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<strong>May</strong> 19 - June 1, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 15<br />

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Firefighters,<br />

flowers, and<br />

cat fundraisers<br />

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

What do Pleasant Township firefighters<br />

have in common with a resilient cat who<br />

survived five days with a jar stuck on its<br />

head? They both came together to host<br />

fundraising events this past weekend for<br />

the benefit of animals and humans alike.<br />

On <strong>May</strong> 10-12, the Pleasant Township<br />

Fire Department hosted its annual<br />

flower sale to raise money for its union,<br />

Local 2937. Using the proceeds of the<br />

flower sale, the department is able to<br />

hold a number of events throughout the<br />

year to teach children fire safety and<br />

also feed the local community during<br />

the Breakfast with Santa event. On one<br />

of the flower sale days, the department<br />

welcomed Kim Wonacott Hartley with<br />

Tame A Cat Rescue. She was selling jewelry<br />

to raise money for the rescue organization<br />

as they care for their new<br />

charge, a 5-month-old feline affectionately<br />

named Jarhead who was found last<br />

month in the area with a plastic jar stuck<br />

on its head. Facilitated by Wonacott<br />

Hartley, Scar Shine with Rico Pet<br />

Recovery, and a slew of concerned residents,<br />

they were able to trap the cat after<br />

he hid in insulation underneath a mobile<br />

home and bring it back to health. Shown<br />

here among the flowers at the fundraising<br />

event On <strong>May</strong> 11 are Pleasant<br />

Township Firefighter Josh Krebs and<br />

Jarhead. Although the department was<br />

not dispatched for this particular rescue<br />

mission, the department often rescues<br />

animals in distress.<br />

Recovering from the trauma of his recent<br />

ordeal, Jarhead (right) relaxes and soaks<br />

in the sight of beautiful flowers. Wonacott<br />

Hartley said he was given that name in<br />

honor of the U.S. Marines. “He is resilient,<br />

just like they are.” Wonacott Hartley is<br />

currently trying to tame the feral cat and<br />

transition him to a loving and forever<br />

home in the future. To keep up with the<br />

latest news on Jarhead and his fellow<br />

felines at Tame A Cat Rescue, visit<br />

Wonacott Hartley’s Facebook page at Kim<br />

Wonacott Hartley.<br />

RecSchool rebuild<br />

cost is over estimate<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

The plan to construct a new <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

RecSchool building at Gantz Park is moving<br />

forward, but at a higher cost than originally<br />

anticipated.<br />

At the <strong>May</strong> 6 meeting, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Council approved a resolution to waive<br />

provisions of the Ohio Revised Code to<br />

accept bids for the RecSchool project.<br />

According to <strong>City</strong> Administrator Chuck<br />

Boso, the city received four bids for the<br />

building project. All were more than the 10<br />

percent limit over the estimate.<br />

“This (legislation) gives us the ability to<br />

award that contract,” said Boso regarding<br />

waiving the provisions due to costs coming<br />

in higher than anticipated.<br />

See RECSCHOOL page 3<br />

Inside<br />

Pets of the Week ................. 20<br />

School News<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School NJROTC unit<br />

honored for its excellence Page 5<br />

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School district to changes its policy<br />

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Memorial Day Parade and Service<br />

The Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion<br />

Paschall Post 164 and Veterans of Foreign War 8198, will begin at<br />

11 a.m. on <strong>May</strong> 27. The parade will start at Our Lady of Perpetual<br />

Help Church, 3730 Broadway and travel to <strong>City</strong> Hall in the Town<br />

Center. After the parade, there will be a traditional service at<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Cemetery, 3605 <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Road. This is a rain-orshine<br />

event. Following the service, the American Legion Post 164<br />

is hosting an open house, 3363 McDowell Road, for the remainder<br />

of the day. The event is open to the public and includes food and<br />

beverages. For additional information, call the American Legion<br />

Paschall Post 164 at 614-875-5106 or visit grovecityohio.gov.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Why Supporting Small<br />

Business MATTERS!<br />

Dear Neighbor,<br />

As a State Senator, small business owner, and nonprofit<br />

CEO, I am keenly aware of the vital role that<br />

small businesses play in our communities. In honor<br />

of Small Business Month, I am calling all Ohioans<br />

to get out and support their favorite small business<br />

as your support plays a significant role in a<br />

creating vibrant, flourishing communities. Small<br />

businesses are the backbone of our local economy,<br />

fostering job creation, innovation, and a unique<br />

character that defines our neighborhoods. Beyond<br />

their economic contributions, small businesses<br />

have an unparalleled capacity to make a meaningful<br />

impact on our communities through their commitment<br />

to giving back.<br />

When small businesses succeed, they generate<br />

employment opportunities, helping to reduce unemployment<br />

rates and improve the standard of living.<br />

Every local store, restaurant, or service<br />

provider that thrives contributes to a more robust<br />

and resilient economy. Moreover, small businesses<br />

often source their products locally, ensuring economic<br />

benefits circulate within our community<br />

and supporting other local enterprises and suppliers.<br />

The impact of small business extends beyond economics.<br />

I have witnessed firsthand the intersection<br />

between business and philanthropy. Many small<br />

businesses partner with local charities, sponsor<br />

community events, and support local schools and<br />

community initiatives. Such acts of generosity and<br />

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Flowers for fire safety<br />

Hundreds of local residents and those who live in neighboring<br />

communities came out to purchase beautiful flowers and<br />

plants during Jackson Township Fire Department’s annual<br />

flower and plant sale. Taking place from <strong>May</strong> 8–12, the popular<br />

fundraiser allows its union, Local 2672, to host a variety<br />

of events throughout the year that teach children fire safety<br />

lessons and also provide outreach services to the community.<br />

Pictured here with a few of the beautiful hanging baskets<br />

up for sale at the fundraising event on <strong>May</strong> 10 are (from left<br />

to right) firefighters Chris Carper, Dustin McCoy, Chad<br />

Layton, Peyton Strader and honorary firefighter and ambassador<br />

Colton Showalter.<br />

Colton Showalter assists with the placement of the flowers.


