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Yard sale friendships


Peggy Risk, right, and her long-time yard-sale friend, Mary Comer, left, help a customer search through their extensive selection of infant and children’s clothing at their yard sale Friday on Governor’s Island. The two women have been hosting yard sales at Indian Lake for seven years and have a loyal following. Ms. Risk has thought about stopping the activity, but says she would miss everyone she gets to see each year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN McGLONE)

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Full speed ahead



Scott Mann, an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy instructor, demonstrates a driving simulator Thursday during driving and firearms training that was offered to area law enforcement officers, including Logan County Sheriff’s deputies, Russells Point and West Liberty police officers, at Robinson Investments Ltd., 901 Henry St. The driving simulator featured a crash scene, officer needs assistance call and a mock pursuit. The instruction was offered through OPOTA Mobile Academy units, which travel to locations throughout the state to offer free hands-on training to law enforcement. The LCSO helped to organize the local stop. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)


Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Painting the hydrants red

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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BHS music awards announced


A number of Bellefontaine High School students received awards during the recent spring concert for the concert and symphonic bands and the concert and symphonic choirs. 


Among the award winners were seniors Parker Neeld, Choral and Band Director’s Award winner; Marci Sebring, National Choral Award and Band Director’s Award; Adam Verbsky National Band Award; and Kenna Wedge, Choral Director’s Award winner.


The bands are under the direction of Nick Pelfrey and assistant band director Jeremy Karg. Choral director is Stacy Calton, with assistance from student intern, Brice Henry, who is the new choral teacher at West Liberty-Salem Schools in the fall.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Huntsville Class of 1960


Members of the Huntsville High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 55th class reunion May 16 in conjunction with the Huntsville High School Alumni. Present for the photo were, from the left, Mike Turner, Roxie Geotz Tracy, Connie Shirk Hurley, Pat Kennedy Beard, Jane Brake Beck, Joan Jenkins Dowell, Paul Taylor and Karen McPherson Widenhamer. Not pictured but attending the Saturday morning brunch were Dick Hurley and Carl Wagner.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Pool pHill


Hoffman Municipal Pool Manager Chris Watkins opens gallons of pool chemicals for stabilizing the pH-balance of the 475,000 gallons of water pouring into the pool on Monday. The pool opens this weekend. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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BHS royalty


Ryan Dunn and Emma Smith were named Bellefontaine High School prom king and queen, respectively, during recent festivities at Winner Harvest Barn and the high school. (PHOTO | SUBMITTED)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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ILES takes grandparents ‘around the world’


Indian Lake Elementary School’s Grandparents Day program Friday took the audience on an educational experience all around the world.

Students sang songs from Mexico, Ireland, France, Israel and points further. After the show, hundreds of grandparents spent the morning exploring classrooms, shopping at the book fair and receiving specially made gifts.

Music teachers Tracey Notestine and Pamela Thayer directed the show, while nearly every ILES staff member helped organize the annual event.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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