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Learn More About Sewage Systems with Health, Soil and Water Districts

Learn More About Sewage Systems with Health, Soil and Water Districts

Almost one million homes in Ohio are beyond the reach of public sewage treatment.

If you live in one of those homes, are considering buying such a home, or will be building in an area without access to public sewage treatment, you may benefit  by attending the Soils & Your Home Sewage Treatment System workshop, sponsored by the Delaware General Health District and the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District.

This free workshop will be held June 8, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brown Township Hall, 3832 Main Street in Kilbourne.

Staff from both agencies will cover soil properties, soil limitations, and mitigation; local soil surveys; different home sewage treatment systems in Delaware County; how to maintain a healthy home treatment system; and corrective actions and warning signs of a failing system.

The workshop is free but reservations are requested. Call 740-368-1921 or email by June 6.

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Go Wireless Completing Move to Westfield

Go Wireless Completing Move to Westfield

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Go Wireless has announced it will move locations.

Go Wireless, an authorized Verizon representative, is moving to a new Delaware, Ohio location.

The store is moving to 813 North Houk Road in the Westfield Shopping Center which is anchored by the “new” Kroger store on the city’s west side. The store was formerly located in the Troy Road Plaza – located at Troy Road and Central Avenue – across from Grady Memorial Hospital.

The new location is the former Radio Shack location next to Hungry Howies Pizza.

For more information you can call the store at 740-362-6421 or check the company’s web site at www.gowireless.com.

 

PPG Earns Recycling Award of Excellence

PPG Earns Recycling Award of Excellence

PPG recently announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 24 metric tons of materials from the landfill.

ppg_signatureUnder the theme of “Waste Watchers,” the Delaware plant expanded its recycling activities by:

  • Providing recycling-awareness training to all employees and contractors;
  • Placing highly visible and accessible recycling containers in all lunch, conference and break rooms;
  • Instituting a bulk recycling program; and
  • Including recycling as a criterion in capital-project reviews.

In addition to traditional recycled materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic and glass, the plant included fluorescent bulbs, batteries and scrap metal in its recycled materials streams in 2015. It recycled approximately 62 metric tons of waste last year, compared to 38 metric tons in 2014.

“We are very honored to receive an OCTC Award for Excellence for this project, which injected new energy into our recycling efforts,” said Tom Yurick, PPG environment, health and safety manager for the Delaware plant. “A major reason for our success is the commitment of our people to reduce our plant’s overall environmental footprint and help PPG meet its sustainability goals.”

In 2012, PPG set a goal of reducing its total waste-disposal intensity 10 percent by 2020. At the end of 2015, the company had reduced its global waste-disposal intensity 3.8 percent compared with 2012 levels. Additional information is available in the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report.

The OCTC Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional performance in environmental, health, safety and security by companies in Ohio’s chemical industry. PPG’s architectural coatings plant in Huron also earned a 2016 Award of Excellence for its recycling achievements.

Medical Center Draws $3.7 Million

Medical Center Draws $3.7 Million

The OhioHealth Medical Center on West Central Avenue recently changed owners and the new owner is looking for investors.

Everest Medical Core Properties logo (PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)
(PRNewsFoto/Everest Medical Core Properties)

The property located at 454 – 460 West Central Avenue was purchased in early April for $3,700,000 and sold to Everest West Central LLC – a wholely-owned subsidery of Everest Medical Core Products –

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

Royal Cabinets will offer "concept to completion" service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will offer “concept to completion” service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will open its second location when it opens up at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic Delaware, Ohio.

The company will have a “preview” party during First Friday on April 1, from 6-9 p.m. however the official opening date is still TBA.

In 1988, Royal Cabinets opened for business in a 2,000 square-foot building. In 2003, moving across the street into a 21,000 square foot building and growing from 2 to 15 employees.

Royal Cabinets provide a full-line of Merillat cabinetry, as well as custom laminate cabinets. Currently, they are fabricating and installing countertops for two of the largest single-family home builders in central Ohio.

