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'Into the Woods'

Olentangy High School Theatre production of "Into The Woods" will be performed April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and on April 19 at 2 p.m.
Record Store Day

Vinyl devotees think albums still groovy

Buying a record was a rite of passage for boys and girls of several generations, whether it was Elvis Presley's jaunty King Creole or Ozzy Osbourne's supersonic Diary of a Madman.

Coming up

Liberty Middle School Arts Festival, 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 22, at the school, 7940 Liberty Road, Powell. Visitors will find art displays, activities and performances from the entire school. Performances will be held in the cafetorium and throughout the hallways. Drama students will be performing "Living Pieces of Art." Band students as well as the chamber orchestra will perform, along with vocal and choir students.

Student artwork honored in governor's exhibition

Two Olentangy area students earned Top 25 honors in the 2015 Governor's Youth Art Exhibition.

Stratford Ecological Center news

Stratford Ecological Center is at 3083 Liberty Road.

Preservation Parks news

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, or email register@preservationparks.com. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury. The parks are open every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Facility hours will not change. Visit preservationparks.com for more information.

Powell branch library news

The following programs are offered at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 614-888-9160.

Orange branch library news

The following programs are offered at the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact delawarelibrary.org or call 740-549-2665.
History today

'Monument' to education stood in Powell

You may have seen the Powell High School class photographs currently on display at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library. They are large framed photographs of small classes, from the years 1925, 1929 and 1932.
A walk in the park

Fire brings out best in parks' prairie lands

I generally don't write about the prairie areas in Preservation Parks during the month of April for the simple reason that they are not much to look at this time of year. Dull taupe and brown, the spent grasses and flower heads from last year just seem to be in the way as we go out in search of early flowers -- and we're more likely to see those in the woodland areas. Trilliums and hepatica scream spring, while prairies, for now, are just a promise of future brilliance.

Crossing changes quell confusion

Orange Township officials hope a project to transform three bike-trail crossings into pedestrian crossings will create a safer, less-confusing environment for drivers and walkers alike.
Amazon data center

Township gives developer time to deal with local concerns

Orange Township trustees again have pressed the pause button ahead of a decision on rezoning a 74-acre site at the corner of U.S. Route 23 and Home Road for a proposed data-center complex.

High court looks into Olentangy board's email use

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether Olentangy school board members broke open-meetings law by swapping emails in 2012.

Donated trailer could house pets during disasters

Thanks to a donation from the Central Ohio Kennel Club, Delaware County now has the tools to provide shelter for dozens of pets during an emergency.

Pair of projects earn city planning commission's nod

Two projects aimed at adding office space on Lincoln Street moved forward last week in Powell.
Genoa Township

Police force, fire department will seek 0.8-mill levy increases

Genoa Township voters will see two levy requests on the May 5 ballot as the township's police and fire departments hope to raise a bit more funding for the next five years.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear Olentangy Local sunshine-law case

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether Olentangy school board members broke open-meetings law by swapping emails in 2012.

Repeal of JEDD retained on ballot

A split Delaware County Board of Elections on Monday, April 6, voted to keep a referendum on a new tax district in Berkshire Township on the May 5 ballot.

ODOT looking for guidance on Route 42's future

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants the public's help in developing a plan for the future of U.S. Route 42.

Preservation Parks seeks public comments on paving

Preservation Parks of Delaware County is asking members of the public to comment on a proposed paving project at Emily Traphagen Preserve in Liberty Township. Comments are due by April 29.

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