Thursday, April 17th, 2014



2009 April

Urbancrest author gets romantic

For some people, cracking open a book and delving into its content is a magical experience. Books have the ability to transport readers to foreign lands and parallel universes, bring respite to the weary, and can even inspire them to try writing their own. Alicia Wiggins is one of those people. "Growing up, I always loved to read and write, bu...

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Police file charges against former food pantry volunteer

The Board of Trustees for the Grove City Food Pantry and Emergency Services reports that charges were filed with the Grove City Police Department on April 30 against former volunteer financial secretary Gayle Tatman for misuse of the organization’s funds for personal use.  Based on the investigation that has been conducted up to this poi...

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Photos: Back in the day at Century Village

Messenger photos by Andrea Cordle The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society recreated the past on April 25 at Century Village for the 2009 Encampment, taking visitors back from the American Revolution to the Civil War. This year’s event attracted about 1,000 history buffs. Katrina Finster, 9, (left) and Amina Cassell, 8, got to experie...

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Photo: Governor and Falcons clean Darby

Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil Governor Ted Strickland, staff from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a biology class from Franklin Heights High School gathered at Battelle Darby Metro Park for an Earth Day program to monitor the stream quality in the Bid Darby. Together, they learned about and used a variety of biological testing techniqu...

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Phoenix kicks it into gear

The FC Phoenix U9 Premier Team recently competed in the Middletown Spring Blast Soccer Tournament. The team beat the WSA Attack 8-0 and the Hoosier Futboll Club 3-0 in preliminary games. The girls took second place in a match against a team from Cincinnati resulting in a 4-3 final score. Team members are Jordan McElravey, Hannah Swearingen, Camryn...

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New emergency sirens operating in Pleasant Township

Pleasant Township is preparing for severe weather season. Last year the Pleasant Township Board of Trustees purchased five emergency sirens through the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office in an effort to provide weather forewarning for the township’s residents. The five new sirens arrived a few months ago, but du...

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More cuts on tap in SWCS

"This is just depressing," said South-Western City Schools Board of Education President Cathy Johnson after administrators outlined possible cuts at the April 27 meeting. Deputy Superintendent Phil Warner explained the district has set up transition teams to look at areas where funding cuts need to be made. He said the cuts would not be n...

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Lumberyard project to bring jobs and economic boost

Over 300 new jobs could pop up in Grove City, once the old lumberyard site is developed. This is according to Stonehenge Developer Mo Dion, who has been working on the project for more than three years. Dion presented the redevelopment plan at the April 23 community meeting at City Hall. The city plans to convert the lumberyard site, which sits beh...

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Letters to the editor (updated April 30)

Schools are so much more I hope the community will support the May 5 levy. Keep in mind the board of education is mandated to operate on a balanced budget. Their singular task is to provide an academic education to the children of our district. We all know that schools are much more than that. Let me share a few observations of my favorite high sch...

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Community News

Book sale The Harrisburg Library, 1036 High St., sponsors an ongoing book sale Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Some books sell for $5 a bag, others range from $10 cents to $1. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good co...

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