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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Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Inch Up

22 Aug , 2019  

This week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Delaware all adjacent counties increased incrementally from the month before.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, unchanged from June. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Event Lineup Announced At OWU

21 Aug , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its late August and September 2019 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit More…


Business, Life in Delaware County

MORPC Grows With Addition Of New County, City Members

20 Aug , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, which includes Delaware County and its cities, has expanded with the addition of one new county and one new city member.

MORPC, a regional council of 70 local governments and agencies in Central Ohio, serves the region through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, land use, energy conservation, the environment and housing. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Go Team! Go Downtown Delaware!

19 Aug , 2019  

It’s a call to “Celebrate School Spirit” at September’s First Friday event along the streets of downtown Delaware and hosted by Main Street Delaware. The good times will take place on Friday, September 6 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

This month’s celebration will feature the Ohio Wesleyan University Marching Bishops as well as other on-stage performances by students from schools throughout the city and county! Delaware-area cheerleaders and mascots also are invited to help add to the fun. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Photography Exhibit Opens This Week At The Ross Art Museum

18 Aug , 2019  

For her first exhibit at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, renowned photographer JoAnn Verburg contemplates everyday objects “After/Before” they become trash.

Verburg’s careful consideration of the natural world is a hallmark of her photography, said Ross Art Museum Director Erin Fletcher, who worked with Verburg to bring the display to campus. The photographer’s “After/Before” exhibit will be on display from August 21 through October 20 at the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Porter Township Mosquito Fogging

17 Aug , 2019  

The Delaware General Health District is informing Porter Township residents that mosquito fogging will occur on Tuesday, August 20 as a result of a mosquito collection trap testing positive for West Nile virus.

Weather permitting, the Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog all areas west of Fredricks Road, east of State Route 61, south of Chambers Road and north of Monkey Hollow and Patrick Roads. Exact fogging zone is located on the mosquito page of More…

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Raising Cane’s Opening Date Announced

16 Aug , 2019  

In a Facebook announcement posted on Thursday, Raising Cane’s unveiled the opening date for Delaware’s newest eatery.

“Coming to Delaware September 10, 2019,” it reads. More…


Life in Delaware County

It’s The End Of Summer On West Winter

15 Aug , 2019  

Say what?

The time has come for the last concert in the Summer on West Winter Concert Series, brought to you by Main Street Delaware with a host of corporate sponsors.

What better way to close out a hot, hot summer with free, live music in downtown Delaware. As always, the fun takes place on West Winter Street between Franklin and Sandusky Streets. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Fall Books Set At The Gallant Farm Literary and Cow Pie Society

14 Aug , 2019  

Have you ever wanted to join a book club? Do you enjoy period literature, particularly from the middle of the 20th century?

If so, you’re in luck as the Gallant Farm Literary and Cow Pie Society, also known as the Gallant Farm Book Club, has announced the books to be read during the fall of 2019. Anyone 14 and older can attend and join in on the stimulating book discussion. The group meets each month on the last Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

County Drive Sober Enforcement Campaign to Kick Off

13 Aug , 2019  

The SAFE Delaware County coalition will kick off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign on Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 AM at MC Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way in Lewis Center.

This year, the kick-off event will feature Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel along with Lt. Eric Caudill of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Delaware Post. Prosecutor Schiffel will speak on impaired driver convictions while Lt. Caudill will touch on the importance of driving sober after an OSP Trooper was hit by a drunk driver in July. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Shake, Rattle & Roll In Support Of Senior Services

12 Aug , 2019  

The premier fundraising event to support senior services in Delaware County, Shake, Rattle & Roll, takes place Friday, Sepember. 13 at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware is this year’s presenting sponsor. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Junior Graduates From Nonprofit Leadership Institute

11 Aug , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University junior Elle Peifer is still pursuing her OWU bachelor’s degree, but after completing a demanding curriculum in her hometown, she is a graduate of the Nonprofit Leadership Institute hosted by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

“Giving back to the community is very important, as it has done so much for me,” says Peifer, who is majoring in sociology at OWU, with minors in business and fine arts. More…


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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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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