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ABOVE: Kya Martin shows a Burmese python Tuesday to a fellow Calvary Christian School student. Her uncle, Chad Segner of Marysville shared a dozen or so of his pet reptiles to the K5 through third-grade students. BELOW: Cari Hyde, first-grade teacher reacts to the visitor. (PHOTO | CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014

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Heroic effort


Scott Elliott of AGC, dressed as lightning-fast superhero the Flash, serves lemonade Justin Kemper, 4, of Lakeview, during the Logan County Relay for Life’s celebrity server fundraiser Tuesday evening at the Huntsville Event Center. The event raised $10,600 for the American Cancer Society, Relay cochairwoman Amy Brown said. There is still time to register a team for the June 13 and 14 Relay for Life by calling Ms. Brown at 539-1658. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014

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Dance Fuzion announces competition results

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Members of Dance Fuzion Studio in Bellefontaine recently competed at the Hall of Fame Dance Competition at Veteran’s Memorial in Columbus.

Results are as follows for individuals: Amber Roth, lyrical solo, gold and judges’ award for “most intense”; Hannah Suman, lyrical solo, gold; Josey Queen, Katelynn Craig, jazz solo, gold; Kylie Adams, jazz solo, high gold; Jasmine Gordon, tap solo, gold; Aundrea Foulk, solo, high gold, fourth overall and judges’ award “Broadway Bound”; Macy Birchfield, gold and judges’ award “best prop.”

Group results are as follows: Kylie Adams and Aundrea Foulk, duet, high gold and first overall; Josey Queen, Kaden Foulk and Lili Mackesky, jazz trio, gold; Josey Queen and Lili Mackesky, hip hop duet, gold; Kylie Adams, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner and Hannah Suman, lyrical small group, gold and second overall; Macy Birchfield, Aundrea Foulk, Jasmine Gordon and Hannah Suman, character small group, gold and judges’ award “best props”; Kylie Adams, Macy Birchfield, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk and Makena Garner, jazz small group, gold; Jasmine Gordon and Hannah Suman, lyrical duet and tap duet, gold; Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, Katelynn Craig, jazz trio, gold and first overall; Kylie Adams, Macy Birchfield, Ariel Burkholder, Katelynn Craig, Aundrea Foulk, Makena Garner, Jasmine Gordon, Lili Mackesky, Riliegh Martin, Josey Queen, Amber Roth and Hannah Suman, hip hop large group, gold and first overall.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014

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Fire Department awarded blood drive traveling trophy


Firefighters from the Bellefontaine Fire Department recently were awarded a traveling trophy from Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities representatives following the fire department’s win of the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

The competition was between fire department, Bellefontaine Police Department, and Logan County Sheriff’s Office. In the vote decided by blood drive donors, the three agencies were separated by only one vote each.

The next blood drive will be noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Discovery Center, 1973 W. State Route 47. Every donor will receive an “Honor, Duty, Donor” T-shirt with an American Flag for Memorial Day.

Juice, finger sandwiches and cookies will be served. Every donation can save up to three lives and will be used locally. To register for the blood drive, visit or contact Deb Morrison at 292-3011.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014

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Blue, silver and gold pinwheels are on display in front of Logan County’s Carnegie Building throughout April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention month. According to the Logan County Children’s Services, there were 375 cases of abuse or neglect investigated locally last year. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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Mary Rutan Hospital donates to Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Mary Rutan Hospital continued its support of local suicide prevention efforts with a $300 donation to the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Logan/Champaign Counties in conjunction with an upcoming “Suicide Sucks” benefit.

The event is slated for May 17 at the Mad River Farm Market, when area resident Amanda Stidam will be running her own personal fourth marathon in honor of her mother lost to suicide.

The community is invited to help cheer on Ms. Stidam as she crosses the finish line and celebrate with live entertainment provided by Honey Compass. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle of many donated items.

This is the second year that Ms. Stidam has run on behalf of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and this year, she also runs for the Here for Hope Coalition of Union County. Visit for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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D.A.R.E. grads


The Bellefontaine Police Department hosted a D.A.R.E. graduation  ceremony Monday evening for Calvary Christian School fifth-grade students. Pictured are, from the left, first row: students Chloe Brown, Kaitlyn Angus, Juliene Myers and Nate Aldo; and second row: Lt. Rick Herring, D.A.R.E. instructor and Police Officer Andy Kennedy and Chief Brandon Standley. Other pupils who were absent from the ceremony but will receive graduation certificates include Ella Studebaker, Montgomery Leach and Issac Dillon. The  D.A.R.E. program, also taught at Bellefontaine City Schools by Officer Kennedy, promotes students making good choices with friends and other issues that might arise in school and in their community. (PHOTO | CALVARYCHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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Tractor power


Several Riverside High School FFA members drove tractors to school Thursday for Drive Your Tractor to School Day during Ag Week. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014

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