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

<strong>February</strong> 25 - March 9, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIV, No. 25<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 />

Obetz sets projects to<br />

enhance community<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

Managing Editor<br />

The city of Obetz has ambitious plans<br />

that are outlined in its <strong>2024</strong> Capital<br />

Improvement Plan.<br />

“As we reflect on our city’s journey, it is<br />

with immense pride that we look back at<br />

the milestones achieved through our<br />

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP),” said<br />

Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk. “Our recent past<br />

endeavors since 2018, valued at over $15<br />

million, have laid a robust foundation for<br />

the continued prosperity of Obetz. As we<br />

embark on the next significant chapter<br />

with our ambitious five-year CIP, totaling<br />

upwards of $122 million, we are not just<br />

constructing buildings and parks, but we<br />

are forging a legacy for future generations.<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> launch of the Lancaster Park<br />

project epitomizes our dedication to this<br />

legacy – enhancing the vibrancy of our<br />

community and enriching the lives of every<br />

citizen in Obetz. These plans are more than<br />

blueprints, they are the aspirations of our<br />

residents taking shape, and the promise of<br />

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our city's bright future becoming a reality.”<br />

City officials describe the community<br />

development projects included in the CIP<br />

as “transformational” and that the plan is<br />

“designed to be flexible and responsive to<br />

the city’s financial health, public needs,<br />

development opportunities, borrowing<br />

capabilities, and the prevailing construction<br />

landscape, among other factors.”<br />

Of note is that officials state that the<br />

projects associated Buckstone<br />

Development are not included in the CIP,<br />

but are administered separately as they<br />

are funded through the layered incentive<br />

program established at Buckstone.<br />

Lancaster Park remodel<br />

The rededication of Lancaster Park is a<br />

highlight with remodeling construction<br />

slated to begin this spring. The project<br />

includes the introduction of a pickleball<br />

complex, comprehensive curb and sidewalk<br />

repairs, the installation of new park fencing,<br />

and the addition of permanent game<br />

tables.<br />

See OBETZ, page 2<br />

CW Facility Master Plan<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Local Schools look to the future with the<br />

development of a Facility Master Plan and district officials are<br />

seeking input from the community.<br />

“Once developed, the plan will serve as a road map guiding<br />

the district on optimizing existing facilities and making<br />

informed decisions on new facilities or renovations,” said<br />

Superintendent Kiya Hunt. “The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Facility<br />

Master Plan will take into account community input and recognize<br />

the diverse perspective of staff, students, parents and<br />

other stakeholders.”<br />

By engaging in a collaborative process with stakeholders,<br />

Hunt said the district will ensure the plan not only meets practical<br />

requirements, but also aligns with community values and<br />

aspirations.<br />

See CW PLAN, page 2<br />

Roger L. Weaver<br />

Dustin J. Weaver<br />

Attorneys at Law<br />

www.weaver-law.com<br />

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

A royal time at HTHS<br />

Hamilton Township High School hosted a tea party to celebrate their drama department’s<br />

upcoming performance of the Broadway musical, “Anastasia.” Kids were<br />

encouraged to attend in their favorite princess and prince costumes and got to<br />

enjoy snacks, face painting, and a small performance from the cast.<br />

Olivia<br />

Taylor, a<br />

junior at<br />

Hamilton<br />

Township<br />

High<br />

School<br />

who portrays<br />

Anastasia,<br />

is pictured<br />

here<br />

with<br />

Hamilton<br />

Township<br />

resident<br />

Lorelai.<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


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PAGE 2 - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - <strong>February</strong> 25, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Obetz Easter Egg Hunt<br />

The city of Obetz will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on<br />

March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fortress Obetz, 2015<br />

Recreation Trail, Obetz.<br />

There will be 40,000 eggs!<br />

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

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YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY<br />

Before your dentist asks you to,<br />

“Open wide, please,” you will probably<br />

be asked a few questions<br />

about your general health. Why<br />

would your dentist be concerned<br />

about other parts of your body?<br />

Because your answers can have a<br />

direct bearing on your treatment.<br />

For example, certain kinds of<br />

heart conditions make people susceptible<br />

to an infection of the<br />

heart valves when the gums are<br />

manipulated, such as in a thorough<br />

dental cleaning or when a<br />

tooth is filled or extracted. Therefore,<br />

these people usually take an<br />

antibiotic before dental treatment.<br />

Dr. Kelly<br />

People who are allergic to penicillin<br />

can have a reaction when it is<br />

prescribed for tooth infections. Diabetics<br />

whose disease is poorly<br />

controlled can become ill after the<br />

stress of dental treatment.<br />

Your dentist will probably also<br />

ask if you are on any medications,<br />

so that he or she can avoid prescribing<br />

any medications that<br />

could cause harmful interactions.<br />

Prepared as a public service to<br />

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 />

Wagnalls Scholarships<br />

There have been changes by The Wagnalls<br />

Memorial Foundation regarding its scholarships for<br />

graduating high school seniors. The scholarships are<br />

offered from the endowment left by Mabel Wagnalls<br />

Jones and the changes will increase the value of the<br />

scholarship awards. Students must be residents of<br />

Bloom Township to apply.<br />

American Legion Post 677 in Lithopolis has also<br />

revised their agreement with The Wagnalls<br />

Foundation for administering scholarships. Starting<br />

this year, there will be three, $3,000 scholarships<br />

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

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

has a relationship with a member of American Legion<br />

Post 677.<br />

The application period is Feb. 1 to March 15. See<br />

OBETZ<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

The city partnered with the privately operated<br />

Obetz Historians to offer commemorative bricks,<br />

which can be purchased by residents as a lasting tribute<br />

within the park.<br />

These bricks and further details about them can be<br />

found on the Obetz Historians’ website at obetzhistorians.org.<br />

During the construction of Phase I, the city will<br />

have a name the park contest where residents can suggest<br />

and vote on a new name for the Lancaster Park<br />

complex.<br />

Obetz capital projects for <strong>2024</strong><br />

Here are 10 significant capital projects for Obetz in<br />

<strong>2024</strong>:<br />

•Lancaster Park Phase I (construction begins this<br />

spring). Estimated cost: $1.8 million. Includes<br />

upgrades to Lancaster Park including a pickleball<br />

complex, curb and sidewalk repair, and new park fencing.<br />

•Obetz Conference Center remodel. Estimated cost:<br />

$50,000. Completion of pre-COVID renovations at the<br />

OCC including conference room and gymnasium<br />

upgrades.<br />

•Security upgrades at administrative buildings.<br />

Estimated cost: $174,000. Installation of technical and<br />

physical security upgrades for administrative buildings<br />

and parking lots.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

the website for information and to download the applications<br />

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

Dr. Bender Scholarship<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council announced two<br />

$1,000 scholarships will be awarded in honor of the<br />

late Dr. John Bender, a former council member for 17<br />

years. Graduating seniors are encouraged to review<br />

eligibility requirements and submit applications<br />

online at www.canalwinchesterohio.gov. Applications<br />

will also be available in the guidance offices at <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> High School and Bloom-Carroll High<br />

