Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of April 23-24

23 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • Is Ohio the next tech stronghold?
  • New Albany City Council actions
  • OSU President talks “big wins”
  • Licking County manufacturing growth
  • Intel CEO to speak at OSU commencement
  • Knox County looks at possible Intel investment
  • Will impact reach Sandusky County?
  • Licking County bickering must end: Editorial
  • Possible Intel impact on NE Ohio

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of April 16-17

15 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • Licking County schools anticipating growth
  • Welcome Intel Task Force formed
  • Commercial real estate developers charting uncharted territory
  • Intel makes greenhouse gas commitment
  • Intel impact on northeast Ohio
  • School in northeast Ohio had a hand in luring Intel to Ohio
  • Two townships explore merger
  • Negotiations are reaching a final stage
  • A look at an Intel plant in the state of Oregon
  • Johnstown prepares

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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Business

Wendy’s Opens First Restaurant In Virtual Reality

7 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Dublin-based Wendy’s has gone somewhere and done something which no man or woman has gone or done before.

Wendy’s® teamed up with creators in Meta’s Horizon Worlds to make (virtual) dreams come true with the grand opening of the Wendyverse™ in Horizon Worlds on April 2. Virtual reality has become reality as Wendyverse gives fans all-new 3D opportunities to virtually interact with each other and the brand – as only Wendy’s can.

“For years we’ve been meeting our fans in unexpected ways and places with our unique approach to social media, gaming and engagement,” said Carl Loredo, chief marketing officer for The Wendy’s Company. “We’re excited to take this to the next level by launching the Wendyverse in Meta’s Horizon Worlds and bringing a totally new dimension of access to our fans. Truly a first of its kind, the Wendyverse bridges the best of today with tomorrow to show up for our fans across every world – with a Frosty® and fries in hand.”

The Wendyverse is more than a virtual restaurant. It’s a virtual Wendy’s world that starts with a virtual Wendy’s restaurant. In the first phase of the Wendyverse, fans with a Meta Quest 2 can venture into a whole new delicious world built by community creators: 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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1808Delaware

Welcome To A New Year. Welcome To The Possible Future Of Local Media.

4 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware with content by Anyword

Welcome to 2022!

Here is something brand new for a brand new year. Perhaps for the first time in the history of Delaware County news media (as far as we are aware, that is), you are currently reading a published non-sports story which was partially written by a machine.

Could this be part of the future of local media?

It already is.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and it can be used to do just about anything. Nowadays, your phone isn’t even fully usable without some sort of AI like Siri or Google Assistant to help you navigate it. But you may be surprised to learn that AI is also being used by the news media to help with their reporting efforts. So what does this mean for the future of the news media? More…

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Business, Westerville

Westerville Thinks Broadband, Survey Responses Sought

2 Nov , 2021  

By the City of Westerville

The City of Westerville is evaluating its next steps in broadband, which includes studying opportunities for expansion and factors related to access, cost and speed. Any initiative to come from these studies would build upon the success of WeConnect, the City’s fiber network and data center service hub.

WeConnect offers world-class support for commercial data management needs. In the future, WeConnect could offer residential services as another community amenity and expand broadband services for Westerville companies and workforce.

Completing this survey should take about five minutes. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Game On: OWU Hires First Esports Program Coordinator, Head Coach

20 Sep , 2021  

Kyle Jenkins is ready to power up Ohio Wesleyan University’s new esports program.

On Oct. 1, Jenkins will join the university as its first esports program coordinator and head coach. He currently is the video coordinator/esports manager and head coach at Western Colorado University. Jenkins will report to Dwayne K. Todd, Ohio Wesleyan’s vice president for student engagement and success.

“We are immensely excited to find someone with Kyle’s experience to lead our new esports program forward,” said Todd, Ph.D. “Kyle brings a high level of energy and knowledge to this role, and he has a passion for gaming that I know will be readily apparent to potential team members. His proven track record provides great promise that we will see some exciting things in our new program at OWU!” More…

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Delaware

A New Way To Follow Local Government

10 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As we shared several days ago, the City of Delaware has a brand-new website, one which has a series of new links and tools for citizens to access important information. That post can be read here.

One component of the new site is a dedicated video player to provide access to what the City is calling an “improved meeting management system.”

Public meeting webcasts are moving from Facebook Live to the new system, a feature of the recently updated website. Citizens and interested parties now have digital access to meeting agendas, live webcasting, video recording, and minutes in a central, searchable portal. More…

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Delaware

New Delaware City Website Coming On Wednesday

23 Aug , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In a recent announcement on its Facebook page, the City of Delaware shared news that a new city website is on its way.

Expected to be live this Wednesday, the statement indicated that highlights of the new site will include more drop-down menus with links to services, project updates, license and permit applications, payment options, emergency preparedness, and more.

Also included will be an easy “services” option to request assistance, report a concern, or contact a City official. A better mobile experience will also be offered. More…

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Schools

Delaware Schools Launches New Website

29 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, websites are an important component of how organizations, local governments, and businesses connect to the world. Social media works well for timely notices, but in-depth information sharing requires a means to present important information in an easy-to-find manner.

That clearly was the aim for Delaware City Schools in the recent launch of its brand-new website.

Not only have graphics changed, but so has the way that information is presented. The home page has a set of quick access links including student, parent, and staff portals; a staff directory; a link to lunch menus; and details on school safety. More…

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