Thursday, April 17th, 2014



2012 March

Severe weather warnings from Grove City police

The Grove City Division of Police wants to remind residents of the telephone-based severe weather warning service for those living or working in Grove City. The Grove City Weather Alert System sends a pre-recorded phone message when there are National Weather Service warnings for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash floods in Franklin County. ...

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Rockin’ on in memory of Grove City girl

Rockin on the Run is held in honor of Reagyn Semler, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 5, and in memory of Nate Elfrink of West Jefferson and Violet Baier of Grove City. Pictured above is Violet Mariah Baier at a Grove City Relay for Life event before her death in December 2010. She was 7 years old. After seeing participation double...

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City wants meeting space in JT station

Grove City officials made their plea March 27 to Jackson Township for a community meeting room at the new fire station on Buckeye Parkway. Deputy City Administrator Bill Vedra and Police Chief Steve Robinette met with township officials regarding the matter. A community meeting room has been discussed, but has not been included in the architects dr...

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Big Splash goes platinum with international award

The Big Splash Family Aquatics Center in Grove City has been recognized among the safest in the world for 2011 earning the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award by Jeff Ellis and Associates, an international aquatic safety and risk management firm. This is the fifth time the staff at The Big Splash has received this award for their attention ...

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Motts Military Museum gets 9-11 artifacts

Motts Military Museum in Groveport will become home to the second largest collection of artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the country.   "When we’re finished we will have the biggest collection of 9-11 artifacts outside of Ground Zero in New York," Motts Military M...

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9-11 artifacts arrive at Motts Military Museum (photos)

Messenger photos by Linda Dillman   Motts Military Museum in Groveport will become home to the second largest collection of artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the country. Pictured here on March 29 are Military historian Warren Motts, left, and Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier,...

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Loser Racing hosts its second annual fundraising event

A local club has raised more than $20,000 in the last 10 years, which has all gone toward the betterment of the community. Loser Racing, which started in 2000, will host its second annualSpring Fling fundraiser on April 14 at Jays Sports Lounge, 3475 Sullivant Ave., at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. “Hillbilly Jan Taylor, president o...

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Groveport considers adopting plan to stop job poaching

The city of Groveport is considering cooperating with other communities to prevent job poaching in the pursuit of development.   Groveport City Council is reviewing legislation on an economic cooperation agreement where area municipalities would collectively focus economic development plans on bringing in new jobs while curbing the practice of...

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Tolles culinary students excel at state invitational

Tolles culinary student Ricky Canter (center) of Jonathan Alder accepts the award for top poultry fabrication at the Ohio ProStart Invitational. Presenting the award were: (from left) Chef Greg Beachey, National Restaurant Association; Jerry Cagle, general manager, Gordon Food Service; Canter; Larry Keane, Sysco Cleveland; Mike Haunert, Sysco Cinci...

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SOUTHEASTERN: Spring Sports 2012

Southeastern varsity baseball: (front row, from left) Preston Snodgrass, Jordan Hitt, Josh Black, Luke Pavlatos, Caleb Diamond, Dean Mohler; (back row) Duncan Mercer, Zane Grove, Cody Craft, Bryant Banion, Zach Smith and Coach Greg Bonifay. SOUTHEASTERN BASEBALL March 24    Greenon DH (11:00) March 26    @ Shawnee (5:0...

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