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

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

<strong>April</strong> 7 - 20, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 12<br />

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

safety series<br />

New high schools<br />

could be on horizon<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

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

The interactive series where individuals<br />

learn how to safely camp in the great<br />

outdoors is back at Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> Metro<br />

Park. The six-week program hosted by<br />

outdoor specialists with the Columbus<br />

and Franklin County Metro Parks<br />

kicked-off last week with an educational<br />

session on the proper shelter, sleep<br />

systems, and backpacks needed to<br />

safely camp outdoors. In addition to<br />

advising the participants about these<br />

important steps when camping, outdoor<br />

adventure specialists Megan Harris also<br />

helped guide the novice campers on<br />

how to pitch a tent. Shown here celebrating<br />

after successfully pitching their<br />

tents at the metro park in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> are<br />

(from left to right) Curtis U-Aniekan,<br />

Yahir Trinidad Moreno, Asa Wilson-<br />

Perry, Christopher Trinidad Moreno, and<br />

Louis Scherer. The friends from<br />

Columbus were there representing the<br />

local Cub Scout Pack 603 and learning<br />

new skills to take with them as they prepare<br />

for the overnight backpacking trip<br />

next month. Upcoming programs in the<br />

backpacking series include learning<br />

about water sources, fuel and fire, food<br />

and cooking, clothing and footwear, and<br />

preparation, safety, and outdoor ethics.<br />

They are held twice a week on Monday<br />

evenings and Saturday afternoons. If<br />

individuals would like to take part in the<br />

overnight backpacking adventure at the<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park in May,<br />

one must attend one of the programs<br />

listed above. For more information on<br />

the dates and times of the programs in<br />

the backpacking series at Scioto <strong>Grove</strong><br />

Metro Park, visit the Columbus and<br />

Franklin County Metro Parks website at<br />

metroparks.net.<br />

Megan Harris, an outdoor adventure specialist with the Columbus and Franklin<br />

County Metro Parks, helps assemble a tent.<br />

A recent visioning session is bringing<br />

into focus a potential timeline to replace<br />

two of the oldest high school buildings in<br />

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

The board of education and other district<br />

leaders held their annual visioning<br />

session last month where they discussed<br />

the possibility of a third segment in the<br />

Ohio Facilities Construction Commission<br />

to construct two replacement high schools<br />

for <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Westland.<br />

According to district officials, the earliest<br />

voters could see a new bond issue on<br />

the ballot would be 2026. They said they<br />

would like to place another no new millage<br />

bond issue on the ballot but cannot commit<br />

to that yet due to a variety of factors such<br />

as interest rates, the cost of materials and<br />

labor and new tax base information.<br />

If voters were to approve the estimated<br />

$200 million replacement high school project,<br />

the potential design process would<br />

begin in 2027. The potential construction<br />

phase would begin in 2028. If all else goes<br />

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

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council has repealed a moratorium on<br />

medical marijuana.<br />

In 2016, a state law was passed which allows those<br />

with a physician-approved medical condition to obtain<br />

and use medical marijuana. The following year, <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> leaders approved legislation to prohibit the cultivation,<br />

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

within the city.<br />

At a meeting last month, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> councilman<br />

Randy Holt, who introduced the legislation to repeal<br />

the moratorium, said it is inconsistent to allow the processing<br />

and sale of recreational marijuana, but prohibit<br />

it for medical use.<br />

“This prohibition is antiquated and an example of<br />

government overreach,” said Holt.<br />

Earlier this year, the city’s administration suggested<br />

placing a moratorium on the cultivation, processing,<br />

and retail sales of recreational marijuana after Ohio<br />

voters approved Issue 2 in November of 2023 to legalize<br />

it.<br />

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

was introduced to buy time and understand<br />

the rules.<br />

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

recreational marijuana is technically legal, however no<br />

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

place by the state on how to issue the license.<br />

“It appears legislators are planning to make substantive<br />

changes to the law,” said Smith. “If anything,<br />

I think it’s become more unclear. This (legislation)<br />

would in essence just put it on hold until we knew<br />

what the state was going to do.”<br />

Most council members disagreed and voted against<br />

the moratorium.<br />

“The dispensing landscape is changing,” said Holt.<br />

The councilman said he believes new dispensaries<br />

will be able to sell both medical and recreational marijuana<br />

and business owners will be looking for places<br />

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Council repeals ban on medical marijuana<br />

to set up shop. He said the state lawmakers will eventually<br />

figure out how to issue a sales license and <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> should not put up an appearance that it is not<br />

welcoming to new dispensaries.<br />

“For <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to be considered, we just can’t have<br />

these prohibitions in place,” he said.<br />

Holt said the city could benefit from additional jobs<br />

and tax revenue.<br />

Council president Christine Houk was the only vote<br />

against the repeal of the moratorium on medical marijuana.<br />

“If our urgency here in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> is tied to getting<br />

