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Delaware County News: Weekend

24 Sep , 2022  

Each day, 1808Delaware collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Delaware County. A “$” signifies that the site requires payment to access stories.

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History/Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Woosterfest!

24 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

This year, we’re going to add a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Delaware Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Delaware County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. For the latest information on those places, visit the website of Destination Delaware County.

It’s an easy drive east along US30 to the nearby city of Wooster, home to that annual combination of fun, food, and festivity known as Woosterfest.

This year’s 39th Annual edition is a free family event will serve as a kick-off to fall, and will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 25

24 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, ODOT

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on September 25.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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History/Tourism, OWU

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Edwards Gymnasium

23 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is home to 11 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a walk around its campus does evoke both a keen sense of the past and optimism for the future.

Perhaps this is most keenly felt in the interior of buildings like Edwards Gymnasium, long home to many OWU athletic offices and activities, and now transformed into a modern fitness and activities center.

Edwards began its life in 1906 as a 1,800 multi-purpose arena on the south end of campus. It came into existence thanks to the generosity of Trustee John Edwards of Leipsic, Ohio. More…

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History/Tourism

Ohio. Find It Here. Scares Up Fantastic Fall Fun

23 Sep , 2022  

Release shared by Ohio. Find It Here.

Fall is a favorite season for many, and fall in Ohio has something for everyone, from haunted places to scenic spaces. Ohio. Find It Here. just launched its annual Fall in Ohio campaign, filled with exciting ways to explore and celebrate autumn, including 100 Things To Do in Ohio this Fall.

“Fall is a beautiful time of year throughout Ohio,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “I encourage families to get out and make some wonderful fall memories, whether that’s attending a big football game, hiking and biking through our beautiful state parks, or checking out some of Ohio’s ‘haunted’ history.”

Stay a Night in Haunted Ohio

Amateur ghost hunters can travel across Ohio in search of spooky spots. Those brave enough can spend the night in one of Ohio’s many haunted hotels and inns where guests and staff have seen ghosts. Footsteps, voices, and moving furniture have been reported at The Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Ghostly encounters with the spirit of a little girl have been reported at the 225-year-old Golden Lamb restaurant and hotel in Lebanon. Mysterious laughter has been heard inside the state park lodge at Punderson Manor, one of the Great Ohio Lodges. And you can take a “Ghostory Tour” of the spiritually active Buxton Inn in Granville, which hauntedrooms.com named the most haunted hotel in Ohio. More…

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History/Tourism

Division Of Wildlife Awards Grant To Columbus Zoo For Animal Conservation

22 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz and Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker recently presented The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with a $500,000 check for wildlife conservation efforts in Ohio. The funds will be used for facility upgrades to the Freshwater Mussel Conservation and Research Center and for conservation work to restore native amphibians and reptiles.

“We are thrilled to invest in Ohio’s wildlife and help restore populations of native wildlife,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We are grateful for the world-renowned experts at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium who help us to make sure animals can prosper.”

Freshwater mussels are Ohio’s most imperiled wild animal. Because of their at-risk status, efforts have been underway by The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and others to raise and release mussels in Ohio’s waterways.

“We are extremely grateful to ODNR for their generous support, which will help us to make an even bigger impact in protecting our native invertebrate, amphibian, and reptile species,” President/CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Tom Schmid said. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Tanger Outlets Adds Stores, Looks To Expand, Business First Reports

22 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The very busy Tanger Outlets location on the southeast corner of the I-71 intersection with US36/SR 37 is adding new stores to its mix, according to a recent story in Columbus Business First.

That includes new retailers Crocs, Buckeye Corner, Singh Jewelers, Humble Heart, and Devvna Tiwari. Soon to follow may be a new restaurant and brewery, according to the article.

The Business First post by Dan Eaton can be read here.

Crocs currently has a regular store in the Polaris Fashion Place Mall, and has outlet stores in Ohio in Aurora, Jeffersonville, and Cincinnati.

Visit Tanger Outlets on October 8 for the last Second Saturday celebration of the year. Food trucks on site will include Tacomania, Kutz Grill, and Good & Tasty.

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

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Life in Delaware County

Veterans IDs Offered At Delaware County Fair This Friday

21 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The popular Delaware County Recorder’s Veterans ID program is back at the Delaware County Fair this year. Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan will provide the service on Friday, Sept. 23rd from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at the Recorder’s booth in the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

The program allows Ohio veterans to obtain a Document Identification Card (also known as a Vet ID card). The card displays a photograph of the veteran as well as relevant information regarding their service to our country. In Ohio, County Recorders maintain veterans’ military discharge records, and a Vet ID card allows veterans to prove their eligibility for various benefits. Previously, veterans had to prove their eligibility by carrying a certified copy of their DD 214. The Vet ID card is much smaller card, easier to carry and contains all the relevant information needed.

In order to receive a Vet ID card, a veteran must present an original or certified copy of his or her military discharge, as well as show two forms of current and valid identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: an original or certified birth certificate; ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. military ID card; Social Security card; state-issued license to carry a concealed weapon; state-issued driver’s license or ID; or valid passport. At least one form of identification submitted must be a photo ID. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Serial Entrepreneur To Speak At Ohio Wesleyan

21 Sep , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Throughout her career, Dawn Dickson has raised more than $6 million from 10,000 investors to support her entrepreneurial ventures. She also is considered a pioneer in equity crowdfunding as the first woman business founder to raise a secure token offering of over $1 million using equity crowdfunding.

The founder and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based PopCom Inc., Dickson will discuss her experiences as a serial entrepreneur and inventor when she presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2022-2023 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture. The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Dickson has more than 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, and business development. Through PopCom, she has built an automated retail technology platform for vending machines and kiosks that allows retailers to engage and understand customers, sell more products, and learn from big data. In 2020, she earned a design patent for her invention of the PopShop Digital pop-up shop, a vending machine that leverages facial recognition and machine learning technology to capture customer data and insights.

During her career, Dickson has received numerous awards and accolades including being recognized on the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 List, listed among INC Magazine’s 100 top Female Founders, being named the 2020 OBWS Black Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Snapchat, and being honored as one of the National Urban League Young Professionals “Heroes in the Movement.” More…

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Business, Powell/Lewis Center

Venezuelan Eatery Closes Its Doors But Will Open New Food Service

20 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It had become a favorite for Delaware Countians seeking South American cuisine with a Venezuelan flair.

Unfortunately, The Porch Ohio has found it necessary to close its doors at 5808 Columbu Pike recently after examining options for staying open. In a statement on Facebook, owners shared:

“After several weeks reviewing all possible scenarios or alternatives, we have the sad news that “The Porch” will close its doors. We opened just with the start of a pandemic and the effects are still being felt, it has been almost 3 years of constant challenges but in which we have learned and above all we have met wonderful people. People who had never tried Venezuelan food and who now identify with arepas, patacones, empanadas and other delicacies. We are honored to have had the opportunity to show you a little piece of our beloved land.”

According to the restaurant’s website, however, a new “take and bake” option will be available beginning on October 1. As they share, More…

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