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Groundhog wars Chuck: Early spring; Phil: More winter weather


American Heart Month • The month of February is American Heart Month. Today’s edition of the Sidney Daily News focuses on heart attack survivors, knowing the signs of a heart attack and how diabetes and heart attacks are linked. 3-5 AP Photo/The Marion Star, Bill Sinden

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Douglas W. “Doug” Harshbarger

BUCKEYE CHUCK looks out during Groundhog Day, Thursday in Marion. Chuck predicts an early spring this year.

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter on Thursday, making him the minority opinion among his groundhog brethren who seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who can tell the difference? Phil’s “prediction” came as he emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Yet groundhogs in at least five other states — West Virginia’s French Creek Freddie, Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee, Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck, Ohio’s Buckeye Chuck and New York’s Staten Island Chuck (full name: Charles G. Hogg) — did not see their shadows. Nor did Ontario’s Wiarton Willie or Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam. The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German

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GROUNDHOG CLUB handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thursday. Phil saw his shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter weather. superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early. Temperatures were near

TODAY’S THOUGHT “The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.” — Elbert Hubbard, American author and publisher (18561915) For more on today in history, turn to Page 13.

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PRICES FOR prime farm land have doubled over the past five years in Shelby County, area auctioneers report.

Farmland prices double BY TOM BARNETT Farmland prices have increased in Shelby County and across the nation in the past five years, fueled by high commodity prices and low interest rates that benefit farmers, local auctioneers say. “Prices for prime farmland have doubled since 2006,” said Justin Vondenhuevel, of Maplewood. “Five years ago, land was selling for an average of $4,500 an acre. It’s now about $9,000 and a Botkins area farm sold at $9,500 an acre recently. “Vondenhuevel Auction Services sold farmland for $8,000 an acre even a year and a half ago,” he recalled. “And rising commodity prices

— wheat, corn and soybeans — have helped farmers buy more land. The land investors have moved away. It used to be farmers didn’t have the cash, but that’s changed. “We’re also seeing less farm ground for sale since cash rent prices have also increased. Tenant rent is now up to $300 an acre and landowners are renting instead of selling acreage. Vondenhuevel also said prices realized for farmland at live auctions are higher than the alternate method of sealed bids that often involve the services of an attorney. “The number the seller gets tends to be to be lower. “Standing toe-to-toe with other bidders somehow seems to influence the bottom line


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for farmland,” he said. “It’s a 50/50 split whether buyers pay cash or finance farmland,” he said. “Farm Credit Services finances ground sold in Shelby County.” Auctioneer Dick Barhorst, of Fort Loramie, said land selling for $3,500 to $4,000 an acre five years ago currently brings an average of $5,500 to $6,200. He also mentioned ground that sold for $8,000 at a recent private sale. “Shelby County land values have increased 60 to 70 percent in the last five years,” Barhorst said. Most buyers are farmers using grain profits to expand the family farming operation, he said. “You can’t make See FARMLAND/Page 7

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Suspended Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel confirmed Thursday he is circulating nominating petitions to become an i nd e p e nd e nt candidate for sheriff in the Nov. 6 election. Contacted Thursday by Kimpel the Sidney Daily News, Kimpel offered no comment on his bid to seek reelection. Elected to office as a Republican, Kimpel lost support of Shelby County’s GOP Committee, which recommended his removal from office last year. The deadline to file general election petitions with the Shelby County Board of Elections is March 5 at 4 p.m. Board Director Dawn Billing said sheriff’s petitions require at least 178 valid signatures. Kimpel, 57, a Botkins-area resident, is currently serving a paid suspension from office pending resolution of separate felony charges in both Auglaize and Shelby County Common Pleas courts. Charges against Kimpel include sexual battery of a former deputy and unauthorized use of an Ohio law enforcement computer system.

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Council OKs summer ball season DEGRAFF — There will be a summer ball season for young people in DeGraff as the result of action at the recent DeGraff Village Council meeting. Lisa Snow of the DeGraff Playground Boosters requested the use of the Village Park and facilities from April 1 through July 31 for the summer ball season. She also asked to use the municipal building to conduct signups and coaches meetings Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for ball signups; Monday, 7-8 p.m., for coaches meeting; Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, for ball signups; and March 21, 78:30 p.m., for coaches meeting. The Parks and Recreation Board reported it is looking into having a key deposit for the Dumpster key and other facility keys because a number of keys had been lost during the past year. Gloria Armstrong of the Cemetery Committee said cemetery officials would like to lower the flag to half-staff for the burial of military veterans. Jennifer Ganson-Bowman of the Joint Sewer Board reported that the group had changed its meeting date to the first Monday of the month. Board members also wanted to know what the anticipated wage and benefits costs would be for the half-time wastewater treatment plant operator, noting that the new employee must hold a Class II waste water certification. The board also learned that the Logan County Commissioners had awarded funds for the ADA ramps at the fourway intersection at Ohio 235 (Miami Street) and Main Street. The village is still responsible for the engineering portion of the project. The next council meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 107 S. Main St.

Couples find challenges, rewards in ballroom dancing Instructors began 51 years ago BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER NEW BREMEN — With combined experience of 102 years in dancing, Terry and Ted Wagner have been twirling through the decades teaching students from all walks of life the joy of dancing. The Wagners teach eightweek beginner’s courses at Wagner Ballroom Dance Studio, 111 Rummel Creek Drive. They started dancing in 1961 and started teaching in 1963. “When we first started we were teaching all largegroup lessons at the American Legion or the VFW,” said Ted. “In the late 1960s someone said we ought to be competing and we had a great time.” The Wagners competed professionally until the late 1970s and continued teaching. Right now the Wagners have about 30 couples in advanced and beginner dance classes. “I put together a spreadsheet in 1998 and we had about 1,200 different students,” said Ted. “We’ve had people come from Dayton, Richmond, Lima and Columbus.” According to Ted, some dance studios can charge up to $165 per hour. At the Wagner Ballroom Dance Studio, an eight-lesson course is $100 per couple. No matter where a person learns to dance, Ted said training is the key to teaching not only the steps but the feeling be-

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hind the dances. “The man’s job is to make the lady be at ease and to feel good about what she’s doing. He has to lead,” said Ted. “Good training is essential.” The Wagners see people of all ages and professions come to their studio. Ron and Sharon Rindler, of St. Henry, have been dancing for nine years, and according to Sharon, it all started as a Christmas gift. “The information was in our church bulletin and I gave it to my husband for Christmas,” said Sharon. “It was very challenging, which we enjoyed.” The Rindlers have been taking dance lessons ever

since and even help out with beginner classes. They recently finished learning the tango, which is just one of the many dances the Wagners teach. The Wagners also teach the foxtrot, waltz, Viennese waltz, peabody, quickstep, swing, cha-cha, rhumba, bolero, samba, salsa, mamba, meringue, night club two-step and others. More advanced dancers learn different styles and the beginner classes allow learners to start out with others at their level. “It’s intimidating to get on a dance floor with people who are more experienced than you,” said Ted. “We all started in the same place.”

Many students find that the reward in dancing goes along with the challenge of learning something new. “It’s more challenging than I thought it would be,” said beginner Dwyn Hirt, of Celina. “Our kids and their friends think we’re so cute dancing.” There are places that couples can go to dance after taking classes. There are three dances a month in Osgood and the Troy Rec center also holds dances during the month. There are also dance clubs in the Dayton area. The dance studio can be reached at (419) 629-2227 or online at

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Trustees reorganize KIRKWOOD — The Orange Township Trustees met recently for their annual reorganizational meeting. Bart Rogers was elected chairman and Kevin Martin was elected vice chairman. Eric Voress is the fiscal officer. The trustees voted to meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the township building in Kirkwood.

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Even before its dancers can tell a foxtrot from a paso doble, the Shelby County CASA/GAL’s “Dancing With Our Stars” fundraiser scheduled for March 24 is sold out. Eight local “stars” have started a three-month course of weekly ballroom dancing lessons at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua with professional dancers from Bob and Rosie McCrady’s dance studio in Dayton. They will perform at the March event at the Palazzo in Botkins to a full house. CASA/GAL Director Bridget Davis said people who want tickets but don’t yet have them can have their names added to a waiting list by calling 498-7447. The “stars” and their “pros” are Howie Huffman, of Honda, and Bev Marts, dancing a rumba; Jay Westerheide, of Westerheide Developers, and Tara O’Neill, dancing a fast swing; Sara Geise, a homemaker, and Levi O’Neill, dancing a tango and a foxtrot; Barb Arnett, of Sidney Middle School, and Lee Marts, dancing a cha cha; Rob Thorne, of Power Station, and Cindi Lepine, dancing a waltz; Laura Cianciolo, of Honda, and Steve Hall, dancing a bolero; Dr. Ken Bosslet, of PrimeCare Physicians, and Romy Hall, dancing a salsa; and Luann Hockaday, of Wilson Memorial Hospital, and Allan Lepine, dancing a quickstep. The evening will include the performance, dinner, a 50/50 drawing, raffles, and a cash bar. Tickets were $25.

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Heart-disease survivors optimistic BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN If there’s one thing heart-trouble survivors have in common, it’s optimism. Three Sidney residents looked heart problems in the face — and, with the help of good and other doctors health-care professionals, have faced them down. Now, they all look forward, not back. And they laugh a lot. Their good attitudes are helping their recovery, according to Dr. Harvey Hahn of Sidney Cardiology, Alliance Physicians Inc. He is the physician overseeing care of two of the three. “The better your attitude, the more likely you’re going to do well,� he said. “You get out of it what you put into it. And when you have a good attitude, you’re more engaged in your own care.�

Bill McClain Bill McClain’s first heart attack occurred in 1982 when he was 43. Another one came in 1988 when he was 48. The third came a day after the second. Since then, he has been resuscitated 33 times. A Sidney native, McClain moved to Florida in the mid-1980s for his job as a salesman. He became a patient of Dr. Carl Pepine, a professor of medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla. Pepine treated McClain for severe coronary arterial disease, anterior and inferior myocardial infarction, ischemia, left ventricular dysfunction, ventricular fibrillation, endocarditis and septicemia. McClain survived 26 cardiac arrests. “I had to go on disability,� he said. “The purpose of being in Florida was the job. I had 25 percent function in my heart.� Since he was no longer working in Florida, he returned to Sidney in 2000. He took medication, Amiodarone, for 17 years and then took the advice of his doctors and had an internal defibrillator implanted in 2005. The surgery was done in Florida. He had been back in Sidney for only two days when the de-

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BILL MCCLAIN (second from left) enjoys his weekly coffee with pals, (l-r) Tim Russell and Louis Moniaci, of Sidney, and Neil Harvey, of Casstown. McClain has been resuscitated from heart problems and cardiac arrests 33 times. vice shocked him. He visited Dr. Randall Orem in Sidney, who increased his medication. Orem also changed the battery in the defibrillator in 2009. More recently, McClain has been seeing the doctors at Sidney Cardiology, Alliance Physicians Inc. His heart functions at 10 to 15 percent and it’s enlarged. “So it beats slower and has a tough time pumping enough blood to the lungs,� he said. Therefore, he is on oxygen full time and he does a regular regimen of exercises at Wilson Memorial Hospital: 20 minutes on a stationary bike, 20 minutes on a treadmill, an arm motion workout. Every Thursday, he meets friends for coffee at Tim Horton’s. “You can’t get too excited or you get shocked,� McClain said. “You can sit next to me and wouldn’t know it. But it sounds like a bomb goes off inside of me.� This month, he will celebrate his 72nd birthday. “I never thought I would live this long,� he said, laughing.

Betty Lee Hughes “My hobby is my whole life,� bubbled Betty Lee Hughes. A retired registered nurse, she had no idea when she was working in the cardiology unit at Wilson Memorial Hospital that she would one day be a heart patient herself. Hughes is a breast cancer survivor, having had a mastectomy in 1978. She retired from nursing in 1990.

“I had a beautiful career,� she said. A 1992 MRI showed that she had no disc in her lower back. It was painful to walk, so Hughes began regular use of a wheelchair. She also began to swim. Now 77, she and her husband, Wilbur, are religious about swimming at the YMCA for an hour three days each week. “Over the last 10 or 12 years, I had been getting increasingly short of breath,� Hughes said. “In 2000, I was going in for and tests surgery showed I had a heart murmur.� Those health problems did not slow down. She Hughes helped to found the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County, she continues to sit on the board of the Area Agency on Aging. She is active with the Coalition on Aging and AARP and is often on the go with friends. “Back in August, I went to a two-day seminar at Deercreek Lodge for the Area Agency on Aging,� she said. “I pushed my wheelchair with the luggage in it. I got into the lodge and blacked out. I went through the weekend, but I stayed in my wheelchair after that.� Back in Sidney after the seminar, Hughes visited her doctor, Dr. Robert McDevitt, and told him about her blacking out. He recommended an echocardiogram and an ultrasound. “You have very severe stenosis,� the physician told her. “It’s out of your hands. The treatment is

the replacement of the aortic valve. I’d like to do a catheterization right away.� Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of a blood vessel. Hughes went to Kettering for the surgery. The day after, she blacked out and her heart stopped. Medical personnel connected her to a pacemaker. “That’s very common, especially with women,� Hughes said. She recuperated for two weeks at Dorothy Love Retirement Community and had four weeks of occupational therapy and home health care. That was followed by four weeks of cardiac rehabilitation at Wilson. “Now it’s all over and I feel great,� Hughes enthused. “I don’t even have pain in my back. Apparently, the pain in my back was because my heart wasn’t pumping enough blood there.�

Bob Berger Bob Berger knew he had a heart murmur. So he was well aware that something was wrong. He had been pushing the lawn mower around a small patch of yard and there was “a whole lot of pressure� in his chest. It hurt.

