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2nd Annual Orange Township Halloween House Decoration Contest. Enter by October 31, 2017.  Click below for details

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When you're in the mood for listening to live tunes or dancing, Orange Township has you covered.

Small Farmers, Tuesday, October 17, 9:30am - 11am, Statford Ecological Center 
 

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2017 Lewis Center Fall Fest

October 29th, 2017 from 1-5 pm
Little Bear Golf Club
1940 Little Bear Loop. Lewis Center, Oh 43035

Supports local business owners, non-profits, booster clubs, and school PTO's with entertainment for the whole family. Many great vendors, food trucks, treats, entertainment, free pictures, crafts, raffles plus much more!  

America’s Tom Petty Tribute

OCTOBER 20, 2017 - 8 p.m. - Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill 

Celebrate the legacy of Tom Petty with the most authentic recreation of his greatest hits! The show includes the look and feel of Tom Petty – smooth guitar tones, layered vocals and the signature Rickenbacker. Purchase tickets online for a discount price.

Tom Petty Tribute

Heroes Not Forgotten 5K 
Fundraiser to Honor our Veterans

Join us November 11th for the Orange Township 2nd annual Heroes Not Forgotten 5k run/walk. This is an exciting event dedicated to honor veterans.

The money raised for this event will go towards the planned Orange Township Veterans Memorial that will be erected on the corner of Orange Rd and South Old State behind the old Town Hall.

Flag Teams and Call to Veterans

Flag Teams
We are looking for teams of a minimum of 5 to carry a flag during the run (walk distance does not apply). Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and POW MIA.

Call to Veterans
If you’re a veteran or family member of a veteran and just want to cheer the runners along, please join us.

Donations

If you are unable to attend the run and would like to donate, you may in any increment you would like with the following options. Donate on the registration site or through the Delaware County Foundation (click on the “Click to Give” button, then scroll down to select Orange Township Veterans Memorial.) A special fund has been established with the Delaware County Foundation, a non-profit community foundation that will manage all donations. You may also send a check, payable to the Delaware County Foundation: EIN #31-1450786. Please note Orange Township Veterans Memorial in the memo line of the check. Gifts should be mailed to Delaware County Foundation, 3954 N. Hampton Dr. Powell, OH 43065.

Veterans Memorial

The goal is to make the memorial unique with local input. The memorial itself was designed by a former Olentangy Orange High School Student, Amelia Dewey. Matt Croghar and Kyle Benecke, also local Olentangy Orange High School Students, came up with the theme “Heroes Not Forgotten.”

Ways to Participate & Register

You can select from different particiation levels. There is the 1 Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, 5K Flag Carry Team, or purchase a T-Short only. For more inforation, CLICK HERE

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OC REPORTS
News and Updates

Find out about upcoming events, programs and meetings in our community right here on Orange Celebration! From parades to fireworks, sports events to movies in the park, from sledding snow covered hills to exchanging business ideas,  Also discover links to valuable resources for your health and welfare.  Orange Township has many activities and resources, and OrangeCelebration.com is here to help! 


IN THE NEWS!


NOTICE OF HYDRANT FLUSHING


Beginning October 9th Orange Township Fire Department will be conducting hydrant flushing during the daylight hours. Some discolorations in the water may occur. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call (740) 548-6346 if you have any further questions.

 

On October 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 30th the following areas will be affected.

- Areas South of Orange Rd., West of Columbus Pike.

- Areas West of the railroad tracks, South of Powell Rd.

- Areas East of the railroad tracks, South of Orange Rd., West of S. Old State.

- Areas East of S. Old State, South of Lewis Center Rd., West of Bale Keynon, North of Orange Rd.

 

On October 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 28th, 31st the following areas will be affected.

- Areas North of Orange Rd. & West of Columbus Pike.

- Areas North of Lewis Center Rd. & West of the railroad tracks.

