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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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WL-S Science Olympiad Team advances to state tournament


The West Liberty-Salem Science Olympiad Team will advance to the State Science Olympiad Tournament April 26 at The Ohio State University following their third-place finish at the Piqua Regional Tournament.

The state competition will include the top 40 middle school teams and the top 40 high school teams from around Ohio.

West Liberty-Salem’s team consists of 26 students in grades 6-9, who have been working after school since November on 23 separate projects that cover various areas of science. Several events such as Boomilever, Wheeled Vehicle, Rotor Egg Drop and Robo-Cross require a device that must be built and tested ahead of time.

At the regional tournament, 22 WL-S team members won medals in 15 of the 23 events, including four gold, three silver, and six bronze.

In total, about 273 teams competed in eight Science Olympiad Regional Tournaments in Ohio. Nationally, more than 350,000 students are involved in the Science Olympiad program.

West Liberty-Salem student participants include ninth-graders Nathaniel Benedict and Connor Motzko; eighth-graders Tyler Gardner, Troyer Hostetler, Olivia Jacquemart, Michael Price and Raajih Roland; seventh-graders Hailey Duncan, Lauren Fowler, Peter Gelatt, Jacob Harmon, Kayla Hudson, Zach McCall, Tyler Motzko, Lauren Scott, Chloe Spencer, Emma Will, Zane Woodruff and Mikayla Wyandt; and sixth-graders Lee Ackley, Sam Benedict, Cade Clerico, Lizzy Davis, Michael Farquharson, Sebastian Furrow and Paul Kauffman.

The head coach is Cameron Spencer, and event coaches include Jim Naderer, John Hance, Jim Hoffman, Steve McCall, John Benedict, Mary Benedict, Colin Fowler, Jessica Kaiser, Jim Lemon and Joe Farquharson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Girl Scout gifts


Angelyn and David Davis show off their baby daughter, Gwyndolyn Ivy, to local Girl Scouts, from left, Mikala Poll, Alicia Jenkins, Brianna Jameson and Cheyenne Clarkson, after the girls delivered a gift basket Monday in honor of the first baby girl born at Mary Rutan Hospital during National Girl Scouts Week. Gwyndolyn was born Sunday, the last day of the recognition week. Girl Scouts from 16 troops in Logan County donated the numerous clothing items, diapers, blankets, bottles, rattles and stuffed animals that fill the basket. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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HPWC benefits from America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation


Champaign County farmer Matthew Yoder has directed a $2,500 donation to the Hi Point Women's Center in Bellefontaine.

Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the center at 110 N. Detroit St. to provide baby items for clients and provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and counseling.

“We felt this was a great cause and we would like to be able to help out,” Mr. Yoder said in a release.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Hi Point Women's Center. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.

The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America's Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have supported a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014

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