City Council May Be First In Ohio To Hold Entirely Virtual Meeting

20 Mar , 2020  

Extraordinary times often call for extraordinary measures.

Such was the case in Delaware on Wednesday night, as Delaware City Council held what might well have been the first entirely virtual meeting of a city council in Ohio history.

Ohio’s Sunshine Laws have guaranteed since their adoption that meetings of local governmental bodies take place in open meetings that the public may attend and observe. These laws were adopted before technological advances that allow for remote livestreaming, however, and certainly before the recent pandemic impacted how Ohio cities, villages, counties, school boards, and other public bodies conduct business. More…

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February First Friday Declares That Love Is In The Air

5 Feb , 2020  

UPTDATED:Downtown Delaware will be a mighty sweet place on Friday night from 6 PM to 9 PM, as Main Street Delaware celebrates “Love is in the Air” on First Friday.

Events to be included:

6 to 9 PM — LOVE where you live

Visit downtown shops and restaurants for a date night, time with friends, or the whole family to celebrate love. More…

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1808Delaware Is Getting Local

27 Jan , 2020  

As we begin this new year, 1808Delaware will be undergoing several changes as we move toward a full launch.

One new feature is the introduction of community-specific pages, each of which will now filter news for easy access by city, village, or area. This has been moved to our lower menu, which you can find on the red bar underneath our feature stories. More…


City Of Delaware Releases State Of The City Video

22 Jan , 2020  

2019 was a busy year for governmental leaders in the City of Delaware, a fact which becomes readily apparent when watching the City’s new State of the City video.

The video also features some wonderful photography of the city at various points during the year. More…


East William Street Project Update

21 Jan , 2020  

The City of Delaware has provided recent updates on Facebook as to the status of the ongoing East William Street widening project.

According to the posts, one lane two-way traffic will continue on East William Street on Tuesday between 9 AM and 3 PM. Delays are to be expected during the work, and motorists may choose to take alternate routes. More…

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Proposed Storefront Changes To Downtown Building To Be Reviewed

20 Jan , 2020  

At its meeting later this week, the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission will be reviewing proposed storefront alterations to a 140 to 150 year old commercial building at 67 North Sandusky Street.

Through an informal review, the Commission can comment on proposals before they actually come for an official vote. In most cases, such as this one, the information provided by the applicant includes a recommendation from the City’s planning staff. In this case, the recommendation is for eventual project approval. More…

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Main Street Delaware To Host Kick-Off Dinner, Chocolate Walk

13 Jan , 2020  

The annual Main Street Delaware Kick-Off Dinner will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM on January 22.

The 2019 edition features a progressive dinner with four stops at some of the downtown area’s best eateries.

Ticketholders will enjoy appetizers at Gather, and will finish at 1808 American Bistro where the annual meeting will take place. Updates, recognitions, and a Board of Directors vote will be included.




Become An Expert On All Things Local

11 Jan , 2020  

Learn why Delaware is a great City it is and meet your local government in person at the City of Delaware Citizens’ Academy. Go behind the scenes at Delaware’s Police Department, Fire Department and water and sewer plant. Learn the structure of city government at City Hall and more. You already live in one of Ohio’s best hometowns; now you can learn how it works, and make it even better. More…



Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Offered In Delaware

16 Dec , 2019  

Just in time for the post-holidays clean-out, the City of Delaware, in partnership with the Delaware General Health District and the DKMM Solid Waste District, is offering residents an opportunity to recycle electronics in exchange for LED bulbs and/or LED string lights on January 4.

Items such as music players, cell phones, laptops, vacuums, microwaves, cables, and chargers are all accepted. More…


City Of Delaware Shares New Set Of Questions With Citizens

13 Dec , 2019  

The City of Delaware is continuing to use polling software to give citizens the opportunity to responds to questions on city matters.

As presented on its website, the City describes it this way: More…


School, VFW Expansions Lead Commission Agenda

3 Dec , 2019  

Expansion plans for two buildings will be considered on Wednesday evening by the City of Delaware Planning Commission.

Leading the evening’s agenda will be a request by Delaware City Schools for approval of a Preliminary and Final Development Plan for an expansion of Schultz Elementary School, located at 499 Applegate Lane.

According to information filed with the request for approval, Schultz Elementary School was constructed in 1994, and the new expansion would add 16,662 square feet to the building. In connection with the larger school, a new bus drop-off road would be added north of Penick Avenue extension through the middle of the school site, which would run from a new connection road between the Delaware Meadows subdivision and the Sunnyview Farms subdivision. More…



Delaware Council Considering $25 Million Budget

1 Dec , 2019  

This is the time each year when local government makes the best educated guess about revenue and expenses for the coming year.

In the case of the City of Delaware, that means consideration of the largest budget in the city’s history. More…

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