Resources and Points of Interest

Orange Township has much to offer our local residents and visitors. As you may have discovered on our website, OrangeCelebration.com, there are many events, activites, clubs and organizations you can participate in and become part of.  Also, Orange Township offers many resources. Below are some we have found to be interest. If you find something we missed, please let us know. 

Discovering More in Orange Township

Orange Township's history, resources, steady growth and valuable services are vast.  To the person passing by, they might not be aware of everything our community offers. Below are some points of interest for those looking for more than the obvious.  

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Protecting our Youth from the Harm Caused by Alcohol and other Drugs

Drug-Free Delaware is a community coalition working to reduce substance abuse among youth in Delaware County

OrangeCelebration.com is proud to join the unified individuals and organizations from every sector of the community to work together for a safer and healthier Delaware County.

Community Programs include Hidden in Plain Sight, Red Ribbon Family Activities, Parents Who Host, Annual Youth Leadership Retreat, Responsible Beverage Service Training, and more!

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New “Do Not Knock” Registry in Orange Township

The Board of Orange Township Trustees recently approved the Registration and Regulation of Transient Vendors or "Door-to-Door" sales in Orange Township. Residents can now add their addresses to the "Do Not Knock" Registry. To be added to the “Do Not Knock” registry, please email your name and address to the Township Administrator at lbodnar@orangetwp.org with “DO NOT KNOCK” in the email subject line. For any questions, please call the Administrator at 740-548-5430 ext. 3108.

OHGO
Real time traffic updates. Access on computer or device. 

Your source for real time traffic updates. Access up-to-the minute details on current traffic speeds, incidents, road construction, and weather-related conditions affecting travel from your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Making Demonstrations (Selected Days)

How to receive severe weather text or Twitter alerts from Delaware County EMA

Don't be caught off guard! Be warned of severe weather in our area! You can be alerted either by phone or Twitter? Click on the link below to view the PDF file with instructions and additional information.

ATTENTION STARGAZERS!
Perkins Observatory
Family Night -
Fridays at 8pm

Our public nights are fun for the whole family! Individuals, families, and groups of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. We have limited openings for our Friday night programs throughout the remainder of the year. To guarantee spot in one of our programs... buy your tickets now for the next available date.

The Orange Township Veterans Memorial

The Orange Township Veterans Memorial is moving forward. There will be several ways that individuals and families, clubs, organizations and businesses can donate to help make it a reality! The memorial's cost will be paid for through donations, not township funds. Help recognize and celebrate those who have served our country! 

POOL IS CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  CHECK BACK NEXT SPRING TO NEXT YEAR'S APPLICATIONS.
2018 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application Available! 

Download the 2018 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application.  Orange Township resident only.  2018 season will open for the 2018 season Wednesday, May 23, and close September 3, 2018 (Labor Day). Hours typically 11am - 8:00pm, 7 days a week, but may vary on special occasions. Contact pool for details. Ph: 740-657-8881 (answered during pool hours only.)  To access Pool Rules & Regulations, click here.

 Habitat ReStores
New Fall & Winter Hours!

The ReStore will be shifting its hours beginning Oct 1st. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers whose proceeds are used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world, helping to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Every Wed - 15% Military Discount with ID; Every Thurs - 15% Senior Discount, 60+ with ID. 

Home Safety Checks - Any home can be made safer which is even more important as we age. Home safety checks can help you make your home safer, allowing you to continue living independently. The appointments generally last between 1 and 1.5 hours and include a health screening with our registered nurse and a home assessment. (see Home Safety Checks on right hand column) LEARN MORE


Delaware County District Library - Find out the complete schedule of events at the Orange Branch!  LEARN MORE 


Local Air Quality Conditions - Find out what the air quality is in our area. Air pollution data, ozone forecasting, information about public health and environmental effects of air pollution, and actions you can take to reduce pollution.  Enter your zip code to check air quality in your area.  AIR NOW


MASH Military and Service Heroes Pantry - To reduce hunger throughout the Veteran and Active Duty communities of Franklin, Pickaway, and Delaware County, Ohio through our Outreach Program. In addition, we will concentrate on our low income and homeless Veteran population and promote self-sufficiency by making the best possible use of all available resources. M.A.S.H. Pantry is a non-profit 501(3)c charitable food pantry serving veterans, military families and survivors in the Greater Columbus Area. To find out about the Local Schedule for Delaware, access the Event Calendar for updates. Or call 614-522-1555 (8am - 4pm) or email: info@mashpantry.org


Drug Tip Line - Anonymous!

Drug Tip Line 740-833-2790 or drugtaskforce@co.delaware.oh.us

By making one phone call, you can actually help get drugs off the streets - and you can remain anonymous. However, many people are often reluctant to "get involved." But this IS an anonymous tip line. Delaware County's Drug Task Force follows up on every tip it receives. And while you may not visibly see us following up on your tip, it doesn't mean we aren't! Key signs of drug trafficking include:

1) No indication the resident(s) work.

2) Residents appear to be living above their means (yes, this is a judgment call, but trust your gut).

3) Multiple vehicles at the residence.

4) Various vehicles visiting for short periods of time.

5) Sometimes, poor upkeep of the residence/property.

If it takes a village to help raise our children, then it certainly takes a County to help address this drug epidemic. Thank you for speaking up!


Want to do business in Orange Township? Check out our Business page for more information on how to do business with and in Orange Township. Plus, check out tips and resources to help your business grow. LEARN MORE


NEW! We've added a local HOTEL directory for those interested in visiting our area. If you have relatives and friends coming in for the holidays, have them access our HOTELS page for suggestions. LEARN MORE


Places of Worship - If you are new to Orange Township or just looking for a place of worship, please check out this link. LEARN MORE


Want to Volunteer Your Time in Delaware County? Here is a link to different opportunities in Delaware County with many different programs for all ages. LEARN MORE


Homeland Security and Emergency Management (EMA).  For more information on the outdoor warning siren system, receiving emergency communications, or severe weather preparedness, visit Delaware County Emergency Management on the web, on social media @delcoema or contact Sandy Mackey, Delaware County Emergency Management at (740) 833-2180.


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 

'MISSING CHILD' SAFETY TIPS
Every year in the U.S., 465,000 children are reported missing. Friday is National Missing Children's Day, which is used to encourage parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. To commemorate this day, we share the following safety tips with you: 
TEACH CHILDREN THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION 
Make sure your child knows his or her full name, home address and telephone number. Include this contact information in their backpack, coat, etc. Teach your child not to share this information with anyone he or she does not know without your permission. 
PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL MEDIA
Talk to your children about the risks of sharing too much information on social media. Explain how "checking in" on social networks and sharing location information or routines can have negative consequences. 
LISTEN & ASK QUESTIONS
Listen if your child says someone makes him or her feel uncomfortable. Ask questions to better understand why. It is important for children to learn to trust their instincts. 
Contact authorites immediately if your child is missing so they can initiate the appropriate plans to alert responders and our communities. 

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Old Farmer's Almanac Winter 2018 / 2019 Forecast

You may want to swap out your snow boots for rain boots this year. Most of the country can expect more rain and less snow this winter, says The Old Farmer's Almanac. The OFA, founded in 1792, just released its annual weather forecast—and it says that 2019 will be warm and wet.

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