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<strong>April</strong> 21 - May 4, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 13<br />

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Planter Party<br />

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

The team at Visit <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> invited children and adults alike to<br />

“go down the rabbit hole” of adventure and fun as they hosted<br />

their third annual Mad Hatter Planter Party on <strong>April</strong> 13. For three<br />

hours, guests of all ages painted their own flower pots,<br />

received advice on seedling survival skills from Ryan and<br />

Marsha Mathews of Gidget’s Garden and Event Center, learned<br />

the fine art of proper tea etiquette and were able to meet some<br />

of the famous characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s<br />

book. Shown here having a grand time at the tea party<br />

are (from left to right) Eowyn Barber, Amanda Davis, Teresa<br />

Breckenridge and Tiffany Kirkbride. They were dressed as Alice<br />

Liddell, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit,<br />

respectively.<br />

Property program<br />

pushed in the city<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

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

has tasked the city’s administration to<br />

reduce and eliminate property maintenance<br />

violations with voluntary compliance.<br />

To complete this undertaking, the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Building Division has laid out<br />

its <strong>2024</strong> property maintenance inspection<br />

program that aims to protect the health<br />

and safety of the city’s residents and visitors,<br />

and the livability of the community,<br />

by assuring compliance with city codes.<br />

The property maintenance initiatives<br />

include a public educational awareness<br />

See PROPERTY page 2<br />

Inside<br />

Ryan Mathews (above) with Gidget’s Garden and Event Center<br />

gives a few tips on how to care for flowers this spring and summer.<br />

At right, Marsha Mathews (left) with Gidget’s Garden and Event<br />

Center helps Adeline and Cheryl Lacasse place seedlings in a<br />

pot.<br />

Pets of the Week ................. 10<br />

The Reel Deal ..................... 11<br />

School News<br />

South-Western navigates an increase<br />

in EL student population Page 5<br />

Purple Star School<br />

Central Crossing receives Purple<br />

Star School designation Page 6


PAGE 2 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 21, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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 />

programs, advocating for regulatory reforms that<br />

support housing development, and championing<br />

initiatives that address the root causes of the housing<br />

crisis.<br />

But I cannot do this alone. I urge all Ohioans to join me<br />

in this important effort. Contact your local elected<br />

officials, engage with community organizations, and<br />

support businesses that prioritize workforce housing.<br />

The housing crisis in Ohio is not insurmountable, but it<br />

will require concerted action and commitment from all<br />

of us. Let us rise to the challenge and work together to<br />

build a brighter future for our state. Together, we can<br />

make a difference and ensure that every Ohioan has a<br />

place to call home.<br />

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Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 27 at the Jackson Township Fire Station, 3650<br />

Hoover Road.<br />

Prescription and over the counter and pet medications in pill,<br />

powder or patch form will be accepted. Place all medications in a<br />

clear, sealed bag. Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers, aerosols,<br />

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

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PROPERTY<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

program and a city-wide Operation Clean Sweep inspection program,<br />

as well as hotel and motel inspections.<br />

According to Kevin Teaford, the city’s safety director, last year<br />

more than 16,000 parcels in the city were checked during<br />

Operation Clean Sweep and just over 2 percent required a notice<br />

of violation.<br />

“Over 94 percent had no violations at all,” said Teaford.<br />

<strong>City</strong> officials said proper upkeep not only enhances property<br />

values, but it also creates a safer and more thriving community.<br />

According to the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Building Division common code<br />

violations include:<br />

•Yard Maintenance - Property owners are responsible for the<br />

upkeep of yards and the right-of-way adjacent to their property.<br />

•Inoperative Motor Vehicles - Any vehicle not fully road worthy<br />

may be classified as inoperative. Examples include: one or<br />

more flat tires, up on blocks or without a current license tag.<br />

•Parking - Parking within a residential yard is prohibited, all<br />

vehicles and trailers must be parked entirely within the driveway<br />

or garage.<br />

•Sidewalks and Driveways - All sidewalks, walkways, stairs,<br />

driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a<br />

proper state of repair and maintained free from hazardous conditions.<br />

•Outdoor Storage - Equipment, materials or furnishings ordinarily<br />

not used outdoors may not be stored outdoors.<br />

•Illegal Dwelling Units - Dwelling units added to the interior<br />

or exterior of a structure without proper permits are illegal<br />

regardless of how long they have existed.<br />

•Building Maintenance - Siding, shingles and other exterior<br />

parts must be in good repair. Interior walls, ceilings, floors, and<br />

other structures must also be in good repair. Electrical, heating,<br />

and plumbing fixtures must meet minimum standards.<br />

•Commercial Equipment - Commercial equipment and vehicles<br />

cannot be parked or stored in a residential area unless they<br />

are in a fully enclosed structure.<br />

•Trash and Debris - Yards must be clear of all debris including<br />

auto parts, furniture, trash, tires, building materials, tree trimmings<br />

and any other material.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> councilwoman Melissa Anderson suggested that<br />

