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DelCo Profit Builders Invites Community to Visitor’s Day

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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…]

Ghost Towns in Delaware County

The Forgotten Places of Delaware, Ohio…

 

Have you seen this Ghost Town?

Have you seen this Ghost Town?

According to author and researcher Rick Helwig, there are approximately 8,000 to 9,000 ghost towns in Ohio.  Helwig, the director of the Center for Ghost Town Research in Ohio, spoke to a large crowd during a program put on by the Delaware County Historical Society at the First Presbyterian Church.

Helwig runs the center from his home [Read more…]

Multiple Fire Departments Respond To Fire In Downtown Delaware.

 
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Fire at Amatos shuts down parts of Downtown Delaware.

This morning, firefighters from the Delaware city, Orange Township-Lewis Center and Tri-Township fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of Amato’s pizzeria.

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Quadcopters checks the roof for fire hot spots. Photo by Spenser Hickey

Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said that the fire appeared to have spread from Amato’s smokestack into the restaurant and they were checking inside.

Firefighters who entered the building did so in full protective gear, with oxygen tanks and breathing masks. At one point firefighters had assistance from a quadrotor drone that was used to provide a view of the top of the building.

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Numerous Delaware police officers were also on scene, helping direct traffic and perform other tasks.

There were four fire engines – two from Delaware Fire Department (DFD) and one each from the other departments, as well as two DFD ambulances, four police cars and several other DFD vehicles.

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Main Street Delaware’s First Friday Petwalk In Pictures.

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Downtown Delaware, Ohio went to the Dog’s last Friday Night for Main Street Delaware’s Petwalk. The City of Delaware was out with their BIG TRUCKS and cool equipment, and let the kids climb all over. Dog’s EVERYWHERE having a good time sniffing, eating, drinking, and…. well doing what dogs do out doors.

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Talking with the Director of Main Street Delaware, Frances Jo Hamilton, they will be closing off parts of Sandusky Street for this event in the future, which seems to work well!

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Delaware City Council Discusses Meters, Development and State Legislation In Heated Chambers

Delaware City Council Chambers Gets Hot!

This week’s City Council meeting was marked by a contentious, thirty minute discussion between Second Ward Councilwoman Lisa Keller and Public Utilities Director Brad Stanton and Dan Whited, Director of Delaware’s Public Service Group, over automated meter readers the city may purchase.

Brad Stanton, left, and Dan Whited answer Councilwoman Lisa Keller's questions.

Brad Stanton, left, and Dan Whited answer Councilwoman Lisa Keller’s questions.

City officials had vetted meter readers from Datamatic for a year, and the purchase of additional automated meter readers from a currently undetermined company would cost the city $1.5 million.

Keller found that Datamatic is now bankrupt, due in part to numerous lawsuits over hardware malfunctions and failed readers, and she questioned why this was never brought up by the vetting committee. According to the Public Utilities Director in Highland Village, Texas, at least 72 cities had sued Datamatic; Highland Village spent almost $2 million on their original meter readers and the cost to have another company fix them.

Councilwoman Lisa Keller raises questions over the reliability of automated meter readers for water bills.

Councilwoman Lisa Keller raises questions over the reliability of automated meter readers for water bills.

Brad Stanton said that he and his staff are still very confident in the technology as a whole, and that there are other companies and many other cities whose Datamatic systems did work. Keller pointed out problems with another manufacturer and remained dissatisfied.

With the air conditioning out during the nearly two hour meeting, city council worked to speed through many of the other matters at hand.

Representative Andrew Brenner speaks to the Council.

Representative Andrew Brenner speaks to the Council.

They heard a legislative update from state District 67 Representative Andrew Brenner, who described efforts he’s supporting in the state legislature, though he doesn’t expect a lot of activity before the midterms.

Specific issues he mentioned including setting a minimum amount that would have to be spent on individual schools; allowing high school students to have dual enrollment in colleges, and creating a hotel tax that could provide much needed funding for the Delaware County Fair.

They also approved development plans for Terra Alta Section 1, Part 2, east of Pollock Road, west of Berlin Station Road and north of Braumiller Road. A resolution to repeal a currently unenforced ordinance banning firearms in public parks was held over to a third reading.

Depending on the weather and status of the council chamber’s air conditioning, the next meeting may be held at an offsite location.

 

Delaware General Health District To Conduct Mosquito Fogging

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District will be fogging within the city of Delaware in the area west of U.S. 23 near the Carson Farms subdivision after a resident this week was hospitalized with symptoms of LaCrosse Encephalitis caused by a mosquito bite.

The Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will be fogging on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 weather permitting. As a preventative measure, additional fogging throughout the city will occur Monday through Wednesday next week. Fogging will start around 9 p.m. from marked Health District pickup trucks. Residents should bring children and pets indoors while fogging is being conducted.

Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and the Health District’s Facebook page.