But he and his wife, Vicky, were about to leave for a 40th anniversary trip to the Southwest, so he didn’t do anything about it. “We had bad problems in the airport in Las Vegas on the way home,� he said. “Pressure and shortness of breath.� He made it home and the symptoms came again a few days later, on Dec. 23. “I work nights,� Vicky said. “He didn’t tell me about it until I came home at midnight.� On Christmas Eve, the condition worsened. “There was tightness in my chest, it hurt, shortness of breath, weakness. I felt like at the end of a treadmill session,� Berger said. He took the time to write into a journal the frequency and intensity of the pains and then told Vicky that they should go to the emergency room. Personnel there ran tests and sent him home. On Dec. 26, the pains woke him up. He went back to Wilson where he collapsed during a treadmill test. Medics put him in the intensive-care unit on a nitroglycerin intravenous drip. The next day, he was transported to Kettering where he had three stints inserted in arteries around his heart. “They put me on a ton of pills,� he said. The Vietnam War veteran, who has been dabbling in commodity options for 20 years, is a patient of the doctors at Sidney Cardiology, Alliance Physicians Inc. He is still recuperating and gets strong support from his three children, Chris, Kelly and Kevin, and his seven grandchildren. He exercises on a rowing machine that he has at home. “I’m working slowly up to my stationary bike and my Bowflex,� he

said. “I don’t like taking statins. If I lose 25 pounds, I can take fewer statins.� He has elected to go on a wheat- and sugarfree diet. He has eliminated processed foods, junk food and fried foods. “I have one pop a week,� he said. “And a lot of white meat and just a little red meat, three eggs a week, omega 3 fish oil, berries and almonds. I’ve been on it for two weeks. I’m having wheat withdrawal. I miss my toast in the morning.�

Their advice “Exercise is so important,� Hughes said. “They could only do the surgery on me because I was healthy from swimming.� “Stay away from junk food and fried food,� Berger suggested. “I’m into spices and herbs, like curry and turmeric.� “Turmeric is the spice of life,� Vicky said. “Heart health starts with diet,� said McClain. “Don’t eat butter, don’t eat greasy food — very often. If you have a hamburger and fry it, then run hot water over it before you eat it. It’s just common sense. It’s not debilitating after you make the adjustment.� He also stressed the importance of exercise. “Even if you just walk a couple of miles a day, that increases the blood flow,� McClain said. “And when you get to age 50, develop a relationship with a cardiologist, so if you have a problem, he’ll already know you and know where you are. “And take your meds. If they give you medication, take the damn pills.� All three people are passionate about being alive and living life to the fullest. “Once you’ve had a heart attack, you plan your funeral every day,� McClain said. “And then you get back to living.�

Knowing your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers can save your life. Find out your important numbers FREE! Heart Month Health Fair Thursday, Feb. 16 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Upper Valley Medical Center Lower Level Classrooms *APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED* To make a screening appointment, call CareFinders at 1-866-608-3463. We’ll offer free fingerstick screenings* for total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and blood sugar, as well as blood pressure screenings. No fasting required. UVMC programs and Cardiology professionals will provide additional health testing and/or helpful information. Register for Door Prize Drawings! Hosted by UVMC in conjunction with Premier Community Health.

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Patients: Don’t ignore trouble signs For Ohio Community Media TROY — When Ray Lepore suffered a heart attack last fall, he asked the same question as many other victims — “Why did this happen to me?” Lepore, in the midst of moving from a home in Troy to a new residence at Wayne Lakes near Greenville, was getting ready for work one morning when it struck. “All of a sudden, it was like a pit bull just grabbed me in the chest,” he recalled. The pain went away briefly, but returned and was unrelenting. A call to Troy paramedics landed him first in the Upper Valley Medical Center Emergency Department, then at Good Hospital, Samaritan where two stents were placed.

‘In good health’ “I was in good health, good shape and recovered pretty quickly,” Lepore said. “The first few weeks afterward were a very scary time. It is still very scary when I let myself think about it. Every sensation now that you have, you are wondering, ‘Is that related to my heart?’” A short time after the attack he was back at UVMC, this time to participate in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at the recommendation of his doctor. “I walked in here. Within five minutes I realized this is where I needed to be,” said Lepore, a sales engineer at Dickman Supply in Sidney. “You are here with people who all are in the same boat and all are dedicated to taking care of ourselves. There is a great staff here that helps us every step of the way.” He participates in the program three days a week, with his physical activity monitored by center staff.

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LINDA COCHRAN (left) a cardiac rehab patient, talks with Elaine Bohman, RN, at the UVMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program center. mid-November. tied to heart attacks. A second-grade teacher “It saved my life,” she at Newton School, she was said of that search. working out on her home Following a middle-oftreadmill when she expe- the-night trip to the hosrienced a feeling of cold pital, she received a stent air in her lungs. She got at Good Samaritan Hospioff the treadmill and at- tal. Afterward, she tempted to do floor exer- learned her heart suffered cises, but had to stop. She some damage, probably started making dinner, because she waited to get but still didn’t feel well. help. “I thought I had the “The message I want to flu,” she said. get out is, ‘If you feel difFor every unexplained ferent than you normally pain, Cochran had an ex- would feel, get it checked cuse. She attributed the out,’” she said. “Go by your throbbing she felt in both gut feeling. Your body tells her forearms to a possible you a lot of things.” muscle pain caused by At age 49, Cochran said scrapping tile and pulling she exercised regularly, carpet during a recent including lifting weights; renovation project she had good “numbers” for and her husband were body mass index and chocompleting. Finally lesterol; and thought she around 2 a.m. the follow- was too young to have a ing day, she was up with heart attack. One thing pain across her back. she could not control was She turned to the In- a family history of heart ternet to research her disease. symptoms and immediAlthough initially reately found the throbbing luctant to participate in she felt in her arms was the cardiac-rehab pro-

gram, Cochran was convinced after in-depth talks with Maniaci McMillan. “I realized I was really in denial. I realized this was the place I needed to be,” Cochran said. She participates in the rehab program and has worked with staff on a weightlifting plan that is appropriate for her, her heart and an irregular heartbeat experienced following her attack. Maniaci McMillan said it is important to remind people not to ignore the warning signs of a possible heart attack and to seek help if they occur. One major sign for men is chest discomfort, which has been described as pain, pressure or fullness in the chest. The feeling could spread to the back or neck, the jaw or the arm or you could have tingling, numbness in your arms, she said.

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nate, whether you are male or female, whether you have high cholesterol. It can be anyone.” The youngest patient to participate in the rehab program was 21. The program is seeing more people in their 40s and 50s, an increase attributed to lifestyles, Less obvious For women, the signs stress and people not takare less obvious. They could include chronic fatigue, shortness of breath or an overall sense of not feeling well. “Many will say, ‘It will go away. I have the flu or I just overdid it,’” Maniaci McMillan said. “By waiting, more damage to the heart could occur. Once the heart is damaged, it doesn’t grow back or rejuvenate itself.” The problem could be something else, but the person needs to have the concerns checked, she said. “When people have signs or symptoms, they will say, ‘It can’t be me. It can’t be my heart,’” Maniaci McMillan said. “Just because you exercise or think you eat right, heart disease does not discrimi- Member FDIC

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‘Every heartbeat’ “They watch my every heartbeat. It is another comforting thing, if anything goes wrong here, they are watching,” he said. “I call this my lifeboat because we all come at it from different perspectives, but you are scared, you feel kind of alone and kind of lost,” Lepore said. “They reach out a hand to us and say, ‘Come on, we know how you feel, what you are going through. Let us give you a hand. We will help right the ship, get you on the right track again.’” The goal of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program is to make the patient’s heart and lungs stronger and healthier, said Tami Maniaci McMillan, lead nurse for cardiac rehabilitation at UVMC. Those seen in the cardiac portion of the rehab program have had a bypass, heart attack, valve replacement, stents placed or angina.

‘Educate them’ “We try to educate them about heart disease so they don’t have to go through surgery again. We provide psychological support, to help them feel confident again,” Maniaci McMillan said. Patients are supervised by a nurse, are on heart monitors and get frequent blood pressure checks. The rehab program lasts eight to 12 weeks and is followed by follow-up and maintenance programs. The rehab program’s first patient in 1985 still works out at the rehab center. One of its newest participants is Linda Cochran, of Troy, who had a heart attack in

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Diabetes, heart disease linked BY JENNIFER RUNYON Ohio Community Media TROY — Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, also called cardiovascular disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 8.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. How does diabetes cause heart disease? According to Elaine Bohman RN-BC, BSN, CTTS, a nurse in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center, the body must metabolize food, turning most of it into glucose. This glucose circulates through the bloodstream, going to cells to be used. In people who do not have diabetes, the pancreas makes the proper amount of insulin to move the glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. However, in a person with diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin or the cells have trouble using the insulin, or both. This leads to an increased amount of glucose in the blood. Over time, high

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JEAN HEATH (right), director of the UVMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, talks with cardiac patient Vicke Joerendt, of Huber Heights. Exercise is one of the most important things people can do to maintain a healthy body. This includes those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, as well as heart patients. glucose levels cause What can be done to damage to nerves and prevent heart disease? blood vessels, which can Bohman recommends lead to heart disease and diabetics, as well as othstroke. ers, know their numbers

to help prevent heart disease and take the following steps: 1) Have a healthy weight with a BMI (body mass index) of less than 25 or a waist measurement of less than 40 inches for men and less than 35 inches for women. 2) Exercise 30 to 45 minutes daily. 3) Do not smoke. 4) Control blood sugar. Monitor blood sugars as by your instructed health care provider and have an A1C test twice a year. 5) Be aware of your cholesterol levels. 6) Have your blood pressure checked regularly. 7) Talk with your health care provider to discuss appropriate targets for your numbers and to assist you in developing a plan to get there. 8) Keep a log and take medications as instructed. Bohman estimates that one-quarter to onethird of the patients seen in cardiac rehab at UVMC have diabetes. “Heart disease can be controlled and to an extent reversed when keeping one’s numbers where they are meant to be,” she said.

Heart disease, stroke, blood pressure facts Heart disease, stroke and blood pressure facts according to the Center for Disease Control. • In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68 percent of diabetes-related death certificates among people age 65 or older. • In 2004, stroke was noted on 16 percent of diabetes-related death certificates among people age 65 or older. • Adults with diabetes have heart-disease death rates about two to four times higher than adults without diabetes. • The risk for stroke is two to four times higher among people with diabetes. • In 2005-2008, of adults age 20 or older with self-reported diabetes, 67 percent had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg or used prescription medications for hypertension.

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MUNICIPAL COURT These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) for various violations in Sidney Municipal Court as follows: Kenneth E. Poeppelman, 56, 7100 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, speeding, Minster, $125. Aaron M. Speelman, 26, 14120 Fey Road, Anna, following too closely, $121. Richard L. Hume, 22, Road, 16124 Wells Anna, speeding. Sandra Schoffner, 65, 323 Michigan St., right of way, $136. Scott G. Holthaus, 19, 11230 Luthman Road, Anna, seatbelt, $116. Emily A. Hoying, 22, 2129 Wells Road, speeding. Paula Carey, 48, 10242 Oakcreek Drive, right of way, $136. Cecelia A. Todd, 69, 325 W. North St., right of way, $136. Christopher A. O’Reilly, 41, 801 N. Ohio Ave., seatbelt, $116. Civil cases Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael A. Newman, 953 Buckeye Ave., $2,251.15. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Margaret E. Odle, 124 Bon Air Drive, $1,327.99. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. William A. Osborne, 220 Jefferson St., $1,271.02. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Amie J. Petty, 900 Camp St., Piqua, $1,016.48. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Amanda K. Pierce, 4438 Childrens Home Road, $976.50. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Benjamin Poeppelman, 9702 State Route 705, Yorkshire, $2,541.49. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Angela K. Starry, 106 E. First St., Fletcher, $1,145.70. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Letitia N. Garrett, 3309 Red Feather Road, $1,506.55. Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va., v. Madonna K. Logains, P.O. Box 172, Kettersville, $1,388.39. LVNV Funding LLC, Greenville, S.C., v. Amy Reineke, 8021 Houston Road, Houston, $2,419.27.

Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Jacklyn S. Murphy, 346 Park St., $1,665.39. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michelle A. Moon, 07507 Washington Pike, St. Marys, $1,294.25. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jeremy R. Mescher, 5124 TeaguesSouth Road, Bradford, $1,028.59. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Tiffany L. Mallory, 5808 Summersweet Drive, Clayton, $1,9996. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Wendy Loney, P.O. Box 50, St.Paris, $1,560.30. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. William T. Krouskop, 816 S. Miami Ave., $7,022.53. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Jeremy M. King, 379 Home Ave., Piqua, $1,092.39. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dock H. Foy, Jefferson St., 425 $2,641.62. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jason S. Jackson, 1000 Park Ave., Piqua, $6,085.87. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Michael J. Hutton, 817 Blaine Ave., Piqua, $2,377.94. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Lisa M. Hoskins, 1210 Amherst Drive, $1,308.81. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Norma J. Higgs, 711 Young St, Piqua, $1,828.28. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Travis R. Hicks, 725 N. Miami Ave., Apt. A, $4,897.38. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Heather R. Maxwell, 409 Moody Ave., Bradford, $8,087.96. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Denny E. Poling, 1410 Severs Drive, Piqua, $1,477.55. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. John W. and Amy S. Ike, 9335 H a r d i n - Wa p a k o n e t a Road, $1,026.04. LLC Arrowhead Apartments, Sidney, v. Angela Larson and Joshua Combs, 632 Linden Ave., $6,969.12. FIA Card Services, Newark, Del., v. Lynn C. Eschbach, 8490 DarkeShelby County Line Road, $5,847.07. Capital One Bank (USA), Richmond, Va., v. Elizabeth Kirby, 2360 Wapakoneta Ave. Apt. 318, $993.55.


