Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Christmas Movie Filmed In Powell To Air This Weekend

15 Dec , 2018  

Christmas is clearly in the air in southern Delaware County –even in the middle of the summer!

The City of Powell has shared the news that a movie filmed in Powell this past summer, “Country Christmas Album,” is making its cable TV debut this weekend. The film will be shown on the ION Channel (Spectrum Channel 231 in Powell) at 9 PM on Saturday.

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Life in Delaware County

Charges Filed Against Delaware Man For Threatening School Shooting

14 Dec , 2018  

The Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a bill of information against 18-year-old Troy Fisher Ferguson of Delaware.

A bill of information is an official filing of charges without a grand jury presentation. A bill of information was filed in this case because parties agreed to the charge before having to go before a grand jury.

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A Holiday Greeting From OWU

14 Dec , 2018  

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The Griswolds Of Orange Township

12 Dec , 2018  

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Business, Polaris Area

Coming To The Hilton Columbus/Polaris Next Year

12 Dec , 2018  

Delaware County location is continuing to serve the region and state as a venue for large conference sand workshops.

In specific, the Hilton Columbus/Polaris has become a very busy place for such meetings. Case in point; here is a sampling of scheduled events at the Hilton over the next six months; click on each for more information.

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18 County Senior Service Programs Receive Grants

12 Dec , 2018  

SourcePoint recently approved $615,792 in grant funding for 18 senior service programs in Delaware County. SourcePoint provides annual funding to other nonprofit organizations as a cost-effective, efficient way to address the needs of local seniors. Each year, the board of directors reviews grant applications and selects those organizations that fill service gaps in the community, providing valuable services to older adults.

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Classic Christmas

12 Dec , 2018  

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Soaring Sounds Of The Season This Sunday

12 Dec , 2018  

Enjoy incredible music performed by local voices and orchestra this Sunday as the Delaware Community Chorus performs the “Magnificat” of English composer John Rutter.

This holiday performance will include this piece, exquisite carols by Rutter, and delightful songs of the season.

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Life in Delaware County

Your 2019 Paychecks May Be A Bit Bigger

11 Dec , 2018  

From the Ohio Department of Taxation:

Beginning January 1, millions of Ohioans will be getting a bit more money in their paychecks. At the direction of Governor John R. Kasich, Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said on Monday that Ohio will be reducing withholding rates used by employers to calculate required payroll deductions for the state income tax.

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Register Today For Winter Community Day 2019

11 Dec , 2018  

The Bishop Backers invite you to save the date for Winter Community Day 2019, a countywide celebration of Delaware that includes free admission to an Ohio Wesleyan University men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo that showcases local nonprofit organizations and businesses.

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Schools

Work Underway On Olentangy District Elementary Buildings

10 Dec , 2018  

Work to expand three of the Olentangy Local School District’s elementary schools is now underway. The three schools – Alum Creek Elementary, Arrowhead Elementary and Wyandot Run Elementary – each will receive six additional classrooms for a total of 18 new elementary classrooms to be completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.

The additions are needed to ease crowding and accommodate for continued growth.Enrollment projections show the district will run out of available elementary classroom space by the 2020-21 school year. Enrollment in Pre-K through fifth grade has increased by more than 700 students since the district built its last elementary school in 2012. The district’s enrollment projections also show Olentangy growing by another 2,498 elementary students over the next 10 years.Those numbers mean that, in addition to the 18 new classrooms, the district will also need to build new elementary schools in the near future to keep up with enrollment.

The additions are being funded with a previously approved bond issue for construction of an elementary school. That school was not built and the bond debt was never collected. The district is working closely with the construction crews to ensure that the work does not impact student education.

The following FAQ provides additional information on the process.

How will the district ensure construction employees do not have access to students? 

The construction site will be self-contained with portable restrooms for the crew. The construction company will be required to meet our safety standards, pass background checks, etc. Our director of safety and preparedness will establish specific safety plans with each school principal during the construction phase later this fall.

Will the Delaware County Sheriff have increased visibility during construction? 

School resource officers will continue to make regular visits to each impacted elementary school.

How will the district handle any increase in noise/disruption to learning?

Construction events that are known to be particularly loud will be scheduled around student attendance to avoid disruptions. These events and dates will be arranged in advance.

Should anyone associated with the construction process need access to the building during school hours?

This is not likely, but if so, they will be escorted. No construction employee will be unescorted in the building space.

Source: Olentangy Local Schools

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Life in Delaware County

Parents, Let’s Talk Teen Driver Safety

9 Dec , 2018  

The Delaware General Health District takes teen driver safety very seriously.

As part of its mission to prevent accidental injury to all aged individuals, the effort to improve teen driver decision making is an integral part of its overall strategy. The need is clearly there, as accidents are the leading cause of death among young drivers in Delaware County.

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Shares Sad News Of Giraffe’s Death

9 Dec , 2018  

In an announcement on Saturday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced the sad news that Masai giraffe Cami passed away four days after an emergency Cesarean section.

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