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

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Suspect Who Was Found Alone With Minor In Highbanks Metro Park Indicted.


Photo Delaware County Prosecutors Office.

Scott W. Spencer is in jail today after a Delaware County Grand Jury returned 2-count indictment against the 57-year-old Columbus man for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Charges come as a result of a call to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on August 15, 2014. A Park ranger made the call after finding Spencer alone with a juvenile female.

“The victim in this case met Spencer online,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Parents need to be vigilant in their efforts to find out what their children are doing online and who they may be corresponding with.”

Spencer is charged with 2 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor – both third-degree felonies.

Arraignment is not yet set.

Source Delaware County Prosecutors Office.

Aerial Photo Of 470 South Sandusky Street (Former Rev. LeRoy Jenkins Healing Hill Cathedral)


An aeriel view of the remnants of 470 South Sandusky Street.

This site is the former location of Reverend LeRoy Jenkins and is currently owned by the Yoga Divine Society of New Jersey.

Funds from the Moving Ohio Forward campaign are being used to demolish the site.

Click to read more about the property’s future and history in Toby Boyce’s “LeRoy Jenkin Former Residence To Be Razed

Photo’s courtesy of Mike Cairns of Infinite Impact.

Power Outages Reported On Delaware’s Westside.


AEP Wevsite at 9:10 am.

AEP Ohio website reports over 2,300 customers are without power right now. DelawareO readers have reported outages in Carson Farms and Westfield Hills.

Cause of the power outage is not known at this time.

AEP expects power to be restored by 12 p.m. this afternoon.

Developing – updates will be posted here. Please bookmark this page and refresh.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate To Solve Missing Person Cold Case

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Powell Police Department are currently conducting an investigation of a nine-year-old missing person case
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City of Powell Declares March as “National Crossfit Month”, and other council notes from March 4, 2014

Proclamation | National Crossfit Month in Powell

Several residents are competing in the annual
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Updated: Suspect in Huntington National Bank Robbery Caught


Suspect in Huntington National Bank Robbery Caught

Delaware County, OH – February 18, 2014

Scott D. Thomas, 26, was arrested today on U.S. 23 in Delaware, after fleeing Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies. Thomas had a warrant for his arrest following the Saturday, Feb. 15 robbery of the Huntington National Bank in Lewis Center.

Thomas is believed to have been involved in several other recent robberies in the central Ohio area.

“Thanks to the public’s help and our detectives’ diligence, we were able to locate Thomas a little before noon today in the Delaware Wal-Mart parking lot in a stolen vehicle,” says Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “Unfortunately Thomas and the driver of the vehicle failed to comply with our deputies’ attempts to pull them over, and a brief vehicle chase followed. Both gentleman received what we’ve been told are minor injuries, and fortunately no law enforcement officers or other citizens were injured.”

The other subject has been identified as 25-year-old John M. Thompson, III. Both men are currently being taken into custody at the Delaware County Jail where they will await arraignment on various charges, including robbery, receiving stolen property and failure to comply. In addition, Thompson also has a felony warrant out of Franklin County.

U.S. 23 north and southbound between Cheshire and Peachblow Roads was closed for two hours following this incident.

Updated 02/18/2014 – Delaware County Sheriff Office 4:26 pm



Sheriff Russ Martin via Twitter: “Bank robbery suspects in custody. Arrest made on US23 south of Delaware. Road closed at this time.Traffic diverted to peachblow/Ohio Hlth Bd”

We can only assume he means suspected Huntington Bank robbery suspect Scott Delano Thomas has been arrested. U.S. 23 is closed with traffic being diverted to Peachbowl Road and Ohio Health Blvd.

Updated February 18, 2014 1:42 pm

From the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office:

“Scott D Thomas was arrested today shortly after noon in Delaware on U.S. 23, for his involvement in last Saturday’s robbery of the Lewis Center Huntington National Bank. He and another man fled from Sheriff’s deputies and were taken into custody following a short vehicle pursuit. They will be charged and held in the Delaware County Jail awaiting arraignment.”

Updated February 18, 2014 1:54 pm

Per Delaware Area Career Center: ” DelawareAreaCC: Due to a Sheriff’s Dept investigation, DACC South experienced a lockdown until 1pm. No students were involved. All of our students are safe.”


Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect



The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the Saturday morning (Feb. 15) robbery of the Huntington National Bank at 8671 Owenfield Drive in Lewis Center. At 10:40 a.m. the bank was robbed by a white male, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing 185 lbs. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark grey jeans or possibly sweatpants.

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Vehicle

The bank teller stated that the suspect is clean-shaven and possibly has acne scars on his cheeks. He wore black gloves and presented a note to the teller demanding money with no dye packs. He appeared unarmed. After receiving money, the suspect fled to the Chipotle business next door where he was observed entering the right rear passenger side of a late 1990’s/early 2000’s white, four-door Honda Accord. The direction of travel of the suspect vehicle is unknown.

The teller was not physically harmed.

Please contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800 with any information regarding the robbery, the suspect, or the vehicle. Thank you.

Source – Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

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Suspect Vehicle Side View

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