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

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and the Southwest Franklin County<br />

Historical Society hosted the annual Heritage Celebration on<br />

<strong>June</strong> 8. Taking place at Century Village in Fryer Park, the event<br />

offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of those who inhabited<br />

the area during the mid-to-late 18th and 19th centuries through<br />

demonstrations, games, live entertainment, and building tours.<br />

Here, Linda Crews, a volunteer with the SWFCHS, showcases<br />

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all their sewing by hand.<br />

Below, Tom Wilhelm, a volunteer with the SWFCHS, uses a canvas<br />

of leather to create a portrait of the landscape at Yosemite<br />

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New superintendent<br />

selected in SWCS<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools Board<br />

of Education has chosen a new superintendent.<br />

At a special meeting held on <strong>June</strong> 8, the<br />

board unanimously agreed to hire Randy<br />

Banks to lead the district. He has been<br />

serving as the assistant superintendent of<br />

Worthington <strong>City</strong> Schools since 2015.<br />

Under the terms of the four-year contract<br />

that was approved at the meeting,<br />

Banks will start his new role at the district<br />

on Aug. 1, <strong>2024</strong>. He will receive an annual<br />

salary of $265,000 with the possibility of a<br />

5 percent increase each year of his contract<br />

pending an excellent score on his annual<br />

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<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> officials are working on<br />

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evaluation.<br />

The board also approved a consulting agreement<br />

with Banks which will allow him to interact in the district.<br />

He will be paid a daily consulting rate of $1,019<br />

between now and Aug. 1.<br />

In late May, the board announced that Banks and<br />

district Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jamie Lusher<br />

were the two finalists for the superintendent position.<br />

Board president Chris Boso called the choice between<br />

the two candidates one of the “toughest” choices the<br />

board has had to make thus far.<br />

“You cannot say anything bad about either one of<br />

those candidates,” said Boso. “They are outstanding<br />

individuals and dedicated educators and it was just<br />

such a tough choice for us to have to make.”<br />

Ultimately, Boso said Banks was selected to serve<br />

as the superintendent for his “innovative outlook,<br />

human resource expertise, and a vision” for the district<br />

that resonated with the board.<br />

Lusher plans to continue to serve as the deputy<br />

superintendent of the district. Boso said he looks forward<br />

to seeing Banks and Lusher work collaboratively.<br />

The two previously worked together at Worthington<br />

<strong>City</strong> Schools.<br />

“They will be a dynamic duo and they will really<br />

push the district forward to be the best it can be,” Boso<br />

said.<br />

A native of northeastern Ohio, Banks said he wanted<br />

to work in the field of education because of the positive<br />

impact teachers and administrators can have on<br />

their students and the community as a whole.<br />

“Growing up in a small area (Ashtabula County), I<br />

saw the impact a school administrator could have in<br />

the community and that was something that drew me<br />

to the profession,” he said.<br />

After graduating from Jefferson Area High School<br />

in 1990, he attended Mount Vernon Nazarene<br />

University where he majored in education. During his<br />

sophomore year, he and his girlfriend, Michelle (who<br />

would later become his wife) traveled to Wichita,<br />

Kansas under a federal grant to serve as tutors to<br />

inner-city students. There, they coordinated recreational<br />

activities and assisted in a gang prevention<br />

program.<br />

“It was just a fantastic cultural experience and<br />

enriching to be able to work with students that closely<br />

and with a diverse staff,” he said. “It was something<br />

very different from what we had ever experienced<br />

before.”<br />

He said his involvement in that program made him<br />

more determined to become an educator and make a<br />

difference in children’s lives.<br />

After receiving his bachelor of arts in education in<br />

1994, he began his teaching career at Gahanna-<br />

Jefferson Schools where he taught eighth grade social<br />

students and sixth grade math and science. He also<br />

coached the boys basketball team at Gahanna Middle<br />

School West, Gahanna Middle School South and track<br />

at Gahanna Middle School South.<br />

A year after receiving his master of educational<br />

administration from Ohio State University, he joined<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools as the assistant principal<br />

at Norton Middle School in 1998. He served in that role<br />

for two years until he was named the principal at<br />

Brookpark Middle School (currently Beulah Park<br />

Middle School).<br />

Four years later, Banks was named as the personnel<br />

director of certified staff. He served in that role<br />

until 2006 when he was placed as the principal of<br />

Finland Middle School after a failed levy. He was the<br />

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principal of the middle school for six months and then<br />

