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Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, all local events have been canceled or postponed in our area. Instead, you will find events and concerts live streamed through the Internet. Be sure to support local restaurants and bars offering take-out and/or delivery service, and information on opening dates. Access our OC REPORTS for COVID-19 updates plus other local news. Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, to see if they help or assistance. Be safe, and may God bless you and your family during this unprecedented time.
During the pandemic, we're offering live streaming events. Catch a Virtual Roller Coaster ride too!
During the pandemic, we're offering live streaming concerts and music related events. Podcasts added!
Updates regarding COVID-19 posted. New pages added, more local news, announcements, special services, plus more
Need help with Starting & Growing Your Business in Orange Township & Delaware County? Check out our resources!
Need to expand your network? Want to share with lick-minded people? Link up with local businesses or clubs through our local directory
The Delaware, Orange Township LC Summer Bash, Fireworks and Parade are CANCELLED.
Listed on our EVENTS page are some of the 4th of July events including upcoming virtual races going on in our area, plus fireworks in other communities!
• Aquariums • Art galleries
• Country clubs • Ice skating rinks
• Indoor family entertainment centers
• Indoor sports facilities• Laser tag facilities• Movie theaters (indoor)
• Museums• Playgrounds (outdoor)
• Public recreation centers • Roller skating rinks• Social clubs
• Trampoline parks• Zoos
Beginning June 19, the following sectors are permitted to open:
• Casinos • Racinos • Amusement parks
• Water parks
Introducing DCDL newest show, Library Guys Go to the Movies!
Join Luke, Reference Specialist at the Orange Branch and Dan from Outreach as they watch and review the best of the worst movies on Hoopla. Share laughs, have fun, and learn about DCDL's streaming services along the way! LEARN MORE
ACCESS OUR ENTIRE LIST! Due to school closings, parents and teachers in trying to find ways to keep kids focused on learning and educational projects away from the classroom. Our extensive list includes many businesses offering free access and subscriptions during the coronavirus pandemic. Please note some of the offers are directed toward educators, and others toward parents and students. We've included descriptions and links to their website. LEARN MORE
Delaware General Health District - On Monday, May 18, the Health District will open in full operation both Delaware and Sunbury offices. Visiting clients are asked to follow these protocols while visiting the Delaware Office:
• Do not enter if you are feeling sick!
• Assure social distancing of 6 feet while visiting
• Stand behind the line and glass guard for service at the reception areas
• If multiple people need to ride the elevator, consider waiting on next elevator car
VIEW CURRENT COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR DELAWARE COUNTY
Economic Development Resources for COVID-19 - LEARN MORE
Olentangy School Board Meetings - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just declared that all school buildings in Ohio will remain closed and that schools will continue to provide remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Any meetings will be streamed live and posted on the Olentangy Schools website, Board of Education tab: Board Meeting Livestream
Delaware County Transit is offering DISCOUNT fares for general public within Delaware County
- Riders must still call in advance (before noon the previous weekday) to request a Demand Response ride. Rider are as driver and vehicle availability permits.
- All Delaware City routes will be reduced to 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am, runs. This will allow for early shopping for elderly set up by stores.
- DCT will re-establish all fares for all services June 1st, 2020.
- Demand Response fares will be at new lower rates beginning June 1st, 2020 LEARN MORE
Polaris Fashion Place Closed - Polaris Fashion Place opened on Tuesday May 12 with hours of Monday to Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM. The Food Hall seating will reopen on Thursday May 21st. Guests are asked not to move the tables in the Food Hall. Planned reopening dates for individual tenants may vary, so guests are encouraged to call ahead and to follow along on Facebook and Instagram @polaisfashionplace for the most up-to-date information. You can also check our website for up to date information. Polaris Fashion Place remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the Center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective immediately and until further notice. The updated Code of Conduct can be found here. LEARN MORE
Orange Township Response to COVID-19 To Help Keep our Community Safe
- The health and safety of our Orange Township staff and community remain a top priority; the Township is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, Orange Township will be implementing the following changes to our parks:
- All parks remain open.
- All bike/pedestrian trails remain open.
- All park bathrooms remain closed until further notice.
- All park play structures are closed until further notice.
- All park athletic fields are limited to groups of no more than 10 individual until further notice.
- All park basketball courts are limited to groups of no more than 10 individual until further notice.
