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Eagles, Patriots win openers

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By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comThey only got in a half, but it was more than enough time for the Golden Eagles to establish themselves as the better group Tuesday night in Sunbury.Bailey Bodker and Maddie Aleshire each found the back of the net in the first half, and Colleen White anchored the defense with a five-save effort in goal as Big Walnut notched an official, albeit abbreviated, 2-0 win over visiting Watkins Memorial. Lightning delayed things at halftime before the game was eventually called off altogether.BW coach Drew Pitzer said he liked what he saw from his team in the opener: a group of girls playing for one another.


Double-fatal crash leads to charges against commerical driver

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comA Tennessee man is facing two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with Wednesday’s accident at U.S. 23 and Ohio 229 that left two people dead and three others injured.Randall G. Lee, 58, of Christiana, Tenn., pleaded not guilty Thursday in Delaware Municipal Court to the two first-degree misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide and one count of assured clear distance.Lee is being held at the ...

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Well-rounded effort sends Braves over Warhawks

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy’s girls volleyball team picked up its second straight win to start the season Tuesday, knocking off host Westerville Central in three sets.The Braves had their hands full in the first, slipping away with a slim 25-23 win, but cruised down the stretch thanks to back-to-back 25-15 wins in the second and third.“It was a great team win for us,” Olentangy coach Michelle Mimna said. “W...

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Double-fatal crash closes U.S. 23 at Ohio 229

All lanes of U.S. 23 are closed at Ohio 229 due to a double-fatal crash. There is no estimate on when the roadway will reopen. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route.

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Braves knock off Golden Eagles

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comOlentangy’s girls tennis team started league play on a positive note, blanking host Big Walnut 5-0 Tuesday afternoon in Sunbury.The Braves’ most dominant performance came at second singles, where Kathleen Jones knocked off Erika Kessler 6-1, 6-0. Bri Brdicka and Namrata Arya accounted for Olentangy’s other singles wins. Brdicka handled Macie Kercsmar 6-2, 6-1 at first singles while Arya beat Abigail Friend...

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Construction continues Monday at Schultz Elementary School. The additions will include new rooms for fifth grade students and additional kindergarten classrooms. The Delaware City Schools’ construction projects are part of a district-wide building expansion paid for by a levy passed May 7, 2013, when voters approved a 3.6-mill levy to fund expansions to eight existing school buildings. The levy will cost homeowners about $60 per $100,000 of residential valuation every year for 37 years....

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Liberty drops Chillicothe in OTCA showdown

It had to go a long way to get it, but Olentangy Liberty’s girls tennis team made Monday’s trip to Chillicothe well worth it thanks to a convincing 5-0 OTCA win.The Patriots were productive up and down the lineup. Singles winners included Sidney Reineke, who handled the Cavaliers’ Bekah Ray 6-3, 6-0 at first singles; Lizzie Radkiewicz, who knocked off Jera Copley 6-0, 6-0 at second singles; and Avivah Wang, who beat Brittany Harper 6-0, 6-1 at third singles....

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Coughlin nabs Super Gas win

RISING SUN, Md. — T.J. Coughlin and his team put together a stellar performance to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division event in Super Gas on Sunday at Cecil County Dragway.Coughlin survived seven rounds of competition to score his first victory of the 2014 season.“It was a pretty good day,” Coughlin said. “We made some really good runs, thanks to a very competitive race car. We were in the right place at the right...

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Purge threats unfounded

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comRumors floating around social media of a planned Aug. 22 “purge” in the Delaware area are unfounded, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).The Delaware area was just one of several communities across the country where the rumor of a “purge” has spread. Based off a Hollywood thriller set in the near future, the purge is a fictional 12-hour period in which all crime is l...

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County prepares for project

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBefore moving forward with a major road realignment project in Liberty Township, a gas main will need to be relocated.The Delaware County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to pay for the relocation of a 6-inch Columbia Gas main to make way for the Home Road realignment project.The project is expected to cost nearly $68,000, and the county is currently in negotiations with the proper...

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Televising the Jug among Fair’s upgrades

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comThe first thing Manager Bill Lowe mentioned about this year’s Delaware County Fair was the entertainment.“The Willis Clan just got eliminated from America’s Got Talent, but they’ve been compared to the Von Trapp family,” Lowe said of the country group, who will perform at the Grandstand on opening night. “They’re a family that sings, dances and plays multiple instruments.”...

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League of Women Voters to celebrate suffrage

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe League of Women Voters of Delaware County will mark the 94th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a celebration of Women’s Equality Day.The event will feature speakers on voting issues, singing of 1960’s protest songs and popular snacks from the era.“We hope it will be informative and fun,” said League of Women Voter...

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Rattlers clip Machine 15-11

The Ohio Machine fell in its first-ever Major League Lacrosse playoff game after surrendering an early advantage to the Rochester Rattlers Saturday evening.After the Machine was either leading or tied with Rochester for the game’s first 53 minutes, the Rattlers scored five unanswered fourth-quarter goals to pull away for the 15-11 win.Rochester attackmen Kevin Leveille, Jordan Wolf and Miles Thompson each had two points in the final-quarter push.

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DCS blanks Northside Christian 3-0 in opener

Delaware Christian’s boys soccer team cruised to a season-opening win Saturday afternoon, blanking visiting Northside Christian 3-0.The Eagles’ effort was a balanced one as three different players — Grant Bishop, Daniel Fisher and Isaac Houser — accounted for the goals.“I am very pleased with the overall team play,” DCS coach Levi Witt said. “We still have much to improve on, but this first game is a good building block.”...

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Act 19 bringing new sounds to Sandusky St.

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comMusic filled the first block of N. Sandusky Street Wednesday evening.“It’s a multitude of different types of music,” said Jacob Schuette, the drummer for Act 19.As he tuned his guitar, Drew Thompson, explained.“We don’t play ‘a genre,’” said Thompson, who also plays keyboard for the band. “I’d say we’re more of an improv jam band.”...

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Golden Eagles handle Vikings 3-2

Big Walnut’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the young season Thursday, knocking off host River Valley 3-2 in non-league action.Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who earned a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at first singles; Erika Kessler, who notched an equally as impressive 6-1, 6-1 decision at second singles; and the duo of Maddie Pahl and Elisabeth Yuhas, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at second doubles.•Hayes suffered setbacks on al...

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Machine set for playoffs

In the Major League Lacrosse playoffs, one off day spells the end of your season.That same backs-against-the-wall feeling has already been with the Ohio Machine for a few weeks heading into its Saturday clash with the Rochester Rattlers.“Our backs have been against the wall for a while here,” Machine head coach Bear Davis said.That attitude has led to a five-game winning streak for the Machine as it looks to make a statement in its first playoff ap...

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Hayes to host Mile Night Friday

Running a mile in less than four minutes never gets old … just ask Jake Edwards.The former Delaware Hayes standout, and OHSAA state champ in the mile run, has broken the famous four-minute barrier twice. Both times, though, were away from home.“I’ve broken four twice this year,” Edwards said. “The first time was Feb. 1 in Cleveland, and the next April 12 in Greenville, South Carolina. Both were incredible experiences, but something I wasn...

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