Gym offers weekly workouts for Logan County Braves

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The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities is expanding its “FANs Network” through a new partnership with Mad River CrossFit, which has started offering weekly workout sessions for Logan County Braves Special Olympics members. 
 
 In December, the Bellefontaine gym at 121 W. Chillicothe Ave. hosted its third Christmas Charity Ugly Sweater Throwdown, which generated $245 for the Logan County Braves. Participants paid an entry fee and also donated personal hygiene items, which will benefit the Ohio Veterans Home.
 
It was during the “throwdown” event that CrossFit co-owners Cale and Molly Marker decided to start the weekly workouts at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. The gym also is open to its regular members during that time. 
 
Last week, several members of the Braves gathered at Mad River CrossFit for their first specialized workout. Mr. Marker led the group in a warm-up, stretches, several relay races to get hearts pumping and a cool down.
 
Kelli Bader coordinates the FANs, or Friend, Allies and Neighbors, Network for the LCBDD, which is made up individuals and groups are committed to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who lives and work in Logan County.
“Not only will this partnership help our Braves team members become more fit, it also offers a unique integration opportunity in the community,” she said. “We are so thankful for their interest.”
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Riverside Host FFA Leadership Event at MRM

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Riverside FFA Chapter hosted an FFA Leadership Day Jan. 14 at Mad River Mountain that was attended by 180 students from 10 different schools from surrounding counties.  The seminar was presented by four members of the State FFA Officer Team. Students learned how to “amplify” their chapters, personal goals and career success as a member of the FFA.  After the conference, students had the opportunity to ski or snow board with fellow FFA members and officers.   

 

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Bank donates to United Way

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Ron Zimmerly, Liberty National Bank president and CEO, presented a $2,712.10 check Friday to United Way of Logan County Executive Director Dave Bezusko for 2016 United Way pledges. The bank employees’ pledges have increased by 7 percent from last year. 

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Christmastime together

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AChristmas gathering in Bellefontaine brought together five generations of a local family. Klayten Chamberlain, 6, of Mt. Victory, center, is pictured clockwise, from the bottom left, with his mother Mallory Linebaugh; great-grandmother Linda Jennings of Bellefontaine; great-great-grandmother Phyllis Brunson of Bellefontaine; and grandmother Carol Wagner of Mt. Victory.

 

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Late break out

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Ben Joseph of Belle Printing Co. shovels the walk in front of the Main Street business today after a significant overnight snow. Prior to the recent snows, residents and businesses have had little reason to break out their shovels to clear walks and drives. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

 

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