Upcoming Events


It is time for kindergarten registration at many schools. The Logan County Health District has all required childhood vaccines available. Please call to register at 937-651-6186. We take the following insurances: Anthem * Aetna * Medical Mutual and most Ohio Medicaid plans. Immunization clinics are every Thursday morning 9:00 – 11:00 AM and the 1ST Thursday of each month 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please bring all of your insurance cards and your child’s immunization card.

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. March 15 at Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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Imagination Academy Family Edition at the Knowlton Library: MARVELous March – an hour packed with epic games, heroic crafts and unforgettable fund for the whole family! Monday March 12 at 6 pm. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org.

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DeGraff and Quincy Community Baseball and Softball Sign-Ups will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the DeGraff Municipal Building. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate along with the $40 individual or $60 family fee. If you have any questions, please email Degraffplayground@gmail.com. There are new bat rules for Farm and Little Leauge this year. Please do not buy a new bat without checking with your organization first.

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Pastor Bill Walker will be leading Praying for Others Training on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quest Community Church, 110 South St., West Liberty. The training is for those interested in learning more about praying for physical, emotional and spiritual healing or how to start a prayer team ministry. Cost is $10 for lunch and materials. Register at 465-0141 or info@questchurchonline.com.

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Create a Hypertufa Pot at the Knowlton Library on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. Hypertufa is a lightweight, stone-like material made from Portland Cement, peat moss, and perlite or vermiculite. Planters and decorative items made from hypertufa resemble carved rock. Adult 18+ only. All supplies will be provided for this free event. You will be working with wet, messy products so please dress accordingly Call the Library (937)599-4189 to register. Class size is limited.

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day! Join us at the Knowlton Library to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a book reading as part of our classic read aloud series. Friday, March 2 at 1 pm-1:15pm in the Children’s area. All ages welcome. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org.

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The West Liberty Bicentennial Committee is accepting orders for Troop Banners until the end of February. They will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. Take your soldier’s picture, the form (available at WL Town Hall) with soldier information and a check for $85 to WL Town Hall and Cindee Boyd will take your order. Your picture will be scanned so you can take it home with you after you place your banner order. You will get the larger banner for display in West Liberty and two baby banners which you ill receive when thy come in.

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Green Hills Community has partnered with Mary Rutan Hospital to provide health screenings and education 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 23, in Foundation Hall, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Free screenings include cholesterol, blood sugar, derma scan, blood pressure and others. For an accurate cholesterol screen, please fast for 12 hours. Info will be available for pulmonary and diet education, hearing, safe driving, optical and chiropractic health, home health services, physical therapy, heart health, DayBreak adult day services and fitness classes at Green Hills.

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Grace Chapel will be showing the film “The Case for Christ” on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 6 pm. This event is free and theater-style popcorn and bottled water will be provided. Feel free to bring a comfortable chair such as a lawn chair, camp chair, bean bag chair, etc. Nursery and childcare will be provided for children up through 6th grade. Grace Chapel is located at 500 Linden St. in West Liberty. For more info call 937-465-3736 or visit gracechapelwl.org.

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The West Liberty-Salem school board on March 6 will hold a special meeting/work session; on March 13 a special meeting to replace the March 20 regular meeting; and on April 10 a special meeting to replace the April 17 regular meeting. There will be no meeting April 17.

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Dayton Right To Life will present “Facts About Pro-Life” at 9:30 a.m. March 3 at Winner’s Harvest Barn, 7317 W. state Route 47, DeGraff. For more info, call Bob Strayer, 937-441-2039.

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New library service for patrons during the tax season: Now available at the Knowlton Library – Tax Express Computer Station! Need a tax form from the IRS or State of Ohio or RITA or one of the other forms? Using your Library card, log on to Computer Express 15 and automatically opens to a page with tabs for all of the tax websites. Select the tab you need. Find the form you need. Send to the Print Release Station. Pay 20 cents per page. Release the print job. Pick up the form at the printer station. Questions? Ask a Reference Assistant. Call the Knowlton Library at 937-599-4189 for more information.

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Free Family Movie Night at the Knowlton Library: Monday, February 26 at 4:30 pm. Intended for all ages. For the movie title call the Library at (937) 599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., again is offering Grief Support through GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are being offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. Feb. 5-April 30, or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6-May 1. There is a $5 registration fee. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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The West Liberty-Salem Local School District will schedule kindergarten screening appointments from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4. To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or prior to Aug. 1, 2018. Parents planning to send their child to kindergarten during the 2018-2019 school year will find online registration on the Elementary homepage of www.wlstigers.org, or can call or stop by the Elementary office for information. All registration forms should be returned to the Elementary office on or before April 1. For more info, call 937-465-0060, ext. 101 or email k5@wlstigers.org.

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Winter Wonderland Storytime at the Knowlton Library is Wednesdays, through Feb. 28: 9:30-10:00 am Little Ones (Birth to 3 years); 10:00-10:30 am Preschool (3-5 years); 10:30-11:00 am Sensory (all ages). For more information call the Library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: West Liberty Branch StoryTime will be held Fridays at 11 a.m. through Feb. 23. Designed for ages birth-6 years old. For more information call the Main Library at 937-599-4189 or the West Liberty Branch at 937-465-3656. Visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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Book Club, For A Brew Generation – Books on Tap! A casual book group for 20-30 somethings and beyond, interested in reading fun and edgy books, with a trivia style discussion at the “Tap of Ohio.” Hosted by Logan County Libraries and Brewfontaine every 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Library cards are required for the monthly book title checkout. Participants must be 21 years of age to purchase adult beverages. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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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. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info); Legislative Meetings – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30a.m. @ Chamber Office; Young Professionals – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info). Additional networking opportunities available w/membership include Quarterly H.R. Lunch & Learns; Safety Council Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month @7:30 a.m. @ Hilliker YMCA; 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 6 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria. The church is at the former Northeastern Elementary, 600 Brown Ave., Bellefontaine. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s back entrance. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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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 7p.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 937-599-5175.

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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. in the dining room at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call 937-653-7679.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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 2ndThursday 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.

The Logan County Health District is offering flu shots for all ages during the regular Immunization Clinics every Thursday from 9 to 11a.m. and the 1st Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. Most insurances are accepted..

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. Most Ohio Medicaid plans are accepted.