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Small Business Saturday 

Support Your Favorite Small Businesses In-Store And Online This Holiday Season. Don't Forget To Shop On November 27th To Support Your Favorite Small Business. Shop Today. November 27th. Shop Small®. Support Small Businesses. 

Christmas Tree Directory

Find your own Christmas Tree!

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It's our exclusive listing of local businesses offering live Christmas trees. We've included contact information with address, phone number and link to their website. Plus we've included a link to "Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm: What should you expect on your trip to the tree farm? How should you prepare?" 

Orange Township Toy Drive

The Orange Township Fire Department will have a Toy Drive box supporting Delaware County People in Need between now and December 10th and a drive through event on December 5th from 1PM-5PM. Items needed are new toys, new outdoor winterwear, non-perishable food, and toiletries. Please drop off items in the Delaware County People in Need box in the vestibule any time between now and December 10th.  Or participate in the drive-thru on December 5th from 1pm - 5pm. 

People in Need, Inc of Delaware Holiday Clearing House 2021

Celebrating Sixty-Seven Years of Neighbor Helping Neighbor!
Holiday Clearing House takes place in early December at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Coliseum building. It all begins with the City/County Food Drive. Many local businesses, organizations, schools, etc. conduct food drives throughout the month of November. The food is then delivered to the coliseum. Volunteers unload the food and it then goes through a quality control process. Food is checked to make sure it is not damaged or expired. From there it is sorted and organized into various categories for ease in the selection process. Throughout the next weeks, donations of more food, new coats/toys and gifts are received and the quality control process continues.

Due to ongoing health and safety precautions, the 2021 Clearing House will have masks and social distancing in place. All volunteers and clients are asked to adhere to the latest in health and safety guidelines and PIN policies. If you are interested in volunteeringfollow this link to our registration form. Thank you for stepping forward to help those in need this Holiday Season!

Distribution will take place on December 12th and 13th. Clients are given a designated time when they can come to the coliseum to pick up their food, toys, coats, and gift cards.

For specific details on this year’s event, check please check out the 2021 HCH schedule linked below.

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.

Shout Out

We appreciate the continued support of EyeShop Optical for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration in 2021. Without the help of our Partners we would be able to continue our FREE service to everyone in Orange Township and surrounding area. Thank you to EyeShop Optical for believing in us and helping us continue on through this year with offering local event listings, activities and services in our community!

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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