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TODAY’S THOUGHT “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” — Robert H. Goddard, American rocket engineer (1882-1945) For more on today in history, turn to Page 2B.

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Kimpel trial date set WAPAKONETA — A trial date was set Friday in Auglaize C o u n t y Common Pleas Court following a final pretrial hearfor ing suspended S h e l b y Kimpel C o u n t y S h e r i f f Dean Kimpel. Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple set the trial date for May 7. The trial is expected to last four days. The pretrial hearing Friday was held behind closed doors. Kimpel, 57, of the Botkins area, has been charged with the sexual battery of former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jodi Van Fossen. He allegedly assaulted her on July 24, 2010, at her home in Auglaize County. If convicted, Kimpel faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine on the charge, which is a third-degree felony. Kimpel is also awaiting trial in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on five counts of unauthorized use of an Ohio law enforcement computer system. The charges are fifth-degree felonies and he could face up to 12 months in jail on each count if convicted. That trial is set for April 3-5, with a final pretrial hearing March 22.

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THE GREAT Miami River, swollen by rain and melting snow, flows under the Big Four Bridge Friday afternoon.

All 5 Miami Conservancy dams store floodwaters For the first time this year, all five Miami Conservancy District dams, including Lockington, are storing floodwaters that otherwise could flood cities along the Great Miami River, Miami Conservancy District officials said Friday. Piqua, Troy, Tipp City, Dayton, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Middletown and Hamilton are protected from flooding by MCDs integrated system of dams and levees. Storage at the dams as of Friday at 2:30 p.m. were: • Germantown Dam: 34.73 feet (storage begins at 12 feet); peaked at 35 feet 1 p.m. Friday; dam height 100 feet. • Englewood Dam: 24.16 feet (storage begins at 11.5 feet); still rising; dam height 110 feet. • Lockington Dam: 16.15 feet (storage begins at 12 feet); peaked at 16.31 feet at 9 a.m. Friday; dam height 69 feet • Taylorsville Dam: 17.13 feet (storage begins at 15 feet); still rising; dam height 67 feet.

• Huffman Dam : 13.72 feet (storage begins at 11 feet); still rising; dam height 65 feet. Huffman Dam was expected to peak Friday evening, while Taylorsville and Englewood dams were expected to peak today and Sunday, respectively. In 2011, concurrent storage of the five dams occurred on seven different occasions — a record for MCD. Previously, the largest number of annual high-water events resulting in concurrent storage at all five dams was four. The MCD flood-protection system is designed to protect to the 1913 levels plus 40 percent. During the Great Flood of 1913, the region received between 9 and 11 inches of rain between March 23 and 25. The MCD flood-protection dams collectively have stored floodwaters more than 1,770 times, protecting communities along the Great Miami River — from Piqua to Hamilton. The system comprises five dry dams and 55 miles of levees and was completed in 1922.

Former National Guard soldiers gather for first time in 60 years BY TOM MILLHOUSE Ohio Community Media PIQUA — A group of National Guard soldiers recently left the Piqua Armory on a journey that would lead them to a war zone thousands of miles away. Last Saturday, another group of former National Guard members got together for the first time since a similar departure 60 years ago this month. It was Jan. 21, 1952, when a contingent of some 60 members of National Guard Battery C, 136th Field Artillery Battalion, left Piqua for Camp Polk, La., after marching in a parade that wound through downtown and ended at the old Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station. Unlike today’s National Guard Battery B, which has been deployed to Afghanistan as a complete unit, back in 1952 some of the local Guard soldiers went overseas to fight in the Korean War, while others were sent to Germany or other bases. To mark the 60th anniversary of the Piqua unit’s activation, Piqua residents Chuck Alexander and Paul Staley, both 81, decided to organize a

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PAUL STALEY (left) and Charles Alexander, both of Piqua, look over a pictoral history of the Ohio National Guard during the Korean War era. The two men organized the first reunion of Battery C, 136th Field Artillery, a unit based at the Piqua National Guard Armory, 60 years after it was activated. reunion luncheon at the guys back together for a rePiqua American Legion post union,” Alexander said. home. “I was thinking the same “We were at a class lunch thing,’” said Staley, recalling for the Class of 1948, and I how the idea came to the surhad this notion that it would face last year. be nice to get the Battery C With that mutual agree-

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ment on organizing the event, Alexander and Staley set out on a mission to accomplish something they believed should have been done years ago — get the surviving members of the Guard unit together again. With considerable work by Alexander and Staley and some help from Gary Meek and Sharon Watson with the Local History Department at the Piqua Public Library, the reunion began to take shape. “The Local History Department has been fantastic,” Alexander said, noting Meek and Watson assisted them in researching vintage stories about Battery C that were included in a special booklet presented to each former soldier attending the reunion. “Sharon Watson does genealogy and she helped us track down some of the people we weren’t able to find,” Alexander said. Staley noted that 21 of the 60-some members survive. The unit didn’t lose any members during the Korean War. There were some surprises in the search for former Battery C members. “We found out that two of

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Man charged MUNICIPAL COURT in standoff waives hearing BY TOM BARNETT Sean M. Fisher, of Piqua, who staged a sixh o u r standoff with law enforcement offiin cers Sidney on Jan. 18, waived a Fisher preliminary hearing on felony burglary and kidnapping charges in Sidney Municipal Court Friday morning. Judge Duane Goettemoeller ordered Fisher, 33, whose court documents list his address as 529 Boone St. in Piqua, held for action of Shelby County Common Pleas Court. An unposted bond of $50,000 was continued. Fisher appeared on courtroom video from the Shelby County Jail. He is facing single charges of burglary and attempted burglary as well as two counts of kidnapping. The burglary

Board to meet WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Board of Elections will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. A representative from the Secretary of State’s office will be present to honor a poll worker who is retiring after 44 years. Other items on the agenda include approval of equipment delivery for the March 6 primary election and a review of campaign finance reports from local candidates.

charge is a second-degree felony and attempted burglary a felony of the third degree. The kidnapping charges are second- and third-degree felonies. Fisher was apprehended about noon Jan. 18 as he attempted to flee from the Village West Apartments in Sidney where he had resisted arrest by Sidney Police and the Shelby County Tactical Response Team throughout the morning. More than 40 officers were involved in the incident. Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler said the charges against Fisher stem from allegations he entered one apartment in the Vandemark Road complex through an attic and, once inside, tried to prevent occupants from leaving.


In Sidney Municipal Court Friday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Regina A. Elson, 35, 5805 Dawson Road, Houston, $150 and costs and sentenced her to 90 days in jail for obstructing official business and also $150 and costs and 90 days in jail on a criminal damaging charge. She was then fined $50 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail for a drug paraphernalia offense. She will receive credit for 18 days jail already served and will be permitted to complete the Amelia House program in lieu of 70 days jail on each of the obstructing business and criminal damaging charges. She will serve the remaining 52 days in jail. • Trevor M. Newbauer, 37, 314 N. Ohio Ave,Apt. 5, waived extradition to the state of Indiana on felony contempt of court charges in a nonsupport case. • Grant I. Miller, 43, 2417 Alpine Court, was

fined $175 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Travis Foster, 23, at large, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to unauthorized use of property. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Michael O. Henson, 53, 5570 Smith Road, Houston, was fined $850 and costs, sentenced to 90 days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for two years for his third driving while under the influence offense within six years. He will be permitted to be evaluated for drug/alcohol abuse in lieu of 30 days jail and 30 days of the sentence may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Jesse L. Goings, 23, 3012 State Route 66,


FRIDAY -3:12 a.m.: wires arcing. Sidney firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Fair Road and Colonial Drive where electric wires were arcing. -12:02 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 600 block of West Parkwood Street. THURSDAY -10:23 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 2800 block of Wapakoneta Avenue for a medical call. -3:34 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call at mile marker 88 of Interstate 75. No transport was made.

-1:08 p.m.: open burn. Firefighters responded to an openburning complaint at 1010 Broadway Ave. The fire was compliant with the city ordinance. -12:35 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1900 block of Michigan Street for a medical call. -11:21 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2400 block of Alpine Court.

Police log THURSDAY -12:25 p.m.: contempt. Sidney Police arrested Trevor M. Newbauer, 35, 314 N. Ohio Ave., Apt. 1, on a warrant charging contempt of court. 11:47 a.m.: found property. A


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Houston, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail on a criminal damaging charge. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs and restitution of $100 are paid in full. • Brooke N. Davis, 18, 5880 State Route 29, Lot 39, was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and her driver’s license was suspended for six months for driving while under the influence. Jail may be reconsidered if she completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. • Phillip J. Henderson, 26, 315 Charles Ave., was fined $250 and costs and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service on a driving while under suspension charge. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Tyler Sanchez, 18, of Piqua, was fined $75 and costs for driving while under restrictions.


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FRIDAY -2:27 p.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to 5711 Knoop-Johnston Road to investigate a report of electric utilities thefts. -5:20 a.m.: propertydamage accident. A deputy was dispatched to County Road 25A at Wells Road in Franklin Township for a vehicle in the ditch.

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the guys we had deceased were still living,” Alexander said. Of the surviving members, many of whom live in Miami County, while others live in several states around the country, 10 attended the reunion at Piqua American Legion Post 184. During the reunion, which was attended by several wives, each member had an opportunity to speak about their military service and what they have done over the years since leaving active duty. Former Battery C contacted members about the reunion agreed it was an enjoyable experience. “I really enjoyed hearing what they did during the war and what they did after getting back home,” said Stanley Thomas, of Sidney. Thomas was one of the soldiers who served in Korea, recalling the climate extremes the soldiers endured — blistering heat, bone-chilling cold and drenching downpours. “It was good to see the old guys,” said Richard Hardesty, of Troy, who was a mess sergeant in


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ON 60TH anniversary of Piqua National Guard Battery C, 136th Field Artillery, being activated during the Korean War, a number of people turned out for the unit’s first reunion. Attending the event were (front row, l-r) Charles Wooley, Walter Felver,

Richard Hardesty and Marvin Shoup; second row, Betty Wooley, Barbara Francis, Lois Hardesty and Betty Shoup; third row, Paul Staley, Ken Williamson, Robert Francis, Stanley Thomas, William Bryiant and Charles Alexander.

Korea. “I had a really good time. It was the first time I had seen some of them since the war,” said Charles Wooley, of Piqua. Walter Felver, of Piqua, said the reunion was an opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends from the past. “There were a lot of guys I hadn’t seen for a long time,” said Felver, who added that he and Thomas were on the same troop ship that traveled from the United

Ash Street to Wayne Street and then over to the Pennsylvania Railroad depot,” Alexander said. A Piqua Daily Call story on the sendoff noted that the Piqua Central High School and Piqua Catholic High School bands played at the event and Mayor Wilbur Reck praised the soldiers for their service to the nation. Serving in Battery C

States to Korea. Glenn Devers and Toni Francis, representing the Mission: Vets to D.C. organization, were special guests at the reunion. back 60 Looking years, Alexander and Staley recalled the community sendoff given to the soldiers on Jan. 21, 1952. “We met at the Armory in our dress uniforms and marched up

was sort of a family affair for Alexander. He said he served in the unit with three brothers-inlaw, Glenn, Bill and Lee Landis. Alexander said when Battery C members arrived in Camp Polk, La., they went through basic training. Unlike today when entire units are sent overseas, at that time the Army pulled out members of units to fill a need for replacements.

While many of the Battery C members went to Korea, others were assigned elsewhere. Alexander was sent to Germany, where the United States still had an occupying force following World War II. Staley recalled he thought he was going to Korea, but found out otherwise when he arrived in California. “They took me off the ship because my tour of duty wasn’t long enough to serve in Korea,” Staley said. He finished out his service time on a base in California, processing draftees. While organizing the event took a lot of time, Alexander and Staley agreed that it was well worth the effort. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Staley said. While it took 60 years for Battery C members to get together, the next reunion is already in the planning stages. “We’re hoping to have a picnic this summer,” Alexander said, expressing hope that more members will be able to attend.


Kent State University KENT — Amanda Miller, of Sidney, was named to the president’s list at Kent State University. To qualify for the president’s list, full-time students must have an average in the semester of 4.0 and must have completed 15 or more letter-graded credit hours by the end of the semester. Local residents named to the dean’s list were Cody Topp, New Bremen; Elicia Woodrum, DeGraff; Gabrielle Jutte, Maria Stein; Stefanie Bodenmiller, Jackson Center; Sarah Bensman, Russia; and Adria Helton, Sidney.


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Trustees name Delaet HOUSTON — Loramie Township Trustees have reorganized and will see some changes this year. One major change for the township is that Fiscal Officer Barbara Cook will end 27 years in that position. Taking over as fiscal officer will be Bonnie Paulus. She assumes the duties on April 1. The new township zoning officer is Larry Phlipot. Steve Simmons and Ted Bruns were appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Trustee president will be Chad Delaet and vice president is John Bensman. The other is Dale trustee Goubeaux, new to the position. There is a change in the meeting date of the trustees. They will now Delaet meet on the second of the Wednesday month at the Houston Rescue building.

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Mabel L. Zorn JACKSON CENTER — Mabel L. Zorn. 100, of Jackson Center, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 9:25 a.m. at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home in Jackson Center.

Township trustees reorganize The Washington Township Trustees met in a special session for the purpose of reorganization. T h e trustees agreed to keep the Huffman positions of officers as last year: William Huffman, chairman; Douglas Stangel, vice chairman; and Randy Schwable, overseer of Beechwood Cemetery. The trustees agreed to have regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the township house, located on Hardin-Wapakoneta Road. Due to the fourth Thursday in November being on Thanksgiving Day, the trustees agreed to have the regular meeting on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Also, the trustees agreed to have the 2012 special session-closing meeting immediately following the regular session that is scheduled on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. The trustees agreed that all rates will remain the same. The zoning enforcement officer will be paid $5,300 per year; B e e c h w o o d groundskeeper will be paid $14.50 per hour; and the purchase of cemetery lots will remain the same, sold by pair at $800.