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Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Debra K. Bashore, 11690 State Route 36, lot 47, St. Paris, $1,229.59. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Rebecca L. Buchtel, 50 N. Vandemark Road, $1,161.72. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Wesley Conatser, 236 Jefferson St. Apt. 7, 1,789.35. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael F. Edens, 305 S. Miami St., Quincy, $4,812. Wilson Memorial Hospoital v. Jesse Gilroy, P.O. Box 402, Jackson Center, $680.72. Lima Radiological Associates v. Delores Hudson, 817 Mount Vernon Place, $128.05. Radiological Lima Associates v. Frank Bleigh, 2240 Broadway Ave., $261. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Beverly Frazier, 941 N. Main Ave., $210.20. Lima Radiological Associates v. Janet M. Richards, 5400 Patterson-Halpin Road, $477. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Steven and Ethel Elliott, 402 Buckeye Ave., $365. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Rokhaya J. and Sadio Ba, 720 Countryside Lane, Apt. 6, $1,950.76. Lima Pathology Association, v. Michael and Jane Rhodehamel, 7050 Amsterdam Road, Anna, $102.84. Dismissals Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus, v. Deborah A. Thaman, 1050 Riverbend Boulevard. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dennis R. Moore, 728 W. North St. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Steven R. Heath, 1267 Cornish Drive, DeGraff. Judgment has been satisfied. Beneficial Finance Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., v. Judith J. Wells, 9631 State Route 274, Anna. Within cause has been paid in full. Capital One Bank (USA), Norcross, Ga., v. Jeffrey P. Cummons, P.O. 785, Jackson Center and Jonathan M. Richard, 1709 Timberidge Drive. Judg-



Osgood • The St. Nicholas Eucharistic parent meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. This is for the parents of second-grade students. • The Osgood American Legion euchre tournament winners for Jan. 26 were Bob Grieshop, Ray Koesters, Phyllis Evers, Alan Gehret, Tom Poeppelman and Joe Wendel.


ment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Roger and Marcia Burkhammer, P.O. Box 853, Jackson Center. Judgment and costs have been paid. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Paul Webster, 1170 Doorley Road. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Keith and Kristi Frick, 866 Versailles Road, Russia. Judgment has been satisfied. Lima Radiological Associates v. Thomas and Tracy Rossiter, 1058 Riverbend Boulevard. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. State of Ohio, Edison Community College, Columbus v. Richard A. Stein, 16000 Kirkwood Road. Action dismissed by state. Lima Radiological Associates v. Fredrick R. Pryor, 8600 Greenville Road. Judgment has been satisfied. GE Capital Retail Bank, Draper, Utah, v. David McMahan, 2150 Michigan St. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jamie Birkmeyer, 2931 State Route 47, Houston. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jody and Victoria Carey, 919 Fair Road. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Stephanie Dobbins, 1823 Carol Drive, Piqua. Judgment and costs have been paid. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. Maria C. Vela, 1045 Buckeye Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Frank Arbogast, 231 Kossuth St. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. James P. Bruner, 3155 Kaiser Road, Fort Loramie. Judgment and costs have been paid. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Linda and Dennis Davis, 2750 N. State Route 29, Apt. 5. Judgment has been satisfied.

• The next recycling drive will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Items taken are paper, magazines, catalogs and cardboard in paper bags, tied up or in easier-tohandle boxes. Cancellations are aired on WCSM 96.7 or call Jude at (419) 582-2554. • The Osgood American Legion will have a dance Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bill Corfield will provide the music.


Fire, rescue THURSDAY -9:57 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call on the 4400 block of Newport Road. WEDNESDAY -7:09 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue and Jackson Center Rescue responded to the 15700 block of Heiland Kies Road on a medical call. -6:43 p.m.: investigation. Port Jefferson Fire responded to 3431 Leatherwood Creek Road for a Carbon Monoxide investigation. -6:34 p.m.: injury. Anna Rescue and Fire responded to a report of an injury on the 100 block of Shue Drive.

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One killed in 2-vehicle crash WA PA K O N E T A — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that ocWednesday curred evening at 10:24 p.m. on Ohio 117 at Fairmount Road in Auglaize County. Through the investigation, it was found that a 2003 Hyundai Accent driven by Michael E. Ford, 26, of Belle Center, was traveling southeast on Ohio 117. A 1998 Acura 3.0 CL driven by Brandon R. Fetter, 21, of Waynesfield, was traveling northwest on Ohio 117. Fetter’s vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Fairmount Road and struck Ford’s vehicle head-on. Fetter’s vehicle slid off the left side of the road into a ditch and Ford’s vehicle

came to rest on Ohio 117. Both vehicles sustained severe disabling damage. Ford was pronounced dead at the scene by the Auglaize County Coroner. He was transported by Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield. Fetter was transported by Uniopolis EMS to Lima Memorial Hospital for incapacitating injuries. Fetter is in stable condition. Ford was not wearing a properly adjusted seat belt. Alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, Waynesfield Police Department, Wayne Township Fire/EMS and Uniopolis Fire/EMS assisted at the scene.

Commissioners OK land survey Shelby County Commissioners Thursday morning authorized County Engineer Bob Geuy to survey a oneacre parcel of area land to determine its geographical ownership. The parcel, situated at the juncture of Auglaize, Darke and Shelby counties, intersects Mercer County, but


is currently on record as part of Shelby County. The survey is being requested by Mercer County officials. Commissioners also approved a resolution for Tom Bey, Job and Family Services director, accepting the resignation of Jennifer Hayes, the agency’s child support case manager.


Police log WEDNESDAY -8:56 p.m.: domestic violence. Sidney police arrested Timothy Browning, 38, for domestic violence. -12:33 p.m.: burglary. Police responded to a report that someone had broken into an attached garage at 628 Chestnut Ave. and had taken an air compressor and snow blower.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -5:12 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 2300 block of Broadway Avenue on a medical call. -12:20 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 2600 block of Campbell Road on a medical call. WEDNESDAY -4:27 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -3:34 p.m.: fire. Firefighters were dispatched to 824 Park St., Apt. E, on a report of a fire in the oven. It was con-

tained and extinguished with a fire extinguisher. There was no dollar loss. -3:22 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Shelby Street on a medical call. -1:42 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 1500 block of Michigan Street. -12:04 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 1200 block of Campbell Road.

Accident Sidney police were dispatched to Fair Road and Interstate 75 on Monday on a report of a incident involving a tractor trailer. The incident happened at 8:38 p.m. Larry Murphy, 57, of 225 W. South St., was driving a tractor trailer owned by Continental Express Inc., 10450 State Route 47. He was headed westbound on Fair Road when the trailer detached from the tractor, ran up the curb and landed on the street. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Murphy was cited for having an unsecured load.


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PIQUA — Douglas W. “Doug” Harshbarger, 54, of 524 Riverside Drive, died at 2:36 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted on Monday at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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State ranks schools with PI rating BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER schools and STEM schools are ranked using the score. “We’re very pleased,” said Minster Local School district Boeke. “Our kids are hard workwas ranked 13th in the state on ers. Our community supports edthe Performance Index (PI) rat- ucation. Our parents value ings released recently by the Ohio education and work hard with the Department of Education. kids and our staff works very Brenda Boeke, Minster’s su- hard with our kids. We also know perintendent is very proud of the there is still work to do because ranking on the index. This is the all of our kids aren’t at that level first time that the statewide so we’ll continue to work hard.” ranking has been complete and Following Minster, Botkins released by the Ohio Department Local was ranked at 30, Fort Loof Education. The PI is based on ramie Local was ranked 34th, test scores from individual stu- Versailles was ranked 39th, Rusdents’ results on all tested sub- sia Local was 53, Anna Local jects in grades 3 to 8 on Ohio’s ranked at 58, New Bremen Local Achievement Assessments was 78th, New Knoxville Local (OAAs) and on the 10th grade was ranked 95, Fairlawn Local Ohio Graduation Test (OGTs).All was ranked 277, Jackson Center assessments have five perform- Local was ranked 336, Hardinance levels, advanced, acceler- Houston Local was ranked 381, ated, proficient, basic and limited. Riverside Local was ranked 525 “The index looks at which per- and Sidney City schools was centage of our kids finished in ranked at 582. which level of the test,” said By buildings Minster ElemenBoeke. “Each level corresponds to tary school was ranked 120, the a weight with the highest weight middle school was listed as 166 being given to the advanced stu- and Minster High School was dents. In Minster 43.6 percent of ranked 12; Fort Loramie Elementhe kids tested in the advanced tary was ranked at 146 and the level.” high school was ranked at 387; Because of the high number of Botkins Elementary was ranked students in the advanced level, 241 and the high school was the district received a higher ranked at 224; Russia Elemenscore. The Performance Index is tary was ranked 420 and the high one of four components that cur- school was 262; Versailles Elerently make up Ohio’s Accounta- mentary was ranked at 363, the bility System. The other three middle school was ranked 446 components are state indicators, and the high school was ranked Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), 57; New Bremen Elementary was and value-added data. Each ranked 573 and the high school school building in the city, local was ranked 168; New Knoxville and exempted village school dis- Elementary was ranked at 676 tricts as well as joint vocational and the high school was ranked school districts, community at 298; Anna Elementary was

ranked at 345, the middle school at 478 and the high school was ranked at 164; Fairlawn Elementary was ranked at 1920 and the high school was ranked 933; Jackson Center Elementary was ranked 1,762 and the high school was at 1,356; Hardin-Houston Elementary was listed as 1,405 and the high school was rated at 1,901; Riverside Elementary was ranked at 2,126 and the high school was ranked at 2,109; and in Sidney, Northwood was ranked at 2,581, Central Elementary was ranked at 2,962, Emerson Elementary is listed at 844; Whittier was ranked at 1,065, Longfellow Elementary was ranked 1,565, Sidney Middle school was ranked at 2,574 and the high school was listed as 2,036. The performance index rewards the achievement of every student, not just those who score proficient or higher. Additional factors will be added to official ranking reports released next fall including expenditures per student and opportunities provided to gifted students The ODE is currently working to develop criteria for including these measures in the rankings. While expenditures per student were not taken into account but the state average for cost was $10,705. All of the area schools spent below that with the most being spent by Riverside Local schools at $9,821 and the least spent was Fairlawn at $8,248. For more information on Ohio’s current accountability system visit ODE’s website




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FORT LORAMIE — Firefighters from several fire departments, including Fort Loramie, Lockington and Shelby County Fire, were battling a structure fire Thursday night at 5500 Cecil Road. The first calls were received around 9 p.m. No other information was available at press time. See Saturday’s newspaper for more on the fire.

GROUNDHOG Organizers expected 15,000 to 18,000 people to witness the prognostication ceremony that was held just before 7:30 a.m. And the ceremony is largely that: Phil’s prediction is determined ahead of time by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, a group who dons top hats and tuxedos and decides in advance what the furry creature will predict. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was among the spectators this year. Those who couldn’t make it to Gobbler’s Knob could follow the groundhog on Twitter and Facebook, or watch a webcast of the event on his website. “What started as a small gathering in 1887 has now evolved into tens of thousands of visitors from around the nation and even the world coming to Punxsutawney to participate in this time-honored Groundhog Day tradi-

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tion,” Corbett said. Phil has now seen his shadow 100 times and hasn’t seen it just 16 times since 1886, according to the Inner Circle. There are no records for the remaining years. The tradition attained a large following with the 1993 Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day,” in which a weatherman covering the event must relive the day over and over again. Before the movie came out, Phil was lucky to have an audience of 2,500, said Mike Johnston, vice president of the Inner Circle. And while the group has records of Phil’s predictions dating back to 1886, what it doesn’t have is a tally of whether Phil was right. Johnston said the reason is simple: “He’s never been wrong.” Phil is “incapable of error,” he said, because the groundhog smartly avoids being site-specific in his prognostications.


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Bill would start schools after Labor Day COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio lawmakers who want public schools to wait until after Labor Day to start classes say the state’s tourism industry loses business when kids go back to school too early. State Rep. Bill Hayes, a co-sponsor of the proposed legislation, says one reason for the bill was to see if having schools open would help tourism, which he says is the state’s third-biggest industry, The Columbus Dispatch reported. By extending the summer vacation season, the tourism and recreation industry can “thrive and generate revenue for the economy that’s suffering so terribly in the state,” according to Hayes. That would also generate state revenue, part of which gets passed down to public schools, he said. Ohio school districts now set their own calendars, with many starting in middle or late August. The same bill also would determine the length of the school year based on the number of hours students are in class, not the number

of days. Under current Ohio law schools must be open 182 days. That number, Hayes said, includes days when classes are not in session, such as teacher conference days. Representatives of the Ohio School Boards Association and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials were among those testifying against the bill Wednesday before the House Education Committee. “If the goal is for our students to be better equipped to compete in a global economy, placing restrictions on when districts can conduct school is not the answer,” said Damon Asbury, director of legislative services for the school boards association. The bill would require secondary-school students to be in class a minimum of 1,001 hours during the school year, with fewer hours for younger students. Marc Schare, a member of the Worthington school board in suburban Columbus, testified that the

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legislation is “essentially allowing us to shave five full weeks off the school year” and could reduce the quality of education. The Worthington board approved a resolution asking the General Assembly and Gov. John Kasich to reject or veto the legislation. The bill would give school districts a way to opt out of the postLabor Day requirement if they hold a public hearing and their school board votes on a new start date, Hayes said. Schools would not be permitted to decrease class hours without school board approval. Hayes, a Licking County Republican, said that he thinks the bill will increase educational time in many districts. Hayes’ legislative aide, Sam Smith, said Thursday that the bill also would give schools more flexibility in scheduling that could result in reduced costs for transportation and other school operations.