our piece of the tax revenue pie, I want to point out the<br />

possible flaw in making that leap for what appears<br />

today to be low-hanging fruit in terms of new revenue,”<br />

said Houk.<br />

She said Issue 2 was passed with the understanding<br />

that municipalities would be able to make their own<br />

decisions.<br />

“Is this the right fit for this community,” asked<br />

Houk. “Every choice we make today is shaping the<br />

economy of our city.”<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident Sheri Dunagan said more public<br />

input is needed.<br />

“This isn’t as simple as approving a coffee shop or<br />

an adult entertainment business,” she said. “Residents<br />

have questions and if council cannot get answers,<br />

maybe the decision should not yet be made.”<br />

Dunagan suggested forming a committee to answer<br />

questions like where a dispensary could operate or how<br />

much revenue this could bring to the city.<br />

Councilman Ted Berry said it does not make sense<br />

for the city to prohibit the processing or retail sale of<br />

medical marijuana when there is no prohibition in<br />

place for recreational pot.<br />

“We approved the recreational because the voters<br />

said so,” said Berry.<br />

Stage called the repeal premature and confusing.<br />

“Tonight, this does nothing but confuse the public,”<br />

he said.<br />

according to schedule, a new <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School<br />

and Westland High School would open in 2031.<br />

The current high school buildings located on the<br />

southwest side and the westside, respectively, were<br />

built in 1970. While the sites have had a number of<br />

renovations throughout the decades, there have been<br />

no major improvements made to the buildings since<br />

2000.<br />

Both <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Westland high schools have<br />

approximately 1,840 students enrolled. District officials<br />

say they do not expect those numbers to rise substantially.<br />

“Enrollment is projected to remain the same at each<br />

site,” said Evan Debo, the district’s executive director<br />

of communications. “While the district occasionally<br />

receives community inquiries regarding space at both<br />

high schools as it pertains to new development in the<br />

area, each site’s annual enrollment has remained<br />

nearly the same in recent years.”<br />

Neither of the high schools are currently at capacity<br />

but officials say the sites do need to be modified to<br />

meet current technological needs and the potential<br />

future growth of the region.<br />

“While an 1,800-1,900 student enrollment at each<br />

building is below each facility’s capacity, we are mindful<br />

of the infrastructure needs to support students in<br />

<strong>2024</strong> and beyond with this prospective endeavor,” said<br />

Debo. “From technology and safety upgrades to modern<br />

classroom amenities, a lot has changed since the<br />

buildings first opened their doors in 1970.”<br />

There were no items up for action in relation to the<br />

potential third segment in the OFCC project at the<br />

visioning session. The last action the board approved<br />

pertaining to the potential third segment of the OFCC<br />

project took place in June of 2022. During that regular<br />

board meeting, the members passed a resolution<br />

expressing the district’s intention to apply to the<br />

OFCC for funding to help pay for a portion of the cost.<br />

Voters last approved a no new millage bond issue in<br />

2018 to pay for the district’s share of a $193 million<br />

build project at the middle school level. That project<br />

saw the replacement of the district’s four oldest middle<br />

school buildings and renovations to Jackson Middle<br />

School and at East Franklin Elementary School.<br />

Six years prior to the passage of that bond issue,<br />

voters approved an OFCC project to build 13 new elementary<br />

schools, a new Franklin Heights High School,<br />

and renovations to Buckeye Woods and Darby Woods<br />

elementary school buildings. The cost for that project<br />

was $260 million.


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PAGE 4 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 7, <strong>2024</strong><br />

