The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, August 14, 2014

Maria (sitting right) and her friend chat as Maria breaks for food.

Maria (sitting right) and her friend chat as Maria breaks for food. (Main Street Chalk it Up. Photo by Katie Longtine)

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

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Preservation Parks: Thursday concert

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Rock the Boat Caribbean Cruise Event




Thursday, September 4, 2014  6 – 10 p.m.

Sumptuous food, island-themed games, auctions, steel drum music, dancing, PLUS a 7-night Caribbean Cruise for two. The Rock the Boat Cruise Event has it all!  Buy your tickets now and support programs and services provided by the Council for Older Adults.


To buy tickets or for more info:

The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, August 7, 2014

On the job training for Delaware's youngest law enforcement professionals.

On the job training for Delaware’s youngest law enforcement professionals. (First Friday DelawareO staff photo)

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Ostrander: Summer 2014 Newsletter

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Tech Columbus: latest updates 

Ohio News  Ohio man charged with u***nating on former Browns owner Art Modell’s grave in Maryland

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Huffington Post:  Here Is The Richest Person In Each State


The Guardian: 3D printing: what does it mean for sanitation and shelter?


Delaware online: Canton welcomes new class

Thought/Word for the day

The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.  Christine Lagarde  (Head of the IMF)


What Our Writers Wrote

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Tune of The Day

Dancing In the Moonlight

Today’s Sponsor

 DFC Screen Printing – custom shirts and banners 740-363-6796

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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:

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.


ICYMI – Delaware Ohio’s PREMIER Meetup/Networking event July meeting wrap up

On Wednesday July 16, 2014 we held our monthly third Wednesday meetup. These meetings are held so local business people and those active in local social media can come together in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Many thanks to our gracious hosts, Steve and Sandi Weddington of the Blend of Seven Winery. We encourage everyone to go out and visit their shop located at 481 London Rd in Delaware, OH.

We do thank the 30+ people who attended!

The event was two solid hours of meeting and networking with local business people. In addition to the fine selection of wines made on-site, we had the Kona Ice truck there for dessert treats. Jimmie G’s BBQ had his food trailer outside. Both the pulled pork and brisket were tasted and highly recommended!

We are at the same location on August 20th. This time we will have a catered selection of food from the Final Score. Since food will be brought in, we need an RSVP from everyone who will be dining. The cost is $7.75 per person. You may reply to

We meet from 6 to 8 pm and will be at the Blend of Seven Winery again on September 17th.

There are no fees to attend and meetings are open to all. Your only cost is your own food and beverage. Come out, join us and meet some locals active in your community.

If you cannot attend this one, our next meetup is September 17th.

PS One of our sponsors, The Ohio Machine is offering a ticket special for the final home game on August 9th. It is fan appreciation night. Go to the Ohio Machine website and enter DELAWAREO to get your $9 general admission tickets.

The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, August 2, 2014


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This Week News: It’s a wash

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US Chamber: EPA Hearings Avoids States That Will Be Most-Affected by Carbon Regulations


Reuters: Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729


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Top 10 list!

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Tune of The Day

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Today’s Sponsor

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, July 28, 2014

Machine men pile on Kyle Harrison after he makes the game-winning goal in overtime.

Machine men pile on Kyle Harrison after he makes the game-winning goal in overtime. (Spenser Hickey photo)

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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 and make the pledge to not become a distracted driver

The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, July 21, 2014

Photo Credit ~ Spencer Hickey

The stands at a recent Ohio Machine game. Photo Credit ~ Spencer Hickey

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