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Ohio schools districts brace for new report cards Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press

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COLUMBUS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ohio schools, teachers and parents are bracing for anticipated downgrades as the state prepares for the Thursday release of new A-F report cards. The revamped system ranking buildings and districts sets new, often tougher performance criteria and replaces such labels as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Excellentâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Continuous Improvementâ&#x20AC;? with more familiar letter grades. The 2013 report cards will feature letter grades in the first nine graded performance mea-

sures, said Ohio Department of Education spokesman John Charlton. Districts and school buildings wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be given overall grades under the new system until August 2015. Charlton said officials anticipate that many schools will see poorer grades initially in some areas as a result of the adjustment. The initial jolt is expected to subside as the system is fully phased in through 2015. The department plans to make the report cards available to the public on its website at 11 a.m. Thursday. Damon Asbury, director of the Ohio School Boards Association, said the absence

of an overall ranking may serve to free parents and educators to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of their schools under the new system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some respects not having an overall grade might help people look at the individual components more, to decide where it is weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re succeeding and where it is we should be doing better,â&#x20AC;? he said. A-F report card legislation that Ohio passed last year required developing a letter scale for school districts, school buildings, community schools, STEM schools and college preparatory boarding schools. Performance criteria

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included elementary-grade literacy, student academic performance, graduation rates, college readiness and a host of other characteristics. The letter grades replace the former five-tier rating system of categories: academic emergency, academic watch, continuous improvement, effective and excellent. The extended rollout and delayed overall grades are intended to prevent schools from experiencing sudden drops in rankings as the state moves to a more rigorous evaluation system. In an email this week to See SCHOOLS | 10

Native American gathering returns to fairgrounds A Native American Gathering will be held again at Shelby County Fairgrounds this weekend, after an enthusiastic debut last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we will also have a learning circle, where children and adults can learn about different parts of the culture,â&#x20AC;? said George Rider, an organizer of the event. Guests can practice making pottery and dreamcatchers, listen to storytellers and learn about herbal healing methods of the Native Americans, among other activities. The gathering will be held at the fairgrounds, with the gates opening at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The grand entry begins at noon Saturday, and dancing continues through 5 p.m. Dancers return at See GATHERING | 10

Kohls: Education is failing students Liberty Group considers Common Core State Standards Patricia Ann Speelman

Almost 200 people squeezed into the Sidney VFW hall Tuesday evening to hear Dr. Kelly Kohls, of Springboro, discuss the educational Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC). She spoke at a town hall meeting convened by the Shelby County Liberty Group. CCSS, according to initativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, â&#x20AC;&#x153;provide a consistent,

clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to com# 29>9 n ?5/ <988/,/<1 pete successfully in Springboro Board of Education President and Ohio School Board Leadership Council President Dr. the global economy.â&#x20AC;? Kelly Kohls talks about why she opposes Common Core State Standards during the Shelby County Liberty Group town hall Tuesday. The meeting was held at the Sidney VFW, where extra chairs had

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County unemployment rate drops Shelby County had the seventh lowest rate of unemployment in July of Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 88 counties.The Shelby County unemployment rate fell in June, from 6.3 percent in June to 6.0 percent in July, according to estimates released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Labor Market Information. The estimated number of people employed in the county rose from 23,600 in June to 24,000 in June. The size of the labor pool rose from 25,200 in June to 25,600 in July. Approximately 1,500 members of the labor force were considered unemployed in July, down from the June estimate of 1,600. Unemployment in July 2012 was 6.9 percent in Shelby County. County numbers are not seasonally adjusted. The statewide unemployment rate for July was 7.3 percent, down slightly from the June estimate of 7.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The seasonally adjusted state unemployment rate for July was 7.2, holding steady with the June figure. Last

year, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Ohio in July was 7.2 percent. Nationwide, the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment for July was 7.4 percent, down a bit from Juneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7.6 percent. Seasonally adjusted unemployment nationwide in July 2012 was 8.2 percent. Among the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 88 counties, July 2013 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.5 percent in Mercer County to a high of 12.3 percent in Meigs County. Rates declines in 68 of the 88 counties statewide. The comparable rate for Ohio was 7.3 percent in July. Six counties had unemployment rates below 6.0 in July. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer, were Holmes, 4.9 percent; Delaware, 5.2; Auglaize, 5.3; and Geauga and Union, 5.8. Menwhile, five counties had unemployment rates at or above 11 percent in July. The counties with the highest rates, other than Meigs, were Pike, 12.1; Scioto, 11.1; and Huron and Morgan, 11. Shelby Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unemployment level

was ranked 82nd of Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counties (with the highest unemployment ranked No. 1 and lowest ranked No. 88). July jobless rates for surrounding counties in July, compared to June (not seasonally adjusted), are as follows: Allen, 8.1 percent, down from 8.2; Auglaize, 5.3, down from 5.4; Champaign, 7.0, down from 7.1; Darke, 6.4, down from 6.5; Logan, 6.5, down from 6.7; Mercer, 4.5, down from 4.6; and Miami, 7.2, same in June. Unemployment rates in Shelby and surrounding counties for July July â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13 June â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13 July â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12 Shelby..............6.0 6.3 6.9 Allen ...................8.1 8.2 8.0 Auglaize..........5.3 5.4 5.7 Champaign......7.0 7.1 7.6 Darke..............6.4 6.5 6.7 Logan..............6.5 6.7 6.9 Mercer.............4.5 4.6 4.4 Miami..............7.2 7.2 7.1

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City Record Police log TUESDAY -8:19 p.m.: burglary. Janieth M. Cardwell, 305 S. Main Ave., reported the theft of a 42-inch TV valued at $400. -7:26 p.m.: robbery. Johnny D. Stratton, of Sidney, reported someone forcibly stole a bike and $75 in the 300 block of South Ohio Avenue. -2:19 p.m.: criminal damaging. Dennis R. Latimer, 2691 Bridlewood Drive, reported someone poured bleach on the driver’s side of a car and the tailgate of a truck. Damage was estimated at $1,500.

-12 p.m.: theft. Timothy J. Maroni, of Evansville, reported someone cut the tie down in the bed of his truck and stole 10 fishing poles, causing a box to slide and damage the bed of the truck. Damage/loss was estimated at $800. -11:37 a.m.: criminal damaging. Carnel A. Wilt, 216 S. Vandemark Road, reported someone kicked the rear driver’s side panel of her vehicle causing $2,000 in damage. -11:19 a.m.: burglary. Tonya S. Price, 706 N. Main Ave., reported the theft of a purse and four rings. Items were recovered.

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TUESDAY -5:22 p.m.: property damage accident. Jackson Center Police responded with Ohio Highway Patrol to a property damage accident at Marathon, 404 W. Pike St.

Fire, rescue

WEDNESDAY -7:16 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call in the 4200 block of Ohio 66. TUESDAY -9:08 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call in

the 7700 block of Hughes Road. -7:41 p.m.: fire. Jackson Center Fire and Police responded to a report of a semi fire at North Main and East Pike Streets. -6:47 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 14000 block of County Road 25A. -5:34 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 600 block of Pike Street. -1:40 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 500 block of East Main Street.

-10:01 a.m.: burglary. Glenna S. Anderson, n226 Brooklyn Ave., reported a person removed a laptop from her residence. The item was recovered. -7:48 a.m.: theft. Dorothy J. Heatherly, 812 N. Miami Ave., reported the theft of a purse from her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $47. -3:57 a.m.: contempt. Randy T. Turner, 24, 3855 Lindsey Road, was arrested on a warrant through Sidney Municipal Court at 520 Second Ave. -12:01 a.m.: theft. Randy S. Epley Jr., 520 Second Ave., reported the theft of an iPad, valued at $500.

MONDAY -6:26 p.m.: assault. Melissa St. Myers, 507 Johnston Drive, reported she was assaulted. -3:40 p.m.: theft. Christine A. Kruckeberg, of Yorkshire, reported the theft of a purse from her vehicle at 1501 St. Marys Road. Loss was estimated at $192. -12:34 p.m.: recovered stolen vehicle. Police recovered a stolen vehicle at 601 Second Ave.

Accident Geraldine Sue Fagan, 70, 333 E. North St., Apt. 129, was cited for failure to control follow-

ing a two-vehicle crash Monday at 10:48 a.m. According to the crash report, Fagan was eastbound on Park Street at Wilson Avenue when she struck the parked vehicle of Rosemary Dietz, 11744 Fair Road. The Fagan vehicle sustained minor damage, while the Dietz vehicle sustained functional damage.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -10:37 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 240 block of Campbell. -10:28 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of East Robinwood Street.

-7:22 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 900 block of Buckeye Avenue. TUESDAY -11:05 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of Kuther Road. -10:10 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of Merri Lane. -6:32 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of Kuther Road. -6:22 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of North Highland. -1:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Queen Street.

Ohio 185 project on schedule Linda Moody

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VERSAILLES — Anne Vehre made a presentation to Versailles Village Council during a recent meeting regarding her organization, Western Ohio Fracking Coalition, and the potential dangers of injection wells being located within the community. Village Administrator Rodd Hale reported the Ohio 185 project continues with few problems. The project is currently on schedule. “State Route 185 from the north is scheduled to be closed as of Aug. 26.for an approximate 45-day period,” he said. “ODOT has sched-

uled a detour.” The village 2013 street maintenance resurfacing project is complete, according to Hale. “And the village is very happy with the results of the project and the work completed by Wagner Paving,” he said. The Hometown Christmas Celebration group has decided on Nov. 15 and 16 for the celebration. A horse-drawn sleigh has been arranged to escort Santa Claus into town on Friday evening just after the tree-lighting ceremony. Horsedrawn sleigh rides and wagon rides will be available Friday evening for community enjoyment. In other matters, council: • Adopted an emergency ordi-

nances amending Ordinance No. 13-25 and Ordinance No. 13-26. • Administered the first reading of an ordinance granting consent to the Ohio Department of Transportation to place new wearing surface on non-composite box beams with latex modified concrete hard overlay on the North West Street bridge. • Accepted a $1,200 donation from the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles to be used toward a weapon purchase for the police department. • Approved the appointment of a candidate to the Emergency Medical Services. Matthew Kohler was recommended and accepted as a volunteer EMT for the village.

Daytime burglary suspects in custody Staff Reports

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County detectives have arrested David C. Shuman, 39, of Sidney, and Morgan D. Mitchell, 29, of Greenville, on single counts of burglary. Both are suspected of being involved in numerous daytime burglaries in Miami and Darke counties, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. The arrests were made in Darke County with the assistance of Darke County detective, he said. Shuman is incarcerated in the Miami

County Jail, while Mitchell is incarcerated in the Darke County jail facing a warrant for probation violation there. Mitchell will be extradited to Miami County in the near future to face the burglary charge. Detectives are continuing to follow up and additional burglary charges will likely be forthcoming when the investigation is completed. Shuman was the registered owner of the red/maroon colored Plymouth Breeze that is now impounded by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Both suspects are known to law

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Troy PD shoots armed man at Buckeye Community Apartments Melanie Yingst

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TROY — Madonna Basham said she has lived at the Buckeye Community Apartments for approxamitly five years and said the apartment complex is a quiet, kid-friendly place to raise her daughter who started first grade Wednesday at Cookson Elementary School.

“I’m just so thankful it happened at night because there are kids out here playing all day long,” Basham said. “It was quiet last night because all the kids were getting ready to go to school today.’ A hop scotch etched in chalk lined the sidewalk outside of the courtyard where Pickett was shot Tuesday night. Stakes and twine outlined where

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the body laid. Sand piled on the grass inside the primitive perimiter where Pickett’s body laid hours after the shots were fired. “There are kids around all the time,” Basham said Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve lived here for five years and nothing like this has ever happend.” Basham said the Pickett and the woman had moved in the apartment building in the last six to seven months. “I would wave hello to them, but that’s about it,” Basham said. Basham said she thought she heard teenagers screaming in a nearby park and though the “pop, pop” sounds were fireworks, then followed by up to six more “pop” sounds. Basham said she didn’t realize those sounds were gun shots fired until she

saw police cars and lights surro und the complex Tuesday night. Basham said she stayed up all night and was unable to leave her apartment building until police cleared the scene shortly after 6 a.m. “How do you go to bed when something like this happens?” she said. “It was like watching The First 48 live.” Neighbors said they had seen Pickett helping the womand and teenager around the apartment complex, but generally kept to themselves. “When you live in an apartment, you generally keep to yourself,” Basham said. “This is an unfortunate thing.”

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Jewelry boxes, along with other likely stolen items, were recovered from the vehicle, according to Duchak. “We will be positing photos of those items on the Miami County Sheriff’s Facebook page in the near future requesting the public’s assistance with identification of property,” he said. Duchak said the sheriff’s office is asking the public to remain vigilant in reporting suspicious vehicles and persons in their neighborhoods. He said they believe there are still others actively committing burglaries in Miami County other than Shuman and Mitchell.


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The Auglaize County Public District Library and the Auglaize County Historical Society are pleased to announce that the national traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will appear at the Wapakoneta Branch of ACPDL from Aug. 29 through Oct. 12. Created through a collaboration between the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is traveling to libraries, historical societies, museums, civic, community, and heritage organizations, and institutions of higher learning across the country from 2009 through 2015. The traveling exhibition and tour are funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the National Constitution Center. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Abraham Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. The exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis. “The Auglaize County Library is beyond pleased to be hosting this exhibit, which couldn’t be more timely as we honor the 150thanniversary of the Civil War,” said Andrea Green Burton, Adult Services coordinator for the Auglaize County Public District Library. “Not only that, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for people to dig deeper and get to know the man who was Abraham Lincoln, and see how his decisions still shape our nation today.” Auglaize County Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber concurs. “We are very proud to collaborate with the library — and with so many other organizations across the county—on Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The issues that faced our nation 150 years ago are still relevant to our understanding about what it means to live in a democratic society, and the Lincoln exhibit brings that point home quite clearly,” said Barber. Events are free unless otherwise noted. The following is the most current schedule of events associated with Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, although several activities are still in the planning stage. • Aug. 29: Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War exhibit opens, Auglaize County Public Library. • Aug. 29 to Oct. 12: Book displays about Lincoln, The Civil War, The United States Constitution, and Slavery, Auglaize County Public District Library system— all branches; Adult and children’s book displays on the topic will also be installed at the St. Marys Community Public Library during the month of September. • Aug. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.: Opening reception for Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War featuring refreshments and the musical stylings of guitarist Denny Maas, Auglaize County Public Library • Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Politics in the Civil War Era by Michael Les Benedict, The Ohio State University (emeritus), at St. Paul United Church of Christ (opposite the Auglaize County Library on Mechanic Street), Wapakoneta. This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In this well-illustrated talk, Professor Michael Les Benedict will discuss the ways in which Lincoln and other mid-19th century American leaders conveyed the issues of civil liberty, state rights, and race relations to the American people. • Wednesdays in September, Noon: Constitution Conversations (and Brown Bag Lunch) with

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Diana Schneider, one of the organizers of the Lincoln exhibit’s appearance in Auglaize County, views the exhibit in a previous location.

Constitution USA and Peter Sagal at Auglaize County Public Library. “Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me’) travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution, lives, how it works, and how it doesn’t.” Each week we’ll gather for lunch, viewing and discussion an episode of Constitution USA. Let’s discover together how our age has adopted and adapted the Constitution of Lincoln’s era. You bring the bagged lunch and we’ll provide dessert— fruit, yogurt, and a healthy discussion. • Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.: A Concert of Civil War-themed Music by Conkers at Otterbein-Cridersville. While best known for the beautiful harmonies of their acapella singing, Conkers occasionally accompany themselves with instruments such as the fiddle, mandolin, harp, bowed psaltery and dulcimer. Conkers have gathered a large and interesting repertoire of music from the Civil War era as well as the history behind the songs, giving the listener a fascinating window into the past. • Sept. 5, 7 p.m.: How Did Abe Lincoln Become Abe Lincoln? by Gerald Bazer, Owens Community College (emeritus) at New Bremen Public Library. How did Abe Lincoln overcome his less-thanprivileged background to become arguably our greatest president, a master rhetorician exemplified by his speeches and his wit? We’ll find out in this brand-new presentation by a favorite visiting lecturer to Auglaize County. • Sept. 9, 6 p.m.: The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage Book Discussion at Auglaize County Public Library. • Sept. 10, 7 p.m.: U.S. Colored Troops by Anthony Gibbs, founder and creative director of Black Historic Impressions at St. Marys Community Public Library. This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants will learn what made the men of the U.S. Colored Troops different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States. • Sept. 11, 5 p.m.: Screening of the film Abe Lincoln in Illinois at Otterbein-Cridersville. Join the group for a matinee screening of this 1940 classic, for which Raymond Massey received an Academy Award nomination. • Sept. 12, 10 a.m.: Across Five Aprils Book Discussion at Auglaize County Public Library. • Sept. 12, 6 p.m.: Music of the Civil War Presentation by Beth Keuneke (of the St. Marys Community Public Library) at Otterbein—St. Marys, as part of its Soup and Supper Series. Register by noon on Sept. 9 if you wish to participate in the meal, for which a donation is requested. The meal begins at 5 p.m., with the program at 6 p.m. Call the St. Marys Library, 419-394-7471, to register. • Sept. 16-30: Life of a Civil War Soldier, Case History from Ohio Historical Society. Ohio played a major part in the Civil War providing military officers, raising troops, and contributing supplies through local sanitary commissions. Out of


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all the Union States, Ohio ranked third in the number of volunteer soldiers, sending about 320,000 soldiers like Henry Otis Dwight. This case contains items that a Union soldier would have carried with him into battle as well as the drawings that were done by Henry Otis Dwight while he served in the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Various locations; to be announced at a later date. • Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m.: Children’s Clothing during the Civil War by Jennifer Wurst Rounds at Stallo Library, Minster. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: Why the Civil War Mattered by Steven Hahn, professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for A Nation under Our Feet at Wapakoneta Middle School, 400 Harrison St. • Sept. 22, 1 p.m.: Screening of the film Lincoln at Wapa Theatre, Willipie Street, Wapakoneta. Directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln (2012) stars Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. • Sept. 24, 5 p.m.: Screening of the film Young Mr. Lincoln at White Memorial Library, Waynesfield. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) is a partly fictionalized biography about the early life of Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. • Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: “The Life of POWs at Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison” Western Ohio Civil War Roundtable Presentation by Dr. David Bush, Heidelburg University at Dwyer Hall, Wright State University Lake Campus, Room 152. This presentation will explore the excavation of the Civil War POW Camp for Confederate officers on Johnson Island, Lake Erie. • Sept. 30, 7 p.m.: Lincoln’s Journey to Gettysburg and the New Birth of Freedom by Martin Johnson, Miami UniversityHamilton at Auglaize County Public Library. • Oct. 3, All day: Civil WarThemed Bus Trip. Contact the Auglaize County Historical Society for more information. • Oct. 3, 6 p.m.: Growing Up in the Lincoln White House family program at Auglaize County Public Library. • Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Music of the Civil War Presentation by Beth Keuneke at St. Marys Community Public Library. • Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: A Woman’s Perspective on the War of Rebellion by Rita Thelen, Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District (retired) at New Knoxville United Methodist Church. Co-sponsored by the New Knoxville Library. During this first person portrayal, Aunt Jane McGuire, owner of a boarding house in Lima, describes the impact of the Civil War on the women left behind. • Oct. 10, 10 a.m.: Lincoln (by Gore Vidal) Book Discussion at Auglaize County Public Library. • Oct. 12: Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War closes. For more information, contact Barber at 419-738-9328 or

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Historical Society will have its Heritage Center, located behind Katterheinrich’s Motor Sales, open for public visitation on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. New Knoxville’s 4-H clubs will be honored with past and present 4-H projects and memorabilia on display in the Old High School gymnasium which is now the Hoge Brush Company. New Knoxville 4-H members, past or present, who would like to display their projects, awards, and pictures, should contact Roberta Tanzini. The Heritage Center will be open the last Sunday of the months September and October. The annual open fire kettle chili lunch will be featured on Sept. 29.

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Brother testifies for defense in Afghan civilian massacre Gene Johnson

Associated Press

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A brother of the U.S. soldier who slaughtered 16 Afghan civilians last year began making the case Wednesday for why he should one day be eligible for release from prison, portraying him as a patriotic American and indulgent father who let his son put ranch dressing on chocolate chip pancakes. “There’s no better father that I’ve seen,” William Bales said of his younger brother, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. “If you brought the kids in here today, they’d run right to him.” Sgt. Bales, 39, pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death penalty, acknowledging that he slaughtered 16 people, mostly women and children, during unsanctioned, solo, pre-dawn raids on two villages March 11, 2012. A jury is deciding whether he should be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole, or without it. The picture painted by the first defense witness, William Bales, 55, severely contrasted with that portrayed by the soldier’s admissions as well as by the testimony of nine Afghan villagers — victims and their relatives — about the horror Bales wrought. William Bales repeatedly referred to his sibling — once the captain of his high school football team and class president in Norwood, Ohio, where they grew up — as “my baby brother” and “Bobby.” He described how as a teenager his brother cared for a developmentally disabled neighborhood boy, assisting him with basic life functions. The boy’s father also testified how helpful Bales was. “I don’t know too many 16-, 17-yearold boys who could do that,” William Bales said. He also described how the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed “good-time Bobby” and how he soon thereafter enlisted in the Army. Prosecutors noted, however, that Bales was also facing a fraud lawsuit when he enlisted. An arbitrator eventually imposed a $1.5 million judgment against Bales and his former stockbroking company. One of Bale’s lawyers, John Henry Browne, said after court Wednesday that his client will speak to the jury at the end of the case, and he will offer an apology for his crimes. On Tuesday afternoon and

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In this courtroom sketch Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, foreground, is seated as prosecutor Lt Col. Jay Morse, right, speaks to the jury in a courtroom Wednesday at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Wash. during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages on March 11, 2012. Haji Mohammad Naim, an Afghan farmer shot during a massacre in Kandahar Province last year, took the witness stand Tuesday against Bales, who attacked his village, cursing him before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions.

of me!” the farmer, Haji Mohammad Naim, testified. “I wanted to ask him, ‘What did I do? What have I done to you?’ … and he shot me!” Browne said Wednesday that the interpreter gave a far milder version of what Naim actually said. Bales’ attorneys, who have said the soldier suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, didn’t cross-examine any of the Afghan witnesses. Two military doctors testified Wednesday, describing the treatment of Bales’ victims, including a young girl who had been shot in the head and spent three months undergoing surgeries and rehabilitation at a naval hospital in San Diego, relearning how to walk. Bales, a 39-year-old Ohio native and father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., was serving his fourth combat deployment when he left the outpost at Camp Belambay in the predawn darkness. He first attacked one village, returning to Belambay only when he realized he was low on ammunition, said prosecutor Lt. Col. Jay Morse. Bales then left to attack another village. The massacre prompted such angry protests that the U.S. temporarily halted combat operations, and it was three weeks before Army investigators could reach the crime scene.

Wednesday morning, a series of Afghan villagers who traveled about 7,000 miles to testify at the hearing in traditional garb spoke of their lives since the attacks. Haji Mohammad Wazir lost 11 family members, including his mother, wife and six of his seven children. He told the six-member jury that the attacks destroyed what had been a happy life. He was in another village with his youngest son, now 5-year-old Habib Shah, during the attack. “If someone loses one child, you can imagine how devastated their life would be,” said Wazir, who received $550,000 in condolence payments from the U.S. government, out of $980,000 paid in all. His son, now 5, “misses everyone. He hasn’t forgotten any of them.” “I’ve gone through very hard times,” he added. “If anybody speaks to me about the incident … I feel the same, like it’s happening right now.” Wazir and a cousin, Khamal Adin, didn’t get to say everything they wanted to in court. Each asked for permission to speak after the prosecutors’ questions were finished, but the judge said it wasn’t allowed. On Tuesday, a farmer who was shot in the neck cursed Bales before pleading with the prosecutor to ask him no more questions. “This bastard stood right in front

Rep. Renacci reports on gridlock Associated Press

ORRVILLE (AP) — Microphone in hand, Republican Rep. Jim Renacci gave his constituents a grim report on Washington’s gridlock. House Republicans, he said, had passed a number of bills that would boost energy production, cut regulations and rein in spending. But, he added, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats haven’t done their part. “It’s not the easiest thing when you only control onethird of the federal government,” said Ohio’s Renacci, faulting the Democrats who control the Senate and the White House for the stalemate as he flipped through

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a series of PowerPoint slides intended to send a message that Republicans are focused on “Making Washington Work.” This summer at the behest of their leaders, House Republicans like Renacci are fanning out across the nation to press this antiWashington, blame-Democrats pitch at town hall-style meetings. They’re trying to counter claims that they are responsible for a “do nothing” House and feed on the public’s antipathy for anyone linked to Washington. They gloss over the fact that they are in control of the House and have played a significant part in the inaction on a host of issues, suggesting that there’s little they can do in the face of what they call Democratic roadblocks. The message suggests partisan battles are ahead this fall when Congress returns to Capitol Hill and also could preview the GOP’s likely argument to voters in next year’s midterm congressional elections — keep Republicans in control of the House so they can provide a check on Obama’s power. Democrats say the GOP argument will fall flat because Republicans con-




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trol the House. During a news conference earlier this month, Obama said Republicans had shown an “ideological fixation” with repealing the health care law, his signature legislative achievement, and there was “not even a pretense now that they’re going to replace it with something better.” “It’s a totally cynical playbook designed to mislead the American public,” said Democratic strategist Jeremy Bird, a former Obama campaign aide. “They’ve been the most obstructionist branch of government, perhaps in American history.” Republicans are trying nonetheless. About 60 miles west of Charlotte recently, Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., tried to commiserate with a public that doesn’t look kindly on the capital, saying: “If you’re frustrated sitting here in Polk County, imagine how frustrated I am going there and seeing it up close.” In upstate New York, Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., told people at a pig roast that “we need to be fighting Washington, D.C. We need to be standing up for our rights.” And in Lincoln, Ill., GOP Rep. Aaron Schock told an audience at a coffee shop that the Democraticcontrolled Senate had “sat on their hands” while the House sought to repeal Obama’s health care law.

“The president right now is doing a very good job of trying to make it look like the House is dysfunctional,” Schock said. “Really what we’re trying to do is carry out the wishes of the people.” Back in Ohio, a standingroom-only crowd of more than 100 greeted Renacci in Orrville, home of The J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE:SJM) , famous for its Smucker’s jams and jellies. After a short film describing a typical day, Renacci walked his constituents through a 30-minute slide presentation that focused on steps he and House Republican colleagues had taken to spur job growth, promote diverse sources of homegrown energy and tame the federal deficit. He made no apologies for opposing Obama’s health care law, citing it as a reason why many businesses had decided not to expand their work force. “I am definitely one of those people who have voted to repeal Obamacare 40 times,” he said. During a question-andanswer session, Jared Bauman, a 26-year-old physical therapist, said he agreed with Renacci on the flaws of the health care law but said he had grown impatient with the House’s repeated attempts to repeal the law.

Police warn residents of speed ticket scam AKRON (AP) — Police are warning residents in northeast Ohio of a ticket scam in which the caller uses a scare tactic to obtain credit card information. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that someone pretending to be from the “Ohio State Recovery Program” is calling residents and threatening them that an arrest warrant will be immediately issued should they refuse to pay with a credit card a phony speed camera ticket. Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards told the newspaper that the caller attempts to get the credit card information for tickets allegedly being handled by the Akron Municipal Court. But tickets issued by speed cameras in that city are a civil fine and are not overseen by that court.

Man pleads guilty in Toys for Tots break-in CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of a Grinchlike crime pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of breaking and entering. Jesse Simpson, 27, of Covington, Ky., broke into a Toys for Tots warehouse in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2011, authorities said. He and an accomplice took tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys collected in the annual U.S. Marine Corps drive for needy children, police said. Authorities say the pair stayed busy throughout Christmas Eve, taking the toys to Kentucky and also to a storage unit in St. Bernard, which borders Cincinnati. St. Bernard Police Detective Mike Matheson said authorities recovered most of haul, with some $30,000 worth of toys found packed tightly into the storage unit. Other toys were recovered from a residence and car. Matheson said Simpson and the other man also sold and traded the toys, and gave some to their own children. “That’s the thing that kind of hurts. There were little kids involved in this,” Matheson said. “We had to take things that they gave their kids, because they were stolen.” The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that authorities are still trying to determine how many toys were taken in all. Police said they received a tip about the toy heist soon after Christmas 2011. The stolen items included dolls and board games, along with a microwave and small refrigerator that belonged to Marines, authorities said. Simpson pleaded guilty to three breaking and entering counts, while two theft charges were dropped. He faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 23. Attorney Jason Arenstein said he had no comment on the case. Simpson remained jailed under $135,000 bond. Court records show that his alleged accomplice remains at large.

Inmate appeals sentence, cites execution cost COLUMBUS (AP) — A truck driver sentenced to die for killing his boss and another man should receive life without parole instead because the cost of an execution would be an unnecessary burden for taxpayers, the inmate’s attorney told the Ohio Supreme Court.

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The argument came Tuesday as the court weighed the death sentence for Calvin Neyland Jr., convicted of fatally shooting the two men at Liberty Transportation outside Toledo in 2007 as he was about to be fired. Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor questioned the financial argument by attorney Spiros Cocoves, saying certain government actions are appropriate for the expense involved, according to The Blade. “I don’t understand how the expense issue becomes something that we need to take into consideration. Isn’t that a policy decision for the legislature?” O’Connor said. No definitive study has laid out the exact financial difference in Ohio between seeking a death sentence and choosing not to pursue a capital punishment case. Death penalty trials are almost always more expensive because they require extra attorneys and investigators on both sides. And appeals costs in capital cases also add up. The actual cost of an execution is minimal, usually a few hundred dollars for the lethal drug, the cost of transporting an inmate to the state death house in Lucasville and other relatively minor expenses. Justices seemed more interested in whether Neyland was mentally ill. “There are facts in this defendant’s behavior leading up to the murders in question that, it would seem to me, would merit coming to our attention,” said Justice Paul Pfeifer. Neyland, 49, has been diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder, and an earlier court case referenced mental illness. Prosecutors argue he functioned reasonably and had a mental condition, not mental illness.

Ohio colleges see steady, growing enrollment COLUMBUS (AP) — Officials at some Ohio colleges are pleased to see enrollment holding steady or increasing slightly a year after dipping more than expected as schools switched to a semester schedule. Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati and Hocking College in southeast Ohio are among those anticipating larger student populations as the school year begins, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Combined enrollment dropped about 13,000 students last year at the 17 schools that moved to semesters, and two-year colleges were hit especially hard and forced to make budget cuts. Columbus State Community College dropped to about 25,600 students last year and expects about the same this year. Officials are satisfied for now, given that there’s a lower number of Ohio high-school graduates and adults in need of training, the newspaper said. “A year ago, there was a big drop. You don’t just jump up from that,” said Mabel Freeman, interim vice president of student affairs at Columbus State. In Nelsonville in southeast Ohio, Hocking College anticipates a slight increase in enrollment from the nearly 4,600 it had last year. “We’re truly happy to be on the other side of the quarter-to-semester transition and are cautiously optimistic about enrollment for this fall,” spokeswoman Laura Alloway said. Ohio University in nearby Athens expects more freshmen and transfer students. Ohio State University is bracing for about 950 more students, and that’s “pretty good,” said Dolan Evanovich, the university’s vice president for strategic enrollment planning. With a little over 64,000 students at its Columbus and regional campuses, Ohio State would be near its enrollment record set in 2011, when it had 64,400 students.

Nation/World Today in History Associated Press

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2013. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 22, 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. On this date: In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. In 1846, Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico a territory of the United States. In 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln responded to Horace Greeley’s call for more drastic steps to abolish slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but he also repeated his personal wish “that all men everywhere could be free.” In 1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II. In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot to death, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had cosigned. In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system. In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon were nominated for second terms in office by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco. In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle survived an attempt on his life in suburban Paris. In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to South America. In 1972, a hostage drama began at a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Brooklyn, N.Y., as John Wojtowicz (WAHT’uh-witz) and Salvatore Naturile seized seven employees during a botched robbery; the siege, which ended with Wojtowicz’s arrest and Naturile’s killing by the FBI, inspired the 1975 movie “Dog Day Afternoon.” In 1989, Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Ten years ago: Alabama’s chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse. Texas Gov. Rick Perry pardoned 35 people arrested in the 1999 Tulia drug busts and convicted on the testimony of a lone undercover agent. (The agent, Tom Coleman, was later found guilty of aggravated perjury and sentenced to 10 years’ probation.) In Brazil, a rocket exploded on its launch pad during tests just days before liftoff, killing 21 workers.

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Munchies fetch $50 online

SEATTLE (AP) — A few eBay users are seeing a money-making opportunity in the free bags of chips that were given out by police over the weekend at Seattle’s pot festival known as Hempfest. An unopened Doritos bag from Hempfest had drawn eight bids by Monday afternoon, pushing the price to $58. One bag listed as “used” was fetching $50. The nacho - cheese flavored Doritos were a popular topic surrounding the event because Seattle police distributed them for free along with stickers designed to inform pot consumers about the state’s legal pot law. Officers handed out only 1,000 bags of chips at an event that draws as many as 85,000 people per day.

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Bradley Manning gets stiffest punishment David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning stood at attention in his crisp dress uniform Wednesday and learned the price he will pay for spilling an unprecedented trove of government secrets: up to 35 years in prison, the stiffest punishment ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media. Flanked by his lawyers, Manning, 25, showed no reaction as military judge Col. Denise Lind announced the sentence without explanation in a proceeding that lasted just a few minutes. A gasp could be heard among the spectators, and one woman buried her face in her hands. Then, as guards hurried Manning out of the courtroom, about a halfdozen supporters shouted from the back: “We’ll keep fighting for you, Bradley!” and “You’re our hero!” With good behavior and credit for the more

AP Photo | Patrick Semansky

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday before a sentencing hearing in his court martial. The military judge overseeing Manning’s trial sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks.

than three years he has been held, Manning could be out in as little as seven years, said his lawyer, David Coombs. The soldier was also demoted and will be dishonorably discharged. The sentencing fired up the long-running debate over whether Manning was a whistleblower or a traitor for giving more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents, plus

battlefield footage, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. By volume alone, it was the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, bigger even than the Pentagon Papers a generation ago. In a statement from London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decried Manning’s trial and conviction as “an affront to basic concepts of Western justice.” But he called the sentence a

“significant tactical victory” because the soldier could be paroled so quickly. Manning could have gotten 90 years behind bars. Prosecutors asked for at least 60 as a warning to other soldiers, while Manning’s lawyer suggested he get no more than 25, because some of the documents he leaked will be declassified by then. Military prosecutors had no immediate comment on the sentence, and the White House said only that any request for a presidential pardon would be considered “like any other application.” The case was part of an unprecedented string of prosecutions brought by the U.S. government in a crackdown on security breaches. The Obama administration has charged seven people with leaking to the media; only three people were prosecuted under all previous presidents combined. Manning, an Army intelligence analyst from

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Mubarak under house arrest Sarah el Deeb Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s prime minister ordered Wednesday that deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak be placed under house arrest after he’s released from prison following more than two years in detention. The announcement came hours after a court ordered Mubarak be released for the first time since he was first detained in April 2011, a move threatening to further stoke tension in a deeply divided Egypt. Many feared Mubarak’s release would amplify Islamist allegations that last month’s military coup was a step toward restoring the old regime. Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement that he ordered Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of the emergency measures put in place this month. The decision appeared designed to ease some of the criticism over Mubarak being freed from prison and ensure he appears in court next week for a separate trial. Prison officials said Mubarak may be released as early as Thursday. It is not clear where Mubarak will be held under house

arrest, whether in one of his residences or in a hospital considering his frail health. Since his ouster, Mubarak’s supporters have released conflicting details about his health, including that the 85 year old suffered a stroke, a heart attack and at times went into a coma. His critics called these an attempt to gain public sympathy and court leniency. His wife, Suzanne, has been living in Cairo and keeping a low-profile, occasionally visiting Mubarak and their two sons in prison. But security officials said Mubarak was more likely to be moved to a military hospital because of his ailing health. The order for Mubarak’s release followed an appeal by his lawyers in one of his corruption cases. He is also on trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising against him that could put him back behind bars. He faces investigation into at least two other corruption cases as well. The prospect of Mubarak being freed, even if only temporarily, would feed into the larger crisis bedeviling Egypt: the violent fallout from the July 3 coup that unseated President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist who became Egypt’s first freely elected president following Mubarak’s ouster.

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No defense from suspect in 2009 Fort Hood shooting Michael Graczyk and Paul J. Weber Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier on trial for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood refused to put up a fight on Wednesday, resting his case without calling a single witness or testifying in his own defense. Maj. Nidal Hasan could face the death penalty if convicted for the attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the Texas military base. But when given the

chance to rebut prosecutors’ lengthy case — which included nearly 90 witnesses and hundreds of pieces of evidence — the Army psychiatrist declined. About five minutes after court began Wednesday, a day after prosecutors rested their case, the judge asked Hasan how he wanted to proceed. He answered: “The defense rests.” The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, then asked Hasan: “You have the absolute right to remain silent. You do not have to say anything. You have the right to testify if you choose. Understand?”

Crescent, Okla., digitally copied and released Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department cables while working in 2010 in Iraq. He also leaked video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that mistakenly killed at least nine people, including a Reuters photographer. Manning said he did it to expose the U.S. military’s “bloodlust” and generate debate over the wars and U.S. policy. He was found guilty by the judge last month of 20 crimes, including six violations of the Espionage Act, but was acquitted of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy, which carried a potential life in prison without parole. Whistleblower advocates said the punishment was unprecedented in its severity. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists said “no other leak case comes close.” The American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and other activists condemned the sentence.

Hasan said he did. When the judge asked if this was his personal decision, he answered: “It is.” Osborn then adjourned the trial until Thursday to give prosecutors time to prepare closing arguments, and jurors were led out of the courtroom. Hasan’s move wasn’t completely unexpected, considering he has made no attempt since his trial began two weeks ago to prove his innocence. He has sat mostly in silence, raising few objections and questioning only three prosecution witnesses.

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian anti-government activists accused the regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that killed at least 100 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that are part of a fierce government offensive in the area. The attack coincided with the visit by a 20-member U.N. chemical weapons team to Syria to investigate three sites where attacks allegedly occurred during the past year. Their presence raises questions about why the regime — which called the claims of the attack Wednesday “absolutely baseless” — would use chemical agents at this time. Shocking images emerged from the purported attack, showing pale, lifeless bodies of children lined up on floors of makeshift hospitals and others with oxygen masks on their faces as they were attended to by paramedics. One appeared to be a toddler clad in diapers. There was no visible blood or wounds on their skin. The reported death toll Wednesday would make it the deadliest alleged chemical attack in Syria’s civil war. There were conflicting reports, however, as to what exactly transpired and the death toll ranged from a hundred to 1,300. Syria’s Information Minister called the activists’ claim a “disillusioned and fabricated one whose objective is to deviate and mislead” the U.N. mission. France’s president demanded the United Nations be granted access to the site of Wednesday’s alleged attack, while Britain’s foreign secretary said if the claims are verified it would mark “a shocking escalation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.” The White House said the U.S. was “deeply concerned” by the reports. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House had requested that the U.N. “urgently investigate this new allegation.” “If the Syrian government has nothing to hide and is truly committed to an impartial and credible investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria, it will facilitate the U.N. team’s immediate and unfettered access to this site,” Earnest said.

Nixon tapes span Watergate, Soviet summit Gillian Flaccus and Sarah Parvini Associated Press

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — In the hours after President Richard Nixon delivered his first major national address about Watergate, two future presidents called him to express their private support, according to audio recordings released Wednesday. The April 30, 1973, calls with Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were captured on a secret recording system that Nixon used to tape 3,700 hours of conversations between February 1971 and July 1973. The final chronological installment of those tapes — 340 hours — were made public by the National Archives and Records Administration, along with more than 140,000 pages of text documents. Seven hundred hours remain sealed for national security and privacy reasons. Reagan, governor of California at the time, called late in the evening of April 30 to support Nixon after the 37th president delivered

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In this April 29, 1974, file photo, President Richard M. Nixon points to the transcripts of the White House tapes after he announced during a nationallytelevised speech that he would turn over the transcripts to House impeachment investigators, in Washington. The last 340 hours of tapes from Nixon’s White House were released Wednesday, along with more than 140,000 pages of text materials.

a landmark speech about the Watergate scandal, which was rapidly ensnaring him. Two top White House staffers and close Nixon confidants, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, had resigned earlier in the day, as well as Attorney General Richard Kleindienst as the scandal picked up speed. White House counsel John W. Dean III was also fired

that day. In the speech, Nixon defended the integrity of the White House and said he was not aware of or connected to the Watergate breakin. He stressed that he supported punishment for those involved in possible criminal actions and said he accepted responsibility for ceding the authority of his campaign to others whose “zeal

exceeded their judgment and who may have done wrong in a cause they deeply believed to be right.” Reagan told Nixon the speech was the right one to make and sympathized with the staff exodus. “I just want you to know, we watched and my heart was with you. I know what this must have been and what this must have been in all these days and what you’ve been through,” Reagan said. “You can count on us, we’re still behind you out here and I wanted you to know that you’re in our prayers.” That same evening, Bush, who had recently been appointed chairman of the Republican National Committee, called to say he had watched the speech with “great pride.” This time, however, an angry and exhausted-sounding Nixon complained to Bush about the reaction from TV commentators. “The folks may understand,” Nixon said, before adding later: “To hell with the commentators.”

Localife Thursday, August 22, 2013

Community Calendar To access the Community Calendar online, visit www.sidneydailynews. com, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

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. • Sidney Nazarene Church, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave., hosts a Celebrate Recovery meeting at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 937-541-6643. • Alzheimer s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. For more information, call Lu Ann Presser at 497-6542. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.

Friday Morning

• A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155.

Friday Afternoon

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

Friday Evening

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

Saturday Morning

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

Saturday Afternoon

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

Saturday Evening

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

Sunday Afternoon

• Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. 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

• Versailles Health Care Center offers a free Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and rehab to people considering joint replacement. For information, call Shannon Condon at (937) 526-0130. • The Sidney-Shelby County Branch of American Association of University Women meets at 6 p.m. at the home of Sue Thomas. Guests are welcome. For information, call Molly Helmlinger at 710-4246. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • 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.

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Lockington event Saturday LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will host its sixth annual car show and Public Safety Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Clearcreek Farm, 1900 S. Kuther Road. In addition to the cruise-in, there will be children’s games, a dunk tank, cow pie bingo, a cake walk, a 50/50 drawing, raffles and door prizes, music by Jim Weaver and

information booths of area organizations. Police dogs will be on hand. Children can go through the department’s smoke house and use the extinguisher trainer. Ident-akid will be available and D.A.R.E. officers will attend. Firefighter games will include waterball, bucket brigade, tanker tug, command post and tug of war. Cars, trucks and fire trucks com-

prise the car show. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The first 75 vehicles will receive dash plaques. Entry fee is $10. Organizations with booths will be the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office, Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation, Shelby County HazMat, Shelby County EMA and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Proceeds will benefit the fire department and Clearcreek Farm.


Green, Otte to wed WILMINGTON — Emily Green, of Wilmington, and Marcus Otte, of Maria Stein, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 24, 2013, in the St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Wilmington. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jill and Eric Green, of Wilmington. She graduated from Wilmington High School in 2010 and from the Aveda Institute in Columbus in 2012. She is employed by Town & Country Salon in Wilmington and Salon Ventures in Kettering. Her fiance is the son of Charles and Kathleen


Otte, of Maria Stein. He is a 2007 graduate of Marion Local High School and a 2011 graduate of Wilmington College. He is employed by Menke Consulting in Greenville.

Pair set date BEAVERCREEK — Hilary Connett and David Fortkamp, both of Beavercreek, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 28, 2013, in Holy Angels Church in Dayton. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Connett, of Beavercreek. She graduated form Beavercreek High School in 2008 and from Wright State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Registered Nurse. She is employed by Children’s Medical Center. Her fiance is the son of Jim and Jan Fortkamp, of Sidney. He is a 2005

Applefest Quilt Show Carol Ginter, judge of the Applefest Quilt Show, will offer two classes during the show at the Cameo Theatre, 304 S. West. Ave. Carol is an National Quilt Association-trained judge. A Sept. 6 class will be “Scrappy Stars.” Six star patterns will be demonstrated and discussed. Participants will then have the opportunity to make some of the stars. This class will begin at 5 p.m. The cost is $15. The second class is called “Fun with Stripes.” Participants will use striped fabric to make blocks. Several methods and sizes of blocks will be discussed. This all-day class will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 7. The cost is $25. Advance registration is


graduate of Lehman Catholic High School and completed an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers national joint apprenticeship in 2011. He is employed by Wagner Industrial Electric.


Couple shares rites required. Because of space issues, the number of students is limited. To register, contact Sharon at 498-1653 or register in person at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. Vendors who will be at the show include the Engine House Quilt Shop, of Berne, Ind., and Apple Creek Quilts, specializing in custom quilt creations, restorations, and embroidery.

Roping a mattress Dear Heloise: One of the about pouring laundry soap things I often see on the street on a towel and taking it to is a mattress that has fallen the laundry. We spend winter off somebody’s vehicle. People months in a motor home. I do not realize that a gust of put laundry detergent in small wind or the wind they cre- plastic bags for each load. I ate by driving can cause the put the clothes in a machine mattress to flip up and and toss in the bag. It fall off. I have seen two opens during the action. mattresses on the street I remove the bag before within the past week. putting the clothes into Anybody who moves a the dryer. Saves carrymattress needs to loop a ing the large detergent strong rope through the holders. — Rita B., via loops on the sides and email across the mattress in at Hints Chipped tile least two or three placDear Heloise: I found from es. Crisscross the ropes across the mattress as Heloise a corner of bathroom tile well. — William K. in Heloise Cruse that had chipped. I did not want to go through Houston the cost of replacing the You are so right, William — road hazards from whole tile. I found a closethings falling off or out of a match-color nail polish and vehicle can cause terrible acci- applied a few light coats, and dents. It is important to make then a top coat. You would sure that anything you carry or never know the chip was there! that’s in the bed of a truck is — Tina, Wallkill, N.Y. securely tied down. — Heloise Love it! I’ve repaired many Laundry hint things with nail polish. — Dear Heloise: I read the hint Heloise

Emily Ann Hoying, of Sidney, and Cory Richard Eisenhardt, of Anna, were united in marriage May 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Holy Angels Church in Sidney. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Kim Hoying, of Sidney. Her grandparents are Patrick and Judy O’Leary and Herb Hoying. The bridegroom is the son of Donald and Mitzi Eisenhardt, of Orlando, Fla. His grandmother is Bette Mohart. The Revs. Dan Schmitmeyer and Michael Althauser performed the ceremony. Sara Collier was the organist and Mike Greve was the vocalist. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Sarah Martz served as her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Curtis and Elisabeth Pemberton, cousins of the bride, Alex Eisenhardt, sisterin-law of the bride, Lauren Walker, Hillary Mclain and Lacy Strayer. Allison Roesch, cousin of the bride, Maddison Martz, niece of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhardt and Kaitlyn Hoying were the flower girls. Cameron Eisenhardt served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Chad Martz, brother-in-law of the bride, Kyle Meyer, Michael Foster, Chad Manger, Trey Roe, and Tyler Bensman. Colton Martz, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. A reception in St. Michael’s Reception Hall in Fort Loramie followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and reside in Anna. The bride graduated from Lehman High School in 2008 and from the Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology in 2009. She is employed by Arabella Salon and Spa in Piqua as a stylist. The bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Anna High School and the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School. He owns CRE Liable Home Services.

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Let yourself go TODAY • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Ward

Bell Acoustic in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free. • New Bremen Public Library’s Highly Recommended Book Club meets at 1 p.m. to discuss whatever attendees are reading. • University of Dayton presents “Artist Conversation; Mural as a Document of Cultural Memory in Vibrant Images and Color,” a talk by Jack Ling and Joel Bergner at 7:30 p.m. at ArtStreet Studio D Gallery. 937-229-5101 or www.

FRIDAY • Today is the deadline to receive a T-shirt by registering

to participate in the fourth annual Cameron’s Smile 5K run/ walk, which will be Sept. 8 at Edison Community College in Piqua. The event will benefit the fulfillment of a Piqua girl’s wish, handled by the A Special Wish Foundation-Dayton Chapter. For information, visit php. • The Victoria Theater Association screens the movie, “Beach Blanket Bingo,” at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Victoria Theater in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $5 at 888-228-3630 or • Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., Findlay, hosts a bike bash motorcycle ride-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Cruise the countryside, then park and enjoy food, music, crafts, cornhole. 419-4237957. Free. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Spungewurthy in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free. • University of Dayton hosts an artist’s reception and mural unveiling of the work of Joel Bergner in the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery on campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A screening of the film, “My Tribe Is Kenya,” will be at 8 p.m. Free. 937229-5101 or

SATURDAY • The Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Blacksmith

Association presents the ninth annual Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium and Knife Show at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 County Road 25A, Troy. Free. • The Tipp Roller Mill Theater, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, presents the Corndrinkers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 students K-12. 937-667-3696. • A Special Wish Foundation Inc. - Dayton Chapter hosts an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at VAP Inc., 44 Lau Parkway, Englewood. Applications, tours, balloons for kids, face painting and refreshments. For information, call 937-832-9595. • American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts a dance from 7 to 11 p.m. with music by the Polka Tones. $14 per person. Children under 12, free. Food available. Public welcome. Reservations if desired, call 937287-4275. • The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department presents Public Safety Day at Clearcreek Farm, 1900 S. Kuther Road, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Games, civic information, music, cruise-in. • Native American Gathering will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds begins at 10 a.m. today and Sunday. Grand entry is at noon today. Dancing until 5 p.m. Resumes at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, dancing noon to 5 p.m. Food, vendors, performances, crafts. Free. • The Governor’s Cup Regatta sails on Grand Lake St. Marys today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 800-860-4726 or Free. • BMI Speedway, 791 E. Main St.,Versailles presents Modern Superstar in concert at 8 p.m. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents 24/ Seven in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY • The Champaign County Preservation Alliance’s annual

vintage train trip leaves from a spot along the tracks north of U.S. 36 outside of St. Paris off N. Huffman Drive at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets for the 90-minute ride cost $20. For information, call 800-791-6010.

WEDNESDAY • University of Dayton presents a free dance workshop with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, “Step and Body Percussion,” at 7 p.m. in the RecPlex MAC Gym on campus. No advance registration is necessary. 937-229-5101 or

Deadline nears for Cook Once class The Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Shelby Soil and Water conservation District will present a seminar, “Cook Once — Eat Several Times,” Sept. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at teh Shelby County Agricultural Service Center, 820 Fair Road. Registration deadline is Aug. 29. The fee for the class is $5 for farm bureau members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, call 492-7642, ext. 117. In today’s fast paced society, it isn’t always easy to find time to prepare healthy nutritious meals. The seminar offers participants an opportunity to learn how to prepare a meal, perhaps on the weekend, and use items from that meal to create several other meals throughout the week. Attendees will not only view demonstrations but will also enjoy tasting the foods that are prepared during the class. “Cook Once – Eat Several Times” is the third session in the “From Your Backyard to Your Plate” series. The class will be taught by Vicky Cordonnier, Family Nutrition Program, SNAP Education, OSU Extension, Shelby County.

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Slonakers mark 50 years TROY — John and Linda Slonaker, of Troy, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the dining room of the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. John and the former Linda Longandelpher were married Aug. 24, 1963, in the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The Longandelphers have a daughter, Stephanie Favorite, of Troy, and a son and daughter-inlaw, Michael and Dee Slonaker, of Sidney. They have five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. John graduated from Greenville High Schol and Miami University of Ohio and served in the U.S. Army. He taught in the music department of Troy High School until he retired in 1987. He

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remains active in local bands. Linda graduated from Troy High School and Christ Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a school nurse and later as an office nurse. She is active in the Red Hat Society. They are members of the First United Church of Christ in Troy.

Red Cross raffles Mumford tix TROY — Mumford & Sons, an English folk rock band with an international following, will perform in Troy Aug. 30 and 31. The concert is sold out. The Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has secured two passports for the show, which will allow two-day access to all outdoor tour events downtown and in Troy Memorial Stadium. The American Red Cross will raffle the passports. Raffle tickets can be purchased through a secure website by visiting www.

re d c ro s s . o rg /o h / t ro y. The cost of a raffle ticket is $5 or five tickets for $20. The winner will be announced Monday. The band has won many music awards since its formation in 2007, including Most Popular International Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Alternative Album, British Group of the Year and International Album of the year. In addition to Mumford & Sons, the lineup will include 12 internationally acclaimed bands, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes,

Old Crow Medicine Show, Half Moon Run, the Vaccines to name a few. Many local groups will also be playing throughout the Labor Day weekend, including Seventh Street. Funds raised from the raffle ticket sales will assist the Northern Miami Valley Chapter in providing essential programs and services to individuals living in Miami and Shelby counties. The mission of the Red Cross is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year,

Ed Ball, executive director/ county veterans service officer of the Shelby County Veterans Services, was the guest speakers at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney on Aug. 14. There are two other full-time employees of the local office, he said, and three part-time drivers who provide transportation to the VA hospital in Dayton. Ball is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Philippines and Guam. He tempted fate, he said, by facing the dangers of earthquakes, typhoons and a volcano eruption, which has made him uniquely qualified for his position. He was hired by the local Veterans Office in 1999. The Veterans’ Service Commission is a county agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. Services include emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need. The commission will provide

short-term, basic living expenses to eligible veterans, which include rent payment, utilities and food. The commission also assists people who are dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans’ Service Office represents and assists veterans, spouses, dependent children, surviving widows and parents of deceased veterans entitled to DIC, when they apply to the VA for benefits. Ball said that the staff will help prepare forms, assist in gathering documentation, provide for proper submission to the VA and for follow-up. Ball urged all veterans to stop by the office on the first floor of the Monumental Building, 133 S. Ohio Ave., to make sure they are taking advantages of all of the programs that are available to them. Prior to the speaker’s remarks, President Phil Warnecke called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Rick Lunsford and the group was lead in song

PIQUA — John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, along with former State Senator Gary Cates, who serves as senior vice chancellor for the division of innovation and enterprise development, and Matt Whatley, chief of staff of the Ohio Board of Regents, visited Edison Community College on Aug. 12. During the visit, they met with Edison President Cristobal Valdez, Vice President for Academic

Affairs Patti Ross and Deans Shirley Moore and Gwen Stevenson. While the key focus of the visit was placed on the college’s workforce development division, a comprehensive tour of the Piqua campus was also provided. Program faculty guided the group through different teaching and learning facilities, including the college’s science, medical, networking and engineering labs. The Medical Assistant Program, iStan

nursing simulators, and the Cisco Academy were also discussed. “We are pleased to have Chancellor Carey and Senior Vice Chancellor Cates visit Edison,” said Valdez. “Our college has many assets, including strong student success rates and robust relationships with business and industry that help strengthen the workforce and economic sustainability of this area. We are appreciative of these



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What is Christianity? What is Christianity? This is one of the first questions that I have people- both youth and adults- consider during instruction for reception into membership. I suppose that if you stopped people on the street and asked this question, you would receive a wide variety of answers. Many would say that Christianity is a religion, one among many, showing people how to live their lives so as to be acceptable to God. While it is not unexpected to hear that definition coming from those outside the Church, it is sad when those who claim to be Christians come up with answers that arrive at the same conclusion. Perhaps the only message that has come through to them in church is that you need to “get your life right” by following the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, and

then everything will be okay for you. That would put Christianity in the same boat with the other religions and philosophies of the world which merely tell you: “Do this,” and “Don’t do that.” But, in fact, Christianity is all about what God has done. It is the life and salvation God has given in and through Jesus Christ. Jesus declared, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The Apostle John writes, “God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12). However, if you are convinced that you can somehow be good enough to please God by the “good things” you do, you will see no need for receiving the gift of life

and salvation God gives and obedience you owe in and through Jesus. Him. You have broken And thus, you will see the First Commandment, no need for His Church. “You shall have no other That’s where a proper gods before Me,” and you have broken application of God’s the rest of them Law comes in. just as surely. The When you look into stark reality is that the mirror of the you have sinned Law, it confronts against God, and the sin in your life. the wages of sin You have failed to is death- temporal perfectly love God and eternal separawith all your heart, Your tion from God. It soul, and mind, Pastor is only when you as He demands in Speaks recognize this that that Law. You have The Rev. you see your need failed to perfectly love your neighbor Kenneth R. to receive the life Castor and salvation that as yourself. When God gives in and you decide how through Jesus. and when those First, the Holy Spirit Commandments apply to you, that means set- uses the Law to bring ting yourself above the you to a godly sorrow Law and becoming a god over your sins. Then He unto yourself. An honest uses your hearing of the look into that mirror of Gospel to bring you to the Law reveals all the repentance and faith. The ways you have put your Gospel is the good news own desires above God’s of our salvation in Jesus demands, all the ways you Christ. “For God so loved begrudge Him the love the world, that He gave

His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The Gospel is the message that God loved His fallen creatures, including you, so much that He gave His Son, Jesus, to become true Man, to live a perfect life of obedience because you could never do so, and then to take your sins to the cross where He suffered an agonizing death in your place and paid their price in full. When He rose from the dead, He defeated the power of sin, death, and devil, that all who believe in Him, who trust in what He has done for them sill not perish eternally. This is the message of Christianity. And it is a message not only for those who have yet to be brought to faith. It is also the message that the Holy Spirit uses to keep Christians in the faith. Since the sinful nature continues to cling

to you even after you have been brought to faith, you have an ongoing need for repentance and receiving the forgiveness and new life God gives through the Gospel. And it is this message of God’s love that the Holy Spirit will use to motivate you to love God and your neighbor. The Law only accuses and can’t change your heart. The Gospel is “the power of God” (Romans 1:16). Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (John 6:63). Thus it is natural for Christians to want to be where His Word of Law and Gospel are regularly proclaimed, where sin is confronted by the Law and forgiveness and new life are bestowed through the Gospel by the working of the Holy Spirit. The writer is the pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, LCMS, 300 W. Mason Road.

Church to celebrate anniversary ANNA — The congregation of the Rumley Baptist Church, 14611 Hardin Wapakoneta Road, will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m. Built in 1886, the church was on the stagecoach run from Lima to Piqua. The former town of Rumley was a black community founded in 1847 with a sawmill, grocery store, gristmill, brick factory, livery stable, three churches, three saloons and three cemeteries. Now there is only an old schoolhouse, the Baptist church (formerly the Methodist Episcopal Church) and a few houses. Abandoned for several years, the church building was dilapidated, with ivy growing through the windows. That did not discourage Elmo and Loretta Atkins, Orville and Helen Chambers, Clarence and Faye Cox, and Joe and Johnnie Lawson, who purchased the structure in August of 1973. Since then the church has been completely renovated, with members contributing time and money to make improvements. One thing led to another: aging rafters had led to the roof sinking, thus rafters were replaced and roof work accomplished. New flooring, windows, and doors were installed, and additions were added followed by re-siding the church exterior. Helen and Orville Chambers, 1973 founders, still reside in Minster. The congregation of this small historical church are inviting the public to their anniversary service, which will be followed by lunch. There will be special music and preaching. Interested persons should call Harold Marvin at 419-628-3974.

A Little White Church Florence Reed Brown There’s a little white church that stands by the side of the road; There’s a little white church that stands by the side of the road; It’s not built of brick or stone, And it’s standing there alone. It has weathered the storm for many years And always shared our joys and tears, And though its membership is very few Those who remain have always been true blue. So when you’re out why don’t you go To that little place in Ohio And the little white church that stands by the side of the road. This poem, about the former Methodist Episcopal Church, now the Rumley Baptist Church, was written by black poetess Florence Reed Brown, who was born near Anna.

The Rumley Baptist Church at 14611 Hardin-Wapak Road Anna Friday.

Mission breakfast buffet planned The public is invited to St Michael’s Hall this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm for a buffet-style breakfast with pancakes, sausage, eggs, fair trade coffee, bananas, yogurt, juice and more. The suggested donation for adults (10 years and up) is $6. Information on mission opportunities will be available. Donations benefit continued education in our pastoral region on the quest for global solidarity. Parishioners from St. Michael, Fort Loramie, Sts. Peter and Paul,

Newport and St. Nicholas, Osgood are traveling to El Salvador through CRISPAZ Christians for Peace in El Salvador to better understand the Salvadoran reality. This “reverse mission” experience is a bit different than what most people think of when they hear “mission.” A reverse-mission approach to international social work draws upon ecumenical efforts of global mission education. Instead of teaching, preaching, and trying to convert others, emphasis is on learning, consciousness-raising,

and advocating for changes in one’s home country that can impact poverty and injustice in the world. Chris Welch, a delegation participant from Boston College describes his Crispaz encounter as: “A delegation trip is less about doing some kind of social service or missionary work than it is about meeting people and being moved by their realities. The hope, then, is that delegation trip members, on their return home, will look for ways to teach others about the Salvadoran reality and engage in activities that

allow them to accompany the Salvadoran people”. These are a few sites where the October 2013 delegation will visit: Archbishop Oscar Romero’s tomb at the Cathedral in San Salvador, the church where Monsignor Romero was murdered while celebrating Mass in 1980, a community with Catholic Relief Services presence, a Fair Trade coffee farm, the colonial village of Suchitoto where participants will meet Sister Peggy O’Niel at the Art Center for Peace, and many more encounters with the people of El Salvador.

In a sharing spirit

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Church to host guest speakers The Solid Rock Pentacostal Church of God, 2745 State Route 29N, will host two guest speakers Sunday. The Rev. Donnie Roland, associate pastor of the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Zanesville, will speak during a service beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Geissler, director of Agape Distribution in Sidney, will preach a service at 6 p.m. The public is invited to both services.

Ice cream social planned

WAPAKONETA — St. Mark Lutheran Church, Clay Township, is having an ice cream social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church at 10424 Dyer Drive Road, southeast of Wapakoneta There will be a freewill donation for the homemade ice cream, pies, cakes and sandwiches, all benefiting a church member. The proceeds will go toward medical and living expenses from a permanent disabling injury plus matching funds from Thrivent Insurance.

Northmen to perform at New Bremen church Bill (l-r) and Betty Paulus, of Russia, check out the potato salad Jeanne Scott, of Covington, brought to the Houston Church’s first annual community picnic Sunday at Western Buckeye Christian Service Camp. The event was well attended with free swimming available and plenty of free food. SDN Photo | Luke Gronneberg

NEW BREMEN — The Northmen & Cathy will perform Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 303 N. Franklin St. The group has sung in six foreign countries and 36 states, and will celebrate its 25th anniversary in December as a fulltime, Christian music ministry. The group continues to minister in venues and churches, large and small and each year sings on a cruise. The Northmen have several chart-topping songs on many different national charts.

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Schools welcome new teachers

Shown (l-r) are Jesie Geuy, high school language arts teacher at Anna; Michelle Holsinger, guidance counselor at Anna; Michele McMahon, seventh-grade math teacher at Anna; and Marlyn Strickland, band teacher at Anna.

Shown (l-r) are Hayley Barhorst, first-grade teacher at Fort Loramie; Shawn Fischbach, science/social studies teacher at Fairlawn; and Laura Mack, high school science teacher at Botkins.

Uncertainty faces FSA Patricia Ann Speelman

COLUMBUS — The biggest issue facing the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) today, according to its executive director, Steven Maurer, is uncertainty. The Botkins native told the Sidney Daily News this week that, with the future of the congressional farm bill up in the air and recent federal budget cuts due to what has become known as the sequester, operations in FSA offices and the programs administered by them are “just question marks.” The farm bill was extended for a year and will expire Sept. 30. Versions have been passed by the Senate and the House, but it Maurer has not moved into conference committee yet for a compromise discussion. Maurer, a lifetime public servant, said a compromise bill would probably not be passed in both houses and signed by the president before Sept. 30. He thinks another extension is likely. “I don’t think they’ll let it expire,” he said. “I hope they keep working past the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30). Right now, (the FSA) is in a great time of unknown. Until we have a farm bill, it’s a little foggy. My crystal ball is not good enough to see what the next extension would look like, except I can look back and see what the extenstion was and say it’s going to look like that.” The FSA is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Maurer heads an Ohio staff of 326, who work in the state office in Columbus and in 67 county offices. This is the second time he has filled the executive director’s position. A political appointee, he served during the Clinton

administration first and was reappointed in September 2009. “It’s kind of interesting: this is the second time I’ve followed my predecessor,” Maurer said. He has had to oversee staff and budget cuts this time around. “Our workforce has shrunk,” he said. “We have five fewer offices than when I took the job.” Several county offices were merged in the last year, Montgomery and Preble among them. “The Montgomery FSA office closed Dec. 31,” said PrebleMontgomery County FSA Executive Director Daniel D. Ennist. When operations were consolidated in Preble County, Montgomery County landowers and operators were given the option of working with other county offices more convenient to them. “Farmers in the north might work with Miami County, those in the west with Darke County, others with Greene County, for instance,” Ennist said. Maurer said that, so far, the FSA has been able to continue to manage program operations throughout the state. Although farm programs are fully funded, the staff is subject to annual appropriations. “We have tighter and tighter budgets. Doing more with less only goes so far. Can we continue to do what we do? So far, we have,” he noted. The FSA administers federal agriculture programs at the state level, including loan, payment and disaster programs. “We generally run out of money (for loans). (Loan applications) have been pretty steady,” Maurer said. “So we have a waiting list of people wanting direct

loans or guaranteed loans.” With a direct loan, farmers are borrowing directly from the government. People get guaranteed loans from a bank and the government underwrites the loans. There are farm ownership loans, made to people who want to purchase farmland, and operating loans. “FSA is the only lender in the country that will lend money to kids,” Maurer said. Young people 10 to 18 can apply for loans of up to $5,000 for agricultural enterprises. “They’re very good at paying their money back,” he added. “It teaches them about government and about money.” For the most part, cutbacks in FSA operations have not affected farmers. But that will change. “The direct payment program is not a part of the next farm bill,” Maurer said. “Congress allowed money to be taken from direct payments to fund other programs that are short.” He expects that, since those funds have already been moved, they won’t be replaced in the next bill. Maurer started his political career as mayor of Botkins. He then ran for the state senate and was elected as a rural Democrat. He chaired the Senate Agriculture Committee for two years, but he lost the next senate election. “When I lost, I ended up in the Ohio Department of Agriculture serving under Dale Locker. Both the director and assistant director (of the ODA) were from Shelby County, five miles down the road from each other, one in Anna, one in Botkins,” Maurer said. When Locker left the ODA to run for Congress, Gov. Richard Celeste appointed Maurer ODA director. President Clinton appointed him director of the FSA forerunner, the Agricultural Stabilization

and Conservation Service, in Ohio. But when Republicans took over the White House, Maurer was out of a job again. “I helped build pipe organs for a company in Columbus,” he said. “Then I headed one of the departments of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and then I went back to the USDA.” “It’s nice to have a Shelby Countian in that position,” said retired Shelby County FSA Executive Director Roger Lentz, of Anna, who served under several state directors. “He is always a very down-to-earth person, very friendly, very considerate of the things that we implement here in the federal farm programs. He tried to get out into the counties as often as he could.” Maurer has seen a lot of change in agriculture during his lifetime. “Farm sizes are bigger than they used to be. They’re still family operations even though they’re larger,” he said. “While farm size has grown, farm numbers, particularly smaller enterprises, have grown, too.” There has also been growth in urban agriculture. “In places like Cleveland, people are growing food for their neighbors and for market,” Maurer noted. “I think Ohio is a very agricultural state and a very urban state at the same time. That creates marketing opportunities. We’re fortunate.” When he’s not working, Maurer likes to garden, hunt, fish — and sing. He’s a first tenor in Columbus Maennerchor, an ensemble that performs classical and folk music in German. “Before I did all this stuff (farm program administration), I was a German teacher in Botkins and New Knoxville,” he said.

College acceptances Smith to Miami U.

ANNA — Ryan Smith, a 2013 graduate of Anna High School, has been accepted by Miami University, where he plans to study accounting and finance. The son of Michael and Donna Smith, of Anna, he was awarded the J. Earl Pruden and Kauffman Family Foundation scholarships. He was a member of National Honor Scoeity, an Eagle Scout, a Buckeye Boys State attendee, and homecoming king. He re c e i ve d the John Philip S o u s a B a n d Award, was the field commander of the A n n a Smith Rocket Marching Band and junior class vice president. His other high school activities included cross country, track, concert band, pep band, jazz band, SADD, pit orchestra, Science Olympiad and Spanish Club. His community activities included participation in a mentoring program with Eikenberry Retirement Planning, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boy Scouts of America.

He attends Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville. He is employed by Emerson Climate Technologies.

Pitts to Edison

BOTKINS — Logan Audrey Pitts, a 2013 graduate of Botkins Local Schools, has been accepted by Edison Community College, where she plans to study early childhood education. The daughter of Troy and Diane Pitts, she was awarded a full-tuition athletic scholarship in basketball and received the Audrey Pitts Memorial Scholarship. Her high school activities included basketball, volleyball, track, FCCLA, FFA, FTA, Foreign Language Club and Something Creative. She also served as a librarian and was an art show participant and scholar athlete. Through St. Paul’s Lutheran C h u r c h , Pitts Logan raked leaves for the elderly and participated in a mission trip to New Orleans. She works part time for the Palazzo.

Local residents part of University of Dayton’s most selective incoming class in school history DAYTON — The following are residents are part of the University of Dayton’s most selective incoming class in school history: • Benjamin Fourman, of Arcanum • Megan Bollheimer, of Fort Loramie • Joshua Tumbusch, of Minster • Jay Eilerman, of Minster • Kurtis Thobe, of Minster • Major Bernhold, of Minster • Gina Barlage, of Russia • Clay Hoying, of Fort Loramie • Austin Bergman, of Rossburg • Gabrielle Castaldo, of Covington • Jack Fullenkamp, of Minster • Courtney Day, of

Brookville • Dylan Long, of Piqua • Troy Kauffman, of Yorkshire • Chase Jenkinson, of Greenville • Andrew Borges, of Minster • McKenzie Anderson, of Sidney • Steven Yancey, of Brookville • Luke Grieshop, of New Bremen • Amanda Meyer, of Anna • Jesse Warner, of Arcanum • Regina Brandewie, of Fort Loramie • Treg Francis, of Russia • Madeleine Eiting, of Minster • Kaitlynn McCawley, of Piqua • Erin Albright of Greenville

Why aren’t you on the football team? DR. WALLACE: I notice ling. I don’t take money from that you waste a lot of news- these defenseless nerds, but paper space belittling bullies I do enjoy instilling fear into who prey on poor little their hapless bodies. I defenseless nerds. I’m get a huge rush when I pleased to tell you that see wimps hide from me. my dad has encouraged I read where, “when all me to be a bully. He else fails,” you encourage taught me to be tough weaklings to fight back. and that those who sucThe wimps at my school ceed are those who folmust not take your advice low Darwin’s Theory because no on has chal— survival of the fittest. ‘Tween 12 lenged me. By the way, & 20 I’m a tough 17-year-old the word “bully” comes guy, and I don’t like weak Dr. Robert from the word “bull” and Wallace people. If I push them as we all know, the bull around, I’m actually is king of all the farm doing them a favor. I’m animals. P.S.: I’m not a jock. — trying to make them toughRocky, Chicago, Ill. er instead of being a weakROCKY: Bullies are cowards,

and that means you. They pick on those who are weaker and less likely to strike back. Bullies have low self-esteem and, by picking on the less fortunate, feel a false sense of strength and importance. Your father proves that it doesn’t take any skill to become a biological father. But in the areas of wisdom, compassion and fairness, he is sorely deficient. You consider yourself “the campus bull,” and, with your bovine attitude, you probably are. But we all know that, at the end of the day, bulls wind up as hamburger. I have a little advice. Try living life as something other than a macho jerk. Bullies are never

accepted by anyone other than the other bullies. See if you can learn how to make friends rather than merely intimidate people. Join some clubs, participate in school activities, smile. Experience what it’s like to have fellow students befriend you instead of hide from you. When you feel accepted by your peers, you’ll also start feeling that sense of self-esteem that you don’t even know you lack. School is out for the summer. This is a good time to reflect on what you want out of life. I doubt if you enjoy going to school. But with a change of attitude, you will start looking forward to meeting friends and even teachers. Contact me in a

month or two and let me know how things are going for you. I have seen bullies transform into model students. It can happen to you! P.S. If you are as tough as you say you are, why don’t you enjoy pushing around some of the guys on the varsity football team? Better yet, since you are a tough 17-year-old, why aren’t you on the team? 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

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Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides Randall Dickerson Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton. In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames Mount LeConte — one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains. Guests will be able to book a grand suite in the hotel that the entertainer uses when she stays in the Pigeon Forge theme park that bears her name. All of that is future tense, but not very far away. The park plans to open DreamMore Resort in 2015. It’s part of a planned $300 million expansion to take place over the next decade. A new roller coaster, this one aimed at families, is scheduled to open in 2014. The resort hotel has been Parton’s dream ever since she affixed her name to the theme park 28 years ago. “The thing we’re most excited about is finally building our resort,” Parton said Friday by telephone from the park in the Smokies foothills. “We’re starting out with a resort that has 300 rooms,” Parton said. “Some of the rooms will accommodate up to six people in a family.” There will be a lot of “front porch spaces” at the resort. Parton noted that during her upbringing nearby, people tended to congregate on front porches or in the kitchen. A fishing pond will be on the property where children can catch their first whopper and there will be fire pits where families can roast marshmallows. People walking into the lobby will be greeted with a glass of lemonade in the summer and a cup of hot chocolate during winter months. The total dollar investment in the next decade will exceed the company’s spending on Dollywood so far, said Craig Ross, president. “In 10 years’ time, we will have spent more than we’ve spent since the inception back in 1986 …” Ross said. The plan includes multiple

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This artist rendering released by Dollywood shows a version of a proposed hotel with an outdoor pool planned for in the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The park plans to open DreamMore Resort in 2015. It’s part of a planned $300 million expansion to take place over the next decade.

additional resorts as well as more rides and shows. “It’s the bigger scope of these attractions that we’ll be adding that’s different,” Ross said. The first of the new attractions will be Fire Chaser Express, scheduled to open next year. It’s a ride described as exciting, but not as intense as the Wild Eagle or Dollywood’s water coaster, RiverRush. Children of elementary school age will be able to ride it. Research by Dollywood showed executives the resort will make a difference for many people looking to vacation in the mountains. A survey showed 80 percent of people asked about visiting the theme park, who had not yet come, indicated having a resort on the property would

be important to them. Dollywood is putting up a new website,, to help market the hotel, even as it is under construction. Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, emphasized the importance of the Dollywood expansion. “We’re basically 100 percent tourism,” Downey said. “It’s the only industry we have.” On an average day, there will be 50,000 guests in Pigeon Forge — a small city with a permanent population of 5,784. The announcement by Dollywood is exciting for the town. “It makes all of us in the city smile,” Downey said “Every year Dollywood has a new



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6:30 p.m. and will continue into the evening. Sunday, the dancing begins again at noon and will continue until 5 p.m., when the closing ceremony is held. There will be four food vendors and about 20 other vendors. The event is free and parking is free. Rider said the event was inspired by Martin Tallhorse, a Vietnam veteran of the Shawnee tribe who lived in the Anna area. “His dream was to do this Native American gathering at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, but he passed away last year before it even happened,” Rider said. Rider said the event is being held in Tallhorse’s memory and in honor of all veterans.

school administrators, State Superintendent Richard Ross said the state will be discouraging comparisons with the old rating system. “In our communications about these new report cards, we will be emphasizing that these nine measures cannot and should not be averaged into a single grade for a school or district, and that we will wait until 2015 to issue component and overall district and building grades, once we phase in the remaining measures,” he wrote. Asbury said report cards are changing as underlying educational goals in the state are getting tougher. Earning a

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Tomikas Yellow Flower, of Mason, walks the Shelby County Fairgrounds in between telling stories to Shelby County eighth graders last year. Yellow Flower is Chinook and originally comes from the Yakima Indian reservation in Washington State.

announcement, but this one is so big it dwarfs all the others.” The Sevier County where Parton grew up was mostly hardscrabble farming and a few summer forays into selling trinkets to tourists. She’s proud to be part of the transformation of the mountains gateway community. Her success as a country music artist and an actress has pulled her to Hollywood and many overseas locations. She is preparing for another European tour now. But the mountains will always be home, Parton said, and she’s glad to bring employment there. “It is the most amazing feeling,” Parton said. “People say you can’t go home again. Well, I’ve certainly proved that wrong.”

score of proficient, for example, will require getting an 80 percent rather than 75 percent, he said. Michele Prater, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Education Association, said the state’s largest teachers’ union is remaining optimistic. “While we anticipate that many schools will see poorer grades initially, we hope the new report cards are grounded in fair, reliable methodology based on valid, researchbased indicators that are both informative and easily understood.” ___ Ohio Report Cards:

Parton said the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a magnet that has drawn visitors for decades. Visitation to the national park averages more than 9 million people a year. Dollywood is positioning itself as a tourist destination in itself, even as it shares many of its visitors with the black bears and grand vistas of the Smokies. “The national park has always been great for campers,” Parton said. “But people come and sometimes they like to say, ‘Well, let’s get out of these woods for a minute and let’s go down to Dollywood.’” ——— Online:

Timeline for Ohio report card rollout The Associated Press

Ohio’s new report cards for school districts and buildings begin with partial results this year. Here’s the schedule for releasing results: August 2013: 1st 9 graded performance measures released, including graduation and student proficiency rates August 2014: 1st release of K-3 literacy improvement scores, 6 additional ungraded performance measures reported August 2015: 1st overall district grades 1st ratings in 6 broad performance categories, called components: achievement, closing learning gaps in student subgroups, average annual progress, graduation rate, K-3 literacy and college readiness August 2016: High schools receive 1st year-over-year improvement scores based on earlier performance ratings in lower grades SOURCE: Ohio Department of Education

Kohls From page 1 Kohls, a self-confessed conservative and leader of an area Tea Party group, serves as the president of the Springboro Community City School Board of Education. She has sat on the board four years and recently announced that she would not run for re-election. Through the nonprofit organization she founded, Ohio School Boards Leadership Council, she actively campaigns for the repeal of CCSS, which, in 2010, the state of Ohio contracted to follow. She laid the groundwork for her case by discussing her views about why education and elected officials in Ohio felt they needed to sign onto the CCSS and PARCC initiatives. “I’m going to show why education is failing our children,” she said. Kohls encouraged parents to ask questions of teachers, administrators and school boards. “Every parent should be involved in looking at the curriculum,” she said. “The system is failing our students, not people in the classroom.” Kohls did not define what she meant by “the system”; however, she seemed to indicate that current, low standards are responsible for the U.S.’s ranking 25th among 34 nations.

She quoted statistics that indicate that what the U.S. considers to be proficient scores in reading and math would be failing or D grades in the classroom. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, which represents 34 countries, released the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment, which ranked the U.S. 25th. The same study indicated that only Switzerland spent more on education than the U.S. did. “Do we really need more money?” Kohls questioned. “No, we just need to spend it differently. There’s not a correlation between the number of students in the classroom and how well they do on these tests. In the state of Ohio, we have inflated educational egos. We haven’t been honest with ourselves.” Kohls said she thinks that legislators recognized that something needed to be done and then decided that CCSS was the way to do it. She claimed that the new state standards have not been tested and that even some members of the committee that drafted CCSS did not endorse it. But her biggest objection seemed to be with the content that would have to be taught if students are to be able to pass the standardized tests that will be a part of the CCSS and

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The Shelby County Liberty Group will host Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, S.C., for a town hall discussion Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Days Inn Sidney Conference Center, 400 Folkerth Ave. (formerly the Holiday Inn). The representatives sit on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and have been instrumental in investigating allegations of wrongdoing by the Internal Revenue Service concerning conservative nonprofit organizations. The discussion will be free and open to the public. PARCC package. “We can’t change the standards, because they’re copyrighted. So the curriculum will be different (in order to teach to the test). I’m going to teach that evolution is a theory. I’m going to teach that global warming is a theory.

We should teach that we’re a Christian nation,” she said in giving examples of what would not be part of the CCSS curriculum. She also said students would be required to use online texts and take the tests online. And she implied that computers could replace classroom teachers in the not too distant future, although nothing in the written CCSS or PARCC indicates that such a change is planned. According to Kohls, the Republican National Committee does not endorse CCSS and some of the 45 states that have adopted it are beginning to opt out. She feels that standards in place in Massachusetts, which has ranked at the top of U.S. educational assessments, are a better model for Ohio to use. As it stands, she noted, all students, not just public school enrollees, will have to pass the tests that indicate they have met the contracted standards of learning in order to graduate from high school. Parochial, private and homeschooled students would not be exempt. “We have to teach teachers to be aware of this stuff and object,” Kohls said. “The test dictates the curriculum. The standards aren’t even important.”


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Labor Day means Heritage Festival PIQUA — The Piqua Heritage Festival has been scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2013 at the historic Johnston Farm at Ohio 66 and Hardin Road in Piqua. The hours will be Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3.00 per adult and no charge for anyone under 18. Parking is free. There is free, shuttle bus service from the Miami Valley Centre Mall and from Canal Place in downtown Piqua. Festival visitors will see the return of popular festival events and activities, as well as some new attractions. There will be three full tents plus several outside craft venders for shopping enjoyment.

In addition, there’s an antique tent full of merchandise, plus a general store which sells penny candy. And if festivalgoers feel like taking a break, they can relax at one of the wooden barrel checker boards for a quick game of checkers. The festival is family oriented with lots of things for the kids to do, including an old time school house complete with storytellers, Abe Lincoln, a spelling bee, and children’s games. There’s also a climbing wall, “the world’s largest pinball machine”, a petting zoo and a mining sluice, where, for a small fee, children can pan for precious stones and artifacts. There will also be a corn pit, where the kids just jump in and have a ball. Also returning this year for

LSO opens auditions LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for substitute musicians on Aug. 31. While there are no openings for permanent players, anyone interested in becoming a substitute player is welcome to audition. The auditions will be held at Reed Hall on the Ohio State University at Lima campus by appointment. Players who would like to audition should check the Lima Symphony Orchestra website at for requirements and contact Anita Skinner at 419-222-5701 to schedule an audition time.

Art show names judge PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council has announced that the 21st annual Piqua Fine Art Show will be judged by Ed Thornburg, lecturer in fine arts at Indiana University East. Thornburg holds a Master of Arts in education and Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Ball State University. He is an accomplished juror and artist. His works in metal have won awards in the Height, Width, Depth Exhibit at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering and Best of Show at Adkins Arboretum Juried Competition in Ridgely, Md., among others. He has judged shows in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. For information on the show, call 937-773-9630.

Blood drive schedule set The Community Blood Center will have blood drives as follows: • Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., a public drive at the Amos Center in Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 2500 N. Kuther Road. Whole blood, double red cells, platelets and plasma will be collected from local donors. Scott Peltier is chairman for this drive sponsored by the Sidney Knights of Columbus No. 659. • Aug. 29, American Trim in Sidney, an employee blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. American Trim employees can contact Sharon Ike to schedule appointments. • Aug. 31., Port Jefferson Fire Company, 105 Wall Street, a public blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone who registers to donate blood will receive a limited-edition King of the Road Blood Drive – Route 56 T-shirt in Harley-Davidson colors. Donors through Aug. 31 will be automatically entered into the summer blood drive drawing to win a Harley-Davidson

Road King Classic motorcycle. Donors are encouraged to schedule appointments online at www. CBC has partnered with Gover Harley-Davidson in Piqua and REACH Magazine on the “King of the Road Blood Drive” campaign. Ten computerselected finalists will be invited to a special envelope-opening announcement event in September to decide the winner. Must be 18 to win. Official rules are available at A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary in order to donate. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diets. It is suggested to drink a lot of water the day before and the day of donation. Donors must be at least 16. Sixteen-year-old donors must have parental consent. Forms are available at www.givingblood. org or at CBC branch and blood drive locations. Donors who are 17 or older do not require parental permission forms.

all three days is The Rodeo, which is performed by the National High School Rodeo Association. It will start at noon every day, and is free to the public. Attendees can visit a pre-1870s encampment, which typically features more than 250 camps, watch archery and mussel loader competitions and tomahawk throwing. There’s also an entertainment stage with period music performances. Three additional entertainment stages feature live entertainment all three days, all day long, at no charge to festival visitors. There will be antique tractor and steam engine displays. The John Johnson Farm House and the Historic Indian and

Canal Museum will be open, and visitors can take a relaxing ride on the General Harrison Canal Boat. There will be storytellers, a barber shop quartet, an ancient fife and drum corp, a Cival War display, and many demonstrators doing things the old-fashioned way. On Sept. 1, there will be a cruise-in with a wide variety of vehicles spanning the ages. Nonprofit food booths will sell everything from corn-on-the-cob cooked in an old steam engine, kettle corn, homemade chicken and noodles, homemade apple dumplings (with or without handdipped ice cream), and Cajun food. Visit for more information.

College acceptances Waldsmith to Ball State

Mary Ellen “Ellie” Waldsmith, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., where she she plans to study nursing. The daughter of Gregg and Susan Anderson, of Sidney, and Paul Waldsmith, of Urbana, she has received First Honors, the Lehman High School Waldsmith Business Award, Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Wendy’s Heisman Scholar award, OHSVCA Academic Award and the Class of 2013 Outstanding Senior Girl award. She received the Ball State Presidential Merit, Sons of the American Legion, Kauffman Family Foundation, Kiwanis, Ross Family, and William and Bonnie Swonger Nursing scholarships. Her high school activities included captain of the varsity volleyball and varsity softball teams, vice president of the National Honor Society, Interact, Enviroton, Ohio Energy Project, Cavs for Cure, musical, Science Olympiad, student ambassador, senior class treasurer, Kairos leader and Substance and Abuse Advisory Committee.

She attends Holy Angels Church and is a CYO board member and a church volunteer. She was a Buckeye Girl’s State delegate and received third place in the Shelby County Right to Life Oratory contest. She was a ACVC Leadership nominee, a Holy Angels Junior High PSR teacher and a blood donor.

Hilgefort to BGSU

FORT LORAMIE — Lindsey Hilgefort, a 2013 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, has been accepted by Bowling Green State University, where she plans to study integrated mathematics. She received the Kerm and Mary Lu Stroh Scholarship and the Robert and Wrey Barber Scholarship. Hilgefort Her high school activities included class officer, student council, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, History Club, Matheletes, student aide, cheerleading co-captain and the team won OASSA state championship titles in 2010 and 2013, volleyball team co-captain with OHSAA district titles and trip to regional finals and track team. Community services include being a member of St. Michael’s

youth ministry, Fort Loramie Cancer Crusaders, blood donor, and Liberty Days volunteer.

Paulus to Indiana Wesleyan

NEW BREMEN — Miranda Paulus, a 2013 graduate of New Bremen High School, has been accepted by Indiana Wesleyan University, where she plans to study occupational therapy. The daughter of Michael and Teresa Paulus received the Indiana Wesleyan University grant and Faculty Scholarship, a Pell Grant, an honors diploma, a Presidential Award and the New Bremen Pageant Best Talent Award. Her high school activities included Scholastic Team, Drama Club, march- Paulus ing band, pep band, concert band, jazz band, mixed choir, concert choir, solo and ensemble, Mad River Vocal Arts Festival, National Honor Society and volunteering. She attends Faith Alliance Church, is a youth group ministry leader, on the worship team and in discipleship classes. She is employed part time by Elmwood as a hostess.

BGSU announces scholarships BOWLING GREEN — More than 250 awards and scholarships were issued by Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development this spring. Area students who were recipients were as follows: Versailles: Kelsey Treon was the recipient of the Harry and Jeannette Wright Anderson Scholarship in the amount of $1,700. The junior majoring in adolescent to young adult Spanish education is a 2011 graduate of Versailles High School and previously attended Edison Community College. Treon is a member of Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity, where she has served as secretary. She is the daughter of Franklin and Jennifer Treon. Amber Wehrkamp, a sophomore, was awarded the Norman Lattanza

Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250. The daughter of Tim and Tammy Wehrkamp, she has been honored on the dean’s list at BGSU every semester. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The 2011 graduate of Versailles High School is an intervention specialist major in mild/moderate disabilities. Fort Loramie: Lindsay Hilgefort was the recipient of the Robert and Wrey Barber Scholarship in the amount of $3,300. The incoming freshman will be pursuing a degree in adolescent to young adult integrated mathematics education. She is a 2013 graduate of Fort Loramie High School where she served as class historian, vice president and secretary of Student

Council, secretary of the National Honor Society, varsity co-captain of volleyball, basketball and competition cheerleading, and member of Spanish Club, History Club and Mathletes. She is the daughter of Steve and Stacey Hilgefort. Brittany Bollheimer, a junior majoring in early childhood education, received the Florence E. Smith Scholarship in the amount of $750. The daughter of Steve and Katie Bollheimer, she is a 2010 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and has been honored on the dean’s list at BGSU. She is a clerical aid for the English department, a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society, a tutor for America Reads and a volunteer for Literacy in the Park. S idney: Jason Christman, a junior, was awarded the Janet Sulik Special Education

Scholarship in the amount of $1,150. The 2010 graduate of Anna High School is a member of the Bowling Green Student Council for Exceptional Children, a Dance Marathon volunteer and a UCT (United Commercial Travelers of America) Winter Hockey Festival volunteer. A dean’s list member, he is the son of William and Joyce Christman and is a mild/moderate intervention specialist major. Donovan Gregory was the recipient of the Adolescent/ Young Adult Memorial Book Scholarship in the amount of $300. The adolescent to young adult integrated social studies education major is involved in the Adolescent Young Adult Association and Club Tennis. He is a 2010 graduate of Sidney High School and the son of Lorie Gregory.

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Regional Almanac Temperatures Tuesday high........................85 Tuesday low..........................58

Precipitation Tuesday.........................none Month to date....................... .77 Year to date..............................16.3

Sunrise/Sunset Thursday sunset............8:23 p.m. Friday sunrise...............6:56 a.m. Friday sunset.................8:22 p.m.

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Is hands-on physical a thing of the past? DEAR DR. ROACH: Why physical exam is an essential has the physical exam all but part of a doctor’s visit. I think the reason it isn’t disappeared from a doctor’s visit? When I go to a doctor, done is time pressure. A typical doctor’s visit now I am lucky to have my is 14 to 18 minutes lungs and heart listened long, and hospitals to with a stethoscope. I and managed-care cannot remember when organizations have a physician has felt my requirements that take abdomen, listened up much of that time. to my chest, felt my When pressed for time, lymph nodes, felt for doctors search for pulses in my arms and To your ways to make diagnolegs, looked in my ears, ses and manage condilooked in my eyes, etc. good I have MS and also a health tions that are efficient. Talking to patients is strong family history of Dr. Keith the most efficient way vascular disease. I visit Roach of finding out what the doctor every six is wrong, although I months. Rarely does he still think we doctors or she touch me. As long as my labs are OK, I am sent on often don’t spend as much time doing that as we should. my way. This phenomenon is not Ordering lab tests is quick, limited to one doctor. I am a and is sometimes helpful, but retired RN who has watched it often isn’t diagnostic and hundreds of doctors examine the patient ends up without a patient in the hospital. Is an answer but with a large bill. the physical exam not taught Taking a bit more time, listenin medical school anymore? ing, and doing an appropriate exam may actually get the — R.J. ANSWER: The physical answer faster and much more exam is still taught in medical cheaply. I wish I knew how to change school. I don’t want to offer any excuses for not doing a the system. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have physical exam, as I think a

been diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. I have not seen this discussed before. My doctor suggests surgery. Is there any other treatment, and what kind of surgeon is recommended? Can it be done in our small local hospital by a local surgeon? — P.W. A N S W E R : Hyperparathyroidism is most often caused by overactivity of one of the four parathyroid glands (so called because they sit around the thyroid gland in the neck). Parathyroid hormone is essential for calcium metabolism and for bone health. Symptoms of excess parathyroid hormone include kidney stones, abdominal pain and depression. In severe cases, bone pain and weakness can occur, but this is rare now, since most people are diagnosed because of high calcium levels found during routine blood testing. Treatment can be accomplished with surgery or medications. Anyone with symptoms is a candidate for surgery. For people with no symptoms, those who are younger than 50, with very high calcium levels, loss of kidney function

or severe bone loss probably should have surgery. The surgery can damage one of the nerves to the vocal cords, even in the best hands. For that reason, I recommend getting the most experienced surgeon around. DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you suggest an herb or medication for treating tinnitus? — J.G. ANSWER: Tinnitus is the sensation of sound when there isn’t any. For many people, it’s a high-pitched whine, but it may sound different to different people. No medication or herb has been proven to be helpful for tinnitus. In my experience, sound therapy — the use of white noise — is an effective treatment. The American Tinnitus Association has a great website ( with information and support groups.

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing for his OWN addiction to tell about the letter you printed on another group member. — from “Somewhere in the ANONYMOUS IN THE USA DEAR ANONYMOUS: South” (May 26) who heard someone confess to a crime I received a ton of criticism he had committed at age 12 for my response to that letduring one of his Narcotics ter. Readers like you wrote to point out that I was Anonymous (NA) misinformed about meetings. The person how these programs asked if he should go to work; others berated the police. You advised me for not insisting him to talk about it to the writer notify the the “group leader.” police immediately. Abby, in a 12-step I was — and still program, there is no am — of two minds formal leader who has a Dear on the question. While responsibility to report Abby it would be satisfying anything to the authoriAbigail ties. There are usually Van Buren to see “justice done,” I could not bring myself discussion groups led to recommend going by someone chosen for against the principle the night. I am not condoning what the person did at that upon which these 12-step young age. It was a horrible programs that have helped act. But 12-step programs are thousands of people is based. Another principle of these based on ANONYMITY. Reporting what is heard programs is that people who at meetings is completely have hurt others must make against what 12-step meetings amends for what they have are all about. It was unfair done. However, this is the of you to place responsibil- responsibility of the person ity on someone who is there who committed the crime —

NOT someone who overheard mention of it at a meeting. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I have been a member of NA for 26-plus years (drug-and alcohol-free for that entire time). I also work in the field of mental health, where I have certain reporting duties as part of my professional code of ethics. I learned long ago how to separate my professional responsibilities from my membership in NA. If I obtain information about abuse or neglect in the conduct of my profession, THEN I have a duty to act. Should I overhear something at a meeting, in the mall or some other social setting, I have no specific duty to report. — CLEAN, FREE AND LIVING LIFE DEAR ABBY: As a 30-year member, I can say with certainty that some meeting attendees are grandiose and others are mentally ill. I have not infrequently heard disclosures that I later determined to be not true. The advice for members offered by our

NA traditions is, “Take what you can use (in one’s own recovery) and leave the rest of what one hears at a meeting.” — CHARLES IN ILLINOIS DEAR ABBY: I disagree with your answer to that letter! Yes, this needs to be reported. If the victim died in that incident, it is a cold case and the boy’s parents — if they are still alive — would have never had closure. There may be siblings who would want to know what happened to their brother. I am not a believer that if you confess to murder in NA, AA or with a priest in a confessional that they are bound not to tell. That is HOGWASH! For some crimes I would say OK, but not something this serious. — JIM R., LANCASTER, CALIF.

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100 years Aug. 22, 1913 The special commission of the General Assembly, making an inspection of the canal properties of the state will visit Sidney and Shelby County next Tuesday. The committee is inspecting the canals and will confer with citizens of the canal towns in ascertain local sentiment regarding the abandonment or use of the waterways. Special inquiry will be made to the amount of freight which would be available for transportation by the waterways. ——B.F. Martin, postmaster at Anna, has been elected vice president of the Association of Third and Fourth Class Postmasters, at its annual meeting held in Dayton. ——C.W. Benjamin, who has conducted a coal business with offices on North Main Avenue in this city for the past 18 years, has sold out to P.E. Sherman, of this city. Mr. Benjamin expects to devote his entire time in the future to his manufacturing interests. 75 years Aug. 22, 1938 An enthusiastic meeting of the residents of Minster and Fort Loramie and the territory surrounding Lake Loramie was held at Ruhlman’s Recreation in Minster last night for the purpose of organizing a sportsmen’s group to further the interests of the lake and its surroundings. The organization will be known as the Lake Loramie Improvement Association. The following officers were named: Cy Sherman, Minster, president; Ralph Vogelsang, Ft. Loramie, vice president; Granville Filburn, secretary, and William Borchers, Ft. Loramie, treasurer. 50 years Aug. 22, 1963 With an eye to the

future, Shelby County fair board members put the recent 1963 exposition under the microscope studying its good features and vowing to correct any flaws that may have appeared. Highlighting the “good” side of the ledger was a report from treasurer Ernest Martin showing 1963 gate receipts, auto parking fees and sale of membership and grandstand tickets was $20,621.60 against the year-ago figure of $20,346.95. 25 years Aug. 22, 1988 Sidney Police arrested a man Friday night and charged him with aggravated arson in connection with four recent fires. Charged is Jimmy Oldham, 21, 1480 Riverside Drive. Sidney Fire Chief Joseph Geuy said Oldham has confessed to setting fires at the Goodwin Furniture store in downtown Sidney, a Stolle Corp. Warehouse on Oak Avenue, Damar Products on Russell Road, and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ on North Ohio Avenue. ——Martin L. “Mick” Given has been promoted to executive vice president of Ferguson Construction Company, according to Richard L. Scott, president. Given will maintain his responsibilities for the construction operations of the firm. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton. ——— These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.

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LONDON (AP) — One Direction has one less eligible bachelor. Band member Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix. They’re both 20. Edwards was spotted wearing a diamond ring Tuesday at One Direction film premiere “This Is Us” in London. Edwards’ mother, Debbie, confirmed Wednesday that her daughter and Malik were engaged. She told Real Radio: “It’s true. They got engaged on Sunday and it’s absolutely lovely.” Columbia Records confirmed in a statement that “Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private.” Like boy band One Direction, female trio Little Mix formed on British TV talent show “The X Factor,” winning the competition in 2011. One Direction placed third in 2010, but went on to top charts around the world. ——— LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Duhamel may diss his pregnant wife in his latest film, but in real life, he loves his lady’s lumps. At the Los Angeles premiere for “Scenic Route,” the 40-year-old actor said that although the dark and twisted character he portrays in the movie feels that his wife is unattractive, he thinks Fergie has “never been more beautiful.”


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For Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You have a hair trigger today and you're feisty! You feel excitable, rebellious and quick to react. Guard against jumping to conclusions without hearing all the facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You feel restless today. Secrets might come out when you least expect them. You might be attracted to someone from another culture. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Casual get-togethers or large conferences will be the source of a surprise or two for you. Meetings might change. Unusual people might show. Someone will create changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't rebel when dealing with authority figures today. And don't quit your day job. Give something a sober second thought by sleeping on it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Sudden opportunities to travel or explore avenues in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education might arise. This window of good fortune will be brief -- therefore, act quickly! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Stay in touch with your bank account today, because your finances -- especially related to debt, taxes, shared property, bills and inheritances -- are unpredictable. Keep your eyes open. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Relationships will be full of fun and surprises today (hopefully pleasant). Someone might want to change the rules of a relationship because this person wants more freedom. Anything can happen. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your work routine will be interrupted today, possibly by computer crashes, staff shortages, equipment breakdowns and high-tech glitches. Allow extra time so that you have wiggle room to cope. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Parents take note: This is an accidentprone day for your kids, so keep your eyes open. It's also a fun day full of surprises. (Keep on your toes.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Surprises on the home front are guaranteed today. You might run out of something, small appliances could break down, or a minor breakage could occur. Surprise company might knock on the door. Yikes! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an accident-prone day for you; however, an accident does not have to happen. You can prevent this by being alert and aware of everything you say and do. Slow down and be careful. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) If shopping today, keep your receipts and count your change. You might find money; you might lose money. YOU BORN TODAY You have grace and poise. You're always ready for what's going to happen next. At times, you appear aloof and detached. You have excellent money savvy and are straightforward about going after what you want (sometimes to the chagrin of others). Many of you develop an excellent technical expertise. This year is the beginning of an exciting, fresh new cycle for you. Open any door! Birthdate of: Gene Kelly, performer; Kobe Bryant, basketball star; Laura Claycomb, coloratura soprano.






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LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose family once took in the suspect in an Atlanta-area school shooting said Wednesday that he was mentally ill but never violent in the past. Natasha Knotts told The Associated Press that Michael Brandon Hill lived with her and her husband for several months in his late teens. She says she served as a mother figure for Hill in after he started coming to the small church where she and her husband are pastors. Also on Wednesday, police gave more details about the previous day’s ordeal and what led up to it. Before going to the school, investigators say that Hill took a photo of himself with an AK 47-style rifle and packed up nearly 500 rounds of ammunition — enough to shoot more than half the school’s students. Police said Hill, 20, got the gun from an acquain-

tance, but it’s not clear if he stole it or had permission to take it. No one was injured, but the suspect exchanged gunfire with police who surrounded Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur. The school’s 870 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade were evacuated. “We have to make a reasonable assumption he was there to do harm to someone,” said DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander. Knotts said Hill called her sister Tuesday afternoon before the shooting and said he had a rifle but didn’t say what he was planning to do. She said she believes that Hill acted out as a plea for help. “This is something that’s totally out of his character. This is not him. This is not the Mike that I know. For anyone that knew Mike, this was a total devastation,” she said in an interview at her home in Lithonia.

Municipal court In Sidney Municipal Court, Judge Duane Goettemoeller heard the following cases: • Gregory S. Scholl, 44, 3535 River Road, weapons under disability, bond $91. • Lawrence A. Watkins, 27, 239 N. Walnut Ave., failure to comply with an officer, dismissed; trafficking in drugs, dismissed; possessing criminal tools, dismissed. • Nola Williams, 52, 957 1/2 Buckeye Ave., criminal trespass, dismissed. • Taylor R. Werner, 22, 407 S. Miami Ave., theft, $250 plus $138 costs, 90 days in jail. • Ronald Packer, 45, 750 Marilyn Drive, disorderly conduct, $75 plus $138 costs. • Rhonda McKibben, 50, 204 Doorley Road, Apt. F, cruelty to animals, $150 plus $120 costs, 30 days in jail (20 suspended); cruelty to animals, $10 costs. • Charles P. McClellan Jr., 33, 1623 Willow Place, drug abuse, $1,000 ($850 suspended) plus $118 costs, 90 days in jail. • Carol A. Deal, 64, 423 N. Main Ave., criminal trespass, $138 costs; criminal trespass, dismissed. • Jessica M. Slone, 34, 1507 Spruce Ave., failure to reinstate license, $150 plus $111 costs. • Pamela Leckey, 705 N. Main Ave., prohibited parking spaces, dismissed; prohibited parking spaces, dismissed. • Paulina M. Lawson, 18, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., obedience to traffic control devices, $25 plus $111. • R. Jay Quinn, 32, 105 N. Main St., Botkins, speed, $30 plus $105 costs. • Joyce E. Hughes, 59, 515 Thomas Drive, speed, $30 plus $105 costs. • Brooke N. Davis, 20, 1510 Spruce Ave., Apt. 5, driving under suspension, $250 plus $186 costs, 20 days in jail. • Brett Taylor, 30, 320 Mulberry St., attempted assault, amended from assault, $250 plus $151

costs, 90 days in jail; assault, dismissed, $10 costs; falsification, $250 plus $132, 180 days in jail. • Michael E. Smith, 48, 1148 Hamilton Ave., child endangering, $100 plus $138 costs, 45 days in jail. • Justin R. Devault, 19, 707 Foraker St., disorderly conduct, amended from domestic violence, $100 plus $138 costs, 20 days in jail (five suspended, jail reconsidered for fines/costs, anger/rage classes). • Noelle G. Cost, 21, 1226 Constitution Ave., ownership of wild animals, $250 ($150 suspended), 10 days in jail; ownership of wild animals, $250 ($150 suspended) plus $10 costs, 10 days in jail (jail to be reconsidered if fines are paid). • Terry L. Moon, 56, 721 N. West Ave., disorderly conduct, $150 plus $138 costs, 20 days in jail (reconsidered for fines and costs). • Zachary K. Luthman, 24, 800 Doorley Road, DUI, $375 plus $128 costs, 25 days in jail (reconsidered for fines, costs, employment); operate without reasonable control, dismissed, $10 costs. • Robert D. Sprague, 37, 1507 Spruce Ave., DUI, $375 plus $128 costs, five days in jail (reconsidered for fines, costs); DUI, dismissed, $10 costs. • Codey M. Sharp, 19, 14811 State Route 119, driving under suspension (FRA), dismissed $105 costs; seatbelt, dismissed. • Derek A. Roediger, 24, 1125 Evergreen Drive, seatbelt, $30 plus $86 costs. • Aaron J. Wehrman, 28, 12021 Lochard Road, seatbelt, $30 plus $86 costs. • Keith T. Richards, 36, 203 Onyx Drive, speed, $70 plus $111 costs. • Eric M. Larger, 22, 16915 Lucas Geib Road, Botkins, seatbelt, $30 and $86 costs. • Tyrone L. Jones, 33, 725 St. Marys Ave., obeying traffic control device, $25 plus $105 costs.


Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk Aug 22 Auctions

This Ordinance provides for the refinancing of General Obligation Refunding Bonds for the Police Station. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2766 as adopted by Sidney City Council on August 12, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk

Aug 22

ORDINANCE A-2767 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $5,065,000 OF BONDS OF THE CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING A PORTION OF THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND COLLECTION SYSTEM. This Ordinance provides for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds for cost of constructing various improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2767 as adopted by Sidney City Council on August 12, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk

Aug 22


Real Estate Auction Yard Sale ANNA 13900 Lochard Rd. Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm. Some furniture items. Cane bottom rocking chair. Lots of household items. Seasoned fire wood. Miscellaneous. ANNA, 13831 Harmon (take 25A North of Sidney), Friday 95pm, Saturday 9-4pm, children toys, household items, bikes, clothes, motorcycles, 4wheeler, ramps, lawnmowers, tiller, kerosene heater, shop light, Wagner Ware, lots of new items coming Saturday DEGRAFF, 6450 Cemetery Rd, (2 miles east of Rosewood corner St Rt 29 and Cemetery.) Barn Sale, MULTIFAMILY, Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-2, furniture, books, toys, clothes (size 6-adult), vintage animal S&P and planters, collectibles, tow package, household, tapes/dvds, misc LOCKINGTON, 10288 Museum Trail, Lockington New Beginnings Church, RUMMAGE SALE, Thursday & Friday 9-6pm, Saturday 9-noon, clothes, knickknacks, miscellaneous. LOCKINGTON, 11150 Lockington Road, Thursday-Saturday9-6pm, Sunday 9-5pm, 26 Sea Ray Boat, trailer like new, household goods, plumbing, PVC fittings bathroom/kitchen sinks, urinal, electric motors, shop lights, duct work commercial ice maker, small refrigerator, office chairs, clothes, smooth top range wedding dresses, weight bench, weights, many more items!!! SIDNEY 737 Country Side Ln. Saturday 9am-5pm. Country & rustic items. Curtains. Pictures. Sirius Radio. Humidifier. Clothing: Women's XL-3X, Children's 6x-12. Christmas & Fall/Halloween items.

This Ordinance authorizes the consolidation of the Police Station General Obligation Refunding Bonds and the Bonds for the cost of improvements to Auctions the Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system.

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MAPLEWOOD 19901 Maplewood Rd. Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. sewing machines, pictures, mirrors, skateboards, records, waterline, garden wagon, books, jewelry, bike, car ramps, ffa jacket, karaoke machine, cds, collectibles, ceramics, quilts, quilt stand, tools, telescope, toys, glass, king comforter, christmas trees, clothes, lamps and more. PIQUA 1616 Nicklin Ave. Saturday only 8am-4pm. Curio cabinets. Bathroom vanity. Stand-up deep freezer. Bear collection. Car dolly. Clothing. 3, white gold, diamond necklaces; never worn. Too much to list! PIQUA 35 Orchard. Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm. Pellet stove. Tools. Garage & household items. Toys. LOTS of miscellaneous.

PIQUA 6677 Miami-Shelby (1 mile west of St Rt 66). Friday & Saturday 8am-6pm. Early fall cleaning, in barn & house! Motorhome. Antique tractors. 4,000 KW generator. Swing. Pressure washer. Lawnchairs. Sinks. Households. Miscellaneous.

See each garage sale listing and location on our Garage Sale Map. Available online at Powered by Google Maps SIDNEY 1840 Cisco Rd. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm. Bedroom furniture. Computers & accessories. Classic DVD's, MUST SEE. Home Interiors. Fishing poles. Jewelry. End tables. Book shelves. Holiday decor. TV. Clothing. Kitchen table. LOTS MORE!

SIDNEY 219 E Clay St. Friday Aug 23rd - Sunday Aug 25th 9am-4pm. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Major appliances including refrigerator & stove, furniture, household items, glassware, toys, tools, baby items, MUCH MORE! NO EARLY SALES! SIDNEY 1627 Cypress. Friday & Saturday 1-6pm. Large tackle sale! Bass pro baits of all kinds. Too much to list! Rod raffle. Baits at half price! SIDNEY 200 Hillcrest Court. Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm. Range stove. Infant toys. Boys & girls clothes: newborn-3T. Sectional couch. Car seat. Exersaucer. Miscellaneous. SIDNEY 2775 Kristy Way (Off Howeisher Rd, behind Marathon). Thursday & Friday 9am4pm. Saturday 9am-Noon. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Toys. Households. Riding mower. Carpet cleaner. Miscellaneous. SIDNEY E Hoewisher in Beechwood area. Saturday only 8am-1pm. MULTI-FAMILY Sale! Landscaping pavers & decor. Thomasville 32" TV cabinet. Norcold fridge/freezer. 9' pre-lit chritsmas tree. Holiday decor. Brand name clothes. Lots of miscellaneous kitchen items. SIDNEY, 110 Frederick Court (off Parkwood between Wells and Hoewisher) Friday & Saturday 8-noon, furniture, women clothes, small kitchen appliances, TVs teacher supplies, miscellaneous household items SIDNEY, 1148 Fairmont Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 92pm, MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE, mowers, boys clothing (Newborn-3T), juniors, women, men clothing, toys, stereo equipment, bedding, guitar and amp, lots of miscellaneous, priced to sell!! NO EARLY BIRDS SIDNEY, 125 Twin Brook Place, Saturday Only! lawn mower, desk chair, cherry wood coffee table, childrens table and chairs, lamps, and more!!! SIDNEY, 710 Marilyn Drive, Thursday 10-5pm, Friday 85pm, Saturday 8-1pm, lots of miscellaneous, come and check it out!


A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2768 as adopted by Sidney City Council on August 12, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library.


Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk



911 call discusses school gunman’s mental health


A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2768 as adopted by Sidney City Council on August 12, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library.


Aug 22

Real Estate-Farms-Antiques-Household-Equipment On-Site and On-Line 24 hours a day Auctions

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Multi Parcel Real Estate Auction Saturday September 21st. 9:00 a.m.

2 Tracts Located in Lost Creek Twp on N. Bollinger Rd. Casstown, Ohio Miami County

Tract (1) 89.651 Acres Tract (2) 83.400 Acres


For the convenience of our bidders this auction will be simulcast live on the internet auction day. Place pre-BIDS or register now for this event. View Bidder Packet and all info @ Justin Vondenhuevel CAI Auctioneer Realtor Re/Max One Realty




A McNair High school staff member works on a welcome sign for Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy students on Wednesday, a day after an armed suspect caused an ordeal at their school in Decatur, Ga. The learning academy held classes at McNair High School on Wednesday after a gunman on Tuesday held one or two staff members captive and fired into the floor of the school office. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire, police said.

City of Sidney Clay Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Bid accepted until September 5, 2013 Complete details at or (937)498-8142


Public Real Estate Farm Auction

To settle the Estate of the late Leo F. Wagner I will offer for public auction at the residence located at Cemetery Road Wapakoneta, Ohio On Saturday August 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

Real Estate Auction

Real Estate to sell at 10:00 A. M. Older 2-3 bedroom 1 ½ story home with 1 bath Wapakoneta, Ohio in the County of Auglaize and the Pusheta Township. This home is in need of renovation and is selling absolute in as is condition.


Order of sale: The chattels will be offered following. The real estate which is to sell at 10:00 A.M. Call the auctioneer for your private viewing. The terms of the real estate is 10% down on the day of the sale, with the balance due within 30 days. Parcel number 1 being described as I2402700200 containing 80 acres of which there is approximately 9 acres of woods, plus a 3 bedroom home, with approximately 1590 square feet of living space with 1 bath, on a rather new concrete basement. The out buildings consist of 40’ X 80’ pole machinery shed, 37’ X 40’ barn, and a 26’ x 36’ a 30’x37’ lean to the barn, and a 24’x 40’ Little Giant shop with concrete floor and an overhead door. Parcel number 2: being described as I2402800900 on the west side of Cemetery Road containing 40 acres of which there is approximately 1.8 acres of woods. These parcels will not be put back together and resold. According to the farmer currently renting the farm the corn production consists of approximately 150 bushels plus, wheat 62 bushels, and the beans 60 bushels. The possession when be given to the new owner when the current crops are harvested including the baling of the corn fodder. Chattels: Antique double bed, crocks, jugs, dinette, assorted glassware, couch, chairs, dressers, and more. Terms Cash or check with proper I.D.

3 Farms - 163 Acres Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: Sale to be held at the ‘End Zone’, 601 Broadway, Covington, Ohio FARM #1: Patterson Rd., Shelby County; Parcel #22-2528-100-102, 80 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 73.24 Acres Tillable. OWNER: John Levering FARM #2: W. Miami Shelby Rd., Miami County, Parcel #M40-000005, 51.105 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 50.534 Acres Tillable. OWNER: John Levering FARM #3: W. State Route 36, Piqua, Miami County, Parcel #M40-005500, 32.77 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 32 Acres Tillable. OWNER: Barbara F. Aras & Mark C. Aras TERMS: 10% down on the day of the sale. Balance due in 30 days or on delivery of deed. Buyers to have financing approved prior to sale date: Owners have the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 2013 farm proceeds go to sellers. Farms to sell in the order above. For information call: Mike Havenar/Auctioneer/Realtor 937-606-4743 #4544 W.A. Shively Realty No Co-Op


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This Ordinance authorizes the consolidation of the Police Station General Obligation ReLEGALS funding Bonds and the Bonds for the cost of improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system.

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Mrs. Joyce Wagner Executrix Auglaize County Probate Case No. 2013 EST 150 Douglas Jauret Attorney for the Estate Auction conducted by Dennis Kohler Auction L.L.C. 11571 Hardin Pike Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 419-738-8306 Associate of Binkley Real Estate Inc. Settlement by: Barb’s Clerking Service          Lunch by: E & B Concessions Auctioneers note: This offering is from a very old home; plan to attend as we are still finding things as we prepare for this auction. See complete ad with photos at auction 40386808

Advertise today by calling (877) 844-8385

Sidney Daily News, Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yard Sale

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SIDNEY, 160 Pioneer Court, Thursday-Saturday 9-4pm, camping supplies, tool box and tools, table saw, filing cabinets, cabinets, lawn chairs, coolers, sweeper, silverware, dishes, 9x12"area rug, utility cart, 5x10 utility trailer, lots more!! PLEASE PARK ON STREET SIDNEY, 1824 Robert Place, Friday, Saturday 9-2pm, MULTIFAMILY SALE, baby stuff, baby clothes, junior clothes girl clothes, plus size women, men, movies, cookbooks, Cd's, Something for Everyone!!!

SIDNEY, 199 Mercury Court, (off Apollo and North Main), MOVING SALE, Saturday 9-? Very nice home items, Christmas Decor, lots of baby stuff, including battery operated Jeep. Please park on Apollo. SIDNEY, 2500 County Road 25a, Thursday-Sunday 9-4pm, HUGE MOVING SALE, everything must go!!! Couch, oak kitchen table, big screen TV, lobster cage, church pews, collectibles, antiques, horses, water softener, Free kittens and bunnies. Much more!!!!

SIDNEY, 819 East Parkwood Street, Friday & Saturday 95pm, MOVING SALE, vintage furniture, porch swing, lots and lots of clothes (All Sizes), home decor, toys, shelves, kitchen table, small pool, everything must go!!! TROY 2565 Experiment Farm Road Saturday 8am-1pm and Sunday 10am-2pm Household items, clothes, home decor, tires, outdoor items and miscellaneous. No Early Birds! Child / Elderly Care


SUNDAY AUGUST 25th. 10:30 A.M. 17926 ST. RT. 119 Maplewood, Ohio Open House Thursday August 15th. 5-6:30

Real Estate to sell at 12:30 followed by mower and trailer: 3 BR 1.5 BA Ranch home with full basement and 2 Car attached Garage VLWXDWHG RQ RYHU  ò$FUHV 3URSHUW\ DOVR KDV D ÂżQLVKHG  ;  6KRSZLWKRYHUKHDGGRRUDQGDWWDFKHG;(QFORVHGOHDQWR Pedal Cars: Garton Kidillac Original Condition, Chevrolet Su per Sport w/red line tires, Original Condition, 55 Chevy Bel Air Restored, AMF Scat Car Jr., NYC Taxi Cab, Tow Truck, 2 Wheel Scooter, John Deere and others Pedal Tractors: -'  'LHVHO Z7UDLOHU -'$ -' .XERWD 0 0DVVH\ )HUJXVRQ  :KLWH  :RUNKRUVH &XE Cadet, Ford 9N, Ford Boomer 8N, International Harvestor, Allis Chalmers w/Trailer. Golf Cart, Mower & Trailer: Club Car gas golf cart with fold GRZQGLDPRQGSODWHVHDWDQGFDQRS\6FKURHGHU´IURQWWLOWGHFN riding lawn mower, Texas Bragg 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; single axle trailer 1 yr. old like new. John Deere Flat Bed Wagon, small pony drawn wagon, bob sled, Toys:'LH&DVWWUDFWRUVYDULRXVPRGHOVDQGVL]HV3UHVVHGPHWDO toys and trucks, Campbell Soup train set w/buildings, dolls, Tom 7KXPEW\SHZULWHUVFDOHFDUVFURTXHWVHWVJDPHVSLQJSRQJ WDEOH%OD]HUJDPHWDEOHDQGPRUH Antiques & Collectibles: Waterbury 8 day reverse painted clock, wooden mantle clock, pocket and wrist watches, Gene Autry book, Vintage Christmas Decorations, Conestoga wagon trunk, Champion School Desk, Wapak wooden butter churn 1929, CI dog door stop, buck saw, 2 man saw, PBR sign, pitcher pump, kerosene lanterns, wooden advertising boxes, Brauns lard tin, CI caboose stoves, agate dhifter knobs, porcelain Sohio sign, neon Chevrolet sign, tractor and implement manuals, Knight Rider lunch box, Carnival Glass, Hull Pottery, pressed glass, painted pitcher set, small gas pump, Leonard gas pump globe, Large glass front display case from Katterheinrihs Auto, large church pew, many more items to be discovered Modern & Antique Furniture: Very nice vintage maple 4 piece IXOO VL]H :DWHUIDOO %HGURRP VXLWH LQ DUW GHFR VW\OH LQFOXGHV EHG dresser, vanity and chair, Post Depression china cabinet, large re FOLQHUGLQHWWHVHWZFKDLUVJODVVGLVSOD\FDVHKDOOWDEOHVYLQWDJH 4 drawer dresser, Sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s granite top tables, chrome chairs, wicker SODQWVWDQGZLWKWUHOOLVOHJRFWDJRQWDEOHYLQWDJHDOXPLQXPSDWLR VHWJDPHWDEOHODUJHZRRGHQRIÂżFHGHVNPRUH Shop Tools & Misc: Craftsman hand tools, battery chargers, garden tools, log chains, hardware, rolling shop cart, shop stools, other misc shop items.

Seeking self-starter with org a n i z a t i o n a l , communication/computer skills to handle activities in high-quality, restorative dental practice. Prior dental/ medical experience a plus but not required. 30-40 hrs.


LABORER Cherokee Run Landfill is currently accepting applications for a Laborer. Duties include litter control and grounds keeping, pre/post tripping machinery, efficiently operating equipment through landfill area, and cleaning track and/or wheels at end of shift. Applicants must posses a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Ohio driver license, ability to work well with others, good communication skills, mechanical skills, and must be able to work long hours and Saturdays, in all weather conditions. Qualified applicants will possess one year experience operating heavy equipment, good eyesight and depth perception, and a strong commitment to safety and service quality. Questions about this position can be directed to the HR Dept in Bellefontaine phone: (937)593-3566


SIDNEY/ANNA AREA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 180 customers Needed Saturdays and holidays only If interested please contact Jason Martin at 937-498-5934. Please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and which route you are interested in. 40386790

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Legal Notice in Suit for Quiet Title by Adverse Possession Case No. 13-CV-000112 State of Ohio, Shelby County, Court of Common Pleas, General Division

James F. Stevenson, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio Joseph A. Chrisman, Attorney for Plaintiffs July 11, 18, 25 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22

Qualified applicants will possess one year experience operating heavy equipment, good eyesight and depth perception, and a strong commitment to safety and service quality. Questions about this position can be directed to the HR Dept in Bellefontaine phone:

Logan Acres Care Center 2739 County Road 91 Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 Attn: Andrew Hershberger Administrator (937) 592-2901 Phone (937) 592-2763 Fax


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V



WEDNESDAY 5PM-8PM August 21st & SATURDAY 11AM-2PM August 24th HOT HEAD BURRITOS 2028 West Michigan Street Sidney

DRIVERS NEEDED Local manufacturing distributor is seeking qualified applicants for immediate driver positions. Full time and part time positions available. Must possess class "A" drivers license and have minimum of 6 months experience. Must have clean MVR. Will deliver metal building products regionally.

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Concrete Laborers/ Riggers

We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package. Apply in person at: UNION CORRUGATING COMPANY 1801 W. High Street Piqua, OH 45356 No Phone Calls Please Applications will only be accepted Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. EOE Local Rehabilitation Facility looking for

Part-time/ PRN licensed Staff Positions include PT, PTA and OT.


Please fax your resume to (419)628-8028 or mail to: P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc. 326 N. Main St., Suite 300 Minster, OH 45865

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Needed to deliver the Sidney Daily News


Logan Acres is seeking a Nutrition Services Director to join our team. Viable candidates must have an Ohio Level Two certification in Food Protection or a ServSafe Manager certificate, also exceptional verbal and written communication skills. An understanding of, and strong commitment to, person centered care and a passion for working with the elderly. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yearsĘź experience in nutritional service management. If this sounds like a position you would excel in, please send resume to:




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

Applicants must posses a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Ohio driver license, ability to work well with others, good communication skills, mechanical skills, and must be able to work long hours and Saturdays, in all weather conditions.

Looking for dependable, compassionate, energetic individual who is a quick learner, 3-4 days per week, fax resume to:

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Machine Builders/ Equipt. Installation Maintenance Technicians Pipe Welders/ Fabrication Pipe Fitters/ Plumbers

Tig Welders/ Electricians General Laborers Preferred Qualifications: * 2+yrs exp. in related skilled trade. Requirements: * Willing to travel, work overtime, weekends and holidays if needed. * HS diploma or GED * Drug testing & background check Please email resumes to: Or mail to: Wells Brothers Inc. Attn: Human Resources 105 Shue Dr. Anna OH 45302 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EOE

WRITERS The Sidney Daily News seeks news and feature writers to handle assignments on independent contractor basis. Apply to Editor Jeff Billiel at or call at 937-498-5962

Great Part Time Work $100 - $300 Tips/Week


NEW JOURNEY! The New Era at NKP!

If you are an adult with a reliable vehicle and time available Mon., Wed. thru Sat. from 4am - 7am you could make extra cash delivering the Sidney Daily News close to your neighborhood.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! Opportunities include, but are not limited to locations in Sidney, Anna and East Liberty. All shifts may be considered, primary need is 2nd shift!


General Associates Experienced or will train the right candidates. May include: towbuggy operation; forklift, general assembly, etc. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs frequently

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OTR Drivers and Yard Drivers CDL A Required

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

Cherokee Run Landfill is currently accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator. Duties include operating dozers and compactors at the active dumping area, operating dump trucks, excavators, and graders as needed. Other duties include litter control and grounds keeping, pre/post tripping machinery, and cleaning track and/or wheels at end of shift.

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Justin Vondenhuevel CAI Auctioneer/REALTOR RE/MAX ONE REALTY 937-538-6231

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


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EXPERIENCED ROOFER, Part Time, must furnish references, call (937)492-8102

Mitchell M. Brautigam, etc. -vsE.F. Ferree, et al.

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PT Fitness Associates (Sidney only): experienced in general fitness and nutrition Experienced Supervisors and Managers Seeking the best place to work? Please forward us your resume! Non-production resumes welcome for any position.

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All applications for all locations accepted Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 777 South Kuther Rd. Sidney Ohio E-Mail:

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3 BR Home & Outbuilding on 3 Acres Pedal Cars & Tractors~Toys~Household Gas Golf Cart~Schroeder Mower Pony Wagon~Collectibles

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LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own homes. Stay to the end. Work with Hospice. 20 years experience. References. Dee at (937)751-5014.


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CABINET MAKERS Some experience needed. Interested parties apply Monday-Friday between 3pm-5pm Robertson Cabinets Inc 1090 S. Main St. West Milton, OH 45383 Instruction & Training MATH TUTORING by appointment only. Professional licensed by Ohio Department of Education. (937)492-5992 REAL ESTATE SALES For Sale By Owner OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2-4pm. 17255 State Route 47E, Sidney. 3 OR 4 BEDROOMS, Brick/Cedar Ranch, 3 baths, wooded, brick fireplace, 2.5 car garage, basement, $175,000 (937)726-5694 Houses For Sale 1236 TURNER, Sidney. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, C/A, 2 car garage. $128,500. Jim Walterbusch (419)305-3231, Arnold Group. MOBILE HOME, 1985 Fleetwood, 14x66, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, can be moved, (937)6386283, after 6pm Apartments /Townhouses 1 BEDROOM 219 Brookburn. NO PETS. Stove & refrigerator. References. Deposit. (937)492-0829

2 BEDROOM, Sidney, 1.5 bath, appliances, washer & dryer hookup, air, no pets, $460, (937)394-7265

Sidney Daily News, Thursday, August 22, 2013 Trucks / SUVs / Vans


AVAILABLE NOW, North Sidney! 2 bedroom half double, garage, appliances, washer/dryer hook-up provided. $545 Monthly, $500 deposit. Move in today! (866)854-7069

2002 TOYOTA Tundra, 4x4, extended cab, 210k, second owner, dark green, excellent interior, bed-liner, service records available, $6000, (937)492-3304, (937)658-3109

UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION: DONATE YOUR CAR - FAST FREE TOWING 24 Hr. Response - Tax Deduction UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info 888-928-2362

Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Large rooms. Fenced yard. refrigerator, stove. NO PETS. $505 monthly. deposit, (937)4923428 Livestock 17 HENS, 1 ROOSTER for sale. Call (937)726-0023 Pets CAT, 2 year old female, spayed & declawed, not good with other cats, ok with dogs, Free to good home, (937)4927440 after 4pm AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies, shots & wormed, POP, ready to go! Call or text (937)658-4267. WEIMARANER Mixed Puppies, Free, friendly, born June 31st, ready to go. mother on premises, call (937)596-5337 or (937)726-0524 leave message YORKIE-POO Puppies, 2 males, have 1st shots, $250 each, call (419)582-4211

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Hoying fans stand out in Music City Dave Ross NASHVILLE — This past Saturday night I’m seated in the pressbox of Greer Stadium, home to the Nashville Sounds, top minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. This is game two of a five game set with the Round Rock Express who have a similar status with the Texas Rangers. As the game begins a staffer notices a large block of fans wearing black shirts behind the Round Rock dugout. Many bear the Express logo on the front and “Hoying 40” on the back. “Who are they,” he asked. “You’ll find out when their seventh hitter comes to bat,” I responded. “I know all of those folks. They’re here from Fort Loramie, Ohio to see one of their own, Jared Hoying.” When his turn comes to lead off the third inning Hoying gets a standing ovation from his legion which is repeated and amplified when the outfielder singles to center. Looks like about 80 fans from back home have made the roughly six hour journey to Nashville which is about 30 more than were here on Friday night. Some will remain for Sunday night’s encounter before almost everyone except me heads home. Football keeps me close to home in the fall, so on this trip I’m here for the duration. Other questions emerge in the pressbox. “Is Jared related to Bobby Hoying the quarterback?” I answer that they aren’t, even though Saint Henry is nearby and the name is somewhat common. I add that both mothers are named Sue. The next inquiry is whether I’m familiar with Holmes County

in eastern Ohio. The questioner’s mother is a graduate of Berlin Hiland High School and is related to both head basketball coaches at the school. This is getting better by the minute. I inform him that Fort Loramie beat Berlin Hiland five months ago for a girls state basketball title. Jared’s younger sisters were on the team. At almost any sports venue, ushers are friendly and willing to talk. One tells me that he visited Eldora Speedway a few weeks back, and I confirm that it’s in our area. Hoying started the first three games here in left field, right field, and as Designated Hitter, and had two hits. He didn’t see action in the final pair to reflect a pattern since his promotion to AAA; He often plays three straight days, then sits twice. Round Rock won four of five in Music City. In 52 games with the Express, Jared headed back to the “Lone Star State” hitting .270 with eight homers and 24 RBI. Though this is the highest level of the minor leagues it’s still not the big time. Round Rock played at home last Thursday night and flew here on Friday morning with a connection in Houston for a game that night. A similar reverse scenario got the Express back to Texas. Private charter flights in the minors are rare. Players at this level make anywhere from $2100-$10,000 per month unless the contract has other stipulations. Meal money on the road is $25 per day. Round Rock’s season will end on Labor Day and Hoying should be back in Fort Loramie shortly thereafter. He gets married on

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Fort Loramie native Jared Hoying was surrounded by family and friends during his recent visit to Nashville, Tenn. Here he’s joined by four of his second cousins, including Will Hoying (left front), Myles Boolton (right front), Darren Hoying (middle), and Mike Hoying (top).

December 28. If the Rangers don’t add him to their 40 man major league roster he could be selected by another big league team on December 12. Will the Rangers protect him? Will he play in a fall or winter league? Could he be traded? “I have no idea,” is his blanket reply. Amid all the uncertainty Jared Hoying was positive of one thing as we parted company on Tuesday afternoon. “This has been a very enjoyable five days,” he concluded. ——— Dave Ross has worked in local sports media since 1975 and is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News. His favorite sport is baseball.

It’s what you would expect a scoreboard in the Music City to look like. This is the scoreboard at Greer Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., home of the Nashville Sounds.

Youth tennis program seeks assistance

New York Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki tips his helmet to the crowd after connecting for his 4,000th career hit, in Japan and the major leagues combined, a first-inning single in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium Wednesday in New York.

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Suzuki gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues. The 39-year- old Suzuki hit a liner off Toronto’s R.A. Dickey that bounced just beyond diving third baseman Brett Lawrie in the first inning Wednesday night for the milestone hit. Suzuki broke a tie with Lou Gehrig when he got his 2,722nd major league hit in his 13th season. The speedy outfielder amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with

Orix of Japan’s Pacific League. Suzuki’s Yankees teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed. When he went to his position in right field for the second inning, Suzuki tipped his cap to the fans who greeted him with a standing ovation. Ken Griffey Jr., a former teammate with the Seattle Mariners, congratulated Suzuki with a message shown on the video board at Yankee

Stadium. The Mariners tweeted a statement: “Ichiro’s historic milestone is testament to his position as one of the greatest hitters in the game of baseball.” Pete Rose with 4,256 hits and Ty Cobb with 4,191 are the only two players that have reached the number solely in the major leagues. According to STATS, Suzuki has the most hits through the first 13 seasons of a big league career. Paul Waner is second. He had 2,648 for Pittsburgh from 1926-38. Even though the

approach to the unprecedented milestone didn’t generate a lot of buzz in the United States because it doesn’t count in the record books, players have great respect for Suzuki’s accomplishment. “That’s a lot of hits, man,” Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said last week. “It’s pretty impressive. I don’t care if it’s 4,000 in Little League. It shows how consistent he’s been throughout his career. It makes you look at how many hits he’s got in a short amount of time. That’s difficult to do, so Ichi has been as consistent as anyone.”

Sidney to host Meadowdale Friday in ‘Jamboree Game’ Vespa to sell chicken dinners Friday night will mark the final tune-up for nearly all county and area football squads before the season opens on Aug. 31. Sidney will mark the occasion with its “Football Jamboree Game” Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium against Dayton Meadowdale. The night will feature the Vespa Quarterback Club selling chicken dinners. They will cost $7 each.

Admission to the scrimmage will be charged, the cost being $3. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army and the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s catastrophic insurance fund. Sidney High athletic director Mitch Hoying says there will be no passes honored or any free promotional admittance. Only game participants will be admitted free.

Elsewhere, Lehman will play Friday at Parkway at 6 p.m., Fort Loramie will play at Fort Recovery at 7:30, Anna will play at home at 7 against Dixie, Minster will play at Wapakoneta at 7:30, Versailles will host Covington at 7, and New Bremen will be at Indian Lake at 6 p.m. Riverside will play its final scrimmage on Saturday at 10 a.m. at home against Ansonia.

For the past four summers, the Shelby County Community Tennis Association has sponsored a youth tennis program. The QuickStart format of teaching tennis was employed in this effort. QuickStart Tennis utilizes smaller rackets and courts, as well as lower compression tennis balls. Youth-sized courts may be seen at the newly-resurfaced tennis complex at Sidney High School. The Association is looking for an individual or individuals to assist with youth tennis for the 2014 season. Helping with distribution of flyers advertising the program, ordering equipment and securing coaches would be some of the tasks necessary to operate the program. Supervising play one

night a week in June and July would also be required. Interested parties should contact Greg and Priscilla Wilt at 497-8118 or email them at gpwilt@embarqmail. com as soon as possible. The Shelby County CTA was formed in 2009 to promote, support and develop the growth of tennis in all communities of Shelby County. Affiliated with the United States Tennis Association, the CTA has enlisted the backing of schools, local government agencies, tennis players, and interested parents to accomplish this goal. Youth tennis amd maintaining the tennis facilities at Sidney and Lehman Catholic high schools are but two of the CTA’s projects.

Vespa Club Reverse Raffle tickets to be sold at stadium

The Sidney Vespa Quarterback Club will hold its annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Vandemark Farms, and announced this week that tickets will sold Friday night at the Sidney High football scrimmage against Meadowdale. The scrimmage starts at 7 p.m. and will be at Sidney Memorial Stadium. Tickets for the Reverse Raffle are $60 each, and that gets the buyer dinner for two and all beverages at the event Saturday night. It also gives you a chance to win the grand prize of $4,000. Only 300 tickets have been printed for the raffle. The first, 25th, 50th, 75th,

100th 125th, 150th, 175th, 200th, 225th, 250th and 275th tickets drawn will each win the holder $50. The 300th ticket will win the holder the grand prize, and you need not be present to win. The tickets will be sold Friday night in the Vespa Room at Sidney Memorial Stadium, but if you can’t make it to the scrimmage and want to get in on the reverse raffle, you can contact Vespa president Dave Rose at 937-726-4659. Dinner Saturday night at the Reverse Raffle will begin at 6:30 and drawings will start at 7:30. The raffle is a fundraiser for the Vespa Quarterback Club.

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Four Turns

Tracks on Tap

OUT EARLY For the 1 JOHNSON first time this season, point leader


Jimmie Johnson failed to finish the race. Engine failure sidelined Johnson after only 54 laps in Michigan. With a huge points lead, Johnson and his team have been experimenting with different setups with an eye on the Chase.

TEASES On Sunday, Dale 2 JUNIOR Earnhardt Jr. repeated an unfortu-

nate pattern he’s developed recently at MIS — leading laps but ultimately disappearing from the picture at the front. Junior led 20 laps in the first half of the race but crashed after a tire failure on lap 136. He finished 36th.

FUELISH Mark Martin al3 BEING most saw the end of his 120-race winless streak Sunday. He led 23 straight laps late in the race, but the team gambled that the No. 55’s fuel load could be stretched to the checkered flag. Martin ran out of fuel with four laps to go, losing the lead to eventual winner Joey Logano.

DEPARTING Earnhardt 4 MONTOYA Ganassi Racing revealed last week

that Juan Pablo Montoya won’t be returning to the team’s No. 42 Sprint Cup cars next season. Montoya won a pair of Cup road-course races but failed to break through on ovals. Among those under consideration to replace him is 21-year-old Kyle Larson, who has made noise in the Nationwide Series.

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Jimmie Johnson (4) 813 — Clint Bowyer 772 -41 Carl Edwards (1) 762 -51 Kevin Harvick (2) 749 -64 Kyle Busch (3) 706 -107 Matt Kenseth (4) 688 -125 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 679 -134 Brad Keselowski 667 -146 Kurt Busch 665 -148 Greg Biffle (1) 663 -150


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

Kasey Kahne (2) Martin Truex Jr. (1) Joey Logano (1) Jeff Gordon Ryan Newman (1) Jamie McMurray Paul Menard Tony Stewart (1) Aric Almirola Jeff Burton

Out of 10th

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

POINTS BEHIND 769 — 756 -13 754 -15 754 -15 751 -18 722 -47 706 -63 696 -73 695 -74 687 -82

Joey Logano celebrates his first win of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season at Michigan International Speedway.

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Wild Card Win Joey Logano wins in Michigan, muddies Chase wild card outlook

By MIKE HEMBREE Athlon Sports Contributor

The timing could not have been better. Joey Logano needed a win. Ford needed a win. Penske Racing needed a win. And there was an additional trophy on the line. When Logano swept across the Michigan International Speedway finish line 1.01 seconds in front of Kevin Harvick to win the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday, a laundry list of positives received some big checkmarks. The victory was Logano’s first in Sprint Cup for Penske Racing, which brought him on board to start the 2013 season. It was the 23-year-old driver’s first Cup win in 44 races, dating to a victory at Pocono Raceway in June 2012. The win dramatically enhanced Logano’s chances of making the Chase for the Sprint Cup with only three races remaining to the cutoff for the playoffs. Ford had been shut out of victory lane since Greg Biffle won at Michigan in June, and Logano’s win was the Blue Oval’s fourth of the year. And the victory came with a significant, bragging-rights bonus. Wins at MIS are particularly treasured in the Cup garage area because the track is so close to the heartbeat of the American automobile manufacturing base in and around Detroit. MIS added some

shine to that dynamic last week by introducing the Michigan Heritage trophy, a 30-pound bronze award to be presented to the winning manufacturer after each Cup race at the track. The perpetual trophy wound up in Blue Oval colors Sunday, and the win gained even more importance because the track is so special to Penske Racing owner Roger Penske, who calls Detroit home and once owned MIS. “What a great place to win,” Logano said. “What a great time to win, being in Ford’s backyard, being in Roger’s backyard. Just a great opportunity for me. I’m glad to make the most of it.” Logano had been threatening to break through all season, carrying five top-5 finishes into MIS. But he also has struggled at various junctures, and four race finishes of 35th or worse have made the run toward a Chase spot difficult. With the MIS win, Logano jumped three places in points to 13th, 17 points out of the Chase top 10. He also became a big player in the battle for two wildcard spots in the Chase, sitting in third in that part of the standings. “We need to try to figure out how aggressive we need to be,” Logano said of the team’s planning for the final three races of the regular season. “That’s a conversation we’ll have throughout this week. Right now, as long as we’re consistent, knocking off top 10s

like this team has been doing, if we get another win, yeah, it’s going to help us get in the Chase, but it is definitely a great help for our Chase hopes.” The scramble for Chase spots remains an interesting one with races at Bristol, Atlanta and Richmond still on the pre-Chase list. The top seven drivers in points appear to be very good bets for the Chase, but from eighth through 15th the battle should be quite vivid over the next three weeks. Logano led the final four laps of Sunday’s race, which, like numerous other MIS events in recent seasons, became a fuel-mileage test of sorts. Mark Martin, driving his last race for Michael Waltrip Racing (he’ll move in as a substitute for the injured Tony Stewart this week), took a shot at the race win over the closing miles, although the team projected his Toyota would run out of fuel with two or three laps remaining. Indeed, Martin’s fuel tank emptied, and Logano swept into first with four laps to go. Harvick followed him to the finish line but had no real chance to compete for the win. Following in the top 5 were Kurt Busch (who continued his strong mid-season surge in the Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet), Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer. Austin Dillon, driving for Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet, rallied from an early-race crash to finish 14th.

