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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.


Habitat dedicates 50th home

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comIt’s not unusual for a new homeowner to be welcomed into the Delaware community. However, Christopher Shelly’s housewarming party was different – his home was the 50th built by Delaware County Habitat for Humanity.Friends, family and even city officials gathered at the Shelly residence on Kurrley Street for the dedication Aug. 28. After an opening prayer, Shelly was given a certificate for earning 213 swe...

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Sports encounters can be criminal

“In the present case, physical contact was not an essential part of the racing of automobiles.”– Commonwealth v. Sostilio, 1949“This is a more complicated scenario. We’re assuming Stewart didn’t mean to do this, and yet a death resulted.”

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Police equipment not militaristic

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series by Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin and Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski, addressing the recent Ferguson, Mo., shooting incident and other law enforcement issues.By Bruce PijanowskiDelaware Police ChiefPolice militarization has been in news recently, and is an issue that has touched us locally with recent equipment acquisitions. In Delaware,...

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Artist talk Thursday at Wesleyan

Two Ohio Wesleyan University graduates will discuss their work at a free artist talk Thursday on campus.Jim Zivic (class of 1983) creates industrial-luxe furniture and flooring using steel, leather, coal and aluminum. His work has been collected by clients, including Lou Reed, Yves Saint Laurent, Yoji Yamamoto and Tom Ford.Chris Kahler (class of 1991) creates “unruly abstractions,” paintings that seem “to enact the elemental processes of birth, struggle...

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‘Show me why what you want is better’

To the editor:Wow, am I offended. I just moved to Delaware and read your paper for the first time.In the editorial section, you inform your readers of the rules for letters to the editor and then, right beside it, you allow Stefan Schemine to break those rules. His article insults and demeans Mr. (Tony) Marconi, the president of these United States and Democrats in general. He blasts the intelligence, integrity and intentions of so many people. It sure feels like hate an...

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OWU recognized for its ‘contribution to public good’

Ohio Wesleyan University is ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States for its “contribution to the public good,” according to Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings.OWU is one of only two Ohio schools listed among the top 50 liberal arts colleges.According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan’s No. 49 ranking is based on outcomes in three categories:Social mobility – recruiting and graduating ...

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EarthDance Delaware to hold sixth annual event Sept. 20

EarthDance, a “global peace party,” returns to Delaware Saturday, Sept. 20.It will run from 4 to 11 p.m. in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.Begun in 1997 as a way to unite the world through the universal platforms of dance and music, EarthDance has become the largest synchronized dance event in history, occurring in more than 300 locations in over 80 countries. Rising out of the global elect...

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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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