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BOTKINS — Ruberta C. Hemmert, 88, of rural Botkins, died at 4:43 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 2, 1924 in Rhine, the daughter of Peter and Alvina (Greve) Steinke, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1943, she married Elmo Edward Hemmert, and he survives her. Other survivors include seven children, Shirley Ellinger, of Lima, Paulette (Jim) Fisher, of Bowling Green, Edie (Dave) Huelskamp, of Ann Wapakoneta, (Larry) Vehorn, of Anna, Dan (Carol) Hemmert, of Sidney, Donna (Chuck Houts) Doseck, of St. Sherry Marys, and (Mark) Cisco, of Botkins; 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Ursula Wachauf, of St.Marys, Sylvia (Urban) Schneider, of Wapakoneta, and Sally (Mark) Cisco, of a brother, Botkins; Bernard (Audrey) Steinke, of Moore Haven, Fla.; four half brothers, Jim (Bea) Schaub, of Lakeview, Dan (Connie) Schaub, of Botkins, Dave Schaub, of Wapakoneta, and Paul (Sue) Schaub, of WaNumerous pakoneta. nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Franklin Schaub; a sonin-law, Robert Ellinger; a

brother and sist e r - i n - l a w, Sylvester “Dutch” (Luella) Steinke; a half brother, Frank Schaub; and brothers-in-law and sister-inlaw, Emil Wachauf and Ralph and Florence Koenig. A homemaker, Ruberta was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, and its Altar Rosary Sodality. She was also a member of the Shelby County Right to Life, and the Legion of Mary. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening. She was also an avid sports fan, especially the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State University Buckeyes. A loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, she delighted in hosting family gatherings. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church by the Rev. Patrick Sloneker. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta. Memorials may be expressed to the Shelby County Right to Life or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at

Paul E. Cales ST. MARYS — Paul E. Cales, 71, of 11190 Schroeder Road, Lot 13, died unexpectedly at 6:56 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. He had formerly lived in Dayton and Sidney. He was born April 11, 1940, in Greenup, Ky., the son of Henry and Esta (Henson) Cales. He married Bobbie Sue Neth on June 4, 1988, and she survives at the residence. He is also survived by his six children, Paul (Nevin) Cales II, of Key West, Fla., David (Ruth) Cales, of Troy, Karen Cales, of New Bremen, Amy Przekop, of Cardington, Eric Jones, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Dawn (Giancarlos) Ramos, of Honolulu, Hawaii; 13 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren; and his three sisters, Dean Case, of Tipp City, Jean Leonard, of Kettering, and Sherry Yerkey, of Medway. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Paul was a graduate of Wayne High School in Huber Heights. He had


assisted his father in the operation of the Dayton Speedway and had been the manager of the North Xenia Drive In Theatre. He retired from PMI Corp. in Troy, where he had been a machinist. He later owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Sidney and operated a motor route for USA Today Newspapers. He enjoyed NASCAR, bowling, boating and fishing. He was a member of the Celina Moose Lodge and Celina Eagles. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, by the Rev. Bill Maki. Private family burial services will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Auglaize County Cancer Association. Condolences may be sent to the family via


Hocking College NELSONVILLE — Hocking College recently announced that Clifford Deweese, of Sidney, and Alex Holscher, of Fort Loramie, were named to the dean’s list for fall quarter of 2011. Each achieved at least a 3.3 grade-point average and completed 12 or more credit hours.

Do you favor passage of the so-called Heartbeat Law, which would outlaw abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat? Dan Borchers Russia Management “Yes, I’m definitely for it. It’s already a live person at that time.”

Diane Meyer Botkins Accounting “I’m for the bill because I’m right to life and I believe in life from the moment of conception.”

Rita Monnin Botkins Teachers aide “I’m for it. Abortion is murder. It’s killing a baby.”

Mary Schmiesing Sidney Homemaker “It just seems once you detect a heartbeat, shouldn’t that child be protected?”

Dave York Russia Farmer “Yes, because that’s definitely a sign that life’s begun.”

Sister Rita Maureen Schmidt Sidney “I would be for it. It’s moving in the right direction.”

Text and photos by Luke Gronneberg

Police arrest 2 on drug charges Investigators from the Sidney Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office and the Sidney-Shelby County Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 635 Linden Ave. Friday, recovering hypodermic needles, prescription pills and heroin and marijuana paraphernalia. Arrested following the search were Regina A. Elson, 35, at large, and Harold W. Davis, 47, 16980 McCloskey School Road. Elson is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and a probation violation. Davis is charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. Both are incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail. Police are continuing their Investigation and say additional charges



are likely. “This warrant execution is a continued effort by the Sidney-Shelby County Narcotics Task Force to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking in Shelby County,” Sidney Police Capt. Jerry Tangeman said. “Information resulting in this warrant and investigation was derived in part from concerned citizens of Shelby County.” Police continue to ask residents of Sidney and Shelby County to contact the Sidney-Shelby County Narcotics Task Force at 498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 4988477 if they have any information concerning drug activity.

‘State of Villages’ event to be on local TV

NEW KNOXVILLE — The Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Villages Breakfast” held in New Knoxville Thursday will be telecast on NK Telco Channel 3 today at 2 p.m. and again Sunday at 6 p.m. The telecast will feature reports from the mayors 2011 dean’s list for the of Minster, New Knoxville and New Bremen. ComDavid B. Falk College of ments by state Sen. Keith Faber, state Rep. Robert Sport and Human DySprague, and Cory Noonan, deputy district secrenamics. tary for U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, will also be included.

Syracuse University SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Meghan Baumer, of Minster, was named to the Syracuse University fall

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Several hurt in collapse at Cincinnati casino site BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A floor collapsed into a V shape Friday at the construction site of a new casino, sending workers sliding down to the ground and injuring at least a dozen of them. Authorities said there were no life-threatening injuries in the collapse, which came just weeks after a similar accident at a Cleveland casino with the same developer. The collapse occurred shortly before 8 a.m. as a crew was pouring a section of concrete floor, Steve Rosenthal, of casino co-developer Rock Gaming LLC, said Friday. Rosenthal told reporters at a news conference that it was too soon to determine what caused the collapse. Fire Chief Richard Braun, who was one of the first on the scene after the collapse, said that a beam supporting the floor “sheared away” and the floor came down while the workers were on top of it. “They basically rode the V down,” Braun said. No one was underneath the 60-foot-by-60-foot section of floor. The injured were sent to hospitals with what appeared to be mostly bruises and bumps, and possibly some broken bones, the fire chief said. All workers were accounted for, according to Rosenthal. Jessie Folmar, a spokeswoman for

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OSHA OFFICIALS inspect the scene of a collapse at the Horseshoe Casino under construction Friday in Cincinnati. Around a dozen workers were injured. Cincinnati-based Messer workers. Construction Co., said OSHA inspectors, as the company was trying well as investigators to learn what happened from the state, were Friday. looking into the acciMesser has a clean dent. The developers safety record with the said work won’t resume Occupational Safety and until the construction Health Administration team and authorities say since 2006, according to it is safe. information from the The collapse occurred agency’s database. Its on what will be the last Ohio incident was casino’s second floor, said that year, when it was Jason Mullins, business penalized for four seri- manager for a union repous violations and paid a resenting ironworkers penalty of $3,125. One on the project, but not involved a lack of ade- the workers who were quate fall protection for hurt. The framework

was more than one-third complete, Mullins said. Mullins said some of the union’s workers were at the site and saw at least part of the collapse. “They were shaken up, but they were not injured and they worked to help those who were,” he said. “No one was underneath the floor, or there could have been lives lost.” Authorities have said that at least a dozen people were injured. The company knew of at least seven people who were taken to hospitals, but others may have gone on their own, Rosenthal said. The casino is being developed by Rock Gaming in partnership with Caesar’s Entertainment. The same team is behind a casino project in downtown Cleveland where a garage partially collapsed on Dec. 16. A 60foot-by-60-foot second-level section of the parking deck gave way while concrete was being poured. No one was injured. There is “absolutely zero connection” between the collapse in Cincinnati and the accident in Cleveland, Rosenthal said. “These are two different construction management companies, two different contractors, two different sites, two different areas.” Rock Gaming spokeswoman Jennifer Kulczycki said the concrete work being done Friday was “a regularly scheduled pour.”


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Rivers rise in Ohio CINCINNATI (AP) — Rivers are rising in Ohio following downpours that swamped streets and closed a road in Cincinnati because authorities said a nearby hillside was weakened by the rain. The National Weather Service reported minor flooding Friday along waterways including the Grand River in northeast Ohio and the Scioto River in southern Ohio. The Ohio River was near flood stage in Cincinnati. Police reported road closures due to high water at several spots in southern and southwest Ohio. Friday morning commuters in Cincinnati were warned to find another route around a road shut down in the city’s Price Hill area. Officials said there was a risk of a mudslide and of trees falling into the road. Thursday’s 1.57 inches of rain in Cincinnati set a record for Jan. 26.

Dad indicted CINCINNATI (AP) — A misdemeanor indictment has been returned against a Cincinnati-area man accused of restraining his 12-year-old daughter with duct tape, putting her in a dog cage and threatening to electrify it. A statement from the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office says the girl spent “a matter of minutes” in the cage and that the misdemeanor charge against James Tapke is appropriate. It says the girl often voluntarily entered the cage to be with the family’s bull mastiff. Tapke, of Springfield Township, was indicted on a count of unlawful restraint, carrying a penalty of up to 60 days in jail. His attorney has said he claims it was a joke that got out of hand. The girl was not injured. She lives with her paternal grandparents, and Tapke has no custody rights.

Somalia is topic COLUMBUS (AP) — Somalia’s numerous problems, from piracy to humanitarian suffering to receiving money from overseas immigrants, are the subject of a two-day conference at Ohio State University. The previously scheduled conference comes just days after U.S. special forces rescued two hostages inside Somalia and killed nine captors in the process. The Somalia at Crossroads conference begins Friday and includes Somali officials, academic experts and a representative from the U.S. State Department. Columbus has as many as 20,000 Somali residents, the country’s second-largest population after Minnesota.

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MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. man who helped build a trauma center in Haiti after January 2010’s devastating earthquake was treated at that hospital after being critically wounded during a robbery in the capital of Port-au-Prince, his wife and doctors said Friday. David Bompart, 50, of Columbus, Ohio, was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a bank and was in critical condition Friday at a Florida hospital. Bompart was picking up money for an orphanage building project when robbers sprayed bullets at him at close range. He was hit but able to walk to a nearby Project Medishare hospital for help, said his wife, Nicolle Bompart, 45. The robbers stole his camera and passport, but

the money for the orphanage remained safe in Bompart’s pants pocket, his wife said. The suspects have not been arrested. “I feel like this was a robbery (by) some people who were desperate to feed their families, and I choose to look at it as that’s why they did it,” Nicolle Bompart said. He underwent two surgeries at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare before he was airlifted Thursday night to a Miami hospital, said spokeswoman Catherine Murphy. Bompart was on a ventilator at the Ryder Trauma Center and had gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, said Dr. Nicholas Namias, the center’s co-medical director.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Gwinnett County jury has awarded $2.3 million in damages after a judge determined that Kroger destroyed and manipulated key video evidence involving an injured customer. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 49-year-old Craig Walters said he slipped on crushed fruit on the floor of a Kroger store near Douglasville in 2008. His attorney, Lloyd Bell, said Walters suffered a serious spinal cord injury in the fall. Walters sued the grocery company, and a jury returned the $2.3 million verdict after a three-day trial.


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whether it should be tossed out. The election overhaul shortens Ohio’s early voting period, among other changes. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says Ohio should start over with new legislation after the presidential election. The Democrats’ bill wouldn’t shorten early voting and would allow Ohioans to register to vote online and expand forms of voter identification to include passports and college IDs.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A group of Democrats in the Ohio House say they’ve got a package of election changes ready to go should the Republican-led Legislature decide to repeal a separate election measure that’s the subject of a November ballot referendum. The Democrats’ proposal comes after the state’s top election official called for lawmakers this week to scrap the election law rather than allow voters to decide



911 details released LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Moore smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital on M o n d ay night and was convulsing and “semi-cons c i o u s , barely,” acMoore cording to a caller on a frantic 911 recording released Friday by Los Angeles fire officials. The woman tells emergency operators that Moore, 49, had been “having issues lately.” “Is she breathing normal?” the operator asks. “No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the friend says as she hurries to Moore’s side, on the edge of panic. The recording captures the 10 minutes it took paramedics to arrive as friends gather around the collapsed star and try to comfort her as she trembles and shakes.

Twitter criticized NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting unfettered expression, 140 characters at a time. Twitter insisted its commitment to free speech remains firm, and sought to explain the nuances of its policy, while critics — in a barrage of tweets — proposed a Twitter boycott and demanded that the censorship initiative be scrapped.

Faster exit for France PARIS (AP) — France and Afghanistan agree NATO should speed up by a year its timetable for handing all combat operations to Afghan forces in 2013, President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday, raising new questions about the unity of the Western military alliance. Sarkozy also announced a faster-track exit for France, the fourth-largest contributor of troops in Afghanistan — marking a distinct break from previous plans to adhere to the U.S. goal of withdrawing combat forces by the end of 2014. The proposal comes a week after four unarmed French troops were killed by an Afghan soldier described as a Taliban infiltrator.


‘Brothel token’ found LONDON (AP) — The Museum of London is displaying a coin found by the River Thames that may have been used nearly 2,000 years ago as a “brothel token” in Roman London. The bronze coin shows a man and woman in an intimate embrace. Senior curator Caroline McDonald said Thursday it is impossible to determine precisely what the coin was used for. She says it is probable brothels existed in London when the coin was in circulation after the Roman invasion of Britain in the 1st Century A.D. Experts believe the coin was concealed by mud along the river banks for some 2,000 years before it was discovered recently by a man with a metal detector looking for objects near Putney Bridge.

