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Army rescues hostages Algeria doesn’t know how many survived BY PAUL SCHEMM The Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries being held inside. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain. Dueling claims from the military and the militants muddied the world’s understanding

of an event that angered Western leaders, raised world oil prices and complicated the international military operation in neighboring Mali. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed — Britons, Filipinos and Algerians. Terrorized hostages from Ireland and Norway trickled out of the Ain Amenas plant, families urging them never to return. Dozens more remained unaccounted for: Americans, Britons, French, Norwegians, Romanians, Malaysians, Japanese, Algerians and the

fighters themselves. The U.S. government sent an unmanned surveillance drone to the BP-operated site, near the border with Libya and 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) from the Algerian capital, but it could do little more than watch Thursday’s intervention. Algeria’s army-dominated government, hardened by decades of fighting Islamist militants, shrugged aside foreign offers of help and drove ahead alone. With the hostage drama entering its second day Thursday, Algerian security forces

Ministerial Association revies King Day celebration • Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will return to Sidney Monday after a year in which no special events were planned to mark the national holiday. 10

Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Dan Reprogle Sr. • Ruth A. Harris • Kenneth E. “Kenny” “Fuzz” Todd • Christine J. Bryant


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Golf anyone? Tom Dunn (left) 17, and Michael Barber, 16, both of Sidney, walk towards the location of their golf balls during a round of golf at the Moose Golf Course Thursday. A complete lack of snow and a sunny day made for good golfing conditions with the exceptions of a slight chill and a little mud. Dunn is the son of Paddy Dunn and Mike Dunn. Barber is the son of Scott Haver and Karmin Haver.

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” — Danny Kaye (19131986) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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IN THIS Feb. 14, 2001, file photo, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips, 82, known to millions of readers as Abigail van Buren, signs autographs for some of dozens of fans after the dedication of a “Dear Abby” star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Phillips, who had Alzheimer’s disease, died Wednesday. She was 94.

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City Public Works crews and Shelby County Dog Warden Cami Frey labored Wednesday afternoon to rescue a 7-month-old German Shepherd pup from a city storm drain in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue. The dog, Bella, did not come home after being let out in the morning by her owner and did not return. A woman in the neighborhood eventually heard wimpering coming from a storm drain.| Sidney Public Works director Gary Clough said street employees were called about 2:30 p.m. City workers and the dog warden used a camera to learn the dog’s location and tried to coax her out with a jet sprayer on low pressure. Workers even had a backSee PUPPY/Page 3

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moved in, first with helicopter fire and then special forces, according to diplomats, a website close to the militants, and an Algerian security official. The government said it was forced to intervene because the militants were being stubborn and wanted to flee with the hostages. The militants — led by a Mali-based al-Qaida offshoot known as the Masked Brigade — suffered losses in Thursday’s military assault, but succeeded in garnering a global audience. See RESCUE/Page 3

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94. Phillips died Wednesday in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, said Gene Willis, a publicist for the Universal Uclick syndicate.

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -8:54 a.m.: accident. Sidney paramedics responded to an auto accident in the 2200 block of Michigan Street. No one was injured. -8:31 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 100 block of West Poplar Street. -7:52 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of South Main Avenue for a medical call -6:04 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 300 block of East North Street. WEDNESDAY -4:40 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road for a medical call. -2:34 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -12:05 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 1100 block of Cinnamon Ridge Drive. -11:13 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 100 block of East Poplar Street for


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Police log WEDNESDAY 3:58 p.m.: theft. Jacob A. Ferguson, 703 N. Main Ave., reported the theft of a Horton crossbow in gray and scarlet camo color, valued at $400. -9:27 a.m.: theft. Ankle bracelets, the property of Sidney Municipal Court, were found in a yard in the 2300 block of Collins Drive. Police are investigating. -8:55 a.m.: warrant. Police arrested Tyler Sanchez, 19, no address given, on a warrant charging contempt of court. TUESDAY -3:48 p.m.: drug theft. Lee Ordean-Kattua, 18510 McCloskey School Road, told police her purse, containing medications Ritalin and Celexa (Citalpram), had been stolen from 417 E. Court St. -11:18 a.m.: theft. Bobbie J. Hoover of Russells Point reported the theft of a wallet containing her driver’s license and Social Security card.


Fire, rescue THURSDAY -3:18 a.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to a medical call in the 2900 block of Knoop-Johnston Road. WEDNESDAY -11:31 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to the 9300 block of Houston Road in Washington Township for a medical call. -10:24 p.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue responded to a medical call in the 600 block of East Pike Street. -3:38 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to the 2500

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Sheriff’s log WEDNESDAY -11:47 p.m.: burglary. Deputies responded to 6635 State Route 66 in Cynthian Township on a report someone was attempting to enter a home.

During Wednesday’s Downtown Business Association meeting, Maureen Smelewski said the DBA is considering reviving the “Lucky Barrel,” a former downtown Sidney promotion that brought shoppers downtown with a chance to win money. She asked merchants to share any memories or photos of the mid to late-1900’s promotion and, more importantly, help her locate where the barrel is spending its retirement.

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In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon, Brian Edwards, 35, 822 E. Court St., was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for failing a blood alcohol breath test. Jail may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. He was also fined $30 for improperly changing course of travel. Charges of driving while under the influence and driving while under restrictions were dismissed at the request of the law director. Civil cases Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Michelle Michael, 731 Lindsey Road, $1,113.35. Asset Acceptance LLC, Warren, Mich., v. Sara Elliott, 1023 N. Main Ave., $834.12. Asset Acceptance LLC, Warren, Mich., v. Darrell D.Henthorn, 11055 Lochard Road, $1,003.83. CACH LLC, Louisville, Ky., v. Denise Welch, 2752 State Route 29N, Apt. 4, $2,793.81. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jim L. Repogle, 2325 Collins Apt. H, Drive, $3,541.95. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. John P. Drinnon, 322 Canal St., $3,846.85. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Thomas M. Shaner, 228 1/2 S. Main St., Piqua, $2,569.25. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Debra A. Beers, 1440 Foxdale Place, $2,321.14.

Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Kristina I. Zirkle, aka. Kristina I. Owen, 390 Parkwood St., $1,227.50. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Nathan Sayre, 834 S. Walnut Ave., $4,269.64. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, v. Toni K. Paul, 303 W. State St., Botkins and Lynn Paul, 303 West St., Botkins, $1,919.40. CACH LLC, Denver, Colo., v. Karen E. Henson, 2361 W. Millcreek Road, $6,179.63. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Keith Bailey, 231 Helen Court, $120. Wells Brothers Inc., Anna, v. Darrell Henthorn Jr., 11055 Lochard Road, $588.39. Lima Radiological Associates v. Daniel and Elizabeth Christman, 12050 N. County Road 25A, $147.97. Lima Radiological Associates v. Mikel and Jessica Stephens, 834 Walnut Ave., $168.28. Orthopeadic Institute of Ohio, Lima, v. Ryan B. Fahnestock, Cisco Road, 2099 $2,553. Lima Radiological Associates, v. Daniel J. Lawrence, 406 Risha St., Anna, $171.34. Lima Radiological Associates, v. Elizabeth A. Scholl, 109 N. Walnut Ave, Apt. 4, $392. Capitol One Bank, Columbus, v. Corinne M. Sanders, 18299 Botkins Road, Jackson Center, $1,836.36 Dismissals Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va., v. Timothy M. Rostorfer, 211 E. Pike St., Jackson Center. Judgment has been paid in full. Capital One Bank, Glen Allen, Va., v.

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Hospital v. Teresa M. McGrath, 114 Foster Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Citibank (South Dakota), Sioux Falls, S.D., v. Denise A. Ahrns, 6704 Cisco Road, Fort Loramie. Judgment has been satisfied. Jeff Kussmaul, Bluffton, v. Harry Worley, 823 S. Ohio Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Sally R. Hayden, aka. Sally R. Gross, 221 Brooklyn Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Cashland , Cincinnati, v. Abby N. Niekamp, 31 N. Hamilton St., Minster. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland Cincinnati, v. Elizabeth Doseck, 719 Arrowhead Drive., Apt. A. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland, Cincinnati, v. Robbie G. Emans, 425 Shie Ave. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland, Cincinnati, v. Ashlly R. Cupp, 425 1/2 S. West Ave. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland v. Julia Cornett, 104 S. Wilkinson Ave. Judgment has been vacated. CincinCashland, nati, v. Jill R. Burden, 3131 W. Mason Road, Judgment has been vacated. Cashland,Cincinnati, v. James A. Koontz, 625 Second Ave. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland, Cincinnati, v. Sherry D. Schroer, 305 S. Wilkison Ave. Judgment has been vacated. Cashland, Cincinnati, v. Maria C. Vela, 1045 Buckeye Ave. Judgment has been satisfied.

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“We’re hoping to bring back an updated version of this great downtown tradition in February,” she said. Dave Reed of NKTelco reported fiber continues to be laid throughout Shelby County and Sidney and offered his support for downtown promotions. He said plans are being developed to televise the 2013 Winter Wonderland parade on the company’s community channel. Tilda Phlipot reported the Shelby County Historical Society reported both the Immigration and 1913 Flood exhibits are moving forward and she is working with Wilmington College to promote the Smithsonian program. The Civil War program will again provide local school children a glimpse into the role Shelby County played in the Civil War. Mark Rigney, of Marketing Trends and and Custom screens, presented examples of a new Shop/Dine/Work in Downtown Sidney banner to be used for city and county events. Smelewski said letters will go out next month to raise funds to fill downtown flower containers and add new planters for 2013. She also reported the Valentines Day “Love is in the Air’ promotion will be held Feb. 1 through Feb. 14. She also reported plans are in the early stages for a “Chocolate Walk” on a Friday evening in August. The association is looking for donations and/or sponsors, for coming events and the Winter Wonderland Parade. The next DBA meeting will be Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.

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DEATH NOTICES Christine J. Bryant Christine J. Bryant, 74, formerly of Piqua, more recently of Sidney, died at 3:07 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Fair Haven Nursing Home of Sidney. Her funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

Ruth A. Harris


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Dan Reprogle Sr. PEMBERTON – Dan Reprogle Sr., 62, of Pemberton, died Jan. 13, 2013. Graveside services will be held Jan. 16 at Mac-a-Cheek Cemetery, West Liberty. are Arrangements under the direction of by Adams Funeral Home, Sidney.

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death by a son, David; a brother, Richard Slife, and one sister, Mary Harmon. Mrs. Harris was employed Copeland by Corp., retiring in 2002 after 35 years service. Since then Ruth has worked at Gateway Supply Co. and Sidney Sealcoat. Private funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Phillip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. There will be no public visitation prior to the funeral service. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Harris family at the funeral home’s w e b s i t e ,

V E R SAILLES E. Kenneth “Kenny” “Fuzz” Todd, 73, of Versailles, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. He was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Troy, the son of the late Warren K. and Thelma Lucille (Goings) Todd. Kenny is survived by a brother and sister-inlaw, Roger and Cindy Todd, of Russia; sisters and brother-in-law, Flora Jane McMaken, of Versailles, and Dorothy and Byron Baker, of Anna,; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Charlie Voisard, of Versailles, and Karen Holsapple, also of Versailles. In addition to his parents, he was pre-

ceded in death by an infant brother, Richard Todd. Kenny retired from Weaver Brothers in Versailles. He was a former member of the Versailles Eagles. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Robert Akins officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through the funeral home’s website,

Even violence-scarred Algerians were stunned by the brazen hostagetaking Wednesday, the biggest in northern Africa in years and the first to include Americans as targets. Mass fighting in the 1990s had largely spared the lucrative oil and gas industry that gives Algeria its economic independence and regional weight. The hostage-taking raised questions about security for sites run by multinationals that are dotted across Africa’s largest country. It also raised the prospect of similar attacks on other countries allied against the extremist warlords and drug traffickers who rule a vast patch of desert across several countries in northwest Africa. Even the heavyhanded Algerian response may not deter groups looking for martyrdom and attention. Casualty figures in the Algerian standoff varied widely. The remote location is extremely hard to reach and was surrounded by Algerian security forces — who, like the militants, are inclined to advertise their successes and minimize their failures. “An important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were eliminated, and we regret the few dead and wounded,” Algeria’s communications minister, Mohand Said Oubelaid, told national media, adding that the “terrorists are multinational,” coming from several different countries with the goal of “destabilizing Algeria, embroiling it in the Mali conflict and damaging its natural gas infrastructure.” The official news agency said four hostages were killed in Thursday’s operation, two Britons and two Filipinos. Two others, a Briton and an Algerian, died Wednesday in an ambush on a bus ferrying foreign workers to an airport. Citing hospital officials, the APS news agency

From Page 1 said six Algerians and seven foreigners were injured. APS said some 600 local workers were safely freed in the raid — but many of those were reportedly released the day before by the militants themselves. The militants, via a Mauritanian news website, claimed that 35 hostages and 15 militants died in the helicopter strafing. A spokesman for the Masked Brigade told the Nouakchott Information Agency in Mauritania that only seven hostages survived. By nightfall, Algeria’s government said the raid was over. But the whereabouts of the rest of the plant workers was unclear. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on the phone to share their confusion. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Obama administration was “seeking clarity from the government of Algeria.” An unarmed American surveillance drone soared overhead as the Algerian forces closed in, U.S. officials said. The U.S. offered military assistance Wednesday to help rescue the hostages but the Algerian government refused, a U.S. official said in Washington. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the offer. Militants earlier said they were holding seven Americans, but the administration confirmed only that Americans were among those taken. The U.S. government was in contact with American businesses across North Africa and the Middle East to help them guard against the possibility of copycat attacks. BP, the Norwegian company Statoil and the Algerian state oil company Sonatrach, operate the gas field and a Japanese company, JGC Corp, provides services for the facility.