homeowners take advantage of the warmer weather by inspecting<br />

the landscaping of their property.<br />

“There are safety issues that can result from the lack of property<br />

maintenance,” said Anderson.<br />

For residents who need assistance with property maintenance,<br />

Anderson suggested the Lend a Helping Hand program, which<br />

connects volunteers with qualifying residents who need help<br />

keeping their property safe and in compliance.<br />

In this program, community volunteers will help their neighbors<br />

with tasks like mowing, weeding, painting, and even minor<br />

repairs on gutters, awnings, siding, and fencing.<br />

For more information on the Lend and Helping Hand program<br />

or questions about property maintenance, contact the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Building Division at 614-277-3075.


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PAGE 4 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 21, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Governor<br />

DeWine’s<br />

State of the State<br />

Address<br />

It is customary for Ohio’s Governor to speak to the<br />

General Assembly annually to update legislators, as<br />

well as the state’s citizens, with the progress the<br />

state is making and his initiatives for the coming<br />

year. On <strong>April</strong> 10, Governor DeWine gave his <strong>2024</strong><br />

State of the State address.<br />

Ohio government enjoys few events where formality,<br />

pomp, and circumstance are center stage. This<br />

may be the centerpiece. Held in the historic chambers<br />

of the House of Representatives, every one of<br />

the most important state officials are present, including<br />

the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, both<br />

first ladies, all the remaining statewide elected officials,<br />

members of the Ohio Supreme Court, every<br />

State Senator and Representative, and all the governor’s<br />

cabinet officers. The Speaker of the House<br />

begins the day by introducing a minister for a prayer<br />

and then leads the Pledge of Allegiance. After asking<br />

the Speaker Pro Tem to announce a quorum of<br />

House members, he introduces the President of the<br />

Senate, who presides over the event. Once the Senate<br />

President secures the announcement of the<br />

Senate President Pro Tem that a quorum of senators<br />

is present, he then introduces the governor. The<br />

governor enters the Chamber escorted by the remaining<br />

officers of both legislative houses.<br />

In his 63-minute address, Governor DeWine quickly<br />

got to the theme of his talk: Ohio’s children. He outlined<br />

the initiatives that he feels will make the most<br />

impact on the health, education, and welfare of our<br />

next generation of Ohio’s leaders. He first spoke of<br />

Ohio’s initiative to provide every child under five<br />

with an age-appropriate book each month for his<br />

parents to read to him. Currently, 60% of such children<br />

are part of this private-sector-funded effort.<br />

He then praised Ohio’s educational reading initiative,<br />

known as the Science of Reading (which emphasizes<br />

phonics instruction), and how it already<br />

has resulted in increased numbers of young Ohio<br />

students reading at grade level. He asked university<br />

education programs to align their teacher training<br />

curriculum accordingly. Other children’s initiatives<br />

included making career planning a part of graduation<br />

requirements, increased access to vision checking<br />

and corrective glasses for all young children,<br />

and additional emphasis on children’s mental<br />

health issues. Here he called for requirements for<br />

parental notification for social media use, policies<br />

aimed at the limitation of cell phone use at school,<br />

and financial incentives for college students to pursue<br />

behavioral health professions. He concluded his<br />

remarks with an anecdote about the Pennsylvania’s<br />

governor’s frustration with Ohio beating out its<br />

eastern neighbor in landing large jobs and economic<br />

development projects and emphasizing the<br />

urgency to address these children-related issues<br />

now.<br />

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

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

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As <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>’s population continues to grow, the division of<br />

police must grow with it.<br />

At a recent city council meeting, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Director<br />