School. Completed applications and materials are due<br />

by 4:30 p.m. on March 28. Recipients of the Dr. John<br />

Bender scholarship will be recognized at the April 15<br />

city council meeting.<br />

•Playground. Estimated cost: $300,000. Modern<br />

design, equipment, and construction for a playground<br />

in Memorial Park.<br />

•Lancaster Park Roller Rink. Estimated cost:<br />

$75,000. Updates to Ice Rink/Splash Pad to introduce<br />

the ability to roller skate in the spring and fall including<br />

potential new sports flooring.<br />

•Recreation Trail lighting. Estimated cost:<br />

$300,000. Replacement and electrical work for failing<br />

lighting along Recreation Trail.<br />

•Road resurfacing. Estimated cost: $500,000.<br />

Various paving and road improvements for <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

•Annex Building remodel. Estimated cost:<br />

$500,000. Repairing building damage and creating<br />

office space for city use.<br />

•Alum Creek widening (Start date not determined).<br />

Estimated cost: $4 million. Adding a third lane to<br />

Alum Creek in both directions. To be funded through<br />

Creekside <strong>South</strong> TIF Fund and bonds.<br />

•Golf course. Estimated cost: $3 million.<br />

Development of a well-lit, state-of-the-art golf facility.<br />

To be financed through bonds.<br />

Fiscal responsibility and the future<br />

“The meticulous allocation of funds to each of these<br />

projects underscores our dedication to fiscal responsibility,”<br />

said Obetz City Administrator Rod Davisson.<br />

“By leveraging specific funds aligned with each project’s<br />

goals, we ensure that our capital<br />

improvements are both impactful and sustainable.<br />

As we continue to build upon our<br />

achievements, we remain committed to<br />

transparency, community engagement, and<br />

the judicious use of city resources. Our CIP<br />

is more than a list of projects, it is a road<br />

map to a thriving future for Obetz.”<br />

CW PLAN<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

“This inclusive approach fosters a sense<br />

of ownership and pride among our students,<br />

staff, parents and community members<br />

in creating a shared vision for the<br />

future of <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Schools,” said<br />

Hunt. “In the coming months we will<br />

actively involve the community, providing<br />

different ways to share their thoughts and<br />

opinions.”<br />

To kick start the process, Hunt said the<br />

district is sending out a request for qualifications<br />

for facilities master planning and<br />

design services in hopes of beginning work<br />

by mid to late March.


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CW Schools to close for<br />

total eclipse on April 8<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

School calamity days often involved<br />

inclement weather, but <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Schools are closing their doors on April 8<br />

due to a rare total eclipse over Ohio.<br />

“After much discussion, it would be in<br />

our best interest to close school for the<br />

day,” <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Schools<br />

Superintendent Kiya Hunt told board of<br />

education members at their Feb. 12 meeting.<br />

“We made this decision for a few reasons,<br />

but first and foremost is the safety of<br />

our students. Our youngest students may<br />

be on the bus during the eclipse and we<br />

have no way to ensure they’re not looking<br />

up at the sun.”<br />

Hamilton Local Schools will also close<br />

on April 8 for students, but that district is<br />

holding a staff development day.<br />

According to the American<br />

Astronomical Society, looking directly at<br />

the sun without wearing the right eye protection<br />

is unsafe and can permanently<br />

damage the retina and even cause blindness.<br />

The only safe way to look directly at the<br />

sun during an eclipse is through specialpurpose<br />

solar filters, like those used in<br />

eclipse glasses marked with the ISO<br />

12312-2 standard.<br />

Solar eclipse totality will follow a 124-<br />

mile-wide band primarily across the northern<br />

half of Ohio. While the southern limit<br />

of totality in central Ohio is the northwest<br />

corner of Franklin County, a near total<br />

eclipse will be visible south starting 3:10<br />

p.m. and lasting approximately three to<br />

four minutes.<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Gala<br />

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation<br />

invites everyone to spend an elegant<br />

evening at The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E.<br />

Columbus St., Lithopolis, to celebrate this<br />

nearly 100-year-old beauty and historic<br />

landmark of the community on March 2<br />

from 7-10 p.m. The “Strings for Spring”<br />

gala, presented by the Options Medical<br />

Foundation, features the Bobby Floyd Trio<br />

(jazz), art, silent and live auctions, and<br />

includes appetizers and libations. Tickets<br />

are $100 per person of which a portion is<br />

tax deductible.<br />

Ticket proceeds benefit The Wagnalls<br />

Memorial Foundation and the proceeds<br />

from the auctions benefit the Wagnalls<br />

Memorial Preservation Fund. The<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Preservation Fund<br />

was established to perform restorations on<br />

this landmark on the National Historic<br />

Register.<br />

Visit wagnalls.org to purchase tickets<br />

online. For information contact Deb Silvia,<br />

executive director, at 614-837-4765 x132 or<br />

dsilvia@wagnalls.org.<br />

Columbus Metropolitan Library will<br />

distribute free eclipse glasses beginning<br />

March 18 at all 23 CML locations while<br />

supplies last and limited to four per family.<br />

Call ahead, 614-645-2275 to check availability.<br />

Throughout March and into early April,<br />

CML will also offer special eclipse-themed<br />

programs. This is the first time since 1806<br />

Ohio has been in the path of a total solar<br />

eclipse.<br />

Hunt said another reason for the off day<br />

is, “It also allows our family and staff the<br />

opportunity to participate in seeing the<br />

rare, full eclipse, a pretty amazing event.<br />

The other thing is traffic reports. We have<br />

heard traffic will be extra busy with many<br />

traveling all over to view the eclipse. Even<br />

though we’re not in the area of totality,<br />

during that time traffic will be heavy,<br />

which could cause our buses to be layer<br />

than expected with students on the bus.”<br />

According to the National Aeronautics<br />

and Space Administration, after the total<br />

solar eclipse on April 8, the next total solar<br />

eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous<br />

United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.<br />

NASA also reported, “We can’t normally<br />

see the corona — the sun’s outer atmosphere<br />

— because the sun’s surface below it<br />

is so much brighter. But during a total<br />

solar eclipse, the corona becomes visible,<br />

offering unique opportunities to study it.<br />

When a solar eclipse reaches totality, nocturnal<br />

wildlife sometimes wakes up, thinking<br />

that it’s nighttime, and non-nocturnal<br />

wildlife might think it’s time to head to<br />

sleep.”<br />

Using cyber skills<br />

Two <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> High School seniors<br />

