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Spreading acts of kindness • At a recent basketball game, students, counselors and teachers from Northwood, emerson, Longfellow and Whittier Elementary schools shared their Kindness Chain and Kindness Tree. 11A

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 2-3A today: • John B. Wearly • Richard Edward “Bud” White • Becky A. Ayers • Scott Alan Edgell Jr. • David J. Muhlenkamp • Nina Lynne (Neuce) Nichols • Beverly Ann Wick • Esta Grace Sellers

INDEX Business .............................8A City, County records .........10A Classified.........................4-7B Comics ...............................3B Fort Loramie .......................9A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................3B Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ........................2-3A Sports .........................13-15A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20.............11A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach .....11A

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JC levy passes BY TOM MILLHOUSE “We had a lot of people who did a lot of hard work,” Reichert said. “They got the word After a disappointing, ex- out that we’re in a tough spot tremely close defeat in Au- and our people responded.” gust, there were plenty of Reichert said the results of high-fives and happy faces the last election “told us we among supporters of the Jack- needed to educate the public son Center School District’s better. We did a lot of small 0.5-percent earned income tax group presentations,” Reichert levy when they learned Tues- said, also nothing that Keith day night that this time vot- even had groups come to his ers approved the issue. The home for information sessions only other issue on the ballot, on the need for the levy. the Loramie Township, Russia “We will continue to be Fire District levy, was a slam good stewards with the disdunk as the issue was ap- trict’s money,” Reichert said. proved by a 133-7 margin. Because of the ballot deadIn contrast to the August lines, school officials could not results, in which the school put the issue on the Novemlevy failed by a margin of 224 ber ballot, so they had to wait for the levy and 227 against, until February for another try. Tuesday’s Jackson Center Following the defeat, a comSchool District levy was ap- mittee was formed to lead the proved by a 356 (57.42 per- campaign. In addition to cent) to 264 (42.58 percent) Keith, other committee memmargin, according to unoffi- bers were Sarah Prenger, cial results provided by the Melanie Rogers and Liz Shelby County Board of Elec- Schnell. tion. The tax levy will be in efA happy Bill Reichert, fect for five years and is exJackson Center superintend- pected to generate SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg ent, gave much of the credit approximately $250,000 a For photo reprints, visit for the turnaround to the levy year, according to Reichert. An SARAH PRENGER, of Botkins, casts her vote on the Jackson committee, chaired by Mitch earned income tax does not Center School levy Tuesday at the Jackson Center American Keith. See LEVY/Page 3A Legion.

Gaier: Keep pool rates the same BY TOM MILLHOUSE During a work session marked by several PowerPoint presentations, Sidney City Council heard a recommendation by city staff Monday night that rates remain the same this summer at the Sidney Municipal Swimming Pool with an eye toward boosting attendance to increase pool revenue and also learned of upcoming initiatives by the West Ohio Development Council. Duane Gaier, parks and recreation director, provided council members with information on Sidney Municipal Pool rates. Gaier advised council members that attendance at the pool dropped again last year. Daily pass attendance fell from 15,282 in 2011 to 13,302 in 2012, a 13 percent decline. Season pass sales also fell last year, dropping from 421 in 2011 to 349 in 2012. “Staff is recommending the

same rates for 2013, increasing marketing and promotion of the pool and achieving the increase in budgeted revenue by boosting attendance,” Gaier said. The pool revenue for 2013 has been projected at $84,860, up from $80,820 in 2012. In addition to promoting the pool through the media, Gaier said plans are being considered to offer 2014 passes at 2013 rates later this year to promote the sale of passes “as stocking stuffers.” Council member Mardie Milligan suggested that consideration be given to having a free admission day at the pool. “Some people have never been to the pool,” she said, noting that might be a way to gain new users of the facility. Council member Tom Miller said another idea might be to offer “half price day. Our goal is to boost attendance.” No action was taken on the suggestions or the pool rates,

which will be on the agenda for next Monday’s regular council meeting. If approved by council, the daily attendance fees will remain $2 pre-school children, $3.25 for students, $3.75 for adults and $2,75 for senior adults. Season passes will be $46 for students, $66 for adults, adults, $4 for senior adults and $110 for family passes — up to four people and $11.50 for up to two more. Gaier noted Sidney’s rates are lower than area communities. Mike Dodds, WODC executive director, and Harry Faulkner, longtime WODC board member, presented the economic development council’s annual report. Faulkner, who has been with the WODC since its inception in 1983, provided an overview of the organization’s founding. With unemployment at about 20 percent in Shelby County at the time, Faulkner said the Sid-

ney Chamber of Commerce and the Sidney Community Improvement Corporation joined forces to establish the WODC. The WODC has worked to bring new business and industry to the area, according to Faulkner. “We were the fastest with the mostest when we created the WODC,” he said. “We try to stay ahead of other communities in the area.” Dodds then presented information on WODC’s plans for 2013 and 2012 efforts. One of the major initiatives for 2013 is the establishment of the Sidney-Shelby County Workforce Partnership. A private and public partnership, Dodds said the new program would lead an effort to determine from local and area businesses to “assess needs and requirements, both current and future.” The partnership coordinator, who Dodds said will likely be hired this month, would also See POOL/Page 2A

Barr to help ‘Raise the Roof’ for arts It’s a new year with new beginnings for Raise the Roof for the Arts (RTR). As the group wraps up another successful year, the organization has announced the new hire of project coordinator. Sarah Barr joins RTR as project coordinator, bringing a depth of art appreciation, leadership skills, and community involvement. Barr will be working closely with the current




fundraising provides strong management skills for her new position. “It is the enthusiasm behind the Raise the Roof project that attracted me to this position. We are very fortunate as a community to have successful arts organizations, and to have a group of community supporters dedicated to revitalizing such a landmark. The renovation of See BARR/Page 2A

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Raise the Roof capital campaign and serve as a liaison with trustees, administration, professional staff, facility users and volunteers. She previously taught parttime as an art teacher at Piqua Catholic Schools, and has served on many local and state non-profit boards. Her strong work ethic and experience working regionally for a state organization, grant writing, and

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OBITUARIES Esta Grace Sellers Esta Grace Sellers, 93, of 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born on Feb. 15, 1919, in Toledo, the daughter of the late Marian and Della (Miller) Garberson. On Oct. 8, 1938, she married Richard Sellers, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2001. She is survived by one grandson, Wesley Sellers, and his wife, Allison, of Norwalk; a granddaughter, Megan Sellers, of Clarksville, Tenn,, one great-granddaughter, Brynneth Sellers, of Norwalk; nieces, Marcia Osborne and Cheryl Fendert, of Sidney; three great-nephews, Matthew Cotterman, of Anna, Wade Bowman, of Sidney, and Justin Jones, of Columbus; two greatgreat nieces; three greatgreat nephews; and her special friends, Judy Ware, and Newell and Lou Moore. Esta graduated from Sidney High School. For many years she worked at the Shelby County Automobile Club (AAA). She helped many families plan their vacations and was often recognized by people as that “lady who helped us with our trip.” She loved reading and spending time with her family and friends. Her father was pastor of the Evangelical former United Brethren, which

later joined with the United Methodist Church. She has been a long-time member of the Sidney First U n i t e d Methodist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, in 2002, Esta was preceded in death by her beloved only child, Brent, who was a well-known educator and principal in Norwalk. Brent’s only son, Wes, is now an educator in Norwalk. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Harvey, Ray, Cliff, Herb, Gene, and Martin, and sisters, Pearl, Eva and Anis Bell. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Sidney United First Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Staley officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney First United Methodist Church and the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Life Care Fund in memory of Esta Grace Sellers. Condolences may be expressed to the family the website, at

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Patrol seizes drugs, handgun in traffic stop WAPAKONETA — Four men are facing felony drug and weapons charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 1,502 Ecstasy pills, worth nearly $26,000, and a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun during a traffic stop in Mercer County. Troopers stopped a 2002 Chevy Suburban, with Indiana registration, for a speed violation on U.S. 33 eastbound, near milepost 15, at 9:20 p.m. on Friday. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable-cause search revealed several plastic bags containing Ecstasy pills and a loaded 9mm handgun. The driver, Kenneth R. Moore, 52, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and passengers, C.T. Tell Jr., 42, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Anthony Bolden Jr., 36, of Detroit, Mich.; and Jermaine A. Johnson, 27, of Spanish Town, Jamaica, were incarcerated in the Mercer County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony, and for carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony. If convicted, each could face up to 11 1/2 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.

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the Historic Sidney Theatre brings infinite educational, cultural, and corporate event possibilities to this area,” said Barr. “The organization is thrilled to have Sarah! She presents herself in a very positive manner and exhibits excitement toward the RTR project, downtown, and the community at large. Among her many strong qualities, she has spent time volunteering her services in the community, serving on the Mayfest board and Ohio Arts Education regional planning committee, and has participated in many other organizations. The Search Committee felt that she was a perfect fit, noting that not only is she very likeable, but she also makes you feel that volunteering with Raise the Roof would be fun. As one member noted, ‘she bubbles with enthusiasm and warmth’,” said Mardie Milligan, president of Raise the Roof for the Arts. “As we welcome Sarah to the Raise the Roof family, we must also say goodbye to former project coordinator Tiffany Wildermuth,” said Milligan. “We wish

Fire causes $8,000 in damages A car fire that started in a garage at 513 Jefferson St. at 4:43 p.m. Sunday spread to the house, causing an estimated $8,000 damage. When Sidney Fire Department trucks arrived at the scene they found a fully involved car fire that was extending to the home.The occupants of the Michael S. Wisecup residence were all outside of the structure when firefighters arrived, according to Sidney Fire Department officials. No injuries were reported. Mutual aid was provided by Anna Fire Department. The loss to the car, which was destroyed in the fire was $500 and there was $7,500 to the structure. Investigators report the residents had been performing maintenance on the car when a hot spark or ember from a drill ignited gasoline. The Sidney/Shelby County Fire Investigation Unit has ruled the cause of the fire as accidental. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the family.

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her the best of luck in her new position at Sidney City Schools and know she will continue to serve this community in great ways.” Raise the Roof for the Arts is a group of Shelby County citizens who, along with local arts organizations, see an opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our community. It is the mission of RTR to “renovate and operate the Historic Sidney Theatre for cultural, artistic and educational purposes for the benefit of the Shelby County community.” RTR plans to provide a beautifully renovated venue for performing arts, entertainment, cultural and educational events, and other community events to serve the Shelby County community and region. For more information about Raise the Roof for the Arts contact Barr at m or 498-1921.

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POOL “visit local high schools to evaluate current education programs and identify where additional curriculum is needed.” The coordinator also will work with local schools develop skills needed to be a good employee, including interviewing, teamwork, computer skills and other technical schools. Other efforts will include implementing a marketing program to promote local careers and developing d promoting job shadowing, internship and co-op programs to students, parents and businesses. Dodds said the threeyear pilot program is budgeted for $100,000 per year, with funds primarily coming from private sources. He said WODC has raised 80 percent of the budget thus far. WODC activities in 2012 included the restructuring of the board with fewer members and

From Page 1 participation in the West Central Development Coalition, a seven-county organization based in Sidney. With $100,000 in funding from JobsOhio, Dodds said the he WCODC plans to step up efforts to attract new businesses by having a presence at major expositions and increasing site selection outreach. Dodds also explained the process of following up on leads for possible new industries. Dodds noted that the WODC submitted information to follow up on 26 leads, none of which has resulted in new businesses locating in Sidney or Shelby County. Mayor Mike Barhorst asked if the lack of results is frustrating and Dodds agreed that it is disappointing. “Our frustration is shared by my counterparts throughout the state,” Dodds said, noting it economic development is very competitive.

Drug bust nets 7 arrests WAPAKONTETA — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon reported Monday that seven suspects have been arrested in a recent drug investigation. On Jan. 30, members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, St. Police, WaMarys pakoneta Police, Minster Police made seven arrests on warrants for trafficking in drugs. The arrests were the result of a six-month investigation. The suspects were transported to the Auglaize County Correc-

tional Facility. The arrests involved sales of heroin and marijuana. Arrested were: Adam Roberts, 23, St. Marys. three counts trafficking in marijuana and one count trafficking in heroin; Mitchell Newbauer, 20, St. Marys, two counts trafficking in marijuana; Josh Cox, 30, St. Marys, five counts trafficking in heroin; Julia Beckett, 24, St. Marys, two counts trafficking in heroin; Codie Shirk, 22, St. Marys, three counts trafficking in heroin; Lonnie Spence, 22, Celina, one count

trafficking in heroin, 1 count trafficking in marijuana; Justin Rogers, 29, Wapakoneta, three counts trafficking in marijuana. Solomon said more arrests are anticipated and the investigation continues. Solomon commended the Drug Task Force in continuing the fight against drugs in this county. “All members of the Task Force are doing a fantastic job in the battle of the drug problem. Heroin continues to be a problem drug in this area” Solomon said.








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HOUSTON — Becky A. Ayers, 63, 4020 State Route 66, H o u s t o n , passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 8:37 a.m. at her residence. She was born on April 11, 1949, in Piqua, the daughter of Ivan and Ruth (Brown) Wick, who survive and live in Spring Hill, Fla. On April 20, 1968, she married Arthur A. Ayers, who is living. She is also survived by one daughter, Suzette R. Vastano, of Russia; one daughter-in-law, Amy Ayers, of Houston; four grandchildren, Gunnar Young, Lindsey Vastano, Logan Ayers, and Shelby Ayers; one brother, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Wick, of Maryland; her mother-in-law, Eleanor Ayers, and many neices and nephews. Preceding her in death was one son, Scott Ayers, and her father-inlaw, Richard Ayers. Becky had just retired on Jan. 31, 2013, from Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy as a policy coordinator, where she had worked for sevternal grandfa- eral years. She also ther, Walter helped her husband, Art, Morrison; and one cousin, Audrey Edgell. TROY — Scott graduated from Piqua David J. MuhHigh School in lenkamp, 65, of passed 2003. He then Troy graduated from away on Sunday, Otterbein College, West- Feb. 3, 2013, at erville, in 2008. Scott the University of Hospital, played four years of foot- Cincinnati ball for Piqua Indians Cincinnati. He was born on May and then played four years at Otterbein Col- 9, 1947, in Greenville, to lege. He enjoyed gaming, the late Richard and movies, and his dog, Vera (Gelhaus) MuhAjax, whom he nick- lenkamp. Survivors include his named “Fatty.” Scott loved to cook and en- wife, Amy K. (Sherman) joyed watching cooking Muhlenkamp; daughter, shows and experiment- Marissa K. Sherman ing with the recipes he (Joseph) Cookson, of saw. He worked at Great Piqua; sisters, Paula (Nick) Lakes Regional Distri- Muhlenkamp bution Center in Cox, of Ansonia, and Ann (Dave) Delaware for six years. Muhlenkamp Above all else, Scott Baker, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; loved spending time brother, Chris (Rhonda) Muhlenkamp, of Carmel, with his family. A celebration of Ind.; sister-in-law, Becky of Scott’s life will be Muhlenkamp, held from 5 to 8 p.m. Greenville; two grandon Friday, Feb. 8, children, Landyn and 2013, at Melcher-Sow- Aidyn Cookson; stepMargaret ers Funeral Home, mother, Mitchell, of Greenville; Piqua. Condolences may be brothers-in-law and sisLouis expressed to the family ters-in-law, at www.melcher-sow- (Jenny) Sherman of Botkins, Nancy (Jerry) Ranly, of Minster, Jill Sherman, of Piqua, Toinette (Don) Alexander, of Sidney, Jannis (Bill) Sherman, of Minas editor of Coin ster, and Forrest World maga- (Debonaire) Sherman, of zine. In May Sidney; mother-in-law, 1970, Nina Mary Jane Sherman, of started working Sidney; and several for OBES (un- nieces and nephews. employment office) as a claims examiner, until her retiement in MESA, Ariz. — BevJuly 1991. erly Ann Wick, 84, of Nina was a member Mesa, Ariz., died Feb. 3, of the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney, in 2013, at 2:33 a.m., in which she was very in- Mesa, of a lengthy heart volved. She was also a and lung illness. She was born July 5, volunteer for Wilson Memorial Hospital and 1928, in Charlotte, Mich., very active in the com- the daughter of the late munity until the late Wilbur E. and Rosa P. (Gauss) Lear. She mar1990s. “Nina was the most ried Albert L. Wick and unselfish, giving, caring, he survives. Also surviving are a strong person I’ve ever son and daughter-in-law, met. If not for her, I wouldn’t be who I am David and Linda Wick, of today,” said Christie El Paso, Texas; two daughters and sons-inSnider. There will be no law, Kathy and Delbert calling hours. Nina Flanery, of Anaheim, has donated her body Calif., and Cindy and Monnier, of for research to Wright Dennis Maplewood; eight grandState University. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice or SCARF.

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Diamond Grove Community of Madison County. Mr. White was a member of the Pinson United M e t h o d i s t Church and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 568 in Ohio. He loved to fish. He is survived by a son, Dave White, and wife, Deirdre, of Denver, Colo., and a daughter, Susan White Elsass, of Sidney; three grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and a niece, Malinda Rogers, of Charlotte, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy, and a sister, Marilyn Ramella. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors — Casey Chapel in Henderson, Tenn., with Jimmy Dyer officiating, and burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery at Pinson. The family will refriends at ceive Casey Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Nina Lynne (Neuce) Nichols, 89, passed away peacefully at the Pavilion on Feb. 4, 2013, at 8:40 a.m. She was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Edward and Emily (Mullen) Foltz. On March 24, 1943, she married Edwin O. Neuce. He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1987. Nina is survived by her grandkids, Christie (Dan) Snider, of Sidney, David (Jamie) Burdiss, of Galloway, and Ryan Burdiss, of Columbus, and her great-grandkids, Arielle and Tanner Snider. Nina was also preceded in death by her four siblings and her daughter, Carol Lynne Burdiss. Nina and her family moved to Sidney in 1958, as her husband, Eddie, took a job for Amos Press

Becky A. Ayers on their farm. Becky was also a member of the F r i e d e n s L u t h e r a n Church in Covington. Becky loved spending time and being involved with all her grandchildren’s activities. She and Art also loved to travel. Becky was always smiling and will be remembered for her infectious laugh. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 8, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Pastor Stephen Kimm and Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will be at Houston Cemetery in Houston. Friends may call Thursday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Miami County Hospice or the Friedens Lucheran Church in memory of Becky A. Ayers. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the Ayers family at the website,

David J. Muhlenkamp In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane (Sodders) Muhlenkamp, and one brother, Michael Muhlenkamp. He attended the University of Dayton and was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran. David was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, and former member of Dayton LiederkranzTurner. He retired from Shrepco Electronics, Dayton. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with the Rev. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with a veterans memorial honor guard at the graveside. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Beverly Ann Wick children; eight greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Hilda Baumgart, of Lansing, Mich. A son, Dennis L. Wick, preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Wick attended the Ithica Open Bible Church in Ithica. A memorial service will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Hansen Chapel of Prayer in Mesa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Beverly A. Wick may be made to the Banner Garden Hospice Care Center, 7231 E. Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85208, or to the American Heart Association.

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From Page 1 ions or capital gains. A 0.5-percent income tax for a worker who makes $40,000 per year would be $200 a year, or about $16.67 per month. Reichert cited the loss of state funds as a major reason why the district needed the levy with the district expected to lose $1 million in state funds over a five-year period. The levy gained much of its support from Jackson Center village voters, who approved the levy by a 215 (68.69 percent) to 98 (31.31 percent) margin. The support made up for some of the smaller voting precincts, where more voters cast more ballots against the issue. Opposition was 12 votes against and 2 for the issue in Salem Township East; 9 for and 14 against among school district voters in Logan County; 5 for and 6 against in Auglaize County; 125 for and 134 against in Jackson Township. Russia Fire Chief Mark Shappie expressed appreciation Tuesday night to district voters for their support of the 1.1 mill, five-year operating levy. “That’s great to have that much support in the community,” Shappie said when told of the 133 (95 percent) to 7 (5 percent) margin of approval. The levy will cost approxihomeowners mately $33.69 per year for a $100,000 home, beginning in January 2014. The levy would be used for operational costs, in addition to fuel, hose, fitting and other supply expenses incurred throughout the year. The previous operations tax levy expired in 2012, and during the 2013 calendar year, there will not be a property tax in effect for the fire department. With only two issues on the special election ballot, it didn’t take long to complete the tabulations. “Everything went smoothly and we’re going to close the doors in record time,” said Chris Gibbs, Shelby County Board of Elections chairman, as workers were about the turn off the lights and head home at about 8:30 p.m. Gibbs said the there are eight provisional ballots to will be counted when the election results are certified on Feb. 18, but those ballots will be “insignificant.”

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TIM SHIER holds up his family bible dating from the 1700s Sunday in his home in Marysville. The Lutheran Bible, written in German Gothic script and containing the handwritten dates of births, deaths and marriages for seven generations of Shier’s family, went missing in the burglary in Marysville, near Columbus, in December 2011. But thanks to a bit of luck, a sharp-eyed family member, local deputies and Goodwill, which had ended up with the Bible and then sold it online, the heirloom is back in Shier’s hands.

Family Bible finds its way home MARYSVILLE (AP) — A central Ohio man’s heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession — a 300-year-old family Bible. The Bible, written in German Gothic script and containing the handwritten dates of births, deaths and marriages for seven generations of Tim Shier’s family, disappeared in the burglary in Marysville, near Columbus, in December 2011. But thanks to a bit of luck, a sharp-eyed family member, local deputies and Goodwill — which had ended up with the Bible and then sold it online — the heirloom is back in Shier’s hands. He called it an answer to his prayers. “Our family can’t put a price on that Bible,” Shier told The Columbus Dispatch for a story Tuesday. “History can never be replaced.” The effort started with the arrest of four men in the burglary. A judge offered to give one of the defendants a break if he could find the Bible. But the man came up empty, saying that he thought it had been dropped in some kind of bin. A few weeks ago, one of Shier’s cousins saw a reference to an old German Bible on the genealogy website She called Shier, who called

the sheriff’s office in Union County where he lives. Sheriff’s detectives enlisted the help of Goodwill and tracked it to Louisiana and then to Georgia. But the couple who had bought it wouldn’t send it back without recouping the $405 they had paid for it. The sheriff’s office doesn’t buy back stolen goods. So the Union County police union stepped up and covered the cost. “This was no stolen television,” said detective Mike Justice, who worked on the case and is president of the Union County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 171. “It’s a family heirloom, and we believed it was important to get it back.”

RICHFIELD (AP) — Leadership and communications failures led to the chaotic police chase in Cleveland last fall than ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds and killing two people who were likely unarmed, Ohio’s attorney general said Tuesday in reporting the results of an exhaustive investigation. “It was total lack of control,” Attorney General Mike DeWine said during a news conference at the state crime laboratory. He turned over the report to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, who said he would take the case to a grand jury to determine if any of the officers should face criminal charges. Officials didn’t announce a timeframe for the grand jury review, and McGinty said he hadn’t dawn any conclusions about charges. The report did not assign blame on any of the officers but said “systemic failures” in the Cleveland police department led to the escalation of the Nov. 29 chase and the fatal shootings of the car’s driver, Timothy Russell, 43, and his 30-year-old passenger, Malissa Williams. “Command failed, communications failed, system failed,” the DeWine said. Patrick D’Angelo, the police union attorney, said the shooting would be found to be justified. The chase reflects the risks officers face daily, he said. “The driver of the car tried to run over numerous police officers, he intentionally rammed other

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OHIO ATTORNEY General Mike DeWine holds up a report at a news conference, detailing the lack of proper supervision and failures in the system that led to a chaotic police chase with 13 officers firing 137 rounds, killing two people at the Bureau of Criminal investigation Tuesday in Richfield. DeWine released the first detailed account of the Nov. 29 shooting. He turned it over to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, who said the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine if the officers should face charges. patrol cars and officers were in fear of their life, and they did what they were trained to do,” D’Angelo said. A key question remained unanswered: Did the two people fleeing in the car have a weapon that was tossed out during the chase? DeWine said tests on the two and their vehicle showed traces of but it gunpowder wasn’t conclusive on whether they had been armed or on whether the residue came from

the extensive gunfire. Some community leaders called the shootings racially motivated, since Russell and Williams were black, but D’Angelo said race wasn’t a factor in the chase. DeWine described a confusing scene where dozens of police cruisers from multiple jurisdictions became involved in the chase without permission from superiors and little direction after some officers thought someone from the car had fired shots.


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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2013. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. On this date: • In 1778, the United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris. • In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate. • In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill. • In 1922, Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope; he took the name Pius XI. • In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called “lame duck” amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson. • In 1943, a Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape. • In 1952, Britain’s King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. • In 1959, the United States successfully testfired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral. • In 1973, Dixy Lee Ray was appointed by President Richard Nixon to be the first woman to head the Atomic Energy Commission. • In 1992, 16 people were killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashed in Evansville, Ind. • In 1993, tennis Hallof-Famer and human rights advocate Arthur Ashe died in New York at age 49. • In 1998, President Bill Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Pop music star Falco, who’d had a 1986 hit with “Rock Me Amadeus,” died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic; he was 40. Ten years ago: Edging closer to war, President George W. Bush declared “the game is over” for Saddam Hussein and urged skeptical allies to join in disarming Iraq. ABC’s


Butting sheep dies LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — A bighorn sheep named Bam Bam because of his habit of butting vehicles at a Wyoming park has died with his horns, likely of natural causes. He was the last survivor of the bighorn sheep herd in Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander. Bam Bam became a local celebrity of sorts when he began showing up near the park’s main road in 2007 and allowed people to pet him. He earned the name Bam Bam because he liked to butt vehicles. Fearing for the sheep’s and visitors’ safety, park managers moved Bam Bam to an enclosed state facility near Wheatland in 2009. Sinks Canyon Superintendent Darrel Trembly says Bam Bam will be mounted by a taxidermist and put on display in the park’s visitor center.

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Strange bedfellows: Labor, business on immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlikely allies, business and labor leaders joined in support of the White House’s immigration overhaul efforts Tuesday while also launching high-stakes negotiations to overcome an issue that has split them before — creating a guest-worker program to ensure future immigrants come to the U.S. legally. The broad agreement on a need for immigration changes and a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already here is driven largely by selfinterest. Both business and labor see an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system as a way to boost economic competitiveness with other nations while increasing the ranks of workers and union members. For President Barack Obama, a partnership between factions that have often been at odds — both with each other and with the White House — allows him to AP Photo/Pablo Martinex Monsivais turn up pressure on Congress GREG PAGE, chairman and CEO of Cargill Inc., is seen leaving and try to isolate congresthe West Wing of the White House following a private meeting sional Republicans who opwith President Barack Obama and other business leaders pose parts of an immigration Tuesday to discuss immigration reform and the economy. overhaul. Obama held sepa-

rate private meetings at the White House on Tuesday with labor leaders and top business executives. “This is all very encouraging to have labor and business come together to explore what could be some common ground,” said Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, a leading immigration rights groups. Murguia and other immigration activists joined Obama’s meeting with labor groups. Despite such optimistic public statements, the fragile business-labor alliance is still in question as the Chamber of Commerce meets with the AFL-CIO and other labor groups privately to hammer out details of how to deal with future immigrants who come to the U.S. to work. The labor and business groups have been tasked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., with reaching a deal within weeks that can be included in legislation being crafted by a bipartisan Senate group, officials say. The guest worker issue helped scuttle the last attempt at a comprehensive overhaul of immigration law in 2007.

Obama urges stopgap budget deal to avoid deep cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to buy time and avoid economic pain, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1. Obama’s appeal came as Congress’ budget office projected a yearly federal deficit under $1 trillion for the first time in his presidency and as Republicans applied political pressure on the president to submit balanced budgets, pushing fiscal issues back to the forefront in Washington after weeks devoted to immigration and guns. A short-term deficit-trimming measure would once again delay the broad and onerous spending cuts that are unpopular with both political parties, underscoring the government’s difficulty adopting longterm budget policies. Obama conceded the problem, even though he has previously scoffed at temporary budget reprieves. “Let’s keep on chipping away at this problem together, as Democrats and Republicans, to give our workers and our businesses the support that they need to

thrive in the weeks and months ahead,” Obama said in a short statement in the White House briefing room. Illustrating the challenge for the government, the Congressional Budget Office said the government will run a $845 billion deficit this year. That’s down from last year’s $1.1 trillion but still high enough to require the government to borrow 24 cents of every dollar it spends. The report predicted the deficit would decline to $430 billion by 2015, the lowest since President George W. Bush’s last year in office. However, as more baby boomers retire and claim Medicare and Social Security, deficits would move higher and again reach near $1 trillion in the latter portion of the 10-year window. “We have a large budget imbalance. We have large projected deficits, debt that will remain at a historically high share of GDP and will be rising at the end of the coming decade,” said CBO director Douglas Elmendorf. “What that implies is that small changes in budget policy will not be sufficient to put the budget on a sustainable path.” The slight reduction in the projected

FBI: Ala. man engaged in ‘firefight’ with officers MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The man who held a 5-yearold boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring the property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, the other in a plastic pipe negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes Monday, said a law enforcement official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity. The bunker raid came six days after Dykes boarded a school bus, fatally shot the driver and abducted the boy, who by all accounts was unharmed. Dykes “reinforced the bunker against any attempted entry by law enforcement,” FBI Special Agent Jason Pack said in an email. The devices found were “disrupted,” Pack said, though he did not say whether that meant they were detonated or disarmed. Officers will continue into Wednesday to sweep the 100-acre property and when they finish, investigators can more thoroughly investigate, Pack said. For days, officers passed food, medicine, toys and other items into the bunker, which was similar to a tornado shelter and apparently had running water, heat and cable television. On Monday, authorities said Dykes had a gun and appeared increasingly agitated, though it’s unclear exactly how his behavior changed. Negotiations — the details of which have not been made public — were deteriorating. Agents stormed the bunker, whisking the boy to safety and leaving Dykes dead. The official who confirmed that officers killed Dykes requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. Neighbors said they heard what sounded like explosions and gunshots, though the FBI and local authorities would not confirm if shots were fired or explosives detonated. By all accounts, despite his ordeal, the 5-year-old appeared to be acting like a normal kid, people around him say. He was running around, playing with a toy dinosaur and other action figures, eating a turkey sandwich and watching “SpongeBob SquarePants,” relatives and Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said.

deficit for this year is due to anticipated higher revenue caused by a higher tax rate on top earners negotiated over the New Year’s holiday, the end of a temporary payroll tax cut, a slowly improving economy and a slower rate of growth for health care costs. Meanwhile Tuesday, on the House floor, Republicans took up legislation to require Obama to submit a budget that would balance within a decade or specify when it would come to balance. The move was more of an attempt at political messaging than legislation likely to become law. Obama was to have delivered his budget to Congress on Monday, but it’s not expected until next month. The automatic cuts Obama is seeking to avoid are part of a 10-year, $1 trillion deficit reduction plan that was supposed to spur Congress and the administration to act on long-term fiscal policies to stabilize the nation’s debt. Though Congress and the White House have agreed on about $2.5 trillion in cuts and higher taxes since the beginning of 2011, they have been unable to close the deal on their ultimate goal of reducing deficits by about $4 trillion over a decade.

Iran president visits Egypt CAIRO (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Cairo on Tuesday, the first by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, highlights efforts by Egypt’s Islamist leader to thaw long frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights. Although the official welcome was warm, there was unscripted discord from Sunni protesters angry over Iran’s support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as well as decades of sectarian animosity between Shiite-led Iran and the region’s Sunni majority. At one point, Ahmadinejad was forced to flee an ancient mosque in downtown Cairo after a Syrian protester took off his shoes and threw them at him. Later, anti-Iranian protesters raised their shoes up while blocking the main gates to AlAzhar, the Sunni world’s most prestigious religious institution, where Egypt’s most prominent cleric chided Ahmadinejad for interfering in the affairs of Sunni nations. The protests illustrate the limits to how far and how quickly Egypt’s Islamist Presi-

dent Mohammed Morsi can go in reaching out to Iran: His Sunni allies at home view mainly Shiite Iran as a bitter rival, and Cairo can’t afford to alienate Washington and Gulf Arab states who seek to isolate Tehran. The three-day visit, centered around an Islamic summit, was an attempt by Morsi to strike an independent foreign policy and reassert Egypt’s historic regional leadership role following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a close U.S. ally who shared Washington’s deep suspicions of Tehran. Such a visit by an Iranian leader would have been unthinkable under Mubarak. Morsi gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on the tarmac at Cairo airport, shaking his hand, hugging and exchanging a kiss on each check. The two leaders then sat down for a 20-minute talk that focused on the civil war in Syria, security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Iran is Damascus’ closest regional ally, while Egypt is among those that have called on Assad to step down.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Baby time for children 3 1/2 and younger and their mothers is at the A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie at 6:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. The group will provide information and support to ostomates and their families. For more information, call (937) 4404706. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

Thursday Morning • 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 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 (937) 440-4906. • New Bremen Public Library will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or or visit the website at • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts Tween Time for children in grades 3-5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Thursday Evening • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Babies, Books and Blocks for babies 12 months through 3 1/2 years and their parents or caregivers at 6 p.m. • The New Knoxville Public Library Book Club meets at the library at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Morning • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts Tales for Twos for children 24 months through 3 1/2 years and their parents or caregivers at 9:30 a.m. • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Preshcool Storytime for children 3 1/2-5 and their parents or caregivers, at 10:30 a.m.

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

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

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

Saturday Afternoon • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. Use the rear entrance. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., host the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets at 6 p.m. for a meal and wine tasting in Versailles. For information, call (419) 678-8691. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. For more information, call 497-7326. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

Sidney High School officers welcomed 40 new members during the recent induction ceremony and banquet held at the high school. Pictured left to right are Emily Hix (Treasurer), John Trygstad (Secretary), Morgan Smith (Vice-President), and Neal Dev (President).

Community Foundation adds Doerger, Smith to board Two men have joined the board of the Community Foundation of Shelby County, while two long-time trustees have retired from their positions. New trustees Jerry Doerger and Norm Smith, both of Sidney, were recently appointed to serve by Judge James Stevenson of the Shelby County Court of Common Pleas. Doerger is a retired senior financial executive, having served as vice president finance and chief financial officer, and vice president corporate development for several manufacturing/distribution companies in southwest Ohio. Prior to his work in industry, he was employed with an international accounting, tax, and consulting firm in Cincinnati. Doerger graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Business Adminwith a istration concentration in ac-

counting, and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the board of trustees of Wilson Memorial Hospital, Raise the Roof for the Arts, and Gateway Arts Council, where he has also served as treasurer, and a member of the executive committee and treasurer of the Shelby County Republican Central Committee. Doerger is a native of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Sidney and have six adult children. Retired Judge Norm Smith served as Shelby County common pleas judge in the probate/juvenile divisions for 18 years. He also served as the Shelby County prosecutor for four years and was in private practice for 22 years. Smith received his undergraduate degree in

Doerger Smith accounting from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He is a trustee of the Raeburn Barnes Trust, a board member of Shelby County CASA, and member of Sidney Rotary and the Knights of Columbus. He has served as campaign chairman for the Gateway Arts Council, is a past president of the Holy Angels Parish Council, and past president of the Shelby County Bar Association. He is a former board member of the Ohio Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Ohio Judicial Conference. He has coached both boys and

girls softball teams. A native of Tiffin, he and his wife, Jean, reside in Sidney and are the parents of six adult children. Retiring from the board are Dan Bensman of Anna and Bruce Boyd of Sidney. Bensman, an attorney who is a partner with Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, has served on the board since 2003. He is a past president of the board and continues to serve on the Investment Committee. Boyd is president and CEO of Amos Press Inc. and began serving on the board in 2000. He served as board treasurer and Investment Committee chairman. He will continue to serve as a member of the Investment Committee. The Community Foundation of Shelby County administers more than 120 charitable funds that annually award approximately $900,000 in grants and scholarships.

What is a fat separator? Dear Heloise: FAST FOOD I bought a fat Dear Heloise: It separator. My husband relooks like a cently stopped at measuring cup a fast-food with a plastic restaurant on the lid that has perway home from forated holes. work. He used How do I use it? the drive-thru inHints — Pam C. in stead of going infrom Virginia side to order. After pouring When he got Heloise your gravy into home, we discovthe separator, Heloise Cruse ered that several watch as the fat items were missrises to the top and the ing that had been paid gravy goes to the bottom. for. Of course he went You will be able to see the back to the restaurant, line separating the two but this wasted gas and once all the liquid settles. time. The lid with the holes is Since this has hapthe strainer portion of the pened numerous times, separator. Once the gravy my hint is to always park has settled, remove the the car and place your perforated lid and start order inside. You can pouring the gravy. The watch the order as it is cup is designed to allow placed in the bags, or at you to pour the gravy out, the very least check it bebut stop short of pouring fore leaving. It takes when you reach the fat more effort, but especially layer. if ordering for several Separators work be- people, it ensures that cause fat is less dense you get home with everyand always rises up, thing you wanted, and no whatever liquid it is. Fat one is left disappointed. separators are designed — Lydia P. in Ohio to separate fat from the COLLECTING gravy/liquid it is in, RECIPES therefore enabling you to Dear Heloise: I am an just pour off the desired avid recipe collector. I gravy. — Heloise have hundreds of recipes. WHOLE GRAIN I needed a way to sort Dear Heloise: I have a them and dispose of the simple question for you: unused ones. I came up What is whole grain? — A with a solution. In 2012, Reader, via email every time I clipped a Well, according to the new recipe, I made a Whole Grains Council, a mark with a pink highwhole grain can be any lighter on the corner of type of grain (corn, rice, the recipe card. In 2013, I wheat, oat, barley, etc.). plan to use a green highWhat actually makes the lighter. If I have not tried grain “whole” is keeping a new recipe in a year, 100 percent of the origi- then it is time to dispose nal grain seed/kernel as of it. The color-coding alit is found in nature. lows me to see how old These grains can be made the recipe is and clean into flour or eaten “whole, out old ones. — Ann M. in cracked, split or ground” San Antonio while still being considered “whole” because it has all its parts contained within the husk (the bran, germ and endosperm). — Heloise

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Where’s the mask? Franc D’Ambrosio, the performer who holds the record for the performances as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” performs in Versailles recently in a concert presented by the Darke County Center for the Arts. For photo reprints, visit

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2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup honey 1/2 tablespoon soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Della Shaffer

Tipp City Area Arts Council - Art for the Heart Saturday, Feb. 9, 9am - 4pm Sun or Snow! Zion Lutheran Church - 3rd and Main St, Tipp City Fine Quality Products By Area Artists - Painting, Ceramics, Weaving, Polymer Clay, Photography, Lapidary and More. Quality Lunch By “Sisters of the Skillet”.



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Friends of medicine sought for award COLUMBUS — The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is accepting nominations for its Friend of Family Medicine award. This annual award will recognize an elected official, member of the media (individual or organization), or community individual who has worked, been involved with, or reported on issues related to family medicine in Ohio. Nominees can include any Ohio elected official; Ohio media outlets; print and broadcast reporters, hosts, editors, and publishers for Ohio media outlets; freelance writers who have published in Ohio newspa-

pers or magazines; and community individuals who have had an important impact on family medicine issues. Any work, articles, or broadcasts that represent a nominee’s support of family medicine must have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. Anyone choosing to submit a nomination for the award must complete the Friend of Family Medicine award nomination form. The person making the nomination should include a copy of any articles, broadcasts (date and title of story that aired is sufficient), or other examples of work

that exhibit the nominee’s support of family medicine. To request a nomination form, contact the OAFP at (800) 742-7327 or send an email to The form also is available online at the website, -content/uploads/Friend _of_Family_Medicine_A ward_Nomination_Form .pdf. All nominations must be postmarked no later than April 5. The 2013 Friend of Family Medicine will be recognized during OAFP’s Academy Awards Dinner on Aug. 10, at Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin.

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TROY — Dr. Kelly Kohls, Springboro School Board and Ohio School Board Leadership Council president, will address members and guests of the Miami County Liberty Group on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Club 55, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Kohls and other Springboro School Board members have developed a philosophy and method of children-first budgeting. This is a zero-based budget process applied by Springboro schools that turned a projected $30 million deficit into a $10 million surplus with no additional burden on citizens’ property taxes. Kohls makes decisions based on the following core values: 1. Respect the community. The community supports the schools and values the education of their children. 2. Respect the student. Parents are the ultimate authority over their children. 3. Respect district workers. 4. Excellence in education. The results are evident in the school’s financial trajectory and the students’ academic achievement. Through the efforts of Kohls and others who assisted her, the citizens of Springboro learned that change can be accomplished in a district if residents come together and ask questions of the school board. The meeting is free and open to the public.

were 2,083 in November and 903 in December. • In November, 12 people requested information about Sidney after visiting the website or seeing a Visitors Bureau ad in one of several travel magazines. Six people requested information in December. The bureau is recruiting volunteers to assist with the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, which will have 2,500 cyclists visiting Sidney in June.

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Open wide Dr. Van Treese, of Sidney, checks the teeth of Kelsey Lane, 7, of Piqua, during Give Kids a Smile Day at Compassionate Care Friday. Kelsey is the daughter of Shawn Lane and Kelsey Perry.

UVMC renews OAFP membership for 13th year COLUMBUS — The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (OAFP Foundation) has announced Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, renewed its corporate membership for 2013. OAFP Foundation has been a recipient of corporate membership support from UVMC since 2001. This year, UVMC renewed its membership in conjunction with Premier Health Partners, which comprises Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County, and UVMC. Premier Health Partners is a system of providers which share the mission of building healthier communities with others who share a commitment to provide high quality, costcompetitive, patient centered health

care services. UVMC’s longstanding corporate support demonstrates its involvement, interest and commitment to the OAFP Foundation’s mission to improve and increase access to quality health care for all Ohioans by generating student interest in the specialty of family medicine. Support from Upper Valley Medical Center and other corporate

partners increases OAFP Foundation’s capacity to offer programs that not only encourage medical students to choose a career in family medicine, but provide immediate benefit to Ohio’s medical students, their future patients and the communities they serve — creating a healthier Ohio for all citizens today and for years to come, foundation representatives said.



Gateway Arts program sold out Gateway Arts Council has announced that its upcoming performance of “Ted Vigil – A Tribute to John Denver” is now sold out. In light of the rapid sale of Ted Vigil tickets, Gateway Arts Council encourages those interested in purchasing tickets to the April 14 performance of “Simply Sinatra” to do so early. Tickets to “Simply Sinatra” can be pur-

chased at Ron & Nita’s on the square, Gateway Arts Council, 216 North Miami Ave., or by calling 498-2787.

Russia library gets grant for activities RUSSIA — The Russia Library recently announced that it had received a $250 donation from the Versailles Savings and Loan Co. This donation will be used for programs, activities and crafts for children and adults.

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• The bureau’s website had 1,143 visits in November, down from 1,264 in November 2011, and 910 visits in December, down from 940 in 2011. • There were 2,299 page views in November; 2,002 in December. The 2011 figures for the same periods were 2,076 and 1,673, respectively. • Facebook views numbered 304 in November and 159 in December. In 2011, there


Jeff Raible, director of the Sidney Visitors Bureau, has reported the bureau has launched a website at new w w w. V i s i t S i d The site contains updated information, graphics, video, an interactive travel planning map, and events calendar. Raible reported the following statistics for the final months of 2012:


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Bon-Ton stores to raise money Life coach for heart health awareness offers services MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which includes Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, and Herberger’s Younkers stores, is working with the American Heart Association (AHA) during the month of February, American Heart Month. Through the relationship, Bon-Ton Stores has created the ‘Promise to Love Your Heart’ campaign, giving customers the ability to participate in raising heart health awareness. Bon-Ton will provide heart health tips, healthy recipes and a link to the AHA website on and on the Bon-Ton Facebook page. Bon-Ton Stores hopes to raise more than

$100,000 through the campaign to donate to AHA. There are four opportunities for consumers to get involved in supporting AHA at BonTon Stores nationwide and to promise to ‘Love their Hearts.’ During February, customers will be given the opportunity to purchase a $5 Community Day booklet and designate their donation to the AHA. Customers can also text “Heart” to 266866 to receive a $10 off $25 coupon and BonTon will contribute $1 to the cause for each text. On Facebook, fans of Bon-Ton can make a promise to ‘Love their Hearts’ to be entered to win a $100 gift card. One random, lucky winner will be chosen on each

Facebook page (Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers) at the end of the campaign. For each promise Bon-Ton will also contribute $1 plus an additional $1 for every user who shares their heart healthy promise on Facebook or Twitter up to $20,000 for donations driven by social media. On Twitter, for every follow and heart healthy retweet, Bon-Ton will donate $1 to the cause. Twitter users are also encouraged to use the hashtag #HeartMonth for the entire month of February. Brendan Hoffman, president and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.

said, “The American Heart Association is a terrific organization that helps raise awareness to combat heart disease. In working with the AHA, we hope to share valuable information to help people live a heart healthy lifestyle.” Kevin Harker, executive vice president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate, added, “We are so grateful to Bon-Ton Stores for their efforts to raise funds to support research and education on cardiovascular disease —America’s leading killer. Their leadership will help their associates and customers live longer, stronger lives, free from heart disease and stroke.”

WASHINGTON — The nation’s leading small business association, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), is offering national exposure, a $5,000 prize and oneyear memberships to small-business owners who submit a video detailing how they started their businesses. “Small business is the engine that powers the American economy, and small-business success

stories are powerful inspiration for future entrepreneurs,” said Mark Garzone, NFIB senior vice president of marketing. “We want to give small-business owners the chance to tell the world how they launched their business.” Throughout February, entrepreneurs can visit submit a video about how they built their business. Each week, a panel will pick

three winners who will have their video posted on and receive a free one-year membership to NFIB. At the end of four weeks, visitors will vote for their favorites from the 12 weekly winners, with the winning business owner receiving $5,000 cash. The contest is open to any independentlyowned business of less than 500 employees in-

corporated or organized in the United States. Entries will be judged based on creativity and originality. NFIB advocates for its small-business membership in Washington, D.C., and in every state capital. NFIB members also have exclusive access to business resources and member benefits on shipping, financial services, maintenance supplies, insurance and more.

Jessica Riesenbeck is a Master Certified Life Coach through Martha Beck Inc. As a life coach, Riesenbeck seeks to help passionate “inspired, people cultivate lives they cherish and can be proud of,” she said. “If you’ve been feeling stuck — wanting more out of your life, wondering if this is it or just plain unhappy, life coaching is something that can help you get on track,” she said. “This is a confidential space for you to share what is on your mind, question your thoughts and work through activities that

can help you move in the direction you’d like to go.” Riesenbeck offers individual life coaching sessions via telephone or in person. She also offers workshops at Harmony Farm in Tipp City. The next workshop is “Step Into Your Life: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Your Life,” which is March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Riesenbeck also has a Life Coach Tip of the Week on Hits 105.5 each Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. Those interested may visit for details and contact information.

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Fiber network upgraded LIMA — Independents Fiber Network, a Com Net Inc. (CNI) Company, announced recently that it has upgraded its GigE Plus Network with a second connection to Chicago, Ill. The new connection runs between the GigE Plus point-of-presence (PoP) at 535 Scherers Court, Columbus, and the INDATEL Services’ Ethernet Exchange PoP located at 350 E. Cermak St. in Chicago. The circuit allows Independents Fiber Network to provide its parent company, CNI, a direct peering relation-

ship with more than 20 Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) including Google, Netflix and YouTube. By having a direct peering relationship through the INDATEL Ethernet Exchange, Internet subscribers benefit through a high-speed, low-latency connection. This partnership between Independents Fiber Network and INDATEL, also, provides Independents Fiber Network the ability to deliver point-to-point connections to clients across North America. Director of Technical Operations at CNI,

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...............8.94 +0.08 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..44.87 +0.65 BP PLC ADR......44.20 +0.59 Citigroup ............42.92 +0.71 Emerson Elec. ....56.91 -0.58 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......11.39 +0.08 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...23.74 -0.08 Honda Motor .....38.02 +0.05 Ill. Toolworks .....62.84 +1.05 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....19.81 +0.47 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase48.79 +1.11 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........27.89 +0.22 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................4.45 +0.02

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........50.00 +0.68 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.94.91 +0.31 Radio Shack .........3.15 +0.03 Sherwin-Wllms 163.16 -0.08 Sprint ...................5.71 -0.03 Thor Industries..37.99 -1.81 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.49.96 -0.48 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......33.13 +0.17 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......41.33 +1.32 Walmart Stores .70.77 +1.14 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.10 -0.01 YUM! Brands.....62.08 -1.86 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........42.40 -0.19 Fifth Third ........16.51 +0.31 Peoples Bank .....10.00 0

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Aaron Holtz, said, “After visiting the INDATEL facility at the Cermak building last summer, we knew we had to be in there. Our requirements for Tier 1 bandwidth were ramping up quickly, and we felt the content peering that INDATEL offered would enhance our users experience by taking the traffic off of our Tier 1 and 2 Internet access connections and delivering it directly to the CDNs. Max Huffman (Executive Director/CCO of INDATEL), Corey Jensen (Operations Manager at VisionNet) and the rest of the group at INDATEL Services were great

to work with and their experience allowed for a quick and painless turnup. We saw benefits within the first few hours of activation. In fact, the new circuit has already been upgraded to keep pace with the increase of capacity to the CDNs. The relationship has also enhanced our ability to provide transport solutions to customer locations nationally and internationally.”

Bill Foster is returning to Re/Max ONE in Sidney. He will still be working with first-time buyers, commercial properties and residential for all customers. Foster received his Luxury Home Certification at a recent Re/Max Convention and hopes to celebrate Re/Max’s 40th anniversary in Las Vegas in February. Foster has been in real estate since 2000 and looks forward to getting back to work. For-

merly with Re/Max One for five years, Bill and his wife, Carole, moved to Georgia for her employment. Married for 26 years with two children, Andrea and Alex, and a granddaughter, Payton. Carole is a psychiatric nurse practitioner employed by Coleman Behavioral Health Care in Lima. Foster can be reached at the Re/Max One office at 497-7961 or (937) 7103343 or by email at

Drawing winners named Winners were recently announced for the monthly drawing. Vicki Gates, of Sidney, is the winner of the $20 gift certificate from the Ivy Garland. Sharen Lenhart, of Sidney, is the winner of a $20 gift certificate from the Spot Restaurant. Pamela Engle, of Sidney, is the winner of a $20 gift certificate from Ron & Nita’s. Linda Jackson, of Arcanum, is the winner of the $20 gift certificate from Wiford Jewelers. This month’s drawing is currently underway and features gift certificates from the following downtown Sidney businesses — The Ivy Garland, Ron & Nita’s, Wiford Jewelers, and the Spot Restaurant. Visitors can register now on the Downtown Sidney website at The local website is jointly sponsored by Downtown Sidney and the Downtown Business Association.

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Meyer named board president FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie Board of Education members held their organizational meeting naming Tony Meyer as this year’s president and held their regular meeting recently. During the organizational meeting, Meyer was elected along with Craig Rosengarten, who will serve as the vice president for 2013. Board members approved Advisory Committees for this year, including Meyer and Jim Maurer, buildings and grounds; Diane Pleiman and Meyer, finance; Maurer and Rosengarten, personnel, grievances and negotiations; Meyer and Jeff Larger, policy development; Meyer and Jeff Larger, transportation; Rosengarten and Maurer, technology committee; Rosengarten and Pleiman, curriculum; and Maurer and Pleiman, athletic council. Serving as 2013 Support Group Representatives will be Jeff Larger and Pleiman, A.C.E.; Rosengarten and Pleiman, Athletic Boosters; Meyer and Maurer, Music Boosters; Rosengarten and Maurer, G.Y.M., Inc.; Larger and Meyer, OSBA; and Larger and Meyer, Foundation. Meyer was elected to serve as the legislative liaison for the board as requested by the Ohio School Board Association. Superintendent Dan Holland was named as the school spokesman, or Maurer, if he is unavailable. Pepple and Waggoner have been retained as the Fort Loramie Schools law firm for legal consultation and negotiations on an as needed basis. They will be paid at an hourly rate. The board will continue to use the OSBA when possible regarding legal questions. When there are legal questions that cannot be answered by the OSBA, they will discuss the matter with the attorney on retention.

During the organizational meeting, the board approved the school treasurer to make payroll deductions from board members’ pay during 2013 for $200 per year or $50 per quarter for the Board of Education Scholarship and a donation of net pay to the district discretionary fund. The board appointed Holland as the board’s public record designee and approved the treasurer’s bond for one year, beginning July 1. The board set the regular meeting time one Monday per month at 7 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High School chorus room. During the regular board meeting, Fort Loramie Elementary School Principal Scott Rodeheffer told board members that the school will be departmentalizing in grades two and three next year. Rodeheffer said with the new standards in place, it is important for teachers to be able to learn and implement them. The board heard a report from the Junior/Senior High School and was told that the newly created dual enrollment classes in English 11 and New Technologies started this semester. There are currently 10 students enrolled in New Technologies, and the English 11 class has 27 students who applied. Dual enrollment allows the students to take college courses and receive instruction from high school teachers without leaving the school. The board was told that the staff and administration have two trips planned to St. Mary’s City Schools and to Minster Local Schools this month. The trips will allow the staff and administration to see block scheduling in action and will allow for discussion with teachers who operate under this type of schedule and look at data that supports that scheduling and its impact on test scores. It was reported that one of the key

elements of block scheduling is that it allows an intervention and enrichment period to provide the necessary support for students who might be struggling, and it will help students who are successful continue that success. Holland shared a thank you note to the board from Elizabeth Timmerman regarding the Board of Education scholarship. Holland reviewed the bus change requests for December. There were 180 requests with 14 days in session. The board was told that the December lunch room report showed a loss of $4,812.42. There was an average of 457 lunches served each day. The board approved donations including grass seed and fertilizer for the football field from the Athletic Boosters in the amount of $1,890; a scholarship donation from the Board of Education for $250; and a Discretionary Incentive Fund donation from the Board of Education for $127.84. The board approved the purchase of an 84 passenger school bus from Cardinal Bus Sales, Inc. that will be delivered after July 1. The cost of the bus is $91,537, and there will be an additional cost to equip the bus with a security and safety video system and a two way radio. The board approved the preschool class size waiver resolution. The waiver is necessary in order to add one special needs student to the current preschool in Fort Loramie. The board approved the removal of the existing track surface by Heiberger Paving Inc., at a cost of $11,900 and authorized the treasurer to transfer up to $2,149.58 from the general fund to the building fund to fund the project. The board approved a resolution authorizing Holland to accept resig-

nations when the board is not in session, which will be subject to board ratification. The board approved a resolution authorizing Holland to make offers of employment directly to candidates for teaching or nonteaching jobs when the board is not in session, and the board will later have to have a vote of ratification. The board took personnel action during the meeting, including approving an extended leave for Julie Goldschmidt as requested. The board approved supplemental contracts for cocurricular activities or extended service for the 2012-13 school year to Renee Arnold, Dual Enrollment Instructor, 50 percent, $234.88; Hayley Barhorst, junior high track, $1,252.68; Matthew Burgbacher, high school track assistant, 75 percent, $1,244.85; Deb Lear, Dual Enrollment instructor, $469.76; Christa Prenger, Dual Enrollment instructor, 50 percent, $234.88; Jason Shatto, high school track assistant, $1,847.70 and Daniel Thobe, high school track assistant, 75 percent; $1,526.71. The board approved the following actions: • Approved Thomas Wisener as substitute classified personnel for 2012-13 at the previously approved rate of pay. • Approved hiring two substitute teachers for the 2012-13 school year at a rate of $80 per day. • Approved hiring Dr. Michael Ballas as a track and tutor volunteer and Rick Scheer as a track volunteer. • Approved the track team to travel to Mad River Mountain on Feb. 2. • Approved the prekindergarten preparation class. The next regular meeting for the Board of Education is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High School choral room.

