Delaware County Home Sales

It was another busy week in the Delaware County Ohio real estate market with 97 valid sales taking place and accounting for nearly $28 million in transfers.

Delaware (27) and Lewis Center (20) are common communities in the top-three however Westerville was finishing up the month strong with 15 units.

Sales only include transfers that are marked as “valid sales” by the Delaware County Auditor’s office.

Delaware County Homes Sale Statistics

August 24-30, 2015

City Units Amount Average
Ashley 1 $75,500 $75,500
Centerburg 2 $460,400 $230,200
Columbus 1 $186,700 $186,700
Delaware 27 $6,444,480 $238,684
Dublin 2 $755,000 $377,500
Galena 8 $3,026,363 $378,295
Johnstown 1 $75,000 $75,000
Lewis Center 20 $5,560,915 $278,046
Ostrander 1 $248,000 $248,000
Powell 11 $4,162,973 $378,452
Sunbury 8 $1,926,066 $240,758
Westerville 15 $5,049,197 $336,613
Total 97 $27,970,594 $288,356.64

Click on the community name to get a listing of homes sold in that community during the past week.

Several Delaware Locations Prepared to Take Back Prescription Drugs

Several area police agencies will collect prescription drugs for safe disposal during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drug take-back events are intended to prevent abuse or misuse of prescription drugs no longer needed by their owners. Keep Delaware County Beautiful, the local recycling and litter prevention program, and the Delaware General Health District encourage residents to take advantage of these opportunities to dispose of drugs in an environmentally safe way. Flushing drugs down the drain can pollute water resources and should not be done.

Drug Take-Back sites in and near Delaware County participating in the Sept. 29 event include:

Take Back Prescription Drugs, Delaware, Ohio
Several Delaware County area locations will be taking part in the annual prescription drug take back program throughout the greater Delaware, County area on Saturday.
  • The Powell Police Department, 47 Hall St., Powell 43065.
  • The Kroger parking lot at 7100 Hospital Drive, Dublin 43016 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • The Kroger parking lot at 55 W. Shrock Road, Westerville 43081 (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office).
  • Foster’s Pharmacy parking lot, 4584 Columbus St., Centerburg 43011 (Metrich Drug Task Force).
  • The Union County Sheriff’s Office, 221 W. Fifth St., Marysville 43040.
  • Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081 (Westerville Police Department).
  • The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, 101 Home Road, Mount Gilead 43338.
  • The Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St., Marion 43302 (Marion Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office).

Additional information about the National Take-Back Initiative is available online or by phoning 1-800-882-9539. Additional information about safe disposal of drugs is available online.


Forbes' Taps Delaware School Among Area Tops

Ohio Wesleyan University, Richard Ross Museium, Delaware, Ohio
[/media-credit] Forbes Magazine has placed Delaware Ohio’s Ohio Wesleyan University among its top University’s in a recent magazine poll. (photo from

Forbes recently came out with its list of top American colleges and as expected Delaware, Ohio’s Ohio Wesleyan University was among the elite.

OWU ranked third in Central Ohio – one spot better than “The” Ohio State University – and 170th in the Nation overall. The Bishops trailed only North Coast Athletic Conference foes’ Kenyon (1st in central Ohio, 39th Nationally) and Denison (2nd and 102nd respectfully). There are more than fifty colleges in the greater Central Ohio area – including Otterbein, which was sixth in Central Ohio, and sits just south of the Delaware County Line in Westerville, Ohio.

Congratulations to those from Sanborn Hall to Selby Field and every space in between.

Mosquito Fogging Announced in Four Delaware County Communities

The Delaware General Health District will fog to kill mosquitoes in four Delaware County communities starting early next week.

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito traps set in the City of Delaware, Orange Township, Genoa Township, and near the Village of Shawnee Hills.

Delaware County Mosquito Spraying
[/media-credit] Delaware County General Health District has announced mosquito spraying in four communities in the coming weeks. (art by Zoran Ozetsky, stock.xchng)

Starting Monday evening, July 30, fogging is planned in:

  • The entire Village of Shawnee Hills
  • Orange Township in the area bounded by the railroad tracks on the west, Lewis Center Road on the north, I-71 on the east, and East Powell Road on the south, plus the hamlet of Lewis Center.

Later next week, fogging will commence in:

  • Genoa Township in the area bounded by State Route 3 on the west, Lewis Center Road on the north, Sunbury Road on the east, and Maxtown Road on the south.

After that – possibly not until the week of August 6 – fogging will commence in:

  • The entire City of Delaware.

Fog is sprayed from marked white Delaware General Health District pickup trucks with yellow beacons.

Crews will place signs advising residents in the fogging zones while the work is taking place. Any residents who do not want fogging done on their property can call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and ask to be placed on the No-Fog List.

Fogging will not proceed if the weather is windy or rainy. Updated fogging plans will be announced on and the Health District Information line, 740-203-2015.

The Health District’s Residential Services Unit sets mosquito traps nightly at several Delaware County locations to monitor for West Nile virus. Mosquitoes caught in the traps are tested at the Ohio Department of Health laboratory.

All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters, and other places where it can collect.

Avoid going outdoors early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you go out, wear light-colored long-sleeved clothing and mosquito repellant. Repellants with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus are recommended for application on bare skin and clothing.

Westerville Ohio Home to Nation's First Death Cafe

Death is often seen only in the most negative of times. However, a Death Cafe have begun popping up around London and Westerville, Ohio.

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According to its Web site, the goal is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.

What an amazing concept and one that is obviously working with Lizzy Miles. Her first session is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, is full; her second session scheduled for Thursday, August 23, is already filling up.

The objective of a Death Café is to have a safe place where people get together to talk about death and have tea and delicious food. If you want to attend e-mail lizzymiles [at] with “Death Café RSVP” in the subject line. Please give your full name and why you’re interested in attending the Death Cafe. Upon your RSVP being processed the location will be sent to you.