City to consider bike trail contribution


Just 3.6 miles of the Simon Kenton Bike Trail will be left to chip seal after a project to cover 7.8 miles of gravel bike path is completed this year, and the Bellefontaine City Council’s Finance Committee is mulling over the idea of contributing to the project.

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Mayor Ben Stahler, left, administered a firefighter’s oath Tuesday for Lucas Crisp, who started with the Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department today. EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST

Mayor Ben Stahler brought up the subject during the Finance Committee meeting Tuesday after attending a commissioners’ meeting that morning during which he heard a presentation by Simon Kenton Pathfinders member Doug Chivington about the bike path project.


Stahler’s discussion with the committee preceded a regular meeting in which council members approved a revitalization district designation for the city’s downtown core; received an update on the costs for the Regional Income Tax Authority’s services; and observed Lucas Crisp take a firefighter's oath. 

Read the full story in Wednesday's Examiner.