My<br />

Legislative<br />

Aide<br />

The Legislature currently is on recess and will return<br />

just after Easter. I have asked my Legislative Aide,<br />

Teddy Smith, to introduce himself in this issue’s column<br />

and let us know what his responsibilities are.<br />

I am Teddy Smaith, the Legislative Aide for Representative<br />

Dave Dobos. Although I now work for the<br />

State of Ohio, I was born in downtown Chicago, Illinois<br />

in 2001. I spent the first 18 years of my life in<br />

the city and suburbs of Chicago, before deciding to<br />

attend The Ohio State University, where I earned a<br />

bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus<br />

on American Politics. While at OSU, I fell in love with<br />

the city of Columbus and knew I wanted to spend<br />

the beginning of my post-grad career here. So, I applied<br />

to be a Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of<br />

Representatives. After interviewing with a few Representatives,<br />

I was offered the position by Representative<br />

Dobos and accepted without a second<br />

thought.<br />

I’ve now been working for Rep. Dobos and the<br />

House since October 2023, and the position has<br />

provided me with great experience in my field. My<br />

responsibilities focus on helping the Representative<br />

serve his constituents as best he can. Many are clerical<br />

duties, such as following up on constituent requests,<br />

setting up and preparing him for meetings,<br />

communicating event invitations, and keeping track<br />

of his schedule. I also assist him with the legislative<br />

process. For example, when working on a new<br />

piece of legislation, I am typically the main point of<br />

contact for any organizations or constituents who<br />

may be advising the Representative on the bill. I<br />

also keep track of any changes the bill may need before<br />

it can be sent to the Clerk’s office and placed in<br />

a committee. In addition to legislative duties, Representative<br />

Dobos’ position as Vice Chair of the<br />

House Transportation Committee means I hold the<br />

title of Vice Clerk. As Vice Clerk, I am responsible for<br />

taking the minutes at every Transportation Committee<br />

meeting, keeping a record of every bill and testimony<br />

that passes through the committee, and<br />

helping the Clerk (the legislative aide of the committee<br />

chair) with any committee-related issues that<br />

may arise. Being the Legislative Aide for Rep. Dobos<br />

has been a rewarding challenge for me, and I could<br />

not have asked for a more fulfilling opportunity so<br />

quickly after graduating. If you ever have any questions,<br />

insights, or concerns as a constituent of Rep.<br />

Dobos, please don’t hesitate to e-mail the Representative<br />

or me at rep10@ohiohouse.gov.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

with you.)<br />

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community events<br />

Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> cleanup<br />

Clear Creeks and Byways will host an<br />

Earth Day cleanup at Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> Metro<br />

Park in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. The event will take<br />

place at noon on <strong>April</strong> 21. Volunteers can<br />

meet in the Hickory Picnic area and will<br />

pick up litter along the REI Trail. For<br />

additional information, visit clearcreeksandbyways.com.<br />

Columbus Street<br />

public meetings<br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> will host public<br />

meetings regarding the Columbus Street<br />

lane closure for new storm and sanitary<br />

sewer lines. The meetings will take place<br />

at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. <strong>April</strong> 9 at <strong>City</strong> Hall,<br />

4035 Broadway. Columbus Street will<br />

receive storm and sanitary line upgrades<br />

between Dudley Avenue and Hoover Road.<br />

Work includes upgrading storm and sanitary<br />

sewer lines which is estimated to<br />

begin in August or September and will last<br />

approximately 18 months. The meeting is<br />

open to everyone. Those who would like<br />

more information but are unable to attend<br />

may call the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Department of<br />

Public Service at 614-277-1100.<br />

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

Celebrate Earth Day with family and<br />

friends at the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> EcoFest. The<br />

event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 20 in the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Town Center.<br />

Patrons can enjoy interactive family activities,<br />

learn about pollinators and how to<br />

preserve the environment, and visit with<br />

exhibitors to learn about environmental<br />

awareness. For more information, visit<br />

grovecityohio.gov or call 614-277-3058.<br />

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

Beautiful Cleanup Day<br />

Join members of the Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Beautiful Committee and Adopt-A-Street<br />

and Park families to clean up the community.<br />

The event will take place from 8 a.m.<br />

to noon on <strong>April</strong> 20 at various locations in<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Volunteers can choose an area<br />

to clean or have an event coordinator<br />

choose one for you. Equipment pickup will<br />

be at the Gantz Farmhouse, Gantz Park,<br />

2255 Home Road. Equipment provided<br />

includes trash bags and gloves; litter grabbers<br />

and safety vests to be returned at the<br />

end of the event. For additional information<br />

or to register a team, visit grovecityohio.gov<br />

or contact Linda Rosine at 614-<br />

277-3058.<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host a<br />

blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. <strong>April</strong><br />

13 at The Naz Church, 4750 Hoover Road<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. To schedule an appointment,<br />

call 1-800-448-3543 or visit<br />

www.redcrossblood.org.


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news and notes<br />

Operation Medicine Drop<br />

Dispose of expired and unwanted medications<br />

at the anonymous and free<br />

Operation Medicine Drop from 10 a.m. to 2<br />

p.m., Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 27 at the Jackson<br />

Township Fire Station, 3650 Hoover Road.<br />

Prescription and over the counter and<br />

pet medications in pill, powder or patch<br />

form will be accepted. Place all medications<br />

in a clear, sealed bag. Needles,<br />

lancets, syringes, inhalers, aerosols, liquids,<br />

creams and pastes will not be accepted.<br />

This event is sponsored by the city of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, United States Drug<br />

Enforcement Administration, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Division of Police, Jackson Township Fire<br />

