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

<strong>February</strong> 11 - 24, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIV, No. 24<br />

FREE<br />

<strong>South</strong> & <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Neighborhood Realtor<br />

Diane Todd<br />

580 Main St.<br />

Groveport, OH 43125<br />

(614) 570-0803<br />

dianetodd@howardhanna.com<br />

The Marylee Bendig Team<br />

Hearing set for<br />

new CW library<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A sign in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> marks the Groveport Road location<br />

of what the Columbus Metropolitan Library hopes will be<br />

one of its newer branches, but opposition to variances requested<br />

by the library caused plans to be put on hold before a Feb. 20<br />

appeal hearing.<br />

The neighbor to the west of the site–John Allen–filed an<br />

appeal with the city of <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> on Jan. 16 against the<br />

Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a west setback<br />

variance cut more than half, from 150 feet to 70 feet, a conditional<br />

use request ,and the project’s site development plan.<br />

Allen alleges the commission’s Jan. 8 decision to grant the<br />

CML application “was not supported by competent, reliable<br />

and/or admissible evidence…failed to give proper weight to the<br />

evidence before it…the decision should be reversed…(and)<br />

members of P&Z misunderstood the effect and nature of the<br />

approval of the application.”<br />

In the appeal submitted by attorney Bryan Hunt, it said<br />

Allen offered testimony during the Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 P&Z<br />

meetings “related to the unique harm (loss of privacy and enjoyment<br />

of his property) that he would suffer as a result of the<br />

applications.”<br />

See LIBRARY, page 3<br />

PRSRT STD<br />

ECRWSS<br />

US POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />

COLUMBUS, OHIO<br />

PERMIT NO. 1516<br />

EDDM<br />

POSTAL PATRON<br />

Hamilton Township<br />

to make<br />

sidewalk repairs<br />

At their Jan. 10 meeting, the<br />

Hamilton Township trustees<br />

declared their intent to repair sidewalks<br />

along the following township<br />

roads: Astoria Avenue, Alburn<br />

Drive, Grenada Road, Kingland<br />

Drive, Kinsman Place, and<br />

Rathmell Road, and to assess the<br />

cost of the repair of those sidewalks<br />

to the abutting property<br />

owners.<br />

The trustees will hold a public<br />

hearing on the issue on Feb. 28 at<br />

7 p.m., at the Township Hall, 6400<br />

Lockbourne Road.<br />

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

Pat Donahue<br />

Vince<br />

Payne<br />

Autism<br />

Game<br />

The third annual<br />

Vince Payne<br />

Autism Game -<br />

named for the late<br />

Vince Payne for<br />

his many years of<br />

commitment and<br />

hard work surrounding<br />

autism<br />

awareness - was<br />

held Jan. 30 at<br />

Hamilton Township<br />

High School. For<br />

the game it is a<br />

tradition to swap<br />

the Rangers’<br />

green and gold<br />

colors for blue, as<br />

shown here with<br />

the Ranger cheerleaders.<br />

The<br />

Rangers boys varsity<br />

basketball<br />

team came away<br />

with a 78-68 win<br />

over Circleville.<br />

The annual event<br />

helps Hamilton<br />

Schools raise<br />

autism awareness.<br />

Hamilton Township<br />

sophomore Jovon<br />

McBride (right)<br />

works his way to<br />

the hoop for two<br />

of his game leading<br />

26 points in<br />

the Jan. 30 Vince<br />

Payne Autism<br />

Game .<br />

Roger L. Weaver<br />

Dustin J. Weaver<br />

Attorneys at Law<br />

www.weaver-law.com<br />

“A name you know, Experience you can trust”<br />

Office: (614) 834-1750<br />

Facsimile: (614) 834-9480<br />

25 E. Waterloo St.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, Ohio 43110


SAVE THE<br />

DATES<br />

PAGE 2 - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - <strong>February</strong> 11, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Obetz Council news<br />

On Jan. 8, Obetz City Council elected Councilman Todd Gibbs<br />

to serve as council president pro tem and Michael Flaherty to<br />

serve as council’s representative on the planning and zoning commission.<br />

The Obetz Council meets the second and fourth Mondays<br />

of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 4175 Alum<br />

Creek Drive, Obetz.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Dr. Hobbs<br />

Antiques, Collectibles,<br />

Jewelry, Vintage,<br />

Home Decor, Militaria<br />

and more!<br />

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New Patients & Emergencies Always Welcome<br />

(614) 491-5511<br />

www.ScottAKellyDDS.com<br />

Dr. Kelly<br />

ROOT EXPOSURE SENSITIVITY<br />

As we grow older, a number of<br />

factors may cause gums to recede,<br />

leaving the upper portion of<br />

the root exposed and vulnerable.<br />

Although this shrinking of the<br />

gums, called gingival recession, is<br />

age-related, it is not found in<br />

every older adult and varies in degree<br />

with each individual.<br />

Gum recession and exposed<br />

roots may be the ultimate result<br />

of a build-up plaque that was not<br />

adequately removed. Also, improper<br />

or aggressive tooth brushing<br />

can irritate the gums and<br />

gradually cause them to recede. A<br />

patient’s root sensitivity can range<br />

from mild to severe and be triggered<br />

by heat, cold, touch, and<br />

certain spicy foods.<br />

Treatment of sensitivity begins<br />

with fluoride, which is absorbed<br />

by the root, remineralizes the<br />

tooth surface, and lessens the<br />

pain. If you don’t find relief with a<br />

fluoride rinse, your dentist may<br />

prescribe a gel containing a<br />

higher fluoride concentration. In<br />

more extreme cases, your dentist<br />

may recommend coating the root<br />

with a protective veneer.<br />

Prepared as a public service<br />

to promote better dental health.<br />

From the office of:<br />

SCOTT A. KELLY, D.D.S.<br />

Phone 614-491-5511<br />

Nov. FEB 25<br />

24 & 26 & 25 MAR Dec. 1623 & 17 & 24<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Rick Palsgrove<br />

The Groveport Madison Area Community Choir will present, “The British Are Coming: A Musical Variety<br />

Show,” at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road. Pictured<br />

here at a recent rehearsal are four choir members who will portray the Beatles in the show.<br />

The British Are Coming!<br />

It’s time for the Groveport Madison Area<br />

Community Choir’s annual show<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

Groveport Editor<br />

A musical “British Invasion” is coming to<br />

Groveport.<br />

The Groveport Madison Area Community Choir’s<br />

(GMACC) next production, “The British Are Coming:<br />

A Musical Variety Show,” will be held at 1 p.m. and<br />

7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Groveport Madison High School,<br />

4475 S. Hamilton Road.<br />

According to GMACC Director Terri Christensen,<br />

“Every year we try to make the show different and<br />

this year was no exception. The British Invasion (of<br />

the 1960s) had a huge impact on music around the<br />

world and we wanted to bring that to the stage.”<br />

She said the GMACC members will perform lots<br />

of Beatles music as well as songs by Elton John, The<br />

Hollies, The Rolling Stones and Queen.<br />

“We will feature artists from Wales, Scotland,<br />

Ireland, Canada and Australia,” said Christensen.<br />

“The show will also have a scene with folk songs<br />

including, ‘Danny Boy.’”<br />

Highlights of the show this year will be the many<br />

special costumes and set pieces.<br />

“This year our set pieces are being built by the<br />

construction trades class at Groveport Madison High<br />

School and their instructor Chad Gibbs,” said<br />

Christensen. “It’s a great learning experience for the<br />

kids and helps us out tremendously. Our finale will<br />

be, ‘He Ain't Heavy He’s My Brother,’ which should<br />

be a big number! It’s going to be amazing!”<br />

Other highlights include appearances from such<br />

British characters as Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson,<br />

