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<strong>June</strong> 16 - 29, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLI, No. 23<br />

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

superintendent gets<br />

another pay raise<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Board of Education has raised the district’s<br />

superintendent’s pay and benefits for the second time in the<br />

last five months.<br />

On <strong>June</strong> 5, the board, by a 3-0 vote, approved amendments to<br />

Superintendent Jamie Grube’s current contract that runs from<br />

Aug. 1, <strong>2024</strong> to July 31, 2025; and for his following five year contract<br />

that runs from Aug. 1, 2025 to July 31, 2030. Under the<br />

amendments:<br />

•Grube’s base annual salary increases from $190,000 to<br />

$215,000. In February of this year the board had raised his annual<br />

salary from $175,000 to $190,000 with a three percent increase<br />

each year.<br />

•His annual car allowance increases from $3,600 ($300 per<br />

month) to $7,200 ($600 per month.)<br />

•The board will provide him with an annuity valued at 20 percent<br />

of his base salary, which is up from the 13.5 percent the board<br />

approved earlier this year. The annuity will be available upon his<br />

retirement. If the superintendent is ineligible for the benefits<br />

described in the contract due to IRS rules, the board will pay the<br />

superintendent the equivalent of the benefit in the form of compensation,<br />

plus the amount of any federal, state, and local taxes<br />

applicable to such payment.<br />

•The superintendent will receive up to 35 days of vacation each<br />

year, which is up from the 30 days the board approved earlier this year.<br />

Board President LaToya Dowdell-Burger and board members<br />

Seth Bower and Libby Gray voted for the contract amendments.<br />

Board members Kathleen Walsh and John Kershner did not<br />

attend the <strong>June</strong> 5 meeting and therefore did not vote.<br />

A <strong>June</strong> 6 press release from the district stated, “The increase is<br />

a good faith effort to stay competitive in a highly contested marketplace<br />

and a show of commitment to equitable compensation<br />

within the educational community. Superintendent Jamie Grube’s<br />

current and upcoming five year contract will be amended to<br />

include the salary increase.”<br />

“Superintendent Grube has provided exceptional leadership to<br />

our school district,” said Dowdell-Burger. “We’re definitely seeing<br />

a high rate of turnover within the superintendent ranks in central<br />

Ohio and throughout the state. It’s imperative to keep our leadership<br />

consistent in order to allow programs to become established,<br />

and grow to provide real results.”<br />

According to district officials, this pay increase is intended to<br />

keep <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools on par with other districts<br />

retaining veteran leadership.<br />

“<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools is unique in that we have students<br />

coming from neighboring cities within our school district boundaries.<br />

Not to mention different municipalities and first-responder<br />

units that serve our community,” said Dowdell-Burger.<br />

“Superintendent Grube has an outstanding relationship of trust<br />

with so many different entities. You simply can’t buy that kind of<br />

dynamic experience.”<br />

See RAISE, page 3<br />

All decked out for the Fourth of July<br />

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall, 648 Main St., recently received a festive red, white, and blue makeover as the city of<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong>’s Public Service employees hung patriotic bunting on the historic building in time for the city’s<br />

upcoming Fourth of July celebration as well as for other summer festivities. The city of <strong>Groveport</strong> will celebrate<br />

Independence Day on July 3 and July 4. Activities along Wirt Road on July 3 include: live music performances<br />

by Mama Drama at 5 p.m., Devin Henry at 6:30 p.m., and Crush Bon Jovi Experience at 8 p.m.;<br />

food trucks; family activities; and fireworks at dusk accompanied by music on radio frequency 88.3.<br />

Activities on July 4 include: Red, White, and Kids Parade at 10:30 a.m. with staging at 10 a.m. on the<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Elementary playground and parking at Middle School Central. Kids parade starts at 751 Main St.,<br />

goes west on Main Street and south on Oak Street to Crooked Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. The Main<br />

Street Fourth of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. with staging at the <strong>Groveport</strong> Recreation Center, 7370<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Road, at 8 a.m. Parade starts at Richardson Road and goes west on Main Street, then north on<br />

Hendron Road, and ending at Glendening Elementary. For information call 614-836-3333.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Garden Tour<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Garden Tour will be <strong>June</strong> 23 from noon to 5 p.m.<br />

(rain or shine). Tour tickets are free.<br />

“Last year the tour featured only garden club member gardens,”<br />

said Lacy Cooper, president of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Garden Club.<br />

“However, the tour is not for members only. Some wonderful gardens<br />

in <strong>Groveport</strong> belong to residents who aren’t members of the<br />

garden club and we'd love to include them as part of the tour, too.”<br />

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

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

on how to get tickets. Tour tickets will also be available for in-person<br />

pick-up at <strong>Groveport</strong> Town Hall, <strong>Groveport</strong> Recreation<br />

Center, and the <strong>Groveport</strong> Senior Center.<br />

The garden club is always looking for active gardeners to help<br />

it grow. For meeting and activity information contact groveportgardenclub@gmail.com<br />

or find them on Facebook.<br />

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

Two documentary films on the history of <strong>Groveport</strong>, produced<br />

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available for viewing online on YouTube.<br />

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

Story of John S. Rarey and Cruiser.”<br />

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

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Heritage Museum contains photographs, artifacts,<br />

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Council in favor of construction<br />

of cold storage warehouse facility<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

<strong>Groveport</strong> City Council approved a requested zoning<br />

change that opens the door for the development of<br />

a cold storage warehouse facility on <strong>Groveport</strong> Road.<br />

Council voted 4-2 to rezone the location from rural<br />

to planned industrial park for the project. Council<br />

members Ed Dildine, Jean Ann Hilbert, Becky Hutson,<br />

and Scott Lockett voted in favor while Shawn Cleary<br />

and Jack Rupp opposed it.<br />

Developers have proposed to build a 212,000 square<br />

foot freezer/cold storage facility on 18.6 acres on the<br />

north side of <strong>Groveport</strong> Road just west of Saltzgaber<br />

Road.<br />

The proposed development also includes a 1.86 acre<br />

outparcel that could be marketed for other future use,<br />

possibly retail, to be determined.<br />

There are two other pending pieces of legislation<br />

regarding this development: a request to annex an<br />

adjacent 1.94 acres and an ordinance regarding the<br />

economic development plan.<br />

“Clous Road Partners and Sansone Group are committed<br />

to a successful project in <strong>Groveport</strong>,” wrote<br />

Clous Road Partners Director Max Davis in an April<br />

10 letter to the city of <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

The letter states the developers expect to invest $50<br />

million to construct the freezer and cold storage warehouse<br />

and estimate that this development could support<br />

“as many 100 employees with an annual payroll of<br />

approximately $5.6 million.”<br />

When the proposal was first brought forth last year,<br />

representatives said the facility could handle items<br />

such as food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and nutritional<br />

products.<br />

In his report to council, <strong>Groveport</strong> Development<br />

Director Michael Loges noted that, “significant<br />

changes in grocery shopping, restaurant operation,<br />

pharmaceutical storage, online ordering and meal kits,<br />

agriculture, food manufacturing, and grocery logistics<br />

all demand increasing refrigerated storage space and<br />

food prep areas, which has supercharged demand for<br />

cold storage.”<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Road corridor west of State Route<br />

