16-year-old dead in Union County crash
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — A teenager died Saturday evening after a crash in Union County where the vehicle became submerged in a creek. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that 16-year-old Blake Gorton of Woodstock, Ohio was driving a Chevrolet Silverado just before 11 p.m. on US Roue 36 near Connor Road. The vehicle crossed […]
Three-vehicle injury crash reported
A three-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and County Road 57 about 8 p.m. Thursday resulted in at least one person being hospitalized. One person was flown by Careflight helicopter to an area hospital for treatment of injuries, according to preliminary law enforcement reports. One of...
Man lodged for public intoxication, resisting arrest
Dennis Horne, 23, of Bellefontaine, was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest following a drunken, combative encounter that occurred around 11:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29, with officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department. Police were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Florence Street on a report of...
Lady Chiefs earn D1 state berth
Bellefontaine’s girls bowling team narrowly survived the cut at the sectional tournament to make Thursday’s Division I district tourney at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek. The Lady Chiefs, who earned the 10th and final district spot during sectionals, were at their best Thursday, finishing fourth and advancing to next week’s Division I state tournament in Columbus.
Kroger announces $10,000 donation to multiple counties for tornado relief
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF) -- Kroger announced Sunday it will donate $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Champaign, Clark, and Logan counties. The Kroger Foundation donation will be used to assist with long-term recovery efforts following this week's tornado. "Kroger is committed to providing Clark County residents the resources they...
Retired teacher looking forward to ordination Sunday as new pastor
Pastor Greg Menssen is ordained this weekend at First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine during a 3 p.m. ceremony Sunday, March 3. (EXAMINER PHOTO | Mandy Loehr) Pastor Greg Menssen will make his 85-year-old father, Fran Menssen of Lodi, along with his wife Wendi, and many others very proud this weekend when they witness his ordination at the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine at a 3 p.m. ceremony Sunday, March 3.
Lakers fall in tournament heart-breaker to Versailles
VANDALIA — Indian Lake had its heart broken here Saturday night. The Lakers led almost the entire way in this Division III Southwest District sectional final game against Versailles, but a basket with 2.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter propelled Versailles to a 43-42 victory. Indian Lake led...
Easter Eggstravaganza set for Friday, March 1
Below is information provided by the Downtown Bellefontaine Partnership about today’s (March 1) Easter Eggstravaganza event from 4 to 8 p.m. Today’s the Day! Easter Eggstravaganza is Here!🐰. Eeek! The wait is finally over, and we’re all set for an unforgettable day of fun, laughter, and Easter magic...
These Urbana, OH based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near urbana.
Small Nation transforms Downtown Bellefontaine into a must-visit!
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)– If you’re looking for Ohio’s Most Loveable Downtown, look no further than Downtown Bellefontaine in the Miami Valley. Bellefontaine was founded in 1820 but don’t worry they’ve come such a long way in over 200 years thanks to Small Nation. From chocolate,...
Bellefontaine Middle School Recognizes Outstanding 6th Graders for Leadership and Engagement
Several Bellefontaine Middle School 6th-graders were recognized for their effort in the classroom as well as being engaged during lessons and working well in groups. The students were presented stars for their leadership. 6th-grade teachers chose the following students: Alex Ball Halie Johnson Connor Brown Dane Bland Jessica Grumbling Tyson RauschVisit here for more details.
UCSO Reports – February 28, 2024
A deputy investigated a property damage crash that occurred in the 19000 block of State Route 245 involving a 2019 Nissan Sentra that was struck from behind by a 2006 Subaru Legacy. The driver of the Subaru fled the scene, and a crash report was taken, #80-24-106. 3:07pm Arrest Warrant.
City Council: Vulture sightings reported
Vulture sightings have been reported in and around the Bellefontaine city limits — the first signs of the annual return of the nuisance birds. However, city council members learned Tuesday, Feb. 27, in a regular meeting of a new plan to try and disperse the annoying scavengers. The city...
Suspect flees officers, dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
The suspect who died by suicide Monday, Feb. 26, along east Columbus Avenue was a charged sexual offender and officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department believe the call for service and subsequent foot chase were related to those alleged offenses. Matthew Johnson, 38, previously of Bellefontaine, was found dead around...
Logan County observes National Development Disabilities Awareness Month
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities announces its participation in National Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each March. To help kick off DD Awareness Month, the board hosts a Sensory-Friendly Movie Event at the Bellefontaine Cinema 8 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.95 and $3.09 in Kenton as of 2024-03-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Ben Logan hires new middle school principal, transportation director
Benjamin Logan Board of Education members extended two administrative contracts at their meeting this week for a new middle school principal and transportation director. Todd Shadley was hired as the incoming middle school principal, effective Aug. 1, and was issued a two-year contract. He will replace Holly Barr, who will transfer to the principal position at Benjamin Logan Elementary School, as previously detailed in the Examiner.
Looking Back, Part 2: The Fire of 1901
(Continued from last Friday’s UDC) The alarm for the 1901 fire sounded at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. In short order firefighters were on the scene, on the west side of the first block of North Main Street. At the time, J.B. Johnson was mayor and Noah Comer was fire chief. There were two fire stations, the closest at the City Building at the southeast corner of South Main and Market streets, and the other, at 515 N. Russell St.
Feb. 28, 2024
Reminder for all students: There are 2 weeks left until the end of Q3. Take action NOW to get your grades where you want them. Complete missing assignments, do test corrections, and talk with teachers. ** This is especially important for athletic eligibility!. CELL PHONE POLICY. :. Any cell phone...
Woman lodged for burglary, theft
Kristen R. Kaylor, 39, of Waynesfield, was charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 27. Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded about 7:25 p.m. to the Frontier Cottages, 10991 State Route 366, Lakeview, in reference to...