Mary Poppins, and more.<br />

Plus, the entire evening involves a chase to find<br />

the elusive “Waldo,” from the cartoon “Where’s<br />

Waldo” which originated in England<br />

The GMACC has grown over the years and now<br />

has 78 adults members in the choir and 14 kids, who<br />

come from all over central Ohio.<br />

“There are also countless volunteers that help out<br />

backstage and behind the scenes.,” said Christensen.<br />

“It takes over 125 to pull everything together and<br />

bring it to the stage and all of our help and members<br />

are volunteers, from the director right down to the<br />

guy that pulls the curtains. We have folks from<br />

Groveport, <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, Reynoldsburg,<br />

Circleville, Gahanna, and Delaware and more. Over<br />

25 of our members are graduates of Groveport<br />

Madison High School and I think they just love giving<br />

back to this community.”<br />

Christensen said she hopes the GMACC has a<br />

positive influence in the community.<br />

“It was my hope, when starting this, that it would<br />

bring people together and raise money for local charities,”<br />

said Christensen. “It has gone so far beyond<br />

that and in my wildest dreams I never imagined the<br />

impact it would have on our members and our community.<br />

We are a family - pure and simple. We love<br />

each other, pray for each other, care for each other<br />

and the list goes on. And we do it all to bring hope<br />

and help to the community we love.”<br />

The 1 p.m. show is sold out, but there are still<br />

tickets available for the 7 p.m. show.<br />

In person ticket sales will be offered at the<br />

Groveport Zion Lutheran Church (6014 Groveport<br />

Road - enter in the rear office door) from 9 a.m. to<br />

noon from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. Order tickets online at<br />

GMACC.Booktix.net. Reserved seats are $20 and<br />

general admission seats are $15 each. There is a<br />

small convenience fee added for online orders ($1.75<br />

and $1.50, respectively). Credit cards can also be<br />

accepted for in-person sales. All patrons must have a<br />

valid ticket for entry. For information visit<br />

www.gmcommunitychoir.org.


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Easter Egg hunt in CW<br />

Hop into <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> on March 23<br />

at 10 a.m. for the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Community Easter Egg Hunt at McGill<br />

Park, located at 6725 Lithopolis-<br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> Road. Visit with the Easter<br />

Bunny, have your face painted by one of<br />

the Miss <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> queens, enjoy<br />

the new playground, and join your friends<br />

for a fun egg hunt.<br />

Children up to age 10 are invited to participate.<br />

There will be nearly 15,000 colorful<br />

eggs, with special prize eggs in each age<br />

category. Age groups are as follows: under<br />

3 years, 4-6 years, 7-8 years, and 9-10<br />

years. Bring your own bag to collect<br />

eggs/candy.<br />

The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. so<br />

families are encouraged to arrive early.<br />

When the parking lot is full, the entrance<br />

will be closed to vehicular traffic. The park<br />

can also be accessed via foot or bike along<br />

Walnut Creek Trail. The event will occur<br />

rain or shine.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Human Services, in<br />

cooperation with the City of <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong>, will host the free familyfriendly<br />

event.<br />

Royal Valentine’s Ball<br />

The Miss <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Royal<br />

Valentine’s Ball will be held Feb. 10 from<br />

6:30- 8:30 pm. at the Old Blue Rooster<br />

Event Center, 11575 Lithopolis Road. All<br />

LIBRARY<br />

families with children grades K-12 are welcome<br />

when accompanied by an adult.<br />

Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child.<br />

Formal wear is encouraged but not<br />

required. Put on your gowns, suits,<br />

princess dresses, crowns and dancing<br />

shoes.<br />

CW Winter Farmers Mkt.<br />

The remaining <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Winter Farmers Market dates are March 2<br />

and April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the CW<br />

Community Center, 45 E. Waterloo St.<br />

Each Friday before a market, a list of vendors<br />

who will be attending the next day is<br />

posted on the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Farmers<br />

Market Facebook page.<br />

CW Performing Arts<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Performing Arts<br />

Collective will sponsor a Community Choir<br />

starting in mid-<strong>February</strong> and local Street<br />

Theatre in the spring. There will be activities<br />

in instrumental music and dance coming<br />

in the new year. The group is also in<br />

conversations with the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Joint Recreation District and Wagnalls<br />

Memorial to find ways to collaborate in the<br />

future. Email CWPACollective@gmail.com<br />

or call 614-282-3985 for information.<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

During the Dec. 11 commission meeting,<br />

Allen said his chief concern was the<br />

setback from all appearances was less than<br />

30 feet from the western drive to his residence.<br />

While the commission tabled the site<br />

development plan, conditional use application,<br />

and setback variance during their<br />

December meeting, all three were recommended<br />

for approval during the January<br />

meeting.<br />

When asked how much of an impact the<br />

delay until the appeal hearing will make<br />

on the project, which is projected to break<br />

ground in July, Columbus Metropolitan<br />

Library CEO Patrick Losinski said, “We<br />

are waiting to see the result of the Feb. 20<br />

appeal.”<br />

Losinski said CML has made modifications<br />

to the plans throughout the approval<br />

process based on feedback from development<br />

staff.<br />

“We have been forthright from the very<br />

beginning about our vision for our modern<br />

public library branches,” said Losinski.<br />

“We know we are most likely to hear from<br />

those who do not like the design, but there<br />

are also many residents who love it.<br />

Architectural design is subjective. We<br />

faced similar sentiment during the Dublin<br />

project. Eventually the building was<br />

approved as designed. That library branch<br />

has been embraced by the community and<br />

is considered one of our most successful.”<br />

The proposed 30,000 square-foot, singlestory<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> library branch, as<br />

designed, is a sleek modern building 33<br />

feet high at its tallest point that showcases<br />

clear glazing and metal architectural panels<br />

across the façade, along with dark<br />

gray/black brick.<br />

There are two 20 foot wide over-sized,<br />

one-way access drives on Groveport Road<br />

and 130 parking spaces to accommodate<br />

patrons and an expected staff of 24 to 30<br />

fulltime employees. The entrance is at the<br />

rear of the glass-fronted building.<br />

In its variance request statement, the<br />

applicant alleges “while altering the<br />

library footprint is possible, such modifications<br />

would impede operations and community<br />

engagement with the building” and<br />

“The conditional use of a library is allowed<br />

in a residential zone.”<br />

During the December meeting, resident<br />

Jackie Marion told CML representatives “I<br />

could be wrong, but most of the people here<br />

would like to see something modified so<br />

that it fits in more with the community. If<br />

you go down Groveport Road and you look<br />

on the north side, you see a church and a<br />

retirement home–all brick. Even the<br />

swimming pool has brick on it.”<br />

Pat Lynch felt the library will be a<br />

“wonderful” asset for the community and<br />

appreciated the overall design, calling it<br />

“very modern looking.” However, he said<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> is very traditional in its<br />

architecture and believes there is a way of<br />

combining the two styles together in creating<br />

a more eclectic design.<br />

“This building is going to be here for the<br />

next 100 years,” stated Lynch in<br />

December. “Don’t we want something<br />

that’s going to better fit in with the <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> look? The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

feel of this community?”<br />

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

Linda Dillman<br />

Ground<br />

Chuck<br />

says...<br />

On Groundhog<br />

Day, Feb. 2, the<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong>’s very<br />

own weather<br />

prognosticating<br />

rodent, Ground<br />

Chuck, predicted<br />

that spring is on<br />

the way!<br />

OBETZ UNITED<br />

METHODIST CHURCH<br />

1781 Obetz Avenue • Obetz, Ohio 43207<br />

“A traditional church with<br />

a contemporary message”<br />

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.<br />

Church: 11:00 a.m.<br />

Pastor: Vijay Buck<br />

Ash Wednesday Services<br />

<strong>February</strong> 14 - Noon<br />

<strong>South</strong> & <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

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www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

