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Think about the word “Africa.” Now what do you visualize? The Red Sea? Games of Cricket? Drums beating to the sounds of African sambas? Could you ever imagine the word “Africa” holding a more personal, local definition? In Delaware, Ohio, that’s exactly what the word has.

Africa was the name of a community of runaway slaves who lived in log homes, were employed by anti-slavery farmers, and settled in the southern Delaware County area. In 1824, a man named Samuel Patterson began to hide runaway slaves in his home, which was located in what is now north of Westerville. These slaves were mocked by pro-slavery neighborhoods, who referred to their community as “Africa,” and so East Orange was renamed. Country gentlefolk had erected small cabins there as temporary housing while building permanent homes on their estates. After a time, the woodlands north of Westerville harbored a cluster of these abandoned cabins, as folks began to move into their newly completed houses. To this time, the village has disappeared, but several of Patterson’s homes still stand in this vicinity. Africa is said to be the only town named after the Underground Railroad.

Photo of Maker #6-21, photo from remarkableohio.org

Photo of Maker #6-21, photo from remarkableohio.org

What’s even more astounding is the fact that Ohio had an extensive network of trails used by anti-slavery activists, free Blacks, and churches to help fugitive slaves flee from the South to Canada. Ohio had one of the most active Underground Railroad operations in the nation; some sources estimate that 40,000 slaves escaped to freedom through Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation designated portions of U.S. Route 23 and State Route 4 – one of the most frequently used corridors on the Underground Railroad – as a commemorative highway to be known as River-To-Lake Freedom Trail. This trail follows the present day alignment of 23 from the Ohio River at Portsmouth, north through central Ohio.
 


 
An Ohio Department of Natural Resources site has a page called Ohio’s Underground Railroad to Freedom which talks about slave coming across the Ohio River from the south. The site says: One of the most famous Underground Railroad routes in central Ohio was Africa Road. This was the setting of one of the most extraordinary chapters in Underground Railroad history.

Why do you think central Ohio was such a good pit-stop for these runaway slaves? And what else do you know about secret slave routes in the Delaware area?
 

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Delaware county Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Set for October 4, 2014

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DELAWARE, Oh. – The Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event will be coming to Delaware
on Saturday Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

The event is open to all residents of the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste District.
Residents are asked to enter the fairgrounds at 935 U.S. 23 North to access the drop-off area. Residents will be asked for $5 donations to defray costs.

Unbroken fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs will be accepted. All other light bulbs will not be accepted. Paint will
not be accepted. Paint can be dried in open cans and then disposed of safely in regular trash. Appliances, trash and yard waste will also not be accepted.

There is a $10 fee for television collection. Residents dropping off tires will be charged $2 per
passenger auto tire, $4 for tires larger than 17 inches and $25 for truck or tractor tires. In
addition, there will be a $2 charge for computer monitors while other computer components
will be accepted free of charge.

The drop-off events are an annual service provided by the DKMM District with assistance from
Keep Delaware County Beautiful, the Delaware General Health District’s recycling and litter
prevention program.

For additional information, contact Jenifer Way-Young, Keep Delaware County Beautiful
program coordinator, at 740-368-1700 or visit the DGHD website at www.delawarehealth.org.

Source Delaware General Health District

Delaware Daily – Tuesday August 26, 2014


Members of the Delaware Hayes Talisman staff from left to right: Morgan Knight, Sammi Piroska, Sarah Rose, Dylan James.

Members of the Delaware Hayes Talisman staff from left to right: Morgan Knight, Sammi Piroska, Sarah Rose, Dylan James.


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

Local News

Delaware City Police Reports August 18 – 22: Public Indecency, Stolen Backpack Valued at $500, and other items in this weeks Delaware City Police Reports.

Volunteers Needed For River Sweep Litter Cleanup

Labor Day Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule Announced

Cleveland.Com: Berea teacher bequeaths scholarship fund to Ohio Wesleyan University

Columbus Dispatch: Stillwagon sues to force release of grand-jury evidence

This Week News: Delaware gets big head-start on test preparation

WTTE Fox 28: Mumps Cases Near 500 in 4 Central Ohio Counties

WBNS 10tv: Debate Over Militarization Of Local Police Stirs In The Wake Of Ferguson Unrest

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Central Ohio News

Marion Star: Patrol charges man with OMVI after car strikes house

WBNS 10tv: 10TV: Man Shot And Killed Outside Apartment In North Columbus

WSYX ABC6: wsyx6: Police looking for 2 possible suspects after girl wounded in shooting.

WSYX ABC6: wsyx6: She’d lost thousands to a scammer, & would’ve been out thousands more if not for an alert Kroger clerk.

Ohio News

Columbus Dispatch: Plenty of questions in Common Core debate

WCMH NBC4i: NBC4 Poll Shows Ohioans Split On Waters Firing

Dayton Dailey News: Donation will help build Wright flyer replica

National News

610 WTVN: Doctors Call For Later School Start For Teens

Newsweek: Newsweek: Hundreds gather in in St. Louis for Michael Brown’s funeral

Wall Street Journal: WSJ: Malaysia Airlines is likely to cut about a quarter of its workforce and drop unprofitable routes

CBS SF Bay Area: Caught On Camera: Concord Thief Uses Mystery Electronic Device To Break Into Car

International

Forbes: Burger King’s Tax Inversion and Canada’s Favorable Corporate Tax

Sports

610 WTVN: Miller Surgery Tuesday

Thought/Word for the day

Bend but dont break!

Of Interest To Us

Washinton Post: Driverless vehicles? Even in D.C. streets? An autonomous car takes a capital test run.