317 is a mix of warehouses, small businesses, churches,<br />

and residences.<br />

A couple of years ago, the city contracted with the<br />

IBI Group to create a <strong>Groveport</strong> Road Corridor Study<br />

to review west <strong>Groveport</strong> Road between <strong>Groveport</strong> and<br />

Obetz from State Route 317 to Bixby Road. The report<br />

noted the western portion of the road located in Obetz<br />

is primarily residential while the eastern portion located<br />

in <strong>Groveport</strong> is mostly commercial/industrial. The<br />

study also stated the average daily traffic count for<br />

west <strong>Groveport</strong> Road in 2020 was 11,000 to 12,000<br />

vehicles, but that number will rise by 55 percent to<br />

17,000 by 2040.<br />

According to a recent traffic study by Smart<br />

Services, Inc., it is recommended the cold storage facility<br />

developer make offsite improvements for turn lanes<br />

on <strong>Groveport</strong> Road.<br />

At a council meeting earlier this year, <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

resident Joellen Stebelton said she opposed the proposed<br />

development.<br />

“We have enough warehouses already and we also<br />

have a goose problem from too many retention ponds<br />

(from such developments),” said Stebelton.<br />

She said the area is already suffering from traffic<br />

congestion and believes another negative impact from<br />

the proposed development includes potential truck<br />

noise. She said retail space should be required as a<br />

buffer, but noted the promise of proposed retail space<br />

near a warehouse further west on the south side of<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Road has not been fulfilled.<br />

Council viewpoints<br />

Council members shared their thoughts on the<br />

issue.<br />

•“The Studleys have the right to sell their land, we<br />

as council already voted ‘no’ on a very large apartment<br />

complex which would really congest <strong>Groveport</strong> Road,”<br />

said Councilwoman Becky Hutson. “And the schools -<br />

imagine school buses holding up traffic all day long<br />

picking and dropping off. And I know that cold storage<br />

is in need. And we can control how it is maintained.”<br />

•“I voted for this development because I am always<br />

going to be on the side of bringing better paying jobs to<br />

our city and the opportunity to jump start the development<br />

of <strong>Groveport</strong> Road West while also having developers<br />

pay to upgrade <strong>Groveport</strong> Road during the build<br />

out,” said Councilman Ed Dildine. “This also gives us<br />

some control over the area during the build.”<br />

•“I researched the possibility of the property going<br />

to Obetz,” said Councilwoman Jean Ann Hilbert. “If<br />

that happened, we would have no local control. The<br />

cold storage appears to be much improved as far as<br />

impact on the neighbors. It is also an opportunity for<br />

some outlots that would meet the needs of the people.”<br />

•“The owner of that property has the right to sell<br />

it,” said Councilman Scott Lockett. “In addition, that<br />

owner also has options with respect to the jurisdiction.<br />

I would prefer that we, the city of <strong>Groveport</strong>, have a<br />

say in what is going to be developed, rather than it be<br />

annexed to another municipality. When considering<br />

other options for development, it seems the cold storage<br />

facility will not contribute substantially to the<br />

existing traffic issues and will minimally impact the<br />

neighbors when considering what has been proposed<br />

or could be proposed in the future.”<br />

•Councilman Jack Rupp said, “The project is not<br />

part of a larger development plan for the area. It is<br />

site-specific and did not consider site development<br />

around them.”<br />

Rupp said the two private drives allow semi-trucks<br />

to access <strong>Groveport</strong> Road at non-controlled points with<br />

no traffic signal. He added that the seven acre variance<br />

did not provide sufficient space for the typical<br />

mounding with landscaping that would give adequate<br />

sound buffering for residents.<br />

“An overview of area tracts of land/parcels reveals<br />

most tracts average plus or minus four acres with one<br />

tract to the north measuring just over 16 acres,” said<br />

Rupp. “Logically any development will require the consolidation<br />

of several tracts and lead to development on<br />

smaller sites and building congestion.”<br />

•Councilman Shawn Cleary said he opposed the<br />

zoning measure because he was not convinced by the<br />

report of the amount of truck traffic and the changing<br />

of the plat.<br />

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

6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.<br />

Council holds its committee of the whole meeting on the<br />

third Monday each month at 5:30 p.m.<br />

Meetings are held in the municipal building, 655<br />

Blacklick St., <strong>Groveport</strong>.


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Bus driver honored for life saving actions<br />

RAISE<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

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

Madison Township Fire Chief Derek Robinson (left) and<br />

the Madison Township trustees honored <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Madison Local Schools bus driver La Shonna Tanyhill<br />

(right) for her life saving efforts in evacuating a bus full of<br />

middle schoolers during a school bus fire on May 9 on<br />

Pontius Road.<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The swift, life-saving<br />

actions of <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Madison school bus driver<br />

La Shonna Tanyhill in May<br />

were honored by the<br />

Madison Township Fire<br />

Department at the Madison<br />

Township trustees’ May 28<br />

meeting.<br />

“On May 9, she (Tanyhill)<br />

was driving her normal<br />

route with 28 students,”<br />

said Madison Township Fire<br />

Chief Derek Robinson, who<br />

added everyone on the bus<br />

first noticed a smell before a<br />

noise and then the driver<br />

felt the bus handle differently.<br />

“She pulled over to the<br />

side of the road. A passerby<br />

stopped and said she saw<br />

possible smoke and flames<br />

coming from the bus. She<br />

(Tanyhill) got them (Middle<br />

School Central students) off<br />

the bus and into a safe<br />

zone.”<br />

Robinson said his department<br />

got a call about the situation<br />

at 3:14 p.m. and<br />

arrived on scene five minutes<br />

later. The school bus was completely<br />

engulfed in flames when firefighters<br />

arrived.<br />

“Because of her swift actions, everyone<br />

was safe,” said Robinson. “What she did<br />

was an incredible feat to protect those children.”<br />

Other Madison Township news<br />

•Madison Township Police Chief Gary<br />

York discussed a $155,536 Violent Crime<br />

Reduction Grant from the Ohio Criminal<br />

Justice Service to purchase five Flock<br />

license plate reader cameras for the township.<br />

The cameras can alert officers to<br />

stolen vehicles or a suspect in a violent<br />

crime.<br />

Grant funding will also be used to purchase<br />

a mobile surveillance trailer–which<br />

is equipped with remote cameras, strobes,<br />

flood lights, motion sensors, and speakers–used<br />

to monitor areas throughout the<br />

township.<br />

The township was the only agency in the<br />

county to receive the funding, which was<br />

the second highest awarded in the state.<br />

“The grant was specifically for Flock<br />

cameras and the surveillance trailer to<br />

help reduce crime,” said York. “This is very<br />

exciting. They do act as the gatekeepers of<br />

our community and a deterrent to crime.<br />

We’ll be able to move that to residential<br />

and commercial areas and even (sports)<br />

games.”<br />

Trustee Chairperson Katherine Chipps<br />

said the township discussed the project as<br />

long as she’s been on the board.<br />

“I think this will be very helpful,” said<br />

Chipps.<br />

•The township is applying for Ohio<br />

Public Works Commission funding for a<br />

full-depth reclamation and curb replacement<br />

project for Atkinson Road.<br />

Part of the process includes a public<br />

meeting.<br />

Atkinson Road residents and motorists<br />

using the roadway are asked to provide<br />

comments in support of the project during<br />

the July 25 trustees’ meeting or by the end<br />

of the month.<br />

Residents will receive comment forms<br />

before the meeting and all comments will<br />

be submitted with the application, which<br />

helps with the application’s project score.<br />

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According to the district press release:<br />