of the Cisco Academy competed<br />

against 28 teams in the University of<br />

Cincinnati Bearcat Capture the Flag competition<br />

on Feb. 2-3. Cisco Academy seniors<br />

Nathan Hagan and James De La Torre<br />

participated in the 24-hour competition<br />

against 27 college teams and one other<br />

high school team and earned eighth place.<br />

In the competition they learned how to<br />

apply skills used in real ethical hacking<br />

scenarios in the cybersecurity space. This<br />

involved reverse engineering software<br />

applications, exploiting web applications<br />

through scripting, and looking through<br />

network traffic to determine secret messages<br />

and malicious activity.<br />

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 />

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Libraries celebrate<br />

Black History Month<br />

The Columbus Metropolitan Library<br />

will celebrate Black History Month with<br />

virtual and in-person programs in<br />

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

Customers of all ages can attend concerts<br />

and author talks and participate in<br />

activities, dancing and more.<br />

•<strong>South</strong>east Branch, 3980 S. Hamilton<br />

Road, Groveport: Melanin Stories with<br />

BabaaRitah on Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Come for<br />

an interactive story telling experience.<br />

Participate in bringing the history and traditions<br />

of Africans and African Americans<br />

to life with books, songs, and musical<br />

instruments. For ages 2 to 10.<br />

•<strong>South</strong> High Branch, 3540 S. High St.,<br />

Columbus: Singing, Dancing and<br />

Drumming with BabaaRitah in Feb. 28 at 5<br />

p.m. Celebrate African history, unity, and<br />

culture. Participate in song, dance and<br />

drumming from West Africa. Express yourself,<br />

share and have fun making music. For<br />

ages 7-11.<br />

Visit columbuslibrary.org for information.<br />

Hamilton Township<br />

to make sidewalk repairs<br />

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

Township trustees declared their intent to<br />

repair sidewalks along the following township<br />

roads: Astoria Avenue, Alburn Drive,<br />

Grenada Road, Kingland Drive, Kinsman<br />

Place, and Rathmell Road, and to assess<br />

the cost of the repair of those sidewalks to<br />

the abutting property owners.<br />

The trustees will hold a public hearing<br />

on the issue on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., at the<br />

Township Hall, 6400 Lockbourne Road.<br />

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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.<br />

The group is also in conversations with<br />

the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Joint Recreation<br />

District and Wagnalls Memorial to find<br />

ways to collaborate in the future. Email<br />

CWPACollective@gmail.com or call 614-<br />

282-3985 for information.<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 25, <strong>2024</strong> - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

Historic Lockbourne church feeds the community<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

During the Ohio and Erie <strong>Canal</strong> era of the 1800s, the<br />

number of saloons in the village of Lockbourne outnumbered<br />

the number of churches, but soon the trend reversed<br />

itself with some homes of worship still occupying their<br />

place in the community of today.<br />

At the intersection of Vause Street and Commerce<br />

Street sits a stately brick building with stained glass windows,<br />

once home to a small-town parish comprised mainly<br />

of people of German background that started around the<br />

same time as the canal system.<br />

It is the former home of St. Matthews Evangelical<br />

Lutheran Church.<br />

According to the Franklin County Auditor’s website,<br />

1920 data indicates a $5,000 building at the 99 Commerce<br />

St. location, with the current 7,708 square-foot structure<br />

built in 1948. At one time it was a two-point parish with<br />

First English Lutheran Church in Ashville. Around 1960,<br />

it became a stand-alone parish.<br />

“By the early 2000s, the membership started declining,”<br />

said church representative Gail Morgan. “The <strong>South</strong>ern<br />

Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 2014<br />

asked Bethel (Lutheran Church of Grove City) to partner<br />

with St. Matthews to help it continue as a viable parish. St.<br />

Matthews became the second campus of Bethel Lutheran.”<br />

In 2018, Bethel established a free store at St. Matthews<br />

that was open once month to the community at large.<br />

During the pandemic, Bethel started providing meals at<br />

St. Matthew on May 9, 2020, a practice that continues<br />

today, albeit on a monthly basis.<br />

Membership continued to decline, and worship services<br />

were eventually discontinued in Lockbourne. Covenant<br />

Believers Community Church began renting the space for<br />

worship. In 2022, Bethel decided to sell the building to<br />

Covenant Believers because of the high cost in maintaining<br />

the older building and a desire to sell it to another<br />

Christian church.<br />

“With no active worshipers and offering a free store<br />

once a week and a community dinner once a month, it did<br />

not seem like good stewardship,” said Morgan.<br />

However, St. Matthews continues to serve the community<br />

as the site of a monthly drive-through meal service.<br />

People nearby and from as far away as Orient line up the<br />

second Saturday of the month to pick up free sack lunches<br />

for themselves, family and neighbors from members of<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, where the meals are prepared.<br />

“In the beginning, we served around 45,” said Morgan.<br />

“After the pandemic, we continued the meal as carryout<br />

only. We are now serving an average of seventy meals each<br />

month in Lockbourne. We also give out a bag of groceries<br />

donated from members of Bethel and fresh produce from a<br />

partnership with Mid-Ohio Food Collective. We were serving<br />

a full meal at Lockbourne, but after the church was sold,<br />

while we were allowed to use the kitchen on that Saturday,<br />

we had to carry everything in and out that we were using.”<br />

Church members sign up to provide the ingredients for the<br />

meal and approximately five people assemble the sack lunches.<br />

Two people pick up produce from Mid-Ohio Food Collective.<br />

Volunteers help distribute the meals, hand out Save the<br />

Date cards for the next meal, and sign in people for produce.<br />

“On average, there are fifteen to twenty people involved<br />

in the monthly meal,” said Morgan.<br />

There are no requirements to receive a meal, bag of groceries<br />

and produce. In Lockbourne, the meal is on the second<br />

Saturday of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.<br />

At Bethel in Grove City, it is the third Saturday of the<br />

month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Distribution is first come,<br />

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

The former St. Matthews Church in Lockbourne serves<br />

as a host site for a monthly meal drive-through service<br />

provided by the Grove City Bethel Lutheran Church.<br />

first served.<br />

“We have come close to running out several times, but<br />

participants always get a bag of groceries or something,”<br />

said Morgan. “When we began our feeding ministries, our<br />

goal was not only to provide a good meal to those experiencing<br />

food insecurity, but also to provide an opportunity<br />

for fellowship of our participants. For our members, it is a<br />

way interact and to extend God's love to those in our community.”<br />

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“A traditional church with<br />

a contemporary message”<br />

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

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Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

