City Of Delaware Improves Citizen Recreation Access

28 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, from The City of Delaware

The City of Delaware has unveiled a new citizen platform for registering for sports leagues, recreation classes and reserving a city facility. The CivicRec! online system went online January 27.

Residents can create an account with their email address, then are able to view program offerings, register and make online payments.

“Residents really appreciate that everything is one place,” Parks and Natural Resources Director Ted Miller said. “Before CivicRec, our registration process was out of date and not consistent.” More…

, ,


Delaware Welcomes Economic Development Coordinator

27 Jan , 2022  

The City of Delaware welcomes Cody Hatten as its new Economic Development Coordinator.

Hatten previously served in various capacities with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation in Lawrence County, Ohio. His positions included Economic Development Specialist and Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hatten’s experience in economic development began in 2016, when he served as associate director in the development office in Wayne County, West Virginia. His experience includes property marketing, business retention and expansion, social media management and grant writing. More…

, ,


There’s Just Two Years To Plan For Two Minutes

18 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Did you know that on April 8, 2024, Delaware County will be on the path for a total solar eclipse?

In our area, the full eclipse will last about 2 minutes and 30 seconds, starting at 3:11 PM.

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. More…

, ,


Delaware Pipe Replacement Project Making Progress; Holiday Collection Reminder

17 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; City of Delaware

A storm water pipe replacement project continues toward completion on the City of Delaware’s near south side.

The work is taking place between Sandusky Street and Liberty Street, just north of Bernard Avenue. Crews are burying new corrugated plastic pipe, some sections as large as 4-feet in diameter, about 6 to 10 feet underground depending on the terrain.

Work has progressed to near Bernard Ave. and all the new drainage pipe and catch basins should be in the ground by the end of January, weather permitting. More…

, ,

Delaware, History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Delaware Post Office Building

5 Jan , 2022  

By: 1808Delaware

The early decades of the 20th century saw public buildings built across the country, each making a statement about the importance of institutions housed inside their walls.

And, as a bustling city with a population nearing 9,000 inhabitants, a county seat as well as the location for a prominent liberal arts college, Delaware was exactly the kind of place where those investments were being made.

Over 100 years later, the city and the college are both benefiting from the erection of a classically-designed building that has stood the test of time. More…



City of Delaware Shares Set Of Holiday Reminders

20 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware has announced a handful of reminders for citizens that pertain to the holiday period. Those include:

Office Hours: City of Delaware offices close at noon Thursday, December 23 and remain closed Friday, December 24. Refuse will be operated on an accelerated schedule for both of these days.

Additional Refuse Bags Dec. 27-Dec. 31: For December 27-31, additional non-tagged bags of holiday refuse placed outside of the tipcarts will be collected at curbside. More…



Delaware Traffic Signal Upgrades Begin Along Busiest Corridors

17 Dec , 2021  

In 2017, the City of Delaware was awarded $2.5 million in federal dollars through the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission to upgrade the signal systems along primary travel corridors through Delaware. Starting in December 2021, upgrades will be made to 37 of the City’s 62 traffic signals along William Street (US-23 to Lehner Woods Blvd/Springer Woods Blvd), Central Avenue (US-23 to Warrensburg Road), Sandusky Street (Belle Ave to Central Ave) and London Road.

Improvements will include replacement of signal controllers, cabinets & vehicle detection, addition of battery back-up systems, installation of fiber communication and emergency vehicle preemption at each intersection, and upgrades to pedestrian signals & curb ramps for ADA accessibility. In addition, these traffic signals will be re-timed and coordinated with one another, which was last completed in 1999. Construction will take approximately 9-12 months to complete. The following benefits are anticipated from this project. More…

, ,


City Of Delaware To Purchase East Side Property For 5th Fire Station

14 Dec , 2021  

The City of Delaware announced this week that it is using money from its Fire and EMS Fund to purchase a vacant east side office-warehouse building that will become home to the City’s fifth fire station and department headquarters.

City Council received legislation Monday authorizing the purchase of the former American Freight property at 680 Sunbury Road for $3,995,000.

“This location and building would improve the fire and emergency medical services on the City’s east side, provide for the much-needed administrative office space and continue to allow for the department’s growth,” Chief John Donahue said. More…

, ,


Delaware’s Home For The Holidays Begins Today

3 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” weekend will feature the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Dec. 3, a shopping open house and “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt on Dec. 4, and the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.

The three-day event begins Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Friday evening of family-friendly fun that includes: More…

, , ,


Going To Grandmother’s House? Call The City Of Delaware

28 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As the old song goes, ‘Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…”

Betcha didn’t know that the original version of that poem, to which the music was set, used “grandfather’s” instead of “grandmother’s!”

In either case, the period between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas is often a time for trips to visit family and friends in other parts of the state or country. When you do so, if you live in the city of Delaware, there’s something you might consider doing.

The City offers a Vacation House Check service which can put your mind somewhat at ease. More…

, ,