The company’s friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through the entire process:

  • Initial measurements
  • Computerized designs8664logo
  • Cabinet and Countertop Choices
  • Creating your dream design

So check out Royal Cabinets on Friday at its coming soon location at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware.

More on Royal Cabinets:

Global Village Taking Collection Elsewhere

Global Village Taking Collection Elsewhere

Global Village Collection announced via e-mail that it will be closing its location at 27 North Sandusky Street on March 26.

“After many great years in our current location, Global Village Collection will be transitioning at the end of March! We are working out details with other non-profit organizations in Delaware on a new location, so stay tuned for more information in the near future.”

A few calls have been made but not ready to announce its new location yet, but we’ve been promised it will be even more awesome than the current store.

We can’t wait!

About the Photograph: Archive photograph of the current Global Village location at 27 North Sandusky Street when the store celebrated its 20th anniversary a few years back. [photo courtesy of thegvc.org]

Delaware Golf Shop Hits the Bunker

Delaware Golf Shop Hits the Bunker

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Golf Etc., formerly located in Glenwood Commons suite 621, has closed its doors. [toby boyce]

Glenwood Commons Golf Store Closes

Golf Etc. has closed its Delaware store located in Glenwood Commons next to Dickey’s BBQ.

The store never appeared to get a lot of traction with local golfers. We visited the store once right after it opened but not being golfers it wasn’t really our cup-of-tea.

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Golf Etc’s Heath location’s Facebook page shows an example of the franchise’s layout. [facebook]

The vinyl-temporary sign and very limited inventory never really felt like the franchise was committed to making Delaware home. Actually, was shocked to learn this morning that Golf Etc was a franchise based on the Delaware store.

“I was going to go in one time. Saw three or four shirts and a mean guy behind the counter,” a local golfer said upon hearing the location had closed.

The location could be a challenge for Glenwood Commons to fill. It is a bowling alley – long and narrow – covering 1,403 square feet of space. Comparable properties in the same development were renting for $30 a square foot when we discussed options with Zaremba Group last fall.

The closing leaves Golf Etc. with only its Heath store for its Ohio presence. According to the company’s Web site it has stores in 16 states, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Bermuda and Canada. However, many of those states and countries are one-off locations with 38 stores (minus Delaware which still appears on the company’s Web site) and eight of them being in the franchise’s home state of Texas.

American Freight Names Brownell COO

American Freight Names Brownell COO

Jim Brownell has been named chief operating officer at Delaware, Ohio, based American Freight Furniture & Mattress.

Brownell has more than 30 years of experience as a senior technology executive, “and brings extensive knowledge and creative innovation to the delivery of business value through management, technology systems, retail strategy, and sound business practices, to the chief operating officer position,” the company said in a release.

Previously, Brownell has been a senior director at Harbor Freight Tools, senior vice president at Top 100 companies Restoration Hardware and Williams Sonoma, and vice president of technology at ToysRUs.com. He also worked for 21 years at apparel retailer Gap.

In a statement, Steve Belford, CEO of 118-store American Freight, said the company was honored to have Brownell on its senior management team, noting, “his remarkable work experience, business strategy, and the respect he has earned in the retail industry.”

Delaware County New Corporations in December

Delaware County New Corporations in December

Buckeye Pole Vault Academy was one of 24 corporations to file with the Ohio Secretarty of State in December. Buckeye was one of eight non-profit’s to file during the period.

According to its Web site, “focus of the Buckeye Pole Vault Academy is to instruct the athlete in safe, pole vaulting techniques through progressions and drills that develop body control and strength.” The Lewis Center location offers the largest indoor pole vault facility in Ohio and is now offering long and triple jumps. The facility is open year round.

Membership ranges from $100 for one-day pass to $280 for a monthly membership.

