Sunbury Seeking Mowing Bids

14 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Village of Sunbury is currently seeking bids for mowing services at three local locations.

The work will be undertaken at Sunbury Memorial Park, Sunbury Square, and the Administrative Building. Each has a projected 26 to 36 mows to take place during 2021.

Fertilizer and weed control work is also necessary.

Additional details, including what must be provided by the winning contractor as well as special provisions relating to areas such as funerals at the cemetery, etc. can be read here.

Bids are due by this coming Wednesday, and can be dropped off at 9 East Granville Street or mailed. Questions should be directed to Brad Gerwig, Street Superintendent, 740-965-2704.



Make A Circle Around The Square

21 Jan , 2021  

The Big Walnut Area Historical Society has a virtual treat for its winter program.

The Society invites you to a virtual Walk Around Sunbury Square with Polly Horn. Horn conducts the tour which also does for Big Walnut Schools 3rd graders.

In 1975, as Children’s Director of Community Library, Horn, carrying an arm load of Sunbury photos – many from The Sunbury News — began walking 3rd graders from Harrison Street School around the square. Stopping at the different buildings, she told stories to the students of the building’s history through the years. More…

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Safe Haven Baby Box Now Available At BST&G Fire Station

8 Jan , 2021  

BST&G Fire District has installed a Safe Haven Baby Box located on the east end of the fire station at 350 West Cherry Street in Sunbury. The Safe Haven Baby Box will be available to the public starting on Tuesday, January 5 after the Safe Haven Baby Box Community Unveiling Event at 3:00 PM. This is the 4th Safe Haven Baby Box available in Ohio and the 56th in the nation.

The Ohio Safe Haven Law allows people to surrender their unharmed newborn without fear of criminal prosecution. The Safe Haven Baby Box provides a last resort option to surrender an infant, eliminating the face to face interaction with emergency medical personnel and ensuring a safe surrender of a newborn infant. The Safe Haven Baby Box organization also staffs a 24-hour hotline (1-866-99BABY1) to give women the opportunity to talk to a trained professional as they consider safely surrendering their baby. The hotline has received over 5,000 calls from all states in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. More…

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Current Sunbury Zoning Projects

3 Sep , 2020  

Get “in the know” about the latest development proposals in Sunbury that have triggered the Village’s zoning process. Click on any of the links for details.

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Current Zoning Projects


Life in Delaware County

Model Rocket Launches Continue In Sunbury

29 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The “sky’s the limit” each third Saturday as the Central Ohio Rocketry & Spacemodeling Alliance hosts its monthly launch at Freedom Park in Sunbury. The next takes place on September 19.

Join the group to launch your rockets or just to watch the fun. Members will be on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate many facets of model rocketry. They will supply launch equipment and might be able to offer motors for you to use. They can also inspect your rocket, and help you prepare it for flight. If it needs repair, they can offer tips, and possibly even help repair it on the spot. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Company Reaches Milestone With Opening Of New Sunbury Location

9 Sep , 2019  

On Saturday, Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, announced the opening of its 1,800th store by launching grand opening celebration at the new store in Berkshire Township, just west of Sunbury.

“It continues to be an exciting time for Tractor Supply as we celebrate the opening of our 1,800th store. For more than 80 years, Tractor Supply has worked to be the most dependable supplier of basic maintenance products to all those who live the rural lifestyle, and we look forward to serving our new customers in Berkshire Township, Ohio,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer. More…

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Celebrate Summer With Sizzle

8 Aug , 2019  

There’s still some summer left, you know? What better way to celebrate the heat than with great food, great music, and perhaps a bit of liquid refreshment?

The Ninth Annual Sizzle and Sounds in Sunbury takes place on Sunday, August 17 from 11 AM to 11 PM (easy to remember)! The fun takes place on the Square downtown. More…

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Business, Sunbury

Renovations Continuing At Former Sunbury Bank

25 Jun , 2019  

From former bank to future watering hole – that is the course that Jassen Holderby has in mind for what was the Chase Bank at 45 East Granville Street on the Square in Sunbury. With a background both in bartending and in building renovation, that decision came naturally. Holderby owns local contracting firm J. Holderby Renovations. More…


Business, Life in Delaware County

It’s A Community Expo!

17 Apr , 2019  

The 2019 Community Expo and Job Fair arrives in Sunbury later this month, with lots to see and experience. For job seekers, this includes an opportunity to meet employers in the area who are looking for employees. More…


Business, Sunbury

The Sunbury News Announces End Of Print Publication

3 Apr , 2019  

Closures, mergers, and downsizing continue in the beleaguered media industry. This week has already seen the layoff of an entire third of the unionized staff at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Now, that reality has hit closer to home.

On Monday, an announcement appeared on the website of The Sunbury News alerting readers that the March 30 newspaper was the final print edition that would be produced. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Sunbury Holding Open House On Trail Paving Project

30 Jan , 2019  

An open house is scheduled to seek public comment on a proposed project at 6:30 PM on January 30 at the Town Hall located at 51 E. Cherry St., Third Floor.

Those who attend can comment on the project that would pave a 750 foot segment of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Multi-use Trail in Sunbury. More…

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Ribbon Cutting To Mark Opening Of New Chase Bank Branch In Sunbury

22 Jan , 2019  

On January 28, a new and larger branch of Chase Bank is opening in Sunbury.

The occasion will be marked by a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sunbury-Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce. More…