Bellefontaine, OH


Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile virus in 2015 have been reported in a 34-year-old Cuyahoga County man with a febrile illness (fever), and a 77-year-old Hamilton County man with encepha...read more
The Logan County Little League Tournament hosted several games on Saturday. In the winner's bracket semifinals, Washington #2 defeated DeGraff 9-7. Reese Lensman was the winning pitcher and Lane Mef...read more
Bellefontaine Easton Water Solutions defeated Indian Lake 5-3 in the Acme sectional championship at Blue Jacket Park Monday night. Easton Water jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings. Turner S...read more
Huntsville #1 Fast Track Signs defeated Ridgemont #1 9-5 Tuesday night to advance to the county championship game in Farm League action. Camdon Tuttle and Dawson Finfrock combined to strike out 11 ba...read more
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined 44 other attorneys general Wednesday in calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. In a joint letter to the c...read more
In Logan County Little League action Tuesday it was the DeGraff Commando Cows handing Bellefontaine DQ its 1st loss 6-4. DeGraff pushed 2 runs across in the top of the 6th inning to win. John Zumber...read more
In Little League, Bellefontaine #1 Dairy Queen beat Huntsville #1 Hurley Farms 10-3 Thursday night. Connor Rose went the distance with seven strikeouts. Jarrid Baughman crushed a home run. Tristen ...read more
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A rural Bellefontaine man who was charged with attempted murder following a road rage incident last fall was sentenced Monday. Alan Blue, 52, of 1942 County Road 25 South, was sentenced to 6 years in...read more
In Logan County Coach Pitch action Friday, Huntsville #2 Woody's Diner defeated Zanesfield #3 20-10.  Griffin Schaub ripped a home run and a triple.  Gavin Spring, Kahne Ferguson, and Tyle...read more
In Pony League, ELM (East Liberty/Middleburg) Firehouse Pizza ran past Washington #2 14-2 in four innings Tuesday night. Ben Whitten and Nick Makin teamed-up for a three-hitter with five strikeouts. ...read more
In 10u softball, Lakeview #1 Brentlinger Auto Care blanked Huntsville #1 13-0. Ava Huffman and Haylee Edwards combined for a no-hitter. Madison Brentlinger had two hits with a triple and four RBIs. ...read more
West Liberty #2 Mad River Knife & Supply scored a 6-2 win over West Liberty #1 LeVan's Body Shop on Saturday in Little League action. Landon Stewart and Will Motzko teamed up for a no-hitter. Ste...read more
In Little League, Washington Township #2 blanked Bellefontaine #3 12-0 Friday night. Dustin Franks fired a no-hitter with seven strikeouts. Kyle Faulder belted a three-run homer. Franks recorded a ...read more
The Easton Water Bellefontaine Acme baseball team opened the season Thursday by shutting out Greenville 11-0 in 5 innings, pounding out 10 hits. Connor Burton and Tyler Jones each had 3 hits and 3 RB...read more
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The Logan County Fair hosted their Born and Raised Lamb Show Thursday evening. Kayla Cummins took home the Grand Champion title. Her lamb weighed a total of 137. Cummins mentioned that she worked har...read more
In 10u softball, Lakeview Brentlinger Auto Care defeated Zanesfield 14-0 Monday night. Haylee Edwards fired a no-hitter. Madison Brentlinger was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Lakeview is ...read more
In Coach Pitch action, Huntsville #2 Woody's Diner defeated East Liberty 24-7.  Matthew Culp, Aiden Todd, Christopher Timms, and Avery Pequignot all hit home runs.  Griffin Schaub hit two ...read more
In a Logan County Little League game Thursday in a battle of unbeatens, Bellefontaine #1 Dairy Queen defeated Bellefontaine #2 Lee's Roofing 2-1. For Dairy Queen, Tristen Hazel and Connor Rose drove ...read more
In Logan County T-Ball action Friday, West Liberty #1, Brecount Law Office defeated Ridgemont #3 28-12 to stay undefeated at 5-0.  For WL #1, Sutton Wilcoxon hit 3 home runs, Aiden Hull had a gr...read more
In a battle of two area baseball powers, Benjamin Logan wins their 20th straight game, a 2-1 victory over Triad.  Starting pitcher Austin Cline got the complete game win for Benjamin Logan, toss...read more
C and G Eyecare has been named the July Business of the Month by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Gary Contner graduated from The Ohio State University’s College of Optometry in 1981 a...read more
In varsity baseball Friday it was Bellefontaine banging out 17 hits in a 13-9 win over host Sidney.  Sammy Martz, Connor Burton, Cole Braun, and Nick Ruble each had 3 hits for the Chiefs. Belle...read more
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The Bellefontaine varsity baseball team outlasted Tipp City 9-8 in eight innings Tuesday night at Blue Jacket Park on WBLL. The two rivals each staged rallies. The Chiefs seized the early lead with ...read more
