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Rules of the road


Carlotte Bodin, front, and Riley Brewster wait at a red light as Addison Prosser proceeds through a stop sign Wednesday afternoon at the Bellefontaine Exchange Club’s annual Safety Town program at the Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center. Youths entering kindergarten in the fall learn various safety topics, including the rules of the road session that involves riding tractors through a miniature city, and visiting the Bellefontaine police and fire departments as part of the weeklong course that has been a fixture in the city for decades. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015

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Great day for the park


Girl whirl


Sophia Marker, 4, hangs on tight as Rylee Troth, 12, gets the merry-go-round spinning at the Richland Township Park in Belle Center on Tuesday evening. 




Skipping the slide


Jayden Linebaugh, 6, leaps from a slide as his father Brandon Linebaugh looks on at the Richland Township Park in Belle Center on Tuesday evening. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES) 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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Stormy night


A storm front, at right, rolls over Indian Lake about 10 p.m. Monday in this photo taken from the north side of the lake, looking southeast. No major storm damage was reported. (EXAMINER PHOTO | BRADEN MCGLONE)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

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A stray kitten has another life to live thanks to the efforts of students at the Russells Point Neighborhood Outreach Center at Galilee Lutheran Church. Patricia Gaddis said she had dropped her granddaughter off for the daily programming Monday when she heard the sounds of a kitten which evidently had hitched a ride in the engine compartment. In the ensuing attempts to remove it to safety, the kitten jumped out, but then ran back under the car. Ms. Gaddis sought the assistance of her granddaughter and other children and provided a pair of gloves to aid in the apprehension of the kitten. “These little kids worked so hard,” she said of the 30-minute effort. She was so appreciative of their assistance and willingness to help, and she now has a new kitten at her house. Its name is Lucky. (PHOTO | PATRICIA GADDIS) 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015

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Local bow fishermen admire their Friday evening catch near Moundwood State Park. EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015

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Girls Scouts donate, tour pet shelter


Brownie Troop 20771 recently donated a number staples to and toured the Humane Society Serving Logan County, learning the value of the shelter and the importance of their donations to help the facility operate. Pictured are, from left: Co-leader Rose Reimer, Katelynn Norris, Annie Braig, co-leader Karen Richardson, Autumn Miller and Cheyanne Bishop. For membership information, contact Rose Reimer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Daisy Troop 20667 also donated shelter staples and toured the Humane Society Serving Logan County. They include leader Colleen Kelly-Martini, Kindylle Mallow, Kyra Neeley, Svea Martini, Berlin Finnegan, Hailey Neeley, Caitlin Tanner, Karis Martini and Karen Richardson. For membership information, contact Rose Reimer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015

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ILES kicks off Summer Reading Program

ILreading-progIndian Lake Elementary School kicked off its Summer Reading Program with a Wild West assembly, where reading Gurus “Fisherwoman Frieda” and “Eartha Worm” encouraged the students to read non-fiction titles, such as biographies and instructional books. Students selected three books to take home with them. If students fill out their reading log and take it back to school in the fall, they will receive prizes like a bandana, candy, even more books and an extra recess. If students lose the Summer Reading Log they were given, they can print another at (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015

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Community outreach



Taylynn Brandyberry, 3, smiles as her grandmother Tawnya Irick holds her and Safety Pup, Craig Fultz of the Citizens Police Academy, greets them at the Bellefontaine Police Department's first community outreach event of the season at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Saturday evening. The police department has scheduled similar events as part of the Downtown Business Partnership's First Friday event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and June 18 at the intersection of Chillicothe Avenue and Plumvalley Street. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015

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