Groveport news: police target stop sign violators; city finance dept. honored; plus other news

Police enforcing stop signs
“We are seeing complaints and concerns about drivers not making complete stops at ‘STOP’ signs,” said Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier. “I am concerned that a child will be struck by a car when the driver does not pay attention to the rules.”

Portier asks that everyone – including city workers, public safety vehicles, trash haulers, service trucks, etc. – make a complete stop at all stop signs.

“I have advised my staff, warnings are likely not to be given,” said Portier. “I just fielded a stop sign concern at Front and Blacklick streets. Drivers beware, officers will issue citations, without warnings, due to the children living in the area. This holds true for all of our residential areas. Please make a complete stop before making blind turns or going through any intersection in our beautiful city.”

City of Groveport’s finance dept. honored
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the city of Groveport for its comprehensive annual financial report. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was presented to Groveport Finance Director Jeff Green.

Cruiser Theatre Company
Here are the Groveport Madison High School Cruiser Theatre Company’s upcoming performances this season:
•Play In A Day- “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors” – Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
•Spring Musical – “All Shook Up” – April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.
•Theatre 3 Show – (to be determined)  May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.
•Children’s Show – “The Cat in the Hat” – May 19 at 7:30 p.m. and May 20 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Tickets range from $5 to $7. For information visit or call (614) 836-4964.

That’s entertainment
The Groveport Madison Area Community Choir will present, “That’s Entertainment: When You Wish Upon a Star – featuring the music of Disney,” on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Groveport Madison High School auditorium, 4475 S. Hamilton Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 12 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit area non-profits. For information visit or email

In the Groveport Town Hall gallery
Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., will exhibit the artwork of Rebecca Jadway through Jan. 29. Her work features miniature rooms, dolls and X-Ray art of insects and other animals, and faeries. The miniature rooms are made from wood, foam core, mat board, and found objects. The dolls are LaDoll clay, an air-dry clay that is painted with acrylics and gel medium, and the food is made from clay, dried acrylic paint and gel, stained glass paint, and plated on buttons. The rooms and dolls are anime-inspired, some are traditional 1/12 scale dollhouses, dolls, and accessories. This free exhibit is open during Town Hall’s business hours.

Brush pick-up
The city of Groveport’s brush pick-up continues throughout the city on Mondays and Fridays. Brush should be no longer than 6 feet and no larger than 12 inches in diameter. Place your brush behind the curb and city crews will collect it.

Bendig honored
Marylee Bendig received the Columbus Realtors Lifetime Achievement Award in December. Bendig has been a realtor for 25 years and is with HER Realtors. Her office is located at 576 Main St. in Groveport.

To earn the award, a realtor must achieve the $25 million in sales award, be a member for 15 consecutive years and serve on various committees and volunteer as a realtor. Volunteering includes Realtor Care Day, working in areas of Franklin County where homeowners need assistance with home repair and maintenance and the affordable housing committee to help clients achieve homeownership.

“I have enjoyed building relationships through these past 25 years with clients and now their children,” said Bendig. “Without the wonderful client base I have, I could never have achieved this award! I look forward to continuing to be ‘Your Southeast Connection.’”

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  1. Tallman rd is the worst! @ Green Ave and green hill stop signs are ran 3 out of every 4 cars, this is a very busy residential street where many kids live, and has been going on for years, we are constantly yelling at cars! I’ve lived next house to the corner for 11 years I know.


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