Life in Delaware County

Stand Up And Be Counted

1 Oct , 2019  

Preparations are underway for the 2020 Federal Census, and it’s important that everyone be counted because the census has far-reaching implications for Delaware County residents.

The census will determine federal funding for the state and local governments including funding for transportation, health care, education, and housing. The new population count also impacts redistricting and the number of representatives Ohio will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. More…

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New Website Offers Resources For Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

1 Sep , 2019  

As Kinship Care Month kicks off in September, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children.

Information about local resources for Delaware County caregivers is included. More…

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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Less Than A Month Away

4 Jul , 2019  

The State of Ohio will exempt certain school supplies and clothing from the state sales tax during the first weekend in August.

The three-day sales tax break will be Friday, August 2 at 12 AM to Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 PM. More…

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Fish For Free

13 Apr , 2019  

It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not required to obtain a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

The Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for the estimated 1.3 million Ohio anglers. More…

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101 Vehicles And More Available Through Upcoming State Auction

30 Jan , 2019  

A 2012 Harley Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom motorcycle is among 101 vehicles up for bid at the next surplus vehicle auction Saturday, February 2. The auction also will include a 2013 Ford E350 cargo van w/ liftgate, 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab ST 4X4 utility bed truck and a variety of other trucks, cars and SUVs.

The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road in Columbus. More…

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New Ohio Certificate Of Title Implemented

3 Jan , 2019  

A new year often brings changes in government operations, big and small.

Beginning this month, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), in collaboration with county Clerk of Courts Title offices, will implement a new Ohio Certificate of Title for motor vehicles and watercraft. More…

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Delaware County Prosecutor Leaving, Joining Attorney General’s Office

3 Jan , 2019  

On Wednesday afternoon, new Ohio Attorney General-Elect David Yost announced in a tweet that the current Delaware County Prosecutor will be joining his team in Columbus.

Carol O’Brien will be the new Deputy Attorney General for Law Enforcement, according to the tweet. Yost’s referenced his working alongside O’Brien in prosecuting cases here. More…

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Kasich Signs 31 New Measures Into Law

20 Dec , 2018  

Ohio has several new laws on the books, each of which will become effective at some point in the coming months.

Each was signed by Governor Kasich after passage during the lame duck session of the Ohio General Assembly.

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First Two Weeks Of Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Statistics Released

18 Dec , 2018  

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry.

The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration details, using the Registry.

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Your 2019 Paychecks May Be A Bit Bigger

11 Dec , 2018  

From the Ohio Department of Taxation:

Beginning January 1, millions of Ohioans will be getting a bit more money in their paychecks. At the direction of Governor John R. Kasich, Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said on Monday that Ohio will be reducing withholding rates used by employers to calculate required payroll deductions for the state income tax.

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All Ohioans Are Invited To Celebrate At The Statehouse

1 Dec , 2018  

It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting.

This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This free family-friendly event is open to the public. More…

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Behind The Wheel: Will Delaware County Cities Join Others In Trying Out Driverless Cars?

28 Nov , 2018  

The State of Ohio has announced an expansion of the Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program, created earlier this year by Governor Kasich. That program links private industry with cities interested in serving as testing sites for autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

While no Delaware County City has publicly expressed an interest in doing so, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, and Marysville have signed agreements with DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, to test autonomous and connected vehicles along with other smart mobility infrastructure. More…

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From Storage To Showcase: Ohio Constitution Exhibit First Of Its Kind In The Country

23 Nov , 2018  

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF), in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, will unveil the Ohio Constitution Exhibit in the Statehouse Museum on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 AM in the Museum Gallery.

The $850,000 exhibit will permanently house the state constitutions of 1802 and 1851, as well as a major series of amendments added in 1912 so sweeping that many consider it to be a third constitution. Ohio will now be the first state capitol in the country to publicly display their state’s constitutions. More…

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Ohio Implements Bold New Law To Deter Against Distracted Driving

1 Nov , 2018  

Having become law on October 29, House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations.

For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but only that a moving violation has occurred and the driver was distracted at the time. More…

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