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Sectionline Aqua seeking victory in Jugette

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By Conor GoldenFor the GazetteThe locally owned and homebred Sectionline Aqua is looking for Jugette glory as she takes on a field of eight in the second of three eliminations for the $298,100 Jugette for three-year-old filly pacers this afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.The Major In Art-Aquatic Yankee filly is owned by Harold Lee and Harold L Bauder of Delaware, and Michael Dixon of Hilliard. Steve Bauder, who recently moved back to his hometown of Delaware after residing in Chicago for a few years, trains the filly.


Stillwagon plans third lawsuit against police

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon said he plans to file a third lawsuit against Delaware police.In a press release sent Tuesday, Stillwagon said he sustained injuries from police using excessive force. He said he will file a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Delaware police officers and detectives who, he said, were involved in his case.Stillwagon, a former Ohio State football standout, was tried in 2013 for felonious assault with...

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Opponents of Powell development take second case to Ohio Supreme Court

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comOpponents of a proposed downtown Powell development have taken a second case to the state’s highest court.A group of city residents have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to force the Delaware County Board of Elections to place two separate measures that would block the development on the Nov. 4 ballot.The board of elections ruled last month that the measures – an initiative and referendum both desi...

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City ready to partner with Berkshire Twp.

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comDelaware city officials say they plan to move forward on a partnership with Berkshire Township – with or without the participation of the village of Sunbury.The three entities have been negotiating a complex package of revenue-producing mechanisms related to the construction of a Berkshire Township outlet mall just off the southeastern quadrant of the Interstate 71 interchange at Ohio 37-U.S. 36.But ...

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Liberty girls soccer continues to dominate

By Eric ClineSports WriterIf you checked the stats before heading to Liberty High School for the girls soccer match against Westland Tuesday night, you were likely not surprised by what happened in the match.The Patriots dominated the game from start to finish, closing with a 13-0 Ohio Capital Conference Central Division win over the visiting Cougars — a result most expected.

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Liberty drops Olentangy in non-league clash

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comLiberty’s girls tennis team picked up an impressive non-league win over rival Olentangy Tuesday in Powell, sweeping the doubles courts while taking two of three in singles action to earn a 4-1 decision.Patriot winners included Alexia Meyer, who knocked off Bri Brdicka 6-1, 6-3 at first singles; Sydney Setnar, who beat the Braves’ Namrata Arya 6-0, 6-0 at third singles; Anna Delaney and Lizzie Radkiewicz, who tea...

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Honey B cruises in OBC

By Jay WolfFor the GazetteHoney B and Kyle Ater scored a convincing victory in the $74,625 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair.As the field of six was sent on their way, Honey B yielded to the fast leaving I’d Rather Walk (Kayne Kauffman). Ater retook the lead past the quarter in :29.3. Honey B was unchallenged at the half in 1:00.2 and three-quarters in 1:30.2. Josh Sutton sent Like Old Ti...

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Progress shown on state report cards

Staff ReportThe latest school district report cards have been released by the state and all four Delaware County districts showed progress from 2013.Here’s a summary of how Delaware County districts performed:Delaware City SchoolsDelaware City Schools received high scores on the performance index and overall “value-added,” but fell short on value-added for gifted students.Delaware school...

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Stillwagon files third lawsuit

By Stacy Kessskess@civitasmedia.comJim Stillwagon announced today that he plans to file a third lawsuit against the Delaware police.In a press release sent Tuesday, Stillwagon said he sustained injuries from police using excessive force. He will file a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Delaware police officers and detectives who, he said, were involved in his case.Stillwagon, a former Ohio State football standout, was tried in 2013 for felonious ...

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‘Creating Patriotism Week doesn’t make us patriotic’

I commend State Rep. Andy Brenner for his interest in patriotism. However, if he’s serious about promoting it, his proposed legislation must provide real substance to prompt significant results.There’s nothing terribly wrong with his plan to declare a special week to remember 9/11, but it denies Americans’ ability to do so on their own. By its sheer enormity, those dastardly, cowardly attacks require no contrived celebration to help people remember.

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Columbus Zoo welcomes baby bonobo

Staff ReportThe Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s bonobo family got a little bigger on Sunday with the birth of a baby.The baby, whose sex is still unknown, is the 14th bonobo born at the zoo in Powell since it received its first bonobos in 1990 in conjunction with the Species Survival Plan for this endangered ape.This is the fourth baby for mother “Ana Neema” who is caring for the newborn in the company of the other bonobos in her group. Bonobos l...

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Let’s wait and see about ISIS plan

To the editor:We’ll see! After much pressure from Congress and the citizens he has pledged to protect, President Barack Obama appears to understand what all of us have known for months: The vicious killers ISIS must be exterminated.His last speech sounded aggressive and bold. We’ll have to wait and see if his actions match his rhetoric.I believe it’s more than appropriate to pray for the president to follow through on his promises....

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Fair is an economic boon for county

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comThe Delaware County Fair and its marquee event – the famed Little Brown Jug – are an economic boon for Delaware County.Over the course of the eight-day fair, the event will generate more than $4.1 million in expenditures in Delaware County, according to a 2008 study conducted by Ohio Wesleyan University.“We bring a lot of people into Delaware from out of town,” said fair manager Bil...

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Council to expand historic district

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comAlthough Delaware may be losing the Elks Building, it is hopeful of preserving other county-owned historic buildings in the city.On Sept. 24, the Historic Preservation Commission is expected to see a study by city staff about expanding the boundaries of its historic district.

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Newhouse family, Watkins honored at county fair

By Gary Budzakgbudzak@civitasmedia.comA bicentennial farm family and a local agricultural educator were honored by Delaware County commissioners Monday at the county fair.The Newhouse family began farming in Scioto Township in 1814. Five generations later, owners Gary and Yvonne Newhouse and Gary’s sister, Sharon, and her husband, Brian Wade, raise wheat, corn and soybeans on the 133-acre farm.“I still do farm the property,” Gary N...

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Berkshire: Sunbury’s deadline is Friday

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comBerkshire Township officials say they have given the village of Sunbury a Friday deadline to come to terms on a deal in connection with a proposed outlet mall – or Sunbury could be cut out of the deal entirely.If Sunbury officials do not agree to a deal on the proposed Berkshire Township outlet mall property – that includes a Joint Economic Development District, a New Community Authority, a Tax Increment ...

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OWU wins Battle at the Brook

By Ben Stroupbstroup@civitasmedia.comSenior Kaneat Nimcharoenwan just missed nabbing medalist honors while leading Ohio Wesleyan to a first-place finish during the Battle at the Brook, hosted by OWU on Sunday and Monday at Plum Brook Country Club in Sandusky, Ohio.Nimcharoenwan, who was a standout at Buckeye Valley when the Barons made it all the way to the Division II state showcase four years ago, carded a 147. Kenyon’s Jake Fait, who was tied for 12th...

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A little more ‘local control’ is lost

In today’s turbulent political environment, it’s not uncommon to hear Americans complain about the state or federal government imposing rules and regulations that take away “local control.” A popular target these days is the Common Core education curriculum that states collaborated on, but which more recently has become a target for conservative groups who lament that local control is being taken away from school districts and have called for its repeal.You ...

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