- All Township buildings, including Orange Township Hall and Fire Stations, are closed to non-Township employees until further notice. All Orange Township Parks are open. LEARN MORE
Habitat for Humanity - Hours of Operation: Monday: 11am-1pm for “At Risk” customers ONLY; Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm for all customers Sunday: Closed. LEARN MORE
Restaurants and bars closed except for take-out and delivery. Access our list of local restaurants to help support local businesses. ACCESS OUR DIRECTORY
Olentangy Schools Classes & Events - Coronavirus-related school closure information. LEARN MORE
Delaware County District Library begins curbside service
Orange Branch Library (click below for other branches)
Drive-Thru service begins May 26
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.. LEARN MORE
Delaware Area Career Center - Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, DACC students will begin learning remotely for two weeks leading into the regularly scheduled spring break. At that time, the situation will be reassessed by DACC leadership, state official, and the local health authorities. Updates - LEARN MORE
Many churches have canceled services and events until further notice. Contact your local church for any information. FIND A CHURCH
Preservation Parks of Delaware County - The health of our park visitors and employees continues to be our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preservation Parks’ outdoor spaces, with the exception of River Run and Gallant Farm, will remain open for visitors to enjoy open spaces. Out of an abundance of caution, Preservation Parks has made the difficult decision to cancel the summer concert series, movie nights and all in-person education programs through August. LEARN MORE
Metro Parks (Highbanks) - All parks are open from 6:30am to 8pm and all programs are canceled and all nature centers are closed. LEARN MORE
SourcePoint - Enrichment Center is closed, and all group programs are cancelled until further notice. Click link for information about In-Home Care Services and Meals on Wheels. SourcePoint will continue to monitor and adjust as needed. LEARN MORE
OC NEWS (non-covid related)
More event listings available in our area! We added AddEvents.in current listings for more options of events happening in our area. Be sure to access our Events page to view these listings plus other events currently posted! MORE EVENTS
Orange Township Park Survey Orange Township provides and maintains 7 community parks, 13 miles of multiuse trails, 4 outdoor shelter rentals, two indoor rental facilities and an aquatic center. The seven community parks are: Glen Oak Park, North Orange Park, North Road Park, Orange Bridge Park, Ro Park, Township Hall Park, and Walker Wood Park. Your feedback is important! Please take a few minutes to answer 14 questions about your community parks and trails. LEARN MORE
Accessibility Features Now on OrangeCelebration.com - You might have noticed the round blue icon on the top right corner. When you click on it, you are presented with a menu of options to access our service for those with disabilities. We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to people with disabilities, and that our website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. LEARN MORE
"How To Start Your Own Business in 30 Days - First Timer's Guide" - FREE OFFER! This will give you the step-by-step guidance you need to start your own business. Find out how to download this valuable resource. BUSINESS
Road Closure -The intersection of Green Meadows Dr. & Highfield Dr.
The intersection of Green Meadows Dr. & Highfield Dr. will be close for the installation of a new single lane roundabout beginning April 20, 2020 extending through June 5, 2020. This project was originally scheduled to start July 2020; however, it has been moved up. Questions please contact the Delaware County Engineer’s Office at 740-833-2400.
Our utmost appreciation to Dr. Cynthia Sayers, O.D., Eyeshop Optical for renewing their Partnership for another year. Thank you for believing in Orange Celebration and helping us grow. Dr. Sayers goal is to make you feel welcome when you walk in the door, informed at every step of your eye care experience, and healthier (and a little more stylish) by the time you leave. Eyeshop Optical is a locally owned business and supports our community in many ways. FIND OUT MORE
CANCELED! 2020 Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale in Orange Township - THIS EVENT MAY BE POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID-19. WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. LEARN MORE
Our deepest gratitude to the Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library for their continued support. We want to thank the Orange Branch of DCDL for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration (again!). Without our Partners we wouldn't be able to continue our FREE service to everyone in Orange Township. Besides spotlighting special events for the Orange Branch of the DCDL, we provide a monthly listings of all events at the Orange Branch on our Events page. Thank you DCDL for believing in us and helping us continue into 2020 with highlighting events, activities, and services for our community!
