MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Our tornado experience last week was met immediately with Grove City and AEP Ohio personnel helping those in need. While the storm was serious, we were blessed with no injuries and our community truly pulled together. The outpouring of help was incredible.

Thanks to all the caring workers, residents and others outside the community who have helped us through the power outage, inspections and continued cleanup and reconstruction.

Grove City, AEP and Jackson Township teams worked non-stop throughout the entire event. We also offer a heartfelt thanks to those who reached out to feed and house those in need including the American Red Cross of Central Ohio, Grove City YMCA, Grove City Church of the Nazarene and LifeCare Alliance..

Thanks to our residents for patience, understanding and tremendous cooperation.

Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Tuesday, April 10 | 3 p.m.

All power has been restored and roads are open.

SOLICITORS AND CONTRACTORS must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of predatory contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

YARD WASTE & STORM RESTORATION

Grove City Service and Local Waste Services crews are clearing yard waste from the right-of-way and AEP Ohio will assess storm damage and prioritize the cleanup and repair in the affected area.

Residents with an excess of twigs and small branches should follow the yard waste collection guidelines. Tree limbs or branches 4’ in length and 2” in diameter should be bundled with twine or string. Do not use plastic or wire to enclose yard waste, these materials cannot be processed. Loose material should be placed in biodegradable bags or rigid containers clearly marked “Yard Waste Only.”

Grove City will provide collection of larger limbs and smaller trees if cut up and brought to the right-of way near the curb. This service will be available for a short period of time, so tree debris should be brought to the curb in a timely manner. Contact the Grove City Public Service Department at 614-277-1100 to schedule collection once tree debris is at the curb. Do not place debris in the curb, gutter or street. City collection services is only available for trees damaged in the recent storm. If a contractor is hired for tree removal, they are responsible for hauling the debris.

Please be patient as we determine the timeframe for curbside collection. Limbs at the curb for a duration of time could cause temporary grass discoloration. If this is a concern, please make other arrangements forimmediate removal. Com-Til Compost accepts yard waste free of charge, year round. Com-Til Compost recycles trees, leaves, brush and more. Com-Til Compost, 7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, OH 43137, open weekdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Visit the Com-Til website for additional information.

Thank you for your patience.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Tuesday, April 10 | 1 p.m.

All power has been restored

  • Orders Road is open
  • Hoover Road will open at approximately 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 10.

YARD WASTE & STORM RESTORATION

Grove City Service and Local Waste Services crews are clearing yard waste from the right-of-way and AEP Ohio will assess storm damage and prioritize the cleanup and repair in the affected area.

Residents with an excess of twigs and small branches should follow the yard waste collection guidelines. Tree limbs or branches 4’ in length and 2” in diameter should be bundled with twine or string. Do not use plastic or wire to enclose yard waste, these materials cannot be processed. Loose material should be placed in biodegradable bags or rigid containers clearly marked “Yard Waste Only.”

Grove City will provide collection of larger limbs and smaller trees if cut up and brought to the right-of way near the curb. This service will be available for a short period of time, so tree debris should be brought to the curb in a timely manner. Contact the Grove City Public Service Department at 614-277-1100 to schedule collection once tree debris is at the curb. Do not place debris in the curb, gutter or street. City collection services is only available for trees damaged in the recent storm. If a contractor is hired for tree removal, they are responsible for hauling the debris.

Please be patient as we determine the timeframe for curbside collection. Limbs at the curb for a duration of time could cause temporary grass discoloration. If this is a concern, please make other arrangements forimmediate removal. Com-Til Compost accepts yard waste free of charge, year round. Com-Til Compost recycles trees, leaves, brush and more. Com-Til Compost, 7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, OH 43137, open weekdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Visit the Com-Til website for additional information.

Thank you for your patience.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Monday, April 9 | 7:30 p.m.

POWER OUTAGES & RESTORATION TONIGHT

AEP Ohio reports they are almost almost finished! Restoration work is expected to be completed ahead of schedule. All customers who can safely receive electric service should be restored by midnight. This includes customers on both Orders and Hoover Roads.

Customers who lost power will likely experience two power outages tonight. Outages are expected to last about an hour at a time and are necessary for crews to complete tasks safely that will enable power to be restored to all customers affected by the tornado.

