Stacy Kess

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: skess@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 740-413-0903
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Latest Stories by Stacy Kess

'Purge' fear just the latest urban legend

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Every so often, I receive an email from my mother warning me to be careful in mall parking lots when an old woman asks for help. Or not to stop if I see a baby left on the side of the road. Or not to pull over if an unmarked police vehicle flashes lights while I'm driving down a dark country road. To each a

Police still not concerned about 'The Purge'

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com An Internet rumor that began circulating in early August has targeted the Delaware area as the next city for “a purge” today, but police anticipate no problems. The rumor of a real-life version of the fictional film “The Purge 2” began online with warnings of a 12-hour period in which

The dangers of a calling

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com We lost one of our own this week. After being captured by the terrorist group, ISIS, we learned journalist James Foley was beheaded. Reporters and photographers have a strange camaraderie. We vie for position in press conferences. We try to be first, the most factual and the most in-depth. We argue in the ne

COA 'rocks the boat' to raise funds

The Council for Older Adults is invited all aboard at its September fundraiser. COA will host the annual campaign kick-off event Sept. 4, this year deemed Rock the Boat. The Caribbean cruise-themed event will replace last year's Scarlet and Gray Shindig to support the levy campaign. This year's goal is to raise $10,000 of funding to directly suppo

EVENTS THURSDAY, AUG. 21 — THURSDAY, AUG. 28

FAMILY • Railroad Run, Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Big Walnut Community Trail house, 168 S. Vernon St. — The Delaware County Model Railroaders will hold extended hours today, in connection with the Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds festival. Visitors can view the models trains as they travel through town and country – miniature,

Suspect in custody after Friday sexual assault at Highbanks

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com The Delaware County Sheriff's Office has a suspect in custody for a sexual assault reported Friday at Highbanks Metro Park. A juvenile female was assaulted around 12:30 pm at the park in Lewis Center. “This incident is in no way related to the Aug. 5 sexual assault of an 18-year-old male,” said S

By Stacy Kess
skess@civitasmedia.com
Music filled the first block of N. Sandusky Street Wednesday evening.
“It's a multitude of different types of music,” said Jacob Schuette, the drummer for Act 19.
As he tuned his guitar, Drew Thompson, explained.
“We don't play 'a genre,'” said Thompson, who also plays keyboard for t

Act 19 bringing new sounds to Sandusky St.

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Music filled the first block of N. Sandusky Street Wednesday evening. “It's a multitude of different types of music,” said Jacob Schuette, the drummer for Act 19. As he tuned his guitar, Drew Thompson, explained. “We don't play 'a genre,'” said Thompson, who also plays keyboard for t

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedai.com Anecdotal stories have shown spring mirrors the pattern of depression: just as the risk of suicide rises as a person with depression begins to feel better, so does the risk of suicide when the weather begins to warm from the coldest months of the year. But in Delaware, fall is the suicide season. Between Mon

We are the forgotten

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com The Delaware Police were dispatched four times in response to suicide threats between Monday and Wednesday. They were also dispatched to one suicide; the victim was dead on arrival. Depression and bipolar disorder have become well known as mental illnesses with a high risk of suicide. There is another culpri

By Stacy Kess
skess@civitasmedia.com
Gov. John Kasich stepped onto the patio at Bun's Restaurant Saturday while a crowd of local politicians and Republican supporters cheered “four more years.”
State Auditor Dave Yost and U.S. Rep Pat Tiberi (R, 12th District) who opened the event with stump speeches praising the top Republican in th

Kasich touts budget surplus, jobs

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Gov. John Kasich stepped onto the patio at Bun's Restaurant Saturday while a crowd of local politicians and Republican supporters cheered “four more years.” State Auditor Dave Yost and U.S. Rep Pat Tiberi (R, 12th District) who opened the event with stump speeches praising the top Republican in th

Students look for their buses after the first day of school at Hayes High School. Delaware City Schools began school Wednesday with a new bus schedule. The Delaware City School district operates 41 buses that cover approximately 41 square miles. The staff travels in excess of 1,600 miles per day and over 288,000 miles per year.

First day of school

Students look for their buses after the first day of school at Hayes High School. Delaware City Schools began school Wednesday with a new bus schedule. The Delaware City School district operates 41 buses that cover approximately 41 square miles. The staff travels in excess of 1,600 miles per day and over 288,000 miles per year.