Additional Corporations filing with Delaware as its principal county:

Delaware County For-Profit Corporations

  • FOR IMPACT, INC., Ostrander
  • Buckeye Pole Vault Academcy Lewis Center Ohio
    Buckeye Pole Vault Academy in Lewis Center was one of 24 local businesses to incorporate in December 2015. [web site]
  • 413 AVONDALE, INC., Delaware
  • 251 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 479 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 611 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 351 LEADER, INC., Delaware
  • 767 WEST CENTER, INC., Delaware
  • 845 BENNETT, INC, Delaware
  • RAAD HOLDINGS INC., Powell
  • TSCN, INC., Delaware
  • ONESHOPIT SOLUTIONS INC, Lewis Center
  • ROH LABS INC., Delaware
  • STEIL ENTERPRISES, INC., Powell
  • RIN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Westerville
  • APPEFFEX INCORPORATED, Dublin
  • 8 MAN RANCH INC., Sunbury

Delaware Counthy Non-Profit Corporations

  • OHIO TOMAHAWKS, Galena
  • LONDON CROSSING HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., Westerville
  • DELAWARE GIRLS LACROSSE CLUB, INC., Delaware
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR HOMEOWNERS’ ASSCOIATION, INC., Galena
  • BUCKEYE POLE VAULT ACADEMY INC, Westerville
  • MEYER FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, Westerville
  • PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY OF COLUMBUS (INDIA), Lewis Center
  • UNITED BY SHC BOOSTER, Sunbury

Information is provided by public records from the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

Five Last Minute Gifts In Delaware, Ohio

Five Last Minute Gifts In Delaware, Ohio

It happens to the best of us, reviewing the gifts and realizing that you don’t have something for Bob’s new girlfriend – that you’ve never met. Well here are five last-minute places in Delaware, Ohio, to get quality gifts without the hassle.

Choffey’s Coffee & Confections

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Choffeys Coffee and Confections offers Marie Chocolates beginning at $4 for a wrapped box. [toby boyce]
I have never found a person that turned down chocolate or coffee for that matter. So this makes the ideal last minute “I have no idea what they like” store. Selling locally sourced coffee and chocolate, owners Al and Shelley Myers have created a vibrant little hub for downtown Delawaware. Stop in and pick-up smallboxes of chocolates for $4 or give pound options for about $20. They also carry a wide selection of novelties and of course sell bulk coffee as well. Best part? They will gift wrap anything you buy. Will be open regular hours on Tuesday and until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. (They will also be closed through the weekend for regulars.) Find them online:

The shop is located at 17 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio (Google Maps).

Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore

The biggest fad right now is “adult coloring books” and in Delaware the place to get those Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore on West Winter Street. Fundamentals has been a downtown staple for 25-years and still offers a wide range of educational materials for teachers and parents alike. Plus it has lots of really cool kids books. Last year we had Fundamentals order some Brad Meltzer’s “I am…” kids series highlighting the great role models in history and sent them to my cousin. But back to this year’s biggest fad, unleash that inner-youth with adult-themed color books and Fundamentals has a wide-range from Star Wars (I’m sure just saying that requires a royalty) to geometric shapes and everything in between with prices ranging from $5.99 to $15.99 toss in the colored pencils ($3.99) while you’re at it. Who wouldn’t like to take a step back in time? Find them online:

The shop is located at 25 West Winter Street in Delaware, Ohio (Google Maps).

A Little Simplicity

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An old industrial cog has found new life as a wreath ($17) at A Little Simplicity in Delaware, Ohio. [toby boyce]
“Oh I can make that,” is one of the most common phrases that A Little Simplicity owner Samantha Sponsler hears. “Then three months later they come back and buy it,” so just go ahead and buy them for Christmas. She has some awesome things in the store — if you happen to be looking for me the walnut table for $2,250 would look good under my tree — that range from ear rings to key chains, classic picture frames and lots more. With the up-cycle trend you can look cool to that hipster girlfriend and not really have to try. With more than 20 local vendors supplying the store it also will be giving back to local vendors. Check out the instragram feed below to see the really cool items for sale at A Little Simplicity. Store is open today from 11-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Find A Little Simplicity online:

