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Local participants travel to sister city Suzuka, Japan



The local participants who traveled abroad to Suzuka, Japan with the International Friendship Center are wrapped in traditional Japanese kimonos. This is the first time in 10 years that the International Friendship Center was able to get a group of students together to visit Bellefontaine's sister city, Suzuka, Japan.
The local participants who traveled abroad to Suzuka, Japan with the International Friendship Center pose with the mayor of Suzuka, Noriko Suematsu, as she accepts a drawing of Bellefontaine. Mrs. Suematsu is the first female mayor of Suzuka.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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State Fair winners



Andy Phelps, left, and Frank Phelps of Phelps/O’Connor Farms Limousin of Belle Center, exhibited the overall grand champion lot of three, which was also named the champion lot of three steers, along with the overall reserve grand champion lot of three which was also named reserve champion lot of three steers at the recent Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show. The event featured 15 pens of three. (PHOTO | OHIO STATE FAIR)


Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014

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Mayor proclaims Aug. 9 as Band-Aid Day

BHS Band fundraiser this Saturday


The Bellefontaine High School marching band will be traveling door-to-door in the community Saturday, Aug. 9 asking for monetary donations to raise money to travel to Philadelphia to perform in the Thanksgiving Day parade. Mayor Adam Brannon presented a proclamation in July to band director Nick Pelfrey declaring Aug. 9 Band-Aid Day. The money raised will be funneled into a general fund and evenly distributed to each student to help with travel costs, which are $750 per student. The cost includes a side trip to New York City. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

Editor's Note: This item published previously in the July 18, 2014, edition of the Bellefontaine Examiner. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014

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Roof repair


Jon Mathys, an employee with the Bellefontaine Parks and Recreation Department, scrapes aging shingles from the roof of the maintenance building today at Mary Rutan Park. Parks department staff will remove and replace shingles at the structure in a project that will cost about $3,500. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Courthouse pose



Bellefontaine Rotary Club members pose for photographs Monday in the base of the Logan County Courthouse clock tower. The doorway behind them is where the Lady Justice statue will be located once the tower restoration project is complete. Sections of the tower should be going up in the next months. The club took a tour of the vacant building as part of its vocational studies. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Mouser Farms crops near Mt. Victory were dusted by a helicopter service Monday along Mt. Victory-West Mansfield Road. (PHOTO | TRACI GRAY-MILLER)



Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Area residents receive top awards at Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue



Logan County seamstresses had a successful stint last week at the Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue at the Ohio State Fair, with 8 out of the 15 participants receiving Outstanding of the Day Awards.


In addition, Logan County exceeded the other counties in the state with its number of Outstanding Awards received for sewing projects during the three-day competition.


Those who received Outstanding Awards included: Allie Knapp, Clothes for Middle School; Allison Knief, Outer Layers; Lauryn Sanford, Sundresses and Jumpers; Malaina Jenkins, Tops for Tweens; Kelsie Blair, Clothes for Career; Hannah Marlow, Fun with Clothes; Alexa Klingler, Accessories; and Samuel Knight, Sew Fun. 


Other state fair participants included: Rita Winner, Costumes; Kasandera Knief, Embellishment; Ruth Winner, Sew for Others; Lindsey Hall, Loungewear; Paige Marmon,


Formals; Maggie Henry, Active Sportswear; and Kasandera Knief, Dress up Daywear.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Bested by the burger

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Caleb Burkey, 21, of Lima, joins hands with fellow Camp Cotubic counselors to ask for God’s assistance in taking on the Sweet Matilda challenge at Don’s Downtown Diner on Friday afternoon. But in the end, not even divine assistance could help the Olivet Nazarene University cross-country runner, who spent the past three weeks preparing for the challenge, defeat the nearly 6-pound plate of food that includes four cheeseburgers with bacon and ham on 15 slices of Texas toast and more than a pound of french fries. Only four of about 130 competitors have finished the behemoth burger in the two years the diner has been opened, owner Keith Hardwick said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 July 2014

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