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The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, August 11, 2014

"Masked Juice" is ready to get the game restarted! Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.

Ohio Machine playoff bound! (Staff photo)

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

Spenser Hickey: Machine achieve playoff spot with 14-10 victory

Council for Older Adults: Volunteers needed

OPAL Annual Conference at MTSO

Biz Journals.com: Ohio Wesleyan raises $30.2 million in 2014, including $8 million from former Warren Buffett colleague

Central Ohio News

Fashion Meets Music Festival : Link here

Ohio News

City of Dayton: Tire buyback is back 

National News

AP: Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

ADPemploymentreport.com: ADP Regional Employment Report: Big Gap in Jobs Added Between South and Other Regions

International

BBC.com:  The Senegal tech hub run by women for women

Sports

Cleveland.com:  Johnny Manziel puts heat on Brian Hoyer in Browns’ 13-12 loss to Lions 

Thought/Word for the day

“How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing!” Neville Chamberlain (thinkexist.com)
Ponderous

What Our Writers Wrote

Hannah Kern:  OWU Officer First to Author Delaware’s Ghostly Encounters  

Of Interest To Us

Pagesix.com: Clintons rent Hamptons home for $100K

Top 10 list!

Listverse: 10 Greatest Impostors Of The 20th Century

Tune of The Day

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967

Today’s Sponsor

Wills, trusts, real estate:  D.J. Young Attorney – Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney, & Young LLP  (740) 363-1213

Readers Picks

Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@delawareo.com info@DelawareO.com with a link.

The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Another moment from “Picnic with the cops” (Staff photo)

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

Council for Older Adults: Grandparents Day 2014 – GO WILD

Powell Mystery Night Out 

Central Ohio News

10tv.com:  Job Seekers Uncover Scams On State Job Search Website

Ohio News

Lima Ohio.com: Pastor caught in prostitution sting pleads not guilty

National News

CNBC.com:  Has Google lost control of its anti-spam algorithm?

International

The Guardian: Timelapse video offers unique insight into North Korea’s capital city

Sports

The Power Rank:  Bowl Subdivision Rankings

Thought/Word for the day

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’ US Vice President Joe Biden (brainyquote.com)

Big data

What Our Writers Wrote

Hannah Kern: OWU Officer First to Author Delaware’s Ghostly Encounters  

Of Interest To Us

TWCC.com:  Celebrity Weddings & Engagements

Top 10 list!

Huffington Post:  The 65 Business Words To Strike From Your Vocabulary Right Now 

Tune of The Day

Pinball Prison Blues (Bill Dutcher at The Strand)

Today’s Sponsor

Need to Talk? 24 hour support hotline – Call Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties Dial 211 or 1-800-684-2324 (Hearing impaired 711 or 1-800-750-0750)

Readers Picks

Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@delawareo.com info@DelawareO.com with a link.

Delaware Ohio’s PREMIER Meetup/Networking Event – Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We meet again Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at Blend of Seven Winery in Delaware (481 London Rd. ) from 6 to 8 pm. If you arrive and the lot appears full, there is an overflow parking lot to the west.

Please join us if you are a local business person or active in local social media. Can you think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night in mid-August? Plus you can enjoy a selection of wines made at the location.

Corporate sponsors this month include  Delaware, Ohio’s hometown professional lacrosse team The Ohio Machine, The Preserve at Quail Pass, DFC Screen Printing and Delaware Insurance Advisors,  We will again have announcements and the usually unpredictable business card drawing. If you wish to donate a gift for the drawing, let me know.

We start at 6 PM and network for about 50 minutes. We have announcements, do some prize give aways and then network some more. 

We will have food catered in by the Final Score. In order to get a proper count, please RSVP by 08/18/2014 if you are planning to eat with us. The cost will be $7.75 and here is sampling of what they may bring: Buffet Style: Salad, Ribs, Loaded Potato Salad, Super Subs, Pizza, and Chicken Salad Wraps

Register online: Click here

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online: with this link

We had over 30 people attend in July. Please share the event with others…our growth is due to everyone helping to spread the word.

Questions or to RSVP: sevanko@delawareo.com.

Thank you!

Please keep sharing our event with others…it continues to be a success due to all of you.

One final note…The Ohio Machine is offering $9 general admission tickets to the final home game on August 9, 2014. Go to The Ohio Machine’s website and enter the code DELAWAREO to claim your special pricing.