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American economy not healthy yet, but it’s healing BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy may not be truly healthy yet, but it’s healing. The 2.8 percent annual growth rate reported Friday for the fourth quarter was the fastest since spring 2010 and was the third straight quarter that growth has accelerated. Experts cautioned, however, that the pace was unlikely to last and that it’s not enough to sharply drive down the unemployment rate. Unemployment stands at 8.5 percent — its lowest level in nearly three years after a sixth straight month of solid hiring. And Friday’s Commerce Department report suggests more hiring gains ahead. For the final three months of 2011, Americans spent more on vehicles, and companies restocked their supplies at a

robust pace. Still, overall growth last quarter — and for all of last year — was slowed by the sharpest cuts in annual government spending in four decades. And many people are reluctant to spend more or buy homes, and many employers remain hesitant to hire, even though job growth has strengthened. The outlook for 2012 is slightly better. The Federal Reserve has estimated economic growth of roughly 2.5 percent for the year, despite abundant risk factors: federal spending cuts, weak pay increases, cautious consumers and the risk of a European recession. Economists noted that most of the growth in the October-December quarter was due to companies restocking their supplies at the fastest rate in nearly two years. That pace is expected to slow. “The pickup in growth doesn’t look half as good when you realize that most

of it was due to inventory accumulation,” said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. Ashworth expects annualized growth to slip below 2 percent in the current January-March quarter. Other economists have similar estimates. Stocks opened lower after the government reported the growth figures. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down about 74 points. Broader indexes were mixed. In a normal economy, roughly 3 percent growth is a healthy figure. It’s enough to keep unemployment down — but not so much growth as to ignite inflation. But coming out of a recession, much stronger growth is needed. By some estimates, the economy would have to expand at least 5 percent for a full year to drive down the unemployment rate by 1 percentage point.

Obama: ‘colleges on notice’ BY KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama fired a warning at the nation’s colleges and universities on Friday, threatening to strip their federal aid if they “jack up tuition” every year and to give the money instead to schools showing restraint and value. Obama can’t proceed, though, without the OK from Congress, where the reaction of Republican lawmakers ranged from muted to skeptical. Higher education leaders worried about the details and the threat of government overreach, and one dismissed it as mere election-year “political theater.” Average tuition and fees at public colleges rose 8.3 percent this year and, with room and board, now exceed $17,000 a year, according to the College Board. Obama delivered his proposal with campaign flair, mounting a mainstream appeal to young voters and struggling families. He said higher education has become an imperative for success in America, but the cost has grown unrealistic for too many families, and the debt burden unbearable. “We are putting colleges on notice,” Obama told an arena packed with cheering students at the University of Michigan. “You can’t assume that you’ll just jack up tuition every single year. If you can’t stop tuition from going up, then the funding you get from taxpayers each year will go down.” Obama is targeting only a small part of the financial aid picture — the $3 billion known as campus-based aid that flows through college administrators to students. He is proposing to increase that amount to $10 billion and change how it is distributed to reward schools that hold down costs and ensure that more poor students complete their education.

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IN THIS Thursday file photo, Republican presidential candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (left), listens to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a Republican presidential candidates debate in Jacksonville, Fla. Confident and forceful, Romney’s debate performance scores points with body-language experts.

Romney’s forceful body language scores in debate BY JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The hands came out of the pockets. The gaze was intense. Mitt Romney leaned confidently into the lectern. Even with the sound turned off, Romney would have stolen Newt Gingrich’s debate thunder with a surprisingly commanding and aggressive performance in the latest Florida faceoff, body language experts said Friday. To some, in fact, it was as if the two Republican presidential candidates had swapped roles, with Gingrich, the aggressor (and ultimate victor) in South Carolina, suddenly seeming the uncomfortable, squirmy candidate in Florida. It was a marked change for Romney, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, an expert in political communication at the University of Pennsylvania. “All his nonverbal cues suggested directness,” she said. “The halting delivery was gone. He didn’t

hesitate before responding. The indecisiveness disappeared.” The former Massachusetts governor also showed flashes of temperament, unafraid to display real anger at Gingrich’s calling him, in an ad, an “antiimmigrant” candidate. “Mr. Speaker, I’m not antiimmigrant!” he retorted. “The idea that I’m anti-immigrant is repulsive. Don’t use a term like that.” The anger came off as both real and controlled, said body language coach Patti Wood, which was important because it projected the sense that Romney wouldn’t be carried away by his emotions as president. “It was a controlled strength,” said the Atlantabased Wood, who coaches politicians and executives. “His shoulders were up, chest back. Very effective.” And equally important, Wood said, is the way Romney ended the exchange — with a slight, satisfied smile that stopped short of a smirk: “He could have ruined it at that moment with a smirk, which

he’s been known to do, but he didn’t.” Where did the new Romney technique come from? Both Jamieson and Wood say it was clear the candidate had been well coached. Indeed, Romney has been working with a new coach — Brett O’Donnell, formerly with Michele Bachmann’s campaign. “You don’t make that kind of change without practice,” says Jamieson. Another expert, Lillian Glass, said it was more than just technique — that perhaps Romney was getting a better sense of himself as a candidate. “You can coach someone, but the body doesn’t lie,” said the Los Angeles-based Glass, who coaches both politicians and actors in body language. “What’s going on psychologically shows. What I’m seeing is more conviction, that he seems more sure of what he is saying.” One thing was clear to Glass: “If you turned off the sound last night, that was your leader, just based on the physical alone.”

Right-to-work impact still unclear INDIANAPOLIS — The battle over the right-to-work issue may be reaching a conclusion in Indiana as the state prepares to become the first to adopt the law in more than a decade, but the argument over exactly what the measure means for a state’s economy is likely to rage on, unresolved, as it has for 70 years. Since the 1940s, 22 states have passed laws barring unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers for labor representation. Supporters, mostly Republicans, insist the measure helps create a pro-business climate that attracts employers and increases jobs. Opponents say the law only leads to lower wages and poorer quality jobs. The evidence on the issue is abundant, but also conflicting and murky. The clearest conclusion, according to many experts, is that the economies of states respond to a mix of factors, ranging from the swings in the national economy to demographic trends, and that isolating the impact of right-to-work is nearly impossible. Obscuring the answer is “the difficulty of distinguishing the effects of the RTW laws from state characteristics, as well as other state policies that are unrelated with these laws,” said economists Ozkan Eren and Serkan Ozbeklik, who conducted a major study last year of the right-to-work laws in Oklahoma and Idaho.

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Little firefighter Brandon Vinson, 7, who has cystic fibrosis, fights backs tears as the Indiana House of Representatives passes a resolution making him an honorary firefighter in the state of Indiana on Thursday while his father, Indianapolis Fire Department firefighter Greg Vinson, reacts.


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This Evening • The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department hosts dinner at the firehouse beginning at 5 p.m. Carry-out available. Breaded tenderloin or fish with french fries, applesauce and drink. Cost: $7. • 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 • Catholic Adult Singles Club will meet to tour the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakoneta. (419) 678-8691.

Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • The New Knoxville Community Library will hold Storytime from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 3, 4 and 5. Stories, songs and more.

The GGs perform for an appreciative crowd at Dorothy Love Retirement Community recently. The free concert was open to the public, as well as to Dorothy Love residents.

Monday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • Wagner Manufacturing and General Houseware Corp. retirees meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans. • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will host Storytimes at 6:30 p.m. • Minster Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Wooden Shoe Inn, Minster. • 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

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“Red Skelton: A Performance Tribute,” to be presented by Gateway Arts Council (GAC) at Sidney High School Feb. 12, is sold out, the arts council announced Thursday. Arts council staff said it is pleased at the overwhelming response to the show and noted that people purchasing tickets are from many villages and cities. In light of the rapid sale of “Red Skelton” tickets, GAC encourages those interested in purchasing tickets to the April 1 performance of “Oh What A Night! — Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” to do so early. Tickets to “Oh What A Night!” can be purchased at Ron & Nita’s in Sidney and at the Gateway Arts Council offices at 216 N. Miami Ave. or by calling 498-2787.

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LIMA — Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will feature Dr. Curtis E. Young, Van Wert County OSU Extension educator, speaking on “Invasive Species of Importance to Ohio” Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the OSU-Lima’s Visitor and Student Services Center, 3900 Campus Drive. The program is free and open to the public. Young will discuss invasive insect and plant species, both past and present, and their impact on Ohio. He will include species that are knocking on Ohio’s door, including the Asian longhorned beetle that has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to many tree species throughout North America. The society’s 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Feb. 17-20, a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is free. It is open to all ages and skill levels. Birds can be counted anywhere and data is submitted via the Internet. To learn how to participate, explore past results or enter the photo contest, visit For information, call (419) 227-9231.



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Mike Bennett, chairman of the Shelby County Vets to Washington, DC Committee, has announced that the group of volunteers is now accepting applications for its seventh and possibly final trip to Washington, D.C., for area World War II and Korean War veterans who haven’t yet been to Campbell/Wolaver visit their memorials. the Accompanying veterans will be their tended Mount Vernon Nazarene College. He is caregivers and commitemployed by Copeland tee volunteers. Trip dates will be May 18-20. in Sidney. Veteran and caregiver applications can be picked up at the American Legion and VFW posts in Sidney. All veteran and caregiver applications must be received by April 15. Like the organization’s previous six trips beginning in 2009, the May trip is free for the attending veterans. In their previous six trips, the committee has taken 214 area World War II and Korean War veterans and an almost

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demonstrations of how to get a wedding day glow, a wedding wear fashion show, the chance to consider honeymoon destinations and the matching apparel, a blissful bouquet workshop, and a chance to win a downtown gift basket valued at more than $500. Businesses participating include AAA, The A&B Coffee & Cake Co., AMS Uniforms, The Bootery, Bread of Life, Beanery, Brenda’s Candy Bouquet, Cavalier Clothing, Commercial Printing, Country Primitives, Daily Advocate, ElementsLife, Granny’s Corner, KitchenAid Experience, The Ivy League, Janet’s Bakery, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Montage Café, Pamela’s Intimate Apparel, Readmore’s Hallmark, Romer’s Catering, St. Clair Manor, and Youniques Boutique. First Fridays are presented by Main Street Greenville. To learn more, visit

DR. WALBut he never LACE: I’m 19, seems like he and my fiance is wants to. 21. He wants to My parents set a date for like Phil, but our marriage, think he might I keep but already be an alstalling because coholic, so they I’m not so sure I keep preaching ’Tween to me not to want to marry him. Don’t get 12 & 20 marry him until me wrong. He is he has stopped Dr. Robert a great guy with drinking altoWallace many fine qualgether. I’m not ities, but he has sure this will one major flaw. He con- ever happen. I fear he, sumes much more alco- like his father, is an alcohol than he should. His holic and not like his sofather is an alcoholic and cial drinking mother. has been hospitalized Would it be possible that several times for alcohol- Phil would quit drinking related illnesses. His after we are married? He mother considers herself says he loves me and a “social drinker.” would do anything for Both of my parents me. He is a compassionare nondrinkers. I, too, ate and sweet guy! Your have never tasted alco- advice, please. — Chrishol, and I don’t intend to. tine, San Antonio, Texas I know what misery it CHRISTINE: Some can cause a family. Many people do eliminate bad times my fiance has habits after saying, “I asked me to take a sip of do,” but the majority conhis cocktail, but I re- tinue to “do their thing” fused. I’ve tried to get Phil to cut down on his alcohol consumption, but he always says that he can control his drinking whenever he wants to.

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until “death do they part.” Couples considering marriage should confront their bad habits before tying the knot, especially when it comes to drinking. Alcohol is a powerfully addictive drug, and the addiction lasts a lifetime. With the help of groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, an alcoholic can live a sober life — so long as the person never drinks again. Don’t marry Phil at this time. Promises to quit sometime in the future are insufficient. Make sure he understands he has no chance of being your husband until his alcohol problem is eliminated. It’s very possible that you will never marry Phil! DR. WALLACE: Don’t hedge! Give me your honest professional answer. Which addiction is more harmful, tobacco or alcohol? I’m doing a

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equal number of caregivers and volunteers to the nation’s capital. According to Bennett, “Most of our most recent applications are coming from outside Shelby County. I know there are still some World War II and Korean War veterans from Shelby County who haven’t yet been to D.C. to see their memorials for the first time. But they haven’t come forward to sign up. This next trip could very well be the last time this opportunity is available for them. We don’t want to miss any of those ‘greatest generation’ veterans.” Committee members have begun raising funds for the May trip through fundraisers and private donations designed to cover all expenses of the veterans. Besides motor coach travel, fundraising must cover all meals, lodging, regular rest breaks with refreshments, medical supplies and supple-


MCCARTYVILLE — Bethany Lynn Shuster, of Kettlersville, and Jason Levi Klopfenstein, of Botkins, announce their engagement and plans to marry July 7, 2012, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Brian and Lynn Shuster, of Kettlersville. She graduated with honors from Anna High School in 2008 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Toledo in 2011. Her fiance is the son of Ronald and Beth Klopfenstein, of Botkins. He is a 2008 Botkins High School and Upper Valley JVS graduate

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

J.C. Penney gets rid of hundreds of sales

Enrollment open for high school business experience program Ohio Business Week (OBW), an entrepreneurship experience for high school students, is accepting applications for its 2012 summer program. A weeklong residential program managed by the Ohio Business Week Foundation, OBW immerses high school students in the American free-enterprise system. Held on the campuses of Youngstown State University, June 24-30, and Ohio Dominican University, July 8-14, OBW offers students a professional experience unmatched in the classroom setting. During OBW, participants are assigned to a student company with 10-12 other students in order to complete business, financial and marketing plans for a simulated start-up business venture. “Students emerge from OBW with the skills and experience they need to excel in higher education and in entrepreneurial the world,” said John Davis, executive director of the Ohio Business Week Foundation. Since 1989, the program has benefited more

Payroll workshop planned at Edison PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is sponsoring a free Payroll & Responsibilities workshop Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn the responsibilities of the business owner as it relates to payroll and withholding taxes. This workshop will examine aspects of FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act); federal income tax; FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act); SUTA (State Unemployment Tax Act); Workers Compensation; and school district, city and state withholdings. Calculations, wage-based limits, filing requirements and the reconciliation process for each also will be discussed. The workshop is to be conducted by Bryan J. Moore, of Employers Choice Plus Payroll Services Inc. This event will be held at Edison Community College Main Campus located at 1973 Edison Drive, in room 057. For further information or to register, contact the Edison SBDC at (937) 381-1525.