Department, Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Beautiful<br />

and Giant Eagle. For additional information,<br />

visit grovecityohio.gov or call 614-<br />

277-3058.<br />

Concert at St. John’s<br />

St. John’s Lutheran Church will host<br />

various ensembles from The Ohio State<br />

University School of Music in a concert.<br />

The event begins at 4 p.m. on <strong>April</strong> 7 in the<br />

church’s sanctuary, 3220 Columbus St. in<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. The public is invited. The<br />

church is requesting a $5 donation to help<br />

defray expenses. The concert is part of a<br />

year-long celebration at St. John’s 175th<br />

anniversary.<br />

Recycling event at<br />

Westland Area Library<br />

To celebrate Earth Day, the Westland<br />

Area Library will host a battery recycling<br />

event from 2 to 4 p.m. <strong>April</strong> 21 at 4740<br />

West Broad St. Participants can drop off<br />

any type of battery except vehicle batteries.<br />

This includes disposable and rechargeable<br />

batteries, cellphone batteries, and<br />

packs from power tools. The Recycling Guy<br />

will also be on hand to take items not<br />

accepted by Rumpke Recycling. For more<br />

information, call 614-878-1301.<br />

Camp Invention<br />

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized<br />

nonprofit summer enrichment camp<br />

program, is coming to Richard Avenue<br />

Elementary School the week of June 10.<br />

Camp Invention challenges children in<br />

grades K-6 to tap into their natural curiosity<br />

and use their creativity to solve problems.<br />

Through hands-on activities, Camp<br />

Invention promotes STEM (science, technology,<br />

engineering and mathematics)<br />

learning; builds confidence, leadership,<br />

perseverance and resourcefulness; and<br />

encourages entrepreneurship – all in a<br />

fun and engaging environment.<br />

All local Camp Invention programs are<br />

facilitated and taught by qualified educators<br />

who reside and teach in the community.<br />

For more information or to register,<br />

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Addressing Ohio's Housing Crisis:<br />

A Call to Action from State Senator<br />

Michele Reynolds<br />

As a State Senator representing the people of Ohio, I am<br />

deeply concerned about the housing crisis that is<br />

impacting our state. From urban centers to rural<br />

communities,Ohioans are struggling to find affordable<br />

and stable housing options. This crisis affects not only<br />

individuals and families, but also the overall economic<br />

health of our state. It is time for us to come together and<br />

take action to address this pressing issue.<br />

One of the primary challenges facing Ohio is the lack of<br />

affordable housing options for our residents. Many<br />

hardworking Ohioans are spending a disproportionate<br />

amount of their income on housing, leaving little room<br />

for other essential expenses. This financial strain not<br />

only affects individual households but also undermines<br />

our state's ability to thrive economically.<br />

To tackle the issue of affordable housing availability, we<br />

must first recognize the importance of collaboration<br />

among stakeholders. Public-private partnerships are<br />

the key to solving this crisis. By working together, we<br />

can leverage our collective resources and expertise to<br />

make meaningful progress.<br />

The public sector plays a crucial role in addressing the<br />

affordable housing shortage by implementing policies<br />

that support the development of affordable housing<br />

units. This may include zoning changes to allow for<br />

increased density and the construction of affordable<br />

housing, incentives for developers to invest in affordable<br />

housing projects, and partnerships with nonprofit<br />

organizations to create housing opportunities for<br />

low-income residents.<br />

The private sector also has a crucial role to play in addressing<br />

the affordable housing shortage, particularly<br />

by investing in workforce housing solutions. Investing<br />

in workforce housing solutions can take various forms,<br />

including providing financial support for affordable<br />

housing initiatives aimed specifically at workers in key<br />

industries. By recognizing the importance of stable<br />

housing for their employees, businesses can not only<br />

attract and retain talent but also contribute to the overall<br />

well-being of the communities in which they<br />

operate.<br />

As Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Housing, I<br />

am committed to advocating for policies that promote<br />

access to safe, affordable housing for all Ohio residents.<br />

This includes increasing funding for affordable housing<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The South-Western <strong>City</strong> School Board of Education has<br />

hired a consulting agency to guide the search for a new<br />

superintendent.<br />

At a special meeting held on March 25, the board selected<br />

K-12 Business Consulting Inc., to find candidates that<br />

could lead the sixth largest school district in the state.<br />

The board determined the cost of the search should not<br />

exceed $75,000.<br />

District officials say one of the reasons why the New<br />

Albany-based consulting agency was chosen out of the five<br />

companies interviewed was because of their “extensive and<br />

detailed” search process. Another component that played<br />

into the selection was the “high level” of community<br />

involvement in the process.<br />

Lead consultant Debbie Campbell said the inclusion of<br />

the community is what drives their agency’s search for a<br />

superintendent and makes it so successful.<br />

“This is a process that really values your community,<br />

values your stakeholders, and it is very transparent,” she<br />

said. “It allows everyone to feel valued and heard.”<br />

Campbell and associate Frank Forsthoefel were in<br />

attendance at another special meeting held on <strong>April</strong> 1.<br />

They presented the community with a snapshot of the sixstep<br />

process for finding a superintendent and also offered<br />

a timeline to announce a new leader for the district.<br />

The first step involves a thorough engagement process<br />

with school and community stakeholders, said Campbell.<br />

From <strong>April</strong> 15 — 18, the K-12 Business Consulting associates<br />

