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Bridge is coming down


Crews worked Monday removing an antiquated bridge spanning the Great Miami River along U.S. Route 33 east of Russells Point. The bridge and a portion of U.S. 33 were closed more than two decades ago after frequent flooding prompted state officials to reroute and elevate the roadway to thwart flood-related road closures. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Belle Center 1964



The Belle Center High School Class of 1964 recently gathered for its 50-year reunion. Classmates in attendance included, from left, row one: Sharon Stevens Johnson, Jane Krock Hunt, Elaine Horn Mitchell, Diane Crawford Scott, Lois Lament McKenzie, Judy Drury Haggard and Ron Bensman; row two: Mary Lou Butcher Adams, Carol Carson Kearns, Julia Summey Dill, Sandy Thomas Bell, Sue Phillips Shelton, Betty Anderson Blosser, Linda Skidmore Blosser, Don Cooper and Jim Krock; row three: Ruth Ann Cooke Fissel, Sue Kerns Buck, Susie Smith Detwiler, Gary McKenzie, Diann Keller Risner, Barry Allen and Jim Wilson; row four: Carol Ruble Brammer, Dave Bell, Roger Banta, Phil Alloway, Bob Milroy, Richard Piper and Mike Stokes. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)




Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Bridge to the future



Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames officiated what is believed to be the first wedding ceremony performed atop the newly renovated Sandy Beach Bridge in Russells Point, uniting Britnie Swearengin and Randall Thompson of Bellefontaine in marriage Oct. 10. (PHOTO | ROBIN REAMES)


Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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The perfect storm


Indian Lake Elementary Students got to create a storm in the gymnasium Friday as part of their experience with COSI on Wheels. The Center of Science and Industry visits the school annually and this year’s theme is Weather. First- through fourth-grade students got to see a COSI-led demonstration of weather elements such as high and low pressure. Then students visited stations set up around the room to participate in weather-related games and activities ranging from temperature to types of clouds. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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Ridgemont homecoming

Ridgemont royals

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The Ridgemont High School sophomore class float makes its way through Ridgeway during the Friday evening homecoming parade. ABOVE: Homecoming queen Shelby Christian and king Justice McGue make their way across the field prior to the football game. (PHOTOS | TRACY GRAY-MILLER)

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 October 2014

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ILHS singers attend vocal arts festival


Eleven Indian Lake High School students recently attended the 14th annual Mad River Vocal Arts Festival at Wright State University and sang with the Wright State University Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Hank Dahlman.

The ILHS group included Blake Burt, Annalyn Wilson, Sarah Wahl, Kim Garrison, Annie Gentis, Dianna Meek, Alayna Hanson, Tyler Butterfield, Brandon Huffman, Alex Bozman and Michael Mallory.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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WL-S royalty



Bryanna Floyd and Maverick Aldo were crowned queen and king, respectively, during Sept. 26 homecoming festivities at West Liberty-Salem High School.


Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014

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Indian Lake taps NHS inductees


Members of the Indian Lake High School National Honor Society tapped inductees during a ceremony Tuesday. They include seniors Zach Allison, Kelly Christman (not pictured), Bailey Dickerson, Taylor Dixon and Dalton Tron, and juniors Abigail Clay, Kurttis Crockett, Joseph Davidson, Connor Davis, Kim Garrison, Michelle Grider, Hannah Gross, Jessica Grothaus, Kayleigh Heitkamp, Kaci Kidder, Hannah Kilgore, Justin Kindle, Kylie Klinger, Tori Lones, Alex Malarkey, Michael Mallory, Kalyndi Martin, Sierra Miller, Analy Sanabria, Kyleigh Sharpin, Kyle Shoffner and Sarah Wahl. Nominees will be officially inducted into the National Honor Society during an All-County NHS Banquet on Nov. 11 at Benjamin Logan High School. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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