Life in Delaware County

World’s Greatest Trumpeter To Help Symphony Close Current Season

16 May , 2022  

World renowned musician Pacho Flores, considered by many to be the greatest trumpet player today, and a performance of Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer, will close out the Central Ohio Symphony’s 43rd season, presented through the PNC Arts Alive initiative.

Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos and the musicians of the Central Ohio Symphony will take the stage on May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel Auditorium, located on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

This concert was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic. Those tickets are still valid. Symphony Executive Director Warren W. Hyer said that seat assignments might have changed so ticketholders should call the office to check their proper seats. More…

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SAFE’s Click It Or Ticket Campaign To Kick Off For Memorial Day

15 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The SAFE Delaware County Coalition is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 23 – June 5, 2022.

This year’s SAFE Coalition Click It or Ticket kick-off event is planned for 12pm on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Peterson Plaza located next to the Delaware County Courthouse. 

This year’s event does not feature a typical “saved by the belt” speaker. Tammy Bellios Penter is a Delaware County resident and mother. Over 30 years ago she was in a life-altering traffic crash which almost took her life due to not wearing a seat belt. Tammy will share how her life took a whole different trajectory of struggle and heartbreak because she was not buckled up. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 15

14 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, ODOT

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on May 15. All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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H2Ohio Grant Funding Coming To Preservation Parks

10 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, ODNR

On Monday, Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz announced that $3 million in H2Ohio grant funding will be directed to nine wetland projects to help improve water quality in the Ohio River Basin.

Those awards include funding for Preservation Parks in Delaware County. Other funded projects are in Athens, Butler, Clark, Delaware, Franklin, Mahoning, Montgomery, Pickaway, and Wayne counties. Each will create wetlands, restore wetlands on hydric soils, and/or enhance water quality at existing wetlands and floodplains.

“By expanding the reach of H2Ohio, we are working not only toward water quality, but also to a better quality of life for all Ohioans,” said Governor DeWine.  “Water issues exist everywhere, and these new projects will ensure more communities get the opportunity to experience the benefits these wetlands provide for water quality, wildlife, and recreational purposes.”

This is the second round of H2Ohio grants focused exclusively on the Ohio River Basin. In round one, ten wetland projects were awarded a total of $4.3 million to address nutrient loading and contribute to water quality improvement in the Ohio River and its tributaries. More…

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Additional CWD-Positive Deer Confirmed In Nearby Wyandot, Marion Counties

9 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has confirmed nine additional wild white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in northern Marion and southern Wyandot counties. Five were bucks, and four were does. Testing was performed on hunter-harvested deer during the 2021-22 season, as well as through a planned operation in February and March to obtain additional samples.

Since the fall of 2020, 11 wild deer have tested positive for CWD, all in Wyandot and Marion counties. Nine were confirmed in Wyandot County, and two were confirmed in Marion County. CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer and other similar species, including mule deer, elk, and moose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no strong evidence that CWD is transmissible to humans.

To increase sampling for CWD, a disease surveillance area has been expanded to include all townships in Wyandot, Marion, and Hardin counties. Special regulations and hunting opportunities are in effect in the DSA. Find more information, including a map of known locations, at ohiodnr.gov/cwd. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 8

6 May , 2022  

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on May 8. All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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Bestselling Author Speaking In Delaware

5 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It’s not every day that a New York Time bestselling author, journalist, essayist, and actress comes to Delaware for an evening of remarks and answers to submitted questions.

That is what’s in store at 7 PM on Friday, May 20, as Sarah Vowell speaks at Chappelear Drama Center.

A contributing editor for public radio’s This American Life, Vowell has written for Time, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Salon, McSweeneys, The Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as authoring seven New York Times’ bestselling nonfiction books on American history and culture. She is also the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in Brad Bird’s Academy Award-winning The Incredibles, and its sequel, Incredibles 2, from Pixar Animation Studios.

Vowell’s books include Radio On, Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Take the Cannoli, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, and Assassination Vacation. More…

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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning May 1

1 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; ODOT District 6

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on May 1.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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SourcePoint Board Recruiting New Members

28 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

SourcePoint’s board of directors is seeks candidates to serve on the organization’s governing board for terms beginning in 2023.

The nonprofit organization provides professional expertise, services, and programs to help Delaware County adults live well after 55. SourcePoint provides in-home care services, caregiver support, and community programs that benefit the health and wellness of adults ages 55 and better.

SourcePoint’s volunteer board of directors is responsible for planning, policy development, resource development, financial oversight, evaluating the performance of the executive director, and ensuring that the organization is addressing its mission of service. The board meets no less than nine times annually, and board members are expected to participate on at least two board committees and attend key events. It is expected that board members will support and participate in fundraising activities.

The board typically meets at the organization’s Cheshire Road headquarters at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. Some committee meetings may take place at the south office on Polaris Parkway. Virtual meetings were held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, with a hybrid approach offered in 2022. More…

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The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Radnor Pastor

28 Apr , 2022  

By: 1808Delaware

Updated with newly-found information

Newspaper accounts from yesteryear can sometimes reveal the most unusual stories, providing that — if the reporter got the facts right — that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction.

We’re looking into a bit of Delaware County history today on 1808Delaware which we doubt you have heard before.

On a weekday morning in 1919, the pastor of a church in Radnor set off for a trip to Delaware for some car repair.

He and his wife had been in Delaware County for just a year or so, having moved here from a small town in Allen County. After he failed to return, his wife panicked, particularly after she was unable to locate him anywhere in Delaware. More…

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