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COMING SATURDAY Remote Possibilities • Anson Mount stars in ‘Hell on Wheels.” Inside Vol. 121 No. 218 Sidney, Ohio November 2, 2011 TODAY’S NEWS TODAY’S WEATHER 62° 42° For a full weather report, turn to Page 13. INSIDE TODAY Kleinhans, Toomey won’t seek re-election Pellman, Bornhorst announce plans to run BY TOM BARNETT iN75 • This week's iN75 is the holiday open house issue. See what the downtown merchants in Tipp City have in store for Yuletide Winter's Gathering, and find an open house, craft show or holiday event near you. Inside DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 4 and 6 today: • Rita F. Siefring • Beverly Ann Brown Lamoreaux • James T. Clayton • Thomas Mitchell Art • Mary H. Winner • Glen E. Rudy • Amanda Weigandt Wells • Abigail Juliana Wells INDEX Business .............................19 City, County records..............5 Classified .......................14-16 Comics................................12 Fort Loramie........................10 Hints from Heloise.................8 Horoscope ..........................10 Localife ..............................8-9 Nation/World.........................7 Obituaries...........................4,6 Sports............................17-18 State news ............................6 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................2 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ......3 Veteran Shelby County Commissioners Larry Kleinhans and Jack Toomey issued individual announcements Tuesday stating they will not seek re-election to the Board of Commissioners in 2012. Both seats will be filled at the November 2012 election. Chris Gibbs, Shelby County Republican Party chairman, said Tuesday that two Republicans, Terry Pellman, of Sidney, and Tony Bornhorst, of Fort Loramie, will begin circu- Today’s edition of the Sidney Daily News includes two 30-page inserts which explain state issues that will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election. Also included are arguments for both approving and rejecting the initiatives. Issue 1 is a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It would increase the maximum age at which a person may be elected or appointed judge, would eliminate the authority of the General Assembly to establish courts of conciliation, and would eliminate the authority of the governor to appoint a supreme court commission. Issue 2 is a referendum on a new law relative to government union contracts and other government employment contracts and policies. Issue 3 is also a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It would preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage. Kleinhans Toomey be stabilizing, “This will be an opportune time for the next person to settle into the petition.” Toomey’s letter, dated Tuesday, states: “I would like to inform the citizens of Shelby County that I will not be seeking my fourth term as your Shelby County Commissioner. Decisions of this nature take a lot of thought and certainly the Pellman Bornhorst support of your spouse. “With the primary for local, state and U.S. Senate candidates being held in the month of March, I felt this is the time for me to make my announcement. This will allow those who are interested in running for the position of county commissioner adequate time to pick up their petitions and obtain the See KLEINHANS/Page 6 BY TOM BARNETT Allegations the 2011 Shelby County Fair’s grand champion barrow tested positive for drugs are still pending with the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division, Erica Pitchford, an ODA public relations representative, told the Sidney Daily News Monday. “It’s still pending in our enforcement section,” Pitchford told a reporter. “They’re still analyzing evidence collected from the animal. The investigation is still ongoing.” Pitchford said she was unable to say why the investigation has taken so long. Also contacted Monday, Fair Secretary Jerry Schaffner said the Shelby County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) has heard nothing further concerning the alleged incident. “Typically,” he said, “the board will hear from ODA See FAIR/Page 4 4 seek council at-large seats BY TOM BARNETT “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” — James Thurber (18941961) For more on today in history, turn to Page 12. Four local residents are seeking election to the three at-large Sidney City Council seats subject to the Tuesday general election. Sidney voters in all precincts cast ballots for council’s at-large seats. Mayor Michael Barhorst, 61, is the only incumbent among the group as fellow council members Frank Mariano and Terry Pellman are not seeking re-election. Barhorst resides at 604 N. West Ave. He is president of Lehman Catholic High School. He and wife, Jenny, have two adult children. Tom and Sarah, Rufus “Rick” Sims Jr., 62, 921 E. Parkwood St., is a former councilman and vice mayor of Sidney. He is employed by Century Link Communications and previously has served more than 13 years on council, eight as vice mayor. Jeff Hewitt, 39, 1271 Driftwood Court, is owner of He- 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 lating petitions to replace Kleinhans and Toomey. Kleinhans and Toomey also are Republicans. Kleinhans’ announcement, dated Oct. 17, reflects considerable thought given the decision: “I along with the support of my wife, Sarah, have decided that I will not run for a fifth term as your Shelby County Commissioner. “First of all, age is becoming a factor and secondly, the challenging times that local government has gone through the past few years appear to Three state issues Investigation of fair explained in inserts barrow continues TODAY’S THOUGHT NEWS NUMBERS 75 cents Vote Barhorst witt Campaigns Inc., an organization that provides political and governmental affairs consulting to political campaigns. He is a Lehman Catholic High School graduate and attended Ohio State University. His grandfather and father operated Bennett Insurance on Main Avenue in Sidney for a number of years. Hewitt and his wife, Angela, are parents of 22-month-old Sabrina. C.P. Scott Haver, 32, 325 Grant St., is a Montgomery County Juvenile Court Probation officer. He and his wife, Karmin, are parents of three young children. Mike BARHORST Sidney Sidney City City Council Council Paid for by the Mike Barhorst for City Council Committee, Scott Barr, Treasurer, 9142 Pleiman Road, Anna, Ohio 45302 Haver To help voters make their three choices, the Sidney Daily News is publishing their answers to a series of questions related to city issues: 1. Why are you seeking the job? What do you feel you can contribute? What experience and qualities will you bring to City Council ? Barhorst: When I left office in 1989, I had no intention of running for public office again. Through the encouragement of many within the community, I re-entered the public arena four years ago. It is somewhat ironic that hav- Hewitt Sims ing helped guide the city through the economic downturn during the Carter presidency, I would have the same opportunity again. I am seeking re-election because there are so many projects currently in process that remain unfinished. Sims: I am hoping to return to council to fulfill a goal I set for myself to be an active participant in shaping our community. One of the best ways is to serve on City Council. I would say I bring a wealth of knowledge, having served on council from 1994 to See COUNCIL/Page 20 # Experience Sidney City Council - 16 years # Leadership Mayor - 6 years # Dedication Vice-Mayor - 6 years # Service To purchase photographs appearing in the Sidney Daily News, go to 2230060


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