The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, August 10, 2014


Another moment from “Picnic with the cops” (Staff photo)

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

Local News

Council for Older Adults: Grandparents Day 2014 – GO WILD

Powell Mystery Night Out 

Central Ohio News  Job Seekers Uncover Scams On State Job Search Website

Ohio News

Lima Pastor caught in prostitution sting pleads not guilty

National News  Has Google lost control of its anti-spam algorithm?


The Guardian: Timelapse video offers unique insight into North Korea’s capital city


The Power Rank:  Bowl Subdivision Rankings

Thought/Word for the day

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Big data

What Our Writers Wrote

Hannah Kern: OWU Officer First to Author Delaware’s Ghostly Encounters  

Of Interest To Us  Celebrity Weddings & Engagements

Top 10 list!

Huffington Post:  The 65 Business Words To Strike From Your Vocabulary Right Now 

Tune of The Day

Pinball Prison Blues (Bill Dutcher at The Strand)

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another bass on the soft plastic jerk bait.

Anyone else wish they had more time to fish? (Photo by Jason Campbell)

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

Local News

City of Powell: E-Newsletter Local item up for sale

Delaware County Prosecutor’s office: Multiple Break-ins result in a multi-count indictment for two

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Powell schedules open house to gather input on new park


The City of Powell is hosting a public open house to gather feedback on the proposed design of the City’s newest park from 7:30-8:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 24 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall St.

The Park at Seldom Seen is a 23-acre park site along the north side of Seldom Seen Road west of the railroad tracks. This park is proposed to feature an active community sports space with athletic fields and other related amenities.

“We invite the community to participate in the future of this park,” said Jeff Snyder, director of parks and recreation and public service. “This will be the City’s eighth park and we hope to provide a few features and experiences that are not currently offered in our other parks. The top three priorities in this park are athletic fields, walking paths and playgrounds.”

The Park at Seldom Seen is one of the key components in the City’s 10-year capital improvement projects plan. Powell voters passed a 1.8-mill bond levy to fund a portion of the capital improvements needed in the City for the next 10 years during the Nov. 2012 election. The bond levy took effect on Jan. 1, 2014 after an existing 1.8-mill park levy expired.

“Feedback from the community is vital to the vision and success of the Park at Seldom Seen,” said Snyder. “Our goal is to keep the community engaged and informed throughout the entire park development process.”

The final park master plan is anticipated to be reviewed and adopted by Powell City Council later this year. Once the master plan is adopted, the City will proceed with the preliminary engineering for the park. The preliminary engineering will determine the cost estimate to construct the park as well as a phased construction schedule.

Source – Powell Press Release.



Getting to the Root of it in Powell

Loaded Chips at Local Root

Loaded Chips at Local Roots

The Root Of The Matter

Okay, let’s be honest with each other for a moment. As much as we love our home county, sometimes we venture south to Columbus for a night of fun. Maybe you’re going to see the Blue Jackets play at Nationwide Arena, or perhaps you’re about to catch a show at the Palace Theatre. In either case, there’s plenty of time to begin your night out right here in Delaware County.

Local Roots is a fantastic dinner option to begin or cap off your night out. The name, Local Roots, is a play on their concept. The menu is made up of locally sourced produce and meats. According to their website they serve Ohio pork, Amish chicken, Ohio Bison, and produce from their family farm “not far from downtown Powell.” A well-stocked bar is bolstered by a list of beers from around Ohio with 24 beers on tap.

What is it about “Local Roots?”

As great as this sounded to me when I looked them up for the first time, it was the Loaded Chips that called my name. My very first bite confirmed that I was about to have a great night of food ahead of me. “Loaded Chips” start with house made chips smothered by a creamy blend of alfredo, gorgonzola cheese, and bacon. My fiancé Sarah and I absolutely loved this appetizer just about as much as we loved the environment at Local Roots. We came on a Wednesday and were pleasantly surprised to see a lively room.

The bar was packed and many of the seats and booths were filled. The room size was larger than it looked from outside, helped by a generous vault in the ceiling. What impressed me the most about Local Roots was the staff we encountered that night. Each person acknowledged us with a gentle nod and a smile, and one man was even singing a Frank Sinatra tune to himself. It made us feel welcome and ready to have a great meal.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup (Also known as “Perfection”)

Loaded Baked Potato Soup (Also known as “Perfection”)

Let the meal begin

I began with a cup of Loaded Baked Potato Soup, and when I was done with it I immediately realized I made an error in only ordering a cup. It was simply perfect. They nailed the flavor of a full bite of a real loaded baked potato. It was creamy and cheesy, starchy and salty, warm and adorned with just enough bacon to balance it all together. Local Roots has an incredibly balanced mix of entrees. Sarah ordered the Bolognese served over Fresh Ohio Pasta, where I gladly ordered the Arroz con Pollo (Spice Rubbed ½ Chicken and Rice).

