Groveport news briefs

Madison Township Police statistics
January crime statistics for Madison Township, according to the Madison Township Police: 85 assist/mutual aid, 7 animal complaint, 1 burglary, 29 domestic complaints, 6 missing persons, 27 suspicious person, 21 larceny/thefts, 7 assault, 7 threats or harassment, 201 traffic stops, 6 DUI, 4 accidents with injuries, 13 property damage accidents, 1 shooting, 3 shots fired , 3 vandalism, 14 hit-skip accidents, 2 officer in trouble, 1 robbery, 6 stolen vehicle.

Paying your municipal taxes
According to the city of Groveport, the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) will no longer mail a postcard to remind you to file and pay your municipal income taxes. Instead you’ll see digital notification ads to remind you your municipal taxes are due April 15. Check out for information about how to file your taxes online through MyAccount or FastFile.

Community Garden
Groveport residents and persons who gardened in the Groveport Community Garden in 2019, may purchase garden plots beginning Feb. 1. Non-residents may purchase plots beginning March 1. Plots are $10/each and can be purchased at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. The Groveport Community Garden is located in Heritage Park (551 Wirt Road). Call the Groveport Recreation Department at 614-836-1000 for questions.

State of the Schools
Groveport Madison Schools will host its 2020 State of the Schools Celebration on March 5 at 7 p.m., at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. The event will include Superintendent Garilee Ogden’s State of the Schools Address, the district’s art show and a number of student performances. There also will be displays from the schools, various district departments, and several community partners. Refreshments will be provided and served by the Culinary Arts Program students from Eastland-Fairfield Career Center.

Groveport Madison Alumni Association
The Groveport Madison Alumni Association will meet on the following dates: March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road, Groveport, for mailing stuffing; April 21 at 7 p.m. at KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road, Groveport.

The Groveport Madison Alumni Association Banquet will be held May 16 at 5 p.m. at Groveport Madison Middle School Central (former high school), 751 Main St., Groveport. For information about the Alumni Banquet, contact Deborah Smith Lefever, Alumni Committee president, at (614) 891-7119.

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