Pulitzer-winner talks politics at Ohio Wesleyan

OWU Journalism Department Chair Paul Kostyu, with Schultz.

OWU Journalism Department Chair Paul Kostyu, with Schultz.

With the midterm elections just days away, Ohio Wesleyan University hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz for a discussion on current issues and the election with students and local residents.

She was introduced by OWU’s journalism department chair Paul Kostyu, who described Schultz as someone who is “infinitely attached to the political landscape (in Ohio) and knows it well.”

In Schultz’s 2005 award citation, the Pulitzer Prize Board calls her work “pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged.” She writes a nationally syndicated column, previously wrote a column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and is married to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Schultz discussed her views on several partisan issues while taking questions from the audience, which included a large number of female students and residents. The importance of women’s involvement in politics and the press was something she stressed repeatedly.

“I am a feminist, I don’t see how I could not be,” she said, crediting the women’s movement with allowing her to work as a national columnist. “…I get to write about politics and get to be one of the only women often on the op-ed page because of the feminist movement. I am a feminist out of gratitude, if nothing else.”


She said that both the Democratic and Republican parties need to cultivate more young people, including women, as active members so they could remain competitive.

“You need multiple parties, you need multiple voices and multiple viewpoints to reach consensus on things and also to gain the public trust,” Schultz said.

“…When you’re talking about politics, you’re supposed to represent all of us in all our varied views and (officials) are supposed to represent the best in all of us.”

She also discussed likely candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, including Ohio’s Governor John Kasich. She also thinks he may be challenged by Republicans including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

On the Democratic side, she expects former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run but named New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland, and potentially Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders as candidates who may run if Clinton does not.

“You’ve got two open fields, this is going to be quite a season,” Schultz said.

She said definitively that Sherrod Brown would not be running for the Democratic nomination, and described how challenging the position of President must be.

“There’s a reason they go gray so quickly, we have no idea,” she said. “Every day, they are told about threats to Americans around the globe. That’s how they start their day.”

Schultz takes questions from the audience.

Schultz takes questions from the audience.

Local resident Marianne Gabel said Schultz’s program was the kind of discussion politicians should have with voters but often don’t.

“I thought she nailed the issues pretty well,” Gabel said, adding that the program went well.

“You’ve got a real breadth of the community out here, all ages, students,” she said. For Gabel, a lawyer, the message about women in politics was particularly important.

“I think women in politics can have more of that compassion, more of that understanding of life experiences of people who aren’t at the top and empowered.”

Ohio Wesleyan student Lauren Rump, a Cleveland native, has followed Schultz’s writing since it appeared in the Plain Dealer and was very excited to see her in person.

“I really like that she was saying that there needs to be women on both sides involved in politics, like Democrat women and Republican women, and independent women and Green Party women,” Rump said. “We’re only more informed if women are involved on all sides and everyone’s opinion is valued.”

Schultz meets with members of the OWU Advancement Office, including Pablo Villa (far right), a former member of Sherrod Brown's campaign.

Schultz meets with members of the OWU Advancement Office, including Pablo Villa (far right), a former member of Sherrod Brown’s campaign.

Endangered Rhino Calf Born At The Wilds


Credit Jeff Hammer.

A Happy, Healthy, Bouncing Baby Rhino

The Wilds welcomed a greater one-horned Asian rhinoceros, also known as an Indian rhino, on Sat., Aug. 30. The calf was born out in pasture with the rest of the herd and is the sixth one-horned rhino born at the Wilds.

“We had been watching the mother very closely over the past week. Her udder development and behavior told us the birth was imminent, however there are several good hiding places across 100 acres,” said Dan Beetem, Director of Animal Management. “The calf is doing well and already enjoys swimming in the lake with mom.”

The greater one-horned rhino calf, whose sex has yet to be determined, marks the continued success of the greater one-horned rhino breeding program at the conservation center located in southeast Ohio.


Credit Jeff Hammer.

The calf is the third for 15-year-old dam, Sanya, and the third for 11-year-old sire, Rustum, who came to the Wilds in 2007 as part of a group imported by the Zoological Society of San Diego to bring new genetics into the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) program.

Born after a gestation of nearly 16 months, one-horned rhinos can grow to be 4,800 pounds and six feet tall at the shoulder. Their range is the plains or woodlands of northern India, Bhutan and Nepal.

