Life in Delaware County

Scioto River Sweep

3 Sep , 2019  

The Delaware General Health District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful program is seeking volunteers to help pick trash out of the Scioto River on September 7.

The Scioto River Sweep will take place that day from 9:00 AM to Noon. Volunteers will meet up at 8:30 AM at the Bellpoint Community Church shelter on State Route 257, and proceed to  clean up riverbanks on foot and the river channel in canoes. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Next Sunday Brings The All Horse Parade

2 Sep , 2019  

The best and largest horse parade east of the Mississippi River is making a return visit to Delaware next Sunday.

The Thirty-Fourth Annual All Horse Parade is set to start at 3:00 PM at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. As in past years, the parade will then travel east on Pennsylvania Avenue, south on Sandusky Street, west on Winter Street, north on Liberty Street, west on Lincoln Avenue, and then north on Euclid Avenue back to the Fairgrounds. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Symphony Announces 41st Season

1 Sep , 2019  

The Central Ohio Symphony has announced its 41st season, which includes one of the most popular piano concertos by Tchaikovsky, a major symphony by Sibelius, and guest artists from both local and world stages.

Included will be orchestra highlights that span music from Mozart to today, all in beautiful Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. Join conductor Jaime Morales-Matos and the Central Ohio Symphony musicians for a season of beautiful and powerful music to touch your heart. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Copious Colors And Sonic Splendor

31 Aug , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Music will kick off its 2019-2020 concert and recital schedule with a free performance showcasing OWU’s Rexford Keller Memorial Organ, a four manual tracker action organ with 82 ranks, 55 stops, and 4,644 pipes.

The concert, featuring instructor James Hildreth, will be held at 7 PM on September 20 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Evans Farm House Advertised On The New York Times

30 Aug , 2019  

Evans Farms in Lewis Center, the new urbanism development that recently hosted the BIA Parade of Homes, is apparently gaining national notice.

At least recently, that is, as one of its houses is currently advertised in the New York Times’ Real Estate section. More…

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Delaware County

Coming Soon To A Road Near You: Delaware County 2020 Projects

29 Aug , 2019  

You may well have noticed road work happening this summer around Delaware County; we have shared posts and updates about many of those projects here on 1808Delaware.

Today, we’re taking a peek at what’s coming. The following projects are listed as having 2020 construction kickoff dates on the website of Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman: More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

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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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Police’s K9 Tyson Better Protected Through Generous Donation

27 Aug , 2019  

Delaware Police Department’s K9 Tyson will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc..

K9 Tyson’s vest is sponsored by Greg Nobis of Delaware and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Cooper, a beloved Nobis family pet.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

First, OWU. Then, Changing The World.

26 Aug , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium will explore the many ways OWU alumni are working to change the world.

“Building on our listing as one of the ‘Colleges that Change Lives,’ the series will ask OWU graduates how Ohio Wesleyan introduced them to the world and how they see their place in the world now,” said associate professor of history Ellen Arnold, director of this year’s colloquium. “Alumni from across OWU’s history will return to campus to share their inspiring stories.” More…

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Summer Road Trips: A Festival Of Ohio Arts And Crafts

25 Aug , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a historic venue that is turning its attention to all things Buckeye. More…


Life in Delaware County

Breath Easier: Columbus Area, Including Delaware County, Meets Air Quality Standard

24 Aug , 2019  

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced that the Columbus area, including Delaware County, is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone in addition to all other federal air quality standards set to protect public health. More…

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Genoa Township, Life in Delaware County

Genoa Township Launches Informational Site For Roads Levy

23 Aug , 2019  

Among the issues on the November 9 ballot in Delaware County, one would provide a 1.1 mill replacement and a 1.0 mill increase for roads in Genoa Township.

Stating that the intent was to provide information and not to endorse a position, Genoa Township Trustees have unveiled a website designed to do answer as many questions as possible. More…

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