Ohio House Passes Sports Betting Bill

31 May , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow Ohioans to place bets on sports.

The bill passed 83-10. It now heads to the Ohio Senate, which has been working on a similar proposal with a different regulatory body and lower tax rate.

The House bill would give oversight responsibilities to the state Lottery, while the Senate bill gives oversight to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. More…

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Schools, Sports

OHSAA Clarifies Lifting Of No-Contact Period For Six Sports, Report Shares

17 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

It’s time to play ball! Well, maybe.

On Saturday, the Toledo Blade reported that the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is lifting its no-contact period for baseball, golf, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and tennis, while spring sports seasons remain cancelled.

This will be effective on May 26.

In a letter sent on Friday evening, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass attempted to clarify the situation caused with several announcements from Columbus and previous OHSAA statements. More…

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Golf Course Opening This Weekend

9 May , 2020  

The City of Delaware will open its Hidden Valley Golf Course on Sunday, May 10.

Hours at the course will be from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Golf course policies and procedures will include: More…

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OWU Goalkeeper Named NCAA Statistical Champion

2 Apr , 2020  

Bishops’ Baughman Named NCAA Statistical Champion – Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics

Ohio Wesleyan senior goalkeeper J.P. Baughman (Westerville/Columbus St. Francis DeSales) was officially named the NCAA Division III statistical champion for goals-against average for the 2019 men’s soccer season. He allowed 8 goals in 1623 minutes over 19 games for a goals-against average of 0.44.


Business First Reports That $20 Million Sports Complex Is Back On

4 Mar , 2020  

There’s little question that youth sports are big business in Central Ohio, and in Delaware County in particular.

At the same time that a large multi-sports facility is being constructed to replace the former Sears store at Polaris Fashion Place mall, and a short time after the announcement was made that Planet Oasis development was being re-launched near the intersection of I71 and Routes 36 and 37, another major sports development has reportedly been brought back to life.

Columbus Business First reported on Tuesday that the $20 million “Project Grand Slam” will be a 57 acre complex that will include “…six tournament style baseball diamonds, an indoor arena with stadium seating, and a variety of amenities for various sports.” More…

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Battling Bishops Baseball Preview

27 Feb , 2020  

2020 Season Preview – Ohio Wesleyan University Baseball

Ohio Wesleyan head coach Tyler Mott looks for the 2020 Battling Bishop baseball team to challenge for the North Coast Athletic Conference championship and return to the NCAC tournament. “We have an older team this year with quite a bit of experience,” Mott said.


Two Area Men To Be Inducted Into OHSAA Officials Hall Of Fame

26 Feb , 2020  

Fifteen individuals, including one man from Delaware and one from Westerville, have been selected for induction into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame. The OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame induction banquet is scheduled for June 20 in Columbus and will welcome these 15 individuals selected by the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame Committee. More…

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Buckeye Valley Sophmore Beats The Odds

17 Feb , 2020  

Following horrific accident, Delaware high schooler beats the odds, returns to basketball court

DELAWARE, Ohio (WCMH) – With the odds stacked against him, a local high school basketball player is back on the court. Back in December, Buckeye Valley High School sophomore power forward Troy Scowden went up for a dunk. He came down hard right on his head, suffering a fractured skull and a brain bleed.


New Radio Show To Focus On Ohio Harness Racing

14 Feb , 2020  

New Radio Show In Ohio

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association in partnership with WDLR Radio of Delaware, Ohio is creating a new half hour radio show focusing on harness racing in the Buckeye State. ‘Horsing Around’ is scheduled to debut Saturday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m. Kelley Bell of the Little Brown Jug Radio Network will host the show with Michelle Gatchell.


Bishop Basketball Falls To Oberlin

9 Jan , 2020  

Oberlin Rallies Past Men’s Basketball – Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics

Senior guard Jaret Gerber (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) hit a 3-pointer that gave Ohio Wesleyan the lead early in overtime, but Oberlin rallied for a win in a North Coast Athletic Conference contest on Wednesday in Oberlin. Senior post Tim Kiefer (North Olmsted/Cleveland St.

Polaris Area, Sports

Reds Caravan Coming On January 16

21 Dec , 2019  

Cincinnati Reds Caravan Dates

North Tour * Thursday, Jan. 16: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place) * Friday, Jan. 17: Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center) * Saturday, Jan. 18: Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) & Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium) South Tour * Thursday, Jan. 16: Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field) * Friday, Jan.

Ohio Wesleyan University, Sports

From Bishop To Peace Corps

16 Dec , 2019  

Bishops’ Ansari Accepted into Peace Corps – Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics

Senior Mahnoor Ansari (Lahore, Pakistan/Beaconhouse) of the Ohio Wesleyan rowing team was recently accepted into the Peace Corps. Ansari will be going to Panama, however, she will not know her specific placement until she arrives for her 3-month in-country training. Her job title will be Sustainable Agriculture Extension Promoter.