There are now six greater one-horned rhinos and 13 southern white rhinos at the Wilds. The calf is currently with the herd and will someday play a vital role in the Species Survival Plan (SSP).

According to the International Rhino Foundation, an organization that receives support from the Wilds, the greater one-horned rhinoceros is a success story in conservation. In 1990, their population had dwindled to 200, but in 2005 their numbers increased to 3,200 in the wild, and 150 in human care. However, poaching and encroachment are still concerns for wild populations.

Source Press Release

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

Peter Buam of the Ohio Machine Named to All-MLL Team

Attacker Peter Baum charges off the sideline before scoring the final Machine goal to clinch the win. - Photo Spenser Hickey DelawareO.com

Attacker Peter Baum charges off the sideline before scoring the final Machine goal to clinch the win. – Photo Spenser Hickey DelawareO.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 22, 2014) – Major League Lacrosse announced today that Ohio Machine midfielder Peter Baum was named to the 2014 All-MLL Team. Baum earned the honor after his first season in MLL and leading all midfielders in goals with 35. Baum is one of three midfielders named to the roster of 12 on the All-MLL Team.
“I’ve never played on an offense with a talent level that even approaches that of our team,” Baum said. “That luxury allowed me to just focus on the things I do well. Going back to the midfield after playing my final three years of college at attack was a nice adjustment, and my teammates really helped me with the transition.”

Baum anchored the Machine offense all season and was the only player to play in all 15 games for the Machine. He finished the regular season tied for seventh in the league, and first on the Machine, with 50 points. His 35 goals were second on the Machine to Marcus Holman who led the league with 37 goals. Baum led the Machine in goals in six games, including the team’s first-ever playoff game, and led the team in points five times. Seven times in 2014, Baum scored three or more goals in a game.

“I am so thankful to have been able to come into the league with the support of such a fantastic team and organization,” Baum said. “The Ohio Machine and the Ohio lacrosse community in general have made this a very special summer for me, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I can’t wait to be back next season with our incredible coaches and fans, fighting to make it back to the playoffs and win a MLL championship.”

During the regular season, Baum was the only player in the league to score at least one goal in every regular season game in 2014. Baum is the second Machine player to earn a spot on the All-MLL Team, joining former Machine defenseman Kyle Hartzell who was named to the All-MLL Team following the 2012 season.

Season tickets for the Machine’s 2015 season are now on sale and range from General Admission at $92 to a Field Level Box at $2,400 and include seven regular season home games plus a 2015 MLL playoff game. Information on 2015 season tickets can be found at http://www.theohiomachine.com/2015seasontickets or by calling 614-754-1973.

Source Ohio Machine


2014 All-MLL Team

Player Team Position
John Galloway Rochester Goalie
Tucker Durkin Florida Defense
Michael Manley Rochester Defense
Joel White Rochester Defense
Lee Zink Denver Defense
Greg Gurenlian New York Faceoff Specialist
Peter Baum Ohio Midfield
Paul Rabil Boston Midfield
Jeremy Sieverts Denver Midfield
Casey Powell Florida Attack
John Grant Jr. Denver Attack
Rob Pannell New York Attack

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.

Driver Charged With 2 Counts of Vehicular Homicide Regarding Fatal Accident on U.S. 23

The Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 11:30 A.M. on August 20, 2014 on US 23 at SR 229 in Delaware County.

Sanjay Dhall, age 51, of Canton, Michigan, was driving a 2007 Kia Rondo southbound on US 23 followed by Curtis Dixon, age 69, of Howell, Michigan, who was driving a 2014 Ford Escape. Both vehicles had stopped at a red light at the intersection with SR 229/Norton Road. Randall G. Lee, age 58, of Christiana, Tennessee, was driving a 2010 International semi tractor/trailer southbound on US 23 when he failed to stop for the traffic ahead and struck Mr. Dixon’s vehicle in a rear end collision. Mr. Dixon’s vehicle was then forced into Mr. Dhall’s vehicle. Both Mr. Dixon’s vehicle and Mr. Dhall’s vehicle were forced to the left and into the median and Mr. Dhall’s vehicle overturned onto its top. Mr. Lee’s vehicle then went through the intersection and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Lewis Fisher, age 55, of Marengo, Ohio, that was eastbound on Norton Road entering the intersection at a green light. Mr. Lee’s vehicle and Mr. Fisher’s vehicle then went off the southwest corner of the intersection and came to rest.