Kevin Teaford gave an update on staffing for the police department.<br />

According to Teaford, the city now has a total of 66 sworn officers,<br />

which includes eight sergeants, three lieutenants, and the<br />

chief of police. He said two officers could retire at any time and<br />

another 12 officers are eligible for retirement within the next five<br />

years. Bringing in new staff is a priority.<br />

Teaford did report that five recruits graduated from basic training<br />

on March 15 and five recruits began basic training on <strong>April</strong> 15.<br />

The safety director<br />

said with more experienced<br />

officers<br />

retiring, the department<br />

is getting<br />

younger.<br />

“About 55 percent<br />

of city officers<br />

have less than 10<br />

years on the job,”<br />

said Teaford. “That<br />

is an extremely<br />

young department.”<br />

Of the 66 sworn<br />

officers, 14 have less<br />

than two years’ time on the job, 14 have two to five years, eight<br />

have six to 10 years, 16 have 11 to 20 years of experience, 12 have<br />

21 to 25 years, and two have close to 30 years or more of experience.<br />

Teaford said they are trying to bring more diversity to the force.<br />

Of the 66 sworn officers, 59 are men and seven are women.<br />

“Of sworn officers, 10.6 percent are women,” said Teaford. “The<br />

national average is 12 percent. We’ve got room to grow.”<br />

According to the safety director, of the 66 staffers, 59 are white,<br />

five are black, and two are Hispanic or Latino.<br />

To bring in new officers, the city plans to create a recruitment<br />

video. <strong>City</strong> representatives also plan to attend recruitment events.<br />

Teaford said last year, they attended 11 recruitment events. So far<br />

this year, they have been present at one — the Arnold Classic —<br />

with three more scheduled next month.<br />

“We should have new officers ready to go by the end of the year<br />

or early in 2025,” said Teaford. “We should be fully staffed later<br />

this year.”<br />

The city’s budget set aside more than $13 million for its police<br />

department and those funds include the increase in officers.<br />

Teaford said during the budget process that he reviewed calls for<br />

service and response times and determined that the city needs<br />

more officers in the field. However, he said the division does not<br />

want officers simply responding to calls for service.<br />

“About 40 to 45 percent of the time, we want our police officers<br />

on crime prevention efforts.”<br />

The department also put civilians in administration roles to<br />

keep officers in the field.<br />

According to Teaford, “For the first time in many years, we are<br />

at full staffing at our communications center.”<br />

Jackson Township<br />

Spring Cleanup<br />

Starting on <strong>April</strong> 29, residents of the<br />

Jackson Township, the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

and the village of Urbancrest will be permitted<br />

to drop off their unwanted household<br />

items at the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, located at 3756<br />

Hoover Road, Monday through Friday from<br />

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., holidays excluded. The<br />

service will run through Oct. 4.<br />

Items accepted include residential bulk<br />

trash, bulk items, scrap metal and tires.<br />

The latter item is limited to four per vehicle<br />

per trip.<br />

Hazardous items<br />

will not be accepted,<br />

nor will batteries.<br />

E-waste, with the<br />

exception of monitors<br />

and televisions,<br />

are accepted year<br />

round. Residents can<br />

call the township<br />

office at 614-875-<br />

2742 or send an<br />

email through its<br />

website at jacksontwpfranklinoh.gov<br />

for more details<br />

regarding items that<br />

are accepted or not<br />

accepted.<br />

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can participate in the community cleanup<br />

campaign during normal hours of operation,<br />

township officials have requested participants<br />

sign in at the office and let them<br />

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Spring Paper Shredding Day<br />

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

Spring Paper Shredding Day from 8 a.m. to<br />

1 p.m. May 4 at the Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave. This event is made possible<br />

through efforts of Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Beautiful in partnership with Ohio Mobile<br />

Shredding. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Jackson Township<br />

and Urbancrest residents only can bring no<br />

more than five boxes or trash bags per<br />

vehicle. All paper is securely shredded offsite.<br />

For additional information, call the<br />

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614-277-3058.<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host blood<br />

drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, including:<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 23 from 12 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s<br />

Lutheran Church<br />

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District navigates increase in<br />

