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<strong>January</strong> 28 - February 10, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLI, No. 13<br />

Photo courtesy of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police<br />

There have been 21 vehicle accidents at the intersection of Bixby and Ebright roads in the past two<br />

years.<br />

Crashes at Bixby and Ebright<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Editor<br />

The intersection of Bixby and Ebright roads has<br />

become a frequent accident scene recently.<br />

According to <strong>Groveport</strong> Police Chief Casey<br />

Adams, 21 accidents have occurred at this intersection<br />

between Jan. 1, 2022 and to <strong>January</strong> <strong>2024</strong>. He<br />

said 60 percent were non-injury accidents and 40<br />

percent had injuries.<br />

“We have re-engaged our traffic engineering consultant<br />

to revisit the 2020 study of traffic conditions<br />

at this intersection,” said <strong>Groveport</strong> City Engineer<br />

Steve Farst. “There has been a rise in traffic accidents<br />

in 2022 and 2023, and hence it was appropriate<br />

to examine recent crashes and to collect new traffic<br />

volume data and to consider if changes traffic control<br />

measures might be warranted. The study<br />

includes an examination of crash history and type,<br />

from 2021 to 2023.”<br />

Farst said the city received a draft report from the<br />

consultant on Jan. 11 and it is now being reviewed.<br />

“We also plan to discuss it with the Franklin<br />

County Engineer’s office,” said Farst. “Soon, we<br />

expect to address <strong>Groveport</strong> City Council on this<br />

study update and to discuss future measures.”<br />

Farst said that, after the 2020 study was discussed<br />

with council, the city continued to upgrade<br />

pavement conditions and markings and stop signs,<br />

and added “stop signs ahead” signage at the intersection.<br />

Stop signs were made larger, with a “cross-traffic<br />

does not stop” sign added on the Bixby Road<br />

approaches. Reflective surface strips were added as<br />

well on sign posts. On Ebright Road, the city ordered<br />

and installed an advance warning sign system to<br />

advise Ebright Road travelers with flashing beacons,<br />

when a vehicle is at the Bixby Road stop bar. Also,<br />

overhead lighting was added a few years ago.<br />

When asked what it is about this intersection that<br />

has makes it dangerous, Adams said that, on the<br />

accident reports he has read, many of the drivers<br />

passing through this intersection are “in a hurry”<br />

and that, though they may stop at the stop sign, they<br />

are not yielding to oncoming vehicles because they<br />

are trying to beat the traffic.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> City Administrator B.J. King noted the<br />

area is partly in <strong>Groveport</strong> and partly in Madison<br />

Township, so the entities would need to work together<br />

for a solution.<br />

Farst said Ebright Road is a county road, except<br />

for a 700 foot long segment that is in <strong>Groveport</strong>,<br />

beginning at a point about 530 feet north of the<br />

Bixby Road intersection, and ending at a point about<br />

173 feet south of the intersection.<br />

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By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Editor<br />

Massive things will pass through <strong>Groveport</strong> several times this<br />

year on State Route 317, then east on Bixby Road, and eventually<br />

to U.S. Route 33.<br />

Special trucks, ranging from 200 to 250 feet long, will transport<br />

mammoth, very heavy pieces of equipment weighing several tons<br />

and towering up from 16 to 20 feet tall, from the Rickenbacker<br />

Airport area to the new, $20 billion Intel semiconductor chip factory<br />

complex in Licking County. There will be a total of 18 hauls<br />

in two week intervals over a 36 week period.<br />

The humongous equipment cannot be transported on freeways<br />

because it will not fit under overpasses, so local roads must be<br />

used. The equipment will be trucked from Manchester on the Ohio<br />

River and through Central Ohio to Licking County.<br />

The equipment being hauled will be used in making semiconductor<br />

chips at the new Intel facility. The first shipment will<br />

crawl through <strong>Groveport</strong> on Feb. 10 starting around 7:30 a.m. The<br />

shipments will be accompanied by six Ohio Highway Patrol and<br />

13 Columbus Police cruisers.<br />

The trucks will haul the giant equipment north on State<br />

Route 317 using the south bound lanes so they can avoid the traffic<br />

light framework. Utility lines will also have to be moved and<br />

some trees trimmed in places along the journey so the gigantic<br />

equipment can pass by. The truck will park for the night on Old<br />

Bixby Road before heading out again east on Bixby Road to U.S.<br />

Route 33 the morning of Feb. 11. The load will travel east bound<br />

on U.S. Route 33 — in the west bound lanes to Gender Road.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> City officials are concerned about traffic and utility<br />

disruption caused by the shipments as well as potential damage<br />

to the road beds due to the crushing weight of the equipment<br />

being hauled.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Police Chief Casey Adams also noted that the<br />

haulers will have to deal with getting around the Rickenbacker<br />

Air Show traffic and the Pelotonia bicycle tour on shipments later<br />

this year. He said there are concerns about how the big trucks<br />

with their heavy cargo will negotiate the roundabout at State<br />

Route 317 and Rohr Road.<br />

City of <strong>Groveport</strong> officials requested portable message boards<br />

be situated on State Route 317, on either end, at least five days<br />

prior to the movement that will indicate “Expect traffic delays -<br />

Next ‘X’ days — heavy equipment movement — Expect Detours,” or<br />

some similar language.<br />

City officials also require a permit be filed for any tree trimming<br />

of tree limbs<br />

that overhang in the<br />

right of way that is<br />

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<strong>Groveport</strong> Police statistics<br />

December crime statistics, according to the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police:<br />

