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IN THE NEWS!
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
OrangeCelebration.com is excited to partner with Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans. 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
Are you 50 years or older and need help to find a job? Be sure to check out our EVENTS page for information on a FREE informative workshop to learn the "nut and bolts" of how to find a job in today's economy.
Places of Worship - If you are new to Orange Township or just looking for a place to worship, please check out this link. LEARN MORE
Orange’s Fire Chief Elected Chair of State Fire Council - Orange Township Fire Chief Matt Noble was recently elected chairman of the Ohio State Fire Council. Noble was appointed to the council by Governor Kasich July 2012. READ MORE
Income Tax Prep Assistance, by Appointment Only, SourcePoint - AARP tax-aide coordinator and IRS-trained counselors help prepare taxes for individuals who need assistance.Call the tax hotline at 740-203-2423, leave your name and phone number (including area code) and your call will be returned in the order it was received. Appointments are 1st-come, 1st-served. LEARN MORE
Orange: volunteers needed to curate artifacts - Orange Township is looking for a volunteer to curate more than 800 artifacts that were found from the North Road park project and help build a display case. LEARN MORE
Olentangy Dyslexia Network - A dyslexia network designed to connect parents and children. The mission of the Olentangy Dyslexia Network (ODN) is to provide a community of education and support for dyslexic families while ensuring that scientific- and research-based services are delivered equally and with fidelity by the Olentangy Local Schools. LEARN MORE
We welcome Laurie Zinn, Owner of Line-By-Line, as a Featured Contributor to our OC Business page. Laurie resides in Orange Township, and since 2012, has helped countless small and mid-sized businesses, non-profits and schools build relationships with their customers through quality communication. We will be offering 'how-to' articles written by Laurie to help build lasting relationship with your customers and associates. 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. These reports will include incidents and crimes such as:
• auto accidents/crashes, hit skip
• breaking & entering
• identity & credit card thefts
• suspicious persons & vehicles
• civil complaints
• found property
Reports are available 2 to 3 days from the date of the incident.
If you prefer to speak with us directly to make your request, call 740-833-2872 or visit: www.delawarecountysheriff.com.
OPEN - Business in Orange Township - To celebrate entrepreneurship in Orange Township, a new page has been created on OC. You may have noticed the new BUSINESS navigation button on the top menu. The business page offers business advice from across the web, plus local business announcements. If you would like to sponsor this page, please contact us for details.
Links to all previous major Orange Celebration event listings are now available on the Event page. This includes Orange Township Parade, Halloween Contest, and more. Scoll to bottom of Events page to access list
Evan Farm Town Center - Orange Township trustees approved rezoning of approximately 554 acres of land for the Evans Farm Town Center. Those supporting the development hope to bring a sense of 'identity' to Orange Township. With a projection of over 6 years to fully develop the Town Center, it will offer shops, restaurants, baseball diamonds, open space, miles of trails, apartments and single family homes. Evans Farm Website: Keep up-to-date on the Evans Farm development here >. Additional resources here: Evans Farm development - additional info >
Congratulations to Highbanks Metro Park for being selected CBUS TOP PICKS 2016 for the metro parks category. All of us in Orange Township know it's the best park. It's great to see that central Ohio agrees, too!
Garage Sale Listings - Spring has finally arrived and it won't be much longer before the weather will be warming up. And with the warmer weather comes garage sales. This year, OC will be listing garage sales being held by HOAs in Orange Township. If you want to get your HOA garage sale listed for free, email us at OrangeCelebration@gmx.com or use our Contact Form with your information (dates, times, location (name of your subdivision), and please include a contact name and phone # or email address if we need to follow up. We (OC) will be promoting the garage sales in and around our area at NO COST to you. Thank! GARAGE SALES
Delaware County Outdoor Warning Siren Test - Delaware County tests outdoor warning sirens the first Saturday of each month at noon.
The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s main goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment from “All Hazards” – Natural, Man-made, or Terrorism. We can be reached during normal business hours (740) 833-2180 After hours emergencies EMA can be reached through Delaware County 911.
Orange Township Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter - If you missed it, Read It Here
Orange Township was ranked 5th best place to live in Ohio for 2016. The best places to live in the U.S. is based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. They rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. ACCESS NICHE
Did you know OrangeCelebration.com has a return rate of 61.6% with the average of 4:07 minutes per visit? Almost 90% of our visitors are from our area. Thank you for your continued support! Want to be a supporter? Find Out More
During June 2016, the North Orange Park Aquatic Center was nominated as a “Family Faves” by Columbus Parent for best outdoor municipal pool. In September we were notified that we tied as a runner up with Highlands Park Aquatic Center in Westerville beating out 7 other pools. Recently we received our award, look for it at the pool next season. Thank you for your support of the North Orange Park Aquatic Center over the years!
Meals on Wheels Available to Delaware County Adults Under 60 - SourcePoint currently has a limited number of openings for disabled individuals under the age of 60 in Delaware County to receive home-delivered meals. This service is provided with funding through United Way and an agreement with the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and helps ensure that any qualifying individual receives nutritional support. LEARN MORE
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.
ROAD CLOSURES & WORK
4/25/2017: The Delaware County Engineer will be closing Lewis Center Road between Bale Kenyon Road and Africa Road for the reconstruction of the bridge over Alum Creek. The road will close on Monday, May 1 and reopen on Friday, June 30.
3/8/2017: The Delaware County Engineer will be closing East Powell Rd. between Hickory Ridge Court and Bale Kenyon Road for road reconstruction. The road will close on Monday, March 13 and reopen on Friday, April 28. Any questions concerning this matter please contact Chris Bauserman, P.E., P.S. or Robert M. Riley, P.E., Chief Deputy Engineer at (740) 833-2400.
12/9: GEMINI EXTENSION PROJECT
The second left turn lane from northbound Orion onto Gemini is expected to be complete in January once the traffic signal work is complete. And later this month, crews will also install street signs on the new Gemini extension, which is now called IKEA Way.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit Ohgo.com.
2017 Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 7:00pm. Meeting dates:
* Rest of this year: May 1st, May 15th, June 5th, June 19th, July 10th, July 17th, August 7th, *August 28th, September 18th, October 2nd, October 16th, November 6th, November 20th, December 4th, December 18th. *Denotes a change in the normal meeting schedule. No Trustee Meetings on March 20th or September 5th. Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035.
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