Life in Delaware County

County Farmer Honored For Lifetime Contribution to Agriculture

13 Dec , 2019  

Three individuals were recognized earlier this month for their lifetime achievements to agriculture during the 101st annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Among the honorees was a Delaware County farmer with a lifetime history of service to the farming community and civic causes.

Tom Price was honored with the Distinguished Service Award. More…

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Schools

Annual Ohio School Performance Awards Announced; Local Schools Recognized

11 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, the Ohio Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria recognized 63 districts, 436 schools and 12 Career-Technical Planning Districts for achieving high performance, outstanding progress and momentum for students across Ohio.

The recognition included one Delaware County school district and one school building: More…

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Delaware County

County Recorder Appointed To Statewide Committee

7 Dec , 2019  

At its annual Winter Conference, held Nov. 18-20 in Columbus, the Ohio Recorders Association and incoming ORA president Ann Block of Monroe County appointed Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan to the association’s Continuing Education Committee for the upcoming year.

“I am honored by the appointment to the Continuing Education Committee by our new ORA President, Recorder Block,” Jordan said, “and to be entrusted with the important task of working with fellow committee members and bringing innovative ideas to the table for future Continuing Education opportunities for Ohio Recorders statewide.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards Announced

6 Dec , 2019  

Several community members, leaders, schools and groups received recognition at the annual Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards that occurred on December 4 at Stratford Ecological Center. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DACC Inducts 2019 Hall Of Fame Members

22 Nov , 2019  

On October 10, in front of hundreds of area business leaders, three Delaware Area Career Center alumni were inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame. Cindy Dinovo, Adam Paisie, and Ryan Keener were honored for their professional success, along with their dedication to giving back to both their profession and the community.

The Delaware Area Career Center accepts nominations for the Hall of Fame every five years. The base criteria to be nominated for our Hall of Fame include having graduated at least ten years ago or more, taking an active role in DACC as a student, excelling in their career, and giving back by contributing to their industry or their community. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Scholarship Fund Named After Past SourcePoint Employee, Volunteer

17 Oct , 2019  

SourcePoint’s enrichment center scholarship fund has been named the Edie Balser Scholarship Fund. Edith “Edie” Balser was dedicated to Delaware County seniors and began working at the Park Avenue Senior Citizens Center in 1992, prior to its transition to SourcePoint. She also volunteered for more than 50 years at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital. Balser passed away in August of this year. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Great Place In America Celebration This Thursday

16 Oct , 2019  

As we reported several days ago, the American Planning Association(APA) has named Historic Downtown Delaware as one of four Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Mount Alumni Awards Given At MTSO

12 Oct , 2019  

Methodist Theological School in Ohio has presented Eugene Folden, TaNikka Sheppard and Ellen Sims with the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service, the school’s highest honor for graduates. MTSO President Jay Rundell presented the awards at an October 7 luncheon during Alumni Day. More…

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Schools

Friend Of Public Education Award Given To Delaware County Public Servant

1 Oct , 2019  

Nearly 300 school board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from across central Ohio gathered in Columbus on September 25 for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region Fall Conference.

During the event, a Delaware County public servant was recognized for her service to education.

The region hosts two conferences a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The conference features updates from OSBA officers and staff and a number of awards and recognitions. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Downtown Delaware Named One Of America’s Great Places

26 Sep , 2019  

Sandusky Street might shine a bit brighter this week as it glows in the light of national recognition.

The American Planning Association (APA) announced this week the country’s 13 Great Places for 2019 through the organization’s national flagship program Great Places in America.

One of those places is right here at home, and another is close by. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Outstanding Teacher Educator

16 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University alumna and professor emerita Amy McClure, Ph.D., is being honored with the 2019 International Literacy Association (ILA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award.

McClure, who retired in May following a 40-year career with the university, will receive the award October 12 during the ILA Awards Ceremony and Reception in New Orleans. More…

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Life in Delaware County

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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Schools

Delaware Teacher Recognized In Educator Of The Year Awards

16 Jul , 2019  

Instructure has announced the winners of its inaugural Educator of the Year Awards at the annual InstructureCon edtech conference. One of those recipients, chosen from educators across the country, was a teacher with Delaware City Schools.

Building on the success of the 2018 awards, the Educator of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding educators working to further teaching as well as shape the next generation of students. This year’s six winners represent education innovation in both the K-12 and higher education fields. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County District Library Receives Coveted Public Relations Award

27 Jun , 2019  

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has awarded eight libraries across the country with this year’s John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards. One of those receiving the award was the Delaware County District Library. More…

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Delaware County

County Commissioners Honored With Ohio Water Environment Association Award

6 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Commissioners were recently honored with the Ohio Water Environment Association Southeast Section’s annual public service award. This award recognizes Ohio public officials who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the protection and improvement of the water environment. The OWEA is the largest wastewater organization in Ohio with more than 2,000 members and is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of water, as well as education about this precious natural resource. More…

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