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BOE settles in Dembski case BY KATHY LEESE

Middle School employee Jerry Dembski.The settlement was The Sidney City Board of reportedly for $27,500. Education has reached a setSidney City Schools Supertlement in a intendent John Scheu conlawsuit filed firmed the settlement on against it Friday. Besides the school and several board, the suit named former employees Middle School Principal John over alleged Stekli, Assistant Principal wrongdoing Kevin Boerger and counselor by former Helen Ward. police offiThe lawsuit was filed last cer and foryear by Bradley Anderson of mer Sidney Rion, Rion and Rion, LPA, Dembski

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Inc., Dayton, on behalf of Brian and Tracy St. Myers, acting on behalf of their daughter, who was 13 at the time of the filing. She is referred to as “JSM” in the lawsuit since she is a minor and is otherwise not named. The claims by the family were dismissed “with prejudice,” according to Shelby County Common Pleas Court documents. However, claims against Dembski have not been dismissed and that por-

tion of the lawsuit will proceed. In October 2009, Dembski was arrested, originally on four counts of gross sexual imposition, five counts of child enticement and felony counts of intimidating a witness, tampering with evidence and importuning. Dembski later pleaded no contest to three counts of child enticement, a misdemeanor of the first deSee DEMBSKI/Page 2A

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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Sherman Davis • Kelly C. Waters • E. Jean Garrett Dellinger • Cleona C. Wyen • Jason A. Strunk

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TODAY’S THOUGHT Thought for Today: “If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” — John Stuart Mill, English philosopher (1806-1873). For more on today in history, turn to Page 12.

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Winter returned to Shelby County with a vengeance Thursday night and Friday as blowing snow, frigid temperatures and blustery winds swept across the area overnight. Wind chill factors Friday made temperatures in the low-teens feel like 4 to 6 degrees below zero at daybreak. Rain that changed to snow Thursday continued throughout the day Friday, but only minor accumulations resulted. Brisk winds created near-whiteout conditions in some areas. Law enforcement agencies reported motorists apparently were adjusting to snow-swept roadways but continued to adSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg vise drivers to use caution on A CAR and school bus drive through blowing snow on Russell highways. Sidney Police reported no Road Friday morning.

Annual MLK Day Lunsford named UW board president march canceled Closings, holiday hours announced For the first time in recent years in Sidney, the traditional downtown march and ceremonies celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will not be held Monday. The Rev. David Wynn, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, said Friday his congregation was not able to continue the annual tribute due to a lack of sponsors and volunteers. The Shelby County Ministerial Association has also not been able to schedule any special observance of the national holiday.

In Piqua, Judge Walter Rice, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Ohio’s Southern District, will speak at ceremonies at the YWCA at 1 p.m. Monday. Troy will honor King with a symbolic march from the downtown traffic circle to St. John’s United Church of Christ. The Rev. Howard Collier, pastor and founder of Grace Family Worship Center in Troy, will be the speaker. Local government offices and most banks will be closed Monday. City offices in Sidney and the Shelby County Commissioners office will be closed as will the Bureau for Motor Vehicles. The U.S. Post Office will be closed and no mail will be delivered. The Sidney Daily News will publish Monday and its offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, rural deliveries will be by motor route because there is no mail service that day. Minster Bank, all branches of Mutual Federal Bank, Chase, Fifth Third, US, PNC, See KING/Page 3A

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Bob Parker, Shelby County United Way Executive Director, has announced the 2012 board president is R i c k Lunsford. Lunsford has been a Board of Trustees member for Lunsford the past three years. He continues to serve as the Strengthening Families and Individuals allocations team leader and as a member of the Special Projects committee. Lunsford has served as an account volunteer over the past nine United Way campaigns.

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major accidents at midday Friday, and Shelby County Sheriff ’s dispatch reported seven slide-off accidents on county roads overnight. The Piqua Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol late Friday afternoon was dealing with a three-vehicle crash at Interstate 75 mile marker 104 near Botkins Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center, and Fairlawn schools in Shelby County, and Minster, New Bremen and New Knoxville schools in Auglaize County operated on two-hour delays Friday. At least two area high school basketball games were canceled Friday night. Temperatures struggled to reach 18 degrees Friday and today’s high is expected in the mid-20s. A weak system moving in today brings a chance of light snow Sunday. See COLD/Page 3A

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Lunsford serves as the IT Supervisor at Dickman Supply Inc. He and his wife, Connie, have seven children. He is a lifelong resident of Sidney and is a graduate of Sidney High School and Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration. Lunsford has served on the Church Council and Memorial Committee at St. John’s Lutheran Church where he is a member. Lunsford continues to be active in the Sidney American Legion, Sidney VFW, Sidney Moose Lodge and the Sidney Kiwanis Club, where he is past president and was honored as the Kiwanian of the year for 200304.

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A CAR sits in a ditch on the southbound side of I-75 in front of the semi that it struck after first colliding with another car in the northbound lane Friday just south of Botkins around 2:30 p.m.

3-vehicle crash injures 2 BOTKINS — The Piqua Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Interstate 75 northbound mile marker 104, north of Botkins. The patrol reported two cars and a semitruck were involved,

with the semi leaving the roadway, striking a fence. Three people were transported from the crash scene. Troopers said the crash occurred as a Jeep and another southbound vehicle collided with the impact sending one of the vehicles onto north-

bound lanes where it struck the semi-truck. The truck driver was not injured, but drivers of the other vehicles were removed to hospitals with apparently serious injuries, one reportedly life-threatening. The crash remains under investigation.

Sentencings issued in common pleas Teresa L. Morrison, 48, 12333 Kirkwood Road, recently was convicted of one count of possession of criminal tools, a felony of the fifth degree, in Shelby County Common Pleas Court. She was originally also charged with one count of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. On May 11, Morrison was found to have a char boy, which is a glass tube used for


smoking narcotics and a plastic capsule used for the transportation and sale of heroin. Morrison was sentenced to five years of community control sanctions, fined $100 plus court costs and must continue counseling. Joseph V. Morrison, 51, 12333 Kirkwood Road, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of criminal tools, a felony of the fifth degree.


Fire,rescue FRIDAY -4:47 a.m.: medical. Sidney Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of Broadway Avenue. THURSDAY -6:29 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 1000 block of Wagner Avenue. -5:27 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of South Miami Avenue for an odor investigation. -5:14 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 900 block of Port Jefferson Road for a

medical call. -12:31 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -10:32 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -10:18 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue for a medical call. -10:09 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of Piper Street for a medical call.

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He was originally also charged with one count of poessession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. On May 11, Morrison had a char boy which is a glass tube used for smoking narcotics and a plastic capsule used for the transportation and sale of heroin. He was sentenced to five years of community control sanctions, fined $200 plus court costs and must complete drug and alcohol counseling.

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rant. Sidney Police arrested Brandon Engley, 23, 112 Royan Ave. on a warrant charging contempt of court. -12:14 p.m.: theft. Amy K. White, 606 N. Main Ave., told police someone had stolen her wallet containing $300 cash, driver’s license and Social Security card. -7:46 a.m.: warrant. Christian B. Flores, 39, no address given, was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.


gree, and one count of obstructing official business, a fourth-degree felony. Dembski was sentenced to 45 days in jail, five years probation, $3,000 in fines and was required to complete 60 hours of community service. The lawsuit alleges that during the 2008-09 school year and the beginning of the 2009-10 school year, when Dembski was working at Sidney Middle School as a study hall monitor, he “engaged in a pattern of conduct designed to groom JSM to be receptive to his sexual advances.” The behavior reportedly took place during school hours and after school and “in front of several Sidney City School District … employees.” The lawsuit stated “in the fall of 2009, Dembski took advantage of his … victim by perpetrating a series of assaults on JSM at secret meetings in the woods and at railroad tracks near JSM’s home.” JSM was reportedly a student in Dembski’s first-period study skills class. The lawsuit also alleged that Sherry Lightle, another Sidney City Schools employee, “observed inappropriate behavior between Dembski and JSM on many occasions.” Lightle allegedly reported the inappropriate behavior to Ward approximately four to six weeks before Dembski was arrested and said Julie Rice, another employee, also saw the behavior. The lawsuit stated Ward “personally witnessed inappropriate behavior by Dembski toward JSM.” The lawsuit also stated that Boerger told Stekli about Dembski’s behavior and Stekli reportedly said he would talk with Dembski the following day, on Oct. 23, 2009. However, “Principal Stekli failed to speak with Dembski, who was discovered later that day by Sidney Police officers, having unlawful contact with JSM.” The lawsuit alleged

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that Ward, Boerger and Stekli “had reasonable cause to suspect … that JSM … suffered or faced a threat of suffering physical or mental injuries of a nature that reasonably indicated abuse of the child” and failed to report it to authorities. The lawsuit stated “at no time prior to Oct. 23, 2009, when he was caught in the act of battering a 12-year-old girl by Sidney Police, was Dembski counseled, reprimanded, suspended (or) prohibited contact with minor females, or otherwise disciplined by” the Board of Education. At the time the suit was filed, the attorney for the family said JSM’s parents “felt betrayed by their reliance on the system and the system betrayed them.” Rion said at the time that school officials were told about the behavior by students as well. Another 13-year-old girl witnessed activity between Dembski and JSM and took photographs, after which Dembski allegedly made a threatening gesture to that girl. Scheu, who became Sidney City Schools superintendent after the incidents and the filing of the lawsuit, said Friday the schools were recently notified that the lawsuit involving the schools had been settled and dismissed. He noted the settlement amount was paid out of the school’s liability insurance, Ohio Casualty Insurance, and not by the school system itself. The Sidney Daily News obtained a copy of the settlement agreement, which states that the family of JSM is “extremely pleased with the settlement.” They have also agreed not to file any other suit, claim, charge or action against the schools or its employees. Probate court in Miami County, where the St. Myers family now lives, ordered payment of $3,700 to the attorney for reimbursement of law-

expenses and suit $9,166 for attorney fees. The remaining amount of $14,634 is to be deposited in the name of JSM and not released until she reaches the age of majority or until further order of the court. “It’s a relief that the matter releases the school district from any further action,” Scheu said. “We’re glad we can put the matter to rest.” “I would say that I certainly feel very much for the families this occurred to. It was something that was unfortunate. It was … a sad moment,” Scheu said. “It was wrong,” Scheu said of the incidents. “It was absolutely wrong. It was a terrible thing to happen. They (students) need to feel safe. They need to feel they are out of harm’s way.” Rion, who spoke with the Daily News on Friday afternoon, said they are moving on with the lawsuit against Dembski. Rion said he is restricted as to what he can say about the case. “I don’t want to say that she’s (JSM) not still suffering. These are part of these claims. These are things that she is going to have to process.” The settlement was not filed with Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Clerk of Courts Michele Mumford said that because the lawsuit was settled out of court, they are not required to file the document with the court. The date of Dembski’s trial was changed Thursday in a hearing in Darke County Common Pleas Court before Judge Jonathan Hein. The hearing was held there due to a schedule conflict. The jury trial had been set for May 12 in Shelby County Common Pleas Court but has been changed to Oct. 1-5. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. and a final hearing is set for Aug. 16 at 1 p.m., both in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.


Sheriff’s log FRIDAY -12:11 p.m.: accident. Anna Rescue and Botkins firefighters responded to a traffic accident at the northbound mile marker of Interstate 785 in Dinsmore Township. No details were available.

Fire,rescue FRIDAY -2:50 p.m.: medical. Perry Port Salem Rescue responded to the 9300 block of Baker Road in Salem Township for a woman who had fallen. -10:45 a.m. medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 97 northbound mile marker of Interstate 75 for an infant hurt in an accident. No other details were available. -8:30 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was dispatched to the 100 block of Southbound Interstate 75 for a jackknifed semi-trailer. -5:40 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 30 block of North Main Street. -2:56 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road for a woman with an allergic reaction.

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DEATH NOTICES Kelly C. Waters CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kelly C. Waters, 69, died Jan. 10, 2012. A memorial service will be Jan. 21 at Emanuel Baptist Church in Sidney.

Cleona C. Wyen


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KING From Page 1 and Osgood State banks will all be closed. The downtown Sidney, Anna and Jackson Center branches of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan will be closed but its branch in Walmart will be open. First National Bank will also be open. Trash collection will follow regular schedules throughout the county except that recycles will be collected a day later than usual in Anna and Jackson Center. The recycling center will be closed Monday. The Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County will be closed day. But all that branches of the Shelby County Library, the Ross Historical Center, the Gateway Arts Council art gallery, the YMCA, FISH and the Alpha Center will all be open.

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MINSTER — Cleona C. Wyen, 90, formerly of Seventh Street, died 4:05 p.m. Thursday Jan. 12, 2012, at Briarwood Manor Coldwater in where she had been a patient two years. She was born March 3, 1921, in St. Patrick, the daughter of Joseph and Henrietta (Alternatt) Meyer. On June 3, 1941, she married Victor A. Wyen, and he died May 26, 1974. She is survived by her children the Rev. Larry Wyen, of Coldwater; Kathy and Steven Arshan, of New Jersey; David and Jane Wyen, of Texas; Dennis and Winnie Wyen, of Troy; Jim Wyen, of Minster; Vicki and Max Cotterman, of New Bremen; Carol and Rick Hoffman, of Cincinnati; Mary Kay Wyen, of Minster; Ted and Tina Wyen, of Enon; Philip and Diane Wyen, of Minster; and Doug Wyen, of Sidney. One son, Richard Wyen, preceeded her in death. She also is survived by 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Other survivors include

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brothers, two Vernon Meyer ,of Fort Loramie and Lawrence and Helen Meyer, of McCartyville; two sisters-inlaw, Betty Wyen, of Minster and Phyllis Poeppelman, of Egypt. Three sisters, three brothers, three young siblings and two grandchildren are deceased. Cleona was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, past sacristan of the church, a volunteer with Mission Comission and garage sales and a member of the Auglaize County Board of Mental Retardation. She was a homemaker and worked at Wyen and Cotterman, The Minster Canning Factory and KMart. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Augustine Church by the Rev. Larry Wyen and the Rev. Rick Burial Nieberding. will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 until 9:30 a.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.

