Category: News

Economic Development in the Columbus Region and Orange

On December 7, I attended the seventh annual Economic Development 411 held by Columbus 2020 and the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange. Over 700 elected and appointed officials, civic and business leaders gathered for a day of insightful conversation about future economic growth, innovation and investment in the Columbus Region. The event’s keynote speakers were Governor-Elect Mike Dewine, President and CEO […]

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POTENTIAL FIBER OPTICS PROJECT IN POWELL Powell City Councilman Brian Lorenz has been working with the city’s economic-development team on the topic of adding fiber optics in the community. Optical fiber lines offer increased internet connectivity for both residential and business customers.  Options are being weighed with the potential of the project starting next year. LEWIS […]

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Evans Farm The 1,200 acre residential and commercial development had their first homeowner move in this week. Rotary Club of Delaware I had the honor of speaking at the Rotary Club of Delaware Ohio meeting on Monday. Rotary does many wonderful things for our community and it is a privilege to be part of the […]

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Friday Finish: News and notes on what is happening in the community. New-mega-church: A fast-growing Central Ohio church is proposing a new main campus in Orange Township. The new main campus for Lifepoint Church would be built on the east side of Columbus Pike, near the Menards store and the Point Blank shooting range. The […]

Project Grand Slam Makes News

Project Grand Slam is a potential new, premiere and unique sports complex that would support our young athletes from ages six through high school. The fields and park would support our local youth leagues and host regional tournaments. An indoor facility is included in the plans that will cater to not just baseball/softball, but also […]


The parks, trails, green space, and aquatics center in Orange Township have always been valuable assets in our community. It’s been a space many of us have appreciated and enjoyed with our families and friends for many years. As our area continues to grow and change, taking care and maintaining these areas will remain one […]

Project Grand Slam

Last Spring, I proposed a call to action for a partnership to bring a new baseball/softball complex to Orange Township. I am pleased to announce that a designated site has been identified, and terms are currently being negotiated. The potential new facility is working under the name “Project Grand Slam.” Project Grand Slam would provide […]

Economic and Infrastructure Development

I hope everyone has had a smooth transition into a new school year as we say goodbye to summer and welcome to fall. Between now and the end of the year, I will be supporting and working on some exciting new initiatives that will enhance the economic development of Orange Township. If you live in […]


The 4th of July celebration is always a highlight in the community. I want to extend my thanks to everyone who attends, participates, and helps in some way to make this one of THE events of the year. Stay tuned for a full summary of the 2018 Olentangy Summer Bash and 4th of July Parade in next month’s […]


I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather we’ve been waiting so long for! Now that summer is here and the kids are out of school, there are many things to look forward to over the next few months in our local community. The summer traditions continue with the Orange Township Summer Movie Night on June 23. […]