 

The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ohio Machine Logo ~ Courtesy of Ohio Machine

Ohio Machine Logo ~ Courtesy of Ohio Machine (Final home game August 9th, 7 pm Selby Stadium)

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

The Ohio Machine: Fan appreciation night – August 9 (Enter code DELAWAREO for $9 Gen’l Admission tix)

Council for Older Adults: celebrating Grandparents day next Thursday, August 7 

Delaware Hayes Talisman 2014 – 2015 staff  (Twitter Pic)

Central Ohio News

The Lantern: Crane falls onto off-campus house, damages property

Ohio News

WDTN.com: The safety of tree trimming with helicopters

WSPD.com: URGENT: Lucas County Water Alert

National News

The Stand: IAFF calls out looters of public pensions

International

The Guardian:  ‘Hope for Gammy’ raises £90k for baby with Down’s syndrome left in Thailand

Sports

Ohio Machine 17, Rochester Rattlers 15

Andrew Standley: PREVIEW ~ Ohio Machine Looks to Build Momentum on Winning Train Against Rochester

fivethirtyeight: That Weird Jon Lester Trade Wasn’t That Weird

Thought/Word for the day

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America. – Barack Obama, 44th US President (Brainyquote.com)
Hypotenuse

What Our Writers Wrote

Roy Mayberry: Apes Together Strong – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Of Interest To Us

Huffington Post:  Wall Street Analysts Predict The Slow Demise Of Walmart And Target

Top 10 list!

Listverse:  10 Common Misconceptions About Animals

Tune of The Day

Dave Brubeck – Take Five

Today’s Sponsor

Need to Talk? 24 hour support hotline – Call Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties Dial 211 or 1-800-684-2324 (Hearing impaired 711 or 1-800-750-0750)

Readers Picks

Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@delawareo.com info@DelawareO.com with a link.

The Delaware Ohio Daily Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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We love Delaware OH!

How about these cool nights for July? Is it too cool or too high for you? The National Weather Service is saying there is a 60% for showers and thunderstorms this evening with a high near 76. I can take that! ~Rocky

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

The best boomerang throwers are coming back (Ha!) to D-town for the US national championships

This Week News: Students release woodlands from aliens’ grip

Genoa Township Police Dept.: Meet Detective Molly Blevins 
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Main Street Delaware’s Aug. 1 First Friday Serves up ‘Picnic with the Cops’

Main Street Delaware’s Aug. 1 First Friday will feature a

free “Picnic with the Cops” celebration that includes a dunk tank, a

children’s police academy training camp, an obstacle course, games, hot

dogs, freeze pops, and more for all to enjoy. The evening is sponsored by

PNC Bank.

 

The Delaware City Police Department in partnership with the Delaware County

Sheriff’s Department will provide police cruisers and a mounted police unit,

with horse and officer, for little ones to discover during the 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. First Friday event. A portion of North Sandusky Street will be closed

to accommodate the community celebration.

 

Main Street Delaware’s Farmers’ Market also continues to grow, offering

fresh, locally grown produce and other treats from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

each Saturday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday now through Oct. 25.

 

Also in August, Main Street Delaware will host its annual Fine Art, Food &

Wine fundraiser, featuring food from the city’s finest restaurants and a

“You Ought To Be In Pictures” silent auction of custom artworks created by

local artists.

 

The Fine Art, Food & Wine celebration will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aug. 15 in the atrium of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Schimmel/Conrades

Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $30 per person, and

they are available now online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com. Funds raised

through this and Main Street Delaware’s ongoing membership drive support the

nonprofit organization’s efforts to preserve and promote historic downtown

Delaware.

 

About Main Street Delaware:

Main Street Delaware is a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization. In

addition to coordinating the First Friday celebrations and downtown Farmers’

Markets, Main Street Delaware oversees the flower planter program, holiday

parade, Christmas tree lighting, and more. Main Street Delaware is an

accredited Ohio Main Street Community. For additional information, contact

Frances Jo Hamilton, executive director, at 740-362-6050 or

mainstreetdelaware@yahoo.com. Learn more at www.mainstreetdelaware.com or

www.facebook.com/MainStreetDelaware.

The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Relax and spend a few minutes with us this Sunday morning.

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

OWU: Ohio Wesleyan Professor to Review Fulbright Scholarship Applications

Powell (This Week News): Traffic, development ‘angst’ sullies survey results

Happy one year anniversary to Staas Brewing Company! [Read more…]

Distracted Driving Becomes a Growing Epidemic

Parents, imagine this. Your teen is out driving around at night, and you’re sitting in angst waiting for them to come back home. Shortly later, you hear a knock at the door in the middle of night. You look out the window and notice several police officers standing at your front door. You open the door, and are told that your child has been killed in a fatal car wreck. For those of you who are on the other side of the screen and are thinking ‘this could never happen to me or my teen,’ you’re wrong.

Despite his profession of being a sportscaster for WBNS-TV, Dom Tiberi was just like any other typical man. He loves to cook, watch the Cincinnati Reds, and more importantly, he loves his three children. However, little did Tiberi know that he was about to begin a new journey promoting and engaging children and teens about the hazards of distracted driving. This new mission has a title. And that title is “Maria’s Message.”

