Life in Delaware County

Celebrate With The Critters

14 Dec , 2019  

You can combine your love of the holidays with your fondness for nature later this month with “Celebrate with the Critters” at the Ohio Wlidlife Center.

On December 27 from 1 PM to 4 PM, discover just how much the “criters” at the Center love the holidays. Join in celebration with resident Animal Ambassadors some of the animals up-close, make and take home winter crafts, and also make bird feeders for the Center’s wild birds. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Breathing Easier: Report Notes Improving Air Quality In Central Ohio

14 Dec , 2019  

On Thursday, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released its annual air quality report. The report provides a summary of air quality data from November 2018-October 2019. Findings from the 2018-2019 air quality season continued the trend of improved air quality in Central Ohio.

MORPC issues daily air quality forecasts and notifies the public when ozone and particle pollution levels are considered to be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people. 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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Delaware

Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Offered In Delaware

12 Dec , 2019  

Just in time for the post-holidays clean-out, the City of Delaware, in partnership with the Delaware General Health District and the DKMM Solid Waste District, is offering residents an opportunity to recycle electronics in exchange for LED bulbs and/or LED string lights on January 4.

Items such as music players, cell phones, laptops, vacuums, microwaves, cables, and chargers are all accepted. 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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Life in Delaware County

MLK Celebration Set; Tickets Available

10 Dec , 2019  

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to join together in “Pursuing the Dream” during the 2020 observance of King’s life and legacy.

The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, January 19, with the 35th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. More…

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History/Tourism

New Ohio State Park Reservation and Registration System Coming Soon

9 Dec , 2019  

Richland Countians are certainly fans of Ohio’s many state parks, particularly those close to home. Visitors should take note that the way you reserve rentable amenities in this parks is about to change.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will roll out the new Ohio Reservation and Watercraft Registration System (ORRS) starting Friday, December 20. The online system will reduce reservation fees for customers, improve the user experience, and enhance the Ohio Parks rewards program. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Endangered Turtles Hatched In Breeding Milestone

8 Dec , 2019  

Two new babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be tiny, but they bring big hopes for one of the most endangered species on the planet. On November 1 and 3, reptile keepers at the Zoo’s Shores region successfully hatched these rare yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), the first ever hatched in an indoor zoological environment. The breakthrough is critical in efforts to boost the numbers of temple turtles, which are facing extinction. More…

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Business

Greif Reports Fiscal Year 2019 And Fourth Quarter Reports

7 Dec , 2019  

Delaware’s Greif, Inc., a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced fiscal 2019 and fourth quarter results this week.

Fiscal Year highlights include (all results compared to the fiscal year 2018 unless otherwise noted): 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

Preservation Parks Offering Winter Letterbox Adventure

5 Dec , 2019  

Preservation Parks of Delaware County has announced that a special winter letterbox will be located at Deer Haven Park in January and February. This box was placed in preparation for the 2020 theme of “Forests.”

To access the letterbox, just stop by the Visitors Center and ask for the letterbox mini booklet. Follow clues, learn about animals that make their winter home in the woods, and find the letterbox stamp. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Bishop Backers Winter Community Day Set

4 Dec , 2019  

The Bishop Backers invite you to save the date for Winter Community Day 2020, a countywide celebration of Delaware that includes free admission to an Ohio Wesleyan University women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo that showcases local nonprofit organizations and businesses. More…

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Delaware

School, VFW Expansions Lead Commission Agenda

3 Dec , 2019  

Expansion plans for two buildings will be considered on Wednesday evening by the City of Delaware Planning Commission.

Leading the evening’s agenda will be a request by Delaware City Schools for approval of a Preliminary and Final Development Plan for an expansion of Schultz Elementary School, located at 499 Applegate Lane.

According to information filed with the request for approval, Schultz Elementary School was constructed in 1994, and the new expansion would add 16,662 square feet to the building. In connection with the larger school, a new bus drop-off road would be added north of Penick Avenue extension through the middle of the school site, which would run from a new connection road between the Delaware Meadows subdivision and the Sunnyview Farms subdivision. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Deer Hunting Sees Bigger Numbers In 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Ohio’s archery hunters have taken close to 75,000 white-tailed deer thus far during the early part of the season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Through Tuesday, Nov. 26, archery hunters have checked 74,838 deer. Last year, archery accounted for 46% of the deer season total.

The count is higher than last year across the state and in Delaware County as well.
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Delaware

Delaware Council Considering $25 Million Budget

1 Dec , 2019  

This is the time each year when local government makes the best educated guess about revenue and expenses for the coming year.

In the case of the City of Delaware, that means consideration of the largest budget in the city’s history. More…

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