In its nearly century of existence,<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis<br />

has compiled quite a collection of books<br />

and other archival material rich in information<br />

for those seeking<br />

knowledge.<br />

But the latest display<br />

at the library is<br />

for seekers of another<br />

kind - those who have<br />

lost their stuff.<br />

Called the<br />

“Wagnalls Lost and<br />

Found Collection,”<br />

library officials<br />

describe it as, “A compelling<br />

assortment of<br />

misplaced moments,<br />

forgotten fragments,<br />

and the quiet rediscovery of what was once<br />

lost and still is.”<br />

Located in a glass display case on the<br />

library’s main floor is a collection of odds<br />

and ends that people have forgotten and<br />

left behind at the library. Things such as<br />

toys, hats, shirts, hoodies, a scrunchie, a<br />

cat ears head band, a sippy cup, a make up<br />

case, binoculars, a phone charger cord, a<br />

monthly planner, and more.<br />

“We have a lot of stuff in our lost and<br />

found every year,” said Wagnalls Memorial<br />

Library Manager Sarah Mayzum. “We usually<br />

donate it all to Goodwill. But this year<br />

we thought we’d give people a chance to<br />

pick up their stuff, at least to till the end of<br />

<strong>February</strong>. Hopefully people will come claim<br />

their things so the items won’t be sad sitting<br />

here waiting for their owners.”<br />

Mayzum said many of the items are kid<br />

related.<br />

“Children are excited to be at the library<br />

and they get distracted and forget their<br />

things,” said Mayzum.<br />

But she said it is not just kids who forget<br />

things and lose them at the library,<br />

adults do, too. She said many people hold<br />

their weddings at Wagnalls and one time<br />

the librarians found a pair of pants someone<br />

left behind after they changed clothes<br />

for the ceremony.<br />

The lost and found display at Wagnalls<br />

is set up to look like a museum display case<br />

complete with information cards describing<br />

the items. The twist is that the information<br />

cards contain amusing titles for the<br />

lost items they are describing such as:<br />

• “Ducky Disappearance” for a rubber<br />

ducky;<br />

• “Find Yo’ Dino” for a stuffed toy<br />

dinosaur;<br />

• “Looking for Something” for a pair of<br />

binoculars;<br />

• “Off to a Bad Start” for a <strong>2024</strong> monthly<br />

planner;<br />

• “A Lost Connection” for a phone<br />

charger cord;<br />

• “The Emperor’s Lost Clothes” for a<br />

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

Have you lost something at Wagnalls<br />

Memorial Library? It may be in this display<br />

case at the library waiting for you to<br />

claim it.<br />

This rubber ducky is quacking up at the<br />

thought of being in a lost and found display<br />

case.<br />

collection of hats<br />

and shirts; and<br />

• “The Ultimate<br />

Seek and Find” for<br />

a toy Seek A Boo<br />

Memory Game.<br />

“Sometimes it<br />

takes awhile for<br />

people to realize<br />

something is missing,”<br />

said<br />

Mayzum.<br />

It’s a busy<br />

world and it is<br />

easy these days for<br />

anyone to forgetfully<br />

leave something<br />

behind. Well,<br />

these lost items are<br />

missing no more<br />

Is this your dino?<br />

and they eagerly await the return of their<br />

owners. For what once was lost, now is<br />

found.<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located at<br />

150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. Call (614)<br />

837-4765 or visit www.wagnalls.org.<br />

Rick Palsgrove is managing editor of the<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers.


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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<br />

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

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

occur 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 />

Irish music concert<br />

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

host an Irish music concert featuring Irish<br />

dancers on March 2 from 10:45 a.m. to<br />

12:30 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.<br />

Admission is free. The event features<br />

Irish-themed refreshments. Performers<br />

include dancers from Richens Timm Irish<br />

Dance and the enchanting music of Ladies<br />

of Longford. Spots are limited. This event<br />

is now at full capacity. Call 614-836-3333<br />

to be added to the waiting list.<br />

Recital Showcase<br />

The Otterbein University Department<br />

of Music will present its third annual<br />

Recital Showcase on March 17 at 3 p.m. at<br />

Hope United Methodist Church 83 E.<br />

Columbus St., <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>. The free<br />

event features a varied program of classical<br />

music including works for voice, cello,<br />

piano, and saxophone. For information call<br />

614-837-7548.<br />

New track at Hamilton<br />

The Hamilton Schools Board of<br />

Education approved contracting with<br />

Hellas Construction at a cost of $576,602,<br />

plus 10 percent contingency, for the<br />

replacement of the running track at<br />

Hamilton Township High School. The project<br />

will be funded from the district’s<br />

Permanent Improvement and Building<br />

Improvement Funds.<br />

CW Winter Farmers Mkt.<br />

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

Winter Farmers Market dates are March<br />

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

CW 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 />

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 />

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Betty C. Peer, 92, passed away <strong>February</strong> 7, <strong>2024</strong>. She was born in <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong>, OH on August 21, 1931.<br />

Betty lived a spectacular life, full of adventure and wonder. Following her father’s<br />

footsteps in the medical field, she became a registered nurse and was fortunate<br />

in the fact that she worked for the United States Embassy. Her career<br />

was full of opportunities that led her to Saudi Arabia, Africa, Egypt and Germany<br />

where she lived for a number of years. After retiring, Betty set a goal to step a<br />

foot on every piece of earth, doing so she traveled the world extensively. While<br />

traveling she met and endured lifelong friendships and touched numbers of<br />

lives along the way. She was known by many for her outgoing personality, zest<br />

and spunk for life. Even after retirement, she continued to care and love everyone.<br />

Betty was a nurturer and everyone in her presence knew they were loved.<br />

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City where she was<br />

also a member of the choir. God held a special place in her heart giving her<br />

family comfort knowing she is in heaven surrounded by family and friends.<br />

Betty retired in Florida, and she later came to Iowa to be closer to family the last<br />

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8 great nieces and nephews.<br />

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Walter Peer Sr. and Marceilla<br />

(Drumm) Peer; brother, Walter D. “Doc” Peer Jr., and sister-in-law, Juanita Peer.<br />

Memorial contributions may be directed to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport,<br />

4002 Ash St., De Soto, Iowa 50069 in loving memory of Betty and her love for<br />

her two cats; Zac & Zoe.<br />

No services are planned at this time.<br />

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com<br />

List your obituary with us online & in print.<br />

Call 614-272-5422 for more info.<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.<br />

The public is welcome to attend.<br />

CW Library Branch<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Branch of the<br />

Columbus Metropolitan Library, 115<br />

Franklin St., is located in the rear portion<br />

of the former school at 100 Washington St.<br />

For information visit www.columbuslibrary.org<br />

or call 614-645-2275.<br />

Barber Museum<br />

The National Barber Museum in <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> is located at 135 Franklin St.<br />

