Steve Ball, a Columbus-based historian-musician, weaved facts about the American Civil War with popular songs from that era on March 4 in the Delaware County District Library’s Main BranchBall wore a Union shell jacket and strummed an 1855 Martin guitar during his hour-long presentation in a packed Community Room. His wife Lisa was in the audience, wearing a dress from that era.“Never was music more important to a war,” Ball said. “All the good stuff came from Ohio in the Civil War – the generals and the music.” However, Ulysses Grant once said he only knew two songs – one was Yankee Doodle, and the other isn’t.
The topic of climate change has been a popular water-cooler conversation for years. However, according to Ohio Wesleyan University professor, Laurel Anderson, there may be multiple overlooked factors contributing to and generated from the alterations in environment.The botany/microbiology professor presented her lecture on the global state of food and climate to a bright room packed with local Delawareans as the opening event for the annual Great Decisions Discussion Series last we...
Ashleigh Hunt’s treatment for a rare bone cancer began in September, and she’s not out of the woods yet.As the expenses of chemotherapy and surgeries have built, friends and the community have come to Hunt and her families aid. Susie Bibler, an organizer of two fundraisers to help defray the costs of Hunt’s treatments, hopes the community will support of the family once again.Bibler and another friend of the family, Kim Yates, have organized a spaghetti...
Gerald and Phyllis Miller celebrated their 60th wedding...
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