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By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

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

Education approved its Master Facility<br />

Plan for proposed new school buildings in a<br />

split vote.<br />

At a special meeting on <strong>May</strong> 1, the<br />

board voted 3-2 to approve the plan with<br />

board members LaToya Dowdell-Burger,<br />

Libby Gray, and Seth Bower voting in<br />

favor and John Kershner and Kathleen<br />

Walsh opposing it.<br />

The plan calls for replacing the district’s<br />

existing six elementaries and three middle<br />

schools with:<br />

•Three new elementary schools for<br />

grades K-4 with a capacity of 866 students<br />

each;<br />

•Three new middle schools for grades 5-<br />

8 with a capacity for 706 students each;<br />

and<br />

•Additions to the high school that<br />

include space for expanding the student<br />

dining area, storage areas, and career tech<br />

at the rear portion near Cruiser Stadium<br />

and a two story classroom addition at the<br />

southeast corner of the building.<br />

The project has an estimated total Ohio<br />

Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)<br />

co-funded cost of $264 million. It could be<br />

done in two phases with the high school<br />

addition and middle schools being built first<br />

at a cost of $159 million and then the new<br />

elementary schools constructed later.<br />

SHP Architects representative Josh<br />

Predovich, who spoke at the board’s <strong>May</strong> 1<br />

meeting, said the district is in line to<br />

potentially receive Ohio Facilities<br />

Construction Commission funding for 53<br />

percent of the cost of the project with local<br />

funding providing 47 percent. He said<br />

there could also be locally funded initiatives,<br />

such as for things like a middle<br />

school auditorium, that would have to be<br />

funded 100 percent locally. There will also<br />

be abatement and demolition costs.<br />

According to Predovich:<br />

•Two new middle schools would be built<br />

in the northern part of the district - one at<br />

the current Sedalia Elementary/Middle<br />

School North site and the other on land the<br />

district owns on Noe-Bixby Road. One middle<br />

school would be built in the southern<br />

portion of the district on the Glendening<br />

Elementary/Middle School South site.<br />

•There would be two new elementaries<br />

built in the north - one at the current<br />

Dunloe Elementary site and the other at<br />

the current Sedalia Elementary site. An<br />

alternative new elementary site could be<br />

on land the district owns in Independence<br />

Village, but there are concerns that this<br />

site may be too small. An elementary<br />

school would be built in the southern part<br />

of the district at the existing Glendening<br />

Elementary site, but a second option would<br />

be to build this new school at the current<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Elementary site where the baseball<br />

fields now stand.<br />

Kershner opposed the Master Facility<br />

Plan stating, “Before spending this amount<br />

of money we must make sure we err toward<br />

enough space and not cut it tight.”<br />

He also said the board was not provided<br />

with what the future student transportation<br />

costs would be under this plan.<br />

Walsh questioned several aspects of the<br />

plan, noting that “abandoning the schools<br />

on Main Street” does not benefit those who<br />

walk to school. She also said information<br />

was not provided about what would happen<br />

to the existing properties once the existing<br />

schools are demolished. She does not believe<br />

larger school buildings benefit students and<br />

that smaller, more community based<br />

schools are more efficient. Other questions<br />

she had included what the future student<br />

transportation costs would be and what the<br />

costs would be if more land is needed.<br />

“Little data has been presented to support<br />

the recommendation (of the Master Facility<br />

Plan) other than population,” said Walsh.<br />

She also thinks that the community<br />

meetings about the Master Facility Plan<br />

were not publicized well and that few community<br />

members were present at the meetings<br />

to provide input.<br />

When Walsh asked Predovich how<br />

many community members attended the<br />

meetings, he replied, “Probably only a<br />

handful, unfortunately.”<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Superintendent<br />

Jamie Grube disagreed with Walsh stating<br />

that larger schools are more efficient<br />

than smaller schools.<br />

“That’s why the state doesn’t allow us to<br />

build under a certain size from an operational<br />

perspective,” said Grube.<br />

Grube added that the district’s teachers<br />

and principals at the meetings did not<br />

express misgivings about the size and formats<br />

of the new proposed schools.<br />

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near the rear tires of the bus. “Thankfully, all students were evacuated safely and<br />

there were no injuries,” said <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools Communications Director<br />

Ty Debevoise. “Students were placed on a new bus and continued home.” Madison<br />

Township firefighters from Station 181 responded and put out the fire. <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Police believe the cause of the fire was a mechanical problem. Debevoise said the<br />

bus is being examined and the cause of the fire is being investigated. According to<br />

school officials, bus #49 was four years old and had 70,000 miles on it.<br />

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for such unauthorized gatherings to attract as many as 40 to 70<br />

vehicles. “They look for empty parking lots, particularly where a<br />

warehouse is not yet occupied. These drivers have also been known<br />

to strap their cars to a support pole to spin and do burnouts.”<br />

Adams said the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police, Madison Township Police,<br />

