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<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>January</strong> 14 - 27, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 6<br />

Tasty treats<br />

at Scioto <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

The Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks recently hosted<br />

a pie iron cooking demonstration at Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> Metro<br />

Park in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Led by outdoor adventure programming<br />

specialists Megan Harris and Serena Tsang, more than a dozen<br />

individuals from across the region and throughout the country<br />

tried their best to make sandwich-based creations in the pie<br />

iron without burning the bread to a crisp. Pictured here holding<br />

a lively discussion about how long they should leave their<br />

s’mores sandwich snack in the pie iron are (from right to left)<br />

Zoe Regin, Ayanna Dickinson, Asha Regin, and Zachary Regin.<br />

The twin siblings from the Galloway area were having a fun<br />

afternoon out with their aunts, one of which was visiting from<br />

Boston for the holidays. Those who were unable to attend the<br />

cooking program last month will have another opportunity this<br />

month as the metro parks will host a pie iron cooking demonstration<br />

on Jan. 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arrowhead Picnic<br />

Area in Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> Metro Park, 5172 Jackson Pike.<br />

Megan Harris, (bottom right) an outdoor adventure programming<br />

specialist with the Columbus and Franklin County Metro<br />

Parks, assembles a pizza using white bread, sauce, cheese,<br />

and pepperoni. She<br />

said the key to making<br />

a good pie iron<br />

creation is to check<br />

your food regularly<br />

and cross your fingers<br />

when you have<br />

to put it back into<br />

the fire.<br />

Gahanna siblings<br />

Lydia and Brady<br />

Stiles (right) chat<br />

while waiting by the<br />

fire for their pie iron<br />

sandwich.<br />

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page 11.<br />

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Higher Education<br />

program expanding<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Editor<br />

In 2016, the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> started<br />

its Higher Education Investment Program.<br />

Now, city leaders are expanding the program<br />

to include more institutions.<br />

The scholarship program is designed to<br />

assist local students in obtaining a postsecondary<br />

education.<br />

“We started this program in 2016 and<br />

since that time, there has been a total of<br />

200 students who have obtained this scholarship,”<br />

said <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> councilman Randy<br />

Holt at a recent council meeting. “We have<br />

awarded approximately $369,500 over<br />

these almost eight years.”<br />

See EDUCATION page 2<br />

Inside<br />

School News<br />

SWCS board of education<br />

approves renovation project Page 5<br />

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PAGE 2 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong><br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Editor<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council will consider whether to prohibit the<br />

cultivation, processing, or retail dispensing of marijuana<br />

within city limits.<br />

The council discussed the issue at a recent meeting but<br />

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decided to hold off on a vote until Feb. 5.<br />

In November 2023, voters approved Issue 2, which<br />

allows adults to buy, possess, and grow marijuana for<br />

recreational use. This law went into effect on Dec. 7.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage said the legislation<br />

introduced by the city’s administration just buys time<br />

so the city officials can understand the rules.<br />

“This is nothing but high road folks,” said Stage.<br />

“We’re taking the high road until more specific<br />

instructions are given to us. From enforcement to<br />

administration, it’s loosey goosey.”<br />

According to Stephen Smith, the city’s law director,<br />

recreational marijuana is technically legal,<br />

however no licenses have been issued and there is<br />

no framework in place by the state on how to issue<br />

the license.<br />

“The will of the people is clear,” said Smith. “The<br />

problem is we don’t know what the law will look<br />

like. It is legal, but you can’t buy it anywhere or sell<br />

it anywhere.”<br />

Smith said the proposed legislation would take<br />

recreational cannabis and make it consistent with<br />

the city’s code for medical marijuana.<br />

Council members were hesitant to sign off on the<br />

legislation to prohibit the commercial sale of marijuana.<br />

Councilman Randy Holt said he was elected to<br />

represent the people of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and more than<br />

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The <strong>City</strong> Beat<br />

<strong>City</strong> leaders consider prohibiting marijuana cultivation<br />

Blood drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

The American Red Cross will host several blood drives<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. This includes:<br />

•Jan. 18 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Vineyard Christian<br />

Fellowship<br />

•Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Evans<br />

Center<br />

•Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> United<br />

EDUCATION<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

To qualify for the program, a student must reside in<br />

the corporation limits of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and attend a participating<br />

school. Those schools were limited to institutions<br />

that had a physical presence in the city, which<br />

includes Columbus State Community College, Ohio<br />

Dominican University, and Ohio Christian University.<br />

The city council voted on legislation to expand that<br />

scope to include schools that are within a 70-mile<br />

radius of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Hall. This includes institutions<br />

like The Ohio State University, Franklin University,<br />

Otterbein, and Capital University. It can even include<br />

online schools, as long at it has an office in that distance.<br />

According to councilman Ted Berry, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> is<br />

the only municipality in the country to offer such a<br />

program to its residents.<br />

“The impact stories on the students who have went<br />

through this (program) are heartwarming,” said Berry.<br />

Those accepted in the higher education investment<br />

program receive a $1,000 tuition payment to the student’s<br />

participating school each semester. That<br />

amount is for full-time students. Part time students<br />

receive a $500 tuition payment for 6 to 11 credit hours.<br />

Each qualifying student can reapply each semester<br />

17,000 residents in the city voted on Issue 2. Holt said the<br />

data he read shows that 56 percent of the voters in the city<br />

voted in favor of making recreational marijuana legal.<br />

“For me, this is probably a precursor of the administration’s<br />

will not to have marijuana, so I will be voting with<br />

the people since I have clear data from the people’s position,”<br />

said Holt.<br />

Councilwoman Christine Houk said she sees it from<br />

both sides where the city’s administration is giving the<br />

state time to formulate the rules, but also said council<br />

members are representative voices of the constituents,<br />

who approved the issue.<br />

Councilman Ted Berry said he is concerned with the<br />

messaging.<br />

“My issue is the message we send,” said Berry. “It’s the<br />

government trying to change the will of the people. That’s<br />

what I have a problem with.”<br />

Smith said the legislation just gives the city time to<br />

understand what the rules will be.<br />

“It is legal to use marijuana that was purchased from a<br />

legal place, but there are no legal places in Ohio right<br />

now,” said Smith.<br />

While the passage of Issue 2 legalizes the recreational<br />

use of marijuana, it does not amend the constitution, giving<br />

legislators the ability to make changes to the law. The<br />

law also enables municipalities to decide whether to permit<br />

dispensaries in their communities.<br />

community events<br />

Methodist Church<br />

•Jan. 23 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Saint John’s Lutheran<br />

Church<br />

•Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Library<br />

•Jan. 30 from 12 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church<br />

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or<br />

visit www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

and receive a maximum of $12,000.<br />

Students must also agree to perform community<br />

service within the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

“The purpose is to endear them to the city, so they<br />

become more of a member of the city and feel committed,”<br />

said Holt.<br />

Holt said the idea behind the volunteerism is that<br />

the students would want to stay in the city after<br />

school.<br />

Berry said this has worked.<br />

“We have been able to keep them here after they<br />

meet people through volunteerism,” he said.<br />

In addition to community service, program participants<br />

must also maintain a 2.0 grade point average<br />

each semester.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> also offers a skilled trades labor award,<br />

designed to assist residents seeking a license of certification<br />

in a skilled trade. This award funds a maximum<br />

of $2,100 per year.<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Higher Education Committee<br />

reviews applicants for both programs.<br />

For additional information on the higher education<br />

investment program or the skilled trades labor award,<br />

visit grovecityohio.gov.