English Learner population<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The South-Western <strong>City</strong> School District<br />

continues to see a rise in the number of<br />

students whose native language is not<br />

English.<br />

On <strong>April</strong> 8, the board of education<br />

received an update on the English Learner<br />

program from coordinator Ed Kennedy.<br />

Kennedy told the board the district is<br />

rapidly approaching 4,000 students who<br />

are enrolled in the program that helps<br />

them obtain second language proficiency.<br />

“We currently have 3,816 identified<br />

English language learners in the district at<br />

this point in time,” he said.<br />

It is the largest number of students who<br />

have been enrolled in the program since<br />

the district began identifying English<br />

learners.<br />

Kennedy said the only decline he<br />

expects to see is when students exit the<br />

program after receiving second language<br />

proficiency status.<br />

“Accounting for all of our demographic<br />

data we track, we can safely assume that<br />

we will continue to see a rise in our EL<br />

population,” he said. “This is especially the<br />

case considering the many different<br />

refugee situations created by things happening<br />

throughout the world, as well as in<br />

consideration of the status of Columbus,<br />

Ohio as a primary relocation point area<br />

once refugees have entered through other<br />

cities throughout the country.”<br />

The native language the majority of students<br />

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Kennedy said when students whose<br />

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based on their arrival date in United<br />

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Language Proficiency assessments.<br />

Kennedy explained that this can pose a<br />

“real challenge” to the district’s EL educators,<br />

especially if those newcomers are in<br />

grades 8-12.<br />

According to Kennedy, research shows<br />

that second language acquisition is<br />

acquired in two ways: The first step is<br />

through basic interpersonal communication<br />

skills (BICS), which typically involves<br />

being able to carry on a conversation with<br />

a native speaker. Those oral language<br />

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years.<br />

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Central Crossing named<br />

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Central Crossing High School was<br />