(behind the former CW High School building).<br />

The museum, housed in approximately<br />

5,000 square feet, showcases art, artifacts,<br />

and memorabilia from decades of the barbering<br />

profession.<br />

For information call(614) 837-8400.<br />

obituaries<br />

James M. Palsgrove<br />

James M. Palsgrove, 94, of<br />

Groveport, went home to heaven on<br />

Feb. 16, <strong>2024</strong>. He was preceded in<br />

death by his beloved wife of 68 years,<br />

Jeannette (Woods) Palsgrove; his parents<br />

Millard and Edna Palsgrove; and<br />

his brothers Robert and Ted Palsgrove.<br />

He is survived by his sisters Carol<br />

Shannon and Susie Jones; daughter,<br />

Sandra Seelenbinder (Greg); his sons<br />

James Jr. (Connie) and Richard<br />

Palsgrove; his granddaughters Kristen<br />

Conkey (Andy) and Kathleen (Jared)<br />

Van Hoose; and his great-granddaughters<br />

Charlotte and Addison Conkey.<br />

James grew up on a farm in Madison<br />

Township and graduated from<br />

Groveport Madison High School in<br />

1947. He was employed by Palsgrove<br />

Manufacturing and later for many<br />

years at Columbia Gas of Ohio. James<br />

was an avid golfer and after retirement<br />

could be found on the golf course five<br />

days a week and was still playing as of<br />

April 2023. He was a long time member<br />

of Asbury United Methodist Church<br />

<strong>South</strong> and a long time resident of<br />

Groveport, Ohio. He will be greatly<br />

missed by his family and friends.<br />

Friends may call at Asbury United<br />

Methodist Church <strong>South</strong> on Feb. 24 at<br />

10 a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m.<br />

Interment follows at Franklin Hills<br />

Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers,<br />

donations may be made to Asbury<br />

United Methodist Church <strong>South</strong>, 4760<br />

<strong>Winchester</strong> Pike, <strong>Canal</strong> Columbus, OH<br />

43232. To leave online condolences,<br />

visit www.orwoodyard.com.<br />

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Eastland-Fairfield BPA state qualifiers<br />

Students from Eastland Career Center will compete at the <strong>2024</strong><br />

Business Professionals of America Ohio State Leadership<br />

Conference. Students earned first-place honors in their respective<br />

events during the regional competition held in January.<br />

Local student highlights include: Truth Brooks (<strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong>), Ethan Carmichael (<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>), Jacob Caron<br />

(Hamilton Township), and Dayanara Channakhon (Groveport<br />

Madison) comprised the first place Computer Animation 440 team,<br />

which will represent ECC at States. The members of the winning<br />

Administrative Support Team include Groveport Madison juniors<br />

Reagan Hodge and Mackenzie Tyrrell from the Medical Office program.<br />

Matthew Kuhn, a junior from Teays Valley studying<br />

Programming & Software Development, will round out the team<br />

that is heading to States.<br />

Students who advance to the state competition will meet on<br />

March 7 at the Hyatt Regency to vie for tops in Ohio as well as the<br />

opportunity to compete at the BPA National Leadership<br />

Conference. The awards ceremony will be held at the Greater<br />

Columbus Convention Center the following day.<br />

Students advancing to BPA States<br />

Slimane Ait Raiss (Groveport Madison); Truth Brooks<br />

(<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>); Ethan Carmichael (<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>); Jacob<br />

Caron (Hamilton Township); Dayanara Channakhon (Groveport<br />

Madison); Ella Dean (Groveport Madison); Arlette Feliz<br />

(<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>); Reagan Hodge (Groveport Madison); Sean<br />

Kalb (Hamilton Township); Brooklyn Moses (Groveport Madison);<br />

Mackenzie Tyrrell (Groveport Madison); Sydnie White (Groveport<br />

Madison).<br />

Bangladesh Art Exhibit<br />

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) opened Art of<br />

Bangladesh, curated by Dina Zaman, in GCAC’s Loann Crane<br />

Gallery on Feb. 2 and will be on view through April 30.<br />

Art of Bangladesh is a group exhibition of nine artists curated<br />

by artist Dina Zaman. Artists in the exhibition include: Zakia<br />

Sultana, Sabhat Abedin, Razia Suroor, Mosharrat Shams, Sylvia<br />

Pandit, Tania Nur Siddique, Mahbuba Yeasmin, Manha Shams,<br />

and Dina Zaman.<br />

Loann Crane Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to<br />

4 p.m. and Thursday-Friday by appointment. The gallery is also a<br />

meeting space and subject to availability for drop-in visits; visitors<br />

who are planning a visit are encouraged to contact GCAC at<br />

gallery@gcac.org to ensure availability.<br />

The featured artwork will be available virtually on the gallery<br />

website at gcacgallery.org. The Loann Crane Gallery is located in<br />

GCAC’s office building at 182 E. Long St. Exhibitions in the<br />

gallery are focused on showcasing work by artists from historically<br />

marginalized communities.<br />

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial<br />

support from the city of Columbus, Franklin County<br />

Commissioners, the Ohio Arts Council and The Ohio State<br />

University.<br />

Scioto <strong>South</strong>land Civic Association Meeting<br />

presents City of Columbus Department of Building<br />

and Zoning services to discuss proposed<br />

<strong>South</strong> High St. corridor re-zoning<br />

Monday, March 4th, 6:00pm at<br />

Heritage Free Will Baptist Church<br />

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Delivery of giant equipment through area delayed<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

Managing Editor<br />

The movement of huge and heavy equipment<br />

along Groveport area roads headed<br />

for Licking County has been delayed.<br />

According to Groveport Police Chief<br />

Casey Adams, the first of potentially 18 to<br />

20 shipments - possibly over a 36 week<br />

period in two week intervals - of the giant<br />

equipment had been expected to crawl<br />

through Groveport on Feb. 10. But, Adams<br />

said the delivery was delayed by logistical<br />

issues elsewhere.<br />

“The first shipment may come through<br />

Groveport in late <strong>February</strong> or early<br />

March,” said Adams, who added that, as of<br />

mid-<strong>February</strong>, the state had not yet issued<br />

permits for the transport. “The actual days<br />

of the shipment are still to be determined.”<br />

However, according to Ohio Department<br />

of Transportation Press Secretary Matt<br />

Bruning, there is no set schedule yet for<br />

when each load will move or at what intervals.<br />

“What I can tell you about the route is<br />

that our permits folks do a great deal of<br />

analysis to ensure the infrastructure can<br />

handle the loads and that the loads will fit<br />

vertically and horizontally,” said Bruning.<br />

Special trucks, ranging from 200 to 250<br />

feet long, will transport the mammoth<br />

equipment weighing several tons and towering<br />

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

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800-213-9083<br />

8000 Factory Shops Blvd.<br />

Jeffersonville, OH 43128<br />

Rickenbacker Airport area to the new, $20<br />

billion Intel semiconductor chip factory<br />

complex in Licking County. The equipment<br />

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

chips at the new Intel facility.<br />

The massive things will pass through<br />

Groveport several times this year.<br />

Bruning said these dimensions appear<br />

accurate for the largest loads, but not all<br />

loads will be this large.<br />

“Permits issued will range from 120,000<br />

pounds gross weight (load and equipment)<br />

up to 925,000 pounds gross weight,” said<br />

Bruning, who added that not all of these<br />

loads are related to Intel.<br />

The shipments will be accompanied by<br />

six Ohio Highway Patrol and 13 Columbus<br />

Police cruisers, according to Adams.<br />

“We are awaiting weekly updates from<br />

the Ohio Department of Transportation<br />

and state officials indicated they will give<br />

us a week’s notice of the coming of the<br />

equipment,” said Adams. “It’s all tentative.<br />

We have nothing in black and white yet.<br />

It’s like nailing Jello to a wall. There are<br />

more unknowns than knowns.”<br />

Adams said he asked for communication<br />

among all the governments and transport<br />

partners involved because of the impact the<br />

delivery of the giant equipment will have<br />

on Groveport area residents, businesses,<br />

and schools regarding road closures, traffic,<br />

and logistics.<br />

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“Our plan is to give as much advance<br />