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major move by Apple executive Ron Johnson since he became Penney’s CEO in November, is different from Walmart’s iconic everyday low pricing. Unlike Walmart, Penney’s goal isn’t to undercut competitors, but rather to offer customers more predictable pricing. “Pricing is actually a pretty simple and straightforward thing,” Johnson told the Associated Press during an interview ahead of the announcement at the company’s Plano, Texas, headquarters. “Customers will not pay literally a penny more than the true value of the product.” Penney’s plan comes as stores are struggling to wean Americans off of the profit-busting bargains that they have come to expect in the weak economy. The move is risky, though, because shoppers who love to bargain-hunt may be turned off by the absence of sales. “The big question on investors’ minds will be: ‘How customers will react to a single price point versus a perceived

discount under the old strategy?’” says Citi Investment Research analyst Deborah L. Weinswig. Here’s how Penney’s pricing strategy will work: — Sale prices become everyday prices. The company will use sales data from last year to slash prices on all merchandise at least 40 percent or lower than the previous year’s prices. So, a woman’s St. John’s Bay blouse regularly priced at $14.99 could have the “Every Day” price of $7. — Fewer sales. The retailer will pick items to go on sale each month for a “Month-Long Value.” For instance, jewelry and Valentine’s Day gifts would go on sale in February, while Christmas decorations would be discounted in November. Items that don’t sell well would go on clearance during the first and third Friday of every month when many Americans get paid. Those items will be tagged “Best Prices,” signaling to customers that’s the cheapest price. — New tags. The re-

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tailer used to pile stickers on price tags to indicate each time an item was marked down. But now each time an item gets a new price, it gets a new tag too. A red tag indicates an “Every Day” price, a white tag a “Month-Long Value” and a blue tag a “Best Price.” — Simpler pricing. Penney will use whole figures when pricing items. In other words, you won’t see jeans with a price tag of $19.99, but rather $19 or $20. — New advertising. Ads began airing Wednesday with a shopper screaming “No” to discounts as they look in their mailboxes, a pile of coupons and big sales signs. The company also has a new spokeswoman (talk show host Ellen DeGeneres) and logo (a red outline of a box that features JCP in the corner.) And a 96-page catalog will be mailed each month to 14 million customers, along with other promotional efforts. The strategy, unveiled at Penney’s investor meeting on Wednesday, comes as the retailer tries to turn around its business. Heavy discounting has hurt department stores like Penney. The group generates an average of about $200 per square foot, less than half the $550 or $600 stores like Victoria’s Secret and Lu-

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Sidney Daily News, Saturday, January 28, 2012


Sidney Daily News, Saturday, January 28, 2012



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100 years Jan. 28, 1912 The grocers, butchers and merchant held an interesting meeting at Wednesday Thursday Today Tonight Sunday Monday Tuesday LOCAL OUTLOOK Sexauer’s hall last evening with a good attendance. Four new members were added to the membership as follows: L.G. Croft, MonCloudy, Partly Mostly Partly Mostly Partly Partly snow in cloudy cloudy; cloudy cloudy; cloudy; cloudy tanus and Kraft, The It looks like a chilly Farmers’ Milling Co. a.m.; Low: 25° 40% High: 35° 30% 30% High: 45° partly chance of chance chance Low: 20° Low: 33° and breezy weekend and C.O. Stiles. These cloudy snow of snow of snow with snow make a total of 46 memp.m. High: 33° High: 45° High: 45° showers bers in the organization High: 35° Low: 20° Low: 40° Low: 33° possible with the prospect of othb o t h ers joining soon. today ––––– a n d Voress Loudenbach, Sunday. Glenn Hance and Lester AccumuLove skated down to Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset lations Troy yesterday to spend High Thursday.......................42 24 hours ending at 7 a.m...1.07 Saturday’s sunset ......5:50 p.m. look light, but slick spots the afternoon and Low Thursday .......................32 Month to date.....................2.46 Sunday’s sunrise .......7:49 a.m. will be possible evening with friends in Year to date........................3.53 Sunday’s sunset.........5:51 p.m. that city. ––––– Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for At the meeting of the Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high Boy Scouts last evening, temperatures, go to the Scout council was organized with the followNational forecast ing men: C.J. Briggs, City/Region Forecast highs for Saturday, Jan. 28 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy president; B.D. Heck, High | Low temps Forecast for Saturday, Jan. 28 vice president; James MICH. Van Riper, secretary, Cleveland and William Gray, treasToledo 36° | 29° urer. W.B. McCabe and 36° | 29° W.E. Partingotn were Youngstown appointed commission38° | 27° ers. Mansfield PA.

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Bowler’s thumb ruining his game you have a new DEAR DR. ball, I can underDONOHUE: For stand why the 20 years, I have problem has bowled in a arisen. The presleague and had no sure produces problems until scarlike tissue this year. Now I around a nerve have such pain at innervating the the base of my It thumb that I can To your thumb. the squeezes hardly hold the good nerve, which is ball. And my bowling has behealth the source of your come a disaster. Dr. Paul G. pain. A similar situWhat do you Donohue ation produces think this is? What can I do about it? — similar pain. That situation is inflammation of R.O. ANSWER: A good can- the thumb tendon and its didate for your problem is covering. You can solve both bowler’s thumb. It’s a somewhat-common bowl- problems with the same ing ailment. The thumb treatments. Having the hole of the bowling ball is thumb hole beveled reputting pressure on the lieves the pressure on base of your thumb. I your thumb. Or you can don’t know why this is adopt a different grip by happening now if you’re not inserting the thumb to using the same ball you the full depth of the hole. have used for 20 years. If Or you can wear a thumb

guard. Or you can pad the thumb hole. Or you can buy a ball that doesn’t exert pressure on your thumb. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would appreciate your evaluation of exercising on a stationary, upright bike (in bad weather) as compared with a street bicycle or just plain walking. I am an 86-year-old male. — F.F. ANSWER: A stationary, upright bike provides excellent exercise for both the heart and the leg muscles. Outdoor biking, because of the wind, terrain variations and the fact that you’re propelling your body weight, is more taxing. If you can increase the amount of pressure needed to turn the stationary bike’s pedals, that would put both on an

equal plane. The same goes for walking. With each step, you’re supporting and transporting your body weight. You’re not wasting your time on the stationary bike. It’s a great way to continue to exercise on days where the weather doesn’t permit outside exercise. And you’re getting approximately the same benefits. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from

Sister hidden in wings must find her own stage DEAR ABBY: — LIVING IN I’m a freshman in THE SHADOWS high school and IN ILLINOIS my sister is a junDEAR LIVior. She plays vioING IN THE lin in our school SHADOWS: It orchestra (first would be helpful chair), gets if you would stop straight A’s in all comparing yourDear her classes (honself to your sister. ors and AP You are an indiAbby courses) and is vidual, and indiAbigail gorgeous and viduals do not all popular. I, on the Van Buren blossom at the other hand, am socially same rate. You have acawkward, spend most of complishments you my time with my nose should be proud of. You jammed in a book, barely play an instrument, you get A’s in my few honors are in some honors courses and play in the courses, and you are a school band. READER. The time you I have a few close spend with your “nose friends, but most of them jammed in a book” will aren’t in any of my pay off later because you classes so I eat lunch are developing your alone. I don’t want to be mind. popular; I just want to I recommend you find stop being jealous of my an area of interest that sister. your sister hasn’t tried, How can I do that and develop that. It’s a when anything I do that’s way to excel at somegood is overshadowed by thing in your own right, all her accomplishments? and make some new ac-

quaintances so you aren’t Homosexuality is not lost in the glare of your accepted in my family, sister’s spotlight. and I wouldn’t be comfortable about being open DEAR ABBY: I’m a in public with another 35-year-old woman. My woman. Can you help me boyfriend of two years decide what to do? — and I are having issues ANONYMOUS IN ALAbecause of his irresponsi- BAMA bility. He’s a great guy DEAR ANONYwith a heart of gold, but MOUS: You may not be he can’t keep a job. He attracted to women, but has quit the same job you appear to be atthree times within the tracted to this one. Your last 12 months and now disappointment in your is fully unemployed. boyfriend’s inability to I have been confiding hold a job is not the in a female friend who issue here. The issue is happens to be a lesbian. your fear of your family’s Her understanding and disapproval and your compassion have brought embarrassment about us a lot closer than I being open about your could have ever imag- attraction if it turns out ined. to be more powerful Honestly, I am not at- than you want to admit. tracted to women, but Whether you ignore your there’s something going feelings or follow on in my heart for her. through on them, you She knows how I feel and will pay a price. My adhas expressed interest in vice is be true to yourtaking our friendship to a self, but make sure you different level, but I’m think long and hard benot sure I can do it. fore acting.

Jan. 28, 1937 “The crisis is past.” That was the word that ran like wildfire today down the 2,000 milelong flood front on which $400,000,000 damage and an estimated 400 deaths have been caused. Definite word that the flood-maddened Ohio River is slowly receding, and that the Mississippi will not reach the crests previously predicted, gave optimism to the historic disaster. ––––– Three burglaries which occurred sometime during the night were reported to local police officers this morning. Entered by burglars were the Montgomery Ward store on Court Street; the W.E. Baumgardner Implement store, also on East Court Street, and the Sidney Paper Box and Novelty Co. Nothing of value was reported taken at any of the three places although all three safes in the different offices were ruined. ––––– To Shelby County went the credit for one of the largest, if not the largest, truck load of supplies sent into the stricken city of Cincinnati during the flood period. Officials in charge of relief activities told Frank Clark and “Red’ Foster when they delivered 15 tons of bedding, clothing and mattresses day before yesterday, that it was the largest single shipment of supplies received up to that time.

50 years Jan. 28, 1962 County Auditor Arthur Billing has been notified that he has been named a member of the National Association of County Officials.

The honor was given Billing on recommendation of George W. Taylor, executive secretary of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio according to an announcement in Columbus. Taylor said he recommended Billing because of his ability as a local government official and his interest and activities in connection with the state and national associations. ––––– Ohio’s “finest” state highway office building was dedicated today out on St. Mary’s Road on the northwest edge of Sidney. Label of “finest highway office building” came from Theodore M. Kauer, state director of public works, and he spoke from inside knowledge of all state construction which his department supervises. “We are particularly proud of this building,” Kauer said. “It is the best we have ever built for the highway department.” Cost of the threestory structure for which the contractor was Knowlton, Inc., of Bellefontaine, was $475,000.

25 years Jan. 28, 1987 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Seventythree seconds of silence, the length of Challenger’s final flight, was the spaceport’s tribute as Americans honor seven astronauts, including the first “ordinary citizen” in space, who died a year ago today. School children around the country planned memorial observance today, a statue made of 1 million pennies donated by youngsters was being dedicated, the families of the crew planned to join public memorials or grieve privately, and President Reagan was addressing NASA workers via satellite. ––––– “There is no better time than now to buy a new home or to sell your existing home and move up,” advises Caven Risk, president of the Shelby County Board of Realtors Inc. “Interest rates are still edging down and are at their lowest point since the late 70s.” ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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SPORTS Saturday, January 28, 2012



REPLAY 50 years ago January 28, 1962 Houston’s untamed Wildcats are becoming more robust and Jackson Center’s Larry Hughes has attained new hoop heights. The Wildcats extrneded theri winning skein to 17 straight by clawing Anssonia’s Tigers 87-67. And at the same time, Larry set a new scoring mark for both Shelby county and Jackson Center by hitting an astronomical 47 points in a 92-61 conquest of Rushsylvania’s Rockets.

25 years ago January 28, 1987 The Sidney High freshhmen vbasketball team raised its record to 7-4 with a 40-39 victory over Lima Shawnee. Mike Gallimore had 10 points and J.J. Jelks 11 rebounds. The win comes on the heels of a 58-40 win over Botkins on Saturday. Gallimre scored 15 and Jelks had 10 rebounds. Ambos led Botkins with 17.

CALENDAR High school sports TODAY, TONIGHT Girls basketball Greenville at Sidney Lehman at Covington Russia at Anna Bethel at Riverside Minster at Wapakoneta Houston at Fort Loramie Botkins at Jackson Center Houston at Fort Loramie Boys basketball Springfield Cavs at Christian Aca. Versailles at Russia Northridge at Riverside Minster at Wapakoneta Fort Loramie at Fort Recovery Swimming GWOC at Trotwood Wrestling Versailles at Sandusky St. Marys

ON THE AIR High school basketball On the Internet (Times approximate) TODAY, TONIGHT — Girls basketball, Hoouston at Fort Loramie. Air time 2:10. Boys basketball, Versailles at Russia. Air time 7:40. — girls basketball, Houston at Fort Loramie. Air time 2:15. Boys basketball, Versailles at Russia. Air time 6:10. TUESDAY — Boys basketball, Jackson Center at Russia. Air time 7:10 THURSDAY — Girls basketball, Fort Loramie at Botkins. Air time 7:10

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It's just a bad situation because of the timing.” — national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell, on Greg Schiano leaving Rutgers to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ON THIS DATE IN 1901 — The American League is founded. The league plans for a 140-game schedule, set player rosters at 14 and recognizes the Players Protective Association, the players’ union. 1949 — Monte Irvin and Ford Smith are signed by the New York Giants. They are the first black players to sign with the club. 1990 — The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in the most lopsided Super Bowl. The 49ers are the first repeat NFL champion in a decade and tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl wins.