named a recipient of the prestigious Purple<br />

Star School designation. The Purple Star<br />

designation, from the Ohio Department of<br />

Education and Workforce, recognizes<br />

schools that show a major commitment to<br />

students and families connected to our<br />

nation’s military.<br />

At the center of Central Crossing High<br />

School’s military-connected programming<br />

is the Navy Junior Reserve Officer<br />

Training Corps (NJROTC) under the direction<br />

of Senior Chief Lance Brownfield<br />

(Senior Naval Science Instructor) and<br />

Master Sergeant Benjamin Woods (Naval<br />

Science Instructor). Throughout the school<br />

year, Comet cadets support and host a<br />

number of engagement events dedicated to<br />

the essential program values of ‘honor,<br />

courage, and commitment’ in building a<br />

foundation of trust and leadership within<br />

their school and community.<br />

“We are incredibly fortunate to have an<br />

amazing staff at Central Crossing High<br />

School that continuously finds new ways to<br />

support students, families, and community<br />

members in the United States Armed<br />

Forces,” said Principal Steve Fairs. “Senior<br />

Chief Brownfield and Master Sergeant<br />

Woods have a huge role in that effort<br />

through their NJROTC programming and<br />

values and that has spilled over into the<br />

rest of our school where there is a tangible<br />

sense of pride in supporting the military<br />

community. Our Comets should be incredibly<br />

proud of this distinction and we look<br />

forward to finding new ways to engage military-connected<br />

families in our school, community,<br />

and beyond in the years to come.”<br />

To qualify for the Purple Star designation,<br />

schools choose a school-based staff<br />

person to serve as a liaison between military<br />

families and the school. These liaisons<br />

complete professional development, identify<br />

military-connected students, and facilitate<br />

supports throughout the school community<br />

for identified students and families.<br />

Purple Star schools also participate in<br />

at least one supportive activity each year.<br />

The Purple Star Class of <strong>2024</strong> includes<br />

schools that host monthly military kids<br />

club meetings, provide professional learning<br />

for all educators on the unique considerations<br />

of military-connected students,<br />

implement peer-to-peer transition programs,<br />

or host school-wide celebrations<br />

honoring military students and families.<br />

According to Ohio Governor Mike<br />

DeWine and Ohio Department of<br />

Century Village open house<br />

The Southwest Franklin County<br />

Historical Society welcomes groups and<br />

individuals to Century Village, 4185<br />

Orders Road. Tour the historic log house<br />

community events<br />

Central Crossing High School was<br />

named a recipient of the prestigious<br />

Purple Star School designation.<br />

Education and Workforce Director Stephen<br />

Dackin, 171 Ohio schools are receiving the<br />

Purple Star designation as members of the<br />

Purple Star Class of <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

“Ohio is a leader in its support to military<br />

families and the Purple Star program<br />

is a wonderful example of how this support<br />

extends to children in our schools,” said<br />

DeWine. “I applaud Ohio’s Purple Star<br />

schools and thank them for supporting military-connected<br />

students and ensuring<br />

they have the services and learning<br />

resources to succeed.”<br />

“Congratulations to this year’s class of<br />

Ohio Purple Star schools for supporting<br />

student success, strengthening school-family<br />

partnerships, and recognizing the sacrifice<br />

of military service members and their<br />

families,” said Dackin. “It is wonderful to<br />

see the meaningful ways Ohio’s learning<br />

communities are showcasing their commitment<br />

to military families.”<br />

A Purple Star school receives the designation<br />

for three years, after which the<br />

school can apply for renewal of the designation.<br />

Applications for the next class of<br />

Purple Star schools will open in November.<br />

and school from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth<br />

Saturday of each month, May through<br />

September. For more information or to<br />

schedule a visit to Century Village, contact<br />

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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 additional<br />

information, visit clearcreeksandbyways.com.<br />

Recycling event at<br />

Westland Area Library<br />

To celebrate Earth Day, the Westland<br />

Area Library will host a battery recycling<br />

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that research is that it can take students<br />

who are in grades 8-12 up to seven to 12<br />

years to acquire cognitive academic language<br />

proficiency. Given that the district<br />

will not have that much time with a majority<br />

of those students, Kennedy said it is “all<br />

hands on deck” to help them obtain proficiency.<br />

“Everything we do has to be about how<br />

we lessen that time, how we get our kids to<br />

English language proficiency quicker and<br />

[in order to do that] we have to start with<br />

BICS before we can get to CALP.”<br />

He said the district is able to do that by<br />

community events<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. For more information,<br />

call 614-878-1301.<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover<br />

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

meal every third Saturday of each<br />

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

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

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

working with the staff to “leverage oral<br />

language and phonics practice to help students<br />

move toward oral language proficiency<br />

that leads to comprehension and proficiency<br />

in reading and writing in the content<br />

areas.”<br />

In addition to the 3,816 identified<br />

English language learners in the district,<br />

there are a little more than 2,100 former<br />

EL students currently enrolled in the district<br />

who have exited the program because<br />

they have demonstrated proficiency in second<br />

language acquisition.<br />

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To mark the 52nd anniversary of the<br />

Older Americans Act Nutrition Program,<br />

LifeCare Alliance recently set aside time<br />

for its annual March For Meals campaign.<br />

For this event, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard<br />

“Ike” Stage served his local community<br />

during this campaign, delivering a meal<br />

route to seniors.<br />

March For Meals is a nationally organized<br />

effort calling attention to the importance<br />

of Meals-On-Wheels home meal<br />

delivery and daily wellness checks for older<br />

adults in the community. During March<br />

For Meals, local elected officials in central<br />

Ohio had an opportunity to connect with<br />

constituents served by LifeCare Alliance,<br />

while also raising awareness for senior<br />

hunger and isolation.<br />

In five counties across central Ohio,<br />

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program serving more than 6,000 meals a<br />

day. During March For Meals, the agency<br />

brings this critical mission to the attention<br />

of influencers and stakeholders within our<br />

community to make sure this work continues<br />

to be supported at a local, state, and<br />

federal level.<br />

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Ohio has risen as high as 87 percent<br />

above pre-pandemic numbers, and<br />

LifeCare Alliance is still able to operate<br />

without a waiting list thanks partially to<br />

the support of these leaders.<br />

“After the pandemic, seniors are more<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage is<br />

pictured here with Beth Domanik, a<br />

LifeCare Alliance associate. The mayor<br />

participated in March for Meals campaign<br />

through LifeCare Alliance.<br />

isolated than ever,” said Charles Gehring,<br />

president of LifeCare Alliance. “Some days,<br />

our delivery drivers and volunteers are the<br />

only human contact our clients have.<br />

That’s why our services are essential to<br />

both the physical and mental health and<br />

well-being of seniors, and they prove that<br />

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and others on the road.<br />

•Do not idle a vehicle. The<br />

Environmental Defense Fund notes that<br />

electronic engines do not need to warm up,<br />

even in winter when temperatures are<br />

especially cold.<br />

•Use cruise control wisely.<br />

•Tighten the gas cap. When gas caps<br />

are loose, fuel evaporates. The Car Care<br />

Council notes that loose, missing or damaged<br />

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of roughly 147 million gallons of gas per<br />

