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Construction continues Monday at Schultz Elementary School. The additions will include new rooms for fifth grade students and additional kindergarten classrooms. The Delaware City Schools’ construction projects are part of a district-wide building expansion paid for by a levy passed May 7, 2013, when voters approved a 3.6-mill levy to fund expansions to eight existing school buildings. The levy will cost homeowners about $60 per $100,000 of residential valuation every year for 37 years.


Liberty drops Chillicothe in OTCA showdown

It had to go a long way to get it, but Olentangy Liberty’s girls tennis team made Monday’s trip to Chillicothe well worth it thanks to a convincing 5-0 OTCA win.The Patriots were productive up and down the lineup. Singles winners included Sidney Reineke, who handled the Cavaliers’ Bekah Ray 6-3, 6-0 at first singles; Lizzie Radkiewicz, who knocked off Jera Copley 6-0, 6-0 at second singles; and Avivah Wang, who beat Brittany Harper 6-0, 6-1 at third singles....

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Coughlin nabs Super Gas win

RISING SUN, Md. — T.J. Coughlin and his team put together a stellar performance to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division event in Super Gas on Sunday at Cecil County Dragway.Coughlin survived seven rounds of competition to score his first victory of the 2014 season.“It was a pretty good day,” Coughlin said. “We made some really good runs, thanks to a very competitive race car. We were in the right place at the right...

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Purge threats unfounded

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comRumors floating around social media of a planned Aug. 22 “purge” in the Delaware area are unfounded, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).The Delaware area was just one of several communities across the country where the rumor of a “purge” has spread. Based off a Hollywood thriller set in the near future, the purge is a fictional 12-hour period in which all crime is l...

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County prepares for project

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBefore moving forward with a major road realignment project in Liberty Township, a gas main will need to be relocated.The Delaware County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to pay for the relocation of a 6-inch Columbia Gas main to make way for the Home Road realignment project.The project is expected to cost nearly $68,000, and the county is currently in negotiations with the proper...

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Televising the Jug among Fair’s upgrades

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe first thing Manager Bill Lowe mentioned about this year’s Delaware County Fair was the entertainment.“The Willis Clan just got eliminated from America’s Got Talent, but they’ve been compared to the Von Trapp family,” Lowe said of the country group, who will perform at the Grandstand on opening night. “They’re a family that sings, dances and plays multiple instruments.”...

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League of Women Voters to celebrate suffrage

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe League of Women Voters of Delaware County will mark the 94th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a celebration of Women’s Equality Day.The event will feature speakers on voting issues, singing of 1960’s protest songs and popular snacks from the era.“We hope it will be informative and fun,” said League of Women Voter...

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Rattlers clip Machine 15-11

The Ohio Machine fell in its first-ever Major League Lacrosse playoff game after surrendering an early advantage to the Rochester Rattlers Saturday evening.After the Machine was either leading or tied with Rochester for the game’s first 53 minutes, the Rattlers scored five unanswered fourth-quarter goals to pull away for the 15-11 win.Rochester attackmen Kevin Leveille, Jordan Wolf and Miles Thompson each had two points in the final-quarter push.

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DCS blanks Northside Christian 3-0 in opener

Delaware Christian’s boys soccer team cruised to a season-opening win Saturday afternoon, blanking visiting Northside Christian 3-0.The Eagles’ effort was a balanced one as three different players — Grant Bishop, Daniel Fisher and Isaac Houser — accounted for the goals.“I am very pleased with the overall team play,” DCS coach Levi Witt said. “We still have much to improve on, but this first game is a good building block.”...

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Act 19 bringing new sounds to Sandusky St.

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comMusic filled the first block of N. Sandusky Street Wednesday evening.“It’s a multitude of different types of music,” said Jacob Schuette, the drummer for Act 19.As he tuned his guitar, Drew Thompson, explained.“We don’t play ‘a genre,’” said Thompson, who also plays keyboard for the band. “I’d say we’re more of an improv jam band.”...

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Golden Eagles handle Vikings 3-2

Big Walnut’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the young season Thursday, knocking off host River Valley 3-2 in non-league action.Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who earned a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at first singles; Erika Kessler, who notched an equally as impressive 6-1, 6-1 decision at second singles; and the duo of Maddie Pahl and Elisabeth Yuhas, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at second doubles.•Hayes suffered setbacks on al...

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Machine set for playoffs

In the Major League Lacrosse playoffs, one off day spells the end of your season.That same backs-against-the-wall feeling has already been with the Ohio Machine for a few weeks heading into its Saturday clash with the Rochester Rattlers.“Our backs have been against the wall for a while here,” Machine head coach Bear Davis said.That attitude has led to a five-game winning streak for the Machine as it looks to make a statement in its first playoff ap...

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Hayes to host Mile Night Friday

Running a mile in less than four minutes never gets old … just ask Jake Edwards.The former Delaware Hayes standout, and OHSAA state champ in the mile run, has broken the famous four-minute barrier twice. Both times, though, were away from home.“I’ve broken four twice this year,” Edwards said. “The first time was Feb. 1 in Cleveland, and the next April 12 in Greenville, South Carolina. Both were incredible experiences, but something I wasn...

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Ready to shine

Amaia Daniel, an incoming freshman at Delaware Hayes High School, has been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South (QDSS) August 30-31 at Winthrop University.The event, now in its eighth season, is part of the Queen of Diamonds Showcase — the largest fastpitch softball showcase of its kind in the U.S.Daniel, who spent most of her time catching or playing third base in recent years as a standout in summer travel leagues, was among more than 1,500...

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Suspect in custody after Friday sexual assault at Highbanks

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody for a sexual assault reported Friday at Highbanks Metro Park.A juvenile female was assaulted around 12:30 pm at the park in Lewis Center.“This incident is in no way related to the Aug. 5 sexual assault of an 18-year-old male,” said Sheriff Russ Martin. “Even though these two incidents would appear related due to proximity of time ...

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Two indicted in connection with robbery

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA man and woman are facing felony charges stemming from the robbery of an elderly Lewis Center woman earlier this month.Emmie Lowery, 42, Delaware, and Shelvis Hairston, 41, Columbus, were indicted by a Delaware County Grand Jury Thursday on seven counts in connection to the Aug. 2 robbery of 80-year-old Rometta Everman.“When authorities reached the Lewis Center home of 80-year-old Rometta Everman, s...

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County seeks firm for facilities master plan

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County commissioners are expected to vote Monday on a resolution to seek qualifications from architectural firms to implement the county’s facilities master plan.The master plan, adopted by a six-member facilities committee in April, calls for $52.6 million worth of new construction and renovations over the next five years to alleviate overcrowding and inefficiencies.

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Battle of the Bags set for Saturday

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comCompetition will breed more competition this Saturday at the 4th annual Battle of the Bags.The 64-team cornhole tournament will once again raise money for the Special Olympics of Delaware County.The event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, generally bringing in about $10,000 to $12,000, according to Sharon Taylor, a local coordinator with the Special Olympics of Delaware County....

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