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Past articles by Thomas:

Vino ventures north

About a half-decade after opening a winery in downtown Powell, Gina and Jeff Kirby have made a splash in the county seat. The Concord Township couple, who → Read More

Westerville man dies in Orange Township crash

A semitrailer driver faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter after a Westerville man died after a two-vehicle crash Dec. 7 in Orange Township. → Read More

Olentangy Orange principal will leave Jan. 1

Olentangy Orange High School’s principal will leave the district at the end of the year to take a job with the Ohio School Boards Association. → Read More

Cafe shepherds in new flavor

New Powell business uses sheep's milk for smoothies → Read More

'Something we can be proud of'

Delaware County opened the doors of its new downtown Delaware courthouse earlier this week, about two years after workers began prepping the site. County → Read More

Leaders: Delaware school levy's easy win speaks well of district 'team'

The Delaware City School District has staved off cuts to programs and staffing thanks to voter support for an emergency levy. With 12 of 30 precincts reporting Nov. 7, the five-year, 8.35-mill levy was passing by a vote of 2,428 to 1,672, or 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial results from the Delaware County Board of Elections. Superintendent Paul Craft said he has “never seen… → Read More

Win at polls means new Preservation Parks in Delaware County

Delaware County voters have given their countywide park system the OK to grow at a quicker pace. Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s board in June voted to place a 10-year, 0.6-mill renewal levy with a 0.3 percent increase before voters on the Nov. 7 ballot. With 41 of 158 precincts reporting Nov. 7, the levy was approved by a vote of 9,227 to 6,029, or 60 percent to 40 percent, according to… → Read More

Aim: More green space

Preservation Parks of Delaware County leaders hope voters are willing to pay a little bit more to further the system’s mission of conservation and provide more accessible green space to residents. The Preservation Parks board voted in June to place a 10-year, 0.6-mill renewal levy plus a 0.3-mill increase on the Nov. 7 ballot. County homeowners pay about $18 annually per $100,000 in property… → Read More

Delaware police nab last of three SEPTA escapees

Officers with the Delaware Police Department on April 4, tracked down the last of three fugitives who had escaped last week from a prison in Athens County. → Read More

Utility relocation could delay opening of Sawmill Parkway extension

Delays in getting utilities relocated could push back the opening of the multimillion dollar Sawmill Parkway extension. Original plans for the $30 million project called for completing work by November. → Read More

Developer eyes dormant site on Olentangy Street in Powell

The Dublin City Council will decide Monday whether to enter into a construction agreement with Union and Franklin counties to build a roundabout at the Cosgray Road intersection at Route 161 and Post Road. → Read More

Delaware Golf Club may lose nine holes to housing

A concept plan for a mixed-use development off Rt. 23 would mean the loss of nine holes on the Delaware Golf Club’s course. → Read More

Powell zoning referendum survives elections-board ruling

Although the Delaware County Board of Elections invalidated 186 petition signatures last week, Powell residents still will have a chance to vote in November on a zoning change for a planned condominium complex. → Read More

Olentangy schools provide land for Sawmill Parkway retention pond

The Olentangy school district has transferred 4 acres of Liberty Township land to Delaware County for the Sawmill Parkway extension. → Read More

Sawmill Parkway extension construction is underway

After decades of planning and discussion, Delaware County is breaking ground this week on extending Sawmill Parkway north into the city of Delaware. → Read More

Delaware County, Orange Township prepare to widen Orange Road

Work to relocate utility lines could begin this fall in preparation for widening Orange Road at Rt. 23, if Orange Township can complete the needed land acquisitions. → Read More

Lead cleanup at old shooting range is Powell condo project’s first step

Before Arlington Homes can build condominiums on property that was once home to the Powder Room shooting range, the developer must remove lead-contaminated soil from the site. → Read More

Liberty Township to give 4 months’ salary in severance deal with ex-administrator

Liberty Township trustees have agreed to pay former township administrator Dave Anderson four months’ salary and pick up the cost of his health insurance for four months as part of a severance package. → Read More

Powell condo plans on former Powder Room site divide developer, neighbors

The Powell City Council is to decide whether condominiums near downtown would be an improvement to a current eyesore, as the developer argues, or a hindrance to neighbors. → Read More

Liberty Township OKs condos, road extension off Rt. 315

Liberty Township trustees have approved a plan allowing developer NK Villas to build 27 condominiums on 15 acres west of the Manning Parkway cul-de-sac off Rt. 315 just north of Mount Air. → Read More