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January 10, 2013

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Sidney, Ohio


Budget Commission OKs 2013 appropriations BY KATHY LEESE The Shelby County Budget Commission Monday certified revenue available for the county’s 2013 general fund appropriations for a total of $13,257,886. The commission also reorganized during the meeting. The Budget Commission, which includes Shelby County Auditor Denny York, Treasurer Linda Meininger and

newly sworn-in Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell, listened to a detailed report presented by York on the projected general fund (GF) revenues for 2013. Certification of the revenue by the commission cleared the way for the Shelby County Commissioners to approve the appropriations at their meeting Tuesday. Among revenue funds certified by the Budget Commission were the following,

including carry-over from 2012 of $361,206: Auditor’s Office, $590,000; Treasurer’s Office, $315,150; other offices including the Shelby County courts, Public Defender and Recorder, $869,530; County Commissioners, including rent, cost allocations and miscellaneous, $660,000. Other projected revenue for 2013 includes the Sheriff’s Office, $280,200; real See APPROPRIATIONS/Page 2

Lady Jackets upset • The Sidney girls basketball team fell 39-33 to Vandalia in league action. 15

BOWL WINNERS Local winners named • The I-75 Newspaper Group, which includes the Sidney Daily News, Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News, has announced the college bowl contest winners. The online contest asked participants to predict who would win the bowl games. The first place winner was Randy Greer, of Sidney. David Jones, of Sidney, was the second place winner. Jodi Kirtley, of Sidney, was the third place winner.

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 2-3 today: • Judy Ann Douglas • Jean B. Ocke • Jeffrey Ray Todd • Lawrence A. “Dick” Luebke • Donald E. Widney

INDEX Anna/Botkins ........................9 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................12-14 Comics................................11 Hints from Heloise.................7 Horoscope ..........................11 Let Yourself Go......................7 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries ..........................2-3 Religion .................................8 Sports............................15-17 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................6 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach ........18

TODAY’S THOUGHT “In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.” — Hannah Arendt, American author and historian (19061975) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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ZACH HILL, of Sidney, looks over his stock of roller skates that improving on it. The roller skates that will be used are all left will be used in his new roller skating rink that will be called over from the old rink. The skates will get new insoles and a Rolling Hills located at what used to be Sam's Skating Club on little cleaning spray. Russell Road. Hill has been renovating the old skating rink and

All skate: Rolling Hills gets ready for action at roller rink BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Paula and Zach Hill, of Sidney, are not people who approach a challenge with trepidation. Neither do they wade in in hip boots where angels fear to tread. They do their homework and they tackle obstacles with their eyes wide open. That’s why their new venture,

Rolling Hills, is likely to be a big success. Rolling Hills is the new name of the roller skating rink they are refurbishing on Russell Road in Sidney and plan to open in mid-February. The pair have already joined the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, which is pleased to see activity projected for the shuttered building. “We’re thrilled with Zach

and Paula’s efforts to reopen the skate club,” said Jeff Raible, Chamber president. “From what we understand, Rolling Hills Skate will offer a safe and wholesome environment for kids and families to get together for recreation and fun. I’m sure many area grandmas and grandpas will have a good time there, too, as spectators, if not skaters.” The venture grew out of the Hills’ desire to own a busi-

ness, especially one that catered to youngsters, as well as families. “We really wanted to own our own business,” Paula, 31, said Tuesday. “When we moved back to Sidney, we saw this was closed. We researched for two years how to run a skating rink.” The couple approached the owners of Sam’s Skating Club, which had ceased operation in See SKATE/Page 7

Cook, Spangler re-elected by BOE BY MELANIE SPEICHER

for another year for the BOE. In what was mostly a housekeeping meeting to Melanie Cook was re- begin the new year, the board elected president of the Sid- approved all motions preney City Board sented to them by 5-0 votes. of Education During the meeting, the during its orboard: ganizational • Authorized Treasurer meeting MonMichael Watkins to request day night at tax advances from the Shelby the Board of County Auditor as soon as Education Offunds are available for distrifice. Darrell bution during 2013. Spangler was • Appointed Superintendre-elected vice ent John Scheu as purchasing Cook president, thus agent for the district for 2013. keeping the officers the same • Appointed Watkins as in-

vestment officer with authority to invest any interim funds with the goal of maximizing revenue for the district in 2013. • Appointed Scheu as Civil Rights compliance officer for the year. • Appointed Scheu as district grievance officer and Mark Barhorst as assistant grievance officer. • Appointed Hugh Aukerman as suspension appeal/expulsion hearing officer and Virginia McClain as alternate hearing officer. • Appointed Mary Conlon

as Section 504 compliance officer. • Approved meeting dates for the calendar year 2013. • Appointed Spangler the legislative liaison and Hall of Honor representative, and Kelly Rees the student achievement liaison and Community Foundation liaison. • Approved membership in the Ohio School Boards Association. • Authorized Scheu to accept resignations which have been submitted by employees during times when the board See BOE/Page 4

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Shelby County General Fund Revenue Projection for Calendar Year 2013


Carry-over from 2012


Auditor's Office Revenue


Treasurer's Office Revenue


Other Offices Revenue (Courts, Public Defender, Recorder)


Commissioners (Rent, Cost Allocations, & Misc.)


Sheriff's Office


Real Estate and Mfd. Home Taxes


1% County Sales Tax (Less .25% traditionally allocated to Permanent Improvement Fund)


.50% County Sales Tax (All to be passed through to Engineer and Capital Improvement Fund)


Casino Tax


Local Government Fund from State


Taxable Personal Property Reimbursement from State


Other Misc. Revenues



Revenue and Carry-over


Transfer-in from Permanent Improvement Fund


Total Funds Available for Appropriations as-of January 1, 2013


APPROPRIATIONS estate and manufactured home taxes, $2,306,000; 1 percent county sales tax (less 0.25 percent traditionally allocated to the permanent improvement fund), $4,350,000; 0.50 percent county sales tax (all to be passed through to the County Engineer and capital improvement fund), $1,516,500; casino tax, $550,000; local government fund (LGF) from the state of Ohio, $550,000; tangible personal property (TPP) reimbursement from the state of Ohio, $78,000; other miscellaneous revenues, $31,300. The subtotal for revenue and carry-over for 2013 is $12,457,886. With the transfer in from the permanent improvement fund of $800,000, the total available for appropriations effective Jan. 1 is $13,257,886.


During the meeting, York told Meininger and Sell. “The projected revenue figure for this year compared to previous years is inflated by more than $1.5 million because the former road and bridge sales tax funds must now be passed through the GF before being allocated to the targeted accounts. “This pass-through is a technicality due to the manner of renewing the 0.50 percent sales tax. At the time of the resolution for continuing the tax, commissioners pledged to divide the fund equally between the Engineer for roads and bridges and the capital improvement fund for county building (and) equipment replacement and repair. The new split in this tax will be effective with sales tax funds received in July of 2013. Also, for 2013, revenues

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from the state of Ohio for local government funds and taxable personal property reimbursement are projected to yield $592,000 less than in 2012. This loss is expected to be partially made up by increased revenue of about $430,000 from the casino tax.” York noted that other revenues are projected to be “basically consistent with recent years with the exception of sales tax, which is expected to increase by approximately 8 percent in an improving economy.” “GF numbers should be considered more realistic than conservative. There is not much wiggle room,” York warned. “If the economy sputters, the state makes further cuts or some other unforeseen negative change happens, the Budget Commission

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could have to revisit the projections as events evolve in 2013. This could force (the Shelby County) Commissioners to re-open the budget and potentially introduce mid-year corrections.” The total of all revenues certified to the county commissioners for appropriation was $70,636,227.72. That amount “includes funds earmarked for many departments and agencies and is not available for expenditure for general county operations,” York emphasized. During the meeting, the commission held its reorganization for 2013. York noted that according to the Ohio Revised Code, he is automatically named secretary. Meininger will serve as chairwoman and Sell was named vice chairman.


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to the 1700 block of Fair Oaks Drive for a medical call. -11:36 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 700 block of Marilyn Drive for a medical call. -8:46 a.m.: smoke alarm. Firefighters responded to a smoke alarm activation at 23856 Campbell Road. A fire in an electric blower motor was extinguished by the oppression system. The building was ventilated and power secured. -7:17 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1300 block of Michigan Street. -2:22 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1300 block of Michigan Street. SUNDAY -10:08 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 2200 block of Cisco Road for a medical call. -7:34 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of Buckeye Avenue. -5:13 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 400 block of New Street for a medical call. -5:11 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -12:04 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 2100 block of Michigan Street for a medical call.

Judy Ann Douglas Judy Ann Douglas, 71, of 339 Fifth Ave., passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Piqua, the daughter of the late Fred and Daisy (Sowers) Gates. Judy is survived by her three children, Daniel Teel Jr. and wife Diana, of Minster, Michael Teel, of Sidney, and Starlet Douglas, of Ocean Springs, Miss.; three grandchildren, Ciera Perry Alexander and Tesla Marie Perry, both of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Trevor Glenn Elliott, of Jackson Center; a sister, Maude Lorton, of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Gates Jr., and Donald Gates; and one sister, Betty Ellis. Mrs. Douglas had worked at Gilardi Foods for more than 10 years, prior to her decision to stay home and care for her family. She enjoyed flower gardening, butter-

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Sheriff’s log MONDAY -6:46 p.m.: traffic hazard. A deputy responded to 12560 Lochard Road in Franklin Township on a report overhead lines were hanging low over the roadway. -12:08 p.m.: burglary. A deputy responded to a burglary report at 5880 State Route 29, Unit 57, in Perry Township. SUNDAY -10:09 p.m.: domestic. Deputies responded to a domestic incident at 112695 Eilerman Road in McLean Township.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -6:57 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue and Van Buren Township firefighters responded to a medical call in the 9800 block of Lock Two Road. TUESDAY -11:48 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 10500 block of Hathaway Road in Washington Township. -10:41 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 13500 block of Fey Road in Dinsmore Township for a medical call. -7:45 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call in the 10400 block of Florida Avenue in Washington Township. -3:57 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was dispatched to a medical call

in the 10000 block of Thompson-Schiff Road in Franklin Township. -1:51 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 10600 block of Schenk Road. -7:10 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road for a medical call. MONDAY -10:38 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to the 3500 block of Michigan Street in Turtle Creek Township for a medical call. -1:40 p.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 8600 block of Lochard Road in Salem Township. -10:54 a.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to the 18500 block of Ohio 47 for a medical call. -9:11 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue units responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road on a medical call. -7:11 a.m.: medical. Anna and Jackson Center rescue units were dispatched to the 18000 block of Ohio 65 in Jackson Township for a medical call. SUNDAY 9:07 p.m.: smoke alarm. Anna Fire Department units and Anna Rescue responded to a report of smoke in a residence at 206 N. Linden St. -4:41 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 5400 block of Ohio 47.

Kimmel beats Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has gotten a warm welcome on its first night airing 30 minutes earlier. Kimmel went head-tohead Tuesday for the first time against CBS’ DEGRAFF — Riverside Local Schools have no “Late Show with David classes Friday due to teacher in-service activities. Letterman” and NBC’s The school will also be closed Jan. 21 to observe “Tonight Show with Jay Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Leno.” According to

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flies, and was quite the Elvis fan. Presley Most of all, she enjoyed the time that she spent with her family. She and her sister Maude were inseparable, and her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a wonderful homemaker, loving mother and caring friend, and will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., by the Rev. Harold McKnight. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends Friday, from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice in memory of Judy Ann Douglas. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Douglas family at the funeral home’s website,

Nielsen fast national ratings, Kimmel edged out Letterman and ran slightly behind Leno in total viewers. Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was seen by roughly 3 million viewers, only 177,000 fewer than the audience for the “Tonight Show.” It beat “Late Show” by 115,000 viewers.


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HOUSTON — Bill Clark was elected president and J o e l Knouff vice president as t h e HardinHouston L o c a l Board of EducaClark tion reorganized for the new school year Monday night. The board also approved $3,000 for its service fund and adopted the maximum allowed rate of $50 per meeting, not to exceed 15 meetings a calendar year, for board members. Regular meetings will be held the third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Supterintendent Larry Claypool was named purchasing agent and also authorized to accept resignations and hire employees between board meetings. The following board committee assignments were also approved: Joel Knoff and Tom Elliott, finance and audit; Jon Bowling and Bill Clark, technology; Bowling and Jason Foster, building/transportation; and Knouff and Clark, Shelby County Community Foundation. During the regular January meeting which followed, board members approved a new 5-year administrative contract for Claypool, at a salary to be determined when his current contract is renewed in 2014. The board also approved a HVAC full maintenance program with Slagle Mechanical Contractors of Sidney and approved membership in the Education Tax Policy Institute at a cost of $500. Tammy Vondenhuevel was employed as assistant softball coach at a stipend of $2,149.49 and the board also approved Early Advantage, Muzzy On-Line Learning as a foreign language pilot, at a cost of $1,800. The board’s next regular meeting will be Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the school’s media center.

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Jean B. Ocke, 81, of Sidney, went to be with her Lord at 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home following an extended illness. She was born March 1, 1931, the daughter of the late Orville and Clara Britton in Cincinnat. Also deceased is her stepfather Herbert Chapman and brothers Orville, Al, and John. On July 4, 1953 she married Frank Ocke who survives. They were married 59 years. She is also survived by sons, Greg (Dawn) Ocke, of Sidney, and Scot (Mary) Ocke, of Maumee; nine grandchildren, Emily, Daniel, Max, Megan and Alan, Mike and Kaye, Matt and Kris; and six greatgrandchildren, Thomas and Meryn, Austin and Keegan and Anna, Reilly. Mrs. Ocke was a member of Sidney First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the women’s circle and a cook at Tar Hollow Camp. Prior to moving to Sidney, she worked for Proctor &

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Gamble Company. She was a homemaker who loved her family, going to Florida, reading, watching “M*A*S*H” on TV, and her beagle dog Murphy. A graveside service is being held at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. A Memorial Service with friends and family will be held at Sidney First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wilson Memorial Home Health and Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Condolences may be made to the Ocke family at the funeral home’s w e b s i t e

Jeffrey Ray Todd, 55, 430 E. Hoewisher Road, died at his residence of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 6:45 p.m. He was born June 4, 1957, in Sidney, the son of Raymond and Mary (Rike) Todd Applegate. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Sidney. His stepmother, Lucy Todd lives in Arizona. Also surviving is his father, Darrell Applegate, of Sidney. On July 8, 1978, he married Sheila Thomas and she survives in Sidney along with a son, Jeremy Todd, of Sidney; his mother-in-law, Lois Thomas, of Newcomb, Tenn.; a brother, John Todd, of El Cajon, Calif.; a half sister, Karen; a half brother, Christopher Todd; stepsisters, Lisa and Diana, and Darcy Winchester and husband, Pete, of Sidney; stepbrothers, Robin Applegate, of Sidney, and Jim Weissman; three grandchildren, Kiersten, Brayden and Jeremiah Todd; and sisters-in-law, Sandy and husband, Neal Roark, Shelby and husband, Brad Mitchell, Suzanne married Janice and husband, Mark A. Bolyard on June 13,1981, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and she MINSTER — survives. A. Lawrence Also surviv- “Dick” Luebke, ing are three 87, of Minster, d a u g h t e r s , died at 2:40 Jamie (Randy) p.m. Tuesday, Fries, of Alexan- Jan. 8, 2013, dria, Va., Stefanie after a week at Widney and Joce- Heritage Manor lyn (Mario) Ro- Nursing Center, driguez, both of Minster. three Bryan; He was born sons, Donovan Jan. 18, 1925, in Widney, of St. Marys, Maria Stein, the Dane (Dawn) Widney, of son of the late Piqua, and Ross Widney, Fred and Helen of Denver, Colo.; 14 ( Wa l t e r b u s c h ) grandchildren; one great- Luebke. He married Rosgrandson; and one alee E. Schemmel on brother, John Widney, of Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Sidney. Nicholas Catholic Visitation will be Church and she preheld Friday, Jan. 11, ceded him in death on 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 Aug. 23, 2007. p.m. at Grace CommuHe is survived by his nity Church, Bryan. children, Jim and Diane The funeral service Boerger, of Westlake, will be held at 4 p.m. Nancy and Joe Bruns, of following visitation Minster, Dan Luebke, of on Friday, Jan. 11, New Bremen, Sandy 2013, at Grace Com- and Larry Hoying, of munity Church with Minster, Brenda and Pastor Sam Byroads Craig Sherman, of Minofficiating. Military ster, Elaine and Roy honors will be con- Brown, of Minster, Larry ducted at the comple- and Jenny Luebke, of tion of the service. Minster, and Bruce and Memorials are re- Ann Luebke, of Celina; quested to the family, c/o 27 grandchildren; three Grace Community stepgrandchildren and Church, Grace Commu- 25 great grandchildren. nity Church, American Other survivors inDiabetes Association, or clude sisters Irene and an autism organization Tom Woehrmyer, of Minof the donor’s choice. ster, and Jeanette and To sign the online reg- Lee Moeder, of Maria ister or to send condo- Stein; sisters-in-law lences, visit Mary Ann Luebke of www.krillfuneralser- Celina, JoAnn Luebke, of Fort Loramie, and Della Arrangements are Mae Luebke, of Coldwaunder the direction of ter. Krill Funeral Home, He was preceded in Bryan. death by his son, David

