Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Southeast Messenger

Groveport Madison makes big budget cuts

  The Groveport Madison Board of Education unanimously approved $3.6 million in budget cuts for 2012-13 with an additional $4.5 million in reductions to kick in for 2013-14 if voters do not pass a levy this fall.   "We did not come by this decision easily," board member Nancy Gillespie told an audience of about 180 people at the...

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Cruiser mascot rider in regional finals

Lacey Gray and her horse, Raven, (aka Cruiser) are shown here completing a jump in a local equestrian show in 2011. Gray, who is a Groveport Madison High School freshman and daughter of Todd and Libby Gray, rides the school’s mascot, "Cruiser," at the varsity football games. She also qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Asso...

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Economy hits Groveport Madison residents hard

  Poverty and homelessness are increasing in the Groveport Madison school district as more than half the students are considered economically disadvantaged.   "This year, 58 percent of our students are on the free or reduced lunch program. That’s up 4 percent from last year," said Groveport Madison Superintendent Scott McK...

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Canal Winchester/Groveport Relay for Life Kick-off Rally

A Relay Kick-off Rally for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Canal Winchester/Groveport will be held Feb. 21 from 5-9 p.m. at Shade on the Canal, 19 S. High St., Canal Winchester.   Shade on the Canal will donate 10 percent of food purchase sales during the kick-off rally to the community’s Relay For Life.   For informat...

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GMHS’ Bobo signs to play football

Groveport Madison High School’s Kyle Bobo recently signed a letter of intent to attend Notre Dame of Ohio in fall to play football. His parents are Kellie and Rodney Bobo of Groveport....

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GMHS Mock trial team performs well

  The Groveport Madison High School Mock Trial team made a strong effort at the the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s 29th annual Ohio Mock Trial competition on Feb. 3, held at the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, but did not advance to the regional competition. Mock Trial rules require that both the prosecution and...

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Groveport Madison to decide on budget cuts

The Groveport Madison Board of Education must make $4 million in budget cuts due to shrinking revenues.   The board plans to make a decision on what programs to slice from the budget at its meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Middle School North, 5474 Sedalia Drive. The board will also discuss placing a levy on the August ballot.   The propose...

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Groveport Cub Scout saves the day

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove Drake McGee (front) was honored by the State Fire Marshal’s Office for his heroic actions. Also pictured, from left to right, are State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers and McGee’s parents, Jessica McGee and Dustion McGee. Ten-year-old Drake McGee and his younger brother were playing a video game in his famil...

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New video captures spirit of Canal Winchester

Destination: Canal Winchester is sending a virtual postcard over the Internet to anyone interested in visiting the city through a new video featuring images of local sites, activities, and people.   "This is something new and exciting," said Destination Executive Director Bruce Jarvis during a Jan. 25 introduction of the completed vi...

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Barber Museum a cut above

  Messenger photo by Linda Dillman   Canal Winchester Area Historical Society President Mike Ippoliti is the curator and chief tour guide for the National Barber Museum. The museum is also home to the Barber Hall of Fame. The National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame in Canal Winchester houses thousands of artifacts related to the barbering...

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