The shop is located at 53 North Sandusky in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. (Google Map)

Josie Posie Flowers

Flowers are the way to a woman’s heart – and Jose Posie Flowers has more than just flowers. Hook that new girldfriend up with a cute arrangement of flowers or a cool yard decoration priced from $20 and up to whatever you want. We’ve been going to Josie Posie for a while now and have found the creativity to be excellent – of course on December 23 it might cost you more – and options an excellent way toget out of the dog house. Find them online:

Josie Posie in Delaware, Ohio, offers a wide range of items for your Christmas season. [josie posie facebook page]
Josie Posie in Delaware, Ohio, offers a wide range of items for your Christmas season. [josie posie facebook page]

The shop is located at the rear of 27 West William Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

Gift Cards

I know, I know, gift cards. So no thought. But you know sometimes its just the easiest thing ever. If they are local and you really want to be cool, how about getting a Main Street Delaware Gift Card which can be purchased at the Delaware County Bank in downtown Delaware. Support local businesses like …

  • J.Gumbos of Delaware, 9 North Sandusky Street. (Long-time readers know how much we love the work of Mr. Upton and the whole crew at J.Gumbos and head in today and have lunch and a portion of proceeds will go to LCC and Common Ground!)
  • Veritas Tavern, 15 East Winter Street. (If you’ve never been, go buy yourself a gift card as a treat to yourself … There’s a reason Mr. Dalton is considered one of the best chefs in Columbus.)
  • 1808 American Bistro, 29 East Winter Street. (Another Mr. Dalton location with more “Delaware-style” food.)
  • Something Sweet Coffee & Bakery, 2 North Sandusky Street. (Actually offering a buy $20 get $5 gift certificate special right now.)

Tell them you got the idea to shop their store from “why Delaware” and Toby Boyce. Might get you something — but I can’t promise that won’t be a slap.

Merry Christmas!

Healthy Edge Founder Presenting in Delaware

Healthy Edge Founder Presenting in Delaware

Amber Thiel, chief executive officer and co-founder of The Healthy Edge, will present in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday, December 10, at Infinite Wellness at 501.

The event is $10 and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Infinity Wellness at 501 located at 501 London Road in Delaware, Ohio.

Thiel believes life is more than gaining and losing weight according to the “about us” page on her Web site.

“I have hope for your health and the health of the next generation. People don’t want or need another diet, they want a solution. I believe that solution lies in looking beyond what we want to physically change to the reasons why we KEEP DOING the behaviors that lead to our physical issues.

“Let’s face it. We eat when we are not hungry. We eat for reasons beyond nourishing our body. Many of us spend a lot of time living in fear, grief, obsession, guilt, disappointment, hopelessness, confusion, overwhelm and resentment when it comes to our health. We turn to unhealthy and processed food to comfort, to numb, to escape, to punish, to reward and to substitute love. Many of us will spend a lifetime frantically trying to ‘fix’ what’s on the outside, when the real solution lies on the inside.”

Thiel has received Western Washington’s top five fitness instructors as polled by channel 5; Women of Influence Award; and Business Examiner’s Top 40 under 40. She is a former professor of human nutrition and wellness at the University of Findlay and resides in Washington state.

The event is $10 per person, with a portion of ticket sales going to People In Need, and can be reserved by emailling Stacey Lobdell at stacey.infinitewellness@gmail.com with “LIVEWELL workshop” in the subject line or call 614-348-7621.

Symphony Brings Harry Potter, Star Wars to Life

Symphony Brings Harry Potter, Star Wars to Life

Two Concerts Highlight Williams Original Scores

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The Central Ohio Symphony invites you to take a journey to galaxies far, far away with the Star Wars and Harry Potter concert on Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20. For the first time, the symphony created a two-venue concert series covering two beloved movie series.

