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Sidney School District eyes finances Kathy Leese The Sidney City Board of Education Monday night approved the five-year forecast for the district after listening to a detailed report about the current state of financial affairs. Mike Watkins, Sidney City Schools treasurer, reviewed forecast assumptions for fiscal

years (FY) 2014-18. He told board members that â&#x20AC;&#x153;with the state budget changing every two yearsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;potentially declining revenues,â&#x20AC;? the district is facing what he described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;challengingâ&#x20AC;? ways to manage its revenue. Watkins said real property tax beginning in FY 2015 reflects the expiration of the 9.9-

mill emergency levy. He stated the first opportunity for the district to place the levy before voters again is November, but school officials opted to place a 1 percent income tax on the ballot in August, which failed by 140 votes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sense is that is a reflection of low voter turnout as

opposed to real opposition to the issue. The district will once again place the same issue on the ballot in November and the levy strategy is to have a more direct focus on position voter turnout. Also reflected in this revenue line is a reduction of approximately $1.5 million dollars that is to help offset

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the cross over collections of the one percent income tax that would begin in January 2014,â&#x20AC;? Watkins said. Watkins noted that public utility personal property tax accounts for the entire forecast amount for tangible personal property (TPP) tax.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress keeps putting off a resolution to a budget fight that will resurface early next year. Just a few months ago, many economists predicted that hiring would pick up by yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end as the effects of tax increases and government spending cuts that kicked in this year faded. No longer. The September jobs report See HIRING | 5

Veterans reunite for dinner in their honor Melanie Speicher

The musical talents of kindergarten through third-grade students from Fairlawn School expressed the feelings of a grateful nation when they performed patriotic songs Monday night for more than 40 area veterans. The performance of of Fairlawn Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir was held during the welcome-home dinner for the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who were part of the ninth trip to Washington, D.C., in September so the veterans could visit the memorials built in their honor. The choir is directed by Sonya Phillips. Jody Prater, who was co-chairman of the trip with her husband, Ray, opened the dinner by telling the veterans they had missed the excitement of the government shutdown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know our volunteers are pretty quick off the bus,â&#x20AC;? said Jody, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we would have had the barriers down before you got there. And if they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t down, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have helped taken them down.â&#x20AC;? The memorials, she said, are for all veterans to visit at any time. After eating the meal prepared by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jody told the group she has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;soft spot in my heart for veterans.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You gentlemen are my heroes,â&#x20AC;? she said. Jody said she remembers her father, who wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a veteran, pulling his children up so they were standing when veterans walked by them in a parade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad always felt like he should be a veteran,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He worked at the post office and delivered mail. Every day, a little girl would be standing on the corner on his route and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ask, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you have a letter from my daddy?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pick her up, put her in his mail pouch and carry her

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down to her mom.â&#x20AC;? One day, she said, the little girl was jumping up and down when he arrived at the corner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she told my dad. He was wounded but he was OK. She wanted to introduce her daddy to the mailman who brought the mail from her daddy to her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Less than a year later, I was born. I was named Jody for her,â&#x20AC;? she said. Mike Bennett, a D.C. committee member, thanked VFW Post 4239 for all its support on the nine trips to D.C. He also explained the history of the

local committee. The Honor Flights, which took World War II veterans to D.C., started the move to allow veterans to see their memorials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Honor Flights have done this for a long time,â&#x20AC;? said Bennett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them have folded up their tents because they have gone through all their World War II veterans. That was their charter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miami County said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not good enough for them. Some of the older people didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to fly and it made for a long day. They decided to do a trip See VETERANS | 18

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Sidney Daily News, Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Municipal Court In Sidney Municipal Court Monday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Alisha R. Berning, 33, 306 Christie Ave., to 30 days in jail for passing bad checks, reconsidered for fines of $300 and $107 costs paid. • Tamara M. Jones, 613 Arrowhead Drive, was fined $150 ($100 suspended) plus $122 costs for failure to pay city taxes. Three additional counts were dismissed. • Jonathan D. Jones, 809 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. D, was fined $150 ($100 suspended) plus $120 costs for failure to pay city taxes. Three additional counts were dismissed.

• Three counts of failure to pay city taxes were dismissed against Devin K. Fleming, 719 Broadway Ave., and he was fined $250 plus $122 and sentenced to 30 days in jail (reconsidered for fines and restitution paid) for each of two other counts. • Billy R. Sharp Jr., 735 Foraker Ave., was fined $150 ($75 suspended) plus $120 costs for one count of failure to pay city taxes. Another three counts were dismissed. • Nathan L. Amerine, 24, 211 Forest St., was fined $150 ($100 suspended) plus $105 costs for a drug paraphernalia offense. His license also was suspended for six

months. He also was fined $25 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Kendra Chamberlin, 19, 1699 State Route 29 East, was fined $150 plus $105 costs for drug abuse. •Desiree C. Velez, 20, 525 Fair Road, was fined $150 plus $113 costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail (reconsidered for fines and costs paid) on a charge of complicity. • Terri Downing, 37, 119 E. Dallas St., was fined $25 plus $105 costs on each of two counts of a confinement/restraint of a dog violation. • Jay A. Todd, 31, 404 Tamala Drive, Anna, was fined $600 plus $122 and sentenced to 30 days in

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jail (evaluated for fines and costs paid) on a secondoffense conviction of driving under the influence. Charges of ALS suspension, driving under suspension and driving in marked lanes were dismissed, with $10 costs. • Jay R. Taylor, 24, 211 Stewart Ave., was fined $25 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Edgar Edvardo, 27, 2550 Apache Drive, was fined $75 plus $111 for no operator’s license. • Sarah C. Flaute, 32, 321 Brentwood Ave., was fined $75 plus $111 costs for a stopping for a school bus violation. • Jamieson A. Ross, 33, 1515 Kenwood Drive, Apt. 7, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Cheryl A. Logan, 53, was fined $25 plus $111 costs for a reasonable control violation. • Lee Roy Zepeda, 36, 551 Culvert St., was fined $30 plus $111 costs for speeding. • David W. Shields, 46, 106 Parkview Drive, Box 193, Jackson Center, was fined $30 plus $111 costs for speeding. • Codey M. Sharp, 19, 227 Helen Court, was fined $150 plus $10 costs for driving under FRA suspension. • Louis R. Locker, 58, 603 E. Main St., Anna, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. In Sidney Municipal Court Fr i d a y, Goettemoeller dismissed the following cases that are being handled in Common Pleas Court: • Gary Cottrell, 22, 208 S. West Ave., aggravated burglary; • Mark A. Wita, 36, 1343 Park St., breaking

and entering; • Darin W. Reineke, 45, 214 N. Walnut Ave., breaking and entering; and • Trevor R. Newbauer, 39, 1527 E. Court Ave., Apt. H, robbery. In other cases, Sandra T. Hickman, 53, 408 1/2 N. Walnut Ave., was fined $75 plus $138 costs on a charge of disorderly conduct, amended from theft. • Matthew C. Padalino, 24, 912 Buckeye Ave., was fined $150 plus $10 costs for criminal trespass and sentenced to 30 days in jail. A charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed, but he was ordered to pay costs of $128. • Shalia M. Taborn, 19, 433 Jefferson St., was fined $100 plus $113 costs for disorderly conduct, amended from criminal trespass. • Scott W. Austin, 47, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., lot 91, was fined $150 plus $138 costs and sentenced to 21 days in jail (evaluated for fines and costs paid). • Michael A. Auter, 47, 202 Walnut St., was fined $375 plus $122 for driving under the influence and was sentenced to eight days in jail. He also was fined $25 plus $19 costs for a driving in marked lanes violation. • Angela L. Browning, 37, 322 Jefferson St., was fined $75 plus $101 costs for failure to reinstate a license and $25 plus $10 costs for an operating a vehicle at stop and yield sign violation. • Rachel L. Scott, 29, 502 N. Main St., was fined $250 plus $188 costs and $64 bond and was sentenced to 20 days in jail (reconsidered for fines and costs paid) for driving under suspension from a prior DUI.

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TUESDAY -10:18 a.m.: water main. Deputies responded to a report of a water main break and sinkhole forming at 2123 Broadway Ave. -9:58 a.m.: larceny. A GPS was reported stolen from a vehicle overnight at 691 Winding Ridge Lane. -9:27 a.m.: complaint.

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• Douglas S. Klipstine, 56, was ordered to pay $11 costs for a driving under suspension charge dismissed for successful completion of the license intervention program. • Donald Vanskiver, 20, 304 N. Miami Ave., was fined $25 plus $111 costs for expired license plates. • Rachael Kuch, 23, 17373 State Route 47, was fined $30 plus $86 costs for a seatbelt violation. • Debbie L. Aguirre, 41, 208 Pasco Montra Road, Port Jefferson, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Marilyn A. Tebbe, 61, 6363 Amsterdam Road, Anna, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Leslie A. Clark, 20, 6534 Johnston Slagle Road, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Jessie M. Keller, 18, 334 Wilson Ave., was fined $30 plus $111 costs for speeding. • Travis Richards, 32, 2355 Collins Drive, Apt. L, was fined $70 plus $111 for speeding. • Russell L. McNeil, 58, 13975 Ailes Road, Anna, was fined $30 plus $105 for speeding. • Arthur G. Barnes, 66, 12018 Eilerman Road, was fined $30 plus $105 costs for speeding. • Tiffany M. Bryant, 19, 836 Fielding Road, was fined $30 plus $86 costs for a seatbelt violation. • Michael P. Mohrman, 47, 4695 Russia Versailles Road, was fined $30 plus $86 costs for a seatbelt violation. • Jeffrey C. Steinke, 54, 203 E. North St., was fined $25 plus $111 for an obedience to traffic control devices violation.

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Deputies took a report of a bad check passed at 5530 Patterson-Halpin Road. -5:17 p.m.: accident with injuries. Deputies responded with Sidney Fire and Rescue personnel to a crash with injuries in the 2000 block of County Road 25A. -10:41 a.m.: larceny. Theft of gas was reported from 100 Spring St., Port Jefferson.

Village log TUESDAY -8:51 a.m.: larceny. Anna Police took a report of counterfeit money passed at Speedway, 607 E. Main St., Anna. -7:36 a.m.: threats. Anna Police responded to a report at 109 Peridot Drive that someone was threatening to kill a dog.

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TUESDAY -3:16 a.m.: fall victim. Houston Rescue responded for a fall victim in the 700 block of Ohio 66. -2:48 a.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue, Anna Rescue, Jackson Center Police and deputies responded to the 100 block of Redbud Circle for a medical call. MONDAY -9:39 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue and Lockington Fire responded to a medical call in the 4300 block of HardinWapakoneta Road. -7:13 a.m.: accident with injuries. Fort Loramie Rescue and Fire responded with deputies to a one-vehicle crash with injuries at 4420 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road. -6:37 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 14700 block of Meranda Road. SUNDAY -8:20 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call in the 10100 block of FesslerBuxton Road.

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TROY — George W. Atkins, 53, of Troy, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in the Genesis Health Care Center, Troy. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, at Melcher Sowers Funeral Home in Piqua. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the funeral home.

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CRIDERSVILLE — Louise E. (Hawkins) Grim, 92, of Otterbein-Cridersville, formerly of Sidney, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at OtterbeinCridersville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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Markets Local Grain Markets Trupointe 701. S. Vandemark Road, Sidney 937-492-5254 October corn....................$4.04 November corn.................$4.04 October beans.................$12.74 November beans...................$12.74 Storage wheat..................$6.67 July 2014 w h e at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 6 . 5 7 Cargill Inc. 800-448-1285 Dayton Corn by Oct. 26............$4.15 1/2 Corn by Nov. 15............$4.15 1/4 Sidney October soybeans......$12.87 1/4 November soybeans..$12.97 1/4 Posted County Price Shelby county FSA 820 Fair Road, Sidney 492-6520 Closing prices for Tuesday: Wheat..........................$6.78 Wheat LDP Corn...............................$4.80 Corn LDP Soybeans........................$13.45 Soybeans LDP

NEW BREMEN — Aloys S. “Junior” Sommer Jr., 80, of New Bremen, died at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1933, in Fort Loramie to the late Aloys and Marie (Bergman) Sommer. On Nov. 10, 1956, he married Marilyn Swallow, who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are their children, Alan (Christine) Sommer, of Charlotte, N.C., Theresa (Jim) McElwee, of Zanesville, Rhonda (Barry) Gill, of Sidney, David (Mary) Sommer, of Botkins; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Richard Sommer, of Sidney, Donald Sommer, of Anna, Albert (Marilyn) Sommer, of Sidney, Marilyn Heyne, of Coldwater, and Dorothy (Urban) Bertke, of New Bremen. “Junior” was a 1951 graduate of Anna High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany in an armored division. He was a truck driver for the former

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ST. HENRY — Virginia L. “Ginny” Knapke, age 77, of St. Henry, died on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Van Wert Hospice Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Henry Church. Friends may call today at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-St. Henry from 9 to 10 a.m.

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PIQUA — Robert M. Burns, 72, of Piqua, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday. Oct. 21, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. He was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Watertown, N.Y., to the late Richard H. and Lillian M. (Coffield) Burns. Survivors include his fiancée, Karen M. Hayslett, of Piqua; a son, Brian Burns, of Ashville, N.C.; and a grandchild. Mr. Burns was a graduate of Piqua Catholic High School and retired from the B. F. Goodrich Co. as a machinist and an inspector. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Covington and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge of Crystal River, Fla. A service to honor his life will begin

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at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Vi s i t at i o n will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 or the Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Zachary T. “Turkey” Eilerman FORT LORAMIE — Zachary T. “Turkey” Eilerman, 22, of Lane Street in Fort Loramie, passed away of apparently natural causes early Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Wood County Hospital emergency room in B owling Green. He was born Aug. 27, 1991, in Coldwater, to Thomas A. and Denise L. (Albers) Eilerman, who survive in Fort Loramie. Also surviving are three siblings, Veronica, Clayton and Heather Eilerman, all at home; grandparents, Thomas and Susan Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Walter and Marge Albers, of Maria Stein; greatgrandmother, Viola Bruns, of Coldwater; aunts and uncles, Shari Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Kevin and Jill Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Don and Lisa Seger, of Covington, Marcia and Alan Mescher, of Osgood, Eric and Rhonda Albers, of Twinsburg, Brian and Trisha Albers, of Mooresville, N.C., Duane and Vickie Albers, of Charlotte, N.C., Janelle and Chris Schott, of Maria Stein, Krista and Carl Gehret, of Willowdell, Adam and Kim Albers, of Chardon, and Jason Albers, of Piqua; as well as numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Connie Seger; an uncle, Tim Eilerman;

and one cousin, Josh Eilerman. A 2010 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Zach continued studies at the University of Toledo. He was employed by Custom Foam Products Inc. in Fort Loramie. Zach attended St. Michael C a t h o l i c Church. While in high school, he had been a Mass server, active in youth ministry and played CYO basketball. Zach was an avid baseball fan. He played right field with the 2010 Redskin state championship baseball team. During recent summers, Zach played softball with the Ernst BP team. Zach also enjoyed being outdoors and hunting. He loved being around people and never knew a stranger. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to Fort Loramie Baseball Facilities or a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at w w w. ge h re t f u n e ra l

Thomas R. Goings SIDNEY — Thomas R. Goings, 60, 726 Buckeye Ave., passed away Tuesday.

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Addyson Wilma Bryant SIDNEY — Addyson Wilma Bryant, infant daughter of Danny Bryant II and Heather Rinderle of Sidney, passed away, Oct. 19, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Private services will be held at a

later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Condolences may be expressed to the Bryant family at the funeral home’s website,

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MONDAY -8:12 p.m.: burglary. Alisha L. Kesler, 127 Pike St., reported someone entered her residence, damaging the door frame, and took an iPod Touch, valued at $300. -1:20 p.m.: theft. A computer system valued at $798 was reported stolen from Walmart. SUNDAY -9:52 p.m.: theft. Robert L. Swearingen, 512 Second Ave., reported a bicycle was taken from outside his residence. -6:43 p.m.: assault. A juvenile was reported assaulted at 220 Jefferson St. -5:32 p.m.: criminal damaging. Bradley Y. Weldy, 324 W. North St., reported someone spraypainted his garage. -5:11 p.m.: theft. Gary E. Ellis Jr., 877 S. Ohio Ave., reported damage to and theft from a vehicle. Loss was estimated at $475. -4:07 p.m.: criminal mischief. Kyrsten Renee

Drinnen, 1146 Morris Ave., reported unknown people dumped an oillike substance on three vehicles. -3:12 p.m.: warrant. Maria A. Huffman, 26, 407 S. Main Ave., was arrested on a warrant. -2:17 p.m.: criminal damaging. Anthony W. Brown, 529 Fourth Ave., reported someone spray-painted the side of his truck. -10:26 a.m.: breaking and entering. Kevin D. Burdiss, 218 Brooklyn Ave., reported someone stole a large quantity of knives and edge tools from his garage. -7:26 a.m.: burglary. Lindsey Marie Market, 339 S. Highland Ave., reported someone entered her residence and took a 50-inch TV and Xbox, valued at $1,350. -3:32 a.m.: assault. Christy A. Wilkins, 230 Jefferson St., No. 60, reported she was assaulted. -1:57 a.m.: driving under the influence. Timothy F. Edwards, 38,

13499 Meranda Road, was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence. -12:33 a.m.: criminal damaging. Roma D. Teglas, 744 Country Side Lane, No. 2, reported someone broke the glass on a sliding door. -12:05 a.m.: operating a vehicle under the influence. Seth A. Birkemeier, 25, 110 E. Pinehurst St., was arrested for the offense and failure to comply. SATURDAY -6:25 p.m.: theft. James R. Livingston, of Sidney, reported a wallet containing $200 cash and other items was taken from him while he slept at 744 Country Side Lane, No. 2. -5:16 a.m.: criminal damage. Sharon G. Anderson, 327 Enterprise Ave., reported someone broke the window on her vehicle and took a bag from it. -3:44 a.m.: aggravated robbery. Donald E. Hull Jr., of Sidney, reported the incident at 428 N. Main Ave.

-1:59 a.m.: operating a vehicle under the influence. Nathaniel Waggoner, 26, 804 N. Miami Ave., was arrested for the listed offense. -1:53 a.m.: operating a vehicle under the influence. Paul E. Hayden, 46, 225 Harvard Ave., was arrested for the listed offense. FRIDAY -3:04 p.m.: assault. A juvenile reported being assaulted by several other juveniles at Highland and Taft streets. -1:31 p.m.: telecommunications fraud. Kevin D. Caudill, of Sidney, reported he was the victim of a loan scam. -12:40 p.m.: contempt. Arielle White, 21, 503 S. Main St., was arrested on a warrant out of Miami County. -8:52 a.m.: contempt. Maurice Jones, 33, 928 Buckeye Ave., Apt. D, was arrested on two outstanding warrants out of Sidney Municipal Court. -8:43 a.m.: criminal trespass/damaging.

Richard P. Mouk, of Sidney, reported damage to a basement window and door at 949 Fielding Road. -1:18 a.m.: burglary. Joseph T. Lewis, 320 N. Miami Ave., No. 1, reported someone forced entry into the front entrance of his residence. THURSDAY -8:13 p.m.: theft. Cheryl A. Hall, of Lima, reported someone took money from her purse at 1065 Fairington Drive. OCT. 15 -12:28 p.m.: theft. Theft of 40 lottery tickets was reported from Wayne’s Sticky Pit, 2009 Michigan St. Keith Lehman, 37, was charged with the offense. Accidents • Emily Bodiker, 17, of Sidney, was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation after she reportedly rear-ended the vehicle driven by Tyra F. Weber 51, 2108 McCloskey School Road, Monday See CITY | 15

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Meeting set on Iraq vet’s SpongeBob gravestone Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials at a cemetery that removed a slain Iraq war veteran’s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her final resting place after they deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds were planning to meet with the soldier’s family to explore possible solutions. The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness of her favorite cartoon character and erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on Oct. 10, almost eight months after she was found slain in a Colorado hotel room. Despite getting the cemetery’s prior approval of the headstone’s design — a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform, with Walker’s name and rank — her family said Monday that cemetery staff called them the day after it

was installed to say it would have to come down. The 7-foot headstone, along with a near-exact duplicate erected for Walker’s living twin sister, have been removed and will not be allowed back up, cemetery President Gary Freytag said Monday. “We’ve decided that they aren’t appropriate for our historic cemetery and they can’t be displayed here,” Freytag said, adding that the employee who approved the headstones made an inexplicable error in judgment, given the cemetery’s traditional, stately appearance. He acknowledged that the cemetery is at fault and that staff members would be meeting with Walker’s family on Tuesday to try to find a solution, which could include a more traditional gravestone bearing small likeness of the character. Freytag also said Spring Grove is prepared to reim-

burse the family for each headstone, which cost a combined $26,000, and pay for new ones. “I feel terrible that it got to this point but I’m hoping we can come out at the other end of the tunnel with a solution,” he said. Cemetery officials plan to meet with Walker’s family on Tuesday. Walker was an Army corporal assigned to the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion and served two yearlong tours Iraq in 2006 and 2010 as a petroleum supply specialist, her family said. Walker was found dead in a hotel room in Colorado Springs in February on Valentine’s Day, strangled and beaten to death. Her boyfriend, an Army sergeant stationed nearby, was arrested and charged with her killing. Walker’s twin sister, Kara Walker, said the family is beyond distraught. A lot of

thought went into choosing the gravestones which she said were chosen because her sister loved SpongeBob, even outfitting her entire bedroom with the cartoon character’s decorations. “It is frustrating that you entrust a cemetery to have your best interest at heart and accommodate you and your family at a hard time … and because they don’t like it they’re going to take it down,” said Kara Walker, 29, an information technician for the U.S. Navy stationed in Naples, Italy. “My sister served our country and most people try to accommodate veterans and try to take care of them,” said Walker, who is visiting her family. “For them not to accommodate and respect what my sister sacrificed, not only for my family, but for everyone else in this country, really bothers me.”

Kara Walker/Associated Press

This Oct. 10 photo provided by the family of Kimberly Walker, shows Walker’s gravestone in the likeness of popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. Despite getting prior approval for the gravestone from Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, the cemetery recently removed it, saying it did not fit in with the character of the historic and picturesque cemetery.

Ohio GOP considers budget defeat In a state that has long been viewed as a key swing

state in presidential elections, Ohio Republicans are trying to come to grips with the stinging defeat the national party suffered

over the raising of the debt ceiling last week. Polling shows a majority of Americans believe the GOP put its agenda ahead of the good of the country. For 16 days it tried to use President Obama’s signature health-care overhaul as a bargaining chip in the debate to raise the debt ceiling. Last-minute legislation was finally carved out the way Democrats wanted it, averting a default of the federal government. One party member who likes the fact that the GOP played hard ball is Highland County Republican Party Chairwoman Kay Ayres. The former vice chairwoman of the Ohio Republican Party pointed out the GOP too often has been criticized by its members for

not taking a strong stance. “This time, they stood up,” she said, adding that it may have weakened the party in the short-term, but was the right thing to do. “Obamacare is a disaster. It’s the ruination of the best medical treatment in the world,” the southern Ohio Republican added. State Rep. Richard N. Adams, R-Troy, thinks the public’s criticism goes beyond just one party. “In terms of the people I know, they are frankly irritated with the president, the Democrats and the Republicans. I think what has suffered is the image of government at the national level — what happened, how it was resolved. People think we are not getting our mon-

ey’s worth” from elected officials in D.C.” Some members of the Ohio GOP pointed out the timing of the Republican message — more than the message itself — was problematic. When emotions settle down, Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall said, people will find the Republican Party is now stronger because it has taken a definitive posture. “I want the party to stand for what is right, no matter how much they get bashed. I want both parties to do that, and do away with this party loyalty stuff.” John “Bud” O’Brien, the Miami County Republican Party Chair, looks for Republicans to now dig in

harder on the local level across Ohio. “Republicans are strongminded folks,” O’Brien said. “They’re motivated to help locally and nationally to fix those things in the government that needs fixed,” namely to “control spending at a federal level, make sure taxes aren’t raised to levels to hurt our economy, and to spur job growth to a level that it hasn’t been in the last four years.” The final bill funds the government through Jan. 15, raises the debt cap through Feb. 7, and provides back pay for furloughed workers. The deal did not include any provision relating to the Obamacare medical device tax or other unpopular parts of the law, as previous plans did.

Analysis: Tough times for Ohio prison system Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press


COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches. Unforeseen challenges are dulling the impact of

a 2011 sentencing law meant to lower the number of inmates, leading to fears that the state may need to spend millions to build a new prison after 2017, while pushing judges to rethink sentences and placing a greater emphasis on rehabilitation. The current prison population of about 50,300 hasn’t budged since 2011, despite projections that it would drop to 47,000 by 2015 and continue to decline. Ohio’s inmate population could grow to 52,000 in two years and top 53,000 in six years, according to Prisons director Gary Mohr. The state

is currently at 131 percent of capacity and could hit 139 percent by 2019. Mohr warns California’s system was declared unconstitutional at 140 percent, meaning federal courts could intervene and order expensive changes. It’s not that the 2011 law is failing. Challenges, including a recent increase in violent crime and an uptick in cases filed by prosecutors, are holding back promises that the law would lower inmate population. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has said the courts are also part of the problem and called on


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World/Nation Today in History The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2013. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1983, 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines, were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers. On this date: In 1864, forces led by Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repelled Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri. In 1910, Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet at a park in Fort Wayne, Ind. In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote. In 1941, the Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo” premiered in New York. In 1942, during World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory. In 1954, West Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which it did the following year. In 1956, a student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s Communist rule began; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down within weeks. In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica. In 1980, the resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced. In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork. In 1991, Cambodia’s warring factions and representatives of 18 other nations signed a peace treaty in Paris. In 1995, a jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. (Saldivar is serving a life prison sentence.) In 2001, The nation’s anthrax scare hit the White House with the discovery of a small concentration of spores at an offsite mail processing center. President George W. Bush announced he had authorized money for improved post office security following the deaths of two postal workers from inhalation anthrax. Ten years ago: As thousands of anti-war demonstrators protested outside, President George W. Bush thanked Australia for sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan as he spoke to the country’s Parliament. Later in the day, the president concluded his Pacific trip with a visit to Hawaii, where he dropped flowers into the water at the sunken battleship USS Arizona. Madame Chiang Kaishek, widow of the Chinese nationalist leader, died in New York at age 105. In Game 5 of the World Series, the Florida Marlins beat the New York Yankees 6-4, bringing the team within one game of winning the baseball championship.

Out of the Blue

Man calls cops for theft from Pa. workers’ fridge BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — If you ever had your lunch disappear from the office refrigerator, consider what one southeastern Pennsylvania man did: He called the cops. KYW-TV in Philadelphia reports that Upper Macungie Township police were called Oct. 10. That’s when, according to a police news release, an employee at Wakefern Food Corp. reported “that an unknown person stole his Jell-O brand strawberry Jell-O snack from the break room refrigerator. Police say the 39-year-old victim was angry because this wasn’t the first time someone had stolen his food. So far, police say the thief hasn’t been caught. Police say in a news release that the case remains under investigation.

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Nuke officers left blast door open Robert Burns

AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press. The blast doors are never to be left open if one of the crew members inside is asleep — as was the case in both these instances — out of concern for the damage an intruder could cause, including the compromising of secret launch codes.

Transgressions such as this are rarely revealed publicly. But officials with direct knowledge of Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile operations told the AP that such violations have happened, undetected, many more times than in the cases of the two launch crew commanders and two deputy commanders who were given administrative punishments this year. The blast door violations are another sign of serious trouble in the handling of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. The AP has discovered a series of problems within the ICBM force, including a failed safety inspection, the temporary sidelining of launch officers deemed unfit for duty and the

abrupt firing last week of the two-star general in charge. The problems, including low morale, underscore the challenges of keeping safe such a deadly force that is constantly on alert but is unlikely ever to be used. The crews who operate the missiles are trained to follow rules without fail, including the prohibition against having the blast door open when only one crew member is awake, because the costs of a mistake are so high. The officers, known as missileers, are custodians of keys that could launch nuclear hell. The warheads on the business ends of their missiles are capable of a nuclear yield many times that of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

“The only way that you can have a crew member be in ‘rest status’ is if that blast door is shut and there is no possibility of anyone accessing the launch control center,” said Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. He is responsible for the entire force of 450 Minuteman 3 missiles, plus the Air Force’s nuclear-capable bombers. The written Air Force instruction on ICBM weapon safety, last updated in June 1996, says, “One crewmember at a time may sleep on duty, but both must be awake and capable of detecting an unauthorized act if … the Launch Control Center blast door is open” or if someone other than

the crew is present. The blast door is not the first line of defense. An intruder intent on taking control of a missile command post would first face many layers of security before encountering the blast door, which — when closed — is secured by 12 hydraulically operated steel pins. The door is at the base of an elevator shaft. Entry to that elevator is controlled from an above-ground building. ICBM missile fields are monitored with security cameras and patrolled regularly by armed Air Force guards. Each underground launch center, known as a capsule for its pilllike shape, monitors and operates 10 Minuteman 3 missiles.

Birth record probe in ‘Maria’ case Derek Gatopoulos and Elena Becatoros Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A top Greek prosecutor has ordered an emergency nationwide investigation into birth certificates issued in the past six years after an unknown girl was discovered living with her alleged abductors at a Gypsy camp. Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani ordered the inquiry Tuesday for birth certificates issued after Jan. 1, 2008, amid media reports of benefit fraud by families who declared the same birth in multiple cities or who had produced false birth certificates for children that may or may not exist. Critics say Greece’s birth registration system is wide open to exploitation. Until just five months ago, there was no central national registry. Even now, births declared in different

municipalities before May are not crosschecked on a national basis. The birth registry investigation was sparked after a Gypsy, or Roma, couple was jailed on charges of abduction and document fraud in the case of the girl known only as “Maria.” The blonde girl, believed to be 5 or 6, was found during a police raid on a Roma camp. She was taken into protective care last week after DNA tests established the Roma couple was not her biological parents. Police said “Maria’s” birth was falsely declared in Athens in 2009 but did not elaborate. The charity in charge of the girl’s temporary care says a dental examination indicated she is five or six years old, not four as originally thought. It is not even certain the child was born in Greece. The two suspects, aged 39 and 40, deny the

abduction allegations, claiming they received “Maria” from a destitute woman to bring up as their own. They are now in pre-trial detention. The girl’s DNA has been entered into an Interpol database to check for matches. Authorities allege that the female suspect claimed to have given birth to six children in less than 10 months, while 10 of the 14 children the couple had registered as their own are unaccounted for. Police say the two suspects received about 2,500 euros ($3,420) a month in subsidies from three different cities — a substantial amount in the midst of Greece’s devastated economy. On Monday, the mayor of Athens ordered the suspension of three officials in charge of recordkeeping. It was not clear exactly why. Earlier this month, the city of Athens had complained that “extremely problematic

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In this police handout photo taken on Thursday, Christos Salis, 39, right, and his companion Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, pose with the little girl only known as “Maria” in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece. Police in Greece have released the photographs of a couple alleged adductors of a girl were formally taken onto pretrial custody and an international search for the girl’s parents intensified.

and antiquated” Greek laws allowed people to register babies as their own on the basis of one person’s declaration backed by two witnesses. Prior to the new registry, parents could have delayed registering their children until they turned 18. New parents now

have three months to declare their newborns. Investigators in Athens, however, had found a large number of babies had been declared near the end of that deadline, and they suspected some were multiple declarations to claim benefits from different areas.

Police: Nev. school shooter, 12, brought gun from home Scott Sonner Associated Press

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The 12-year-old student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two classmates and killing a teacher before he turned the gun on himself, got the weapon from his home, authorities said Tuesday. Washoe County School District police said they are still working to determine how the boy obtained the 9mm semiautomatic Ruger handgun used in the Monday morning spree at Sparks Middle School. The boy’s parents are cooperating with authorities and could face charges in the case, police said. Authorities say they’re withholding the seventh-grader’s name out of respect for his family. At a news conference Tuesday, law enforcement and school officials again lauded the actions of 45-year-old math teacher and former Marine Michael Landsberry,

who tried to stop the rampage before he was killed. “I cannot express enough appreciation for Mr. Landsberry,” Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said. “He truly is a hero.” The violence started before the first bell of the day rang, as students filed off buses and gathered for class. The boy opened fire outside a school building, hitting one 12-year-old student in the shoulder. He then headed toward a basketball court, where he encountered Landsberry. The teacher walked calmly toward the shooter and lifted his hands, asking the boy to hand over his weapon. “He was telling him to stop and put the gun down,” student Jose Cazares told NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday. “Then the kid, he yelled out ‘No!’ Like, he was yelling at him, and he shot him.” Landsberry suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. Still, his actions gave students enough time to run to safety,

according to Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras. Police said they believe the shooter at one point tried to enter the school but couldn’t open the door because of emergency lockdown procedures. After killing Landsberry, the boy fired at a second student, hitting him in the abdomen. He then shot himself in the head. The two 12-year-old boys who were wounded are in stable condition and recovering. Authorities provided no motive for the shooting but said they’ve interviewed 20 or 30 witnesses and are looking into any prior connection the victims had with the shooter. “Everybody wants to know why — that’s the big question,” Sparks Deputy Police Chief Tom Miller said. “The answer is, we don’t know right now.” Parents clung to their children at an evacuation center shortly after the shooting while the community struggled to make

sense of the latest episode of schoolyard violence, which happened less than a year after the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Sparks, just east of Reno, has a population of roughly 90,000. Landsberry coached several youth sports. He also served two tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada National Guard and was well-known in the school community, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini said. Landsberry served in the Marine Corps from 1986 to 1990 and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Okinawa, Japan, according to military records. The mayor praised the response from officers, who arrived at the scene within 3 minutes of the initial 911 calls to find the shooter dead. “They got it under control very quickly and shut down the scene,” said Martini, who urged listeners on a local radio station hours after the shooting to be sure all guns in their homes were safely locked away.

Hiring From page 1 made clear that hiring isn’t strengthening. It’s slowing. Employers last month added 148,000 jobs, a steep drop from the 193,000 gained in August. From January through March, job growth averaged 207,000 jobs a month. For April through June, the average was 182,000. For July through September, it was just 143,000. “We had assumed that the headwinds would dissipate, but in fact they didn’t,” says Doug Handler, an economist at IHS Global Insight. What’s more, the 16-day partial shutdown of the government, which began Oct. 1, will

likely further depress hiring for October. That’s because government contractors and other companies affected by the shutdown imposed temporary layoffs. And the budget battles that led to the shutdown are likely to flare up later this year and in early 2014. Last week, Congress agreed to keep the government running only until Jan. 15 while President Barack Obama and Congress seek a broader budget agreement. In the meantime, uncertainty about another budget impasse — and potentially another government shutdown — may cause some busi-

nesses to hold off on hiring or expanding. “Companies are not feeling confident enough to expand, to hire, to invest,” said Yelena Shulyatyeva, an economist at BNP Paribas. “They’re just sitting on the sidelines, being cautious, and watching all these headlines from Washington.” Consider Patrick Shrader, vice president of Arundel Manufacturing, based near Portland, Maine. Shrader said the uncertainty and brinkmanship in Washington have led his company to postpone hiring. “As soon as we think the dust is settled, and we’re ready to move for-

ward, there’s something else,” he said. Arundel makes precision metal components for oil and gas drilling equipment, aircraft and semiconductor manufacturers. Defense contracts make up about one-fifth of business. The company has enough work to support up to 10 hires, on top of its current staff of 80, Shrader says. But it isn’t ready. “We’re not prepared to bring anybody else on board until we figure out what’s going on after Jan. 15,” he said. Even as hiring and economic growth have remained tepid in recent months, the

stock market has been roaring. Two key reasons: The Federal Reserve’s policies have kept long-term interest rates so low that many investors have shifted out of lowyielding bonds and into stocks, thereby driving up stock prices. And corporations have managed to deliver steady profit growth, in part by keeping costs down. The economy has been growing at a lethargic pace since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Growth has averaged about 2 percent a year. Job growth since 2010 has averaged about 180,000 a month.

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Anniversary Swanks mark 70 years

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Wednesday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

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Lloyd and Elinor “Jean” Swank, of Sidney, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at an open house Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Shelby County Fish and Game in Sidney. Lloyd and the former Elinor Greive were married Oct. 30, 1943, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parsonage by the Rev. Simon Long. Witnesses were maid of honor Betty Ross and best man Floyd Cotner. Lloyd is the son of the late Gilbert “Bert” and Freda Swank. He has a deceased brother, Willis Swank, and two deceased sisters, Wathena Carroll and Betty Cruickshank. Elinor is the daughter of the late Urban and Lucy Greive. She has one brother, Urban Greive, of Piqua, and one sister, Virginia Minton, of Wilmington. The Swanks have a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd Jr. “Skip”

• Upper Valley Medical Center hosts a Mom and Baby Get Together group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Farm House on the center campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and learn about breastfeeding and the baby. For information, call 937440-4906. Mr. and Mrs. Swank • The New Bremen Public Library hosts story time and Patricia Swank, and a daughter for children 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. and son-in-law, Susan and Terry Thursday Afternoon Russell. They have seven grandchil• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Wedding Day, 1943 dren and 10 great-grandchildren. Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elinor was employed by Pangles 120 W. Water St. They enjoy camping, taking trips Master Markets and Lloyd, by • The Highly Recommended Book Club meets at and watching their great-grandchilStolle Precision Tool. They both the New Bremen Public Library at 1 p.m. dren in school sports and activities. retired after 30 years. Thursday Evening • The Missionary Ministry of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 606 Park St., offers free meals and clothing to those in need from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For information, call 492-5009. • Sidney Nazarene Church, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave., hosts a Celebrate Recovery meeting at 6:30 p.m. For Dear Heloise: I love to and safe to eat. information, call 937-541-6643. cook and eat hard-boiled Try this method for Austin, Ernst to wed • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the eggs. Sometimes making hardFamily, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist the yolks are a beaucooked eggs: Place Church, 230 Poplar St. N. TOPSOIL BEACH, tiful yellow color; a single layer of • Alzheimer s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. N.C. — Margaret Jeanne other times, there eggs in a saucepan in the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Austin and Philip is a green or gray with enough water Retirement Community. For more information, call Timothy Ernst, both of color. What causes to cover 1 inch Lu Ann Presser at 497-6542. the green/gray above the eggs. N. Topsoil Beach, N.C., color? — Laurie J. Cover and bring to have announced their Friday Morning in Wisconsin a boil. Turn off the engagement and plans to Hints The color in heat, keep the pot marry Oct. 26, 2013, in • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storyhard-boiled eggs covered and let the from Wilmington, N.C. time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To (technically called eggs stand for 15 Heloise The bride-to-be is register, call 295-3155. “hard cooked”) is minutes for large the daughter of Debra Heloise Cruse • The New Knoxville Public Library hosts precaused by overeggs (12 minutes school storytime at 10:30 a.m. for children 3-5 who and Mark Austin, of cooking the eggs, for medium eggs). Princeton, Ill. She Ernst/Austin are not in kindergarten. cooking at too high a When the time is up, run graduated in 2003 from Friday Afternoon temperature, or too much them under cold water or • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets Princeton High School in of Fort Loramie. He is iron in the water. The place them in ice water to at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Princeton, Ill. She gradu- a 2002 graduate of Fort color may be a little off- stop them from continuated from Illinois State Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. Loramie High School putting, but it is harmless ing to cook. — Heloise University in 2007 with Friday Evening and a 2007 graduate • Free at Last, a program designed to break the a Bachelor of Science chains of addiction, meets at the Lockington United in politics and govern- of the University of Methodist Church, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, ment and philosophy. Dayton, where he earned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call 726-3636. She is employed by PNC a Bachelor of Mechanical • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step Wealth Management as Engineering. He served programs to confront destructive habits and behav- a sales and service spe- as a captain in the U.S. PIQUA — The Edison Director Emily Beisner iors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. cialist. Marine Corps from 2008 Stagelight Players will per- is very excited about pro4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more Her fiance is the son of to 2012. He is employed form Jane Austen’s “Pride & ducing an adaptation of information, call 937-548-9006. Prejudice,” adapted by Jon Austen’s most prized works. Tim and Sharon Ernst, by AT Solutions. Jory, beginning Friday and “Incidentally, this year • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean running through Nov. 3. marks the bicentennial of for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United All performances will be when the novel was first Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. held in the Robinson Theater published back in 1813,” Saturday Morning at the Piqua Campus. said Beisner. “After 200 • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling “Pride & Prejudice,” per- years, Jane Austen’s novel event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to haps Jane Austen’s most is still holding strong as one noon. revered and celebrated of her most popular works Morgan • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, novel, focuses on Elizabeth of literature. In a way, she in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 Bennet and her four sisters, pokes fun of the higher class PIQUA — Brian • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, Morgan and Renee Staudt, ounce, and was 19 inches and their mother who is and how ridiculous they in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. desperate to see them mar- acted in regards to marriage of Piqua, have announced long. He was welcomed home ried into financial security – and social standing. 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Wilson plans sports medicine symposium

Weddings Couple unite in marriage Annie Fortkamp, of Sidney, and Daniel Gillaugh, of Cedarville, were united in marriage in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 29, 2013, in the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jan Fortkamp, of Sidney. Her grandparents are Ron and Carolyn Miller, of Sidney, and the late Anthony and Alice Fortkamp. The bridegroom is the son of Terry and Becky Gillaugh, of Cedarville. His grandparents are Larry and Nellie Gillaugh, of Cedarville, Jane Morris, of Cedarville, and the late Louis Morris. The Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer performed the ceremony. The organist was Sarah Collier. The violinist was Molly Hemlinger and vocalists

were Laura Van Fossen and Bill Zimmerman Jr. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory-colored, Mori Lee, A-line gown with a pearl-beaded bodice with chiffon over satin. Jenni Paulus and Sarah Lynch were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Adrienne Fortkamp and Hilary Fortkamp, sisters-in-law of the bride; Ellen Wheatcraft and Laura Cross, sisters of the bridegroom; and Tara Hartings. The attendants wore long, V-neck dresses the color of European sage. The best man was Cu r t i s S p ra c k l e n . Groomsmen were Kevin Fortkamp and David Fortkamp, brothers of the bride; Russ Beisner, Kyle Shelton and Kyle Hughes and Phil Gillaugh, cousin of the

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bridegroom. Ushers were Craig Wilson Memorial pists on topics related to Cross and Jason Hospital will host its first nutrition, injury prevention Wheatcraft, brothers-inannual sports medicine sym- and ethics in athletic trainlaw of the bridegroom. posium on Oct. 31 from 8 ing. The reception was at a.m. to 2 p.m. The symposium is The symposium will pro- approved by the National the Fort Piqua Plaza vide athletic trainers, physi- Athletic Trainers for 300 guests. The cal therapists and physical Association and the Board couple honeymooned in therapy assistants with an of Certifications (BOC) Jamaica and reside in opportunity to enhance their and is pending approval by Beavercreek. knowledge in sports medi- the Ohio Physical Therapy The couple met in colcine. Speakers will include Association. The BOC deslege while playing co-ed physicians who special- ignates this education activivolleyball. ize in orthopedic care and ty for five and a half hours of The bride is a 2009 emergency medicine, with a continuing education credits graduate of Lehman focus on sports-related inju- including one hour of ethics. Catholic High School Mr. and Mrs. Gillaugh ries to knees and wrists, For a complete program and a 2013 graduate of concussions and traumatic guide and to register for the Wright State University, and a Master of Science sports injuries. Participants event, visit wilsonhospital. where she earned a in mechanical engineer- will also hear from athletic com and click on “Classes Bachelor of Science in ing from the Ohio State trainers and physical thera- and Support Groups.” nursing. She is employed University in 2012. He by Kettering Hospital as is enrolled in the doca registered nurse. toral program at Wright The bridegroom State University and is is a 2006 graduate of Lucy’s parents, Henry JACKSON CENTER — Cedarville High School. employed by Universal Jackson Center High School and Martha, are played by Technology Corp. at He earned a Bachelor Drama Club will present Walter Ostermeyer and of Scince in mechanical Wright Patterson Air “Dracula” Saturday at 7 p.m. Sierra Rotroff. Katie Braun engineering from Wright Force Base as a mechani- and Sunday at 2 p.m. plays their bumbling maid, State University in 2010 cal engineer. Admission is $3 for stu- Charlene. Seth Regula plays dents and $4 for adults. Dr. Peter Seward. His most Count Dracula is played interesting patient is an by Dalton Faulder. His love’s insectivore named Renfield, interest, Lucy Westen, is brothers of the brideArielle Haynes. Her fiance, played by Dave Braun. Clay groom, served as ushers. Jonathan Harker, is played Wagner plays Abraham Van The bride’s mother by Josh Krogman. Mina, Helsing Dracula’s brides are played wore a Ralph Lauren, Lucy’s best friend, is played by Alexis Dearwester, Abby purple, sleeveless, cockby Michaela Lenninger. tail dress with sequins Nash, McKenzie Blair, Krogman also doubles as and a lace overlay. She Jonathan’s twin, Arthur, LeAnn Kennedy and Shaiya wore soft yellow roses Martinez. who is Mina’s fiance. and plum caspia on a beaded bracelet. The mother of the bridegroom wore a champagne - colored, sleeveless, cocktail dress with sequin accents. She wore soft yellow roses and plum caspia on a Mr. and Mrs. Ostendorf beaded bracelet. A reception at the Palazzo in Botkins fol- School in 2009 and lowed the ceremony. It earned her Bachelor of included a dinner buf- Science from Otterbein fet, music by Tony and University in 2012, Tambra Brown, and cup- majoring in speech and cakes made by the bride. hearing sciences with a The couple honminor in psychology and eymooned at Disney World and Universal language culture of the Studios, and stayed at deaf community. The bridegroom is a Port Orleans Disney Resort. They reside in sixth-grade teacher at Columbus. Columbus Preparatory The two went to ele- Academy in Columbus. mentary school together He graduated from and became friends in Sidney High School in high school. They were high school sweethearts. 2009. He earned his Jennie Sanford, of Sidney, has won a cookbook in a Sidney Daily The bride is a stu- Bachelor of Science in News drawing. She submitted recipes for inclusion in the 2013 dent pursuing her mas- middle childhood eduHarvest Holiday Cookbook, which will be available Nov. 23. ter’s degree. She gradu- cation from Otterbein ated from Sidney High University in 2013.

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Roby, Ostendorf exchange vows Kristen Michele Roby and Randy Alan Ostendorf, both of Sidney, were joined in marriage in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony July 20, 2013, at Sidney First Church of God. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Denise Roby, of Sidney, and granddaughter of Dennis and Karen Helman, of Sidney, and Lewis and Judy Poe, of Tipp City. The bridegroom is the son of Charles Ostendorf and Valerie Steele, both of Sidney. He is the grandson of Darrell and Dorothy Roberts, Linda Ostendorf, and Robert Ostendorf, all of Sidney. Pastor Vern Allison performed the ceremony. Joel Wildermuth was the musician, and Morgan Cruz, cousin of the bride, was vocalist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Casablanca satin, strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline in a fit-and-flare, A-line silhouette, embellished with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and rhinestones, with satin buttons down the back. She carried a bouquet

of white casablanca lilies, soft yellow Isabela roses, plum caspia and tree fern. B r i tt a n y Beuter served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hilary Davis, cousin of the bride, Moriah Heintzelman, Sarah Hubbard and Jennifer Roby, sister-in-law of the bride. Flower girls were Jaeda Members, cousin of the bride, and Hannah Ostendorf, niece of the bridegroom. The bridal attendants wore eggplant-colored satin, strapless, cocktail dresses with sweetheart necklines, pleated surplice bodices, and A-line skirts with front pockets. They carried bouquets of white casablanca lilies, soft yellow Isabela roses, plum caspia and tree fern. Bruce Ostendorf served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Brad Ostendorf, brother of the bridegroom, John Brown, Kyle Doak and Derek Roby, brother of the bride. Jarrod Tucker and Matthew Ostendorf,

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Cecil, Roberts wed Kate E. Cecil, of Sidney, and Kevin A. Roberts, of Portage, were married June 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Piqua The bride is the daughter of Daren and Angie Cecil, of Sidney. The bridegroom is the son of Linda Roberts, of Pemberville, and the late Marvin Roberts. The Rev. Tom Bolte

performed the ceremony. The matron of honor was Maria Wysong. Bridesmaids we re Kathy Roberts and Jen Vanscoder. The best man was Nick Sattler. Groomsmen were Zach Cecil and Keith Roberts. Bryan Wysong and Logan McKinney were ushers. The reception at Vandemark Farm in Sidney followed the cer-

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Reds pick Price to replace Dusty CINCINNATI (AP) — Pitching coach Bryan Price was first on the Reds’ list of manager candidates. Three hours of answering every question tossed his way ended their search rather quickly. After one interview, it was over. The Reds stayed inhouse for their next manager, giving Price a three-year deal Tuesday that came with expectations that he’ll take them deep into the playoffs right away. “Bryan is exceptional,” owner Bob Castellini said. “We’ve been fortunate to be with him long enough to know how exceptional he is. “I can’t tell you how well this has fit in for us. We did not have to go out and do a search,” he said. “We had the person we felt could take this team deep into the postseason and then some.” Dusty Baker led the Reds to three 90-win seasons and three playoff appearances in the last four years, their best stretch of success since Sparky Anderson managed the Big Red Machine in the 1970s. But Cincinnati got knocked out in the first

round of the postseason each time. The Reds fired Baker with a year left on his two-year deal after a finalweek fade that included an implosion by the pitching staff. Cincinnati lost its last six games, including a 6-2 defeat at PNC Park in the wild-card playoff against the Pirates. General manager Walt Jocketty said the closing slump was a major factor in the decision to make a change. Jocketty considered two in-house candidates: Price and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman. Price got the first interview and impressed everyone so much that Jocketty didn’t interview anyone else. “I was convinced that Bryan was our guy just because of the past association we’ve had with him,” Jocketty said. “I think that to bring other people in just for the process of going through an interview — to me, I wouldn’t want that.” The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any

level. He interviewed for the Marlins’ job last year, which got him thinking that he’d like to be a manager some day. Given his four successful seasons in Cincinnati, he wanted to stay if possible. “It’s a team that’s capable of doing even more,” Price said. “I think we certainly should talk very optimistically about the three playoff appearances in the last four years, which were maybe somewhat discredited because we hadn’t gotten past the first round. “Considering the 15 years prior, it was definitely a huge step in the right direction,” Price added. “But we all have expec- Bryan Price smiles after being named manager of the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday at a news conference in Cincinnati. Price, who had been the National League baseball team’s pitching coach, was signed to tations of getting beyond a three year contract. that.” Jocketty hired him Series against Boston on lined by back problems in rience at closing games. to replace Dick Pole in Wednesday. The Pirates September. Ace Johnny The offense struggled Cincinnati, where he passed the Reds for sec- Cueto missed most of the last season with no conhelped the Reds’ staff develop into one of the ond place and home-field season with shoulder prob- sistent right-handed hitter. Cleanup hitter Ryan NL’s best during his four advantage for the wild- lems. The Reds have to decide Ludwick tore cartilage in seasons working with card playoff during the whether to keep left-handBaker. Now, Jocketty has final week of the season. his right shoulder on a er Aroldis Chapman as The pitching staff will several important lineup slide on opening day and decisions to make to try to have some changes, with their closer or move him missed most of the season. keep the Reds competitive starter Bronson Arroyo into a starting role. Price Joey Votto and leadoff in the NL Central, which eligible for free agency. would have preferred makhitter Shin-Soo Choo led sent three teams to the Left-hander Tony Cingrani ing him a starter. If he gets the NL in on-base percentmade his debut last season moved into the rotation, playoffs. age, but Choo is a free Division champion St. and showed he could win the Reds don’t have anyLouis opens the World in the majors, but was side- one with appreciable expe- agent.

Lehman edges East in sectional finals, 1-0 FAIRBORN — Lehman and Miami East battled to the end Monday night before the Lady Cavs, the No. 1 seed and the No. 2-ranked team in Ohio, came away with a 1-0 victory in the Division III Sectional finals here. The win puts the Lady Cavs at 15-1-1 on the year and in the district finals Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Bellbroook against Bethel, with the winner advancing to the regional tournament starting Oct. 29. The win avenged Lehman’s only loss of the season by a 2-1 score back on Sept. 24. And it was the third year in a row that the two teams have played in the sectional championship. Lehman coach Tony Schroeder said the two teams are quite familiar with each other. “We know each other well,” he said. “They have 11 seniors and we have nine so there are a lot of very good soccer players out there. They got us 2-0 two years ago (in the sectional) and we got them 2-0 last year. So we knew what kind of game it was going to be.” And with two of the top defenses and keepers in the area in Lehman’s Grace Frantz and Miami East’s Kelly Rindler, it was no surprise it came down to one goal. Despite limiting East to two shots in the opening half, Lehman went to the break scoreless thanks

Lady Jackets come close to big upset in sectional No. 2 seed Centerville scores with :12 left in the game to beat Sidney 2-1

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Marla Schroeder (right) of Lehman and Miami East’s Emily Holicki battle for the ball in sectional final action at Fairborn Monday in girls soccer action.

to some close misses and nice saves by Rindler. “The game didn’t go the way we expected,” said Schroeder. “Miami East does a great job of keeping us from playing our game. You are always worried. (East’s) Emily Holicki is very good at getting shots off thru balls, but Jordi Emrick and Karly Baird did a great job tonight.” It took almost 64 minutes to produce the game’s only goal. Madeline Franklin sent a ball down the right sideline and Ashley Keller was able to win the race to the ball. Rindler was in perfect position, but Keller hit a

rocket. On a cold night with a slick ball, Rindler wasn’t quite able to secure it.” Schroeder was relieved to get the goal. “Madeline had a number of great balls tonight,” he said. “There were a couple we just had to get a head on and weren’t able to do it. Ashley has had some big goals for us this year.” Lehman finished the game with four corner kicks and 16 shots to East’s six shots and no corners. Frantz had five saves and Rindler eight. Miami East finishes with a 13-2-2 record.

CLAYTON — The Sidney girls soccer team forced No. 2 seed Centerville to come from behind late in the second half in order to advance in the Division I Sectional Tournament Monday night in action at Northmont High School. In the end, the 8thseeded Lady Jackets lost 2-1 in the sectional finals to end their season, but they led the highly-touted Lady Elks 1-0 up to eight minutes remaining in the game. Sidney ends the year 9-5-5. Centerville moves on to the district finals with a 13-2-3 record. “We knew Centerville was going to be tough with their athleticism and skill,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “Our goal was to play hard and not let them capitalize on simple mistakes we would make. We fought defensively almost the whole game and were able to get a few runs forward offensively.” With about 20 minutes remaining in the first half Morgan Knasel sent a ball through to Emily Wiesenmayer for the only goal of the game for the Lady Jackets, and a 1-0 lead.

“It was a great shot by Emily, one of the best I’ve seen all season,” said Goffena. “I told her that may just be the goal of her career, and she’s only a freshman. “I think we stunned Centerville a little bit,” she added. “I don’t believe they were expecting to be down in the game. We were able to finish off the half with the 1-0 lead, but not without extreme pressure from Centerville to get the tie. They had a few go off the crossbar, and a few rebounds go over the net. But we stayed strong defensively and continued to play hard.” She said the second half was much the same, with the Lady Elks constantly applying pressure and her team just trying to clear the ball out and get some type of offensive run. “I knew defensively we were struggling to match their offensive attack as we got closer to the end of the game,” Goffena said. “The game-tying goal didn’t come until just eight minutes remained in the game off a corner kick. “I think mentally this

Russia, Loramie in district finals TROY — The Russia girls became the third Shelby County League school to advance to the district volleyball finals, beating Mechanicsburg Tuesday 25-21, 25-13, 25-18 in sectional final action at Troy High School. Russia is now matched up against County rival Jackson Center Saturday in the district finals at Troy at 2:30. Kylie Wilson led Russia with 11 kills, Camille Puthoff had seven kills and 11 digs, Claire Sherman and Maggie Kearns had six kills each and Taylor Daniel 31 assists.

Russia is now 18-7. NK in finals VAN WERT — The New Knoxville girls continued their winning ways in postseason play Tuesday, dominating Ada in the Division IV District semifinals at Van Wert High School 25-13, 25-14, 25-16. The win puts the now 17-8 Lady Rangers in the district championship Thursday at 7 p.m. against defending state champion and top-ranked Marion Local, which beat Lima Temple Christian in Tuesday’s second semifinal,

25-11, 25-7, 25-12. Haley Horstman led Knoxville, finishing with six kills, 13 digs and 14 assists. Madison Lammers had seven kills and 14 digs, and Rachel Leffel also had seven kills. Jenna Schwieterman added six kills. Meg Reineke had five aces, Kalyn Schroer had 43 digs, and Abby Rohrbach 13 digs. Reineke and Kenzie Schroer added four kills apiece. Monday Loramie advances TIPP CITY — Fort Loramie

upped its record to 21-4 with an easy win over Bradford Monday in D-IV Sectional final action at Tipp City. The Lady Redskins advance to a meeting with Fayetteville Saturday at 4 p.m. at Troy High School. The scores Monday were 25-7, 25-13, 25-5. Ashley Pleiman had eight kills, Kelly Turner five and Amy Holthaus four. Sara Maurer served six aces and Darian Rose five, and Julie Hoying handed out 22 assists.

hurt us a little because the girls were so close to pulling off the upset,” said Goffena. “But we wanted to finish regulation with a tie if possible. But once they scored, they had new life and were attacking with several players forward and we couldn’t keep up.” Centerville got the winning goal with just :12 remaining in the game, beating an outside defender and getting the ball in front of the goal, from where the Lady Elks converted. “I feel bad for the girls because they worked so hard and continued to fight against a very strong Centerville attack for 70 minutes of the game,” said Goffena. “I’m proud of our fight and effort tonight playing with several injured or sick players. My defense and goalkeeper played the full 80 minutes and were able to do some fantastic things to keep us in the game. Lindsey (Sturwold, keeper) came up with some big saves for us and Kaitlyn Davis was able to dominate in clearing the ball in the back.”

Lehman, Botkins both shut out Lehman and Botkins both bowed out of postseason soccer play Tuesday night in Division III Sectional final action. Lehman lost 3-0 to No. 4 seed Greeneview in action at Bellbrook. And B otkins was blanked 6-0 by N0. 2 seed Yellow Springs in action at Franklin.


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Lehman and Loramie could meet in 1st round Ken Barhorst and Dave Ross From a practical rather than absolute mathematical standpoint, the eight qualifiers for playoff berths in Division VII Region 26 have been identified and the top four are set to stay in that sector to host an opening round game on the second Saturday of November. Last week both Triad and Covington were already locks and were joined this week by Marion Local and Lehman. Unbeaten Marion cemented its position with an impressive 47-14 domination of Coldwater. That’s quite an accomplishment when you’re missing your Pitt-bound starting quarterback. The Flyers owned every phase of the game en route to a 33-7 halftime lead. Based on that game alone, it’s easy to see Marion Local running the table toward a seventh state football crown, which would three in a row. Quarterback Adam Bertke could return early in the playoffs. As expected Lehman had no trouble with Ridgemont (2-6) 61-6 and will also win its final two over Waynesfield (2-6) and Upper Scioto Valley (3-5). The Cavaliers now enjoy a solid margin over Bainbridge Paint Valley for the final host slot as BPV lost its third outing of the season. Fort Loramie will also not lose again and will gain decent computer points with wins over Lima Perry (3-5) and Riverside (4-4). The net result could be that Loramie would rise to fifth and visit Lehman in the first round of the playoffs. Loramie has no opportunity to crack

the top four and host a playoff opener. The other two who will be in the Region 26 bracket are Portsmouth Notre Dame and Cedarville. Geographically it’s a big region. For instance, Marion Local to Portsmouth is about 185 miles. Big move by Minster Minster continued to win with a 35-13 verdict over Fort Recovery (3-5) and moved up four spots to ninth. Though the Wildcats still need help, their task is now well defined and it begins with closing wins over Versailles (3-5) and Delphos St. John’s (4-4). Then they won’t be worrying about anyone jumping over them. It also appears that the top seven in Division VI Region 22 are set, meaning that the Cats’ only hope is to keep winning and swap places with No. 8 TriCounty North, which has a pair of big point opponents remaining in Twin Valley South (5-3) and National Trail (7-1). If TCN loses both, Minster gets in. If TCN splits it should be tight either way. If TCN wins both, Minster can’t crack the top eight. Even if the Wildcats finish 7-3 they won’t own a victory over a team with a winning record. That makes it hard to accumulate second level computer points. Sidney turf project Will Thursday night be the final time that Sidney Memorial Stadium’s grass field is painted and lined for regular season games? The Sidney Vespa-QB Club’s drive to raise $600,000 to install artificial turf will provide an update in these pages

Extra points on Friday of this week as both local teams host games at SMS this weekend. Sidney (4-4) has Trotwood (5-2) on Friday and Lehman meets Waynesfield on Saturday. The Vespa-QB Turf Committee also includes some Lehman constituents, which reflects the community effort to build the facility a decade ago. An earlier announcement indicated that a contract must be signed by year’s end to ensure installation in advance of SHS graduation in late May. Speaking of paint, each time a field is fully painted, that duty includes 320 hash marks (four sets of 80, one on each sideline along with two interior). Family first Hudson High School football coach Ron Wright has his team 8-0 and on top of the Region 1 computer rankings in Division I. And this week, his team plays 7-1 Mentor in what the Cleveland Plain Dealer referred to as a “blockbuster game.” But Wright probably won’t be there until the second quarter because of a promise he made to his son over the summer. Son Kyle is a senior kicker, punter and defensive back at Stow High School, and Friday night is Parent’s Night Stow. So Wright, who promised his son he would be there to walk him across the field, will drive to Stow for the 7 p.m. pre-game ceremony, then drive two miles to the Kent State Airport for a 47-mile flight to Lost Nation Airport in Willoughby.

Then, he will drive four miles from the airport to Mentor High School, hoping to arrive during the second quarter. Mentor is ranked fourth in the state and Hudson fifth. Stow is also 7-1 and eighth in the same region, meaning if the rankings remain the way they are now, Stow and Hudson would play in the first round. A new Bethel? Back in 1974 the Bethel Bees gained national attention by going 0-10 and being outscored 544-0 as a member of the Three Rivers Conference with Lehman, Versailles, and others. Here in 2013 there’s a team from the Findlay area that has been outscored 427-27 with two weeks to play. Vanlue will be 0-9 after hosting Riverside on Friday as the Pirates accumulate more computer points for Lehman and Fort Loramie. In the upper three grades Vanlue has 30 boys among 64 total students according to the OHSAA. It’s the smallest school in the state to have football. A typical Vanlue football team has less than 20 players in the top four grades. How do you practice with that number? Ironically, Vanlue is on probation this school year for using an ineligible player in what had been its only win of 2012. Nearly a ton The Grant High School football team of Sacramento, Calif., has an offensive line that totals 1,560 pounds, an average of 312 pounds, which is bigger than the O-lines at UCLA, USC and Stanford, and just shy of the NFL’s Raiders and 49ers.

Left guard Shawn Matautia is 6-4, 400, left tackle Darrin Paulo is 6-6, 320, right tackle Soape Tupou is 6-4, 300, center Errick Dennis is 6-3, 300, and right guard Charles Bell is 5-11, 240. There are five more linemen on the team weighing more than 250, including one at 395. Coach charged with bullying A Texas parent has alleged bullying by a high school coach of a team that won 91-0 last week. A c c o rd i n g to Associated Press, Texas

high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground game, and allowed the clock to run continuously after halftime. But his team still won 91-0. The win by unbeaten Aledo High School in suburban Fort Worth, has forced an investigation after a parent from the opposing team filed a bullying complaint. The complaint must be investigated under state law. The opposing coach, by the way, does not agree with the bullying allegation.

Schools selling football tickets Sidney High School is selling tickets for Friday’s home football game against Trotwood. The tickets will be sold at Ernst Sporting Goods and Lochards from now until 4:30 Friday, and at the high school athletic office until 3 p.m. Friday. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students and all tickets at the gate will be $7.

Minster Minster High School will be selling tickets for Friday’s home football game against Versailles. The tickets will be sold Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. at the elementary school and from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the high school. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students and all tickets at the gate will be $6.

Team Atlantis volleyball tryouts next two Sundays Team Atlantis Volleyball Club will be holding tryouts this Sunday and next Sunday (Nov. 3) for 10-to-14-year-olds. Tryouts will be held at Lehman High School according to the following schedule: 8:30-10:30 a.m. — 10, 11, 12-year-olds 10:30-noon — 13-year-olds (7th graders) 12:30-2 p.m. — 14-year-olds (8th graders)

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports TONIGHT Boys soccer D-III Sectional final Lehman vs. Greeneview at Bellbrook, 7 p.m. —— THURSDAY Volleyball Division IV district finals At Van Wert New Knoxville-Ada winner vs. Marion Local-Lima Temple winner, 7 p.m. Girls soccer Division III District Lehman-Miami East winner vs. Dayton Christian-Bethel winner, 7 p.m. —— FRIDAY Football Trotwood at Sidney Marion Local at Anna Fort Loramie at Lima Perry Versailles at Minster Delphos St. John’s at New Bremen Riverside at Vanlue —— SATURDAY Football Waynesfield at Lehman (Sidney) Volleyball Tipp City D-III District Versailles vs. Roger Bacon, 4 p.m. Troy D-IV District Russia vs. Jackson Center, 6 p.m. Fort Loramie vs. Fayetteville, 7:30 Lehman vs. Springfield Catholic, 9 p.m. Cross country Regional meet At Troy 11 a.m.: D-III girls 11:45: D-II girls

12:30: D-I girls 1:30: D-III boys 2:15: D-II boys 3:00: D-I boys At Tiffin 11 a.m.: D-III girls 11:45: D-II girls 12:30: D-I girls 1:30: D-III boys 2:15: D-II boys 3:00: D-I boys

BASEBALL World Series Postseason Baseball Glance The Associated Press WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox St. Louis vs. Boston Wednesday, Oct. 23: St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 8:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27: Boston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 28: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.

FOOTBALL High school rankings AP Ohio High School Football Poll List COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the

sixth weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cincinnati Moeller (19) . . . 8-0 265 227 2, Cincinnati Colerain (4). . . . 8-0 3, Austintown-Fitch (3). . . . . . 8-0 197 4, Canton Mckinley. . . . . . . . . 8-0 143 5, Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 139 6, Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . . . 8-0 138 7, Lakewood St. Edward (1) . . 6-1 130 8, Pickerington North (1) . . . . 8-0 101 9, Mentor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 68 10, Cleveland St. Ignatius . . . 5-3 65 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, West Chester Lakota West 16. 12, Huber Heights Wayne 14. DIVISION II 1, New Albany (10) . . . . . . . . . 8-0 231 226 2, Loveland (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 3, Zanesville (5). . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 209 4, Avon (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 184 5, Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 141 6, Cleveland Glenville (3). . . . 7-1 126 7, Massillon Washington (1). . 7-1 119 8, Medina Highland . . . . . . . . 8-0 104 9, Macedonia Nordonia. . . . . . 8-0 85 10, Cincinnati Winton Woods. 6-2 36 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Willoughby South 16. 12, Cincinnati Northwest 13. DIVISION III 1, AkronSt.Vincent-St.Mary(17) 8-0 262 245 2, Toledo Central Catholic (8) 8-0 3, Hubbard (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 181 4, Sandusky Perkins. . . . . . . . 8-0 158 5, Athens (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 149 6, Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 91 7, Chillicothe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 64 8, Poland Seminary . . . . . . . . 7-1 48 9, New Philadelphia . . . . . . . . 7-1 42 10, Columbus Marion-Franklin. 7-1 37 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Clyde 31. 12, Springfield Shawnee 30. 13, Trotwood-Madison 26. 14,

Louisville 23. 14, Aurora 23. 16, Norwalk 22. 16, Tiffin Columbian 22. 18, Wapakoneta 17. 18, Tipp City 17. 20, Franklin 16. DIVISION IV 1, Kenton (19) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 268 2, Bryan (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 235 3, Genoa Area (2) . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 215 4, Caledonia River Valley (3) . 8-0 155 5, Clinton-Massie (1) . . . . . . . 7-1 147 6, Archbishop Alter. . . . . . . . . 7-1 133 7, Urbana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 121 8, Wauseon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 73 9, Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 32 10, Newark Licking Valley . . . 7-1 25 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Germantown Valley View 23. 12, Philo 20. 13, Galion 18. 14, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 14. 15, Steubenville 12. DIVISION V 1, Wheelersburg (21). . . . . . . . 8-0 261 2, Cin. Hills Christian Aca. (1)8-0 203 3, Findlay Liberty-Benton (3) 7-0 198 4, Loudonville (1) . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 158 5, Columbia (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 149 6, Columbus Hartley (1). . . . . 7-1 106 7, St. Clairsville . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 103 8, Coldwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 92 9, Martins Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 68 59 10, Akron Manchester . . . . . . 7-1 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Hamilton Badin 29. 12, West Salem Northwestern 23. 13, West Jefferson 21. 14, Richwood North Union 16. 15, Pemberville Eastwood 15. DIVISION VI 1, Kirtland (21) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 269 2, Columbus Bishop Ready (5)8-0 232 3, Canfield S. Range (1) . . . . . 8-0 161 4, Delphos Jefferson (1) . . . . . 8-0 160 5, Cleveland Villa Angela-SJ . 8-0 141 6, Lucasville Valley. . . . . . . . . 8-0 117 7, Mogadore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 101 101 (tie) Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 9, Haviland Wayne Trace . . . . 7-1 61 10, Defiance Tinora. . . . . . . . . 7-1 52

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cincinnati Country Day 48. 12, Newark Catholic 31. 13, Casstown Miami East 14. DIVISION VII 1, Marion Local (23) . . . . . . . . 8-0 265 2, Berlin Center W. Reserve (1). 8-0 198 3, Shadyside (1). . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 187 4, Glouster Trimble (1) . . . . . . 8-0 176 5, North Lewisburg Triad (1) . 8-0 150 6, Covington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 149 141 7, Steubenville Catholic . . . . . 8-0 8, McComb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 69 9, Wellsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 55 10, Norwalk St. Paul. . . . . . . . 7-1 49 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Sidney Lehman 13. 12, Leipsic 12.

Computer rankings High school football This week’s computer rankings Region 22 — 1. Cin. Country Day (8-0) 12.6749, 2. Miami East (7-1) 12.65, 3. Williamsburg (6-2) 11.4, 4. West LibertySalem (7-1) 10.7375, 5. New Paris National Trail (7-1) 10.0421, 6. Cin. Summit Country Day (6-2) 9.8157, 7. Mechanicsburg (62) 9.6, 8. Tri-County North (6-2) 8.7375, 9. MINSTER (5-3) 6.5375, 10. FayettevillePerry (6-2) 6.3487, 11. Arcanum (4-4) 6.0375, 12. London Madison Plains (3-5) 5.3625. Also — 14. Anna 5.1250; 17. Versailles 3.70 Region 26 — 1. Triad (8-0) 16.6875, 2. MARION LOCAL (8-0) 16.3375, 3. Covington (8-0) 14.4375, 4. SIDNEY LEHMAN CATH. (7-1) 12.7064, 5. Bainbridge Paint Valley (6-2) 10.875, 6. FORT LORAMIE (6-2) 9.7822, 7. Portsmouth Notre Dame (6-2) 8.4125, 8. Cedarville (53) 8.1875, 9. Cin. Riverview East Acad. (44) 4.9375, 10. Fairfield Cin. Christian (4-4) 4.9311, 11. Manchester (5-3) 4.8625, 12. DEGRAFF RIVERSIDE (4-4) 4.2753

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Halloween is more enjoyable when safety is part of the holiday.

Halloween is a time for people young and old to enjoy a little mischief and mayhem. To make the holiday even more enjoyable, celebrants can heed a few tips to make Halloween as safe as it is pleasurable. 1. Use face paints instead of masks that obscure vision. 2. Wear reflective tape on costumes of dark colors for trick-ortreating at night. 3. LED lights or glow sticks are a safer alternative to lit candles. Some lights even flicker to offer the appeal of candles.

4. Trick-or-treat in a group; never alone. 5. Take a planned route and don’t wander off the path. 6. Be sure costumes are not tripping hazards. 7. Costume on young children should be age-appropriate and free of hazards, such as strings that can strangle or small parts that can choke. 8. Stick to trick-or-treating in trusted neighborhoods. 9. Be extra-cautious of cars when walking at night.





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First snow possible High: 50 Low: 35

High: 52 Low: 35

A cold front has ushered in much cooler weather, which will be with us for the rest of the week. We got a brief visit from high pressure Tuesday, bringing dry conditions and Brian Davis some sunshine. However, another system quickly moved in Tuesday evening, bringing showers, and it could even bring us our first snowflakes of the season. Freezing temperatures are expected later in the week as our growing season winds down.

High: 52 Low: 35

Regional Almanac Temperature Friday high.......................................64 Friday low.........................................41 Saturday high..................................50 Saturday low................................... 37 Sunday high....................................62 Sunday low...................................... 37

Monday high...................................66 Monday low.....................................32 Precipitation Friday............................................ 0.21 Saturday........................................0.11 Sunday.........................................none

Monday ....................................... 0.08 Month to date..............................2.86 Year to date ............................... 23.18 Sunrise/Sunset Wednesday sunset............. 6:45 p.m. Thursday sunrise.................7:57 a.m. Thursday sunset.................6:44 p.m.

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doing. He stopped after I told him I was uncomfortable with it. Now he has started up again, offering support because my mother passed away recently. I am honestly not sure whether he’s trying to be a good friend or if he’s looking for something more, and that scares me. I don’t want to start trouble between my friend and her husband, especially because they seem so happy together. Any ideas on how to handle this? — UNSETTLED IN OHIO DEAR UNSETTLED: Yes. Your friend’s husband may be a genuinely sympathetic person — or he could be trying to take advantage of you while you’re emotionally vulnerable. Listen to your gut. Tell him you appreciate his thoughtfulness, but you already have a support system in place and are receiving all of the emotional support you need. DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old cousin died in 2010, and I’m still hurting. I have tried to get over it,

but we were really close. When I walk the halls at school, I hear people say bad things about him. When I bring his name up, no one has anything good to say about him. It seems like they don’t really care that he was my cousin and I loved him. How can I ask these people not to say bad things about him? — HURTING IN INDIANA DEAR HURTING: Because people forget that the young man who died was your relative, feel free to remind them. All you need to say is: “You know, he was my cousin and we were close. I still miss him, and I wish you wouldn’t say things like that about him when I’m around.” Losing a relative at any age is hard, but when the person is young, it can be even harder. Because you are still hurting and it has been three years, consider talking about this with a school counselor or joining a grief support group. Your clergyperson can help you locate one.

100 years Oct. 23, 1913 F.X. Lauterbur and Co. have disposed of their garage equipment to Charles W. MxClure and Walter E. Bookey. The new firm will be known as McClure and Bookey and will be located at the corner of Fair avenue and water street in the building formerly occupied by the Metal products Co. F.X. Lauterbur and Co. will continue the sale of cars and also remain in the threshing machinery business. Their further plans will be announced shortly. ––––– On October 23, 1886, twenty-seven years ago today, the Peoples Savings and Loan Association opened its office and books for business. The beginning was small, for at the close of the first day’s business, the company had assets of but $1,383.50. Today the assets amount to almost $1, 600,000. ––––– The Alpine Camp Fire girls will give Halloween Frolics, and entertainment for children, at the Union hall over the DeWeese Dry Goods Store, Saturday afternoon. 75 years Oct. 23, 1938 Greetings are being extended this week to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer D. Kiser on the occasion of the observance on their golden wedding anniversary . The occasion was celebrated at a family dinner party Sunday evening, at which there were four generations present, three of them associated with the bridegroom of half a century in his place of business, The Kiser Meat Market. ––––– Miss Lucile Hemmert has accepted a position as a beauty operator with the Nu-Mode beauty shop on Poplar street beginning her association with that shop this week. Miss Hemmert is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hemmert, of 820 Crescent drive, residents of Botkins until a few months ago. ––––– Election as president of the American Lutheran church for a term of six years came as a birthday present for Dr. Emmanuel Poppen , of Columbus. Dr. Poppen was formerly pastor of the St. Johns Lutheran church in Sidney and is well known here. 50 years Oct. 23, 1963 Ricki Short of Anna was honored as “Teenager of the month”, at the luncheon meeting Tuesday at the Sidney Optimist Club in Hotel Wagner. Ricki, 16 son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Short, R.R.2, and a senior in Anna High School, is president

of his class, president of the local chapter of the National Honor Society, and attended Buckeye Boy’s State. He is active also in the St. Jacob Lutheran Church as president of the Luther League, and as president of the District Luther leagues. ––––– The Journalism Department of Evansville College has announced the appointment of James Schneider to Campus Editor of the “ Evansville College Crescent. He is a 1962 graduate of Sidney high school and is majoring in journalism at Evansville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Schneider of 207 S. Vandemark road. ––––– BLUFFTON — Clarence Pfaadt of Anna was one of the soloists for a melody by the Choraliers in the special musical program. “Blowin in the Wind”, on Monday Oct 21 at Bluffton College. The program was co-presented by the Choraliers and the College Band. 25 years Oct. 23, 1988 A small but enthusiastic crowd got to watch and cheer for a scrappy bunch of Sidney Spikers as they came from behind to down Tecumseh and claim a share of the Greater Miami Valley Conference girls volleyball title Thursday night at Sidney High School. Sidney won the opening game 15-8, lost the second game 15-12 and then rallied from an 11-5 deficit in game three to win the match with a 15-12 thriller. Coupled with Piqua’s win over Troy, both teams finished GMVC play with identical 12-2 marks. ––––– A Sidney High school graduate has been nominated for publication in the Who’s Who in American Women. Kimberlee Collins of Toledo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collins formerly of Sidney, recently received the distinction . She is the owner of Collins Reporting Service, Inc. The firm has nine court reporters subcontracts for videotape equipment for electronic recording of court proceedings. She has owned the business for six years. Ms. Collins is active in the National Shorthand Association. –––––

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Brothers’ business dispute causes court battle A civil suit was filed in Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently after a business dispute between brothers turned ugly. The suit was filed at the end of August on behalf of Albert Freytag Inc. (AFI) and J&B Land Company Ltd., both located at 2233 State Route 362, Minster, and Joseph R. Freytag, 02924 Township Road 61, Minster, against his brother and business partner William Freytag, 17015 Sidney Freyburg Road, Botkins. The brothers were each 50-percent shareholders

in AFI and were members of J&B, a limited liability company. AFI operates a steel-fabricating business and masonry business, and according to the case, the two lines have been run as two separate businesses, with Joe Freytag running the steelfabricating business and Bill Freytag running the masonry business. J&B is a company that owns real estate. The suit alleges that Bill is trying to “destroy” AFI and J&B, continuing a dispute that began when Joe approached his brother and proposed

STOCK MARKET Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Alcoa Inc...............9.38 +0.78 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..52.04 -0.38 BP PLC ADR......43.60 +0.03 Citigroup ............50.74 -0.29 Emerson Elec. ....66.39 +0.45 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......12.86 -0.02 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...29.40 +0.31 Honda Motor .....40.55 +0.08 Ill. Toolworks .....78.02 +0.46 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.......6.54 +0.12 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase53.80 -0.47 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........42.69 +0.44 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................8.02 +0.03

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........75.52 +0.61 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.95.06 +0.47 Radio Shack .........2.89 -0.63 Sherwin-Wllms 186.39 +3.18 Sprint ...................6.35 0 Thor Industries..59.76 +1.22 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.69.74 +0.83 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......38.09 +0.03 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......58.67 +0.29 Walmart Stores .76.33 +1.18 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..8.60 -0.04 YUM! Brands.....67.07 +0.22 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........58.21 -0.14 Fifth Third ........19.34 +0.12 Peoples Bank .......9.50 0

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: 15,467.66 Change: +75.46 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott, DiAnne Karas and Andrew Stewart, registered investment advisers.)

dividing the business interests, citing conflicting management issues. On Aug. 20, the brothers sat down with counsel to discuss business restructuring and separation. According to the suit, the brothers disagreed on the proposed arrangement, and on Aug. 27, Bill reportedly entered the AFI office and destroyed the office, removing computers, a server and backups. The suit claims he destroyed the fax machine , office furniture, dumped files, flipped over desks and removed an exterior door.

Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and contacted Bill Freytag, who reportedly admitted that he was responsible for the damage and was unilaterally shutting down the business. Because of the damaged and missing equipment, the company’s operations were effectively “paralyzed” by William Freytag’s actions, according to the suit. The suit states that William’s actions “are part of a series and pattern of irrational acts that indicate Defendant has

become unstable and is intent on destroying AFI and J&B.” The suit alleges incidents including backfilling another subcontractor’s trenches at a job site, taking a company forklift and flipping three trailers at a job site, intentionally damaging his companyowned truck, and damaging building materials on a job site. The civil suit also claims William Freytag threatened a tenant and her teenage son, reportedly saying he would “bulldoze the house and set it on fire.” Some time

Vectren touts furnace check DAYTON — As colder weather draws near, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) reminds customers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates one in four furnaces has been in operation for 20 years or more and may not be performing at peak efficiency. Other than simply looking at the age of the furnace, it is important to have a trained professional evaluate its performance to ensure it’s operating safely and efficiently. “It’s easy to forget to regularly check your fur-

nace — given most units are housed in basements or garages,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “It is important that a qualified heating contractor performs a regular maintenance check in order to ensure it is working properly. In fact, an annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10 percent on heating costs. “ During regular furnace maintenance checks, the technician can calculate the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This will indicate how much of the energy used by the furnace is actually generat-

ing heat to be circulated throughout the home or business and how much heat is escaping through chimneys, windows, doorways, etc. If the levels are dipping below the 80 percent range, repairs or replacement might be in order. The higher the AFUE, the lower the energy bills will be each month. If it is determined that a new furnace is necessary, Vectren offers a $200 rebate toward the purchase of a 95 percent AFUE or higher natural gas furnace. A list of qualifying appliances and rebate forms are available through Vectren’s Conservation Connection on

Ohio home sales increase The number of homes sold across Ohio increased 18.9 percent in September, as the market posted year-over-year gains in activity for the 27th consecutive month, according to the Ohio Association of Realtors. “The Ohio housing market has taken another step forward in its continuing effort to overcome the economic challenges that shook the very foundation of the American Dream a few years ago,” said OAR President Thomas J. Williams. “The fact that we now posted 27 straight months of yearover-year sales gains – our longest stretch of uninterrupted in 16 years of tracking Ohio’s sales activity — is

Apple promotes new Macs, iPads Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke AP Technology Writers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup in hopes of reclaiming lost ground in the tablet market and slashing the prices of its Mac computers to intensify the pressure on the beleaguered makers of PCs running Microsoft’s Windows. Tuesday’s unveiling of Apple’s latest products primes the company for a holiday shopping season onslaught aimed at a list of rivals that includes Google Inc., Samsung Electronics, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. A thinner, lighter and faster-running tablet computer called the iPad Air highlighted the event in San Francisco. Apple Inc. also showed off a soupedup iPad Mini that boasts a faster microprocessor, a high-definition display screen and a higher price than its predecessor. The iPad upgrades, coming a year after the release of the tablet’s previous generation, fell largely in line with analyst expectations.

after that threat, on July 8, according to a police report attached to the civil suit, he took a backhoe and tore down the power lines and knocked down trees at that tenant’s rental property, with one tree falling into the house. On that occasion, he was charged with criminal damaging. The civil case seeks to prohibit William Freytag from entering any of the company property or interfering with business and order him to return the company property, in addition to paying for damage and legal fees.

a good indication that we’re making progress in building a sustainable, growing marketplace. Equally important, there seems to be an appreciation among current and would-be home owners that, long-term, housing is a solid investment.” Sales through the first nine months of 2013 reached 99,585, a 17.7 percent increase from the 84,614 sales posted during the same period a year ago. The average sales price (January through September) this year is $143,462, a 5.8 percent increase from the $135,652 mark set during the period a year ago. Total dollar volume this year is nearly $14.3 billion,

a 24.5 percent increase from the nine-month mark of a year ago of nearly $11.5 billion. Sales in September reached 11,269, an 18.9 percent increase from the 9,480 sales posted during the month a year ago. The September 2013 sales total is the month’s best mark since 2006. The average sales price of $140,986 is a 2 percent increase from the $138,187 average price posted in September 2012. Similarly, home sales during the third quarter (July – September) reached their highest level of the year and best quarterly mark since second quarter 2007. Sales activity in the third quarter

2013 reached 38,273, a 20.8 percent increase from the same three-month period a year ago when the market recorded 31,682 closings. The average sales price in third quarter 2013 is $149,580, 4.3 percent ahead of the same quarter a year ago and the highest average sales price since third quarter 2007. Data provided to OAR by Multiple Listing Services includes residential closings for new and existing singlefamily homes and condominiums/co-ops. The Ohio Association of Realtors, with more than 26,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.

“ V e c t r e n ’ s C o n s e r v a t i o n Connection programs offer customers a variety of information on energy efficiency tips, appliance rebates and home energy audits,” added Ryan. “You can even sign up to receive emails or text messages reminding you to replace your furnace filters.” Additional rebates are available, including those for attic and wall insulation, air sealing, boilers and programmable thermostats. Visit or call 866-240-8476 for complete details on all rebates and energy efficiency tips for the winter heating season.

Officers, directors named

LIMA — The Lima Ohio Area NAWIC local chapter No. 374 recently installed the following officers and directors for its 2013-14 board: President Anne Pfleger, CIT, of Bodie Electric Inc.; Vice President Terri Exline, of Charles Construction Services; Secretary Gina Frick, AIA, CIT, LEED AP, of Garmann Miller Architects; Treasurer Ellie Bruno, of Charles Construction Services; Director Holly Dunson, of E.J. Prescott; and Director Sarah Smithey, of Frost Roofing. For more information about NAWIC or the local chapter, contact Wendy Baxter, marketing director of Tuttle Services at 419-998-4820 or go online at

NOTICE As provided for in ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4 of the Code of Regulations of Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Shelby County District Nominating Committee of the Cooperative will meet Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Piqua YWCA, 418 N. Wayne Street, Piqua, OH 45356 at 6:30 p.m. to make nominations to the Board of Trustees of Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. and to the Shelby County District Board. The terms are for three years and will be voted upon by the members at the Annual Meeting to be held March 22, 2014. Members of the Shelby County Nominating Committee are: Vernon Ahrns, Dennis Aselage, Roger Bertke, Jason Bruns, Ted Bruns, Jon Everett, John Geise, Daniel Knasel, Thomas Kremer, Terri Lenhart, Roger Lentz and Robert Wyen. For a copy of the Code of Regulations of Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. you may call the Piqua office at 773-2523 or 1-800-762-0997.



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For Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Tread carefully today. Difficulties with authority figures could lead to snafus, delays and interruptions to your home life. In fact, this is an accident-prone day at home. Be careful. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an accident-prone day, so pay attention to what you say and do. Arguments about religion, politics, racial issues or work related to publishing, medicine and the law could trigger erratic behavior. Chill out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be obsessed about something, financially speaking. This could relate to your work or how you earn your money or how you want to spend it. Be cool. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Unexpected dealings with authority figures could put you at odds with partners and close friends. Perhaps it's all too much to handle? Fortunately, by evening you see solutions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel plans might be interrupted today. In addition to this, you feel vaguely disoriented or troubled about something. Don't worry; by evening, you'll come up with solid, practical solutions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Arguments with others, especially groups, about how to share something or use a certain amount of funds might occur today. Just let this blow over. Ultimately, sensible heads will prevail. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Conflict with authority figures (parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs or the police) might be difficult today. This could lead to further conflict in partnerships and friendships. (Yikes.) Be cool. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Ego battles about money and finances can be difficult today. They could relate to children, sports or entertainment. Try not to overreact. By evening, you will see solutions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Conversations with others are difficult today because people are stressed about money, possessions or who owes what to whom. Go slowly and gently. Easy does it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Conflicts with others are stressful today. Furthermore, they create disruptions at home. They also might promote accidents. Patience is your best ally. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Difficulties with co-workers and daily contacts are almost impossible to avoid today. Knowing this ahead of time, be calm and patient with everyone. Wait until the dust settles. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an accident-prone day for your kids or children you work with, so be vigilant. Avoid power struggles with kids. Remember that you're the adult. YOU BORN TODAY You are debonair, classy and above all a perfectionist. You don't hesitate to speak up when you have something to say. You are analytical and opinionated. You give great attention to detail, especially with technical matters. You overlook nothing. But when you want something -- you want it! Work hard to build or construct something this year, because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Kevin Kline, actor; Eliza Taylor-Cotter, actress; Bill Wyman, musician.

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VERSAILLES 7472 Beamsville-Webster Rd. Saturday 9-? Fall & Christmas greenery, garland & décor. Nutcrackers. Tins. Marshal pottery; stoneware, including crocks; water coolers; jugs; Dept. 56 Snow Village Halloween houses & North Pole series; Christmas houses a collection of Santas, including Possible Dream Clothtiques, Jim Shore, Lenox & others. 6 1/2 foot white Christmas tree & many other trees of various sizes. Antique sewing machines, including Singer. Furniture. JD 2020 w/48 loader. Scotts L2048 riding mower. 18k fifth wheel hitch. Many other items too numerous to mention!

Notice is hereby given that the list of assessments has been established on constructing and/or repairing sidewalks in the City of Sidney, Ohio for the year 2013. The said list of assessment is now on file in the office of the City Clerk for the inspection and examination of all persons interested therein. The list in its entirety may be reviewed at the office of the City Clerk during regular working hours at 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio. These assessments will be available for review for three weeks beginning October 23, 2013. Objections to the amount of such assessments must be made in writing and must be filed in the office of said Clerk within two weeks after the expiration of this notice on or before November 22, 2013. This notification is by order of the Council of the City of Sidney and Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 729.08. Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk October 23, 30 November 6

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Delores Beisner, of Greenville, buys Tupperware at the Taste of Home Cooking School Tuesday night. The event, held at Only Believe Ministries in Botkins, included cooking demonstrations, door prizes, vendor exhibits and cooking tips. See Thursday’s edition of the Sidney Daily News for a story and more photos of the event.

City From page 3 about 3:25 p.m. on East Court Street. Damage to both vehicles was minor. • Thomas J. Glass, 59, 5865 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie, was cited for improper backing after he reportedly stopped on Fourth Avenue at Campbell Road and then backed into the vehicle driven by Suzanne E. Pate, 60, of Dayton. There was no damage to the Glass vehicle and minor damage to the Pate vehicle. • Tony A. Evers, 41, 4951 Fort Recovery Road, Minster, was cited for improper left turn after attempting to turn from the right lane on Ohio Avenue onto North Street, striking the vehicle driven by Debra M. Laman, 40, of Wapakoneta, Saturday around 2:36 p.m. Damage to the vehicles was minor. • Amber M. Ross, 32, of Greenville, was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation after rear-ending a vehicle on Michigan Street causing a chain reaction of collisions among four vehicles, including hers, Saturday around 12:45 p.m. The other drivers were John C. Steinemann, 25, of Fort Recovery; Daniel J. Lightle, 52, 210 Sapphire St. Anna; and Damon Koesters, 22, of

St. Henry. Damage to the Ross and Steinemann vehicles was severe, while the other two vehicles sustained minor damage. • Andrew Cupp, 34, 889 St. Marys Ave., reportedly backed out of the driveway at 1136 Hazelnut Lane, striking the vehicle driven by Jonothan P. Spradling, 34, 869 Foraker Ave., Friday about 6 p.m. No citations were noted on the crash report. Damage to both vehicles was minor. • Barry A. Thompson, 17, of Sidney, was cited for an assured clear distance violation after rearending a vehicle driven by Patrick L.Arnold, 37, 542 Campbell Road, with a motorcycle he was riding Friday around 2:44 p.m. on Fair Road. Damage to both vehicles was minor. • Gladys V. Puckett, 80, 6515 Palestine St., Pemberton, was cited for failure to yield from a private drive after pulling out of St. Marys Avenue onto Russell Road Friday about 12:23 p.m. and striking the vehicle driven by Paul H. Bremke, 74, 121 W. Ruth St. She reportedly then left the scene but was followed by Bremke until stopping at CVS. Damage to both vehicles was minor.

