Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Southeast Messenger

Obetz eyes Stambaugh property

Obetz Mayor Rod Davisson said Aug. 13 that negotiations with Groveport Madison and Hamilton Township local schools regarding the annexation of the 171 acre Stambaugh property are "going well." "We’re committed to doing well by the schools," said Davisson. "Our overriding theme is – good schools bring good houses...

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Pickerington schools report card rating falls

Pickerington schools earned a rating of "Continuous Improvement" from the Ohio Department of Education which means the district received a "C" on its state report card despite having high test scores. All but two schools in the district received ratings of "Excellent" (or A) with Ridgeview Junior High and Diley Middle,...

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Pickerington to place school levy on ballot

A 5 mill operating levy will expire at the end of the year leaving the Pickerington Local School District scrambling to cover operating expenses unless voters support a levy in November. At its Aug. 13 meeting, the Pickerington Board of Education approved the first step in a two-step process to place a levy on the November ballot by approving a res...

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Rickenbacker car wheels into its new home

   Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove  Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts, left, and Eddie Rickenbacker historian Richard Hoerle look over the 1925 Rickenbacker Brougham automobile recently obtained by the museum. In the background is a full scale replica of World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker’s Columbus boyhood h...

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The old fishin hole

   Messenger photo by Rachel Scofield  With summer winding down and school days beckoning, Brock Vinci, 6, of Violet Township, watches his line closely at Sycamore Park in Pickerington as he competes in the ReMax Fishing Derby on Aug. 11. Vinci preferred his Grandpa Ron Young’s cane pole and cork bobber to his own rod and reel....

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Violet hearing postponed

A public hearing on an application to rezone three acres located on the west side of Pickerington Road in Violet Township and owned by Pickerington Church of the Nazarene has been granted a continuance. Brent Baxter, of The McKnight Group, told the Violet Township trustees Aug. 15 that unforeseen site engineering dilemmas have created delays that m...

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CW voters to face school levy

Facing a potential multi-million dollar deficit in two years, the Canal Winchester Board of Education is moving ahead with plans to place an estimated 7.9-mill levy on the November ballot. The board met in special session on Aug. 6 to discuss the district’s five-year fiscal forecast and determine the type of operating levy needed to generate...

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Good eatin

   Messenger photo by Rachel Scofield  Good eatin’ Pickerington residents Lora Morgan and David White enjoy some barbecue at the Olde Pickerington Village Jazz & Ribfest held Aug. 4. "It is a good time,"  White said.  He said that, although the event coincided with the Dublin Irish Festival and the Ohio...

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Groveport Madison state test scores improve

Preliminary results from state-wide achievement tests indicate students in the Groveport Madison Local School district continue to improve. During the Aug. 8 meeting of the groveport Madison Board of Education, Superintendent Scott McKenzie discussed preliminary results of the 2006-07 State Report Card, which show Groveport Madison has reached Cont...

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Groveport Madison treasurer resigns

A new chief financial officer and treasurer will soon be headed to the Groveport Madison Local School District, and school officials are seeking community input in selecting the qualifications for the new employee. At the Aug. 8 meeting of the Groveport Madison Board of Education, Superintendent Scott McKenzie announced Treasurer Anne Spano has acc...

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