Life in Delaware County

MLK Celebration Set; Tickets Available

10 Dec , 2019  

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to join together in “Pursuing the Dream” during the 2020 observance of King’s life and legacy.

The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, January 19, with the 35th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. More…

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County Good Deeds Team Reaches Elected Officials Across Ohio

5 Dec , 2019  

With an eye-catching tagline like “Skip Probate >> Proceed Straight to Your Intended Beneficiary,” three local officials garnered significant interest from residents in Delaware County for a program they implemented earlier this year.

Not surprisingly, their approach has caught the eye of elected officials statewide who want to learn how they do it.

When Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning their “Good Deeds” program earlier this year, they had no idea just how popular the program would become. More…

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A Thanksgiving Story: Delaware Unites For Fight Against Hunger Games

28 Nov , 2019  

In the end, it wasn’t even a close contest: Delaware County employees and Delaware City Schools students united for the 5th annual Fight Against Hunger Games and provided 225 Thanksgiving meal kits to their neighbors in need. They also restocked the Pacer Pantry, a local food bank, with the extra donations collected over the last month. Hunger didn’t stand a chance. More…

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New Delaware County Treasurer Sworn In

26 Nov , 2019  

A new Delaware County Treasurer has taken office.

Michael Ringle, selected November 21 by the Delaware County Republican Party’s Central Committee, will fill the unexpired term of Jon Peterson, who passed away October 10. The term runs through September 5, 2021. More…

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Delaware County 9-1-1 Center Earns National Accreditation

22 Nov , 2019  

Delaware County’s 9-1-1 Center has earned national accreditation, making them one of the few emergency communications centers in the U.S. to achieve this honor.

At the November 15 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Covington, Ky., representatives from Delaware County underwent a final round of questioning and later were awarded their official accreditation, completing a nearly two-year process. More…

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Applications Sought For County Finance Authority

7 Nov , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to the Delaware County Finance Authority, formally known as the Port Authority. This is a volunteer, unpaid position. The Board of Directors of the Authority is composed of seven members. More…

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Interested In Becoming A Delaware County District Library Trustee?

26 Oct , 2019  

The judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, in accordance with Section 3375.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, will make an appointment to the Delaware County Board of Library Trustees for a seven-year term beginning in January 2020.

If you are interested in this appointment opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter, your physical residence address along with your email address and telephone number to Presiding Judge Randall D. Fuller, 117 North Union Street, 400 Level, Delaware, Ohio 43015, on or before Monday, November 11. More…

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Delaware County’s “Good Deeds” Team Schedules More Workshops

24 Oct , 2019  

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. So when Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning to implement “Good Deeds” in Delaware County, they first took a cue from a handful of other counties in Ohio who had done the same.

The team had no idea just how popular the program would become. In August, the Good Deeds team presented to the public for the first time and it was standing room only. In addition to presenting to smaller groups, two larger November events are scheduled for the public with RSVP info below. More…

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Acting County Treasurer Appointed

15 Oct , 2019  

Today in session the Delaware County Commissioners appointed G. Douglas Crew to serve as acting County Treasurer, following the passing of County Treasurer Jon Peterson.

Peterson died unexpectedly Thursday, October 10, while in Nashville, Tenn. Plans for his funeral have not yet been announced by his family. More…

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County EMS Renews National Accreditation

4 Sep , 2019  

Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Department today on Tuesday that its national accreditation has been renewed. After a recent site visit from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), DCEMS has been notified that it has passed a comprehensive review that assesses EMS performance on more than 200 stringent standards. The accreditation is good for three years. More…

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Commissioners Provide Update On Courthouse Renovation Project

28 Aug , 2019  

In June 2019, Delaware County launched a construction project to preserve and renovate the Historic Courthouse.

Begun in 1868 and completed in 1869, this iconic structure at the northwest corner of North Sandusky Street and Central Avenue originally housed most of Delaware County’s elected officials and their staffs. The building was vacated in November 2017 when the offices working there (including the Court of Common Pleas and the Clerk of Courts) moved to the new Delaware County Courthouse complex at 117 N. Union St.. More…

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Applications Sought For Transit Board

15 Aug , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint two (2) members to the Delaware County Transit Board. The transit board is a seven (7) member board that provides governance for Delaware County’s public transit system commonly known as Delaware County Transit. Appointments are made for three-year terms. Qualified applicants must be electors of Delaware County. More…

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Delaware County Seeks BZA Applications

26 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a regular member to the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to serve an unexpired term ending December 31, 2022. More…

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County Road Closures And Openings

18 Jun , 2019  

The following county road closure status updates have recently been shared by the office of the Delaware County Engineer: More…

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County Commissioners Move Toward EMS Department Reorganization

1 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners has announced its next step toward a reorganization of its Emergency Medical Services Department. More…

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