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Delaware County News: Thursday

19 May , 2022  

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). A “$” signifies that the site requires payment to access stories.

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Powell/Lewis Center

Ohio State Moves Forward On Powell Outpatient Care Center Project

20 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio State University is seeking Board of Trustees approval for $7.4 million in design and pre-construction services with an architectural firm for its new Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care Powell, scheduled to open in the Summer/Fall of 2025 in the city of Powell. A request for proposals will be released for preconstruction services with a Construction Manager.

If approved, the Powell location will join New Albany and Dublin as the third suburban facility to expand the reach of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The size and cost of Outpatient Care Powell has not yet been determined, but the interior and exterior designs will be consistent with the New Albany and Dublin buildings.

The $133.9M .9 million, 251,000-square-foot Outpatient Care New Albany opened in the summer of 2021, and the $161.2 million, 272,000-square-foot Outpatient Care Dublin is slated to open this summer. More…

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Business, Westerville

One Pizzeria Closes, Another Takes Its Place

19 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

A visit to the website of Yohan Pizza, a Westerville go-to place for fresh pizza and more, would not leave on with the impression that the business is in its last few days of operation.

Nevertheless that is the case, as the almost 30 year old restaurant will close soon as the current difficulty in finding labor continues to take its toll in the food industry.

An announcement on the shop’s Facebook page on Wednesday shared the news: “Yohan Pizza will be closing permanently. Our final day of operation will be May 28, 2022. Thanks to all of our customers. It has been a pleasure serving you.” More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Hamlet Under The Stars

19 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Welcome back to Summer Road Trips for 2022!

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Delaware County. For the first time in two years, we’re sharing events taking place in-person, although by all means please all ahead and verify what social distancing, masking, etc.

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

If you have never been to a presentation by The Actors’ Theatre at Schiller Park in Columbus’ German Village, you really will be in for a treat if you take this particular road trip. We at 1812Blockhouse have been there in years past, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. More…

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History/Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: US Route 42

18 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It may not be the most exciting federal highway in the country, but it does have an important local connection.

We’re talking about US 42, the 350 mile highway that stretches from northeast to southwest across Ohio, and which they scurries westward along the Ohio River through Kentucky.

The history of US 42 began in 1927, the year when previously numbered highways across the country were joined together and renumbered to create the official federal highway system. Along the track of US 42 from Cleveland to Louisville, four previously existing roads were joined together. More…

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Business

The Swimming Hen Surfaces This June

18 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The area’s newest culinary experience is officially opening its “doors” on June 14 at the Food Truck Depot in Delaware.

It’s “The Swimming Hen,” a new mobile food happening owned by three brothers and featuring the cuisine of chef Jason Compton. According to the company website, Compton “…attended public school in both Westerville and Worthington, and then followed his passions to Scottsdale, Arizona where he graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and Business Management from Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale. Following graduation, Jason returned to Columbus where he began his culinary journey.”

The main fare at the food truck will be by the piece, half, or whole fried chicken served in either Crispy or Nashville Hot style. Side dishes, another key part of the menu, include collard greens, potato salad, hand cut fries, and corn bread with honey butter.

You can find The Swimming Hen online at their website (which features a complete menu and an updated location finder for the truck), Instagram, and Facebook.

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History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Limestone Vale

17 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a piece of Pennsylvania-inspired architecture sitting in the middle of Ohio, and one can easily see why pioneer settler Daniel Stout chose this location on which to build.

Limestone Vale, which consists of a limestone house and stone end barn, was built in the 1850s along what is now Olentangy River Road. It remains in much the condition and setting it enjoyed when constructed.

The unique barn is one of four that survive along the Olentangy dating from before 1860. It is the only one of those to be paired with a stone farmhouse. More…

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Westerville

Westerville DORA Grows, Hours Expand

17 May , 2022  

By1808Delaware

One economic development tool which is relatively new to Ohio but catching on quickly is the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA.

With a DORA, a community can create a limited exception to outdoor container laws, including as to location and duration, where alcohol can be sold to adults in marked cups and consumed within it boundaries.

A handful of Delaware County cities have tried out DORAs with relatively good success. In one instance, Westerville, that success has allowed City leaders to increase it in size and scope. More…

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History/Tourism

Columbus Zoo And Aquarium Celebrates 50 Years Of Zoofari

16 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

It’s a golden celebration you won’t want to miss! On June 18, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be marking the 50th year of Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank.

For one special night of the year at the Columbus Zoo, adults ages 21 years and older can explore the park from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. while enjoying delicious food, signature cocktails and live music—all to benefit the Zoo’s conservation education programs.

This year’s fundraiser will take place throughout most of the Zoo and will feature signature dishes from nearly area restaurants and establishments, adult beverages and soft drinks and multiple stages featuring bands that have been popular over the years at this event. More…

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Life in Delaware County

World’s Greatest Trumpeter To Help Symphony Close Current Season

16 May , 2022  

World renowned musician Pacho Flores, considered by many to be the greatest trumpet player today, and a performance of Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer, will close out the Central Ohio Symphony’s 43rd season, presented through the PNC Arts Alive initiative.

Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos and the musicians of the Central Ohio Symphony will take the stage on May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel Auditorium, located on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

This concert was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic. Those tickets are still valid. Symphony Executive Director Warren W. Hyer said that seat assignments might have changed so ticketholders should call the office to check their proper seats. More…

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