ROAD CLOSURE:

  • Orders Road is delayed opening due to the restoration work.
  • Hoover Road will remain closed until tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, while crews continue to work on the scene.

Residents, please limit your access to your residence. For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence. If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone.

Thank you for your patience.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Monday, April 9 | 3 p.m.

AEP crews continue to string power lines on Hoover and Orders roads.

Customers who lost power but have had their power restored will likely experience several power outages over the next two days. Outages are expected to last about an hour at a time and are necessary for crews to safely complete restoration.

While all customers are expected to be restored by Tuesday evening, AEP crews will remain in the area through the remainder of the week, working on equipment and the electric system.

Grove City and Jackson Township Service crews are in the neighborhoods affected by the storm today and tomorrow, see below for additional storm damage information.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Orders Road will open tonight after the Service crews have completed cleanup.
  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue is closed through 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 10.

GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Saturday, April 7 | 3 p.m.

This morning a crew completing restoration work hit a gas line in front of the Grove City Church of the Nazarene. AEP Ohio crews are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and how it will affect restoration work.

This may delay the AEP Ohio timeline to have all power restored by late Sunday. AEP Ohio will update at noon, Sunday, April 8.

Residents, please limit your access to your residence. For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence. If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone. Debris and live power lines create a dangerous combination.

THANK YOU to the many businesses and volunteers offering help. At this time we ask that you stay away from the work zone to keep everyone safe. If help is needed in the following weeks, we will coordinate efforts.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue
  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road

Shower accommodations and cell phone charging are available during regular YMCA hours. Find hours and additional information on the YMCA website.

Once AEP work is complete, they assess the area and work with customers to return their properties to pre-restoration conditions as soon as possible.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Sunday, April 8 | 8:30 p.m.

Grove City and Jackson Township Service crews will be in the neighborhoods affected by the storm Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10.

Residents with an excess of twigs and small branches should follow the yard waste collection guidelines. Tree limbs or branches 4’ in length and 2” in diameter should be bundled with twine or string. Do not use plastic or wire to enclose yard waste, these materials cannot be processed. Loose material should be placed in biodegradable bags or rigid containers clearly marked “Yard Waste Only.”

Grove City will provide collection of larger limbs and smaller trees if cut up and brought to the right-of way near the curb. This service will be available for a short period of time, so tree debris should be brought to the curb in a timely manner. Contact the Grove City Public Service Department at 614-277-1100 to schedule collection once tree debris is at the curb. Do not place debris in the curb, gutter or street. City collection services is only available for trees damaged in the recent storm. If a contractor is hired for tree removal, they are responsible for hauling the debris.

Please be patient as we determine the timeframe for curbside collection. Limbs at the curb for a duration of time could cause temporary grass discoloration. If this is a concern, please make other arrangements forimmediate removal. Com-Til Compost accepts yard waste free of charge, year round. Com-Til Compost recycles trees, leaves, brush and more. Com-Til Compost, 7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, OH 43137, open weekdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Visit the Com-Til website for additional information.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Sunday, April 8 | 2 p.m.

AEP Ohio reports, as a result of yesterday’s gas leak, the revised restoration timeline for the 40 affected homes:

  • Customers on Orders Road should be restored Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Customers on Hoover Road should be restored Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

Poles are set and power lines are strung on Orders Road. Crews will continue to work in this area. Crews are setting the final pole on Hoover Road. Due to the dangerous nature of this work, only essential personnel is permitted in the area. The general public is advised to stay away from the restoration area.

Residents, please limit your access to your residence. For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence. If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone. Debris and live power lines create a dangerous combination.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road through through Monday, April 9
  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue through Tuesday, April 10

Shower accommodations and cell phone charging are available during regular YMCA hours. Find hours and additional information on the YMCA website.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Saturday, April 7 | 3 p.m.

This morning a crew completing restoration work hit a gas line in front of the Grove City Church of the Nazarene. AEP Ohio crews are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and how it will affect restoration work.

This may delay the AEP Ohio timeline to have all power restored by late Sunday. AEP Ohio will update at noon, Sunday, April 8.

Residents, please limit your access to your residence. For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence. If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone. Debris and live power lines create a dangerous combination.

