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Kyle Jenkins is ready to power up Ohio Wesleyan University’s new esports program.
On Oct. 1, Jenkins will join the university as its first esports program coordinator and head coach. He currently is the video coordinator/esports manager and head coach at Western Colorado University. Jenkins will report to Dwayne K. Todd, Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for student engagement and success.
“We are immensely excited to find someone with Kyle’s experience to lead our new esports program forward,” said Todd, Ph.D. “Kyle brings a high level of energy and knowledge to this role, and he has a passion for gaming that I know will be readily apparent to potential team members. His proven track record provides great promise that we will see some exciting things in our new program at OWU!” More…
This recent piece in Governing is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here.
By Rick Reinhard, Governing, September 9, 2021
Many houses of worship own empty and underused buildings and land. Cities and counties need properties for affordable housing. Seems like a match made in, well, heaven.
But matchmaking between houses of worship and local governments is not quite so simple. Houses of worship can be frustrating, sometimes almost impossible, to work with. Members tend to be elderly and get stuck on what their church, synagogue or other house of worship used to be, not on what it currently is. Convoluted management structures are common in the religious world, meaning that a congregation, pastor, trustees, bishop and sometimes even a regional body may need to be on board to approve a sale or redevelopment project. Cemeteries requiring perpetual care may be part of the property, and deeds may include reversionary clauses, returning the property to original owners (even from the 19th century) if the property is used for anything but religious services. More…
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The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) will present “Five Days in Delaware” from Sunday, September 19 through Thursday, September 23 as part of Little Brown Jug Week at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.
A full slate of programming is scheduled for the week, including coverage of all five days of racing on the OHHA Facebook page and HarnessRacingOhio.com.
The OHHA will begin each day with Trackside Live, presented by Hagemeyer Farms. Trackside Live is a half-hour interview show hosted by OHHA Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator Frank Fraas. Two shows will air each day prior to post time. Trackside Live will incorporate the traditional Speakers Series held on Wednesday and Thursday. More…
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 September 19.
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The Delaware County Historical Society presents a special walking tour in downtown Delaware. Titled “Young and Old Rutherford B. Hayes Walking Tour”, this event will be held on Sunday, October 3. Three identical tours will be offered – at 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm, and are limited to 15 people for each tour.
Tours begin at the Sulfur Spring on Ohio Wesleyan’s Campus across from Selby Stadium and will include locations related to Rutherford B. Hayes’ life. The walk will feature Society volunteers and Hayes reenactors – Devon Hardwick as young Hayes and Bill Rietz as older Hayes. Tour guides will include Brent Carson and Laurie Schaefer.
Young Hayes will describe in detail, childhood memories of what he described as “his world” around the area of West William Street and Franklin Street. Older Hayes will discuss, among other topics, his devotion to his duties as a member of Ohio Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees and in his participation in laying the cornerstone of University Hall. More…
You may have heard about Cannabidiol, the second most active ingredient of cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana. More likely you heard the initials “CBD” in conversation, which is how Cannabidiol is commonly known.
Delaware County is now home to an outlet selling products made from CBD.
High Street CBD has been open in Columbus’ Short North area (at 970 North High Street) for some time, however they have now opened a second location. This time, it’s in Delaware County at the Tanger Outlets near I 71 and Routes 36/37 west of Sunbury. More…
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Geological Survey has launched a new vessel to conduct important research on the geology of Lake Erie. Officially named Erigan before its maiden voyage at Alum Creek State Park on Tuesday, the boat is custom designed for research work and features a steel hull, making it robust enough for use on Ohio’s Great Lake.
Erigan is named after a prehistoric river theorized to have flowed between Ohio and Ontario, Canada. It will be used to help geologists better understand the sediments and rocks found on the lake bottom. Research includes analyzing the distribution of offshore sediments, measuring bathymetry (lake depth), and using side-scan sonar to identify patterns in sediments. The new boat also enables sub-bottom profiling studies that help geologists distinguish the loose top layer of sediment from the compacted materials beneath it. More…
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The popular Delaware County Recorder’s Veterans ID program is back at the Delaware County Fair this year. Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan, who launched the program in March 2014, will provide the service at the Recorder’s booth in the Fairgrounds Coliseum on Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
The program allows Ohio veterans to obtain a Document Identification Card (also known as a Vet ID card). The card displays a photograph of the veteran as well as relevant information regarding their service to our country. In Ohio, County Recorders maintain veterans’ military discharge records, and a Vet ID card allows veterans to prove their eligibility for various benefits. Previously, veterans had to prove their eligibility by carrying a certified copy of their DD 214. The Vet ID card is a much smaller card, easier to carry and contains all the relevant information needed. More…
The community is invited to tour the renovated City Hall building on Sunday, September 26 from 1-3 PM.
City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, re-opened earlier this year after being closed in 2020 for renovations and because of COVID. Renovations on the nearly 85-year-old City Hall building’s interior were the first in nearly 30 years and addressed four critical areas: safety and security; public access and customer service; mechanical systems; and workspaces.
Work began on July 6.
The updates were respectful of the building’s history. City Hall currently hosts nearly 40 employees in five departments. More…
1808Delaware now shares road closure and other update notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman and local media. Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.
Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page.
This regular post should be consulted along with the weekly road project update from District Six of the Ohio Department of Transportation. That update is posted on 1808Delaware every Friday or during the weekend. More…
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U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings include Ohio Wesleyan University among the nation’s “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” and “Best Value Schools.” Ohio Wesleyan also is included in the magazine’s unranked list of “A+ Schools for B Students.”
According to the new “2022 Best Colleges” report, released today, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked: