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Child psychology


Psychologists study lots of magical things, none more so than the mind of a child.  To learn about this firsthand the Benjamin Logan High School Psychology students took a trip to the BL elementary classrooms of Mrs. Anspach, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Crissinger, Mrs. Johns, Mrs. McPheron, and Mrs. Fry.  The high schoolers were welcomed by the kindergartners who were excited to see these juniors and seniors.  The experience involved the sharing of books on friendship, dealing with bullies, and stories about Thanksgiving.


Mrs. Jill McKelvey’s Introduction to Psychology students are studying child development, language development and cognition.  The students’ task was to use naturalistic observation to study the concepts of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Norm Chomsky.  The high school students selected books and then practiced the “art” of reading aloud (reminding each other to make sure to share the pictures as you read) which most had not done in quite some time.  


The kindergarten teachers and students welcomed the high schoolers and demonstrated gratitude when they left by saying “thank you.”


Shown in the photo reading to students is Camille Watson and Logan McPherson.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013

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Christmas arrives in West Liberty


Santa, played by Jim Hoffman, greets children outside the West Liberty Fire Department
after Friday’s Christmas parade through the village. Joan Thoman was the grand marshal for the parade. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 November 2013

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Flash start up


Vehicles streak by traffic lights at the newly-expanded Main Street and Reynolds Street intersection in this time elapse exposure taken Tuesday. The lights are flashing now and will become fully functional in mid-December.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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Friends serving friends


Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames, right, and Councilwoman Sharon DeVault braved the chill Tuesday to decorate the Friends Serving Friends Christmas display between U.S. Route 33 and Fairview Avenue. The Christmas tree is dedicated to longtime FSF friend Albert Arndst. This year’s event begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in St. Mary of the Woods Parish Hall in the village. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

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West Liberty Lions donate dictionaries to WL-S students


Members of the West Liberty Lions’ Club visited West Liberty-Salem Elementary School Friday to present dictionaries to each fifth-grade student.


Club members began this project to donate dictionaries to local students in 2005, and there are two other Lions groups in Ohio who conduct a similar project.


Lions Club members who presented the dictionaries included Steve Godwin, Mike King, Jake Vitt, Judy Legge and Gloria Schrand.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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First-grade teacher Amy LeCrone serves a slice of pumpkin pie to students during a Thanksgiving snack Monday at the Bellefontaine Elementary School. Most area students start their holiday break Wednesday and return to class Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Quite the feast


Indian Lake High School students Elijah Fisher-White, front, and Simon Kirkpatrick utilize extra large food trays they made in their shop 3 and 4 class for the school’s annual Thanksgiving feast in the cafeteria Thursday. For the annual meal, students are allowed to take as many items as they can fit onto their tray for lunch. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 November 2013

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Local jeweler’s fundraiser benefits Habitat for Humanity

Michael Eller check

A Nov. 7 fundraiser at Michael Eller Diamonds, 2240 S. U.S. Route 68, has raised approximately $4,200 for Habitat for Humanity of Logan County. Store manager Doug Kreinbrink presented a $2,554.60 check this week to Kathi Bow, Habitat executive director. Fellow donors on hand for the presentation were Shane Seidenstricker, Sandy Musser and Justin Powell. Mr. Kreinbrink said the store plans to host the event, called “Let’s Build a House Habitat for Humanity Night,” annually each November. The donations helped build the charity’s 24th house at 517 N. Elm St. The nearly complete home will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Casey Greener. Mrs. Bow said planning is underway for construction of Habitat’s 25th home in the coming months.  For more information about the charity, call 539-0275 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Donations may be remitted to: Habitat for Humanity of Logan County, P.O. Box 38, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.


The following is a list of donors provided by Michael Eller Diamonds:


John Bodin — Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, LLC
Mike and Kathleen Bow — Habitat for Humanity
Rick Brenner — Jack’s Pets
Rachel Brumbaugh — Bellefontaine Magazine
Jim & Janet Donnelly — The United Way
Jason Duff and Dustin Wickersham — Comstor Outdoor
Kim Durnell — RV Wholesalers
Kathy Johnson — Liberty Bank
Ben Joseph — Belle Printing
Jack McCumber — 5 Point Chillicothe Dry Cleaners
Bill Minken — Hague Water Conditioning
Sandy Musser — Whitmore House Catering
Justin R. Powell — LMT
Joeneé Purcell — Liberty Bank
Sara Reese — Liberty Bank
Steve Austin Auto Group
Rebecca Wilkens — Accounting Solutions


Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013

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