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Snow Level Alerts Now Available From Delaware County

15 Jan , 2020  

This week,  the Delaware County’s Sheriff’s Office and 9-1-1 Center announced the availability of Snow Level Alerts via text. Anyone with a U.S. phone number can receive a text alert whenever the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office issues or lifts a Snow Emergency Level: They can sign up by texting DELCOSNOW to 888777.

“Many people may not realize it, but decisions about snow emergency levels are made on a local level by the Sheriff in each county,” said Tracy Whited, spokeswoman for Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “So when they sign up to receive Snow Level Alerts for Delaware County, they are getting their alerts as quickly as possible, straight from the source of that decision.” More…

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Ag Easement Purchase Program Accepting Applications

14 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) provides funding to assist in the preservation of farmland throughout Ohio. The program operates through the purchase of easements from landowners who volunteer to maintain their land under agricultural uses in perpetuity. More…


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County Jail Improves Security

10 Jan , 2020  

Delaware County Jail steps up security with new body scanner

Delaware County Jail officials are advancing security measures behind bars. About one month ago, a new body scanner was installed, that can pinpoint if someone being booked in the jail has a weapon or drugs on them, or inside their body.

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County Commissioners Pass 2020 Budget

24 Dec , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners today approved its budget for 2019. The $119,170,681 figure approved for General Fund expenditures increases operating expenditures by 3.6 percent over 2019 levels. This increase will allow for some modest increases in staffing, additional funding for a 27th pay period that occurs in 2020, and a 3.0 percent raise in salaries for non-union employees. More…

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County Recorder Appointed To Statewide Committee

7 Dec , 2019  

At its annual Winter Conference, held Nov. 18-20 in Columbus, the Ohio Recorders Association and incoming ORA president Ann Block of Monroe County appointed Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan to the association’s Continuing Education Committee for the upcoming year.

“I am honored by the appointment to the Continuing Education Committee by our new ORA President, Recorder Block,” Jordan said, “and to be entrusted with the important task of working with fellow committee members and bringing innovative ideas to the table for future Continuing Education opportunities for Ohio Recorders statewide.” More…


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County Good Deeds Team Reaches Elected Officials Across Ohio

5 Dec , 2019  

With an eye-catching tagline like “Skip Probate >> Proceed Straight to Your Intended Beneficiary,” three local officials garnered significant interest from residents in Delaware County for a program they implemented earlier this year.

Not surprisingly, their approach has caught the eye of elected officials statewide who want to learn how they do it.

When Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning their “Good Deeds” program earlier this year, they had no idea just how popular the program would become. More…

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New Delaware County Treasurer Sworn In

26 Nov , 2019  

A new Delaware County Treasurer has taken office.

Michael Ringle, selected November 21 by the Delaware County Republican Party’s Central Committee, will fill the unexpired term of Jon Peterson, who passed away October 10. The term runs through September 5, 2021. More…

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Delaware County 9-1-1 Center Earns National Accreditation

22 Nov , 2019  

Delaware County’s 9-1-1 Center has earned national accreditation, making them one of the few emergency communications centers in the U.S. to achieve this honor.

At the November 15 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Covington, Ky., representatives from Delaware County underwent a final round of questioning and later were awarded their official accreditation, completing a nearly two-year process. More…

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Four Most Wanted Include Two Wanted By Delaware County Sheriff

18 Nov , 2019  

MUGSHOTS: U.S. Marshals 4 most-wanted fugitives in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A new list of the most wanted fugitives in central Ohio has just been announced by the United States Marshals Service. The charges for these four fugitives include burglary-related parole violations and escape. The USMS is asking anyone with information about the location of the fugitives to submit an anonymous tip […]

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Applications Sought For County Finance Authority

7 Nov , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to the Delaware County Finance Authority, formally known as the Port Authority. This is a volunteer, unpaid position. The Board of Directors of the Authority is composed of seven members. More…


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County Breaks Ground On Home Road Extension

6 Nov , 2019  

This week, groundbreaking partnership of public and private organizations literally broke ground.

Officials from the Delaware County Engineer’s and Commissioners’ offices marked the launch of the next phase of the Home Road Extension — an East-West connector road that is the first major project undertaken by the county’s Transportation Improvement District (TID). This phase of the $10 million project will build a nearly one-mile long, four-lane roadway from U.S. Route 23 to just west of the Norfolk Southern/CSX railroad tracks, extensions of Graphics Way and Green Meadow Drive to meet Home Road, and a one-mile sanitary sewer extension. More…

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Interested In Becoming A Delaware County District Library Trustee?

26 Oct , 2019  

The judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, in accordance with Section 3375.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, will make an appointment to the Delaware County Board of Library Trustees for a seven-year term beginning in January 2020.

If you are interested in this appointment opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter, your physical residence address along with your email address and telephone number to Presiding Judge Randall D. Fuller, 117 North Union Street, 400 Level, Delaware, Ohio 43015, on or before Monday, November 11. More…


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Delaware County’s “Good Deeds” Team Schedules More Workshops

24 Oct , 2019  

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. So when Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning to implement “Good Deeds” in Delaware County, they first took a cue from a handful of other counties in Ohio who had done the same.

The team had no idea just how popular the program would become. In August, the Good Deeds team presented to the public for the first time and it was standing room only. In addition to presenting to smaller groups, two larger November events are scheduled for the public with RSVP info below. More…


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Acting County Treasurer Appointed

15 Oct , 2019  

Today in session the Delaware County Commissioners appointed G. Douglas Crew to serve as acting County Treasurer, following the passing of County Treasurer Jon Peterson.

Peterson died unexpectedly Thursday, October 10, while in Nashville, Tenn. Plans for his funeral have not yet been announced by his family. More…

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Delaware County Makes Statement On Death Of Treasurer Jon Peterson

12 Oct , 2019  

Portrait of Treasurer Jon Peterson

On Friday, Delaware County placed the following statement on its website concerning the passing of County Treasurer Jon Peterson:

“We are deeply saddened to share the news that our friend and colleague County Treasurer Jon Peterson has passed away. Jon was an extraordinary person and truly a public servant, serving the people of Delaware County and Ohio in a remarkable range of ways. More…