transferred back to his position of personnel director of<br />

certified staff until 2011.<br />

For the past 13 years, Banks has been an employee<br />

at Worthington <strong>City</strong> Schools, serving as the human<br />

resource director and then the assistant superintendent.<br />

He said he looks forward to coming back to<br />

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

“I am very excited to be back,” said Banks. “I have<br />

always loved the people here. There has always been a<br />

group of committed employees here that have always<br />

worked really hard to meet the students’ needs and I<br />

think oftentimes their efforts go unnoticed. I was<br />

drawn to come back and work with that level of commitment.”<br />

He said his initial goals as the new superintendent<br />

is to “get out there and connect with people.”<br />

“There are a lot of new faces since I’ve left and I<br />

want to learn and understand how the district works<br />

and really connect to the people who are out there<br />

doing the work.”<br />

He added that he wants to be a superintendent who<br />

is “present and available” to all of the students, staff<br />

and members of the community.<br />

“It’s important that all of our small communities<br />

within this large district feel included in the entire<br />

purpose and mission of the school district,” said Banks.<br />

“That is one of my goals — to be out there in all corners<br />

of the district and make sure they all feel seen and<br />

heard and that our staff and students there feel valued.”<br />

The search for a new leader of the district was<br />

prompted in March when long-time superintendent<br />

Dr. Bill Wise announced he would be retiring prior to<br />

the start of the <strong>2024</strong>-25 school year. Wise will remain<br />

with the district as the special assistant to the new<br />

superintendent to assist with the transition process<br />

until Aug. 31, 2025. He was the superintendent of the<br />

fifth largest school district in the state for 17 years.


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<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> prohibits opposite direction parking<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

<strong>City</strong> leaders noticed a parking problem<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and decided to act on the<br />

matter.<br />

This parking problem does not deal with<br />

a lack of spaces, but rather drivers parking<br />

in the opposite direction of the traffic movement.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> councilman Ted Berry, who<br />

initiated the city legislation to deal with<br />

this issue, said he personally witnessed<br />

people parking in the Broadway cutouts in<br />

the opposite direction of traffic.<br />

“It seems logical that people would not<br />

park in the opposite direction of traffic,”<br />

said Berry at the <strong>June</strong> 3 council meeting.<br />

Upon further review, Berry discovered<br />

that the city did not have restrictions in<br />

place relating to the direction of parking.<br />

At the meeting, council unanimously<br />

approved an ordinance that states it shall<br />

be unlawful to park any vehicle upon any<br />

portion of any street, or in designated parking<br />

spots abutting a street, in a direction<br />

opposite of the direction of the authorized<br />

traffic movement on that portion of the<br />

street.<br />

This legislation was approved as an<br />

emergency measure and will go into effect<br />

immediately.<br />

In other news, the council approved a<br />

resolution to accept a donation of the<br />

Beulah Park arch from Townsend<br />

Construction Company.<br />

According to the legislation, the construction<br />

company agreed to install a lighted<br />

arch over Columbus Street at the<br />

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There is no word yet on when that arch will<br />

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The <strong>City</strong> Beat<br />

Cellular coverage issues still a concern<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

In September of last year, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> entered into an agreement<br />

with cellular tower infrastructure company, Arcadia, to help<br />

address poor cellular service in the area. However, efforts to ease<br />

the problem are not progressing in a timely manner.<br />

At a recent council meeting, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike”<br />

Stage reported that he met with managers at local hotels and<br />

motels to talk about challenges they face. According to Stage, they<br />

reported major cellular coverage problems, particularly the establishments<br />

located off Interstate 71, along Stringtown Road.<br />

Todd Hurley, the director of information systems in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

said Arcadia is in the property acquisition stage.<br />

“We are moving along, maybe not as quick as some would like,”<br />

said Hurley.<br />

Arcadia is looking for property where it could build a cellular<br />

tower, then lease space on that tower to the cellular providers.<br />

According to Hurley, the company typically looks for public space.<br />

In a previous report by the company, it identified parks, fire<br />

departments, police departments, and schools as ideal places for<br />

towers.<br />

According to a report by Arcadia, there are pockets of coverage<br />

issues throughout <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Most of the issues are east of<br />

Interstate 71, near the shopping center off Stringtown Road and<br />

Ohio Health <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Methodist Hospital. There are also coverage<br />

issues further down on Buckeye Parkway near the Pinnacle<br />

and in downtown <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

The report identified the need for seven to nine cell towers in<br />

community events<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host several blood drives in<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> including:<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> YMCA<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 20 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 17 from 12 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Evans Center<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mount Carmel <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

•<strong>June</strong> 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual<br />

Help<br />

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit<br />

www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

Jackson Township Cleanup<br />

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

village of Urbancrest will be permitted to drop off their unwanted<br />

household items at the Jackson Township Administration<br />

Building, located at 3756 Hoover Road, Monday through Friday<br />

from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., holidays excluded. The service will run<br />

through Oct. 4.<br />

Items accepted include residential bulk trash, bulk items,<br />

scrap metal and tires. The latter item is limited to four per vehicle<br />

per trip. Hazardous items will not be accepted, nor will batteries.<br />

E-waste, with the exception of monitors and televisions, are<br />

accepted year round. Residents can call the township office at<br />

614-875-2742 or send an email through its website at jacksontwpfranklinoh.gov<br />

for more details regarding items that are accepted<br />

or not accepted.<br />

Although anyone within the township, the city, or the village<br />

can participate in the community cleanup campaign during normal<br />

hours of operation, township officials have requested participants<br />

sign in at the office and let them know which materials they<br />

are seeking to dispose of.<br />

the area.<br />

Councilman Randy Holt said the city has been updating its zoning<br />

code. At the <strong>June</strong> 17 meeting, the council is expected to vote on<br />