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PAGE 4 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Opinion Page<br />

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With inflation, the damage has been done<br />

We’ve all heard the Isaac Newton expression, “what<br />

goes up must come down.” But sometimes we forget that<br />

only applies to gravity and most certainly not the financial<br />

world. One only need look at the many direct and indirect<br />

impacts of the soaring inflation we’ve recently experienced<br />

to conclude ‘what goes up keeps going up’ to confirm that<br />

distinction.<br />

Today we see politicians patting themselves on the back<br />

and boasting, “inflation is much lower now from the devastating<br />

spiking rate we saw in 2022.” You can say the rate<br />

is much lower now and try to get away with labeling that<br />

a recovery, but I fear there are some who don’t realize it’s<br />

not a true recovery. The damage has been done and the<br />

high costs caused by the devastating inflation spike are<br />

pretty much here to stay.<br />

Oh, perhaps a few cost items might drop, but not many<br />

of them, and not by much. I’m still waiting for orange juice<br />

and coffee beans to drop following a freeze that happened<br />

decades ago. That box of cereal that now costs twice as<br />

much for half of what we used to get won’t change. Nor will<br />

most other food items that have doubled in price and now<br />

use deceiving packaging to try to disguise the decreased<br />

quantity of what we get. Our skyrocketing utility, home,<br />

health, and almost every other cost item that soared out of<br />

control is also here to stay. To buy a new automobile, you<br />

need to consider robbing a bank after first mortgaging<br />

your house for a loan. Gas won’t improve much because, in<br />

addition to inflation, it’s based on greed and inept government.<br />

Those on lower and fixed incomes will continue to be<br />

hurt the most seeing little if any relief along with even<br />

greater budget strain as significant additional inflation<br />

continues, just at a lower rate. And those are just the easily<br />

identified direct results of inflation. The crippling indirect<br />

impacts ripple throughout the economy and are often<br />

not even identified as inflation shrapnel. I’ll detail an<br />

example by way of a story.<br />

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Guest Column<br />

Dave Burton<br />

have our big family dinner together before the start of<br />

another upcoming hectic week of catching most meals on<br />

the fly. After the dishes were washed, the family would all<br />

convene in the den and watch “The Magical World of<br />

Disney” on the television. The show would begin with Walt<br />

Disney himself welcoming us into his studio production<br />

office.<br />

Walt would calmly rise from his desk chair and begin<br />

walking about his office, looking at the camera and talking<br />

to us as though he was also part of our family. He’d<br />

describe the good quality family entertainment that was to<br />

follow, be it Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Mickey, Davy<br />

Crockett, or some other drama, adventure or animated<br />

show. It was something we all looked forward to.<br />

In those days, just hearing the name Disney always<br />

brought smiles, good memories and positive thoughts.<br />

They only cared about providing us kids with good entertainment,<br />

or so we kids thought. But that was then, and<br />

this is now. Times change and so do a child’s perceptions<br />

as the innocent fairytale values we once thought everyone<br />

shared with us begin to vanish. In our maturing years we<br />

now realize they’re just another profit motive driven corporate<br />

conglomerate. Disney has changed, it’s not the wonderful<br />

world any longer, at least in our perception of it.<br />

They sucked us all in as kids and then abruptly dumped<br />

us as adults, forgetting where their success came from.<br />

Profits, politics and social issues moved in center stage for<br />

them. The new misdirection from suspect management<br />

brought financial stress. This once so cherished empire is<br />

now scurrying about trying to recover the lost glory of its<br />

once highly valued mystique and magic, trying desperately<br />

to recapture its lost fan base and most importantly for it,<br />

the profits and huge market share it so craves but has lost<br />

so much of. At the same time, as with every family, they’ve<br />

also had to deal with the recent soaring inflation. How<br />

they’ve dealt with it has impacted us all.<br />

Back in early September I was enjoying watching the<br />

US Open tennis tournament. I don’t watch much tennis<br />

but usually find this to be good worthwhile viewing entertainment<br />

that traditionally goes<br />

along with the Labor Day week that<br />

ushers in the fall season of college<br />

football. I’d been looking forward to<br />

watching the final match and then<br />

some season opening football<br />

games. I never saw any of them.<br />

Instead, I ended up having to read<br />

about them the next day after they<br />

were completed. By all accounts the<br />

Men’s Open Final was a historic battle that received rave<br />

reviews. Thanks to Disney, I gave it an ‘F’ rating for<br />

‘Failure to See.’<br />

We were all settled and tuned in, looking forward to a<br />

good match. Suddenly the screen went totally black. We<br />

flipped around to other channels. Many others were also<br />

black, most notably nearly all the sport channels. After<br />

some comments I won’t repeat, we decided it was perhaps<br />

just a cable issue. Turns out it was, but little did we know<br />

it was indirectly related to inflation.<br />

Before long the blank black TV screens had a message<br />

from our cable company running nonstop across the bottom.<br />

The essence of it was Disney was greedy and our<br />

cable company was our best friends, just looking out for us,<br />

much as the IRS does. Apparently, they were in a price<br />

(profits) squabble; inflation was hitting them hard too and<br />

Disney wouldn’t feed their cable signals anymore without<br />

getting more money and other concessions. I was amazed<br />

how many cable channels, sports and other, were part of<br />

the massive Disney holdings.<br />

They were holding us viewers as hostages in the middle,<br />

feeding off our emotions, much as Congress does with<br />

their now renowned annual impending government shutdown<br />

budget show to raise the debt limit yet again and<br />

always ends with the taxpayer funding more of their outof-control<br />

spending and waste.<br />

The Disney-cable company bickering went on for two<br />

permanently lost weekends of football games. The standstill<br />

finally ended, our channels were restored, and we supposedly<br />

valued customers were given a whopping credit on<br />

our next bill that amounted to less than the equivalent of<br />

two gallons of gas. I’m sure it’s just a short matter of time<br />

before they’ll reclaim that embarrassing token amount<br />

with a message we too often get on our monthly bill, “We<br />

value our customers and try hard to contain costs.<br />

Effective with your next billing, we’ll be increasing whatever<br />

we can come up with to insure we keep making our<br />

ridiculously high profits at your expense.”<br />

Try watching a college basketball game on any of the<br />

multitude of Disney owned ESPN stations lately? It’s not<br />

my imagination, I got so frustrated I researched the question:<br />

No, you aren’t going crazy. There are more commercials<br />

this year. ESPN increased the commercial break<br />

length to 3:20. When inflation hits and profit goals suffer,<br />

what’s the easy solution? Right, sell more ad time and lots<br />

of it. Who cares about ruining the flow of the game for the<br />

players and fans? My question is why teams even need<br />

official timeouts anymore, the entire game is fast becoming<br />

one big timeout with a few dribbles thrown in between.<br />

Dave Burton is a guest columnist for the Columbus<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers. He lives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.