When ice was delivered to your home<br />

Story of a Bill,<br />

Part I<br />

I recently introduced House Bill 364, a measure to<br />

allow the noncommercial distribution of milkweed<br />

seeds to promote monarch butterfly population<br />

growth, in the Ohio House of Representatives. Periodically<br />

I will report on the progress of this proposal<br />

as it winds its way through the legislative process,<br />

which is intended to help our readers learn how the<br />

Ohio Legislature operates.<br />

Bills can originate with current legislators (new ideas<br />

that warrant earnest consideration), past legislators<br />

(when a proposal has merit, but does not become<br />

law because it either didn’t navigate the legislative<br />

process or it needed alteration to earn enough support—remember,<br />

less than one bill out of ten ultimately<br />

become law), or with a constituent. The latter<br />

is the case with HB364. David Donofrio, who served<br />

our community ably as a member of the <strong>South</strong>-<br />

Western City Schools Board of Education, currently<br />

serves as the vice president of the Ohio Prairie Association<br />

(OPA), a non-profit volunteer organization<br />

that promotes the conservation of Ohio’s prairies.<br />

The group has wanted to distribute milkweed seeds<br />

among its membership and to other interested individuals<br />

to increase potential habitats for monarch<br />

butterflies when they reach Ohio during their annual<br />

migration from Mexico. Unfortunately, current state<br />

law prohibits any such distribution of milkweed<br />

seeds. This bill addresses and corrects the situation.<br />

Mr. Donofrio brought this issue to my attention. In<br />

talking with officials of the Ohio Department of Agriculture<br />

(ODA), we learned that they were concerned<br />

about widespread, unregulated, commercial distribution<br />

of various plant seeds and how this could<br />

alter ecosystems throughout the state. We helped<br />

bring together representatives from OPA and ODA<br />

to determine what language could be rewritten that<br />

would simultaneously address the concerns of both<br />

groups. They were able to agree on Ohio Revised<br />

Code wording that allowed for limited noncommercial<br />

seed sharing that promotes habitats for endangered<br />

or threatened species, while continuing to<br />

prohibit widespread commercial practices that<br />

might have unintended consequences.<br />

HB364 was filed with the House Clerk’s office in January.<br />

The House Rules and Reference Committee,<br />

which determines which of the 27 House standing<br />

committees is best equipped to consider the measure,<br />

assigned it to the House Agriculture Committee.<br />

The bill will need to undergo three hearings (one<br />

each for sponsor, proponent, and opponent testimony)<br />

in that committee before its members vote to<br />

have it considered by the entire House of Representatives.<br />

Sponsor testimony is scheduled for early<br />

<strong>February</strong>.<br />

Stay tuned for periodic updates on the progress of<br />

HB364.<br />

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

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

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

Urbancrest, and portions of Franklin and Jackson<br />

Townships. He reports regularly on his activities in<br />

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

with you.)<br />

Paid Advertisement<br />

It’s winter, so I thought it would be cool to write about ice.<br />

I can recall from<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

the days of my youth<br />

when older adults<br />

referred to the electric<br />

refrigerator as the “ice<br />

box.” This was a carryover reference from<br />

their own youths when refrigerators did not<br />

exist and people had an actual ice box in<br />

their homes to keep perishable food cool and<br />

fresh.<br />

Ice boxes were popular in the 19th century<br />

and the early 20th century and were usually<br />

wooden boxes with a tin or zinc lining<br />

insulated with sawdust or straw. A big block<br />

of ice was placed in a compartment of the ice<br />

box to keep the interior of the box cool for a<br />

short amount of time. People bought blocks<br />

of ice, weighing between 25 to 100 pounds,<br />

which were delivered by the “ice man” via<br />

horse drawn wagons, and later by trucks, to<br />

households on a regular basis, often daily because the ice melted<br />

fairly quickly.<br />

Ice was harvested naturally from frozen ponds in the winter. In<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> and Groveport ice blocks were also cut from the<br />

frozen Ohio and Erie <strong>Canal</strong>. The harvested ice was kept cool and<br />

stored in insulated ice houses often covered with straw or sawdust<br />

to insulate it.<br />

The Groveport Ice Plant was located at the rear of the<br />

Groveport Creamery on the northeast corner of Blacklick and<br />

Church streets. Ice was usually delivered daily from the ice plant<br />

to homes. Customers placed order cards on their doors or windows<br />

stating how many pounds of ice they needed. The ice man would<br />

then cut the necessary amount from a large block of ice, carry it<br />

into the house using large tongs, and place it in the ice box.<br />

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, as the story goes,<br />

some kids in Groveport would distract the ice delivery man while<br />

other kids broke off pieces of ice from the back of the ice truck. The<br />

kids would then sell the small chunks of ice to street laborers or<br />

other workers in town for a penny a piece on hot summer days.<br />

While the use of ice boxes and ice delivery was common in town,<br />

it was a different story on rural farms.<br />

According to Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical Farm<br />

Program Manager Ann Culek, “In the time period we portray<br />

(Ohio in the 1880s) at the farm there is little evidence that anyone<br />

used an icebox at the time, as there was no place with water. Our<br />

pond was not here then, but was added by Metro Parks. In looking<br />

at probate inventories of the time we did find people who lived<br />

closer to streams having ice saws. I do believe there were a few ice<br />

houses along Walnut Creek Pike.”<br />

She said farmers could cut and harvest ice if they lived close to<br />

a body of water.<br />

“There was no ice delivery from the ice man this far out in the<br />

countryside, said Culek. “We have seen, but cannot document<br />

(because my memory is hazy), farmers in the 1880s may have purchased<br />

ice from a store closer to town, perhaps for ice cream.”<br />

She said, to keep perishable foods cool, the farmers most likely<br />

used a root cellar or a spring house.<br />

Culek related a personal experience involving ice harvesting<br />

she and her husband had when they lived in Maine and worked at<br />

an 1870s farm museum.<br />

“We cut ice there regularly,” said Culek. “An incident happened<br />

one day when we were cutting ice as one of our team of oxen wandered<br />

onto a recently cut and refrozen section and fell in. Imagine<br />

one ox up on the ice while the other ox, still yoked together, was<br />

in the water. It was quite the ice rescue. One person jumped in to<br />

put a rope on the ox and my husband fetched a team of horses to<br />

pull the ox out of the pond. One staff member ended up afterward<br />

in a hot bathtub with a stiff slug of scotch. The cold, wet ox ended<br />

up in the 1870s era woodstove heated kitchen to warm up. The<br />

floors needed a good cleanup at the end of the day. The ox also<br />

backed into one of the kitchen windows and busted it out. Every<br />

Photos courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum<br />

Men loading a large block of ice on to an ice delivery truck at<br />

the Groveport Ice Plant in 1936.<br />

Bill Painter on an ice delivery wagon in Groveport in the early<br />

20th century.<br />

Men cutting and harvesting ice on the Ohio and Erie <strong>Canal</strong> in<br />

Groveport in the early 20th century.<br />

time we saw that broken and mended wooden window sash it<br />

reminded us of the ox and the ice incident. All survived and now<br />

we have a story to tell. Sometimes ice cutting and doing living history<br />

can be really interesting.”<br />

Ice boxes remained in common use in homes until the advent of<br />

the electric refrigerator in the 20th century. While there were electric<br />

refrigerators in the early 1900s, it wasn’t until the 1920s and<br />

1930s that refrigerator technology improved and they became<br />

more affordable and therefore more common in homes.<br />

Some ice boxes remained in use until World War II, but by the<br />

1950s they mostly melted away into history.<br />

Rick Palsgrove is managing editor of the <strong>Messenger</strong> newspapers.


