The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Thursday is here and the summer is quickly coming to a close. With that, I am thinking ice cream with the family and another cookout this weekend. Maybe even a water balloon fight. We will see.

How about you, do you have any good plans for the weekend?

Local News

Here are some links about the fatal accident yesterday on U.S. 23 North and State Route 229.

DelawareO.com: Driver Charged With 2 Counts of Vehicular Homicide Regarding Fatal Accident on U.S. 23

WTTE Fox 28: Two People Killed, Several Injured in Delaware US 23 Crash

WBNS 10TV: Semi Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide After Deadly Delaware County Crash

Other local news:

This Week News: ODOT moving quickly on wall; trustees want more details Regarding intersection at SR 750 and SR 2150

Columbus Business First: McDonald’s coming to Continental’s Olentangy Crossing along Route 23

NorthJersey.com: Ramsey’s newest artist: Morgan Treni ~Treni is a former OWU student.

Columbus Dispatch: Sunbury, Galena work togther to make competing summer festivals thrive

Ramsey’s newest artist: Morgan Treni
Ramsey’s newest artist: Morgan Treni
Ramsey’s newest artist: Morgan Treni [Read more…]

Awesome highlights from the Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration – in Pictures

Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration

 

The Freedom 4-Miler

Running participants met at Orange Middle School for the 8AM start of the Freedom 4-Miler. The run was also broadcasted via drone courtesy of Michael Cairns of Infinite Impact photography.

Olentangy 5K 1

Olentangy 5K 2

Olentangy 5K 3

Olentangy 5K 4

Olentangy 5K 6

Also: Check out the Parade and Beach Bash videos

The Kids Firecracker Runs

After the Freedom 4-Miler came the two kids runs at 9AM. In addition to being a great way to stay active on the Fourth of July, the kids runs turned out to be a really fun way for them to kick off the morning with a little healthy competition!

Olentangy Kids Run 1

Olentangy Kids Run 2

Olentangy Kids Run 3

Olentangy Kids Run 4

Olentangy Kids Run 5

The Independence Day Parade

The entire Lewis Center community came together this year to make the 2014 Independence Day Parade a successful one! From the local businesses passing out candy to the excited children on the sidelines, to the Olentangy and Olentangy Orange High School cheer squads pumping up the entire crowd with “American Spirit”, the parade was great!

Olentangy Parade 1

Olentangy Parade 2

Olentangy Parade 3

Olentangy Parade 4

Olentangy Parade 5

Olentangy Parade 6

Beach Bash & Fireworks

Over at the Alum Creek beach, games, inflatables, and activities were put into place to entertain the kids and families, as well as information booths from local businesses who sponsored the event. The Olentangy Orange HS Drumline performed, followed by a live performance from The Websters. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks show!

Olentangy Beach Bash 1

Olentangy Beach Bash 2

Olentangy Beach Bash 3

Olentangy Beach Bash 4

Olentangy Beach Bash 5

Olentangy Beach Bash 6

Olentangy Beach Bash 7

Check out the Parade and Beach Bash videos

The Delaware Ohio Daily Friday, August 15, 2014

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Staff photo by Spenser Hickey

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

Local News

City of Powell: Public Service Requests 

Delaware Creative Housing: Save the date, October 10th – “An evening with Anthony Billups”

Morrow County Sentinel: Proposal made to improve Delaware Wildlife Area shooting range

Helpline of Delaware & Morrow Counties: What can I do TODAY to prevent suicide?

Central Ohio News

Dublin Farmers Market: Info and hours

Ohio News

Insurance News Net.com:  20 Ohioans Participating in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

National News

Bloomberg: First-Time Buyers Shut Out of Expanding U.S. Home Supply

International

Reuters: Japan ‘strongly protests’ Russia maneuvers on disputed isles

Sports

The Lantern: Ohio State athletics self-reports 22 minor NCAA violations in first half of 2014

Thought/Word for the day

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society
Iambic

What Our Writers Wrote

Morgan Knight: A Profile on Kyle Harrison “K18″ : Ohio Machine Midfielder

Katie Longtine:  August 17th is Water Night at DGBC

Of Interest To Us

WSJ.com: The 10 Best-Paying Jobs of 2014 

Top 10 list!

Seventeen.com:  10 Ways One Direction Should Celebrate Their 10 Teen Choice Awards

Tune of The Day

Don McLean- American Pie

Today’s Sponsor

Your local health insurance resource – contact Creative Financial Insurance Agency for healthcare reform questions (740) 363-5433

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.

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: http://growingolder.org/cruise/

U.S. 23 in Orange Township to Close at 8 P.M. for Bridge Installation.