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BRYAN — Donald E. Widney, 73, of Bryan, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a long illness. Don graduated from Sidney High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the naval carrier USS Shangri-La. He was vice president at Piqua Automotive in Piqua for 10 years before attending Northwest State College and earning his LPN license. He worked as a nurse at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold and Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. Don attended Grace Community Church in Bryan, where he sang with the praise band choir, served as custodian for several years, and also volunteered at The Sanctuary and Clothing by Grace. He had also performed with a barbershop quartet and performed with the Piqua Players Theatre group in various musicals and plays, as well as designing and constructing backdrops and sets and providing back-stage assistance. Known for his quick wit and pleasant personality, Don was well liked by many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Born May 18, 1939, in Sidney, Don was the son of Walter and Mildred (Trushel) Widney. He

Moore, and Sonya Thomas. A brother, Jim Todd, a s t e p b r o t h e r, Brett Applegate, and his fatherin-law, Luther Ray Thomas, preceded him in death. He was a 1975 graduate of Sidney High School and was employed at the Ohio Department of Transportation in Sidney as a security guard. He was a member of the North Broadway Church of Christ, Sidney, an avid Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, Cincinnati Reds and NASCAR fan and fisherman. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the North Broadway Church of Christ, 2655 Broadway Ave., by Evangelist Brent Wright. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the church. Salm-McGill and Funeral Tangeman Home in Sidney is handling funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the Todd family at

Lawrence A. ‘Dick’ Luebke Luebke, daughter-in-law, Ann Luebke, granddaughter, Johanna Hoying, and brothers sisters, and Luetta Schemmel, Marie Wente, Alvin Luebke, Greg Luebke and Paul Luebke. He was a member of St. Augustine C a t h o l i c Church, Minster, the Minster VFW, American Legion and FOE 1391, the Cataract Fire Company and Lake Loramie Improvement Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Minster Machine 25 years ago. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church by the Rev. Rick Nieberding. Burial will take place with full military honors at St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minster Firing Squad. Condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website,

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Beyonce, Clarkson to perform at inauguration WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country’s most patriotic songs. From Hollywood to Music Row, celebrities have been a staple of Obama’s candidacy and presidency, so it was with little surprise that some of the biggest names in

entertainment are helping him celebrate his Jan. 21 swearing-in. Planners said Wednesday that Obama picked Beyonce to sing the national anthem, Clarkson to perform “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and Taylor to sing “America the Beautiful.” Beyonce and Taylor have been devoted Obama supporters. Beyonce sang the Etta James classic “At Last” for the president and first lady’s

dance at the inaugural balls four years ago and hosted a $4 million fundraiser for his re-election. Taylor sang at the White House in Obama’s first term and at the Democratic National Convention last summer. Clarkson, however, once said she was a fan of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul for the 2012 race, although she said she voted Obama in 2008. She said on Twitter Wednesday that she is

“excited & honored” to be performing at the inaugural. Richard Blanco, the son of Cuban exiles, is the 2013 inaugural poet, joining a select group that includes Maya Angelou and the late Robert Frost. Blanco’s works explore his family’s exile from Cuba and “the intersection of his cultural identities as a CubanAmerican gay man,” inauguration planners announced.


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SHELBY COUNTY Commissioner Bob Guillozet (left) stands next to his replacement Jim Gaier, of Sidney, on the Clinton Township board of trustees at the Clinton Township office Jan. 3.

Mariano elected chairman were re-appointed to new zoning board terms ending in 2017. A reis being placement sought for Ron Miller who has resigned from the board. The cost of zoning board hearings will remain at $150 during 2013 and building permits will continue to cost $2 per $1,000 of evaluation, with a minimum of $25 and maximum of $400 per permit. Sign permits will continue to cost $25 plus 50 cents per square foot with a maximum cost of $100. Zoning code changes will remain at $1250 and zoning map changes will increase from $200 to $250 for 2013. Regular township meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. in the township headquarters on Fourth Avenue and Grove Street. Trustees also approved 2 percent salary increases for several township employees.

BOE is not in session.The board will approve the resignations during its next meeting. • Authorized Scheu to make offers of employment directly to the candidates for either teaching or non teaching positions on behalf of the board when the board is not in session. The board will vote on the offer during its next meeting. • Heard Scheu congratulate and thank each board member as January is national School Board Recognition Month. • Established Fund 022 for the purpose of managing funds for Ohio High School Athletic Association tournaments hosted by Sidney City Schools with estimated revenue of $20,000 and appropriations of $20,000. Watkins said any money received from the tournaments is sent to the OHSAA. If any funds are left after expenses are paid, those monies go back to the

From Page 1 district which hosted the tournament. • Accepted a $500 donation to the Board/Administration Scholarship Fund from Scheu. • Approved a resolution aligning with the Shelby County Educational Service Center for the provision of services as detailed in the program service agreement effective July 1. • Approved Jamie Smith for graduation with the Class of 2013 from Sidney High School pending completion of all state and local requirements by the end of the first semester of the 2012-13 school year. • Set a special board meeting for Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the board of education office. The purpose of the meeting is to get parental input on school security. Any parent attending the meeting is asked to contact the board office to RSVP. The board’s next meeting will be Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Emerson Elementary School.

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being a little heartier than the typical Wendy’s hamburger buns but still soft. Even though the beef patty seemed no different, he said the “pretzel roll made it a lot cooler.” “It’s like something you’d see at an actual burger place, not a fast food restaurant,” he said. Wendy’s executives discussed the possibility of the pretzel bun at an investor conference this summer, albeit on a “Pub Club Sandwich.” Gerard Lewis, who heads innovation at the chain, said during the conference that the goal was to provide “five star quality breads at three-star pricing.” He noted that Wendy’s has own its own bakery, giving it more flexibility to make different kinds of bread. Shelly Thobe, who leads hamburgers at Wendy’s, said during the same presentation that breads and buns are im-

Ohio actress finds her inner strength on Broadway BY MARK KENNEDY lywood to pursue a career The Associated Press as an actress. “Statistically, I think NEW YORK (AP) — you probably have a betMaggie Grace had a scary ter chance of being killed moment during a recent by lightning,” she says, matinee of “Picnic” on laughing. “But I had a Broadway. very real mandate every William Inge’s script month: making rent.” calls for a She arrived in Los Anstruggle geles knowing no one and at the end with just a back-to-school of the play catalog on her thin rebetween sume. By her second Grace’s week, she had an agent character and was auditioning. and her Commercials and tiny onstage roles in TV shows piled m o t h e r, up, “CSI: Miami” and played by “Law & Order: SVU” Grace M a r e among them. “I was the Winningham. The prob- professional rape victim,” lem on this day was that she says. “Fill in the proGrace heard a crack dur- cedural drama, I did it.” ing the clash. Years of toil as a workAfter the curtain call, ing actress and a gypsy Grace couldn’t contain life — no more than three her worry. She put her months in one place since arm around Winningham she was 16 — led to her and was seen urgently big break as the snobby whispering with her co- Shannon on the first two star as the two disap- seasons of “Lost.” Then peared into the wings. came on-screen vampires “I was worried about and kidnappings that her wrist,” Grace says paid her mortgage and about 20 minutes later in now her professional her dressing room at the stage debut on Broadway, American Airlines The- a long hoped-for dream atre, her makeup and come true. costume still on. “She “I wrote it on my New said she’s OK but I was a Year’s list every year,” mess backstage. I was so says Grace. “I definitely worried that I’d broken wanted to come back to Mare.” the stage. It’s kind of how It was an episode that I fell in love with this seems to perfectly capture whole crazy world of Grace, the rising, self- playing pretend for a livmade actress who has ing.” starred on TV in “Lost” Sam Gold, who directs and “Californication,” as Grace in “Picnic,” hadn’t Liam Neeson’s daughter met her before she in the “Taken” movies and showed up at an audition. in “The Twilight Saga: He was blown away. Breaking Dawn” films: “Though she looks like an She simply doesn’t know ingenue, she brings a lot her own strength. of strength and a sort of Grace, 29, is by far this unique energy, passion season’s most unlikely and strength to her actBroadway debutante. An ing,” he says. all-American beauty who In “Picnic,” Grace plays loved community theater, a daughter coming of age she left high school out- in a small Kansas town in side Columbus, Ohio, at 1953. She’s destined to age 16 and moved to Hol- marry the well-regarded Troy's Only Full Service Audiology Practice



boy next door when a sexy male stranger arrives and throws everyone’s plans out the window. Grace grew up with the 1955 film starring Kim Novak, even though her parents wouldn’t let her see it until she was older: “It was too racy …” Now she shares the stage with an interesting cast, including Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Marvel, Reed Birney and Sebastian Stan. Grace plays a headturning blonde, but hopes it’s more than that. “It’s an ingenue but I think there’s a little room for interpretation,” says Grace. The same could be said for her, a long-limbed beauty who turns out to be extremely thoughtful, hardworking and grounded. She describes “Picnic” as “about the tension between individual impulse and the needs of the group and social convention.” Of the playwright, she says: “Inge was never a master at innovation. He was a master of convention.” Grace fluidly uses terms like “negative space” and “symbiosis,” and follows up a meeting with an email filled with insights into the work and its relevance, explaining that “in between shows my ability to conjugate verbs takes a sharp dip.” “I used to be really insecure about my self-education,” she says. “I’m definitely always learning. But there’s many ways to learn. There are many, many ways to always be a learner.”

portant visual cues for customers who tend to “eat with their eyes.” She said that the pretzel bun would let Wendy’s offer something other chains don’t have. As another example of its work in bread, Lewis outlined the company’s plans to use flatbreads with chicken. “Grilled chicken on a hamburger bun is yesterday’s news,” he said. “We’re going to explore flatbread as the carrier for grilled chicken.” Even as Wendy’s pushes to reinvent itself, however, the value menus remain a staple for the chain and the broader fast-food industry. But in a nod to rising costs for ingredients, Wendy’s recently did away with the “99-cent” menu in favor of a value menu called “Right Size Right Price” to give it more flexibility in offering foods at prices up to $2.

Voters cast record number of absentee ballots COLUMBUS (AP) — Almost 1.9 million Ohioans voted an absentee ballot in last year’s election — a record number for the perennial presidential battleground state. Secretary of State Jon Husted released reports Wednesday showing that roughly 33 percent of the more than 5.6 million votes cast in the November election were from absentee ballots. The early ballots accounted for about 30 percent of the overall votes cast in 2008. Voters in Ohio can cast an absentee ballot early by mail or in person without giving any reason. A higher number of provisional ballots also were counted last year compared with 2008. Husted says 83.5 percent were counted, up from 80 percent.

CEO hopeful BATAVIA (AP) — The CEO of Ohio-based amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. says he believes parks will benefit from people embracing “staycations” and visiting attractions near home even as the economy improves. CEO Matthew Ouimet said Wednesday he’s encouraged about the company’s future and the industry and believes one key is keeping people happy. He said the company’s new dramatic roller coaster under construction in southwest Ohio will help achieve that goal.



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comes amid rising costs for beef, which have pressured restaurant chains that are struggling to keep prices down to hold onto price-conscious diners. So Wendy’s is hoping distinct breads can help justify premium prices for some burgers. The focus on bread is part of Wendy’s ongoing push to position itself on the higher end of the fast-food pecking order in terms of quality. As such, the chain is also working to revamp its restaurants with a modern look with causal seating areas more reminiscent of fast-casual chains such as Panera Co. Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) Saul Sanchez, a 20 year-old student, said he tried the pretzel bacon burger after seeing it advertised when he walked into a Wendy’s in Coral Springs, Fla. He said it was better than he expected, with the roll


Frank Mariano was elected chairman and Ja m e s Gaier vice chairman as Clinton Towns h i p trustees reorganized for 2013 on Jan. 3. Mariano Temporary appropriations of $50,000 were made to complete all yearend and beginning 2013 expenses. Committee chairmen will be Mariano, buildings and roads; Gaier, equipment maintenance; and Tom Kinninger, personnel. Michael Goubeaux willcontinue as zoning and fire prevention officer and Sidney Fire Chief Brad Jones, or his designee, will be assistant prevention officer. Goubeaux will be the township’s Regional Planning Commission representative. Bonnie Deck and Terri Lenhart of Sidney

NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest push to establish itself as a purveyor of premium burgers, Wendy’s is testing a pretzel bun. The Dublin, Ohiobased chain has started selling a bacon cheeseburger in select locations made with a slightly heartier, pretzel like bun. A spokesman for Wendy’s declined to confirm the tests or provide any details, such as its price or where it’s being sold. But the “Pretzel Cheeseburger” Bacon was being advertised as a limited-time offer at a Wendy’s in Miami with others posting pictures and talking about it on the social media site Twitter. Wendy’s executives have already said they plan to use better breads in the year ahead as a relatively low-cost way to raise perceptions about the quality of its food. The reliance on bread







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TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon Street. On this date: • In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for American independence from British rule. • In 1860, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapsed and caught fire, killing up to 145 people, mostly female workers from Scotland and Ireland. • In 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union. • In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. • In 1901, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont, Texas, produced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oil boom. • In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect. • In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London. • In 1947, the musical fantasy “Finian’s Rainbow,” with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, opened on Broadway. • In 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden. • In 1962, an ice avalanche on Nevado Huascaran in Peru resulted in some 4,000 deaths. John W. McCormack became speaker of the House, succeeding the late Samuel T. Rayburn. • In 1971, “Masterpiece Theatre” premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing the drama series “The First Churchills.” French fashion designer Coco Chanel died in Paris at age 87. • In 1984, the United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century. Ten years ago: North Korea withdrew from a global treaty barring it from making nuclear weapons. With just three days left in office, Illinois Gov. George Ryan pardoned four death row inmates he said had been tortured by Chicago police into falsely confessing to murders in the 1980s.

OUT OF THE BLUE Statue was a bear to steal PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bear that weighs more than 200 pounds is missing, and it’s not in hibernation. The sheriff's office in Washington County, Ore., says the wooden statue of a bear was stolen from a home in Portland during the weekend. The homeowner bought the 5-foot-tall statue in 1996 for $1,700 and had it displayed in the front yard for many years. Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Ray says the theft occurred in the overnight hours, and it would have taken at least two people to carry away the bear. Investigators are confident the public will help them quickly solve the crime. Authorities have yet to receive any tips, but Ray says “you can’t hide that bear.”

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IN THIS photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, freed Iranian hostages who were captured by the Syrian rebels since August, hold roses upon their arrival at a hotel, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday. Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian authorities — a deal struck after rare negotiations involving regional powers Turkey, Qatar and Iran.

