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Olentangy graduate dies in one-car crash

A Lewis Center man died Thursday, May 26, in a one-vehicle crash near Delaware’s city limits.

College notes

* Mary Ervin of Lewis Center graduated cum laude May 1 from Marietta College with bachelor's degrees in advertising and public marketing and in marketing.

Race to read starts this week at library

The Delaware County District Library will hold a summer reading program, "Ready. Set. Read!," to give students 18 and younger a chance to track reading progress for prizes and attend programs.

Masters of Sech's

Two young entrepreneurs with central Ohio ties are hoping a wider audience soon will appreciate Sech's appeal.

Evans Farm excitement: Open house draws crowd

The developers behind the massive Evans Farm community planned in Berlin and Orange townships expect the first residents will move in and first shops will open in summer 2017.

Attorney: Censure of fire chief politically motivated

A report critical of the leadership of Liberty Township's fire chief ignores the "obvious political and personal motivations" that led to the investigation, according to a response filed earlier this month by the chief's attorney.

Lunch will be a little pricier next school year

Olentangy Local School District students will have to spend a little more change on their lunch next school year.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Thieves hit construction site twice in one week

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies responded to two theft reports at the same Orange Township construction site in the same week earlier this month.

County outlet mall sets June 24 opening

Bargain hunters, rejoice: Delaware County's Tanger Factory Outlet Center finally has an opening date.

Polaris-area police substation planned

Worthington Libraries and the city of Columbus announced last week the city would purchase 4 acres of library land to add a new police substation on the city's north side.

Parks invite kids to get dirty

Officials with Delaware County's park district are eschewing bright, plastic equipment in favor of sticks, stones and other "messy materials" at new natural play areas at four parks.

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Olentangy briefs

Clara Nemeth, a sixth-grader at Shanahan Middle School, placed eighth in the 13 and Under Western Pleasure at the 2016 Nutrena East American Quarter Horse Association Level 1 Championships on May 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

College notes

* Sean Avner of Delaware and Sheila Messina of Powell recently graduated from Ohio Christian University.


* Powell students recently awarded $2,500 from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. are Melissa Gu and Hanley Ma of Olentangy Liberty High School.

Orange branch library news

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. Contact or call 740-549-2665.

Township fire chief's work questioned

Liberty Township's fire chief will face a disciplinary hearing after an investigator filed a report that challenged his fitness to lead the township's fire department.
Rates jump for heavy consumers

Del-Co hopes to 'change behavior' in water use

Upcoming water-rate hikes by Del-Co Water Co. are expected to curb excessive usage and fund needed upgrades to facilities and infrastructure.

Officials: Parking agreement vital to developments

While the concept of shared parking has led to disputes among Powell businesses in the past, city officials see it as key to the potential success of neighboring commercial developments planned on West Olentangy Street.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Man, boy alleged to have taken hoverboard from preteen

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office arrested a Columbus man and an Orange Township teen on felony robbery charges after they reportedly stole a hoverboard from a 10-year-old boy earlier this month.

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