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Baby sings the blues


Fourteen-month-old Malcolm Long listens with fascination as Miss Marie Spinosa and other members of Professor Louie and the Crowmatix belt out a blues tune Thursday evening in the front dining room of 600 Downtown pizzeria. The restaurant donated 50 percent of the profits from its fourth anniversary event to the Holland Theatre, where the Grammy nominated Woodstock, N.Y., band was started by Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz (on accordion) and performs a full set beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Holland. Tickets are available at the door for $12 or $17 per seat. “Professor Louie” worked nearly two decades with The Band and its individual members. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015

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Indian Summer ride


Motorcyclists were out, car windows were down and shorts were still comfortable Wednesday in downtown Bellefontaine where Christmas decorations adorn light posts as area residents enjoyed temperatures into the 70s. It’s expected to continue today, with rain and cooler temperatures expected Friday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Pirate NHS tapping


The Riverside Schools’ National Honor Society Chapter conducted its tapping activities Monday, with the following students selected for induction into the chapter, from the left, first row: Blaine Walter, Dakota Roby, Ashton Wooddell, Helena Faulder, Allyson Dickenson, and Paige Barger; and second row: James Carey, Seth Barhorst, Tylor Eaton, Tyler Sanford, Trevor Hillard and Hunter Kreglow. Not pictured is Leah Wilkinson. The students who were selected have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher, and have presented good character, service and leadership in and out of school. They will be inducted officially into the National Honor Society Nov. 10 at the Logan County Banquet. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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Laker Zone honors awarded


Indian Lake Elementary School recently awarded Laker Zone shirts to students who were “in the zone,” exhibiting good behavior during the first nine weeks of school. Also during the assembly, co-principal Molly Hall selected and asked five students to squeeze all the toothpaste out of a tube onto a paper plate to demonstrate that just as it cannot be put back in the tube, one cannot take back hurtful words. Laker Zone winners included:

• Kindergarten: Nicole Lin, Myah Everhart, Brayden Tussing, Diem Martin, Neva Hines, Vivian Marshall and Maddison Davis.

• First grade: Sarah Mohler, Paige Fuerst, Dalton Fullerton, Peyton Fuerst, Caleb Motter, Garrett Gurka and Sarah Bihn.

• Second grade: Carson Clary, Bryce Mohler, Aidan Todd, Rylynn Matthews, Mara Bihn, Joe Cummins, Emily Sanabria and Xavier Johnson.

• Third grade: Kenzie Dixon, Kelsie Duncan, Adilynn Hatfield, Kyra Neeley, Layla Shirey, Ariel Brielmaier and Maddon Lillard.

• Fourth grade: Autumn Miller, AdeLynn Martin, Geona Spires, Morgan Dague, Carl Custard, Chloe Sparks and Chase McMillen.

• Bus: Isaac Myers, Zacharia Wright, Carleigh Barker, Summer Korn, Jenna Cooper and Ashlyn Biederman. Of more than 220 students in a drawing to win bicycles for having perfect attendance in the first nine weeks, first-grader Jaylynn Ladd and second-grader Chazlance Moore were the winners.  


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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New officer oath

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

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‘FAN Network’ expands with school opportunity


Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities clients Paul Patterson and Kim Rodabaugh recently have volunteered their time to listen to Calvary Christian School first graders read aloud as part of a community engagement effort offered by the agency. 
The LCBDD has created a “Friends, Allies and Neighbors Network,” which connects people and organizations in the community who are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Logan County. Calvary Baptist Church recently became part of the FAN Network. 
During one of the reading sessions, Ms. Rodabaugh encouraged a student as he struggled to sound out a word. 
“It is okay; I still have trouble reading at times. The important part is to keep on working on it.”
Mr. Patterson told students that knowing how to read makes people’s lives much easier. He said not knowing the difference between the words “salt” and “sugar” could ruin his morning coffee and he wants to make sure anyone that wants to learn to read has the opportunity.
To become part of the FAN Network, there is no official commitment and no formal membership. Share your contact information with  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 292-3086 or the board office at 592-0015 to receive specific “service opportunity initiatives.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015

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A Smile Care dentist cleans kindergartner Shane Steffey’s teeth Tuesday during the semi annual mobile dentist visit at Indian Lake Elementary School. Some 90 students will have brighter smiles after the two-day event in which two teams of dentists, assistants and xray technicians examine, clean and apply sealant to participating students’ teeth. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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BLHS taps 37 for NHS

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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