Iranians freed in major prisoner swap in Syria DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian authorities — a deal struck after rare negotiations involving regional powers Turkey, Qatar and Iran. It was the first major prisoner swap since the uprising began against President Bashar Assad nearly 22 months ago. Iran is one of Assad’s main allies, and the Iranians, who were seized outside Damascus in August, were a major bargaining chip for factions trying to bring down his regime in the civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people. The exchange also highlighted the plight of tens of thousands of detainees languishing in Syrian prisons, many of whom were picked up at street protests and have not been heard of since. The group of 48 Iranians arrived Wednesday at the Sheraton hotel in several vans escorted by Syrian security forces. Looking disheveled but healthy, they were greeted by Iran’s ambassador in Damascus, Mohammad

Riza Shibani, and several Iranian clerics who distributed a white flower to each of the men, some of whom broke down in tears. “The conditions placed (by the captives) were difficult, but with much work … we succeeded in securing this release,” Shibani told reporters. “I hope such tragedies will not be repeated.” He said their release was a result of elaborate and “tough” negotiations, but did not elaborate. The Syrian government, which rarely gives details on security-related matters, had no official comment and it was not clear what prompted the exchange. Rebels claimed the captives were linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, but Tehran has denied that, saying the men were pilgrims visiting Shiite religious sites in Syria. But U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland described most of the Iranians as “members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” calling it “just another example of how Iran continues to provide guidance, expertise, personnel, technical capabilities to the Syrian regime.”

Tax code longer than Bible WASHINGTON (AP) — Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according to a report Wednesday by an independent government watchdog. That’s the equivalent of 3 million people working fulltime, year-round. “If tax compliance were an industry, it would be one of the largest in the United States,” says the report by Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate. The days of most taxpayers sitting down with a pencil and a calculator to figure out their taxes are long gone, Olson

said. Since 2001, Congress has made almost 5,000 changes to U.S. tax law. That’s an average of more than one a day. As a result, almost 60 percent of filers will pay someone to prepare their tax returns this spring. An additional 30 percent will use commercial software. Without the help, Olson says, most taxpayers would be lost. “On the one hand, taxpayers who honestly seek to comply with the law often make inadvertent errors, causing them to either overpay their tax or become subject to IRS enforcement action for mistaken underpayments,” Olson said. “On the other hand, sophisticated taxpayers often find loopholes that enable them to reduce or eliminate their tax liabilities.” Olson ranks complexity as

the most serious tax problem facing taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service in her annual report to Congress. She urges lawmakers to overhaul the nation’s tax laws, making them simpler, clearer and easier to comply with. Momentum is building in Congress to overhaul the tax code for the first time since 1986. But Washington’s divided government has yet to show it can successfully tackle such a task. President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress say they are onboard, though they have rarely seen eye to eye on tax policy. They struggled mightily just to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff, passing a bill that makes relatively small changes in the nation’s tax laws.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle. Solis, a former California congresswoman and one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Cabinet, said she was departing after leading the department during the economic storms of the first term. She was the nation’s first Hispanic labor secretary. A White House official said three Cabinet members — Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki — would stay on as the second term begins. It would ensure diversity among the president’s leadership team — Holder is black, Sebelius is a woman and Shinseki is of Japanese-American descent. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel changes, said the three remaining officials were not an exhaustive list of which Cabinet members intended to stay. Some Democratic women have raised concerns that the “big three” jobs in the Cabinet — State, Defense and Treasury — will be taken by white men. Democratic Sen. John Kerry of has been Massachusetts tapped as the next secretary of state; former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, was picked to run the Pentagon and White House chief of staff Jack Lew is expected to be named treasury secretary later this week. The White House is expected to announce more members of Obama’s Cabinet in the coming weeks, giving the president a chance to present a team that reflects the diverse coalition of women, Hispanics and minorities that helped give him a second term. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a close friend of the president, removed her name from consideration for the State Department last month following criticism from Republicans over her initial comments about the attacks on Americans in Libya. Several female House Democrats said the criticism of Rice, who is black, was indicative of sexism and racism. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said last month she is stepping down after nearly four years as the administration’s chief environmental watchdog. No replacement has been named, although several names are reportedly under consideration, including Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Jackson’s deputy, Bob Perciasepe.

No BB Hall for Bonds, Clemens NEW YORK (AP) — No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else. For only the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction to Cooperstown, sending a powerful signal that stars of the Steroids Era will be held to a different standard. All the awards and accomplishments collected over long careers by Bonds, Clemens and Sosa could not offset suspicions those feats were boosted by performance-enhancing drugs. Voters also denied entry Wednesday to fellow newcomers Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling, along with holdovers Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Lee Smith. Among the most honored players of their generation, these standouts won’t find their images among the 300 bronze plaques on the oak walls in Cooperstown, where — at least for now — the doors appear to be bolted shut on anyone tainted by PEDs. “After what has been written and said

over the last few years I’m not overly surprised,” Clemens said in a statement he posted on Twitter. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa retired after the 2007 season. They were eligible for the Hall for the first time and have up to 14 more years on the writers’ ballot. “Curt Schilling made a good point, everyone was guilty. Either you used PEDs, or you did nothing to stop their use,” Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt said in an email to The Associated Press after this year’s vote was announced. “This generation got rich. Seems there was a price to pay.” Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, appeared on 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, the highest total but 39 votes shy. The three newcomers with the highest profiles failed to come close to even majority support, with Clemens at 37.6 percent, Bonds at 36.2 and Sosa at 12.5. Other top vote-getters were Morris (67.7), Jeff Bagwell (59.6), Piazza (57.8), Tim Raines (52.2), Lee Smith (47.8) and Schilling (38.8). “I’m kind of glad that nobody got in this year,” Hall of Famer Al Kaline said. “I feel honored to be in the Hall of Fame.

And I would’ve felt a little uneasy sitting up there on the stage, listening to some of these new guys talk about how great they were. … I don’t know how great some of these players up for election would’ve been without drugs. But to me, it’s cheating.” At ceremonies in Cooperstown on July 28, the only inductees will be three men who died more than 70 years ago: Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White. They were chosen last month by the 16-member panel considering individuals from the era before integration in 1947. “It is a dark day,” said Jose Canseco, the former AL MVP who was among the first players to admit using steroids. “I think the players should organize some type of lawsuit against major league baseball or the writers. It’s ridiculous. Most of these players really have no evidence against them. They’ve never tested positive or they’ve cleared themselves like Roger Clemens.” It was the eighth time the BBWAA failed to elect any players. There were four fewer votes than last year and five members submitted blank ballots.


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QUICK READS PHS Class of ’61 to lunch


This 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 Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Shelby County Coin Club meets at 7:15 p.m. at First Church of God on Campbell Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in coin collecting. There is a business session, program, awarding of attendance prizes for members, refreshments and a coin auction.

PIQUA — The Piqua Central High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at Heck Yeah Sports Grill, 5795 N. County Road 25A, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Members will order from the menu.

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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. Photo provided • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storyJOE MULLINS and the Radio Ramblers return to Edison Community College time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To for a concert Saturday. 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. • Parkinson’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Brethren’s Home, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville. For more information, call (937) 5483188.

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.

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. • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for bowling and supper in Coldwater. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

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

Monday Afternoon

Bluegrass band to perform at Edison

PIQUA — The Robinson Theater stage at Edison State Community College, 1973 Edison Dr., will heat up on a cold January night as Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers return Saturday for their third annual bluegrass concert at the Piqua campus. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale the day of the event, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and

the show starting at 7 p.m. All seats are general admission, and tickets are limited to a firstcome, first-served basis, so those interested should arrive early. The opening act for this year’s concert will be Blue Town out of Indiana. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers formed in 2006 and have been performing extensively

throughout the midwest. The group plays traditional bluegrass music, original arrangements of familiar song favorites, original compositions and Appalachian gospel music. In case of inclement weather, call (937) 5264971 for possible show cancellations. For more information on the performers, visit m.

The second Southwest Regional Support Program Collaborative meeting will be Jan. 31 at the Shelby County Agricultural Service Center, 820 Fair Road, at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Donna Jurden from the Ohio Department of Health’s Indoor Radon Program. Allison Contact Franklin at (513) 3577424 or by email at to register. Space will be limited.

Library starts author club NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Public Library will hold an author-of-the-month club for students in grades four through six, running January through May.

RECENT BIRTHS STOTLER QUINCY — Tara and Matt Stotler, of Quincy, have announced the birth of a son, Kamdyn Scott Stotler, born Jan. 2, 2013, at 8:20 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Dominik Matthew Stotler, 7, and his sister, Makenzie Grace Stotler, 2. His maternal grandparents are Mark and Betty Byrd, of Port Jefferson. His paternal grandparents are Bruce and Kathy Stotler, of Quincy. His great-grandparents are Louise Poore and Edna Byrd, both of Sidney, Dick and Marilyn Copas, of Wellston, and Dick and Teresa Stotler, of Pikeville, Tenn. His mother is the former Tara Byrd, of Sidney.

BOERGER • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the SidFORT LORAMIE — ney Moose Lodge. For more information on activiKevin and Gina ties or becoming a member, call 492-3167. Boerger, of Fort LoMonday Evening ramie, have announced • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service the birth of a daughter, Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. Ava Caroline, born Jan. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of 2, 2013, at 11:44 a.m. in Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road the Copeland-Emerson Church, 340 W. Russell Road. Family Birth Center at • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at Wilson Memorial HosSt. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- pital in Sidney. bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom She weighed 6 Frantz at 492-7075. pounds, 10 ounces, and • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 was 19 inches long. p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, She was welcomed New Bremen. home by her brother, • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Nate, 8, and her sisters, at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. Ella, 6, Tessa, 4 and • Shelby County Woodcarvers meets at 7 p.m. at Lea, 1. the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. Her maternal grandTuesday Morning parents are Mel and • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Min- Marcia Bensman, of ster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to Fort Loramie. Her pa11 a.m. ternal grandparents Tuesday Afternoon are Ken and Monica • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Boerger, of Fort LoWork, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran ramie. Church, 120 W. Water St. Her great-grandpar• The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in ents are Melba Bender, Springfield hosts a support and education group for of Sidney, and Emerita cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 Boerger, of Fort Lop.m. For information, call (937) 325-5001. ramie. To access the Community Calendar online, visit Her mother is the, click on “Living” and former Gina Bensman, then on “Calendar.” of Fort Loramie.

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His mother thinks I can help him DR. WALme to stop seeing LACE: I’m althis guy, but his most 20 and mother is enhave, for the couraging me to past year, been stay with him so dating a super I can help him. guy who is 21. What’s your adHe treats me vice? — Namelike a queen less, Tupelo, and keeps say’Tween Miss. ing he wants to NAMELESS: marry me. I 12 & 20 The only mother Dr. Robert would have you need to listen Wallace said yes to is your own. months ago, but The only person he has a drinking prob- who can help him stop lem and doesn’t seem to drinking is himself. You realize it. He has been have been “encouraging” arrested twice in the him to stop consuming past year for driving alcohol in the year you under the influence. The have been dating him. last time he had to spend What makes you think 10 days in jail and had things will change later? his driver’s license susWhen you tell him pended. Unfortunately, farewell, make sure you he continues to drive give him the telephone and, of course, has his number of the nearest share of alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous My family is terribly group. Tell him to call upset that I’m dating you after he has enrolled this guy. My mom keeps and is no longer drinktelling me never to ride ing. with him, even if he only DR. WALLACE: I’m had one drink. So far, I 16, a good student, and haven’t taken Mom’s ad- basically a fine young vice. His parents like me lady. Bret is my and keep telling me that boyfriend, and we’ve I’m a good influence on been together for three their son, and they be- months. We met at lieve that, in time, he will church, and we both feel stop drinking. that we’re made for each My own mother wants other. I like Bret very

much. My life is much happier and brighter since we met, but I’ve got a weird situation at home. I am allowed to have a boyfriend, and we can be together at my house, but we are not allowed to go on a date! Bret is 17 and has his own car, but I’m not allowed to ride in it under any circumstances. I’ve tried to get my parents to be reasonable and allow us to go out for a bite to eat. The answer is yes, as long as my parents tag along. When you were a teen, would you enjoy having your parents accompany you and your girlfriend for a snack at a restaurant? I seriously doubt it. I realize that what you say is not going to change my parents’ minds if you agree with me, but I would enjoy hearing what you think of my weird situation. — Nameless, Tulsa, Okla. NAMELESS: I’m on your side. A 16-year-old who is a good student and trustworthy daughter, who is permitted to have a boyfriend, should be allowed to spend time with him occasionally without parental supervision.


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TODAY • The Muse Machine presents the musical, “Crazy for You,” in the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton at 7 p.m. today, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 3 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: (937) 228-3630 or w w w. t i c k e t c e n t e r • Dr. Vivian Blevins will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. about the Edison Community College Travel Abroad Program’s planned trip to London in March. There are still openings on the trip. Meet in the Founders Room of the Piqua Public Library on the square in Piqua. • Watercolor paintings by Marilyn Hughey Phillis are on display in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library, on the square in downtown Piqua, through Jan. 31. • A Lego Builders Club kids program will be at the New Bremen Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. FRIDAY • The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, opens an exhibit, “Curvers and Corners,” with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit features pottery by Abbe G. Cheek, photographs by Ray Wilson and oil and watercolor paintings by Micheline Daemen. Following the reception, the center will screen the movie, “The Seven Year Itch,” at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free. For information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit the website, SATURDAY • Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, presents Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets:

$15 at the door. SUNDAY • The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal String Quartet will perform at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3211 Lakeview Ave., Dayton, at 4 p.m. in a free concert. For information, call (937) 268-4111. • American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts a dance from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring the music of the Cotton Band playing a variety of rock and roll tunes. $14 per person includes beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. Food available. Public welcome. Reservations if desired, call (937) 287-4275. • Christian recording artist Adam Cappa with special guests, Tommy Renfro and Quest will perform in concert in the St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. For information, call (877) 335-4569 or visit • An exhibit of photographs, “Cities: Joel Whitaker,” opens today at the ArtStreet Studio D gallery at the University of Dayton and runs through Jan. 23. For information, call (937) 229-5101 or visit MONDAY • Today is the deadline to register for a session of the Homeschool Nature Club, which meets at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. $2.50 for center members, $5 for nonmembers. • The Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts a family fun night beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program is for children 4 through second grade

and their parents or caregivers. The theme is pajamas. Free. The library also opens a game, which will run through Jan. 19. “I Spy” is for children in grades prekindergarten through sixth. Pictures been hidden have around the library and children are challenged to find them. • A Neil Armstrong Space Museum Family Night will be at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster at 6:15 p.m. Advance registration is required. TUESDAY • The New Bremen Public Library hosts a New Neighbors Playgroup at 10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY • The Ohio Watercolor Society traveling exhibit opens today at the Piqua Public Library, on the square in downtown Piqua. The display will be open Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. through Feb. 2. • The New Bremen Public Library offers Part 2 of a knitting class at 6:30 p.m. • A program called, “Organize Your Life for the New Year,” will be presented at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. • Cinemark, 1020 Garbry Road, Piqua, screens “Aida” in the Metropolitan Opera series. The four-hour film begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$22. JAN. 17 • An adult craft Pinterest party will be at 1 p.m. at the New Bremen Public Library. Advance registration is required. • The New Knoxville Public Library hosts a kid inventors craft day from 3 to 5 p.m.

The dishwasher load code Dear Readers: The convenience of a dishwasher is undeniable. However, loading the dishwasher is always a topic of Hints debate! Here are from some hints from the manufacturHeloise ers about the correct way to do Heloise Cruse it: • If you are not running the dishwasher right away, be sure to pre-rinse. • Load plates and bowls with the serving surface facing the water spray. • Be careful when placing long-handled utensils in the dishwasher — they can catch in the dishwasher swing arm and prevent dishes from getting clean. • Forks and spoons should be alternated right

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side up and upside down to prevent nesting. • Do not place glasses or mugs on the tines. Place them between the tines, according to most manuals! Yes, I know most of us place them over the tines! • Flat pans and cookie sheets

should be placed around the sides of the bottom rack so they don’t block the water spray. Read your dishwasher’s manual, or check online, to learn the best way to use your machine. If you’re not sure about putting something (wooden bowls, wood-handled knives or crystal) in the dishwasher, then wash it by hand. — Heloise

2008, and, although it was not listed for sale, they reached an agreement for purchase and papers were signed Aug. 31. “We started working on the building on Sept. 1,” Paula said. It needed a lot of work. With no climate control there for three years, the wood floor had badly buckled, lighting didn’t work well, spider webs were everywhere, and “the smell was awful,” Paula said. “Some of the ripples in the floor were a foot high,” Zach, 29, said. “It was so tight to the walls, that with no humidity and climate control, it had nowhere to go but up.” Bringing the rink back to life has been a family affair. Paula’s brother, Craig North, of Sidney, has helped them every day to repair the floor, repaint all the walls, install new toilets, build new concession counters, and repair electrical systems. Zach’s father, Ken Hill, of Williamsburg, Ky., has made trips to Sidney to help as he can and Paula’s mother, Karen Adkins, of Sidney, has begun to clean skates. “When we first saw the place, we said, ‘If we’re going to do this, it’s going to be a big undertaking,’” Paula, a Sidney High School grad with a paralegal degree said. They joined a roller rink owners association, went to trade shows and found mentors among experienced operators. They asked questions, lots of questions. They scoured the Internet for information. “We had to let the floor dry out,” Zach, a Fairlawn High School graduate said. “The wood’s moisture content was supposed to be 8 percent. It was 17 percent. It took until January to dry.” He has cut away the floor at the walls by two boardwidths, to allow it to flatten. While they waited for the floor to dry, they painted walls. North, who owns North’s Painting, and the Hills used 100 gallons of Kilz to cover the existing orange color. They hired a muralist with Cameo Designs to create a mural along one wall that matches the neon-bright

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KENNETH HILL (left), of Williamsburg, Ky., and Craig North, of Sidney, refit strips of wood into the rink floor Tuesday at Rolling Hills, a new skating facility that will open in a refurbished building on Russell Road in February. For photo reprints, visit

carpet they plan to lay in the concession area. Black lights will make the colors pop as skaters spin around the floor. When they purchased the building, they also purchased the 480 pairs of skates that were left by the former owners. All 960 skates need to be cleaned, sanitized, and fitted with new laces and insoles. “Four people worked two hours last week and we got 12 skates done,” Paula said. Adkins now spends her days cleaning skates. “I had to figure out the numbering system on the skates,” Zach said. “If the numbers are on the right, they’re women’s skates. If they’re on the left, they’re men’s skates. If they have a dash, they’re for children.” The two had to discover the sizes in order to purchase correct insoles. “A lot of this is learnas-you-go,” Zach said. The Hills have four daughters, who are 1, 8, 9 and 12, and both work full-time jobs, as does North. Zach is an agricultural retail specialist at Bambauer Fertilizer. Paula is a merchant assistant at Cargill and North is employed by Emerson. That means that work on the rink doesn’t begin on any day until 5:30 p.m. Paula handles the business side of things and Zach and North do the rehab work. Besides readying almost 1,000 skates, the Hills and their helpers plan to put in 10 arcade

games and equipment that will permit them to sell pizzas, hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks at the concession stand. “I feel like we’ve put a lot of love into this place,” Paula said. “We have a lot of sweat equity in it.” The reason for so much effort is their desire to create a safe place for kids to “hang out.” They want their own girls to have the opportunity to have fun in a venue that’s not dangerous or threatening. community “The misses Sam’s Skating Club,” Paula said. “I started a Facebook page in October and in the first week, we had 500 likes.” The couple also feels a responsibility to the city where they live. “We’re the community,” Paula said. “If we’re not doing things to make it better, it won’t get better.” Raible appreciates that sentiment. “From a Chamber of Commerce perspective, we’re always pleased to see available buildings in our area renovated for meaningful use. Clearly, this is what we have underway here with their renovation of the skate club. We wish Zach and Paula much success.” The two look forward to hosting birthday parties and special events at the rink as well as overseeing regular open hours. Their slogan is “Rolling Hills: Safe, clean, wholesome fun — that’s how we roll.”

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Are you worth your salt? Salt is a symbol of purity. Early Christians were challenged to be an example of purity in the world by setting the standards for honesty, diligence in their work, being conscientious of the needs of others, and adhering to God’s moral standards. In the culture of today, these standards of Christian living have been lowered and rejected by many. If we are to be the salt of the earth, then we need to accept the same challenges faced by the early Christians by being honest, diligent, conscientious and morally upright. James 1:27 says: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

with the crowd and when we keep our salt to ourselves rather than sharing it with others as we ignore their needs. That is what Jesus was telling the people then and that is what this text from Matthew is telling those of us who call ourselves his followers: “You are the salt of the earth.” The world needs us to claim our saltiness. It needs us to own our oneness in Christ as we utilize our God-given gifts for works of service. God needs us to claim our identity as the salt of the earth so that we are building each other up in unity of service to God’s plan and purpose while learning to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” And “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

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This is an example of how we, as salt, can preserve the holiness God has given to us by giving to others while not becoming polluted by the world. Salt is a holy flavoring for the world. It also flavors food, and if we diffuse the joy of our personal relationship with Christ Jesus into the world, we will shower the earth with the radiance of that joy. Salt can lose its flavor. This happens when we are silent when we should speak out. It happens when we go along

God needs us to claim our identity as the salt of the earth so that his redemptive mission for his earth and his people will be brought to completion. When we claim our responsibility to the call of Jesus, then my friends, we will not be running around like chickens with our heads cut off and — we will be worth our salt. The writer is the associate pastor of care and nurture at the Sidney First United Methodist Church.

Church pipe organs endure BY DIRK LAMMERS Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pipe organ has ruled the Christian worship sanctuary for centuries, and the majestic instrument continues to reign supreme in many Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant parishes. It’s a tougher sell for congregations moving toward contemporary worship. The growth in praiseband led services, combined with a nationwide shortage of qualified organists, is prompting many congregations to leave pipe organs out of their new construction plans. Jerry Aultman thinks that’s a mistake. The longtime organist and music professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological said the pipe organ doesn’t need to be relegated to funerals and weddings, and it fits nicely into modern worship when used in the right way. “We shouldn’t abandon the organ in contemporary music styles,” said Aultman, who plays each Sunday at First Baptist Church in Dallas. “The organ is a wonderful instrument to blend in with any kind of instrumental ensemble. It can fill in a lot of

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ORGAN BUILDER John Nordlie points at some of the towering pipes on an instrument he built for First United Methodist Church, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The pipe organ has ruled the Christian worship sanctuary for centuries, but a growth in praise-band worship services and a nationwide shortage of qualified organists are prompting many congregations to leave the majestic instrument out of their new building construction plans. But organ aficionados say they see a bright future for the instrument. holes in the sound.” churches who want one The pipe organ, which musician to fill the room dates back to the third with sound,” South century B.C., “has al- Dakota organ builder ways been the choice for John Nordlie said.


The instrument has been considered expensive throughout its history, with current price tags ranging from $100,000 to well into the millions. But pipe organs hold their value and can last for generations if they’re well-designed and well-maintained, he said. Nordlie crafted his first instrument in 1977 for a church in Appleton, Minn., and has built nearly 50 organs in Sioux Falls shop. Each part is handcrafted, from the wood and metal pipes that turn airflow into notes to the ornate cabinetry that houses the massive structures. Although electronic and digital instruments can try to emulate the sound of wind being pushed through pipes, “they will never match the sound of the pipe organ,” Nordlie said. “The difference is there,” he said. “Whether you take the time to listen carefully is entirely up to you.” The large megabuilders of the 1960s have largely disappeared, but numerous smaller companies are building as many instruments as they can turn out, said James Weaver, executive director of the Organ Historical Society.

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BRYAN KEMPER, founder of Rock for Life, Stand True, and the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, will be the guest speaker at the Versailles K of C Hall Jan. 22

Pro-life activist to speak VERSAILLES — Bryan Kemper, founder of Rock for Life, Stand True, and the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, will be the guest speaker at the Versailles Knights of Columbus Hall Jan. 22. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free. Kemper is currently the youth outreach director for Priests for Life. In 1987, he started his work in the Christian music industry. He was determined to be a rock star, to stand on a stage and share his testimony between songs, but he said God had other plans. In 1993, Kemper combined his passion for music and prolife into one organization, Rock for Life. Since then, Kemper has stood on many stages and shared his testimony with a variety of audiences, both in the United States and internationally. He has spoken at high schools and universities around the world, including Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Queens University in Northern Ireland, and Cardiff University in Wales. In the past, he was a regular guest on the television show “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher and co-hosted his own call-in cable show in Portland, Ore. He has been featured on MTV, radio shows, newspapers and magazines, including the cover of the New York Times and a six-page layout in Swing Generation. He has also been featured in three documentary movies. Kemper is also an author. His first book, “Social Justice Begins in the Womb,” was released in January 2010 by Clay Bridges Publishing. His articles have appeared in many magazines and pro-life publications. He also used to be somewhat of a beat poet in a group called Poetic Justice. His poems and songs are mostly centered on the issue of pro-life. Kemper has spent years reaching out to youth and encouraging this generation to get involved, and now he has endeavored to continue that outreach with Stand True Ministries. Stand True is an organization that believes the only way to stop abortion is to call out to Jesus and share his love with the nation, event organizers said. For more information, visit Kemper’s Facebook page or his website at or call Linda Meyer at (937) 621-4437.

Versailles church to celebrate 195th anniversary VERSAILLES — On a wintry Sunday morning on Jan. 18, 1818, some settlers in the tiny settlement of Jacksonville (now Versailles) met in the home of William Hole and held the first worship service of the Jacksonville Christian Church. Now, 195 years later, that church is still worshipping. It’s a different location, different building, different name, and different faces, but still worshipping the same God. The community has been invited Sunday as the Versailles Christian Church, 105 W. Ward St., celebrates its 195th anniversary with services of praise and thanksgiving at 9 and 10:30 a.m. The celebration service will include music and an anniversary message by

Senior Pastor Dennis J. Wheeler — “Walking Together.” All of the church’s members and its 60 newest members in 2012 will be honored. Everyone is also invited for an anniversary reception that will be held, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in The Gathering Place at the church. “Kingdom Kids,” a ministry for preschool through grade 4 children, and nursery care (birth through age 2), is available at both worship services. Also on Sunday, the church family will have a “Day of Work-ship” and will spend the afternoon ministering and serving the practical needs of others throughout Darke County.

Free community meal set FLETCHER — The Fletcher United Methodist Church will hold a Neighbor to Neighbor Community free meal from 5 to 7 p.m.Tuesday.The public is invited. The meal will be hosted by the Fletcher

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Anna plans Students recognized kindergarten Public blood Named Students of the Month were Brayden Collier, Alex Bruggeman, Alexia Wells, Claire Bensman, Andrew Scully, Griffin Doseck, Abby Gaydosh, Ben Wical, Bobby Adams, Nick Nowlin, Ally Bertke, Trevor Grieves, Evan Bensman, Paige Wiktorowski, Mackenzie Herbert, Dallas Poeppelman, Baylee Sommer, Nathan Osborne, Ryan Steinke, Sarah Jones, Maddy Weiskittel, Ashtin Barnes, Camron Layman and Jordan Wells,

Twp. trustees reorganize KETTLERSVILLE — The Van Buren Township Trustees met Dec. 29 to reorganize for the new year. Named chairman is Alan Luthman,with vice chairman being Luke Barhorst. The remaining trustee is David Berning. Fiscal Officer is Joan Buehler. The board changed its monthly meeting date to the last Tuesday of

the month at 7:30 p.m. Mark Buehler was reappointed zoning enforcement officer and Carl Wuebker as a member of the Zoning Board. Nate Egbert was reappointed to the Board of Appeals. Schwabero Cemetery rates were set as follows: $250 for single grave,for $450 opening and closing a grave, and $550 for opening and closing on Sunday.

screening March 20-21 ANNA — Kindergarten screening will be held at Anna Elementary School March 20 and 21. A packet of registration materials will be sent out the first week of February. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to enter school. Anyone whose child is eligible and has not contacted the school to get on the mailing list is asked to call the elementary school at 394-2584, ext. 200, as soon as possible to get on the mailing list.

MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Ashley M. Dickman, 23, 228 S. Miami Ave., $150 and costs and sentenced her to 70 days in jail on an escape charge that was amended to attempted escape. She will receive credit for 11 days served and the court will suspend 10 days if she completes two years’ probation. She may also complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail and continue and complete counseling in lieu of 10 days. Fifteen days of the sentence may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full and she must report to jail to serve 14 days. • Derrick J. Tennery, 27, 2439 State Route 48, Russia, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a charge of jacklighting game. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. His hunting license was also suspended for two years. • Derek A. Roediger, 23, 1125 Evergreen Drive, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on an aggravated menacing charge. He will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 10 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the sentence may be reconsidered. • Bernard W. O’Reilly, 25, 227 Brooklyn Ave., was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for an open-burning law violation. He will be permitted to complete 20 hours of community service in lieu of five days jail, and if fines and costs are paid in full, the remaining five days my be reconsidered. On a charge of driving while under suspension that was amended to failure to display a license, he was fined $250 and costs and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Matthew L. Maier, 38, 18 May St., Covington, was sentenced to 17 days in jail previously ordered for probation violations and contempt of court in a driving while under suspension case. • Brittnie Garwood, 34, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 10 days in jail previously ordered for contempt of court in an attempted theft case. In Municipal Court Monday, Todd M. Kelly, 18, 2481 Apache Drive,

was held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court on felony theft charges. Bond of $2,000 was continued. • Justin L. Dwyer, 29, 626 Mohican Ave., was sentenced to 111 days in jail previously imposed on a theft charge and 82 days jail on an attempted theft charge. • Christy A. Bultsma, 50, 873 Crescent Drive, Apt. 4, was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and her driver’s license was suspended for six months on a driving while under the influence charge that was amended to being in physical control of the vehicle. Jail may be reconsidered if she completes an alcohol-intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. • Dedrah M. Lamb, 25, 422 Riverside Drive, was fined $250 and costs and ordered to serve 40 hours of community service on a driving while under suspension charge that was amended to failure to display a license. If fines and costs are paid in full, community service may be reconsidered. • Tara L. Cox, 21, 5166 Frazier-Guy Road, was fined $250 and costs and ordered to serve 80 hours of community service for driving without a license. She was also fined $25 on an improper backing charge. • Dillon Perry, 19, 706 N. Main Ave., Apt. A, was fined $75 and costs for driving without a license and also fined $25 for a headlight violation. • Donald L. Haywood Jr., 22, 206 Pike St., Jackson Center, was fined $75 and costs for driving without a license. • Raquel M. Lopez, 25, 110 Red Bud Circle, Apt. D, Jackson Center, was fined $30 and costs for speeding. • Christopher P. Gordon, 19, of Piqua, was fine $150 and costs for speeding. • David C. Furlong, 26, of Xenia was fined $70 and costs for speeding. • Nichelle R. Hoard, 42, of Detroit, Mich., was fined $30 and costs on a speeding charge. • Sammy L. Solomon, 46, of West Bloomfield, Mich., was fined $30 and costs for speeding. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) for various violations as follows: Hannah D. Jones, 20, 846 Merri Lane, failure to control, $136.

