Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Southeast Messenger

CW could recreate joint recreation district

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Recreation management could return to its roots in Canal Winchester with an anticipated change in 2014 from the Canal Winchester Recreation Organization back to a Joint Recreation District. Former district chairman Bob Toledo was asked to assist the organization six months ago as an advisor following what he called an...

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Groveport gets income tax revenue windfall

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor There’s nothing like receiving some unexpected money, especially when it is $2 million. Groveport Finance Director Jeff Green said the city’s income tax revenue is up nearly 50 percent over this same time last year. The increase was helped substantially by what Green called “an unexpected windfall of $2 million” t...

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Miscommunication plagues Madison Township’s electric opt out option

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Miscommunication between energy companies involved in a Madison Township electric utility aggregation plan created confusion for those wanting to opt out of the program. Notices for opting out of the program, which is intended to serve all township residents with reduced utility rates, were to be sent out in September....

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GM Schools’ citizens’ committee expands its scope

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The Committee for Better Schools wants to unite the Groveport Madison school district and help fulfill the needs of the students and the community. “We want to be part of a cultural movement that brings the community together to build our district and make positive changes,” said Maria McGraw, chairperson for the...

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Groveport water system goes high-tech

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The installation of 1,147 new high-tech water meters for customers on the Groveport water system has begun. Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall said notices were sent to residents to set up appointments for the installation of the new water meters. She said it takes about a half hour to install the new meter....

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Groveport downtown project construction to begin

The city of Groveport will break ground on the Groveport Town Center/Ace Hardware development on Oct. 24. The plans for the Groveport Town Center include two commercial buildings on 2.5 acres of city-owned land at the northeast corner of Main and Front streets. One building will be a 10,800 square foot building that will house an Ace Hardware store...

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“History Comes Alive” in Groveport

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Take a stroll through time at the ninth annual History Comes Alive walking tour of the Groveport Cemetery on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Costumed actors portraying historical residents of Groveport will tell stories of their lives and times during the free tour geared for all ages. Meet at the log house in Heritage Park, 55...

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Rash of car break-ins in Groveport

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier said a series of vehicle break-ins in Groveport appears to be the work of a roving band of thieves from outside the community. Portier said thieves broke into eight vehicles during the early morning hours on the weekend of Sept. 21 in the Elmont Place, Founders Bend and Bixby R...

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Undercover work leads to heroin bust

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor A seemingly routine traffic stop in Madison Township in September provided information that lead to the arrest of an alleged heroin dealer. A Groveport undercover police officer, who works with the Franklin County Drug Task Force, said $1,400 worth of heroin, three firearms, drug paraphernalia and $600 in cash wer...

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CW could restrict use of tents and canopies

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Following complaints regarding alleged overuse of tents substituting as semi-permanent structures, Canal Winchester City Council unveiled a proposed ordinance to tighten up regulations for temporary tents and canopies. Council held a public hearing Oct. 7 on an amendment limiting the use of temporary tents and canopies...

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