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Ohio EPA Proposes Changes to Solid Waste Management and Recycling

22 Sep , 2019  

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a series of hearings over the next few weeks, providing the public an opportunity to comment on proposed updates to the state plan that establishes waste reduction and recycling goals for Ohio and the state’s 52 solid waste management districts. The main purpose of the state plan is to help protect the environment by reducing Ohio’s reliance on using solid waste landfill facilities. More…

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Gourds Galore

22 Sep , 2019  

As of Sunday, fall is officially here – the season for colorful leaves, apple ide, pumpkins, cool crisp mornings, and, of course, gourds!

There will be dark and light green gourds, orange and yellow gourds, white gourds, striped gourds, smooth gourds, warty gourds, small gourds, and huge gourds. See all of nature’s varieties at the 57th Annual Ohio Gourd Show.This year’s event takes place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on October 4 (noon to 5:00 PM), October 5 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM), and October 6 (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), and has a theme of “Take Me Out to the Gourd Show.” More…

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Classic Cars Arrive At The Zoo

22 Sep , 2019  

It’s an opportunity to see classic rides in a unique setting.

On Sunday, October 6, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is hosting the annual Colo’s Classic Car Show, presented by Nationwide.

This annual event features classic, low riding, and muscle cars. Come as a spectator or register your own classic vehicle. More…

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Fire Trucks, Yoga, And A President To Boot!

21 Sep , 2019  

October’s First Friday in downtown Delaware is sure to have something for just about everyone.

For the young ones in your family, the Delaware Fire Department will have fire trucks and other firefighting equipment on hand. Members of the Department will be demonstrating lifesaving techniques, including the use of fire extinguishers. More…

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Grant Fuels Lifelong Learning Institute

20 Sep , 2019  

In July, SourcePoint awarded a $10,000 grant to the Lifelong Learning Institute of Ohio Wesleyan University. The funds helped support the institute’s start-up costs, including the hiring of a part-time director, promotion, printing of course materials, and fall term evaluation.

The Lifelong Learning Institute is modeled after similar programs at campuses across the country. Volunteers teach courses in a relaxed, peer-centered environment. Topics are designed to appeal to those ages 55 and older. More…

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Harvest Fair Happening At Stratford Ecological Center

19 Sep , 2019  

It’s one of the biggest events on the Stratford Ecological Center each year.

The Harvest Fair allows kids of all ages to discover their inner farmer. Visitors can climb a tractor, paint faces, feed chickens, ride a wagon, and hike the Center’s trails. More…

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Public Lecture To Focus On Women’s Participation In Food Justice

19 Sep , 2019  

In many parts of the world, women play a key role in resisting dominant industrial agriculture through involvement with sustainable agriculture. A lecture by MTSO Assistant Professor of Theology, Ecology and Race Elaine Nogueira-Godsey and Ohio State University doctoral student Kelsey Ryan-Simkins offers actions those in North America can take in solidarity with those who struggle with food injustice. More…

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Disaster Area Loans Available To Delaware County Farmers

17 Sep , 2019  

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently designated seven Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. More…

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104 Arrests Made in Central Ohio Human Trafficking Sting, Includes Delaware Countians

15 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Columbus Division of Police Interim Chief Thomas Quinlan and Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Director Sgt. Mark Rapp announced on Friday the culmination of a human trafficking operation.

A partnership of over 30 law enforcement agencies and social service organizations yielded 104 total arrests, including 53 felony charges, in an operation named “Fourth and Goal.” More…

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MORPC and ODOT Release Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan

14 Sep , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) in collaboration with local, state, and private organizations with expertise in transportation safety, developed the Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan (COTSP).

The COTSP identifies causes of serious injuries and fatalities on Central Ohio local roadway system, establishes a series of goals and benchmarks for safety improvements, recognizes existing trends and critical safety priorities, and creates a framework for how collaboration can improve safety throughout the region. The plan was modeled after the Ohio Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).  More…

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SourcePoint Volunteer Wins Medical Mutual Award

13 Sep , 2019  

SourcePoint volunteer Doug Lay won Senior Volunteer of the Year at the Medical Mutual Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award Banquet on September 4. The annual banquet honors individuals age 60 years and older from throughout central and southern Ohio who provide their communities with extraordinary volunteer service. More…

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Veterans IDs To Be Available At The County Fair

11 Sep , 2019  

A popular Veterans ID program comes to the Delaware County Fair this year. Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan, who launched program in March 2014, will provide the service Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM at the Recorder’s booth in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. More…

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New Store At Polaris Fashion Place Offers New Product

11 Sep , 2019  

Polaris Fashion Place continues its evolution as the world of bricks-and-mortar and online retailing continues to evolve at a quick pace.

One new store which opened in the mall on August 29 is sharing a very new product line. Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy is offering “unique wellness options” through a line of CDB products available for purchase at its “botanical boutique.” More…

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Help Design Delaware’s Newest Park

10 Sep , 2019  

If were able to design it from scratch, what would you have in your ideal neighborhood park?

On September 24, you will have the chance to indulge in such an exercise as the City of Delaware hosts a Park Planning Open House at Veterans Park. Second Ward Councilmember Lisa Keller and Parks and Natural Resources Director Ted Miller invite residents to help create the City of Delaware’s next neighborhood park, which will be located at Boulder Drive and South Houk Road. More…

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Bird Club Announces Fall Speakers

10 Sep , 2019  

Lovers of feathered friends join together each month as the Delaware County Bird Club holds get-togethers at Deer Haven park on selected Monday evenings.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend, and all ages are welcome. Each meeting features a different speaker covering exciting birding-related topics, and attendees can share news of their own bird sightings. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7 PM. More…

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