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In Education<br />

SWCS board of education<br />

approves renovation project<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A long-planned renovation project is one<br />

step closer to becoming a reality in the<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools District.<br />

At its meeting last month, the board of<br />

education unanimously approved a facilities<br />

development contract with the Heathbased<br />

company, Robertson Construction<br />

Services, to improve and renovate the<br />

District Service Center and the<br />

Transportation Service Center.<br />

Under the terms of the contract, the district<br />

will pay Robertson Construction<br />

Services $2.56 million for the interior and<br />

exterior upgrades at the two service centers.<br />

The district will also pay a separate<br />

owner contingency in the amount of<br />

$180,000 to cover the cost of unforeseen<br />

items or district requested changes during<br />

the construction process.<br />

According to Monte Detterman, the district’s<br />

director of business services, the<br />

scope of the project at the District Service<br />

Center on Marlane Drive in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> will<br />

include upgrades throughout the facility.<br />

“Among the items set for bid within this<br />

project are windows, HVAC, roofing<br />

improvements, and structural issues with<br />

the exterior,” he wrote in an email regarding<br />

the improvement project. “Many of<br />

these improvements will enhance the<br />

DCS’s heating and cooling capabilities and<br />

reduce utility costs in the long term.”<br />

The scope of the project at the<br />

Transportation Service Center on<br />

Southwest Boulevard will primarily be cosmetic.<br />

“There are some doors that need to be<br />

replaced and the exterior of the building<br />

will be painted,” he said. “A new heating<br />

system will be installed in the mechanics<br />

bay as well as replacing some ventilation<br />

units.”<br />

He added that lighting will be upgraded<br />

Prescription drug disposal<br />

The National Association of Drug<br />

Diversion Investigators (NADDI) launched<br />

a program to significantly reduce easy<br />

access to outdated or no longer needed prescriptions.<br />

These drugs are the target of theft by<br />

people who have access to the medicine<br />

cabinets of family and friends. America’s<br />

12- to 17-year-olds have made prescription<br />

drugs their number one substance of<br />

abuse, and much of the supply is coming<br />

from the medicine cabinets of their parents,<br />

grandparents and friends. More<br />

adults recognize the need to remove these<br />

news and notes<br />

throughout the facility with energy efficient<br />

LED fixtures and restrooms and<br />

break areas will be renovated to provide<br />

better facilities for staff. The office area<br />

will also be renovated to provide a “more<br />

functional work space for scheduling and<br />

routing students each day.”<br />

Detterman said the project could start<br />

sometime this winter, but most of the work<br />

would take place in the spring and summer.<br />

The district believes both of the projects<br />

will be completed near the start of the<br />

<strong>2024</strong>-25 school year.<br />

Unlike a majority of the infrastructure<br />

improvement projects that have been<br />

approved by the board within the past several<br />

years, this project will be funded by<br />

permanent improvement dollars and not<br />

federal dollars that have been allocated<br />

through the American Rescue Plan and the<br />

Elementary and Secondary School<br />

Emergency Relief Fund (APR-ESSER).<br />

Some of the district infrastructure<br />

improvement projects that has been<br />

approved through the utilization of federal<br />

dollars include the construction of a new<br />

Stiles Family Resource Center, HVAC<br />

replacement and repairs throughout the<br />

school buildings, a new addition to Hayes<br />

Intermediate School, roof repair and renovation<br />

at the recreation centers, and an<br />

event center expansion at the South-<br />

Western Career Academy.<br />

The ARP-ESSER dollars have also been<br />

utilized for learning loss initiatives caused<br />

by the COVID-19 pandemic. The district<br />

has spent approximately $16 million to<br />

combat learning loss by hiring additional<br />

counselors, intervention specialists, social<br />

workers, and student support liaisons. The<br />

district has also offered online tutoring services,<br />

expanded upon its summer school<br />

programming, provided Chromebooks to<br />

all students, and partnered with organizations<br />

such as the YMCA of Central Ohio to<br />

provide social and emotional support for<br />

the students.<br />

substances from the home.<br />

The following <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> pharmacies<br />

accept anonymous disposal of medicines.<br />

• Meijer Pharmacy, 2811 London-<br />

<strong>Grove</strong>port Road<br />

• CVS, 2565 London-<strong>Grove</strong>port Road<br />

• Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 1693 Stringtown<br />

Road<br />

Accepted items include prescription, pet<br />

and over-the-counter drugs including capsules,<br />

pills, powders, herbs and vitamins in<br />

the original packaging or a clear, sealed<br />

bag.<br />

To dispose of items not accepted, refer to<br />

the United States Food and Drug<br />

Administration guidelines at fda.gov.<br />

Dec 1, 2023, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 3900 block of Jackpot Rd. on a<br />

theft report of multiple tools from a work<br />

vehicle. The victim stated the vehicle was<br />

parked in the parking lot overnight and the<br />

suspect(s) broke a rear window to get in.<br />

Dec 4, 2023, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 2100 block of Stringtown Rd.<br />

on theft report. The victim stated she received<br />

a notification on her phone that a $400<br />

withdrawal had been made from her bank<br />

account through an ATM. The victim stated<br />

she was then advised another $100 was withdrawn<br />

from the same ATM. The victim has<br />

her card in her possession, so she believes a<br />

skimmer was used. There were two male suspects<br />

seen on video footage using the ATM at<br />

the time of the withdrawals.<br />

Dec 8, 2023, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 1600 block of Stringtown Rd.<br />

on a theft report in progress. The suspect vehicle<br />

description was provided and as it was<br />

leaving the area, officers stopped the vehicle.<br />

The victim advised the officers the suspect<br />

stole several clothing items totaling<br />

$1,640.00. The suspect was placed under arrest<br />

for felony theft.<br />

Dec 11, 2023, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 1600 block of Stringtown Rd.<br />

on a theft report in progress. The victim<br />

stated a male and female suspect inside<br />

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under scanned items at a self-checkout. The<br />

victim stated the suspects purchased a TV<br />

and then hid other items behind the TV to try<br />

and block the view of the employee at the selfcheckout<br />

counter. The suspects were stopped<br />

and admitted to the theft totaling $92.98. The<br />

suspects were charged with theft and banned<br />

from the business.<br />

Dec 18, 2023, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 1600 block of Stringtown Rd.<br />

on a theft report. The victim stated the suspect<br />

failed to scan items at self-checkout and<br />

once the suspect left the self-checkout area it<br />

was also noticed the suspect had concealed<br />

items in their purse as well. The suspect admitted<br />

to committing the theft. The suspect<br />

was banned from the business and charged<br />

with theft.<br />

Crime Prevention Tips:<br />

To help prevent theft from your vehicle, remember<br />

to park in well-lit areas if possible,<br />

lock your doors, don’t leave your keys in the<br />

vehicle and don’t leave anything of value in<br />

plain sight. Remember to check your credit<br />

card activity to make sure there are no fraudulent<br />

charges on your account. If you see<br />

something say something. If you see someone<br />

attempting to steal items at a business tell an<br />

employee.<br />

These cases are only a sample of crimes<br />

under investigation by our division of police.<br />

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Historical Society<br />

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club meetings<br />

Help preserve the history of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Urbancrest and<br />