C O R A L SPRINGS, Fla. — E. Jean Garrett Dellinger, 85, of Coral Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 6:20 a.m. in Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca, Fla. She was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Sidney, to the late Ivan and Mary E. Covault Garrett. She married Richard R. Dellinger on Oct. 7, 1972, and he survives in Coral Springs. Mrs. Dellinger was a graduate of Sidney High School. She had worked as a nurse at the Lima TB Hospital until its closing and then took a position as a nurse at a family practice in Troy, until she married her husband and moved to Toledo and then later to Florida. She was a former member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Toledo, where she and her husband were active in missionary work in Toledo and also in Africa. She was a devoted animal lover and loved her four Yorkies. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She is survived by two and six great- daughters and sons-ingrandchildren. law, Debbe and Craig He was preceded in death by one brother, William Everett Davis. Shelby County EngiSherman was retired from the neer Bob Geuy said FriStolle Corp. He day there are very few was a member of the Full slick roads across the Gospel Community county, remarking roadways treated by crews Church. Sherman and Delphia Thursday were worse dearly loved putting out than roads that had a large garden every gone untreated year. Working in the overnight. The problem vegetable garden gave was related to re-freeze them much joy as well of salted areas. as canning and sharing Road crews Friday their bounty with were plowing and treatfriends and family. In ing small drifted areas his earlier days Sher- Geuy said were no more man loved to take his than 2 to 3 inches deep. boys fishing. Marty Keifer, Sidney Funeral services street superintendent, will be conducted said crews were not Monday at 11 a.m. at called out Thursday the Adams Funeral evening, but began to Home, 1401 Fair salt streets at 4:30 a.m. Road, Sidney, by Pas- Friday, returning later tor Jeff Hill. Burial in the morning to deal will follow at Shelby with a few small drifted Memory Gardens, areas. Sidney. “We just need the Family and friends wind to die down,” he may call from 2 to 4 told the weather rep.m. on Sunday at the porter. funeral home. Ohio Department of In lieu of flowers, con- Transportation crews tributions may be made were rolling Thursday to a charity of the evening as the wintry donor’s choice. En- blast worsened, clearvelopes will be available ing Interstate 75 and at the funeral home. its access roads Memories may be ex- throughout the county. pressed online to the As the area experifamily at enced winter’s fury for www.theadamsfuneral- the first time in 2012, local merchants re-

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ZBA to consider online firearms dealership The Sidney Zoning Board of Appeals will consider one request during its meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m. in city council chambers at the municipal building. Jeffery Marshall has requested a conditional use permit for a home occupation at 649 Ridgeway Drive in a single family residential district, seeking to operate an Internet-based firearms dealing business in compliance with the Federal Firearms License and federal, state and local laws. The Sidney Planning Commission will forego its meeting Tuesday night as there are no applications to review.

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Sherman Maxel Davis, 71, of 436 Elm St., Sidney, away passed peacefully, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at 12:47 a.m. at Dorothy RetireLove ment Center surrounded by his loving family. Sherman was faithful to the Lord and spent many hours devoting his time to the congregation at the Full Gospel Community Church, Sidney. Sherman was born April 27, 1940, in Elk Valley, Tenn., the son of the late Jesse Michael and Ethel (Jeffers) Davis. On Sept. 11, 1960, he married Delphia Blankenship, and she died on April 2, 1999. Survivors include two sons, Mark (Sarah) Davis, of Sidney, and Dennis (Susan) Davis, of Cincinnati; one brother; Paul (Sarah) Davis, of Pine Knot, Ky.; sisters, Thelma (Ken) Raleigh, of Corbin, Ky., Betty (Junior) Warfield, of Pine Knot, Ky., Ollie (Buck) Bexler, of Pine Knot, Ky., Glenna (Bob) Perkins, of Elk Valley, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jessica Jowers, of Hamilton, Olivia Davis, of Sidney, Daniel Valentine, of Anna, Amber Saffle, of Spencerville, and Joshua Harr, of Dayton;



Sullivan and Sue and Robert Holmes, all of Lima; six granddaughters, Nicole Brickner, of Spencerville, Natasha Brickner, of Los Angeles, Calif., Beth (Carl) Mazzocca, of Akron, Tina (Brent) Brinkman, of Delphos, and Britt (Chris) Schimpf and Brandy (Jay) Hollstien, all of Elida; five grandsons, Nate (Laura) Brickner and Jeff (Kim) Holmes, all of Lima, Mike (Jenny) Holmes, of Spencerville, Chris (Michelle) Holmes and Scott (Dee) Holmes, all of Elida, and Dr. Timothy Holmes, of Columbus; 30 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sisterin-law, Robert and Ann Garrett, of Sidney. A memorial service will take place Monat 11 a.m. at day Shawnee Chapel Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, with the Rev. David Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Visitation will be at the Shawnee Chapel Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

From Page 1 ported increased sales of snow shovels, salt, de-icing fluids, gloves and other weather-related items. At Ace Sidney Hardowner Josh ware, Brautigam said snow and ice-handling items were finally moving after a snow-free winter and that several customers had been pricing snow blowers. Ralph Francis, an assistant manager at Walmart, said shovels, ice melting chemicals and warm clothing were finally experiencing demand. And a sales representative at Lowe’s in Sidney said customers were checking out cold weather items, including gloves, hats snow blowers and de-icing products. Snow and bad weather usually creates a run on milk, bread and other staples at grocery stores, but a clerk at Kroger said Friday the store had experienced no such activity. Perhaps residents, forewarned the wintry blast was coming, planned ahead for its consequences.



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In Sidney Municipal Court Friday Brandon Engley, 23, 104 N. Pomeroy Ave., was sentenced to a total of 142, a total of 140 days in jail for contempt of court in serveral drug paraphernalia and criminal damaging cases. • Skyler W. Williamson, 18, 223 ½ E. Court St., Apt. B, was fined $125 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail for telecommunications harassment. He will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail and be evaluated for drug/alcohol abuse in lieu of another10 days jail. If

fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the jail time may be reconsidered. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed at the request of the law director. • Adam R. King, 26, 19250 Sidney-Freyburg Road, Botkins, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a driving while under the influence charge that was amended to reckless operation. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. An open container charge was dismissed at the request of the law director. • Jeffrey R. Andriacco, 48, of Tipp City,

was fined $100 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months on a driving while under the influence charge that was amended to reckless operation. If he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fined and costs in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Ronald Packer, 43, 344 Wilson Ave., was fined $150 and costs on an amended disorderly conduct charge. • Calvin L. Hensley, 21, 736 Countryside Lane, Apt. 6, was fined $75 and costs for contempt of court in a driving while under restrictions case.

In Municipal Court Thursday, Jerry L. Atkinson III, 45, at large, was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court on a felony robbery charge. Bond of $10,000 was transferred to the county court. • Andrea Sharp, 19, 8423 Cecil Road, Fort Loramie, was sentenced to 21 days in jail, with credit for one day served, for contempt of court in a driving without a license case. Civil cases Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, vs. James and Roberta Rohrback, 103 E. Ruth St., $1,881.25.


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Midwest winter arrives A woman clears snow from in front of her car on Front Street in Berea Friday. It’s finally looking like winter in the Midwest as the season’s first big snowstorm crawls across the region, leaving skiers and snow-reliant businesses giddy but greeting Friday commuters with a sloppy, slippery drive.

Gee sorry for comment BY DOUG WHITEMAN Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — The president of Ohio State University apologized Friday for comparing the problem of coordinating the school’s many divisions to the Polish army, an off-the-cuff remark that a PolishAmerican group called a “slanderous” display of bigotry and ignorance. “As you might know, I made those ill-chosen remarks during a question-and-answer session after delivering a speech,” Gordon Gee said in an apology emailed to a spokeswoman for the Polish American Congress. “I realized at the time that I had made a mistake.” Gee on Wednesday had been telling an audience in Columbus of the problem of coordinating the university’s 18 divisions such as independ-

ent schools and colleges. “When we had these 18 colleges all kind of floating around, they were kind of like PT Boats, they were shooting each other,” Gee said. “It was kind of like the Polish army or something. I have no idea what it was.” The comment drew a scornful statement from the Chicago-based Polish American Congress, which says on its website that it represents at least 10 million Americans of Polish descent and origin. “The Polish American Congress is shocked by the slanderous analogy used by Ohio State University President Gordon Gee and his slur on the military of a nation that has been fighting valiantly and effectively alongside the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan,” the group said in its statement released Thursday. “We are dismayed by

the bigotry and ignorance expressed by the President of such a large and prominent American university,” the congress went on to say. Gee realized he’d made a gaffe as nervous laughter arose in his audience of a couple hundred listeners at a Columbus Metropolitan Club monthly forum. He said, “Oh, never mind, who did I embarrass now?” and added, a moment later: “I’ll have to raise money for Poland now.” He may have been referring to the aftermath of a wisecrack that got him into trouble in November 2010, when he boasted that Ohio State’s football schedule didn’t include teams on a par with the “Little Sisters of the Poor.” An apologetic Gee later sent a personal check to the real Little Sisters of the Poor in northwest Ohio and followed up with a visit to the nuns months later.

BY LISA CORNWELL acts to release needed Associated Press funding. The objective is to CINCINNATI (AP) — prevent the company The Department of En- from having to stop the ergy said Friday that it American Centrifuge is making a $44 million Plant project. The comdown payment in an ef- pany has reached a point fort to help a uranium where it will have to let enrichment project in workers go if it does not southern Ohio stay get the funding for the afloat. research project, KauffThe action will allow man said. the Bethesda, Md.-based “We are pleased with developer of the planned the department’s supAmerican Centrifuge port,” USEC spokesman Plant in Piketon to con- Paul Jacobson said Fritinue with a necessary day. The company said in research and develop- a statement that the inment project, govern- terim funding plan will ment and USEC Inc. provide money for reofficials said. The project search activities through is needed to reduce fi- the end of March. nancial and technical The department anrisks that have held up nounced in October that USEC’s application for a it would work with the $2 billion loan guarantee company on the research for the planned facility. and development that it The government will says is needed to demonassume $44 million of strate that the uranium USEC’s liability for dis- enrichment technology posal of some of the com- would work on a company’s enriched uranium mercial basis. byproducts called “tails,” Kauffman says that if said Richard Kauffman, that can be done, it would senior adviser to Secre- be easier for the company tary of Energy Steven to get contracts and atChu. That will enable tract other investors. the company to invest government’s The that amount of money in part of the funding for the research. the research and develKauffman said that opment would be capped while the action an- at $300 million, and the nounced Friday is not a department needs conlong-term solution, it gressional approval to will allow the research, move money within its development and existing budget to supdemonstration project to port the research. The continue until Congress department has been

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working for months with Congress to try to get that transfer authority. “We look forward to continuing to work with Congress to support this critical project that will promote economic growth and strengthen America’s national security,” said department spokesman Jen Stutsman DOE has said that it is in the government’s interest to have a domestic producer of enriched uranium because nuclear power is an important part of the U.S. fuel supply, representing about 20 percent of the power produced. Secretary Chu has said that while assuming liability, the department has taken precautions to protect taxpayers. In exchange for the department’s down payment, the government will receive $44 million worth of enriched uranium,” Stutsman said. Congressional supporters of the American Centrifuge Plant have said it could bring as many as 4,000 construction jobs and 400 long-term jobs to Piketon, if the $2 billion loan guarantee is eventually approved. ___ Associated Press writer JoAnne Viviano in Columbus contributed to this report.

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Iran warned WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions rising by the day, the Obama administration said Friday it is warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Spokesmen were vague on what the United States would do about Iran’s threat to block the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but military officials have been clear that the U.S. is readying for a possible naval clash. That prospect is the latest flashpoint with Iran, and one of the most serious. Although it currently overshadows the threat of war over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, perhaps beginning with an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear structure, both simmering crises raise the possibility of a shooting war this year. “We have to make sure we are ready for any situation and have all options on the table,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, addressing a soldier’s question Thursday about the overall risk of war with Iran.

Nasty reputation COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In mailboxes across South Carolina in 2007, likely Republican voters received a Christmas card signed by “The Romney Family” with a quotation from a 19th century Mormon leader suggesting God had several wives. Mitt Romney’s campaign, just a few weeks away from the 2008 presidential primary in a state where evangelicals look skeptically on the former Massachusetts governor’s Mormon faith, condemned the bogus card as politics at its worst. The sender never took credit. And it was just another anonymous shot in the endless volleys of nasty campaigning in South Carolina. While attack politics happen in every state, South Carolina’s reputation for electoral mudslinging and bare-knuckled brawling is well-earned. Why there? Largely because of the high stakes. South Carolina has always picked the GOP’s eventual nominee since the primary’s inception in 1980. And money, nerves and time are usually running out for almost everyone but the front-runner after Iowa and New Hampshire, often leading challengers to go for the jugular.