Bertha, a 4-year-old Beagle/Pug mix, and Bonnie, a 6-year-old domestic short hair cat, are this week's Dog and Cat of The Week from the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC), 4920 S.R. 37 E., just east of Delaware.
Bertha, who has a beautiful goldent-tan coat and weighs about 39 pounds, is new to HSDC.
She is spayed and ready to find a new hom

Pets of the Week

Bertha, a 4-year-old Beagle/Pug mix, and Bonnie, a 6-year-old domestic short hair cat, are this week's Dog and Cat of The Week from the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC), 4920 S.R. 37 E., just east of Delaware. Bertha, who has a beautiful goldent-tan coat and weighs about 39 pounds, is new to HSDC. She is spayed and ready to find a new hom

Indecent exposure reported at Blue Limestone Park

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Delaware City Police are looking for a suspect who exposed himself Friday at Blue Limestone Park. Police were dispatched around 330 p.m. to the park on W. Williams Street after a 22-year-old woman and her 11-year old sister witnessed a man with his pants down engaged in a sexual act, said Captain Adam Moore,

By Stacy Kess
skess@civitasmedia.com
Gov. John Kasich stepped onto the patio at Bun's Restaurant Saturday while a crowd of local politicians and Republican supporters cheered “four more years.”
State Auditor Dave Yost and U.S. Rep Pat Tiberi (R, 12th District) who opened the event with stump speeches praising the top Republican in th

Kasich touts budget surplus, jobs

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Gov. John Kasich stepped onto the patio at Bun's Restaurant Saturday while a crowd of local politicians and Republican supporters cheered “four more years.” State Auditor Dave Yost and U.S. Rep Pat Tiberi (R, 12th District) who opened the event with stump speeches praising the top Republican in th

Father Factor extends parenting classes to Delaware

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Glenn Harris works with a lot of fathers. He recalled a Delaware-area father he met in May 2013. The man, then in his mid-40s, had been convicted of a crime 18 years earlier and lost his driver's license - and with it, a connection with his children, his means of transportation to and from work and the abilit

London Burner, 10, puts the finishing touches on her new locker Thursday at Willis Intermediate School while her brother, Preston, 5, inspects his sister's new space. London will begin fifth grade at Willis this year and decided to personalize her locker during orientation for new Willis students. Preston will also be starting at a new school this

London Burner, 10, puts the finishing touches on her new locker Thursday at Willis Intermediate School while her brother, Preston, 5, inspects his sister's new space. London will begin fifth grade at Willis this year and decided to personalize her locker during orientation for new Willis students. Preston will also be starting at a new school this

By Stacy Kess
skess@civitasmedia.com
Adam Furay, owner of the Delaware Music Academy, wanted something more than the typical recital for his students studying pop and rock music.
To do that, he's throwing out the recital in the alley on Saturday, August 9, when his students and three Columbus-based bands will perform at Delaware's first Rally In

Recital becomes 'Rally in the Alley'

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com Adam Furay, owner of the Delaware Music Academy, wanted something more than the typical recital for his students studying pop and rock music. To do that, he's throwing out the recital in the alley on Saturday, August 9, when his students and three Columbus-based bands will perform at Delaware's first Rally In

Kindergarten teacher Jessica Amodio prepares binders of blank assessment forms for the upcoming school year at General Rosecrans Elementary. The district tracks students in multiple ways to ensure a strong atmosphere for growth and learning.

Kindergarten teacher Jessica Amodio prepares binders of blank assessment forms for the upcoming school year at General Rosecrans Elementary. The district tracks students in multiple ways to ensure a strong atmosphere for growth and learning.

Drug Free Delaware pushes for new DEA rules

By Stacy Kess skess@civitasmedia.com A box placed in Buehler's Fresh Foods for 10 weeks this spring may have changed the future of how unused and unwanted medications are collected in Delaware — and around the country. Drug drop-off boxes are seen around the state and county in law enforcement offices. Delaware County has four such mailbox

General Rosecrans Elementary School teacher Josh Patterson works on his bulletin board encouraging his incoming second graders to have a “T-riffic” year. Sunbury students returned to the classroom Wednesday.

General Rosecrans Elementary School teacher Josh Patterson works on his bulletin board encouraging his incoming second graders to have a “T-riffic” year. Sunbury students returned to the classroom Wednesday.




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