Around Canal Winchester

CW Sertoma meets

Canal Winchester Sertoma Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Donatos Pizza, 6310 Prentiss School Drive, Canal Winchester. Sertoma’s main sponsorship focus is speech and hearing. Sertoma exists for the noble purpose of "Service to Mankind" by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and democracy. Call Kim Hoffman 837-7504.

At Wagnalls Memorial

The following activities will be held at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis (for information visit

•Belly Dancing Exercise Class Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. $7 each class.

•Art Classes with Teresa Satola, $10 per class or paid monthly.   For information, or to register for either class, call 837-4765, ext 127. Adult class is 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Juvenile class (ages 8-13) is 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

•The Owl’s Nest Book Store, located on the first floor of the Wagnalls Library.  

•Summer acting classes in the Wagnalls Auditorium and children’s summer theatre classes. Call 614-837-4765 x104.

CW chamber events

The Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce (CWACC) announces the following events (for information call  Kim Rankin at (614) 837-1556 or visit

•Tune in every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. for The Canal Winchester Chat Chamber Radio Program on WFCO fm 90.9 Call to find out how you can be a guest. Listen live on your computer

CW’s Farmer’s Market

Main Street Canal Winchester will sponsor a Farmer’s Market each Saturday through Oct. 18 in historic downtown Canal Winchester from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings in July and August from 5-7 p.m.  Vendors will offer fresh produce, flowers, hand made crafts, candy, cookies, and more. Vendors interested in participating may register on-line at the web site or call Gaynell Garrett, Market Coordinator at (614) 833-5787.  

Music & Art in the Park

Canal Winchester’s "Music and Art in the Park" free concert series will be held the third Friday of every month, May through August, from 6-9 p.m. at Stradley Park, just north of the village municipal building at 36 S. High St. Additional activities will include face painting by the Canal Winchester Art Guild, a roaming magician, a caricature artist, and art displays by the Canal Winchester Art Guild.

This year’s schedule includes:

•"Island Rhythms on the Canal" will be held Aug. 15 with Spirit of the Pacific Island hula dancers from 6-7 p.m. and the Tropics Island Quartet from 7-9 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at this family-friendly event. Food and drink is available for purchase through event concessionaire Roman’s Pizza. Picnics are also welcome; however, alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Canal Winchester’s community center, located at 22 S. Trine Street, will be used as a backup location in the case of inclement weather for all concerts.

CW Hall of Fame

The Canal Winchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its 16th class of inductees. Hall of Fame inductees are:

•Bill Allen (1976) – basketball, baseball, football;

•John Bender (1960) – football, basketball, baseball, track;

•Jermaine Ward (1991) – baseball, basketball, football, track.

The Award of Merit recipient is Paul Harman (2003), sports announcer.

The induction will take place at the varsity football game on Aug. 29 and the banquet on Aug. 30. The community is invited. For information contact Sue Edwards at (614) 837-5004.

Rosary reunion

The Holy Rosary class of 1953 will hold its 55 year class reunion at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum on Sept. 7. For information call Mary Jane (Pumphrey) Ritter at (740) 929-2942.

CW water conservation

The village of Canal Winchester continues to follow its revised water conservation policy that was adopted on May 2, 2006. This policy prevents lawn watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, and any time on Mondays. Other uses of water, such as watering flowers and plants by hand and washing cars, are not restricted.

The village’s water conservation policy states that the village may declare a water emergency when conditions warrant. In addition to restricted watering hours effective year long, a Level I Water Emergency further restricts watering between the hours of 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Level II Water Emergency establishes that no unattended water usage or lawn sprinkling will be permitted.

The first violation of the village’s water conservation policy will result in a friendly reminder of the policy and request for compliance by division of water staff to the property owner. A final reminder, request for compliance and water shut off notification will be given upon the second violation. Should the property owner not be available during a first or second violation, the division of water staff will shut off the water sprinkler system at the faucet. Any property owner in violation of the village’s water conservation policy is guilty of a fourth degree misdemeanor and their violation may result in the termination of water service. If service is terminated, a $200 fee will be charged to restore water service.

Contact the Division of Water at (614) 837-5623 with any questions about the village’s water conservation policy.


Lithopolis Honeyfest

The Lithopolis Honeyfest will be held Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque grounds of The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E Columbus St., Lithopolis.

The Lithopolis Honeyfest is a multi-faceted festival with a mission to celebrate National Honey Month, experience the science and art of apiculture, and create a robust atmosphere rich in art, music, food, fun and people. Activities include live bee beard, sales of honey and honey products, educational exhibits by beekeepers and beekeeping associations, honey tastings, Honey Bake-Off, invitation-only arts & crafts, live music from a variety of genre, Busy Beehive Fun Booth, and honey-made and homemade concessions. For information visit

Donahey named to board

Governor Ted Strickland has announced that Albert Donahey of Canal Winchester was appointed to the state’s Banking Commission.

The Banking Commission reports to the Superintendent of Banks its proposals on the issuance of certificates to form new banks and on the examinations of banks. The Banking Commission also conducts hearings for the removal of bank directors or officers when the occasion demands and establishes limits and regulations regarding banking procedures that affect other banks.

Donahey has served as regional band investment officer for Key Investment Services since 2006. He previously served as a registered representative for Principal Financial Group. He is a member of the Canal Winchester Tax Incentive Review Council. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and has done post-graduate coursework at The Ohio State University.

CW and Lithopolis
agree to settlement

The village of Canal Winchester and the village of Lithopolis have negotiated a settlement regarding a dispute over their 2002 Wastewater Service Agreement.

The dispute, which was being pursued through the Environmental Division of the Franklin County Municipal Court, has been resolved.

"Reaching a settlement with Lithopolis has been one of my priorities since I took office in January," said Michael Ebert, mayor of Canal Winchester. "I’m happy that we’ve been able to put our differences behind us and look forward to working with Lithopolis in the future."

"I would like to thank Mayor Ebert for his assistance in reaching this settlement," said Eric Sandine, mayor of Lithopolis. "Working together benefits both communities and putting this dispute behind us is a step in the right direction."  

Historical tool presentation

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the Hockman Meeting Room at the O.P. Chaney  Elevator, located at the corner of North High and Oak streets in  downtown Canal Winchester. George Elsass, president of the Ohio Tool  Collectors Association, will present a program entitled, "Tools That  Help Build America." Elsass will display part of his extensive  collection of primitive tools, which includes a chisel axe dating to  1675 and others dating to the 1790s.  Meetings are open to the  public.  For information, call  Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

"Some Time for Me"

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150  E. Columbus St., Lithopolis, will host "Some Time For Me" from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch to follow. The cost is $50 for the program and $65 for the program and lunch.  Learn to relax and let go of every day stress through breathing, centering, meditation and yoga. Instructors will be Pixie Stevenson, Wendy Flowers, and Gail Sky. Call (614) 837-4765, ext. 104 for information or to pre-register by Aug. 9.

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