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<strong>February</strong> 11, <strong>2024</strong> - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

A film with layers of beauty, charm, and eccentricities<br />

In 2014, author and illustrator Emma<br />

Yarlett released her second children’s picture<br />

book, “Orion and the Dark.” A quick<br />

skim over the summary on the back would<br />

lead you to believe that it was the standard<br />

fare of the genre: it centers around a little<br />

boy who is scared of the dark, which then<br />

comes to life and shows him the wonders of<br />

the night, thus teaching him how to overcome<br />

his fears.<br />

Opening the pages of the book quickly<br />

dispel any notion that it was the standard<br />

fare as the content is so immersive.<br />

Employing the use of mixed media artwork,<br />

Yarlett takes the reader into the<br />

mind of the anxiety-ridden protagonist<br />

where every corner, every glance, every<br />

interaction is a threat to his very existence.<br />

For a book that is geared toward children<br />

— the younger ages, in particular —<br />

“Orion and the Dark” is off-beat and trippy,<br />

which could be why it did not make a big<br />

splash upon its initial release here in the<br />

states. It did, however, garner the interest<br />

from the entertainment industry who saw<br />

the potential of the material.<br />

Around two years ago, DreamWorks<br />

Animation announced it was collaborating<br />

with Netflix to adapt and distribute the<br />

film version of “Orion and the Dark.” In an<br />

effort to bring the beautiful bizarreness of<br />

the book to the big screen — and also in an<br />

effort to make it stand out from the crowd<br />

— the studios hired Charlie Kaufman<br />

(“Adaptation,” “Being John Malkovich,”<br />

and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless<br />

Mind”) to pen the script.<br />

The idea of Kaufman writing a movie for<br />

children may sound absurd, but “Orion and<br />

the Dark” proves his signature brand of<br />

existential dread and off-kilter humor<br />

works perfectly for a story about a child<br />

learning to face their fears. Kaufman tones<br />

down some of his trademark weirdness to<br />

make the movie accessible to children, but<br />

he retains the complexity, nervousness,<br />

self-awareness, and vulnerability that his<br />

work is known for. The result is a bizarre,<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

beautiful, and humorous<br />

animated feature<br />

that works at every<br />

level — and for every<br />

age.<br />

In the book on which<br />

the movie is based, the<br />

titular character is a<br />

young child around<br />

the age of 6 or 7. To<br />

make his character a<br />

bit more relatable to<br />

the viewing audience,<br />

he raised the age up to 11 — right around<br />

the time when puberty is about to hit.<br />

While blissfully unaware of that impending<br />

stage of his life, Orion (voiced by Jacob<br />

Tremblay) has other horrors to occupy his<br />

mind such as bees, dogs, falling from skyscrapers,<br />

talking to his crush, using the toilet<br />

at school, being called on in the classroom,<br />

and sewers which may harbor killer<br />

clowns. These are a few of the things that<br />

run through his mind during the day. At<br />

night, much scarier thoughts lay waiting.<br />

Every night before he goes to bed, he<br />

curses the inky blackness that engulfs his<br />

room and the sky outside his window. One<br />

evening, his anxiety over the usual turning<br />

of the day gets so bad that the personification<br />

of darkness (aptly called Dark and<br />

voiced by Paul Walter Hauser) appears to<br />

him and swears he’ll help Orion get over<br />

his fear so he can be at peace when the<br />

night falls.<br />

Dark’s grand plan includes introducing<br />

him to the other nighttime deities: Dreams<br />

(Angela Bassett), Insomnia (Nat Faxon),<br />

Sleep (Natasia Demetriou), Quiet (Aparna<br />

Nancherla) and Unexplained Noises (Golda<br />

Rosheuvel). All of these characters have<br />

fun, individualistic designs that really<br />

hammer home their natures and purpose.<br />

For instance, Insomnia is a mosquito-like<br />

creature that whispers sweet terrors in<br />

your ear to keep you awake, while<br />

Unexplained Noises is a creepy robot-like<br />

creature that likes to find objects to bang<br />

together to give would-be sleepers a little<br />

scare. None of them are included in the<br />

book — Kaufman and director Sean<br />

Charmatz had to stretch a 40-page book<br />

into a feature-length film somehow — but<br />

they fit the wonderfully odd and vibrant<br />

style of Yarlett’s.<br />

Orion is not at all excited about spending<br />

more time with beings that scare him<br />

silly. Likewise, the nighttime deities are<br />

not at all excited about his presence as they<br />

believe his fear could upset the balance of<br />

existence itself. They have good reason to<br />

believe that as his anxieties and phobias<br />

start to eat away at the group’s eternal<br />

friendship, the confidence they have in<br />

themselves, and the steadfast trust they<br />

have in their (apparent) fearless leader,<br />

Dark.<br />

The movie starts off following the path<br />

of a straightforward fairy tale about entities<br />

that help humans cope with life’s perils<br />

— until it doesn’t. About a quarter of the<br />

way through, Kaufman flips the script and<br />

introduces a new framing device that is<br />

similar to that of “The Princess Bride.” The<br />

viewer learns that “Orion and the Dark” is<br />

being told by an older Orion (Colin Hanks)<br />

to his daughter Hypatia (Mia Akemi<br />

Brown) who is trying to face her fears. It’s<br />

a cute twist that works, especially when we<br />

learn that the grown-up Orion still harbors<br />

doubts and fears of his own.<br />

If there is a flaw to this movie, it is that<br />

it spends a bit too much time with young<br />

Orion, especially when it seems he has<br />

solved his problems about halfway through<br />

the story. In order to raise the stakes and<br />

fill time, Kaufman and the team introduces<br />

a new and contrived hiccup that almost<br />

grinds the movie and the character development<br />

that has taken place to a halt. But<br />

thankfully, the ship is righted as adult<br />

Orion and his young daughter work together<br />

to bring the film and the story within a<br />

story back to its fullest potential.<br />

I do not often get to see many animated<br />

features throughout the year so I cannot<br />

say if the art direction and design is wholly<br />

original from the other animated features<br />

out there today. But there is a funny and<br />

warm center to “Orion and the Dark” with<br />

layers of beauty, charm and eccentricities<br />

wrapped around it. It might not be for<br />

everyone, but it is definitely relatable to<br />

individuals of all ages and worthy of a<br />

watch.<br />

Grade: B+<br />

“Orion and the Dark” is now streaming on<br />

Netflix.<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer<br />

and columnist.<br />

Township Police report<br />

According to the Madison Township<br />

Police, during January officers responded<br />

to 235 dispatched calls and logged 15,486<br />

patrol miles. MTPD officers impounded 17<br />

vehicles and used 1,636 gallons of fuel. In<br />

addition, four OVI arrests were made,<br />

three in Blacklick Estates, and one in the<br />

southern unincorporated region of Madison<br />

Township. To date, in <strong>2024</strong>, Madison<br />

Township officers have arrested four<br />

impaired drivers.<br />

Wagnalls Scholarships<br />

There have been changes by The<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Foundation regarding<br />

its scholarships for graduating high school<br />

seniors. The scholarships are offered from<br />

the endowment left by Mabel Wagnalls<br />

Jones and the changes will increase the<br />

value of the scholarship awards. Students<br />

must be residents of Bloom Township to<br />

apply.<br />

American Legion Post 677 in Lithopolis<br />

has also revised their agreement with The<br />

Wagnalls Foundation for administering<br />

scholarships. Starting this year, there will<br />

be three, $3,000 scholarships awarded, one<br />

for a Bloom-Carroll graduate, one for a<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> graduate, and one for<br />

graduate who has a relationship with a<br />

member of American Legion Post 677.<br />

The application period is Feb. 1 to<br />

March 15. See the website for information<br />

and to download the applications at<br />

https://www.wagnalls.org/page/scholarships.<br />

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CW looks to protect water sources<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A new <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> committee with a big<br />

name will help the city develop strategies to protect its<br />

water sources located in the Lieberman well field along<br />

U.S. 33.<br />

“Our utilities department has been working on this<br />

for some time,” said <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City<br />

