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Glenn Battishill

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: gbattishill@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 740-413-0903

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POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A 57-year-old man reported his 2009 Toyota was stolen while it was parked outside his Holly Road home Saturday morning. The man told police it must have been stolen overnight. The interior of a car owned by a 60-year-old woman was ransacked Saturday night while it was parked on David Street. The woman told police nothing w

Third-graders from Gables Elementary in Columbus took a tour of Price Farm Organics with Delaware farmer and owner Tom Price on Tuesday morning. The Ohio Livestock Coalition held an essay contest this year as part of its “For Your InFARMation” program and a student from Gables, Jayden Hartshorn, wrote the winning essay, which sent him a

Farm trek

Third-graders from Gables Elementary in Columbus took a tour of Price Farm Organics with Delaware farmer and owner Tom Price on Tuesday morning. The Ohio Livestock Coalition held an essay contest this year as part of its “For Your InFARMation” program and a student from Gables, Jayden Hartshorn, wrote the winning essay, which sent him a

Members of the Air Force Junior ROTC (above) presented the colors at the city of Delaware's Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery. Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Delaware Chapter 1095 (below) fired a volley during a 21-gun salute at the ceremony.

Delaware honors the fallen

Members of the Air Force Junior ROTC (above) presented the colors at the city of Delaware's Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery. Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Delaware Chapter 1095 (below) fired a volley during a 21-gun salute at the ceremony.

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A 41-year-old woman told police she was arguing with another woman on Facebook Thursday just after 5:30 a.m. She told police the other woman threatened her with bodily harm during the dispute. A report was filed and an investigation was forwarded to the Delaware Prosecutor's Office. A student at Dempsey Middle School appea

Man indicted on sex charges

An 18-year-old Lewis Center man was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday after allegedly having sexual contact with two young girls. Estevan D. Clark, 18, of 3404 Greenville Drive, Lewis Center, was indicted Friday on four counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The charges are the result of an investigation by th

A Delaware man was indicted Friday for firing a gun while drunk last month.
A Delaware County grand jury issued a three-count indictment Friday against Nathaniel X. Clark, 26, after he allegedly fired a gun in a residential area of Delaware, alarming neighbors and police.
Clark was indicted on charges of having weapons under disability, a third-d

Man indicted on inducing panic charge

A Delaware man was indicted Friday for firing a gun while drunk last month. A Delaware County grand jury issued a three-count indictment Friday against Nathaniel X. Clark, 26, after he allegedly fired a gun in a residential area of Delaware, alarming neighbors and police. Clark was indicted on charges of having weapons under disability, a third-d

A Westerville woman accused of taking money from her elderly neighbors was indicted on fraud charges Friday by a Delaware County grand jury.
Cheryl A. Hartzell, 57, of 6599 Sunbury Road, Westerville, has been charged with one count of identity fraud, a second-degree felony; one count of telecommunications fraud, a third-degree felony; and one coun

Woman indicted on fraud charges

A Westerville woman accused of taking money from her elderly neighbors was indicted on fraud charges Friday by a Delaware County grand jury. Cheryl A. Hartzell, 57, of 6599 Sunbury Road, Westerville, has been charged with one count of identity fraud, a second-degree felony; one count of telecommunications fraud, a third-degree felony; and one coun

A Delaware man was indicted Friday for allegedly raping a girl under the age of 13 between April 2013 and October 2014 in the city of Delaware.
Patrick Martin Howell, 46, of 22 Vernon Ave., was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday morning on five counts of rape, all first-degree felonies.
Howell was arrested by Delaware police May 15 a

Local man indicted for rape

A Delaware man was indicted Friday for allegedly raping a girl under the age of 13 between April 2013 and October 2014 in the city of Delaware. Patrick Martin Howell, 46, of 22 Vernon Ave., was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday morning on five counts of rape, all first-degree felonies. Howell was arrested by Delaware police May 15 a

Matyson Ross (left) and Hannah Stanley plant miniature roses in Shannon Gill's third-grade class at Delaware Christian School Friday afternoon during a presentation by the Delaware Area Rose Society. Students planted roses and were allowed to take them home to take care of them. Since it was also the last full week of class for Delaware Christian,

Growing a green thumb

Matyson Ross (left) and Hannah Stanley plant miniature roses in Shannon Gill's third-grade class at Delaware Christian School Friday afternoon during a presentation by the Delaware Area Rose Society. Students planted roses and were allowed to take them home to take care of them. Since it was also the last full week of class for Delaware Christian,

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: The general manager of the Taco Bell on Columbus Pike reported Tuesday morning that more than $1,100 had been stolen over a period of time. The manager told police he believed it may have been an internal theft. Officers are investigating. A woman living on Chelsea Street came to the lobby of the police department and file

Delaware Hayes High School seniors chat and look at their yearbooks at the senior class picnic Thursday morning at Mingo Park. The seniors will be graduating at Selby Field Saturday at 10 a.m. The seniors will be rehearsing this morning at Hayes and Selby Field.