Kelsey J. Grillot, 42, 119 Deer Drive, New Bremen, speeding, $141. Kimberly N. Williamson, 35, 14157 Fey Road, Anna, speeding, $175. Michaela Tufts, 32, 811 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. G, failure to control, $136. Marie R. Masteller, 31, 3088 Sidney-Freyburg Road, speeding. Shelly J. Wolf, 43, 5900 North Corporation Road 36, Minster, failure to display plate, $130. Candace J. Esser, 46, 305 West St., Jackson Center, speeding. Ellen M. Zircher, 63, 11664 Friemering Road, Minster, speeding. Amanda M. Brubaker, 34, 242 Meadow Lane, speeding. Macie N. Popik, 18, 9138 Wright-Puthoff Road, speeding. Bruce D. Smith, 51, 4707 Dawson Road, Houston, seat belt, $116. Rodney L. Rickert, 52, 1302 N. Main Ave., signal lights, $130. Marissa A. Cordray, 38, 5880 State Route 29E, lot 18, improper backing, $136. John Widney, 69, 500 Bowman Ave., failure to control, $121. Drew A. Pelfrey, 31, 202 E. State St., Botkins, speeding. David A. Strunk, 49, 134W. Clay St., seat belt, $116. Eric Fridley, 31, 722 Spruce Ave., stop sign, $136. Dawn R. Page, 32, 313 E. Court St., Apt. B, following too closely, $136. Eric A. Castillo, 33, 936 Buckeye Ave., Apt. 134, speeding. Julie A. Reichert, 30, 554 S. Pearl St., Apt.1,Versailles, seatbelt, $116. Cole K. Palmer, 19, 17030 E. Mason Road, failure to control, $136. Amy R. Swiger, 37, 424 S. West Ave., following too closely. James R. Mentges, 61, 1633 Fair Oaks Drive, reasonable control, $`136. Julie Siegel, 22, 202 Meadow Lane, failure to control, $136. Civil cases United Ohio Insurance and Laura Taborn, Sidney v. William Crim, 622 Second Ave., $2,212. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael and Jennifer Ledford, 2872 Jerome Dr., Houston, $1,464.25. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Tanya N. Roe, 9696 Hoying Road, Anna, $3,486.63. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Gary Koesters, 200 New Knoxville Ave.,

Lot 10, St.Marys, $2,263.16. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jerry A. Van Horn, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 49, $4,851.73. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Mary and Gerald Layman, P.O. Box 4455, $3,079.47. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Cynthia Wietholter, 113 Riverside Drive, Piqua, $2,000. Wilson Memorial hospital v. Rita K. Wheat, 407 Broad St., Port Jefferson, $2,993.41. St. Henry Tile Co. Inc. v. Doug Bruns, 11022 State Route 364, Fort Loramie, $5,303.84. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys v. Brandy and Duane Boerger, 2536 N. Main Ave., $666.67. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dean O. Evans, 1137 Evergreen Drive, $4,452.20. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Samantha J. Rhoades, 829 N. Main Ave., $1,073.57. United Ohio Insurance Co., Cleveland v. Vanessa Spradlin, 221 Pike St., $1,7769.57.

drives set next week The Community Blood Center joins blood centers across the nation in celebrating January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The “I Am a Blood Donor” campaign theme recognizes donors for their strength of commitment, heroic efforts to help others, and the pride that comes with identifying yourself as a blood donor, CBC officials said. CBC is encouraging donors to launch the New Year by declaring their pride in helping save lives. The special long-sleeve “I Am a Blood Donor” T-shirt is free to all who register to donate during January. The white-lettered design on the black T-shirt declares, “I Am a Heroic, Rock Star, Wonderful, Life-Saving Blood Donor.” Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center, reports that there will be several blood drives next week. • Tuesday — Jackson Center United Methodist Church is sponsoring a public blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 202 E Pike St. The Rev. Silvia Hull serves as chairwoman for this public blood drive. Anyone who donated Nov. 20 or earlier is eligible to donate Tuesday. • Wednesday and Jan. 17 — Emerson Climate Technologies is hosting

two employee blood drives. Emerson employees can contact their First Aid Department to schedule a donation time. • Jan. 17 — Airstream in Jackson Center is hosting an employee blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Terry Coleman serves as chairman for the Airstream blood drives. • Jan. 17 — Sidney Apostolic Temple Church is hosting a public blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Sidney Apostolic is located at 210 S. Pomeroy Ave. Rachael Clack serves as chairwoman for the Sidney Apostolic Temple blood drives. January is considered a challenging time in blood donation recruitment. Many potential donors are still adjusting to winter weather, holiday schedules, and the increase in cold and flu cases. Community Blood Center urges healthy donors to consider making a blood donation at this time. Future January blood drives include: • Jan. 22 — Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., public blood drive. • Jan. 24 — Cargill, Sidney, noon-4 p.m., employee blood drive. • Jan. 25 — Peerless Group, 8 a.m.-noon, employee and public blood drive. • Jan. 30 — Sidney Senior Center, Sidney, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., public blood drive.

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BY: JOHN HUSA Some students fear the two words. Others have been looking forward to what they mean all year long. If you are not sure what the two words are, they are “science fair” and the event will be here before you know it on February 6. For those who do not know what Science Fair is, it is when students choose an experiment to do, perform the experiment, Current junior Seth Bensman and present their results in front of judges. with his 2012 science fair project It may sound easy, but the students have to do tons of research, conduct trials of their project, and make a presentation board. They do this over a couple of months, with deadlines for certain criteria. Every year you can always find new and interesting projects, and always learn something new. Sophomore Margo Baker’s project, Hydroponic System vs. Compost Soil, is about seeing which one makes parsley grow the fastest. Sophomore Thomas Covault is testing four types of water to see which one is more suitable for fish. The projects are looking fantastic already, and are sure to produce some incredible experiments. Students who receive superior ratings from the judges move on to the District Science Fair and maybe even to State. After the judges are finished judging the students, anyone can come and see the students’ projects, around 8:30 p.m. on February 6 in the gym at Lehman. Whether you are a fan of science or not, the experience brings out the scientist in all of us.

BY: ALLY BERGMAN When December rolls around, most people concentrate on Christmas festivities. After the 25th though, the New Year becomes everyone’s focus. Making New Year’s resolutions makes ringing in the year more fun. The anticipation of a fresh start, and being given a clean slate, is comforting and exciting for many. In order to choose the right resolution, a reflection of oneself is needed. Finding your faults and things you need to improve is what makes a great resolution. Sophomore Brooke Jones said, “I want to work on being kinder to everyone.” Being in a school full of teenagers, many students struggle with this. Teachers must too because Science Teacher Tracy Hall said that her resolution is “to do more for others.” Academics are an aspect that many decide to include in their resolutions. Freshman Diana Gibson admitted, “I want to continue to do well in school. I want improve every quarter.” With exams this week, right after the start of 2013, this is also a great resolution to make. Whether your resolution is to be kinder, or to improve your grades, each one is unique to the person who makes it. Having high expectations for yourself in the coming year is important as we all want to continue growing into the best people we can be, but we should not forget to celebrate all of our accomplishments in the past year too.

PIQUA — Forty-three students from Upper Valley Career Center traveled to the Wright State University Nutter Center recently for the 13th Annual Trebuchet Competition hosted by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics. Wright State sponsors the event to encourage teamwork, individual responsibility, creativity, math and science skills, experimental design, and fun. The Trebuchet Competition, like many career and technical learning experiences, encourages interdisciplinary learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, physics, and mathematics to complete their projects. The trebuchet design/build is especially engaging since the students practice using their machines implementing changes to be more competitive. Upper Valley Career Center instructors Frank Harris, James Petrofes and Deb Luellen worked with their students for several weeks preparing for the event. The Upper Valley Career Center students faced off against 46 teams from local public, private and magnet schools. Two Upper Valley teams advanced to the finals, finishing fourth, and tying for fifth place overall. Those team members included the following students from Shelby County: Ivan Wisecup, Sidney; Austin Petty, Russia; Brandon Barlage, Russia; Cory Branscum, Sidney; and Dylan Kendall, Sidney.

It takes money from a lot of generous people to keep Lehman Catholic High School up and running. Lehman’s annual Foundation Banquet is a fundraiser for the school but also serves as an opportunity to recognize those who have given time, talent or treasure to the school over the years. This wonderful night consists of a delicious dinner, presentation of the donor awards, and even a legendary speaker. “I am very excited about the great speaker we have this year,” said Corey Shreves, who works in the Lehman Development Office. This year’s speaker is Chris Spielman, former Ohio State star linebacker. Some former speakers include Ohio State football players Archie Griffin and Eddie George, and even the late OSU Coach Woody Hayes. However, the speakers are not limited to Ohio State standouts. Other former speakers include former Michigan Head Coach “Bo” Schembechler, former Cincinnati Reds Manager George “Sparky” Anderson, TV celebrity Al Roker, Catholic Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, and former Cincinnati Bengals star Anthony Munoz. “Some of the potential speakers who are on our list for the future include former Buckeye Quarterback Kirk Herbstreit and Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago,” said Development Director Scott Greve. This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday, February 2, and should be a fun night for all those involved. Tickets are being sold for $150 per person which includes cocktails and dinner. “I’m excited about the opportunity we have to sell out the banquet in back to back years,” said Greve. “We are expecting a packed house for the second year in a row and that would be great for the school.”

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BY: MADILYN BROWN If you’ve never heard of Grace Frantz, you must not be paying attention because she is one of the most involved people at Lehman. Not only is she in National Honor Society and Cavs-4-A-Cure, she is the co-vice president of Pro-Lifeguards and is the president of the junior class. She is also a Eucharistic minister. Also known as Gracie Lou, Grace is a goalie for the girls varsity soccer team. As if that didn’t take up enough of her time in the fall, she is also a very enthusiastic and dedicated member of the marching band. Grace was brought into the world 17 years ago on November 25 and is a middle child. She has three siblings including two sisters, Sarah and Anna (both Lehman graduates), and her younger brother John-Henry, who is an eighth grader at Holy Angels. While at school, she favors her time in English class with Mrs. Saluke, but she also enjoys spending time with her dog, Patches. It is no surprise that the favorite color of this cheerful person is yellow and, although she is quite the busy gal, she likes to spend her free time by writing and taking pictures. Grace isn’t sure what the future has in store for her, but she is definitely doing a great job of making each day an excellent one.




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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Moon today urges you to examine your attitude to authority. Even though you are a rebellious sign, you have to accept certain limitations of authority, right? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This might be the best day of the year to ask yourself what further education or training you could get that would improve your job. Not only that, how could further experiences or travel enrich your life? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Take a serious look at your approach to shared property, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others. This also includes debt. Do you have a plan on how to reduce your debt? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) What can you do to improve your closest relationships? This is the perfect day to think about this. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Today’s New Moon urges you to think about how you can improve your job or the way that you do your work. In addition, how can you improve your health? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The New Moon is a time for resolutions. How can you improve your relationship with your kids? What kind of romantic partner are you? How often do express your creativity? Think about these things. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) What can you do to improve family relationships and also improve where you live? Today’s New Moon begs this question. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) We are social creatures. The New Moon today urges you to examine your style of communicating with others. How can you improve? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) What is your attitude to money? Your attitude to something affects how it manifests in your life. Ever thought of that? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place today. Take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself how you can improve your appearance or the impression you create in the world. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) How often do you take time to be quiet and just grok your surroundings? Today’s New Moon urges you to respect your inner world as well as your outer life. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Are you happy with the friends you have? Do you hang out with quality people? (Your friends can hugely influence your future.) Ponder this today. YOU BORN TODAY You’re a shrewd judge of character and very capable and trustworthy. People respect you. You have high morals, and you walk your talk. Because you try to be objective and give honest feedback to others, people value your expert opinion. In year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will diminish or end to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Diana Gabaldon, author; Mary J. Blige, singer/actress; Alan Paton, writer/activist. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:00am Mark Ham air rifle no. 21 dated May 27, 1913, crocks, kitchen items, oil lamps, egg hatchery box, old farm manuals and advertisements, books, wall pockets, apple peeler, cream separators, lard press, sausage stuffer, butter churn, slaw cutter, Hull vase, depression glass, China, meat grinder, Crosley and Maytag ringer washers, RCA Victor radio, Refrigerator, stove, Bed Frames, kitchen cabinet, oak table, oak chairs, wash stand, dressers, oak secretary, sewing machines, several quilts, bear skin, 2 old bikes, pitcher pump, socket sets, lantern, push mower, horse collars, old plow, concrete mixer, grinder, scales, saws and much more! Personal property of Virgil Timeus Other property including Tiffany type lamps,2 Nice Stained Glass windows, Furniture, and jewelry with sterling and gold items Go to for Pictures auctioneer Id#22728

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Long Guns: Winchester Model 42 .410 pump with vented rib, Winchester Model 190 .22L, Remington Model 700 ADL .243 Bolt Action, Browning Model 65 .218B Commemorative model Stainless w/Gold inlay NIB, Browning Model 65 .218B lever action NIB, Remington Model 700 ADL 7mm Magnum, New Haven Model 495T .12 Gauge, Revelation Model 325BA 20 gauge, Firearms Model SB 20 gauge, Revelation model 100 .22 rifle. Thompson Center M .50 Cal Black Powder Rifle New, rifled barrel for Remington 870. Hand Guns: Remington Original Colt Navy Model 1853 Percussion, Ruger Blackhawk .45 Revolver, Sam L. Colt Reproduction Army Black Powder New. Large amount of Ammo and reloading equipment, Ammo Boxes, misc. parts. Tools: Machinists tools including gauge blocks, calipers, collets, hand tools, boxes, indicators, Snap-On deep well sockets, Fishing Equipment: Rods and Reels, fly poles, lures, assorted tackle. Auctioneers Note: Nice clean selection of firearms, not a large sale but worthy of your attention. Items may be previewed @ 8:00 a.m. Owners name withheld due to security. Directions: Auction held inside at the VanDemark Farms Activity center. I75 to exit 90 Fair Rd. West to South on VanDemark Rd. one mile to auction. Terms: All items to be sold to the highest bidder. Cash or Check. Credit Cards accepted with 3% fee. Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel, Tom Roll and David Shields. Rick Richenbacher and DeLynn Cox Apprentice Auctioneers

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ROOSTERS, Black Copper Marans & Blue Copper Marans, 3 1/2 months old, Free to good homes. Call (937)492-7943

WEIMARANER PUPPIES AKC, 14 weeks old, vet checked, tails, nails and have been wormed. First shots, ready for good homes. (1) Blue, (2) Silvers, (3) females, Parents on premises. $500. (937)658-0045 WANTED! Need money? I buy guns, gold and silver coins and jewelry. Fair prices. (937)698-6362

1999 TOYOTA Camery LE. Black, grey interior, 4door. 144,000 miles. Excellent condition. Reliable! $5000 firm. (937)622-3941

CHRISTMAS TREE, 9 foot, pre-lit. Bought 2006 from Lowe's. Paid over $400, asking $200. Excellent condition. (937)622-3941

2005 CADILLAC CTS, silver, with black leather interior, 125,000 miles. fully loaded: navigation, DVD, leather, heated seats, dual climate control, Sirius radio and much more! Wood trim. She's a beauty - don't pass her up!! $9000 OBO. Please contact me if interested! (937)418-4029

QUILTING FRAME, Next Generation, partially assembled, large enough for king-size, can be made smaller, excellent condition, instructional dvd, $150, (937)418-4758

CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your call us junker (937)269-9567.

GUN Winchester model 37, 12 gauge shot gun. $250. (937)581-7177

2 CATS, male tabby's, free to good outside farm home. (937)658-1970

BOSTON TERRIER, 3 male pups, utd on shots worming, Ready and January 13th, (937)693-2794 leave message

KITTEN, 4 month old, playful healthy male, indoor home only, $20, refunded after proof of (937)492-7478 neuter, leave message LABRADOR RETRIEVER puppies, AKC, born 10/31, first shots & wormed, 2 black females, 2 black males, $225. Call/text (937)638-0496.

