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Cutest Kid

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Hayden Baughman, son of Jim and Julie Baughman, was the top vote-getter in the Delaware Gazette’s online Cutest Kid contest. He is shown here with, from left, Ana Babiasz, president-CEO of contest sponsor Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan Association, Carolyn Jones, Fidelity Federal Vice President, giving Hayden a piggy bank, and Hayden’s mom and dad. Hayden received 1,500 votes in his 2- to 3-year-old age bracket. Other top vote-getters by age category were: newborn to 12 months, Brexton Alexander, son of Erin Carpenter; ages 12 to 24 months, CJ...

 

‘H2OWU’ theme for 30th Sagan Colloquium

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comOhio Wesleyan University’s 30th annual Sagan National Colloquium explores “H2OWU: Water in Our World.”“We invite the public to come, listen, and be involved in discussions about water,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “There are so many different issues involving water and its importance to the planet. We do look at it from so many ...

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Pool at Mingo to be deepened

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDelaware City Council recently agreed to increase the depth of the Jack Florance Pool at Mingo Park after Labor Day.The project would increase the depth of the west end of the competition pool near the starting blocks from four feet to seven feet to address safety concerns.According to the legislation, “it has been determined that the pool depth at the Jack Florance Swimmi...

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Clothing give away scheduled for Aug. 2

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA group of Delaware County churches has once again banded together to help clothe the needy.SideBySide – an organization comprising members of Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, Harlem Road United Methodist Church, Galena United Methodist Church and New Albany United Methodist Church – is once again holding a clothing giveaway.Gently used clothing a...

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Picnic with the Cops returns to August First Friday

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comAt Delaware’s August First Friday, Delaware Police officers and Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies will be out in a show of force of fun.The Delaware Police Department and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Main Street Delaware, will host Picnic with the Cops from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Delaware.The event, now several years in the running, ...

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Machine to host girls tournament at Selby

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comToday’s Ohio Machine game at Shelby Stadium has implications, not just for the playoffs, but also for the growth of the game and sustainability.At noon, six youth girls lacrosse teams from across Ohio will take part in the inaugural Team Esteem Tournament presented by Donatos.

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OWU receives $1.625 million donation

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comAn anonymous alumni donor recently donated $1.625 million over five years to support Ohio Wesleyan University’s athletics program.“It’s a great testament to the loyalty that our folks have to the different Battling Bishops sports teams,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “This one will especially benefit the men’s lacrosse team and al...

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County mulls tax incentives for Mount Carmel

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThere are no plans to seek a tax exemption at the future site of an Orange Township medical facility, according to a representative of the company that plans to purchase the property.The Delaware County commissioners plan to consider a tax abatement for Mount Carmel Health Systems as an incentive to build a medical facility in the county. But commissioners worry the non-profit organi...

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