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Opening Day!<br />

Pet Corner<br />

Pets of the week<br />

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

It was opening day for the TOPSoccer Spring Season at the One Field at the Galloway<br />

Sports Complex on <strong>April</strong> 13. Shown here is 9-year-old Shun Takashima just a kick<br />

away from his first goal of the season. TOPSoccer and the new One Field are the perfect<br />

combination to provide young athletes with disabilities and special needs a<br />

chance to play soccer. TopSoccer is looking for volunteers “Buddies” for the players.<br />

Volunteers can be younger children with an adult, older children, teenagers, and<br />

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for those seeking a<br />

relaxed and easygoing feline friend. Boris is a<br />

connoisseur of the finer things in life, particularly<br />

when it comes to treats and wet food.<br />

Meet Boris at the Colony Cats cage-free<br />

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Chaplain is an<br />

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approximately 1 year<br />

of age and weighs<br />

about 20 pounds.<br />

Chaplain is housebroken,<br />

crate trained<br />

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other dogs. He is<br />

content to lay in the<br />

back yard with a stick and he enjoys a good<br />

tennis ball. He is a bit skittish around new<br />

things and has a howl bigger than himself. He<br />

is up for adoption through Colony Cats and<br />

Dogs.<br />

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Conrad is a sweet 1-<br />

year-old boy. He loves<br />

to play and loves his<br />

treats. He is eager to<br />

find his forever family<br />

and would love a<br />

home with his brother,<br />

Conley. Conrad is up<br />

to date on his vaccines<br />

and up for<br />

adoption through<br />

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Conley is a 1-yearold<br />

boy with gorgeous<br />

golden eyes.<br />

He is very friendly<br />

and lovable. Conley<br />

and his brother,<br />

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and party. They would<br />

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home together, but<br />

would also be okay<br />

on their own. Conley<br />

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Have you ever written a mean letter to<br />

someone? I definitely have.<br />

Over the course of my lifetime, I have<br />

written hundreds — possibly thousands — of<br />

letters to those who have disappointed me.<br />

They have been addressed to a wide variety<br />

of individuals and they include my mother,<br />

my father, my sister, myself, my friends,<br />

my boyfriends, my ex-boyfriends, my teachers,<br />

my bosses, politicians, the executives<br />

behind the decision to discontinue my<br />

favorite facial moisturizer, and other random<br />

people who have met me on a bad day,<br />

or vice versa.<br />

It is not lost on me that the sheer volume<br />

of letters produced may come across as<br />

slightly psychotic, but please know that<br />

none of them were actually sent. In fact,<br />

the vast majority of the letters were composed<br />

within my head and this exercise primarily<br />

serves as a way for me to blow off<br />

steam in order to spare the feelings of others.<br />

Not that some on the aforementioned<br />

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The reason why I am sharing a favored<br />

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am reviewing a movie for this column that<br />

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case of the aptly titled “Wicked Little<br />

