Life in Delaware County

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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Ohio Wesleyan University

The Country House

20 Sep , 2019  

When a weekend at their summer home takes an unexpected turn, a group of famous and longing-to-be famous family members and friends are forced to improvise, inciting simmering jealousies, romantic outbursts, and passionate soul-searching.

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present three performances of “The Country House” by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Donald Marguiles at 8 PM October 4, 8 PM October 5, and 2 PM October 6. The play, described by Entertainment Weekly as “a valentine for the stage,” is intended for mature audiences. More…

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Life in Delaware County

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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Landmarks

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Selby Field

18 Sep , 2019  

It’s one of the iconic early 20th football fields that have survived into the 21st century, still used for its original purpose.

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Field is the home of the Battling Bishops football team, as well as field hockey, track & field, and lacrosse. With a seating capacity of 9,100, all seats fall between the 15 yard lines of the field, making it a remarkable place to watch a sports contest. It remains one of the country’s largest Division III stadiums. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

October At OWU

17 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its October 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

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Delaware

It’s Little Brown Jug Time Thursday

16 Sep , 2019  

It’s well-known as one of the three jewels in the Triple Crown of Harness Racing.

Post time for the 2019 edition of the Little Brown Jug will be Thursday at 11:30 AM at the Delaware County Fairgrounds racetrack. Run on what is considered the fastest half-mile track in the world, this is the premier pacing classic for 3 year olds. More…

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Life in Delaware County

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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Life in Delaware County

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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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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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Rises In National Rankings

12 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has moved up in two categories in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the nation’s 2020 Best Colleges recently released.

According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked at: More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County, Polaris Area

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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History/Tourism

Little Brown Jug Memories Featured At Historical Society Program

11 Sep , 2019  

Two presenters, Roger Huston, the long-time announcer, and Jay Wolf, unofficial historian of the Little Brown Jug harness race, will be featured at the next community program offered by the Delaware County Historical Society. Following their comments, audience members will be asked to share their own stories about the race which will be recorded as part of the Little Brown Jug Oral History Project, a digital archive for capturing and sharing local community history. More…

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Life in Delaware County

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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Business, Sunbury

Company Reaches Milestone With Opening Of New Sunbury Location

9 Sep , 2019  

On Saturday, Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, announced the opening of its 1,800th store by launching grand opening celebration at the new store in Berkshire Township, just west of Sunbury.

“It continues to be an exciting time for Tractor Supply as we celebrate the opening of our 1,800th store. For more than 80 years, Tractor Supply has worked to be the most dependable supplier of basic maintenance products to all those who live the rural lifestyle, and we look forward to serving our new customers in Berkshire Township, Ohio,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer. More…

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Life in Delaware County

The Fair Is Coming!

8 Sep , 2019  

The first year that the Delaware County Fair was held, in 1834, the prize for best cow was $3.00, and the award for the best piece of linen, ten yards or more, was $2.00.

Much has changed since then, but not the basics – the Delaware County Agricultural Society still holds this traditional county fair each year, featuring daily entertainment, Junior and Senior fair animals and exhibits, and awards. In the mix are tractor pull and motor events for all ages. World-class harness racing is featured. More…

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