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Two Million Dollar Houses Top Sales

Two Million Dollar Houses Top Sales

Delaware County had two homes sell for more than $1 million this past week.

Builder Romenelli & Hughes paid $2,479,500 for the 1/4 acre lot located at 9559 Fair Oaks Drive in Powell. The development is also site of the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes this fall and is part of the former Shamrock Golf Club along Powell Road just west of Sawmill Parkway.

1685 Hardin Lane is a 4-bedroom, 5-1/2 bathroom home with 4,568 square feet and situated on 8.13 acres in rural Powell that sold for $1,275,000. The property went through foreclosure in 2014 and sold for $585,000 and then to FDT Group in April 2015 for $622,000. Not a bad return on the investment.

Delaware County’s Top Five Residential Transfers

  1. $2,479,500; 9559 Fair Oaks Drive, Powell.
  2. $1,275,000; 1685 Hardin Lane, Powell.
  3. $675,000; 8341 Whispher Trace, Delaware
  4. $632,900; 1589 Kearney Way, Delaware
  5. $689,900; 4444 North Hampton, Dublin

We omitted a transfer for 131 Joy Avenue in Delaware that was listed for $765,000. However that would be greatly out of line for that area and we are assuming a recording error in that situation.

Buckeye Valley only County School to Earn Prestigious Honor

Buckeye Valley only County School to Earn Prestigious Honor

Buckeye Valley Local Schools is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the fifth-Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Buckeye Valley honored for advanced placement
Buckeye Valley only Delaware County school included on AP District Honor Roll.

BV is the only Delaware County school and joins Dublin City Schools and Worthington Schools as the only central Ohio districts. Inclusion on the fifth Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2012 to 2014, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
  • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, Buckeye Valley Local Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

The district continues to identify instructional models and courses that provide a menu of options for students looking to advance their coursework beyond the traditional offerings.

For a complete list of honorees visit here.

The Week in Delaware County Real Estate

The Week in Delaware County Real Estate

Delaware County was another hot-bed of real estate activity last week with 179 total properties transfering – including 100 valid sales – for an average of $321,177.

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Top Five Real Estate Transfers Last Week

  1. $1,600,000, 3384 East Powell Road, Lewis Center, 599 – Other Residential
  2. $930,000, 3499 Market Street, Powell, 430 – Restaurant; Cafeteria
  3. $890,900, 1424 Kearney Way, Delaware, 500 – Residential vacant land
  4. $838,339, 5511 Via Alvito Drive, Westerville, 500 – Residential vacant land
  5. $775,000, 0 Tillinghast Drive, Dublin, 510 – Single family dwelling

Top Delaware County Sales by City

  • Ashley (1) – 9307 Smith, $219,500
  • Columbus (1) – 1561 Sarin Street, $162,000
  • Delaware (22) – 1424 Kearney Way, $890,900
  • Dublin (2) – 0 Tillinghast Drive, $775,000
  • Galena (7) – 5036 Normandy, $409,000
  • Lewis Center (21) – 3384 East Powell Road, $1,600,000
  • Ostrander (1) – 0 Penn Road, $179,000
  • Powell (20) – 3499 Market Street, $930,000
  • Radnor (1) – 2390 Penry Road, $297,500
  • Sunbury (7) – 4693 State Route 61, $582,450
  • Westerville (18) – 5511 Via Alvito Drive, $848,339
110 Homes Sell in Delaware Last Week

110 Homes Sell in Delaware Last Week

The Delaware County real estate market took a nice step forward during the week of June 2-8 with 179 total transfers occurring and more than 61 percent of them being valid sales.

The average sales price for valid sales was $299,653.

Top Five Delaware County Sales (June 2-8)

  1. $670,000. 5585 Kilbannon Court, Dublin; single-family residence.
  2. $635,000. 1928 Loch Lomand, Powell; single-family residence.
  3. $634,000. 5288 Ananndale Court, Westerville; single-family residence.
  4. $618,000. 8558 Gossling Way, Powell; residential vacant land.
  5. $573,000. 5292 Slater Ridge, Westerville; other residential structure.

This is one of the first-times since that I’ve been looking at these numbers that all five were residential transactions, with the fourth sale being a new build from Compass Homes.

Delaware Real Estate Transactions This Week

Delaware Real Estate Transactions This Week

For the Week of May 26 – June 2, 2014

Total transactions for the week were down, in large part because of Memorial Day holiday and the delay in filing end-of-the-month transfers. From discussion with area agents I would expect to a strong increase in total sales next week.

Delaware County Sales Stats (May 26-June 2)

Total Sales Valid Pct Valid Avg. Price Low High
113 63 44.2% $292,168 $0.00 $750,000
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The highest valid transfer was the purchase of 1290 US 42 North – the Nextel building – for $750,000. The property was purchased by Route 42 LLC which includes Gina Grote, William Cashman, and Billy Kilgore according to state filing information.

Top Five Sales Last Week

  1. $750,000. 1290 U.S. Highway 42, Delaware, Other Retail.
  2. $695,000. 1069 Elderberry Loop, Delaware, Single-Family Residence.
  3. $660,000. 10716 Campden Lakes Boulevard, Dublin, Single-Family Residence.
  4. $515,000. 5033 Glenaire Drive, Dublin, Single-Family Residence.
  5. $505,000. 1027 Cattail Cove, Delaware, Vacant Residential Land.

The single-family residential market in Southern Delaware County up to basically a line at State Route 36 and Union County to Sunbury and then State Route 37 to the East County line has shown solid signs of improvement however areas north of the line continue to lag behind.

Delaware County Top Five Transactions Last Week

Delaware County Top Five Transactions Last Week

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More than $19,000,000 in real estate changed hands — at least legally — in Delaware County last week according to the Delaware County Auditor’s report.

When looking at just valid sales in the County last week 52 properties were exchanged with an average value of $301,101 per transaction.

  1. $691,900. 10697 Preston Way, Powell, single-family home.
  2. $690,000. 1420 Bean-Oller Drive, Delaware, single-family home.
  3. $632,500. 6460 Mahogany Drive, Galena, residential vacant land.
  4. $600,000. Hollenbeck Road, Lewis Center, residential unplatted 0-09.99 acres. Not a valid sale
  5. $570,000. 5475 Sheffield Drive, Powell, single-family home.

A valid sale is when the home is transferred between two owners in what is known as an “arm-length” transaction.

Top 5 Delaware Real Estate Transfers April 1-7

Top 5 Delaware Real Estate Transfers April 1-7

Top Five Real Estate Transfers

Delaware County, March 31 – April 6
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  • $1,944,722. 1309 Starbright Crossing, Columbus. Commercial Land.
  • $1,733,640. 8990 Cobalt Moon Crossing, Columbus. Commercial Vacant Land.
  • $1,193,000. 7699 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center. Mini storage warehouse.
  • $1,060,000. 8570 Tartan Fields Drive, Dublin. Single-family residence.
  • $958,500. 8933 Quantum Square Drive, Dublin. Single-family residence

Overall a nice week in Delaware, Ohio. Abbreviated report, my apologies, I’ll make it up next week with something really cool and insightful.

President’s Cup Plaza in Dublin Dedication Thursday

President’s Cup Plaza in Dublin Dedication Thursday

City of Dublin Ohio dedicate upper plaza of BriHi Square Thursday.
Dublin, Ohio, will dedicate the upper plaza of BriHi Square as The Presidents Cup Plaza this Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m. [photo courtesy of City of Dublin]
Join the City of Dublin for the dedication of the upper plaza of BriHi Square as The Presidents Cup Plaza this Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m. in historic downtown Dublin, Ohio.

The Plaza is in honor of the PGA Tour’s The President’s Cup which will bring the best from Europe to compete against the United State’s best on October 1-6 at Muirfield Golf Course in beautiful Dublin.

In addition to remarks by Mayor Tim Lecklider and tournament officials, there will be a presentation of City-commissioned artwork, the “Playing Through” street piano, and a performance by the Dublin Singers.

The program will conclude at 7 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres from Tucci’s, Mezzo and Party Panache.

For more information check out the City of Dublin’s page.

Source: City of Dublin public relations office

Values Up 39% in Delaware County Since December

Values Up 39% in Delaware County Since December

Real estate values in Delaware County have sky-rocked 39 percent since December, but the number of transfers are down 28 percent since the end of June.

Yeah, it was that kind of week in Delaware County for this week’s real estate review.

Since the beginning of December 2012, value on four-week averages on real estate transfers in Delaware County Ohio are up 39 percent. [Toby Boyce / delawareohrealestate.com]
Since the beginning of December 2012, value on four-week averages on real estate transfers in Delaware County Ohio are up 39 percent. [Toby Boyce / delawareohrealestate.com]
 Last week the Delaware County Auditor reported 207 transfers, which is the third-highest total of the year, for only $38,071,110 in value transferred. So a lot of the transfers were “no value” transfers which is to be expected with the scare in interest rates experienced the last month.

Values on the four-week average slipped by .07 percent to $223,424.56 per unit transferred last week. However, since the beginning of December the average transfer value is up 39% in Delaware County. Transfer value is a four-week average of the overall dollars transferred each week per the auditor divided by the total number of transfers recorded.

Volume of transfers peaked at a four-week average 190.5 units during the week ending June 30. Since then it is off nearly 6 percent even with this weeks large number. But with the end of July to be reported in early August numbers, expect the trend to return to near 200 unit levels.

Two big commercial deals highlighted the market this week with Professional Investments of America, a Pennsylvania company, paying $950,000 for the Burger King location on South Sandusky Street and Blue Dog LLC purchasing the former Elks Lodge for $740,000 on West William Street.

Top Five Owner-Occupied Transfers

  1. $739,900 – Rosalind Boulevard, Powell
  2. $610,000 – Nyah Court, Lewis Center
  3. $610,000 – Archer Street, Dublin
  4. $602,600 – Salem Drive, Westerville
  5. $566,964 – Campbell Lane, Dublin

There has been a lot of talk nationally about July slowing down and we are seeing some signs of it locally but not a lot.

Meanwhile Back at the MLS …

According to the Columbus Realtors Multiple Listing Service there are currently 1,285 active listings in Delaware County across all categories ranging in price from $0 to $6,103,800. With the average price of a Delaware County listing hovering at $370,504 and having been on the market for 191 days.

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Blue Dog LLC has purchased the former Elks Lodge on West William Street in Delaware, Ohio. [Google.com]
But when it comes to sales, July is showing that national trend knows a lot more than we’d like to believe. Four-week average sale price of a property in Delaware County was $298,990.75 on the week ending July 7 but has fallen nearly 4 percent since then to $288,520.

Maybe the number I’m watching the most is the four-week average sales in Delaware County. The year’s high-water mark for four-week average sales was 95.8 on the week-ending June 30, but it has plummeted 28.5 percent to only 68.3 units this week.

What Does This Mean?

Honestly, I don’t know. There are lots of “excuses” for the numbers or “signs” of the fall depending on where you sit on the fence. The keys are this:

  • Independence Day week only saw 43 houses close. That’s going to kill a 4-week average, I don’t care who you are.
  • Prices are going up in southern Delaware County and Delaware city. Have the buyers gone to other areas to purchase? Is the allure of Delaware eroding?
  • Good well-priced homes are still selling quickly. But what is the definition of well-priced to the buyer or the seller?
  • Interest rates are going to go up from where they are now. But will the buyers be willing to pay more for interest AND a home’s value or will they move to an area where the average home value isn’t $200,000?

I don’t have the answer to these questions but they are going to play out very quickly in front of us. The next three days should make a big difference on the units sold front and am curious to see if we are beginning to see “normal” and don’t know how to identify.

I got my license right when the recession kicked off, so I admit I don’t know what a “normal” real estate cycle month looks like.

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Prices Increase 9%, 43% in First Five Months in Delaware County Ohio

Prices Increase 9%, 43% in First Five Months in Delaware County Ohio

The This Week in Delaware County Real Estate has been on hiatus as I’ve been busy working — hey gotta sell some houses baby — and also trying to figure out this market and boy is it full of bulls and bears.

Comparison of Delaware County prices between MLS and Delaware County Auditor
Four-week average price of property transferred in Delaware County, Ohio, on the Columbus/Central Ohio Multiple Listing Service and Delaware County Auditor. (Toby Boyce)

I love talking real estate and when I talk with the everyday “Joe” and “Jill” they can see where I’m coming from when I voice my concerns for saying, “the market’s back … buy, buy, buy.” My basic points are simple and (I think) valid:

  1. A “hot” market doesn’t necessarily mean a healthy market. Pretty simple idea right, just because everybody else is buying a house with no-money down and 120% mortgage means it’s a good idea right. That thinking is what got us in trouble the first time around.
  2. The state of the economy. A year ago everything was horrible with the economy, now it is okay. What’s happened? Things are a little better – but the biggest piece of that appears to be a resurgence in the housing market. Is this a paper run up?

