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Sectionline Aqua seeking victory in Jugette

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By Conor GoldenFor the GazetteThe locally owned and homebred Sectionline Aqua is looking for Jugette glory as she takes on a field of eight in the second of three eliminations for the $298,100 Jugette for three-year-old filly pacers this afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.The Major In Art-Aquatic Yankee filly is owned by Harold Lee and Harold L Bauder of Delaware, and Michael Dixon of Hilliard. Steve Bauder, who recently moved back to his hometown of Delaware after residing in Chicago for a few years, trains the filly.

 

Cover crops offer a variety of benefits

Ask a farmer why he would plant a crop that he doesn’t harvest and you will undoubtedly get a wide range of responses.One farmer might drop his head, look at his boot, and kick the dust, as he mutters under his breath, “Um … well … ′cause my granddad did!”The next farmer may say “Because it’s the right thing to do!” And yet another might lecture on the benefits of building soil health, reducing erosion, reducing nutr...

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Lincoln impersonator stands tall

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comIf you were at the Delaware County Fair this week, you may have had the pleasure of meeting the 16th president of United States, all dressed up in his stovepipe hat and black suit.For the last six years, John Cooper of Baltimore, Ohio, has been a professional Abraham Lincoln presenter, entertaining audiences at schools, churches and other functions. This year, Cooper made his debut as a strolling entertainer at Delaware...

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Why developers want to annex to Sunbury

To the editor:Here are some facts about Berkshire Township development.Yes, we do have development coming to Berkshire Township. Location and the opportunity to make a profit are the driving forces. The township over the years has seen this coming and has tried to plan ahead. We have a rather strict zoning code in place to create a higher scale commercial and residential area. Yes, we have two truck stops that are a thorn in our plan and that were approved in 1989. Our c...

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Pumpkin-carving contest coming up at the zoo

Staff ReportCulinary champions from around the country will meet this month at the Columbus Zoo for an event that grew so big, it needed its own weekend.Jack Hanna’s Pumpkin Carving Championship is scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among the contestants will be Dean Murray, who is a veteran of the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and two-time Jack Hanna Pumpkin Carving champion.The competition includes profes...

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Local team helps air Jug on CBS

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe Little Brown Jug was televised Thursday on the CBS Sports Network, thanks to a local production company.“The way it works is we’re basically freelancers,” said technical manager Chris Vassaux. “I actually work full time for Lyon Video, but because I’ve done technical managing before, they (CBS) called me in to do the tech managing on this show.”Lyon Video, based in Columbu...

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Stillwagon files third lawsuit

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS — Standing in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Columbus, Jim Stillwagon said he was significantly injured when he was handcuffed by Delaware police on Sept. 30, 2012.Those injuries to his knees, neck and hands are the backbone of a second federal lawsuit against the Delaware Police Department (as the city of Delaware), Officers James Ailes and Jason Flynn, along with former detective Patrick Gerke. S...

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Lewis Center property investor pleads guilty to fraud

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comA Lewis Center woman is facing up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for falsifying information during the sale of homes she owned.Cynthia S. Mild, 41, of Lewis Center, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to one count of making false statements on a Department of Housing and Urban Development Form HUD-1. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s office, Mild, who worked as a property invest...

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Township alleges outside involvement in demise of mall deal

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comTwo Berkshire Township officials believe that Sunbury backed out of an outlet mall-related deal because of the village’s relationship with a rival developer.Trustees Bill Holtry and Rod Myers both said they believe the developers of nearby NorthGate Centre had a major influence on the village’s decision to not partner on a deal that would include a Joint Economic Development District, a New Community Auth...

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Sunbury-Berkshire Township partnership appears doomed

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe potential marriage between the village of Sunbury and Berkshire Township is over before it even got started.Sunbury Village Council voted unanimously Wednesday to endorse a letter sent by Mayor Tom Hatfield that was critical of a proposed deal that would include a Joint Economic Development District, a New Community Authority, a Tax Increment Financing zone and an non-annexation agreement centered around an outle...

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Limelight Beach wins Jug

By Jay WolfFor The GazetteLimelight Beach used his rail post position and a heady drive by Yannick Gingras to win the second heat in 1:50.4 to capture Thursday’s 69th edition of the Little Brown Jug.In the second heat, Gingras sent Limelight Beach to the lead from the coveted post No. 1 and forced the field to pace the first quarter of :27.4 in numeric order. Beat The Drum (Ron Pierce) was the first to challenge at the half in :55.2. Limelight Beach held...

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Two killed in crash on U.S. 23

A motorcyclist and his female passenger were killed in a traffic crash about 1:55 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 23 near Troutman Road when the driver of a southbound Toyota Prius crossed the center line and struck the northbound motorcycle, state troopers say.The driver of the Prius was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but Ohio State Highway Patrol Staff Lt. Robin Schmutz said the driver had no apparent injuries. As of late Thursday, the Highway Patrol said the Prius driver lost con...

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Stillwagon files third lawsuit

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon filed his second federal lawsuit against Delaware city police today.Stillwagon, who was charged with four counts of felonious assault with a weapon related to his part in what police called a “road rage” incident in 2012 – charges were dropped after four days of trial in October 2013 – filed a lawsuit in federal court in Columbus today against three officers he said were directly related...

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Young guns take aim at Jug

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comDespite all its history, complete with a vault of memory-making moments as rich as the purses themselves, today’s Little Brown Jug is all about firsts.Three of Ohio’s young guns — drivers Aaron Merriman, Chris Page and Tyler Smith — will be making their first Jug start. Trainer Casie Coleman, meanwhile, a Jug veteran who has McWicked in this year’s race, will try to make it three in a row. If M...

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Candidates team up for voter registration drive

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBipartisanship appears to be dead on the national level, but it seems to be alive and well in Delaware CountyDemocrat Jacob Fathbruckner and Republican Barb Lewis, who will square off on Nov. 4 in the race to replace retiring Delaware County Commissioner Dennis Stapleton, have organized a joint voter registration drive.“It’s not like we are different species,” Fathbruckner said. “We...

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Man’s body found in Hoover Reservoir

Staff ReportWESTERVILLE — Blendon Township police say a man whose body was pulled from Hoover Reservoir was identified Wednesday.Trilochan S. Luthra, 70, of Blacklick, was positively identified by police and forensic investigators from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.Luthra’s body was found by a fisherman just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, near the Walnut Boat Ramp at Hoover Reservoir in Blendon Township, south of the Delaware County line. Medic...

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New wildlife officer reviews hunting-law changes

Ohio’s 2014-15 hunting season is well underway. Kickoff began Sept. 1 with the dove, early goose and squirrel season opener.The following weekend of Sept. 6 also brought many sportsmen and women into the field to enjoy the first day of early teal season. As the new state wildlife officer for Delaware County, I’d like to introduce myself and review a few of the upcoming changes for this fall.

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Business owner wants raise breast-cancer awareness among young women

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Powell business owner has gotten creative in her effort to help a young woman battling Stage 3 breast cancer.Stefanie Fox, owner of Canvas Salon & Skin Bar, has organized “Paint Out Cancer” to help 28-year-old Amber Burg cover medical expenses associated with her treatment.Seven times during October, Party Studio in Worthington will donate half of every $40 admission fee to those who pre-regi...

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