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Lincoln Day Dinner Shelby County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Chris Gibbs (left) talks with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman at the Shelby County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie Saturday. Portman was the featured speaker for the event. The dinner was well attended by local Republican leaders. For photo reprints, visit

Council adopts appropriations FORT LORAMIE — During its January meeting, Fort Loramie Village Council adopted 2013 appropriations totaling $3,125,411 and elected Steve Barhorst council president. Adopted as emergency legislation, the appropriations ordinance includes a $2,207,260 general fund, special revenue funds of $195,300 and enterprise funds totaling $722,840. Mayor Phil Eilerman announced one change in council committee assignments for 2013. Matt Hoying will replace Tim Boerger as Streets/Sanitation chairman. Other village council members are Don Gusching, Rick Meyer, and Adam Schmiesing. The planning commission, at its next meeting, will be reviewing two lot split requests, one involving a combination of lots to form two. No meeting date was given. Council also waived its three reading rule to adopt an ordinance approving and enacting American Legal Publishing’s Ohio Basic Code as the code of ordinances for the village. The clerk told council curbside recycling costs per household will re-

main at $2.10 per home per month in 2013. She said the average weight of recyclables collected monthly is 4,255 pounds, an increase of 67 pounds from last year. She also reported the state is auditing village records for 2011 and 2012 and said the village has qualified for Agreed Upon Procedures at a considerable savings of $9,000 from its last audit. Discussing repairs to the village bucket truck, council decided it would be in the village’s best interest to determine the cost of a used one. In the meantime, for safety issues, the village will contract with electrical vendors for work needed. Police Chief Steve Schaffner was asked to look into the use of engine brakes within the village and the possibility of installing a prohibiting sign. Council learned Gary Boerger, utilities superintendent, has obtained his Water Class I license and, following an executive session, approved a 50 cent hourly pay increase, retroactive to the issue of the license. Council’s next regular meeting will be Monday at 8 p.m.

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Police log TUESDAY -5:01 a.m.: theft. Randy Lambert, 433 N. Miami Ave., reported the theft of a cell phone valued at $55. MONDAY -6:55 p.m.: theft. Dawn Everett, 308 Monroe St., reported the theft of a cell phone and cover. Loss was set at $300. -12:03 p.m.: theft. A front end and axle were stolen from a 1949 Chevrolet owned by Douglas Townsend, 2182 N. Kuther Road. The theft occurred at 2060 Commerce Drive. -10:28 a.m.: juvenile problem. Sidney City Schools officials reported a problem with a juvenile at Northwood School, 1152 St. Marys Road. No other information was available. -7:04 a.m.: burglary. Robert Hull III, 811 N. Miami Ave., reported the theft of a Wii game systems, margarita maGuitar Hero chine, guitar, dishes, hammers, drills, picture station, DVD players, DVDs, jewelry, wire valued at $4,000 coffee makers and Ninetendo games in a case. Loss was set at more than $8,000. Officers arrested Dailan Day, 19, no address given, for burglary in connection with the thefts SUNDAY -11:42 p.m.: robbery. Amber K. Long, 811 Arrowhead Drive, reported a person stole $63 in cash from her. -11:29 p.m.: trespassing. Lyndal L. Stewart, 319 S. Wilkinson Ave., reported a person trespassing on his property. Police charged Amy L. Martin, 35, address not listed, with trespassing. -7:45 p.m.: criminal

COUNTY Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -1:59 p.m.: complaint. Deputies responded to a complaint at the Cooperative Learning Center, 315 W. Russell Road. -10:16 a.m.: sex offender check. Deputies conducted a sex offender check in the 500 block of Oak Avenue. They also conducted other sex offender checks in Sidney on Tuesday. MONDAY -10:46 p.m.: injury. Shelby County Sheriff ’s Deputy Brian Dotson was taken from the sheriff’s office to Wilson Memorial Hospital after he cut his thumb. -12:46 p.m: threats.: Deputies were called to Fairlawn High School, 18800 Johnston Road, on a report of threats or harassment. -11:43 a.m.: accident. A report of an accident with injuries was reported on Interstate 75 near Anna. Troopers from the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. -7:10 a.m.: accident. A car-bus accident was reported in the 18000 block of Southland Road. No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the vehicles. -1:21 a.m.: assistance. Deputies responded to a request from the Ohio State Highway Patrol to assist in a search along I-75 in

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RECORD damaging. Krystal E. Allspaw, 827 Arrowhead Drive, reported four tires on her car were slashed, causing $1,200 loss. -7:32 p.m.: theft. Devan P. Shade, 815 Ferree Place, reported someone entered vehicles and stole $7 in change. -12:05 p.m.: criminal damaging. Teri A. Ogle, 827 Arrowhead Drive, reported a tire on her car was damaged. Loss was set at $25. -3:41 a.m.: assault. Jonathan E. Duckro, 1510 Spruce Ave., reported he was assaulted. -2:20 a.m.: DWI. Police arrested Lewis C. Johnson, 31, and Dwight A. McNeal, 38, addresses not listed, at a traffic stop at Sixth Avenue and Willow Place. They were charged with driving while under the influence and obstructing official business. -12:41 a.m.: DUI. Officers arrested Patsy Love-Fogt, 54, no address given, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence following a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Michigan Street. SATURDAY -8:29 p.m.: juvenile problem. A North Ohio Avenue woman reported her son broke his house arrest and left without permission. -7:14 p.m.: theft. An employee of Speedway, 1515 N. Main Ave., reported the theft of an 18pack of beer. -3:07 p.m.: theft. Paul Anthony Wiseman, 612 N. Main Ave., reported the theft of a refrigerator valued at $60. -12:24 p.m.: assault. Kourtney C. Truax, 21, 950 Chestnut Ave., reported being assaulted at 309 1/2 S. Main Ave. -12:14 p.m.: criminal damaging. Derrick E. Moorehead Sr., 820 Michigan St., reported someone damaged the

gas cap of his truck while it was parked at the rear of his residence. Damage was set at $10. -10:46 a.m.: theft. Bradley Anderson Stangel, 827 Arrowhead Drive, reported the theft of $50. -5:11 a.m.: assault. Nicholas Inman, 28, 428 Folkerth Ave., Lot 132, was arrested for obstructing official business and resisting arrest after an incident at his residence. -3:42 a.m.: domestic violence. Amanda M. Weiler, 25, no address listed, was charged with assault after she allegedly assaulted Timothy Sapp, 1205 Hilltop Ave, Apt. B. The incident occurred at 128 Pomeroy Ave. -3:17 a.m.: juvenile arrested. Officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on charges of underage drinking and juvenile delinquency. The arrest was made in the 100 block of East North Street. FRIDAY -1:48 p.m.: assault. Police received a report that Jacob Stone, 23, 423 Jefferson St., was assaulted at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Miami Avenue. -5:06 p.m.: theft. Alice F. Long, 1624 Willow Place, reported diamond ring valued at $2,000 was taken by a person without her permission. -5:13 p.m.: theft. An employee of Dollar General, 166 W. Court St., reported a person stole a bottle of men’s cologne valued at $8. Investigation continues. -7:23 p.m.: machine entered. Roger Wooddell, of Woody’s Market, 674 Fair Road, reported someone cut the locks off the soft drink machine in front the store and took an estimated $200 in change. Damage to

the locks was set at $20. THURSDAY -1:01 p.m.: break-in. Police were called to 822 S. Ohio Ave., on a report of a break-in at a home owned by Fannie Mae mortgage company. Copper wiring valued at $250 was removed from the basement. A door was kicked in to gain entry. JAN. 30 -2:42 p.m.: theft. Vickie L. Turner, 227 Queen St., reported the theft of a bicycle pump from in front of her home. Loss was set at $25. -1:17 p.m.: identity theft. Amanda V. Vance, 632 Folkerth Ave., Lot 19, reported someone used her Social Security number to gain employment.

Accidents Kyle A. French, 30, of Findlay, was cited with failure to yield while turning left after an accident Jan 30 at 1:09 p.m. French was westbound on Michigan Street and attempted to turn left into a private driveway at 2221 Michigan St. His auto was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Lisa Marie Kinninger, 42, 614 Montrose Court. French was not injured. Kinninger was listed as possibly being injured. • Matthew Miller, 22, 9506 Riverview Place, was cited with failure to control and drunken driving after an accident Friday at 11:31 p.m. in the 200 block of North Walnut Avenue. Miller was driving northbound, turned left, and his auto struck a tree. Two passengers, Jordan Reedy, 23, 500 N. Vandemark Road, and Tommy D. Hopper, 23, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave.,

Lot 67, were injured. The rescue squad took them to Wilson Memorial Hospital. • A car hit another auto in the rear and left the scene of the crash Monday at 12:47 a.m. A car driven by Fali Deme, 53, 500 N. Vandemark Road, Apt. 66, was stopped at a stop sign on Russell Road at Vandemark Road when another westbound auto struck his car in the rear. The driver of that auto then drove away. • Ashley A. Thompson, 30, 2415 Alpine Court, was cited with failure to maintain an assured clear distance after an accident Thursday at 12:53 p.m. Thompson was westbound on Fair Road, approaching Vandemark Road, and struck in the rear a car that was stopped in traffic. The other auto was driven by Michael L. Miller, 56, of Union. • Kara K. Burns, 16, 655 Greenacre St., was cited with failure to yield after an accident Friday at 2:37 p.m. Burns drove from a driveway at Sidney High School onto Campbell Road. She attempted to cross traffic to get to Karen Avenue and her auto was struck by a car driven by Heather L. Russell, 20, 17519 Montra Road, Anna. • Sunday at 7:38 p.m., an accident occurred in which Jarrod Patrick, 18, 1818 Robert Place, was cited with failure to control. Patrick was eastbound on Robert Place when he tried to turn left in a circle drive in order to turn around. His auto slid on ice and snow and struck a parked auto. The parked auto was owned by Renee Spradlin, 1801 Robert Place.

• Police investigated a hit-skip accident in the 300 block of North Walnut Street Friday at 7:48 p.m. A car owned by Melissa Cooper, 318 Linden Ave., was parked on the street when an unknown vehicle struck the front of her car and left the scene. The car sustained front end damage, but was reported to be functional.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -2:07 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1000 block of Taft Street on a medical call. MONDAY -9:48 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1000 block of Broadway. -5:49 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters responded to 2115 Westminster Drive for a carbon monoxide investigation. It was a furnace problem. -3:46 p.m.: accident. Medics responded to an auto accident with injuries in the 900 block of Michigan Street. -1:24 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 600 block of Wilson Avenue. -11:47 a.m.: auto accident. Medics were called to an auto accident on Interstate 75 at the 90 mile marker. -6:56 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 2500 block of Kuther Road. SUNDAY -11:45 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 500 block of North Vandemark Road. -9:51 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 1500 block of East Court Street. -5:03 p.m.: auto accident. Medics were called to an auto accident at mile marker 92 on I-75.

RECORD Dinsmore Township. SUNDAY -11:43 p.m.: locked car. Deputies responded to the 5100 block of Dawson Road on a report of a person locking the keys in the car, with a 2-year-old child inside. -7:57 p.m.: domestic. Deputies were called to the 3000 block of State Route 48 on a report of a man got out of a vehicle during a domestic dispute with his wife. The Fort Jennings man, who was intoxicated, did not require medical treatment.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY — 5:12 a.m.: medical. The Houston Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 4000 block of State Route 66. MONDAY _2:42 p.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 200 block of East State Street, Botkins. —1:42 p.m.: medical. The Houston Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 1ooo0 block Millcreek Road. SUNDAY -11:24 p.m.: medical. The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 4700 block of Fort Loramie-Swanders Road. -7:24 p.m.: gas odor. The Houston Fire Department and Houston

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Rescue Squad responded to a residence in the 2600 block of State Route 66 on a report a gas odor in the home. The residents were out of the home when emergency crews arrived. -1:37 p.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 600 block of East Main Street in Anna.

Patrols A Sidney driver was injured when her vehicle struck a van before going off the highway and rolling over Monday at 11:40 a.m. at the Fair Road exit from Interstate 75. Troopers from the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report Sara Madalinski, 29, was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital by the Sidney Rescue Squad. Her condition was not available Tuesday evening. Brian Crilly, 38, Kansas City, Mo., was driving a van southbound on I-75 when he started to make a lane change and then stopped the change when he observed Madalinski’s PT

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WHITTIER FOURTH-GRADER Tania Johnson carries a section of the collective Northwood and Whittier Kindness Chain. Tania is the daughter of Tenisha Johnson.

Program spreads acts of kindness through Sidney City Schools At the recent boys basketball game against Wapakoneta, students, counselors and teachers from Northwood, Emerson, Longfellow and Whittier Elementary schools circled around the Sidney High School gymnasium during halftime, showcasing their Kindness Chain and Kindness Tree. Partnering with New Choices Inc., the family abuse shelter in Sidney, Sidney City Elementary schools have worked together on the theme of Acts of Kindness as their Bully Prevention Program. Students at Northwood and Whittier created Kindness Chains in which each link represents a specific act of kindness done by students. Students participated in “bucket fillers,” which is a concept used to encourage kind and considerate behavior and teaches the benefits of positive relationships. Students “fill buckets” in many ways, like helping out classmates, opening doors for others, using kind words, helping out at home, or doing something kind for a stranger. Paper links were used to record the acts of kindness and parents were encouraged to participate as well. Once links were completed, they were added to the chain. Northwood and Whittier’s chains were combined and wrapped the gymnasium more than 1 1/2 times. “It makes students more aware of their choices,” said first-grade teacher at Whittier, Amanda Albers, who went on to say that the program, “gives the kids an opportunity to find good in one another.” “It’s so easy to focus on the behaviors that need fixed, that we often forget to praise those simple acts that make our schools so great,” said Whittier counselor Matt Norviel. “Most of these acts were already going on around us, but the chain of kindness provides the school community with a tangible way to view and take pride in these behaviors we work to promote.” Longfellow students created the Kindness Tree, which replicates the

same idea as the chain. Students at Longfellow added a heart to the tree for every act of kindness. Emerson students started the year with the book “Juice Box Bully (Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others),” by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy. They plan to start their own Kindness Chain in February and March to keep the acts of kindness rolling. This program is modeled after the program Rachel’s Challenge, which was based on the principles of Rachel Joy Scott, the student who was first to lose her life during the 1999 Columbine shooting. After the shooting, her family found numerous quotes and messages she had written and found them so inspiring that they wanted to share them with others. Rachel had a theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same: “People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” The five basic rules of Rachel Scott were: 1. Always look for the best in others and eliminate your prejudice. 2. Dare to dream big, you never know what lies ahead. 3. Choose positive influences for your life and be one yourself. 4. Small acts of kindness reap huge results. 5. Start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. These schools are devoted to preventing violence and bullying engaged by youth and adults, and to spread kindness. The principals, teachers, staff and counselors believe that compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer; if we can just get one person to go out of their way to show compassion, it may start a chain reaction. The students who took part in this program challenge the people in the community to take part in acts of kindness just as they have to spread the message.

Post-secondary enrollment meeting set There will be a PostSecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) informational meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Sidney High School’s cafeteria. Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes will also be discussed at this time. This event is for students new to the programs only.

PSEOP allows students in grades 9-12 to take college classes on a college campus while still in high school. Dual Enrollment option allows students to earn college credit while attending classes at SHS. Students must meet certain criteria to participate, which will be dis-

cussed at the meeting. Interested students need to attend this meeting with a parent. Dated material with deadlines will be passed out to attendees. For further information, contact Sidney High School Guidance Counselor Barb Kerr at SHS by calling 4942080.

Edison schedules annual Career Expo PIQUA — Edison State Community College will host its annual Career Expo March 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua Main campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from manufacturing, business, financial services, health care, social services, retail and the armed forces will be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west-cen-

DR. WALthat you really LACE: I’m 16, care for him and my very much, but boyfriend is 17, that you are not and we have going to get inbeen dating volved in a sexsteadily for ual relationship. about four If he threatens months. I really to break up with like this guy. He ’Tween you, wish him has a super perin his quest 12 & 20 well sonality and is for another girlDr. Robert very popular. friend. I know Wallace Besides being this would be an very handsome, unwanted expehe is highly intelligent rience. Let’s hope he will gets excellent stay put! and grades in school. My problem is that I’m a virDR. WALLACE: Our gin and am not ready for father died about six a sexual relationship, months ago. He was but he is. Whenever we overweight and died at are alone, he really tries work from a massive to lay a guilt trip on me. heart attack. He was All I hear is that almost only 51 years old. The all couples have sex, so day they buried our fawhy shouldn’t we? As ther, our mother started you can tell, I really drinking to “forget” all don’t want him to break of her problems. She up with me, so what can was a social drinker beI tell him to get him to fore Dad died, but since back off? He said that 90 then, she drinks every percent of all high school day. females have engaged in My brother (age 16) sex and that I’m a prude. and I (age 17) think that Nameless, Fort she has become an alco— Worth, Tex. holic. We keep telling NAMELESS: First of mom that we need her all, your boyfriend needs and to stop drinking. She to be aware of the facts, says that she will, but so not fiction or wishful far she hasn’t. We are thinking. According to afraid that if she doesn’t TEEN Magazine, every stop drinking, she will teen is not doing it. In eventually die from alcofact, they say that 50 hol abuse. Mom says she percent of all girls who knows that alcohol is not graduate from high good for a person, but school are still virgins. that it will not kill her. Have a chat with your She also said that she boyfriend and tell him will definitely quit

drinking in a week. That was two weeks ago. Please help. Mom reads your column even when she is drinking. Deep down, I know she wants to stop drinking. — Nameless, Merrillville, Ind. NAMELESS: If indeed your mother is an alcoholic, it will be very difficult for her to overcome this addiction by herself. I’d recommend that you encourage her to contact Alcoholics Anonymous (look in the phone book for the nearest location). A teen program, Alateen, is also part of the AA family and is designed to help teens cope with alcoholic parents. Even if mom delays contacting AA, you and your brother can get involved with Alateen. Mom’s chances for successful treatment are much better since she is in the early stages of alcoholism. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

Trustees pick Schulze SWANDERS — The Franklin Township Trustees selected Roger Schulze to serve as chairman during their recent annual reorganization meeting. Alex Berner was chosen to be vice chairman. Mike Christman is the remaining trustee. Deb Bodenmiller is fiscal officer, and Jason Schaffner is the new zoning officer. James Myers is Franklin Township’s sexton for Pearl Cemetery. Call 4977899 with any questions.


The trustees voted to keep salaries the same as well as job duties. Charges for Pearl Cemetery will also remain the same for the year. The officers for the Board of Appeals are President Ned Davidson, Vice President John Huecker, Secretary Sue Howell, and members Charles Pence and Tom Curtner. The officers for the Zoning Board are President Bill Knasel, Vice President Jim Bertch,

Secretary Theresa Douglas, and members Jim McCracken and Libby Allison. For any zoning permits or questions, contact Jason Schaffner at (937)) 638-4257 or 4970933. Meetings for the Franklin Township Trustees will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Township Building at 11095 County Road 25S North, near Swanders.


