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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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ABOVE: Maddox Keith, 5, prepares to throw a football through an inflatable Belle Bounce game during the Bellefontaine Police Department’s neighborhood outreach event at Harmon Field Park on Thursday as his uncle, Office Tyler Simpson, gathers loose footballs. The event was the second neighborhood outreach this summer and will be followed by a noon Saturday, June 28, event at Deercreek Village Apartments, 450 Kristina Drive, Chief Brandon Standley said. The police department’s summer activities conclude with a law enforcement day at Southview Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sadie Achor helps Landon Plummer, 3, throw a ball up a skee ball ramp provided by Belle Bounce for the Bellefontaine Police Department’s neighborhood outreach event at Harmon Field Park. Watching the duo throw are, front to back, Aiden Van Hoose, 3, Ethan Van Hoose, 6, and Payton Brisson, 7. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Riverside Class of 1964

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The Riverside High School Class of 1964 recently conducted a weekend of activities that coincided  with the annual DeGraff-Riverside Alumni Banquet and also convened at the Whitmore House and  hosted a Sunday picnic in the park. Class members present for the photo include, from the left, first  row: Carol Taylor Lefever, Carol Jean Cox Plunkett, Shirley Hanks King, Arlene Hurley Titus, Charlotte  Stryker Hildebrant, Ginny Hittepole Myers and Kay Schmidt McMillen; second row: Margaret Clayson  Graves, Judy Kaeck Carr, Phyllis McPherson Jerviss, JoAnn Carpenter Adams, Susan Koogler Kishler  and Rita Thornton Helmandollar; third row: Jim Cox, Mike Melhorn, Bob Donald, Paul Snow, John  Slater and Ron Helmlinger; and fourth row: Wendell Stevenson, Bill Ward, Tom Hahn, Jerry Beatty,  Dale Ward, Don Cordrey, Rick Niece and Gary Comer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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Stepping stones

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Campers with the Hilliker YMCA’s Camp Trailblazers Summer Camp carefully step on rocks across a waterway at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs during a field trip Thursday. The camp continues through August, with a number of field trips planned and different themes each week, including “Lake Life,” “Celebrate America,” “Splish Splash” and “Games Galore.” (PHOTO | HILLIKER YMCA)

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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SELFIE WITH THE GOV

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“Selfies at Buckeye Boys State? Sure, why not,” Gov. John Kasich wrote Thursday on his Facebook page. Joining the governor, third from left in the selfie shot were Indian Lake High School senior Alex Bozman, top left, and other BBS participants. (FACEBOOK PHOTO | VIA COLLEEN BODIN)

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Safety Town determination

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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

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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

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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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