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More roadwork to shut down 315

Delaware County commuters may need to find new routes to and from work ahead of a major road closure near Powell.
Powell Police Department

Academy offers inside look

City of Powell officials hope a few scheduling tweaks fill more seats at its Citizens Police Academy this year.

Coming up

Valentine's Day event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at Connells Maple Lee, 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell. Children ages 5-12 will make a "Be Mine, Valentine" arrangement and will receive a free balloon. For more information or to register, call 740-548-4082.

Friends of Library celebrates 10th year, earns grant

Friends of the Delaware County District Library, a nonprofit that serves the library's needs, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

Students benefit from festival grants

The Delaware Art Festival Association has announced its competitive grant awards to teachers in Delaware County schools.

Olentangy shepherds grieving students

A tragedy unfolded over Lake Erie in a matter of seconds the night of Dec. 29.

New course best medicine for would-be docs

Is there a future doctor in the house?
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Driver escapes harm after rolling car at RR crossing

A Toledo man escaped injury after rolling his vehicle earlier this month at an Orange Township railroad crossing.
A walk in the park

Animals make best of winter

In some ways, I love winter best.

2017: A year for groundwork

While Berlin High School won't open this year, the building's construction will continue to cause ripples throughout the Olentangy Local School District in 2017.

Coming up

Dublin Community Recreation Center, weekly line-dancing class for beginners, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays, 5600 Post Road. This class will introduce people of all ages to modern social line dancing, with no line-dance experience necessary. Cost is $3 per class.

Powell branch library notes

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 through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit or call 614-888-9160.

Preservation Parks news

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, email, or visit

College notes

* Jenna Pastore of Lewis Center was named to the Southeast Missouri State University dean's list for the fall 2016 semester.

Powell turns blue as area prays, weeps

Powell and Liberty Township were cloaked in blue ribbons this week as residents mourned six people who remain missing after a Dec. 29 plane crash in Lake Erie near Cleveland.

In 2017, city focuses on traffic fixes, funding

With a new street and circulation plan in place, Powell officials will discuss how to make proposed downtown-area traffic fixes a reality in 2017.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Driver leaves mess after striking guardrail

A motorist struck a guardrail late last month in Orange Township and drove away from the scene before Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrived.

Architect will resurrect long-empty church building

Architect Dave Kerr admits he felt a little envious after he oversaw the redesign and renovation of a historic church near Grove City for his wife's veterinary practice.

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