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Ruth A. Harris, 72, of 17588 S i d n e y Plattsville Road, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:43 a.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born July 26, 1940, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Floyd and Hazel (Hendricks) Slife. On Aug. 31, 1957, she married Howard Harris Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 2002. She is survived by four sons, Howard Harris II, of Maplewood, Michael Harris and his wife, Dee, Mark Harris and Darryl Harris, all of Sidney; two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Cynthia) Ballweg, of New Knoxville and Kathy (Harris) Newberg, of Sidney; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in

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During Shelby County Commissioners’ meeting Thursday morning, Greg Lyons, county maintenance supervisor reported the jail boiler replacement project has been completed. Commissioners approved county bills totaling $921,813.72 and transferred $535,26 from unanticipated expenses to the levies and assessments fund.



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Ohio begins educators’ Lawyers spar school shooting training in challenge to COLUMBUS (AP) — A state instructor training educators to respond in school shooting situations said Thursday that planning a response, practicing in advance and using whatever resources are available in such emergencies are keys to saving lives. Participants in the first of five regional training events around Ohio watched a sometimes graphic and emotional slideshow presentation about warning signs missed and lessons learned in previous cases, including the Columbine and Virginia Tech tragedies and the deadly Chardon shooting last February that spurred the state to plan this training for educators. It ended with a tribute to victims of the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, an event that spurred a surge in interest in the state’s training. More than 200 teachers, administrators and law enforcement officers registered for Thursday’s sessions in Columbus. Instructor James Burke of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy told them to be aggressive about reporting troubling student behavior, practicing for an active shooter situation and making sure school staff and law enforcement have a similar understanding about how a response would work.

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INSTRUCTOR JAMES Burke of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy speaks at an event to train educators and law enforcement officers about school shooting responses in Columbus on Thursday. “It’s sad that we have to be here today, but it’s also the reality of the world we live in, and I think you need to be prepared for it, and our ultimate goal is to protect kids,” said Green Local Schools superintendent Michael Nutter. He attended with an administrator from each school in his Akron-area district and planned to take some of Burke’s suggestions back to his district’s safety committee. Those tips ranged from simple preparedness steps, such as marking classroom numbers in windows to guide emergency responders, to ways to ensure students and staff aren’t stationary targets if there’s an

active shooter. That could mean leaving through a back door or window, Burke said, or locking a room and silently hiding while preparing to fight back with whatever distractions can be found — bookcase barricades, coffee cup projectiles, fire extinguishers, anything at all. “We have to try to slow them down,” he said. “We have to make it difficult.”

Response plans vary from district to district, but a widespread lockdown isn’t necessarily the best choice, he said. That last bit caught the attention of Paul LaRue, a high school history teacher from the rural Washington Court House district who said he hadn’t really considered all the options Burke presented.




COLUMBUS (AP) — A court heard competing arguments Thursday on whether an anti-gambling group should be allowed to go forward with its challenge to Gov. John Kasich’s decision authorizing slots-like video lottery terminals at Ohio’s seven horse tracks. The Ohio Roundtable and nine individual plaintiffs were denied legal standing in May to bring the lawsuit, which alleges Kasich’s decision to go forward with racinos is unconstitutional because expansions of the state lottery must be approved by voters. State lawmakers later changed state law to reflect terms of the deal cut by Kasich. Roundtable lawyer Tom Connors told the 10th District Court of Appeals in Columbus that the lower court decision should be reversed and the group should be allowed to make its case. He said they represent the interests of Ohioans who will be harmed by expanded gambling.

Connors said the state has suggested in the case that once Ohio got legal gambling — in the form of a 2009 amendment authorizing casinos in four Ohio cities — that constitutional limits on other forms of gambling should just be ignored. “Here, the argument is, ‘Hey, you’ve already got gambling going on. Therefore, even if we stop the unconstitutional gambling you’re not going to get redress for your injury, because you’ve already got some injury from constitutional gambling,’” Connors said. “I would simply argue that basic logic can broach that argument.” After Ohio voters approved construction of casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati in 2009, Kasich worked out an agreement worth $150 million to the state that added VLTs to the state lottery and allowed racetrack video lottery operations to go forward.


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Sheriff: Arm ex-cop teachers CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff proposed Thursday arming former police officers who go into teaching as a solution for improving school safety. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Thursday he had sworn in a retired Mason, Ohio, city police officer as a special deputy. The man, Scott Miller, was recently certified as a substitute teacher. Jones calls the arrangement a “two for one,” meaning the special deputies can carry guns and make arrests, and as retired officers, the teachers would already have law enforcement training and experience. “It’s another avenue for getting armed personnel who are properly trained into the schools,” he said. “Somebody has got to do something.” It’s unlikely enough police-turned-teachers could staff every school but Jones says knowing a school could have an armed substitute teacher on any given day would deter criminals. He said besides retired

officers, there are many officers laid off in budget cuts in recent years who might want to get into teaching. Jones’ proposal would be subject to school boards’ approval. He said he has contacted several school officials already and gotten some positive feedback. A message for comment was left Thursday for the Hamilton City Schools district in the Butler County seat. Jones has gotten national attention previously for a high-profile campaign against illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Ohio officials in Columbus on Thursday held the first of five planned regional training events meant to help educators spot warning signs and how to prepare for and respond to school shooting situations. Across the state, schools are considering ways to better defend against shooting attacks like at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut last month and Chardon High School in northeast Ohio a year ago.



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BUTLER COUNTY Sheriff Richard Jones, with Scott Miller, (left) a retired Mason police officer, announces plans to have retired officers in schools as armed substitute teachers, during a press conference at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton Thursday. Miller was not employed as a teacher but is now trained as a substitute teacher.

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. The Soviets announced they’d broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). In the U.S., a ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread — aimed at reducing bakeries’ demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect. On this date: • In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the presentday Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich Islands.” • In 1862, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va., at age 71, shortly before he could take his seat as an elected member of the Confederate Congress. • In 1871, William I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor in Versailles, France. • In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor. • In 1913, entertainer Danny Kaye was born David Daniel Kaminsky in New York City. • In 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles, France. • In 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular mass swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66. • In 1957, a trio of B52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft. • In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.) • In 1970, David Oman McKay, the ninth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of 96.


Prankster was ‘Obana’ PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania detective is trying to figure out how an apparent prankster was able to fill out a 2008 voter registration card signed “Barack H. Obama.” By the time Butler County elections officials processed the card, it went into the state’s computerized database with the last name “Obana” — that is, with an ‘n’ in place of the ‘m.’ But a detective tells The Associated Press that whoever did it was clearly trying to register using President Barack Obama’s name. The card was discovered last week when a jury commissioner in the county north of Pittsburgh was compiling a role of potential jurors which, in Pennsylvania, can be drawn from voter registration lists.

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Poll: Most see damage if debt limit not raised WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government’s borrowing limit. Yet they’re torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward Republican demands that any boost be accompanied by spending cuts. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, 53 percent say that if the debt limit is not extended and the U.S. defaults, the country will face a major economic crisis. An additional 27 percent say such a crisis would be somewhat likely, while just 17 percent largely dismiss the prospects of such damage. Separately, Republican officials said Wednesday that GOP lawmakers may seek a short-term extension of the debt limit, thus avoiding a default as early as next month by the U.S. Treasury while they try to negotiate spending cuts with President Barack Obama over the next few months. “The worst thing for the economy is for this Congress and this administration to do nothing to get our debt and deficits under control,” said Rep. Paul Ryan, the party’s 2012 vice presidential candidate who is chairman of the House Budget Committee. The poll’s findings echo many economists’ warnings that failure to raise the debt ceiling and the resulting, unprecedented federal default would risk wounding the world economy because many interest rates are pegged to the trustworthiness of the U.S. to pay its debts. Obama and many Republicans agree with that, though some GOP lawmakers eager to force Obama to accept spending cuts have down-

Public conflicted over U.S. debt ceiling A new AP-GfK poll finds most fear an economic crisis if the debt limit is not raised, yet few support raising it without significant spending cuts. As you may know, in the next few months the U.S. government must raise the federal debt limit in order to avoid defaulting on its debt. If the federal debt limit is NOT raised and the U.S. defaults on its debt, how likely is it that the U.S. would face a major economic crisis? Is that… Extremely, very likely 53%

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TOM SULLIVAN, father of slain victim Alex Sullivan, rear left, watches the program during the reopening and remembrance ceremony at the Century Aurora cinema, formerly the Century 16, Thursday in Aurora, Colo. The cinema is where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last July.

Opinions vary as theater reopens AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado theater where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage nearly six months ago reopened Thursday with a remembrance ceremony and a private screening of the fantasy film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” for survivors — but for some Aurora victims, the pain is still too much, the idea too horrific. Several families boycotted what they called a callous public relations ploy by the theater’s owner, Cinemark. They claimed the Texas-based company didn’t ask them what should happen to the theater. They said Cinemark emailed them an invitation to Thursday’s reopening just two days after they struggled through Christmas without their loved ones. “It was boilerplate Hollywood — ‘Come to our movie

screening,’” said Anita Busch, whose cousin, 23-year-old college student Micayla Medek, died at the theater. But Pierce O’Farrill, who was wounded three times in the shooting, returned to the theater Thursday night and immediately walked to the back door where he remembers the gunman emerging. “The last time I saw (the gunman) was right here,” he said as he stood near the exit door. “It’s important for me to come here and sit in the same seat that I was sitting in. It’s all part of the healing process, I guess.” James Holmes, a former neuroscience Ph.D. student, is charged with 166 felony counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the July 20 shootings at the former Century 16 — now called the Century Aurora. A judge has ordered Holmes to stand trial,

but he won’t enter a plea until March. Dozens of first responders to the massacre joined survivors at the multiplex for Thursday’s ceremony. “We as a community have not been defeated,” Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said. “We are a community of survivors. We will not let this tragedy define us.” In addition to the “Hobbit” screening, theater placards featured “Trouble With the Curve,” ”Cloud Atlas,” and other films for the weekend. Victims have filed at least three federal lawsuits against Cinemark Holdings Inc., alleging it should have provided security for the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and that an exit door used by the gunman to get his weapons and re-enter should have had an alarm. In court papers, Cinemark says the

Pro-regime gunmen kill 100 BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a mainly Sunni farming village in central Syria this week, torching houses and killing more than 100 people, including women and children, opposition activists said Thursday. The reported slayings fueled accusations that pro-government militiamen are trying to drive majority Sunnis out of areas near main routes to the coast to ensure control of an Alawite enclave

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IN A Sept. 30, 2000, file photo, In general, do you support, oppose or neither support nor oppose raising the federal debt limit in order to avoid defaulting on U.S. U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong government debts? waves after receiving the Don’t bronze medal in the men’s inknow Neither Oppose Support dividual time trials at the 2000 40 31% 10 19 Summer Olympics cycling road course in Sydney, AusNOTE: Poll of 1,004 adults conducted Jan. 10-14, 2012; margin of error ±4.0 percentage points. tralia. Officials familiar with the decision tell The AssociSOURCE: GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications AP ated Press the IOC has played a default’s impact. stripped Armstrong of his When asked which political path to follow, bronze medal from the 2000 39 percent of poll respondents support the in- Sydney Olympics because of sistence by House Speaker John Boehner, R- his involvement in doping. Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that deep spending cuts be attached to any measure increasing the debt ceiling. That’s more than the 30 percent who back Obama’s demand that borrowing authority be raised quickly and not entwined with a bitter fight over trimming the budget. An additional 21 percent oppose boosting the debt ceiling at all.

as the country’s civil war increasingly takes on sectarian overtones. Activists said the attackers were from nearby areas dominated by Shiite Muslims and allied Alawites. Assad and most of the top officials in his regime belong to the minority Alawite sect, a Shiite offshoot. The events in Haswiyeh, an impoverished farming area on the edge of Homs, unfolded on Tuesday and Wednesday, but only came to light Thursday as the reported scale of the killings became apparent.

An amateur video posted online showed veiled women sitting on the floor surrounded by children as they described a horrific scene of gunmen killing people and burning bodies. “They slaughtered members of the same families then turned the diesel heaters on them,” one of the women said, adding that some homes were robbed of money and jewelry as well. “We did not fight and we had no gunmen. We are all workers trying to make a living.”

LONDON (AP) — On the day he went public with an admission of doping after years of denials, Olympic officials disclosed one more embarrassment for Lance Armstrong: He was stripped of a bronze medal won at the 2000 Sydney Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter to Armstrong on Wednesday night asking him to return the medal, just as it said it planned to do last month. The decision was first reported Thursday by The Associated Press. On Monday, Armstrong taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey for broadcast Thursday and Friday on her network. A person familiar with the situation told the AP that the winner of seven straight Tour de France titles confessed to Winfrey to using performance-enhancing drugs. The timing of the IOC move, however, was not related to the TV interview. The IOC executive board discussed revoking the medal in December, but delayed a decision until cycling’s governing body notified Armstrong he had been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998. He then had 21 days to appeal. Now that the deadline has expired, the IOC decided to take the medal away. The letter to Armstrong was also sent to the U.S. Olympic Committee, which would collect the medal.

… and he admits to doping CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial. “Yes,” Armstrong said when Winfrey asked if he used a series of drugs to help his record run. Said Armstrong: “I made my decisions. They are my mistake.” Sitting in a chair across from Winfrey, Armstrong said he could not have won the race seven times without the drugs and gave a small smile. Armstrong was stripped of all his titles in the wake of a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report last October and banned for life from competing in triathlons and other sanctioned events. He also lost nearly all his sponsors and left the Livestrong cancer charity he founded in 1997. The interview was taped Monday.


