Cooking outdoors and Hoover cleanup


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Preservation Parks briefs

• September 22-23, noon-5 p.m. is Monarch Magic Weekend. Fly into the Visitor Center for a monarch butterfly celebration! Play games, watch a movie or make crafts as we learn how to help these magnificent insects during their migration to Mexico. We will tag and release live monarchs both days at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Free, all ages. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

• Monday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. Delaware County Bird Club: Songbirds and Salmon Migration. Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend this Delaware County Bird Club meeting. After spending some time socializing and sharing bird sightings, guests will hear Dr. Chris Tonra, Assistant Professor of Avian Wildlife Ecology at The Ohio State University, discuss the impacts dams have on ecosystems. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

• Registration is required for the following paid program. Thursday, October 4, 6 p.m. Outdoors with Olivina: Hiking and Campfire Tacos. Start off at the Lodge and enjoy a 1-2 mile hike with a naturalist. Afterward, join Chef Michael from Olivina Taproom as he demonstrates how to cook chicken and steak on the campfire. This event is for ages 16 and older and has a cost of $15 per person. To register and pay visit the Preservation Parks Facebook page, click on this Event, then click on “Find Tickets.” Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center.

Hoover Cleanup Day September 29

The Big Walnut Nature Club invites you to join them for Hoover Clean up Day on Saturday, September 29. This is part of a larger event coordinated by the City of Columbus and the Nature Club will focus on the north end of Hoover Reservoir. Volunteers are needed and should meet at Hoover Area N, near 45 S. Walnut St., at 9 a.m. and should wear appropriate clothing, gloves, and boots for being in woodsy, muddy areas.

The Delaware General Health District’s Keep Delaware Beautiful program provides grabbers and trash bags.

According to Big Walnut Nature Club President Jeanna Burrell, improving habitat is key to helping wildlife thrive in the area.

“Our group is focusing on species of special interest such as the Eagles, Osprey, Prothonotary Warblers, and Chimney Swifts but we are all interested in improving the environment for the benefit of all our wildlife including humans,” Burrell said. “A lot of trash ends up in our waterways coming down Little Walnut and Big Walnut creeks and on Hoover Reservoir and it degrades the natural habitat. Wildlife can ingest trash with dire consequences. Items like Styrofoam, plastic, and glass don’t break down and will never go away in our lifetime, so we’d like to clean it up. We welcome everyone to come out and help us clean up the area so we can all enjoy the great natural resources Galena and Hoover have to offer.”

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Paddle with a Purpose kayak event to benefit Go Baby Go

Registration now open for Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club’s Sept. 19 Paddle with a Purpose event to benefit Go Baby Go powered mobility program

DUBLIN, OHIO (Sept. 10, 2018) — Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club (DWPC) invites members of the community to attend “Paddle with a Purpose,” Sept. 19, 2018 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Adaptive Sports Connection (formerly TAASC), 6000 Harriott Rd., Powell, Ohio. Participants will kayak on the Scioto River while raising funds for Go Baby Go, a program to provide modified ride-on cars for children six months to three years of age with mobility impairments or developmental delays.

Participants do not need to be a member to attend, but advance registration is required. Online registration is now available at In addition to the $25 to $35 kayal rental fee, an option to make an online donation to the project is provided during the registration process. Contributions will also be accepted at the event.

Go Baby Go offers children with significant mobility impairment a means of mobility to explore their world. Mobility is important to peer interaction, cognitive and motor skill development. Through exploration and play, infants, toddlers and young children interact with their environment and peers, and in doing so, take in a vast amount of information about the world around them. Additional information about Go Baby Go is available at

DWPC’s goal is to raise $500 in advance, so at least one local child can receive their modified ride-on car at the Sept. 19 event.

Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club is a nonprofit organization of nearly 100 dedicated women, founded in 1978 and devoted to philanthropic educational access and families in need. Additional information can be found at For questions, please contact DWPC Vice President Kim Penzone at 614.442.6256 or

Augustana 18th at Tim Kopka Memorial in opening meet of the 2018-19 season

09/09/18 WEST DUNDEE, Ill. – Sophomore Dylan Flock (Maroa-Forsyth HS, Forsyth, Ill.) led the way for Augustana this weekend at the Tim Kopka Memorial Tournament hosted by Carthage at Randall Oaks Golf Club. Flock shot a 75 on Friday and an 81 on Saturday to finish in a tie for 31st place with a two-round total of 156. The Vikings finished 18th in the team standings with a total of 654 (329-325) over the two rounds.

Sophomore Jack Neenan (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.) carded a 79 on Friday and an 85 on Saturday to tie for 70th in a field of 113 golfers with a 164. Rounding out Coach Paul Del Vecchio’s lineup were junior Cory Jayne (Blue Ridge HS, Farmer City, Ill.) and freshmen Tyler Moll (Olentangy Orange HS, Galena, Ohio) and Hunter Love (Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.). Jayne (86-79 — 165) finished in a tie for 75th. Moll (89-80 — 169) tied for 93rd and Love (90-92 — 182) finished 106th.

Individual medalist Ben Johnson (71-71 — 142) shot even par both days to lead Illinois Wesleyan to the team title. The Titans shot 283-292 — 575 to finish 30 strokes ahead of the host Red Men (295-310 — 605). Millikin was third (303-304 — 607) in a field of 21 teams. On Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, Augustana will be in action at the Midwest Region Classic at Eagle Ridge in Galena, Illinois.

Ashland University Football Team Roster

ASHLAND, OH (09/10/2018)— The following students are members of the football team at Ashland University.

  • Luke Crabtree of Dublin, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Crabtree is majoring in criminal justice. Crabtree is a 2018 graduate of Dublin-Coffman High School. Crabtree, a freshman, is a linebacker for the Eagles.
  • Logan Cook of Johnstown, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Cook is majoring in integrated social studies. He is the son of Steve and Amy Cook of Johnstown. Cook is a 2018 graduate of New Albany High School. Cook, a freshman, is a offensive lineman for the Eagles.
  • Jack Iannarino of Marysville, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Iannarino is majoring in hospitality management. Iannarino is a 2017 graduate of Fairbanks High School. Iannarino, a redshirt freshman, is a wide receiver for the Eagles.
  • Michael Schweitzer of Dublin, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Schweitzer is majoring in finance. Schweitzer is a 2016 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School. Schweitzer, a redshirt sophomore, is a tight end for the Eagles.
  • Sterling Armstrong of Centerburg, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Armstrong is majoring in computer science. Armstrong is a 2017 graduate of Centerburg High School. Armstrong, a sophomore, is a tight end for the Eagles.
  • Kevin Laming of Powell, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Laming is majoring in biology. He is the son of Jack and Elizabeth Laming of Powell. Laming is a 2018 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School. Laming, a freshman, is a kicker for the Eagles.
  • William Denton of Centerburg, OH, is a member of the football team at Ashland University. Denton is majoring in intervention specialist education. He is the son of Mike Denton and Krista Lauterer. Denton is a 2017 graduate of Highland High School. Denton, a sophomore, is a kicker for the Eagles.

The Ashland University football team competes in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Eagles are led by head coach Lee Owens, now entering his 15th season. The Eagles play their home games in Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field on the Ashland University campus. The Eagles finished last season at 11-2 and were the 2017 GLIAC champions. As a team, the Eagles were ranked No. 15 in the 2018 Lindy’s Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll. The Eagles host their next home game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 22 against Northwood University at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Ashland University football webpage at

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.×300-copy.jpg

Compiled by Gary Budzak