Born in Jackson Township, Leroy Geyer retired recently after a 60-year barbering career and plans to continue loving life, feeling blessed to be in Grove City.

“Make beauty out of adversity, that’s the philosophy of mine,” says Geyer.

Geyer, a popular local barber, remembers his father’s stories about the 1913 Scioto River flood. His dad was down by the Scioto when the Clickenger Bridge was washed out. Clickenger Road crossed the river, intersecting with U.S. Route 23. After the flood, the road changed names and became Breckenridge County Road. It later changed names again to Isaac White Road. Today, the road that once connected with High Street is simply White Road.  Geyer also remembers when racing was in its heyday, there were seven bookie joints in Grove City. He also says the Grove City area once produced its fair share of moonshine.

By James F. Hale for Discover Magazine