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Section of the bike ģ walking bridge to go over U.S. 23 in Orange Township. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

Starting around 8pm tonight, construction crews will begin closing off lanes as needed for installment of the bridge over U.S. 23, between Home Rd. and Orange Rd.
At around 10pm, all traffic in both directions will be closed completely, to all traffic for final installation of the bridge. We have not been given any information on how long 23 will be closed.

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Orange Township bridge over U.S. 23. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer

The bridge will be used to connect the east and west of U.S. 23 pedestrian walking/bike trail being built.

Source: Orange Township

The Delaware Ohio Daily Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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

Local News

Council for Older Adults: Celebrate Grandparent’s day on Thursday 

Delaware Firefighters (from Twitter @DFD606): In the month of July City of Delaware Firefighters responded to 416 calls for service. Stay safe and enjoy August!

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

Central Ohio News

156th Hartford Independent Fair – August 3 -9, 2014

Ohio News

OCJ: Toledo’s water crisis again makes agriculture a target

National News

Morningstar.com: State of the Pension Plans 2013 

International

Reuters: McDonald’s says near-term results to be hurt by China food scandal

Sports

TWCC.com:  Who Should Be in NFL Hall of Fame

Thought/Word for the day

“I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as Vietnam continued to draw me and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. (Schmoop.com)

Armistice

What Our Writers Wrote

Kelsey Sommers:  Blast From the Past Raises Funds for Ohio Health Hospice’s Future (Slideshow)

Of Interest To Us

Quickanddirtytips.com:  Is “Data” Singular or Plural?

Top 10 list!

Listverse: 10 Strange Tales About Paranormal Research

Tune of The Day

Mouth & MacNeal – How Do You Do

Today’s Sponsor

Win tickets to the Ohio State vs *ichigan football game. Go to CESCU.com/gobucks for official rules and details. CES Credit Union

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 Friday, August 1, 2014

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Flying proudly above our City. (Spenser Hickey photo)

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

Local News

Main Street Delaware: Main Street Delaware’s Aug. 1 First Friday Serves up ‘Picnic with the Cops’

This Week News: Memorial to commemorate Harlem Township schools

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office: The Villages of Oak Creek in Orange Township has become the newest Block Watch neighborhood in Delaware County

Central Ohio News

City of Dublin:  Dublin Irish Festival

Ohio News

OCJ:  Is the cooler summer hurting Ohio yields?

National News

CBS News: Should you trust health apps on your phone?

NY Times:  Tyler Cowen on Inequality and What Really Ails America

International

The Guardian: London zoo under investigation after beer thrown over tiger

Sports

ESPN:  Hashtag Game: #NBASuperheroes

Thought/Word for the day

Enjoy the sunshine!

Trivial

What Our Writers Wrote

Spenser Hickey: City Council again delays vote on Elks demolition

Of Interest To Us

Cosmopolitan.com: Genius Startup Will Hire a Manservant to Do Your Bidding

Top 10 list!

Top Tenz: Top 10 Explanations for The Bermuda Triangle

Tune of The Day

Euclid Beach Band – There’s No Surf In Cleveland

Today’s Sponsor

 Precise Resource “Let us help guide your next career move…”  (614) 901-0551

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 Friday, July 25, 2014

Overtime faceoff, the Machines 2nd in 2014. Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer, DelawareO.com

Ohio Machine faceoff. DelawareO staff photo

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

Local News

Council for Older Adults: Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair is Tues., July 29

This Week Olentangy: Aggregation joins township rec center on fall ballot

Central Ohio News

10tv: Grandview Heights Police Warn Of Scam By Business Claiming To Be Based In City

Columbus Dispatch: Union County man charged with fatally poisoning paralyzed wife  [Read more…]

Orange Township Zoning Hearings and Meetings Report

Updated for Monday, July 21, 2014

Please Note: the following hearings/meetings are held at the Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Phone: 740-548-5430   Residents and the public are invited, welcome and encouraged to attend!

Board of Zoning Appeals
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014: Application #14-0261, an appeal by Robyn and Dale McComb, Elizabeth and Nathan Wilbanks, et al., of the decision of the Orange Township Zoning Inspector to issue a zoning permit for property located at 6691 Artesian Run to McDonalds Restaurant (c/o Mark L Inc. Construction Services and GPD Group), under the provisions of the Orange Township Zoning Resolution and the Olentangy Crossings South Planned Commercial and Office District (PC), zoning application #Z18517 (as effective March 9, 2005).  The subject property is currently owned by Continental Real Estate, is located in Range 18, Township 3, Section 2, Farm Lot 8, and its permanent parcel number is: 31822002017001.

