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Delaware County News: Wednesday

22 Sep , 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 78º| 10% chance of precipitation | Beautiful, mostly cloudy week ahead

DELAWARE GAZETTE

Sunbury Services Commission tackles streets, trees, lights
Arts festival aiming for 2021 return

THISWEEK NEWS

Delaware family discovers family WWII heirloom tucked away in a box

Life in Delaware County

First Of Ohio’s Deer Hunting Seasons Starts Saturday

22 Sep , 2020  

Hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 archery season when it opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Approximately 375,000 people hunt deer in Ohio, making it the most sought-after animal in the state.

“Ohio hunters can expect another fantastic year of deer hunting,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We have some additional public land hunting opportunities and welcome all hunters. In addition, the new HuntFish OH mobile app provides hunters more flexibility to report their harvest, and offers additional resources while people are in the field. We are looking forward to another safe and successful season.”

Ohio’s 2020-2021 deer seasons include: More…

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Sunbury

Sunbury Holding Open House For Trail Extension

22 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Village of Sunbury will be holding an open house for the purpose of seeking public comment on a proposed extension of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Trail.

The event will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 23 on the first floor of the Town Hall at 51 East Cherry Street.

The proposal would continue an approximately 1000 foot segment of the trail from West Granville Street south through Old Orchard Park to the new high school. The trail connects the Community Library with the Fallen Heroes Memorial, dedicated in 2007. More…

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Schools, Westerville

Think Child Safety As In Person Learning Returns

22 Sep , 2020  

Westerville City Schools transitioned to a Blended Learning Model on Monday, meaning children and adults will again be walking and bicycling to school.

With this in mind, the City of Westerville has shared the following message:

As such, Westerville Division of Police (WPD) will conduct targeted enforcement in school zones. WPD recommends the following tips to help keep Westerville students safe: More…

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Delaware

Delaware Council Committee Considers CARES Funding

22 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

During Monday’s meeting of the Finance Committee of Delaware City Council, the body considered a request by Finance Director Justin Nahvi related to the receipt of CARES Act monies to the City.

Nahvi first shared with Council an overview both of receipts to date as well as news of a potential third round of CARES funding that would, if approved, create a set of questions about those monies would be spent.

So far, the City of Delaware has received two rounds of CARES money. Round 1, received in July, amounted to $750,116; at that time, Nahvi submitted an ordinance to establish the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which included an appropriation to spend those dollars. More…

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Sports

OSU 2020 Football Schedule Announced

21 Sep , 2020  

It’s a subject of great interest to many Richland Countians.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will now kick off their eight-game regular season on Oct. 24 with a home game at Ohio Stadium against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Big Ten Conference released its new 2020 fall football schedule on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Big Ten’s 2020 football campaign of games had previously been modified to reflect conference-only games on Aug. 5, and then was postponed entirely by the league on Aug. 11 because of uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A return to competition was announced by the Big Ten on Sept. 16. More…

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Sports

It’s Jug Week In Delaware

21 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a way different Little Brown Jug and Delaware County Fair Week in Delaware.

The 75th running of the Jug, as well as the rest of the Delaware Grand Circuit harness racing meet, will be conducted without spectators. It will be available to watch online, however, through the Little Brown Jug’s simulcast network.

As locals know well, Thursday’s Little Brown Jug is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers.

The Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association will broadcast the action on their Facebook page. Please visit OHHA.com for additional information. More…

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1808Delaware

Under The Hood: Delaware County News: We Love Playing Santa Claus

21 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Here’s another post in our short series that we’re calling “Under the Hood.”

Last week, we started with a look at our Delaware County News section on 1808Delaware. Specifically, we shared the process of how we select media posts to link to each morning.

We continue today with a look at why Richland News is a part of this site, and why we believe that this part of what makes us unique also makes us an invaluable resource for Delaware Countians.

As we do so, we’re going to name drop by referring to, of all people, Santa Claus. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 20

20 Sep , 2020  

By: ODOT District Six; 1808Delaware

ODOT District Six 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 September 20. More…

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Schools

Delaware County 7th Grader Named STEM Competition National Finalist

20 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1808Delaware

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public have announced the 30 finalists in the 10th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition.

The finalists will compete in the first ever Virtual Broadcom MASTERS from October 16-October 21 where they will participate in a rigorous virtual competition that leverages Project-based Learning to test and demonstrate their mastery of 21st Century skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in each of the STEM areas.

The 30 finalists include Joshua Cox, a 7th grader at Buckeye Valley Middle School. His project is Lift Off! Finding Rockets Using Sound Waves. More about Joshua and the other finalists can be found here. More…

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Life in Delaware County

State Of Ohio Talks Halloween And Coronavirus

19 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1808Delaware

On Friday, the State of Ohio issued guidance for Ohio communities and families related to trick or treating and other Halloween events.

The communication began as follows:

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead for Halloween festivities. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by local communities, individuals, and parents/ guardians.

Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community, and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in your county before making decisions about Halloween activities. Some communities may choose to cancel Halloween events, so check with local sources before making plans. More…

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