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Busy weekend ahead

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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.His marathon slate will start with the ARCA Racing Series Modspace 125 at Pocono Raceway (PA) on Friday afternoon before coming to a close at Columbus Motor Speedway for the ARCA/CRA Super Series JEGS Bud St. Amant 174 on Saturday night.

 

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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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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Weekend storms could be severe

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe National Weather Service is calling for thunderstorms this weekend.NWS-Wilmington said the exact timing for the storms is not yet known, but as of Friday, the best chance for severe storms begins tonight and continues through Sunday.“Delaware County EMA continues to monitor the impending weekend thunderstorms that could produce high winds and heavy rain,” said Delaware County Emergency Management Ag...

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Godfrey continues to shine

Delaware’s Grant Godfrey continued his dominant stretch Wednesday, winning the COGA Junior Tour event at Apple Valley for his fourth straight tourney win of the summer.The Hayes standout shot a 71 on the first day and a 70 on the second for a two-day total of 141. Dublin’s Camden Solomon finished second in the Boys’ 16-18 Division with a 147 (76, 71) while Utica’s Matt Simmons smoothed out the top three with a 148 (73, 75).The triumph was Godfrey&...

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Machine set for Outlaws

The Ohio Machine moved into a playoff spot with last weekend’s thrilling 13-12 overtime win over the Hounds. To stay in the mix, and potentially even strengthen its case for making its first-ever trip to the postseason, the team will have to knock off the league’s top dog, the Denver Outlaws, today at Selby Stadium.Despite falling to the Outlaws (8-3) in each of its last five tries, Machine (5-6) coach Bear Davis said his team is confident heading into the showdown. Den...

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ARNDTThomas Eldon Arndt passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, two weeks before his 70th birthday surrounded by his loving family at the Kobacker House after a brief stay. Tom was a lifelong resident of Powell, Ohio in Delaware County. He attended the neighborhood schools and graduated from Olentangy High School in 1962. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Sharon Brown, of Centerburg, Ohio. Together they raised two sons and lived on the same farm...

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DCSO considering body cameras

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is considering adding body-worn cameras to its arsenal of technology and will be testing them later this year.Sheriff Russ Martin said a meeting with TASER, the company known for the Taser weapon and producer of body cameras for law enforcement, was the catalyst for testing the technology in Delaware County. He said the meeting included several other law enforcement agencies, and tha...

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DCSO considering body cameras

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is considering adding body-worn cameras to its arsenal of technology and will be testing them later this year.Sheriff Russ Martin said a meeting with TASER, the company known for the Taser weapon and producer of body cameras for law enforcement, was the catalyst for testing the technology in Delaware County. He said the meeting included several other law enforcement agencies, and tha...

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DCSO considering body cameras

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is considering adding body-worn cameras to its arsenal of technology and will be testing them later this year.Sheriff Russ Martin said a meeting with TASER, the company known for the Taser weapon and producer of body cameras for law enforcement, was the catalyst for testing the technology in Delaware County. He said the meeting included several other law enforcement agencies, and tha...

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Racing toward the top

Hayden Mays has already made quite a name for himself within Ohio motocross circles. Now, at the ripe old age of seven, he’s ready to burst onto the national stage.A soon-to-be first grader at Buckeye Valley West Elementary School, Mays recently qualified for the American Motorcyclist Association’s Amateur National Motocross Championship — an event set for Monday through Saturday at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The national championship wil...

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Meghan and Kelly Coughlin lead family’s race weekend at National Trail

Sisters Meghan and Kelly Coughlin made quite a splash during the Buckeye Fuel Wars Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event over the weekend at National Trail Raceway, as both nabbed semifinal finishes while competing for the first time in their respective categories.Meghan, competing in Friday night’s Moser Shootout, drove her uncle Jeg Coughlin’s Chevy II wagon in the Super Street category. Racing for the first time in nearly two decades, when she competed in a Junior Drags...

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