Grube developed a new safety plan which<br />

produced a reduction in violent incidents<br />

at <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison High School. He has<br />

made strides by hiring new veteran leadership<br />

to his cabinet with a committed focus<br />

on curriculum and learning. Additionally,<br />

Grube was instrumental in developing a<br />

partnership with PrimaryOne Health to<br />

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district to serve students, families, and<br />

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According to the press release, the pay<br />

increase reinforces the district’s “commitment<br />

to equitable compensation.” The<br />

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Madison ranks approximately ninth within<br />

Franklin County. Grube’s salary will rank<br />

approximately 11th out of 16 public school<br />

districts in Franklin County.<br />

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Dear Constituents,<br />

I am thrilled to share updates on two important pieces<br />

of legislation that I have been working on to benefit<br />

families and communities across Ohio.<br />

First, the rising cost of child care has become unsustainable<br />

for many Ohio families. To address this, Representative<br />

Mark Johnson and I are proud to introduce the<br />

“Child Care Credit Act.” This innovative legislation, embodied<br />

in Senate Bill 273 and House Bill 610, introduces<br />

a tri-sharemodel where families & employers can elect<br />

to open in, and the State of Ohio each covers one-third<br />

of the total childcare costs. We aim to make child care<br />

more affordable and strengthen Ohio’s workforce.<br />

I am pleased to announce that our initiative has received<br />

endorsements from key organizations, including<br />

Goodwill Columbus, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce,<br />

the Ohio Business Roundtable, and Groundwork Ohio.<br />

Their representatives joined us at this week’s press conference,<br />

demonstrating strong support for this vital effort.<br />

Together, we are committed to easing the financial<br />

burden on families and ensuring that every child has<br />

access to quality care.<br />

In addition to addressing child care, I am pleased to inform<br />

you about Senate Bill 95, the Telepharmacy Bill.<br />

This bill aims to improve pharmaceutical access across<br />

Ohio by enabling remote dispensing pharmacies and<br />

telepharmacy systems, particularly benefiting our rural<br />

and underserved communities.<br />

Key provisions of SB 95 include:<br />

● Allowing pharmacists to mail prescriptions to<br />

patients, addressing barriers for those who face long<br />

commutes to obtain medications.<br />

● Providing a process to grant waivers for pharmacies<br />

within a 10-mile radius, ensuring fair consideration<br />

and transparency.<br />

● Permitting the Board of Pharmacy to add new long<br />

acting injectables that pharmacists can administer.<br />

● Enabling the State Board of Pharmacy to register<br />

technicians as young as seventeen creating more<br />

opportunities in this vital field.<br />

SB 95 ensures patient safety through comprehensive<br />

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The hot days of summer mean it is time to gather hay down on<br />

the farm.<br />

At Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State<br />

Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, the farmers cut and gather<br />

hay 1880s style.<br />

According to information provided by Metro Parks, hay seed in<br />

the 19th century was commonly sown in the fields of wheat, oats,<br />

or barley. The hay plants would grow while protected by the taller<br />

grain crop. After the grain was harvested the hay would keep<br />

growing making the field twice as useful for the farmer.<br />

Slate Run Living Historical Farm farmer Dave Trotter said the<br />

hay on this farm primarily consists of orchard grass, leaves, and<br />

timothy.<br />

According to Metro Parks information, clover for use as hay is<br />

higher in protein, which is good for the animals who eat it, and for<br />

soil enrichment. But Trotter added that clover also has disadvantages.<br />

“Clover is nutritionally nice,” said Trotter. “But it is hard to<br />

work with. It can dry out and shatter and turn to dust.”<br />

When the hay in the fields is ready to be gathered, it is mowed<br />

and then raked either by hand or by a horse drawn hay rake.<br />

A hay loader is used to place the hay on a wagon. Trotter said<br />

this machine replaced six people when it came to gathering hay in<br />

the 1880s as it enabled two people to do the work.<br />

“You have one person on the wagon and one person to drive the<br />

horses, (in this case large Percheron horses),” said Trotter.<br />

The particular hay loader the farmers use at Slate Run dates<br />

from the early 1900s, but it has similarities to ones used in the<br />

1880s. It is a formidable looking piece of machinery consisting of<br />

spikes, claws, chains, and gears on a wooden bed.<br />

At Slate Run Living Historical Farm, the farmers put the hay<br />

up in the barn loose rather than in bales.<br />

Most hay in the late 19th century was put up loose in the barn<br />

rather than baled because baling slowed the process and required<br />

more expensive equipment. Though some farmers might have<br />

baled some hay in those days to sell it at market.<br />

Once a wagon is piled high with hay it is wheeled to the barn<br />

where the loose hay is unloaded into the mow. While the hay could<br />

be pitched into the mow by hand using pitchforks, most farmers of<br />

that era used carriers and tracks to lift and move the hay.<br />

According to information provided by Metro Parks, the barn at<br />

Slate Run Living Historical Farm, which was built in 1881, was<br />

designed to use a track system. A grapple fork held the hay as it<br />

was lifted by a horse pulling on the hay rope.<br />

The fork latched into the carrier at the top of<br />

the barn and rolled along the track. Pulling<br />

a trip rope opened the fork allowing the hay<br />

to drop into the middle of the mow. The hay<br />

was pitched to the sides and more hay<br />

brought up.<br />

So, what’s the difference between hay and<br />

straw?<br />

Hay is the dried leaves, stems, and flowers<br />

of grasses that are used for animal feed.<br />

Straw is the dried stalks of grain plants<br />

such as oats, wheat, and barley that have<br />

been beaten or threshed to remove the seed.<br />

Straw was used for animal bedding as well<br />

as for garden mulch, fertilizer, stuffing horse<br />

collars, making hats, and strawboard.<br />

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Historical Farm, visit metroparks.net.<br />

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A wagon full of hay sits in the farm’s barn waiting to be unloaded.


