Important Meal Information For Olentangy District Students

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers that have allowed Olentangy Schools to offer students free breakfast and lunch during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years have not been extended for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, Olentangy school meals will transition back to eligibility-based pricing (free, reduced, or paid)....
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Free Combined Concert Under The Stars

When two area performing arts organization join later this month to present an individual program and a joint finale, there is sure to be music to please just about everyone. For the first time in each orchestra’s history, the Powell Community Band and the Worthington Civic Band will come together to perform at Summer Sunday Concert on the Green on Sunday, August 28. The event will take place at Village Green Park in downtown Powell.

City Breaks Ground On Two Significant Sawmill Projects

The City of Delaware and EXXCEL Project Management, in partnership with Bridge Investment Group, have broken ground on an economic development project that is expected to result in the creation of almost 2,500 jobs. Work is beginning on both the Sawmill Parkway extension and Sawmill Pointe Business Park. Sawmill Parkway...

Governor Names New Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent

This week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the appointment of the new superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The person chosen for the role is a former assistant post commander in Delaware. Effective on August 12, Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Jones will assume the responsibilities of the superintendent of...

Olentangy River Clean-Up Day Taking Place This Month

The Olentangy Watershed Alliance, Keep Delaware County Beautiful, and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed are partnering to hold the City’s annual Olentangy River Clean-Up. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 20 from 10 AM to Noon at the Mingo Park Kayak Launch in Delaware, 500...

Otterbein, Antioch Chart Exciting New Course

There was some exciting news academic news this past week from just over the Delaware County line in downtown Westerville that we thought we would share with our readers. Otterbein University and Antioch University have unveiled a unique partnership that has the potential to revolutionize higher education through creation of a new, national private university system – the first of its kind.

Velvet Ice Cream Arrives At The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Velvet Ice Cream have announced an exclusive partnership that will make Utica, Ohio-based Velvet the Zoo’s official ice cream provider for hand-dipped ice cream. The three-year partnership also makes Velvet the presenting partner for the birthday party program held at the Zoo as well as the Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights event series.

City Cites Numbers For Local Development Pause

As we shared on Friday, the City of Delaware is reportedly putting a temporary hold on consideration of development proposals that are not located within its corporate limits. This includes both applications which have previously been submitted in addition to potential applications which have not yet been presented, according to the Columbus Business First article.

Two New Eateries Spicing Up Life In Delaware County

Today we have two new places to recommend that are making a splash in a hot Delaware County summer. The first is the fantastically-named Blue Santa Mexican Grill, a Mexican-style restaurant which recently opened at 1025 Polaris Parkway. The location is behind the Polaris Krispy Kreme location. The wide-ranging menu...

Delaware Hayes Student Wins Coveted Johnny Bench Award

College football has its Heisman Trophy. For college baseball, recognition is given each year to the top collegiate catcher. The Johnny Bench Award, named after the famed Reds ballplayer, was started in 2000 and expanded by Johnny himself in 2019. That expansion now includes awards for top college softball player,...

Commissioners Considering Property Tax Rollback

The Delaware County Commissioners have set the wheels in motion for a property-tax rollback that will provide relief to county property owners. At their Thursday, July 28, session, the Commissioners will consider a resolution that sets hearings on Aug. 18 and Aug. 22 to address changes in the county’s tax code.

New Library Director Announced

The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Bryan Howard has been confirmed and has accepted to serve as director of the Library, replacing George Needham, who will be retiring on September 30. Mr. Howard will begin his tenure as director effective September 1 and will spend one month working with Mr. Needham, prior to his retirement.

MORPC Amending Transportation Plan To Reflect Intel Infrastructure

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), of which Delaware County is a member, has made available for review and comment a proposed amendment to the 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP amendment would reflect the planned state and local investments in infrastructure improvements that will support the Intel site...

Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Coming Soon; Here Are Some Tips

Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday is coming soon, and the Ohio Attorney General’s office has provided information and tips on how best to take advantage of the event. This year, Ohio’s sales tax holiday is from Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 24

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 24.