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Hoying goes over 1,000 Elchert sets 3-point mark JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center remained unbeaten with a hard-fought 5445 victory over Houston Friday in a game that saw senior standout Andy Hoying hit a milestone. Hoying finHoying ished with 14 points, and needed only six going into the game to reach 1,000 points for his career. He hit the figure in the third quarter. In addition, Trey Elchert hit Elchert three threepointers in the win, and that gave him 81 for his career, which breaks to old record of 80. “Houston did a good job on Andy,” said Jackson coach Scott Elchert. “He had 14 but he had to work hard. He only needed six points to reach 1,000, and didn’t get it until the third quarter, so that tells you something about Houston’s defense. “I thought we played well

on the defensive end, too,” he added. “Both teams had to work hard for what they got. I thought Trey had a real nice floor game, and his shots all seemed to come at key times in the game.” Elchert and Alex Meyer both added 13 points for the Tigers. Houston also had three players in double figures, led by Ryan Curl with 14. Brandon Clack had 12 and Adam Mullen added 11. Jackson Center goes to 9-0 in the County and 14-0 on the year. They travel to Russia for a big league game Tuesday. Houston is now 3-6 in the county and 5-9 on the year, and hosts Anna Tuesday. Houston (45) Mullen 4-2-11; Clack 4-2-12; Phlipot 4-0-8; Curl 6-2-14. Totals: 186-45. Jackson Center (54) Opperman 3-0-8; Meyer 5-3-13; Hoying 3-8-14; Ryder 1-0-2; Wildermuthg 1-0-2; Winner 1-0-2; Elchert 50-13. Totals: 19-11-54. Score by quarters: Houston ........................11 21 35 45 Jackson .........................12 27 41 54 Three-pointers: Houston 3 (Clack 2, Mullen); Jackson 5 (Elchert 3, Opperman 2). Records: Jackson 14-0, Houston 5-9. Reserve score: Houston 45, Jackson 42.

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JACKSON CENTER’S Gavin Wildermuth holds the ball up and away from Houston’s Brandon Clack in action at Jackson.

Slow start dooms Sidney Sidney outscored Vandalia by three in the second half, but that wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the 20-point deficit at the half in an 80-63 loss to the Aviators in Greater Western Ohio Conference North boys basketball Friday at the high school. The loss drops the Jackets to 2-5 in the North and 2-12 overall. They will be back in action Friday at home against Piqua. Vandalia stunned the Jackets with a 27-point opening quarter, and that led to a 4424 lead for the visitors at the half. “We got down early because of a bad first quarter,” said Sidney coach Greg Snyder. “They were just beating us down the floor. We talked about it this week because that’s what they did to us at their place. They’re as good as I’ve seen at passing the ball down the floor, and they were getting open layups. We got enough open looks, but they SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg just wouldn’t go down.” SIDNEY’S PRESTON Heath goes up strong against Vandalia’s The Jackets were unable to Sam Hershberger in action at Sidney Friday night. cut into the lead much in the

third period, outscoring the Aviators by just one, and despite a 14-point fourth quarter by Patwaun Hudson, the margin was just too big to overcome. “We played pretty well in the second half,” said Snyder. “We got it down to 11 at one point and had the ball with a chance to get it under 10. But Vandalia has the prototypical slashers, and they do a good job of finding the soft spot in the defense.” Hudson finished with 25 for the Jackets, all but two coming in the first and fourth quarters. Dezmond Hudson added 16. Vandalia (80) Tindall 1-0-2; Owens 2-1-5; Cloud 2-1-6; Hershberger 0-2-2; Jake Greer 8-5-21; Motter 1-0-2; Joiner 3-0-7; Pugh 4-2-10; Jordan Greer 10-5-25. Totals: 31-16-80. Sidney (63) Heath 1-3-5; D. Hudson 6-2-16; Manley 4-0-9; Herd 1-0-2; Barnes 0-11; P. Hudson 9-2-25; Echols 0-2-2; Beigel 1-0-3. Totals: 22-10-63. Score by quarters: Vandalia........................27 44 58 80 Sidney ...........................12 24 39 63 Three-pointers: Sidney 9 (P. Hudson 5, D. Hudson 2, Beigel, Manley); Vandalia 2 (Cloud, Joiner). Records: Sidney 2-12, Vandalia 8-7.

Anna win streak continues, 62-37 ANNA — Anna got things untracked midway through the first quarter and went on to beat the Fairlawn Jets 62-37 in County boys basketball action. The win was the sixth in a row for the Rockets, who go to 5-3 in league play and 10-5 overall heading to Houston Tuesday. Fairlawn falls to 1-8 in the County and 4-11 overall. The Jets host Loramie Tuesday. “We got off to a pretty good start, although we really didn’t get going until the middle of the first quarter,” said Anna head coach Nate Barhorst. “Jay Meyer and Chandon Williams got us going, and our defense was there again all night.” The Rockets led 17-9 after a quarter, and outscored the

Jets 17-3 in the second period for a 34-12 lead at the half. Williams continued his outstanding play, pouring in 21 points to lead the Rockets. Meyer added 15 and Nick Reier finished with 10. Trey Everett had 15 to lead the Jets. Fairlawn (37) Everett 6-3-15; Hughes 0-1-1; Wells 3-0-6; Cox 3-0-6; Brown 3-0-7; Covault 0-2-2. Totals: 15-6-37. Anna (62) Metz 1-0-2; Seger 1-0-2; Reier 5-010; Williams 9-0-21; Meyer 6-0-15; Berning 1-0-2; Long 2-2-6; Gephart 10-2; Albers 1-0-2. Totals: 27-2-62. Score by quarters: Fairlawn..........................9 12 25 37 Anna..............................17 34 50 62 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 1 (Brown); Anna 6 (Williams 3, Meyer 3). Records: Anna 10-5, Fairlawn 411. Reserve score: Anna 62, Fairlawn 17.

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ANNA’S CHANDON Williams goes in against Fairlawn’s Jesse Hughes in action Friday night at Anna.


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Raiders rally to edge upset-minded Trojans BY TONY ARNOLD

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MINSTER’S ADAM Niemeyer drives to the bucket against Coldwater Friday night at Minster.

Minster wins in MAC play MINSTER — Minster held Coldwater to just 19 points over the first three periods and went on to post a 45-34 victory over the Cavaliers in Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball Friday. The win puts Minster at 3-2 in the league and 6-7 overall, with Wapak coming to town tonight. “We were only up five at the break, but the defense that we played in the first half continued into the second,” said Minster coach Mike Lee. Adam Niemeyer had 11 to lead a balanced Minster attack. Coldwater (34) Bruns 7-1-16; Post 1-1-4; Brunet 2-2-6; Bruggeman 0-11; Heyne 1-0-2; Wolters 2-0-5. Totals: 13-5-34. Minster (45) R. Hoying 2-0-5; Huber 3-0-6; Knapke 1-3-5; Niemeyer 5-1-11; Poeppelman 2-4-8; Wolf 4-0-8; B. Hoying 1-0-2. Totals: 18-8-45.

Score by quarters: Coldwater...........10 12 19 34 Minster...............11 17 33 45 Three-pointers: Coldwater 3 (Bruns, Post, Wolters); Minster 1 (R. Hoying). Records: Minster 6-7, Coldwater 4-8. Reserve score: Coldwater 45, Minster 40.

—— Rangers lose by 10 NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville gave state-ranked Fort Recovery all it could handle before losing 47-37 in MAC play Friday. Knoxville, 6-7, got 17 points from Lucas Leffel. Fort Recovery (47) Pottkotter 2-1-5; . Kahlig 423-10; Dilworth 0-2-2; Gelhaus 8-3-19; Kaiser 1-0-3; E. Kahlig 3-2-8. Totals: 18-10-47. New Knoxville (37) Arnett 1-0-2; Lageman 2-06; Allen 2-1-6; S. Kuck 1-2-4; B. Kuck 1-0-2; Leffel 4-6-17. Totals: 11-9-47. Score by quarters: FR .........................8 22 33 47 NK ........................5 15 23 37

Sidney bowlers win over Piqua Sidney swept Piqua in Greater Western Ohio Conference North bowling action Friday at BelMar Lanes. The boys had 2167 to Piqua’s 1993. The girls upped their record to 5-2 in the North and 15-4 overall with 2130 to Piqua’s 1871. The girls rolled regular games of 913 and 880 and baker games of 177 and 160. Shelbie Anderson led Sidney with a 233, one pin more than Michelle Abbott’s 232 game. Holli James rolled a 226 in junior varsity action.


Sidney’s boys had a 30-pin lead after the first regular game ended 927-897. Sidney then rolled a 913 to Piqua’s 836 in the second regular game. The Jackets then finished with baker games of 174 and 153 to Piqua’s 120 and 140. Sidney was led by Luke Goubeaux with a 224 and Trent Knoop with a 212. Jordan McClure rolled a 214 in JV action. Sidney is off until Thursday at Trotwood at 4 p.m. Then Friday will be the second youth spirit night, with Vandalia coming to Bel-Mar at 4:30.

BOTKINS — Botkins enjoyed a lead throughout most of the game, but it was the Russia Raiders delivering a host of c l u t c h plays down the stretch Francis to capture a 60-59 thriller on the road in County boys basketball Friday. The all-important victory for the Raiders (122), keeps them very much alive in the league race with a huge conference matchup on deck with league-leading Jackson Center on Tuesday. Russia is 7-1 in the league with their only loss coming to Jackson Center. Botkins, who played with plenty of hustle, drops to 7-7 and 4-5 in league play. “I told the kids after, we did everything we wanted except put one in the win column,” said coach Brett Meyer of the Trojans. “I think we showed we’re definitely a capable team.” While Russia had plenty of solid performers throughout the game, it was Treg Francis who seemingly sincarried gle-handledly the Raiders down the stretch. With Russia trailing by seven and time running out, Francis converted back-to-back three-point plays as the Trojan lead was sliced to one at 54-53 with three minutes remaining. A bucket by Francis tied it up at 55-all and his bucket in the lane with just over 30 seconds proved to be the gamewinner.

seconds of each other. Russia came rolling back with a 7-0 run that got them within a deuce at 28-26. Hoops included a bucket by Monnin, a Bremigan three, and a pair of charity tosses by Francis. A late three by Zimpfer bumped the Trojan lead up to 31-26 at the break. Russia came out with a pair of early hoops in the third. They went low to Wilson and a bucket by Francis had the deficit down to one (3130). But Botkins answered with a gutsy 9-2 run to build their first double-digit lead at 4232. Schwartz hit a trey to put Botkins up by 10. Russia came right back with a 7-0 run and the cushion was reduced to three (42-39) after Wilson canned a pair of free-throws. Both teams exchanged punches early on in the fourth. A nice drive and hoop by Francis was countered with a nifty hoop by Egbert and the Trojan lead was 4842. The Botkins lead was up to 51-44 before Bremigan canned a three. Russia closed things SDN Photo/Jason Alig out from there, knocking SETH HOYING of Botkins drives to the bucket as down critical buckets, Trevor Sherman of Russia tries to stop him in ac- and adding some decisive defensive stops. tion Friday night at Botkins. “He really came for them,” through Meyer said of Francis. “He started taking the ball to the basket. He took it right at us, and I hadn’t seen that out of him before tonight.” Early in the game, Russia led 4-2 following a pair of buckets by Brandon Wilson but Botkins responded with a spirited 14-3 run. The Trojan tear built a 16-7 lead for the hosts. The spurt was ignited by a pair of soft-touch hoops

by Tyler Egbert and capped off when Egbert drilled a triple and Ethan Zimpfer scored on a fast-break. Botkins maintained their lead in the second quarter and when Hoying canned a pull-up baseline jumper, they were up 21-14. The Raiders countered when Francis drilled a triple to slice it to 21-17. The Trojan lead was back to nine after Gabe Lawrence canned a 17-footer and a three-pointer within 20

Russia (60) Francis 8-4-21; Bremigan 20-6; Sherman 2-2-7; Schafer 11-3; Rittenhouse 2-1-6; Dues 0-1-1; Wilson 6-2-14; Monnin 10-2. Totals: 22-11-60. Botkins (59) Zimpfer 4-0-9; Egbert 7-216; Hoying 3-1-8; Geyer 2-0-4; Schwartz 2-5-10; Lawrence 20-5; Bornhorst 3-1-7. Totals: 23-9-59. Score by quarters: Russia ................11 26 39 60 Botkins...............18 31 44 59 Three-pointers: Russia 5 (Bremigan 2, Francis, Sherman, Rittenhouse); Botkins 4 (Zimpfer, Hoying, Schwartz, Lawrence). Records: Russia 12-2, Botkins 7-7.

Browns name Childress offensive coordinator CLEVELAND (AP) — Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland’s broken offense. Shurmur hired former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as his first offensive coordinator on Friday, reuniting two coaches who spent seven seasons together on Andy Reid’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Browns confirmed Childress’ hiring with a release that did not include any quotes. Childress, who spent nearly five seasons with the Vikings before he

was fired in 2010, will try to improve the Browns’ dismal offense, which scored just 218 points last season, finished 29th in total yardage, 28th in rushing and 24th in passing. He’ll also have input in the team’s vital decision at starting quarterback. — a choice that could impact the club for years. The 55-year-old Childress was a logical choice to join the Browns, who went 4-12 in their first season under Shurmur. In addition to being tight with Shurmur, Childress is

familiar with the West Coast offense the Browns installed last year and he’s represented by agent Bob Lamonte, who also has Shurmur and Browns president Mike Holmgren as clients. Shurmur juggled both head coach and coordinator duties during a troublesome first season in Cleveland. It’s believed Shurmur will initially call Cleveland’s plays next season but he intends to turn things over to Childress, who recently interviewed for Tampa Bay’s head coach-

ing job. Childress has only one season (2006) of experience calling plays. Childress is the third former NFL head coach on Shurmur’s staff, joining defensive coordinator Dick Jauron and senior defensive assistant Ray Rhodes. Childress was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator from 200305 when Shurmur coached the Eagles quarterbacks. While he was with the Eagles, Childress went to three straight NFC title games and the Super Bowl in 2004.