notice as possible to key stakeholders and<br />

the general public,” said Bruning. “We<br />

want people to be able to plan around these<br />

loads coming through to help minimize disruption<br />

as much as possible.”<br />

Adams said the humongous equipment<br />

cannot be transported on interstate freeways<br />

because it will not fit under overpasses,<br />

so local roads must be used. The equipment<br />

will be trucked from Manchester,<br />

Ohio, on the Ohio River and through<br />

Central Ohio to Licking County. He said it<br />

could take 10 to 12 days for the equipment<br />

to travel to the Rickenbacker area after its<br />

arrival in Ohio.<br />

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

stated at Groveport City Council’s Feb. 12<br />

meeting that the first shipment was recently<br />

unloaded at Manchester.<br />

“But we still don’t know when the shipments<br />

will be passing through Groveport,”<br />

said King.<br />

Bruning said details about the actual<br />

delivery route are not confirmed and are<br />

being finalized.<br />

However, Adams speculated the trucks<br />

might haul the giant equipment north on<br />

State Route 317 using the south bound<br />

lanes so they can avoid the traffic light<br />

framework. Utility lines would have to be<br />

moved and some trees trimmed in places<br />

along the journey so the gigantic equipment<br />

can pass by. Adams said the trucks<br />

could park for the night on Old Bixby Road<br />

before heading out again the next day east<br />

on Bixby Road to U.S. Route 33. The load<br />

would travel east bound on U.S. Route 33<br />

in the west bound lanes to Gender Road.<br />

Adams said it is uncertain how long it<br />

will take the shipments to proceed from<br />

Rickenbacker to Bixby Road.<br />

“I’ve been told it could take an hour to<br />

an hour and a half, but I’ll believe it when<br />

I see it,” said Adams.<br />

Adams said it is possible there will be<br />

Hamilton <strong>2024</strong> graduation<br />

to be at World Harvest<br />

After multiple surveys completed by<br />

Hamilton Township High School’s senior<br />

class, this school year’s graduation commencement<br />

ceremony for the Class of <strong>2024</strong><br />

will be held at World Harvest Church<br />

located at 4595 Gender Road in <strong>Canal</strong><br />

<strong>Winchester</strong>.<br />

The graduation ceremony will be held<br />

May 21 at 7 p.m.<br />

Four the past four years commencement<br />

was held at Fortress Obetz.<br />

According to Hamilton Local Schools<br />

officials, one of the primary reasons for the<br />

change is to eliminate the stress and uncertainty<br />

caused by weather-related reschedules.<br />

By moving the event indoors the ceremony<br />

can be held rain or shine. Holding<br />

the commencement at World Harvest<br />

Church provides time for families to plan,<br />

make necessary arrangements, and ensure<br />

that no one misses this significant event in<br />

additional smaller shipments after the initial<br />

large ones and that he was informed<br />

those would proceed north on State Route<br />

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

Groveport city officials are concerned<br />

about traffic and utility disruption caused<br />

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

to the road beds due to the crushing<br />

weight of the equipment being hauled.<br />

“The weight scares me,” said Groveport<br />

City Councilman Shawn Cleary. “We’re not<br />

paying for torn up roads.”<br />

King said a video of the road conditions<br />

will be made before the shipments pass<br />

through and there will be a maintenance<br />

clause and bond as part of the process.<br />

Adams noted the Madison Township<br />

Fire Department has to make arrangements<br />

for mutual aid in case its emergency<br />

vehicles are blocked by the shipments. He<br />

added that the haulers will have to deal<br />

with getting around the Rickenbacker Air<br />

Show traffic and the Pelotonia bicycle tour<br />

on shipments later this year. He said there<br />

are concerns about how the big trucks with<br />

their heavy cargo could negotiate the<br />

roundabout at State Route 317 and Rohr<br />

Road.<br />

City of Groveport officials have requested<br />

portable message boards be situated on<br />

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

days prior to the movement that will indicate<br />

“Expect traffic delays - Next ‘X’ days —<br />

heavy equipment movement — Expect<br />

Detours,” or some similar language.<br />

City officials also require a permit be<br />

filed for any tree trimming of tree limbs<br />

that overhang in the right of way that is<br />

under the jurisdiction of the city of<br />

Groveport.<br />

According to city officials, no hauls can<br />

occur until the Franklin County Engineer<br />

issues a special/heavy haul permit on<br />

behalf of the city of Groveport and until all<br />

conditions are met.<br />

the lives of our graduates.<br />

Hamilton Local Schools held graduation<br />

ceremonies at World Harvest prior to the<br />

COVID-19 pandemic for five years.<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 />

<strong>South</strong> High Library<br />

The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s<br />

<strong>South</strong> High Branch is located at 3540 S.<br />

High St., Columbus. Visit www.columbuslibrary.org<br />

or call 614-645-2275.


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The Obetz Council meets the second<br />

and fourth Mondays of each month at 6<br />

p.m. in the Council Chambers at 4175<br />

Alum Creek Drive, Obetz, to review and<br />

pass legislation and hear concerns from<br />

the residents. If the meeting date occurs<br />

on a holiday, the regular meeting is held<br />

on the next Tuesday following the holiday.<br />

Call (614) 491-1080.<br />

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

are held on the first and third<br />

Monday of every month. Meetings begin at<br />

7 p.m. 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<br />

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

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

the month focuses on finance/economic<br />

development items and the second monthly<br />

work session focuses on service/safety<br />

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Ponderosa Steak House<br />

3875 S. High St.<br />

Turkey Hill - 3900 S. High St.<br />

Speedway Gas Station<br />

3860 S. High St.<br />

Columbus Library - 3600 S. High St.<br />

CVS Pharmacy<br />

High St. & Williams Rd.<br />

Walgreen’s - High St. & Williams Rd.<br />

Kroger - S. High St.<br />

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet - S. High St.<br />

<strong>South</strong> High Carry-out<br />

3250 S. High St.<br />

Circle K Gas Station - Alum Creek Dr.<br />

Kelly’s Market - 3453 Parsons Ave.<br />

K & M Market<br />

4305 Andy Groom Blvd.<br />

Stoney’s Market<br />

3517 Lockbourne Rd.<br />

Sheetz Gas Station<br />

Alum Creek Dr.<br />

Lockbourne Post Office<br />

1 Mechanic St.<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 />

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.<br />

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Kroger -<strong>Winchester</strong> Square<br />

The Wigwam Restaurant<br />

4 <strong>South</strong> High St.<br />

Marie Scramblers<br />

6402 <strong>Winchester</strong> Blvd.<br />

Shade on the <strong>Canal</strong> - 19 <strong>South</strong> High St.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Library<br />

