Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2010 June

Metro Park in Grove City

Map courtesy of Metro Parks The board of trustees for Metro Parks has given the go ahead for a new park in Grove City. Metro Parks acquired approximately 70 acres of land off State Route 104 along the Scioto River. The city of Grove City has donated an additional 193 acres of land for the recreation site. John O’Meara, executive director for...

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Grove City family to pay it forward

Here, Robert Canine (white shirt) is surrounded by some of the men from his military unit, now home from Iraq and stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. Canine did not know they were coming to see the makings of his new home in Missouri. A quiet night of patrolling the northwest streets of Baghdad changed the lives of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Canine and his f...

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Greyhounds make it to state

Photos courtesy of ImpactActionPhotos.com The Grove City girl’s softball team made it to the state finals. Here, Kelli Zuefle catches the ball as Anna Fach of Massillon Perry slides onto the plate during the second inning. The Greyhounds played at Akron Firestone Park on June 5. The team lost to Massillon 10-0. Here, Taryn Allmon celebrates w...

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Denton trestle repaired and open

After being closed for half a year due to public safety concerns, Denton Road is now open. At the June 8 Pleasant Township Board of Trustees meeting, Chairman Keith Goldhardt said the board is comfortable reopening the road because they feel RailAmerica, the company who leases the property from CSX Transport, has made sufficient repairs to the rail...

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Council OKs union contract

Grove City Council approved a contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1116 at the June 7 meeting. The union contract covers 21 city employees, mostly from the service department. The previous contract expired at the end of April. The employees will receive a 6.5 percent salary increase over the...

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Council asked to fund Town Center revitalization projects

Grove City Council is expected to vote on additional funds to revitalize the Town Center. At the June 7 meeting, council heard the first reading of an ordinance to appropriate $48,430 for engineering of the Town Center green frame plan. There was also a first reading to set aside an additional $50,000 for the Town Center grant program. Council had...

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Around the Southwest

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. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good condition. Proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association....

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Reynoldsburg’s first community garden is part of tour

Reynoldsburgs inaugural community garden will be among several featured as part of the 11th annual Reynoldsburg garden tour, held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26. According to Jason Shamblin, parks and recreation director, the Reynoldsburg community has welcomed Livingston Community Gardens, located at 6303 Livingston Ave., with open arms....

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Community garden takes root

 Messenger photo by Lori Smith   Five-year-old Maeve Pawlowski, who just finished kindergarten at Heritage Elementary School in Pickerington, plants sweet peppers in her plot in the Pickerington community garden. Her area also features sunflowers planted in a circle, and when they are full-grown the heads will be tied together to make a...

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New city manager has high hopes for Pickerington

There is a new city manager in town. William Vance signed his contract June 4 and will begin work July 1, according to a press release.   Vance, a graduate of Appalachian State Universitys town and manager program, currently resides in Wildwood, Fla.   He has served as the town manager in Lady Lake, Fla., Luray, Va., and Franklinton, N.C....

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