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Members of the Ohio Living History Association’s World War II U.S. Mech Forces Headquarters portray the 106th Cavalry and 90th Infantry as they oppose the 100th Jäger Division of the German forces in a Saturday afternoon re-enactment at Castle Mac-A-Cheek, east of West  Liberty. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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In observance of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem, more than 600 elementary students took in a special performance Friday of the high school marching band, which included the half-time show and a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. “Every year in September we learn the National Anthem, but this year we decided to make it a week-long event,” music teacher Tracey Notestine said. Students studied the history, vocabulary and lyrics of the national anthem in music classes in advance of this weekend’s bicentennial celebration of the song. See Page 8 for a related story. (PHOTO | JAMIE ROSS, INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)


Last Updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014

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Examining Rome



West Liberty-Salem middle school students and chaperones ar shown in June with the Examiner in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, during a trip organized by WL-Salem middle school teacher Joe Taylor to correlate with the seventh-grade social studies curriculum. They also traveled to Greece. From the left are, first row: Mr. Taylor, Regan Hormann (holding the Examiner), Sherry Barger, Kelli Roach, Nick Williams and Raajih Roland; and back row: Todd Hormann, Kylie Hormann, Peggy Hormann, Rebecca Roach and Jacob Vitt.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Cooperators honored


Carol, left and Alice O'Brien were recognized Thursday night as the Logan County Soil and Water Conservation District's cooperators of the year for their efforts on their Wildflower Farm at 6332 County Road 158, Middleburg. They were honored at the district's annual meeting of the year conducted in cooperation with the annual meeting of the Logan County Farm Bureau at Winner Harvest Barn. Read more about the evening in Friday's edition of the Examiner. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MIRIAM BAIER)




Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014

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Thompson attends youth leadership summit


Calvary Christian High School student Nathalie Thompson recently attended the Youth Leadership Association’s annual YLA Leadership Summit at Camp Horseshoe in West Virginia. In addition to participating in traditional outdoor camp activities where teamwork and communication are at the forefront, the students engage in dialogue and debate on domestic and international policy that impacts them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Outstanding student performances recognized




Shown above, from left, are Daniel Boy, Dylan Myers, and Ryan Dunn.


Outstanding performances on advanced placement exams have been achieved by a number of Bellefontaine City Schools students and graduates.


Senior Ryan Dunn has been recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction for scoring an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scoring a 3.0 or higher on five or more AP exams.


Senior Daniel Boy has been recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor for scoring an average of at least 3.25 on all exams taken and scoring at least 3.0 on four or more exams.


Dylan Myers, a senior, was recognized as an AP Scholar for receiving at least 3.0 on at least three AP exams, as were 2014 BHS graduates Jordan Fox, Nicholas Heydinger, William Houser, Cody Sheeley and Brooke Turner.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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BHS Class of 1964


During their 50-year reunion weekend, members of the Bellefontaine High School Class of 1964 toured the Logan County History Center, had lunch on Goslee’s Turtle Shell Island at Indian Lake and enjoyed a dinner gathering at the Huntsville Event Center. Among the attendees were, from left, front row: Mike Emery, David Huber, Warren Campbell, John McGarry, Jean Gillespie Elick, Jeanette Goslee MacConnell, Marilyn Tanger Case, Susan Kennon Jackson, Susan Earick Tinsley, Bo Gillespie, Colleen Lahey Culp and Paul McMullen; row two: Leroy Sine, Karen Welsh Diehl, Nance Evilsizor Bradds, Joyce Bowdle Dyer, Kathy Peck Comer, Lynn Potter Knippen, Sheri Braden Reynolds, Dee Dee Vance Kormanik, Juanita Benschoff Dunaway, Phyllis Baughman King, Linda Duff Davisson, Beverly Weller Lofty, Barb Caswell Mitchell, Betsy Shellhaas Fallin, Sharon Linson Burton and Marjorie Plant Martin; row three: Patty Haynes Fenelon, Karen Ralston Smith, Mary Ann Settlemire, Kaye Van Ness Couchman, Vera Proctor Sickles, Suellen Moots Reuber, Janet Schrader Yoder, Sharon Miller Engle, Carolyn Graves Stewart, Bonnie Munz Vermillion, Tamara Clagg Degolyer, Donna Woodruff Brewer, Sheryl Purdin Godwin, Nancy Day Weiss, Tina Durnell, Peggy Welch Snead, Denean Arnold Caifa and Larry McConnell; and row four: Mike Smith, Margaret Ann Hackett Becker, Jim Burton, Gary Fergus, Ralph Sickles, David Angle, Dave Casey, Albert Dovel, Mick Reed, Don Detrick, Jim Hollis, Rick Elliott, Roger Luring, Dick Arnett, Don Robinson, Fred Reynolds, John Detrick, Dick Short, Bill Deffenbaugh, Pam Taylor Weiss and John Wyant.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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Friday night lights


Bellefontaine High School’s new AcuSport Stadium glows under the Friday night lights in the home opener Friday against Wapakoneta. This photo, provided by Bellefontaine resident Mac McGinnis, is shot from a remote control Quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera facing north. The Chieftains are on the road this week at Sidney, but return to action on the new field in their Week 3 game against the Urbana Hillclimbers on Friday, Sept. 12. (PHOTO | MAC McGINNIS)

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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