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:

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 Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shari Thomas of Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council gives her presentation on "State of Girls" and leadership.

City Council meeting. Spenser Hickey photo

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Wednesday, July 23, 2014


autumn olive

Photo by Katie Longtine

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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 Friday, July 18, 2014

Just catching fish

A good weekend to take the family fishing! (Photo by Jason Campbell)

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DACC Students Claim Title of ‘National Champions’

DACC SkillsNationals1

In the photo, from left to right are: Auto Collision Instructor, Chad Hackley Career Graphics Instructor, Jim Beck Auto Collision Student, Kendall Dorsey Career Graphics Student, Brooke Mack Welding Student, Tyler Thomas Welding Instructor, Brad DeMent

Delaware, Ohio, July 14th, 2014. Brooke Mack, Kendall Dorsey, and Tyler Thomas did not know each other at the beginning of the school year. By July, though, they had spent countless hours together and travelled to Kansans City, Missouri to compete and claim the title of National Champions at the National SkillsUSA competition in the Chapter Display category.


As students at the Delaware Area Career Center, Brooke, Kendall, and Tyler participate in the SkillsUSA organization, which helps students prepare to be skilled and effective in their industry. Members of SkillsUSA compete against each other at the local, state, and national levels. More than 5,000 students competed at this year’s SkillsUSA competition in over 94 occupational and leadership skills areas. [Read more…]

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is Hiring




Powell, OH – Listen to the upbeat music while you operate the 1914 Mangels-Illions Grand Carousel at the Columbus Zoo, or hear guests scream with joy as you spin them backwards down Cyclone at ZoombeziBay. If golf is your calling, then create delicious burgers and brats at Safari Golf Club for golfers after a great day on the course.


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, ZoombeziBay and Safari Golf Club are looking for talented individuals to join the team. Applicants who can work through Labor Day at ZoombeziBayWaterPark, through Wildlights (Jan. 3) at the Zoo or until October at Safari Golf Club will be considered.


Several seasonal positions are open in food and beverage, retail, rides, aquatics and more. Candidates must be age 16 or older to apply. Weekday availability is preferred, but not necessary to apply.


For more information on available positions and to apply online, please visit Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.

Source: press release

Battle of the Bags Cornhole Tournament to benefit Special Olympics of Delaware County

Battle of the Bags Cornhole Tournament to benefits Special Olympics of Delaware County

All funds raised stay in DelawareCounty

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Joe’s Original.  (6477 Pullman Drive, Lewis Center, OH  43035)

Registration 10:30-Noon. 

$60/team.  Registration includes games, meal, free entry for door prizes and if registered by August 1, 2014 a t-shirt. 



50/50 drawing


Silent Auction

Can register on line at


Questions contact:  Laurie Hollingsworth @ or 614-530-4049


Poker Run Fundraiser to Benefit Family Promise of Delaware

The Final Score Sports Pub has chosen Family Promise to be the recipient of this year’s annual Poker Run.

It will be held on July 26th @ the Final Score. First bike out at 11:00 am. $20 for single rider, $25 for two riders. Prizes for the top three winners.


There will be free food, a band and a D.J. Throughout the evening we will have a Silent Auction (featuring a full-size quilt), a 50/50 raffle and corn hole games to play.


If businesses would like to donate an auction item, please call: Beth Trigg 740-362-7817. There is no pre-registration, just show up early to get a slot.


Let’s have some sun, fun and music while raising money for Delaware‘s ONLY homeless shelter!!

More info about Family Promise: 


We can serve up to 6 families. We offer one handicap-accessible room. So far this summer, we have been full to capacity. At present we have approximately 15 churches who offer monetary and in-kind support. Family Promise just celebrated its fifth year in existence. For one year we have been in our new facility @ 39 N. Washington St.


Family Promise is Delaware County’s only homeless facility. Our primary focus is families. In emergency situations we can house single women for up to a week. Our organization offers a program for the homeless adults, giving them instruction and direction in finding a full time job and low income housing. Our aim is to help heads of family to become successful.


If you or your church would be interested in this awesome opportunity, please call Beth Trigg @ 740-362-7817.