Osgood • Due to the extremely low temperatures and wintry conditions, the Osgood recycling drive last Saturday was canceled. It has been rescheduled for this Saturday. In case this one is canceled, it will then be on the next scheduled drive. As usual, the event will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Newspapers, catalogs, magazines and cardboard that is tied up, in boxes or paper bags will be accepted. Cancellations are aired on WCSM 96.7FM or call Jude at (419) 582-2554 for more information.. • Winners at the Jan. 28 Osgood American Legion euchre tournament

tral Ohio residents. More 7856 or go online to than 500 job seekers are to attend this fair. free event that is open to the public. In addition, representatives from some of the area’s fouryear colleges and univer- More Than Just A sities will be present, Pain Phlebitis assisting students with Blood Clots Heaviness/Tiredness information on credit Ankle Sores Burning/Tingling transfers and various de/Ulcers Swelling/Throbbing gree programs. Bleeding Tender Veins For more information you have any of the above, on the 2012 Career thereIf are effective treatment options, Expo, contact Pamela covered by insurances. Gibellino at (937) 778-

were Irene Loctefeld, Bernadette Kemper, Elmer Rutschilling, Alan Gearhart, Leroy Ahrens, Jack Davis and Tom Poeppelman. • The Osgood Legion will sponsor a dance Feb. 16 with Fred Bruns providing the music. There will be square dancing. The dance will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. • Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13. The services for St. Nicholas/St. Louis churches are Wednesday at 8 a.m., the Liturgy of the Word at St. Nicholas; 6 p.m. Mass at St. Louis; and 8 p.m. Mass at St. Nicholas. • On Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., Dr. Jack Wood will speak on “The Five Steps to a Life-changing Lent.” This

will be at St. Louis Church. All are welcome to attend. • Ladies Day retreat with Jeanne Hunt will be in the St. Nicholas Church basement on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. She will focus on “M&M — Martha and Mary.” Women wishing to attend should sign up in the church entrances or call the pastoral office by March 3. A light breakfast and lunch will be included. • Some items were left behind at the parish dinner/dance, including a black coat, a scarf, child’s hat and tights, and a white shirt. Call Doris Schemmel at (419) 582-4551 to claim the items.

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Rare type of amnesia explained “Hollywood” amDEAR DR. nesia, where peoROACH: I’m conple can’t cern that my husremember who band might have they are, transient transient global global amnesia is amnesia. I accia loss of recent dentally found a memories — the note that his depast day, month or ceased wife left, which stated that To your occasionally even longer. But it lasts he had this. Could good a short time and is you explain to me what this condihealth unlikely to recur. It does not lead to tion is, and is Dr. Keith Alzheimer’s. there some kind Roach Transient of test to determine if he really has this global amnesia is a much condition? Can it be cor- less common cause of rected, or will it lead to abrupt memory loss than Alzheimer’s disease? other neurologic condiWhat should I look for, tion, especially stroke or and how can I help him? epilepsy, both of which Anything you can tell me can cause similar sympwill help relieve some of toms. So, anyone with sudden memory loss my anxiety. — J.A.C. ANSWER: Transient needs urgent evaluation global amnesia is a fairly to look for these and other rare neurologic condition neurologic conditions. Even though transient whose name tells what you need to know: It is global amnesia is very “transient,” lasting less scary when it happens, it than 24 hours; “global,” is a benign condition in meaning it affects your hindsight. Unfortunately, entire memory; and “am- it doesn’t protect you nesia,” meaning you lose against ALSO getting memory loss, your memories. Unlike other

stroke much longer. Keeping up with your activities and staying in DEAR DR. ROACH: contact with close friends I am an 87-year-old WWII and relatives is very imveteran, in fairly good portant. Normal grieving health, play golf twice a can turn to pathologic deweek and have good blood pression, so stay in touch pressure. I lost my wife of with your doctor to see if 66 years in September. you may need treatment Our family doctor gave for depression. All sleeping pills can me alprazolam for stress and depression. I am not be habit-forming. All taking this very often medications can have side anymore. I still have trou- effects. The biggest conble sleeping. He has put cern about long-term use me on 10 mg zolpidem. of sleeping pills are falls, They help me for exactly which can be very serious five hours, which helps. I for someone in his 80s. am concerned about how There is also evidence long I can take this with- that with long-term use, out it becoming habit- they increase the risk of forming or experiencing car accidents. I would recommend any side effects. Do you have anything else that going to every other day would help me get a good on the zolpidem right away, then gradually night’s sleep? — G.R. ANSWER: Mourning take them away comis normal after the death pletely. Sleep hygiene techof a spouse. Mourning can have many of the same niques are very imporsymptoms of depression, tant. Avoid television or including sleep distur- bright lights before bed. bances. These typically Don’t lie in bed for a prolast six months, but some longed time when you people have problems for know you won’t sleep.

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Feb. 6, 1913 The Twigs were entertained at the home of Mrs. C.C. Marshall last evening, celebrating the anniversary of the club. The leading feature of the evening was the music by the Dutch Band in costume, recognizing the club studying German this year. The members of the band were Mrs. W.C. Horr, drum major, Miss Julia Smith, trombone, Mrs. S.D. McCullogh, trap drums, Miss Odette Herzstam, flute, Miss Elizabeth Foster, tenor drum, and Mrs. C.C. Marshall, piano. ––––– The supply of natural gas went down last evening and again this morning, greatly to the inconvenience of people who rely on natural gas for lighting, heating and power purposes. This is as usual when cold weather comes the supply gives out, but bills at the end of the month are plenty big just the same.

75 years Feb. 6, 1938 Before the largest crowd ever reported to have jammed Memorial hall at Lima for an athletic event, four Shelby county golden glove boys survived the elimination rounds of the Second Ohio district Golden Glove tourney in the city last night. As a result of their showing, Eugene Friesthaler, in the class: heavyweight Ralph Bolin, middleweight: Earl McClintock, lightweight, and Jack Leatherman, welterweight will return to Lima next week for the finals. ––––– Mrs. M.V. Loudenback was elected president of the Junior Shakespeare club to serve for the next year at the luncheon meeting yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. O.R. Kerr on South Ohio avenue. Mrs. William Milligan was elected to the office of secretary and Mrs. Fred C. Dull, treasurer.

50 years Feb. 6, 1963 John Lester Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore, R.R. 1, Quincy has been nominated by U.S. Sen. Stephen M. Young as one of the alternates for appointment to the Air Force Academy, for the class entering in June. ––––– The importance of making improvements in the county home for the aged was stressed by Roger Elsass, County commissioner, in a talk at the Monday noon meeting of the Rotary Club. The present structure was built in 1886 and at that time the use

was on a different basis than it is today. Elsass pointed out that 52 per cent of the present residents pay all or part of their living expenses. There are 60 people in residence there at the present time. ––––– Miss Dixie Jorita Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nelson, R.R. 5, Sidney, was recently pledged to Alpha Gamma Delta Society at Ohio State University. She is a freshman majoring in Home Economics and is Chaplain of her pledge class.

25 years Feb. 6, 1988 Tonight at the Sidney High gym, the Lady Jackets find out if Tecumseh is for real or just a pretender to the throne as the two powerhouses collide in the game that will determine the conference champion. If Sidney wins, the Lady Jackets will clinch an outright tittle for the fifth time in the last six years. If Tecumseh wins, the two teams will be tied with one game remaining, Sidney’s at Greenville and Tecumseh’s at Vandalia. ––––– JACKSON CENTER — Thomas Woodruff has friends in California, Georgia, Michigan, even in Italy. No, Woodruff is not a globetrotting traveler. He’s made his friends by exchanging letters with a number of people for many years. The tie that bonds Woodruff and his friends is a love of automobiles. Woodruff, 45, 107 Island Ave, has been an unabashed car lover-particularly of model cars-since he was in his teens. ––––– Five Shelby County high school students participated in the Sidney Rotary Club’s annual Four-Way Speech Contest, with Sidney High School junior, Nancy Schurr the winning speaker. Tom Froning, a junior from Lehman High School, was runner-up. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

Couple’s lack of intimacy is relationship’s only flaw DEAR ABBY: have a great relaMy boyfriend and tionship. We I have been seeing haven’t had a sineach other for gle fight, but it about a year. He hurts my feelings was a virgin when that he doesn’t we met. Three want to have sex months into the with me anymore. relationship we What’s the soluhad sex. I am 18 tion to our probDear and he is 21. lem? — TEEN IN Abby We used to ST. GEORGE, Abigail have sex often, UTAH but now he is Van Buren DEAR TEEN: completely uninHave a frank, terested in anything sex- non-confrontational talk ual. I feel like he isn’t with your boyfriend and attracted to me anymore, ask him what has although I haven’t changed. It may be that changed much since we the novelty wore off. He started dating. may have a low sex drive, Other than sex, we or he may be interested in

women only as friends. But you will never know until you ask him. When you do, let him know that whatever his answer is, you care about him and you hope he feels the same way about you. DEAR ABBY: My 31year-old daughter, “Layla,” is beautiful, accomplished and earns a good living. She has a lot of friends and always has a boyfriend. She has had both long-term and shortterm relationships. Layla isn’t married and hopes to meet the right person. I’m very anxious about it, but this is her life

and her choice. People constantly ask, “How’s your daughter? Is she seeing anyone?” And when I meet someone for the first time who asks about my children, the second question they ask is, “Is she married?” (They don’t ask that about my son.) This is painful for me. What should I say in response to this omnipresent question? — LAYLA’S MOM DEAR MOM: All you have to do is smile and say: “My daughter is single, loves her job and is quite successful. Now tell me about YOUR children.”

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Anna survives Russia upset bid 54-49 Lady Rockets clinch share of County title with victory RUSSIA — As expected, County leader Anna had its hands full with the Russia Lady Raiders Tuesday night, but survived the upset bid by a 54-49 final. The win clinched at least a share of the County champioship for the Lady Rockets, who are now 11-0 in the league and 16-4 overall. The win also sets up the big showdown Thursday night at Anna against Fort Loramie. A win by Anna gives the Lady Rockets an outright league title. A Loramie win would leave the two teams sharing the crown. Anna never trailed after the first basket of the game, but could never put the Lady Raiders away. Anna opened the lead to nine at one point in the third quarter, but the Lady Raiders refused to go away. By the end of the period, Russia had cut the lead to 3937 and had a chance to tie going into the fourth. But two free throws with :01 left missed their mark. Russia scored first in the final period to tie the game up, but Anna scored the next four points.And after a Shana Meyer free throw, Natalie Billing’s stickback made it 45-40. Claudia Monnin converted a three-point play, however, and the lead was never more than four until the final basket of the game at the buzzer. Erica Huber, who led all

scorers with 21, hit two free throws with :40 left to make it 51-47, and Russia could get no closer than three after that. Billing added 10 for Anna and Kayla Blankenship and Cayla Bensman nine each. Kylie Wilson had 14 to lead Russia and Maggie Kearns and Claudia Monnin 10 each. Anna (54) Huber 5-8-21; A. Bensman 0-2-2; Blankenship 3-3-9; Billing 4-2-10; C. Bensman 4-0-9; Rioch 1-1-3. Totals: 17-16-54. Russia (39) Monnin 3-3-10; Borchers 2-1-5; Wilson 5-4-14; Kearns 5-0-10; Sherman 0-1-1; Meyer 1-1-3; Daniel 3-0-6. Totals: 19-10-49. Score by quarters: Anna .............................13 28 39 54 Russia ...........................13 24 37 49 Three-pointers: Anna 4 (Huber 3, C. Bensman); Russia 1 (Monnin). Records: Anna 16-4, Russia 13-8.


Botkins wins over Sidney BOTKINS — Botkins overcame poor free throw shooting in the final period to pull out a 56-53 victory over the Sidney Lady Jackets in non-league girls basketball action at Botkins Monday. The win puts the Lady Trojans at 11-10 on the season and drops Sidney to 11-9. Sidney is back in action tonight at home against Troy. The game was tight throughout, but the Lady TroSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg jans had to rally back from a ANNA’S KAYLA Blankenship (green) wrestles with Claudia Monnin of Russia for control of the 30-24 deficit at the half. ball in County girls basketball action at Russia Tuesday night. Anna avoided an upset at the See ANNA/Page 14 hands of the Lady Raiders, winning by five.

Russia, Loramie win titles Fort Loramie and Russia are champions of the County junior high girls basketball tournaments, which concluded Monday night.

7th grade Fort Loramie edged Anna 33-29 to capture the 7th grade tournament championship in action at Anna. The Junior Lady Redskins finished the season with a 153 record and avenged their only County loss of the season to Anna, which also finished 15-3. Anna was 6-0 in league games during the regular season and Loramie 5-1. Abby Holthaus had 12 points and Hattie Meyer 11 for Fort Loramie. Anna got 10 points from Abby Gaydosh and eight from Macy Richard.

8th grade Russia prevented Fort Loramie from sweeping the tournament titles, defeating the Lady Redskins in a two-overtime thriller, 37-29. Russia finished the season with a 15-3 record, including 4-2 in County games. Fort Loramie wound up 126 and 5-1. SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg Maria Herron had 12 and ANNA’S MACKENZIE Scully (20) and Fort Loramie’s Brooke Maddie Borchers 11 to lead Raterman fight for a rebound during the County 7th grade girls Russia to the win. Sara Stang tournament championship Monday at Anna. Fort Loramie won had eight and Rayan Frey the game 33-29. seven for Fort Loramie.

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Cardinals’ ace Carpenter likely out for 2013 season ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Carpenter, one of the best clutch pitchers in the storied history of the St. Louis Cardinals, may have thrown his final pitch. General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny announced Tuesday that Carpenter almost certainly won’t pitch in 2013 and that his starcrossed career is probaover after a bly recurrence of a nerve injury that cost him most of last season. Carpenter did not attend, and Mozeliak said the emotions for the 37-year-old are still too raw. Retirement isn’t official yet. Carpenter plans to seek further medical evaluation. But Mozeliak seemed resigned to losing him. “He’s leaving the door slightly open, but it’s unlikely,” Mozeliak said of Carpenter’s return. Carpenter’s career numbers don’t reflect his value to the team. He is 144-94 with a 3.76 ERA in a career that began in Toronto in 1997. He spent six seasons with the Blue Jays and nine in St. Louis. He won the 2005 NL Cy Young Award, going 21-5 with a 2.83 ERA, and was second in 2009 after going 17-4 with a 2.24 ERA. More telling are his postseason results, including a 10-4 record and 3.00 ERA in 18 starts. There were the eight innings of threehit shutout baseball in a Game 3 World Series win over Detroit in 2006, a series the Cardinals won in five games; a 1-0 shutout to beat Roy Halladay in Philadelphia in the deciding game of the 2011 NL division series; and the gutty Game 7 World win Series-clinching

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IN THIS Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter sits in the dugout after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. Carpenter is unlikely to pitch for the Cardinals this season and his career may be over because of a nerve injury that kept him out most of last year, general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday. over Texas on three days’ rest in 2011. His career is all the more remarkable considering the amount of time he spent on the disabled list due to various shoulder, elbow and nerve injuries. He missed most of 2002, all of 2003, most of 2007 and 2008, and then last year’s season that was limited to three regular-season starts. Carpenter phoned Mozeliak on Friday and told him that after trying to throw off a mound, the nerve injury was back, this time including numbness in his right arm, even bruising on his shoulder and hand. “After speaking with

him on the phone you certainly get a sense that he’s more concerned about life after baseball,” Mozeliak said. The stunning news spread quickly. Third baseman David Freese tweeted: “Carp. 1 of the best teammates around. Heck of a competitor, impeccable leader. Passion for the game & to win, cant top. (hash)ace.” Carpenter was a clubhouse force, a no-nonsense presence who set an example of grit and toughness. Consider 2012: He was written off as lost for the season after the nerve injury first emerged during spring training. But in July, Carpenter

ANNA They came out in the third quarter and outscored Sidney 19-14 to cut the lead to 44-43 going into the final period. And despite hitting just 3-for-12 from the line in the fourth quarter, the Lady Trojans were able to pull it out. Logan Pitts came up big for Botkins, pouring in 24 points, including eight in the final period. Rachel Kramer had 14 and Claire McCullough added 11 for Botkins. Sidney was again led by Konner Harris, who drained six more threepointers and finished with 25 points. Monique Hanayik added 11 for the Lady Jackets. “We had a tough time defending Logan Pitts,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “Foul trouble and poor rebounding really hurt us. Konner had a great night and had an open look with eight seconds left to tie. But it wouldn’t fall.” Pitts had a double-

had radical surgery that included removal of a rib, and it worked — he pitched three games down the stretch to help St. Louis earn the final NL wild card spot. He beat Washington in the division series but was 02 in the NL championship series against eventual World Series winner San Francisco, the velocity and command not up to his normal standard. “I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed a better competitor than Chris, and also leader,” said a former Matheny, catcher and teammate of Carpenter’s before his current role as manager. Mozeliak agreed. “When he was healthy he was one of the best,” Mozeliak said. “He was blessed with talent but he also worked extremely hard. When I think back over the last 10 to 15 years here in St. Louis he was one of those guys who just helped create the model of success. He left nothing to chance.” Carpenter’s contract calls for a $12.5 million salary this year, of which $2 million is deferred without interest and is to be paid in $200,000 installments each July 1 from 2017-26. As recently as the Cardinals’ annual fan gathering in mid-January, Carpenter was saying he was healthy and eager to pitch in 2013. Mozeliak said Carpenter tried throwing from a mound perhaps three times before calling him, emotionally saying he didn’t think he could pitch. “He felt to some degree he was letting us down,” Mozeliak said. “I assured him nothing was further from the truth.”

From Page 13 double, adding 12 rebounds. Sidney had two starters foul out in Aaliyah Wise and Sylvia Hudson. Sidney (53) Davis 1-2-4; Harris 8-3-25; Hanayik 3-4-11; Elmore 1-1-3; Wise 1-0-4; Hudson 2-2-6. Totals: 17-12-53. Botkins (56) Koch 2-0-4; McCullough 42-11; Kramer 6-2-14; Bergman 1-1-3; Pitts 9-6-24. Totals: 2211-56. Score by quarters: Sidney ................15 30 44 53 Botkins.................9 24 43 56 Three-pointers: Sidney 7 (Harris 6, Hanayik); Botkins 1 (McCullough. Records: Botkins 11-10, Sidney 11-9. Reserve score: Botkins 39, Sidney 38.


Fairlawn falls to Waynesfield WAYNESFIELD — Fairlawn dropped to 219 on the year after a 6241 road loss to Waynesfield Monday. Kelsey Oates led Fairlawn with 13 and Haley Slonkosky added 12. Olivia Cummings chipped in nine.

0-13; Roe 1-1-3; Driskell 1-0-2; Gold 1-0-2; Cummings 4-0-9. Totals: 16-4-41. Waynesfield (62) Pattn 12-5-31; Wilcox 3-0-6; Haas 3-2-8; Shepherd 2-0-4; Watts 4-0-8; Stevens 2-1-5. Totals: 26-8-62. Score by quarters: Fairlawn.............12 24 32 41 Waynesfield........19 38 58 62 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 5 (Oates 3, Cummings, Slonkosky); Waynesfield 2 (Patton 2). Records: Fairlawn 2-19.


New Knoxville whips Houston HOUSTON — New Knoxville jumped to a 21-9 lead after one quarter and went on to a 5735 victory over Houston in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday. New Knoxville goes to 17-3 on the year and drops Houston to 9-12. New Knoxville rang up nine three-pointers in the game. Haley Horstman had three on her way to 23 points for the Lady Rangers. Meg Reineke added 11 points.

