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Blue on black


Matt Ropp, a summer worker with Bellefontaine’s Street Department, paints the base color for a handicapped parking space pavement symbol Wednesday along east Columbus Avenue. The city has been using summer help from the Street and Parks departments in its annual effort to spruce up curb and parking space markings. Mr. Ropp will soon return to Malone College for his senior year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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What a whirl


Cory Young, 6, of Bellefontaine, enjoys a spin Saturday on the Whirlwind with his mom, Kelly, during the St. Mary of the Woods Festival in Russells Point. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014

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Summer brightening


Jeremy Clifton, foreground, and Zach Vermillion paint curbs Tuesday along the 100 block of east Chillicothe Avenue. They are summer employees of the city who are hired to help out with a variety of city projects. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Fun day horse classes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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Concert rock



Dan Hess, drummer for the local band Miss Demeanor, joined the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band to play a selection of rock ’n roll medleys, including selections by Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones during a Sunday evening concert in Brown Park. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Hair-raising leap



The hair of Brooklyn Nevels, 4, swirls about as she bounces in the bungee jumper at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)


Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Scramblin’ men

Lots of action and close calls were in abundance Thursday night in the grandstand for the youths pig/calf scramble, which also featured a chicken catching segment and monetary prizes.


Levi Yelton, 5, of West Liberty, gives chase to a rooster for youths ages 5 to 7;



A group of youths ages 11 to 13 pursue a piglet during the pig scramble; 



Connor Strobridge holds on for a win in the muttonbusting contest;



Brant Parsell, 10, of Indian Lake, is in hot pursuit during the sheep scramble.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cody Griffin, right, who took third place in the event for youths ages 14 and up, and Austin Nicholl simultaneously wrestle calves;


Timed results as available include the following: Calf scramble (Age 14 and up): 1. Dakota Trout 2:59; 2. Kyler Klingler 4:21; 3. Cody Griffin 5:20; 4. Lane Griffin 5:49; and Pig scramble: (Age 11-13)1. Courtney Smith 0:30; 2. Sam Henderson 0:37; 3. Mason Straker 0:45; and 4. Kelsie Henault 0:53. Those capturing sheep in the scramble for age 8-10 were not timed and included Hunter Gross, LoganEvans, Eli Moore, Lukas Schwieterman, Brant Parsell, Cheyenne Hill, Brody Parsell and Abigail Stutzman. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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And bingo was the game-o

Rianna Fullerton, 8, of Bellefontaine, reacts after her grandmother Marietta Huffman, left, explains the rules of bingo during a Thursday afternoon bingo game hosted by Heartland of Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)






Deputies for a day

Terry Markin snaps a photo as his daughter Brooke Markin, 17, and son Austin, 5, pose as a Logan County Sheriff’s deputy and a K-9 unit at a new photo area outside the sheriff’s fair office. The new display, which was painted by Indian Lake area artist Holley Milroy, was unloaded and placed on the fairgrounds Thursday. It was paid for using unrestricted special deputy funds that are generated through special details like the fair or by donations, Sheriff Andrew Smith said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)





Pedal pull

Titus Kelly participates in a pedal pull competition, modeled after tractor-pulls, on Wednesday at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)


FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bob Houser, left, an 89-year-old Bellefontaine resident, visits with his friend Tom Peck, a 90-year-old Logan Acres resident, after the free senior lunch provided by Logan Acres on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Houser, a former Logan County Fair Board member, said he has attended every fair since sometime in the 1950s. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)




Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014

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