Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Regains Title As Ohio’s Fastest Growing County

20 Apr , 2019  

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delaware County has regained its title as the fastest growing county in Ohio, based on the most recent annual population-growth rate. Though it never lost the lead in the growth rate since the last U.S. Census in 2010, last year was the first time in a long time that another county inched ahead. That was neighboring Union County. More…

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Art Van Opens On Gemini Place With Celebrity Guests

31 Mar , 2019  

The collection of furniture stores in the Polaris area has grown again.

The new addition is a two story, 70,000 square foot Art Van showroom which opened on Saturday at 1551 Gemini Place. More…

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Company Expands In Delaware County; Targets 40 New Jobs

28 Mar , 2019  

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an industry-leading automation solutions provider, has announced plans to combine its two facilities in the Columbus Region and expand its operations at a new 25 acre site in Lewis Center, targeting the creation of at least 40 new jobs. Hiring for management, engineering, technical, production and administrative positions is expected to begin in Q1 2020. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly, And In Typical Fashion

12 Mar , 2019  

It’s a common occurrence. After the rush of a holiday season, post-season employment declines and unemployment rates rise.

That’s exactly what has happened across Ohio this year, and also the case for Delaware County and the surrounding area.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the January 2019 employment numbers this week, and reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January, up from a revised 4.6 percent in December. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Poverty Report Issued: Delaware County Has Lowest Rate In Ohio

13 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Development Services Agency has just issued The Ohio Poverty Report, a document outlining research into the numbers behind the reality of low-income Ohioans.

Based largely on US Census Bureau complied and released information and other federal and Ohio agencies, it is designed to explore trends and comparisons for poverty in the Buckeye State’s cities and counties. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Population Estimates Show Extent Of Central Ohio Population Boom

26 Dec , 2018  

Central Ohio is on track to become a region of 3 million people by 2050, according to the latest population estimates from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). The estimates are developed annually by MORPC to provide up-to-date insights into the patterns of growth in the 15-county region.


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Sears Hometown Closing In Delaware

2 Dec , 2018  

A post on the Delaware Sears Hometown Store’s Facebook page Thursday shared some difficult pre-holiday news.

The store is closing, as are similar Sears Hometown outlets across the country. As reported earlier this year in the Wall Street Journal, the move is being made as the chain continues to experience very large losses. More…

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Delaware City Council To Consider Balanced Budget

30 Nov , 2018  

Delaware City Council will consider a 2019 budget against a backdrop of positive economic indicators, including low unemployment and job growth. More…


Business, Life in Delaware County

Get Smohked In Downtown Delaware

1 Nov , 2018  

Yes, that is spelled correctly!

Here you thought that barbecue was limited to varieties from Texas, Kansas City and the Carolinas. On the contrary, great barbecue can be found around the world.

You can find proof of that statement at Smohked Ohio BBQ & Bar, downtown Delaware’s newest eating and drinking establishment, located at 14 West William Street. More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Daily Flights To The West

29 Oct , 2018  

It will soon be easier to get from Delaware County to points in the Rocky Mountain West.

Last week, Delta Air Lines announced the addition of daily nonstop flights between Salt Lake City (SLC) and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) beginning in June. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Ranked As 15th Best City In Which To Live

25 Oct , 2018  

When internationally distributed newspaper 24/7 Wall Street choose its criteria for the Best Cities in which to live among some 20,000 competitors nationwide, a Delaware County Community was well-positioned.

The list looked at American communities and measured them according to a weighted index of over two dozen individual measures. When that was done, the city of Powell finished in fifteenth position. More…

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Delaware County Stores Escape Closure As Sears Declares Bankruptcy

24 Oct , 2018  

Updated with additional information: Tough times in the bricks-and-mortar end of retailing continue, as evidenced this month by the expected bankruptcy of the venerable Sears department store chain.

Sears also owns and operates K-Mart and other allied operations. More…


Business, Planet Oasis News

Dispatch Profiles Glimcher’s Vision For Planet Oasis

24 Sep , 2018  

This weekend, the Columbus Dispatch turned its attention to the developer David Glimcher and to the project which, if constructed to any large degree, would be transformative for Delaware County.

In a piece entitled, “Vision guides Planet Oasis developer David Glimcher,” writer Steve Wartenberg asked Glimcher questions about Planet Oasis’ concept, plans, location, and goals. More…