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Russia, 9 to 10 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Fort Loramie, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • A support group for survivors of sexual abuse meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For information, call (937) 295-3912 or (937) 272-0308.

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

Sunday Afternoon • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets at noon in St. Henry and then travels to Piqua for shopping and supper. For information, call (419) 678-8691. • 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.

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

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

Monday Evening • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. 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 Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • Local 725 Copeland retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Clancy’s. Retirees and spouses are welcome. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. For more information, contact Michelle at (419) 394-8252.

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 Pomeroy Ave. • Blue Star Military Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, Fourth Avenue, to prepare for sending boxes to troops. • 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.

Wednesday Morning • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts Mother Goose Time for babies, 3 months through 23 months and their parents or caregivers, at 9:30 a.m. • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, followed by a club meeting and program. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

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Accident shocks Eichers 3:10 a.m. again after the The alarm goes Christmas and off to start anNew Year’s from other day here break in the Eicher school. household. It 7 a.m. The six has taken some youngest chilgetting used to, dren leave for having a schedschool with the Amish uled time to get bus. up this week a.m. 8:20 Cook now that every- Lovina Eicher Susan goes out one is back to to do the mornschool and ing chores but work. I packed husband comes in soon after, as Joe’s lunch, which was her ride is here for her leftover macaroni and babysitting job. Susan cheese from last night’s misunderstood the time, supper, an orange, cook- so she hurries up to get ies, applesauce, and ready to leave. Susan homemade party mix. leaves and I need to do Joe waits to eat some- the outside chores that thing until breakfast Susan didn’t get finbreak time, so I make ished. Before I get that sure I send plenty along far, I receive the shockto eat. I also fill his jug ing news that there was with ice cubes and a van accident and two water. of my cousins were 3:45 a.m. Joe leaves killed. There were some for work. They are leav- anxious moments, as I ing earlier since the win- knew this was the same ter weather has started. carpenter crew that my I set my alarm for 4:50 brother, Amos, worked a.m. and go back to bed. with. I found out Amos 4:50 a.m. I get up was taken to a nearby again. Daughter Eliza- hospital. beth is awake, already 10:15 a.m. Sisters packing her lunch and Susan, Verena, Emma, fixing herself a little and I went to the hospibreakfast. Elizabeth al- tal to be with Amos. His ways tells me that I can family had a more-than stay in bed, but I enjoy two-hour drive to come this time together with to the hospital because her. We always get to they were en route to a have some alone time to job site far from his visit with one another home (but close to mine). while we wait for her Once Amos’s test results ride to work. came back, they thought 5:15 Elizabeth leaves he should stay for work. I relax and overnight, since both his read in my recliner until lungs were bruised. 6 a.m., but sometimes Amos, however, didn’t doze off to sleep. want to stay, since he 6 a.m. I wake up the was anxious to get back seven other children. home to his family. I ofKevin seems to be hav- fered that he could come ing the most difficult to our house until his time getting used to the family arrived. early wake up calls 1 p.m. We are back

home. Brother Albert and wife, Sarah Irene, sister Emma, her daughter, Elizabeth, and son, Steven, sisters Verena and Susan all gathered at our house to keep Amos company. I made lunch for everyone with the help of the others. Amos was really sore and stiff from the cuts and bruises. He also had a badly bruised hip, but x-rays showed no broken bones. He remained strong through it all. Our thoughts go to the families of the deceased. Cousin Chris was 50 and leaves his wife, children, and grandchildren to mourn. Cousin Danny also leaves to mourn his wife, children, and grandchildren. I imagine Amos will have some hard times yet. He was pinned in the van on top of Chris and heard Chris take his last breaths. They were all helpless to get out after being pinned in the van. The jaws of life were called to cut the van and a 23year-old boy was lifeflighted to the hospital. Our thoughts are with him and his family, as he is now paralyzed from the waist down. How soon a life can change. It will take a lot of acceptance and may God help him. 2:30 p.m. Amos’s wife, Nancy, and daughters, Susan and husband Joe and son Steven, Elizabeth and husband Paul, Mary Jane and husband Amos and baby Mary Jane, and their son, Ben, and his special friend, Lovina, came to pick up Amos. What a blessing to be able to take him home with them. The

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RECENT BIRTHS BRANDEWIE FORT LORAMIE — Kevin and April Brandewie, of Fort Loramie, have announced the birth of a daughter, Camille Elizabeth Brandewie, born Jan. 8, 2013, at 8:39 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Lucas, 5, and her sister, Sophia, 2. Her maternal grandparents are Dave and Rose Marie Aselage, of Fort Loramie. Her paternal grandparents are Dan and Treva Brandewie, of Fort Loramie. Her great-grandparents are Virginia Larger, of Fort Loramie, and Ruth Aselage, of Fort Loramie. Her mother is the former April Aselage, of Fort Loramie.

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other families were not so fortunate. 5:30 p.m. Everyone has left for home and we are having grilled cheese and eggs for an evening supper. The day went quite differently from what was planned. A warning to all that we never know when we will hear God’s call. Let us be prepared so we can meet in that heavenly home above. The funeral for Chris is Saturday and for Danny is on Sunday. We plan to head for Berne, Ind., early Saturday and stay until Sunday sometime. Meanwhile, try this easy “all in one” recipe!


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Schmiesing, Barhorst wed HILLIARD — Kathryn Renee Schmiesing and Andrew Thomas Barhorst, both of Hilliard, were united in marriage Aug. 25, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Linda Schmiesing, of Fort Loramie. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and Fran Barhorst, of Fort Loramie. The Rev. Steven Shoup performed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an off-white, strapless sweetheart gown of pleated Paris garza with a mermaid skirt. She accented it with a crystal-beaded belt and a waist-length veil outlined with crystal beading. She carried a bouquet of white roses with accents of pink and purple Gerbera daisies. Jenni Tennery served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Julie Schmiesing, Kelsey


Mr. and Mrs. Barhorst Schmiesing, Melinda Schmiesing, Christy Barhorst, Kelly Barhorst, Katie Stephens, and Janelle Homan. Grace Wherman was the junior bridesmaid, and Chandler Tennery and Marlee Schmiesing were flower girls. The attendants wore strapless, strawberry pink, knee-length dresses with black waist sashes. They carried bouquets of pink Ger-

bera daisies with purple and white accents. Craig Henman served as best man. Groomsmen were Tony Schmiesing, Joe Schmiesing, Mark Dan Schmiesing, Schmiesing, Mark Tennery, Kyle Brandewie, and Nick Boeckman. Dawson Tennery was the ring bearer. A dinner and reception at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and reside in Hilliard. The bride graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2006 and from Rhodes State College in 2011. She is employed as a registered dental hygienist by the Easton Dental Center. The bridegroom graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2006 and from Wright State University in 2010. He is employed by All Lines Technology as an IT consultant.

Banks, schools to close for holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, is Monday. All schools in Shelby County, as well as schools in Versailles, New Knoxville, New Bremen and Minster, will be closed. Sidney City Schools and Fairlawn Local Schools are closed today for teacher in-service training. New Knoxville Schools will be closed Tuesday, as well as Monday.

The Altrusa Club of Sidney has announced that scholarship applications are now available for its 2013 grants-inaid. The club has a history of awarding $1,000 scholarships.

Houston High School Logan Ayers, Patrick Curl, Hope Epley, Amber Evans, Meleah Ferryman, Ashley Fogt, Jenna Green, Megan Grilliot, Dylan Hensley, Jenna Jarrett, Kaytlyn Riffel, Brittany Schemmel, Kelsey Spears, Tristin Stangel, Seth Stoodt, Brittany Timmerman and Ashtyn York. Freshmen Highest honors (4.0) Deion Booher, Alena Davis, Taylor Dean, Kayla New, Troy Riley, Mark Schaffer, Nicholas Shoemaker, Macey Stang, Rachel Wells and Jenna Winner. High honors (3.5-3.99) Emily Cozad, Katherine Everett, Zachary Freytag, Sophia Gilson, Abigail Grilliot, Micalah Hensely, Cara Kellerman, Derrek Mayse, Zachariah McKee, Cody Meyer, Brayden Murray, Azen Reier, Andrew Sluss, Kyler Spears, Ryan Swob, Alexis Turner and Maya Wills. Honors (3.0-3.49) Aaron Anderson, Anthony Eberle, Jacob Gates, Zachary Jolly, Michaela Kelly, Gracyn Schaffner, Mariah Slife and Malachi Wissman. Sophomores Highest honors (4.0) Kage Brubaker, Drake Cassel, Laura Larger, Nicole Maier, Alina Maksimov, RubyTuesday Morrison, Thomas Reister, Trisha

Schulze, Sierra Smith, Carly St. Myers, Hannah Trent, Sophie White and Madison Young. High honors (3.5-3.99) Taylor Block, Morgan Ferryman, Joshua Haring-Kaye, Devon Jester, Isaac Langenkamp, Amber Meyer, Sierra Stammen and Taylor Woods. Honors (3.0-3.49) Justin Bertsch, Karalyn Bowling, Jessica Carpenter, Emily Creech, Andrew Darner, Amanda Day, Brooke Jacobs, Jodi Jolly, Chrylst Moore, Moriyah Overbey, Quinten Pence, Porter Schmidt, Fox Weidner and Rachel Zimmerman. Juniors Highest honors (4.0) Monique Booher, Elizabeth Douglas, Mitchell Everett, Brianna Garber, Kaitlin Huffman, Cynthia Larger, Amy McKee, Kayode Momon, Sonya Peltier and Rachel Slater. High honors (3.5-3.99) Krystal Anderson, Sara Bergman, Brittany Bigelow, Jacob Braun, Cody Cagle, Allen Daniels, Luke Flaute, Anna Frohne, Lauren Gillem, Maximillian Gilson, Tiffani Harris, Austin Jenkins, Avery Kellerman, Kayla Kemp, Gary Kiser, Abigayle Martin, Maxwell Mitchell, Megan Orndorff, Abbigail Pickering, Christopher Redd, Jamie


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Cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers are welcome at meetings of a cancer support group in Sidney. The group meets in the Sidney First United Methodist Church library at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Diane Buck, of Sidney, is one of the group’s leaders. “I have been fighting the battle with breast cancer for six and a half years,” she said. “I have been through surgery and chemo four times. I am

will the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Almost all the area banks will be closed. The Minster Bank office in Wagner’s IGA in Fort Loramie will be open regular hours. So will the First National Bank in Sidney. The People’s Federal Savings and Loan office in Walmart will be open regular hours, but the downtown branch will be closed. The Sidney Daily News will publish as usual.

now going through chemo infusions every three weeks, but I am also taking daily chemo at home twice a day. I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer that has metastasis to the bone and liver, but I stay very positive, and through faith, I plan to be a survivor for years to come.” Attendees should park in the lot across from Amos Library and use the door off the lot. For information, call Buck at 4921325 or Mary Stahlman 492-2915.

Applicants must be 2013 or past graduates of high schools in Shelby County or must have been residents of Shelby County for the past five years. They must also be enrolled in programs leading to masters, bachelor or associate degrees. Those eligible may get applications from their local high school guidance counselors. Applications are due on or

before April 1, 2013. For information, call Kay Miller at 492-7877. Altrusa Club of Sidney is a local service club whose members network to provide community service with a focus on the promotion of literacy and goodwill. Revenues from the Altrusa-sponsored Seminar Series and Adult Spelling Bee support the scholarships.

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What happens when it melts? South Korean chocolatier Cho Mi-sun (r) and designer Choi Moon-sun adjust a model's outfit before a chocolate fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. The four-day event is being promoted as South Korea's first Salon Du Chocolat exhibition, which has a 20-year history and is holding shows in 20 cities.

Eatery scores on web NEW YORK (AP) — Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants’ health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat. Yelp Inc. said Thursday that city-provided health-score information will be available in San Francisco first. Restaurant grades in New York City will be added in the

coming weeks. For San Francisco businesses, the new program displays restaurant health scores — for example, 92 out of 100. Clicking on the number takes users to a page with more detailed information about the restaurant’s recent inspections. In New York, restaurants are given letter grades of A, B or C by health inspectors.