Obetz Police, and the Franklin County Sheriff are working together<br />

to try and control such situations and make arrests when possible.<br />

“The idea is to corral the drivers and cars and get them out of<br />

an area in a direction where we want them to go,” said Adams. “It’s<br />

dangerous when you only have eight or nine police officers trying<br />

to corral 40 to 70 cars. We make arrests when these vehicles stop,<br />

but we want to avoid dangerous high speed chases regarding these<br />

traffic violations.”<br />

During the April 27 incident, as the street racing vehicles were<br />

leaving, Adams said <strong>Groveport</strong> Police attempted to conduct a traffic<br />

stop on a 2022 Dodge Challenger that was without a license<br />

plate on Green Pointe Drive South at Opus Drive. The Dodge<br />

Challenger, that was operated by a 17-year-old male juvenile,<br />

went through the stop sign and turned right onto Opus Drive.<br />

“Ptl. Adam Greter activated his emergency lights and siren to<br />

conduct a traffic stop and the Dodge Challenger accelerated and<br />

passed another vehicle illegally,” said Adams. “Greter advised the<br />

radio room that he was not going to pursue the vehicle, and as he<br />

was broadcasting that, the driver of the Dodge Challenger began<br />

to turn off his vehicle lights, then turn them back on as he<br />

approached Rohr Road.”<br />

According to Adams, the Dodge Challenger then ran through<br />

the stop sign on Opus Drive at Rohr Road and attempted to make<br />

a left turn onto Rohr Road, but the vehicle was traveling at a high<br />

rate of speed and could not make the turn.<br />

“The Dodge Challenger went into the south side of the roadway,<br />

struck a utility concrete and metal cap, then launched into a set of<br />

pine trees, where the vehicle rotated clock wise and came to a rest<br />

in a yard on Rohr Road,” said Adams.“If they had not crashed<br />

when they did, in another 10 seconds a semi-truck that was passing<br />

by could have T-boned them.”<br />

According to Adams, Greter first detained the 17-year-old male<br />

juvenile passenger then detained the 17-year-old male driver.<br />

Both had left the vehicle.<br />

Adams said when the driver was asked why he fled from the<br />

police he said it was because he was “scared.”<br />

Adams said both male subjects, who he said are from the west<br />

side of Columbus, were treated at the scene by the Hamilton<br />

Township Medic. The driver was transported to Columbus<br />

Children’s Hospital, where he was treated and released for minor<br />

injuries. Both juveniles were turned over to their parents.<br />

Adams said the Dodge Challenger, which belonged to the driver’s<br />

parents, received heavy damage and is most likely totaled.<br />

Ptl. Josh Dillard found the vehicle’s license plate under the<br />

front driver’s seat and also found a loaded, 9mm semi-automatic,<br />

handgun on the front passenger floor board.<br />

According to Adams, the driver is being charged with: failure to<br />

comply (fleeing and eluding) - misdemeanor first degree; failure to<br />

display a license plate - minor misdemeanor; stop sign - minor misdemeanor;<br />

failure to control - minor misdemeanor; and improper<br />

handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle - felony fourth degree.<br />

He said the passenger is being charged with improper handling<br />

of a firearm in a motor vehicle - felony fourth degree.<br />

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

The wreckage of the 2022 Dodge Challenger.


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PLAN<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

Dowdell-Burger said notices about the<br />

community meetings were communicated<br />

to the community in various ways, including<br />

emails and social media.<br />

There was also a video posted on the<br />

district’s website showing different building<br />

options.<br />

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

overcrowding is a central issue facing the<br />

district, but other factors considered in the<br />

facilities planning process included the<br />

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

cost to maintain the existing elementary<br />

and middle schools.<br />

Next steps<br />

The district could consider placing a<br />

bond issue for new buildings on the<br />

November <strong>2024</strong> ballot or <strong>May</strong> 2025 ballot.<br />

The Ohio Facilities Construction<br />

Commission considers schools for the next<br />

round of state funding in July.<br />

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

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

ballot, the Master Facility Plan must go to<br />

the OFCC by <strong>May</strong> and the board must<br />

approve a project agreement by June.<br />

Then, to place a bond issue on the<br />

November ballot, the board must file with<br />

the county auditor in July and with the<br />

Franklin County Board of Elections in<br />

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

a bond issue on the <strong>May</strong> 2025 ballot, then<br />

the ballot filings would be made in January<br />

and February of 2025.<br />

Enrollment and capacity<br />

Enrollment in <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison is<br />