“Betty Zorn Bennett” AUCTION

Live auctions to be held on-site at each location under tents with food and coffee served

Sunday January 13th. 10:30 a.m. 2401 South VanDemark Rd. Sidney, Ohio Antiques & Collectibles: French Morbier 8 day striking wall clock late 19th. Century, Slag Glass parlor lamp, Service for 12 Fransiscan Dinnerware in Apple Pattern, Jardinière top unmarked, Shawnee corn casserole, Roseville Snowberry window box green, Majolica tea pot, Cast iron train cars, B&W Sidney Photographs, Belgium Wool Oriental area rugs, Turkey feather duster, small humidor, cranberry lamp w/prisms, large table lamp w/crystal prisms, metal bladed fan, other items of the period. Vintage Furniture: (7) plank bottom chairs, barrel back ash chairs, needlepoint chair and foot rest, wicker planter, heavily carved 8 leg octagon table, ball and claw coffee table, large hope chest, iron leg window table, Retro white curved sectional sofa, nesting tables, curved kidney kneehole desks, 4 pc. Full size BR suite, many Victorian pictures, Duncan Phyfe drop leaf with buffet painted, retro ashtrays, large mirrors, octagon side tables, card tables and chairs, metal spring lawn chairs, hose reel, electric push mower, Victorian Glass: Approximately 20 water pitchers many hand blown with painted faces, Victorian bust vase, ruffled candy dishes, 35 painted tumblers various makers, large amount of other assorted glassware Auctioneers Note: Join us as we offer the former personal property of the late Betty Zorn Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a very well known and respected Business Woman, Philanthropist, Socialite, and a corner stone in the community. A clean, Quality auction to be held inside the climate controlled VanDemark Center Activity Center. Directions: I-75 to exit 90 Fair Rd. West ¼ mile to South on VanDemark Rd. 1 mile to auction site. Terms: All items to be sold to the highest bidder. Cash or Check. Credit Cards accepted with 3% fee. Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel, Tom Roll and David Shields. Rick Reichenbacher & DeLynn Cox Apprentice Auctioneers.




Absolute Public Auction Saturday, February 16th 9:30 a.m. Sidney, Ohio


LOVESEAT, black reclining and red loveseat and chair both purchased at Front Room Furnishings in Dublin, Ohio. Like new excellent condition. Just moved to Sidney and don't have room for them. set $550 Each (937)538-0601.

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2006 MONACO DIPLOMAT Diesel pusher, high-end motor home! 4 slideouts and lots of features. This is independent travel vacations and retirement! $125,000. Call (937)773-5811

Farm #1: 9:30 a.m.18135 State Route 706. 73.110± Acres of tillable farmgroud with farmhouse and outbuildings. Farm #2: 10:30 a.m. 0 Gearhart Rd. 93± Acres (Subject to Survey) Good tillable acreage w 4 acres of wooded ground (auction to be held at 2231 State Route 29 Site) Farm #3: 10:45 a.m. 2231 State Route 29 East (offered in two Tracts via Multi-Parcel system) Tract # 1 to contain 32± acres of bare tillable ground. Tract # 2 to contain 10 acres± wooded ground with 3 BR home and outbuildings.


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Farm #4: 1:00 p.m. 2399 Russell Rd. 120± Acres in one tract w/ 2 story farm house. Possible Commercial/Industrial Site. Owner: Betty Zorn Bennett Trust-Linda Sidle Trustee. James Chrisman Attorney Basic Terms: Each tract shall require a $ 25,000.00 downpayment the day of the auction with balance due at closing 30 days after auction. Call for more informatiom

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REPLAY 50 years ago Jan. 10, 1963 The Botkins Little Trojans won over Houston’s Kittens 45-28 on the latter’s floor in Shelby County League Junior High basketball. Geyer and Dietz paced Botkins to its victory with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Ron Liette latched onto 14 points for the Kittens.

25 years ago Jan. 10, 1988 Nish Golden had his best night of the season and two Yellow Jackets scored 20 or more points in a 72-63 victory over Celina Saturday at Sidney. The difference in the game was Golden, who enjoyed his best offensive performance of the season with a game-high 24. Dewayne McCluskey added 21.

CALENDAR High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball Marion Local at New Knoxville Riverside at Marion Catholic Delphos St. John’s at Minster St. Henry at Versailles New Bremen at Coldwater Fairlawn at Fort Loramie —— FRIDAY Boys basketball Sidney at Greenville Lehman at Fort Loramie Christian Academy at East Dayton Botkins at Russia New Knoxville at Marion Local Marion Catholic at Riverside Minster at Delphos St. John’s Versailles at St. Henry Coldwater at New Bremen Jackson Center at Houston Anna at Fairlawn Bowling Sidney at High School Classic Swimming/diving Franklin, Miami East, Fort Recovery at Lehman Wrestling Bluffton, Allen East at Versailles

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Jackets go for two in a row BY KEN BARHORST Going into the overtime Tuesday night at Sidney High, head coach Greg Snyder had a plan. And he loves it when a plan works like this one did. He told his players going into the extra Daniel period that “we’re going to win this game with defense.” And behind the play of Scott Stewart, the Jackets did just that, holding the Trojans to a single free throw in Stewart the overtime to come away with a 72-63 victory. “I told the kids going into the overtime that we didn’t have our best half defensively in the second half,” he said. “We did well on offense, but if we were going to win this

game, we had to do it with defense. When we did get stops and did rebound, we were able to get out in transition and capitalize on some of those situations.” Stewart was assigned the task of containing Troy’s talented Tyler Miller, who had 29 points at the end of regulation. He did not score again. “Scotty knew what we needed him to do and he got the job done,” said Snyder. “It was all five guys, but Scotty set the tone and did exactly what we asked him to do. And I think some of his teammates fed off that.” In addition, the Jackets got a huge game from senior James Daniel, who finished with a double-double of 16 points an 11 rebounds. He not only came down with a huge offensive rebound at the end of regulation, but calmly sank two free throws with eight seconds left that tied the game up. “James always seemed to be in the right place at the right time,” said Snyder. “He had just come off a missed free throw but I know he can

make them. I knew he would concentrate. It takes a lot of guts and you have to want to shoot them. And he did. “Troy called a timeout to try to ice him, and in the huddle all the guys were trying to pick him up,” Snyder added. “I said ‘guys relax. He’s going to make them.’” Tyree Manley, who had a huge three-pointer late in the game after the Jackets fell behind by five, finished with 20 and Eric Beigel had 17. Conner Echols finished with 10. “Those guys really kept us in it,” said Snyder. The Jackets now try to make it two in a row when they travel to Greenville, and Snyder says the worst thing the Jackets can do is put a lot of stock in the Green Wave’s record, which stands at 1-10. “Greenville is kinda like Vandalia in that it’s been a tough place to play for us,” Snyder said. “And despite their record, Greenville is a very good team. They’ve played a very tough schedule, but they have a lot of talent. “It’s been a long time since

Cavs face Loramie BY KEN BARHORST

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TONIGHT — Girls basketball, Graham at Anna. Air time 7:10 FRIDAY — Boys basketball, Anna at Fairlawn. Air time 7:40 SATURDAY — Girls basketball, Russia at Minster. Air time 2:10 Boys basketball, New Knoxville at Jackson Center. Air time 7:10

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s really hard to enjoy it right now. I don't want to discredit it, or not appreciate the company I share in this milestone, but right now it's the farthest thing from my mind. We're just trying to find a way to win one game.” — Lakers guard Steve Nash after becoming the fifth player in NBA history to surpass 10,000 assists in a loss to the Rockets Tuesday night.

ON THIS DATE IN 1972 — The longest winning streak in major professional sports is snapped when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 120-104. The Lakers had won 33 straight, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39 points gave Los Angeles its first loss since Oct. 31.

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SIDNEY’S SYLVIA Hudson goes up for a shot over Abby Grooms of Vandalia in action Wednesday night at Vandalia.The Lady Jackets were upset 39-33.

Lady Jackets upset VANDALIA — The Sidney Lady Jackets had their worst shooting night in years Wednesday at Vandalia, and it cost them dearly in a 39-33 upset at the hands of the Lady Aviators in Greater Western Ohio Conference North girls basketball action. Vandalia came into the game winless in the league and just 2-8 overall, but the 84 Lady Jackets couldn’t find the bucket after the first four minutes of the game and fell victim to the upset. “It came down to shooting,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “We were okay at the start, but we just fell apart in the second quarter.” The Lady Jackets finished the game hitting just 11 of 59


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we’ve strung two good performances together, so it will be interesting to see how our kids react,” he added. The Green Wave start some youngsters, including 6-foot-2 freshman Clay Guillozet. “He’s going to be a great player and he’s already very, very good,” said Snyder. “He has a lot of court savvy for a freshman.” Snyder said 6-6 Aaron Baulsbaugh, a sophomore, is improving and he’s also concerned about their guard play, which is led by junior Zach Comer. “When I saw them play, I sat with the Northmont coach and we both agreed that their guard play is very, very good,” he said. “They basically use every screen in the book and are very diversified in what they do. So that will make it a real challenge as to whether we can defend them or not.” The Jackets return home Saturday to take on Dayton Stivers. “They are very, very athletic, so the key is going to be where we can get rebounds or not,” Snyder said.

from the field for 18.6 percent. And to make matters worse, they were just 10-for-23 from the free throw line, 44 percent. That negated the Lady Jackets pulling down 21 offensive rebounds in the game, and forcing Vandalia into 26 turnovers. They simply could not capitalize. No one struggled more than the area’s leading scorer Konner Harris, who entered the game averaging 22.3, tops in the entire GWOC. She finished with just four points, and they all came in the first quarter. The Lady Jackets actually led 11-4 at one point in the early going, but were outscored 12-3 in the crucial

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second period. And despite trailing just 20-14 at the half, Sidney never regained the lead. Freshman Sylvia Hudson led Sidney with 10 points and Lauren Elmore added nine. The loss dropped Sidney to 2-1 in the North and 8-5 overall. Sidney (33) Harris 1-2-4; Hanayik 3-1-8; Elmore 3-3-9; Wise 0-2-2; Hudson 4-210. Totals: 11-10-33. Vandalia (39) Stephans 1-0-2; A. Ratliff 2-0-4; Trentman 3-2-8; Black 3-6-12; D. Ratliff 1-4-7; Frogge 1-0-2; Grooms 20-4. Totals: 13-12-39. Score by quarters: Sidney ...........................11 14 25 33 Vandalia..........................8 20 29 39 Three-pointers: Vandalia 1 (D. Ratliff); Sidney 1 (Hanayik). Records: Sidney 8-5, Vandalia 38.

Lehman coach Isaiah Williams made the comment Wednesday that “Thank God we’re only 10 games in.” His meaning was clear — still plenty of time to iron out some things before postseason play arrives. “We’re 5-5 right now and we’ve let some games slip away,” he said. “We just haven’t been consistent. We need to be more consistent on the defensive end and it needs to be a cooperative effort. If you look at our scores, we’ve led in all but two or our losses, but we don’t stay consistent enough. “It’s losing our focus and not having mental toughness, but I think the kids will get better at it,” he went on. “We’re doing a lot of film now and they get to see themselves in game situations.” He uses a lot of players, about 10 per game, and he thinks that will help come tournament time. “The beauty of it is that right now no one seems to be running away with it,” he said. “Our goal is to be above .500 come tournament time, but we’re not focusing on that yet. We’re still trying to figure things out.” A key injury has forced him to change up a bit. Six-footseven Nathan Hall, a junior, was becoming a real presence inside, but he’s out with an injury. But he said players like John Husa and James Rego are stepping up their games. “Hopefully, they will continue to come around,” Williams said. “They are big and physical.” The Cavaliers face a tough road challenge Friday at 4-6 Fort Loramie. On Saturday, they are at Lima Temple Christian. “We were fortunate to beat Loramie last year,” said Williams. “Their coach (Karl Ratermann) is tough and they play tough and physical. We’re going to have to match their intensity. It will be physical, so hopefully our depth will give us an advantage.”

Alex Meyer

Jackson Center senior standout Alex Meyer led the Tigers to two victories, including a key one in Shelby County League play Friday night at Fairlawn. Meyer hit four three-pointers against Fairlawn and finished with 25 points in a 62-50 victory, then followed that up with 22 points Saturday night in a road win over Waynesfield. Check out all the sports at


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Raiders lose top scorer Francis to injury BY KEN BARHORST There are three teams sitting atop the County boys basketball race with one loss apiece, but the closeness of the is chase overshadowed this Francis week by an injury to one of the league’s best. Treg Francis, a senior for the Russia Raiders who is averaging 14.8 points per game, was injured in the first quarter Tuesday night at Fairlawn. And a trip to the doctor on Wednesday revealed a broken foot. Francis, who continued to play with the injured foot and finished with 17 points Tuesday, will be out at least six weeks. “You hate to see it for a senior,” said Russia coach Paul Bremigan. “Hopefully, everything will go well and maybe he’ll be back for tournament games. But if not, he’s a very good baseball player and we can look




them, but one thing I do know is that they’ve found ways to win and that’s something we haven’t been able to do yet.” His biggest concern, besides filling the void left by Francis, is defense. “It’s a little bit of everything,” he said. “Probably me trying to do too much defensively. Offensively, we were good but defensively we took a step back. All you have to do is look at the score. We scored 70 points (Tuesday) and didn’t win. But we’ve got the kids that can defend and things we can work on.”

to that.” The Raiders will host one of those league leaders Friday in the Botkins Trojans, while the other two also face stiff challenges. Fairlawn is home to the red-hot Anna Rockets, and Jackson Center travels to Houston. Fort Loramie is in non-league action at home against Lehman. Saturday is busy, with only Fairlawn being idle. Anna is at top-ranked St. Henry, Botkins travels to Parkway, Houston is home to Bradford, Loramie is at Minster, Jackson hosts New Knoxville and Russia Jackson Center to Springfield goes The Tigers bounced Catholic. back in a big way last Russia week from two straight Coach Bremigan will losses the previous have to do some shuf- weekend, and in the fling now with the loss of process kept themselves Francis. in the thick of the “It’s a tough loss,” said County race. the veteran coach. “With The loss to Fort Lothat injury, and how it ramie two Fridays ago will affect our rotation, ended a 26-game County I’m a little more con- win streak for Jackson, cerned about us than I and with a trip to Fairam about Botkins right lawn, unbeaten in the now. After (Tuesday) league, in the offing last night, I haven’t really Friday, the Tigers were thought much about at a critical stage.

But they turned up the defense and dominated the Jets to leave the County race with three teams on top at one loss apiece, including the Tigers. “Friday was big for us,” said head coach Scott Elchert. “We didn’t want to put ourselves two games back in the league. To go on the road and play as well as we did against a quality opponent was a real boost.” Alex Meyer was outstanding all weekend, scoring 25 and 22 points in the two games (Saturday at Waynesfield), but he had plenty of help from the likes of Trey Elchert and Gavin Wildermuth. Elchert set up teammates all night in finishing with nine assists, and Wildermuth was one of the beneficiaries in a 16-point effort. “Gavin had a big weekend and got things going offensively,” said coach Elchert. “Trey hasn’t been real consistent with his outside shooting but he’s really done a good job of distributing the ball. And we're confident that his shot will be there. And Eric Ryder


High school basketball Standings BOYS County League All W-L W-L Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 9-2 Jackson Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 8-2 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 8-2 Fort Loramie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 4-6 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 6-5 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 3-8 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 3-8 Friday’s Games Anna at Fairlawn Botkins at Russia Jackson Center at Houston Lehman at Fort Loramie Saturday’s Games Anna at St. Henry Botkins at Parkway Bradford at Houston Fort Loramie at Minster New Knoxville at Jackson Center Russia at Springfield Catholic Tuesday’s Game Fairlawn at Botkins —— Greater Western Ohio Conference North League All W-L W-L Vandalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 5-8 Trotwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 7-1 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 2-9 Piqua. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 4-7 Troy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1-12 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 1-10 Friday’s Games Sidney at Greenville Troy at Piqua Vandalia at Trotwood Saturday’s Games Eaton at Greenville Stivers at Sidney Vandalia at Deer Park Tuesday’s Games Fairmont at Troy Piqua at Bethel Northmont at Trotwood Central Northmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 11-1 Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 11-2 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 9-3 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 7-5 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 6-6 Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 3-9 Friday’s Games Centerville at Beavercreek Springfield at Fairmont Wayne at Northmont Tuesday’s Games Alter at Centerville Dunbar at Beavercreek Fairmont at Troy Northmont at Trotwood Wayne at West Carrollton South Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 11-2 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 7-4 Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 5-6 West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 8-4 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 4-7 Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 3-8 Friday’s Games Fairborn at Xenia Springboro at Lebanon West Carrollton at Miamisburg Saturday’s Games Fairborn at Meadowdale Lebanon at Loveland Miamisburg at Hamilton Tuesday’s Games Fairborn at Kenton Ridge Stebbins at Miamisburg Wayne at West Carrollton —— Midwest Athletic Conference League All W-L W-L Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 8-0 St. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 10-1 Delphos St. John’s . . . . . . . . . 2-0 6-3 New Bremen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 8-2 Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 6-3 Marion Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 3-3 Coldwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 3-4 Fort Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 9-2 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 5-4 Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 1-9 Friday’s Games Coldwater at New Bremen Fort Recovery at Parkway Minster at St. John’s New Knoxville at Marion Local Versailles at St. Henry Saturday’s Games Anna at St. Henry

Botkins at Parkway Coldwater at National Trail Fort Loramie at Minster Lima Shawnee at St. John’s Mississinawa at St. Henry New Bremen at Covington New Knoxville at Jackson Center Van Wert at Marion Local Monday’s Game Marion Local at Celina Tuesday’s Game Wapakoneta at New Knoxville —— Other Boys League All W-L W-L Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Riverside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 2-9 Friday’s Games Lehman at Fort Loramie Marion Catholic at Riverside Saturday’s Games Ansonia at Riverside Lehman at Lima Temple Tuesday’s Game Triad at Riverside —— SCORING LEADERS Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn ..11 214 19.5 Tyree Manley, Sidney ..........11 201 18.3 Alex Meyer, JC.....................10 182 18.2 Trey Everett, Fairlawn........11 190 17.3 Josh Schwartz, Botkins.......10 172 17.2 Derek Spencer, Chr. Aca......11 186 16.9 Carson Manger, NB.............10 153 15.3 Treg Francis, Russia ...........11 163 14.8 Joel Albers, Anna.................11 160 14.6 Seth Guillozet, FL ...............10 145 14.5 Dalton Bollinger, Riverside.10 145 14.5 Jesse Phlipot, Houston........11 156 14.2 Greg Spearman, Lehman....10 113 14.1 Chandon Williams, Anna ....11 153 13.9 Jake Allen, NK.......................9 125 13.9 Devon Poeppelman, Minster ...9 120 13.3 Nathan Brown, Chr. Aca. ....11 118 13.1 Carter Bensman, Anna .......11 142 12.9 Jackson Frantz, Lehman ....10 126 12.6 Andrew Arnett, NK ...............9 111 12.3 Adam Niemeyer, Minster ......9 107 11.9 Connor Richard, Lehman....10 118 11.8 Heath Geyer, Botkins ..........10 118 11.8 Luke Schwieterman, NB.....10 116 11.6 Trevor Sherman, Russia .....11 118 10.7 Ben Homan, NB...................10 107 10.7 Jake Braun, Houston ..........11 111 10.1 Isaac Kuntz, NK ....................9 91 10.1 —— GIRLS County League All W-L W-L Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 10-2 Fort Loramie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 12-2 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 9-4 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 7-6 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 5-9 Jackson Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 2-11 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 2-10 Thursday’s Games Fairlawn at Fort Loramie Graham at Anna Saturday’s Games Fort Loramie at Houston Jackson Center at Botkins Russia at Minster Monday’s Games Botkins at Bellefontaine Fairlawn at Anna Tuesday’s Games Fort Loramie at Fort Recovery Jackson Center at Waynesfield —— Greater Western Ohio Conference North League All W-L W-L Troy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 5-8 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 8-5 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-6 Piqua. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 6-8 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 3-8 Trotwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 4-8 Wednesday’s Games Piqua at Greenville Vandalia 39, Sidney 33 Troy at Trotwood Saturday’s Games Coldwater at Greenville Vandalia at Withrow Monday’s Games Meadowdale at Vandalia St. Henry at Sidney Trotwood at Belmont Wednesday’s Games Sidney at Troy Trotwood at Piqua Vandalia at Greenville

Central Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 11-0 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 11-1 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 7-5 Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 3-8 Northmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 2-9 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 1-10 Wednesday’s Games Beavercreek at Springfield Northmont at Centerville Wayne at Fairmont Saturday’s Games Centerville at Ursuline Springboro at Northmont Monday’s Games Chaminade-Julienne at Centerville Kenton Ridge at Northmont Springboro at Beavercreek Tecumseh at Springfield Tipp City at Wayne Wednesday’s Games Springfield at Centerville Wayne at Beavercreek South Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 10-2 Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 7-4 Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 7-3 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 7-5 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 3-10 West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 1-10 Wednesday’s Games Lebanon at Fairborn Miamisburg at Springboro West Carrollton at Xenia Saturday’s Games Lebanon at Miamisburg Springboro at Northmont West Carrollton at Carlisle Monday’s Game Springboro at Beavercreek Wednesday’s Games Fairborn at West Carrollton Miamisburg at Stebbins Springboro at Xenia —— Midwest Athletic Conference League All W-L W-L Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 11-1 Fort Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 9-2 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 8-3 Coldwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 6-5 Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 6-5 Marion Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 7-4 Delphos St. John’s . . . . . . . . . 1-2 6-4 New Bremen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 6-7 St. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 6-5 Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 3-9 Thursday’s Games Marion Local at New Knoxville New Bremen at Coldwater Parkway at Fort Recovery St. Henry at Versailles St. John’s at Minster Saturday’s Games Coldwater at Greenville Lehman at Versailles Lima Shawnee at St. Henry Russia at Minster St. John’s at Ottawa-Glandorf St. Marys at New Bremen Monday’s Game St. Henry at Sidney Tuesday’s Games Fort Loramie at Fort Recovery Marion Local at Celina Spencerville at Parkway —— Other Girls League All W-L W-L Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Riverside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 2-11 Thursday’s Game Riverside at Marion Catholic Saturday’s Game Lehman at Versailles Monday’s Game Triad at Riverside Tuesday’s Game Lehman at Springfield Catholic —— SCORING LEADERS G Pts. Avg Konner Harris, Sidney .........13 272 20.9 Darian Rose, FL ...................14 261 18.6 Natalie Billing, Anna ...........12 197 16.4 Haley Horstman, NK ...........11 175 15.9 Kylie Wilson, Russia ............13 195 15.0 Bridget Geiger, Minster .......11 165 15.0 Olivia Cummings, Fairlawn ...12 175 14.6 Logan Pitts, Botkins.............13 144 11.1 Erica Huber, Anna................12 131 10.9 Cayla Bensman, Anna..........12 130 10.8 Claire McCullough, Botkins ...13 135 10.4 Meg Reineke, NK .................11 114 10.4

has had some big games. It’s so important having multiple guys contributing.” The Tigers trek to Houston to face the Wildcats Friday, and it’s another key County game. “You can’t take a night off in this league this year,” Elchert said. “This is a big time challenging weekend. We have New Knoxville Saturday but of course, our focus will be on Houston. They have consistently been getting it done at the defensive end, and they have the weapons on offense. So it’s a matter of having to come out and guard.”

the Anna Rockets come to town with a threegame winning streak. The Jets won at Anna to open the season, but Tidwell expects a different team this time around. “When we played them the first time, they were going about eight deep,” Tidwell said. “Now they’re back to using six and they’re playing well together. We expect a physical game, which you always get from Anna. Everybody knows we want to get out and push the ball, so I think tempo will be the key Friday.”


Head coach John Willoughby says the season is split into three parts — before the (holiday) break, after the break, and tournament. And he’s hoping his Wildcats will find their shooting touch before the season goes much further. “We’re not very consistent,” he said. “We played well early in the season, but in the last few league games, we haven’t played well. We’re not scoring and that makes it tough. We’re getting good shots but we’re just not hitting them. I don’t have a complaint about the shots we’re taking, but we need a couple of guys to hit their jumpers.” The Wildcats have one of the league’s top in Jesse weapons Phlipot, but he’s attracting all kinds of attention. “There’s been as many as four guys near him at times,” said Willoughby. “Teams are ganging up on him and there are very few times when he’s by himself. We have to recognize it and he has to recognize it and get his teammates good shots. We talk about that all the time and he’s willing.” The Wildcats stay home Friday and take on the Jackson Center Tigers, defending league champs and tied for first right now. “We need to shoot better but Jackson Center is not a great team to do that against,” said Willoughby. “They play great defense and the last time we played them, we had a lot of empty possessions. We can’t afford that again.”

The Rockets have been as good as anybody in the County of late, reeling off three straight wins after losing their first eight games. They have a chance to make some big waves this weekend, but it’s a huge challenge, starting with Friday night at 9-2 Fairlawn. On Saturday, it’s a trip to No. 1-ranked St. Henry (10-1). “We’re just trying to get better each and every day,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “We don’t want to get complacent with where we’re at. It’s a lot different at practice now than early in the season. There is more intensity to our approach and the kids look forward to getting out there and competing.” Barhorst said there is still a lot to work on, but he doesn’t want to upset the flow his team has going. “We don’t want to ruin the flow, but there are things you have to tinker with,” he said. “We have guys that are really starting to gel.” The focus is on Fairlawn, which is tied atop the County standings. “We’re going to be ready and we know Fairlawn will be,” he said. “Any game you go into, you have to be ready for a knockdown, drag-ut fight. They’re going to want to push, push, push, and we’ve got to be able to stop them. This weekend will be a challenge and a measuring stick to see how far we’ve come.”

Fairlawn The Jets survived another big challenge Tuesday, getting past the Russia Raiders 77-70. They trailed by one with 90 seconds left in that one. “It was a very good win for us,” said Fairlawn first-year coach Justin Tidwell. “That’s one thing about the league this year. Anybody can beat anybody so you have to be ready every night out. “Russia hit a big jumper with 90 seconds left to take a one-point lead but we were able to bounce back. Our seniors stepped up, and the two kids we look to had to step up and they did. Trey (Everett) and Anthony (Gillem) really played well.” He knows his Jets will again have their hands full Friday night when


Fort Loramie Loramie coach Karl Ratermann is playing psychologist this week, trying whatever he can to get his kids to be ready to play. “We’re having a difficult time finding our mental focus before games,” said Ratermann. “I’d say in our four games we won, we were really mentally focused to play. But for whatever reason, we’re struggling to get that focus. “That’s been our main battle,” he added. “We’ve been working since the beginning of the year. The guys work hard in practice and really play well when they’re focused.” See COUNTY/Page 17

Loramie selling tickets FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie is selling tickets for the boys basketball game at Minster Saturday. The tickets will be sold tonight during the girls basketball game,

Friday during school hours, and Friday night during the boys basketball game. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and all tickets will be $6 at the door.

Starting time changed The Minster-New Bremen girls basketball game set for Jan. 17 at New Bremen will start

with the junior varsity at 6:30 instead of 6 p.m., announced New Bremen.


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Sidney wrestlers dominant COUNTY in winning two more duals GREENVILLE — The Sidney High wrestling team increased its dualmeet record to 11-1 with two more wins Tuesday night in a super-tri at Greenville. The Jackets beat Trotwood 61-6 and also Greenville 57-11. Trotwood, Against Sidney won six matches by forfeit and there was a double forfeit in another. In the weight classes contested, Jacob Sharp won 20-5 at 113, Jeremiah Slagle pinned in 1:28 at 138, Logan Calvert pinned in 1:34 at 145 pounds, Ryan Penley won 9-4 at 152, Garrich Ginter pinned in 4:46 at 160, Jordan Fox lost 9-2 at 170, and Jacob Lochard lost 5-2 at 195. “Trotwood won two matches and both were higher placers at the hoiday tournament,” said Sidney coach Jim Mc“I think Cracken. Lochard would have won if his opponent hadn’t hit the “special” or claw lift. Trotwood has used this technique for years. It’s their bread and butter move. They hit it well and with so much power it’s really hard to defend. But Trotwood had way too many forfeits. It’s impossible to beat any team when you give them 36 points.” There was just one forfeit in the Greenville match, as well as one double forfeit. In the remaining matches, the Jackets lost only twice. Kyle Pierce had a quick 23-second pin at 106 pounds, and Sharp pinned in 5:04 at 113. Alex Willman had a pin in 3:11 at 120 and Jared Tangemen won 216 at 126. Rhett Rosengarten won 17-3 at 132, Logan

