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COMING SATURDAY Remote Possibilities • LL Cool J returns as host of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Inside

February 8, 2013

Vol. 123 No. 28




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Cafe sign glows again • The neon sign from the White Front lay in Jon Baker’s barn east of Sidney for 20 years. Rusty, with broken glass tubes and leaking transformers, it bespoke the end of a popular, if maybe not venerable, Sidney institution. Baker’s restoration of the sign, and remembrances of the cafe, are featured in a story today. 18


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Second time around Frisch’s Local woman gets another heart transplant BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN BOTKINS — Rachel Doseck has a new heart — again. The Botkins resident was transported to the Cleveland Clinic in January when a bout with the flu caused her body to reject the heart that she’d received as a transplant 10 years ago. Doctors put what is her third heart into her body on Jan. 19, four days after her 21st birthday. “I’m doing well,” Doseck said by phone from Cleveland Thursday. “When you get a heart transplant, you have to do biopsies to test for rejection. In the first month, the biopsies are every week. So I’m still in Cleveland.” She and her family are staying at the Ronald McDonald House near the clinic because medical personnel thought it was too risky for her to make a weekly trip back and forth from Botkins. Today, she will start a regimen of physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation that will slowly build up her heart muscle. Therapy could include walking on a treadmill, eventually biking, and other aerobic exercises. So far, there has been no sign that her body might reject this heart. But no target date has been set for her return home. See HEART/Page 3

Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans



TODAY’S THOUGHT “Children see things very well sometimes — and idealists even better.” — Lorraine Hansberry, American author and dramatist (1930-1965) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing. On a second controversial topic, he said that after years of reading classified intelligence reports he still does not know if waterboarding has yielded useful information. Despite what he called a public misimpression, Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee that drone strikes are used only against targets planning to carry out attacks to hurt the United States, never as retribution for an earlier one. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he declared.

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CIA DIRECTOR nominee John Brennan, flanked by security, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Referring to one American ties to at least three attacks citizen killed by a drone in planned or carried out on U.S. Yemen in 2011, he said the See BRENNAN/Page 5 man, Anwar al-Alawki, had

Inmate’s death: Suicide by hanging The death in custody of William R. Rose, 44, formerly of Sidney, has been ruled a suicide by hanging, following an investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Franklin Rose C o u n t y Coroner’s Office. Rose had been found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl and was sentenced Sept. 28 to nine years in prison for each of three

first-degree felony rape charges. He was transported from Shelby County to the Ohio Department of Corrections Reception Center in Orient Oct. 1 and was found 12 hours later. According to the investigation report, Rose was brought into the CRC approximately 8:20 p.m. and was found about 11:15 p.m. sitting at near the end of this bed “in an awkward position.” Corrections Officer Randy Collini said in his statement that he yelled into the cell, and Rose did not respond. He then noticed a sheet tied to the rail on top bunk of the bed and

around Rose’s neck as Rose was leaning forward. Emergency personnel found Rose to be unresponsive with no pulse. He was pronounced dead of asphyxiation at 12:29 a.m. at Ohio State University Hospital, where he was transported. Rose was being held in protective custody away from other prisoners, reportedly because other inmates were verbally harassing him for being convicted of crimes against children. He had been in his cell in segregation for just over two hours when he was found dead.

Just a few months after being appointed to the position, Public Defender Roger Luring said Thursday that he plans to resign from the position today. Luring “I plan to resign at 8 a.m. tomorrow,” Luring said Thursday. When asked why was leaving after being name to public defender just last October, Luring said, “I refer all questions to Harry Faulkner.” Faulkner is a member of the Public Defender Commission. Luring declined to comment further. Faulkner could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon. Luring, a Troy attorney, was appointed as Shelby County’s third public defender in October. William R. Zimmerman, the current Shelby County probate judge, was appointed Shelby County’s first public defender in 1982. He was succeeded by his assistant, Timothy Sell, in 2005. Sell left the position to run for Shelby County prosecutor, a position he now holds.







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Sidney will get its own Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant on March 4 with a new location that will bring 100 jobs to the area. “We are thrilled to be back in Sidney after having been away for more than 30 years," said Karen Maier, Frisch’s vice president of marketing. “We want to thank the people of Sidney for their support and demand for us to return. We listened and are ready to start serving up their favorite things.” This restaurant will introduce Sidney to a hot breakfast bar, the soup, salad and fruit bar, and a convenient drivethru where customers can get all menu items to go, includPhoto provided ing salads, home-style dinRACHEL DOSECK, of Botkins, is shown in ners, breakfast sandwiches this file photo from last year. She now is re- and kids’ meals. Customers in Sidney will covering from her second heart transplant. enjoy offerings like the three all-new Primetime Burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes, as well as longtime fan favorites, including the famous

Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • James “Jim” Fisher • Lova Ella Leiss

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WEDNESDAY –5:20 p.m.: burglary. Dwight Althaus, of Sidney, reported someone broke into his business, the Recycling Haus, 602 Broadway Ave. No property loss was reported. –3:57 p.m.: vandalism. Dorothy Foster, of Sidney, reported the rear window of her car was damaged. The incident, which occurred in the 300 block of North Miami Avenue, resulted in $200 damage to the car. –11:04 a.m.: theft. An unknown person stole two quarts of oil from Family Dollar, 1024 Wapakoneta Ave. Loss was set at $7.50.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY –5:04 a.m.: injury. Medics were called to Honda of America on a report of an injury. WEDNESDAY –10:14 p.m.: gas leak. Firefighters responded to the 600 block of South Miami Avenue on a report of a gas leak. The source of the leak was found. –10:04 p.m.: investigation. Fire-


fighters responded to 1630 Ferguson Court to investigate a past fire. –12:45 p.m.: transport. Medics responded to an accident at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Sidney-Freyburg Road and transported one person to the hospital. Light hazards were mitigated. –10:46 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of North West Avenue on a medical call. –7:25 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1500 block of Michigan Street on a medical call.

Accident A Sidney man was issued a citation following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Third Avenue and Michigan Street at 3:45 p.m. Monday. Paul F. Daniel, 86, 2677 W. Michigan St., was cited after he pulled his car from a stop sign on Third Avenue to the path of a van being driven west on Michigan Street by Brenda Fischbach, 56, 706 Taft St. Daniel was cited with a turning violation. The Fischbach van sustained disabling damage and there was functional damage to the Daniel car.


ment of minor injuries. being damaged. Hussain was cited with making an improper lane An Urbana man suf- change. fered minor injuries in a car-semi truck crash on THURSDAY Interstate 75, between –7:24 a.m.: medical. Fair Road and Ohio 47, The Houston Rescue WEDNESDAY Sunday at 5:05 p.m. –5:22 p.m.: investiga- Squad responded to the Troopers from the Ohio tion. Deputies responded 2000 block of Ohio 66 on State Highway Patrol re- to 5880 State 29, Unit 12, medical call. port Shahariar Hussain, to investigate a past bur–7:09 a.m.: medical. 22, of Toronto, Canada, glary. The Fort Loramie Rescue was driving his semi –2:38 p.m.: assault. Squad responded to south on I-75 when he at- Deputies were called to Water Street in Fort Lotempted a lane change. 3333 County Road 25A to ramie on a medical call. His truck struck a car in investigate a past assault. –4:51 a.m.: injury. the left lane driven by The Anna Rescue Squad James Willis, 32, of Urresponded to Honda, bana. The impact caused Meranda Road, on a rethe Willis car to spin out port of an injury. WEDNESDAY and end up partially in WEDNESDAY –1:12 p.m. machine the median and partially –7:53 p.m.: medical. damaged. Botkins Police The Anna Rescue Squad on the highway. to the responded to Only BeWillis was taken by responded the Sidney Rescue Marathon gas station, lieve Ministries, 13815 Squad to Wilson Memo- 501 E. State St., on a re- Botkins Road, Botkins, on rial Hospital for treat- port of an ice machine a medical call.


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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court on Wednesday, assigned Judge Donald Luce fined Romona G. King, 38, 221 Pike St., $150 and $161 costs and sentenced her to 40 days in jail on a falsification charge. The judge suspended nine days of the jail sentence and gave credit for one day. • Christopher Goodine, 21, 873 Crescent Drive, Apt. 2, was fined $150 and $138 costs and 20 days in

jail on a disorderly conduct charge. The judge suspended 15 days of the jail sentence. He also was fined $25 and $136 costs on a right of way/private drive or alley charge. • Jill E. Albers, 151A Liberty Way, Minster, was fined $375 and $103 costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail for physical control under the influence charge. She was fined $10 on a lighted lights violation and a DUI charge


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was dismissed. • Randy Turner, 23, 3855 Lindsey Road, was fined $150 and $111 costs on a display of license charge. • Stacey E. Ward, 40, 314 Forest St., was fined $250 and $113 costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on a display of license charge. • Brandon M. Landis, 22, 412 1/2 N. Walnut Ave., was fined $250 and $113 costs and sentenced to 40 days in jail on a driving under suspension/restrictions charge. • Marie I. Ruiz, 31, 949 Buckeye Ave., was fined $100 and $138 costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a disorderly conduct charge. • Derrick J. King, 27, 315 Enterprise Ave., was fined $25 and $111 costs on a peeling/loud exhaust charge. • Jessica M. Martin, 25, 1701 Cross St., Apt. 7, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Dakota J. Ross, 26, 524 Oak Ave., was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding.

