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Delaware County News: Friday

3 Dec , 2021  

Each day, 1808Delaware collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Delaware County. For tweets from over 100 local sources, visit Delaware County Tweets (left sidebar on desktop, scroll down on mobile). A “$” signifies that the site requires payment to access stories.

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Delaware

Delaware’s Home For The Holidays Begins Today

3 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” weekend will feature the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Dec. 3, a shopping open house and “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt on Dec. 4, and the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.

The three-day event begins Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Friday evening of family-friendly fun that includes: More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Page Highlights Products Made In Ohio

2 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Ohio Department of Development is encouraging Ohioans to shop local, shop Ohio, and support the thousands of small businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy.

“Small businesses deserve our support, and by shopping local, you are helping fellow Ohioans, their families, and communities,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Our small business owners are passionate, dedicated, and proud to represent the best of Ohio.”

To help in your search, Development and TourismOhio are promoting a new webpage on Ohio.org to highlight products made in Ohio. The Made in Ohio page lists nearly 800 companies in categories such as apparel, snack foods, coffee, décor, and furniture. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Has New City Clerk

1 Dec , 2021  

Powell City Council has appointed Amy Deere to serve as the new City Clerk.

Deere most recently served with the city of Urbana as the Clerk of Council. Previously, she served as the Executive Legal Secretary for the municipal prosecutor and as a victim advocate coordinator with the city of Urbana. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Demographic Center Moving Toward Delaware County

1 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Recently released figures from the US Census Bureau corroborate the fact that the center of the state’s economic activity is shifting.

The so-called “demographic center,” otherwise known as the population center of gravity, has been regularly moving down a line roughly paralleling US 42 for the last several years. The center is a theoretical point where the state would balance if each Ohioan weighed exactly the same.

In 2020, the movement placed the center almost exactly on the site of the village of Cardington in Morrow County, with Delaware County squarely in its sites. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Turkey Hunters Have Routine Success In 2021

30 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware and Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters across Ohio were less successful in 2021 in taking wild turkeys than in previous years, while local hunters’ efforts saw some success.

Ohio hunters checked 694 wild turkeys during the 2021 fall hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 2021 fall season was open in 70 counties from Saturday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 28.

The top 10 counties for wild turkeys taken during the fall 2021 hunting season include: Highland (29), Trumbull (29), Columbiana (27), Ashtabula (25), Stark (25), Coshocton (22), Tuscarawas (21), Guernsey (20), Clermont (19), and Knox (18). More…

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Life in Delaware County

NFI United Way Campaign Has Local Impact

30 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its annual United Way Workplace Campaign raised $372,552 – surpassing its goal by 16% and continuing NFI’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates.

One of those communities is right here in Delaware County.

To date, NFI has raised over $3.1 million for United Way agencies since 2009. More…

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History/Tourism

Delaware County Roots: The War Governor

29 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Over the last two centuries, Delaware County has produced a remarkable set of individuals who have led lives of discovery. This series will reveal short insights into the lives of the well-known and less commonly known people born here, or who lived here, and then went on to make significant contributions to state, regional, or national history.

The second Governor of the State of Kansas was a native Delaware Countian.

He was also someone so respected by his constituents that he earned the nickname, “The War Governor.”

His name was Thomas Carney, and he was born in 1824 near Berkshire. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Zoo And Aquarium Earns Accreditation From Alliance Of Marine Mammal Parks And Aquariums

29 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced today that the Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), an international association and accrediting body specializing in marine mammals. Columbus Zoo leadership was notified of this prestigious achievement following a comprehensive two-day, on-site inspection of the Zoo’s manatee, polar bear, sea lion, and harbor seal facilities by a team of experienced zoological professionals. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning November 28

28 Nov , 2021  

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 November 28. More…

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Delaware

Going To Grandmother’s House? Call The City Of Delaware

28 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As the old song goes, ‘Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…”

Betcha didn’t know that the original version of that poem, to which the music was set, used “grandfather’s” instead of “grandmother’s!”

In either case, the period between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas is often a time for trips to visit family and friends in other parts of the state or country. When you do so, if you live in the city of Delaware, there’s something you might consider doing.

The City offers a Vacation House Check service which can put your mind somewhat at ease. More…

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History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Diadatus Keeler House

27 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

History records that Diadutus James Keeler, in addition to having a unique name, was an “enterprising man.”

Such a claim is borne out by the fact that after arriving from Vermont in 1819, he became an important farmer in Genoa Township and a recognized breeder of sheep and hogs.

Specifically, those would be fine-wooled sheep and China and Berkshire breeds of hogs.

Keeler was also one of the original elders of the Genoa Presbyterian Church More…

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