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Comparing Bexley in England and the United States

PUBLISHED: 10:13 02 November 2012

The grounds of Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley, Ohio

The grounds of Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley, Ohio

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The Bexley Times compares the London borough with the town in Ohio

SPORT

Welling United Football Club is the highest level sport team playing in Bexley. The Wings play in the Blue Square Bet Conference South, the sixth tier of English football.

Bexley, OH, does not have any major sports teams but it is a suburb of the state capital Columbus, which plays home to Major League Soccer Team the Columbus Crew.

Ohio State University is also based in Columbus, which possesses one of the best college sports programmes in the United States. The Ohio State Buckeyes American Football team have won seven national championships and regularly sell out the whopping 102,000 capacity Ohio Stadium.

Charlton Athletic, Bexley’s nearest football league team, has a capacity of just over 27,000 with a top attendance of 26,185 this season.

NEWS

The newspaper which covers Bexley is called This Week News.

Recent stories reported included setting the time of day residents are allowed to trick or treat on Hallowe’en and extensive coverage of local races and issues in the American presidential election.

The town was hit by a hurricane in July this year.

NUMBERS

Population of Bexley, Ohio: around 14,000.

Population of the London borough of Bexley: 232,000.

FAMOUS FACES

London Borough of Bexley: athlete Steve Backley, singer-songwriter Kate Bush and illustrator Quentin Blake.

Television chef Delia Smith and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards all went to school in Bexley.

Bexley, Ohio: Josh Radnor (plays Ted Mosby in American sitcom How I Met Your Mother) and Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt.

POLITICS

Mayor Kessler says Bexley has a slight Democratic (left wing) majority over the Republicans but the current Governor of the State of Ohio is Republican.

Ohio is noted as a ‘swing state’ in the American Presidential election, hence the campaigning by Obama and Romney.

OTHER BEXLEYS

Suburbs of the cities of Sydney, Australia, and Christchurch in New Zealand also bear the name Bexley.

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