Life in Delaware County

Delaware Countians Receive State Appointments

26 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Three Delaware Countians were recently appointed to statewide positions by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Thomas Edwin Allenstein of Lewis Center has been reappointed to the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services for a term beginning April 18, 2022 and ending Nov. 12, 2024.

The State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services consists of 21 members. Appointees represent Ohio’s fire and emergency medical services, private medical transportation services, mobile intensive care providers, air medical providers, trauma programs, hospitals, emergency physicians, EMS training programs and the Ohio Department of Public Safety. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Supreme Court To Redistricting Committee: Is Contempt Merited?

19 Feb , 2022  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio Supreme Court weighed in on the redistricting battle on Friday evening, asking the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission why it shouldn’t hold them in contempt of court for defying its order.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor signed an entry in all three of the lawsuits against the ORC on legislative redistricting, asking Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Auditor Keith Faber, Senate President Matt Huffman, House Speaker (and commission co-chair) Bob Cupp, state Sen. (and commission co-chair) Vernon Sykes and House Minority Leader Allison Russo, to explain the “failure to comply with this court’s February 7, 2022 order,” and why they shouldn’t face anything from fines to jail time, the consequences for contempt of court.

The court had been asked by the League of Women Voters, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and a group of Ohio residents – the parties in the three lawsuits originally filed to challenge maps approved by the ORC – to order the commission to give specific reasons for their choice to adjourn without maps on Feb. 17. More…

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Business

Ohio Tax Credit Authority Greenlights Delaware County Project; 100 Jobs Coming

1 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted Monday announced the approval of assistance for nine projects set to create 982 new jobs and retain 1,640 jobs statewide. One of those assistance packages is coming to Delaware County.

During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $64.9 million in new payroll and spur more than $76 million in investments across Ohio.

Three Franklin County projects were included among tax credit recipients, including: More…

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Business

Massive Semiconductor Plant Investment Announced For Licking County Site

21 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of an announcement made today in metro Columbus.

Consider the facts for a moment.

  • Intel will be creating what might become the world’s largest semiconductor operation to western Licking County, a site within commuting distance from Delaware County.
  • Over 20,000 jobs will be generated because of this investment, including 3,000 direct jobs with an average $135,000 annual salary, 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the building project, and tens of thousands of indirect and support jobs.
  • An additional $2.8 billion is expected to be added to Ohio’s annual gross state product.

In an announcement of its intentions, Intel shared on Friday: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Four Delaware Countians Receive State Appointments

7 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; State of Ohio

Four Delaware Countians were recently appointed to statewide positions by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Timothy Leland Kolb of Delaware has been appointed to the State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and ending Dec. 31, 2024.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board’s mission is to ensure that the citizens of Ohio are served by professional, trustworthy and competent veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

James Harry Cottle of Westerville has been reappointed to the Dentist Loan Repayment Advisory Board for a term beginning Jan. 29, 2022 and ending Jan. 28, 2024.

The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment for dentists who practice in a designated shortage area, treat Medicaid patients, and provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Five Delaware Countians Appointed To Statewide Boards

11 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Over the last 200 years, Delaware County has produced more than its fair share of statewide governmental leaders.

This is certainly true in the many local citizens who volunteer their time to serve on boards, commissions, and councils that operate under the Governor’s Office. Governor DeWine recently made appointments and reappointments to several of those bodies, five o which involve county residents.

Those appointments include the following: More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Page Highlights Products Made In Ohio

2 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Ohio Department of Development is encouraging Ohioans to shop local, shop Ohio, and support the thousands of small businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy.

“Small businesses deserve our support, and by shopping local, you are helping fellow Ohioans, their families, and communities,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Our small business owners are passionate, dedicated, and proud to represent the best of Ohio.”

To help in your search, Development and TourismOhio are promoting a new webpage on Ohio.org to highlight products made in Ohio. The Made in Ohio page lists nearly 800 companies in categories such as apparel, snack foods, coffee, décor, and furniture. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County EMS Director Named To State Board

19 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Fishel has been named to the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services.

The appointment by Governor Mike DeWine was announced Oct. 15, with Fishel’s term beginning that same day and running through Nov. 12, 2023.

“For me personally, being appointed by Governor DeWine to this board is an honor,” said Fishel, who has led Delaware County’s EMS Department since July 2019. “But, more importantly, I welcome the responsibility of representing Ohio’s county-based EMS services—of which there are many—and representing other third-service systems like ours at the State level. This will ensure that we play an active role in moving emergency medical services in Ohio forward in a positive direction.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Not Just A Lottery: States, Cities Incentivize Vaccinations

23 May , 2021  

NOTE: In addition to Ohio’s million dollar vaccination lottery, the first winner of which will be drawn on Monday, many jurisdictions are following suit with incentives. In the last few days, this has included state lotteries announced for New York, Maryland, and Oregon Ohio has seen a dramatic increase in vaccination rates, the local impact of which we will cover tomorrow.

This recent piece in Route Fifty is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

Boosting Covid-19 Vaccinations with $1 million Prizes, Free Crawfish, Hunting Licenses and More

By Brent Woodie, Route Fifty More…

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Schools

Legislators Confident In School Funding Overhaul Staying In State Budget

20 May , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Two state legislators, including the chair of the Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee, say a newly proposed funding formula is still alive in Ohio’s biennial budget.

State Sen. Andrew Brenner, R-Delaware, assured a recent Central Ohio virtual town hall including local educational representatives that despite the fact that the majority of the funding formula introduced during the last General Assembly died at the end of the year, the biennial budget brings with it the formula that lessens the weight of property taxes, and expands eligibility for private school voucher programs.

“I believe in this budget there will be a school funding formula in it,” Brenner said. More…

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