Mr. Dixon and his passenger, Patricia Dixon, age 71, of Howell, Michigan, were pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Dhall was transported by Delaware County Medic 5 to OSU Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Mr. Fisher was transported by Delaware County Medic 4 to Grant Hospital. Mr. Fisher’s passenger, Sandra Whitley, age 70, of Ashley, Ohio, was transported by Med Flight to Grant Hospital. Mr. Lee and his passenger, Bobby Macera, age 48, of Port Charlotte, Florida, were treated and released at the scene by Delaware County Medic 1.

Mr. Lee was taken into custody and was incarcerated at the Delaware County Jail and charged with failure to stop within an assured clear distance ahead and two counts of vehicular homicide. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.

Both Mr. and Mrs Dixon were wearing their seatbelts.

Next of kin has been notified and the crash remains under investigation.

Source Ohio State Highway Patrol

Ohio Machine Announces 2014 Roster, Names Captains

Bice, Harrison, Phipps and Stanwick Named Captains

The Ohio Machine (Machine), Ohio’s professional lacrosse team in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), announced today its 2014 regular season roster ahead of the team’s first game against Charlotte on Saturday, April 26.

The 2014 roster consists of three goalies, nine defenders, 16 midfielders and five attackmen. Additionally, defenseman Greg Bice, midfielder Kyle Harrison, attackman Steele Stanwick and goalie Brian Phipps were named team captains for 2014.

“Our captains for 2014 are a good mix of veterans and young guys that all share the same vision of where this team needs to be,” Head Coach Bear Davis said. “Bice and Harrison have seen success and failures at the highest levels so our young guys will learn a lot from them. It is also great to have leaders like Steele and Phipps. They have both led teams as players and are now leading teams as coaches at the collegiate level.”

“It’s an honor to be named a captain of this team,” Phipps said. “We have a great group of talented guys that are ready to form a new identity in the league. Our team has developed a great relationship off the field and is excited to get the season started this week.”

“I’m really humbled and honored to be named a captain on a team full of amazing leaders,” Stanwick said. “I know everyone is looking forward to the season with this great group of guys.”

The Machine welcomes back 23 players from the 2013 roster including leading scorer Logan Schuss and standout rookie Marcus Holman. Additionally, the 2014 roster includes seven former Buckeye lacrosse players with defensemen Greg Bice and Matt Cafarelli, midfielders Dominique Alexander and Kevin Mack, attackman Logan Schuss, face-off specialist Eric O’Brien and goalkeeper Stefan Schroder.

“I am honored to be a named captain of the 2014 Machine team,” Bice said. “We have a great group of guys and I expect big things out of this team.”

The Machine added nine new players to its roster, including former Tewaaraton Award winners Peter Baum and Kyle Harrison. Baum was drafted first overall by the Machine in 2013 and participated on the LXMPRO Tour last season. Harrison, who was named to Team USA for the 2014 World Championships, also played on the LXMPRO Tour. The Machine also added former MLL All-Stars in Matt Dolente, Brian Farrell and Bill McGlone.

“I am humbled that my teammates have given me the honor of serving as one the captains for the Machine in 2014,” Harrison said. “Our team came together really well over training camp and we are looking forward to taking this team to the next level on the field this season.”

The Machine opens up its season on Saturday, April 26 when the team visits the Charlotte Hounds. The Machine’s home opener is on Saturday, May 17, against the New York Lizards. The “OSU Sports Medicine Night” Home Opener will include an OSU seat cushion and 2014 poster giveaway, as well as a post-game fireworks show. Tickets start at $12 for General Admission and $18 for Sideline Reserved.

Full season, half season, flex plan and single game tickets for the Machine’s 2014 season are now on sale. Season tickets to the Machine’s 2014 season range from General Admission at $92 to a Field Level Box at $2,400 and include seven regular season home games plus a 2014 MLL playoff game. Information on 2014 Machine tickets can be found at www.theohiomachine.com/tickets.