will hold a variety of focus group meetings, some<br />

during school hours, some after. The focus groups include,<br />

but are not limited to, administrators, the board of education,<br />

bus drivers, educators, elected officials, office staff,<br />

parents, and high school students.<br />

They will be asked to give their opinions on the<br />

strengths of the district, the challenges the district faces,<br />

and the desirable characteristics of a school superintendent.<br />

Those who are unable to attend any public meetings<br />

held during this process can take an online survey or questionnaire<br />

on the district’s website. They will be presented<br />

with the same questions as those who participate in the<br />

focus groups.<br />

After the meetings are held, the consulting firm<br />

will analyze the data and create a superintendent<br />

search profile based on those answers from the<br />

school and community stakeholders. That profile<br />

will then be presented to the board of education at<br />

its regular meeting on <strong>April</strong> 22. The consulting<br />

agency will then begin to actively recruit and vet<br />

potential candidates.<br />

The next step in the process is for the board<br />

members to meet select candidates and hold interviews.<br />

The candidates who are being strongly considered<br />

for the position will spend all day at the district<br />

where they will talk to staff, students, elected<br />

officials and the community.<br />

Campbell said there would be “meet and greets”<br />

with the candidates for the community. There are<br />

likely to be several opportunities for the public to<br />

participate in the open forums. Evan Debo, the district’s<br />

executive director of communications, said<br />

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Superintendent search underway in South-Western<br />

these public meetings (as well as some of the focus group<br />

events that are made public in <strong>April</strong>) will be held in <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> and Prairie Township.<br />

After those steps have been taken, Campbell said the<br />

board will select the candidate they feel would be “the best<br />

fit” for the district. The board and the consulting agency<br />

would like to see a new superintendent named on June 8.<br />

The district says there will be up-to-date information on<br />

the superintendent search — including the dates, times,<br />

and locations of public events and meetings — available on<br />

their website, www.swcsd.us.<br />

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Spring is a season of rejuvenation, and<br />

that spirit of renewal can take hold inside<br />

a home.<br />

Warm weather and longer hours of daylight<br />

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• Wallpaper: Wallpaper fell out of favor<br />

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American Air is locally owned and operated,<br />

with their owners having hands-on experience in<br />

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American Air is licensed, bonded, and<br />

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giving homeowners or their guests the<br />

impression that they have stepped back in<br />

time. A simple, mural-style floral wallpaper<br />

on the walls surrounding a table in a<br />

breakfast nook can bring nature inside.<br />

• Pastel colors: Nothing embodies the<br />

spring quite like pastel colors. If colorful,<br />

bright flowers dot the garden in the backyard,<br />

homeowners can bring those uplifting<br />

pastels inside by painting an accent wall or<br />

even adding some brightly colored accent<br />

furniture to rooms that could use a lift.<br />

• Declutter: Clutter is often conquered<br />

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• Accent features: Sometimes the smallest<br />

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like vases and table lamps with newer<br />

items that reflect the latest styles and<br />

trends. Such adjustments won’t break the<br />

bank, and they can give rooms a whole new<br />

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A dog’s day at the park<br />

Dozens of humans and their canine companions descended upon Breck Community<br />

Park on March 29 to enjoy a bit of fun in the sun at the four dog play areas of the<br />

recreational attraction located in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Throughout the warm and pleasant day,<br />

canines of all breeds and sizes took to the grounds to burn off excessive energy,<br />

make new friends, and enjoy the rare temperate conditions of the early spring.<br />

Among the canines who were successful in getting their humans to take them to the<br />

popular dog park was Macaroni, a 5-year-old German Shepherd. Although he is an<br />

otherwise social animal, he preferred to spend the afternoon playing his favorite<br />

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Two-year-old cocker spaniel Daisy loves<br />

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this little bundle of energy burn off the<br />

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New “Ghostbusters” film, same old material<br />

There is a high probability that movie<br />

theaters across the country will host<br />

screenings of the original “Ghostbusters”<br />

this summer to commemorate its 40th<br />

anniversary. There is a 100 percent chance<br />

that it will be able to entertain you more<br />

than any of the newest installments in the<br />

supernatural franchise.<br />

Three years ago, writer and director<br />

Jason Reitman teamed up with fellow<br />

movie scribe Gil Kenan to revive the iconic<br />

comedy-horror series with “Ghostbusters:<br />

Afterlife.” Designed to take place within<br />

the same universe — I believe this is now<br />

referred to as a legacy sequel, or a ‘legacyquel,’<br />

— the duo stripped away all of the<br />

silly spirit that made the original<br />

“Ghostbusters” so beloved, turning it into a<br />

cynical and grim slog that relied too heavily<br />

on nostalgia and the superior talent of<br />

the creative team behind the 1984 film.<br />

Unfortunately, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”<br />

made approximately $205 million at the<br />

box office — which is not that great for an<br />

iconic franchise but considering it was<br />

released during the pandemic it was considered<br />

a big success — and the studio executives<br />

were happy enough with the profit<br />

margins that they decided to give Reitman<br />

and Kenan additional funds to move forward<br />

with more legacy sequels. This is why<br />

we now have “Ghostbusters: Frozen<br />

Empire.”<br />

Although that last sentence might come<br />

across as snarky, I should make it clear<br />

that I did not hate this movie. In fact, I<br />

think it is vastly superior to “Ghostbusters:<br />

Afterlife.” I genuinely appreciated that it<br />

Still time to find<br />

those bunnies in<br />

the Town Center<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Bunny Hunt in Town Center began March<br />

