Upcoming Events


The “Top of Ohio” chapter of Mended Hearts support group will meet Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the conference room on the 1st floor near the cafeteria at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. Mike Hoehn, director of Cardiology at Mary Rutan Hospital, will discuss Weight Management. 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 and regional director Bruce Norris at 937-935-1747 or visit the Mended Hearts website at www.mendedhearts.org.

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An ABC Boating Safety Course will be offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Indian Lake State Park office, 12774 N. state Route 235, Lakeview. There is a $30 charge for materials and breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required at www.usps.org or 419-233-0973.

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The Indian Lake High School National Honor Society Chapter will hold the annual spring Community Blood Center Blood Drive on Friday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the ILHS Auxiliary Gym. Donors will receive a “Hero” tumbler. All donors must bring a photo ID. Parents/Community Members may schedule at www.donortime.com.

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A free “Working Minds Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Training” seminar will be held 10 a.m.-noon, with 9:30 a.m.registration, on Tuesday, March 12, at Green Hills Foundation Hall, West Liberty. The event is sponsored by the Save A Life SuicidePrevention Coalition. To register, contact Jessica Rhoades, Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Services: 937-465-1045 orjrhoades@mhdas.org

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A total of 166 Logan County high school seniors who have carried GPAs of 3.5 or above throughout their careers will be honored as a part of Bellefontaine Rotary Club’s 43rd annual Honors Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Bellefontaine High School. The Rotary Club will announce the winners of six $1,000 scholarships at the event. The featured speaker will be Ben Vollrath, CEO and president of the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The Indian Lake High School SADD Club has placed boxes at each of the district’s buildings for all to deposit gently used shoes from infant through adult sizes, sandals, cleats, boots, and other footwear. SADD will earn money based on the number of pounds of footwear collected. The footwear will be sent to developing countries like Haiti, Uganda, and India where micro-entrepreneurs use the shoes collected in North American fundraisers for their businesses. The SADD Shoe Drive runs through April 18.

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Red Cross blood drives: 3/11/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 Main N, Bellefontaine; 3/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Union Station, 613 Hamilton Street, Bellefontaine.

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The Community Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be parked at Wren’s Florist & Greenhouse from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9. The business is located at 500 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine.

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All are invited to a seminar titled “Avoiding Theft in Your Nonprofit” at 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Indian Lake High School Media Center, 6210 N. state Route 235, Lewistown. RSVP at 937-686-8601 or stanleyp@ils-k12.org

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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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The Logan County Health District offers free HIV testing the third Monday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 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. (keep this in til further notice)

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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 937-582-9007.

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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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FREE Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Consolidated Care, 1521 N. Detroit St., across from Quest Church in West Liberty. For info: 937-599-1975.

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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.