Letters,” the slighted party mailed out<br />

those missives, causing a huge firestorm in<br />

the process. (Note: This is why we sometimes<br />

keep things to ourselves.)<br />

The black comedy is based on a true<br />

story of a scandal that rocked the town of<br />

Littlehampton, England in the early 1920s.<br />

It is a tale that is so bizarre that it seems<br />

completely made up — but it isn’t. What<br />

director Thea Sharrock and writer Jonny<br />

Sweet do well is adapt the events in a way<br />

that maintains all of its raucous and filthy<br />

humor while also highlighting the internal<br />

and external biases that make the individuals<br />

of this time period behave the way<br />

they do.<br />

At the center of this twisted and true<br />

tale are two women, Edith Swan (Olivia<br />

Colman) and Rose Gooding (Jessie<br />

Buckley). Edith has been a resident of this<br />

sleepy seaside town her entire life, never<br />

marrying and still living under the thumb<br />

of her domineering father Edward<br />

(Timothy Spall) and her kind but passive<br />

mother Victoria (Gemma Jones). Raised in<br />

a devoutly religious household, Edith has a<br />

buttoned-up personality and only lives to<br />

serve the Lord and her jerk of a dad.<br />

One day, a boisterous woman named<br />

Rose moves in next door to the Swan family.<br />

A migrant from Ireland, she is “what<br />

people feared women would become after<br />

the war ended.” Despite the fact that she<br />

drinks like a fish, swears like a sailor, and<br />

seldom cleans the shared outhouse, Rose is<br />

a wonderful mother to her young daughter<br />

Nancy (Alisha Weir) and a great friend to<br />

Edith — possibly her first true friend in the<br />

In Entertainment<br />

<strong>April</strong> 21, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

“Wicked Little Letters” is a throwback to British comedy<br />

world.<br />

But something happens to cause a deep<br />

rift in the friendship and shortly thereafter<br />

obscene letters start showing up on Edith’s<br />

doorstep. Naturally, the Swan family<br />

believes that Rose is the author of the filthy<br />

and anonymous missives and they implore<br />

the police to arrest her for the sake of “all<br />

that is decent in the world.”<br />

When presented with the working theory<br />

that she is behind the vulgar letters —<br />

they read as if William Shakespeare and<br />

George Carlin teamed up to create a book<br />

of insults — Rose cannot help but wonder if<br />

this is a joke being played on her. “Why<br />

would I send letters when I’ll just say it to<br />

your face?” she asks.<br />

But because the police cannot stand<br />

Rose and the “suffragette” attitude they<br />

feel is poisoning their post-war nation, they<br />

arrest her and charge her with the crime of<br />

sending obscene letters. The only law<br />

enforcement official who is sure of her innocence<br />

is “woman police officer” Gladys Moss<br />

(Anjana Vasan). Knowing that Rose is<br />

quite poor and cannot afford to send so<br />

many letters, she tries to talk some sense<br />

into her male coworkers and superiors.<br />

However, they view her as “only a woman”<br />

and dismiss her theories. Although stymied<br />

by the antiquated views on her gender,<br />

Gladys sets out to prove Rose’s innocence<br />

and find the true perpetrator behind the<br />

wicked little letters.<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

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In the lead up to its release date last<br />

week, “Wicked Little Letters” has tried to<br />

bill itself as a mystery but it really is more<br />

like a throwback British comedy. The real<br />

culprit behind the 1920s troll campaign is<br />

obvious from the get-go but that does not<br />

detract from the overall delight of this<br />

movie. Even though the direction and the<br />

writer is quite deft, the movie truly succeeds<br />

thanks to the skills of its stellar<br />

ensemble cast, all of whom take great<br />

delight in the verbal sparring, the<br />

sleuthing, and the tidal wave of obscenities<br />

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Because of the vulgarities that run rampant<br />

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those who find that kind of humor unappealing.<br />

But if you can get your ears to hear<br />

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women straining under the pressure of a<br />

society that is designed to keep them quietly<br />

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VILLAGE<br />

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Rent Based on Income.<br />

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It’s not just a generator.<br />

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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 />

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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 />

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call 614-539-0349<br />

ADULT CARE<br />

Loving & Compassionate<br />

person seeking PT elderly<br />

care. Must have Excel.<br />

refs. No lifting & nonsmoker.<br />

614-649-0196<br />

CHILD CARE<br />

OFFERED<br />

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

smkr, hot meals, sncks,<br />

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.<br />

rates. Laurie at 853-2472<br />

CRAFT SHOWS<br />

SPRING<br />

CRAFT BAZAAR<br />

Sat., May 4 - 9am-3pm<br />

Canaan Land Church<br />

2777 Gantz Rd., G.C.<br />

14th ANNUAL EVENT<br />

Lunch & Bake Sale &<br />

82 Vendor Tables<br />

PETS<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 />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Antiques * Coins<br />

Victrolas * Watches<br />

Clocks * Bookcases<br />

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or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

Rentals<br />

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 />

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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 />

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

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

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Information<br />

MISC. 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 />

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FARM.<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

John Deere Diesel 950<br />

200 hrs., blade, extra rear<br />

tire, all the pins-chains.<br />

Kept in garage. $9000.<br />

614-230-9271<br />

RENTALS<br />

1965 Vaughn St. Apt. for<br />

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

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xClassified Services<br />

BLACKTOP<br />

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SEALCOATING<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Cell 614-512-1699<br />

SANTIAGO’S<br />

Sealcoating & Services LLC<br />

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Top Seal Cracks!<br />

Reidential & Commercial<br />

Mulching, Edging<br />

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BBB Accredited<br />

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CLEANING<br />

HOUSECLEANING<br />

Homes, Offices, Apts.<br />

20 Years Experience<br />

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CONCRETE<br />

GALLION<br />

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Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

