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Civic Association wants bicentennial committee

By Lenny C. Lepolanewsguy@ee.netThe Village of Sunbury was platted by Lawrence and William Myers in 1816, and on more than one occasion during the past year Sunbury’s rapidly approaching bicentennial has been mentioned in village council chambers. Council members have been urged to put money aside for the bicentennial, but to date no formal action has taken place.Cindy Erndt, representing the Big Walnut Civic Association and the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area C...

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BW girls lacrosse honored at banquet

Big Walnut’s girls varsity lacrosse team was recognized in its first-ever postseason awards banquet held May 27 at Big Walnut High School.One senior, Janie Serna, and three juniors, Alexis Adams, Alexandra Aughenbaugh and Kelsey Bowling, were recognized by coaches Steve Palmer and James Ruark with special awards for their performances during the Golden Eagles inaugural 2014 varsity campaign.

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BW softball takes care of business, wins first District title since 1988

The Golden Eagles had some unfinished business going into the 2014 softball season — and they took care of that business.Big Walnut honored its Division I Central District softball champions at its annual postseason banquet held May 27 in the BWHS Media Center celebrating the 11th seeded Golden Eagles first District championship since winning the 1988 District crown with a 3-1 victory over St. Francis DeSales at Pickerington Central High School.

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Bok, Duncan, Grieser close careers with honors at BW baseball banquet

Big Walnut’s three seniors, Jeremy Bok, Kyle Duncan and Ryan Grieser, closed out their high school baseball careers with honors at the annual Golden Eagle Awards Banquet held Thursday, May 29, in the BWHS cafeteria.Bok and Grieser shared the Golden Eagle Award which is given annually to a senior with 3.00 Grade Point Average and is based on 40 percent character, 30 percent scholarship and 30 percent athletic ability. Duncan was the recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award....

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Glesenkamp steps down after 23 years as Big Walnut AD, returns home to lead Delaware Hayes athletic program

Steve Glesenkamp is headed back to his roots.Glesenkamp, who has served as Director of Athletics for the past 23 years at Big Walnut High School, has accepted the AD position at Delaware Hayes High School, his high school alma mater.Delaware’s month-long search for a new AD officially ended during last Wednesday’s (June 25) Delaware City Schools Board of Education meeting, when Glesenkamp was introduced as the new Athletic Director at Hayes High School. He re...

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Death Notices

Anthony P. Grandominico, 92, Galena, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, 2014, at St. Ann’s Hospital. Arrangements were entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at .

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Summer Concert on the Square Series Sunday, July 13th features Grapes of Jazz

The second Summer Concert on the Square, sponsored by Vineyard Church of Delaware County will be Sunday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. The entertainment for the evening will be Columbus-area jazz band, Grapes of Jazz. 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 musicians playing all styles of instrumental jazz music.

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SUMC Red Cross Blood Drive July 6

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood; more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., and the average red blood cell transfusion takes approximately three pints of whole blood.Because of the constant need for blood, and the summer months ahead when blood supplies are in greater demand, members of Sunbury United Methodist Church will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to ...

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Gently-used clothing ‘give away” Saturday, Aug. 9 at Sunbury UMC

The Sunbury United Methodist Church, located at 100 West Cherry Street, corner of U.S. 36/Ohio 37 and Ohio 3. will hold an adult and children’s gently used clothing “give away” on Saturday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lower level multipurpose room. This “give away” is for local residents. Clothing is not for resale, but for use by neighbors in the area.If anyone would like to “recycle” cle...

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Council for Older Adults hosting July 17 Open House to recruit new volunteers

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Council for Older Adults (COA) at an open house to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes and tours of the Coun...

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Frequently Asked Questions on Annexations

The following Frequently Asked Questions about the two annexation petitions currently on the Sunbury Village Council agenda is posted on the village website. The FAQ’s and additional village council documents related to the annexations are available at .Frequently Asked Questions

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Galena Council discusses cuts due to failure of levy

At the Village of Galena’s June Council meeting, the Finance Committee recommended budget cuts in light of the Village’s property tax levy failure at the May election. While the Village applies for a variety of grants, many of which provide $.75 on the dollar, several grant application commitments would be due prior to the November election. In light of the voters’ directive to cut costs, Council approved the committee’s following recommendation:* 1. Continu...

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Harlem Twp. Trustees hear Harlem Rd. noise complaint

The following report is culled from approved minutes of the Wednesday, May 21, Harlem Township Board of Trustees meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso. The Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, May 21 at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse with trustees Jerry Paul, Dave Jackson and Carl Richison present. Also in chambers for the session were Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fli...

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Rumpke gets Genoa trash contract nod; needs approval from Liberty, Orange

During the Thursday, June 5, Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees awarded the township’s residential trash and recycling services to Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. The contract is the result of a joint bid with Liberty and Orange Townships.Township residents currently pay $15.44 per month for trash and recycling services. The new rate of $12.95 per month will reduce service fees by 16 percent for an annual savings of $29.88 per household. Seniors over 6...

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Remember Fido’s fireworks fears during the Forth of July Weekend

Pets and fireworks do not mix, with the Fourth of July Independence celebration around the corner these tips from Pet Care and Safety expert Gayla Frances Evans-Rine will help you keep your pet safe. Each year hundreds of pets are lost and injured because of the panic caused by fireworks. A fear of fireworks is fairly common in dogs.The symptoms of stress can include, shaking, panting, hiding barking,yawning, licking and clinging. More severe is bolting, running, anxious pacing and...

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Galena hit by high water after last week’s downpours

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BW Nature Club osprey conservation taking action on Hoover Reservoir

The Big Walnut Nature Club gathered recently to install signs aimed at protecting the Osprey nesting on Hoover Reservoir. They replaced signs that warn boaters to steer clear of the Osprey nesting platforms near the Hoover Boardwalk in Galena.

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