What’s Happening in Harlem Township

September 18, 2015

The Civic Association is once again hosting Candidates Night at the Community Room of the Firehouse on Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.. Local Candidates are:

Township Trustee Harlem
Jerry D. Paul, 4854 Miller-Paul Rd., Westerville

Township Fiscal Officer Harlem, Term Commencing 04/01/16
Julie Debolt, 12154 Trenton Rd., Galena
Sherrie Steele, 5665 State Route 605, Westerville

Member of Board of Education Big Walnut LSD, Vote For No More Than 2 - Term Commencing 01/01/16
Mindy Meyer, 12944 Centerburg Rd., Sunbury 43074
Andrew Wecker, 4191 Patrick Rd., Sunbury 43074


Delaware Career Center renewal levy, 1.3 mils, 10 years


  1. Bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts
  2. Initiated Monopolies Amendment
  3. Ohio Marijuana Legalization

August 18, 2015

After all the planning and preparations by Harlem Township Heritage, sponsors of Harlem Township Days, it seems impossible that our 2015 event is now a thing of the past. It was a wonderful weekend, well attended by members of our community and with many things to see and do.

You can read the full story about the day’s activities by visiting the 2015 Harlem Township Days page under the Community tab above.

September 18, 2015

The New Direction Church in Harlem has decided to help Harlem Township Heritage with the fundraising effort to provide better electricity service in our community park and will be putting on a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 7, with all profit from the dinner going to the electricity project. The breakfast will be at the Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and choice of coffee, milk, or hot tea. We hope to see you at this one too.

September 18, 2015

Beth Weinhardt, Coordinator of the Local History Center and the Anti-Saloon League Museum at the Westerville Public Library, will give us a presentation on the Underground Railroad at our Harlem Township Heritage Historical Meeting on November 12, in the Community Room of the Firehouse at 7:00 p.m. Beth comes highly recommended and we’ve been told her presentation will be excellent. This meeting (as all HTH meetings) is open to the public and free, so come and hear what things were like in our area 150 plus years ago.

August 19, 2015

School has started for our community kids so everyone on the roads needs to pay attention to school buses loading and unloading and kids waiting beside the road to get picked up. If you need information about the school schedule, it can be found on the Big Walnut Schools website.

August 19, 2015

Pegasus 4-H got rained out on their movie in the park twice during the summer, but they’re not giving up. They are planning to show the movie Avengers on Saturday, October 10, at dark in the community park. Sounds like a fun time.

September 18, 2015

We’ve added a chicken noodle dinner on Friday, September 25, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road. All profit from this dinner will be used for upgrading the electric service in our community park.

We had a problem with the October Noodle Dinner. Somehow it didn't get on the calendar. It's on the calendar now, but for Friday, October 16 –- a week earlier than it usually is. We hope to see you at both dinners.

September 18, 2015

After much discussion we’ve decided to keep Harlem Township Days in 2016 on the same weekend we’ve been using, the third weekend in August. It was hot this year, but regardless of when we schedule the event we could have unfriendly weather so we’ll keep the weekend we’ve had.

We’ve already started talking about next year, what was good this year, where we need improvement, and ideas of new things we can add. If you’d like to join in the planning for our once a year community event, plan to attend any of the Harlem Township Heritage meetings (always listed on the Community Calendar at the bottom of this page.)

August 19, 2015

The memorial to the Harlem Township Schools is in and dedicated (but still has a bit more finishing work to be done.) The dedication ceremony on August 15, was a well-attended event, led by former township trustee, Ken Buell, as Master of Ceremonies. Phyllis Davidson gave an excellent presentation on the history of the one room schools in the township, and various "dignitaries" made brief comments on the whys and hows this all happened. In a little over a year’s time we went from a dream of the Harlem High alumni to a real memorial in our park we can all be proud of. Many thanks to everyone who made this happen.

September 18, 2015

Every year Harlem Township Heritage has to fight with insufficient electricity service in our community park for locating food vendors, rides, and other things needing power at Harlem Township Days. We've done a lot of jerry-rigging and gotten extra electricity by renting generators. Lack of electricity service is hampering our efforts to expand our offerings to the community during our event weekend and at other times during the year.

Consequently, Harlem Township Heritage has decided to work on additional fund-raising for the specific purpose of providing better electric service in the park -- before Harlem Township Days next year (August 20-21). The first fundraiser will be a chicken noodle dinner on September 25th. This effort is solely the project of Harlem Township Heritage with the upgraded service to be donated to the township park.

If you have any questions or would like to help with fundraising, please contact Vicki Tieche at 740-965-4535.

September 18, 2015


September 21 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 25 – Chicken Noodle Dinner, Grange Hall, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


October 5 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 6 – Candidates Night, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
October 8 – Harlem Twp Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
October 10 – Pegasus 4-H Movie in the park at dark
October 11 – Civic Association Annual Picnic (park or Community Room depending on weather)
October 12 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 16 - Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
October 19 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
October 21 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room


November 2 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
November 7 – Pancake Breakfast, Grange Hall, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
November 9 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
November 12 – HTH Historic meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room – The Underground Railroad presented by Beth Weinhardt of the Westerville Library
November 16 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
November 18 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room

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