Safe Haven Baby Box Now Available At BST&G Fire Station

8 Jan , 2021  

BST&G Fire District has installed a Safe Haven Baby Box located on the east end of the fire station at 350 West Cherry Street in Sunbury. The Safe Haven Baby Box will be available to the public starting on Tuesday, January 5 after the Safe Haven Baby Box Community Unveiling Event at 3:00 PM. This is the 4th Safe Haven Baby Box available in Ohio and the 56th in the nation.

The Ohio Safe Haven Law allows people to surrender their unharmed newborn without fear of criminal prosecution. The Safe Haven Baby Box provides a last resort option to surrender an infant, eliminating the face to face interaction with emergency medical personnel and ensuring a safe surrender of a newborn infant. The Safe Haven Baby Box organization also staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1) to give women the opportunity to talk to a trained professional as they consider safely surrendering their baby. The hotline has received over 5,000 calls from all states in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Chamber Of Commerce Unveils New Website

17 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The business community in the Sunbury area is putting its best foot forward this fall through the launch of a new and improved website for the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce.

Visitors to the site will be greeted with a very different impression. Instead of the former site’s tight, compressed appearance, the new site is full screen and features bright colors and easy to find graphics.

In addition to how the new site looks, its contents are different as well. As a large banner says on the home page, “Take a Look Around. We Have Updated Our Website! We have added MANY new benefits for our Chamber members. Enjoy Exploring!” More…


Sunbury Seeks To Fill Council Vacancy

11 Nov , 2020  

There is an opening for the position of Sunbury Village Councilperson effective January 1, 2021. A seven-person council serves as the legislative authority of the Village.

Council meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 pm with additional committee meetings as assigned. The selected candidate would serve subject to all applicable laws until a successor is elected at the next November election in 2021. The position receives a stipend of $1900 per year, paid monthly.

Per ORC 731.12 all interested candidates MUST have resided in the corporate limits of the Village of Sunbury for a period of one year prior to their potential appointment and be an elector of the Village. More…


Sunbury Holding Open House For Trail Extension

22 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Village of Sunbury will be holding an open house for the purpose of seeking public comment on a proposed extension of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Trail.

The event will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 23 on the first floor of the Town Hall at 51 East Cherry Street.

The proposal would continue an approximately 1000 foot segment of the trail from West Granville Street south through Old Orchard Park to the new high school. The trail connects the Community Library with the Fallen Heroes Memorial, dedicated in 2007. More…

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Current Sunbury Zoning Projects

3 Sep , 2020  

Get “in the know” about the latest development proposals in Sunbury that have triggered the Village’s zoning process. Click on any of the links for details.

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Current Zoning Projects


1808Delaware, Delaware, Sunbury

1808Delaware Is Getting Local

27 Jan , 2020  

As we begin this new year, 1808Delaware will be undergoing several changes as we move toward a full launch.

One new feature is the introduction of community-specific pages, each of which will now filter news for easy access by city, village, or area. This has been moved to our lower menu, which you can find on the red bar underneath our feature stories. More…

Life in Delaware County, Sunbury

Sunbury Council To Hold Public Hearing On Rezoning

5 Jan , 2020  

On Wednesday evening, the Village of Sunbury Council will hold a public hearing on the rezoning application of Sunbury Plaza Limited Partnership for a zoning change on 9.805 acres it owns on Miller Drive, near the northwest corner of State Route 3C and US36/37,  for a housing development.

The land in question is that left undeveloped behind the Inn at Walnut Creek. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Company Reaches Milestone With Opening Of New Sunbury Location

9 Sep , 2019  

On Saturday, Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, announced the opening of its 1,800th store by launching grand opening celebration at the new store in Berkshire Township, just west of Sunbury.

“It continues to be an exciting time for Tractor Supply as we celebrate the opening of our 1,800th store. For more than 80 years, Tractor Supply has worked to be the most dependable supplier of basic maintenance products to all those who live the rural lifestyle, and we look forward to serving our new customers in Berkshire Township, Ohio,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer. More…

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Celebrate Summer With Sizzle

8 Aug , 2019  

There’s still some summer left, you know? What better way to celebrate the heat than with great food, great music, and perhaps a bit of liquid refreshment?

The Ninth Annual Sizzle and Sounds in Sunbury takes place on Sunday, August 17 from 11 AM to 11 PM (easy to remember)! The fun takes place on the Square downtown. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Renovations Continuing At Former Sunbury Bank

25 Jun , 2019  

From former bank to future watering hole – that is the course that Jassen Holderby has in mind for what was the Chase Bank at 45 East Granville Street on the Square in Sunbury. With a background both in bartending and in building renovation, that decision came naturally. Holderby owns local contracting firm J. Holderby Renovations. More…


Business, Sunbury

The Sunbury News Announces End Of Print Publication

3 Apr , 2019  

Closures, mergers, and downsizing continue in the beleaguered media industry. This week has already seen the layoff of an entire third of the unionized staff at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Now, that reality has hit closer to home.

On Monday, an announcement appeared on the website of The Sunbury News alerting readers that the March 30 newspaper was the final print edition that would be produced. More…

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Sunbury Seeks New Village Councilperson

8 Jan , 2019  

There is an immediate opening for the position of Sunbury Village Councilperson.   A six-person council serves as the legislative authority of the Village.

Council meets the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 PM with additional committee meetings as assigned. The selected candidate would serve subject to all applicable laws for the unexpired term of a prior councilperson through December 31, 2021.  The position receives a stipend of $1900 per year, paid monthly. More…

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