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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the â&#x20AC;&#x153;glorious patriotsâ&#x20AC;? who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington. In a moment rich with history and symbolism, tens of thousands of Americans of

Washington behind a replica of the transit bus that Rosa Parks once rode when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. At precisely 3 p.m., members of the King family tolled a bell to echo Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call 50 years earlier to â&#x20AC;&#x153;let freedom ring.â&#x20AC;? It was the same bell that once hung in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., before the church was bombed in 1963. Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John Lewis, a Freedom Rider-turnedcongressman, recounted the civil rights struggles of his youth and exhorted American to â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep the faith and keep our eyes on the prize.â&#x20AC;?

all backgrounds and colors thronged to the National Mall to join the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first black president and civil rights pioneers in marking the 50th anniversary of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have a Dreamâ&#x20AC;? speech. Obama urged each of them to become a modern-day marcher for economic justice and racial harmony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bend on its own,â&#x20AC;? Obama said, in an allusion to Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own message. His speech was the culmination of daylong celebration of Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy that began with marchers walking the streets of

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Anna police chief suspended for 60 days ANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Following a hearing that lasted nearly five hours and past midnight Tuesday, Anna Police Chief Scott Evans was suspended for 60 days without pay as a result of administrative charges he faces. Evans, who was charged with misfeasance, dishonesty and incompetency, had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, alleging

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The throngs assembled in soggy weather at the Lincoln Memorial, where King, with soaring, rhythmic oratory and a steely countenance, had pleaded with Americans to come together to stomp out racism and create a land of opportunity for all. White and black, they came this time to recall history â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and live it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents did their fair share and I feel like we have to keep the fight alive,â&#x20AC;? said Frantz Walker, a honey salesman from Baltimore who is black.

incidents of wrongdoing by Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and others in the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Additionally, village council had Jackson Evans Center Police Chief Joe Cotterman and Botkins Police Chief Tom Glass complete an assessment of the Anna Police Department, during which they reportedly found a signifi-

cant number of violations and problems. During Tu e s d a y nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearing, Evans stared at the ceiling and yawned as witnesses were called to testify about their knowledge of Evansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; allegations against the sheriff and others and about problems within the

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself. The rare military death sentence came nearly four years after the attack that stunned even an Army hardened by more than a decade of constant war. Hasan walked into a medical building where soldiers were getting medical checkups, shouted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allahu akbarâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Arabic for â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is great!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and opened fire with a laser-sighted handgun. Thirteen people were killed. Hasan, who said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from

American aggression, had no visible reaction when the sentence was announced, staring first at the jury forewoman and then at the judge. Some victimsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; relatives were in the courtroom but none showed any reaction, which the judge had warned against. The American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent never denied his actions at the huge Texas Army post. In opening statements, he told jurors that evidence would show he was the shooter and described himself as a soldier who had â&#x20AC;&#x153;switched sides.â&#x20AC;? The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week needed to agree unanimously on a death sentence. The only alternative was life in prison without parole. Kathy Platoni, an Army reservist who still struggles with images of Capt. John Gaffaney bleeding to See ATTACK | 18A

Labor Day weekend brings end to summer fun If the common backyard barbecue isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exciting enough for end-of-summer fun, area residents can take advantage during the upcoming Labor Day weekend of several events: Sidney The Sidney Kiwanis Club will host its annual chicken barbecue Monday. The $7 dinners will be available at the Shelby County Fairgrounds for carry-out or dinein at the building just inside the Highland Street entrance. Serving will take place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or until sold out. Drive-through service will be available. Meals include a half chicken, apple sauce, roll and chips. Proceeds from dinner sales support scholarships and other youthrelated efforts. Russia The 2012 Russia Homecoming Festival will begin with outdoor Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and continue on Sunday at St. Remy Hall. Fort Loramie Lake Loramie State Park and the Ohio


Division of Wildlife will host a catfish derby Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for children 17 and younger. Fishermen should register at the beach parking lot off Ohio 362. Poles and a limited supply of bait will be available. Port Jefferson The second annual Port Jefferson Fire Department block party will begin with a parade stepping off at the cemetary at noon Saturday. The party will run until 11 p.m. Events include live music, cornhole tournament, fire equipment displays, car show, food, beer, tip books and a blood drive. Piqua The Piqua Heritage Festival runs Saturday though Monday at the Piqua Historical Area/Johnston Farm on Hardin Road in Piqua. Events include demonstrations of pioneer life, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, a car show, historic encampments and food and craft sales. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is $3. For information, visit


Fryburg The St. John Catholic Church and Parish Hall will host its 123nd annual Fryburg Homecoming Saturday and Sunday. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only event is a 5K race at 8 a.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events run from 4 to 11:30 p.m. They include bingo, poker, raffles, rides, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games and food. For information, visit

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City Record Police log TUESDAY -4:37 p.m.: theft. Theft of $12.12 from Kurt Crusey, 602 Greenbrier Court, was reported. -4:26 p.m.: theft. Roger O. Brown Jr., 763 Campbell Road, reported an iPad, valued at $900, was stolen from his residence. -3:33 p.m.: unruly juvenile. Police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile for being unruly.

-2:51 p.m.: breaking and entering. John L. Hosack, 607 N. Ohio Ave., reported his garage was entered. Unidentified items were stolen. -1:28 p.m.: theft and possession of drugs and criminal tools. Police arrested Shelbi Brandyberry, 26, on charges of theft, possession of drugs (heroin) and possession of criminal tools. Also arrested was Ryan Nagel, 26, on charges of driving under suspension and posses-

sion of criminal tools. -10:19 a.m.: theft. Cassandra Harris, 334 W. Parkwood St., reported a CD player, valued at $50, was stolen from her vehicle. -1:25 a.m.: theft. Personnel at the Speedway gas station, 1501 St. Marys Ave., reported an unidentified male took an 18-pack of beer and a 30-pack of beer, valued about $32, without paying for them. MONDAY -10:36 a.m.: vandalism

and theft. A coin machine at Karoc Marathon, 402 W. Hoewisher Road, was vandalized, causing $2,500 damage, and $1 was stolen.

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WEDNESDAY -12:53 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -11:33 a.m.: transformer arcing. Firefighters were called to the area of Wapakoneta Avenue and

Parkwood Street, where an electrical transformer was arcing. Dayton Power and Light Co. was notified. -11:32 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of West Russell Road. -11:27 a.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters were called to 1200 Children’s Home Road. It was a false alarm. TUESDAY -8:28 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the

1500 block of Michigan Street. -5:15 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 800 block of Mount Vernon Place. -4:54 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 600 block of Ardiss Place. -3:04 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -2:48 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters were called to 1959 Michigan St. The alarm was caused by a faulty smoke detector.

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County Record Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -9:06 p.m.: burglary. Deputies responded to 407 Broad St. for a burglary in process. -3:03 p.m.: larceny. Deputies took a report of the theft of a mandolin at 6705 Main St., Pemberton. -2:05 p.m.: larceny. Deputies took a larceny report at 2722 S. Vandemark Road. -12:57 p.m.: burglary. A burglary was reported at 2722 S. Vandemark Road.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -3:21 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded with Lockington Fire and Shelby County deputies to the 7700 block of Hughes Road for a medical call. TUESDAY -11:48 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded with Van Buren Township Fire and Sheriff’s deputies to the 16000 block of McCartyville Road for a medical call. -8:42 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded with Botkins Police and Sheriff’s deputies to a medical call in the 100 block of Commerce Drive. -1:12 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded with Botkins Police to a medical call in the 100 block of East Walnut St.

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Chief From page 1 Department. They were unfounded and you took them right to the FBI.” Anderson said Evans also spread the allegations without investigating or confirming them. He also accused Evans of disloyalty. Further, he said Evans had been “negligent” in his work at the Police Department, noting a number of violations of state law and not maintaining equipment. It was noted Evans had only written five tickets out of 147 issued in Anna this year and had only responded to 81 out of 416 calls for service. Maurer was called and stated that on Aug. 1, “Police Chief Scott Evans comes into our office with his face red like he was really mad. He proceeded to tell the Fiscal Officer and I that he might as


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well tell us what is going on because we will find out soon enough. He went on to tell us about a guy that showed up at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and told him some stuff about the Sheriff’s Department. Scott then mentioned something about Tim Bender setting fire to the (Anna Rescue) Squad building.” “Scott said he told the guy (Mike Grillot of Fort Loramie) that he should go tell the FBI, but the guy said he didn’t want to. Scott then said he felt as a man of the law, he needed to bring this to the FBI. Scott went on to say that when this goes down and John Lenhart is removed as sheriff, that he (Scott) is next in line and that they are going to want him to be sheriff,” Maurer testified. Evans had run for the office of sheriff last November against Lenhart, losing by a wide margin. Bender was then questioned about the arson fire anddenied setting it. Cotterman reviewed conditions at the Anna Police

Department, noting several problems, including LEADS printouts left out in public view, with some reports dating back to 2009. Several other violations and problems were also noted. Glass testified about conditions in the evidence room, noting it was in “disarray.” Both Cotterman and Glass testified that when told about Grillot’s allegations regarding the Sheriff’s Office, that they advised Evans not to talk with Grillot further and not to contact the FBI. Pleiman confirmed Maurer’s story regarding Evans discussing the allegations and stated that Evans was “a little more upset” than usual when he discussed the claims with them. Marsee testified that if she needed something in the evidence room, “I wouldn’t even know where to start” to find it. Marsee was asked about a tape that Evans claimed to have made of a conversation with Grillot involving the allegations. “Scott told me there was a tape,”

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and in spite of repeated questions by the village’s attorney, Steve Geise of Sidney, as to where the tape is, Evans replied only, “I have it.” He said he did not play the tape for the FBI. Evans acknowledged calling the FBI about the allegations against the Sheriff’s Office and about Bender’s allegedinvolvement in the arsonfire. Evans said he met with an agent and then later met with two FBI agents and a supervisory agent at the Dayton FBI office. He said he is uncertain if the FBI investigation is continuing. When asked if he was perhaps “more aggressive” in going after Lenhart and the Sheriff’s Office because he lost the election to Lenhart, Evans began laughing. “That was expected anyway,” he responded. Evans was asked why he did not file a report on the missing livestock involving a former Anna officer, which it was noted were felonies, and he said it was “not my jurisdiction.” Evans addressed issues in the police department, suggesting the problems have arisen since he left. Following deliberations that lasted past midnight, council members returned, with Council President Richard Eshleman announcing that Evans was being suspended without pay for 60 days.

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Marsee said, but stated she has not heard it. She said that if the tape exists, “it should be tagged” and in the evidence room. While Marsee said she has not seen any letters from the State of Ohio involving the department’s non-compliance, she said Evans took care of the mail, so she would not have known. Evans took the stand and stated he has worked in law enforcement for 20 years. He said his honesty and integrity have never been questioned before and that he has an “unblemished” employment record. Evans said Grillot came to talk to him, “accusing a former Anna police officer of stealing livestock. He (Grillot) started making small accusations against (the) sheriff.” “I referred him to the FBI,” Evans said. “I didn’t know if he was mentally unstable.” Evans and Grillot allegedly began talking prior to May 2013 and continued to speak periodically. Evans said that as the conversations continued, Grillot came forth with more accusations aand that he advised Grillot to go to the FBI. “We both said we didn’t trust each other,” Evans stated. Evans said there were allegations of human trafficking and that allegedly Lenhart was involved in “drugs, the drug running, the prostitution.” Evans confirmed he has a tape he made of Grillot talking about the allegations

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Police Department. Among those called were Anna Mayor Robert Anderson; Anna Fire Chief Tim Bender, who also is a sheriff’s deputy; Cotterman; Glass; Utility Clerk Jenni Maurer, Fiscal Officer Linda Pleiman, Interim Police Chief Lynn Marsee and Evans himself. Evans’ attorney, Lynn Bazelak of Freund, Freeze and Arnold in Dayton, began by requesting a continuance, stating that Evans had only obtained an attorney one day prior to the hearing. The motion was denied. Anderson began by addressing Evans, stating, “Scott, I would like to add to these charges a little bit because of unfounded allegations against (the) Sheriff ’s office and Anna Fire

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PIQUA — Edythe L. “Edie” Yount, 76, of Piqua, died at 12:29 am Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. A service to honor her life will be held Saturday, Aug.31, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Hom, Piqua.

NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman for Catherine Zeta-Jones says the actress and her husband, Michael Douglas, “are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.” Publicist Cece Yorke said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday that there would be no further comment. A phone call to a representative for Douglas wasn’t immediately returned. People magazine, citing unnamed sources, first reported that Zeta-Jones and Douglas had decided to spend time apart. Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas, 68, were married in 2000. They have two children. He battled throat cancer in 2010 and made headlines this summer when he spoke out about one potential cause, oral sex.

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Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ McDermit R o b e r t Eugene “Bob” McDermit, 88, of Sidney, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. at The Pavilion. He was born on Feb. 5, 1925, in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Harriett (Baker) McDermit. On June 26, 1949, he first married Mary Eileen Bricker, who preceded him in death on May 16, 1999. On Feb.14, 2003, he married Barbara (Thompson) Ruese Millhoff, of Sidney, who survives along with three children, Marsha K. (Jarren) Ringle, of Dublin, Gregg (Ginger) McDermit, and Michael (Rhonda) McDermit, both of Sidney; one stepson, Bruce (Donna) A. Ruese, of Troy; four grandchildren, Gavin (Tara) McDermit, Justin (Heather) Ringle, Jeffrey (Christina) McDermit, and Joel McDermit; four stepgrandchildren, Derrick Hughes, Julia Echeman, Devyn and Matthew Ostrander; and five great-grandchildren, Mason, Marissa,

P r e s t o n , Payton, and Paisley. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn G o o d yko o n t z , and Katherine Nichols, and three brothers, Frank, Edward, and John McDermit. Bob retired on Feb. 5, 1990, after 40 years of service as a quality control technician for Copeland Corp. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held today, Aug. 29, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders with the Rev. George Gnade officiating. The family will receive friends on today from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in memory of Robert Eugene McDermit. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the McDermit family at the funeral home’s website, www.

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Judge apologizes for comments in teen’s rape

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he “deserved to be chastised” for his comments about the young victim. District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Rambold to 15 years, then suspended all but 31 days and gave him credit for one day already served. In handing down the sentence Monday, Baugh said the teenage victim was “older than her chronological age” and had as much control of the situation as the teacher who raped her. Faced with a backlash over the comments and calls for his resignation, Baugh, 71, wrote an apology in a letter to the editor of The Billings Gazette. He said his comments were demeaning of all women and not reflective of his beliefs. Later Wednesday, the judge spoke to reporters in his office. He said he was “fum-

bling around” in court trying to explain his sentence and “made some really stupid remarks.” “I don’t know how to pass that off. I’m saying I’m sorry and it’s not who I am,” Baugh said. “I deserve to be chastised. I apologize for that.” However, Rambold’s sentence was appropriate, he said. Rambold was charged in October 2008 with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent after authorities alleged he had an ongoing sexual relationship with Cherice Moralez, starting the previous year when she was 14. Moralez killed herself in 2010 at age 16 while the case was pending, and the girl’s mother, Auleia Hanlon, said her daughter’s relationship with Rambold was a “major factor.” Hanlon said in a statement to the Gazette that she no longer believes in justice after Baugh’s sentence and remarks about her daughter. “She wasn’t even old enough to get a driver’s license. But Judge Baugh, who never met our daughter, justified the paltry sentence saying she was older than her chronological age,” Hanlon said. “I guess somehow it makes a rape more acceptable

if you blame the victim, even if she was only 14.” Under state law, children younger than 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse. Yellowstone County officials previously agreed to defer Rambold’s prosecution for three years and dismiss the charges if he completed a sexual offender treatment program. The case was revived in December after prosecutors learned Rambold, 54, was kicked out of the program for having unsupervised visits with minors who were family members and not telling counselors he was having a sexual relationship with a woman. Defense attorney Jay Lansing said Rambold has continued his treatment with a different program and an evaluation found him at low risk to re-offend. Prosecutors had recommended a 10-year prison term. “My thought was, given the relatively minor violations in the sex offender treatment program, it didn’t seem appropriate to put him in jail, put him in prison” for a longer time, Baugh said. “It didn’t seem to me that the violations were such that the state should be able to back out of their agreement.”

Put-in-Bay The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration and Tall Ship Festival runs from Thursday through Monday at various locations along the western shore of Lake Erie. The Battle of Lake Erie will be re-enacted by tall ships. For information, call 440-349-3210 or visit Closings In observance of Labor Day, all schools, banks, city, county and state offices and the post office will be closed Monday. No mail will be delivered. The Mutual Federal Savings Bank branch in the Kroger store will be closed also on Sunday. Some retail stores will be closed Monday, including Woody’s Market, the Medicine Shoppe and Bunny’s. The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, the Shelby County Historical Society, all

branches of the Shelby County and Auglaize County public libraries, the Salvation Army, the Alpha Center, the Gateway Arts Council galleries, FISH, Agape Distribution and the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County will be closed. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Sept. 2. Kroger, CVS and Walmart will be open their usual hours; however, their pharmacies have reduced hours on Monday: the Kroger pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Walmart and CVS pharmacies will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sidney Foodtown will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walgreen’s pharmacy will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The Sidney Daily News will be published as usual. However, the offices will be closed Monday.

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the pain in their lives. Though battling cancer numerous times in the last 14 years, she lived as if that had never happened, and continued to devote her life to her family and her CASA kids. Patricia was a force in her family and community. This incredible lady never did anything halfway. She was gentle yet strong as steel. She showed us all, through her daily example, how to overcome all obstacles and live a life of meaning with dignity and grace. She was our mom, wife, sister, friend, protector… and we will see her again in Heaven. Her legacy lives through all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Tabernacle Church at 1502 Waco St., Troy. Patricia was of the Lutheran faith and Pastor Diane Johnson, will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the FisherCheney Funeral Home in Troy. Please visitwww.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome. com where directions and more details may be found. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor this amazing life with memorial contributions to the Patricia Starr Willis Fund for Neglected and Abused Children, in care of The Troy Foundation, 214 West Franklin St, Troy, OH 45373. Through this foundation, Patricia will continue her work for children.

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TROY — Patricia Starr Willis, 68, of 475 Meadowood Drive, Troy, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, after complications with cancer combined with a stroke. She was born May 3, 1945, in Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late James Beeney and Betty (Bortmas) Beeney. She was married to Donald E. Willis on May 24, 1975, and he survives. Patricia is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Paige and Clark Lund, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jodi and Mark Zabolotny, of Rockwall, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Willis, of Monument, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Allyson Lund, Abigayle Lund, Matthew Lund, Amanda Zabolotny, Val Zabolotny, Madison Willis, Mitchell Willis and John Berg; as well as two sisters and brother-in-law, Darlene and Larry Shope, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jerrie Hartzell, of Troy. Patricia’s passion in life was children. She was a teacher and, later, a business administrator, but her real life work began after her professional retirement. For the last 23 years she has served as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate, Guardian Ad Litum (CASA/GAL) for neglected and abused children in Minnesota, Arizona and Ohio. Her CASA kids were HER kids … she loved them, protected them and worked tirelessly to heal

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Troy The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in downtown Troy and at Troy Memorial Stadium Friday and Saturday features performances by many area bands and a sold-out performance by Mumford & Sons. Admission to the downtown street fair is $5 per day. Tickets to performances are at www. For information, visit Fairborn A giant scale radio-controlled model aircraft air show will be at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For information, call 937-255-7207 or visit

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Court sides with Ohio hospital on Amish girl care John Seewer Associated Press

An appeals court has sided with a hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The court ruled that a county judge must reconsider his decision that blocked Akron Children’s Hospital’s attempt to give an attorney who’s also a registered nurse limited guardianship over Sarah Hershberger and the power to make medical decisions for her. The hospital believes Sarah’s leukemia is very treatable but says she will die without chemotherapy. The judge in Medina County in northeast Ohio had ruled in July that Sarah’s parents had the right to make medical decisions for her.

The appeals court ruling issued Tuesday said the judge failed to consider whether appointing a guardian would be in the girl’s best interest. It also disagreed with the judge’s decision that said he could only transfer guardianship if the parents were found unfit. The family’s attorney, John Oberholtzer, said Wednesday that the ruling essentially ordered the judge to disregard the rights of the parents. Andy Hershberger, the girl’s father, said the family agreed to begin two years of treatments for Sarah last spring but stopped a second round of chemotherapy in June because it was making her extremely sick. “It put her down for two days. She was not like her normal self,” he said. “We just thought we cannot do this to her.” Sarah begged her parents

Local governments awarded $1 million CELINA — The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded two loans to Mercer County communities totaling $1 million. Both projects received $500,000 in loan assistance to carry out their projects. Mercer County will construct a building to house fleet dump trucks and miscellaneous equipment for road work. 14 townships and three government entities collaborated on this project, and will be utilizing the new facility. The second project also consisted of 14 townships in Mercer County. The money will be used to construct a signage area to handle all Mercer county roadway signs, eliminating

to stop the chemotherapy and they agreed after a great deal of prayer, Hershberger said. The family, members of an insular Amish community, shuns many facets of modern life and is deeply religious. They live on a farm and operate a produce stand near the village of Spencer in Medina County, about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. “Our belief is, to a certain extent, we can use modern medicine, but at some times we have to stop it and do something else,” Hershberger said in a telephone interview. They opted to consult with a wellness center and treat Sarah with natural medicines, such as herbs and vitamins, and see another doctor who is monitoring their daughter, Hershberger said. “We see her every day. We watch her really close,” her

father said. “She runs, plays. She crawls up ladders. She’s got a lot of energy, more than she had when she was doing chemo.” Hershberger said they have not ruled out returning to Akron Children’s Hospital if Sarah’s health worsens. “We told them if it gets to the point that we cannot do anything for her, we would come back,” he said. After the appeals court decision, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday that its goal is to ensure that the girl receives the most appropriate care based on scientific evidence and added that the allegation has never been about “parental unfitness.” It said neither the hospital nor anyone else is requesting legal or physical custody of the child; instead, the hospital said, this case “involves a dis-

agreement between providers and parents over what course of treatment is best for their child.” Robert McGregor, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said last week that it is morally and legally obligated to make sure the girl receives proper care. He said the girl’s illness — lymphoblastic lymphoma — is an aggressive form of nonHodgkin lymphoma, but there is a five-year survival rate of 85 percent if she continues treatment. Some of the girl’s tumors had gone away after the first round of chemotherapy, but she isn’t yet in remission, the hospital said. “We really have to advocate for what we believe is in the best interest of the child,” McGregor said last week.

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the need for the individual townships to maintain their own facilities. “ Projects like these help communities,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “The exciting part is it will lower costs for taxpayers.” This program helps communities and local governments collaborate and cut costs for the services they provide. The Local Government Innovation Fund is for projects in nine categories: technology, public safety, facilities, economic development, fleet management, public works, administration, health and human services and educational instructional support.

An Amish girl peers out from a buggy as it rides through an intersection Tuesday in Middlefield.

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Ohio sales tax to rise one-quarter percent Sunday Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press

COLUMBUS (AP) — Shoppers across Ohio will see a one-quarter percent sales tax increase beginning Sunday, the

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first increase in the tax in a decade. The rate will rise from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent, or 25 cents for every $100 spent, on vehicles, electronics, clothing and other retail goods. Ohio lawmakers approved the increase as part of the state’s $62 billion, two-year state operating budget. The increase is part of a larger package of tax adjustments that will reduce

overall business and individual taxes by an estimated $2.7 billion over the next three years. That includes a 10 percent cut to the personal income tax that will be phased in starting Sunday. Policy Matters Ohio, a liberal think tank in Cleveland, has estimated that the income-tax cuts would result in the top 1 percent of Ohio wage earners on average receiving $6,000 a year

while the bottom fifth of wage earners would have to pay $12 a year. During budget debate this year, the group proposed that Ohio offer a sales-tax credit for lower income families as a targeted way to help offset some of the impact of tax changes on poorer Ohioans. Five states offer such credits. The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that only 35 percent of

an average Ohio family’s spending is subject to the sales tax. Groceries, housing, medicines, education and many other purchases are exempt from sales taxes. Even with the latest change — Ohio’s first increase since 2003 — the state’s rate is still lower than about half the U.S. states. Ohio first enacted a sales tax in 1935. The rate then was 3 percent. The rate rose to 4 percent

in 1967 and to 5 percent in 1981, according to information from the state Tax Department. In 2003, state lawmakers temporarily tacked a penny onto the tax — raising the rate to 6 percent for the next two years. In 2005, it was dropped to 5.5 percent. ___ Ohio Department of Taxation: http://www.

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part of a review of the police department’s useof-force policies. The ban is in line with best practices nationally and will protect police officers, suspects and bystanders, police Chief Mike McGrath said. “If you have a vehicle that refuses to stop, that is not justification to fire at that vehicle,” McGrath said. The only exception is cases in which deadly force other than a vehicle itself is being used against officers, he said. Last November, officers shot at a moving car near

the end of a chase that concluded with 137 bullets fired at a driver and a passenger, who were killed by the gunfire. Officers who fired said they thought they saw a gun, but no weapon or shell casings were found in the fleeing car. In June, Cleveland police fired a sergeant and meted out demotions and suspensions for the car chase, which involved five dozen cruisers and shots fired by 13 officers. A study by the state attorney general found widespread failures of police command, control and communications leading to the Nov. 29 chase.

Mayor Frank Jackson says any failures during the chase resulted from police supervisors and rank-and-file officers who didn’t follow department procedures. In March, the U.S. Department of Justice said it was opening a civil rights investigation into the use of force by Cleveland police, looking beyond the chase to analyze several years of excessive-force claims and police policies, training and procedures. McGrath’s announcement came as he said results of an outside review of the agency found its use-of-force policies sound and in line

with national standards. The chief said he put in place 25 of 26 recommendations that were made by the Washington, D.C.based Police Executive Research Forum. He said the goal was to enhance existing policies and training. McGrath said the police department takes a different view on a recommendation involving the settings of stun guns, and that’s still being reviewed. He requested the review in March 2011, and it was done in two phases. The chief says departmental statistics show a steady decline in useof-force incidents since 2006.

Services planned for former Gov. Gilligan CINCINNATI (AP) — Memorial services have been scheduled in Cincinnati for former Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan, with a public program also planned next week at the Ohio Statehouse. The 92-year-old longtime officeholder, who was also a congressman, city councilman and school board member, died at home Monday. A World War II Navy veteran and teacher, Gilligan was elected governor as a Democrat in 1970. He was defeated in 1974, after creating 40470557

CLEVELAND (AP) — City police are no longer allowed to fire weapons at or from moving vehicles under an order announced Wednesday as

the state income tax. His family plans a 10:30 a.m. mass next Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with a visitation with his family planned from 2:30 to 4:30 the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. A program honoring his life and career is planned Sept. 5 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, starting at 10:30 a.m.

