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COMING MONDAY American Profile • Chili Chow Down: Five great recipes for the buckaroos in your clan. Inside Monday Amen dment Award t s r i F o i h O W inner of The 2011 AP Vol. 122 No. 200 Sidney, Ohio October 6, 2012 TODAY’S Maaaayybee.... NEWS Local stop by Romney rumored TODAY’S WEATHER 51° 35° For a full weather report, turn to Page 4B. INSIDE TODAY . Insideb.i.g e v a s $$$$ ons! in coup elivery Home D For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg ‘Pin’terested Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Roger Clarence McGee • Lowell L. “Bodie” Bodenmiller • Paul D. Apple • Helen Rundle Frazier Wellmeier • Larry McMartin INDEX Auglaize Neighbors.............1B Business .............................9A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................5-8B Comics ...............................3B Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope .................3B, 12A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Sports .........................13-16A State news........................10A ’Tween 12 and 20.............12A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue....4B TODAY’S THOUGHT “Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.” — Author unknown. For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A. 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 Friday evening at Minster’s Oktoberfest celebration, Leland Frick (l-r), 9, his dad, David, and Leland’s grandma Irene Kurpanik, stop by a vendor’s booth to look for new hat pins to add to their collection. The Fricks reside in Minster and Kurpanik lives in Findlay. Oktoberfest continues Saturday and Sunday. Leland is also the son of Gina Frick. Local Republican officials are working to bring Mitt Romney to Shelby County, but they won’t say publicly if such a visit by the GOP presidential candidate will occur. “We are working on it,” Romney Chris Gibbs, Shelby County Republican Party chairman, said Friday afternoon. He said there’s nothing definite yet concerning a Romney visit. Rumors arose Friday about a possible Romney campaign stop here next week. “Every county would like to have him” or vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Gibbs said. “Nothing’s been confirmed at this point.” Cook-off semifinalists selected BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN The I-75 Newspapers comprising the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call have announced most of the semifinalists in the 2012 Harvest Holiday Cooking Contest. The local cooks will prepare their dishes and take them to be judged during a cook-off Saturday at the Crossroads in Hardin. Judges Kim Frederick, a cook at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, James Patten, kitchen manager at the Bridge in Sidney, and James Wagner, head chef at Le Doux in Troy, have selected three semi-finalists in each of nine categories from among the 299 recipes submitted. They evaluated recipes in a blind judging: they did not know who had submitted what. They then ranked their top 10 choices in each category. No cook can be a semi-finalist in more than one category. Two contestants had not confirmed their availability for the cook-off by press time and will be announced Wednesday. The other 25 cooks will compete as follows: Dessert category: Joyce Platfoot, of Wapakoneta, with Toffee Brownie Trifle and Marilyn Sherman, of Russia, with Marcy’s Incredible White Cake. Seafood category: Lori Enos, of Piqua, with Sea Scallops with Tropical Fruit Salsa; Carol Leckey, of Sidney, with Baked Orange Roughy; and Kelly Schmitmeyer, of Anna, with Shrimp Lover Squares. Kids in the Kitchen category: Emma Pax, of Jackson Center, with Chicken Ice Cream Cones and Mia Stallard, of DeGraff, with Turtle Cheesecake Balls. The Breakfast Club category: Linda Hickman, of Sidney, with Pumpkin Smoothie; Katie Hinkle, of Sidney, with Pumpkin Puff Pancakes; and Nancy Morgan, of Sidney, with the Fat Elvis. Holiday Traditions category: Joan Cole, of Sidney, with Peppermint Brownie Pie; Elaine Fisher, of Wapakoneta, with Chocolate Dessert Salami; and Roger Fulk, of Sidney, with Saltine Cracker Bars. See COOK-OFF/Page 4A Jobs report is good news/bad news Report gives Obama boost Debate high overshadowed BY NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated much-needed good economic news Friday as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office. “We are moving forward again,” he boasted. Republican rival Mitt Romney retorted that the president still hasn’t done enough to help millions of people who are out of work. The figures announced by the Labor Department — 114,000 new jobs last month to bring the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent — gave Obama fresh evidence on the Open House heels of his disappointing debate performance to argue that his economic policies are working. Romney countered that the country can’t afford four more years of the president’s leadership and argued that the rate is low in part because some people have quit looking for work. “These are tough times in this community,” Romney told a rally outside a construction equipment store after meeting with coal miners who have been laid off. “We’re going to bring back jobs and bring back America.” Obama responded that Romney wants to roll back policies that are repairing the See OBAMA/Page 4A Receive a scratch off at check out to get a discount of 15-50% off purchase of made up jewelry October 12th 13th 9-8 9-3 BY STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The cheering stopped on Mitt Romney’s campaign plane Friday morning. The day before, aides had whistled and clapped when the Denver control tower commended the Republican presidential nominee’s debate performance. It was a rare moment of exuberance for a campaign that had fallen behind President Barack Obama in a number of polls. The euphoria ended after the morning report that the nation’s unemployment rate had dropped to 7.8 percent, its lowest level in Obama’s presi- With a purchase of $50 or more enter to WIN a trip for two to the Rising Star Casino! dency. Romney and his team sat stone-faced and quiet on the flight to Virginia’s coal country, taking in the good news for the country that’s bad news for their political prospects. The former businessman has staked his candidacy on the notion that the economy needs a turnaround. So, even as Republicans elsewhere conceded progress, Romney described the positive report in negative terms. “This is not what a real recovery looks like,” he declared in a written statement less than an hour after the job growth numbers came out. Campaigning outside an See ROMNEY/Page 4A 104 E. Mason Rd., Sidney 2317871 DEATHS $1.25 M, T, W 9-6, Th 9-1, F 9-8 Sat 9-3, Sun Closed To purchase photographs appearing in the Sidney Daily News, go to


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