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Tracking a town’s origins<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library<br />

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located<br />

at 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis.<br />

Call (614) 837-4765 or visit www.wagnalls.org.<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

I was recently asked if I knew what the<br />

oldest existing house is in <strong>Groveport</strong>. I do<br />

not know. There are several possibilities.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> first began forming as a town<br />

around 1812, though it was not officially<br />

incorporated as such until 1847.<br />

Some of the first stirrings of settlement<br />

in the area were farms that appeared in<br />

the area soon after Ohio statehood in 1803.<br />

The farms, as well as the dirt path/road<br />

that would eventually become <strong>Groveport</strong>’s<br />

Main Street, were a catalyst that attracted<br />

businesses, travelers, and other settlers.<br />

Main Street in 1812 was a well traveled,<br />

freshly cut public road, with its edges<br />

crowded with trees and its road bed<br />

marred with tree stumps, that was part of<br />

a route connecting central Ohio to southeast<br />

Ohio.<br />

Some of the earliest known businesses<br />

in the <strong>Groveport</strong> area were Lewis Kramer’s<br />

mill built on Walnut Creek in 1807 and<br />

George Sharp’s mill on Big Walnut Creek<br />

constructed in 1810. The mills arose to<br />

meet the needs of the local farmers. If not<br />

for these mills, the farmers would have had<br />

to travel many hard miles to find milling<br />

services.<br />

In those early days what was to become<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> was a scattering of log houses,<br />

some brick homes, farms, and a handful of<br />

businesses mostly situated near or along<br />

what would become Main Street.<br />

We know that Adam and Catherine<br />

Rarey first built a log home approximately<br />

where <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Middle School<br />

Central now stands. This house was<br />

expanded into a tavern in 1815 to serve<br />

travelers moving between Columbus and<br />

Lancaster. According to the book, “History<br />

of Franklin and Pickaway Counties,” by<br />

the Williams Brothers, Rarey’s tavern was<br />

notable enough that it served as the<br />

Madison Township site for elections. The<br />

township justice of the peace, Billingsley<br />

Bull, lived nearby. The site in the 1860s<br />

would eventually become the stately mansion<br />

of the internationally famous horse<br />

trainer John S. Rarey and then, after his<br />

death, be transformed into the elegant<br />

Elmont Hotel which would operate until it<br />

was demolished in the 1950s.<br />

The log house in Heritage Park is<br />

believed to have been originally built<br />

between 1815 and 1825 at the corner of<br />

Madison and Main streets. The problem<br />

with this house being considered the oldest<br />

in town is that so much of it has been<br />

replaced through renovations that there is<br />

little of the original building material still<br />

in place in the house. Because of this it is<br />

actually newer than it looks.<br />

There are several existing houses scattered<br />

throughout<br />

town that are<br />

believed to be log<br />

houses, but the logs<br />

are covered with various<br />

kinds of clapboard,<br />

aluminum, or<br />

vinyl siding. There’s<br />

one thought to be on<br />

College Street near<br />

Canal Street that the<br />

late Bill Rarey once<br />

told me was a log<br />

house that is covered<br />

in siding that he<br />

thought dated to the<br />

1820s. But this is speculative.<br />

Most of the log houses in <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

would have been built in the early 19th<br />

century. Many homes in town most likely<br />

started out as log houses, but back then<br />

people covered the logs with clapboard as<br />

soon as they could afford to because logs do<br />

not weather well or they eventually demolished<br />

their log houses and rebuilt with<br />

newer materials.<br />

There are also many very old brick<br />

homes in town that date their construction<br />

to the period from around 1812 to the<br />

1840s. Clay was plentiful in the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

area and early on there were brick making<br />

operations in town. Brick homes were preferred<br />

for their durability, so in the early<br />

years, and throughout the 19th century,<br />

many people built homes in town made of<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> brick.<br />

Which of these old log houses and brick<br />

homes is the oldest house in town? Well, it<br />

is difficult to say.<br />

Official county records of construction<br />

dates do not really exist. The county just<br />

denotes such homes as either “old” or uses<br />

a catch all of “1900.” If people have their<br />

original property plat records, there could<br />

be house construction dates on those. But<br />

those plat records are rare. Some old maps<br />

that show structures are another good way<br />

to determine ages of homes and business<br />

buildings.<br />

We know our ancestors lived and<br />

worked here and built homes to serve their<br />

needs. They created the town that evolved<br />

into the place it is today. It would be interesting<br />

indeed to be able to look back<br />

through the shadows of time to see what<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> looked like in its early days. We<br />

can only speculate.<br />

History is often a puzzle.<br />

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

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

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The Southeast Branch of the Columbus<br />

Metropolitan Library is at 3980 S.<br />

Hamilton Road, <strong>Groveport</strong>. Visit<br />

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2275.<br />

Madison Township<br />

Police report<br />

According to the Madison Township<br />

Police, during May, officers responded to<br />

331 dispatched calls and logged 15,317<br />

patrol miles.<br />

Officers impounded 27 vehicles and<br />

used 1,501 gallons of fuel.<br />

In addition, four OVI arrests were<br />

made, three in Blacklick Estates, including<br />

one charged at the felony level, and one<br />

outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the<br />

township. To date, in <strong>2024</strong>, Madison<br />

Township officers have arrested 30<br />

impaired drivers.<br />

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Michele Cuthbert, founder and creative<br />

director of Baker Creative in <strong>Groveport</strong>,<br />

was selected as a conference speaker for<br />

the Ohio Association of County Boards of<br />

Developmental Disabilities Spring<br />

Conference at the Hilton Columbus<br />

Downtown in May.<br />

Her session, titled “Using AI and Other<br />

Technologies to Reach Non-Traditional<br />

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track and focused on the transformative<br />

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Wood and fabric weave a family’s history<br />

Obituary<br />

Years ago, when my grandmother gave<br />

up her belongings because of ill health and<br />

moved to a nursing home, I told my mother<br />

and aunt I wanted to be the next in line for<br />

my grandparents’ dining room set.<br />

Consisting of a wonderful old sideboard,<br />

matching oak table and chairs, and a simple<br />

glass fronted hutch (which I didn’t want<br />

at the time, but later gratefully re-homed<br />

from a cousin), the set was the keeper of so<br />

many memories of our small family.<br />

It served many purposes throughout the<br />

decades and it occupied center stage in my<br />

grandparents’ dining room. My grandpa<br />

played cassette tapes of classical music on<br />

a small, boxy player sitting in the middle of<br />

the sideboard. Sunday afternoons were<br />

filled with music as my grandma fixed<br />

after-church lunches for all five of us–me,<br />

my parents and my grandparents.<br />

On holidays, the numbers swelled to<br />

include my aunt, uncle and cousins.<br />

During the week, the dining room table<br />

sometimes turned into a makeshift cutting<br />

board, where my grandma carefully turned<br />

fabric into mosaic pieces she handcrafted<br />

into heirloom quilts. Her stitches were so<br />

even, it gave the appearance they were<br />

done by a machine.<br />

I remember so many times visiting my<br />

grandparents and seeing a quilt in<br />

progress carefully stretched on a frame in<br />

the dining room. It was strategically located<br />

beneath a north<br />

window with bright<br />

sun and forsythia<br />

framing the view.<br />

Throughout the<br />

years and thousands<br />

of miles that the<br />

table set and sideboard<br />

traveled with<br />

us across America<br />

and the Pacific<br />

Ocean to Japan, it<br />

endured. It was a<br />

silent witness to<br />

birthdays and holidays<br />

in a foreign land,<br />

served as a project<br />

assembly line, and<br />

John A. Busic, 89 of <strong>Groveport</strong>, OH laid<br />

down his working tools on Sunday, <strong>June</strong> 2, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

