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Let freedom ring! Giant flag to be flown at Sidney Historic Theatre The Historic Sidney Theatre and Raise the Roof for the Arts (RTR) received a gift of an American flag last week. The flag, which is approximately 20 feet by 30 feet in size, was donated to the group by Perkins Restaurant in Sidney after it received a call from Sarah Barr, project coordinator for RTR. “Our next concert is the Nashville band Scarletta on July 27,” said Barr. “They left this week for Europe to entertain our troops. We thought it would be a wonderful way to support our troops and celebrate the month of our independence as well.” The flag was delivered last week to the theatre and will be hung for the concert on July 27. “We wanted to open it and then refold it to store it properly,” said Mardie Milligan, president of RTR, “so I called Kevin Frazier-Jones to ask if the cast of ‘Footloose’ could Photo provided help and he agreed. During Tuesday night’s rehearsal the THE CAST of “Footloose” displays the American flag which will be used during the performance of Scarletta at the Historic See FLAG/Page 18 Sidney Theatre on July 27.

Delay stirs broader Investigation continues into worries about health law Ohio officials welcome alleged hazing BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press

The Findlay Police Department is continuing with its investigation of the hazing incident by members of the Fairlawn High School boys basketball team while at the University of Findlay basketball camp on June 21-22. Some information has been obtained so far in the initial stage of this investigation. According to a press release from the department, officers have learned that one boy was held down by two or three other boys and had a plastic bottle with liquid thrown at him. This bottle struck the front of the boy below the waistline. The boy suffered an injury, but did not reveal this injury to anyone until confronted by his parents after the camp was over. No medical treatment has been sought by the boy and his parents at this time. On a different occasion, a second boy was held down by two or three other boys. While he was being held down, one of the other boys put his fingers on the buttocks of the boy that was held down. This was over the clothing and all boys were clothed at the time. There has been some information obtained that a third boy was held down by two or three other boys on a different occasion. While being held down, one of the other boys put his fingers on the buttocks of the boy being held down. See HAZING/Page 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requirement that many employers provide coverage is just one part of a complex law. But its one-year postponement has taken administration allies and adversaries alike by surprise. White House officials said Wednesday that the delay was firm and won’t be extended after a year — and that the overhaul will still be fully implemented by the time Obama leaves office. But the officials, who were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations on the record and spoke only on condition of anonymity, wouldn’t rule out See HEALTH/Page 4


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COLUMBUS (AP) — Top Ohio Republicans on Wednesday praised a move by President Barack Obama’s administration to delay a central requirement of his health care law, while supporters of the overhaul didn’t see the change as threatening the coverage of additional low-income workers. Their comments come a day after the Obama administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay in a requirement that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who is also Ohio’s insurance director, welcomed the news in a statement, saying it could provide relief to businesses. Taylor, who has been one of the state’s most outspoken critics of the law, added, “hopefully repealing the mandate altogether is the next step because it is so burdensome on job creators.” Cathy Levine, who co-chairs a coalition of unions, consumer advocates and faith-based groups that back the law, defended the move. She said the administration was merely being responsive to employers who have asked for more time. “Implementation of major change is difficult and complex, and the administration is obviously trying to balance See OHIO/Page 4

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices • Edward Andrew “Andy” for the following people appear on Sparks Page 3 today: • Peggy Sue McKenzie • John Kaplan • Naomi J. Neth • Connie J. Wellman

Today’s thought If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worthwhile.” — Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (1887-1976). For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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Cause of camper CITY RECORD fire is undetermined Police log BY MIKE SEFFRIN The cause of a camper fire in which a teen was burned is undetermined. Dailan Day, 19, is being treated at Miami Valley Hospital for burns he suffered when a camper in which he was sleeping caught fire early Tuesday morning. The camper, which was on the back of a pickup truck, was owned by Day’s grandfather, Odis Day, and was located near the Day home at 10571 Schenk Road. Odis Day said Wednesday a state fire investigator who was there earlier that day said the cause of the fire was undetermined. The blaze began in a corner near a closet and water heater, Day said. The investigator told Day a faulty electrical wire may have sparked the blaze or there may have been a gas leak in the water heater, but in the end, he could not determine a cause. Lockington Fire Chief Jon Adams confirmed that the fire cause is undetermined. He said the camper was so

badly damaged that a cause could not be determined. In a story in Wednesday’s edition, another family member said Dailan Day may have been smoking before the fire began. But Odis Day said Wednesday that smoking was not the cause. “That boy was not smoking,” he said. Day said his grandson will remain hospitalized for at least a few days. “He’s doing fairly well. He has second- and third-degree burns,” Day said. “They’re holding him at the burn center. He’s wrapped with gauze and bandages. He’s in a lot of pain.” Dailan suffered burns on 10 percent of his body, with the most serious injuries on his legs, family members said. “The flames were waist-high and he had to go through it to get the door open,” Odis said. Lockington, Russia and Houston firefighters and Houston Rescue were called to the scene Tuesday at 12:53 a.m., according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office records.

Scientists forecast larger Lake Erie algae bloom begin in August. But it’s expected to be about one-fifth the size of the 2011 bloom that hampered tourism and drew headlines as one of the worst on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which bases its algae forecast in large part on the amount of rain that falls on farms in Erie’s drainage basin, presented the forecast Tues-

Absentee ballots available for Aug. 6 election Absentee voter ballots for the special election Aug. 6, which is for the Sidney City School District levy, are now available at the Shelby County Board of Elections Office, 230 E. Court St. Voters may also call the Board of Elections office at 498-7207 to request an application by mail. The Shelby County


Board of Elections office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, including Aug. 5. The office also will be open Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for the Aug. 6 special election must be received by the Board of Elections by noon on Aug. 3.

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This was over the clothing as well and again, all boys were clothed. These incidents happened at different times over the two-day period of June 21 and June 22. The boys were staying in the dormitories at the time. The investigation is ongoing and there are several people left to be interviewed in this matter.


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day at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island, near Put-in-Bay. In Ohio, the drainage basin includes the Maumee and Sandusky rivers. “People will notice there’s a bloom in some areas,” said Rick Stumpf, NOAA’s algae modeler and forecaster. “You need to at least plan to work around this.” The algae growth is fed by phosphorous from fertilizer runoff and other sources, producing bacteria that can kill animals and sicken humans. The forecast from state and federal experts for Lake Erie’s recurring summer algae problems calls for a bloom that could cover 300 square miles across the lake’s western basin. That’s nearly twice as large as last summer’s bloom but about onefifth the size of the bloom that covered 1,600 square miles from Toledo to Cleveland in 2011.

Road to close for work The Shelby County Highway Department will begin the replacement of a concrete box culvert on Heiland-Kies Road on Monday, according to County Engineer Bob Geuy. Heiland-Kies Road will be closed to traffic between Wells Road and Fey Road beginning on that date. The bridge replacement project will take approximately four weeks to complete.

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COUNTY Sheriff’s log WEDNESDAY –11:40 a.m.: vandalism. Vandalism was reported at 7401 Wright-Moyer Road, owned by Ron and Jan Arbabright. TUESDAY –12:05 p.m.: theft. A theft was reported at 7450 Wright-Moyer Road, owned by David Strunk. –10:49 a.m.: theft. Theft of scrap metal was reported at 1533 Riverside Drive. MONDAY –2:17 p.m.: theft. A car was broken into overnight at 10404 Seminole Trail, owned by Denise Little. –11:29 a.m.: vandalism. A mailbox was vandalized at the residence of Tim Simon, 4071 Paulus Road. –9:37 a.m.: property-damage accident. An auto accident was reported in the 1000 block of Ohio 47 in Cynthian Township. SUNDAY –2:32 p.m.: high water. High water reportedly was threatening to take out a bridge at 5348 Rangeline Road. –1:25 p.m.: high water. High water was reported in the 13000


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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY –10:53 a.m.: medical. Anna and Jackson Center Rescue were called to the 1800 block of Ohio 65. –7:13 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was called to the 3300 block of Chief Tarkee Court. MONDAY –11:07 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was called to the 400 block of Mill Street in Anna. –3:35 p.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue was called to the 3000 block of SidneyFreyburg Road. –7:49 a.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue was called to the 1800 block of DingmanSlagle Road. SUNDAY –3:08 p.m.: basement flooded. Fort Loramie firefighters were called to 5460 Rangeline Road where a basement was flooded and electricity was out. The property is owned by Kathleen Sherman. –1:29 p.m.: medical. Anna and Jackson Center Rescue were called to the 200 block of Leo Street in Jackson Center.

A driver and passengers were injured in a one-car accident Saturday at 2:21 p.m. Keisha Williamson, 16, 627 N. West Ave., was driving northbound on Ohio 29, south of Wells Road, and for an unknown reason her car went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The car then went back across the road and hit a guardrail on the left side. It then went back to the right and hit a guardrail again on the right side and came to rest. Williamson said that before the crash, the car had started to shake and she was unable to control it. Williamson and one of her passengers, Allison M. Harris, 21, 217 E. Edgewood St., were taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by the Minster Life Squad. Another passenger, Emily A. Holmes, 14, 623 Ann Place, was taken by Anna Rescue to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Williamson and Harris had possible injuries. Holmes had incapacitating injuries.


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ISGIBRALTAR LAND (AP) — Experts are predicting the toxic blue-green algae outbreak in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be more significant than last year but much smaller than the bloom that blanketed about twothirds of the lake two summers ago. The forecast predicts a “significant bloom” in that part of the lake will

WEDNESDAY -2:59 a.m.: contempt. Police arrested Rise Huff, 49, at large, on a warrant for contempt. TUESDAY -11:10 p.m.: theft. Linda Hammons, 129 Brooklyn Ave., reported the theft of hydrocodone tablets, valued at $5, from her residence. -10:37 p.m.: burglary. Philip B. Moser, 1346 Constitution Ave., reported his residence was entered. -8:33 p.m.: disorderly conduct. Police were called to 332 Wilson Ave. on a report of a disturbance. -7:09 p.m.: domestic violence. Police arrested Roger L. Gross, 23, 532 N. Miami Ave., on a charge of domestic violence. He allegedly assaulted Jessica Mullins, 19, of the same address. -5:17 p.m.: discharging firearms. Police arrested Charles E. Smith, 38, 519 N. Main Ave., and Robert D. Roderick, 23, 17845 State Route 706, on charges of discharging firearms within the city limits. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Hilltop Avenue. -10:19 a.m.: burglary. Bernadette Wilson, 235 Harvard Ave., reported several pieces of jewelry, valued at more than $1,700, and $47.50 in coins were taken from her house between May 1 and Monday. -7:49 a.m,: summons. Police issued a court summons for fail-

-7:26 p.m.: injury. ure to appear to James Rench, 39, 1359 1/2 S. Medics were called to the 500 block of North Main Ave. Miami Avenue. -6:06 p.m.: wash down. Firefighters were called to the area of Deborah Collett, 57, Broadway Avenue and 315 S. Main Ave., was Johnston Drive to assist cited with failure to con- police in washing down trol after an accident the street. Monday at 10:26 a.m. MONDAY Collett was west-12:18 p.m.: medical. bound on East North Medics were called to Street and turned south- the 900 block of Michibound on North Ohio Av- gan Street. enue and struck a -11:16 a.m.: auto acparked car. The parked cident. Medics were car was owned by called to an auto acciMichael Chapman, 617 dent at the intersection E. Pike St., Jackson CenMichigan Street and ter. Vandemark Road. There were no injuries. -9:54 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 3500 block of ChilWEDNESDAY -12:30 p.m.: med- dren’s Home Road. It ical. Medics were called was a false alarm. -8:24 a.m.: medical. to the 200 block of East Medics were called to Court Street. -10:08 a.m.: medical. the 2900 block of Fair Medics were called to Road. -6:29 a.m.: medical. the 1600 block of Port Medics were called to Jefferson Road. -8:39 a.m.: medical. the 1200 block of West Medics were called to Russell Road. -1:36 a.m.: medical. the 2400 block of WaMedics were called to pakoneta Avenue. -8:38 a.m.: medical. the area of South West Medics were called to Avenue and West South the 1500 block of Michi- Street. gan Street. SUNDAY -4:20 a.m.: medical. -10:02 p.m.: medMedics were called to ical. Medics were called the 700 block of North to the 800 block of ArMain Avenue. rowhead Drive. -12:54 a.m.: medical. -8:41 p.m.: transMedics were called to former explosion. the 2000 block of Wells Firefighters were called Drive. to 225 Helen Court on a TUESDAY report that an electrical -9:44 p.m.: injury. transformer had exMedics were called to ploded. Dayton Power the 900 block of Wa- and Light Co. was notipakoneta Avenue. fied. -7:43 p.m.: medical. -4:29 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to Medics were called to the 2400 block of Wa- the 2400 block of Collins pakoneta Avenue. Drive.

In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Todd E. Riddle, 52, 530 Culvert St., $150 and $128 costs and sentenced him to 10 days in jail for theft. A criminal trespass case was dismissed. • Shawn Gessler, 41, 1433 Garfield Ave., was fined $150 and $95 costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail (with one day credit) for criminal damaging. He also was fined $100 and $10 costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for criminal trespass. • James C. Parker, 19, 14383 Runor Drive, was fined $75 and $138 costs

for disorderly conduct, amended from criminal damaging. • Kayla M. Hall, 21, 107 Franklin Ave., was fined $150 and $111 costs for driving under suspension. • Travis E. Daley, 34, 512 Culvert St., was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Daniel T. Sprague, 18, 419 Enterprise Ave., was fined $25 and $111 costs for a traffic control device violation. • The driving under suspension case of Erin A. Brandyberry, 20, 1978 Miami River Road, was dismissed.


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Connie J. Wellman LAPORTE, Ind. — Connie J. Wellman, age 59, of La Porte, Ind., died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Michigan City, Ind. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the FuGilberg-Hartwig neral Home in New Bremen.

Edward Andrew ‘Andy’ Sparks


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W H I T E HALL — Edward Andrew “Andy” Sparks, of 911 43, Beechwood Road, Apt. B, away passed W e d n e s d a y, July 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born on May 11, 1970, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Edward and Janice (Coverstone) Sparks, of Sidney. Andy was a food preparer and a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus. He was an avid sports fan, especially of Ohio State and Dallas Cowboys football. He also cared strongly for the family’s Westies. Graveside services

Graveside Services Friday at 11a.m. at Shelby Memorial Gardens

Peggy Sue McKenzie

John Kaplan

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man has been charged with impersonating a foreign diplomat to get a sales tax exemption for a car purchase and using fake documents to try to buy a multimillion-dollar house. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Derek J. Bishop with seven counts. The Shaker Heights resident is accused of twice claiming to be “a diplomat of the Vatican/Postmaster General of the Divine Province.” Prosecutors allege he made that claim for a car purchase in midMarch and to try to get released from jail days later.

MARKETS LOCAL GRAIN MARKETS Trupointe 701 S. Vandemark Road, Sidney 937-492-5254 Cash corn .............................$6.25 August corn ...............................$6 Cash beans .........................$15.61 Oct./Nov. beans...................$12.10 July wheat............................$6.35 Aug./Sept. wheat ..................$6.35 CARGILL INC. 1-800-448-1285 Dayton July corn...............................$6.37 September corn ....................$5.52 Sidney By July 13 soybeans ....$15.76 1/4 Rest of July soybeans ..$15.31 1/4 POSTED COUNTY PRICE Shelby County FSA 820 Fair Road, Sidney 492-6520 Closing prices for Wednesday: Wheat ...................................$6.99 Wheat LDP Corn ......................................$7.43 Corn LDP Soybeans ............................$15.80 Soybeans LDP rate

LOTTERY Tuesday drawing Mega Millions: 36-4251-52-53, Mega Ball: 40, Megaplier: 4 Wednesday drawings Mega Millions estimated jackpot: $79 million Pick 3 Midday: 6-5-4 Pick 3 Evening: 9-9-8 Pick 4 Midday: 3-3-33 Pick 4 Evening: 9-5-99 Pick 5 Midday: 6-1-42-6 Pick 5 Evening:7-5-47-1 Classic Lotto: 01-1434-37-43-49, Kicker: 6-14-3-1-4 Rolling Cash 5: 03-0528-32-37 Powerball estimated jackpot: $60 million Powerball results will be published in Friday’s newspaper.


Naomi J. Neth

DELPHOS — Naomi J. Neth went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 1:10 p.m. Let us design a She was memorial, born June 14, especially for 1936, in Delphos, to Foryou! est and Bessie (HunCall for saker) Fought, who Appointment preceded her in death. 107 E. State St. - Botkins, OH She was married Dec. 937-693-3263 CELL 937-622-1692 11, 1954, to Jan R. Neth, who went home to Let Western Ohio be with the Lord on Mortgage Take Care May 4, 1989. Naomi had worked at of Your Home Needs several area businesses Western Ohio Mortgage and was a homemaker. 733 Fair Road, Sidney She was a member of Office: 937-497-9662 Paul United St. Toll Free: 800-736-8485 Methodist Church in Teresa Rose President Delphos. NMLS# 286923 Her pride and joy was her family. She loved spending time 40295392 40138915 MB 801814 with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of her personal interests included crosswords, reading, needlework, and traveling with family and friends. Survivors include a son, Gregory (Shari) Neth, of Sidney; a daughter, Jill (Glen) Bradley, of Waco, Texas; two grandchildren, Melissa (Jeremy) Folsom, of Sidney, and Ryan Neth, of Waco, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Soon to Days Inbne Kyle Folsom, of Sidney; four stepgrandchildren, & Conference Center Ethan (Hannah) 400 Folkerth Avenue, Sidney


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WAPAKONETA — Peggy Sue McKenzie, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 a.m. July 2, 2013, at her residence. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Fort Amanda Cemetery. Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta, is handling arrangements.

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will be held Monday, July 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Graceland in Cemetery Sidney, with the Rev. Dr. David Chivington officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. The family requests that memorials be made to the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, 1605 Goularte Place, Fremont, CA 945397241. Condolences may be expressed to the Sparks family at the funeral home’s website,

Bradley, of Florida, Misty Shaw, of Keller, Texas, Niki (Jason) Pate, of Comanche, Texas, and B r a n d y (Damon) Whitmore of Lincoln, Neb.; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, Shane, Tanner, Caitlyn, Jalee, Jaclyn, Jenna, Jadon, Caleb and Parker; a brother, Charles (Grace) Wells, of Delphos; a sister, Helen Wiechart, of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret L. Fair and Barbara A. Horn. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Funeral Strayer Home in Delphos, with Pastor Jim Alter officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation for friends and family will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Strayer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Red the Cross Lima chapter, St. Paul United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or St. Rita’s Hospice. A special thank you to St. Rita’s Hospice.

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Council discusses what to do about Wilkinson Avenue BY KATHY LEESE Sidney City Council members Monday night discussed the possible closure of Wilkinson Avenue and heard plans for upcoming meetings, discussed a case for the Zoning Board of Appeals, and heard a request for changes to a trust fund. During Monday night’s workshop meeting, council members heard that council member Steve Wagner had asked for an update on the status of the possible closure of Wilkinson Avenue at Ohio 47. The area in question would be the north part of Wilkinson Avenue leading to Ohio 47. It was noted that there has been a large number of accidents at Wilkinson Avenue and Ohio 47. City Manager Mark Cundiff said other options instead of closing Wilkinson may be discussed, but the closing remains a possibility. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has the final say in whether Wilkinson would be permanently closed. Cundiff noted that if Wilkinson were to remain open, the left turn going south from Wilkinson onto Ohio 47 might be eliminated, but it might be possible to maintain access onto Ohio 47. Wagner told council members, “I’m definitely opposed to the closing of Wilkinson.” Council member Tom Miller said the city needs to consider all options before closing the street. The city is working to set up a meeting with ODOT next week to discuss its options. Once that meeting is held, the issue will be brought before council for its consideration. The date of that meeting has not been announced yet. Cundiff told council members a case will be presented at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on July 15. The case involves a request by residents at a Beechwood Trail address who want to install a poweroperated pool-safety cover over their private pool. They are request-

ing a variance. Council also heard the details of agenda items for the July 8 and 22 meetings. It was noted that the July 8 meeting will include the presentation of the Miami Valley Risk Management Association Award and the appointment of a person to replace Mike Puckett to the West Ohio Development Council board. The July 22 council meeting will include the introductions of Capt. Bill Shoemaker and Sgt. Warren Melerine, who were both recently promoted at the Sidney Police Department. Cundiff noted it also is possible a new police officer will be introduced. During the July 22 meeting, there is a scheduled citizen commendation for someone who assisted Sidney Police. Other action is expected during both meetings. Council member Janet Born asked during Monday’s meeting if the Sidney Municipal Airport had received a Mike grant. Mayor Barhorst stated that the city was to hear about the grant this week. Council heard from Ginger Adams, city finance officer, about a request regarding the Ike family mausoleum. As of June 30, the fund for the mausoleum’s care was $5,711.22, using the city’s investment rate of return since 1990. Because of changes to accounting, the money, which was originally placed in the cemetery maintenance fund, is now to be placed in a private-purpose trust fund. Reimbursements to the Ike family for expenditures involving repair and maintenance would be paid from that fund. The city staff will be including amounts in the next supplemental appropriations ordinance scheduled for the next council meeting on July 8. The funds would be moved from the cemetery maintenance fund to the new Ike family mausoleum trust fund and funds would be added to the Ike family mausoleum trust fund to allow for reimbursement of mausoleum repairs.

Boot scootin’, blood donations go hand-in-hand FORT LORAMIE — There was a whole lot of boot scootin’ and blood donating going on at the Community Blood Center (CBC) Country Fun Blood Drive at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie June 18. Boosted in part by a drawing for two Saturday night, July 13 tickets to Country Concert 2013 in Fort Loramie, the thrice-yearly blood drive stampeded above the 300 donation mark for the first time since 2011 and the biggest collection day since 2009. The Country Fun Blood Drive registered 342 donors, including 16 first-time donors, and collected 312 red blood cell units. St. Michael’s is a mobile blood drive that features equipment for automated donations and that resulted in 52 double red blood cell donations and 13 platelet and 7 plasma donations. That nearly equaled the record 335 units from February 17, 2009. CBC Shelby County representative Kathy Pleiman decked the hall with cowboy hats, boots and hay bales, plus a display of “Country Fun” door prizes in addition to

the concert tickets grand prize. Winners of the Country Fun Blood Drive prizes include: • Chuck Ernst, Fort Loramie, two reserved seat tickets to Country Concert July 13 • Samatha Brown, Minster, Igloo cooler • Dusty Schemmel, Fort Loramie, Igloo cooler • Ben Drees, Fort Loramie, two lawn chairs • Frank Turner,Fort Loramie, two lawn chairs • Brandon Wilson ,Russia, cowboy hat • Michelle Seger, Fort Loramie cowgirl hat • Ron Frey, Fort Loramie, barbecue package • Tracy Dapore, Fort Loramie, summer play package • Roberta Ratermann, Fort Loramie, summer s’mores package • Kim Eilerman, Fort Loramie, country music package • Robert Schwatz, cowboy hat • Jeff Poeppelman, cowboy hat The Community Blood Center announced that July is full of opportunities to “Give the Gift of Life” though a blood donation. Blood drives are set at:

Wednesday, Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, 7 to 11 a.m. for employees. July 11, Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, noon to 4 p.m. for employees. July 12, Peerless Machinery Group, Sidney, 8 a.m. to noon for employees and public. July 16, Anna Elementary School, 2 to 6 p.m., for public, sponsored by Anna Rescue Squad. July 18, Cargill, Sidney, noon to 4 p.m., for employees. July 18, Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3 to 7 p.m. for public. July 23, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Sidney, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for public. July 24, Sidney Senior Center, Sidney, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for public. July 25, Advanced Composites, Sidney, 2 to 5 p.m. for employees. July 31, Discovery Center, Bellefontaine, noon to 4 p.m. for public. Appointments to donate are strongly encouraged and help the Community Blood Center plan for the appropriate amount of donors. Technology is making it faster and more convenient

than ever to schedule a blood donation. Just use a computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at, or donors can schedule with Pleiman at 295-3100, or (800) 388-GIVE(4483). Walk-ins are welcome as schedules permit. Community Blood Center (CBC) urges healthy donors to consider making a blood donation at this time, there is always a need for blood. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to have in order to donate. Bring along the CBC ID card if you have one. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diet. It is suggested to drink a lot of water the day before and the day of donation. Donors must be at least 16 years of age. Sixteen-year-old donors must have parental consent. Forms are available at or at CBC branch and blood drive locations, or donors can call Pleiman at 295-3100. Donors who are 17 or older do not require parental permission forms.


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Sites for presidents face budget woes BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Supporters of a North Carolina museum honoring James K. Polk, America’s 11th president, are learning a lesson that’s hitting home at other monuments to lesser-known American leaders: Government spending on their memorial sites is declining, so private money and grants had better be found quickly. The small museum on the land where Polk was born is the target of Republican state lawmakers looking for places to cut the budget. Similar money problems are besetting other sites that honor some of the American presidents least likely to make the historians’ top 10 list. Ohio has been cutting funds for the state-run museums honoring Rutherford B. Hayes, Warren G. Harding and Ulysses Grant. The North Carolina budget proposal initially removed nearly all the $110,000 needed each year to run the Polk museum south of Charlotte, meaning it would close for all but a few days a year. Now, the House and Senate are trying to reach a compromise plan that makes some cuts, with hopes that private gifts or grants could make up the difference. However, even the compromise might be a fatal blow to

the Polk site, said Ben Pelton, treasurer of the Polk Memorial Support Fund, which has also morphed into a group called Keep Polk Open in the fight to save the site. “We are not structured to raise money. We’re a support group. How are we going to find $110,000 a year quickly?” Pelton said. “How can the state shut down the birthplace of a president? How many other states have one of those?” Just 21 states can claim a presidential birthplace. More than half of those birthplaces are in four states: Virginia, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts. Presidential birthplaces and museums are a patchwork of national historic sites, state run facilities and private museums. Many have cut back the days and hours they are open. For lesser known presidents like Franklin Pierce, Chester Arthur or Martin Van Buren, tourists have to visit during the summer because they aren’t open for most of the year. The state-owned President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville includes 21 of the 150 acres that Polk’s parents owned, farmed and lived on when he was born in 1795. The site has a museum and two buildings renovated to look like a home and a kitchen from the period. They are not the Polks’ home — those were torn down a long time ago. Instead,

HEALTH delays or tweaks to other provisions. The White House action means that some companies that would have offered health insurance next year to avoid fines will not do so now. They’re mainly firms with many lowwage workers, such as restaurants, hotels and temporary staffing companies. The workers, however, will still be able to get coverage. Many may qualify for subsidized insurance through new marketplaces to debut Oct. 1, less than three months away. The fact that new problems are popping up at this late stage could be a sign of additional troublesome issues ahead. It underscores a recent warning by the Government Accountability Office that the “timely and smooth” rollout of the new insurance markets can’t be guaranteed, partly because much of the technology to run them hasn’t been fully tested. The timing of the announcement was also widely mentioned. “It’s understandable that when you announce a change in the law just before the Fourth of July holiday, it raises questions,” said Drew Altman, president of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. “Critics will jump on it and use it as more ammunition against the law.” The foundation is a research group that has closely followed the evolution of the health law since it was signed in 2010. The development was seen as noteworthy by both critics and allies of the new law. “We are concerned that the delay further erodes the coverage that was envisioned,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president of the American Hospital Association, which has supported the Affordable Care Act. Just over a week ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius officially launched the 100-day countdown to the new insurance markets. Uninsured Americans in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be able to shop online for health plans,

officials moved similar buildings from that era to the land in the late 1960s when they decided to build the museum, said site manager Scott Warren. The Polk site had 16,100 visitors last year, including more than 2,800 third-graders on field trips from Charlotte areas schools. The small museum also includes a short film on the president who went to war with Mexico and cut a deal with Great Britain over the Pacific Northwest that led to America stretching from sea to shining sea — a man many historians consider the country’s most successful one-term president, or its least-known great president. Polk’s family moved from North Carolina when he was 11, and he is much better known as a Tennessean. The federal site dedicated to Polk is at his adult home in Columbia, Tenn. That location also has Polk’s presidential papers. North Carolina’s Polk site is just beginning to deal with what some other presidential sites across the country have already handled when Great Recession swallowed funds for museums and historical sites. Ohio, home to seven presidents, has cut funding to its presidential museums. The home of Warren G. Harding ended up in Ohio’s hands in the late 1970s when the private organization overseeing it ran

From Page 1 and most will get government subsidies to pay their premiums for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1. In an upbeat talk to reporters, Sebelius gave no inkling the administration was about to slam the brakes on a major provision. Former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt says the administration may have come to a point where officials realize they can’t get everything to line up the way it was envisioned in the highly complicated legislation, and they’ll start to delay, change or jettison parts of it. “The administration is clearly feeling disruptive vibrations and realizes too many things are happening at once,” said Leavitt, who oversaw the initially chaotic launch of the Medicare prescription drug benefit for President George W. Bush. They are “wisely seeking to reorder priorities,” he added. Leavitt said he sees the delay of the employer (OOTC:EPLI) requirement as a win-win. On a practical level, it gives employers and government regulators more time to work out difficult issues, and politically the administration appears reasonable by listening to critics at the risk of being criticized by others for the delay. Democrats running for congressional seats next year are probably thankful the issue may be muted. But Leavitt says he also suspects it won’t be the last surprise. “As time frames close in, optimism is inevitably confronted by realism,” he said. “This will likely not be the last audible called at the line of scrimmage.” Perhaps most vulnerable: the highly touted online enrollment capability of the new insurance markets. If that doesn’t perform as advertised, consumers may have to get on the phone to apply, or use the mail. Administration officials insist the rest of the law is humming along. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote in her blog that the administration is “on target” to open the new health insurance mar-

kets and it’s “full steam ahead.” The White House says there are no plans to delay the requirement that virtually all individuals must have health insurance by Jan. 1. Indeed, the employer requirement was never seen as one of the main engines of Obama’s law, which is eventually expected to provide coverage for 25 million to 30 million uninsured people. The two parts of the law driving increased coverage are subsidized private insurance for middle-class people who don’t have coverage on the job, and an expansion of Medicaid geared to reaching low-income adults. The Medicaid expansion already has run into trouble. With more than half the states either rejecting the expansion or still undecided about it, 9.7 million uninsured low-income people may not get the coverage they would be entitled to next year. That would have a much bigger impact than the delay of the employer requirement. The so-called employer mandate requires companies with 50 or more employees working 30 or more hours a week to offer coverage or face a series of fines. Companies below that size, which account for the vast majority of U.S. businesses, are under no obligation to offer coverage. And, among those subject to the requirement, 95 percent already do provide health benefits, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Still, the 5 percent that don’t offer coverage account for a lot of jobs, said Ed Fensholt of the Lockton Companies, a Kansas City, Mo., benefits consulting firm that advises many medium sized companies. Some firms were looking to limit employee hours to avoid the requirement, while others were trying to stay below the 50-employee mark. Fensholt said he talked to a client in the restaurant business Wednesday who estimated the one-year delay in the employer requirement will save his company $5 million.

out of money. The museum is now open just five days a week and only in the afternoon, said Sherry Hall, site manager for the Harding Home President Site. Harding is a tough president to sell. His administration was tainted by the Teapot Dome oil bribery scandal and several of his appointees went to jail. But he also supported women’s right to vote and advocated for educational and economic opportunities for blacks — a progressive stance in the 1920s. “We’re not one of the big guys either. But I like not being one of the big guys,” Hall said. “People think they know everything about Lincoln, Washington or Jefferson. They often don’t know a lot about Harding, or what they know is wrong. I like being able to teach them something new.” The people who run the home of fellow one-term president Rutherford B. Hayes in Fremont, Ohio, don’t work 40hour weeks any more to save money. Back in 2002, the site got $700,000 from Ohio taxpayers. This past year, state money made up just $281,000 of the center’s $1.4 million budget, executive director Christie Weininger said. The museum started closing one weekday and cut hours to save money. Sometimes Weininger feels like she spends more time figuring out ways to

make money than how to tell the story of the president who abandoned Reconstruction in the South after a disputed election and championed civil service reform. “Our mission is not to raise money. Our mission is to provide wonderful educational, programs,” Weininger said. “But you are always looking at your events, wondering, how can we make money off of this?” Weininger thinks governments can’t abandon museums and historical sites because they create a vital link to the past. “Presidential history is incredibly important to our history and to the understanding of ourselves. We can’t be ignorant of our own history and expect to properly prepare of the future. That doesn’t make sense. You have to understand where you came from,” Weininger said. The chance to see living and breathing history is what appealed to 11-year-old Luke Protasewich as he recently walked around the Polk site with his mom and another homeschooled family. In the brilliant sunshine, he could imagine a young farm boy running around that same patch of land and growing up to be president. “A president was here when he was growing up,” Luke said. “That’s pretty cool.”

State: Wild animal law doesn’t violate rights COLUMBUS (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio are telling a federal appeals court that the state’s exotic animal law doesn’t violate the constitutional rights of owners. Several owners are suing the state’s agriculture director over the rules. They contend the regulations limit their freedom of association by essentially forcing them to join organizations they don’t support, among other restrictions. Attorneys for the state say the law

offers ways for the owners to keep their animals without joining the organizations. The state’s response came Wednesday in a brief filed with the 6th U.S. District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. A federal judge in Columbus last year sided with the state and upheld the law. Ohio’s regulations were enacted following the 2011 release of dozens of wild creatures by a suicidal owner in Zanesville.

Prosecutor: Spare man’s life COLUMBUS (AP) — A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Parole Board to recommend mercy for a condemned Cleveland man who fatally stabbed a neighbor 17 times. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty told the parole board in a letter Wednesday that

his office likely would not seek a death sentence today for inmate Billy Slagle. McGinty said in a statement provided to The Associated Press that a jury chose the only option available at the time to ensure Slagle would never be freed for

the 1986 slaying. McGinty said he based his decision on the fact that Slagle was just 18 at the time, the minimum age for a death sentence in Ohio, and had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. Slagle’s execution is scheduled for Aug. 7.

Sinkhole swallows car TOLEDO (AP) — Police in northwest Ohio say a sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a Toledo street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out when authorities provided a ladder. Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water

main break beneath that road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt but was taken to a hospi-

OHIO the needs of all the stakeholders,” said Levine, of the Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage. She said opponents need to accept that the federal law isn’t going anywhere. Under the health law, companies with 50 or more workers must provide affordable coverage to their full-time employees or risk a series of escalating tax penalties if just one worker ends up getting government-subsidized insurance. Originally, that requirement was supposed to take effect Jan. 1, 2014. It will now be delayed to 2015. Most medium-sized and large business al-

tal as a precaution. Heffernan says Knox saw the vehicle in front of her start to slip into the hole but drive beyond it. He says Knox couldn’t avoid it. Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole.

From Page 1 ready offer health insurance and the mandate was expected to have the biggest consequences for major chain hotels, restaurants and retail stores that employ many low-wage workers. Some had threatened to cut workers’ hours, and others said they were putting off hiring. The delay in the requirement also does not affect a provision in the law that requires individuals to carry health insurance starting next year or face fines. Ohio’s insurance department said the agency is awaiting federal guidance, but doesn’t anticipate it will need to make any changes based on the

decision from Washington. Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said in a statement the delay is proof the plan is more onerous and complex than initially envisioned. “Rather than delaying its implementation for businesses, this law should be repealed for everyone,” he said. Levine said that while she was sorry to see the delay, she understood the move. “In 20 years, most Americans will view the Affordable Care Act as a giant step forward,” she said. “But change is painful and it’s going to take a while to work out all the bumps.”


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Bolivia plane incident infuriates Latin America

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, July 4, the 185th day of 2013. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On this date: • In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y. • In 1831, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, died in New York City at age 73. • In 1863, the Civil War Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., ended as a Confederate garrison surrendered to Union forces. • In 1872, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vt. • In 1912, the 48-star American flag, recognizing New Mexico statehood, was adopted. A train wreck near Corning, N.Y., claimed 39 lives. • In 1939, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees dehis famous livered farewell speech in which he called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” • In 1942, Irving Berlin’s musical review “This Is the Army” opened at the Broadway Theater in New York. • In 1959, America’s 49star flag, recognizing Alaskan statehood, was officially unfurled. • In 1960, America’s 50star flag, recognizing Hawaiian statehood, was officially unfurled. • In 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers. • In 1982, the space shuttle Columbia concluded its fourth and final test flight with a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden, in Maui, Hawaii. • In 1987, Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the “Butcher of Lyon,” was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison (he died in September 1991).

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OPPONENTS OF Egypt’s Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi celebrate outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. A statement on the Egyptian president’s office’s Twitter account has quoted Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures “a full coup.” The denouncement was posted shortly after the Egyptian military announced it was ousting Morsi, who was Egypt's first freely elected leader but drew ire with his Islamist leanings. The military says it has replaced him with the chief justice of the Supreme constitutional Court, called for early presidential election and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution.

Army ousts Morsi BY SARAH EL DEEB The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted Wednesday by the military after barely a year in office, felled by the same kind of popular revolt that first brought him to power in the Arab Spring. The armed forces announced it would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who denounced the action as a “full coup” by the generals. They also suspended the Islamistdrafted constitution and called for new elections. Millions of anti-Morsi protesters in cities around the country erupted in delirious

scenes of joy after the televised announcement by the army chief. Fireworks burst over crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where men and women danced, shouting, “God is great” and “Long live Egypt.” “Don’t ask me if I am happy, just look around you at all those people, young and old, they are all happy,” said 25year-old protester Mohammed Nageh, shouting to heard at Tahrir. “For the first time, people have really won their liberty.” Fearing a violent reaction by Morsi’s Islamist supporters, the military sent troops and armored vehicles into streets of Cairo and elsewhere, surrounding Islamist rallies. The head of the political wing of the political wing of Morsi’s Mus-

lim Brotherhood was arrested. Clashes quickly erupted in several provincial cities when Islamists opened fire on police, with at least nine killed in the battles, security officials said. The army’s move is the second time in Egypt’s 2 years of turmoil that it has forced out the country’s leader. In the first, it pushed out autocrat Hosni Mubarak after the massive uprising against its rule. Its new move came after a stunning four-day anti-Morsi revolt that brought protests even larger than those of 2011, fueled by public anger that Morsi was giving too much power to his Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists and had failed to tackle the country’s mounting economic woes.

Gasoline prices begin summer slide NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July. The national average for a gallon has fallen for 21 days straight and is now below $3.50 for the first time since February. The reason: Oil prices have been relatively stable, and refineries are turning out more gasoline after completing springtime maintenance. The drop may be interrupted temporarily because oil prices spiked Wednesday on fears that the turmoil in Egypt would disrupt the flow of crude in the Mideast. Analysts, however, don’t expect a sharp increase at the pump, because global oil supplies are ample and U.S. refineries are producing plenty of gas. The national average price of a gallon is $3.48, according to AAA, OPIS and Wright Express. That is 16 cents below its post-Memorial

Day high of $3.64 on June 10. For much of the nation, the slide has been gradual. But for some drivers, especially in the Midwest, it has been a roller-coaster ride. Prices shot up there early last month because of refinery maintenance work and a fire, then plunged after the refineries ramped back up. Patrick Francis, who owns a used-car lot in Toledo, Ohio, filled up his Volvo for $2.89 per gallon over the weekend as he was preparing for a family trip to Hilton Head, N.C. Just three weeks earlier, he was paying more than $4. “I feel blessed,” he said. “It’s like a miracle.” Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at, predicted the national average will hover between $3.30 and $3.60 for the rest of the summer. That would be somewhat lower than the last two summers, when gasoline prices spent part of the season above $3.70 per gallon.

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN The Associated Press The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty and disrespect for the region. But as President Evo Morales headed home after an unplanned 14-hour layover in Vienna, there was no immediate sign that Latin America anger would translate into a rush to bring Snowden to the region that had been seen as likeliest to defy the U.S. and give him asylum. Snowden was still believed to be in the transit area of Moscow’s international airport. As his case grinds on, it appears to illustrate the strength of U.S. influence, despite the initial sense that the Obama administration lost control of the situation when China allowed Snowden to flee Hong Kong. Morales originally planned to fly home from a Moscow summit via Western Europe, stopping in Lisbon, Portugal and Guyana to refuel. His plane was diverted to Vienna Tuesday night after his government said France, Spain and Portugal all refused to let it through their airspace because they suspected Snowden was on board. Spain’s ambassador to Austria even tried to make his way onto the plane on the pretext of having a coffee to check that Snowden wasn’t there, Morales said. Morales had sparked speculation that he might try to help Snowden get out during a visit to Russia after he said that his country would be willing to consider granting him asylum. Austrian officials said Morales’ plane was searched early Wednesday by Austrian border police after Morales gave permission. Bolivian and Austrian officials both said Snowden was not on board.


Poppy seed lawsuit settled PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who had her newborn taken away because she failed a hospital drug test after she ate a poppy seed bagel has settled a lawsuit over the case. Lawrence County’s child welfare agency and Jameson Hospital have paid $143,500 to settle the suit filed on behalf of Elizabeth Mort by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which announced the settlement Tuesday. Mort sued in October 2010, alleging that a poppy seed bagel she ate shortly before arriving at the hospital spurred a positive test for opiates in April 2010 that prompted the seizure of her 3-day-old daughter, Isabella Rodriguez. Mort said she was home with her baby when a county child welfare caseworker arrived with an emergency protective custody order and took Isabella. The lawsuit alleged Mort was never told in the hospital that she had failed a drug test, nor was she asked if she had eaten anything that could have affected the test results.

July 4 in Prescott: Balance of grief, patriotism BY HANNAH DREIER The Associated Press PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The notoriously rambunctious annual rodeo contest in Prescott added a solemn new ritual this week: a cowboy leading a riderless horse around the outdoor arena, a fire helmet sitting on its saddle, fire boots resting in the stirrups. Spectators in this Old West town of 40,000 placed straw hats over hearts and cried quietly during the tribute to the 19 firefighters who were killed Sunday, then went on to drink, laugh and cheer as heartily as the miners and ranchers who patronized the arena in the 1800s. Emotional whiplash has become a matter of course here as residents try to move on and enjoy the biggest tourism week of the year, while also mourning the men who were the town’s pride. The famous saloons on Whiskey Row continue to hum, the Fourth of July fireworks show is going on as usual, and attendance is holding steady at the weeklong “World’s Oldest Rodeo” event, even as memorials proliferate on Prescott’s elm-lined streets and relatives fly in for funerals. “It’s not going to do anyone any good just sitting in the

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LYNN PAUPORE walks along the makeshift memorial with her grandson Bradley Richtig, 5, and granddaughter Kylie Richtig, 8, outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station, Wednesday in Prescott, Ariz. house. I think it’s more impor- honor the elite Hotshot firetant to spend time with people fighters who died in a nearby than anything else,” said finan- wind-driven wildfire that is cial planner Andrew Secundy, still burning, said Prescott Fire who cut loose at the rodeo Mon- Marshal Don Devendorf. day night and mourned at a “The people on the range, on twilight vigil Tuesday. ranches, they did whatever A mile-high city about 90 they could do. It wasn’t money, miles northwest of Phoenix, but it was love, it was caring, it Prescott remains a modern-day was sweat,” Devendorf said as outpost of the pioneer spirit, a he walked among thousands of place where rootin’ tootin’ cow- mourners who filled the boys still have a foothold. It’s Prescott High School football that spirit that will guide offi- stadium for Tuesday’s vigil. cials as they navigate the days Nineteen balloons - one for ahead and figure out how to each of the fallen - were re-

leased into the air. “People need a reason to celebrate,” he said. “They need to know that life is going to get back to normal.” But the town is still hurting. There’s a saying here that if someone dies in Prescott, you either know the person or know someone who did. That rings especially true for the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew, who were at the apex of Prescott’s thriving firefighting community. At least five of those killed graduated from Prescott High School. Until Sunday, the quaint town was home to two of the Southwest’s 18 highly qualified Hotshot crews. That was a point of pride among residents, who trace their links to local firefighters through dense networks of cousins and in-laws. “There’s a lot of people who grow up and want to be firefighters here,” said Prescott native Ryan Philips, who worked as a Hotshot for three years. Numerous state and federal forestry workers call Prescott home, while firefighters from all over the country flock here for training at the annual Arizona Wildfire Academy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The town abuts 1.25 million acres of national forest in an area that sees its share of wildland blazes.


Thursday, July 4, 2013


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This Evening • The Missionary Ministry of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 606 Park St., offers free meals and clothing to those in need from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For information, call 492-5009. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

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 Lego Builders Club, for kids of all ages, meets at the New Bremen Public Library between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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• Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. • Parkinson’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Brethren’s Home, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville. For information, call (937) 548-3188.

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 Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

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 • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. • Diabetic support group meets at 7 p.m. in conference room one of the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step group offering experience, strength, and hope to anyone who suffers from an eating disorder, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. Use the rear parking lot and door. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • Shelby County Woodcarvers meets at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. Beginners to master carvers are welcome.

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Girl Scout day camp Girl Scout Troop No. 20324 members Ava Pettit (left), 7, and Marlie Barhorst, 7, make wooden sailboats during Fun in the Sun Day Camp at the Shelby County Fairgrounds recently. Ava is the daughter of Leslie and Keith Pettit. Marlie is the daughter of Adam and Shanna Barhorst. All are from Anna.



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The daughter of Kurt American Legion Auxiliary and HOBY alumni. and Carol Foothoefel, She is employed by she has b e e n MINSTER — Devon Wagner’s IGA. awarded Poeppelman, a 2013 the Minster High School Wehrman to ster MinTop graduate, has been acPurdue 3 0 cepted by the University Of Cincinnati, where he MINSTER — Adam a w a r d , plans to study physical Wehrman, a 2013 gradu- M i a m i U n i v e rtherapy. ate of s i t y Poeppelman is the M i n s t e r M e r i t Foothoefel son of Bob and Kris H i g h ScholarPoeppelman, of Minster. S c h o o l , ship award and an His high school activ- has been Honor Roll Student ities included football, accepted award. basketball and baseball by PurHer high school activand National Honor So- due Uniincluded band, ities ciety. versity in cheerleading, Drama W e s t Club, National Honor L a f a y Wehrman Barhorst to Ball Society, Student Outette, Ind., reach Services and the State where he plans to study Scholars. Junior MINSTER — Theresa engineering. Foothoefel is a euson of Dan and The Barhorst, Sue Wehrman, of Fort charistic minister at St. a 2013 Loramie, he has been Augustine Parish and is graduate awarded the Top 30 employed part time by of Minaward and the Franklin Wagner’s IGA. ster High B. Walter Scholastic School, award. He was an HOBY Sturwold to has been delegate and a Buckeye accepted Rhodes State Boys State delegate. by Ball MINSTER — Kelsey His high school activS t a t e a 2013 gradSturwold, included band, basities U n i v e rketball and track uate of Barhorst sity in statistician, and stage M i n s t e r M u n c i e, Ind., where she plans to crew for the Drama H i g h School, Club. study public relations. He is a member of St. has been The daughter of Joseph Barhorst and Joseph Catholic Church accepted y Marilyn Brockman, both in Egypt, Boy Scouts and b James A. the 4-H. of Minster, she has been He is employed as an R h o d e s awarded the Family, Career and Community organist by St. Joseph S t a t e College Leaders of America, Catholic Church. Sturwold in Lima, Ohio FCCLA Endowment and Say Hensey Foothoefel to w h e r e she plans to study denMemorial scholarships, Miami U. tal hygiene. and was an HOBY amMINSTER — SamanThe daughter of bassador and the Buckeye Girls State delegate. tha Foothoefel, a 2013 Dave and Kelly SturHer high school activ- Minster High School wold, of Minster, her ities included Students graduate, has been ac- high school activities of Service, FCCLA and cepted by Miami Univer- included band, bowling sity in Oxford, where she team and Family, Cathe Science Club. Her community activ- plans to study art and reer and Community Leaders of America. ities included 4-H Club, architecture history.

John Coffield, program chairman of the month, introduced John Freytag as the guest speaker at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney on June 26. Freytag is part-owner of Freytag & Associates and a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in landscape architecture. Freytag presented a slide show of architecture of the Sidney hisdistrict, a toric nine-block area surrounding the Shelby County courthouse. Much of the architecture was influenced by the predominate transportation mode of the day. The early days were influenced by the canal which ran feeder through downtown Sidney, Freytag said. The federal style was popular at this time. Around 1850 came the railroad boom and with it the Greek revival style. This time also saw an emergence of the Italianate style. Due to the railroad’s selling land that it owned around the court square, a building boom from 1873 to 1890 resulted in 32 buildings’ being constructed. The Taylor building, which was torn down a couple of years ago, was an example of the French second empire. The Sidney First United Methodist Church is an example of the Spanish mission style. However, Freytag showed photographs of the church that showed that its original style was gothic. The corner of Ohio Avenue and Court Street boasts four different building styles, Freytag said. The courthouse is French second empire, the Monumental Building is Victorian gothic, the People’s Federal Savings and Loan building is Sullivanesque and the Spot restaurant is art deco. Freytag said that Sidney was really blessed with a wide variety of architectural styles which is unique in western Ohio. Prior to the speaker’s remarks, President-elect Jim Stevenson called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by DiAnne Karas and the group was lead in song by Ralph Bornhorst, accompanied by Karas on the piano. Karas also led the Fun & Games activities.

How to get gum off the drum of the dryer D e a r paste of 1 tableHeloise: I took spoon of powa load of my dered laundry best friend’s detergent and clothes out of water. Next, the dryer to scrub the gum discover he didstains with the n’t empty his paste and a pockets (that’s nylon-net scrubHints right, I don’t bie. Finally, wipe check pockets), the inside of the from and a pack of with a Heloise dryer gum was left in damp towel a pocket — Heloise Cruse until there is no gum on the gum residue left. drum! I rubbed a little And just to be on the peanut butter on the safe side, don’t use the drum, wiped it off with a dryer until you run a soft cloth and then couple of old, damp towwiped the drum with a els inside. Use a damp little degreaser (just to towel to wipe out the inbe safe). Good as new! — side of the dryer. Tammy, via email And important for all I’m glad this worked readers: Check all pockfor you. Here’s another ets before putting garway to remove gum from ments into the dryer. a dryer drum: The gum You never know where needs to be softened gum, a lipstick or lipfirst. To do this, put a balm tube or a crayon couple of old towels in might be hiding. — the dryer. Let it run on Heloise the warm setting for a SMELLY CLOSET few minutes. Make a Dear Heloise: I read

the hint about a smelly closet. I also moved into a house with a smelly closet. I put used fabricsoftener dryer sheets into a mesh bag (in which oranges come) and hung it in the closet. It worked wonderfully. — Diane H. in Kentucky OLD-MAGAZINE RECYCLING Dear Heloise: Please let your readers know that a home-economics class — or family and consumer sciences, as it is now called — at a local high school is a great place to take old magazines. The students use the magazines in many different learning opportunities. I know this firsthand, because it’s where I teach. — Deborah Gage, via email REUSABLE PLASTIC STRAWS Dear Heloise: My wife and I use the insulated drink cups that come with a reusable plastic

straw. Cleaning the straws became problematic. One day, I used an extra-long pipe cleaner. It works great, and now we feel more comfortable knowing the straw is clean as a whistle. — A Reader, via email HANDY STROLLER Dear Heloise: I read the hint about a woman taking her dog to the vet in a baby stroller. My older mother still gets around pretty well, but she needs some help with balance. She takes an umbrella stroller with her whenever she goes out. It’s a good place to put her purse and bags so that she isn’t juggling packages. It gives her an extra bit of stability, and it’s smaller and easier to maneuver than a walker, which she really doesn’t need. The stroller has been a perfect solution to her staying mobile. — Nancie Bartley, via email


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New Bremen teen places at pageant Her platform was “Get into Gear: Volunteer.” As a member of the Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen court, Westerbeck performed on the stage of the Miss Ohio pageant, as well. The winner of the Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen pageant was Olivia Thoroughman, 17, of Portsmouth.

Applefest announces parade entry deadline Shelby County Applefest organizers have announced that Aug. 23 is the deadline to enter the 2013 festival parade, scheduled for Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Applefest.” Entries can be decorated and dressed with all things Applefest. The parade will begin at the corner of Water Street and Main Avenue, proceed north on Main

to North Street, west on North Street to Ohio Avenue, and south on Ohio Avenue to South Street. For information, call Amy Breinich at 4929122.

Entry forms are available at the SidneyShelby County Chamber of Commerce, 101 S. Ohio Ave., second floor and at

Community Foundation announces grant awards The Community Foundation Board of Trustees awarded more than $12,000 to several nonprofit organizations from its community granting funds. Compassionate Care of Shelby County received $2,000 to assist with the cost of laptops for its electronic medical records project. Gateway Arts Council received $500 to support the 2014 Youth Education Series (YES) in schools. New Choices received a grant from the Founders Fund to purchase three computers. The Shelby County

Historical Society received a $1,000 grant for its annual Pioneer Day, which teaches all Sidney and Shelby County fourth-grade students. The society also received a $1,000 grant for Civil War Day for eighth-graders from Sidney and Shelby County. Sidney Civic Band was awarded $2,000 to purchase a trailer to store and transport musical and staging equipment. The Sidney Dance received Company $1,200 in support of its show for Sidney and Shelby County fourth-

grade students. The Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center was awarded up to $1,218 to support professional development for its staff. Women’s Center-Sidney received a grant of $2,000 to support the cost of materials to renovate its sonogram room and an adjoining room. The next opportunity to apply for grants is March 2014. For information on grants, fund types or setting up a charitable fund, call 497-7800 or visit, the website at


TODAY • St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta presents Attaboy in concert during the St. Joseph Festival at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds grandstand at 7 p.m. Fireworks will follow the concert. • Caring for a Cure hosts a backyard sale to benefit the family of cancer victim Phillip Kaltenbach at 214 N. Walnut Ave. beginning at 10 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Lunch available for purchase today only. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Dave & Evan acoustic in concert at 6 p.m. Free. • City of Sidney fireworks will go off at 10 p.m. at Sidney Middle School. • Fort Loramie Liberty Days begins today and continues Friday from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Miss Independence and Little Miss pageants, live musical entertainment, a 5K race and fun run, concessions, bingo, children’s activities, sports tournaments. • The 63rd annual St. Joe July 4th Festival continues today in Wapakoneta with cruise-in at 11 a.m., parade at 3 p.m., and fireworks at dark. FRIDAY • The Jackson Center Branch Library offers a drop-in craft, sandpaper art, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Philip Sheets Family-Botkins Branch Library invites people to play Dig into Reading I Spy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents HeyThere Morgan in concert at 6 p.m. Free. • The New Knoxville Public Library hosts a preschool story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • The New Knoxville


SENIOR CENTER OF SIDNEY–SHELBY COUNTY JULY HAPPENINGS: July 4: Center closed. July 5: Board of Trustees meeting, beginning at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. July 8-Aug. 16: Mondays 11 a.m. there will be Aqua Aerobics. Sign up with Bette. July 9: Regular carry-in luncheon at 11:30 a.m., along with a short business meeting. Take your own table service and a dish to share. Melinda Edler, of Wise Hearing Solutions, will serve. Dorothy Love will supply the entree. Milestone Raffle begins today for another year. Blood pressure checks taken by Health Department. The speaker will be Bill Deam. July 13: Red Hat Divas will go to Fort Loramie to Artistic Creation & Gifts., with a pontoon boat ride at Lake Loramie State Park after lunch. July 19: Friday Night Out opens at 6 p.m. for cards, shuffleboard, Wii, Ping Pong and much more. Hot dogs will be provided, so take a favorite snack to share. July 23: Fair, all over 60 no charge. 9:30 a.m. registration; 9:30-11 a.m. vendor booths; 10-11 a.m. chair volleyball; 11 a.m. Senior Center singers; noon free lunch, while supplies last. After lunch, awards will be made to the oldest lady and gentleman and couple married longest. Must be present to win. 1 p.m. bingo; 2:30 p.m. drawing for door prizes. Must be present to win. At Free Entertainment Tent in center of fairgrounds. July 24: Senior Center will host a blood drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register to donate at CBC’s blood drive at the center and receive a free Tshirt. Appointments: call Kathy at 295-3100 or questions call (800) 388-4483. July 26: 8 a.m. billiards tournament. July 30: Red Hat Divas lunch at Fireside Pub, New Bremen, followed by Bicycle Museum tour.

Public Library presents Lynda Adams of the Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District in a program, “Dirt and Mud at Tawawa Park,” at the shelter house near the covered bridge in the park at 11:30 a.m. Free program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Free. • The New Bremen Library will hold a preschool storytime at 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY • Today is the deadline to reserve seats for the Troy Festival of Nations International Din“A Taste of ner, Germany,” to be July 21 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Tickets: $27. (937) 339-0457. • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Mother Goose Time for babies 3 months to 23 months and their caregivers at 9:30 a.m. at the library and stories for children in preschool through third grade in Sherman Park at 11 a.m. Both programs are free. • The Anna Community Branch Library hosts “I Spy, Dig into Reading” and a movie at 2 p.m. for children in preschool through sixth grade. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents “Get Excited About Science” at 11 a.m. JULY 11 • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts Tween Time, “A Day in the Life as a Worm,” for children in fourth- through sixth grade from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free. • The New Bremen Public Library will have a preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. and science experiments for all ages at 2 p.m. • The New Knoxville Public Library will have science experiments at 4 p.m.

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Fourth of July Fest runs today and Saturday in New Knoxville Community Park. Music, games, pie-baking contest, photo contest, cruise-in, cake walk, gambling tent, softball tournament, live duck races, children’s games. • The Sidney Civic Band performs a patriotic concert on the courtsquare at 7 p.m. Take lawn chairs. Free. SATURDAY • Caring for a Cure has a car and truck wash to benefit the family of cancer victim Phillip Kaltenbach at Sidney Food Town from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Skilless Villains in concert at 6 p.m. Free. • Fort Loramie fireworks go off at 10:30 p.m. during Fort Loramie Liberty Days in Fort Loramie Youth Park. • New Knoxville fireworks go off at 10 p.m. in New Knoxville Community Park. SUNDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, will present a Creature Feature with the American kestrel from 2 to 3 p.m. Free. MONDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents a Wild Journeys program, “Going to the Edge,” by Steve and Marian Moeckel, at 7 p.m. They will discuss the edge of Appalachia in Ohio. Free for members. $2 for nonmembers. • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts a family fun night, “Boots in the Garden,” for preschoolers through third-graders and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Free. TUESDAY • Amos Memorial

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Avoid exposure Hearing program set in to summer sun Versailles VERSAILLES — Versailles Health Care Center will host a free lunch and learn July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the health care center, 200 Marker Road. Space is limited, so reservations are required by July 15 by calling 526-5570. Dr. Lucille P. Hosfeld, doctor of audiology with Beltone Hearing & Audiology in Greenville, will present “Hearing Loss: Silence is not Golden.” Hosfeld will answer questions from the audi-

ence following her presentation. Free hearing screenings and video-otoscopy will be conducted before and after the presentation. Screenings will be done by otoacoustic emissions (no response required) and video-otoscopy will enable the patients to see their outer ears on the monitor. The patients will see what the professional sees including the ear drum. Lunch will be served at no cost.

Vets director to retire COLUMBUS (AP) — The director of Ohio's veterans services agency who was imprisoned in a cell next to John McCain during the Vietnam War is retiring. Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday that Thomas Moe will retire July 22 after more than two years as director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. Kasich says Moe led efforts to help veterans find employment and get new access to health care. Moe was in the Air

Force in Vietnam in 1968 when he was captured behind enemy lines. He was a prisoner of war until his 1973 rescue. McCain was in a neighboring cell.

July means Look for hot weather moles that and lots of sunchange color or shine. Most of increase in size. us enjoy some Also, have your time relaxing physician check in the sun. you once a year. However, we There are need to be ways we can Senior prevent aware of the skin Living dangers of overcancer. Some of exposure. Each Lu Ann Presser them include: year, more than • Avoid direct 3.5 million cases of skin sunlight between 10 cancer are diagnosed in a.m. and 4 p.m. the United States. Over • Cover up 90 percent of which are • Use a sunscreen caused by the suns ul- SPF 30. This keeps out traviolet rays (UVR). 97 percent of incoming Early detection is im- UVB rays. Make sure portant. You should ex- you reapply as directed. amine your skin, head to •Wear sunglasses to toe. shield your eyes. In a full-length mir• Do not use tanning ror, inspect your skin. beds. Use a mirror for places Using these tips allow that are hard to see. You you to enjoy the warm are looking for changes summer months. in your skin of any kind, such as a spot or sore The writer is the marthat itches, hurts, devel- keting and admissions ops a crust or scab or director at Dorothy Love bleeds. Retirement Community.


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Gee’s statements make lukewarm OSU fan grow cold I cut out the cannot be denewspaper artinied. cle as soon as I Interestingly, read it. I stewed the subject of the and prayed newspaper artiabout it for cle focuses on weeks. Of course, “uncouth,” “Bigit involved a relioted” and “ignogious topic: The rant,” comments Your Ohio State Unithat Gee has pastor made in the past versity. Before I go speaks and continues to any further, I make. He seems The Rev. Pat hope I’m not to have a particSloneker being sacrileular liking for gious by saying anti-Catholic that I’m not a huge Ohio statements aimed at the State fan. Sure, I keep likes of Notre Dame’s track of what the Buck- Holy Cross fathers and eyes are doing. However, the women’s religious I’m just not a big fan of order, the Little Sisters of any collegiate or profes- the Poor. sional sport. It wasn’t al- Ongoing bigotry ways so. Even though he apoloBig Red Machine gizes, and even throws I grew up loving the some money at his misBig Red Machine of the takes, and even though ’70s, listening on the radio the university responds and watching on TV the with I’m sure serious “relikes of Joe Morgan and mediation plans” striving David Concepcion — my to clue him in to the “core personal favorites, since I values of the university,” played second base and one must wonder about then shortstop as a youth. the authenticity of such However, over time, I apologies since his bigotry drifted away from profes- is ongoing. sional and college sports Good Christians and as a pastime. There are good people know, there just too many other great are some things about ways to assign my time. which we ought not joke What about the troubling or jab. For example, if a newspaper article? person tells a joke that is The article that has racist or even racially inbeen on my kitchen table sensitive, isn’t the proof for a couple of weeks ap- in the pudding that at peared in the Sidney least a part of that perDaily News on Friday, son is racist? We know May 31, titled, “OSU that racism and bigotry president jabs Notre come from deeper beDame, Catholics.” The ar- liefs, attitudes, feelings ticle pictures the smiling and values inside that and successful OSU pres- person, usually ignoident, E. Gordon Gee, at rance and fear. this year’s OSU graduaThe Father of Lies is tion. As a “prolific most pleased when comefundraiser” and currently dians, friends, family leading a “$2.5 billion members and even unicampaign,” Gee’s success versity presidents perpet-

uate such racisms and bigotry. In fact, it seems to make sense that the Evil One will do his best to make sure such people meet with a great measure of success, whether it be with a laugh from Photo provided those listening or even lots of bucks for the Buck- YOUTHS AT the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney stand among shoe boxes eyes. However, be espe- that will be filled with items for needy children around the world. cially wary of what happens in the dark.

Said in the dark If in the light of day, if in the public forum from where many of president Gee’s comments were made, he makes comments that are bigoted and racist, what kinds of things are being said in the dark of private gatherings? What does he say with a small group of private donors to inspire them to give so much to the school? Is he primarily playing on their love for higher education, the core values of the university or even a proper pastime like football? Or is he playing upon their prejudices and bigotry, perpetuating the Kingdom of Darkness? While I certainly don’t want to be excommunicated from our great state, this lukewarm Ohio State fan has just grown cold and will not be participating in worship at one important Saturday ritual during this year’s football season. (Editor’s note: This article was written before Gee’s retirement announcement.)

‘Christmas in July’ to aid children around the world

The First Presbyterian Church, located at 202 N. Miami Ave., will be hosting a “Christmas in July” worship service and other Christmas-themed activities on July 14 at 9:30 a.m. The worship service will include special music performed by the local group, The Stratford Strings, songs by local vocalists Bob Schroerlucke and Tom Milligan, and traditional Christmas carols. In addition to a worship service emphasizing Christmas music, the church will also kick off its annual “Operation Christmas Child” program. This program, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, is a mission program that allows local churches and individuals to fill shoe boxes with items for children. These shoe boxes are then sent to distribution sites to be sorted and sent to designated countries around the world. The First Presbyterian Church will emphasize specific items to be collected at the church each month from July 14 through Nov. 10. During July, the church will be collecting personal

hygiene items, such as combs, brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, wash cloths and bars of soap. The church has set a goal of filling 100 boxes, which will be delivered on or before Christmas. The Women’s Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church invites people to begin their Christmas shopping in July by attending a book sale. This sale, in conjunction with Grace Christian Bookstore in Piqua, will be held at the church on July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and July 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Merchandise for sale will include Bibles, a variety of books and Bible studies, calendars, music CDs and other gifts. Proceeds from the book sale will go to the Women’s Ministry and will be used for scholarships for retreats, as well as other needed supplies. All of these events are open to the public. For more information, email the church at, or call the church office at 492-4597.

Archdiocese revises child protection decree

The writer is the pastor of the Petersburg Parishes: Immaculate Conception, Botkins; St. CINCINNATI — The Archdiocese report the abuse immediately to the Lawrence, Rhine; and of Cincinnati has issued a revised ver- secular legal authorities and to the coSt.. Joseph, Wapakoneta. sion of its Decree on Child Protection, ordinator of ministry to survivors of effective July 1. abuse, Sandy Kaiser, at (513) 263The decree sets forth protective 6623 or (800) 686-2724 ext. 6623. policies, procedures, and recommenThe 2013 changes to the decree dations that apply to all archdiocesan were not as extensive as in some preparishes, schools, agencies, and insti- vious years. They include: tutions. • The addition of definitions for the The original Decree on Child Abuse terms “child pornography” and “civil was promulgated by Cincinnati Arch- authorities” in the glossary at the bePITTSBURGH (AP) bishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk in March ginning of the decree. • A new definition of the term “reg— A group of Protestant 1993. It was revised as the Decree on Child Protection in 1998 and was upular volunteer” because the old one churches has become the first U.S. religious dated again in 2003 and 2008 in line was often misunderstood or unclear. • A new title, coordinator of minbody to vote to divest its with archdiocese policy that the decree be updated every five years in the istry to survivors of abuse, has repension funds and inlight of experience. placed the term victims assistance vestments from fossil Four meetings will be held coordinator to more accurately defuel companies because of climate change con- throughout the archdiocese in July to scribe the position. introduce parish and school staff The long-held policy of requiring at cerns. members and others to the revised deleast two adults to be present with The United Church of children participating in a churchChrist, which traces its cree. “All the members of our local sponsored activity was refined to be origins back to the PilChurch are called to be vigilant that more specific. grims in 1620 and has this Decree is fully implemented,” • The policy regarding the transabout 1.1 million members in 5,100 congrega- said the Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, portation of children was also made more specific. tions, voted on Monday archbishop of Cincinnati. “Over the past several years, I have The complete text of the revised deto divest in stages over personally witnessed the hurt and cree is online at www.CatholicCincinthe next five years. But it left open the possibil- anger that is involved in child abuse. Click on “Protecting Our ity of keeping some in- To victims and their families I extend Children.” More than 90,825 clergy, employvestments if the fossil my sincere apology and ask forgiveness on behalf of the archdiocese for ees, and volunteers have been trained fuel companies meet the harm inflicted by any agents of in the provisions of the Decree on certain standards. Child Protection. Since 2003, more “Implementing the the Archdiocese.” Schnurr urges anyone who was than 83,270 adults have had criminal multiple strategies outabused as a child by a priest or any background checks performed, includlined in this resolution will demand time, other representative of the archdio- ing 60,047 currently working with money and care — but cese, or knows someone who was, to children. we believe creation deserves no less,” United Church Funds President Donald Hart said in a statement. The affiliated group has managed church investments since 1909. Call 498-5939 or 1-800-688-4820, ext. 5939

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Science teacher named principal BY RACHEL LLOYD leadership. Though the school consistantly shows strong academic RUSSIA — A familiar results, the principal’s face will be taking over office has seen a string the acaof occupants over the d e m i c past several years. reins at That was one of the Russia things that prompted L o c a l Bensman to seek the poSchool in sition. the com“Part of it is because ing school we’re seeing a lot of year. The changes,” Bensman said. school “We’ve had a new princiboard ap- Bensman pal every two years. My proved goal is to be here for a longtime Russia science few more years. I’d like teacher Karen Bensman to see more consistency.” as the new principal in a Bensman noted that, special meeting Sunday. because she has been Bensman was ap- around and worked with proved for a two-year the previous administralimited contract pending tions at the school, she licensure requirements knows the projects and at an annual rate of initiatives that are un$70,000. Superintendent derway. She is looking Steve Rose said there forward to continuing were about 30 appli- with the solid educacants for the position. tional philosophy that Bensman hopes her has long been Russia’s appointment will bring strength. about something that “We have such a good has been lacking in the academic atmosphere,” school system for some Bensman said. “The partime — consistency of ents and students are all

vested in the school. We know that education matters. This is such a great community to be involved in.” Almost two and a half decades as a Russia teacher have given her a good foundation before she starts officially as principal at the end of July, but she still has some learning to do. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the office and learning the systems,” Bensman said. “I’m looking forward to getting all of that under my belt and then starting in with the students in August.” Bensman has taught seventh- through 12thgrade science at Russia Local School for 24 years, and she previously taught high school science at Lehman for four years. She earned her Bachelor of Education from Bowling Green State University and her master’s degree from Wright State University.

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Community players Above, Triple Play band members (l-r) Steve Bailey, of Troy, Bob Creager, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Larry Wogaman, of Houston, perform at the Houston Community Classic Festival Saturday. At left, Jacob Monnier, of Houston, tries to catch a ball after getting hit with it during the festival’s dodgeball tournament Saturday.

CBC reports blood drive results Blood Community Center officials report recent blood drives were successful. April 30, a blood drive was held at the Amos Center of Dorothy Love Retirement Community; 130 blood donors registered, 22 were deferred, resulting in 111 whole blood donations, seven double red cells, 11 platelets and two plasma donations. Phillip Freytag served as coordinator for the blood drive sponsored by the Sidney Kiwanis Club. May 1, Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine sponsored a blood drive that saw 61 register, 13 were deferred, 48 units of blood were collected. Kim Sanford serves as coordinator for Mary Rutan. May 2, Mama Rosa’s in Sidney held an employee blood drive that saw 19 registered, four deferred, resulting in 15 units of blood collected. May 2, Walmart, Sidney hosted a public blood drive; 26 people registered, five deferred resulting, in 21 units of blood donated. May 2, Anna High School hosted a student blood drive; 64 donors registered, eight were deferred, resulting in 56 units of blood collected from Anna High School students. Chad Kellersmith was the coordinator for the Student Government blood drive. May 7, Houston High School National Honor Society sponsored a student blood drive that saw 70 students register, 17 were deferred, resulting in 53 units of blood collected. Jenny Paulus served as coordinator for the Houston blood drive. May 8, Hydro Aluminum, Sidney, hosted an employee blood drive; 23 registered to donate, two were deferred, resulting in 21 units of blood collected. Brittany Smith is the coordinator for Hydro Aluminum. May 9, NK Parts of Sidney hosted an associate blood drive; 19 donors registered, four were deferred, 15 units of blood were donated by NK Parts associates. Cindy Fisher served as coordinator.

May 9, Sidney Apostolic Temple hosted a public blood drive; 53 people registered to give, 11 were deferred, resulting in 42 units of blood collected. Jennifer Walls is the coordinator for Sidney Apostolic Temple. May 10, Sidney High School hosted a student blood drive; 76 donors registered, 16 were deferred, resulting in 60 units of blood collected. Brett Bickel serves as coordinator for Sidney High School blood drives. May 15 and 16, Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, hosted employee blood drives that saw 70 donors register, two were deferred, resulting in 68 units of blood collected from Emerson employees. May 15, Only Believe Ministries in Botkins hosted a public blood drive that had 23 people register, two were deferred, resulting in 21 units of blood collected. Andrew Rodgers served as coordinator for Only Believe Ministries. May 17, Peerless Group, Sidney, hosted a public blood drive that saw 29 donors register, one was deferred, resulting in 28 units of blood collected. Rob Zielsdorf serves as coordinator for Peerless blood drives. May 21, St Jacob Lutheran Church, Anna, hosted a public blood drive that saw 53 people register, nine were deferred, 42 gave whole blood, and two gave double red cells. Jean Wildermuth served as coordinator for St. Jacob Lutheran blood drive. May 22, Sidney Senior Center hosted a public blood drive; 85 people registered, 12 were deferred, resulting in 73 units of blood collected. Lola Heintz serves as coordinator for the blood drive. May 22, Advanced Composites in Sidney hosted an employee blood drive; 24 donors were registered, only one deferred, resulting in 23 units of blood collected. Violet Stokes served as coordinator for the Advanced Composites blood drive. May 23, Cargill, Sidney, hosted an employee blood drive; 23 people registered to give, seven were

deferred, resulting in 16 units of blood collected. Penny Elsner serves as coordinator for Cargill blood drives. May 24, Logan County Board of Development Disabilities hosted its first blood drive at the Discovery Center in Belle23 donors fontaine; registered, four were deferred, resulting in 19 units of blood donated to area hospitals. Deb Morrison served as coordinator for the LCBDD blood drive. The Community Blood Center has recognized the following donors: • 160 donations: Richard Schlater, Fort Loramie. • 130 donations: Charlie Gase and Steven Bales, both of Sidney. • 90 donations: John Blackford, Sidney. • 80 donations: Gary Gerkey, Sidney. • 75 donations: Anthony Schroeder and Eric Kittmer, both of Sidney. • 70 donations: Robert Busse, Troy. • 60 donations: Randy Locker, Anna; Nick Sanders, Lima. • 30 donations: Dave Heitman, Anna; William Cook, Sidney. • 25 donations: Tim Boedenhorn, Sidney; Velma Wuebker, McCartyville. • 20 donations: DeWane Eichenauer, Darla Pitts, Niki Linniman, David Fogt, Diane Iiams all of Sidney; Ronald Barhorst, Fort Loramie. • 10 donations: Lawrence Thaman, Botkins; Kimberly Osborne, William Balling, Erica Luthman, all of Anna; Charles Mayberry, Ruthanna Clayton, Donald Lauth, all of Sidney; Susan Curtis, Piqua; Jennifer Crim, Houston. • Five donations: Marie Ross, Michael Seeger, Heidi LoraineBruns, Chris Beaver, Chantal Ausborn, Dustin Curtis, Joy Oliver, Sabrina Bailey, Scott Roddy, Christopher Abbott, all of Sidney; Jill Spicer, Brandi Ellenwood, Haley Steinbrunner, Elizabeth Wells, Ellen Stewart, Cody Schmiesing, all of Anna; Mark Becker, Minster; Kenna Armstrong, Fort Loramie.

22 qualify for state fair kiddie tractor pull HOUSTON — Winners in the kiddie tractor pull at the recent Houston Community Classic Festival have been announced by festival organizers. The tractor pull was sponsored by Houston Farmers Elevator. Twenty-two children qualified for the kiddie tractor pull competition at the Ohio State Fair.


Winners (listed in finishing order, first to third place) were: • Age 4 — Weston Hoover, Joey Leister and Peyton Mummy. • Age 5 — Alex Poeppelman, Dane Vanover and Dominic Stangel. • Age 6 — Mya Lentz (no other contestants listed). • Age 7 — Carter Gasson, Rusty Vonden-

huevel and Tanner Voisard. • Age 8 — Emma Kemp, Will Curl and Lance Poeppelman. • Age 9 — Jacob Leise, Bri Kemp and Colten Gasson. • Age 10 — Zach Carey, Andrew Timmerman and Kyle Gillem. • Age 11 — Jon Steiner, Lydia Lentz and Peyton Kunert.


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Hardin Phyllis Bell and Earl S. Bell, estate, to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Assn., lot 27, $22,000. Sidney James Leroy Sr. and Karen Sue Ferreira to Toni L. and Jason E. Nelson, lots 47-52, Johnston Annex 2, exempt. Karen Lee Ordway to Shelby Co. Ohio Habitat, Shie Heights, lot 2, exempt. Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Assn. to Wayne J. and Ann E. Everman, part lot 835, Charles English Addition, $22,000. Matt and Lindsay (Shaffer) Wyan to Alexander X. Teague, Brookside Addition, lot 2037 and part lot 2036, $133,000. First Kolb Properties LLC to John L. Bertsch, Crest Haven Subdivision, lot 3010, $68,000. Hilda J. Taylor, deceased, to TSF Investments Ltd., Edward

Park Subdivision, lot 3329, $48,500. Charles D. and Sheryl L. Shope to Shaunda and William Clayton Spradlin, Emerson Subdivision, lot 3434, $140,000. William M. Roark and Sheryl D. Roark to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Parkwood Subdivision, lot 67, $40,000. Albert F. Jones and Kathryn F. Jones to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Green Tree Hills Subdivision Section 1, lot 3623, $36,000. Barbara L. Arnett to


Cable Lee Arnett, Belmont Heights Subdivision, lot 33, exempt. ETT Investments Inc. to Jeremy D. and Karen E. Miller, Plum Ridge Development phase 9, lot 7003, $205,000. Turtle Creek Twp. Raymond D. and Kelly A. Young to John J. Buckley, section 07, lot 094, Michael Survey No. 1, $230,000. Van Buren Township David A., Pamela S. and Deborah A. Egbert to Fred M. and Billie L. Homan, part section 06, 88.332 acres, $825,000.


Eastern Kentucky Univ. RICHMOND, Ky. — A Russia resident has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring 2013 semester. Kyle Francis, of Russia, was one of 2,749 students named to the dean’s list. He is a senior majoring in forensic science. To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA. The college is located in Richmond, Ky.

Morehead State Univ. MOREHEAD, Ky. — Morehead State University has released its dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester. Cody W. Hart, of Russia, was named to the dean’s list. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.


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Shelby County Focus website launched BY KATHY LEESE Sidney City Council members at a workshop session on Monday night heard presentations about a new website and required changes to traffic signs. Council members heard a presentation by Kevin Behr of Behr Design in Sidney about its new website known as Shelby County Focus. Behr gave council members an overview of the new venture, noting that the online publication began in June, with 93 businesses signed up to advertise on the page and 15 others expressing possible interest. “We wanted to get as many businesses and organizations as possible,” Behr said. In addition to being able to find out information about Sidney and Shelby County companies, local residents can find coupons for those businesses. Businesses wanting to advertise on the website can get a basic subscription for one year at a rate of $30; a premier subscription for $60 per year; or a premier plus subscription for $160 per year. Local residents can subscribe to the website at no charge and they will get an

email notice that will include coupons, among other things. “It’s for Shelby County businesses only,” Behr said. “We’re trying to promote Sidney and Shelby County. We want it to be Shelby County only.” An icon called Kudos on the website will allow local residents to leave comments regarding the businesses that are advertised on the webpage. After the resident writes the comments about their experiences, the business owner will approve whether comments will appear on their page. Behr said they are “not … going to allow” anything negative to be written about the businesses and will allow only positive comments. The website may be seen at Council heard a presentation by Gary Clough, assistant city manager and public works director, regarding a traffic sign retroreflectivity update. The update was in response to the requirement that the city “implement and continue to use an assessment or management method that is designed to maintain regulatory and warning sign

retroreflectivity at or above the minimum levels of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).” The sign issue must be addressed by June 14, 2014. The city is required to replace any signs that are identified as not meeting the “established minimum standards.” The schedule for replacement is based on “available resources and relative priorities rather than the previous specific schedule of compliance dates,” according to information distributed at Monday night’s meeting. Among the issues requiring changes to the signs are older drivers who may have difficulty seeing the signs. Clough told council that older drivers in the area have “doubled in 26 years.” While there were 10.7 million drivers age 70 and older in 1990, there were 20.6 million drivers 70 and older in 2006, which was a 48 percent increase. Other factors that warrant the changes include problems facing all drivers at night versus in the daytime, when it is much easier to see signs. By adding retroreflectivity to the signs, drivers will be able to see them more easily at night. Ac-

Council discusses bond refinancing BY KATHY LEESE Sidney City Council, during a workshop session Monday night, discussed the refinancing of outstanding police station bonds and the issuance of sewer improvement bonds. Council also approved participation in a project by the Miami Conservancy District and discussed other issues. Council members heard a report by Ginger Adams, city finance officer, regarding refinancing outstanding police station bonds and issuance of sewer improvement bonds. Adams gave council members a background on the bonds, noting the city’s five-year plan for 2013-17 and the 2013 annual budget call for debt to be issued in 2013 to pay for the engineering and design work as well as the initial sewer improvements required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Adams noted that to prepare for the issuance of the sewer bonds, “city staff, bond counsel and (the) bond financial adviser reviewed all of Sidney’s existing debt to determine the best debt structure to pursue for the city.” That review indicated that “refinancing the remaining general obligation (GO) police station construction bonds could financially benefit the city,” Adams said. “Of the $7.6 million of bonds originally issued in 2004 to pay for the construction of the new police station, $4,775,000 remains outstanding.” Adams stated that interest rate coupons on the outstanding bonds range from 4 percent to 4.7 percent with a weighted average remaining interest rate of 4.4 percent. “Based on recent market rates, refinancing these bonds could reduce interest payments by as much as $50,000 per year through maturity in the year 2024,” she said. “This assumes a refinanced average interest rate of 2.4 percent.

This would correspond to net present value savings of the refunded debt of 13 percent, well above the 2 percent recommended by Sidney’s debt policy.” Adams told council members that the fiveyear plan included funding sewer improvements through the issuance of short-term bond anticipation notes “for several years until the total cost of the sewer improvement projects is known … interest rates remain at historic lows. A longterm bond issuance of $5 million of the total project cost should capture the benefit of a lower interest bond market.” With planned engineering and design costs of approximately $4 million, “there is little risk that the bond proceeds would not be spent within three years of issuance. The stated bond purpose will be sufficiently broad to permit the use of bond proceeds to pay for other necessary sewer line infrastructure or wastewater treatment plant improvements. The sewer fund has sufficient debt capacity to pay the debt service of this portion of long term debt,” Adams said. “Consolidating both the refinancing of the police station bonds and the issuance of new sewer improvement bonds into one various purpose issuance reduces overall issuance costs and attracts more bidders to the competitive process,” Adams said, noting that the city’s bond financial adviser agrees with that assessment. If the plan is approved by council, the bonds would be competitively bid on Aug. 29. The law firm of Peck, Shaffer and Williams would be bond counsel for the refinancing and Sudsina and Associates would be the financial adviser. Council will take action on ordinances relating to this plan at an upcoming meeting. City Manager Mark Cundiff told council members he had a call from Montgomery

County Commissioner Dan Foley inviting the city of Sidney to join the Miami Conservancy District in master planning for the Great Miami River Corridor from Sidney to Hamilton. Foley is helping to organize the project. Local communities from Sidney to Hamilton could be involved in the planning if they choose to participate. According to Cundiff, Montgomery County contribute would $50,000, the Miami Conservancy District would contribute $25,000, and local communities along the river, including Sidney, are asked to contribute $3,000 each. When there are enough local communities that contribute, they will meet their goal of $100,000. The Army Corps of Engineers has a grant for $100,000, but that must be matched by the conservancy, the local communities and Montgomery County. Otherwise, the Army Corps of Engineers will only match as much as contributed. If the total is more than $100,000, the Army Corps of Engineers will meet that amount. Cundiff said the contribution would “get us a seat at the table.” Troy and Miamisburg are two of the communities that have already committed to the project. Cundiff noted that the project would allow Sidney to “be able to do joint projects with other communities.” Council member Steve Wagner asked if the Shelby County Commissioners were asked to participate, and Cundiff replied that he did not know. Council member Tom Miller said he thought the city should participate. “Years ago, we opted out of the Miami Conservancy District. We’ve been taking it on the chin ever since.” Council member Mardie Milligan said that while it was a good project, “it’s not insignificant when we have roads to pave.” Council consented to contributing $3,000 to the project.

cording to Clough, this works by creating signs that have materials that are better at reflecting light. Other issues include looking at the expected life of the sign. “We would probably base (that) on the warranty of the sign,” Clough said. The installation date of the sign would be one way to track the age of the sign. Other factors are the direction the sign faces and the color of the sign. A number of methods can be used in deterreplacement for mining retroreflectivity and a visual assessment method can be used in which a trained inspector can look at signs at night to help determine those with problems. Clough said a trained inspector could be a volunteer over the age of 60 who is trained to look for problems with signs. A part of the visual assessment would be using vehicle headlights directed at signs, using lowbeam headlights and using evaluation criteria in assessing signs. Evaluations would be carried out at road speed limits. By using the visual assessment, the city would be able to see the signs in their natural environment and it

would result in less sign replacement and waste. There are other methods that the city could use in determining traffic sign retroreflectivity. Clough said that while the sign replacement schedules are based on the city’s resources and priorities instead of specific compliance dates, the city must implement and use one of the methods by June 14, 2014. Clough said the city must now decide on a maintenance method, determine a budget to implement the maintenance, train inspectors, implement the maintenance method, decide on sheeting types for the signs, including life cycle costs, and have a budget in place for future sign replacement. “Street signs would be included eventually,” Clough said. Mayor Mike Barhorst asked if the project is based on what the city can afford to pay and Councilman Steve Wagner asked, “Is this another unfunded mandate?” Clough responded that the city engineer will look at the budget and the best option and make recommendations to council.

They don’t want to be seen together DR. WALby Chad has LACE: This letmy changed ter is for all the life from darkgirls who are ness to sundating guys on s h i n e . the sly. Don’t do —Felicia, San it. Last year I Antonio, Tex. started dating FELICIA: Lance, but he It’s not only didn’t want any’Tween the guys who one to know that hide the fact we were going 12 & 20 that they are Dr. Robert out. Because of dating. Please Wallace that, we could read the folnever be seen in lowing letter public. Instead of going from Jordan: to movies and nice DR. WALLACE: I’m restaurants, we wound 18 and recently graduup watching videos at ated from high school his grandmother’s house and was lucky to get a and eating at drive-thru, job at a supermarket. fast-food joints. The rea- One of the girls who son he gave for our “se- works there became incret” romance was that terested in me and I rehe was a football player turned the favor. The and all the guys on the only problem is that she team would tease him if doesn’t want me to tell they knew he was dat- anyone that we are ing. We went together going out, and she said for over four months that all of our dates have when he decided to call got to be in other nearby it off. I guess he got tired towns. She doesn’t want of watching videos and anyone in Geneva to eating junk food. As far know that she’s dating. I as I know, he still isn’t asked her if she was going out with anyone going with someone else (but who can tell?). and she said no. I asked I’m now dating a guy her if she was embarwho treats me like a rassed to be seen with human being. He is me and she said no. I proud to show me off in don’t get it. I’m not a public, and I’ve already bad-looking guy and had dinner in a few of have been on many our nicer restaurants. dates, and she’s a rather Girls, if a guy wants you attractive young lady. to be his “big secret,” I’m going to go out with don’t go along with it, her, but I wonder if you whatever the reason. have ever had another Getting dumped by person write to you with Lance and being found a similar problem. —

Jordan, Geneva, Ill. Please JORDAN: read the previous letter from Felicia — and learn from it. When people don’t want to be seen together, there usually is some unusual reason why. DR. WALLACE: My parents are happily married, but they do get into heated arguments, often over very small things. And they both want me to choose sides. When I do, the other parent gets mad at me. I’m in a no-win situation. Help! —In the Middle, Bloomington, Ill. IN THE MIDDLE: Next time you notice an argument brewing, leave the area. Go to your room, outside or anywhere your parents can’t use you as a playing piece in their game. Never choose sides. As you have found out, you just can’t win if you do. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

Suspect competent for trial CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo said the results of an examination of Ariel Castro last week showed that he is mentally able to understand the charges and assist attorneys in his defense. Also Wednesday, prosecutor Saleh Awadallah said a meeting is planned July 11 to discuss the possibility of seeking the death penalty for the 52-yearold Castro, who faces aggravated murder charges stemming from allegations that he

caused the deliberate termination of one of the women’s pregnancies. Awadallah invited Castro’s attorney, Craig Weintraub, to submit evidence to him before the meeting to support an argument against the death penalty in the upcoming discussions. Castro’s attorneys have previously hinted that he might plead guilty if talk of capital punishment was taken off the table. Awadallah said prosecutors would be going back to the county grand jury to seek more charges against Castro, but he didn’t know when that would happen. At the end of the hearing, Castro, his bearded chin tucked to his chest for most of

time, asked for permission to visit with the child he fathered with one of the women he is accused of kidnapping and raping. The judge denied the request. “I just think that would be inappropriate,” Russo said. Castro has pleaded not guilty to a 329-count indictment alleging he kidnapped three women off the streets between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old and held them for a decade in his twostory home in a rough Cleveland neighborhood. He fathered a 6-yearold daughter with one woman and is accused of starving and punching a second to cause her to miscarry.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, July 5, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep busy today because you are restless, energetic and full of bright ideas. You'll enjoy talking to everyone as well as reading little bits of information because today you want to know everything! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Trust your moneymaking ideas, because you might come up with something original and different today. If shopping, you might buy something high-tech or perhaps something modern for your home. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you frisky and energetic. You might be a bit more emotional than you usually are in your response to others; but the good news is you also feel lucky! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you can cocoon or hide today, you will enjoy it because you need to get away from the busyness of life around you. Seek out some quiet moments to replenish your energy. We all need to take time to restore our souls. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy schmoozing with others today, especially in group situations. A conversation with a female companion could be significant. Remember to listen as well as talk. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Private details about your personal life might be made public today. (Oh my.) Do you need to do some damage control? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Because you are hungry for adventure and a chance to learn something new, do something different today. Go someplace you've never been before. Be bold! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good day to discuss how to share something or how to address issues regarding jointly held property. Everyone is innovative and full of bright ideas. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) With the Moon opposite your sign today, be prepared to compromise. Tolerance and patience will win your day. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions with co-workers, especially about computers or technology, will go well today. People are eager to try new things. (Plus, they are curious.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Any kind of social diversion will delight you today. Enjoy sports events, movies, the theater, playful times with children and, of course, romance! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with a family member (probably female) will be significant today. You will see that two heads are better than one when it comes to finding clever solutions. YOU BORN TODAY You lead an interesting, fascinating life because you are both interesting and interested. You love variety, and you like characters. You also know how to move when opportunity presents itself. No matter what you do, you express yourself with flair and verve. This year, something you've been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Kathryn Erbe, actress; Edie Falco, actress; Huey Lewis, musician. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Partly cloudy; 40% chance of showers, t-storms High: 85° Low: 68°



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High Tuesday.........................81 Low Tuesday..........................63

24 hours ending at 7 a.m. .trace Month to date .....................0.64 Year to date ......................19.18

Thursday’s sunset ......9:10 p.m. Friday’s sunrise ..........6:13 a.m. Friday’s sunset ...........9:09 p.m.

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The chance of showers and thunderstorms will cont i n u e throughout the week. Watch for an increase in rain likelihood for the Fourth of July holiday. Even though rain Brian Davis chances linger into the weekend, temperatures will begin to rise as we see more sun.

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Stay on cholesterol meds to reap benefits DEAR DR. tinue using it to ROACH: When continue getting my doctor looked benefit from it. at some bloodThat doesn’t test results, he mean that found that my everyone on this good cholesterol medication has was fine but my to keep taking it bad cholesterol forever. I have was too high. I To your seen numerous have been taking times when a good Lipitor or its person put on generic equiva- health Lipitor makes lent daily now for such good Dr. Keith several years. changes in his or Roach Now that the bad her diet and excholesterol is where it ercise, often with some should be, I expected to significant weight loss, be taken off the pills, but that the cholesterol levno — my doctor says I els — and the risk for have to stay on them. heart disease — dip low I did read that cinna- enough that the person mon helps cholesterol, doesn’t need medication and I have been taking anymore. about a teaspoon of it If that’s the case, you daily with my breakfast would need to stop the fruit and cereal, the idea medication for a time being that I could per- and then recheck the haps reduce the pills. levels, with the underNow I read that cinna- standing that you would mon can be harmful and go back on if the results is being abused. What is aren’t as hoped. Without your take on the issues? such changes, there is no — B.P. reason to expect the choANSWER: Lipitor, lesterol to be better than like all the “statin” it was. drugs, prevents your I have written about body from being able to cinnamon being used to make cholesterol. Some help control blood sugar. experts believe that However, the data that these medications have cinnamon improves choother effects, apart from lesterol is not convinccholesterol, that con- ing. I think the danger tribute to its proven you are referring to is ability to reduce the risk the “cinnamon chalof heart disease. How- lenge,” where teenagers ever, it works only as (mostly) attempt to long as you take it. Just swallow a teaspoon of like medication for high cinnamon. There have blood pressure or dia- been many cases of lung betes, you have to con- damage from inhaling

the cinnamon — fortunately, usually temporary. I don’t recommend cinnamon for cholesterol or for a “challenge,” but I do think cinnamon capsules or other safe ways of ingesting cinnamon may provide some additional benefit in diabetes. DEAR DR. ROACH: My sister had breast cancer surgery last year and was told to avoid deodorant products with aluminum in them. I am quite a bit younger than she is, and she is the second in our family to have breast cancer, so I stopped using those products when she was told to stop. However, I am now bothered by body odor. What causes body odor? I used to think it was poor hygiene, but I swim daily and take a full shower afterward, and never wear my clothes more than once. Is there anything I can do? — D. ANSWER: What most people consider “deodorant” actually is antiperspirant/deodorant. The deodorant part inhibits bacteria growth, the cause of unpleasant odors when sweating. Plain deodorants don’t contain aluminum, which is what keeps you from sweating. Antiperspirants work by stopping you from sweating in the first place, and may contain aluminum.

I reviewed the claim that antiperspirants cause breast cancer. The best evidence says that antiperspirants do not cause breast cancer. I think you can use antiperspirants and deodorant. However, I recognize that some people want to be very cautious, so there is nothing wrong with using aluminum-free deodorants, such as Tom’s products. Note that antiperspirants should not be used at all before getting a mammogram. Questions about breast cancer and its treatment are found in the booklet on that subject. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Roach — No. 1101, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

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Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Or- Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at lando, FL 32853-6475. OUT OF THE PAST Complete access is just a Health newsletters may be ordered from www.rbThere is no Out of the Past in today’s newspaaway... per because the Sidney Daily News didn’t publish on those days 100, Editorial 75, 50 and 25 years ago. • Local News


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Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place BY LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-yearold fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day isn’t much easier to navigate. She wobbles into a bathtub with no grab bar. Her feet catch on damaged floor tiles. Part of the banister she needs to steady herself on the stairs has pulled out of the wall. At the back door, a rickety wooden ramp no longer supports the scooter that helps her get around. The environment in which you live can be as disabling as a disease, and too often, older Americans wind up in a nursing home not because they’re super-sick but because they can’t get through their days safely at home. Now a major research project will bring handymen, occupational therapists and nurses into the homes of 800 low-income seniors in Baltimore to test if some inexpensive fix-ups and strategies for daily living can keep them independent longer, and save millions in taxpayer dollars spent on nursing home care. “Very small changes can make a big difference,” said Sarah Szanton, a Johns Hopkins University associate nursing professor who leads the project. “We’re not saying, ‘What’s your blood pressure?’ We’re focusing on function: What do they want to do?” Losing independence is a leading fear as people age. But a recent poll shows that too few comprehend the changes in lifestyle needed to offset the chronic illnesses and gradual slowdown that hit just about everyone in the 70s, 80s and beyond. Asked about the choice living situation when they’re older, Americans 40 and over say their top priorities are a one-level home with no stairs, that’s close to their children and medical care, according to the poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Chances are, that won’t be enough. For Hough, No. 1 is feeding herself without everything tumbling off the fork. “I’m shaking all the time,” she quietly told Hopkins occupational therapist Allyson EvelynGustave. Hough’s other priority is not falling, and stairs are only one of her home’s hazards. To Hopkins’ Szanton, bridging the gap between what older adults are able to do and what their homes allow them to do is key to maintaining independence. The Capable study aims to prove how. During 10 home visits over four months, the Hopkins team is tailoring interventions — including about $1,100 in home repairs or modifications provided for free — to help low-income seniors who are having trouble caring for themselves. Drills buzzed in Hough’s house as carpenters installed a new banister and added grab bars and a raised toilet seat in the bathroom. They replaced patches of flooring to prevent trips, and prepared to tackle the ramp. As for eating, EvelynGustave recommended a little-known tool: utensils and cups that are specially weighted to counter Hough’s tremors.

“It’ll be easier for you to hold,” she promised. The set of utensils costs only about $20, one of the affordable tips the study is generating. Hough’s daughter had thought the only solution was an aide to feed her mother, which the older woman hates. “I always said I wouldn’t let my mom go to a nursing home,” said Gloria J. Hawks, 66, who is determined to care for her mother in the house the two share. The Capable project — it stands for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders — is being closely watched by Medicaid officials in other states as a way to coordinate care and improve the functional problems that lead to pricey, and sometimes preventable nursing home admissions. Today, it’s difficult for Medicaid patients to get these services. With more than $8 million in research money from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the project goes beyond home repair for health. It starts with a full-scale assessment of each participant’s needs. In one home, a Hopkins nurse discovered that an 82-year-old woman was taking all of her 26 daily medications at once instead of staggered throughout the day, leaving her disoriented and sedentary until she became too weak to get out of bed without help. First the nurse fixed the medication schedule. Then the occupational therapist taught the woman leg-strengthening exercises and installed $30 steel risers to make it easier for her to get in and out of bed. Add new banisters, and soon the woman was moving around on her own. Whether it is the cost or emotional ties, many people grow old in the same home where they spent their younger, more agile years. An AARP survey in 2010 found nearly 90 percent of seniors wanted to remain in their current home for as long as possible. Yet government figures show nearly 1 in 5 seniors living in the community have trouble with at least one activity of daily living, such as walking or bathing. Those physical limitations become more difficult with doorways too narrow for walkers, toilets that are lower than chairs, and kitchen counters too tall to sit while cooking. Plus, nearly onethird of older adults experience a fall every year, and most who are injured fell inside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “You don’t think about that stuff,” said Hattie Watties, who can’t imagine leaving her Baltimore home of 36 years, that’s near children and grandchildren. “You just do what you have to.” For Watties, 74, that meant climbing onto kitchen counters to reach too-high cabinets. Steep, dark stairs to the basement laundry only had a partial railing, so she threw clothes down and inched her way after them. No more: Carpenter Tyrone White lowered Watties’ cabinets to a comfortable reach, installed railings, and showed how an energysaving compact fluorescent light bulb provided more light than a regular bulb in the dim stairway.

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See each garage sale listing and location on our Garage Sale Map. Available online at Powered by Google Maps SIDNEY, 1740 Port Jefferson Road, Saturday 9-1pm, guns, holsters, ammo, memorabilia, rings, toys, car sub woofers, car CD player, knickknack, purses, miscellaneous.


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SIDNEY, 405 Buckeye Avenue, Friday & Saturday, 9-2. Girl's toys, kitchen items, furniture, Christmas decorations, miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY, 630 Maywood Place, Friday & Saturday 9-3pm, Lots of clothes, men, women, boys, toys, CD, DVDs, VHS, board games, battery operated games, something for everyone! SIDNEY, 740 Spruce Avenue, Friday & Saturday 9-1pm, NASCAR, sports bobble heads, Avon, PlayStation system, PlayStation 2 games, DVDs, clothes, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 746 Grandview Street, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8-5pm, recliner, TV, entertainment center, household gadgets.

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SIDNEY, 848 Merri Lane, Saturday, 8-5. High chairs, car seats, baby swing, exersaucers, changing tables, craft items, clothes, miscellaneous. Rain or shine! TROY 18 North Market Street Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-5pm Night Sky rummage sale commercial kitchen equipment, furniture, Christmas and holiday decorations, Espresso machine, coffee equipment, cake tower, display cases, everything must go! WAPAKONETA, 301 W. Vine Street, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm, Ivy Haus selling out antiques & collectibles. Cupboards, wardrobes, tables, chairs, mirrors, frames, glassware, misc. Most furniture ready for your home!

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Experienced Electrical Dept. Mgr. Needed Description/ Requirements: * Min. of 5 yrs. with Electrical Dept. Mgr. Industrial Exp. * Explicit knowledge of electrical construction principles/ practices. * Builds and maintains relationships with crew and clients. * Oversees and monitors business operations and project costs. * Assist estimators in bidding projects and review all estimates. * Exp. in leading a successful project team, including development of employees. * Good communication and interpersonal skills. * Overtime, weekends, holidays and travel as needed. Mail resumes to: Human Resources PO Box 43 Sidney, OH 45365 EOE Help Wanted General ATTENTION: 29 serious people to work from home using a computer. Up to $1500$5000, full time/ part time.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:30PM Antiques - Household Items - Furniture - Box Lots From three local estates and storage units Something for everyone! Large assortment of items!! BAYMAN AUCTIONEERS Bob Bayman, (937)773-5703 Joe Harker, Apprentice (937)606-0535 Special Notices

4th of July 2013 Classified Deadlines Sidney Daily News Troy Daily News Piqua Daily Call Thursday, July 4 Display Deadline: Monday, July 1, 5pm Liner Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 5pm Friday, July 5 Display Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 5pm Liner Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 5pm Saturday, July 6 Display Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 5pm Liner Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 5pm Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4. We will re-open Friday, July 5 at 8am. Any voicemails for cancellations will be effective with the earliest deadline possible.

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Apria Healthcare, America's leading provider of integrated home healthcare products and clinical services, seeks energetic, dependable individual for our Minster, OH branch to deliver/ pick-up equipment from homecare patients. Set up equipment, show how to use. Organize efficient delivery schedule. Complete paperwork. Maintain daily vehicle maintenance logs and ensure proper working condition. Requires HS diploma/equivalent, 1 year of related experience and ability to comply with DOT, FDA and JCAHO regulations. Must have commercial driver's license with hazardous materials, cargo tank and air brake endorsements. To apply please visit our website at, and click on ‘Careers’, then on ‘Driver Opportunities’, then ‘Next’ and then scroll down to ‘CDL-Local Delivery Driver for Home Medical Equipment in Minister, OH’ Because Apria believes in providing a safe work environment, we conduct drug and background checks in our recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE, M/F/D/V Mechanics LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE repair company looking to hire ASE certified mechanic. Send resume to: PO Box 1783, Piqua, OH 45356. MECHANIC EXPERIENCED NTB, Inc. is a growing family oriented company that is now taking applications for an experienced trailer mechanic for our Tipp City, Oh tractor trailer repair facility.

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Currently accepting applications for a full time Processing Cleaner This is a first shift position. Monday through Friday with occasional weekends. Background checks and drug screens required. Apply today at EOE FARM CHEMICALS and SEED SALESPERSON, For Outside Sales, Full or Part Time, FARMERS are Welcome to apply, (419)236-2571, (419)778-9378

FORKLIFT DRIVERS Pratt Industries is seeking experienced sit down forklift drivers for its new warehouse opening in Sidney. HS degree or GED required.

Pay will be based on experience. We offer competitive wages, great benefits, 401k, paid uniforms, and paid vacation. If interested apply in person at 3355 S Co Rd 25A Tipp City, Oh Medical/Health DENTAL ASSISTANT Hiring full time Dental Assistant who is passionate about providing excellent patient care. Candidate must have 5+ years experience, current radiographer license and references. Benefits and pension. Please email resume to: or mail to 2627 N Broadway Ave Sidney, OH 45365

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TRUCK DRIVER Pratt Industries is seeking an experienced truck driver for its new warehouse opening in Sidney. HS degree or GED required. CDL-A and at least 5 years recent experience driving tractor trailer required. Send resume with pay requirements to email: or fax to (734)853-3031

NOW HIRING FOR: FT, PT & PRN STNAs for all shifts! Apply in person at 75 Mote Drive Covington, Ohio 45318 POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIANS A sleep center in Allen County is currently seeking experienced polysomnographic technicians for fulltime PRN positions. Competitive salary and benefits. RPSGT or eligible preferred. Email resume to: sue.shuluga@

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Houses For Rent SPACIOUS 2 bedroom, 2 bath with refrigerator, range, dishwasher, 1 car garage, newer, Northend of Sidney, wheelchair accessible, $750 monthly + deposit, no pets! (937)7260642 HOUSES FOR RENT, 3 & 4 bedroom houses, $550-$625 monthly, plus deposits. Call (937)492-0966

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

1999 CHEVY CORVETTE automatic convertible with approximately 67,000 miles. This car is in great condition. $20,500 or best offer. Call Craig at (937)776-0922

2001 FORD TAURUS loaded, immaculate condition inside & out, beautiful navy blue, only 108K miles, 32 mpg hwy, $4350 (937)552-7786 Troy


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LIVE STOCK GATES, 16 foot heavy steel painted livestock gates, good condition, $60.00 per gate. Call (937)492-1157.

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2002 GMC SIERRA 1500 Regular cab, fiberglass high top camper, aluminum running boards, 2 wheel drive, 5300 Vortec engine, excellent condition, $8750. Call (937)538-1294

2 BEDROOM, 1.5 Bath, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry, trash paid, no pets $460 monthly, (937)394-7265 BOTKINS, Duplex. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car, appliances, W/D hookup, gas heat, CA, no pets. $750 month. (937)394-7144 CARRIAGE HILL Apartments, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water, trash included, garages. (937)4984747, NORTH-END HALF DUPLEX, 3 bedroom, 2 baths, garage, taking applications. $650 monthly plus deposit. No pets. Available August 1st. Call (937)493-0834.

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 Furniture & Accessories BEDROOM SET, 7 piece queen, $1200. Large solid oak roll top desk, $300. Blue & Cream plaid sofa and oversized chair with ottoman, $600. All excellent condition. OBO on each. (937)332-1419

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BLACK LAB, 1 year old female, spayed, current on shots, needs room to play, $50. Call (937)726-6860.


RIDING LAWNMOWER, Wheelhorse, completely rebuilt, New battery, tuneup, rebuilt carburetor, seat, paint, new blades, Runs great!!, $400, (937)492-1501

SOFA RECLINER, multicolored brown/green, $100, Call (937)492-5322 KITTEN, 9 weeks old, male, black/white, healthy rescue cat, wormed and 1st shots, $45, needs a loving forever home. Call (937)773-1686


BEDROOM SUITE, Like new, Light oak, King, triple dresser, chest, nightstand, headboard, mirror, boxsprings, firm foam mattress, asking $850, (937)492-3733


COUNTRY HOME, very nice 4 bedroom on 5 acres, 1 full bath, attached 2-car garage, 3 outbuildings, 1 acre woods, 19130 Wones Road, (937)5966532 may leave message. NEARLY NEW 5 bedroom country ranch. Finished basement, Anna Schools, John Barnett, (419)738HOME(4663). Scott Ross Realty.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013



REPLAY 50 years ago July 4, 1963 Minster’s American Legion Juniors are the Auglaize County champs after beating St. Marys 6-2 in a playoff for the title. The team members are Dan Ranly, Gary Heitkamp, Alan Boerger, Charley Clune, Bob Huelsman, Fred Meyer, Bill Goubeaux, Duff Hemmelgarn, Jerry Puthoff, Bob Frericks, Ken Lachey, Larry Heitkamp, Perry Sommer, Harry Reithman, Jan Frericks, and Tony Frierott. The team manager was Cliff Frericks, and the coach was Don Heitkamp.

25 years ago July 4, 1988 Jackson Center rolled to a 9-0 lead over Lehman Blue after just two innings and coasted to a 17-6 victory. Dwane Sosby went the distance for Jackson and allowed just three hits. Sosby tripled and singled, Jason Harmon had a pair of doubles, and Jim Gooding almost hit for the cycle, finishing with a double, a triple and a home run. John Prenger added a double and two singles.

10 years ago July 4, 2003 Team Atlantis 15 volleyball recently placed 21st in the national championships in Atlanta. Team members included Catie Halbertstadt, Leslie Hoelscher, Stephanie Brunswick, Roshelle Watercutter, Jenny Hartings and Jenna Zumberger.

LEGION BASEBALL Sidney Post 217 American Legion baseball Gregg Nischwitz Memorial FRIDAY 6:30 p.m. — Springfield Armory at Sidney SATURDAY 2 p.m. — Muncie IPBA vs. Post 217 at Russia, (2) SUNDAY 1 p.m. — Sidney at Marysville

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m not a selfish guy at all, but having this injury and going through what I had to go through and being smart, it’s something that I had to be selfish with. I couldn’t worry about anyone else but myself and my health.” — Chicago Bulls’ Derek Rose, talking about why he chose to sit out last season

BY THE NUMBER ‘14’ Guile, intelligence and hard work. Nothing more needs to se said about this 14-year NBA guard. Who is he? (Source: The

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Bailey celebrates Gets over 200 texts from former teammates, current players CINCINNATI (AP) — Homer Bailey didn’t have much time Tuesday night to celebrate his second career no-hitter. He had to get up early Wednesday to tend to his horses. Cincinnati’s Texas-born right-hander celebrated his no-no against the San Francisco Giants by calling his family while listening to music, he said. He also spent time answering more than 200 text messages from former teammates and current and former major-leaguers — including fellow Texan Roger Clemens — while squeezing in a visit to the two horses he stables locally. “I had to get up pretty early,” he said about his lowkey celebration while speaking to the media at his cubicle in the Reds’ clubhouse before Wednesday night’s game against the Giants. Former teammates who reached out to Bailey included pitchers Aaron Harang and Kent Mercker and outfielder Laynce Nix, he said, adding that Clemens, a special instructor in Houston’s system, said he was going to show his young pitchers a video of Bailey’s performance. “He said, ‘Your mechanics

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CINCINNATI REDS starting pitcher Homer Bailey, left, gets a face full of shaving cream from Mat Latos after Bailey threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Tuesday in Cincinnati. and direction were good,’” Bailey said, quoting Clemens. “I said, ‘Go ahead. They’re not in our division anymore.’” Houston was a Reds opponent in the NL Central before shifting to the American League this season. Bailey hadn’t seen any highlights of his performance, the 16th no-hitter in franchise history and one walk away from being a perfect game. “I had the best seat in the

house,” he pointed out. “I didn’t need to watch TV. (High definition) can’t do justice to where I was standing. “When I talked to my dad, the first thing he said was, ‘How’d it go tonight? I recorded it and haven’t had time to watch it yet,’” Bailey added, smiling. “He was joking.” Bailey, who pitched the final no-hitter of last season at Pittsburgh on September

28 before logging the first of this season, did not hear from his idol, Nolan Ryan — another hard-throwing Texas right-hander and the owner of a major-league record seven no-hitters. Ryan, now president of the Texas Rangers, was the last pitcher before Bailey to throw two consecutive no-hitters before another pitcher accomplished the feat. Ryan threw the last no-hitter in 1974 and the first in 1975. Bailey’s next scheduled start is Sunday against Seattle in Cincinnati, the same city where Reds left-hander Johnny Vander Meer threw the first of his two no-hitters in consecutive starts in 1938. Bailey doesn’t like his chances of matching Vander Meer, who threw the second no-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first night game at Ebbetts Field. “It’s happened once,” Bailey pointed out. “There aren’t too many things in the history of baseball that have happened only once. You can’t go into the game thinking about it. The first guy will probably get a hit, and that will be the end of it. Let me put it this way — If I were a betting man, and I’m not, I wouldn’t bet on it.”

Giants, Reds tied in 7th, 2-2 CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds were going for their third straight win over the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park, and the two teams were deadlocked at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning. The Reds got a run in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly by Chris Heisey. It scored Jay Bruce, who was hit by a pitch and went to third on Todd Frazier’s single. The game stayed that way until San Francisco’s Tony Abreu hit a two-run homer off Reds’ starter Tony Cingrani in the top of the fifth. Gregor Blanco, who had walked, scored ahead of Abreu. The Reds had a threat going in the bottom of the fifth when the first two hitters, Shin Soo Choo and Zac Cozart, both singled. But Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Bruce all struck out against two Giant relievers. The Reds finally pulled even an inning later when AP Photo/Al Behrman Heisey hit a one-strike pitch over the wall in left-center to CINCINNATI REDS starting pitcher Tony Cingrani throws against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday in Cincinnati. make it 2-2.

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ON THIS DATE IN 1910 — Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in the 15th round at Reno, Nev., to retain the world heavyweight title and spoil Jeffries' comeback. 1919 — Jack Dempsey wins the world heavyweight title at Toledo, Ohio, when Jess Willard fails to answer the bell for the fourth round. 1923 — Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for the heavyweight title. The fight almost bankrupts the town of Shelby, Montana, which borrowed heavily to stage it. 1982 — Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for the men's singles championship at Wimbledon. The match lasts 4 hours, 16 minutes.

Celtics name Butler’s Stevens BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep getting younger — on the coaching staff as well as the court. Less than a week after agreeing to trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Stevens the Brooklyn Nets — and 10 days after shipping coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers — the Celtics hired Butler’s Brad Stevens as their next head coach. Stevens, 36, twice led the Bulldogs to the NCAA title game, but has no NBA experience as a player or coach. “Brad and I share a lot of the same values,” Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said in a release. “Though he is young, I see Brad as a great leader who leads with impec-

cable character and a strong work ethic. His teams always play hard and execute on both ends of the court. Brad is a coach who has already enjoyed lots of success, and I look forward to working with him towards Banner 18.” Stevens has spent the last six years as the coach of Butler, leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championship games in 2010 and ‘11. He has a career winning percentage of .772 and never won fewer than 22 games in a season. He takes over a team that is three seasons removed from an appearance in the NBA finals; the Celtics won their unprecedented 17th championship in 2008. But with Garnett and Pierce showing signs of slowing down in this year’s playoffs, when Boston was eliminated by the New York Knicks in the first round, Ainge has decided

to rebuild. He allowed Rivers to take over the Clippers, extracting a first-round draft choice in return. Amid last week’s NBA draft, the Celtics and Nets agreed to a deal that would send Garnett and Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for a package of players along with three first-round draft picks. Now Stevens, who is younger than Garnett, will be the one to work with those players. “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home for the past 13 years,” Stevens said in a release issued by the university. “We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis, and are very thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate so many wonderful things together.”

At Butler, Stevens was 166-49 — the most wins for any Division I coach in the first six years of his career. In 2009-10, the Bulldogs went 33-5, including the Horizon League’s first 18-0 conference record, a 25-game winning streak and an appearance in the NCAA title game, where they lost to Duke 61-59 when a last-second, half-court shot bounced off the backboard and rim and out. “Brad has given his talent to our university with exceptional generosity, integrity, and humility,” Butler President James M. Danko said, calling Stevens “a beloved member of our community.” “We have done everything we can to keep Brad here at Butler; however, the Celtics team has offered Brad and his family a unique opportunity with which no university can compete.”


Sidney Daily News,Thursday, July 4, 2013

Men’s semifinals set LONDON (AP) — They sighed when Andy Murray faulted. They stood and roared when he hit winners. And when Murray dropped the first two sets of his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, the 15,000 Centre Court spectators were suddenly so silent that birds could be heard chirping. By the time his fiveset comeback was nearly complete, more than two hours later, the fans were greeting each point that went Murray’s way with celebrations of the sort normally reserved for a championship. It’s been 77 years since a British man won the country’s Grand Slam tennis tournament, and thanks to the secondseeded Murray’s 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 victory over 54th-ranked Fernando Verdasco, the locals still can hold out hope the wait will end Sunday. First things first, of course. Murray, who is from Scotland, will play in the semifinals at the All England Club for the fifth consecutive year Friday, facing No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland. The other semifinal is No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia against No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Ar-

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ANDY MURRAY of Britain reacts during a Men's singles quarterfinal match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday. gentina. There is no doubt who will be the recipient of the most boisterous support. “Great atmosphere at the end of the match. ... I love it when it’s like that. It was extremely noisy,” said Murray, who lost last year’s Wimbledon final to Roger Federer. “They were right into it, pretty much every single point.” Murray needed to summon some pretty strong tennis, and plenty of grit, for his seventh career victory after facing a two-set deficit. He


never panicked — no matter what all of his self-admonishing muttering and gesticulating looked like — and eventually figured out how to handle Verdasco’s 130 mph serves and highrisk, high-reward style. Murray’s mother, British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray, called the match “one of the toughest to sit through.” “When you play more and more matches, and gain more experience, you understand how to turn matches around and how to change the momentum of games,”

Murray said. “Maybe when I was younger, I could have lost that match. But I think I’ve learnt how to come back from tough situations more as I got older.” He’s only 26, but he truly has matured as a player over the past 12 months. After shedding tears following the 2012 Wimbledon final, Murray returned to the same spot four weeks later and beat Federer to win a gold medal at the London Olympics. Then, at the U.S. Open in September, he defeated Djokovic to win his first Grand Slam title. Asked if his triumph in Flushing Meadows lessened the pressure to succeed at home, Murray said: “It’s pretty much the same. Not a whole lot’s changed.” Murray tries to avoid reading the coverage about him, but he can’t help noticing newspapers left around the locker room. Even British Prime Minister David Cameron took an interest, writing Wednesday morning on Twitter: “The sky over Downing St a little grey right now. Let’s hope it clears up for @Andy_Murray to win at #Wimbledon. Best of luck Andy.”

BATTERS AVG OBA AB R H 2B 3B HRRBI BB SO SB CS E Votto. . . . . . .325 .435 314 58 102 15 1 14 39 60 73 3 210 2 0 Bruce . . . . . .278 .323 338 46 94 25 1 18 56 24 100 2 Phillips. . . . .272 .325 305 44 83 13 0 12 63 22 51 1 2 6 Choo . . . . . . .269 .420 301 55 81 19 1 12 26 59 78 8 6 2 3 0 Robinson . . .263 .344 114 9 30 6 1 0 7 13 30 2 1 1 Paul . . . . . . .248 .335 153 19 38 9 0 5 25 19 39 0 Cozart . . . . .243 .273 304 42 74 19 1 7 33 13 51 0 0 7 2 4 Frazier . . . . .243 .337 272 33 66 13 1 10 41 32 73 5 1 3 Mesoraco . . .231 .305 147 15 34 7 0 4 19 17 31 0 1 1 Hanigan . . . .199 .290 136 12 27 5 0 2 13 16 16 0 Hannahan . .188 .250 80 5 15 3 1 0 7 7 21 0 0 1 0 0 Izturis . . . . .187 .256 75 3 14 3 0 0 3 7 7 0 Heisey . . . . .181 .216 83 7 15 5 0 2 6 4 21 2 0 0 Ludwick . ---1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Team . . . . .249 .326 2867 366 714 145 8 87 350 301 664 25 2039 —— PITCHERS W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO 8 8 2 13 30 LeCure . . . . . 1 1 2.32 30 0 0 31.0 23 Leake . . . . . . 7 3 2.52 16 16 0 103.2 96 34 29 8 21 67 4 3 2 0 2 7 Marshall . . . . 0 1 2.57 11 0 0 7.0 Chapman . . . 3 3 2.65 37 0 20 34.0 22 10 10 3 17 57 Latos . . . . . . . 7 2 3.03 17 17 0 110.0 102 43 37 8 30 109 Simon . . . . . . 5 3 3.07 31 0 1 44.0 37 18 15 3 12 38 Cueto . . . . . . 4 2 3.33 9 9 0 48.2 38 18 18 6 14 41 Cingrani . . . . 3 0 3.42 12 7 0 47.1 36 18 18 8 17 57 Arroyo . . . . . . 7 6 3.50 17 17 0 110.2 109 45 43 14 21 60 Bailey . . . . . . 5 6 3.57 17 17 0 111.0 92 45 44 7 26 111 Hoover . . . . . 1 5 4.24 35 0 3 34.0 29 16 16 4 16 37 Broxton . . . . . 2 2 4.33 29 0 0 27.0 24 15 13 3 11 20 7 24 Parra. . . . . . . 1 1 4.74 22 0 0 19.0 25 11 10 4 Partch . . . . . . 0 0 5.23 6 0 0 10.1 6 6 6 2 8 9 Ondrusek . . . 2 0 5.64 21 0 0 22.1 21 14 14 4 8 18 Team Totals48 36 3.43 84 84 24 764.2 676 312 291 80 225 687

CLEVELAND INDIANS BATTERS AVG Kipnis . . . . .299 Gomes . . . . .284 Brantley. . . .275 Cabrera . . . .268 Santana . . . .268 Raburn . . . . .262 Aviles . . . . . .258 Swisher . . . .243 Stubbs . . . . .238 Chisenhall . .230 Reynolds . . .230 Giambi . . . . .210 Marson. . . . .000 Team . . . . . .259 PITCHERS W Martinez . . . . 1 Smith . . . . . . 4 Allen . . . . . . . 3 Albers . . . . . . 2 McAllister. . . 4 Masterson . . 10 Perez . . . . . . . 2 Shaw . . . . . . . 0 Pestano . . . . . 1 Kluber. . . . . . 6 Jimenez . . . . 6 Kazmir . . . . . 4 Hagadone . . . 0 Hill . . . . . . . . 0 Myers . . . . . . 0 Team. . . . . . 45

OBA AB R H 2B 3B HRRBI BB SO SB CS E .385 278 46 83 22 3 12 51 40 73 19 5 6 .312 116 19 33 6 2 6 20 6 22 2 0 1 .327 287 37 79 11 1 5 39 22 38 8 2 0 .324 228 36 61 19 2 6 28 15 58 5 1 3 .382 265 37 71 20 0 10 36 49 56 1 1 3 .354 141 22 37 10 0 9 26 17 43 0 0 1 .286 198 33 51 9 0 5 26 9 26 6 1 5 .348 255 38 62 16 1 8 29 39 63 0 0 5 .291 261 32 62 14 2 6 30 20 88 8 0 2 .262 135 11 31 8 0 4 17 4 30 0 0 4 .320 278 38 64 7 0 15 47 35 98 3 0 8 .320 105 16 22 6 0 6 22 16 31 0 1 0 .400 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .331 2810 402 727 160 12 94 387 292 695 63 16 47 —— L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO 0 0.00 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.01 34 0 1 31.1 21 7 7 3 10 30 0 2.14 33 0 1 33.2 25 11 8 3 11 40 0 2.22 25 0 0 28.1 24 9 7 1 14 21 5 3.43 11 11 0 65.2 68 31 25 7 22 45 6 3.48 18 18 0 124.0 101 48 48 10 45 125 1 3.66 20 0 8 19.2 16 9 8 4 11 20 1 3.79 33 0 0 38.0 34 18 16 3 15 34 2 4.00 27 0 6 27.0 25 13 12 5 14 28 5 4.33 15 13 0 81.0 88 42 39 10 16 76 4 4.63 16 16 0 83.2 78 45 43 12 44 85 4 4.83 13 13 0 69.0 74 38 37 13 24 66 1 5.33 28 0 0 25.1 18 16 15 3 16 23 0 6.75 30 0 0 21.1 24 18 16 3 14 27 3 8.02 4 3 0 21.1 29 19 19 10 5 12 38 4.29 83 83 17 730.2 699 373 348 96 295 678

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR Legion baseball American Legion baseball Sidney Post 217 schedule This week FRIDAY Springfield Armory at Sidney, 6:30 SATURDAY Muncie IPBA vs Sidney at Russia, 2 p.m. (2) SUNDAY Sidney at Marysville, 1 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL All-Stars NHL All-Star Teams The Associated Press First Team G — Sergei Bobrovky, Columbus, 728 points D — P.K. Subban, Montreal, 756 D — Ryan Suter, Minnesota, 713 C — Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 725 RW — Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 591 LW — Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh, 519 Second Team G — Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers, 220 D— Kris Letang, Pittsburgh, 618 D — Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim, 256 C — Jonathan Toews, Chicago, 404 RW— Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay, 440 LW — Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 217

BASEBALL All-Star voting All-Star Fan Voting The Associated Press To Be Held Tuesday, July 16 At Citi Field, New York AMERICAN LEAGUE Through July 1 FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees, 3,974,322

2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 2,838,129 3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 1,767,806 4. Omar Infante, Tigers, 1,554,514 5. Jose Altuve, Astros, 1,227,462 SHORTSTOP 1. J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 3,509,180 2. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers, 2,505,348 3. Elvis Andrus, Rangers, 2,122,770 4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 1,491,376 5. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 1,091,707 THIRD BASE 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 5,844,165 2. Manny Machado, Orioles, 2,752,627 3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 1,792,809 4. Evan Longoria, Rays, 1,528,877 5. Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 827,381 CATCHER 1. Joe Mauer, Twins, 3,869,330 2. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 2,677,959 3. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers, 1,441,827 4. Carlos Santana, Indians, 1,285,650 5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox, 1,256,505 DESIGNATED HITTER 1. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 4,398,197 2. Lance Berkman, Rangers, 2,004,388 3. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 1,688,099 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 1,257,577 5. Mark Trumbo, Angels, 1,190,709 OUTFIELD 1. Mike Trout, Angels, 4,822,983 2. Adam Jones, Orioles, 4,766,256 3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 2,679,230 4. Nick Markakis, Orioles, 2,536,864 5. Torii Hunter, Tigers, 2,390,336 6. Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 2,258,797 7. Nate McLouth, Orioles, 2,169,772 8. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox, 1,751,022 9. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 1,556,700 10. Coco Crisp, Athletics, 1,421,277 11. Alex Gordon, Royals, 1,416,887 12. Austin Jackson, Tigers,

1,306,330 13. Josh Hamilton, Angels, 1,138,518 14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox, 1,059,429 15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees, 1,003,198

Major league leaders MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_YMolina, St. Louis, .347; Cuddyer, Colorado, .339; Segura, Milwaukee, .325; Votto, Cincinnati, .325; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .321; Craig, St. Louis, .320; Posey, San Francisco, .316. RUNS_CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 60; Holliday, St. Louis, 59; Votto, Cincinnati, 58; Choo, Cincinnati, 55; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 54; JUpton, Atlanta, 53. RBI_Goldschmidt, Arizona, 69; Craig, St. Louis, 63; Phillips, Cincinnati, 63; CGonzalez, Colorado, 60; DBrown, Philadelphia, 58; Bruce, Cincinnati, 56; FFreeman, Atlanta, 54. HITS_Segura, Milwaukee, 106; YMolina, St. Louis, 102; Votto, Cincinnati, 102; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 101; Craig, St. Louis, 99; GParra, Arizona, 98; Bruce, Cincinnati, 94; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 94; CGonzalez, Colorado, 94. DOUBLES_YMolina, St. Louis, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 25; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 24; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; GParra, Arizona, 24; Rizzo, Chicago, 24; Posey, San Francisco, 23. TRIPLES_CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 8; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 5; DWright, New York, 5. HOME RUNS_CGonzalez, Colorado, 22; DBrown, Philadelphia, 21; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 20; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 20; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16. STOLEN BASES_ECabrera, San Diego, 31; Segura, Milwaukee, 24; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 23; Revere, Philadelphia, 20; Pierre, Miami, 18; CGomez, Milwaukee, 16; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 16. PITCHING_Zimmermann, Washington, 12-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 11-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-3; Corbin, Arizona, 9-1; Lee, Philadelphia, 9-2; Marquis, San Diego, 9-4; Maholm, Atlanta, 9-6. STRIKEOUTS_Harvey, New York, 132; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 126; Samardzija, Chicago, 120; Lee, Philadelphia, 115; Wainwright, St. Louis, 114; HBailey, Cincinnati,


Ginobili staying with Spurs SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili is sticking around to see if the San Antonio Spurs can get back to the top. Ginobili tweeted Wednesday that he is staying with the team he has helped win three NBA titles and nearly a fourth last month. "Thrilled to announce that as I always hoped, I'm gonna stay with the @Spurs for two more years," he wrote. Ginobili, who turns 36 this month, battled injuries during the season and Ginobili said he would think about retirement after the playoffs. But he helped the Spurs come within 28 seconds of the championship before falling to the Miami Heat in seven games, and his return ensures the longtime Big Three that includes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be in place next season. Details of the contract agreement weren't available, but Ginobili figures to take a pay cut from the $14.1 million he made last season as the Spurs' highest-paid player. Duncan did the same thing last summer, going from $21.2 million to $9.6 million.

Stadler, Price withdraw OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Craig Stadler, Nick Price and two-time champion Allen Doyle have withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club. The U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday that Stadler, who won the Champions Tour's Encompass Championship last month, pulled out because of a foot injury. Price, who tied for ninth in the 2011 Senior Open in his only appearance in the event, is out because of an elbow injury. Doyle, who won consecutive Senior Open championships in 2005 and 2006, has an undisclosed medical condition. The three vacancies in the field will be filled by sectional qualifiers.

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111; Latos, Cincinnati, 109. SAVES_Grilli, Pittsburgh, 27; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; RSoriano, Washington, 21; Mujica, St. Louis, 21; Chapman, Cincinnati, 20; Romo, San Francisco, 19; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 16. —— AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .368; CDavis, Baltimore, .329; HKendrick, Los Angeles, .323; Machado, Baltimore, .321; Pedroia, Boston, .321; DOrtiz, Boston, .320; Mauer, Minnesota, .318; Donaldson, Oakland, .318. RUNS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 65; CDavis, Baltimore, 60; Bautista, Toronto, 57; Trout, Los Angeles, 57; AJones, Baltimore, 56; Encarnacion, Toronto, 54; Machado, Baltimore, 53; Pedroia, Boston, 53. RBI_MiCabrera, Detroit, 85; CDavis, Baltimore, 80; Encarnacion, Toronto, 66; Fielder, Detroit, 63; NCruz, Texas, 61; AJones, Baltimore, 58; DOrtiz, Boston, 57. HITS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 119; Machado, Baltimore, 116; Pedroia, Boston, 104; Trout, Los Angeles, 104; AJones, Baltimore, 102; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 102; Ellsbury, Boston, 100. DOUBLES_Machado, Baltimore, 38; CDavis, Baltimore, 25; Trout, Los Angeles, 25; Mauer, Minnesota, 24; Seager, Seattle, 23; 7 tied at 22. TRIPLES_Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 4; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4; LMartin, Texas, 4. HOME RUNS_CDavis, Baltimore, 31; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; ADunn, Chicago, 22; Cano, New York, 20; NCruz, Texas, 20; Ibanez, Seattle, 20. STOLEN BASES_Ellsbury, Boston, 33; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; RDavis, Toronto, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 20; Kipnis, Cleveland, 19; AlRamirez, Chicago, 19; Altuve, Houston, 18. PITCHING_Scherzer, Detroit, 12-0; Colon, Oakland, 11-2; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 11-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 10-2; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-6; Buchholz, Boston, 9-0; 7 tied at 8. STRIKEOUTS_Darvish, Texas, 151; Scherzer, Detroit, 131; Masterson, Cleveland, 125; FHernandez, Seattle, 123; Verlander, Detroit, 114; Sale, Chicago, 114; Shields, Kansas City, 104. SAVES_JiJohnson, Baltimore, 28; Rivera, New York, 27; Nathan, Texas, 27; AReed, Chicago, 22; Frieri, Los Angeles, 21; Perkins, Minnesota, 20; Balfour, Oakland, 20.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Manny Ramirez is apparently cutting his long dreadlocks for another shot at the major leagues. The Texas Rangers said Wednesday they had agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the 41year-old slugger, who hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2011 with Tampa Bay. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said part of the deal was Ramirez, twice suspended for testing Ramirez positive for banned drugs, agreeing to cut his hair and “comply with our minor league rules on appearance and discipline.” Ramirez was set to report to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, and he will be a designated hitter whenever he is activated. He played for three months in Taiwan before leaving the Rhinos on June 20. Ramirez hit .352 with eight homers and 43 RBIs for the Rhinos. The team tried to keep the 12-time All-Star, but he wanted to return to his family in New York.

Kipnis player of the month CLEVELAND (AP) — A good way to win the American League Player of the Month award is to dominate the Player of the Week award twice in that month. So Jason Kipnis did. The Indians’ second baseman was named the AL Player of the Month for June on Tuesday. Kipnis is the first Indians player to win an AL Player of the Month award since Shin-Soo Choo did it in September of 2008. Kipnis also won the AL Player of the Week award twice in the month of June. Kipnis had 25 RBIs in 27 games in the month of June, while hitting .419, with 12 doubles, one triple and four home runs. Among players with at least 81 plate appearances, Kipnis led the league in batting average and on-base percentage (.517) in June. Kipnis took a 13-game hitting streak into the Indians’ game Wednesday night in Kansas City.

Meyer, Goodell team up COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will host a safety clinic next month for about 600 mothers of youth football players. The free event will be held Aug. 1 at the Buckeyes' Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Participants will receive classroom instruction from health experts and on-field training from Ohio State Goodell coaches and former players. The NFL has promoted several programs that work to improve safety in football at various levels. The league faces a federal lawsuit over concussionrelated injuries by thousands of former players. In an invitation to the OSU-NFL Moms Football Safety Clinic sent to female NFL fans in Ohio, Goodell says: “We want to give you a chance to see firsthand what we are doing to make youth football safer and better.”

Ovechkin tops all-star list NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is an NHL first-team All-Star for the sixth time, but his first as a right wing. The Washington Capitals star is the second player to make the team at multiple positions, joining Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier. Ovechkin, a five-time choice at left wing, had 32 goals in 48 games — including 23 in the final 23 — and earned his third Hart Trophy as MVP. Despite playing only four of 48 games this season at left wing, Ovechkin earned enough votes at the position to qualify for second-team honors. Messier didn't qualify at multiple positions in the same season.


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Race: Coke Zero 400 Track: Daytona International Speedway Location: Daytona Beach, Fla. When: Saturday, July 6 TV: TNT (7:30 p.m. EST) Banking/Turns: 31 degrees Banking/Tri-Oval: 18 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 3 degrees February Winner: Jimmie Johnson Crew Chief’s Take: “Daytona used to be good when it had character and the cars had to handle. That made speedway racing a little bit of fun. You could take the frustration away from qualifying and actually had to go race and make the car drive good. It’s the hub of our sport; it’s where we start our season, and there is a ton of history there. And it’s a great place and a great racetrack, but now that it’s been repaved, it just doesn’t have that same feel.”

400 in Kentucky and was leading on lap 42 when his day went sour. A tire casing from Denny Hamlin’s Toyota came off when the tire on the No. 11 Toyota went flat, shooting across the racetrack as Hamlin attempted to pit; the tread struck Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevy, damaging the front valance. The sheet metal damage adversely affected the car’s aerodynamics and the machine was never the same. Earnhardt battled handling issues the rest of the day and finished 12th. A CHARGE? Martin Truex Jr. 2 MAKING followed third- and first-place runs at Michigan and Sonoma with a seventhplace showing in Kentucky. The Michael Waltrip Racing pilot has advanced from 17th to eighth in the championship standings over that time. His No. 56 team now has eight top 10s in the season’s 17 races and with the win, holds a valuable insurance card were it to fall out of the top 10 in points. Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart, with one win each, are the current drivers outside of the top 10 with a victory.


Race: Subway Firecracker 250 Track: Daytona International Speedway When: Friday, July 5 TV: ESPN (7:30 p.m. EST) February Winner: Tony Stewart

ANY WAY YOU CAN GET IT Brad Keselowski won his first NASCAR rainshortened race on Friday night in Sparta, Ky. The defending Cup champ led 59 laps — including the final 15 as rain began to fall — in the Nationwide Series’ Feed the Children 300; and event that was chiseled down to 170 from an advertised 200 laps.


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Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday evening’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Dillon, driving for grandfather Richard Childress, held off Sprint Cup regulars Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch to score his first win of 2013. Dillon, in his second full season on the circuit, sits third in the championship standings, 40 points behind Matt Crafton.

A Winner Down the Stretch Matt Kenseth takes late lead, foils Jimmie Johnson’s dominant run

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

It’s often said in racing that the best car doesn’t alway win. It’s also said that putting one’s self in position to win enough times will eventually pay off. Both adages proved true in the rain-delayed Quaker State 400 on Sunday, as Matt Kenseth and crew chief Jason Ratcliff used late-race pit strategy — and took advantage of a rival’s poor racing luck — to win at Kentucky Speedway. Until a caution with 26 laps remaining, it was a race that Jimmie Johnson had in hand, having led 182 laps. But Ratcliff’s call to not change tires under the yellow-flag period, while most of the leaders changed two, vaulted the No. 20 Toyota from ninth to first for the ensuing restart. Lined up alongside Johnson for the green, Kenseth got the jump and cleared the No. 48 Chevy. Johnson then found himself in a three-wide battle going into Turn 1 and spun his machine, bringing out yet another yellow. “When we rolled off, I told him

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Jimmie Johnson (3) 610 — Carl Edwards (1) 572 -38 Clint Bowyer 569 -41 Kevin Harvick (2) 544 -66 Matt Kenseth (4) 528 -82 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 512 -98 Kyle Busch (2) 500 -110 Martin Truex Jr. (1) 490 -120 Greg Biffle (1) 489 -121 Joey Logano 479 -131


11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kasey Kahne (1) Jeff Gordon Brad Keselowski Kurt Busch Paul Menard Tony Stewart (1) Aric Almirola Ryan Newman Jamie McMurray Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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

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

POINTS BEHIND 521 — 513 -8 510 -11 502 -19 501 -20 477 -44 475 -46 473 -48 466 -55 453 -68

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

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

POINTS BEHIND 319 — 297 -22 279 -40 275 -44 272 -47 272 -47 267 -52 248 -71 236 -83 234 -85

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JOEY LOGANO With six consecutive finishes of 11th or better, Joey Logano has crawled from 19th to 10th in the point standings in his first season with Penske Racing. BRAD KESELOWSKI Logano’s teammate has suffered through four straight finishes outside of the top 15. Keselowski was spun by Kurt Busch at Kentucky, setting off a multicar wreck. He finished 33rd. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattTaliaferro

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(Ratcliff) right away — first off, I thought we had about a five percent chance of winning if something didn’t happen to the 48,” Kenseth said. “But if we would have got two tires and came out behind the 48, unless he broke, I thought we had almost a zero percent chance of winning. “(That pit call) was the only one that gave us a chance to win the race. I didn’t think if we did what they did and restarted second, third, fourth or fifth, we really had a chance to win the race, barring a problem with the 48.” Johnson, however, was not happy with Kenseth’s restart tactics despite the fact that it appeared the latter did nothing out of line. “We were kind of in an awkward situation in that restart there,” said Johnson, who rallied to finish ninth. “The No. 20 broke the pace car speed, which you aren’t supposed to, but they (NASCAR) aren’t calling guys on that so I need to start trying that in the future.” It was the third time this season that a late-race restart has foiled Johnson’s day.

Denny Hamlin suffered a hard hit at Kentucky Speedway when a blown tire sent his No. 11 FedEx Toyota into the wall. Hamlin, who missed four races earlier this season with a compression fracture of his first lumbar vertebra, emerged from the car in pain after driving it back to the garage and spent a considerable amount of time in the speedway’s infield care center. All’s well with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, though. “Just kind of (got) wracked around a little bit, similar to the Kansas test last year where you got your bell rung, banged my knee pretty good against the steering wheel,” Hamlin said. “I feel a lot better Danica Patrick than I did just 10 minutes ago.” And as for the tender back? “My back feels good — really good I’d say,” Hamlin said. “It feels the same as it did this morning (prior to the wreck). Really, that was the least of the concerns after this hit.” Hamlin was cleared by doctors to participate in a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. Sitting 25th in the championship standings, Hamlin is a distant 104 points out of 20th and has zero wins thus far in 2013.

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In March, Johnson singled out Carl Edwards’ restart protocol in Phoenix, and one month ago it was Juan Pablo Montoya that drew the five-time champion’s ire at Dover. Kenseth felt no guilt: “When I got ready for the restart, we were on top and we were the leader, so it’s anywhere in that box we can start the race and when the pace car peeled off, I felt like I went the same pace. “Really at that point you try to watch the guy inside you and try to make sure he doesn’t lay back and try to get a run at you, and tried to keep him right by my door; and when I got to the box, I went. And from there, I don’t really know what happened. “I certainly didn’t feel like I did anything wrong from where I was, but you know, after dominating all day and you have a problem at the end, it’s always — I imagine it’s frustrating.” The victory was Kenseth’s seriesleading fourth of the season in his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing. Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 5.

Driver-turned-commentator Kyle Petty made waves last week on SPEED Channel’s “NASCAR Race Hub.” When discussing Danica Patrick’s Cup progression, Petty said, “Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs. She can go fast, but she can’t race. I think she’s come a long way, but she’s still not a race car driver. And I don’t think she’s ever going to be a race car driver.” What has rarely been mentioned is the context in which Petty made the remarks. Petty’s father, seven-time champion Richard Petty, often noted that a lot of drivers could go fast, but fewer were “race car drivers.” ASP, Inc. Patrick, however, shrugged off the remark when asked at Kentucky Speedway. “I don’t care. I really don’t care," Patrick said with a chuckle. “There’s going to be people who believe in you and people who don’t. Plenty of people say bad things about me. I see it on Twitter. Some people want me to die. But at the end of the day, you get over that stuff and trust you’re doing a good job for the people who believe in you.” Patrick currently sits 27th in the point standings with one top10 finish.

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Race: American Ethanol 250 Track: Iowa Speedway Location: Newton, Iowa When: Saturday, July 13 TV: SPEED (8:30 p.m. EST) 2012 Winner: Ryan Blaney

Classic Moments Daytona International Speedway Suffice it to say that, coming into the 2002 Daytona 500, Ward Burton wasn’t on many prognosticators’ short list of potential winners. As it turned out, he didn’t let that stop him. Burton, an underdog driver competing for an underdog Bill Davis Racing organization, beat the odds and a star-studded field to capture the 44th annual Daytona 500, in the process scoring one of the biggest upsets in the history of The Great American Race. Burton’s path to Victory Lane was hardly conventional, however, as the slow-talking Virginia native benefited from the oddest of circumstances to take over the top spot in the final laps. Burton, who inherited the lead when NASCAR penalized leader Sterling Marlin for hopping out of his car under a red-flag period and attempting to repair damage to his front fender, held off fellow Virginian Elliott Sadler in a three-lap dash to the checkers. Marlin, forced to restart at the tail end of the longest line, finished eighth and was denied a third victory in the most prestigious of all stock-car races.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: The plate tracks are a crapshoot, but if February was any indication, Tony Stewart will factor in July. He usually does. Pretty Solid Pick: It’s hard to go wrong with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the beach. He has two runner-up showings in the last three trips to DIS. Good Sleeper Pick: Kurt Busch has zero wins at Daytona in 25 Cup starts, but that team is close and Busch is a fine plate racer. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Martin Truex Jr.: 16 Cup starts, one top-10 finish. Insider Tip: You know the drill: This race can realistically be won by any one of 25 drivers. You have to play it smart though, so stick with the Stewart, Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth types.

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cast very carefully opened the flag and stretched it out without letting it touch the ground. Then all of a sudden one of the cast members began singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ a cappella and the rest joined in. “It was one of those incredible moments that you couldn’t have planned. It gave me goose bumps,” she said. Frazier-Jones then instructed the cast members on how to properly fold the flag military-style. Once it was all done the flag was stored in a safe place for the upcoming concert. Upcoming performances at the Historic Sidney Theatre are Nashville’s own Scarletta with opening performance by Greg Burroughs Band on July 27, followed by Sock & Buskin Players performing “Footloose” the musical on Aug. 2,3 and 4 and “Alice in Wonderland” the musical will be performed by Sock & Buskin Junior players during Applefest on Sept. 6-7. Tickets for all performances at The Historic Sidney Theatre may be purchase online at www.sidPhoto provided THE CAST of “Footloose” received a lesson on how to fold the American flag from Kevin Frazier-Jones Tuesday night at the Historic Sidney Theatre.

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NAOMI WILDERMUTH receives the folded American flag from Kevin Frazier-Jones. Wildermuth is the daughter of Shelia and Mike Lundy and the late Brett Wildermuth.

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Carload Night - Carload night includes entry to the fair and all rides for everyone in your vehicle for $30.00. Carload night begins at 4:00 P.M. at Gate D Only. Carload night stamps mustMICHAEL’S ENTERPRISES, INC. be purchased by 9:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY: Industrial Day 2- special prices through participating Industries in and around Shelby County. Wrist Bands must be purchased at these Industries only for $7.00 and admits one person and ride all day. THURSDAY:

Kid’s Day - Kid’s day admission and ride special - Everyone sixteen and under will be admitted free until noon - with special rides bands to be purchased by 5:00 P.M. for $7.00 at Michael’s Amusements ticket booths.


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