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Nation/World Today in History The Associated Press

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers during World War II, Denmark managed to scuttle most of its naval ships. On this date: In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa (ah-tuhWAHL’-puh), was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. In 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operations at the United States Treasury. In 1877, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Brigham Young, died in Salt Lake City at age 76. In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis. In 1952, 4’33” (“Four Minutes, Thirty-three Seconds”), a composition by avant-garde composer John Cage, had its premiere in Woodstock, N.Y., as pianist David Tudor sat at a piano and, for a total of four minutes and 33 seconds, played… nothing. In 1953, an early version of the animated cartoon character Speedy Gonzales made his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon “Cat-Tails for Two.” In 1957, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a Civil Rights Act after South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, ended a filibuster that had lasted 24 hours. In 1958, pop superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Ind. In 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz of the United States won the third of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics, finishing first in the 200-meter freestyle. In 1982, Academy Awardwinning actress Ingrid Bergman died in London on her 67th birthday. In 1987, Academy Awardwinning actor Lee Marvin died in Tucson, Ariz., at age 63. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La., bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died. Ten years ago: A bombing at the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf, Iraq, killed at least 85 people, including Shiite leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim. Six nations trying to defuse a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program ended their talks in Beijing with an agreement to keep talking. South Dakota congressman Bill Janklow was charged with felony manslaughter in a car accident that claimed the life of motorcyclist Randolph E. Scott.

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Pumpkin disqualified KENAI, Alaska (AP) — J.D. Megchelsen holds the record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, and the Nikiski gardener knew he had a candidate this year to beat the record of 1,287 pounds set in 2011. But when a boom truck gently lifted the behemoth on Monday with rigging and a sling, the big pumpkin revealed a big disappointment: a thumb-size hole that will make it ineligible for the competition at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. “It’s not going to count,” Megchelsen told the Peninsula Clarion (). “It’s a bummer, but it’s the rules.”http://bit. ly/1dkIEWX Entries must be free of rot, chemical residue and serious soft spots. They can’t have holes or cracks that reach the pumpkin cavity. A scale on the crane indicated the big pumpkin weighed 1,500 pounds, but Megchelsen estimates the state competition scale would have registered closer to 1,420 pounds. “It’s just killing him,” said Pam Elkins, Megchelsen’s sister-in-law. “He eats, sleeps and dreams pumpkins. All he does is pumpkins.”

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Survivors describe horrors of suspected gas attack Bassem Mroue and Zeine Karam Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — The earlymorning barrage against rebelheld areas around the Syrian capital immediately seemed different this time: The rockets made a strange, whistling noise. Seconds after one hit near his home west of Damascus, Qusai Zakarya says, he couldn’t breathe, and he desperately punched himself in the chest to get air. Meanwhile, in rebel-held areas east of Damascus, hundreds of suffocating, twitching victims were flooding into makeshift hospitals following a similar rocket barrage. Others

were later found dead in their homes, towels still on their faces from their last moments trying to protect themselves. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press after the suspected poison-gas attack on Aug. 21, witnesses, survivors and doctors described scenes of horror they say will haunt them forever. Activists and the group Doctors Without Borders say at least 355 people died in the attack that has provoked international condemnation and shocked a world that had grown largely numb to the carnage of Syria’s civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people in 2½ years. Fueling the outrage were online videos that showed scores of children killed

in the attack. Convinced that President Bashar Assad’s regime was responsible for the attack — a charge Syrian officials strongly deny — the U.S. and its allies are now hurtling toward military action, though they have not yet presented concrete proof. U.N. chemical weapons experts this week took biological samples from several victims — a step U.S. officials said came too late. But they are not seeking to answer the question of who was responsible for the attack, just whether chemical agents were involved. Witnesses interviewed by the AP say they can’t prove it but strongly believe government forces were responsible, saying

that it is consistent with the nature of Assad’s regime and that nobody else had the capability to fire such weapons. The U.S. administration, meanwhile, is said to be preparing a report for key members of Congress laying out the evidence against the Assad government. A declassified version was to be released to the public, but so far that has not happened. “To suggest that the rebels did it is simply ridiculous. … Why would they hit themselves with chemicals?” asked Ammar, a resident who said he miraculously survived the barrage on Moadamiyeh, where 80 people were killed. He declined to give his full name because he was afraid for his life.

Iraq bombings, house U.S. willing raid kill at least 80 people to go it alone Adam Schreck and Sinan Salaheddin Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts around Baghdad during morning rush hour Wednesday in a day of violence that killed at least 80, intensifying worries about Iraq’s ability to tame the spiraling mayhem gripping the country. It was the latest set of largescale sectarian attacks to hit Iraq, even as the government went on “high alert” in case a possible Western strike in neighboring Syria increases Iraq’s turmoil. A relentless wave of killing has left thousands dead since April in the country’s worst spate of bloodshed since 2008. The surge in violence raises fears that Iraq is hurtling back toward the widespread sectarian killing that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when the country was teetering on the edge of civil war. Most of Wednesday’s

attacks happened in within minutes of each other as people headed to work or were out shopping early in the day. Insurgents unleashed explosives-laden cars, suicide bombers and other bombs that targeted parking lots, outdoor markets and restaurants in predominantly Shiite areas in and around Baghdad, officials said. A military convoy was hit south of the capital. Security forces sealed off the blast scenes as ambulances raced to pick up the wounded. The twisted wreckage of cars littered the pavement while cleaners and shop owners brushed away debris. At one restaurant, the floor was stained with blood and dishes were scattered on plastic tables. “What sin have those innocent people committed?” asked Ahmed Jassim, who witnessed one of the explosions in Baghdad’s Hurriyah neighborhood. “We hold the government responsible.” The northern neighborhood of Kazimiyah, home to a prominent Shiite shrine, was among

the worst hit. Two bombs went off in a parking lot, followed by a suicide car bomber who struck onlookers who had gathered at the scene. Police said the attack killed 10 people and wounded 27. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of the Iraqi branch of alQaida, which operates in Iraq under the name the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The group frequently targets Shiites, which it considers heretics, and carries out coordinated bombings in an attempt to incite sectarian strife. Charles Lister, an analyst at IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, said the group is increasingly showing “huge confidence and military capability.” “Both the increasing frequency, and statistically, the increasing deadliness of (their) coordinated nationwide bombings in Iraq underlines the extent of their operational reach and the huge depth of their resources,” he said.

Drone to aid wildfire battle Brian Skoloff and Tracie Cone Associated Press

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them real-time views of flames chewing through rugged forests in and around Yosemite National Park. The MQ-1 unmanned aircraft being remotely piloted hundreds of miles away quickly alerted fire bosses to a new flare-up they otherwise wouldn’t have immediately seen. “This morning it’s allowed us to see a spot fire,” said Mike Wilkins, commander of forces at the Rim Fire. The 12-day-old Rim Fire continued to grow, expanding to 292 square miles, and containment remained at 23 percent. But increasingly


From page 1 is hands-on history.” Kevin Keefe, a Navy lawyer who is white, said he still tears up when he hears King’s speech. “What happened 50 years ago was huge,” he said, adding that there’s still progress to be made on economic inequality and other problems. Two former presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, spoke of King’s legacy — and of problems still to overcome. “This march, and that speech, changed America,” Clinton declared, remembering the impact on the world and himself as a young man. “They opened minds, they melted hearts and they moved millions — including a 17-yearold boy watching alone in his home in Arkansas.” Carter said King’s efforts had helped not just black Americans, but “In truth, he helped to free all people.” Still, Carter listed a string of current events that he said would have spurred King to action in this day, including the proliferation of guns and stand-your-ground laws, a Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of the Voting Rights Act, and high rates of joblessness among blacks. Oprah Winfrey, leading the celebrity contingent, recalled watching the march as a 9-year-old girl and wishing she could be there to see a young

confident fire officials said they expect to fully surround it in three weeks, although it will burn for much longer than that. “It’s looking better every day,” said incident spokesman Glen Stratton. While unmanned aircraft have mapped past fires, use of the Predator will be the longest sustained mission by a drone in California to broadcast information to firefighters in real time. The plane, the size of a small Cessna, will remain over the burn zone for up to 22 hours at a time, allowing fire commanders to monitor fire activity, determine the fire’s direction of movement, the extent of containment and confirm new fires ignited by lightning or flying embers. “They’re piping what they’re seeing directly to the incident commander, and he’s seeing it in real time over a computer network,” said Lt. Col. Tom Keegan.

against Syria if needed

Deb Riechmann and Kimberly Dozier Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it would take action against the Syrian government even without the backing of allies or the United Nations because diplomatic paralysis must not prevent a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital last week. New requests for the United Nations to authorize military action in Syria may have complicated the Obama administration’s plan to take retaliatory action on the purported poison gas attack east of Damascus that U.S. officials claim was carried out by President Bashar Assad’s forces. But a State Department spokeswoman said the U.S. would respond even in the absence of U.N. backing. “We cannot be held up in responding by Russia’s intransigence — continued intransigence — at the United Nations,” Marie Harf said. “The situation is so serious that it demands a response.” The U.S. has not publicly presented proof that Assad’s government used deadly chemical weapons near Damascus last week. Even so, U.S. officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, have pointed a finger squarely at Assad. The administration was planning a teleconference briefing Thursday on Syria for leaders of the House and Senate and national security committees in both parties, U.S. officials and congressional aides said. U.S. intelligence intercepted lowerlevel Syrian military commanders’ communications discussing the chemical attack, but the communications don’t specifically link the attack to an official senior enough to tie the killings to Assad himself, according to three U.S. intelligence officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the intelligence publicly.

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The family of Martin Luther King Jr. including , Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Arndrea Waters and daughter Yolanda Renee King react after ringing a bell at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago Wednesday when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the memorial. The bell rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls.

man who “was able to force an entire country to wake up, to look at itself and to eventually change.” “It’s an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,” she said. Obama used his address to pay tribute to the marchers of 1963 and that era — the maids, laborers, students and more who came from ordinary ranks to engage “on the battlefield of justice” — and he implored Americans not to dismiss what

they accomplished. “To dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest — as some sometimes do — that little has changed, that dishonors the courage, the sacrifice, of those who paid the price to march in those years,” Obama said. “Their victory great. But we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete.” Civil rights activist Myrlie

Evers-Williams, whose husband Medgar Evers was murdered in 1963, said that while the country “has certainly taken a turn backwards” on civil rights she was energized to move ahead and exhorted others to step forward as well. King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, just 5 when his father spoke at the Mall, spoke of a dream “not yet realized” in full. “We’ve got a lot of work to do but none of us should be any ways tired,” he said. “Why? Because we’ve come much too far from where we started.” Organizers of the rally broadened the focus well beyond racial issues, bringing speakers forward to address the environment, gay rights, the challenges facing the disabled and more. The performers, too, were an eclectic crowd, ranging from Maori haka dancers to LeAnn Rimes singing “Amazing Grace.” Jamie Foxx tried to fire up a new generation of performers and ordinary “young folks” by drawing on the example of Harry Belafonte, who stood with King 50 years ago. “It’s time for us to stand up now and renew this dream,” Foxx declared. Forest Whitaker told the crowd it was their “moment to join those silent heroes of the past.”

Localife Thursday, August 29, 2013

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• Sidney Nazarene Church, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave., hosts a Celebrate Recovery meeting at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 937-541-6643. • 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

• Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Legos at the Library program for families with children 4 through fifth grade from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday Evening

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

Sunday Afternoon

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

Sunday Evening

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

Monday Afternoon

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

Monday Evening

• A cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. in the Sidney First United Methodist Church library. Park in the lot across North Street from the public library and use the door off the lot. Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. Call 492-1325 for information. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome. • 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. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075.

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Engagement Hoying, Richey to wed ANNA — Lyndsay Hoying, of Anna, and Tyler Richey, of Minster, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Oct. 5, 2013, in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Donna Hoying, of Anna. She graduated from Anna High School in 2008 and from the University of Dayton in 2012. She is serving a music therapy internship at Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, Ind. Her fiance is the son of Steven and Cindy Richey, of Anna. He is a 2008 graduate of Anna

Law scholarship winners named

The law firm of Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk has announced the 2013 awarding of Leadership Scholarships to five high school graduates: Samuel Richards, of Sidney High School, who will attend the University of Pittsburgh; Ethan Jock, of Lehman Catholic High School, who will attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville; Adam Niemeyer, of Minster High School, who will attend the Ohio State University; Jacob Branscum, of Fort Loramie High School, who will attend Wright State University; and Kelli Ehemann, of Anna High School, who will attend the Ohio State University. Each of these graduating high school students received a cash award of $1,000 for attendance at the designated college or university. The award recipients were selected by an independent source on the basis of superior academic performance and demonstrated leadership ability through significant involvement in school or community activities.

Quick reads Library opens online book discussion

The Shelby County Libraries have announced a new program, an online book discussion through Facebook. Beginning Tuesday, there will be online discussions on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Participants can access the discussions at The discussions won’t be centered on one book. Instead participants will share book recommendations with one another.

Gold wins Dragons tickets Richey/Hoying

High School and a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University. He is employed by Crown Equipment as a systems analyst programmer.

VERSAILLES — Versailles Health Care Center recently held a drawing for four Dayton Dragons tickets. Area doctor’s offices and hospitals were asked to Hit a Home Run for their patients by reading about the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and the 159 patients sent home through its Homeward Bound Program in 2012. More than 50 physicians and their staff, as well as hospital staff, participated in the drawing. Marjie Gold, of Dr. Eric J. Prenger’s family practice in Sidney, won the tickets.

Wedding Couple wed in Columbus Krista Lee Corbin, of Sidney, and Justin Matthew Boren, of Pickerington, were united in marriage June 29, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Columbus. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Sylvia Corbin, of Sidney. Her grandparents are Dave and Sue Corbin and Dick and Ginny Lhamon. The bridegroom is the son of Mike and Hope Boren, of Pickerington. His grandparents are Robert and Marjorie Boren and Jed and the late Harriett Weisman. The Rev. Earl Fernandes performed the

ceremony and celebrated the Mass. Mackenzie Husa was the vocalist. Paige Bihl was matron of honor and Erin Uniacke served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Brackman, Ann Wiechart, Angie Schindler, Ashley Koepf, Bridget Sherman, Andrea Sauber and Kallie Boren. Flower girl was Madison Bihl. Best men were Zach and Jacoby Boren. Groomsmen were Kyle Corbin, Jim Cordle, Patrick Sullivan, Mark Bihl, Brandon Assman and Jonathan Saigh. Bryson Bihl, the bride’s godson, was the ring bearer. The couple exited

the church to a balloon release. A reception featuring dinner and the band, SWAGG, at the Pinnacle Golf Club followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and reside in Dublin. The bride graduated from Lehman Catholic High School in 2005 and from Bowling Green State University in 2009 with Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and in 2010 with a Master of Science in counseling. She is employed by Ohio Virtual Academy as a school counselor. The bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Pickerington North High School and a

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Let yourself go TODAY • The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration

and Tall Ship Festival runs from today through Monday at various locations along the western shore of Lake Erie. The Battle of Lake Erie will be re-enacted by tall ships. For information, call 440-349-3210 or visit www. • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Rick Sylvester in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY • The Victoria Theatre

Association screens the movie, “The French Connecction,” and a Warner Bros. cartoon tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. Free popcorn and soda at 6 p.m. Wurlitzer organ concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 at or 888-228-3630. • Sidney author Richard Giedroyc and Celina author Ted Goodwin will autograph their books at Around About Books, 8 W. Main St., Troy, from 5 to 7 p.m. Giedroyc will sign “Iron Wolf.” Goodwin will sign “Lessons from a Headache.” 937-339-1707. • The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in downtown Troy and at Troy Memorial Stadium today and Saturday features performances by many area bands and a soldout performance by Mumford & Sons. Admission to downtown street fair is $5 per day. Tickets to performances are at For information, visit • A giant scale radio-controlled model aircraft air show is at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For information, call 937-255-7207 or visit • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Skilless Villains in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free. • The University of Dayton screens the movie, “Silver Linings Playbook,” at 8 p.m. in the ArtStreet Studio B screening room on campus. 937-229-5101.

SATURDAY • The Piqua Heritage Festival opens today and runs

through Monday at the John Johnston Farm off Ohio 66 in Piqua. Historic demonstrations, food, entertainment, children’s activities, cruise-in, balloon launch, encampments. • Elvis Presley Jr performs a dinner show at the Wooden Shoe Inn in Minster. Dinner is at 7 p.m. The concert is at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $24, dinner and show; $15, show only. Dinner reservations at 567-712-0107. The 2012 Russia Homecoming Festival will begin with outdoor Mass at 4:30 p.m. today and continues Sunday at St. Remy Hall. • Lake Loramie State Park and the Ohio Division of Wildlife will host a catfish derby from 9 a.m. to noon for children 17 and younger. Fishermen should register at the beach parking lot off Ohio 362. Poles and a limited supply of bait will be available. • The second annual Port Jefferson Fire Department block party will begin with a parade stepping off at the cemetary at noon. The party will run until 11 p.m. Events include live music, cornhole tournament, fire equipment displays, car show, food, beer, tip books, blood drive. • The St. John Catholic Church and Parish Hall will host its 123nd annual Fryburg Homecoming today with a 5K race at 8 a.m. and Sunday with bingo, poker, raffles, rides, children’s games and food from 4 to 11:30 p.m. For information, visit • The Ohio Renaissance Festival continues today, Sunday and Monday at 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information at • The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Corky’s Rock & Roll in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents a talk on barred owls at 2 p.m. 937-698-6493.

MONDAY • The Sidney Kiwanis Club will host its annual chicken barbecue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or until sold out. Tickets: $7.

TUESDAY • The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society and the Johnny

Appleseed Metropolitan Park District present a talk by Robert C. Glotzhober, “Ohio’s Dragons and Damsels,” about dragonflies and danselflies, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the OSU-Lima’s Visitor and Student Services Center, 3900 Campus Drive. Free. • The New Bremen Public Library offers a craft to give grandparents on Grandparents Day. All ages are welcome to make the craft at 3 p.m. Andrea Burton offers a basic class about Pinterest at 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-629-2158.

Sixth cornhole contest set Applefest this year will hold the sixth annual Applefest cornhole tournament sponsored by the Fairlawn High School Drama Club. The competition begins on Sept. 7 and is open to the public. Registration fees are $20 per twoperson team competing in a double elimination event. The tournament will be held on the south side of the court square beginning at 10 a.m. All registration forms must be

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submitted by 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 7. Registration forms are available in the Entry Forms section of the Applefest website at www. or at the tournament registration booth located on the south side of the court square. Registration can also be made on Sept. 6 at the cornhole tournament booth from 6 to 9 p.m. or by sending the registration form and payment to Fairlawn High School Drama Club, Attn: Shelly

Meyers joins U.S. Air Force Alyx Meyers, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and is due to report soon after Sept. 5. The daughter of Ric

Meyers and Jennifer and Brad Kemp, of Sidney, she was named best witness in mock trial and earned superior ratings for science projects entered in district and

regional science fairs while she was in high school. Her other high school activities included the musical, track, Cavs 4 a Cure, and Pro-Life Guards.

Her community activities included Big Buddies and being a youth leader at the Russell Road Church. She is employed part time by Buffalo Wild Wings.

Museum sells Oakley souvenir GREENVILLE — The Garst Museum and the Annie Oakley Center Foundation now offer for sale an Annie Oakley collectible card It is reminiscent of promotional cards Annie Oakley would hand out to her audience after a sharp-shooting performance. Today, the origi-

nals are in museums and private collections and are highly sought after as Annie Oakley collectibles. The foundation asked Oakley’s great-great-grandnephew, marksman Jeff Perry, to shoot through the heart of these newly produced cards. Proceeds from their sale will

benefit the foundation and the Garst Museum. The Annie Oakley collectible card, the first of a series, can be purchased from the Garst Museum Store, 205 N. Broadway, for $5. They can be ordered by phone at 937-548-5250.

College acceptances Rossman to Wright State

Kathryn Rossman, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Wright State University, where she plans to study psychology. T h e daughter of Tom and Lisa Rossman AlvetroRo s s m a n , of Sidney, she earned a varsity letter and a Coaches Leadership Award in softball, entered science projects in the district and state science fairs, and earned first and second honors. Her other high school activities included Buckeye Girls State, Interact , S cience Olympiad, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Guards, Substance Abuse Advisory Committee and being a Kairos leader. Her community activities included being a eucharistic minister, vacation Bible school, and volunteering for Dorothy Love Retirement Community, CYO, Compassionate Care and mission trips.

has been accepted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she plans to study biology. The daughter of Bill and Mary Bosway, of Sidney, she participated in National Honor Society, Interact, ProLife, Cavs 4 a Cure, ProLife march, swimming and the musical. She was

a Kairos leader and a lector. She is a member of Holy Angels parish and is employed part time by Freshway Foods.

Cabe to Brigham Young

Sarah Elizabeth Cabe, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Brigham Young University-Idaho. The daughter of Del and Darla Cabe, of Sidney, she participated during high school in the musical, show choir, marching band, concert band, Pro-Life, Cavs for a Cure and music ministry.

Gilardi to Wright State

Andrew Gilardi, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Wright State University, where he plans to study business management. The son of Phil and Trina Gilardi Gilardi, of Sidney, he was named the offensive back of the year in 2011 and 2012. His high school activities included football, baseball and Stock Club. He is employed part time by Freshway Foods.

Layman to OSU

NEW BREMEN — Kelsey Layman, a 2013 graduate of New Bremen High School, has been accepted by Ohio State University, where she plans to study English education.

The daughter of Jim and Laura Layman, of New Bremen, she participated in track, D r a m a C l u b , m a rc h ing band, S p a n i s h Layman Club and CARDS club and was a student athletic trainer. She is employed part time by McDonald’s in Minster.

Davis to OSU-Lima

Jacob Davis, a 2013 graduate of Sidney High School, has been accepted by the Ohio State University-Lima, where he plans to study mechanical e n g i n e e ring. The son of Darin and Renee Davis.he received Davis high honors, won a 200 Club Scholarship, a Music Booster Scholarship, and received a Scholar Athlete Award. His high school activities included soccer, basketball, track, band, student government and National Honor Society. He attends St. John’s Lutheran Church and is in the Youth Group and has been on two mission trips to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He works part time at Meijer Distribution Center.

Jock to Franciscan University

Ethan Jock, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he

plans to study biology. The son of Dan and Melissa Jock, of Maplewood, he earned the Fredrick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award for Social Justice. He was the MVP of the swin team in his junior and senior years and was named an outstanding musician all four years in high school His other high school activities included National Honor Society, marching band, concert band, soccer, tennis, show choir, musical, church choir, Praise and Worship, Academia, Science Olympiad, senior class president, Cavs 4 the Cure president and Pro-Life Guards. His community activities included being a church cantor, a server, a soup kitchen volunteer and a Dorothy Love volunteer.

Davis to Wright State

Daniel Davis, a 2013 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by Wright State University, where he plans to study psychology. The son of Elizabeth and Gregory Larger, he was on the academic honor roll and was a varsity letterman. His high school activities included football, basketball, National Honor Society, Pro-Life, Relay for Life, Interact, Stock Club, Academia, the school musical, Kairos leader, Science Olympiad, show choir, men’s choir and baseball. His community activities included CYO basketball, being a blood donor, scrap metal drive, ushering at Mass and being a church volunteer.

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Bosway WEDNESDAY • The A.J. Wise-Fort Loramie Library will present to Wake a talk by Scott Trostel about the Great Flood of 1913 at 6:30 p.m. Register to attend by calling 295-3155 or Forest emailing Lauren Bosway, a 2013 graduate of Lehman SEPT 5 Catholic High School, • The A.B. Graham Memorial Center senior lunch features a tour of Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney and lunch there. Buses will leave the center, 8025 E. U.S., Conover, at 11 a.m. Call 937-368-3700 for reservations.

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38th Annual Northern Area Congress planned Sept. 21

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PIQUA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 38th Annual Northern Area Congress will be held Sept. 21 at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis and is an annual gathering of leaders and teachers of religion in the area. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living as Sacrament.â&#x20AC;? Bishop Joseph Binzer of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the keynote speaker, and he will reflect on who we are as sacramental people, as people with the living presence of Christ among us. After the keynote address there will be two workshop sessions, allowing each participant to choose from a total of 22 workshops. These workshops are recommended for teachers or catechists of various age levels and ministerial need. Participants of diverse ministries

2013 Parish CafĂŠ Series begins Sept. 11 VERSAILLES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 2013 Parish CafĂŠ series will begin Sept. 11 with a presentation by Joshua Danis and a discussion on ways to live with holiness in modern life. The program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Live Out Holiness,â&#x20AC;? will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church (lower level meeting area), 14 E. Wood St. Danis, the northern coordinator of the Family and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will share concrete examples from Scripture and from modern life on how all types of families can make small changes today that will lead to


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Versailles couple start foundation to aid seminarians VERSAILLES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Melvin and Mary Ann Stucke, of Versailles, have started a fund at the HOPE Foundation of Darke County to assist young men who are studying to be a Catholic priest. Their desire is to encourage other donors from Darke County to join their effort, and to inspire similar funds in Shelby and Mercer counties to assist young men in those counties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to show seminarians that we support them and are so proud of their decision to serve the

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will find enrichment for their faith life and take home a clearer vision of their call to proclaim the Gospel, organizers said. Participants can also review the newest religious education and spiritual resources as they browse the many displays by publishers, religious bookstores and archdiocesan offices. For more information or a brochure, contact the director of religious education at local parishes or the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in Sidney at 498-1192, or can email sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati. org. The registration deadline is Sept. 13. The full brochure of this event is online at ministries-offices/evangelization-andcatechesis. Approximately 300 people in the Miami Valley attend this event each year and more are always welcome, organizers said.

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Antiques store closes store and pharmacy,” Betty said of her grandfather’s shop. When Dishong was unable to manage it, his daughter, Fridley’s mother, took over. It was a large operation, filling half a city block and three floors high. “But when raising children took up her time, (my grandmother) just shut the door and walked away,” said Fridley’s daughter, Aven Rhoades. The mercantile closed in 1955. It sat silent as its acres of merchandise gathered dust and became antiques, until Fridley and her husband, Ed, drove a truck north from Anna 19 years later. They loaded the truck with oil lamp chimneys, patent medicine bottles, furniture, wooden shoe lasts, china dishware, carpenter’s tools, Christmas ornaments, children’s books with cloth pages, and more. All of it went into the little log buiding, which they believe was constructed in about 1830 as the first house in what was then the town of Woodstock. It had been sided and lived in, so Betty didn’t know it was historic when, in 1971, she and Ed moved “out from town.” “Dad knew it was a log cabin. That’s why they

ANNA — It was a dream come true and now, it is a dream that is over. In mid-August, after 39 years, Betty Fridley closed her antiques business, U. Dishong Country Store, at 12699 S. County Road 25A. Opening it had been her dream for a long time. “It was Mom’s passion, the antiques store,” said her son, Mark Fridley, “and Dad’s thorn in his side.” “My husband didn’t want me to do it, because he didn’t want me to be tied up all the time,” Betty said. “So I advertised, ‘Chance or appointment.’ That made my husband happy. I didn’t just sit over there all the time.” “Over there” is an historic log cabin a few steps from the Fridley home in rural Anna. It was in the log cabin that she established the country store in 1974. At the time, she stocked it with merchandise and fitted it with fixtures from a mercantile, which had been run by her grandfather, Uriah Dishong, in Hoytville, Wood County at the turn of the last century. “It was an 1890s Walmart — a general

moved out here. “I was slave labor to tear off siding and knock out drywall,” Mark laughed. Ed, now deceased, had owned a gas station in Anna. Betty was a high school business teacher. They installed the cases and filled them with merchandise. Betty named the store after her grandfather, because what she was selling had been what he had for sale. “Some of the things, we didn’t know what they were,” Rhoades said. Among the strange pieces they could identify was a five-foot-tall coffee grinder, which someone did eventually buy. A pharmacist from Springfield paid $900 for most of the patent medicines. A druggist’s surround was purchased by someone in Indiana. “A Lydia Pinkham sign was a hot item,” Rhoades said. During the ensuing years, Betty added to the inventory by going to auctions and other antiques stores, but she didn’t buy much for the store. Her grandfather’s stock kept her in good supply. A few times, the Fridleys took merchandise to sell at flea markets in Springfield, Columbus and Indiana. But the bulk of Betty’s sales took place in the log house. There

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Betty Fridley, of Anna, points out places where the building housing U. Dishong Antiques has been patched over the years, but most of it — including the logs — is original. The building is an old house, but many of its contents including the wooden counter pictured, came from a large store Fridley’s grandfather owned in Wood County, the U. Dishong Store. Fridley has closed the shop and has started to box up items in the store.

were regular customers and visitors from as far away as Japan and Germany. And there were people who stopped in hoping she would buy what they had for sale. “People were asking her to appraise things,” Rhoades said. “Occasionally, she bought a whole estate.” Betty didn’t sell on consignment, though, because she feared that items wouldn’t sell very fast. “I’d have to keep it so long before I sold it, I’d be embarassed, so I bought it outright,” Betty said. Betty isn’t sure how her devotion to antiques began.

Transfers The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Anna Rick A. Broaddrick to Ruth Ann Tillman, Wa n n e m a c h e r ’s Subdivision No. 5, lot 394, $41,800. Douglas Fogt and Eric E. Fogt, trustee, to Sally A. Fogt, Whispering Meadows Subdivision, lot 372, exempt. Jackson Center Dougla M. and Deborah K. Stephenson to Eric and Jill M. Fleckenstein, Edgewood Estates, lots 269 and 303, $40,200. Wayne Akers to Thomas and Judith E. Regula, Buchanan Addition, lots 157-158, $16,000. Wayne Akers to Gerald W. and Frances J. Akers, outlot 44, and parts outlots 42 and 43, exempt. Newport Sandra M. McClellan, estate, to Norman A. McClellan Jr., Poeppelman Plat, lot 218, undivided 1/6

interest, $6,000. Sidney Linda Harris and Susan Erbes, trustees, to Linda Harris, Susan Erbes, Robert Lochtefeld, David Lochtefeld and Anthony Lochtefeld, Parkwood Subdivision, lot 237; and Clinton Twp., section 24, 0.195 acres; exempt. Brad VanTilburgh to Joshua S. and Dianna H. Albright, Burke Subdivision, lot 3257, $123,000. Virginia McClain to Michael McClain, Plum Ridge Development Phase 9, lot 6948, exempt. Sharon L. Cathcart to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Park Place Subdivision, part lot 4, allotment 2, $34,000. Dwight I. Meyer and Candy Meyer to Sovereign Bank NA, part lot 299, $6,675. Leonard C. Zumbarger to John E. and Josephine Harman, Hall Subdivision, lot 2949, $97,000. Melissa A. (Riddle) Wooddell to Robert D. Crouch, lot 2590, $47,000. Shreves Construction Co. to Marvin P. and Linda S. Meininger, Plum Ridge Development phase 8, lot 7031, $40,000. Heather Nicole (Burton) Bullard to Jon Lee Bullard, 7th addition Wells Hills Subdivision, lot 4927, exempt. Robert E. and Norma J.

Mouk to Penny Swallow, Fairmont Park section 1, lot 3121, $56,000. Everbank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Parkwood Subdivision, lot 131, exempt. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Wagner’s Subdivision, lot 46, exempt. Lewis A. and Judith A. Blackford to Christopher M. and Alissa M. Geise, North Bon Air Subdivision 5th addition, lot 3819, $170,000. Patricia A. Sale to Crystal L. Sexauer, Imperial Woods Subdivision, lot 3528, exempt. Richard Scott and Penny Sue Britten to Galen D. Urick, Wells Hill Subdivision, third addition, lot 4267, $169,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Becky and Tom Martin, part lot 429, $26,000. Harvey A. and Constance L. Tolson to Tolson Investments LLC, West Towne Plaza replat, lot 6588, exempt. Harvey A. and Constance L. Tolson to Tolson Investments LLC, lot 6557, exempt. Almond C. and Betty Woods to John F. Greer, North Bon Air addition,

lot 2671, $137,000. Residential Investments LLC to Knight’s Towing & Recovery LLC, first addition, lot 152, $8,000. Clinton Township HSBC Bank USA NA, trustee, to EH Pooled 912 LP, section 10, complicated tract, $16,800. Daniel R. Weigandt, Brenda M. Schlater, Richard L. Weigandt, Kenneth H. Schlater and Julian Weigandt to Lori L. Ward and Todd A. Thompson, part section 24, 0.42 acres, $115,000. Dinsmore Township Jeffrey E. and Vickie J. Bertsch to Carole A. and William A. Foster, Ruby Long Survey easement, section 26, lot 445, $187,000. David R. Heilers, Richard A. Heilers, James B. Heilers and Irene F. Heilers to Heilers Family Farm LLC, part section 30, 103 acres, exempt.

“I had a liking for them,” she said. “The old store always fascinated me. I loved to nose around (it).” Now, she sighed, it’s time to downsize. “I don’t walk well. I can’t stay over there (for long periods of time),” she said. Although she was willing to sell the business rather than close it, she hadn’t had an offer. “I have a price in mind, if anyone wanted to buy the whole thing,” she said. There are still thousands of items in the log cabin still left from the shelves of the mercantile. It’s a treasure trove for country antiques or Americana

Anna hires new ag teacher ANNA — As the Anna FFA Chapter starts its 2013-14 school year, so does 2003 Anna graduate Sarah Heilers. Heilers will be serving as Anna High School’s new FFA and agricultural education teacher. Heilers is filling the vacancy created by the departure of Michelle Brunson, who is now employed at the Upper Valley Career Center Piqua as an instructional supervisor. While in high school, Heilers participated in the FFA program, receiving her American FFA degree as well as serving as the chapter president. In 2007 she went on to graduate from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture. Heilers received her mas-




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primitives collectors, and Betty has donated high button shoes to the Shelby County Historical Society. Some of it may go to Texas. Rhoades lives in Blessing, Texas, and runs a quilt shop there. She may expand into antiques. “At the present time, that’s the only way I can think of of disposing of it,” Betty said. Until then, Teddy, the shop’s cat, will continue to enjoy poking around the counters and corners and cubby-holes, purring among merchandise that was new a long, long time ago.


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Municipal court drug abuse, was bound over to Shelby County Common Pleas Court after Taylor waived a preliminary hearing. • The case of John J. Ward, 41, 1010 Lynn St., charged with two counts of drug abuse, was bound over to Shelby County Common Pleas Court after Ward waived a preliminary hearing. • The case of Michael R. Brown, 42, 203 Lacey Ave., Anna, charged with failure to file a sales tax report, was dismissed. In Municipal Court Tuesday, Goettemoeller fined Sherry L. Banks, 44, 401 Bel Air Drive, $200 and $161 costs and sentenced her to 30 days in jail (three days credit) for criminal trespass. • Steven A. Delafuente, 32, 706 S. Ohio Ave., was fined $100 and $138 costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail for criminal trespass. Fifteen days were suspended and he was given two days credit. • David J. Sprague, 18, 419 Enterprise Ave., was fined $50 and $111 costs for prohibitions (underage possession of alcoholic beverage). • Christian M. Manor, 19, 214 Pike St., was fined $150 and $111 costs for speeding. • Janelle E. Rismiller, 24, 13656 Rismiller Road, Anna, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Westley J. Cavanaugh, 26, 3120 State Route 66, Houston, was fined $30 and $111 costs for speeding. In Municipal Court Wednesday, Goettemoeller fined Jason K. Kessler, 34, 729 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. G, $1,000 ($750 suspended) and $118 costs and sentenced him to 90 days in jail for drug abuse. • Mitchell E. Holthaus, 22, 1921 Dingman-Slagle Road, was fined $250 and $97 costs, sentenced to 10 days in jail, and his driver’s license was suspended six months for reckless operation, amended from driving under the influence. Dismissed were charges of

driving under the influence (breath) and speeding. • David A. Stephens, 23, 15330 Fort LoramieSwanders Road, was fined $150 and $138 costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail for disorderly conduct. • Jasmine L. Sharp, 23, 615 Michigan St., was sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to attend the License Intervention Program for driving under suspension. Another driving under suspension charge was dismissed. • Tanya C. Couchot, 34, 1091 Appleblossom Lane, was fined $75 and $138 costs for disorderly conduct. • Robin Ross, 57, 632 Folkerth Ave., Lot 18, was fined $150 and $107 costs for disorderly conduct. • Daniel C. Kirkland, 28, 107 Meadow Drive, Botkins, was fined $70 and $111 costs for speeding. • The case of Coty R. Niswonger, 20, 324 Doering St., charged with failure to comply with an officer, was dismissed. Civil cases The following civil cases were filed recently: Capital One Bank, Columbus v. Charlotte R. Walker, 525 Fair Road, $1,643. Mercer County EMS, Celina v. Michael P. Olivieri, 1118 Port Jefferson Road, $685.50. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jason M. Dotson, 415 Sixth Ave., $3,763.24. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Andrew Bonnette, 1763 Fair Oaks Drive, $636.80. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Barbara A. Ferree, 1050 N. Main Ave., $3,938.48. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jason W. Calhoun and Candis L. Calhoun, Jackson Center, $684.63. Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine v. Sherry Spaugy and Steven Spaugy, 17529 High St., Anna, $670. Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lima v. Robert Helmke, 300 Clay St., Jackson St., and Michelle A. Helmke (now known as)

Miller, $140.24. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jennifer L. Causey, 907 Spruce Ave., $1,727. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Ashlie M. Hurley, 311 N. Ohio Ave., $1,676.65. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Tiffany J. Maxson, 2505 Fair Road, $1,095.96. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Forrest G. Adams, Port Jefferson, $4,962.69. Farmers Elevator, Houston v. Mike Huelskamp, Bradford, $1,514.12. Midland Funding, San Diego, Calif. v. Lee Schweitzer, 933 N. Main Ave., $2,966.33. Schafer Oil Co., Fort Loramie v. Joe Cowan, 5996 Rangeline Road, Houston, $441.91. National Credit Adjusters, Hutchinson, Kan. v. Debra Savage, 7566 Stoker Road, $3,349.97. Cach Inc., Denver, Colo. v. Debra Savage, 7566 Stoker Road, $5,606.85. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Timothy D. Taylor and Sherry Taylor, 219 1/2 E. Court St., $7,439.62. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa M. Quinn, Piqua, $3,161.87. Civil cases dismissed Civil cases dismissed recently were: American Budget Co., Sidney v. Juanita Golden, Dayton, and Billy W. Price, 1864 Fair Oaks Drive, $1,351.78 and $1,131.24; paid in full. Midland Funding, San Diego, Calif. v. Alicia Gonzalez, Sidney, $3,491.78; dismissed due to lack of service. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Gordon D. Gesell and Kristina Gesell, 120 Mound St., $1,011.52; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Erica N. Cook, Port Jefferson, $1,539.75; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Robbie F. Gates and Stacy E. Gates, Anna, $564.75; judgment satisfied.

Lima Radiological Associates v. Vicki M. Johnson, 627 Ardiss Place, $232; judgment satisfied. Capital One Bank, Glen Allen, Va. v. Richard B. Snider, 331 Franklin Ave., $1,293.67; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Timothy S. Campbell and Candice Campbell, 10995 Little Turtle Way, $450; dismissed without prejudice. Autovest, Southfield v. Jason Chester, 500 N. Vandemark Road, Apt. 69, $6,324.49; dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Abouh Ba, 500 Vandemark Road, Apt. 85, $522; judgment satisfied. Daniel W. Bowman, 507 N. Miami Ave. v. Tracy Clason and Crawford Foster, 221 1/2 E. Court St., $1,555; judgment satisfied. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys v. Richard Inman and Ronda Inman, 412 Apollo St., $1,387.06; judgment satisfied. Citibank, Sioux Falls, S.D. v. Beverly E. Kauffman, 2433 LoramieWashington Road, $10,447.19; judgment satisfied. Lima Radiological Associates, Lima v. Brett L. Pitts, Sidney, $719.27; judgment satisfied. Midland Funding, San Diego, Calif. v. Kurtis New, 1601 Miami Conservancy Road, $1,364.65; judgment satisfied. Midland Funding Associates v. Debbie Daniel, 9143 Lochard Road, $4,081.45; judgment satisfied. Lima Radiological Associates, Lima v. Susan Hicks and Richard J. Hicks, 510 S. Wagner Ave., $180.75; judgment satisfied. Vion Holdings, Anaheim, Calif. v. Julia Mason, 224 Pike St., $7.875.97; dismissed without prejudice. by plaintiff. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. John W. Kies

and Heather M. Kies, 402 S. Kuther Road, $2,646.15; dismissed without prejudice. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dennis D. Martin, Sidney, $1,048.09; case settled. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Betty J. Kimbler-Sanford and Mark Kimbler, 6693 Ferree Road, $4,539.09; judgment satisfied. Asset Acceptance, Cleveland v. Andrew D. Heinfeld, 1123 Morris Ave., $1,975.02; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa D. Box, 40 S. Washington St., New Bremen, $1,822.51; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Paul W. Burns, 315 S. Main St., Botkins, $515.45, judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dianna Lake, 612 W. North St., $1,059.35; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Angie Bigelow, 10882 Schenk Road, $1,394.54; judgment satisfied. Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, Lima v. John M. Schwab, 1509 Marilyn Drive, $1,125.92; judgment satisfied. Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio v. Timohy E. Wade, 17940 Mason Road, $1,100.40; judgment satisfied. Lima Radiological Associates, Lima v. Gingia L. Martin, 322 S. Walnut Ave., $165.58; judgment satisfied. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney v. Nathaniel Heffner and Kambra Heffner, 515 Karen Ave., $656.45; judgment satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Virginia K. Chambers, 1146 Morris Ave., $570.34; judgment satisfied. St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima v. Matthew C. Shady, 18125 Lock Two Road, Jackson Center, $427.23; judgment satisfied.


In Sidney Municipal Court Monday, Judge Duane Gottemoeller fined Robert T. Hammer, 45, 118 N. Ohio Ave., $50 and $105 costs and sentenced him to five days in jail for fishing without a license. • Nikolas A. Wagner, 18, 301 N. Walnut St., Apt. 1, was fined $150 and $107 costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for criminal mischief. • Gregory A. Carnes, 47, 218 Stewart St., was fined $150 and $111 costs and ordered to serve 20 hours of community service for driving under suspension. • Eric M. Dillingham, 57, 416 S. West Ave., was fined $150 ($75 suspended) and $113 costs for criminal trespass. • Zachary K. Elliott, 28, 111 W. College St., Jackson Center, was fined $150 and $111 costs for speeding. • Ann M. Will, 35, 17834 State Route 706, was fined $150 (suspended) and $111 costs for disorderly conduct. • Kevin Burns, 22, 655 Greenacre St., was fined $25 and $111 costs for conveying intoxicating liquor or cash onto grounds of detention facilities or other institutions. • Jessia N. Rohrer, 32, 334 Park St., was fined $75 and $101 costs for no operator’s license and $25 and $10 costs for a stop or yield sign violation. • Mason D. Francis, 20, 2332 Wapakoneta Ave., was fined $25 and $111 costs for failure to control. • Andrew T. Jackson, 42, 516 Michigan St., was fined $30 and $86 costs for a seat belt violation. • John A. Hoying, 51. 12151 Ash Drive, Minster, was fined $100 and $111 costs for speeding. • Olivia J. Seving, 18, 224 Bon Air Drive, was fined $25 and $111 costs for a traffic control device violation. • Autumn Brideweser, 36, 1814 Shawnee Drive, was fined $25 and $111 costs for failure to control. • The case of Mocoe Taylor, 27, 117 Pike St., charged with two counts of


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Exercise benefits all, even Parkinson’s patient DEAR DR. ROACH: ANSWER: Parkinson’s Please discuss the benefit disease is a disease of of exercise for treatment of motor and other brain funcParkinson’s disease. I am tion that is progressive. a 78-year-old woman who Generalized slowwas diagnosed with ness of movement PD in March and happens in almost given a prescription all people. While for carbidopa/levodotremor, rigidity and pa. A second opinion balance troubles are in June confirmed common, they are the diagnosis, but I not universal. am reluctant to start progression taking the meds. I To your of The Parkinson’s diswork out on a recumgood is highly varibent cross-training health ease able among those stair climber for 50 Dr. Keith minutes, plus other affected. In general, Roach machines, three days people diagnosed at a week. I do aqua a younger age may aerobics on alternate have a more rapidly days. Is this voluntary exer- progressive course. Some cise beneficial as a treat- people have no significant ment for PD? disability for many years I have a limited hand after diagnosis. tremor and an occasional As far as exercise goes, buzzing sensation in my any exercise that promotes torso, which feels like a good balance, flexibility and tuning fork. There is no strength is helpful. Aqua rigidity or fixed stare. My handwriting is normal. I aerobics are particularly am perplexed by the lack of recommended. Since you symptoms while at rest — are doing well with your or is the worst yet to come? Parkinson’s so far and are — D.D. getting very good amounts

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DEAR ABBY: While I man and I believe him, but was out of town, my hus- … How should I handle band, “Miles,” ran into this? I don’t want to forbid his high school girlfriend him to talk to her, but I am at a party hosted by good feeling very insecure. Am I friends of ours. She has foolish to let their contact been through a bad divorce, continue? We have been and Miles insists married 30 years. — his desire to keep THREATENED IN in touch with her is KENTUCKY merely concern for a D E A R dear friend. Until I T H R E AT E N E D : put a stop to it, he Tell your husband was calling her every you know he loves night, talking with you, has good morher for at least an als and would never Dear hour at a time. He leave you, but that Abby said there was nothyou feel intimidated Abigail ing more to it. his renewed relationI have now insisted Van Buren ship with his high that he call her only school sweetheart. once a week and in Tell him you know he is my presence. He’s comply- kindhearted, but for YOUR ing, but it distresses me to mental health to please hear him enjoy the conver- consider winding down sation so much. Miles truly these conversations. And cares about her and she it would be a kindness for makes him laugh. He says him to recommend a counhe loves only me and will selor to his friend to help never leave me. He’s a good her resolve her issues.

DEAR ABBY: I’m 27 and the mother of a 6-yearold boy. I kiss him on the mouth and never thought twice about it until today, when my husband told me it’s “creepy” that I do it at my son’s age. In my family we have always kissed on the mouth, and I still kiss my mother this way. Is it “weird” or inappropriate? I didn’t think so, but now I’m concerned. — “SMOOCHY” IN TACOMA, WASH. DEAR “SMOOCHY”: Did you also kiss your father on the mouth? Different families have different customs, and if your husband spent much time around your family he should have noticed that. I don’t see anything weird or inappropriate about the way you kiss your child. If your son reaches an age where it makes him uncomfortable, I’m sure he’ll let you know. DEAR ABBY: I work in

customer service and have noticed that more than half the people who write in abruptly end their emails with “Please advise.” To me, it seems rude and demanding. I feel that if a question has already been asked, there is no need to follow up with this phrase. What is the proper etiquette for using this phrase? — OFFENDED IN NEW JERSEY DEAR OFFENDED: There is no rule of etiquette pertaining to the use of the phrase “please advise.” Many individuals who write to me for advice end their letters that way. It’s not offensive; it simply means the person is asking for a reply.

100 years Aug. 29, 1913 The new traffic ordinance recently passed by city council is now in effect. It is the intention of officials to instruct the public in every way in the matter of complying with the ordinance and will have a policeman at each corner of the square Saturday for that purpose. ––––– The State Liquor License commission today appointed William Klipstine, Democrat , and Anton R. Friedmann, P r o g r e s s i v e Republican of Shelby County as members of the Shelby County liquor board. 75 years Aug. 29, 1938 H.L. Henderson, who has been on the faculty of Sidney High School for the past eight years, has resigned to accept a position with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Henderson has been the teacher in the vocational division of the high school and the vacancy will be filled by Elmer J. Hammann, of Cincinnati. ––––– Prof. and Mrs. Frank L. Loy, and daughters Ruth and Jeanne, of Ada; Miss Nettie Loy, of New Bremen, and Miss Ruth Geer, of Orange Township, arrived in New York yesterday, completing a two-month tour of Europe. They took their auto with them and drove over 5,000 miles, crossing the Alps twice. 50 years Aug. 29, 1963 Playing flute and piccolo in the AllOhio Boys Band at the Ohio State Fair is becoming an annual habit with Darrell Brautigam, R.R. 1, Sidney. The youth is doing it again this year. Also attending the fair in a musical capacity from the Fairlawn area is Judy Herring. Judy has been selected to sing soprano in the Ohio Youth Choir, a new organization at the fair. ––––– Larry Young,

Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney, has joined the staff at the Wagner House barber shop. Young will fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of Don Haney for military service. 25 years Aug. 29, 1988 Members of the Berliner Sangen Choir (Berlin Singing Choir) performed songs from the home of their ancestors during the Fort Loramie German Heritage Days celebration. Singing with the choral group are Tom Gagel, James Keller and Frank Turner, Fort Loramie. ––––– Photo: Turtle Creek Township Trustee Ralph Eilerman points to a map of the proposed tax abatement area near Hardin. Eilerman, other township trustees and Shelby County Commissioners attended a HardinHouston Board of Education meeting Monday night which dealt, in part, with the tax abatement issue. Sankyo America Inc. has requested tax abatement for an 80-acre site on which it plans to build a plant. ––––– HARDIN – The Hardin-Houston Board of Education Monday night approved the hiring of Paul Keller, a teacher in the Sidney School District, as the new Houston Middle School principal. Keller, 30, who is a teacher at Northwood School and Sidney High School volleyball coach, will be replacing Sharon Dudek. Ms. Dudek has moved from the Houston building to become Hardin Elementary School principal. ——— 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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Odds and ends OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beating the late-summer heat isn’t as easy as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as residents there are being asked not to drink tap water after red worms were found in the filtering system. The worms — ranging from a half-inch to an inch long — showed up earlier this week in the drinking water supply in Colcord, a small town about 80 miles east of Tulsa. City councilman Terry Wood said city water was turned back on Wednesday morning after workers cleaned, drained and re-cleaned the water tower. No worms were found in the tower, he said. “We are still looking into this problem. I mean we need to get to the bottom of it and we will continue to investigate and do pretty much what we need to do to find out what happened here,” Wood said. Residents are being asked not to consume the water or use it to brush teeth or prepare food, Wood said, but it can be used for showers and other activities.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a fun day at work because you're enthusiastic about life as well as enthusiastic about what you're doing. It's a win-win situation. Groups are supportive to you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a wonderful, playful day! Enjoy outdoor events, picnics and barbecues. Slip away on a little vacation if you can. The arts and playful times with children will delight. Romance is promising. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family get-togethers will be positive and joyful today. Some people might hatch big plans for future repairs or changes at home. It's a good day! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because you're in a positive frame of mind today, people are attracted to you. After all, enthusiasm is contagious! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is an excellent day for business and commerce; however, be careful about going overboard. Yes you're confident, but you want to be realistic as well. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You're thinking about larger issues in your life today. You also feel hopeful. Your mind is clear, sharp and alert, and you're quick to see the big picture. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel content and pleased with yourself today. In fact, you are aware of being able to appreciate who you are and what you have. (This is the way to be.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) All group activities will be upbeat and positive because people are in a good mood today. Expect an easy give-andtake with others. Group sports will be fun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You make a great impression on others today, especially if you are traveling for business. Work-related travel and dealing with foreign countries will expand your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You're in the mood to learn something new today, plus you want adventure! This is the perfect day to expand your horizons and talk to people from different backgrounds. Go, go, go! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good day to discuss how to share things -- inheritances, mortgages, loans and jointly held property. People feel generous and cooperative, and so do you. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because those who are close to you are upbeat and positive today, this is the time to pop the question or make an important suggestion. Your ideas will be well-received by others. YOU BORN TODAY You are rock solid, reliable, responsible and organized. People know this about you. In part, this is because you like your life to be well-ordered and comfortable. You also have excellent money savvy. Naturally, your stability is a wonderful boon to your family. Good news! This year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Ted Williams, baseball player; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author; Angel Coulby, actress.







Sports Thursday, August 29, 2013

Today’s sports Replay 50 years ago Aug. 29, 1963 Having only five boys who played with the pigskin last seas, including four Seniors, coach Virg Winglewich of Minster is not sure of a strong team this season. Bob Huelsman and Tom Sticker are about the two biggest boys on the team. Other seniors are Allan Boerger, Bob Fischer and Fred Rutschilling. 25 years ago Aug. 29, 1988 Lehman’s talented girls tennis team opened with an easy 5-0 win over Celina. Erin Termuhlen, a freshman, won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, while at second singles, Megan Dunson won 6-0, 6-0. At this singles, the sweep was completed by Mindy Smith, who also won 6-0, 6-0. The first doubles team of Angie Booth and Mindy Berning won 6-0, 6-2, and the second doubles team of Christy McBride and Kristin Thornberry won 7-6, 2-6,6-2. 10 years ago Aug. 29, 2003 Fort Loramie beat Marion and Coldwater in girls golf Thursday. Loramie had 201, Marion 261 and Coldwater 241. Megan Hoying had a 48 to lead Loramie, Tara Olberding 50, Danyel Goettemoeller 51 and Jenny Dues 52.

