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Bellefontaine City Schools began the 2014-15 school year today. ABOVE: Karen Rader, Bellefontaine Intermediate School intervention specialist, left, talks with parents and students this morning at the front entrance to the building at 509 N. Park St. BELOW: Third-grader Tony Stewart makes his way up the front steps into the building to start the new year. Today was also the first day of school for the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Wednesday is the first day of school for Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, Riverside and West Liberty-Salem school districts. Calvary Christian School begins Wednesday, Aug. 27. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Loki, a water-loving golden retriever, fetches a ball for Naomi Witt and Scott Bazzle as Doug Smith throws a ball for his retriever, Sig, during the annual dog day at the Hoffman Municipal Swimming Pool on Sunday evening. The swimming pool officially closed for the season as youths begin returning to school this week. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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Garlicky goodness


Customers peruse the selection of 12 varieties of garlic available Sunday afternoon at the seventh annual Garlic Harvest Celebration at Jandy’s Farm, 3624 Township Road 136. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014

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Well marked


Logan County Highway Department crews recently installed new signs along County Road 10 west of U.S. Route 33. The Logan County Engineer’s Office applied for and received a $3,000 federal grant to install larger signs and more signs, along with reflective post strips to better alert motorists to the curves in both directions. Accident numbers and traffic flow on the section of road met the criteria for the grant. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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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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