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Eagles tame Lions 3-0

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By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comSydney Manns and the Big Walnut Golden Eagles continued their postseason push with a 3-0 Division II sectional final victory over the visiting Bexley Lions on a cold, rainy night Saturday in Sunbury.The win continues an undefeated streak of six games (4-0-2) for the Eagles.“I don’t want to say that this is a team of destiny,” Eagles coach Drew Pitzer said. “But there’s something special about this group. We were supposed to be in a rebuilding year and this group is sticking together and saying, ‘It can be our turn now and we don’t have to wait.’ So the attitude is perfect – they care about each other, they care about winning.”


Protecting our air, health

In the United States, dirty power plants are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon pollution causing climate change, yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution that threatens public health. There are federal limits on dangerous pollutants, like mercury, soot, and arsenic, but no federal safeguards against carbon pollution.Ohioans are uniquely aware of these facts, as we disproportionately suffer the effect of air pollution from fossil-fueled power plants. In 201...

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Elections board praised for Powell actions

The Delaware County Board of Elections was lauded by county commissioners Monday for the way in which officials have handled a controversial ballot measure that the Ohio Supreme Court ordered on the ballot just days before early voting began.The ballot measure – which, if approved, would provide city of Powell residents with a greater voice in crafting a comprehensive plan, proponents say – was first deemed unconstitutional by the court before the justices reversed thei...

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Former Showa executive faces price-fixing charges

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA former top executive of a Japanese-based company with American headquarters in the village of Sunbury faces charges for his role in an alleged price-fixing scheme.Akira Wada, a former director and operating officer at Showa Corp., was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio on a charge of market allocation and price fixing.The charges carries...

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Sisters win high praise

When I first contacted local high school principals about our “Teen of the Week” feature recently, one principal was disappointed to learn that only senior students are eligible to be considered.Tom McDonnell, principal of Olentangy High School, wanted to nominate two inspiring sisters for the honor – Dellie and Quincey Logan — but they’re sophomores. And they’re both confined to wheelchairs.But that’s not the reason McDonnell th...

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‘Hellbender’ makes a comeback

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, along with The Wilds, recently released amphibians called “eastern hellbenders” into Ohio streams.“The whole idea is to get them back out into their historic range and reproducing,” said John Navarro, Ohio Department of Natural Resources division of wildlife program administrator. “That’s what we would consider success, 6-to-10 self-sustaining populations o...

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Optimum Plastics acquired by Wisconsin firm

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comWisconsin-based Bloomer Plastics Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Optimum Plastics Inc., 1188 S. Houk Road.Bloomer officials said “this is a significant move for Bloomer as this transaction will nearly double the revenue and employee base.”

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Wiles leads Liberty to district championship

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comLiberty senior Claire Wiles strung together three stellar miles Saturday at Watkins Memorial, maneuvering through the 5K course in 18:40.50 to win the Division I Section 3 race during the Girls District Cross Country Championships.Liberty was just as a solid as a unit, too, cruising to the team title with a score of 46.Wiles won the district crown by nearly three seconds, outpacing Dublin Scioto senior Vanessa Ro...

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Olentangys, BV stride into regionals

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comThe local squads in action at Saturday’s Division I and II Boys District Cross Country Championships represented Delaware County quite well, as four teams and an individual punched tickets to next weekend’s regional rung of competition with solid showings at Watkins Memorial.

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Board should consider other options

I have never voted against a school bond issue in the past, but feel forced to do so on Nov. 4.The Buckeye Valley school board needs to understand the frustration they have caused by rushing to put this bond issue on the ballot without truly making an effort to ask the opinions of all the residents of the Buckeye Valley district. If they had conducted an open format survey, there would not be such an uprising of non-support for this particular bond issue from some of the most suppo...

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A school district divided

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comAnother ballot measure has deeply divided the Buckeye Valley Local School District community.A proposed $26.5 million bond issue has ignited a firestorm in the district as supporters and proponents on each side of the issue scramble for votes ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.Proponents of the bond issue, which would pay for renovation of the three elementary buildings in the district and allow for North Ele...

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$50K from county needed for vets memorial

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA $320,000 state grant for the construction of a veterans memorial hinges on securing another $50,000 in funding in the coming months.Delaware County commissioners have been asked to pony up.The $50,000 from the county would provide the $160,000 local match needed to secure the grant funding for a proposed Delaware Veterans Memorial Plaza, set to be located between the YMCA and the National Guard Training ...

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Be safe during eclipse

On Thursday, Oct. 23, we will see a partial eclipse of the sun – if the sky is clear. The eclipse begins at 5:46 p.m., so the sun will be very low, about 9 degrees up, on the west-southwestern horizon as the eclipse begins and the moon takes a tiny bite out of the right side of the solar disk.For reference, the angular distance from the horizon to straight overhead, which astronomers call the zenith, is 90 degrees. Therefore, in our case, the sun will be one-tenth the distanc...

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Good things can have a down side

To the editor:Good things often have a down side. A team wins a big one, but its star is injured. A company automation increases efficiency, but jobs are lost. A community gets needed rain, but a class picnic is spoiled.Sometimes the down side is particularly tragic, even insidious. Gov. Kasich’s ads boast that he’s cut taxes. Hidden in his hubris, however, is a sobering down side. He never brags about the important public service, key community need, or esse...

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‘The best chance to be approved’

To the editor:Three new board members were elected to the Buckeye Valley school board last November. They ran on the platform of renovating all three elementary buildings and returning the fifth-grade students to the elementary buildings. All recent studies show this plan is liked the most.It puzzles me why the most determined opponents are fighting so strongly when they don’t have a unified plan. None of their ideas has a chance of being approved by a majority of ...

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Sunbury library seeks 1-mill renewal levy

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netCommunity Library in Sunbury is on the Nov. 4 ballot, seeking approval of a renewal of the library’s 1-mill operating levy.Voters approved the existing levy in 2009 after state funding was reduced by 20 percent, impacting library operations, including shortened hours, reduced materials budgets and mandatory unpaid time off for library personnel. Community Library Director Chauncey Montgomery explained that over ...

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Cheryl Schell and Johnny Snyder of Delaware, a boy, Riot Snyder; born Oct. 18 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Annamarie and Daniel Greenleaf of Prospect; a girl, Hazel Greenleaf; born Oct. 14 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Alexys and Seth Stevenson of Ashley; a boy, Elliot Stevenson; born Oct. 15 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Melissa and Christian Hay of Delaware; a girl, Kendall Hay; born Oct. 15 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Patriots solid at states

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comJunior Cameron McCloskey fired an even 80, his second straight 80-stroke round, to lead Liberty to a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Division I Boys State Golf Tournament at OSU’s Scarlet Course.McCloskey was the model of consistency over the course of the two-day event, firing a 39 on the front nine before finishing the back with a 41 to wrap up the showcase Saturday afternoon. Combined with the 80 he shot dur...

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