Administrator Matt Peoples during a Feb. 5 <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> City Council work session. “This is a plan<br />

that is highly encouraged by the Ohio EPA. We wrote<br />

up a site specific plan for our wellfields…but we never<br />

did the actual full plan for the city. This is a very<br />

scripted plan that the Ohio EPA has gone through to<br />

approve.”<br />

The utility department completed the assessment<br />

portion of the plan for the five- well site. What remains<br />

on the agenda is to establish a Source Water<br />

Assessment and Protection Committee.<br />

“The next step is the protection plan,” said Peoples.<br />

“We need to start a committee with government officials,<br />

decision makers at the water treatment plant,<br />

businesses, and residents in this area, as well as the<br />

fire department. This resolution authorizes the establishment<br />

of the committee. The protection side of this<br />

is mostly public education and outreach to make sure<br />

to keep people aware of what happens; what things<br />

should be done.”<br />

There are Ohio EPA laws and regulations that<br />

apply to the Lieberman site and the plan does not create<br />

any new regulations or enforcement parameters.<br />

Peoples said there are 33 businesses located in the well<br />

field zone and five indicated an interest in participating<br />

in the plan.<br />

During the council’s regular meeting following the<br />

work session, the committee resolution was unanimously<br />

approved.<br />

Other CW news<br />

Council held the first reading of an ordinance<br />

amending the city’s zoning map in rezoning two<br />

parcels owned by Mark and Sonia Poff from exceptional<br />

use to limited manufacturing.<br />

The area is designated limited manufacturing in<br />

the recently approved community plan and is located<br />

in the Basil-Western Road and Amanda Northern<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 <strong>February</strong>. Enjoy hot drinks and a<br />

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

Vacation Check program<br />

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, in<br />

partnership with the Community Watch<br />

volunteers, operates a Vacation Check program.<br />

This free service gives <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> residents peace of mind that<br />

their property is being watched while they<br />

are out of town. A deputy or volunteer will<br />

check on the residence at least once a day<br />

while you are away for up to 30 days. To<br />

sign up, call 740-652-7911 or visit<br />

sheriff.fairfield.oh.us.<br />

Women’s Self-Defense<br />

The Groveport Police will conduct a<br />

Women’s Self-Defense class at the<br />

Groveport Recreation Center, 7370<br />

Groveport Road, on March 5 from 6-8 p.m.<br />

Cost is $5 per person. Sign up online or in<br />

person at the recreation center. For information<br />

call 614-836-1000 or visit groveportrec.com.<br />

Lockbourne Council<br />

Lockbourne Village Council meets the<br />

second and fourth Mondays of each month<br />

at 7 p.m. at the Lockbourne Event Center,<br />

206 Vause St., Lockbourne.<br />

CW City Council<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council meetings<br />

are held on the first and third Monday<br />

of every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.<br />

The meetings are open to the public.<br />

Council meets in work session at 6 p.m.<br />

prior to each city council meeting to discuss<br />

legislative items and other issues of the<br />

city prior to being included on a city council<br />

agenda. The first work session of the<br />

month focuses on finance/economic development<br />

items and the second monthly<br />

work session focuses on service/safety<br />

items. While each work session includes<br />

specific areas of focus, other items may be<br />

brought before council as needed.<br />

CW school board meetings<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Board of<br />

Education meets on the second Monday of<br />

each month at 7 p.m. in the <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> Education Center, 100<br />

Washington St. on the second floor in room<br />

204/206. The public is welcome to attend.<br />

Special Olympics<br />

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio<br />

and its Groveport and <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Special Olympics chapter is to provide year<br />

round sports training and competition in a<br />

variety of Olympic type sports for intellectually<br />

disabled individuals. For information<br />

contact Penny and Cassandra Hilty at<br />

groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com or at<br />

(614) 395-8992 or 395-6640. Donations<br />

may be sent to Groveport Special<br />

Olympics, P.O. Box 296, Groveport, OH<br />

43125.<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located<br />

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

information call (614) 837-4765 or visit<br />

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Township fire inspector retires after 37 years<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Madison Township Fire Inspector Jeff<br />

Fasone is hanging up his hat–somewhat–<br />

after retiring from full time service that<br />

started with the township fire department<br />

in 1987.<br />

Fasone, who said he still plans to help<br />

out on a part time basis, was promoted to<br />

lieutenant in 1994, interim chief in 2018,<br />

and joined the fire bureau in 2019.<br />

Madison Township Fire Chief Derek<br />

Robinson told the Madison Township<br />

trustees at their Jan. 23 meeting that<br />

Fasone was the last person to serve in the<br />

township’s dispatch office.<br />

“You have been instrumental in the<br />

transition for me,” Robinson said before<br />

presenting Fasone a flag that flew over all<br />

township firehouses.<br />

Other Madison Township news<br />

•Robinson reported the department<br />

responded to 10,721 calls for service in<br />

FASONE<br />

2023. Over 8,500 were<br />

EMS related and 2200<br />

were fire related. The<br />

statistics reflect<br />

responses with mutual<br />

and automatic aide<br />

partners as well.<br />

•According to<br />

Madison Township<br />

Police Chief Gary<br />

York, his officers<br />

responded to 35,753 calls for service including<br />

2,474 traffic stops and made 63 OMVI<br />

arrests.<br />

“All of our officers did a great job,” said<br />

York. “They’re very active out there.”<br />

•York asked the trustees for approval<br />

for a letter indicating the township’s intent<br />

to purchase two 2025 Ford police cruisers<br />

this year. He said the manufacturer still<br />

needs to fulfill <strong>2024</strong> product orders before<br />

starting on 2025 orders. He has used the<br />

same process for the last two years as vehicles<br />

become harder to obtain.<br />

“It puts us in line,” said York, who also<br />

announced the department received a partial<br />

$32,615 award for body-worn cameras.<br />

“That is not the full amount, but it is better<br />

than nothing. It’s great news.”<br />

•A free women’s self-defense class will<br />

be held on March 23, 9 a.m. to noon, at the<br />

community center, 4575 Madison Lane.<br />

The class is limited to 30 participants who<br />

can register online at policeadmin@madisontownship.org<br />

or call 614-836-5355<br />

between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.<br />

•In 2023, 355 nuisance properties were<br />

identified with violation tags, which resulted<br />

in 129 township issued nuisance letters.<br />

There were 61 assessments on 34 properties<br />

totaling over $30,628.<br />

“The tags are definitely working,” said<br />

Madison Township Administrator Susan<br />

Brobst.<br />

•The township’s electric and gas aggregation<br />

programs end this year in the<br />

spring. Brobst said rates are lower because<br />

of the weather and suggested the board<br />

might consider securing pricing at the<br />

<strong>February</strong> meeting.<br />

Board members agreed with the administrator<br />

to continue offering budget billing<br />

and waive fees for residents joining or exiting<br />

the program.<br />

“That has, in the past, eliminated some<br />

suppliers,” said Brobst, who said she will<br />

share information and updates with the<br />

Groveport and <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> councils.<br />