Thor Industries says 2Q sales up 13 percent JACKSON CENTER (AP) — Bus and camper vehicle maker Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) said its fiscal secondquarter sales rose 13 percent on higher RV sales. Thor Industries released preliminary sales figures late Thursday for the quarter ended Jan. 31, showing revenue of $596.4 million, compared

with $526.2 million during the same period last year. If the preliminary numbers hold true, they will beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts expect the company to report $551.1 million in revenue when it releases its full earnings report for the quarter, according to FactSet. The company is sched-


uled to report its full second-quarter earnings March 5. The company, which makes recreational vehilike tow-along cles campers, said RV sales rose 15 percent from last year, at $500.7 million, compared with $437.1 million the year before. Bus sales climbed 7 percent to $95.7 million. The company said it

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had a backlog of orders on Jan. 31 worth $647 million. That’s down from the backlog of $689 million it had last year. RV backlog was $413 million at the end of the quarter, down from $467 million last year. Bus backlog was $234 million, up 5 percent from $222 million last year. Shares fell 2 cents to close at $30.98 Thursday.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s prohibitions on smoking would extend to cars with children younger than 6 on board, under an Ohio Senate bill that backers say would safeguard youngsters from the dangers of secondhand smoke and is similar to bans elsewhere. “An infant or minor who is a passenger in a car is not making the decision to smoke. However, they can potentially suffer significant consequences,” Sen. Charleta Tavares told a Senate committee. The bill sponsored by the Columbus Democrat calls for fines starting at $500 for violators caught lighting up in a vehicle with young children present, The (Youngstown) Vindicator reported. Ohio bans smoking in most indoor public places through a law that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006 and took effect the following year. Smoking in vehicles while children are passengers has been outlawed in Canada and Australia, and in other states including Louisiana, Maine and California. Under California’s ban, the children may be as old as 17. Sen. Tom Patton, the chairman of the Highways and Transportation Committee, signaled support for the concept during Wednesday’s first hearing on Tavares’ bill. But he questioned the 6-year-old cutoff. “The difficulty in being able to determine whether a child is 6 versus 7 or 9,” Patton said, according to WBNS-TV. “And how often do people get pulled over? And would they have to provide birth certificates or proof that a child is over 6?” Another Republican, Sen. Frank LaRose of Fairlawn, warned that critics would be likely to say the proposal infringes on personal liberty. “A car represents freedom, and what I do in my car is my own freedom,” LaRose said. “But I think there’s also a really important point to make in that your freedom to act ends when it impacts another’s health, particularly an innocent young child.” That concern resonates with Christina Greenlee. The smoker and mother of four told the Columbus television station she has already made her car a smoke-free zone. “I choose not to smoke in front of them because of their health,” Greenlee said. “They say second-hand smoke is the worst thing.”

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No-fly list doubles WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has more than doubled, to about 21,000 names, its secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States, including about 500 Americans, the Associated Press has learned. The government lowered the bar for being added to the list, even as it says it’s closer than ever to defeating al-Qaida. The size of the government’s secret no-fly list has jumped from about 10,000 in the past year, according to government figures provided to the AP. The surge comes as the government says it’s close to defeating al-Qaida, after killing many of its senior members. But senior officials said the threat does not stop there.

Magna Carta to be on display WASHINGTON (AP) — A 715-year old copy of Magna Carta will soon return to public view at the National Archives after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents. The National Archives unveiled the medieval document Thursday in a specially humidified glass and metal case. It is the only original Magna Carta in the United States and will return to public display Feb. 17. A $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David Rubenstein funded the conservation, the custombuilt case and a new gallery being renovated to host Magna Carta.

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EGYPTIAN PROTESTERS stand on a cement block barrier thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry separating the interior ministry from Tahrir Square, Cairo, protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot Egypt Thursday. Egyptian police fired tear gas Thursday at that killed more than 70 people.

Protesters blame police for deaths CAIRO (AP) — Security forces clashed Thursday with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people, as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt. The deaths Wednesday night in a postmatch stadium riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said fueled anger at Egypt’s ruling military and the already widely distrusted police forces. Many in the public and in the newly elected parliament blamed the leadership for letting it happen — whether from a lack of control or, as some alleged, on purpose. Survivors of the riot described a nightmarish scene in the stadium. Police stood by doing nothing, they said, as fans of the winning home team, Al-Masry, attacked supporters of the top Cairo club, Al-Ahly, stabbing them and throwing them off bleachers.

A narrow exit corridor turned into a death trap as crowds of fans fled into it, only to be crushed against a locked gate as their rivals attacked them from behind. A network of zealous Al-Ahly soccer fans known as Ultras vowed vengeance, accusing the police of intentionally letting rivals attack them because they have been among the most aggressive of Egypt’s revolutionaries. Ultras were at the forefront of the anti-government uprising — first against toppled leader Hosni Mubarak a year ago and now against the military that took his place in power. “Either they will die or we will die,” one Ultra said, referring to the police, as he joined a march by some 10,000 people on the Cairo headquarters of the Interior Ministry, which oversees the security forces. He would only give his first name, Islam, for fear of reprisal by police.

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Time is running out HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that time is running out for a Mideast peace deal and urged Israel to make goodwill gestures, including easing its blockade of Gaza, to help lure the Palestinians back to negotiations. Ban attended a security conference in Israel just hours after visiting Gaza, where dozens of Palestinians pelted his armored convoy with shoes and sticks, accusing him of being unfairly biased toward Israel. Ban met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this week to try to salvage low-level talks on borders and security arrangements between Israel and a future Palestinian state.

OUT OF THE BLUE Roseanne for president? WASHINGTON (AP) — Roseanne Barr said Thursday she’s running for the Green Party’s presidential nomination — and it’s no joke. The actress-comedian said in a statement that she’s a longtime supporter of the party and looks forward to working with people who share her values. She said the two major parties aren’t serving the American people. “The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1% — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr said.

The march turned into a call for the ruling military council of generals, led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, to surrender power. “Say it out loud, the council must leave!” the marchers chanted, shouting to people in residential buildings along the way. “Get down from your balconies, Tantawi killed your children!” The military has faced protests for months led by secular and liberal youth groups demanding an end to its rule — and the soccer riot added to criticism that the generals have mismanaged the transition from Mubarak’s rule. Opponents accuse the generals of being as autocratic as the ousted president and of preserving much of his regime. They say elements in the police and former regime figures have been working behind the scenes to undermine the revolution and prevent real change.

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DONALD TRUMP greets Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney during a news conference, Thursday in Las Vegas.

Trump endorses Mitt Romney LAS VEGAS (AP) — With his trademark flair for spectacle, Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday on the famed Las Vegas strip — just hours after Newt Gingrich’s advisers were spreading the word that The Donald would be anointing him instead. Trump’s endorsement seemed likely to affect this Saturday’s Nevada primary — and the GOP nomination fight in general — about as much as a Sin City breeze disturbs the real estate mogul’s legendary hair. But he managed to create a stir of a different sort, at least for a day. Romney said he was glad to get the support, but he seemed almost bemused to be caught up in the Trumpian drama. “There are some things you just can’t imagine happening. This is one of them,” Romney said with a smile, looking out at the reporters and cameras jammed into the lobby of the hotel complex that bears Trump’s name. The real estate mogul had entered to applause, with Romney and his wife, Ann, at his side “Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp and he’s not going

to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love,” Trump said. He vigorously shook Romney’s hand and said, “Go out and get ‘em. You can do it.” But the endorsement was just the finale for a puzzling chain of events that began Wednesday when Trump’s office announced he would be flying to Las Vegas for a “major announcement” related to the presidential contest. Trump had announced last spring he would not run for the Republican nomination but had hinted as recently as last month that he might run for president as an independent. What would he say in Las Vegas? Gingrich advisers suggested Trump had sent “signals” that he planned endorse the former House speaker. The Gingrich team began leaking word of an impending endorsement to news organizations including The Associated Press. Nope. Reporters learned Thursday that Trump would be endorsing Romney instead. Earlier, on a tour of a Las Vegas manufacturing facility, Gingrich made clear he had gotten the message.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said it killed three of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terrorist leaders in a U.S.-backed airstrike that significantly weakens an al-Qaida-linked network that had used islands in the southern Philippines as a hideout and training base. The dawn strike targeting a militant camp on a remote island killed at least 15 people, including Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, a top leader of the regional Jemaah Islamiyah terror network, said military spokesman Col. Marcelo Burgos. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for the capture of Marwan, a U.S.-trained engineer accused of involvement in deadly bombings in the Philippines and in training militants. Also killed Thursday were the leader of the Philippinebased Abu Sayyaf militants, Umbra Jumdail, and a Singaporean leader in Jemaah Islamiyah, Abdullah Ali, who used the guerrilla name

Muawiyah, Burgos said. Police recovered the bodies, which were “positively identified by police and our intelligence informants at the site,” Burgos said. However, two Philippine security officials with knowledge of the airstrike told The Associated Press that Marwan’s body was not found, though bombs shattered the house where he was believed to have been. They said the body of Jumdail, also known as Dr. Abu Pula, was buried Thursday. One of the officials said the dead included Jumdail’s son, also an Abu Sayyaf fighter. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters. A U.S. official in Washington confirmed the strike on Jolo Island, an impoverished region 600 miles (950 kilometers) south of Manila, and said the Pentagon provided assistance in one of the region’s most successful anti-terror operations in years.

Authorities reveal past complaint LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deputies recommended in 1994 that an attempted fondling charge should be filed against a teacher now suspected of taking bondage-style photographs of children in his class, but prosecutors refused, saying there wasn’t enough evidence, authorities disclosed Thursday. The investigation came after a 10-year-old girl claimed elementary school teacher Mark Berndt reached toward her genitals during class and she pushed his hand away, sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott said. The details of the 18-yearold case and other claims by two former students about strange behavior by Berndt surfaced just three days after his arrest. The allegations raised further questions about why he wasn’t disciplined by school officials, who have been lambasted by some parents for waiting a year to reveal Berndt was suspected of photograph-

ing children for sexual thrills. Only parents of children identified as victims were told by authorities about the most recent investigation. School officials and investigators said proper procedures were followed to investigate and build a case against the teacher. Scott said the incident involving the 10-year-old occurred in September 1993 but wasn’t reported by the girl’s mother to officials at Miramonte Elementary School until the following January. The Los Angeles Times said the girl realized the teacher’s behavior was wrong and came forward to her mother after seeing an “Oprah” show about inappropriate touching. School officials notified the Sheriff’s Department, and the results of the investigation were sent to prosecutors with a recommendation to pursue a charge of committing a lewd act on a minor under the age of 14, Scott said.


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This Evening • The A.J. Wise Library book club in will meet at the library in Fort Loramie at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Sunflowers,” a novel about Vincent Van Gogh, by Sheramy Bundrick. • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Port Jefferson, 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Saturday Evening • 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 • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program — one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets in Russia for a Super Bowl party. (419) 678-8691.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • 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.

Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • 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. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome.

Tuesday Morning

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

Tuesday Afternoon

• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Tween Book Club for children in fourth and fifth grades will meet at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster at 3:30 p.m.

Little Kevin home from school Last Monday this snow was it was rainy and coming down it warm and now would have been this week we hard to keep up. have snow and The horses have cold again. a special shoe Kevin, 6, is that gives them home from a good grip on school today. He snow and ice but Amish has been runthe buggy slides ning a fever back and forth Cook since yesterday Lovina Eicher on ice especially morning. It is going around not a high fever but just corners. enough to make him feel We brought Jacob and miserable at times. He Emma’s son, Steven, 4, also has a cough and home with us from stuffy nose but other- church. We told Jacob wise no other big symp- and Emma to come for toms. Everybody else is supper later on. Steven the family seems OK so sure felt proud for all of far. Daughters Verena the attention from us and Loretta stayed home and he was like medicine from church services for Kevin. Kevin was yesterday to take care of looking out in the winKevin. On our way home dow when we came from church it was snow- home. When he saw we ing so hard we could brought Steven with us, barely see where we he started jumping up were going. The snow and down with excitestuck to the buggy wind- ment. Daughters Vershield so every once in ena, 14, and Lovina, 7, awhile we’d have to stop played Aggravation with and open the window to Steven and Kevin. It was reach out and brush off so cute to see Steven act the snow. This still beats so grown-up while playdriving in an open buggy, ing. Jacob and Emma arthough, like we used in rived around 5 p.m. to Indiana before we moved pick him up and to have here to Michigan. Some supper. Joe had grilled people have windshield 20 pounds of chicken wipers on their buggies which was more than but the wipers have to be enough. flipped back and forth by It was put to use in hand by turning a knob today’s lunches for whoon the inside. As fast as ever wanted chicken. Joe

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A kiss of peace and quiet Dear Heloise: loud and out of Here is a fond hand, I rememmemory of your ber vividly her mother. I had solution, delivthe very good ered in a fortune to live in drasteady, Hawaii as a matic Texas child. My father twang: “If you was stationed at boys don’t hush Hints Hickam Air up, I’m going to Force Base from KISS … from 1956 to 1960, YOU!!!” ImmeHeloise diate silence all and we were Heloise Cruse around, faithful memand bers of the back to work nearby base chapel. The we went. — John Hardy, original Heloise was liv- Baton Rouge, La. ing in Honolulu at the John, yes, that was same time. my mother, all right, and I am very sure that I can still hear her Texas she was the teacher for a twang! Thanks for makrather rowdy group of 9- ing me smile. — Heloise year-old boys during the LETTER OF Summer Daily Vacation LAUGHTER Bible School, including Dear Readers: Heloise me. She was a very good Central is an office full teacher, and she put us of women! I like calling through the paces of my employees “my girls,” “Bible verse drills.” The and one employee in quickest to find the particular doesn’t mind. verse would win. What Since she turned 40, she we would win, I can’t re- likes being called a girl! ally remember. — Heloise When things got too LUNCH TO GO

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said he will take the leftmacaroni and over cheese but he does not want chicken. He would much rather have macaroni and cheese or soup or something like it than meat in his lunch. On the menu for Sunday supper besides barbecued chicken was mashed potatoes, gravy, macaroni and cheese, corn, bread and butter, onion slices, hot peppers, ice cream and chocolate cake. Emma brought the cake. The roads were really icy and we weren’t sure whether there would be school today but there is. Kevin doesn’t want to let the fever keep him down. After he has medicine and his fever goes down he says “Mama, I am better.” I told him, “Your forehead still feels warm.” So he comes back with his hair damp and says, “Now feel my forehead.” He has been in the bathroom holding a cold washcloth to his forehead. He asked if he could take his temperature by himself and he said, “The score is 100.” We have a huge laundry waiting to be washed. Daughter Elizabeth is starting so I best go help her. Susan is washing the dishes and going to mop the floors

