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By 1808Delaware, Ohio Arts Council
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,479,247 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.
Nine of those grants are for Delaware County projects. More…
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By: ODOT District6; 1808Delaware
ODOT District 6 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County and Franklin County.
Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 25. More…
Special to 1808Delaware
Westerville Division of Police (WPD) K9 Bruno has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bruno’s vest is sponsored by Greg Nobis of Delaware and is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Cooper.” Bruno serves alongside handler Officer Khyrell Baggoo.
This is the second vest provided to a WPD K9 by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. In 2018, the nonprofit donated a vest to K9 Fiji, who retired in 2020. More…
The time is here for the Terry Hummel Memorial Youth Fishing Derby.
This Saturday, July 24 from 8 AM to 12 Noon, American Legion Post 457 will welcome dozens of kids anxious to learn the art of fishing.
For many kids, the event provides their first exposure to the sport.
It’s the ideal environment in which to learn –equipment and bait will be provided, as will a free lunch and drinks. More…
It’s called the “Rapid5 Project,” and if implemented it could transform central Ohio in a major way.
The new initiative, an effort of MORPC and the Urban Land Institute in Columbus, was the focus of a presentation this week at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
And while the Rapid5 Project is centered on Franklin County, its supporting documents suggest that southern Delaware County will be very much impacted by its provisions, which concentrate on improving links between communities, greenways, and five key waterways, labeled Scioto, Olentangy, Alum Creek, Big Walnut, and Big Darby. More…
Special to 1808Delaware
More and more Ohioans are walking and biking as a way to travel, either by choice or necessity. However, recent trends in safety, health, and demographics highlight the urgent need for safer, accessible, and more convenient options for walking and biking in communities across the state. In an effort to combat these trends and spur more strategic investment in infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Ohio Department of Transportation is launching the first-of-its-kind Walk.Bike.Ohio plan. This plan was constructed based on input from local government partners, state agencies, and the public.
“Nearly one out of every 10 Ohio households does not have access to a motor vehicle, meaning active transportation options like walking and bicycling are necessary to meet basic needs,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “When we ensure that walking and biking are safe, convenient, and accessible options – everybody wins. The Walk.Bike.Ohio plan puts us on the right path to do that.” More…
Special to 1808Delaware
COTA will host two public hearings on potential changes to COTA’s fare policies. COTA reviews fares every three years. The hearings will be held:
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 Noon
There are now three ways to attend and participate. More…
Things continue to bustle during a warm and sometimes wet Ohio summer, particularly in the Delaware area.
The following are concerts, festivals, and other events taking place between now and the end of July. Click on any of these to get more information. 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…
By Cole Hatcher
Exciting news this week in higher education in Ohio!
Ohio Wesleyan University is part of a new consortium that will bring together 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges across Ohio to create pathways for community college students to earn four-year bachelor’s degrees in English, psychology, and biology.
The new “Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts” is being created with leadership from The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and funded with a newly awarded grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. More…