Life in Delaware County

DACC Instructor Awarded For Charitable Work

23 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware Area Career Center has announced news of a deserved recognition for one of their instructional staff.

Tina Francis, DACC-Buckeye Valley Middle School CBI teacher, has been awarded the 2020 Dr. G. James Pinchak Service Learning Award. Dr. G. James Pinchak was a friend to CBI and one of the most knowledgeable and caring partners for career technical education. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODNR Now Accepting Nominations For Natural Resources Hall Of Fame

7 Jun , 2020  

Do you know someone who has made it their life’s work to improve the quality of life in Ohio through their love and dedication to our state’s natural resources? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is now accepting nominations for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame.

For more than 50 years, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education, or scientific achievement. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County EMS Named Tops In Ohio

14 Mar , 2020  

Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Department has been named the 2020 EMS Agency of the Year for Ohio. DCEMS’s medical director Dr. Ashish Panchal also has been named as the recipient of this year’s Frank Giampetro Distinguished EMS Educator of the Year award.

“These awards are a testament to the work our people have done to collectively steer the ship down a forward and positive path,” said DCEMS Director Jeff Fishel. “They are recognition of positive change, continued improvement and teamwork.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Announces Plans For Jon Peterson Memorial Plaza

27 Feb , 2020  

At their annual State of the County event, held February 25, the Delaware County Board of Commissioners announced plans to rename and dedicate a portion of its main campus in honor of late County Treasurer Jon Peterson.

Peterson, who passed away unexpectedly October 10, 2019, had been a longtime public servant, serving in elected and appointed positions in Delaware County and Franklin County and as a State Representative. He also was the pastor of Zion United Church of Christ in Delaware. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Alum Inducted Into Hall Of Excellence

15 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Kara J. Trott, Class of 1983, is being inducted into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) Hall of Excellence as a powerful example of the value of a liberal arts education.

Trott of Columbus, Ohio, is the founder and CEO of Quantum Health Inc., a first-of-its-kind consumer healthcare navigation and care coordination company that helps guide consumers through the sometimes daunting and disorienting healthcare experience. More…

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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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