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Raterman finalist for Lowe’s award Versailles graduate Justine Raterman continues to receive awards for her play at the University of Dayton. She was one of 10 NCAA women’s basketball players selected as a finalist for the 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible, the athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievments in four areas of excellence, incommunity, cluding classroom, character and competition. Raterman leads the Lady Flyers in scoring and rebounding this season and is in the top 10 of several career categories. She has led Dayton in scoring every year and led the Lady Flyers to the postseason in each of her three previous seasons. Fans can vote at and on the Facebook page at eniorCLASSAward. Fans can vote online through March 18. Meanwhile, Raterman had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds in Dayton’s 8178 overtime win over Richmond this week. She was 8-for-8 from the line, including two with :05 remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime.





She followed that up with 11 points and 4-for5 field goal shooting in a lopsided win over Fordham. She is averaging 13.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Lady Flyers, who are 13-5 on the season.

Derek Billing, Anna When he was in high school at Anna, Billing was phenomenal from behind the three-point arc. And that didn’t change when he went off to college. Billing had a careerhigh 28 points Thursday night to lead Lake Superior State to a 71-66 vicover Ohio tory Dominican. Key to his outburst was hitting 7-for-8 from behind the three-point line. Overall, the sophomore guard was 9-for-11 from the floor. He upped his average on the year to 14.8 and is hitting 43 percent from three-point range on 44 of 103. He’s also averag-

ing 4.1 assists per game.

Jessica Slagle, Lehman Slagle has been outstanding this season for Bowling Green, and she had perhaps her best game of the year in a win over Ball State. She finished with a career high 22 points, was 8-for-13 from the field, added four assists and also had a careerhigh five steals. And in the game prior to that, a win over Eastern Michigan, she had eight points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Thanks in large part to her play, BG is 17-3 on the year.

Ashley Baumer, Botkins A senior track letterwinner at Ohio Northern in Ada, Baumer finished 10th in the AP Photo/Jessica Hill 3,000 meters in the Northwest Ohio Invita- DAYTON’S JUSTINE Raterman, right, of Versailles, battles with Buffalo’s Brittany Hedderson in the second half of a college basketball game in Storrs, tional at Findlay. Conn., back on Nov. 25. Raterman has been selected as a finalist for the Kathy Dirksen, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, it was announced this week.

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Dirksen is a junior thrower for the women’s track team at Hillsdale College in Michigan. In her first action of the new year, she won the shot put and the weight throw at the Saginaw Valley State Open, and was fourth in the shot put with a distance of 40-83/4 in the Northwest Ohio Invitational at Findlay.

Scott Schnelle, New Bremen Schnelle had two solid games for Ohio Northern in action against Muskingum and Otterbein, with 12 points and four rebounds in the first game, and 12 and five in the second.

Dick Tennery ................177 Bill Johnson .................175 Jim Risk .......................174 Fred Bodenmiller .........170 Willie Metz ...................169 Richard Reading ..........169 SENIOR WOMEN High game Linda Limbert ..............234 Rose Ann Chaffins .......224 Jan Bensman ...............216 Dorothy Harford ..........206 Sue Dougherty .............205 Linda Rumpff ...............204 Lois Metz ......................201 Gail Fogt.......................201 High series Rose Ann Chaffins .......568 Wilma Smith ................543 Linda Limbert ..............517 Lois Metz ......................512 Sue Dougherty .............510 Diane Fleckenstein ......496 Dorothy Harford ..........492 Jan Bensman ...............494 High average Rose Ann Chaffins .......163 Linda Rumpff ...............147 Jan Bensman ...............145 Sue Dougherty .............143 Lea Muhlenkamp.........142 Lois Metz ......................142 Gail Fogt.......................140

Katie Helmlinger .........139 Diane Fleckenstein ......139 BOYS High game Trent Knoop .................300 Jacob Blankenship.......251 Jac Beatty.....................243 Kegan Latimer .............236 Luke Goubeaux ............235 Damon Huffman ..........233 Michael Barber ............223 Kyle Lloyd ....................223 High series Trent Knoop .................743 Jacob Blankenship.......655 Ryan Yinger .................606 Kegan Latimer .............593 Michael Barber ............580 Luke Goubeaux ............559 Josh Abbott...................557 Kyle Lloyd ....................555 High average Trent Knoop .................220 Kegan Latimer .............183 Jacob Blankenship.......183 Luke Goubeaux ............174 Michael Barber ............171 Cameron DeMoss .........163 Sean Holthaus..............158 Josh Abbott...................156 GIRLS High game Bethany Pellman .........266

week, with 10 points, two blocks and two steals against Wooster, and eight points and five rebounds against DePaul.

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Schriber had 10 points for Heidelberg in Amanda Francis, a loss to Wilmington this Fairlawn Replogle played well week. Schriber is a 5Francis continued her for Wittenberg this foot-8 junior forward

BEL-MAR LANES HONOR ROLL Bel-Mar Bowling Lanes Honor Roll MEN High game Joe Green .................(2) 300 Dave Fogt.......................300 Brian Green.................. 300 Bob Elsner .....................300 Jon Abbott......................300 Josh Ludwig ..................299 Adam Hilyard................298 Dan Swiger....................290 Chris Joyce ....................289 Curt Joyce......................289 Nathan McBride ...........288 Shaun Piatt ...................288 High series Joe Green.......................828 Dan Swiger....................785 Josh Ludwig ..................784 Bob Elsner .....................782 Brian Green...................771 Chris Joyce ....................769 Curt Joyce......................758 Adam Hilyard................756 High average Joe Green.......................235 Josh Ludwig ..................227 Dan Swiger....................227 Bob Elsner .....................222 Curt Joyce......................216 Tim Hutchinson ............215 Galen Collier .................214 Jon Abbott......................212 WOMEN High game Haley VanHorn .............279 Angie Mentges ..............278 Megan Coffield ..............277 Jackie Maurer ...............253 Donna Gold....................251 Heather Dresback.........246 Melanie McBride...........244 Brenda Schulze .............236 High series Haley VanHorn ............721 Angie Mentges .............681 Jackie Maurer ..............680 Cassie Latimer.............649 Teresa McGrath ...........645 Brenda Schulze ............624 Patti Latimer................619 Gerri Waldroop.............600 High average Angie Mentges .............194 Jackie Maurer ..............188 Cassie Latimer.............180 Teresa McGrath ...........179 Sarah Allen ..................172 Haley VanHorn ............170 Donna Gold ..................170 Joy Cippoloni................169 SENIOR MEN High game Don Bodenmiller ..........277 Jerry Smith ..................255 Mark Deam ..................252 Dick Tennery ................249 Ralph Abbott ................248 Marty Stapleton...........239 Bob Kritzer...................238 Richard Reading ..........237 High series Ralph Abbott ................686 Don Bodenmiller ..........651 Mark Deam ..................631 Dick Tennery ................631 Tom Hill........................626 Willie Metz ...................610 Marty Stapleton...........610 Bill Johnson .................609 High average Ralph Abbott ................181 Tom Hill........................181

high-scoring antics at Northwestern Ohio, with 18 points and seven rebounds against Cornerstone, 20 points against and 18 Marygrove against Aquinas. Against Marygrove, she was 8for-10 from the floor.

Shelbie Anderson .........244 Michelle Abbott ............223 Ally Kittle.....................209 Holli James ..................185 Tiffany Kies..................184 Autumn Emrick ...........169 Anna Frohne ................169 High series Bethany Pellman .........675 Shelbie Anderson .........581 Michelle Abbott ............557 Holli James ..................502 Ally Kittle.....................484 Tiffany Kies..................477 Austin Emrick..............429 Morgan Carey ..............421 High average Bethany Pellman .........184 Shelbie Anderson .........177 Michelle Abbott ............166 Tiffany Kies..................145 Holli James ..................139 Ally Kittle.....................137 Autumn Emrick ...........123 Jenna Beatty ................122

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Investigation leads to guilty plea Big Buck Club for Miami County deer processor to hold annual event at Ashland

NEW CARLISLE — An investigation into the selling of venison by Happy Jack’s deer processing recently resulted in a guilty plea in the Miami County Municipal Court, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Division of Wildlife law enforcement received information that Happy Jack’s was selling deer meat contrary to Administrative Ohio Code. The Division of Wildlife initiated a plain clothes investigation. On multiple occasions during the investigation Happy Jack’s sold deer summer sausage and trail sticks to a Division of Wildlife Investigator. A search warrant was obtained for Happy Jack’s facility and a large amount of deer meat in various stages of processing as well as records and a computer were seized and held as evidence. On Dec. 19, Jack W. Orth 68, New Carlisle, owner and operator of Happy Jack’s, pled guilty to wildlife charges stem-

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TED DAVIS (left) of Davis Meats helps Shelby County Wildlife Officer Tim Rourke load Rourke’s truck with some of the 698 pounds of venision seized in a recent investigation. Davis Meats, with the help of the Shelby County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, processed the venison, which was donated to the Bethany Center in Piqua. ming from a 2011 inves- amount of $350 and she tigation into the selling also ordered that the of deer meat. Mr. Orth deer meat seized during along with his attorney the search warrant be appeared in the Miami forfeited to the Bethany County Municipal Court Center in Piqua. before Judge Elizabeth Also charged in the Gutmann and pled investigation was Benguilty to one charge of jamin J Campbell 25, of the sale of deer meat and Huber Heights, Ohio guilty to one charge of with sale of deer meat. failing to keep accurate Benjamin Campbell aprecords. peared in the Miami As part of the sen- County Municipal Court tence, Judge Gutmann before Judge Mel Kemordered a $50 fine on mer and pled guilty to each charge plus court the sale of deer meat. costs, restitution in the Judge Kemmer ordered


a $25 fine plus court costs. On Jan. 13, approximately 521 packages of deer trail sticks and summer sausage as well as 698 pounds of ground venison were donated to the Bethany Center located at 339 South Street in Piqua. The Bethany Center is an ecumenical nonorganization profit whose purpose is to serve those in need. Their services include a soup kitchen, food pantry, and clothing bank. A portion of the 698 pounds seized in the case had not been processed. Through the generosity of Ted Davis of Davis Meats in Sidney, and the Shelby County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, the processing costs and labor were covered and the processing of the venison completed. Anonymous tips to the county wildlife officer from concerned hunters sparked the undercover investigation. Hunters can also report wildlife violations to through the Turn-In-APoacher (TIP) Program.

ASHLAND, Ohio – The 53rd Annual Buckeye Big Buck Club event that includes a banquet and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. The day will include a number of events, with doors opening at 9 a.m. There will be a scorer's meeting at 10 a.m. followed by hunting seminars that will begin at 11 a.m. A general membership meeting will be held at 3 p.m., while the buffet style dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards program at 6:30 p.m. As always, dress is casual for the event. According to Jon and Lori Byers, banquet chairmen and organizers of this year’s banquet, this year’s event will feature a deer head display of approximately 200 deer heads that will be open to the public. Byers said Dr. Mike Tonkovich, the Ohio Department of Natural Re-

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Local man on mission to help needy BY CLIFFORD JEFFERY MINSTER — Sitting on a row of stadium seats removed from a closed elementary school, Joe Eilerman is calm and happy — not the image of a man who has been handed a death sentence. But Eilerman, of New Bremen, believes the cancer that is killing his body has also given him a new insight into his reason for being on the earth. A recent visit to Tanzania confirmed for Eilerman the need the people of Tanzania have for outside assistance. Eilerman, with the help of others who wished to help the lives of those less fortunate, formed the Mission of the Body and Blood, a nonprofit charitable group headquarered in Minster with a mission to improve the spiritual and physical lives of people who may subsist on less than a dollar a day.