LaCrosse Encephalitis is only transmitted by mosquitoes. Humans cannot transmit it to other humans. All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect. Avoid going outdoors in the morning and the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellant that contains DEET or Picaridin.

Source – Press Release

Delaware Daily, Wednesday September 3, 2014

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

Local News

Columbus Dispatch: Delaware County economic officer fired without explanation

CSX Crossing Work to Close William Street

Washington Monthly Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Best

Helpline Delaware & Morrow Counties is Looking For Volunteer Advocates.http://delawareo.com/2014/09/02/helpline-delaware-is-looking-for-volunteer-advocates/

Give Peace A Dance! September 20, 2014

Arden Palmquist “If I Stay” Movie Review

Main Street Invites Delaware To “Get To Know Them”

Find the best prices for gas in Delaware, click the DelawareO Gas Price Page.

Columbus Dispatch:IGS Energy buys Powell-based Border Energy

Central Ohio News

Marion Star:Bucyrus Deaths Has Residents On High Alert.

 Marion Star: Man accused of stealing $65k through roofing business

Ohio News

WEWS: Cleveland police announce date for gun buyback when you can a get gift card to local stores

WCPO: GOP lawmakers in Ohio seek vote on photo ID bill

WDTN: State investigators Recreate Shooting at Beavercreek Walmart

Vindicator: Quakertown Trolley offering tours

National News

WKRC: HomeDepot confirms data breach

NY Times: CVS Stores Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

Associated Press: Thousands of laid-off Atlantic City casino workers expected at mass unemployment filing:

International News

Wall Street Journal: White House says intelligence community determines video showing Steven Sotloff killing is authentic.

Sports

 FanSided.com: Troy Polamalu explains why Johnny Manziel is not Tim Tebow

Thought/Word for the day

It is a short day, please refrain from camel jokes.

Of Interest To Us

TelegraphWeird: Watch: lightning bolt strikes a bridge in Croatia

How Stuff Works: Learn How PlayDoh Works. (And what does wallpaper have to do with it?)

Obituaries

Events

Tune of The Day

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Tuesday’s Gone”

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CSX Crossing Work to Close William Street

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DELAWARE – Relief from the bumpy West William Street railroad crossing is near: CSX is making repairs to the crossing Sept. 8-11. This means West William (U.S. 36) will be closed to through-traffic during that time. Detours will be in-place until the work is complete. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time and take alternate routes if possible.

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Main Street Invites Delaware To “Get To Know Them”

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Main Street Delaware Encourages Public to ‘Meet’ the Organization in Casual Setting

DELAWARE, Ohio – Many local residents know Main Street Delaware as the group behind the monthly downtown First Friday events, but now the community is invited to learn all that happens behind the scenes of the nonprofit organization.

“Main Street, Beer, Pizza! Get to Know Us” provides an opportunity to see the many ways people can get involved and directly support their downtown.

“If you’ve always wanted to be more involved in supporting Delaware’s vital and vibrant downtown, this is your chance to learn more and find a fit that’s right for you,” said Frances Jo Hamilton, executive director of Main Street Delaware.

Main Street Delaware is a volunteer organization powered by working committees, including Organization, Promotions, Design, and Business Enhancement. Representatives from each committee will be present to explain their function and how their volunteers are utilized, as well as their major projects over the course of the year.

“Main Street, Beer, Pizza!” meetings take place quarterly. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St. Refreshments will be provided, and the introduction will last an hour. The last session of 2014 will occur Tuesday, Dec. 9, also at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Delaware office.

Source Press Release.

Washington Monthly Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Best

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University Included Among Top 50 in Nation for ‘Contribution to the Public Good’

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States for its “contribution to the public good,” according to Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings. OWU is one of only two Ohio schools listed among the top 50 liberal arts colleges.

According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan’s No. 49 ranking is based on outcomes in three categories:
• Social Mobility – recruiting and graduating low-income students.
• Research – producing cutting-edge scholarship and students who go on to earn doctoral degrees.
• Service – encouraging students to give something back to their country.

“We all benefit when colleges produce groundbreaking research that drives economic growth, when they put students from lower-income families on the path to a better life, and when they shape the character of future leaders,” Washington Monthly’s editors stated in announcing the new rankings.

Featured in the magazine’s September/October edition, the rankings include 246 schools in the liberal arts category. Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin College are the only Ohio-based schools listed in the top 50.

In addition to being recognized by Washington Monthly for its contribution to the public good, Ohio Wesleyan also is one of only 40 U.S. higher education institutions featured in every edition of the highly regarded guidebook “Colleges That Change Lives.”

According to the 2013-2014 edition of the guidebook: “The character development that accompanies intellectual growth is exceptional. Few places pay so much attention to the whole person. Egos are small here, and hearts are big.”

Read more about Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings at www.washingtonmonthly.com and more about “Colleges That Change Lives” at http://choose.owu.edu/CTCL. Learn more about applying to Ohio Wesleyan at http://choose.owu.edu.