September 17, 2013. A night Tiberi and his family will never forget. “It’s every parent’s worst nightmare that we’re livin’,” said Tiberi. At 10:38 that night, Tiberi’s daughter, Maria Tiberi, left the house to go see her sister at work, and was killed 5 minutes later. “Something caused her to hit a semi truck at 53mph,” said Tiberi, “We know that she wasn’t on her cell phone, and we know that she wasn’t texting.” Police have yet to figure out exactly what caused Maria to become distracted.

Below is a video containing an interview with the Tiberi family

Despite the mysterious twist, Maria Tiberi is no different than the hundreds of other teens whose lives are shattered on the roadways every year. “Every 16 minutes, somebody in the United States dies in an automobile accident,” said Tiberi, “We just saw a tragedy in Johnstown where three kids lost their lives and they were all ages fifteen to seventeen.”

So what has caused this new and dangerous trend to contaminate the driving habits of so many teens? It might have to do with the major ego of many teens who think that they’re “good” at texting and driving at the same time. “We all thought when we were sixteen that we were ten feet tall,” Tiberi said. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 97% of teens say texting and driving is dangerous, yet 43% admit to doing it. The popularity and evolution of mobile devices has sent many teens on a new rampage to become technologically involved in every aspect of their daily lives.

Tiberi’s loss has sent him on a new quest to speak out to teens all over the state about the devastating impacts and dangers of distracted driving. “I’ve been to sixteen high schools,” said Tiberi, “There are usually not too many dry eyes in the auditoriums that I’ve been to.” Some of those auditoriums includes those in schools such as Lancaster, Canal Winchester, Dublin Jerome, and Northmor. “I will continue to do this for as long as kids wanna hear from me,” Tiberi said.

Parents, even though the statistics are frightening, there is no reason to panic just yet. “Automobile accidents are so preventable,” Tiberi said. And these accidents can be even more preventable if parents are taking the proper actions to make sure their teens are driving responsibly and safely. “Don’t be afraid to be a parent,” said Tiberi, “We’ve got to set better examples.” Adults are just as vulnerable to texting and driving just as much as teens are. “Bottom line is, none of us should do it,” Tiberi said. Also, don’t be afraid to discard cell phones when necessary. Think about it, what’s more important? A person’s life, or what Julie said to Bob about Kate?

Tiberi’s dedicated efforts have pushed Ohio’s Governor John Kasich to sign legislation designating September as Safe Driving Awareness Month. Kasich has also vowed additional state efforts to draw attention to the dangers of distracted driving. “I think the main thing we need to do is step up the education and step up the awareness,” Tiberi said. The next step in Tiberi’s mission is to create a defensive driving program for students to undergo. “I think moms and dads need to do their part to make sure that kids learn the right way to [drive],” Tiberi said.

So, what are you going to do the next time you set foot in your car? Or how about the next time you pass by an accident? Instead of taking your life for granted, remember Tiberi’s words, “if it can happen to me and my family, it can certainly happen to you and your family.” Driving is a privilege that can instantly be turned into a deadly danger with just one small distraction. Don’t be a statistic when you can be part of the movement.

Here are some tips to prevent distracted driving brought to you from AAA Exchange:

1. If there is some other activity demanding your attention, instead of trying to attempt it while driving, pull of the road and park your vehicle in a safe place.

2. To avoid temptation, power down or store away all electronic devices or anything else that may cause you to take your focus off the road

3. Food can also be a distraction. Eat meals or snacks before or after your trip. When going through a drive thru, try eating in the parking lot.

4. Finish dressing and personal grooming at home, not while driving.

5. Make any vehicular adjustments before you start driving. Address systems such as GPS, seats, mirrors, and sound systems before driving. Also, decide on your route and check traffic/weather conditions beforehand.

6. Store loose gear, possessions, and other materials that could roll around in your car, so you do not feel tempted to reach for them on the floor or seat.

To find out more about Maria’s message visit 10tv.com/mariasmessage and make the pledge to not become a distracted driver

The Delaware Ohio Daily Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Happy Tuesday!

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

Delaware Library – Powell: Mr. Puppet stopped by last week

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office: multi-agency training session at the Delaware Area Career Center 

Red Cross: Local volunteer opportunities

City of Delaware: Troy Road resurfacing is beginning [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another bass on the soft plastic jerk bait.

Anyone else wish they had more time to fish? (Photo by Jason Campbell)

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

City of Powell: E-Newsletter

Govdeals.com: Local item up for sale

Delaware County Prosecutor’s office: Multiple Break-ins result in a multi-count indictment for two

[Read more…]