11 arrests, 14 accidents, 3 assaults, 0 burglaries, 12 domestic disputes,<br />

1 domestic violence, 4 OVI and alcohol, 13 thefts/robberies,<br />

stolen/unauthorized use, missing persons, 4 weapon related calls,<br />

0 narcotic related offenses, 3 threats, 2 vandalism, 3 juvenile<br />

complaints,<br />

27/72 traffic citations/traffic stops, 1 sex related<br />

crime, 19 school related calls, 20 suspicious vehicles/persons, 3<br />

suicide attempts/mental health calls.<br />

Southeast Library<br />

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is at 3980 S. Hamilton Road, <strong>Groveport</strong>. Visit www.columbuslibrary.org<br />

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<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools<br />

preparing Master Facilities Plan<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Editor<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Board of Education is working<br />

with SHP Architects for facility planning regarding<br />

the potential renovation, expansion, or replacement of<br />

the district’s existing elementary and middle schools.<br />

An SHP representative spoke at the board’s Jan. 10<br />

meeting and said the district is in line to receive Ohio<br />

Facilities Construction Commission funding. The<br />

board must also consider a timeline to come up with<br />

the district’s local funding share for any potential projects.<br />

The SHP representative said the district could<br />

consider placing a bond issue on the November <strong>2024</strong><br />

ballot or May 2025 ballot. The Ohio Facilities<br />

Construction Commission considers schools for the<br />

next round of state funding in July.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison officials have stated overcrowding<br />

is a central issue facing the district, but other factors<br />

to be considered in the facilities planning process<br />

include the age, condition, efficiency, adaptability, and<br />

cost to maintain the existing elementary and middle<br />

schools.<br />

To deal with student overcrowding, the district has<br />

several modular classrooms in use at <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Elementary, Asbury Elementary, Dunloe Elementary,<br />

and Sedalia Elementary.<br />

District officials recently invited community members<br />

to participate on a committee regarding the<br />

development of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools Master<br />

Facility Plan.<br />

The Master Facility Plan is a guide to the growth<br />

and development of school facilities - such as potential<br />

new buildings and building restructuring based on<br />

growth of the community and possible passage of a<br />

bond issue.<br />

The process<br />

Four teams will be created to address the Master<br />

Facility Plan:<br />

•District Steering Team - will collect information on<br />

things like building conditions, enrollment, and sites;<br />

•Finance Advisory Team - will review financial<br />

options, calculate financial implications of multiple<br />

plan concepts, advise on operating costs, and review<br />

permanent improvement and project costs;<br />

•Educational Visioning Team - will research shifts<br />

in learning and teaching, determine impact on students,<br />

and consider how facilities would best respond;<br />

•Community Advisory Team - will evaluate potential<br />

solutions and make recommendations to present to<br />

the school board. This team held its first meeting Jan.<br />

17.<br />

Other things for consideration in formulating the<br />

Master Facilities Plan, according to SHP, include: how<br />

best to organize the district and can existing buildings<br />

be made to work. A community-wide survey will be<br />

conducted once options are narrowed.<br />

Timeline<br />

According to SHP, if the board wants to place a<br />

bond issue on the November <strong>2024</strong> ballot, the teams<br />

must present the Master Facility Plan to the school<br />

board by April, the plan must go to the OFCC by May,<br />

and the board must approve a project agreement by<br />

June. Then, to place a bond issue on the November ballot,<br />

the board must file with the county auditor in July<br />

and with the Franklin County Board of Elections in<br />

August. If the board wishes to wait to place a bond<br />

issue on the May 2025 ballot, then the ballot filings<br />

would be made in <strong>January</strong> and February of 2025.<br />

Existing school buildings<br />

These are the current <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison school<br />

district school buildings:<br />

•Asbury Elementary — Built in 1963 with additions<br />

in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Dunloe Elementary — Built in 1967 with additions<br />

in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Glendening Elementary — Built in 1968 with addition<br />

in 1974.<br />

•<strong>Groveport</strong> Elementary — Built in 1923 with an<br />

addition in the 1930s. Placed on the National Register<br />

of Historic Places in 2009.<br />

•Madison Elementary — Built in 1967 with additions<br />

in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Sedalia Elementary — Built in 1969 with addition<br />

in 1974.<br />

•Middle School North — Built in 1975.<br />

•Middle School South — Built in 1975.<br />

•Middle School Central — Built in stages as a high<br />

school between 1952-56.<br />

Register of Historic Places in 2009.<br />

•High School, built in 2018.<br />

Placed on the National<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

“The intersection is in the city of <strong>Groveport</strong>,” said<br />

Farst. “We have kept the county engineer and township<br />

advised of the issues we have and have spoken<br />

several times. They will be given a copy of the study<br />

update for their review and comments and we hope to<br />

meet with them soon.”<br />

Council members expressed concern about the frequency<br />

of vehicle accidents at the intersection.<br />

Councilman Ed Dildine asked King to contact the<br />

Ohio Department of Transportation regarding their<br />

timeline for the construction of the Bixby Road/U.S.<br />

Route 33 interchange, stating that once that is built, it<br />

could alleviate the traffic situation at Bixby and<br />

Ebright roads.<br />

2023<br />

JAN 27 & 28 FEB 24 & 25<br />

Nov. 25<br />

& 26 Dec. 16 & 17<br />

MAR 23 & 24<br />

Sweetheart Concert<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall, 648 Main St., will host its<br />

annual free Sweetheart Concert, featuring the band<br />

Krash Landing, on Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30<br />

p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. The event features live<br />

music, dancing, and refreshments. Reserve your spot<br />

by calling 614-836-3333 as space is limited.<br />

Income tax revenue<br />

The city of <strong>Groveport</strong>’s income tax collections yearto-date<br />

as of Dec. 31 were $23.7 million, which is 6 percent<br />

higher than the same time in 2022, according to<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Finance Director Jason Carr.<br />

Carr noted the general fund balance was $14.6 million<br />

as of Dec. 31, which is $4.7 million higher than<br />

the same time last year. He said this is the highest<br />

year end general fund balance the city has ever had.<br />

Income tax revenues year-to-date comprised 60 percent<br />

of all city revenues, the largest part of all the<br />

city’s revenues.