Suspicious neighbor beats F-16s to fugitive AMSTERDAM (AP) — Talk about overkill. The Dutch air force says two of its F-16 jet fighters tried to help police chase a criminal suspect. Spokesman Olav Spanjer says the jets were about to leave Volkel airbase on a training mission Thursday evening when they heard local police had requested a military jeep to chase a suspect over soggy terrain. The pilots volunteered to help search using their infrared cameras. Spanjer conceded Friday, “It was kind of a long-shot.” The suspect was in a car with stolen license plates that sped away when police tried to pull it over. After an exchange of gunfire, the car crashed into a canal and the man ran away across a field. In the end, a tip from a suspicious neighbor, and not a high-tech jet, led police to the suspect.

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S&P cuts credit ratings for France, Italy, Spain BY JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Standard & Poor’s (NYSE:MHP) swept the debt-ridden European continent with punishing credit downgrades Friday, stripping France of its coveted AAA status and dropping Italy even lower. Germany retained its top-notch rating, but Portugal’s debt was consigned to junk. In all, S&P, which took away the United States’ AAA rating last summer, lowered the ratings of nine countries, complicating Europe’s efforts to find a way out of a debt crisis that still threatens to cause worldwide economic harm. Austria also lost its AAA status, Italy and Spain fell by two notches, and S&P also cut ratings on Malta, Cyprus, Slovakia and Slovenia. The downgrades on more half of the countries that use the euro could drive up yields on European government debt

as investors demand more compensation for holding bonds deemed to be riskier. Higher borrowing costs would put more financial pressure on countries already contending with heavy debt burdens. “In our view, the policy initiatives taken by European policymakers in recent weeks may be insufficient to fully address ongoing systemic stresses in the eurozone,” S&P said in a statement. Stocks fell Friday as downgrade rumors reached the trading floors of Europe and the United States. But the declines were nothing like the wrenching swings of last summer and fall, when the debt crisis threw the markets into turmoil. The Dow Jones industrial average in New York was down 0.5 percent. Stocks fell 0.6 percent in Germany, 0.5 percent in Britain and 0.1 in France, but each of those markets closed before French Finance Minister Francois Baroin gave first word of the

country’s downgrade on French television. Earlier Friday, the euro hit its lowest level in more than a year and borrowing costs for European nations rose. Some analysts downplayed the impact of the downgrades. “It’s going to create bad headlines for a day or two,” said Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. But “there’s no underlying new information … This will be quickly forgotten.” Still, the cut in the French credit rating may lead bond traders to raise borrowing costs for the financial rescue fund, said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, a financial firm. “There’s a legitimate reason to be concerned,” he said. “A weaker France means a weaker bailout fund.” France’s downgrade to AA+ lowers it to the level of U.S. long-term debt, which S&P

downgraded last summer. S&P had warned 15 European nations in December that they were at risk for a downgrade. France is the secondlargest contributor behind Germany to Europe’s financial rescue fund. The fund still has a rating of AAA. That means that it can borrow on the bond market at low rates. Borrowing costs for the French government rose before the announcement. The yield on France’s 10-year government bond rose to 3.1 percent from 3 percent earlier. That is still less than the 3.36 percent rate on the same bond last week and far below the 6.6 percent that Italy has to pay to borrow money from bond investors for 10 years. Germany, the strongest economy in Europe, pays a yield of just 1.76 percent. The United States 10-year Treasury note paid 1.85 percent Friday, down 0.08 percentage points — a sign that investors were seeking safety in U.S. debt.

Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 yrs. BY FRANK BAJAK Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot knew his guilty plea in the strangulation death of a young woman he met at a Lima casino was a big gamble as he tried to get a reduced sentence. On Friday, the poker-loving Dutchman lost. A three-judge panel sentenced him to 28 years in prison, discarding his claims of contrition in a killing his lawyer said was triggered by trauma from being the prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway. Asked if he accepted the sentence, Van der Sloot, standing in a green T-shirt and faded jeans in a hot Lima courtroom, said he would appeal. The sentencing marked the latest chapter in the tabloidsustaining saga and came a day after a judge in Alabama declared Holloway legally dead as her parents try to bring Van der Sloot, 24, to the U.S. for a related crime. “I believe he is beyond rehabilitation,” Dave Holloway in Birmingham, Ala., after that hearing.

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JORAN VAN der Sloot looks down as he sits in court before his sentencing at the San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Friday. The Peruvian court sentenced van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores, a young woman he met at a Lima casino. The family of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway sought to have him prosecuted in the U.S. over her disappearance in 2005. The Peruvian judges said Friday that due to time already served, van der Sloot’s sentence would end in June 2038. While the parents of Holloway and Flores want him to experience the greater deprivation of a U.S. prison, they will have to wait for him to serve his time before any extradition on U.S. charges related to his alleged extortion

of Holloway’s mother, a Peruvian legal expert said. The three female judges showed no sign of believing his contrition for the May 2010 killing of Stephany Flores. Their sentence, which took a clerk nearly two hours to read as Van der Sloot repeatedly wiped sweat from his brow, said he was guilty of “first-degree murder with aggravating factors of ferocity

and great cruelty.” Van der Sloot stood passively as the clerk detailed how he elbowed Flores, a 21year-old business student, in the face, beat her repeatedly, then strangled her with his bloodied shirt. Van der Sloot’s expression didn’t change when the sentence was rendered, including the judges’ order to pay $75,000 in reparations to the victim’s family. No members of Van der Sloot’s family attended the trial. It is the first sentence ever imposed on Van der Sloot despite repeated efforts to prove he was involved in Holloway’s apparent death on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba where he grew up. She was last seen leaving a nightclub with him. The Peruvian victim’s father, Ricardo Flores, complained after the sentencing that Van der Sloot was living well in a Lima prison, where he has been segregated from the general population. “A jail isn’t a five-star hotel,” Ricardo Flores told reporters. “Since the first day, we’ve been complaining about the excessive privileges” Van der Sloot allegedly enjoyed in jail.

Desecration of dead as old as war itself BY JULIE WATSON Associated Press Since before Achilles dragged Hector’s body around the walls of Troy, warriors have been desecrating the corpses of their vanquished enemies, whether to send a message or exact revenge. And for just as long, they have known in their hearts it was wrong. The video that surfaced this week of four Marines apparently urinating on three Taliban corpses has stirred outrage in the U.S. and beyond, but also focused attention on the brutalizing effects of war on those sent to wage it. Reserve Marine Lt. Col. Paul Hackett, who teaches the law of war to Marines before they are sent off to Afghanistan, made it clear Friday that he was not condoning the Marines’ actions. But he warned against judging them too harshly, saying: “When you ask young men to go kill people for a living, it takes a whole lot of effort to rein that in.” In the long history of war, the episode pales in comparison to other battlefield atrocities. But one difference this time was that, in the Internet age, it was captured on camera and instantly shared with the rest of the world. “This outrage is so interesting to me because it almost

tops that” of other, more ghastly war crimes, said psychologist Eric Zillmer, a Drexel University professor and coeditor of the book “Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications.” ”Because of the technology, the video, you actually see it. Most of the other war crimes, you heard about, you read about.” The Geneva Conventions forbid the desecration of the dead, and officials in the U.S. and abroad have called for swift punishment for the four Marines, identified as members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which fought in the Afghan province of Helmand for seven months before returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C. The prohibition against desecrating the battlefield dead is almost as old as war itself. In Homer’s “Iliad,” the epic poem about the Trojan War, which may have occurred in the 12th century B.C., Achilles kills Hector and refuses to allow for a proper burial. He relents after Zeus sends word that Achilles “tempts the wrath of heaven too far” with his desire to “vent his mad vengeance on the sacred dead.” In the 7th century, Abu Bakr, father-in-law of the prophet Muhammad and Islam’s first caliph, issued 10 rules to his people for their guidance on the battlefield. Among them: “You must not

mutilate dead bodies.” In 1907, the Hague Convention said that after every engagement, the combatants should take steps to protect the dead against “pillage.” The first Geneva Convention in 1949 addressed preventing the dead from “being despoiled.” The history of war is replete with stories of atrocities committed to send a message. In the 15th century, Prince Vlad III of Wallachia struck fear in his Turkish enemies — and earned his gruesome nickname, Vlad the Impaler — by littering the battlefield with the impaled corpses of the vanquished. Over the centuries, fingers, scalps and other body parts have been taken as battlefield trophies. Nevertheless, Zillmer said the desecration of a dead foe is “taboo across cultures.” “It doesn’t need to be explained to be inappropriate,” he said. “Anybody who looks at it says it’s disgusting.” But, like Hackett, he said it can be difficult for soldiers, particularly members of a tightknit group, to go on killing missions and then just “switch off.” And he said the inhibitions against such misconduct tend to fall away as the number of participants increases, a phenomenon he calls “diffusion of responsibil-

ity.” Soldiers have long understood that savagery begets savagery — or at least breeds indifference. In his World War II memoir “With the Old Breed,” E.B. Sledge wrote of seeing the bloated, blackened corpse of a fellow Marine on the Pacific island of Peleliu, his head and hands cut off, his severed penis stuffed in his mouth. “My emotions solidified into rage and a hatred for the Japanese beyond anything I ever had experienced,” he wrote. “From that moment on I never felt the least pity or compassion for them no matter what the circumstances. My comrades would field-strip their packs and pockets for souvenirs and take gold teeth, but I never saw a Marine commit the kind of barbaric mutilation the Japanese committed if they had access to our dead.” Urinating on the dead is not exactly a new idea. In the same book, Sledge wrote with disgust about a young Marine officer on Okinawa: “If he could, that ‘gentleman by the act of Congress’ would locate a Japanese corpse, stand over it, and urinate in its mouth. It was the most repulsive thing I ever saw an American do in the war. I was ashamed that he was a Marine officer.”


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This Evening • 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.


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Sunday Morning • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for Mass in Coldwater and then movies in Celina. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • Parkinson’s Support Group, presented by the Grand Lake Health System in partnership with the Auglaize County Council on Aging, meets at the Joint Township Hospital at 2 p.m. For more information, call (419) 394-3335 or (419) 394-8252.

Monday Evening • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. at CJs HighMarks. For information, contact Starr Gephart at 295-2323. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Springfield hosts a support and education group for cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 p.m. The groups are free and open to anyone who has a need for cancer education and support. For more information, call the cancer center at (937) 325-5001 or the American Cancer Society at (937) 399-0809.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will host Storytimes at 6:30 p.m. • The Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at the Upper Valley Med Center, N. Dixie Highway, Troy. This group meets to support the caregivers and see the progress of survivors. For more information, call Shirley Whitmer at (937) 339-0356 or Margie Luthman at (937) 394-8681. • Shelby County Genealogical Society meets at First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 492-2402. • Jackson Center Masonic Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge on North Main. Brethren are welcome. For more information, call Walter Hull at 596-8123. • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

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Who says swimming is for summer? Sue Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, enjoys an aqua aerobics class sponsored by the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County in the pool at the Hampton Inn this week. The classes will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 29. For information about how to participate, call 492-5266.


Tribley, Vaughan to wed PEKIN, Ill. — Abby Tribley and Trevor Vaughan, both of Pekin, Ill., announce their engagement and plans to marry March 31, 2012, in Pekin. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Tammy Tribley, of Fairbury, Ill. She is a 2003 graduate of Prairie Central High School in Fairbury and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from McKendree University. She is employed by Midwest Central School in Manito, Ill., as a fourthgrade teacher and volleyball coach. Her fiance is the son of Jerry and Carol Vaughan, of Botkins. He graduated from Botkins High School in 2002 and from Tiffin University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Management. He is employed by Running Central in Peoria Heights, Ill.


How to keep a cookbook clean Dear Heloise: constant reader I wanted to of your unique keep pages in and loving admy new cookvice, I recall book clean, so that you printed the book would my contribution remain niceof more than 20 looking, with no years ago. messed pages or As I was Hints little splatters preparing to go, of food all over I was in a hurry from them. So, I to manicure my Heloise nails. I also had pulled out some wax paper to Heloise Cruse on a new white cover the page I blouse. I spilled was reading my recipe a very large drop of polfrom. It worked great. I ish on the blouse and could read through the was devastated! wax paper, and no cream My dear Italian cheese and egg on the mother calmly removed page in the book. the blouse and had me (Heloise Update: You put on another. When I also can place a glass pie returned later that plate over the page you night, she had embroiare working from. It will dered a beautiful red keep splatters and spills rose on it, and added an away.) artistic green stem and When I am planning leaves! Gorgeous, inon baking and giving deed! She taught my sisbreads or baked goods to ters and me many ways a neighbor or friends to repair and redo our across the country, I clothing, besides creatstagger out my baking ing new ones. What a supplies, buying things lady! Your grateful starting a few months reader. — Gilda, Washahead of time. I make a ington, D.C. list, see what is on special at the store and PERSONAL cross off the things I get MESSAGE each month. I always get Dear Readers: Here’s a fresh can of baking a hint I use when I need powder and baking soda to remember something to use in baking. — and am out and about. I Angie W., Salem, Ore. send myself a text message, or call and leave a TO FIX A SPILL message on my home Dear Heloise: As a phone line. — Heloise


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Wednesday Morning • The Downtown Business Association meets at 8 a.m. at TWT Shirts, 115 E. North St. • Dayton Area ALS (Amoyotropic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Charleston Church of the Brethren, 7390 State Route 202, Tipp City. This meeting will be a sharing format. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.;

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Emerson Elementary School recently held its annual spelling bee, with 24 student participants. Winning first place and the honor to participate in the Sidney city spelling bee was Landon Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and Amy Shaffer, of Sidney. The runner-up distinction went to Zechariah Pereira, son of Jennifer Pereira, of Sidney. Spellers underwent 10 rounds of spelling, with “marshmallow” as the winning word.


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PET PAL Dear Readers: Donald and Vicki Small of Oakland, Maine, sent this photo of their 9-year-old sheltie, Candi, busily reading a book! BUTTONHOLE DIFFICULTIES Dear Heloise: A reader expressed the difficulty that her arthritic hands have with buttonholes in clothing. I suggest she search on the Internet for “adaptive clothing.” There are several companies that specialize in

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clothing and shoes with snaps or self-gripping tape for those who find buttons and zippers difficult to handle. Many will send a catalog free of charge. If she does not have Internet access, perhaps a friend could search for her. — D.B., Sugar Land, Texas


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Grange learns of tax changes Grilliot marks 80th birthday

MAPLEWOOD — Thirteen members of the Maplewood Grange learned about changes in the tax code during their meeting Jan. 10. Master Brent Clinehens presented some of the changes in new tax laws for the year 2012. Some of the changes involve the self-employed tax, which will be reduced 2 percent to make it 13 percent. The capital gains tax rate will remain the same, he said. Family and Life

Chairperson Donna Wirz announced the cleaning of the grange hall on Jan. 24 commencing at 10 a.m. Those attending should take their own lunches and some cleaning supplies. A soup/sandwich supper and open meeting will be Feb. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. Members are to take a salad or dessert. All other food will be prepared by the committee. Anyone attending is being asked to take

canned goods to be given to FISH. The baking contest this year will include white cupcakes with white frosting from the participant’s choice of recipes and caramel slice bars from a recipe in the Ohio Granger. Maplewood Grange will plan to participate in a dartball tournament with Logan County in February. The state dartball tournament will be March 30 at Cove

Springs Grange in Miami County. The Maplewood Grange will host a Meet The Candidate Night on Feb. 28 starting at 7 p.m. This will be an open meeting and members are encouraged to take finger food. Lenny Wirz will contact the parties’ headquarters to notify the candidates. Hosting the social time for the evening were Brent, Bernard and Phyllis Clinehens.

Altrusa plans adult spelling bee Sidney Altrusa International has announced plans for its fifth annual adult spelling bee to be April 19 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Registration is now open with space limited to 24 teams. Registration deadline is March 31. Businesses and organizations may form teams of three adults who compete in an oldfashioned spelling bee. No computer spell check programs or writing the

words are allowed. Teams are given a word and one minute to confer. Then one member of the team spells the word aloud. After elimination rounds, one team remains at the end of the event. The registration fee of $250, which is tax deductible, will be used to promote education with scholarships awarded at the end of the school year to Shelby County residents. In 2011, eight

$1,000 scholarships were awarded. Altrusa was founded nationally in 1917 and locally in 1944 to support literacy and education. The Altrusa Scholarship Committee annually solicits applications through Shelby County high school guidance counselors. Applicants are evaluated on a number of criteria including academic achievement, community involvement, and fi-

nancial need. Those who would like to sponsor a team but cannot find enough spellers, may contact Altrusa and who will put spellers together to create teams. Team sponsors will have their names prominently displayed on a banner at the event and in all advertising. For more information or to register, contact Christi Thomas at 7260755.

Auxiliary sets date for card party The Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual luncheon card party Feb. 8 at the American Legion, 1265

Fourth Ave. The event will run from noon to 3:30 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, door prizes, table prizes, a

50/50 drawing and much more. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Wilson Hospital gift shop or by calling 492-5630.

For more information about the luncheon card party or about the Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, call 498-5390.

FORT LORAMIE — Betty Jane Grilliot, of Fort Loramie, will celebrate her 80th birthday Jan. 22 at an open house hosted by her children at the American Legion Hall, 31 N. Main St., Fort Loramie, from 1 to 4 p.m. Beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. Grilliot was born in Newport, Jan. 21, 1932, one of 12 children of the late Hilda and Henry Barhorst. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 1950 and married Ernest J. Grilliot Nov. 20, 1954. He died in 2002. They are the parents of two sons and daughters-in-law and one daughter and son-inlaw: Tom and Ann Grilliot, Ron and Lisa Grilliot and Karen and Bill Bruggemann. Grilliot has seven grandchildren. She worked for eight years, from 1950 to 1958, at Deckers in Piqua, and for 21 years, from 1976 to 1997, at Copeland Corp. in Sidney. She is a member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355, the Leisure Club in Piqua, Eagles Ancillary 391 and St. Peter and Paul Church in Newport.

Grilliot She volunteers her time at the fish fries for the Newport Sportsman Club and monthly chicken fries at the Fort Loramie American Legion Hall. She attends monthly luncheons with the women from her high school graduating class, participates in two monthly card clubs and is an active member of the Deckers and Copeland retirement clubs. Grilliot is well known for her flower and vegetable gardens, especially for her onions. It is not uncommon to see her driving her Ford tractor, cutting the grass.

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CHEF BRYAN Voltaggio (left) and chef Michael Voltaggio, in business and in life, are as much alike as they are different. stand-out guys in terms of determination. They always had great imaginations. They were always pushing the boundaries. They never settled for ‘It’s OK.’” In the two years since Top Chef — which Michael, 33, ultimately won — it is this shared passion (and more than a smidgen of business savvy) that has transformed decades of sibling rivalry into a fruitful cooperation. As a culinary Cain-and-Abel turned Osmond brothers they wield potato ricers and flavor injectors for the Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) catalogue. They’ve plunged into their first international

venture, a restaurant in Mumbai, India, set to open in mid-January, for which they are essentially long-distance executive chefs. And together they have written a cookbook, “Volt ink.”, which contrasts their talents in recipes for ingredient families like “mollusk” and “nightshade.” Like their other ventures, the cookbook calls to mind the only tattoo they share in common: a lightning bolt with the letters “TCB,” for “taking care of business.” “There’s definitely this chef branding thing today, and we’ve fallen into ‘the Voltaggio brothers,’” Michael says. “It’s

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young, and for a while they lived with their father. When Michael was 15, his best friend was murdered. They dealt with the turmoil in different ways. Bryan was a jock and a model student, Michael got kicked out of one high school for fighting. But they both sought refuge in the kitchen. When Bryan was 15, he began working at the Holiday Inn, blazing through the stations to become sous chef at 19. When Michael was 15, he joined his brother there, and for a while, worked for him. “They worked, they had passion, they were never late,” says Michael Aleprete, a chef and their mentor at the Holiday Inn, who would make them do their homework before letting them into the kitchen. “Knowing some of their friends, the friends were punks. The Voltaggios weren’t punks.” In the kitchen there was camaraderie. There was order. And there was the promise of control, the knowledge that if you applied certain principles you could control outcomes. On the line at Volt,

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Bryan Voltaggio stands in his restaurant, Volt, arms folded. He doesn’t break a smile, a frown or a sweat. It’s the same modest, soft-spoken persona that became his trademark on Season 6 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” which portrayed him in stark contrast to the mouthy arrogance of another — his contestant younger brother, Michael. Their differences made for great television: Bryan’s clean-cut looks versus Michael’s wrist-to-shoulder tattoos; Bryan’s methodical presentation of sardine fillet on potato and juniper-sauced venison alongside Michael’s gutsy cream of dehydrated broccoli and fennel-scented squab with textures of mushroom. If Bryan was smoldering, Michael was a house on fire. But heat — whether in embers or flame — is what unites them. Dig beneath their apparent differences, and what emerges is much more impressive: their similarities. “They’re more similar,” says celebrated chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, who is a mentor to both Voltaggios. “They were always

not ‘Michael’ or ‘Bryan,’ it’s ‘the Voltaggios.’” The brand may be new, but its underpinnings began in the womb. Just two years apart, the boys often were mistaken for twins, says their mother, Sharon Mangine, and despite their personalities — Bryan was “cautious,” she says, Michael “the risk taker” — they shared a twin-like communication. “We are more similar than either one of us realizes,” Michael says. “Let’s start with food: we both tell each other that we copy each other, but I think that’s not the case. It’s that we have the same thoughts.” Witness the cookbook. Flip past the first photo — two Maryland blue crabs wrestling, one slightly bluer than the other, but otherwise indistinguishable — and you’ll find recipes that tell the same tale. A mock oyster made of salsify? Gotta be Michael. Smoked trout with charred pickles and baby radishes? That’s Bryan. But you’d be wrong on both counts. The brothers shared a tumultuous childhood. They grew up in a working class neighborhood of Frederick, about 40 minutes outside Washington. Their mom and dad — a clerical worker and a police officer — divorced when they were


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Local restaurant to aid fundraiser Buffalo Wild Wings in Sidney will join with Dayton-area other restaurants to participate in a fundraising effort to benefit Mended Little Hearts Feb. 14. The theme of the event will be “Join us on heart day during heart month to support our heart kids.” Mended Little Hearts is a support program for parents of children with congenital heart defects/heart disease. It is dedicated to inspiring hope in those who care for “the littlest heart patients of all.” The group offers resources and a support network for families. The Buffalo Wild Wings event will run from 11 a.m. to closing at all 12 Dayton-area restaurants. Donations will be made by Buffalo Wild Wings to the heart community work performed by Mended Little Hearts. The public has been

invited to participate by presenting the fundraiser flier when ordering, either dine-in or carry out, and Buffalo Wild Wings will make a donation. Fliers can be obtained at any of the restauparticipating rants or by printing the flier from the following website: (click Mended Little Hearts link, then “BWW Flyer” link). Proceeds from the event will be used to educate the community about congenital heart defects and for other community heart-related needs. Patients, their families, caregivers or others interested in should contact Ron Chalecki at (937) 439-5648.

STOCK MARKET Listed are Friday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. -0.13 Alcoa Inc...............9.80 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..37.35 +0.13 -0.43 BP PLC ADR......43.77 -0.86 Citigroup ............30.74 Emerson Elec. ....48.54 -0.71 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) -0.29 Griffon Corp. ......10.05 (PF of Clopay Corp.) +0.01 H&R Block Inc...16.40 +0.61 Honda Motor .....33.05 -0.13 Ill. Toolworks .....49.37 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....33.77 -0.49 (Store in Piqua) -0.93 JP Morgan Chase35.92 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........24.13 +0.15 (PF of Kroger) -0.12 Meritor .................6.55

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week -0.95 Lear Corp ...........41.36 (PF of C.H. Masland) -0.22 McDonalds Corp.100.35 -0.26 Radio Shack .........9.90 -1.20 Sherwin-Wllms ..95.13 Sprint ...................2.31 -0.01 -0.30 Thor Industries..28.07 (PF of Airstream Inc.) -0.34 Time Warner Inc.37.27 (PF of Time Warner Cable) +0.29 U.S. Bancorp ......29.03 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......32.63 -0.64 +0.04 Walmart Stores .59.54 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.38 -0.01 +0.37 YUM! Brands.....61.23 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER -0.14 Bob Evans ..........34.93 +0.20 Fifth Third ........14.03 Peoples Bank .......9.25 0

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THE INDIANA University Singing Hoosiers will perform Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. at James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.

MINSTER — The Minster Civic Association is placing the final touches on its annual dinner/dance, and has announced the theme as “Red Carpet Revue.” This year’s dance celebrates the 45th anniversary of the annual Minster Civic Citizen of the Year Dinner and Dance. Honored red carpet guests will include Minster’s past Citizens

of the Year, and the 2011 Citizen of the Year will be announced. The dance is scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Minster Knights of Columbus hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7. Entertainment will be provided by the Karma’s Pawn band. Cost for the dance is $30 for Civic Association members, $35 for non-

members, $60 for Civic Association member couples, and $70 for nonmember couples. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, Citizen of the Year presentation and entertainment. Beer and set-ups will be provided. For tickets, contact Pat and Becky Butler at (419) 628-7632. No tickets will be sold at the door.

IU Singing Hoosiers to Historical group plans perform in New Bremen ‘Gold Sale Fundraiser’ NEW BREMEN — Lock One Community Arts will present the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. at James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School. The Singing Hoosiers perform American popular music, jazz and Broadway favorites. The Singing Hoosiers feature collegiate performers from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as well as students with a variety of other majors. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10

for students and are available at Western Ohio True Value Hardware in Minster. For information or for group rates, call (419)733-0252. The Singing Hoosiers have entertained millions in 18 states and more than 26 countries, including Europe, Australia, the Far East and the Caribbean. They have appeared with legendary entertainers including Bob Hope, Alan Sherman, Red Buttons, Tony Bennett and Duke Ellington. Music director for the Singing Hoosiers is Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf.

State of the Villages Breakfast planned Jan. 26 NEW KNOXVILLE — The State of the Villages Breakfast 2012 will be held on Jan. 26 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 444 NK, 204 N. Mill St. New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape, New Knoxville Mayor Keith Leffell and Minster Mayor Dennis

Kitzmiller will be giving reports on the state of the villages and will be able to answer questions from the public. State Sen. Keith Faber, RCelina, will also speak at the event. Breakfast will be served and catered by Main Street Station in

New Knoxville. NK Telco will tape and broadcast the event on Channel 3. The dates and times will be announced later. People who wish to attend need to RSVP by calling (419) 629-0313 or email The cost is $10 per person.

Minster ranks high in new school rating system MINSTER — The Ohio Department of Education is giving parents, educators and taxpayers a preview of a new approach for comparing academic performance among schools and districts. Minster Local Schools is among schools ranking high in the new rating system. Effective Sept. 21, House Bill 153 requires all school districts and school buildings to be ranked using a Performance Index score. Such rankings will provide parents and taxpayers a new way to evaluate how local

Minster Local Schools ranked 18th with a PI score of 108.7591 and expenditure of $9,351 and Marion Local schools in Mercer County ranked 21st with a score of 108.6705 and expenditure of $9,143 per pupil. Botkins Local Schools ranked 30th with a PI score of 107.6492 and a pupil expenditure of $8,295, while Fort Loramie Schools were 34th in the state with a 107.3225 score and expenditure of $9,024 per pupil. All school districts mention were ranked excellent.

Gold Buying in Celina. “Sellers at the first two events left very happy, averaging more than $450 per person, and the museum benefited from an additional $1,700,” said museum Board President Tony Frierott. “We feel this is truly a win-win event as the public can get an excellent price, money in

their pockets and support our museum.” Sellers must be at least 18 and should take a valid driver’s license or other identification and contact information. Those who cannot attend, but have items to sell, can call Frierott at (419) 628-2006 to make arrangements to sell them.

Minster Elementary accepting kindergarten registrations MINSTER — Kindergarten registrations are now being accepted at Minster Elementary School for the 2012-13 school year. All children turning 5 years old before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. Parents of prospective kindergarteners are asked to call the elementary school right

away. School officials said it is important that they know as soon as possible the number of students who will be enrolled in kindergarten next year. This information is needed to determine staffing needs. Call the elementary office at (419) 628-4174 with the following information: • Kindergarten stu-

dent’s name with middle initial. • Kindergarten student’s birth date. • Parents’ names, address and phone number. The kindergarten screening process will take place in March. More information about the kindergarten program will be provided at that time.

Winners of holiday lighting contest announced MINSTER — The Minster Journeyman’s Club announced the winners of the 2011 holiday light judging. The winners are: • Residential — First, Adam Ol-

berding; second, Fred Weubker; third, Steve Blackburn; and fourth, Phil Frilling. • Commercial — First, Hausfeld Motor Sales; second, Wooden Shoe Brewery; and third, Willy’s.


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Van Buren Twp. Michael L. Prenger and Corrine E. Prenger to Jeffrey L. and Sandra K. Heitkamp, section 3, part southwest 1/4 and oil lease rights, 11.344 acres, $185,000.

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MINSTER — The Minster Historical Society will host the “Gold Sale Fundraiser” Jan. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at its museum, 112 W. 4th St. The public is invited to take unwanted gold jewelry to sell. The historical society will earn 10 percent of every sale, donated by the buyer, Connie Voss, of Voss

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to ask for a loan or to try to get a mortgage. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Partnerships will be warm and supportive in the coming year. This is good news for you. Even close friendships will be unusually rewarding. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is the year to improve your job, get a better job or somehow start liking your own job more. In the same way, you can improve your health this year. Bonus! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Plan on a vacation this year, for sure! You have the best chances for romance, love affairs, success in the arts and enjoying a vacation that you’ve had in more than a decade. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your home life is going to be unusually rewarding this year. Family relationships will be warmer and more joyful. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because your entire point of view will be more optimistic in the coming year, you’re going to be happier! In addition, you will attract positive people to you. YOU BORN TODAY Although you enjoy a good time and the pleasures of life, you actually are very serious about your values. You believe in your values, which are likely idealistic. And you also believe in walking your talk. Your social skills help you rally others to your cause. In the year ahead, an interesting choice will arise. Choose wisely Birthdate of: Martin Luther King Jr., civil-rights activist; Mazo de la Roche, author; Regina King, actress.

might feel a bit mistake” doesn’t happen DR. WALself-conscious again. LACE: I’m reabout height difsponding to the DR. WALLACE: I’m ference. Characletter from a 16isn’t 16 and so is my very best ter year-old girl who measured in feet friend, Tracey. Lately, was being Tracey has been dating a and inches. taunted by her guy who is a total jerk. I girlfriends beWAL- told her so, but Tracey DR. cause she was taller than her ’Tween LACE: I’m 19, wouldn’t listen to me. the girl I’ve She is still seeing this boyfriend. I 12 & 20 and been going with guy. What can I do to went through Dr. Robert for two years convince her that she high school Wallace told me she shouldn’t be seeing him? being self-connever wanted to - Lauren, Vancouver, scious about my height. At age 13, I was see me again because of Wash. LAUREN: You did already 5 feet 7 inches one little mistake, which tall and taller than most I admitted to. If we don’t your part by warning of my teachers. I met and get this patched up, then Tracey that you feel the married a wonderful guy two years of our lives will guy she is seeing is a total who is shorter than I am. have been wasted. Don’t jerk. It’s up to Tracey to Sixteen years after our you think my girlfriend decide if she wants to conmarriage, a semi-truck should be compassionate tinue dating this guy. Who hit a car I was riding in, and forgive me? One lit- knows? Is it possible that and I suffered a broken tle mistake isn’t too bad, your friend thinks she can spine. For the past 30 is it? - Brandon, Char- influence him to change his ways? years, I have been con- lotte, N.C. BRANDON: One little fined to a wheelchair. You Dr. Robert Wallace can now say that I am 4 mistake? You don’t say feet 5 inches tall and look what it is and I won’t welcomes questions from up to my husband, who is speculate, but obviously it readers. Although he is a giant of a man. To me, wasn’t so little from the unable to reply to all of he is the tallest and most point of view of your “ex” them individually, he will wonderful man on this girlfriend. Everything is answer as many as possiearth. Every night I give relative. All you can do is ble in this column. Email thanks to the good Lord apologize and ask forgive- him at rwallace@galesfor blessing me with a ness. If she chooses not to To find out more perfect partner. - Melody, forgive you, your best bet about Dr. Robert Wallace is to learn from the mis- and read features by Rochester, N.Y. MELODY: Thank you take and get on with your other Creators Syndicate for your inspiring mes- life. And if you are fortu- writers and cartoonists, fair share of something. Perhaps you sage. It will provide com- nate to be in the company visit the Creators Syndiwere expecting more. Don’t worry, be- fort to all couples in of another young lady, cate website at www.crecause this disappointment is fleeting; similar relationships who make sure your “one little things will change very quickly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Work alone or behind the scenes today to achieve a lot through research or working in solitude. Some Deborah Buehler, Anna; Kelsie R. answers are just waiting for you to Moore, daughter of James and Cindy discover them. Moore, Fort Loramie; Maegan S. Teets, SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some local residents were named to daughter of Sherilyn Metz, Jackson Someone older, richer or wiser has advice for you today. If you don’t like the dean’s list for the fall semester at Center, and John Teets; Matthew R. Zirkle, son of Steven and Angela it, you don’t have to take it. (And it Ohio Northern University. to the list were Eric J. Named Zirkle, New Bremen; and Kelsie E. could be discouraging.) Ambos, son of Craig and Doris Ambos, Zumberger, daughter of Jeff and CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You feel very serious about your re- Botkins; Jason L. Aukerman, son of Karen Zumberger, New Bremen, The deans’ list includes students sponsibilities today because you want Judy Aukerman, Jackson Center, and Danford Aukerman, Botkins; Benwho attain a grade-point average of to make a good impression on bosses D. Buehler, son of Mark and jamin 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system. and people in authority. You want to do things right. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel plans or educational plans might look disappointing today. You expected something better. Wait a few days to see what happens. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Today you might have to accept the fact that you’re getting along on less. Just figure out how to absorb this loss and move on, because you definitely can do this. Ironically, some of you will improve your earnings this year. YOU BORN TODAY Your ability to do as much as you do amazes others. Of course, you know how to go after whatever you want. You’re also capable of making major changes in your life to seek adventure. Challenges attract you. You constantly test yourself. Work hard to build something in the coming year, because rewards for your efforts will follow soon! Birthdate of: Debbie Allen, actress/choreographer; Dian Fossey, zoologist; Ronnie Milsap, singer.


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nine rounds of spelling, with “cacophony” as the winning word. The spelling bee was pronounced by Meggan Weaver, gifted coordinator, and judged by Melissa Schneider, guidance counselor; Gayle Shively, retired Bridgeview teacher; and Emily Doenges, communications coordinator. The spelling bee was coordinated by Sidney Middle School teachers Angie Watt and Lisa Meiners.

Commission names 2012 officers SWANDERS — The Franklin Township Zoning Commission named Bill Knasel the new chairman at its recent reorganization meeting for 2012. Jim Bertsch will be the new vice chairman. Theresa Douglas will continue at the commission’s secretary and Donald Rump will continue as the township’s zoning officer. Regular meetings are held quarterly on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the township building in Swanders.

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Sidney Middle School recently held its annual spelling bee, with 28 student participants. Three walked away with trophies and will move on to the citywide spelling bee, which will be held Jan. 24 at Sidney Middle School at 7 p.m. Winning first place and the honor to participate in the Sidney city spelling bee was seventh-grader Alan Davidson, son of Colin Pritchard and Karen Pritchard, of Sidney. The first runner-up distinction went to Kaden DeMarcus, son of Amy Mosley and Tom DeMarcus, of Sidney. Second runner-up was Shon Wooten, son of Shon and Angela Wooten, of Sidney. Spellers underwent


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TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 Today is Saturday, Jan.well 14, objectives that you thought The the 14th There beyond yourday scopeof last2012. year could now be within your left reach. an are 352 days inYou thehave year. potential waiting to be abundance Today’sofHighlight in Hisexpressed and put to work that will tory: propel you onward and upward. On Jan. (Dec. 14, 1952, NBC’s CAPRICORN 22-Jan. 19) — If “Today” showthat premiered, it’s the bottom you keep in mind line that countsGarroway and not all those with Dave as little the can puncture you at times, spurs that host, or “communicator,” as it’ll get you focusing on forces that can was called. he bring you success. On this (Jan. date:20-Feb. 19) — One AQUARIUS of ■ your might tryfirst to haveconstiyou beInpeers 1639, the lieve otherwise, but those in authority tution of Connecticut — the do in fact hold you in high regard. Fundamental Orders — was Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t adopted. want to know the truth. ■ In(Feb. 1784, the20) United 20-March — If you PISCES are not demanding or peace critical oftreaty others, States ratified a you will outpoll everybody else in the with England, ending the proverbial popularity contest. Assume Revolutionary War.attitude with a friendly, enthusiastic Inwatch 1858, Napoleon all,■and the votes roll in. III, ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Action Emperor of the French, and his you precipitate couldEugenie, promote somewife, Empress esthing beneficial for you and all those caped an assassination attempt with whom you’re involved. By putting led Italian revolutionary Fetheby needs of others first, you’ll come lice who was later capout Orsini, ahead as well. TAURUS 20-May 20) — It’s up tured and(April executed. to you to think positively and to estab■ In 1900, Puccini’s opera lish desirable objectives for yourself. “Tosca” had ofits world preYou have plenty reasons to view life miere in Rome. optimistically at this time. If you instead view of things, it’ll be ■ take In a dim 1943, President your own fault. D. Franklin Roosevelt, GEMINI (May 21-June 20) —If you British Prime Minister Windevote your attention and efforts on ston and French ways toChurchill make money, you could do very well for yourself. Get an early start, lay General Charles de Gaulle out a solid plan and stick to it. opened a game wartime conference CANCER (June 21-July 22) — There inis Casablanca. only one thing that you should keep ■ In 1953, Broz uppermost in yourJosip mind, and thatTito is to was president ofmanYuknowelected that you can successfully age anything your mind Parto. goslavia byyou theput country’s LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — This is one of liament. those days where it might appear to be ■ In 1963, George C. Waldarker than usual before the lace was sworn in as governor metaphorical dawn breaks. Whatever do, don’t lose faithainpledge yourself of or ofyou Alabama with what you do, andforever.” things will work out “segregation well. ■ In 1968, the Green Bay VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — SomePackers the NFL defeated thing quiteof personal that isn’t of a mathe AFL’s Raiders, terial nature Oakland has an excellent chance of working out to your satisfaction. It 33-14, in Super Bowl II. might a lot27 quicker than ■ be Infulfilled 1969, people you think. aboard the 23-Oct. aircraft carrier LIBRA (Sept. 23) — People USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, with whom you’ll be involved are likely to provide a mix when of both good and bad were killed a rocket episodes, which overall will work out warhead exploded, setting off favorably for you in both peraquite fire and additional explosonal and career-related areas. sions. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Lady ■ isInlikely 1972, situation Luck to startthe cozying up to you at this point in time, and that’s why comedy “Sanford and Son,” you may now beginFoxx to findand far fewer starring Redd Deobstacles blocking your path. Enjoy mond Wilson, the clear headway. premiered on NBC-TV. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s■best to discuss a disturbing In not 1986, Vinicio Cerezo matter that another person is grapwas inaugurated as pling with. By talking about it, you Guatemala’s first civilian could cause additional problems for president 16 years in a certhe party in in question. emony attended ViceFeature PresCOPYRIGHT 2012 by United Syndicate, Inc. H.W. Bush. ident George







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Do lungs freeze in cold weather? cold. Their body DEAR DR. temperature DONOHUE: I stays near normal live in northern for much longer Canada, where periods of time winters are quite than the body severe. I also am a temperature of dedicated runner, those not used to and I run yearsuch weather. round, winter included. My wife To your Fishermen of the extreme north says I will freeze good often fish with my lungs when the weather is health bare hands, somecold. Cold Dr. Paul G. thing that unacclimatized people weather has Donohue couldn’t possibly never bothered me, and I know enough do. It’s not so much cold about the cold to quit running if I’m getting chilled. air that makes runners This is the first that uncomfortable, it’s the the frozen-lung topic has dryness of cold air. It deever been expressed to pletes moisture from the me. Is there such a thing? lining of the nose, mouth and throat. — W.H. Cover your nose and ANSWER: Cold air warms rapidly when it mouth with a scarf or passes through the nose mask. Try to breathe through the and into the throat, well mostly before it reaches the mouth. lungs. I’ve looked for inTO READERS: The formation on frozen lungs but have found none. I booklet on fitness detake it that means it scribes how to best devise doesn’t happen to exercis- an exercise program for ers whose body tempera- the average person. Readers can obtain a copy by ture hasn’t fallen. People like you, who writing: Dr. Donohue — live in cold climates, have No. 1301, Box 536475, Orbecome acclimatized to lando, FL 32853-6475.

Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Every year, on the empty lot next to my house, I make a skating rink. I dig up dirt for banks and freeze it with water from my outdoor spout. It attracts all my boys’ friends and plenty of my neighbors. This year, I cough after I play hockey with my sons, but not during the play. They say it’s because I’m getting old. I don’t think so. Is it the cold? — J.F. ANSWER: The coughing isn’t from cold air. It’s from the dryness of cold air. Coughing during recovery from exercise in dry air is common. As I told W.H., cover your nose and mouth with a scarf or mask, and drink water while you play. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a question that I hope you can answer: What speeds distin-

Jan. 14, 1912 The Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, published in New York, in its current issue carries a story about O.J. Taylor, the well-known Sidney hardware merchant. Mr. Taylor, who has been engaged in that type of business continuously for 57 years, is cited by the magazine as the oldest hardware man in the state of Ohio. He embarked in the hardware trade on June 1, 1854. He moved his business into the building he now occupies in 1874. ––––– Andy Cole, a hostler at Dr. Sanderson’s barn on East Court Street, was allegedly assaulted by four drunken men employed on the repair work on the big bridge at Quincy. The men secured a rig at Sanderson’s last night and hired Cole to drive them to Quincy. Chief O’Leary went to Quincy this morning and will probably put the quartet under arrest.

guish walking from jogging and jogging from running? And will you give me the calorie burning of each? — M.A. ANSWER: I hope I can answer your question, too. Keep in mind that calorie expenditures depend on body weight. It takes a lot more energy to move a heavy body than it does a light one. I’m basing the calorie estimates on a person weighing 130 pounds. Walking is usually defined as a pace of three miles covered in one hour, which is 20 minutes for every mile. The calorie burning is 4.4 calories for every minute of walking. Jogging is a pace of five miles in one hour, 12 minutes per mile. Such exercise burns around 8 calories for every minute of jogging. Running is often considered as a pace of 8.5 miles in an hour, 7 minutes per mile. I don’t believe I can run that fast for a full mile. This amount of exercise burns 14 calories for each minute of running.

Jan. 14, 1937 The Mutual Improvement Club of Washington Township enjoyed a meeting yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Scott, with three new members added to the membership roll: Mrs. Worthy Pence, Mrs. O.D. Wilkinson, and Mrs. R. Falke. ––––– The battery shop at 235 East Court Street, formerly operated by J.J. Tompkins, is again open for business under new management. The new Milburn proprietor, Weaver, is a trained battery expert and electrician. The place is now known as the City Electric Shop.

50 years Jan. 14, 1962 DEGRAFF — MidStates Container Corp., DeGraff, has been given exclusive franchise in Ohio and Indiana for a paper honeycomb product by Hexcel Products Inc., Berkeley, Calif. The agreement was announced by William S. Powell, Hexcel president, and Walter Lamb, Mid-States president. Mid-States is a pro-

ducer of specialty containers serving major appliance manufacturers in the area. ––––– First definite announcement of candidacy for nomination as Shelby County commissioner in the May primary election came today from Roger A. Elsass. Elsass is circulating petitions for the unexpired term of the late Arthur Zimpfer — a post which he has been filling since last April 21 by appointment. A Democrat, Elsass will be in that party’s primary.

25 years Jan. 14, 1987 Elizabeth Smith has been named the Student of the Month at Sidney High School for December. Miss Smith was chosen by the student council’s executive board from entries submitted by teachers. She is student council secretary and junior class vice president. She is a member of Chamber Choir, Academia, National Honor Society and the diving, track and cross country teams. Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Smith, 804 S. Brooklyn Ave. ––––– INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Art Schlichter, a former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, was arrested Friday on a charge of unlawful gambling after allegedly wagering more than $200,000 on football and baseball games in late 1986, police said. Schlichter, the former Ohio State University star selected in the first round of the National Football League draft in 1982, missed the 1983 season while serving a one-year league suspension for gambling. The Colts were then in Baltimore.

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Boyfriend tugs at heartstrings from a very long distance DEAR ABBY: My For me, it’s just about a boyfriend, “Cole,” and I job, but Cole doesn’t have been together see it that way. since college — several I would support years now. We have a Cole wherever and in loving relationship, but whatever he needed. the problem is disAlthough it would be tance. My job someideal to be together all times requires me to the time, I realize that take short-term (twosometimes it isn’t posDear to five-month) consible. Am I being selfAbby tracts in other cities ish, or do we simply Abigail and overseas. need different things Van Buren out of a relationship? Even though it is difficult to be apart, I handle — GLOBE-TROTTER IN DES long-distance relationships MOINES relatively well while Cole does DEAR GLOBE-TROTnot. This began in college TER: Are you being selfish, or when I studied abroad for a se- is Cole being selfish? Are you mester. Cole tries to be sup- willing to give up a career you portive and wants me to be have prepared for and work in successful, but he takes it per- so that he will no longer suffer sonally when I have to leave. separation anxiety? While

your relationship is a loving one, the two of you have serious differences, and you must rationally decide which is more important to you. After that, everything will fall into place. DEAR ABBY: My wife died nine years ago after a long illness. We have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren. I met “Lucille” two years ago at a basketball game that involved both our grandsons. Slowly, we began dating. Lucille has been a widow for many years and has five children. We are now engaged and planning a wedding for about 60 people after Lucille retires next year. We want to include our families in the ceremony.

Lucille’s two eldest sons plan to give her away. Two of her granddaughters will be flower girls. I asked my son to be my best man and he refused. He said he is happy for us and will attend the wedding, but he prefers not to stand up for me. He feels it would be disloyal to his mother’s memory. He is adamant. I never imagined my son would act this way. I didn’t mean to offend him. I’m not trying to replace his mother. We just want to bring both families together. Abby, your opinion, please. — WELLMEANING DAD ON THE EAST COAST DEAR DAD: It’s a shame that your son feels unable to

support you as you enter this new phase of your life. If he is offended at the idea that after nine years you would want to remarry, the problem is his. Do not make it yours. I’m sure your late wife would want your life to be fulfilling. Ask your daughter or a close friend to stand up with you and let nothing spoil your day. You and Lucille have earned your happiness. Bless you both. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Mechanical Galv-Plating Corp 933 Oak Avenue Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 492-3143 2249969

American Trim, a multi-state manufacturer servicing the automotive and appliance industry, is currently seeking qualified candidates f or the following opportunit y in t heir Sidney, Ohio facility: Master Tool & Die Qualifications: • Minimum of 7 – 10 yrs experience required wit h emphasis on maintaining and repairing dies • At tention to detail, advanced math, blueprint reading and precision work required • Journeyman card highly pref erred • CNC programming and operating skills preferred • CAD experience preferred • Must possess good communication skills and the ability t o work in a team environment

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Industrial Equipment Mechanical/Electrical troubleshooting Hydraulic/Pneumatic repair PLCs required Minimum 2 years experience

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SHORT ORDER COOK, 10-15 hours week. Great opportunity for college student or retiree! Call (937)214-0438.


EMPLOYEE The Village of Fort Loramie is accepting applications for two fulltime Public Works Employees. Desired qualifications include: Experience in the maintenance of public utilities and general maintenance. Applications are available and must be received at the: Village Office 14 Elm St., PO Box 10, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 DEADLINE: 4:00pm January 20th

HVAC, DDC Controls, Electrical and Plumbing Technicians

In return for your expertise and cont ributions, we offer a competitive, market-based wage and benefit package, including comprehensive medical/life/dental insurance, prescript ion drug plan, 401(k) with company match, t uition reimbursement, holidays, vacation and bonus opportunity. Please forward your resume and salary requirements to: EO E


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AMERICAN TRIM, a multi -state manufacturer servicing the au tomotive and applia nce industry is currently seeki ng q ualifi ed candid ates for the following opportunity in our S idney, O hio o perati on: Desig ner.

Multi County Contractor seeking experienced technicians for the HVAC, DDC Controls and plumbing service industry • Top Pay, Benefits and Training for a growing service contractor

This individual will be re spon sibl e for p rovid ing Design experti se. They will d esig n ap plica tions that insu re manufacturabili ty. They will sup port to oling, manufacturin g, sa les, e ngineerin g and our customers with their design expertise and exp erience on sma ller scale projects as well a s larger scale prototyping proje cts.

• 5 years minimum experience

Associates Degree in Desig n or Mech anical En gineering Technology (o r equ ivale nt) is requ ired. Also requ ired i s 5 to 7 years of 3-D model ing e xperi ence, utili zing Pro- E, Solid Edge, So lidWo rks or Unigrap hics. Experience in tooling, fixturin g, sketchi ng, problem so lving and cost analysis is preferred.

• Great working conditions, hours and benefits including Uniforms, Insurance, Retirement Plan and Job specific training

American Trim offers a competitive, market-b ased wage and benefit packa ge, including compr ehensive medical, vacation, holidays, 401k, tuition reimbursement, a nd pe rformance ince ntive opportunity. If you a re seeking a challenge as well as ad vancement opp ortun ity, email your re sume and sala ry expectations to: resumes@ EOE

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Mechanical Galv-Plating, is accepting applications for: Competitive wage/benefit package. Modern, air-conditioned, state of the art facility.

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Send resume to: Kathy McGreevy 2400 St. Marys Ave. Sidney, OH 45365

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We are looking for energetic individuals to work in a very fast paced local pallet repair operation. This position requires physical stamina, lifting (65 – 75 lbs.), standing, bending, and twisting on a continuous basis. Other responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: • Ability to learn and operate prep-saw, nail tool, pry-bar, and hammer to repair pallets to specifications. • System does operate with conveyors, however, physical strength is required. • Pallets weigh 67 - 75 pounds. With usage of the prep tables, the goal is around 200 pallets per shift.

1st Shift/Full time only Health insurance package/Roth's available H o l i d a y / Va c a t i o n pay/Competitive wages Attendance bonus Certification not a requirement/ Drug free workplace




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Anna dominates Cavs in 73-52 win BY MATT ZIRCHER ANNA — Lehman appeared to have momentum on its side early in the third quarter as a rare four-point play and two foul shots on a technical gave the Cavaliers a five-point lead. It was all Anna from there, however, as the Rockets outscored Lehman 42-16 the rest of the way for a 73-52 win here Friday night. Anna improves to 6-5 with its third win in four games while Lehman is also now 6-5. Alex Baker gave Lehman a 36-31 lead with 6:03 remaining in the third quarter with six points in a 22-second span. After making two free throws on a technical, Baker was fouled as he connected on a three-pointer and made the resulting foul shot. The Rockets, however, closed the period with an 18-6 run and then outscored the Cavaliers 24-10 the final period to win going away. “We settled down defensively in the second half,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “We did a better job on both King-White and Baker and didn’t let anyone else get started for them.” “We talked about keeping our composure after the technical and we did that,” added Barhorst. “That was a key turning point of the game.” “Today was all about the defensive end and we just couldn’t get any stops,” said coach Isaiah Lehman Williams. “We scored enough, but we couldn’t stop them. SDN Photo/Bryan Wahrer Anna did an excellent job of JACKSON CENTER’S Alex Meyer looks to the basket as he’s being patient in their offense pressured by Fort Loramie’s Craig Fullenkamp in County boys and ran it to perfection.” After shooting just 33 perbasketball action at Jackson Friday. cent in the first half, Anna scorched the nets the final two periods, hitting 14 of 17 shots for 82 percent, with one of the misses coming in the final minute. The Rockets also made 17 of 22 foul shots in the second half to go 26 of 33 for the game. Lehman, meanwhile, made just seven of 26 shots for 27 percent in shooting 33 percent overall. The Cavaliers were 16 of 24 at the stripe. JACKSON CENTER — County Boys Jackson Center started out basketball standings the second half of the County League All W-L W-L boys basketball race the same 10-0 way the first half ended, with Jackson Center. . . . . . 7-0 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 10-2 a victory. Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 5-4 The Tigers jumped out on Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 6-5 4-6 Fort Loramie right from the Houston . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 4-7 start and rolled to a 55-32 vic- Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . 1-6 1-9 try over the Redskins. Friday’s games The win puts the Tigers at Jackson Center 55, Fort Loramie 32 7-0 in County play and 10-0 Russia 49, Houston 37 Christian Academy posted Non-league overall. its first victory of the seasonAnna 73, Lehman 52 Fort Loramie drops to 1-6 Friday, beating East Dayton in the league and 1-9 overall. He got his hands on a lot of in an overtime thriller 53-46 Jackson travels to New passes and was really a key in high school basketball acKnoxville tonight and Fort Lo- player for us. tion. ramie stays home to play MinThe Eagles, now 1-7, for 21 “I thought the kids played ster. points from David Wilcox and great defense on them,” he “It was good to jump out added. “We were especially 20 from freshman Derek like that,” said Jackson coach good with our perimeter de- Spencer. Scott Elchert, whose team led fense.” “They jumped out early, but 20-7 after a quarter and 34-13 our kids were consistent with Jake Cordonnier had 10 at the half. “That was against points for the Redskins. the game plan,” said Eagle a team that held us in the 30s Jackson Center shot well coach John Spencer. “Ben just last week. I think this is from the field, hitting 23-for- Huffman had a critical steal the kind of team we are. We 42 for 55 percent. and layup in the fourth quarhad two guys in double figFort Loramie was 13-for-44 ter to tie the game up.” ures and three others with for 30 percent. Of the 21 points scored by nine, eight and seven.” Wilcox, nine came at the free Fort Loramie (32) The Tigers never let the Guillozet 3-1-8; Miracle 1-0-3; throw line in 16 attempts. Redskins back in the game, McGee 1-0-2; Albers 1-0-2; Cordonnier “Aaron Amsden played big leading by the same 21-point 5-0-10; Luebke 2-3-7. Totals: 13-4-32. on the boards,” said Spencer. Jackson Center (55) margin after three periods. Opperman 3-2-8; Meyer 5-0-10; “And Derek Spencer had a Andy Hoying tossed in 16 Elchert 3-0-9; Wildermuth 2-0-5; Hoy- great night offensively for and Alex Meyer added 10. ing 7-2-16; Ryder 3-1-7. Totals: 23-5- us.” Trey Elchert had nine, Troy 55. East Dayton (46) Score by quarters: Bracerous 9, Smith 14, Pieger 2, Opperman eight and Eric Loramie...........................7 13 23 32 Ryder seven. Elchert also had Jackson .........................20 34 44 55 Harris 17, Hooper 4. Christian Academy (53) five assists. Three-pointers: Fort Loramie 2 Amsden 7, Wilcox 21, Spencer 20, “I thought the unsung hero (Guillozet, Miracle); Jackson Center 4 Huffman 5. tonight was Troy Opperman,” (Elchert 3, Wildermuth). Score by quarters: Records: Fort Loramie 1-9, JackElchert said. “He came out son Center 10-0. East Dayton............12 28 37 43 46 with a lot of energy and got Reserve game: Fort Loramie 48, Chr. Aca. ...................6 16 32 43 53 after it right from the get-go. Jackson Center 40. Records: Christian Academy 1-7.

Tigers whip Loramie, run record to 10-0

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LEHMAN’S JAMES Rego latches onto the ball in action Friday night at Anna in boys basketball. The Cavaliers lost to the Rockets 73-52. Reier led the way for Anna against Botkins. Lehman (52) with 19 points, 15 coming King-White 9-10-28; Jacob 0-1-1; after halftime, while Meyer Baker 5-5-18; Goins 1-0-2; Richard 1had 17, 12 in the final two pe- 0-3. Totals: 16-16-52. Anna (73) riods. Overall, the Rockets Seger 1-2-4; Reier 7-5-19; Williams had six players with seven or 2-2-7; Meyer 4-8-17; Long 4-2-10; more points. Gephart 1-5-8; Metz 3-2-8. Totals: King-White paced all scor- 22-26-73. Score by quarters ers with 28 for Lehman and Lehman ........................16 28 42 52 Baker added 18. The rest of Anna.............................13 26 49 73 the Cavaliers, however, acThree pointers: Lehman 4 (Baker 3, Richard); Anna 3 (Williams, counted for just six points. Gephart). Lehman is at Lima Bath Meyer, Records: Both 6-5. tonight while Anna returns to Reserve score: Anna 51, Lehman County play Tuesday at home 43.

CA Eagles notch first win in OT

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HOUSTON’S RYAN Curl goes up to try to alter the shot of Russia’s Brandon Wilson in boys basketball action at Russia Friday. The contest ended too late for today’s edition. Russia won 49-37. Check out for more details of the game.


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Minster routs NFL PLAYOFFS Parkway 48-34 in MAC action AFC D I V I S I O N A L P L AY O F F


Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens

Sat. • 8 p.m. EST • CBS

Sun. • 1 p.m. EST • CBS

Regular-season statistics (Playoff record)

Regular-season statistics (Playoff record)

8-8 • (1-0)

MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats kept on rolling, beating Parkway in Midwest Athletic Conference play here Friday 4834. The win Huber got the Wildcats above the .500 mark at 5-4 after a slow start to the season, and they will try to add to it tonight at Fort Loramie. Devon Poeppelman hit a big three-pointer at the end of the first half to stake the Wildcats to a 10-point lead at 27-17. Minster then reeled off the first seven points of the third quarter to open up a 17-point bulge. “But just when we felt like we were going to extend the lead even more, Parkway clawed back and got it down to nine,” said Minster coach Mike Lee. “But that’s as close as they got.” Poeppelman went on to finish with 16 points, and Minster also got a big game from Doug Huber, who has been hobbled by a knee injury this season. He came through with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds. Minster shot 40 percent from the floor to Parkway’s 33 percent, and the Wildcats were 14-for-19 from the free throw line for 74 percent. The ’Cats also outrebounded the Panthers 29-22. Minster is now 2-1 in the MAC. Parkway (34) Rodriguez 0-1-1; Luth 5-415; Heindel 3-1-7; Cheek 1-0-2; Gehron 1-0-2; Dennison 3-0-7. Totals: 13-3-34. Minster (48) Knapke 2-5-9; B. Hoying 10-2; R. Hoying 1-1-4; Niemeyer 0-2-2; Poeppelman 6-3-16; Huber 6-3-15. Totals: 16-1448.

Score by quarters: Parkway ...............9 17 27 34 Minster...............15 27 39 48 Three-pointers: Minster 2 (R. Hoying, Poeppelman); Parkway 2 (Luth, Dennison). Records: Minster 5-4, Parkway 1-10. Reserve score: Minster 54, Parkway 37.


Bremen downs New Knoxville NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Bremen Cardinals invaded New neighboring Knoxville and came away with a 50-42 victory in MAC boys basketball action here Friday. The Cardinals snap a two-game losing streak and go to 2-1 in the MAC and 5-3 overall, with Covington coming to town tonight. New Knoxville drops to 0-2 in the MAC and 45 overall, and plays host to unbeaten Jackson Center tonight. New Bremen led 14-9 after a quarter, but the game remained close throughout, with the Rangers cutting the lead to just three at the half. Aaron Clune of New Bremen and Lucas Leffel of New Knoxville matched 20-point efforts and were the only players in double figures. Ten of Leffel’s points came at the free throw line. New Bremen (50) Clune 6-6-20; Bornhorst 10-2; Schwieterman 1-3-6; Manger 2-0-4; Heitkamp 1-1-3; Frazee 2-0-4; Williams 3-1-7; Westerbeck 1-0-2; Elshoff 1-02. Totals: 18-11-50. New Knoxville (42) Arnett 2-2-6; Lageman 3-29; Allen 1-3-5; B. Kuck 1-0-2; Leffel 5-10-20. Totals: 12-1742. Score by quarters: NB ......................14 21 34 50 NK ........................9 18 30 42 Three-pointers: NB 3 (Clune 2, Schwieterman); NK 1 (Lageman). Records: NB 6-3, NK 4-5. Reserve score: NB 51, NK 48.

Olwin named head coach at Lake HS When Versailles head football coach Bob Olwin announced his retirement this week, it apparently did not apply to coaching. O n Thursday, Olwin Olwin was named the new head football coach at Lake High School in Milbury in Wood County. It will be the eighth different head coaching position in his 30-year career. The Lake Flyers compete in the Northern Buckeye Conference and are in the Northeast District. Olwin will arrive next fall as the new high school building opens. “People from the Lake district are eager to take

the program to a new level,” Olwin told the Toledo Blade. “The facilities at Lake are awesome, and that community has done a great job of pulling together after the (June 5, 2010) tornado,” he said. Prior to Versailles, Olwin was 104-33 in 13 seasons at Fairview (1995-2007), a run that included seven Green Meadows Conference titles and five playoff appearances. While at Versailles, Olwin’s wife remained at their home near Defiance. Being able to return home was another key factor in his move. He will also take a teaching position within Lake Local Schools. He also was a head coach at Antwerp, Mechanicsburg, Tiffin Calvert, Arlington and Morral Ridgedale.

Riverside 8th posts 30-15 win Riverside defeated Taylor Stephens led Marion Catholic 30-15 in Riverside with nine eighth grade girls bas- points and Abby Proffit ketball action this week. added eight.

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Total yards (avg.): 316.6 Passing Rushing




Yards allowed (avg.): 357.8 Passing Rushing

231.5 Points for

Pts. allowed


DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 411.1 Passing Rushing




SCORING (PPG) Points for

Pts. allowed



19.3 24.4

10-6 • (1-0)

13-3 • (0-0)

OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 428.0 Passing Rushing

Total yards (avg.): 372.1 Passing Rushing




Points for

Pts. allowed

DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 288.9 Passing Rushing





















SCORING (PPG) Points for Pts. allowed

23.8 17.4







Yards allowed (avg.): 285.7 Passing Rushing


12-4 • (0-0)

OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 338.7 Passing Rushing

46.1% 53.9%


SOURCE: National Football League


Rush 459

45.8% 54.2%

SOURCE: National Football League




New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

Sat. • 4:30 p.m. EST • FOX

Sun. • 4:30 p.m. EST • FOX

Regular-season statistics (Playoff record)

13-3 • (1-0)

13-3 • (0-0)

OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 310.9 Total yards (avg.): 467.1 Rushing Rushing Passing Passing



Yards allowed (avg.): 368.4 Passing Rushing


Pts. allowed








Pts. allowed


Pts. allowed 22.4















Pass 39.4%

299.8 SCORING (PPG) Points for




DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 411.6 Passing Rushing


Points for



Yards allowed (avg.): 376.4 Passing Rushing


SCORING (PPG) Points for Pts. allowed


15-1 • (0-0)

OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 405.1 Total yards (avg.): 385.1 Rushing Rushing Passing Passing

DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 308.2 Passing Rushing


Points for 34.2


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SOURCE: National Football League

Rush 41.7%



AP SOURCE: National Football League


Grief hangs over Packers GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have spent all week preparing for Sunday’s playoff game against the New York Giants and trying, as best they can, to support their grieving offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has been away from the team 21-year-old since Michael T. Philbin vanished on Sunday. His body was found in a river in Oshkosh, Wis., on Monday and initial autopsy results indicate that he drowned. Several players and coaches attended a visitation Thursday night and others said they would attend Friday’s funeral service. Some said they would go to both. For wide receiver Jordy Nelson, it was time for real life to take precedence over football. “It’s necessary,” Nelson said Friday. “Something like this reminds you that this is a game. There are definitely more important things in life.”

AP Photo/Mike Roemer

GREEN BAY Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin hugs his wife, Diana, after a funeral for their son, Michael in Green Bay, Friday. Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged that it has been a rough week for everyone. “It’s challenging, no question about it,” McCarthy said. “But as we talked as a team on Wednesday, it’s important to separate your profes-

sional and personal life. Sometimes, it’s not possible. We managed it.” Assistant head coach Winston Moss was attending the funeral, and said he expects the team to be ready to play Sunday after a tough week. “This organization puts family first, so I respect that and I encourage that, and I’m appreciative of that as well,” Moss said. “I think today, when it’s all said and done, today is going to be the right thing to do. Moving forward, we’ll deal with this today and get ready for Sunday to play a hell of a game.” This week was particularly taxing for Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang, whose father recently died after a battle with cancer. Lang wasn’t sure he could go to another funeral so soon after burying his dad, but he did see the Philbin family at Thursday night’s visitation. “I went yesterday to see coach, and I know a lot of other guys went as well,” Lang said. “He’s

got a lot of support, and he knows that. Going through the same thing last week, I know it’s very tough to deal with. There’s nothing that anybody can say to kind of heal that pain, but the more support you have from everybody definitely helps out.” Lang called Philbin a “very loved man” in the Packers’ organization. “It’s tough to watch him go through something like this,” Lang said. “So we’re doing our best to show our support for him, and I think the best way we can do that is go out there and execute and make some plays on Sunday. That’s what he would want us to do. I think that’s the best statement we can make as a team.” Kicker Mason Crosby spoke to Philbin at Thursday’s visitation. “(He’s) seeing a lot of people and just occasionally breaking down,” Crosby said. “It’s a tragedy you don’t want anyone to ever have to go through.”

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BEL-MAR LANES HONOR ROLL Bel-Mar Bowling Lanes Sidney Honor Roll MEN High game Joe Green .................(2) 300 Dave Fogt.......................300 Brian Green.................. 300 Bob Elsner .....................300 Jon Abbott......................300 Josh Ludwig ..................299 Adam Hilyard................298 Dan Swiger....................290 Chris Joyce ....................289 Curt Joyce......................289 Nathan McBride ...........288 Shaun Piatt ...................288 High series Joe Green.......................828 Dan Swiger....................785 Josh Ludwig ..................784 Bob Elsner .....................782 Brian Green...................771 Curt Joyce......................758 Adam Hilyard................756 Fred Mertz.....................746 Tim Hutchinson ............745 High average Joe Green.......................235 Josh Ludwig ..................227 Dan Swiger....................226 Bob Elsner .....................223 Curt Joyce......................216 Tim Hutchinson ............215 Galen Collier .................215 Mike Knoop ...................213 WOMEN High game Haley VanHorn .............279 Angie Mentges ..............278 Megan Coffield ..............277 Jackie Maurer ...............253 Donna Gold....................251 Heather Dresback.........246 Melanie McBride...........244

Brenda Schulze .............236 High series Haley VanHorn ............721 Angie Mentges .............681 Cassie Latimer.............649 Teresa McGrath ...........645 Jackie Maurer ..............630 Brenda Schulze ............624 Gerri Waldroop.............600 Joy Cippolloni...............598 High average Angie Mentges .............194 Jackie Maurer ..............190 Cassie Latimer.............180 Teresa McGrath ...........178 Sarah Allen ..................173 Donna Gold ..................171 Haley VanHorn ............171 Joy Cippoloni................168 SENIOR MEN High game Don Bodenmiller ..........277 Jerry Smith ..................255 Mark Deam ..................252 Dick Tennery ................249 Ralph Abbott ................248 Marty Stapleton...........239 Bob Kritzer...................238 Richard Reading ..........237 High series Ralph Abbott ................686 Don Bodenmiller ..........651 Mark Deam ..................631 Dick Tennery ................631 Tom Hill........................626 Willie Metz ...................610 Marty Stapleton...........610 Bill Johnson .................606 High average Ralph Abbott ................181 Tom Hill........................180 Dick Tennery ................178 Bill Johnson .................174 Jim Risk .......................173

Willie Metz ...................170 Fred Bodenmiller .........168 Richard Reading ..........168 SENIOR WOMEN High game Linda Limbert ..............234 Rose Ann Chaffins .......223 Jan Bensman ...............216 Dorothy Harford ..........206 Sue Dougherty .............205 Linda Rumpff ...............204 Lois Metz ......................201 Mary Lou Wright .........196 Ruth Granger ...............194 High series Rose Ann Chaffins .......568 Wilma Smith ................543 Linda Limbert ..............517 Lois Metz ......................512 Sue Dougherty .............510 Diane Fleckenstein ......496 Dorothy Harford ..........492 Jan Bensman ...............491 High average Rose Ann Chaffins .......163 Linda Rumpff ...............147 Jan Bensman ...............146 Lea Muhlenkamp.........143 Lois Metz ......................142 Sue Dougherty .............141 Katie Helmlinger .........140 Diane Fleckenstein ......139 BOYS High game Trent Knoop .................300 Jacob Blankenship.......251 Jac Beatty.....................243 Kegan Latimer .............236 Luke Goubeaux ............235 Damon Huffman ..........233 Michael Barber ............223 Kyle Lloyd ....................223 High series Trent Knoop .................743 Jacob Blankenship.......655

Kegan Latimer .............593 Michael Barber ............580 Luke Goubeaux ............559 Josh Abbott...................557 Kyle Lloyd ....................555 Cameron DeMoss .........545 High average Trent Knoop .................220 Kegan Latimer .............183 Jacob Blankenship.......183 Luke Goubeaux ............174 Michael Barber ............171 Cameron DeMoss .........163 Josh Abbott...................157 Sean Holthaus..............157 GIRLS High game Bethany Pellman .........266 Shelbie Anderson .........244 Michelle Abbott ............223 Ally Kittle.....................209 Holli James ..................185 Tiffany Kies..................184 Autumn Emrick ...........169 Anna Frohne ................169 High series Bethany Pellman .........675 Shelbie Anderson .........581 Michelle Abbott ............557 Holli James ..................502 Ally Kittle.....................484 Tiffany Kies..................477 Austin Emrick..............429 Morgan Carey ..............421 High average Bethany Pellman .........184 Shelbie Anderson .........177 Michelle Abbott ............166 Tiffany Kies..................146 Holli James ..................139 Ally Kittle.....................137 Autumn Emrick ...........123 Jenna Beatty ................123

COMMUNITY LANES HONOR ROLL Community Lanes, Minster MEN Week High game Scott Bergman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Tony Goubeauxz . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Jim Beck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 George Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Andy Roetgerman. . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Keith Romie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Harold Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 High series George Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706 Brian Schmiesing . . . . . . . . . . . . 690 Jim Beck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 673 Andy Roetgerman. . . . . . . . . . . . 662 Jerry Keller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 659 Keith Romie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653 Jon Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649 Season to date High game Nick Sherman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Tim Baumer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Leroy Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Jerry Keller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Marc Layman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Bob Theis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Scott Bergman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

High series Tim Baumer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747 Jerry Keller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 745 Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 737 Chad Berning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736 Nick Sherman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734 George Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 722 Scot Hogenkamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . 720 Tom Moots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 717 High average Tim Baumer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Nick Sherman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Johnny Inskeep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Chad Berning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Wills Arling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Jeff Hoelscher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 WOMEN Week High game Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Helen Barhorst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Rose Broerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Teresa Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Kelly Albers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Laurie Seger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Kelly Heitkamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 High series Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531 Diane Houck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522 Helen Barhorst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

Shirley Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 498 EllenP;leiman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489 Donna Kremer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486 Chris Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483 Season to date High game Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . . . 269 Shirley Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Chris Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . 236, 233 Tish Wannemacher. . . . . . . . . . . 227 Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . 226 Yvonne Garman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 High series Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . . . . . 634 Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628 Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . . . . . 612 Shirley Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 607 Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . . . . . 586 Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . . . . . 584 Jenny Freisthler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581 Phyllis Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577 High average Heather McAlexander . . . . . . . . 194 Donna Kremer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Emmy Grillot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Diane Houck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Anne Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159





Big week for Billing Anna graduate and two-time County Player of the Year Derek Billing had a big week for Lake Superior State in mens Division II basketball. It started with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists against Grand Valley. He was 4for-5 from three-point range and also hit seven of nine free throw attempts. He followed that with 25 points and three assists against Michigan Tech, hitting five threepointers in the effort. Billing, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, is now No. 2 on the Lake Superior team in scoring at 14.9 points per game, and leads the team with 4.1 assists per game. He is hitting 75 percent from the line on 52 of 69, 43 percent from the field on 61 of 141, and a healthy 44 percent from three-point range on 35 of 79. He also has 53 rebounds, which is third on the team. Lake Superior is 7-7 so far this season. He will be playing fairly close to home a week from today at Ashland. Starting time is 3 p.m. Jessica Slagle, Lehman Slagle is having an outstanding senior season at Bowling Green, and her play this week continued that trend. She had an huge night in a win over Akron, finishing with 14 points, five assists and eight rebounds. She also hit 8for-11 from the free throw line. Then on Thursday night, she had eight



points and eight rebounds in a win over Ohio. She also had two assists. The former Lehman standout is now averaging 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds a game for BG, which is 13-3 on the year. She’s phenomenal at the free throw line, hitting 54 of 67 so far for 81 percent. She’s also tied for second on the team in assists with 31. Mitch Westerheide, Fort Loramie Westerheide had an excellent week at Capital in mens basketball. He had 10 points, four assists, was 3-for-4 from the field and 4-for-6 from the line against Baldwin-Wallace, and had 12 points and five assists against Marietta. Brad Piehl, New Knoxville Piehl had 15 points against Wayne State and 13 points and six rebounds against Lake Erie. He plays for Findlay, and was 5-for-6 from the field in the Erie game. Amanda Francis, Fairlawn Francis poured in 23 points and added six rebounds and three assists for Northwestern Ohio against Davenport. She is averaging 17.3 per game. Scott Schnelle, New Bremen Schnelle played well for Ohio Northern this week in men’s basketball. He had 12 points and seven rebounds against Mt. Union, and 15 points, six rebounds and four assists against Wilmington.

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports TODAY, TONIGHT SATURDAY Girls basketball Versailles at Lehman Minster at Russia New Knoxville at Upper Scioto Vandalia at Riverside Newe Bremen at St. Marys Botkins at Houston Jackson Center at Fairlawn Boys basketball Lehman at Lima Bath Jackson Center at New Knoxville Riverside at Ansonia Minster at Fort Loramie Covington at New Bremen Ottawa-Glandorf at Houston Parkway at Botkins Wrestling Sidney at Alliance Inv. Swimming Sidney at Southwest Classic —— MONDAY Girls basketball Bradford at Russia Fairlawn at Riverside —— TUESDAY Bowling Trotwood at Sidney Boys basketball New Knoxville at Wapakoneta Indian Lake at Riverside Botkins at Anna Fairlawn at Triad Girls basketball Springfield Catholic at Lehman Waynesfield at Jackson Center Miami East at Fort Loramie —— WEDNESDAY Girls basketball Miamisburg at Sidney Bowling Sidney at Greenville —— THURSDAY Girls basketball Greenville at Lehman Russia at Botkins Parkway at New Knoxville Upper Scioto at Riverside Fort Recovery at Minster Coldwater at Versailles New Bremen at St. Henry Houston at Jackson Center Fairlawn at Anna Wrestling Lehman at Coldwater tri FRIDAY (Jan. 20) Boys basketball Greenville at Sidney

Grand Lake Chr. at Chr. Academy New Knoxville at Parkway Riverside at Marion Catholic Minster at Fort Recovery Versailles at Coldwater St. Henry at New Bremen Botkins at Houston Jackson Center at Fairlawn Anna at Fort Loramie Wrestling Bellefontaine at Versailles

Cin. Winton Woods 60, Harrison 48 Cin. Withrow 56, Cin. Hughes 50

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Wildlife Council hears Hunters take proposed regulations 19,251 deer COLUMBUS — The 2012-13 hunting and trapping regulation proposals were presented on January 4 to the Ohio Wildlife Council by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. September 1 is the proposed kick-off date for the state's fall hunting season beginning with squirrel and dove hunting. Other proposed hunting and trapping rules will be similar to those now in effect, with only slight changes to fall and spring hunting dates. Hunters age 17 and under are proposed access to hunt statewide for rabbit, pheasant and all other legal game in season during two designated weekends, Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Spring youth turkey season is proposed for April 20-21, 2013. The remainder of the concerning proposals Ohio's white-tailed deer hunting will be heard during a separate Wildlife Council meeting on Feb. 8. Open houses will be held on Saturday, March

3 in each of the state's five wildlife districts to provide the public an opportunity to view and discuss proposed hunting and trapping regulations with state wildlife officials. Directions to the open houses can be

found at or by calling 1-800WILDLIFE. A statewide hearing on all of the proposed rules will be held at the Division of Wildlife’s District One office on Thursday, March 8 at 9 a.m..

The office is located at 1500 Dublin Road in Columbus. After considering public input, the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed rules and season dates during its April 4 meeting.

Grants available to develop ‘WILD School Sites’ COLUMBUS — Ohio teachers who have successfully used Project WILD in their classrooms now have the opportunity to provide students with additional hands-on learning tools about wildlife and habitat through grants being offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Grants totaling $500

each will be awarded on a competitive basis to 40 schools currently participating in Project WILD, a supplemental environmental education curriculum for grades K-12. Project WILD uses wildlife and wildlife management techniques to teach traditional school subjects such as math, science, and language arts. Now in its

ninth year, the grant program provides teachers with funding to purchase the materials, equipment, and activities needed to develop “WILD School Sites" on their school sites. “A WILD School Site project allows teachers to take lesson plans outdoors, bringing consereducation vation concepts to life for students,” said Jen Denni-

son, wildlife education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife. Interested educators should submit an application before May 31 to the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Outdoor Education Section, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G, Columbus, OH 43229. Complete details of the grant program and an application packet can be found at

COLUMBUS — Hunters took 19,251 deer during Ohio's muzzleloader season, January 7-10, with Coshocton County again leading the state with 722 deer checked. In 2011, a preliminary total of 16,934 deer were taken during muzzleloader season. Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the muzzleloader season included: Coshocton-722, Licking-639, Muskingum-638, Guernsey612, Tuscarawas-581, Belmont-577, Harrison569, Knox-470, Meigs466, and Jefferson-465. Hunters can enjoy deer hunting through February 5 as the archery season continues. Hunters who wish to share their success may submit a photo of themselves and the deer taken at Hunters can still donate extra venison to orassisting ganizations Ohioans in need. The division is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who give their deer to a participating food bank are not required to pay the processing cost while funding for the effort is Counties available. being served by this program can be found online at The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at

hunters during the statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season. The number taken during the 2011-12 season is marked in ( ): 2012 (2011)

Adams – 336 (281); Allen – 77 (59); Ashland – 294(247); Ashtabula – 374 (279); Athens – 457 (372); Auglaize – 87 (44); Belmont – 577 (516); Brown – 273 (229); Butler – 131 (93); Carroll – 418 (428); Champaign – 132 (95); Clark – 75 (52); Clermont – 239 (218); Clinton – 76 (55); Columbiana – 331 (350); Coshocton – 722 (622); Crawford – 103 (60); Cuyahoga – 5 (4); Darke – 62 (28); Defiance – 140 (126); Delaware – 140 (109); Erie – 42 (31); Fairfield – 216 (233); Fayette – 26 (29); Franklin – 46 (36); Fulton – 58 (55); Gallia – 333 (305); Geauga – 154 (140); Greene – 67 (60); Guernsey – 612 (576); Hamilton – 89 (79); Hancock – 111 (70); Hardin – 141(77); Harrison – 569 (618); Henry – 68 (40); Highland – 278 (244); Hocking – 384 (315) ; Holmes – 388 (343); Huron – 173 (155); Jackson – 282 (272); Jefferson – 465 (431); Knox – 470 (446); Lake – 41 (26); Lawrence – 220 (230); Licking – 639 (627); Logan – 179 (132); Lorain – 162 (153); Lucas – 31 (26); Madison – 50 (39); Mahoning – 154 (114); Marion – 65 (45); Medina – 146 (107); Meigs – 466 (461); Mercer – 52 (19); Miami – 61 (23); Monroe – 422 (419); Montgomery – 41 (30); Morgan – 340 (354); Morrow – 143 (104); Muskingum – 638 (593); Noble – 389 (353); Ottawa – 37 (9); Paulding – 122 (86); Perry – 333 (298); Pickaway – 71 (59); Pike – 216 (159); Portage – 176 (135); Preble – 87 (64); Putnam – 56 (19); Richland – 290 (268); Ross – 388 (323); Sandusky – 72 (57); Scioto – 276 (216); – 142 (113); Seneca SHELBY – 95 (58); Stark – 192 (156); Summit – 52 (41); Trumbull – 231 (246); Tuscarawas – 581 (660); Union – 92 (62); Van Wert – 91 (39); Vinton – 309 (231); Warren – 139 (88); Washington – 462 (410); Wayne – 139 (143); Williams – 166 (134); Wood – The following is a list of 40 (47); and Wyandot – 136 deer checked and tagged by (136). Total – 19,251 (16,934)

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