Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2010 June

New kid, new car

Jason has driven the same black, two-seater truck since long before we started dating. He loves that truck like an old friend, and I love it, too, mostly because it’s always been a part of the Jason I know. The front seat of his truck still looks, feels and smells the same way as it did the night of our first date. There is a certain comfort in tha...

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Twi-Hards flock to Grove City theater

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle Hundreds of Twi-Hards packed Star Cinema in Grove City around midnight on July 30 for the opening of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." The general manager of Star said they sold approximately 246 pre-ordered tickets for the midnight showing, and had to open a second screen to accommodate all of the viewers. Ab...

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Garden tour ready to bloom

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon visiting some of the finest gardens in the Grove City area at the 18th annual Jo Bostic Memorial Garden Tour on July 11, from 1-5 p.m. This self-guided tour, hosted by Keep Grove City Beautiful and the city of Grove City, starts at the Gardens at Gantz Farm, 2255 Home Road. Participants will receive a program and map to g...

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Groveport readies for Independence Day fun

The village of Groveport scaled back its funding of its annual Independence Day celebration due to budget constraints, but, in true community spirit, a local organization came forward for the second year to provide fun and entertainment on the holiday. The village is still supporting the traditional parade and fireworks, but has financially backed...

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Library trustees vote in favor of fall levy

The Southwest Public Libraries (SPL) Board of Trustees, at a special meeting on June 23, voted to place a 1-mill operating levy on the November ballot.  If passed, a 10-year, 1-mill levy would replace funds lost since 2001 and generate $2.5 million the first year. The cost to homeowners would be $30 annually or $2.55 per month for the owner of...

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Keeping your pet safe this 4th of July

Celebrate the fourth, but leave your pets safely indoors at home. Franklin County Animal Care and Control picks up more strays this week than any other, primarily because dogs are so frightened by fireworks. The shelter will be open on July 4 so that owners may reclaim their lost dogs. According to Don Winstel, Director of Franklin County Animal Ca...

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Jackson Township begins mosquito fogging

Mosquito fogging in Jackson Township is underway each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 9 p.m. to midnight, as this is the time when most of the population is indoors and mosquitoes are most active.  The township will routinely treat the more densely populated subdivisions and rural areas. Mosquito spraying will not take place if it is raining...

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Ohio American Water denied in request to regain rate increases

 A final effort by Ohio American Water (OAW) to regain more than $5.8 million at issue in a recent rate case was denied by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) June 23 after the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) argued OAW did not comply with the necessary rehearing requirements.   OAW, which provides water to Bl...

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Groveport’s Main St. paving project in limbo

Plans to repave part of Groveport’s Main Street have hit a snag. At Groveport Village Council’s June 28 meeting, council heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the village administrator to enter into an agreement with the Franklin County Engineer’s Office to attach to the county’s bid to repave Main Street from...

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Three generations make fair and farming a tradition

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick Three generations of this South Charleston family are down on the farm and ready for the fair: (atop the railing, from left) Wade, Katie Grace, and Tucker Eriksen; (back row) Peg Wildman; Christy, Hayden and Hans Eriksen. Wade, Katie, Tucker and Hayden attend Southeastern Local Schools. The Clark County Fair is Ju...

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