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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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Riverside royalty


Justin Weeks, son of Gary and Juanita Weeks of DeGraff, and Cahlina Castallante, daughter of Mario and Tonya Castallante of DeGraff, were crowned Riverside High School’s 2014 Prom king and queen, respectively, Saturday during festivities at the Huntsville Event Center. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Shine on


Shine FM Christian radio station of Bellefontaine and Kenton celebrated its second anniversary with a
banquet Thursday night at the First Church of God followed by a concert featuring Love and The
Outcome. Bellefontaine resident Shannon Maier of Journey Living Ministries, center, poses with group
members, Jodi King, left, and her husband, Chris Rademaker prior to the concert. The Canadian
natives live in Nashville, Tenn., and recently won the New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Record
Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year at the GMA Canada’s Covenant Awards for
their debut single, He is With Us. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MIRIAM BAIER)

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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FCA members honored for their leadership


Calvary Christian Middle School and High School students recently attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Marquee event, where they were honored for their leadership in the organization.

Participants included Tyler Reinhard, Maddie McGliss, Makayla Hartley, Katie Thompson, Audrey,  Slemmons and Andrew Reinhard.

This year, the FCA also recognized Ohio State University football team starting offensive center Corey Linsley with the Collegian Award for his willingness to share the gospel.  

Former OSU All-American Randy Gradishiar was honored as the National FCA award winner. Mr. Gradishiar was recognized for his continued involvement in FCA with the Denver Broncos.

Students had a chance to meet Mr. Linsley at the event,

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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