legislation that deals with special use permits for antenna towers.<br />

“We need to get this (legislation) approved so we can act quickly<br />

and get the problem solved,” said Holt.<br />

Councilman Mark Sigrist agreed on the need for towers.<br />

“We cannot get them soon enough,” he said.<br />

Since the Telecommunications Act in the mid-1990s was enacted<br />

in the United States, local jurisdictions cannot prohibit the<br />

placement of communication towers. Municipalities can attempt to<br />

regulate how and where the towers are placed if the impact does<br />

not preclude wireless service.<br />

According to Hurley, once Arcadia identifies locations for the<br />

towers, they can build them then market the site to multiple<br />

providers. He said this is not a quick process. It could take a year<br />

or two.<br />

Hurley said the three main providers (AT&T, Verizon, and T-<br />

Mobile) have been made aware of the situation. In an effort to find<br />

a quicker solution, the city plans to draft another letter to the cellular<br />

carriers to see if anything could be done on their end to speed<br />

up the process. Council plans to sign off on that letter once written.<br />

Obituary<br />

Anne Courtney Plaskonos, 95,<br />

passed away on Tuesday, <strong>June</strong> 4, <strong>2024</strong> in<br />

Shillington, PA. She was the widow of<br />

Michael Plaskonos.<br />

Born in West Reading, PA to the late Percy R.<br />

and Blanche M. (Cusson) Courtney, Anne<br />

graduated from Shillington High School in<br />

1946 and from Penn State University in<br />

1950. She and Michael married on May 26,<br />

1956, before settling in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, OH,<br />

where she began her lifelong career as a first-grade teacher.<br />

Mrs. Plaskonos’s first teaching position was at Scioto Elementary<br />

School in Pickaway County, OH, where she taught for five years then<br />

moving to Richard Avenue Elementary School in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, OH<br />

where she taught first grade for 26 years retiring for the first time in<br />

1987. Mike and Anne then moved to their summer home on Lake<br />

Salem in Derby, VT, in 1987, and shortly after Anne returned to<br />

teaching at Brighton Elementary School in Island Pond, VT. Mrs.<br />

Plaskonos retired again in 1997 after 10 years at Brighton and began<br />

spending winters in Shillington. For over a decade, she worked as a<br />

substitute teacher at LaSalle Academy in Shillington, PA where her<br />

grandchildren were students.<br />

Anne was a member of St. Benedict Labre Catholic Church of West<br />

Charleston, VT and St. John Baptist de la Salle of Shillington.<br />

Left to treasure her memory are her children, Marti Spezialetti (Bob),<br />

of Mohnton, and Eric Plaskonos (Jennifer), of Washington Depot,<br />

and her grandchildren, Matthew Spezialetti (Carolyn), Benjamin<br />

Spezialetti, Bryn Spezialetti, Blanche Plaskonos, and Henri<br />

Plaskonos.<br />

In addition to her parents, Anne was predeceased by her husband,<br />

Michael, in 2010, and her brother, John R. Courtney, of Reading, PA<br />

in 1998.<br />

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Story of a Bill, Part IV<br />