I don’t have the answers, I admit if I did I’d be teaching this stuff rather than trying to sell houses. The point is simple – be honest with yourself and don’t buy into the hype from someone else on why you are buying or selling your home.

Do you want or need to buy or sell your home? Then do it. Period. It’s that simple in my mind. Don’t let some real estate agent or mortgage officer tell you what’s best for you – let them help you find out your options certainly – but don’t allow them to make up your mind.

Well, off my soapbox and let’s talk about This Week in Delaware County Real Estate for June 10, 2013.

Prices Increase 48%, 9% in First Five Months

As we are heading into the middle of the year it is always interesting to see how much of a change we are actually seeing on a weekly basis. Based on the chart at right you can see that the four-week rolling average on the sold listings have been much more consistent from the Columbus/Central Ohio Multiple Listing service than those reported from the Delaware County Auditor’s site – and more valuable as well.

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Dublin Debating Future Interchange at 270/33

Dublin Debating Future Interchange at 270/33

The Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Dublin are seeking public feedback regarding the I-270/US 33 Interchange solution.

I-270 at US 33 Map Dublin Ohio
Ohio Department of Transportation recommended alternative for Phase I at the I-270 / US 33 interchange in Dublin, Ohio. [City of Dublin]
On Thursday, May 16, ODOT unveiled the $91 million Phase I solution, the first of its kind in the State of Ohio. Phase 1 will eliminate the current interchange’s weaving movements which create the majority of traffic conflicts. Phase 1 is slated to begin in late 2014 and be completed in 2016.

Comment cards and displays showing the “recommended alternative” are available for public viewing now through May 24 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. In addition, you can participate in the online public meeting and complete the survey. Online access also is available at the Dublin Recreation Center computer lab. The powerpoint presentation with all the different phases is also available on ODOT District Six’s Web site.

For more information contact City of Dublin Community Relations at 614.410.4450. The Dublin Recreation Center is located at 5400 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.

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Chicago to Perform at Dublin Independence Day Celebration

Chicago to Perform at Dublin Independence Day Celebration

Chicago to perform at Dublin, Ohio, Independence Day celebration. [submitted]
Chicago to perform at Dublin, Ohio, Independence Day celebration. [submitted]
Eight-time multi-platinum band, Chicago, will headline Dublin’s Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, at the Dublin Coffman High School stadium. This year’s theme is “Color My World … Red, White and Blue”.

Dublin residents may purchase reserved on-field tables on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 a.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Reserved tables of ten on the field are available for $100. Proof of City of Dublin residency is required with a limit of two tables per household.

For more information, please visit www.DublinOhioUSA.gov.

Delaware Real Estate Continues to Slide Further into Winter

Delaware Real Estate Continues to Slide Further into Winter

This Week in Real Estate: January 21-27

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If last week’s real estate numbers in Delaware County were a lamb, then this week is … well … lambchop?

Only 63 property’s transferred in Delaware County last — the lowest in the 12 weeks we’ve been tracking here at DelawareOHRealEstate.com — exactly one-half of the units that transferred last week. The four-week rolling average slid to only 116 properties from 120 last week.

The $8,023,272 in volume is nearly 48 percent below the four-week rolling average of $16,893,493.50. The rolling average slid 7.19 percent this week and is down 52 percent from its high in mid-December.

The four-week rolling average per parcel continues to fall, dropping another 6.31 percent this week, to just under $142,000.

City By City Break Down of Transfers in Delaware County

Community Nu. (Valid) Paid Tax Amt.
Ashley – (-)
Columbus 2 (1) $198,000 $358,700
Delaware 20 (3) $510,808 $3,100,600
Dublin 1 (0) $0 $136,000
Galena 1 (1) $212,000 $198,000
Lewis Center 6 (1) $614,800 $1,554,800
Marengo – (-) $- $-
Ostrander – (-) $- $-
Powell 13 (7) $2,938,065 $2,915,050
Richwood – (-) $- $-
Sunbury 4 (3) $744,000 $682,900
Westerville 17 (8) $2,805,599 $4,491,400

As to the drop in the number of actual transfers the only thing I can guess is that it goes hand-in-hand with the Holiday season. People were focusing on friends and family this time in December and not on buying homes.

I would expect we’ll see the four-week rolling averages begin to trend upward in two weeks after we get past the first of February.