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RECSCHOOL<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

Boso said the bids ranged in cost from $1.9 million to $2.1 million.<br />

Architects the city had worked with estimated that the project<br />

would cost $1.2 million.<br />

Councilman Randy Holt said the bids were significantly higher<br />

that what was estimated.<br />

“I just wonder why the architect’s estimate was so far off,” he<br />

said.<br />

Boso said city administrators and architects are trying to find<br />

the answer to that question.<br />

In March, city council approved a development plan for the<br />

Gantz Park RecSchool Program Center. This will be a 3,417<br />

square foot building in Gantz Park (2255 Home Road), the original<br />

site of the program that aims to educate preschool-aged children.<br />

The RecSchool program had been held at the Kingston Center<br />

for the last year. It was previously housed in the big red barn at<br />

Gantz Park. However, in the summer of 2022, city officials discovered<br />

that a colony of bats were living in the building and those<br />

bats caused extensive damage to the barn.<br />

Though efforts were made to save the barn that had been at the<br />

park for about a century, the decision was made to demolish the<br />

building.<br />

The planned building will be in the same area of the park as<br />

the former barn and will include a deck off the back of the building<br />

that overlooks the park. The space will include three classrooms.<br />

Two of the classrooms will be for educating children and one<br />

Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop<br />

The Heart of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop<br />

will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on <strong>May</strong> 24 in the Town Center at<br />

Park Street and Broadway. This event will be held on select<br />

Friday evenings from <strong>May</strong> through October. Visit the Heart of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> website for additional information.<br />

would be used as a multi-purpose space for play, training, or community<br />

events. With the extra space, the RecSchool program<br />

should be able to increase its number of students from 136 to 150.<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> RecSchool offers a setting where nature is<br />

incorporated into the lesson plans for the students.<br />

<strong>City</strong> officials appropriated over $1.6 million in the <strong>2024</strong> budget<br />

for the RecSchool Center. At its next meeting, to be held on <strong>May</strong><br />

20, the council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would set<br />

aside an additional $250,000 for the added expense of building the<br />

center. Once the council approves that legislation, the city can<br />

award the bid.<br />

<strong>City</strong> officials hope to start construction this year.<br />

<strong>May</strong> 19, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

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50th Wedding Anniversary!<br />

They were married on <strong>May</strong> 25, 1974 in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

OH. They are the parents of 3 children: Sarah Stidham,<br />

of Kenton; Levi Riemenschneider, of Hilliard;<br />

and Jordan Riemenschneider, of Clarksburg. They<br />

are the proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren. Ed<br />

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The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) was<br />

designated as the Most Outstanding Unit of Area 14 for the 2023/24 school year.<br />

An ‘outstanding’ NJROTC unit<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host several<br />

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

•<strong>May</strong> 24 from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Drury<br />

Inn and Suites <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 4109 Parkway<br />

Centre Drive<br />

•<strong>May</strong> 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> United Methodist Church, 2684<br />

Columbus St.<br />

•<strong>May</strong> 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at<br />

Mount Carmel <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 5300 North<br />

Meadows Drive<br />

•<strong>May</strong> 28 from 12 to 6 p.m. at First<br />

Baptist Church of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 3301 Orders<br />

Road<br />

•<strong>May</strong> 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at<br />

Converse Electric, 3783 Gantz Road<br />

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-<br />

448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

News and Notes<br />

In early <strong>May</strong>, the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High<br />

School Navy Junior Reserve Officer<br />

Training Corps (NJROTC) was designated<br />

as the Most Outstanding Unit of Area 14<br />

for the 2023/24 school year. Area 14 comprises<br />

26 NJROTC units within the region<br />

(encompassing programming in Indiana,<br />

Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West<br />

Virginia) and is one of 23 areas overall<br />

across the country representing 614 individual<br />

units.<br />

“This exhaustive accomplishment is<br />

incredibly meaningful for the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

High School program as it underscores our<br />

commitment to excellence and showcases<br />

the caliber of talent and dedication within<br />

our NJROTC cadets,” said unit<br />

Commander Dustin Martin. “The accomplishment<br />

speaks volumes about our young<br />

men and women and their drive for success.<br />

I am immensely proud of these cadets<br />

and how their remarkable achievements<br />

reflect not only their capabilities, but also<br />

the collective spirit of excellence we strive<br />

to carry within our program. Their hard<br />

work, service to their community, and passion<br />

are truly commendable, and they truly<br />

represent the best of their generation.”<br />

Selection criteria for the honors are<br />

based on each unit’s academic, competition,<br />

and community service work within their<br />

area, measured against the efforts of their<br />

peers in the region. The distinction marks<br />

the first time since 1998 that the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> High School unit has received this distinction.<br />

Camp Invention<br />

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized<br />

nonprofit summer enrichment camp<br />

program, is coming to Richard Avenue<br />

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

Camp Invention challenges children in<br />

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

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

Through hands-on activities, Camp<br />

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

engineering and mathematics)<br />

learning; builds confidence, leadership,<br />

perseverance and resourcefulness; and<br />

encourages entrepreneurship – all in a<br />

fun and engaging environment.<br />

All local Camp Invention programs are<br />

facilitated and taught by qualified educators<br />

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

Camp Invention serves 118,000 students<br />

every year and partners with more<br />

than 2,200 schools and districts across the<br />

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Cemetery Cleanup<br />

Volunteers are needed to help cleanup<br />

and plant flowers at Ebenezer M.E.<br />

Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. <strong>May</strong> 22.<br />

The cemetery is located at the corner of<br />

Johnson and Kunz roads in Pleasant<br />

Township. This is an effort to beautify the<br />

cemetery before Memorial Day, as the<br />

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Summer Sizzle concerts<br />

Enjoy the charm of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Town<br />

Center set to music Friday evenings as<br />

open-air concerts fill the warm summer air<br />

during the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Summer Concert<br />

Series.<br />

The concerts begin on <strong>May</strong> 24. From<br />

<strong>May</strong> through August, the concerts will take<br />

place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Through<br />

September, the concerts will take place<br />

from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Concerts will be held at<br />

the Town Center Park, 3359 Park St.<br />

Summer Sizzle Schedule:<br />

•<strong>May</strong> 24 - <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Community<br />

Winds Patriotic marches and jazz<br />

•June 7 - Marquis 66<br />

•June 14 - Phantomz<br />

•June 21 - Blues Therapy<br />

•July 5 - Columbus Brass Band<br />

•July 19 - 50 Steps Up<br />

•Aug. 2 - Rezes-Hall Band<br />

•Aug. 16 - The Usual Suspects<br />

•Aug. 30 - These Guys Live<br />

•Sept. 13 - Simba Jordan Band<br />

•Sept. 20 - The Twilights<br />

•Sept. 27 - The Conspiracy Band<br />

For additional information, call the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parks and Recreation office at<br />

