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Wooden beam could be detached part of shipwreck • A wooden beam that has long been the focus of the search for a 17th century shipwreck in northern Lake Michigan was not attached to a buried vessel as searchers had suspected, but still may have come from the elusive Griffin or some other ship, archaeologists said Wednesday. 4

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Stella P. Siefring • Christina “Tina” M. Heitbrink

INDEX Anna/Botkins ........................9 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................16-18 Comics................................12 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscope ..........................12 Let Yourself Go......................7 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries..............................3 Religion .................................8 Sports............................13-15 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................3 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach ........19

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.” — Baltasar Gracian, Spanish philosopher (1601-1658) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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GOBA BIKERS quickly erected a tent city complete with tents around Sidney Middle School. Numerous activities are showers next to New Bremen High School Wednesday. The planned for the cyclists when they arrive in the city. GOBA bikers will arrive in Sidney Friday and set up the same

Composer returns to Sidney Pottorf film to be show to GOBA riders, residents BY MELANIE SPEICHER show, Pottorf will be holding a question-and-answer session with the audience. When Rob Pottorf was “The last show I saw at the growing up, he’d go to the theater was ‘Smokey and the movies and listen to other Bandit.’ Now I’m coming composer’s music and how it home and it’s one of my own told the story on the screen. films showing,” he said. On Friday, Pottorf will re- “Tommy Milligan and his turn to the Sidney Historic wife, Mardie, have been inTheatre. But this time, in- strumental in the revitalizastead of listening to someone tion of the theater and I’m else’s music, Pottorf will be happy to help them with this.” hearing his own creative talPottorf, a 1977 graduate of ents in the film “Jimmy.” The Sidney High School, is the son film is being shown in con- of the late Robert Pottorf and junction with the Great Ohio Norma Pottorf Whetstone. He Bicycle Adventure (GOBA). and his wife, Kris, currently Sidney is hosting the bicy- live in Lexington, Ky., and clists overnight Friday at Sid- have two children, Luke and ney Middle School. Haley. Photo provided “This is going to be great,” Music has been part of Potsaid Pottorf, who will be in- torf’s life since he was a small SIDNEY NATIVE Rob Pottorf will return to his hometown Fritroducing the film at its 3 and boy. day for the showing of “Jimmy” at the Sidney Historic The7 p.m. showings. After the See COMPOSER/Page 20 atre. Pottorf was the musical director for the film.

Many activities planned for GOBA riders When the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) cyclists enter the Sidney city limits Friday, many activities will await them. The cyclists, who will spend the night camping out at Sidney Middle School at GOBAville, will be nearing the end of their 250-mile trek when they arrive Friday. Area nonprofit organizations and churches will set up food stands at GOBAville and on courtsquare, where numerous entertainent options have been planned. The riders will begin arriving midmorning after spending tonight in New Bremen. Shuttles will be available to take the cyclists to Vandemark Farm,

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Tawawa Park, Rolling Hills, Bel-Mar Lanes, eateries on the west end of town and courtsquare. Some of the activities planned are a disc jockey playing music on courtsquare during the day, zip-lining at Vandemark Farms, racquet sports and swimming at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, swimming at Tawawa Park, walking tours of downtown Sidney hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, bingo and movies at the Sidney First United Methodist Church, the movie, “Jimmy,” at the Historic Sidney Theatre, skating at Rolling Hills, bowling at Bel-Mar Lanes and a beer tasting and exhibit of photos of GOBA photographers at the Gateway Arts

Council galleries. The Masonic Lodge is offering a breakfast to campers to stay there. Amos Memorial Public Library will give riders Internet services and a place to recharge their phones. The Sidney Civic Band will perform a free concert Friday at 7 p.m. following the GOBA Song Contest on the courtsquare. Audience members should take lawn chairs. A disc jockey will play music beginning at 4 p.m. and the traditional GOBA Song Contest starts at 6 p.m. The cyclists will leave Sidney and return to Urbana Saturday, where the tour began a week ago.

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BOE hires personnel for new year BY MELANIE SPEICHER one. If you look at all the salaries around the area, the $95,000 being paid Brooke is From new administrators lower than many of the school and teachers, to supplemental districts in the area that are contracts, the staffing for the of a similar size to Sidney.” 2013-14 school year at Sidney The resignation due to reCity Schools took a step closer tirement of Sharon Lucas, to being completed Monday cook, was accepted. Her resignight during the Sidney City nation is effective Aug. 1. Schools Board of Education The board also accepted meeting. the resignations of Jeff Brooke Gessler was hired Courter, athletic director, efas the new curriculum coordi- fective July 31; Holly Neves, nator for the district. Gessler instructional aide and varsity is currently Sidney High cheerleading adviser, effective School’s assistant principal. July 31; and Diantha Walling, She received a two-year lim- multidisability aide, effective ited, 260-day administrative Aug. 21. contract effective Aug. 1 at the Mitch Hoying was hired as rate of $95,222. the district’s new athletic diJohn rector. Hoying received a twoSuperintendent Scheu said the interview com- year limited, 220-day mittee had “some fine candi- administrative contract effecdates to pick from They were tive Aug. 1 at a salary of all in-house.” $72,731. He is currently a soThe vote to hire Gessler cial studies teacher at Sidney was 2-0 with Darrell Span- High School. gler and Bill Ankney both abScheu said 30 applications staining from the vote. Steve were received for the position Smith and Kelly Rees both and the interviewing commitvoted yes and Melanie Cook tee talked to four candidates. was not present for the meetTwo school psychologists ing. Spangler abstained from were also hired. Ryan Sheets the vote as Gessler is his and Jesscia May both received daughter. two-year limited, 205-day ad“I think Brooke is the right ministrative contracts effecchoice for the job,” said tive Aug. 1. They will both be Ankney after the meeting. paid $58,285 per year. “What I have a problem with Sheets is a Wright State is the salary for the position.” University and University of Ankney said he abstained Dayton graduate program instead of voting no because graduate. May graduated he didn’t want the no vote to from Bowling Green State reflect on Gessler’s abilities. University and also comScheu said the current pleted the graduate program salary for administrators was at the University of Dayton. adopted by “the same board in The board also approved July 2011.” the hiring of 2013 summer The administrators, he school staff on a one-year limsaid, took the same reduction ited, as-needed supplemental percentage that all the teach- contract. ers took. Teachers for Sidney High “In Piqua, there are two School’s summer school procurriculum coordinators,” said gram, which runs from June 3 Scheu. “In Sidney there’s only to 20 at a rate of $25.29 per


hour were Mandi Croft, Ann Huffman and Cindy Miller, all OGT intervention; Haley Fannon and Karen McRill, OGT test proctor; and Bill Hoewisher, credit recovery teacher. Frank Guillozet was hired as a credit recovery aide at a rate of $11.36 per hour from June 4 to 19 at Sidney High School. Teachers hired at $25.29 per hour for grades six to eight from May 30 to June 14 were Mark Hilbun and Ashleigh Ratermann, both inclusion specialists; and G.C. Kimmel, science. Certified staff members hired for the 2013-14 school year were: • Elizabeth Jones, elementary intervention specialist, $35,239, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $34,858. • Matt Kerns, middle school business technology teacher, $35,239, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $34,858. • Megan Knapke, speech/language pathologist, $36,934, less two unpaid days, $36,535. • Kristina Lundy, elementary teacher, $57,942, less less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $57,316. • Joe Moniaci, middle school intervention specialist, $42,355, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $41,897. • Jennifer Rose, elementary MD teacher, $46,421, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $45,919. • Damon Smith, health/physical education teacher, $33,884, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $33,518. • Meghan Smith, high school guidance counselor, $44,727, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $44,243.

• Zachary Watson, middle school social studies teacher, $33,884, less two unpald days per SEA agreement, $33,518. Supplemental contracts were awarded to Lisa Beigel, classified substitute clerk, $701; Laura Pennington, substitute teacher clerk, $6,156; and high school academics, Joe Czupryn, academia adviser, $678; Brett Bickel, academia assistant, $1,271, mock trial adviser, $1,355, and student government adviser, $4,066; Damion Skeans, annual staff adviser, $2,372, and auditorium superviser, $1,186; Chris Adams, band director, $7,454; Sara Olding, 12th-grade class adviser, $1,694; Kelly Walker, 11thgrade class adviser, $1,017; Amber Scott, 11th-grade class adviser, $678; Vicki Fulk, 10th-grade class adviser, $1,694; Jenny Luebke, ninthgrade class adviser (50 percent), $889; Doug Barhorst, ninth-grade class adviser (50 percent), $889; Brittany Moore, musical director (50 percent), $1,186; Mandy Gutman, musical director (50 percent), $1,186; Kelly Thorne, National Honor Society adviser, $1,694. Sidney Middle School academics supplemental contracts were awarded to Kevin Turner, student council advisor (50 percent), $1,525; Nish Golden, student council adviser (50 percent), $1,525; Tracy Nuss, yearbook adviser (50 percent), $339; and Jenna Gumbert, yearbook adviser (50 percent), $339. T-School supplemental contracts, at $25.29 per hour, were given to Doug Barhorst, Ellen Brandon, Vicki Fulk, Jenny Luebke, Kelly Thorne, Maggi Williams, Rhonda Fox, Mike Keiser, Joe Spangler, Sara Olding, Ernest Caprario,

Nish golden, Kevin Turner, Lisa Meiners, Wade New, Frank Hall and Stacey Goffena. Extended time contracts were given to Anita Barton, high school guidance counselor, 10 days, $3,535; Deb Fanestock, high school guidance counselor, 10 days, $3,535; Megan Smith, high guidance counselor, 10 days, $2,418; Morgan Nickolai, high school librarian, seven days, $1,539; Linda Carpenter, high school marketing education, 10 days, $2,931; Meggan Weaver, talented-gifted coordinator, five days, $1,767. Athletic supplemental contracts were awarded to Charles Stockton, junior varsity assistant coach (50 percent), $1,525; Aaron Wright, junior varsity assistant coach (50 percent), $1,525; and Zachary Watson, assistant bowling coach, $1,355. Third-grade after-school program teacher contracts, at a rate of $25,29 per hour, were given to Robyn Gossard, Emerson; Bridget Steed, Longfellow; Annette Johnson, Whittier; and Lori Billing and Kathy Keith, Northwood. The board also employed Elizabeth McGinnis and Robyn Smith on one-year limited contracts as assistant cooks effective Aug. 19 at a rate of $9.79 per hour; and Stevie Ratliff on a one-year limited contract as an aide for the Sidney Alternative School effective Aug. 19 at a rate of $11.36 per hour. The board approved a motion for up to 20 days of extended time for the district’s speech pathologists. The course of study, curriculum maps and textbooks, as recommended by the curriculum council and superintendent, were approved.


Police log WEDNESDAY -5:31 a.m.: unruly juvenile. Police arrested a 14-year-old boy after his mother reported he was unruly. -5:02 a.m.: burglary. Michael Auxier, 435 E. Poplar St., reported someone entered his residence and stole $50 cash, a camera valued at $200, and car keys. -1:11 a.m.: theft. Georgia Spears, 402 E. Court St., reported the theft of a wallet, valued at $20 and containing various cards, from a vehicle at her residence. -12:59 a.m.: criminal damaging. A glass door at Castle Bail Bonds, 118 N. Main Ave., was damaged. Loss was set

at $400. TUESDAY -11:34 p.m.: criminal damaging. Ricky W. Kemp, 709 S. Miami Ave., reported the bed of his truck was damaged. Loss was set at $100. -7:42 p.m.: property found. Marijuana plants were found in the backyard at 311 Franklin Ave. -7:08 p.m.: criminal damaging. Randall Varney, 807 N. Ohio Ave., reported a window at his residence was damaged. Loss was set at $400. -5:26 p.m.: theft. Regina C. Davis, 349 Enterprise Ave., reported the theft of a bicycle, valued at $75, from her residence. -5:14 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested


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Freddy Buss Jr., 1510 Spruce Ave., on a warrant. -4:39 p.m.: theft. Jay T. Dues, 1197 Abbott Circle, reported the theft of $300 through a possible scam. -4:32 p.m.: theft. Brittany L. Dankworth, 300 N. Miami Ave., reported the theft of a wallet, valued at $10, from 2400 Michigan St. -3:24 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested Matthew Bateman, 1276 Turner Drive, on a warrant. -11:49 a.m.: theft. Susan M. Taborn, 715 Buckeye Ave., reported $89 was fraudulently drafted from her bank account. -10:13 a.m.: theft. Heidi Loraine Bruns, 102 Freedom Court, reported her purse and name badge, valued at $33, and $8 in cash were stolen from her vehicle at her residence. -9:35 a.m.: theft. KennethW. Bunner, 201 Ironwood Drive, reported six broken

iPhones, valued a $28, were stolen from his front porch after the Postal Service dropped them off. -8:26 a.m.: theft. Horace Derrington Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn., reported his locked truck was entered at 1959 Michigan St. and a GPS, radio, CDs, and flash drive, valued at $560, were stolen. Also, $200 damage was done to the dashboard. -8:24 a.m.: burglary. Rhonda D. Zirkle, 199 Mercury Court, reported her garage was entered and a GPS, power cord, and iPod, valued at $325, were stolen from her vehicle. -8:17 a.m.: property found. A credit card was found in the CVS parking lot, 622 Fourth Ave. MONDAY -4:56 p.m.: assault. Police served a summons to Jimmy Martin, 522 E. Court St., for assault. -1:56 p.m.: unruly juvenile. A woman reported her son was unruly.

JUNE 12 -9:12 a.m.: breaking and entering. The office of Dr. Mark Young at 300 Third Ave. was entered and three computers, valued at $3,000, were stolen.

Accidents Sarah S. Gepfrey, 21, 8895 State Route 274, Kettlersville, was cited with failure to yield the right of way from a private drive after an accident Tuesday at 4:06 p.m. Gepfrey was pulling from the Burger King parking onto Vandemark Road and struck a northbound auto driven by Jeffrey J. Poeppelman, 32, 1750 State Route 47, Russia. • Danny W. Jolly, 46, 5657 Wright-Puthoff Road, was stopped northbound on the Interstate 75 exit ramp at Ohio 47. He moved his vehicle forward while the traffic light was red. A vehicle behind him also moved

forward and struck the rear of the Jolly auto. The driver of the other vehicle then drove away northbound on I-75 while Jolly was calling police. Jolly told police the other driver appeared to be intoxicated. The accident happened Monday at 5:15 p.m.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -1:11 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of East North Street. -12:30 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the area of Court Street and Royan Avenue. TUESDAY -9:22 p.m.: injury. Medics were called to the 1100 block of Apple Blossom Lane. -7:28 p.m.: injury. Medics were called to the 800 block of South Miami Avenue. -4:54 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 900 block of Buckeye Avenue.

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Sheriff’s log Fire, rescue TUESDAY –3:01 p.m.: theft. Two welders were reported stolen from Honda, 12500 Meranda Road. –1:11 p.m.: theft. Theft involving fraud through craigslist was reported at 18827 SidneyPlattsville Road.

Village log TUESDAY –9:57 p.m.: theft. A juvenile reportedly was trying to steal a skid loader in the area of Parkview Street and Village Parkway in Jackson Center.

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Judge sentences defendants to prison, probation Recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court, Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Dustin J. Orsborne, 32, 9101 County Road 11, DeGraff, to nine months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. A count of possession of drugs was dismissed by the state. Orsborne also was fined $200 plus costs. He was granted 42 days credit for time served. • Collin Hymes, 23, 440 Jefferson St., pleaded guilty to possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. A



count of possession of drugs was dismissed by the state. He was sentenced to five years of probation, ordered to complete treatment at WORTH, and ordered to pay $250 reimbursement of lab fees to the Sidney Police Department Law Enforcement Trust Fund plus court costs.


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DEATH NOTICES Christina ‘Tina’ M. Heitbrink MINSTER — Christina “Tina” M. Heitbrink, 44, of Minster, died Tuesday June 18, 2013, at her home. Funeral services are pending at Hogenkamp Funeral Home Minster.

CORRECTION In a caption for a photo of the Holy Angels Parish Picnic, that was published in Monday’s Sidney Daily News, the parent of the child pictured was misidentified. Jace Cromes is the son of Jennifer Kelly.

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CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville Historical Society’s Bowsher Log House Museum, 507 E. Main St., will host a pioneer lifestyle event today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. “This is another in our summer series of Rally ‘Round the Cabin Soon to be Days Inn events at the Log House,” said Ned Myers, & Conference Center president of the historical society. “In partner400 Folkerth Avenue, ship with the Sidney Cridersville Health Care 937-492-1131 Center, we are hosting NOW FEATURING pioneer craft demonstrations at the log house ROMER’S CATERING museum.” This month there will be demonstrations about churning and making butter. “We will also have BOTKINS, OHIO freshly baked breads for Voted Readers sampling the butter Choice #1 made that evening,” Monument Dealer for Myers said. “Plus, there 3 years! will be Erb’s barbecue chicken dinners availCALL 937-693-3263 for appointment able.” 107 E. State St. The dinners will be served at the log house and cost $7.50. Carryout orders will also be available. Proceeds from the chicken dinners benefit the historical society and the Cridersville Health Care Center. Tickets are available Jackson Center from members of the his937-596-6164 torical society and at the Cridersville Health Care Center or Cridersville Fire Department. Let Western Ohio Daniel and Catherine Mortgage Take Care Bowsher built their log house in 1836. They of Your Home Needs Western Ohio Mortgage were among the first 733 Fair Road, Sidney families to pioneer the Office: 937-497-9662 Cridersville area. The Toll Free: 800-736-8485 Bowshers raised six chilTeresa Rose dren in the log house. It President NMLS# 286923 remained in the Bowsher family for several generations. In 1988 the MB 801814 descendants of Daniel 40138915 Bowsher donated the fully restored log house to the Cridersville Historical Society. The log house museum is furnished to represent the pioneer lifestyle of the 1840s. “The Bowsher Log Funeral Home and House Museum is a Cremation Services great place to see how 502 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney pioneer families lived,” Myers said. 492-5130




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COLDWATER — Stella P. Siefring, 81, of Coldwater, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home. She was born May 25, 1932, in Carthagena to the late Henry and Theresia (Homan) Kunkler. On April 27, 1955, she married Herbert J. Siefring, and he survives. She is also survived by nine children, Pat and Frank Schwieterman, of Anna, Doris Siefring, of Coldwater, Deb and Joe Hoying of Celina, Dennis Siefring, Marlene and Steve Pax, Lisa and Rob Bye, and Randy Siefring, all of Coldwater, Doug and Ann Siefring, of Osgood, and Jenny and Stan Sutter, of St. Henry; 20 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Dorothy Schott, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Ralph Kunkler, of Carthagena, Henry and Ruth Kunkler Jr., of Burkettsville, and Virginia Heitkamp, of Celina; and in-laws, Evelyn Kunkler, of New Weston, JoAnn Kunkler, of Carthagena, Luetta Forsthoefel and Don and Bernice Wellman, both of Coldwater, Gerald Siefring, Roger and Rose Ann Siefring, and David and Eileen Siefring, all of

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Philothea, Mary Siefring and Dorothy Siefring, both of Coldwaand Mildred ter, Siefring, of Celina. She is preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Rosemary Olsen, Ted and Martha Kunkler, Fred Kunkler and Donald Kunkler, and inlaws, Bob Schott, Florian Heitkamp, Bart Siefring, Omer and Monica Siefring, Orville and Jeannette Siefring, Don Bernard Forsthoefel, Siefring, Elmer Siefring and Charles Siefring. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, St. Ann’s Rosary Altar Sodality, attended St. Henry Schools, and was a homemaker. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10 a.m. Friat the day Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be left at

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In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Jay E. Jackson, 36, 240 N. Walnut Ave., $150 and $113 costs and sentenced him to 10 days in jail for disorderly conduct. • Annette M. Smith, 26, 311 Enterprise Ave., was fined $150 and $143 costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail (with one day credit) for attempted theft, amended from theft. • Jeff L. Eichelberger, 28, 527 N. Wagner Ave., was fined $150 and $101 costs for failure to display a license. A failure to control case was dismissed. • Moscoe Taylor, 27, 117 Pike St., was fined $200 and $138 costs and sentenced to 33 days in jail (with three days credit) for attempted possession of drug paraphernalia, amended from possession of drug paraphernalia. A theft case was dismissed. • Matthew Terry, 35, 527 Fourth Ave., was fined $150 and $103 costs for drug abuse. A case of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. • Laura A. Moses, 29, 4662 Hardin-Wapakoneta Ave., was fined $150 and $128 costs and sentenced to five days in jail for use of unauthorized plates. In court Monday, fined Goettemoeller Kevin K. Stone, 22, 109 N. Highland Ave., Apt. 1A, $75 and $103 costs and sentenced him to 10 days in jail for use of unauthorized plates. • Jared S. Austin, 20, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 91, was fined $25 and $111 costs for assured clear distance. • Ivan L. Dyshon Sr., 34, 1113 Hamilton Court, was fined $50 and $105 costs for fishing without a license. • The driving under suspension case of Stephen A. Pebler, 35, 623 Fourth Ave., was dismissed. • Dylan Jones, 20, 10965 Comanche Drive, was fined $150 and $111 costs for failure to reinstate license. • Daniel R. King, 23, 101 Poplar St., was fned $25 and $111 costs for expired license plates. • Brandi N. Young, 31, 317 Shelby St., was fined $75 and $111 costs for no operator’s license. • Ronald L. White III, 22, 712 Countryside Lane, Apt. 1, was fined $30 and $92 costs for a seat belt violation. • Craig J. Teague, 30, 10095 Oak Creek Drive, was fined $20 and $92 costs for a seat belt violation. • Robyn E. Miller, 36, 108 North St., Jackson Center, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding.


