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CCS students compete at ACSI Spelling Bee


Calvary Christian School recently hosted a spelling bee for its students in grades 1-8, and then each grade-level spelling bee champion advanced to the Association of Christian Schools International’s Ohio Valley Spelling Bee in Dayton.

Students who placed at the ASCI competition included: third-grader Gabriel Salmonowicz, sixth place; second-grader Jacob Palmer, sixth; first-grader Marina Fox, sixth; sixth-grader Garrett Reinhard, sixth; eighth-grader Jonathan Salmonowicz, sixth; seventh-grader Samara Green, fifth; fourth-grader Isaac Reinhard, seventh; fifth-grader Ella Studebaker, eighth.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014

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Snow roller



The meteorological phenomenon known as snow rollers have appeared in Logan County. The Examiner has received a number of calls from readers who have noticed them and the Examiner’s Joel Mast spotted these this morning along Ludlow Road south of Bellefontaine. Snowballs are formed when the ground is covered by a layer of ice to which snow will not stick and the wind must be strong enough to move the wet, loose snow that’s on top of the ice — but not strong enough to blow them apart. Frigid temperatures are to continue through Tuesday with perhaps another inch of snow expected. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014

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Rescued dog reunited with owner


Stephen Main was happily reunited Wednesday with his dog "Holmes" at the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, after the pooch fell into an icy rural Rushsylvania pond early Tuesday afternoon and was rescued by Rushcreek Fire and EMS personnel. Mr. Main had worked a night shift and was unaware of the incident until his daughter alerted him after seeing the story on Facebook, shelter officials said. CLICK HERE to see the Examiner story. (PHOTO | TOP OF OHIO PET SHELTER)




Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Deep freeze


Foreboding temperatures continued to keep Indian Lake and Logan County in a deep freeze Tuesday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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CCS students publish Thanksgiving books


Calvary Christian School second-graders in Ruth Jensen’s classroom recently published a book called “Thanksgiving With Our Families.”

Early in the fall, the students began the process of creating the books by identifying a title. Each student then worked on a rough draft of their own page of writing and a separate illustrated page.

Following guidelines given by the publisher Nationwide Learning LLC, each student made their final draft pages using water-based markers on the pages provided by the company.

These pages were organized and sent to the publisher. Each family had the opportunity to purchase the finished product, which was available just before Christmas break.

In other school news, the middle school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chapter collected more than 75 gloves and hats that will be distributed to a local church to benefit Logan County children.

This is an example of service projects that middle school and high school students must complete throughout the school year.


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Memorial Hospital donates to Suicide Prevention Coalition


Memorial Hospital of Union County recently presented a $250 check to the Logan and Champaign Suicide Prevention Coalition as part of a fundraising effort of Memorial Hospital employee Amanda Stidam.


The donation will also benefit the Here 4 Hope Coalition of Union County.


For the fourth year, Stidam will run 26.2 miles this spring to raise funds to further the suicide prevention, education, and support services available locally. She is also working with the two groups to develop a special “Gatekeeper” training program for clinical staff at Memorial, helping them to treat and counsel suicidal patients, their loved ones, and patients at risk for self-harm.


Also present at the check presentation were Holly Zweizig with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County, Molly Smith with the Logan and Champaign Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Dr. Victor Trianfo, chief medical officer at Memorial Hospital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Piggy promise


Indian Lake Elementary Principal Molly Hall kisses a pig during the school’s recent winter pep rally for a “Kiss the Pig” fundraiser for the junior class prom. Elementary, middle and high school students at Indian Lake worked together for the fundraiser. At each school building, several teachers said they would be willing to "Kiss the Pig,” and the staff members who raised the most money had to follow up on this promise. Mrs. Hall was the winner from the elementary, Don Bauer was the middle school winner, and high school had a tie between Jessica Tussing and Richard Yocum. The total money raised was $545.81, which will go toward prom expenses.  (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014

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All aboard the success train


Future Indian Lake Elementary School kindergartner Allison Miller works to match upper and lower case letters with her grandmother, Carol Reed, during a recent Kindergarten Success Train program at Indian Lake Elementary. The Kindergarten Success Train is a series of evening events planned for upcoming ILES kindergartners and their parents to provide information to help the student be successful. The next sessions are slated for Feb. 18 and April 15. Door prizes and snacks are provided. Parents can call 686-7323 for more information. Babysitting is provided by the Indian Lake Key Club. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

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