614-277-3050 or visit grovecityohio.gov.<br />

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community events<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 />

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

Saturday of each month, <strong>May</strong> through<br />

September. For more information or to<br />

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

Steve Jackson at 614-871-0081.<br />

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Samantha DeCastro<br />

Monterey student<br />

honored for art<br />

Monterey Elementary School first grader<br />

Samantha DeCastro has been named a<br />

National PTA Reflections Art Show winner<br />

for the 2023/24 school year. DeCastro<br />

was one of seven students in the state of<br />

Ohio to take home the prestigious national<br />

honors and of those seven she was one of<br />

two to receive their highest mark of excellence.<br />

Each year, PTA organizations and<br />

schools team-up to host a Reflections Art<br />

Show across the country. Following that<br />

art show, winning art submissions then go<br />

on to each state’s PTA governing body for<br />

judging.<br />

At the local level within the South-<br />

Western <strong>City</strong> School District, the district<br />

council of PTA’s held its annual<br />

Reflections Art Show on Dec. 5, 2023 at the<br />

South-Western Career Academy and recognized<br />

district award winners on March<br />

19. This year’s theme for the event was “I<br />

am hopeful because…” calling on young<br />

artists to draw, perform, sing, or create<br />

pieces of art that reflect both optimism and<br />

gratitude in pursuing their dreams.<br />

Following extensive state judging,<br />

DeCastro was named one of 31 district students<br />

who took home Ohio PTA Reflections<br />

Award honors in late April. Her success<br />

would ultimately culminate with the<br />

recent announcement that her submission<br />

would take home recognition as a National<br />

PTA Reflections Award winner for<br />

2023/24.<br />

DeCastro’s award winning submission<br />

came through the dance choreography category<br />

where each submission was judged<br />

not only by its categorical value, but was<br />

also judged by the student’s supplementary<br />

artist statement. Accompanying her<br />

award winning Irish dance was her artist<br />

statement that read as follows: “I am hopeful<br />

because I want other people to learn<br />

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DeCastro first started Irish performative<br />

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Managing the legislative work that gets completed<br />

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of leadership. In a previous column, I described<br />

the responsibilities of our House Speaker,<br />

Jason Stephens of Lawrence County. He presides<br />

over the legislature during our meetings, directs<br />

legislative procedures, and appoints committee<br />

chairs and members. Today I will describe the<br />

remaining House officers and summarize their<br />

responsibilities.<br />

The Speaker Pro Tempore becomes the temporary<br />

Speaker in the absence of the Speaker. The position<br />

for this General Assembly is held by Scott Oelslager<br />

of Canton, a 34-year veteran of the legislature.<br />

The Majority Floor Leader (or, simply, Majority<br />

Leader) develops and implements the legislative<br />

agenda of the majority (Republican) caucus. Bill<br />

Seitz of Cincinnati, a 20-plus year legislator, currently<br />

holds that position. The Assistant Majority<br />

Leader assists the Majority Leader in these endeavors.<br />

Jon Cross of Findlay fills this position.<br />

The Majority Whip is Jim Hoops, a third-term legislator<br />

from the northwest corner of Ohio. He is responsible<br />

for monitoring legislation and securing<br />

votes for a given bill’s passage. It’s been my experience<br />

thus far that he keeps a pulse of each representative’s<br />

support (or lack thereof) of a measure,<br />

rather than tries to persuade support. I never have<br />

been instructed to do anything but vote my conscience<br />

on any bill; the Whip simply keeps track of<br />

intended votes. The Assistant Majority Whip is<br />

Sharon Ray of Medina. The term Whip originated in<br />

the Parliament of Great Britain and derives from the<br />

”whipper-in” at a fox hunt.<br />

The leadership of the minority party (Democratic)<br />

caucus consists of the Minority and Assistant Minority<br />

Floor Leader and the Minority and Assistant Minority<br />

Whip. Their roles are similar to those of their<br />

majority counterparts. The current Minority Leader<br />

is Allison Russo of Upper Arlington, and the Assistant<br />

Minority Leader is Dontavius Jarrells of Columbus,<br />

whose district abuts ours on the north and east.<br />

The Minority Whip is Dani Isaacsohn of Cincinnati<br />

(the only freshman legislator in leadership) and the<br />

Assistant Minority Whip is Michele Grim of Toledo.<br />

Although the entire House votes on all the leadership<br />

positions, legislators typically (but not always)<br />

defer to their respective party selections, especially<br />

for the Leader and Whip positions. The current<br />

make-up of the House is 67 Republicans and 32<br />

Democrats. The Senate manages itself similarly.<br />

There are 26 Republican and 7 Democratic Senators<br />

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

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

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An English labrador retriever named<br />

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For the last seven years, the certified<br />

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Sheriff Deputy Darrah Metz. Working in<br />

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The duo say that even though they have<br />

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School.<br />

Since 2017, Mattis and Metz have been<br />

serving as the relief school resource officers<br />

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staff say their dedication to the school community<br />

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Wanting to express her support in seeing<br />

Mattis and Metz as more permanent<br />

fixtures at the school, guidance counselor<br />

Christina Shore did something she considered<br />

to be out of character for her: signing<br />

up to speak before the district’s board of<br />

education on its existing ‘animals on district<br />

property’ policy.<br />

At a public meeting in January, Shore<br />

went before the board to seek a reevaluation<br />

of the policy by including language<br />

allowing certified therapy dogs to be on<br />

school premises. She told the board that<br />

the impact the therapy dog and its human<br />

handler have had on the school community<br />

was too important to allow vagueness in<br />

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“Deputy Metz understands our community,<br />

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him “critical” to the work of school<br />

counselors as he brings a “calmness” with<br />

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The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce and greater <strong>Grove</strong><br />

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The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of<br />

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Women’s Business Forum on <strong>May</strong> 8 at the<br />

Aladdin Shrine Center in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

Women from across industries had a<br />

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This year attendees heard from<br />

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want you to meet all four of them.<br />

Jen Kelley<br />

Jen joined My Business Resource, a<br />

human resources consulting firm headquartered<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> in 2020 as an HR<br />