The Benjamin Logan varsity baseball team beat host Urbana 5-2 Monday night. Senior Zane Collins fired a two-hitter with 17 Ks. Todd Coleman had three hits and drove in a run. The Raiders have won 1...read more
In high school baseball Saturday, Benjamin Logan swept visiting West Liberty-Salem in a doubleheader. The Raiders won the first game 10-1 over the Tigers. Josh Whitten went 2-2, while Konner Caudill ...read more
A local 8th grader was among 230 riders in the 2015 Ohio Spring Race Series Race #3 Zanesfield Road Race in Logan County Sunday. Jacob Smith finished 3rd in the 13-14 year old youth division. Smith ...read more
For former Bellefontaine basketball star Matt Gump, Sunday will be a long-remembered highlight of his career.  The sophomore guard made a 3-pointer at the buzzer allowing his Centre Colonels to c...read more
The Logan County Grand Jury indicted 18 people earlier this week, including two men on sex charges. Ronald Coleman, 50, of 400 Lincoln Boulevard, Russells Point, was indicted on single counts of rape...read more
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The Logan County Fair Board met Wednesday and voted in response to the cancellation of poultry shows across the state due to avian influenza in the United States. The board voted on procedures that w...read more
Several Indian Lake High School juniors will represent our area at the Buckeye Boys State Conference next week. After an extensive application and interview process, members of the Charles Collins Ame...read more
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The Simon Kenton Pathfinders are creating and maintaining a multi-use trail system in Logan and Champaign counties. The group originally began in 1997 with 17 core members that started with a half-mi...read more
Bellefontaine native Louie Vito (left) competed in the X Games Thursday night at Aspen, Colorado.  Vito was part of a great field of the world’s top 16 riders that included Shaun White and...read more
NetGain Information Systems announced Monday that Kelly Jones, President and COO, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel, and has been recognized ...read more
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It is not very often that history comes to life, but one annual festival held locally does just that. The 35th annual Logan Hills Festival will run from Saturday through Memorial Day (Monday). The ev...read more
The American Red Cross will be closing its office in West Liberty at the end of June. The lease on the building expires on June 30th. This does not mean that the Red Cross is leaving Logan County; m...read more
Tacos.  Pizza.  Hamburger French-fry casserole. “They enjoy my cooking,” says Jennifer Hanley.  The cook at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Bellefontaine takes pride in pre...read more
A West Liberty-Salem junior was selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June. Emily Schultz joins the more than 5,000 juniors nationw...read more
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with the attorneys general of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bu...read more
The Zanesfield Petanque Club had 9 players compete in the Petanque America Open 2014 in Amelia Island, Florida last weekend. The event is the largest Petanque tournament in the United States. A tota...read more
The #3 seeded Bellefontaine Chieftains (8-2) host the #6 seed Bellbrook on 1390 WBLL "The Bell" in the football playoffs.  This is Bellefontaine's first playoff game in 5 years.  Bill Tipple...read more
The CBC All-League football team has been announced. KENTON TRAIL FIRST TEAM OFFENSE INTERIOR LINEMAN #75     CALEB KING   KENTON RIDGE     &...read more
Four local football teams are playoff bound. The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced their postseason pairings Sunday afternoon. The top eight teams in each region qualify for the second...read more
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The Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew has been supporting hospice facilities throughout the region for 15 years. The all volunteer organization uses fundraisers to raise its funds that go directly to patient c...read more
The final week of the regular season is here and there are still a lot of questions to be answered.  Will the Chiefs win their first CBC title in 10 years?  Will they host a playoff game?&nb...read more
The West Liberty-Salem girls soccer team won at home in Div. III sectional tournament action Saturday night 3-0 over Franklin Monroe.  The Lady Tigers were led by Lily Yoder with 2 goals and Mor...read more
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded consumers Tuesday that they should file claims before May 4 to be considered for reimbursement under an Ohio-led multistate settlement with Sirius XM Radio I...read more
Area youth soccer teams stayed busy on Saturday with the start of tournament action. U13 The U13 High Point Stars boys soccer team defeated the Classics Eagles United B14 soccer team 4-3, remaining ...read more
