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North Orange Aquatic Center

Residents season passes

The NOAC is scheduled to open on May 26, but it's not too early to begin considering your season passes. Season passes for individuals, senior citizens and families will be available beginning March 1 through the Orange Township website. Click here for details

Annual 2022 Garage Sale Extravaganza Announced

Once again it's time for our upcoming Multi-Neighborhood Community Garage Sale!  The dates for this year's
event is Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day.  As always, participation is free!  Please contact us if you would like your HOA or neighborhood included. The only requirement is your neighborhood must be located Orange Township.  We will be posting updates on our Garage Sale page.  If your neighborhood isn't listed, please contact us for details.  

Delaware County Healthiest in State Eighth Year Straight

The Delaware Public Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the eighth year straight.  The 2022 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people are presently and health factors are based on how healthy people will be in the future. The rankings, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, are available online at countyhealthrankings.org.   

SHOUT OUT!!

We want to express our deepest appreciation to EyeShop Optical for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration for another year!  Dr. Sayers, owner of EyeShop and a Doctor of Optometry, has been a supporter of not only Orange Celebration but our Orange Township community for many years.  It is through her generosity and giving heart that many organizations in our area can continue to provide valuable services and events. Thank you!!    

Employment Opportunity

Delaware County District Library - The Delaware County District Library is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions. To find out more, access our website at https://www.delawarelibrary.org/news/careers/

Full-Time Public Works Laborer - Orange Township is currently searching for a full-time public works laborer. This position will be responsible for the general maintenance and repair of the roads and property of Orange Township. Successful candidates will possess an incredible work ethic, a familiarity with the concepts, practices and procedures of this type of position, and 1-year experience or applicable training and education. For a full list of responsibilities and necessary qualifications, please contact Mike Kremnitzer, Sr. HR Manager at mkremnitzer@orangetwp.org.

Part-time Receptionist - Orange Township is currently searching for a part-time receptionist. This position will be the first point of contact for visitors and callers as well as offer general administrative and operational support. Successful candidates will possess a proficient level of Microsoft Office Suite and 2+ years of experience in a similar position. please contact Mike Kremnitzer, Sr. HR Manager at mkremnitzer@orangetwp.org.

2022 Project Updates in Orange Township 

With spring comes the local roads and parks projects that might affect you.  This year's projects includes: Bale Kenton Road - Road widening; Lazelle Road - Culvert replacement; Lewis Center Trail-Phase 3 - Continuation of the Alum Creek Trail along Lewis Center Rd; North Rd Park - Parking lot expansion and 4 pickle ball courts; RO Park - Major playground expansion; Walker Woods Park - new safety surface at playground.

Road Construction Update. The following closures could affect your commute:
Project Name: Lyra Drive Extension: Phase 2, E. Powell Road Roundabout: 3/14/2022 - 10/1/2022. MORE INFO

Easter Festivities in Orange Township

If you missed our Easter Services Directory, you can still view it by clicking below.  If you do not see your church or event listed, please send us your event information via our Contact Form. Listings are free!  If you're looking for a church in our area, this is a great directory to find one.   

E. Powell and Lyra Drive Intersection Construction Starting March 21

This project will extend Lyra Drive from the Lyra Drive Extension project terminus to E. Powell Road. A new roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Lyra Drive and E. Powell Road. Improvements include lighting, drainage, waterline, sanitary, sidewalk, shared use path and landscaping.

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Orange Township Announces New Development and Zoning Director

Orange Township announced the new Development and Zoning Director, Robin Duffee.  His official duties will begin on March 9, 2022.  He comes to Orange Township with development experience from Violet Township and a master's degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Welcome, Robin!

SHOUT OUT!!

We appreciate the continued support of the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library for their continued support of Orange Celebration for 2022 as a Partner.  The Orange Branch as been a long time supporter of our efforts, and we love our local library too!  Thank you for your believing in us, and through your generous Partnership, allowing us to continue to provide a valuable service and resource for our community!  

Delaware County District Library Board Members Take Oath

Delaware, OH: Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Board of Trustees, the trustees swore in the slate of officers for 2022.  Notary Public Wendi Foos swore trustees Holly Quaine into the position of President, Scott Tiede into the position of Vice President, and Connie Skinner into the position of Secretary.  Fiscal Officer Angela Cox and Deputy Fiscal Officer Samantha Valesky were also sworn in to their positions for the year.  The remaining Library Trustees include the following members: Brad Allen, Ceena Dinovo Baker and Nickolas K. McCoy.  In the December meeting, Library Director George Needham presented trustees Michael P. Butler and Baker with a gift, honoring their time as President and Secretary of the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees, respectively.  Butler was originally appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees in November 2005 by the Delaware County Commissioners. He was then reappointed to a full term in January 2008. Throughout Butler's term, he served in a variety of roles, including President from January 2021 through December 2021. His term concluded on December 31, 2021.  Beth Lear was selected by the Delaware County Commissioners to replace Butler with a seven-year term commencing January 1, 2022.  Lear will swear her oath of office during the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 15.  Library Board of Trustee meetings generally take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. All meetings for 2022 are currently planned to take place at the Delaware Main Library, until the opening of the Liberty Branch Library.

