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The Delaware Ohio Daily Friday, August 15, 2014

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Staff photo by Spenser Hickey

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

Local News

City of Powell: Public Service Requests 

Delaware Creative Housing: Save the date, October 10th – “An evening with Anthony Billups”

Morrow County Sentinel: Proposal made to improve Delaware Wildlife Area shooting range

Helpline of Delaware & Morrow Counties: What can I do TODAY to prevent suicide?

Central Ohio News

Dublin Farmers Market: Info and hours

Ohio News

Insurance News Net.com:  20 Ohioans Participating in Intensive Agricultural Leadership Program

National News

Bloomberg: First-Time Buyers Shut Out of Expanding U.S. Home Supply

International

Reuters: Japan ‘strongly protests’ Russia maneuvers on disputed isles

Sports

The Lantern: Ohio State athletics self-reports 22 minor NCAA violations in first half of 2014

Thought/Word for the day

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society
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What Our Writers Wrote

Morgan Knight: A Profile on Kyle Harrison “K18″ : Ohio Machine Midfielder

Katie Longtine:  August 17th is Water Night at DGBC

Of Interest To Us

WSJ.com: The 10 Best-Paying Jobs of 2014 

Top 10 list!

Seventeen.com:  10 Ways One Direction Should Celebrate Their 10 Teen Choice Awards

Tune of The Day

Don McLean- American Pie

Today’s Sponsor

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Readers Picks

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, August 14, 2014

Maria (sitting right) and her friend chat as Maria breaks for food.

Maria (sitting right) and her friend chat as Maria breaks for food. (Main Street Chalk it Up. Photo by Katie Longtine)

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

Local News

Preservation Parks: Thursday concert

Council for Older Adults: Commemorative Brick Sale

Columbus Business First: Mojo TaGo food truck operator opening restaurant, carry-out business in Powell

DelawareO (Spenser Hickey): City Council Notes, Elks Building Demolition, Dog Park, Beer Garden Fundraiser [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 

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Photo by Katie Longtine

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

Local News

This Week: Delaware police chief: Armored vehicle will be useful here

Delaware OH Real Estate: Delaware Backstretch Bar Now Serving Lunch

Herald Online: Greif’s EarthMinded Life Cycle Services Adds Kearny Steel Container to Network [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Happy Tuesday!

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

Local News

Delaware Library – Powell: Mr. Puppet stopped by last week

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office: multi-agency training session at the Delaware Area Career Center 

Red Cross: Local volunteer opportunities

City of Delaware: Troy Road resurfacing is beginning [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, July 21, 2014

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The stands at a recent Ohio Machine game. Photo Credit ~ Spencer Hickey

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

Local News

Lima Ohio.com: Clothing give away scheduled for Aug. 2

10TV: Small Delaware County Crime Lab Known For Helping Solve Cases Quickly

OWU: Ohio Wesleyan Magazine Summer 2014  [Read more…]

Invasive species in local parks, and what we’re doing to stop them

Delaware County is a gorgeous place to live, work and play.  We are so blessed to have an organization such as Preservation parks to maintain and take care of the several beautiful parks in the county.  The organization strives to keep these open, scenic areas in their natural state.  An important aspect of this is removing invasive species of plants from the parks.

Invasive species come from outside the ecosystem and take over, overrunning native plants and vastly changing the environment.  Invasive species can be plants or animals, but in the context of local parks we’re concerned mostly about plants.  Volunteers help eradicate invasive species from local parks.

I talked with my neighbors Jack and Leslie Flurry as we walked through Blues Creek, our local park in Ostrander.  As we walked along the trails, they described to me the work they do to remove four main invasive species from the park.  A few of the species seem to thrive in open, sunny areas away from the trail.  As volunteers, they have an off-trail permit, so they can pull out any of the four plant species that they might find regardless of where it is.  However, they told me that the biggest problems tend to be the ones that line the trails.  They work from March until early June, until the weather simply gets too hot to spend extended periods of time outside in the sun.

The first of the four invasive species we came upon was Garlic Mustard, given its name for its garlicky smell.  If you google search it, some recipes for pesto pop up.  While it is quite possible that it would make a tasty pesto, it is a menace in the forest canopies of Blues Creek, as it is ubiquitous.  The Flurrys said they tend to try to remove it early in the spring when it’s flowering and very easy to identify.  But once everything around it has grown up much taller, it becomes near impossible to find it and uproot.  When they pull it out, they cannot just throw it back down on the ground, as doing so seems to give the plant the supernatural power to produce seeds before it bites the dust.    Instead, Garlic Mustard is bagged up and thrown out.

Multifloral rose that we found in Blues Creek

Multi-floral rose that we found in Blues Creek

The next we found was multi-floral rose, which I had actually seen in our backyard, but hadn’t known that it was an invasive species.  The story goes that multi-floral rose was introduced to the environment by hunters as a rabbit habitat, theory being that there would be more rabbits to hunt and kill.  The plant is sort of beautiful, but it has a nasty habit of entangling itself in native plants.  With its barb-like thorns, volunteers are told that they need not bother with it if it is too menacing.  At Blues Creek, the Flurrys chip away at these monsters when they have the time and stamina.

