Business, Featured, Front

NecoTECH Advances To Final Round In U.S Army Competition

4 Dec , 2022  

necoTECH has been awarded $15k for their “Mobile 3D Concrete Printing” technology in the Army xTechManutfacture competition. Their work in sustainable infrastructure technologies could reshape our nation’s infrastructure through eco-friendly solutions, efficient performance, and increased safety for construction and management. Next week they will compete against ten other companies in the final round of the U.S Army competition for the chance to win up to $125k.

For the final event, necoTECH will present its cutting-edge Rapid Concrete Deployment Machine (RCDM) to military experts. The RCDM is a mobile 3D concrete printer. This machine can quickly print durable structures for the military. The RCDM is designed to rapidly print a variety of structures on demand. The use of this technology will allow the DoD to cut down on emissions and allow for applications in remote areas to streamline the building process. More…

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Front, Life in Delaware County

Veterans Hall Of Fame Videos To Feature Two Delaware Countians

3 Dec , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) is sharing 18 separate videos beginning December 1 and running through the end of January that feature personal anecdotes, quotes and photos of the living members of the 2022 class, who were inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame on November 29.

ODVS conducted a sitdown interview with each of those class members throughout the fall season. These videos will be viewable on the ODVS YouTube channel as well as the department’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Two of those inductees are from Delaware County. More…

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Featured, Front, Life in Delaware County

Local ODNR Officer Recognized For Life-Saving Action In 2022

2 Dec , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Recognized for their quick thinking and fast action, 12 Natural Resources Officers (NRO) were recently honored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for their life-saving efforts over the past year. ODNR’s officers are often the first to arrive on the scene of an emergency at Ohio’s state parks, forests, nature preserves, and waterways.

“Our Natural Resources Officers are dedicated to keeping all Ohioans safe,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “I am grateful to these courageous men and women for their life-saving actions and their ongoing efforts to not only protect visitors, but to improve their experience each and every day.”

ODNR officers also routinely serve communities as first responders, especially in Ohio’s rural counties.  Two Central Ohio officers were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in 2022, one of which is stationed here in Delaware County. More…


Front, Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Location Named As Exposure Site In Measles Outbreak

1 Dec , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Columbus Public Health is monitoring an outbreak of measles in central Ohio.

A highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus, measles is highly contagious; it is an airborne disease which spreads easily from one person to the next through the coughs and sneezes of infected people. It can be prevented, however, through a safe and highly effective vaccine.

The problem is that a relatively small amount of people have received it.

Since the outbreak began at the beginning of November, there have been 46 known cases known by Columbus Public Health and affiliated agencies. Of those 46 cases, 19 have been hospitalized and there have been no deaths to date. More…


Delaware, Front

Delaware Considering Water, Refuse Rate Increases

30 Nov , 2022  

Delaware City Council is considering increases to water and refuse rates for 2023 that would cost an average city residential customer an estimated additional $7 per monthly bill.

The rates represent an approximate $5 jump for water and $2 increase for refuse. City of Delaware customers receive one monthly bill for all utility charges: water, refuse (and recycling and yard waste), sewer and storm water. No changes are being proposed for sewer and storm water.

If approved, the water increase would be the first in six years. The refuse rate increase continues a 3-year phased plan approved by City Council a year ago. An average city household of four that uses around 700 cubic feet of water currently pays about $111 per month for water, refuse (and recycling and yard waste), sewer and storm water. That user is estimated to see the total bill increase $5.17 per month for water and $2 for refuse, for a new estimated monthly total of about $118.

Chemicals needed to treat drinking water have increased 54 percent in the past year and electric costs have increased 20.3 percent. Additionally, preventative maintenance projects at the water plant are being recommended now to avoid higher repair costs later.

The refuse fund was evaluated a year ago and it was projected that multi-year rate increases would be necessary to sustain operations. The recommendation is a $2 increase, for a total monthly charge of $25 per household. This would allow the City to operate refuse, recycling and yard waste pick up operations at their current service level and replace vehicles over the next few years. The cost of these specialized vehicles has risen almost 30 percent.

City of Delaware water and refuse services operate as enterprise funds. This means they are required to be self-sustaining, without taking money from the general budget.

A public hearing on the proposed rate hikes is scheduled for Dec. 5 in City Hall Council chambers. The meeting of City Council begins at 6:30 pm.

Read More About City of Delaware Utilities

Read the City Council Agenda

Source: City of Delaware


Front, Schools

Pacer Marching Band Excels At State Finals, Hayes Talisman Reports

30 Nov , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Practice makes perfect, the saying goes.

With that in mind, there are several happy Delaware musicians this month as the school’s Grand Pacer Marching Band enjoyed success in the recent state marching band finals held recently in Medina.

According to the Hayes Talisman, the excellent student publication at Delaware Hayes High School, the band, led by a new director, Bill Fowles, obtained a “1” (Superior) rating at the event.

The story by Mia Saska profiles what it took to make this achievement happen. More…

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1808Delaware, Front

We’re Back – And What A Story!

29 Nov , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Over the last handful of days, we have been making a switch from our former website to a new online experience designed to make visiting 1808Delaware more intuitive and more useful.

Here’s the thing, however. Even the best laid plans go awry from time to time.

Our intention in this instance was to do the conversation over the space of about a half day, barely noticeable in the flow of things. We would then share the news and tweak the new site over the coming days.

Who would have known that just hours after the irreversible leap had begun that our web designer would become ill and test positive for COVID-19. That began three days of chaotic recovery (aided by wonderful medication) and taking incremental steps in bringing 1808Delaware back to life in its new format.

As noted above, there are still a few tweaks to make. We will make a more complete announcement when that is done. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the site and please feel free to share comments at:


Featured, Front, Life in Delaware County

New Program Aims to Keep Food Scraps Out of Landfills

28 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Keep Delaware County Beautiful, a coalition led by the Delaware Public Health District, has announced the start up of a brand new program aimed at helping residents keep food scraps out of the landfills and back into the soil through the benefits of composting.

The idea of starting a residential composting program was sparked between Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator Jenifer Way-Young and City of Delaware Watershed and Sustainability coordinator Erin Wolfe Fisher after the City of Delaware surveyed residents asking if they would be willing to pay for food scrap pick-up.

“A large majority said no to an added cost,” said Wolfe Fisher. “While some said yes and even saw the benefit to start paying another company to come pick up their food scraps.” More…

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Featured, Front, Powell/Lewis Center

Holidays In Powell Returns On December 3

27 Nov , 2022  

As the official kickoff to the holiday season for the City of Powell, the annual Holidays in Powell will be held Saturday, December 3, in Village Green Park. The Powell Chamber of Commerce will host Santa’s Gift Shop, a craft fair of handmade holiday gifts, from 12-7 PM in the Powell Municipal Building’s Council chambers. From 4-9 PM, take a free horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Powell starting and ending in Village Green Park.

The event will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 PM, featuring Santa, Powell Mayor Dan Swartwout, and the Powell Community Band. Hot cider, hot chocolate, cotton candy, and kettle corn will also be available for purchase.

Holidays in Powell will be held at Village Green Park (47 Hall St.) on Saturday, December 3. Santa’s Gift Shop runs 12-7 PM; carriage rides run 4-9 PM; and the tree-lighting ceremony is at 6 PM. Admission is FREE.

This event is made possible through the generous support of McClurg Properties, Jill Patricia King, Delaware County TransitEvolve Health PediatricsGiant EagleMaster Kim’s MegaKick Martial ArtsThe Middlefield Banking CompanyNewman Roofing, LLCPedego Electric Bikes Powell, and RV Wholesalers.

Source: City of Powell

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