Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Southwest Messenger

Councilwoman target of hoax

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor A Grove City councilwoman may have been a victim of swatting. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, swatting is a hoax call to 9-1-1 to draw a response from law enforcement and emergency services. Grove City councilwoman Maria Klemack-McGraw said last week she was sitting in her backyard relaxing after...

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City to upgrade radio system

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor The city of Grove City will reboot its public safety radio system with help from the county. At the Nov. 4 meeting, Grove City Council approved a measure to partner with Franklin County in the construction of a new digital radio system. According to William Vedra, deputy city administrator, the city’s current publi...

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District able to extend levy promise

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor In 2009, officials in the South-Western City Schools District promised the community there would be no tax levy requests on the ballot through 2013. That promise has been fulfilled and expanded. “We have never been in such good financial shape,” said Hugh Garside, district treasurer. At a recent meeting, the board...

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Residents question merging schools

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer One of the top concerns expressed by attendees at a South-Western City Schools District community meeting Oct. 29 was that too many economically disadvantaged neighborhoods were being grouped together in a plan for new elementary school boundaries. The meeting at Franklin Woods Intermediate School was the fourth seek...

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Not too shaggy

Participants traveled from all over the country for the Mid-Ohio Grooming Expo, held at the Weston Hotel in downtown Columbus. Christa Hanlon, representing Scruffy to Fluffy dog grooming salon of Grove City, participated in the grooming competition.  She placed in three categories: first place in rescue rodeo where she groomed a dog brought in from...

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Moving up the ranks

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer Three Jackson Township firefighter/paramedics were elevated to the rank of lieutenant and will be leaders for the fire station on Buckeye Parkway when it opens. Jason Burley, Dan Tilley and Brian Wess took the oath of this new position at the Oct. 22 township trustees meeting that drew a standing room only crowd of the...

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Empowering students to benefit the environment

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This quote is from “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. It is a message South-Western City Schools District teacher Amy McKinney Mastroianni wants to leave with her students. Mastroianni has been an educator in the district for 12 yea...

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LifeCare, helping people and their pets

By Whitney Coy Staff Writer LifeCare Alliance has taken care of central Ohio’s older and medically challenged adults for years through their Meals-on-Wheels program. Now they’re stepping up to the plate yet again to make sure those clients don’t have to worry about caring for their pets – and they’re asking for your help. LifeCare Alliance Communic...

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