There are many ways a single blood donation saves lives, and just as many ways to describe the type of people who make it possible, according to Community Blood Center officials. During the heart of winter, CBC is reminding donors of the powerful potential they hold for giving hope and changing lives with the “You Can Be a Blood Donor” campaign, CBC officials said. The “You Can Be a Blood Donor” T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC branch and most mobile blood drives now through Feb. 23. The design features a description of the kind of donor anyone can be, from “Cool, Amazing, Strong and Awesome” to “Great, Powerful, Phenomenal and Inspiring.” As January — National Volunteer Blood Donor Month — ended, CBC continued to face the challenges to the blood supply that come with winter. Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center, reports that February will provide many opportunities to donate blood locally: • Today — Sidney High School, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., students and staff blood drive. • Feb. 19 — St. Michael’s Hall, Fort Loramie, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., public blood drive. • Feb. 26 — Anna High School, Anna, 2:306:30 p.m., public blood drive. • Feb. 27 — Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., public blood drive. January blood drives were successful in the area, Pleiman said. Jan. 2, Bellefontaine Masonic Center hosted a blood drive that had 46 donors register, seven were deferred, 39 gave whole blood, and three gave double red cells. Arleen Dalrymple served as chairwoman. Jan. 8, Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosted a blood drive at Sidney American Legion. A total of 130 people registered to donate, 30 were deferred, 100 gave whole blood, three gave double red cells, and two gave for the first time. Sylvia Lehmkuhl served as chairwoman. Jan. 9, Advanced Composites in Sidney hosted an employee blood drive that resulting in 23 registered, two deferred, 21 units of blood donated, and three people gave for the first time. Violet Stokes served as chairwoman for Advanced Composites blood drive. Jan. 10, NK Parts in Sidney hosted an associate blood drive that saw 20 people register, none were deferred, resulting in 20 units of blood donated. Five gave for the first time at NK Parts. Cindy Fisher served as chairwoman. Jan. 15, Jackson Center United Methodist

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KATHY AND Tabatha Myers are mother and daughter blood donors. Kathy (right) gave for the first time at Jackson Center United Methodist Church because she was inspired to donate by her daughter, who is a Jackson Center High School senior and has given blood six times. Church hosted a blood drive that saw 48 donors register, one was deferred, resulting in 47 units of blood for local hospitals. Six gave for the first time at Jackson Center United Methodist. The Rev. Sylvia Hull served as chairwoman for the blood drive. Jan. 16 and 17, Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, hosted employee blood drives. Sixty-eight donors registered, eight were deferred, 60 units of blood were donated though Emerson employees. Four gave for the first time. Colleen Faller and Suzy Schulze served as chairwomen. Jan. 17, Airstream in Jackson Center hosted an employee blood drive. Sixty-three donors registered to give, six were deferred, and 56 blood donations were collected from Airstream employees and guests. Two people gave blood for the first time. Terry Coleman served as chairman for the Airstream blood drive. Jan. 17, Sidney Apostolic Temple hosted the first of six scheduled blood drives in 2013. Forty-eight donors registered, three were deferred, resulting in 45 units of blood for local hospitals. Two gave for the first time at Sidney Apostolic Temple. Nichole Hina served as chairwoman for the blood drive. Jan. 22, Wilson Memorial Hospital hosted a blood drive. A total of 97 donors registered, 12 were deferred, 70 gave whole blood, three gave double red cells, 12 gave platelets, three donors gave blood for the first time at Wilson Memorial. Elaine Shuga served as chairwoman for the Wilson Memorial blood drive. Jan. 24, Cargill, Sidney, hosted an employee

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blood drive that saw 34 people register to donate blood, seven were deferred, resulting in 27 units of blood, two gave for the first time. Penny Elsner served as chairwoman for Cargill’s employee blood drives. Jan. 25, Peerless Food Equipment, Sidney, hosted a employee and public blood drive. Twenty-one people registered to give, two were deferred, resulting in 19 units of blood donated. One person gave for the first time. Rob Zielsdorf serves as chairman for Peerless blood drives. Jan. 30, Sidney/Shelby Senior Center hosted a public blood drive. Sixty-eight people registered to donate, 13 were deferred, 55 units of blood were donated to local hospitals. Lola Heintz served as chairman for the Senior Center blood drive. The Community Blood Center has recognized the following “Donors for Life”: • 140 donations: Steve Epperson, Sidney. • 125 donations: Rod Foster, Tawawa. • 75 donations: Laura Moore, Ludlow Falls; Aaron Bollheimer, Sidney. 60 donations: • Richard Schmitmeyer, Minster; Jennifer Jones, Sidney. • 50 donations: Wyen and George Shirley Sprague, both of Sidney. • 40 donations: Scott Poeppelman, Anna; Russ Stewart, Orville Bensman and Sue Kauffman, all of Sidney. • 30 donations: Janet Haisley, Celina; Dave Thomas, Belle Center; Russ Barhorst, Fort Loramie; Dave Cox, Cameron Haller, Andrew Gates and Jill Rice, all of Sidney. • 25 donations: Diane Hubbel, Martha Schroerlucke, Daniel Snider and Pamela Allen, all of Sidney; Barbara Paulus, Russia; Matt Caldwell, Conover. • 20 donations: Vic Hurley, Jackson Center; Shannon Schwartz, St. Marys; Mark Asher, Houston; Douglas Barhorst and Jeanne Monnier, both of Sidney. • 10 donations: Eric Cruse, Dayton; Dan Akers and Iva Lenhart, both of Jackson Center; Thomas J. Lewis, Joseph Kerrigan, Dawn Thompson and Diane Wesbecher, all of Sidney. • Five donations: Kaittin Underwood, Botkins; Tom Suttles, Jackson Center; Garrett Presser, Kathy Freeman, Keith Bailey, Kathryn Ballantine, Janice Grieve and Barry Spradlin, all of Sidney; John Nolte, Anna; Cortney Walters, Piqua; and Beth Thieman, New Bremen.


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Lova Ella Leiss JACKSON CENTER — Lova Ella Leiss, 87, of Jackson Center, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Arrangements pending at the Eichholtz, Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center.


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The Fairlawn Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 123 The board will hear a school safety presentation by Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and an update on the Science Olympiad projects. Also on the agenda are promotion of the tax levy renewal and approval of the 2013-14 school year calendar.

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Doseck said she feels a little weaker than she did following the transplant she received when she was 11. “I’m older now,” she said. “Right now, I’m not doing too much, appointments and rehab. I’m watching movies, talking to my friends, going for walks with my walker.” Since her first transplant, Doseck has been an actively vocal advocate for organ donation. “I don’t know who my organ donor is — for the second time — but I know the person who gave me my second heart was under 30,” she said. “Most people think you have to be old to need organs. I’m 21. Not only older people can be donors. The idea of organ donation is going down to the younger generation.” Cathi Arends, director of community relations for the Dayton regional

office of Life Connection of Ohio (LCO), said the need for organs is real. “So many people in our communities are waiting for a second chance,” she said. LCO serves as the link between an organ donor and a transplant recipient. In 2012, LCO coordinated the recovery of organs from 44 donors, providing 147 life-saving organ transplants. ”Rachel was one of the fortunate ones who did get a transplant in time,” Arends said. “While I celebrate her new life and honor her donor for making the decision to donate life, I am mindful of the nearly 117,000 men, women and children out there who are still waiting.” For more information or to register as an organ and tissue donor, call LCO at (937) 223-8223 or visit


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where he volunteered by coaching their team. Jim also was known for his smile and his unique sense of humor. He loved to karaoke and golf. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him especially the fond memories he gave to everyone around him. Visitation for Jim will be on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus Memorial Service followed by a Scripture Service at 4:30 p.m. in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O. Box 648 Bowling Green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise Road, Bowling Green. Interment with military honors will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green. Memorial Contributions in Jim’s honor may be made to Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, 151 N. Michigan St. Suite 200, Toledo, OH 43604, Home Away from Home at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608 or to the St. Aloysius Capital Fund, 150 S. Enterprise Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402. Online condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to the family by visiting



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BOWLING GREEN — “Jim” James Fisher, 63, of Bowling Green, went to heaven on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. He was born in Wapakoneta to the late Clem and Hilda (Eisert) Fisher. Jim married Paulette Hemmert on Aug. 22, 1970, in Botkins, and she survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are his three children, Bryan Fisher, of Orlando, Fla., Kelley (Ryan) Codispoti, of Columbus, and Nichole (Aaron) Rehrer, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a granddaughter, Nina; three brothers, Kenny, of Botkins, Steve, of Spencerville and Larry Fisher, of Wapakoneta; and two sisters, Carolyn King and Marilyn Platfoot, both of Botkins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Fisher. Jim was a sales representative for the CST Co. out of Louisville, Ky. He was member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green where he served on the board, was an usher, and was a firstdegree member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing up at Lake Erie. Jim was very family-oriented, he enjoyed going to his children’s sporting events,

