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Vol. 121 No. 196 Sidney, Ohio October 1, 2011 $1.25 U.S. strike kills American al-Qaida 5 Days until the BIG EVENT EVENT BY AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The killing of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American militant propagandist in a U.S. airstrike Friday wipes out the decisive factor that made al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen the most dangerous threat to the United States: its reach into the West. Issuing English-language sermons on jihad on the Internet from his hideouts in Yemen’s mountains, al-Awlaki drew Muslim recruits like the young Nigerian who tried to bring down a U.S. jet on Christmas and the PakistaniAmerican behind the botched car bombing in New York City’s Times Square. Friday’s drone attack was believed to be the first instance in which a U.S. citizen was tracked and killed based on secret intelligence and the president’s say-so. Al-Awkaki was placed on the CIA “kill or capture” list by the Obama administration in April 2010 — the first American to be so targeted. The other American killed in the strike, Samir Khan, published a slick English-language Web magazine, “Inspire,” that spouted al-Qaida’s ideology of attacks on Westerners and even gave how-to manuals on how to carry one See CLERIC/Page 7A 2222573 TODAY’S BoA debit fee only the latest NEWS TODAY’S WEATHER 51° 35° For a full weather report, turn to Page 15A. INSIDE TODAY BY EILEEN AJ CONNELLY Associated Press 2011 Shelby County Industry Guide • Find out more about our local industries. Inside DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5A today: • Ruth E. Phillips • Elmer H. Will • Admiral Dewey Ritter • Irma G. Pence • Luke C. Vondenhuevel • Charles L. Steinke • Anna Louise Koch • Janet Schurr INDEX Auglaize Neighbors...........11A Business ...........................10A City, County records .........12A Classified.........................1-6B Comics ...............................7B Hints from Heloise ..............9A Horoscope........................13A Localife ............................8-9A Nation/World.......................7A Obituaries ...........................5A Sports .........................16-19A State news..........................6A ’Tween 12 and 20.............13A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..15A TODAY’S THOUGHT “Everybody favors free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.” — Heywood C. Broun, American journalist (1888-1939). For more on today in history, turn to Page 7B. NEWS NUMBERS News tips, call 498-5962. Home delivery, call 4985939. Classified advertising, call 498-5925. Retail advertising, call 4985980 Visit the Sidney Daily News on the Web at For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg Oktoberfest greetings Greeting each other at 2011 Minster Oktoberfest are (l-r) Holly Rose and Heather Rose, both of Erie, Pa., and Karan McKinney, of Marietta, Ga. The three women came to Minster to visit their friend Marissa Lundstrom, of Minster. Oktoberfest continues throughout the weekend, with events today including the Little Miss and Miss Oktoberfest pageants and beer tray relays, and events Sunday including the Oktoberfest 10K run and the annual parade. Music, food and beverages feature throughout the event. Absentee voting begins Tuesday Shelby County voters will be able to begin voting absentee for the Nov. 8 election on Tuesday, reports Dawn Billing, director of the Shelby County Board of Elections. Ohio House Bill 194 which was passed earlier in the summer, would have moved the start date of absentee voting closer to Nov. 8 but a challenge to that law by a group of citizens stayed the implementation of the legislation as of last Thursday. “Now we’re back to the old rules,” said Billing. Absentee voter ballots for the November general election will be available at the Board of Elections office, 230 E. Court St. Any registered voter can vote absentee at the board office during regular business hours. Voters who are not registered may do so by close of business Oct. 11. The election office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billing said voters who wish to vote absentee but who are unable to visit the board office can call to receive an application by mail or can visit the Board of Elections website at and print the absentee application themselves. The Board of Elections phone number is 498-7207. Applications by mail for absentee ballots must be received in the Board of Elections office by noon Nov. 5. In-person absentee voting will be available through Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. “There is no absentee voting available on Election Day, Nov. 8. On that day everyone must travel to their designated precinct,” Billing said. NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Malerba, who works in public relations in Boston, carries a debit card because she likes to know when she buys something that she has enough in her account to pay for it. But paying $5 a month to use her own money? That’s too much. So when Bank of America starts charging the fee next year, Malerba figures she’ll rely more heavily on her credit card. Or, in a strategy that seems almost quaint in these swipe-and-go times, she may just carry more cash. “Paying $60 a year in debit card fees just seems absurd,” she says. The 38.7 million people who carry Bank of America debit cards will face a similar decision in the latest example of banks raising fees or establishing new ones — not just for debit cards but for visiting ATMs or talking to a teller. Bank of America’s announcement follows tests by Wells Fargo and Chase for $3 monthly fees for debit cards in some markets. Other banks have begun charging for basic checking. Banks have sharply restricted their rewards programs for debit cards. Bank of America said the fee will apply only when customers use their debit cards for purchases in a certain month. The fee will not apply if the card is used only to acSee FEES/Page 7A Lima man cited after vehicle strikes 11-year-old student JACKSON CENTER — Local police cited a Lima man for a pedestrian crosswalk violation Friday after his vehicle struck an 11-year-old student as he was crossing the street after school classes dismissed. The student, Brian Kidder of Jackson Center, was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital by Jackson Center Rescue and was treated for a minor leg injury. Jackson Center Police chief Joe Cotterman said the incident happened shortly before 2:45 p.m. as a vehicle driven by Kenneth Hahn of Lima attempted to make a left turn from Linden Street onto Davis Street in the village and struck the youth in the crosswalk. The driver will appear in Sidney Municipal Court on Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. The Botkins Police and Jackson Center Fire departments assisted police at the scene of the incident. SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg Smok’n sign Shane Sponsler (left), of Lafayette, and Jason Painter, of Lima, put up a new Smok’n Jo’s sign in front of the restaurant Friday. ALADDIN Saturday, October 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM • Cameo Theatre Tickets Adults $ 6.00 Child (12 and under) $4.00 2204734 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365 937-498-2787 To purchase photographs appearing in the Sidney Daily News, go to

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