Life in Delaware County

Work Beginning at Delaware Shooting Range

15 Apr , 2019  

Work has begun for the complete renovation of the Delaware Shooting Range and should be completed by the end of 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Contractors have been doing site preparation so environmental remediation efforts can begin this spring.

The Division of Wildlife is working within the framework approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the property where the range is located. Once the environmental remediation work has been completed, the Division of Wildlife plans to begin upgrades to the range this summer. More…

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Easter Egg Hunt Joins YMCA Family Day

14 Apr , 2019  

This year brings a new experience for families wishing to celebrate the Easter season in style.

The City of Delaware Easter Egg Hunt will join the YMCA Family Day for a wonderful morning of combined fun. The fun takes place on Saturday, April 20. More…

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Fish For Free

13 Apr , 2019  

It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not required to obtain a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

The Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for the estimated 1.3 million Ohio anglers. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Macy’s Launches New Retail Experience Nationwide, Including At Polaris

11 Apr , 2019  

Macy’s has announced the launch of STORY, the narrative-driven retail experience in 36 stores nationwide. MAC Cosmetics, Crayola®, Levi’s® Kids & more than 70 small businesses partner with STORY at Macy’s on Color STORY, where customers will find hundreds of curated products and enjoy engaging community events.

These 36 stores include the Macy’s location at Polaris Fashion Place Mall. More…

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Municipal Tax Reminders

9 Apr , 2019  

Tax Day this year falls on a Monday, meaning that this weekend will be a busy time for last-minute filers.

For those required to file forms to the two cities completely within Delaware County, Delaware and Powell, we have some reminders below. More…

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Medicaid Pro Bono Legal Services Program Expands Across Ohio, Delaware County

8 Apr , 2019  

Disability Rights Ohio has announced a new partnership with law firm McDonald Hopkins LLC to expand its existing Medicaid Pro Bono Program, which provides legal services to Ohio families and children with disabilities. The program, which started when DRO teamed up with Nationwide Insurance in 2017, will now be able to reach more people struggling to obtain access to adequate healthcare services and medical equipment. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Farmers’ Market Listings Begin

8 Apr , 2019  

As a new feature on 1808Delaware, we will be profiling Delaware County farmers markets over the coming weeks and placing those profiles on a new dedicated Farmers’ Market page.

A link to that site will then be placed on our home page for easy access.

Here is our first farmers market profile for 2019. More…

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Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Buckeye Blooms On The Way

6 Apr , 2019  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

“Spring is one of the most magical times of year in Ohio,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Spring welcomes an array of colorful wildflowers, which line trails and hillsides all over the state. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors to see spring wildflowers and reconnect with nature after the chill of the winter months.” More…

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MORPC Awards Projects That Enhance Mobility of Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

5 Apr , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced the Award of Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Section 5310 Program funding to 10 projects in Central Ohio that will enhance the mobility of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

These include three projects in Delaware County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Civic Pride On First Friday: Updated

5 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: Updated with more information.

During the April First Friday in downtown Delaware, some civic pride will be on display.

In fact, that’s the theme of the first road closure First Friday of 2019 downtown. On April 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM, walk the street, shop the shops, eat the food, see the sights, and celebrate what it takes to keep Delaware looking good. More…

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Local Author To Look Back On Mental Health Treatment Over A Century Ago

4 Apr , 2019  

On Tuesday, April 9, the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library will be hosting a local author who has conducted research into the history of mental illness and treatment.

Author Mindy McGinnis will be sharing research behind her Edgar Award-winning Gothic historical thriller, “A Madness So Discreet.” More…

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Delaware Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

3 Apr , 2019  

Do you recognize this individual? As noted below, she is a suspect in the theft of over $2,000 in merchandise.

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SourcePoint Receives New Delivery Van Donation For Meals On Wheels

1 Apr , 2019  

SourcePoint recently received a gift from Greif, a leading global industrial packaging manufacturer based in Delaware, for the purchase of a new delivery van for SourcePoint’s Meals on Wheels program. Each year, SourcePoint delivers more than a quarter-million meals to local seniors. The new van replaces a 2005 vehicle with more than 107,000 miles and several mechanical issues. More…

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Father And Son Indicted For Taking, Selling Trailers

30 Mar , 2019  

A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned an 11-count indictment against 42-year-old Jessie Hunter Sr. and 22-year-old Jessie Hunter Jr.

Charges come after authorities in both Delaware and Union Counties received multiple reports of missing trailers from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. More…

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