Nothing slows down Grove City-born Bill England, who may have earned retirement but continues to be active in his community. England, known as Bill to most, was born in Grove City and grew up along Park Street. While in high school, Bill worked for a brother who owned a Texaco station at Broadway and Grove City Road, where the gazebo is located today. “I always enjoyed driving a truck,” he says. Once, while working for the Grove City Farmers Exchange, England had to deliver a coal product known as Pocahontas coal. It was an oil-treated, very fine coal that was very dirty and messy to handle. That was one job he didn’t enjoy. England recalls he would shovel it down a coal chute and often had to shovel it through a basement window.
By James F. Hale for Discover Magazine