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Current pool rates favored Members of the Sidney Recreation Board voted Monday night to recommend holding the line on fees for the Sidney Municipal Pool and discussed projects improvement planned this year. Duane Gaier, director of the Sidney Parks and Recreation Department, said the board voted unanimously to keep the pool rates the same as last year. The rate issue will be on the agenda when Sidney City Council meets Monday night. Board members also discussed ways to improve attendance at the pool. Gaier said some of the ideas being considered are having radio live remote from the pool and having a free or half-price day at the pool. The parks capital improvement projects for this year were reviewed at the meeting. The projects are: • Repairing cracks and applying a new surface coat on tennis courts at Lehman Catholic High School and Sidney High School. The total cost of the project is $86,000, with the city paying half of the amount. Gaier said the Community Tennis Association is raising money to help finance the schools’ share of the cost. The work will be done this summer before the high school tennis season begins. • Construct a parking lot at the rear of Graceland Cemetery for people using the Canal Feeder Trail. The city has budget $18,000 for the eight- to 10-space parking lot. Con-

struction is expected to take place in July or August. • Installation of new modular play structure at Brown Park, located off Ohio Avenue near Clay Street. Gaier said the new equipment will replace one of the oldest play structures at local parks. Cost of the project, which is expected to be completed in August, will be $32,000. Board members also agreed to open Tawawa Park two hours later than usual on April 20 at the request of the MS Walk organizers. The park will open at noon instead of the normal 10 a.m. opening on the first day of the season. The board learned of plans to resurface the auditorium floor at the Sidney Senior Center on West Avenue. Gaier said there will be five shuffleboard courts and two new pickle ball courts. “Pickle ball is a smaller, slower version of tennis,” he said. The Senior Center project will cost about $10,000, with $4,950 of the cost being covered by a grant from Cargill Inc. Gaier also advised board members it was a busy day at Tawawa Park this past Saturday. The annual Boy Scout Klondike Derby was held at the park, with Boy Scouts also camping at the Brookside Park area of Tawawa Park on Friday night. Another weekend event at Tawawa Park was the Samaritan Works four-mile run, which attracted approximately 170 runners.

Skeens gets 9 months In Shelby County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Shane D. Skeens, 44, 502 N. M a i n Ave., was sentenced to nine months in prison, Skeens placed on probation for three years, and ordered to pay restitution to Paul Burkhart Jr. in the

amount of $3,812.34 after pleading guilty to a single charge of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Additional charges were dismissed by the state. Skeens originally was indicted on six counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of having weapons under disability. According to his indictment, he was found in possession of stolen firearms belonging to Burkhart in August.

Info sought about theft from business The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public. Sometime during the overnight hours of Sept. 25 and 26, someone entered the Stardust Bar located at 3511 Michigan St. The person or people responsible for the incident removed an ATM machine containing an undetermined amount of cash from the business. Detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information from anyone who may have

heard or seen any suspicious activity in the area during the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 498-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 492-TIPS (8477). Sidney-Shelby County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals involved in this crime. Funds used for Crime Stopper’s rewards are raised through donations and Municipal Court fines.


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Sales tax on lawyers, CPAs won’t be easy sell BY JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich’s plan to tax the professional services of lawyers, accountants and others faces a host of hurdles. The $63.3 billion, twoyear state budget Kasich introduced this week calls for lowering the sales-tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5 percent, while applying the tax to additional areas — including entertainment, cable TV, and certain services. The plan would exempt child care, rent, medical and other basic services. If other states can be considered a measure of how “service” taxes fare, Kasich has a political fight on his hands. Outside Ohio, the tax has spurred debate over how to levy the tax on big legal or accounting firms that work across state and international borders, on the impact on customer costs, and on competitive disadvantages that those who are taxed might suffer. The Republican governor says his plan is different, noting that it lowers the overall rate to reduce the hit on all businesses, cuts income and smallbusiness taxes along the way, and comes as part of a major overhaul he sees as bringing fairness to Ohio’s patchwork tax code. Other states that have tried to pass a service tax were trying to fill budget holes, he said. “Certainly, what the governor is proposing in terms of the breadth of the expansion is something that has not been

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Johnston Farm, Lockington Locks deal considered BY BELINDA M. PASCHAL

AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Jim Witmer

OHIO GOVERNOR John Kasich speaks to a crowd at Early Express Services in Dayton Thursday about his budget and tax plans. In the background are Early Express president Cindy Woodward and Larry Dosser, president and CEO of MLPC. done in a very long time,” said Michael Mazarov, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “This is pretty farreaching in terms of what states have done in recent years.” Some states where it’s worked are Hawaii and South Dakota, which are more geographically isolated and perhaps less subject to the competitive side effects of the tax. Professional organizations for Ohio lawyers and accountants have so far held off judgment, saying they are hearing concerns but still evaluating the governor’s plan. Barbara Benton, a lobbyist with The Ohio Society of CPAs, said she’s heard from many accountants who are concerned about the tax but the organization hasn’t

taken a position on the proposal yet. “It’s a comprehensive tax package, and we want to look at all the components,” Benton said. Ohio State Bar Association spokesman Kenneth Brown said his organization has traditionally been opposed to service taxes, but he said the group was taking a closer look at the proposal before offering an opinion. “Times are different now,” he said. Jennifer Green, a former lobbyist for the Florida Institute of CPAs, said similar proposals have surfaced repeatedly for decades in Florida. All but one failed to gain traction. And the one that won legislative approval, in the late 1980s, was re-

voked within six months. “What you hear a lot is these businesses aren’t going to absorb another 6 she said. percent,” “They’re going to increase their fees and pass that on to consumers. And is that really going to stabilize Florida’s economy?” On the day of his budget unveiling, Kasich predicted that lobbyists — experts on legislative negotiating — would try to get the tax on their own industry removed from Ohio’s budget bill. Green said more than self-interest has driven opposition to the plan. She said determining who is the end user of the service is difficult. If a lobbying firm hires both an accountant and a lawyer to help on a project, which one is taxed and who pays, she said.

PIQUA — The Ohio Historical Society’s agreement to turn management of two historical sites over to a local council is “a different way of doing business, and a better way of doing business,” according to OHS Executive Director Burt Logan. The society’s board of trustees and the Johnston Farm Friends Council met Wednesday to seek feedback from the public about a management agreement for Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in Piqua and Lockington Locks in Lockington. Under the arrangement, both sites would still be owned by the OHS, but its daily operations would be managed by the Friends Council. The OHS board of trustees will consider the agreement at its March meeting. Council member Jim Oda called the agreement “the best of both worlds” because it would combine “the expertise and skills of the OHS with the local knowledge we have here in Piqua and wonderful local staff.” Oda noted that though the council would take on increased responsibilities, including fundraising, switching management would not change visitors’ experiences at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. “Visitors will see no difference except better programming and better use of our facilities.” In addition to fundraising, the Friends Council would be responsible for overseeing the staff of Johnston Farm. “The Friends Council will operate as a board, with the staff answering to that board,” Oda said. George Kane, director of historical sites and facilities for the Ohio Historical Society, said the agreement was based on models from the past. In the 1930s, the society partnered with the Department of Highways (now the Ohio Department of Transportation) to maintain its roadside parks. In the early 1980s, the OHS signed similar agreements2 with 15 groups to manage sites, including historic house museums and roadside parks. “We now have 42 partners managing 49 historic sites and museums,” Kane said. Communities today have become more supportive, involved and invested in the preservation of historical sites, Kane said, and this was reflected in the crowd of about two dozen residents who turned out for the meeting. Most of their questions centered on sites other than Johnston Farm & Indian Agency and Lockington Locks. Larry Hamilton, an author and former history teacher who lives in Piqua, inquired about the type of fundraising the Friends would be doing for Johnston Farm. “In addition to grant support, keep in mind that every little fourth-grader who comes in, all the people who come in pay a fee. That is part of our fundraising,” Oda said.

Family still seeks answers on 9-year-old girl

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THIS PHOTO released by the Kettering Police Department shows Erica Baker at 9 years old. Baker was last seen alive 14 years ago this week, after going outside to walk her dog in the Dayton suburb of Kettering.

DAYTON (AP) — A southwest Ohio family remains haunted by questions about their 9-year-old daughter’s final moments after she went missing in 1999, and by tantalizing tips that never pan out. Erica Baker was last seen alive 14 years ago this week, after going outside to walk her dog in the Dayton suburb of Kettering. A massive search followed, yielding no conclusive leads. In 2004, a man police had considered a possible suspect contacted Kettering detectives to talk about a Feb. 7, 1999, vehicle accident now believed to have resulted in Erica’s death.