Fire, rescue MONDAY -8:41 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 300 block of Jefferson Street. -7:42 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue. -7:40 p.m.: medical alarm. Medics responded to a medical alarm in the 200 block of Hillcrest Court. It was a false alarm. -6:02 p.m.: leaking gas. Crews responded to a report of a vehicle leaking gasoline at 2190 Fair Road. The leak was plugged and the vehicle towed. -5:20 p.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to County Road 25A and Sidney-Plattsville Road for an injury. -11:35 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1700 block of Cumberland Avenue. -6:49 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 3000 block of Cisco Road. SUNDAY -9:52 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1100 block of Evergreen Drive. -3:35 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 700 block of Country Side Lane. -3:21 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 500 block of Buckeye Avenue.

BOE updated on numerous items at meeting MINSTER — The Minster Local Schools Board of Education acted on numerous items during its September meeting. The board: • Accepted the final donation from the now closed out Community Technology Fund. The district will still collect donations in the name of technology but the monies will no longer flow through the Community fund. • Received recognition for being an Ambassador of Energy Efficiency from Efficiency Smart. • Re c o g n i z e d Eagle Scouts Garrett Hogenkamp (Melcher Street Park Garage and picnic tables) and Jarod Schmitmeyer (St. Augustine choir loft doors and music storage unit) for jobs well done. • Viewed the school district report card and the new website as part of the curriculum and instruction report. • Heard an overview

of the third-grade guarantee requirements and the current dual enrollment and PSEOP numbers as well as the ACT trends. Sophomores were also given pocket calendars that contained historical documents to commemorate Constitution Day from the local Patriots Club. • Received a draft flyer for the recreation levy this November. A meeting for the recreation levy was planned for before the next board meeting. • Approved the following overnight trips; grade 6, TAG to Chicago, May 8-9; FFA to National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 21-24; grade 6 Camp Camp Wilson Trip, Sept. 26-27; grade 8 to Washington DC, Oct. 20-25. They also approved payment in lieu of transportation at the state minimum $250, are accepting bid for snow removal and approved Josh Clune as a credentialed evaluator. • Said it would like

to see specifics on the weight room drawn up from the Athletic Department but gave the go ahead for the boosters to purchase a new fob system. They also heard no buyer has presented an offer on the Hanover Street School but the unused furniture is being taken by the Mission of the Body and Blood. • Discussed the homeschooling policy which changes because of HB59 inclusion of homeschooled students in extracurricular activities. They also reviewed the administrative guidelines which will be adopted next month. • Accepted the resignation of Jessica Baker as cafeteria server, the hiring of Dawn Eley as cafeteria server and Gail Otting as substitute cafeteria server as well as Jim Kemper as a groundskeeper as needed. The next school board meeting is Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. with the recreation levy open discussion at 7:30 p.m.

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Are You Looking For Meaningful Work and Employer That Values You? MPA Services may be right for you! MPA provides living support services to adults with developmental disabilities within their homes and communities. We are hiring honest, engaging, compassionate people to serve clients in Greenville, Auglaize and Shelby County, FT and management positions available. $8.25-$10.75/hour, accrued sick and vacation time and really fun people to work with! All MPA staff must have a HS diploma/ GED, experience, good driving record, pass a drug screening and background check. Call Faith at (567)890-7500 Building & Property Manager Must have High School Diploma or equivalent; Trade School graduate preferred, with a minimum of five years of experience in building operation and maintenance. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, energy conservation and swimming pool systems a plus. Salary range $30,000 to $35,000 with benefits. E-mail resume to by 10-25-13 D.L. Winner Livestock Express Livestock Haulers Wanted CDL Driver w/livestock exp. Regional or short haul avail. New Weston, OH Contact Dan: 419-336-0301/419-733-4451

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The Sidney Daily News is seeking Independent Contractors to deliver our print products on Saturdays and holidays only in the following areas: 0M130R & 0M330R – 200 deliveries Anna, Botkins, McCartyville, New Knoxville

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LEGALS Sheriffʼs Sale of Real Estate Revised Code, Sec. 11681 Revised Code Sec. 2329.26 The State of Ohio, Shelby County CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff - vs Jimmy F. Yost, et al., Defendant Case No. 13CV000138 In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 30th day of October, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. oʼclock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDERʼS OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 12468 Shroyer Road, Maplewood, Ohio 45340 PROPERTY OWNER: Jimmy F. Yost and Robin R. Yost aka Robin P. Yost PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: Volume 346, Page 142 on August 5, 1996 PP#: 44-14-25-301-002 Said Premises Appraised at $141,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. Callie J. Channell (Reg. #0089024) Attorneys for Plaintiff John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio

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Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff vs. Kathy D. Trisler, et al., Defendant No. 11CV000372 In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 3401 Chickasaw Court, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on October 30, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Copy of full legal description can be found at the Shelby County Courthouse. Parcel No: 58-26-08-429-022 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1744, Page 220 Said Premises Located at 3401 Chickasaw Court, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 40,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days Sheriff John Lenhart Sheriff Shelby County, OH Richard Mark Rothfuss, II Attorney

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PNC Bank, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Estate of Thomas Link, et al, Defendant No 13CV105 In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on 10/30/13 at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio, Viz: being the South half of in lot number 422 in the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 414 Franklin Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $54,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days Sheriff John Lenhart Sheriff Shelby County, OH Attorney Canice J. Fogarty 137 N. Main Street, Suite 500 Dayton, Ohio 45402 937-228-5912

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I’ll try anything to get a date DR. WALLACE: I’m 17 in reason. — Nameless, and in the 12th grade, but Hobart, Ind. I’ve never been on a date. NAMELESS: You need I’ve always thought to start by beefthat since I’m not ing up your selfoutgoing and not esteem. You are the talkative type, overly critical of that a girl probably yourself and are wouldn’t want to go assuming things out with me. I’m not that may not be an athlete either, so true. You’re a I get the impression ‘Tween 12 bright young guy that girls find me and I’m positive & 20 dull and boring, and Dr. Robert that many young I’m not very popuwomen would love Wallace lar. to keep you comI don’t want to go pany. dateless my senior year All you need is the because it would mean courage to ask a girl out. that I completed my high The only way to do this is school days being com- to simply “do it.” Choose pletely dateless. What a girl who interests you can I do to end this and ask her to do somedrought in my last year of thing with you — go to high school? I’ll be will- a movie or a dance or ing to try anything with- any other activity you can

think of. If someone turns you down, don’t give up! It happens to all of us. Babe Ruth, who hit 714 home runs in the Major Leagues, also holds the record for the most strikeouts. The worst thing that can happen if you ask a girl out is, a “No, thank you.” But someone will say, “That sounds like fun, what time shall I be ready?” When this happens, you’ll have to forget all the negative messages you give yourself about being dull and boring and vow to show her a good time. In short, you will have to start feeling good about yourself, and the two of you will have a good time! Contact me again in a few weeks and let me

know how you’re doing. DR. WALLACE: My husband (my daughter’s stepfather) and I are social drinkers. Both of us have stressful jobs and we like to ease the tension with a drink or two (never more) after supper. My 17-year-old daughter has attended some parties where alcohol was present. We know because she admitted it after she came home with alcohol on her breath. My husband thinks it would be wise if we taught her how to drink responsibly. He said that he and his first wife taught their 17-year-old son how to drink and he is now 22 and is a social drinker who knows how and

when to drink. I’m not so sure we should be teaching a 17-year-old to drink. My daughter has been disciplined severely for her alcohol intake. In fact, I don’t want her to drink at all. Your comments will be appreciated. — Mother, Lake Charles, La. MOTHER: The best way to encourage your daughter to avoid alcohol is for you to be an example and stop drinking. Alcohol is not a stimulant; it’s a depressant, and after a short-lived buzz, the problems you were trying to forget are magnified. Your husband’s plan to teach your daughter to drink responsibly would,

I believe, be a serious mistake. You must remember that alcohol is a highly addictive drug that has brought grief and despair to millions of American families. When you drink in front of your daughter, you are sending her a message that it’s all right to drink. Children are deeply influenced by what parents do — far more than by what they say. Never would I encourage a parent to teach a child to drink for any reason. 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. E-mail him at rwallace@galesburg. net. To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

Veterans From page 1 do it, but at that time we didn’t exist.” Enter Ray Prater, who wanted to bring the trip to Shelby County veterans. He went on one of the Miami County trips and brought the information back to Shelby County, and the local committee was formed. “Miami County has completed its mission,”

said Bennett. “I have a check for $566.61 that they sent us to help us continue our mission.” And the mission will continue. The 10th trip to visit the memorials will be held Sept. 19-21, 2014. “There’s one group of veterans we’re missing on the trips,” said Bennett. “And that’s the

women who served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.” Each veteran who went on the trip received a book, a DVD and CD of the weekend. The trip was sponsored by the Shelby County Veterans to D.C. committee. Applications for the next trip will be ready in the near future.

a 10.50 percent increase in 2015. “The balance of the forecast reflects flat funding based on the final year of the current biennial budget,” Watkins noted, adding that the school should also receive approximately $160,000 in casino taxes. Property tax allocations include the homestead and rollback revenue and the hold-harmless payments received as a result of H.B. 66. The holdharmless payments have been maintained in the state budget. “Because the holdharmless payments are such a volatile issue in each of the passed budgets, the payment was reduced by 50 percent in FY 2016 and and additional 50 percent in FY 2017 and fully eliminated in FY 2018. The rationale was to avoid overstating the current forecast for years in a subsequent budget and also to cushion the district should the subsequent budgets completely eliminate this payment,” Watkins said. “Beginning in FY 2015, the revenue begins to shrink due to the expi-

ration of the 9.9-mill emergency operating levy and shrinks even further beginning in FY 2016 as the homestead, rollback and hold-harmless payments (are) phased out,” Watkins said. In “all other revenue,” which includes special education tuition and excess costs, open enrollment in payments, interest on investments, abatement donation and taxsharing payments, student fees and miscellaneous revenue, revenue appears to be declining due to less carryover balances and the termination of all the abatement donations by the end of FY 2010. Since that time, this revenue is believed to have stabilized and revenues for FY 2012 and 2013 increased, likely due to nonrecurring revenues. FY 2014 through 2018 are likely to be at normal revenue levels. Under personal services, it is noted that salaries are reduced again for FY 2013 from 2012 due to the continued retirement of staff in the district and from attrition. As of FY 2012, the personal services reflect a 2.75 percent salary reduction, two furlough days and a total freeze of the salary schedule, with no base increase and no step or column movement. That

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Finances From page 1 The potential revenue that could be collected by the district if November’s income tax levy passes would be $286,420 in FY 2015; $3,604,115 in 2016; $4,773,662 in 2017; and $4,773,662 in 2018. Watkins reviewed unrestricted grants in aid and noted that this is part of the state foundation payments. For forecast FY 2014 and 2015, House Bill 59 state aid estimates project the district will receive a 6.25 percent increase for FY 2014 and

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pay structure continues through FY 2013 to 2015. FY 2014 salaries are to increase slightly over 2013, due to ED students education being handled in the district. It is also the result of the district having its own alternative school instead of outsourcing services. Overall, the district has saved approximately $88,000 as a result of not outsourcing services and those savings are found in purchased services. Watkins noted that in FY 2015, salaries will decline a little from 2014 because of the continued retirements of staff due to changes in the retirement system that is essentially forcing staff to retire. FY 2016 through 2018 will have an increase of 2.5 percent in base salary and the return to a step schedule. In employees retirement and insurance benefits, retirement and insurance benefits decreased in 2013 due to the reduction in overall payroll for the year and because the district received a 0.5 percent reduction in health care premiums for the new insurance year. In purchased services, there has been an increase of 3 percent per year. There was a significant increase in purchased services for FY 2011-12 due to

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Shelby County Board of Education deduction of 34.1 percent for a total of 91.3 percent of the expenditures. Other expenditures which fall under this line include Auditor of State audit fees, property insurance, district dues, bank fees and refunds. Other objects have been stable to declining in recent years. In other financing uses, Watkins reported that funds to cover the refinancing of the Board of Education office and H.B. 264 debt, which was assumed by the general fund beginning in FY 2012 with the nonrenewal of the permanent improvement levy, total approximately $172,000. By FY 2017, H.B. 264 notes will be paid in full and the transfer amount in the forecast reflects that. Funds have also been allocated to other financing uses for the transfer of funds to the termination benefits fund for severance pay. It is expected based on FY 2013 severance payments of $254,044.64 that the district will transfer $300,000 to the termination benefits funds account. Transfers of severance payments should decline after 2014 when there are fewer retirements. The district will transfer funds from the general fund to the permanent improvement fund in the amount of $250,000 due to the nonrenewal of the permanent improvement levy.


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100 students who open enrolled in other districts. In FY 2012-13, that number increased by 50 to 150 students who went to other districts. In FY 2014, it is expected that the number will increase again by 30-35 students. Students leaving Sidney City Schools “continues to be a source of concern,” Watkins said. Another expense for the district was the addition of a reserve security officer in every school building. That program will add approximately $120,000 in costs to purchased services. Watkins noted that while they saved money from having ED students stay in the district and having an alternative school in the district, “much of that saving(s) was lost” by students leaving the district and the security program. Supplies expenditures have “stabilized” at approximately $600,000 and the district does not see any decreases in this area. In FY 2014, the district is planning $200,000 in additional supplies expense for new textbook adoptions each year of the forecast. Capital outlay will focus on keeping the district’s technology up to date and all other capital outlays will be paid from the general fund on an as-needed basis. Watkins reported that the “other objects” for FY 2013 was mainly the result of the Shelby County Auditor tax fees at 57.2 percent and the

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