Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 18

24 Jul , 2021  

By: ODOT District6; 1808Delaware

ODOT District 6 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County and Franklin County.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 25. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Kids Catching Catfish

23 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The time is here for the Terry Hummel Memorial Youth Fishing Derby.

This Saturday, July 24 from 8 AM to 12 Noon, American Legion Post 457 will welcome dozens of kids anxious to learn the art of fishing.

For many kids, the event provides their first exposure to the sport.

It’s the ideal environment in which to learn –equipment and bait will be provided, as will a free lunch and drinks. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Idea Advanced To Focus Columbus Development On Five Waterways

22 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s called the “Rapid5 Project,” and if implemented it could transform central Ohio in a major way.

The new initiative, an effort of MORPC and the Urban Land Institute in Columbus, was the focus of a presentation this week at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

And while the Rapid5 Project is centered on Franklin County, its supporting documents suggest that southern Delaware County will be very much impacted by its provisions, which concentrate on improving links between communities, greenways, and five key waterways, labeled Scioto, Olentangy, Alum Creek, Big Walnut, and Big Darby. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Outlines 5 Year Walking, Biking Plan

21 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

More and more Ohioans are walking and biking as a way to travel, either by choice or necessity. However, recent trends in safety, health, and demographics highlight the urgent need for safer, accessible, and more convenient options for walking and biking in communities across the state. In an effort to combat these trends and spur more strategic investment in infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Ohio Department of Transportation is launching the first-of-its-kind Walk.Bike.Ohio plan. This plan was constructed based on input from local government partners, state agencies, and the public.

“Nearly one out of every 10 Ohio households does not have access to a motor vehicle, meaning active transportation options like walking and bicycling are necessary to meet basic needs,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “When we ensure that walking and biking are safe, convenient, and accessible options – everybody wins. The Walk.Bike.Ohio plan puts us on the right path to do that.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

COTA Holding Public Hearings On Potential Fare Changes

21 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

COTA will host two public hearings on potential changes to COTA’s fare policies. COTA reviews fares every three years. The hearings will be held:

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 Noon

There are now three ways to attend and participate. More…

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Life in Delaware County

July Events In The Delaware Area

20 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Things continue to bustle during a warm and sometimes wet Ohio summer, particularly in the Delaware area.

The following are concerts, festivals, and other events taking place between now and the end of July. Click on any of these to get more information. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Summer Road Trips: Travel The World This Summer

17 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Delaware County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This summer, it is possible to travel the short distance to Columbus and to experience the world in a most unique way.

Franklin Park Conservancy and Botanical Gardens will take you there via an exhibition entitled “Sister Cities: Horticultural Sites, Events, and Developments.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 18

16 Jul , 2021  

By: ODOT District6; 1808Delaware

ODOT District 6 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County and Franklin County.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 18.

More…

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Life in Delaware County

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve

16 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

We continue our series “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About,” where we dive into weeds to bring you details on Delaware County ‘s geographical, cultural, and scenic landmarks.

The 115 acre Seymour Woods Nature Preserve in Liberty Township is known, among other things, for being an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The acreage was donated to the State of Ohio in 1972 by Columbus attorney James O. Seymour, and contains 1.8 miles of hiking trails. Deep ravines cut into shale cliffs in the park, and there are both heavily wooded ridge tops and open fields. As the topography changes, so does the type of tree — from oaks in the high ground to elms, maples, and willows lower down. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Hazardous Waste Special Collection Event On July 17

15 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

There will be a special hazardous waste collection event for residents of Delaware, Knox, and Marion Counties held on July 17 at the Marion Fairgrounds hosted by the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste District.

Materials will be accepted between 9 AM and 1 PM. The Fairgrounds are located at 220 East Fairground Street in Marion.

A photo ID is required to prove residence. Remember that there is a limit of ten cans of latex paint in five gallon containers or under, and no empty containers will be accepted. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Olentangy River Clean-Up Day Scheduled

14 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Olentangy Watershed Alliance, Keep Delaware County Beautiful, and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed are partnering to hold the City’s annual Olentangy River Clean-Up.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 9 AM to Noon at 225 Cherry Street in Delaware, the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant facility. Participants should park in the first parking lot to the right of Cherry Street.

We will meet at the Cherry St river access, which is the first parking lot on your right when you turn onto Cherry St. (before the Waste Water Treatment Plant). More…

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Life in Delaware County

Blood Shortage Continues; Red Cross Needs Donors Now

14 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, American Red Cross

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now.

Currently, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants and elective surgeries. More…

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