Zoning Commission
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 7 PM: Application #14-0142, Judith D. Hook, Trustee, requesting an amendment to the Zoning Resolution and Zoning Map, specifically the rezoning of + – ten (10) acres from Farm Residential District (FR-1) to a Planned Commercial and Office District (PC) for office, institutional, medical, health related and a variety of other activities within the existing residential structure and a proposed greenhouse and meditation garden to be known as the 123 Hyatts Road Development.The property is owned by Judith Hook, Trustee and is located at 123 Hyatts Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 and is on the south side Hyatts Road approximately one-eighth (1/8) mile west of Columbus Pike (U.S. 23) and in Range 18, Township 3, Sections 2, Farm Lot 11 with Permanent Parcel Number 31822002002000. Recessed July 15, 2014.

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE, JULY 29, 2014, 7:00 PM: Notice is hereby given that the Orange Township Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting for the following purposes:

  •  Discussion and review of Article XVIII – Adult Entertainment of the Orange Township Zoning Resolution and consideration of the advisability of changes and/or updates to its provisions.  Discussion may include, but not be limited to, a review of maps prepared by the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission and indicating buffer zone distances from those uses listed in Section 18.02 of the Zoning Resolution.
  • Consideration and possible approval of those minutes of previous hearings that have not yet been approved, together with such other business as may properly come before it

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Township Hall, 1680 East Orange Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE, DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED: Notice is hereby given that the Orange Township Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting to discuss future meeting dates and review possible changes and amendments to the Orange Township Zoning Resolution.

Discussion may include, but not be limited to: review of Ohio Revised Code zoning authorities and the Township’s zoning structure; the Township’s experience with its planned development districts; consideration of modification or elimination of the current code provisions regarding administrative review of approved planned district development plans and their possible administrative modification by the Township Trustees; a comprehensive rewrite of the planned development district provisions of the code; possible addition of a special district allowing electronic messaging signs; possible modifications to the zoning permit process; and expansion of Section 25.09 to permit off-site storage of original zoning records.
The meeting will be on ????, ?????, 2014, at ????  p.m. at the Orange Township Hall, 1680 East Orange Road, Lewis Center, Ohio   43035.
Following this discussion the Commission will consider the approval of minutes from previous hearings that have not yet been approved and such other business as may properly come before it.

Board of Township Trustees Hearings


MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, 8:00 PM: Application #13-0305, Kerbler Farms LLC:
Requesting an amendment to the Zoning Resolution and Map, specifically the rezoning of + – 111.179 acres from Farm Residential (FR-1) to Single Family Planned Residential District (SFPRD) for the creation of 127 single family residential lots east and west of the Chakroff property. The property is to be known as Slate Ridge, is owned by Kerbler Farms LLC and is located on the east side of Columbus Pike (U.S. 23) and west of the CSX and Norfolk Southern rail tracks near 6871 Columbus Pike, approximately one mile north of Orange Road, ¼ mile south of Lewis Center Road and east of the terminus of Home Road on several parcels in Range 18, Township 3, Section 2 and Farm Lots 6, 18, 19 and 20. Recommended for approval by the Zoning Commission on June 17, 2014.

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, 8:00 PM: Application #13-0306, Kerbler Farms LLC: Requesting an amendment to the Zoning Resolution and Map, specifically the rezoning of + – 28.946 acres from Farm Residential (FR-1) to Planned Commercial District (PC) for the permitted uses under Article XVII of the Orange Township Zoning Resolution. The property is to be known as Slate Ridge, is owned by Kerbler Farms LLC and is located on the east side of Columbus Pike (U.S. 23) and west of the CSX and Norfolk Southern rail tracks near 6871 Columbus Pike, approximately one mile north of Orange Road, ¼ mile south of Lewis Center Road and east of the terminus of Home Road on several parcels in Range 18, Township 3, Section 2 and Farm Lots 19 and 20. Recommended for approval by the Zoning Commission on June 17, 2014.

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, 8:00 PM: Application #13-0307, Kerbler Farms LLC: Requesting an amendment to the Zoning Resolution and Map, specifically the rezoning of + – 17.119 acres from Farm Residential (FR-1) to Planned Elderly Residential District (PERD) for the creation of 68 limited assistance elderly residential units in 17 4-unit buildings. The property is to be known as Slate Ridge, is owned by Kerbler Farms LLC and is located on the east side of Columbus Pike (U.S. 23) and west of the CSX and Norfolk Southern rail tracks near 6871 Columbus Pike, approximately one mile north of Orange Road, ¼ mile south of Lewis Center Road and east of the terminus of Home Road in on several parcels in Range 18, Township 3, Section 2 and Farm Lot 6. Recommended for approval by the Zoning Commission on June 17, 2014.

 

Source: Orange Township Email Notification

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