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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus came to Old Field Beach State Park this weekend, entertaining scores during two daily shows. ABOVE: The big top tent is in place and patrons prepare to enter. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The daring Canadian precision unicyclists known as The Arlise Troupe were featured performers. BELOW: Lions and tigers took center stage in a cage for a performance. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | RICK PITTS)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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Rising above


Indian Lake High School freshman Tyler Butterfield, right, assists Indian Lake Middle School students with writing about different issues that they want to rise above, including drugs, alcohol, peer pressure and bullying during an Above the Influence training Thursday for ILMS eighth-graders. The session was led by ILHS SADD members and Logan County Drug Free Youth Coalition’s Youth Council, with assistance from Consolidated Care Inc. Participants also watched a video created by high school students, where the older peers described various ways they can rise above peer pressure and other negative influences in society. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Ambassadors lead LCBDD’s BuDDie Walk


Several event ambassadors led the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ BuDDie Walk that took place Saturday at Southview Park.  

Ambassadors from each age group were: Austin Ferguson, preschool and early intervention; Taylor Stroud, school age; Brent Fromm, adults; and Karen Jenkins, seniors. They each participated in a ribbon cutting to begin the walk.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of how people with disabilities can be friends, neighbors, employees in the community, and to encourage area residents to take steps toward a healthy lifestyle

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Riverside student donates hair to Wigs for Kids


DeGraff resident Emma Saylor, a Riverside Elementary School student, recently donated 13 inches of her hair to the non-profit organization Wigs for Kids.

Stylist Caitlynn Lackey provided her hair cut at Great Clips in Bellefontaine.

The student decided to grow her hair and donate it after a close loved one lost her hair from cancer treatment. She intends on re-growing her hair and donating it again next year.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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Dance Fuzion announces competition results



The Dance Fuzion Studio Team recently competed at StarPower Dance Competition at the Columbus Convention Center.


Results are as follows:

Individual — Hannah Suman, lyrical solo, 4 1/2 stars, seventh overall; Aundrea Foulk, Macy Birchfield, solo, 4 1/2 stars, first in category; Kylie Adams, Josey Queen, jazz solo, 4 1/2 stars, 10th overall; Katelynn Craig, jazz solo, 4 1/2 stars, first in category, sixth overall; Jasmine Gordon, tap solo, 4 1/2 stars, first in category, 10th overall.

Group — Kylie Adams, Aundrea Foulk, duet, 4 3/4 stars, first in category, second overall; Josey Queen, Kaiden Foulk, Lili Mackesy, jazz trio, 4 1/2 stars, seventh overall; Josey Queen, Lili Mackesy, hip hop duet, 4 3/4 stars, first in category, fourth overall, judge’s Award “Funky Fresh Divas”; Kylie Adams, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, Hannah Suman, lyrical small group, 4 1/2 stars; Macy Birchfield, Aundrea Foulk, Jasmine Gordon, Hannah Suman, character small group, 4 1/2 stars, first in category; Kylie Adams, Macy Birchfield, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, jazz small group, 4 1/2 stars; Jasmine Gordon, Hannah Suman, lyrical duet, 4 1/4 Stars, first in category; Jasmine Gordon, Hannah Suman, tap duet, 4 1/4 stars, fifth overall; Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, Katelynn Craig, jazz trio, 4 3/4 stars, first in category, first overall; Kylie Adams, Macy Birchfield, Ariel Burkholder, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, Jasmine Gordon, Lili Mackesy, Josey Queen, Hannah Suman, hip hop large group, 4 1/2 stars, first in category, fourth overall.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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Maternal vigilance


A bald eagle watches over her nest of young eaglets Tuesday afternoon near Zanesfield. The eagle is one half of a nesting pair that has been reported in the area. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Steel-driving good time


Bob Lucas, Mad River Theater Works creative director, left, and actor Ernest Jordan perform the original one-act play with music John Henry for Adriel School students Thursday morning. In the legend of John Henry, the prowess of the steel driver who worked on the railroad was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. John Henry won the contest, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand after his heart stopped. Mad River Theater Works also presents John Henry at 7 p.m. Thursday at the MRTW building, 2790 Sandusky St., Zanesfield. There is a $10 suggested donation for the all-ages show. This summer, the theater company will conduct a residency with Adriel students as well. (PHOTO | ADRIEL SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Sharing stories


Calvary Christian School kindergarten and first-grade students visited Heartland of Bellefontaine Wednesday morning to read stories, sing songs and recite Bible verses for the residents. Teachers Lindsay Spiers and Cari Hyde said they wanted the pupils to practice serving others and bringing joy to those around them. (PHOTO | CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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