With four games left in the regular season each week gets more and more intense for teams looking for league titles and playoff points.  This week there are two HUGE conference games with West Li...read more
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Thanks to the efforts of the Indian Lake Watershed Project and the Indian Lake Development Corporation, Indian Lake has some of the best water quality among Ohio's inland lakes. Why not enjoy that wa...read more
Soccer fields across the area were busy on Saturday. The West Liberty-Salem varsity girls battled Miami East to a 1-1 tie in Columbus Crew Stadium. Taylor Lauck had the lone goal for the Tigers. La...read more
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West Liberty Village Council heard a presentation on annexation Monday. Sidney Attorney Stan Evans explained the process to council. The property owners and the Liberty Township Trustees seem to be i...read more
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The Community Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts (CORE) is taking on the challenge of drug addiction in Logan County. The group is the county's organization similar to those in other communities acr...read more
The Gallery at the Holland will host Slow Art Day on Saturday. The event is in collaboration with Slow Art Day, an international grassroots movement that is all-volunteer and self-organized. The grou...read more
Many area soccer teams took to the fields on Saturday. High school The Benjamin Logan boys improved to 3-3-2 at the halfway point of the regular season with a 5-0 win over visiting Southeastern.&nbs...read more
Several area cross country teams had outstanding performances on Saturday. The Chieftain boys raced their way to a victory at the 20 team Circleville Invitational. They edged out #12 state ranked She...read more
High School The Indian Lake boys took on Lima Bath at home. Boys’ varsity won 4-1. Connor Davis made three goals for the Lakers. Santiago Costa made one goal. Costa had two assists with Nikola...read more
The West Liberty-Salem varsity volleyball team defeated visiting Riverside in 4 sets Saturday 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 25-22. Jamie Peterson of the Lady Tigers had 20 kills and 7 aces. Kylee Hormann had ...read more
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The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board voted Thursday to support a program that aims on coming to Ohio. The board pledged $500 to Best Buddies. The program offers individuals with...read more
Pony League tournament score Friday:  Bellefontaine #1 Vital Signs & Advertising advanced by beating Bellefontaine #3 All Around Awards 9-3. Dillon Robb earned the win with Tweh Coleman pick...read more
Number 9 seed Bellefontaine Dairy Queen placed third in the Logan County Little League Tournament Sunday. Dairy Queen defeated #1 seed Zanesfield 8-6, then fell to Huntsville in the loser's bracket f...read more
In the latest from the County Little League Tournament, what started with 17 teams is now down to four.  #9 seed Bellefontaine Dairy Queen knocked off #4 seed Ridgeway 14-2 before defeating #3 s...read more
Huntsville #2 Woody's Diner Coach Pitch team had a busy end to its season. The team concluded an undefeated regular season by winning over Belle Center #2 (16-4) and DeGraff #2 (34-11). Ca...read more
A few area youth baseball teams played Wednesday night. City Farm League Tournament: Easton Water Solutions won two games to advance to next week's championship game. Easton Water defeated A & ...read more
Huntsville #1 Zimmerman Realty Kyle Springs Agent won the Logan County T-Ball championship Monday night, capping an undefeated season. Pictured, front row left to right: Cahle Carruthers, Crew McPher...read more
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The Summer Enrichment Academy provides one week of classes for highly-motivated students. The academy is unique because it allows students in grades 1-7 from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lak...read more
John Adams (R-Sidney) recently announced his candidacy for Ohio’s 12th State Senate District. Adams is a former Navy SEAL and former State House Whip. In 2011, Adams introduced the “Foun...read more
A few youth softball and baseball teams played Monday night. 14U: West Liberty defeated Huntsville 7-1. Courtney Neer had two hits and an RBI. Kaylah Erwin scored a run. 12U: Lakeview C&S Fa...read more
A few area softball and baseball teams posted big wins over the weekend. The Laker Pride 12U softball team opened their season with a runner-up finish in the Kenton Kaos Tourney. The Pride qualified...read more
Several area baseball and softball teams were in action Thursday. Baseball: Pony League: Zanesfield Miller Graphics beat Bellefontaine #3 8-6. Tyler Smith earned the win. Jonathan Lowe belted a h...read more
A few youth teams hit the diamond over the holiday weekend. Youth softball: 14U: West Liberty defeated Lakeview #2 13-7 Monday night. Abby Dillon and Karli Dowden each had two hits. Joanna Csilla...read more
