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Eagles tame Lions 3-0

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By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comSydney Manns and the Big Walnut Golden Eagles continued their postseason push with a 3-0 Division II sectional final victory over the visiting Bexley Lions on a cold, rainy night Saturday in Sunbury.The win continues an undefeated streak of six games (4-0-2) for the Eagles.“I don’t want to say that this is a team of destiny,” Eagles coach Drew Pitzer said. “But there’s something special about this group. We were supposed to be in a rebuilding year and this group is sticking together and saying, ‘It can be our turn now and we don’t have to wait.’ So the attitude is perfect – they care about each other, they care about winning.”


Board should consider other options

I have never voted against a school bond issue in the past, but feel forced to do so on Nov. 4.The Buckeye Valley school board needs to understand the frustration they have caused by rushing to put this bond issue on the ballot without truly making an effort to ask the opinions of all the residents of the Buckeye Valley district. If they had conducted an open format survey, there would not be such an uprising of non-support for this particular bond issue from some of the most suppo...

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A school district divided

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comAnother ballot measure has deeply divided the Buckeye Valley Local School District community.A proposed $26.5 million bond issue has ignited a firestorm in the district as supporters and proponents on each side of the issue scramble for votes ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.Proponents of the bond issue, which would pay for renovation of the three elementary buildings in the district and allow for North Ele...

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$50K from county needed for vets memorial

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA $320,000 state grant for the construction of a veterans memorial hinges on securing another $50,000 in funding in the coming months.Delaware County commissioners have been asked to pony up.The $50,000 from the county would provide the $160,000 local match needed to secure the grant funding for a proposed Delaware Veterans Memorial Plaza, set to be located between the YMCA and the National Guard Training ...

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Be safe during eclipse

On Thursday, Oct. 23, we will see a partial eclipse of the sun – if the sky is clear. The eclipse begins at 5:46 p.m., so the sun will be very low, about 9 degrees up, on the west-southwestern horizon as the eclipse begins and the moon takes a tiny bite out of the right side of the solar disk.For reference, the angular distance from the horizon to straight overhead, which astronomers call the zenith, is 90 degrees. Therefore, in our case, the sun will be one-tenth the distanc...

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Good things can have a down side

To the editor:Good things often have a down side. A team wins a big one, but its star is injured. A company automation increases efficiency, but jobs are lost. A community gets needed rain, but a class picnic is spoiled.Sometimes the down side is particularly tragic, even insidious. Gov. Kasich’s ads boast that he’s cut taxes. Hidden in his hubris, however, is a sobering down side. He never brags about the important public service, key community need, or esse...

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‘The best chance to be approved’

To the editor:Three new board members were elected to the Buckeye Valley school board last November. They ran on the platform of renovating all three elementary buildings and returning the fifth-grade students to the elementary buildings. All recent studies show this plan is liked the most.It puzzles me why the most determined opponents are fighting so strongly when they don’t have a unified plan. None of their ideas has a chance of being approved by a majority of ...

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Sunbury library seeks 1-mill renewal levy

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netCommunity Library in Sunbury is on the Nov. 4 ballot, seeking approval of a renewal of the library’s 1-mill operating levy.Voters approved the existing levy in 2009 after state funding was reduced by 20 percent, impacting library operations, including shortened hours, reduced materials budgets and mandatory unpaid time off for library personnel. Community Library Director Chauncey Montgomery explained that over ...

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Cheryl Schell and Johnny Snyder of Delaware, a boy, Riot Snyder; born Oct. 18 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Annamarie and Daniel Greenleaf of Prospect; a girl, Hazel Greenleaf; born Oct. 14 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Alexys and Seth Stevenson of Ashley; a boy, Elliot Stevenson; born Oct. 15 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Melissa and Christian Hay of Delaware; a girl, Kendall Hay; born Oct. 15 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Patriots solid at states

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comJunior Cameron McCloskey fired an even 80, his second straight 80-stroke round, to lead Liberty to a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Division I Boys State Golf Tournament at OSU’s Scarlet Course.McCloskey was the model of consistency over the course of the two-day event, firing a 39 on the front nine before finishing the back with a 41 to wrap up the showcase Saturday afternoon. Combined with the 80 he shot dur...

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Gloria adores her mom

Hello to one and all!This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has. You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child o...

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Bond issue failure would be costly

To the editor:In August 2012, the voters of the Buckeye Valley School District voted 3 to 1 against building a single mega-elementary school that would have eliminated all of our neighborhood schools.In a follow-up community survey, the residents of the school district indicated strongly that they wanted community (neighborhood) schools.In the fall of 2013, the voters overwhelming elected three new board members, who ran on the issue of saving our community sc...

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Vazquez named National Merit Commended Student

Big Walnut High School senior Kevin Vazquez has been named a “Commended Student” in the 2014-15 school year National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.4 million entrants each...

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Our ‘Teen of the Week:’ Rebecca Kovatch

Editor’s note: The Gazette today kicks off its weekly “Teen of the Week” feature, which recognizes top high school seniors from around Delaware County.Today’s “Teen of the Week” is Hayes High School senior Rebecca Kovatch, the daughter of Jane and Gery Kovatch of Delaware. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish club at Hayes, and is interested in music, and foreign cultures and languages.Here is how Reb...

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A break from depressing news

It is a daunting proposition to find “good news” during recent network news broadcasts. Between the deadly perils of Ebola and ISIS, watching nightly summations of world sickness, strife and terrorism can make the most optimistic person anything but cheery.

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‘We need the best judge for those cases’

To the editor:For many years, the Delaware County justice system has been well served by David Gormley – first, as an assistant prosecuting attorney, then as our municipal court judge. Now that public service can continue as Judge Gormley runs for the open position in the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.He brings to that position deep experience as a lawyer and as a sitting judge. He has an incredibly long and impressive list of professional accomplishments, inc...

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‘Yes vote will not increase your taxes’

To the editor:As co-chairs of the renewal Delaware City Schools levy issue that will appear on the November ballot, we are writing to express our support of this issue and to urge Delaware voters to vote “yes.”

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Braves crush Wolves to clinch share of OCC crown

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comIt’s now a regular occurrence for the Olentangy Braves to dominate an opponent early and finish a game with a running clock.Deeb Haber ran for three first half touchdowns and threw two more to spark another hot start by the Braves (8-0, 5-0 OCC Capital), who cruised to another ho-hum 54-21 victory over the visiting Worthington Kilbourne Wolves in OCC-Capital action Friday in Lewis Center.The only thing o...

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