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Carrying the cross


A cross is carried through the sanctuary of the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church at the start of the Community Good Friday service.The Way of the Cross, normally an outdoor event at nearby Brown Park, took place in the church’s fellowship hall prior to the service. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2015

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


West Liberty-Salem music department presented the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this weekend. The cast included, from left, Isaac Loffing, Jocelyn Wilson, Sierra McCall and Hunter Miller as members of the Potts family. (PHOTO | JIM HOFFMAN)

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015

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Grocery games


Brent Fromm, second from the left, and others participate in a “Minute to Win It” grocery bagging competition during the recent RTC Employment Services’ Employer Recognition Breakfast at the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities office, 1851 W. State Route 47. RTC Employment Services clients and their employers also teamed up for other games following the meal. Associates then passed out certificates of appreciation to long-time employers in the community. (PHOTO | LOGAN COUNTY BOARD OF DD)

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Animal discoveries



A Calvary Christian School student shares his science fair project with judges during the fourth- and fifth-grade science fair this week at the school. The theme of the projects revolved around God and the creation of animals. Each student selected a verse that pertained to their project. Results of the judging are as follows: fourth-grade — Abby Jenkins, first; Natalie Angus, second; Gabe Salmonowicz, third; Helena Burns, fourth; and fifth-grade — Emma Patton, first place; Alexxie West, second; Lexi Cronkleton, third; Garrett Heater, fourth. (PHOTO | CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)


Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Living characters


George Washington, left, played by Indian Lake Middle School fifth-grader Trenton Stringfellow, delivers a speech during a recent Living Wax Museum project in the school cafeteria by advanced language arts fifth-graders. Each of the students selected a famous person, read a biography and wrote a short speech. For the Living Wax Museum event, parents, pupils or teachers walked up to the actors, who would deliver their speech and then freeze. Other famous Americans portrayed by students included Michael Jordan, Adam Sandler, Rachel Carson, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, Pocahontas, Abraham Lincoln, Annie Oakley and Wyatt Earp. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015

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BMS receives I-Open Award at OMUN



A total of 39 Bellefontaine Middle School students representing five teams competed at the recent Junior Ohio Model United Nations competition, where they received several awards. 

BMS received a runner-up award for the I-Open Program, which was supported by the community through a Waffle House fundraiser. Individual awards were presented to Blake Phillips, Outstanding Leadership Award; Mackenzie Swartz, Outstanding Delegate Award, for her abilities in debating and overall presentation skills; and Ben Sailors won a Global Agenda Issues Contest.

Student officers this year were Kasey Middaugh, assistant secretary general, and Kaitey Chervenak, human rights vice president. Officers elected for next year included Abbi Adelsberger, council president, and Mackenzie Swartz and Olivia Robbins, council vice presidents. These students will attend a leadership camp in the summer and help run the program next March. 

Each team wrote a resolution for the competition. Team Brazil’s resolution was about the economic impact of coffee, while Team Croatia examined domestic violence. Team Greece’s resolution involved awareness of wild fire devastation. Japan looked at the overpopulation of wild animals and Nicaragua dealt with energy production using the San Juan River.

Team Croatia’s resolution passed a vote by the Human Rights Council.

The students in attendance were by team included Brazil: Natalie Dinovo, Addy Hankins, Caitlin, Hutchins, Erin Jackson, Gracie Middaugh, Riley Myers and Meng Wang; Croatia: Abbi Adelsberger, Gracie Beaverson, Camryn Clark, Whitney Clayton. Kayli Fergus, Olivia Robbins, Madison Roberts and Mackenzie Swartz; Greece: Lauren Easton, Anastasia Hiatt, Levon Howard, Evan Kauffman, Abby Kite, Dawson Roberts, Ben Sailors, Madison Taylor and Jason Willoughby; Japan: Megan Beaverson, Sierra Bensman, Shelby Gilbert, Maddi Jackson, Kinsey Krock, Taryn Mullins, Addison Overholt and Laney Yoder; Nicaragua: Isaac Belcher, Nate Kurtz, Na Lin, Kamryn Mathys, Pryce Neeld, Blake Phillips and Hannah Rader.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Girl Scout gifts


Logan County Girl Scouts, from left, Brownie Katelynn Norris, Junior Mikala Poll and Cadette Alicia Jenkins, present a package of gifts, including baby necessities and a case of diapers, to newborn Madison May Close and her parents Angel Fahr and Leo Close. The annual Girl Scout Week baby gift goes to the first baby girl born at Mary Rutan Hospital on or after the Girl Scout birthday of March 12. Madison was born at 12:35 p.m. March 12 and weighed 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and measured 2012 inches long. (PHOTO | DANIELLE JENKINS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Ben Logan team receives top awards at OMUN



Team Fiji from Benjamin Logan Middle School won an Outstanding Resolution Award and an Outstanding Leadership trophy at the recent Junior Ohio Model United Nations competition in Columbus, which was attended by more than 1,050 student delegates from across the state. Team members included Anna Blake, Joseph Gulick, Mason Hammer, Vance McClanahan and Mason Manns. Fiji was 1 of 12 nations to receive the leadership award to recognize the superior quality of their resolution. BLMS also sent two other student delegations for teams Finland and Spain. Their resolutions were selected for further debate in General Assembly or the Human Rights Council. For the delegation of Spain, the students involved were Ashley Gantt, Kenna Hone, Katie Meier, Maddie Robinson, Annika Simovart and Mailiis Simovart. Team Finland members included Ben Coffield, Jamie Gill, Jacob McKenrick, Ammon Miller, Blake Peterson, Ethan Ricketts and Elijah Ruggieri. Advisers are Bobby Gill and Amy McCormick.



Team Fiji


 Team Finland


Team Spain




Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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