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The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter Board of Directors heard from two representatives of the Ohio Attorney General's Office at the Hilliker YMCA Thursday. The two attorneys were present to provide the shelte...read more
Several area youth baseball teams and a few church softball teams hit the diamond Tuesday night. Youth: Pony League: Bellefontaine #2 Exchange Club defeated Ridgemont #2 16-6. Aaron Malarkey was t...read more
Several area teams hit the diamond Saturday. In tournament baseball, West Liberty-Salem beat Miami East 4-2 in a Division III sectional semifinal matchup. Ace Kyle Crawford earned the win. He scatte...read more
Logan County officials announced the launch of the county’s newly designed website Monday. The re-designed website is more user-friendly, allows greater user interaction, and will feature new u...read more
Governor John Kasich has invited Ohioans interested in attending the 2015 State of the State Address in Wilmington on February 24th to submit their names online at http://governor.ohio.gov/tickets/ to...read more
A few area baseball and softball teams played Wednesday. Varsity baseball: Benjamin Logan rallied past visiting Greenon 4-3. The Raiders scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Brady...read more
Several middle school basketball teams are staying busy as they compete in tournament play. The Benjamin Logan 7th grade girls earned a second matchup with Bellefontaine in CBC action after defeati...read more
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The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter has made some big strides over the past year. Spaying and neutering programs have grown in the past decade. Retired veterinarian Dr. Tim Tillman stated that since late-200...read more
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to continue to buckle up and refrain from driving impaired during the holidays. During this year’s five-day Christmas holiday reporting period ...read more
DIVISION 7, REGION 26 FINALS – SATURDAY, 11/23 7 PM – PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL#3 Marion Local (12-0) VS #1 Triad (12-0) Game Notes:  The Ohio Heritage Conference is 0-14 all-time versus op...read more
It's playoff football tonight on Mix 98.3 WPKO.  The #6 seed West Liberty-Salem travels to #3 seed Williamsburg in the Divsion VI Region 22 playoff opening round.  The Tigers face the Wildca...read more
West Liberty-Salem competed in the Division III state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron on Saturday. The Big Orange Boys finished in 16th place during their third consecutive tri...read more
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The Community Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts (CORE) conducted a follow-up meeting at Union Station Thursday for a community awareness dinner it held in September. CORE's goal is not just to figh...read more
It's the last week of the regular season and the last week for our football picks on 98.3 WPKO.  Bill Tipple holds a one game lead over Chad Wilkinson for this year's trophy.  Here's this we...read more
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The consulting firm hired by the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in their search for the person to replace Dr. Jeff Price, who’s retiring at the end of the year, was at the school Wednesday talking ...read more
A grand opening will welcome a new business to downtown Lakeview Saturday. The Depot, located at 115 East Lake Street, will open at 10 am. A ribbon cutting will be conducted at 12 pm. The Depot is a...read more
A few local youth soccer teams played tournament games Saturday. U8: Huntsville #2 defeated Calvary #2 4-1 in the semifinal. Rece Kimmel scored 2 goals. Chase Schaub and Kaitlyn Shaner each added a...read more
The Marysville Post of the State Highway and Logan County Sheriff’s Office teamed up over the Thanksgiving Holiday to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. During the initiative, almost 30...read more
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Habitat for Humanity is building homes in Logan County. The Christian-based organization is building homes for families in substandard housing or in need. A Logan County family can receive a house bu...read more
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday a lawsuit against a central Ohio used car dealership accused of failing to provide vehicle titles to buyers as required by law.  The Attorney ...read more
The Bellefontaine varsity boys recorded the doughnut 1-0 on the road against Kenton. After a scoreless first half, the Chiefs had the only ball to find the net off the foot of Ryan Dunn, assisted by ...read more
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The United Way of Logan County is raising funds to aid numerous agencies across the county. The United Way focuses on three criteria for its allotment process: education, health, and income. This ye...read more
