Delaware County

Delaware County Recorder To Provide Veteran IDs At The Fair

15 Sep , 2021  

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, who launched the program in March 2014, will provide the service at the Recorder’s booth in the Fairgrounds Coliseum on Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

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 a much smaller card, easier to carry and contains all the relevant information needed. More…

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Applicants Sought For Delaware County Transit Board

27 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint members to the Delaware County Transit Board (the “Transit Board”). The Transit Board is comprised of seven (7) members, each of whom serve a three (3) year term. The Transit Board is responsible for the governance, management, administration, and operation of Delaware County’s public transit system.

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking to appoint two (2) members for terms that would commence on October 25, 2021, and would expire on Oct. 24, 2024. They are also seeking to appoint one (1) or more members for unexpired terms. To be eligible for Transit Board membership, applicants must be residents AND electors of Delaware County at the time of appointment and during his/her term of office. It is a statutory requirement of this Board that no more than four (4) members can be part of the same political party. It is therefore an application requirement that you disclose your political affiliation. Applicants may include those who are not affiliated with any political party. More…

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County Accepting Applications For Charitable-Agency Support

11 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from local charitable agencies for consideration to be included in a payroll-deduction contribution plan for interested County employees.

A charitable agency is considered a not-for-profit corporation, community chest, united fund, or other similar united community fund organization maintaining status as a tax-exempt IRS 501(c) (3) organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes with none of its earnings inured to any private shareholder or individual.  It may not be an action organization that influences legislation or political candidates.

The following criteria must be met by the charitable agency for consideration: More…

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Covid-19 Property Valuation Relief Now Available

6 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa has announced that the Board of Revision (BOR) has begun accepting special COVID-19-related complaints against the valuation of real property. Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill (S.B.) 57 on April 27, 2021, and the law took effect on August 3. The law allows residents and business owners to request a reduction to their real property valuations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or the state COVID-19 orders in calendar year 2020.

Property owners can file a complaint with the Delaware County BOR on or before September 2 to petition for a reduction in the valuation of their property as of October 1, 2020. The complaint must specifically state how the pandemic reduced the value of the real property. Information to help prove the value reduction may include year-to-date income and expense data, audited financial statements, or a real property appraisal. More…

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Delaware County Administrator Transitioning To Private Sector

3 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware
The Delaware County Commissioners have announced that Michael Frommer, the County’s Administrator since 2017, is transitioning to an executive position with a private engineering firm.

Frommer’s last full day with the County will be September 3, but Frommer and the Commissioners anticipate Frommer will consult to the County during a transition period while a new Administrator is hired. Deputy County Administrator Dawn Huston also will serve as Interim County Administrator during this transition.

Frommer will be joining Columbus-based ms consultants as their vice president of new markets and services. He will focus on expanding their services in new geographic markets and improving under-performing markets. More…

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Delaware County Engineer Updates For June 28

28 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware now shares road closure and other update notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman. Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.

Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page.

This regular post should be consulted along with the weekly road project update from District Six of the Ohio Department of Transportation. That update is posted on 1808Delaware every Friday or Saturday.

As of June 28, 2021, we are adding social media photo updates from

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Historic Courthouse Hearing Room Renamed To Honor Judge

24 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

In a surprise ceremony on Thursday, the Delaware County Commissioners renamed the hearing room of Delaware County’s Historic Courthouse in honor of retired Common Pleas Court Judge Henry E. Shaw, Jr.

The hearing room served as the iconic building’s first courtroom from 1869 to 2017. Shaw presided over it from 1976 to 2003, and his 27 years on the bench made him Delaware County’s longest-serving General Division Common Pleas Court judge. But the honor derives just as much from Shaw’s devotion to preserving local history, the Commissioners noted in the ceremony, which they listed on their regular Thursday session agenda simply as an award-recognition event for the Historic Courthouse’s renovation that was completed in January. More…

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Delaware County Board Of Elections Given Service Award

16 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware County’s Board of Elections has been recognized by the Ohio Secretary of State for outstanding service to the voters of Ohio during the 2020 Presidential Election. Director Karla Herron and Deputy Director Anthony Saadey accepted the award on behalf of the Board.

“There is not a stage big enough to hold the thousands of poll workers, seasonal employees, and volunteers who made the 2020 Presidential Election a success in Delaware County,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

This is the first time a single Board of Elections has been awarded for its outstanding service.  There are 88 Boards of Elections, one for each county, in Ohio.  The award was presented by LaRose on June 8, during the annual Summer Elections Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. More…

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Westerville Fire Department Receives Rating Increase

11 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Westerville Division of Fire (WFD) has received a class 1 Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) rating following an evaluation and assessment of the department. ISO rates fire departments/districts on a 10-point scale, with class 1 being the best rating and class 10 being the worst. The announcement upgrades WFD’s rating from a class 2, which has held steady since 2015.

ISO is a standardized, national rating system that evaluates and assigns a number on its scale regarding the condition of the community’s fire protection systems. WFD is in the top one percent of departments in the nation to have earned a class 1 designation; only 411 out of more than 48,000 fire departments hold it. In the state of Ohio, Westerville is one of only six departments or districts to achieve the class 1 rating. More…

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Delaware County Retains Top Credit Rating

3 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware County has retained its top credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service and remains one of approximately 30 counties in the U.S. that have earned triple-A ratings from credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.

County Auditor George Kaitsa, who delivered the Moody’s report to the Delaware County Commissioners on May 27, noted, “As a report card for Delaware County, this rating reflects the great leadership of Delaware County’s elected officials and the strength of Delaware County’s economy.”

Of the nine credit metrics monitored by Moody’s, four of the metrics had improved while five metrics remained stable.  The annual surveillance report from Moody’s is regarded as a report card on how well Delaware County is doing both from a financial perspective as well as a management perspective. More…

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Delaware County Announces Transition Plan For Economic Development Department

1 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Commissioners have announced that Economic Development Director Bob Lamb, who has headed the department since 2015, will be departing his position June 15 to join Columbus-based developer Connect Realty. County Administrator Michael Frommer will head the department during the upcoming transition period.

“Mike already has deep involvement with economic development matters in Delaware County as part of his day-to-day duties,” said County Commissioner Gary Merrell, president of this year’s Board of Commissioners. “It only makes sense to have him at the helm while we undertake a search for a new director.” More…

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Delaware County Engineer Updates For May 21

20 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware now shares road closure and other update notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman.

Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.

Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page.

This regular post should be consulted along with the weekly road project update from District Six of the Ohio Department of Transportation. That update is posted on 1808Delaware every Friday or Saturday. More…

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