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Riffell, Caitlin Ryan, Linsey Smith and Austin Swigert. Honors (3.0-3.49) Angel Barton, Heidi Cox, Hallie Heil, James Hicks, Jaron Howard, Darien Kill, Ashley LeVan, David Nagel, Jesse Phlipot, Corissa Rivera, Ashley Schemmel, Kaylee Smith, Alyssa Via, Bryan Walker and Evan Winner. Seniors Highest honors (4.0) Nicolette Holthaus, Ashlan Jester, Annie Niswonger, Kyle Patterson, Kortney Phipps, Brice Rehfus, Madison Schaffner, Alyssa Stang, Alex Vondenhuevel, Bradley Wells and Taylor Willoughby. High honors (3.5-3.99) Seth Clark, Arlen Davis, Tyler Davis, Aaron Felver, Mackenzie Goings, Amber Huntzinger, Cody Jones, Thomas Martin, Leah Mounts, Taidge Ritter, Andrew Roberts, Samantha Runkle, Kiaya Shellenberg, Sara St. Myers and Dylan Wilson. Honors (3.0-3.49) Levi Barger, Raven Bolden, Ethan Braun, Justin Butt, Aspin Crowder, Megan Estes, Angela Gilkeson, Justin Henry, Thomas McCoy, Shay Miller and Ashley Welbaum.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no mail delivery and the post office retail windows will be closed. The Sidney city and Shelby County offices will be closed, but trash and recycle collection will be on regular schedule. Branches of the Shelby County Public Libraries will be open regular hours. The Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County will be closed as

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HOUSTON — The first-quarter honor roll for Houston High School has been released as follows: Seventh grade Highest honors (4.0) Lauren Brubaker, Hanna Cassel, Angelina DiLullo, Dexter Ingle, Kaeden Reier, Caleb Sluss and Dylan Wintrow. High honors (3.5-3.99) Bryant, Rosalena Lauren DiLullo, Morgan Ely, Kristen Gillem, Allison Langenkamp, Gannon Miller, Sarah Monnier, Reece Pitchford and Bradley Wiggins. Honors (3.0-3.49) Parker Cox, Cierra Cozad, Daniel DiLullo, James DiLullo, Bryan Funk, Sierra Harrison, Chareasa Jeffries, Zachary Kitchen, Rebekah New, Rayaunna Partin, Sanders, Mason, Mason Schaffer,Noah Shoemaker,Tayler Taylor, Cameron Via and Harmoni Wissman. Eighth grade Highest honors (4.0) Isaiah Beaver, Kaitlyn Ellison, Caitlyn Falls, Emma Mertz and Anthony Thomas. High honors (3.5-3.99) Jadelyn Lorton, Kara Maier, Evan Marchus, Bryce Norris, Devyn Ostrander, Celeste Stewart and Allison Voisard. Honors (3.0-3.49) Mason Anderson,

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OPINION Friday, January 18, 2013

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Write a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed, 400 words or less and include the writer’s phone number and address. Only one letter per writer per month will be accepted. Letters may be mailed to The Sidney Daily News, Jeff Billiel, publisher/executive editor, P.O. Box 4099, 1451 N. Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365; emailed to; or faxed to (937) 498-5991.

I N O UR V IEW Advice from a coupon lady

Want to save can use for a money on your particular item, grocery bill? and the amount Then use of stores that coupons. I first take coupons.” Your hometown newspaper since 1891 realized what She says that big business home improveFrank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher had couponing ment, drug, and Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher become when I office supply Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of was passing The road stores often religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- through Troy take coupons, less ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the last year and too, and some people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governstopped at Pantraveled also offer generment for a redress of grievances. era Bread. To ous rebates. Christina my surprise, When Joe Ryan there were Chester marClaypool about a dozen, ried Lorain 11 mostly-thirtyyears ago, he something women quickly picked up her The problem crowded. Then seated together system- interest in couponing. was Billy, you when the winatically clipping The empty nesters have see. Billy’s our ning design coupons and arranging a combined family of town dog, ever was chosen, their plastic binders. It four grown children and since Sally they set to was like a well-oiled six grandchildren, so passed away work. In a production line. Local saving money is always quietly on Doc’s week’s time, coupon binder lady, Lo- important. Joe who also Home porch, and had the rain Chester, of Sidney, works at Norcold, said Country Billy Billy’s owner, best-insulated, estimates that her fam- that the couple primaSlim Randles classiest dog Stewart Simpily of two saves, “…$20 rily obtains their to $50 [weekly] depend- coupons through “…the son, died two weeks house in town. It could ing on what’s on sale Sidney Daily News. We later. The people who withstand zoning buy…a Sunday Dayton inherited Stew’s house changes, hurricanes and and what I have coupons for…” The 47Daily News.” They use didn’t particularly enjoy atomic attack. They year-old Norcold emthe store fliers to plan having Billy around, took it down to the ployee’s advice for their strategy for shopand Billy appeared to crossing where the saving big is, “Look for a ping. Joe and Lorain feel the same way about school kids were each sale, and use your usually shop together, them, so he became our weekday and leveled coupon in conjunction and he acknowledges dog. By which I mean out a place for it under that it can take addieveryone’s dog. a shade tree. Then they with the sale.” “I’ve been couponing tional time. “Sometimes, People in town fed threw some kibble in it since before it was we spend an hour and a him whenever he came to get Billy to go in. chic…,” said the Shelby half or two hours in a around, so there wasn’t Billy ate the kibble and store. We take a list a problem that way. curled up and lay down County native. She after the birth of began with us. We make a Matter of fact, he’d in there and there were her daughter, Jessica Elgame plan when we go,” gained a few extra smiles all over town. liott who is now 27. Her said the 58-year-old pounds by riding the The boys from woodreason was, “Out of neFairlawn graduate who grub line. His job, as of- shop received congratucessity for diapers and also officiates at field ficial town dog, was to lations from the formula and for everyand track events at area be colorful, which he multitudes, and the thing you needed when high schools. His job in was, to greet tourists, project was declared a the baby was little.” all this, “I drive the cart which he did, and to es- success. Lorain says there and hold the coupons.” cort the children to And when darkness have been a lot of Couponing does take school, which he accom- fell and the wind began changes in the art of time, but Lorain says plished every weekday. out of the east, Billy using coupons over the she is not obsessive like On Saturdays he’d show walked over to Mrs. years including: “Douthe folks featured on up at the school, look Sandiford’s house and bling coupons up to dol- the reality show, Exaround, then go back scratched on the door. lar amount, limiting treme Couponing. downtown and see if She let him in and he amount of coupons you “…sometimes, I think there were any tourists jumped up on the couch who needed guidance. with her two cats, Boots The problem was, it and Desdemona, and was now winter and sighed. cold, and Billy is a Love comes in all short-haired coonhound forms. ment to teach In the past and shivers a lot. But The writer is a vetand learn. two years you he’s our dog, and our re- eran newspaperman • House Bill have heard a sponsibility, and that’s and outdoorsman who 30 was passed lot about why the high school is a registered outfitter changes to on March 30, boys in woodshop took and guide. He has writ- Ohio’s educa2011. It elimiover. ten novels and nonficnated many tion system. First they held a de- tion books based on frivolous and Through a cosign contest, to see who rural living and he has operative effort unfunded recould lay out the best also been an awardquirements of among lawmakBuchy house possible for Billy. winning columnist for schools in Ohio, ers, teachers, reports including the parents, and Two of the guys even the largest daily newsJim Buchy unfunded allstudents, we measured him first, be- papers in Alaska and State Representative day kindercause you’d want the New Mexico. He lives in have passed 84th District garten several bills thing to be cozy, but not Albuquerque. mandate. that increase and im• House Bill 21 was prove educational oppassed on April 13, portunities for young ETTER TO THE EDITOR Ohioans. As we near the 2011. It permits Teach end of this General As- for America participants to complete an sembly, I am proud to look back at everything optional master’s degree the Ohio House has ac- at universities in Ohio. To the editor: tions tend to be long They are now teaching complished to For a few years now, (three or four hours), in struggling schools in strengthen Ohio’s based on slim attenthere are at least two Ohio, connecting our naschools. dance figures, west-cen- intermissions where tion’s brightest college In the General Astral Ohio has been you meet through inter- sembly we took six graduates with stumainly unaware of a view the principal major steps to improve dents who deserve the first-class cultural singers and see the opportunities Teach for education in Ohio. event happening on massive set pieces being House Bill 30, House America can provide. specified Saturday afchanged or moved into • House Bill 96 was Bill 21, House Bill 96, ternoons at Piqua’s Cin- place for the next act. Senate Bill 316, House passed on Dec. 16, 2011. emark Miami Valley Although most opera Bill 525, and House Bill It specifies dyslexia as a Theatre. librettos were written specific learning disabil555 were enacted to From late fall into in foreign languages, give educators and stu- ity and establishes early spring, the movie you have the benefit of dents a better environ- early screening and incomplex has hosted live English subtitles at the HD performances of op- bottom of the screen. eras from the MetropolA plot synopsis of the itan Opera House in opera is presented to New York City. you at the ticket booth. By viewing the opera If you miss a Saturon a wide screen with day-afternoon performcountries. Support To the editor: close-up camera action, ance, an encore came in the form of On June 17, 2012, you have a much better performance is offered cards, donations, and our life came to a seat than the audience three or four weeks words of encouragescreeching halt. Our in the opera house itself later on Wednesday ment, all of which have son, Landon, was and have paid much evenings. continued. kicked by a horse and less for your ticket. I believe that appreMy wife and I are suffered a traumatic The productions are ciating opera is an acvery grateful to be livbrain injury. Immedilavish in sets and cosquired taste; however, if ing in such a caring and ately following the tuming and feature the you decide to experievent, an outpouring of wonderful area. We world’s best singers, or- ence one, you may want support began. We were want to express our apchestras, directors, and to return again and preciation to everyone surrounded by family, the works of renowned again. who participated in friends, preachers, composers from Contact Piqua Cine- Jackson Center comfundraisers, wrote throughout the cenmark for the names of cards, donated time or munity members, turies, such as Wagner, the productions, dates, neighboring community gifts, and most of all for Verdi, Donizetti, and times and prices. all those that have and members, as well as Berlioz. Kent Smith people from other continue to pray for Although the produc104 Barr Drive states and even other Landon. There is no

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that show is a little misleading,” she said. Many consumer bloggers and experts agree citing coupon misuse and hoarding which are sometimes depicted. As for hoarding, this really hits a nerve with Lorain. “It is aggravating to watch particular individuals go in and clear shelves of stuff [especially perishables that can spoil] that’s going to be on sale again in three weeks,” she said. “Save some for the individual who might not have the money to buy the newspaper to get the extra coupons.” Lorain admits that she and daughter Jessica do have a storeroom of products that are non-perishables, but nothing is wasted. It’s a small stockpile purchased with coupons, rebates, etc. As for how to get organized, Lorain suggests purchasing, “A white binder – they are just a regular school item. And you use baseball card leaves,” she said. “I break mine [binder] down for things that you use in the bathroom, cleaning supplies, I break out the food based on the layout of my grocery store. So, I hate to see them remodel a store.” Apparently, there are many ways to organize a binder. For other ideas, there is a YouTube video from the CouponDivas titled, “Coupon Organization: How to Organize your Coupon Binder” that has received almost 50,000 hits. Lorain doesn’t print

coupons off the Internet, but lot of folks do. Sister paper, The Lima News even has a scheduled guest columnist, Stephanie Wysong, who writes the column, Stephanie’s Savings. Recently, the savings guru cautioned, “Coupons should only be printed from the manufacturer or coupon printing websites. Never use coupons that are mailed to you from a third party.” When you visit Stephanie’s website at you will even find a page for learning Coupon Lingo. Abbreviations like IP defined Internet Printable or RC for Rain Check. I like to think of myself as a coupon queen, too. Having had a frugal depression-era grandmother who taught me the value of a dollar early on. So, I’ve clipped coupons for decades, although I’ve never invested in a binder. People used to say that I was CHEAP, not realizing that like Lorain my frugality was long ago birthed of necessity. That’s why, I would like to add one abbreviation to Stephanie’s Lingo list, SBB for Saving Big Bucks. Lorain agrees, “Part of the fun in saving money is the challenge.” And you can take that to the bank! Christina Ryan Claypool is a freelance journalist and inspirational speaker. Contact her through her website at

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tervention for the benefit of children. • Senate Bill 316 was passed on June 13. It updated a number of aspects regarding Ohio’s curricula to improve student learning, including establishing a baseline reading level for all third graders to make sure the students are ready for higher grade levels. • House Bill 525 was passed on June 12. Known as the “Cleveland Plan,” this was a bipartisan bill to reform the struggling Cleveland schools. I worked closely with the Cleveland Teacher’s Union to ensure their voice was heard in drafting and enacting the bill. The bill allows the mayor to establish a local panel to set standards for new charter schools to open in the city. It also calls for major changes in teacher layoffs and recalls by using an evaluation process instead of strict seniority to make sure our best educators

remain in the best positions to help students grow. • House Bill 555 was passed on Dec. 13. It revises the report card system in Ohio to be more easily understood. It also puts Ohio’s educational standards inline with the federal government providing more access to federal financial aid for future college students. Nothing is more important to the future of Ohio than the quality education of our children. As we move into a new year and the start of the 130th General Assembly, I will continue to make education a top priority in the Ohio House. With reapportionment, my office email has changed to Please follow this quick URL to complete an online survey and give me your thoughts to guide priorities for the next General Assembly:


Community support appreciated doubt that he is where he is today and still improving due to support from so many. Our family is determined to win this battle together. Landon has been a trooper, taking every challenge and working hard to overcome it. The words “can’t” and “won’t” are not part of our vocabulary. Landon still participates in hours of therapy to regain control and also attends school. He makes improvements daily. His

willpower and perseverance are incredible. We realize we may never know the full extent or be able to repay all those that have given to our son, but we appreciate everyone from the bottom of our hearts. Through this tragic accident we have been able to witness firsthand the power of a strong support system and prayer. Jeff and Misty Reese 21478 State Route 274 Jackson Center


Contact Executive Editor Jeff Billiel with story ideas by phone at (937) 498-5962; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Council looks at budget BY DEAN EVERSOLE







Homecoming set for Feb. 1, 2 RUSSIA — Russia High School’s 2013 homecoming king and queen will be crowned Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Clair C. Naveau Gymnasium. The theme song for homecoming is “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. The homecoming dance will be held Feb. 2 at the Catholic War Veterans hall, Kelch Road. Activities are being coordinated by the Class of 2013. The kindergarten attendants/crown bearers are Shay Hammonds, daughter of Roger and Tonya Hammonds, and Xavier Quinter, son of Tony and Amy Quinter. The freshmen attendants are Elizabeth Adams, daughter of Mike and Dee Adams, and Jared Goubeaux, son of Dick and Cindy Goubeaux. The sophomore attendants are Kelsey Koverman, daughter of Doug

and Karen Koverman, and Alex Herron, son of Jamie and Lynn Herron. The junior attendants are Camille Puthoff, daughter of Al and Mary Jo Puthoff, and Dean Langenkamp, son of Jim and Marci Langenkamp. The senior attendants and queen candidates are Ashley Borchers, daughter of Kevin and Jean Borchers; Abbie Goubeaux, daughter of Jeff and Kim Goubeaux; and Olivia Monnin, daughter of Matt and Darlene Monnin The senior attendants and king candidates are Austin Gariety, son of Ken and Ann Gariety; Josh Meyer, son of Dave and Shelly Meyer; and Trevor Sherman, son of Pat and Sheri Sherman. The senior masters of ceremonies are Bryce Dues, son of Lora Monnin, and Bethany York, daughter of Tim and Jill York.