expected to increase by 626 students in the<br />

next 10 years, which is about 9 percent.<br />

This increase includes a projected 72 more<br />

students in grades PK-5; 153 in grades 6-8;<br />

and 401 in grades 9-12 (including 139 in<br />

career tech). Predovich noted that the district<br />

must also add in the number of students<br />

currently housed in modular classrooms<br />

when considering the size of new<br />

buildings.<br />

According to SHP and information from<br />

a school capacity study by Cropper GIS<br />

Consulting, the current enrollment and<br />

capacity configurations for the district’s<br />

schools are (modular classrooms where<br />

indicated):<br />

•Asbury Elementary (includes four<br />

modulars): enrollment, 506; capacity, 481.<br />

•Dunloe Elementary (includes four<br />

modulars): enrollment, 499; capacity, 540.<br />

•Glendening Elementary: enrollment,<br />

492; capacity, 480.<br />

•<strong>Groveport</strong> Elementary (includes four<br />

modulars): enrollment, 475; capacity, 504.<br />

•Madison Elementary: enrollment 362;<br />

capacity, 359;<br />

•Sedalia Elementary (includes 12 modulars):<br />

enrollment, 606; capacity, 656.<br />

•Middle School Central: enrollment,<br />

477; capacity, 463;<br />

•Middle School North: enrollment, 479;<br />

capacity, 583.<br />

•Middle School South: enrollment, 463;<br />

capacity 485.<br />

•High School: enrollment, 2,009; capacity,<br />

1,440.<br />

Master Facility Plan background<br />

Prior to approving the Master Facility<br />

Plan considered the following options:<br />

•Renovations or additions on existing<br />

elementary and middle schools plus an<br />

addition to the high school.<br />

•Constructing all new elementaries and<br />

middle schools plus an addition to the high<br />

school.<br />

•Combination of new construction and<br />

renovations and additions to the existing<br />

elementary and middle schools plus an<br />

addition to the high school.<br />

Predovich said, according to the OFCC,<br />

if renovation costs exceed two-thirds the<br />

cost of replacing a building, the state recommends<br />

replacing the building. The district<br />

would have to meet state requirements<br />

to get a waiver to make renovations<br />

for buildings above this limit.<br />

According to 2023 OFCC figures, all of<br />

the district’s elementaries and middle<br />

schools exceed this two-thirds limit with<br />

Asbury at 89 percent; Dunloe at 91 percent;<br />

Glendening at 83 percent; <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

at 99 percent; Madison at 88 percent;<br />

Sedalia at 67 percent; Middle School North<br />

at 78 percent; Middle School South at 77<br />

percent; and Middle School Central at 79<br />

percent.<br />

Existing school buildings<br />

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

Madison school district school buildings:<br />

•Asbury Elementary — Built in 1963<br />

with additions in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Dunloe Elementary — Built in 1967<br />

with additions in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Glendening Elementary — Built in<br />

1968 with addition in 1974.<br />

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

with an addition in the 1930s. Placed on<br />

the National Register of Historic Places in<br />

2009.<br />

•Madison Elementary — Built in 1967<br />

with additions in 1968 and 1969.<br />

•Sedalia Elementary — Built in 1969<br />

with addition in 1974.<br />

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

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

•Middle School Central — Built in<br />

stages as a high school between 1952-56.<br />

Placed on the National Register of Historic<br />

Places in 2009.<br />

•High School, built in 2018.<br />

School board meetings<br />

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

Education meets the second Wednesday of<br />

the month at 7 p.m. at the District Service<br />

Center, 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B,<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong>. The board may also schedule<br />

special meetings, as needed.<br />

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Memorial Day observance set in <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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the flower covered graves of<br />

generations of others buried<br />

there. Remember those who<br />

rest in the cemetery were<br />

once like us - laughing, loving,<br />

living - giving their all<br />

every day to better their<br />

community and country.<br />

Always remember.<br />

Area Memorial Day ceremonies<br />

include:<br />

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

The Memorial Day ceremony<br />

in <strong>Groveport</strong> will be<br />

held <strong>May</strong> 27 with the traditional<br />

parade at 1:30 p.m. and a ceremony<br />

directly after parade in the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Cemetery, which is located on Wirt Road<br />

near Heritage Park. The parade starts at<br />

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

proceeds west down Main Street to College<br />

Street, then south on College Street to the<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Cemetery.<br />

The guest speaker at the ceremony will<br />

be Greg Keller, who retired in 2012 from<br />

the Ohio Emergency Management Agency<br />

as Chief Disaster Recovery Branch, where<br />

he served the state for 32 years. He also<br />

retired in 1997 from the 179th Tactical<br />

Airlift Wing (Mansfield Lahm Airport)<br />

Ohio Air Guard as Captain, Chief of<br />

Intelligence 164 Airlift Squadron and<br />

served with the 179th from 1977 to 1997.<br />

Opening the ceremony is Commander<br />

Josh Saunders, American Legion, Robert<br />

Dutro, Post #486, followed by Hassan<br />

Roberts, a Columbus firefighter, singing<br />

the National Anthem. Warren Motts,<br />

founder/director of Motts Military<br />

Museum, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance<br />

Hann Farm's Market<br />

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and Chaplain Christi Hall,<br />

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

Police<br />

Department, will deliver the<br />

opening prayer. The<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison High<br />