Consultant. She currently serves as Client<br />

Services Director, where she is responsible<br />

for leading strategic client conversations,<br />

guiding the team of HR consultants, developing<br />

new strategies, and ensuring that<br />

clients receive exceptional service at every<br />

touch point with My Business Resource.<br />

Jen received her Bachelor’s degree from<br />

Ohio Wesleyan University and her MBA<br />

from The Ohio State University, and is<br />

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improvement project that doesn’t involve<br />

plumbing or electrical work. She lives in<br />

Gahanna with her husband Dan and their<br />

four badly-behaved cats.<br />

Presentation Title & Description:<br />

“From Boomers to Zoomers: Unveiling the<br />

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We will explore the intricate interplay of<br />

generational differences within the modern<br />

workplace, spanning from Baby Boomers to<br />

Generation Z, colloquially known as<br />

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work preferences of each generation, we<br />

uncover how these dynamics shape organizational<br />

culture, teamwork, leadership,<br />

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diverse perspectives and expectations of<br />

Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Zoomers,<br />

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strengths of their workforce. This presentation<br />

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generational gaps, enhancing intergenerational<br />

communication, and leveraging<br />

generational diversity in the rapidly evolving<br />

landscape of the modern workplace.<br />

Why do you think it’s important women come<br />

together for events like the WELEAD Forum?<br />

Events like the WELEAD Forum play a<br />

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advancing gender equality, and<br />

empowering women to reach their full<br />

potential in leadership roles. Being surrounded<br />

by other women who have achieved<br />

success in various fields can be incredibly<br />

empowering. It offers a supportive environment<br />

where women can gain confidence,<br />

share challenges, and celebrate each other's<br />

accomplishments.<br />

What message do you hope attendees will<br />

take home from you?<br />

I am hoping attendees are empowered to<br />

navigate generational differences effectively,<br />

leverage the strengths of each generation,<br />

and create inclusive workplaces where<br />

all women can succeed.<br />

You’re an attendee too, what do you hope<br />

to learn from others?<br />

I am always moved by the personal stories<br />

of struggle and strength that have<br />

brought these speakers to where they are<br />

today. From women breaking down barriers,<br />

to the fearless nature of those who continue<br />

to fall but never fail to get back up, I<br />

just love being inspired by those for whom<br />

"quit" and "failure" are never options.<br />

Sue Hiser<br />

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individual, the team, and the organization.<br />

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bring them together for collective success?<br />

The presentation, "The Generations: How<br />

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Together," delves into the dynamics that<br />

shape our diverse perspectives and behaviors,<br />

and provides strategies for moving forward<br />

through connection and understanding.<br />

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Why do you think it’s important women<br />

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Women supporting each other through<br />

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the future to face the challenges in our<br />

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What message do you hope attendees will<br />

take home from you?<br />

How important the role each of us plays<br />

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Amy Ankerson<br />

Amy is the Senior Vice President and<br />

General Manager at Scioto Downs in<br />

Columbus, OH. A gaming veteran, Amy<br />

has worked in the industry since 2005.<br />

A Wisconsin native, Amy graduated from<br />

the University of Wisconsin Stout with her<br />

bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and<br />

Tourism Management. Upon completion of<br />

college, she took a role at Lady Luck Casino<br />

- Marquette and spent her first eleven years<br />

in gaming working in Iowa. In 2016, she<br />

ventured to Missouri to explore an opportunity<br />

at Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau where<br />

she oversaw the marketing operations.<br />

Excited to get back to the Midwest, she<br />

moved to Columbus in 2018 to become the<br />

Director of Marketing at Scioto Downs and<br />

later serving as the Regional Vice President<br />

of Marketing for the Central Region within<br />

Caesars. In <strong>May</strong> of 2021, Amy stepped into<br />

the General Manger role at Scioto Downs,<br />

the first female to hold the title of SVP/GM<br />

at the property.<br />

As General Manger, Amy oversees all<br />

the day-to-day operations of Scioto Downs,<br />

encompassing a team of over 400 team<br />

members with an operation consisting of<br />

over 2,100 VLT machines, live harness racing<br />

from <strong>May</strong>-September, a brick and mortar<br />

sportsbook and three food and beverage<br />

outlets, soon to be 4 with the addition of<br />

Guy’s Trattoria, a celebrity chef restaurant<br />

patterned with Guy Fieri. This will be Guy<br />

Fieri’s first Italian inspired food outlet.<br />

In <strong>May</strong> of 2021, less than a week after<br />

becoming General Manager, Amy was diagnosed<br />

with Breast Cancer. She overcame<br />

the illness after enduring months of<br />

chemotherapy, radiation and multiple<br />

surgeries. Along with being a mother and<br />

wife, she was also able to add survivor to<br />

her list of accomplishments in life. In her<br />

spare time Amy enjoys coaching her children<br />

in sports and when time allows, she<br />

can be seen cruising the backroads of Ohio<br />

on her Heritage Classic Harley Davidson<br />

motorcycle.<br />

Presentation title & description:<br />

“The Woman in the Arena”<br />

Amy shares her experience of being a<br />

female leader in a predominantly male lead<br />

industry, being a wife and mother, all when<br />

breast cancer challenged her in multiple<br />

ways.<br />

Why do you think it’s important women<br />

come together for events like the WELEAD<br />

Forum?<br />

To share experiences, network and build<br />

connections and realize that we are all<br />

more alike and have so many similarities<br />

than we all think.<br />

What message do you hope attendees will<br />

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Life is tough, but so are you. In most<br />

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You’re an attendee too, what do you hope<br />

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To hopefully see that I am not in this<br />

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and share real, raw stories that life is hard,<br />

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Alex Varney<br />

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While waiting for Ohio to decide what<br />

kind of weather we’ll have for the month (or<br />

week…or hour…), the Chamber team<br />

caught up with Becky Moehl, owner of both<br />

Darby Landscape Supply and Darby Fields<br />

and Flowers. Darby Landscape Supply is<br />

ready to work with customers who are<br />

ready to dive into spring landscaping for<br />

their home or business. She shared a few<br />

quick tips with us that are helpful for home<br />

or business and all skill levels of gardeners<br />

or landscapers.<br />

•On the off chance you hadn’t heard…<br />

Ohio weather is quite unpredictable. A gorgeous<br />

day for garden work could be followed<br />

by a freezing night, which we’ve seen<br />

this year already. Additionally, even if the<br />

air temperature feels great for you to be<br />

outside, your ground may still be too cold.<br />

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to begin planting, which has arrived!<br />

