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Eagles look to return to form

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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 seasons posting a record of .500 or better.


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FUNDRAISERS• Humane Society Garage Sale, Friday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-noon at the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 S.R. 37 E. — The annual Charity Garage Sale to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Delaware County includes hundreds of donated treasures. HSDC is located at 4920 S.R. 37 East in Delaware, Ohio. For more information, call 740-369-7387 or vis...

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Berkshire resident objects to No Annexation Area

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netAnnexations, JEDDs, TIFs, and NCAs were not on the agenda during last Wednesday evening’s Sunbury Village Council meeting, but that didn’t stop Mary Ann Williamson, owner of Hidden Creek Farms, from getting some time at the podium to express her dissatisfaction with the commercial development on Berkshire Township’s horizon.Williamson said she is especially disturbed about news that a JEDD (Joint Economic Devel...

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Jon Self and the Big Walnut Grill hosted the 1974 OSU Football Team’s 40-year reunion Saturday. Self said about 35 of the former Buckeyes attended the afternoon event, including two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, center.A Big Walnut Grill hostess got the Buckeye keepsake of a lifetime during Saturday’s ‘74 OSU Football team’s 40th reunion, a selfie with Archie Griffin.

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Salt shortage could mean headaches for drivers

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comIt could be a dangerous winter for motorists navigating their way through Genoa Township.On the heels of one of the harshest winters in recent memory, road salt is in short supply and the township plans to make do with what it has. Township officials said this week that they will likely only be able to salt intersections and hills this winter.“We are very concerned that we are going to have to scale ...

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Genoa gets four new firefighters

Staff reportsFollowing a brief introduction by Genoa Township Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt at the start of the Sept. 4 Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting, trustee chair Rick Carfagna swore in three new township firefighters.Adam Honeycutt was hired as a full-time firefighter paramedic. Honeycutt, no relation to chief Honeycutt, also served as a paramedic with the Worthington City Fire Department and Clinton Township Fire Department.Anthony Hahn was hired as...

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Ceremony, memorial remembers the fallen

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netEach year for the past nine years, the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial has held a solemn ceremony in honor of Ohio military men and women who have died in the line of duty fighting the War on Terror since it began after Sept. 11, 2001.In attendance are members Gold Star families – those who have lost a son, daughter, parent, spouse or grandchild while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Board...

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Scioto Ridge Boys return to SUMC

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netThe Scioto Ridge Boys will return to Sunbury United Methodist Church on Sept. 21 to present a spirit-filled message of God’s love and grace.A meal will be available for a nominal cost at the church from 5 to 6:15 p.m.; at 6:30 p.m. the Hilliard-based gospel group will perform.The Scioto Ridge Boys blend traditional and contemporary Southern Gospel selections in their concerts. Audiences enjoy the enthusiastic, h...

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Big Walnut Girl Scouts enjoy camporee

Nearly 50 local girls and 20 adult volunteers from nine troops recently completed the Big Walnut Girl Scouts Camporee. The event was held at the Girl Scouts’ Camp Crooked Lane in Morrow County.Leksi Murnieks, Troop 1262, organized Camporee as part of her Silver Award project focused on outdoor activities for girls. The theme was Christmas in July and troop camp site decorating awards went to Troops 2596 and 1374. Kindergarten through high school girls participated in archery,...

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Sunbury looks at four insurance brokers

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netInsurance brokers dominated the Sept. 3 Sunbury Village Council meeting. Sunbury’s current employee health insurance plan, a United Health Care package brokered by H.R Butler, expires at the end of the year.Rather than auto-renew with H.R. Butler, council members decided to issue a request for information from additional brokers. H.R. Butler and three other insurance brokerage firms replied – Burnham & Flower, Clear ...

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Concert on the Square features Andy Shaw Band Sunday

Staff reportsAndy Shaw Band will play the Concert on the Square Sunday.The Concert on the Square, sponsored by Vineyard Church of Delaware County, will begin its final show of the season 6 p.m. Sunday.The Andy Shaw Band is a Columbus-area rock-reggae band. Vineyard Church encourages concert-goers to bring your family, friends and neighbors to celebrate a summer evening the way it’s meant to be – good friends, picnic dinner and the sounds of local m...

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Player of the Week

By Michael Richmrichdelgazette@gmail.comFleser was 3-for-3 in field goal attempts, connecting from 26, 31 and 42 yards. He said the 42 yard kick was the longest of his career.“I just told myself to keep the fundamentals the same,” Fleser said. “It’s just another kick; it doesn’t matter what the distance is. The fundamentals are what’s important. Before every kick, I just relax and keep my fundamentals the same.”...

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Slow down, mayor urges

By Dustin Ensingerdensinger@civitasmedia.comSunbury’s top elected official has asked Delaware County officials to put the brakes on an agreement that could pave the the way for the construction of a Berkshire Township outlet mall.Mayor Tom Hatfield last week asked county commissioners to delay approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Ohio Department of Transportation that will lead to more than $16 million worth of road impro...

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Historical Society holds barnyard sale

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netMembers of the Big Walnut Area Historical Society will hold their annual Big Barnyard Sale this Friday and Saturday.The Sale will be in the Myers Inn Museum Barn Yard at 45 South Columbus Street facing the southwest corner of Sunbury Square.The Big Barnyard Sale features a host of items donated by historical society members and friends of the museum – furniture, books, antiques, jewelry, baby toys, bikes, and a ...

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Friends of Genoa Township holds inaugural rideThe Friends of Genoa Township is holding a charitable bike ride 8 a.m. Sept. 20 benefiting development of Genoa Township parks and trails.The ride features options of 15, 40, and 62 miles. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at Trek Bicycle Store, 5985 Maxtown Rd., Westerville. The Ride begins at 8:00 a.m.Sponsors of the inaugural bike ride include Trek Bicycle Store, Play it Again Sports and The Barb...

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Eagles victorious over Pioneers

By Eric Clineemcline@yahoo.comConfidence proved a factor in Tuesday’s Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division volleyball game in Sunbury as the Big Walnut Golden Eagles played strong and limited errors in a 25-10, 25-18, 25-16 victory over the Orange Pioneers at Big Walnut High School.Big Walnut (8-1, 5-1 OCC Capital) played confident and self-assured throughout the game while Orange (6-6, 2-4), already missing hitters Zahara Harrison and Sami Rubal, pl...

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Genoa township approves new grounds truck

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netGenoa Township Director of Roads, Buildings, and Grounds Bob Mathews got a bit more than he asked for during last Thursday evening’s Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting.Mathews entered the meeting with paperwork ready for the trustees to approve $3,600 in needed repairs on a 1-ton utility truck; he left the meeting with a new truck.“It’s a 2002 model that got passed down to us years ago from the...

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MUSIC• Otterbein Department of Music Faculty Showcase Recital, Sunday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at Riley Auditorium of the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. — The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a recital showcasing members of the music faculty. The program will feature solo and chamber music from various genres including classical, opera, and musical theatre. This concert is free...

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