School Marching Band will<br />

also perform.<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Lance Westcamp<br />

will honor local veterans by<br />

recognizing each Hometown<br />

Military Banner Honoree.<br />

The Hometown Military<br />

Banners will be displayed at<br />

the major Main Street intersections<br />

from Memorial Day<br />

to Veterans Day. On<br />

Memorial Day the banners<br />

will be displayed at Veterans<br />

Park on Main Street prior to<br />

being hung on poles later on Memorial<br />

Day.<br />

Veterans honored on the Hometown<br />

Military Banners this year are: Katie Ann<br />

Gearheart, U.S. Army; John Hougland,<br />

U.S. Army; U.S. Army; Paul V. McGonigle,<br />

U.S. Army; Thomas W. Stevenson, U.S.<br />

Army; Dwight “Eddie” Ward, U.S. Army;<br />

Eugene Williams Jr., U.S. Army; Joseph W<br />

Shannon Jr., U.S. Marine Corp; Donald<br />

Arlen Boso, U.S. Navy; David W. Eberle,<br />

U.S. Navy; Robert Lee Graham, U.S. Navy;<br />

Thomas R. Wilson, U.S. Navy; Tish R.<br />

Pack, U.S. Air Force.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> American Legion Robert<br />

Dutro Post 486, which has played a long<br />

time active role in the <strong>Groveport</strong> Memorial<br />

Day ceremony, is named after local resident,<br />

Private Robert Dutro, who in 1917 at<br />

the age of 15 joined the 6th Marine<br />

Regiment during World War I. He would<br />

later die in France on July 19, 1918 during<br />

the Aisne-Marne offensive. The Post was<br />

established in 1924. Follow the Post on<br />

Facebook @ groveportamericanlegion.<br />

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Tea & Symphony<br />

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Madison Township,<br />

along with two fraternal<br />

organizations,<br />

achieved this in 1876<br />

with the construction<br />

of <strong>Groveport</strong> Town<br />

Hall.<br />

For 148 years,<br />

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

has hosted cultural<br />

events including concerts,<br />

lectures,<br />

Rick<br />

dances, plays, and<br />

Palsgrove<br />

more. One of the<br />

more recent of such<br />

events was, “Tea Tasting with the<br />

Columbus Symphony Orchestra,” on <strong>May</strong><br />

4.<br />

Columbus Symphony Orchestra members<br />

David Thomas, on clarinet, and Betsy<br />

Sturdevant, on bassoon, played familiar<br />

classical music with a sprinkling of rag<br />

time and Irish folk tunes for an appreciative<br />

audience.<br />

Thomas said the symphony likes to do<br />

outreach programs like this to bring music<br />

to people.<br />

“We like to communicate with making<br />

music and share a little love,” said Thomas.<br />

“We bring music to people who might not<br />

have the opportunity to come see the full<br />

symphony perform.”<br />

The ballroom of <strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall<br />

lends itself well to the sounds of acoustic<br />

music and listening to the symphony members<br />

perform one could imagine oneself<br />

enjoying a similar experience in the <strong>19th</strong><br />

century.<br />

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

Community Affairs Executive Assistant<br />

Kristiauna Trelay, 78 people, many donning<br />

fancy hats and fine attire, attended<br />

the tea tasting.<br />

“We like to bring something fun and<br />

new to the community that people will<br />

enjoy,” said Trelay.<br />

As they listened to the lilting music,<br />

attendees sat at tables of fancy settings<br />

and finery and tasted six different types of<br />

tea. They also ate an assortment of cookies,<br />

biscuits, breads, and little sandwiches.<br />

Andrew Richardson of Liquid Proust,<br />

the company that provided the tea for the<br />

event, said the company is named for the<br />

writer Marcel Proust, who Richardson said<br />

“believed tastes and smells bring memories<br />

to our minds.”<br />

The six kinds of tea being tasted ranged<br />

from common flavors to darker and<br />

stronger varieties. They included: Feng<br />

Qing Black Tea, Taiwanese Black Tea,<br />

Dancong Oolong Tea, Chinese Dongfang<br />

Meiren Oolong Tea, Milk Oolong, and 1998<br />

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

Members of the Columbus Symphony<br />

Orchestra performed at “Tea Tasting<br />

with the Columbus Symphony<br />

Orchestra” at <strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall on<br />

<strong>May</strong> 4. Attendees enjoyed classical<br />

music while enjoying a variety of teas<br />

and tasty treats. Pictured here performing<br />

at the event are symphony members<br />

David Thomas on clarinet and Betsy<br />

Sturdevant on bassoon.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Community Affairs Program<br />

Coordinator Cristy Duckworth serving<br />

tea at the event.<br />

Ginseng Ripe Puerh Brick Tea.<br />

“Tea is the second most drank liquid<br />

after water,” noted Richardson, who added<br />

many countries cultivate tea and that the<br />

drink has many medicinal properties and<br />

flavors.<br />

When asked why there are so many<br />

kinds of teas, Richardson replied, “People<br />

have different palates and like different<br />

tastes. That’s why we have the old saying,<br />

‘That’s not my cup of tea.’”<br />

Tea has a relaxing, comforting quality<br />

about it. So grab a cookie or a biscuit and<br />

brew some tea because somewhere in the<br />

world it is always tea time!<br />

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

<strong>Messenger</strong>.