RUSSIA — Russia Village Council reorganized this month, dealt with the 2013 budget, and considered hiring of a collection agency. Financial Officer Mary Jo Voisard presented the 2013 budget for council’s approval. The budget contains total of appropriations $824,771. They are broken into a seven categories: general fund, $236,796; special revenue, $60,000; debt services, $25,000; capital projects $154,000; proprietary funds, $140,200; utilities construction, and water, $6,000; $227,750. Total estimated revenue for 2013 is $819,765, generated from five different areas: general fund, $198,220; special revenue funds, $58,500; debt service funds, $300; capital projects funds, $162,000; and proprietary funds, $440,765. Voisard said that generally, income estimates fall below the actual number. She noted this was the case in 2012 as



The annual dinner meeting will be held Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. All community residents are invited to attend and bring a covered dish. Trustees will provide beverages and meat and cheese trays. Door prizes donated by local merchants will be presented. The center needs three new trustees and a treasurer. Volunteers may come to the annual meeting or contact any



the citizens’ privacy. The idea of allowing filers to redact information from the form was offered. A sample form with information blacked out was presented, and Daugherty noted it was just about the entire document. Council decided the issue could be resolved at a later date and approved the first reading of mandatory filing without addressing the issue of the 1040 form. Village Administrator Rick Simon provided his report to council, including the hiring of Jason Gaerke as a part-time Water Department worker. Gaerke will work two hours every other Saturday and Sunday, at a rate of $16 per hour. Simon said there were few problems with snow removal and council expressed appreciation for a job well done. An issue was raised over the storage of salt and the facility used. Simon informed council the rent for the current building would now be $100 per month. Simon said Loramie Township was willing to split the



rental with the village, with each paying $50 per month. Currently, the village uses just one of three stalls, but the township allows use of the tractor on site to load the salt, and therefore, the even split was deemed reasonable. Simon informed council that Mark Shappie was the only state-certified employee at the water treatment plant. Although Simon is allowed to work at the plant, he is not certified to work more than just a few days without Shappie present. However, Simon noted that a Shelby County employee, John Bruns, would be willing to provide his services in an emergency and is licensed by the state. Russia would agree to reimburse the county for any services rendered by Bruns. Council then went into executive session to discuss wages and salaries of village employees. Council agreed to a salary of $51,050 for Fiscal Officer Mary Jo Voisard and an hourly rate of $16 for Simon as village administrator.




Nine inducted to NHS HOUSTON — The David L. Boggs chapter of the Houston High School National Honor Society recently inducted nine new mem-

Center available for rental HOUSTON – Community Center trustees have prepared bid packages for rental agent, janitor, snow removal and lawn maintenance. Packets must be returned by March 6 at 7 p.m. and are available from Craig Langston, Gene Greve, Barry Wolfe, Phil Cozad, Terry Pellman, Gary Vondenhuevel, John Huntzinger and Jack Curl. They may also be brought to trustees’ March meeting.

the village finished the year with a $61,000 surplus. Council then proceeded into the process of amending the village’s income tax ordinance for the purpose of hiring of Weiner Associations, an outside collection agency. A second reading was held to amend the current tax ordinance for the purpose of allowing a third party to collect delinquent taxes. A third reading will now be required before final passage. Discussion took place on whether to enact mandatory filing even if a party does not owe taxes. Also discussed were the forms required when filing with the village. It was noted filers will be provided with 1040 forms. Reportedly, often unclaimed income is found on the 1040. It was noted that St. Marys, which also hired Weiner Associates, is not requiring 1040 because of privacy issues. Mayor Terry Daugherty also expressed concern over how much income would be found compared to the value of

current trustee. Annual dues are due. A family membership is $10 a year. Members may rent the center building at a reduced rate. The annual chicken or beef homemade noodle dinner will be served March 10 from 10:30 to 1 p.m. The center is available for weddings, parties and family gatherings, Call Marcella Colby, rental agent, at (937) 778-0427.

bers in a candlelight ceremony. After opening remarks made by Principal Ryan Maier, NHS Nicolette President Holthaus led members as they reviewed the criteria required for membership in National Honor Society. Members then tapped the unsuspecting inductees, leading the way with candles. New members and parents of new members were also invited to a breakfast reception immediately following the induction ceremony. New members are juniors, Rachel Slater, daughter of Robin and Dave Slater; Monique Booher, daughter of Dr.

Scott and Gayette Booher; Kaitlin Huffman, daughter of Marcella and Kent Huffman; Mitchell Everett, son of Bill and Michelle Everett; Cindy Larger, daughter of Thomas Larger and Joetta Larger; Caitlin Ryan, daughter of Matt and Rebecca Ryan; Sonya Peltier, daughter of Steve Peltier and Rose Helmlinger; Sara Bergman, daughter of Greg and Elizabeth Bergman; and Amy McKee, daughter of Eric and Molly McKee. NHS officers are Nicolette Holthaus, president; Tyler Davis, vice president; Angela Gilkeson, secretary; and Kort-

ney Phipps, treasurer. Other senior are Raven Bolden, Madison Schaffner, Annie Niswonger, Kiaya Shellenberg, Jenna Hooks, Ashlan Jester, Bradley Wells and Drew Roberts. The adviser for Houston National Honor Society is Jennifer Paulus. The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded nationwide to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Russia BOE reorganizes RUSSIA — Russia Local School Board of Education members met recently for their annual reorganization, electing Keith Daniel to serve as board president. Josh Francis was elected as vice president. Compensation for board members was set at $40 per meeting, not to exceed 12 per year. A board service fund of $1,000 was established. Meetings were set for the third Wednesday of

each month at 8 p.m., to be held in the school conference room. Dee Kearns was designated legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association. Francis was named student achievement liaison. The Sidney Daily News was designated the district’s official newspaper. The following standing committee members were appointed: administrative advisory, Francis and

Angela Heaton; building and grounds, Doug Hoying and Kearns; and finance and negotiations, Hoying and Daniel. Superintendent Steven Rose and school counselor Hollie Ahrens were designated as the sexual harassment officers for the school. Mileage reimbursement was set at 43 cents, with regular special education drivers driving their personal vehicles at 45 cents.

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Solid Waste board to meet BELLEFONTAINE — The Board of Directors of the North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Ohio Hi Point Career Center, 2280 State Route 540. For more information, contact Dennis Baker, director, at (419) 228-8278 or (800) 553-6763.

Art workshop in Botkins BOTKINS — Steven Walker, of Columbus, will offer a painting workshop for area artists April 1-5 in Botkins. The workshop has been organized by Botkins artist Dan Knepper. Tuition is $160, which includes a light dinner each evening. Walker is a multiaward-winning artist who has been commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. His work is in private and public collections. An adjunct professor at Otterbein and a painting instructor at McConnell Art Center, he has illustrated five children’s books, including “The Rosa Parks Story” and “Rosa’s Bus, The Ride to Civil Rights.” His work is represented by five galleries. For information on the workshop, email

Nativity exhibit continues DAYTON — The University of Dayton Libraries annual exhibit of international Nativities will close Jan.27. On display in the Roesch Library and Marian Library Galleries on campus, the exhibit features themes of “Peace on Earth,” “Children’s Delight” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Call (937) 229-4094 for information.


Hoffman completes training Air Force Airman Myles W. Hoffman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman com- Hoffman pleted an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hoffman is the son of Scott Hoffman, of Sidney. He is a 2012 graduate of Ridgemont High School, Ridgeway.

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Ministerial Association revives King Day celebration Mount Zion House of Prayer to host Monday event with guest speakers, music BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will return to Sidney Monday after a year in which no special events were planned to mark the national holiday. “In the past, there was a march downtown,” said the Rev. Phil Chilcote, of the First Christian Church, recently. “Last year, there Chilcote was no celebration. The Shelby County Ministerial Association (SCMA) felt strongly about that. It really bothered us a lot.” This year, the association has planned an ecumenical service titled, “Celebrating the Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Life and Work.” Free and open to the public, the event will be Monday at 6 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of 324 Prayer, Grove St. It will include speeches and music by area residents and a talk by guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Ernest Smith, of Columbus. Smith is a proSmith fessor of ethics and King scholar, retired from Methesco, the Methodist theological seminary in Ohio, and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jane Madden, president of the SCMA and associate pastor of nurture and care at Sidney First United Methodist Church, sees a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration as an important part of life in Shelby County. “I said, ‘We cannot ignore this.’ I t ’ s such a huge opportunity for our community to come t o gether,” Dr. Martin she said. “Martin Luther King, his was a dream of equality for everyone. I knew Phil had a heart for Martin Luther King principles, so I asked him to chair this. We want it to be a unity thing.” On the organizing committee with Chilcote and Madden were Ernest Wilson, pastor of the Mount Zion House of Prayer, Tommy Henderson, pastor of God’s Church, the Rev. Dr. David Chivington of Sidney First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Bob Menz, of Emer- Madden son Climate Technologies. Chilcote, an oboist and music director of the Sidney Civic Band, admitted that he could not be part of a presentation without filling it with music. He will sing “Lead Me, Guide Me,” Jane Kaufman, a well known Sidney soloist, will sing “Lift Every Voice,” the Sidney First United Methodist Church Men’s Choir under the baton of

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THE REV. Jane Madden (at piano), of Sidney, plays as Kiana Howard (center), 11, and her sister, Latisha “TT” Howard, 15, rehearse a song they will perform during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday. The girls are the daughters of Alicia and Kenny Howard, of Sidney. Frank Fahrer will sing “Soon King’s life and legacy. freshments, so the congregation and Very Soon” and Latisha “Smith knows a lot about is involved with that,” Wilson “TT” and Kiana Howard will Martin Luther King,” Chilcote “Rev. said. perform “A Man Named King.” said. The professor began his Chilcote asked if The Howard girls, 15 and 11, ministry in Georgia as part of I would mind respect h e hosting the prot i v e l y, C. M . E . gram and I’m deare the Church. lighted.” daughF r o m His topic Monters of 1 9 7 1 day will be Alicia and 2005 he “Equality.” A naKenny taught as tive of JackHoward, a profesAla., sonville, Wilson of Sidney. sor of Wilson began his T h e y Christian ministry in 1965. have been ethics at He has served as chairman of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. performt h e the church trustees, Sunday ing toM e t h - school teacher, gether o d i s t superintendent, and in larger ensembles “since Theological School in Ohio. youth leader and we were real little,” TT said. “We From 2005 to the a Bible study would go to different churches present, he has teacher. He was in Florida and Georgia.” Now, continued his rethe general secrethey regularly sing at their lationship with tary and served grandfather’s church, God’s Methesco as a on the board of C h u r c h , professor emerioverseers at the w h i c h tus and as an adMount Zion meets at junct professor. Church of God. the Alpha Smith is widely He also taught Kaufman Center in respected in the Bible study at the Sidney. field of ethics and Henderson Allen County Correctional In“ W e has published, stitution in Lima. He was a sing every among many others, “The member of the Black Scholard a y , ” Ethics of s h i p K i a n a Martin Board, said. “We L u t h e r NAACP, Luther King Jr. hear a King, Jr.,” SCLC, song on “ B l a c k and the the radio Theology: Zoning and we’re singing To wa r d a n d it.” Her favorite an IncluPlanning music to listen to s i v e Commitis “pretty much Church” t e e everything except a n d Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Board in country,” she “ChristS i d n e y. added. Both girls i a n He belike to sing ChrisEthics c a m e tian rock. Perand Affirmative Action.” He is pastor of the House of Prayer in forming on currently writing two books: 2002. He was appointed bishop Martin Luther “The Dynamics of Love in the in 2007. Fahrer King Jr. Day is Context of Moral Conflict” and Henderson was born in Lima especially “Martin Luther King, Jr. and and joined the Mount Zion poignant for them. It will be the Issues of Our Times.” Church of God in 1975. their sister Tamia’s fifth birthOther speakers will be WilHe became a day. son and Henderson. Ben Hunt, deacon in 1978 “I like a senior and a minister in the fact pastor of 1991. Since 1997, that we’re the In- he has been the d o i n g t e r n a - pastor of God’s this,” TT t i o n a l Church. The consaid. “I alC h u r c h gregation meets w a y s Network, at the Alpha CenHunt liked Mara net- ter, where Hentin Luther work of derson has been King’s m o r e an active volunteer since 1992. speeches Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than 400 Monday, he will give a speech tiwhen I m i n - tled “Unity.” r e a d istries in Organizers hope lots of area them, esN o r t h residents will attend the new pecially ‘I Have a Dream.’” America, Africa, Asia and the celebration. Chilcote studied that speech Pacific, will “I’m hoping we have so many and others when, as a student offer a prayer. people, we don’t have room for of Smith’s, he took a class in “We’re going to serve re- them all,” Chilcote said.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

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Local blood My boyfriend can’t control himself drives planned have the unique opportunity to give hope to the 3,400 Ohioans awaiting life-saving transplants.” January is considered a challenging time in blood donation recruitment. Many potential donors are affected by winter weather, and the increase in cold and flu cases. Community Blood Center urges healthy donors to consider making a blood donation at this time. January is National Volunteer Blood Donors month. In appreciation to all who give blood, special long-sleeve black “I Am a Blood Donor” T-shirt is free to all who register to donate blood. • Jan. 24 Cargill Sidney, employee, noon to 4 p.m. Penny Elsner, chairwoman. • Jan. 25 Peerless Food Equipment, employee and public blood, 8 a.m. to noon. Rob Zeilsdorf, chairman. • Jan. 30 Sidney Senior Center, public, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors are encouraged to sign up for a donation time with CBC’s online appointment website at, or donors can schedule with Pleiman at 2953100, or (800) 388GIVE(4483). Walk-ins are also welcome. The 2013 Shelby County Blood Drive Schedules are now available. They will be at all future blood drives and are available at Wilson Memorial Hospital Lab or from Pleiman.

and loves me, but she is very, very strict. My mom has never been married. She had me when she was 17. Her parents wanted her to get an abortion, but she refused. Times have been tough for Mom and me, but we always managed to make out all right. I am allowed to date, but I must be home at 10 p.m. I think this is an unreasonable time. My date and I have to go to a 6 p.m. movie so we have time to get a snack afterwards. Do you know any other 16-year-old girl who has to be home at 10 p.m.? —Nameless, Lake Charles, La. NAMELESS: Consider yourself fortunate. I receive many letters and emails from girls who can’t date until DR. WALLACE: I’m they’re 17, or even 18. In 16 and live with my time, Mom will revise mom. She is a good mom your curfew. Be patient.