Reuters: Exclusive: IRS enforcement agent numbers could drop to lowest levels since 1970s

Top 10 list!

Upcoming Events

Delaware Ohio’s PREMIER Meetup/Networking Event – Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tune of The Day

George Strait “Troubadour”

Today’s Sponsor

Window tinting, paint protection, auto detailing -Tintworks   614-649-5878

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Delaware Ohio’s PREMIER Meetup/Networking Event – Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We meet again Wednesday, September 17th, 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 an early Fall Wednesday night?  Plus you can enjoy a selection of wines made at the location. There is no fee to attend the meetup…your only cost is your own food and beverage.

Corporate sponsors this month include  Delaware, Ohio’s hometown professional lacrosse team The Ohio Machine, CES Credit Union and Tint Works (Window tinting and auto detailing).  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.  (August give aways were provided by DFC Screen Printing, Service Before Self Leadership, Sequential Pathways and Kona Ice.)

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

Thanks to those who made the August event another fine one. The food was catered in by the Final Score.

Register online: Click here

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

Questions or to RSVP: Stephen Evanko –   sevanko@columbus.rr.com or 740-816-7123.

Thank you!

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

Delaware, Ohio Daily – Monday August 25, 2014


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Local News

DelawareO.com: ICYMI – Delaware Ohio’s PREMIER Meetup/Networking event August, 2014 meeting wrap up

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Central Ohio News

WBNS 10TV: Former Columbus Resident Lives Through California Earthquake

Marion Star: Mastodon fossils found in Morrow County

Ohio News

 

Columbus Dispatch:  Texting ban needs some teeth

National News

610 WTVN: 6.1 Quake Jolts San Francisco

WCMH NBC4I: Rap mogul Suge Knight shot, wounded in nightclub

Sports

CBS Sports: Bengals owner Mike Brown treated for medical incident in Arizona

ABC News: Michael Sam mocks Johnny Manziel

Cincinnati.com: Bengals pick up unspectacular win over Cardinals

Thought/Word for the day

Call or visit your mom, she misses you.

Of Interest To Us

610 WTVN: Don’t Put These Items In Your Fridge!

Bacon:

Ohio.com: Twinkies and Twix and bacon, oh my! It’s fair food!

Top 10 list!

NY Post: The 10 most (accidentally) offensive things Americans do overseas

Tune of The Day
It has been a Hootie and the Blowfish “Hold My Hand” kind of day.

Today’s Sponsor

Readers Picks

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Delaware Librarian Receives Ohio Library Council “Librarian Of The Year.”

Librarian of the Year: Mary Jane Santos, Delaware County District Library

Mary Jane Santos, Director, Delaware County District Library (DCDL), was appointed Director at a time when the county population had exploded, becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Unfortunately, the library’s budget was not increasing to meet the needs of these new community members. Santos developed a strategy focused on two goals: pass a levy and build a branch in an area of rapidly expanding population. Under her leadership, both of these goals were accomplished. In recent years, DCDL has expanded services and facilities to keep up with the community. Santos’ strong and steady guidance has allowed staff to carry forward with innovations and changes while keeping the “small library” team feeling. During her tenure, the library has nearly doubled in size and continued to increase in circulation, visitors, programs, cardholders, and computer use. Santos has developed partnerships with schools, other libraries, higher education institutions, law enforcement, and businesses that strengthen the library’s importance in the community.

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) is continuing its tradition of honoring some of the best and brightest individuals and organizations in the Ohio public library community through its Awards and Honors program. The 2014 honorees have demonstrated outstanding
leadership and remarkable dedication to providing the best possible library service. Santos will receive her award at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 8 at the OLC Convention and Expo in Columbus. Santos was selected based on nominations and recommendations received from her peers in the Ohio public library community.

Source Ohio Library Council

The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, August 18, 2014

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

Local News

DelawareO: Parts of Sandusky Street to close for one month.

WBNS 10TV: Delaware Police On Alert After Online Purge Threat

City of Powell: Latest e-newsletter

Council for Older Adults: Learn about MyCare Ohio Community Forum

Central Ohio News

Columbus Business First:  20 People to Know in Government

The Lantern: Gallery: Katy Perry: Live at Nationwide Arena

Ohio News

City of Toledo:  Algal blooms require increased treatment – water is safe to drink

National News

CNBC:  A controversial theory is starting to scare the Fed

International

China Daily: Wild lotus in NE China’s Crescent Lake

Sports

CBS Sports: Johnny Manziel: ‘I don’t think I’m ready for Pittsburgh right now’

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24663460/johnny-manziel-i-dont-think-im-ready-for-pittsburgh-right-now

Sporting News:  James Harrison struggles with concept of Ice Bucket Challenge 

Thought/Word for the day

“Secular Stagnation”

Linear

What Our Writers Wrote

Andrew Standley: WRAP-UP ~ Machine Loses Grip On Playoffs With Season-Ending Defeat

Of Interest To Us

FT:  App split follows Three Stages of Facebook Grief

Top 10 list!

Top Tenz: 10 Experiments in Internet Radio

Tune of The Day

The Guess Who – No Time

Today’s Sponsor

Buying or selling a home? Contact Toby Boyce – Howard Hanna Realcom Realty (740) 990-9748

Readers Picks

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, August 17, 2014

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

Local News

City of Delaware: Sandusky Street Water Line Project Planned

HelpLine: Fourth Annual Suicide Prevention Walk – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Meet Ed Fitzgerald: Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

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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: http://growingolder.org/cruise/

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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