Thursday, July 10th, 2014

2012 November

Take time to talk with veterans about their experiences

William H. Lowe My dad was a World War II veteran, and Im ashamed to say thats about all I know about it. Of course, I wasnt your average kid. I was a later-in-life,Oops! What a surprise … baby, and my parents were actually more like my grandparents than my parents. As a teenager, I was already starting to take care of my ailing parents...

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GCKA Cyclones take home title

The Grove City Kids Association Girls MSSA Cyclones team won the championship game in a recent Gahanna tournament. Team members include (back row, left to right) coach David McKnight, Brooke Markham, Mallory Best, Sam Galiffo, Julianna Carr, Lexi Hanson, Lauren Lash, Claire Fraley, Haylee Crouse and coach Lloyd Hanson; (front row) Sophana Luy, Abby...

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Food program to help families in need

The Southwest Christian Ministerial Association will sponsor the White Christmas holiday food program for needy residents who live in Grove City, Harrisburg and Orient. Beginning Nov. 26, those who would like to receive a food box may call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 875-3322, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food boxes will be d...

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School uniform policy put on hold at Groveport Madison

A school uniform policy may not be necessary for Groveport Madison Schools because officials say incidents of dress code violations, discipline issues and bullying have decreased this school year. "There have been very few major violations (which includes fights, drugs and weapon possession)," said Richard Playko, dean of students, at the...

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Groveport Madison and OSFC funding

The Groveport Madison school district is 64th on the state priority list for Ohio Schools Facility Commission (OSFC) funding if the district were to decide to pursue  money to construct new school buildings. We filed a waiver to annually declare our position and to keep our place on the list without making a financial commitment," said Gr...

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Groveport Council approves 2013 city budget

Groveport City Council has approved the city of Groveport’s 2013 budget, which shows an increase in the total general fund budget of about 21 percent over 2012. The budget, which was approved  by council on Nov. 13, lists a general fund budget of $15.5 million compared to $12.3 in 2012. The budget also includes a balance of $1.5 million...

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Casino funds lower than expected for Groveport Madison Schools

The new casinos in Ohio are not generating as much money for the public schools as was initially anticipated. "Casino revenue will not save school districts," said Groveport Madison Schools Treasurer Tony Swartz. According to Ohio Department of Taxation estimates, Swartz said it was originally thought Groveport Madison would receive $21 p...

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MIssion Ensign 2012 at GMHS

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove   The second annual Mission Ensign walk and run to raise funds to help Groveport Madison High School teacher Kristine Ensign was held Nov. 10 at Groveport Madison High School. Events included a one mile walk on the track at Cruiser Stadium and a 5K run on the cross country trail. Ensign, pictured here in a go...

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Memorial Hospital forges exclusive partnership with JA Schools

Memorial Hospital of Union County (MHUC) in Marysville and Jonathan Alder Local Schools have forged a partnership that gives the hospital exclusive rights to provide sports medicine services to the school district. At the school boards Nov. 12 meeting, MHUC President and CEO Chip Hubbs explained that similar agreements have been struck with the Fai...

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Looks like Alder has a tenant for old elementary school

Jonathan Alder Schools might have a new tenant for the old Plain City Elementary building, vacated last fall when the new school opened. On Nov. 12, the school board gave Superintendent Gary L. Chapman permission to pursue a lease agreement with Daily Needs Assistance, which operates through Vineyard Church of Plain City. The nondenominational prog...

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