Life in Delaware County

Driving On The Shoulder: SmartLane Arrives This Fall

10 Aug , 2019  

We here at 1808Delaware take pride on being the dedicated to sharing 100% Delaware County news and information each day. As an important part of the Columbus metropolitan area, however, we also share occasional stories that might interest those Delaware Countians who commute to Franklin County to work, shop, attend events, etc..

One key to getting around any metropolitan area is its system of roads and highways. And, as we all know, Columbus can be a bit of a bear at times from a traffic point of view. This fall, however, a change is coming to one particular stretch.

As part of Ohio’s efforts to be a leader in using technology to improve traffic and safety in the state, construction will conclude this fall on the state’s first SmartLane, a seven mile stretch of Interstate 670 between downtown and the John Glenn International Airport. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Travel Ohio’s Newest Water Trail

9 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 place where the beauty of nature joins opportunities for the whole family. More…

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Delaware

Delaware Resurfacing Projects Announced

8 Aug , 2019  

The City of Delaware’s 2019 street resurfacing program includes 12 paving projects, with five added because of the approved 10.5 cents per-gallon gas tax increase. Work will begin in August.

A total of 3.5 miles of roadway at a cost of $1,880,000 is being resurfaced. The roads in this year’s program are: More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Named One Of Best, Best Midwest, And Best Value Colleges

6 Aug , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degrees, according to The Princeton Review’s newly released guidebook, “The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition.”

In addition to being named one of the nation’s best overall universities, Ohio Wesleyan also is included in The Princeton Review’s lists of the country’s “Best Midwestern” and “Best Value” colleges. More…

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Schools

Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Delaware City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Business

A GateHouse, Gannett Merger: What Would It Mean For Ohio And Delaware County?

5 Aug , 2019  

According to many reports over the last few weeks, two of the country’s powerhouse media companies — GateHouse and Gannett —  are in deep conversation with a likely merger on their minds.

Actually, the former of those two would be doing the gobbling up, not the latter. A good analysis of the discussion can be found here.

What, one might ask, could such a merger mean for Delaware County? It’s a question well worth asking. More…

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History/Tourism

Columbus Underground Looks At The Kilbourne Turnaround

4 Aug , 2019  

It might not be the most traveled corner of Delaware County, but those “in the know” know right where to find Kilbourne.

And that’s been the case for the last 200 years.

After all Kilbourne, a hamlet with a population of 139 according to the 2010 census, sits squarely on the “Old State Road,” Ohio’s first federally funded highway. More…

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Business

Your Local Bus System Just Got A New Name

3 Aug , 2019  

DATA Bus is changing its name. The public transit system for Delaware County will now be known as Delaware County Transit going forward.

The Delaware County Transit Board who oversees the transit system voted to change the name at a recent board meeting. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Ohio State Fair Is Taking Place, But You Had “Butter” Hurry

2 Aug , 2019  

Sorry, we couldn’t resist that pun.

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 place where rides, sights, sounds, and summer fun collide each year. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Central Ohio Region Focuses On Coordinated Housing Strategy

1 Aug , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and regional partners – including the City of Delaware — are excited to lead the development of a coordinated housing strategy that will develop investment and policy recommendations to support mixed income neighborhoods and regional growth. More…

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Sports

Oldest Event Of Its Kind Has A New Look

31 Jul , 2019  

The City’s oldest running event has a new look in 2019.

The Dave Staley Aquathlon and Youth Splash-n-Dash Aquathlon is Sunday, August 10 at Mingo Park, 500 East Lincoln Avenue. Both events are similar to the former Staley triathlon, but without the cycling leg. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Sunbury Man Sentenced To 79.5 Years To Life For Sexually Abusing Minors

30 Jul , 2019  

The Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office of Melissa A. Schiffel announced on Monday that David Nunley was sentenced to 65 years to life for multiple sexual assaults including rape, and an additional 14.5 years for other sexual assault charges against children, making his total sentence 79.5 years to life in prison.

“Another sexual predator is off the streets,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel. “Brave victims came forward, and we were able to fight for justice on their behalf.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Bicyclist Hit, Killed During Local Ironman Race

29 Jul , 2019  

Numerous local news outlets have reported that a Pennsylvania bicyclist was killed while participating in the Ironman race run in the Delaware area Sunday morning.

Here is a collection of coverage. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Experience Delaware County After Dark And In The Wild

28 Jul , 2019  

Do things that go “bump in the night” put you on edge? Do you know what goes on after dark in the wilds of Delaware County?

Here’s a chance for your family to open your eyes and ears to that experience by visiting the Ohio Wildlife Center after the lights go out for a Family Night Hike. Find out what animals love things a little bit darker. More…

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History/Tourism

Tour The Town: Updated

26 Jul , 2019  

UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – There’s a different kind of “parade of homes” taking place soon in Delaware County. Unlike the just-built variety at Evans Farm, this one showcases structures with a few more years under their belts.

The Delaware County Historical Society is hosting the Historic Stratford Mill Town Tour on Sunday, August 11 from 2 PM to 5 PM in the vicinity of the Stratford Road/US 23 intersection. More…

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