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Quick landscape tips from<br />

Darby Landscape Supply<br />

•Humans need nutrients. Animals need<br />

nutrients. And so does the soil. Becky<br />

advises fertilizing in the spring to foster<br />

growth for summer blooms. Not sure what<br />

fertilizer to look for? Beck recommends an<br />

all-around fertilizer 10-10-10 that can satisfactorily<br />

fertilize most any soil.<br />

•Have a spot in your yard, garden, or<br />

even business landscape where nothing<br />

grows, or nothing grows well? Not every<br />

plant grows well in every type of soil. Soil<br />

testing can unlock the secrets of what is<br />

needed to grow a plant in that ground, and<br />

can even help you make plant selections.<br />

Becky is a wealth of knowledge when it<br />

comes to plants, landscaping, and ensuring<br />

good growth of plants. Feel free to reach out<br />

to her with additional questions, or to see<br />

how Darby Landscape Supply can help you<br />

achieve your garden and landscape dreams<br />

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Farmers’ Market is underway<br />

The 35th season of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Farmers’ Market kicked off on <strong>May</strong> 11 in<br />

the Historic Town Center of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

This year’s market will run every<br />

Saturday with Sept. 14 being the final date<br />

for the <strong>2024</strong> season. Availability of produce<br />

will be determined by the weather and<br />

growing season of Ohio, with early season<br />

produce making an appearance, while summer<br />

favorites such as sweet corn and various<br />

melons will arrive further into summer.<br />

In total, over 90 vendors will participate<br />

at some point in this year’s Farmers’<br />

Market. Some vendors may not be at the<br />

Market every week, but follow along on<br />

Facebook to stay up with announcements<br />

or to ask about your favorite vendors:<br />

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Many sponsors and volunteers come<br />

together to make 19 weeks of this year’s<br />

Farmers’ Market possible, including presenting<br />

sponsor Mount Carmel <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

and farm-to-table sponsor Wright-Patt<br />

Credit Union.<br />

The most up-to-date details on vendors<br />

and even a market map can be found on the<br />

Market’s<br />

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HR Essentials: Advice for first time managers<br />

By Jen Kelley<br />

My Business Resource<br />

(Jen was recently the keynote speaker at the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce’s<br />

WELEAD Women in Business Forum, so a big<br />

thank you to Jen!)<br />

It’s finally happened — you put in the<br />

time and effort and you received that long<br />

awaited promotion — to manager. Once the<br />

excitement wears off - for many first-time<br />

managers - is when the panic sets in.<br />

You’ve transitioned from a top-notch<br />

independent contributor, and now find<br />

yourself (especially if you work in a small to<br />

mid-sized business) accountable for not<br />

only your own deliverables, but the deliverables<br />

of others, as well.<br />

Not to mention the people you are now<br />

responsible for guiding, supervising and<br />

creating an environment where they feel<br />

empowered to do their best work possible.<br />

Perhaps you’ve never managed others<br />

before.<br />

Or you’ve never delegated tasks.<br />

Or maybe you’ve never been in a situation<br />

where the work someone else does is a<br />

direct reflection of your abilities.<br />

Pretty scary, right?<br />

Fear not — with a little time and focus on<br />

the following three guideposts, what once<br />

seemed a daunting undertaking will<br />

become your new norm.<br />

Ask for — or seek out — a mentor.<br />

Many companies will have formal programs<br />

for new supervisors, whereby a seasoned<br />

manager takes you under their wing,<br />

and helps guide you through the nuances of<br />

supervising others and delegating tasks to<br />

direct reports.<br />

But often, there are no formal mentoring<br />

programs for newly minted people or<br />

process leaders.<br />

If a program doesn’t exist in your organization,<br />

seek out a manager you admire<br />

and respect — and ask for his or her help as<br />

you navigate the ropes.<br />

Remember — a mentor’s role is not to tell<br />

you how they did it — but to offer insight on<br />

how they may have handled a particular<br />

situation, and serve as a trusted advisor to<br />

bounce ideas off of.<br />

As you are coming into your own, you’ll<br />

find some of these lessons are spot on — and<br />

some you’ll need to tweak to fit your unique<br />

style. That’s exactly what these relationships<br />

are designed to do.<br />

Solicit feedback. A colleague of mine<br />

once said, “Feedback is a gift — you just<br />

don’t get to choose the package it comes in.”<br />

When starting a new position — and<br />

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going to be a critical component of really<br />

understanding what works, and what doesn’t.<br />

And while we all love positive feedback,<br />

constructive feedback is often times far<br />

more important.<br />

Be open to what is being shared with<br />

you, ask questions, and commit to trying<br />

things a new way — even if it feels foreign at<br />

first.<br />

The best managers I’ve worked with<br />

(even the seasoned ones) have a deep desire<br />

to understand what they can be doing differently<br />

or better — even if it’s something<br />

they’ve done a hundred times before.<br />

Make mistakes!<br />

People — and this includes managers —<br />

aren’t perfect.<br />

That’s why pencils have erasers.<br />

While new managers have a deep fear of<br />

doing something wrong, or being incorrect,<br />

mistakes and missteps should be encouraged<br />

— as long as we can absorb the lessons<br />

that are ripe for the taking.<br />

We learn so much more when plans go<br />

awry than when things go exactly as<br />

designed.<br />

These learning opportunities are pivotal<br />

as you grow into your new role and have<br />

the added benefit of helping you discover<br />

the type of manager you really want to be.<br />

Striving for excellence, as opposed to<br />

seeking perfection, should be your goal — an<br />

exercise that will continue to serve you for<br />

years to come as your career evolves.<br />

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Foundation scholarships<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Chamber Foundation<br />

awarded its spring round of scholarships in<br />

late April, with scholarships going to high<br />

school seniors in the class of <strong>2024</strong>, and various<br />

students affiliated with the Chamber.<br />

A total of $17,000 was awarded to 33<br />

students. To date, this brings the total the<br />

Foundation has awarded since its founding<br />

in 2012 to $187,000 and 303 recipients.<br />

These students were awarded the following<br />

scholarships:.<br />

•Chamber Affiliate Scholarship recipients:<br />

Alex Blain, Kaleb Coakley, Ava<br />

Holser, Nicholas Garcia, Shaina Rowe,<br />

Abbygail Tier, Kara Wilmoth.<br />

•Designated/Named Scholarships:<br />

Heart of the Foundation in the name of<br />

Sharon Downs: Rohit Basu; Creative<br />

Mobile Interiors: Aiden Louis Eckel and<br />

Landon Vandegrift; Credit Union of Ohio:<br />

Kalyan Henson and Evan Rardon;<br />

Franklin County Banking Center: Anyelis<br />

Gonzalez-Guilarte; Fred Jahn Reiner<br />

Memorial: Abby Fisher; Gary Gabriel: Ava<br />

Garringer; <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Smiles: Hannah<br />

