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MORE SNOW

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Motorists make their way through downtown Bellefontaine this morning as snow falls once again. The Ohio Legislature is considering two proposals that would forgive schools some of the calamity days they have already used. All schools in Logan County have surpassed their allotment. SEE RELATED STORY HERE

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Ben Logan students complete science fair projects

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Benjamin Logan Elementary School students in grades 1-4 recently participated in a school science fair, where 184 different projects were featured.


Topics ranged from pennies to batteries, electricity, plants, popcorn and bugs, and about 30 volunteer community members served as judges, listening to the students present their journey through the scientific method.


A second-grader said, “I liked being judged the best because the judges were really nice and told me to act like they were my pet dogs and talk to them like I wasn’t being judged.”


First-grade students had some favorite ideas about Science Fair, including getting to eat cookies, dropping eggs in Kool-Aid, cleaning pennies, and getting to see all of the other projects.


One third-grader explained, “I liked building my board. Maybe I will do science fair again in fourth grade.” Fourth-grade students enjoyed presenting to the judges and being able to teach the judges something new.


To end this day of science, the community was invited to the school that evening for the Science Fair Open House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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THE SWEETNESS OF SUCCESS

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The Bellefontaine High School Academic Boosters hosted its annual Sweet Rewards program this morning, recognizing students who earned at least a 3.25 grade point average during the last semester. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sophomores Bear Neer, left, and Ross Angelo and others make their way around the treats offered, including heart-shaped cookies and doughnuts. ABOVE: Sophomore Nathan Langenfeld tries to determine the price of an item in a Price Is Right game during the event. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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CHARMING DANCE

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The Bellefontaine High School drama department and Dodds Wealth Advisors hosted a Comderella Princess Tea Party on Saturday mornng at St. Patrick Church’s Makley Hall in conjunction with the school’s musical presentation of Cinderella this past weekend. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Cinderella, forefront, played by BHS senior Brooke Turner, twirls Tonya Price, 4, of Bellefontaine, while Prince Charming, played by junior Parker Neeld, left, dances with Olivia Grasley, 5, of Bellefontaine. ABOVE: The wicked stepsisters, played by Morgan Badenhop, left, and Emily O’Connor, right, prepare friends, Isabella Titus, 6, left, and Alivia Campbell, 6, to play the game Pin the Mustache on the Stepsisters. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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SNOW TRAIN A COMIN’ (AND GOIN’)

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Juliette Nitzsche works to shape a smokestack on a locomotive snow sculpture Wednesday along the parking lot of Union Station, 613 Hamilton St. She was helping Abigail Campbell, who said she has been waiting two years to make a locomotive of snow. The two have been at it for four days and they realize their work will soon melt away. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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CCS celebrates 100 Day

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Calvary Christian School celebrated its 100th day of school Wednesday by asking its grades K5-3 students and elementary staff members to dress up for a Little House of the Prairie theme.
Pictured are Melissa Printz, Joanna Angus, Lindsey Spiers, Christian Rogan, Cari Hyde, KayLee Hurley, Ruth Jensen and Anastacia Rogan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER

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A wedding ceremony for Cinderella, played by Brooke Turner, and the Prince, played by Parker Neeld, is conducted during the finale of the Rodger and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella at a dress rehearsal Tuesday at Bellefontaine High School. The high school music department presents the musical at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. All tickets are $7 and seating is reserved. To purchase tickets, call Debi Henry at 592-2620 or e-mail requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Will call” tickets can be picked up from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the BHS cafeteria. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Big hill fun

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Ashley Gantz, front, is followed by her sister Hannah Gantz and friend Austin Lokai down a hill that is one of the highest points in Ohio on Bobby Gantz’s farm in Monroe Township on Saturday afternoon. Fresh snow, sun and warmer temperatures provided ideal sledding conditions, family members said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014

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