4Rs for a Growing Ohio

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is is set to announce the expansion of its voluntary program to agricultural retailers and nutrient service providers statewide in Ohio, effective Jan. 1.

This is an effort to improve the quality of Ohio’s waterways at the “4Rs for a Growing Ohio” launch event which is Dec. 9 in Radnor. It begins at 1:30 p.m. The location is Homestead at Radnor Event Venue, 2866 Ohio 203, Radnor.

Special guests will include David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; Jim Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Craig Butler, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; representatives from the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program; 4R certified retailers; farmers; and agriculture industry leaders and stakeholders.

No civil service meeting today

The city of Delaware civil service commission meeting for Wednesday has been canceled.

Fundraising page up for retired OWU employee

Cathy Browne Harter, who worked at at Ohio Wesleyan Unviersity’s residence halls from 2007 to 2015, recently had a stroke and needs a CT scan but does not have insurance to cover the costs. Her son has set up a page to raise $5,000 at

Bird Club, Railroad Fun coming up

Those interested in the upcoming Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count can learn more about it at the Delaware County Bird Club meeting, to be held Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road.

Dr. Rich Bradley will describe the bird count process and its importance in helping to identify avian population trends. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.

The club, which meets monthly at Deer Haven Park, is open to anyone who appreciates birds and the natural environment, regardless of level of expertise. The meetings are free and open to all ages.

Preservation Parks is offering one other free program in the month of December. On Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, noon-4 p.m., park visitors can stop in to watch model trains during the program, All Aboard for Railroad Fun.

The Delaware County Model Railroaders Group will put model trains in motion through a miniature village, and can answer questions about railroading in America. This program, to be held at Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon St., also is free and for all ages.

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