THANK YOU to the many businesses and volunteers offering help. At this time we ask that you stay away from the work zone to keep everyone safe. If help is needed in the following weeks, we will coordinate efforts.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue
  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road

Shower accommodations and cell phone charging is available during regular YMCA hours. Find hours and additional information on the YMCA website.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Saturday, April 7 | 10 a.m.

AEP Ohio reports 50 customers remain without power. 27 of the 32 poles damaged or destroyed during Tuesday night’s tornado are set in the ground.

AEP Ohio crews will start stringing high-voltage wire later this afternoon. This is a very dangerous process, the area must be cleared except for essential personnel. Crews have been working around the clock and need to stay focused on this important process.

Residents, please limit your access to your residence. For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence. If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone. Debris and live power lines create a dangerous combination.

THANK YOU to the many businesses and volunteers offering help. At this time we ask that you stay away from the work zone to keep everyone safe. If help is needed in the following weeks, we will coordinate efforts.

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue
  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road

Shower accommodations and cell phone charging is available during regular YMCA hours. Find hours and additional information on the YMCA website.


GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Friday, April 6 | 11 a.m.

AEP Ohio is working non-stop to correct the power outages. AEP reports that 27 miles of wire are down as a result of the storm.

There is a concern regarding the safety of the work zone.
For your safety and the safety of the AEP workers, please do not come to the affected area unless you need to access your residence.
If you live in the area, we request that you drive cautiously, limit trips in and out of the area and stay as far away as possible from the active and complex work zone. Debris and live power lines create a dangerous combination.

THANK YOU to the many volunteers offering help. At this time we ask that you stay away from the work zone to keep everyone safe. If help is needed in the following weeks, we will coordinate efforts.

The outage is concentrated at Hoover Crossing, the Courtyards on Hoover and Orders Court. If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 614-277-1859.

ROAD CLOSURES until Sunday, April 8 (no time established)

  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gershwin Avenue
  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road

Hoover Road is open at Orders Road, only into Margie’s Cove and the Courtyards on Hoover – unless work is needed in the area.

The Red Cross shelter at the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive, will close at 12:30 p.m., today. All YMCA programs and activities are on schedule.
Shower accommodations and cell phone charging is available during regular YMCA hours. Find hours and additional information on the YMCA website.

View the AEP Outage Map for updates on power restoration. Download AEP Public Safety with fallen wire information.

Solicitors and Contractors must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of predatory contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

Residents can charge cell phones at the following locations:
• Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Southwest Public Libraries, Grove City, 3959 Broadway, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


AEP is working non-stop to correct the power outages.

Fewer than 400 homes are without power; prepare for an extended duration. The outage is concentrated at Hoover Crossing, Haughn Glenn, Margie’s Cove, the Courtyards on Hoover and Orders Court. If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 614-277-1859.

ROAD CLOSURES until Sunday, April 8 (no time established)

  • Hoover Road north of Orders Road to Gerswhin Avenue
  • Orders Road from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road

Hoover Road is open at Orders Road, only into Margie’s Cove and the Courtyards on Hoover – unless work is needed in the area.

Shelter accommodations including a shower and cots are available at the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive off Orders Road, 24-hours until Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. The Community Center at the Courtyards on Hoover is open until 7 p.m. today as a comfort center.

View the AEP Outage Map for updates on power restoration. Download AEP Public Safety with fallen wire information.

Solicitors and Contractors must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

Residents can charge cell phones at the following locations:
• Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Southwest Public Libraries, Grove City, 3959 Broadway, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The final update was recorded at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 5 at 614-277-1860.

AEP Ohio reports Hoover Road is closed completely north of Orders Road to Hoover Crossing Way for approximately one hour for pole work. No traffic in or out of the area.
Thank you for your patience.

We continue to evaluate the situation. Review information below for important updates.

Fewer than 400 homes are without power; prepare for an extended duration. The outage is concentrated at Hoover Crossing, Haughn Glenn, Margie’s Cove, the Courtyards on Hoover and Orders Court. If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 614-277-1859.

Hoover Road is closed north of Orders Road to Vi-Lilly Circle and Orders Road is closed from Old Haughn Road to Hoover Road.

Hoover Road is open at Orders Road, only into Margie’s Cove and the Courtyards on Hoover.

