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Pioneers blank Golden Eagles

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By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy Orange was sharp Thursday in Sunbury, picking up impressive wins on all five courts en route to the OCC-Capital Division win.Singles winners included the Pioneers’ Jessica Phelps, who dropped the Golden Eagles’ Macie Kercsmar 6-0, 6-4 at first singles; Valarie Vassilev, who handled Erika Kessler 6-1, 6-0 at second singles; and Sundari Vudatala, who beat Abigail Friend 6-1, 6-1 at third singles.Orange’s Madison Riley and Sruti Chigurupati beat BW’s Anna Faust and Maddie Pahl 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles while Mary Damko and Kat Dahn smoothed out the scoring summary with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Clare Mexicott and Alexandria Kirkpatrick at second doubles.


Sheriff wants more secure facility for evidence

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it is in need of a safer and more secure facility to store evidence.That was the message Sheriff Russ Martin delivered Thursday to Delaware County commissioners as he asked the board to look into the possibility of building such a structure.“For over a decade now, we’ve been storing very valuable evidence and property in a rented facility,” ...

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‘Little Free Library’ offered at park sites

Campers and visitors to the Alum Creek and Delaware state parks now have an opportunity to conveniently pick up a book before they continue on to their camp sites or the water, thanks to the addition of a “Little Free Library” at each park’s camp store and marina, according to Delaware County District Library officials

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Police reports

Delaware City PoliceAug. 25• Domestic violence in the first block of Smith Street.• Domestic violence in the first block of Park Avenue.• Criminal damaging in the 400 block of Cheshire Road.Aug. 26• Domestic violence in the first block of East Lincoln Avenue.• Domestic violence in the 1700 block of Columbus Pike.City of Powell Police...

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‘Music in Motion’ run/walk Sept. 6

The Delaware Music Boosters will host the sixth annual “Music in Motion” 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the campground area of Delaware State Park.Registrations are open online at Runners and walkers who prefer to register using a paper form can find them during open hours at the Second Sole, the YMCA, or by visiting the Music Boosters table at the Main Street Delaware Farmers’...

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Orange nabs runner-up honors at Turnberry

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOrange, thanks to a steady 189 during Wednesday’s OCC-Capital Division Tournament No. 3 at Turnberry — a round storm-shortened to 11 holes — solidified its second-place spot in the league standings with just one match to go.The Pioneers nabbed runner-up honors, closing a close second to New Albany’s combined score of 187. The effort improved Orange’s league mark to 18-3 while New Albany, still ...

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New interchange funding pledged

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA local developer on Wednesday announced plans to commit nearly $20 million to help fund the construction of an additional interchange off of Interstate 71 in the Berkshire Township area.Pat Shivley, the man behind the proposed NorthGate Centre development, will contribute up to $19 million toward a new interchange south of the current interchange at I-71-U.S. 36-Ohio 37.

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Braves look to continue to climb

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy had a pretty special season last fall. Now the trick will be making this year’s even better.Mark Solis, who led the Braves to an 8-2 record after taking over for long-time coach Ed Terwilliger last fall, said last year served as the foundation for what his guys are trying to accomplish in Lewis Center.“It was pretty remarkable what we were able to do last year with the short off-season and s...

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Teeing up in the heat

Chris White of Delaware gets ready to putt while Matt Rankin of Delaware looks on. The two joined friends to play golf despite temperatures in the mid-80s with high humidity Wednesday at Mill Creek Golf Club in Ostrander. Mill Creek is the home course of golfer Ben Curtis, the 2003 Open Championship winner and 2003 GPA Tour Rookie of the Year.

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Better education needed on Ebola

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Aug. 24The news in America was joyful. Two brave American health professionals, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol, flown to the United States after they fell ill with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, walked out of the hospital last week. Doctors say they have been cured.Many patients weren’t so lucky in Liberia, New Guinea and Sierra Leone, where fear, ignorance and a rudimentary public health system have been just...

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What the stars tell us

By Tom BurnsThe biggest complaint I get about my astronomy writing is that there is “not enough science in it.” Those folks who love the science of astronomy perhaps rightly complain that I spend a bit too much of my time contemplating the old, dead myths and legends about the stars.However, I truly believe that the stars have something to say to our hearts as well as our heads. Here is a case in point, which describes the origin of the Milky Way:...

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BW Intermediate recognized for science education

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comBig Walnut Intermediate School’s science team has worked hard to create a program that will engage and inspire students.The hard work paid off: the school was among 57 Ohio schools to be awarded The Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research.STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – is now the focus of the present and future of educat...

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Outlet mall to include $16M worth of road improvements by opening day

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comMillions of dollars worth of road improvements will accompany the construction of an outlet mall in Berkshire Township.Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers of North Carolina have plans to make $16 million worth of road improvements in time for the outlet mall’s expected opening in 2015. Delaware County is expected to contribute $1.6 million to the improvements.The...

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DCDL director named Ohio Librarian of the Year

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comIt’s more than a love of books for Mary Jane Santos that makes her job as Delaware County District Library director fulfilling; it’s a love of sharing books and knowledge.“As much as I get asked what my favorite book is or what I should read, I get reading recommendations from our customers,” she said. “I do love to read and I do love books, but more than that I love to help people love books....

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Pacers battle in loss to Eagles

By ERIC CLINESports WriterIt’s all a matter of time for the Hayes volleyball team — you can’t play as well as the Pacers did Wednesday night and go winless.Hayes stayed in step with the visiting New Albany Eagles in all three games, but the visitors were able to pull away and finish off each game for a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory at Hayes High School.

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BOE strikes down Powell measure to stop development

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comPowell voters will not get a chance to decide the fate of a controversial development proposed for the downtown area – unless a group of citizens who hope to stop the project take their case to the Ohio Supreme Court and the nine-member body rules in their favor.The Delaware County Board of Elections on Tuesday voted unanimously against approving two separate ballot measures designed to permanently halt the Cen...

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Pacers enter Golden era

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comJust when veteran coach Mike Golden was ready to ride off into the sunset … he rode into Delaware.The trip, the veteran coach thought, was for a casual lunch with some friends: Hayes principal Ric Stranges and assistant principal Rex Reeder. It quickly turned into something quite different, though: Golden, who has amassed a career record of 203-78 while at Watterson, New Albany and Upper Arlington, said it was that me...

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Braves rally to tie Golden Eagles

By ERIC CLINESports WriterMistakes have a way of coming back to bite you. Just ask the Big Walnut boys soccer team.The Golden Eagles held a 2-0 lead at the half, but just over midway through the second half, a penalty in the 18-yard box gave the Olentangy Braves an opportunity and they made it count, finishing with a 2-2 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division draw Tuesday night at Big Walnut Soccer Stadium in Sunbury.

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