Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Keeping score


A scoreboard donated by Bellefontaine City Schools from the former middle school field, was installed recently behind the Union Station community center, 613 Hamilton St., the site of the former Southeastern Elementary School, for use in the Upward Sports flag football program. Logan County Cooperative Electric, Heater Excavating, Fred Thomas and Barry Voss also donated resources, time and expertise in installing the scoreboard. Union Station is a not-for-profit Christ-centered community center focusing on recreation, education and outreach. For more information call 595-0043 or go to (PHOTO | UNION STATION)

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014

Hits: 1018

The big reveal


Green Hills Community resident Deb Martin, 63, right, reacts Tuesday to her new short hairstyle following her donation to Locks of Love through a hair cut provided by Tammy Woods, left, beautician at Green Hills’ beauty salon and barber shop. The hair cut marked the third donation to the charity for Ms. Martin, who also is a cancer survivor. “And I’m proud of it,” she said, explaining that she had cancerous skin tissue removed from her head in late July. Locks of Love requires hair to be at least 10 inches long, and Ms. Woods noted, “We are well over that mark.” Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Ms. Martin has been growing her auburn-colored locks since her last donation made in February 2010. (PHOTO | GREEN HILLS COMMUNITY)

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Hits: 1080



Two signs installed Monday along County Road 28’s Corkscrew Hill were spray painted the night after. Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman reports the county spent more than $10,700 last year replacing vandalized signs. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 592-5731. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hits: 1828



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

Hits: 1072



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

Hits: 1189

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

Hits: 1058

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

Hits: 1458

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

Hits: 1529