• Bryan J. Lloyd, 18, 220 W. Pinehurst St., was fined $30 and $92 costs for a seat belt violation. • Clara L. Owens, 70, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 21, was fined $25 and $111 costs for a traffic control device violation. • The driving under suspension case of Robert L. Higgins, 29, 404 W. Main St., Apt. 2, Anna, was dismissed. • Debbie L. Baker, 53, 915 Fair Road, was fined $25 and $111 costs for improper starting or backing. • The driving under suspension case of Robert L. Shoe, 34, 729 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. G, was dismissed. • Brogan P. Oliver, 22, 103 W. Lynn St., Apt. A3, Botkins, was fined $25 and $105 costs for a traffic control device violation. • Justin R. Williams, 20, 223 Oak Ave., was fined $75 and $111 costs for no operator’s license. In court Friday, the domestic violence case of Michael A. Auter, 47, 15000 State Route 29, Anna, was dismissed. • The drug abuse case of Jeffery Hughes, 49, 431 1/2 S. Ohio Ave., was dismissed. • The burglary case of Joseph L. Stone Jr., 38, 225 Queen St., was dismissed. • Jerilyn Koontz, 39, 314 1/2 N. Ohio Ave., was fined $75 and $138 costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail (with three days credit) for disorderly conduct. • The driving under suspension and child restraint cases of Chelsie N. Blankenship, 20, 232 Pike St., were dismissed. • Jennifer Shelton, 23, 712 Countryside Lane, was fined $75 and $113 costs for no operator’s license, amended from driving under suspension. • Craig K. Anderson, 23, 7023 Wright-Moyer Road, was fined $30 and $86 costs for a seat belt violation. • Trevor J. Goins, 20, 509 Monroe St., was fined $30 and $86 costs for a seat belt violation. • Steven F. Holstein, 55, 12325 Luthman Road, Minster, was fined $25 and $11 costs for expired license plates. • Sandra K. Chitwood, 57, 2520 Miami River Road, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Trisha L. Schaub, 35, 18807 ReinekeSchipper Road, Botkins, was fined $25 and $105 costs for display of license plates. • Onnalee M. Kauffman, 87, 119 W. Robinwood St., was fined $25 and $111 costs for driving on divided highways.


Huntington University QUINCY — Sonya Yoder, of Quincy, was named to the dean’s list at Huntington University for the spring semester of the 2012-13 school year. Yoder was a senior elementary education major during the spring semester. The dean's list is published two times per year at Huntington University, which is located

in Huntington, Ind. The honor recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement during the previous semester. Honorees must be classified as regular students, be enrolled full-time with a load of 12 hours or more in graded courses, and must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a four-point scale.

Shawnee State University ANNA — David Todt, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, has released the dean’s list for the spring semester 2013. To be named on the list, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Christine Berning, of Anna, an intervention specialist K-12 major, was named to the dean’s list.


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Boater drowns at Indian Lake RUSSELLS POINT — A boater drowned Wednesday afternoon on Indian Lake in Logan County, according to WDTN, news partner of the Sidney Daily News. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says two men were boating on the popular lake when the boat had engine trouble. One of the men jumped in the water to check the engine, but never resurfaced. Rescuers were called in to help save the man. He was rushed to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s name has not been released. The investigation continues.

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IN THIS photo taken Sunday and provided by Great Lakes Exploration Group, diver Jim Nowka of Great Lakes Exploration Group inspects a wooden beam extending from the floor of Lake Michigan that experts believe may be part of the Griffin, a ship that sank in 1679. A wooden beam that has long been the focus of the search for a 17th century shipwreck in northern Lake Michigan was not attached to a buried vessel as searchers had suspected, but still may have come from the elusive Griffin or some other ship, archaeologists said Wednesday.

Wooden beam could be part of shipwreck FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam that has long been the focus of the search for a 17th century shipwreck in northern Lake Michigan was not attached to a buried vessel as searchers had suspected, but still may have come from the elusive Griffin or some other ship, archaeologists said Wednesday. Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert discovered a 10.5-foot section of the timber jutting from the lake bed twelve years ago in an area where he was convinced that the Griffin, commanded by the French explorer Rene Robert Cavelier de la Salle, sank in 1679. French experts who inspected the beam in recent days said it appeared to be a bowsprit — a spur or pole that extends from a vessel’s stem — that was hundreds of years old. Crews have been digging since last week beside the timber, where sonar readings indicated that one or more objects that together exceeded 40 feet long were submerged in mud. Libert and other expedition leaders believed they might be the hull of the Griffin, and that the excavation would find a connection between it and the presumed


bowsprit. But on Tuesday, as a diver was widening the pit, the timber began wobbling. Archaeologists and leaders of Libert’s Great Lakes Exploration Group decided to take it down instead of trying to stabilize it, fearing it was a safety risk. So the diver eased it to the lake bed after checking beneath and discovering that it wasn’t attached to another object, but simply had been embedded in the tightly packed sediments. Even though no other wreckage was found, project manager Ken Vrana said there’s still a chance the ship is nearby. With the timber no longer in place, crews stepped up their dredging operation in hopes of reaching a hard surface that a probing device has indicated is 18 to 20 feet down. “It could be that the ship is very close to this area, but it is impossible to say for sure at this point,” said Michel L’Hour, director of France’s Department of Underwater Archaeological Research and a shipwreck expert. Members of the expedition team pointed to other hopeful signs: The bottom of the timber was cut at an angle suggesting it might have been fashioned to fit into another structure; and the timber’s full length proved to be just over 19 feet, similar to that of bowsprits on other

French vessels from La Salle’s era. The upper end is tapered, and a series of fastening pegs are attached to the side. After consulting by telephone with state archeologist Dean Anthe group derson, planned to leave the timber in the lake for now — wrapped in protective cloth and hidden to shield it from theft, vandalism or accidental damage from contact with objects such as boat anchors. Putting it back where searchers found it wasn’t an option because it might slide further into the hole. It might eventually be hauled to shore and put on display, but that would require expensive treatment to prevent deterioration. “Any time you bring a water-logged item off the lake bottom, it would be a complicated and difficult process,” Anderson told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “In this case, I don’t think we know what this piece is. We would need a lot more information about it before anyone would consider bringing it up. Leaving it down there is a good solution.” Anderson’s office has the ultimate say because the state asserts jurisdiction over Michigan’s Great Lakes bottomlands — including shipwrecks, although officials have acknowledged that if the Griffin is found, it will belong to France.

Picturesque village on endangered places list CINCINNATI (AP) — A national group on Wednesday named a picturesque Ohio village as one of the nation’s most endangered historic places and is calling on state authorities to scrap a transportation plan that village leaders and preservationists say could permanently scar the area. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Village of Mariemont among 11 endangered sites in the U.S. on its annual list, calling it a “uniquely idyllic American community” being threatened by an Ohio Department of Transportation plan that could put a highway in the area. Among other sites on the list are Houston’s Astrodome, under threat of demolition, and the first lighthouse built on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. With 3,400 residents, the Village of Mariemont is a quiet hamlet just 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati filled with Tudor-style architecture and centered around a charming town square, making it feel more like an English village than an Ohio suburb. The village has been designated as a national historic landmark and has been named one of the best neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association.

Prison time for woman who buried mom in yard COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman who buried her mother in her yard and cashed the dead woman’s Social Security checks for 14 years has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. Federal authorities say 66-year-old Marietta resident Patricia Hodges also was sentenced Wednesday in Columbus to six months of home confinement and ordered to repay more than $141,000. Hodges had pleaded guilty to theft of government money for cashing Janet Kelly’s checks. Social Security officials say Hodges told them in 2011 her mother was on a cruise. Authorities found Kelly had died in 1997 and Hodges buried her in the backyard of the Lake Worth, Fla., home where they had lived. Prosecutors say Hodges admitted concealing her mother’s death to collect benefits. Hodges’ attorney hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.

Cat nurses pit bull puppy CLEVELAND (AP) — A cat caring for four newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland. Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League said Wednesday that Lurlene the cat welcomed Noland the puppy to her “unusual little family.” The puppy was dropped off at the animal shelter last week when he was a day old. The staff decided to place Noland with the nursing cat and her litter because bottle feeding doesn’t always work. The puppy will grow faster, so the shelter says it may have to come up with another feeding idea in several weeks until Noland is ready for adoption.

Yacht blocks highway COLUMBUS (AP) — A large yacht has caused a traffic commotion on land, blocking part of a central Ohio highway during the evening rush hour. A tractor-trailer carrying the white boat on Interstate 270 was unable to fit beneath an overpass Wednesday and had to be turned around on the highway, which encircles Columbus. Police temporarily blocked part of northbound I-270 on the city’s east side so that the tractor-trailer could travel the wrong way on the interstate and exit.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A mentally disabled mother authorities said was enslaved for two years along with her daughter spent time in jail this year after pleading guilty to beating the girl, but her attorney told a judge that her captors forced her to do it. Court records show that a child endangering complaint was filed against the woman in October 2012 just a day after she was charged with shoplifting and asked to be jailed because three people had been mean to her. Beginning in early 2011, the three suspects forced the mother to cooperate with them by threats and physical abuse, federal prosecutors said. The woman told authorities she was forced to do housework by the three, who she said raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls. The woman and her daughter were freed in October after police investigated an abuse allegation one of the suspects made against her. Police checking into her “mean” claim went to an apartment after one of the suspects said it was the woman who was abusive.


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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2013. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 10:04 p.m. Pacific time (Friday 1:04 a.m. Eastern time). Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state. On this date: • In 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle. • In 1791, King Louis XVI of France and his family attempted to flee the country in the so-called Flight to Varennes but were caught. • In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. • In 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. • In 1921, U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, ROkla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives. • In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than 30 deaths. • In 1947, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates. • In 1963, the United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a “hot line” between the two superpowers. • In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. (Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court). • In 1972, three days after the arrest of the Watergate burglars, President Richard Nixon met at the White House with his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman; the secretly made tape recording of this meeting ended up with the notorious 18-minute gap. • In 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed National Bald Eagle Day. • In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, in Atkins v. Virginia that executing mentally disabled murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. Ten years ago: Secretary of State Colin Powell met separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, praising the Israelis for efforts toward an eventual peace settlement and urging speed on the Palestinians.


Gopher feet stolen PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota mother and her 18-year-old son are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty. Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft. They allegedly gave the feet to local townships that offer rewards as they try to limit the gopher population. Garrison has pleaded not guilty. Her son has a hearing next month. The complaint says a gopher trapper reported to authorities that bags of feet were stolen from his freezer. According to the complaint, the owner found Dillon had turned in $1,014 in feet in November. In December, Garrison turned in $3,780 in feet.

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U.S. tries saving Taliban talks KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war when an angry President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended security negotiations with the U.S. and scuttled a peace delegation to the Taliban, sending American officials scrambling to preserve the possibility of dialogue with the militants. What provoked the mercurial Karzai and infuriated many other Afghans was a move by the Taliban to cast their new office in the Gulf nation of Qatar as a rival embassy. The Taliban held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday in which they hoisted their flag and a banner with the name they used while in power more than a decade ago: “Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Karzai on the phone, telling him that his concerns were justified and that he would work to resolve the issue. An American official, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to disclose the information, said he still expects to have the first public meeting with Taliban representatives in the next few days in Qatar but that no exact meeting date has been set. Nevertheless, the militants’ attempt at a publicity coup clearly played to

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AN AFGHAN refugee woman walks past mud houses built by families who fled their villages due to war and famine from neighboring Afghanistan, in suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday. Pakistan will also observe the World Refugee Day on Thursday to honor the courage of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland. Karzai’s longstanding dis- Taliban, on the other hand, In a statement released by trust of both the Taliban and have never really wanted to his office, Karzai lashed out at the United States, who had negotiate with Karzai, prefer- the U.S., using his leverage announced Tuesday that they ring to talk directly with the with Washington by suspendwould pursue negotiations in U.S. ing negotiations over what the Qatari capital of Doha — “To have this whole cere- presence the United States at least initially without the mony, televised worldwide, will keep in Afghanistan after Afghan government. without a single mention of 2014. He said his High Peace It may have also given the Afghan government hav- Council would not enter talks Karzai an excuse to try to ing a role in whatever process with the Taliban until the nehead off the Doha talks, which is going to happen … they gotiations were “completely he probably agreed to support (Karzai and his peace delega- Afghan.” only reluctantly and under tion) suddenly realized, basiHe also criticized the TalU.S. pressure. Karzai has for cally they weren’t out in front, iban and insisted that they years opposed talks outside they didn’t feature at all,” said halt their attacks on the Afghanistan and dominated Kabul-based analyst Martine ground before negotiations or directed by the U.S. The van Bijlert. can begin.

‘Sopranos’ boss dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s g r e a t e s t drama series and turned the mobster Gandolfini stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51. In a statement, the cable channel, and Gandolfini’s managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, said he died Wednesday while on holiday in Rome. No cause of death was given. “Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving,” said Armstrong and Sanders. HBO called the actor a “special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gen-

tle and loving person who treated everyone, no matter their title or position, with equal respect.” The channel expressed sympathy for his wife and children. Gandolfini played mob boss Tony Soprano in the groundbreaking HBO series that aired from 1999 to 2007. His film credits included “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Killing Them Softly,” and he amassed stage credits as well. He shared a Broadway stage in 2009 with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden in a celebrated production of “God of Carnage,” where he earned a Tony Award nomination for best actor. He had also been in “On the Waterfront” with David Morse and was an understudy in a revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1992 starring Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. Gandolfini’s performance in “The Sopranos” was indelible and career-making, but he refused to be stereo-

typed as the bulky mobster who was a therapy patient, family man and cold-blooded killer. After the David Chase series concluded with its breathtaking blackout ending, Gandolfini’s varied film work included comedies such as “In the Loop,” a political satire, and the heartwarming drama “Welcome to the Rileys,” which costarred Kristen Stewart. He voiced the Wild Thing Carol in “Where the Wild Things Are.” In a December 2012 interview with The Associated Press, Gandolfini said he gravitated to acting as a release, a way to get rid of anger. “I don’t know what exactly I was angry about,” he said. “I try to avoid certain things and certain kinds of violence at this point,” he said last year. “I’m getting older, too. I don’t want to be beating people up as much. I don’t want to be beating women up and those kinds of things that much anymore.”

Former TWA Flight 800 investigators want new probe MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Former investigators are pushing to reopen the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet. The New York-to-Paris flight crashed July 17, 1996, minutes after it took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people aboard. The effort to reopen the probe is being made in tandem with the release next month of a documentary that features the testimony of former investigators who raise doubts about the National Transportation Safety Board’s conclusion that the crash was caused by a center fuel tank explosion, probably caused by a spark from a short-circuit in the wiring. “We don’t know who fired the missile,” said Jim Speer, an accident investigator for the Air Line Pilots Association, one of those seeking a new review of the probe. “But we have a lot more confidence that it was a missile.” In a petition filed Wednesday seeking to reopen the probe, they say they have “re-

viewed the FAA radar evidence along with new evidence not available to the NTSB during the official investigation and contend that the NTSB’s probable cause determination is erroneous and should be reconsidered and modified accordingly.” Those calling for a review of the investigation include former NTSB accident investigator Hank Hughes and Bob Young, a former senior accident investigator for the now-defunct TWA. Tom Stalcup, a physicist and co-founder of a group called Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization, also questions the NTSB’s original findings and is featured prominently in the documentary, which is slated to air on the 17th anniversary of the crash next month. The NTSB issued a statement Wednesday saying it was aware of the upcoming documentary. “All petitions for reconsideration are thoroughly reviewed, and a determination is usually made within about 60 days,” spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said. “While the NTSB rarely re-investigates issues that have

already been examined, our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information not previously considered by the board.” She noted the TWA Flight 800 investigation lasted four years. “Investigators took great care reviewing, documenting and analyzing facts and data and held a five-day hearing to gather additional facts before determining the probable cause of the accident during a two-day board meeting.” Robert Francis, the former vice chairman of the NTSB who headed the investigation, declined to comment. Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom, who headed the criminal probe after the crash, denied claims of a cover-up by the government, saying investigators “took very seriously the idea that a missile could have shot down the plane.” Speaking on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Kallstrom said they “did an exhaustive investigation,” recovering 97 percent of the airplane from the Atlantic Ocean.

Fed suggests it’s closer to slowing bond purchases WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that could send interest rates higher, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program this year and end it next year because the economy is strengthening. The Fed’s purchases of Treasury and mortgage bonds have helped keep long-term interest rates at record lows. A pullback in its extraordinary $85 billion-a-month program would likely mean higher rates on mortgages and other consumer and business loans. Anticipating higher rates, investors reacted Wednesday by selling both stocks and bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 206 points. The yield on the 10year Treasury note rose to 2.35 percent. In early May, it was 1.63 percent. Investors have been selling bonds and driving up yields since last month after vague signals from the Fed that higher long-term rates might be coming. After a two-day policy meeting, the Fed upgraded its outlook for unemployment and economic growth. In a statement, the Fed said the “downside risks to the outlook” had diminished since fall. Fed members voted to continue the pace of the bond-buying program for now. At a news conference afterward, Bernanke said the Fed would slow its bond buying later this year as long as the economy sustained its improvement. He said the pullback in purchases would occur in “measured steps” and could end by the middle of 2014. By then, he thinks unemployment will be around 7 percent. Asked why the Fed’s statement made no mention of scaling back the bond purchases, Bernanke said he had been “deputized” to clarify the Fed’s policy and how it might vary depending on the economy’s health. He likened any reduction in the Fed’s bond purchases to a driver letting up on a gas pedal rather than applying the brakes. He stressed that even after the Fed ends its bond purchases, it will continue to maintain its vast investment portfolio, which will help keep long-term rates down.