I don’t know if I should go out with Michael again. I want to if he is going to be civilized, but not if he is animalistic. Please hurry with your advice! —Nameless, Anaheim, Calif. N A M E L E S S : Michael has grossly overstepped the rules of dating, not once, but twice, and that’s two times too many. Things have gone too far at this point to let him off with an apology and a meaningless promise to “try” to behave himself. Believe me, he won’t. He’ll head for the dark spot every time, and the date will end with a wrestling match. I’d say it’s time to give a big, permanent NO to all this nonsense and stop going out with him.

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Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County Coordinator for the Community Blood Center (CBC), reports several blood drives are planned for the local area. Wilson Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Ohio Hospital Association Donate Life Partnership to help save lives by educating the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors. Tom Boecker, president and CEO of the hospital, encourages people to join him in support of this cause by registering now. The hospital will have a Donate Life Ohio booth at the blood drive Jan. 22 and will share information with the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Registration opportunities will be available during the blood drive. “The need is real and occurring in our very own community,” Boecker said. “It’s time for our community to understand the donation process, de-bunk the myths and make educated decisions to provide a second chance for thousands of people and their families each year.” “The lack of registered donors in America results in a tragic loss of life every day, but there is a known solution,” Boecker said. “By registering as a donor, you

went to a Los DR. WALAngeles Lakers LACE: Michael basketball and I have been game. We left dating for more before the game six months, and was over, and they were the on the way greatest six home he months of my stopped at our life. He was a true gentleman ’Tween “dark” spot, and again he and treated me 12 & 20 once was like a with respect Dr. Robert crazed wild aniand dignity. Wallace mal. Again, it All that came took a while to crashing down last Friday night. After fight him off and get a movie, we parked in him to take me home. our favorite “dark” spot. This time he ripped Usually when we go some of my clothing. I there, we talk, listen to had to borrow his jacket music and hug and kiss, so my parents wouldn’t nothing more. But last see the damage to my Friday, as soon as we clothes. He called today and parked, he was all over me like an octopus. I said that he couldn’t was shocked because he help himself because I took me by surprise. turn him on so much After a ton of time went that he can’t control by, I finally fought him himself. He said he was off and convinced him to going to try very hard to behave himself and that take me home. The next night, we he loved me very much.

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tomatic alarm system will be installed at a cost of $500 to notify operators of any operating problems. More testing will be done at the plant with a possible $2,000 savings to both Quincy and DeGraff. Problems with the village’s number one well were discussed. Well 2 is doing most of the work with a partially functioning number 3 well. The issue will be considered during preparation of 2013 appropriations. Council also discussed placing new tax levies on the ballot for the Street Levy and Street Light funds. The fiscal officer will contact the county auditor to determine millage and filing dates with the board of elections. Ordinances employing Jeffrey Clevenger, parttime sewer plant operator, at $30,000 and part-time back up Thomas Taylor ($14 hourly) were adopted by council. Members learned parttime employee Jason Herring has submitted his resignation due to lack of work hours.


Holy Angels School Second quarter honor roll Seventh grade First Honors — Melanie Brunner, Ryan Goettemoeller, Abby Jones, Tyler Lacy, Griffin West and Hailey Wick. Second Honors — Maria Adams, Brandon Barhorst, Jake Emrick, Aidan Endsley, Collin Haller, Mehauk Kaur, Lauren Larger, Meaghan McDonald, Brogan McIver, Logan Richard,

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ABBY Pauline Phillips wrote under the name Abigail Van Buren. Her column competed for decades with the advice of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer, who died in 2002. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but they later regained the closeness they had growing up in Sioux City, Iowa. The two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to questioners with homey, detailed advice. Abby’s replies were often flippant one-liners. Phillips admitted that her advice changed over the years. When she started writing the column, she was reluctant to advocate divorce: “I always thought that marriage should be forever,” she explained. “I found out through my readers that sometimes the best thing they can do is part. If a man or woman is a constant cheater, the situation can be intolerable. Especially if they have children. When kids see parents fighting, or even sniping at each other, I think it is terribly damaging.” She willingly expressed views that she realized would bring protests. In a 1998 interview she remarked: “Whenever I say a kind word about gays, I hear from people, and some of them are damn mad. People throw Leviticus, Deuteronomy and other parts of the Bible to me. It doesn’t bother me. I’ve always been compassionate toward gay people.” If the letters sounded suicidal, she took a personal approach: “I’ll call them. I say, ‘This is Abby.

From Page 1 How are you feeling? You sounded awfully low.’ And they say, ‘You’re calling me?’ After they start talking, you can suggest that they get professional help.” In a time before confessional talk shows and nothing-is-toothe private culture of the Internet, the sisters’ columns offered a rare window into Americans’ private lives and a forum for discussing marriage, sex and the swiftly changing social mores of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Asked about Viagra, Phillips replied: “It’s wonderful. Men who can’t perform feel less than manly, and Viagra takes them right off the spot.” About working mothers: “I think it’s good to have a woman work if she wants to and doesn’t leave her children unattended — if she has a reliable person to care for them. Kids still need someone to watch them until they are mature enough to make responsible decisions.” One trend Phillips adamantly opposed: children having sex as early as 12 years old. “Kids grow up awfully fast these days,” she said. “You should try to have a good relationship with your kids, no matter what they do.” Pauline Esther Friedman, known as Popo, was born on Independence Day 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa, 17 minutes after her identical twin, Esther Pauline (Eppie). Their father was a welloff owner of a movie theater chain. Their mother took care of the home. Both were immigrants from Russia who had

fled their native land in 1905 because of the persecution of Jews. “My parents came with nothing. They all came with nothing,” Phillips said in a 1986 Associated Press interview. She recalled that her parents always remembered seeing the Statue of Liberty: “It’s amazing the impact the lady of the harbor had on them. They always held her dear, all their lives.” The twins spent their growing-up years together. They dressed alike, both played the violin and both wrote gossip columns for their high school and college newspapers. They attended Morningside College in Sioux City. Two days before their 21st birthday, they had a double wedding. Pauline married Morton Phillips, a businessman, Esther married Jules Lederer, a business executive and later founder of Budget Rent-a-Car. The twins’ lives diverged as they followed their husbands to different cities. The Phillipses lived in Minneapolis, Eau Claire, Wis., and San Francisco, and had a son and daughter, Edward Jay and Jeanne. Esther lived in Chicago, had a daughter, Margo, and in 1955 got a job writing an advice column. She adopted its existing name, Ann Landers. Pauline, who had been working for philanthropies and the Democratic Party, followed her sister’s lead, though she insisted it wasn’t the reason for her decision. She arranged for an interview with an editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and presented

sample columns, arguing that the paper’s lovelorn column was boring. The editors admired her breezy style, and she was hired. Searching for a name for the column, Pauline chose Abigail from the Bible and Van Buren from the eighth American president. Within a year she signed a 10-year contract with the McNaught Syndicate, which spread her column across the country. “I was cocky,” she admitted in 1998. “My contemporaries would come to me for advice. I got that from my mother: the ability to listen and to help other people with their problems. I also got Daddy’s sense of humor.” Pauline applied for the advice column without notifying her sister, and that reportedly resulted in bad feelings. For a long time they did not speak to each other, but their differences were eventually patched up. In 2001, the twins, then 83, attended the 90th birthday party in Omaha, Neb., of their sister Helen Brodkey. The advice business extended to the second generation of the Friedmans. Not only did Jeanne Phillips take over “Dear Abby,” but Esther Lederer’s daughter, Margo Howard, wrote an advice column for the online magazine Slate. Aside from the Dear Abby column, which appeared in 1,000 newspapers as far off as Brazil and Thailand, Phillips conducted a radio version of “Dear Abby” from 1963 to 1975 and wrote best-selling books about her life and advice.

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Men arrested after high speed chase BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media TROY — Two men with warrants tried their luck at a 12-mile interstate police pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph early Thursday morning, but were taken into custody after stop sticks were deployed. Now the driver, Mack R. Dorsey, 21, of Trotwood, and passenger, Davion J. Graves, 21, address unknown, are behind bars at the Miami County Jail on a variety of charges stemming from the highspeed interstate pursuit. Dorsey, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, was charged with failure to comply with a police officer, a felony, and was cited for the traffic violations of failure to reinstate his license and driving in marked lanes. He remained jailed on a $50,000 bond following his arraignment in Miami County Municipal Court on Thursday. A Jan. 24 preliminary hearing has been scheduled. Graves remains being held by authorities for an active felony warrant out of Montgomery County. According to the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a



trooper initiated a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevy Impala at 1:09 a.m. along southbound Interstate 75 at mile marker 80, just north of Piqua, for marked lane violations. Once the vehicle stopped it then quickly as the accelerated trooper pursued for six miles before the suspect vehicle exited I-75 onto Ohio 41 in Troy. Dorsey then made a U-turn and later got back on the southbound interstate lane, patrol officials said. As the suspect car fled down the interstate near mile marker 68, stop sticks were successfully deployed by Tipp City police Sgt. Marc Basye, but the vehicle traveled another two miles with two front flat tires before authorities moved in to make the arrests, according to the state trooper post. The pursuit lasted nearly 15 minutes. No injuries were reported, according to patrol officials. Additional charges could be filed against the men.







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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) In the next month, your popularity rating will increase. Enjoy schmoozing with others and joining clubs, groups and associations. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Sun is at the top of your chart now, acting like a spotlight on you. This light is flattering, which is why others notice you more than usual and think you’re the cat’s meow. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Do whatever you can to travel and spread your wings because you want a change of scenery. You want adventure and a chance to learn something new! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) What can you do to become a better person in the next month? This may sound silly, but if not now, when? Meanwhile, relations with others are intense and sexy! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) In the next month, you will need more sleep. That’s because the Sun is now as far away from your sign as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Roll up your sleeves and get busy, because you want to get better organized. Do whatever it takes, and give yourself the right tools to do a bang-up job. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The month ahead is playful, flirtatious and fun-loving! The bottom line is that you want to have a good time. Enjoy schmoozing. Romantic relationships will flourish. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your focus turns to home, family and domestic matters during the next six weeks. Discussions with a parent could be significant. You might want to cocoon at home. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Life is getting busier! Stimulation from all directions will make you fascinated with your daily surroundings. Short trips, discussions with different people and increased reading and writing are likely in the next month. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) In the month ahead, ask yourself how you can boost your income or make a little money on the side. This is the time of year to think about this. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Happy birthday, Aquarius! It’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Spend some time in the next few weeks mulling over what you want your New Year to be all about. How well are you doing at the art of living? YOU BORN TODAY You’re creative, and you need time to dream and let your imagination percolate. You have a magnetic quality that can mesmerize others, although most of the time you appear ordinary. You are enthusiastic and quite intense. Many of you also are quite influential. Good news! Your year ahead could be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Paula Deen, celebrity chef/author; Edgar Allan Poe, writer; Tippi Hedren, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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OCD is challenge to diagnose DEAR DR. so I wonder how ROACH: What long your brother can you tell me may have suffered about obsessivebefore being diagcompulsive disornosed. der? My Some classic 60-year-old behaviors include brother recently hand-washing, was diagnosed checking to be with such, but he To your sure the door is won’t discuss it. locked and excesgood counting. — K.K. sive A N S W E R : health Most people have Obsessive-comperiods of severe Dr. Keith pulsive disorder symptoms folRoach is one of the most lowed by longer underdiagnosed psychi- periods of no or mild atric conditions. The aver- symptoms. Since the age time from hardest part of treatment development of symptoms often is recognizing the to diagnosis is seven condition, it is important years! for a person to bring it up When the syndrome is with his or her doctor. full-blown and classic, it is There is effective treateasy to spot, but many ment, both with and withpeople have lesser de- out medications. General grees of symptoms. OCD doctors may treat this is diagnosed when people condition, or may refer a report unwanted, re- patient to a specialist in peated thoughts (obses- the field, a psychiatrist. If sions) and/or behaviors you are frequently experithat the person needs to encing unwanted do in order to make the thoughts or feelings, or thoughts go away (com- have repeated behaviors pulsions). It is usually that interfere with daily present by the age of 30, life or relationships, it’s

worthwhile to discuss it with your doctor, and not to be embarrassed about it. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read recently some confusing advice regarding daily multivitamins. Are they good or bad for you? — G.M. ANSWER: Two studies have recently come out suggesting that vitamins do not have a health benefit. One study, recently published, followed two groups of men, some taking and some not taking vitamins, for 10 years. It showed no reduction in heart disease risk, but it did show a small reduction in cancer risk. Another, done with women, actually suggested a small increase in risk for those taking a multivitamin, although vitamin D did show some benefit. Experts remain divided on the subject, with those on one side pointing out that many of us don’t get the proper amount of nutrients in our diet, es-

pecially if we don’t eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables. On the other side, some experts worry that taking a vitamin can make you complacent about eating properly or otherwise taking good care of yourself. Because the data is mixed, I personally don’t recommend vitamins to people who aren’t taking them, but I don’t try to stop people who do take a regular vitamin. I do look carefully at the ingredients in the vitamins people are taking to make sure there is not excessive vitamin A (greater than 10,000 IU is too much), especially in women who might get pregnant. Taking very large doses of vitamins can cause symptoms, and stopping them suddenly can lead to symptoms of vitamin deficiency. Regardless of whether you take a multivitamin, it is still important to get in your five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. Vitamins aren’t an excuse for unhealthy living.

