After a two year absence because of the COVID pandemic, the Delaware Arts Festival is back to tempt the eyes, mouth, and ears this weekend.
The Festival provides two days of art, fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Once again, a sea of white tents will line both sides of Sandusky and West Winter Streets with artists exhibiting their creative work including jewelry, leather creations, tie dyed art, pottery, paintings, photography and much more.
Food trucks and musical entertainment are scheduled for South Sandusky Street. Trucks this year include Dan’s Deli, Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts, Sweet Treats, Riddle’s Ribs, Cate’s Steakhouse Catering, Kent’s Kones, and G and G Concessions.
As in years past, the not-for-profit festival is awarding $20,000 to three county wide senior high school art students to further their visual arts studies. More…
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On Wednesday, City of Delaware Chief of Police Bruce Pijanowski announced that he will be retiring from the department he has served for 34 years to take a new position as the assistant superintendent of the state of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Chief Pijanowski’s last day with the Delaware Police Department will be May 20.
“For more than 30 years, this department has been my home, every day a new challenge,” Pijanowski said. “As a police officer you get to make a difference every day; Nothing beats that kind of satisfaction, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter.”
Pijanowski, 56, has been chief of police since 2012 and with the Delaware police department since April 1988. The chief has served as a patrol officer, sergeant, detective sergeant, captain, assistant chief and interim chief – all in Delaware. More…
Special to 1808Delaware from the City of Delaware
The City of Delaware is replacing a water main along Franklin Street, between Park Avenue to Bernard Avenue, which will improve water pressure and fire prevention in the area and reduce water main breaks.
The work will last through May 13.
The older 4-inch line is being replaced with a new 6-inch line for better fire flow and dependability. More fire hydrants are being added on Washington St. and Franklin St. The work is being coordinated with ongoing storm sewer improvements in the area. The final steps will be asphalt and turf restoration.
Water service interruptions and boil orders will be necessary, and notices will be made 24-hours in advance to the affected residents. After the new water line is installed and placed into service, pavement and turf restoration will take place. More…
When the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission holds its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, business will include a holdover matter tabled from its February meeting and two new applications for patios.
New submissions are asking for Certificates of Appropriateness for a permanent rear patio at 31 West Winter Street from Staas Brewing Company, as well as an application from Olivina Taproom for a side permanent patio at their location, 44 South Sandusky Street.
The West Winter property is a three unit commercial building that has been considered a “non-contributing structure” within the National Register Northwest Historic District. The operation has had a front patio for some time, with COVID creating a need for more outside seating – with a temporary rear patio approved. The present action would make that temporary unit a permanent one. More…
The City of Delaware is receiving a bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for making it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. This designation recognizes the City of Delaware for taking steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development.
SolSmart is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and the International City/County Management Association and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. More than 400 cities, counties, and small towns have achieved SolSmart designation since the program launched in 2016.
“We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy,” City Manager Tom Homan said. “We want to help more local homes and businesses to obtain affordable, clean and reliable electricity through solar, as well as drive economic development and create local jobs.” More…
When all was said and done, the intense interest in the former Sunny Vee Nursing Home structure at 54 West Lincoln in Delaware ended with a Columbus couple purchasing the local landmark property.
The three story brick building, built circa 1870 as a private residence, later became a OWU fraternity house and a senior citizen residence. It has sat vacant since 2008, with rumors of water running down interior walls and possible animal intrusions.
Analyses performed prior to sale noted the presence of asbestos in the building, which must be abated prior to renovation.
At Tuesday morning’s auction there were 29 registered bidders, highlighting the strong local and regional interest in the house. More…
A travel publication which regularly posts guides to cities and other areas worldwide has turned its attention on the city of Delaware
Travel Lens has just shared its “Ten Best Things to Do in Delaware, Ohio.”
Before listing the Ten Best, Travel Lens shared, “Delaware boasts a rich history, a product of more than 200 years since the founding of the city in 1808. Serving as the seat of its namesake Delaware County, this city also has a charming water feature—a stretch of the Olentangy River running through it. The city’s natural attractions, parks, shops, and entertainment centers are also among the points of interest that you can include in a Delaware travel itinerary.” More…
DELAWARE — The City of Delaware offers a variety of services and resources to assists residents with filing their City of Delaware income tax return.
Changes in 2022
We no longer are printing and mailing the annual city income tax form. Taxpayers are encouraged to electronically file their return and pay their city income tax using our E-file/E-pay tool. It is free, secure, easy to use, and available 24/7 so it is ready when you are. If you prefer to file a paper return, forms can be printed from this link, or you can pick one up at City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St.
To E-File your Delaware return:
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Have a son or daughter seeking summer work?
The City of Delaware is accepting applications for seasonal part-time job openings in multiple departments and locations. Some positions require applicants be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, and other positions are available for those age 15 and up. Seasonals can earn as much as $15 per hour and work between 20-40 hours per week. These positions are great ways to get started building a resume while still in school.
The following are listed on the City website with the term “seasonal” included: More…
By 1808Delaware, City of Delaware
City of Delaware crews have been hard at work over the last 36 to 48 hours dealing with everything that Winter Storm Landon had to share with the area.
Crews and supervisors met on Friday night to review the work accomplished to date. Afterward, they shared the following information on social media: