Daily briefs


Residents can assist with water meter project

Work continues on our citywide advanced metering infrastructure water meter upgrade project, and residents can help us with the next step. We’re asking all City of Delaware water customers to email the city Utility Billing Office at UTBILL@delawareohio.net with the following: customer name, service address, account number and a current phone number. This information will be used by the utility office to contact customers when their personal web portal is ready for use. The web portal will help customers understand their bills and manage water consumption. For more information, phone the utility office at 740-203-1250, extension 4.

Women’s City Club hosts pub crawl

The Women’s City Club of Delaware will have a pub crawl in downtown Delaware from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Seven bars — Vito’s Wine Bar, Opa’s Grill & Tavern, Backstretch, Solar Saloon, Son of Thurman’s, Buns Restaurant and Restoration Brew Worx — will participate in the crawl to benefit the club. Participants can start at any of the locations and recieve delicious refreshments at each business and raffle tickets for gift baskets. A hundred percent of the money raised will go to the WCC’s mission of providing affordable housing and supportive services to low income women while they work to become financially independent. For more information go to www.wccdelaware.org.

Heroes Breakfast Nov. 3

The American Red Cross of Delaware County’s 14th Annual Delaware Heroes Breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Ohio Wesleyan University in the Benes Room.

The organization is seeking nominations for the Heroes Breakfast in the following categories: Community Service Organization; Community Service Individual; Animal Rescue; Act of Kindness or Philanthropy Individual; Act of Kindness or Philanthropy Organization; Act of Courage; Lifesaving; and Public Safety.

Hero nominations will be accepted until October 12th, 2016.

The American Red Cross is also sponsoring a writing contest for students in grades 5-12 and a coloring contest for area students in grades K-4. Winners will be recognized at the Heroes Breakfast. Entries must be original essays answering the question “What is a Hero?” Essays should be no more than 500 words, with all entries needing to be signed by a parent/guardian confirming that the work is original. Entries must be typed or handwritten in blue or black ink.

Mail or emailed to:

Heroes Event

American Red Cross

380 Hills-Miller Rd.

Delaware, OH 43015

or Email: Mark.Garrison2@redcross.org

Sponsorships are still available for area businesses to join the celebration.

Tickets are $75 per person and include breakfast and the program.

All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

For more information or tickets, contact Chris Copper at 614-361-8135 or Email: Chris.Copper@redcross.org

Fishing Tournament Sunday

The Village of Ashley is having their Catfish Fishing Tourney on October 16th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Newman Park (by the pool).

The tournament is for youth ages up to 12 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. Trophies awarded for largest catfish caught. Refreshments served. This event is free.

Road work in Delaware County

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following work is planned in the Delaware County area on the specified dates and times. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.

U.S Route 36 – Update: U.S. 36 east will be reduced to one lane between Davidson Lane and 3 B’s and K Road at 6 p.m. nightly for resurfacing. At 7 p.m., U.S. 36 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. All lanes will be open by 6 a.m. Completion: October 15th.

State Route 521 – The S.R. 521 bridge over I-71 is closed for replacement. The detour is S.R. 521 to S.R. 61 to U.S. 36 to S.R. 521. Completion: November 1.