OWU

OWU Grad, Retired U.N. Official To Speak On Nation’s Role in the World

17 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

During more than 22 years working for the United Nations, Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Stephen Tull, Ph.D., completed assignments in Afghanistan, Chad, Kazakhstan, Russia, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslavia.

Tull, a member of OWU’s Class of 1982, will share his insights on “The Role of the U.S. in the World: How Others See Us” during a free Zoom lecture at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 20. For access to the lecture, visit owu.edu/Tull.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Tull was a double-major in Math and Philosophy and a double-minor in Political Science and Physics. He spent a semester in Yugoslavia during his senior year and became fascinated with the country’s history and diversity. The overseas experience set him on a path to become a Yugoslav specialist during its breakup and subsequent wars. More…

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Delaware

What Should Be The Future For Downtown Delaware?

16 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware, the City of Delaware, and Delaware County have joined to create a Strategic Action Plan for downtown Delaware.

The finished product will serve as a guide for the downtown area for the coming years. It is also an opportunity to bring together downtown stakeholders (property owners, business owners, professionals, residents), boosters, and city residents to create that vision.

The first step is actually yours! More…

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Life in Delaware County

MTSO Hosts Celebration Of Arts That Promote Social Justice

15 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Methodist Theological School in Ohio will bring together visual and performing artists for a two-day event centered on the ways social justice is promoted through the arts. “The Art of Justice: A Multi-Genre Celebration of the Arts Within Social justice Movements,” will take place virtually over two days: noon to 4PM on April 30 and 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on May 1. This special event is cosponsored by two MTSO initiatives, the Theological Commons and the Anti-Racism Task Force.

“The Art of Justice” will showcase music, poetry and visual arts through performances, workshops and scholar-led conversation. Presenters and performers include visual artist David Butler (pictured above), folk singer Bill Cohen, poet (and MTSO alum) Barbara Fant, and singer Paisha Thomas. More…

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Schools

DACC April Board Meeting On Thursday

14 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; DACC

The DACC April Board Meeting will be held on April 15 at 6:30 PM in the DACC Board Room. Click here to access the address and directions to DACC.

The Board of Education meets throughout the year to review the strategic direction of the Delaware Area Career Center and continuously look for areas of improvement. Information about current

Board Members and minutes of past meetings can be found on the Board of Education page. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County Road Closures As Of April 13

13 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware now shares road closure notices issued by the office of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman.

Once a project is done, the notice will be removed at the next update.

Information on any of the projects below is available by contacting the office at 740.833.2400. Click on any to be taken directly to the Engineer’s project page. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Half Of County Law Enforcement Agencies Adopt Community Policing Standards

12 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; State of Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Tom Stickrath have released an update on the number of Ohio law enforcement agencies that have implemented Ohio’s statewide minimum standards on use of force, deadly force, hiring, and recruitment.

According to the 2021 Law Enforcement Certification Report issued today by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a total of 529 law enforcement agencies in Ohio have fully adopted the primary standards and 11 agencies are in the process of adopting the primary standards set by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

Those updates reflect that four of Delaware County’s eight law enforcement agencies are in some phase of the certification process, meaning that 76% of Delaware County’s population is covered in this aspect. That represents 177 of 259 enforcement officers. More…

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History/Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About : US36

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s another in our series of posts sharing details and little known information about things that Delaware Countians know and see every day.

Today, we look at US Highway 36, a 1,414 mile (that’s 2,276 kilometers) highway that stretches from Ohio to Colorado, and right through Delaware County.

During its route, both in Ohio and across the US, the highway includes two lane and expressway sections as it goes through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. It intersects with interstate highways 16 times, some more than once, and actually joins those highways at various points.

Along its way, US36 bypasses many of the larger cities and metropolitan areas, and instead travels through many county seat towns. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Dear Haven Park Expansion Proposal Recommended For Funding

10 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has recommended projects from 10 local communities for more than $3.5 million in grant funding to improve and increase opportunities for outdoor recreation. The money is provided through federal matching grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

“These projects will give more Ohioans a chance to enjoy the outdoors,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said.  “Improving parks, playgrounds, trails, and outdoor spaces will encourage people to get out and see what their own communities have to offer.”

Recommended projects include one from Delaware County (see below). More…

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Life in Delaware County

Monies Awarded To Delaware Airport

9 Apr , 2021  

This week, U.S. Senator Rob Portman applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award of more than $30 million to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19.

Locally, the Delaware Municipal Airport/Jim Moore Field received $23,000 of these funds.

The Airport Coronavirus Relief Program was created through the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package within the end-of-year spending agreement. Senator Portman played a key role in negotiating the legislation through the bipartisan 908 Coalition, which proposed a $908 billion package that included this critical relief for airports and served as a basis for the final package. More…

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Genoa Township

Genoa Township Seeks Input On Multi-Use Trail

8 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Genoa Township officials are planning to construct a 1,400 foot long multi-use trail, and they are looking for public input in the planning process.

The trail as proposed is on the west side of Worthington Road from Braymoore Drive to approximately 100 north of Jaccox Road. On both ends it will meet with trail segments.

Identified environmental impacts include the loss of 50 individual trees and the disturbance of what is referred to as “common terrestrial vegetation” (shrubs, hedges, etc.).

The construction will require that the Township acquire a permanent easement over the affected area. More…

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Business

Local Co-Working Phenom COhatch Expanding To Florida

7 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, COhatch

COhatch, the pioneering co-working phenomenon with two locations in Delaware County (Polaris Fashion Place and Downtown Delaware) is expanding to the south.

No, we’re not talking about Chillicothe. We’re talking Florida.

The company, with a new approach to shared work, social, and family space, will be opening three Tampa-area locations in the coming months. The trio of work/life integration locations spanning St. Petersburg, West Tampa and Lakeland expand the company’s footprint beyond its Midwest roots and are the forerunners to its national foray. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Some COVID-19 Restrictions Disappear As Case Levels Rise

6 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; State of Ohio

There’s a bit of reverse directioning going on.

As COVID-19 case numbers are again on the rise in Ohio, Governor DeWine announced on Monday that many restrictions to prevent more infections are going away while certain others, such as mask wearing, are continuing.

Welcome to the latest chapter in a year-long set of moves to address the pandemic.

Changes announced will impact mass gatherings, including sporting events, fairs, festivals, theatres, etc.. Most will now allow these to take place while maintaining limitations on social distancing and other safety measures. More…

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