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A fruitful endeavor

Elections board squelches two ballot issues

The future of three ballot issues aimed at curbing multifamily housing development in Powell is in question after dual rulings by the Delaware County Board of Elections and Powell City Council in the last two weeks.

Olentangy admins, others get raises

Olentangy schools will give 2 percent raises to its administrators, bus drivers and non-union classified employees next school year, despite the objections of one board member.

Mailings again request big bucks for paperwork

Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan announced last week a second firm has been offering overpriced copies of deeds to county residents.
Police beat

Powell/Lewis Center: Man arrested after showing gun during squabble

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after he allegedly displayed a gun during an argument at a Berlin Township business.

Career center's 'champions' show off skills

The goal of a career center is to hone the skills of the next generation of workers.

Move will double space for cheerleaders, gymnasts

It's still August, but Trinity All-Stars owner Kelly Winbigler already has Christmas on her mind.

Propane-tank fires, thefts concern sheriff's office

Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to piece together clues from a recent series of thefts and arsons involving propane tanks to determine if the incidents are related.

Preservation Parks news

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, extension 3 or email register@ The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Powell matches township's contribution toward 750 work

A nearly $8 million project to widen state Route 750 near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will move forward thanks to financial support from the city of Powell and Liberty Township.

Powell City Council to petitioners: Be patient with us

Powell officials said last week they needed more time before they could vote on the validity of petitions aimed at blocking the development of an apartment complex near the city's downtown.

Grab and go, sit and sip at Daily Growler

Many Powell residents place heavy traffic among their top complaints about the city.
Delaware County ambulance

Upgraded for larger folks, vehicle will serve region

Delaware County's chief of emergency medical services says an ambulance upgraded to better serve obese people is "a regional asset."

Custodians, maintenance workers get extra year, raise

Less than a month after the district approved a contract extension and raise for its teachers, Olentangy's school board gave its nod to a similar deal for custodians and maintenance workers.

Apartment protests spur moratorium talk among Powell City Council

Powell City Council started a conversation last week about a moratorium on multifamily housing developments in response to public outcry over recent apartment and condo proposals.
A walk in the park

Misleading moth rewards a second look

When is a hummingbird not a bird?

Zoning approved before development of 160 acres

Orange Township trustees passed three resolutions this week to rezone farmland for residential and commercial properties.

Woman accused of robbing Lewis Center octogenarian

A woman who assaulted a nun during a 2007 robbery has been accused of a similar crime after an incident Saturday, Aug. 2, in Lewis Center.

West Nile virus found near edge of Orange Township

Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus were found near Delaware County last week for the first time this summer.

Tour, festival planned in Powell

Sherry Carmichael, a member of the Powell Liberty Historical Society and a sixth-generation resident of Powell, will lead a walking tour of downtown Powell at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. The tour will begin at the Martin Perry House, Powell Road and Grace Drive. For more information, call Carmichael at 614-889-1894.

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