Jackson, Pleasant. Prairie and Franklin townships. The<br />

Southwest Franklin County Historical Society meets the first<br />

Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church,<br />

3220 Columbus St. For information, pick-up a society brochure at<br />

the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Welcome Center, 3378 Park St.<br />

Parkinson’s support group<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parkinson’s support group meets the third<br />

Wednesday of each month at StoryPoint <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, located at<br />

3717 Orders Road at 1 p.m. The meetings take place in the assisted<br />

living area of the community, which is located around the back<br />

of the building. The meetings are open to all who want to learn<br />

more about Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call Kathy<br />

Hakes at 614-507-8458.<br />

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One way to educate people is through<br />

comedy.<br />

Eva Siedler, a <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident,<br />

debuts with her romantic comedy “Work it<br />

Out” as an effort to drive awareness for<br />

POTS, a chronic illness she personally<br />

experiences.<br />

Siedler has had the classic symptoms of<br />

POTS for as long as she can remember.<br />

She experienced severe heat intolerance<br />

that produced nausea and weakness, causing<br />

her to pass out at summer fairs and in<br />

routine gym class. Doctors diagnosed her<br />

with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia<br />

Syndrome (POTS).<br />

The National Institute of Neurological<br />

Disorders and Stroke identifies it as a condition<br />

in which “an excessively reduced<br />

volume of blood returns to the heart after<br />

an individual stands up from a lying down<br />

position.” Additional symptoms can<br />

include brain fog, chronic fatigue, and<br />

dizziness. This can oftentimes be a silent<br />

struggle, but nonetheless an isolating one.<br />

Siedler’s journey with accepting POTS<br />

since her diagnosis has been on a steady<br />

incline.<br />

“Having compassion for myself is so<br />

important, but new,” she said. “The idea of<br />

not making excuses doesn’t apply to me in<br />

certain spaces and that’s okay.”<br />

Something that has unexpectedly been<br />

very healing in this process is the authorship<br />

of a novel.<br />

“Writing this book has been a big part<br />

of coming to grips with this being an actual<br />

disability for me,” said Siedler.<br />

Writing was an interest that popped up<br />

after the birth of her first son. In rocking<br />

him to sleep, she formed the silent habit of<br />

reading, but at that time she wasn’t finding<br />

the book she craved.<br />

“I couldn’t find the story I wanted, so I<br />

wrote it.” she said.<br />

That momentum produced several<br />

books, and nearly two decades later has<br />

led to her first publication.<br />

The romance takes place in small-town<br />

Arizona and follows the journey of an actor<br />

who is training for a superhero role that<br />

will launch his career while actively trying<br />

to hide his POTS. His trainer sees him<br />

clearly and pushes him in the way he<br />

needs. He becomes her soft spot and the<br />

challenges draw them to one another.<br />

Siedler mentioned that she found herself<br />

scripting the characters to respond in<br />

ways she wished she was responded to.<br />

S.A.L.T. at Evans Center<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police host Seniors and<br />

Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) meetings at 10<br />

a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the<br />

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<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Sarah Slayman<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident Eva Siedler wrote a romantic comedy that<br />

educates readers on the chronic condition Postural Orthostatic<br />

Tachycardia Syndrome. Her novel “Work it Out” will be released<br />

at the end of <strong>January</strong>.<br />

The trainer makes small accommodations for him without having<br />

to be asked, because she paid attention, had compassion, and<br />

wanted him to succeed in a way that worked with his disability,<br />

not against it.<br />

Of course, everyone wants to walk away from a romantic comedy<br />

feeling good, but Siedler hopes to offer more. Her hope for the<br />

novel would be to organically produce a sense of compassion for<br />

those who struggle with seemingly invisible chronic illnesses.<br />

The characters invite you into a daily look of the emotions,<br />

challenges, and victories of someone who experiences POTS.<br />

“Writing this helped me believe that about myself too,” Siedler<br />

said.<br />

Siedler’s family has been extremely supportive throughout her<br />

entire journey. In particular, her two sons, ages 16 and 18, have<br />

always been her biggest fans. When they were younger, they<br />

would always ask where on the shelf her book was going to go in<br />

the store.<br />

“It was never a matter of quitting. I didn’t want to set that<br />

example, though they also wouldn’t have been okay with that,”<br />

she said<br />

Siedler will soon make her sons proud as “Work it Out,”<br />

Published by Entangled Publishing, will be released on Jan. 29.<br />

The book is now available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes &<br />

Noble.<br />

This book is set to be the first of a series.<br />

community events<br />

Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Adults of all ages are<br />

welcome to attend. If you would like additional information<br />

on other crime prevention programs visit<br />

police.grovecityohio.gov or call 614-277-1765.


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Photo courtesy of the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Stage begins serving fifth term<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage was elected for a fifth consecutive term. A<br />

swearing-in ceremony was held on Dec. 29. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine administered<br />

the oath of office.<br />

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Internet Purchase<br />

Exchange Zones<br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>’s Division of<br />

Police in cooperation with Jackson<br />

Township established two Internet<br />

Purchase Exchange Zones in response to<br />

safety concerns during person-to-person<br />

exchanges of sales arranged online. The<br />

zones are located at <strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035<br />

Broadway, and the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, 3756 Hoover<br />

Valentine Festivities<br />

LOVE IS IN THE AIR FEBRUARY <strong>14th</strong><br />

5 pm - 9 pm<br />

JPs BBQ BOLTONFIELD<br />

$129.00 per couple<br />

With Beverages * Appetizers * Dinner * Dessert<br />

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Advance non-refundable ticket purchase required<br />

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The Big E Band<br />

Tickets - $ 60.00<br />

(Includes dinner)<br />

Sat., February 10th<br />

Villa Milano - 1630 Schrock Rd.<br />

Doors Open - 5:30pm | Dinner - 6:30pm<br />

Show -7:30pm<br />

CALL FOR TICKETS<br />

(614) 792-3135<br />

Road.<br />

Exchange zones are identified by signage<br />

next to designated parking spaces at<br />

each location with video surveillance 24<br />

hours a day, seven days a week. Residents<br />

can conduct transactions knowing their<br />

interactions are recorded. In cases of emergency,<br />

site users should dial 911 for assistance.<br />

For more information, contact the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Division of Police at 614-277-1710.<br />

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Gwen Miller, (left) treasurer of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Cancer Thrift Shop, and Kathy Coffey,<br />

president of the thrift shop, present LifeCare Alliance’s President & CEO Chuck<br />

Gehring (center) with a donation to support the agency’s Columbus Cancer Center.<br />