Final class lunch

Delaware Hayes High School seniors chat and look at their yearbooks at the senior class picnic Thursday morning at Mingo Park. The seniors will be graduating at Selby Field Saturday at 10 a.m. The seniors will be rehearsing this morning at Hayes and Selby Field.

Former Smith Elementary School teacher Jennifer Chiles (standing) shares a laugh with former students Jane Mercer and Josh Buck, while looking at an old yearbook at Smith's graduate luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Graduating seniors who attended Smith Elementary were invited back to have lunch in the library and reminisce with old classmates and teac

Trip down memory lane

Former Smith Elementary School teacher Jennifer Chiles (standing) shares a laugh with former students Jane Mercer and Josh Buck, while looking at an old yearbook at Smith's graduate luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Graduating seniors who attended Smith Elementary were invited back to have lunch in the library and reminisce with old classmates and teac

Descendants of Delaware County Sheriff's Deputy Rea Christian Horlocker posed with dispatcher Julie Buco (far left) and Deputy Brian Mox (far right) at the Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Wall in London, Ohio, last weekend. The family included (left to right) Jack Horlocker, Lucy Lane, Wendal Horlocker, Char Orcutt, Mitchell Horlocker, Barb Horlocker

Slain deputy gets memorial 90 years later

Descendants of Delaware County Sheriff's Deputy Rea Christian Horlocker posed with dispatcher Julie Buco (far left) and Deputy Brian Mox (far right) at the Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Wall in London, Ohio, last weekend. The family included (left to right) Jack Horlocker, Lucy Lane, Wendal Horlocker, Char Orcutt, Mitchell Horlocker, Barb Horlocker

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: Two homeless men were arrested Tuesday night after they were found under the East Winter Street bridge. Police said the men were violating the posted “no trespassing” sign. Both men were charged with criminal trespassing. Two juveniles were fighting in a yard on Delta Street Tuesday night. One of the juveniles

The trial a man involved in a crash in November that killed a Marion woman has been rescheduled for August in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
Andrew J. Miller, 30, of Marion, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury Tuesday morning but a motion to continue the trial was filed Monday by his attorney, Jeffrey Uhrich.
The motion asked for a co

Trial rescheduled in road-rage case

The trial a man involved in a crash in November that killed a Marion woman has been rescheduled for August in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. Andrew J. Miller, 30, of Marion, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury Tuesday morning but a motion to continue the trial was filed Monday by his attorney, Jeffrey Uhrich. The motion asked for a co

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A 28-year-old woman reported she was assaulted by the father of her children Monday morning at an address on David Street. The woman said she had argued with the man and he physically removed her from the house, injuring her in the process. Police report the woman had visible injuries to her arm. The man was gone when polic

The Delaware school board will now consider a plan to rehire retiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges after no one spoke against the plan during a public hearing at Monday's board meeting.
The school board allowed for public discussion at the meeting Monday but no community members spoke for or against the plan. The board is expected

Board to move forward with Stranges rehire

The Delaware school board will now consider a plan to rehire retiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges after no one spoke against the plan during a public hearing at Monday's board meeting. The school board allowed for public discussion at the meeting Monday but no community members spoke for or against the plan. The board is expected

Delaware Hayes High School students participated in a Model United Nations event Tuesday afternoon. The event was organized by world studies teacher Nate Weakland and English teacher Kelsey Bagley as a reward for their honors world studies and honors English students. Students were assigned to represent a country and had the goal of passing a resol

Playing geopolitics

Delaware Hayes High School students participated in a Model United Nations event Tuesday afternoon. The event was organized by world studies teacher Nate Weakland and English teacher Kelsey Bagley as a reward for their honors world studies and honors English students. Students were assigned to represent a country and had the goal of passing a resol

Willis Intermediate fifth-graders were able to pet Odie, a horse in the Delaware County Sheriff's Office's mounted unit, at the county fairgrounds Tuesday morning as part of the county's “Kid Safety Scenes” program. Willis students were invited to see a number of presentations from county organizations, like the Delaware County Sheriff'

Horsing around

Willis Intermediate fifth-graders were able to pet Odie, a horse in the Delaware County Sheriff's Office's mounted unit, at the county fairgrounds Tuesday morning as part of the county's “Kid Safety Scenes” program. Willis students were invited to see a number of presentations from county organizations, like the Delaware County Sheriff'

Bob Van Cooney carves a relief of the Mabry Mill in Virginia during SourcePoint's woodcarving class Monday afternoon. Monday's class at the local facility for older adults was for beginners to woodcarving, but Van Cooney and other advanced woodcarvers were welcome to join in. The members of the 101 class were carving boots, tomahawks and a dog.

Working in wood

Bob Van Cooney carves a relief of the Mabry Mill in Virginia during SourcePoint's woodcarving class Monday afternoon. Monday's class at the local facility for older adults was for beginners to woodcarving, but Van Cooney and other advanced woodcarvers were welcome to join in. The members of the 101 class were carving boots, tomahawks and a dog.





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