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Pacers battle in loss to Eagles

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By ERIC CLINESports WriterIt’s all a matter of time for the Hayes volleyball team — you can’t play as well as the Pacers did Wednesday night and go winless.Hayes stayed in step with the visiting New Albany Eagles in all three games, but the visitors were able to pull away and finish off each game for a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division victory at Hayes High School.

 

BOE strikes down Powell measure to stop development

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comPowell voters will not get a chance to decide the fate of a controversial development proposed for the downtown area – unless a group of citizens who hope to stop the project take their case to the Ohio Supreme Court and the nine-member body rules in their favor.The Delaware County Board of Elections on Tuesday voted unanimously against approving two separate ballot measures designed to permanently halt the Cen...

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Pacers enter Golden era

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comJust when veteran coach Mike Golden was ready to ride off into the sunset … he rode into Delaware.The trip, the veteran coach thought, was for a casual lunch with some friends: Hayes principal Ric Stranges and assistant principal Rex Reeder. It quickly turned into something quite different, though: Golden, who has amassed a career record of 203-78 while at Watterson, New Albany and Upper Arlington, said it was that me...

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Braves rally to tie Golden Eagles

By ERIC CLINESports WriterMistakes have a way of coming back to bite you. Just ask the Big Walnut boys soccer team.The Golden Eagles held a 2-0 lead at the half, but just over midway through the second half, a penalty in the 18-yard box gave the Olentangy Braves an opportunity and they made it count, finishing with a 2-2 Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division draw Tuesday night at Big Walnut Soccer Stadium in Sunbury.

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Barons cruise in opener

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comBuckeye Valley’s boys soccer team picked up its first opening-day win since 2007, blanking Johnstown-Monroe 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in Delaware.“We put a complete game together today,” BV coach Eric Staley said. ” We talked a lot in the off-season about playing for 80 minutes … the boys certainly didn’t disappoint tonight.”The Barons (1-0-0) started fast and poured it on la...

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Pioneers thirsty for turnaround

Sidebar info:ORANGE PIONEERSHead Coach: Zebb Schroeder8/29 Liberty, 7:30 p.m.9/5 Milford, 7:30 p.m.9/12 at Hilliard Bradley, 7:30 p.m.9/19 New Albany*, 7:30 p.m.9/26 at Olentangy*, 7:30 p.m.10/3 at Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.10/10 Hayes*, 7:30 p.m.10/17 at Franklin Heights*, 7:30 p.m.10/24 at Big Walnut*, 7:30 p.m.10/31 Worthington Kilbourne*, 7:30 p.m.&#...

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MARY KATHERINE CLUFF

MARY KATHERINE CLUFFMARION — Mary Katherine Cluff, 94, of Sunbury, Ohio formerly of Delaware County and Marion, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Country View Nursing Home.She was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Marion, Ohio to the late Howard E. and Mildred L. (Drollinger) Martin.On Feb. 21, 1942 she married Ralph E. Cluff, he preceded her in death on July 31, 1981.Mary was formerly employed at McDonalds i...

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Stillwagon files for release of grand jury evidence

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe man tried in 2013 for felonious assault with a weapon for his part in what police called a “road rage” incident filed a second suit Monday for a disclosure of grand jury evidence.

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Volunteers needed for river cleanup

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto River is considered scenic, but without the help of volunteers, the river can become littered with trash.“Over the last 20 years of cleaning the Scioto River, I’ve worked with hundreds of volunteers who pulled tons of trash from the river, including over 1,000 tires,” Delaware General Heath District’s Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator Jenifer Way-Young said. “We want to keep o...

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CIVIC• Delaware County commissioners, 9:30 a.m., 101 N. Sandusky St.• The Delaware Rotary, Noon, Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Fran Veverka, 740-203-2001, or delawarerotary.org• Delaware Township trustees, 7 p.m., Township hall, 2591 Liberty Road (Second Monday in Sept./Oct.)• Delaware City Parking and Safety Committee, 7 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., 2nd floor (February, May, August...

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Powell voters may get chance to decide fate of development

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comPowell voters could get the opportunity to put a halt to a controversial downtown development project.The Powell City Council last week approved the validity and the sufficiency of the signatures of two separate ballot measures that would put the brakes on the development of the Center at Powell Crossing.Both measures have been forwarded to the Delaware County Board of Elections, which is scheduled to sche...

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County moves forward with intersection improvement

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe county took a step Monday towards improving the safety and traffic flow of a major Concord Township intersection.Delaware County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Double Z Construction for an intersection improvement project at Harriott and Concord roads.The project will include the construction of a single-lane roundabout at the southern intersection of Concord and Harriott....

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Eagles look to return to form

By ERIC CLINESports WriterBig Walnut football had not seen a season like its 2013 campaign in 17 years, and it’s certain it doesn’t want to see another season like it for another 17 years or so.The Golden Eagles finished the 2013 season with a record of 2-8, marking the team’s first losing season since 1996 when they went 2-8 under coach Rex Sponhaltz — and that was three coaches ago. The record snapped a string of 16 consecutive season...

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Stephens steps in to lead Barons

By ERIC CLINESports WriterFor the first time in 11 seasons, the Buckeye Valley Barons have a change at the top.Matt Stephens, known to Baron fans as former head coach at Cardington-Lincoln High School and known to county football fans as an assistant coach at Olentangy Liberty, takes over the reins from Mike Marshall, who leaves the school as the longest-tenured and winningest coach in school history, with a record of 58-42 in his 10 seasons, including seven w...

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Library research for school or curiosity

THEIR VIEWBy Mary Jane Santosmjsantos@delawarelibrary.orgWith school back in session, this is a good time to remind students of all ages the Delaware County District Library has dozens of online databases available to help you with your homework and research needs.Of course, I hope you plan to visit the library often, and our skilled librarians are ready, willing and most able to answer all of your questions. But the library’s subscription dat...

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Stillwagon files for release of grand jury evidence

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon filed a complaint in Delaware County Common Pleas Court today for disclosure of evidence presented to a county grand jury before his trial, a move to assist a federal lawsuit he filed in July against the Delaware Police Department and several detectives.The former Ohio State University football standout was tried in 2013 for four counts of felonious assault with a weapon based on what police called a “roa...

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“The Missing” author holds new novel release party at Fundamentals

Delaware will host a celebration of the seventh book in young adult “The Missing” series with a book release party Sept. 2.Fundamentals, 25 W. Winter St., is hosting the Official Book Release Party for “Revealed,” the newest book by Columbus author Margaret Peterson Haddix.

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Drainage essential to a happy home

THEIR VIEWBy Brad Rossbrad-ross@delawareswcd.orgAs I write this column, it’s a Wednesday in 2014, which means it is probably going to rain!

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