•There is a new county zoning inspector<br />

assigned to the township and the administrator<br />

said she is looking forward to working<br />

with the inspector on several long-time<br />

issues. Residents with violations can<br />

expect little tolerance for non-compliance.<br />

Cases sent to the prosecutor are moving<br />

through the system much faster, with<br />

fewer cases being continued.<br />

“It’s been too complacent for too long,”<br />

said Brobst. “Residents in the past have<br />

been very non-chalant and that’s going to<br />

change. There’s going to be some complaining.”<br />

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Daddy/Daughter Dance<br />

The city of Obetz will host a Daddy<br />

Daughter Dance on Feb. 23 from 6:30-8<br />

p.m. at 1650 Obetz Avenue in Obetz.<br />

It’s an evening of music and dancing<br />

dedicated to celebrating the special bond<br />

between fathers and daughters, for children<br />

in grades K-6 and their male role<br />

models, providing an opportunity for dads,<br />

uncles, grandfathers, or any significant<br />

male figure to create memories with their<br />

little ones.<br />

There will be an array of tasty finger<br />

foods and desserts. From savory snacks to<br />

sweet treats, there’s something to satisfy<br />

every palate.Capture the joy of the night<br />

with our photo booth. Guests can snap<br />

goofy, cute, or elegant pictures to remember<br />

this special evening. All attendees are<br />

invited to dress in their fanciest attire.<br />

Wearing your favorite outfits will make<br />

this evening extra special.<br />

Registration is required for this event,<br />

and spots are filling up fast. Ensure your<br />

participation by registering promptly on<br />

RecDesk at https://bit.ly/3SjZgah.<br />

Visit obetz.oh.us for information.<br />

HTFD news<br />

At the Jan. 10 Hamilton Township<br />

trustees meeting, a discussion was held<br />

regarding refining hiring procedures in the<br />

Hamilton Township Fire Department. This<br />

includes the procedure for full-time and<br />

part-time fire employees. The fire chief discussed<br />

hiring basic EMT’s that are not paramedics<br />

with no experience. The trustees discussed<br />

the impact of this decision on the taxpayers.<br />

The fire department is structuring<br />

and preparing a formal process for eligibility<br />

on the promotion list. This includes a clear<br />

definition of who is to ride out of classification.<br />

This will must approved by the<br />

trustees before implementation.<br />

Tea Party at Hamilton<br />

The Hamilton Township High School<br />

Drama Department will host a Tea Party<br />

in the Hamilton Township High School<br />

cafeteria, 1105 Rathmell Road, on Feb. 18<br />

from 12:30-2 p.m. Come meet the cast of<br />

the Drama Department’s upcoming musical,<br />

“Anastasia.” Cost is $5 per child.<br />

Tickets sold at door and no charge for parents.<br />

Dress up as your favorite prince or<br />

princess. There will be refreshments,<br />

games, activities, crafts, face painting,<br />

photo booth, and a musical performance<br />

by the cast. Visit the Hamilton Township<br />

High School Drama Department’s<br />

Facebook page to RSVP. Walk-ins welcome.<br />

This event is suited for pre-K<br />

through third grade students, but all kids<br />

are welcome. Parents or guardians must<br />

stay with child during the event.<br />

Obetz Easter Egg Hunt<br />

The city of Obetz will host its annual<br />

Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 from 10:30<br />

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fortress Obetz, 2015<br />

Recreation Trail, Obetz. There will be<br />

40,000 eggs! Visit obetz.oh.us for information.<br />

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Obetz Trout Tournament<br />

The city of Obetz will host a trout fishing<br />

tournament on April 6 from 9 a.m. to<br />

noon at Dixon Quarry, 4400 Industrial<br />

Center Drive, Obetz. Check-in begins at<br />

8:15 a.m. Visit obetz.oh.us for information.<br />

Hamilton teacher on panel<br />

Hamilton Elementary School’s second<br />

grade teacher, Nancy Gibson, was chosen<br />

to speak on the Ohio educator panel at<br />

Amplify Reading’s Science of Reading<br />

Summit held on Jan. 30, at the Vitrias<br />

Event Center on Ohio State’s campus. The<br />

event, dedicated to literacy leaders in Ohio,<br />

attracted over 50 school districts and 126<br />

educators from across the state. Gibson<br />

highlighted the importance of building<br />

background knowledge and shared her<br />

passion by advocating for integrating literacy<br />

across all subjects and showcased<br />

Hamilton Elementary’s success with a<br />

structured literacy program.<br />

e Obetz Black Card<br />

The city of Obetz has introduced the<br />

Obetz Black Card for residents.<br />

With the card, residents can enjoy special<br />

pricing, priority booking, and exclusive<br />

offers not available to non-residents.<br />

Current benefits include: Free entry<br />

into open gym times at the Obetz<br />

Community Center. Complimentary access<br />

to the Obetz Ice Rink, including free skate<br />

rental during open skate sessions. Early<br />

Access to community events. Discounts on<br />

facility rentals.<br />

Future benefits could include:<br />

Discounts from participating Obetz businesses.<br />

Special access to the Obetz Athletic<br />

Club. First priority enrollment for sports<br />

leagues. Complimentary parking at certain<br />

city events. Discounted entry into select<br />

Fortress Obetz events.<br />

The Obetz Black Card is only valid<br />

while you are a resident of Obetz and proof<br />

of residency is required. Residency verification<br />

will be required every three years.<br />

The card is free. However, if you move out<br />

of Obetz, the card expires immediately.<br />

The city also reserves the right to revoke<br />

the card for reasons including, but not limited<br />

to, misuse of the card, violation of<br />

facility rules, conduct issues, legal infractions,<br />

and outstanding debts to the city.<br />

To apply for the Obetz Black Card, visit<br />

https://cityofobetz.recdesk.com/Communit<br />

y/Home to create a household account.<br />

For information visit obetz.oh.us.<br />

Hamilton school board<br />

Hamilton Local Board of Education<br />

meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the<br />

Hamilton Local Education Center, 775<br />

Rathmell Road, Columbus. For information<br />

on meeting dates visit www.hamiltonlocal.k12.oh.us.<br />

Hamilton Twp. trustees<br />

The Hamilton Township trustees meet<br />

the second and fourth Wednesdays of each<br />

month at 7:30 p.m. at 6400 Lockbourne<br />

Road, Lockbourne.


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<strong>2024</strong> Select Housing<br />

Committee Insights<br />

Dear Neighbor,<br />

As the Chair of the first Senate Select Committee<br />

on Housing, I’ve traveled across our<br />

great state and engaged with Ohioans from<br />

all walks of life to take a deep dive into the<br />

housing crisis and gain a better understanding<br />

of the challenges people face on a personal<br />

level. The committee’s collective<br />

efforts are geared towards unraveling the<br />

complexities and paving the way for more<br />

Ohioans to attain available, accessible and<br />

affordable housing. Recently, the committee<br />

convened in Cleveland, where we had the<br />

invaluable opportunity to listen to the concerns<br />

of local elected officials, housing advocates,<br />

community stakeholders, and<br />

residents regarding the current state of<br />

housing in Northeast Ohio.<br />

I am excited to announce that our next hearing<br />

is scheduled for January 31, <strong>2024</strong> at the<br />

Ohio Statehouse, where all local elected officials<br />

are invited to testify. Please subscribe<br />

for updates to stay informed about the<br />

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Looking ahead, we are consolidating the<br />

feedback gathered from our statewide hearings<br />

into a comprehensive report slated for<br />

completion this spring. This report will serve<br />

as the foundation for our recommendations<br />

and actionable steps in <strong>2024</strong>. I extend my<br />

heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has<br />

played a role in helping my colleagues and I<br />

comprehend the gravity of the present<br />

housing crisis. In this collaborative effort, we<br />

are partners, and I am unwaveringly committed<br />

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library<br />

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vehicles by removing valuables from<br />

inside. If you feel the need to start and<br />

warm your car, make sure to lock the doors<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 11, <strong>2024</strong> - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

