A message from Archie Griffin

The Buckeye Legend Moves In To A “New Season” In Life.


The Buckeye great Archie Griffin is stepping down from the Ohio State University Alumni Association. Hear why in his own words on this Youtube video.


DelCo Profit Builders Invites Community to Visitor’s Day


DelCo Profit Builders, a chapter of the international networking organization BNI, will hold a visitors’ day on Tuesday, April 28, at 8 a.m. the Council for Older Adults in Delaware, Ohio. [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


Semi Accident Snarls Traffic at U.S. 23 & U.S. 42.

U.S. 23 Backedup Due To Semi Accident


Two semi’s collided this morning on U.S. 23 North at U.S. 42 spilling hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel in Delaware, Ohio. Tow trucks are on scene to remove the semi’s.


Viable routes is S Sandusky to U.S. 23 South, Stratford Road to U.S. 23, or Braumilller Road to Cheshire Road to U.S. 23.

Any way you go, expect delays.


Delaware County Schools on Delay, Friday January 9, 2015

Updated Friday January 9, 2015 6:34 am.


Schools on 1 Hour Delay

Delaware Area Career Center
Delaware Christian School

Schools on 2 hour delay

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware City Schools
Olentangy Schools


Delaware County Ohio School Closings and Delays Thursday January 8, 2015.


Complete listing of Delaware County Ohio School Vlosings

Updated Wednesday January 7, 2015 9:48 pm.

Closed Schools

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware Christian School
Delaware City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Olentangy Schools
Village Academy
Westerville City Schools


300 Volunteers Needed To Tap Maple Trees For Largest Maple Syurp Festival In Ohio

Volunteers needed to tap Maple Trees!


Each year, in the stillness of winter, maple trees stand at the ready… waiting… preparing for that day when they give the very sap needed for true maple syrup.  And this year, the time has come once again.

Who: EVERYONE! It does not matter if you Scout or not! Bring your family, friends, Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship, Girl Scout Troop, 4H Club, Church, and / or Service Club!
What: Maple Tree Sap Tap
When: January 31st, at 9am
Where: Camp Lazaurs, U.S. 23 Delaware, Ohio.

Saturday January 31, 2015 10 am Camp Lazarus begins the Annual Tapping of the Trees. With only volunteer help, nearly 1,000 spiles, buckets, and lids need hung throughout the 300 acre camp. Everyone is welcome to come learn and help tap the trees. Hot coffee and chocolate is always available.

Registration can be done on the Maple Syurp Sap Tap Facebook event page by clicking

If you unable to register on Facebook, or have any questions, please feel free to call the Camp Ranger at (740) 548-5502.



Flipped Switches and Some Reflection

It’s been a good half a year since I’ve been in high school, and it’s odd, but I’m almost an entirely different person.  It’s not like I’m too different personality-wise—nothing much has changed there.  It’s my habits.  And probably not in the way you think.   There’s this general assumption that freshmen in college go crazy, but I seem to have done just the opposite.

This is a small thing, but I started cleaning my room.  Almost obsessively.  It began in the middle of the summer.  I couldn’t bear the thought of all the junk from fifth grade stuffed under my bed, so I cleaned it out.  A few days later, I was tired of my closet looking like a warzone, so I cleaned that too.  You can walk in it now.  You can see floor.  It’s been months since I’ve cleaned it, and you can still see floor.  In fact, I cleaned my room this morning.  I’ve become so good at keeping it clean that cleaning it only takes a few minutes.

It seems like it’s something that anyone can and should do, but it still strikes me as weird.  Up until a few months ago, I was content to let my laundry pile up on my floor until my entire wardrobe was no longer in the closet.  I was perfectly fine leaving papers and things helter-skelter across the floor, and if you wanted to find something: good luck.  There were shoes that I lost for weeks at a time simply because I couldn’t sift through the mess to find them.

But here I am out of high school, and it’s like some switch flipped in my brain.  Like all of a sudden, I need to keep my room clean, and I don’t want to be in it if it isn’t.

And cleaning isn’t even the half of it.  Suddenly I find myself bothered that ninety percent of the shirts I own are camp shirts and show shirts, which aren’t necessarily very flattering.  This is mostly my fault.  I absolutely detest shopping for clothes for a multitude of reasons.  I have my taste, and it doesn’t really tend to change with the trends, so finding things I like is frustrating.  Additionally, finding things that fit (and fit well, for that matter) is nigh impossible.  And lastly, trying things on is too difficult.  Let’s be real: I’m lazy.  Shopping usually leaves me emotionally drained and wanting to sleep for five hundred years.

Yet I stand in my newly cleaned closet looking at my small collection of clothing that are not camp shirts, and I find myself wishing I had money to shop.  I have to be careful not to wear the same thing twice in the same week, and I have to get creative with my layering.  It seems that college has made me take a little more pride in my appearance, at least on the days when I wake up late enough to have the motivation to look cute.  Early mornings I’m too tired to care, and I tend to make questionable decisions.  Like wearing green and black argyle socks.  At six thirty it sounds like a great idea, but by four in the afternoon I wonder if I got dressed in the dark.

I don’t know what to attribute all these changes to.  It seems to me that as soon as I got out of high school, something inside me clicked, a circuit lit up, and suddenly I’m making better decisions.  I don’t know if it’s just something about high school, or maybe it’s something about college.  Either way, I’m okay with it.  It’s been a pretty wild ride, in its own right, and I’m excited to see what happens next.