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By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel said the state needs to put a greater emphasis on vocational training for young people during a Friday stop at V & P Hydraulic Products in Delaware.
Mandel, who faces Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Montgomery, in the Nov. 4 election, said manufacturing is the backbone of the na

Mandel: Bring back shop class

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel said the state needs to put a greater emphasis on vocational training for young people during a Friday stop at V & P Hydraulic Products in Delaware. Mandel, who faces Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Montgomery, in the Nov. 4 election, said manufacturing is the backbone of the na

Sunbury-Berkshire Township partnership appears doomed

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com The potential marriage between the village of Sunbury and Berkshire Township is over before it even got started. Sunbury Village Council voted unanimously Wednesday to endorse a letter sent by Mayor Tom Hatfield that was critical of a proposed deal that would include a Joint Economic Development Dist

Township alleges outside involvement in demise of mall deal

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Two Berkshire Township officials believe that Sunbury backed out of an outlet mall-related deal because of the village's relationship with a rival developer. Trustees Bill Holtry and Rod Myers both said they believe the developers of nearby NorthGate Centre had a major influence on the village's deci

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Bipartisanship appears to be dead on the national level, but it seems to be alive and well in Delaware County
Democrat Jacob Fathbruckner and Republican Barb Lewis, who will square off on Nov. 4 in the race to replace retiring Delaware County Commissioner Dennis Stapleton, have organized a joint vote

Candidates team up for voter registration drive

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Bipartisanship appears to be dead on the national level, but it seems to be alive and well in Delaware County Democrat Jacob Fathbruckner and Republican Barb Lewis, who will square off on Nov. 4 in the race to replace retiring Delaware County Commissioner Dennis Stapleton, have organized a joint vote

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
A Powell business owner has gotten creative in her effort to help a young woman battling Stage 3 breast cancer.
Stefanie Fox, owner of Canvas Salon & Skin Bar, has organized “Paint Out Cancer” to help 28-year-old Amber Burg cover medical expenses associated with her treatment.
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Business owner wants raise breast-cancer awareness among young women

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com A Powell business owner has gotten creative in her effort to help a young woman battling Stage 3 breast cancer. Stefanie Fox, owner of Canvas Salon & Skin Bar, has organized “Paint Out Cancer” to help 28-year-old Amber Burg cover medical expenses associated with her treatment. Seven

Sunbury given deadline for mall deal

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Berkshire Township officials say they have given the village of Sunbury a Friday deadline to come to terms on a deal in connection with a proposed outlet mall – or Sunbury could be cut out of the deal entirely. If Sunbury officials do not agree to a deal on the proposed Berkshire Township outle

Opponents of Powell development take second case to Ohio Supreme Court

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Opponents of a proposed downtown Powell development have taken a second case to the state's highest court. A group of city residents have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to force the Delaware County Board of Elections to place two separate measures that would block the development on the Nov. 4 ballot.

City ready to partner with Berkshire Twp.

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Delaware city officials say they plan to move forward on a partnership with Berkshire Township – with or without the participation of the village of Sunbury. The three entities have been negotiating a complex package of revenue-producing mechanisms related to the construction of a Berkshire Tow

Berkshire: Sunbury's deadline is Friday

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Berkshire Township officials say they have given the village of Sunbury a Friday deadline to come to terms on a deal in connection with a proposed outlet mall – or Sunbury could be cut out of the deal entirely. If Sunbury officials do not agree to a deal on the proposed Berkshire Township outle

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
The Delaware County Fair and its marquee event – the famed Little Brown Jug – are an economic boon for Delaware County.
Over the course of the eight-day fair, the event will generate more than $4.1 million in expenditures in Delaware County, according to a 2008 study conducted by Ohio Wes

Fair is an economic boon for county

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com The Delaware County Fair and its marquee event – the famed Little Brown Jug – are an economic boon for Delaware County. Over the course of the eight-day fair, the event will generate more than $4.1 million in expenditures in Delaware County, according to a 2008 study conducted by Ohio Wes

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Some parents in the Buckeye Valley Local School District are not happy that their children are forced to sit on an idling bus outside the high school for up to 30 minutes each day while awaiting the arrival of a handful of students who attend the Delaware Area Career Center.
Those same parents also s

Long bus waits bug parents

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Some parents in the Buckeye Valley Local School District are not happy that their children are forced to sit on an idling bus outside the high school for up to 30 minutes each day while awaiting the arrival of a handful of students who attend the Delaware Area Career Center. Those same parents also s

County explores Mount Carmel TIF

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com A railroad overpass on Lewis Center Road may be possible if Delaware County commissioners use a financing tool in connection with a new medical facility in Orange Township. County officials are considering the creation of a revenue-producing zone on a major development planned for Orange Township tha

BV unveils staffing plan for third elementary

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com The Buckeye Valley Local School District will not need to hire any additional teachers to staff a third elementary school, according to Superintendent Andy Miller. The district has enough teachers to reopen North Elementary if a $26.5 million bond issue is approved in November, he told the board of e

Police investigate possible child enticement

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Police are looking for a man who may have tried to entice a child with candy earlier this week near Dempsey Middle School. Delaware police say a white male in a beige sedan – described as “curvy” – slowed next to a student who was walking home from school on Troy Road on Tuesd

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
A dispute over hundreds of downed trees in Ostrander isn't over yet, but a lawsuit has been put on hold for now.
A lawsuit was filed in Delaware County Common Pleas Court by the village of Ostrander against a developer that it alleges cut down hundreds of trees without village approval to make way fo

Tree lawsuit put on hold

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com A dispute over hundreds of downed trees in Ostrander isn't over yet, but a lawsuit has been put on hold for now. A lawsuit was filed in Delaware County Common Pleas Court by the village of Ostrander against a developer that it alleges cut down hundreds of trees without village approval to make way fo

Salt shortage could mean headaches for drivers

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com It 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

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Sunbury'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 betwee

Slow down, mayor urges

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Sunbury'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 betwee

GOP head denies Leneghan claim about election complaint

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com The head of the Delaware County Republican Party and the person who filed an Ohio Elections Commission complaint against a Liberty Township trustee on Monday denied the charge that the complaint was politically motivated. The case against Liberty Township Trustee Melanie Leneghan was dismissed last m

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Sunbury'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 betwee

Slow down, mayor urges

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Sunbury'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 betwee

By Dustin Ensinger
densinger@civitasmedia.com
Sold to Ohioans as a way to provide students in failing school districts with an opportunity for a better education, charters schools have been siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars from public education, often with less than ideal results, Delaware County school officials say.
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Charters siphon millions from county schools

By Dustin Ensinger densinger@civitasmedia.com Sold to Ohioans as a way to provide students in failing school districts with an opportunity for a better education, charters schools have been siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars from public education, often with less than ideal results, Delaware County school officials say. Delaware Count




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