Police said he told them he buried her body. A grand jury indicted Christian Gabriel on counts of gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He was convicted and served nearly six years in prison. His passenger the day of Baker’s disappearance, Jan Franks, had died of a drug overdose in 2001. Police say multiple attempts to find a burial spot were fruitless. Lead detective Sgt. Bob Green told the Dayton Daily News this week he thinks Erica might have still been alive after the accident, something that adds to the family’s painful thoughts. “There’s always that

question in my mind, if they buried her alive somewhere,” said her mother, Misty Baker. “It tears me up, knowing she’s out here and wondering about her last thoughts,” said her father, Greg Baker. “Was she thinking, ‘Where’s Daddy, and why wasn’t he there to protect me?’ That was my little girl.” Kettering police are convinced that Erica is dead, but they still will pursue any information that comes in, hoping to at least allow the family to give a proper burial to her remains. Police last week interviewed a Montgomery County Jail inmate about the case, and they also recently checked

out a report from a Rutgers University student who believed Erica was a college student he had seen. Green talked to the young woman in question to be sure. “The tragic thing is that he contacted the Baker family,” Green said. “In 2005, the family had some kind of closure about what occurred, and now

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GREENVILLE — The Greenville Police Department, along with the Darke County Coroner's Office, is investigating a death that occurred Thursday morning at a gas station in Greenville. According to the Greenville Police Department, after hearing a noise, a clerk of the Sunoco gas station, located at 841 Martin St., discovered a white female in the bathroom of the gas station at approximately 9:40 a.m. with a gunshot wound. Emergency personnel were called and quickly responded to the scene. The Darke County Coroner later arrived and determined the victim was deceased. The victim was trans-

someone comes out of the woodwork and said she’s alive.” Grandmother Pam Schmidt said there was briefly hope for “that miracle” for the family, and that she held no malice for the erroneous report. “What if it was her? I wouldn’t want to discourage people from coming forward,” said Schmidt.


NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2013. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1973, Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal, including its chairman, Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C. On this date: • In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. • In 1693, a charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in the Virginia Colony. • In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. • In 1904, the RussoJapanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur. • In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. • In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House. • In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later. • In 1963, members of the Baath Socialist Party overthrew Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel-Karim Kassem, who was executed the next day. • In 1968, three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. • In 1971, NASDAQ, the world’s first electronic stock exchange, held its first trading day. • In 1989, 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores. • In 1993, General Motors sued NBC, alleging that “Dateline NBC” had rigged two car-truck crashes to show that 1973to-87 GM pickups were prone to fires in side-impact crashes. (NBC settled the lawsuit the following day and apologized for its “unscientific demonstration.”)


Raccoons make home atop crane SEATTLE (AP) — Workers using a tower crane to build a 304-unit apartment complex in Seattle have run into a complication: two raccoons climbed 150 feet up the crane and made a home behind the crane's cab. KING-TV reports that the raccoons have temporarily brought the giant machine to a halt. A crane operator spotted the new residents while ascending the tower Wednesday. The general contractor, Rafn Company, called in experts who are trying to catch the critters with humane traps. Project superintendent John Kellberg says this is a first for him. The apartment complex in the city's Ballard neighborhood is due to open in the summer of 2014. KING reports that neighbors say large raccoons are common in Ballard.

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Massive manhunt on for ex-cop accused of killing 3 BY TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police launched a massive manh u n t Thursday for a former Los Angeles officer suspected of a killing couple over the weekend and opening fire Dorner on four officers early Thursday, killing one and critically wounding another, authorities said. The search for Christopher Dorner, who was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008 for making false statements, began after

he was linked to the weekend killing in which one of the victims was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during those disciplinary proceedings. Early Thursday, police came under fire in two separate shootings in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles. Hours later, Los Angeles officers guarding a “target” named in an online posting by Dorner shot and wounded multiple people in Torrance who were in a pickup but were not involved, authorities said. The extent of their injuries was not released. It’s not clear if the target is a person or a location. The Daily Breeze in Torrance also reports that there was another police shooting nearby involving another

pickup truck, but the driver wasn’t hurt. In Riverside County, the first shooting occurred in Corona and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, LAPD Sgt. Alex Baez. One officer was grazed. Later, two officers on routine patrol in neighboring Riverside were ambushed at a stop light, said Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint. One died and the other was critically wounded. The Riverside officers shot overnight were not actively looking for Dorner, Toussaint said. “We’re asking our officers to be extraordinarily cautious just as we’re asking the public to be extraordinarily cautious with this guy. He’s already demonstrated he has a propensity for shooting inno-

cent people. We can’t provide a lot of information now because we’re trying to capture him,” said Cmdr. Andrew Smith. “We don’t know where he is. We’re looking for the public’s help to locate this guy. Anybody who sees him or believes they see him or his vehicle should call 911.” Dorner’s LAPD badge and an ID were found near San Diego’s airport and were turned in to police at early Thursday, San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said. Nevada authorities also looked for Dorner because he owns a house nine miles from the Las Vegas Strip, according to authorities and court records. LA police took protective measures such as reassigning motorcycle officers to cars.

Blizzard threatens Northeast BOSTON (AP) — Halfway through a merciful winter across the Northeast, a blizzard threatened to strike with a vengeance starting Friday, with up to 2 feet of snow forecast for much of New England. From New Jersey to Maine, people stocked up on food and other storm supplies, and road crews readied salt and sand ahead of what forecasters warned could be a weather history-maker. Boston and Providence, R.I., called off school on Friday, and airlines canceled more than 500 flights and counting, with the disruptions certain to ripple across the U.S. In Taunton, Mass., National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said southern New England has seen less than half its normal snowfall this season, but “we’re going to catch up in a heck of a hurry,” with 1 1/2 to 2 feet forecast. “Everybody’s going to get plastered with snow,” he said. The snow is expected to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could top 60 mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October. New York City was expecting around 5 to 10 inches of snow. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said plows and 250,000 tons of salt were being put on standby. “We hope forecasts are exaggerating the amount of snow, but you never can tell,” he said. A blizzard watch was posted for parts of New York’s Long Island and portions of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, including Hartford, Conn., Providence and Boston.

AP Photo/The Courier Journal, Aaron Borton

Five die in fire Crawford County, Ind., Sheriff Tim Wilkerson (left) and Deputy Debra Young (back to camera) comfort Rose Turben as they stand in front of a mobile home where five of Turben’s family members died in a mobile home fire Thursday in Sulpher, Ind. Wilkerson said it took firefighters two hours to extinguish the fire that gutted the home, according to the The Courier Journal.

Iran says sanctions make nuclear talks with U.S. futile TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — American proposals for direct talks with Iran are pointless while Washington is “holding a gun” to the country through sanctions, Iran’s supreme leader said Thursday, quashing a possible breakthrough in contacts with the West over the nuclear standoff. The message from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all major decisions in Iran, was reiterated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a news conference in Cairo later in the day. Their dismissal of one-on-one dialogue raises the stakes when wider negotiations between Iran and world powers, including the United States, resume this month. Another dead-end round — after three stalemated sessions last year — could fuel accusations by Israel and others that Iran is using the talks as a stalling tactic while it gets closer to having the capabilities to build a nuclear weapon. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that the world has until this sum-

mer — at the latest — to keep Iran from building a bomb. He’s hinted that Israel could attack unilaterally if all other efforts fail. Iran denies it seeks atomic arms, saying its nuclear fuel is only for energy-producing reactors and medical applications. Iran officials have frequently called attention to a religious edict by Khamenei that says nuclear arms are contrary to Islamic beliefs. “Talks are held to arrive at an understanding, not to impose anything,” Ahmadinejad said. “Such talks will be meaningless if someone raises a club and imposes” something on Iran, he added. Talks would be productive only if they were based on mutual respect, he said. “Things will be fine if the Americans correct the manner in which they address us.” The earlier comments by Khamenei were his first public reaction since a White House offer of direct dialogue received a high-profile boost this week from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a security summit in Munich attended by Iran’s foreign minister.

BRENNAN soil. They included the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting that claimed 13 lives in 2009, a failed attempt to down a Detroit-bound airliner the same year and a thwarted plot to bomb cargo planes in 2010. “He was intimately involved in activities to kill innocent men women and children, mostly Americans,” Brennan said. In a long afternoon in the witness chair, Brennan declined to say if he believes waterboarding amounts to torture, but he said firmly it is “something that is reprehensible and should never be done again.” Brennan, 57 and President Barack Obama’s top anti-terrorism aide, won praise from several members of the committee as the day’s proceedings drew to a close, a clear indication that barring an unexpected development, his confirmation as the nation’s next head of the CIA is on track. The panel will meet in closed session next week to permit discussion of classified material. Brennan bristled once during the day, when Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, ac-

From Page 1 cused him of having leaked classified information in a telephone call with former government officials who were preparing to make television appearances. “I disagree with that vehemently,” the nominee shot back. Brennan made repeated general pledges to increase the flow of information to members of the Senate panel, but he was less specific when it came to individual cases. Asked at one point whether he would provide a list of countries where the CIA has used lethal authority, he replied, “It would be my intention to do everything possible” to comply. He said he had no second thoughts about having opposed a planned strike against Osama bin Laden in 1998, a few months before the bombings of two U.S. embassies. The plan was not “wellgrounded,” he said, adding that other intelligence officials also recommended against proceeding. Brennan was at the CIA at the time. Brennan was questioned extensively

about leaks to the media about an alQaida plot to detonate a new type of underwear bomb on a Western airline. He acknowledged trying to limit the damage to national security from the disclosures. On May 7 of last year, The Associated Press reported that the CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner, using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. The next day, the Los Angeles Times reported that the would-be bomber was cooperating with U.S. authorities. During Thursday’s hearing, Risch and Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana were among those who contended Brennan had inadvertently revealed that the U.S. had a spy inside Yemen’s al-Qaida branch when, hours after the first AP report appeared, he told a group of media consultants that “there was no active threat during the bin Laden anniversary because … we had inside control of the plot.”