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Dear Heloise: We stayed at a motel this summer that provided a complimentary breakfast, but also a “breakfast on the go” lunch sack, and in it was a bottle of water, an apple, chocolate and a healthfood bar. Was it ever handy and delicious as we traveled. So, when we had company, I made “breakfast on the go” bags for the two of them. They planned to shop all day, so I labeled it the “shopping survival kit,” and they said it was wonderful. Thought you would like to pass it on! — Corrinne B., Universal City, Texas Glad to, and it’s a lovely gesture. Hey, what motel put chocolate in the breakfast bag? I want to stay there! — Heloise SMOOTH OPERATOR Dear Heloise: I have an almost-new, expen-


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Weather’s fine at coffee shop “That’s a If you didn’t fact,” Dud said. know what time “But I think of the year it it would be was, or what the kinda fun to weather was sweat right now. like, you could You know, just tell simply by Home in a hot sun eavesdropping Country sit and bask like an at the philosoSlim Randles old lizard and phy counter of sip iced tea … ” the Mule Barn “ … and wear dark coffee shop. Let’s give it a glasses,” said Herb. try. “ … and watch girls in “Good to see you here, bikinis,” said Dud. Doc,” said Herb Collins. They looked at him. “That warm water on the “Around here?” battery trick work for “Well, no. I mean, you?” Guatemala or Florida, “Thanks, Herb. Yep. I you know.” tried it this morning. “Yeah,” said Herb. What’s that you got “Guatemala.” there?” About that time “Travel thingie. You Loretta came up. “You know it’s more than 80 degrees in Guatemala … boys want your coffees topped off, or should I right now?” just turn the hose on “Saw a deal on TV,” Dud said. “They’re water you?” They shoved their skiing in Florida. You can go fishing down there all cups forward and grinned. year round.” “Sale on snow shovels “You going to down at the hardware Guatemala, Herb?” said store,” said Doc. Doc. “Heard that,” said “Maybe. Been thinking Dud. about it. I don’t know much Spanish, though.” The writer is a veteran “All you need to know,” newspaperman and outsaid Dud, “is ‘Hace doorsman who is a regismucho calor,’ Herb.” tered outfitter and guide. “What’s that mean?” He has written novels “Sure is hot!” and nonfiction books “I was just thinking based on rural living and yesterday,” said Doc, “of he has also been an the unsung beauty of sweat. You know, we take award-winning columnist for the largest daily sweat for granted in newspapers in Alaska summer. Heck, we even and New Mexico. He lives dislike it and go swimin Albuquerque. ming to wash it off.”

With help from the boys at the barbershop Larry’s alleIt’s time for giance to the another Super Pack began at Bowl. I would the tender age like to tell you of 11, when he that I don’t would rush know much home after about it, but church to that wouldn’t watch his hero, be true. For exThe road Vince Lomample, current bardi, coach AFC Conferless the famous ence champitraveled team. It was ons, the New Christina Ryan then that he England PatriClaypool became a ots, have Cheesehead. played in six previous How did I develop a Super Bowls, winning fondness for a team three. While NFC champs, the New York that had once been a Giants, have won three pain in my proverbial side? That, my friends, of the four Bowls they have played in. One of came from the wise advice of Melody Pees, those infamous victories occurred four years wife of Ohio native Dean Pees, who is curago, when NY pumrently the linebacker meled the Pats in Super Bowl XLII after coach for the Baltimore Ravens. On Jan. 26, New England’s 16-0 2012, the Baltimore undefeated season. Some NFL analysts say Sun speculated that the Patriots are out for Pees is in the running to be their next defen“revenge.” sive coordinator. Fascination My fascination with ‘Make it your life’ A few years back, I football started about a decade ago, when I re- interviewed the couple alized that I was your while Dean was servtypical football widow. I ing as the defensive coordinator at the New spent Sunday afternoons and evenings England Patriots. alone, sometimes Mon- When I asked Melody day nights, too. I grum- how she handled all the hours her husband bled about my husband’s fascination had to be gone, moves to different cities, etc. with big burly men in stretchy tights who ran she calmly replied, up and down a muddy “You have to make it field carrying a ball. your life, too.” I followed her wise Long ago, my spouse, advice and earnestly Larry Claypool, had suggested we add the began to study the sport. Being a seasoned line, “And I will be a journalist, I asked committed Green Bay Packer fan all the days questions. This is one of my life,” to our wed- of the best ways to ding vows. I thought he learn according to my was joking. What I did- mate, who is a local n’t know until after the public schools superinwedding is that there tendent, in addition to is nothing funny about being an armchair a football fan’s devoquarterback. Truthfully, most tion to his team.

NFL fans don’t seem to care too much about the Pro Bowl, because the real deal is the Super Bowl, which will be held Sunday in Indianapolis. Wanting to know what area folks thought about the impending rematch of the Giants and the Patriots, I headed to the Downtown Barbershop on the square in Sidney. Owner Andrew Steenrod says that “football is probably the No. 1 topic” of conversation there. The 33-year-old barber, who started the business nine years ago, believes the New England Patriots are the team with the advantage, although he admits that NY is a “well-balanced team,” too. Steenrod feels that he should pull for the Patriots, since Tom Brady was his fantasy football quarterback. The young business owner is a Cleveland Browns fan himself.

R-Illinois, I introduced the National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2011, which seeks to increase manufacturing jobs, identify emerging technologies to enhance U.S. competitiveness and strengthen the manufacturing sectors in which the U.S. is most competitive. And finally, we must work to add 21st century manufacturing jobs in Ohio — and ensure that our workers have the skills to fill those positions. I’ve long called for the renewal of a research and development tax credit known as the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit, or 48C. This credit has already helped many Ohio companies create jobs and transition to the clean energy economy. I’ve also called for the passage of the Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act, which would help workers train for high-tech jobs in their region. By tailoring workforce development to the needs of regional, high-growth industries, more Bipartisan vote workers will receive jobs and Though my bill cleared the more businesses will be atSenate by a bipartisan vote of 63-35, leaders in the U.S. House tracted to the region based. of Representatives have yet to Create jobs bring it to the floor for a vote. We may never replace all the That vote is long overdue — manufacturing jobs that we’ve and I urge my colleagues in the lost — but we can stand up for House to take up this bill as our workers. We should do soon as possible. everything we can to create the I’ve also been working with conditions that can create the the administration — as well jobs they need and that our as workers, educators, busicountry needs. We should do nesses and manufacturers everything we can to show once across Ohio — to develop a na- again that manufacturing is tional manufacturing strategy. the backbone to our economy Last year, with Rep. Mark Kirk, and our middle class.

tificially low due to currency manipulation. And in December, a federal appeals court ruled that the United States cannot place tariffs on subsidized imports from countries like China — the same tariffs that have helped create jobs at dozens of companies, like V&M Star Steel, where Elizabeth’s son Bryan is hard at work. So the question is: How can we strengthen manufacturing? That starts with enforcing trade law, which may be the best jobs plan that doesn’t cost taxpayers 1 cent. Last year, the biggest bipartisan jobs bill to pass the Senate was my Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011, a bill to crack down on China’s unfair currency manipulation. Currency manipulation is an illegal trade practice in which the Chinese government intentionally devalues its own currency against the United States dollar, giving its exports a price advantage.

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Sidney High School senior Dezmond Hudson, who averages 11 points per game as a basketball shooting guard, doesn’t really have a favorite. As for the Claypools, on Super Bowl Sunday Also Browns fan you will find my hubby Barber Franklin and me with our eyes Jackson Jr. is also a Browns fan, like Steen- glued to the TV. I’m rod, a loyalty he inher- pulling for the Giants, because I really like ited from his father. how Eli Manning fights The Sidney native is going with the Patriots, back in the fourth quarter. Until next citing Tom Brady as the reason for his pick. time, make sure you have a lot of chips with Kevin Lee, who dip on hand. played football at Sidney High School from The writer is a free1979-1983, agrees that New England will come lance journalist and inspirational speaker out the victor. “I’m going with the Patriots who lives in Sidney. … too much offense … Her husband, Larry Claypool, is the supertoo many weapons.” intendent at HardinForty-year-old Houston Schools. Chuck Miller is a dieContact her through hard Chicago Bears fan. “I would like to see her website at the NY Giants win it. www.christinaryan… I just like NY

Let’s make 2012 the year of manufacturing You may not know Rescuing the auto Elizabeth Williams industry was about personally, but you saving American manknow someone like her. ufacturing and preElizabeth Williams venting Ohio from is a single mother of entering a depression. two living in North It wasn’t just about Jackson who has three companies in Deworked at General Motroit, but about the tors’ Lordstown plant hundreds of suppliers Brown for 17 years. One of her and thousands of reports sons, Zachary, dreams workers — like ElizaSherrod Brown beth — who are the of becoming a state U.S. Senator highway patrolman. backbone of Ohio’s Though he’s only in economy. high school, he works as a partToday, plants from Toledo to time dispatcher for the Defiance to Youngstown are Columbiana Police Department hiring workers. The Chevy after school. Her other son, Cruze — which Elizabeth helps Bryan, is an iron worker who’s assemble at Lordstown — is stayed in the Mahoning Valley one of the hottest-selling cars and is working on building in America. And as new data V&M Star Steel’s new $650 from the Center for Automotive million expansion in Research reveals, we are seeing Youngstown. jobs retained and created in the auto and manufacturing secGuest ticket tors. Between 2009 and 2010, Every year, senators and members of Congress are allot- we added more than 3,000 new auto jobs in Ohio. By 2015, ted one guest ticket for the Ohio will add 3,500 new jobs on State of the Union address. Last week, Elizabeth Williams top of that. But much more needs to be done. attended President Obama’s Challenges address as my guest because she and her family symbolize Last year, following the exactly how important manuState of the Union, I called on facturing is to Ohio and to our the president to give manufacnation. turing the attention it rightly The most recent jobs report deserves. Our manufacturers noted 23,000 manufacturing face a slew of challenges right jobs were added in December, now. According to a recent reaffirming that manufacturing port, the U.S. has lost 28 peris critical to an economic recov- cent of its high-technology ery. Yet as we’ve seen with the manufacturing jobs over the auto rescue, there is a role for last decade. Manufacturers government to work alongside across Ohio and our country the private sector in supporting are facing a flood of cheap Chimanufacturing. nese imports — often priced ar-

ter,” he said. Steenrod humorously refers to Miller as the barbershop mascot. Tonya Beard works next door to the barbershop at U.S. Bank. The young mom brought her 12-year-old son Justin in for a haircut. “Our family are Bengals’ fans,” she said. Justin agrees that he is a Cincinnati fan, but he’s going with the Patriots as the next Super Bowl champ. While cutting Justin’s hair, barber Casey Barhorst said, “I’m going with the Giants. I think they are the hottest team in the NFL … gelling at the right time … best combination of offense and defense.”



WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and told police she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, remained in a jail Wednesday unable to post bond on bank robbery and other charges filed a day earlier by police in Waynesburg, in western Pennsylvania, where she's accused of robbing the First National Bank on Jan. 20. Arresting Officer Tom Ankrom said Fuller, of Carmichaels, about 10 miles east, explained her motives when she confessed to the crime. "During her confession, she stated she wanted to use the money to pay for dentures she was unable to get through welfare until next year," Ankrom said. Police distributed a surveillance photo of the robber, who appeared to be toothless, and an unnamed witness went to police and told them he had loaned Fuller the coat the robber was seen wearing in the picture. The man told police Fuller returned the coat because the zipper didn't work, and police said it matched one the robber is wearing in the picture.


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Students explore space exploration BY TERRY PELLMAN HOUSTON — Some EleHardin-Houston mentary School students are getting the opportunity to enjoy some out-ofthis-world learning. The children are third and fourth graders, most of whom are enrolled in classes for gifted students. Fifteen pupils are taking part in “Sailor of the Stars,” a nine-week program. The students are taking part in a special program in conjunction with the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, located in Wapakoneta, birthplace of Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon. Elementary Principal Sara Roseberry explained that she wanted to provide some of the more advanced students with a challenging learning experience. Thorough the Armstrong program, students are learning how astronauts

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BLAKE JACOBS (l-r), Alex Freytag and Hannah Hollinger see the world as one would see it from space. were prepared for space flight — from filling out an application to coping with the effects of extreme motion and the loneliness of space exploration. For example, the students learned of the “vomit comet,” a simula-

tor training vehicle that subjects trainees to the distressing and disorienting forces of gravity and high speeds. The students study models of equipment and space vehicles. In fact, there will even be some model launches at rocket

Valentine’s dinner planned for married, engaged couples RUSSIA — The St. Remy Church in Russia will be observing Valentine’s Day by stressing the importance of marriage. Married and engaged couples are invited to a special dinner at St. Remy hall on the evening of Feb. 11. The theme of the night out is, “You’re Still the One.” The doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner commences at 6:30. Attendees will partake of a wedding-style dinner, complete with wine, door prizes for early registrants and a marriage blessing. Couples wishing to attend must be registered by 9 a.m. Monday. For

tickets, contact St, Remy Church at (937) 5263437, or email The cost is $25 per couple. Dinner coordinator is Nicole Muhlenkamp. Others working on the arrangements are Jen and Steve Bowman, Eric and Nicole Voisard, Greg and Rose Pleiman, and and Heather Kent Borchers. Muhlenkamp explained that the event provides the opportunity for couples to “have an evening that honors marriage, and also strengthens and encourages married couples” to observe their vows.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of regularity of church attendance. Speakers will be Greg and Stephanie Schutte, married for 18 years. Greg is the director of Marriage Works in Dayton. The couple has been teaching Pre-Cana workshops for over seven years. The Schuttes were the speakers at last year’s Valentine’s Day dinner, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Muhlenkamp said that some in attendance wished the program could have lasted longer. More than 90 couples were at the dinner.

the school. Roseberry is pleased that the program involves a lot of science, math skill, writing skill and some principles of engineering. Another key factor is the use of critical thinking. The students are required to engage in teamwork and problem solving. The program takes the participants through the entire process of space travel, from blastoff to a precision landing. Along the way, they must study how to cope with the functions of everyday life in a confined space. There must be exercise, sleep, and the ability to look down at earth and understand its geography. Meals must be planned, experiments carried out and flight calculations completed. Some of this is accomplished by constructing and flying model gliders, then recording flight results. Then, upon return to earth, the astronauts must prepare for press conferences. Students must have an assigned role as a