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shine). Tour tickets are free.<br />

“Last year the tour featured only garden<br />

club member gardens,” said Lacy<br />

Cooper, president of the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Garden Club. “However, the tour is not for<br />

members only. Some wonderful gardens in<br />

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Gardeners can contact groveportgardenclub@gmail.com<br />

for additional details<br />

on participating as a tour stop or for information<br />

on how to get tickets. Tour tickets<br />

will also be available for in-person pick-up<br />

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

Recreation Center, and the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Senior Center beginning June 11.<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Garden Club is also participating<br />

in a few gardening activities<br />

around the city.<br />

“We will be maintaining the herb garden<br />

at the Nature Center (log house) at<br />

Heritage Park,” said Cooper. “The herb<br />

garden will feature both culinary and<br />

medicinal herbs commonly grown and<br />

used in the Ohio River Valley in the early<br />

1800s and when the house was built.<br />

We’ve also rented a plot at the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Community Garden where we will grow<br />

some produce to donate to the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Food Pantry.”<br />

For information contact groveportgardenclub@gmail.com<br />

or on Facebook.<br />

CW’s Art on the Canal<br />

Canal Winchester’s 13th annual art<br />

stroll - Art on the Canal - will be held <strong>May</strong><br />

18 from noon to 6 p.m. in historic downtown<br />

Canal Winchester.<br />

Check out the variety of artistic works<br />

from central Ohio artists as well as music,<br />

dancing and performances. There will be<br />

painters, sculptors, wood workers, and<br />

jewelry makers, just to name a few. There<br />

will be fun for the children, too, from free<br />

splatter paint to a paint wall. Grab a bite<br />

to eat from one of the food vendors or stop<br />

in one of the downtown restaurants. The<br />

event is in the DORA district so grab that<br />

adult beverage to go if you wish.<br />

Downtown shops will host their own<br />

Makers on the Canal Craft show and local<br />

brewer Loose Rail will host its Crafters<br />

Corner during the art stroll. Visit Canal<br />

Winchester’s Historical Complex which<br />

includes the one-room Prentiss School<br />

building and the Hocking Valley ‘Queen of<br />

the Line” railroad to see what the historical<br />

society is doing to celebrate Founders’<br />

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CW’s Music in the Park<br />

The city of Canal Winchester invites<br />

families with children of all ages and<br />

adults alike to see the public works and<br />

public safety vehicles on display at the<br />

upcoming “Touch-A-Truck” event on <strong>May</strong><br />

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summer event series at Stradley Park, 30<br />

S. High St. From dump trucks to police<br />

cars, fire trucks, and more, get an up-close<br />

experience with vehicles from Fairfield<br />

County Sheriff’s Office, Madison<br />

Township Fire Department, Madison<br />

Township Police, South Central Power,<br />

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The event also features live music by<br />

Poverty String Band. Additional free<br />

hands-on activities and games will be<br />

available throughout the park.<br />

Attendees are encouraged to bring a<br />

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one of the food trucks on site, or carry-out<br />

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Visitors can purchase alcoholic beverages<br />

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More information on DORA is on the city’s<br />

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Come back on June 21 for Pet Palooza<br />

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Then on July 19, the Gas Pump Jockeys<br />

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Franklin County Board of Commissioners:<br />

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

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

Franklin County’s ‘Office on Aging Day’<br />

with the Columbus Clippers<br />

Scheduled for June 27<br />

For the past 22 years, the Franklin County Office on Aging has partnered<br />

with the Columbus Clippers to host their annual Office on Aging<br />

Day at the award-winning Huntington Park. Office on Aging Day with<br />

the Columbus Clippers provides seniors aged 60 and older a chance to<br />

gather with their family and friends for a fun-filled day at the ballpark<br />

through discounted ticket prices.<br />

This year’s Office on Aging Day with the Columbus Clippers is scheduled<br />

for Thursday, June 27, <strong>2024</strong>, at 12:05 p.m. in which the Columbus<br />

Clippers will go head-to-head with the Omaha Storm Chasers. Ticket<br />

prices for seniors will be $5.00 for bleacher seating and $6.00 for<br />

reserved seating, and those who purchase tickets by Friday, <strong>May</strong> 31,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, will also receive a free boxed lunch. Seniors who have a group of<br />

10 or more can also request free transportation through the Office on<br />

Aging by calling (614) 525-7666 by no later than Friday, <strong>May</strong> 31.<br />

