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Safety Town determination


Miah Carman speeds through an intersection Wednesday afternoon at the 53rd annual Safety Town sponsored by the Exchange Club and located behind the Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center, 1130 W. Sandusky Ave. It is open to all county children who are entering kindergarten in the fall. Local law enforcement officers train young children in pedestrian safety, traffic signals and signs, fire safety, good and bad touching, avoiding strangers in vehicles and hazards of drug abuse. The program is conducted over four to five days and continues the next four weeks. (EXAMINER PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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ILES kicks off summer reading program


Fisherwoman Frieda and Eartha B. Worm visited the Indian Lake Elementary School at the end of the school year to kick off the school’s summer reading program.

The presenters noted that by reading over the summer, students typically maintain or improve their current reading level. Each student received a summer reading log, which they can turn in during the fall to receive prizes, such as sunglasses, a new book, an extra recess or an ice cream sundae treat.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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Health fair presented at Calvary Christian


Calvary Christian School students in grades 1-3 recently participated in a health fair presented by the Bellefontaine Fire Department and Mary Rutan Hospital.

Nancy Harmon hosted a session with “Billy Bones” to explain the different bones in the body and how to keep them healthy. Cari Yoder taught the importance of fitness through a whole body experience of rock, paper scissors.

Students toured the inside of an emergency squad with the Bellefontaine Fire Department firefighters Ben Kenndy and Bryce Goodrich. Healthy snacks were provided by Amy Jones, who explained the importance of vitamins and healthy food choices.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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Tiger royalty

WLSHS-Prom-RoyaltyWest Liberty-Salem High School royalty was crowned during prom at the Cheetah Lounge in Urbana on May 17. Pictured, from the left, are Prince Maverick Aldo, Princess Hayden Erwin, Queen Carly Lowry and King Kyle Crawford. (PHOTO | WL-SALEM)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Goody’s donates to Sigma Phi Gamma effort


Members of the local Nu Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority recently partnered with Goody’s for the retail company’s 30 Days of Giving campaign, which helped to raise more than $1,000 for several local projects.

Across the country, the campaign supported organizations that make a positive impact in their communities.
During March, Nu Beta members sold Goody’s discount cards for a donation, which were added to donations from area customers and associates.

The financial donation from Goody’s will benefit three Nu Beta supported-efforts — Logan County Weekday Religious Education, the Backpack Project that supplies meals for local children, and Relay For Life.

Sigma Phi Gamma is a friendship and service sorority whose members give hands-on and financial support to many individuals and charitable causes, both through local chapters and on the national level.

The Bellefontaine Goody’s store manager recently Norma Jean Jones presented a check to Nu Beta members Jayne McAdams, KimberLee Kinney, Cindy Titus, Diane Hager, Shirley Meeker and Mary Ransbottom. Other Nu Beta members include Missy Gantner, Marj Branch, Ceila Lange, Nancy Forsythe and Julie Schrader.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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Gerald “Fuzzy” Adams, second from the left, waters a new raised flower bed last week at The Homestead at Logan Acres with the assistance of Kathy Wilson, Universal Home Health & Hospice Care worker, while other Logan Acres residents, from the left, Mary Jane Stevens, Rachel Roberts and Mary Evilsizor look on. During the fall, several raised beds and a concrete patio area were designed and installed at the center by students in Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s professional turf and landscaping program. They utilized funds that were donated to Logan Acres in memory of the late Russell Forsythe, former Logan County commissioner and resident of The Homestead. This spring, Logan Acres residents and staff planted flowers and vegetables, including green beans, peas, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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Local responder attends homeland security training


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.



Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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Ben Logan students inducted into Interact


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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