115 Franklin St.<br />

CW City Hall and Community Center<br />

45 E. Waterloo St.<br />

Harvest Moon - 7 N. High St.<br />

Rex Barber Shop - 1 W. Waterloo St.<br />

Sunoco Gas Station - 501 W. Waterloo St.<br />

Panera - 685 W. Waterloo St.<br />

Save & Smoke - 6211 <strong>Winchester</strong> Blvd.<br />

Firestone - 38 W. Waterloo St.<br />

Kroger - 3588 Gender Rd.<br />

Speedway - 6399 Refugee Rd.<br />

Heavenly Treats<br />

100 <strong>Winchester</strong>-Cemetery Rd.<br />

Hampton Inn - 700 Waterloo St.<br />

Fantasy Cup Cake - 3 S. High St.<br />

Waffle House - 5755 Gender Rd.<br />

YMCA - 6767 Refugee Rd.<br />

Sheetz Gas Station<br />

Shell Gas Station<br />

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Honoring Black History<br />

As we celebrate Black History Month, let us not only reflect<br />

on the past but also commit ourselves to building<br />

a brighter future. As your State Senator, I am honored<br />

to stand in solidarity with you during Black History<br />

Month, a time dedicated to commemorating the resilience,<br />

achievements, and cultural richness of the<br />

Black community. This month serves as a poignant reminder<br />

of the struggles and triumphs that have shaped<br />

our nation. From the courageous leaders of the Civil<br />

Rights Movement to the trailblazing innovators who<br />

have revolutionized every facet of society, Black Americans<br />

have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness.<br />

Their unwavering determination in the face<br />

of adversity and their relentless pursuit of justice continue<br />

to inspire us all.<br />

However, Black History Month is not merely a time for<br />

reflection; it is a call to action. At the community level,<br />

there are countless ways to honor Black History Month<br />

and contribute to its celebration. Here are a few suggestions:<br />

Support Black-Owned Businesses.<br />

Patronize Black-owned businesses in your community<br />

and amplify their voices through social media and<br />

word-of-mouth recommendations. By investing in the<br />

economic success of Black entrepreneurs, we can promote<br />

economic empowerment and foster a more equitable<br />

society.<br />

Attend public hearings and meetings where issues<br />

affecting black communities are discussed.<br />

These hearings provide an opportunity for community<br />

members to voice their concerns, share their experiences,<br />

and advocate for change directly to lawmakers<br />

and policymakers. By showing up and speaking out,<br />

you can ensure all voices and perspectives are heard<br />

and considered in the decision-making process.<br />

Engage directly with your elected officials.<br />

Writing letters, making phone calls, and scheduling<br />

meetings with local government officials and state legislators<br />

are all powerful tools for advocacy. Building relationships<br />

with your elected officials and holding us<br />

accountable can help drive positive change from the<br />

ground up.<br />

Get involved with local organizations and advocacy<br />

groups actively working to address issues facing<br />

black communities.<br />

These groups often have deep connections and relationships<br />

with state government officials and can provide<br />

valuable insights and support for your advocacy<br />

efforts. By collaborating with problem solvers who are<br />

dedicated to advancing black communities, you can<br />

amplify your impact and contribute to meaningful<br />

change in your community and beyond.<br />

Together, let us strive to create a society where every<br />

individual is valued, respected, and empowered to live<br />

up to their fullest God-given potential. By honoring the<br />

legacy of Black Americans, we can forge a more just and<br />

unified future for generations to come.<br />

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Characters bring some life to romantic comedy<br />

Ever since Netflix announced that more<br />

romantic comedies would be coming to its<br />

platform back in 2018, the streaming company<br />

has churned out more than a dozen<br />

original movies and acquired roughly the<br />

same amount from traditional movie studios<br />

who were unwilling to take a risk by<br />

giving their romantic comedy the theatrical<br />

treatment.<br />

For the most part, the romantic comedies<br />

on the stream have made little impact<br />

on the general public or the subscriber<br />

base. The few that have managed to<br />

become instant favorites — “Always Be My<br />

Maybe,” “The Kissing Booth,” “To All the<br />

Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and “Set It Up” —<br />

have accomplished that feat due to the<br />

charm of its stars, without which a romantic<br />

comedy has little hope of success.<br />

“Players,” the latest original feature in<br />

this genre to be released on the streaming<br />

platform, leans heavily on the charisma of<br />

its primary cast, led by Gina Rodriguez and<br />

Damon Wayans Jr. With their megawatt<br />

smiles, puppy dog eyes, and sunny presence,<br />

the duo manages to take this somewhat<br />

middling movie that feels as if it<br />

belongs in the bin of the early 2000s and<br />

transforms it into something watchable, if<br />

not downright almost enjoyable. While I do<br />

not believe it will be considered an instant<br />

classic like the aforementioned films, it<br />

does have some appeal because of the two<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

