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Patriots survive in shootout

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By Eric ClineSports WriterLiberty boys soccer coach Rick Collins said it best, telling his Patriots after their Division I Central District semifinal, “Thomas Worthington always gives us problems.”The visiting Cardinals did that and did it well Wednesday night at Patriot Stadium, getting the tying goal early in the second half and forcing two overtimes, but the Patriots took command in the shootout that followed, earning a 2-1 victory and a trip to another district championship.

 

Husted deserves ‘re-election’

To the editor:I am writing to encourage everyone in Delaware County to vote for current Secretary of State, Jon Husted, this November.He is up for re-election and I am proud to support his candidacy for a litany of reasons.As Secretary of State, Husted has worked to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. He fought to ensure all Ohioans have the same opportunity to vote no matter where they live.Husted was the first Secretary of State to send every ...

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Man indicted on drug charges

Staff ReportA Delaware County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a Delaware man accused of selling a new illegal drug that caused several local teen-agers to be hospitalized.Issa Alahmad, 48, of Delaware, was indicted after an investigation by the Delaware County Drug Task Force led to his arrest on Oct. 22. An arraignment has been set for 10:30 a.m. today in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.Alahmad is charged with trafficking in drugs,...

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Trash and recycling bid wins townships an award

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThree Delaware County townships have been recognized for their collaborative efforts to save their taxpayers millions of dollars.The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission awarded Genoa, Liberty and Orange township with its Green Collaborative Achievement Award for their efforts to create a joint recycling and waste collection contract that will provide millions in savings.“We’ve been saying for...

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The Key to his legal career

“Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’”– F. Key“We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

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Preservation Parks schedules upcoming programs

Preservation Parks of Delaware County has announced these upcoming programs:• Sunday, Oct. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. “Trick or Treat Trail.” Kids can come in costume to collect treats along the Acorn Trail, decorate a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and visit the adjacent Gallant Farm. Free. Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road.• Monday, Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m. “Golden Marathon.” Join us for a 1- to 2-mile walk for older adults. Oak Grove Ceme...

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Food donations sought at football game

People In Need Inc. of Delaware County is asking those who are attending Friday’s Hayes High School football game to bring a donation of canned or boxed food to help stock the People In Need food pantry.Volunteers will be on hand until 7:30 p.m. to accept donations at the gate.For more information, call 740-972-6507.

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Clase resigns party position

The Delaware County Republican Party’s Central Committee met for the first time Wednesday since two of its top officials have gotten into legal trouble.One survived the meeting. The other did not.Executive Committee Vice Chairman Joe Clase offered his resignation for “time commitment and family reasons,” according to Jim Schuck, chairman of the party.Clase was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing after a woman ca...

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Halloween party slated for Saturday at Mingo

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comYour little ghosts and goblins can dress up and get additional treats this weekend at Delaware’s annual Halloween party – from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Mingo Park, 500 E. Lincoln Ave.“Come out and get a pumpkin. It’s always a great time,” said Roger Hanafin, the youth, teen and family program director at the Delaware Community Center YMCA, which will put on the event. “We expect anywhere ...

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County OKs vets memorial funding

By Dustin Ensinerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA plan to create a veterans memorial in Delaware received a boost from Delaware County commissioners Thursday.In a 2-1 vote, commissioners approved a measure that will allow the county to donate $50,000 toward the project.Commissioner Ken O’Brien voted against the measure. He said he would be willing to donate $25,000 toward the project, as the resolution originally read.“I am in supp...

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We are called to live in faith and trust, not in fear

Haunted houses, fright nights, graveyard tours, horror movies. This month is one in which we hear a lot about fear. Yet Halloween fun and fright is different than the fear which the world presents to us.Fear is all over the evening news, the morning news, the 3 a.m. news, the talk shows, the story lines in television dramas. Fear is spread through Facebook, Twitter, even Comedy Central. Even as the news carries important information, it is often raised from an issue to be aware of ...

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Cute critters can cause calamity

Those darn squirrels … they can sure be fun to watch, but so blasted aggravating! They dug up my tulip bulbs — again! Each year, I say I’m not going to spend any more money buying tulip bulbs but, as I plan for the upcoming year’s landscape, I once again find myself ordering more tulip bulbs, only to entertain the squirrels.If losing tulip bulbs isn’t enough, one early spring, a skunk took up residence under my deck, mated and had her babies. Mama skun...

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‘Something has got to be done’

When will the school districts realize that renewing levies or increasing taxes is no longer an option? They don’t seem to have the best interest of the public in mind.In The Delaware Gazette on Sept. 12, Delaware City Schools Treasurer Melissa Lee was quoted as saying that the tax burden on residents is $86.34 per $100,000 of property value. The majority of the taxpayers are senior citizens living on a fixed income or they are families already struggling to make ends meet be...

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‘I question the priorities of this board’

To the editor:For the past six years, I have been a member of the finance committee for the Buckeye Valley Schools, and I would like this district to know the dire financial situation this district is facing if we vote to re-open the North elementary.

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Gahanna trips Orange in shootout

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comIt was a heartbreaking finish for the Olentangy Orange Pioneers, falling 1-0 in a shootout at Gahanna Lincoln on Wednesday night.The Lions outscored the Pioneers 3-2 in the shootout to advance to Saturday’s Division I district finals.Cole Popelas, Nas Chrisoff and Brad Leonard scored in the shootout period for Gahanna after all three beat the goalie to the left corner.Isaac Arefi and Jack Broo...

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County seeks to fill Comstock’s post

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comDelaware County could soon take the first step toward filling the position left vacant by former Economic Development Director Gus Comstock’s firing last month.County commissioners are debating the language of a resolution establishing an updated job description for the position.Commissioners say one of their top priorities is more collaboration between the economic development department and other c...

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Opposing sides make final pitch on BV bond issue

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBusing costs are likely to remain the same but most travel times will decrease if voters approve a $26.5 million bond issue on Nov. 4 that will allow Buckeye Valley to reopen North Elementary, according to Superintendent Andy Miller.Just two weeks before voters decide the fate of the bond measure, Miller laid out a time line for the renovations, gave a cursory overview of how the district will be divided between thre...

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‘Generosity’ awards handed out

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comFour winners were honored at the Delaware County Foundation’s second annual “Evening of Generosity” awards presentation recently.The winners, announced Oct. 16 at the North Point Conference Center in Lewis Center, were:

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