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Council pay raise considered<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Editor<br />

Discussions are underway regarding<br />

whether <strong>Groveport</strong> City Council members<br />

should get a pay raise.<br />

In 2018, council members, as well as the<br />

mayor, received their first pay raises in 25<br />

years as council’s annual salary rose from<br />

$3,000 to $6,000 and the mayor’s annual<br />

salary increased from $18,250 to $26,000.<br />

This current round of potential salary<br />

increase discussions does not include the<br />

mayor’s salary.<br />

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning<br />

Commission’s 2023 Annual Salary and<br />

Fringe Benefit Survey indicates there is a<br />

range in annual salaries for city council<br />

members in Central Ohio. According to<br />

this survey, here are the annual salaries<br />

for some area city councils: Canal<br />

Winchester, ranges from $6,592 to $7,251;<br />

Dublin, $11,250; Grove City, $11,000;<br />

Gahanna, 9,600; Grandview, $8,000;<br />

Hilliard, 13,804; Lancaster, $9,500;<br />

Pataskala, $5,071; Reynoldsburg, $7,920;<br />

Sunbury, $8,800; Whitehall, $6,500;<br />

Worthington, $7,920.<br />

According to the <strong>Groveport</strong> City<br />

Charter, salaries for elected officials can<br />

be adopted no later than July 1 of each odd<br />

numbered year and are effective for two<br />

years beginning Jan. 1 of the year immediately<br />

following the adoption of legislation<br />

establishing the salaries.<br />

Council will discuss the potential of<br />

raising council members’ salaries at its<br />

committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 19<br />

at 5:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 655<br />

Blacklick St.<br />

Dog leash law is pending<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Editor<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> City Council is poised to<br />

enact legislation to tighten the leash<br />

regarding dogs in public places.<br />

Council is considering legislation to<br />

amend the city’s general offenses code<br />

505.01, titled “Dogs and other animals<br />

running at large” by adding the sentence,<br />

“Keep the dog under the reasonable control<br />

of some person by a leash when walking<br />

upon any public place.”<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Law Director Kevin Shannon<br />

said the law would be enforced by the<br />

police and offenders could be subject to a<br />

fine up to $150 plus court costs.<br />

Councilwoman Jean Ann Hilbert said<br />

the action is needed to protect both residents<br />

and dogs.<br />

“I had a friend who was walking her<br />

leashed dog in another community and an<br />

unleashed dog running loose attacked<br />

them and caused a lot of damage,” said<br />

Hilbert. “It’s safer for residents and dogs to<br />

enact this rule.”<br />

Councilman Scott Lockett agreed with<br />

Hilbert, but added that next year council<br />

should consider constructing a dog park<br />

where people could run their dogs in a<br />

safer, more controlled environment.<br />

Added Councilman Ed Dildine, “I love<br />

the idea of a dog park. I know the one at<br />

Walnut Woods Metro Park is heavily<br />

used.”<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> City Administrator B.J. King<br />

said the proposed revision to the law is also<br />

a matter of “cleaning up the code.”<br />

“As we review our codes, it seems like a<br />

proactive move to make to assure safety of<br />

the community,” said King.<br />

King said the term “public place”<br />

includes parks and publicly owned facilities,<br />

including sidewalks. He said there is<br />

no leash length requirement. He said the<br />

proposed revision to the law does not<br />

impact dogs on private property.<br />

“Dogs can be off leash on private property,”<br />

said King.<br />

Council will vote on the proposed<br />

leashed dog amendment at a future meeting.<br />

Per another existing city ordinance,<br />

people are prohibited from bringing animals<br />

to city sponsored event and festival<br />

areas, such as Apple Butter Day, Fourth of<br />

July celebration, and KidsFest. This law<br />

does not apply to guide or service dogs,<br />

police dogs, animal exhibits at the events,<br />

or pets on residential properties within the<br />

event area.<br />

Cocaine bust<br />

According to the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police, in<br />

December detectives received a tip regarding<br />

someone trafficking in drugs. A search<br />

warrant was issued for a home in the 400-<br />

block of <strong>Groveport</strong>’s Main Street where<br />

cocaine, digital scales, packing material,<br />

and a handgun were recovered as evidence.<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> resident was arrested<br />

for possession of cocaine and trafficking in<br />

cocaine.<br />

According to the police, the suspect was<br />

allegedly “actively selling cocaine in the<br />

city of <strong>Groveport</strong>.”<br />

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Township Police report<br />

According to the Madison Township<br />

Police, during December officers responded<br />

to 272 dispatched calls and logged 14,224<br />

patrol miles. Officers impounded 27 vehicles<br />

and used 1,519 gallons of fuel. In addition,<br />

16 OVI arrests were made: two in the<br />

unincorporated areas north of U.S. Route<br />

33, nine in Blacklick Estates, three in the<br />

Marwick Addition, one in the unincorporated<br />

areas south of U.S. Route 33, and one<br />

in areas outside of Madison Township limits.<br />

Madison Township officers arrested 63<br />

impaired drivers in 2023. Other additional<br />

annual highlights include 327 vehicles<br />

impounded, 18,189 total gallons of fuel<br />

used while driving 190,431 miles on patrol,<br />

and 885 traffic citations issued.<br />

Property tax blues<br />

Franklin County’s increase in property<br />

valuations last year have significantly<br />

impacted the property tax bills property<br />

owners received in <strong>January</strong>. A reader<br />

recently called the <strong>Messenger</strong> newspaper<br />

after receiving their property tax bill and<br />

lamented, “Property taxes are ridiculously<br />

high and it’s seriously going to drive people<br />

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Remembering the grand Elmont<br />