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2013 Continues to Come In Like a Lamb in Delaware County

2013 Continues to Come In Like a Lamb in Delaware County

All the prognosticators have 2013 as the “Year of Real Estate” however in Delaware County Ohio it appears to be coming in like a lamb.

Transfers are starting slow in Delaware County Ohio.
Delaware (Ohio) County transfers are starting slow in 2013 compared to how they ended 2012.

There were 126 property transfers in Delaware County from January 14 – 20 with a transferred volume of only $12,941,843 or at least 11-week low of $102,713 per transfer.

The Four-Week Rolling Average for transfers reached a 7-week low when it dropped to 120 units this week down 4.38% from last week. However, the four-week rolling average on volume reached a low since, Ohio Home Team and Toby Boyce began tracking these statistics last November at only $18,108,504.50 down 17.87 percent from the previous week.

The extreme drop in volume is easily shown by the drastic increase in the number of non-valid sales that occurred this week with 61.9 percent of the transfers being not-valid sales. Only nine of those 77 transfers had any value at all associated with the parcels being transferred which drags down the overall value.

City By City Break Down of Transfers in Delaware County

Community Nu. (Valid) Paid Tax Amt.
Ashley 1 (1) $101,750 $88,700
Columbus 2 (0) $0 $18,667,200
Delaware 36 (17) $4,073,805 $4,831,500
Dublin 4 (1) $450,000 $1,612,100
Galena 5 (4) $882,188 $917,900
Lewis Center 16 (9) $2,767,412 $3,165,700
Marengo 1 (0) $0 $46,100
Ostrander 7 (1) $27,000 $1,277,200
Powell 22 (6) $2,288,560 $6,368,700
Richwood 1 (0) $0 $2,400
Sunbury 11 (3) $506,740 $1,414,100
Westerville 21 (7) $1,844,381 $5,990,400

As to the drop in the number of actual transfers the only thing I can guess is that it goes hand-in-hand with the Holiday season. People were focusing on friends and family this time in December and not on buying homes.

I would expect we’ll see the four-week rolling averages begin to trend upward in two weeks after we get past the first of February.

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Dublin Hosting Exclusive Football Camps

Dublin Hosting Exclusive Football Camps

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau announced to Dublin City Council last night that it has secured the 2013 Football University Top Gun Camp – an invitation-only camp attracting the top 1,500 prep and youth football players from across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

The event will be held at Jerome High School July 18-24, 2013, and will generate an estimated 5,000 room nights – one of the largest events to ever be held in Dublin.

Dublin will also be hosting Football University’s 2013 Ohio regional camp, which will be held at Dublin Scioto High School on June 7-9, 2013. The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau led the effort with the City of Dublin, Dublin City Schools and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine to attract and host the events.

“We are pleased that All American Games chose Dublin as the site for its upcoming Football University camps,” said Tim Lecklider, Dublin Mayor. “It will be exciting for the City of Dublin to host these prestigious events that will generate millions of dollars for the local economy while showcasing our great City.”

The City of Dublin will also host international travelers from across the world for the Presidents Cup on October 1-6, 2013.

Dublin to Light Christmas Tree November 29

Dublin to Light Christmas Tree November 29

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 29 in front of Indian Run Elementary, 80 W. Bridge Street. This year’s 25-foot tree was planted at the new site to replace the tree that was damaged during the June 29th storm.

This festive evening, which is free and open to the public, will include a visit from Santa Claus and his live reindeer, musical performances from Indian Run and Wyandott Elementary school students, hot chocolate and pizza from Late Night Slice food truck.

And in the spirit of holiday giving, the City is accepting donations of children’s winter gloves that will benefit local families in need through Welcome Warehouse.

After the Tree Lighting, the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 75 N. High Street, will host cookies with Santa from 7-8 p.m. sponsored by the Historic Dublin Business Association.

Several Delaware Locations Prepared to Take Back Prescription Drugs

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.

 

Additional Mosquito Spraying Scheduled in Dublin

Additional Mosquito Spraying Scheduled in Dublin

Mosquito traps set weekly throughout Franklin County found more positive West Nile virus in the east section of Dublin, Ohio.

In order to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes, Franklin County Public Health will be spraying the east and north sections of Dublin on Tuesday, August 28, – weather permitting – at 8:30 p.m. The north area was scheduled for spraying on August 21 but was not sprayed due to improper sign notification.