Friday, February 8, 2013


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. Use the rear entrance. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., host the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets at 6 p.m. for a meal and wine tasting in Versailles. For information, call (419) 678-8691. • 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. • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m. Open to the public.

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The darkness enjoyed the day. of the early Tomorrow, sevmorning is leaveral of our chiling and daylight dren have is appearing. doctor’s appointWe are being ments at the greeted by a children’s hospiworld of white. tal two hours It has been away. I hope and Amish snowing all pray that we night and sevwill get back Cook eral inches are there safely. Our Lovina Eicher covering the friend, Irene, g r o u n d . usually takes us Snowflakes are still com- and she is a safe driver, ing down very thick. I but accidents can still love to watch it snow. So happen. many snowflakes and I think a lot more our wonderful God cre- about accidents since the ated each one. tragedy that took the life We are also having of two of my cousins two wind along with the weeks ago. Joe will take snow. After a rainy week off work to go with us, in January, we are happy which I am glad for. to see snow again. The Days like that can be children are looking for- more stressful than ward to some more sled- being at home working. ding. Warm weather and We always like to rain we had this week start out three hours probably ruined the lake ahead of our appointfor ice fishing. My hus- ment time, so that we band, Joe, and sons, Ben- get there on time. You jamin and Joseph, along never know when you with Timothy and get delayed in the traffic. Susan’s friend, Mose, Because of the weather, spent last Saturday ice we will be leaving at fishing. 6:30 a.m., so it will take They had two ice fish- most of the day. ing shacks with a Last week, Joe and I propane heater in each attended the funeral of one, so they stayed quite Joe’s cousin Willis’s wife, warm. They didn’t have Irene. She had a battle too much luck with get- with cancer. Such a ting fish, but they still dreadful disease. Our

• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, WALDR. posed to meet Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian LACE: I’m 20, Ken at a Church, 320 E. Russell Road. and my fiance is restaurant for Monday Afternoon 22. We plan to get dinner, but I • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sid- married in five was 15 minney Moose Lodge. For more information on activi- months. I care late. utes ties or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at about Ken a lot. When I got to 492-3167. About six months the restauago, his ex-girlrant, Ken was Monday Evening • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service friend called and ’Tween visibly upset. warned me that grabbed Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. 12 & 20 He my wrist and • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. he had a horrible Dr. Robert temper and had, told me that if at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. Wallace I ever “stood • The New Knoxville Public Library Friends on several occasions, struck her; him up” again, meet at 7 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of once she even had to re- he’d break my neck. His Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road ceive treatment at the grip on my wrist was so emergency room. She strong I couldn’t move Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at said she didn’t want me my fingers. This action shook me St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- to find out the hard way bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom that he was violent. She up. I never expected it. I broke up with him be- then told Ken I didn’t Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 cause of his violence and feel like eating, and he p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, would never go out with said I’d better eat or he’d him again — ever! Since order for me and shove New Bremen. • Shelby County Woodcarvers meets at 7 p.m. at Ken never displayed any the food down my throat. the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. Begin- sort of violence toward I did order, and I did eat me, I dismissed her call because I was afraid of ners to master carvers are welcome. and thought she must what he might do. When Tuesday Morning • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Min- simply have been jeal- we left the restaurant, he swore at me and ster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to ous. Last week I was supgrabbed me by my hair 11 a.m.

sympathy and prayers go to the family. Their house will seem empty without a mother in it. God had all of this happen for a reason. In less than three weeks, three of our cousins, all around the same age, were taken from this earth. Our hearts ache for all of the families left to mourn. The only comfort we can have is knowing that God makes no mistakes. Yesterday, I was finally able to do our laundry for this week. It had amounted to quite a bit. Monday, I couldn’t start the motor on the washing machine. The children were home from school all day due to icy roads. Verena went along with Susan to her babysitting job. She enjoys the little children. Benjamin was helping me fill the machine with water and gathering all the dirty laundry. But nothing we did would make that motor start. When my husband. Joe, came home, he tried different things and couldn’t get it to start. We took the motor to get looked at, but it is 17 years old, so we don’t know if it is fixable. We bought another motor

and Joe hooked it to the washing machine. It was such a relief to finally get all that dirty laundry washed. Susan was working, so I ended up doing the job myself. I didn’t hear Benjamin complain that he didn’t get to help, since he was at school yesterday. That motor worked really well, so I got a lot of washings done with it. This a great recipe to try, an easy, hearty meal on a cold winter’s day! UPSIDE DOWN PIZZA 1 pound hamburger or sausage Small onion, diced 1 medium green pepper, diced 1 pint pizza sauce 2 cups grated cheese 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Brown meat with green pepper and onion. Add pizza sauce. Put in a 9- by 13-inch pan. Sprinkle cheese on top. Mix flour, eggs, milk, oil, and salt. Pour over and bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes until browned.

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Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts story time at 6:30 p.m. • The Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, offers a stroke support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. This group will help patients, families and caregivers to understand multiple components of strokes. For more information, call (419) 394-3335, ext. 1128. • The Upper Valley Medical Center Cancer Care Center s breast cancer support group meets at the Farmhouse on the UVMC Campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway/County Road 25-A. There will be a 6:30 p.m. social time and the meeting from 7 to 8:15 p.m. For more information, contact Chris Watercutter at (937) 440-4638. • Caring for Someone with Cancer, a support group for people caring for cancer patients, meets for social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center Campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. For information, contact Robin Supinger at (937) 440-4824. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

I’ve never been kissed. It really doesn’t bother me, but all my friends have been kissed. When they ask me if I’ve been kissed, I say no, and then they laugh and make fun of me and say that I’m a goody-goody. I feel miserable when they do this. I’m not a goody-goody, it’s just that I haven’t found a guy that I like well enough to kiss. I’m waiting for the right guy at the right time. Is this so odd? Is there something wrong with me? — Nameless, Galesburg, Ill. NAMELESS: There is nothing wrong with you. Your kiss will come whenever you feel comfortable to give it a try. The next time your friends ask you if you’ve been kissed, simply smile and inform them that you don’t “kiss and tell.” This will give them something to think about.

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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Rainbow Gardeners meets at noon at the American Legion. • The Tween Book Club for students in grades 4-6 meets at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.


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and said that because he’s a nice guy he won’t “punch my lights out.” I saw him the next day and he acted like nothing had happened. He was sweet and asked me questions about our upcoming wedding. What should I do? Please hurry with your response. —Louise, Los Angeles, Calif. LOUISE: Heed his ex-girlfriend’s warning, and do not — I repeat — do not marry this guy! If you do, your life will be a nightmare. Your fiance has a serious emotional flaw and needs professional help. Do not allow him to sweet talk you into believing that his outburst was a one-time thing. It will happen again. Leave this guy immediately and don’t look back! DR. WALLACE: I’m a 14-year-old girl, and

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Blood donation No. 99 Carolyn Sue Campbell (left), 64, of Sidney, is helped from a cot by Mary Vallandingham, of Versailles, recently at the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County. Campbell had just made her 99th blood donation. She was 18 when she made the first one. The Community Blood Center was holding a public blood drive at the Senior Center.



HENMAN Cody and Jessica Henman, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a son, Camden Michael Henman, born Jan. 23, 2013, at 3:11 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Robert and Marjorie Gold, of Maplewood. His paternal grandparents are Paul and Julie Henman, of Sidney.

His great-grandparents are Bill and Diana Reineke, of Maplewood, Richard and Marie Henman, of Newport, and Bill and Becky Boyer, of Anna. His mother is the former Jessica Gold, of Maplewood.

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Keaton Cole, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 95 in Sidney, recently achieved Eagle status. The son of Michael and Joan Cole wanted to add to his brother Parker’s Eagle Scout project, a three- sided shelter on the Miami Erie Canal Trail, which is part of the Buckeye Trail. Scoutmaster William Fuller said this is the third set of brothers in Troop 95 to achieve the rank of Eagle in recent years, including David and Taylor Watkins and and Jeremy

Jonathan Clark. “I was pleased with Keaton’s project’s being wrapped well before his 18th birthday, the age limit for attaining Eagle,” Fuller said. “I helped Parker with his project and thought a few improvements would really complete the setting. I talked to some of my leaders and decided some stain on the bench and shelter deck, a fireplace, and a rain barrel were needed,” Cole said. These improvements would help extend the life of the site.

“We had tough working conditions as the weather was wet, which caused delays, and we had a lot of materials to move 150 yards from the trailhead,” the scout said. Cole had to do research on his fireplace and visited other locations with fireplaces for ideas. He had multiple discussions with vendors about potential products. assistance Material came from Snyder Concrete Products, Quikrete, and Menards. Troop 95 is sponsored by the Sidney Knights of Columbus.

