Friday, April 25th, 2014

2007 June

The peoples document lives on

It was hot in Philadelphia in June of 1776. Summer’s heat often seems more sweltering in the city than the countryside. Situated in the second floor room of a brick house at Second and Market streets in Philadelphia, far from his pastoral mountain home in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson balanced his special portable writing box and collapsible des...

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School officer sees improvement

Groveport School Resource Police Officer Chris Gyke believes that, though the 2006-07 school year presented challenges, overall he feels efforts to improve the environment at Groveport Madison High School were "extremely successful." "In the beginning of the year there was a substantial amount of fighting and other disruptive behavio...

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Groveport reviews flood map

Proposed FEMA floodplain map for north central Groveport. Groveport officials surveyed the terrain around Elmont Place and found that the area is not of sufficient height to dispute the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new proposed floodplain map affecting land south of the subdivision. EMH&T Engineer Steve Farst said the surv...

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Friends for life

Messenger photo by Kathryn Clayton John Moseley receives a kiss from Kiki, a blue and gold macaw, during the Festival of Friends organized by Friends for Life Animal Haven and held June 23 at the Canal Winchester High School football field. Moseley is with In The Nest, a bird group dedicated to helping birds. He and his wife care for 29 birds at ho...

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Fireflies are on the wing

They emerge each year around the summer solstice. Golden lights in the night that float and glow as June melts into July. They are fireflies, or as we like to call them in Ohio, "lightnin’ bugs." Recently I spoke with Three Creeks Metro Parks Naturalist Jill Snyder, who presents programs about fireflies, about these wondrous insects...

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Diley Road project transforms area

What was once a lonely country road surrounded by farm fields is now a premier showcase of cooperative effort between municipalities, private owners, and state funding. A CW & Violet Township joint effort Improvements made to Diley Road, between Kings Crossing and Busey Road, are both functional and aesthetic. The thoroughfare accesses business...

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CW courts crew

Canal Winchester is one of five communities in the running to host a new $30 million Columbus Crew team soccer complex. The center would feature a full-size indoor soccer training facility and 16 outdoor recreational fields. Construction of a sports medicine and physiotherapy clinic and retail development are also under consideration. Crew official...

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Woman who lost grandson saving lives with smoke detectors

Messenger photo by Dianne Garrett Audrey Watts (right) received the first free smoke detector installed by volunteers accompanying Carolyn Syx (left) canvassing east Columbus neighborhoods June 23. Syx’s only grandchild perished in a mobile home fire April 9, 2005. Her goal is assure that no one else loses a life in a home without smoke detec...

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Reynoldsburg Fourth fizzles

The city of Reynoldsburg will be uncharacteristically quiet on the Fourth of July this year, thanks to the absence of the community parade and fireworks. Mayor Bob McPherson said although these and other traditional community events have been eliminated due to budget constraints, he has not heard much in the way of rumblings from the community....

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Resident says use auxiliary officers for events

The city of Reynoldsburg should better utilize its auxiliary police officers, according to one concerned resident wwho spoke at the June 25 meeting of City Council. Resident Richard Donovan lamented the loss of public events such as the Fourth of July parade. The city decided to eliminate the public events, which require quite a bit of police overt...

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