Both concerts will feature the Star Wars and Harry Potter original scores written by Oscar winning composer John Williams with two evenings and locations to accommodate high ticket sale demands. The Force will be with you to enjoy your favorite galaxy with R2D2 or C3PO or take a trip to Hogwarts and beyond as this special performance takes you away to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The concert is designed for fans of all ages and will be an event for every storm trooper, witch, wizard and muggle.

The first concert — performed by the symphony’s 70 musicians — will be at Marysville High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $25. A limited number of $50 VIP tickets will start this wizarding evening early with a VIP pre-show party at Hinkley’s Restaurant. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres will be Star Wars themed to kick off this unforgettable evening.

The second concert will be in the Symphony’s home in Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan main campus on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets for premium seating in the balcony and main floor are $35 while regular tickets are $25. All seating is reserved.

“This will be a great way to get ready for the newest Star Wars movie in December,” wrote Symphony Executive Director Warren W. Hyer in a press release. “Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars or Harry Potter character. We plan to have members of the 501st Star Wars re-enactors attend the concerts. There will be great music and plenty of fun for everyone.”

Both concerts will feature the Star Wars Suite and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, both by composer John Williams. The Harry Potter work will be narrated with references to the book by David A. Hejmanowski. The symphony will also perform Mars, the Bringer of War from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, a work which served as inspiration for the Star Wars music.

Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops you will hear your favorite themes and maybe discover a few more.

Both concerts are sponsored by Richwood Bank with home offices in Richwood and branches in Marysville and Delaware.

Tickets for these concerts may be purchased at the Symphony Source, 24 E. Winter Street, in historic downtown Delaware, online, and by phone at 740 362-1799.

Five Mold Concerns to Consider

Five Mold Concerns to Consider

Local Restoration Company Provides Tips

Dry Patrol Columbus, a Columbus and Delaware Ohio water disaster services company, understands how devastating water damage to the home.

In fact, based on personal experience, the owner of Dry Patrol Columbus, Bryan Daughtry became involved in the business after having suffered terrible home water damage, four major instances within one year. To help homeowners deal with potential hazards of water damage, Dry Patrol Columbus shares five mold concerns to consider.

“The vulnerability and feelings of loss can be paralyzing, but homeowners can avoid further damage to the home or business, and those who inhabit the spaces, with the right education on how to respond appropriately to mold, a terrible result of water damage,” wrote Daughtry

As Columbus Ohio mold damage contractors, Dry Patrol Columbus works with clients to both prevent and deal with the toxic results of water damage. Dry Patrol Columbus offers the following tips for homeowners:

  • Proactively deal with moisture issues such as leaks and excess humidity. Any indication of the excess moisture should be addressed immediately to avoid health risks and property damage. In order to be active, mold requires nutrients, moisture and time left to develop during periods of increased temperatures.logo
  • Mold growth is not always visible. Mildew, sometimes detectable through scent, it is a form of mold during early stages of development. Call a professional to properly assess the origin of the smell.
  • Mold poses a health risk to everyone, although those most sensitive include pregnant women, the elderly, and children under the age of six years old.
  • Do not disturb visible growth of mold without a professional. Dry Patrol Columbus professionals are highly trained technicians armed with the appropriate tools and gear to effectively remove mold without causing further damage or risk to the inhabitants of the home or space.
  • Bleach does not kill mold. There are appropriate steps taken by professionals to properly kill mold.

Daughtry adds, “A small crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons in a day. There does not have to be a flood or storm in order for mold to develop in the home or business.”

For more information on how to deal with mold or emergency water disaster in Columbus, Ohio, check out its web site or call 740-417-9006 and don’t forget to tell them “Toby sent you”.

Final Score Faces Final Countdown

Final Score Faces Final Countdown

The Final Score has closed its doors according to a sign on the door at its Troy Road Plaza location in historic Delaware, Ohio.1907754_960971347260214_1810841578113470650_n

Final Score had its annual Halloween party on Friday night and no more posts on its Facebook page in regards to the situation. Sad news to hear, had some fun nights even my 29th surprise birthday party was hosted by the Final Score.