Change is constant. Substantial things<br />

we think will always be there can disappear<br />

in the ebbs of time.<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

One such place<br />

was a stately brick<br />

mansion that once<br />

graced <strong>Groveport</strong>’s<br />

Main Street, a building<br />

that traced its<br />

roots to the town’s<br />

founding and later<br />

became a cultural<br />

focal point.<br />

The structure,<br />

which was located<br />

where <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Middle School Central<br />

now stands, was originally<br />

the home of the internationally<br />

famous horse trainer John S. Rarey and<br />

was first known as Cedarlawn.<br />

Rarey built Cedarlawn at the height of<br />

his fame and fortune in 1862 at a cost of<br />

$23,000. The 24-room Renaissance Revival<br />

mansion incorporated the existing brick<br />

home first built as a tavern on east Main<br />

Street in 1812 by Rarey’s father, Adam.<br />

Cedarlawn featured a landscaped lawn<br />

of cedar trees, shrubs, and gardens (one of<br />

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The Elmont Hotel as it looked in the earlyl 20th century. (Photo courtesy of the<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Heritage Museum.)<br />

the large gardens once grew where the<br />

lower parking lot now exists at <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Elementary School).<br />

The house was surrounded by 90 to 100<br />

acres of land used for pastures and farming.<br />

A paddock and stable was built for<br />

Rarey’s famed horse, Cruiser, near the<br />

home.<br />

Rarey often received visitors from all<br />

over the world to his lavish home.<br />

Townspeople knew when a foreign guest<br />

was staying at Cedarlawn because Rarey<br />

would fly the flag of the visitor’s home<br />

country at the mansion as a sign of welcome<br />

for his visitors.<br />

Rarey lived in the home until he passed<br />

away in 1866. His mother continued living<br />

there until she died in 1868. The mighty<br />

stallion Cruiser lived on the property in his<br />

familiar paddock and stable until he, too,<br />

passed away on a rainy Fourth of July in<br />

1875. Cruiser was so well known nationally<br />

that his obituary appeared in the New<br />

York Times newspaper.<br />

Zadock and Lizzie Vezey purchased the<br />

property in 1874 for $24,000. After some<br />

remodeling, they moved in to the house in<br />

1875.<br />

Then, over the years, the building<br />

changed owners until it began its second<br />

life as the Elmont Hotel in the early 1900s.<br />

The Elmont was a grand showplace<br />

throughout the first half of the 20th century.<br />

A large, wrap around porch was added<br />

to the structure as well as an extra room to<br />

bring the total to 25. The magnificent hotel<br />

featured black marble mantle pieces, large<br />

square rooms, a fine dining area, and a<br />

spacious ballroom.<br />

In addition to serving as a hotel, the<br />

Elmont hosted weddings, special dinners,<br />

Rarey family reunions, and other social<br />

events of all occasions.<br />

Fraternities and sororities from The<br />

Ohio State University and Capital<br />

University held dances there, arriving in<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> on special electric interurban<br />

railway traction line charters.<br />

Situated on the hotel grounds were several<br />

cottages surrounding the Elmont that<br />

visitors from Columbus rented in the summer<br />

to escape the heat of the city.<br />

By the late 1940s, the grand old Elmont<br />

had begun to deteriorate. Its owner, J.C.<br />

Yaekle, found it more and more costly to<br />

maintain. Around that time, the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Madison Board of Education was searching<br />

for a site to build a new high school to<br />

accommodate the post World War II population<br />

boom.<br />

The Elmont sat beside the existing<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> School and was considered a<br />

convenient site for an addition to that<br />

school.<br />

In March 1950, the school board bought<br />

the then 8-acre property for $21,000, with<br />

Yaekle retaining the rights to the cottages<br />

surrounding the building, which he later<br />

moved to other locations around town and<br />

sold as private residences. Several of these<br />

cottages were moved to Canal Street,<br />

another to Elm Street, and another to<br />

Hickory Alley.<br />

The Elmont was demolished in 1950 to<br />

make way for the school. Before it was<br />

razed, the famous 1860 painting of Rarey<br />

and Cruiser by the artist Miner Kellogg<br />

was saved and removed from the home.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison students were given a<br />

tour of the building to get a last look inside<br />

the historic building to see what was once<br />

the home of <strong>Groveport</strong>’s favorite son, John<br />

S. Rarey, the man who tamed the fiery<br />

Cruiser.<br />

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> Heritage Museum<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Heritage Museum contains<br />

photographs, artifacts, and documents<br />

about <strong>Groveport</strong>’s history. The<br />

museum is located in <strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall,<br />

648 Main St., and is open during <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Town Hall’s operating hours. Call 614-836-<br />

3333.


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Dog power<br />

Our Pictorial Past<br />

by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Photo courtesy of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Heritage Museum<br />

In this photo from 1910, Charles Williams and his sister (believed to be Margaret) go for a ride in a cart<br />

pulled by their loyal dog in the yard of their home located at Main and Center streets in <strong>Groveport</strong>. The<br />

wrought iron fence in the background was made by, Frank Williams, who was a blacksmith in <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

Cruisers on the air<br />

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The <strong>Groveport</strong> Sports Network will provide live play-by-play<br />

coverage of <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison High School athletic contests in<br />

in 2023-24. Rick Cooper is in his 32nd season as a play-by-play<br />

announcer and his 12th at <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison High School.<br />

The broadcast coverage includes high definition video as well<br />

as live audio. Each broadcast begins 25 minutes prior to the<br />

scheduled start time with the pre-game show. The pre-game show<br />

features interviews with the head coach, a detailed scouting<br />

report of the opponent, the starting line-ups, and more. After the<br />

game there are interviews with players and the head coach, along<br />

with a look at the final stats. The free broadcasts can be accessed<br />

on your computer or handheld device. All 20 broadcasts are available<br />

to view on demand for free as well.<br />

Watch at: www.facebook.com/groveportsportsnetwork.<br />

The broadcast schedule: (boys basketball) Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. vs.<br />

