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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



For the cure

Firefighters of the Bellefontaine Fire & EMS Department are wearing T-shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness month and they have new shirts for a suggested donation of $15. All proceeds will go to charity. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)




Pink makeover

Benjamin Logan teacher and former volleyball coach Bob Fawcett reads off prize winners during the Raiders’ Volley For A Cure match against Bellefontaine late last month. Fawcett agreed to have his hair painted pink to raise money for breast cancer research. Benjamin Logan, along with Bellefontaine, Riverside, Indian Lake and West Liberty-Salem high schools participate in the Volley For A Cure matches annually with a variety of incentives, programs and merchandise for sale to raise funds for the cause. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Taking shape



Employees of Maier Concrete Construction of Huntsville unload building materials Monday at the site of the new Washington Township garage and maintenance facility along County Road 91 just east of Lewistown. The 48-by-80-foot structure will house the township’s snow plows and other equipment and will supplant the building in the background. Township trustee Don Lewis said the approximately $165,000 project will be a “big asset” as the smaller, older building lacks heat and adequate lighting. Last winter, salt froze in the plow trucks and had to be broken up before it could be used, he noted. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-December. “If we can just get salt,” Mr. Lewis said, referencing an expected salt shortage this winter. (EXAMINER PHOTO | T.J. HUBBARD)



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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UPDATED: BHS to crown queen



Bellefontaine High School will crown its queen Friday during homecoming festivities prior to the football game versus Kenton Ridge. The court includes, from left: junior attendant Anya Smith, queen candidates Emma Smith, MacKenzie Brunswick and Madison Butler, freshman attendant Madyson Stratton and sophomore attendant Brooke Parker. The homecoming parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (PHOTO | SHANNON MAIER)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Bridge is coming down


Crews worked Monday removing an antiquated bridge spanning the Great Miami River along U.S. Route 33 east of Russells Point. The bridge and a portion of U.S. 33 were closed more than two decades ago after frequent flooding prompted state officials to reroute and elevate the roadway to thwart flood-related road closures. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Belle Center 1964



The Belle Center High School Class of 1964 recently gathered for its 50-year reunion. Classmates in attendance included, from left, row one: Sharon Stevens Johnson, Jane Krock Hunt, Elaine Horn Mitchell, Diane Crawford Scott, Lois Lament McKenzie, Judy Drury Haggard and Ron Bensman; row two: Mary Lou Butcher Adams, Carol Carson Kearns, Julia Summey Dill, Sandy Thomas Bell, Sue Phillips Shelton, Betty Anderson Blosser, Linda Skidmore Blosser, Don Cooper and Jim Krock; row three: Ruth Ann Cooke Fissel, Sue Kerns Buck, Susie Smith Detwiler, Gary McKenzie, Diann Keller Risner, Barry Allen and Jim Wilson; row four: Carol Ruble Brammer, Dave Bell, Roger Banta, Phil Alloway, Bob Milroy, Richard Piper and Mike Stokes. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)




Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Bridge to the future



Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames officiated what is believed to be the first wedding ceremony performed atop the newly renovated Sandy Beach Bridge in Russells Point, uniting Britnie Swearengin and Randall Thompson of Bellefontaine in marriage Oct. 10. (PHOTO | ROBIN REAMES)


Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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The perfect storm


Indian Lake Elementary Students got to create a storm in the gymnasium Friday as part of their experience with COSI on Wheels. The Center of Science and Industry visits the school annually and this year’s theme is Weather. First- through fourth-grade students got to see a COSI-led demonstration of weather elements such as high and low pressure. Then students visited stations set up around the room to participate in weather-related games and activities ranging from temperature to types of clouds. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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Ridgemont homecoming

Ridgemont royals

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The Ridgemont High School sophomore class float makes its way through Ridgeway during the Friday evening homecoming parade. ABOVE: Homecoming queen Shelby Christian and king Justice McGue make their way across the field prior to the football game. (PHOTOS | TRACY GRAY-MILLER)

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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