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Wet Wednesday


Boys sit on the railing Wednesday afternoon as the Possum Run Creek rushes through a new drainage tile in Mary Rutan Park. Heavy rains in early April have caused water levels to rise in creeks like Possum Run, but no significant flooding has yet been reported. There is a chance of thunderstorms tonight and into early Friday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Bowl benefit


Freshman Nakiah Dague paints a design on one of dozens of bowls designed by Indian Lake High School art students for a fundraising ice cream social from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the art room at the high school. Buy a bowl for $5 and fill it with ice cream and toppings. Proceeds go to Our Daily Bread of Indian Lake. The ceramics class project was made possible in part by a $500 Logan County Education Foundation grant, with which art teacher Erin Miller purchased an additional pottery wheel for the classroom. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Carrying the cross


A cross is carried through the sanctuary of the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church at the start of the Community Good Friday service.The Way of the Cross, normally an outdoor event at nearby Brown Park, took place in the church’s fellowship hall prior to the service. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


West Liberty-Salem music department presented the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this weekend. The cast included, from left, Isaac Loffing, Jocelyn Wilson, Sierra McCall and Hunter Miller as members of the Potts family. (PHOTO | JIM HOFFMAN)

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015

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Grocery games


Brent Fromm, second from the left, and others participate in a “Minute to Win It” grocery bagging competition during the recent RTC Employment Services’ Employer Recognition Breakfast at the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities office, 1851 W. State Route 47. RTC Employment Services clients and their employers also teamed up for other games following the meal. Associates then passed out certificates of appreciation to long-time employers in the community. (PHOTO | LOGAN COUNTY BOARD OF DD)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Animal discoveries



A Calvary Christian School student shares his science fair project with judges during the fourth- and fifth-grade science fair this week at the school. The theme of the projects revolved around God and the creation of animals. Each student selected a verse that pertained to their project. Results of the judging are as follows: fourth-grade — Abby Jenkins, first; Natalie Angus, second; Gabe Salmonowicz, third; Helena Burns, fourth; and fifth-grade — Emma Patton, first place; Alexxie West, second; Lexi Cronkleton, third; Garrett Heater, fourth. (PHOTO | CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)


Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Living characters


George Washington, left, played by Indian Lake Middle School fifth-grader Trenton Stringfellow, delivers a speech during a recent Living Wax Museum project in the school cafeteria by advanced language arts fifth-graders. Each of the students selected a famous person, read a biography and wrote a short speech. For the Living Wax Museum event, parents, pupils or teachers walked up to the actors, who would deliver their speech and then freeze. Other famous Americans portrayed by students included Michael Jordan, Adam Sandler, Rachel Carson, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, Pocahontas, Abraham Lincoln, Annie Oakley and Wyatt Earp. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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BMS receives I-Open Award at OMUN



A total of 39 Bellefontaine Middle School students representing five teams competed at the recent Junior Ohio Model United Nations competition, where they received several awards. 

BMS received a runner-up award for the I-Open Program, which was supported by the community through a Waffle House fundraiser. Individual awards were presented to Blake Phillips, Outstanding Leadership Award; Mackenzie Swartz, Outstanding Delegate Award, for her abilities in debating and overall presentation skills; and Ben Sailors won a Global Agenda Issues Contest.

Student officers this year were Kasey Middaugh, assistant secretary general, and Kaitey Chervenak, human rights vice president. Officers elected for next year included Abbi Adelsberger, council president, and Mackenzie Swartz and Olivia Robbins, council vice presidents. These students will attend a leadership camp in the summer and help run the program next March. 

Each team wrote a resolution for the competition. Team Brazil’s resolution was about the economic impact of coffee, while Team Croatia examined domestic violence. Team Greece’s resolution involved awareness of wild fire devastation. Japan looked at the overpopulation of wild animals and Nicaragua dealt with energy production using the San Juan River.

Team Croatia’s resolution passed a vote by the Human Rights Council.

The students in attendance were by team included Brazil: Natalie Dinovo, Addy Hankins, Caitlin, Hutchins, Erin Jackson, Gracie Middaugh, Riley Myers and Meng Wang; Croatia: Abbi Adelsberger, Gracie Beaverson, Camryn Clark, Whitney Clayton. Kayli Fergus, Olivia Robbins, Madison Roberts and Mackenzie Swartz; Greece: Lauren Easton, Anastasia Hiatt, Levon Howard, Evan Kauffman, Abby Kite, Dawson Roberts, Ben Sailors, Madison Taylor and Jason Willoughby; Japan: Megan Beaverson, Sierra Bensman, Shelby Gilbert, Maddi Jackson, Kinsey Krock, Taryn Mullins, Addison Overholt and Laney Yoder; Nicaragua: Isaac Belcher, Nate Kurtz, Na Lin, Kamryn Mathys, Pryce Neeld, Blake Phillips and Hannah Rader.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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