Thursday, April 17th, 2014



2010 September

Praire Twp. Fire Dept. celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Is your smoke alarm in working order?  “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with is this years Fire Safety Theme. All through October, Prairie Township firefighters have events to help children, senior citizens, and the Hispanic community to remember to check the batteries and smoke alarms in their homes.   In 2009, almost two-thirds...

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Franklin Township decides on single hauler

After months of discussion, the Franklin Township Board of Trustees decided to pass a resolution which would change the townships garbage system to single-hauler.   The resolution was passed two-to-one during their Sept. 16 regular meeting; Trustee Don Cook voted against the movement and said he doesnt believe enough residents are informed abo...

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Doctor’s residents take a lesson from firefighhters

    Photo courtesy of the Prairie Township Fire Department A resident from Doctors Hospital gets a look at what its like for EMS on the scene of an accident. Prairie Township firefighters and Doctors Hospital joined together on Sept. 23 to give hospital residents a view of life from the firefighters and patients side of an accident....

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Camp Chase soldier returns to post

TheSouthern Soldier has returned to his post. Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy The soldier from the top of the monument at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery was recently removed for restoration. He was returned, by use of a crane, on Sept. 27. The refinishedSouthern Soldier stands near the cemeterys entrance. The soldier from the top of the mon...

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Trustees want options from SWACO

The Pleasant Township board of trustees has been working with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio to renegotiate the contract of the township’s trash pickup services for the past few months. The terms appeared to be close to finalization until they hit a minor snag at the Sept. 28 meeting. During the meeting, trustee Dale Worthington as...

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Trash rates in Jackson Township increase

Jackson Township trustees voted to renew their trash collection contract with Local Waste Management for 2011, during their Sept. 28 regular meeting. This is a renewal of the agreement first installed during January of 2004, and has an increase of 22 cents per month this year. Residents will now be pay $13.43 per month for full waste services, a pr...

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Township mourns loss of Keith Goldhardt

Keith Goldhardt On Sept. 22, Pleasant Township chairman Keith Goldhardt passed away after a brief, but courageous battle with stomach cancer. He had just turned 63 on Sept. 5. Goldhardt became a township trustee in 1995, a race that current trustee and longtime friend Dale Worthington remembers all too well. "We ran against each other and he b...

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SWCS explores energy conservation program

Officials in the South-Western City Schools District plan to take advantage of the Ohio School Facilities Commission energy conservation program. The program allows school districts to borrow funds to make energy efficient building improvements without going to the voters for a bond issue. At the Sept. 27 board of education meeting, Mark Waller, pr...

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Responding to first responders

Brett Barber is a responder to the responders. He, along with about 27 central Ohio residents, are active members of the organization Box 15 Club Inc., a response unit that assists emergency personnel at the scene of major fires or catastrophic events. On scene, members provide rehydration, nutrition and core temperature stabilization to firefighte...

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Greyhounds announce homecoming court

Here is the 2010 Grove City High School homecoming court . Back row: Brian Havener, John Banghoff, Collin Randall, Luke Smurthwaite, Adam Plank, Matt Papic and Colin Hopkins Front row: Molly Mulvany, Abby Wells, Taylor Christopherson, Paige Myers, Ellen Conti, Stefani Scott and Gentry Cope The homecoming ceremony will be before the varsity football...

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