Local Roots four


Local Roots five

Arroz Con Pollo

“Chicken and Rice” absolutely does not go deep enough to explain this wonderful Arroz Con Pollo. Sitting atop my plate was fall-off-the-bone tender spice rubbed half chicken. It was moist and full of great flavor, pairing quite nicely with the crumbled Chorizo and Spicy Tomato Sauce. Everything sat an bed of Spanish rice. I’ll be honest, I might have stuffed myself that night, but it was certainly more than worth it. I was pleasantly surprised to see a full Gluten Free menu. This wasn’t just a few entrée options but rather an entire menu to meet your Gluten Free needs. Local Roots also offers a carry out option (great for those on the go), and has a banquet room to host private or restaurant hosted events. Local Roots will defiantly be on my rotation

Bonus Time:

Looking for something different to entertain yourself with? Local Roots also offers an events calendar filled with some pretty great nights. Here are just a few things coming up at Local Roots:

February 24th is Ladies Night “Scotch & Centerpieces” were you will get a little lesson on various scotches.

• March 11th is a “Tuesday Teaching” centered round Blended Scotches touching on the Johnnie Walker family.

March 19th brings us “Dinner In The Dark” featuring a blind menu that you are in the “dark” about. (This one excites me the most)

Local Roots:



Power Outages and Warming Centers Located in Delaware County Ohio. January, 7, 2014.

Delaware County Emergency Management Agency ask that if you are having a life / safety emergency due to the cold or no power that you call 911.

Update 1/7/14 12:10 pm. AEP Ohio shows no power outages for their customers in the Delaware County Ohio geographical area.

The AEP Ohio website as of  Tuesday, January, 7 2013 11:14 am is showing 3225 county residents with out power in the Delaware County geographical area. Tweets and Facebook post from DelawareO readers suggest this is mostly in the Powell, Ohio area.

The City of Powell has advised that a warming station is open at the Liberty Township Fire Dept. Station 321, located at 7761 N. Liberty St., across from the YMCA for residents who are with out heat and power.

The following private and government organizations have informed us they have opened their doors for relief from the cold due to no heat.

Warming Station List:


  • Liberty Township Fire Dept, Station 321 7761 N. Liberty Street
  • Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty Street, Powell, Ohio 614-888-9160

Orange Township:

  • Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Boulevard (Off U.S. 23), Delaware. 740-549-2665.


  • Mingo Park, Off Lincoln Ave in Delaware.
  • Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter Street, Delaware. 740-362-3861
  • YMCA Delaware, 1121 S. Houk Road, Delaware. 740-203-3051
  • Saint Peters Episcopal Church, 45 W. Winter Street, Delaware.


  • Delaware County District Library, 75 N. Fourth Street, Ostrander. 740-666-1410.

Other resources of help

Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties also has a list of available resources. You can call them toll free at 1-800-684-2324, or dial 2-1-1.

If your organization is opening  their doors to those without power and/or heat in the Delaware County geographical area and would like to be included on this list, email us at Please include your address and other details.

Powell Police receive several reports of overnight vehicle break-ins

The Powell Police Departmentis investigating 19 thefts from vehicles that occurred overnight Saturday, Nov. 9. 

Numerous items were stolen from vehicles in the Falcon Ridge and Bartholomew Run subdivisions. Most vehicles were unlocked; however, a few victims reported their windows were smashed. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office also received several reports of thefts from vehicles near the City of Powell. 

Residents are asked to lock their vehicles, hide or remove valuables from their vehicles and be vigilant.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Powell Police Department at (614) 885-3374. 

Source: Press Release from City Of Powell.

Sunday July 28th – Powell Street Market

Powell Street Market

2013 Sundays:
May 5, July 28, September 8
9am to 4pm
FREE Admission & parking, held rain or shine
Three Sundays a year, vendors line the streets of downtown Powell with antiques, collectibles, hand-made arts & crafts, edibles, specialty products, and so much more from 9-4! 

Discover items from chic to unique while you peruse the Street Market vendor booths and downtown Powell establishments.  You won’t want to miss this exciting family friendly shopping event!   As always, admission and ample parking are FREE. 

Powell Loli-Pops Children’s Concert June, 19.

The Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert Series has been rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19! @Madcappuppets

Powell Documents and Electronics Shred Saturday May, 4.

Drop off old documents and electronics from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Village Green!