By 1808Delaware, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Delaware County residents and businesses are greatly impacted by the availability of quality airline service in the greater Columbus area. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) recently reviewed how that availability changed during calendar year 2022.
According to the CRAA, upward momentum continued in 2022 with an estimated 7.75 million passengers traveling through John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) and the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal (LCK), a 27% increase over 2021 representing 87% of 2019’s record-breaking passenger activity.
Passenger air service also grew with CMH and LCK now offering nonstop flights to 50 destinations, more than prior to the pandemic. New routes announced in 2022 included service to Austin via
Southwest Airlines, and Breeze Airways announced new service to Providence, Orange County and Raleigh-Durham. A key route connecting Columbus with business and tourism opportunities returned with United Airlines resuming service to San Francisco. And CMH gained a new airline with Sun Country Airlines announcing service to Minneapolis. More…
The administration and staff of Buckeye Valley Schools are already preparing for the 2023-2024 academic year.
To that end they have planned Preschool Parent Events in February. If you have a child who will be between the ages of 3 and 5 during the next school year, or know of someone who does, be sure to check out the Buckeye Valley Preschool.
The 5-star program will be hosting a parent information night for interested families on Thursday, February 9 from 6-7 PM at both BV East in Ashley and BV West in Ostrander. More…
The City of Powell has announced its 2023 events schedule. Discover the charm of Powell’s shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas while treating your family to a summer of fun experiences when you attend a concert, festival, or Holiday celebration.
Events include Third Fridays on the Green, Powell Festival, the Memorial Day Parade, and the Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert Series.
“We want to welcome everyone to Powell,” said City Manager Andrew White. “When you attend one of our diverse special events, you can stroll through the downtown business district and enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, and shopping while taking advantage of the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).”
Each month, the City will host a themed 3rd Friday event with entertainment, music, and more. 2023 themes include a Chocolate Walk, St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold, Passport to Powell, and Police and Fire Night. More…
They are called “I Houses,” and while Delaware County has several of them there is reputedly only one located in Scioto Township.
The house at 9716 Fontanelle Road dates from 1858, and was built by William Hall Felkner, replacing a log home dating from twenty years earlier built by his father Jacob. The Felkners were early settlers in western Delaware County, coming from Tennessee.
The phrase “I House” is not an official term, but it is a widely accepted way to describe houses from the early to mid 19th century across the Midwest and South that follow a particular pattern. More…
The restaurant chain City Barbeque is opening its 12th central Ohio location next month in Delaware.
City Barbeque’s new restaurant will start serving February 6. The 3,567 square foot eatery is located at 1200 Sunbury Rd. in Delaware’s Glennwood Commons Shopping Center. Like all City Barbeque locations, the joint will smoke all meats on-site and serve the sides and desserts the brand’s fans have come to know.
The new restaurant features dine-in as well as a drive-thru, carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery.
Delaware’s City Barbecue, like other locations in the chain, will also begin catering events of all sizes and raise funds for local organizations and nonprofits. More…
Due to a shortage of bus drivers, Big Walnut Schools is making changes to its bus routes. The intermediate, middle, and high school routes will be combined, while most elementary routes will remain unchanged. However, there may be some adjustments made to a few elementary routes.
The new routes will start on Wednesday, February 1.
To facilitate this transition, the transportation module in PowerSchool is no longer available. As of Tuesday, the new times and stop locations are available in PowerSchool, but bus numbers will not yet be provided. Bus numbers for the new routes will be posted in PowerSchool this Friday.
Please note that all students in grades 5-12 will likely experience changes in their pickup times and locations. More…
Special to 1808Delaware
A nine-member Delaware Financial Review Task Force approved by City Council to examine the city’s financial outlook and fiscal challenges has released its findings and residents now have an opportunity to provide public comment on the draft report.
The City of Delaware is accepting public comment on the report until 5 pm on Feb. 22. Following the public comment period, any needed changes will be made to the document, and it will be presented to City Council for adoption.
The report and public comment form are viewable here.
The Task Force was formed in March 2022, upon passage of City Council Resolution 22-18. Nine members of the Delaware community, possessing a variety of expertise and backgrounds, volunteered and were appointed to serve on the Task Force. Its members were specifically charged with: More…
New Delaware County company Fabrisonic has announced its move to Lewis Center.
In a post on its website, company official Mark Norfolk shared:
“Just like the ultrasonic vibrations at the heart of our 3D metal printing technology, the Fabrisonic team has been doing some moving and shaking of our own.
Fabrisonic is excited to announce that we’ve moved to a new, larger, state-of-the-art facility in Lewis Center, Ohio. Fabrisonic has been incubated by EWI at its facility in Columbus, on the campus of The Ohio State University since 2011. As the business has grown, we’ve developed a need for additional space to expand and make room for more people, machines and expanded parts production. More…
Much has been written and will continue to be written about the extremely large investment being made in northwest Licking County by Intel. We have written about the ramifications of this development often in the year since that announcement was made.
The initial investment is more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading edge chip factories, designed to help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors.
As the largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history, the initial phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs, 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build, and support tens of thousands of additional local long-term jobs across a broad ecosystem of suppliers and partners.
The company has marked the anniversary by sharing both a name for the development and a set of plant renderings. More…
By Cole Hatcher
Actress-dancer-director Jasmine Guy will provide the closing address at Ohio Wesleyan University’s inaugural symposium to explore the artistic legacy of groundbreaking Black filmmaker and 1953 OWU graduate Melvin Van Peebles.
The winner of six consecutive NAACP Image Awards, Guy is well-known for her role as Whitley Gilbert on NBC-TV’s “A Different World” and for her works in films and mini-series including Spike Lee’s “School Daze, Eddie Murphy’s “Harlem Nights,” Alex Hailey’s “Queen,” and Debbie Allen’s “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” Guy will discuss the evolution of Black media, including television and film, during her 40 years as a performer.
The Ohio Wesleyan event will be held March 31 and April 1 on the university’s Delaware campus. It will feature screenings of several Van Peebles films, academic presentations about his work and its impact, and additional speakers including award-winning writer Wil Haygood, author of “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World,” and academic, author, and artist Simone Drake, an Ohio State University professor whose research focuses on how people of African descent in the Americas negotiate the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Drake also served as an editor of the book “Are You Entertained?: Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century.” More…