DR. WALdo? Please LACE: Please hurry with your answer my opinion. — Fequestion real male, Miami, soon! My parFla. ents were reFEMALE: If c e n t l y you are in the separated, and I 12th grade and now live with will graduate my mother. My coming ’Tween this father still lives June, move back in the house 12 & 20 with your father Dr. Robert where our famuntil after you Wallace ily used to live, graduate. Then but my mother move in with and I moved to an apart- your mother. If you are ment on the other side of not a senior, stay put. Miami. Because of the Athletic participation is move, I had to change important, but living high schools. I don’t with the parent you mind attending the new most enjoy is more imschool, and I have al- portant. In athletics, ready made new friends. winning is important, But my problem is that I but again, participating was on the softball team is more important, and at my old school. If I still you can participate at lived in my old house, I your new school and still would be the starting live with your mother. shortstop on a very good team. My new high DR. WALLACE: I’m school has a weak ath- 19, and if I had a glass of letic program. I could wine in a fancy restauplay softball here, but rant, I’d be in trouble winning is fun and and so would the restauchances are we wouldn’t rant. I’m not advocating win many games. that those under 21 be If I moved back in allowed to purchase and with my father, I could consume hard liquor be eligible to play for my (whiskey, gin, vodka, old school. I love my dad, etc.) or even beer, but but I think I would enjoy come on — wine with a living with my mother meal is a civil act. I read better than living with that most European my dad. What should I countries allow a lower

Timothy J. Phlipot, section 7, part north 1/2 southeast 1/4 southeast 1/4, 6.73 acres; part southeast 1/4, 1.706 acres; part south 1/2 southeast 1/4, 1.5 acres; $89,000. Harold M. and Susan M. Hemmelgarn to Colby L. Graves and Sarah Hemmelgarn, section 17, part southwest 1/4, 2.856 acres, $177,300. Daniel S. and Jody Pearson to Jayson C. and Patricia A. Higgins, section 3, part northwest 1/4 exceptional plus easement, 5.001 acres, and part northwest 1/4, 1.745 acres, $270,000. Leonard C. and Donna C. Wirz to Guy D. and Sandra L. Gruters, section 5, part northeast 1/4 northeast 1/4, 10.70

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the school on Mondays for the after-school sessions. After several weeks of sessions at Houston, the students will travel to Wapakoneta to visit the museum. They will get to see the various exhibits, and examine some small rockets being brought in for their visit. The students involved express great enthusiasm for the special learning experience. Alex Freytag, daughter of Andy and Sandi Freytag, said that she likes the overall space program activities. For Hannah Hollinger, daughter and Chad Beth Hollinger, of one of the best parts is learning the history of the space program. Blake Jacobs, son of Paul and Kimberley Jacobs, said that he also enjoys the history lesson but also rocket engineering. Roseberry expressed her gratitude to Shawn McElroy, gifted coordinator for the Shelby County Educational Services center, for his assistance in arranging for the program.


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally transactions involve within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Loramie Township Wells Fargo Bank NA to Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, section 28, part southwest 1/4, 1.615 acres, exempt. Turtle Creek Twp. Beverly A. McClain to


member of the spacecraft crew. One must serve as the commander, another as the pilot and others as mission specialists and payload specialists. Asked if she has heard any of the students express the desire to become astronauts, Roseberry laughs and replies that all of them have done so. The principal noted there has been a de-emphasis on space travel, since the program is in a state of uncertainty. She wants the students to understand the importance of what has already taken place. The program takes students from the history of ancient Chinese rocketry to the International Space Station. Students become acquainted with how vehicles were named, which facilities control the various aspects of space missions, and learn the names of astronauts who have played important roles in our history of space exploration. Maria Vega, Armstrong Museum education director, comes to

What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read drinking age. I know the forecast given for Spain is one for sure. your birth sign. What other countries are civil with their mini- For Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 mum drinking age? — Kelly, Plattsburgh. N.Y. ARIES KELLY: Spain allows those 16 and older to (March 21 to April 19) Be extra careful today, consume all types of alcohol and most Euro- because this is an accipean countries have a dent-prone day for your lower minimum drink- sign. Be alert when you ing age than the United are driving, walking or States. It’s hard for jogging. Also be aware of Americans to under- what you say! TAURUS stand that teens 16 and (April 20 to May 20) older can consume alcoKeep an eye on your hol in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, money scene today, because you might find Poland and Portugal. It is estimated that money, or you could lose over 7,000 American money. This could go eilives per year are spared ther way. Also, guard because our minimum your possessions against drinking age is 21, and loss or theft. GEMINI that’s over 7,000 reasons (May 21 to June 20) to keep it that way! Don’t get in a hissy fit with anyone today, espeDr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from cially a partner, parent readers. Although he is or your boss. (Gulp.) grace unable to reply to all of Demonstrate under pressure. Think them individually, he will answer as many as before you speak. CANCER possible in this column. Email him at rwal- (June 21 to July 22) You feel restless and To find out more about Dr. impatient today. KnowRobert Wallace and read ing this ahead of time, features by other Cre- give yourself a lot of leeators Syndicate writers way. Don’t overbook. and cartoonists, visit the Take things easy today. LEO Creators Syndicate website at (July 23 to Aug. 22)

A friend will surprise you today, or, alternatively, you might meet a real character. Be gentle in group discussions, because something unexpected could erupt. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might be under scrutiny from bosses, parents and VIPs today because you lose your cool. Don’t do this. Don’t quit your day job. Don’t argue with authority figures. Chill out. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Travel plans likely will be delayed, canceled or rescheduled in some way. Ditto for plans related to higher education. Just go with the flow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Make friends with your bank account today. Make sure you know what’s happening with banking, shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances. (Something’s up.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Be patient with partners and close friends, because little arguments can break out easily today. People are intense, rebellious and very independent in their thinking today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your work routine will be interrupted due

to computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages and canceled meetings. Just accept this, and things will be fine. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Parents should know that this is an accidentprone day for your children, so be extra vigilant. You also need to be extra patient with your kids, because it’s a harder day for them. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Minor breakages could occur at home today, or small appliances might break down. Try to allow extra time for everything that you’re doing. If you’re patient and you have enough time, none of this will rattle you too much. YOU BORN TODAY It’s curious that you set high standards for yourself, and yet you’re also very aware of your limitations. You might say you’re a realistic perfectionist (if there is such a thing). You can be highly entertaining, especially when telling stories. In the coming year, a major change might take place, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2003. Birthdate of: Rob Corddry, actor/comedian; Natalie Imbruglia, singer/actress; Gabrielle Anwar, actress.


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IN HISTORY CROSSWORD TODAY HOROSCOPE Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 Today is Friday, Feb. the is a good possibility that3, two of There day of 2012. There 34th your innermost hopes and desires are will be realized in the 332 days left inapproaching the year. solar You canHighlight thank Lady in Luck for cycle. Today’s Hisher strong influence in helping bring tory: them to fruition. On Feb. (Jan. 3, 1959, rock-andAQUARIUS 20-Feb. 19) — A Holly, roll for instantBuddy gratification could hungerstars cause youValens to spend far more than you Ritchie and J.P. “The by purchasing somethingdied that should Big Bopper” Richardson you know will be on sale next week. inBeamore small plane crash near disciplined. Clear Lake, Iowa. 20) — Cour(Feb. 20-March PISCES tesy politeness Onand this date: are always extremely when dealing with ■ Inimportant 1783, Spain formally others. If you forgo these graces and recognized American indeact grumpy, it will diminish your poppendence. ularity with the very people you most ■ In 1865, President Abralike. ARIESLincoln (March 21-April 19) — If you ham and Confederwear yourPresident heart on yourAlexander sleeve, someate Vice one whom you feel strongly about H. Stephens a shipboard could seriouslyheld wound you. Don’t peace conference the allow your emotions tooff get in theVirway of reality. ginia coast; the talks deadTAURUS over (April 20-May — Get an locked the 20) issue of understanding in advance that each Southern autonomy. person will pay his or her own way if ■ areIn you going1913, out with the a friend16th who Amendment thethe Constitualways seems toto leave table just beforeproviding the bill arrives. tion, for a federal GEMINItax, (May was 21-June 20) — Unless income ratified. you treat critical career matters with ■ In 1924, the 28th presithe seriousness they deserve, you dent of the United States, could relax your diligence, start coasting and lose much of the progress Woodrow Wilson, died you in already made. Stay on top things. Washington, D.C., at of age 67. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Don’t ■ In 1930, the chief justice let one of your greater assets — the ofability the to United States,logically William assess situations — Howard Taft, resigned for to lie fallow. It might be fun to be a wishful reasons. thinker, but(He it’s far better to health died just be a realistic one.later.) over a month LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Should the ■ In 1943, during World possibility of a misunderstanding War II, theyouU.S. arise between and atransport friend over ship Dorchester, was something rather silly,which straighten it out immediately. If to youGreenland, don’t, it could carrying troops get blown way out of hit proportion. sank after being by a GerVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Someone man torpedo; of the more who has disappointed you in the past than 900you men only by letting downaboard, has no problem doing 230 it again. Don’t put too much some survived. stock of his or promises. ■ in Inany 1959, anherAmerican LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — RegardAirlines Lockheed Electra less of how badly a certain person crashed into New York’s wants to try, don’t allocate workEast of an River, of thewhose 73 peoartistickilling nature to65 a person talentson don’t run in that vein. Find a way ple board. to ■ spare his or her feelings. In 1966, the Soviet probe SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Under Luna 9 became the first manmost conditions you are not a clingy made object to make a soft person, but there’s a good chance you landing on the moon. might attempt to hang on to someone who to exitNew the scene. ■ wants In 1971, YorkRefrain City from doing so — Frank it’ll makeSerpico, you look police officer bad. who had charged there21) was SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. — widespread corruption the Although you might be pretty in good at NYPD, was shot and have serimaking promises, you could a hard time fulfilling during them. Avoid makously wounded a drug ing any bust in commitments. Brooklyn. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — ■ In 1972, the XI Olympic Avoid using flattery to get others, Winter Games opened in such as your co-workers, to do things for you. If insincerity Sapporo, Japan. is perceived, it might ■ Inactually 1991, get thethem ratetoforplota against you instead. first-class postage stamp rose COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature toSyndicate, 29 cents. Inc.







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Gift of organ donation priceless DEAR DR. The site has DONOHUE: I you select your would like to take home state. You organ donation a will then be put step further and on that state’s donate my body to donor registry. science. If any The United Netpart of me can work for Organ help find a cure Sharing (UNOS) for a disease or To your contracts with the help someone live Department of good longer, I will have Health to mainbeen of some use health tain a central netto my fellow Dr. Paul G. work, open all human beings. hours and all Donohue Furthermore, it days. It facilitates would save my family the the identification of a suitexpense of a funeral. How able donor for a suitable do I go about setting this recipient. A hospital with up? — D.C. a donor alerts the local ANSWER: I believe Organ Procurement Oryou mean you would like ganization, and a repreall usable organs to be do- sentative immediately nated for use in others. visits the hospital to see if For this, you deserve the donor organs are ackudos. You can learn all ceptable. You or your famthe facts you need by vis- ily doesn’t have to do a iting the U.S. Department thing. Enrolling with the of Health and Human Department of Health is Services at http://organ- all you need to do. You deserve a pat on

the back. If more people were like you, the desperate deficit of organs would not exist. Age is not an impediment to donation. Neither are most illnesses. You do need to emphasize to your relatives your desire, and having it put on your driver’s license also helps. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter, a hospital nurse, has seen patients with arthritis respond to acupuncture treatments. One patient my daughter saw was screaming with arthritis pain. One day my daughter came into the hospital and saw this person walking around. She asked how, and was told that the patient got acupuncture treatment. I had back problems that were gone with acupuncture treatment. You said needles are inserted into the skin.

APPREHENSIVE BRIDE-TO-BE DEAR APPREHENSIVE: You need to be up front and sort this out with Claire before issuing an invitation. It is possible that her husband is legally enjoined from having contact with minors and could not attend your wedding even if invited. If you prefer that he not attend, you need to have the courage to say so. It probably won’t be the first time she has heard it. But safety of the young people, not to mention your peace of mind, must come first. DEAR ABBY: A few months ago I joined a small church. It had a sign-up sheet for people to bring food to an event. The information requested included my name and email address.

75 years Feb. 3, 1937 Up to noon today the total amount conin Shelby tributed county to the American Red Cross flood relief has surpassed the $6,500 mark. ––––– Reflecting an upswing in economic conditions the annual activity report of the National Re-employment Service in Ohio shows that 320 Shelby county residents were absorbed by private industry in 1936. ––––– Members of the Business Girls Association will hear an interesting story of the fascinating life in the McDowell Colony, when Mrs. G.U. Rhees presents the program at their meeting tomorrow evening. Last summer Mrs. Rhess was privileged to spend some time at this colony whose doors are open only to those actively working in the different artistic fields.

port filed today and Judge Lieudell Bauer was unable to explain the surprising falling off in romantic interest, he said. ––––– Second petition of a candidate seeking nomination in the May 8 primary election was on file today with the county board of elections. It was filed by William Sandham, Orange township farmer, who seeks to be the Republican nominee for full term county commissioner.

25 years Feb. 3, 1987 New officers and shareholders have been named at Slagle Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Sidney in connection with a recent reorganization. Joining Michael Eley, chief executive officer, as new shareholders in the company as a result of the reorganization are Jerry Kingseed, Gary Smith and Dale Brockman. ––––– ANNA — For the first time ever, 15 eight and ninth graders at Anna High School will be participants in this years Junior High Science Olympiad March 21 at Piqua. These students will be competing against 12 other schools from a 13 county district in a variety of events which include, bridge building, a computer programming energy contest, a naked egg drop, paper airplane contest, science password game, pentathalon contest, periodic table quiz, and rock and fossil identification. ––––– This year will mark the seventh Annual Singing Valentine Project for the Shelby County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Area volunteers will sing to” that special someone” at their home or workplace in Shelby County. A choice of songs is offered. Persons receiving the melodious greeting will receive a flower and a personal message from their loved one. Many husbands, wives, parents, bosses. Girlfriends, and boyfriends have been surprised with the fun valentine in past years. ––––– 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!

