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Balanced Pacers pound Braves 11-1

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Hayes completed its first run through OCC competition unscathed Wednesday, rolling to an 11-1 six-inning Capital Division win over visiting Olentangy — last year’s league champ.The Pacers (12-1, 7-0 OCC) used a solid all-around showing to get the job done, coupling stellar pitching with a balanced offensive attack.“I think we are doing just about everything well right now,” Hayes coach Mark Thomas said. “We’re playing as a unit, and that’s what I said needed to happen for us to be successful before the season even started. It’s not just one or two girls, we’re winning as a team.”


Pioneers swing past Pacers 15-3

Sure, the Orange Pioneers won Wednesday’s Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division game over the Hayes Pacers 15-3 at Fouts-Wood Field … but the score doesn’t entirely tell the tale.Both Orange (10-3, 5-1 OCC Capital) and Hayes (9-4, 3-4) hit the ball hard, but while the Pioneers found gaps, the Pacers could not. Orange finished with 14 hits on the night while Hayes batters finished with six, with 10 of the Pacers’ 18 outs coming on fly balls, pop ups or lin...

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Evolution Ag event to include Ron Wilson

Staff reportsEvolution Ag in Delaware will hold its annual “Lawn and Garden Open House and Customer Appreciation” event on Saturday, May 3 at its US 36/Ohio 37 location west of Delaware near Alum Creek Reservoir.Ron Wilson, WTVN gardening expert, will be broadcasting his show that day at Evolution Ag, Delaware from 10 a.m. to noon.Those attending will be able to test drive any of Evolution Ag’s Kubota and Case IH RTVs, compact and su...

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Body of missing woman found near Ashley

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe body of a missing northeastern Ohio woman was found in Delaware County Tuesday evening.Chanda Miller, 42, Brunswick, was discovered just east of the Village of Ashley in a field off Ohio 229.Her body showed no “obvious or apparent signs of foul play,” according to Delaware County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) spokeswoman Tracy Whited.Her mother reported her missing Monday to the ...

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Graduating seniors share art ‘Happenings’

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe happening art of 18 graduating Ohio Wesleyan University seniors is on view through May 11 at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum.“This is always one of my favorite shows of the year,” OWU spokesman Cole Hatcher told The Gazette. “I appreciate seeing the diversity and depth in the artwork created by our ...

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Council OKs permit for Mexican restaurant

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comDelaware City Council has approved adding a liquor permit for a new Mexican restaurant that will open at the former Fiesta Mexico location.“We’re going to try to open up a Mexican café, with some traditional American dishes,” owner/president David DiStefano told council last week. “We hope to be here a long time, long-term. ...

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Symphony hoping to end concert season on high note

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe Central Ohio Symphony hopes to close out its 35th season on a high note.The Symphony will wrap up its concert season on May 3 with both the world premier of a violin concerto commissioned by the Symphony and six other orchestras, and the symphonic debut of the renovated Klaid organ at Gray Chapel.“This is the audiences’ last chance to hear us in a subscript...

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Audit cites misuse of Troy Twp. funds

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA former fiscal officer “used public funds to cover gambling losses,” a special state audit of Troy Township said.Pamela Starling, who resigned her position in November, wrote seven checks to herself “that were not authorized or properly supported” totaling $46,217, according to a review conducted by the Ohio Auditor’s Office.Starling, who did...

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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office.The case has attracted widespread attention, with both li...

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Female news personalities

Suddenly I have stopped watching all network news. As an insatiable journalistic junkie for the entirety of my life, this abrupt departure has been uncanny. As a child I remember our evening meal included Walter Cronkite’s ever-knowing presence which originated from the small “portable” dining room television.

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Prosecutor to file in condemned Ohio inmate’s case

COLUMBUS — A prosecutor planned to file paperwork Monday outlining his position on whether a condemned killer facing execution next month for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should receive mercy.Arthur Tyler’s attorneys say he should be granted clemency partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter. They also argue a jury was coerced into issuing a death sentence and that a prosecutor and some of Tyler’s trial attorneys ha...

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Yellow Jackets blank Braves 1-0

Olentangy softball coach Alan Tharp will freely admit his team’s hitting the last few games has not been what it was at the start of the year, but Monday, the Braves had plenty of hits — stringing a few together was the bigger problem.Olentangy had at least one runner on base in every inning and outhit visiting Mount Vernon 8-3, but the Yellow Jackets knocked in a run in the second inning and slipped past the Braves 1-0 in Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division play a...

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Delaware County District Library embracing social media

We could probably debate the merits of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and the like) for weeks and not reach any good answer. Nevertheless, for good or for bad, social media has become ubiquitous in our world.The Delaware County District Library has embraced social media as a way to help you stay connected to the Library. It is one of the ways that we use to disseminate information quickly, efficiently and in “real time,” and in that respect, social...

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When life serves you lemons

Do you like lemons? What about herbs? You are in luck; there is a variety of lemon flavored herbs to grow in your garden this year. It’s a refreshing smell and taste that is extremely versatile.Sweet herbs have a pleasing flavor or fragrance that sets off our senses. The volatile oil present in the plant is the responsible component that releases the fragrance. Some of these plants have long been used as a kitchen herb to flavor a soup, sauce, meat, dressing, salad or even in...

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Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes.The opposition and the United States denounced the vote as a farce, and a U.N. spokesman said it will “hamper the prospects for a political solution.” But Assad’s government appears determined to hold ...

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Teachers to play Harlem Wizards in fundraiser

It might be a mismatch, but tonight’s (April 22) basketball game between the Harlem Wizards and the Liberty All-Stars is meant to entertain fans of all ages and raise funds for the Olentangy Rotary Club.“The Rotary does a lot for the school system, in particular for Liberty,” Rotary member Rich Irelan told The Gazette. “We’re hoping to sell 1,000 tickets. A fellow Rotary Club in Reynoldsburg has done this for four years. It was a cool concept....

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Green Meadows extension moves forward

A road project in the works since 2000 is finally moving forward.The extension of Green Meadows Drive in Orange Township was approved Monday by the Delaware County commissioners.The $1.4 million project was part of an agreement between American Electric Power (AEP) and the Ohio Siting Board, which approved an AEP substation at Orange Point Commerce Park in 2000 on the condition that the road improvements were made.“Unforutantely AEP has not completed the...

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Fair announces price reductions

Some of the admission prices for the Delaware County Fair and the 69th Little Brown Jug have been reduced, its Board of Directors recently announced.“We felt like we needed to do something that might make it more affordable for families and other individuals to come to the fair,” General Manager Bill Lowe told The Gazette. “If we lower the price a little bit, we can increase our attendance.”General admission for adults on Jug Day will be ...

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