Very special mother leaves legacy of humor, love DEAR READeducate, enERS: My beloved lighten and entermother, Pauline tain, and to Phillips, has inspire civility passed away and respect for peacefully at the others in the age of 94. Over many thousands the last quarter of people who c e n t u r y sought her advice. Alzheimer’s disHer days in the Dear ease had stolen office were spent Abby away bit by bit answering letters Abigail her remarkable and calling people Van Buren who were in disintellect, but she battled her illness with tress. Over the years, her courage and dignity. She list of sources, friends and was my best friend who contacts grew into a can never be replaced. Rolodex that was legAs those of you who endary. The demands on have read this column her time and travel were when my mother wrote it many, but she was a lovknow, Mama had a deeply ing mother, loyal wife, a caring heart, a lively caring friend and wondersense of humor and a ful role model. deep devotion to all of Mama was born on you. July 4, 1918, to Russian She tried every day to immigrant parents and

was the youngest of four daughters. She often said that until she was 12 she thought all the fireworks were for her and her identical twin sister, Esther (Eppie). She always had an interest in and deep concern for other people. After her marriage to my father, Morton Phillips, she put that interest into action and became president of her local mental health society and trained Gray Ladies for the American Red Cross. She honed her skills as a writer by writing a letter to her parents every day and to her sister-in-law who had contracted polio and spent a year in an iron lung. I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to

my mother’s devoted, highly professional caregivers, Jane Ebertowski, Rachael Reisdorf and Erna Hoche, who were at her side 24/7 for the last 11 years. They are angels on earth and brilliant at what they do. Please join me and offer a prayer for my mother. She had an amazing journey from Sioux City, Iowa, to shaking hands with U.S. presidents and British royalty. Ask that her spirit be surrounded by the souls of the many individuals whom she loved and who loved her. She has sat in God’s waiting room for so many years, and now may their souls be joined together. — JEANNE PHILLIPS, AKA GRIEVING IN MINNEAPOLIS

Jan. 18, 1913 The minstrels given by the member of the senior class of Sidney High School at the Central building last evening was largely attended by an appreciative audience. The welcome was given by Carl Tunks, president of the class. Taking part in the production were: John Anthony, Homer Monroe, Harold Sharp, Homer Crusey, Harry Dull, Roy DeWeese, Wallace McClure, Carolyn Brandt, Edith Mills, Mildred Cronley, Carl Clayton, Robert Smith, with Miss Leah Daniels at the piano. ——— Surprising their most ardent admirers and displaying their best form of the season, the Invincibles basketball team easily outplayed Bradford at the armory last evening. The visitors never had a chance and the final score showed: Sidney 60, Bradford 3. Goffena got 27 points for the home town boys. ——— An interesting program was presented at the high school yesterday morning by members of the senior class. It consisted of a debate on the topic: Resolved, that the United States is more prosperous under protective tariff than a tariff for revenue only. Members of the affirmative were: Alva Wilmore, Bert Richards and Ernest Wintringham. Speakers for the negative included: Frank Jenkins, Charles Small and Harold Toy.

75 years Jan. 18, 1938 “The Grange is unalterably opposed to any change in the form of Ohio government that would deprive any county of a representative.” Declared Walter F. Kirk, Port Clinton, master of the Ohio State Grange, in addressing a gathering of nearly 200 Grangers in the K of P Hall yesterday afternoon. Kirk spoke at the conference that attracted representatives from nearly a dozen western Ohio counties. He was attacking the proposed constitutional amendment that would provide Ohio with a one-house legislature. ——— Impressive ceremonies marked the installation of officers by Knights of St. John at Fort Loramie last evening. Leo Barhorst was installed as president; Joseph Behr, first vice president; Herman Bornhorst, second vice president; William Borchers, recording secretary; Benj. Duvall, financial secretary; Joseph Turner, treasurer; Ben Hoelscher, Gilbert Hilgefort and John Broering, trustees. ——— Mrs. William Milligan, Mrs. Voress Loudenback, Mrs. Fred C. Dull, Mrs. Fred L. Griffis, and Mrs. H.M. Sharp, were guests

in Columbus yesterday to see the stage production, “You Can’t Take It With You,” at the Hartman theater.

50 years Jan. 18, 1963 Harmony was the theme as the Shelby County Democrat Club held its regular meeting Wednesday night in the assembly courthouse room. Edward W. Blank, of Botkins, newly elected president of the organization, presided for the first time. About 25 attended. ——— ANNA – Virgil W. Leininger and William G. Allenbaugh were reelected to three-year terms on the board of directors of the Shelby County Farmers Mutual Insurance Association at the annual meeting here Thursday. In the re-organization of the board, Louis J. Eilerman, president, Virgil Leininger, vice president, and W.E. Ailes, secretary-manager, all were re-elected. The other directors are Clarence Billing and Arthur Seigle. ——— The Shelby County chapter of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) elected officers and got set for another year of activity in a meeting Thursday night in the Compromise Grange Hall at Hardin. Most of the 1962 officers were re-elected, including Stanley Platfoot, county president; Tom Becker, secretary, and Russell Strayer, treasurer. Robert Moon was named vice president to succeed Ned Sailor, retired.

25 years Jan. 18, 1988 BOTKINS – If members of the Botkins High School band are a little more enthusiastic about practicing than usual, it’s understandable. The band is busy preparing for a trip to Disney World in March. Forty-three members of the Trojan band and four chaperones will be leaving by Greyhound Bus March 18 bound for sunny Florida. The band will be performing March 20 in a parade down the streets of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. The group will return to Botkins on March 23. ——— The Shelby County United Way Board of Directors Thursday elected James Kerg Jr. as president for 1988. Other officers are Eric Smith, first vice president; Thomas Bey, second vice president; and Timothy Gleason, treasurer.

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LEGAL NOTICE To the Residents of Cynthian Township: Notice is hereby given that a copy of the Annual Financial Report and supporting documentation for the fiscal year 2012 is available for examination by appointment with the Fiscal Officer. Jennifer L. Frilling Cynthian Township, Fiscal Officer 7647 Cardo Road Sidney, OH 45365 Phone: 937-492-5867 Jan. 18 2358228

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There will be an enormous selection of vehicles on hand. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, January 19th, The Big Sale Begins! Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and during that time we will In order to accomplish their task, the dealership knock down prices on approximately 28 vehihas lined up extra staff to handle the anticipated cles then at 10:30 a.m., The Sale Continues! abundance of people. They have also arranged for We will then begin knocking down prices on more financing experts in order to get as many the remainder of Paul Sherry’s 3 million dollar people as possible approved and into one of their inventory. Whoever is sitting behind the wheel automobiles or RVs. The experts are also available of the vehicle when the price is knocked down to assist with financing, so people can get low rates will be given the first opportunity to purchase and lower payments. the vehicle at that price.

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Longtime wrestler Jim Lady Rockets Lancaster picked for Hall stay unbeaten in County play

Sidney resident and longtime professional wrestler J i m P a i n t e r, who wrestled under the name “Big Jim Lancaster,” will be inducted into Painter the W.A.R. Wrestling Hall of Fame in a ceremony planned for Saturday night at the UAW Hall in Lima. The Hall of Fame ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. and a full card of wrestling will follow at 7 p.m. The UAW Hall in Lima is located at 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. “I feel pretty good about it,” Painter said Thursday. “It’s not the WWE, not the big time. But I never operated on that level anyway, except for a short period of time. So it’s kinda neat to be remembered.” Painter started wrestling right out of high school after graduating from TrotwoodMadison in 1972. “Three days after I graduated, I went to Lou Klein’s gym in Allen Park, Michigan,” Painter recalled. “I started watching wrestling as a kid, as soon as I was able to sit in front of a TV. My uncles used to come over to the house and watch it, and I got hooked on it that way.” He was in for a big surprise from Klein. After not much training, Painter was sent to Pittsburgh to wrestle. “Training back then lasted as long as they

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BIG JIM Lancaster, aka Jim Painter, a Sidney resident, will be inducted into the W.A.R. Wrestling Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned for Saturday night in Lima. Painter’s wrestling career spanned 20 years, ending in 1992. didn’t need anybody,” he said. “One guy was told to go to Pittsburgh and decided he didn’t want to, and I was the only one left standing there. Klein said ‘you’re going to Pittsburgh so be ready.’” Thus began an interesting career that lasted from ’72 to his retirement match in Jackson Center, his hometown at the time, in 1992. Along the way he worked for Vince McMahon Sr. in the WWWF (Worldwide Wrestling Federation), Jim Crockett Jr. in Charlotte, Eddie Graham in Florida, Jim Barnett in Atlanta, Nick Gulas in Tennessee, Bob Geigel and Pat O’Connor in Kansas City, the Tunneys, Pedro Martinez in

the NWF, Verne Gagne in the AWA, Dick the Bruiser in Indiana and the Funks in Texas. The list of wrestlers he stepped into the ring with is an impressive one: Hulk Hogan, Bobo Brazil, The Sheik, Lou Thesz, Johnny Valentine, Greg Valentine, Ricky Steamboat, Mr. Wrestling II, Bob Backlund, George “The Animal” Steele, Killer Kowalski, Fred Blassie, Haystack Calhoun, Chief Jay Strongbow, King Curtis Iaukea and Dick Murdock. Also, Dusty Rhodes, Ernie “The Cat” Ladd, Bruiser Brody, Sailor Art Thomas, Kevin Von Erich, Bruiser Brody, Chief White Owl, Tony Marino, Killer Brooks, Flying Fred Curry, Wild Bull Curry, Luis Martinez, Tex

McKenzie, The Kangaroos, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Dr. Jerry Graham, Bull Ortega, Sweet Daddy Siki, and Andre the Giant (in a battle royal). And that’s just a partial list. He recalled Steamboat with particular fondness. “I’d say 1976 was kinda my biggest year,” he said. “I worked down in the Carolinas for Jim Crockett, went to Atlanta and then went to Florida and worked with Ricky Steamboat. He was one of those guys who had natural talent. I wrestled him through several towns in Florida and Georgia. We worked well together. He always wanted to make you look good. He was very gracious. Most other guys weren’t like that.” Perhaps his most frightening moment came when Andre the Giant dropped him over the top rope during a battle royal. “That’s when I hurt my back,” he said. “My legs went numb for about 30 seconds and I can remember thinking, if I can walk out of here, I’m never coming back.” Another wrestler who will be inducted into the W.A.R. Hall of Fame Saturday is Al Snow, who went on to star for a while in the (then) WWF. Snow was trained by Painter. He could no doubt pinpoint his most memorable match, but among the many, he picked a charity match. “I beat the heck out of Dr. Creep on Channel 22,” he said with a laugh.

Sidney bowling teams hand Troy squads 1st league losses Troy High School’s boys and girls bowling teams were both unbeaten in Greater Western Ohio Conference North action this season. But no more after the Sidney High bowling teams both won over the Trojans Wednesday at Bel-Mar Lanes. The boys won 24672366 to go to 4-1 in the North and 7-6 overall. It was only the Troy boys’

second loss on the season and they now stand at 102 and 5-1 in the league. Jacob Blankenship had a two-game series of 481, including a high game of 256. Devin Huffman had a 247. The girls beat Troy 2088-2015 to go to 4-1 in the North and 9-4 overall. Troy drops to 5-1 and 6-6. Shelbie Anderson had

a two-game series of 405 on games of 214 and 191. Teammate Emily Hix bowled a 2012. “I am extremely proud of all our bowlers for what they did Wednesday,” said Sidney coach Greg Hines. “I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present.” Sidney returns to action today at home against Greenville at 4 p.m.

GWOC North Bowling standings BOYS League All W-L W-L Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 10-2 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 7-6 Greenville . . . . . . . . 3-2 6-3 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 5-5 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . 2-3 3-10 Trotwood . . . . . . . . . 0-6 0-9 GIRLS Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 6-6 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 9-4 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 7-3 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . 2-3 5-8 Greenville . . . . . . . . 1-4 5-4 Trotwood . . . . . . . . . 1-5 3-6

Phillips initially hesitant about Classic CINCINNATI (AP) ‚— Reds second baseman Brand o n Phillips was initially hesitant about playing in the World Baseball Classic bePhillips cause of the way others have gotten hurt or struggled at the start of the season. A talk with Team USA manager Joe Torre eased his mind.

