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Defense carries Hayes past BV

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By ERIC CLINESports WriterThanks to a fierce defense, a strong kicking game and enough offense to get through, the Hayes Pacers knocked off the county rival Buckeye Valley Barons 30-6 in non-league action Friday night at Baron Field.The Hayes (1-0) defense held the Buckeye Valley (0-1) offense down throughout the first half as the Barons yielded a grand total of minus-63 yards of total offense in the first 24 minutes. Buckeye Valley could get nothing going on offense, fumbling three times and losing one.


Darst to portray Lucy Hayes

A historian and dramatist will present a “living biography” of Lucy Webb Hayes, the wife of Delaware native Rutherford B. Hayes, the nation’s 19th president, Tuesday at the local library.The Delaware County Genealogical Society will present historian and dramatist Betty Darst, who will portray the popular and beloved first lady, Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Hayes, whose inauguration was in 1877.Lucy Hayes was an advocate and frequent spokesperson ...

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Marshall Tucker Band concert canceled

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe Marshall Tucker Band won’t be coming to Delaware for the county fair this month after all.The Delaware County Fair announced last week that the concert, featuring the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie and These Guys Live, has been canceled by the promoter. It was scheduled for Sept. 15.“The Fair Board has not been given an adequate explanation for why it was done,” fair manager Bill Lowe sai...

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Library has Homework Help Centers

Did you know the Delaware County District Library has “Homework Help Centers” available to give your student access to everything he needs to succeed in school? Especially designed for kindergarten to 8th-grade students, the Homework Help Centers provide space, tables, tools and volunteers to guide students through assignments in a variety of subjects, such as reading, writing, math, science and technology.

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Farmer says modified soybeans safe

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comBret Davis, who has a farm just north of Delaware on Troy Road, is an advocate for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.“We can grow better crops with GMO, especially since we don’t have to use as many pesticides,” Davis said.A farmer for 35 years, Davis said he’s used GMOs for the past 16 years, especially for his soybeans.

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We’re going to make a good paper even better

If you missed the announcement in last week’s Gazette, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself again. I am the new editor/content manager of The Gazette, and I started in my new role last week.I made the move to Delaware earlier this month and have been taking long walks and drives in order to get myself better acquainted with the community. I’m living in the downtown – just a few steps away from the Gazette office – so there’s a good...

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Good time to dialogue with kids

For many families, September conjures up ideas of back-to-school, football games and falling leaves. It is a highly emotional time filled with excitement, anticipation and uncertainty. For some children and adolescents, though, these emotions are overrun with new feelings of stress and anxiety about school changes — everything from starting a new school to making good grades.

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Hatfield is the real McCoy

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netSunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield has family ties to the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud of the 19th century.Tommy, whose family hails from Blackberry Creek, Ky., is the great-great grandson of Anderson “Preacher Anse” Hatfield, a preacher and a judge. Anse was considered a peacemaker and not directly involved in the conflict, but he was there. However, Anderson’s cousin, Devil Anse Hatfield, was in the thick of t...

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Fox convicted in 2012 rape of 18-year-old

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Lewis Center man was convicted Thursday in Delaware County Common Pleas Court on six counts related to the 2012 rape of an 18-year-old man.Larry Fox, 46, was convicted of two counts of rape, one count of abduction and three counts of kidnapping stemming from the Oct. 16, 2012, incident at the Worthington Arms mobile home park.Fox’s uncle, Harry Fox, 63, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and...

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Solid offense, dominant defense boost Braves

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comAnthony Golden rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown, Chris Crumb scored on a pair of powerful runs and Drew Batt hauled in seven passes covering 171 yards as Olentangy rolled to a season-opening 38-6 win over visiting Westerville South Friday in Lewis Center.Junior quarterback Deeb Haber had an efficient night through the air, completing 16 of his 27 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown.The game was never really i...

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Second-half surge lifts Big Walnut to win

By Michael RichGazette InternBig Walnut overcame a one point halftime deficit to defeat Mansfield Senior 33-21 on Friday night at Golden Eagle Stadium.Jordan Wall rushed for two touchdowns in the first half and threw for one in the third quarter that put the Golden Eagles up 19-14. They never trailed again.Brayden Shepherd scampered 24 yards with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter to give Big Walnut a 26-14 lead.Mansfield Senior quarterback ...

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Liberty cruises in opener

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comTalk about starting fast …Liberty set the tone early, parlaying a 28-0 first-quarter advantage into a convincing 38-0 season-opening win over host Orange Friday night in Lewis Center.After the teams traded possessions through the opening half of the first, the Patriots (1-0) took charge when quarterback Alex Lando connected with Will Fowler for a 35-yard scoring strike with 6:40 to play in the quarter. Scot...

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Challenging the old shelter model

By Laura FinleySince the first shelter for domestic violence victims was opened in 1973 in St. Paul, Minnesota, countless women and children (and a few men) have benefited from the chance to flee abusers to a safe location. It is important to recognize the four decades of assistance that has been provided by these shelters; yet at the same time, I wonder if perhaps time has come to move away from that model of service for domestic violence.

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Marysville runs sink Liberty

By ERIC CLINESports WriterEvery sport is a game of runs, in one way or another. Unfortunately for the Liberty girls volleyball team, runs cost them dearly.The Patriots played tough with the visiting Marysville Monarchs, but Marysville made key runs in all three games and finished with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-15 Ohio Capital Conference Central Division win Thursday night at Liberty High School.Liberty (3-2, 2-1 OCC Central) seemed to be the aggressor earl...

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Thursday’s scores

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comBOYS SOCCERBuckeye Valley cruised to its second straight win to start the season, blanking visiting Marion Harding 6-0 Thursday afternoon.The Barons (2-0-0) all but ended things before spectators even settled into their seats, putting three goals on the board in the game’s first 10 minutes.Sam Scharff scored off a feed from Nathan Chwalik in the second minute, Zach Fathbruckner m...

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Letters to the editor

To the Editor:I would like to thank Mr. (Tony) Marconi for his recent heartfelt critique of me. The patron saint of his beloved progressive liberal Democrat Party, Harry Reid, could not have better demonstrated how they fear real debate, and will use such tactics to avoid it. They do so because they know their agenda cannot be defended by anyone but the politically uninformed, who only hear their false promises, and pay no heed to the results of their past actions, or their effect ...

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‘Golf is for a lifetime’

To the editor:Don’t let it happen! The Wednesday, Aug. 27, front-page headline “Youth golf outing in jeopardy” was like a kick in the stomach to me. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles and just good friends need to take to heart what the loss of the Little Brown Jug Junior Golf Classic can mean to the future Arnold Palmers and Tiger Woods in our community.I realize kids are overloaded with alternatives to golf – soccer, tennis, cross country, etc. – b...

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Once in doubt, All Horse Parade is a go

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Delaware tradition for nearly three decades, the All Horse Parade is a sure sign that the Delaware County Fair is just around the corner.But when Hiram Masonic Lodge withdrew its sponsorship of the event after 15 years, organizers worried the 2014 edition of the parade would would not come to fruition.As parade officials scrambled to find new sponsors to help cover the cost of the $14,000 event, organize...

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