For the seventh consecutive year, Olentangy Local Schools is Ohio's fastest growing school district. According to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the district gained 1,060 students, an 8.15 percent growth between the 2007-2008 and the 2008-2009 school years. Columbus City Schools is the second fastest growing school district for this same time period and gained 315 students.

For the seventh consecutive year, Olentangy Local Schools is Ohio's fastest growing school district. According to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the district gained 1,060 students, an 8.15 percent growth between the 2007-2008 and the 2008-2009 school years. Columbus City Schools is the second fastest growing school district for this same time period and gained 315 students.

This latest growth puts Olentangy as the 11th largest district in the state with 14,073 students during the 2008-2009 school year, a press release said.

Olentangy's development committee will update the board of education with the 10-year forecasted enrollment and facilities needs plan at its regular meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. Currently, the district has 14,969 students.

Delaware Toastmasters will host speaker Gary Mull of Dayton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Delaware County Red Cross, 380 Hills-Miller Road, Delaware.

Mull a professional speaker, author and consultant will present "Be an Exceptional Presenter." Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information call Don Kirkham at (614) 499-3062 or Duane Yothers at (740) 201-3313 or visit the Toastmasters Web site at http://delaware.freetoasthost .com.

A Worthington family that has had three members afflicted with type 1 diabetes will participate in a block party fundraiser for juvenile diabetes 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Selby Park, Colonial Hills, Worthington.

Two-year-old Carter Jones and his father, Brady Jones, both have type 1 diabetes, as did Brady's father, William "Woody" Jones, who died this year at age 64.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The block party will include non-alcoholic beverages, children's activities, a silent auction and an adult corn hole tournament.

Northpointe Dance Studio and Boosters, Lewis Center, has designated JDRF its non-profit organization and will match some donations and bring its dancers to the block party.

Other cooperating businesses are Kroger, Market Day, Dairy Queen, Mitchell's Steak House and Yankee Trader.