What’s Happening in Harlem Township

June 16, 2015

In 1953 the State of Ohio created (or revised) chapter 505 of the Ohio Revised Code to create the manner in which township officials would be elected and replaced. Section 505.1 states: "In each township there shall be a board of township trustees consisting of three members. Two of such trustees shall be elected at the general election in nineteen forty-nine and quadrennially thereafter," "The third trustee shall be elected at the general election in nineteen fifty-one and quadrennially thereafter," In 2007 ORC 507.01 was revised to set the term of office of the township fiscal officer to coincide with the term of office of the third trustee. This provision assures there will always be two experienced officials in each township. Elections for township offices are held in odd numbered years. Information on positions up for election/re-election (including school board positions) is available by going to the Delaware County Board of Elections website. Deadline date for any candidate filings or issue filings is 90 days before the general election (August 5).

May 8, 2015

Saturday, July 11, the 5th Annual Duncan’s Run Bicycle Patch Ride will be in gear.. Registration is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the John Beltz Retreat, 4834 Harlem Road, Galena 43021. There will be four route options – 15, 31, 62, and 75 miles with some hills on the longer rides. This is a fully supported ride with rest stops with restrooms and snacks, SAG wagon, and end of the ride luncheon at the Beltz Retreat from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pre-ride registration is $25.00 (form available by clicking here), through ActiveX (with an additional processing fee), or on the day of the ride for $30.00. CPSC, ASTM, or SNELL approved helmets are required.

For questions contact Tom Nied at 740-965-9355 or Vicki Tieche at 740-965-4535.

May 8, 2015

We’re on our way to having a memorial to the Harlem Township Schools in the park by the end of this summer. Planned dedication of the memorial will be during Harlem Township Days (August 15-16).

The stone name plate from above the door of the 1913 school has been returned to Harlem Township and will be incorporated in the memorial as will the front pieces from the 1923 High School and the bell from the 1872 school. A lot of history ... a lot of Harlem Township residents experienced and were part of those three schools. Our order for commemorative bricks and pavers will be submitted to the engraving company immediately after the Harlem High School Alumni Banquet on June 20. Any bricks or pavers ordered after that date will be at a substantially higher price, so if you want a brick at $35 or a paver at $75, get your order in now. The order forms are available from the Harlem Township Heritage page under the Community tab above. If you have questions, contact Vicki Tieche 740-965-4535.

May 8, 2015

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently awarded the Delaware General Health District an additional $65,000 in special project funding through Creating Healthy Communities. One of the three projects selected for funding will provide outdoor fitness stations at Hylen Sauders Elementary School in Harlem Township. All projects are expected to be completed by this summer.

April 1, 2015

Pegasus 4-H is once more planning a movie in the park. The Saturday, June 20, movie is Penguins of Madagascar and will start at dark (estimated to be about 9pm). Concessions will be for sale at the shelter house and the movie will be shown in the back at the park. Bring your chairs or blankets and sit back to watch the movie.

May 8, 2015

We may all complain about winter storms, but there’s no question that warm weather storms can quickly cause far more damage. We’re back in thunderstorm and tornado season and there are several things we need to be aware of:

  1. Watches (thunderstorm and tornado) mean conditions are favorable for the development of these storms. We can go on about our business but should keep an eye on the sky and listen to the National Weather Service’s radio or local radio or television stations for updates and possible warnings.
  2. A warning is a warning – a severe storm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information. Everyone should move to a place of safety.
  3. Twice (1974 and 2000) storm systems that spawned tornados that hit Xenia later spawned tornados that hit Harlem Township. Pay attention if severe weather hits Greene or Clark Counties.

For more information on how to subscribe to receive weather alerts, visit www.weather.gov (listings for many weather service sites). You might also want to consider registering your mobile phone with reverse 911 alerts at www.safetyinformed.org to help you know what to do should a disaster happen in our neighborhood.

May 8, 2015

We’ve had prize winning entries in the Sunbury July 4th parade for the last five years and we’d like to continue our success. This year’s theme is "A Star Spangled Salute" and our township float will once again be designed by Diana Robertson. If you'd like to help put the float together in the week before the 4th or march with our float in the parade, contact Diana – 740-965-4535. We would love to have you join us.

May 8, 2015

The Harlem Road UMC has instructors willing to offer two hour classes in one man CPR and hands on practice with the AED at the church (AED –automated external defibrillator). You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in this training.

If you’re interested, call Diana at the church – 740-965-4543.

May 8, 2015

August 15 and 16, Community Park in Center Village – our once a year celebration of US – Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio. We’re unique and one of a kind. We like to show that by celebrating our heritage, our todays, and our tomorrows. We’re lining up activities for our August event. More details will be added as they develop, but for right now, you can find the list of already scheduled activities by visiting the 2015 Harlem Township Days page under the Community tab above.

May 8, 2015

The Senior Appliance Pickup service is again available to seniors looking to rid themselves of any old appliances, televisions, and computer equipment. The service is free and available to all Delaware County residents age 60 and over.

The pickup service was developed to prevent injuries that could be sustained from lifting or falling while trying to move appliances or computer components. The Health District contracts with a moving company to pick up large, bulky, or heavy items from resident homes and deliver them to Sims Recycling. This service also allows for many of the materials to be recycled rather than go directly to a landfill. For more information, contact Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator, Jenifer Way-Young, at 740-203-2076.

May 8, 2015

The Harlem High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 20, at the Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, Galena 43021. Social Hour will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with dinner (chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, roll, drink, and cake) following at 6:00 p.m.. Cost of the dinner is $13.00 per person. Send reservations and payment to Ted Wurm, 1719 Kelly McMaster Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The last class graduated from Harlem High School in 1952 so Harlem graduates have been expanded to include those who attended the Harlem Schools but didn’t graduate from Harlem.

If you have questions about this banquet call Vicki Tieche 740-965-4535.

June 16, 2015


June 17 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
June 20 – Harlem High School Alumni Banquet, Grange Hall, 5:00 p.m.
June 20 – Pegasus 4-H Movie in the Park, Community Park, 9:00 p.m.


July 4 – Township float in Sunbury Parade, Sunbury, 10 a.m.
July 6 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 9 – Harlem Township Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 11 - Duncan’s Run Bicycle Ride, John Beltz Retreat, 4834 Harlem Road
July 13 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
July 15 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 20 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room


August 3 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 10 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 13 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
August 15 & 16 - Harlem Township Days, Community Park
August 17 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 19 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room

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