Pickerington Central; and Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Newark; (softball)<br />

April 4, 5:15 p.m. at Reynoldsburg; April 8, 5:15 p.m. vs. Lancaster;<br />

April 11, 5:15 p.m. vs. Newark; April 17, 5:15 p.m. vs.<br />

Reynoldsburg; April 22, 5:15 p.m. vs. Pickerington Central; and<br />

April 24, 5:15 p.m. at Newark.<br />

Golden Cruiser Club<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools invites senior residents of the district<br />

to attend athletic and performing arts programs showcasing<br />

the talents of its students. The Golden Cruiser Club is a free program<br />

for residents of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison School District who<br />

are age 60 and older. Membership provides free access to all school<br />

and district sponsored athletic contests, plays, concerts, and other<br />

events. To become a member of the Golden Cruiser Club, obtain<br />

an application at www.gocruisers.org, at any of the school offices,<br />

or call (614) 492-2520. The requirements for membership are that<br />

applicants be age 60 or older and be a resident of <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Madison Schools.<br />

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (AEP)<br />

is over for <strong>2024</strong>, but maybe you still have<br />

<br />

- What are the various Medicare Advantage or<br />

Medicare Supplement plans available to me in<br />

my area?<br />

- <br />

meet with a local representative, and review<br />

more than 2 or 3 plan options.<br />

Call Me Your Local<br />

Ohio Licensed<br />

Independent<br />

Medicare Agent<br />

Ralph Curcio<br />

614-603-0852<br />

- Review the Five Star plans available in your<br />

area, Year-round enrollment is available.<br />

- Will I have to pay a penalty if I keep working<br />

after I turn 65, and want to keep my group plan?<br />

- I need help in paying my Rx copays, any<br />

assistance available?<br />

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently<br />

we represent 7 organizations which offer 42 plans in your area.<br />

Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get<br />

information on all of <br />

$0 fee or $0 Consultation cost<br />

Be confident in your plan<br />

selection, keep your<br />

doctors and find low<br />

copays for your<br />

medications.


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A bi-monthly feature celebrating our community’s senior citizens<br />