23 Dominique Alexander M 6-2 215 Ohio State 1
 15 Peter Baum M 6-1 185 Colgate 0
 3 Jake Bernhardt M 6-0 190 Maryland 1
 44 Greg Bice D 6-3 215 Ohio State 10
 32 Chase Carraro M 5-8 170 Denver 1
 21 Jim Connolly A 5-11 175 Massachusetts 3
 40 Kevin Cooper M 6-4 190 Maryland 1
 36 Bobby Dattilo M 5-7 175 Hobart 2
 19 Matt Dolente M 5-7 165 Johns Hopkins 3
 24 Greg Downing M 6-1 195 Fairfield 7
 37 Brian Farrell D 6-5 240 Maryland 3
 18 Kyle Harrison M 6-0 194 Johns Hopkins 6
 1 Marcus Holman A 5-11 185 North Carolina 1
 25 Jordan Houtby M 6-3 180 Detroit-Mercy 0
 35 Erik Krum A 5-10 190 Salisbury 0 7
7 Chris Lightner D 6-2 205 Johns Hopkins 1
 88 Connor Martin M 6-1 180 Chapman 4
 46 Kiel Matisz M 6-5 215 Robert Morris 2
 33 Bill McGlone M 6-2 210 Maryland 8
 10 Eric O’Brien M 6-3 220 Ohio State 3
 30 Brian Phipps G 5-9 185 Maryland 3
 42 Scott Rodgers G 6-4 250 Notre Dame 4
 8 Max Schmidt D 6-4 230 Maryland 2
 9 Stefan Schroder G 6-1 180 Ohio State 3
 20 Logan Schuss A 6-0 210 Ohio State 1
 6 Steele Stanwick A 5-10 190 Virginia 2
 55 Chad Wiedmaier D 6-1 200 Princeton 2
 91 Dana Wilber D 6-0 190 Drexel 2
41 Matt Cafarelli D 6-5 220 Ohio State 2
 27 James Delaney A 5-8 175 Seton Hill 0
4 Kevin Mack M 5-10 175 Ohio State 1
 48 Matt Silvia D 6-1 195 Bellarmine 2
 28 Marshall Burkhart M 6-1 200 Johns Hopkins 2
 7 Ryan Nizolek D 6-2 217 Virginia 3
Source: Machine Press Release.

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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“An Open Letter to The Cleveland Browns from 10 Year Olds” (Video)


These young 10 year old self proclaimed Cleveland Browns “problem solvers” make several compelling arguments for bringing former OSU football coach, Jim Tressel, to the NFL.

In the video the pint sized football fanatics state the Browns are “bad” and that Coach Tressel does one thing: “he wins games.”

Browns (or Tressel) fan or not, do you think he could be the answer to turning the Cleveland Browns around?

Watch the video and let us now your thoughts about bringing Tressel on in the comment section below.

Editor’s note: here are the Browns won loss record since 2008 (and I am a life-long Browns fan – SJE)

2008  4 – 12

2009  5 – 11

2010   5 – 11

2011   4 – 12

2012   5 – 11

2013   4 – 12



The Delaware Daily – Sunday, November 10, 2013

The perfect morning - DelawareO and a cup of coffee

The perfect morning – DelawareO and a cup of coffee

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

Council for Older Adults – Grand Opening of Two New Senior Dining Centers

FEMA – Replacing Your Important Papers (Everyone should bookmark this page)

Central Ohio News

Columbus Business First – Minority-owned investment bank Blaylock Robert Van opens Columbus office

Ohio News

ABC News: “WWII Doolittle Raiders Make Final Toast in Ohio”-True American Heros, Thank you! ~ROC

 Newsnet5.com – Akron business, homes evacuated Saturday in chemical spill, 1 firefighter overcome by fumes 

WCMH NBC4i: “U.S. Marshals Announce Top 4 Most-Wanted Fugitives



Thought for the day

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Word of the day

Rorschach test (m-w.com) – noun:  a personality and intelligence test in which someone looks at ink blots of different shapes and then describes what the shapes look like. Used in a sentence: Not even going to try to! – SJE

What Our Writees Wrote

Kelsey Sommers: “Its Fun To Play At Our YMCA

Roy Mayberry: “Movie Review: Carrie (2013)”

Of Interest To Us  

Texas Monthly: “Yes, This Is A Corn Maze Shaped Like Willie Nelson”-My Grandpa made me into a Willie fan. I think this is neat. ~ROC

The Telegraph: “Olympic torch goes on a spacewalk”

Top 10 list!

Toastmasters International: 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes

Our readers love top 10 lists. Share your list with us so we can share with others! info@delawareo.com.

Readers Picks Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@DelawareO.com with a link, why it interest you, and how you would like to see your name credited for finding the link. We may publish it under our “Readers Picks.”

Tune of The Day

Ted Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra – “In the Mood” One of the most recognizable pieces of all time. -SJE

Advertiser of the day 

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