and Update on Getting<br />

President Biden on the<br />

November Ballot<br />

In previous communications with you, I have<br />

chronicled the journey of House Bill 364, a measure<br />

to allow the noncommercial distribution of<br />

milkweed seeds to promote monarch butterfly<br />

population growth, in its quest to be enacted<br />

into law. You may recall that the bill was referred<br />

to the House Agriculture Committee. Sponsor<br />

testimony, proponent testimony, and opponent<br />

testimony (of which there was none) was completed<br />

across two committee meetings.<br />

The measure was scheduled for a committee<br />

vote on May 6. Unfortunately, that vote was delayed<br />

due to a reorganization of the leadership<br />

of the committee. Don Jones, from Freeport in<br />

Harrison County, now serves as chair. He<br />

rescheduled the vote for May 20. It passed<br />

through the committee unanimously, 11 to 0.<br />

The bill is scheduled for a vote by the entire<br />

House on <strong>June</strong> 12. I will explain the measure to<br />

my Republican colleagues at our issues caucus<br />

the day prior, then will advocate for it on the<br />

House floor at Session before the vote. I am<br />

hopeful for a positive vote at that time. Assuming<br />

success, the bill then proceeds to the Senate<br />

for its consideration.<br />

As I wrote in my last column, I sponsored House<br />

Bill 2, a simple four-sentence, 26-line proposal to<br />

change the deadline for a major political party to<br />

name its presidential and vice presidential candidates<br />

to 65 days from 90 in <strong>2024</strong> during the<br />

Legislature’s Special Session called by Governor<br />

DeWine the week after Memorial Day. In the<br />

compressed timeframe, I filed the bill with the<br />

House Clerk’s Office on Tuesday morning that<br />

week at 8:00. At 10:00, I attended the meeting of<br />

the House Government Oversight Committee to<br />

provide sponsor testimony. The next day I was<br />

appointed to fill a temporary vacancy on the<br />

committee and was seated in time to hear proponent<br />

and opponent testimony. We voted it<br />

out of committee unanimously the following<br />

morning. It passed the House 63 to 31 later that<br />

day, with majorities from both parties voting in<br />

favor of it. The Senate then passed it 30 to 1 on<br />

Friday and the Governor signed it on Sunday,<br />

<strong>June</strong> 2.<br />

A few days later, I was invited to the Governor’s<br />

Office for the ceremonial signing of the bill.<br />

There Governor DeWine thanked me for sponsoring<br />

the bill that essentially assures that President<br />

Biden will appear on our November<br />

election ballot. He provided me a framed copy<br />

of the bill with the signatures of House Speaker<br />

Jason Stephens, Senate President Matt Huffman,<br />

and the Governor, along with the actual pen with<br />

which he signed it.<br />

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

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

parts of West, Southwest, and South Columbus,<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Urbancrest, and portions of Franklin<br />

and Jackson Townships. He reports regularly on his<br />

activities in this position and his campaign has paid<br />

for this communication with you.)<br />

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Legislative Update: Innovative<br />

Policies for Families and<br />

Comprehensive Healthcare<br />

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 />

controls and regulations, including daily prescription<br />

dispensing limits, stringent reporting requirements,<br />

and mandatory staffing levels at remote dispensing<br />

pharmacies. By joining 28 other states in embracing<br />

telepharmacy, Ohio can extend pharmaceutical access<br />

to all 88 counties, fostering healthier communities, reducing<br />

healthcare costs, and easing the burden of<br />

lengthy commutes for essential medications.<br />

Results matter so let's make a difference together. Stay<br />

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Road improvements planned in Urbancrest<br />

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Several streets in the village of<br />

Urbancrest are slated to receive aesthetic<br />

improvements.<br />

At its meeting last month, the council<br />

unanimously approved a resolution which<br />

allows the village to enter into a shared<br />

cost agreement with the Franklin County<br />

Engineer’s Office to resurface two welltraveled<br />

roadways.<br />

According to Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr.,<br />

the county will contribute approximately<br />

$235,000 and the village will contribute<br />

roughly $47,000 toward the resurfacing<br />

project for Second Avenue and Third<br />

Avenue. He said it has been several years<br />

since these streets have seen any surface<br />

improvements and they are showing their<br />

“wear and tear.”<br />

“There are several uneven areas on the<br />

roadways and this new resurfacing project<br />

will make them nice and smooth for our<br />

vehicles,” he said.<br />

Barnes said he expects the road<br />

improvements will take place this summer<br />

with the project lasting several days, if not<br />

weeks. The county engineer will also resurface<br />

several village-owned parking lots<br />

during this phase. Road closures are not<br />

expected throughout the duration of the<br />

project to resurface Second and Third<br />

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“The county will be doing the work during<br />

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projects in the village this summer: the<br />

striping of village owned parking lots and<br />

the crack sealing of several roadways<br />

including Augustus Drive, John A. Cooley<br />

Drive, Fourth Avenue, and Main Street.<br />

The county will contribute approximately<br />

$40,000 and the village will contribute<br />

roughly $8,000 for those projects.<br />

Barnes said the county and the village<br />

have plans to either repave or resurface the<br />

“tree streets” during the next phase of<br />

roadway improvements. The tree streets<br />

include Olive, Maple, Vine and Walnut.<br />

The county and the village entered into<br />

an agreement to resurface First Avenue,<br />

Central Avenue and Lincoln Road last<br />

year. The $209,000 project was also a<br />

shared cost project that utilized the county’s<br />

small government infrastructure<br />

improvement fund.<br />

Applicants sought for Teen Ambassador Board<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 />

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Internet Purchase<br />

Exchange Zones<br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>’s Division of<br />

Police in cooperation with Jackson<br />

Township established two Internet<br />

Purchase Exchange Zones in response to<br />

safety concerns during person-to-person<br />

exchanges of sales arranged online. The<br />

zones are located at <strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035<br />

Broadway, and the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, 3756 Hoover<br />

Road.<br />

Exchange zones are identified by signage<br />

next to designated parking spaces at<br />

each location with video surveillance 24<br />

hours a day, seven days a week. Residents<br />

can conduct transactions knowing their<br />

interactions are recorded. In cases of<br />

emergency, site users should dial 911 for<br />

assistance.<br />

For more information, contact the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police at 614-277-<br />

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On <strong>June</strong> 6, Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced<br />

its plan to expand its Close To Home network by opening<br />

a new center in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. The center will expand convenient<br />

access to urgent care and specialized pediatric services<br />

for families in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and surrounding areas.<br />

Planned services at the center, to be located at 1350-<br />

1370 Stringtown Road, include urgent care, lab services,<br />

imaging and EKG testing, and clinical therapies. The<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Close To Home Center is anticipated to open in<br />

