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Glenn Battishill

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A trial date for scheduled this morning for former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher who has pleaded not guilty to 32 sex-abuse charges brought against him in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
Matthew Rausenberg, 39, of Columbus, will stand trial on Sept. 8.
He has pleaded not guilty to all counts, including 28 gross sexual imposition charges

Ex-teacher's trial set for Sept. 8

A trial date for scheduled this morning for former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher who has pleaded not guilty to 32 sex-abuse charges brought against him in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. Matthew Rausenberg, 39, of Columbus, will stand trial on Sept. 8. He has pleaded not guilty to all counts, including 28 gross sexual imposition charges

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A girl said Monday night that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault in the area of Lake Street and Winter Street. Police investigated and concluded that no attempted sexual assault had occurred. Police said the girl was running in the area and a group of men blocked her path. As she ran by, one of the men touche

The Delaware Board of Education approved rehiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges at its meeting Monday night.
The board rehired Stranges and announced that his annual salary will be $108,602, which is 10 percent less than his 2014-15 salary of $120,669. This is the first time the Delaware board has voted to do a retire/rehire deal, c

Board approves rehiring Hayes High principal

The Delaware Board of Education approved rehiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges at its meeting Monday night. The board rehired Stranges and announced that his annual salary will be $108,602, which is 10 percent less than his 2014-15 salary of $120,669. This is the first time the Delaware board has voted to do a retire/rehire deal, c

Prosecutors say the trial for three people accused of human trafficking at several massage parlors across central Ohio will likely take two weeks when it begins in August.
Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien said Tuesday — at court proceedings for Matthew Rausenberg, a former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher charged with 28 counts of

Trial for alleged human traffickers may last two weeks

Prosecutors say the trial for three people accused of human trafficking at several massage parlors across central Ohio will likely take two weeks when it begins in August. Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien said Tuesday — at court proceedings for Matthew Rausenberg, a former Arrowhead Elementary School teacher charged with 28 counts of

Girl assaulted on bike path

Delaware police are searching for a man they say assaulted a teenage girl on the bike path near the Olentangy River Sunday night. Police report a 17-year-old girl was walking the bike path — near where the path crosses U.S. 23 and River Street on the East side of the Olentangy River — Sunday about 5:30 p.m. when she was accosted by a s

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A 57-year-old man reported his wallet had been stolen Sunday afternoon in the area of 120 E. Central Ave. The man said the wallet had credit cards and other important items in it. An officer spotted a vehicle parked behind a building in the 100 block of North Washington Street Sunday night. The officer spoke to the occupan

Workers build a section of the south wall of the new sixth-grade wing at Dempsey Middle School in Delaware Monday afternoon. The school district hopes to have construction completed by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Another brick in the wall

Workers build a section of the south wall of the new sixth-grade wing at Dempsey Middle School in Delaware Monday afternoon. The school district hopes to have construction completed by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Delaware City Schools officials say the state's unreliable education funding formula may force them to return to voters twice before 2017 to avoid a budget deficit.
Superintendent Paul Craft said the renewal of an existing tax levy — as soon as next year — would erase a 2017 deficit anticipated in the district's recently approved five-

Deficit may result in two tax levies

Delaware City Schools officials say the state's unreliable education funding formula may force them to return to voters twice before 2017 to avoid a budget deficit. Superintendent Paul Craft said the renewal of an existing tax levy — as soon as next year — would erase a 2017 deficit anticipated in the district's recently approved five-

YMCA, city schools offering summer courses

School may be out for the summer, but Delaware City Schools will once again be partnering with the Delaware Community Center YMCA this summer to offer enrichment courses for students. Starting June 8, a series of summer courses for Delaware City Schools students will be available for participation. Each session is a week long (Monday through Frid

Malpractice suit filed against Grady

A malpractice lawsuit against Grady Memorial Hospital and a number of doctors there, alleging needless and reckless operations on a now-deceased Delaware woman, is awaiting a court date in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. The civil suit, filed in November 2014, concerns the medical treatment of Dorothy Rayburn, formerly of 139 Granite Drive, at

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A DATA bus passenger passed away in the parking lot of Wal-Mart Thursday. Police say the 67-year-old man experienced a medical issue while on the bus. An investigation by the Delaware County Coroner's Office indicated that the death was due to natural causes. A man and a woman were involved in a domestic disturbance at an

The Delaware Board of Education will consider rehiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges and approving more renovations at its meeting later today.
The board is expected to rehire Stranges at the meeting and announce that his annual salary will be $108,602, which is 10 percent less than his 2014-15 salary of $120,669.
Stranges is retir