Sports on the air High school sports on the radio, internet THURSDAY High school football — Troy vs.Chaminade at Wayne, Air time 6:30 (Also on Stadium FM 107.3) FRIDAY High school football — Lehman at Anna, air time 7:05

Calendar High school sports TONIGHT Volleyball Fairlawn at Fort Loramie Russia at Jackson Center Houston at Anna New Bremen at Minster Marion Local at Versailles Christian Academy at Ohio Heat Lima Temple at Riverside Boys golf Sidney at Piqua Anna at Russia (Stillwater) Loramie at Houston (Oaks) Jackson Center-Botkins (Oaks) St. Henry at New Knoxville Girls golf New BremenMinster(Arrowhead) Versailles at Marion Local Girls soccer Anna at Troy Christian Boys soccer Lima Catholic at Botkins Fairlawn at Calvary Christian

Quote of the Day “This shakedown artist was drunk, screaming racial slurs, and assaulted my client and his family. Scottie and his family are grateful to the sheriff for their investigation and DA for their decision to reject these unfounded charges.” —Mark Geragos, attorney for former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, after prosecutors decided not to file crimina charges against an autograph seeker who authorities say was drunk and exaggerated his injuries after claiming Pippen punched him

On this date in 1989 — Eighteen-year-old Pete Sampras wins his first U.S. Open singles match in four sets over Agustin Moreno of Mexico. 1994 — Tiger Woods, 18, becomes the youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, capturing the last three holes of his 36-hole title match against Trip Kuehne. 2008 — In one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history, top-seeded Ana Ivanovic is ousted from the U.S. Open. Ivanovic is beaten by 188thranked Julie Coin 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round. Never before in the Open era that began in 1968 had the No. 1 woman lost this early in the tournament.

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Roughriders invade for opener Ken Barhorst

Sidney coach Adam Doenges likes to put a meaningful quote or saying at the top of the scouting report that he gives his players each week, and this week’s said “the home runs I hit yesterday don’t mean anything today.” His meaning was obvious — even though his Yellow Jackets beat his alma mater last season to snap a long losing streak in football at Sidney, it doesn’t carry any weight as the team prepares to play Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium against those same Roughriders. The Jackets will tee it up Friday night — at 7 p.m. this year — against the Roughriders to open the 118th season of Sidney High football. The Jackets are coming off a “step forward” kind of season in 2012. After back-to-back 0-10 seasons, last year’s team got off to a shocking start, winning over St. Marys and Bellefontaine the first two weeks, then adding two more victories along the way to finish 4-6. But again, that was last year, and even though Doenges thinks this team will be better than last year’s, he doesn’t know if that will translate to more wins because of the com-

petition. Meanwhile, he said his team accomplished what he wanted in preseason — it got better. “We stressed that to our team,” said Doenges, in his third season as head coach. “And we did get better. We did some things you normally don’t do in our scrimmage at Celina, and again last Friday against Meadowdale. We put some young kids into certain situations just to get them under the lights. That’s something they’d never experienced before. We’re going to have to rely on sophomores and even some freshmen, so we wanted to get them out there in Friday night conditions.” He enters this season “more confident” than he was the last two years. “I think we’ve done some good things offensively and defensively,” said Doenges. “The staff put a lot of work into just trying to be more diversified because we realize we’re not a team that can go toe-to-toe physically with some teams. So we have to do different things. “I firmly believe we’re going to be a better football team,” he said. He said Eric Barnes emerged as the primary ball-carrier in preseason. He’s a 5-foot-8, 190-pounder. “Eric will be getting a lot of


carries,” said Doenges. “And (quarterback) Jordan Fox will carry the ball. We also want to get some of our other kids involved. Last year, Darryl McNeal was a freshman playing defensive back, but we need to get him more involved. He’s a guy we need to get the ball to. “Jordan (Fox) has taken a big step in the right direction,” he added about his senior signalcaller. “He looks the part now. Last year he looked like a fullback playing quarterback. He’s taken coaching really well and it’s been nice watching him progress.” Doenges expects another emotional game this season,

like last year. “That was an emotional high for us,” said Doenges of last year’s win. “I told the kids, people are going to want to talk about it, the media is going to bring it up… But it’s a whole new year and a whole new team. The kids know this is St. Marys and it’s big. It’s almost like a league game.” This year it’s the Roughriders are coming off an 0-10 season, which started with a 10-7 overtime loss to Sidney. “I think they’re still trying to figure out their identity,” said Doenges of the Riders. “They want to run the ball and their doing some more wing-T stuff this year. I think they’ll still want to run the ball. And defensively, they don’t do anything crazy. They just play solid gap-control defense.” Doenges said the key for his squad is to stop the run. “We have to get more threeand-outs,” he said. “Our defense took a big step in the right direction last year, going from giving up 53 points to giving up 26 (per game). And that’s a start. We got stops last year, but after long drives. And we need to force more theeand-outs.” Doenges said his team came through the preseason healthy. “There were a couple of guys banged up, but nothing too major,” Doenges said.

Lady Jackets blank Wayne 1-0 Sidney got the game’s only goal on a free kick from its sweeper, and defeated Wayne 1-0 in high school girls soccer at the soccer complex Wednesday. The victory evened the Lady Jackets’ record at 2-2 on the season and they will host West Carrollton Saturday. “It was back and forth,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “We’ve just had two really physical games, so it took us awhile to get adjusted. We didn’t play as well as we would have liked, but we got the win and were able to secure the lead, which is something we weren’t able to do in our last two games.” The goal came with 15 minutes remaining in the opening half when sweeper Kaitlyn Davis connected on a free kick. The defense and keeper Lindsey Sturwold took over from there to post the shutout, Sturwold finishing with six saves. “The defense played well,” said Goffena. “Kaitlyn is really tough in the back and hard to get by, and Lindsey has really done well in goal for us. She’s putting together a good season so far. “Offensively, we’re struggling,” she added. “We had a few wide-open opportunities that we couldn’t convert.” Wayne won the junior varsity game 2-0.

Sidney’s Lauren Boyd (6) squeezes in front of Wayne’s Allison Brown in girls soccer action at Sidney Wednesday. SDN Photo | Luke Gronneberg

Cavs still looking for first win over Anna Ken Barhorst

You hear it in sports jargon all the time — “never say never.” But it’s unavoidable when you’re talking about the football series between neighboring rivals Anna and Lehman, which continues Friday night at Anna to kick off the 2013 season. So hear goes — Lehman has never beaten Anna on the football field. The two teams began playing each other back in 2006, and all seven games played between the two so far have gone to the Rockets. This year’s game would appear on paper to be a good bet to follow the same pattern. After all, Anna will suit up over 80 players, while the Lehman sideline will be a lot less crowded, with just over 30 in uniform. But the two are big rivals, as you might expect, being just over a stone’s throw from each other. And last year’s game was a good one, with the Rockets outlasting the Cavs 14-0. Lehman’s veteran coach Dick Roll knows his Cavs have their work cut out. “They’re big, huge up front,” said the Cavalier field boss. “And the Williams kid (Christian) is the real deal at tailback. I think they’ll try to pound us on the ground, but coach (Bryan) Rioch has always been a big-play guy, and they have the ability to throw deep. So it’s a real test for our defense.” Williams rushed for over


1,500 yards last year in a nonplayoff season for the Rockets. And Rioch says the 5-foot-11, 225-pounder is stronger and faster this season. But Rioch has his own concerns on the defensive side, because the Cavaliers have changed things up quite a bit. Lehman will go with a four-wideout spread offense and try to create mismatches on the outside. “I think the Lehman coaches are doing the right thing,” said Rioch. “They’re changing their offense to take advantage of what they have. Their quarterback does a nice job. He’s a little slippery. And they’re growing into their offense. “I thought we progressed well

on defense in preseason, but we were looking at a ton of kids,” he added. “We’re not as big and we have a new linebacker, but overall, I thought our preseason went well on that side of the ball.” “It’s a work in progress,” Roll said of the new spread offense. “The kids enjoy it, and the young coaches enjoy it. And I’m starting to enjoy it. We started working on it during our summer camp, so the kids knew what to expect when practice started.” Roll said he’s stressing the “12 percent rule” to his kids this week. “If more than 12 percent of our plays go bad, we’re in trouble,” he said. He’s right about one thing — the Rockets are huge up front, with 6-3 junior Shaun Wenrick and 6-5 junior Chandler Cotterman. Both are 300 pounders. They will be clearing the way for Williams and protecting returning quarterback Josh Robinson, who is 6-3, 190. “We think we have all the positions figured out,” said Rioch. “It’s just going to be a matter of doing some things offensively to complement what Christian does. We have some good, big offensive linemen up front and Christian is a load. But there will be times when people try to take that away.” He says running back Matthew Bruce, 5-11, 170, showed outstanding speed in preseason and will provide quite a change of pace to Williams when he gets the ball. Lehman had a quarterback

battle going on in preseason between junior Nick Rourke and sophomore Stephen Monnin. John Husa is experienced at running back, and junior Greg Spearman hopes to make up for lost time after missing much of last season with a broken collarbone. And whoever gets the call at quarterback will have last year’s leading receiver returning in Drew Westerheide. Defensively, Roll isn’t sure what to expect yet. “It’s wait and see,” he said. “At times in preseason, the defense was good and at times it was poor. We have to move people around. Of our two projected linebackers, one is hurt and the other didn’t come out. “We’re concerned about a lot of things,” he went on. “I thought the kids worked hard in preseason and in terms of work ethic, some of them really grew up. Now we’ll have to see if they can take that focus into the games.” Rioch doesn’t want a repeat of last year. “Both teams turned the ball over a ton, so keeping a lid on that will be important,” he said. “We have to be patient with our running game, with our bigs up front and Christian. That’s going to wear on them. And Christian doesn’t play defense.” “I can’t use the old standby, control the ball and play defense,” said Roll. “We’re wide open this year.But we have to stay within ourselves.We can’t turn the ball over and we can’t give up sacks.”

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Despite losses, OSU defense might be better COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There was a time not so long ago when Ohio State’s defense was one of the most feared, effective and efficient units in the country. For this season’s secondranked Buckeyes to contend for a Big Ten, let alone a national title, coach Urban Meyer knows his defenders have to harken back to the not-so-distant past. “One thing about Ohio State defense, for a decade they were about as good a defense as there was in America,” Meyer said. “The last two years, it hasn’t been that way. So I’m anxious to get it back there to the Ohio State level.” The defense was just good enough to get it through an undefeated season in 2012. It provided the Big Ten defensive player of the year in lineman John Simon and always seemed to come up with a big play when needed. No one thought it was a bad defense, but the numbers weren’t very good: 360 yards and 23 points a game, including surrendering 512 yards to California, 481 to Indiana and 403 to UAB. When they host Buffalo on Saturday, the Buckeyes are seeking improvement despite missing eight starters (including suspended starting cornerback Bradley Roby) on that side of the ball. There’s a lot to accomplish. “Right now we still have a chip on our shoulder,” said All-Big Ten linebacker Ryan Shazier, one of only three holdover starters. “Some people

AP Photo | Columbus Dispatch, Jonathan Quilter, File

Linebacker Curtis Grant (14) warming up during an Ohio State spring football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Even though Ohio State always seemed to come up with a big play when needed, coach Urban Meyer wants something more this year out of his defense.

don’t feel like we are worthy to be where we are right now (in the rankings). We’re fighting for championships in November right now. “We plan on being the best in the Big Ten.” The new first-teamers include four sophomores and several juniors who have little experience in a big-game spotlight. So there’s a lot to prove — even to the coach. “The jury is certainly out,” Meyer said. “I’m very comfortable with who they are as people and the way they practice. However, there’s nothing to

gauge it upon other than practice. So how (do) they operate in a game? I’m really excited. “I’m very confident.” Acclaimed sophomores Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence get the call at the ends, with Michael Bennett at tackle and Joel Hale edging out Tommy Schutt at noseguard. The linebackers alongside Shazier are Curtis Grant in the middle and Joshua Perry on the strong side. “There’s a lot of guys in that front seven that we have high expectations for,” co-defensive coordinator and lineback-

ers coach Luke Fickell said. “But until they do it in front of 107,000 people, we’re still going to sit here a little anxious to see what they can do. We really have liked what we’ve seen so far, and the upside is incredible.” Meyer said he’s concerned about the depth and quality at linebacker, a spot that he calls a concern on the cusp of the new season. The secondary includes rocksolid safeties C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant, with Armani Reeves and Doran Grant at the corners.

Loramie, Minster meet for 9th time Ken Barhorst

It’s a different Minster team awaiting the Fort Loramie Redskins Friday in the season football opener between the two backyard rivals. The Wildcats have a new coach in Geron Stokes, and he inherited a team that lost a huge wealth of talent from last season. That senior class just departed won two state baseball championships during their careers, in addition to finishing the regular season 8-2 in football last year and making the playoffs for the third year in a row. Fort Loramie, on the other hand, returns a lot of talent — nine starters on both sides of the ball. So it would appear the favorite’s tag for this rivalry match goes to the Redskins. But that would also require them to make up a lot of points from last year, when they were blanked 28-0. “We know what to expect when we play Minster, but it’s tough to prepare for when you know there’s a new coach in place,” said Loramie coach Matt Burgbacher. “The last two years with Nate (Moore, former Minster coach), I was always

able to look at the previous years’ tapes.” Knowing Stokes coached previously at Urbana, Burgbacher did some scrambling to run down some films from those years. “I wanted to go back and see what he’s done in the past,” said the Loramie coach. “We know they will do things differently, and we know what kind of kids we’re up against. There will be new things we haven’t seen on film, so we’re just coaching our kids that they have different reads they have to make.” Minster’s primary weapon won’t be hard to find. The Wildcats return 6-foot-6, 240pound Ethan Wolf, who will play at tight end and on the defensive line. He has already signed to play for the Tennessee Vols next season, and he’s just as dangerous as a blocker as he is a receiver. He’ll also be on the D-line. He and Wes Hegemann anchor both lines. Hegemann is 6-2, 255. “They are young at quarterback and running back but they have experience on the offensive line,” Burgbacher said of the Wildcats. The Redskins counter with 1,400-yard rusher Delaunte

Thornton running behind an experienced offensive line. “I like the improvement we saw from the team in preseason,” said Burgbacher. “Our last two scrimmages were very good and we really saw the kids come together. But no matter whether you have experience back or not, or a lot of returning starters or none, it’s still a new team, and you don’t know how they will mesh and come together. I’m very pleased with the way this team has come together.” The Redskins have four nonleague games, all against D-VI opponents, before embarking on defense of their Northwest Central Conference championship. “I like where we are teamwise,” Burgbacher said. “I like where we are offensively and defensively. In our last two scrimmages, we’ve done some things we can build on. And defensively, our kids are playing very well, except for giving up some big plays.” Minster leads the series between the two teams, 5-3, and has won the last two meetings. Minster will go on the road to play Lehman in week two before beginning its Midwest Athletic Conference schedule.

“Our intent would be to be better than last year,” cornerbacks and special-teams coach Kerry Coombs said. “We’ve got a lot of young players who are going to play really, really hard.” Beyond just beating Buffalo, the defense has set some lofty goals in the opener. “We probably want to just leave a great impression on the world,” Barnett said. “We want to be one of the best defenses in the country, so hopefully we can make strides toward that goal in this game.” The names have changed, but the staff’s second year with even the young players means the defense can do more things. “I think we’re going to be a faster defense and hopefully more aggressive as we grow in our scheme. And we’ll have more pressure packages,” Meyer said. “Last year we started the season as kind of a bendbut-don’t-break defense where it seemed we were always on heels. That’s not the kind of defense that anyone wants.” Every team is optimistic before the games begin. But the Buckeyes’ defenders feel they are almost entitled to something better. “Last year we had to work through some guys having doubts,” Bennett said of the flux that came with a new staff. “But this year everyone’s bought in, everyone’s more excited and you can see that light at the end of the season that if we do everything right it’s not just 12-0 it’s … big things can happen.”

Marquette, Notre Dame on OSU basketball schedule COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State plays Marquette, Maryland and Notre Dame early and closes out the regular season with a big showdown at home against Michigan State on the 2013-14 schedule released Wednesday. Thad Matta, beginning his 10th season, has led the Buckeyes to three of the last four Big Ten regular-season crowns, and three of the last four conference tournament titles. The Buckeyes play at Marquette on Nov. 16, host Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4 and meet Notre Dame in Madison Square Garden in the Gotham Classic on Dec. 21. They open Big Ten play on New Year’s Eve at Purdue. Ohio State returns starters Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr., LaQuinton Ross and Sam Thompson from a team which narrowly missed making consecutive trips to the Final Four. Ohio State men’s basketball 2013-14 schedule By The Associated Press

Lehman spikers fall to 0-3

Nov. 3, Walsh (exhibition), 4 p.m.

MARIA STEIN — The Lehman volleyball team lost to defending Division IV state champion Marion Local Tuesday 17-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-17. The loss dropped the Lady Cavs to 0-3 heading into their own invitational on Saturday. Erica Paulus led the Lehman defense with 32 digs. Sidney Chapman had 14 kills, while Olivia Slagle added seven. Melinda Durtisch had four kills, Ellie Cain had 11 kills and 24 assists and Ava Schmitz had five digs.

Phillips lashes out at reporter ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips shouted obscenities Wednesday night at a newspaper reporter who commented on the star’s sagging on-base percentage. Phillips directed a short tirade at C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer before the game at St. Louis. Phillips let loose at Rosencrans in the clubhouse, then interrupted manager Dusty Baker’s pregame media session to make a few more comments. The Gold Glove winner stuck his head into the doorway of Baker’s office and singled out Rosencrans, saying, “I’ve found out your Twitter

name now, dude.” Phillips sarcastically encouraged Baker to “Make them happy, Dusty” and threw in some expletives for the reporter who’s “worried about my on-base percentage.” “That ain’t my deal,” Baker said, adding the dispute was between Phillips and Rosencrans. The episode didn’t escalate. Asked about the incident, Rosencrans said: “It’s not the first time it’s happened in the clubhouse and it’s not the last. Brandon had his say and I don’t care. It won’t change how I cover the team, or Brandon.” Phillips has a .310 on-base percentage for the slumping playoff

contenders. He has 95 RBIs and has batted fourth for most of the season, hitting .355 with runners in scoring position. After the third-place Reds lost 6-1 Tuesday night and fell 4½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals, Phillips tweeted that “it was time to talk to POPS about changing my role! NEED NEW RESULTS ASAP! #ALREADY.” Baker said he didn’t mind the tweeting, and Phillips was moved to the second spot for the first time since opening day. Rosencrans later tweeted that Phillips should perhaps hit somewhere else in the order other than second.

Nov. 9, Morgan St., noon Nov. 12, Ohio University, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, at Marquette, TBA Nov. 20, American University, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Wyoming, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, N. Florida, 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Maryland (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Cent. Conn. St., 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Bryant (Gotham Classic), 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, N. Dakota St. (Gotham Classic), 8:15 p.m. Dec. 18, Delaware (Gotham Classic), 7 p.m. Dec. 21, vs. Notre Dame (at Gotham Classic, MSG), 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, at Purdue (BT), 1 p.m. Jan. 4, Nebraska (BT), noon Jan. 7, at Michigan St. (BT), 9 p.m. Jan. 12, Iowa (BT), 1/4:30 p.m. Jan. 16, at Minnesota (BT), 9 p.m. Jan. 20, at Nebraska (BT), 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Illinois (BT), 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Penn St. (BT), 7 p.m. Feb. 1, at Wisconsin (BT), noon Feb. 4, at Iowa (BT), 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Purdue (BT), 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Michigan (BT), 9 p.m. Feb. 15, at Illinois (BT), 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Northwestern (BT), 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Minnesota (BT), 6/8 p.m. Feb. 27, at Penn St. (BT), 7 p.m. March 2, at Indiana (BT), noon/4 p.m. March 9, Michigan St. (BT), noon/4:30 p.m. March 13-16, Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis

Lehman boys lose to DC The Lehman Cavaliers boys soccer team lost to Dayton Christian Tuesday night 3-2. DC jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes of the game. Senior captain Josh Alexander scored one goal and Eli Socha scored another on an assist by Alexander. Travis Thornton got the Cavaliers on the scoreboard with a penalty kick at the 17 minute mark in the first half. But Caleb Quarles scored on an assist from Alexander and the lead was 3-1 at the break. Lehman outshot DC in the second half but was only able to cash in once. Alex Cavinder scored off a header from Pete Comer at the 19 minute mark to cut the lead to one. But that was as close as the Cavaliers would get. Lehman drops to 1-1 for the season. Dayton Christian moves to 1-2. Lehman hosts the Newton Indians Saturday at 12 noon. Fairlawn wins Fairlawn defeated Ponitz in soccer action Monday 3-1. The Jets got two goals from Nick Brautigam and one from Kaitlynn Morrison.


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SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports TONIGHT Volleyball Fairlawn at Fort Loramie Russia at Jackson Center Houston at Anna New Bremen at Minster Marion Local at Versailles Christian Academy at Ohio Heat Lima Temple at Riverside Boys golf Sidney at Piqua Anna at Russia (Stillwater) Loramie at Houston (Oaks) Jackson Center-Botkins (Oaks) St. Henry at New Knoxville Girls golf New Bremen-Minster(Arrowhead) Versailles at Marion Local Girls soccer Anna at Troy Christian Boys soccer Lima Catholic at Botkins Fairlawn at Calvary Christian —— FRIDAY Football St. Marys at Sidney, 7 p.m. Lehman at Anna, 7:30 Fort Loramie at Minster, 7:30 Allen East at New Bremen, 7:30 Bradford at Riverside, 7 p.m. Boys soccer Christian Academy at Fayette Christian Girls golf New Bremen-Loramie (Arrowhead) Volleyball Christian Academy at Southwest Ohio —— SATURDAY Volleyball Minster at Lehman Invitational Fairlawn at Riverside Piqua at Russia Jackson Center at New Bremen Girls soccer West Carrollton at Sidney Newton at Lehman Fairlawn at New Knoxville Boys soccer Sidney at Miamisburg Newton at Lehman Fairlawn at New Knoxville Cross country Anna, Minster, Botkins at Columbus Grove Inv. Sidney, Russia, Greenville at Greenville Inv.

FOOTBALL NFL preseason National Football League Preseason schedule TONIGHT Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Arizona at Denver, 9 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10 p.m.

EAST Villanova at Boston College, Noon William & Mary at West Virginia, Noon Penn St. vs. Syracuse at East Rutherford, N.J., 3:30 p.m. SOUTH Elon at Georgia Tech, Noon Toledo at Florida, 12:21 p.m. FIU at Maryland, 12:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at NC State, 12:30 p.m. BYU at Virginia, 3:30 p.m. NC Central at Duke, 4 p.m. Virginia Tech vs. Alabama at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Washington St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. W. Kentucky vs. Kentucky at Nashville, Tenn., 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Marshall, 7 p.m. Texas St. at Southern Miss., 7 p.m. Georgia at Clemson, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Cincinnati, Noon S. Illinois at Illinois, Noon Buffalo at Ohio St., Noon UMass at Wisconsin, Noon N. Illinois at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. Temple at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. Murray St. at Missouri, 7 p.m. Butler at S. Dakota St., 7 p.m. N. Iowa at Iowa St., 8 p.m. Wyoming at Nebraska, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Rice at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Oklahoma St. at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Wofford at Baylor, 7:30 p.m. LSU vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Colgate at Air Force, 3 p.m. Nicholls St. at Oregon, 4 p.m. E. Washington at Oregon St., 6 p.m. Nevada at UCLA, 10 p.m. Boise St. at Washington, 10 p.m. Northwestern at California, 10:30 p.m. —— Sunday, Sept. 1 SOUTH Ohio at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. FAR WEST Colorado vs. Colorado St. at Denver, 6 p.m. —— Monday, Sept. 2 EAST Florida St. at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.

College Top 25

By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (58). . 13-1 1,498 1 2. OHIO ST. (1) . 12-0 1,365 3 3. Oregon. . . . . . . 12-1 1,335 2 4. Stanford . . . . . 12-2 1,294 7 5. Georgia (1). . . . 12-2 1,249 t5 6. South Carolina 11-2 1,154 8 7. Texas A&M . . . 11-2 1,104 t5 8. Clemson. . . . . . 11-2 1,083 11 9. Louisville. . . . . 11-2 1,042 13 10. Florida. . . . . . 11-2 894 9 11. Florida St. . . . 12-2 845 10 12. LSU . . . . . . . . 10-3 802 14 13. Oklahoma St. . 8-5 755 NR 4 14. Notre Dame. . 12-1 748 15. Texas. . . . . . . . 9-4 677 19 16. Oklahoma . . . 10-3 579 15 College schedule 17. Michigan . . . . 8-5 531 24 18. Nebraska. . . . 10-4 382 25 By The Associated Press 19. Boise St. . . . . 11-2 328 18 All Times EDT 20. TCU . . . . . . . . 7-6 323 NR (Subject to change) 21. UCLA . . . . . . . 9-5 286 NR Thursday, Aug. 29 22. Northwestern 10-3 199 NR EAST 23. Wisconsin . . . . 8-6 185 NR Towson at UConn, 7:30 p.m. 24. Southern Cal . 7-6 134 NR SOUTH North Carolina at South Car- 25. Oregon St. . . . 9-4 129 20 olina, 6 p.m. Others receiving votes: Presbyterian at Wake Forest, Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia 6:30 p.m. Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Akron at UCF, 7 p.m. Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, VanMississippi at Vanderbilt, 9:15 derbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illip.m. nois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, MIDWEST Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Liberty at Kent St., 6 p.m. CINCINNATI 3, North Carolina 3, Illinois St. at Ball St., 7 p.m. Penn St. 2, BYU 1. Tulsa at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Indiana St. at Indiana, 7 p.m. ENNIS UNLV at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dayton at Youngstown St., 7:30 U.S. Open p.m. FAR WEST U.S. Open Wednesday Utah St. at Utah, 8 p.m. Singles Rutgers at Fresno St., 10:30 Men p.m. First Round Southern Cal at Hawaii, 11 Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. p.m. Go Soeda, Japan, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. —— Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 30 def. David Goffin, Belgium, 6-2, 6-4, EAST 6-4. Morgan St. at Army, 7 p.m. Kevin Anderson (17), South SOUTH Samford at Georgia St., 7 p.m. Africa, def. Daniel Brands, Germany, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. FAU at Miami, 8 p.m. Women MIDWEST Second Round W. Michigan at Michigan St., 8 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova p.m. N. Dakota St. at Kansas St., (32), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 6-4, 6-0. 8:30 p.m. Li Na (5), China, def. Sofia SOUTHWEST Arvidsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-1. Texas Tech at SMU, 8 p.m. Carla Suarez Navarro (18), Southern U. at Houston, 8:30 Spain, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, p.m. United States, 6-3, 6-4. FAR WEST Agnieszka Radwanska (3), N. Arizona at Arizona, 10 p.m. Poland, def. Maria-Teresa Torro—— Flor, Spain, 6-0, 7-5. Saturday, Aug. 31


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Bengals have unusually high expectations CINCINNATI (AP) — The streak is already hanging over them. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, a stretch of futility tied for seventh-longest in NFL history. They’ve had four chances in the last eight years, and botched all of them. They’ve gone to Houston each of the last two seasons and lost miserably. Make it 22 years without a postseason win. Just getting to the playoffs again in 2013 would be a huge accomplishment. No Bengals team has gone to the playoffs three straight years. Even that wouldn’t be enough. “Guys are not going to be satisfied just getting to the playoffs anymore,” receiver Andrew Hawkins said. “Now that we’ve been there a couple of years and our core guys have been together for three years, you see guys all focused toward that. There’s a little better atmosphere for it.” Five things that will decide whether they get back to the playoffs and get that breakthrough win: HANDLING THE EXPECTATIONS: The Bengals were considered a fluke when they snared a wild card in 2011 — only one of their nine wins that season came against a team that finished with a winning record. They were better last year, but lost to Houston again. While other playoff teams had significant turnover in the offseason, the Bengals brought their roster back virtually intact, making them an early favorite for the playoffs. But veterans know the dynamic changes when a team is expected to win. “One of the hardest things to overcome is expectations,” cornerback Terence Newman said. “I think it’s easy when you’re the underdog because you have to work, people are discrediting you. They’re not giving you a chance. Once you get so much expectation and people pat you on the back, some people start to believe it. It’s just the worst thing possible.” The Bengals didn’t handle the pressure in the playoffs. Now, they’re going to have a little bit of it from the outset. Are they ready for it?

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Cincinnati Bengals linebackers James Harrison (92) and Rey Maualuga talk during practice Wednesday in Cincinnati. Cincinnati hosts the Indianapolis Colts tonight in their final preseason game.

DALTON’S TIME: Dalton’s first two seasons have been an unprecedented success by every measure except one. He’s the first Bengals quarterback to lead them into the playoffs each of his first two seasons. Now, it’s up to him to get them deeper into the playoffs. A lot of it is on Dalton, who had two of his worst showings in the playoffs. “The team usually goes as the quarterback goes,” Dalton said. “That’s just kind of how football is. The guy that has the ball in his hands every play, I think that’s just how the game of football works. For people saying that, they’re not saying anything new.” If he wants to be ranked among the league’s best, Dalton is going to have to do much better this time. “You have to win big games — which he’s won — but you have to win playoff games and then, obviously, win a Super Bowl to be looked at as an elite quarterback in the NFL,” coach Marvin Lewis said. EIFERT AND GIO: The Bengals’ decision to keep their roster intact meant few openings for a rookie to make an impact. Two of them will get the chance. Tight end Tyler Eifert was

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drafted in the first round and running back Giovani Bernard in the second to give the passing game more diversity and provide Dalton with more options. Also, the Bengals are counting on second-year receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to emerge and make a difference on an offense that ranked only 22nd last season. “Something that’s really good coming into this year is everybody’s back, the whole offense is back, and we’ve added a couple of guys that are going to help us,” Dalton said. ADDITIONS ON DEFENSE: A unit that has been ranked in the NFL’s Top 7 each of the last two years could be even better. Top pick Dre Kirkpatrick missed most of his rookie season with a knee injury and is ready to start making an impact as an extra cornerback. Free-agent linebacker James Harrison made the 300-mile move from Pittsburgh, bringing another pass rusher and a little fire to the defense. The no-nonsense attitude was on display during training camp

when he shunned the HBO “Hard Knocks” film crews that wanted to focus on him. As cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones put it: “He gives you that swagger and that seal. You know when you mail off the letter you make sure you put a stamp on it. Well, he’s the stamp.” MUCH DEPTH: Lewis has the deepest roster in his 11 seasons, giving the Bengals a chance to weather injuries without a significant drop-off — a problem in the past. The depth allowed them to draft defensive end Margus Hunt — a track star turned defensive end at Southern Methodist — in the second round, knowing it’ll be a while before he learns the game enough to make an impact. This year, they’re not desperately trying to fill holes. “As far as the talent on this team, it’s unparalleled,” Newman said. “You can look at different teams and say, ‘Well they’ve got this, they’ve got this.’ We have just as good as anybody else.”

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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


5130 BURKETTSVILLE ST. HENRY RD., COLDWATER, OHIO Go west of Coldwater, Ohio on St. Rt. 219 ½ mile to Burkettsville St. Henry Rd., then go north one mile to Auction.


1979 Case 2290 tractor with 4,800 hours, cab, 18.4 x 38 rear tires, dual remote, & serial #8849349; 1979 Case 4490 tractor with 4,530 hours, 4 wd, cab, 23.1-30 rear tires, 4 remotes, & serial #8854685; 1980 Case 1690 tractor with 2,707 hours, cab, 18.4 x 38 rear tires, dual remote & serial #11213972; 1980 Case 2590 tractor with 1,043 hours, cab, 20.8 x 38 rear tires, dual remote, T-rail duals, & serial #9906860; Case DC tractor with 13.6 x 38 rear tires & serial #541501; Leyland 255 tractor with 16.9 x 14-30 rear tires & 5,542 hours; Case 1530 skid loader, shows 172 hrs., with 5 ½ slop bucket, fork bucket & serial #9814670; New Idea No. 900S 6 row planter with Kinze boxes, rebuilt 3 yrs ago; Vicon FC 2500T-26’ field cultivator with rolling basket; Unverferth 26’ rolling harrow; 12’ stock chopper; AC model 1200-26’ field cultivator with Remlinger harrow; AC model 1200-14’ field cultivator with harrow; 15’-6 row rotary hoe; Brillion 16’ cultipacker; 14’ flatbed wagon with JD 953 gear; Hutchinson 58’-8” auger; Hutchinson 32’-8” auger; Hutchinson 9” load out auger; Case 4-16 semi mounted plow; Kill Bros. 150 bu. hopper wagon with auger & JD 953 gear; Brillion 7 shank, 11’ V-Ripper; Deutz-Allis 1500- 9 ½’ chisel plow; White 263-15’ disc; New Idea model 214 single axle manure spreader with hydraulic gate; 7’ x 16’ tandem axle trailer; 5’ x 8’ two wheel trailer; New Idea model #255 pull type sickle mower; IH 6’ sickle mower; 3 point sickle mower; J&M 250-7 with ext. hopper wagon with E-Z trail gear; (2) J&M 250-7 with ext. hopper wagons with J&M gears; 18’-3 pt. boom sprayer with 200 gal. fib. tank; Clark 7 shank fertilizer applicator; New Idea #177-34’ elevator; 6 row cultivator; 5’ x 6’ metal 3 pt. hog box; hog crates; hog feeders; wire and pipe gates; Huskee 25 gal. pull type lawn sprayer; wheel barrow; 200 amp. battery charger; fertilizer tanks; Yetter grain cleaner; hog fountain parts; bag cart; socket sets; vice; bench grinders; hand tools; post hole diggers; electric fence charger; milk cans; New Idea hand corn sheller; 1997 Welcraft Excel 17 ½’ boat with 30 hours on Inboard 130 hp motor! AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a nice clean line of farm machinery. Hours on tractors may not be accurate. Viewing of farm machinery, Sunday, September 8th from 1-3 p.m. Go to our web sites for pictures at or (ID#4606)

OWNER: MARY SIEFRING BERNARD H. SIEFRING ESTATE KOESTERS LAW OFFICE, JUDY KOESTERS ATTORNEY MERCER COUNTY PROBATE CASE NO. 20131132 Lunch by St. Henry Nite Club Porta Toilet by MSI Clerks: Brad Evers & Bob Poeppelman Terms: Positive I.D. required, number system will be used, Cash or Check, any statements made day of sale supersedes prior statements or advertisements, not responsible for accidents or theft. All items sold “as is” all sales final. Auctioneers licensed by the State of Ohio and Indiana.


Finishers are responsible for plumbing, tryout, troubleshooting, and final inspection of machinery. Candidates must have graduated from a trade school machinist program or have equivalent work experience. Welding experience is preferred but not required. All positions are for first shift Monday–Friday. Bendco offers 401(k), health & life insurance, and paid holidays & vacations. Any person interested must be able to work overtime. Please submit resumes to: or mail to: 283 West First Street Minster, Ohio 45865 For any questions, please visit

BOOKKEEPER Sidney CPA firm is looking for a part time Bookkeeper that is also willing to perform some typing and Office Administration, must be able to do payroll, compensation, commensurate with experience Send resume to: PO Box 13449 Dayton Ohio 45413

Cheeseman LLC Fort Recovery Ohio a company providing LTL, TL, dedicated and leasing services is seeking an individual to support our maintenance department. Our fleet consists of 250+ power units and 1000+ trailers and multiple locations. Current opening are for a Maintenance Technician. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of one year recent experience in heavy duty truck and/or trailer preventative maintenance and repair. Technical school graduates considered with less experience. Applicants should possess or be able to obtain a CDL license.

TROY 1015 Hillcrest Drive Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-2pm Gigantic 25 family sale designer purses, excel- Apply in person or send relent children women's men sume' to: clothes, winter coats, rugs, Lonnie Adkins laps, furniture, director chairs, 2596 W. Michigan cedar chest, very nice golf P.O. Box 949 clubs/bag, TV, headboard, Sidney, Ohio 45365 bedspreads, sheets, trunk, jewelry, new food processor, Realguns, Estate Auction new expresso , nurse pictures, 4 sets of K-Nex, shower doors and frame, like new children's books, new outdoor lights, fairly new grill, Christmas lights, new Nike fuel 2 BRand furnished Home/Cottage with Lake Access band, many more items. Cash Only

Lake Loramie

13304 Luthman Rd. Minster, Ohio

2 Bedroom one full bath home located on Lehmkuls Landing. This would make a great year round home or summer cottage. Property comes fully furnished with furniture appliances and even fishing poles. Boat slip within 50 yards, large corner lot with room to expand & 8 X 10 storage shed. Minster School District. Bidding Closes September 12th. 6:00 p.m.

Selling at On-Line Auction View Photos and Bid NOW!

Please send resume in confidence, to:

LEAD MECHANIC Primary responsibility will be overseeing work being done by Mechanics on semi trailers including; preventative maintenance, DOT inspections, general repairs and new trailer preparation. This will be a hands-on, Lead Mechanic position. Person must have working knowledge and experience on tractor trailers. Excellent opportunity for someone that enjoys mentoring and teaching others.

REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN Person will be responsible for maintenance and repairs to semi trailer refrigeration units. Must have ability to diagnose and repair units, perform preventative maintenance and install new units. Prior experience on Thermo King and/or Carrier units preferred. Both positions are day shift. Very clean work environment and newer model equipment. Compensation based on experience with reviews 3, 6, 9, 12 months the 1st year. Full benefit package. Uniforms included. Apply in person at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 Or call Mark at 800-497-2100


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Due to our continued growth Concept Machine is seeking experienced individuals for multiple openings on both 1st & 2nd shifts. Tool Room Machinists: Boring Mill, Manual Mill, Lathe & Grinders. Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. provides EXCELLENT wages and benefits, including 100% employee insurance & uniforms in an AIR CONDITIONED facility. (Regular 2nd Shift Mon – Thursday 3:30 PM – 2 AM) Apply in person at: Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. 2065 Industrial Court Covington, Ohio (937)473-3334

NOW HIRING Positions Include: Home Health Aides-STNA, CNA or 1 yr. direct care experience required. Clerical-must be detail oriented, organized and team player.

or fax to 419-375-2437 Attn: HRD Please no phone calls

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Friendly, Professional, Self motivated & detail oriented person, wanted for Greatstone Resort Properties, will assist in keeping facilities cleaned, stocked and organized, for overnight guests, spa guests, and special events, Light cooking required, Core hours of 8am-3pm Satuday & Sunday Valid drivers license required, Non Smoking Environment

Horizon Home HealthCare 423 N. Wayne St Piqua or 410Corporate Center Drive Vandalia Part Time Help Wanted. Weekdays, 1:30 pm-6:00 pm. Suitable for male or female. Must have own transportation. Call Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 937-368-2303. Fletcher


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PART-TIME. Two positions available at local domestic violence shelter. Hours available evenings and weekends. Must be a self-starter and have strong computer and interpersonal skills and be able to pass a background check.

Justin Vondenhuevel CAI Auctioneer Realtor Re/Max One Realty

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 AT 10:00 A.M.

Bendco Machine & Tool is looking for experienced

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Dan Hemm Chevy-BuickGMC-Cadillac is accepting applications for full time or part time positions for vehicle and building cleaning.


Builders are responsible for making details and assembling components and machinery from prints. Candidates must have graduated from a trade school machinist program or have equivalent work experience. Welding experience is preferred but not required.



LOCATION: Sale to be held at the ‘End Zone’, 601 Broadway, Covington, Ohio


or send resume to:


3 Farms - 163 Acres Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:30 A.M.

Bendco Machine & Tool is looking for experienced

PART TIME, PRESSER, First shift, no experience necessary, apply at Sunset Cleaners at 111 South Downing Street, Piqua, No calls please

Send resume to P.O. Box 4182 Sidney, OH 45365 by September 5, 2013

Help Wanted General

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


Real Estate Auction

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 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. 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


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 @ 6:00 P.M. 9669 STUDER RD., VERSAILLES, OHIO Go Northeast of Versailles, Ohio on St. Rt. 47 one mile to Studer Rd., then go East ½ mile to Auction.

OPEN HOUSE WED. AUGUST 14, 2013 FROM 5-7 P.M. or by appointment


TRACT ONE: Section 16 of Wayne Township, County of Darke, State of Ohio, containing 88.47 acres more or less. Located herein is an older two story home with barn, machine shed, grain bin and other out buildings. The home is subject to lead based paint disclosure. If a prospective buyer requests an inspection or any other inspection, it must be completed prior to the auction at the buyer’s expense. Located in the Versailles School District. TRACT TWO: Section 8 of Wayne Township, County of Darke, State of Ohio, containing 62 acres more or less of bare land with an estimated 5 acres of woods based on the county tax card. Located in the Versailles School District. TERMS ON REAL ESTATE: $25,000.00 down each tract on day of auction, balance at closing within 30 days. Possession of home at closing, possession of land after fall harvest, subject to tenants’ rights. Possession of buildings and grain bin February 28, 2014. The seller will pay the January, 2014 installment of taxes and the buyer to pay the June, 2014 and all thereafter. Taxes will be paid based on latest available tax duplicate. Tracts to be sold by the acre based on current deeded acreage. The Real Estate & Auction Co., represent the sellers. Tracts will be offered in order & will not be offered together. Real Estate is selling with reserve, call the auctioneers for details. Any statements made day of sale supersedes prior statements or advertisements. CHECK WITH YOUR LENDER FOR FINANCING & COME TO THE AUCTION PREPARED TO BID. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ADD TO YOUR PRESENT FARMING OPERATION, DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY. BOTH PARCELS WERE FARMED AS ORGANIC FARMS. FOR AN INFORMATION PACKET, CALL THE AUCTIONEERS TODAY! FOR PICTURES GO TO OUR WEB SITES www.randyevers. com or (ID#4606) Email: Auctioneers licensed in the State of Ohio and Indiana.



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Apartments /Townhouses 1 BEDROOM, All utilities included $125 Weekly, $400 deposit, (937)492-5405 1 BEDROOM $250 Monthly, $250 Deposit, (937)492-5405 1 BEDROOM 219 Brookburn. NO PETS. Stove & refrigerator. References. Deposit. (937)492-0829 1 BEDROOM, $400 Monthly, $400 deposit, (937)492-5405 1 BEDROOM, $300 Monthly, $300 Deposit, (937)492-5405 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Sidney & Anna, different floor plans, garages, fireplaces, appliances, washer/ dryers,, (937)4984747, (937)335-5223 2 BEDROOM, Sidney & Russia, attached garage, nice location! Call for move-in special! (937)638-9336 2 BEDROOM, Sidney, 1.5 bath, appliances, washer & dryer hookup, air, no pets, $460, (937)394-7265 210 LANE, 2 bedroom, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets, $440 plus deposit, (937)538-6818 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, $350-$400 monthly plus deposit, Call (937)693-3752

Houses For Rent 1 BEDROOM in Sidney. Deposit required. No pets. (937)726-4441 1 BEDROOM, Living room, kitchen, bath. Near downtown. $300 monthly. (937)489-6502 Sales MOBILE HOME Newly remodeled, new carpet, appliances, shed, 2 large bedrooms and baths, extra large living room, $9995 See at Lot 32 Folkreth Ave in Sidney. Call- (937) 394-2734.

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Sheriff reminds motorists to be careful now that school’s back in session The children and grandchildren are back in school, and the school buses are back on the road. That means motorists have to keep a sharp lookout for school buses and stop when buses stop, reminds Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart. Remember the rule — Drivers must stop at least 20 feet away from school buses when the lights are flashing and the stop signal arm is extended. To share the road safely with school buses, it is necessary to know the proper laws and procedures for sharing teh road safely with school buses:

• It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. • School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop to load or unload children. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped, and children are getting on or off the bus. • State law requires that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus. • On a divided roadway, traffic behind the school bus (traveling the same direction) must stop.

• The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop far enough away from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the school bus. • Be alert. Children walking to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street. • Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences.

Village connection Osgood • The next recycling drive will be Sept. 7 from9 to 11 a.m. Items taken are papers, magazines, catalogs and cardboard. Items should be placed in paper bags, cardboard boxes or tied up. Cancellations are aired on WCSM or call Jude at 419-582-2554. • The Osgood American Legion will sponsor a dance on Sept. 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bill Cornfield will provide the music. • Those who held the winning tickets for Osgood Legion Youth

This guy could use professional counseling DR. WALLACE: I met a best friend wants me to guy at a party, and we hit it dump him because she off big time and have been thinks that he has an dating ever since. For the emotional problem, but I first three weeks, we had a think she is just saying terrific relationship. Then that because she personalhe started making small ly doesn’t like him. Please demands, such as: “Don’t give me your thoughts wear that sweater again regarding my “problem,” when you’re with and if you think I me.” Or “Change the should continue seecolor of your lipstick; ing him, what should it’s too bright.” I do to curb his Almost every week demanding behavhis demands become ior? — Nameless, more demanding Michigan City, Ind. and more frequent. NAMELESS: No He wanted me to ‘Tween 12 woman needs that change my hair color kind of “gentleman” & 20 and style, stop wear- Dr. Robert in her life. He might ing jeans, dress more be intelligent and Wallace conservatively and charming, but he finally, to stop seeing is also possessive, my best friend because she manipulative and controltold him off a week ago. ling. These are traits that I enjoy being with him. only get worse the more He’s a gentleman, not sexu- you put up with them. It ally aggressive, handsome never works to let someone and intelligent. I’m hoping go on being a jerk. that he will stop being so This guy may very well demanding, because this is need professional counselreally his only flaw. ing. I agree with your best What should I do? My friend. Stop seeing this guy

now. If you don’t, your life with him will grow increasingly miserable. DR. WALLACE: I’m 16 and live with my mother and my grandmother. Mom was never married, and I never knew who my father was. My mom is 33, but she doesn’t look old enough to be my mother. My grandmother is also very young looking and only 49. It’s strange, I know, but my grandmother was also never married, and my mom does not know anything about her father either. But let me assure you that both my mom and my grandmother are wonderful people, and I love them very, very much. My grandmother doesn’t want people to know that she is, indeed, a grandmother. When she and I are together, I’m told to introduce her as my aunt, Mom’s older sister. This bothers me because I want people to know that this wonderful “young” lady is not my aunt,

but my grandmother. I’m proud that my grandmother has put herself through college after she saw to it that my mom got her college degree. I’ve tried to relay this to my grandmother, but she just always says, “Thanks for the compliments, but to all who don’t know better, please call me Aunt Sarah.” What should I do? —Nameless, Peoria, Ill. NAMELESS: Your grandmother — oops, I mean “Aunt Sarah,” appears to be a wonderful person, and wonderful people can choose any name they want to be called by. When she is with you, call her “Aunt Sarah.” 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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Defendants enter pleas in court

The following people were arraigned recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court before Judge James F. Stevenson: • James L. Agner, 28, at large, pleaded guilty to a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and guilty to a charge of burglary, a fourth-degree felony. • Kendra D. Johnson, 30, at large, pleaded not guilty to a fourth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs and a fifth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs. Bond was set at $2,500, secured by a 10 percent deposit. • Eric J. Topp, 36, of Mendon, pleaded not guilty to two fourth-degree felony counts of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and bond was continued from municipal court. • Eric Oliver, 34, at large, entered pleas of not guilty to a count of illegal manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, and illegal possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony. Bond was set at $25,000, secured by a 10 percent deposit. • Michael A. Burch, 36, of Dayton, entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs, fourth- and fifthdegree felonies. He was released on his own recognizance.

Attack From page 1 death at her feet, said she was not opposed to the punishment. Hasan wanted “to be a martyr and so many of the (victims’) families had spoken to the issue of not giving him what he wants because this is his own personal holy war,” said Platoni, who watched most of the trial from inside the courtroom. “But on the other hand — this is from the bottom of my heart — he doesn’t deserve to live,” she said. “I don’t know how long it takes for a death sentence to be carried out, but the world will be a better place without him.” Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death. He was expected to be taken on the next available flight to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

In his final plea for a death sentence, the lead prosecutor assured jurors that Hasan would “never be a martyr” despite his attempt to tie the attack to religion. “He is a criminal. He is a cold-blooded murderer,” Col. Mike Mulligan said. “This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society. This is the cost of his murderous rampage.” Since the attack, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deny justice to the families of the dead and the survivors who had believed they were safe behind the gates of Fort Hood, about 70 miles north of Austin. And for just as long, Hasan seemed content to go to the death chamber for his beliefs. He fired his own attorneys to represent himself, barely mounted a defense during the threeweek trial and made almost no effort to have his life spared. Mulligan reminded

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the jury that Hasan was a trained doctor yet opened fire on defenseless comrades. Hasan “only dealt death,” the prosecutor said, so the only appropriate sentence was death. Hasan was never allowed to argue in front of the jury that the shooting was necessary to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders. But during the trial, he leaked documents to journalists that revealed he told military mental health workers in 2010 that he could “still be a martyr” if executed by the government. When Hasan began shooting, soldiers were standing in long lines inside a medical building to

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Jackets hoping to build on last season

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Sidney girls soccer seniors this season include goalie Lindsay Sturwold in front, and in back (l-r) Maija Arimo, Morgan Knasel, Baylee Watercutter and Taylor Busse.

Nic Logic is a returning letterman at guard and linebacker and is 5-10, 190. And Jacob Roediger is a 5-9, 160pound returning defensive back. The top newcomers include Lorenzo Taborn, 6-3, 283, on the offensive line, Darryl McNeal, who lettered last year but will see an expanded role at wideout and defensive back, Brian Taborn, 6-1, 213 on the offensive and defensive lines, Tyrene Cox, 6-4, 185 at wide receiver, and Eric Barnes, 5-8, 190 at running back. “Eric will get the majority of the carries this year,” said Doenges of Barnes. “We’re still looking at other kids in our two-back set. But we use our quarterback in the running game, too.” He said McNeal, who is 5-10, 165, has looked good catching the ball and wants to get him some touches. He and Yates are the fastest kids on the team, said Doenges. He said he also looks for good things from Scott Stewart, as well as Cox, up from the freshman team. “He is a little green, but he keeps getting better and better,” said the coach. Sidney went from allowing 53 points per game in 2011, to 26 per game last season. “When you cut the amount of points you give up, you should be excited,” said Doenges. “Coach (Wes) Branscum does a nice job with that group. I’m not saying we’ll cut it in half again, but we want to do some different things this year. “The schedule remains the same as last year, but I believe everyone on it improves this year,” he said. “We’ll be a better team and hopefully that translates to more wins.” GIRLS SOCCER The girls soccer program at Sidney is on firm ground, with coach Stacey Goffena building a top-flight program. And even though she lost eight players to graduation from a team that won 12 matches last season, and placed runner-up in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North, she is looking to continue the Lady Jackets’ winning ways in 2013. “Six of the girls we lost were starters but we feel we have girls who can step right in and fill much-needed

spots,” said Goffena. “Our defense has had to make the biggest transition. Three of the four defenders were seniors. And we’re also having trouble replacing one of our leading goal-scorers in Monique Hanayik, who had 20 goals and 11 assists last year. But the team has played in several tournaments over the summer and has been successful, so we’re hoping this continues into the season. She has eight letter-winners returning from last season, including her leading scorer in Morgan Knasel. She had 22 goals and seven assists, was first team allGWOC, first-team all-Dayton Area North, first team allDayton area, and secondteam all-Ohio. In addition, she was the GWOC North Player of the year. “She is definitely our go-to person up top, but we have to find her help,” said Goffena. “She’s a great player and leader and has the competitiveness that I love. Many coaches do not have a defensive answer for her, which is why she is so dangerous. She will have to score for us to be successful and because she is so well known, she will be heavily marked by the other team.” Goffena said she is still trying to find the perfect fit for the other striker position, but returnee Adrianne Miller has been playing quite well so far. “She takes our corner kicks and has great speed and passing ability,” said the coach. “If she gets the start, there will be a lot of pressure on her to score and help Morgan, but I think she’s up to the challenge.” Starting in the midfield for us will be Ashley Egan and Kara Burns on the outside and Lauren Boyd and Lauren Spaugy in the center. “The two Laurens have great footwork and passing abilities. They can feed our strikers very well and play great defense. They both have experience in the position and do a great job of transitioning between offense and defense. They also need to look to be offensive threats this season,” said the coach. Burns was a starter last season, so she has experience, and Egan has stepped right in and filled the outside mid spot. Defensively, the Lady Jackets have their top player returning in sopho-

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more Kaitlyn Davis. As a freshman she earned firstteam all league and secondteam all-Dayton area honors, being the only freshman in the area to do so. “She is our sweeper in the back and does a phenomenal job. She makes great decisions and has great skill. She has kept us in games many times and I’m looking for her to be our defensive leader once again and continue to communicate with the defense and entire team. While it’s hard to ask a sophomore to be a strong leader, I think she has the capability,” said Goffena. Joining her on defense will be returner Megan Lewis, Lauryn Foster-Wheeler and Elizabeth Barr. “Megan has improved greatly in the offseason and has played very consistent in this pre-season. Lauryn is very quick and competitive. She plays very hard all the time and has really improved her footwork skills. Lizzie will start in our stopper position. She also has great speed and foot-

work. I’m looking for her to be able to distribute the ball to our middle and start our transition to offense,” the coach said. Lindsey Sturwold returns as the keeper. She was second-team all league last season with 11.5 shutouts. “She has played well this summer, but she is going to have to play great when we play good teams this season for us to be successful. She will have to communicate with the rest of our very young defense and make good decisions,” Goffena said. Also joining the roster this season are seniors Baylee Watercutter and Taylor Busse. Watercutter will be a defender and will be one of the team’s only defensive subs. Busse will play mostly the outside mid position, a spot she’s played her entire career. Sophomore Shelby Baker will also be playing varsity. Goffena said she is talented and can play several positions, though she will mainly sub at center-mid.

“I have been using the summer to try to complete my roster of 16,” said Goffena. “Maci Homan, Shaylee Hanayik and Erin Ivey have all played with me at times and did quite well and were productive. I’m hoping I can really put together a roster that will be competitive in our league and give us another chance to go for the GWOC north title. I’m very confident in the girls I have right now, I just need them to step up and be leaders and communicate with each other on the field. Goffena will again be assisted by Megan Mummey, her sister and the head girls basketball coach at the school. “She did a great job with last year’s JV squad, so I’m so excited she decided to stay with us again this year,” Goffena said. “She’s a great coach for the girls and they really respect her, plus it’s great basketball recruiting!” See JACKETS | 8B


Sidney’s young head football coach Adam Doenges appreciates the comments. He really does. But he’s actually a little uncomfortable with them. After going through an 0-20 stretch in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the 2012 Yellow Jackets brought some excitement back by beating St. Marys and Bellefontaine to start the season, then adding a couple more wins to finish at 4-6, a dramatic improvement. When Doenges was out and about town, people would stop and tell him, ‘hey, you had a good season.’ And he admits he really didn’t know how to take those comments. “I thought it was kinda odd,” he said. “I really appreciated the people saying those things, but you don’t know what to think. I mean, we won four games. It made me think we have to make sure the kids aren’t satisfied with four wins.” Still, it erased a lot of the memories of those back-toback winless seasons, and he would like to take another step forward this season. He says without hesitation that this team will be better than last year’s. But he also doesn’t hesitate to say that it might not translate into more wins. “We’re going to be a better team. I believe that,” said Doenges, a St. Marys grad. “The problem is, everybody asks how many wins do I think we can get. Honestly, I don’t know who has what coming back this year, who moved in or moved out, who’s not playing… Just like they don’t know about us. We’re going to be better, but I felt like the teams we played last year were down a little. So even though we’ll be better, I don’t know how many wins that will mean.” It’s still a building process. Sidney has 60 kids out in grades 9-thru-12. By comparison, Division VII Fort Loramie has 55 kids out in grades 9-12, and Division VI Anna has 81 from those four grades. “We should be at 85 or 90 in 9-through-12,” Doenges said. “But I’m happy with 60.” There are 14 returning lettermen, and the coaching staff will have to replace seven starters lost to graduation and three more starters from last year who decided not to come out this year. “It has to be something you really love to do,” Doenges said. “It affects the team a little when guys decide not to play, but you have to move on and try not to take it personally as a coach. But you do sit back and reflect.” Key returnees include Noah Straman, a 5-9 210pound senior guard/defensive end who was secondteam all-Greater Western Ohio Conference North last year, senior wideout/defensive back Darius Southern, 5-10, 188 and GWOC North special mention last year, Anthony Yates, a junior punter/wide receiver who was All-North special mention, quarterback Jordan Fox, a 5-10, 185-pound senior; and wide receiver/ DB Jalen Herd, a 5-11, 160pound senior. Also, Zach Scott returns at middle linebacker. He’s a 6-0, 194-pound senior. Cory Saunders is back at offensive tackle, a 6-2, 223-pound senior. Connor Bodenmiller, 5-10, 210 and a junior, returns at defensive tackle, and Rhett Rosengarten, 5-9, 153, returns at outside linebacker.

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Botkins has a lot of players to replace

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Botkins girls cross country will be led by these seniors, inclding (l-r) Courtney Kohler, Bethany Christman, Cameron Middleton and Erin Place.

There are just three letterwinners returning this season in senior outside hitters Denise Swartz and Rachelle Meyer and junior libero Allison Guckes. Swartz and Meyer are thirdyear varsity players and Guckes second-year. “Denise has moved from middle hitter to outside hitter,” said Trego. “She plays all around and is a big part of our offense and defense. She has really stepped up her game. Rachelle was honorable mention all-County last season and led us in kills as a sophomore. She plays all around and is a big part of our offense and defense. Allison was second on the team in digs last year and is extremely athletic. She’s done a great job learning how to read hitters.” They will be joined by senior outside/right side hitter Becca Knoop, senior right side Vicki Grillot, junior setter Jocelyn Counts, junior middle hitter Malia Prout, right side Kaitlyn Barhorst, sophomore middle Samantha Vehorn, sophomore setter Blake Maurer and junior middle Taylor Doseck. “Jocelyn stepped in last year when our setter was hurt and played quite a few games,” said Trego. “She has done a great job of building on that experience. Samantha will be a big part of our team. She’s a good blocker and a nice hitter, and Becca had a leg injury last year that kept her out of the varsity lineup. This season she’s healthy and we’re expecting big things.” GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY The girls who were named on the cross country team last

Also returning are varsity runners including senior Roger Miller, junior Lucas Buehler and sophomore Aaron Fullenkamp, along with sophomore Ryan Egbert, sophomore Jared Goubeaux, who was injured most of last season, sophomore Nick Greve and sophomore Jacob Roberts. The top newcomers will be junior Reid Manger along with five freshmen in Jonathan Yenser, Josh Miller, Drake Woodruff, Konnor Burmeister and Damien Metz. “Althought we lost come key contributors from last year, we have a young and hungry squad back this season,” said Gutmann. “These guys are ready to take the next step to improve upon last year’s seventh place finish in the regionals. They have goals in mind, like finishing higher than third in the County meet and having a successful postseason. They are ready to work to achieve them.” GOLF Botkins has just boys golf and coach Brett Meyer has three players back from a team that was second in the County last season at 10-2. They are senior Nick Okuley, who was second team all-County last year and averaged 44 for nine holes, senior Roger Miller, who averaged 45, and senior Seth Hanna, who averaged 46 and was also second-team AllCounty last season. “We have kids that are in the mid to high 40s,” said Meyer. “Hopefully that will be brought down by the end of the season. I think we can make a run for the top spot

in the County.” Spencer Stutsman is a senior who played in four varsity matches last year, Alex Roberts is a senior who averaged 46 on the JV team last season, and Jos hMiller is a freshman who averaged 45 in practice. GIRLS SOCCER Botkins coach Joseph Welker has 12 letter-winners back from a team that finished 7-6-5 last season, but he says success will still depend on how the losses to graduation are filled. “Success depends on how quick our underclassmen fill the void of last year’s senior class,” said Welker. “We have to have wins early and often against teams that are in our sectional bracket and take care of ourselves due to the lack of depth on the bench. We do have a lot of returning players and multiple key players returning that have had a lot of exposure to the style of play that is coached.” The returnees include senior midfielder/defender Shelby Boyd, senior defender Michaela Kramer, senior mid Gavrielle Woodruff, senior forward/ mid Carly Harshbarger, senior defender/mid Emily Brown, junior forwards/midfielders Whitney Brown and Kaitlyn Schmerge, junior defender Brooke Bornhorst, junior goalie Hannah Wagner, sophomore mids Sierra Butcher and Natalie Ambos, and sophomore goalie/ midfielder Kierstyn Rogers. Rounding out the roster is sophomore Rachel Haehn. Boyd, Kramer and Ambos will serve as the team captains this season.

The Botkins boys golf team is senior-dominated this season, with (l-r) Seth Hanna, Spencer Stutsman, Nick Okuley, Alex Roberts and Roger Miller.

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year in the preview are right back there again. Coach Ryan Gutman said he has everyone back from a year ago. “With everybody back, we are certainly looking to improve on our fifth-place finish at last year’s district meet,” Gutmann said. “Bethany Christman and Shelbie Bailey have been running since the seventh grade and have experienced a lot of success in cross country, and they want to end their careers in a memorable way.” In addition to those two, who are both seniors, also returning are varsity runners including juior Mackenzie Brown, sophomore Chloe Flora, sophomore Kayla Heuker, junior Brandi Landreth, senior Erin Place and junior Lakota Running Hawk. Flora was second team AllCounty last year and placed fifth in the regional track 800 meters. Also returning are Kaylee Bailey, Courtney Kohler, Bailey Schnippel,Taylor Weatherhead and Corrine Woodruff, all juniors. Sophomore Abby Johnson figures to be in the mix too. “The girls know where they stand,”said Gutmann. “They know that to get where they want to go, sacrifice and hard work are necessities. With the leadership we have back, I’m confident that this season will be successful.” BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Gutmann also has a long list of returnees in boys cross country, including two runners who were second-team All-County last season in junior Austin Jones and sophomore Cameron Flora.

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Boys soccer has been quite successful for the Botkins Trojans over the years, but head coach Kevin Lynch has a very young team this season as he looks to continue the winning tradition. The girls soccer team has loads of experience, and both the boys and girls cross country teams have a lot back. Volleyball has just three letterwinners back, and golf lost some key players from the County runner-up last season. BOYS SOCCER Kevin Lynch has done an outstanding job with the Botkins boys program, with plenty of success over the years, including last year’s 8-6-3 campaign. There aren’t a lot of lettermen returning from that team, but three of them are two-year letter-winners, and there are two more back for their second year of varsity. The most experienced are Eric Egbert, Caleb Oren and Christian Hoskins. Oren is the leading scorer returning with four goals last season, and Egbert had three. Also back are Aaron Schipper and Nolan Greve. Lynch thinks newcomers like sophomore Jake Barnett and freshmen Kaleb Hanby, Trent Egbert, Micah Smock and Tanner Russell will see a lot of playing time. “We are extremely young this year with no starting seniors returning from last year,” said Lynch. “We have two seniors in Aaron and Caleb Will looking to take their previous years of training to the field this fall to help continue the winning tradition at Botkins. Aaron is looking to step into the backline on defense and Caleb will help out in the midfield. The juniors are the ones returning with two years of varsity experience under their belts, Eric and Caleb. It will be crucial for these two to control the midfield for our team this fall. Fellow junior Christian Hoskins will step in between the pipes this fall and become our No. 1 keeper. I am confident that he is ready to step into the job. It will be very important for the juniors to help lead the young players. They are going to need to step up and lead the team with the lack of senior experience we have back.” Junior John-Michael Haught is in his first year playing and will help add to the depth of the team. Sophomore Nolan Greve is looking to take over some of the scoring the Trojans are going to need, along with fellow sophomore Barnett, who is looking at time in the midfield as well as a little time up top at forward. Other sophomores Kyle Maurer and Jacob Will will be providing reserve roles to create some good depth. “The freshman class is talented but unfortunately they are only freshmen,” Lynch said. “They are going to have to grow up quickly if we’re going to be successful. The freshman class includes Kaleb Hanby and Tanner Russell, who will see significant time in the midfield along with Trent Egbert and Micah Smock who will be key factors in our backline. Fellow freshman Joe Shuga will be working hard between the pipes learning the goalkeeper position. “As far as the season goes, it’s going to depend how quickly the underclassmen can adjust to the speed and physicality of the varsity game,” he added. “We just need to take it one game and one training session at a time and make sure we improve every time we step on the field, whether it’s a game or training.” VOLLEYBALL Botkins’ longtime volleyball coach Bryan Trego feels good about the team this season. “I feel very positive about this team,” he said. “We have a very good mix of experience and youth. Our senIors have been doing a great job of working with the younger players. This year’s team has really pushed themselves this summer and put in a lot of extra time.”

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Could it be ‘Air-Cavalier’ this season?

It may not exactly be Air-Cavalier. But the Lehman football team’s offense will certainly have a different look this season. Veteran coach Dick Roll — coming off a 4-5 season — will try to create mismatches in space with a four-wideout, spread formation. “I think it matches our skill set,” Roll said. “We have a lot of athletic, quick kids at the skill positions.” And so far, the transition has been a smooth one. “The coaches, at least the younger coaches, are having fun with it,” Roll said with a smile. “The players are having fun with it. Actually, it’s gone well. We’ve improved in every scrimmage. It doesn’t mean we’re going to throw 60 times a game. We’re still going to look to run the ball.” There is a battle at the quarterback position, with junior Nick Rourke (5-11, 160) and sophomore Stephen Monnin (5-9, 140) battling it out. A year ago, Rourke completed 35 of 98 passes for 584 yards and four touchdowns. “Competition is a good thing,” Roll said. “We’ll go with one guy. We’re not going to run them in and out. But that’s not to say the guy we go with can’t get beat out at some point during the season if he doesn’t play well.” Seeing action at tailback in the one-back set will be senior John Husa (5-11, 199) and junior Greg Spearman (5-11, 175). Husa led the team last year with 549 yards on 90 carries and caught eight passes for 101 yards. Spearman missed most of last season with a broken collarbone. “He (Spearman) is just an athlete,” Roll said. “He can make plays. John is more of a power runner. He has adjusted well to the new offense.” Last year’s leading receiver, senior Andrew Westerheide (5-11, 160) should flourish in the new offense. He hauled in 21 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns. Joining him at wideout will be senior Kristopher Lee (5-10, 195), juniors Lane Monnin (5-8, 150), Clay Selsor (6-4, 150), and Mitch Slater (5-10, 150); sophomore Max Schutt (6-0, 160) and freshman Dylan Arnold (5-7, 130). “We are going to run them in and out with this offense,” Roll said. The offensive line will be anchored by junior center Joe Skelton (5-6, 190), while senior Brad Montgomery (6-0, 200) and junior Ben Montgomery (5-8, 220) will man the guard spots. The tackles will be seniors Quinn Monnin (6-1, 215) and Josh Smith (6-2, 200). Also competing for time on the line are seniors Allen Armstrong (6-0, 213) and Nicholas Vogann (5-10, 182). “We have simplified the pass blocking from the


Lehman senior volleyball players Erica Paulus (left) and Ellie Cain lead the Lady Cavaliers into the season.

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Lehman senior girls tennis players are (l-r) Emily Hoersten, Meghan Burner, Julia Harrelson, Elaina Snyder and Sarah Gravunder.

past,” Roll said. “Actually, they have done really well with that. The run blocking is a little different, but they will get it.” The defense has been a staple for the Cavaliers under Roll and their will be no changes from the traditional 4-4 look. The Mongtomery brothers will handle the defensive tackle duties, while Quinn Monnin and Smith will be the defensive ends. Vying for time at inside linebacker will be Skelton, Lee and Husa; with Slater, Stephen Monnin and Husa handling the outside linebacker duties. Husa is the leading tackler returning and shared the team lead in interceptions with four. “John (Husa) will play both inside and outside linebacker,” Roll said. “I am a little nervous about the front eight. We don’t have a lot of experience there.” The secondary will include Spearman, Westerheide, Lane Monnin, Schutt and Rourke. Westerheide also had four picks a year ago. “We have plenty of skilled people in the secondary,” Roll said. “I’m a little concerned about depth. And it’s hard to build any in the preseason when the numbers are down (33 players, 17 returning lettermen).” Roll hopes to do well in the Northwest Central Conference. “Fort Loramie,’ Roll said about the team to beat. “Upper Scioto Valley usually has a good team and has most of their guys back. We feel like we can compete.” GIRLS SOCCER Tony Schroeder guided the Lady Cavaliers to an outstanding season a year ago, a 14-2 regular season and a 16-3 overall record after a loss in the district finals. And in the face of a rugged schedule, the Lady Cavs look to continue that success with a lot of experienced juniors and seniors returning this




season. “We face a tough schedule this year, going up against several excellent area teams,” said Schroeder. “We’ve added Summit Country Day and Maderia. But we welcome the competitive schedule because we know it will help prepare us for this year’s tournament run.” Schroeder has 12 returning letter-winners and 10 of them are pegged as starters right now. They include senior defenders Karly Baird, Jordi Emrick and Madeline Franklin, senior goalie Grace Frantz, senior midfielders Jenna Kronenberger and Marla Schroeder, senior forward Taylor Lachey, junior midfielder Elizabeth Edwards, and junior defender McKenna Guillozet. Two other letter-winners, senior midfielder Lauren Goettemoeller and sophomore Emily Reinhart, will be among the first off the bench, Schroeder said. The other starters will likely be junior forward Ashley Keller and sophomore forward Sara Fuller. When he turns to the bench, he will also have senior forward Olivia Sehlhorst, sophomore goalie Allie Hall, sophomore defender Kassie Lee, and forward Katie Edwards, forward Liz Pax, defender Hannah Fogt and forward Moriah Pauley, all freshmen. “Key returning players include a very strong senior class with a lot of experience, “Schroeder said. “The key defenders are Jordi, Karly and Madeline along with McKenna. They are all very quick and strong, making our back four one of the best in the area.” He said players to watch for some key goal scoring will be seniors Lachey, Keller and Fuller, along with Sehlhorst and the three freshmen. Frantz returns in her fourth season as primary goalkeeper. “We also have lots of talent in the midfield this year and are expecting strong passing and ballcontrolling from them,” he said, referring to Schroeder, Kronenberger, Goettemoeller and Edwards. “Our program is still

growing,” he said. “We will have a full JV schedule this year for the first time in Lehman Catholic soccer. We have sizable freshman and sophomore classes, which make it exciting for future Lehman soccer. With experienced seniors and juniors, we look forward to having great leadership on and off the field. This year we are fortunate to have 20 strong players vying for varsity playing time. The competition for those positions provides a challenge these girls need to take their skills to the next level. We look well-balanced on the field and strong in all areas. Their speed should be a definite asset with several players gaining a noticeable speed boost from last year. They have worked hard on conditioning with most players coming into practice season already strengthened by their own hard work in the offseason. They will continue to push their endurance throughout the rest of the season. Strong stamina is signature for us, and the reason we are able to work hard for the entire 80-minute length of a game. We’re expecting an exciting soccer season.” BOYS SOCCER Coach Tom Thornton is also looking for big things this year, with 12 players returning from a team that was 7-4-4 last season. “We are looking to have a strong presence in the league this year,” said Thornton. “And we’re looking forward to testing our opportunities through the season and into the tournament. We have put a lot of hard work in to get to this point and are continuing to improve as time goes on.” Returning are senior midfielders Joseph Simpson and Seth Bensman, senior forward Peter Comer and senior defender Robby Heckman. The juniors back this season are midfielder/forward Rocco Catanzarite, defenders Dylan Sherman and Kyle Caulfield, keeper Nick Earhart, and midfielders Travis Thornton and Josh West. Sophomores back are midfielder Jared Brandt

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and keeper/defender Ian Smith. Thornton is also looking for contributions from junior forward/defender Alex Cavinder and freshman defender/midfielder John-Henry Frantz. VOLLEYBALL Greg Snipes returns as Lehman volleyball coach. Graduating off last year’s team were Andrea Thobe and Ellie Waldsmith. Returning letter winners include seniors Erica Paulus and Ellie Cain, who were both alldistrict last year; and juniors Olivia Slagle, Ava Schmitz, Ellie Sargent and Margo Baker. “Were looking forward to another successful season,” Snipes said. ” The ladies have worked extremely hard in the off season and its carried over to preseason. Each day we see improvement and its because of the intensity they bring to the gym. “This year Erica Paulus will be back at libero, he said. “Ellie Cain will be setting and hitting outside. Madeline Smith (sophomore) will be the other setter. Olivia Slagle ( junior) and Marianne Hissong (sophomore) will be middle blockers. Sidney Chapman (freshman) will be the other outside hitter. Ellie Sargent ( junior) and Michelle Duritsch (sophomore) will be opposite hitters. Ava Schmitz (junior) will be the DS (defensive specialist). Margo Baker ( junior) will see time at DS along with Adriana Sehlhorst (sophomore). We hope to hit our peak during tournament time playing our best volleyball.” Lehman will compete in a league this season, playing in the Northwest Central Conference. “This will be the first year for us being in a league since 2000, so we’re looking forward to the new competition,” Snipes said. ” We hope to be the team to beat in the first year of the league.” GOLF The Cavaliers were 13-5 in matches last season and return seniors Mitchell Shroyer and Bryce Eck, junior Sam Dean and sophomores Tyler Scott and Zack Scott. “We lost our best and most consistent player in John Copella, who graduated. But we did not lose anyone else and our returning players worked hard over the summer to get better,” said coach Joe




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Harrmann. “Mitchell and Bryce have the most experience and Sam has two years experience. Tyler and Zack (brothers) got several varsity matches in last year, too. We will be looking to several players to step up and fill the void.” He has options in players like senior Michael Reinhart, along with Derek Gaier, Adam Vanderhorst, Zach Haas, Avery Pickrel, Kendal Eck, Lucas Kempfer and Blake Leffel. Lehman will be playing for a league title for the first time in a long while, in the Northwest Central Conference. The Cavs played all the teams in the league last year even though they were not officially a part of the league. “We did well against those teams and we hope to repeat that success this year so we can contend for the title,” said Harrmann. GIRLS TENNIS The Lady Cav netters were 6-10 last season and coach Will Harrelson has five girls returning from that squad. They include seniors Julia Harrelson, Sarah Gravunder, Meghan Burner and Elaina Snyder, and sophomore Diana Gibson. The top newcomers are senior Emily Hoersten, junior Kaitlin Gillman and sophomore Emma Simpson. “We had a lot of firsttime varsity players last year so it was a rebuilding year of sorts,” said coach Harrelson. “This year we are focusing on more strategy and setting our players up for a successful postseason. We’re excited for another season of strong competition.” CROSS COUNTRY The boys cross country team at Lehman looks to be in good shape this season, with five runners returning from last season from a team that placed fifth in the district meet. The returnees include seniors Gabriel Berning, Nick Elsner and Joe Fuller, and juniors Erik Jackson and Teddy Jackson. They will be joined by junior John Schmiesing, and freshmen Brandon Simmons and Isaiah Winhoven. “With a larger and more experienced roster for both boys and girls, we’re looking to improve team finishes throughout the season and pointing to a regional qualification,” said coach Bill Fuller. Joe Fuller placed 23rd last year in the state meet and was All-Ohio, and the Jacksons both ran at the state track meet last spring. Fuller opened the season by becoming the first county runner ever to win the County Preview three years in a row. The returning girls are senior Katie Heckman and sophomore Janelle Gravunder, and they will be joined by senior Julie Harrelson, who also plays on the tennis team, sophomore Caroline Heitmeyer and freshmen Theresa Schmiesing and Jenna Zimmerman. “Caroline Heitmeyer is a first-year runner and showing the fastest times for the girls so far,” said the coach. “Seniors and fourth-year competitors Nick Elsner, Gabe Berning and Katie Heckman are working hard to have their best career times and close out their careers by getting to regionals.”

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Big numbers for Anna fall teams

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Anna has these four seniors returning in volleyball this season. They include (l-r) Rachel Noffsinger, Chloe Egbert, Haley Steinbrunner, Megan Fogt.

Anna has these eight seniors returning this season in football, including (front row, l-r) Cody Schmiesing, Josh Robinson, Carter Bensman, (second row) Jesse Greer, Jordan Suthers, (back row) Nick Doseck, Nick Ihle and Travis Grieves.

returns intact, and Rioch said “that’s big.” Robinson, Counts, Bensman and Nick Doseck all started there last year and, Rioch said, had to grow up in a hurry. Wes Showalter will anchor the middle at linebacker and also is a returning starter. “We think he can be pretty special,” said the coach. And up front, Rioch has a host of players to choose from, with Cotterman anchored at end. “We have a lot of first-time players at defensive end,” he said. “We’re not going to be as big, but we’ll be faster and a little more athletic.” VOLLEYBALL Former Anna standout Kelli Barhorst guided the Lady Rockets to a 17-11 mark last season, including 7-5 in the County, and though she returns seven players, her team has already had to deal with some key injuries. “We’ve been battling injuries this past spring and summer and it’s forced us to grow and mature quickly,” she said. “We lost two tremendous players for this season in Courtney Landis and Avery Bensman, who both tore their ACLs this past winter/spring playing basketball. “I’ll be forever grateful to have coached someone like Courtney,” she added. “It’s unfortunate that she has to miss her senior year and not play a sport that she truly has a passion for. I will definitely miss watching her on the court and I know the girls will too. And we can only hope that things will go up hill for Avery, since she’s still only a sophomore. She has the chance to recover fully and play again next year.”