2026.<br />

“Central Ohio continues to grow, and Nationwide<br />

Children’s wants to provide the best access to pediatric<br />

care for the entire region,” said Tim Robinson, chief executive<br />

officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Our new<br />

Close To Home Center in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> will help more children<br />

receive the care they need, when they need it.”<br />

Close To Home centers offer community-based diagnostic<br />

and therapeutic services for newborns, children and<br />

<strong>June</strong> 16, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 7<br />

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to open care center in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

S.A.L.T. at Evans Center<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police host Seniors and<br />

Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) meetings at 10<br />

a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the<br />

Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Adults of all ages are<br />

welcome to attend. If you would like additional information<br />

on other crime prevention programs visit<br />

police.grovecityohio.gov or call 614-277-1765.<br />

Century Village open house<br />

The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society<br />

welcomes groups and individuals to Century Village,<br />

community events<br />

4185 Orders Road. Tour the historic log house and<br />

school from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each<br />

month, May through September. For more information<br />

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

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

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover Road in<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, will host a free community meal every<br />

third Saturday of each month. The food will be served<br />

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

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

young adults, with services varying by location.<br />

Nationwide Children’s currently operates 23 Close To<br />

Home centers in central Ohio.<br />

“We and our children are truly blessed to welcome a<br />

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close To Home center<br />

with urgent care to our community,” said <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage.<br />

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital<br />

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News and<br />

World Report’s 2023-24 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,”<br />

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest<br />

not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems<br />

providing unique expertise in pediatric population health,<br />

behavioral health, genomics and health equity as<br />

the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to<br />

best outcomes for the health of the whole child.<br />

Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than<br />

14,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive<br />

and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment<br />

during more than 1.7 million patient visits annually.<br />

As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio<br />

State University College of Medicine, Nationwide<br />

Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians<br />

and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner<br />

Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is<br />

one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded<br />

free-standing pediatric research facilities.<br />

More information is available at<br />

NationwideChildrens.org.<br />

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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 />

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 />

From now through August, the concerts<br />

will take 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 />

Remaining Summer Sizzle Schedule:<br />

•<strong>June</strong> 21 - Blues Therapy<br />

Community Backyards<br />

Workshop<br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Franklin Soil<br />

and Water will host a free Community<br />

Backyards Workshop. Local gardening and<br />

conservation experts will be on hand at the<br />

event that will take place from 6:30 to 8<br />

p.m. <strong>June</strong> 25 at the Eagle Pavilion in Fryer<br />

Park, 3670 Discovery Drive.<br />

Learn how to protect clean water and<br />

Sizzlin’ Hot Ribs<br />

& So Much More!<br />

2 STAGES!!!<br />

Free Admission<br />

community events<br />

EVENTS<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 />

the environment with backyard conservation<br />

practices such as rain barrels, rain<br />

gardens, native plants and composting.<br />

Residents who attend can receive a voucher<br />

for a new rain barrel, compost bin or<br />

native plant purchase. Vouchers are limited<br />

to one per household per year.<br />

Registration is encouraged, but not<br />

required. For more information or to register<br />

online, visit grovecityohio.gov.<br />

Kids Zone!<br />

Dozens of Food Vendors!<br />

Beer Garden & Dining Tent!<br />

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The American Pickers will return to Ohio. They plan to film<br />

episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout<br />

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

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the<br />

world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The show follows<br />

skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s<br />

most valuable antiques.<br />

They are always excited to find historically significant or rare<br />

items, in addition to unforgettable characters and their collections.<br />

As they hit the back roads from coast-to-coast, the Pickers are<br />

on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way,<br />

they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items.<br />

They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life<br />

while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.<br />

The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are<br />

always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before.<br />

The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would<br />

like to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know<br />

has a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to sell, the show<br />

would like to hear from you.<br />

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

businesses, museums, or anything open to the public.<br />

If interested, please send your name, phone number, location,<br />

and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com<br />

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

EVENTS<br />

The American Pickers will return to Ohio this summer<br />

The American Pickers will film episodes of The History Channel television series throughout the state of<br />

Ohio this summer and are looking for unique items to feature on the show.<br />

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Project ChildSafe<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police is participating<br />

in a nationwide free gun lock<br />

giveaway program to help protect families<br />

from unnecessary tragedy.<br />

Over the past decade, Project ChildSafe<br />

developed a comprehensive program for<br />

firearm owners to be safe and responsible<br />

– preventing accidents and keeping<br />

firearms out of the wrong hands.<br />

Free, cable-style gun locks and firearm<br />

safety information are available at the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.<br />