The bar and restaurant had one of the few venues in the city that could truly house a band and a decent crowd with its demise leaving only Roops Brothers standing for musicans. However, Blend of Seven appears ready to pick up part of that business with the stage installed at its new location on Stratford Road. While these options will remain, none are prepared to host acts like the Reagonomics and other larger crowd producing acts.

In addition, the closing reflects the second time that the Pizza Villa pizza recipe has been lost to those in Delaware.

Best of luck to all that worked at and were part of the Final Score family.

 

Wendt Discussing Apostle Paul in Delaware Monday

Wendt Discussing Apostle Paul in Delaware Monday

Heidi Wendt, assistant professor of religion, philosophy, and classics at Wright State University, will discuss “Judaism and Christianity as Religion in the Roman Empire: The Case of the Apostle Paul,” when she speaks at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 2, at Ohio Wesleyan University in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

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Wendt’s free public presentation will be held in Room 330 of Slocum Hall. Her discussion, sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Classics program, is the university’s 2015 Ruth Davies Lecture in Classics.

Wendt, an expert on Christianity and Judaism in the early Roman Empire, earned her doctorate in religious studies at Brown University. She has published in The Journal of Roman Studies, and is the author of the forthcoming Oxford University Press title, “The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Early Roman Empire.” She has presented research at the American Academy in Rome, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and the Koninklijik Nederlands Institut in Rome.

Slocum Hall is located at 75 South Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio.

Library Director Holding Hours At Each Location

Library Director Holding Hours At Each Location

New Delaware County District Library Director George Needham will be hosting open office hours at each location to become better acquainted with the Delaware library communities. Branch visits will be completely open to public and all are welcome to visit.

“This is a nice, casual opportunity for local patrons and business owners to stop by and get to know George without having to venture any further than their home branch library,” said Communications Manager Nicole Fowles. “Whether patrons have a pressing issue on their mind, or they just want to stop by and put a face to a name, we look forward to many warm conversations.”

Meet Needham on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 2, at the Powell Branch Library (460 S Liberty Rd, Powell) 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3, at the Delaware Main Library (84 E Winter St, Delaware) 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 4, at the Ostrander Branch Library (75 N Fourth St, Ostrander) 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 10, at the Orange Branch Library (7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware) 4 – 6 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided at the visits.

Love Across The Spectrum At OWU November 4

Love Across The Spectrum At OWU November 4

Defining sexuality, morality, and marriage. Examining the Bible’s teachings for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Understanding the intersectionality of race, gender, and identity.

These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed on November 7 during “Love Across The Spectrum: LGBT Christians Speak Out,” a half-day conference held at Ohio Wesleyan University and co-sponsored by the OWU Chaplain’s Office and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

Cost is $20 for students and $40 for the general public and online registration continues through November 4.LATSLogo

This “Love Across the Spectrum” conference is a follow up to the successful inaugural conference in 2013, which featured Justin Lee, founder and executive director of The Gay Christian Network, and Dove Award-winning singer Jennifer Knapp.

This year’s keynote speaker is author and activist Sara Miles, whose books include “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” “Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing and Raising the Dead,” and “Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion.”

Miles is the founder and director of The Food Pantry, and serves as Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. She speaks, preaches, and leads workshops around the country, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and on National Public Radio.

Miles will discuss “Scandal, Folly, and Freedom,” addressing questions of “How do our experiences as LBGT people inform our faith? How do LBGT Christians understand the Gospel in very different cultural contexts?”

She will share her own surprising story and invite people to look honestly at their own lived experiences of God. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, she said, “I think that there is a powerful tendency in Christianity, as in all religions, to scapegoat people and define yourself by who you are not.”

In addition to the keynote address, participants in Ohio Wesleyan’s “Love Across the Spectrum” conference will be invited to join in workshop discussions on topics including:

  • The Bible and Homosexuality
  • Queer Ethics
  • Church Coming Out of the Closet
  • Trans 101
  • The Inter-sectionality of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

The conference is being held at Hamilton-Williams Campus Center at 40 Rowland Avenue in Delaware, Ohio.