New Knoxville (57) Horstman 10-0-23; Greer 1Fairlawn (41) Slonkosky 4-3-12; Oates 5- 0-3; Schroer 1-0-3; Brower 1-03; Magoto 2-0-5; Reineke 4-1-11; Lammers 2-1-5; Lehman 2-0-4. Totals: 23-2-57.

Houston (35) Phipps 0-1-1; Maier 3-0-8; A. Stang 1-0-2; Cox 0-2-2; Booher 2-0-4; M. Stang 6-0-12; Winner 2-2-6. Totals: 14-5-35. Score by quarters: NK ......................21 28 47 57 Houston................9 17 26 35 Three-pointers: NK 9 (Horstman 3, Reineke 2, Greer, Schroer, Brower, Magoto); Houston 2 (Maier 2). Records: NK 17-3, Houston 9-12. Reserve score: Houston 26, Botkins 25 , OT.

for the Junior Raiders. Joe Cummings and Owen Michaels had seven apiece for Anna. In the other semifinals, Fairlawn routed Fort Loramie 44-23 behind 25 points from Nathan Lessing. The championship game will be Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Russia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov

Sidney K of C holds free throw contest Garrett 11-year-old: Prenger 12-year-old: John Cianciolo 13-year-old: Derek Ruhenkamp 14-year-old: Paul Kindig Girls winners 10-year-old: Cheyanne Bolden 11-year-old: Faith Nicole Bender 12-year-old: Hollie Voisard 13-year-old: Sofia Martinez Boys winners 14-year-old: Sarah Fes10-year-old: Aidan Reichert enmyer

The Sidney Knights of Columbus Council No. 659 held its annual Council Free Throw Contest at Lehman High School recently for boys and girls ages 10 through 14. The winners advance to the district contest at Holy Angels on Sunday. The results are as follows:

Russia boys down Lehman in JC freshman tournament JACKSON CENTER — The Russia freshman boys basketball team defeated Lehman 56-34 in the opening round of the Jackson Center Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament Monday. The Raiders are 17-1. Connor Monnin had 13, Josh York 10 and Jonah Counts nine for the Raiders. Pickerel and Monnin had six apiece for

Lehman. In other first-round games, Anna defeated Fairlawn, Houston won over Fort Loramie 45-41 and Jackson Center edged Botkins 46-42. The semifinals are set for Saturday. Anna takes on Fort Loramie at 9 a.m., followed by Russia playing Jackson Center. The championship game is scheduled for 6:45 on Feb. 11.

Basketball tickets on sale Tickets are or will be school hours on Thurson sale for upcoming day and Friday. high school basketball Tickets are $6 for games. adults and $4 for students, and all tickets at Fairlawn Fairlawn is now sell- the door will be $6. ing tickets for the girls Minster sectional tournament Minster is selling game on Feb. 19 at Sid- tickets for the boys basney at 7:30. ketball games at ColdAll tickets are $6 in water Friday and St. advance and will be Marys Saturday. available until 3:30 the The tickets will be day of the game. sold from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Friday at the eleNew Knoxville New Knoxville will be mentary, and from 8:15 selling tickets for Fri- to 3:30 Friday at the day’s boys basketball high school. Prices are $6 for game at Fort Recovery. The tickets will be on adults and $4 for stusale in the high school dents, and all tickets at office during regular the gate will be $6.

Bremen boys nominated NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen boys basketball team has been nominated for Team of the Week on the JJ website. New Bremen went on the road Friday and upset No. 1-ranked St. Henry, then beat Botkins on Saturday to raise its

record to 15-3. The teams nominated include Bremen, Springboro, Tri-Village, Ironton and Columbus Hartley. Those interested in backing the Cardinals can vote online, once from each computer. The deadline for voting is Thursday at 1 p.m.

Houston seeking VB coach

HOUSTON — Houston High School is looking for candidates to fill Lady Cavs no the position of varsity match for T-V volleyball coach for next Lehman was no season. match for Tri-Village in Anyone interested girls basketball action Tuesday at Lehman, losing 84-39. Lehman is now 5-16 and Tri-Village 19-1. For Lehman, Allie Hall had 11 points. ——

should contact athletic director Jim Gooding at 295-3010, ext. 2006 or email him at The deadline for applying is Feb. 20.

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Tri-Village (84) Brown 2, Collins 4, Mikesell 1, Falknor 12, Richards 31, Thomas 19, Ferris 4, Bruner 10. Lehman (39) Harrelson 7, Smith 9, Kronenbberger 5, Jones 5, Lee 2, Hall 11. Score by quarters: T-V ......................19 41 66 84 Lehman ..............13 24 32 39 Three-pointers: T-V 10 (Richards 5, Thomas 2, Bruner 2, Falknor); Lehman 1 (Smith). Records: Lehman 5-16, Tri-Village 19-1.

Russia, Fairlawn to meet in 8th grade tourney finals Blue Jackets lose 4-2 RUSSIA — The championship game is set for the County 8th grade boys basketball tournaments as a result of semifinal action Tuesday night at Russia High School. Russia beat Anna 3825 in one semifinal, with Ethan Monnier scoring 11 and Drew Poling 10

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Browns could learn from 49ers, Ravens BY JEFF SCHUDEL AP Exchange Super Bowl XLVII today has the potential to be a very exciting football game matching two well-coached teams featuring dynamic offensive stars and hard-hitting, wise and athletic defensive players. For Browns fans, though, the 47th edition of the game in which their team has never played could be agonizing to watch. I see the Ravens earning their second Vince Lombardi Trophy, 12 years after winning their first, by beating the 49ers, 27-21. Unlike when they hammered the Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV, this time around no Browns remain on the team, although several remain in the front office. And fans can take some solace in this: The Browns never had a

chance to draft Joe Flacco, the Ravens quarterback and my pick for Super Bowl MVP. Usually they pass up great quarterbacks. Butch Davis took Kellen Winslow Jr. instead of Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. A year later, former general manager Phil Savage selected Braylon Edwards instead of Aaron Rodgers. The Browns did not have a first-round pick in 2008 because Cowowner/general boys manager Jerry Jones swindled Savage out of the Browns’ secondround pick in 2007 and first-round pick in 2008 for the Cowboys’ firstround pick in 2007. Savage used that pick on Brady Quinn. We’ll just let that go as a prime example of why the Browns lost 11 or more games each of the last five years. But even if the Browns had held their 2008 first-round pick,

Flacco would have been gone before they were on the clock. The Ravens picked Flacco 18th. The Browns were 10-6 in 2007 and would have picked 22nd in 2008. The Cowboys used that pick on running back Felix Jones. Flacco has proven he is an elite quarterback. His team knocked off Peyton Manning and the Broncos plus Tom Brady and the Patriots, both on the road, to get to the Super Bowl. Taking nothing away from the 49ers, but they had an easier path to New Orleans. They beat the Packers at home and the Falcons in Atlanta. The Falcons nearly lost to Seattle the week before they collapsed in the second half against the 49ers. Flacco is excellent in the clutch. His fourthquarter passer rating of 103.1 in 2012 was fourth behind Jay Cutler of the Bears, Rodgers of the

Packers and Manning. Flacco completed 62 of 99 fourth quarter passes for 796 yards and five touchdowns. importantly, Most Flacco did not throw an interception in the fourth quarter in the regular season and he did not throw an interception in either playoff game. He threw six touchdown passes in two playoff games — two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter in the Ravens’ AFC championship victory over New England. The downside to the Ravens winning is having to endure more “candid” shots of Ray Lewis kissing the grass and crying, hugging teammates and crying, hugging opponents and hugging himself and crying. If Flacco isn‚Äôt the MVP, the new car could go to Lewis just for sentimental reasons. However it unfolds,

the Super Bowl will showcase just how far the Browns have to go to be true contenders in the AFC North, not to mention in the entire NFL. The Ravens and 49ers attack offensively. The Browns were passive with the ball in 2012, as the numbers reflect. The Ravens were inside the 20-yard-line 49 times and scored 27 red zone touchdowns. The 49ers were in the red zone 55 times and came up with 28 touchdowns. The Browns were in the red zone 39 times and managed only 17 touchdowns. Only Oakland, Arizona and Kansas City had a worse touchdown percentage than the Browns‚Äô 43.6 success rate. Coach Rob Chudzinski vows the Browns will attack on offense and defense under his leadership. The Ravens and 49ers will show how it’s done.

Rucker released The Browns’ switch on defense started with Frostee Rucker being shifted out the door. Rucker was released by Cleveland on Monday, the first major move as the Browns change from a 4-3 defense to a multifront system under new coach Rob Chudzinski and coordinator Ray Horton. A top free-agent signing by Cleveland last year, Rucker started all 16 games and finished with 48 tackles and four sacks in his one season with the Browns. Rucker made $6 million last season and $2 million of his $2.5 million contract for 2013 would have been guaranteed if he was still on the roster Wednesday, according to a report by The 29-year-old Rucker spent six seasons with Cincinnati before signing last March with Cleveland.

SCOREBOARD High school High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball Troy at Sidney Wrestling State Team Tournament Sidney at Oregon Clay —— THURSDAY Girls basketball Fort Loramie at Anna Fairlawn at Jackson Center Houston at Botkins Riverside at Northeastern New Bremen at Marion Local Fort Recovery at New Knoxville Coldwater at Minster —— FRIDAY Boys basketball Sidney at Troy Anna at Lehman Russia at Houston New Knoxville at Fort Recovery Minster at Coldwater Delphos St. John’s at Versailles Marion Local at New Bremen Botkins at Fairlawn Christian Academy at Dayton Temple Girls basketball Christian Academy at Dayton Temple —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Sidney at Greenville Lehman at Bradford Anna at Minster Versailles at Jackson Center St. Henry at Fort Loramie Boys basketball Bethel at Lehman Houston at Riverside Minster at St. Marys Versailles at Ansonia Celina at New Bremen Waynesfield at Botkins Jackson Center at Lima Temple Fort Loramie at Day. Jefferson Covington at Anna Bowling Sidney boys at GWOC Postseason —— SUNDAY Bowling Sidney girls at GWOC Postseason

BASKETBALL High school rankings High school basketball State rankings By Associated Press BOYS How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fifth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cols. Northland (22) . . . . . 19-0 220 2, Cin. Walnut Hills (1) . . . . . 17-1 179 3, Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 177 4, Westerville N.. . . . . . . . . . . 16-1 142 5, Tol. St. John’s . . . . . . . . . . . 15-3 122 6, Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 92 7, Cin. Moeller . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-2 76 8, Cle. St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . 12-3 64 9, Tol. Cent. Cath. . . . . . . . . . 13-2 59 10, Tol. Whitmer . . . . . . . . . . 13-4 47 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Wayne 20. DIVISION II 1, Thurgood Marshall (22). . . . . 17-1 229 2, Cols. Watterson . . . . . . . . . 15-1 176 3, Cols. Brookhaven (1) . . . . . 16-2 165 4, Trotwood-Madison . . . . . . . 15-2 138 T5, St. Clairsville. . . . . . . . . . 14-1 103 T5, Day. Dunbar. . . . . . . . . . . 15-4 103 7, Canton South . . . . . . . . . . . 16-2 91 8, Kettering Alter. . . . . . . . . . 14-3 79 9, Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 49

32 10, Akr. SVSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tontogany Otsego 24. 12, Vincent Warren 21. 13, Granville 13. 13, Lima Bath 13. DIVISION III 1, Cin. Sum. Country Day (14) 17-1 217 2, Lima Cent. Cath. (4) . . . . . 17-1 197 156 3, Findlay Liberty-Benton (2) 16-1 4, Ottawa-Glandorf . . . . . . . . 15-2 124 5, Bloom-Carroll . . . . . . . . . . 17-1 117 6, Ironton (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2 115 86 7, St. Bernard Roger Bacon (1)16-3 85 8, Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 38 9, Oak Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-3 10, VERSAILLES . . . . . . . . 14-3 27 DIVISIN IV 190 1, Cle. VASJ (11) . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 184 2, Tri-Village (9). . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 3, Bristol (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 139 130 4, Cols. Africentric . . . . . . . . . 16-2 111 5, Old Fort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-1 6, St. Henry (1). . . . . . . . . . . . 15-3 110 88 7, Richmond Hts. . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 8, Ft. Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-2 74 68 9, Newark Cath.. . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 61 10, Tol. Christian . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, NEW BREMEN 26. 12, Edgerton 15. 13, Beaver Eastern 13. 14, Convoy Crestview 12. —— GIRLS How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the fifth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 176 1, Twinsburg (8). . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 2, Kettering Fairmont (8) . . . 17-1 173 165 3, Centerville (5) . . . . . . . . . . 19-1 135 4, Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-1 5, Reynoldsburg . . . . . . . . . . . 18-2 117 84 6, Wadsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-2 68 7, Solon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-4 68 7, Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . . . 16-1 63 9, Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-2 10, Perrysburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-1 40 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, N. Can. Hoover 13. 12, Cle. St. Joseph 12. DIVISION II 195 1, Millersburg W. Holmes (12) . 18-0 2, Clyde (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 178 132 3, Oxford Talawanda (2) . . . . 19-0 4, Jackson (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 115 5, Geneva (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-1 98 92 6, Hathaway Brown (3) . . . . . 14-5 7, Bellbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-2 82 8, Kettering Alter. . . . . . . . . . 16-3 54 54 8, Tol. Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-3 10, Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2 51 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Celina 24. 12, Canfield 18. 13, Beloit W. Branch 15. 13, Akr. Hoban 15. DIVISION III 1, Smithville (16) . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 201 2, Archbold (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-1 147 140 3, Proctorville Fairland (1) . . 17-0 4, Richwood N. Union (1). . . . 19-1 116 5, Orrville (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-2 99 6, Cols. Africentric . . . . . . . . . 17-5 96 7, Gates Mills Gilmour . . . . . 16-2 71 8, Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-1 63 9, Miami East . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-1 38 10, VERSAILLES . . . . . . . . 16-3 34 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Beverly Ft. Frye 24. 12, ANNA 18. 13, Middletown Madison 16. 14, Collins Western Reserve 13. DIVISION IV 1, Ottoville (19) . . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 207 2, Berlin Hiland (1) . . . . . . . . 15-2 177 3, Tri-Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-1 142 4, FORT LORAMIE . . . . . . 15-2 129 5, Hamler Patrick Henry. . . . 17-1 106 6, Newark Cath.. . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 97 7, Bridgeport . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-1 75 8, N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge (1) . 17-2 62 9, Zanesville Rosecrans . . . . . 19-1 56 10, New Riegel . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-2 21 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Reedsville Eastern 19.

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The Men’s Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 3 1. Indiana (58) . . . . . . . 20-2 1,615 4 2. Florida (7) . . . . . . . . . 18-2 1,536 3. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 1,490 1 4. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-2 1,413 5 2 5. Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . 19-2 1,350 6. Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . 21-2 1,249 7 8 7. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . 19-2 1,248 14 8. Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-3 1,132 6 9. Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . 18-3 1,091 10. OHIO STATE . . . . 17-4 1,033 11 12 11. Louisville. . . . . . . . . 18-4 1,018 12. Michigan St. . . . . . . 18-4 994 13 782 18 13. Kansas St. . . . . . . . . 17-4 774 9 14. Butler . . . . . . . . . . . 18-4 660 20 15. New Mexico. . . . . . . 19-3 578 21 16. Creighton . . . . . . . . 20-3 17. CINCINNATI . . . . 18-4 552 24 454 23 18. Minnesota . . . . . . . . 17-5 19. Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . 18-4 390 10 364 — 20. Georgetown . . . . . . . 16-4 245 17 21. Missouri . . . . . . . . . 16-5 235 — 22. Oklahoma St. . . . . . 15-5 207 — 23. Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . 18-5 24. Marquette . . . . . . . . 15-5 137 25 132 — 25. Notre Dame. . . . . . . 18-4 Others receiving votes: Mississippi 75, NC State 64, Colorado St. 49, Wichita St. 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary's (Cal) 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego St. 17, UNLV 13, Saint Louis 8, UCLA 8, VCU 8, Akron 4, Virginia 4, UConn 2, Belmont 1. —— USA Today Men’s Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today men's college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 3, points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 766 3 1. Indiana (25) . . . . . . . 20-2 742 4 2. Florida (6) . . . . . . . . . 18-2 690 2 3. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 4. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-2 683 5 5. Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . 19-2 654 1 6. Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . 21-2 614 7 7. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 601 8 8. Michigan State . . . . . 18-4 518 9 9. Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . 18-3 514 6 10. OHIO STATE . . . . 17-4 502 11 11. Miami . . . . . . . . . . . 17-3 485 15 470 13 12. Louisville. . . . . . . . . 18-4 369 17 13. Creighton . . . . . . . . 20-3 325 10 14. Butler . . . . . . . . . . . 18-4 314 21 15. Kansas State. . . . . . 17-4 295 22 16. New Mexico. . . . . . . 19-3 265 23 17. CINCINNATI . . . . 18-4 194 24 18. Minnesota . . . . . . . . 17-5 179 12 19. Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . 18-4 20. Missouri . . . . . . . . . 16-5 143 18 21. Georgetown . . . . . . . 16-4 138 — 22. Wichita State . . . . . 19-4 83 14 23. Mississippi . . . . . . . 17-4 69 16 24. Oklahoma State . . . 15-5 57 — 25. Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . 18-5 54 — 25. San Diego State . . . 16-5 54 20 Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 47, Colorado State 38, Marquette 38, VCU 33, Wisconsin 25, N.C. State 24, Memphis 19, Saint Mary's 18, Southern Miss. 13, UNLV 12, Belmont 7, Louisiana Tech 6, Kentucky 4, Middle Tennessee 4, UCLA 4, Akron 2, Oklahoma 2, Saint Louis 1. —— The Women's Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (37) . . . . . . . . 20-1 997 1

955 2 2. Notre Dame. . . . . . . . 20-1 3. UConn (3) . . . . . . . . . 20-1 928 3 862 4 4. Stanford . . . . . . . . . . 20-2 5. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-1 845 5 6. California . . . . . . . . . 19-2 807 6 753 10 7. Maryland. . . . . . . . . . 18-3 8. Penn St.. . . . . . . . . . . 17-3 642 7 9. Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . 19-3 632 13 630 8 10. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . 19-3 553 12 11. Louisville. . . . . . . . . 19-4 12. Tennessee . . . . . . . . 17-5 512 9 13. Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . 18-3 502 14 497 16 14. Texas A&M . . . . . . . 17-5 15. South Carolina . . . . 19-3 480 15 16. North Carolina . . . . 20-3 458 11 409 18 17. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . 17-4 397 17 18. DAYTON . . . . . . . . 19-1 19. Florida St. . . . . . . . . 18-4 223 20 205 25 20. Delaware . . . . . . . . . 18-3 21. Colorado . . . . . . . . . 16-5 162 22 128 19 22. Oklahoma St. . . . . . 15-5 127 21 23. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . 16-5 80 — 24. Syracuse . . . . . . . . . 18-3 71 23 25. Iowa St. . . . . . . . . . . 15-5 Others receiving votes: Green Bay 31, Nebraska 20, West Virginia 20, Michigan St. 19, Michigan 13, TOLEDO 11, Kansas 7, UTEP 5, Villanova 4, Washington 4, Miami 2, Middle Tennessee 2, Pacific 2, SMU 2, Creighton 1, Iowa 1, Wyoming 1.