School board to consider rehiring principal tonight

The Delaware Board of Education will consider rehiring Hayes High School Principal Richard Stranges and approving more renovations at its meeting later today. The board is expected to rehire Stranges at the meeting and announce that his annual salary will be $108,602, which is 10 percent less than his 2014-15 salary of $120,669. Stranges is retir

Fourth-graders at Schultz Elementary School high-five their classmates as students at the school do their end-of-the-year “clap-out” — where the outgoing fourth-graders parade down the hallways to say goodbye to their classmates. Similar celebrations took place at all of the Delaware elementary schools on Thursday, the last day of

Last day of school

Fourth-graders at Schultz Elementary School high-five their classmates as students at the school do their end-of-the-year “clap-out” — where the outgoing fourth-graders parade down the hallways to say goodbye to their classmates. Similar celebrations took place at all of the Delaware elementary schools on Thursday, the last day of

Second-graders in Maegan Yinger's class picked out books as part of Conger Elementary School's book swap Thursday. Students bring in a book from home and swap it out with a book on the table. The goal of the swap is to encourage summer reading. A majority of the books were donated by the Literacy Coalition of Delaware County. Similar summer reading

A book for summer

Second-graders in Maegan Yinger's class picked out books as part of Conger Elementary School's book swap Thursday. Students bring in a book from home and swap it out with a book on the table. The goal of the swap is to encourage summer reading. A majority of the books were donated by the Literacy Coalition of Delaware County. Similar summer reading

Area students awarded national scholarships

Several area high school students were awarded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. this week. Area students who won scholarships were: • Rachel M. Carline, of Powell, who attends Olentangy Liberty High School, was awarded the National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship. • Maria T. Jeric, of Dublin, who attends

An Ashley man accused of breaking into a Delaware home and having sex with a 13-year-old girl in April is likely to negotiate with prosecutors for a plea agreement, according to his attorney.
Jeremy Cackler-Fox, 18, of Ashley, had a final pretrial hearing Thursday afternoon in Delaware County Common Pleas Judge David Gormley's court where his atto

Ashley man likely to reach plea deal, says attorney

An Ashley man accused of breaking into a Delaware home and having sex with a 13-year-old girl in April is likely to negotiate with prosecutors for a plea agreement, according to his attorney. Jeremy Cackler-Fox, 18, of Ashley, had a final pretrial hearing Thursday afternoon in Delaware County Common Pleas Judge David Gormley's court where his atto

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 pistol was stolen from a locked vehicle Wednesday morning while it was parked in the 600 block of Congress Street. The owner, a 35-year-old man, reported that the pistol was valued at $500. A mountain bicycle was stolen from a residence in the 500 block of Jefferson Street Wednesday

POLICE BLOTTER

Delaware police report: A couple was discovered having sex inside a vehicle in the area of South Henry Street Tuesday night. No charges have been filed and an investigation is ongoing. A dehumidifier was stolen from a residence on Deerfield Place Tuesday morning. Police found the dehumidifier had been pawned at a local pawn shop by someone who is

A trial has been scheduled for July 21 in Delaware County Common Pleas Court for a local man accused of raping a girl under the age of 13 between April 2013 and October 2014.
Patrick Martin Howell, 46, of 22 Vernon Ave., appeared in court Wednesday morning for his arraignment on five counts of rape. Howell's attorney, Christoper Soon, entered a no

Trial set for July in local rape case

A trial has been scheduled for July 21 in Delaware County Common Pleas Court for a local man accused of raping a girl under the age of 13 between April 2013 and October 2014. Patrick Martin Howell, 46, of 22 Vernon Ave., appeared in court Wednesday morning for his arraignment on five counts of rape. Howell's attorney, Christoper Soon, entered a no

Eighth-grader Chris Rowland hugs his employer, eighth-grade language arts teacher Lyndsey Hunter, at the Career-Based Intervention awards presentation last Friday at Dempsey Middle School. The CBI program aims to help struggling kids by giving them jobs and incentives to improve their grades or behavior. At the awards presentation, students gave th

A hug for a helper

Eighth-grader Chris Rowland hugs his employer, eighth-grade language arts teacher Lyndsey Hunter, at the Career-Based Intervention awards presentation last Friday at Dempsey Middle School. The CBI program aims to help struggling kids by giving them jobs and incentives to improve their grades or behavior. At the awards presentation, students gave th





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