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The brilliance of Jupiter

Jupiter is back — at last. Of course, it never really went anywhere. Diehard stargazers have been viewing it in the early morning sky for weeks.Every day, Jupiter rises a few minutes earlier. Old Jove will finally work it way back to the evening sky by late January. For now, look for it low in the ENE around 5 a.m. or so. The brilliantly yellow point of light is the brightest “star” in that direction.Jupiter’s brilliance is something of a puzzle. ...

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OWU doubles up Bluffton

Staff reportsSophomore quarterback Dominick Orsini (Massillon/Archbishop Hoban) ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for another, and senior running back Kevin Herman (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) ran for 126 yards and a score to power the Ohio Wesleyan offense in a 40-20 non-conference win over Bluffton in the season opener for both teams on Saturday in Bluffton.The Bishops got on the scoreboard first after taking over at the Bluffton 23-yard line courtesy of an interception by so...

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Barons slip past Eagles

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comBuckeye Valley’s boys soccer team continued its dominant defensive stretch to start the season, notching its fifth straight shutout with a 1-0 decision over visiting Delaware Christian Saturday afternoon.Anthony Seliskar scored off a feed from Caleb King in the 23rd minute, giving Baron (5-0-0) goalie Nick Lyons all the support he and the defense would need. Lyons finished with four saves while Brady Gregory and Georg...

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Buckeye Valley rolls past Fisher Catholic 33-13

Staff reportsBuckeye Valley picked up its first win of the young season, using a huge second quarter to roll past host Fisher Catholic 33-13 in non-league action Friday evening.Already up 7-0 thanks to a 31-yard pass and catch from quarterback Tim Schilling to Gavin Terry, the Barons scored 19 second-quarter points to cruise into halftime up 26-7. They added a third-quarter tally before Fisher Catholic scored the only points of the fourth to smooth out the scoring summar...

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Should juvenile records be open?

“What we’re asking for here is just verification, one way or the other … We’re acting in a vacuum here.”– Joe Martineau, attorneySt. Louis Post-Dispatch“The court of public opinion does not require the release of juvenile records.”

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Ohio Wesleyan to host Senegalese choir

Staff ReportThe Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of its debut North American tour.The choir will perform in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.The 15-singer, four-drummer choir is known for celebrating the harmony of different cultures and performing unique interpretations of gospel spirituals, traditional African tunes, Catholic liturgy and indig...

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Salt shortage could mean headaches for drivers

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comIt could be a dangerous winter for motorists navigating their way through Genoa Township.On the heels of one of the harshest winters in recent memory, road salt is in short supply and the township plans to make do with what it has. Township officials said this week that they will likely only be able to salt intersections and hills this winter.“We are very concerned that we are going to have to scale ...

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‘Fair did not cancel the concert’

Due to a confusing headline and numerous rumors floating around town, it is necessary to clear up any misinformation regarding the Marshall Tucker concert that was scheduled for the fair and was recently canceled.First, the Delaware County Fair did not cancel the concert. Second, the Marshall Tucker Band and the two bands that were going to open for Marshall Tucker did not cancel the concert. The promoter, David Whinham, canceled the concert. The fair has never been given an adequa...

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Safer or more dangerous?

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Aug. 20 crash at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Ohio 229 just south of the Marion County line left two dead and three injured.It also left questions about the visibility of the stop light at the intersection.“Prepare to Stop” signs that flashed to warn drivers of an upcoming red light at the intersection were removed on Dec. 9, 2011, after a statewide study of such indicator signs said they make in...

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Brenner pushes voter ID law

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comStalled in committee for a year without a single hearing, a group of conservative lawmakers, including State Rep. Andy Brenner, has employed a seldom-used tactic to force a vote on a bill that would require all Ohioans to provide photo identification at polling places.Brenner, a Republican from Powell, has joined the charge led by State Rep. Matt Lynch, a Bainbridge Republican, by becoming one of the first lawmakers ...

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‘We didn’t cancel the show’

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comA failure to work out final contract details apparently derailed the Marshall Tucker Band concert at this month’s Delaware County Fair.A week after the concert was canceled, a fair official and the promoter have weighed in on what happened.Veteran Southern rock groups Marshall Tucker Band and Wet Willie were originally going to perform at the fair on Sept. 15. However, on Aug. 29, fair general manager Bill...

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Shepherd, Johnson lead Eagles to 2nd straight win

By Michael RichFor the GazetteBrayden Shepherd and Christian Johnson carried the Big Walnut (2-0) offense for the second straight week in a 30-14 victory at Canal Winchester (1-1) on Friday night.Shepherd got the ball on a fourth-and-inches play from the Canal Winchester seven-yard line and bulled his way down to the one on the last play of the third quarter. On the first play of the fourth, Johnson plowed through to give the Golden Eagles the lead for good....

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Braves escape in overtime

By Eric ClineFor the GazetteEight full quarters and three overtimes in a span of two seasons is enough to tell, despite the T-shirts worn by the Olentangy student section, that the Olentangy-Liberty football rivalry is far from old.The 2014 game started looking like a rout, turned into a slugfest and finished with a missed two-point conversion that allowed the Braves to take a 35-34 non-league win in overtime Friday at Patriot Stadium.

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‘Moby-Duck’ author opens 30th Sagan series

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDonovan Hohn began Ohio Wesleyan University’s 30th annual Sagan National Colloquium by placing a plastic yellow duck, a blue turtle, a green frog and a red beaver on top of his lectern.Hohn is the author of the 2011 book “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them.” Much li...

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Orange outlasts Milford 7-6

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOrange was markedly better in its second game of the season than it was in the first, blocking a potential game-tying extra point to outlast visiting Milford 7-6 in non-league action Friday in Lewis Center.After neither offense managed to do much in the opening quarter, the Pioneers (1-1) broke the scoring seal midway through the second when quarterback Will Phillis connected with Matthew Collins for a 51-yard touchdown str...

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Leneghan off the hook on election case

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comIn a narrow 4-3 vote last week, the Ohio Elections Commission dismissed a case against a Liberty Township trustee.Trustee Melanie Leneghan was accused of making a false claim on campaign literature in her Delaware County Republican Party Central Committee race in May.“I believe that the three who voted against me either clearly misunderstood the law or chose to ignore it,” she said.T...

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Zoo restaurant gets four ‘green’ stars

Staff ReportColumbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Mapori Restaurant was recently named a “4 Star Certified Green Restaurant” – the Green Restaurant Association’s highest ranking.Mapori, part of the new “Heart of Africa” exhibit at the zoo in Powell, is the first in central Ohio to earn this distinction.“At the Columbus Zoo, we believe that conservation begins at home,” said Barb Revard, director of program planning ...

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