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Eagles run away from Pioneers late

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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.


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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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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Galion trips BV

Staff reportsBuckeye Valley’s defense had its moments, but visiting Galion scored on each of its first two plays of the game to set the tone in what the Tigers turned into a lopsided 32-0 non-league win Friday in Delaware.The Barons’ best offensive play was the kickoff return, as they set up shop at their own 40 and near midfield thanks to back-t0-back solid returns by Gabe Miller and Gavin Terry early in the opening quarter.The offense did nothing...

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Imagination Gardens open house Sunday

Do you want to see a Cyclops? Touch a dragon? Then head down to the open house at the Imagination Gardens at Delaware County District Library’s Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.The open house will be held rain or shine since the gardens are clearly and deliberately visible through huge glass windows on the north side of the branch.The open house will feature appearances by artists Dale Johnson, Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin who will be pr...

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Olentangy rolls past Big Walnut

Staff reportsThe Big Walnut Golden Eagles ran into a buzzsaw on Friday night as the visiting Olentangy Braves looked as good as advertised, maybe even better, in a 49-7 win in the OCC-Capital Division opener for both teams.Jerren Williams returned the opening kickoff 100 yards to break the scoring seal … and the rout was on. Senior running back Anthony Golden rushed for a pair of first-half touchdowns, including one from nine yards out that gave Olentangy (4-0, 1-0...

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Perley plays musical saw, roots rock

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comToday is not only the last day of the Delaware County Fair, but it’s also the county fair debut of a local group on the rise – Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons.“We have this song called ‘County Fair,’ and it will be cool to play that at a county fair,” Perley said Friday from her Columbus home. “This is our first county fair.”The current quartet — Perl...

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Months of work go into Junior Fair

By Michael RichFor The GazetteThe Junior Fair isn’t just a Delaware County Fair tradition. It’s part of Delaware history.Ohio started the roots of the 4-H organization and Ashley claims the first junior fair in the country at the Ashley Fair’s short run from 1923 to 1949. It didn’t take long for the Delaware County Fair to adopt a junior fair into its programming.

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Driver in fatal accident may have been asleep

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comState troopers say they are investigating whether a driver who lost control of his car, leading to the deaths of two Marion residents Thursday, was asleep when the accident occurred.Lyman Leathers, 85, of Delaware, told both a witness and state troopers that he fell asleep at the wheel, troopers say.John Schade, 49, and Lisa Schade, 51, were thrown from their Honda motorcycle after colliding with Leathers who, troo...

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‘Smiley’ passes away at the zoo

Staff ReportThe Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is mourning the loss of Smiley, a male white-handed gibbon, who died Friday in veterinary care.Smiley lived to be 46 years old, greatly exceeding the life expectancy for this species. The median life expectancy for male white-handed gibbons in zoos is 16.6 years, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Smiley had been under veterinary care for age-related kidney and liver deterioration.

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Machine’s Greg Bice announces retirement

Staff reportsAfter 11 seasons in Major League Lacrosse, Machine defenseman and team captain Greg Bice has formally announced his retirement.“There were a lot of things that went into my decision, but the number one thing for me was my family,” Bice said. “My wife has always been really supportive throughout the years and would continue to be supportive moving forward. Having my son grow up, I want to make sure that I am there for him and that I’m ...

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OWU hopes to score Browns’ camp

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comImagine if the Cleveland Browns held their summer training camp here in Delaware. It could happen.The city of Delaware’s website announced Friday that the city would assist Ohio Wesleyan University in its bid to be the Browns’ new summer home.“It’s something we’re looking at,” said OWU spokesman Will Kopp. “It’s an interesting opportunity, and we’re exploring...

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New business plans to deliver

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDelaware Delivery, a new restaurant delivery service, will open in Delaware on Tuesday.Lisa Encracion, who co-owns Delaware Delivery with her husband, James Encracion, said they started the business when they noticed that the only restaurant deliveries here were for pizza and Chinese food.For starters, Delaware Delivery will bring customers food orders over $10 from BW3, Chipotle, El Vaquero and Old Bag of Nails...

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Family Weekend underway at OWU

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comHundreds of parents are at Ohio Wesleyan University to take part in the university’s annual “Family Weekend,” which runs through Sunday.“We’re about a month into the academic year, so it’s a good time for families who live close to see their student and take another look at the campus,” said OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher.Although the origins of Family Weekend are obscure, H...

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Mandel: Bring back shop class

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comOhio Treasurer Josh Mandel said the state needs to put a greater emphasis on vocational training for young people during a Friday stop at V & P Hydraulic Products in Delaware.Mandel, who faces Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Montgomery, in the Nov. 4 election, said manufacturing is the backbone of the nation’s economy.“If we’re going to be strong as a country, we have to make things,” he tol...

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Galena couple sentenced in child endangerment case

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comA Galena couple has been sentenced after being convicted of child endangering.Jessica Smith, 27, and her husband, Michael Smith II, 35, were indicted in May following a referral to Job and Family Services after Jessica Smith’s son was transported to St. Anne’s emergency room due to life-threatening injuries. The child was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for emergency surgery due to ...

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Victims in fatal accident identified

Staff ReportState troopers have identified the victims of Thursday’s traffic accident that took the lives of two Marion residents on U.S. 23 in Delaware County.Dead are John Schade, 49, of Marion and Lisa Schade, 51, also of Marion.The accident occurred at 1:55 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 23 near Troutman Road in Troy Township.Lyman Leathers, 85, of Delaware, was driving a 2007 Toyota Prius south on U.S. 23 when he struck the median and crossed into...

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