leads who look as if<br />

they are having a great<br />

time with the material<br />

and each other.<br />

In the film that was<br />

released on Valentine’s<br />

Day, Rodriguez plays<br />

Mack, a local sports<br />

reporter who has<br />

spent the last decade<br />

with a serious affliction<br />

— a strong aversion<br />

to committed<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

relationships. To celebrate her stance on<br />

the single life, she regularly gathers at<br />

sports dives with her small group of guy<br />

friends — Adam (Wayans Jr.); Brannagan<br />

(Augustus Prew); and Little (Joel<br />

Courtney) — and comes up with elaborate<br />

schemes to get strangers into the sack and<br />

out of the apartment a few hours later.<br />

On the surface, it appears that all is<br />

going well for Mack but sad music cues as<br />

she looks at lovey-dovey couples and the<br />

wistful glances she shares with Adam hints<br />

to the audience that things are not always<br />

what they seem.<br />

While at the office of the unrealistic<br />

newspaper one morning, she meets Nick<br />

Russel (Tom Ellis), an acclaimed war correspondent<br />

who is in town to pick up some<br />

awards and do research for an upcoming<br />

book. Taken by his beauty, his accent, and<br />

his reputation as a “serious journalist,” she<br />

immediately wants to run a scheme to get<br />

him interested enough in her so they can<br />

share a night together. Naturally, when<br />

she is at his swanky downtown apartment<br />

that is adorned with pictures of his parents,<br />

honorifics, and dishes that match, she<br />

is instantly smitten and wants more than<br />

just one night together.<br />

“I want a drawer to put stuff in at his<br />

place,” she tells her friends who are utterly<br />

perplexed and a bit repulsed by her desire<br />

for a genuine relationship. But because<br />

they love her and want her to be happy,<br />

they help her come up with a scheme called<br />

“The Moneyball” to snag the man of her<br />

dreams. This involves a bit of light stalking<br />

to collect data on his likes and dislikes; his<br />

morning, afternoon, and evening routine;<br />

and the kind of women he is attracted to.<br />

Once all the information has been gathered,<br />

it is analyzed via pie charts and<br />

graphs and dissected in a way that will<br />

offer Mack the best odds to make Nick see<br />

that she could be the woman of his dreams<br />

too.<br />

Although the scheme may come across<br />

as a 10 on the creep scale, it is set up by<br />

screenwriter Whit Anderson and director<br />

Trish Sie like a zippy heist film. It’s a sharp<br />

and winking at the audience stylistic choice<br />

and it infuses the story with a bit of<br />

intrigue as the film works its way through<br />

to the most reliable trope of the romantic<br />

comedy: That the real Mr. Right was in<br />

front of our clueless heroine all along.<br />

Although there are some miscues in the<br />

movie — the dialogue is a real issue as it<br />

often comes across as a bit flat and outdated<br />

at times — “Players” has a watchable<br />

quality to it, due in large part to the affable<br />

nature of the characters and how they are<br />

portrayed by the equally affable leads and<br />

secondary characters. You get the sense<br />

that the actors are having fun with their<br />

roles and with the challenge of making<br />

their characters not come across as sleazy<br />

as they could have been. I imagine the cast<br />

spent a few weeks of pre-filming together<br />

bonding over how to make their characters<br />

likeable and endearing to the audience,<br />

coming up with the “loveable rogue” angles<br />

that have worked in all genres of films<br />

throughout time. Overall, their preparation<br />

was a success and their on-screen fake<br />

friendship and off-screen chemistry worked<br />

to make this a romantic comedy that is batting<br />

just above average.<br />

Grade: B-<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

Give these pets a home!<br />

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

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Trixx is a 1-year-old<br />

boxer/shepherd mix.<br />

She enjoys playing<br />

with dogs her size<br />

and larger. She is an<br />

active girl who would<br />

love a home with an<br />

active family. Trixx is<br />

spayed, microchipped,<br />

vaccinated,<br />

housebroken, and<br />

crate trained. If you<br />

would like to meet her, fill out an adoption<br />

application through Colony Cats and Dogs.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Donald is a handsome<br />

11-year-old<br />

who never met a<br />

can of food he did<br />

not like. He may be<br />

a little shy when in a<br />

new home, but he is<br />

quite social at the<br />

adoption center.<br />

Donald is up to date<br />

on vaccinations<br />

and eager to find<br />

his forever home. He is currently residing in<br />

the Colony Cats Boutique, so if you would<br />

like to meet him, ask a volunteer at the<br />

adoption center to introduce you.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Princess appreciates<br />

the finer things<br />

in life, like a comfortable<br />

bed and a delicious<br />

treat. She is<br />

about 9 months old<br />

and eager to find<br />

someone who will<br />

treat her like royalty.<br />

Princess would be a<br />

good companion for<br />

someone that likes<br />

to stick to a routine and is willing to fulfill all<br />

of her whims. She is moderately active and<br />

okay with other cats. Adopt her from Friends<br />

for Life Animal Haven.<br />

FYI: fflah.org<br />

Luna is a sweetie-pie<br />

who has a personality<br />

that shines as bright<br />

as the moon. Luna is<br />

a 6-year-old mellow<br />

gal that likes to take<br />

things slow. She<br />

enjoys strolls through<br />

the neighborhood,<br />

tasty treats, and extra<br />

scratches. Luna is<br />

very smart and obedient.<br />

She even<br />

knows how to sit and shake. Stop by the<br />

county shelter and meet Luna.<br />

FYI: franklincountydogs.com


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Recycle Right<br />

The Solid Waste Authority of Central<br />

Ohio (SWACO) recently announced that it<br />

has reintroduced its successful Recycle<br />

Right, Make a Difference awareness and<br />

education initiative with a goal to help<br />

Franklin County residents recycle more<br />

household items instead of throwing them<br />

away.<br />

While central Ohio’s rate of recycling<br />

continues to exceed the national average,<br />

each year more than 700,000 tons of materials<br />

that could otherwise be recycled continues<br />

to arrive at the landfill.<br />

With the fastest growing population in<br />

the state of Ohio, the need to educate<br />

Franklin County residents remains a top<br />

priority, SWACO officials said. Today’s<br />

average household only captures about 40<br />

percent of the recyclables they could, leaving<br />

a lot of opportunity to recycle more.<br />

“Central Ohioans care deeply about<br />

their ability to recycle and thankfully, in<br />

recent years, the list of materials accepted<br />

for recycling has grown to include items<br />

such as plastic tubs and cups but not every<br />

household may be aware that more items<br />

can be recycled,” said SWACO’s Executive<br />

Director Joe Lombardi. “Recycle Right is an<br />

initiative to help provide awareness and<br />

education to our community about all the<br />

items in your home that can be recycled.”<br />

A 2022 public opinion poll released by<br />

SWACO documented an increase in the<br />

number of households who self-reported<br />

their recycling habits as “below average.”<br />

SWACO officials suspect that the reduction<br />

in the number of average or better recyclers<br />

in central Ohio may be an outcome of<br />

recent national dialogue about diminished<br />

recycling programs across the United<br />

States and contributing to a belief among<br />

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The Parental Notification by Social<br />

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AmeriGlide today! 1-844-<br />

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HERNIA REPAIR?<br />

Did you receive the Mesh<br />

Patch between 2018 and<br />

the present? Was the<br />

patch removed due to<br />

complications,you may be<br />

entitled to compensation.<br />

Attorney Charles Johnson<br />

1-800-535-5727. Email:<br />

bdehkes@charlesjohnsonlaw.com<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

614-272-5422<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 />

<strong>February</strong> 25, <strong>2024</strong> - SOUTH & CANAL WINCHESTER MESSENGER - PAGE 15<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 />

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 />

www.gallioncustom<br />

concrete.com<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 />

1/7 S/gp<br />

3/4 A<br />

10/1 W/SW<br />

7/30 A&M<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 />

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 />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

10/15<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

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

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

RETIRED - 42 Yrs Exp.<br />

HOME REPAIRS<br />

SIDING * GUTTERS<br />

FENCES * DECKS<br />

MISC. REPAIRS<br />

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

10/1 A<br />

1/7 A<br />

INFORMATION<br />

CAN YOU PICTURE YOUR AD?<br />

For Display Advertising Rates<br />

in the Service Directory, Call<br />

THE COLUMBUS MESSENGER<br />

272-5422<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

BATH REMODELS<br />

Expert Craftsmanship<br />

20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

614-633-9695<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

Spring is Coming!<br />

Mulch • Edging<br />

Spring Clean-up<br />

Sealcoating Estimates<br />

614-649-1200<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 />

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LAWN CARE<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

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

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

PAINTING<br />

BESTQUALITY<br />

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

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

BURT PAINTING &<br />

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

Free Estimates<br />

614-539-3412<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 />

Classified Services<br />

3/17 A&M<br />

INFORMATION<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 />

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 />

Arbaugh<br />

Tree Service<br />

Deadwood Thinning<br />

& Shaping of Trees<br />

Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding<br />

Bucket Truck Service<br />

614-837-1316<br />

Free Estimates<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 />

1/7 A<br />

3/17A


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