KONNICHIWA

japan group

Members of the local delegation to Japan send their “good day” greetings from the Kinkaku Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, this morning. The group of eight youths and 10 adults will travel to Suzuka on Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Friendship City pact between the Japanese city and Bellefontaine. They will remain there through this weekend. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN STAHLER)

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Demo time

quest donation

Bellefontaine Firefighter Blake Palmer, left, demonstrates how a firefighter would deploy a bailout bag to escape a structure to Quest Federal Credit Union employees David Ingles, Tobi Collins and Emily Brown. Quest provided $2,500 to purchase 28 bags and 1,200 feet of rope to equip the department. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

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Reserve champ

metz fair new

Kyndall Metz, 14, a freshman at West Liberty-Salem High School, showed the 2016 Junior Fair reserve grand champion percentage doe at the Ohio State Fair Boer Goat Show. (PHOTO | AMY METZ)

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Cowboy prayer

cowboy prayer

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