People think that is painful; it is not. Hope you help your readers understand this. — M.B. ANSWER: The medical journal articles I cited in that answer had positive things to say about acupuncture. I did say needles were used, but I added “fine” to “needles.” People need not fear pain 50 years from their use. I am Feb. 3, 1962 happy for the results you Formal dedication of got and the ones witnessed by your daughter. the new home of the Sidney Church of the Dr. Donohue regrets Brethern will be held on that he is unable to an- Sunday, April 8, it was swer individual letters, announced today by Rev. but he will incorporate James Tyler Pastor of them in his column when- the congregation. Conever possible. Readers may struction work on the write him or request an new church building, loorder form of available cated at 2220 North health newsletters at P.O. Main Avenue, is rapidly completion. Box 536475, Orlando, FL nearing 32853-6475. Readers may Construction work on also order health newslet- the new church building, ters from www.rbma- design by and supervised by Freytag and Freytag, local architects, was started last April. ––––– Dan Cupid, “took it The person in charge of easy” in Shelby county the church email added in 1961, bringing only me to the announcements 228 marriages compared list, and sent every email to 350 in the preceding as a cc instead of a blind year. This is shown in an copy. Now people I never annual probate court regave my email address to (and would not have given it to) are replying “all,” sending messages to everyone and emailing me directly. It bothers me that they do this. I’m not sure how to approach them about this problem. I guess the rest don’t have issues with it, but I do. — E-PEEVED IN OKLAHOMA DEAR E-PEEVED: You have two choices: Go through the hassle of changing your email address and notifying your friends and family — or simply hit “delete” when one of those emails pops up. I vote for the latter. As you stated, it’s a small church. Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at

Bride wants to keep friend’s husband off guest list DEAR ABBY: attending my Over the years wedding. I’d like I’ve stayed in to invite her, but touch with my not Kirk. I think childhood best he would be too friend, “Claire.” much of a distracWe talk a few tion for me. There times a year and I will be enough attended her wedpeople keeping an ding 10 years ago. eye on the kids, Dear In the interbut I know if I see Abby vening years, her him talking to my Abigail husband, “Kirk,” niece or nephew, it has cheated on Van Buren will make me exher multiple times and tremely uncomfortable. was once arrested by an God forbid, if he did someundercover cop when he thing inappropriate, it tried to meet a 14-year- would end my friendship old for a sexual liaison. with Claire. Despite it all, Claire has Am I worrying too chosen to stay with him. I much? I don’t want to have made peace with the hurt my friend, but I also fact that it is her decision don’t want to put any and, because she lives in child in harm’s way or another state, it hasn’t af- have my memory of the fected my life in any prac- day marred with scantical way — until now. ning the crowd to make I am being married sure Kirk isn’t doing anynext year, and Claire has thing suspect. Your opinexpressed excitement at ion would be helpful. —

Feb. 3, 1912 Rev David H. Hathaway, retired Methodist minister, and well known resident, was killed last evening when he was struck by a southbound Western Ohio car North of Sidney, a short distance South of the Plum Creek. Rev. Hathaway, who lives nearby, was walking to the church for a service, during a blowing snow storm. He apparently did not see or hear the work car which was clearing snow from the tracks. ––––– More than 30 makes of automobiles will be on exhibition at the big auto show to be held in Dayton the second week in February. Included in these are all the wellknown makes of cars: Cadillac, Hup, Yates, Flanders, Mitchell, Pierce Arrow, Columbus Electric, Overland, Locomobile, Hudson, Marmon, Empire, Paige Detroit, Buick, Peerless, Baker Electric, Reo, Ford, Speedwell, Winton, Stoddard-Dayton and others.

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SHELBY COUNTY LIBRARIES is accepting resumes at the Amos Memorial Public Library for the position of CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES: Creating, planning and implementing library programs for children, birth through grade 5 under the direction of the Director of Library Services for Children. Work schedule: day, evening and weekend hours up to 20 hours/ week based on the needs of the library. Relevant college course work and/ or work experience with children required. *Full job description available on request.

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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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LARGE 2 bedroom, central air and appliances. 429 N Main. $450 month plus deposit. (937)606-0418.

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TRAILER, Paris Courts, lot #18, Piqua, 2 bedrooms, new furnace, appliances included, shed, $4500 (937)498-1036

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

NONE NICER! 2 bedroom, 1000 square feet, all appliances, attached garage, quiet secure neighborhood. All yard work furnished. $585. (937)498-9665. One FREE Month! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. 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.

REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, Side by side, almond & black, 33 inches wide, 68 inches high, $200.00 (937)295-2772 WOOD FURNACE, United States Stove Company Model 1537 Hotblast Solid (wood/ coal). Twin 550 cfm blowers and filter box. Purchased in 2002. Very good condition, $800, (937)638-0095.

DESKTOP COMPUTER, 2000 with printer. Word and Excel installed. $40. (937)492-9863.

(937)498-4747 One FREE Month! PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included. (937)498-4747 SIDNEY, Large 1 Bedroom, upstairs. Stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. $325/ month plus utilities. (937)394-7253

Village West Apts. "Simply the Best" $200 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT!

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

AMERICAN BULLDOG, with papers. 1 1/2 years old, male. $500 OBO. Includes cage. Call for more details. (937)489-3007 APPLIANCES, 30" GE ceramic top, electric stove, $300, 30" Sharp above stove microwave, $150, Frigidaire dishwasher, $100, all almond/ black, excellent condition, individual or $500 for all, (937)492-8470

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

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

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BORDER COLLIE puppies (4) males, registered, farm raised, $200 each. Union City, IN. (937)564-2950 or (937)564-8954

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

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

TV CONSOLE, Riverside brand. Like NEW. Solid wood, cherry finish. Glass front. DVD organizers. 50"L x 21.5"W x 26"H, $450, (937)295-2678.

KITCHEN CABINETS and vanities, new, oak and maple finish. All sizes, below retail value. (330)524-3984 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)214-0861.

CATS: Great companion pets for seniors or family. Vet checked with shots. Black & tiger. Responsible pet parents only. (937)492-2563



Jason Black BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

Chris Henry

WE BUY vintage, old items. Jewelry, toys, pottery, glassware. 1 item or entire estate. (419)860-3983 WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers and much more. (937)638-3188.

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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 1999 PLYMOUTH Grand Voyager, many new parts, $2,300 or best offer. 1996 Grand Cherokee 4x4, $2,800. (937)658-2421

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Contact Sports Editor Ken Barhorst with story ideas, sports scores and game stats by phone at (937) 498-5960; e-mail,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

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SHS wrestlers shoot for GWOC North title Sidney High had eight wrestlers seeded for the Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament, which begins today at Trent Arena in Kettering, and that’s enough to lead head coach Jim McCracken to think his team will challenge for the North Division title. Action begins at 5:30 today and resumes at 10 a.m. on Saturday. “From day one, our goal has been to win the GWOC North,” McCracken said. “Vandalia is the team to beat and you can never count them out.” Sidney’s seeded wrestlers include the following: 103: Alex Willman, fifth 113: Jacob Sharp, fifth 126: Cody Davis, second 132: Rhett Rosengarten, alternate 138: Mason Calvert, first 145: Ryan Penley, fifth 152: Derek Spangler, third 170: Garrick Ginter, fifth The tournament will include all 18 teams in the GWOC, and McCracken said the top three will likely be Centerville, Fairmont and Beavercreek, in no particular order. He also said Wayne will challenge for the title. With those mega-sized

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schools, Sidney’s goal is obvious — to win the North. “Overall, we’re shooting to finish between fifth and eighth,” he said. “It just de-

pends on what team shows up. This is about the last weekend we can do something as a team. From here on out, it’s all individual.”

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MINSTER’S BRIDGET Geiger tries to get around Chloe Warvel of Versailles in girls basketball action Thursday at Minster.

2nd quarter keys Minster’s victory MINSTER — Minster trailed by one after a period, but dominated from there to post a 62-44 win over Versailles in Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Lady Wildcats are now 5-2 in the MAC and 13-3 overall. Versailles is 4-4 and 12-5. The second quarter was the key, Minster holding Versailles to just two points to go from one down to 12 ahead at the half. Ten Minster players scored and eight had four or more, led by Tara Clune with 18. Versailles (44) Kremer 2-1-7; Warvel 3-3-9; Winner 1-0-2; Schlater 1-0-2; Prenger 0-22; McEldowney 1-2-5; Pothast 3-3-9; Heckman 3-2-8. Totals: 14-13-44. Minster (62) Arnold 0-2-2; Albers 3-0-6; Hoelcher 3-0-6; Richard 3-0-7; Schmiesing 1-3-5; Fausey 10-2; Geiger 2-1-5; Dahlinghaus 2-0-4; Clune 7-418; Wuebker 1-5-7. Totals: 23-15-62. Score by quarters: Versailles ......................19 21 32 44 Minster .........................18 33 46 62 Three-pointers: Versailles 3 (Kremer 2, McEldowney); Minster 1 (Richard). Records: Minster 13-3, Versailles 12-5. Reserve score: Versailles 38, Minster 24.


Lady Cavs in easy win The Lehman Lady Cavs evened their record at 9-9 with an easy 60-29 victory over Troy Christian in action Thursday at Lehman. After leading just 8-6 after a quarter, Lehman outscored the visitors 16-4 in the second period. Lehman had four in double figures, led by Kandis Sargeant, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsey Spearman had 17 points and Paxton Hatcher and Ava Schmitz 10 each. Troy Christian (29) Haderd 0-6-6; Honeyman 0-1-1; Demmitt 4-4-12; Lybarger 0-2-2; Sloan 1-0-2; Benjamin 2-0-6. Totals: 7-13-29. Lehman (64) Yannucci 2-0-4; Harrelson 1-1-3; Schmitz 4-0-10; Spearman 6-4-17; Hather 4-2-10; Sargeant 7-2-16. Totals: 24-9-60. Score by quarters: TC ...................................6 10 17 29

Lehman...........................8 24 45 60 Three-pointers: TC 2 (Benjamin 2); Lehman 3 (Schmitz 2, Spearman). Records: Lehman 9-9, TC 6-12.


Loramie rolls to County win BOTKINS — Fort Loramie forced Botkins into 33 turnovers and won by a surprising margin, 58-24, in County girls basketball action Thursday. AP Photo/Mark Duncan The Lady Redskins are now 8-2 in the league and 11-6 FORMER OHIO State football coach Jim Tressel speaks after being introduced as the new overall. Botkins is 5-5 and 8-9. vice president for strategic engagement at the University of Akron Thursday in Akron. “They put on a defensive clinic,” said Botkins coach Don Mack. “They trapped us all over the floor.” Darian Rose had 17 to lead “The first thing I’ve got to AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Zips in 1975, will earn a base Loramie. Through it all, Jim Tressel salary of $200,000 per year, do is listen and learn,” said Fort Loramie (58) more than $3 million less Tressel, who helped Akron never lost his charm. Turner 2-0-6; Imwalle 2-0-4; WestAs he worked the room the than he made during the last in its search for a new footerheide 1-0-2; Drees 1-0-2; Rose 6-517; Brandewie 2-5-9; Meyer 3-2-8; way he did for a decade as of 10 years guiding the Buck- ball coach. “I’m just on the Ordean 1-1-3; Benanzer 3-0-7. Totals: Ohio State’s coach, delighting eyes. Tressel will begin his team.” 21-13-58. Tressel, 59, is not permitstudents and faculty mem- new job on May 1. Botkins (24) “I feel fortunate that I got ted to have any direct involveChristman 2-0-4; McCullough 3-1- bers, school trustees and 8; Johnson 1-1-3; Pitts 4-1-9. Totals: Akron’s president with stories this opportunity,” Tressel said ment with the school’s athletic 10-3-24. of past successes and plans for following a packed news con- department, one of the condiScore by quarters: the future, Tressel felt like he ference on campus unlike any tions of the five-year, showLoramie.........................16 34 47 58 in the school’s history. “It’s cause sanction he was given had come back home. Botkins............................6 11 19 24 by the NCAA following its in“This,” he said, “is a second going to be a fun one.” Three-pointers: Loramie 3 In his new position, Tres- vestigation into the Ohio (Turner 2, Benanzer); Botkins 1 (Mc- chance.” Cullough). Tressel is back on campus. sel, who said he has no inter- State mess. Records: Loramie 11-6, Botkins He’s starting over where he est in coaching in the NFL, NCAA spokesperson Stacey 8-9. will work with Akron’s stu- Osburn confirmed Tressel will began. Reserve score: Loramie 49, Tressel, forced to resign in dents, alumni and commu- not be allowed to have contact Botkins 9. disgrace last May amid a nity organizations on a with recruits if he is not a —— cash-for-tattoos scandal at variety of issues. Although “countable coach.” New Knoxville However, Tressel’s name Ohio State that toppled the he’s not officially on the clock, wins in MAC football powerhouse, was in- Tressel met with student alone is sure to give Akron, NEW KNOXVILLE — New troduced Thursday as Akron’s leaders before the news con- with an enrollment of 29,000 Knoxville jumped out to a 19- new vice president of strategic ference, telling them he was and plans to grow to 40,000 6 lead over Coldwater after engagement, ‚Äî a position committed to using his students, a major boost in one quarter and used that to created just for him. Northeast Ohio connections name recognition and his beat the Lady Cavs 45-34 in Tressel, who started his to build relationships be- presence will certainly help in MAC action Thursday. coaching career as an under- tween the school and commu- recruiting athletes and other Paige Lehman led a bal- graduate assistant for the nity. students. anced attack with 10 points for the Lady Rangers.

