Landmarks

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Hayes Mirror, OWU

9 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Just inside the main entrance to University Hall on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University sits a piece of American history.

The item is a 10 foot tall frame made of black walnut, and housing a large pier mirror. The frame was a gift to the University by a former US President and his wife, a member of the OWU Class of 1853.

It is said that Rutherford B. Hayes, a native of Delaware, proposed to Lucy Webb Hayes on the steps of OWU’s Elliott Hall. What is certain is that the Hayeses maintained  lifelong relationship with the University, and made more than one gift to the school during their lifetimes. More…

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Life in Delaware County

City, Keep Delaware County Beautiful Receive Award

8 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Keep Ohio Beautiful recently recognized Keep Delaware County Beautiful and the City of Delaware with the Improve Recycling Award honoring their collaboration on the county-wide Holiday String Light Recycling program.

The execution of the Holiday String Light Recycling program began as an idea between KDCB and the City of Delaware Watershed & Sustainability program along with the City of Delaware Public Works after all entities noticed a contamination issue with holiday string lights left on trees or placed in recycling bins.

The City of Delaware Public Works, which provides trash, curbside recycling and yard waste pick up for residents, was not able to properly rid residents of these lights as they are known as tanglers and can cause breakdowns in the recycling sorting equipment. And, unfortunately, lights left on trees for yard waste pick up are not able to be mulched or composted. More…

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Life in Delaware County

US Supreme Court To Weigh In On Pharmacy Patient Steering

8 Nov , 2021  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

It’s a practice long complained of in Ohio.

CVS Health and other massive corporations often use their pharmacy middleman subsidiaries to force people to get the most expensive class of drugs from the businesses’ own mail-order pharmacies. Some call the practice “patient steering.”

CVS and companies such as UnitedHealth and ExpressScripts/Cigna say the arrangements save patients money. But some patients, oncologists and other health providers say it threatens lives.

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning November 7

6 Nov , 2021  

By: ODOT District6; 1808Delaware

ODOT District 6 has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County and Franklin County.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on November 7. More…

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Business

Delaware County, Westerville Gaining New National Headquarters

5 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

A central Ohio company is merging its locations and creating a new national headquarters facility in Delaware County.

In the process the company, Vertiv, is moving its corporate presence from Columbus.

Vertiv designs, builds, and services data, communication, and industrial infrastructure, and employs 20,000 people worldwide. The local operation currently has 350 people working in multiple buildings; this is envisioned to double in the coming years. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Community Health Surveying to Start

5 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County is asking residents to check their mailbox this week as they start surveying Delaware County residents as part of a community health assessment process. The Partnership is working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey.

This pats week, 7,000 Delaware County residents were randomly selected to participate in surveys divided into two age groups, including parents of children ages 0-11, and adults 19-years and older. Residents of Delaware County who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Seafood Restaurant Docking On Polaris Parkway Next Month, Business First Reports

4 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The variety of Delaware County restaurant offerings is expanding in December with the arrival of a new seafood establishment, according to a recent story in Columbus Business First.

Ashtyn’s Seafood House will open its doors on 1047 Polaris Parkway. It’s the second Columbus area location for the owner, Ashtyn Chen.

According to the report, which can be read here, the cuisine will be “…New American with world influences. That’ll include some Chinese dishes as a nod to this father and his heritage.”

The site is the former location of the Noren9 restaurant. More…

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Business, Delaware

23 ‘Grab-N-Go’ Parking Spots Now Permanent in Downtown Delaware

4 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Early in 2020, the City of Delaware allocated parking spaces for temporary curbside pickup as part of our COVID business response effort.

Since then, we have seen how these spots have positively affected our downtown businesses. That is why the City has designated 23 “Grab-N-Go” parking spots in areas close to restaurants and/or retailers where purchased items can be picked up curbside.

These 23 spots are now permanent pickup spaces. Each accommodates one vehicle and encourages quick turnover (no more than 15 minutes) to support active pick ups. As stated, these pickup zones are for both restaurants and retailers. More…

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History/Tourism, OWU

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Edwards Gymnasium

3 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University is home to 11 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a walk around its campus does evoke both a keen sense of the past and optimism for the future.

Perhaps this is most keenly felt in the interior of buildings like Edwards Gymnasium, long home to many OWU athletic offices and activities, and now transformed into a modern fitness and activities center.

Edwards began its life in 1906 as a 1,800 multi-purpose arena on the south end of campus. It came into existence thanks to the generosity of Trustee John Edwards of Leipsic, Ohio. More…

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Business, Westerville

Westerville Thinks Broadband, Survey Responses Sought

2 Nov , 2021  

By the City of Westerville

The City of Westerville is evaluating its next steps in broadband, which includes studying opportunities for expansion and factors related to access, cost and speed. Any initiative to come from these studies would build upon the success of WeConnect, the City’s fiber network and data center service hub.

WeConnect offers world-class support for commercial data management needs. In the future, WeConnect could offer residential services as another community amenity and expand broadband services for Westerville companies and workforce.

Completing this survey should take about five minutes. More…

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Delaware, Life in Delaware County

Riverfront District Open House Held

1 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware area citizens came together late last week for the first Riverfront District Open House.

The District is a key focus area and priority as detailed in the new Delaware Comprehensive Plan, ‘Delaware Together,” which built upon over 1,000 responses from the community. Its aim is to take the successful revitalization of downtown Delaware and to extend that success east.

The Open House featured discussion on the project’s timeline, funding, and impact on both businesses and residents. Some 45 citizens were in attendance. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ring-Necked Pheasants Being Released At Delaware Wildlife Area

1 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ring-necked pheasant releases at wildlife areas and other public hunting locations began during Ohio’s youth hunting season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Pheasant releases will continue into late October and November.

Rooster pheasants are released at 25 public hunting areas, providing hunters with multiple opportunities to pursue this timeless game bird. More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants are scheduled to be released in Ohio to provide put-and-take opportunities for new and veteran hunters.

The Division of Wildlife’s pheasant release schedule ill continue on the following dates: More…

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