The free gun lock giveaway is part of the<br />

national Project ChildSafe Initiative,<br />

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ensuring safe and responsible firearm ownership<br />

and storage. Funding for the locks is<br />

provided by a grant from the U.S.<br />

Department of Justice.<br />

For more information, contact the division<br />

of police at 614-277-1710.<br />

Steadfast Food Pantry<br />

The Steadfast Helping Hands Food<br />

Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 3 to 6<br />

p.m. by appointment only. The pantry is<br />

located at 4500 Broadway in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

To set up an appointment, call 614-871-<br />

7445.<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Butterscotch, 2,<br />

was rescued from the<br />

streets. He is now a<br />

purr-fect blend of<br />

charm and mischief.<br />

Butterscotch is the<br />

master of fun, with a<br />

sweet tooth for<br />

adventure and a<br />

sprinkle of mischief<br />

to keep things interesting. Whether he is<br />

chasing shadows or curling up in your lap for<br />

a cozy snooze, he’ll whisk you away on a<br />

whirlwind of whimsy and delight. Adopt him<br />

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Conrad is a 1-yearold<br />

boy with gorgeous<br />

gold eyes. He<br />

loves to party and<br />

loves to play. He<br />

enjoys treats and<br />

cuddling. This gentle<br />

boy would like to find<br />

his forever home and<br />

would prefer to live<br />

with his brother,<br />

Conley. He is up to date on his vaccines and<br />

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Conley is a sweet 1-<br />

year-old boy. He is<br />

very friendly and lovable.<br />

Conley and his<br />

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Phil is an awesome<br />

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structure with boundaries<br />

enforced. Phil is<br />

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It seems as if movies about professional<br />

