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Boom-tastic lesson


Hilliker Y Camp Trailblazers participant Landon Kelley, 9, of Bellefontaine, left, receives a helping hand with a fireworks-themed art project Monday from local artists Ann Hess, center, and Tonia Terebuh at the Y. Several artists who are Hilliker Y SilverSneakers members have volunteered to teach periodic art sessions with the youths this summer. RoseAnn Robb of Indian Lake also assisted with Monday’s lesson. The camp participants created fireworks designs on their papers by dipping pipe cleaners in paint, and then added letters to their paintings for a sign that will spell out “Happy Fourth of July.” (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Marleigh Grimes, 7, of Bellefontaine, left, and Lilly Keller of West Liberty twirl sparklers in the air prior to the West Liberty fireworks display Saturday evening, held in conjunction with the West Liberty Force traveling softball organization’s softball tournament. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)




Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014

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Arts in the Park


Taylor Banta, 7, finger paints during Bellefontaine Parks and Recreation District’s Arts in the Park program Thursday afternoon in Mary Rutan Park. The arts program continues in the park at 1 p.m. each Thursday through July. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014

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Kaleidoscope kids


Aleliena Mazariegos, 4, on the slide, points to her sister, Paloma, and grandmother Michelle Caudill as the group played Thursday afternoon at the Kaleidoscope Playground in Mary Rutan Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014

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ABOVE: Anna, played by Mercedes Dagnan, takes notes as the King of Siam, Steve Dietrick, speaks during a Tuesday evening dress rehearsal for Windmill Productions’ The King and I. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Marilyn Esh, playing the role of Madame Chang, laughs as she tells children about Siam, where the tale of a British school teacher in the court of King Mongkut takes place. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is based upon the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holland Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $7 for children under age 12 and can be purchased at the theater or online at (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Passing through history


Bert Schwaderer of Bellefontaine, pictured with the Examiner, and Mary Ann Parish of Lakeview recently returned from a trip to Ellis Island, where Ms. Schwaderer’s father, George Rudolph passed through in 1912.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Numerous golf carts were “fishing” for votes and donations Saturday during the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew’s annual parade and auction to benefit the Shriners and local hospice organizations. Organizers reported raising about $15,300 through the event. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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The long haul


An extra-long oversize load makes the turn in front of the First United Methodist Church at the intersection of west Sandusky Avenue and north Main Street with an escort from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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