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Orsini boosts Ohio Wesleyan

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Staff reportsSophomore quarterback Dominick Orsini (Massillon/Archbishop Hoban) had a hand in all 5 Ohio Wesleyan touchdowns as the Battling Bishops opened their North Coast Athletic Conference schedule with a 35-25 win over Kenyon on Saturday evening at Selby Stadium.Kenyon took an early lead, with the Lords holding the Bishops to a 3-and-out on the opening possession of the game, then driving down to a first down at the Ohio Wesleyan 23, thanks in part to a Jake Bates-to-Blake Calcei connection for 17 yards on thrd-and-7 from the Bishop 40. A third-down holding penalty moved Kenyon back to the Bishop 28, and after an incompletion, Szabi Simo converted a 45-yard field goal attempt for a 3-0 Kenyon lead.

 

Court rejects Powell ballot measures

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comVoters in the city of Powell will not have the opportunity to vote on two measures to stop a downtown development or a proposal to provide citizens with greater authority over the city’s comprehensive plan.The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday that none of the three measures were eligible for the Nov. 4 ballot.The court ruled that a proposed charter amendment, which would have created a resident-led co...

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Jessie and Jeff Blystone of Delaware; a girl, Jocelynn Blystone; born Sept. 16 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Births

Sherida Wilson and Kevin Hare of Marysville; a girl, Rylee Hare; born Sept. 20 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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City to eye dog park again

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDog owners could find out today whether Delaware will create a park specifically for their pets.Another discussion on possible dog park site recommendations are among the topics on the agenda for tonight’s Delaware City Council meeting.Council in August rejected down the first recommendation by a city “Dog Park Committee.” The committee had recommended Blue Limestone Park in the heart of the ci...

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OWU racks up honors

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comOhio Wesleyan University has recently received recognition in a number of publications, as well as earning a significant grant.For example, Forbes magazine ranks OWU as number 145 overall out of 650 schools nationwide in its seventh annual “America’s Top Colleges” issue. It placed sixth out of 31 Ohio schools, topping Ohio State University.The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 also listed OWU as amo...

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Farmers to see big tax hike

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThousands of Delaware County farmers are facing steep tax increases come 2015.An increase in the program known as Current Agricultural Use Value will impact about 2,200 landowners, many of whom could see their property tax bill increase by as much as 150 percent, according to Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa.“These values do not come from our appraisal staff,” said Kaitsa. “They are ...

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‘Flow of immigrants seems to be unending’

To the editor:I am an Italian, married to an American husband. I have lived in Ohio for 47 years. I have read The Gazette for 43 of those years and have always enjoyed the letters to the editor. Lately, (I have been) watching television news, all of them talking about immigration in the world. That is what made me want to express my opinion.

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Lunar eclipse on its way

Ah, the power of math. With it, we can predict with absolute certainty the course of many astronomical events. For example, on Oct. 8 at 5:18 a.m., a giant monster will begin to swallow the moon.The more scientifically minded will experience our second eclipse of the moon in six months as Earth passes directly between the sun and moon and our planet casts its shadow on the lunar surface.That Wednesday morning’s eclipse will be the second of four total lunar eclipse...

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Introducing a new look at local events

Not every subject we write about on our news pages is going to find its way onto the Editorial page, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to be mentioned here. So, starting this week, we’ll offer our selection of items that either get a “thumbs up” – something worthy of praise – or a “thumbs down,” because we think a little criticism is in order.With that in mind, here are this week’s “thumbs up” and &...

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A quiet close to the fair

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Fairground was quiet Saturday morning.After seven days filled with Junior Fair competitions and the Little Brown Jug, the eighth and final day of the fair had a slower pace.Most of the animals had either been sold at market or taken home. Only a few remained for open competitions, such as the dairy goat competition early in the morning.Heather Cade, 12, of Delaware, said she competed ...

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Liberty, Olentangy compete in Trojan Invitational

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy’s boys golf team fired a combined 330 while Liberty carded a 333 to finish fourth and fifth, respectively, at Saturday’s Trojan Invitational hosted by Findlay High School at the Findlay Country Club.Cincinnati Moeller won the event with a 311 while Dublin Coffman and Centerville smoothed out the top three with 327s.Jeff Darfus led the Braves with an 83 while Matthew Homza and Nick Scott fini...

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Wiles takes top honors at Friendship Invitational

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comClaire Wiles and Emma Bower continued their stellar seasons Saturday, finishing first and second, respectively, to help Liberty’s girls cross country team to the title at the Friendship Invitational in Cedarville.Wiles finished with the top overall time, crossing the finish line in 18:56.14. Bower, meanwhile, nabbed runner-up honors in 18:59.93. The Patriots’ Sarah Colvin also finished in the top 10, closing nin...

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Date night and a fondue supper

Hi to all of you.Summer is rapidly turning to autumn and we will soon be heading back home to Illinois. We have been staying with my husband’s family near Danville, Ohio, for the past several weeks. It is cooling off more during the night and the air has more of a fall feel. I’m looking forward to the winter months with a newborn baby. Lord willing. At the same time, I also enjoy fall weather. I especially enjoy picnics and camp-outs. I was delighted the other day when ...

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Taking a time out at the center

Here on the farm at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, we are happy that it has not rained every three days during the last month, like the majority of the summer. However, the weather still had the last word during the afternoon of our major fundraiser, “An Enchanted Evening,” on Aug. 16.We had completed the elegant table settings, hung the massive hanging basket of deep velvety red geraniums under the twinkling arbor, and arranged the lanterns and luminaries...

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Eagles run away from Pioneers late

By Eric ClineSports WriterThe Orange Pioneers have a good young offensive group, but a little inexperience can still bog things down a bit.Orange worked its offense well on both the run and the pass, but mistakes, penalties and a couple of critical turnovers helped the visiting New Albany Eagles post a 38-21 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division win Friday night at Pioneer Field.

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Lando, Patriots cruise past Comets

Staff reportsAlex Lando completed 29 of his 39 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown, Nick Durtschi ran for 134 yards and a TD and Jacob Wiseman hauled in 11 receptions covering 115 yards to go with a touchdown as the Patriots cruised past the host Comets 30-8 in Friday’s league opener.Lando opened the scoring with a five-yard TD run and, after the Liberty (3-1, 1-0 OCC) defense forced a safety, Lando found Ford Matthews from nine yards out to make ...

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Kilbourne blanks Hayes, 22-0

Staff reportsThe Pacers struggled to move the ball all night long, racking up just 133 yards of total offense during Friday’s 22-0 setback at the hands of the host Wolves in the conference opener for both teams.Hayes (1-3, 0-1 OCC) sophomore quarterback Cullen Moore completed four of his nine passes for 32 yards. Standout running back Ethan Tucky, meanwhile, was limited to just 44 yards in nine carries.Kilbourne (3-1, 1-0), ...

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