Visit to Tanzania Eilerman and other members of the MBB board recently returned from the heart of Tanzania. While countries surrounding Tanzania have been at war with each other and their own people, Tanzania’s government is democratic and civil. Violence is denounced and, generally, not a threat to the staff of nonprofit organizations attempting to operate in the country. For MBB, the board’s trip to Tanzania confirmed that God could use the small group of Buckeyes there. In the long drive to Dodoma, where they plan to build a school for girls, the group encountered people in need at every turn. They visited an orphanage where children needed most everything from bedding to school supplies. They visited a trade school where students needed computers and other equipment. The group of board members tried to help where they could. They bought a freezer for a farm that needed to preserve meat, and purchased a generator for a leper colony that had been without electricity for some time.

in two Land Cruisers. eventually a medical Along the way, one of school.” Eilerman said an ag them sustained damage to the transmission. It program could help supwas patched with a piece port the school instead of of scrap metal found on relying on constant gifts the road in the desert, and from patrons in the it kept running, taking United States. The goal is to develop a them all the way to place that is eventually Dodoma. The group was a little self-sufficient, he said. way outside Dodoma, vis- Unfortunately, Eilerman iting with locals in the said they are currently town of Mtumba when kept busy just meeting they discovered the town the current needs of the was having problems get- people there. The group sent a shipting fresh water. A member of the team ping container in Septemhad experience with wells ber that was filled with and felt the one in equipment and food for Mtumba could be sal- another Catholic mission vaged. The village elders group already operating Photo provided agreed to give MBB 100 in the area. The first shipJOE EILERMAN, of New Bremen, stands with some children in Tanzania. Eil- acres to be used for a ping container crossed the erman and others formed the Mission of the Body and Blood to help needy farm, a school and a clinic, Atlantic with food, a medin exchange for work on ical table, 32 55-gallon people in the African country and in other countries. the well to make it viable drums of soy meal and While visiting with of the Body and Blood and also a source of nutri- again. building equipment, inpeople who were blind happen. The Maria Stein tion, Eilerman said. cluding a wood lathe. The Water table and missing fingers and Retreat Center Board has “We want to get our While surveying the second container came legs due to leprosy, Eiler- experience working with heads together to get a land, and looking into the from Utah where MBB man noticed how happy such missions, and mem- farm in Dodoma and village’s water problems, exchanged goods for some the people were. Despite bers of that board joined hopefully get some export- Eilerman said they deter- medical equipment the condition of their bod- MBB, giving needed expe- ing started,” he said. mined that the water needed by some of the ies, and the disease that rience in the realm of inFive members of MBB table is close enough to medical clinics in the took so much from them, ternational nonprofits.” visited Tanzania in the the surface to make the lo- area. A third container is Eilerman said the people Mike Bruns, owner of fall. Each one came back cation desirable for agri- packed and ready to go. at the colony continued to Bruns Builders in St. with stories to tell of the culture. The members of MBB are love life. The MBB group Henry, understands con- country and its people. Initially, the group already planning a fourth took a collection before struction and associated “We went there on Oct. planned on buying about shipment to go to the peoleaving, in order to help costs. Ed Werling is 17. We traveled from Dar 70 acres for the school for ple of Tanzania. the colony purchase a new knowledgeable about es Salaam and drove to about $70,000 near Lake Shipping costs generator. farming and nutrition. Morogoro,” he said. Victoria. Their plans Members of Mission Team enterprise Such knowledge is instruNo safe way changed after stopping in of the Body and Blood The Mission of the mental in the decisionThey visited a farm Mtumba. feel that they have been Body and Blood is a team making process for the there where operations “We want to build a blessed with a lot of doenterprise, but it was MBB board. had come to a stop be- school there for girls,” Eil- nations and gifts from Most busy born of a single-minded cause they had no safe erman said. Young girls people — including the While Eilerman found way of keeping the hogs who are raped or merely warehouse in Minster decision that self-pity over one’s misfortune ac- volunteers who supported that were processed, he have babies before finish- that they lease for $1 a complishes nothing. Eiler- his cause, were willing to said. ing school are forced out of year. However, Eilerman man was determined to help and had important “Ed (Werling) realized the education system, Eil- said the cost of shipping do something to help oth- skills that would further that they were having erman said. the gifts to Africa is still ers who were not born the mission, he found he problems and Jerry “Father Benedict was high, and money to ship into a world of fully faced some of the same bought a freezer they interested in helping the food and equipment stocked grocery stores, air problems carried by other needed,” Eilerman said. these girls so we can take is the hardest thing to conditioning and cellular such organizations. The While the group was care of the children for come by. volunteers most willing able to help others along them while they get eduphones. To offer support to the The people in the coun- and able are often those the way to Dodoma, they cation,” Eilerman said. Mission of the Body and tryside of Tanzania cur- who are already the most also found the providence “Right now, they have no Blood, visit the website at rently live on $1 a day, he busy. Members of MBB of God sustaining them. one to help them out. We http://www.missionofthesaid. Eilerman wanted to hold full-time jobs and are The group was traveling have plans for clinics and get to Africa since visiting already working with the country in the 1970s other charitable groups. on a business trip. The Their time may be given Rev. Benedict Magabe, an to MBB, but it is not assistant priest at St. cheap, he said. WAPAKONETA — The annual and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools. The board and its Henry Catholic Church, The county winner, runner-up and Auglaize County spelling bee will take members’ experience was born and raised in place Feb. 6 at 4:15 p.m. in the Confer- second runner-up will each receive a tromakes it easier to decide Tanzania and shared with ence Room of the Auglaize County Edu- phy for achievement at the county level. Eilerman the plight of his what projects MBB will They will represent Auglaize County at pursue. Bruns knows how cational Service Center. people. the regional spelling bee March 17 at 10 The public is welcome. to start up a farm in a “It just fell into place,” a.m. All county participants will receive The Auglaize County Spelling Bee Eilerman said. “I talked Third World country. In medallions. comprises the winners and first and secto Father Benedict and fact, he started a poultry The coordinator of this year’s bee is ond runners-up from the four Auglaize farm in Jamaica that Mitch (Eiting) a little bit. County Local school districts: Minster Karen Smith, director of curriculum for processes 2,000 chickens a God put the people in Local Schools, New Bremen Local the Auglaize County Educational Servfront of me who I would month, providing income Schools, New Knoxville Local Schools ice Center. in an impoverished area, need to make the Mission

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Kuck elected board president Egbert and Phil Kuck; technology, Ryan Miltner; student achievement liaison, Steve Frankenberg; SSDAN delegate, Phil Kuck; SSDAN alternate delegate, Steve Frankenberg; and Tri Star board representative, Phil Kuck. Following the organizational meeting, in regular session, the board approved the employ-

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NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education elected Phil Kuck as president and Ryan Miltner as vice president of the board for the coming year at its recent 2012 organizational meeting. The board also set the regular board meetings as the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the school. Board-paid meetings will be one regular and a maximum of one special meeting a month. The board authorized the superintendent to be the school’s purchasing agent for the year, with a $3,000 limit. The board also assigned responsibilities as being the Title IX compliance officer and sexual harassment grievance office to the superintendent. He will also be authorized to apply for federal funds for the school. Board members were also selected for the following standing committees for the school: transportation, Shawn Egbert; negotiations, Ryan Miltner; athletics, Brian Lammers; legislating, Ryan Miltner; building and grounds, Shawn


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PROCESS OPERATOR TRAINEES Established in 1886, the Husky Energy Lima Refinery has a throughput capacity of 160,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The refinery produces approximately 2 billion gallons of refined petroleum products annually, including approximately 25 percent of the gasoline consumed in the state of Ohio. Acquired by Husky in July 2007, the Lima Refinery represents a significant step in Husky’s ongoing strategy to expand downstream business and support the objectives of a fully-integrated energy and energy-related company. The Lima Refining Company is looking for a Process Operator Trainees.

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The Lima Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (IBEW Local 32 and Western Ohio Chapter of NECA) is accepting applications for our Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Applications for the program are taken on the second and fourth Thursday of each month between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Applicant Requirements: • Must reside in one of the following counties in Ohio: Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby, Van Wert or the western portion of Wyandot. • Must possess either a high school diploma or GED certificate and successfully completed one year of Algebra or higher level math course. • Must be 18 years of age on or before August 1, 2012. Applicants must bring photocopies of the following documents when applying to the program: • Birth Certificate • High School Diploma or GED Certificate • Certified copy of High School or College transcript • Government issued identification with photograph • Training certificates or awards • Military records (including DD214, etc.) A non-refundable fee of $25.00 (cash, certified check or money order) is required at the time application is made. Applications taken at: Lima Area Electrical JATC 1975 N. West Street Lima, OH 45801 No telephone calls please Lima JATC represents Equal Opportunity Employers

To view a complete job description and to apply for these positions, please visit our website at If you need assistance applying online, please visit your Allen County Center for Employment and Training (ACCENT) located at 1501 S. Dixie Highway, Lima, Ohio or your local One Stop. These positions will remain posted until February 20, 2012.


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FATIMA/MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE, April 20-29th, 9 days. Breakfast & dinner daily, all airfare, 4 star hotels, private bath, tips, English speaking guides, plus more. Cost $3425-$200 deposit by February 20th. Remainder by March 20. Private room add $300. Organizer pays same fee as pilgrims. Non-profit. Kathy Subler, Versailles (937)526-4049

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EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Edison Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the following positions: COORDINATOR of LOAN MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR of EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION in TEACHING For complete listing of employment and application requirements visit: Employment Opportunities at: EOE/AA Employer

Fletcher United Methodist Church, A vibrant community of faith is currently looking for: YOUTH COORDINATOR Part Time & NURSERY CARE PROVIDER & COORDINATOR Must be willing to work with a team, have an outgoing personality and have the ability to lead young people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. References and background check are required.


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Plygem Siding Group, a leading North American manufacturer of exterior building products for the residential construction market is currently seeking a qualified maintenance technician to fill an immediate opening within our organization. This individual must have the desire and ability to work safely in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Responsibilities will include a variety of plant maintenance activities encompassing facility maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of equipment, continuous preventive maintenance, and the installation of new equipment. Daily time records and equipment repair documents must be completed and accurate. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience in a maintenance environment. Must have strong troubleshooting experience in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics, Must have a working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC's, National Electrical Code requirements, the ability to read ladder logic and mechanical schematics. Must be able to work flexible shifts to start with the permanent position being either second or third shift. Plygem Siding Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Drug and Tobacco Free Work Environment. Please submit resume to:

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Area manufacturer of welded, steel tubing is seeking a:

MACHINE SHOP MANAGER Must have strong leadership skills with a machining background. Candidate should possess effective communication skills, written and orally, with employees and outside suppliers. Responsible for managing a machine shop, efficiently and productively, introducing new machine concepts, troubleshooting failures, reversing engineer components, scheduling work demands and training of department. Qualified individuals may send resume' to: JACKSON TUBE SERVICE, INC. PO BOX 1650 Piqua, OH 45356 or to:

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Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale Start at .37cpm. Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus. Home Weekends. Insurance & 401K. Apply at 800-648-9915


Medical office looking for billing specialist. 1-3 years experience required. Apply to:

JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

Must have CDLA and 1 yr recent OTR experience.

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• $.40/mile with annual increases • Ability to earn $.02/mile bonuses • 4 weeks vacation/year • Home most weekends • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance • Dependable Equipment • Direct Deposit

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Accounting firm in Troy, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Must have strong technical and administrative skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 Required. Please send resume to:

QUALITY CHILDCARE. Teacher and mother of 4 grown children. Reasonable rates. All ages. (937)710-4773

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HELP WANTED Looking for person to clean Ft. Loramie area home. Must be experienced, ambitious and dependable. Send resume to: Sidney Daily News, Dept. 124, PO Box 4099 Sidney, OH 45365


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FOUNDRY EMPLOYEE, We are looking for a foundry worker with experience in the production of aluminum tooling for the plastics industry. Must be capable of producing aluminum castings for medical and other industrial products. The ideal candidate would also have supervisory experience. Skills required for the position include: Take a job from a wood pattern to an aluminum tool unsupervised. Ability to bend 3/8" and 1/2" stainless steel tubing to the contour of a pattern. Good understanding of gating and metal pouring temperatures. Ability to work with sand and binder mixtures. Must be a good trainer and be able to lead others. Ability to tig weld aluminum would be a plus. Understand cleaning and finishing of castings. If interested fax resume to: (937)497-1194 Attn: Human Resources Dept., (937)344-0392.

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HIGH POINT Home Health has immediate Full Time/ Part Time positions available for STNA's, LPN's and RN's for Sidney and surrounding areas. Flexible scheduling, paid vacation and competitive wages. Get your application online at or stop in our office at 1660 Gleason Street, Sidney. High Point Home Health. (937)592-9800.

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Joint Sewer Board is accepting resumes for a part-time Class II Sewer Plant Operator. Desired requirement is an E.P.A, Class II Wastewater Operator License. The Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and may require a background check and substance testing. Resume with requirements will be received until: February 6, 2012 at 4:00pm.

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DRIVERS Schindewolf Express, Inc. Hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators. Class A CDL. Clean MVR record.1-2 years of OTR experience. We offer excellent benefits, Weekly/Weekend home time and great pay. We are family owned and operated for more than 20 years located in Quincy Ohio. 937-585-5919

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TEACHERS SPECIAL bring school ID between 1-4pm on Sunday. Double the books for same price. Bring this ad in for $1 off your purchase. Limit 1 per customer SIDNEY, 112 W Bennett Street, Saturday 9am-?, Indoor sale, Roper Refrigerator like new, Dresser with mirror, Sleigh bed (needs work), oak entertainment center, dishes, pots & pans, packaged toys, Xbox 360, Metal bunkbed, Miscellaneous items

SIDNEY 2355 Wapakoneta Ave (across from Carriage Hill Apts) Friday, Saturday 9AM-1. INSIDE SALE! Lots of NEW items! Bar lights, large selection hand tools, electrical & plumbing items, dining table chairs & matching hutch, living room furniture, men's & women's 1X-3X clothing.




1 BEDROOM, stove, refrigerator. All utilities included. $115 per week, $200 deposit. (937)726-6348 1 BEDROOM, street parking, washer/ dryer hookup, appliances included. $350 month plus deposit. (937)726-9159


5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1528 sq. ft. Ranch home. Remodeled kitchen, newer roof, windows, furnace, full basement, 2-car garage. Call Weigandt Real Estate (419) 628-3107

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411 S. Main • Botkins Approximately 2597 sq. foot, custom built home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 6 panel door, formal dining room with wood floor, kitchen with lots of oak cabinetry, extra large island, granite countertop, all appliances stay. 22x24 great room with cathedral ceiling, French doors leading out to brick paver patio, up lighting. Master suite with large walk-in closet, master bath with whirlpool and shower. Nice size laundry room, open stairway leading up to two bedrooms and one full bath, attic for extra storage. Full unfinished basement, tankless waterheater, oversized 2 car garage plus 18x22 workshop or hobby room with over head door. Tax abatement thru 2015. Owners have added much more to this home since purchasing. Owner is being transfered.

Ruth Ann Tillman 937-394-8331 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.