- Areas East of I-71 & areas adjacent to Bale Kenyon.

- Areas East of the railroad tracks, North of Orange Rd., West of S. Old State, South of Lewis Center Rd.


On October 11th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 29th May the following areas will be affected.

- Areas North of Powell Rd., East of Columbus Pike, South of Lewis Center Rd., West of the railroad tracks.

- Areas East of the railroad tracks & North of Lewis Center Rd.

- Areas East of S. Old State, South of Powell Rd, West of I-71.


NEW!  Listen to Ohio's Best Classic Hits while browsing OrangeCelebration.com! Click on the 98.5FM button at the top right of your screen (desktop) or bottom of menu on mobile devices, and enjoy WINF, Community Radio for Delaware, Ohio. Each weekday, WINF features a great mix of great music from the 70′s, 80′s 90′s and today! It’s the perfect blend of music to listen to anywhere—–home or office… and it’s all family-friendly!  The streaming of WINF on the OC website is provided as a complement of our service, and OC is not affiliated with WINF.  For further information on WINF and it's programs, please access their WEBSITE.


9/23/17: Delaware County Engineer Public Meeting - Lewis Center Road and North Road Improvements.  The Delaware County Engineer's Office would like to invite you to an informational meeting regarding planned improvements to Lewis Center Road and North Road in Lewis Center. The County Engineer is planning to make improvements to Lewis Center Road including widening from the High School entrance to the railroad, and on North Road from Lewis Center Road to North Farms. The project is also planned to include a modern roundabout at the intersection. Maps and other information will be available for your review. The meeting will be held:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Lewis Center United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall); 1081 Lewis Center Road,

Lewis Center, OH 43035


9/20/17: PLANNING ORANGE: 2017 PLAN UPDATE - Survey is now available.  ACCESS HERE


A BIG THANK YOU to TARANTO'S PIZZERIA as our newest SUPPORTER of OrangeCelebration.com!  We would also like to recognize AmeriHealth, Darlene Schaefer of CRT Realtors and The Inn At Olentangy Trail for recently renewing as Supporters of OrangeCelebration.com.  Their support and continued belief in what we are doing is helping us continue to grow!  We are deeply grateful for your support!  Want to be a SUPPORTER? Find out more!


Summer 2017 OEF Grants Awarded. Find out who received grants from the Olentangy Education Foundation for this year. LEARN MORE


Delaware County - Outdoor Warning Sirens

Effective August 2, 2017, Delaware County will begin testing the outdoor warning siren system the first Wednesday of each month at 12:01 p.m. This will replace the previous testing time of the first Saturday of each month at noon. The change from Saturday to Wednesday is to better align with nearby jurisdictions. If there is a threat of severe weather, the test will be cancelled to avoid confusion.


Sirens that will participate in the monthly test are located in Alum Creek and Delaware State Parks, the City of Delaware, Genoa Township, and the Villages of Ashley and Sunbury. Sirens located in Scioto Township/Ostrander and the Village of Galena are expected to join the system in the near future. The outdoor warning siren system is designed to alert residents for tornado warnings and other emergency notifications as needed by local public safety officials. During a tornado warning, sirens will sound for three minutes, every ten minutes, until the warning is allowed to expire.


Activation of the outdoor warning sirens shall occur under the following conditions:

1.) A tornado warning is issued for any part of Delaware County by the National Weather Service;

2.) A tornado or funnel cloud is sighted by public safety personnel or;

3.) Other large scale emergencies, such as an imminent dam failure, etc.


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


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


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


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 >



 


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


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

• vandalism

• 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.


DCDL AWARDS STAFF FAVORITES FOR STUDENT ART - County Students Participated in Library Art Show in Conjunction with Delaware Arts Festival, held on May 20-21, 2017.  SEE WINNERS HERE


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 


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!   


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 part of our family-friendly service? Find Out 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.  


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


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


ROAD CLOSURES & WORK 


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

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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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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