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Defense carries Hayes past BV

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By ERIC CLINESports WriterThanks to a fierce defense, a strong kicking game and enough offense to get through, the Hayes Pacers knocked off the county rival Buckeye Valley Barons 30-6 in non-league action Friday night at Baron Field.The Hayes (1-0) defense held the Buckeye Valley (0-1) offense down throughout the first half as the Barons yielded a grand total of minus-63 yards of total offense in the first 24 minutes. Buckeye Valley could get nothing going on offense, fumbling three times and losing one.

 

Solid offense, dominant defense boost Braves

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comAnthony Golden rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown, Chris Crumb scored on a pair of powerful runs and Drew Batt hauled in seven passes covering 171 yards as Olentangy rolled to a season-opening 38-6 win over visiting Westerville South Friday in Lewis Center.Junior quarterback Deeb Haber had an efficient night through the air, completing 16 of his 27 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown.The game was never really i...

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Second-half surge lifts Big Walnut to win

By Michael RichGazette InternBig Walnut overcame a one point halftime deficit to defeat Mansfield Senior 33-21 on Friday night at Golden Eagle Stadium.Jordan Wall rushed for two touchdowns in the first half and threw for one in the third quarter that put the Golden Eagles up 19-14. They never trailed again.Brayden Shepherd scampered 24 yards with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter to give Big Walnut a 26-14 lead.Mansfield Senior quarterback ...

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Liberty cruises in opener

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comTalk about starting fast …Liberty set the tone early, parlaying a 28-0 first-quarter advantage into a convincing 38-0 season-opening win over host Orange Friday night in Lewis Center.After the teams traded possessions through the opening half of the first, the Patriots (1-0) took charge when quarterback Alex Lando connected with Will Fowler for a 35-yard scoring strike with 6:40 to play in the quarter. Scot...

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Challenging the old shelter model

By Laura FinleySince the first shelter for domestic violence victims was opened in 1973 in St. Paul, Minnesota, countless women and children (and a few men) have benefited from the chance to flee abusers to a safe location. It is important to recognize the four decades of assistance that has been provided by these shelters; yet at the same time, I wonder if perhaps time has come to move away from that model of service for domestic violence.

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Marysville runs sink Liberty

By ERIC CLINESports WriterEvery sport is a game of runs, in one way or another. Unfortunately for the Liberty girls volleyball team, runs cost them dearly.The Patriots played tough with the visiting Marysville Monarchs, but Marysville made key runs in all three games and finished with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-15 Ohio Capital Conference Central Division win Thursday night at Liberty High School.Liberty (3-2, 2-1 OCC Central) seemed to be the aggressor earl...

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Thursday’s scores

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comBOYS SOCCERBuckeye Valley cruised to its second straight win to start the season, blanking visiting Marion Harding 6-0 Thursday afternoon.The Barons (2-0-0) all but ended things before spectators even settled into their seats, putting three goals on the board in the game’s first 10 minutes.Sam Scharff scored off a feed from Nathan Chwalik in the second minute, Zach Fathbruckner m...

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Letters to the editor

To the Editor:I would like to thank Mr. (Tony) Marconi for his recent heartfelt critique of me. The patron saint of his beloved progressive liberal Democrat Party, Harry Reid, could not have better demonstrated how they fear real debate, and will use such tactics to avoid it. They do so because they know their agenda cannot be defended by anyone but the politically uninformed, who only hear their false promises, and pay no heed to the results of their past actions, or their effect ...

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‘Golf is for a lifetime’

To the editor:Don’t let it happen! The Wednesday, Aug. 27, front-page headline “Youth golf outing in jeopardy” was like a kick in the stomach to me. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles and just good friends need to take to heart what the loss of the Little Brown Jug Junior Golf Classic can mean to the future Arnold Palmers and Tiger Woods in our community.I realize kids are overloaded with alternatives to golf – soccer, tennis, cross country, etc. – b...

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Once in doubt, All Horse Parade is a go

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Delaware tradition for nearly three decades, the All Horse Parade is a sure sign that the Delaware County Fair is just around the corner.But when Hiram Masonic Lodge withdrew its sponsorship of the event after 15 years, organizers worried the 2014 edition of the parade would would not come to fruition.As parade officials scrambled to find new sponsors to help cover the cost of the $14,000 event, organize...

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Sheriff wants more secure facility for evidence

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says it is in need of a safer and more secure facility to store evidence.That was the message Sheriff Russ Martin delivered Thursday to Delaware County commissioners as he asked the board to look into the possibility of building such a structure.“For over a decade now, we’ve been storing very valuable evidence and property in a rented facility,” ...

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‘Little Free Library’ offered at park sites

Campers and visitors to the Alum Creek and Delaware state parks now have an opportunity to conveniently pick up a book before they continue on to their camp sites or the water, thanks to the addition of a “Little Free Library” at each park’s camp store and marina, according to Delaware County District Library officials

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Police reports

Delaware City PoliceAug. 25• Domestic violence in the first block of Smith Street.• Domestic violence in the first block of Park Avenue.• Criminal damaging in the 400 block of Cheshire Road.Aug. 26• Domestic violence in the first block of East Lincoln Avenue.• Domestic violence in the 1700 block of Columbus Pike.City of Powell Police...

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Pioneers blank Golden Eagles

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy Orange was sharp Thursday in Sunbury, picking up impressive wins on all five courts en route to the OCC-Capital Division win.Singles winners included the Pioneers’ Jessica Phelps, who dropped the Golden Eagles’ Macie Kercsmar 6-0, 6-4 at first singles; Valarie Vassilev, who handled Erika Kessler 6-1, 6-0 at second singles; and Sundari Vudatala, who beat Abigail Friend 6-1, 6-1 at third singles....

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‘Music in Motion’ run/walk Sept. 6

The Delaware Music Boosters will host the sixth annual “Music in Motion” 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the campground area of Delaware State Park.Registrations are open online at www.active.com/delaware-oh/running/distance-running-races/music-in-motion-5k-2014. Runners and walkers who prefer to register using a paper form can find them during open hours at the Second Sole, the YMCA, or by visiting the Music Boosters table at the Main Street Delaware Farmers’...

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Orange nabs runner-up honors at Turnberry

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOrange, thanks to a steady 189 during Wednesday’s OCC-Capital Division Tournament No. 3 at Turnberry — a round storm-shortened to 11 holes — solidified its second-place spot in the league standings with just one match to go.The Pioneers nabbed runner-up honors, closing a close second to New Albany’s combined score of 187. The effort improved Orange’s league mark to 18-3 while New Albany, still ...

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New interchange funding pledged

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA local developer on Wednesday announced plans to commit nearly $20 million to help fund the construction of an additional interchange off of Interstate 71 in the Berkshire Township area.Pat Shivley, the man behind the proposed NorthGate Centre development, will contribute up to $19 million toward a new interchange south of the current interchange at I-71-U.S. 36-Ohio 37.

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Braves look to continue to climb

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy had a pretty special season last fall. Now the trick will be making this year’s even better.Mark Solis, who led the Braves to an 8-2 record after taking over for long-time coach Ed Terwilliger last fall, said last year served as the foundation for what his guys are trying to accomplish in Lewis Center.“It was pretty remarkable what we were able to do last year with the short off-season and s...

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