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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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Role playing practice


Logan County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers Karrie Holycross, left, and Amber Kennedy, attend a customer service training Wednesday afternoon presented by Barb Harpst, Citizens Federal Savings & Loan head teller. All LCSO corrections officers and office staff participated in the training that discussed professional maturity and courtesy and included role play scenarios, where interactions with inmates and the general public were discussed. Sheriff Andrew J. Smith said taking a step back to reflect on customer service is important for his staff because serving the public “is the number one thing we do.” (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Teens work through grief at weekend retreat

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Students attend We Are the Majority Rally


Approximately 75 students from Indian Lake, Benjamin Logan and Bellefontaine City schools recently participated in the third annual We Are the Majority Conference and Rally in Columbus to represent the thousands of youth who are the “majority” in being drug and alcohol free.


The Logan County Drug Free Youth Coalition helped to arrange the students’ trip to the rally hosted by the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network.


The local pupils joined about 1,800 students from across the state for a march to the Ohio Statehouse to share with lawmakers and public safety advocates. Participants also listened to various speakers and a concert by recording artist Mario.


We Are the Majority aims to combat the misconception that a majority of young people are making detrimental decisions that affect the rest of their lives. Research has continuously shown that a vast majority of youth are making positive, healthy choices to be drug and alcohol free.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Ben Logan royalty

BL-Prom 2014

David Wenger, son of Steve and Shannon Wenger of West Liberty, and Alex Thompson, daughter of David and Jackie Thompson of Bellefontaine, were crowned Benjamin Logan High School’s 2014 Prom king and queen, respectively, Saturday during festivities at the high school. (PHOTO | JEFF ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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Sisterly leaders


Sisters Chelsea and Brianna Burkhammer lead the pack Saturday on the first lap of the 3rd annual walk at Southview Park commemorating Public Health Month and Immunizations Week co-sponsored by the Logan County Health District and Heartland of Bellefontaine. Chelsea was the first-place finisher of the 5K. Dozens of walkers endured chilly temperatures, gusty winds and light rain at times. Music was provided by Unbelievable DJ Service for the Mardi Gras-themed event. (PHOTO | LOGAN COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT)

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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