Hockey players prowl the ice for 100 points<br />

By Theresa Garee<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The Prowler Hockey Association<br />

Hockey team recently celebrated nine<br />

players at their senior night.<br />

One senior, Heath Scofield, has a goal<br />

of reaching 100 career points before the<br />

end of the season.<br />

The Prowler Hockey Club is a high<br />

school club hockey team participating in<br />

the Ohio Scholastic Hockey League -<br />

OHSL (formerly the Greater Columbus<br />

High School Club Hockey League - GCH-<br />

SCHL).<br />

Currently, the Prowlers’ territory consists<br />

of students who reside in the following<br />

school districts: Amanda-Clearcreek,<br />

Bloom-Carroll, <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>,<br />

Groveport Madison, Madison Christian,<br />

Hamilton Township, Liberty Union-<br />

Thurston, Logan Elm, Pickerington,<br />

<strong>South</strong>-Western and Teays Valley.<br />

The teams currently playing in the<br />

OSHL for the upcoming season consist of<br />

Athens, Columbus Ice Hockey Club,<br />

Dayton, Hilliard, Miami, Newark,<br />

Northeast Storm, PHA and Westerville.<br />

Scofield, a forward, asked to play hockey<br />

at age three. His goal to reach 100<br />

career points began at the start of his high<br />

school hockey career in 2020.<br />

This season Scofield has fought through<br />

a medial collateral ligament (MCL) strain<br />

which slowed his progress toward his<br />

goals,<br />

“Personally, I am aiming for 100 points,<br />

200 hits, and 700 shots on goal, however a<br />

MCL strain incurred on Jan. 6 has shortened<br />

the number of games to accomplish<br />

that to 11 (10 JV games + 1 Varsity<br />

game),” said Scofield.<br />

Scofield is not alone in this goal as<br />

Jarret DiPietro, a junior from Groveport<br />

Madison, also plays forward for the<br />

Prowlers and is working to reach 100<br />

points.<br />

DiPietro has played for a variety of<br />

hockey leagues both in Ohio and out of<br />

state. He began playing hockey at age<br />

eight. He has played with the Prowlers<br />

since moving to Ohio in 2021.<br />

DiPietro plans to reach 100 points at<br />

the end of this season stating, “It’s important<br />

to me because I want to leave my<br />

name in PHA history and I want to break<br />

records.”<br />

He added, however, that points don’t<br />

define one as a player.<br />

The Prowlers have both a junior varsity<br />

and varsity team that both Scofield and<br />

DiPietro play on, depending on need.<br />

Information about this league and<br />

Prowlers hockey can be found at<br />

www.phaprowlers.com.<br />

Photos courtesy of Rachel<br />

Scofield (Pickerington Online)<br />

Jarrett DiPietro of the<br />

Prowlers (above, center<br />

in white) is shown here<br />

in a varsity game at the<br />

State Fairgrounds Coliseum<br />

against another<br />

club team, the Northeast<br />

Storm. DiPietro attends<br />

Groveport Madison.<br />

Heath Scofield<br />

(left, of Pickerington<br />

Central) of<br />

the Prowlers in a<br />

JV game against<br />

the Dublin Scioto<br />

High School Irish<br />

at the State<br />

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<strong>2024</strong> is Year of<br />