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

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Matt Crafton (1) 464 — Jeb Burton (1) 413 -51 James Buescher (1) 412 -52 Ty Dillon (1) 402 -62 Miguel Paludo 391 -73 Brendan Gaughan 390 -74 Timothy Peters (1) 382 -82 Ryan Blaney (1) 379 -85 Darrell Wallace Jr. 370 -94 Johnny Sauter (2) 369 -95

Throttle Up/Throttle Down

JOEY LOGANO Logano certified team owner Roger Penske’s confidence in bringing him aboard the Ford team this season, winning in the No. 22 for the first time and putting the team in position to mount a serious challenge for the Chase. JEFF GORDON It was a mediocre race day for Gordon at Michigan. He was never in the group at the front and came home a sour 17th. He dropped a spot in points to 14th, remains winless and is on the outside looking in for the Chase. Compiled and written by Mike Hembree. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikehembree.

Johnson early favorite as Chase nears By MIKE HEMBREE Athlon Sports Contributor

Is the race for this year’s Sprint Cup championship going to be a wild run featuring a posse of several drivers — as NASCAR intended when the Chase for the Sprint Cup was introduced — or will it be a breeze for five-time champion Jimmie Johnson? With the Chase cutoff race at Richmond International Raceway looming, a case can be made for both versions. Johnson is in the middle of another spectacular year. Entering Saturday’s race at Bristol, he has a comfy 41-point lead over secondplace Clint Bowyer. That lead, of course, will mostly disappear when the standings are reset for the Chase, but the impact of Johnson’s season to date certainly will not disappear. He has four victories, a number matched only by Matt Kenseth,

who is sixth in points. His 15 top 10s are more than any other driver, and the NASCAR point system is absolutely in love with consistent, top-10 showings. He has led the points after 21 of 23 races. He has led at least one lap in 14 of 23 races. He is strong. Even after a blown engine Sunday at Michigan nailed Johnson with his first did-not-finish of the season, there is no reason to consider him anything but a solid favorite as the Chase approaches. Will there be contenders — or pretenders — for the throne? Indications are several drivers could have a shot at gunning down Johnson. Kyle Busch looks like the driver with the best shot. Busch actually has more top-5 finishes (10) than Johnson (9). He

has rallied from a poor start (finishes of 34th and 23rd in the first two races) to land fifth in points after ranking 11th just a handful of races ago. Busch logged his third win of the year two weeks ago at Watkins Glen International, and he’s finished in the top 12 in six of the past seven races. He was expected to have a Sprint Cup championship by now; this could be the year he notches the first. Although Kenseth has trailed off to a degree in recent weeks, he has four wins scattered throughout the schedule and figures to give other frontrunners fits in the Chase. A steady point racer, Kenseth’s victories will put him at or near the top of the standings for the Chase kickoff. Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick also are parked in the seasonal top 5 and could shake up things with some strong runs in the early weeks of the Chase.

Race: Irwin Tools Night Race Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Location: Bristol, Tenn. When: Saturday, Aug. 24 TV: ABC (7:30 p.m. EST) Layout: .533-mile oval Banking/Turns: Variable (24-30 degrees) Banking/Straightaways: 16 degrees 2012 Winner: Denny Hamlin Crew Chief’s Take: “Very few drivers ever really get comfortable at Bristol, although most say they do. The outside groove proved to be the one that drivers preferred after Bruton (track owner Bruton Smith) ground the surface up. It’s one of the most exciting tracks in NASCAR, for sure, with the amount of action we’ve seen over the years. Multiple grooves have come and gone, but it’s always good racing with beating and banging, and I expect nearly the same regardless of what car is running and how confident the drivers are in them. Everyone at one time wanted a ticket to Bristol, so it should still be on your bucket list to go see, because now you can actually get one.” NATIONWIDE SERIES

Race: Food City 250 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway When: Friday, Aug. 23 TV: ESPN (7:30 p.m. EST) 2012 Winner: Joey Logano CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

Race: UNOH 200 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21 TV: FOX SPORTS 1 (8:00 p.m. EST) 2012 Winner: Timothy Peters

Classic Moments Bristol Motor Speedway Long known for high drama and short tempers, Bristol Motor Speedway lived up to its billing in rarely seen fashion in the 1999 Goody’s Headache Powder 500. Out front in the closing laps, Terry Labonte handed the lead to Dale Earnhardt by gambling with a four-tire pit stop under a late yellow while Earnhardt and other contenders stayed on track. But, with only a handful of cars on the lead lap, Labonte lined up sixth on the subsequent restart with five laps remaining — plenty of time to mount a charge. Using the fresh rubber to his full advantage, Labonte quickly began picking off competitors and, by the time the white flag waved, wrestled the lead from Earnhardt coming to the start/finish line. But just as Labonte’s No. 5 Chevrolet cleared Earnhardt’s vaunted black No. 3 on the exit of Turn 2, Earnhardt clipped Labonte in the left rear quarter panel to “rattle his cage,” as The Intimidator later quipped. The move sent Labonte spinning and Earnhardt sailing to a controversial victory that would become a favorite topic around dinner tables and water coolers for years to come.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: Hard to ignore Kyle Busch’s five wins and 12 top 10s in 17 Cup starts at Bristol. Pretty Solid Pick: Michigan winner Joey Logano finished eighth after leading 139 laps at Bristol last August. Good Sleeper Pick: Take a look at Brian Vickers — who finished eighth at BMS in March — in his new No. 55 gig. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Mark Martin may have landed a nice substitute role in Tony Stewart’s No. 14, but that won’t change the fact that he hasn’t won a Cup race at Bristol since 1998. Insider Tip: Aggression is often rewarded at Bristol, making the Busch brothers, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski the types to keep an eye on.

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Earnhardt feeling the heat after sub-par weekends RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two weeks ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sailing along looking like a lock to make it into NASCAR’s Chase for the championship, standing fifth in points in one of the most consistent seasons of his career. Then he finished 30th at Watkins Glen, and 36th at Michigan. Suddenly the most popular driver in the Sprint Cup Series is feeling some heat. “The confidence is there, but the stress is there, too,” he said during a pause from testing Wednesday at Richmond International Raceway, where all four Hendrick Motorsports teams are spending two days. Earnhardt has fallen to

seventh in the standings, just 20 points ahead of teammate Kasey Kahne, who is 11th with three races remaining before the field is set in the regular season finale at Richmond. The top 10 in points automatically qualify, along with two wild card selections that place a premium on victories. Kahne has two, leading everyone outside the top six, and Earnhardt doesn’t have any. “You definitely don’t like to be in this situation,” Earnhardt said. “I don’t think anybody wants to be on the bubble or even worried or concerned about points leading up to Richmond, so we hope to have a couple of good weeks to put our-

selves in a pretty comfortable situation before we even come here.” Earnhardt has three career victories on the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval, which drivers say combines short-track bumping and banging and a superspeedway feel, but his last victory here came in May 2006. “It’s a tough track,” he said. “Just looking at everybody as a whole, nobody really comes here and is just great every time. It’s not a track that you see one team consistently dominate. We’ve had good cars here and brought back the same setup and it just didn’t work. You’re never really sure when you show up.” The series moves to Bristol Motor Speedway

this weekend, and also stops in Atlanta before returning to Richmond with what looks to be a battle that could go down to the final laps under the lights at RIR. Matt Kenseth, who is sixth in points, and No. 12 Martin Truex Jr. are separated by just 35 points. “The intensity definitely ramps up a little bit, especially with all these short tracks right here butting up against the Chase with Bristol and Richmond,” Earnhardt said. “It definitely puts some tension in the air and makes everybody a little bit more nervous because anything can happen.” B OX E R S OR BRIEFS?: Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson

enjoys interacting with fans on Twitter because it can help build his fan base, but said there are pitfalls, too. In connecting with people who like you, he said, you also make yourself available to those that don’t. “The social media world is an amazing world and a great place to connect with your fans and to show you fans part of your life that they don’t generally get to see, and also a side of your personality,” Johnson said, “but it’s also a great area for haters to get involved and do whatever they want. “I don’t think anyone’s immune to it. It doesn’t matter what sport you’re in. Haters have a chance, and I’m sure most of

them are sitting in their mom’s basement in their underwear sending these tweets.” DILLON MOVING UP: Ty Dillon will move from the Camping World Truck Series to the Nationwide Series next season, replacing older brother Austin in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 car. The move has long been expected as Austin has been preparing to move full-time to Sprint Cup. No sponsor has been announced for Austin in Cup, and nothing official has been announced by Childress. But RCR has said Yuengling beer will sponsor Ty Dillon for eight races in the Nationwide Series.


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Fuller’s win in Preview was his third in a row

When the annual Shelby County Cross Country Preview was run Tuesday evening at Anna, a bit of history was made. The varsity boys race was won by Joe Fuller of Lehman, a returning state qualifier from a year ago. It was the third year in a row that Fuller has won the Preview, and that’s the first time that’s happened in boys or girls competition. The girls race featured a trio of All-Ohio runners at the front of the pack. Russia’s Emily Borchers was eighth in the state meet last fall and teammate Lauren Heaton was 12th. Fort Loramie’s Meg Westerheide placed 25th at the state meet. Tuesday night, Westerheide outdueled her two County rivals, winning the varsity girls race in 20:11.6. Borchers was second in 20:19.0 and Heaton third in 20:48. They will no doubt meet up several more times during the season, and will return to the course at Anna on Oct. 12 for the County Meet. Girls team scores — 1. Russia 23, 2. Fort Loramie

56, 3. Botkins 89, 4. Anna 105, 5. Sidney 115, 6. Houston 177. Girls individual results Russia — 2. Emily Borchers 20:19, 3. Lauren Heaton 20:48, 6. Molly Kearns 21:37.8, 8. Emilie Frazier 22:26.5, 9. Kirstin Voisard 22:40.9. Fort Loramie — 1. Meg Westerheide 20:11.6, 11. Tara Luebke 22:55.1, 14. Rachel Schmitmeyer 23:29.4, 19. Claire Kazmaier 24:12.5, 21. Hannah Meyer 24:39.5. Botkins — 4. Chloe Flora 21:07.3, 15. Kayla Heuker 23:41.8, 23. Bethany Christman 25:05.8, 32. Taylor Weatherhead 25:53.6, 38. MacKenzie Brown 26:37.2. Anna — 16. Jenna Harshbarger 23:42.5; 18. Jennifer Robinson 24:09.6; 20. Amy Albers 24:20.7; 39. Nicole Smith 26:55.945. Shelbie Albers 27:19.8. Sidney — 12. Stevie Shepherd 22:57.9, 25. Taylor Busse 25:27.1, 27. Martin Grace 25:41.6, 37. Malia Kellner 26:33.8, 48. Kyrie Kellner 27:40.7. Houston — 26. Emma Mertz 25:33.9; 73. Terrie Powell 34:14.5, 77. Caitlin

Ryan 38:58.1, 78. Kayode Momom 39:19.6, 81. Brittany Timmmerman 40:08.3. Lehman — 5. Jenna Zimmerman 21:14.1, 7. CarolineHeitmeyer 21:53.7, 31. Katie Heckman 25:52.1, 35. Janelle Gravunder 26:20. Jackson Center — 64. Abby Nash 31:53.6, 66. Meredith Himmeger 32:29.5; 72. Morgan Dickman 34:11.8. Boys team scores — 1. Russia 59, 2, Botkins 70, 3, Anna 73, 4. Lehman 124, 5. Sidney 125, 6. Fort Loramie 140, 7. Jackson Center 160, 8. Houston 182, 9. Fairlawn 233. Boys individual results Russia — 4. Jordan Gariety 17:33.8, 11. Caleb Ball 18:30.1, 13. Trevor Monnin 18:37.3, 15. Bryan Drees 18:42.3, 16. Alex Seger 18:43.6. Botkins — 3. Austin Jones 17:33, 7. Cameron Flora 18:06.3, 14. Roger Miller 18:40.9, 18. Aaron Fullenkamp 18:46.1, 33. Lucas Buehler 19:58.8. Anna — 5. Corey Abbott 17:37.8, 9. Luke Gaier 18:17.4, 10. Adam Larger 18:29.3, 20. Lucas Huber 19:07.9, 34. Derek Steinke

20:03.9. Lehman — 1. Joe Fuller 16:45.9, 21. Nick Elsner 19:12.8, 26. Gabe Berning 19:35.6, 40. Isaiah Winhoven 20:27, 53. Erik Jackson 21:05. Sidney — 2. Chris Musser 16:51.3, 6. Jared Tangeman 18:00.1, 39. Ian Bowman 20:24.1, 41. Zach Shiflett 20:34, 60. Keiyu Sakurai 21:28.9. Fort Loramie — 12. Tom Ballas 18:31.4, 32. Riley Holland 19:52.1, 35. Alan Holdheide 20:08.9, 36. Ty Frilling 20:11.4, 46. Evan Riethman 20:47. Jackson Center — 30. Zach Davis 19:48.7, 21. Dalton Faulder 19:50.3, 37. Brady Wildermuth 20:11.7, 43. Ethan Zorn 20:39, 45. Derek Scoggin 20:46.8. Houston — 8. Devon Jester 18:14.2, 22. Troy Riley 19:13.4, 47. Isaiah Beaver 20:51.6, 83. Azan Reier 23:48.5, 84. Corey Slusser 23:48.9. Fairlawn — 23. Nick Brautigam 19:20.5, 55. Troy Fletcher 21:18, 62. Trey Fletcher 21:34.4, 90. Jarrett Cromes 25:00.2, 94. Joey Cockroft 26:03.3.

LHS golfers win tri-match

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Joe Fuller of Lehman takes first place in the Shelby County Cross Country Preview Tuesday at Anna. It was the third consecutive year that Fuller has won the Preview, becoming the first boy or girl runner to accomplish that.

Lehman shot a 180 to win handily over two Northwest Central Conference teams in boys golf at Colonial Golf Club in Harrod Tuesday The Cavaliers were led by Mitchell Shroyer with a 41, good enough for medalist honors. Sam Dean shot a 44, Zach Scott 45 and Tyler Scott 50. Upper Scioto Valley was second with 195 and Ridgemont was third with 224.

Stars out means Bucks must adapt

Lehman’s Alex Cavinder heads up the field in boys soccer action Tuesday night at Lehman against Graham. The Cavaliers opened with a 6-0 victory.

Lehman blanks Graham in opener

The Lehman Catholic High School men’s soccer team opened their 2013 season with a 6-0 shutout against Graham High School on Tuesday night at Lehman. Joseph Simpson of Troy earned the first goal of the game and sent the Cavaliers into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Lehman sealed the win in the second half, starting with two early goals by John Henry Frantz and Alex Cavinder, both from Sidney. Midfielder Peter Comer recorded back-to-back goals, the second one with a 60-yard assist off a free kick from defender Robbie Heckman. Jared Brandt scored the final goal of the game. “We played a great game, and I’m pleased that everyone had an opportunity to play,”Lehman coach Tom Thornton said. The Cavaliers host Miami Valley School this coming Saturday at 11 am.


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plans to fill the holes left from last year’s 12-0 team. Now, with the opener just over a week away, they must come up with three more replacements. Hyde will miss the first three games after an alleged assault against a woman. Roby will sit out at least the opener after a skirmish at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. Rod Smith, who was expected to take Hyde’s spot, was benched for the first game after a violation of team rules last winter. Roby’s penalty is openended because his court case has not been finalized. Charges have been reduced and he’s been offered a deal by the prosecutor that the misdemeanor assault charge will go away if he stays out of trouble in the future. But it’s still unresolved. “He’ll be suspended one game just because there’s an issue,” Meyer said. “I’ll make a further determination once (it’s completed). … I don’t think it’s done.” There are worthy candidates — like Reeves — in the wings. But it’s still not the ideal way to go into a season. Hyde and Smith will likely be replaced by a committee: H-back Jordan Hall, secondyear players Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball and freshmen Dontre Wilson and Ezekiel Elliott. Wilson has been the talk of camp, with water-bug moves and incredible speed. “Jordan Hall is a guy who has some playing experi-

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Armani Reeves spoke to a semicircle of reporters after a recent Ohio State practice, the person he was discussing was about 50 feet behind him seated in an ice bath cooling off after another hot day of work. The distance was more than a little symbolic. Bradley Roby, the Buckeyes’ standout cornerback, isn’t doing any talking these days, at least not publicly. He also isn’t even practicing with the first team. Roby, like fellow stars Carlos Hyde, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer last year, and Hyde’s top backup, Rod Smith, is suspended for the opening game, Aug. 31 at home against Buffalo. All got into trouble. All are paying a price. Some fans think it’s a high price since no one was hurt and there were no serious charges. Others believe the matters have been swept under the scarlet-and-gray rug outside coach Urban Meyer’s office. Players like Reeves will carry the load for the Buckeyes. “I was always willing to be a hard worker on and off the field,” said Reeves, tabbed to start at Roby’s cornerback spot. “I still learn from the older guys like (Roby). Whether the situation is good or bad I’m just going to take advantage of any opportunity I have and play to the best of my abilities.” Ohio State’s coaches spent nine months making


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Browns rookie LB Mingo still out BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Barkevious Mingo’s injury has gone from maybe serious to mysterious. Cleveland’s rookie linebacker remains sidelined with a bruised lung, a “freakish” injury the firstround pick believes he sustained nearly a week ago on the opening kickoff of an exhibition against Detroit. Mingo was hospitalized for two days with the injury, which he said caused him to twice spit up blood and gave him shortness of breath before he was taken out of last Thursday’s game. Mingo said he has been symptom free since last week, but it’s still not clear when he was injured. Mingo will not play in Saturday’s preseason game at Indianapolis, and it’s likely he will be kept of the final exhibition against Chicago as well. On Wednesday, Mingo was seen taking a nap while lying across several chairs in the locker room. After he woke up, he told reporters that he has improved, but that doctors still aren’t

allowing him to practice. He reiterated that he does not think the injury occurred before last week’s 24-6 win over the Lions, and said he had never had those symptoms before experiencing them on the sideline. “Everything is feeling good,” Mingo said. “Everyone is happy with the progress and now we’re just waiting to see what the doctors say, so we can get back.” Mingo was last seen by doctors and had more tests on Tuesday, but the No. 6 overall pick has not been cleared to practice and hasn’t been told when he’ll be able to return to the field. For the moment, he’s only allowed to observe practice, and doctors have discouraged him from doing any running. Mingo was joined on the sideline by starting outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard, who was held out with an unspecified knee injury. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski did not mention Sheard as one of the players who would miss practice

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when he was asked for a list earlier in the day. During practice, a team spokesman said Sheard is day-to-day. The sight of Mingo and Sheard standing side-byside on the sideline with towels draped over their heads had to be concerning to the Browns, who are counting on the pair to rush the quarterback. With Sheard out, Quentin Groves worked with Cleveland’s first-team defense on the opposite side of Paul Kruger. The Browns will wait for Mingo’s bruise to heal completely before he’s allowed back on the field. He’s promised he’ll try to be a patient patient. “I’m listening to the doc-

tors, listening to the coaches,” he said. “That’s all I know.” Chudzinski didn’t provide much of an update on Mingo. “The timeline nobody really knows exactly,” he said. “It is just a matter of how quickly his body heals.” Mingo doesn’t recall being hit on the opening kickoff last week or remember any significant impact that may have caused his unusual injury. As he waits for medical clearance, Mingo is doing all he can to stay sharp. He’s asking veteran teammates for pointers and offering encouragement as they go through drills without him.

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