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Hand-Picked Delaware County News: Monday

21 Oct , 2019  

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 Monday

Hi 71º | 60% chance of rain | Cooler temps return later this week

Delaware Gazette:

Powell girls overcome obstacles
Downtown takes the cake

ThisWeek News:

Big Walnut board hopefuls speak to funding, growth
Nonprofit’s body-armor donation to Delaware County, Westerville honors fallen officers

Other:

Density debate focuses on yard sizes at Delaware forum

Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Density Discussion

21 Oct , 2019  

Delaware yard sizes at center of this week’s density divide – Columbus Business First

Bob Schottenstein is not impressed with big yards. The M/I Homes CEO spoke Saturday at a panel on density issues in Delaware County, attended by many local government officials. He said his company will sell close to 500 homes in Central Ohio this year, with average prices around $400,000, while it averages in the low $300,000s in Tampa, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Says Hello To DORA

21 Oct , 2019  

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) legislation was unanimously approved by Powell City Council during a recent meeting.

The DORA allows licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell alcohol at special times that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups. Powell’s DORA boundary is approximately 136 acres and includes an area running north/southfrom Ill Mannered Brewing Co. on Grace Drive to the southernmost part of Village Green Park, and east/west from Beech Ridge Drive to Monte Carlo. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Communities Continuing To Follow MORPC Trick Or Treat Resolution

21 Oct , 2019  

In 2014, local government members of MORPC passed a resolution to fix a unified trick or treat date for the region through 2019.

The date was set according to the following formula: More…

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History/Tourism

City Of Delaware Reportedly Planning To Demolish Endangered Historic Site

20 Oct , 2019  

The City of Delaware may be planning to demolish the historic Caretaker’s House at Oak Grove Cemetery soon, 1808Delaware has learned.

Earlier this year, the structure was named to the 2019 List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites by Preservation Ohio, the state’s oldest statewide historic preservation organization. In a press release, the organization stated, “The original plans for Delaware’s historic city cemetery called for this house to be built, the oldest portion of which dates to the 1850s. More…

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Liberty Township

LIberty Township Transfers Commercial Permit Processing

19 Oct , 2019  

Through the passage of two resolutions, the Liberty Township Board of Trustees has approved the dissolving of the Liberty Township Certified Building Sub-Department of the City of Powell, and transferred this function to the Delaware County Building Department effective on Saturday, October 19. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Polaris Retailers Looking For Holiday Help

19 Oct , 2019  

Several Polaris Fashion Place retailers are looking for seasonal holiday help and some are holding hiring events this month. Those include: More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Good Vibes, Great Voices

19 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University will host its seventh annual “A Cappellooza” voices-only showcase at 7 PM November 2 in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

This year’s performance is all about “Good Vibes,” focusing on the people, places, ideas, and possibilities that evoke positive, safe, and happy feelings,” said sophomore ZannaLee Carling-Sprewell, co-president of OWU’s Campus Programming Board, which hosts each year’s concert. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Trick Or Treat Down Main Street

19 Oct , 2019  

Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street! – Main Street Delaware

” All Events Join us downtown on the last Saturday of our Farmers’ Market in your Halloween best and enjoy treats (and maybe a few tricks) from all the Farmers’ Market vendors and participating downtown businesses! Pick up the list of participating businesses at the Main Street table the day of the event!

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Life in Delaware County

Lend A Hand, Make A Difference

19 Oct , 2019  

Make A Difference Delawarae County provides an opportunity to people of ages to gather together in the county’s largest day of volunteering.

On Saturday, October 26, everyone has the power to join with the Connections Volunteer Center and do something that improves the lives of antoher, no matter who you are or your abilities. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Reminder: Ohio’s Tobacco 21 Law Now In Effect

18 Oct , 2019  

Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law took effect this week, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.

It is now also illegal to give such products to others under the age of 21. More…

Life in Delaware County

Scholarship Fund Named After Past SourcePoint Employee, Volunteer

17 Oct , 2019  

SourcePoint’s enrichment center scholarship fund has been named the Edie Balser Scholarship Fund. Edith “Edie” Balser was dedicated to Delaware County seniors and began working at the Park Avenue Senior Citizens Center in 1992, prior to its transition to SourcePoint. She also volunteered for more than 50 years at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital. Balser passed away in August of this year. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Announces November Public Events Lineup

17 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Central Ohio Leaves Are Changing Color, ODNR Says

16 Oct , 2019  

Due to the warmer than normal temperatures, leaves are slowly starting their autumn color transformation, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). With cooler temperatures forecasted, those colors should soon appear statewide.

“Some fall color is developing slowly in pockets around the state,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “But with the onset of cooler temperatures, the fall colors of the season will soon emerge. Make sure to plan a trip out to one of our many state parks, nature preserves or forests to see the colors of the season – where there are no admission or parking fees. Locations like Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park and Mohican State Park/Forest, as well as preserves like Conkles Hollow, are stunning on a normal day, but when these places are draped with beautiful fall color, the experience is breathtaking.” More…

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Twitter

OWU Homecoming This Weekend

16 Oct , 2019