The returning players include senior middle hitters Rachel Noffsinger and Megan Fogt, senior setter Haley Steinbrunner, senior outside hitter Chloe Egbert, sophomore liberos Mackenzie Wells and Paige Richard, and sophomore setter Elizabeth Landis. Outside hitters Sarah Steinbrunner, a junior, and Sara Bettinger, a sophomore, are the top newcomers this season. “I’d like to say that our team is a mixture of being experienced, yet young at the same time,” Barhorst said. “We have such a talented senior class, with Megan, Chloe and Rachel as our big hitters in the front row, and Haley Steinbrunner running the offense. Rachel Noffsinger recently committed this past spring to play at Duquesne University on a full scholarship. She definitely has learned the game at a whole new level by just seeing the court better as a hitter and blocker. She and Megan Fogt both have such a huge arsenal which makes me feel more comfortable using them for any type of tempo. Megan may not be the typical size of a middle hitter, but she has the speed and the ‘springs’ to do it. Chloe Egbert has also been battling knee issues this past summer, but has grown to be such a vocal leader for our team. She recently has been released to start playing again, so I am interested to see how she will bounce back from everything. Haley will be running our offense this season, as well as Elizabeth Landis. Haley is starting to understand the game on a different level just by noticing what’s going on on the other side of the net. She definitely has made a transition

from last year to this year of seeing the opponent’s defense and doing an exceptional job of setting the right offense at the right time.” “We are definitely taking pride in our defense right now,” she continued. “Mackenzie Wells, Paige Richard and Elizabeth Landis have really taken the reins on taking control of our back row. When you watch them play back there together it’s almost as if they are in unison in everything they do. All three saw playing time last year for me, especially Mackenzie. If I had someone to choose to go into battle with, it would be Mackenzie. She has such a great work ethic and has the ability to just dominate in the back row. “Joining us new this year is Sarah Steinbrunner and Sarah Bettinger,” she went on. “Both played JV last year and have really come out of the gates this year. They both are diverse players and can almost be put anywhere on the court. “We definitely are a team that will do some damage this year,” she concluded. “We have made changes to our offense and to our defense which I think will definitely throw other teams off and out of their rhythm. Just like anyone else right now, we are still working on consistency, but the season is still very young. We open(ed) up with defending D4 state champ Marion Local, so I think that will really show us who we are and what we are about.” GIRLS SOCCER Longtime Anna coach Jim Hague put it bluntly, saying “we are extremely young team this year.” Hague said 14 of the 17

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girls on his roster this season are either freshmen or sophomores, meaning there aren’t a lot of returning players from the team that finished 6-5-5 last season. “This is the youngest team that I have ever fielded and we know that we will have a learning curve this year for the entire team,” Hague said. “The younger players are going to have to mature for us this year if we are to have a lot of success. The coaching staff has had to adjust and to work on simplifying the game til we get everyone up to speed. We feel that we will be competitive this year but if we happen to get the injury bug we will not be very deep on the bench.” The letter-winners are junior striker Brittnee Axe, along with striker-midfielder Raquel Bollheimer, defender Holly Boyd, goalie Kristin Grimes, midfielder-striker Sara Kettler and defender Alexis Phillips. They are all sophomores. The top newcomers are expected to be sophomore striker/keeper Hannah Aufderhaar, freshman midfielder Payton Hennessey, freshman defender Courtney Hollenbacher and freshman midfielder-defender Korteney Kitchen. The lone senior on the squad is Jessica Hamberg. “At any one time we could have on the field nine of the starting eleven be either sophmores or freshmen. Our juniors and sophmores did get a lot of playing time last year and that has proven to be a plus so far in the preseason. Several of the incoming freshmen have shown See ANNA | 7B


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There are at least a couple of coaches quite pleased with the turnout this season for fall sports at Anna. The football team has 81 players out, and the cross country teams both have good numbers, with the girls team having the most in coach Dean Stewart’s 29 years. Volleyball is hoping to overcome some key injuries, and the girls soccer team is extremely young this season. Likewise, only three players return in boys golf. FOOTBALL It’s hard not to be real excited about the upcoming football season at Anna. For one thing, there’s a lot of talent, and a lot of depth, on this year’s squad. But for another, there’s been a change in the division alignment in Ohio. With the addition of the seventh division, Anna has dropped down to Division VI after being in D-V for a long time. And head coach Bryan Rioch says in terms of numbers, Anna is the secondlargest school in that division. What’s more, the Rockets won’t have to worry about past nemeses Coldwater and Marion Local. Coldwater stays in D-V and Marion is D-VII. “We have to get to the playoffs first,” Rioch cautioned. “But if you look at the division breakdown, it actually worked to our benefit. But we still have to get in.” There are 81 players out for football in the four high school grades, and of that number, only 12 are seniors, boding well for the future. And there are over 70 players out for junior high football. “We’re still a work in progress,” said the longtime coach, whose team is coming off a 5-5 campaign a year ago and will be trying to snap a two-year dry spell when it comes to making it to the playoffs. “We’ve got quite a bit of work to do. I don’t know if we have areas of concern as much as finding the right guys. We’ve got good numbers with 81 kids. We just have to find the right kids.” As you might expect, the Rockets will be blessed with a lot of depth. “We ran through 12 defensive linemen our first scrimmage,” Rioch said. “We had three separate sets of linemen and they all did pretty solid jobs. We have depth pretty much everywhere.” Another reason he’s excited is what went on during the offseason. “It’s the best offseason we’ve ever had in terms of attendance, effort, coachability…,” he said. “Plus, it’s been the best two-a-day weather I’ve seen in my coaching career.” Rioch has “seven or eight” starters back on both sides of the ball, including two big keys in guard/defensive end Chandler Cotterman, who is 6-foot-4, 300 pounds and being looked at by some big-time colleges, and running back Christian Williams, who rushed for 1,500 yards last season in punishing style. “Christian has reshaped his body,” said Rioch. “He’s about 5-11, 225, and he’s had a tremendous offseason. He’s faster and stronger, and we’re doing some different things to take advantage of his skills.” Dean Wenrick, 6-2, 300, will be at a tackle. “He’s not as fast as Chandler, but he’s surprisingly athletic,” Rioch said. Rioch is also glad to have his quarterback returning. Josh Robinson has the size at 6-3, 190, and Rioch says he has a cannon for an arm. He’s drawing some attention from colleges for baseball. Also in the backfield will be players like Carter Bensman, Matthew Bruce and Ryan Counts, who will be the backup quarterback. And when Robinson throws, Travis Grieves and Nick Ihle will be on the receiving end. They had 40 catches between them last season. Defensively, the secondary

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Expectations high again at Loramie

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Fort Loramie boys cross country runners Doug Gigandet (left) and Evan Riethman hope tolead the Redskins to big things this season

get after the quarterback.” The defensive backfield will include Fullenkamp, Kazmaier, and Grewe, along with 5-10, 150-pound junior Cole Cordonnier, 5-7, 140-pound Trey Rittenhouse, and 5-10, 140-pound Brad Pleiman. Brandewie, Benanzer, 5-8, 160pound junior Luke Gephart and 5-11, 170-pound freshman Nathan Pleiman constitute the linebacking corp, and up front will be players like McGee, 5-11, 188-pound senior Garrett Eilerman, 5-6, 215-pound nose guard Clay Eilerman, 6-4, 230-pound senior Craig Poeppelman, and Ahrns, Dylan Eilerman and Zimmerman. “We want to be physical but try to use our quickness as well,” said Burgbacher. “Our linebackers can run, and our DBs can run.” Burgbacher thinks the schedule may be the best since he’s been at the school. “We’re focused on those first four games,” he said. “You have Minster and New Bremen, and nothing more needs to be said. Then we have (Defiance) Tinora, and they’ve averaged eight wins a season over the last five years. And then we get Ada, another real good program. After week four, then we can turn our focus to the league, but we’re going to find out real quick how good we are.” VOLLEYBALL The Lady Redskins were outstanding again last season under longtime coach John Rodgers, and with a long Fort Loramie boys cross country runners Doug Gigandet (left) and Evan Riethman hope tolead the list of returning players from a regional Redskins to big things this season. runner-up team, it should be another take a concerted effort by all runners to very capable of putting up some respectstrong season for the Loramie spikers. achieve those goals.” able numbers. Like everyone else, we Last year’s squad won the county GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY will look to get better each day this championship and finished with a 23-5 Prenger has a big roster in girls cross season and hopefully be in a position by record, not losing in postseason until country, with 26 runners on the team to the end of the year to have some fun in the regional championship to eventual provide the depth and competition he the league tournament, and then in the state champion Marion Local. feels is necessary “to get back where we postseason.” “We’re excited about this year,” said want to be.” Returning from last season are one coach Rodgers. “We need to find the Heading up the host of returning senior in Kyle Pleiman, juniors Jordan right chemistry on the floor. That will runners is Meg Westerheide, who will Meyer and Josh Koppin, and sophobe the key to this season.” be one of the top runners in the area. mores Tanner Rosengarten and Aaron He has one major spot to fill with “I expect her experience in cross coun- Schwartz. the graduation of defensive specialist try and track to translate into an even He also expects contributions from Danielle Wehrman, who was voted the better senior season,” said Prenger. sophomore Nick Ruhenkamp and freshCounty Player of the Year last season. Westerheide is a three-time state quali- man Brad Goettemoeller. But he has nine letter-winners return“I think Russia will again be the team ing in all, including two who were sec- fier in both cross country and track. Tara Luebke, Hannah Meyer, to beat because they have so much ond-team All-County last year in senior Samantha Bensman, Taylor Gasson and depth,” Turner said. “And Anna will be outside hitter Darian Rose and senior Rachel Schmitmeyer each have run in in the mix as well. The league gradusetter Julie Hoying. Also returning are senior middle hit- at least one of the last two state meets, ated a lot of good golfers last season, so ter Renae Meyer, junior outside hit- providing the Lady Redskins with the it will be interesting to see how things ter Kelly Turner, junior outside hitter experience to make another run at shape up.” GIRLS GOLF Amy Holthaus, junior defensive special- qualifying for state. In addition, also returning are Audrey The girls golf team is already off to an ists Janell Hoying and Hallie Benanzer, junior right side and outside Colleen Bender, Emily Holdheide, Melanie outstanding start to the season, with a couple of tournament wins, and there’s Poeppelman and junior middle hitter Kremer and Tara Holthaus. “We also return a couple of runners no reason to think that won’t continue Ashley Pleiman. He’s also looking for contributions from injury and are adding several new- with the talent coach Mike Anthony comers to the program that we think has. from Claire Wilt. will add depth and competition to the BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Grabbing the headlines is a freshman Coach Dennis Prenger has 12 boys squad. When we add up those different in Emily Knouff, who has become the out for cross country this fall, includ- parts together, I’m excited about our team’s No. 1 player. ing seniors Evan Riethman and Doug prospects. The league is shaping up to She is joined by senior Ashley Ordean, Gigandet, who he says will be counted be very competitive and the Southwest who over the summer won the Shelby on to provide the necessary leadership Regional is setting up to be a great pre- County Ladies Open, seniors Hope view of the state meet,” said Prenger. the team needs. Ruhenkamp, Morgan Pleiman, Morgan Juniors back are Ty Frilling and Caleb “The kids have really prepared them- Siegel and Ellen Turner, and juniors Hoelscher and sophomores returning selves this summer for a great fall by Kristin Barhorst and Alyssa Campbell. are John Chaney and Riley Holland. accumulating a lot of miles.” They all lettered last year. BOYS GOLF They are all back from a team that ran Kayla Rosengarten, another freshCoach Brad Turner is rebuilding the in the regional meet last year. man, is also in the mix. “We also add several freshmen this Loramie golf team and goes into this “We have our entire team returning season feeling good, despite coming off year and they, along with some of our less-experienced sophomores and a season that saw the Redskins finish and with the addition of very good newcomers, we expect to be very competijuniors, will be counted on to compete 1-11 in County play. tive as the year goes on,” said Anthony. “I feel better about the outlook of this for varsity spots,” said Prenger. The top programs would appear to be season than what I did going into last “Since we have no league, our main Anna, Russia and Botkins, but I expect year,” he said. “We still have a long way goal is to be ready for the tournament to be in the mix, too. We’ve established to go in order to compete at a higher season. 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FORT LORAMIE — Fall has always seen a lot of success at Fort Loramie and this year will be no different. The football team is loaded with experience, as is the volleyball team. The boys golf team continues its climb back to respectability, while the girls golf team has already shown it’s one of the best in the area. Girls cross country returns a premier runner in Meg Westerheide, along with plenty more experience. And the boys have several runners returning that ran in the regional meet last year. FOOTBALL Success sometimes has its price, but so far Fort Loramie coach Matt Burgbacher has been able to deal with it. The price is expectations, which can sometimes be suffocating. Burgbacher is beginning his fifth season as Fort Loramie’s head coach and his regularseason records to date have been 8-2, 8-2, 9-1 and 8-2 — all good enough to make it to postseason play. “Expectations have definitely changed the last four years,” Burgbacher said. “My first year we were excited as heck to get to the playoffs. Now that’s just expected. So we’re looking to take that next step.” By the next step, Burgbacher means more success in the playoffs. The Redskins have given a good account of themselves in the postseason, winning three games in the last four years. But in two of those seasons, including last year, it was one-and-out. Last year, Burgbacher was singing the blues just a bit with the loss of nine starters on offense and eight starters on defense, plus a lack of size and seed. But that team responded with eight wins and the championship of the Northwest Central Conference. This year, the situation is a bit reversed. Burgbacher has nine starters returning on both sides of the ball, and that’s not all — there are plenty of kids in waiting. “We’re not hurting on experience, and one difference this year is we have more kids who are Friday night ready,” he said. “We haven’t necessarily had that in the past. Some kids probably weren’t Friday night ready that had to step in.” He says there are eight or nine players that could see action on the offensive line, and he has two players battling for the starting quarterback position. And says both are doing well. In addition, he has a loaded backfield returning, led by Delaunte Thornton, who rushed for 1,400 yards last season and scored 31 touchdowns. And over the past two seasons, the 5-foot-8, 198pound bruiser has well over 2,000 yards on the ground. He is joined in the backfield by Logan McGee and Troy Benanzer, also dangerous when they get their hands on the ball. “Delaunte is going to carry the football,” said Burgbacher. “We’re not changing our offense, but more enhancing it to take advantage of him. We still have some stuff we’ve done in the past, but we’re putting in some new stuff. It’s fits the personnel we’re going to have out on the field. Logan has really developed into a good blocking fullback, and we’ll have him out there catching the ball, too. And Troy will carry the ball, but we’re asking him to run some routes to take advantage of his size and speed.” Up front will be players like junior David Ahrns, 6-0, 294, junior center Luke Gigandet, 5-8, 162, senor Andy Meyer, 5-11, 196, junior David Holthaus, 5-11, 194, junior Tristan Stripling, 5-10, 200, junior Daniel Zimmerman, 6-0, 195, and sophomore Dylan Eilerman, 6-4, 220. And the mainstay of the O-line is Zach Brandewie, 6-1, 207 pounds. Burgbacher thinks he has six or seven kids he can plug in at wideout, led by Craig Fullenkamp, a 5-10, 150-pound senior who led the Redskins in receptions last year with 25 for 550 yards and eight touchdowns. “We moved him from running back last year,” the coach said. “He won’t come off the field. He’s our best defensive back, punt returner and kick returner. He will do a lot for us.” That leaves quarterback, and the two battling are senior Tyler Kazmaier, 6-0, 195, and junior Andy Grewe, 5-8, 162. “I’ve never been a fan of the twoquarterback system, but both those guys are doing well,” Burgbacher said. “Tyler probably has the edge. They both started on defense last year, so they’ve been there.” He said he feels good about the defense, but with one concern. “Our biggest thing is we have to eliminate the big play,” said the coach. “It’s high school football. Teams aren’t going to drive 70 or 80 yards on you very often. So that will continue to be our focus. We’re going to mix it up and

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Good fall season expected at Russia RUSSIA — It’s shaping up to be a good season for the fall sports teams at Russia. The girls and boys cross country teams both ran in the state meet last year and have the talent returning to do it again. There are a lot of experienced players back from a volleyball team that won 18 matches last season, and both the boys and girls golf teams are expecting good campaigns. VOLLEYBALL Todd Wion returns as the head coach of the Lady Raiders again this season and has plenty of reason to be optimistic, with a long list of returning players off a team that was 18-6 and finished second in the County. Leading the list of returnees are a pair of first-team All-County performers in senior setter/outside hitter Ashley Borchers and senior left outside hitter Olivia Monnin. Borchers was also first-team all-District 9 and honorable mention All-Ohio, and Monnin was second-team AllDistrict 9. Also returning are senior libero Abbi Goubeaux, senior defensive specialist Kayli Dues, senior middle hitter Bethany York, junior right outside hitter Maggie Kearns and sophomore right outside hitter Kylie Wilson. Wion also looks for big things from newcomers like junior left outside hitter Camille Puthoff, sophomore setter/outside hitter Taylor Daniel, and sophomore middle hitter Claire Sherman. “I think Russia will be a contender this year,” said Wion. “The league will be very strong again, but with strong senior leadership combined with young talent we will be very competitive and look to go far in postseason play.” BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Doug Foster returns as coach. The Raiders qualified for state for the seventh straight season last year, while winning the SCL and district titles and finishing as regional runnerups. Returning lettermen include seniors Steven Stickel, Kyle Poling and Bryan Drees; juniors Jordan Gariety and Alex Herron; and sophomore Caleb Ball. “With six of of our top seven runners back from last year’s squad back and a talented freshman class coming in, expectations will be quite high again this year,” Foster said. Gariety led the team last season and was followed closely by Stickel, Poling, Drees, Herron

and Ball. “All of the above had had outstanding campaigns last year,” Foster said. “We are expecting greater accomplishments from these six this upcoming season.” Other runners in the mix include seniors Jacob Epperson, Randy McCarty, John Heuing and Nick Paulus; sophomores Trevor Monnin, Andrew Ball, Weston Lavy, Joseph Stickel, Jake Gariety and Casper Pellengahr; and freshman Cole Tebbe, Connor Metz, Trent Monnin, Drew Poling, Ethan Monnier, Kevin Drees, Alex Seger and Drew Sherman. “Our goals for the upcoming season are to place as high as we can at the big invitationals, to win the Shelby County Preview, the Shelby County League meet, the dayton districts, the regional meet and to qualify for the state meet and place as high as we can,” Foster said. “If we stay healthy and injury free, our goals this season are all very reachable.” Foster hopes to defend the SCL title. “At the present time, I see us as the team to beat in the Shelby County League,” Foster said. “I say this because of the experience we have coming back and being the defending champions. Our stiffest competition will come from Anna and Botkins.” GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Foster is also the girls coach. The Lady Raiders are coming off an amazing season, where they won the SCL and district titles, were regional runnerups and finished fourth at the state meet. Junior Emily Borchers and sophomore Lauren Heaton return after earning All-Ohio honors in cross country and running on the state champion 3,200 relay team last spring in track. Also returning are senior Kirstin Voisard, junior Claudia Monnin and sophomore Molly Kearns. “This year’s team possesses a mixture of youth and experience going into the season,” Foster said. “We will be led by All-Ohio runners Emily Borchers and Lauren Heaton. Both had outstanding campaigns last year and will be expected to surpass last season’s accomplishments. “Also returning will be Kirstin Voisard, Claudia Monnin and Molly Kearns. All three girls have tremendous ability and I feel all will have outstanding seasons.” Also in the mix will be seniors Emilie Frazier and

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Russia’s boys cross country team is senior-dominated, with these seven runners. The include front row (l-r) John Heuing and Bryan Drees, and back row Randy McCarty, Kyle Poling, Nick Paulus, Jacob Epperson and Steven Stickel.

Rachel Pinchot; junior Hannah Bornhorst; sophomores Amanda Frazier, Erin Gaerke and Karissa Voisard; and freshman Shae Goubeaux. “Team goals are the same as the boys,” Foster said. “We want to place as high as we can at the big invitationals, win the Shelby County Preview, win the Shelby County League meet, the districts, the regionals, qualify for the state meet and place as high as we can. If we stay healthy and injury free, our goals this season are all very obtainable.” Foster expects a twoteam battle in the SCL. “The top two teams in the league this year should us and Fort Loramie,” Foster said. “Both teams return a majority of their runners from last season and the key in order for us to win the league is getting our younger runners to run the way we think they can by the end of the season. “If that happens, we will have a great shot to win another SCL crown.” BOYS GOLF Paul Bremigan returns as the head coach of the Russia boys golf team, and is coming off an outstanding year last season, in which the Raiders finished with a 74-16 overall record, including 11-1 in winning the County championship. They also went on to win the district title. He has four golfers returning from that team, including senior Austin Tebbe, junior Luke Dapore and sophomores Zach Sherman and Connor Martin. The top newcomers are expected to be senior Chase Hammonds, juniors Gavin Hoying and Jordan Kremer and sophomore Jonah Counts.

Russia girls golf seniors include (l-r) Kaila Pleiman, Morgan Daugherty and Taylor Borchers.

“We feel we have a balanced group of golfers this year, with any six being able to count at any time,” said Bremigan. “With four lettermen back and our JV team being undefeated last year, there is a lot of competition for the top six spots. We are looking for leadership from our seniors, and our juniors have performed well early. Luke, Zach and Connor were solid for us last year and we are looking to lower their average this year.” Russia has won the league five of the last six years, with an impressive record of 66-6 over that span. And winning the County is goal No.1 again this year. “We want to perform well in early tournaments and be playing well at the postseason,” Bremigan said. GIRLS GOLF There are four letterwinners back for coach Doug Borchers at Russia, three of them seniors.

The returnees include three-year letter-winners Taylor Borchers and Morgan Daugherty, senior Kaila Pleiman and sophomore Alicia George. “The girls have really been looking forward to the season,” said Borchers. “Morgan and Taylor, both four-year starters and this year’s team captains, have shown up with a drive to have successful senior seasons, and the other girls have come on strong right behind them. While we’ll greatly miss three graduated seniors who helped set all our school records last year, this year’s team has shown that it’s focused on improvement, and the girls really want to make a name for themselves. The newcomers are showing dedication to the game and picking up the fundamentals as quickly as I’ve ever seen. Their scores are already better than expected, and I’m confident they will continue

to get better as the season goes on. We also for the first time ever have a JV girls golf team, led by Terry Daugherty, and those girls have already won their first match of the season. I’m excited about what that means for the future of our program.” The newcomers this season are juniors Lindsay Meyer and Corrina Francis. “Two teams in this area look to be the ones to beat – Versailles and Fort Loramie,” Borchers said. “They are two historically-strong girls golf programs, and this year will be no exception. It’s our goal to build our program to the level that these two schools have consistently attained. We feel that by the end of the year we’ll be very competitive with most of the teams on our schedule and hope to advance out of our sectionals to the district meet.”

Anna From page 5 promise in the early preseason. Patience is the theme this year for us.” BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Amazingly, Dean Stewart is about to begin his 29th year as the head cross country coach at Anna, and he welcomes back seven boys who ran for him last season, including six of the top seven that placed sixth at the regional meet, just missing a berth at state. And there are 21 boys out for the sport this year. The returnees include seniors Corey Abbott, Adam Larger and Derek Steinke, juniors Jonathan Berning and Luke Gaier, and sophomores Korash Assani and Tyler McKee.

Stewart has four freshmen who will push the lead runners in Bradley Axe, Kyle Christman, Joel Gaier and Lucas Huber. “We return seven lettermen so we should be competitive in all the meets we run in,” said Stewart. “And being so close to making it to the state meet last year, that is definitely our team goal. We added a strong group of freshmen who had a lot of success in junior high, and this will give us depth and create competition among team members in meets and practices, which will only make us better.” Stewart says Russia is the team to beat in the league, with

Anna and Botkins trying to unseat the Raiders. “Botkins’ top three runners will be as good as anyone’s top three in the league,” Stewart said. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Stewart has five girls back from last season, when the Lady Rockets were fourth in the County. And there are big numbers here, too. They include one senior in Amy Albers, juniors Bonnie Altstaetter, Jennifer Larger and Ashley Littlefield, and sophomore Mindy Schmitmeyer. The top newcomers are all sophomores in Jenna Harshbarger, Jennifer Robinson and Nicole Smith.

“We return five letter-winners, so that’s a base to work from,” said Stewart. “We added three new runners who played soccer and are excellent athletes, so we feel we should be better than last year. We also have our largest team, 19 girls, since I started coaching cross country nearly 30 years ago.” He says Russia is also the team to beat in girls cross country. “Russia, with Fort Loramie right behind them,” said Stewart. “Both have had excellent teams for quite a few years now. Our goal will be to be competitive and produce some All-County athletes.”

GOLF Anna has just boys golf and there are three players back from a team that placed fourth in the County last season. They are senior Zach Zimpfer, junior Mike Omlor and sophomore Ross Pulfer. Sophomore Alex Brinkman and freshman Zach Watren will also be contributors this season. “We should be solid and be able to compete for the league,” said coach Tom Kremer. “As always, Russia will be very good. They have the players and the numbers to be very consistent.”

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A legend returns to coach at Fairlawn `The big news at Fairlawn this year is the return of a legend. Wade Wilhelm, who won 500 games coaching Fairlawn volleyball from 1976 to 2005, is coming out of retirement to coach the Lady Jets again this season. Meanwhile, the soccer team has some rebuilding to do after losing a lot of talent to graduation, and there is also just one golfer returning from last year. In cross country, there are four returning for the boys. But there are no high school girls runners this year. VOLLEYBALL Wilhelm is currently 17th on the list of the all-time winningest volleyball coaches in Ohio with an even 500, and he hopes to add to that number this season. And with six players returning, the prospects are good that his Lady Jets will improve on the 9-14 record of a year ago. “We worked a good bit over the summer,” said Wilhelm. “We went to the Maumee tournament, and played in the Minster summer league. Right now, consistency is the biggest thing. I think we can be pretty good if we can be consistent, and I think it’s mainly in the girls’ heads. They are very good one day and pretty bad the next day. We’ve been working on that, and if we can take care of the consistency, I think we can be pretty good.” Returning are four seniors in Alissa Fogt, Kara Short, Emry Bernardi and Kelsey Oates, and also two juniors in Abby Roe and

Allison Watkins. He’s also looking for contributions from juniors Rhea DeMotte and Cheyenne Driskell, who missed last season with an injury, sophomores Paige Vondenheuvel and Molly Roe, and freshmen Audrey Francis and Chelsea Brautigam. He looks for the majority the attacks to come from Short, Francis, Molly Roe and Bernardi, among others, with Short and Watkins handling the setting duties. SOCCER The Jet booters had an excellent season last year, with a final 10-5 record. But a lot of talent was lost from that team, leading coach Dexter Tobie to call it a rebuilding year. Back are senior middle Luke Brautigam and senior goalie Wesley Bolton, junior defenders Madison Guinther and Hannah Gold, sophomore defender/goalie Ethan Schnipke and sophomore midfielder Mason Huelskamp. “This year is a rebuilding year, having graduated five seniors,” said Tobie. “That’s left us with many open positions and eager incoming players wanting to fill them. This year brought out a hardworking group of incoming freshmen with great potential. We are a young team looking forward to a competitive season.” He’s looking for contributions from a long list of non-letter winners, including senior mid Olivia Tyler, junior defender/forward Jacob Pennington, sophomore mid RJ Morrison, and five freshmen, including forward Nathan Lessing, m i d f i e l d e r /d e f e n d e r

Nick Brautigam, forward Kaitlyn Morrison, defender Whitney Tyler and defender Bryce Landrey. “We will face wellestablished teams this year but that will only help expose the freshmen to quality soccer,” said Tobie. GOLF The Jets were third in the County least year with an 8-4 mark and qualified as a team for the district tournament for only the second time in school history. But only one golfer is back off that team in senior Zane Shipman. “After a strong season last year we are going to be very young and inexperienced this year,” said coach Todd Heckman. “We graduated five seniors, including the County player of the year in Trey Everett. With that being said, we have good numbers his year with 11 kids out, including eight freshmen. So the future could be very bright.” The top newcomers will be senior Taylor Stegall, junior Austin Doak, and freshmen Ben Brautigam, Mason Jones, Nathan Lessing and Cody Kurtner. “Zane is the only letterman and we will rely on him and fellow senior Taylor Stegall to lead us,” said Heckman. “Austin Doak is out this year and is fighting for a position, and the rest of the team will be comprised of the four freshmen. The kids have a great attitude so far learning the game and doing things the right way. And we look forward to getting better and better as the season progresses.”

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Back for the Fairlawn volleyball team this season are (l-r) Madison Tyler, Wesley Bolton, Luke Brautigam and Olivia Tyler.

Fairlawn volleyball will be counting on these four this season, (l-r) Alissa Fogt, Kelsey Oates, Kara Short and Emry Bernardi.

CROSS COUNTRY There are four runners back in boys cross country, including senior Trey Fletcher, junior Joey Cockroft, and sophomores Troy Fletcher and Jarrett Cromes. They are joined

by freshman Nick Brautigam, who was the County champion last year in junior high. “We are a small team again this year,” said coach Jackie Davis. “I’m looking for great times and finishes out of Trey,

Joey and Troy. Nick was the county champ last year so I look forward to his successes all through his high school career.” There are no high school girls runners this year.