22 but there is still time to participate.<br />

The bunnies will be hidden outside throughout the city’s Town<br />

Center through <strong>April</strong> 14.<br />

Hunt participants can print a Bunny Hunt entry sheet (PDF)<br />

from the city’s website, pick one up at <strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035 Broadway,<br />

or Visit <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 3995 Broadway. Then hunters will be set to<br />

find 14 bunnies, recording each bunny location on the form.<br />

Participants must submit the completed Bunny Hunt sheet at<br />

one of the following locations for a prize, by Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 14.<br />

• <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Library, 3959 Broadway, Monday-Thursday, 9<br />

a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;<br />

Sunday, 1-5 p.m.<br />

• <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Welcome Center and Museum, 3378 Park St.,<br />

Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.noon<br />

• Kingston Center, Parks & Recreation, 3226 Kingston Ave.,<br />

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.<br />

For additional information, visit grovecityohio.gov.<br />

was assembled with a modicum of professional<br />

competence — you can actually hear<br />

the dialogue this time! — and the overall<br />

vibe is less grim, much sillier, and more<br />

engaging than its predecessor. However,<br />

Reitman and Kenan (who took over at the<br />

director’s helm for this movie) still rely too<br />

heavily on the nostalgia factor and the<br />

superior talent of the creative team behind<br />

the original. At times, it felt like you were<br />

watching the 1984 version but with new<br />

images superimposed over the reel.<br />

When the somewhat decent film begins,<br />

we find out that the family of the late<br />

Ghostbuster Egon Spengler (the late<br />

Harold Ramis, fortunately not making<br />

another spectral appearance) have made<br />

the wise decision to leave Oklahoma and<br />

relocate to New York <strong>City</strong>. Although money<br />

has been tight for years — sinking funds<br />

into the literal death trap of the former<br />

rural farmstead turned out not to be a wise<br />

investment — mom Callie (Carrie Coon),<br />

son Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), daughter<br />

Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and former science<br />

teacher turned mom’s beau Gary<br />

(Paul Rudd) find themselves living in one<br />

of the most famed places in Manhattan, a<br />

three-story firehouse located at 14 N.<br />

Moore Street.<br />

Because the building is now owned by<br />

Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), a former<br />

Ghostbuster who conveniently became<br />

exceedingly wealthy between the 1980<br />

films and the 2020 films, the Spengler family<br />

(plus Gary) get a sweet deal on the rent:<br />

they stay there nearly rent free, having<br />

only to spend money ridding the walls of<br />

old and new slime, and in turn they are<br />

tasked with watching over the ghost containment<br />

unit located in the basement of<br />

the former Ghostbusters Headquarters. He<br />

fails to mention at first that it is nearly<br />

stuffed, ready to burst at the seams with<br />

any new spirit sucked into the machine.<br />

Since the family (plus Gary) is not quite<br />

aware of this problem yet, they continue to<br />

chase after wayward spirits through the<br />

densely packed city, causing millions of<br />

dollars’ worth of property damage and<br />

catching the ire of former EPA inspector<br />

turned NYC Mayor Walter Peck (William<br />

Atherton, reprising his role from the original).<br />

Unlike some previous Ghostbusters,<br />

namely the sardonic Peter Venkman<br />

(played by Bill Murray, also reprising his<br />

role in a limited capacity), Callie actually<br />

cares what he says, especially when he not<br />

so subtly states she is a bad mother for<br />

allowing her 15-year-old daughter to chase<br />

after spirits.<br />

His dig at her parenting skills is actually<br />

what prompts the action of the remainder<br />

of the film; an overprotective Callie<br />

pulls her daughter from Ghostbusting<br />

duty, a dejected Phoebe strikes up a friendship<br />

with a lonely ghost (Emily Alyn Lind),<br />

and then she accidentally unleashes an<br />

ancient god-like monster who has the ability<br />

to control ghosts and freeze the world. I<br />

guess at its heart, “Ghostbusters: Frozen<br />

Empire” is a cautionary tale of what happens<br />

when parents put limits on their children.<br />

As it so happens, the lead-up to the<br />

Crowns and coloring<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

unleashing of this<br />

god-like monster is<br />

the strongest aspect<br />

of the entire movie.<br />

It starts off cheekily<br />

when the artifact is<br />

brought to the<br />

attention of budding<br />

YouTube star Dr. Ray Stanz (the great Dan<br />

Aykroyd, reprising his character from the<br />

original series) by a loafer (Kumail<br />

Nanjiani) who just wants to hock his late<br />

grandmother’s treasures. Then it descends<br />

into ‘why are teenagers the way they are?’<br />

with Phoebe doing angsty things, and then<br />

it becomes nearly thrilling when the godlike<br />

monster is unleashed onto the world.<br />

With its towering dark body, enormous<br />

horns, and fingers as skinny and sharp as<br />

icicles, Garraka is a formidable foe for the<br />

Ghostbusters new and old. If the creative<br />

team had been able to flesh out more time<br />

with this god-like monster this movie could<br />

have been pretty good, but alas, they went<br />

the way of the old wrap-it-up standby and<br />

ultimately could not fulfill the possibility of<br />

its promise.<br />

Grade: C-<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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

