Nancy Kay Wade 

Nancy Kay Wade

Age 82 of Delaware passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.

Born on May 22, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Thomas) Butters.

Nancy worked for Sutphen Fire [Read more…]

Eugene Edward Strupper

Eugene Edward Strupper

76, of Delaware passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning September 22, 2015 at the Arbors of Delaware.

He was born September 23, 1938 in Tarlton, Ohio to the late Charles Hatfield Strupper and Jean (Walls) Strupper-Chambers.

On January 2, 1971 he married Ruth (McCloud) Strupper who survives.

Eugene worked as a custodian for Ohio Wesleyan University for 35 years and as a stockman for Buehler’s for 25 years and he was also a member of the K of P Lodge of Delaware. He loved playing card games especially euchre, working crossword puzzles and his dogs.

In addition to his wife Ruth, he is survived by a daughter Jody (Hank) Nichols of Delaware and two grandsons Jordan and Henry. He was preceded in death by his two brothers William Charles Strupper and Guy Strupper and his three sisters Buelah Mae Smith, Rosa Lee Martin and Pam Kraus.

The family will receive friends onFriday September 25, 2015 from 4 –7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating.

Contributions in Eugene’s memory may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Strupper family.

To share a fond memory of Eugene or to offer a condolence to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Suspect Facing Multiple Charges After Robbing Home Depot


 

(Delaware County, OH)  January 22, 2015—The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lewis Center Home Depot at 5:00 p.m. this evening when employees called to report a robbery that had just occurred. After pulling a gun on a clerk, the suspect fled the scene, then traveled south into Franklin County. He crashed his SUV on the eastbound ramp of 270 at I-71, limped to the nearby Worthington Industries parking lot, stole a truck, and crashed a second time before being taken into custody by officers with the Columbus Division of Police.


 

Justin Tucker, 31, of Columbus was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Following his release, he will be taken to the Delaware County Jail. He is facing multiple charges, including the first degree felony of aggravated robbery. Other charges will follow.

               According to deputies with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Tucker was caught due to community members working with law enforcement. Employees of Home Depot and Worthington Industries provided prompt, detailed, and accurate information to law enforcement, aiding in the search and capture of Tucker.

 Source Delaware County Sheriff

delawareo.com

 

Central Ohio Symphony Offering Free Pie on National Pie Day


 

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In celebration of National Pie Day, which is this Friday, January 23, the Central Ohio Symphony will be handing out slices of homemade apple pie to anyone who comes to the Symphony office that day. These are well known Nelson Apple pies! There are 28 of them fresh baked on Thursday! Apples provided by Buehler’s.
 


 
The price for this sweet treat?  Absolutely NOTHING!

“We thought this would be a fun way to celebrate the day,” said Warren W. Hyer. Executive Director of the Symphony. “And it’s a way for people to visit our offices and hear about our upcoming concerts and events. We did this last year and it was very popular.”

The Symphony’s next performance will be Sunday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m. at Gray Chapel, when the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with guest artist Amy Oshiro of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the World Premiere of “Reconnecting” by Ben Goldberg about the Symphony’s groundbreaking therapeutic drumming program in the Delaware County Courts. More than 700 tickets have already been sold.

Tickets will also be available for the ROCK THE SYMPHONY II, mind-blowing trivia fundraiser on February 21 at Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus.

The Symphony office is located at 24 E. Winter Street, right next to the Strand Theatre in downtown Delaware. Staff and volunteers will be serving pie from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30, “or until the pie runs out,” added Hyer.
 


 

Rescue Crews Call Off Search For Possible Person In River

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Shortly after 4:15 p.m rescue crews received a report that a person fell into the river at Mingo Park. Currently rescue crews are searching the area with a dive team on site.  So far no person has been found.

Update 4:50 pm

Footprints have been seen on the ice along with a fresh break in the ice.

There is no report of anyone actually missing at this point. At the place where there is a break, the water is very shallow. Authorities believe a person may have fell in and pulled themselves out.

4:58 pm Update

Rescue Crews call off search
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Continuing

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Semi Accident Snarls Traffic at U.S. 23 & U.S. 42.

