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Groveport financial news
The city of Groveport’s income tax revenue year-to-date as of Aug. 31 was $11.7 million, which is 10 percent higher than the same time in 2020, according to city of Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr. Income tax revenues year-to-date comprise 69 percent of all city total revenues.

Carr also noted the city’s general fund balance as of Aug. 31 is nearly $2 million higher compared to the same time last year.

“We (the city) look better than we did in 2020,” said Carr.

He said the recreation fund and golf fund historically operate at losses and that annual transfers from the general fund are needed for those funds to break even. However, he said year-to-date Aug. 31 the recreation fund receipts are higher by $224,744 and the golf fund receipts are up $238,286 when compared to Aug. 31, 2020. Through year-to-date Aug. 31, the recreation operating receipts were $605,312 lower and the golf course operating receipts were $93,317 higher when compared to the same time in 2019.

“The golf course fund is doing very well this year,” said Carr.

Tire Drive in Madison Township
Madison Township will hold a “Tire Drive” on Oct. 6 from 2-7 p.m. at Brobst Park, 5321 Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester. Residents of Madison Township, including the cities of Groveport and Canal Winchester, can recycle rimless junk tires. No commercial vehicle tires will be accepted. Maximum of 10 tires per household. Please bring your driver’s license or utitlity bill. For information call (614) 836-5609 or visit madisontownship.org.

Groveport Police statistics
August crime statistics, according to the Groveport Police: 8 arrests, 19 accidents, 6 assaults, 0 burglary, 5 domestic disputes, 3 domestic violence, 2 OVI and alcohol, 19 thefts/robberies, 0 stolen/unauthorized use, 1 missing persons, 1 weapon related call, 1 narcotic related offense, 2 school related indispatched calls, 5 school criminal reports, 2 school non-criminal reports, 1 parking, 2 threats, 1 vandalism, 0 juvenile complaint, 22 traffic citations, 1 sex related crime, 2 suicide attempt/DOA.

Cruisers on the air
The Groveport Sports Network and Rick Cooper will provide live play-by-play coverage of 20 Groveport Madison High School athletic contests in football, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball, and softball in 2021-22. The broadcast includes high definition video as well as live audio. Each broadcast begins 25 minutes prior to the scheduled start time with the pre-game show. Tune in after the game for interviews with players and the head coach, along with a look at the final stats during the post-game show. The broadcasts can be accessed free of charge by anyone around the world on their computer or handheld device. All 20 broadcasts will also be available to view on demand free of charge.

To Watch go to www.facebook.com/groveportsportsnetwork.

The schedule – boys basketball (7:30 p.m.): Dec. 3 at Reynoldsburg; Dec. 14 at Canal Winchester; Dec. 17 at Pickerington Central; Dec. 22 vs. Gahanna; Dec. 30 vs. Teays Valley; Jan. 21 vs. Reynoldsburg; Feb. 1 at Hilliard Bradley; Feb. 4 vs. Pickerington Central; Feb. 11 at Newark; girls basketball (3:30 p.m.): Dec. 4 vs. Hilliard Darby; softball: March 26 at 11 a.m. vs. Westerville North; April 9 at 11 a.m. vs. Gahanna; April 11 at 5:15 p.m. vs. Lancaster; April 15 at 5:15 p.m. vs. Newark; April 30 at 10 a.m. vs. Canal Winchester; May 2 at 5:15 p.m. vs. Pickerington Central; May 4 at 5:15 p.m. at Newark; baseball: to be determined.

School Help Centers
The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help Centers are now open offering K-12 students after-school help, plus 24/7 access to free tools and resources.
Plus, students can get connected with virtual tutors for one-on-one help Monday through Friday from 2-11 p.m. using HelpNow.

Masks are required to visit School Help Centers. Hours vary by library location. Visit columbuslibrary.org/school-help for information.

Special Olympics fundraiser
Groveport Special Olympics will hold its annual “Cash Drop” fundraiser on Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the intersections of Main Street/Kroger, Main Street/Hendron Road, and Main Street/College Street. The mission of Groveport Special Olympics chapter is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for intellectually disabled individuals. For information contact Penny and Cassandra Hilty at groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com or at (614) 395-8992 or 395-6640. Donations may also be sent to Groveport Special Olympics, P.O. Box 296, Groveport, OH 43125.

 

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