The Delaware County Genealogical Society will host "Down at the Depot: Portrait of Delaware as a Railroad Town" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Benes Room C in the Hamilton Williams Campus Center on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

DCGS to host lecture

The Delaware County Genealogical Society will host "Down at the Depot: Portrait of Delaware as a Railroad Town" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Benes Room C in the Hamilton Williams Campus Center on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

The speaker will be David Hickcox, a professor of geography and director of environmental studies at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Delaware Christian Church collecting relief items

Delaware Christian Church is collecting relief items to send to earthquake-stricken areas of Haiti.

The items will be taken to Haiti by Lifeline Christian Mission ( based in Columbus.

Needed items include peanut butter, canned or foiled meats, powdered baby cereal and infant formula, new or used in good condition summer clothing and shoes for children, linens, sheets (particularly twin bed-size) and new or used in good condition towels.

Items can be dropped off at Delaware Christian Church, 2280 W.Williams St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, Mondays through Fridays.

Council meeting cancelled

The Jan. 25 meeting of the Delaware City Council has been canceled because the council had no business that required action, said city spokesman Lee Yoakum.

Library receives honors

The State Library of Ohio has selected Ohio Wesleyan University's Beeghly Library as an "Exemplary Program" for its collaboration with the Delaware County Historical Society to digitize and place online 3,150 rare documents recounting the history of the university, the Delaware community and OWU's ties to the Methodist faith.

Ohio Wesleyan earned one of four "Exemplary Program" awards presented statewide as part of the Ohio Library's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) 2009 Program Report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Delaware General Health District is taking appointments for the mobile mammography unit's upcoming visits to Delaware.

Screening unit to visit area

The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute's mobile mammography screening unit will visit Delaware six times in 2009, starting Feb. 16 at Buehler's, 800 W. Central Ave., Delaware. For appointments, call (740) 203-2040.

The James mobile mammography unit will visit the Center for Older Adults of Delaware County, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware on April 5 and Aug. 23. The unit will return to Buehler's on June 30, Oct. 18 and Dec. 16.

Medicare and most insurance plans cover the cost of the service. If Medicare or insurance is not available, phone the health district clinic for other assistance in accessing a mammogram, said health district spokesman Jesse Carter. Women without insurance coverage who wish to pay privately will need to pay $95 at the time of their appointment.

Resident appointed registrar at OWU

Shelly McMahon has been appointed registrar at Ohio Wesleyan University.

McMahon previously served as associate registrar and director of transfer and articulation at Franklin University in Columbus.

McMahon, who resides in Grove City, holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University.

Delaware Women's City Club to host dinner on Feb. 13

The Delaware Women's City Club will host a Valentine Murder Mystery Dinner on Feb. 13.

The event is set in a casino on the banks of the River Seine in Paris during a charity auction.

The dinner theater will begin at 6 p.m. at the Women's City Club, 135 N. Franklin St. in Delaware. The cost is $30 per person.

"This will be a fun, interactive evening featuring great food and the chance to play a part in solving a mystery," said Debbie Aburmaieleh, a Women's City Club volunteer who has staged many similar events. "It will be a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day and to support the Women's City Club, which provides housing for low-income working women."

During the event, a "murder" will occur, and everyone will instantly become a suspect, she said. "Along the way, guests will reveal clues, search for evidence, and try to figure out who committed the crime."

All guests are assigned a character and given instructions in advance of the evening, so they can dress for their role if they want to, or they can dress casually and soak up the atmosphere.

The City Club will be decorated like a glamorous casino in France during the 1920s where flappers mixed with high rollers, movie stars and gangsters. The dcor is being donated by Pat Holstein, owner of a special event company called Posh Event.

Rodger Collom, owner of the Winter Street Inn, will narrate the murder mystery.

Tickets are available at (Not on the) Corner Framing, 27 N. Sandusky St., or online with PayPal or Visa at

For information, call the City Club at (740) 369-0806.