Making crowns and coloring princesses was part of the fun as community members got a have a Saturday<br />

morning brunch with the cast of “Cinderella” at Westland High School. The event, which was held on March<br />

23, gave youngsters a chance to meet cast members and get a sneak preview of the Cinderella performance.


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ARTMENT?<br />

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Senior & Military<br />

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READER<br />

ADVISORY<br />

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we belong to has<br />

purchased the following<br />

classifieds. Determining<br />

the value of their service<br />

or product is advised by<br />

this publication. In order<br />

to avoid misunderstandings,<br />

some advertisers do<br />

not offer “employment”<br />

but rather supply the<br />

readers with manuals, directories<br />

and other materials<br />

designed to help<br />

their clients establish mail<br />

order selling and other<br />

businesses at home. Under<br />

NO circumstance<br />

should you send any<br />

money in advance or give<br />

the client your checking,<br />

license ID or credit card<br />

numbers. Also beware of<br />

ads that claim to guarantee<br />

loans regardless of<br />

credit and note that if a<br />

credit repair company<br />

does business only over<br />

the phone it’s illegal to request<br />

any money before<br />

delivering its service. All<br />

funds are based in US<br />

dollars. Toll Free numbers<br />

may or may not<br />

reach Canada. Please<br />

check with the Better<br />

Business Bureau 614-<br />

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney<br />

General’s Consumer<br />

Protection Section<br />

614-466-4986 for more<br />

information on the company<br />

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HILLTOP SENIOR<br />

VILLAGE APARTMENTS<br />

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE<br />

Rents Ranging from $882-$1116<br />

1 BR - $1058 & 2 BR - $1339<br />

To qualify applicants must make<br />

double the rent rate monthly.<br />

Also accepting housing vouchers.<br />

Call or Visit Us Today! 1.614.276-3017<br />

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email: 0805@nationalchurchresidences.org<br />

Affordable living for seniors ages 55+ & up<br />

Mon. thru Fri. 9 am - 5 pm<br />

Active Independent Senior Living<br />

Community<br />

Spacious floor plans • Controlled access<br />

24 Hr. Emergency Maintenance • Dishwasher<br />

Emergency call system • Library<br />

Meal program affiliate • Private party room<br />

• Elevator • On-Site Laundry • Air Conditioning<br />

WEDGEWOOD<br />

VILLAGE<br />

SPECIAL 2 BR $500 MONTHLY<br />

1, 2 and 3 BR Apts.<br />

Rent Based on Income.<br />

Call 614-272-2800 or visit us<br />

at 777 Wedgewood Dr.<br />

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ASSOCIATION ADS<br />

Safe Step. North<br />

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xClassified Services<br />

Mobile Homes<br />

xInformation<br />

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

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

Information<br />

ASSOCIATION ADS<br />

NEED IRS RELIEF<br />

$10K-$125K+ Get Fresh<br />

Start or Forgiveness.<br />

Call 1-877-705-1472<br />

Monday through Friday<br />

7am-5pm PST<br />

DISH TV $64.99 for 190<br />

Channels + $14.95 high<br />

speed internet. FREE installation,<br />

Smart HD DVR<br />

included. Free Voice Remote.<br />

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CHILD CARE<br />

OFFERED<br />

Depend. Quality Child care<br />

in loving hm. Exp. Mom, n-<br />

smkr, hot meals, sncks,<br />

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.<br />

rates. Laurie at 853-2472<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

Experienced HVAC Installer.<br />

Minimum 10 yrs. exp. <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Company. Must be able<br />

to install residential<br />

equipment with very little<br />

supervision. Starting pay<br />

based on exp. Full/Part time.<br />

Please Call 614-875-1227<br />

Kings Kids Daycare<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> is hiring Fun,<br />

Loving Teachers for PT &<br />

FT shifts. Please email<br />

sarragc@outlook.com or<br />

call 614-539-0349<br />

DATED SALES<br />

GARAGE/MOVING SALE<br />

<strong>April</strong> 12, 13 & 14, 9a-4p<br />

3051 Westwick Rd.,<br />

Columbus<br />

Household items, tools<br />

and many other items.<br />

HELP PETS WANTED<br />

German Shepherd Mixed<br />

Pups, look like<br />

Shepherds. 4 Mo. old.<br />

$150 each. 740-281-9437<br />

AKC Shih Tzu Puppies<br />

Born Dec. 6, $1200 each<br />

2 Males, Ready 3/6.<br />

614-822-1004<br />

WANT TO BUY<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<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 />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