For more information on mosquitoes, safety tips during spraying and the West Nile Virus visit www.DublinOhioUSA.gov/mosquito or www.myfcph.org. Residents can also call (614) 525-BITE (2483) to report problem areas in their community.

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Squatters Taking Possession of Bank-Owned Homes

Squatters Taking Possession of Bank-Owned Homes

“We Just Found a Legal Way to Make Millions”

Shawn Pendegraft thought he’d found east street on his way to make millions — taking over foreclosed homes in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.

Pendegraft and five accomplices would set-up trusts and use them to file deeds on properties in the $800,000 price range. They then filed $1.2 million in fake liens against the homes and moved into at least one of the homes. ABC-11 in Charlotte gives the rest of the account.

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That’s North Carolina Can It Happen Here?

Well, squatters moving into the homes isn’t a new thing and “Cousin Eddy” highlighted that squatters weren’t just in run-down communities. For those that forget, Randy Quaid – “Cousin Eddy” of National Lampoon fame – and his wife were arrested for trespassing after being found squatting on their foreclosed mansion.

But could squatters actually claim ownership of the home in Ohio? Toby asked that question to several local auditors and the response was chirping crickets. The short answer is “I don’t think so, but considering that no one responded I’m not sure.”

Umm … Okay, so Why Do You Say That?

Okay, Ohio is a court-ordered foreclosure state which makes it much harder for anyone to claim or prove ownership of a home.

What Can We Do?

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Was that home next door taken over by squatters in Delaware County?

The biggest thing that can be done is to keep your eyes and ears open. If something looks strange take a second to call the local police department’s non-emergency number.

Be on the look out for:

  • Same car visiting over and over
  • U-hauls or trucks being parked at the lcoatino for an extensive amount of time
  • Items being removed or added to the property.

Of course there are numberous other signs of “foul play” when it comes to these situations. But a strong neighborhood can help thwart crooks from the start.

Dublin’s Household Hazardous Waste Event This Saturday

Dublin’s Household Hazardous Waste Event This Saturday

Dublin, Ohio’s Household Hazardous Waste eventwill be held from 8 a.m. unil 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Ashland Inc.

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  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) will be collecting all household hazardous waste except latex/water base paint.
  • Operation Feed will be collecting canned food items and monetary donations.
  • AMVETS will be collecting clothing (men, women and children), shoes (no boots), all bedding items (no mattresses), draperies and curtains, housewares and glassware, linens, and radios and other small appliances.
  • Possitivity also will be at Household Hazardous Waste to collect e-waste items, including computers, LCD monitors, laptops, printers, cell phones, fax machines and PDAs. CRT monitors and televisions can be recycled for a fee. CRT monitors are $15 and televisions are $25. Monitors and televisions with cracked glass or televisions in wood consoles are not accepted.

Ashland is located at 5200 Blazer Parkway in Dublin, Ohio.

Gowing Green in Dublin Expo Takes Place on Saturday

Gowing Green in Dublin Expo Takes Place on Saturday

The City of Dublin is hosting the first-ever Growing Green in Dublin Expo from 9 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Dublin Community Recreation Center in Dublin, Ohio.

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Gowing Green Expo in Dublin, Ohio on April 14 from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Dublin Recreation Center on Post Road.

This program will focus on the Right Tree Right Place Program and education regarding recycling, types of plants, water and wildlife.

“We encourage residents and businesses to plant the right tree, recycle the right things and take the right action,” said Mime Migliore, nature education coordinator. “This year we are taking a different approach to allow residents and businesses to ask experts about questions they have.”

Win a free tree, a tour of the Ohio Wildlife Center and much more. There will be rain barrels and compost bins available for purchase as well as the Dublin Farmers Market will make its spring debut.

Dublin Community Recreation Center is located at 5600 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.

Dublin Celebrates Day of Service in Honor of King

Dublin Celebrates Day of Service in Honor of King

Join Dublin, Ohio, for a Day of Service from 11 a.m.-noon Monday, January 16, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Dublin Scioto High School.

Activities include musical performances and readings from local high school students. Reverend Tim Ahrens will be the keynote speaker this year.

Please bring a book and support the African Library Project K-8 Book Drive. Dublin high school students are collecting K-8 books for children’s libraries in Africa.

Additionally, there will be a blood drive from 1-5 p.m. at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge Street.