URBANDALE, Iowa — Farm Safety For Just Kids has hired Meghan Bennett, of Houston, as the 2013 Cargill outreach coordinator for Ohio. Bennett will travel the state conducting farm safety presentations through December. The daughter of Jim and Melissa Bennett, she is a 2012 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School. “I’m excited about the opportunity to share agriculture and safety to kids across Ohio,” said Bennett. “Who knows, it just might make someone think twice next time they’re faced with a dangerous situation.” Bennett is a freshman at the Ohio State University, where her major is agricultural communications. She participates in Agricul-

tural Communicators of Tomorrow, Saddle and Sirloin, Collegiate Young Farmers, and is a member of the Sigma Alpha Sorority. Bennett will take free, farm-safety presentations to local communities across Ohio, thanks to the sponsorship of Cargill. “Cargill is proud of our 25-year relationship with Farm Safety For Just Kids,” said Fred Oelschlaeger, Farm Service Group leader with Cargill AgHorizons. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Farm Safety For Just Kids to help keep our most valuable resource — our kids — safe on the family farm.” People interested in having Bennett present farm safety to a group or at an upcoming event should email her at

Recipe of the Day A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup chopped pecans 2 cups diced bananas 1/2 cup chopped pecans 6 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup margarine, softened 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil; stir until moistened. Do not beat. Stir in bananas, 2 teaspoons vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until done. To make the icing: beat 1/2 cup pecans, cream cheese, margarine, confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together until light and fluffy. Spread icing over top of cooled cake. Connie Snapp

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Man behind Amish Fireplace gives public $99 deal Consumers rush to get in on rock bottom deal for the World Famous miracle heater as Amish craftsmen struggle to keep up, household limit of 2 imposed NATIONWIDE – It’s a deal too good to pass up. That’s because the man behind the Amish Fireplace and founder of Heat Surge is giving away brand new World Famous Miracle Heaters for just $99 to the general public beginning at 8:30am this morning. And with many months of freezing cold weather yet to come and high heat bills right around the corner, the phone lines are ringing off the hook. When I got wind that all this was ending in just 2 days, I left my office at Heat Surge and headed straight to Amish country to set up an interview with long time Amish craftsman Jonas Miller so I could be the first to get the story out to newspaper readers everywhere. Here’s my interview with the soft spoken, hard working man who reminds me of good old honest Abe and I got right to the bottom line. QUESTION: I’m confirming that the World Famous Miracle Heater is now just $99, right? ANSWER: Yes ma’am, it’s just $ 99. QUESTION: That’s unbelievable. Do you know how much people have paid for the Miracle Heater and handmade Amish fireplace mantle in the past? ANSWER: Lots and lots of people have paid $249.00 just for the Miracle Heater and another $298.00 for the Amish mantle. That’s a total of $547.00 and they’re glad to pay it because they know it’s handmade Amish quality that lasts forever and Heat Surge pays me to make sure everyone knows it. QUESTION: Then why are the Miracle Heaters being given away for just $99 now? ANSWER: There’s a bunch of good people out there that have always wanted to slash their heat bills and stay warm with one of our fireplaces, but just couldn’t afford one. Folks living on fixed incomes, those living pay check to pay check and retired folks who would have so much more money if they didn’t have to budget for such high heat bills every month. That’s why the man behind the Amish fireplace said to give the heaters away for just $99 for the next 2 days. Plus give the handmade Amish fireplace mantles away for half price so everyone can get them. QUESTION: Now I know why so many people are calling to get the Miracle Heater. Are the craftsmen struggling to keep up? ANSWER: Yes ma’am. Now that winter is really starting to set in folks want to save money. Everyone hates paying high heat bills that start showing up in January and don’t stop until after May. I looked in one of the barns this morning and I’ll tell ya what, they’re flying out the door like apple butter pies. The boys are really struggling to keep up. That’s why I need you to tell folks I’m really sorry, but we just can’t let them have any more than two as part of this advertising announcement. QUESTION: How much money are people saving with these Miracle Heaters? ANSWER: Thousands of letters pour in from folks all across the country thanking us at Heat Surge for all the money they’re saving on their heat bills with this Amish fireplace. It works because the Miracle Heater creates perfect zone heating

N CONSUMERS JUMP ON DEAL: “We’re gonna keep our word and give the Miracle Heaters away for just $99, but nearly everyone wants to have a handmade Amish mantle built for them, so please tell folks not to take any more than two because the boys are really struggling to keep up now that they’re just one hundred forty-nine dollars more,” said long-time Amish craftsman, Jonas Miller. Barns that were stacked from floor to ceiling just days ago are now going empty because everyone hates paying high heat bills. That’s why smart consumers are rushing to beat the 2 day deadline for this rock bottom deal that’s putting a real strain on the Amish craftsmen. giving you 74° of bone-soothing room heat even when the home thermostat is turned down to 59°. So everyone will save money and no one will ever be cold again. QUESTION: I read an article that says these Miracle Heaters are a top rated safety pick. Have you seen it too? ANSWER: Oh yes. Someone showed me that article and we’re very proud of it. In fact, when a fire chief tells people with children and pets to get it, you know it’s safe. It

has the World Famous safe to the touch Fireless Flame® technology that gives you the peaceful flicker of a real fire but without any flames, fumes, smells, ashes or mess. This is about the time we had to wrap things up, but I could’ve talked to this soft spoken Amish man for hours. Unfortunately, he was late getting back to the barn. But there are two things I want readers to know. This really is a great deal and once the two day deadline ends, the price for

the World Famous Miracle Heater and Amish built fireplace mantle will go clear back up to $547.00 plus shipping. That’s why it’s so important for readers to call the National Toll Free Hotlines today to get the Miracle Heaters for just $99 before the deadline ends. To make sure everyone gets these new Miracle Heaters in a hurry, FedEx® drivers have been instructed to make home deliveries anywhere in the United States

beginning tomorrow. Thousands of local readers are expected to call the hotlines beginning at 8:30am today. It just doesn’t make sense for anyone to suffer through the cold when you can get the brand new Miracle Heater for just $99 and never have to pay high heat bills again. So if phone lines are busy keep trying, they promise to answer all calls. N – by Kristin Kishman, Consumer Analyst for Heat Surge LLC.

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Everyone who locates the Weather Zone they live in must call the National Toll Free Hotlines for their zone beginning at precisely 8:30am this morning. Those who get through are being given the World Famous Miracle Heater for just $99 and shipping. No calls will be accepted for this deal after the deadline ends 2 days from today’s publication date.

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Anyone who misses the deadline will not get the $99 deal for the Miracle Heater. They will be required to pay the regular price of $547.00 plus shipping for the Miracle Heater that comes mounted in the handmade Amish fireplace mantle.

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Barns going empty, consumers rush to lock in $99 deal

N GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN: Long-time Amish craftsman Jonas Miller encourages all the craftsmen to keep up with the household limit of 2 Amish fireplaces as newspapers hit the newsstands. “We’ve got the whole Amish community helping out, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. We’re letting everyone get the Miracle Heater (shown here) for just $99, but nearly everyone wants to have a handmade Amish mantle built for their Miracle Heater, so we can barely keep up with all the orders,” Miller said. Everyone hoping to cash in on this deal needs to immediately call the National Toll Free Hotlines before the deadline ends.

With just 2 days left to get in on the $99 deal and Amish barns going empty, people everywhere are rushing to get the Miracle Heaters before they’re all sold out. Demand for the Miracle Heaters has skyrocketed ever since news about the $99 deal started spreading. In fact, overflow hotlines had to be set up just to take all the calls and because the Amish craftsmen are struggling to keep up, a household limit of 2 had to be imposed. According to the avalanche of consumer reviews for the Miracle Heaters, people absolutely swear by them, repeatedly saying, “It saves money,” “looks beautiful,” and “heats from floor to ceiling to keep everyone warm and cozy.” People from all across the country are calling to get in on this deal before the deadline ends 2 days from today’s publication date. So if lines are busy be sure to call one of the overflow hotlines at 1-888-414-2503 or 1-888-414-2572 to get the Miracle Heater for just $99. And since all the handmade mantles that the Amish are building today are half price, nearly everyone is asking to have their Miracle Heater custom built in the Amish mantle for just one hundred forty-nine dollars more because everyone who does is getting a custom finish upgrade in Light Oak, Dark Oak, Black, or Cherry for free. Just make sure you call before the deadline ends because anyone who misses the deadline can’t get in on this deal and will have to pay the regular price of $547.00 plus shipping for the Miracle Heater that comes mounted in the handmade Amish fireplace mantle. N ©2013 HS P6343A OF16929R-1


