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Olentangy Local School District Makes the Grade

The Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards, and said they were happy that student achievement increased statewide in multiple areas. Delaware county’s four school districts did very well, and got an average of a B when you put them all together. I spoke with Olentangy …

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Columbus Zoo Celebrates 40 Years with Jack Hanna

Jungle Jack Hanna  is one of the people that indirectly influenced my love of animals, and he does not even know it. As a child growing up in Columbus, Ohio my parents took my brother and I to the zoo almost weekly during the summer months. I witnessed the transformation …

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OSU Coach Urban Meyer suspended without pay

The OSU Board of Trustees and OSU President Michael Drake met for 12 hours today.  The decision: Urban Meyer suspended until Sept 2 without pay.  And, suspended for games on September 1st, 8th and 15th. Gene Smith through September August 31st to September 16th without pay. Fall of 2015 Gene …

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Statewide Issue Would Change Criminal Sentencing Process

The Ohio Secretary of State and the Ballot Board approved language for Issue 1 that will be a statewide issue for people to vote for on the November 6 ballot. The language would require a change to the Ohio Constitution, that would change how criminals are sentenced in Ohio. Below …

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Local craft alcohol producer to share in running of COhatch “The Pub” at Polaris

Brothers Drake, producer of locally sourced meads, (honey-based wines), is teaming up with COhatch to run its new Pub location at Polaris. Set to open the winter of 2018/2019, Brothers Drake will operate the local craft bar and entertainment venue by night, while COhatch runs the co-working, private office, and …

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Molten explosion leaves five injured at Liberty Castings

Delaware Fire and EMS were called to a molten metal explosion Tuesday night at Liberty Castings, 550 Liberty Rd on the southwest side of Delaware. Five people were transported in serious or critical condition. Four taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center burn unit, one patient to Grady Memorial Hospital. Delaware …

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Delaware City Police send one of their own to Quantico for training

Delaware City Police sent one of their own to training at Quantico. I spoke to Captain Adam Moore about this unique opportunity. He spent 10 weeks at the FBI training academy as part of a special class of law enforcement leaders from around the world, that were able to compare …

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OWU Starts Year With New Varsity Men’s Wrestling Team-Coach Paul Reid Gives Us Insight

Ohio Wesleyan University starts its 2018 academic year, and it also starts the beginning of a new varsity wrestling program. Wrestling was a varsity sport at Ohio Wesleyan in the 1920s and again from 1956-84.  Ray Leech ’49 reformed the wrestling team when he joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in …

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Delaware County resident Johnny Regula Inducted into Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame

The Ohio Expositions Commission inducted Delaware County resident Johnny Regula into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. Regula was one of six inducted during The 43rd annual Hall of Fame ceremony. The Hall of fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward making the Ohio State Fair one …

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