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Fire Department awarded blood drive traveling trophy


Firefighters from the Bellefontaine Fire Department recently were awarded a traveling trophy from Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities representatives following the fire department’s win of the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

The competition was between fire department, Bellefontaine Police Department, and Logan County Sheriff’s Office. In the vote decided by blood drive donors, the three agencies were separated by only one vote each.

The next blood drive will be noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Discovery Center, 1973 W. State Route 47. Every donor will receive an “Honor, Duty, Donor” T-shirt with an American Flag for Memorial Day.

Juice, finger sandwiches and cookies will be served. Every donation can save up to three lives and will be used locally. To register for the blood drive, visit or contact Deb Morrison at 292-3011.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Blue, silver and gold pinwheels are on display in front of Logan County’s Carnegie Building throughout April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention month. According to the Logan County Children’s Services, there were 375 cases of abuse or neglect investigated locally last year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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Mary Rutan Hospital donates to Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Mary Rutan Hospital continued its support of local suicide prevention efforts with a $300 donation to the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Logan/Champaign Counties in conjunction with an upcoming “Suicide Sucks” benefit.

The event is slated for May 17 at the Mad River Farm Market, when area resident Amanda Stidam will be running her own personal fourth marathon in honor of her mother lost to suicide.

The community is invited to help cheer on Ms. Stidam as she crosses the finish line and celebrate with live entertainment provided by Honey Compass. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle of many donated items.

This is the second year that Ms. Stidam has run on behalf of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and this year, she also runs for the Here for Hope Coalition of Union County. Visit for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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D.A.R.E. grads


The Bellefontaine Police Department hosted a D.A.R.E. graduation  ceremony Monday evening for Calvary Christian School fifth-grade students. Pictured are, from the left, first row: students Chloe Brown, Kaitlyn Angus, Juliene Myers and Nate Aldo; and second row: Lt. Rick Herring, D.A.R.E. instructor and Police Officer Andy Kennedy and Chief Brandon Standley. Other pupils who were absent from the ceremony but will receive graduation certificates include Ella Studebaker, Montgomery Leach and Issac Dillon. The  D.A.R.E. program, also taught at Bellefontaine City Schools by Officer Kennedy, promotes students making good choices with friends and other issues that might arise in school and in their community. (PHOTO | CALVARYCHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Tractor power


Several Riverside High School FFA members drove tractors to school Thursday for Drive Your Tractor to School Day during Ag Week. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014

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CCS students host music/art festival


Calvary Christian School students in grades 4-10 hosted their second annual music/art festival Thursday evening.
Under the direction of Aaron Eberly, the grades 4-6 choir, middle school and high school choirs and the middle school and high school bands performed different musical selections revolving around theme of the grace and blessings of God.
Student artwork also was exhibited throughout the school, under the direction of Linda Kerns and  Melissa Printz.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014

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Cast members from West Liberty-Salem’s performance of Annie Get Your Gun perform a final dress rehearsal Wednesday. The production is presented at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Puppy pull


Steven Armstrong of Bellefontaine is pulled by his dog Blue through the skate park on a sunny afternoon Tuesday at Blue Jacket Park as fellow skater Quintin Myers, 13, watches from the bleachers. Temperatures were in the mid-50s Tuesday and residents were out enjoying the outdoors again after a taxing winter. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Quintin Myers, 13, performs a jump on a sunny afternoon Tuesday at Blue Jacket Park as fellow skater Steven Armstrong watches. Temperatures were in the mid-50s Tuesday and residents were out enjoying the outdoors again after a taxing winter. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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