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Council selects dog park

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By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comBy a 7-0 vote, Delaware City Council barked its approval for a dog park to be established adjacent to the wetlands park.After rejecting a Dog Park Committee’s recommendation of Blue Limestone Park at a prior meeting, council voted that the pooch playground should be at the citizen-led group’s second choice. A third option, at Curve Road, received no support at Monday’s council meeting.The wetlands park, also known as Mill Run, is located along Mill Road Crossing behind the Kohl’s shopping center off of routes 36/37.

 

Delaware man dead after police chase

Staff ReportCARDINGTON — A Delaware man is dead after a chase with troopers in Morrow County.The Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers from the Mount Gilead Post attempted to stop a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 truck driven by David Allen Yocum, 39, at approximately 8:25 a.m. Monday on State Route 229 east of State Route 314 in Morrow County, South Bloomfield Township, for several traffic violations. This vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued, troopers said.The ...

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‘Delaware’s children need you’

To the editor:From the mansions of NFL stars to modest trailer homes, child abuse and domestic violence happen everywhere. Even in our neighborhoods.Each day, children suffer at the hands of those who are supposed to protect them. The statistics are overwhelming.Nationally, 6.3 million children were involved in investigations by child welfare in 2012. Locally, take one look at the Delaware Gazette weekly police blotter and you will find multiple instances of d...

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Club raising funds to heat home

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe Women’s City Club is starting a capital campaign on Wednesday to get a new heating/cooling system for the century-old building it uses to house low-income women.“It’s a three-story house and it has no venting or duct work,” said club spokeswoman Jo Ingles. “It’s costing a fortune to keep the current system going. It’s like playing whack-a-mole.”

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Olentangy earns highest performance index score

Editor’s note: This is the first in an ongoing series of stories that will take an in-depth look at how Delaware County school districts fared on the recent state report card.By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comOlentangy Local Schools’ website says the district earned an overall “A” grade on the 2013-14 Ohio school report card, even though such grades won’t be given out until 2016.“I am pleased with the...

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Pipers to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bill and Carole (Galluzzo) Piper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3. They were married in 1964 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware by the Rev. James McEwan.They were blessed with five children: Karen Piper (deceased, 1985); Andrew (Lisa) Piper of Powell; Kristi (Clint) Matlack of Richwood; Wendy Piper of Delaware; and Kelly (Brad) Wolfe of Delaware. They also have six grandchildren, Owen and Eric Piper, Nathan and Leah Matlack, Kassidy Swendrick, and Lindse...

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Funds for 11 road projects sought

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comTownships and cities across Delaware County plan to seek about $3.6 million in Ohio Public Works Commission grant to fund some 11 road improvement projects.The applications will be filed jointly with the county, which offers up to $50,000 in matching funds through the annual program.“With our history of getting somewhere between $1.5 million and $2 million, there’s a high likelihood that not al...

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Fire Service Hall of Fame honors Stayner, Grubb

Staff ReportTwo Delaware County firefighters were among this year’s Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame award winners.Lieutenant Bruce Stayner of the Scioto Township Fire Department and William Grubb, a Delaware Area Career Center and firefighter with the Columbus Division of Fire, were named as awardees during the 34th annual ceremony Sept. 17.“These awards are a tribute to those individuals and organizations whose overall contributions go beyond their...

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Eagles clip Barons

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comBuckeye Valley picked up a pair of convincing singles wins, but Big Walnut swept the doubles action and picked up a pivotal win at first singles to secure a thrilling 3-2 non-league win Monday in Sunbury.Golden Eagle double winners included the tandems of Erika Kessler and Abigail Friend, who teamed up to knock off Hana Hall and Alexis Poulton 6-2, 6-2 at first doubles; and Anna Faust and Katie Germann, who combined to beat...

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Court rejects Powell ballot measures

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comVoters in the city of Powell will not have the opportunity to vote on two measures to stop a downtown development or a proposal to provide citizens with greater authority over the city’s comprehensive plan.The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday that none of the three measures were eligible for the Nov. 4 ballot.The court ruled that a proposed charter amendment, which would have created a resident-led co...

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Births

Jessie and Jeff Blystone of Delaware; a girl, Jocelynn Blystone; born Sept. 16 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Births

Sherida Wilson and Kevin Hare of Marysville; a girl, Rylee Hare; born Sept. 20 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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City to eye dog park again

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDog owners could find out today whether Delaware will create a park specifically for their pets.Another discussion on possible dog park site recommendations are among the topics on the agenda for tonight’s Delaware City Council meeting.Council in August rejected down the first recommendation by a city “Dog Park Committee.” The committee had recommended Blue Limestone Park in the heart of the ci...

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OWU racks up honors

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comOhio Wesleyan University has recently received recognition in a number of publications, as well as earning a significant grant.For example, Forbes magazine ranks OWU as number 145 overall out of 650 schools nationwide in its seventh annual “America’s Top Colleges” issue. It placed sixth out of 31 Ohio schools, topping Ohio State University.The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 also listed OWU as amo...

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Farmers to see big tax hike

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThousands of Delaware County farmers are facing steep tax increases come 2015.An increase in the program known as Current Agricultural Use Value will impact about 2,200 landowners, many of whom could see their property tax bill increase by as much as 150 percent, according to Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa.“These values do not come from our appraisal staff,” said Kaitsa. “They are ...

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‘Flow of immigrants seems to be unending’

To the editor:I am an Italian, married to an American husband. I have lived in Ohio for 47 years. I have read The Gazette for 43 of those years and have always enjoyed the letters to the editor. Lately, (I have been) watching television news, all of them talking about immigration in the world. That is what made me want to express my opinion.

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Lunar eclipse on its way

Ah, the power of math. With it, we can predict with absolute certainty the course of many astronomical events. For example, on Oct. 8 at 5:18 a.m., a giant monster will begin to swallow the moon.The more scientifically minded will experience our second eclipse of the moon in six months as Earth passes directly between the sun and moon and our planet casts its shadow on the lunar surface.That Wednesday morning’s eclipse will be the second of four total lunar eclipse...

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Introducing a new look at local events

Not every subject we write about on our news pages is going to find its way onto the Editorial page, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to be mentioned here. So, starting this week, we’ll offer our selection of items that either get a “thumbs up” – something worthy of praise – or a “thumbs down,” because we think a little criticism is in order.With that in mind, here are this week’s “thumbs up” and &...

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