Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 25

24 Sep , 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 September 25.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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Life in Delaware County

Veterans IDs Offered At Delaware County Fair This Friday

21 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The popular Delaware County Recorder’s Veterans ID program is back at the Delaware County Fair this year. Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan will provide the service on Friday, Sept. 23rd from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at the Recorder’s booth in the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

The program allows Ohio veterans to obtain a Document Identification Card (also known as a Vet ID card). The card displays a photograph of the veteran as well as relevant information regarding their service to our country. In Ohio, County Recorders maintain veterans’ military discharge records, and a Vet ID card allows veterans to prove their eligibility for various benefits. Previously, veterans had to prove their eligibility by carrying a certified copy of their DD 214. The Vet ID card is much smaller card, easier to carry and contains all the relevant information needed.

In order to receive a Vet ID card, a veteran must present an original or certified copy of his or her military discharge, as well as show two forms of current and valid identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: an original or certified birth certificate; ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. military ID card; Social Security card; state-issued license to carry a concealed weapon; state-issued driver’s license or ID; or valid passport. At least one form of identification submitted must be a photo ID. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Three Delaware Countians Named To Ohio Veterans Hall Of Fame

19 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; Office of Governor Mike DeWine

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has announced the members of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

These 20 outstanding inductees will be honored for their accomplishments and achievements at the 31st annual Induction Ceremony in November for their post-military service. This stellar class represents 15 Ohio counties and four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently approved the entire class and will offer his congratulations during the official ceremony.

Three residents of Delaware County are included amount the 20 new Hall of Fame members. Those are:

Timothy S. Funk, Marine Corps, Delaware

Chad D. Jenkins, Army, Delaware

Bryan L. Martin, Army, Delaware More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 18

17 Sep , 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 September 18.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022! More…

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Life in Delaware County

Monarch Migration Underway Across Ohio

15 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware (emphasis adeed)

Eastern monarch butterflies are now flying through Ohio on their way from summer breeding areas to overwintering sites in Mexico, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Monarchs may travel 50 to 100 miles per day, making this one of the most impressive migrations in the animal kingdom. The journey may take them thousands of miles before they reach their destination.

Migrating monarchs rely on adequate food resources along their journey. Native flowers provide monarchs with the fuel needed to reach overwintering areas. Look for monarchs in the coming weeks in forests, fields, gardens, and waterways as they migrate through Ohio. Migrants may travel individually or in groups. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DCT Holding Public Hearings on Proposed Changes

14 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware County Transit will be holding public hearings on proposed changes tomorrow, September 15, at 11 AM and 6 PM.

Both meetings will be held at 119 Henderson Court in Delaware.

Two changes will be discussed:

  • Increasing FLEX fares effective October 17
  • Discontinuation of out of county Demand Response service.

It is possible to attend via computer/tablet/smartphone. To do so, go to: https://meet.goto.com/DCTConferenceRoom. You can also call in to this number: (646) 749-3122. Access Code is: 938-603-205.

If you need special accommodations to attend, call (740) 363-3355 or email: information@delcotransit.com.

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio First Responder Grant Monies Coming To Delaware County

14 Sep , 2022  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced the first round of funding to be awarded to local first responder agencies as part of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program.

A total of 26 agencies, including the Delaware Police Department, will receive $1.67 million to help them support the wellness needs of law enforcement officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

“Our first responders face the daily challenge of providing the highest level of response and care to Ohioans during traumatic circumstances, having little to no time to effectively process the stress brought on by these situations,” said Governor DeWine. “We created this grant program to help our first responders take care of themselves so that they can continue taking care of others.”

The City of Delaware Police Department is receiving $34,800 for annual mental wellness checks. More…

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Life in Delaware County

County Fair Week Begins; Township Residents Enjoy Discount

12 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It’s County Fair Week in Delaware County, as the latest edition of the event dating back to 1834 takes place from September 17-24.

The Fair hosts many outstanding events including five days of the best in harness racing capped off by the prestigious Little Brown Jug on Thursday as well as displays from 100’s of exhibitors and a full schedule of motor sports events in the motor sports complex ranging from demolition derbies to rough truck competitions.

This year, the Delaware County Agricultural Society in partnership with the Delaware County Township Association is offering a dollar off admittance to the 2022 Delaware County Fair to all Delaware County Township residents.

The Delaware County Township Association(DCTA) is a countywide organization dedicated to promoting and preserving township government, through educational forums and lobbying efforts. The association was founded in the 60s, and includes all 18 townships in the county. More…

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Delaware City Council To Consider Three Boulder Farms Ordinances On Monday

11 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware City Council may move the proposed Boulder Farms Development further ahead on Monday night at their regular bi-monthly meeting.

The development, at the southeast corner of US36 and Section Line Road, is the subject of three ordinances. Each of the ordinances is being presented for a Third Reading and possible vote.

Those ordinances would:

  • Rezone 138.4 acres from A-1 (Agricultural District) to A-1 PMU (Agricultural District with a Planned Mixed Use Overlay District).
  • Approve a Conditional Use Permit allowing the placement of a PMU (Planned Mixed Use Overlay Development) to be established for the same acreage.
  • Approve a Preliminary Development Plan for the same parcel.
  • The measures received unanimous approval from the City of Delaware Planning Commission back on August 3.

The development could include 620 residential dwelling units on 128.16 acres, of which 10.24 acres would be commercial development and 46 acres would remain open space. There would be a protect 222 single family detached and 398 multi family dwelling units. This density represents 4.48 units per acre on average. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Next Sunday Brings The All Horse Parade

8 Sep , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The best and one of the largest horse parades east of the Mississippi River is making a return visit to Delaware next Sunday.

The 2022 All Horse Parade is set to start at 3:00 PM at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. As in past years, the parade will then travel east on Pennsylvania Avenue, south on Sandusky Street, west on Winter Street, north on Liberty Street, west on Lincoln Avenue, and then north on Euclid Avenue back to the Fairgrounds.

The total parade route is approximately 2.3 miles. An online map can be viewed here.

Recognized as one of the largest and most unique non-motorized parades in the U.S., it will include over 140 units including 450 horses, mules and donkeys, along with wagons, carriages and bands. Typically, some 60,000 spectators line the streets.

For more information, please contact 740.272.7636.

The All Horse Parade is traditionally held on the Sunday immediately preceding the start of the Delaware County Fair.

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