Ohio State Parks<br />

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has officially<br />

declared <strong>2024</strong> as the Year of Ohio<br />

State Parks.<br />

This declaration marks the 75th<br />

anniversary of Ohio State Parks and<br />

underscores the state’s commitment to preserving<br />

its natural wonders and expanding<br />

outdoor adventures.<br />

“Ohio’s state parks, where admission is<br />

always free, give visitors an opportunity to<br />

gain a deeper appreciation of Ohio’s natural<br />

heritage,” said DeWine. “The Year of<br />

Ohio State Parks is the perfect time to visit<br />

one or more of Ohio’s 75 state parks, experience<br />

our state’s natural beauty, and<br />

actively participate in the preservation of<br />

these treasured lands.”<br />

Ohio’s state parks and waterways are<br />

renowned for their breathtaking landscapes<br />

and diverse recreational opportunities.<br />

The Ohio Department of Natural<br />

Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and<br />

Watercraft plays a pivotal role in safeguarding<br />

these resources, ensuring that<br />

Ohioans can continue to enjoy the many<br />

benefits of spending quality time in nature.<br />

“We are excited to celebrate what we<br />

believe to be the best state park system in<br />

the country,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz<br />

said. “We have exceptional employees who<br />

show a passion for our parks day in and<br />

day out, making sure everyone is able to<br />

make memories in these picturesque<br />

places.”<br />

Park staff serve as stewards and caretakers<br />

of the parks, preserving the state’s<br />

natural and cultural history. The Year of<br />

Ohio State Parks is an historic celebration,<br />

emphasizing the outstanding opportunities<br />

statewide to honor and appreciate some of<br />

the world’s most iconic outdoor destinations.<br />

“We are proud of our parks, and everything<br />

they have to offer to Ohioans and<br />

those who travel across state lines,”<br />

Division of Parks and Watercraft Chief<br />

Glen Cobb said. “For 75 years we’ve welcomed<br />

visitors, and we encourage them<br />

now to join in this statewide celebration.”<br />

DeWine’s proclamation highlights the<br />

pivotal role state parks have played to<br />

expand access to the outdoors for people of<br />

all backgrounds. Through a variety of safe<br />

and equitable outdoor activities and<br />

events, state parks foster stronger social<br />

ties, celebrate Ohio’s rich culture, and<br />

showcase the state’s remarkable ecosystem.<br />

Ohio started designating properties as<br />

official state parks in 1949 when lawmakers<br />

created the Ohio Department of<br />

Natural Resources.<br />

ODNR is also celebrating a departmentwide<br />

75th anniversary throughout <strong>2024</strong> by<br />

highlighting the achievements of all 12<br />

divisions, including the Division of Parks<br />

and Watercraft.<br />

For more information and to stay updated<br />

on the 75th anniversary celebration<br />

events and activities as well as all the programming<br />

the state parks have to offer,<br />

visit ohiodnr.gov.<br />

Fairy Goodmothers’ prom<br />

dresses pop-up boutique<br />

Central Ohio high school students are<br />

invited to visit the free pop-up boutique for<br />

all their prom needs.<br />

Local non-profit, Fairy Goodmothers,<br />

will open the doors of Cinderella’s Closet<br />

Boutique for three weekends this year<br />

including <strong>February</strong> 17-18, March 2-3, and<br />

March 9-10. The pop-up prom shop is<br />

stocked with high-quality prom gowns and<br />

accessories that are available free of charge<br />

to central Ohio high school students who do<br />

not have the means to purchase these items<br />

for themselves. The Boutique inventory<br />

includes approximately 3,000 new and gently<br />

worn prom gowns, ranging in size from 0<br />

to 36. Attendees may also choose accessories<br />

and will receive a goody bag featuring beauty<br />

and prom-themed items. A personal shopper<br />

is made available to each attendee to<br />

assist in finding the perfect dress.<br />

“Prom can be very expensive between<br />

the cost of an outfit, ticket, and hair and<br />

nails. We help defray the cost of prom for<br />

the students we serve,” said Katie Persico,<br />

Fairy Goodmothers board president.<br />

“However, even more important than the<br />

items themselves are the way the students<br />

feel when they are shopping and wearing<br />

their gown and accessories. When a student<br />

finds the perfect dress that fits and<br />

flatters them, their posture changes completely<br />

and they light up in excitement.<br />

Our goal is to bolster and support the selfesteem<br />

of each student we help. Every student<br />

deserves to look and feel special on<br />

their prom night.”<br />

Cinderella’s Closet Boutique will be in<br />

the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N.<br />

High St. in Worthington.<br />

Students should pre-book their personal<br />

shopping appointments on the fairygoodmothers.org<br />

website. Since 2005, Fairy<br />

Goodmothers has gifted more than 18,000<br />

prom gowns to students in central Ohio.<br />

MORPC rail<br />

The Federal Railroad Administration<br />

has approved two applications for central<br />

Ohio to be part of the Corridor Identification<br />

and Development (Corridor ID) Program, a<br />

comprehensive planning and development<br />

program that will help to guide intercity<br />

passenger rail development throughout the<br />

country and create a pipeline of projects to<br />

support future service.<br />

The two applications will provide central<br />

Ohio with $500,000 for each project to<br />

expand passenger rail service which will<br />

include the Cleveland-Columbus-<br />

Cincinnati-Dayton Corridor and the<br />

Midwest Connect (Chicago-Fort Wayne-<br />

Columbus-Pittsburgh), a critical first step<br />

to bring passenger rail back to the region.<br />

The last passenger train pulled out of<br />

Columbus in 1979. Since then, the region has<br />

grown exponentially, adding more than a<br />

quarter million residents in the last decade.<br />

“The success of our region is dependent on<br />

our next steps in transit. Being able to study<br />

passenger rail service both within Ohio and a<br />

Midwest connection between Chicago and<br />

Pittsburgh through Columbus is a game<br />

changer in workforce, housing, sustainability<br />

and much more,” said Columbus Mayor<br />

Andrew Ginther. “I am grateful to MORPC<br />

and all of our other partners for the proposal<br />

to the Federal Rail Administration (FRA),<br />

and to the FRA for seeing the value of connectivity<br />

in our region.”<br />

To leverage the opportunity of the<br />

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, two years<br />

ago MORPC and the Columbus Partnership<br />

formed a group of public and private sector<br />

thought leaders to prepare for the expansion<br />

of passenger rail in the region. Significant<br />

planning in recent years has well positioned<br />

the region for investments in passenger rail.<br />

MORPC, the city of Columbus, and others in<br />

Ohio and adjacent states, completed the necessary<br />

market studies, environmental evaluation,<br />

and route analysis to lay the foundation<br />

for this effort.<br />

“We are excited by the news of our selection<br />

in this critical first step to restore passenger<br />

rail back to the Columbus region. For<br />

more than a decade, MORPC has been championing<br />

this effort,” said MORPC board chair<br />

Chris Amorose Groomes. “We are extremely<br />

grateful to Governor (Mike) DeWine, along<br />

with our esteemed congressional and state<br />

representatives, Mayor Ginther, as well as<br />

our dedicated business and community leaders,<br />

and the ardent support of transit enthusiasts,<br />

who rallied behind this transformative<br />

regional initiative.”<br />

The Corridor ID process is designed to be<br />

deliberate and lead to actionable projects.<br />

The process will identify specific needs<br />

along the corridors and propose strategies<br />

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and solutions amenable to bring passenger<br />

rail to the region. The Corridor ID Program<br />

will allow partners to understand how<br />

freight and passenger rail can work together<br />

in Ohio. Service development planning<br />

will show what improvements need to be<br />

made along each corridor in such a way<br />

that upgrades will ensure the safety and<br />

productivity of all users on the rail network.<br />

Better signaling, grade crossings, trackage,<br />

bridges, etc., will benefit everyone.<br />

“Central Ohio is fortunate to be a growing<br />

metro area, yet we sit in the heart of a<br />

state that historically, has been underserved<br />

at providing access to passenger rail<br />

for everyone in our region,” said MORPC<br />

Executive Director William Murdock. “All<br />

of that changes with this first step. These<br />

two corridors will support the region’s communities<br />

— urban, suburban, and rural — as<br />

we address transportation access, sustainability,<br />

equity, and economic development<br />

needs. There is so much to do to plan for<br />

the future prosperity of our region, which<br />

now includes passenger rail.”<br />

FRA funding will enable MORPC, the<br />

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Licensed Barber &<br />

Cosmetologist Needed<br />

Full/Parttime. Booth Rental<br />

or Commission Located in<br />

Great <strong>South</strong>ern Shopping<br />

Center. Call Cindy for<br />

more info. 614-239-1976<br />

Bold Penguin Inc. seeks<br />

Data Engineer in<br />

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micrsrvce archtctre. Dom<br />

tvl & reloc reqd. Snd CV &<br />

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Ref#SE23<br />

Kings Kids Daycare<br />

in Grove City is hiring Fun,<br />

Loving Teachers for PT &<br />

FT shifts. Please email<br />

sarragc@outlook.com or<br />

call 614-539-0349<br />

WANT TO BUY<br />

WE BUY JUNK CARS<br />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Antiques * Coins<br />

Victrolas * Watches<br />

Clocks * Bookcases<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

INFORMATION<br />

See...<br />

You Looked!<br />

Newspaper<br />

Ads Catch<br />

The Eye!<br />

Call<br />

272-5422<br />

For Info. &<br />

Pricing<br />

PETS<br />

Pure Bred AKC Lab Puppies<br />

Ready 3/14/24. 740-310-9162<br />

Great Dane Puppies<br />

Shots/dewormed. Ready<br />

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

MISC.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Portable Generator for<br />

sale. Brand new & never<br />

used. Gasoline engine<br />

with 12 Hr. run time. 120V<br />

AC 60 Hz, 33.3 A, 1<br />

Phase generator. Asking<br />

price is $575.00. Call or<br />

text 614-205-1286<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 />

SHARED LIVING<br />

HELLO ALL!<br />

Tired of Paying Bills?<br />

Living Alone?<br />

2700 sq ft home with<br />

3 Mini Suites for rent<br />

(OSU - Lane, Brutus Blvd<br />

& Buckeye Way)<br />

Cable TV, WIFI, Utilities &<br />

all Starter Ammenties incl!!<br />

Furnished Suites also<br />

come with Mini Fridge,<br />

Microwave &<br />

Breakfast Station.<br />

Rent is $1250/mo.<br />

For more info please contact<br />

Lisa at 614-226-1939<br />

(Would prefer Women.)<br />

RENTALS<br />

EXELON REALTY<br />

Property Management,<br />

Rentals<br />

614-538-1007<br />

James Dillon<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 />

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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 />

WALL WASHING<br />

CLEANOUTS<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 />

Bobcat Grading<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 />

37 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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concrete.com<br />

INFORMATION<br />

STOP!<br />

ADVERTISE<br />

In The <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

To Get Great Results!<br />

CALL FOR PRICES<br />

272-5422<br />

1/7 S/gp<br />

3/4 A<br />

10/1 W/SW<br />

DRYWALL<br />

DRYW<br />

YWALL &<br />

PLASTER REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

Popcorn Ceiling Removal<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 />

POOL/SPA<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

K&L Spa Cleaning<br />

Hot Tub Cleaning and<br />

Weekly Maintenance<br />

Keith 614-316-9809<br />

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

<strong>South</strong>/<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

& Groveport<br />

For Info Call<br />

614-272-5422<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


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