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Delaware County News: Monday

20 Jan , 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 Monday
Hi 27º | 10% chance of precipitation | Warming to the 40s by Thursday

Delaware Gazette:

Hayes squad takes part in mock trial
Big Walnut Local Schools to seek operating renewal
Historical speaker covers county bridges
Traffic calming measures approved by Delaware City Council
County library branches to celebrate MLK

ThisWeek News:

Delaware

Proposed Storefront Changes To Downtown Building To Be Reviewed

20 Jan , 2020  

At its meeting later this week, the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission will be reviewing proposed storefront alterations to a 140 to 150 year old commercial building at 67 North Sandusky Street.

Through an informal review, the Commission can comment on proposals before they actually come for an official vote. In most cases, such as this one, the information provided by the applicant includes a recommendation from the City’s planning staff. In this case, the recommendation is for eventual project approval. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Catch An Exhibit At The Ross Art Museum

20 Jan , 2020  

Current Exhibits

The human figure has been one of the most intriguing and prominent subjects throughout the history of art. In selecting the works for this exhibit, we sought cohesive reflections between the two dimensional works from the museum’s collection and three dimensional works by contemporary ceramicists.

Life in Delaware County

Bitter Cold Snap Hits For Holiday; Shelter Open

20 Jan , 2020  

Fortunately, most commemorations of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day take place inside in this part of the country, as some of the coldest weather of the season has settled over central Ohio.

This is the Buckeye State, however, which means that it won’t be lasting for long. More…

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Life in Delaware County

One Killed, Trooper Injured In Two Friday Night Crashes

19 Jan , 2020  

46-year-old man killed in two-vehicle crash in Delaware County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one man dead in Delaware County.

Trooper injured at crash that has I-71 northbound closed near Gemini Place

An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was injured and a section of Interstate 71 northbound near Gemini Place was closed Friday night in one of several crashes believed to be weather-related.The trooper was on the scene of an accident reported about 10:10 p.m.

Business

Greif Recognized For Social Responsibility

19 Jan , 2020  

Delaware County-based Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced on Friday that it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.

In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an “A” rating in sustainability performance. The “A” rating reflects Greif’s concerted efforts towards reducing the Company’s environmental impact and advancing responsible business practices. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Arts Organizations Receive Federal Grant Funding

18 Jan , 2020  

Twenty-five Ohio arts organizations, including one based in Delaware County, have been awarded federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works and Challenge America grant programs, the National Endowment for the Arts announced in a media release on Wednesday.

The Ohio awards total $525,000, with individual grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 to support arts programs and initiatives throughout the state. More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Members Of The ‘Saved By The Belt’ Club

18 Jan , 2020  

Lewis Center mom, son join “Saved by the Belt” Club

Lewis Center residents Colleen A. Restivo and her son, Austin Restivo, joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club Friday. The Restivos joined the club after their safety belts saved them from sustaining life-threatening injuries in a crash on South Old State and Hollenback roads last October.

Business

High Rating Assigned To City Bonds

18 Jan , 2020  

According to a release by Moody’s Investors Service, the firm has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Delaware’s $14.1 million General Obligation (Limited Tax) Capital Facilities Refunding Bonds, Series 2020. Following the sale, the city will have approximately $53 million of rated GOLT debt outstanding. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Veterans IDs Provided At Upcoming Military Appreciation Night

17 Jan , 2020  

The popular Delaware County Veterans ID program will travel to the Annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday, January 24, at Olentangy Orange High School. Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan, who launched the program in March 2014, will be onsite during the event, recording certificates of release or discharge from active duty — also known as “DD214” forms — and then issuing Document Identification cards to qualified veterans. More…

Life in Delaware County

Columbus Police Seeking This Man

17 Jan , 2020  

Columbus police searching for man accused of showing explicit images to 11-year-old girls

The Columbus Division of Police is asking the public for help to identify a male suspect accused of pandering obscenity involving a minor. On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at approximately 4:32 pm police were dispatched to the Best Buy store located at 1375 Polaris Parkway on a call of an unknown adult male subject who had approached two 11-year-old girls that were standing at a cell phone kiosk looking at the display.

History/Tourism

In Our Backyard: State Tourism Unveils 2020 Winter Travel Inspiration

17 Jan , 2020  

In the “In Our Backyard” series, 1808Delaware highlight attractions and events within easy driving distance of Delaware Countians. In this instance, several of them, including ones very close to home.

Ohio’s wintry temperatures, majestic snowfalls and seasonal scenery invite visitors to experience some of the “coolest” activities of wintertime – and the new Winter in Ohio microsite provides locals and visitors alike a free, easy-to navigate tool for planning the perfect winter escape. More…

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Business

Large Social Services Nonprofit Reportedly Moving To Delaware County

16 Jan , 2020  

Columbus Business First reported on Wednesday that the second largest social services nonprofit in Central Ohio, Ohio Living, is moving to Delaware County.

Formerly located at 1001 Kingsmill Parkway in Columbus, the new location will be in 24,000 square feet of office space at 9200 Worthington Road off of Polaris Parkway. The move would bring some 115 jobs to the area, the report shared. More…

Life in Delaware County

New Preserve Will Link To Delaware County Bike Trail

16 Jan , 2020  

New Licking County preserve will connect Ohio to Erie Trail, Knox County trail

Licking County commissioners have approved the purchase of a 40-acre plot of farmland near Centerburg that will link the Ohio to Erie bike trail between Delaware and Knox counties. The land will become the Newell Recreation Preserve and will feature walking trails and wetland preservation.

Life in Delaware County

OWU Planning A Fabulous February

16 Jan , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its February 2020 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 Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com. More…

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