The Delaware Daily – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Last cold morning of the season…we hope!

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

Local News

City of Delaware: February 10 Meeting Agenda (232 Page download)

OWU: Brian Small ’05 is Named Head Coach of New Men’s Lacrosse Program

Central Ohio News

My Fox 28: Dozens of Columbus Plows Work on Hundreds of Still Snowy Streets

Marion Star: Mennco Grain fire not believed to be suspicious

Ohio News

Bizjournals: Casino revenue down across Ohio

Delawareonline: Ohio woman now legally Sexy

 

National News

Slate.com: Coming Winter Storm Will Basically Make the South Like The Walking Dead

International

Images from Uruguay

Sports/Olympics

ABC News: Speed Skating Twins Pull Off Rare Olympic Feat

Thought for the day

Today is Plum Pudding Day.

Word of the day

Nunya – as in nunya bidness

What Our Writers Wrote

DelawareO Video Show with Hannah Kern at the Main Street Delaware “Chocolate Walk.”

From our archives: Lou Ferrigno is sworn in as Delaware County’s newest Special Deputy

Of Interest To Us

Raw Story: Alien hunter: Signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life will be found within 25 years

Top 10 list!

Huff Post: 10 Men Just As Deserving Of The ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title

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Tune of The Day

Dream On by Aerosmith

Advertiser of the day

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Lou Ferrigno is sworn in as Delaware County’s newest Special Deputy

 “The Deputy Sheriff is the backbone of law enforcement”

Delaware County has a new special deputy, but you might not want to make him angry. Lou Ferrigno, best known as The Hulk from the late 70s TV show The Incredible Hulk, was sworn in as special deputy at 11:30am by Sheriff Russell Martin.

Lou Ferrigno, TV's The Incredible Hulk, being sworn in as Delaware County Special Deputy Sheriff on September 20, 2013.

Lou Ferrigno, TV’s The Incredible Hulk, being sworn in as Delaware County Special Deputy Sheriff on September 20, 2013.

Ferrigno’s main focus as a special deputy will be health and wellness, particularly that of fellow deputies. “It’s important to combine the mind and body as a team. It’s [the body’s] fitness is huge. I talk to deputies about working out and keeping in shape… It’s all about eating properly, training properly and sleeping properly,” he said. Ferrigno speaks frequently around the country on fitness and health, as well as his personal story of hearing loss and determination to get where he is today.

Ferrigno approached the Delaware County Sheriff’s office about joining forces after conversations with his friend, Morrow County Deputy Kim Denty. “We felt it would be the ideal sheriff’s department [to partner with] because of the integrity and the leadership here.” Throughout his remarks, Ferrigno emphasized the need for trust between deputies as well as in the community.

Nearly 10 years ago, he spent 6 months to complete the law enforcement academy and now serves as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer in two Southern California departments where he participates in search and rescue operations, motivational speaking in the academy, as well as other special tasks.

Sheriff Martin said that from his first phone call with Ferrigno, “genuineness and integrity came

Ferrigno and Sheriff Russell Martin share a laugh with reporters.

Ferrigno and Sheriff Russell Martin share a laugh with reporters.

through there. We’re grateful he chose this office to partner with. We’re looking for a long term relationship to hopefully impact some people down the road.” There are a variety of possibilities for how Ferrigno can continue his relationship with the Department. He says he intends to join the deputies whenever he comes back through the area, possibly speaking in local prisons and jails to motivate inmates to change their life in addition to his work with deputies.