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Drug Free Delaware pushes for new DEA rules

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By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comA box placed in Buehler’s Fresh Foods for 10 weeks this spring may have changed the future of how unused and unwanted medications are collected in Delaware — and around the country.Drug drop-off boxes are seen around the state and county in law enforcement offices. Delaware County has four such mailbox-like receptacles.“Statistics show that about 70 percent of the meds that are abused or misused come from friends or family,” said Kenton Beachy, Chief Operating Officer of Recovery & Prevention Resources of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. “The drop boxes are designed to get those medications out of peoples homes, out of the medicine cabinet and off the streets.”

 

Bishops’ Herman in field for AFCA Good Works Award

Ohio Wesleyan senior running back Kevin Herman is one of a record number of nominations for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, it was recently announced by Allstate and the AFCA.Herman was a versatile offensive threat for the Bishops last season as he led the squad in rushing with 414 yards and was the team’s fifth-leading receiver with 30 grabs. He was a standout on special teams, too, leading the North Coast Athletic Conference with 22 punt returns on his way to honorable m...

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Ohio Machine taking playoff attitude to Rochester

The Ohio Machine will look to make it four straight wins and move one game closer to its first-ever playoff appearance when it visits the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday.Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The game can be seen live on the MLL YouTube Network.A win against Rochester would help the Machine control its own playoff destiny. Machine Head Coach Bear Davis said his team is already treating the end of the season like the ...

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Thursday shooting leads to two arrests

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comTwo people were taken into custody following a Thursday morning shooting incident at Alum Creek State Park.Bryan C. Hoff, 34, and Amber J. Hoff, 29, both of Columbus, were arrested after the shooting that resulted in no injuries.Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the parks camping area at 9:17 a.m. on reports of a shot fired.According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s O...

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Annual veterans dinner set to take place during fair

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comPlanning is underway for the 3rd annual “Operation: Forever Grateful” event, an evening of dinner and entertainment to honor local veterans.The event has moved from under the auspices of the Delaware County Agricultural Society to a sponsorship event, leaving organizer Harold Wolford to ask the Delaware County commissioners for a donation of $4,000.“That’s the major portion of my fu...

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Ohio’s Harrison joins Fathead MLL lineup

Good news Machine fans, Major League Lacrosse and Fathead announced earlier this week they will be adding three players to the REAL.BIG. wall graphic roster, one of which is no other than Ohio midfielder Kyle Harrison.Harrison, a fan favorite among the Selby Stadium regulars, has made four MLL All-Star games since being drafted as the first overall pick in 2005. After a three-year break from the league, Harrison has 21 goals in just 10 games this season.Getting morphed i...

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MacKenzie on watch list

Ohio Wesleyan University senior Miles MacKenzie, the best kicker in OWU history, has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Fred Mitchell Award, it was announced Wednesday.He was a finalist for the award in 2012, when he led NCAA Division III players in field goals (1.8/game) and finished third nationally in kick scoring (8.3 points/game). He also set North Coast Athletic Conference records for field goals in a game (5) and season (18), and was all over the postseason award list...

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County resident to be honored for long ag education career

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA longtime teacher and Delaware County resident is set to be honored for his long career in agricultural education.John Watkins, who lives near Radnor, will be inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Council Hall of Fame on Aug. 1.“I was shocked,” he said of learning of his induction. “I was very surprised, but very appreciative and thankful.”Watkins was born and raised in De...

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Local clubs help vets

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comAging veterans of World War II will get a chance to visit the Washington, D.C. memorial dedicated to their sacrifices thanks to the partnership of two local organizations.Local motorcycle club Satin and Steel and Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) #376 in Delaware recently teamed up to donate more than $10,000 to Honor Flights, an organization that flies aging World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. at no charge....

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Hayes’ Godfrey finishes 8th at Optimist International Championships

Delaware Hayes’ Grant Godfrey was on fire over three-plus rounds of golf, parlaying his solid play into a top-10 finish at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (boys’ 16-18 division) Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.Godfrey finished eighth among the 141 golfers, representing 26 different countries, in action — quite an improvement over last year’s 40th-place performance. He carded a four-day total of 289 (+1), just one shot out of fourth place...

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Busy weekend ahead

There’s nothing like a busy week, in this case a stretch featuring a pair of races in the span of just two days, to help a young driver speed up his learning curve.It’s exactly what Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Cody Coughlin is looking at, as the 18-year-old, with last Friday’s 11th-place showing in Indianapolis firmly in his rear view mirror, will be competing in two different cars at two different race tracks in two different states later this week....

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Local group looks to influence climate debate

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comDespite living in one of the most politically conservative counties in the state, a group of about a dozen Delaware County residents have banded together to try and combat climate change.The group has formed a local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a carbon tax.“The purpose of the group is to promote a tax on carbon at the source and...

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Green Meadows Extension Ok’ed

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comAn Orange Township road project over a decade in the making received final approval Monday.The Delaware County commissioners voted unanimously at their meeting Monday to award a nearly $1 million contract to Trucco Construction Company for the long-planned extension of Green Meadows Drive.The project calls for the roadway to be extended half a mile north and to intersect with Orangepointe Drive....

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The Delaware Gazette print edition has new look

The print edition of The Delaware Gazette now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Coughlin clinches Countdown birth

Reigning Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. fell one round short of the finals, but his strong semifinal showing Sunday in Sonoma was more than enough to punch his ticket to this year’s six-race Countdown to the Championship, which starts in mid-September.“It wasn’t a bad weekend at all; actually it was a very good weekend,” Coughlin said in a release published on the team’s official website. ” We made it to the semifinals, which was better than...

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Blast from the Past

This 1978 Chevrolet Camaro, owned by Kelly Cox of Centerburg, was on view at the 21st annual Blast from the Past car show in downtown Delaware on July 26.This 1912 Ford C-Cab Delivery, owned by Hans Peterson of Delaware, was on view at the 21st annual Blast from the Past car show in downtown Delaware on July 26. Peterson said the V-12 engine is from a 1942 Lincoln, and the restoration was a father-son projectThis was the view from the middle of Sandusky Street at the 21s...

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County 4-H at State Fair

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County 4-H is well represented in non-livestock projects at this year’s Ohio State Fair.“Most of the kids started working on these projects in the spring,” said Amy Barr, Delaware County Extension 4-H Program Assistant. “The ones that have them ready to go, and we’re able to be judging in the summer, have this opportunity to qualify for the state fair.”Barr said t...

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Ohio outlasts Denver in OT

Those in attendance for the showdown between the Machine and the visiting Outlaws are quite possibly still trying to catch their breath, as Ohio outlasted Denver 23-22 in overtime Saturday at Selby Stadium.The win, this time of the come-from-behind variety, was the team’s second straight OT victory in as many weeks.Trailing 22-21 with just more than two minutes to play, Machine (6-6) attackman Marcus Holman poured in the equalizer, his fifth goal of the game. Then,...

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