It's a great week for high school football as Bellefontaine plays Urbana for the first time in seven years.  The game Chiefs and Hillclimbers fans have been waiting for is finally here as these t...read more
It's week 2 in high school football and this week has a local matchup between West Liberty-Salem and Benjamin Logan, Bellefontaine's home opener and plenty of interesting matchups. Here's this week's...read more
The Bellefontaine Lady Chiefs dropped their season opener at Coldwater 3-1. Kenzie Patton scored the lone goal on a breakaway late in the first half. Many of the younger girls played well, especiall...read more
A few high school soccer teams played non-league games Tuesday night. The Benjamin Logan varsity boys dominated Fairlawn 5-0. Aaron Pennington, Timon Mannings, Bryce Gray, Tristan Miller, and Isaac ...read more
The Logan County Grand Jury indicted 20 people earlier this week, including a man and woman for involuntary manslaughter. Mary M. Strawser,76, of 7760 No. County road 5, Rushsylvania, along with Sonn...read more
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Marmon Valley Farm has offered a farm atmosphere for visitors for 50 years. Bill and Phyllis Wiley started the farm in 1964 offering a summer camp and trail rides. The farm also provides animals, hay...read more
Mary Rutan Hospital is proud to join the Ohio Hospital Association’s statewide initiative – “Safe Sleep is Good4 Baby” Campaign. Nationally, nearly 4,000 infants die suddenly ...read more
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Belle Center #1 Vickey’s Dairy Corner/Peterson Electric/Shelley Materials’ (pictured) squeaked by West Liberty #3 LeVan’s Body Shop 6-5 in the County Farm League championship game at...read more
Several area ball clubs were in action Thursday. Pony League: Bellefontaine #3 Maple Leaf edged East Liberty 5-4. Nick Kurtz went the distance striking out nine in the win. Hayes Roebuck recorded ...read more
Zanesfield #1 Easton Lawn and Landscaping capped off a perfect season Tuesday night to win the Logan County Coach Pitch Postseason Tournament. Zanesfield handled East Liberty #2 17-1, Ridgemont #1 1...read more
A couple of local baseball teams played Friday night. In Acme, Bellefontaine Easton Water Solutions defeated Indian Lake 4-1 at Blue Jacket Park. Brothers Connor and Nick Burton shined on the mound,...read more
Several youth baseball teams were in action Thursday night. Pony League: Thoman's IGA blanked East Liberty Middleburg 11-0. Ben Hyland fired a two-hit shutout with eighteen strikeouts. Brandon Upt...read more
A few teams hit the diamond over the weekend. In T-Ball, West Liberty #3 BOSS rolled past West Liberty #5 26-10 Friday night. Silas Kauffman was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple. Taryn Bradley...read more
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The Community Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts (CORE) conducted a community awareness dinner at the Bellefontaine First Church of God Thursday. CORE's goal is not just to fight drug abuse but to a...read more
A few youth teams hit the diamond Friday night. Farm League: Lee's Roofing defeated AcuSport 5-1. Brenneke Wilcoxon led the offense with two hits. Cole Comstock belted a double. Comstock and Kane...read more
Local ball teams were looking for wins Tuesday evening. The Bellefontaine Easton Water Acme baseball team ran past host Beavercreek 18-0. Jarrod Houchin and Cam Henry combined for the two-hit shutou...read more
A few youth baseball teams were in action Friday night. Farm League: AcuSport defeated All-Around Awards 15-8. Robby Wildermuth, Domnick Miller, Cam Kline, and Dhalin Damron combined for the win. ...read more
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The Benjamin Logan Board of Education discussed finances Monday. The board approved the fiscal year 2015 permanent budget. Treasurer Robert Kuehnle explained that this year's budget is $23,602,831.94...read more
Area ball clubs took to the field Thursday. Pony League: Bellefontaine Lions Club defeated East Liberty 9-5. Turner Scott tripled, Christian Kelley, Reid Gleason, and Garrett Coons each doubled, an...read more
Several area clubs were on the diamond Tuesday. The Bellefontaine Easton Water Solutions ACME baseball team rolled past host Piqua 16-2.Jordan Baughman went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted ...read more
Several area youth ball clubs hit the field Thursday. Pony League: East Liberty/Middleburg (ELM) shut out Belle Center 16-0. Micah Anderson and Kris Ackley combined for 8 strikeouts. Josh Whitten ...read more
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The Zanesfield and Rushsylvania United Methodist Churches are preparing for a tent revival from September 25th through the 27th. The revival will be held behind the Zanesfield United Methodist Church...read more
After winning the Logan County 12U preseason softball tournament, Ridgemont (pictured) defeated Zanesfield 19-3 earlier this week to remain undefeated. Meadow Cromer and Cassady Knapp combined for si...read more
