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Ben Logan’s Team Portugal receives OMUN Outstanding Resolution Award

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Members of Benjamin Logan High School’s Team Portugal received an award for Outstanding Resolution recently at the Ohio Model United Nations competition in Columbus.


Students on Team Portugal included Daniel Meier, Jack Robinson, Colin Headings, Chris Watson, Michaela Wasson and Lily LeVan.


A total of five teams from Ben Logan attended OMUN, a mock United Nations experience that allows students to become delegates of a selected nation in order to write, present and debate issues affecting the nations and peoples of the world. Other Ben Logan teams represented the countries of Lesotho, Cuba, Sweden and Japan.


All teams presented resolutions at the Sunday evening council sessions, and the teams of Sweden and Portugal each had resolutions selected to move on to the next level.


Highlighting the weekend were special awards presented for outstanding participation. Andy Griffith was selected to receive an Outstanding Delegate award and Kessie Rose received the Outstanding Leader award and was the the runner-up in the World Citizenship contest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

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Carefully-placed Christmas decorations display this winter’s snowy gilding throughout the area. Captured in photographs were: (above) greenery and a red bow at 106 Heatherhill Road; (below) a sled, skates and greenery at 110 Heatherhill Road; and a snowman and cardinal at 1321 Glenview Drive. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | JOEL E. MAST)



Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

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ABOVE: Members of the Popular Demand barbershop quartet sing Winter Wonderland during the Christmas at Orr Mansion event Sunday afternoon at the Logan County History Center, 521 E. Columbus Ave. The song aptly described the snowy and icy weather outside this weekend, which Logan County History Center officials said did not deter visitors from the annual open house event. BELOW: Kayla Horney, left, and her brother, Keaton, try to locate a mask that she created with her fellow fourthgrade students at Benjamin Logan Schools for two colorfully decorated trees on display at the mansion. The two-weekend event concluded Sunday, and attendees were invited to vote for their favorite Christmas tree out of many trees decorated by school groups, churches, local agencies and clubs that filled all three floors of the 521 E. Columbus Ave. facility. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)


Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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Shepherds need shades


Several young “shepherds” check out the crowd prior to their performance Friday in the Noah’s Ark Christian Daycare and Preschool Christmas program at the First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave. About 460 people attended the event and some shepherds sported sunglasses with star-shaped lenses for the program. (EXAMINER PHOTO | T.J. HUBBARD)

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013

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Creator’s glory


A white Christmas might have been fine for Bing Crosby, but others prefer a pop of color for the birthday celebration that comes from poinsettias such as these at Wren’s Florists & Greenhouse, 500 E. Columbus Ave. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: A cold drizzle was the backdrop Thursday for Santa Claus as he makes his way through DeGraff during the village Christmas parade. ABOVE: Youth group members from DeGraff United Methodist Church parade through downtown during the Christmas parade. BELOW: Parade attendees utilize umbrellas to avoid rain Thursday during the parade. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)


Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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CORS director to retire after 36 years


PIQUA — Students from the Kids Learning Place in Bellefontaine recently presented Council on Rural Service Executive Director Shirley Hathaway with a “Thank You” card to express their appreciation for her service, as she retires Dec. 31.


Serving as executive director during the majority of her 36 years with CORS, Ms. Hathaway’s leadership helped the organization through the process of expanding service areas to nine counties, creating new programs for children, youth and adults; establishing collaborative partnerships in the communities, and purchasing and building local child care centers, according to a release.


“I am so proud to be part of this agency and am equally grateful to have had an experience to watch literally thousands of children and youth reach towards their continuing potential,” Ms. Hathaway said. “It has also been my blessing to work with such dedicated staff whose inspiration every day has enormous impact in our communities.”


She currently serves on the board of trustees of Clear Creek Farm Youth Group Home and Edison Community College Human Services Advisory Council. She is also a member of national, state and community organizations as well as a longtime member of Rotary International and first woman president of the Greenville Rotary Club.


Dan Schwanitz has been named the interim executive director.


The Council on Rural Services organization administers grants and programs in a nine-county area of west Central Ohio that includes Head Start, Early Head Start, Kids Learning Place, Help Me Grow, Gateway Youth Programs, and Achievement Center for Educational Success. It also offers volunteer programs, such as HandsOn West Central Ohio, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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Miami Valley McDonald’s awards local education grants



McDonald’s Restaurants of the Miami Valley presented education grant awards this week to a number of area schools, including Bellefontaine Elementary, Indian Lake Elementary and Calvary Christian School, during a recognition ceremony at the the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Dayton.


More than $40,000 was awarded to 89 area teachers as part of the Make Activities Count grants program.


Local teachers who attended the ceremony included Cari Hyde from Calvary Christian School, Sara Stahler and Lauren Burkhardt from Bellefontaine Elementary, and Theresa Nelson from Indian Lake Elementary.


Over the last 11 years, McDonald’s has received more than 2,600 applications from schools all over the Miami Valley and has awarded more than 1,000 teachers with grants totaling more than $470,000. Grants are designed to supplement classroom curriculum with hands-on activities.


Teachers with kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms in the Miami Valley, the greater Lima area and Richmond, Ind., are eligible to apply for the grants, which can be worth up to $500.



Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013

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