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THIS WEEK NEWS
The City of Delaware’s COVID-19 & Spring Flood Small Business Recovery Grant Program this week surpassed $50,000 in grants for local small business relief.
City Council approved the program May 26 and funded it with $100,000 from the City’s Economic Development Reserve fund. The grant program provides an outright reimbursement for eligible local businesses dealing with the one-two punch of the pandemic and the May floods. More…
With the cancellation of local Fourth of July activities, including the annual concert on the lawn at OWU, we thought you might enjoy this short excerpt from last year’s event.
Ahhhhhhh! Well Delaware, how did you like that? Let us know!! T minus 20 minutes for the fireworks. @Delaware_Ohio @DelCoEMA @DCS_Pacers @MainStreetDel @DelawareOhioPD @centralohiosym pic.twitter.com/DW5b1YZEGD
— Delaware City FD (@DelawareOhioFD) July 5, 2019
As the summer progresses, additional venues open to allow Delaware Countians and all Ohioans more options for enjoying the warm weather. This is certainly true for the area’s outdoor parks, where social distancing can be easily practiced.
Preservation Parks has announced the opening of additional areas to accommodate visitors. More…
By: MahoningMatters Staff; 1808Delaware
In response to the statewide spike in coronavirus cases, Ohio will adopt a county-by-county strategy for containing the virus.
Govenor Mike DeWine announced Thursday the state’s implementation of a Public Health Advisory System. It consists of four levels, and levels are determined by seven indicators: More…
By: ODOT District Six; 1808Delaware
ODOT District Six 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.
Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 5. More…
The Governor of Ohio began his Thursday COVID-19 briefing with a look ahead — specifically, at the 2020-2021 school year that grows closer each day.
DeWine took the opportunity to unveil newly released guidance for school districts as they make plans for the new school year, laying out both requirements and what DeWine referred to as “strong recommendations.”. The State of Ohio also issued the new “Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts”to provide additional guidance (can be accessed below). More…
Ohio Wesleyan University politics and government professor James Franklin, Ph.D., says the widespread protests set off by George Floyd’s killing have the potential to create “the broad and persistent public pressure needed” to force police reform in the United States and beyond.
Franklin, whose research interests involve human rights and developing countries, shares his thoughts in a new article, “Protesting Against Oppression,” published June 25 in the online magazine Political Violence at a Glance.
In the article, he draws upon his latest research, “Human Rights on the March: Repression, Oppression, and Protest in Latin America,” published separately this spring in the academic journal International Studies Quarterly. More…
Think Christmas light displays but with a distinctly patriotic theme.
It’s “Lights of Liberty,” running each night through Sunday at the Westerville Sports Complex.
Each evening, between 9 PM and 11 PM, drive through the display of a digital light show synchronized to music streamed through a dedicated radio station. More…
United Way of Delaware County’s Covid-19 Community Relief Fund, established just one day after local schools closed in March, has now raised and granted more than $300,000 in emergency assistance to organizations serving the community.
A total of $306,067 has been raised through a combination of gifts from residents, service clubs, foundations, corporations and local governments. Of the funds raised, 100% have been invested in local community programs. More…
The City of Westerville has unveiled the latest edition of the Westerville Community Recreation Guide, which was mailed to residents the week of June 28.
A limited number of copies will be available beginning July 1 to the public at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. and City Hall, 21 S. State St.
No Fireworks… No Problem! Since we can't be together on the 4th, stop by 24 E. Winter St. and take your photo with sidewalk fireworks, compliments of the Central Ohio Symphony! Have a safe July 4th weekend!#firstfridayathome #unityandcommunity Main Street Delaware, Inc. pic.twitter.com/5Z4g3WrBRI
— CentralOhioSymphony (@centralohiosym) June 30, 2020