Several area high school and youth teams hit the ball diamond Thursday. The Bellefontaine varsity baseball team lost to Kenton Ridge 3-1 in 8 innings at Blue Jacket Park. Starter Cody Lyons went sev...read more
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After jumping out to a 7-0 lead, host Riverside held off a late-inning Bethel rally to post a 7-5 win in the first round of the Div. IV baseball tournament Wednesday. Dallas Daniels (pictured) star...read more
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The Hi Point Women's Center has been serving Logan County residents as a crisis pregnancy center since 1985. The organization offers help to residents facing pregnancy whether male, female, or t...read more
The United Way of Logan County will celebrate the Kickoff for the 2014 campaign Friday from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the west end of Court Street in Bellefontaine. In the event of rain, the alternate loca...read more
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The DeGraff Country Fair conducted a pageant to name its Jr. Royal Court Thursday. Brooklynn Valmore, 8, of DeGraff, was named the Jr. Queen. She is the daughter of Ashley and Nathan Valmore. Jesse ...read more
A ribbon cutting ceremony welcomed a Bellefontaine business to the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce recently. Classic Auto Detailing, at 309 South Main Street, specializes in full auto detailing...read more
A few high school teams and several youth clubs hit the diamond Friday night. The Riverside varsity baseball team defeated visiting Botkins 4-1. Starter Jake Herron worked five innings to earn the w...read more
West Liberty-Salem and Benjamin Logan split a softball doubleheader that featured fine pitching performances. The Tigers outdueled the Raiders in the first game 2-1. Rachel Loffing tossed a five-hit...read more
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) Board met recently and discussed its upcoming 27th Annual Chicken BBQ. The BBQ will be held on October 9th from 11:30 am to 7 pm. The eve...read more
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Dayton Power and Light and Service-Safety Director Jim Holycross made a joint announcement at Bellefontaine City Council’s meeting Tuesday night. Two electronic vehicle charging stations (locat...read more
The Ohio High School Playoffs kicked off Friday with games from Divisions II, IV, and VI (Regions 5-8, 13-16, and 21-24); while Saturday featured games from Divisions I, III, and V (Regions 1-4...read more
OHSAA has released the final computer rankings of the season, setting the pairings for the first round of the state playoffs, and features several teams from the expanded area. West Liberty-Salem and...read more
Several area high school girls soccer teams played tournament games Saturday. In Division II, Bellefontaine fell to rival Urbana 2-1 at Dodd Stadium. The Chiefs finish the season 8-8. The Hillclimb...read more
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Indian Lake, having already dropped two volleyball matches this year to CBC and backyard rival Benjamin Logan, was hoping that the third time would be the charm Tuesday as it faced ...read more
The Calvary Christian high school team lost 9-2 to Delaware Christian Saturday morning. Nathan Spyker scored both goals in the loss. The loss drops Calvary’s record to 5-3-1 on the season. Jr...read more
The Ben Logan girls defeated Mechanicsburg on Saturday by a score of 9-nil. Kaci Oswalt and Hannah Boysel had two goals for the Raiders, and Kenzi Heater, Lauren Oglesbee, Shelby Kramer, Abbi Frazier...read more
The Benjamin Logan varsity boys soccer team defeated host West Liberty-Salem 3-1 Saturday night. Jacob Smith scored two goals and freshman Aaron Pennington scored an insurance goal late in the second...read more
T-Ball: Huntsville #2 Woody’s Diner won the Logan County postseason tournament completing a perfect season (18-0). The wins in the tournament included West Liberty #4 23-10, DeGraff #4 25-17, ...read more
Many ball teams around the area were at the plate Monday night. Jr. Acme: The Bellefontaine Merchants handled Piqua 13-3. Jordan Baughman tripled and drove in two runs while Caleib Johnson recor...read more
Several youth baseball teams were in action Thursday night. Pony League: West Liberty #1 CT Communications defeated Huntsville 9-2. Dominic Smith fired a one-hitter with twelve strikeouts. Kaleb J...read more
Many local ball teams hit the diamond Tuesday. Junior ACME: Bellefontaine routed Xenia 14-2. Auston Benton hurled a two-hitter and struck out three. Gauge Hayman went 3-for-3 with two triples and ...read more
A host of youth baseball and softball teams played under ideal conditions Thursday night. Junior Acme: Bellefontaine Merchants drubbed Xenia 25-5. John Kirby, Gauge Hayman, and Nick Ruble struck ou...read more
Several local ball teams were in action Wednesday. Pony League: Exchange Club beat Zanesfield 11-1. Sam Martz and Nathan Langenfeld combined to strike out nine. Connor Burton was 3-for-4 with ...read more
