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By: ODOT District6; 1808Delaware
ODOT District 6 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County and Franklin County.
Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on October 24.
Greif, Inc. of Delaware , a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it is featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies as part of a collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a development and research company.
“We are honored to be recognized by Newsweek with this prestigious distinction,” said Pete Watson, Greif’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At Greif, we believe motivated and engaged colleagues are the foundation to our success by providing value to both our customers and shareholders. We are delighted to be considered among the best workplaces in the country.” More…
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The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards.
Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any districts or buildings, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. This is in keeping with legislation passed earlier this year, which acknowledged the various obstacles to education the pandemic has presented.
This year, the Ohio School Report Cards provide information on graduation rates, Prepared for Success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other district and school operational details. More…
It’s another in our series of posts sharing details and little known information about things that Delaware Countians know and see every day.
Today, we look at US Highway 36, a 1,414 mile (that’s 2,276 kilometers) highway that stretches from Ohio to Colorado, and right through Delaware County.
During its route, both in Ohio and across the US, the highway includes two lane and expressway sections as it goes through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. It intersects with interstate highways 16 times, some more than once, and actually joins those highways at various points.
Along its way, US36 bypasses many of the larger cities and metropolitan areas, and instead travels through many county seat towns. More…
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She’s curious and—as her name suggests—very sweet with her devoted care team. After a challenging and heartbreaking start in her young life, Strawberry, an orphaned female moose, now calls the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium home.
The Zoo’s newest resident arrived from the Alaska Zoo on October 12, 2021 accompanied by the Columbus Zoo’s Vice President of Animal Health and the assistant curator of the facility’s North America region, where Strawberry is settling in. Estimated to be approximately 4-6 months old, Strawberry is just a little over 5 feet tall and weighed about 390 pounds when she first arrived in Columbus. Strawberry’s care team reports that while she continues to explore and learn her way around her new surroundings, she is eating well and gaining weight. She receives a bottle from her keepers in the morning as supplemental feeding and receives grain and browse throughout the rest of the day. More…
Per MORPC, if Halloween (Oct. 31) falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday it will be held on October 31. If Halloween falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, “Trick or Treat” will be held on the Thursday prior to October 31.
Westerville’s event will therefore be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6 to 8 PM. More…
Excitement is building for outdoors lovers in central Ohio as a new retailer opens a new store in Delaware County.
The new Dick’s Public Lands is set to open on November 5. When it does so, it will be only the second to open anywhere in the country. This September, the first Public Lands welcomed customers to a location near Pittsburgh.
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Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Fishel has been named to the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services.
The appointment by Governor Mike DeWine was announced Oct. 15, with Fishel’s term beginning that same day and running through Nov. 12, 2023.
“For me personally, being appointed by Governor DeWine to this board is an honor,” said Fishel, who has led Delaware County’s EMS Department since July 2019. “But, more importantly, I welcome the responsibility of representing Ohio’s county-based EMS services—of which there are many—and representing other third-service systems like ours at the State level. This will ensure that we play an active role in moving emergency medical services in Ohio forward in a positive direction.” More…
By Cole Hatcher
In Sunbury stands an equestrian statue of William Starke Rosecrans, a native of Delaware County who vaulted to success as a businessman, soldier, and very nearly one of the Civil War’s finest army commanders.
Arguably a single mistake in a single moment destroyed a great reputation, said Mark Grimsley, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University.
“This destruction was made more complete, according to some, by a ruthless effort at character assassination by another native Ohioan, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who minimized Rosecrans’ successes and let no one forget his failures,” said Grimsley, who will discuss Rosecrans’ legacy when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2021 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History. More…
By Cole Hatcher
Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.
All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.
Now through Nov. 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” featuring works by women photographers and celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A sister exhibition is being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are culled from the university’s permanent collection. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed Oct. 13-17 for mid-semester break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…
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While some areas are now seeing near peak conditions of fall color, patchy conditions continue throughout the Buckeye State due to cloudy, rainy weather and warmer temperatures, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
“In general, the weather across the state has not been ideal for vibrant fall color development,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester David Parrott. “The warm temperatures mixed with cloudy skies and rain have stunted and delayed fall color in some areas; however, some places are still on track to have a good display of yellows, oranges and reds in the coming weeks.” More…