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Local responder attends homeland security training

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Jeremy Keller, local emergency responder and community risk reduction officer for the Macochee Joint Ambulance District in West Liberty, recently completed training offered by the Center of Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

 

The CDP is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and is the only federally-operated weapons of mass destruction training facility in the nation. The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officers from state local, and tribal governments.

 

Mr. Keller completed the emergency responder hazardous materials technician course, a 40-hour training program, and achieved national certification upon completion of the training. As a hazardous materials technician, he will be able to provide leadership during chemical spills and other hazardous material incidents.

 

The CDP offers more than 40 training courses focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act.

 

The CDP training is federally funded and there is no cost to state, local or the emergency response professionals or their agencies.

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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Ben Logan students inducted into Interact

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A total of 14 Benjamin Logan High School students were inducted into Interact membership Tuesday.

District 6670 Assistant Governor of Rotary, Mark Mabelitni, spoke at the induction and stressed the community service aspect of Interact, which has some 338,000 members around the world. Assistant District Governor of Rotary, Terri Schneider, a member of the sponsoring Bellefontaine Rotary Club, presented them certificates. Stacy Walterbusch is the BLHS Interact adviser.

With, “Service Before Self” being the motto declared by Mr. Mabelitni, Interact does a wide variety of volunteer projects ranging from projects within their own school to projects around Logan County.

“We want to make a difference and a positive change in order to make a positive difference,” said Darrian Bricker, president of the BLHS chapter.

Bellefontaine Rotary Club strongly encourages Interact chapters at Ben Logan, Riverside and Bellefontaine high schools to work together while serving the community. Rotary also helps promote fundraisers that the students are currently working on and help their dreams to become a reality.

Interact’s latest goal is to raise $1,000 to purchase a ShelterBox, which will then be shipped to someone in need whether it be in the United States or internationally. Each Interact Club at Ben Logan, Bellefontaine and Riverside will be raising $335 to contribute to the ShelterBox. The ShelterBox includes a water purifier, a stove, a set of pots and pans, blankets, a tool kit and an activity packet for children.

In order to help Interact reach their goal, a fundraiser at the local Bob Evans Restaurant continues through Friday. When presented with a flyer at the checkout, 15 percent of a price of a customer’s meal will be donated to the BLHS Interact Club.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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BHS royalty

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Bellefontaine High School hosted their prom at Winner Harvest Barn with the theme of Footloose on May 9. Prom queen was Erin Levine and prom king was Alex Richards. After-prom was hosted by the parents at the high school with a ’50s theme titled Dives, Diners and Dashes. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE HIGH SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Remembering fallen comrades

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Ron Martz prepares to lay a wreath Sunday in conjunction with Memorial Day observances at the Huntsville Cemetery, which included a message from Lakeview Mayor Ryan Shoffstall. American Legion Charles Collins Post 381 hosted the annual tribute. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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Looking back

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The Logan Hills Festival was hosted over the Memorial Day weekend in Zanesfield. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: A Mansfield resident who goes by the name The Gunfighter smokes a tomahawk pipe as he and Bruce McFarland, also of Mansfield, relax at their camp in the historic encampment at the event. ABOVE: Jarrod Craft of Columbus, front, and Shawn Reilly of Newark, left, donned full American Indian regalia for woodland pow-wow dances Sunday afternoon. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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Hi-Point See-Saws report on prom

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The Hi-Point See-Saws Square Dance Club based in Bellefontaine recently hosted a prom-themed square and round dance at the Masonic Center, 600 N. Main St.

About 125 people attended the dance, which was the largest turnout for a home dance in recent years. The guest square dance caller was Homer Magnet of Minford, and the club round dance cuer was Elaine Wintrow of Covington.

Square dance lessons will begin in September for anyone interested in learning about this activity. For more information, contact Ken Pohlable at (419) 204-6337.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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UNDER THE BIG TOP AT OLD FIELD BEACH

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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus came to Old Field Beach State Park this weekend, entertaining scores during two daily shows. ABOVE: The big top tent is in place and patrons prepare to enter. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: The daring Canadian precision unicyclists known as The Arlise Troupe were featured performers. BELOW: Lions and tigers took center stage in a cage for a performance. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | RICK PITTS)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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Rising above

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Indian Lake High School freshman Tyler Butterfield, right, assists Indian Lake Middle School students with writing about different issues that they want to rise above, including drugs, alcohol, peer pressure and bullying during an Above the Influence training Thursday for ILMS eighth-graders. The session was led by ILHS SADD members and Logan County Drug Free Youth Coalition’s Youth Council, with assistance from Consolidated Care Inc. Participants also watched a video created by high school students, where the older peers described various ways they can rise above peer pressure and other negative influences in society. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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