Benefits of growing older<br />

Many people think of growing older in a<br />

negative light.<br />

Although there are some side effects of<br />

aging that one may wish to avoid, people<br />

may find that the benefits of growing older<br />

outweigh the negatives.<br />

Seniors are a rapidly growing segment<br />

of the population.<br />

With so many people living longer, it’s<br />

time to celebrate the perks of getting older<br />

rather than the drawbacks. Here are some<br />

benefits to growing old.<br />

•Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of<br />

youth give way as one ages, and older people<br />

have less negativity and higher selfesteem.<br />

Qualities like self-control and altruism<br />

can contribute to happiness.<br />

•Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to<br />

discounts on meals, museum entry fees,<br />

movies, and other entertainment if they’re<br />

willing to disclose their ages.<br />

Discounts are available through an<br />

array of venues if one speaks up. Seniors<br />

also can enjoy travel perks, with slashed<br />

prices on resorts, plane tickets and more.<br />

•Reasoning and problem-solving skills:<br />

Brain scans reveal that older adults are<br />

more likely to use both hemispheres of<br />

their brans simultaneously something<br />

called bilateralization. This can sharpen<br />

reasoning skills.<br />

•Less stress: As people grow older, they<br />

are able to differentiate their needs from<br />

wants and focus on more important goals.<br />

This can alleviate worry over things that<br />

are beyond one’s control. Seniors may realize<br />

how little the opinions of others truly<br />

mean in the larger picture, thereby feeling<br />

less stress about what others think of<br />

them.<br />

Growing older may involve gray hair or<br />

wrinkling skin, but there are many positive<br />

things associated with aging.<br />

Eat healthy at age 50 and<br />

for the years beyond<br />

A balanced diet is an integral element of<br />

a healthy lifestyle for men, women and<br />

children alike.<br />

But while kids and young adults might<br />

be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger<br />

here or there, men and women<br />

approaching 50 have less leeway.<br />

According to the National Institute on<br />

Aging, simply counting calories without<br />

regard for the foods being consumed is not<br />

enough for men and women 50 and older to<br />

maintain their long-term health.<br />

Rather, the NIA emphasizes the importance<br />

of choosing low-calorie foods that<br />

have a lot of the nutrients the body needs.<br />

But counting calories can be an effective<br />

and simple way to maintain a healthy<br />

weight, provided those calories are coming<br />

from nutrient-rich foods.<br />

The NIA advises men and women over<br />

50 adhere to the following daily calorie<br />

intake recommendations as they attempt<br />

to stay healthy into their golden years.<br />

Women:<br />

•Not physically active: 1,600 calories.<br />

•Somewhat active: 1,800 calories.<br />

•Active lifestyle: between 2,000 and<br />

2,200 calories.<br />

Men:<br />

•Not physically active: 2,000 calories.<br />

•Somewhat active: between 2,200 and<br />

2,400 calories.<br />

•Active lifestyle: between 2,400 and<br />

2,800 calories.<br />

When choosing foods to eat, the NIA recommends<br />

eating many different colors and<br />

types of vegetables and fruits.<br />

Phytochemicals are substances that occur<br />

naturally in plants, and there are thousands<br />

of these substances offering various<br />

benefits.<br />

The NIA also advises that men and<br />

women over 50 make sure at least half the<br />

grains in their diets are whole grains.<br />

Numerous studies have discovered the various<br />

benefits of whole grains, which are<br />

loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants<br />

and other nutrients.<br />

Another potential hurdle men and<br />

women over 50 may encounter is a change<br />

in their sense of smell and taste.<br />

A person’s sense of smell may fade with<br />

age, and because smell and taste are so<br />

closely related, foods enjoyed for years may<br />

no longer tantalize the taste buds.<br />

That can be problematic, as many people<br />

instinctually add more salt to foods<br />

they find bland. According to the U.S.<br />

Office of Disease Prevention and Health<br />

Promotion, older adults should consume no<br />

more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per<br />

day.<br />

That equates to roughly 3/4 teaspoon of<br />

salt. Older men and women should resist<br />

the temptation to use salt to add flavor to<br />

foods, instead opting for healthy foods that<br />

they can still smell and taste.<br />

Maintaining a healthy diet after 50 may<br />

require some hard work and discipline.<br />

But the long-term benefits of a healthy<br />

diet make the extra effort well worth it.<br />

The British Are Coming!<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Area<br />

Community Choir’s next production, “The<br />

British Are Coming: A Musical Variety<br />

Show,” will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on<br />

Feb. 24 at <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison High School,<br />

4475 S. Hamilton Road. Order tickets<br />

online at GMACC.Booktix.net. Reserved<br />

seats are $20 and general admission seats<br />

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<br />

Franklin County Board of Commissioners:<br />

President Kevin L. Boyce • Commissioner John O’Grady, and Commissioner Erica C. Crawley<br />

Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.<br />

Franklin County Office on Aging<br />

Offers Programs to Help Seniors<br />

Thrive, Age in Place<br />

For the last 30 years, the Franklin County Office on Aging<br />

has been widely known for its exemplary work on behalf of<br />

older adults. Adhering to its mission in providing centralized<br />

access to diverse programs, the Office on Aging provides<br />

services and programs to approximately 60,000<br />

seniors every year.<br />

Through compassion and empowerment, the agency provides<br />

Franklin County seniors ages 60 and older individualized<br />

services and connectivity to community resources to<br />

help them age in place. The agency’s most popular program,<br />

Franklin County Senior Options, offers services such<br />

as Home-Delivered Meals, Personal Care, Respite Care,<br />

Homemaker Services, Medical Transportation, Emergency<br />

Response Systems and Minor Home Repair. These services<br />

help ease the minds of family members by connecting them<br />

to support services in order to provide the best care for their<br />

older parent, family member or friend with limited abilities.<br />

programs. These programs are in place to assist caregivers<br />

and kinship families with free, short-term services that are<br />

available once a calendar year. Services include, but are not<br />

limited to, assistance with appliances, mattress and box<br />

spring sets, as well as utility and rental assistance.<br />

The Office on Aging also administers Adult Protective Services<br />

(APS) to protect older adults susceptible to abuse,<br />

neglect and exploitation. APS provides case planning,<br />

monitoring, and evaluation to the older adult, as well as<br />

link them to the appropriate agencies for services.<br />

To learn more about the Franklin County Office on Aging<br />

and the services available, call (614) 525-6200 or visit<br />

Officeonaging.org.<br />

The agency also provides Caregiver and Kinship Support


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10 Commitments<br />

To Ohio Senate District 3<br />

Dear Neighbor,<br />

When I took office a year ago, I developed my legislative priorities,<br />

referred to as “The 10 Commitments” that focus on key<br />

areas to make Ohio a stronger, more vibrant state and positively<br />

impact the lives of every citizen in Senate District 3. I<br />

am happy to report my progress…<br />

#1. Strengthening Ohio's Workforce:<br />

● Member of the Senate Workforce and Higher<br />

Education Committee<br />

● Hosted Ohio’s first POWERUP Career Expo at the Ohio<br />

Statehouse providing Ohioans with access to career<br />

resources and opportunities<br />

● SB 30 - Allow person under 16 to work after 7 p.m.<br />

during the school year<br />

● SB 104 - Regards the College Credit Plus Program<br />

#2 Creating Affordable Housing Solutions:<br />

● Chair of Ohio’s first Senate Select Committee on<br />

Housing<br />

#3 Improving Ohio's K-12 Education System:<br />

● Member of the Senate Education Committee<br />

● SB 1 - Revise Education Law and Department duties<br />

● SB 79 - dropout prevention and recovery for<br />

community schools<br />

● SB 162 - Improves academic intervention services<br />

● SB 168 - education regulation reform<br />

● SB 182 - establish Foster-to-College Scholarship<br />

Program<br />

#4 Expanding Economic Opportunity:<br />

● SB 82 - Allow certain retailers to retain a portion of<br />

state sales tax<br />

● SB 166 - Minority business direct loans for working<br />

capital<br />

#5 Improving Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform:<br />

● Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee<br />

● SB 53 - Lowers minimum age for original appointment<br />

as a police officer<br />

● SB 101 - Abolish the death penalty<br />

● SB 122 - Revising the law regarding bail<br />

#6 Increasing Access to Justice:<br />

● Now enacted into law is SB21 Venue for appeal from<br />

an agency order<br />

● SB 147 - Enact the Voter Modernization Act<br />

#7 Protecting Religious Freedom and Expression:<br />

● SB49 - The RED Bill - Religious Equity for students k-12<br />

#8 Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing:<br />

● SB 93 - Medicaid expansion of doula services for<br />

expectant mothers<br />

● SB 95 - Authorize the operation of remote dispensing<br />

pharmacies<br />

#9 Revitalizing Marginalized Communities:<br />

● Chair of Ohio’s first Senate Select Committee on Housing<br />

● Member of Senate Community Revitalization Committee<br />

● SB 54 - Establish New African Immigrants Grant & Gift Fund<br />

● SB 210 - Designates Ohio Black Media Week<br />

#10 Supporting Local Government:<br />

● SB 53 - Lower minimum age for original appointment as a<br />

police officer<br />

● SB 194 - Increase certain Ohio Police and Fire Pension<br />

Fund contributions<br />

Results matter, so let’s work together. Subscribe and follow<br />

me on social media for updates<br />

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Winter hike series<br />

Metro Parks welcomes hikers during its<br />

2023-24 Winter Hike Series which runs<br />

through February.<br />

In <strong>January</strong>, refreshments will be<br />

offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:<br />

Jan. 28 at Scioto Grove.<br />

In February, enjoy hot drinks and a<br />

treat from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:<br />

• Feb. 3 at Blendon Woods;<br />

• Feb. 4 at Pickerington Ponds;<br />

• Feb. 10 at Glacier Ridge;<br />

• Feb. 11 at Quarry Trails; and<br />

• Feb. 17 at Three Creeks.<br />

A season wrap-up celebration will take<br />

place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at<br />

Blacklick Woods Golf Course. Go to<br />

metroparks.net/winter-hikes to print a<br />

winter hike card, then have a park staff<br />

member stamp the card after each hike.<br />

Visit metroparks.net for information.<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located<br />

at 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. all<br />

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Locations:<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Senior Village<br />

5124 Hendron<br />

Madison Township Office<br />

4575 Madison Lane<br />

Paddock Pub/<strong>Groveport</strong> Golf Ctr.<br />

1005 Richardson Rd.<br />

Southeast Library<br />

3980 S. Hamilton Rd.<br />

Asbury Methodist Church<br />

4760 Winchester Pike<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Municipal Building<br />

655 Blacklick St.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall<br />

648 Main St.<br />

Flyers PIzza/<strong>Groveport</strong><br />

296 Main St.<br />

Ace Hardware<br />

726 Main St.<br />

Little Italy Ristorante<br />

480 Main St.<br />

Huntington Bank/<strong>Groveport</strong><br />

556 Main St.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Recreation Center<br />

7370 <strong>Groveport</strong> Rd.<br />

Kroger<br />

6011 <strong>Groveport</strong> Rd.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Methodist Church<br />

512 Main St.<br />

Delaney's Diner<br />

674 Main St.<br />

Police get funding for<br />

body worn cameras<br />

Governor Mike DeWine announced the<br />

state will award nearly $4.8 million in<br />

grant funding to help local law enforcement<br />

agencies cover costs associated with<br />

body-worn camera programs.<br />

Locally, the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police<br />

Department will receive $35,736 and the<br />

Madison Township Police Department will<br />

receive $32,615.<br />

A total of 108 law enforcement agencies<br />

will receive funding as part of the third<br />

round of the Ohio Body-Worn Camera<br />

Grant Program. Of those agencies, 32 will<br />

use funding to create new body-worn camera<br />

programs and 76 agencies will dedicate<br />

funding toward expanding or upgrading<br />

existing technology.<br />

DeWine created the Ohio Body-Worn<br />

Camera Grant Program in 2021. In total,<br />

more than 300 law enforcement agencies<br />

have received funding as part of the program,<br />

including over 200 law enforcement<br />

agencies that received nearly $10 million<br />

in grants in the 2022-23 biennium. The<br />

Ohio General Assembly allotted an additional<br />

$10 million to the program as part of<br />

the current <strong>2024</strong>-25 biennium, $5 million<br />

of which will be awarded next year.<br />

Ohio’s Office of Criminal Justice<br />

Services, which is administering the grant<br />

program, received $10.7 million worth of<br />

grant requests for this round of funding. All<br />

qualifying agencies that applied for grants<br />

to establish new body-worn camera programs<br />

received funding, and the remaining<br />

funds went to existing programs to upgrade<br />

aging cameras, add storage capacity, or<br />

hire record-retention personnel.<br />

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Safe Exchange Zone<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Police Department,<br />

5690 Clyde Moore Drive, in <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

has created an area in its parking lot to<br />

give residents and visitors a safe location<br />

to conduct child custody exchanges, property<br />

exchanges, or a safe area to meet<br />

someone that you may not be familiar<br />

with and/or feel unsafe around in private.<br />

The “Safe Exchange Zone” gives individuals<br />

an area where they are being recorded<br />

with video surveillance cameras located<br />

on the police department building, just in<br />

case something should happen during the<br />

exchange period between individuals. This<br />

area is marked with a sign on the southeast<br />

part of the building that has multiple<br />

security cameras monitoring the parking<br />

lot 24 hours a day. There is also a Call<br />

Box located by the front entrance doors.<br />

This call box will dial a designated phone<br />

number inside the police department<br />

when the button on the box is pushed and,<br />

if an officer is not at the police department<br />

during this initial call, the call box will<br />

immediately send the call to Franklin<br />

County Sheriff’s Department to notify the<br />

police dispatchers of the need for a<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Police officer at the police<br />

department. Residents and visitors in the<br />

city of <strong>Groveport</strong> should feel free to contact<br />

the police department when the need<br />

arises, the non-emergency contact phone<br />

number (614) 525-3333.<br />

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<strong>January</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 9<br />

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in Grove City is hiring Fun,<br />

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PETS<br />

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Shots/dewormed. Ready<br />

to go - 614-639-1235<br />

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Old Collectible 45 & 78<br />

Records & Books.<br />

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& brackets. New 2022 -<br />

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come with Mini Fridge,<br />

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Breakfast Station.<br />

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For more info please contact<br />

