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Delaware County News: Wednesday

3 Jun , 2020  

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).

Weather for Wednesday
Hi 86º | 90% chance of precipitation | Chance of late afternoon/evening thunderstorm

DELAWARE GAZETTE

Active COVID-19 cases in county now stand at 51
Body of missing man recovered in Alum Creek
Downtown vigil included long moment of silence
Subdivision to be built on old golf course

THIS WEEK NEWS

Westerville

Westerville Council Issues Statement To Community

3 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff; City of Westerville

During Tuesday evening’s meeting of Westerville City Council, members were asked to join in a joint statement to the community in response to events nationwide and locally in the last week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

After the proposed statement was read, several members remarked on the appropriateness of the measure and their complete agreement with the same. After it was adopted unanimously, City Manager David Collinsworth and Police Chief Charles Chandler continued that line of discussion in reviewing Division of Police Operations and the status of protests and rallies in Westerville; we will have that story tomorrow on 1808Delaware. More…

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Business

Grief Declares Second Quarter Dividends

3 Jun , 2020  

Greif, Inc., a world leader in industrial packaging products and services based in Delaware, announced Tuesday that its Board of Directors has declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.44 per share on its Class A Common Stock, and $0.66 per share on its Class B Common Stock.

The dividends are payable on July 1, to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 18. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Renovation Project Underway On OWU Campus

3 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

At the same time that financial pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in planned budget cuts at Ohio Wesleyan University, there is clear evidence that the school is moving at the same time to prepare for the future.

The large-scale project to renovate Branch Rickey Arena, for instance, home to the Battling Bishop wrestling, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams, is well underway. More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seeking Library Board Appointee

2 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a resident of Delaware County District Library service area who is interested in the future of our library system. This public board consists of seven (7) members who each serve a seven-year term. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to serve an unexpired term ending on December 31, 2023. More…

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Business, Delaware

Applications Coming In For New City Grant Program

2 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

It’s still the consensus of Delaware City Council that the new Business Assistance Grant Program is a great idea.

They just need a bit more time to put all of the pieces in place.

During Council’s Virtual Work Session held on Monday evening, the measure was up for consideration on a second reading. Assistant City Manager Kyle Kridler that the wording of the ordinance has not changed since its first reading on May 26, and that it is clear that the word is getting out about the new program. City Economic Development Director Sean Hughes shared with Council that eight applications have been received to date. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Provost Appointed

1 Jun , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University has appointed Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., as its provost, the senior officer overseeing OWU’s academic offerings and operations, including The OWU Connection.

Crowley currently is the interim assistant vice president for academic affairs and an English professor at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She will join Ohio Wesleyan on July 1.

“The opportunity to lead Ohio Wesleyan University’s academic program as our next provost attracted an exceptional pool of accomplished and capable candidates, but Dr. Crowley really stood out for the search committee,” said Robert Harmon, Ph.D., chair of the search committee and chair of the OWU Department of Physics and Astronomy. “Her emphasis on the importance of community, her understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today, and her creative systems-based approach to problem-solving make us certain that she is the right person for this role.” More…

Life in Delaware County

County Census Response Rate Remains Strong

1 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

Today, we share our regular look at the rate at which Delaware Countians have been playing their part in the 2020 US Census.

As it turns out, the local response has been strong, with Delaware County having the third highest participation rate of any Ohio county.

On April 1, known as “Census Day” as the official count takes place on that date, the national rate of census returns was 36.2%, with Ohio’s pegged at 39.3%. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan Issues Statement On George Floyd Death

31 May , 2020  

On Saturday, Ohio Wesleyan University issued a statement on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath.

It reads:

“Everyone deserves to be safe and protected, to be valued as an individual, to be respected, and not to be persecuted because of the color of their skin, the language they speak, the religion they practice, or the person they love. Now is the time for our nation to unite to support diversity, equity, and inclusion for all and to reject hatred and prejudice in their many insidious forms. More…

Sports

Ohio House Passes Sports Betting Bill

31 May , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow Ohioans to place bets on sports.

The bill passed 83-10. It now heads to the Ohio Senate, which has been working on a similar proposal with a different regulatory body and lower tax rate.

The House bill would give oversight responsibilities to the state Lottery, while the Senate bill gives oversight to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. More…

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1808Delaware

1808Delaware Continuing, Launching New Series This Summer

31 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

As we continue our official opening here at Delaware County’s first digital, independent, and locally-focused news site, we are continually working on ways to expand our coverage.

We thought that we would share with you some of our plans for the next several weeks.

Over the last few months, we have initiated a couple of new series here on 1808Delaware. We will be continuing with our “Landmarks of Delaware County” and our “Delaware on the Map” collections this summer, each looking at additional aspects of the county’s past. And, as attractions and venues begin to reopen, we are hoping to revisit our “Summer Road Trip” look at places to visit within easy driving distance. More…

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