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This Evening • The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio offers an educational series at 7523 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, at 6 p.m. For more information, call (937) 233-2500 or (800) 360-3296. • The Minster-New Bremen Right to Life group meets at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Rectory basement, Minster. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts the Lego Builder’s Club for chldren of all ages from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Creations will be displayed until the following week.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

Friday Evening • Free at Last, a program designed to break the chains of addiction, meets at the Lockington United Methodist Church, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call 726-3636. • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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• The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., host the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167.

Monday Evening • Versailles Health Care Center offers a free Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and rehab to people considering joint replacement. For information, call (937) 526-0130. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

Smiling chicks Winners of the Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days pageants are all smiles during the Versailles event recently. Top: Miss Chick 2013 Lauren Gehret (center) is daughter of Ron and Mary Gehret. At left is first runnerup Kristi Collins, daughter of Brian and Tammy Collins. Second runner-up is Jaclyn Lawrence, daughter of Steve and Darlene Lawrence. All are from Versailles. Bottom: 2013 Little Miss Poultry Days is Alivia Addis (center), 5, daughter of Larry and Amy Addis, of Greenville. First runner-up is Molly Phelan (right), 6, daughter of Todd and Marti Phelan, of Versailles. Second runner-up is Isabella Kilburn, 5, daughter of Cory and Joanna Kilburn, of Versailles.

Link arts scholarship deadline July 15 Shelby County residents pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Master of Fine Arts are eligible to apply for the Dr. Edward and Anne Link Scholarship. Applications for the $1,500 scholarship must be submitted by July 15. Eligible students must have completed at least one year of college and have a college grade point average of at least 3.0. Majors in the visual or performing arts will typically qualify. Contact the Commu-

nity Foundation of Shelby County office with questions about eligible majors. This scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation, was established through a gift from Dr. Edward and Anne Link. Anne, a potter and owner of Walnut Hill Pottery, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College for Women. She taught in Cleveland and Milwaukee before locating in Sidney. The late Edward ob-

tained his medical degree from Marquette Medical School. He served Shelby County residents as a family practitioner for 40 years Online applications are available through the Community Foundation website at www.c o m m fo un.c o m . On the home page, applicants can click the Dr. Edward and Anne Link Scholarship to open the application. Contact the Community Foundation office for information at 4977800.

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COLUMBUS — More than 170 Ohioans died in 2012 when a lifesaving organ could not be found in time for transplant. Wilson Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by Donate Life Ohio, the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ohio Department of Health’s Second Chance Trust Fund for taking action to reduce that number during 2013. The hospital was named a Gold Partner in the Small Hospital category of the Hospital 2012-2013 Champions program, aimed at increasing organ, eye and tissue donor registration. Wilson Memorial and 56 other Ohio hospitals were recognized during the 2013 OHA Annual Meeting. “Currently, more than 118,000 people nationwide – more than 3,400 of them from Ohio – await a lifesaving organ transplant,” said Dr. Ted Wymyslo, director of the Ohio Department of Health. “By registering new donors and sharing this lifesaving message through the Hospital Champions program, Wilson Memorial is saving lives and helping to reduce the time critically ill patients must wait for a second chance at life.” Wilson Memorial hosted registration events, raised public awareness and spread the lifesaving message of donation throughout the community. “We took advantage of every opportunity we had to share information, register new donors and provide information about organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Margo O’Leary, Wilson Memorial’s director of marketing and public relations. “The more times people hear our message, the more likely they are to take action and become a registered donor.” The lack of registered donors in America results in a tragic loss of life every day, but there is a known solution. “By registering as a donor, you have the unique opportunity to give hope to the 3,400 Ohioans awaiting life-saving transplants,” said Tom Boecker, president and CEO of Wilson Memorial. “The need is real and occurring in our very own community. Wilson Memorial is proud to be recognized as a Hospital Champion, but more importantly, we are proud to raise the level of awareness throughout our communities about this very important cause.” “Today, we commend Wilson Memorial for their advocacy on behalf of donation and congratulate the organization for earning gold status in this statewide program,” said Mike Abrams, OHA president and CEO. “We are thrilled to have their return participation in the 2013-2014 program and look forward to working with the hospital to extend this important message in the year ahead.”

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TODAY • The Shelby County Historical Society hosts a cemetery tour in Graceland Cemetery at 7 p.m. The focus will be local Civil War dead. Free. • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents its summer solstice concert with Brian Keith Wallen at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. (937) 698-6493. • The Holland Theatre, 127 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine, presents “Our Town,” a play by Thornton Wilder, tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students and senior citizens, $7 children under 12. (937) 592-9002 or at • The Arthritis Foundation’s Dayton Arthritis Expo begins at 4 p.m. at Southview Medical Center, 1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton. The Arthritis Walk begins there at 7 p.m. For information, visit • The New Knoxville Library presents Blaine Kohler, of Village Green, from 6 to 7 p.m. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Ward Bell Acoustic in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY The American • Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts Dan’s Steak Fry Dinner & Dance. Dinner is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dance, with music by Ed Klimczak, is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $14 per person includes meal of steak, baked potato, salad, dessert, beer, wine, soda and coffee.


Open to public. Reservations recommended at (937) 287-4275. • Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 606 Park St., hosts Fantastic Friday beginning at 6 p.m. Music, games, refreshments for all ages, preschool to adult. Musicians should take instruments to play. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Stranger in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free. • The Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., screens the movie, “Jimmy,” at 3 and 7 p.m. A discussion with the film’s music director, Rob Pottorf, follows. $5 at the door. • The Sidney Civic Band presents a free concert on the courtsquare at 7 p.m. Take a lawn chair. Rain location is First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. Free. • The Maria Stein Countryfest runs today through Sunday. Aerialist performances, tractors, food, music, games, parade, wood carving, contests, raffles.

SATURDAY • Tipp Roller Mill Theater, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, presents Razzmatazz & Jazz in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 for students K-12. (937) 667-3696. • Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. performs in concert at the Lost in the ’50s Diner, 1533 Celina Road, St. Marys at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door. (567) 712-0107. The New Knoxville Library will have a pony on site for visits from 10 a.m. to noon.

ater Association presents “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths,” in the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Dayton at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $36 and up. (888) 228-3630 or online at

MONDAY • The New Bremen Library presents magician Gordon Russ in a 45-minute performance at 1 p.m. Free. • The New Knoxville Public Library hosts a Scrabble challenge at the New Knoxville Shelter House at 5:30 p.m. To register, call (419) 7532724. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers a Grassie Gertie craft for children in kindergarten and older at 1 p.m. (advance registration required) and presents magician Gordon Russ at 6 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY • Today is the deadline for reservations for the Tipp City Players’ dinner theater production, “The Niftie Fifties,” to be presented June 2729 at 6 p.m. in the Tipp City Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City. Tickets: $20. Reserve by calling (937) 667-7469. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers a picture-frame flower craft to children in grade 3 and older at 3 p.m. Advance registration required.


• Seniormark presents a workshop, “Solving the Medicare Puzzle,” in its office, 1385 Stonycreek Road, Troy, at 5 p.m. To regisSUNDAY • The Victoria The- ter, call 492-8800.

Messer, Alexander wed Ashley Nicole Messer and Thomas Charles Alexander II, both of Sidney, were united in marriage June 1, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sidney First United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Bonita Nicodemus, of Sidney, and the late Randy Messer. Her grandparents are Paul Shannon and the late Viola Shannon. The bridegroom is the son of Mindy and Shane Davis, of Temple, Texas, and Thomas Alexander, of Sidney. His grandparents are Robert and Jimmie Alexander, Pam Alexander and Steve Hershey, and Bonnie Mensch. The Rev. Eileen Hix officiated. Cheryl Christman was the musician. Given in marriage by her mother, the bride wore a white, capsleeved, satin, sidedraped, A-line gown with a sweetheart bodice covered in beaded lace. She wore a white flower headpiece with a birdcage veil and carried a

BOERGER FORT LORAMIE — Keith and Brandie Boerger, of Fort Loramie, have announced the birth of a daughter, Preslee Lynn Boerger, born June 5, 2013, at 12:22 p.m., in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Ace Boerger, 5, and Stryker Boerger, 2. Her maternal grandparents are Kyle and Nancy Plattner, of Fort Loramie. Her paternal grandparents are Tom and Jeanne Boerger, of Fort Loramie. Her great-grandparents are Emerita Boerger and Arlene Hartings, both of Fort Loramie, Norma Bergman, of Botkins, and Ralph and Bev Plattner, of New Bremen. Her mother is the former Brandie Plattner, of Fort Loramie. LENZ HILLIARD — Dustin and Brittiny Lenz, of Hilliard, have announced the birth of a son, Grayden Richard Lenz, born June 3, 2013, at 8:02 a.m. in the Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin. He weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Addilyn Lenz, 2. His maternal grandparents are Joe Dunlap and Trina Dunlap, both of Hilliard. His paternal grandparents are Dick and Dixie Lenz, of Sidney. His great-grandmother is Martha Campbell, of Apache Junction, Ariz. His mother is the former Brittiny Dunlap, of Worthington.


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Mr. and Mrs. Alexander bouquet of coral and white gerbera daisies and peonies. Lindsey Freistuhler served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Alexander, sister of the bridegroom, Courtney Nicodemus, sister of the bride, and Chelsea Stammen, cousin of the bride. Hailey Messer, niece of the bride, and Savannah Alexander, sister of the bridegroom, were flower girls. The attendants wore short, crinkle-chiffon dresses with coral-colored front cascades. They carried bouquets of white gerbera daisies and

baby’s breath. Freistuhler Kevin served as best man. Groomsmen were Joseph Alexander, brother of the bridegroom, Roger Woods and Jared Heitman. Hunter Messer, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. The mother of the bride wore a knee-length dress featuring a black skirt and silver-beaded bodice. The mother of the bridegroom wore a kneesilver-colored length, dress. A reception at the Copeland IUE hall in Sidney followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and reside in Sidney. The bride graduated from Sidney High School in 2008 and from Edison State Community College in 2012. She is employed by Wilson Care LLC as a certified medical assistant. The bridegroom is a 2008 graduate of Sidney High School. He is employed by NKP as a yard jockey. The couple were high school sweethearts.

Karg, Burchett share rites Megan Elizabeth Karg and Andrew J. Burchett, both of Sidney, were united in marriage June 15, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Sidney. The bride is the daughter of Denise and Jim Karg, of Urbana. Her grandparents are Marlene and Phillip Smith. The bridegroom is the son of Susan Burchett, of Sidney. The Rev. Aaron Gerlach officiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her

father. Caitlin Karg was the flower girl. Lucas and Brycen Karg were ring bearers. A reception at the Sidney Boat Club followed the ceremony. The couple reside in Sidney. The bride earned her GED in 2009 and graduated from Clark State Community College in 2010. She is a homemaker. The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Sidney High School. He is employed by Apex Aluminum in Piqua.

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KUETHER MINSTER — Jim and Becca Kuether, of Minster, have announced the birth of triplet daughters, born May 31, 2013, in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Ashlee was born at 7:50 a.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Emilee was born at 7:51 a.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Kylee was born at 7:52 a.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 17 1/2 inches long. The girls were welcomed home by their brother, Adam, 6, and their sister, Grace, 4. Their maternal grandparents are Jay and Debbie Berkey, of Fort Loramie. Their paternal grandparents are Jim and Martha Kuether, of Yorkshire. Their mother is the former Becca Berkey, of Fort Loramie.

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Opening night Ryan Covington (l-r), Melinda Smith, Teresa Covington and Jaclyn Covington, all of Sidney, perform near a banner made by Jaclyn to promote the upcoming screening of the movie, “Monsters University,” at the Auto Vue Drive-In Theatre. The theatre will show the film Friday, on its first day of release, Saturday and June 28 and 29. It is unusual for a drive-in theater to get the rights to run a movie on its opening day of release. Gates open at 8:30 p.m. The movie will begin at about 9:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults. Children 11 and younger are admitted free.



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point average of 3.40 or Preston, Mitchell Alan greater and must have Fannon, Phillip James Kent State U. completed 12 or more Cook. Minster: Wesley TerKENT — April Clem, credit hours. ence of Port Jefferson, CassanOhio University Carder.Stueve, Ashlee A. dra Dulworth, of Sidney, ATHENS — Ohio UniFort Loramie: Alexis and Elicia Woodrum, of DeGraff, were named to versity has announced the Renee Magoto. Anna: Jenna Marie the Kent State University names of students on the dean’s list for spring quarFreisthler. dean’s list for the spring ter. New Bremen: Teri semester. Local students were: Lynn Ewing. To be named to the Sidney: Amanda Marie Versailles: Marisa Kay dean’s list, students must Siwek, Katelyn Grace Coons. have achieved a grade

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Reaping the benefits of Christian parenting “Train up a hearts. The child in the way rocky soil reprehe should go sents those who (and in keeping hear the meswith his individsage and receive ual gift or bent), it with joy. But and when he is like young old he will not plants in such depart from it.” soil, their roots Your (Proverbs 22:6) don’t go very Children are pastor deep. At first precious to the they get along speaks fine, Lord. Parents but they need to do all The Rev. Jim wilt as soon as Johnson they can to prothey have probtect, train and lems or are pernurture them so they secuted because they can reach their Christian believe the word. The potential. thorny ground repreChildren start life as a sents those who hear seed which needs to be and accept the Good planted in good ground, News, but all too quickly which would be the the message is crowded Christian home in which out by the cares of this they are to be brought life and the lure of up. Parents need to dedi- wealth, so no crop is procate their home to the duced. The good soil repLord and be in right re- resents the hearts of lationship with the Lord those who truly accept to properly bring up God’s message and protheir children. duce a huge harvest — Home important thirty, sixty, or even a The home is the most hundred times as much important place for chil- as had been planted.” dren. It is more impor- (Matthew 13:18-23) Word of God tant than a day care, The first thing that preschool, Sunday school or church. Children need keeps children from the love and security of a growing up the way they good Christian home to should go is not learning grow up and become all the Word of God. Children need to learn the that they can be. In Matthew 13 is the Word of God at home. parable of the sower and Parents need to model the seed. It has lessons the Word of God in their that apply to the up- homes. This focus on the bringing of children. It Word of Life needs to be describes three things supplemented by their interfere with being in a right church, that school and bringing up children in a Sunday Christian home: “Now Christian school, like here is the explanation Sidney’s Christian Acadof the story I told about emy. Children need to see the farmer sowing grain. The seed that fell on the Christian precepts reinhard path represents forced on a persistent those who hear the Good and consistent basis in News about the King- the home. Parents need dom and don’t under- to demonstrate their stand it. Then the evil faith seven days a week, one comes and snatches not only on Sundays. the seed away from their They need to help their

children develop strong roots for their developing faith so that when they need that strength that only the Lord can provide it will be there. Parents also need to protect their children from contamination from worldliness. Children should be protected from, not immersed in, continually changing secular humanism. They need to be protected from those forces which would introduce them to and indoctrinate them with ungodly precepts and encourage them to indulge carnality. Too many schools today are indoctrinating children to challenge biblical values, to do whatever stimulates their senses, and to encourage everyone to live to satisfy their flesh, totally ignoring spirituality. They even provide children with birth control devices and teach them sexual practices, which encourage ungodly lifestyles.

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queen and my community.” The National Secular Society, which had lobbied for removing the reference to religion from the pledge, welcomed the news. Campaigns manager Stephen Evans said it was a “hugely positive and welcome development” that would make the organization more inclusive and relevant. Girlguiding is part of the global scouting movement established by Robert Baden-Powell. The World Organization of the Scout Movement now claims more than 30 million male and female members in 161 countries. There have been controversies in other countries as well. In 2010, Canada’s Girl Guides changed their promise from a pledge to be true “to myself, my God and Canada” — or the alternative “myself, my faith and Canada” — to “myself, my beliefs and Canada.” In America, the Girl Scouts have been entangled in the culture wars as far back as the 1970s, when some conservatives became irked by the prominence of feminists such as Betty Friedan in the organization’s leadership. In 1993, Christian conservatives were angered when the Girl Scouts formalized a policy allowing girls to substitute another word for “God” — such as Allah or Buddha — in the Girl Scout promise that reads: “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country.”


Best option I know that the best educational option for Christian parents today is the Christian school. I thank God that there are schools like Christian Academy to work with parents in bringing up their children in godly ways. And I am thankful for churches that help sponsor children there. More churches need to help sponsor their children there. Bringing up Christian children doesn’t just happen. It takes work. It takes a Christian community to bring up Christian children. When that happens, we have a stronger society and we will reap longrange benefits that will make our world better than we could ever imagine.

I was professionally trained to be a secular educator. I have earned associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. I know what is happening in secular education today. I have worked in education from elementary school through college levels. My perspective is based on formal training and professional experience. I know that public education by the government is dangerous to children. By the grace of God, I was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit and God showed me how dangerous public schools The writer is the pasare for children today. tor of Word of Life MinUnfortunately, many istries.

UK Girl Guides drop reference to God in pledge LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Girl Guides have dropped a reference to God in their pledge. Gone is the reference to loving God, replaced by a call to “be true to myself and develop my beliefs.” The new pledge unveiled Wednesday does retain a reference to serving the queen. The long established British scouting organization — officially named Girlguiding — says some 44,000 people responded to a call for consultations on the new pledge. Chief Guide Gill Slocombe says she hopes the change will encourage more girls to join. “We knew that some people found our Promise confusing on this point and that it discouraged some girls and volunteers from joining us,” she said. “We hope that the new wording will help us reach out to girls and women who might not have considered guiding before — so that even more girls can benefit from everything guiding can offer.” The pledge was last changed in 1994. The reference to God dates back to the founding of the Girl Guides in 1910. Earlier changes had been designed to make the pledge acceptable to people of many faiths, and now it has been changed in a way designed to keep nonreligious girls (and their parents) from feeling excluded. In another nod to changing times, the promise “to serve my queen and my country” has been altered to “serve the

marginal Christians have supported public education and given them a blank check to do whatever they want to do in the name of secular enlightenment. Too many professional educators are unaware of the spiritual consequences of children being moved through their schools today. When the Lord brought me to Ohio about 25 years ago, he placed me in Sidney Christian School. I taught there and helped administer the school. I also have had experience in Christian schools in Dayton, Greenville and Lima. And I have had a Christian school at my church for those in my church who could not afford tuition at the Christian school.

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New Hope United Methodist New Hope United Methodist Church will host its vacation Bible school Sunday through June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The theme of this year’s program is “Kingdom Rock.” Each evening, there will be music, games, Bible adventures, an imagination station, and refreshments. All children ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to attend. The church is located at 8985 Mason Road, at the corner of Mason and Patterson-Halpin roads. For more information, contact the church at 4930065.

Pasco United Methodist PASCO — The Pasco United Methodist Church will host a summer Bible school for children 4 years through sixth grade, July 14-18. Sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and include music, crafts, games, Bible stories and snacks. The theme is “Kingdom Rock.” The grand finale, open to the public, will be July 21 at 10:30 a.m., at which children will demonstrate what they have created and learned. A meal will follow the finale. To register children for summer Bible school, call 492-4986.

First Church of the Nazarene Sidney First Church of the Nazarene, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave., will host vacation Bible school for children 3 years old through sixth grade Monday through June 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme will be “World Tour.” Advance registration is requested by calling 492-4492.

Petersburg Parishes plan benefit dinner RHINE — The Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes will host the Petersburg Cares Benefit Dinner on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned St. Lawrence Hall, Rhine. The meal includes an assortment of hot and cold appetizers, salad made with artisanal lettuces, and homemade breads with local jams and jellies. The entree is the diner’s choice of chicken scaparelli (chicken breasts and Phil Cummons’ homemade Italian sausage, cooked with peppers, potatoes, and herbs) or slow-cooked barbecued beef brisket served with asiago cheese mashed potatoes. Dinner concludes with homemade cheesecake and seasonal fruits. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations and payments must be made at the St. Joseph (Wapakoneta) or Immaculate Conception/St. Lawrence (Botkins) church offices by today. Seating is limited. Diners are encouraged to bring a gift card for Petersburg Cares, and their names will be placed in a

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‘I Love America’ set VERSAILLES — The community is invited to the sixth annual “I Love America” celebration of faith and freedom June 30 at the Versailles Christian Church, 105 W. Ward St. Two identical celebrations will be held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. “I Love America” will include patriotic music, a military honor guard, and a message, “What God Expects of Amer-

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ica,” by the Rev. Dennis J. Wheeler. Kids Club, for children preschool through fifth grade, and nursery care for children through age 2, are available at both celebration times. Cafe 105 will serve freshly brewed coffee, punch and home-baked goodies in The Gathering Place before each service.

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Residents invited to weigh in on pool ordinance BY KATHY LEESE ANNA — Anna officials want residents of the village to have a chance to speak out regarding amending an ordinance concerning the use of swimming pools on their property, including wading pools often used by small children. Village Administrator Nancy Benroth said the issue of fencing needs to be addressed. “The current ordinance requires fencing for all pools,” Benroth said. “With people having temporary pools, they may have one this year but not the next and don’t feel they need to install a permanent structure such as a fence. Swimming pools also include wading pools at this time. “With the summer season here, we would like to get the information out about the possible change, but would like to hear any concerns from residents before we do so. We would like to pass it (amended ordinance) after two read-


ings as an emergency, so it will be effective soon.” The amendment states that swimming pools affected include “any structure constructed or placed below or above ground which contains water in excess of 24 inches and is suitable and utilized for swimming.” The amendment will also include wading pools. Benroth stated that the issue came up after citizens expressed concerns “about neighbors having the bigger, blue, air-filled pools that are about 4 feet high. They were concerned about drowning and if fencing was required. Letters were sent to all residents that had temporary (or) storable pools about complying with the fencing issue. Permanent pools have always required a fence. “Needless to say, some of these owners have had their pools for four or five years and a fence was never required. They all stated that when not in use, they remove the ladders and could not see

going to the expense of erecting costly fences. I then decided that since there (were) concerns from both sides, the matter should be discussed by the Planning Commission and they recommended it be brought to council and council recommended that the public be made aware of it before any changes took place.” The first reading on the amendment took place June 11, “but the residents weren’t fully aware of it, so the next meeting is scheduled for June 25 at 7 p.m. and we’d like to get the word out for any to express their opinion.” If the ordinance is passed, residents with a pool will be required to have a 6-foot fence and follow the fencing zoning, Benroth stated. “Fences and pools will require a permit,” Benroth noted, and while storable or temporary pools will not require a permit, the owners of temporary or storable pools “must contact the (village) office with a

written statement on how they plan on securing their pool when not in use. These will be kept on file for each pool owner.” Benroth, who is also the zoning administrator for the village, will be going around the village to make sure that local residents are in compliance with the ordinance, if it passes. There will also be a penalty for those who violate the ordinance. “Any zoning code violation has a penalty of a fine not more than $500 or 30 days in jail or both. Each day constitutes a separate violation,” she said. Residents are being encouraged to attend the next Village Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall if they have concerns or want to express their opinion about the proposed amendment to the ordinance. Council is expected to vote on the ordinance that night after hearing from village residents.


Anna High School ANNA — Anna High School has announced its honor roll for the March 23-May 23 grading period.

Juston Byrd, Tyler McKee, Andrea Shuster, Ross Pulfer, Jacob Bice and Hannah Eilerman.

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4.0 Emily Cavinder, Jordan Jurosic, Kirsten Angus, Nathan Watercutter, James Withrow, Jonathan Berning, Mary Buehler, Bonnie Altstaetter and Sarah Steinbrunner. 3.99-3.5 Gabriel Rhodehamel, Rachel Berning, Nicholas Bice, ChristoHollenbacher, pher Kiefer Bertsch, Allison Harris, Kody Williamson, Michael Omlor, Michalia Heitkamp, Gabriel Ellis, Ashley Littlefield, Jacob Dodds, Ryan Counts, Cayla Bensman, Alex Albers, Whitney King, Anne Marie Goettemoeller, John Cain, Daniel Burd, Karinne Lotz, Jonathon Nolte, Matthew Bruce, Chandler Bensman, Jessica Witer, Kylie Comer, Nathan Arling, Nicole Barga, Erin Inman and Amber Balling. 3.49-3.0 Jordan Suthers Bridget Hoehne, Spencer Ludington, Luke Stepler, Brittnee Axe, Derek Scoggin, Evan Romie, Courtney Esser, Trevor Robbins, Shaun Wenrick, Jennifer Larger, Luke Gaier, Hannah Albers, Nicole Meyer, Shane Grieves, Elizabeth Hageman, Aubrey Lyme, Chandler Cotterman, Grant Glover, Dakota Denny, Jared Bettinger, Hollie

4.0 Kendel Strasser, Carter Bensman, Micaela Ellis, Jessica Hamberg, Joshua Robinson, Adam Berning, Courtney Landis, Jodie Schmitmeyer, Leah Richard, Nicholas Doseck, Aaron Sloan and Curtis Sloan. Brayden Cates, Andrew Schmidt, Dominic Becker, Derek Steinke, Chloe Egbert, Katelyn Brunswick, Amy Albers, Haley Steinbrunner, William Harmon, Kiarra Ibarra, Ellen Fogt, Lora Berning, Paige Stephens, Jule Gephart, Joel Albers, Collin Blackford, Jesse Greer, Alisha Marshal and Caleb Withrow. 3.49-3.0 Nicholas Ihle, Kylie Keener, Samuel Homans, Briana King, Alex Brunswick, Kyle Baumer, Devin Homan, Liza Platfoot, Dustin Belcher, Shelbie Albers, Megan Fogt, Samantha Heitkamp, Chance Barnhart, Isaiah Burton, Travis Grieves, Jared Standley and Brian Wilt.

4.0 Nicole Smith, Elizabeth Landis, Avery Bensman, Robert Ehemann, Jennifer Robinson, Kristin Grimes, Allison Witer, Nathan Stiefel, Bailey McKinney, Mindy Schmitmeyer, Jenna Harshbarger, Ryan Bertke, Kyle Wuebker, Berning, Rebecca Christina VanFossen, Mackenzie Wells, Hannah Aufderhaar, Alexis Phillips, Nicholas Bulle, Nathan Bulle and Damien Connelley. 3.99-3.5 Keith Hoying, Nicole Barhorst, Tessa Beatty, Paige Shonk, Robert Boyd, Rachel Gehret, Courtney Doseck, Sara Kettler, Korash Assani, Ashley Dentinger, Baylee Noble, Morgan Brunswick, Eric Heidemann, Joseph Berning, Sarah Bettinger, Blake Stephens, Raquel Bollheimer, Erika Homan, Stratton Briggs, Alexander Krauss, Chelsea Kerns, Luke Albers and Carter Huelskamp. 3.49-3.0 Levi Zelaski, Carmen Baker, Connor Rioch, Kain Luthman, Hunter Knouff, Cody Flesher, Holly Boyd, Megan Heitmeyer, Paige Richard, Matthew Knutson, Ian Douglas, Lindsey Whited, Weston Bensman, Ryan Bornhorst, Caileigh Kirtley,

Seniors 4.0 Jessica Hoying, Courtney Littlefield, Alissa Brown, Sydney Rioch, Summer McCracken, Emily Watercutter, Amanda Meyer, Douglas Murray, Kayla Blankenship, Kelli Ehe-

mann, Hayley Richard, Madison Brinkman, Zachary Hess, Elizabeth Wells and Austin Liess. 3.99-3.5 Ryan Smith, Rachel Christman, Gage Uderman, Erica Luthman, Morgan Bornhorst, Bradley Boyd, Natalie Billing, Kathryn Latimer, Stewart Watkins, Saki Ishiga, Shawnie Rump, Matthew Lindsey, Benjamin Kettler, Victoria Bruns, Katelyn Niekamp, Courtney Inman, Kayla Dennis, Leah Bettinger, Brandon Maurer, Rebekka Ashley Bensman, Michael, Craig Berning, Emily Christman, Chandon Williams, Erica Huber, Dominic Altstaetter, Luke Cummings, Kaila Cotterman, Brandon Liess and Natasha Osborne. 3.49-3.0 Hunter Zelaski, Benjamin Wuebker, Jacob Unum, Kristen Smith, Cameron Day, Kaitlin Holt, Nicholas Bertke, Preston Cummings, Victoria Adamson, Keavash Assani, Dustin Poeppelman, Dylan Wells, Jesse Grilliot, Anthony Kipp and Abby Wood.



Anna Middle School ANNA — Anna Middle School Honor has announced its honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year.

Sixth grade 4.0 Claire Bensman, Griffin Doseck, Nathan Edelmann, Carter Elliott, Emma Meyer, Jacob Osborne, Georgia Platfoot, Ben Schmitmeyer, Jarred Seigle, Lauren Stephens, Alexia Wells, Sierra Williams and Tyler Zimpfer. 3.99-3.50 Ashleigh Jurosic, Hannah Shoemaker, Elizabeth Witer, Abigail Counts, Jake Kovacs, Andrew Scully, Lindsey Barhorst, James JD Spiceland, Rachel Tufts, Madison Boerger, Isaac Dodds, Devan O’Connell, Olivia Pulfer, Alex Bruggeman, Taylor Kauffman, Christian Klinker, Joshua Madden and Geran Wagle. 3.49-3.0 Natalie Moeller, Bowersock, Cameron Rana Edwards, Jacob Fogt, Kelsey Hess, Isaac Rindler, Tayler Robbins, Kelsey Underwood, JenBlackburn, nifer McKenzie Bertsch, Alicia Brunswick, Evan ArMackenzie gabright, Cummings, Kelsie McKinney, Shana Roe, Taylor Spence, Brayden Collier, Evan Deiters, Zachary Goguen, Brady Hanes, Bradly Haynes Brooke Haynes, Courtney Hoehne, Emily Holt, Breah Kuck, Grace Maurer, Colton Nanik, Poeppelman, Lucas Samuel Sharp, Susan Smith, Dawson VanHorn and Kierstyn Williamson.

Seventh grade 4.0 Emily Aufderhaar, Kirsten Brunswick, Allison Cisco, Rebekah Emerson, Theresa Flood, Abigail Gaydosh Ashley Landis, Nicholas Nowlin, Riley Osborn, Rachel Shoemaker, Kadyn Smith and Alexa Wuebker. 3.99-3.50 Allison Bertke, Ethan Burd, Carly Becker, Lexi Belcher, Logan Cathcart, Emma Freytag, Jessica Haywood, Travis Meyer, Mackenzie Scully Wyatt Bensman, Macey Richard, Zachary White, Paige Wiktorowski, Savanna Manger, Macey Huelskamp, Sarah Layman, Bailey Luthman, Linda Perkins, Gracen Rogers, Nicole Stoll, Kacey Pulfer, Alex Rose, Derek Coverstone, Carley

King, Taylor Muter, Jane Homans, Emily Albers, Dylan Berner, Luke Berning, Zane Briggs and Stephanie Esser. 3.49-3.0 Paige Harvey, Hallie Bates, Evan Bensman, Mackenzie Herbert, Caleb Kauffman, Andrew Meyer, Noah Samantha Rioch, Schulze, Jarod Moore, Kara Steinke, Austin Barhorst, Alex Bertke, Donald Goguen, Dallas Poeppelman, Rylie Edwards, Austin Fogt, Trevor Grieves, Zoey Griffith, Patrick Toller, Andrew Balling, Nichole Dominic Blackford, Bolin, Ashley Heitkamp, Antonio Hornung, Tyler Schiflett, Seth Stiefel and Nicholas Tomanelli.

Eighth grade 4.0 Aaron Brautigam, Anthony Edelmann, Briana Fanaff, Nathan Frilling, Krista Gehret, Owen Michael, Zachary Noll, Nathaniel Osborne, Nathan Poeppelman, Taylor Schmidt, Andrew Shoemaker, Baylee Sommer, Claire Spicer and Colin Wuebker. 3.99-3.5 Jace Standley, Audrey Barhorst, Isaac Bensman, Joseph Cummings, Jesse Egbert, Brook Gaydosh, Tara Neer, Evan Bruggeman, Kyle Christman, Chloe Spence, Kelsey Meyer, Madison Weiskittel, Erik Berning, Erin Bremke, Courtney Hollenbacher, Alisha Holtzapple, Zachery Barga, Allison McCumons, Joel Seger, Sarah Foltz, Erik Shelton, Brooke Gephart, Austin Hanes, Lucas Huber, Logan Konst, Olivia Maurer, Laura Ontrop, Jordan Richards, Alyssa Withrow and Ashlie York. 3.49-3.0 Trey Cates, Derek Elliott, Lindsey Mitchell, Jordan Wells, Natalie Berning, Troy Rindler, Ashtin Barnes, Joel Gaier, Camron Layman, Brandon Buck, Zachary Heitkamp, Melyssa Homan, Korteney Kitchen, Alexander McKee, Sidney Sasko, Peyton Hennessey, Jacob Berning, Steven Wells, Bradley Axe, Lauren Boshears, Caitlyn Millhouse, Zachary Watren, Ezra Wilcox, Elizabeth Bremke, Matthew Burden, Kennedey Glover, Sarah Jones, Jolene Moore, Clarissa Nanik, Leona Roe, Katie Thomas, Landon VanHorn and Lydia Zimpfer.


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ANNA — A brother and sister from Shelby County have received special recognition at The Ohio State University. Derek and Summer McCracken, children of Jim and Elaine McCracken, of Anna, have gained the recognition. Derek was one of 20 nominees to win the Outstanding Activities Awards for seniors in



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CAROL JONES, of Botkins, leads a Move-n-Groove class at the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County recently. Jones was surprised with a gift of Shelby County Transit tokens from Comfort Keepers. She is visually impaired and relies on the transit system to get to the center for the classes twice each week. According to Lisa Hube-Grimes, of Comfort Keepers, a Comfort Keepers client had bequested an amount in her will to benefit senior citizens. Grimes and Senior Center Director Eileen Wiseman decided to use the funds to assist Jones.

Center changes hours for summer The Senior Center board voted during its June 7 meeting to change open hours at the center, 301 S. West Ave., from July 1 though Sept. 30. Summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Beginning Oct. 1, the center will be open until 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Director Eileen Wiseman reported that in May, volunteers donated 351 1/2 hours of time to the center; there were 972 members as of the end of May, including eight new members; there were no deaths in May. Sidney City Manager Mark Cundiff reported that Phase 2 of the Wapakoneta Avenue street project is progressing, and businesses along

the street are open. He also discussed GOBA. Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst reported that sidewalks are being repaired at the old jail and the annex building and that the county has received money from casino operations in the state. It was reported that 200 people attend Senior Day; Kenlei Immel and Riley Rosengarten have been hired to teach aqua aerobics; exercise equipment has been donated by Doug and Vicki Peltier and moved at no charge by Hughes; a record number, 86, people participated in the latest blood donation drive; Rhonda Keister has replaced John Laws on the Senior Center Foundation board; and the following people have been appointed to committees:

New Bremen seniors to meet NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen senior citizens will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the center, 700 E. Monroe St. Members are from Mercer, Shelby, Darke and Auglaize counties. New members and guests are always welcome. Entertainment will be provided by Walt Schmitmeyer and Rita Heitkamp, honoring seven couples having milestone anniversaries. Joint Township Hospital nurses will do osteoporosis screening, blood pressure checks and pulse ox screens beginning at 1 p.m. The following officers will be installed: Presi-

dent Carl Hoehne, Vice President Joyce Ward, Secretary Sue Walte, Treasurer Sue Heuker. The three trustees are Lowell Quellhorst, three-year term; Ed Heuker, two-year term; Don Wolters, one-year term. Serving on the June lunch committee will be Harlan Stangel, Mary Hespe and Lawrence and Marlene Egbert. An attendance prize of $30 dollars will be awarded if member is present, and bingo will conclude the afternoon. For hall rental, call Heuker at (419) 6292206. For quilting information, call Mary Hespe at (419) 629-0704. For membership information, call Hoehne at

Supper program set ST. MARYS — Otterbein St. Marys and the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will offer a senior supper hour program in the Meyer Room of Otterbein St. Marys, 1230 State Route 364, June 27. A free blood pressure clinic will begin at 4 p.m. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. A program by Fred Wiswell, executive director, and Rita Hilty, marketing director of Otterbein St. Marys, “100 Years of Otterbein” will begin at 5:45 p.m. Tickets cost $7. For information, call (419) 394-3335, ext.1128.

Steve Schroeder, Facilities; Steve Apple, Finance and Billiards; Dottie Lewis, Program and Services; Barb Cole, Activities and Events. Dorothy Love Retirement Community provided the entree for the monthly potluck lunch, attended in May by 77 members. Senior Independence handled the serving and Koester Pavilion did blood pressure checks. Mark Snow was the entertainer, Vera Piper offered the prayer, Blanche McClain led the pledge to the flag, Barbara McDermit won the birthday and milestone prizes and Polly Watkins won the attendance prize. Retiring board members Lola Heintz, Janet Born and John Laws received gifts of appreciation.

DAYTON — Seniors across the Miami Valley are being targeted by robotic callers offering free medical alert systems. In fact, one Dayton Better Business Bureau (BBB) staffer’s family has received three of these calls in two weeks. The robocalls take advantage of a famous brand name, “MedicAlert.” At first, the call seems to be from a very friendly, conversational gentleman. But, as the call continues, recipients realize it’s a recording. The call claims everything is paid for and the call is to confirm shipping instruction. The callers say those they are calling have been recommended for the product by a family or relative. friend They’re encouraged to press a button to accept the offer. It’s reported after a consumer presses a button to accept the offer, they quickly receive another call asking for personal information, including credit card numbers. Consumers have reported several different options with these phone calls. In some instances,

“. . . hang up the phone!” John North President/CEO, Dayton Better Business Bureau the prerecorded voice asks the consumer to press 1 to accept; in other cases, to press 5. Consumers in other parts of the country have reported receiving calls from customer service representatives that give the same offer, but hang up the phone when questioned about its validity. No matter what option is offered, the Better Business Bureau warns seniors to hang up the phone. Some BBBs claim this company says it’s associated with the American Heart Association or American Senior Benefits, but it isn’t connected to these organizations. Some consumers told the Dayton BBB that they have accepted the free monitoring system only to find out later they’ve been registered into a service with fees of up to $400 a year.

A Miamisburg man said that when he answered the call, it was a recording from a man claiming to be named John, saying the call recipient had a Medic Alert-style home-monitoring system that’s “pre-paid and scheduled for delivery.” The Miamisburg man said, “The message is designed to convince you that you ordered it, you just have to schedule the delivery . . . It is obviously a scam to prey on helpless seniors.” John North, president and CEO of the BBB serving Dayton and the Miami Valley, said, “These calls are misleading and leave people vulnerable to identity theft. Never give out personal information to unfamiliar companies calling you out of the blue. If an offer sounds to good to be true, hang up the phone. “If you’re interested in pursuing the offer, do your homework and check out the business making the offer. One way to do so is by contacting your Better Business Bureau. You can check out businesses by visiting or calling (800) 776-5301.”

