The Herald, Sharon, PA Published Friday, June 6, 2003

Street becomes memory lane

By Tina Horner

Allied News Community Editor

Downtown Grove City now offers a history lesson.

Grove City borough workers recently installed historical markers along South Broad Street. They are identical to one placed in front of Nancy's Hair Loft in 1999 in memory of Sue Eccles O'Kane, a local businesswoman who owned The Four Seasons and The Village Shop. She died in 1998. The salon was the former location of The Village Shop.

Fourteen new markers were delivered in April, said Jackie Kovach, executive director of Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will see them in front of several businesses, including Burdick's, Grove City College's Carnegie Hall, FNB of Pennsylvania and Marilyn's English Country Victoria. Workers have marked where the others will go.

"It's intended to be a walking history of the town," Kovach said. "Each one honors a different person and details the town's history."

The idea for the markers evolved after Nancy Norris, owner of Nancy's Hair Loft, approached Joe Murawski, owner of Joden Jewelers, with a plan to memorialize O'Kane.

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