Volleyball courts proposed

GROVE CITY – Grove City officials may add volleyball courts on borough property.

Jennifer Shelley, a volleyball coach at Grove City High School and teacher at Hillview Elementary School, discussed the proposal at the May 17 council meeting.

Anyone would be able to use a community volleyball court, and she would be willing to help run leagues and tournaments, which would bring in money to fund the courts.

Playing outside takes it to a new level, and there’s interest across all age groups, she said.

Possible locations include Greenwood Drive near the playground, or at Memorial Park near the former Highland Primary Center.

The parks and recreation committee will study the proposal.

Vacant house, commercial building to be demolished

GROVE CITY – The vacant house at 138 N. Broad St., Grove City, and the adjacent former commercial building at 108 Lincoln are slated for demolition June 19.

They have been condemned and are owned by HomeTown Community Rentals Inc., which has been with working with the borough on a court-ordered remediation plan.

Borough Manager Vance Oakes updated council at the May 17 meeting, noting that initial plans to renovate the commercial property have been withdrawn.

Some asbestos needs to be removed from the commercial building.

Council members agreed to extend the agreement from May 31 to June 30, pending approval of an amended court order.

Council member Jeff Hodge abstained from the vote because he owns a neighboring property.

Farm market moving

GROVE CITY – The farm market in Grove City is moving out of the downtown area this year.

Council members on May 17 agreed to move the market from the Joseph D. Monteleone Youth Festival Park on South Broad Street to Grove City Memorial Park.

The market has been growing, and organizers were looking for a larger space, said Shawn Myers, council member.

It will be set up in the area of the Monteleone Shelter, and Cheri Heeter of Breezy Ridge Acres will be running the market, said council President Mary Kay Mattocks.

The market will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays June 17 through October.

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