This event also provides seniors the chance to connect with various<br />

community organizations that provide valuable resources to help<br />

seniors age in place, such as aging resources, caregiver & kinship<br />

support, mental health resources, financial assistance and more. Franklin<br />

County Health & Human Services agencies will also be in attendance<br />

to help residents gain access to food assistance, Medicaid, rental<br />

assistance, employment opportunities, child support, re-entry support<br />

and more.<br />

The day’s pre-ceremonial activities will include a ceremonial first pitch<br />

from Franklin County Board of Commissioner President, Kevin L.<br />

Boyce. Past local celebrities for the first pitch include former 10TV<br />

Anchor, Jerry Revish, Professional Baseball Player, Allan Lee Anderson,<br />

Community Leader and Civil Rights Activist, Don Elder, and the<br />

Office on Aging’s first African American female Director, Chanda<br />

Wingo.<br />

Franklin County seniors who are interested in attending the game can<br />

purchase tickets several ways. They can mail the order form found in<br />

the Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> to:<br />

Columbus Clippers<br />

ATTN: Spencer Harrison<br />

330 Huntington Park Lane<br />

Columbus, OH 43215<br />

Seniors can also purchase tickets by calling the Columbus Clippers<br />

Box Office at (614) 462-5250 or they can purchase tickets online at<br />

officeonaging.org. To request transportation for groups of 10 or more,<br />

call the Office on Aging at (614) 525-7666 by no later than Friday, <strong>May</strong><br />

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Township Police report<br />

According to the Madison Township<br />

Police, during April officers responded to<br />

297 dispatched calls and logged 16,108<br />

patrol miles.<br />

MTPD officers impounded 22 vehicles<br />

and used 1,541 gallons of fuel. In addition,<br />

seven OVI arrests were made - four in<br />

Blacklick Estates, and three near the<br />

Marwick Addition. To date, in <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

Madison Township officers have arrested<br />

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

Madison Schools, and Whitehall City<br />

Schools are joining forces to address critical<br />

staffing shortages by hosting a combined<br />

job fair on June 5 from 4-7 p.m. at<br />

Canal Winchester High School, 300<br />

Washington St., Canal Winchester.<br />

The event aims to fill key support staff<br />

positions, including paraprofessionals, bus<br />

drivers, aides, and custodians. The partner<br />

schools recognize the urgent need for these<br />

roles and are prepared to offer qualified<br />

candidates positions on the spot. Ideal candidates<br />

are individuals seeking meaningful<br />

work that positively impacts their community<br />

and the future of children in Central<br />

Ohio.<br />

“The partner schools are looking for<br />

dedicated individuals who are passionate<br />

about making a difference in the lives of<br />

students,” said Dr. Chris Green, Director of<br />

Diversity, Engagement, and Human<br />

Capital at <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools.<br />

“Working at a school offers a desirable<br />

schedule, excellent benefits, and the opportunity<br />

to contribute significantly to our<br />

community.”<br />

No teaching license is required for these<br />

positions, making them accessible to a<br />

wide range of candidates. Interested individuals<br />

are encouraged to attend the combined<br />

job fair to learn more about the available<br />

positions and the benefits of working<br />

in education.<br />

For information about the combined job<br />

fair, contact Megan Anthony at manthony@cwls.us.<br />

First ursday<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> will hold its First Thursday<br />

events this summer along the leisure path<br />

in Cruiser Park, 4677 Bixby Road, on June<br />

6 and Aug. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. First<br />

Thursday features live music, food trucks,<br />

more than 40 vendors, giveaways to the<br />

first 200 attendees, face painting and<br />

bounce house, a petting zoo, and more. The<br />

Aug. 1 event will include a dog show. The<br />

event and parking are free. Musical performers<br />

are: June 6 - Blake Lang; and<br />

Aug. 1 - Hilda and Mike. Giveaways are:<br />

June 6 - <strong>Groveport</strong> tote bag; and Aug. 1 -<br />

baseball hat.<br />

For information call 614-836-3333.<br />

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<strong>Groveport</strong> history films<br />

Two documentary films on the history of<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong>, produced by the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are<br />

now available for viewing online on<br />

YouTube.<br />

The films are: “<strong>Groveport</strong>: A Town and<br />

Its People” and “The Story of John S. Rarey<br />

and Cruiser.”<br />

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

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

photographs, artifacts, and documents<br />

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

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

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall’s operating hours.<br />

Call 614-836-3333.<br />

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

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

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

fourth Mondays of the month. Council<br />

holds its committee of the whole meeting<br />

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

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

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

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3) Who was the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police Chief<br />

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4) What was the original name of<br />

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T-Rex<br />

rampage<br />

A Tyrannosaurus<br />

rex, also know as<br />

a T-Rex, went rampaging<br />

on<br />

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Street on <strong>May</strong> 7.<br />

However, the T-<br />

Rex did not topple<br />

any buildings,<br />

stomp on any<br />

cars, or do battle<br />

with Mothra.<br />

Instead it was in<br />

town to bring<br />

some prehistoric<br />

excitement to the<br />

preschool kids’<br />

dinosaur program<br />

at KidSpace, 630<br />

Wirt Road. The<br />

dinosaur was<br />

brought to life by<br />

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

Chief Casey<br />

Adams who temporarily<br />

traded in<br />

his police uniform<br />

for a T-Rex costume.<br />

<strong>May</strong> 19, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> Cemetery, 1900<br />