John was born on August 2, 1932, in Clarksburg, OH,<br />

to Harmon A. and Virginia (Dawson) Busic. He is survived<br />

by his wife of nearly 67 years, Marguerite R.<br />

Busic. John leaves behind his 3 children, Andrew M.<br />

Busic (Amy) of Westlake, OH, Cynthia Busic-Snyder<br />

(William Snyder) of Morrisville, NY, John W. Busic<br />

(Bridget) of Hilliard, OH, and eight extraordinary<br />

grandchildren: Elaine Busic, Claire Busic, Avery Snyder, Grace Busic,<br />

Owen Snyder, Liliana Busic, Harmon Busic, and Josephine Busic, as well<br />

as his sister Susan J. Busic, of Hilliard, OH.<br />

Over time, he worked for North American Aviation, owned his own<br />

electronic repair business, and retired from Jones and Lamson Machine<br />

Company as a regional service manager, where he installed and<br />

repaired numerically controlled industrial equipment. John will be remembered<br />

for his active participation and support in dozens of Masonic<br />

organizations, enthusiasm for Ham Radio, retelling his<br />

experiences serving on the U.S.S. Brush Naval Destroyer, and discussing<br />

politics.<br />

John was interred at Greenlawn Cemetery during a private service<br />

officiated by Pastor Matthew Cox. In lieu of flowers, please donate to<br />

Hospice of the Western Reserve.<br />

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Places<br />

Linda<br />

Dillman<br />

absorbed the tears of emotional highs and<br />

lows.<br />

We once had the opportunity to purchase<br />

a handsome, eight-seat rosewood<br />

table set in Japan just months before we<br />

transferred back to the states. At the time,<br />

1989, Lazarus was selling a similar set for<br />

over $10,000. This one was priced at<br />

$3,000.<br />

Right before we signed the order, my<br />

husband turned to me and asked what we<br />

were going to do with my grandparents’<br />

dining room furniture. We would never<br />

have the space for two large sets, even if<br />

one was repurposed.<br />

I looked at him, at the beautiful rosewood<br />

dining room table, and told the salesperson,<br />

sorry, but we would not be placing<br />

the order.<br />

Over time, I reupholstered the chairs<br />

many times, but never removed their original<br />

yellowing faux leather covering. I just<br />

could not throw away the fabric that once<br />

touched not only my grandparents, but relatives<br />

I only knew through memories<br />

shared throughout the years.<br />

Eventually, the glue holding the chairs<br />

together began to dry, causing the legs and<br />

supporting cross bars to loosen. The chairs<br />

became wiggly despite my best efforts and<br />

my husband I started talking about getting<br />

them repaired. Generally, this happened<br />

after the latest family dinner, but the talk<br />

went on for years.<br />

One day we finally loaded up the<br />

chairs–I carted the captain’s chair in my<br />

hatchback and a side chair in the front seat<br />

and my husband wrestled the rest into his<br />

car. He found a qualified and experienced<br />

furniture restorer not far from where we<br />

live.<br />

A week later we got a call the chairs<br />

were ready and we picked them up later<br />

that afternoon. The wiggle was gone. The<br />

chairs felt more solid than the day they<br />

first came into our stewardship. They were<br />

loaded back into our cars in the same order<br />

they were delivered to the restorer.<br />

On the way home, I held onto the chair<br />

the same way I put my hand across one of<br />

our daughters when they were small when<br />

I had to stop fast. I don’t know why I did<br />

that. The chair was secure in the seat, but<br />

I felt protective of it.<br />

My grandpa passed away in 1978, a year<br />

after our first daughter was born. My<br />

grandma passed away in 1983, a year after<br />

our second daughter was born. Maybe the<br />

old oak chair brought them close to me<br />

again. Maybe it made me reconnect with<br />

their memories.<br />

All I know is they hold the stories of our<br />

family deep within their wood and fabric<br />

and it is up to me to pass that along.<br />

Linda Dillman is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer.<br />

Lockbourne plans memorial wall<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Eighty years ago, Lockbourne Army Airfield was<br />

