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).
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: email@example.com if you would like us to add additional events..
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…
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.
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…
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…
This is Thomas Palmer, Owner/Publisher of 1808Delaware.
This past Saturday, a close friend with whom I have regular discussions several times each week day tested positive for COVID-19.
Within two or three days I was experiencing very strong COVID symptoms. It’s the stuff you read about, but also additional things you didn’t realize came with the mix.
Take hallucinations, for instance. I don’t believe I had ever had one until this week.
1812Blockhouse will be taking the day off on Saturday. We will return on Sunday morning, God willing. Continued thanks for being a reader!
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…
We’re starting a short series today on 1808Delaware that we’re calling “Under the Hood.”
There’s not a great deal of mechanical ability here at 1808Delaware, truth be told. A series entitled “Under the Hood,” therefore, is certainly not going to be about automobile repair or anything of that nature.
Instead, we’re going to pass along, from time to time, some of the behind the scenes activities here and also a bit about why we do what we do.
Today, that means the first of a two-part look at Delaware County News, a feature on the home page of 1812Blockhouse on desktop and at the very top of the site on mobile, immediately following the featured stories. Delaware County News is actually one of the key ways that our site differs from most other news sites in the country. More…
Over the past few months, 1808Delaware’s traffic has steadily increased as more local residents become aware of our unique combination of original stories and links to the latest posts from other local media.
We’re excited to be Delaware County’s independent online news site. All of our content — every day, every post — is about the county and its residents.
We would love to hear from your organization, group, local government, group, or club. Join others who send information to 1808Delaware so that we can share your stories with our readers. It’s easy to do so via our 1808Delaware@gmail.com email address.
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By Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher
Since Saturday, we have been making some upgrades on 1808Delaware to build server capacity and allow for new features.
We have been enjoying an increase in traffic in the last several weeks which is making these changes necessary. With staff vacations, this is the week we chose for this purpose.
Our full publishing schedule should resume by mid-week.
We’re heading toward our birthday during the first week of September — which we intend to celebrate online! As always, thank you for being an 1808Delaware reader.
By: 1808Delaware Staff
We’re excited to bring a new dimension to coverage of timely matters that impact Delaware Countians and all Ohioans.
As we shared a few weeks ago, 1808Delaware is now a part of LION (Local Independent Online News) Publishers, which is creating the future of local news through locally owned and operated news organizations that directly serve their communities.
Since we became LION members, we have engaged with publishers across the country operating sites very much like ours. Some of have been doing so for many years and have built robust operations that are having success in connecting their readers with stories which can help them become more fully informed. More…