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Delaware Gazette

Community raises money for ‘Duck Dad’

The Delaware community recently came together to raise money for a local teen after he saved a group of ducks earlier this year. Jacob Stewart, 18, who lives on the west side of Delaware, started taking care of a group of ducklings after their mother was killed. “I was just...
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Ohio zoo mourns loss of beloved giraffe Enzi

POWELL, Ohio — The Columbus Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its beloved giraffes, Enzi. Zoo officials said, due to his deteriorating condition with no long-term treatment options, they made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him. Enzi was struggling with very low circulating phosphorous, a mineral vital...
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Delaware Gazette

Bazell’s roasters win big at fair

Sarah Bazell became the first in her family to take home a grand champion livestock prize from the Delaware County Fair this week when her rabbits were named Champion Pen of 2 Roasters. A senior at Canal Winchester High School and a member of the Barnyard Busters 4-H Club, Bazell...
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NBC4 Columbus

Health issues force Columbus Zoo to euthanize giraffe

POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced, Thursday, the death of one of their giraffes. According to the zoo’s Facebook page, Masai giraffe Enzi had recently developed a foot issue that caused fractures in his toe. While treating the issues with his foot, zoo members noticed Enzi...
NBC4 Columbus

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Celebrating a milestone with the Dublin Pet Fair this weekend

(WSYX) Columbus, OH — The 10th annual Dublin Pet Fair will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 12PM to 4PM at Coffman Park Pavilion (5200 Emerald Parkway) in Dublin, OH. The purpose of the free event is to raise awareness for local animal rescues and shelters in Central Ohio, to promote pet adoptions and to provide an educational and entertaining event for the public.
Farm and Dairy

Feed the birds, but still keep an eye out for illnesses

COLUMBUS — To date, the cause of the illness that affected some species of songbirds across Ohio is still unknown. The recommendation to stop feeding birds, however, has been lifted. Reports of sick or dead birds affected by the illness have slowed considerably in Ohio. Additionally, the majority of the...
Delaware Gazette

Bowersock’s market rabbits reign supreme

A Galena student took home first place for her pen of three market rabbits this week during the Delaware County Fair. Austynn Bowersock, a sixth grader at Berkshire Middle School, said she’s been showing rabbits at the Delaware County Fair as part of 4-H for three years. On Monday, she took part in the Rabbit Show’s Pen of Three Fryers competition.
Marysville Journal-Tribune

The Way It Was – Michelle

Editor’s note: This is another column in Bill Boyd’s new series, “The Way It Was,” about growing up in Marysville. Bill continues to work with the Union County Historical Society to obtain information for his stories. With Marysville and Union County celebrating Bicentennial anniversaries in 2019 and 2020, respectively, these articles help depict what life was like in those early years.

The Wilds welcomes endangered giraffe calf

POWELL, Ohio — The Wilds announced on Tuesday a new addition to its animal family with the birth of an endangered giraffe earlier this month. The calf was born on Sept. 8, according to a release from the conservation center, marking the 20th giraffe born at the park. Conservation center...
Columbus Dispatch

'A wonderful, full life' - 5-year-old Maci Whisner leaves her imprint on the world

With her big, blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair and infectious smile, Maci Whisner captured the hearts of thousands in her five years on earth. Whether she was laughing at a favorite show, playing with her siblings or cuddling with her parents, her life’s journey — from infancy she wasn’t supposed to survive to her very last breaths — drew the support of followers around the world.
Columbus Dispatch

Gardening: How worried should you be about spotted lanternflies and armyworms? What to know

There are several recent developments with insects and birds that are of interest to gardeners in Greater Columbus. This week, we'll explore three issues. As The Dispatch reported on Sept. 4, the non-native spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was found on the east of Cleveland this month, causing concern for gardeners who tend grape vines and fruit trees.

Fur Baby Friday: Meet Sheba and Caviar from Colony Cats and Dogs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Colony Cats & Dogs brought Sheba the puppy and Caviar the kitten to Good Day Columbus for Fur Baby Friday. Both are searching for their forever homes. Sheba is a 10-week-old friendly Siberian Husky mix. She's almost completely housetrained but still needs supervision. She's spayed, vetted...