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Jokes, music and ice cream Spittin’ Image and Joy Mader perform for residents of Versailles Health Care Center during a recent Mother’s Day/Father’s Day ice cream social. The health care center celebrated with hand-dipped ice cream sundaes. Tim Wagner, commander of the VFW in Versailles, also attended the event and distributed flags and pins to veterans.

Mom wins as choice for housemate HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — Folks write poems about Mom, name their kids after her and even sport tattoos praising her glory — and now the results of a new national survey should make moms feel even more special. The national poll, commissioned by Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care companies, reveals 70 percent of adult children do not want their parents moving in with them. But if they had to choose, 67 percent (2 out of 3) would overwhelmingly choose to move in their mom over their dad. The poll surveyed more than 1,100 adults, 40 and older with both living parents. Why move in Mom over Dad? Most say Mom would: • Help more than Dad with cooking and cleaning (86 percent). • Help more than Dad with the kids (79 percent). • Be neater (73 percent). • Be a better listener (64 percent). Most say Dad: • Has worse hygiene than Mom (75 percent). • Is more likely than

Mom to say inappropriate things (75 percent). • Is sloppier than Mom (70 percent). • Is lazier than Mom (68 percent). • Would want to control the TV more than Mom (69 percent). Fear Factor When asked what they fear about one or both parents moving in, respondents say: • Not enough room (55 percent). • Lack of privacy (49 percent). • It would cause conflict (46 percent). • They fear they’d have less intimacy/sex with partner (21percent). There’s no place like home Forty-one percent say they would prefer their parents remain in their own homes with caregivers, over moving them into their homes (31 percent) or moving them to assisted living facilities (17percent) or nursing homes (2 percent). More than half (58 percent) believe their aging parents would prefer to stay in their own homes. Money motivator? Two-thirds (66 percent) of those polled say they cannot afford to

move their parents in with them. Yet more than half (51 percent) say they would move them in anyway. And here’s some heartwarming news: 85 percent say money is no motivator — that they would not be more inclined to move parents in if they got more of the inheritance. And more than 3/4 of those polled (76 percent) say they would pay out of their own pockets if their parents needed care. Where’s the plan? The survey reveals children mean to do well by their parents, though many have no game plan whatsoever. Almost 3/4 of respondents (72 percent) say they don’t have a plan for how they’ll care for their aging parents. More than half (54 percent) say they haven’t even had a conversation with their parents about the type of care they want as they age. Who should take care of Mom and Dad? Respondents say this question could cause a family feud. Forty-six percent predict some kind of conflict when deciding how to care for aging parents. Twenty-eight percent expect conflict with a

parent; 25 percent, with a sibling and 11 percent, with a spouse or significant other. So who bears the most responsibility for aging parents? Thirty-two percent say the child that lives closest, 27 percent say the child with the least responsibility, i.e., no spouse or children, 19 percent say the child with the most money and, surprisingly, only 3 percent said the child who got the most growing up. “There can be a lot of conflict in families over how to care for aging parents. Part of the problem is that most families decide about their parents’ care in crisis when it’s too late; emotions take over and it’s difficult to think logically and clearly,” said Larry Meigs, CEO of Visiting Angels. “You need to meet now with your parents and siblings to decide on a solution that appeals to everyone involved.” This online survey was done by a third party and commissioned by Visiting Angels. Survey participants had no affiliation with Visiting Angels. The survey included 1,118 respondents: 776 women, 342 men.

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, June 21, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) For the next six weeks, your focus is on home, family and domestic events. Expect to deal with childhood memories and issues from the past. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Fasten your seatbelts, because it's a busy month ahead. Short trips, conversations with people, errands plus increased reading and writing will keep you hopping! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your focus is turning to money, earnings, possessions and even your selfimage. Naturally, you need enough money to survive -- hopefully, comfortably. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Sun is in your sign for the next month, attracting people and favorable circumstances to you. This is your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Ole! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You're in the wings, waiting for something. This is the perfect time to think about what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be about. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Share your hopes and dreams for the future with others, because their feedback will help you. You might not think this until you hear what they have to say. Be receptive. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is the only time all year when the Sun is at high noon in your chart, acting like a spotlight on you. This is why others notice you more than usual, especially VIPs. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Do whatever you can to travel or expand your horizons or enrich your life through further learning and study. You need to break the bonds that restrict you. You need to fly! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Don't run roughshod over details about inheritances, shared property, taxes and debt. These things need to be settled. In fact, the month ahead is the perfect time to do this. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You're going to need more sleep in the next month, because the Sun, your source of energy, is now as far away from you as it gets all year. (Go to bed.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You're fired up with a desire to get better organized. Would that we all could be better organized! Work to do this in the next six weeks. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is the start of a six-week period where you'll enjoy yourself and will frolic with children. The arts, movies, musical performances, sports and romantic rendezvous will please you. YOU BORN TODAY You're moneywise and success-oriented. You're hungry to experience all that life has to offer. You have a strong desire to succeed, which allows you to overcome obstacles. You set high standards for yourself and others, and many of you are workaholics. Good news! A lovely, social year awaits you, wherein all your relationships will improve. Enjoy! Birthdate of: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Juliette Lewis, actress; Ian McEwan, author. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Contact Sports Editor Ken Barhorst with story ideas, sports scores and game stats by phone at (937) 498-5960; email,; or by fax, (937) 4985991.

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IN THIS Jan. 12 file photo, Serena Williams answers a question during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Williams says she’s reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.”

Williams sorry after rape case comments BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Serena Williams says she’s reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.” “I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article,” Williams said in a statement released through her agent Wednesday. “What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.” The comment was made in one paragraph of a lengthy story posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week. Two players from the Steubenville, Ohio, high school football team were convicted in March of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl; one of the boys was ordered to serve an additional year for photographing the girl naked. The case gained widespread attention in part because of the callousness with which other students used social media to gossip about it. “What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply sad-

dened,” Williams said in the statement. “For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved — that of the rape victim and of the accused.” According to the Rolling Stone story, Williams says the perpetrators of the crime “did something stupid,” and she asks: “Do you think it was fair, what they got?” She adds, “I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people.” Williams also is quoted as saying: “… she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.” Williams is in England preparing for Wimbledon. “I have fought all of my career for women’s equality, women’s equal rights, respect in their fields — anything I could do to support women I have done,” she said in the statement. “My prayers and support always goes out to the rape victim. In this case, most especially, to an innocent sixteen year old child.” WTA CEO Stacey Allaster said the tour had been touch with Williams about the article. “If she was accurately quoted, then Serena’s comments were both insensitive and wrong,” Allaster said in a statement. “We disagree with the statements and have made that clear to her.”

MIAMI (AP) — When LeBron James’ greatness almost wasn’t good enough, officials began preparing for a San Antonio celebration. Miami’s championship reign would be over. Someone in Spurs black would replace James as NBA Finals MVP. James and the Heat wouldn’t let it happen. “To be a part of something like this is something you would never be able to recreate once you’re done playing the game. And I’m blessed to be a part of something like this,” James said. “And I’m happy about the way we dug down and was able to get a win. It didn’t look like we could muster up at some point in the game.” James powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the Spurs 103-100 on Tuesday night to extend the NBA Finals as far as they can go and keep Miami’s repeat chances alive. Losing his headband but keeping his cool while playing the entire second half and overtime, James finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, making the go-ahead basket with 1:43 remaining in the extra period. “It’s by far the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” James said. He wouldn’t let the Heat lose it — or their NBA title. If the Spurs want to take it, they’ll have to fight just a little harder to get it. One last game, winner take all. So close to being eliminated that they noticed officials bringing yellow tape out to block off the court for the Spurs’ trophy presentation, the Heat hit a couple of big 3pointers and got some defen-

sive stops — everything that makes a great team a champion. “We seen the championship board already out there, the yellow tape. And you know, that’s why you play the game to the final buzzer,” James said. “And that’s what we did tonight. We gave it everything that we had and more.” Tim Duncan scored 30 points for the Spurs, his most in an NBA Finals game since Game 1 in 2003, but was shut out after the third quarter. He added 17 rebounds. Game 7 is in Miami on Thursday, the NBA’s first door-die matchup to crown a champion since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010. “They’re the best two words in sports: Game 7,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. And two the Spurs were ohso-close to avoiding. They looked headed to a fifth title in five chances when they built a 13-point lead with under 4 minutes left in the third quarter, then grabbed a five-point edge with 28 seconds left in regulation after blowing the lead. But James hit a 3-pointer and Ray Allen tied it with another. Just 5.2 seconds remained in regulation. The Heat were that close to the edge. “It’s a tough moment. We were a few seconds away from winning the championship and we let it go,” Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili said. “A couple rebounds we didn’t catch, a tough 3 by Ray and a couple missed free throws. It’s a very tough moment.” James was just 3 of 12 after three quarters, the Heat trailing by 10 and frustration apparent among the players and panic setting in among the fans.

Nothing to worry about. Not with James playing like this. He finished 11 of 26, even making a steal after his basket had given Miami a 101-100 edge in the OT. Somewhere in there, early in the fourth quarter, James lost his familiar headband. He couldn’t remember exactly when or how. Nor was it particularly important to him. Losing the game would have been far worse. “I guess the headband was the least of my worries at that point,” James said. Before that, he had been 12 minutes from hearing the familiar criticisms about not being able to get it done, from having to watch a team celebrate on his home floor again. Then he changed the game and erased that story. The Heat, who haven’t lost consecutive games since Jan. 8 and 10, had too much defense and way too much James for the Spurs in the final 17 minutes. They are trying to become the fourth team to win the final two games at home since the NBA went to the 2-3-2 format for the finals in 1985. This wasn’t quite the 45point performance in Game 6 of last year’s Eastern Conference finals in Boston, but given the higher stakes it may go down as more important — if the Heat follow it with another victory Thursday. “He just made plays. I don’t think there’s any two ways to put it,” Duncan said. “We were in the right position to close it out and he found a way to put his team over the top and we just didn’t make enough plays to do that.” Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs. Tony Parker had 19 points and eight assists, but shot just 6 of 23 from the field.

Joe Torre’s daughter catches baby NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre made a quick-thinking save Wednesday when she caught a baby who had tumbled off of a second-floor Brooklyn apartment’s fire escape, the baseball great has confirmed. “I am very proud of my daughter Cristina’s actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child,” said Torre, now Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, in a statement. “Fortunately for that child she was in the right place at the right time to lend a hand.” Cristina Torre did not respond to a request for comment. Police said a 44-year-old woman caught a 1-year-old boy after he fell from a fire escape outside a Brooklyn apartment building but

did not identify the bystander. They said the baby somehow climbed out of the apartment onto the fire escape and tumbled from above. That’s when Torre caught the baby as she walked on the sidewalk below. The baby is in stable condition, police said. The baby’s parents — Sam Miller, 23, and Tiffany Demitro, 24 — were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said. The parents were in custody and unavailable for comment Wednesday. It was not immediately known if they had an attorney. Joe Torre managed the Yankees from 1996 to 2007, where he won four World Series titles and six American League pennants. He had a 29-year career as a manager.

Masterson, Brantley lead Indians past Royals 6-3

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson managed to hang around for 6 1-3 innings and win for the sixth time at home, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Masterson (9-5) sidestepped some early trouble without giving up any runs and improved to 6-1 with a 2.29 ERA in nine starts at Progressive Field. The righthander struck out eight while allowing two runs and nine hits. Michael Brantley hit a pair of solo homers for the up-anddown Indians, who moved within 3 games of first-place Detroit in the AL Central. Mike Aviles drove in two runs and Michael Bourn scored twice for Cleveland. Unable to get a hit for four innings off Luis Mendoza (24), Brantley homered in the fifth and the Indians added three runs in the sixth. Brantley connected again in the eighth.

Despite the loss, the Royals have won 11 of 15. Masterson, as close to an ace as the Indians have in their rotation, is 5-0 in his last six starts at home and has won nine of his past 13 decisions in Cleveland. It wasn’t a certainty he would survive the first few innings as the Royals put two runners on in the first and second but failed to score. Kansas City stranded eight runners in the first five innings and Masterson got a big defensive play by first baseman Mark Reynolds to get out of a pickle in the fourth. Masterson was lifted in the seventh, and although he was far from dominant, Indians fans gave him a warm ovation as he headed to the dugout.

Reds tied in 11th The Cincinnati Reds were tied 1-1 with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 11th inning at press time.


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wards had a difference of opinion on Sunday. When Edwards picked up debris on his grille with roughly 35 laps remaining, he hoped Biffle would drop back to help him “scrub” it off. The problem was that Biffle was leading the race by some 25 car lengths. “This is my chance to win today, right here, and the 48 (Jimmie Johnson) is coming,” Biffle said. “I didn’t feel like I could take that risk at that particular time.” On his in-car radio, an upset Edwards said of Biffle: “He ain’t our teammate.” OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN Jeff Gordon 2 was swept up in a spin by Bobby Labonte and crashed out of the Quicken Loans 400 on lap 7 of the 200-mile event. “I’m a pretty patient person, but it’s testing my frustration level and my confidence — that is the biggest thing,” Gordon said of his recent bad luck. “We all know how big confidence is in this sport. I don’t want to see the team get down and I don’t want to see myself get down.” Gordon, who qualified 29th, was running 23rd when the accident occurred. BABY STEPS Danica Patrick’s 13thplace finish at Michigan was her best Sprint Cup result since a 12th at Martinsville Speedway on April 7. Following an eighth-place showing in the Daytona 500, Patrick has limped to 12 finishes of 24th or worse in 14 events. She currently ranks 27th in the Sprint Cup point standings.

CONTROL Regan Smith as4 TAKING sumed the lead with 14 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race in Michigan and held on to score his second win of the season. Smith increased his lead in the NNS point standings to 58 over Sam Hornish Jr. Twenty-yearold rookie Kyle Larson scored his second runner-up and eighth top-10 finish of the season. Larson has started all 13 NNS races in 2013.

Sprint Cup Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Jimmie Johnson (3) 538 — Carl Edwards (1) 507 -31 Clint Bowyer 489 -49 Kevin Harvick (2) 476 -62 Matt Kenseth (3) 456 -82 Kyle Busch (2) 452 -86 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 447 -91 Greg Biffle (1) 443 -95 Brad Keselowski 430 -108 Tony Stewart (1) 417 -121


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Paul Menard Kasey Kahne (1) Martin Truex Jr. Joey Logano Aric Almirola Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Ryan Newman Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kurt Busch

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415 407 405 405 404 398 390 389 389 384

-2 -10 -12 -12 -13 -19 -27 -28 -28 -33

Nationwide Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) Regan Smith (2) Sam Hornish Jr. (1) Justin Allgaier Austin Dillon Elliott Sadler Brian Scott Trevor Bayne (1) Parker Kligerman Kyle Larson Brian Vickers

POINTS BEHIND 495 — 437 -58 436 -59 428 -67 424 -71 415 -80 407 -88 405 -90 403 -92 395 -100

Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) Matt Crafton (1) Jeb Burton (1) Brendan Gaughan Johnny Sauter (2) Ryan Blaney James Buescher Ty Dillon Darrell Wallace Jr. Miguel Paludo Dakoda Armstrong

POINTS BEHIND 285 — 262 -23 250 -35 240 -45 238 -47 235 -50 232 -53 218 -67 211 -74 209 -76

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TONY STEWART After averaging a 21stplace finish in the season’s first 11 races, Stewart has caught fire, registering five straight top 5s, including a win in Dover. KASEY KAHNE Despite having one of the stronger teams in the Cup Series, Kahne has logged six finishes of 17th or worse in the last seven races. In that time, he has slipped from second to 12th in the standings. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattTaliaferro


Milestone in Michigan Greg Biffle scores fourth Michigan win, 1,000th NASCAR victory for Ford

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

At no point in the last decade has winning a Sprint Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway been of more importance in the NASCAR ranks. A renewed emphasis on “manufacturer” over “car number” or “driver” — largely at the behest of Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, the Cup Series’ three auto makes — has placed a premium on home field bragging rights near America’s automotive capital. On Sunday, Greg Biffle planted Ford’s flag in its home turf, winning the Quicken Loans 400 in Michigan, giving team owner Jack Roush his 13th career Cup win at MIS, the most all-time for any one organization. Biffle held off a field of hungry Chevrolets, led late in the event by Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick, to capture his second straight and fourth career Michigan win. It was also Ford Motor Company’s 1,000th win across NASCAR’s Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. “I was really worried about the 48 (Johnson),” Biffle said. “He was really fast. But when this thing could get in clean air, it was all over. “We’ve still got a little bit of work to do with these cars back in traffic but once we get out front, like at Pocono last week, we think we’re pretty good.” Forty-seven of Biffle’s racehigh 48 laps led came with under 50 circuits to go in the 200-mile affair. Biffle’s No. 16, along with teammate Carl Edwards’ No. 99, occupied the top two spots with 34 laps to go and green flag pit stops on tap. Edwards hit pit road first, going one lap down prior to the field cycling through, while Biffle stopped two laps later. As Biffle’s crew completed service, Jamie McMurray blew out a right front tire, bringing out the day’s eighth and final caution. Edwards found himself trapped in 24th, while Biffle — having completed his stops without yet dropping a lap to the field — inherited the lead. His main competition — aside from the pole-sitter Edwards — came in the form of Johnson, who


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led 18 laps throughout the day, but was regulated to 11th on what would be the final restart, a result of having the No. 48 crew top off the fuel tank on the final stop. When the green flag waved with 27 laps remaining, Biffle quickly pulled away in clean air while Johnson began what appeared to be an unrelenting assault through the field. Within eight laps, the five-time champion was ensconced in third; nine laps later he occupied the runner-up slot. However, Biffle held a stout 1.6-second lead at a track that places importance on track position — clean air allowing the leader to sprint away with an aerodynamic advantage. And with three circuits remaining, Johnson made the mistake that sealed his fate and Biffle’s win, brushing the wall in an effort to run down the leader. He was forced to pit road with heavy right-side damage. Biffle coasted from there, easily outdistancing Harvick for a nearly three-second victory. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart rounded out the top 5. Contenders Edwards and Johnson finished eighth and 28th, respectively. “I hate missing an opportunity,” Johnson said. “I want those (Chase) bonus points for winning

 The racing world competed with heavy hearts over the weekend, mourning the loss of Jason Leffler, who passed away following a sprint car accident at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey on June 12. An autopsy found that the 37-year-old died from blunt force neck injury in the wreck. Leffler made 73 Sprint Cup Series starts from 2001-2013. However, it was in the Nationwide Series where he found success in stock cars, registering two wins and 107 top 10s in 294 career starts. In full-season runs from 2007-11, Leffler finished ninth or better in the point standings each year, highlighted by a third-place showing in ’07 for Braun Racing. His sole NASCAR start in 2013 was in the Cup Series at Pocono, where he Jason Leffler start-and-parked the No. 19 Humphrey Smith Racing car, finishing 43rd. “LEFturn,” as he was known, enjoyed a stellar open wheel career. He was inducted to the National Midget Hall of Fame in 2003, having won four USAC championships — three consecutive midget titles from 1997-99 — and the USAC Silver

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Race: Toyota-Save Mart 350 Track: Sonoma Raceway Location: Sonoma, Calif. When: Sunday, June 23 TV: TNT (2:00 p.m. EST) Layout: 12-turn, 1.99-mile road course 2012 Winner: Clint Bowyer Crew Chief’s Take: “The more technical of the two road courses, (Sonoma) used to be a road-racers’ venue, but the last few years have taken that away. With Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne winning out there, it looks like it’s a dirttrack racers’ course now. The location is really cool and the atmosphere is very relaxed, probably the most relaxed we have all season. The drivers have to work a lot harder here than at Watkins Glen, but they’re all good enough at road racing that anyone — save for a couple — can win out there on a given weekend.”

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races and feel like one got away from us today.” Hendrick Motorsports once again seemed to be the organization to beat, as drivers Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne led for a total of 66 laps. However, Kahne blew a right front tire while out front on lap 105, slamming the Turn 2 wall and ending his day. He finished 38th. Earnhardt was his typical strong Michigan self until the engine in his No. 88 let go while running second on lap 132. “We actually improved the car on the last stop and I thought we were going to be able to give Jimmie a run,” said Earnhardt, who finished 37th. “He probably was the best car out there.” Meanwhile, runner-up Harvick is quietly climbing his way through the point standings, having ascended from 12th to fourth in the last five races on the strength of five consecutive top 10s, including a victory in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With 11 races remaining in the Cup Series’ 26-race regular season, Johnson holds a 31-point advantage over Edwards, Clint Bowyer (-49), Harvick (-62) and Matt Kenseth (-82) in the championship standings.

Crown championship in 1998. Leffler is survived by a son, Charlie Dean.  Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick told ESPN over the Michigan race weekend that new sponsorship is coming to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Sprint Cup team. The National Guard and Diet Mountain Dew/AMP Energy occupy the majority of real estate on Earnhardt’s car, however the sport’s most popular driver has primary space open for 13 races through the remainder of the 2013 season. Hendrick would not comment on who the sponsor will be, only that it is new to NASCAR and signed for multiple years. “I’ve not been worried about it because we could sell it if we wanted to ASP, Inc. piecemeal it,” Hendrick told The Charlotte Observer. “We’ve been looking for the future. We don’t want to get into (sponsor relationships) where you see somebody one time and you don’t see them anymore after that. I am very confident that in the next couple of weeks we should have not only this year (covered) but we should have a lot done for next year, too.”

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Race: UNOH 225 Track: Kentucky Speedway Location: Sparta, Ky. When: Thursday, June 27 TV: SPEED (8:00 p.m. EST) 2012 Winner: James Buescher

Classic Moments Sonoma Raceway Long considered among the upper tier of Cup drivers, Kasey Kahne had rarely surfaced in discussions about the sport’s top road-course racers. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Kahne showed the NASCAR world a skill that he possessed but had apparently done a good job of hiding. Kahne, who had never finished better than 14th in 10 starts on the Cup Series’ two longtime road courses, won the 2009 Toyota-Save Mart 350 at the twisty, 1.99-mile Infineon Raceway in a dominating performance that, for the first time, made observers sit up and recognize the Enumclaw, Wash., native as more than an intermediatetrack ace. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver led 37 of 113 laps to beat road-course aficionados Tony Stewart and Marcos Ambrose to the checkers and deliver the first victory in a decade for his legendary team owner, Richard Petty. Petty, a seven-time champion and the sport’s all-time wins leader, retired from driving in 1992.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: With his performances picking up this year, it may be time to once again look Juan Pablo Montoya’s way at a track where he owns one win and four top 10s in six starts. Pretty Solid Pick: Tony Stewart is suddenly on a tear, and Sonoma has been good to him (two wins, nine top 10s, 14 starts). Good Sleeper Pick: Kurt Busch wheeled an underfunded, single-car operation to a third-place showing here last season. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Quite a few, namely, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth. Insider Tip: Road races have taken the place of short tracks as the venues to beat and bang. Controlled aggression is the order of the day. Despite the aforementioned tips, beware of hot-headed wheelmen.

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SCOREBOARD NBA finals NBA Finals Glance The Associated Press All Times EDT (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Antonio 3, Miami 3 Thursday, June 6: San Antonio 92, Miami 88 Sunday, June 9: Miami 103, San Antonio 84 Tuesday, June 11: San Antonio 113, Miami 77 Thursday, June 13: Miami 109, San Antonio 93 Sunday, June 16: San Antonio 114, Miami 104 Tuesday, June 18: Miami 103, San Antonio 100, OT Thursday, June 20: San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m.

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Golfing for the kids Representing Dickman Supply Doug Borchers, of Russia, competes in the 29th Annual Golf for Kids Tournament at Shelby Oaks Golf Course Tuesday. Money raised goes to help Sidney-Shelby County YMCA members that need financial assistance.

Roundup at Eldora winners in as many its kind. 4-time champ With Ohio Sprint winless at Eldora UMP DIRTcar Modified ROSSBURG — When Tim Shaffer captured his fourth consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car title last season, he joined some elite company to create a three-way tie for the most consecutive championship titles. Kenny Jacobs was the first to do it (1998-2001), with Chad Kemenah stepping in the next four years (2002-2005). However, unlike Jacobs and Kemenah, Shaffer has yet to capture an All Star Sprint win on the high banks of Eldora Speedway; something he hopes to correct Saturday night when the touring group tackles the .500-mile clay oval in leg No. 2 of Ohio’s 31st annual Sprint Week. Shaffer currently trails three-time All Star Sprint champion Dale Blaney by a scant margin and remains winless on the 2013 season. However, ‘the Steel City Outlaw’ from Aliquippa, PA isn’t overly concerned just yet. He was in a similar position last year at this time, before a mid-season surge helped to power him to the 2012 championship. A Saturday victory could rekindle that surge. Blaney, meanwhile, has captured two UNOH All Star wins this season and has a reached a comfort zone of sorts at Eldora. Nicknamed ‘the Low Rider’ by means of his driving style, Blaney is the most recent All Star Sprint Car winner at the historic speed plant, and has captured at least one feature win in each of the past three years that the touring group has visited. His total of six wins places him in a four-way tie for the most All Star wins at Eldora, while Jacobs sits comfortably atop that list with his 21 triumphs.

feature events this season at Eldora Speedway, the parity of competition is at a near record level. In the 23-year history of Modified racing on Eldora’s fabled .500-mile clay oval, that level of parity in early season competition has been reached seven other times, but only once has it reached five winners in five races – that was back in 1996. A fresh 2013 face in victory lane Saturday night could tie that record. Brian Post, of Middle captured his Point, first-ever Eldora triumph on opening night, to become the 59th driver in 236 feature chases to carry the checkered flag. His victory was followed by Jon Henry, of Ada, Jerry Bowersock, of Wapakoneta, and Brian Ruhlman, of Clarklake, Mich. Joining the UMP DIRTcar Modified diviin Saturday’s sion tripleheader program will be the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in leg No. 2 of Ohio Sprint Week, and the Eldora Stock Cars.

Focus of Eldora turns to winged sprint cars

Following a highly successful Dirt Late Model Dream weekend that featured some of the most intense full-bodied racing ever seen on Eldora Speedway’s .500-mile clay oval, the focus shifts to high profile winged Sprint Car events. Saturday’s invasion of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will bright with it leg No. 2 of the 31st annual Ohio Sprint Week. With a grueling eight-race slate over a nine-day period throughout the Buckeye state, the Ohio Sprint Week got its start in 1983 and is Parity prevails revered within the Sprint Car world as over modified one of the most highly field anticipated events of With four different

Week kicking off Friday at Attica Raceway Park and then moving to nearby Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, Eldora Speedway is offering free camping for the travelling race fans Friday and Saturday. A three-week layoff follows the Sprint Week attack before Eldora’s annual chase for Sprint Car royalty takes center stage over the weekend of July 12 and 13. The lucrative two-night stand kicks off July 12 with the Knight Before the Kings Royal and a full program of STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car racing. That will serve as the final tune-up for the 30th annual Kings Royal and its traditional pomp and circumstance which include a seat atop the fabled throne, the crown and the $50,000 paycheck. The all Sprint Car weekend includes the NRA Sprint Invaders each night as well.

Sprint Week invasion continues all star streak When the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars tackle Eldora Speedway Saturday night it will continue an unrivaled streak on the renowned .500-mile high banked clay oval. It will mark the 132nd appearance of the travelling series at Eldora, the most of any facility along the All Star tour. Dating back to the inaugural appearance on May 3, 1981, when Brad Doty powered to victory lane, 40 other drivers have registered Eldora victories over the 33-year period. Kenny Jacobs carries a comfortable lead in the all-time win record with his 21 checkered flags. His closest rivals on that list are Joey Saldana (11) along with Kevin Huntley and Jac Haudenschild each with 7.

Perez not ready to return yet CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Perez isn’t ready to return to the mound for the Indians just yet. Cleveland’s colorful closer, who has been dealing with personal issues off the field while recovering from a strained rotator cuff, will throw at least one more bullpen session and may make another rehab appear-

ance in the minor leagues before coming off the disabled list. Perez, who has been sidelined since May 27, had expected to be activated on Friday. But after giving up five earned runs — three homers — during a shaky one-inning outing on Tuesday night at Double-A Akron against Trenton, the In-

dians won’t rush him back. Perez said his mechanics were out of whack, and after striking out the first batter he faced on three pitches, he struggled badly. “Location, velocity, everything,” he said Wednesday night before the Indians hosted the Kansas City Royals.

National League The Associated Press Tuesday's Games N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 3, 1st game Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers at New York, ppd., rain Toronto 8, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 1, 2nd game Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0 Houston 10, Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 3, Miami 2 San Francisco 5, San Diego 4 Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Dodgers 4, 1st game Arizona 3, Miami 1 San Francisco 4, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Thursday's Games Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-0) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 4-5), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-6) at Houston (Harrell 5-7), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Oswalt 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 9-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-6) at Atlanta (Minor 8-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 6-5) at St. Louis (Lynn 9-1), 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Fife 1-2) at San Diego (Marquis 9-2), 10:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 0-5) at San Francisco (Gaudin 2-1), 10:15 p.m. Friday's Games Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Texas at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League Tuesday's Games Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1, 1st game

Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Dodgers at New York, ppd., rain Toronto 8, Colorado 3 Baltimore 5, Detroit 2 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1, 2nd game Oakland 6, Texas 2 Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 10, Milwaukee 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2, 10 innings Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Dodgers 4, 1st game Baltimore 13, Detroit 3 Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-3) at Minnesota (Diamond 4-6), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-6) at Texas (Lindblom 0-2), 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-6) at Houston (Harrell 5-7), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 8-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 4-5) at Detroit (J.Alvarez 1-0), 7:08 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-4) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2), 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Texas at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

RHP Kohl Stewart, C Stuart Turner, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, C Brian Navaretto, RHP Brian Gilbert, C Mitch Garver, RHP C.K. Irby, INF Nelson Molina, RHP Ethan Mildren, RHP Brandon Peterson, OF Zach Granite, LHP DerPenilla, RHP Tanner rick Mendonca, SS Ryan Walker, RHP Jared Wilson, OF Jason Kanzler, RHP Tyler Stirewalt, C Alex Swim, RHP Zach Hayden, LHP Brandon Easton, OF Chad Christensen, 2B Tanner Vavra and SS Carlos Avila Jr. to minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS_Signed RHP Trey Masek to a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS_Signed RHP Mark Appel to a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES_Recalled OF Jaff Decker from Tucson (PCL). Placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 17. NATIONWASHINGTON ALS_Reinstated 2B Danny Espinosa from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Syracuse (IL). American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS_Released C Tyler Smith. LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed RHP Stephen Bougher. Released INF Alejandro Gonzalez. ST. PAUL SAINTS_Signed RHP Mike Koons. Sold the contract of LHP Cole Nelson to Atlanta (NL). WICHITA WINGNUTS_Sold the contract of RHP Jon Link to Detroit (AL). Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS_Signed OF Victor Torres. T R O I S - R I V I E R E S AIGLES_Released RHP Charlie Weatherby. Frontier League E V A N S V I L L E OTTERS_Signed LHP Ryan Gibson and SS Chris Munoz. Released LHP Patrick Crider and OF Deaun Williams. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association TORONTO RAPTORS_Named Bobby Webster vice president of basketball management and strategy. RANSACTIONS FOOTBALL Wednesday's Sports National Football League Transactions BEARS_Named CHICAGO The Associated Press Mitchell Tanney director of analytBASEBALL ics. American League C L E V E L A N D BOSTON RED SOX_Signed BROWNS_Named Frank Edgerly LHP Trey Ball, OF Forrestt Allday, senior pro scout and Brent BlayRHP Kyle Martin, RHP Taylor lock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Grover, INF Carlos Asuaje, C Jake Manocherian and Patrick Moore Romanski, OF Bryan Hudson, RHP college scouts. Joe Gunke, INF Reed Gragnani, DALLAS COWBOYS_Signed INF Jantzen Witte and C Daniel WR Terrance Williams to a fourBethea to minor league contracts. year contract and S J.J. Wilcox. MINNESOTA TWINS_Signed SAN FRANCISCO




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PIQUA, 4190 West MiamiShelby Road (2 houses east of State Route 66), Thursday & Friday, 9-5, Saturday, 9-Noon. Moving/ Estate Sale! Lift chair, old cider press, matching appliances, Troy Bilt tiller, canning & fishing equipment, household goods, tool assortment, some antiques. Yard Sale ANNA, 308 Diamond Drive, Friday 8-5pm, Saturday 8noon, MOVING SALE, stove, bookshelf, dishes, bedding, entertainment center, end tables, curtains, stained glass lamp shade, flower pots, patio table, furniture, exercise equipment, wall hangings, clothing, doors, windows, trim and much more. ALL MUST GO! COVINGTON 7530 Perry Road Thursday and Friday 9am-? Retired Stampin Up products, lots and lots of elementary teacher supplies like new, classroom library books and lots more SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg

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Happy 238th birthday! Staff Sgt. Damien Downey of Troy, (l-r) Army Veteran Lloyd Cromes of Sidney, Staff Sgt. Tyler Means of Troy, and Sgt. KyleAnderson of Troy cut the cake in honor of the 238th birthday of U.S. Army on Friday at the Sidney American Legion.



Sidney Middle School Sidney Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year. Fifth grade Riley Barnes, Wes Brubaker, Katie Butts, Natalie Calhoun, Prem Dev, Mia Fogt, Makali Gibson, Matt Gomez, Haley Hatfield, Mason Homan, Savanna Hostetler, Jalen Hudgins, Nathan Johnson, Jaron Kelly, TJ Leonard, Bryce Lowery, Patrick McClain, Ezekiel Pereira, Zechariah Pereira, Jaxon Rickey, Victoria Roesser, Brandan Rose, Noah Schwepe, Aliyah Sheppard, Jay Sherman, Kaitlyn Smith, Jillsen Stanley, Erin Stephens, Nathan Topp, Hallie Truesdale, Kyah Vondenhuevel and Adler Whited. Sixth grade 4.0 Joseph Bishop, Caleb Boberg, Payton Boshears, Alyssa Chavez, Evan Deam, Brooke Elsner, Reece Fannon, Colin Freistuhler, Nonoko Gunji, Joshua Harlett, Allie Herrick, Macie Ivey, Caleb Johnson, Alina Kindle, Heidi McRill, Megan Piatt, Lauren Riley, Aidan Smith, Eli Straman, Allen Tangeman, Christian Townsend, Rachel Trudeau, Olivia White and Emma Wiford. 3.99-3.5 Zayne Arbogast, Ariana Bolin, Chandler Davis, Emily Fogt, Kelly Garber, Emily Guinther, Makayla Kennedy, Jeffrey Overholser, Bryce Adkins, Broc Bey, Alyxandra Carson, Cooper Collingsworth, Samuel Jackson, Hannah Lillard, Fateh Singh, Elaine Wiesenmayer, Liam Aberle, Patrick Acedera, Madisyn Allen, Erin Fultz, Jonathan Holloway, Damien Jones, Ava Money, Taylor Williams, Kaycee Fortkamp, Jacob Francis, Olivia Hall, Kylie Henderson, Landon Johnson, Logan Moores, Madison Osborne, Molly Batchelder, Taylor Bisbee, Tyler Edwards, Mya Henderson, Noah Houts, Shyann Kinney, Kaitlin Koewler, Chase Myers and Lexi Thompson. 3.49-3.0 Madeline Bailey, Joelle Cecil, Rayonna Daniel, Jordan Frazier, Michaela Herbert, Kaila Sims, Paige Stephens, Kaeden

Walker, Jeffrey Williams, Levitta Barnes, Paris Cheek, Danial Douglas, Seth Frantom, Allison Michael, Aliviya Schulze, Sage Swiger, Taylor Walker, Hallie Westerbeck, Makenzie Williams, Kristen Alexander, Daniel Blosser, Gavin Bockrath, Lindsey Freeman, Aaron Leibold, Christian Retterer, Jared Santos, Brandon Stotler, Marissa VanGorden, Ashlyn Figuracion, Isaiah Freeman, Annie Gillem, Evelyn Hawthorne, Amaya Matlock, Avery Samantha Roberts, Snider, Jessie Williamson, Emma Zerkle, Leah Burnside, Jacey Cole, Devin Glant, Iriarte, Brookelyn Merzades Jelks, William Klepinger, Calib Nolen, David Ostendorf, Jacob Palmisano, Cameron Perry, Ratez Roberts, Emily Sauers, Blake Shreves, Dieynaba Sow, Kyle Strunk and Kaleb Weaver. Seventh grade 4.0 Allyson Ball, Hayley Barker, Jenny Barnes, Jenna Beremand, Isaiah Bowser, Laura Brady, Evan Burden, Zoe Crist, Emma Dahlinghaus, Raenah Daniel, Lucas Finke, Gage Fridley, Alicia Garrett, Jay Golden, Tyler Kelch, Jared Lindsey, Erin Luellen, Ayaka Machimura, Jill Mann, Sean Martin, Taylor New, Travis Oltman, Alexis Quinlisk, Jada Rowland , Austin Simon, Christian Smith, Dylan Smith, Joshua Spaugy, Kylie Stanley, Kelton Stockton, Trista Taylor, Emily Tolbert, Noah Ulrey, Avery Voress and John Wimer. 3.99-3.5 Justin Beard, Jenna Beatty, Hannah Brown, Claire Busse, Rodney Campbell, Morgan Carey, Regan Carey, Maria Cox, Madison Frank, Todd Hostetler, Emily Jones, Gavin Miller, Nathan Miu, Seth Wallace, Madison White, Lexi Wysong, Lauren Baker, Jessica Case, Jacob Edwards, Christian Freisthler, Austin Ham, Holden Hickman, Jhiear Malveaux, Tyler Sibert, Harrison Moore, Olivia Pereira, Gabi Rice, Joslyn Slone, Christopher Weber, Hayley Allspaw, Thomas Atwood, AJ Brussell, Michael Ferree,

Collin McClain, Troy Oltman, Jeffrey Shunk, Zachary Slone, Chase VanTilburgh, Tehya Bockrath, Kara Frantom, Caroline Gallimore, Mackenzie Hickerson, Pearl Hinkle, Chandler Jones-Stroud, Jada Lee, Devon McLane, Autumn Neville, Chad Nolen, Emma Richards, Naomi Riegel and Caleb Straman. 3.49-3.0 Kristen Brunswick, Michael Gusching, Ryan Heins, Lindsi Johnson, Joshua Marruffo, Nicholas Rainey, Lanehya Smith, Kirsten Sparks, Xavion Strunk, Cameron Sutter, Josie Broaddrick, Alix Madeline Grieshop, Harp, Kiaya Haver, Mairi McCoy, Alyssa Presser, Andrew Snyder, Ravyn Crall, Richard McConnell, Demont Rucker, Christian Walker, Bailey Bowman, Taylor Clemons, Auanna Edens, Max Hawk, Kathy Imke, Coltin Rose, Meagan Ryan, Kacey Swiger, Josh Walker, Devin Winkleman, Jacob Balta, Emily Bennett, Camille Bowyer, Mya Browning, Ethan Carlson, Makenzie Elliott, Andrew Fitch, Spencer Karn, Calvin Kieffer, Matt Musser, Kait-

lyn Scherer, Haley Shaw, Noel Spillers, Sabin Taylor, Makayla VanHook, Zane Walker and Paige Wise. Eighth grade 4.0 Emili Aselage, Clare Barker, Mackenzie Beemer-Bates, Hannah Deal, Carly Drury, Dylan Hensley, NourEddine Hijazi, Alexis Hobbs, Ian Humphrey, Erin Ivey, Anthony Mitchell, Brandi Motsinger, Luke Rees, Parker Riley, Grace Shell, Emily Wiesenmayer, Hannah Wiford, Elliott Wilson and Dylan Zerkle. 3.99-3.5 Angelina Carpenter, Alexis Doyle, Jenna Rice, Saunders, Kathryn Mikayla Sullenberger, Bailey Wiford, Conor Beer, Jadyn Ford, Olivia Jones, Riley Kittle, Andrew Mitchell, Kavan Sarver, Brandon White, Savannah Brabbin, Kayla Coffey, Jennifer Ferree, Jenna FosterWheeler, Paige Graham, Lauren Heaton, Mariah McDonald, Harley Rose, Bethany Yinger, Kaden DeMarcus, Emily Gunnerman, Cole Hofmann, Logan Johnson, Emily Knasel, Kiera Leiss, Hayley Powers, Amanda Thomas, Alisha Weaver,

Kylie Williams, Josh Abbott, Allison Davis, Corey Febo, Cameron Fogle, Melissa Gilmore, Alex Larger, Grace Martin, Madi Thompson and Will Wallace. 3.49-3.0 Kiana Calvert, Keaton Eilert, Hannah Fogt, Talia Herron, Kirsten Hufford, Olivia Martin, Ben Musser, Cain Ruiz, Jon Turner, Madison Young, Phillip Bertsch, Daniel Bleigh, Hunter Clark, Alan Davidson, Heather Gold, Shylee Kaczmarek, Kylee Kleinhans, Camille Odle, Kayla Slife, Kristen Strunk, Destiny Clayton, Matt Elliott, Brianna Gallimore, Kiersten Malloch, Tessa Rose, Jay Clark, Acacia Freeman, Ericka Rossiter, Aubrey Schulze, Hayden Spurgeon, Kat Alexander, Ian Bowman, Marcus Chamberlin, Austin Deal, Janae Drees, Jack Feazel, Noah Fidler, Kaine Fischer, Kaileigh Freisthler, Ravon Haynes, Rachel Heckler, William Henry, Allison Ickes, Tinara JohnsonCox, Cassandra Johnston, Jesse Kruckeberg, Austin McLain, Miracle Odom, Manny Perez, Kiersten Sprague and Alexis Steele.

COVINGTON, 6925 West US Route 36, Saturday 8:30-4pm, HUGE TENT SALE, one day only, household and office furniture, kids items, antiques, too much to list, too many families to count. NO EARLY BIRDS. FLETCHER, 7500 East Snyder Road, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 21, 22, 9am5pm & 23, 9am-1pm. Multiple family garage sale! China cabinet, big screen TV & stand projection, 10" table saw, NASCAR hoods, DVDs, blankets, left handed kids golf clubs, adult, kids, and baby clothing, refrigerator, TV stand, hide-abed, Vera Bradley, Paracord items, foosball table, baseball gloves, bicycles, kitchen table set, pocket knives and more


SIDNEY, 265 Harvard Ave, Saturday, June 22, 8am-? Bake sale and Garage sale for missions trip to Guatemala. Women's & girl's clothing, hunting equipment, furniture, toddler bed, mattresses, electronics. All proceeds go towards travel expenses. We have 2,745 miles to Guatemala! Every $1.50 donated will buy us a mile! Any questions, call (937)710-3900 or (937)6776212.

MAPLEWOOD, 1st time community sale, Friday 8-5pm, Saturday 8-3pm, guns, tools, furniture, antiques, jewelry, air compressor, finish nail-gun, 17" set chrome wheels, wheel horse garden tractors, McCoy cookie jars, piano, dolls, lots of miscellaneous. MCCARTYVILLE, 10320 State Route 119, Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-noon, piano, large 50" screen TV, nice name brand clothing, men, women & boys, 8-adult, athletic footwear, toys, educational learning games, video games, books, home decorations, miscellaneous. PIQUA, 5666 West Miami Shelby Road, Friday & Saturday 8-6pm, chicken feeders and waterers, clothing infants women, misses, juniors, men, coats, household items, canning jars, lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 7621 Fairview- Snodgrass Road (1ST Road to the right past Springcreek School), Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm, 2 game chairs, white wicker porch set, entertainment center, computer desk, wall pictures, dvd player, Ladies, Juniors clothing 5-7, ROTC Uniforms, Vera Bradley purses much more!!

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Safety Town lessons Bradyn Castle (l-r) 6, and Keegan Conley, 5, both of Sidney, listen as Sidney police officer Wes Becher shows them the inside of his police car at Northwood School Tuesday. The demonstration is part of a summer Safety Town program. Bradyn is the son of Sierra Harris and Chad Castle. Keegan is the son of Matt and Dana Conley.

PIQUA, 90 Maryville Lane, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday, Sunday 10am-2pm, Terrace Creek, Multi family tent sale, furniture (pictures available items in storage) various size clothing (kids, mens, womens), electronics etc. water & sodas for sale!


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See each garage sale listing and location on our Garage Sale Map. Available online at Powered by Google Maps SIDNEY, 1111 County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 8-7pm, Saturday 8-2pm, MOVING SALE, bedroom furniture ,end tables, lamps, laptop computer, household items, wood burner, antiques, angel collectors, Xbox games, large prints, too many things to list!

SIDNEY, 11120 Ft LoramieSwanders Road, Friday only, 8-4. Downsizing! Couch, recliner, bedroom suite, dresser, entertainment center, speakers, clothes, iPod nano, CDs, teachers desks, antique vanity, lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 1149 Spruce Avenue, Thursday & Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-?, MANY, MANY, NICE ITEMS, Aunalee dolls, Hummel plates, sheet music, fen-ton, imperial glass, Westmoreland, Beatrix potter, snow babies, barbies, clothing, 2 toddler beds/mattresses, books, fishing, depression glass, jewelry, pictures, binoculars, pen knives, edger, crinoline, kerosene heater, teacher materials.

SIDNEY, 1215 Constitution Ave, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-3pm, HUGE SALE! 4 Family, Clothing NewbornPlus size, 32" tv/ stand, twin bed/ frame, twin loft bed, books, computer, scanner, printer, computer desk, toys, DVD/ CD/ VHS tapes, lamps, miscellaneous SIDNEY, 1231 North Main, Friday, Saturday 8am-2pm, Multi family sale!! furniture, girls clothing size 12months and up, womens clothing, mens clothing, Lots of new items, household decor, picture frames, after 12pm Saturday, everything 50% off

SIDNEY, 1236 North Kuther, Thursday & Friday, 9-5. Furniture, ceiling fans, wall decorations, area runs, sewing machine, clothes size 0-1, multiple sets of dinnerware, tons of other stuff. SIDNEY, 1265 Fourth Avenue (American Legion), Saturday only 9am-2pm, Open to the public, If you would like to set up a table, rental is $10 call (937)492-6410, Come check us out, Variety of items for sale! Baby items, collectible items, Something for everyone, Food will be available.

SIDNEY, 12663 Sharp Road, Friday, Saturday 9-1pm, all season hats, shoes, boots, boys clothing newborn-3T (gap, oshgosh, children's place), children toys, women clothes, dresser, desk, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1290 North Kuther (Between Rt 47 and Russell Road), Friday & Saturday, 9:30-? Large sale! Antiques, furniture, mower, weedeater, tailgate drill, Torpedo heater, tools, household items, much more! Off road parking.

SIDNEY, 1315 Riverbend, Saturday only, 9-2. Books, purses, tools, picnic table, household items, lots of miscellaneous. Too much to list!

SIDNEY, 1445 Broadway Avenue, Thursday, 3-7, Friday, 86, Saturday, 8-2. Cobra CB, Cobra tractor trailer/ car GPS, 4 peice white wicker patio set, patio table/ chairs, coffee table with end tables, vanity set, girl's bike, microwave, small kitchen appliances, brand new SIB Alcoa golf bag, new men's & women's Harley Davidson books, new women's golf shoes, all size bedding, blankets, comforters, women's plus size and girl's clothing, shoes, lots of miscellaneous. Lots of items $1 or less. EVERYTHING MUST GO!!

SIDNEY, 1641 North Kuther Road, Friday & Saturday 93pm, boys clothes, newborn-5, girls 3T-5, maternity clothes, big man clothes, video games, toys, baby items, home decorations, and much more. Priced to sell. SIDNEY, 211 Stewart, Saturday only, 8-3. Name brand clothes: infant boy's & girl's, junior, men's women's, maternity, toys, housewares, miscellaneous.



Help Wanted General

SIDNEY, 1707 Letitia Drive, Thursday & Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-noon, AWESOME GARAGE SALE, glassware, kids games, sporting items, tripod stands, 2 large area rugs, lights, purses, dog cages, retro bar, stools, women and boys clothes, and other items.

SIDNEY, 832 Fielding Road, (off Brooklyn) Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9-?, MULTIFAMILY SALE, men, ladies, girls, baby clothes, stroller, antiques, vanity, furniture, teachers, books, bike, McCoy, car seats, large computer center, tools. Lots! NO EARLY BIRDS.

GENERAL LABORER wanted. Experience with hand tools essential. Diverse work environment. Flexible hours. Call (937)492-8862.

SIDNEY, 1861 Riverside Drive, Friday 9-3pm, Saturday 9-2pm, CASH SALES ONLY, tools, hunting equipment, holiday decorations, Longaberger baskets, workshops, of Gerald Henn baskets, and potter, exercise equipment, adult clothes, men & ladies plus sizes, handbags Sak, Michael Kors, Stone Mountain, Dooney & Bourke, Fossil, white glassware, kitchen accessories, and much more. All very clean, no smoking. SIDNEY, 2111 Broadway Avenue, Saturday 9-2pm, television, entertainment center, 5 piece patio set, patio umbrella, patio door vertical blinds, hitch hauler, cross country skis, trailer and camper items, Nisan Frontier Tonneau Cover, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 215 South Vandemark Road, Friday 9am4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Air conditioner, lawn mower, name brand clothing & shoes, home decor, carseat, riding toys, computer items & more!!

SIDNEY, 2769 Summer Field Trail, Saturday 8-3pm, 23 Longaberger baskets, ATWA disk stereo, lots of holiday decorations, 2 sets of dishes, Rockwell sonic crafter, auto maintenance charger, Fostoria glassware, set of silverware, numerous household items. SIDNEY, 2801 North Broadway Avenue, Friday 8-2pm, Saturday 9-1pm, booster seat, high chair, kids desk, boys clothes 3T-5T, exercise equipment, XL nursing scrubs, 4 rolling dining chairs, clothes rack, Thomas the train set, luggage. SIDNEY, 2946 Knoop Johnston (Off Sidney Plattsville), Saturday only! 8am-4pm, Crib, baby boy clothing 12-18 months, Precious Moments & dolls, Charming Tails, curio cabinet, computer desk, kids toys, Avon, Scrubs, lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 9121 Lochard Road, Thursday & Friday 9-6pm, Saturday 9-1pm, boys clothes 414, ladies clothes large-4XL, bakers rack, child, toys, household items, tools, power wheels ride on dump truck, fisher price pool table, child wheelchair. SIDNEY, Hickory Dell Estates Neighborhood sale! (South 25A), Saturday, 9am-2pm. Numerous families. Something for everyone. Look for the balloons on the mailboxes Clerical FRONT DESK Medical office in Sidney and Piqua looking for part time front desk. Multi tasking with experience in EHR. Billing experience preferred. Dept 112 Sidney Daily News 1451 Vandemark Road Sidney, OH 45365 Drivers & Delivery DRIVER Dancer Logistics is looking for Class A CDL driver with at least 2 years experience for home daily runs, over the road and regional. Great Benefits and great home time and your weekends off. Also looking for Teams to run West coast. Please apply at: 900 Gressel Dr Delphos, Oh or call (419)692-1435

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/ Piqua/ Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ (888)200-5067 Education

SIDNEY, 2987 Summerfield Trail, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8-noon, boys clothes 03T, girls 0-9 months, 3 baby swings, other baby items, refrigerator, women, men, clothes, car seat, kids toys, too much to list! SIDNEY, 306 Park Street, (corner of St. Marys) Saturday 8-2pm, double jogging stroller, lawnmower, mulcher, weedeater, small cut off grinder, scrubs, toys, winter coats, wooden shelf, lawn ornaments, home decorations, porch swing, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 3632 Millcreek Road, Friday 8-5pm, Saturday 710am, old garden plow, glider rocker, parking meter, milk can, baby items, children clothes, cookie jars, antique child rocker, sohio gas can, cast iron frog. SIDNEY, 406 Fourth Avenue, Saturday only, 8-2. Moving sale! Stainless steel dishwasher 3 months old, dining room set with 6 chairs, sofa, lawnmower, lots of miscellaneous. Rain or shine: inside sale! SIDNEY, 474 Oakleaf Court, June 21, 22, 28, 29, Fridays, 94, Saturdays, 9-1. 20" TV, bar & 2 stools set, glass coffee table & end tables, queen bedding, 2 Bistro stools, Guitar Hero, bathroom sinktop & faucet, pre-paid cell phone, pool equipment, women's clothes/ shoes medium. SIDNEY, 512 Karen Avenue, Saturday 7-2:30pm, LARGE 2 FAMILY SALE, TV and stand, barbie house, toys, bed spread sets, home decorations, pillows, rotisserie grill, gazle glider, full size mattress set, many household items, miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 518 Franklin Avenue, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9-? HUGE garage sale, something for everyone. Don't miss! SIDNEY, 608 South Miami (Christian Faith Baptist Church), Thursday & Friday 10am-?, Saturday 10am-noon, Womens, mens, boys, girls, Jr clothing, shoes, purses, Western books, dishes, tv, games, Tablet, dishes, marbles, miscellaneous SIDNEY, 733 Chestnut Avenue (in alley), Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am2pm, Little girls 3 months-24 months, brand name juniors 01, boys size 5, 4x6 wall mirror, highchair, rocking horse, Lots of very nice miscellaneous SIDNEY, 741 Chestnut Avenue, Friday 8-2pm, kids clothes, exercise equipment, household item, books, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 836 Stratford Drive, Friday 9am-6pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, Ladies clothing xl4x, mens clothing xl, girls clothing 12month-3T, all in excellent condition

HBM OPERATOR Custom machine manufacturer has an immediate opening for an experienced Horizontal Boring Mill Operator on first shift to operate a Cincinnati Gilbert floor mill with a six-inch spindle. Must be able to set up and operate a manual HBM from working drawings. Experience with machining large parts is a big plus Excellent pay and benefit package including 25% 401k match, medical, and dental coverage. Please submit resume and salary requirements in confidence to: HBM Operator P.O. Box 920 Piqua, Ohio 45356

LPN/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT 25 Hours per week, some driving involved Call (937)492-7808

NOW HIRING MIG welders Metal fabricators Industrial painters Construction helpers Assemblers Machine operators Packagers Administrative support In Minster, Sidney, and Piqua. All require transportation, diploma/GED, and NO FELONIES. Call BarryStaff at (937)726-6909 or 381-0058

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package to include medical, dental, life, disability insurance and 401K plan. Qualified candidates will be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MASTER MAINTENANCE Professional Janitorial Service Master Maintenance has immediate openings in the Sidney area. Part time, light duty cleaning positions available in the evenings. 4-6 hours per evening. Retirees and couples welcome to apply. Excellent supplemental income opportunity. Call (800)686-3192 after 5PM and leave a message to schedule an interview

Local Ready-Mix Company has driving positions available in the Sidney, OH area. Experience in Ready-Mix operations preferred. Qualified applicants must possess a valid CDL. We offer a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package in a Drug Free environment. Come be a part of our Team!

★ Star Leasing ★ Company We are located just off US 33 between Bellefontaine and Marysville, OH near the Honda plants. Mechanics needed in the shop, in our mobile trucks and for a mobile truck located in St. Paris, OH. Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS, but not required. Looking for energetic, mechanically minded quick learners. Please visit our website at for an application. Fill out online or fax the completed application to (937)644-2858. Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer

Medical/Health DENTAL ASSISTANT Looking for a personable dental assistant for our comprehensive fully digital high tech dental office that uses a team approach to patient care. Dental radiographic license from the state of Ohio needed, computer skills strongly recommended. Assist dentist with patients ages 3 and up. Position available immediately. Send resume to: Auglaize Dental Associates 1101 Defiance Street Wapakoneta, OH 45895 Equal Opportunity Employer


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in Sidney, Ohio is recognized as one of the leading providers of advanced nursing and rehabilitation services in the area. We are known for our cozy and friendly atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. Our seasoned staff members take a personal interest in our residents and provide a caring, loving, home like environment. We have immediate openings for the following positions:

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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR wanted. Experienced with Auto CAD/ Microstation.

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Enjoy Being Outdoors? Seize the opportunity: Choice One Engineering has an immediate full-time position to perform field survey duties. Position requires desire and ability to learn land surveying techniques and operate surveying equipment. For more information, visit

SDN2055-15PAPERS CAMPBELL, CULVERT, HIGHLAND, POMEROY, RAUTH, S WILKINSON SDN2058-16PAPERS CAMPBELL, HALL, MONTROSE, S WAGNER SDN2091-28 PAPERS DARTMOUTH, HARVARD, HILLCREST SDN2092-13PAPERS DOORLEY RD SDN1058-30 PAPERS BROADWAY AVE, N MAIN, E PARKWOOD, E ROBINWOOD, TWINBROOK PL If interested, please contact: Jason 937-498-5934 or Rachel 937-498-5912 If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDN number that you are interested in.


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Apartments /Townhouses

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CARRIAGE HILL Apartments, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water, trash included, garages. (937)4984747, PRIVATE SETTING, 2 Bedroom Townhouse, No one above or below! Appliances, Washer/ Dryer Fireplace, garage, Water, Trash included, (937)4984747,


Legal Notice in Suit for Quiet Title by Adverse Possession Case No. 13-CV-000112 State of Ohio, Shelby County, Court of Common Pleas, General Division Mitchell M. Brautigam, etc. -vsE.F. Ferree, et al.

