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Delaware County News: Wednesday

12 May , 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).

Weather for Wednesday

Hi 60º | 10% chance of precipitation

DELAWARE GAZETTE

DORA set to become permanent staple

Returning to new normal in Genoa Township

Leadership group assists DPHD

THISWEEK NEWS

Fare Share: Guzmans’ The Original Pancake House is one of many small businesses powering through pandemic

Celebrate the Arts: 2021 Westerville writing contest winners announced

OTHER

Stone Foltz family sues fraternity, 20 others over son’s BGSU hazing death


History/Tourism

New At The Zoo

12 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Committed to Efforts Offering Engaging, Inclusive Guest Experiences for All

Spring has arrived, which means there’s more to do than ever at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! From marveling at the diverse animal species roaming in the expansive Heart of Africa savanna to enjoying rides and other engaging attractions, the Columbus Zoo offers guests a wide variety of experiences. And, thanks to collaborations with different organizations and dedicated individuals within our Central Ohio community, the Zoo has continued to expand its inclusion efforts to help provide guests of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy what the Zoo has to offer. More…

History/Tourism

Historical Society Receives Grant To Digitize Delaware Newspaper

12 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Across Ohio, historical societies and museums are putting the past into digital form.

Through these efforts, photos and important paper documents are being stored in the most up-to-date format possible, thereby increasing the likelihood that they will survive long into the future.

These projects are promoted by the Ohio Local History Alliance (OHLA), which makes grants available to members each year with a maximum cap of $2,500. Collections which are chosen for digitization are those with local and/or statewide significance. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Engineer Updates As Of May 11

11 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware now shares road closure and other update notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman.

Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.

Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Preservation Parks Profiles Park Construction Projects

11 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s already a busy year for Preservation Parks.

Several construction projects are transforming individual parks through enhancements and, in at least two cases, completely new attractions.

The five projects currently featured on its website include:

Char-Mar Ridge Parking Lot Expansion & Paving – The project will add an additional 38 spaces to the existing parking lot, including three new ADA compliant spaces. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Parsons Avenue Bakery Expanding To Polaris

10 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware Countians with a sweet tooth will soon have another option for satisfying that craving.

J’s Sweet Treats is coming to Polaris Fashion Place Mall.

According to its website, the operation started as a pop-up and then a full fledged bakery on Parsons Avenue in Columbus. The new bakery will be located in the former Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location at Polaris.

J’s specializes in edible art, luxury wedding cakes, custom smash cakes, and more. More…

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Life in Delaware County

There’s Great Fishing In Delaware County, ODNR Says

10 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The fishing is good in Delaware County!

How good, you ask? Consider the fact that when the Ohio Department of Natural Resources set out to identify the top three FishOhio locations for largemouth bass, saugeye, and crappie, only one location appeared on all three lists.

Delaware County’s Alum Creek Lake.

Hoover Reservoir and Delaware Lake also made an appearance on the top ten lists. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Grady Memorial Hospital Earns ‘A’ Safety Rating

9 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

OhioHealth has announced that seven OhioHealth hospitals achieved the highest A rating in the Leapfrog Spring 2021 hospital safety grades, the only hospital rating system focused exclusively on safety.

OhioHealth hospitals with an A grade include OhioHealth Marion General Hospital.

An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your communities should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but these OhioHealth hospitals show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware County: OWU Student Observatory

9 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In 1896, the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed a substantial new addition — a wonderful observatory constructed, according to a college catalogue of the time, “…after the most approved modern ideas.”

The building was the idea of noted OWU Professor Hiram Mills Perkins, himself an institution and one of the foremost academic astronomers of this day. He was so esteemed as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy that the building was soon referred to as Perkins Observatory.

Perkins taught at OWU from 1873 to 1907. You can read more about Perkins here. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 9

8 May , 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.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on May 9. More…

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Delaware

Council To Hear About Proposed DORA Changes

8 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

At its meeting this coming Monday evening, Delaware City Council will hear an update on the City’s Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) program.

That overview will include suggestions for changes for 2021.

Under consideration will be a proposal to expand the types of alcoholic beverages which can be consumed during a DORA event, as well as boundaries and hours changes. Based on experiences the City has had over three years of the project, the following is proposed: More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

2021 Latham Scholars Announced At OWU

7 May , 2021  

The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected six students for its 2021 class of Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars.

The new Latham Scholars will take special classes, receive funds to support an internship, and develop their own entrepreneurial venture as they prepare themselves to become the next generation of business trailblazers. More…

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