Jackets From page 2B VOLLEYBALL Coach Ashley Raterman has four players back as she continues to rebuild the Lady Jacket volleyball program. Sidney finished fifth in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North standings last season, and was 5-18 overall. “We are a young team after graduating six seniors last year, but this team is ready to accept the challenge and play their hardest,” said Raterman. “They have shown great determination and are getting ready for our first match by working hard every day.” Returning are senior outside hitters Madison Barker and Morgan Clark, and junior setters Bri Wells and Mariah BowserJones. The top newcomers would be junior defensive specialists Harwinder Kaur and Allison Fair, junior middle hitter Paige Keller, sophomore middle Adrianne Cook and freshman right side Amanda Thomas. “A lot of key players graduated across the board in the GWOC North so it should be competitive once again,” Raterman said. “We’re looking forward to a challenging and successful season.” CROSS COUNTRY Ken Kellner returns as the head cross country coach and has

seven runners back for the boys, who had a total overall record of 76-72 last season. The returnees include senior Zach Shiflet, juniors Dean Fannon, Tristan Moore and Jared Tangeman, and sophomores Chris Musser, Jonathan Perin and Keiyu Sakurai. Expected to also be contributing will be a pair of freshmen in Ben Musser and Ian Bowman. Malia Kellner. Freshman Grace Martin is also in the mix. “The Sidney cross country program is a small and mighty group that continues to improve each year,” said Kellner. “School records continue to fall as the current runners push themselves to get better and better. I have been given the opportunity to coach an incredible group of individuals that are an absolute blast to be around. Regardless of the times run this year, I know this will be a valuable season for everyone. “We’re looking to make an impact with the boys team by making a top finish in the GWOC North. The girls team has a goal of at least making regionals and being a top finisher in the North as well.” GOLF The boys golf team has five lettermen returning in seniors Michael Barber, Jalen Block, Tom Dunn and Sean Holthaus, and

sophomore Cole Cartwright. “Although the roster is loaded with seniors, we are still relatively inexperienced,” said coach Doug Barhorst. “Last year was the first year of golf for all of these golfers. These guys have worked hard all summer and are much better golfers this year and their scores continue to improve.” GIRLS TENNIS Coach Tony Brown lost four players to graduation and three more varsity players chose not to come back out this season. But he says in spite of that, things are not bleak. He has key returnees in seniors Katie Salyers and Marina Oba and juniors Melinda McBride, Alexis Hall and Madison Kinslow, along with senior Katelyn Larger and exchange student Julia Wellauer and other underclassmen fighting for the other varsity spot. “It’s back to the basics playing tennis, and conditioning will be the key this year,” said Brown. “We’re wanting a winning season for the girls this year. There hasn’t been one in quite a long time, and we got off to a good start with two wins in the first two matches. That hasn’t been done in all my seasons as coach. However, with practice and concentration on the fundamentals, and hard work, it will pay off in the end. In years past we’ve always worn out in the


middle of the season, so we vowed not to do that this year, and have been building endurance.” The underclassmen that Brown is looking to are Desire Newton, Bethany Hughes, Heidi Parker and Marie Butts, along with Victoria Smedley, Mckal Basil, Emily Imke and Morgan Stiffler. “They have all stepped up their game,” said Brown. He said newcomers like Katelyn Wheeler, Shylee Kaczmarek, Kayla Coffey, Katherine Saunders and Janae Drees are off to a good start and bring a lot of enthusiasm to the team. “We are focused on doing better, not beating ourselves making unforced errors, and learning the game of tennis, not just playing the game,” Brown said. “We are taking the walk before you run approach, which has seemed to work out best this year. I think the girls are starting to see what hard work and determination will do for them.” BOYS SOCCER Longtime coach Eric Harlamert lost nine seniors off last year’s team, including Dustin Lorenzo, who is now playing at Ohio Northern. “We’re a young team this year, with only three seniors,” Harlamert said. “We’re kinda low on numbers but we’re going to manage.” Returning are keeper Ben Snavley, who is coming back from

an injury sustained during the offseason, senior midfielder Blake Steenrod, sophomore mid Chase Lorenzo, sophomore defender Bradley Burden, junior defender Jordan Perkins, sophomore midfielder Quentin McKenzie, senior forward Brady Gaylor, who was one of the scoring and assist leaers last season, and Ben McClain, a sophomore midfielder. Newcomers this season will be sophomore mid Austin Epperly, junior defender Frank Gonzales, sophomore defender Josh Wagner, sophomore mid Mamadou Kane, junior mid Luke Dahlinghaus, sophomore defender Preston Crall, sophomore forward Nick Kindle, freshmen defender Elliott Wilson, senior defender Drew Vonderheuvel, freshman mid Luke Reed, junior keeper Alex McLain and sophomore mid Kyle Mann. “We’re a talented but young team and we don’t have a lot of depth,” said Harlamert. “We can put together some good soccer at times. We did lose a lot of leadership and we’re trying to deal with that. But I’m hoping to be competitive in our league.” The Jackets hope to return to the top of the GWOC North standings. Prior to last season, Sidney had either won or tied for the North Division championship the five previous seasons.

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Senior Brandon Ware is back for the Jackson Center golf team.

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Jackson Center volleyball has two seniors to lead the way this season in Kaneta Schaub (left) and Courtney Gies.

Nick Campbell returns to quarterback the Versailles Tigers this season.

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Tigers look to better last year’s 5-5 mark VERSAILLES — Adam Miller is excited about his second season as Versailles football coach. The Tigers finished 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the MAC last season. That included a win over D-VI state champion Marion Local. Some of the key returners are quarterback/defensive back Nick Campbell (6-1, 185), wide receiver/ defensive back Damien Richard (6-3, 190), wide receiver/defensive back Craig Langenkamp (6-2, 175), tight end/defensive end Evan Phlipot (6-5, 195) and running back/linebacker Kyle Dieringer (5-11, 195). Key newcomers include junior tight end/defensive end Zach Steinbrunner (6-4, 190), junior wide receiver/defensive back Jace Barga (5-11, 140) and sophomore running back/defensive back Collin Peters (6-1, 180). “We have a lot of experience returning at all skill positions on both sides of the ball,” Miller said. With this being the second year of the kids being in the system, they are picking up things very quickly. We have some great things going that we hope to put together a great team capable of making the playoffs.” GIRLS GOLF Vicky Jo Olwine returns as coach. The Lady Tigers are coming off qualifing for state as a team for the first time last year, going 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the MAC. Graduating off that team were Danielle Cochran and Victoria Bulcher. Returning letterwinners are seniors Brooke Wehrkamp, Elizabeth White, Emily Harman and Katie Heckman; juniors Kaitlyn Middendorf and Morgan Middendorf; and sophomores Madison Covault, Hannah Niekamp and Danielle Poor. New additions include Lauren Heitkamp and Shelby Winner. “We had and awesome season last year, winning sectional, finishing third at district and 12th at state,” Olwine said. “The girls have been working hard in the summer to improve golf skills. The four seniors are the foundation of the team, but several underclassmen are providing solid play.” Already in the early season, Wehrkamp has broken the school 18-hole record with 75 and the team broke the school 18-hole record with 336. “We should finish strong as the season progresses,” Olwine said. “We should be strong contenders to repeart as MAC champion. The MAC conference is showing great support for girls golf with eighth schools now.”

JACKSON CENTER — Things remain the same in fall sports at Jackson Center, with longtime coaches all returning, including Kim Metz in volleyball, SJ Hoover in cross country and Dave King in golf. Metz has six girls back from a team that won 18 matches last year, while Hoover has five boys back from a fourth-place County team of a year ago. The Tiger golfers were fourth in the County last year and return four players. VOLLEYBALL Kim Metz is back again as the head coach of the Jackson Center Lady Tigers, and she welcomes back six players from a team that won 18 games and placed third in the County last season. And even though they lost, the Lady Tigers got the season off to an impressive start by taking defending state champion Marion Local to five games in the season opener, losing the fifth 16-14. “We have been putting emphasis on communication and focusing on first-ball contacts,” said Metz. “The players returned this year with eagerness to get into the gym and work through our offense and defense. As we work through our options, the mental aspect has become a key, and our youth have stepped into their roles. This has given us opportunities for options off the bench.” Returning for the Lady Tigers are senior outside hitter Courtney Gies, junior outside hitter Haley Elchert, junior defensive specialist Courtney Zimpfer, sophomore outside hitter Pauline Meyer, sophomore middle hitter Erin Metz and sophomore setter Jayel Frye. The top newcomers include a senior in defensive specialist Kaneta Schaub, and five freshmen, including middle hitter Cassie Meyer, setter Kamryn Elchert, setter/outside hitter Camryn Hoehne, outside hitter Vanessa Winner and middle/outside hitter Christen Ware. “There are several key players that return for all the league teams, so it should be an interesting season,” Metz said. “Should

be an interesting match between all our league and non-league foes.” CROSS COUNTRY Jackson’s boys runners finished fourth in the County meet last year and were 148-104 overall for the season. And coach Hoover has five runners back that should make this another good season. The returnees are Zach Buckmaster, the lone senior, juniors Zach Davis and Gavin Wildermuth and sophomores Drew Sosby and Ethan Zorn. The top newcomers are expected to be junior Dalton Faulder and freshman Brady Wildermuth. “This is a developing team that is young and still looking for leadership,” said Hover. “The boys have been running well together as a pack and are gaining confidence. Dalton and Drew are currently the top runners, and we’re looking forward to a competitive season.” The girls have just one runner back in junior Alison Burt, and she will be joined by juniors Cora Valk, Morgan Dickman and Meredith Himmeger, and freshman Abby Nash. “This is a very inexperienced team with only one individual returning from last year’s varsity lineup,” said Hoover. “I’m looking forward to seeing these athletes develop their running skills and gain confidence in their abilities. GOLF Coach Dave King has four players back from a team that placed fourth in the league last year and was 6-8. They include senior Brandon Ware, juniors Levi Schmitmeyer and Gavin Wildermuth and sophomore Drew Sosby. The top newcomer will be Brady Wildermuth, a freshman. “A good group to work with to improve their game,” said King. “We need to get better around the greens and we look to be competitive in the County. I think Russia, Anna and Botkins should have strong seasons.”

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Christian Academy has a new head coach this fall, with Gunnar Weymer taking over the boys soccer program. He’ll be assisted by his wife Stephanie, along with Hannah Fugate, and the three welcome the largest turnout of players for soccer in the school’s history. Meanwhile, the volleyball team will again be coached by Rhonda Inman, in her fifth year. VOLLEYBALL Inman is excited about the talent level for the Lady Eagles this season. She returns five players from last year, including senior setter Chastity Inman, junior hitters Kayla Curlis, MaKaley Braun and Betsi Ford, and sophomore middle hitter Katie Lyons. And looking to fill that other spot are senior middle hitter Hannah Starkey and freshman outside hitter Summer Inman. “The talent we have this year is exciting,” said Inman. “Last year we struggled with height. This year we have overcome that obstacle. Our ladies are stronger and are working hard. This team of young ladies is humbly coachable and their attitude along with their passion and respect for each other will lead them to a successful season.” The Lady Eagles have joined the Independent

Christian Schools of Ohio Athletic Conference, which means some new teams on the schedule, such as christian schools from Urbana, Bowling Green and Clyde, to name a few. “We’re excited about joining the new conference and we are anticipating doing well,” said Inman. SOCCER The Christian Academy soccer team is 16 players strong for new coach Gunnar Weymer, and that’s the largest turnout for the sport in the school’s history. “That’s exciting,” said Weymer. “We are going to have varsity and junior varsity teams this year with a larger schedule and some tournament game. God has blessed us with returning talent and some new talent that I believe will make us competitive once again.” The Eagles were just 1-9 last year, but that was a young team and most of the players are returning, including junior centerback Devin Cahill, junior wingback Craig Smith, senior sweeper Aaron Maxwell, senior midfielder Milina Uleene, who is a foreign exchange student from Germany, junior forward Nathan Brown, senior midfielder Isaac Abbott, junior center-back John Kindig, sophomore

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attackers Evan Amsden and Hunter Cahill, and sophomore wingback Ethan Young. Also in the mix are four freshmen in forward Gunnar Weymer, midfielder Paul Kindig, forward Tyler Jackson and wingback Jay Curlis, along with three 8th graders in goalie Michael Ditmer, forward Davey Amsden and wingback Michael Toal. “Though we are affili-

ated with the Ohio Christian School Athletic Association, we are an independent school and play a variety of schools,” said Weymer. “We will compete in both 11-man and 7-man games, and at the year’s end, we will compete in the Ohio Christian Schools state tournament. We are looking forward to a challenging year as we try and rebuild the program.”

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Six players back for Lady Ranger volleyball NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville should have a solid spring season, led by a volleyball squad that appears good enough to challenge for a Midwest Athletic Conference title this year. There is a lot of experience returning from a team that won 17 games last season. VOLLEYBALL New Knoxville was 17-7 and finished third in the Midwest Athletic Conference last season, and there are six players returning from that team, so expectations are high. Back are senior Haley Horstman, juniors Meg Reineke, Abby Rohrbach and Kalyn Schroer, and sophomores Madison Lammers and Rachel Leffel. Freshmen Kenzie Schroer and Jenna Schwieterman are expected to contribute. “We return a lot of experienced players but we must play great defense against the powerful teams in the MAC,” said coach Jill Roode. “Marion, St. Henry, Coldwater, Versailles and New Knoxville are all capable of winning the league.” CROSS COUNTRY The first were fifth in the MAC and the boys seventh last season, and there are key returnees in both this season. For the girls, back are seniors Cassie Boyle and Clara Shroyer and junior Hannah Privette. Boyle qualified for state in 2011 and ran in the regional last year. For the boys, returning are senior Isaac Kuntz, juniors Andrew Arnett and Lewis Mackie, and sophomores Marcus Nitschke and Jacob Shaw. Sam Stone is a promising freshman runner. Kuntz and Shaw were both regional qualifiers last season. “If our three, four and five runners improve, we hope to finish in the top half of the MAC,” said coach Nick Wirwille. BOYS SOCCER There are seven players back from a team that was 11-5-1 last season under coach Tony Hunt. The returnees include seniors Dean Frankenberg, Ryan Lageman, K.V. Mooney, Alex Thompson and

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Haley Horstman, the lone senior on the New Knoxville volleyball team, looks to lead the Lady Rangers to another successful campaign.

Caleb Yeatts, and sophomore Jace Kuck and Alex Lehman. “With seven kids back, we’re looking forward to another successful season,” said Hunt. GOLF The boys are looking to improve on their ninth-place finish in the MAC last season, but there isn’t a lot

of experience, with just seniors David Boesche and Brandon Steinke returning. Newcomers include sophomores Lucas Leffel and Eric Prater and freshman Ben Menke. “After graduating six seniors, we hope to improve and become more competitive as the season goes along,” said coach Terry Halko.

Experience returns for Bremen fall teams in her second year, has five returning runners this season in juniors Ashley Berning, Veronica Hirschfeld, Kaylie Squires and Shelby Paul, and sophomore Paige Rutschilling. The top newcomers look to be junior Marissa Frazee, back from an injury last year, sophomore Aly Elking and freshman Bailey Bronkema. “I look for leadership from our seasoned veterans, who lead a young squad with unlimited potential,” said Dalrymple. “Several of our junior high and high school track standouts have joined our program and their impact will be immediate. I expect our team to reach a new level in the next two years.” BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Coach Molly Watcke, also in her second year, has seven lettermen back from a team that placed second in the district last season. The returnees include senior Drew McClurg, juniors Nathan Herroitt, Brad Rammel and Tom Maurer, and sophomores Cort Speckman, Jason Zircher and Kaelen Reed. Also looking to be in the mix are senior Anderson Reed and sophomores Hunter Suchland and Sam Burtch. “Our team is young, but we return all but one letterman from our regional qualifying team,” said the coach. “We hope to gain a berth in the state meet this season. BOYS GOLF The Cardinals were 48-18 overall and fourth in the MAC last year under coach Cindy Newman, and there are three returning this season. They include senior Travis Bertelsen, who was honorable mention All-MAC last year, senior Zach Hegemier, and junior Alex Britton, also AllMAC. The newcomers looking to crack the lineup include juniors Markus Sachtler and Jacob O’Neill and sophomores Chris Albers, Taite McKinney, Max Travis, Jake Davisson, Isaac Kosch and Michael Molaskey. “We have four experienced golfers this year in Travis, Zach, Alex and Jacob,” said the coach. “Jacob is an experienced golfer but has not had a lot of varsity time. Travis and Alex played in the Lima junior league and that’s an awesome program. Taite and Max are

returning members and will see some varsity time this season. And we have five new boys who have been putting time in on the practice range. I’ve seen continued improvement in their swings the past months.” GIRLS GOLF There are a lot of players returning for the New Bremen girls golf team this season,

including seniors Mackenzie Howell, Rachel Parker and Heather Bensman, juniors Sydney Holdren and Sara LaFleur, and sophomore Amy Schmitmeyer. Howell and Parker are both three-year letter-winners and Holdren has earned two varsity letters. Junior Payton Doherty and sophomore Molly Borkowski

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NEW BREMEN — Jason McGarahan begins his second season as the head coach of the New Bremen High School football team, and is hoping to see improvement over last season’s 2-8 mark, which came on the heels of a winless campaign the year before McGarahan arrived. Numbers are a problem this season, with just 34 players on the squad. Of that number, 20 are juniors and seniors. A lot will fall on the shoulders of senior quarterback Garrett Westerbeck, who returns this season. He did a lot for the Cardinals last year, and is a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder. When he hands the ball off, it will often be to halfback Jacob Gilberg, a 5-10, 170pound senior, or wingback Carson Manger, a 6-3, 195pound junior. And anchoring the line up front on both sides of the ball is returning letterman Ty Overman, a 6-2, 240-pound senior. Remaning seniors include 6-0, 165-pound wide receiver/ safety Zane Ferguson, 5-10, 180-pound running back/ linebacker Nick Blaine, 5-11, 180-pound lineman Bennett Staton, 5-9, 190-pound lineman/linebacker Brice Boroff, and 5-10, 210-pound lineman Ben Strang. VOLLEYBALL There are seven girls returning for New Bremen in volleyball this season, including four seniors. They are outside hitters Julie Brown and Victoria Wente, setter Karli Jones and libero Tarynn Clune. Also returning is junior hitter Steph Brandt, and sophomore middle backs Kaitlyn Ahrns and Devon Heitkamp. Alyse Clune, a sophomore defensive specialist, is expected to see playing time as well. “We have a smaller team this season, but the girls have really worked hard,” said coach Theresa Jenkins. “Hopefully it carries over into our league playing. Everyone in this league is always pushing for better and wanting to be more successful. I don’t foresee there ever being a time when it isn’t a fight.” GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Coach Lisa Dalrymple,

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Senior runners on what promises to be an outstanding Minster cross country team this season are Casey Schmidt (front) and (l-r in the back) Sydney Schmidt, Olivia Enneking and Leah Niekamp.

Ethan Wolf returns at tight end for Minster this season. He has already verbally committed to play for Tennessee next year. SDN Photos | Luke Gronneberg

Stokes takes over as Minster grid coach ted to play for Tennessee next year. Last season, he was second behind Poeppelman in receptions with 43 for 563 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns receiving. “His skill set is so unique because he’s capable of playing in the box and being one of our best blockers, but he can also play on the perimeter,” said Stokes. “It’s our job to make the best use of him.” All-Midwest Athletic Conference lineman Wes Hegemann also returns this season and will bolster both the O-line and the D-line. He’s 6-2, 255. Paul Dues, a 6-3, 180pound senior returnee, will move into the offensive backfield this season, and also move from defensive back to linebacker on that side of the ball. He will likely be joined back there by 5-10, 160-pound junior Sam Dues and 5-9, 155-pound sophomore Jacob Stechschulte. AJ Huelsman is back at wideout after catching 15 passes last season, and he will also be at defensive back. Sophomore Jacob Dues, 6-1, 170, and junior Eli Wolf, 6-4, 190, will also provide targets for the quarterback, who will likely be another sophomore in Josh Nixon, 5-11, 160. “We want to run the football when we feel like we have to,” said Stokes of the offense. “But we will be pretty multiple and take what the defense gives us. I think it’s big to have the toughness to run the ball, to be able to dig your cleats in and move the ball.” He said he will be multiple on defense as well. “We want to be physical at the point of attack,” he said. “We want to get off the blocks and fly to the ball, and we want to play fast. But we have to be able to stop the run and put our kids in the best situation. Wolf, Hegemann and 6-4, 195-pound senior Prater Otting will be keys up front for the Wildcats, with Dues and Scott Sekas handling things at linebacker. Stokes is excited about competing in the MAC. “Awesome,” he said about the conference. “That’s why I wanted this job. The only way to get better is to play teams

Minster volleyball seniors this season include (l-r) Nicole Brandewie, Megan Kaiser, Sara Hosey and Aubrey Klosterman.

like that. It forces you to either be good or get your tails kicked. And we’ve got kids that can compete.” VOLLEYBALL The Lady Wildcats of coach Cami Lefeld are looking to improve on last year’s 12-11 mark, and appear to have the team to do just that, with four starters returning. “We are an extremely athletic team,” said Lefeld, in her third season at the helm. “We keep the ball in play. The girls work hard to make sure that the ball doesn’t hit the ground. They have worked really hard in the offseason as well on quickening their attacks. The offense has been dedicated to catching the defense off guard. But we need to work on consistency and communication.” The four returnees were all starters last season in senior outside hitters Megan Kaiser and Sara Hosey, junior setter Regan Hahn and junior middle back Erica Oldiges. After that, Lefeld has a good list of newcomers in senior outside hitter Nicole Brandewie, senior defensive specialist Aubrey Klosterman,

lost to graduation. We have seven returning lettermen and that should bode well for new leadership. And we have a good nucleus of young and veteran runners to get the job done. We’re working toward getting the chemistry and team strength to vie for the league championship.” Returning are senior three-year lettermen Dominic Slonkosky and Andy Albers, junior twoyear lettermen Andrew Fausey and Jonathan Fausey, senior Christian Boehnlein and sophomores Ben Butler and Ethan Monnin. Senior Alex Winner, returning to the sport after a one-year absence, is also expected to contribute. “We will come in ready to run again,” said Topp. “We have the confidence it takes to be winners but need to finish the year with that same confidence. This year the guys have worked harder than ever and I’m starting to see signs of new leaders taking charge. Captains Dominic Slonkosky and Andy Albers will have the team ready when the season starts.” He said Coldwater is a heavy favorite, with St.

junior middle back Lauren Roetgerman, junior opposite Marissa Luthman, junior outside hitter Bridget McGowan, junior libero Cassie Jutte, junior defensive specialist Danielle Monnin, sophomore defensive specialist LeAnn Huelsman, sophomore setter Katie Wuebker and freshman outside hitter Jordyn Heitbrink. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY It was a tremendous season for the Minster boys cross county team last year. The Wildcats tasted defeat rarely, finishing with a final overall record in all meets of 147-4. They were second in the Midwest Athletic Conference, won the district championship, placed second in the regional meet, and capped it all off with an eighth-place finish in the state meet. “The boys are looking forward to a good season again,” said longtime Minster coach Larry Topp (27 years). The team is 15 athletes strong and we are hoping that in these numbers we can find the athletes and the leaders to replace the four lettermen we

Henry and Versailles also strong. “And we hope to be in the mix,” Topp said. GIRLS GOLF The girls golf team at Minster has three returning players from last season in Claire Fischer, Marissa Conrad and Abby Hausfeld. The new faces are sophomore Laura Meyer and freshmen Sarah Huwer, Lisa Borges, Macy Elders, Hailey Oldiges and Sable Hudson. “We look forward to building solid fundamentals for all of the golfers as well as developing good course management skills that will help the girls play smart during matches at all levels,” said coach Deb Ahrns. Fischer and Conrad were first-team all-conference last year and Hausfeld second team. BOYS GOLF The boys golf teams already off to a fantastic start to the 2013 season, having won tournament titles in the Cardinal Invitational (New Bremen), the Auglaize County Invitational, and the Celina Invitational. Returning from last season are John Burke, Freddie Purdy, Xavier Francis, Austin Brackman and Matt Trushaw.

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MINSTER — The big news in fall sports at Minster is a new head football coach in Geron Stokes. And he’s excited to take over the Wildcat program. Volleyball is looking to improve on last year’s 12-win season, and the boys cross country and golf teams are anticipating good years. The girls golf team has three players back from last season. FOOTBALL Minster selected Geron Stokes, who coached at Urbana last season, to replace Nate Moore, who stepped down to take another coaching position after three good years at Minster. Stokes said it’s gone well in preseason. “We just have great kids from great families,” Stokes said. “Transition is tough for any coach or any team when you’ve been successful. You want to do things a little bit different, so there are the typical growing pains. But you just work your tail off and get it done.” Minster lost a boatload of talent from last season when a highly-successful senior class graduated. That class had two state baseball championships during its run, along with success in football and basketball. Last year’s Wildcat football squad finished 8-2 and made it to the postseason playoffs for the third year in a row. But gone from that team are players like quarterback Adam Niemeyer, who threw for 2,441 yards last season and completed 61 percent of his throws, his favorite receiver in Devon Poeppelman, who caught 58 passes for 784 yards, and running back Korey Schultz, who rushed for 1,334 yards and 16 touchdowns a year ago. Poeppelman also did the kicking and punting for the Wildcats. “We lost all of our skill kids and linebackers,” said Stokes. “But it’s fun because the expectation here now is to win. We’re just going to throw kids into the fire and let them fight.” He has some key returnees, however, starting with mammoth tight end/defensive lineman Ethan Wolf. The 6-foot6, 240-pound senior has already verbally commit-

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Houston has four seniors to lead this year’s volleyball team, including (l-r) Monique Booher, Bri Garber, Tiffani Harris and Kayla Kemp.

New coach takes over Houston volleyball the varsity spotlight this year.” She said they include senior right side Kayla Kemp, and five sophomores, including middle hitters Katherine Everett, Macey Stang and Jenna Winner, along with setters Micalah Hensley and Jenna Mounts. “We’re looking forward to a great season and developing our young athletes,” Makela said. BOYS GOLF Scott Bayliss continues his building project for

Houston boys golf, which was 1-11 in County play last season and finished sixth. He returns three lettermen from last season in seniors Jaron Howard and Anton Wehrman, and sophomore Deion Booher. The top newcomers will be senior Jake Braun, sophomore Jacob Gates and freshman Tristan Stangel. “We are a young team after our two seniors for this year, so we will rely

on them to help educate and mold the young golfers into league contenders for the years to come,” said Bayliss. “We have some additions to the team this year and their experience is limited. But they are willing and able to learn the game. “Even though we are young, we will practice hard and play a lot of golf, and hope to upset a few teams along the way in the league,” he added. “And we want to move up from finishing tied for

sixth place last year.” CROSS COUNTRY Houston has four boys back in cross country from a team that placed sixth in the County last season. The four include senior Corey Slusser, juniors Devon Jester and Derrek Mayse and sophomore Troy Riley. The runners that will be with the veterans will be freshmen Azen Reier and Isaiah Beaver. The girls returning this season are seniors Heidi

Cox and Caitlyn Ryan, off a team that was fifth in the County last year. Emma Mertz is considered the top newcomer and is just a freshman. “We should have a pretty solid boys team,” said coach Joni Dunham. “There are a lot of hardworking individuals. We have a lot of new girls runners this year, and a team of eight. And the girls are excited about that. I’m hoping they can work together and grow as a team.”

Seniors runners in girls cross country for Houston include (l-r) Cheyenne Coffey, Kayode Momon, Corey Slusser, Heidi Cox and Caitlin Ryan.


Houston begins the fall season with a new coach at the helm of the volleyball program. Amy Makela, an Ohio native who has been coaching in North Carolina for the past nine years, is the new coach and has experience returning. In cross country, coach Joni Dunham has experienced runners back, and in golf, Scott Bayless is looking for his team to improve on last year’s sixth-place County finish. VOLLEYBALL Houston’s volleyball program is under new leadership, with Amy Makela taking over as the head coach. An Ohio native, Makela has returned from North Carolina, where she coached for the past nine years on several different levels. She is also a former head coach at Graham. She takes over a team that has five letter-winners back from an 8-11 season, one that included just a 1-11 mark in County play. Returning are senior middle hitter Monique Booher, senior outside hitter Bri Garber and senior outside/right side hitter Tiffani Harris, junior setter/defensive specialist Nicole Maier and junior defensive specialist Taylor Block. “The team has worked hard in the offseason and we have a strong group of returning players this year,” said the coach. “We also have some very talented girls stepping into


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