home to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black service<br />

members under the leadership of Colonel Benjamin<br />

Davis, Jr., the first African American officer to command<br />

an Army Air Force Base.<br />

The village of Lockbourne never forgot the airmen’s<br />

dedication and precedent-setting service to their country<br />

and started work in March 2023 to install a memorial<br />

in the village’s Veteran’s Park honoring the<br />

Tuskegee Airmen and others who served at the base.<br />

“Rob Stroup, author of ‘Crossroads of Liberty,’<br />

approached the village about installing a monument in<br />

Lockbourne to commemorate the history of<br />

Lockbourne / Rickenbacker Air Force Base,” said<br />

Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward.<br />

Lockbourne Air Force Base was named after the village.<br />

Ward said the base is not only part of the village’s<br />

history, but also Hamilton Local Schools and throughout<br />

Hamilton Township.<br />

She said much of the base’s history and historical<br />

buildings were destroyed with development in and around<br />

Rickenbacker and the village wants to ensure that history<br />

is not lost, but preserved for generations to come.<br />

Rediscover Lockbourne is spearheading the wall project<br />

through donations, book sales, and other fundraisers.<br />

The cost of the project is estimated at $600,000 for<br />

10 to 12 black granite panels installed on the east side<br />

of Veteran’s Park in the center of the village.<br />

“We hope to unveil the Memorial Wall in summer or<br />

fall of 2026, which is the 80th anniversary of when the<br />

Tuskegee Airmen arrived at Lockbourne Army Air<br />

On the way home, I held onto<br />

the chair the same way I put my<br />

hand across one of our daughters<br />

when they were small when I had<br />

to stop fast. I don’t know why I did<br />

that. The chair was secure in the<br />

seat, but I felt protective of it.<br />

Base,” said Ward. “Funding can be a roadblock. We<br />

have applied for Ohio State Capital Budget monies for<br />

the project. If we receive monies from the state, we<br />

can move forward with the project in the timeline we<br />

have set. If not, we will have to raise the money at a<br />

grassroots level and that may take time.”<br />

On <strong>June</strong> 12, the village, Rediscover Lockbourne and<br />

the Ohio Memorial Chapter Tuskegee Airman, Inc.<br />

held an open house in Lockbourne’s Historical Hall<br />

and Event Center for the memorial wall project in conjunction<br />

with the <strong>2024</strong> Columbus Air Show.<br />

“Designing Local is the design firm for the project<br />

and is responsible for the construction phase,” said<br />

Ward. “We have partnered with the Tuskegee Airmen<br />

Ohio Memorial Chapter, Motts Museum, 121st ARW<br />

and Hamilton Township High School on this project.<br />

Students from Hamilton are providing feedback and<br />

have been very engaged in preserving the legacy of the<br />

base and its connection to the school.”<br />

According to Ward, students said the wall is important<br />

to them because it shows how men and women<br />

overcame obstacles. They also felt it is important to<br />

tell the history of their community and central Ohio,<br />

“Lockbourne Air Force Base was the last home of<br />

the Tuskegee Airmen,” said Ward. “No other community<br />

in the country can claim that. They were brought<br />

here to fail. Instead, they strove for perfection under<br />

the leadership of then Col. Benjamin A. Davis Jr. It<br />

was the best run base in the country at that time. Their<br />

success contributed to the integration of the military.”<br />

Donate at Rediscover Lockbourne at P.O. Box 73,<br />

Lockbourne OH 43137. “Crossroads of Liberty” books are<br />

on sale at the village office for $20. All proceeds benefit<br />

the Memorial Wall Project.


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<strong>June</strong> 2, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 7<br />

Photos courtesy of the city of <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

The city of <strong>Groveport</strong> kicked off summer<br />

in style with its First Thursday festival on<br />

<strong>June</strong> 6 along the leisure path in Cruiser<br />

Park, 4677 Bixby Road. Blake Lane<br />

(above left) provided the live music and<br />

the first 200 attendees snagged free tote<br />

bags. Food trucks included: Family Rice<br />

Bowl, Hogs ‘N’ Hunnies, Holler Dogs,<br />

Snow Sisters, and Spanglish Latin<br />

Street. The next First Thursday will be<br />

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

free giveaway, 60+ unique vendors, food<br />

trucks, inflatables, face painting, live<br />

music by Hilda & Mike, free baseball hats<br />

for the first 200 attendees, and a dog<br />

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Levy Estimator estimates property taxes<br />

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano reminds homeowners<br />

that the updated Levy Estimator is available to help them<br />

understand how proposed levies would affect their property taxes.<br />

Visit the Levy Estimator online at audr-apps.franklincountyohio.gov/LevyEstimator.<br />

After selecting your home’s location or<br />

entering a parcel number, the estimator will show both your current<br />

and estimated taxes.<br />

Golden Cruiser Club<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Schools invites senior residents of the district<br />

to attend athletic and performing arts programs showcasing<br />

the talents of its students. The Golden Cruiser Club is a free program<br />

for residents of the <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison School District who<br />

are age 60 and older. Membership provides free access to all<br />

school and district sponsored athletic contests, plays, concerts,<br />

and other events. To become a member of the Golden Cruiser<br />

Club, obtain an application at www.gocruisers.org, at any of the<br />

school offices, or call (614) 492-2520. The requirements for membership<br />

are that applicants be age 60 or older and be a resident of<br />

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

School board meetings<br />

The <strong>Groveport</strong> Madison Board of Education meets the second<br />

Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the District Service Center,<br />

4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, <strong>Groveport</strong>. The board may also<br />

schedule special meetings, as needed.<br />

CW Farmers’ Market<br />

Destination: Canal Winchester’s Summer Farmers’ Market is<br />

held every Saturday from 9 am to noon through the end of<br />

September at the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society’s complex<br />

on North High Street for a season of fresh fruits and veggies,<br />

local eggs and honey, fresh baked pies, cookies, breads, jellies,<br />

jams, home decor, and more. Check the Farmers’ Market<br />

Facebook page for a list of vendors.<br />

Carriage ride<br />

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

Pictured here are the Leigh sisters, Elizabeth and Nettie, out for a carriage ride in 1908. They lived in<br />

Madison Township just southeast of <strong>Groveport</strong>. Here they are dressed in fine clothes perhaps to attend<br />

church or some other social function.<br />

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EVENTS<br />

CW Blues and Ribfest<br />

The Canal Winchester Blues and<br />

Ribfest will be held July 26 from 5-11 p.m.<br />

and July 27 from noon to 11 p.m. rain or<br />

shine.<br />

The event is a two day summer street<br />

celebration held in historic downtown<br />

Canal Winchester and featuring live blues<br />

music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of<br />

quality non-rib food options, children’s<br />

activities, fan-cooled dining areas, and a<br />

beer & wine garden for guests age 21 and<br />

over.<br />

On/off-street public parking is available<br />

in the areas adjacent to the festival<br />

grounds. Handicap tag and sticker parking<br />

available at the West Waterloo Street<br />

entrance east of Washington Street.<br />

As Ohio's only blues and ribs festival,<br />

this event draws rib and blues aficionados<br />

from around the state with annual attendance<br />

estimates in excess of 32,000.<br />

Gary Zuck Car Show<br />

American Legion Post 677, 11410 Smith<br />

Road NW, Lithopolis hosts the Gary Zuck<br />

Memorial Car Show on <strong>June</strong> 15.<br />

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and awards<br />

presented at 4 p.m. The event also features<br />

door prizes, live music, 50/50 raffle, food,<br />

and beverages. Registration fee is $10 per<br />

vehicle.<br />

All proceeds benefit the American<br />

Legion Post 677 and the Earth Angel<br />

Foundation.<br />

For information, contact Ron Rutter at<br />

740-407-6836. American Legion Post 677<br />

at 614-837-2806, Larry Smith at 740-407-<br />

4278, or email to ohioamericanlegionpost677@gmail.com.<br />

First ursday<br />

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

event this summer along the leisure path<br />

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

1 from 4:30-7 p.m.<br />

First Thursday features live music, food<br />

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

the first 200 attendees, face painting and<br />

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

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

show.<br />

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

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

Giveaways are: Aug. 1 - baseball hat.<br />

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

13TH ANNUAL<br />

FRIDAY & SATURDAY JULY 26 - 27<br />

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CANAL WINCHESTER<br />

Smokin’ Blues,<br />

within the D.O.R.A. District<br />

(Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area)<br />

FRIDAY 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm<br />

SATURDAY Noon - 11:00 pm<br />

Sizzlin’ Hot Ribs<br />

& So Much More!<br />

2 STAGES!!!<br />

Free Admission<br />

Kids Zone!<br />

Dozens of Food Vendors!<br />

Beer Garden & Dining Tent!<br />

www.bluesandribfest.com


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EVENTS<br />

Fourth of July<br />

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

The city of <strong>Groveport</strong> will celebrate<br />

Independence Day on July 3 and July 4.<br />

Activities along Wirt Road on July 3<br />

include: live music performances by Mama<br />

Drama at 5 p.m., Devin Henry at 6:30 p.m.,<br />

and Crush Bon Jovi Experience at 8 p.m.;<br />

food trucks; family activities; and fireworks<br />

at dusk accompanied by music on radio frequency<br />

88.3.<br />

Activities on July 4 include:<br />

•Red, White, and Kids Parade begins at<br />

10:30 a.m. Staging at 10 a.m. on the<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Elementary playground and<br />