Rauch; KEMBA: Juan Valle Neito; Shirley<br />

Spellman Memorial: Savannah Gullion;<br />

Telhio: Emily Knapp; WELEAD: Madison<br />

Dunn; WesBanco: Austin Issacs and Jude<br />

Kasan.<br />

•High School Senior Scholarships:<br />

Layne Becerril-Barrera, Bryce Escue,<br />

Danica Harbin, Aubree Hester, Olivia<br />

Noonan, Angeliz Rivera-Martinez,<br />

Katelynn Rock, Stephen Sheets, Jocelin<br />

Shoopman, Benjamin Turek, Leonela<br />

Zuniga.


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THERAPY ANIMALS<br />

Continued from page 8<br />

arrives,” she said. “He brings a calmness and at times a<br />

distraction so that we all get a chance to step back, take a<br />

deep breath, and begin to talk more rationally.”<br />

She went on to tell the board members that she believes<br />

certified therapy dogs could be a positive influence at any<br />

school and she wanted to see Mattis and Metz continue to<br />

be one at theirs.<br />

At its regular meeting in early April, the board unanimously<br />

agreed to revise its ‘animals on district property’<br />

policy. It includes clarifying language permitting certified<br />

therapy dogs to be on school grounds under certain conditions.<br />

According to Evan Debo, the district’s executive director<br />

of communications, to qualify as a therapy dog, the canine<br />

must come with official documentation of certification as a<br />

therapy dog from one of these organizations: The American<br />

Kennel Club, Intermountain Therapy Animals (R.E.A.D),<br />

Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Bright and Beautiful Therapy<br />

Dogs, Love on a Leash, Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs<br />

International, or another certification program recognized<br />

by the AKC.<br />

Additionally, he said therapy dogs and handlers must<br />

provide:<br />

•Documentation of an educational purpose for the therapy<br />

dog and a regular appraisal period for continuation.<br />

•Documentation that the therapy dog is not younger<br />

than 1 year old and is properly licensed according to local<br />

requirements.<br />

•Documentation from a licensed veterinarian that the<br />

therapy dog is current on its vaccinations and immunizations,<br />

is free from fleas and ticks, is in good health, is<br />

housebroken, and does not pose a danger to the well-being<br />

of students or staff.<br />

•Documentation of an insurance policy that provides<br />

liability insurance for the therapy dog while on district<br />

grounds.<br />

•Documentation that the handler has completed a<br />

background check consistent with board policy and is prepared<br />

to be solely responsible for the therapy dog<br />

and the therapy dog’s care, cleaning, feeding, and<br />

cleanup while on district grounds.<br />

•Agreement that the therapy dog and handler<br />

will abide by school rules and any specific rules for<br />

the therapy dog’s presence on district grounds.<br />

While the existing policy was not solely revised<br />

to accommodate Mattis and Metz, Debo said their<br />

collaboration with the school staff and community<br />

did add to the discussion.<br />

“Through their collaboration with students,<br />

staff, and programs, K-9 Mattis and Deputy Metz,<br />

while serving in an interim capacity to start the<br />

year, quickly accelerated conversations about how<br />

this dynamic may be used to benefit stakeholders,”<br />

he wrote in an email. “To date, this tandem continued<br />

to establish themselves in their first year as<br />

really the first blueprint on how successful this new<br />

venture could be in helping students and staff.”<br />

According to Metz, Mattis averages about 30<br />

deployments for therapeutic purposes per week,<br />

helping students “process what they are feeling in a<br />

given moment” and instead of sending upset students<br />

home, “are able to retain them and get them<br />

back to class.”<br />

She said Mattis’ retention rate is 97 percent.<br />

Metz said she and Mattis look forward to continuing<br />

to be a part of the community at Westland.<br />

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Cougar family,” she<br />

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Wellness services for seniors<br />

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Alzheimer’s support group<br />

The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders<br />

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of each month at the E.L. Evans Senior<br />

Center beginning at 7 p.m. For more information,<br />

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or call the Alzheimer’s Association of<br />

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Parkinson’s support group<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parkinson’s support<br />

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Outdoor activities for seniors<br />

The great outdoors beckons people of all<br />

ages. Fresh air can be hard to resist and<br />

the benefits of spending time outdoors are<br />

so numerous that it behooves anyone,<br />

including seniors, to answer the call of<br />

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According to researchers with the U.S.<br />

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Seniors who are retired or even aging<br />

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to get off the couch and take in all that<br />

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• Hiking: Hiking provides a great workout<br />

and an ideal opportunity to spend time<br />

in an idyllic setting. The U.S. National<br />

Park Service notes that hiking helps individuals<br />

build stronger muscles and bones,<br />

improves their sense of balance, has a positive<br />

effect on heart health, and can<br />

decrease the risk of certain respiratory<br />

problems. Hiking is an especially attractive<br />

outdoor activity for seniors, as many<br />

parks feature trails with varying degrees of<br />

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seniors whether they’re seasoned or novice<br />

hikers.<br />

• Water aerobics: The Centers for<br />

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water-based exercises can be especially<br />

helpful individuals with chronic diseases, a<br />

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Arthritis & Rheumatology found that<br />

improves the use of joints affected by<br />

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The U.S. Department of Health and<br />

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can lead to improved health for people with<br />

diabetes and heart disease. Seniors can<br />

reap these benefits by going for a dip in<br />

their own backyard pools or a local body of<br />

water, such as a lake or ocean. Many swim<br />

clubs also offer discounted memberships to<br />

seniors, making these another great and<br />

affordable way to reap the benefits of<br />

swimming.<br />

• Fishing: Of course not all outdoor<br />

activities need to make seniors huff and<br />

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outdoors, and many individuals devoted to<br />

fishing report feeling less stressed after a<br />

day spent casting for their favorite fish.<br />

Individuals who consume what they catch<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 />

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

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Caution urged 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<br />

in 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<br />

official mascot of the inaugural Pop-Tarts<br />

Pet Corner<br />

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These furry friends are available<br />

