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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.


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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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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