U.S. 23 Backedup Due To Semi Accident

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Two semi’s collided this morning on U.S. 23 North at U.S. 42 spilling hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel in Delaware, Ohio. Tow trucks are on scene to remove the semi’s.

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Viable routes is S Sandusky to U.S. 23 South, Stratford Road to U.S. 23, or Braumilller Road to Cheshire Road to U.S. 23.

Any way you go, expect delays.

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Delaware County Schools on Delay, Friday January 9, 2015

Updated Friday January 9, 2015 6:34 am.

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Schools on 1 Hour Delay

Delaware Area Career Center
Delaware Christian School

Schools on 2 hour delay

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware City Schools
Olentangy Schools

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Delaware County Ohio School Closings and Delays Thursday January 8, 2015.

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Complete listing of Delaware County Ohio School Vlosings

Updated Wednesday January 7, 2015 9:48 pm.

Closed Schools

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware Christian School
Delaware City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Olentangy Schools
Village Academy
Westerville City Schools

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List of Delaware County School Closings – January 6, 2015

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Updated Tuesday January 6, 2015 6:23 am.

Delaware County Snow Level Emergency: 1

Closed Schools

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware Christian School
Delaware City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Olentangy Schools
Village Academy
Westerville City Schools

Delays

Franklin University will delay opening its Central Ohio locations to 10 a.m.

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COLUMBUS ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF POLAR BEAR CUBS


 

Births were the first at Polar Frontier
 
Powell, OH – Polar bear cubs were born Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium but they did not survive.
 
Animal care staff observed the births while monitoring the mother’s activity from a camera mounted in the den. The first birth, recorded at 5 a.m., appeared to be stillborn. The second cub was born about two hours later and the mother, Aurora, appeared to begin caring for it.
 
The Zoo team could hear the cub vocalizing and observed Aurora, an inexperienced mother, holding the cub in a proper nursing position. Despite Aurora’s apparent care for the cub, the cub’s vocalizations stopped by the afternoon and the animal care team was unable to see it.
 
The Columbus Zoo animal team, in conjunction with recommendations from other polar bear breeding facilities, made the decision not to intervene. Polar bear cubs are difficult to hand rear and disrupting Aurora’s maternal care was not advised.
 
Polar bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any mammal. The survival rate for a polar bear cub during the first few weeks of life is only about 50 percent.
 
“While we would certainly wish for a better outcome the birth of these cubs is a major step in our polar bear breeding program,” said Curator Carrie Pratt. “We will likely never know why the cubs did not survive but we do know Aurora is able to reproduce and she has gained experience. She’s still a young bear and has many reproductive years ahead of her.”
 
Female polar bear twins Aurora and Anana arrived at the Columbus Zoo in 2010 when the Polar Frontier region opened. The twins are now seven years old and both have mated with the 27-year-old male polar bear, Nanuq, who arrived in 2012. All three polar bears came from other zoos on breeding loans as part of the Species Survival Plan for the threatened species.
 
It is unknown if Anana is pregnant, however her desire to den and elevated progesterone levels indicate it is a good possibility.
 
Female polar bears generally have their first set of cubs between the ages of four and eight years. Due to delayed implantation, the gestation period can range from about 195 to 265 days. Pregnant polar bears den in the fall and give birth, generally to two cubs, in the winter. The cubs typically weigh about one pound at birth, growing quickly on their mother’s fat-rich milk before emerging from the den in the spring.

 


 
 
Polar bears are native to the circumpolar north including the United States (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Norway and Denmark (Greenland). They are at the top of the Arctic food chain and primarily eat seals. Polar bear populations are declining due to the disappearance of sea ice, and experts estimate that only 20,000-25,000 polar bears are left in the wild. Some scientists believe if the warming trend continues two-thirds of the polar bear population could disappear by the year 2050.
 
“Polar bears need our help,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President and CEO Tom Stalf. “We are committed to doing everything we can at the Zoo, as well as supporting conservation initiatives for wild populations, to save these magnificent sea bears.”
 
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been designated an Arctic Ambassador Center by Polar Bears International.