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Thanks to North Orange Family Dentistry for being our Primary Sponsor of OrangeCelebration.com – North Orange Family Dentistry delivers Advanced Family Care in beautiful Lewis Center, Ohio.   LEARN MORE

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.

Check out local news and special announcements. Road closures, special services, plus much more


From country to rock, Orange Township has you covered. Listen and dance to local musicians, up and raising stars

Teen Anime Club, February 21, Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library


Need to expand your network?  Link up with local businesses or social clubs through our local directory

Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business in Delaware County


OCES Winter Carnival

Oak Creek Elementary School Winter Carnival, Saturday, February 24, 11am - 2pm, Oak Creek Elementary School - Join us for the Torch Relay and Opening Ceremony at 11:00 am. Carnival games, balloon artist, fortune teller, bounce house, obstacle course and selfie booths! Raffle prizes! 20+ Homeroom Theme Baskets! Pre-sale tickets and raffle tickets available.

Grow Your Business in Orange Township

Starting or expanding your business?  Discover resources, contacts, how-to information, plus much more on our OPEN Orange Township page.   

We'll notify you by email of important announcements, events and activities in Orange Township. No Spam! Your email is not shared!  Opt out any time. BE INFORMED!

BE NOTIFIED OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Vote Now: Columbus Parent’s Family Faves

Where is your family’s go-to place for dinner? What’s the best bookstore for kids? Which festival is your favorite? We want to know!  Also, you can write in your favorite places if not listed (like I did for many of my favorite Orange Township places. Voting closes February 26th, so vote now! 

Heroes Not Forgotten 5K 
Fundraiser to Honor our Veterans

Even though this event has ended for this year, you can still donate to honor our veterans.  Click on 'Donations' above for information.  Orange Township Veterans Memorial will be erected on the corner of Orange Rd and South Old State behind the old Town Hall. Thank you for caring!

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

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!


THANK YOU! - a BIG shout out to the Orange Branch - Delaware County District Library and  EyeShop Optical for renewing their sponsorships. These awesome organizations are helping to keep us online and allowing us to continue to provide information and resources to our community. We are truly grateful!  If you would like to join these organizations in helping us help you, please become a Supporter today! 


If you've noticed the cost of your trash pick-up went up, Orange township trustees voted Aug. 7 to accept Rumpke Waste and Recycling’s bid, which will cost residents $15.39 per month for curbside trash and recycling. That’s about $2 per month higher than a similar contract they’ve had for the past three years.  LEARN MORE


INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR'S ORANGE TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS HOUSE DECORATION CONTEST - 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.  


Library To Unveil New Bookmobile Friday, January 5 - After 16 years of use and 106,000 miles, the current Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Bookmobile will retire and a new Bookmobile will join the DCDL family. The Bookmobile, part of the award-winning Community & Family Outreach Services Department will have an official ribbon cutting on First Friday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. outside the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce offices. After a brief ceremony, the Bookmobile will be open for the public to tour throughout the evening until 9:00 p.m. LEARN MORE


Special Gratitude to North Orange Family Dentistry for renewing as our Primary Supporter for the 2018 year!  Dr. Kyle Bogan is a dedicated supporter of the Orange Township community. As a true Buckeye, Dr. Bogan had the privilege of playing the sousaphone and dotting the "i" with The Ohio State University Marching Band while pursuing his Chemistry degree at The Ohio State University.  LEARN MORE


Orange Township Fall 2017 Newsletter - If you missed it, Read It Here  


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.


NEW!  We've added a local HOTELS 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


NEW!  Be Informed about upcoming Events and Activities in Orange Township via our BE NOTIFIED email service.  We do not spam or release your email address to anyone else. Opt out any time you want. BE NOTIFIED!


A BIG THANK YOU to TARANTO'S PIZZERIA as our newest SUPPORTER of OrangeCelebration.com!  We would also like to recognize GymGuyz, 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 and accomplish greater goals!  We are deeply grateful for your support!  Want to be a SUPPORTER? Find out 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, 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


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

2018 Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 7:00pm.  Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. 


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


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 >


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


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 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 believing in us! Want to help support our free, 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!


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

Looking for something to do in our community? Check back often for special features, new services, updates and listings - and stay informed about Orange Township. This free service is made available through our sponsors. Want to become part of our service as a SPONSOR and received positive exposure? Send us your information on our contact page and someone will get back to you asap! 

Does your organization have an event or activity coming up in our community you would like to share with the public? Do you have a club or special interest group with regular meetings? Simply send us your information so we can list it for FREE on our website and social media sites. To get started click here.

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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