Phillips was on the 27-player provisional roster submitted on Thursday. A final 28player roster is due on Feb. 20. “To tell you the truth, I was going back and forth on doing it,” Phillips said Thursday. “I didn’t know if I really wanted to play in the WBC to begin with. In my conversation with Torre, he convinced me to really do it.” Phillips’ main concern was an injury or a slow start to the regular season because he changed

his training regimen. WBC games are played with much more intensity than spring training games. The United States’ opening game is March 8 in Phoenix, Ariz., near where the Reds train. The championship round will be held at AT&T Park in San Francisco starting March 17. Phillips has changed his offseason conditioning program to get ready for the Classic. “I started a little bit earlier this year so I

don’t look stupid on TV,” Phillips said. “I know spring training is all about preparing for the season. This is about going out there and competing and winning for the country. It’s a little different program, different than what I’ve been doing every year.” Phillips is excited about playing his first game in the Classic. “I can’t wait to wear red, white and blue on my chest,” he said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”

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ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets remained perfect in County play Thursday night with a 69-33 domination of visiting Botkins in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Rockets go to 9-0 in the County and 13-2 overall with a game at Dayton Carroll on Monday. Botkins falls to 4-4 in the County and 8-8 overall and is at Ridgemont on Saturday. Anna sprinted to a 249 lead after a quarter and made it 40-15 at the half. Natalie Billing poured in 27 points for the Lady and also Rockets grabbbed nine rebounds. Kayla Blankenship had 11 points, and Erica Huber had four steals and four assists to go with six points. Cayla Bensman had eight points and eight rebounds. “Our three guards played well, and Erica (Huber) is like having a coach out there on the floor. She runs our offense and our defense, said Anna coach Jack Billing.” Botkins (33) Koch 3-0-7; Heuker 1-0-2; McCullough 3-1-7; Kremer 2-04; Bergman 1-0-2; Pitts 1-7-9; Goettemoeller 0-1-1. Totals: 11-9-33. Anna (69) A. Bensman 2-0-4; Huber 30-6; Ehemann 1-1-3; Ka. Blankenship 5-0-11; Billing 131-27; C. Bensman 4-0-8; Niekamp 1-0-2; Rioch 1-0-2; Watercutter 2-0-4; Noffsinger 1-0-2. Totals: 33-2-69. Score by quarters: Botkins.................9 15 21 33 Anna...................24 40 59 69 Three-pointers: Botkins 1 (Koch); Anna 1 (Blankenship). Records: Anna 13-2, Botkins 8-8. Reserve score: Anna 60, Botkins 25.


Loramie edges Russia FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie survived an upset bid at home by the Russia Raiders Thursday night in County play, edging the visitors 48-42. The win kept the Lady Redskins just one game behind Anna in the County race at 8-1 and put them at 16-2 on the season. Russia drops to 5-3 and 9-6. Loramie is back in action next Thursday at Botkins. Russia returns to action Saturday at Versailles. The game was tight throughout, with Loramie leading 15-11 after one and 26-21 at the half. Darian Rose had 22 points for Loramie and Jessia Boerger added 11. Claudia Monnin had 13 and Kylie Wilson 11 for Russia. Russia (42) Monnin 4-5-13; Borchers 24-8; Wilson 3-5-11; Kearns 1-02; Sherman 0-1-1; Heaton 2-0-4; Meyer 0-1-1; Daniels 1-02. Totals: 13-16-42. Loramie (48) Westerheide 1-0-2; Rose 84-22; Boerger 5-1-11; Brandewie 2-0-4; Meyer 2-1-5; Ordean 2-0-4. Totals: 20-6-48 Score by quarters:

County girls Basketball standings League All W-L W-L Anna. . . . . . . . . . 9-0 13-2 Fort Loramie . . . 8-1 16-2 Russia . . . . . . . . 5-3 9-6 Botins. . . . . . . . . 4-4 8-8 Houston . . . . . . . 4-6 6-10 Jackson Center . 1-8 2-13 Fairlawn. . . . . . . 0-9 2-12 Thursday’s scores Anna 69, Botkins 33 Loramie 48, Russia 42 Houston 47, Fairlawn 32 Russia ................11 21 35 42 Loramie..............15 26 39 48 Three-pointers: Russia 0, Loramie 2 (Rose 2). Records: Loramie 16-2, Russia 9-6. Reserve score: Loramie 62, Russia 25.


Houston tops Fairlawn 47-32 Houston went to Fairlawn and came away with a 47-32 County win in girls basketball Thursday. The Lady Wildcats are now 4-6 in the County and 6-10 overall. Fairlawn dips to 0-9 in league play and 2-13 on the year. Nicole Maier had 14 to lead Houston and Macy Stang added 12. Olivia Cummings had 13 for Fairlawn, including 7-for-10 from the line. Houston (47) Phipps 2-4-8; Meyer 1-0-2; Maier 5-1-14; A. Stang 2-0-4; Cox 1-1-3; Booher 1-0-2; M. Stang 4-3-12; Winner 1-0-2. Totals: 17-9-47. Fairlawn (32) Slonkosky 2-4-9; Oates 2-06; Roe 1-0-2; Driskell 0-2-2; Cummings 3-7-13. Totals: 813-32. Score by quarters: Houston................9 20 28 47 Fairlawn...............7 12 19 32 Three-pointers: Houston 4 (Maier, M. Stang); Fairlawn 3 (Oates 2, Slonkosky). Records: Houston 6-10, Fairlawn 2-13. Reserve score: No game played

—— New Knoxville wins in MAC DELPHOS — New Knoxville went on the road and notched a key win, beating Delphos St. John’s 48-41. The Lady Rangers go to 4-1 in the Midwest Athletic Conference and 10-3 overall. The Lady Rangers used big second and third quarters to win it. They trailed Delphos 106 after one, but outscored the Lady Blue Jays 30-11 in the middle two periods to take a big lead into the final period. Meg Reineke had 16, and Paige Lehman and Haley Horstman 10 each for New Knoxville. New Knoxville returns to action on Saturday, hosting Jackson Center in non-league play. New Knoxville (48) Horstman 5-0-10; Schroer 1-0-3; Reineke 6-3-16; Lageman 1-0-2; Leffel 2-3-7; Lehman 4-2-10. Totals: 19-848. Delphos (41) Fischer 3-0-8; Vorst 1-2-4; Saine 1-0-2; Recker 7-6-23; Fischbach 2-0-4. Totals: 14-8-41. Score by quarters: New Knoxville .....6 17 36 48 Delphos ..............10 14 21 41 Three-pointers: NK 2 (Schroer, Reineke); Delphos 5 (Recker 3, Fischer 2). Records: NK 10-3, Delphos 6-7.

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ND’s Te’o mentioned SPORTS IN BRIEF Devin Thomas un-retires ‘girlfriend’ twice recently SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death. An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 11. He and the university said Wednesday that he learned on Dec. 6 that it was all a hoax, that not only wasn’t she dead, she wasn’t real. On Thursday, a day after Te’o’s inspiring, playing-throughheartache story was exposed as a bizarre lie, Te’o and Notre Dame faced questions from sports writers and fans about whether he really was duped, as he claimed, or whether he and the university were complicit in the hoax and misled the public, perhaps to improve his chances of winning the Heisman. Yahoo sports columnist Dan Wetzel said the case has “left everyone wondering whether this was really the case of a naive football player done wrong by friends or a fabrication that has yet to play to its conclusion.” Gregg Doyel, national columnist for, was more direct. “Nothing about this story has been comprehensible, or logical, and that extends to what happens next,” he wrote. “I cannot comprehend Manti Te’o saying anything that could make me believe he was a victim.” On Wednesday, Te’o and Notre Dame athletic

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Wide receiver and kick returner Devin Thomas has ended his brief retirement to sign with the Detroit Lions. The team made the announcement Thursday. Thomas retired last summer after trying to earn “This whole thing is so nutsy that I a spot on the Chicago Bears' roster. believe it only could happen at Notre The Washington Redskins selected him out of Dame, where mythology trumps com- Michigan State in the second round of the 2008 mon sense on a daily basis. ... Given draft and cut him two years later. He was with Washington, Carolina and the New York Giants in the choice between reality and fic2010. He played for the Giants in 2011, his last year tion, Notre Dame always will choose in the league. fiction.” Thomas has 43 career receptions for 482 yards Rick Telander and three touchdowns. He has returned 60 kickoffs. Chicago Sun Times

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NOTRE DAME linebacker Manti Te’o sings the alma mater following a game against Stanford. director Jack Swarbrick said the player was drawn into a virtual romance with a woman who used the phony name Lennay Kekua, and was fooled into believing she died of leukemia in September. They said his only contact with the woman was via the Internet and telephone. Te’o also lost his grandmother — for real — the same day his girlfriend supposedly died, and his role in leading Notre Dame to its best season in decades endeared him to fans and put him at the center of college football’s biggest feel-good story of the year. Relying on information provided by Te’o’s family members, the South Bend Tribune reported in October that Te’o and Kekua first met, in person, in 2009, and that the two had also gotten together in Hawaii, where Te’o grew up. Te’o never mentioned a face-to-face meeting with Kekua in public comments reviewed by the AP. And an AP review of media reports about Te’o since Sept. 13 turned up no instance in which he directly confirmed or denied those

stories — until Wednesday. Among the outstanding questions Thursday: Why didn’t Te’o ever clarify the nature of his relationship as the story took on a life of its own? Te’o’s agent, Tom Condon, said the athlete had no plans to make any public statements Thursday in Bradenton, Fla., where he has been training with other NFL hopefuls at the IMG Academy. Notre Dame said Te’o found out that Kekau was not a real person through a phone call he received at an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 6. He told Notre Dame coaches about the situation on Dec. 26. The AP’s media review turned up two instances during that gap when the football star mentioned Kekua in public. Te’o was in New York for the Heisman presentation on Dec. 8 and, during an interview before the ceremony that ran on the, the website for a South Bend TV station, Te’o said: “I mean, I don’t like cancer at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer. So I’ve really tried to go to children’s hospitals and see, you know, children.” In a story that ran in the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., on Dec. 11, Te’o recounted why he played a few days after he found out Kekau died in September, and the day she was suppos-

edly buried. “She made me promise, when it happened, that I would stay and play,” he said. On Wednesday, Swarbrick said Notre Dame did not go public with its findings sooner because it expected the Te’o family to come forward first. But broke the story Wednesday. Reporters were turned away Thursday at the main gate of IMG’s sprawling, secure complex. Te’o remained on the grounds, said a person familiar with situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither Te’o nor IMG authorized the release of the information. “This whole thing is so nutsy that I believe it only could have happened at Notre Dame, mythology where trumps common sense on a daily basis. ... Given the choice between reality and fiction, Notre Dame always will choose fiction,” sports writer Rick Telander said in the Chicago Sun-Times. “Which brings me to what I believe is the real reason Te’o and apparently his father, at least went along with this scheme: the Heisman Trophy. Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass said the university’s failure to call a news conference and go public sooner means “Notre Dame is complicit in the lie.” “The school fell in love with the Te’o girlfriend myth,” he wrote.

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SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school TONIGHT Boys basketball Trotwood at Sidney Delphos SJ at New Knoxville Fort Recovery at Versailles Fairlawn at Fort Loramie Houston at Anna Russia at Jackson Center New Bremen at Minster Seton Catholic at Christian Academy Girls basketball Seton Catholic at Christian Academy Wrestling Sidney at Top Gun (Alliance) Versailles at Bellefontaine Bowling Greenville at Sidney —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Fairlawn at Ansonia Jackson Center at New Knoxville Russia at Versailles Botkins at Ridgemont Newton at Houston Greenville at Sidney Minster at Ottoville Boys basketball Lehman at Sidney Jackson Center at Anna Fairlawn at Riverside Covington at Houston Russia at New Bremen Minster at Mississinawa Versailles at Tipp City Botkins CYO at Christian Academy Wrestling Sidney at Top Gun (Alliance) Sidney at Triad Swimming/diving Sidney, Lehman, Botkins at SW District Classic

FOOTBALL NFL playoffs NFL Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13

Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 3 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at New England, 6:30 p.m. (CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS)

HOCKEY NHL glance National Hockey League The Associated Press All Times EST Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 7 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL High school Thursday's Scores The Associated Press Girls Basketball Ada 44, Lima Cent. Cath. 43 Arlington 51, McComb 43 Ashland Mapleton 44, Norwalk St. Paul 29 Athens 52, Wellston 49, OT Austintown Fitch 46, Poland Seminary 25 Belpre 60, Corning Miller 55 Bethel-Tate 64, Batavia 35 Beverly Ft. Frye 71, Caldwell 26 Caledonia River Valley 39, Marion Elgin 32 Canfield 56, Warren Howland 37 Canfield S. Range 56, New Middletown Spring. 42 Celina 48, St. Marys Memorial 17

Leaf sent to prison HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and violating his treatment plan, a corrections official said Thursday. The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses and stealing prescription painkillers near his hometown of Great Falls. He pleaded Leaf guilty in May to burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and his five-year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treatment facility as an alternative to prison.

Cartilage damage minimal NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the diagnosis says Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was found to have relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip during surgery this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not make that detail public. Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery, who operated on A-Rod on Wednesday, said last week the extent of cartilage damage was a concern and could not be determined before the operation. Kelly repaired a torn labrum and reshaped the bone to alleviate impingement. The Yankees said Wednesday the operation “went as planned and without complication.”

Pacino to portray Paterno LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach. Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct “Happy Valley,” the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski’s best-seller “Paterno.” “‘Happy Valley’ reunites the ‘Scarface’ and ‘Carlito’s Way’ team of De Palma and Pacino for the third time and I can't think of a better duo to tell Pacino this story of a complex, intensely righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic flaw," Pressman said in a statement. No start or release dates were given for the film. While Pressman said the plot remains “under wraps,” Posnanski's book followed Paterno's final years, as the winningest coach in college football history saw his career end in disgrace in 2011 with the sex abuse scandal involving assistant Jerry Sandusky.

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