This is a view of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Cemetery, located along Wirt Road, as it looked<br />

around 1900. The first burial in the cemetery was for Catherine G. Richardson in<br />

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<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison’s five<br />

year financial forecast<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools’ most recent<br />

five year financial forecast is positive.<br />

“The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison community<br />

puts a lot of faith in us to be good stewards<br />

of our community’s tax dollars,” said<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Treasurer Adam<br />

Collier. “We have greatly improved our<br />

standing in this category by weighing the<br />

cost/benefit of certain expenses and utilizing<br />

opportunistic grants.”<br />

Collier cited the line in the forecast entitled,<br />

“Excess Revenues and Other<br />

Financing Sources over (under)<br />

Expenditures and Other Financing,” as<br />

sign of financial stability. It shows the following<br />

amounts for the district for the<br />

upcoming fiscal years: $9.9 million for<br />

<strong>2024</strong>; $3.8 million for 2025; $315,996 for<br />

2026: $4.7 million for 2027; and $9.5 million<br />

for 2028.<br />

The forecast also shows these cash balances<br />

for the upcoming fiscal years: $45.6<br />

million in <strong>2024</strong>; $49.4 million in 2025;<br />

$$49.1 million in 2026; $44.4 million in<br />

2027; and $34.8 million in 2028.<br />

“This is our actual cash balance,” said<br />

Collier. “With this line showing roughly<br />

$45 million (for <strong>2024</strong>), this is at 52 percent<br />

of our expenses, which is a figure that positions<br />

us to have six months worth of cash.<br />

This is a universally comfortable level<br />

where school district treasurers like to<br />

live.”<br />

State revenue<br />

In his report to the <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison<br />

Board of Education, Collier stated the district<br />

is in line for a 12.6 percent increase in<br />

state funding in <strong>2024</strong> and a 2.8 percent<br />

increase in 2025. Last year there was a 2.5<br />

percent increase in state funding.<br />

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“For fiscal years 2026 to 2028 I assume<br />

a 1 percent increase (in state funding),”<br />

said Collier. “Projected growth is 68 students<br />

per year. Our biggest concern is<br />

always with State Foundation revenue and<br />

how much we are going to increase per<br />

year.”<br />

Expenses notes<br />

The forecast assumes an 8 percent<br />

increase in district employee wages and an<br />

11 percent increase in benefits in fiscal<br />

year <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Regarding purchased services, Collier is<br />

predicting a decrease of $1.2 million in fiscal<br />

year <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

“This is most transportation costs,” said<br />

Collier. “It is also savings from all departments<br />

on being fiscally responsible for<br />

their budgets and what they spend it on.”<br />

In fiscal year 2025 Collier is expecting a<br />

6 percent increase in purchased services<br />

and estimates fiscal years 2025 to 2028 will<br />

also see 6 percent increases.<br />

“This increase is due to an increase in<br />

utilities, Franklin County Education<br />

Services Center costs, and other large<br />

items that are mostly out of our control,”<br />

said Collier.<br />

Regarding supplies and materials,<br />

Collier said, “We are going to keep the supply<br />

budget fairly constant with a modest 3<br />

percent increase each year.”<br />

Added note<br />

Collier added it’s important to note that,<br />

at the board’s <strong>May</strong> 1 meeting, the district<br />

moved forward with the Ohio Facilities<br />

Construction Commission building project.<br />

“Those monies have no bearing on this<br />

five year forecast and are two different<br />

‘pots of money’ so-to-speak,” said Collier.<br />

“We do not use general fund money for<br />

building construction.”<br />

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Caution if consuming “Unfrosted”<br />