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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 />

Although Donna Summer’s hit 1979<br />

song “Hot Stuff” was blaring throughout<br />

the Camping World Stadium, gasps could<br />

be heard in the crowd. Before the guests<br />

could get too whipped up from having seen<br />

a high fructose massacre, a secret compartment<br />

on the float opened to reveal an oversized<br />

Pop-Tart on the slab, frosted and<br />

toasted and ready to be consumed by the<br />

victorious — and apparently ravenous —<br />

Kansas State players.<br />

The sacrificial breakfast pastry moment<br />

immediately went viral on the internet,<br />

deservedly so. It was one of the funniest<br />

and most bizarre scenes ever broadcast on<br />

television and it brought so much happiness<br />

because of the fact. Nearly six months<br />

have gone by since that event and I still go<br />

back and watch the clip whenever I need a<br />

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 creation<br />

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

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<br />

decades now — they constantly sweep the<br />

annual breakfast award — CEO Edsel<br />

Kellogg III (Jim Gaffigan) has become<br />

somewhat paranoid over what Post CEO<br />

Marjorie Post (Amy Shumer) could have<br />

baking in the lab. In order to quell his concerns<br />

that they could be usurped in the<br />

hearts of sugar-loving children around the<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 were responsible for the creation of<br />

many cereal flavors and the corresponding<br />

mascots — they recruit a powerful breakfast<br />

commission that includes bicycle king<br />

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

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

cream connoisseur Tom Carrel (Adrian<br />

Martinez), pasta pro Chef Boy Ardee<br />

(Bobby Moynihan) and possible former war<br />

criminal Harold Von Braunhut (Thomas<br />

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

Battery recycling at<br />

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The Westland Area Library will host a<br />

battery recycling event from 10 a.m. to 12<br />

p.m. June 15 at 4740 West Broad St. in<br />

Columbus. Participants can drop off any<br />

type of battery for recycling except for vehicle<br />

batteries. For more information, call<br />

614-878-1301.<br />

community events<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

breakfast commission<br />

actually know<br />

anything about the<br />

creation of breakfast<br />

meals, chaos quickly<br />

ensues. Over the<br />

course of several<br />

weeks in the<br />

Kellogg’s lab, a sentient sea monkey gets<br />

baked into ravioli, one of the commissioners<br />

loses his life in a freak taste testing<br />

accident, and they have to grapple with an<br />

underground movement led by Frosted<br />

Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger (a grrreat<br />

Hugh Grant) to sabotage the breakfast pastry<br />

movement.<br />

Based on what I have just written about<br />

some of the key plot points in this movie, I<br />

cannot in good faith say that “Unfrosted” is<br />

a “good” film. By most standards, 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 if<br />

you put seriousness aside. Grade: B<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

Century Village open house<br />

The Southwest Franklin County<br />

Historical Society welcomes groups and<br />

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

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

Saturday of each month, <strong>May</strong> through<br />

September. For more information or to<br />

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

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xEmployment<br />

THE SOUTH-WESTERN CITY SCHOOL DISTRIC IS HIRING<br />

BUS DRIVERS FOR THE <strong>2024</strong>-2025 SCHOOL YEAR<br />

PLUS<br />

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Applicants must:<br />

• Have an excellent driving record<br />

• Submit to drug, alcohol and background screenings<br />

• Have a high school diploma<br />

Systems Consultant<br />

in Columbus, Ohio<br />

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DO YOU NEED<br />

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Available positions are<br />

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Interested individuals<br />

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The Advertising Department at the<br />

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No Experience Necessary<br />

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Seniors welcome to apply.<br />

Please send your resume to:<br />

Doug Henry, Advertising Manager<br />

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4139 West Broad St.,Columbus, Ohio 43228<br />

or e-mail to doughenry@columbusmessenger.com<br />

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your home. Our trusted<br />

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READER<br />

ADVISORY<br />

The National Trade Association<br />

we belong to has<br />

purchased the following<br />

classifieds. Determining<br />

the value of their service<br />

or product is advised by<br />

this publication. In order<br />

to avoid misunderstandings,<br />

some advertisers do<br />

not offer “employment”<br />

but rather supply the<br />

readers with manuals, directories<br />

and other materials<br />

designed to help<br />

their clients establish mail<br />

order selling and other<br />

businesses at home. Under<br />

NO circumstance<br />

should you send any<br />

money in advance or give<br />

the client your checking,<br />

license ID or credit card<br />

numbers. Also beware of<br />

ads that claim to guarantee<br />

loans regardless of<br />

credit and note that if a<br />

credit repair company<br />

does business only over<br />

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

any money before<br />

delivering its service. All<br />

funds are based in US<br />

dollars. Toll Free numbers<br />

may or may not<br />

reach Canada. Please<br />

check with the Better<br />

Business Bureau 614-<br />

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney<br />

General’s Consumer<br />

Protection Section<br />

614-466-4986 for more<br />

information on the company<br />

you are seeking to<br />

do business with.<br />

Data Scientists sought by<br />

Central Mutual Insurance Company<br />

in Dublin, OH<br />

to contribute to the profitability of the company by<br />

providing analytical guidance. Also, use languages<br />

such as SQL, Hive, Pig for queries. Must have relevant<br />

education & experience.<br />

Send 2 resumes & cover letter to<br />

Sheri Rostorfer<br />

800 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891<br />

REF#8641.041<br />

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NOTICE<br />

The following states: CA,<br />

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LA, MD, ME, MI, MN,<br />

NE, NC, NH, OH, OK,<br />

SC, SD, TX, VT and WA<br />

requires seller of certain<br />

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CHILD CARE<br />

OFFERED<br />

Depend. Quality Child care<br />

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

smkr, hot meals, sncks,<br />

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.<br />

rates. Laurie at 853-2472<br />

ADULT CARE<br />

Loving & Compassionate<br />

person seeking PT elderly<br />

care. Refs. upon request<br />

No lifting & non-smoker.<br />

614-649-0196<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

Kings Kids Daycare<br />

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

Loving Teachers for PT &<br />

FT shifts. Please email<br />

sarragc@outlook.com or<br />

call 614-539-0349<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

xFocus on 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 />

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

www.nationalchurchresidences.org<br />

email: 0805@nationalchurchresidences.org<br />

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

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

Active Independent Senior Living<br />

Community<br />

Spacious floor plans • Controlled access<br />

24 Hr. Emergency Maintenance • Dishwasher<br />

Emergency call system • Library<br />

Meal program affiliate • Private party room<br />

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

WEDGEWOOD<br />

VILLAGE<br />

SPECIAL 2 BR $500 MONTHLY<br />

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

Rent Based on Income.<br />

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

at 777 Wedgewood Dr.<br />

TTY/TDD 711<br />

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES<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 />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Antiques * Coins<br />