Strings & Things Makes Downtown Debut

Strings & Things Makes Downtown Debut

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Strings and Things in Delaware Ohio will sell consignment instruments and musical supplies. [Toby Boyce]
What shows the signs of a solid local economy? When business owners are willing to open their second and more locations in town is a strong one.

Al and Shelly Myers joined that list a few weeks back with the opening of Strings & Things on Shortcut Alley in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. The new business is located about two storefronts east of Choffey’s Coffee & Confections, the couple’s other business, on West Winter Street.

Strings & Things will sell instrument equipment along with consignment instruments. It also has a small practice space and they are hoping to have some lessons beginning in the space soon.

Shortcut Alley is the walk-way between Endangered Species Records and the Wolf, Firestone, Brehm, and Young Attorney’s office on West Winter and runs to the parking lot that is off Franklin Street.

 

CannaBusiness: Hurdles and Successes

CannaBusiness: Hurdles and Successes

Ohio Wesleyan Hosting Business, Economic Forum on Marijuana

From a business and economic standpoint, how would Ohio be affected if residents vote to legalize marijuana? How would companies navigate the challenges of working with a product considered illegal under federal law?

Justin Breidenbach
Justin Breidenbach

Ohio Wesleyan University will address these issues in a panel discussion, “CannaBusiness: Hurdles and Successes in the Marijuana Industry,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, in University Hall’s Gray Chapel. The event, exploring business and economic issues only, will be moderated by Justin Breidenbach, OWU assistant professor of accounting.

Breidenbach’s current academic research involves studying the creation of a marijuana industry, including taxing, state licensing, financial sustainability, and leadership issues. He has met with owners in the industry and toured growing, processing, and retail facilities. In addition to moderating the panel discussion, Breidenbach will speak as a panelist regarding tax regulations and their implications.

“The legal state marijuana industry is dealing with unique business factors that are unknown to the general public,” said Breidenbach, MAcc, CPA, CFE, who has not received any outside funding to support his research.

“There are many misconceptions about how this industry operates,” he continued. “Many believe this industry is a new-age gold rush. While some companies are doing well, there are just as many that are struggling to keep their doors open. If Ohio is to legalize marijuana, it is important for people to understand how this industry will operate and navigate the many hurdles to stay afloat.”

Those hurdles, Breidenbach said, include producers not being able to deduct many “routine” expenses from their federal taxes as well as struggling to find banks willing to handle their accounts.

Additional CannaBusiness panelists are State of Washington licensed growers Steve Walser of Buddy Boy Farm and Rachel Cooper of Monkey Grass Farms. Both have Tier 3 licenses, the largest-scale license in the state, and both were among the earliest license holders when Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

Walser has more than 40 years of experience in large-scale organic vegetable, fruit, grain, and hay farming. He has a strong handle on the agricultural side of the product and understands how to grow and harvest efficiently.

Cooper comes from the corporate world with a background in marketing and promotions. She serves as chief operating officer for her company and understands the many issues involved with doing business in the marijuana industry.

The Oct. 27 panel discussion is organized by Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Founded in 1985, the center’s mission is to enhance academic programming and real-world opportunities to create future generations of business and world leaders. The center also serves as a resource connecting the university and business communities, which includes bringing speakers to campus to share expertise and creating partnerships with businesses to provide mutually beneficial student internships. Learn more at .

Smith Lecture Focus on Final Battles of Civil War

Smith Lecture Focus on Final Battles of Civil War

Dr. Peter Carmichael is 2015 Smith Lecture Honoree

As part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Ohio Wesleyan University will host Peter S. Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, discussing “The Final Battles of the 1865 and the Ongoing Civil War.”

Carmichael, also the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War History, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, in Benes Rooms A and B of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. His presentation is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2015 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History, sponsored by the OWU Department of History.

