Upcoming Events


Donovan O’Neil, Grassroots Director for Americans for Prosperity-Ohio, will address the Top of Ohio Patriots on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, 2280 State Route 540, Bellefontaine. O’Neil’s responsibilities include educating, activating and mobilizing individuals around the issues of liberty and freedom.

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The West Liberty Soccer Association will hold sign-ups at The Grove in West Liberty on June 3 and 10 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, May 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North and South Conference Rooms of Mary Rutan Hospital, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine.

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The Indian Lake Athletic Department Physical Day will be held Tuesday, May 23. Examinations will be begin at noon at the High School. Students must bring a completed physical form signed by a parent. 2017-18 Physical Forms can be found under the Athletics tab at ils-k12.org. This is a requirement for any student planning to take part in sports during the 2017-18 school year. Physicals cost $10.

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The Indian Lake Area Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Galilee Lutheran Church in Russells Point.

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The 26th annual Kiwanis and Rotary benefit golf outing will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at Cherokee Hills, with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Call 937-593-1849 with questions.

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Knowlton Library will host Family Movie Night on Monday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. Call the Library at 937-599-4189 for the featured title. The movie is rated PG13 and the library advises all children under 13 be supervised by a parent.

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Miami Grange in DeGraff will host a pancake, sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

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The Logan County Farmers Market is held 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May-September, at the corner of Chillicothe and Detroit streets in Bellefontaine.

Logan County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale will be held during the Farmers Mariet on Saturday, May 20, offering perennials, vegetables, herbs and more. The Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening and landscape questions.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct “About Boating Safely” classes from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 17 at the Moundwood Launch Ramp, Indian Lake. To register, contact Anita Daniel at 937-726-6572. The $40 student fee includes lunch. Passing this course results in Ohio boater education certification.

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The Indian Lake Annual Alumni Banquet will be held at Indian Lake High School on Saturday, June 10, with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For RSVP info, call 937-441-5524 or 937-644-9365.

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The West Liberty Lions will be having a Fish Fry on Saturday, May 20, at the main shelter house in Lions Park from 5 to 7 p.m. The Fish Fry supports Lions projects in the area.

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The Mechanicsburg Alumni Banquet will be held May 27, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., at The Farm Event Center, 6588 Pisgah Road, Mechanicsburg. Dinner reservations are $15, and checks can be sent to Mechanicsburg Alumni Association, P.O. Box 120, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. For additional information, call Kevin at 937-408-4359; Darcy at 937-605-8719; or Marti at 937-935-4619.

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West Liberty-Salem is in need of a freshman and a JV volleyball coach for the 2017-18 school year. If interested, contact Jake Vitt at jvitt@wlstigers.org or 937-465-1149.

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The Logan County Art League is making a call for fine artists and fine craftspeople to participate in Art on the Beach (previously Art on the Harbor). The 8th annual art festival will be held on Aug. 5-6 at Oldfield Beach, Lakeview. This will be an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work. The location can be reached by both car and boat. The event will include entertainment, a free music festival and food vendors. If interested in being a part of this Indian Lake arts festival, contact Andrea Earick for an application at 937-602-3032 or via email at earicka@gmail.com. The deadline for early-bird entry at a reduced rate is July 15. This is a juried show.

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Another session of fall prevention classes for older adults will be held 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays starting May 25 in the Chapel in the Green Hills Community Center, 6557 S. U.S. 68, West Liberty. The presenter is Nita Wilkinson, a certified balance trainer. This 6-week program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. To register, call 937-465-0700 or e-mail info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Forest Friends Spring StoryTime at the Knowlton Library will be held every Wednesday through May 24: Little Ones (ages 0-3) at 9:30 a.m.; StoryTime Preschool (ages 3-6) at 10 a.m.; Wee Workouts (all ages) at 10:30 a.m.