Shelter accommodations including a shower and cots are available at the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive off Orders Road, 24-hours until Saturday, April 7. The Community Center at the Courtyards on Hoover is open until 7 p.m. today as a comfort center.

View the AEP Outage Map for updates on power restoration. Download AEP Public Safety with fallen wire information.

Solicitors and Contractors must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

The next update will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 5 at 614-277-1860.

Please review and follow general safety tips regarding generator use. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution and fire. Follow the directions supplied with the generator.

View the National Fire Protection Association Generator Safety Tips online.

We continue to evaluate the situation.

Fewer than 700 homes are without power; prepare for an extended duration. The outage is concentrated at Margie’s Cove, the Courtyards on Hoover and Orders Court. Christina Villa has limited access north on Hoover Road. If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 614-277-1859.

Hoover Road is open at Orders Road, only into Margie’s Cove. Hoover Road is closed north of Orders Road up to Vi-Lilly Circle overnight with an anticipated opening Thursday morning.

For Thursday, April 5, Grove City Christian School is closed. All South-Western City Schools including Grove City High School are open.

Overnight shelter accommodations including a shower and cots are available at the Grove City YMCA at 3600 Discovery Drive off Orders Road until Saturday, April 7. The Community Center at the Courtyards on Hoover will be available until 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4.

View the AEP Outage Map for updates on power restoration. Download AEP Public Safety with fallen wire information.

The Grove City Building Division has completed a rapid assessment of the affected areas in Grove City. They will return to the area Wednesday, April 4 to complete a thorough assessment of the damage. Contractors must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

The next update will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 5 at 614-277-1860.

We continue to evaluate the situation.

Download the AEP Outage Map for updates on power restoration. Download AEP Public Safety with fallen wire information.

Overnight Shelter

The Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Dr., is now the primary shelter and open 24 hours with shower facilities and cots.

We continue to evaluate the situation.

Residents can charge cell phones at the following locations:
• Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Southwest Public Libraries, Grove City, 3959 Broadway, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Dr., 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you to all our residents and neighbors helping one another!

Any downed or fallen wire should be treated as live and dangerous, and you should stay away. Fallen power lines are dangerous can cause serious injuries. If you encounter a fallen wire, stay away. Call 911 or AEPOhio, 1-800-672-2231 immediately.

AEP Ohio, the Service and Building staff continue to assess storm damage.
Due to continued hazards from downed lines and expected high winds, residents needing assistance to or from your home – emergency access transportation is available. Please call 614-277-1859.
GROVE CITY STORM UPDATE | Wednesday, April 4 | 7:15 a.m.

The Grove City Building Division and GIS staff have assembled a list of 450 homes in the area where the storm hit and are out assessing damage. The Building Division Field Office is set up in the Grove City High School parking lot, 4665 Hoover Road.
Staff will be available to answer questions regarding building permits, registered contractors or damage assessment.

Due to downed power lines, AEP Ohio and Service & Building Staff is assessing damage throughout the affected area.
• Hoover Road between Holton Road and White Road
• Orders Road between Haughn Road and Hoover Road

The Evans Center is open for shelter. Transportation is available, call 614-277-1859.

The Grove City Building Division will set up in the parking lot at the Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road. Staff will be available to answer questions regarding building permits, registered contractors or damage assessment.

The Grove City Building Division has completed a rapid assessment of the affected areas in Grove City. They will return to the area Wednesday, April 4 to complete a thorough assessment of the damage. Contractors must be registered with the City of Grove City.
Beware of contractors: please be sure to check the Grove City Registered Contractors list before agreeing to have work completed on your home.

AEP Ohio estimates it could be 24 to 36 hours to restore power.
A shelter for those in need is open at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave.
If you need transportation, please call 614-277-1859. Please bring medications, no pets allowed. Please check on neighbors who may not have social media.
Weather reports indicate there is an additional storm (temperatures are dropping to 28 degrees) headed toward Grove City with high winds, lightning and hail.

The Orders Road area between SR 62 and Hoover Road is closed. AEP Ohio is working on restoring power lines.
Exercise caution on the roadways, avoid standing water throughout Grove City.
Avoid all power lines, if you are in a car and power lines are near or touching the car, please do not exit the car, call 911.