Business, Life in Delaware County

Get Smohked In Downtown Delaware

1 Nov , 2018  

Yes, that is spelled correctly!

Here you thought that barbecue was limited to varieties from Texas, Kansas City and the Carolinas. On the contrary, great barbecue can be found around the world.

You can find proof of that statement at Smohked Ohio BBQ & Bar, downtown Delaware’s newest eating and drinking establishment, located at 14 West William Street. More…

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Polaris Fashion Place Store To Close; Closing Sale Underway

29 Oct , 2018  

Samuels Jewelers announced at the end of last week that they will commence store closing sales at Samuels Jewelers, Samuels Diamonds, Rogers Jewelers, Schubach Jewelers and Andrews Jewelers locations across the country. Gordon Brothers and its joint venture partner, Hilco Merchant Resources have been selected to manage the process on behalf of the Company. Store closing sales will also include significant discounts on merchandise featured on More…


Delaware Company Featured For Ohio Business Profile Program

25 Oct , 2018  

Renergy, Inc. in Delaware was selected by Secretary of State Jon Husted as one of October’s featured businesses for the Ohio Business Profile program. More…


Lancaster Colony Acquires Bantam Bagels

25 Oct , 2018  

Delaware County-based Lancaster Colony Corporation has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, T. Marzetti Company, has acquired all the assets of Bantam Bagels, LLC. More…

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Delaware County Stores Escape Closure As Sears Declares Bankruptcy

24 Oct , 2018  

Updated with additional information: Tough times in the bricks-and-mortar end of retailing continue, as evidenced this month by the expected bankruptcy of the venerable Sears department store chain.

Sears also owns and operates K-Mart and other allied operations. More…


Business, Planet Oasis News

Latest Planet Oasis News

23 Oct , 2018  

The fate of the proposed Planet Oasis has become a rather uncertain commodity in recent days after previously aligned interests separated and each announced plans to move forward. More…

Business, History/Tourism

Downtown Delaware Named “A Great Place In Ohio”

11 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Delaware is now officially an award-winning great place.

The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association this month awarded downtown Delaware a “Great Place in Ohio” designation. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and imagination. More…



Dispatch Reports That Team Behind Planet Oasis Has Split

10 Oct , 2018  

The excitement may have been short-lived, as the team behind the proposed Planet Oasis mega-development has broken up, the Columbus Dispatch reported on Tuesday afternoon. Both sides have announced the intention to move forward with the project. More…

Business, Schools

Delaware Students Tour PPG

7 Oct , 2018  

PPG welcomed teachers and students from Delaware City Schools Friday at its Delaware facility.

The event was held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry. More…


Middlefield Banking Company Opens Powell Location

3 Oct , 2018  

The Middlefield Banking Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp., has announced the opening of its newest location in Powell. Powell is the company’s 15th full-service banking center and fourth in the Central Ohio region.

“I am excited to announce The Middlefield Banking Company’s newest Central Ohio location,” said Charles Moore, President of the Central Ohio Region of The Middlefield Banking Company. “Powell is an ideal location for us to expand due to its growth and we look forward to providing customer-centric, community-focused banking services to the area’s local residents and businesses.” More…

Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware Entrepreneurial Center To Debut On October 4

1 Oct , 2018  

The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University will open officially on October 4 with an afternoon ribbon-cutting, remarks, and public tours. The celebration will continue that evening with the 2018 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture.

The newly renovated 6,000-square-foot entrepreneurial center is a collaboration of Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware County, and the City of Delaware. It is the first-of-its-kind liberal arts business accelerator and the first-of-its-kind city, county, and educational institute partnership. More…

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Soon You Can Float Away Your Stress

29 Sep , 2018  

A new experience is coming to Delaware County in the coming days.

Urban Float will soon be opening on Worthington Road in Westerville, and specifically in the Westar Neighborhood Retail Center. More…

Business, Planet Oasis News

Dispatch Profiles Glimcher’s Vision For Planet Oasis

24 Sep , 2018  

This weekend, the Columbus Dispatch turned its attention to the developer David Glimcher and to the project which, if constructed to any large degree, would be transformative for Delaware County.

In a piece entitled, “Vision guides Planet Oasis developer David Glimcher,” writer Steve Wartenberg asked Glimcher questions about Planet Oasis’ concept, plans, location, and goals. More…



Virginia Real Estate Investor Purchases Delaware Building For $8.3 Million

21 Sep , 2018  

Gladstone Commercial Corporation  announced on Thursday that it completed the acquisition of a 157,810 square foot industrial building in Delaware for $8.3 million.

The property is 100% occupied by Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber, a designer and manufacturer of thermal and acoustical engineering products for high temperature insulation and noise suppression for the automotive industry. More…



DHL Supply Chain Breaks Ground For New Delaware County HQ; Enters Into Tree Planting Arrangement With OSU

13 Sep , 2018  

Logistics company DHL Supply Chain moved ahead with its commitment to keep its North American headquarters in Westerville by breaking ground on Thursday on a $20 million corporate office building, Columbus Business First has reported.

The 145,000 square foot building is in the Westar Complex off of Polaris Parkway. Westerville City Council gave the corporation a 12%, 10 year property tax abatement to invest in the city.

DHL Supply Chain also announced this week that it has partnered with The Ohio State University to plant 30 trees near the Schottenstein Center. More…

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