Life in Delaware County

Olentangy Schools Parent Program Team Presents Online Forum

11 Jan , 2021  

The Parent Programs Team (PPT) of Olentangy Local Schools is presenting “Kids, Tweens and Teens: Social Media and Technology,” a virtual, interactive forum featuring Caitlain Tully and Margeretta Carrington from The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

This interactive session will explore different social media apps and relationships online. Participants will receive helpful tips and resources about communicating and guiding young people to set healthy digital boundaries, including a family media agreement. More…

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Life in Delaware County

HuntFish OH App Now Available From ODNR

24 Aug , 2020  

The free HuntFish OH mobile app is available now for Ohio’s outdoors enthusiasts to conveniently purchase fishing and hunting licenses, check game, and view wildlife area maps, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The HuntFish OH mobile app is available for Android and iOS users and can be found in the app store.

“Many people are using their mobile devices to purchase hunting and fishing licenses and other Division of Wildlife products. This new app will make those transactions easier,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We are excited to launch this new resource to help our customers.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Take A Dam Tour

16 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

There are small dams and big dams.

In Delaware County, the largest of these is Alum Creek Dam, which was built between 1970 and 1974. The dam is known as a “rolled earth embankment” dam and is 10,000 feet in length with a maximum height of 93 feet.

If you have ever wondered about the mechanics of dam operation, and why Alum Creek Lake was created, here’s your chance to find out with an in-person visit. More…

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Delaware

Stay Aware With Del-AWARE

16 Jul , 2020  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware has rolled out “Del-AWARE,” a redesigned and modernized mobile app and web portal for its customer service.

This update makes it easier for residents to access City services while improving the user experience. Del-AWARE replaces and improves upon the former MyDelaware app that was no longer available on all operating systems.

“We always strive to improve and perfect the process for navigating City services,” Community Affairs Coordinator Lee Yoakum said. “The new app will simplify and enhance the process for our residents and for City staff.” More…

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Delaware

City Council May Be First In Ohio To Hold Entirely Virtual Meeting

20 Mar , 2020  

Extraordinary times often call for extraordinary measures.

Such was the case in Delaware on Wednesday night, as Delaware City Council held what might well have been the first entirely virtual meeting of a city council in Ohio history.

Ohio’s Sunshine Laws have guaranteed since their adoption that meetings of local governmental bodies take place in open meetings that the public may attend and observe. These laws were adopted before technological advances that allow for remote livestreaming, however, and certainly before the recent pandemic impacted how Ohio cities, villages, counties, school boards, and other public bodies conduct business. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Polaris Centers Of Commerce Updates Its Online Look

30 Dec , 2019  

The largest collection of retail, office, and residential space in Delaware County has a brand-new web presence.

The Polaris Centers of Commerce has unveiled its new home on the web, which showcases a series of video highlights on its home page. Included on the new site are dedicated directory pages for shopping, dining, entertainment, and hotel offerings.

Its a great place to browse and discover what stores, eateries, etc. may have arrived since your last visit. More…

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Business

Verizon 5G Comes To Polaris

27 Dec , 2019  

Verizon has announced the availability of 5G services in the Columbus area, including in southern Delaware County.

If you live, work, or visit Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio or Hampton Roads, Virginia you can now access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and experience 5G built right on any of the seven 5G mobility devices available. Verizon’s 5G mobility service is now available in 31 US cities. More…

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Business

Ohio’s New Broadband Strategy: How Does Delaware County Compare?

23 Dec , 2019  

InnovateOhio, under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, released the Ohio Broadband Strategy this past Thursday.

The document serves as a comprehensive plan for aggressively expanding and enhancing the state’s broadband network. If approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it will also qualify local governments in Ohio to receive 20 additional points on applications for federal ReConnect funding. Finally, InnovateOhio is working with Connected Nation Ohio to produce a series of broadband availability maps, each with interactive GIS map layers, allowing journalists, researchers and legislators to zoom in and explore them directly. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Alexa, What’s Up At The Delaware County District Library?

24 Mar , 2019  

Another bit of the future has arrived in Delaware County through a new skill available on devices which utilize the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant.

Now, you can get answers to questions about programs and offerings from your local library. More…

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