HUGE GEO & MINERAL Auction WEDNESDAY Feb. 8th 2012 at 4:00 PM Greenville Auction Center

1 BEDROOM, suitable 1-2 adults, no pets. 219 Brookburn. Deposit, references. (937)492-0829 1 BEDROOM with appliances, upstairs. $325. Sidney and Piqua. (937)726-2765



1 BEDROOM. Furnished. Historic Home. Flexible lease. NO pets or smoking. 515 South Main. $550 (937)498-9071.


✯ BOOK SALE ✯ PIQUA Piqua Catholic School Gym 218 S. Downing Street. Saturday and Sunday Jan 28th and Jan 29th 8am-6pm 6th Annual Fund Raiser 10,000+ BOOKS (new & used). 3 for $5.00 Paperbacks 5 for $10.00 Hard backs All Genres Children's Books 3 for $1.00

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Sidney, appliances, air, laundry, no pets, $350-$530, (937)394-7265


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1 & 2 BEDROOMS, Botkins, appliances, air, laundry, patio, 1 level, no pets, $ 3 5 0 - $ 4 1 5 , (937)394-7265.

LOOKING FOR A FAMILY…..this 3BR/2BA ranch located in Jackson Center would make a great home for your family. Some features include hardwood floors in bedrooms , fireplace, newer roof and windows. Walking distance to school and downtown. Price has just been reduced to $109,900! Kristi Bayhan 937-638-9577 will be your host at 214 West St. Jackson Center.


Items to include: LARGE crystals; fossils; geodes; iron; copper; silver specimens; petrified wood (Beautiful!) and other nice minerals and crystals. We also have an array of equipment: Cutting; grinding; polishing and other items. This is BY FAR the LARGEST collection to sell in this area in years if EVER! This was NOT a " bought " collection . . . they went out on weekends and vacations to "dig"! and of course the old "bartering and trading" (the fun way!) This is a ONE OWNER collection! Selling with NO RESERVES! Over 400 items to be sold!

Fred Williams collection- Lansing MI This liveable family home boasts 4 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. 1808 Square Feet, Spacious oversized 1 car attached garage with work area plus handicap ramp. 2009 Addition includes a roomy family room, 19 x18. Patio doors exit from family room to covered and lighted patio. Master bedroom measures 13 x 18 with ample walk in closet, 11 x 8. Three other bedrooms plus 1/2 bath to front of home give this residence a split bedroom floor plan. Other upgrades include a new heating and air conditioning system in 2009 plus humidifier. This home should work with the USDA financing program with 0 Down. Cyndie Scott 937-371-1719 2253374


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Terms: cash; check. visa MC discover. A 13% buyers premium with a 3% discount for cash and check. 2253157

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NEEDED IMMEDIATELY! Home Daily! Staffmark Transportation interviewing candidates for CDL A driving positions. Routes are out and back daily, delivering mainly auto parts, starting from their Tipp City facility. Day and Night routes. Dispatch is typically Monday - Friday and Sunday Thursday. Driving 53' Day Cabs. No touch freight. * Must be willing to obtain Hazmat endorsement (small amount of hazmat freight that could be dispatched from time to time. PAYRATE $15.00/ HR. Dispatch pays for drive time and unload time. If the route is expected to be ran in 12 hours and you complete it in 10 hours, you still get paid for 12 hours. Paid orientation and Paid Road test. JOB REQUIREMENTS: 23 Years of age 2 Years tractor/ trailer experience with in past 3 years • CLASS A CDL • CLEAN MVR

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450 piece Carnival Glass Auction

Fenton & Slag Glass Auction

Nova Scotia Collection SATURDAY Feb. 4th 2012 at 9:45 AM Greenville Auction Center

WEDNESDAY Feb. 8th 2012 at 10:00 AM Greenville Auction Center

5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331

5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331

937.548.7835 or email us at

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Directions: We are located on the corners of ST RT 127 and ST RT 49 S in Greenville Ohio. Very easy to find us! From I-70 east take the RT 127 Exit, head north for approx 20 miles. From I-70 westbound take the RT 49 exit (greenville) and follow for approx 25 miles north. We will be on the right. This is 2 very nice collections for you> one for the Clarke Family from Nova Scotia and the other collection from the Irwin Family of Ohio. This will make for a great day at the auction with some wonderful items to purchase. Items to include: Punch sets; vases; compotes; bowls;plates; berry sets; candle holders; swans; fruit bowls; water pitchers; epergnes and more. Colors to include IB; IG; AO; white; red; purple; blue; green; marigold; green; aqua; vaseline; elec purple and other very nice colors! OVER 450 LOTS, WITH OVER 600 PIECES!

Directions: We are located on the corners of ST RT 127 and ST RT 49 S in Greenville Ohio. Imperial Slag and Fenton Auction Approx 900 pieces in 550 Lots! We will also have about another 150 lots of related glass AFTER the cataloged portion. Massive Slag glass collection to be sold along with Fenton and Westmoreland glass. The slag glass will inlcude Pie wagons; covered jars; vases; cracker jars; figurals; plates; ashtrays; RARE punch set; and other fine items! Fenton will include Burmese; Rosalene; slag; etc. Westmoreland will include many scarce and hard to find milk glass covered items; vases; dresser sets; covered compotes; painted pieces etc. This will be a very nice collection of items that just doesn't come up every day. The LARGEST Slag collection we have seen in years out on the market! Make your plans now!

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Fred Williams collection-Lansing MI Terms: cash- check visa mc discover. A 13% buyers premium with a 3% discount for cash and check.

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Jim Wroda - Owner / Auctioneer 937.548.7835

Email us at : Your full service Auction Company since 1997 We are here to help you with your auction needs! No auction too big or too small. We are the Auction Company that gives OUR sellers options!

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1510 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom apartment, $425 month, $200 Deposit. Air, laundry, no pets. Call for showing. (937)710-5075 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, attached single car garage located on Robb Street, Jackson Center. Includes kitchen appliances, washer/ dryer hookup in unit. $575, (937)606-0246. 2 BEDROOM, 1527 Spruce. Appliances, air, partial utilities, off street parking. No pets, $460. (419)628-3465. 2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, newer apartment, remodeled, garage, washer/dryer included, $750, call Hannah (937)396-9941 2 BEDROOM all utilities included. $155 per week, $300 deposit. (937)726-0273 2 BEDROOM, basement, yard, refrigerator, w/d hookup, water included, $425 monthly plus deposit, (937)295-2063

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ANNA, Large 3 Bedroom duplex, attached garage, no pets Move in Special (937)538-6793

SIDNEY, Large 1 Bedroom, upstairs. Stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. $325/ month plus utilities. (937)394-7253


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866-349-8099 JACKSON CENTER, 2 Bedroom, $465, Minster 1 Bedroom $299, no pets, 1 year lease, (419)629-7706

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MOVE-IN READY! Exceptional 2 bedroom condo, has been professionally cleaned & painted, all new floor coverings, some new cabinetry, newer appliances, 1.5 baths, full basement & much more! MUST SEE! $600, lease, security deposit kjt Properties 9am-3pm M-F (937)493-0000

2 BEDROOMS. Amazing, huge, upstairs 212 West State, Botkins, $525. Single story 620 North Wagner, Sidney, $450. (419)738-4663.

MINSTER, 2 bedroom, basement, yard, stove, w/d hookup, $395 monthly plus deposit, (937)295-2063

3 BEDROOM, 421 North Miami, updated duplex, 2 car garage. $555 plus deposit. (937)526-4318.

A1, Totally remodeled, 2 Bedroom Townhouse, 1.5 baths, air, washer/ dryer hook-up, quiet location, No pets $445 month. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 9 5 - 2 1 3 1 (937)295-3157

One FREE Month! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.

3 BEDROOM home: 1137 Evergreen, nice with attached garage, large fended yard, central heat/ air, nice neighborhood, non-smoking. $650. (937)492-4038 3 BEDROOM homes, Sidney. Completely remodeled. $575 Month, deposit. 524 Oak. (937)394-7117

One FREE Month! DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima.

SIDNEY, 832 Taft Street, nice, small 2 bedroom home, 1 car garage, range, refrigerator, washer/ dryer hookup, references requested, $575 month. (937)726-1624.



ROLL TOP DESK, Wilshire Furniture 'Winners Only' solid oak, drop front keyboard drawer, 4 accessory drawers, 2 file drawers, 2 pullouts, includes oak upholstered desk chair, good condition, $320. Oak printer stand with drawers also available. Call (937)498-9271 after 5pm.


LARGE 1 bedroom, off street parking, gas, electric, water, appliances included. $120 weekly plus deposit. (937)726-9159

3 BEDROOM, in rear of 619 S Main, 2 floors. No pets. $350 monthly +deposit. (937)710-3957 10am-6pm.



2 BEDROOM, street parking, appliances included. $325 month plus deposit. (937)726-9159

3 BEDROOM half double, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/ dryer hookup, AC, no pets, deposit, $475 month, (937)726-0273.

LIVING ROOM Set, 3 piece, matching, couch, loveseat and wingchair. beige, Sparingly used. No children, not laid on. Excellent condition. $400 (937)492-7464

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3 BEDROOM, half double, all appliances, central air, no pets. $675 + deposit. Call (937)492-7575.

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2 BEDROOM, Botkins, ground-level. Stove, refrigerator included, electric heat, AC. No pets. $350, deposit (937)693-3752.

3 BEDROOM half double, 617 South Walnut. Nice neighborhood. No pets $500 month. Call for appointment. (937)483-8262

DINING SET, beautiful antique mahogany table with 6 matching chairs and 60 inch side board. Table is 54 inches round with five 9 inch leaves. Great condition, custom table pad included. (937)409-3387 between 9am-9pm

FUEL FURNACE, United States Stove Company Model 1537 Hotblast Solid (wood/ coal). Twin 550 cfm blowers and filter box. Purchased in 2002. Very good condition, $900, (937)638-0095.

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756. FIREWOOD, full cord. $115. Consists of half hardwood and half softwood. Split, delivered, stacked. Quality. (937)710-5648 or ( 9 3 7 ) 4 8 9 - 0 2 2 6 FIREWOOD, fully seasoned, all hard wood, oak hickory. $80 Half cord, $150 full cord. Delivered in Shelby County. NO checks. (937)492-2821. SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

TABLE & CHAIRS, Chromecraft, oak laminate kitchen table with 4 padded chairs, 2 matching bar stools. Great condition. $400 (937)492-2689.

KITCHEN CABINETS and vanities, new, oak and maple finish. All sizes, below retail value. (330)524-3984

PIANO, Baby Grand, circa 1920's ornate carved six legs, very good condition with custom top, seats 8, $2700, (419)394-8204.

BICHON FRISE, Maltese, Yorkie, Shi-chons, Maltipoo, Non-Shedding. $100 and up. (419)925-4339 BORDER COLLIE puppies (4) males, registered, farm raised, $200 each. Union City, IN. (937)564-2950 or (937)564-8954 CAT yellow male. under 1 year. Sweet and mellow. Former stray, now neutered. Needs indoor forever home. $10 donation to humane society. (937)492-7478

One FREE Month! PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included.

1 & 2 bedrooms, appliances, most utilities paid Laundry room on site NO PETS! $415 - $515 monthly (937)489-9921


2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL1200C SPORTSTER OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, 1-2:30pm! Immaculate newer ranch, 5 acres, 3 car garage, (419)738-HOME (4663), Scott Ross Realty.

Detachable backrest, Vance Hines, Shortshots, Staggered, H-D bike cover, 19,250 miles, Tons of chrome, $6300 (937)710-4403

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CATS, free to good homes. 3 males. All 3 years old and neutered. Son has developed allergies. Cats must go to an inside/ outside home. (937)489-9138. CATS: Great companion pets for seniors or family. Vet checked with shots. Black & tiger. Responsible pet parents only. (937)492-2563 KITTEN, 8 month old female, spayed, very beautiful and friendly, willing to have declawed, free to good indoor home, (937)726-4491. SPAY and NEUTER special during the month of January at Woodland View Equine Service. Call for details. (937)492-2451

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019 CLASS RING, Girls SHS 1954, call (937)492-5243 leave message WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers and much more. (937)638-3188.

1997 CADILLAC DeVille Concours, white with caramel leather heated seats, automatic, A/C, power steering, power windows and locks, dual air bags, cassette player, trunk mounted CD player, 90,000 miles, good condition. $4000. Call (937)773-1550

* GIANT * Auto Parts Swap Meet Sunday, January 29, 2012. 8am - 3pm. Lima, Ohio, Allen County Fairgrounds. 2 Miles east of I-75 on State Route 309. Info: (419)331-3837

BOAT, Alumacraft, 15 HP Evinrude motor, Gator trailer. Includes: Anchormate, Shakespeare trolling motor, Eagle II depthfinder, oars and anchors. $1800 OBO. (937)492-4904

1997 CHEVY S10, 78,000 miles, runs & looks great, Tanneau cover, $3900 (937)489-9921

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for you clunker call Wanted Junkers (937)732-5424.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the Resolution passed by the Board of Shelby County Commissioners, sealed bids will be received by the Board at their office in the Shelby County Annex Building, 129 East Court Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 until 11:00 o’clock a.m., February 23, 2012, for furnishing equipment, including operators, in connection with the Roadside Mowing of approximately 386 miles of county roads, according to Specifications and Bid Forms on file in the County Engineer’s Office, 500 E. Gearhart Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365 and the County Commissioners’ Office, 129 E. Court Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365. No variance of these specifications will be permitted. Each Bid must contain the full name of every person, company or corporation and shall file a bond in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code Section 153.54(B) for the full amount of the bid; or certified check, cashiers’ check, or letter or credit upon a solvent bank in the amount equal to 5% of their bid, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 153.54(C), as a guaranty that if their bid is accepted, the bidder will sign the contract and furnish a 100% performance bond for the entire contract. The Board of Shelby County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Bids. The Board of Shelby County Commissioners Jack R. Toomey Julie L. Ehemann Larry C. Kleinhans This notice is posted on Shelby County’s internet site on the world wide web. To view this notice and other requests by the Board of County Commissioners, enter the address of; click on “Shelby County Departments”, “Commissioners”, then on “Requests for Quotes”. Jan. 28 2251917

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