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Former Rita's owner sentenced in sexual abuse of workers

The former owner of a Rita's Italian Ice franchise in Powell will serve time in prison for sexually abusing multiple teenage employees.

Coming up

St. Joan of Arc 25th annual craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty Road S, Powell. The event will feature more than 100 vendors offering handmade crafts, a bake sale and raffle baskets. Sponsored by the Women's Club of Powell. Admission is free.

College notes

* Lewis Center and Powell students who received bachelor's degrees at Denison University's May commencement include: Eric Rutkowski, Helen Heutel, Rachel Hoffman (summa cum laude), Jacob Meegan and Melissa Zarate.

Seeking the perfect pumpkin

Murphy Parkway

Motorists ready to use extension

A minute or so after Powell spokeswoman Megan Canavan approached Murphy Parkway's new intersection with South Liberty Street last week on a tour of the near-completed roadway extension, a driver stopped to ask a question.

Feasel marks 10 years of board tenure

When Julie Wagner Feasel was in fourth grade, a Groveport Madison Local School District operating levy failed and her school closed for about two months.
Body cameras for police

Powell looks to be 'proactive' with mandate

The city of Powell plans to join the growing number of communities that require police officers to wear body cameras while on duty.

Perkins Observatory, parks join forces, plan renovations

A renovation and expansion project aimed at turning Perkins Observatory into an educational hub for central Ohio students could be written in the stars.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Sun blinds driver who damages crossing gate

A Liberty Township man avoided injury as he drove into a railroad gate earlier this month in the township.
Township bicentennial

Celebration to answer question of park's name

On Orange Township's 200th birthday, residents will receive the gift of a new park.

Breathing easy

Baylor Palmer (center), 5, of Lewis Center lies quietly and practices a breathing exercise along with other kids at the end of Storytime Yoga, hosted Sept. 16 by the Delaware County District Library's Orange branch. The program wraps up Friday, Sept. 23, but will resume in the winter.

Coming up

Parent forum on opiate abuse, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Olentangy Orange High School, 2840 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center. Dr. Ryan Squier, a local emergency physician, will speak on the use and abuse of heroin and opiates. Attendance is free. For more information, call 740-657-4067.

Tyler Run gardeners donate sale profits

Third-grade students in the gardening club at Tyler Run Elementary School recently raised $167.32 by selling produce planted in the school's greenhouse.

Orange branch library notes

The following programs are offered at the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 740-549-2665.

Powell branch library notes

The following programs are offered at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit or call 614-888-9160.

Preservation Parks news

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, email, or visit

State report card stymies Olentangy's leaders

Olentangy Local School District officials joined a chorus of confused and frustrated administrators throughout the state last week after the Ohio Department of Education released its 2015-16 report cards for school districts.
Domestic violence in Delaware County

Donations make 'long overdue' shelter real

Delaware County is the most populous county in Ohio without a shelter dedicated to serving the victims of domestic violence.
Some concerns, mostly approval

Commission moves storage-facility plan ahead

A proposal for a three-story storage building moved forward with unanimous approval from Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission last week despite concerns expressed by some panel members.

Delaware may extend road as high school rises

A multimillion-dollar traffic improvement proposed by the city of Delaware would give drivers a new route to the Olentangy Local School District's fourth high school.

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