“But the other night, for whatever reason, we didn’t have it,” he added about the loss to Anna at home. “So we’re looking for leadership to fill that void. We’re trying to make adjustments in practice and do some things to get them more focused and right the ship.” The Redskins have an interesting weekend coming up, with games against two good rivals. Lehman comes to town Friday and the Redskins make the short trip to Minster Saturday. “They are two good rivals,” Ratermann said. “Lehman will be a challenge for us Friday. They have some guys that can shoot. And Minster has a Photo provided lot of strength, a lot of SIDNEY’S JARED Tangeman is well on his way to an easy win over a muscle. It will be a good Greenville wrestler in action Tuesday night at Greenville. He won this match challenge for us.” 21-6 to help the Jackets to a 57-11 victory over the Green Wave. Botkins The Trojans are com132: Rosengarten won by Calvert pinned in 3:28 at the buzzer of the third ing off a loss, which hasforfeit 145, Penley won 6-0 at period. Jared has put it n’t happened much this 152 and Ginter pinned together as of late to 1:28138: Slagle pinned Smith season, but it wasn’t a in just 20 seconds at 160. raise his record to 12145: Logan Clavert pinned league game, so they are Fox pinned in 3:25 at 10. Henderson 1:34 still tied atop the league 152: Penley won 9-4 over 170, and Lochard won 7“Ryan Penley looked standings with Jackson Foley 2 at 195. good in both of his 160: Ginter pinned Sanford and Fairlawn. Sidney lost at 138 and matches,” he went on. The Trojans lost at 3:46 220. “He’s a control-type of 170: Fox lost 9-2 to A. Hen- home Saturday night to “Greenville has a wrestler and controlled derson New Knoxville, which is young team but it both opponents pretty 182: Double forfeit 195: Lochard lost 5-2 to seemed like our kids well tonight. Jacob were not satisfied with Sharp and Logan Grayson 220: Straman won by forfeit just winning,” said Mc- Calvert were both ag285: Ickes won by forfeit Cracken. “We got on a gressive. —— roll with pins in the “Some of our most ex- Sidney 57, Greenville 11 106: Pierce pinned New :23 lightweights and it car- citing duals over the 113: Sharp pinned Carlisle ried throughout the rest years were with of the squad. Even when Greenville,” he added. 5:04 CLEVELAND (AP) — 120: Willman pinned Unger we didn’t pin we were “Tonight lacked that 3:11 Rob Chudzinski might going for technical falls, same excitment but it 126: Tangeman won 21-6 get a third shot at coachso we got a lot of bonus was because we domi- over Warner ing the Browns. Maybe points. nated throughout every 132: Rhett Rosengarten this time as the head won 17-3 over Barga “We are starting to match we won.” 138: Slagle lost 20-4 to man. get the idea of trying to Sam Niswonger led A person familiar Roberts dominate kids, control the junior varsity for 145: Logan Calvert pinned with the meeting said the action.” Sidney with two wins. Godwin 3:28 Chudzinski, Carolina’s was He is now 17-1 in JV Tangeman 152: Penley won 6-0 over offensive coordinator the named the “wrestler of matches. Gettinger past two seasons, interthe week” by McSidney returns to ac160: Ginter pinned Nibert viewed Wednesday with Cracken. tion Jan. 18 at the Top :20 the Browns. Chudzinski 170: Fox pinned Fustos “He showed a lot of Gun Tournament in Alhad two previous stints 3:25 character,” McCracken liance. as an assistant with 182: Double forfeit Sidney 61, Trotwood 6 said. “He was in a bad 195: Lochard won 7-2 over Cleveland, the team he 106: Pierce won by forfeit position during the sec113: Sharp 20-5 over Brown Bannon rooted for as a kid growond period but he fought 220: Straman got pinned by 120: Willman won by forfeit ing up in Toledo, Ohio. off his back and went on 126: Tangeman won by for- Woodruff :58 Chudzinski visited 285: Ickes won by forfeit to get a technical fall at feit the team’s facility in Berea, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams are not conbounds, Rose had seven — The Russia girls middle two periods and firming any interviews. rebounds, and Meg notched a County win that was enough for a Chudzinski’s interview Westerheide finished Tuesday, beating host hard-fought 49-42 win comes one day after the over Waynesfield in non- Browns met with anwith nine assists and Jackson Center 49-42. The Lady Raiders go league girls action Tues- other former assistant, seven steals. “This was another to 5-2 in league play and day. Marc Trestman, curThe Lady Rangers rently coach of the CFL’s great team win,” said Lo- 9-4 overall. Jackson ramie coach Carla Siegel. Center drops to 1-7 and upped their record to 8-3 Montreal Alouettes. on the year. “Darian, Renae, Meg and 2-11. The 44-year-old Jackson led 14-13 The two teams were Chudzinski has spent Paige (Ordean) set the tone early. I am very after a quarter, and the tied at 11 after a quarter the past two seasons pleased with the consis- game was still tied after but the Lady Rangers with the Panthers worktency of our bench play- three periods at 33. But outscored Waynesfield ing with quarterback ers as well, scoring 22 the Lady Raiders pulled 28-14 in the middle two Cam Newton. Carolina Waynesfield finished fifth in total ofpoints. And our defense it out with a 16-point periods. made a charge in the fense in 2011 and 12th was a big factor in the final period. Ashley Borchers had fourth quarter but it last outcome of the game.” season under Loramie was red-hot 14 and Kylie Wilson 11 wasn’t enough. Chudzinski. He was Haley Horstman had Cleveland’s tight ends from the floor, hitting 32 for Russia. Peyton Esser had 11 and Courtney 16 tolead the Lady coach in 2004, but was of 54 for 59 percent. The Lady Redskins Zimpfer 10 for Jackson Rangers. fired along with the rest New Knoxville (49) also owned the boards by Center. of Butch Davis’ staff. He Horstman 6-4-16; Schroer Russia (49) a 33-14 count. returned to the club in 3-1-8; Magato 2-1-5; Reinke 2Monnin 1-0-2; Borchers 4Fort Loramie (76) 2007 as the offensive coHoying 1-0-2; Imwalle 3-3- 5-14; Wilson 5-1-11; Kearns 0-6; Lageman 3-0-6; Lehman 40-8. Totals: 20-6-49. ordinator for Romeo 9; Westerheide 1-1-3; Meyer 1- 4-1-9; Meyer 2-1-5; York 2-0Waynesfield (43) Crennel. 0-3; Rose 12-2-29; Boerger 4; Daniel 2-0-4. Totals: 18-8Jarnagin 0-2-2; L. Turner 02-0-4; Holdheide 3-0-6; Bran- 49. Last year, Chudzinski 2-2; Patton 11-5-31; Saylordewie 1-0-2; Meyer 4-2-10; OrJackson Center (42) interviewed for head Watts 2-2-6; Stevens 1-0-2. dean 4-0-8. Totals: 32-5-76. P. Meyer 1-1-3; Esser 4-2- Totals: 14-11-43. coaching jobs with St. Mechanicsburg (44) 11; Elchert 2-0-6; H. Meyer 1Score by quarters: Louis, Jacksonville and Huffman 0-2-2; Romero 1-1- 2-45; Zimpfer 4-0-10; Metz NK ......................11 27 39 49 3; Dodanwe 5-6-17; Dodane 5- 4-0-8. Totals: 16-5-42. Tampa Bay. Waynesfield........11 20 25 43 3-13; Hux 2-0-6. Totals: Chudzinski’s connecScore by quarters: Three-pointers: NK 3 14-12-44. Russia ................13 27 33 49 (Reinke 2, Schroer); Waynes- tions with the Browns Score by quarters: Jackson ..............14 21 33 43 field 4 (Patton 4). run deep. Loramie ..............18 39 52 76 Three-pointers: Russia 1 Records: NK 9-4. He grew up pulling Mechanicsburg...15 22 34 44 (Borchers); Jackson 5 (Elchert Reserve score: No game Three-pointers: Loramie for Cleveland and was 2, Zimpfer 2, Esser). played.


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thrilled when his first NFL coaching job was on Davis’ staff. After he left Cleveland the first time, he spent two seasons as San Diego’s tight ends coach, working with perennial Pro Bowl standout Antonio Gates, before he was hired by Crennel in 2007. That year, the Browns won 10 games — their most wins since 1999 — and had four players make the Pro Bowl. However, 2008 didn’t go nearly as well as injuries and a six-game losing streak to close the season resulted in a 4-12 record and the firing of Crennel. Cleveland’s offense sputtered in Chudzinski’s second year. He went back to the Chargers for two more seasons before he was hired in Carolina. FOX Sports reported the team interviewed Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, the first known defensive coach to meet with the Browns. The team is also planning to meet with Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as the Browns continue looking for their sixth coach since 1999. Zimmer, who has never been a head coach, has run the Bengals defense since 2008.

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7 (Rose 3, Imwalle 3, Meyer); Records: Russia 9-4, JC 2Mechanicsburg 4 (Hux 2, Do11. dane, Huffman). Reserve score: Russia 40, Records: Loramie 12-2, JC 36. Mechanicsburg 9-2. —— Reserve score: Loramie 60, Mechanicsburg 18. Lady Rangers

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RUSSIA — The Russia freshmen boys basketball team upped its record on the year to 8-0 with a 54-27 doubling of Fairlawn Tuesday night.

playing well now. “We didn’t come out with as much intensity as we should have against New Knoxville,” said Botkins coach Brett Meyer. “We had some trouble scoring for a while. Knoxville is now 5-4 and they took St. Henry down to the wire the night before. But we’re playing good competition right now.” The Trojans had about two weeks off over the holidays and Meyer said his team is still trying to get back in the flow of things. And they have a tough test Friday night at Russia. “We can’t be satisfied with where we’re at,” he said. “It’s been a good season so far, but we have a lot of basketball to play, and we have to focus on our game Friday. It’s tough losing Francis, but they have kids that can play, and they can score points in a hurry. “We just have to keep up the intensity,” he added. “When we’re intense, we play pretty well. If we get lax, we let teams do things that we shouldn’t let them do.”

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Loramie cruises to 12th win MECHANICSBURG — Fort Loramie rolled to another easy win, routing a good Mechanicsbvurg team 76-44 in girls high school basketball acRose t i o n Tuesday. The win puts the Lady Redskins at 12-2 on the season and they return to County action tonight at home against Fairlawn. Mechanicsburg is now 9-2. The Lady Redskins led just 18-15 after a quarter, and it stayed close for the first three minutes of the second period. But Fort Loramie wet on a run that produced 21 of the game’s next 23 points and it was 39-19 just before the half. Loramie led 39-22 at the break and then outscored the Lady Idians 23-12 in the third period to put it away. Darian Rose was outstanding again, hitting 12 of 20 shots from the field and finishing with 29 points. She also had five assists. Renae Meyer finished with a double-double of 10 points and 11 re-

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Life-expectancy issue discussed many of their DEAR DR. health dollars in ROACH: I realize the final year of most of the letters their lives, and you print are from that seems senior citizens, wasteful and unlike me. I am 72 necessary. So I’d and have health like you to relate issues — high what current life blood pressure, elevated cholesterol To your expectancies are and what factors and arthritis, and good most affect life I realize I will not — live forever. One of health expectancy. J.G. my friends woke Dr. Keith ANSWER: me up when she Roach Thank you for said she “has to die of something.” The this honest and thoughtthought of death does not provoking letter. As a pripetrify me. When I’ve mary-care doctor for 20 been in senior health fa- years, I have thought a lot cilities, I’ve seen many about the issues you people whose quality of bring up. I also have life is so limited that I spent a lot of time examTHINK I would choose a ining mathematical modpeaceful death over some els of life expectancy. Let me start with your of those situations. Sometimes I get the point that Americans impression that some of spend many of their us think that if we get just health dollars in the last the right physician’s care year of life. In fact, 27 perand medications, life can cent of spending is during go on and on. I also realize the final year of life. Unthat Americans spend fortunately, it is not al-

ways clear as it is happening that the last year of life is upon us, or even that the illness one is facing is destined to be the final one. So, it makes sense to treat illness appropriately, no matter what the age. I don’t see people regret medical care when the outcome is uncertain; people regret too much medical care when a terminal result is certain. That often takes time. You have been wise enough to look at what the future might hold, and now is the time, if you haven’t already, to write out your wishes in the form of a living will and to designate — and, especially, discuss with your durable power of attorney for health care — what your wishes are in case you are no longer able to make those wishes known. That way, once it becomes clear, your family and doctors will know

what you want. Your second question is about current life expectancy. These numbers are available readily from the Social Security Administration website, and you can find that a 72year-old woman has, on average, a life expectancy of about 15 years. On the other hand, if you make it to 87, you still have a life expectancy of about six more years. However, nobody lives forever. Even for a person with the healthiest lifestyle, who has avoided chronic diseases and has good genetics, that person at 72 has a life expectancy of 20 to perhaps 30 years. You can make a huge difference by keeping your blood pressure under control, exercising regularly and eating well. The jury remains out, but I suspect that personality traits, including resilience, and strong social connections also predict long life.

Readers tell wife to work through problems at home that you like DEAR ABBY: him or love This is in response to him.” I have “Had It in Hartford” been married (Oct. 6), who has been for 36 years unhappily married to now. Do I noher husband for 20 tice handsome years. She said she men, or appremarried him for all ciate a man the wrong reasons who treats me and “has never loved Dear kindly? Of him the way a woman Abby course. I’m not should love a man.” Abigail blind or dead. After I had been Love isn’t married for seven Van Buren just a feeling, years, I went to my pastor concerned that the but a choice and a comgrass on the other side mitment. I’m committed was looking greener than to my husband not bemine.As we spoke, I began cause I’m “supposed” to be, to realize the extent of the but because I CHOOSE to investment I had put into be. It seems to me that my marriage and that I “Had It” never made that didn’t want to start over choice or worked toward it, but expected it to just hapagain on a new one. My mom always told pen eventually. She has a foundation of me, “Marriage is not easy. You will always have to trust and friendship that work on it. There will be helps a marriage through times when you won’t feel the rough times. Many

marriages that end in divorce rely on sexual attraction and passion to carry them instead of friendship. We’re told that marriage is 50-50. That’s not true. It’s 100-100. I’m responsible for my 100 percent, and my spouse is responsible for his. ”Had It” should take another look at what she’s about to lose and tally up the costs to her family. Is she really trapped? Or has she just been unwilling to choose to love? — BARBARA IN MOUNT VERNON, WASH. DEAR BARBARA: Thank you for writing. I advised “Had It” to think long and hard before leaving her husband, but that if she truly cannot love him the way he deserves, she should move on. My readers’ comments:

DEAR ABBY: “Had It” doesn’t feel love toward her husband because she spends her time and energy ruminating about a “mistake” she thinks she made 20 years ago. She says he is doing everything right and they get along fine. If she tried something positive, like reminding herself about the qualities she likes about him, and doing things she knows make him happy instead of fantasizing about other men, she might find the love she craves in her marriage. Loving feelings come from loving behavior, not the other way around. The sooner she realizes this, the sooner she’ll see that what she really wants is right there at home with her family.And it has been there all along. — DR. PEGGY B.

Jan. 10, 1913 The 11th annual banquet of the Commercial Club was held in the club rooms last evening. A goodly number of the members and their ladies were in attendance with the out-of-town guests aggregating about 160. The Elk Club rooms were utilized as a reception room and following the banquet for the dance. The president of the club, W.H.C. Goode, presided at the meeting with the address of welcome given by S.L. Wicoff and the response on behalf of the ladies by Mrs. H.E. Beebe. ––––– Members of the city council met in a short session last night with the only item of business being the passing of the sidewalk assessing ordinance to place the cost of the sidewalks put down by the city in 1910 on the tax duplicate. ––––– The Jolly Bachelors Club of Anna, composed of Archie Fridley, Lewis Curl, Harry Dill, Herbert Hoskins, Perry Fogt, Edgar Schue, and Leo Fogt, entertained their lady friends last evening in the home of Miss Nora and Archie Fridley. The guests of honor were: Misses Nora Hagelberger, Ruth Ailes, Nora and Mayme Ludwig, Clara Schue, Nora Fridley, Ora Forrar and Edna Schneeberger of Sidney.

Sidney High School students went to Susanne Corwin, in oratorical declamation; James Hammann, in original oratory, and Steve Lorton, dramatic declamation. Mrs. Robert Nicklet, Mrs. John Lorton, Dean Mauk, and Miss Olive Owens, accompanied the students to Springfield and acted as judges in the contests. Patricia Canter, a student at Sidney High School and a finalist in the Shelby County Prince of Peace Contest, was awarded second place in the district contest held Sunday in Urbana. As a result of this award, Miss Canter becomes alternate for the semi-finals in the state contest to be held next Sunday in the Broad Street Christian Church in Columbus. ––––– Jim Kies gained admission to the “250 Club” at Holiday Lanes, during the King and Queen’s round there on Sunday evening. Blasting out a splendid 255 and a 223 to de75 years velop a 637, Jim paced Jan. 10, 1938 the Cocktail Lounge to a At the annual meeting 4-0 sweep of Lochard of the Shelby County Heating. Agricultural Society. A.H. 25 years Tangeman was re-elected Jan. 10, 1988 president; W.F. Korn, vice A small group attendpresident; W.D. Middle- ing the Downtown Retail ton, treasurer, and Ben and Business Association O. Harmon, secretary. meeting Wednesday The report of the secre- morning informally aptary for the 1937 Fair proved a proposal for showed total receipts, in- uniform business hours cluding the cash balance in downtown Sidney. at the start of the year, of Robert Stough, who $13,527.17, with dis- made the presentation, bursement for 937 of plans to contact all busi$11,750.91, making a ness people in the downprofit for the year of town seeking support for $1,721.25. Of this uniform hours. These will amount, $1,665.90 was include professional peospent for permanent im- ple, financial institutions provements, leaving a and Shelby County office current balance of holders as well as retail $55.35. business people. ––––– ––––– The Loramie Banking MONTRA — Much Co., of Fort Loramie, has has changed in Montra named the board of di- since the turn of the cenrectors for 1938, and the tury. Stores have come board organized by elect- and gone but the one ing Geo. Guenther, presi- business — Korn Lumdent; P.J. Simon, vice ber Co. — that has been president; E.F. Day, on the scene since the cashier and H. A. Born- days when Grover Clevehorst, assistant cashier. land was president still The board of directors is turns out lumber day composed of: John Albers, after day. H.A. Bornhorst, George Korn Lumber, 17490 Guenther, John Grisez, Montra Road (Anna), has Anthony Kuether, Dr. been a family-run operaF.HJ. Ratermann, and tion since 1894. Three P.J. Simon. brothers — “William, 50 years John and Charlie” — Jan. 10, 1963 founded the sawmill in Twenty-one speech the village. The third and dramatic students at generation of the Korn Sidney High school made family now operates the the annual trip to sawmill. Jerry Korn opSpringfield Saturday to erates the business today participate in a practice while his father, William speech contest at Spring- Korn, and his uncle, field South High School. Richard Korn, own the Top recognition for property.

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