killers come out at least once a month now,<br />

but the greatest film you will ever see featuring<br />

these dangerous beings was<br />

released 27 years ago.<br />

Starring John Cusack as a hit man who<br />

visits his hometown for the 10-year high<br />

school reunion, causing accidental mischief<br />

and mayhem during his brief stay, “Grosse<br />

Pointe Blank” was a highly entertaining<br />

and shrewd mix of action, dark comedy,<br />

existentialism, and romance.<br />

Since I do not know him personally, I<br />

cannot say for certain that acclaimed<br />

writer and director Richard Linklater is a<br />

loyal and vocal fan of “Grosse Pointe<br />

Blank”, but based upon his new comedic<br />

neo-noir film I would hazard a guess that<br />

he has a great appreciation for it too.<br />

Much to my surprise and delight, there<br />

were a lot of similarities between “Hit<br />

Man” and “Grosse Pointe Blank.” In addition<br />

to having charming and charismatic<br />

leads, they both feature a bitingly sharp<br />

script filled with conversations and observations<br />

on the meaning of life and human<br />

nature, and they both have an overall<br />

weird and fun vibe that gets the heart<br />

pumping and the brain moving.<br />

The biggest difference between the two<br />

killer dark comedies is that “Hit Man” is<br />

much lighter than its spiritual sister. In<br />

fact, there is hardly any violence at all in<br />

this movie. But why is a movie about a professional<br />

killer without much violence, you<br />

might wonder. Well, that is because the<br />

lead character works undercover with the<br />

police, helping them put away individuals<br />

who want to get rid of a spouse, coworker,<br />

or romantic rival. It’s a really good twist<br />

and play on the professional assassin trope,<br />

and it’s one that is actually based on a real<br />

person named Gary Johnson.<br />

In 2001, Gary Johnson gained some<br />

notoriety outside of the Greater Houston<br />

area when journalist Skip Hollandsworth<br />

In Entertainment<br />

Powell slays in performance as a “Hit Man”<br />

wrote a longform article about his unusual<br />

side hustle for Texas Monthly. For years,<br />

the mild mannered and unassuming college<br />

psychology and philosophy professor<br />

worked with the local police department,<br />

donning disguises and meeting up with<br />

those who wanted to put a hit out on people<br />

they knew. He was so good at acting as<br />

these hit men characters (they changed<br />

depending on the client) that a local detective<br />

called him the “Laurence Olivier” of<br />

murder-for-hire investigations.<br />

If you ever get a chance to read the article,<br />

please do. You can tell how much<br />

Hollandsworth loved the assignment and<br />

the subject, and you can also see why<br />

Richard Linklater wanted to turn<br />

Johnson’s story into a feature film.<br />

Although it is a very, very loose retelling,<br />

it’s filled with respect and admiration for<br />

that quiet, cat-loving, backyard bird feeding<br />

man who just wanted to put his fascination<br />

with the human mind to good use.<br />

In the movie, Gary Johnson is played by<br />

Glen Powell, a far cry from the definition of<br />

unassuming. While the makeup and costume<br />

department tries to downgrade his<br />

innate beauty with glasses, slightly greasy<br />

hair, a wrinkled polo shirt, loose-fitting<br />

knee length denim jeans, and a brown belt<br />

that flaps uselessly in the air, it’s hard to<br />

put aside the fact that his character is<br />

coded as a dork. But Powell, who shares<br />

writing credits with Linklater, inhabits the<br />

body language of someone who is slightly<br />

uncomfortable in his own skin, making it<br />

much easier to buy into his character’s<br />

awkwardness.<br />

When we first meet Gary, the adjunct<br />

professor of psychology and philosophy is<br />

leading a lecture about the meaning of life.<br />

Though well-intentioned with his encouragement<br />

for the students to “seize their<br />

passions,” they look at him with something<br />

akin to pity with one even whispering loudly<br />

about not taking life advice from someone<br />

who drives a Honda.<br />

Outside of his day job at the community<br />

college in New Orleans, Gary is a committed<br />

parent to his two cats, Id and Ego, and<br />

an avid bird watcher at the parks. When he<br />

is not doing those three things, he helps the<br />

local police department run their electronic<br />

equipment for their sting operations. This<br />

is how he becomes “the greatest contract<br />

killer in the southwest region.”<br />

After the lead member of the undercover<br />

sting operation (Austin Amelio) is suspended<br />

for 120 days, Gary is asked to fill in<br />

because their would-be murderous client<br />

has finally come up with the money and is<br />

ready to meet to discuss the elimination of<br />

their coworker. At first, Gary is a little fidgety<br />

as he “works out the murder details”<br />

with their soon-to-be-jailed client. But<br />

slowly he starts to take to the role, factually<br />

laying out how he would dispose of the<br />

body across the state in order to put his<br />

client at ease.<br />

Shocked by how good of an actor he was<br />

— and by how adept he was at making the<br />

client say he wanted to pay to have his<br />

competition killed — the undercover team<br />

asks Gary to be their lead contract killer<br />

for the duration of Jasper’s suspension.<br />

Over the course of each meeting with a new<br />

murderous client, you can see how this role<br />

is reinvigorating Gary. With each costume<br />

he dons, with each character he develops,<br />

with each would-be-accessory to murder he<br />

helps lock up, his confidence in himself and<br />

in his life starts to grow.<br />

But when he dons the persona of “Ron,”<br />

a slick tough guy, for potential client<br />

Madison (Adria Arjona), things start to go<br />

sideways. Unlike most of the people Gary<br />

encounters undercover, the pretty, young<br />

and scared woman isn’t seeking a payday<br />

or revenge — she just wants out from under<br />

her husband’s abusive thumb. Instead of<br />

baiting her into a confession, Ron tells her<br />

to keep the money she has offered and to<br />

<strong>June</strong> 16, <strong>2024</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

herself a new life.<br />

When she gets that life, however, she<br />

begins texting “Ron,” and Gary responds.<br />

Soon enough, Madison and Ron are in a<br />

full-blown affair, one dating someone she<br />

doesn’t truly know, and the other dating<br />

someone that tried to have someone killed.<br />

It’s a tangled web they weave, and with<br />

their chemistry it is so much fun to watch<br />

them get caught up in it.<br />

Like much of Linklater’s filmography,<br />

there is a whole thread in “Hit Man” about<br />

identify, self-perception, outward projection<br />

and perception, and change that is<br />

utterly fascinating, picking at the threads<br />

Hollandsworth brought up in his article<br />

about Gary’s ability to compartmentalize<br />

and his desire to understand how the brain<br />

works in all situations. It’s as interesting to<br />

watch it play out on the screen as it is to<br />

read in the pages of Texas Monthly, and<br />

that is a testament to how good this movie<br />

is.<br />

“Hit Man” isn’t without its faults, of<br />

course, but overall this is a very entertaining<br />

film. There are some big ideas contained<br />

within this occasionally bonkers<br />

crime caper, the romance within is both<br />

sweet and sour, and Powell proves that he<br />

can be a great leading man. It looks like he<br />

is having the time of his life in this role,<br />

which makes the experience of watching<br />

this movie all the more enjoyable.<br />

“Hit Man” is now streaming on Netflix.<br />

Grade: B+<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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Experienced HVAC Installer.<br />

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

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

to install residential<br />

equipment with very little<br />

supervision. Starting pay<br />

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

Please Call 614-875-1227.<br />

DATED SALES<br />

GARAGE/YARD SALE<br />

3368 Cameron St., G. C.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 20, 21, 22 - 9am-4pm<br />

Furn., Tools, Longaberger,<br />

Match Box, Antiqs, Primitive,<br />

Books, Christmas,<br />

Vera Bradley, Toys & more<br />

PETS<br />

German Shepherd Pups<br />

6 Mo. old. $100 each<br />

OBO. 740-281-9437<br />

AKC Shih Tzu Puppies<br />

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

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

614-822-1004<br />

WANT TO BUY<br />

WE BUY JUNK CARS<br />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Antiques * Coins<br />

Victrolas * Watches<br />

Clocks * Bookcases<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

Auctions<br />

MISCELLANEOUS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Western Show Saddles,<br />