Dr. Peter Carmichael
Dr. Peter Carmichael [Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College]
Many Americans believe the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox, Virginia, when Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant. But, as Carmichael will share in his presentation, the fighting continued. He will explore the final military campaigns of 1865 that led not only to Lee’s surrender but also to the surrender of other Confederate armies elsewhere in the South.

Carmichael earned his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, and his academic interests include 19th-century U.S. history, Civil War and Reconstruction, Southern history, public history, and cultural history. His current project, “The War for the Common Soldier,” is part of the University of North Carolina Press’s “Littlefield History of the Civil War Era” series.

Of the project, he writes: “How did ordinary men resist a military regime – backed by a powerful centralized government – that demanded unwavering obedience? The complex, contradictory, and fluid nature of soldier loyalty requires us to examine how ordinary men understood the war through emotion, thought, and action.”

Carmichael’s previous books include The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion (Civil War America); Lee’s Young Artillerist: William R.J. Pegram (A Nation Divided); and Purcell Crenshaw & Letcher Artillery (The Virginia regimental histories series).

Hamilton-Williams Campus Center is located at 40 Rowland Avenue in historical Delaware, Ohio.

Central Ohio Symphony Launches 37th Season Saturday

Central Ohio Symphony Launches 37th Season Saturday

When the Central Ohio Symphony launches its 37th season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, it will fill the auditorium at Gray Chapel with the sound of Brahms and works by three Latino/Hispanic composers.

Recuerdos by Ohio composer Sonia Morales-Matos
The Central Ohio Symphony will debut “Recuerdos” by Ohio composer Sonia Morales-Matos on Saturday. [submitted]
The season debut concert will feature a world premiere of Recuerdos by Ohio composer Sonia Morales-Matos, along with Danzon #2 by Arturo Márquez andHuapango by José Pablo Mancayo. The orchestra will also showcase two members of the internationally renown Dalí Quartet, violinist Simón Gollo and cellist Jesús Morales, performing the Double Concerto in A Minor by Johannes Brahms. This will be the third concert featuring the cellist Morales, brother of composer Sonia Morales-Matos and Music Director Jaimes Morales-Matos, who will begin his 13th season with the Symphony.

Executive Director Warren W. Hyer discussed the programming for the night. “To open our season, we are exploring Hispanic heritage with our choice of artists and composers. This is a chance for us to explore one of the many cultures that make up the United States. Classical music does not come only from Europe; there is exciting and fabulous music from all over the world.”

As to the world premiere, Hyer said, “We have premiered works by Sonia Morales-Matos before. Performing her latest work allows us to continue our strong tradition of presenting a world premiere each year.”

Gollo and Morales will also hold an education outreach session at Schultz Elementary School in Delaware earlier in the week.

The Symphony’s subscription campaign is currently underway and over 550 seats have been reserved already. Season tickets for all four concerts are $78 and the Symphony is again offering first-time subscribers the opportunity to buy season tickets for $39 with seats in the 100 and 500 section of the main floor.

Season tickets or tickets for this concert only may be purchased at the Symphony Source, 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware or online at www.centralohiosymphony.org. Buehler’s, a longtime outlet, will also be a ticket outlet for individual ticket sales only. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $6 for students of all ages, and $4 for children.

More information about the concert and ticket availability is available on the Symphony website, at the Symphony office, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

Pat Catan’s Holding Open Interviews

Pat Catan’s Holding Open Interviews

Pat Catan’s Craft Center is moving along nicely at the old-Kroger location on South Sandusky Street.

pat catan delaware having open hiring event
Pat Catan’s Craft Center will hold open interviews on Tuesday for positiions at its new Delaware location.

In antcipation of its coming opening, the store will be holding open interviews on Tuesday October 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 159 South Sandusky Street in historic Delaware, Ohio.

Interviews will include:

  • sales associates
  • cashiers
  • floral designers
  • stockers
  • craft coordinators
  • custom picture framers
  • art department

Qualified candidates will have strong customer service skills, work in fast-paced environment, and be able to work a flexible schedule. For those that are chosen the company offers 401k, employee discounts, and “fun creative work environment.”