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BLMS FLL team wins founder’s award at state tournament

Members of Benjamin Logan Middle School’s Team Mops won the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Founder’s Award this weekend at the “Sport of the Mind” state tournament at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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BCS cancels Wednesday huddle day

Bellefontaine City Schools has canceled its huddle day previously scheduled for Wednesday, district officials report.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Man found kicking at apartment door



Richard G. Griffieth, 29, of Urbana, was charged Sunday with resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct after a 4 a.m. report of the suspect yelling and kicking at the door of 509 S. Detroit St., Apt. 9.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Indiana teens charged with thefts from Mad River Mountain

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office took two Indiana teens into custody Saturday relating to the theft of a number of snowboards from Mad River Mountain, 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014

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Take a stand on drugs in our community

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Editor's Note: The following is a guest editorial written by Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley. It has been placed in the more prominent "local news" section of the Examiner's Website in an effort to give it better exposure.

Drug use and abuse is a serious challenge for law enforcement. Whether officers are investigating someone for selling drugs, or whether they are at your home taking a theft report where the suspect has been identified as a drug user, law enforcement is aware of how drugs can impact a small community like ours.

So, what can we do about it? More specifically, what can you do about it?

Over the last two years, our local Task Force has made significant strides in busting up cells of drug traffickers and seizing drugs and weapons off of our streets. Associates of these dealers also routinely get caught up in being arrested and prosecuted. Interestingly enough, some dealers are not drug users themselves, they only maintain the “business” model of the drug world.

In recent years, heroin has made a climb to the top of our local drug environment. Heroin has impacted small neighborhoods and large neighborhoods. It crosses all socioeconomic thresholds and invades like a wildfire. This type of problem can automatically begin to erode an addict’s life and begin to tear down everything around them.

They may go from being a first-time user to addict in one dosage.  At worst, they can die from their first dose.

Heroin can easily be hidden from loved ones or friends. For example, you may have someone you care about begin to show personality changes. At first, you may not have an explanation for this observable change.

Then, over time, you will notice other symptoms that may be directly related to drug use  Although there are a variety of explanations for mood swings, and other physical changes that you may observe, we find that drug abuse can be an important part of this.  

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014

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United Way campaign contributions up from last year


United Way of Logan County board members and volunteers hold signs Friday that together revealed the 2013 campaign raised $677,860 to benefit local social service agencies. The agency staged a campaign wrap-up celebration Friday in the Main Street Marketplace, 130 S. Main St. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

United Way of Logan County came up narrowly short of its stated campaign goal, but still celebrated a strong take Friday during a wrap-up celebration at the Main Street Marketplace, 130 S. Main St.

United way Executive Director Heidi Reser announced $677,860 was raised for the local campaign this year, a figure that exceeds last year’s total of  $663,401.

Mrs. Reser acknowledged the efforts of her predecessor, James Donnelly, who directed the local United Way in 2012 and 2013, campaigns that combined to raise more than $1.3 million.

“With the tremendous support of many, we were able tot run annual fundraising efforts of two back-to-back campaigns into increases over the previous year’s results,” Mr. Donnelly said.

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Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Legion hosts public weekend meals

The Sons of American Legion Post 173 host a public benefit meal from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the 120 Colton Ave., Legion post home.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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Commissioners issue statement on Scioto Wind Project

EDITOR’S NOTEThe Logan County Commissioners have issued the following press release, shown verbatim, concerning what they have labeled as “misunderstandings” regarding the proposed Scioto Wind Project development:

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014

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