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This one branch with red berries is only a tiny fraction of the entire wall of honeysuckle that lines our backyard.

The next we talked about was honey suckle, which came as a surprise to me, because, again, this is everywhere in my backyard.  This plant bears oodles of red berries, which the birds tend to eat in excess, and then proceed to spread the seeds via their excrement.  The problem only seems to multiple, and the huge bushes don’t only smother the native plants, but also provide birds with less nutrition than native berries, such as blackberries.

Blackberries provide more nutrition for birds than honeysuckle berries.

Blackberries provide more nutrition for birds than honeysuckle berries.

You tend to need to get these out by the root in order to completely get rid of them, and so it is difficult for volunteers to eliminate huge bushes, or many clumps of them, but they try their best.

Autumn olives are the last invasive species, and they tend to like the open areas.  They have silvery undersides on their leaves.  But they are very huge, and so volunteers tend not to worry so much about them, and attack the smaller plants alongside the trails, which are the bigger problems.

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A small autumn olive plant I found in the field next to our yard. These plants are everywhere, it’s insane!

Jack and Leslie are the only volunteers they know of who volunteer at Blues Creek.  If you’re interested in joining them, learn more here.  They’ve also mentioned sometimes scout troups come in and help out.  It would be a great service project!  Check out the Preservation Parks website to learn more!

The Delaware Ohio Daily Friday, July 11, 2014

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We love Delaware Ohio!

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

Local News

Women’s City Club of Delaware:  Whole house fans for women’s charity

City of Delaware: City Council Meeting, July 14, 7:00pm

Main Street Delaware: Fine Art, Food & Wine – save the date: Friday, August 15, 2014 6-9pm [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, July 10, 2014

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We celebrate Thursdays at DelawareO! (photo credit Spenser Hickey)

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

Local News

ABC6: Local Restaurant Owner Using a Crowdfunding Twist to Help Pay for Expansion

City of Powell: Powell Mystery Night Out

Genoa Township Police Dept.: 2nd Police Town Hall on Thursday July 17 from 7-9 PM in the Township Hall

City of Delaware: West Central Street Repairs Continue

Preservation Parks: Park Officer position opening [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Friday, July 4, 2014

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Happy Independence Day!

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

Local News

City of Delaware – July 4th Schedule of Activities

Olentangy – Fourth of July Celebration

Ostrander –  4th of July Celebration

Zacks.com: Greif to Expand Southeastern Packaging Plant

Central Ohio News

10tv.com: I-270 Closed Due To Crash Involving Motorcycle

NBC4i: 2014 Community Fireworks

Cleveland.com: Warren Harding love letters to provide insight on U.S. affairs, possible spying

Ohio News

Dayton Daily News:  Where are the danger zones on local highways this weekend?

Yahoo News: Ohio Brewery Launches ‘Spacewalker’ Beer to Honor State’s Astronauts

National News

Boston Globe.com: Map: The average cost for child care by state

CNN: Who is the worst president since WWII ?

International

CBS News: Overpass in World Cup host city collapses, killing 2, injuring 19

Sports

The Ohio Machine: July 4 game info and celebration

Thought for the day

History.com:  U.S. declares independence

Word of the day

Apple pie

What Our Writers Wrote

Katie Longtine:  Let’s Cook Spring Rolls!

Of Interest To Us

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles

Top 10 list!

Top Tenz: Top 10 Stupidest Marketing Tie-In Products Ever

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Readers Picks

Roadfood.com: G & R Tavern (Thanks to DelawareO fan Sue for the suggestion.)

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Tune of The Day

John Philip Sousa’s March, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

Advertiser of the Day

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Local News

City of Delaware – July 4th Schedule of Activities

Olentangy – Fourth of July Celebration

Ostrander –  4th of July Celebration

This Week News: Third-graders ace state reading test

Lima Ohio.com: Close shaves to fund childhood cancer research

Central Ohio News

10tv: Five Car Accident Closes I-270 On The Northside

ABC6: WALL OF JUSTICE: Sheriffs Searching for Accused Car Thief

City of Dublin: Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Coffman High School Area

Ohio News

Cleveland.com:  Ohio enjoys budget surplus; shale wells a booming business; rise in bike-car crashes: Top 5 at 5

National News

Business Insider: Jamie Dimon Has Throat Cancer (JPM)

Courant.com: Lower Casino Revenues Lead To Moody’s ‘Negative’ Outlook For U.S. Gaming Industry 

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood

 

International

Getty Images: Duchess of Cambridge and the Royal Family  

Sports

The Ohio Machine: July 4 game info and celebration

Fox Sports: Cavs Report: Hayward meeting with team, ‘lucrative’ offer coming? 

Thought for the day

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Word of the day

Patriot

What Our Writers Wrote

Katie Longtine: Let’s Cook Spring Rolls!

Of Interest To Us

RR.com: Bill And Hillary Clinton Earned Over $160 Million After Leaving The White House 

Top 10 list!

Listverse: 10 Hero Dogs Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

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Readers Picks

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Tune of The Day

The Eagles Take It Easy Central Park 1972

Advertiser of the Day

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