Friday, April 25th, 2014

Southwest Messenger

Jackson Township ready to open fire station

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer Last-minute work is being done at Fire Station 204 on Buckeye Parkway South and Jackson Township officials are working toward a dedication program. Township trustees, at their April 8 meeting, decided to hold a public ceremony on May 3 to allow area residents the opportunity to see the township’s fourth fire station. T...

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Seniors serve it up

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Every student harbors a deep suspicion that their teachers delight in giving orders, and in the case of Barry Alcock that is certainly true. As an English teacher at the South-Western Career Academy, Alcock likes to single out the students he knows are in the Culinary Arts program and grill them about the items that wil...

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Celebrating the history of Beulah Park

Step back in time to an era of grand celebrations rich in tradition. Beulah Park, Ohio’s first thoroughbred racetrack, is closing its gates after 91 years of racing. The public is invited to the Beulah Park Celebration from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. Tickets are available for purchase at the Grove City P...

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Speaking out for Wounded Warriors

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer A U.S. soldier serving in Rhamadi, Iraq, Shane Parsons’ life forever changed on Sept. 30, 2006. Parsons was catastrophically injured when an improvised explosive device was detonated under the Humvee he was driving. His injuries included a severe-anoxic traumatic brain injury, above knee bilateral amputations and po...

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Funds go to dog park

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor City officials anticipate that the new community dog park will attract many visitors. At the April 7 meeting, Grove City Council approved legislation to allocate $196,000 for improvements at Breck Community Park, which include more parking spaces to accommodate the patrons. The park originally had 19 parking spaces...

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City leaders debate use of cameras

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor Grove City Council and the city administration debated the use of privately owned security cameras on city property. The discussion occurred at a recent council meeting after resident Bill Ferguson brought the issue to light. According to Law Director Stephen Smith, the city was approached by Sound Communication to...

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Operation medicine drop in Jackson Township

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. The annual Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Initiative addresses high rates of prescription drug abuse and vital public safety and health issues. Bri...

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Urbancrest making room for equipment

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer With their vehicles and equipment stored in several buildings throughout Urbancrest, the village’s street department has been waiting for a centralized location to house their fleet and gear for quite some time. Now, it appears the wait will soon be over. At the April 1 meeting, the council was presented with the result...

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A house with history

By Janet Shailer Southwest Franklin County Historical Society Grove City’s 19th century buildings are making a significant comeback and the result could be a big draw as a tourist attraction and educational assemblage. Grove City’s chances of attracting increased tourist dollars grew  after action by Grove City Council last month. Council voted to...

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A strike to fight cancer

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer After losing his father and sister to cancer, Joe Nunan decided to fight back. “I guess when you lose people so close to you and people who are true heroes to you, you do what you can to keep that memory alive,” he said. An annual event now in its third year, Nunan and his family will once again host the Professiona...

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