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).

Weather for Saturday

Hi 58º | 10% chance of precipitation


Mayor: Levy is investment in city

BV board approves construction projects


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

Girls Basketball: Olentangy Braves tab John Ballmer as next coach


Fatal Police Shooting At Westerville Hospital Caught On Officer Bodycams


See You On Saturday!

26 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

We’re going to be taking a very rare “day off” Friday at 1812Blockhouse, and for good reason.

On Thursday afternoon, we installed brand new hardware designed to make our site bigger, faster, and better. That, in turn, requires us to move over all non-cloud based information from one system to the other.

That is true for the three sites we currently operate. It’s a big operation. More…

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1808Delaware, Life in Delaware County

A Year Of COVID-19

12 Mar , 2021  

Publisher’s Note: It has been a year unlike any other in our lifetimes, as a pandemic which struck without regard to social or economic status not only ravaged populations worldwide, but altered the ways in which Americans, Ohioans, and Delaware Countians live and work. The changes have been dramatic and many continue.

It was during these weeks last year that the news broke and the world changed. We are marking that anniversary with a repeat of an article we ran back on New Year’s Eve, looking back at 2020.

Coincidentally, this week I obtained my own vaccination. — Thomas Palmer




March Delaware County On Tap Released

2 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Finding and clicking on the water faucet logo on the 1808Delaware home page on desktop, laptop, or mobile will take you to the newly-posted Delaware County on Tap line-up for March.

It’s a place to find information about events taking place throughout all corners of the county, from Ashley to Ostrander to Sunbury to Powell, all organized on a monthly basis.

Included are events from several county organizations, schools, and more. The listing will be updated throughout the month.

If you know of a link we have missed, please let us know at: 1808delaware@gmail.com. Delaware County On Tap will be updated in case of cancellations or changes, so check back often.



A Quick Guide To 1808Delaware Series

18 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a key part of who we are here at 1808Delaware, a place where you can easily follow a favorite topic as we post throughout the year.

That can be done through using the menu bar at the top of our home page on desktop, tablet, or mobile. It can also be done by using the tags underneath any post on the site.

Today, we’re sharing a quick link guide to series of posts we have run on 1808Delaware since our launch. This way, you can catch older articles that you may have missed. Click on any series title to access. More…



Great News: 1808Delaware Renews Membership With LION Publishers

3 Feb , 2021  

By: Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher

For the last several months, we have been connected here at 1808Delaware with the pacesetting association for independent online news sites across the country, LION Publishers.

It can be great stuff, being part of a team. Joining others with similar interests can provide opportunities to share enthusiasm, best practices, and advice. We have learned much and made new connections, with our Associated Press Report for America coverage being one component of that.

As this sector of the media world grows, LION has chosen to update its membership criteria, and asked each local publication involved to re-apply for membership. We are happy to share that we have been approved to continue our affiliation. More…

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1808Delaware, History/Tourism

Nominate A Favorite Local Landmark

23 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As 2021 gets into gear begins, we here at 1808Delaware are reaching out to our readers with a request.

Over the last year, we have presented information on 14 buildings and other iconic pieces of local history in our “Landmarks of Delaware County” series. Those posts can be found and read here.

We’re eager to add to that number and we’re turning to you for help. Do you have a favorite local landmark that you’d like to see profiled on 1808Delaware? Is there a building you’ve been wondering about, or a neighborhood or downtown you would like to see highlighted?

If so, please send us an email at: 1808delaware@gmail.com and we’ll get right on it!


Delaware County On Tap Is Now… On Tap

5 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Readers of 1808Delaware can now access Delaware County On Tap for January and February 2021 via our water faucet link in the left sidebar on desktop and tablet, and by scrolling down on mobile.

Or — just click here!

As a brand-new feature, this will be improved over time with additional elements and with any changes in dates/times/etc.. Be sure to drop us a line at: 1808delaware@gmail.com if you would like us to add additional events..


1808Delaware, Life in Delaware County

What’s Happening? Delaware County On Tap Has An Answer

4 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s our first major change of 2021 and we’re wasting no time in sharing it with you.

It’s called Delaware County On Tap.

Delaware County On Tap is a place to find information about events taking place throughout all corners of the county, from Ashley to Ostrander to Sunbury to Powell, all organized on a monthly basis. As we launch the site, both January and February 2021 are included. More…

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Happy New Year From 1808Delaware!

1 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware — who else?

After almost 1,000 posts, 2,000 links to stories from other local media, and countless lessons learned, we’re ready to say good-bye to 2020.

As we do so, we’re taking a day off so that Thursday night can be a night of celebration and looking ahead. We will see you bright and early on Saturday morning, January 1.

We will be updating Delaware County Tweets on Friday,although we suspect that the “tweetflow” will be reduced as locals celebrate the holiday.

We close our 2020 not with our words, but with the words of poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, particularly these three stanzas from his poem “Ring Out, Wild Bells:”

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

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1808Delaware Continuing, Launching New Series In 2021

30 Dec , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

As we continue expanding our coverage here at Delaware County’s first digital, independent, and locally-focused news site in the new year, we are continually working on new features.

We thought that we would share with you some of our plans for the next several weeks as 2021 begins. More…



Hey: We’re Back!

27 Oct , 2020  

By Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher

Not only is the entire world reeling from the impact of the pandemic, but it has impacted things close to home as well. Delaware  County schools, businesses, local governments, churches, and more are facing unique and difficult scenarios on a daily basis. People are struggling with illness and uncertainty everywhere you look.

Here at 1808Delaware, the specter of COVID-19 struck about a week and a half ago and became all too real. It’s a long story, but suffice it to say that it prompted not only concerns, but was part of what prompted a week-long hospital stay — something completely out of the blue. More…