Several area youth ball teams hit the field Tuesday. Pony League: West Liberty #1 CT Communications doubled up Lakeview 8-4. Dominic Smith earned the win with eight strikeouts. Brandon Upton had...read more
Bellefontaine pounded out a five-inning Jr. ACME win over Indian Lake 21-0 on Saturday. The Chiefs were on fire at the plate, with Jordan Baughman going 3-5 with a double, triple and five RBI; John K...read more
Several area youth ball teams were in action Friday evening. In Coach Pitch, Robinson's Asphalt Seal Coating (Lakeview #1) defeated Quincy #1 26-1. Lukas Wisener ripped a home run, Reid Vance trip...read more
Little League: West Liberty #1 Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger shut out Bellefontaine #2 12-0. James Loffing hit a home run, had 4 RBI’s, and scored three runs. Mat Prince was the winning pi...read more
Several area youth baseball and softball teams were in action Wednesday. In Little League, Quincy Dalton Builders defeated East Liberty 13-6. Dylon Carnes and Aaron Kean combined for 11 strikeouts. ...read more
The Riverside varsity softball team competed in their second District Final in two years Friday. 7 errors plagued the Lady Pirates as they fell 14-2 to Southeastern in 5 innings at Brookville. River...read more
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Death, taxes and West Liberty-Salem softball in the Regionals were the three constants over the last decade.  The Tigers had won 8 straight Sectional and District crowns, but that streak came to ...read more
Several area baseball and softball teams were in action Tuesday evening. The Bellefontaine varsity baseball team defeated visiting Greenon 8-2 in the opening round of the Division II tournament. The...read more
The West Liberty-Salem varsity softball team blanked visiting Cedarville 9-0 in a rain-shortened game Tuesday night. Despite only going 3 1/2 innings, both coaches agreed to a complete game. Senior ...read more
Several area baseball and softball teams took the field Monday. The Riverside varsity baseball team defeated Fairbanks 8-4. Scott Shreve was the winning pitcher. Kyle Hurley scored 2 runs, Jed Cart...read more
Indian Lake Elementary students participated in the AMVETS National Americanism poster contest recently. After a class discussion from art teacher Terry Nelson, the kindergarten and 1st grade student...read more
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The Bellefontaine Chiefs never trailed Saturday against Greenon leading wire-to-wire in a 52-35 victory on 1390 WBLL. Bellefontaine once again clamped down on defense only allowing 35 points to the Kn...read more
The West Liberty-Salem girls won their second consecutive DIII Southwest Regional championship Saturday in Troy. The Big Orange placed four runners in the top 20: Meghan Vogel (2), Shawnda Henault (5...read more
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The regular season was put to rest Friday night, but several teams were looking for more football with the playoffs next week. The feature game on Mix 98.3 WPKO was the backyard brawl between Indiand...read more
The West Liberty-Salem girls (pictured) captured their second consecutive DIII Southwest District title Saturday in Clayton. Junior Meghan Vogel was the individual champion. The Tigers also put thr...read more
There is a lot on the line Friday night when West Liberty-Salem travels to Triad; a lot more than just bragging rights is at stake in this heated Champaign County rivalry. The Games are big, but rarel...read more
In varsity soccer action, the West Liberty-Salem girls defeated Triad 8-0. Scoring goals for the Lady Tigers were Alyssa Neff (x4), Ashleigh Gieseke (x2), Melanie Ward, and Hailey Miller. Recording ...read more
The Bellefontaine Lady Chiefs traveled to Celina to take on the Bulldogs Saturday morning. Battling the wet field conditions, both Bellefontaine squads played well but were unable to come away with a...read more
In a matchup between two DIII state powerhouses Saturday at the Graham Invitational, #3 West Liberty-Salem Lady Tigers placed first, beating #2 Versailles. The Big Orange placed seven in the top...read more
The West Liberty-Salem girls defeated Southeastern 10-0. Finding the net for the Lady Tigers were Alyssa Neff with a hat trick and Addie Hartsel scoring a pair, with Jessica Nieman, Ally Culley, Ba...read more
West Liberty #3 beat West Liberty #1 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the championship game in the County Little League tournament. Dalton Randall struck out 10 and allowed only 3 hits over 5 innings fo...read more
A few local youth teams hit the diamond last night. In Little League, West Liberty #3 beat Zanesfield 6-4 to advance to the winners' bracket final in the county tournament. West Liberty scored four ...read more
Little League Bellefontaine 5 (McDonalds) upset Bellefontaine 3 (Elks) 6-5. Melech Hutchinson and Javon Warner combined for 6 innings pitched, striking out 3 while giving up just 5 hits. At bat, Wa...read more