This represents a record-breaking year for the thrift shop that has been donating its<br />

annual proceeds since 2005.<br />

A record-breaking donation<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Cancer Thrift Shop recently<br />

presented a record-breaking check to<br />

LifeCare Alliance’s Columbus Cancer<br />

Clinic. This was the largest donation they<br />

have ever made in their more than 50-year<br />

history.<br />

Founded in 1970, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Cancer<br />

Thrift shop’s mission is to provide funds for<br />

organizations that benefit those affected by<br />

cancer and support the fight against the<br />

disease.<br />

When customers shop at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Cancer Thrift Shop, their money helps<br />

hundreds of people to access cancer screenings,<br />

prosthetics, wigs, hygienic and personal<br />

care supplies, and more through<br />

LifeCare Alliance.<br />

Since their founding in 1970, the thrift<br />

shop has donated more than $1.7 million in<br />

support of those with cancer. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Cancer Thrift Shop is one of three independent<br />

all-volunteer donation-and-consignment<br />

stores that support LifeCare Alliance<br />

Cancer Clinic, along with Worthington<br />

Thrift Shop and Reynoldsburg Cancer<br />

Thrift Shop.<br />

“These three thrift stores are a great<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover<br />

Road in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, will host a free community<br />

meal every third Saturday of each<br />

month. The food will be served from noon<br />

to 1 p.m. For more information, call the<br />

church office at 614-875-0510.<br />

community events<br />

help,” said Chuck Gehring, president and<br />

CEO of LifeCare Alliance. “Together, they<br />

provide approximately 17 percent of the<br />

annual budget for our clinic. We wouldn’t<br />

be able to do all we do without all three of<br />

them.”<br />

The Columbus Cancer Clinic was founded<br />

in 1921, as the country’s first free cancer<br />

screening and detection facility. It offers<br />

low-cost or free cancer screenings, mammograms,<br />

and education about cancer prevention<br />

and early detection. The clinic also<br />

offers cancer support services including<br />

interpretation services, hygiene and personal<br />

care supplies, transportation, and<br />

linkages to critical health resources. In<br />

2022, the clinic performed nearly 5,000<br />

mammograms, diagnostics, biopsies, and<br />

cancer screenings.<br />

For the past 125 years, LifeCare<br />

Alliance has met the changing medical and<br />

nutritional needs of the community. We<br />

are a nationally recognized nonprofit<br />

human services organization that is there<br />

for people facing challenges that stem from<br />

medical conditions, disabilities, or aging in<br />

place.<br />

Wellness services for seniors<br />

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at<br />

First Presbyterian Church, 4227 Broadway<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, weekly to provide free foot<br />

care and other wellness services for<br />

seniors. To schedule an appointment, call<br />

the wellness office at 614-437-2878.


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Pets of the Week<br />

Spice Girl is a bit of<br />

a mystery. Not much<br />

is known about this<br />

1-year-old girl except<br />

she was abandoned<br />

in a carrier at a local<br />

pet store. She loves<br />

being around people<br />

but does not want to<br />

share attention with<br />

other animals. She<br />

would do best as the only animal in the<br />

house. Spice Girl is up for adoption through<br />

Friends for Life Animal Haven.<br />

FYI: fflah.org<br />

Dodger is one cool<br />

hound dog. Just look<br />

at that face. Dodger<br />

is smart and sweet<br />

but sassy and stubborn.<br />

He is slowly<br />

learning commands<br />

but just wants to play<br />

and be goofy all the<br />

time. He would probably<br />

love to be a running partner with all his<br />

energy. Dodger is about 8 months old and is<br />

up for adoption through Colony Cats and<br />

Dogs.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Your Highness is a<br />

sweet tortie who is<br />

very affectionate and<br />

will tell you what she<br />

thinks. She had a<br />

rough life and<br />

deserves a home<br />

where she is the only<br />

cat and can order her<br />

human servants<br />

around with no competition.<br />

Come meet<br />

Your Highness at Pet Supplies Plus in <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong>.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Jimmy is a 5-yearold<br />

sweetie who gets<br />

along great with<br />

other dogs. His<br />

favorite games to<br />

play with canine<br />

friends are chase<br />

and wrestle. He also<br />

loves playing with<br />

toys. Jimmy can get a<br />

bit nervous at the<br />

shelter as the environment<br />

can overwhelm<br />

him. He is<br />

such a loving guy who would thrive in a home<br />

with a family understanding of his needs and<br />

anxiety. Adopt Jimmy from the Franklin<br />

County Dog Shelter.<br />

FYI: franklincountydogs.com<br />

Welcome Home program aims to<br />

improve access to affordable housing<br />

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Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 AM<br />

Sunday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM<br />

Wednesday Evening Bible Class: 7:00 PM<br />

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<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt.<br />

Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio<br />

Department of Development Director<br />

Lydia Mihalik released official program<br />

guidelines for the new $150 million<br />

Welcome Home Ohio program, which was<br />

developed to improve access to affordable<br />

housing across the state.<br />

“Housing needs are present all across<br />

Ohio,” said DeWine. “Through this program,<br />

we have the opportunity to support<br />

new investments in housing construction<br />

that will help cultivate vibrant neighborhoods<br />

and stimulate economic vitality.”<br />

The program will provide $100 million<br />

in grants over the course of the biennium<br />

for landbanks to purchase, rehabilitate, or<br />

build qualifying residential properties for<br />

income-eligible Ohioans. Additionally, $50<br />

million in nonrefundable tax credits will be<br />

made available to landbanks and eligible<br />

developers over the biennium for qualifying<br />

rehabs and new construction once a<br />

property is sold.<br />

“By ensuring all current and future<br />

Ohioans have access to affordable housing,<br />

we are not only meeting the basic needs of<br />

our residents but also laying the foundation<br />

for sustainable economic development,”<br />

said Husted. “As companies continue<br />

to invest in Ohio, we will need the housing<br />

stock to support that growth and prepare<br />

our communities for the opportunities<br />

those businesses bring.”<br />

The Welcome Home Ohio program was<br />

created in partnership with the Ohio<br />

General Assembly in the biennium budget<br />

bill, House Bill 33. The Ohio Department of<br />

Development will administer the program<br />

and will begin accepting applications for<br />

both the grants and tax credit on Jan 9,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