parking at Middle School Central. Parade<br />

starts at 751 Main St., goes west on Main<br />

Street and south on Oak Street to Crooked<br />

Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road.<br />

•Main Fourth of July Parade begins at<br />

11 a.m. Staging at the <strong>Groveport</strong><br />

Recreation Center, 7370 <strong>Groveport</strong> Road,<br />

at 8 a.m. Parade starts at Richardson Road<br />

and goes west on Main Street, then north<br />

on Hendron Road, and ending at<br />

Glendening Elementary.<br />

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

Famous Fortress Fireworks<br />

Obetz will celebrate Independence Day<br />

with the Famous Fortress Fireworks on<br />

July 3. From 6-10 p.m. there will be food<br />

trucks, inflatables, and more. The fireworks<br />

begin at 9:50 p.m. Fortress Obetz is<br />

located at 2015 Recreation Trail, Obetz.<br />

Zucchinifest: A weekend<br />

musical extravaganza<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> Obetz Zucchinifest will be held<br />

Aug. 30 from 5-11 p.m.; Aug. 31 from 11<br />

a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11<br />

p.m.; and Sept. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at<br />

Fortress Obetz, 2015 Recreation Trail,<br />

Obetz.<br />

This year’s event features a star-studded<br />

musical line-up includes:<br />

•Rewind to the ‘90s: Dru Hill will headline<br />

the Aug. 31 entertainment, bringing<br />

their classic hits and energy to Fortress<br />

Obetz. Joining them are legends from the<br />

decade like Digital Underground, C&C<br />

Music Factory, and the Tag Team.<br />

•Country Music Under the Stars: On<br />

Sept. 1 Gary Allan will take the stage as<br />

the headline act. Parmalee will perform at<br />

7 p.m. followed by Gary Allan at 8:30 p.m.<br />

Visit obetzzucchinifest.com for information.<br />

Fortress Friday Flicks<br />

Fortress Friday Flicks, held at 2015<br />

Recreation Trail, Obetz, recreates the<br />

drive-in movie experience and promises<br />

evenings filled with family-friendly entertainment<br />

under the stars from <strong>June</strong> to<br />

August.<br />

Admission to Fortress Friday Flicks is<br />

free.<br />

Fortress Friday Flicks features three<br />

evenings of movie magic. Each event begins<br />

at 8 p.m. The movie line up:<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 14: “Little Giants” — A heartwarming<br />

classic.<br />

•July 12: “Wonka” — Take a magical<br />

journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate<br />

factory, filled with wonder, whimsy, and<br />

delicious surprises.<br />

•Aug. 2: “Migration” — Embark on an<br />

adventure through space and time as a<br />

young girl discovers her true destiny. It’s a<br />

tale of courage, discovery, and the power of<br />

dreams.<br />

CW’s Music in the Park<br />

Canal Winchester’s Music in the Park is<br />

a free summer concert series held the third<br />

Friday of the month from 6-9 p.m. at<br />

Stradley Park, 30 S. High St., through<br />

September weather permitting.<br />

Attendees are encouraged to bring a<br />

lawn chair and picnic, purchase food from<br />

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

from one of the downtown restaurants.<br />

Visitors can purchase alcoholic beverages<br />

from participating establishments to enjoy<br />

within the Designated Outdoor<br />

Refreshment Area (DORA) boundaries.<br />

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

website.<br />

No outside alcohol is permitted within<br />

the park.<br />

Come on <strong>June</strong> 21 for Pet Palooza and<br />

live music from The Treble Catz. Then on<br />

July 19, the Gas Pump Jockeys return for a<br />

record 17th season for the annual Cruise-<br />

In Car Show, hosted by C-Town Cruisers.<br />

The End of Summer Bash on Aug. 16 features<br />

music by Creek Don’t Rise then close<br />

out the season on Sept. 20 with a Fall Fest.<br />

Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov for<br />

information.<br />

LANCAST<br />

A TER FESTIV<br />

VA AL<br />

40th Anniversary Se<br />

ason<br />

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

24<br />

July 20<br />

with the<br />

Lancaster Festival Orchestra<br />

July 27<br />

July 18– –27, <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.LancasterFestival.org


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City switches to a<br />

two day celebration<br />

“The issues last year came about<br />

because we were the only game in<br />

town. It was tough on the police and<br />

the public last year. We do what we<br />

can to celebrate and keep everyone<br />

safe.”<br />

- B. J. King<br />

City administrator<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

The city of <strong>Groveport</strong>’s Independence<br />

Day celebration will take place on two days<br />

this year on July 3 and July 4.<br />

There will be live music performances<br />

along Wirt Road on July 3 by Mama Drama<br />

at 5 p.m., Devin Henry at 6:30 p.m., and<br />

Crush Bon Jovi Experience at 8 p.m. There<br />

will be food trucks,l family activities, and<br />

fireworks at dusk accompanied by music on<br />

radio frequency 88.3.<br />

On July 4, the kids parade begins at<br />

10:30 a.m. at Middle School Central, 751<br />

Main St., goes west on Main Street and<br />

south on Oak Street to Crooked Alley<br />

KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. The Main Street<br />

Fourth of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. at<br />

Richardson Road and goes west on Main<br />

Street, then north on Hendron Road, and<br />

ending at Glendening Elementary.<br />

Problems last year<br />

In years past the city held all of its<br />

Fourth of July activities on July 4, but last<br />

year things got rowdy during the Fourth of<br />

July fireworks in <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

According to the <strong>Groveport</strong> Police, “flash<br />

mobs” of youths, believed to be made up of<br />

teenagers and others in their early 20s -<br />

some wearing ski masks - caused disruptions<br />

and chaos at last year’s event by tossing<br />

fireworks and other explosive devices<br />

and then running in all directions.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong> Police Chief Casey Adams<br />