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Sporting Goods

2007 ACURA TL 66k miles, loaded! Black, leather, all power, heated seats, MP3 multi CD changer, sunroof, new battery, newer tires, very good condition! $14,300. Call (937)726-2791

PISTOLS, Smith & Wesson, Model 647, 17H.M.R. Cal, Stainless steel, Ruger Super Blackhawk, 44 Magnum Cal, Stainless Steel Revolver, Factory new in box, 7-1/2 inch barrel, (567)203-9446


Cleaning & Maintenance

GARAGE FOR RENT, Lease required, located at 2453 Michigan Street, call 1-800468-1120 SIDNEY, 121 North Street, Nice Office Space for Rent, Air conditioned, 1-6 offices. Call Ryan (407)579-0874 SIDNEY, Need 1 or 2 room office in downtown Sidney? We have space with access to conference room and storage. Garage parking, storage also available call (937)726-6232 or (937)638-3653. Houses For Rent

The defendants, to-wit, E. F. Ferree (aka Ernest F. Ferree), C. E. Ferree (aka Clarence E. Ferree), Grace A. Shappell (aka Grace Ferree Shappell), Marjorie Ferree Ayers, and Virginia Ferree, and Defendants, the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, next of kin, next of estate of inheritance, minor beneficiaries, unborn descendants, incompetent next of kin, incompetent heirs, administrators, executors, personal representatives, spouses and assigns of each of Defendants, E. F. Ferree (aka Ernest F. Ferree), C. E. Ferree (aka Clarence E. Ferree), Grace A. Shappell (aka Grace Ferree Shappell), Marjorie Ferree Ayers, and Virginia Ferree, and Defendant, Jane Doe, unknown spouse of E. A. Ferree aka Edwin A. Ferree, and Defendants the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, next of kin, next of estate of inheritance, minor beneficiaries, unborn descendants, incompetent next of kin, incompetent heirs, administrators, executors, personal representatives, spouses and assigns of Jane Doe, unknown spouse of E. A. Ferree aka Edwin A. Ferree all of whose addresses are unknown and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained will take notice that on May 22, 2013, Plaintiffs, Mitchell M. Brautigam and Lisa A. Brautigam, filed their complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio, in case number 13-CV-000112, on the docket of said Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is for quiet title to the following described real estate by adverse possession:

Land Care

2 BEDROOM, basement, newly remodeled, 319 Michigan Street, Sidney, $500 month + deposit, (937)3947117. 3 BEDROOM, 1 bathroom, large, 1/2 double with washer and dryer hookup. 522 South Ohio Ave. Sidney. $550 month, $550 deposit. (937)658-4999 4 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, 2 story brick, Fairlawn Schools, $600 month. Send reply to: Dept 110, c/o Sidney Daily News, 1451 North Vandemark Road, Sidney, Ohio 45380. PIQUA NEAR 1-75, very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, includes appliances, no pets, $890 monthly, 18 month lease, (937)778-0524 Livestock

SITUATE IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22 TOWN 2 RANGE 13, B.T.M.R. PERRY TOWNSHIP, SHELBY COUNTY OHIO, AND BEING PART OF THOSE LANDS OWNED BY MITCHELL AND LISA BRAUTIGAM AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD 1906 PAGE 440, BEING MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Beginning at an iron pin with S.C.E.O. Cap found in a monument box, said iron pin being at the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of Section 22 and the centerline of State Route 706, said iron pin marking the Point of Beginning of the tract herein described; Thence, with the centerline of State Route 706 and the south line of the northwest quarter of Section 22, South 84°58'47" East, 1681.97 feet to the True Point of Beginning of the tract herein described; Thence, with the west right of way line of Ferree Road, North 5°9'50" East, 1321.67 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin found, passing for reference at 30.00 feet the north right of way line of State Route 706; Thence, with the south line of a 25.93 acre tract of land owned by Dayton Power & Light as recorded in Deed Volume 180 Page 31, South 84°50'16" East, 20.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin found in the centerline of Ferree Road; Thence, with the centerline of Ferree Road, South 05°09'50" West, 1321.57 feet to a Mag Spike found in the centerline of State Route 706; Thence, North 84°58'47" West, 20.00 feet to the True Point of Beginning, containing 0.607 acres more or less all lying within the rights of way of State Route 706 and Ferree Road, being subject to all legal rights of ways easements, agreements and restrictions of record; Bearings listed above are based upon Ohio State Plane, North Zone 3401 NAD 83, grid distances shown are ground. The deed records referenced are all recorded in the Shelby County Recorder's Office. Pins noted as set are 5/8" x 30" rebar with pink plastic caps stamped "Lock-Two 7988". The above description was prepared by Lock Two Surveying, LLP from a survey performed by Christopher S. Harmon, Professional Surveyor #7988 in March of 2013 and recorded in Small Plat Book 32, Page 123 in the Shelby County Recorder's Office.

PULLETS/ COCKERELS, rare white standard Chantecler pullets and cockerels from Canadian stock. Good for eggs, meat or exhibition. Call (937)492-8482 or email

The above named defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for six (6) consecutive weeks or said defendants may be denied a hearing in this case.

2005 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, $4500, (937)418-8727.

James F. Stevenson, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio Joseph A. Chrisman, Attorney for Plaintiffs May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4

1994 BUICK PARK AVENUE, $1850.00, OBO, 148k miles, 3.8L motor, 28 miles per gallon, always garaged, very reliable. 419-628-2101



4 cyl, red, good condition, leather, only 7000 miles, 1301 Sixth Avenue, Sidney, $23,500. (937)622-5747 Auto Classic /Antiques 1928 Model A Ford, 2 door Sedan, all original. runs & drives, $7000, (937)658-1946 Motorcycles

POM-POO male pup, 1st shots, ready to go! $250. (419)582-4211. Want To Buy WANTED TO Buy Wheat or Oat Straw out of the field, (937)295-3276 Autos Under $5000

Autos For Sale

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1987 KAWASAKI VOYAGER XII 36,200 miles, VGC 1200 cc 4 cylinder, water cooled, air ride, less than 5000 miles on tires, AM/FM cassette with inter-com included. Pull behind trailer, Asking $2300, Bill (937)492-3810


Construction & Building

1982 COACHMAN TT, 24ft, good condition. Must see to appreciate, $3500. Call (937)726-4976 to see.

Self performing our own work allows for the best prices on skilled labor.                            25 years combined experience FREE estimates

Mower Maintenance



2008 PUMA Sleeps 4, 20 QB, loveseat, microwave, refrigerator, stove, stereo, air, full bath, used 3 times, complete towing package, like new, very nice, must see! $8000 OBO. (937)492-8476

Paving & Excavating

Furniture & Accessories DINING ROOM TABLE, brass color frame, 6 fabric cushion seats, glass top is heavy, approximately 200lbs, 71"x41" $150 OBO (937)726-2140 BEDDING, assortment of sheet sets, sizes, bed skirts, quilts, etc. please call (937)492-0357


Gutter Repair & Cleaning

Landscaping & Gardening


POND PLANTS, potted and bare root lillies, bog plants and pond size comet goldfish (937)676-3455 or (937)4175272

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PATIO SET Outdoor Wicker, brand new, brown, please call(937)492-1387 POWER TOOLS excellent condition, hand guns as new, 027 trains-turn key. Call (248)694-1242

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots


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Vehicles and tractors: 1974 Ford Ranchero, 87,620 miles, looks and runs good; 1959 Ford Galaxy 500, 54,265 miles, good project car; 1961 Case gas tractor with model 22 loader, 3-pt Hitch; 1614 Power King tractor with mower deck, blade, heat houser, runs good; John Deere F525 mower; 3-pt plow; side winder mower; 1992 EZ-GO electric golf cart

Some routes can be combined for additional earnings!!! Complete Line of Appliances

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT, excellent for attorney office, insurance office, or doctors office. Located at 2453 Michigan Street, call 1-800-468-1120

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Jason 937-498-5934 or Rachel 937-498-5912

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MAGNIFICATION SYSTEM, Clear view, to assist people with low vision, unit includes stand & manual, asking $1100, (937)492-0391

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Christopherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lawncare

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RVs / Campers

FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, stoves, washers, dyers, mowers, farm equipment, car parts, anything aluminum, metal, steel. Building clean outs, JUNK"B"GONE, (937)5386202

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Fishing is by appointment

Paws & Claws Retreat: Pet Boarding


WALKING ROUTES! The Sidney Daily News is seeking


7 HOLSTEIN FEEDER CALVES, 400 pounds plus, healthy on pasture and grain, call (937)492-3313

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Serving the area for 16 years


KITTENS, 2 calico, 1 black, all females, free to good homes. Call (937)726-6477

is here for you!

Relax and enjoy the fishing.


FRIENDLY KITTENS, 8 weeks old, FREE to good home. 1long-haired, 1-black & white, and a few grey striped. Contact (937)726-7924. JACK RUSSELL BOSTON TERRIER mix puppies, first shots and wormed, 6 weeks old, $75 each, call (937)6221404 after 4pm.

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Houses For Sale BEAUTIFUL. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, basement, 2 car garage, wonderful yard, 3085 Kuther Road, Sidney, (419)305-1439

Miscellaneous Wheelchair, Electric, LIKE NEW, Jiffy Select, 1 1/2 years old, charger, red, gray and black. Asking $500. Call Barbara (937)335-3094.


Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits.

Autos For Sale 1999 OLDS Intrigue, 1500, 173K MILES, 3800 v6REBUILT MOTOR, new tires, very reliable. call (937)581-8565



D I S C O V E R PEBBLEBROOK, Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes/ ranches. Garages, appliances, washer/ dryer. Near I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747,

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OUTSIDE SALES for farm seed and chemical sales. Must have knowledge and experience of all kids of farm seek and chemicals. Farms welcome to apply, (419)236-2571 or (419)778-9378.


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Arthritis takes different forms DEAR DR. has arthritis in ROACH: You his hands and an published lower back. His article in April physician has discussing the never suggested differences becold laser treattween osments to him. teoarthritis and From what I have rheumatoid read on the Interarthritis. How To your net, they seem to does “degenerabe an effective, good tive arthritis” low-risk treatoption. differ from the health ment other two? — What’s your asDr. Keith R.L. sessment of Roach ANSWER: them? — R.H. Degenerative arthritis ANSWER: Whether is osteoarthritis; it’s an laser treatment is effecold term that dates from tive depends on what a time when arthritis kind of arthritis your was thought to be friend has. I discussed caused by normal aging osteoarthritis briefly in processes and from the previous question, “wear and tear” caused but it is much more by exercise. That is no common than rheumalonger accepted. For ex- toid arthritis, an auample, runners are at toimmune disease in no greater risk for os- which the immune systeoarthritis of the knee tem attacks the joints than non-runners. Fur- (and sometimes other thermore, exercise is a important organs). Osvaluable therapy for os- teoarthritis is more teoarthritis, and stop- likely to affect the back. ping an exercise Low-level laser therprogram leads to more apy, also called cold pain and disability. laser, has been studied However, injuries in both rheumatoid clearly do contribute to arthritis and osthe development of os- teoarthritis. In people teoarthritis. with rheumatoid arthriBeing overweight is tis of the hand, the laser the most important treatment reduced pain modifiable factor for the and morning stiffness, development of os- and improved flexibility. teoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, the DEAR DR. ROACH: jury is still out; some I have a good friend who studies showed benefit,

and others showed echocardiogram usually none. It does seem to be is performed as well. a safe treatment. The standard treatment is anti-inflammaDEAR DR. ROACH: tory medication, such as I am writing about my ibuprofen or in16-year-old grandson. domethacin. For the He was taken to the most part, people imhospital with chest prove within two weeks. pain, and was diagnosed Sometimes the inflamwith a viral infection of mation of the lining of the lining of the heart. the heart includes inHe is now OK. He later flammation of part of had an MRI, and the the heart itself, called doctor said the virus myopericarditis. I wonhad damaged the out- der if that is what the side of his heart and doctor meant. This is dithat he would need to be agnosed by echocardioseen again in a year. gram or MRI and blood I would like to know tests for muscle enhow serious this is. I zymes. Fortunately, have never heard of even myopericarditis anything like it. — usually gets completely M.A.W. better, and is treated ANSWER: It sounds the same way. as though your grandIn general, when a son had acute pericardi- doctor wants to see you tis (“acute” simply back in a year, that means “recent onset”; means things are going pericarditis is inflam- pretty well. mation of the pericardium, the Dr. Roach regrets that nonmuscular fibrous he is unable to answer sac that goes around the individual letters, but heart). Acute pericardi- will incorporate them in tis is most commonly the column whenever caused by viruses, al- possible. Readers may though this is seldom email questions to ToYproved to be the case in ourGoodHealthmed.corindividual patients. The or request an most prevalent symp- order form of available tom is chest pain, which health newsletters at often feels better when P.O. Box 536475, Orthe patient sits up and lando, FL 32853-6475. leans forward. An EKG Health newsletters may is usually done to help be ordered from diagnose it, and an


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100 years June 20, 1913 The Minster and Loramie Railway Co., between Minster and Fort Loramie went into receiver’s hands this morning in order of Judge Mathers in common pleas court. Julius Boesel of New Bremen president of the First National Bank at that place, and W.J. Sherman, president of the Loramie Banking Co., were named as receivers. The action was brought on failure of the company to make payment on its bonds. The receivers are ordered to continue to operate the road until further order of court. The assets of the company are listed at $50,000. ––––– Arrangements have been made to have Eddie Korn, of Montra, Shelby County’s famous aviator, to make several flights at Lima on July Fourth.

75 years June 20, 1938 Two occupants of an airplane, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wical of Springfield, escaped injury when their plane was overturned and wrecked in attempting to take off at Botkins yesterday afternoon. The couple had flown to Botkins to visit Mr. Wical’s father and were preparing to return home when the accident happened. The plane was extensively damaged in the accident in and was sent to Detroit today for repairs. ––––– Miss Catherine Royon has returned to her home in Anna where she is spending the summer after having spent a week in Linwood park, Vermilion on lake. She was the assistant supervisor for a group of twelve students of Birmingham High school who were conducting a home management project there. She is a member of the high school teaching staff in Birmingham.

50 years June 20, 1963 JACKSON CENTER — Scherer Post 493 American Legion was presented the annual traveling trophy for scoring highest in post activities in the second district of Ohio. The presentation was made for both 1961 and 1962 and was made by a second district commander, Harold Kaufman, of Waynesfield. –––––

Dave Soder pitched and battled Holiday Lanes back into first place in the nip-and-tuck “B” chase of the City Junior Baseball program, at Custenborder field on Friday night. Soder twirled a one-hitter as Holiday Lanes walloped Frostie Root Beer, 14-2, striking out an even dozen while giving up one base on balls. Getting three for three at the plate in Holliday’s 12 hit attack off John Mentges, Soder had a two-run homer during Holiday’s five-run spree in the fifth.

25 years June 20, 1988 Under normal conditions, making hay isn’t near the top of the list of Debora Vaubel’s favorite things to do as the wife of a dairy farmer. But this isn’t a normal year, so Mrs. Vaubel says she would love to be out in the field bringing in a bumper crop of hay if only it would rain to make the crop worth harvesting. John and Deboral Vaubel of Botkins are among the many dairy farmers in the Upper Miami Valley who are beginning to feel the squeeze of the drought which is shriveling up silage crops and stifling the growth of hay fields. Vaubel has turned north to Canada for shipments of hay to replenish the supply he needs to feed a herd of 50 milk cows. ––––– The Sidney High School Class of 1943 marked the 45th anniversary of its graduation June 11 at the Holiday Inn. Eighty-four persons, including 51 class members and 33 guests, attended the party. Urban Friesthler of Torrance, Calif., and Laverna (Snyder) Carson of Jacksonville, N.C. won prizes as the man and woman travelling the greatest distances. People from the states of Florida, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois joined their former classmates in Ohio for the occasion. June 21, 2013.

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Mom should keep kids away from their gun-toting grandpa DEAR ABBY: The My friend advised that, letter you printed from according to the local “Gun-Shy in South interpretation of menCarolina” (March 5), tal health statutes, about the antics of her Grandpa might be eligun-toting, alcoholic gible for involuntary father-in-law, caught commitment and evalmy attention. I’m a uation in a psychiatric former mental health facility. He could be disclinician and program armed by the police, if Dear inspector. I discussed necessary. Abby that letter with a ”Gun-Shy” should Abigail friend who is a psychiheed her motherly inVan Buren stincts, stay home and atrist. ”Grandpa” has probably al- refuse to visit Grandpa until ready violated a municipal or- he enters treatment. Otherdinance regarding discharging wise there’s a high probability a firearm in corporate limits. I that she will mourn the loss of agree with you that he has en- one or more dead children. dangered his grandchildren. Grandpa seems to think

that booze and guns make him brave. A brave person is a military medic, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and the thousands of first responders who demonstrate their bravery by saving human lives, not threatening them. In fact, many Medal of Honor recipients earn the award not by the number of enemies killed, but lives saved. — RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR RESPONSIBLE: I agree. Some readers felt I should have been tougher in my response, and that GunShy and her children should not visit Grandpa at all. Fail-

ure to act on her fears is called child endangerment and could result in the children being taken away. Readers let me have it with both barrels: DEAR ABBY: Your answer to “Gun-Shy” was off the mark! As a vet and former law enforcement officer, I think the whole family is in “wimp” mode. For adults to watch a drunk adult fire a gun in the air around his family and not call 911 was ignorant and dangerous. ALL states have laws about firing guns in the air (illegal), firing guns while drunk (illegal), unsecured loaded weapons (illegal), and firing

guns around children in a home environment (illegal). That jerk should have been arrested! — SMOKEY IN FLORIDA DEAR ABBY: Thank you for reminding your readers that when someone shoots a gun into the air, the bullet comes down somewhere. A child near my hometown died last New Year’s Eve when she stepped outside with her grandmother to watch the fireworks and a bullet fell to earth and lodged in her brain. The police believe the gun may have been fired from a few miles away. — CHRISTINA IN MARYLAND


Sidney Daily News,Thursday, June 20, 2013



“I was given a ukulele when I was 5 years old,” he said. “That was the beginning of the end for me. “I started writing songs when I was 9. So from the time I was 6 years old, I knew what I wanted to do with my life,” he said. Pottorf attended college at Ohio University for one year before transferring to the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. After performing at Kings Island for several years, Pottorf was hired as the senior music composer with Paramount Parks. “I was head of the music department,” he said. “I wrote for shows being performed at all five parks (owned by Paramount Parks). I did stage shows and character shows for them.” For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg In 1999, Pottorf deGOBA RIDER Leon Slabaugh, of Orrville, tries out a replica high-wheeler bi- cided it was time to purcycle on display by The Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen Wednes- sue his career in film and day. The museum put the replica outside for visiting GOBA riders that were television and he created his own company, RPMucamping out next to the New Bremen High School. sic. His music has been heard on CBS, HGTV, Court TV and PAXNET. “I decided I wanted to do more television,” said Pottorf, “and figured it was now or never. So I resigned from Paramount to do television and films.” Pottorf has done various commercial work, but said he is probably best known for an animated series that was on CBS. “I did the music for ‘Danger Rangers,’ which was on CBS on Saturday mornings,” said Pottorf. “As a kid, I lived for Saturday morning cartoons.” Rangers” “Danger starred Mark Hamill (“Star Wars” fame) and Jerry Houser. His recent films include 20th Century Fox’s “The Trial,” starring Matthew Modine, and Lion Gate’s “Unrequited” starring Michael Welch of “Twilight.” His latest work, “Dog Days of Summer” starring Will Patton, will be out soon, he

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Gateway Arts Council Ellen Keyes, of New Bremen, looks over an antique bike on display at the Gateway Arts Council headquarters Wednesday. Behind her are pictures taken by GOBA riders that will be on display through Friday. said. The film to be shown Friday, he said, stars Ted Levin, Kelly Carlson and Bob Gunton. It tells the story of a mentally challenged teenager who inwith teracts supernatural beings he calls “Watchers.” Pottorf said it takes three to six weeks to compose the music for an entire film. “People will ask me if I get a copy of the movie I’m supposed to compose the music for,” said Pottorf. “I tell them it’s like hiring a painter to do a portrait. You give them all the supplies and then you don’t give them the canvas to do the painting on. You have to have the picture before you start writing the music.” Composing the music is a collaboration between the film’s director and the musical director. “When the film’s director hires someone to do the music, they already know the music style and body of work of the composer,” he said. “There might be a temporary music track on it from when they edited the film. So I can like the scene and like the feel of

the music there. As a composer though, I hate that because sometimes I’m locked into that style of music. “But with the music track there, I know what’s going on in the director’s head and what he’s looking for from you,” he said. “No matter what, your style of music is going to come through.” While the Pottorfs currently live in Kentucky, he said they are planning a move to Austin, Texas, next year. “We love Texas,” said Pottorf. “My wife and I will be ‘empty nesters’ in the fall as our daughter Haley is leaving for college. Our son Luke is in his third year of premed at the University of Kentucky. “We plan to lease a studio apartment in LA for when we have to be there,” he said. “We love Texas — it’s warm all year round there.” Tickets for Friday’s shows are $5 each and will be available Friday at the theater. The box office opens one hour ahead of the show. DVD’s of the film will also be available for purchase at the theater.


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