Tressel back on campus

Coldwater (34) Kahle 1-2-4; Muhlenkamp 4-0-11; Goubeaux 1-0-2; Dues 3-0-6; Wellman 1-0-3; Schlater 3-0-6; Kanney 1-0-2. Totals: 14-2-34. New Knoxville (45) Horstman 2-5-9; Reineke 2-5-9; Kuck 2-2-7; Dillion 3-1-7; Heidt 1-1-3; Lehman 5-0-10. Totals: 15-14-45. Score by quarters: Coldwater .......................6 15 28 34 NK.................................19 31 40 45 Three-pointers: NK 1 (Kuck); Coldwater 4 (Muhlenkamp 3, Wellman). Recods: NK 13-3, Coldwater 9-7.

Junior high tournament finals set

The championship matchup for the County Junior High Girls Basketball Tournaments are set after semifinal action Thursday at Houston. In 7th grade play, topseeded Fairlawn routed Botkins 47-8 and Russia edged Anna 20-16 to both advance to the champonship on Monday.

The two will meet at 6 p.m. at Russia High School. Fairlawn was led by Audrey Francis with 15, Whitney Tyler with 13 and Moriah Pauley with 12. Russia was led by Maria Herron with seven points. • The 8th grade semifinals were also held on Thursday,

at Russia. Anna and Fort Loramie will square off for the championship after Anna defeated Houston 40-24 and Fort Loramie downed Fairlawn 56-10. The 8th grade game will also be Monday at Russia, following the 7th grade championship.


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32nd annual JC freshman tourney starts on Monday Jackson Center 5:45 — Anna vs. Fairlawn 7:00 — Fort Loramie vs. Botkins 8:15 — Russia vs. Houston Semifinals Feb. 11 10 a.m. — Lehman-JC winner vs. Anna-Fairlawn winner 11:15 — LoramieBotkins winner vs. RussiaHouston winner Feb. 13 5:30 — Consolation First round games game Monday 6:45 — Championship At Jackson Center 4:30 — Lehman vs. game

JACKSON CENTER — The 32nd annual Jackson Center Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament will be held starting Monday. There are eight teams competing for the title, and there will be four first-round games on Monday. The semifinals will be on Feb. 11 and the championship and consolation games on Feb. 13. Following are the pairings:

SMS wrestlers finish season with 17-8-1 mark The Sidney Middle School wrestlers traveled to Covington on Tuesday night. The Junior Jackets lost to Coldwater 39-28 and to Northmont 45-42. Finishing with two wins were Will Wallace, Sam Niswonger, Kavan Sarver and Brad Blosser. Getting one win each were Phillip Bertsch, Kyle Pierce, Cole Hofmann and Jac Beatty. The team completed its season with a record of 17-8-1. • Last Friday, the SMS wrestlers went to

Versailles to wrestle the Tigers and Lehman. Sidney won both matches. Wrestlers with two wins were Kyle Pierce, Will Wallace, Sam Niswonger, Kavan Sarver, Brad Blosser, Cole Hofmann, Bryce Henry and Shon Wooten. Winning once were Austin McLain, Phillip Bertsch, Dakota Wenrich, Jonathan Perin, Kaine Fischer and Jac Beatty. Lehman wrestlers winning were Brendon Cameron Simmons, Roller and Jake Earhart.

Annual spring basketball league set in Botkins BOTKINS — The Shelby Shooters will host their annual spring basketball league for 5th-to-8th grade boys and girls. For more information,

email Tony Togers at rogerst@botkins.k12.oh. us, call (937) 658-2100, or check the m/welcome.asp?url=shel byshooters.

Lady Eagles win three times Christian Academy’s girls have played three games recently. The Lady Eagles edged Spring Valley 3433, with Holly Spencer scoring 20 and Kayla Curtis 12, including the winning bucket with :08 left.

The girls also beat Seton Catholic 32-21, with Spencer scoring 20 and Lauren Jenkins grabbing 15 rebounds. Finally, the Lady Eagles, defeated New Creations 40-36 to go to 9-5 on the year. Spencer scored 24 in that game.

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Ailing Gronkowski returns INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rob Gronkowski practiced with the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl for the first time Thursday. Now coach Bill Belichick is waiting to see how the All-Pro tight end’s injured ankle responds. Gronkowski, recovering from a high sprain in his left ankle, participated on a limited basis for the first time since being injured Jan. 22 in the third quarter of the 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game. “He did some things. He didn’t do everything,” Belichick said. “We’ll see how he is (Friday). I think that will be the big key.”

Super Bowl viewers Last year’s Super Bowl had the most viewers of any program in television history, surpassing 2010’s game, which had set the record with 106.5 million. 120 million


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Gronkowski, who set an NFL single-season record for tight ends with 17 touchdown catches, took part during

the second half of the nearly two-hour practice for Sunday’s championship game against the New York Giants. “It was fine,” Belichick said, “It was a good test for him, too, at least. At least he was out here and did some things to see how it feels. We’ll see how it goes.” Gronkowski wore a removable boot for a week before discarding it Monday. Teammates have expressed confidence that he would play Sunday against the New York Giants. “I know he’s going to be ready,” tight end Aaron Hernandez said. “It’s not like he broke anything or he can’t walk on it. He got a little

Tribe, Kotchman reach deal CLEVELAND (AP) — After exploring other options and coming up empty this winter, the Cleveland Indians may have finally found their new first baseman: Casey Kotchman. The team agreed to terms Thursday night on a one-year, $3 million contract with Kotchman, a free agent, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is not expected to be announced until Friday. Kotchman can make an additional $1.75 million in performance bonuses, one of the persons said. Kotchman batted a career-best .306 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs in a career-high 146 games for Tampa Bay last season. It was a breakout year for the 28-year-old, who signed a minor league contract with the Rays last January. Kotchman was one of only three AL First basemen — Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez were the others — to finish in the top 10 in both batting average and on-base percentage while appearing in at

least 40 games at the position. Kotchman is expected to compete for the Indians’ starting job at first during training camp with Matt LaPorta and Russ Canzler, who signed with the club earlier this week. LaPorta has been a major disappointment for the Indians, who made finding a quality hitter at first one of their offseason priorities. The team couldn’t afford Prince Fielder, one of the gems of this year’s free agent class, and the Indians were rejected by Carlos Pena, who spurned their one-year offer and re-signed with the Rays after a year with the Chicago Cubs. Kotchman, a solid hitter and superb fielder, could be their answer. Because LaPorta still has a minor league option, it’s possible he could begin next seasons at Triple-A Columbus. Kotchman also has a much better glove, another plus in his favor to win the starting job. Kotchman bats lefthanded and is a career. 268 hitter with 59 homers in eight seasons with the Angels, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Tampa Bay.

AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey, File

IN THIS July 31, 2011, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Casey Kotchman hits an RBI-single in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Kotchman, who batted a career-best .306 for Tampa Bay last season. His career .998 field- history among first baseing percentage is the men with at least 700 highest in major league games at the position.

State tourney tickets to go on sale Feb. 13 COLUMBUS — Plenty of all-session and single-session tickets will be available for the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments, and public sales of tickets for both tournaments will begin soon through Ticketmaster or in person at The Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center, the site of both state tournaments that take place in March. Boys state tournament all-session ticket sales begin on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., and single-session ticket sales begin Monday, March 12, at 10 a.m. The cost for all-session ticket books is $144 for the Entry and Club Levels of the arena or $120 for the Terrace Level, while single-session tickets are $15 for the Entry and Club Levels and $12 for the Terrace Level. The boys state tournament is March 22, 23 and 24. All ticket sales — both all-session and single-session — for the girls state tournament also begin on Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. All-session ticket books cost $64 each and single-session tickets are $10 each. The girls state tournament will be held March 15, 16 and 17. Tickets can be purchased in person at Ticketmaster locations (including most Kroger stores), by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by going on-line at Ticketmaster orders will also include applicable service charges. To avoid service charges, tickets can be purchased in person in Columbus at

sprain and he’s fine.” Ten other players participated in practice on a limited basis. The Patriots will taper off their activity at Friday’s session. “Obviously, we don’t have much new going in, just kind of making sure everything we have going in we’ve got right,” Belichick said. The Patriots plan to hold a walk through on Saturday. On Wednesday, Belichick took a half-hour break in practice to simulate the extended halftime for the Super Bowl. “It’s not perfect but it’s the best we could do,” Belichick said. “Practice, take a break, come back out and re-start.”

the OSU Athletic Ticket Office, located in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center with office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 37th Annual OHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 15: 1:00-Division IV semifinal 3:00-Division IV semifinal 6:00-Division III semifinal 8:00-Division III semifinal Friday, March 16: 1:00-Division II semifinal 3:00-Division II semifinal 6:00-Division I semifinal 8:00 Division I semifinal Saturday, March 17: 10:45-Division IV final 2:00-Division III final 5:15-Division II final 8:30-Division I final

—— The 90th Annual OHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 22: 10:45-Division IV semifinal 2:00-Division IV semifinal 5:15-Division III semifinal 8:30-Division III semifinal Friday, March 23: 10:45-Division II semifinal 2:00-Division II semifinal 5:15-Division I semifinal 8:30-Division I semifinal Saturday, March 24: 10:30-Division IV final 1:30-Division III final 4:30-Division II final 8:30-Division I final

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GIANTS Regular-season • Postseason stats

ey, Indianapolis. A Manning will be playing in your Super Bowl, after all. No, not that one. It’ll be Eli Manning leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots – and this time on older brother Peyton’s home field. Four years after New York stunned previously undefeated New England in the Arizona desert, they’ll play a Super repeat. Eli vs. Brady. Coughlin vs. Belichick. The Patriots are rolling into the Super Bowl having won 10 straight, with their last loss being to – you guessed it – the Giants, 24-20 back in early November. Patriots-Giants. One more time.

Postseason: 419.5 298.5 121.0




OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 428.0 Passing Rushing

First downs: (399) Rushing Passing


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OFFENSE Total yards (avg.): 385.1 Passing Rushing

First downs: (331) Rushing Passing 84

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Postseason: (56) 17


DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 411.1 Passing Rushing 293.9 117.1

Finding room to roam

Establishing the ground game

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is an underrated runner with power and burst who has never fumbled in his NFL career. Could be charged with picking up blitzes when Giants send DBs after Brady.

Ahmad Bradshaw has more power than his size might indicate. Has 14 receptions in the playoffs. Backup Brandon Jacobs rushed for 571 yards and seven TDs during the season.

Postseason: 325.0 195.0 130.0 SCORING (PPG)

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Team makeup Current 53-man roster

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Current 53-man roster


B. Green-Ellis 42 • RB

D. Branch 84 • WR

Trades 2


Must pressure Brady with a varied pass rush. Up front, All-Pro DE Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora need to be forces against a line built to protect Brady.




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WR Wes Welker (9)


TE Rob Gronkowski (17)

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Wes Welker set franchise record with yards receiving (1,569), one catch short of his team mark. Has most receptions since 2007 in NFL (554). Might be best slot WR in the league.

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TE Aaron Hernandez (7)

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x-out with an injury

D. Diehl 66 • LT V. Cruz 80 • WR

Field goals

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Tom Terrific Total passing yards: 5,235 (reg.)



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WR Mario Manningham (4)


TE Jake Ballard (4)


RB Ahmad Bradshaw (2)

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Eli Manning • QB Jason Pierre-Paul • DE

Zoning in

D. McCourty 32 • CB

Have eight sacks in the postseason and get pressure from a variety of people: LBs Rob Ninkovich, Jerod Mayo and Brandon Spikes, and linemen Mark Anderson, Shaun Ellis and perhaps a blitzing safety.



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Production inside the 20-yard line, includes postseason: No OFFENSE Field score goals 16.1% Touchdowns

The ground game has stagnated at times (ranked last), because the line has been inconsistent in its blocking. They will try to spring RBs Bradshaw and Jacobs behind G Chris Snee and T David Diehl, but the line’s main chore is keeping Eli Manning upright long enough for him to do damage.


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Hakeem Nicks 88 • WR


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A. Bradshaw 44 • RB

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T. White 58 • LB

K. McKenzie 67 • RT

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E. Manning 10 • QB

Lawrence Tynes


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K. Love 74 • DT

D. Baas 64 • C



WR Hakeem Nicks (7)

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B. Spikes 55 • LB

M. Anderson 95 • DE

K. Boothe 77 • LG

J. Ballard 85 • TE

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WR Victor Cruz (9)

P. Chung 25 • SS

R. Ninkovich 50 • LB


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K. Arrington 24 • CB

WR Deion Branch (5) RB Danny Woodhead (0)


In less than six months, Victor Cruz, the obscure second-year wide receiver from UMass, has set a Giants’ single-season receiving record of 1,536 yards with nine TDs, averaging 18.7 yards a reception.

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If Tom Brady gets time, he will find his two All-Pro receivers, Wes Welker and TE Rob Gronkowski, not to mention WR Deion Branch and TE Aaron Hernandez. Another key is if the Patriots can run as well as they did in their previous postseason games. BenJarvus Green-Ellis is vastly underrated, and Danny Woodhead is a versatile, do-everything guy.

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OFFENSE Touchdowns


Played in last Super Bowl against Patriots

M. Boley 59 • LB

C. Webster 23 • CB

N. Solder 77 • RT

Z. Mesko 14 • P

Postseason Pass

J. Tuck 91 • DE


Free agents


L. Joseph 97 • DT

D. Connolly 63 • C B. Waters 54 • RG

T. Brady 12 • QB S. Vereen 34 • FB

K. Phillips 21 • SS

C. Canty 99 • DT

L. Mankins 70 • LG



J. Pierre-Paul 90 • DE

R. Gronkowski 87 • TE



Postseason 27.0 Pts. for 13.0 Pts. allowed

C. Blackburn 93 • LB

M. Light 72 • LT

Played in last Super Bowl against Giants



Pts. for Pts. allowed

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M. Kiwanuka 94 • LB





A. Rolle 26 • FS



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A. Ross 31 • CB

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DEFENSE Yards allowed (avg.): 376.4 Passing Rushing 255.1 121.2





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Postseason: 404.7 287.3 117.3

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