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The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Anna William F. and Sandra K. White to Zachariah J. and Jennifer M. Monnin, Gemstone Estates Subdivision, phase III, lot 556, $183,000. Alvena J. Accuntius, deceased, to David S. Duckro and Barbara A. Duncum, lot 49, $25,000. Randolph L. and Melinda G. Kiser to Andres and Kira Baldonado, Gemstone Estates Phase IV, lot 572, $239,000. Botkins Village of Botkins to Botkins Community Improvement Inc., part lot 96, exempt. Botkins Community Improvement Corp. to Timothy J. and Vicki S. Smith, part lot 96, exempt. Fort Loramie Aaron J. Pleiman to Meyer Rentals LLC, part lot Moeller Subdivision, lot 132, $81,000. Jackson Center Angela M. and Kelly Wagner to Craig Michael and Kimberly Nicole Halberstadt, Duff Subdivision, lot 18 and part lot 17, $71,025. Jason W. Withrow, deceased, by sheriff, to Donald E. Ware, EC Davis Addition, outlot 48, $52,000. Lucille E. Klopfenstein, deceased, to Craig A. and Kella Ann Bodenmiller, Ray Leininger Subdivision, lot 221, $85,000. Lockington Robert E. Reed Jr. to Jerry and Ella Keener, part lot 18, $1,000. Russia Emmett F. and Carolyn M. Joseph to Donald J. and Treva E. Borchers, Urban F. Borchers 4th Subdivision, lot 221, $29,000. Sidney John F. Cansino to Tyler N. Mann, Imperial Woods Subdivision, lot 3526, $156,000. Richard E. and Virginia L. Burroughs to Thomas and Janet Borkowski, East Cliff Subdivision, lot 2646, $100,000. Dorothy M. Fogt, deceased, to Dennis and Martha Ahrens, Emerson Subdivision, lot 3428, $114,000. Homesales Inc. to Curtis L. and Pamela J. Ritter, BP Wagner Subdivision, lot 1531, $45,000. Carol A. Meyer to Barbara L. Arnett, Northlawn Subdivision, lot 3105, $120,000. Kenneth W. and Dorothy E. Smith to Heather N. Hamaker, Parmenter Subdivision, lots 2271-72, $39,000. Warren E. (Edward W.) Cook to Dorothy L. Cook, Green Tree Hills Subdivision, section 4, lot 3840, exempt. Rodney L. Rickert, by sheriff, to Government National Mortgage Association, Belmont Heights

Subdivision, lot 1, $53,350. Middendorf Builders Inc. to Tracy M. Nuss, Imperial Woods Subdivision Section 3, lot 3767, $101,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Joachim E. HillGrannec, part lot 1493, exempt. Clinton Township Church of God Mount Assembly Sidney to Russell Road Church United Methodist, parts section 24, 10.018 and 5 acres, $226,000. Selimana Enterprises Inc. to Sidney Station LLC, parts section 26, 0.544 and 3.798 acres, plus complicated tract and easements, $4,300,000. North Broadway Church of Christ to Frederick E. and Amy L. Hammer, section 4 (Sid0.529 acres, ney), $65,300. Cynthian Township Jeffrey C. and Dixie Cisco to Rusty A. and Bethany A. Kirkpatrick, parts section 35, 5.005 acres and 0.45 acres, $35,000. Ed and Wendy S. Langenkamp to Matthew J. and Rachel S. Echols, part section 35, 4.693 acres, plus easement, $165,000. John M. and Kathleen L. Siegel to Benjamin J. and Theresa A. Siegel, part section 19, 19.123 acres, exempt. Franklin Township Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Joanna L. Davis, part section 7, 0.55 acres, $78,500. Jackson Township William C. and Phylis A. Ontrop to Richard W. and Barbara J. Weaver, part section 23, 25 acres, parts section 24, 80 acres and 2.069 acres, undivided 1/2 interest, $324,025. Richard W. and Barbara J. Weaver to Kevin W. and Jaime L. Gariety, part section 24, 2.069 acres, exempt. Perry Township Dennis H. and Vicki J. Trapp to Dennis H. Trapp, parts section 21, 1.341 acres, Carl Tunks Subdivision, part lots 3 and 4, exempt. Salem Township Grover Baber to Lorma Jean Baber, parts section 5, 80, 40 and 5.442 acres, exempt. Lorna Marie Grinstead to Brett D. Helmlinger, part section 5, 2.998 acres, exempt. Van Buren Township Herbert J. Boerger to Raymond J. and Barbara A. Riethman, Hoying Subdivision, lot 211, $150,000. Dennis P. Nagel to Dennis P. and Deborah A. Nagel, part section 24, 1 acre, exempt. Washington Twp. Dean F. Nollinger, by sheriff, to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Arrowhead Hill Subdivision, second addition, lot 203, $25,350. Timothy A. Phipps, Judith E. Phipps, Alberta A. Ely, Ronald K. Ely, Nancy A. Wright, Richard D. Wright, Kathy S. Phipps, Connie J. Slife, James R. Slife II, Sandra K. Stewart, Pally N. (Elliott) Yaney, Douglas A. Yaney, H. Scott Phipps and Monika G. Phipps to Jeremy S. Taylor, part section 25, 1.02 acres, $110,000.

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Council hears of EMS shortage BY DEAN EVERSOLE JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Village Council Monday heard that the Jackson Center Emergency Medical Service has a serious shortage of personnel to serve on the volunteer agency. Jill Ludwig, a member of the EMS, said currently the squad has just seven members. Because of the manpower shortage, Ludwig said an agreement has been reached with the Anna EMS to share coverage. Anna will keep a unit on call for Jackson Center and will be used as needed. Mayor Scott Klopfenstein thanked Ludwig for her service, noting the difficulties of the position. Council approved an ordinance adopting a personal policy and procedure manual for employers of the village. The ordinance allows for an adjustment to annual appropriations. Purpose of the change is to add a fee into the budget for dumping yard waste. Finance Committee Chairman Larry Wahrer informed council that a

deficit of $20,000 was realized in December. However, he noted this was not unusual as December requires any leftover expenses to be applied. Overall, the village maintained a $9,000 surplus for the year, he said. Village Administrator Bruce Mertz addressed the increasing need for new business and asked for a business incentive package. Mertz presented a plan adopted by Sidney City Council creating a tax credit to attract new business or expansion of current businesses. Village Solicitor Michael Burton said the Sidney tax credit is placed on the income of the business; therefore, a business must create a profit to receive the credit. Mertz also noted the village should consider some form of reduction in electrical cost as an incentive. Klopfenstein agreed with the electric rate reduction, noting that Jackson Center is the only community in the county able to offer the incentive. Burton advised Mertz to speak with city of Wapakoneta officials as they have a reduction reasonable

Pancake breakfast planned JACKSON CENTER — The Sons of the American Legion will host a pancake breakfast Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at the Jackson Center American Legion hall. The menu comprises pancakes, eggs and sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for children. They are available in advance at JC Pro Hardware or from any member of the Sons of the American Legion. People interested in joining the Sons of the American Legion can get information by calling Bruce Metz at 596-6608.

plan in place. The Council determined the tax credit for potential businesses should require the creation of 10 or more new jobs, the credit life would not exceed 15 years, and businesses could claim up to 100 percent of their income. Mertz reported to council the installation of a sampler is complete at the wastewater treatment plant. A second one will be installed in the spring. Mertz said he spoke with Rep. Jim Jordan about grading of the Jackson Center Post Office. The village is asking for numbers to be refigured because it is believed there is an error. In restructuring of the

USPS, the Jackson Center Post Office was graded at 16, meaning it will only be open for six hours daily. Mertz informed the Council that new EPA regulations require all diesel engine generators to be labeled as either emergency or non-emergency devices. Emercertification gency allows for use of the generator only after a natural disaster, with no cap in hours used. A nonemergency certificate caps the usage at 100 hours per year. Council then convened in executive session to discuss the possible purchase and sale of village-owned real estate.

Demonstration kicks off kids’ dental month To kick off National Children’s Dental Month, on Feb. 1, Ashley Jenkins, of Belle Center, and Rebecca Fitzgerald, of Jackson Center, registered dental hygienists at Kennedy Dental were invited to speak to preschoolers at the Jackson Center Library (branch of Shelby County Libraries). Kennedy Dental has offices in Huntsville and Marysville. After showing Geena’s Tremendous Tooth Adventure, Jenkand Fitzgerald ins taught children ages 2 to 6 years old how to brush and floss properly. They demonstrated how to brush on Bugsy, a plush

