The Delaware Gazette- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:44:54 EST 1800 Third-graders meeting reading ‘guarantee’ Nearly all of Delaware County's eligible third-grade students met or exceeded reading standards needed to advance to the fourth grade in the 2013-14 school year, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:34:02 EST Area population boom to continue Central Ohio's populaton is likely to grow by another 500,000 people in the next 35 years, a planning expert told Delaware-area leaders last week. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:36:06 EST Habitat ReStore renovated If you haven't been to the Delaware County Habitat For Humanity ReStore at 305 Curtis St. for a while, you'll notice there's a new entrance with an awning next to the parking lot. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:36:03 EST Coat drive under way again at Super Wash The Super Wash and Tan business on South Sandusky Street has started its second annual winter coat drive.Super Wash will be accepting new or used winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:11:03 EST Sunbury group’s needs increase as holidays approach During the holiday season, resources at Big Walnut Friends Who Share in Sunbury become stretched. Food pantry needs increase, and Friends Who Share has Christmas baskets to fill for area needy families. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:02:06 EST Dorcas is filling in for Gloria Hello, everyone, from our home to yours. It's a very Novemberish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST City offices closed Thursday, Friday City of Delaware offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:16:04 EST OWU composting program ends Last year, students at Ohio Wesleyan University composted their food and paper waste. Now, it's just trash.Inefficiency and the loss of a location to sort material doomed the program. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:25:02 EST Christmas on the Square set for Dec. 6 Sunbury's 33rd annual Christmas on the Square celebration is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:11:03 EST Council to eye budget Delaware City Council will consider the city manager's proposed 2015 budget and a contract extension with the YMCA at its meeting Monday. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:04 EST Our ‘Teen of the Week:’ Kyle Davidson Editor's note: The Gazette's weekly “Teen of the Week” feature, sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University, recognizes top high school seniors from around Delaware County. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:41:02 EST Local P.E.O. chapter visiting schools Members of the local P.E.O. chapter are currently visiting school counselors to share information about the organization and its philanthropic projects. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:42:03 EST House puts limits on testing Changes may be made to the way standardized tests in Ohio schools are conducted, thanks to a bill passed in the Ohio House on Thursday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:49:04 EST Ballot issue prompts Powell lawsuit The would-be developers of a proposed apartment complex in Powell have sued the city, alleging a charter amendment approved by voters earlier this month violates their constitutional rights. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:33:01 EST POLICE BLOTTER Delaware police report: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:28:05 EST Accused rapist indicted The 31-year-old Columbus man arrested and accused of raping a 17-year-old Lewis Center girl was indicted on two counts of rape, a first-degree felony, by a Delaware County grand jury Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:16:05 EST Deal paves way for mall An agreement inked between Delaware County and the Ohio Department of Transportation could prove to be one of the last hurdles to an opening of an outlet-store shopping mall in Berkshire Township by 2016. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:03 EST Friends Who Share get a hand from students Lending a helping hand is a Big Walnut High School tradition, and especially so during the holiday season when wallets grow slim and the need increases. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:17:04 EST Nursing home expansion approved Delaware City Council unanimously approved the expansion of a nursing home, purchasing vehicles and funding to acquire land near the airport at its last meeting. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:18:02 EST County passes $89.6M budget$89.6M-budget Delaware County will spend nearly $90 million in 2015, the largest total in the county's history. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:01:02 EST