Delaware County

County Recorder Wins State Award

22 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio Recorders Association recognized Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan on Tuesday night as a 2021 Gold Quill award nominee at their annual Winter Continuing Education Conference and banquet for her diligent commitment to the association and her office.

Each year, the members of the association are asked to nominate a Recorder in good standing whose commitment to the ORA includes contributing to the standardization of filing practices in offices state-wide, the exchange of ideas and experiences that elevate and improve the overall office of Ohio County Recorder, and the promotion of research, development, and preparation for legislation that develops better administration of the Ohio Recorder’s Offices while cultivating unity among the members. More…

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Life in Delaware County

SourcePoint Awarded Agency Of The Year

10 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

SourcePoint was recently selected as the 2021 Region 5 Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter (NASW Ohio). NASW Ohio’s award honors agencies that best exemplify social work values in the field, using best practices to make positive changes in their communities.

SourcePoint was selected based on the organization’s commitment to providing quality and comprehensive aging services for Delaware County, Ohio, as well as its commitment to diversity and advocacy for both staff and clients.

The agency’s nomination letter can be found online at MySourcePoint.org/2021/11/09/nasw-nomination. More…

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Sports

Three Area Officials Become OHSAA Hall Of Famers

11 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Fifteen individuals were honored for their induction into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame on October 2. Three area officials were included.

The OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Committee delayed the 2020 celebration due to COVID-19 pandemic. The OHSAA also recognized the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Officials of the Year at the banquet.

Each of the 15 Hall of Fame inductees was honored for outstanding officiating careers and significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio. More information on the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/Officiating/HOF. More…

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Delaware

Delaware One Of Ohio’s ‘Best Hometowns’

12 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware will be recognized as a great place to live, work and visit in Ohio Magazine’s annual Best Hometowns issue, which will be published November 1.

The Best Hometown announcement was made by the magazine this week. Also selected were Centerville, Chillicothe, Sandusky and Wadsworth.

“To be recognized as among the best of the best in Ohio is a tremendous achievement for Delaware because Ohio has so many great hometowns,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said. “Our entire community shares in this honor and can take a bow!” More…

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Delaware County

Historic Courthouse Hearing Room Renamed To Honor Judge

24 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

In a surprise ceremony on Thursday, the Delaware County Commissioners renamed the hearing room of Delaware County’s Historic Courthouse in honor of retired Common Pleas Court Judge Henry E. Shaw, Jr.

The hearing room served as the iconic building’s first courtroom from 1869 to 2017. Shaw presided over it from 1976 to 2003, and his 27 years on the bench made him Delaware County’s longest-serving General Division Common Pleas Court judge. But the honor derives just as much from Shaw’s devotion to preserving local history, the Commissioners noted in the ceremony, which they listed on their regular Thursday session agenda simply as an award-recognition event for the Historic Courthouse’s renovation that was completed in January. More…

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Business, Dublin

OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital Named To Top Hospitals List

21 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

What does it take to be great? If you ask the leadership team at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, it’s all about team. Because of that, the hospital has landed on the IBM Watson Health national list of top hospitals in 8 of 10 years. This year however, despite all of the challenges that COVID-19 presented, Dublin Methodist Hospital was recognized as the number one mid-size hospital in the country.

This year Fortune once again joined forces with IBM Watson Health to rank the very best hospitals and health systems in the country. Crunching the numbers from Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website, IBM researchers evaluated 2,675 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals on various performance indicators in four main categories: clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County Board Of Elections Given Service Award

16 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware County’s Board of Elections has been recognized by the Ohio Secretary of State for outstanding service to the voters of Ohio during the 2020 Presidential Election. Director Karla Herron and Deputy Director Anthony Saadey accepted the award on behalf of the Board.

“There is not a stage big enough to hold the thousands of poll workers, seasonal employees, and volunteers who made the 2020 Presidential Election a success in Delaware County,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

This is the first time a single Board of Elections has been awarded for its outstanding service.  There are 88 Boards of Elections, one for each county, in Ohio.  The award was presented by LaRose on June 8, during the annual Summer Elections Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware Countians Tapped For Collegiate Honor Society Membership

8 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University invited 19 students into its chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society this spring.

Included among them are several Delaware Countians.

Phi Eta Sigma recognizes first-year students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better during their first semester and who also are in the upper 20 percent of their class. More…

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Schools

Delaware County Students Win CAPA Marquee Awards

6 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is committed to celebrating, supporting, and advocating for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio. Through CAPA’s standing as a member of the Broadway League, Columbus is an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®.

CAPA sponsors the prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students through its own newly created, local awards program—the CAPA Marquee Awards.

To be considered for participation in the CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between October 15, 2020 – April 18, 2021. More…

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Delaware

Delaware Fire Department Earns International Accredited Status

25 May , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware Fire Department has earned Accredited Agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

Delaware is one of only 289 departments worldwide to be accredited, and one of only 10 in Ohio. The accreditation was awarded May 18 and will remain valid for five years.

“One of my goals since I arrived here was to pursue accreditation,” Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said. “This is a similar process used by hospitals, colleges and industry that validates the fire department programs and ensure that they are in alignment with the community and local government.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Passion, Vision, Commitment

29 Apr , 2021  

In nominating Grace Ison for a Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones, Ph.D., praised the sophomore as a “shining example of all that is best about this new generation.”

Ison, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one of 12 students across the state being honored with a 2021 Ping Award, presented by the Ohio Campus Compact “to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.”

Of Ison and her work, President Jones said: “Grace is the ultimate example of the coming together of service and leadership in a way that is meaningful and productive, and evidence of her work abounds on our campus and within our community. … Grace has changed the service landscape at Ohio Wesleyan. Her deep passion, her vision, and her sustained commitment are a shining example of all that is best about this new generation.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Public Health District And 16 Others To Receive Collaborative Achievement Award

23 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Congratulations to the Delaware Public Health District which, together with 16 other health departments in central Ohio, will be receiving the important William C. Habig Collaborative Achievement Award.

The announcement was made via social media on Monday by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC).

In making the announcement, MORPC shared, “We’re proud of our public health professionals for all they have done to keep our community healthy and informed throughout the pandemic.” More…

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