Beyond having the distinction as being<br />

one of the only sugar-filled foods that did<br />

not make my adolescent skin erupt like a<br />

volcano, I cannot say that the once frequent<br />

consumption of the Pop-Tarts breakfast<br />

pastry added any real value to my life<br />

when I was younger, particularly in regard<br />

to actual nutritional needs. As an adult —<br />

questionably — I cannot say the same when<br />

it comes to the recent consumption of Pop-<br />

Tarts related media because it is now twofor-two<br />

in providing a real sense of happiness<br />

to my old and weary soul.<br />

The first instance of this long forgotten<br />

breakfast staple becoming a beacon of joy in<br />

my life took place at a collegiate football<br />

game, of all things. It was at the conclusion<br />

of an otherwise uneventful bowl game<br />

between Kansas State and North Carolina<br />

State and the sponsors had just rolled out<br />

the float for the trophy presentation ceremony.<br />

Standing atop of the festively<br />

adorned structure was a gigantic and sweet<br />

faced pastry named Strawberry. As the official<br />

mascot of the inaugural Pop-Tarts<br />

Bowl, the smiling Strawberry whipped out<br />

a sign declaring “Dreams Really Do Come<br />

True” and waved manically as it was slowly<br />

lowered into an industrial sized toaster.<br />

Before the guests could get too whipped<br />

up from having seen a high fructose massacre,<br />

a secret compartment on the float<br />

opened to reveal an oversized Pop-Tart on<br />

the slab, frosted and toasted and ready to<br />

be consumed by the victorious — and apparently<br />

ravenous — Kansas State players.<br />

The sacrificial breakfast pastry moment<br />

went viral on the internet, deservedly so. It<br />

was one of the funniest and most bizarre<br />

scenes ever broadcast on television and it<br />

brought so much happiness because of the<br />

fact. Nearly six months have gone by since<br />

that event and I still go back and watch the<br />

clip whenever I need a good laugh.<br />

The second instance in which the breakfast<br />

pastry brought a sense of joy to my life<br />

was during a recent viewing of “Unfrosted,”<br />

a new movie on Netflix which is extremely<br />

loosely based on the race to create a shelfstable<br />

breakfast option. Unsurprisingly, it<br />

is as absurd as it sounds but unfortunately<br />

it never comes as close to the level of greatness<br />

of Strawberry cheerfully sailing into<br />

the big toaster in the sky.<br />

In this completely silly and mostly faux<br />

tale of the creation of the Pop-Tart, noted<br />

cereal enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld plays Bob<br />

Cabana, an executive at Kellogg’s who has<br />

three main concerns in life: paying the<br />

annual tuition of $200 for his children to<br />

attend college; saving enough money to<br />

replace his yard grass with sod; and finding<br />

a way to beat cereal rival Post to the<br />

creation of a shelf-stable breakfast pastry<br />

that could replace cereal as the top breakfast<br />

choice for kids across the country.<br />

Although Kellogg’s has been the reigning<br />

champs of the cereal industry for decades —<br />

they constantly sweep the annual breakfast<br />

award — CEO Edsel Kellogg III (Jim<br />

Gaffigan) has become somewhat paranoid<br />

over what Post CEO Marjorie Post (Amy<br />

Shumer) could have baking in the lab. In<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

order to quell his concerns<br />

that they could<br />

be usurped in the<br />

hearts of sugar-loving<br />

children around the<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

globe, he orders Bob to assemble a team of<br />

shrewd individuals to design and build this<br />

elusive breakfast beast.<br />

The first person he turns to is former<br />

colleague Donna “Stan” Stankowski<br />

(Melissa McCarthy), who left the company<br />

to join NASA to work on the moon race. To<br />

get her to come back, Bob ruefully asks<br />

whether she believes they will really go to<br />

the moon. When she expressed her belief<br />

that they would not, she is back on board,<br />

simple as that.<br />

With the dynamic duo back together<br />

they recruit a powerful breakfast commission<br />

that includes bicycle king Steve<br />

Schwinn (Jack McBrayer), fitness guru<br />

Jack LaLanne (James Marsden), ice cream<br />

connoisseur Tom Carrel (Adrian Martinez),<br />

pasta pro Chef Boy Ardee (Bobby<br />

Moynihan) and possible former war criminal<br />

Harold Von Braunhut (Thomas<br />

Lennon). Since none of these people on the<br />

breakfast commission actually know anything<br />

about the creation of breakfast<br />

meals, chaos quickly ensues. Over the<br />

course of several weeks in the Kellogg’s lab,<br />

a sentient sea monkey gets baked into ravioli,<br />

one of the commissioners loses his life<br />

in a freak taste testing accident, and they<br />

have to grapple with an underground<br />

movement led by Frosted Flakes mascot<br />

Tony the Tiger (a grrreat Hugh Grant) to<br />

sabotage the breakfast pastry movement.<br />

I cannot in good faith say that<br />

“Unfrosted” is a “good” film. It is not.<br />

Seinfeld, making his directorial debut, is<br />

limited in his vision (it essentially amounts<br />

to a point and shoot direction) and the<br />

screenplay he co-wrote with “Bee Movie”<br />

scribes Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, and<br />

Andy Robin does not even attempt to tell a<br />

complete narrative — the third act crumbles<br />

like a pastry, as if everyone ran out of ideas<br />

and just decided to throw absurdities at the<br />

wall. None of these things are promising in<br />

a movie. And yet…I laughed. A lot. I<br />

laughed because this movie about the<br />

invention of the Pop-Tart and its rival, the<br />

Post Country Squares, is very, very, silly<br />

and sometimes you just need something<br />

very, very silly in your life.<br />

Much like the actual breakfast pastry —<br />

or any other food stuffed with sugar — I<br />

urge caution if you want to consume<br />

“Unfrosted” because I know its humor will<br />

not be for everyone. It’s completely absurd,<br />

it completely embraces that absurdity, and<br />

it completely expects the viewer to do so as<br />

well. Not everyone can, of course, but the<br />

viewing experience will be so much better<br />

if you put seriousness aside.<br />

Grade: B<br />

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

and columnist.


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5/26 A<br />

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