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Fall festivities


Hundreds of guests trekked through scores of craft and food displays Saturday and Sunday at the annual Indian Lake State Park Fall Festival. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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Classic cruisers


About 70 classic cars dazzled spectators Saturday during Galilee Lutheran Church’s annual community picnic and car show at the  Russells Point church. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013

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Taking flight


As fall unfolds this week, a blue heron takes flight this morning from the southern bank of Indian Lake. The bird is found throughout most of North America and can tolerate cold northern winters. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013

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Class of 1952 gathers for lunch

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Members of the Bellefontaine High School Class of 1952 recently gathered for lunch at the Homecoming Restaurant.  Pictured are Phyllis Ackley, Pat MacDonald, Christina Brill, Martha Shoots, Betty Fultz, Ron Pusey, Doug Hughes and Jim Littlejohn.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013

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Family reunion in Spain


Area residents the Rev. Lee and Becky Ortman are pictured during  a family reunion trip in Palma, Island of Mallorca, Spain, earlier this  month. Their daughter Kristin, and granddaughter Saffron, 3, from  Goldsboro, N.C.; and their daughter Lindsay, her husband Mike,  and granddaughter Ellie, from Poole, England, gathered in England  and then flew to Mallorca together for a week of family fun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013

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ODOT city project to start Wednesday


Shelly Co. employees direct traffic today along north Main Street. Shelly Co. began grinding down the road today, which requires the road to be reduced to one lane. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)



Crews with the Shelly Co. will begin surface grinding of Main Street from Brown Avenue to Northview Drive on Wednesday.


Grinding will continue Thursday and Friday before moving Saturday to the 100 block of north Madriver Street, all part of an Ohio Department of Transportation project to repave sections of U.S. Route 68 from Auburn Avenue north.


Paving will begin on the bypass section on Monday requiring a one-day closure and continue northward. 


Traffic will be maintained for the remainder of the project but motorists are encouraged to find alternate route to avoid delays and reduce congestion.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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See you at the pole


Calvary Christian School students in grades 4 through 10 gathered this morning for See You Around the Pole, where Youth Director Donny Macaluso encouraged students to pray for their school, community and nation. After prayer, the youth director ended by emphasizing the freedoms that God has allowed and how God continues to bless America. (PHOTO | CCS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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Light recycling


Bellefontaine Street Department employee Jason Harmon positions a signal head on a lift Monday after removing the devices from traffic poles at the intersection of Hayes Street, Allison Road and Brown Avenue. With the closing of Northeastern Elementary School at the intersection, city officials decided to remove the lights and switch to stop signs for traffic on Brown. The lights and poles will be reused at the improved intersection of Main Street and Reynolds Avenue. Motorists on Hayes/Allison roadway do not have to stop. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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