NBA standings National Basketball Association The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB — New York . . . . . . . . . . 31 15 .674 Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . 28 19 .596 3½ Boston. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 23 .511 7½ Philadelphia . . . . . . . . 21 26 .447 10½ Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 31 .354 15 Southeast Division Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 14 .689 — Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 20 .565 5½ Orlando. . . . . . . . . . . . 14 34 .292 18½ 20 Washington . . . . . . . . 12 35 .255 21 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 11 36 .234 Central Division — Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 19 .604 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 19 .604 — 3 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . 25 21 .543 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 31 .367 11½ 15 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . 14 34 .292 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L San Antonio . . . . . . . . 38 11 .776 — Memphis. . . . . . . . . . . 30 16 .652 6½ Houston . . . . . . . . . . . 26 23 .531 12 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 28 .417 17½ New Orleans. . . . . . . . 15 33 .313 22½ Northwest Division — Oklahoma City . . . . . . 36 12 .750 Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 18 .625 6 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 22 .551 9½ Portland . . . . . . . . . . . 25 23 .521 11 Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . 18 27 .400 16½ Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . 34 16 .680 — Golden State. . . . . . . . 30 17 .638 2½ L.A. Lakers. . . . . . . . . 22 26 .458 11 Sacramento . . . . . . . . 17 33 .340 17 Phoenix. . . . . . . . . . . . 16 32 .333 17 Monday's Games Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61 Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Indiana 111, Chicago 101 New York 99, Detroit 85 Miami 99, Charlotte 94 Portland 100, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91 Utah 98, Sacramento 91, OT Tuesday's Games Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. Wednesday's Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m.

Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Thursday's Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL standings National Hockey League The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPW L OT PtsGF GA Pittsburgh . . . . . . 9 6 3 0 12 30 22 New Jersey . . . . . 8 4 1 3 11 20 19 N.Y. Islanders . . . 8 4 3 1 9 27 26 N.Y. Rangers . . . . 8 4 4 0 8 19 22 Philadelphia . . . . 9 3 6 0 6 21 26 Northeast Division Boston . . . . . . . . . 8 6 1 1 13 24 19 Montreal . . . . . . . 8 6 2 0 12 26 17 Ottawa . . . . . . . . . 9 5 3 1 11 25 16 Toronto. . . . . . . . . 9 4 5 0 8 22 27 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . 9 3 5 1 7 27 33 Southeast Division Tampa Bay . . . . . 8 6 2 0 12 39 21 Carolina . . . . . . . . 8 4 4 0 8 22 24 Winnipeg . . . . . . . 8 3 4 1 7 24 32 Florida . . . . . . . . . 8 3 5 0 6 20 30 Washington . . . . . 9 2 6 1 5 21 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GPW L OT PtsGF GA Chicago . . . . . . . . 9 7 0 2 16 28 20 St. Louis. . . . . . . . 8 6 2 0 12 31 19 Detroit . . . . . . . . . 8 4 3 1 9 22 24 Nashville . . . . . . . 8 3 2 3 9 14 20 Columbus. . . . . . . 9 3 5 1 7 18 28 Northwest Division Vancouver . . . . . . 9 5 2 2 12 24 22 Edmonton . . . . . . 9 4 3 2 10 22 24 Minnesota . . . . . . 9 4 4 1 9 21 24 Colorado. . . . . . . . 9 4 5 0 8 21 23 Calgary . . . . . . . . 6 1 3 2 4 16 24 Pacific Division San Jose. . . . . . . . 9 7 1 1 15 31 16 Anaheim . . . . . . . 8 6 1 1 13 29 23 Phoenix . . . . . . . . 10 4 4 2 10 29 27 Dallas . . . . . . . . . 10 4 5 1 9 20 25 Los Angeles . . . . . 7 2 3 2 6 16 23 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday's Games Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday's Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

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101 years old: Jackson Center woman recalls life on the farm BY ELAINE SCHWELLER-SNYDER JACKSON CENTER — The dining room at Wapakoneta Manor was full of balloons, flowers, food, and family members of all ages. Lucille Klopfenstein, 101 years young, was the reason for the celebration. Wearing a bright red sweatshirt adorned with white snowmen who proclaimed, “It’s snow wonder I love my grandkids,” Klopfenstein seemed unimpressed by all the fuss being made over her latest birthday. As each great-grandchild came over for a hug, there was some guesswork in determining their names and identities, but Klopfenstein soon figured it all out. As the parade ended, she looked around at the crowd and said, “Did I make all of you?” From the laughter, it was obvious that Klopfenstein is indeed the beloved matriarch of this family. Klopfenstein grew up on a farm in Jackson Center. The youngest of nine, she loved fishing, picking mushrooms in the woods, and ice-skating on Indian Lake. “We would go out at midnight and collect nightcrawlers,” she said. “The catfish loved them.” Klopfenstein left for nursing school at Cleveland City Hospital, but the journey from Shelby County to the big city was not to be. Returning to Jackson Center, she and Roy Klopfenstein married and raised their two sons, George and David, back on the farm. They raised corn, soybeans and wheat, and had chickens and a few milk cows. A diminutive woman, Klopfenstein worked the fields right along with her husband. “It was hard work,” she said. “I ran the tractor and the hay baler, but I couldn’t even stand on the tongue of the wagon and see into the bin.” They sold their eggs at

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LUCILLE KLOPFENSTEIN visits with some of her offspring at her 101st birthday. Seated (l-r) are granddaughter Dawn Bailey, Lucille Klopfenstein and granddaughter Lynda Keith. Standing (l-r) are granddaughter Cheri Geise, son George Klopfenstein and grandson Ron Klopfenstein. the market in town. “I went out to the barn to kill a chicken for frying,” she said. “I kept track of how many I had killed by making a mark on the wall. One day I counted and there were 70 marks!” She also made her own noodles and was known for her hickory nut cake and molasses cookies. The recipe for those molasses cookies has been passed down through the generations and heartshaped molasses cookies were featured at the birthday party, along with fried chicken, slaw, baked beans and cherry pie. Granddaughter Dawn Bailey brought a large set of jingle bells attached to a leather strap, the

kind that would wrap around a horse. She laid the beautiful bells in front of her grandmother alongside the other gifts. Klopfenstein wiped a few tears from her eyes as she remembered a time long ago. “I always knew when Roy was coming in with the horses because those bells would jingle,” she said. In an instant, she collected herself and burst into song. Her rendition of “Jingle Bells” quickly morphed into “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and the party had begun. After Roy died in 1987, Klopfenstein continued to live on the farm but hired sharecroppers to do the work

until five years ago when she moved to Wapakoneta Manor. The farm remains in the family, now co-owned by three of her six grandchildren, and one of those families farms the land. Keeping the farm tradition alive, several of her 13 great-grandchildren are now involved in 4-H activities. Asked for the secret of her longevity, Klopfenstein said, “I never had much time to think about it. Most of my friends are gone, but I guess the good Lord still needs me to be here.” Then glancing at her doting granddaughters, she said, “My one friend lived to be 104, so I guess you will have to put up with me for a long time yet.”

Both SHS Mock Trial teams advance The Sidney High School Mock Trial continued its winning ways on Friday by advancing both of its teams to regional competition. “More than 400 teams compete at the district level and only about one in three teams advance to regional competition. That both SHS teams advanced is a true testament to the depth and talent of our program” remarked adviser Brett Bickel. Shelby County hosted the district competition for the first time since 2006 with six teams competing: three from Bellefontaine High School, two from SHS, and Lehman Catholic High School. The district competition was hosted by the Shelby County Bar Association and teams used the Juvenile, Common Pleas and Municipal courts to make their arguments as Sidney attorneys and judges acted as presiding and scoring judges. Bickel noted, “We really appreciate all the help from the Bar Association to volunteer their time to adjudicate the trials. It makes great impression on our students when Judges Stevenson, Goettemoeller and Zimmerman give up their entire day to preside over a mock trial.” Each team competes in two trials and must win both to advance. Best attorney and best witness are awarded at each trial. Sidney’s Team Gold (varsity) defeated two Bellefontaine teams and won the best attorney and best witness award in both trials. Best attorney was Dustin Lorenzo, and best witness was David Young. The second trial best attorney was won by Sam Richards and best witness was Ann Imke. Sidney’s Team Black (junior varsity) defeated a Bellefontaine team and defeated Lehman to earn all four awards. Ardy Li was chosen as best

“Tim is passionate about the law and is a great teacher of the law,” Bickel said. “Tim challenges our kids to think and debate the legal issues; the success of our program is based on Tim’s hours of volunteer service to SHS kids and the Mock Trial Program.” The case the teams argued was state of Ohio v. Dakota Allen: A high school sophomore is suspected of setting a fire at the school that resulted in the death of a maintenance worker. The police then engage in a lengthy interrogation process that involves driving to the scene of the crime and the victim’s home, as well as various interrogation techniques. Late in the day, the defenattorney in both trials, and Jaclyn Cov- dant makes a statement claiming responsibility for the fire and is ington and Chloe Heins each won best subsequently charged with murder and witness. “We have advanced to regional com- arson. However, the defendant later recants the confession. The defendant has petition in three of the last four years and both teams made it to regionals but alleged that the statements were imwe have not been to the state competi- properly coerced by the police in violation of the Fifth and 14th Amendments tion since 2009; these teams are comand filed a motion to suppress. mitted to earn a state berth,” Bickel The Ohio Center for Law-Related said. Education designs programs to assist If either team should make it to the state competition, it would be Sidney’s teachers in teaching students about government, citizenship, and the law. 10th appearance at the state level. The center is sponsored by the “This level of success makes SHS’s Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio State Mock Trial program one of the top 20Bar Association, the American Civil 30 schools in the state,” stated Bickel. Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, Regional competition will be held and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Feb. 22 at a location to be announced. In addition, the Ohio Mock Trial compeThe Sidney High’s Mock Trial protition is made possible, in part, by a gram started in 1991 and since then grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundathe Yellow Jackets have earned nine tion. state competition berths and four topTeam Gold consists of attorneys Sam 10 finishes, including a state runner-up finish in 2005. Sidney has advanced to Richards and Dustin Lorenzo. Witnesses are Ann Imke, David Young, at least regional competition eight of Sam Fogt and Anthony Bermand. Team the last nine years. Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell is Black is led by attorneys Ardy Li and Brittany Hayslett. Witnesses are Carrie the legal adviser for the SHS program Stratton, Eli Graham, Chloe Heins and and is now in his 11th year with the Jaclyn Covington. program.

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The Crash of the USS Shenandoah The USS Shenandoah was the first of four rigid airships (blimps) built for the United States Navy. Assembled in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1922-23, it was 680 feet long and weighed 36 tons. Its top speed was 70 miles per hour, with a range of 5,000 miles. Christened on October 10, 1923 by Mrs. Edwin Denby, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, the Shenandoah was commissioned on the same day. The Shenandoah was built of an alloy of aluminum and copper known as duralumin. It was filled with helium rather than hydrogen. (The Hindenburg, an airship that had exploded 12 years before, had been filled with explosive hydrogen.) The Shenandoah was designed for fleet reconnaissance and discussed as a possibility for Arctic exploration, but soon after its commissioning, the Shenandoah was damaged when it was torn from its mooring mast in a storm. Its nose had to be repaired. It wasn’t until the following October that the Shenandoah did any serious flying—from Lakehurst to California, becoming the first rigid airship to fly across North America. Because airship technology was new and the cost of the airships had to be justified to taxpayers, the government decided that the Shenandoah would make a promotional flight to the Midwest, flying over 40 cities and visiting state fairs. While passing through thunderstorms over Cambridge, Ohio, early on the morning of September 3, 1925, the airship, under command of Commander Zachary Landsdowne, a native of Greenville, Ohio, began to be buffeted by heavy turbulence. Suddenly, it rose uncontrollably, then it quickly plunged downward, caught by a downdraft. The airship, standing almost on its tail, started to spin and began to come apart. The tail section drifted toward the town of Ava, caught on a tree and dumped out four crewmen, who survived. The tail broke loose again and settled on the ground, where 18 crewmen stepped out from the wreckage unhurt. The front section flew on for another 12 miles before it floated to earth on the Ernest Nichols farm. Another six men walked out of that part of the wreckage. Landsdowne and eleven men who stayed with him in the control car were killed on impact. Another 29 men in the interior of the ship survived.

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Words to Know: exploration reconnaissance mooring mast alloy technology airship turbulence commissioned For Discussion: 1. Blimps move slowly. Why would they be desirable for reconnaisance and exploration? 2. Do you think having the Shenandoah go on a promotional flight would have helped convince taxpayers that they were a good thing? Why or why not? 3. Science and technology helped make the Shenendoah safer. What one large safety decision made the biggest difference?

Newspaper Activity: Newspapers report on accidents, disasters, and tragedies every day. No one likes to see such news reported, but it is important to do so. Count the number of accidents reported in your paper for one week. What criteria would you use to rate them?

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CEMETERY PLOTS @ Forest Hill. 6 separate plots in old section, lot 52 front. $400 per plot. (703)250-5720 GUNS & AMMO, Shotgun, 12ga pump, Lightweight, 30 inch barrel, full choke, Marlin nice gun, perfect for home protection or hunting $225, Ammo, .223, 7.62x39, 30-30, 3 0 0 6 , 22LR-22mag-22-250, .308, 7.62x54. PRICES REDUCED!!! Call (937)698-6362 Chuck

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000158 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. John Dicke aka John D. Dicke, et al., Defendant 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 Wednesday, the 20th day of February, 2013 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Being Lot Numbered Eighteen (18) in Bennett's Addition to said City of Sidney in Section Twenty-Five (25), Township Eight (8), Range Six (6) East. Said Premises Located at 112 W Bennett Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $42,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2359200

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NO. 12CV000071 (FORECLOSURE) THE STATE OF OHIO, SHELBY COUNTY. WWR #10092623 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, N.A., Plaintiff vs. ANGELA E. MAYSE, et al., Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 20th day of February, 2013, at 10:00, the following described real estate to-wit: Situate in the Village of Jackson Center, in the County of Shelby, and the State of Ohio: Being Lot Number 48 in Jackson’s First Subdivision to the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, as set forth in Plat Book 5, Page 30 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel Number 20-06-15-253-014 Said Premises located at 210 Robb Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Said Premises appraised at $39,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds that amount. Terms of sale: 10% of the purchase price down the date of sale with the remaining balance to be paid within thirty days from the date of sale. Anne M. Smith (0042139) Attorney for the Plaintiff Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2359357

BOXER PUPPIES, 2 males 3 females ready now. Call, text or email for more details, $150, (937)621-1172. WESTIE PUPPIES, 2 males, 16 weeks old, shots and wormed. $175. Call or text (937)658-4267 AMMO, 223, Ar's, Aks, (419)204-4401

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SHERIFF`S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NO.: 12CV000238 Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff vs. Rickey D. Poppe, et al., Defendants COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO: In pursuance of an Order of Sale to me directed from said Court in the above entitled action, I offer for sale at public auction, to be held on the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. of said day, the following described premises: A copy of the complete legal description can be obtained at the Shelby County Recorder's Office, OR Volume ***, Page Said Premises Located at 14991 Charm Hill Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 APPRAISED AT: $150,000.00 TERMS OF SALE: TEN PERCENT (10%) OF SHERIFF'S APPRAISAL DOWN AT THE TIME OF SALE. BALANCE TO BE PAID WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS. ANY SUM NOT PAID WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN PERCENT (10.00%) PER ANNUM FROM THE DATE OF SALE. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio CARLISLE, McNELLIE & RINI CO., L.P.A. By: Richard J. Feuerman Attorney for Plaintiff 24755 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 200 Cleveland, Ohio 44122 (216) 360-7200 Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2361085

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000330 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Paolina T. Quafisi aka Paolina Quafisi, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 216 Oak Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point 13.76 feet south of the northwest corner of Inlot 1925 in the City of Sidney, in said County and State aforesaid; Thence South 42 feet; Thence East parallel with the north line of said inlot 38 feet; Thence North parallel with the west line of said inlot 42 feet; Thence West parallel with the south line of said Inlot 38 feet to the place of beginning. Parcel No: 01-18-36-128-012 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 1070, Page 207 Said Premises Located at 216 Oak Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $6,000 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 Jennifer N. Heller, Attorney Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2359961

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000200 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. U.S. Bank National Association, Plaintiff vs. Phillip E. Taylor, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 533 Kossuth Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, IN THE COUNTY OF SHELBY AND THE STATE OF OHIO: BEING TWENTY-THREE AND SEVEN TENTHS (23.7) FEET OFF THE EAST SIDE OF LOT NUMBER EIGHTEEN (18) IN JOHNSTON ANNEX NUMBER ONE TO SAID CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO AS RECORDED IN LARGE PLAT BOOK NO. 3, PAGE 9 OF THE RECORDS OF PLATS OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO. ALSO, ALL OF LOT NUMBER SEVENTEEN (17) JOHNSTON ANNEX AS SHOWN BY THE PLAT RECORDED IN LARGE PLAT NO. 3, PAGE 9 OF THE REOCRDS OF PLATS OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Parcel No: 01-19-30-154-007 and 01-19-30-154-008 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 370, Page 352 Said Premises Located at 533 Kossuth Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $27,000 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 Jennifer A. Baughman, Attorney Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2359966

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000360 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff vs. Melissa McClain, et al., Defendant 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 Wednesday, the 27th day of February, 2013 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being Inlot Number Three Hundred Fourteen (314) in said City of Sidney, Ohio, together with all the right, title and interest, either by deed, grant, prescription, sufferance or usage in and to a right-of-way to and from the said premises over and across the adjoining properties of Inlots No. 315, 316 and 317 in said City of Sidney, Ohio, and being the same premises conveyed by deed recorded in Volume 146, Page 293, of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 131 North Walnut Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $87,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Angela D. Kirk, Attorney Feb. 6, 13, 20 2361208

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000182 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Albert L. Taylor, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 433 East Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 27, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situate in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby, and State of Ohio: Being Lot number twenty-six undred ninety-three (2693) int he Ferris Elliott Subdivision to the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No: 01-18-25-226-005 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1370, page 101 Said Premises Located at 433 East Russell Road, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $45,000 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 Channing L. Ulbrich, Attorney Feb. 6, 13, 20

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PUBLIC NOTICE 1/31/2013 Issuance of Draft Air Pollution Permit-To-Install CARGILL, INCORPORATED 2400 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, Sidney, OH 45365-8952 Shelby County FACILITY DESC.: Soybean Processing PERMIT #: P0111919 PERMIT TYPE: Administrative Modification PERMIT DESC: The Administrative Modification is to address the annual emission limits in PTI 05-270 and to update the control equipment. Note there is no increase or change in the type of pollutants that are being emitted. The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the draft permit above. The permit and complete instructions for requesting information or submitting comments may be obtained at: by entering the permit # or: Craig Osborne, Ohio EPA DAPC, Southwest District Office, 401 East Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Ph: (937)285-6357 Feb. 6 2363599

MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET Allen County Fairgrounds Sunday, Feb. 10th 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission $6.00 Sponsored by J & M Collectibles 419-795-4185 PAYING CASH for Motorcycles, Jeep Wrangler, and muscle cars (937)681-5266

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services will hold a public hearing on Thursday February 14th, 2013 at 9:00am at the SCDJFS Office, 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. At that time oral and written comments will be accepted concerning the proposed Title XX Social Services Block Grant Profile. For more information contact Nick Finch at the above address or by phone at (937) 498-4981. Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 2361592

LEGAL NOTICE LORAMIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Loramie Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet to consider a request from Jerry and Kathy Brock of 4361 Dawson Road, Houston, Ohio 45333 for a conditional Use Permit to operate Conceal Carry Weapon classes, as a Home Occupation Business in an accessory building and on a shooting range outside. Meeting will be held on 2-18-13 at 6:30 pm, at the Houston High School, 5300 Houston Road, Houston, Ohio 45333. Meeting is open to the public. Larry Phlipot, Zoning Enforcement Officer, 937-773-3720 Feb. 6 2363857

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000272 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff vs. Forrest G. Adams, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 106 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, OH 45360 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the Village of Pt. Jefferson, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio: Being Lot Number 60 in the Incorporated Village. Parcel No: 42-19-15-114-004 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1746, Page 317 Said Premises Located at 106 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, OH 45360 Said Premises Appraised at $9,000 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 S. Scott Martin, Attorney Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2359956 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 CASE NUMBER 12CV000325 The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Benefit of the Certificateholders of the CWABS Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-5, Plaintiff -vsEdward V. Smith, et al., Defendant Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 508 South Wagner Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, viz: Being fifty-seven (57) feet off the entire south side of the following described real estate: Being part of Outlot 152 in the City of Sidney, Ohio, and bounded and described as follows: Commencing at a point in the south line of the above Outlot where said line intersects the east line of Wagner Avenue; Thence, north along said east line of Wagner Avenue 78.75 feet to an iron pin for the place of beginning for the following described real estate; Thence, east parallel to the south line of the above Outlot 187.2 feet to an iron pin; Thence, north parallel to Wagner Avenue 127.5 feet to an iron pin in the south line of an alley; Thence, west along said south line of the alley 187.2 feet to an iron pin in the east line of Wagner Avenue; Thence, south along said east line of Wagner Avenue, 127.5 feet to the place of beginning. Parcel No: 01-18-36-157-010 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 1387, Page 56 Said Premises Located at 508 South Wagner Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 48,000 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

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 CASE NUMBER 12CV000328 The State of Ohio, Shelby County CitiMortgage, Inc. fka Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff -vsCynthia P. Brown-Chery, et al. Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 115 West Water Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby, and the State of Ohio: Being Lot No. 5025 in Presser Subdivision as the same is shown by a plat recorded in Volume 19, Page 447 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio, and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 236, Page 559 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No: 01-18-36-258-010 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 310, Page 57 Said Premises Located at 115 West Water Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 33,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Section 2329.25 CASE NUMBER 12CV000361 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff -vsSonja M. Cost, et al., Defendant Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio 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 Wednesday, the 20th day of February, 2013 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Anna , to wit: Tract One:

Being Lot Number Twenty-five (25) and the South half of Lot Number Twenty-three (23) both in Block B of the Highland Addition to said Village of Anna, Ohio. Subject to a restriction as recorded in the Original Plat. Being the same premises conveyed to the Grantor herein by a deed recorded in Book No. 140 at Page 462, of the Records of Deed of Shelby County, Ohio. Tract Two: Situate in the Village of Anna, Shelby County, Ohio, viz: Being the North half of Lot Number Twenty-three (23) in Block "B" of Highland Park Addition to the said Village of Anna, Shelby County, Ohio, as recorded in Plat Record Number Three (3) on file in the offices of the County Recorder of Shelby County, Ohio, and subject to the restrictions as recorded in the original plat. Said Premises Located at 45302 TERMS OF SALE:

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE GENERAL CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11-005070 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff vs. Brian R.Dircksen, Defendant In pursuance of a Order of Sale issued from Common Pleas Court in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at the public auction, SECOND FLOOR LOBBY, COURT HOUSE in THE CITY OF SIDNEY in the above named County, on WEDNESDAY, the 20th day of FEBRUARY, 2013, at 10am, the following described real estate, situated in the county of Shelby and the State of Ohio, and in the CITY of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot No. 4253 in Indian Heights Subdivision in the City of Sidney, as designated on a Plat of said Subdivision recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 18 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio, subject to all easements, restrictions and conditions as contained in the Plat of said subdivision. Parcel No. 16-1918351.011 Address: 606 Arrowhead Drive, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 268 Page 311 Said Premises Located at 606 Arrowhead Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $72,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: CANNOT BE SOLD FOR LESS THAN 2/3 OF THE APPRAISED VALUE. 10% DEPOSIT DUE DAY OF THE SALE, BALANCE DUE IN 30 DAYS. John Lenhart, Sheriff, Shelby County, OH Brian Duffy, Esq. Shapiro, Van Ess. Phillips & Barragate, LLP Jan. 20, Feb. 6, 13 2360705

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received by the Botkins Local School District Board of Education (“School District Board”) at the Treasurer’s Office, Botkins Local School District, 208 North Sycamore Street, Botkins, Ohio 45306, for the following Project: New K-12 School Building Package, Botkins, Ohio 45306, Shelby County in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by the Architect; Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., 540 East Market Street, Celina, Ohio 45822. The Construction Manager for the Project is: Resource International, Inc., 6350 Presidential Gateway, Columbus, Ohio 43231. Sealed bids will be received for multiple prime contracts for: General Trades Fire Protection, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electric/Communications until March 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., when they will be opened and read. Bid estimates are included in the Bid Documents and in the full notice to bidders, which is posted on the School District Board’s website at and may be accessed by clicking on the OSFC Project on the home page of the School District. A pre-bid meeting will be held on February 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Botkins Local School District, 208 North Sycamore Street, Botkins, Ohio 45306. Bid Documents may be obtained from DC Reprographics, 1254 Courtland Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 for a refundable deposit of $250.00, made payable to Botkins Local School District, plus shipping (maximum 3 refundable sets). Orders may be placed online at, telephone 614-297-1200. No partial sets will be issued. Any bidder, upon returning the documents in good condition immediately following the public opening of the bids (within 14 days), shall be returned the deposit in full. Reference is made to the full notice to biders on the School District board’s website for complete information. Equal Employment Opportunity requirements are applicable to this Project. This Project is subject to Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity Business Development Program (“EDGE”). Refer to subparagraph 8.3.9 of the Instructions to Bidders. The EDGE Participation Goal for the Project is 5.0 percent. For more information on EDGE, contact the State of Ohio EDGE Certification Office at, or at its physical location: 300 E. Broad St., 18th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 432153414; or by telephone at (614) 466-8380. DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 153.011 APPLY TO THIS PROJECT, COPIES OF OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 153.011 CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. The Contract Documents may be reviewed for bidding purposes without charge during business hours at the following locations: Builder’s Exchange Plan Rooms: Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton, Dodge Plan Rooms: Independence, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Youngstown, and Construction News Corporation, 7261 Engle Road, Suite 304; Cleveland OH. Feb. 6 2363976

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Situate in the Village of Anna, Shelby County, Ohio, viz: LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – WIA Youth Services The Darke, Miami, Preble and Shelby County Workforce Investment Policy Board and Four County Youth Council are seeking proposals for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act youth programming in Darke, Miami, Preble and Shelby Counties for the period of July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Request for Proposal documents are available from Nick Finch of the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services and may be requested at (937) 498-4981. A Conference for Prospective Bidders is scheduled on February 12th, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services at 227 South Ohio Avenue; Sidney, OH 45365. Completed proposals must be submitted to the above address by 3:00 PM March 8th, 2013 to be considered. Feb. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO.: 11CV000351 The State of Ohio, Shelby County PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF SIDNEY, Plaintiff, vs. AARON J. LEACH, et al., Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale dated January 12, 2013, in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 20th day of February, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A. M., the following described real estate, situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Loramie, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio: Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, and bounded and described as follows: Being six (6) feet off the South side of Lot No. 2288 as said lot is shown and designated on the Plat of said City of Sidney. Lot No. 2289 in the City of Sidney, fronting on Buckeye Avenue, as said lot is shown and designated on the Plat of said City, except three (3) feet off of the South side thereof. Prior Conveyance: Volume 192, Page 151, and Volume 367, Page 2 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. ALSO: Situated in the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, and being the South Twenty two and one-half feet (22.5’) of Lot 2288 as said Lot is shown and designated on the Plat of said City of Sidney, and subject to all restrictions and conditions as endorsed upon said recorded plat or otherwise of record. EXCEPT: Being six (6) feet off the South side of Lot No. 2288 as said lot is shown and designated on the Plat of said City of Sidney. Prior Instrument Reference: Part of the premises described in Volume 195, Page 135 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. See Volume 410, Page 210 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No.: 01-1825353.031 (Part Lot 2288) Parcel No.: 01-1825353.032 (Part Lot 2288) Parcel No.: 01-1825353.033 (Part Lot. 2289) Deed Reference: Volume 1754, Page 313, Official Records, Shelby County, Ohio. Property Address: 324 Buckeye Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises are Appraised at $33,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that appraised amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale using cash, bank money order, or certified check made payable to Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff John R. Lenhart, Shelby County, Ohio FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK A Legal Professional Association Attorney Harry N. Faulkner (0011029) Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 2360024

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO.: 12CV000372 The State of Ohio, Shelby County OSGOOD STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. NATHAN D. BLACKFORD, ET AL, Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale dated January 8, 2013, in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 13th day of February, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A. M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to-wit: Situated in the Township of McLean, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, to-wit: Being Lot Number Eleven (11) of the Hegemann Resort Plat as recorded in Volume 7, Page 22, in the Plat Records of The Shelby County Recorder. Subject to legal highways and easements, conditions, restrictions and other matters of record. Subject, also, to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions filed for record at Volume 18, Page 379 of the Shelby County Miscellaneous Records. Parcel Number: 35-0701178.013 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1674 Page 182 Said Premises are Located at: 12099 Walnut Street, Minster, Ohio 45365. Said Premises are Appraised at $30,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that appraised amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale using cash, bank money order, or certified check made payable to Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff John R. Lenhart, Shelby County, Ohio FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK A Legal Professional Association Joshua A. Koltak, Attorney (0078164) Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6 2357372

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12 CV 000212 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for ABFC 2006-HE1 Trust, Asset Backed Funding Corporation Asset Backed Certificates Series 2006-HE1, Plaintiff vs. LaDonna Stephens, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 7440 Hoying Road, Anna, OH 45302 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on February 27, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Commencing for reference, at a railroad spike found, over stone, at the southeast corner of aforesaid southwest quarter, said railroad spike being in the centerline of Wright-Puthoff Road; Thence, North 00°15’30” East, 2,052.78 feet with the centerline of Wright-Puthoff Road and the quarter section line to an iron pin found in the south line of the lands acquired by aforesiad Archbishop of Cincinnati; Thence, South 76°20’35” West, 210.05 feet with said south line of the Archbishop of Cincinnati lands to a capped iron pin set marking the True Point of Beginning of the tract herein described; Thence, continuing South 76°20’35” West, 240.44 feet with said south line of the Archbishop of Cincinnati lands and the north line of lands acquired by H. Barhorst, Deed Volume 208, Page 186, to a 4-inch steel corner post found; Thence, North 02°10’01” West, 262.48 feet with the west line of the Archbishop of Cincinnati lands and the east line of aforesaid H. Barhorst lands, to a railroad spike found in the centerline of Hoying Road, witness a 4-inch steel corner post, South 03° 16’00” East, 21.47 feet; Thence, North 76°47’20” East, 240.00 feet with the north line of the lands of said Archbishop of Cincinnati and the centerline of Hoying Road to a mag nail set; Thence, South 02°10’56” East, 260.56 feet with a new division line to the True Point of Beginning, witness a mag nail set at 20.38 feet in the south right-of-way line of Hoying Road, said tract contains 1.414 acres, more or leess, of which 0.110 acres are within the right-of-way of Hoying Road, said tract being subject to all legal rights-of-way, easements, agreements, and restrictions of record. The above description was prepared by Floyd Browne Associates, Inc., Mark B. Studebaker, Registered Surveyor #7074 from a survey by same and recorded in Plat Volume 29, Page 151 of the records of Shelby County, Ohio. Bearings used within are based from the centerline of Hoying Road, North 76°47’20” East, as shown on Plat Volume 18, Page 12. Capped iron pins set are 5/8”x30” rebar with plastic cap stamped F.B.A. Subject to a Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health stipulation that, so long as any aeration system is used for the home on the property, the owner shall purchase and maintain a maintenance agreement for the system with a registered aeration system contractor. Subject to legal highways; non-delinquent real estate taxes; general and special assessments, if any; zoning ordinances; and easements, reservations, limitations and restrictions of record. Being part of the same premises conveyed to Grantors predecessor in office by Deed recorded in Deed Book 248, Page 260 of the Land Records, Shelby County, Ohio Said Premises Located at 7440 Hoying Road, Anna, OH 45302 Parcel No: 46-08-04-328-002 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1256 Page 193 Said Premises Appraised at $82,000 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 Craig A. Thomas, Attorney Feb. 6, 13, 20 2363214

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Put An End To Elder Abuse World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Most of us grew up learning to respect our elders, but this is not true for everyone. More than half a million of older Americans are abused, neglected, or exploited each year and it is thought that millions more go unreported. Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives. Often the abusers are adult children, grandchildren, or even a spouse. Abuse of elders takes many different forms; physical, emotional, neglect, and financial exploitation are all common ways. Some common signs of abuse are unexplained injuries, bruising, unusual weight loss, unsanitary living conditions, or sudden changes in the elder’s financial condition.

The truth about elder abuse

There are things elders can do to protect themselves. These include: • Make sure your financial and legal affairs are in order and that you have someone you can trust to help you if you need it. • Keep in touch with family and friends • If you are unhappy with the care you are receiving, speak up. Tell someone you trust.

Elder abuse is so abhorrent that it is hard to imagine it takes place all around us. But the reality is that seniors are victims of abuse on a daily basis. As our population ages, preventing elder abuse has to become a priority, one that can first be tackled by debunking a few persistent myths.

We all have the responsibility of reporting suspected neglect. Here in Shelby County, you’d call the adult Protective Service, Shelby County Job & Family Services at 937-498-4981.

Myth: Elder abuse is all about psychological and physical violence. Reality: There are many types of elder abuse: sexual abuse, financial or material exploitation, violation of rights, neglect, and social abuse (age discrimination).

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Myth: The people who usually mistreat seniors are strangers, such as employees at institutions. Reality: Much of the time, seniors are abused by people they know, including family members. PHOTO: PHOTODISC / THINKSTOCK

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lieved that many cases are simply not reported. Abuse may be defined as physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation or neglect. Abuse has no boundaries and can occur, in the home, in a long term care facility and truly, anywhere. Most of the time, people are reluctant to report any mistreatment or wrong doing. The topic brings up many difficult emotions and individuals wonder if they are doing the “right thing”. It is very important to “STAND UP FOR OUR ELDERLY” and to make sure that each older adult is protected and their needs are being met. Where do I report? To make a local report of any type of abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation or neglect, contact: Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services Adult Protective Services 227 South Ohio Avenue Sidney, OH 45365 Phone: 937-498-4981 Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri (Tues 7:30– 6:00 pm)

Myth: The poorer the person, the more he or she is likely to be the victim of abuse. Reality: Elder abuse occurs in all levels of society. That means no For other areas in Ohio, please call in the department of job and family services for the county where the adult resides or where the incident occurred. For a information on CDJFS in other counties call: 614-466-6282 or see on the web: If immediate action is needed, contact local law enforcement. During non- business hours, contact local law enforcement. The Ohio Department of Aging works closely with statewide agencies, advocates, and service providers to serve older Ohioans. To reach the Ohio Department of Aging Bonnie Kantor-Burman , Director 50 West Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 466-5500 Tips for Reporting: 1.You may provide your name and phone number or make an anonymous call. 2.You will need to provide the name, address and phone number of the person who you think may be a victim 3.You will need to provide the reason(s) you feel the individual is in harm or is a victim of elder abuse and share any specific information available.

As painful as it is to report, it is the right of the person to refuse services. The individual may deny the abuse for many reasons. All efforts will be made to encourage the person to accept the services offered. The goal is to reduce and eliminate the danger and for the individual to remain safe in their environment. 4.Immunity for Reporting Any person who makes a report with reasonable cause to believe that an adult is suffering abuse, neglect or exploitation is immune from civil or criminal liability under Ohio law. Please be advised that by Ohio mandates certain professionals are required to report: • Physicians • Psychologists • Nurses • Employees of an ambulatory agency (outpatient care centers) • Employees of a home health agency • Employees of an adult care facility • Employees of a community home, residential care facility or home for the aging • Senior service providers • Police officers • Coroners • Clergy • Employees of a community mental health facility • Social workers or counselors • Lawyers

seniors are completely free of the risk of abuse. Myth: Neglect is not really a serious form of abuse. Reality: Neglect is a form of abuse whereby a caregiver fails to provide the basic needs for the wellbeing of the senior. This can negatively affect a senior’s health and emotional and psychological state. Myth: Seniors who are victims of abuse can quickly resolve the situation by reporting it. Reality: Several factors can cause seniors to hesitate about reporting their abusers: perhaps the abusers are loved ones, or perhaps the senior is dependent on the abusive caregiver. In fact, some seniors may not even realize that they are experiencing abusive behavior. Myth: It is normal that loved ones manage seniors’ finances for them. Reality: Most seniors are perfectly capable of managing their personal finances for themselves. PC: Neglect is a form of abuse whereby a caregiver fails to provide for the basic needs necessary for the well-being of the senior.

It can be challenging to care for someone with health needs or memory impairment. Often times the caregiver can become overwhelmed. Most cases of abuse occur because of a loss of control not because someone intends to cause harm. Being stressed can add to the potential to lose control. It is important to know where and how to reach out for help. Contact your loved ones primary physician if you find yourself overwhelmed, they may be able to help direct and guide you to other resources. When dealing with memory impairment issues, the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter has a helpline available 24 hours per day to provide information and support. The toll free number is 1-800-272-3900. The website is Locally the Adult Day Service of Shelby County provides a safe and welcoming environment for adults and allows the caregiver to have a needed rest break. For more information contact, Robin Burleson, Interim Director at 937-492-8074 or Anita Miller, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Fair Haven: 937-492-6900. - Anita Miller Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Fair Haven

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