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Gina is a 1-year-old female Boxer-Pit Bull who came to the Delaware County Dog Shelter as a stray. She is friendly and energetic. She can be adopted for $6, plus a $12 dog license fee. The shelter is at 4781 County Home Road, Delaware, 43015. Contact the Delaware County Dog Shelter at (740) 368-1915 and refer to pet #122.


Family Promise fundraiser set for April 29

The draw might be Ohio State football tickets, a “Girls’ Night Out Party” at the Beauty Lab worth $1,000 or any of the other 75 items at the silent auction, but the cause is what is important to the families helped by Family Promise of Delaware and the staff and volunteers that work with them.The silent auction is part of an Italian dinner fundraiser for the Delaware homeless shelter which will also include a 50/50 raffle. St. Mary’s Church, 82 E. William St...

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County’s mumps cases outnumber 11 others

In Ohio’s current mumps outbreak, the number of Delaware County cases is exceeded only by the number in Franklin County.The outbreak began at The Ohio State University, with the first case of mumps identified in January. The majority of cases have continued to show a connection to the OSU outbreak, either in students, staff or family members. It is not uncommon for outbreaks of mumps to occur on university campuses; the viral infection spreads through contact with droplets fr...

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A matter of health

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”— Buddha“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”— Ingrid BergmanCentral Ohio is in the midst of its biggest mumps outbreak this century and the largest mumps outbreak in the U.S. in five years. As of my writing this on Wednesday evening, more than 230 cases had ...

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Race to celebrate summer, showcase Delaware

Delaware will hold its first half and quarter marathon to welcome summer and to benefit the American Lung Association May 31.“The timing was well because the weather is changing,” said organizer Craig Thompson. “April it’s raining, but May it’s warming up. We wanted to do something in the evening to celebrate fun with friends and family on a warm summer evening.”Thompson, a long-time Delaware resident said the New Moon Half and Quarter...

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BV East slates music program

Buckeye Valley East Elementary students Noah Smith, Lilly Claypool, and Kason Kaelber prepare for the upcoming spring music program. Kindergartners, first-graders, and second-graders will present their program at 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Kindergartners will sing and each classroom will present a story. First-graders will sing about making music. Second-graders will present a mini-musical called, “Hats.” The program is directed by Cathy Shinaberry.

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BV ends unpopular part of compensation package

The Buckeye Valley Local School District’s Board of Education put an end to an unpopular practice Tuesday.In an unanimous vote, the board approve a measure that eliminates “pick up on the pick up” for administrative employees. Pension pick up is a controversial practice in which the school district pays an employee’s share of state pension contribution.Buckeye Valley is currently paying 14 percent of administrative employees’ retirement cont...

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COA to host Roaring 20s Senior Prom

When seniors get dressed for the prom this May, they’ll be thinking of the Roaring 20s.The seniors attending this prom, however, aren’t graduating high school; they’ll be attending the Senior Prom at the Center for Older Adults – an event now in its 10th year for older adults in Delaware County.“Coming to the prom gives them the opportunity to look pretty – or dashing in the case of the gentlemen – and feel special,” said C...

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BV renovation plan moves forward

The Buckeye Valley Local School District continues to move toward the renovation of its three elementary buildings and the reopening of the shuttered North Elementary.OHM Advisors, the firm hired to give the district a cost estimate on the renovation of the buildings, has conducted its first walk-through of each building, and identified several problems that will need to be fixed.Each of the buildings needs to be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Ac...

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COA honors volunteers during annual ceremony

The Council for Older Adults recognized its more than 800 volunteers Thursday during its annual Volunteer Recognition event.More than 250 supports of COA attended the event at which volunteers Tracey Merrin, Doneta Stoner, Sandra Stults and Mary K. Thompson were recognized for 20 years of service to COA. Maxine Patterson, Roger VanSickle, and Shirley VanSickle received recognition for 15 years of service. The Council also recognized 11 volunteers for 10 years of service, and 107 vo...

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Downtown flower pot cleanup scheduled

Main Street Delaware is getting ready for spring with a volunteer effort to clean up the flower pots in downtown.The downtown Delaware organization is asking volunteers to assist in cleaning and preparing the 22 ground level flower pots along Sandusky Street beginning 6 p.m. Thursday.Volunteers are asked to help remove trash, clean out the flower pots and sweep the side walks – and to bring push brooms and other gardening tools to help in the cleaning process. At 1...

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Live performance to mark Record Store Day

Delaware’s record store will join 1,000 independent record stores across the country in celebrating Record Store Day Saturday.Endangered Species … The Last Record Store on Earth, 12 N. Sandusky St., will host a live acoustic performance by Eli Echevarria as John Lennon. Echevarria, who performs with the Beatles tribute band The BackBeats, will perform two sets beginning at 3 p.m., including both Beatles and Lennon-solo songs.“He’ll be in full char...

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Conundrum concert to close series

Ohio Wesleyan’s next performing arts series concert is truly a Conundrum, because that’s what the Cincinnati-based quartet calls themselves.“That is the final performance in this year’s performing arts series,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “The performing arts series is always professional outside artists who are coming in.”The contemporary chamber music ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 at Jemison...

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Orange Road widening moves forward

A project to widen a major Delaware County thoroughfare is moving forward.The Delaware County commissioners on Monday approved a $387,185 contract with CHA Consulting for engineering work on a project to widen a portion of East Orange Road.The vote was 2-1, with Delaware County Commission Ken O’Brien voting “no.” O’Brien said he has concerns that Orange Township, which is leading in the way on the project, has not committed in writing to the entir...

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Rothermel retires after 10 years with City

Normally a serious bunch, Delaware’s City Council and staff members donned Groucho glasses as they bid a fond farewell to a fellow employee, paying homage to his spectacles and mustache.Allen Rothermel received a proclamation for his years of service from Delaware Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle on April 14. For the past 10 years, Rothermel has served as the city’s Assistant City Manager; Parks and Recreation Director; and Public Works Director.“At each positi...

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Donated phones to assist domestic violence victims

Delaware County Juvenile Court recently updated their employees’ cell phones and chose to donate the old phones to Turning Point, the local domestic violence shelter serving Delaware County.The phones can be used for domestic violence victims who need an emergency phone for safety reasons.Cell phones can be an important means of communication to seek safety. They are a link to family and friends from whom the abuser has isolated the victim during the relationship. ...

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Commissioners honor safety telecommunicators

The Delaware County commissioners this week are honoring those who make first contact with the public in emergency situations.The commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a resolution marking April 13-19 as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.Brian Galligher, 911 Communications Director for Emergency Communication, said it is “kind of a thankless job.”“When things go right, it’s kind of what’s expected,” he said...

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Delaware Ministerial Association sponsors Good Friday observances

The Delaware Ministerial Association invites the public to participate in two observances for Good Friday, April 18.The Walk with the Cross begins at 11 a.m. in front of St. Mary Church. The walk proceeds through downtown, stopping at six sites. At each site, a speaker will share how the cross of Christ sheds light on this particular aspect of life. The walk will conclude at St. Mary Church at noon, at which time an ecumenical service will take place inside the church.

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