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RENTALS<br />

EXELON REALTY<br />

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Rentals<br />

614-538-1007<br />

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<strong>January</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong>- GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

xClassified Services<br />

CARPET SALES<br />

CARPET<br />

Gray Saxony<br />

270 sq.ft. w/6 lb Pad<br />

$398.00<br />

Other Carpet AvailableA<br />

Laminate Flooring<br />

740-927-3504<br />

Delivery & Inst. avail.<br />

CLEANING<br />

Looking for Mrs. Clean?<br />

For excellent cleaning serv<br />

at reas. rates w/great refs,<br />

dependable. 10% Seniorr<br />

Disc. Also does Painting. Free<br />

Est. Gwen 614-226-5229<br />

HOUSE CLEANING<br />

20 Years Exp.<br />

Call Judy 614-746-0273<br />

CONCRETE<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 />

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 />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

46 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

614-875-8364<br />

614-419-7721<br />

See Us On Facebook<br />

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Canal Winchester<br />

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

1/7 S/gp<br />

1/7 A<br />

10/1 W/SW<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 />

GUTTERS<br />

Dave’s Gutter Serv.<br />

Cleaned, Repaired, Installed,<br />

Gutter Covers & Drains.<br />

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

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

HEATING & COOLING<br />

HVAC & A/C<br />

Fast Service - Licensed<br />

614-633-9694<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<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 />

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 />

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 />

7/30 A&M<br />

10/1 A<br />

1/7 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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

PAINTING<br />

BESTQUALITY<br />

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

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

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& <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

For Info Call<br />

614-272-5422<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 />

TREE SERVICES<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<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164


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Valentine’s Day Show<br />

Mike Albert<br />

&<br />

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 />

ASBURY<br />

SOUTH UMC<br />

4760 Winchester Pike<br />

Columbus, Ohio 43232<br />

Telephone: 614-837-4601<br />

Rev. Sherri Upchurch Blackwell<br />

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.<br />

Inside and Parking Lot<br />

Sunday School 9 a.m.<br />

Be a Part of Our Local Worship Guide<br />

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connect with religious resources in our community. Make sure these readers<br />

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Contact us today to secure your spot in our Worship Guide.<br />

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6014 <strong>Groveport</strong> Rd., <strong>Groveport</strong>, OH 43125<br />

(Across from Kroger, main parking in the back)<br />

PHONE: 614-836-5611<br />

PASTOR BRIAN MCGEE<br />

Sunday Worship 11 A.M.<br />

In person service in sanctuary, or in<br />

parking lot via radio (92.7)<br />

The Eastland-Fairfield Basic Police Officer Training Program recently received<br />

three retired police cruisers as a donation from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s<br />

Office.<br />

Eastland-Fairfield police<br />

program gets three cruisers<br />

The cadets of the Basic Police Officer<br />

Training program at Eastland-Fairfield<br />

Career & Technical Schools will have<br />

their experience enhanced after receiving<br />

three retired cruisers to add to its<br />

fleet of vehicles.<br />

The cruisers, one sport utility vehicle<br />

and two sedans, were donated by Chief<br />

Deputy James Brown, Jr. and the<br />

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office in<br />

December.<br />

“We are grateful for the donations<br />

from the Pickaway County<br />

Commissioners, the Pickaway County<br />

Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Hafey, and Chief<br />

Brown,” said Eastland Police Academy<br />

Commander Tim Voris. “They see, firsthand,<br />

that the deputies they hire from<br />

our program are prepared and ready to<br />

protect and serve in their community.”<br />

The donation of these vehicles by the<br />

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office will<br />

allow Eastland-Fairfield cadets to train<br />

with a variety of vehicles and will also<br />

help train students in the high school<br />

criminal justice programs at Eastland<br />

and Fairfield Career Centers.<br />

“By acquiring these street-tested<br />

cruisers, all Eastland-Fairfield students<br />

can utilize them to train, perform stops<br />

and approaches, and conduct driving and<br />

speed measuring device classes,” said<br />

Voris.<br />

The sport utility vehicle that is part of<br />

the donation adds a new flare to the<br />

BPOT fleet. It will allow cadets the<br />

opportunity to train in a style of vehicle<br />

that has become more popular in recent<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> city council<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> City Council holds its regular<br />

meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second and<br />

fourth Mondays of the month. Council<br />

holds its committee of the whole meeting<br />

on the third Monday each month at 5:30<br />

p.m. Meetings are held in the municipal<br />

building, 655 Blacklick St., <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

years, especially in rural areas.<br />

“On behalf of our students and staff,<br />

we are all very grateful to the Pickaway<br />

County Sheriff's Office for their generosity<br />

and support of our cadets and students,”<br />

said Todd Hoffman, director of<br />

Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce<br />

Development. “Not only do these vehicles<br />

add to our program's toolbox that helps<br />

train and prepare our future police officers<br />

but it also reaffirms Eastland-<br />

Fairfield's strong partnerships with local<br />

and state law enforcement agencies for<br />

the betterment of our students and communities.”<br />

The BPOT vehicle fleet has expanded<br />

following additional donations in recent<br />

years by the Ohio State Highway Patrol,<br />

Baltimore Police Department, and<br />

Buckeye Honda.<br />

“The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office<br />

is committed to the future of law enforcement,”<br />

said Brown. “The law enforcement<br />

industry is very competitive.<br />

Regardless of where the Eastland-<br />

Fairfield cadets go and what community<br />

they serve, these additional tools ensure<br />

that they will have the best opportunities<br />

for training and be better prepared to<br />

serve our communities.”<br />

The Basic Police Officer Training program<br />

is offered at Eastland Career<br />

Center to adults aged 21 or over. The<br />

program follows OPOTA standards with<br />

a curriculum set forth by OPOTC. For<br />

information about the BPOT program<br />

visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/bpot.<br />

School board meetings<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Board of<br />

Education meets the second and fourth<br />

Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the<br />

District Service Center, 4400 Marketing<br />

Place, Suite B, <strong>Groveport</strong>. The board may<br />

also schedule special meetings, as needed.

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