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Hayden Mays has already made quite a name for himself within Ohio motocross circles. Now, at the ripe old age of seven, he’s ready to burst onto the national stage.A soon-to-be first grader at Buckeye Valley West Elementary School, Mays recently qualified for the American Motorcyclist Association’s Amateur National Motocross Championship — an event set for Monday through Saturday at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The national championship will be comprised of three 15-minute motos held throughout the week, with the combined results determining the winner.


Meghan and Kelly Coughlin lead family’s race weekend at National Trail

Sisters Meghan and Kelly Coughlin made quite a splash during the Buckeye Fuel Wars Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event over the weekend at National Trail Raceway, as both nabbed semifinal finishes while competing for the first time in their respective categories.Meghan, competing in Friday night’s Moser Shootout, drove her uncle Jeg Coughlin’s Chevy II wagon in the Super Street category. Racing for the first time in nearly two decades, when she competed in a Junior Drags...

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Bishops’ White receives NABC honors

Ohio Wesleyan senior guard Dre White was named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, it was recently announced by the NABC.The recognition stems from his all-around solid showing as a student-athlete as one must be a junior or senior and a varsity men’s basketball player, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher at the close of the 2013-14 academic year, have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and atten...

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Coughlin pleased with team after Denver final

Although Sunday’s final-round loss to teammate Allen Johnson during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway wasn’t exactly the result he was hoping for, Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. didn’t have any complaints about the performance of his Dodge team.The final round wasn’t even on his radar Friday afternoon, as Coughlin was left outside the top 12.

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Cutest Kid

Hayden Baughman, son of Jim and Julie Baughman, was the top vote-getter in the Delaware Gazette’s online Cutest Kid contest. He is shown here with, from left, Ana Babiasz, president-CEO of contest sponsor Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan Association, Carolyn Jone...

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‘H2OWU’ theme for 30th Sagan Colloquium

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comOhio Wesleyan University’s 30th annual Sagan National Colloquium explores “H2OWU: Water in Our World.”“We invite the public to come, listen, and be involved in discussions about water,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “There are so many different issues involving water and its importance to the planet. We do look at it from so many ...

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Machine slips past Hounds in OT

Ohio midfielder Tom Schreiber played the role of hero Saturday at Selby Stadium, scoring five minutes into overtime to give the Machine a thrilling 13-12 win over the visiting Charlotte Hounds.The battle was as pivotal as it was heart-pounding, moving Ohio into a fourth-place tie in the league standings. The game marked the Machine’s second-ever overtime matchup and first overtime win. It was also the first-ever overtime MLL game at Selby Stadium.The Machine, up 12...

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Pool at Mingo to be deepened

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDelaware City Council recently agreed to increase the depth of the Jack Florance Pool at Mingo Park after Labor Day.The project would increase the depth of the west end of the competition pool near the starting blocks from four feet to seven feet to address safety concerns.According to the legislation, “it has been determined that the pool depth at the Jack Florance Swimmi...

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Clothing give away scheduled for Aug. 2

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA group of Delaware County churches has once again banded together to help clothe the needy.SideBySide – an organization comprising members of Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, Harlem Road United Methodist Church, Galena United Methodist Church and New Albany United Methodist Church – is once again holding a clothing giveaway.Gently used clothing a...

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Picnic with the Cops returns to August First Friday

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comAt Delaware’s August First Friday, Delaware Police officers and Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies will be out in a show of force of fun.The Delaware Police Department and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Main Street Delaware, will host Picnic with the Cops from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Delaware.The event, now several years in the running, ...

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Machine to host girls tournament at Selby

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comToday’s Ohio Machine game at Shelby Stadium has implications, not just for the playoffs, but also for the growth of the game and sustainability.At noon, six youth girls lacrosse teams from across Ohio will take part in the inaugural Team Esteem Tournament presented by Donatos.

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OWU receives $1.625 million donation

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comAn anonymous alumni donor recently donated $1.625 million over five years to support Ohio Wesleyan University’s athletics program.“It’s a great testament to the loyalty that our folks have to the different Battling Bishops sports teams,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “This one will especially benefit the men’s lacrosse team and al...

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Practice common sense conservation

After church one Sunday, a friend told me he enjoyed reading about conservation issues, but doesn’t farm or own a large tract of land, and he wanted to know what he could do to be more of a conservationist. While not humorous like Dave Letterman’s top 10 lists, I have compiled a top 10 list of easy to achieve conservation practices that everyone can do at home to help protect our valuable natural resources.10. Keep your soil under cover – Anytime you have bare soi...

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Unknown plants enamor gardeners

Finding a gift for a gardener is hardly a task at all.I have yet to meet a gardener who is not enamored with plants unknown. Some are delighted by far away specimens from exotic climates; others are intrigued by unfamiliar natives seen underfoot or along the road. Any non-gardener who hangs around sees first-hand the tireless questioning and absurd detail that can come about from one seemingly mundane plant. Essentially, gardeners are explorers. Explorers cannot be expected to focu...

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Rain delays work at Ecological Center

The heavy rains, intermittent showers, and off target weather forecasts, have yet again prevented cultivation, planting, harvesting and haying during the past month at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road.The hay fields thrive on the warmth and moisture and growth has been abundant. In order to get the first cutting of hay off the fields and allow the second cutting to grow, Farmer Jeff arranged for an outfit in Coshocton to travel to Stratford to wet bale and make haylage. ...

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Library website adds cool new features

Delaware County District Library has added some cool new features to its website and catalog to help you get the most out of your Library experience.We know that customers are always curious about what to read next, and while our knowledgeable librarians are always eager to help you choose your next book, we have added a feature to the catalog so you can find your “what’s next” book, too.

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Reigning world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. leads powerful Mopar contingent into Denver

There’s nothing like a room full of trophies to give a driver confidence heading into a big-time event.Five-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.certainly has plenty of those, with two titles and four overall final-round appearances at Bandimere’s Thunder Mountain alone, the facility which will host this weekend’s 35th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals.

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Hayes’ Godfrey wins 3rd tourney of summer

Grant Godfrey, a soon-to-be junior at Delaware Hayes High School, won his third tournament of the summer Thursday, coming from three shots back to win the COGA (Central Ohio Golf Association) two-day tournament at Turnberry golf course.Godfrey was pleased with the way he played, but, despite taking home the championship plaque at the end of the day, said there was room for improvement.“I think I did a good job scoring,” he said. “I made four birdies eac...

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