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Delaware’s People In Need Calls For Volunteers

PIN2016 Produce Market Volunteer

Produce Market Basics:

Produce Markets are designed to provide fresh food to individuals and families in need. The Mid-Ohio Food Bank supplies all of the produce distributed at the Market and most of what is offered is fruits and vegetables but may also include bread and dairy items. Each Market can serve up to 300 families and eligibility is set at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. After each event is completed, any remaining produce is distributed to PIN food pantry clients and other MOFB Partner Agencies as needed.

In addition to PIN staff, each Market event needs approximately 10-15 volunteers to assist with this important project.


The 2016 events are scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month, March through November.


PIN facility at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.

Distribution Times:

2:30 to 4:30 PM

Volunteer Basics:

Recruited volunteers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior the market start time. We are asking for volunteers to show up between 1:30 and 2:00 PM and stay until the Market is closed at 4:30 PM.

Parking at the PIN facility is limited. Volunteers are to park in the Office City Parking lot across the street from PIN. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

The Markets are outside events and are held rain or shine, hot or cold; so please come prepared!

Volunteer jobs include: market set up, client sign in, assist clients to collect produce and move through the line, traffic control, and, clean up

How do I sign up? to volunteer call Randy Bournique at (740) 363-6284 or

send an e-mail to


Source: People In Need Press Release

Delaware Buckeyes Award Second Annual Scholarship


Olentangy Orange Student Receives Local Scholarship to OSU


The OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County is pleased to announce that their second annual scholarship has been awarded.    The recipient is Mohammed Dweik.    Dweik is a 2015 graduate of Olentangy Orange High School and resides in Lewis Center.   At Olentangy Orange, he was on [Read more…]

Symphony Opens Season With a Nod to Hispanic Composers and Performers

Central Ohio Symphony Opens 37th Season In Delaware

Central Ohio Symphony Preforming at Grey Chapel

The Central Ohio Symphony taking a bow

When the Central Ohio Symphony launches its 37th season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, it will fill the auditorium at Gray Chapel with the sound of Brahms and works by three Latino/Hispanic composers. 

The season debut concert will feature a world premiere of Recuerdos by Ohio composer Sonia Morales-Matos, along with Danzon #2 by Arturo Márquez and Huapango by José Pablo Mancayo.  The orchestra will also showcase two members of the internationally renown Dalí Quartet, violinist Simón Gollo and cellist Jesús Morales, performing the Double Concerto in A Minor by Johannes Brahms. This will be the third concert featuring the cellist Morales, brother of composer Sonia Morales-Matos and Music Director Jaimes Morales-Matos, who will begin his 13th season with the Symphony. 

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IRONMAN Announces IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio Triathlon

IRONMAN To Take Place Downtown Delaware


IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio TriathlonTAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – IRONMAN announced today the addition of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Ohio triathlon, which will take place on August 21, 2016, in the scenic and historic city of Delaware. The race venue is located just north of the bustling capital city of Columbus.

“As the IRONMAN 70.3 race series continues to grow, we are excited to have Delaware, Ohio join our family of exceptional events,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. “IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio is sure to provide unforgettable race experiences for our athletes and we are proud to be able to offer a new race in this central location.”

The IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon begins with a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the calm waters of Delaware Lake. Athletes will then embark on a flat and fast 56-mile bike course that includes a few technical sections along the way. The course will wind through Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties before returning to Transition 2, located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium. Finally, athletes will take on a double-loop, 13.1-mile run course with gently rolling hills. The course offers scenic country views and an amazing finish in front of Selby Stadium.

“Delaware is honored to host the new IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio event and the sport’s best athletes,” said Delaware Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle. “This spectacular event and the city of Delaware will provide a great experience for the athletes, fans and families.”

Centrally located in Ohio, Delaware is located less than 30 miles north of the capital city of Columbus. With its rich history and traditional downtown, the city of Delaware offers both historic sites along with modern accommodations. Delaware is home to Ohio Wesleyan University, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. The city is also famous for The Little Brown Jug, an internationally known horse race which is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing.

The IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon will offer age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, recently announced to be taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio will open October 27, 2015 at

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit Athlete inquiries may be directed to


Source: IRONMAN Press Release



Delaware General Health District Continues To Offer School Flu Clinics

Heath District advises parents to not wait to vaccinate

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is notifying parents of students participating in [Read more…]

Hoover Cleanup Day September 26, 2015

Local Club Looking for Clean Up Help



Hoover Cleanup Day September 26
The Big Walnut Nature Club invites you to join them for Hoover Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 26.  This is part of a larger event [Read more…]

Delaware County Sheriff Announces Sobriety Checkpoint.

Planned Sobriety Checkpoint Location Is Undisclosed


Delaware County, OHIO – Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies will be operating a sobriety checkpoint this weekend to deter and detect impaired drivers. Currently, the location of the checkpoint is undisclosed. [Read more…]

Suspect Facing Multiple Charges After Robbing Home Depot


(Delaware County, OH)  January 22, 2015—The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lewis Center Home Depot at 5:00 p.m. this evening when employees called to report a robbery that had just occurred. After pulling a gun on a clerk, the suspect fled the scene, then traveled south into Franklin County. He crashed his SUV on the eastbound ramp of 270 at I-71, limped to the nearby Worthington Industries parking lot, stole a truck, and crashed a second time before being taken into custody by officers with the Columbus Division of Police.


Justin Tucker, 31, of Columbus was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Following his release, he will be taken to the Delaware County Jail. He is facing multiple charges, including the first degree felony of aggravated robbery. Other charges will follow.

               According to deputies with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Tucker was caught due to community members working with law enforcement. Employees of Home Depot and Worthington Industries provided prompt, detailed, and accurate information to law enforcement, aiding in the search and capture of Tucker.

 Source Delaware County Sheriff


Central Ohio Symphony Offering Free Pie on National Pie Day



In celebration of National Pie Day, which is this Friday, January 23, the Central Ohio Symphony will be handing out slices of homemade apple pie to anyone who comes to the Symphony office that day. These are well known Nelson Apple pies! There are 28 of them fresh baked on Thursday! Apples provided by Buehler’s.

The price for this sweet treat?  Absolutely NOTHING!

“We thought this would be a fun way to celebrate the day,” said Warren W. Hyer. Executive Director of the Symphony. “And it’s a way for people to visit our offices and hear about our upcoming concerts and events. We did this last year and it was very popular.”

The Symphony’s next performance will be Sunday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m. at Gray Chapel, when the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with guest artist Amy Oshiro of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the World Premiere of “Reconnecting” by Ben Goldberg about the Symphony’s groundbreaking therapeutic drumming program in the Delaware County Courts. More than 700 tickets have already been sold.

Tickets will also be available for the ROCK THE SYMPHONY II, mind-blowing trivia fundraiser on February 21 at Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus.

The Symphony office is located at 24 E. Winter Street, right next to the Strand Theatre in downtown Delaware. Staff and volunteers will be serving pie from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30, “or until the pie runs out,” added Hyer.


Rescue Crews Call Off Search For Possible Person In River


Shortly after 4:15 p.m rescue crews received a report that a person fell into the river at Mingo Park. Currently rescue crews are searching the area with a dive team on site.  So far no person has been found.

Update 4:50 pm

Footprints have been seen on the ice along with a fresh break in the ice.

There is no report of anyone actually missing at this point. At the place where there is a break, the water is very shallow. Authorities believe a person may have fell in and pulled themselves out.

4:58 pm Update

Rescue Crews call off search