“Ensuring Ohioans have a home they<br />

can afford brings our families stability and<br />

allows them to have a place where they can<br />

stay healthy, raise their children, continue<br />

working, and live their best lives,” said<br />

Mihalik. “Our ultimate goal is to increase<br />

the affordable housing stock across Ohio so<br />

that more residents can realize the dream<br />

of home ownership.”<br />

The application period for the grants<br />

will close on Feb. 9, <strong>2024</strong>, with rolling<br />

applications accepted from Feb. 12 to May<br />

31, as funds are available. Tax credit applications<br />

will be accepted on a rolling basis<br />

until funds are expended.<br />

Program information and full guidelines<br />

can be found at development.ohio.gov/community/redevelopment/welcomehome.<br />

Please visit the<br />

Southwest Church<br />

of your choice.<br />

List your Worship<br />

Services here.<br />

For info. call 614-272-5422<br />

<strong>January</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 9<br />

Capital<br />

Budget<br />

Update<br />

In a previous communication with you, I outlined<br />

the capital budget process. As you may recall, the<br />

capital budget encompasses construction projects<br />

funded, at least in part, with public dollars and is<br />

passed in even-numbered years. For this biennium,<br />

it will total about $4 billion and will include a onetime<br />

supplement of $700 million, which was inserted<br />

as a result of a surplus in tax revenues during<br />

the operating budget process last year.<br />

Most of the construction projects are determined<br />

by various state entities and public universities<br />

based on budget amounts in previous two-year<br />

budgets. About $180 million are allocated for community<br />

projects around the state. This will be supplemented<br />

by the one-time $700 million referenced<br />

above. Franklin County’s share of this $880 million<br />

will total about $90 million.<br />

I have been meeting with folks representing projects<br />

asking for the state to fund a portion of them.<br />

In addition, I have conferred with the state representatives<br />

from the other Franklin County house<br />

districts in an attempt to gain consensus on the relative<br />

worthiness of larger projects for the greater<br />

Columbus community. Our work has been aided<br />

greatly by the Columbus Partnership, the chief economic<br />

development group for Central Ohio, which<br />

has collected and vetted over 100 capital budget request<br />

submissions.<br />

As of now, we are looking to focus the bulk of our<br />

available funding to assist with up to five large Central<br />

Ohio projects. These include the Ohio Center<br />

for Advanced Technologies, a workforce development<br />

center to be located on the Columbus State<br />

Community College campus, the Columbus Symphony’s<br />

new concert hall and learning center, the<br />

new John Glenn International Airport terminal project,<br />

a Columbus Downtown development project,<br />

and the modernization of Nationwide Arena. Some<br />

resources will be allocated to fund a portion of<br />

some medium-sized projects for non-profit, social<br />

service-oriented entities such as Maryhaven, Buckeye<br />

Ranch, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and the PAST<br />

Foundation for mathematics and science education.<br />

Finally, some funds may get allocated to smaller<br />

local community projects such as playground<br />

equipment for the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Town Center Park,<br />

Green Lawn Cemetery restoration, and the Heinzerling<br />

Community’s roof replacement and HVAC modernization<br />

projects.<br />

We are submitting our lists of priority projects this<br />

week. They will be reviewed by the House Finance<br />

Committee. Its recommendations will be voted on<br />

by the entire House later this spring. The Senate will<br />

utilize a similar process after we finish. We anticipate<br />

an approved capital budget by early summer.<br />

(Dave Dobos represents the 10th District in the Ohio<br />

House of Representatives, which consists of parts of<br />

West, Southwest, and South Columbus, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Urbancrest,<br />

and portions of Franklin and Jackson Townships.<br />

He reports regularly on his activities in this<br />

position and his campaign has paid for this communication<br />

with you.)<br />

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Founded in 2012 by three movie producers,<br />

A24 has garnered a reputation as an<br />

independent entertainment company that<br />

rarely has a misstep. In such a short<br />

amount of time, they have altered the landscape<br />

of the horror genre by funding psychological<br />

thrillers such as “Hereditary”,<br />

“Midsommar,” and “The Witch”; they have<br />

distributed some of the buzziest television<br />

shows as of late with “Beef” on Netflix and<br />

“Euphoria” on HBO; and they have disrupted<br />

the upper crust of the academy by<br />

believing that an off-the-wall comedy like<br />

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” could<br />

have a profound impact on an industry that<br />

takes itself far too seriously.<br />

For many who follow the work of A24,<br />

this company can truly do no wrong. But<br />

eventually there comes a time when a<br />

trusted source of good taste makes a boneheaded<br />

decision and that is what they did<br />

in regard to their latest film, “The Iron<br />

Claw.”<br />

When entertainment companies believe<br />

they have something special on their<br />

hands, they present the film for international<br />

audiences and professional critics at<br />

fall festivals. If the movie, or perhaps a<br />

noteworthy performance in the movie, generates<br />

a positive amount of buzz, it can propel<br />

that film or that performance to the top<br />

of must-see lists for the remainder of the<br />

year or even the upcoming year.<br />

Additionally, that strong word-of-mouth<br />

can also have an impact at the domestic<br />

and global box office, and it can even help a<br />

movie or a performance in that movie snag<br />

a nomination or a statue at major industry<br />

events.<br />

Now, I am not certain who at A24 was<br />

tasked with determining whether “The<br />

Iron Claw”, a film that is centered around<br />

a famed but tragic American wrestling<br />

family, was worthy of a fall festival run but<br />

their decision to withhold this quietly devastating<br />

movie from the circuit was<br />

absolutely moronic. Perhaps it was because<br />

it is a movie about wrestling, perhaps it<br />

was because the star of the film — who gives<br />

the performance of his career — was a former<br />

teenage heartthrob, or perhaps it was<br />

because they were just too busy making the<br />

switch from independent entertainment<br />

company to a commercial conglomerate.<br />

But whatever the circumstances were that<br />

led to this film not being presented at the<br />

festivals where it could receive the appropriate<br />

amount of buzz it deserves should be<br />

considered a criminal offense in my book.<br />

While I have sworn that I would no<br />

longer try to make up for the stupidity of<br />

others, I feel it is my duty as a movie<br />

reviewer to do what the individual at A24<br />

would not do and wholeheartedly throw my<br />

support behind “The Iron Claw.” Although<br />

the subject matter, which touches upon<br />

mental health issues, suicidal ideation and<br />

toxic masculinity, makes it a difficult<br />

watch, the love the siblings in this family<br />

have for each other and the warmth the<br />

actors exude while portraying their reallife<br />

counterparts make that difficult watch<br />

completely worthwhile.<br />

Like any good wrestling match, the film<br />

opens by introducing the audience to an<br />

antagonist, a hulking figure named Fritz<br />

Von Erich (ferociously played by Holt<br />

McCallany). Wearing little more than<br />

trunks and a snarl, he taunts the spectators<br />

who have come out to cheer on his good<br />

guy foe as he prepares to deliver his signature<br />

move to incapacitate his opponent — a<br />

crushing claw hold to the head, followed by<br />

a back slam to the unforgiving mat. It is a<br />

maneuver that has made Fritz Von Erich<br />

(a.k.a. Jack Adkisson in his out-of-ring life)<br />

famous and feared and it serves as an apt<br />

metaphor for the iron grip he has on his<br />

family, in particular his sons.<br />

As a professional wrestler in the<br />

National Wrestling Alliance, Fritz had<br />

middling success and never won a world<br />

heavyweight belt, a decision that he<br />

believed was due to his cantankerous<br />

nature outside of the ring. The fact that he<br />

was never promoted to champion status<br />

rankled him so thoroughly that he has<br />

made acquiring it via his sons his mission<br />

in life.<br />

In turn, second eldest son Kevin (Zac<br />

Efron), third eldest son David (Harris<br />

Dickinson), fourth eldest son Kerry<br />

(Jeremy Allen White), and the “baby” son<br />

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formerly of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Ohio, died peacefully<br />