Local Nonprofits and Charities

Helping the Helpless

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Discover some of the Nonprofits and Charities in our area. You can volunteer or donate to help these organizations. 

Winter 100

Orange Township is partnering with Preservation Parks to encourage our community to get out and walk this winter!  The Winter 100 is back for a second year! Join the community that inspired hundreds of people to reach 100 miles/km last year.  Keeping active and spending time outdoors is vital for our mental and physical well-being through the cold winter months. Now, you can stay motivated to walk or run 100 miles or 100 kilometers (62 miles) from January 1 – March 31, 2022.

SHOUT OUT!!

We appreciate the continued support of AmeriHealth Chiropractic for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration in 2021-22.  Dr. John Moore is one of our long time supporters, and he helps many organizations in our area.  Thank you to AmeriHealth Chiropractic for your continued support and believing in us. 

Delaware County Chosen 2021 #1 Best Counties to Live in Ohio

Based on comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the county level. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

SCAM ALERT!  

If you receive a phone call telling you that the caller is affiliated with a Delaware County Court or the Clerk of Court's Office and that, unless you pay money, you must appear for a hearing at the court or face the issuance of an arrest warrant, please hang up! THIS IS A SCAM. None of our Courts or the Clerk of Court’s Office would ever call anyone demanding money in that way, and we do not call anyone about arrest warrants.

Programs for Elderly in Orange Township

For those 55 years old and older, SourcePoint offers many programs and services.  Topics include Art Groups; Body, Brain, and Behavioral health; Financial, Insurance, and Legal; Entertainment and Music; Educational Classes and Presentations; plus much more! They can also participate in Sports and Recreation, Water Exercise, and Land Exercise to keep fit.  Sign up for special day trips. For example, there was a recent trip to the Columbus Symphony. Some of the programs and services are free, others have a fee.  You can access their website for a complete listings of these programs and services. We also post some of the special events on our EVENTS page. 

Shout Out

A big shout out to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for renewing her partnership with OrangeCelebration.com. We appreciate your continued support! With a foundation in Financial Planning, Rehab/Investment property & a love for Staging, Darlene aims to counsel clients to achieve a top sale of an exiting property or a wise purchase to call HOME. And be sure to contact Darlene for your real estate needs today! 

Olentangy Schools Change Logos

Olentangy Schools changing logos for high schools - You will see a change in 3 of the 4 high school logos and mascots. This includes Liberty, Olentangy and Orange. Berlin will remain the same. 

Orange Township Trustees vote 2-1 against Condo Development 

The land at the northeast corner of Shanahan and North roads will remain undeveloped due to OT trustees rejecting a rezoning request for the 24 acre parcel of land. This was decided at the May 19th public hearing. The dissenting vote was from Ryan Rivers. 

CLICK OC ON YOUR PHONE!

Our website now support PWA. What's PWA? It's progressive web app. This means you can now access our website via your smart phone home screen. When you access us via your smart phone, you will see a pop-up at the bottom of the screen. Select it and our OC logo will appear on your phone. Then everytime you want to access us simply click on our logo on your phone's homescreen.

Delaware County Chosen 2021 #1 Best County to Live in Ohio

Based on comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the county level. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. Also ranked #24 nationally for Best Counties for Families in America!

Coyotes in Orange Township

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.

Accessibility Features Now on OC
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You might have noticed the round blue icon on the top right corner of each page. 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.

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

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.

Stay Safe - Block Watch & House Check
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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

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.,

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!

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.

PTO Directory
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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

Delaware Trails

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.,

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.

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!

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

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 (click below) or by calling the Rail Division at (614) 466-1150.

2021-22 Road Construction Guide

Take a look at the Delaware County Engineer's 2021 Road Construction Guide for more information about our planned road construction projects this year.

For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day.

COVID-19 UPDATES

NEW!  Coronavirus COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide - This is a great 2 page guide you could print out and display at home or at work place. Covers prevention, symptoms, protecting workplace, myths, and helpful resources.  ACCESS (PDF)

Delaware General Health District - ACCESS

Ohio Department of Health, COVID-19 - ACCESS

Economic  Development Resources for COVID-19 - LEARN MORE

Delaware County Transit. Current DCT route and service information. - ACCESS

Orange Township Response to COVID-19 To Help Keep our Community Safe - ACCESS 

Habitat for Humanity - ACCESS 

Restaurants and bars closed except for take-out and delivery. Access our list of local restaurants to help support local businesses. ACCESS  

Olentangy Schools Classes & Events - Coronavirus-related school closure information. ACCESS 

Delaware County District Library - ACCESS 

Delaware Area Career Center - ACCESS 

Many churches are now returning to services in the church. Contact your local church for updates or find a local church near you - ACCESS

Preservation Parks of Delaware County - ACCESS 

Metro Parks (Highbanks) - ACCESS 

SourcePoint - ACCESS

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