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Gender Road intersection improvements

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Canal Winchester is pursuing financing for the next phase in tweaking the Gender Road commercial corridor by renovating the intersection at...

Canal Winchester celebrates 99 years of Labor Day activities

The 99th annual Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival, presented by Diley Ridge Medical Center, will fill the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester over...

CW Schools watching out for student health

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Student health was on the minds of the Canal Winchester Board of Education during its Aug. 19 meeting with a presentation...

madison news

Dave Harper tapped as Ox Roast parade grand marshal

(Posted Aug. 21, 2019) The West Jefferson Community Association named West Jefferson resident Dave Harper as grand marshal of this year’s Ox Roast parade. The...

Looking at improving safety at Spring Valley Road and State Route...

(Posted Aug. 21, 2019) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Local and state officials are looking into possible safety improvements at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and...

Teacher writes about her inspiration in new memoir

(Posted Aug. 21, 2019) By Theresa Hennis, Staff Writer On Phyllis Miller Swartz’s 10th birthday, her parents gave her the book, “Someday You’ll Write” by Elizabeth...

southeast news

A “tail” of two lost dogs

By Rick Palsgrove, Southeast Editor The two dogs have much in common. Shadow, a mix breed, and Maggie, a Yorkshire terrier, are older dogs, they...

GM school board considering possible cuts in case levy fails

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport Madison Schools officials are pondering what cuts might have to be made if the upcoming operating levy were to fail. On...

Hendren Cemetery to be opened for visits on Sept. 7

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor We can only imagine what it was like the day in 1801 when loved ones held the funeral and burial of...

southwest news

A proposal for new parks

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor As Grove City grows, so does its recreational needs. In May, the city hosted a series of community meetings to gather input...

Township seeks grant to help fund road project

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Jackson Township will seek funding to make improvements to Hiner Road. At the Aug. 20 board of trustees meeting, Township Administrator Shane...

Village to use speed capturing sign to collect data

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer The village of Urbancrest has a new tool which residents hope will put an end to excessive speeding in the community. At...

westside news

Set up for success

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer With more than three decades of head coaching experience under his belt, Herb Sharfenaker knows the importance of having a good...

Long-time Messenger staff writer will be missed

Sandi Latimer, a long-time staff writer for the Columbus Messenger Newspapers, died on Aug. 19 from several medical complications. She was 75 years old. Sandi...

Hilltop history

By Josephine Birdsell Staff Writer Jennie Kepler stood at the front of the Westgate Lodge ballroom, alongside a neatly laid line of papers, each detailing a...