1808Delaware

Delaware County News: Weekend

17 Apr , 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).

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DELAWARE GAZETTE

Mayor: Levy is investment in city

BV board approves construction projects

THISWEEK NEWS

Delaware Hayes Roundup: Pacers boys volleyball team dealing with transition season

Girls Basketball: Olentangy Braves tab John Ballmer as next coach

OTHER

Fatal Police Shooting At Westerville Hospital Caught On Officer Bodycams

Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Police Awarded Advanced Accreditation With Excellence

17 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Powell Police Department has been an accredited police agency since 2002 through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

In 2020, the Police Department went through the assessment process and was awarded with the Advanced Accreditation for Law Enforcement with Excellence during CALEA’s virtual hearing on Friday, March 26.

“The process of CALEA Accreditation begins with a rigorous self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices and processes against internationally accepted public safety standards,” said W. Craig Hartley, Jr., the executive director for CALEA. “CALEA Accreditation is a continuous process and serves as the foundation for a successful, well managed, transparent, community-focused public safety agency.” More…

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History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Klais Organ In Gray Chapel, OWU

17 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The term “landmark” can certainly be applied to things other than buildings. A relatively new object can also be a landmark, depending on the context.

A good case in point is the magnificent Rexford Keller Memorial Organ in University Hall’s Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

The instrument, built and installed in 1980 by the Klais organ company in Bonn, Germany, is a four manual, tracker action organ with 82 ranks, 55 stops, and 4,644 pipes. It is the largest of the 12 Klais organs in the United States; as it so happens, one of the others is also in Delaware at Asbury United Methodist Church. More…

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OWU

OWU Grad, Retired U.N. Official To Speak On Nation’s Role in the World

17 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

During more than 22 years working for the United Nations, Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Stephen Tull, Ph.D., completed assignments in Afghanistan, Chad, Kazakhstan, Russia, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslavia.

Tull, a member of OWU’s Class of 1982, will share his insights on “The Role of the U.S. in the World: How Others See Us” during a free Zoom lecture at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 20. For access to the lecture, visit owu.edu/Tull.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Tull was a double-major in Math and Philosophy and a double-minor in Political Science and Physics. He spent a semester in Yugoslavia during his senior year and became fascinated with the country’s history and diversity. The overseas experience set him on a path to become a Yugoslav specialist during its breakup and subsequent wars. More…

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Delaware County

Do You Recognize This Person?

16 Apr , 2021  

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is in need of your help.

On Thursday, the office posted the photo below of an unidentified woman who is wanted for questioning in an alleged theft.

Contact information is included below.

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Life in Delaware County

House GOP Spending Plan Includes 2% Personal Income Tax Cut

16 Apr , 2021  

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press

Ohioans would receive a 2% personal income tax cut and the state would fund schools in a more equitable fashion under the latest version of the state budget introduced Tuesday by House Republicans.

The 2% cut would amount to $380 million in reduced taxes over two years beginning July 1, and is on top of $120 million in reduced taxes brought on by recently passed legislation that aligns Ohio tax code with federal law, according to majority GOP lawmakers.

The budget also provides previously announced $155 million in grants to help industries negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More…

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Delaware

What Should Be The Future For Downtown Delaware?

16 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware, the City of Delaware, and Delaware County have joined to create a Strategic Action Plan for downtown Delaware.

The finished product will serve as a guide for the downtown area for the coming years. It is also an opportunity to bring together downtown stakeholders (property owners, business owners, professionals, residents), boosters, and city residents to create that vision.

The first step is actually yours! More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Public Health Announces COVID Clinic Schedule; Volunteers Sought

15 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware Public Health District has announced dates and locations for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics beginning on April 14.

These clinics, which are not walk-in and require and appointment, will be held on Wedesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on the following basis:

Wednesdays: Powell City Hall, 47 Hall Street, Powell — Walk-thru

Thursdays: SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware — Walk-thru More…

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Life in Delaware County

Still Time To Register For Birds, Blooms & Breakfast

15 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

If you hurry, you can still beat the registration deadline for “Birds, Blooms & Breakfast” at the Stratford Ecological Center.

At the event you can enjoy an early May bird concert of sounds while walking the trails in small groups, each led by experienced birders. It’s the ideal time of year to enjoy the birds as well as the amazing wildflowers there.

Coffee, sweet treats, and boxed breakfast will be served. There are two serving times. For current biders, the “Prime Time” session is advised — 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. For more novice birders and those who don’t like to rise at the crack of dawn, the “Not Quite Ready for Prime Time” contingent takes place from 8:15 AM to 10:10 AM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MTSO Hosts Celebration Of Arts That Promote Social Justice

15 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Methodist Theological School in Ohio will bring together visual and performing artists for a two-day event centered on the ways social justice is promoted through the arts. “The Art of Justice: A Multi-Genre Celebration of the Arts Within Social justice Movements,” will take place virtually over two days: noon to 4PM on April 30 and 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on May 1. This special event is cosponsored by two MTSO initiatives, the Theological Commons and the Anti-Racism Task Force.

“The Art of Justice” will showcase music, poetry and visual arts through performances, workshops and scholar-led conversation. Presenters and performers include visual artist David Butler (pictured above), folk singer Bill Cohen, poet (and MTSO alum) Barbara Fant, and singer Paisha Thomas. More…

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Westerville

Flushing Those Hydrants!

14 Apr , 2021  

Westerville is getting serious about its hydrants.

The City’s Hydrant Flushing Program will run around the clock in order to flush the more than 2,471 hydrants in the City’s system. All hydrants are flushed once a year to help clear the water lines of particulates that may build up over time. Crews also check the hydrants and valves for any operational issues which need to be addressed in order to keep the hydrants in good working order.

Residents may notice a brownish tint to their water after the hydrants in their neighborhood have been flushed. If so, run the water through a tap for a few minutes and it should clear up. Residents may also want to run their washer through a rinse cycle once before doing laundry. More…

Schools

DACC April Board Meeting On Thursday

14 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; DACC

The DACC April Board Meeting will be held on April 15 at 6:30 PM in the DACC Board Room. Click here to access the address and directions to DACC.

The Board of Education meets throughout the year to review the strategic direction of the Delaware Area Career Center and continuously look for areas of improvement. Information about current

Board Members and minutes of past meetings can be found on the Board of Education page. More…

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