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Daniel Salmonowicz and his Calvary Christian High School classmates were among the volunteers who helped fill 398 Christmas food baskets Monday at Our Daily Bread. Director Kim Collum said this year’s efforts will reach more than 1,800 people with churches, individuals and companies filling additional baskets to fulfill the 616 requests. Baskets were going out today and toys will be available Thursday at Our Daily Bread, 223 Oakland Square. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Picking the perfect present


Indian Lake High School Key Club member Victoria Wauben, right, helps first-grader Cheyanne Hurley select a special gift at the Indian Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization’s Holiday Shop. The shop is open at ILES from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and also during the school day Monday in the school gym. The annual event allows students to shop for family and friends, choosing items ranging from 25 cents to $10, and also take advantage of free gift wrapping. Parent volunteers and ILHS Key Club members are available to help the children decide what items to purchase based on the money they have to spend. Parents are welcome to shop with their children as well. “It’s the perfect opportunity for the children to set a budget, and then make choices based on that budget,” PTO President Stefanie Hoffman said. “The students are so proud to be able to make their own decisions and give a gift that they picked out.” Funds raised help the ILES PTO support activities like the COSI on Wheels visit in the fall and the jump house activity on Field Day in the spring. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Logan County students from the Riverside School Dulcimer Club and the Home Strings Dulcimer Club were welcomed Wednesday to the Ohio Statehouse by Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, center. The local groups, directed by Leanna George, right, performed as part of the Statehouse Holiday Performances concert series. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, feature high school musical groups from around the state. The Riverside club also performed for the prestigious series at Christmastime last year. Sen. Faber represents Ohio’s 12th Senate District, which encompasses all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer, and Shelby counties as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke, and Logan counties. (PHOTO | SEN. KEITH FABER’S OFFICE)

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Builders Club adopts 7 families for Christmas

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015

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Nearly 4,000 items collected through district’s food drive

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015

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West Liberty-Salem names students of the month

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West Liberty-Salem Middle School students of the month for December include 8th-graders Lydia Moell and Michael Farquharson; 7th-graders Kaleigh Wilcox and Drew Hardwick; and 6th-graders Megan Adams and Gavin Schoenleben.(PHOTO | WL-S SCHOOLS)




Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2015

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Aliya Salo, 5, recites her Christmas list Thursday atop Santa’s knee as her sister Savanna, 10, looks on during the annual Christmas Hometown Holiday in DeGraff that included luminaries and crzft vendors. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Seniors celebrate


From the left, Constance Fay of rural Kenton, Janice Long of Mt. Victory and Wes Kavanagh of Ridgeway are treated to a meal of baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and other holiday favorites served by Cole Weyant, pictured holding a tray, and other Ridgemont High School students Thursday during the district’s 11th annual senior citizen Christmas luncheon. Ridgemont officials said a record number of seniors — about 145 — attended the lunch this year to check out the district’s new pre-K through 12 facility. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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