History/Tourism, Sunbury

Landmarks Of Delaware County Special: Myers Inn, Sunbury

13 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

We are celebrating this, the 20th post in our Landmarks of Delaware County series, by presenting a uniquely historic county landmark in a new way.

To access the previous 19 posts in this series, visit this link.

The Myers Inn in Sunbury, built by the community’s co-founder Lawrence Myers, is a property powerfully tied to local history. It has had more than one life, and has generated a good deal of deserved attention. More…

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Sunbury Seeking Commission, Board Members

4 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Sunbury is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies, one on the Planning and Zoning Commission and one on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

  • Planning and Zoning Commission and BZA Board Member Qualities
  • Must meet the minimum criteria set by the charter:
  • An elector of the Municipality (registered to vote as a resident of Sunbury), and
  • Cannot hold any other office or be an employee of the Municipality.

Currently, the Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month. The BZA meets on an as-needed basis. More…



Sunbury Looking For Input On Reservoir Improvements

17 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Sunbury is looking for residents to comment on ideas to improve the village’s reservoirs.

To that end, it will be holding a Public Meeting at the reservoirs, north of the gate entrance on the north end of Otis Street. The meeting will take place on May 25 at noon, rain or shine.

The meeting is designed to obtain feedback as the Village completes an application for grant monies to improve the reservoirs for residents’ use by adding fishing piers and walking paths. Your comments and opinions are an important step in this process. More…

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Schools, Sunbury

Take A Video Tour Of A Really Big Big Walnut

19 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This week, Big Walnut Local Schools shared a video which takes viewers on a trip through the inside of the new Big Walnut High School, under construction on land off of Kintner Avenue in Sunbury.

The building is adjacent to the new Prairie Run Elementary, which is now up and running. Both projects were made possible by voter approval of a bond issue in November 2017. At the time, the projected cost of the new high school facility was set at $87 million.

The new Big Walnut High School will occupy 325,000 square feet of space and will relieve overcrowding at the District’s current building. More…

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Sunbury Seeking Mowing Bids

14 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Village of Sunbury is currently seeking bids for mowing services at three local locations.

The work will be undertaken at Sunbury Memorial Park, Sunbury Square, and the Administrative Building. Each has a projected 26 to 36 mows to take place during 2021.

Fertilizer and weed control work is also necessary.

Additional details, including what must be provided by the winning contractor as well as special provisions relating to areas such as funerals at the cemetery, etc. can be read here.

Bids are due by this coming Wednesday, and can be dropped off at 9 East Granville Street or mailed. Questions should be directed to Brad Gerwig, Street Superintendent, 740-965-2704.



Sunbury Commission To Hear Presentation On Proposed Development

24 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

On Monday evening, the Village of Sunbury Planning & Zoning Commission has no specific decisions on its plate.

Instead, the published agenda states that the sole item of substantive business, other than the welcoming and swearing in of new Commission members, will be a presentation by representatives of the Donald R. Kenny Company’s Metro Development.

Metro Development LLC was developed 13 years ago to develop multifamily communities and extended stay projects. More…

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Make A Circle Around The Square

21 Jan , 2021  

The Big Walnut Area Historical Society has a virtual treat for its winter program.

The Society invites you to a virtual Walk Around Sunbury Square with Polly Horn. Horn conducts the tour which also does for Big Walnut Schools 3rd graders.

In 1975, as Children’s Director of Community Library, Horn, carrying an arm load of Sunbury photos – many from The Sunbury News — began walking 3rd graders from Harrison Street School around the square. Stopping at the different buildings, she told stories to the students of the building’s history through the years. More…

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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…