Victrolas * Watches<br />

Clocks * Bookcases<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

WE BUY JUNK CARS<br />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

MISCELLANEOUS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Glass Desk Top Mats<br />

10 17”x22”- $15.00 each<br />

1 - 37.5” x 24” - $15.00<br />

all 1/4” thick<br />

614-272-5422<br />

Rentals<br />

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 />

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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RENTALS<br />

2BR TOWNHOUSE<br />

Westgate area. A/C, full<br />

bsmt, w/d hkup, off street<br />

prkg. No pets. Must pass<br />

bckgrnd & credit check.<br />

$1200/mo rent, $1200<br />

dep. 614-588-4669 lv msg


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xClassified Services<br />

BLACKTOP<br />

AGM OHIO<br />

SEALCOATING<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Cell 614-512-1699<br />

SANTIAGO’S<br />

Sealcoating & Services LLC<br />

Quality Materials Used<br />

SUMMER IS COMING!<br />

Driveway Seal & Repair!<br />

Top Seal Cracks!<br />

Reidential & Commercial<br />

Mulching, Edging<br />

& Clean-ups<br />

“Ask for whatever you need”<br />

BBB Accredited<br />

6/9<br />

FULLY INSURED A&M<br />

Call or text for Free Est.<br />

614-649-1200<br />

CLEANING<br />

HOUSECLEANING<br />

Homes, Offices, Apts.<br />

20 Years Experience<br />

Call Judy 614-746-0273<br />

CONCRETE<br />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

46 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

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614-419-7721<br />

See Us On Facebook<br />

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concrete.com<br />

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Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Contact<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus@gmail.com<br />

6/9 W/SW<br />

CONCRETE<br />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

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

Driveways & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

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

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

CHRIS<br />

RUH<br />

Cement Contractor<br />

Celebrating 54 years of<br />

Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since 1970<br />

The Owner Works Here<br />

Walks, Steps, Driveways<br />

Member of BBB<br />

All Types of Concrete<br />

614-297-7320<br />

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 />

SHOP THE CLASSIFIEDS!!<br />

Established in 1974<br />

Only $1 per line<br />

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

4139 W. Broad St. • Columbus, Ohio 43228<br />

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classified@columbusmessenger.com<br />

$<br />

Not Valid for Garage Sales<br />

West ___ Southwest ___ East ___ Southeast ___ Madison___<br />

Print Your Ad Below…<br />

One word each space. BE SURE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS is included in your<br />

advertisement. The lessor of 4 words or 22 characters per line. We reserve the right to use abbreviations<br />

when actual space exceeds amount purchased.<br />

1. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

2. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

3. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

4. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

5. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

6. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

❏ Cash<br />

❏ Check<br />

❏ Money Order<br />

❏ VISA ❏ MC<br />

Credit Card<br />

Information<br />

___<br />

__________________________<br />

Credit Card Number<br />

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__(___)__<br />

Exp. Date 3 digit code<br />

Minimum Charge $5.00<br />

5/26 A/M<br />

5/26 A<br />

DRYWALL<br />

DRYW<br />

YWALL &<br />

PLASTER REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

Popcorn Ceiling Removal<br />

Call Randy<br />

614-551-6963<br />

Residential/Commercial - BIA<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

ALSO INSTALL MAILBOXES<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<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 />

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 />

9/14 A&M<br />

6/9 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 />

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 />

5/26 A<br />

6/9<br />

SW/W<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 />

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 />

6/9<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 />

5/26 A<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

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 />

MOWER<br />

REPAIR<br />

LAWN MOWER DR.<br />

“House Calls Only”<br />

Overall Checkups<br />

Oil Change & Filter,<br />

Spark Plug &<br />

Blades Sharpened<br />

MINOR REPAIR<br />

John<br />

5/25 A<br />

614-395-7909<br />

johnellis0333@sbcglobal.net<br />

PAINTING<br />

PAINTING DONE RIGHT!<br />

Fall in love with your<br />

home again with a fresh<br />

coat of paint!<br />

Interior * Exterior *<br />

Drywall/Repair * Texturing.<br />

Affordable, Honest, Reliable<br />

30+ Years Experience!<br />

Call today for a free in<br />

person or virtual estimate!<br />

Mention this ad for 10% off!<br />

Call Mick at 614-833-1499<br />

or Gavin at 614-276-3568<br />

Painting & Drywall<br />

Textured Ceilings, also<br />

Paint Spraying. Free Est.<br />

Ref. Fast & Professional.<br />

Chris Imperatore<br />

614-740-1774<br />

(4/21 W & 5/5, 519 gc)<br />

BURT PAINTING<br />

Celebrating 25 Years<br />

Free Estimates<br />

614-539-3412<br />

BESTQUALITY<br />

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

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

5/26 A<br />

PLUMBING<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 />

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 />

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

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

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

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 />

6/9 A&M<br />

5/26 A<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 5/26<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<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 />

6/9 A


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www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

TRYOUTS<br />

CULTURE AND CORE VALUES TO<br />

DEVELOP PLAYERS TO THEIR FULLEST<br />

POTENTIAL IN SOCCER AND LIFE!<br />

HIGHLY EDUCATED & QUALIFIED COACHING STAFF<br />

ELITE U15-19 TEAMS FROM 35+ HIGH SCHOOLS<br />

YEAR-AROUND PROGRAMMING ALL AGES (6-19)<br />

STRIVES TO DEVELOP CHARACTER IN PLAYERS<br />

THAT WILL ENABLE THEM TO IMPACT THEIR WORLD!<br />

ALL PLAYERS need to be registered for <strong>2024</strong>-2025 tryouts<br />

to be considered for team placement<br />

Tryouts start in <strong>May</strong><br />

Go to www.pridesoccerclub.com<br />

to register and RSVP for open sessions<br />

Executive Director: Jeff Krigbaum<br />

jeffkrigbaum@pridesoccerclub.com<br />

(614) 738-4169

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