in her home in Lafayette, CA on <strong>January</strong> 2,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at the age of 98. She was predeceased in<br />

death by her late husband, Terry Allen Olsen<br />

who died on February 8, 2018. Fran’s ashes will<br />

be interned next to her husband’s grave in the<br />

Sarasota National Cemetery at a date TBD. She<br />

was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered<br />

for her energy and smiling face.<br />

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(Important note:<br />

eldest son Jack Jr.<br />

died as a child and<br />

the sixth and last son, Chris, was omitted<br />

by writer/director Sean Durkin as he<br />

believed it would have been “too much” for<br />

the audience to handle another tragic<br />

death.)<br />

Since childhood, the boys have dreamed<br />

of following in the footsteps of the legendary<br />

Fritz Von Erich, spending almost<br />

all of their time outside of school and the<br />

family farm pumping iron, working on<br />

moves, and performing in the wrestling<br />

league founded by their father in Dallas.<br />

Although they often jockey for the patriarch’s<br />

favor, the siblings truly care for and<br />

love and support each other in all that they<br />

do — even when Fritz decides that wrestling<br />

star Kevin will take a back seat to his more<br />

charismatic brothers, David and Kerry.<br />

As Kevin is the only surviving Von Erich<br />

brother — all of his younger siblings died in<br />

their early 20s and 30s due to sudden<br />

health issues (David) and by suicide (Chris,<br />

Kerry and Mike) — writer/director Sean<br />

Durkin makes him the focal point of the<br />

film and the vehicle in which the audience<br />

experiences the tragic downfall of this family.<br />

It is a decision that largely works<br />

because of how extraordinary Efron is in<br />

this role.<br />

Efron, who has a naturally lean build<br />

that is capable of putting on muscle, completely<br />

transformed his body for “The Iron<br />

Claw.” Working with trainers Chavo<br />

Guerrero Jr. and Farren Morgan, he put 15<br />

pounds of muscle on his frame and even<br />

allowed his luxurious locks to be cut into a<br />

bowl-shaped nightmare. But primary to<br />

that is his transformative performance as<br />

Kevin, playing him with a discombobulating<br />

mix of beefiness and vulnerability.<br />

Knowing what we do about the Von Erich<br />

family, it hits the heart hard early in the<br />

film when Kevin is out on a date and he<br />

tells his future wife that all he wants to do<br />

with his life is to be with his brothers. And<br />

later, when all of them are gone, it hits<br />

even harder when he realizes he is all<br />

alone.<br />

It is hard not to become an emotional<br />

mess while watching “The Iron Claw”,<br />

which is comprised of more tender<br />

moments than body slams. It’s difficult not<br />

to want to pop through that screen and<br />

fight Fritz Von Erich, who would have been<br />

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better served if he had simply recognized<br />

the true talents of his sons and not pushed<br />

them into the ring; it’s difficult not to want<br />

to pop through that screen and knock away<br />

the needles that are in the hands of David<br />

and Kerry as it causes addiction and death<br />

later; and it’s difficult not to want to pop<br />

through that screen and give Kevin a big<br />

hug as he cries for all the trauma and<br />

tragedy that his beloved family has<br />

endured. Instead, all we can do is sit and<br />

watch as this wonderful and wonderfully<br />

difficult film plays out. And then we can go<br />

sob in our cars for a good while afterward.<br />

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The Ohio Department of Development<br />

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to help Ohioans facing housing instability<br />

and homelessness find temporary, emergency<br />

shelter and permanent housing.<br />

“Ensuring all Ohioans have the opportunity<br />

to live up to their full potential<br />

starts with access to safe and stable housing,”<br />

said Lydia Mihalik, director of the<br />

Department of Development. “With this<br />

investment we’re making a meaningful<br />

impact on the lives of Ohioans facing housing<br />

challenges and empowering local organizations<br />

to expand their reach and effectiveness<br />

in addressing the immediate and<br />

longer-term needs of housing in their communities.”<br />

Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF) dollars<br />

are being awarded through the<br />

Homeless Crisis Response program to<br />

assist 40 nonprofit and local government<br />

agencies across the state with homelessness<br />

prevention, rapid re-housing, and<br />

emergency shelter services. The funds will<br />

assist 31 agencies operating 37 emergency<br />

shelters and support 12 housing stability<br />

programs to benefit an estimated 39,000<br />

Ohioans.<br />

The Community Shelter Board in<br />

Franklin County will receive a $1 million<br />

grant to contract with Lutheran Social<br />

Services, Maryhaven, Southeast, YMCA of<br />

Central Ohio, and YWCA Columbus to provide<br />

emergency shelter for homeless individuals.<br />

The Homeless Crisis Response Program<br />

has two components: Emergency Shelter<br />

Operations and Housing Stability. The<br />

Emergency Shelter component provides for<br />

shelter operations, administration, and<br />

data evaluation in emergency shelters,<br />

while the Housing Stability component<br />

includes homelessness prevention, rapid<br />

re-housing, administration, and data evaluation.<br />

Each of Ohio’s 88 counties is located<br />

within one of 25 homeless planning regions<br />

throughout the state. Grants are awarded<br />

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for a two-year period.<br />

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Parental approval needed for social media use<br />

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is<br />

making the public aware of a new state law<br />

giving parents oversight of their children’s<br />

use of social media websites as well as<br />

online services and products aimed at children.<br />

The Parental Notification by Social<br />

Media Operators Act, approved by the<br />

General Assembly in July, will take effect<br />

on Jan. 15.<br />

“This law aims to give parents more control<br />

over their children creating new social<br />

media accounts,” Yost said. “So just like<br />

any other time, if you feel like you’ve been<br />

wronged by a company, we take those complaints<br />

and work to resolve any issues —<br />

this is no different.”<br />

The Ohio Attorney General is charged<br />

with enforcement of this law, which applies<br />

to websites, services and products that are<br />

targeted to children or reasonably expected<br />

to be accessed by children.<br />

Beginning Jan. 15, operators must<br />

obtain parental consent before establishing<br />

accounts for children under the age of 16.<br />

Project ChildSafe<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police is participating<br />

in a nationwide free gun lock<br />

giveaway program to help protect families<br />

from unnecessary tragedy.<br />

Over the past decade, Project ChildSafe<br />

developed a comprehensive program for<br />

firearm owners to be safe and responsible<br />

– preventing accidents and keeping<br />

firearms out of the wrong hands.<br />

Free, cable-style gun locks and firearm<br />

safety information are available at the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.<br />

