Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Is Doing A DORA Event

26 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

UPDATED: See below

The City of Powell is taking a step into the future of community entertainment and business later this month. On June 27 and 28, Powell is moving forward with the City’s very first DORA event.

At City Council’s Development Committee meeting on Wednesday evening, City Manager Andrew White referred to it as the “next chapter” for the City after weeks of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“DORA” stands for Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, and Powell City Council enacted DORA legislation last fall. 1808Delaware’s coverage of that meeting can be accessed here. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Student Serves In Internship Role

26 Jun , 2020  

An Upkey Trajectory

Ohio Wesleyan Student Serves as Company’s Entrepreneurial Finance and Global Leadership Intern Name: Haris Ali ’22 Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan Major: Quantitative Economics Minor: Accounting OWU Connection Experience: Virtual internship with Chicago, Illinois-based Upkey Corp., a career guidance service, where he is working as an entrepreneurial finance and global leadership intern Ali’s two-month summer internship is designed to help him develop the business, financial, and analytical skills he will need for a career in the financial services industry.

Life in Delaware County

As Outbreak Grows, Younger Ohioans Comprise Most COVID-19 Cases

26 Jun , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

More than half of the Ohioans who contracted COVID-19 in June are less than 40 years-old, a sign that new cases are skewing younger in the newly reopened economy.

In May, people in the age group comprised about 41% of the month’s new cases, according to a spreadsheet analysis of state data released Wednesday.

The Ohio trend mirrors similar patterns in Texas and Florida, where officials have connected the younger cases to parties and bar outings. More…

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History/Tourism

The Day That Main Street Came To Delaware: Part One

26 Jun , 2020  

By: Owner/Publisher Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware

Fans of downtown Delaware are well aware of the organization known as Main Street Delaware.

That organization’s first baby step took place with a phone call. I know this, as I am the person who made that call over two decades ago.

Locally, Main Street Delaware spearheads the revitalization of Delaware’s central business district using a model which has been successfully used across the country for 40 years. More…

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Business

GNC To Close As Many As 1,200 Stores; No Delaware County Store In First Round

25 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

Retailer GNC has announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close a significant number of stores.

This is taking place as the company pursues the sale of its business.

According to a press release, GNC shared that “With the support of its lenders and key stakeholders, the Company expects to confirm a standalone plan of reorganization or consummate a sale that will enable the business to exit from this process in the fall of this year.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Library Announces Next Phase Of Reopening

25 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware; Delaware County District Library

Over the last three-plus months, the Delaware County District Library (DCDL) has gone through several stages of closure and reopening.

As with other libraries in Ohio, all branches closed in mid March, at which time all programs were cancelled. In late May, a step forward was made with the launch of curbside and drive-up services, which we covered in this post.

Continuing changes in state guidelines combined with a leveling off of infection statewide has given the DCDL the opportunity to take the next major step. On Wednesday, Library Director George Needham sent out the following release, which profiles changes in a number of services: More…

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Delaware

Delaware City Hall Renovation To Begin

25 Jun , 2020  

City Hall is a downtown Delaware icon. The 83-year-old building has grown and adapted over time but has not been updated in almost 30 years.

On July 6, interior renovation work at City Hall begins. The project was adjusted to coincide with the building already being closed to public access because of the pandemic. The renovation is expected to be complete by late fall 2020. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Watch The Duck Derby Online This Year

24 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

The local favorite Duck Derby fundraiser is going online this year.

The basics are the same — watch 5,000 rubber ducks float down the Lazy River at Zoombezi Bay. And, as before, proceeds benefit The Alpha Group of Delaware.

The fun will take place this year via Facebook Live. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DeWine Tested For Virus As Daily Cases See Slight Decrease

24 Jun , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

Ohio reported a slight decrease in daily coronavirus cases Tuesday with 590, following a series of higher-than-average day-to-day increases.

Gov. Mike DeWine, along with his wife Fran and Lt. Gov Jon Husted, got tested for the virus during the live briefing Tuesday, a day after the state reported 729 cases, its largest daily increase since May 21.

The state had reported 700 cases Thursday, which DeWine identified as a “worrisome” rise in cases in five southwestern Ohio counties. Those counties are Clark, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery and Warren. More…

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History/Tourism

One Year On, Great American Rail-Trail Work Continues

24 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

At this time last year, we shared a post here on 1808Delaware relaying news that promoters of the Great American Rail-Trail had unveiled a preferred route for the project, and that that route crossed Delaware County.

The thoroughly researched route ended up one which would travel through 12 states and the District of Columbia along 3,700 miles. Of that distance, 1,700 miles were “gaps” in which trail development needed to take place.

In that year, the initiative moved ahead at breakneck speed. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Development Director Retiring

23 Jun , 2020  

David Betz plans to retire from the City of Powell at the end of June after serving as the City’s Development Director for nearly 28 years.

During his tenure, Betz helped plan the development of the City during a time of significant growth that took Powell from a village of approximately 2,700 residents, encompassed in three square miles, to a vibrant City that today has a population of nearly 15,000 and is more than five square miles. More…

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Life in Delaware County

DACC Instructor Awarded For Charitable Work

23 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware Area Career Center has announced news of a deserved recognition for one of their instructional staff.

Tina Francis, DACC-Buckeye Valley Middle School CBI teacher, has been awarded the 2020 Dr. G. James Pinchak Service Learning Award. Dr. G. James Pinchak was a friend to CBI and one of the most knowledgeable and caring partners for career technical education. More…

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