Orange Township Winter 2019-2020 Newsletter (PDF) - READ IT HERE
Road Projects in Orange Township 2020 - Article about some of the road projects scheduled for this year and beyond. LEARN MORE
Stay Safe - Block Watch & House Check - The Delaware County, Ohio Sheriff's Office conducts home & business checks. Before heading out of town, call 740-833-2800 or complete an online form at delawarecountysheriff.com (Forms) to have the police keep an extra eye on your home/property. LEARN MORE
'Cyberbulling: What Schools and Teachers Can Do' - How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet. Special article in on our School page. SCHOOLS
We are pleased to welcome Polaris Heating and Cooling, LLC as a Support. Founded in 2012, Polaris Heating and Cooling provides high quality services to local residents in the Columbus area. We are honored to service Delaware and Franklin counties. We proudly install Trane equipment but service and repair all major brands (i.e. Carrier, Lennox, Bryant, etc). SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES! Contact them for a FREE quote. LEARN MORE
Ohio Libraries Offer Free Legal Resources - Finding accurate legal information and forms can be surprisingly difficult. Ohio Legal Help is the only legal resource that specifically addresses Ohio’s complicated legal landscape, and now every library in the State of Ohio will offer this free resource to Ohioans. LEARN MORE
Big Walnut Interchange Project - Discussions regarding the Big Walnut Interchange Project which would help relieve congestion at I-71, Polaris and Gemini Rds has become a priority, according to MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission). Actual date of the project has not been announced, but for all of us who are affected by the traffic issues on a daily basis, it will not be soon enough. LEARN MORE
Delaware County Sheriff's Department Offers Access to Incident Reports Online - To continue our philosophy of transparency and for the convenience of the public, the Sheriff’s Office is pleased to unveil our new online access to incident reports. If you prefer to speak with us directly to make your request, call 740-833-2872 or visit: www.delawarecountysheriff.com.
Parent Teachers Organizations PTO in Orange Township - We have included more information and resources about our schools for parents and students. It is listed in order by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. LEARN MORE
Winner of our Orange Express Email Sign-Up Drawing - Just by being a subscriber to Orange Express automatically enters you into our random drawings. Our most recent winner is Kelli Peterson who won a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts! Be sure you're signed up for Orange Express for a chance to win, too!
Delaware Trails - There is a new website and facebook page for those interested in the paths and trails in Delaware. is intended to promote the current and future trails and paths of Delaware, OH through education and awareness. FIND OUT MORE
Submit Your Orange Township Zoning Permit Online. The program allows applicants to submit zoning permits online and access status updates of submissions. You can also submit a complaint or violation in regards to zoning issues. LEARN MORE
Changes coming to Orange Township facility rental process - As of Tuesday, January 7, 2020, there will now be changes to how you can rent Orange Township rooms and shelters! LEARN MORE
Planning a block party in Orange Township? It is now required for all communities to file for a Block Party Application through the township. Cost is $25 when requesting a street to be closed for the party. Applications are reviewed by the Zoning Department, Roads Department and Fire Department for public safety. Applications can take 7 to 14 business days, so please keep this in consideration when planning. Official road closure barricades will be dropped off prior to the party and picked up afterwards. Closing a road without permission will be addressed by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. LEARN MORE
DID YOU KNOW that OrangeCelebration.com has help promote over 200 performers and bands in our community? Over the past 4+ years OC has listed music events every week for local talent (up and coming stars) for our local bars, restaurants and events. Check it out current listings on our MUSIC PAGE. Note: Listing for local talent will resume after restrictions on local bars and restaurants are lifted and local entertainers can perform again. Currently we are listing streaming concerts, podcast, interviews and more!
Coyotes have been spotted in Orange Township. What do you do if a coyote is in your backyard? Here are some helpful tips to keep safe. LEARN MORE
Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10 AM or 6 PM. Meetings are held at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. SCHEDULE
Report blocked railroad crossings to Federal Railroad Administration - With continued issue of trains blocking Orange Rd and Lewis Center Rd, please submit rail safety issues to the PUCO Rail Division using the online PUCO "Contact Us" form or by calling the Rail Division at (614) 466-1150.
It has come to the attention of Orange Township that someone is posting a notice on mailboxes to paint your address numbers on the curb in front of your home. Painting address numbers on the curb is not an Orange Township requirement nor a requirement by the Post Office, Sheriff's Office or Fire Department. Additionally, this work should not be done without a Right-of-Way permit from the Township or County.
OrangeCelebration.com is proud to help support the Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans in 2019. For information on how to participate in this important and exciting event dedicated to raise money to help build the Orange Township Veterans Memorial, please follow this link: LEARN MORE
ROAD CLOSURES & WORK
Olentangy Crossings - Orange Township has created a map showing what's under construction, under review and remaining vacant lots in the Olentangy Crossing area. VIEW MAP
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit Ohgo.com.
Delaware County Named Healthiest in State for 3rd Year in a Row - The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. LEARN MORE
2019 Road Construction Guide, Delaware County, Ohio - List county and township road projects, plus 2019-20 projects. PDF FILE. LEARN MORE
Does your organization have an event or activity coming up in our community you would like to share with the public? Do you have a club or special interest group with regular meetings? Simply send us your information so we can list it for FREE on our website and social media sites. To get started click here.
Visit our business page with information on starting, expanding and keeping your business healthy. Free Access to Online Business Courses, Loan Programs, plus other resources and contacts.
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