hand tooled, silver trim -<br />

$6000. Western leather<br />

pictures, hand carved,<br />

Rolling W Saddlery. 614-<br />

878-2432<br />

Honda Linking Generators-<br />

$1750; Commercial Trash<br />

Containers - $200; Mens Trek<br />

Bicycle - $150; John Deere<br />

Rider - $1100; Sports Card &<br />

Comic Book Collection - Best<br />

OIffer. 614-216-7336<br />

Glass Desk Top Mats<br />

10 17”x22”- $15.00 each<br />

1 - 37.5” x 24” - $15.00<br />

all 1/4” thick<br />

614-272-5422<br />

AUTO PARTS<br />

Nissan 2019 Pathfinder<br />

running boards, mountings<br />

& brackets. New 2022 -<br />

$789.00. Only on car<br />

August -September 2022.<br />

Brand new condition. Now<br />

$389.00 or best offer.<br />

614-272-5422<br />

pfd1d@aol.com<br />

FARM.<br />

EQUIPMENT<br />

John Deere Diesel 950<br />

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

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

Kept in garage. $9000.<br />

614-230-9271<br />

RENTALS<br />

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<br />

USED VEHICLES<br />

2007 Pontiac Torrent<br />

SUV, 129,700+ miles,<br />

runs good, p/s, p/b, cruise,<br />

sunroof, some new parts.<br />

A few drawbacks. $3000.<br />

MUST SELL. Please call<br />

614-264-6314<br />

xFocus on Rentals<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 />

HAVE EMPTY<br />

APARTMENTS?<br />

RENT THEM BEFORE<br />

SCHOOL STARTS!<br />

Advertise It!<br />

Call Kathy<br />

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

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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 />

7/7<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 />

HOUSEKEEPING - Homes,<br />

Offices, Apartments. Need<br />

Errands Run? 45 yrs exp.<br />

Call Paul 614-796-5346<br />

CONCRETE<br />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

46 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

614-875-8364<br />

614-419-7721<br />

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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 />

7/7 A/M<br />

CONCRETE<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Bobcat Grading<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

www.hastingsnsons.com<br />

Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Contact<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus@gmail.com<br />

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 />

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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 />

FLOORING<br />

Call us to restore<br />

the shine to your<br />

Hardwood or Vinyl Floors.<br />

Anchor Floors & Tile.<br />

Family owned since 1996.<br />

614-806-6050<br />

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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 />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

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FREE Shutters with<br />

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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 />

Classified Services<br />

6/23 A<br />

6/30<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 />

7/7<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 />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

RETIRED - 42 Yrs Exp.<br />

HOME REPAIRS<br />

SIDING * GUTTERS<br />

FENCES * DECKS<br />

MISC. REPAIRS<br />

Call Joe - 614-778-1460<br />

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<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 />

BATH REMODELS<br />

Expert Craftsmanship<br />

20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

614-653-3285<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 />

614-395-7909<br />

johnellis0333@sbcglobal.net<br />

PLUMBING<br />

5/25 A<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 />

5/26 A<br />

6/23 A<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<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 />

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 614-933-1499<br />

or Gavin at 614-378-3568<br />

Interior & Exterior<br />

Painting<br />

Laminate Floors<br />

Windows•Doors•More<br />

Plumbing Services<br />

614-599-7299<br />

20% off for Sr. Citizens<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 />

INT/EXT PAINTING<br />

& Wall Repair<br />

$22/hr. Fast & Professional.<br />

Refs. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Res.<br />

Chris Imperatore<br />

614-740-1774<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

MRS. POWERWASH<br />

Any house wash $149+tax<br />

Single deck $69+tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99+tax<br />

Best Wash in Town<br />

Over 45,000 washes<br />

Ashley 614-771-3892<br />

ABURTO<br />

PRESSURE WASHING<br />

•Homes •Roofs •Gutters<br />

•Driveways •Sidewalks<br />

•Parking Lots<br />

Quality • Free Estimates<br />

Competitive Prices<br />

614-927-8968<br />

7/7 A<br />

7/7 A&M<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 />

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 SERVICE<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

Warren Brewer Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

6/2<br />

A&M<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

Arbaugh<br />

Tree Service<br />

Deadwood Thinning<br />

& Shaping of Trees<br />

Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding<br />

Bucket Truck Service<br />

614-837-1316<br />

Free Estimates<br />

**Arch Tree Service**<br />

•Your Premier Tree<br />

Care Professionals•<br />

**ISA Certified Arborist<br />

on Staff**<br />

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*Services:*<br />

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• Stump Grinding<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

To Schedule Visit<br />

www.ArchTreeService.com<br />

Or call us at<br />

**614-736-5252**<br />

7/7 A<br />

6/23 A


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WELCOME TO 13270 Darby Creek Rd.<br />

IN CONTRACT<br />

Rare Find! If you are in the market for a custom well built ranch on acreage you just found your new home. Not a small room<br />

in this one, all areas are spacious and the home offers TONS of storage. Outstanding Vistas, home looks into a wooded<br />

setting which can be enjoyed from a huge deck area, perfect for entertaining. Large showy entry which leads to a living room<br />

that looks into the woods. Primary bedroom offers dual walk in closets with storage units as well as a large private bath. U<br />

shaped kitchen leads to the eating area as well as one of the largest great rooms that you will ever see....featuring hand<br />

stained woodwork and vaulted wood ceilings. Walk out lower level ...do not miss this one!<br />

MLS #224017685 PRICE: $439,900<br />

WORK WITH THE BEST!<br />

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SKINNER GROUP<br />

Evan & Greg Skinner, Realtors<br />

614-537-1994 614-546-8354<br />

Discount Commissions Every Time!<br />

COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, RESIDENTIAL

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