Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Southwest Messenger

Students with authors

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer Grove City High School students were given a unique opportunity to learn from local acclaimed authors at a mentoring workshop. The Grove City High School Student’s Literacy Arts Magazine recently hosted the Central Ohio Author Night to celebrate local authors and encourage students to create their own creative works. He...

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Park named after Breck family

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor The new city dog park located along Demorest Road has its official name. It will be called Breck Community Park. At the March 17 meeting, Grove City Council signed off on the name. According to Kim Conrad, the city’s parks and recreation director, the park board voted to name it Breck Community Park after William a...

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City and chamber to host job fair

The city of Grove City and the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce are again partnering to host the third annual Grove City Job Fair on April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3950 Brookham Dr., Grove City. “We’ve heard from our chamber members and hiring qualified candidates continues to be a challenge,” said Shawn Conrad, executive di...

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In Tune

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Upon coming home from work one day, John Joseph was welcomed by the sound of “Life in the Fast Lane” coming from upstairs. As he and his wife, Renee are long-time fans of the Eagles, he thought it was she that was jamming to the classic song, but that turned out not to be the case. Instead, it was their daughter, Leah w...

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Honoring the trailblazers

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer The village of Urbancrest honored those who have blazed trails in and out of the community during the sixth annual Black History celebration. Among those honored was Louis Sharp, who served as mayor of the village from 1980 until 1983. Under his guidance, the amenities of Urbancrest changed dramatically. He helped usher...

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Lunch prices could increase in SWCS

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor The price of a student lunch could increase next school year. Beth Glitt, food services supervisor for the South-Western City Schools District, presented her price proposal to the board of education at the Feb. 24 meeting. According to Glitt, the last time the district had a lunch price increase at the elementary l...

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Improvements to limit traffic on Demorest Road

The city of Grove City is making infrastructure improvements to Demorest Road north of the intersection at Southwest Boulevard. Demorest Road will be closed to through traffic between Southwest and Big Run South Road, from March 10 to May 6, weather permitting. The project improvements include new turn lanes, traffic signal upgrades, curb ramp repl...

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Drug drop box installed at Safety Complex

The Grove City Division of Police, in partnership with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), installed a Rx Drug Drop Box in the lobby of the Grove City Safety Complex, 3360 Park St. The drug drop box resembles a mailbox and is available for anonymous disposal of medicine any time of the day or night. “The program is des...

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Library project moving along

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor City leaders took another step toward relocating the Grove City Library. At the Feb. 18 meeting, Grove City Council unanimously approved legislation to appropriate $2.5 million for the development of the new library. Law Director Stephen Smith said the measure enables the city’s administration to move forward with...

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YMCA program helps to prevent diabetes

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer “I don’t want to know” is a statement Connie Crump hears all too often. As the chronic disease coordinator and the active older adults coordinator for the Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA, Crump encourages those in her care to get screened for prevalent diseases. Unfortunately, “I don’t want to know” is the common response Crump...

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