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Sectionline Aqua seeking victory in Jugette

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By Conor GoldenFor the GazetteThe locally owned and homebred Sectionline Aqua is looking for Jugette glory as she takes on a field of eight in the second of three eliminations for the $298,100 Jugette for three-year-old filly pacers this afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.The Major In Art-Aquatic Yankee filly is owned by Harold Lee and Harold L Bauder of Delaware, and Michael Dixon of Hilliard. Steve Bauder, who recently moved back to his hometown of Delaware after residing in Chicago for a few years, trains the filly.

 

Young guns take aim at Jug

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comDespite all its history, complete with a vault of memory-making moments as rich as the purses themselves, today’s Little Brown Jug is all about firsts.Three of Ohio’s young guns — drivers Aaron Merriman, Chris Page and Tyler Smith — will be making their first Jug start. Trainer Casie Coleman, meanwhile, a Jug veteran who has McWicked in this year’s race, will try to make it three in a row. If M...

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Candidates team up for voter registration drive

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBipartisanship appears to be dead on the national level, but it seems to be alive and well in Delaware CountyDemocrat Jacob Fathbruckner and Republican Barb Lewis, who will square off on Nov. 4 in the race to replace retiring Delaware County Commissioner Dennis Stapleton, have organized a joint voter registration drive.“It’s not like we are different species,” Fathbruckner said. “We...

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Man’s body found in Hoover Reservoir

Staff ReportWESTERVILLE — Blendon Township police say a man whose body was pulled from Hoover Reservoir was identified Wednesday.Trilochan S. Luthra, 70, of Blacklick, was positively identified by police and forensic investigators from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.Luthra’s body was found by a fisherman just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, near the Walnut Boat Ramp at Hoover Reservoir in Blendon Township, south of the Delaware County line. Medic...

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New wildlife officer reviews hunting-law changes

Ohio’s 2014-15 hunting season is well underway. Kickoff began Sept. 1 with the dove, early goose and squirrel season opener.The following weekend of Sept. 6 also brought many sportsmen and women into the field to enjoy the first day of early teal season. As the new state wildlife officer for Delaware County, I’d like to introduce myself and review a few of the upcoming changes for this fall.

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Business owner wants raise breast-cancer awareness among young women

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Powell business owner has gotten creative in her effort to help a young woman battling Stage 3 breast cancer.Stefanie Fox, owner of Canvas Salon & Skin Bar, has organized “Paint Out Cancer” to help 28-year-old Amber Burg cover medical expenses associated with her treatment.Seven times during October, Party Studio in Worthington will donate half of every $40 admission fee to those who pre-regi...

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Delaware wants more ‘sister’ cities

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDelaware wants to expand its sister city relationships in the coming year to at least four cities in Germany, Japan, Peru and Russia.Last year, the local Sister City Advisory Board was formed to help develop Delaware’s sister city program.The board is considering proposals for sister city relationships in Arequipa, Peru, and Sakata, Japan. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru, with a population of m...

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Stillwagon plans third lawsuit against police

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon said he plans to file a third lawsuit against Delaware police.In a press release sent Tuesday, Stillwagon said he sustained injuries from police using excessive force. He said he will file a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Delaware police officers and detectives who, he said, were involved in his case.Stillwagon, a former Ohio State football standout, was tried in 2013 for felonious assault with...

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Opponents of Powell development take second case to Ohio Supreme Court

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comOpponents of a proposed downtown Powell development have taken a second case to the state’s highest court.A group of city residents have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to force the Delaware County Board of Elections to place two separate measures that would block the development on the Nov. 4 ballot.The board of elections ruled last month that the measures – an initiative and referendum both desi...

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City ready to partner with Berkshire Twp.

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comDelaware city officials say they plan to move forward on a partnership with Berkshire Township – with or without the participation of the village of Sunbury.The three entities have been negotiating a complex package of revenue-producing mechanisms related to the construction of a Berkshire Township outlet mall just off the southeastern quadrant of the Interstate 71 interchange at Ohio 37-U.S. 36.But ...

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Liberty girls soccer continues to dominate

By Eric ClineSports WriterIf you checked the stats before heading to Liberty High School for the girls soccer match against Westland Tuesday night, you were likely not surprised by what happened in the match.The Patriots dominated the game from start to finish, closing with a 13-0 Ohio Capital Conference Central Division win over the visiting Cougars — a result most expected.

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Liberty drops Olentangy in non-league clash

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comLiberty’s girls tennis team picked up an impressive non-league win over rival Olentangy Tuesday in Powell, sweeping the doubles courts while taking two of three in singles action to earn a 4-1 decision.Patriot winners included Alexia Meyer, who knocked off Bri Brdicka 6-1, 6-3 at first singles; Sydney Setnar, who beat the Braves’ Namrata Arya 6-0, 6-0 at third singles; Anna Delaney and Lizzie Radkiewicz, who tea...

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Honey B cruises in OBC

By Jay WolfFor the GazetteHoney B and Kyle Ater scored a convincing victory in the $74,625 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair.As the field of six was sent on their way, Honey B yielded to the fast leaving I’d Rather Walk (Kayne Kauffman). Ater retook the lead past the quarter in :29.3. Honey B was unchallenged at the half in 1:00.2 and three-quarters in 1:30.2. Josh Sutton sent Like Old Ti...

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Progress shown on state report cards

Staff ReportThe latest school district report cards have been released by the state and all four Delaware County districts showed progress from 2013.Here’s a summary of how Delaware County districts performed:Delaware City SchoolsDelaware City Schools received high scores on the performance index and overall “value-added,” but fell short on value-added for gifted students.Delaware school...

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Stillwagon files third lawsuit

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon announced today that he plans to file a third lawsuit against the Delaware police.In a press release sent Tuesday, Stillwagon said he sustained injuries from police using excessive force. He will file a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Delaware police officers and detectives who, he said, were involved in his case.Stillwagon, a former Ohio State football standout, was tried in 2013 for felonious ...

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‘Creating Patriotism Week doesn’t make us patriotic’

I commend State Rep. Andy Brenner for his interest in patriotism. However, if he’s serious about promoting it, his proposed legislation must provide real substance to prompt significant results.There’s nothing terribly wrong with his plan to declare a special week to remember 9/11, but it denies Americans’ ability to do so on their own. By its sheer enormity, those dastardly, cowardly attacks require no contrived celebration to help people remember.

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Columbus Zoo welcomes baby bonobo

Staff ReportThe Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s bonobo family got a little bigger on Sunday with the birth of a baby.The baby, whose sex is still unknown, is the 14th bonobo born at the zoo in Powell since it received its first bonobos in 1990 in conjunction with the Species Survival Plan for this endangered ape.This is the fourth baby for mother “Ana Neema” who is caring for the newborn in the company of the other bonobos in her group. Bonobos l...

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Let’s wait and see about ISIS plan

To the editor:We’ll see! After much pressure from Congress and the citizens he has pledged to protect, President Barack Obama appears to understand what all of us have known for months: The vicious killers ISIS must be exterminated.His last speech sounded aggressive and bold. We’ll have to wait and see if his actions match his rhetoric.I believe it’s more than appropriate to pray for the president to follow through on his promises....

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