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Driveways & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

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

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

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Bobcat Grading<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

5/12 W/SW<br />

3/4 A<br />

CONCRETE<br />

CONCRETE<br />

CHRIS RUH<br />

CEMENT CONTRACTOR<br />

Celebrating 54 Years of Service<br />

in Central Ohio!<br />

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Serving Central Ohio Since 1970<br />

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

CONCRETE<br />

CHRIS<br />

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Cement Contractor<br />

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Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since 1970<br />

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Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

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Stamped/colored concrete<br />

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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 />

HEATING & COOLING<br />

HVAC & A/C<br />

Fast Service - Licensed<br />

614-653-3285<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<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 />

4/28 A<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

Classified Services<br />

TERMITE &<br />

PEST CONTROL<br />

614-367-9000<br />

TORCO®<br />

TERMINATES<br />

TERMITES<br />

Locally Owned & Operated. Any Pest. Anytime.<br />

$<br />

50 00 OFF Service<br />

Free Termite Inspection<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing & Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

All Interior Remodels<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Int./Ext. Painting<br />

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

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

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

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

1/7 A<br />

4/28 A<br />

5/5<br />

SW/W<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

5/12<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 />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<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 />

Interior & Exterior<br />

Painting<br />

Laminate Floors<br />

Windows•Doors•More<br />

Plumbing Services<br />

614-599-7299<br />

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

BATH REMODELS<br />

Expert Craftsmanship<br />

20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

614-653-3285<br />

Charlies Handyman<br />

Service<br />

Over 40 yrs. exp.<br />

Plumbing & Hot Water Tanks<br />

Doors & Locks<br />

Kitchen/Bath Remodels<br />

Dishwasher Installs<br />

Roofmg & Siding<br />

Porches & Decks<br />

614-319-6010<br />

INFORMATION<br />

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For This Ad In Our<br />

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

For Info Call<br />

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LAWN CARE<br />

SOWERS LAW N CARE<br />

Mowing-mulching-trimming<br />

Spring cleanup-614-397-0566<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 />

5/12 A<br />

3/31 A<br />

PLUMBING<br />

ROY’S PLUMBING & DRAINS<br />

30+ years of service<br />

All plumbing repairs &<br />

drain services<br />

Inside gas lines, water lines,<br />

hot water tanks<br />

Also main water & sewer line repairs<br />

Free Estimates - <strong>City</strong> Licensed<br />

$25 Off with this ad<br />

614-738-1669<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 />

PAINTING<br />

BESTQUALITY<br />

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

Daniel - 614-226-4221<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 />

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 />

POWERWASHING<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 />

5/12 A&M<br />

1/7 A<br />

PLUMBING<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 />

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 />

5/12 W/SW<br />

5/12 A


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The Central and Southern Ohio Region<br />

of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers<br />

for its <strong>2024</strong> Sound the Alarm campaign<br />

taking place through May 4.<br />

Sound the Alarm is part of the larger<br />

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign which<br />

aims to reduce home fire deaths and<br />

injuries through providing disaster preparedness<br />

information, home fire safety<br />

instruction and the installation of free<br />

smoke alarms. Since the program’s inception<br />

in 2014, more than 36,000 families in<br />

central and southern Ohio been made safer<br />

through the Red Cross Home Fire<br />

Campaign. Of the approximately 62,000<br />

disasters the Red Cross responds to across<br />

the country every year, more than 90 percent<br />

are home fires.<br />

There are two types of volunteer opportunities<br />

available:<br />

1. Volunteers are being sought to go into<br />

designated neighborhoods and leave<br />

behind informational door hangers, alerting<br />

residents that the Red Cross will soon<br />

be in the area to install free smoke alarms.<br />

2. Volunteers are needed to install free<br />

smoke alarms in area homes.<br />

Volunteers who sign up to participate<br />

would be working with other Red Cross volunteers<br />

and members of local fire departments.<br />

Anyone interested in volunteering<br />

should visit our Regional Sound The Alarm<br />

Hub<br />

through<br />

redcross.org/CentralAndSouthernOH.<br />

Residents in need of free state-of-the-art<br />

smoke alarms can call the Red Cross hotline<br />

to make an installation appointment<br />

844-207-4509.<br />

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