Go Wild! Animal StoryTime at Logan County Libraries Branch locations will be held through May 26: Rushsylvania Branch Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; West Mansfield Branch Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.; Lakeview Branch Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.; West Liberty Branch Tuesday at 11 a.m.; DeGraff Branch Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

For more information call the Main Branch at 937-599-4189 or visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The West Liberty Bicentennial Celebration will include a Car and Motorcycle Show 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 8. The vehicles also will be part of the noon parade. For show registration forms and fee info, visit the Facebook page Happy 200th Birthday West Liberty or drop by Solomon’s Garage. Call Katie at 937-844-9096 or Darin at 937-441-7587 for more info. Solomon’s Garage is sponsoring the car show, and Darin Fairchild is sponsoring the motorcycle show.

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The Knowlton Library will host a monthly adult writers group meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month through May in the AcuSport Community Room at 7 p.m. The dates include May 31. Surround yourself with other writers, encourage each other, find support and positive suggestions for your writings, etc. For more information call 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The Logan/Champaign MHDAS Board will meet at board offices, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty at 5 p.m. June 13 (revised date).

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau offers networking and education opportunities: First Thursday’s Coffee Hour – 1st Thursday of each month @ 8:00 a.m. @ Sweet Aromas; Legislative Meetings – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Office; Young Professionals – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. @ TBA Locations. Additional networking opportunities available w/membership include Quarterly H.R. Lunch & Learns; Safety Council Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:30 a.m. @ Ohio Hi-Point; Business After Hours – Available upon request.

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Women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, are undergoing fertility treatments, or are considering adoption are invited to a monthly support group that meets at Memorial Hospital. HOPE, an independent, peer-led, female-only support group provides an opportunity to share information, discuss sensitive issues, or just listen to others. Meetings are confidential, unbiased and planned to provide support and comfort. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room E at Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave. in Marysville (use entrance E). For information, email hopemarysville@gmail.com.

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The Food Pantry of Wake Up the World Ministries is open the last Friday of each month from 4 to 8 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria.The church is in downtown Bellefontaine on the corner of East Columbus Avenue and Madriver Street, across Columbus Avenue from the Huntington Bank. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including fresh veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s side entrance on Madriver Street. The facility also can help with food emergencies. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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ASK-A-LIBRARIAN is featured at Logan County Libraries branch locations to help people find answers to frustrating computer questions. Topics may include any computer questions, for example: Getting started with computers, setting up and using email, using your tablet or ereader, saving and finding your files, Internet navigation, etc. This service is available: First Thursday of each month at West Liberty Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Second Thursday of each month at West Mansfield Branch | 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Rushsylvania Branch | 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Third Thursday of each month at Lakeview Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fourth Thursday of each month at DeGraff Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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The Five Loaves Food Pantry is open for families in the Riverside Local School District the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The pantry is located at the Quincy United Methodist Church, 111 South St., Quincy. Proper ID and address information are required. For more info, call 937-585-5114.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. each Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., in Bellefontaine. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues and no fees for membership. Participants are asked to enter through the back door of the church. For more info, call 937-582-9007.

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A support group for caregivers, family and friends of those with Parkinson’s Disease meets the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call Ann Bahan at 937-969-8565 or Doris Murray at 937-652-3098.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month so people can bring in their visual arts projects to work on among like-minded artists. Try new things, gain direction, get encouragement and explore. It will be a safe place to share ideas and get inspiration. It is open to anyone in the arts, at any level, and in any media. There will be several experienced artists on hand to help, so beginners are welcome. Just bring your project and your supplies and join us. There is no cost.

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Logan/Champaign Counties Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Group for those bereaved by suicide will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of each month at the MHDAS Board, 123 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, with topics and events planned for each month.

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Gloryland Ministries is accepting donations of gently-loved stuffed animals, holiday decorations, books (especially children’s), sewing items, craft items and kits, old neckties, small office supplies, school supplies for kids, small household decorations, collectibles, puzzles and board games with all pieces, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs. The drop-off box is located on the porch at 8908 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Call Rev. Tami Wenger at 937-465-6081 for more information.

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The Logan County Health District Office, 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, is open 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call 937-651-6186.

Flu shots are offered during regular business hours: Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.; and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-noon.

TB testing is done 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.on Mondays and Tuesdays. The charge is $20 cash, or check with ID.