MISCELLANEOUS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Glass Desk Top Mats<br />

10 17”x22”- $15.00 each<br />

1 - 37.5” x 24” - $15.00<br />

all 1/4” thick<br />

614-272-5422<br />

AUTO PARTS<br />

Nissan 2019 Pathfinder<br />

running boards, mountings<br />

& brackets. New 2022 -<br />

$789.00. Only on car<br />

August -September 2022.<br />

Brand new condition. Now<br />

$389.00 or best offer.<br />

614-272-5422<br />

pfd1d@aol.com<br />

RENTALS<br />

1965 Vaughn St. Apt. for<br />

Rent. 1 BR. $600/mo<br />

740-400-4077<br />

CONCRETE<br />

CONCRETE<br />

CHRIS RUH<br />

CEMENT CONTRACTOR<br />

Celebrating 54 Years of Service<br />

in Central Ohio!<br />

Patios • Sidewalks • Driveways<br />

614-297-7320<br />

Licensed • Bonded • Insured<br />

Serving Central Ohio Since 1970<br />

Angi A+ Rating BBB A+ Rating<br />

BLACKTOP<br />

AGM OHIO<br />

SEALCOATING<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Cell 614-512-1699<br />

CLEANING<br />

HOUSECLEANING<br />

Homes, Offices, Apts.<br />

20 Years Experience<br />

Call Judy 614-746-0273<br />

CONCRETE<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 />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

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

Driveways & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

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

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

CHRIS<br />

RUH<br />

Cement Contractor<br />

Celebrating 54 years of<br />

Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since 1970<br />

The Owner Works Here<br />

Walks, Steps, Driveways<br />

Member of BBB<br />

All Types of Concrete<br />

614-297-7320<br />

10/1 W/SW<br />

5/26 A/M<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 />

www.hastingsnsons.com<br />

Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Contact<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus@gmail.com<br />

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

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

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

DRYWALL<br />

DRYW<br />

YWALL &<br />

PLASTER<br />

3/15<br />

A&M<br />

REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

614-551-6963<br />

Residential/Commercial<br />

BIA<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

3/4 A<br />

HEATING & COOLING<br />

HVAC & A/C<br />

Fast Service - Licensed<br />

614-653-3285<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

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

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

SOWERS LAW N CARE<br />

Mowing-mulching-trimming<br />

Spring cleanup-614-397-0566<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 />

4/14<br />

SW/W<br />

CandC<br />

Handyman Services LLC<br />

614-378-7469<br />

Int./Ext. Remodels,<br />

Water Heaters,<br />

Plumbing, Fence,<br />

Sidewalks, Decks,<br />

Int./Ext. Paintng<br />

& Electrical Work<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 />

Int./Ext. Painting<br />

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

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

4/28 A<br />

4/28 A<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 />

Interior & Exterior<br />

Painting<br />

Laminate Floors<br />

Windows•Doors•More<br />

Plumbing Services<br />

614-599-7299<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

BATH REMODELS<br />

Expert Craftsmanship<br />

20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

614-653-3285<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

Spring is Coming!<br />

Mulch • Edging<br />

Spring Clean-up<br />

Sealcoating Estimates<br />

614-649-1200<br />

MASONRY<br />

R&L<br />

MASONRY<br />

&CONCRETE<br />

* Stone * Brick * Block<br />

Concrete Sealing<br />

Masonry Repairs<br />

Powerwashing<br />

614-917-8227<br />

MOWER<br />

REPAIR<br />

TREMONT<br />

MOWER REPAIR<br />

3/31<br />

We service<br />

W/GC<br />

Electric & Gas Powered<br />

Lawn Equipment<br />

&Snowblowers<br />

614-357-6204<br />

PLUMBING<br />

3/17 A<br />

3/17 A&M<br />

3/31 A<br />

1/7 A<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 />

614-653-3285<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 />

MRS. POWERWASH<br />

Any house wash $149+tax<br />

Single deck $69+tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99+tax<br />

Best Wash in Town<br />

Over 45,000 washes<br />

Ashley 614-771-3892<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 />

RETIRED<br />

ROOFER<br />

BBB “A+” Rating<br />

All Types of Roof Repairs<br />

• New Roof Installation<br />

• Flashing<br />

• Chimneys Rebuilt<br />

• Flat Roof Specialist<br />

• Roof Replacement<br />

avail. upon request<br />

All Work Guaranteed<br />

614-352-7057<br />

retired-roofer.com<br />

Free Estimates<br />

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $49.95 all<br />

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

TREE SERVICES<br />

Warren Brewer Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

1/7<br />

A&M<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

4/14 A&M<br />

4/14 W/SW


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