Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Southeast Messenger

County engineer making historical maps more available

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Maps, both old and new, help tell the stories of people and places. Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle wants to make the county’s collection of historical maps and documents more accessible to the public by making digital copies of them and placing the documents on the county engineer’s website for viewing. “We’...

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Library collection highlights black history

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The Columbus Metropolitan Library will celebrate Black History Month in February by seeking historical contributions from the community and with family-friendly programming. The Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, will host a scanning event on Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. for people to bring in their photos and hi...

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Interim upgrades planned for Winchester Pike at Ebright and Shannon roads

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer A Madison Township hot spot for traffic accidents is getting a makeover following an announcement that the Winchester Pike/Shannon/Ebright roads intersection will receive an interim renovation sometime in 2014. Franklin County traffic engineer Michael Meeks said the project is in the design phase and includes a traffic...

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Groveport Council approves new positions; city engineer also hired

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport City Council approved creating two Groveport Parks and Recreation Department jobs to help with the management and maintenance of its facilities. The positions are: building maintenance technician, with an annual pay range of $30,451 to $48,963; and aquatics coordinator, with an annual pay range of $35,00...

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Canal Winchester Schools place levy on ballot

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Canal Winchester Local Schools will place a levy on the May 6 ballot. The levy, if approved, would be a renewal of a $5.8 million, five-year substitute levy. An emergency levy was first passed by voters in 2009 and renewed at a lower rate in 2011. Family Engagement Coordinator Brigid Krueger said, since the last levy, ...

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GM school board to make decision on levy and bond issue on Jan. 22

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The Groveport Madison school board will choose from nine operating levy options, as well as a bond issue option to build a new high school, to be placed on the May 6 ballot. “We need to look long term so the district does not go back to the voters so often asking for money,” said Treasurer Tony Swartz. “We need en...

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Survey reflects voters view of Groveport Madison

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The results of a survey of Groveport Madison voters indicates the citizens say they support the schools, but feel they cannot afford higher taxes. Burges and Burges Strategists conducted the survey of 409 respondents in 2013. According to Groveport Madison Superintendent Bruce Hoover, the three most important item...

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Funding obtained for Winchester Pike project

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The Ohio Public Works Commission has awarded funding to reconfigure the intersection of Winchester Pike/Brice Road/Bixby Road to improve traffic flow and safety. The OPWC will fund $2.1 million of the estimated $5.7 million project. According to Ted Beidler, projects engineer for Franklin County, $3 million of the...

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Groveport Town Center construction expected to speed up this month

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Progress has been slow on the construction of the Groveport Town Center project in downtown Groveport, but that will change in January. According to Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall, several delays regarding the relocation of utility lines for electric, telephone and cable television service slowed full sc...

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Automotive museum taking shape in Canal Winchester

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer What do fast cars, transportation memorabilia and shaving mugs have in common? A new home in downtown Canal Winchester. Work is progressing on the $1.5 million Bob McDorman Automotive Museum honoring the Corvette and including space for the National Barber Museum, which is now housed on the second floor of a building a...

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