Upcoming Events


Chiefs Core and Freyhof invite the public on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. to Gathering Grounds 337 E. Main St., Russells Point, for National Coffee with a Cop Day. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and find out what’s new in your community and learn about the efforts your local law enforcement are making to keep the community safe. Ask questions and share your concerns. There will be no agendas and no speeches.

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Friends of DeGraff will meet Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the village office, 107 S. Main St., to disscuss Halloween and other fall plans.

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The Red Cross will hold blood drives: noon-6 p.m. Sept. 17, First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30, Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 state Route 287, East Liberty.

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The Indian Lake Area Historical Society’s general meeting will be held Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, Russells Point. Speaker Dick Cowan will discuss “Isaac Zane and the Early Settlers of Logan County.” All are welcome.

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The 4th annual Indian Lake High School co-ed alumni softball tourney will be held Sept. 15 at Emil Davis Park, Lakeview. Action starts at 10 a.m.

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Indian Lake Local Schools will host the fifth annual Osgood State Bank Spirit Night on Friday, Sept. 14, prior to the home varsity football game. The bank will set up a tailgate tent next to the stadium and serve free hot dogs, cookies and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy giveaways, music and much more! Spirit Night sponsors are Mary Rutan Hospital, Aries Pharmacy, Miami Valley Appraisers, Bud’s Marine, All Around Accounting, Coy’s Lakeside Storage, Oasis Drive Thru, Community Markets, Fisher’s Flea Market and Golf Carts, United Tool and Machine, Indian Lake CarQuest, Community Market, Financial Advisor Jason Faulder, Peacock Water, Brent’s Tents, Duff Quarry, Schindewolf Express and Duff Quarry.

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Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Bellefontaine Moose Lodge 2563, located at 912 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15.

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The Top of Ohio chapter of Mended Hearts will meet Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. in the conference room on the 1st floor near the cafeteria at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. Karla Kauffman, director of the Logan County Farmers Market, will talk about the fresh and healthy offerings available at the market and how local restaurants are teaming up with the market to offer fresh and healthy eating options on their menus. Election of officers will he held and light heart-healthy refreshments will be served. Mended Hearts is a national non-profit support organization for those of any age with heart problems and heart disease, their family members and caregivers. For more information contact chapter president Bob Detrick at 937-292-7678 or regional director G. Bruce Norris at 937-935-1747 or visit the Mended Hearts website at www.mendedhearts.org.

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Imagination Academy Family Edition-Sadako will be held at the Knowlton Library on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in partnership with LoCo Arts – Sadako & Her Wish For Peace. Enjoy origami crafting with an origami artist, practice Hiragana writing and learn about Japanese history and culture. Call the Library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Sept. 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Union Station of Logan County, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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Universal Home Health & Hospice offers GriefShare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 19 at Belle Center Church of Christ, 301 Walnut St., Belle Center. For more info, contact Pastor Ken Neighoff at 937.935.0804 or kneighoff@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Russells Point Church of God, 432 state Route 708, will host its free annual Hog Roast and Concert on Sept. 29. The Hog Roast begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a concert at 7 p.m. The artist this year is The Hyssongs, a Southern Gospel family that combines music, humor and brass instruments for a concert for all ages.

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Christ United Methodist Church, Lakeview, will hold an open house with refreshments and short concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22. Visitors will have an opportunity to view a large painting created by a local artist in the 1940s.

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Teen Fall Events at the Knowlton Library: Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Pizza Tasting Event Tuesday, Sept. 25 3:30-5:30p.m.; Trapped! Escape Room Event Saturday, Oct. 27 6-8p.m.; Harry Potter Event Saturday, Nov. 17 1-3 p.m. Call 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information.

Children’s Fall Events at Logan County Libraries: half-hour literacy programs encouraging education-based play begins Sept. 11:

Tuesdays – Bookworms StoryTime | Rushsylvania Branch | 10:30 a.m; Bookworms StoryTime | West Mansfield Branch | 11:30a.m; ookworms StoryTime | Lakeview Branch | 1:30p.m.

Wednesdays – Little Ones | Knowlton Library | 9:30a.m.; Preschool StoryTime | Knowlton Library | 10:00a.m.; Play with a Purpose | Knowlton Library | 10:30a.m.

Fridays – Bookworms StoryTime | West Liberty Branch | 11:00a.m.; Bookworms StoryTime | DeGraff Branch | 1:30p.m.; Imagination Academy Family Edition at the Knowlton Library

An hour-long educational program designed for all ages: Mondays | September 24, October 29 & November 26 at 6:00p.m.

Call (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information

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West Liberty United Methodist Church is once again offering Grief Support through GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group to help rebuild life after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 to Nov. 12; or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to Nov. 13. There is a $5 registration fee. This support group meets at the West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St. For more info, call 937-441-3592. To register online go to griefshare.org. Everyone is welcome.

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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 to7 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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The Logan County Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-noon May through September at the corner of Chillicothe and Detroit in downtown Bellefontaine. SNAP, Medicaid, WIC cardholders get extra $ for produce. Kids 5-12 get $2 in tokens for produce.

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The Logan County Health District offers free HIV testing the third Monday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (starting June 18). Testing is confidential. The goal of this program is to prevent the spread of the HIV disease through education and testing.

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Journey Christian Cancer Support meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Quest Community Church, 110 South St., in West Liberty. It is free and the building is handicap accessible. Long-time cancer survivors, current cancer patients and their caregivers are invited. This is a community event sponsored by the church. A table of books and resources are available to use. For more information, call Karla Kensey at 614-827-5882.

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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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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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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4rh 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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The Indian Lake United Christian Services Food Pantry at the Municipal Building, 433 state Route 708, Russells Point, offers food assistance to all residents of the Indian Lake School District on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and operates solely with donated funds and food.

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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 has vaccines for all ages during the regular Immunization Clinics every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and the 1st Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. Please call to register at 937-651-6186. We take the following insurances: Anthem * Aetna * Medical Mutual and most Ohio Medicaid plans. Please bring all of your insurance cards and your child’s immunization card.

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.