Life in Delaware County

DCT Adds New Express Service Between Delaware And OhioHealth Westerville

22 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

As part of its ongoing changes to meet customer needs and traffic changes, Delaware County Transit has announced an upcoming change to its schedule. In fact, the company is adding an entirely new express line to its system.

Having discontinued its Delaware City Fixed Routes and replaced the same with its new FLEX service, which practically offers curb to curb services, the decision was made to replace the DCT Green Route. That line will be replaced by the new DCT Express route, which begins on August 1.

The new DCT Express Route schedule will be as follows:

Monday through Friday More…

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History/Tourism

Ohio Experiencing Record Travel In 2022

6 Jul , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware from Ohio. Find It Here.

Demand for travel is high and Ohio is well-positioned to attract tourists from outside and inside the state. Take this past weekend for example – AAA expected Ohio travel would build on the record travel numbers set in 2021 to reach a new high this Independence Day. National numbers are expected to fall just shy of 2019.

In 2021, Ohio’s tourism industry reported its second-best year ever with nearly $47 billion in visitor spending, which was only slightly behind its record year in 2019 of $48 billion. A recent travel forecast from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) confirms this is far better than the United States average in 2021, which was only 76% of 2019 total travel spending. The USTA predicts that the rest of the U.S. won’t be back to record levels until 2024, yet Ohio is already leading the way when it comes to travel and tourism.

“This year Ohio is on track to set another tourism record,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “The diversity of our state, from our beautiful state parks that are always free for visitors, to our charming small towns and our vibrant cities – Ohio offers something for everyone.” More…

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Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of July 2-3

3 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • As Intel expands, communities must increase housing
  • Columbus utilities to be expanded
  • Excavation work begins
  • OPA grants water permit amidst concerns
  • 100% tax abatement OK’d by New Albany
  • Another company expanding nearby
  • Ohioans mourn loss of houses
  • Intel CEO urges Congress to act
  • Work begins at plant site.

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

Image by Paul C Lee from Pixabay

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Life in Delaware County

Millions Of Ohioans Facing Home Gas And Electric Rate Hikes

1 Jul , 2022  

By Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio utility companies have asked state regulators for permission to raise home gas, electric and water costs on more than 2.75 million Ohio customers.

Those charges could be spread between customers of Columbia Gas, AES Ohio, Duke Energy, and Aqua Ohio. The utilities, all investor-owned, are collectively asking for another $400 million in annual charges.

Any base rate increases require the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which is headed by five commissioners chosen by the governor for five-year terms. The PUCO’s staff review the companies’ requests and pose recommendations to the commissioners, who decide what the utilities can ultimately charge their customers.

The utilities’ requests come in an inflationary period — consumer prices are up 8.6% over the year ending May 2022 and unleaded gas costs just below $5 per gallon. Last week, the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said a recession is a possibility. More…

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Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of June 11-12

11 Jun , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • Central Ohio needs to make more housing available
  • Intel construction team chosen
  • Labor shortage looms
  • Opinion: Johnstown needs to end small-town politics
  • Licking County residents question incentives
  • $2 billion Ohio incentive package lacks safeguards
  • New Intel site leader moves to New Albany
  • Intel will raise standard of living says Husted
  • $1.1 billion in financial incentives
  • TechCrunch considers why Intel chose Ohio

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

Image by Paul C Lee from Pixabay

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Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of May 28-29

29 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • New Innovation Park to be built near Intel
  • Opportunities in Coshocton
  • Mass transit, or sprawl?
  • Challenging Columbus to think bigger
  • Chip shortage risks per Intel CEO
  • Land acquired for new data center
  • Opinion: Ohio needs public transit
  • What about wetlands?
  • Columbus population is growing
  • Intel picks early construction team
  • How do folks feel living near Intel?

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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Business

Another Corporate HQ Moves From Franklin To Delaware County

23 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced plans to unify its Central Ohio operations by relocating its corporate office and headquarters to a location adjacent to the company’s existing Westerville locations. The move will create a walkable, three-building campus, facilitating collaboration among employees.

“This move will allow us to better align our teams to streamline workflow and improve communication and collaboration across the organization,” said Rob Johnson, Vertiv CEO. “Our company has been proud to call Central Ohio home for more than 70 years, and it’s fitting that Central Ohio has become one of the hottest data center and technology hubs in the country. This is where we want to be, and we are excited to expand our Westerville campus and centralize our corporate operations.”

Vertiv will lease the 72,000+ square-foot building at 505 N. Cleveland Ave., within easy walking distance of the company’s existing locations at 610 Executive Campus Drive and 530 Westar Blvd. Vertiv is planning to renovate the new space over the next few months before welcoming employees there in the fall. The new location will house about 300 Vertiv associates, most of whom are currently based at the company’s existing headquarters, 1050 Dearborn Drive in Columbus. More…

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History/Tourism

Experience Columbus Looks At Last Year In Travel And Tourism

21 May , 2022  

At its annual meeting earlier this month, Experience Columbus provided an update on the state of the tourism industry in the Columbus region, which supports nearly 78,600 jobs in Franklin County.

The work of Experience Columbus is felt throughout the region, with Delaware County a major beneficiary.

Hundreds of travel and tourism industry professionals, Central Ohio business owners and community leaders attended the event, which was the first in-person Annual Meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Live to Celebrate was the theme, inspired by Experience Columbus’ Live Forward branding and marketing campaign and intended to capture the excitement of tourism recovery and the return of festival season. Brian Ross, CTA, President and CEO at Experience Columbus; Janelle Coleman, Chair of Experience Columbus’ Board of Directors; and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther shared remarks to celebrate the resiliency of the tourism industry, share 2021 successes and look ahead to Columbus’ continued recovery. More…

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Business, Westerville

One Pizzeria Closes, Another Takes Its Place

19 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

A visit to the website of Yohan Pizza, a Westerville go-to place for fresh pizza and more, would not leave on with the impression that the business is in its last few days of operation.

Nevertheless that is the case, as the almost 30 year old restaurant will close soon as the current difficulty in finding labor continues to take its toll in the food industry.

An announcement on the shop’s Facebook page on Wednesday shared the news: “Yohan Pizza will be closing permanently. Our final day of operation will be May 28, 2022. Thanks to all of our customers. It has been a pleasure serving you.” More…

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Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of April 23-24

23 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • Is Ohio the next tech stronghold?
  • New Albany City Council actions
  • OSU President talks “big wins”
  • Licking County manufacturing growth
  • Intel CEO to speak at OSU commencement
  • Knox County looks at possible Intel investment
  • Will impact reach Sandusky County?
  • Licking County bickering must end: Editorial
  • Possible Intel impact on NE Ohio

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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