The free gun lock giveaway is part of the<br />

national Project ChildSafe Initiative,<br />

ensuring safe and responsible firearm ownership<br />

and storage. Funding for the locks is<br />

club<br />

meeting<br />

Alzheimer’s<br />

support at<br />

Ashford<br />

The Ashford of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Alzheimer’s support<br />

group meets<br />

the third Thursday<br />

of the month at 2<br />

p.m. at 3197<br />

Southwest Blvd.<br />

For more information,<br />

contact<br />

Bethany Watts at<br />

614-582-4905 or<br />

bwatts@wallick.co<br />

m.<br />

News and Notes<br />

They also must present parents with a list<br />

of censoring or content moderation features.<br />

When consent is granted, operators<br />

must then send written confirmation of the<br />

account to the parent or legal guardian.<br />

When consent is not given, operators must<br />

deny the child access to the platform.<br />

In cases in which operators fail to provide<br />

notification or a parent wishes to terminate<br />

a child’s access, parents should contact<br />

the website operator who then has 30<br />

days to terminate the child’s access. If parents<br />

are unsuccessful in the account being<br />

deleted, they are encouraged to file a complaint<br />

with the Ohio Attorney General’s<br />

Office at OhioProtects.org.<br />

The new law does not require operators<br />

to notify parents about accounts created<br />

before Jan. 15, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

OhioProtects.org features frequently<br />

asked questions regarding the law and<br />

offers additional resources for parents<br />

seeking information on the upcoming regulations.<br />

provided by a grant from the U.S.<br />

Department of Justice.<br />

For more information, contact the division<br />

of police at 614-277-1710.<br />

Free legal advice<br />

at Westland Library<br />

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus will<br />

offer free legal advice the third Tuesday of<br />

each month at the Westland Area Library,<br />

4740 West Broad St. Representatives will<br />

be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss noncriminal<br />

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Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

614-272-5422<br />

AUTO PARTS<br />

Nissan 2019 Pathfinder<br />

running boards, mountings<br />

& brackets. New 2022 -<br />

$789.00. Only on car<br />

August -September 2022.<br />

Brand new condition. Now<br />

$389.00 or best offer.<br />

pfd1d@aol.com<br />

VACATION RENTALS<br />

Palm Manor Condos<br />

in Englewood, FL.<br />

Upper 2 bedroom/2 bath,<br />

living & dining rms, kitchen<br />

dishes, bedding & towels,<br />

etc. included.<br />

Available March <strong>2024</strong> -<br />

$4218/mo. Contact<br />

pfd1d@aol.com<br />

<strong>January</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong>- GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 15<br />

xClassified Services<br />

CLEANING<br />

HOUSE CLEANING<br />

20 Years Exp.<br />

Call Judy 614-746-0273<br />

CONCRETE<br />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,<br />

Driveways & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

36 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

Free Ests. 614-871-3834<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Colored/Stamped Concrete<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

DRYWALL<br />

Need Help With W<br />

....<br />

Drywall<br />

Plaster Repair<br />

Popcorn Ceilings<br />

(remove or repair)<br />

Metal Studs<br />

Accoustical &<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

Custom Home Builders<br />

Commercial Projects<br />

Affordable Prices<br />

Call Randy<br />

614-551-6963<br />

Residential/Commercial - BIA<br />

INFORMATION<br />

FOR ONLY<br />

$74.00<br />

You Can Reach<br />

Over 42,000 Homes<br />

In Our<br />

West & <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Areas<br />

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Dave’s Gutter Serv.<br />

Cleaned, Repaired, Installed,<br />

Gutter Covers & Drains.<br />

614-875-9361/614-205-9057<br />

Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

1/7 A<br />

7/30 A&M<br />

HEATING & COOLING<br />

HVAC & A/C<br />

Fast Service - Licensed<br />

614-633-9694<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing & Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

All Interior Remodels<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

1/7 A<br />

1/21<br />

SW/W<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

10/15<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

RETIRED - 42 Yrs Exp.<br />

HOME REPAIRS<br />

SIDING * GUTTERS<br />

FENCES * DECKS<br />

MISC. REPAIRS<br />

Call Joe - 614-778-1460<br />

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

10/1 A<br />

INFORMATION<br />

LOOK TO<br />

THE PROFESSIONALS<br />

IN OUR<br />

SERVICE DIRECTORY<br />

For Service<br />

“That Is Out Of This World”<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

BATH REMODELS<br />

Expert Craftsmanship<br />

20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

614-633-9695<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

WE DO IT ALL!!!!<br />

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

PAINTING<br />

BESTQUALITY<br />

40 yrs exp. I do the Work!<br />

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

A C<br />

PAINTING<br />

15 Years Exp.<br />

No Job<br />

Too Small!<br />

Call for Free Quote<br />

Aaron<br />

614-625-6543<br />

PLUMBING<br />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any small drain<br />

$145. 614-778-2584<br />

MYERS<br />

PLUMBING<br />

Licensed Expert Plumbing<br />

New Const. & Fast Repairs<br />

Water * Sewer * Gas<br />

614-633-9694<br />

CHRIS’<br />

PLUMBING<br />

“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week<br />

No Overtime Charges<br />

24 Yrs. Exp. in Plumbing &<br />

Drain Cleaning Field<br />

Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

614-622-4482<br />

30% OFF with AD<br />

Classified Services<br />

1/7 A<br />

INFORMATION<br />

POOL/SPA<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

K&L Spa Cleaning<br />

Hot Tub Cleaning and<br />

Weekly Maintenance<br />

Keith 614-316-9809<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

ABURTO<br />

PRESSURE WASHING<br />

•Homes •Roofs •Gutters<br />

•Driveways •Sidewalks<br />

•Parking Lots<br />

Quality • Free Estimates<br />

Competitive Prices<br />

614-927-8968<br />

ROOFING<br />

ROBINSON ROOFING<br />

&REPAIRS<br />

30 yrs exp. Lifetime Cols<br />

Resident. Reas. Rates.<br />

Dennis Robinson<br />

614-330-3087, 732-3100<br />

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $49.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5296<br />

SNOWBLOWER<br />

REPAIR<br />

TREMONT<br />

MOWER REPAIR<br />

1/7<br />

We service<br />

W/GC<br />

Electric & Gas Powered<br />

Snow Blowers<br />

& Lawn Equipment<br />

614-357-6204<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

Warren Brewer Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

1/7<br />

A&M<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568


PAGE 12 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong><br />

NEW YEAR, NEW FURNACE<br />

10 Year 0% Financing<br />

Call us today at 614-851-009<br />

You could qualify<br />

for IRA tax credits* for<br />

installing a Duct-Less<br />

system<br />

*Available for qualifying Duct-<br />

Less systems. Contact your tax<br />

advisor to confirm eligibility.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

If your old furnace just can’t keep up with<br />

the COLD, you can get a new furnace<br />

installed for as low as<br />

$67 per month with approved credit<br />

JANUARY SPECIAL<br />

FREE<br />

Whole house humidifier<br />

with the purchase of a<br />

new system.<br />

All offers expire <strong>January</strong> 31, <strong>2024</strong>. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.<br />

JANUARY SPECIAL<br />

$79.00<br />

FURNACE<br />

CHECK-UP<br />

All offers expire <strong>January</strong> 31, <strong>2024</strong>. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.<br />

Schedule your appointment online<br />

Americanairheating.com/request-estimate<br />

Call 614-851-0099<br />

To schedule go to<br />

www.AmericanAirHeating.com<br />

(OH Lic # 15596)<br />

Locally owned & operated for over 35 years.<br />

3945 Brookham Drive<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, OH 43123

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