Despite yesterday's rain, a few youth baseball teams hit the diamond last night. The county Little League postseason tournament opened Thursday. West Liberty #3 blanked Huntsville #1 7-0. Dalton Ra...read more
Many area baseball and softball teams hit the diamond last night. Pony League: Bellefontaine #2 All-Around Awards beat Ridgemont 9-3. Nick Ruble went four innings to earn the win and helped his cau...read more
Several area youth baseball and softball teams were in action Tuesday night. Baseball finals: In Pony League, Bellefontaine #2 All-Around Awards defeated Bellefontaine #1 Exchange Club 5-3 in a batt...read more
Thursday proved to be a hitters' night, as many local baseball and softball teams took the field. In Pony League, Bellefontaine #2 All-Around Awards blasted West Liberty #1 28-4. Nick Ruble and Gaug...read more
The sunshine filled the ballparks as many local youth baseball and softball teams took the field Tuesday night. In Pony League, the Bellefontaine Exchange Club rolled past Lakeview 16-2. Rian Lopez ...read more
Several youth baseball and softball teams were in action over the holiday weekend. Baseball finals: In Little League, Huntsville #1 Thomas Excavating defeated West Liberty #2 13-1 Saturday. Connor ...read more
Michael Stockton, Daulton Mosbarger, and Travis Francis each collected a pair of hits and the hero from Thursday night’s tournament win, Jarrod Houchin, drove in a pair of runs to lead Bellefont...read more
Friday the 13th took on different meanings for the West Liberty-Salem Lady Tigers and their opponent on Friday. The Tigers did not suffer any ill effects, but the same cannot be said for Greeneview a...read more
A few local youth teams were in action last night. In Little League, West Liberty #3 blanked Huntsville #2 19-0. Dalton Randall fired a no-hitter with eight strikeouts. Luke Woods led West Liberty ...read more
Bellefontaine All-Around Awards defeated West Liberty #2, 9-2 in Pony League action Joey Oliver and Matt Entsminger scattered four hits and struck out 13 batters to lead Bellefontaine #2 All-Around A...read more
Several area baseball and softball teams were in action Tuesday. In high school baseball, Bellefontaine defeated visiting Indian Lake 5-2 in a suspended game from last month. The game was tied 1-1 i...read more
In High School District Title games from Saturday: Baseball Triad defeated Waynesville 6-3 to improve to 24-2 for the season. Cincinnati McNicholas beat Kenton Ridge 9-4. Tipp City defeated Bellbr...read more
Indian Lake defeated host Benjamin Logan 5-2 in a varsity softball makeup game Friday. The Lakers took control with a four-run fourth inning. Senior ace Caitlin Jordan tossed a complete game with fi...read more
Several area youth baseball teams were in action last night. Pony League: Bellefontaine All-Around Awards blanked Zanesfield 10-0. Matt Entsminger and Joe Oliver scattered two hits and combined for...read more
Girls tournament basketball tipped off Monday night with #3 seed West Liberty-Salem taking on #5 seed Versailles from Tipp City. It was Versailles taking the early advantage dashing out to a 15-5 en...read more
The Ohio Senate yesterday approved House Bill 59, the state’s biennium budget proposal, which includes at its cornerstone a $1.4 billion tax cut for Ohio’s small businesses and a $717 mill...read more
Several Indian Lake High School graduates were honored as Scholarship recipients at their recent Scholarship Night ceremony. Seniors named, followed by scholarship awarded and amount: Adams, Jeramy ...read more
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The 22nd annual Home and Leisure Show kicked off on Friday. The event presented by WPKO/WBLL and Easton Water Solutions in the Bellefontaine High School gymnasium and cafeteria offers the family a ch...read more
Here is a column by State Senator Dave Burke, pictured, (R-Marysville) reflecting on the annual flu season. As a pharmacist, one of the best parts about my job is working with my customers to improve...read more
Several area communities have many festivities planned to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday. BELLE CENTER 7:00-11:00am Pancake breakfast (Richland Township Fire Station) 10:00am Volleyball (f...read more
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Belle Center is preparing for their Independence Day Celebration. On Tuesday, a fourteen-man crew began setting up the mortar tubes that will be used to launch the fireworks. The fireworks will be de...read more
With next Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, several area celebrations will take place in remembrance of the victims and in honor of the first responders who continue to serve e...read more
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Several bands and their fans headed to Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Friday night for the first Battle of the Bands, which highlights talent from area high schools. Top bands were: #4 This is a Nightma...read more
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