said the goals of such flash mobs are to create<br />

“disruption and confusion.”<br />

The worst incident, according to Adams,<br />

was when individuals in a flash mob gathered<br />

in the municipal parking lot along<br />

Wirt Road and first tossed a small firework<br />

to the ground and then a more powerful<br />

exploding device.<br />

“They dropped them and ran. The first<br />

firework made a ‘pop’ sound,” said Adams.<br />

“The second, which we believe to have been<br />

an improvised homemade device, exploded<br />

with a major ‘bang’ that set off a strong concussive<br />

blast vibration. One officer had<br />

ringing in their ears afterward. The worst<br />

thing is these devices exploded near the<br />

propane tanks of the food vendors.”<br />

Fortunately, he said no injuries were<br />

reported.<br />

“It was a sight we don’t want to see happen<br />

in <strong>Groveport</strong> again this year,” said<br />

Mayor Lance Westcamp.<br />

Added Adams, “I’d never seen anything<br />

like what happened last year.”<br />

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

said, for the sake of safety and to be consistent<br />

with other area communities, it was<br />

decided to hold <strong>Groveport</strong>’s fireworks on<br />

July 3 this year instead of July 4.<br />

Last year locally, only <strong>Groveport</strong> and<br />

Lancaster held fireworks on July 4 as most<br />

other area communities shoot them off on<br />

July 3. Because of that scheduling, last<br />

year <strong>Groveport</strong> drew a large crowd locally<br />

and from the surrounding area to its fireworks.<br />

“The issues last year came about<br />

because we were the only game in town,”<br />

said King regarding the fireworks last year<br />

on July 4 as most other towns fired off their<br />

fireworks on July 3. “It was tough on the<br />

police and the public last year. We do what<br />

we can to celebrate and keep everyone<br />

safe.”<br />

Personal fireworks use<br />

Adams said police will enforce the city’s<br />

ban on the use of personal fireworks as best<br />

as they can this year.<br />

The city’s existing law completely bans<br />

the use of personal fireworks at any time<br />

within the city of <strong>Groveport</strong>.<br />

<strong>Groveport</strong>’s local law is different than<br />

current state law that allows individuals to<br />

possess consumer grade fireworks and to<br />

discharge them on their own property or on<br />

another person’s property with permission<br />

on the following days: New Year’s Day;<br />

Chinese New Year; Cinco de Mayo;<br />

Memorial Day weekend; <strong>June</strong>teenth; July<br />

3, 4, and 5 and the Fridays, Saturdays, and<br />

Sundays preceding and following; Labor<br />

Day weekend, Diwali; and New Year’s Eve.<br />

State law permits local governments to<br />

restrict the dates and times when individuals<br />

may discharge consumer grade fireworks<br />

or to impose a complete ban on the<br />

use of consumer grade fireworks.<br />

Adams said for police officers to properly<br />

enforce the law, the firing off of fireworks<br />

must happen in police presence. If officers<br />

can identify who fired the personal fireworks<br />

they will cite the individual. If not,<br />

they will issue a warning.<br />

According to city officials, the use of personal<br />

fireworks within city limits is a first<br />

degree misdemeanor punishable by six<br />

months in jail / $1,000 fine.<br />

“It’s a safety issue,” said Adams, adding<br />

that fireworks can injure people and start<br />

fires.<br />

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HELP WANTED<br />

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20 Years Experience<br />

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Masonry<br />

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Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Bobcat Grading<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

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Driveways & Excavation<br />

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

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Driveways & Extensions<br />

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Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

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Bill 614-306-4541<br />

HAULING<br />

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All Interior Remodels<br />

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Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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PLUMBING<br />

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Tree Service<br />

Deadwood Thinning<br />

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PAGE 16 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - <strong>June</strong> 2, <strong>2024</strong><br />

American Pickers return<br />

The American Pickers will return to<br />

Ohio. They plan to film episodes of The<br />

History Channel hit television series<br />

throughout the state in August <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

American Pickers is a documentary<br />

series that explores the world of antique<br />

“picking” on The History Channel. The<br />

show follows skilled pickers in the business,<br />

as they hunt for America’s most valuable<br />

antiques.<br />

They are always excited to find historically<br />

significant or rare items, in addition<br />

to unforgettable characters and their collections.<br />

The Pickers are on a mission to recycle<br />

and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way,<br />

they want to meet characters with amazing<br />

stories and fun items. They hope to give<br />

historically significant objects a new lease<br />

on life while learning a thing or two about<br />

America’s past along the way.<br />

The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold<br />

over the years and are always looking to discover<br />

something they’ve never seen before.<br />

The American Pickers TV Show is looking<br />

for leads and would like to explore your hidden<br />

treasure. If you or someone you know has<br />

a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to<br />

sell, the show would like to hear from you.<br />

The Pickers do not pick stores, flea markets,<br />

malls, auction businesses, museums,<br />

or anything open to the public.<br />

Send your name, phone number, location,<br />

and description of the collection with<br />

photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or<br />

call (646) 493-2184.<br />

Teen Ambassadors<br />

The office of Ohio Attorney General<br />

Dave Yost is accepting applications for the<br />

Teen Ambassador Board for the <strong>2024</strong>-25<br />

academic year.<br />

TAB — which is designed for high-school<br />

juniors and seniors from public, private,<br />

charter and online schools statewide,<br />

including home-schooled students — offers<br />

young people an opportunity to engage<br />

with state government officials and discuss<br />

issues affecting their lives.<br />

“This program allows Ohio teenagers to<br />

gain firsthand experience in law and government,”<br />

Yost said. “It’s a chance for our<br />

future leaders to have their voices heard<br />

and to play an active role in shaping their<br />

communities.”<br />

Board members serve a one-year term,<br />

during which they convene twice in<br />

Columbus to collaborate and advise the<br />

Attorney General’s Office on matters relevant<br />

to teens.<br />

The ideal applicant is a motivated,<br />

enthusiastic self-starter who has an interest<br />

in law and government, seeks to develop<br />

leadership skills, and wants to make a<br />

difference. Board members participate in<br />

small group projects, attend presentations,<br />

meet with Yost, and interact with assistant<br />

attorneys general and elected officials.<br />

The submission deadline for applications<br />

is Sept. 15. For more information<br />

about the program or to apply, visit<br />

www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TeenAmba<br />

ssadorBoard.<br />

Parental Notification Act<br />

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is<br />

making the public aware of a state law giving<br />

parents oversight of their children’s use<br />

of social media websites as well as online<br />

services and products aimed at children.<br />

The Parental Notification by Social<br />

Media Operators Act, approved by the Ohio<br />

General Assembly took effect on Jan. 15.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

The Ohio Attorney General is charged<br />

with enforcement of this law, which applies<br />

to websites, services and products that are<br />

targeted to children or reasonably expected<br />

to be accessed by children.<br />

Operators must obtain parental consent<br />

before establishing accounts for children<br />

under the age of 16. They also must present<br />

parents with a list of censoring or content<br />

moderation features.<br />

When consent is granted, operators<br />

must then send written confirmation of the<br />

account to the parent or legal guardian.<br />

When consent is not given, operators must<br />

deny the child access to the platform.<br />

In cases in which operators fail to provide<br />

notification or a parent wishes to terminate<br />

a child’s access, parents should contact<br />

the website operator who then has 30<br />

days to terminate the child’s access. If parents<br />

are unsuccessful in the account being<br />

deleted, they are encouraged to file a complaint<br />

with the Ohio Attorney General’s<br />

Office at OhioProtects.org.<br />

OhioProtects.org features frequently<br />

asked questions regarding the law and<br />

offers additional resources for parents<br />

seeking information on the upcoming regulations.<br />

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