Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Southeast Messenger

Groveport considers sidewalk options for Wirt and Hendron roads

A new pedestrian access study offers seven options for city of Groveport officials to consider for placing sidewalks on Hendron Road and Wirt Road in Groveport.   EMH&T Engineer Steve Farst presented the findings of the $5,000 study at Groveport City Council’s Aug. 8 meeting. Council authorized the study in order to find ways to impr...

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Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest 2011

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove Joselyn Rivera (right) and Lamar Marshall of Smoke Shack BBQ prepare tasty ribs for hungry customers at  the Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest, held Aug. 5 and 6 in downtown Canal Winchester. Jimmy Adler of the Jimmy Adler Blues Band talks to the crowd between songs. A woman is enveloped by promotional ballo...

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Memorial Brick Garden dedicated at Motts Military Museum

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts spoke to the crowd at the dedication of the museum’s new Memorial Brick Garden on Aug. 6. If you wish to purchase a memorial brick engraved with the name of a military veteran, call (614) 836-1500. Cost is $100 per brick.   At the Aug. 6 ceremony, the names of...

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Touch a Truck 2011

  Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove Sammy McGill, 2, and his dad, Brad, man the controls of a front end loader/backhoe at the City of Groveport’s annual Touch a Truck event, held Aug. 6 in Groveport Park. Large trucks and various other vehicles were available for kids of all ages to explore. Groveport Recreation Center employees dance t...

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Groveport Police act swiftly to save lives this summer

The efforts of Groveport Police officers have saved two lives this summer and almost saved a third.   •On July 27 Officer Joseph Adams saved the life of a man who was allegedly attempting suicide.   •About a week earlier, Officer Josh Guiler dove into the waters of a private fishing pond on Hendron Road trying to rescue a man wh...

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Fixing Groveport’s Front Street

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove Work is underway to repair Groveport’s historic brick Front Street. The project involves removing concrete patching as well as removing, and then re-laying all the brick, to smooth out the street from Hickory Alley to Main Street. Pictured here are workers stacking up the bricks after they have been removed...

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CW Schools place levy on ballot

The Canal Winchester Board of Education has approved placing a 13.38 mill levy before voters on Nov. 8.   The three year emergency levy would generate $5.8 million annually.   According to Treasurer Joyce Boyer, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $409.76 per year.   The existing emergency levy, passed in 2009, is set to...

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Groveport Police seek FOP representation in contract talks

Members of the Groveport Police Department are looking to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) to represent them in collective bargaining contract talks with city officials.   The police department became eligible to do so once Groveport became a city earlier this year.   "The Groveport officers were already  fraternal members of...

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CW Food Pantry looking for a new home

Lean economic times are forcing the Canal Winchester Food Pantry to look for larger space to serve a growing need.   The food pantry, located at 80 W. Columbus St. in David’s United Church of Christ, started in 1974 and served one or two families/patrons a week. The pantry now averages 50 families a week, up from 30 this past spring. In...

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CW names new development director

The city of Canal Winchester has named Lucas Haire to be its new development director.   Haire’s first day on the job coincided with city council’s Aug. 1 meeting, where the new director was introduced to the community and council.   Haire, previously served in the same capacity in Reynoldsburg. He was named Reynoldsburg...

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