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Traffic alert: ODOT completing area projects March 2 and 3


Traffic alert March 2: The Ohio Department of Transportation will be closing State Route 750, between State Route 315 and High Meadows Village Drive, Sat., March 2 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Crews will be completing concrete repairs and shoulder reconditioning, as well as cutting back invasive vegetation. Only local traffic will be allowed Continue reading…

Detective Ryan Pentz named Officer of the Year


Congratulations to Detective Ryan Pentz on being named the 2023 Powell Police Department Officer of the Year! Det. Pentz was recognized for his exceptional performance and leadership in the detective bureau. He has served the Powell Police Department for more than 23 years, with 12 years in the role of Detective. In 2023, he led Continue reading…

Adventure Park pickleball project update


The pickleball project is progressing! On Tues., Feb. 20, City Council adopted Resolution 2024-11, authorizing an agreement with EMH&T to provide construction administration and inspection services due to the specificity of the project design. The 2024 CIP budget includes funds for the pickleball project, and we want to ensure the courts are constructed per the Continue reading…

2024 Memorial Day Parade participant applications open


Memorial Day Parade participant applications are now open! Are you part of a local business, civic group, sports team, school organization or marching band that would like to patriciate in the 2024 City of Powell Memorial Day Parade? Please use this link to fill out an application. Questions? E-mail Melissa Hindman (mhindman@cityofpowell.us.)

CSX tunnel at Adventure Park closed for continued evaluation


The CSX tunnel at Adventure Park is closed for the remainder of the season for continued evaluation. A recent condition assessment has shown improvements and repairs need to be made before the path can be reopened for recreation. While the CSX tunnel serves as a popular bike path connector, it’s multiple governing jurisdictions make the Continue reading…

Take a look at the City of Powell’s 2024 budget


The City of Powell’s 2024 operating budget is now published and available for review on the City’s website. The operating budget is one of the most significant projects and pieces of legislation completed each year by the administration and City Council. Procedurally, the proposed budget is prepared based on input and feedback from City Council, Continue reading…

Two new members, two incumbents sworn in


Members of Powell City Council selected Tom Counts to serve as the City’s new mayor and Heather Karr as the vice mayor, both serving two-year terms. Mayor Counts has served on City Council since 2006, fulfilling the role of Mayor during the 2008-2009 term. In addition, he has served as the chairman of the Finance Continue reading…

New, competitive police contract emphasizes retention and recruitment


The City of Powell and Fraternal Order of Police recently ratified a new three-year contract, commencing in 2024, reinforcing the importance of professional development and retention of our dedicated law enforcement staff. The contract was unanimously approved by Powell City Council. This is a direct reflection of the evolution of Powell 2.0. Without its additional Continue reading…

Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Program


The Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Program for the City of Powell aims to enhance the visual appeal, economic vitality, and overall development of the downtown area. Administered by the Powell Development Corporation, the program offers matching funds for facade improvements and encourages property owners to invest in upgrading and enhancing the aesthetics of their buildings. Continue reading…

City of Powell announces 2024 schedule of events


The City of Powell is excited to announce the 2024 events schedule! Discover the charm of Powell’s shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas while treating your family to fun experiences throughout the year when you attend a concert, festival, or Holiday celebration. Events include Third Fridays on the Green, Powell Festival, the Memorial Day Parade, and Continue reading…