Life in Delaware County

BREAKING: Director of Health Orders Polls Closed Tomorrow

17 Mar , 2020  

UPDATE:  The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to the delay. The Primary Election is officially postponed.

Another twist tonight in a story which has played itself out over the last several hours.

The Director of Health for the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, issued an order on Monday night closing Ohio’s polling places for Tuesday’s Ohio Primary Election.!–more–>

As a result, in-person voting will apparently not take place tomorrow. At the same time, lawsuits in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and the Ohio Supreme Court will seek judicial permission for continued voting until June 2.

The order came hours after a Franklin County Judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order halting the Primary Election. That story can be read here.

The result of that judicial decision was confusing, as state officials reportedly told local election officials that the election had been halted.

The text of Dr. Acton’s order can be read below.

Governor Mike DeWine on Twitter

Here is the three-page order signed tonight by @OHdeptofhealth Director @DrAmyActon that closes all polling locations in #Ohio due to the risk of #COVID19 faced by both voters and poll workers. #COVID19OhioReady

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Life in Delaware County

BREAKING: Franklin County Judge Refuses State’s Attempt To Delay Primary

17 Mar , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s attempt to delay Ohio’s Primary Election until June 2 did not meet with a positive reaction in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge Richard Frye denied the State’s request for a temporary restraining order delaying the vote. Frye indicated that the lateness of the request — just hours before the opening of the polls — was not time to weigh the pros and cons of delay. He also indicated that waiting until June would not guarantee a safer voting environment. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Votes On Tuesday

16 Mar , 2020  

In response to the increased concerns surrounding Coronavirus/Covid-19, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced efforts to ensure a safe, secure, accurate and healthy election on Tuesday.

The following are the latest updates on Ohio’s preparations: More…



OWU Mock Convention Poll Identifies Top Issues, Candidates

24 Feb , 2020  

For students at Ohio Wesleyan University, the top five issues affecting the 2020 presidential election are, in order of importance, climate change, student loan debt, immigration, abortion, and LGBTQ rights.

More than 300 Ohio Wesleyan students took the survey last month in classes representing all grade levels and multiple academic disciplines. It was administered during 11 AM classes on a designated Friday to capture a random sample of student interests and opinions. More…


Ohio Wesleyan University

Mock Presidential Convention Coming To OWU

10 Feb , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University students will select presidential and vice presidential candidates and approve a national Democratic Party platform during OWU’s 2020 Mock Presidential Convention.

The two-day event, replicating a U.S. nominating convention, will take place February 21-22 in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The public is invited to attend the free event, first held on campus in 1884. More…

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Delaware County

Rankey Announces Campaign For County Treasurer

3 Feb , 2020  

Don Rankey, a successful businessman and veteran public servant, has announced his candidacy for Delaware County Treasurer.

Rankey has been endorsed by the Delaware County Republican Central Committee and will be unopposed in the March primary. The general election is set for Nov. 3. More…


Orange Township

Orange Township Shares Levy Background Information

6 Oct , 2019  

With a stated intent to provide factual information and not with an intention to support, oppose or endorse a position, Orange Township has shared the following background concerning the 1 mill Parks & Recreation Levy and the .5 mill Road Renewal Levy appearing on the November 5 election ballot: More…