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is the best day all year to ponder your role in your friendships. Would you want to have you as a friend? How can you be a better friend? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) What is your relationship to authority figures in your life? There will always be someone with authority over you. Today’s New Moon provokes this line of thought. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) What further education or training can you get to improve your job? What kind of travel or education can you undertake that will enhance your life? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Focus on what you can do to reduce your debt. Also, how can you improve relations with others, especially those who have values that differ from yours? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) What can you do to improve your closest partnerships and friendships? Remember: For a relationship to be successful, you must be as good for your partner as he or she is for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The New Moon today urges you to think about how to improve your health. Can you stop doing something harmful? Can you start doing something helpful? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) More than most signs, you love to schmooze, to entertain and to be entertained. Ask yourself if you’re leading a balanced life in this regard. It’s important to play as well as work. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) What can you do to improve family relationships? And what can you do to improve where you live so that you are happier to arrive home? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Communication with others is important, because none of us likes to be isolated. Are you a good communicator? Do you listen when others speak? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This New Moon focuses on your value system and your relationship to your possessions. Do you own your things, or do they own you? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place today. Take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do to create a better impression on your world. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) We are all guided by certain principles and beliefs, but we often forget what they are. What do you think are two of the most important things in life? YOU BORN TODAY You have lots of energy and are drawn to adventure and excitement. You’re enthusiastic about life, but you are also very tenderhearted and sympathetic to the troubles of others. No matter what obstacles you face, you try to remain positive. Good news: Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Mia Farrow, actress/humanitarian; Alice Walker, author; Travis Tritt, singer. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Dental X-rays not too much exposure DEAR DR. bor can be reasROACH: My sured that the raneighbor had to diation dose from change dentists. the dental X-rays Her initial exam has a very small with the new risk. doctor resulted Other medical in full-face XX-rays have rays. She obmuch larger radijected, but was To your ation dosages; for told they were example, a CT good low-dosage and scan could be 10would present no health 20 millisieverts, problems. Six to which is the Dr. Keith eight X-rays equivalent of up Roach were taken. She to seven years of is concerned about radi- natural radiation, or ation. Can you comment about 4,000 dental Xon this? Does she need to rays. A CT scan may well be concerned? — V.M. be worth it, since the risk ANSWER: X-rays in- of cancer is still very low. crease cancer risk, so it But it still makes sense makes sense to avoid any for us as physicians to unnecessary exposure. consider the risk of radiBut you can’t completely ation anytime we order eliminate exposure to ra- an X-ray or CT scan. It diation. Every year, we may helpful to know that are exposed to natural the limit for workers for radiation — in the air, in radiation exposure is 50 food and water and from millisieverts. space — of about 3 millisieverts. A typical denDEAR DR. ROACH: tal X-ray is about 0.005 Some time ago, I read millisieverts — about the somewhere that taking same you get in one day’s 200 mg sulindac pills reworth of normal living. moves polyps from the So you and your neigh- colon. If this is correct,

please let me know, what dose one should take, and how often. ANSWER: Polyps in the colon are small growths that arise from the lining of the large bowel. They can cause bleeding, but more importantly, a small percentage of them can become cancerous. Polyps often are removed during colonoscopy, which is how colonoscopy prevents colon cancer. Sulindac, an anti-inflammatory drug usually used for arthritis, was found in early trials to reduce the number of colon polyps. More-recent studies have shown a range of effect, from no benefit in some trials to 65 percent reduction in others. Unfortunately, even in the best case, 65 percent reduction of polyps isn’t enough to be safe from colon cancer, so currently the best way to prevent harm from colon cancer is regular examination by colonoscopy. A flexible sigmoidoscopy also shows polyps, but

colonoscopy is preferred, since it looks at the whole colon. Everyone between 50 and 70 should have a colonoscopy or other exam for colon cancer, and people over 70 should discuss colon cancer screening with their doctor. Sulindac, or another medication, ultimately may be shown to reduce colon cancer rates, but since studies have shown no or modest benefit and all medicines have risks of side effects, I don’t recommend sulindac as a way of preventing polyps or cancer. The booklet on colon cancer provides useful information on the causes and cures of this common malady. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 505, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Feb. 8, 1913 The police officials have given out the information that the laws and ordinances prohibiting children under 16 years of age from being on the streets after 9 o’clock in the evening without their parents or guardian is to be strictly enforced. Chief of Police O’Leary said there have been entirely too many boys and girls upon the streets late at night and it is proposed to put a stop to it. ––––– Paul Monroe returned home yesterday from a business trip through Indiana and Illinois where he closed up a number of contracts for Yale motorcycles for the coming year. He was out today, trying a new 1913 Yale machine which he just received. ––––– Before leaving for his extended trip to Panama and the South yesterday, C.F. Hickock let the contract for two additions to his candy factory, which are to be completed this summer. The factory was recently incorporated under the name of the C.F. Hickok Co. with a capital stock of $75,000. The new additions are to meet the constantly increasing business of the company.

75 years Feb. 8, 1938 George Rheinsch of the Rheinsch Hardware Co., is announcing his retirement from business after 36 years of operating a hardware store in this community. Rheinsch has lived in Sidney practically all his life and attended school here before joining with James Rostron in the tinning and roofing work prior to establishing his own store in 1902. ––––– A cursory examination of her home revealed that a number of household items had been taken from her home during her absence in the East. The robbery was discovered last week by Homer Stang, postman, who happened to notice the front door of the house standing open. A check was not possible until Mrs. Wells returned today. A more definite check was to be made this afternoon.

50 years Feb. 8, 1963 Ray Cotterman, director of the 1963 Sidney Soap Box Derby, reported this morning an overflow crowd on hand for the initial clinic session held Wednesday evening in

the Jaycee club rooms. He said that 67 boys with a substantial number of fathers were present for the affair. Cotterman reported that as of this morning 71 boys have registered for this year’s event. ––––– Larry Richards recorded a 349 to pace Valley City Junior gunners in their weekly round at the Armory on Wednesday evening. Getting a 98 on prone, Larry scored a 93 sitting, 84 kneeling, and 74 in offhand.

25 years Feb. 8, 1988 Former Sidney Mayor James Humphrey recently spoke about Martin Luther King and other black leaders during an American history class at Lehman High School. He was there to honor many black leaders and to celebrate Black History Month. ––––– Northmont gave Sidney a little more than it wanted and a lot more than it needed Friday night at the high school for the Jackets had enough problems of their own. But Sidney had more than enough firepower left to dispose of Northmont although the final score of 79-60 is a bit deceiving since the T-Bolts had a chance to cut the lead to less than double figures as late as the four-minute mark of the final period. Sidney’s season record is now 14-3 and its Greater Miami Valley Conference mark is 9-3. ––––– Rick Vondenhuevel, 2800 Patterson-Halpin Road recently showed Classy Laddy, an American paint horse owned by him and Sandy Vondenhuevel. Classy Laddy recently won awards from the Ohio Paint Horse Club for High Point Horse Club for High Point Yearling Stallion and Reserve High Point Halter Stallion for all ages. ––––– 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!

Granddad wants to free boy from protective bubble DEAR ABBY: When I’m reluctant to criticize my 9-month-old grandson, because I know they’ll be “Eli,” comes to visit, I beoffended, but I’m aching to come frustrated to the suggest they teach the child point of leaving the room, if about limits and restricnot my house. Not only tions and correct him when must we put away things he misbehaves. Let him exhe shouldn’t get into, we perience being in his must tape shut every playpen or even allow him drawer and cabinet, block to whine a little before Dear access behind couches and jumping at his every whim. chairs to keep Eli from We’re not allowed to say Abby electrical cords, then con“no-no” — the preferred reAbigail stantly be on guard for the sponse being to distract Eli Van Buren and let him go about doing “unexpected.” Eli is never restricted in any as he pleases. By the way, both parway, and would never be confined ents are professional psycho-babble to an “inhumane” playpen for even people. a few minutes. At the slightest Am I unreasonable to think whimper, he is picked up. He’s my grandson is capable of learnwalked to sleep (or taken on car ing limits with a simple “no-no” rides to “soothe” him), and his par- and, perhaps, a little smack on ents literally run to him whenever his hand? Or should I keep my he awakens. mouth shut? — WELL-MEAN-

ING GRANDPA DEAR GRANDPA: Well-meaning as you are, I doubt that you will be able to convince two “professional psycho-babble people” that by not giving their little one limits, they’re creating a monster. Rather than allow his visits to upset you, I suggest you visit this family in their OWN home. DEAR ABBY: A question was recently raised at a family gathering. If the patriarch of a family is deceased and a man wants to marry his daughter, should he ask permission from her mother? — CURIOUS IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR CURIOUS: It would be a lovely, respectful gesture if he did. But first he should be 100 percent certain that the daughter would like to marry him.

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Sidney wins give McCracken 300 Sidney High’s wrestling team posted two easy victories Thursday over night, Northmont and West Carrollton, and in the process, helped longtime head coach Jim McCracken reach a milestone. McCracken McCracken went into the action Thursday night with 299 career wins in wrestling duals, so he’s now

reached the 300-win plateau. McCracken has been the head wrestling coach at Sidney, his alma mater, for 34 years. “I’ve had some great kids over the years,” he said, deflecting credit. “It was nice to see so many former wrestlers here tonight. There were guys here I haven’t seen in 25 years.” The word got out that McCracken was nearing a milestone win, and it resulted in a huge crowd showing up for

the action Thursday at the high school. The milestone was the main attraction because the matches were quite lopsided due to a lot of forfeits. Sidney defeated West Carrollton with ease, 71-6 with the aid of six West Carrollton forfeits and one double forfeit. On the mat, Sidney’s Alex Willman had a pin in 1:42 at 120 pounds, and Jared Tangeman at 126 pinned in 4:49. Then at 132, Rhett Rosen-

garten pinned in 1:16. At 145, Logan Calvert pinned in 3:47, and Ryan Penley at 152 pinned in 40 seconds. Garrick Ginter at 160 pinned in 2:46. The Yellow Jackets also defeated Northmont by a 65-15 final. Tangeman pinned in 3:35 at 126, Mason Calvert won 2611 at 138, Logan Calvert pinned in 5:03 at 145, Penley pinned in 1:14 at 152, Ginter pinned at 160 in just 1:15, and Noah Straman pinned in just

36 seconds at 195. In junior varsity matches, Luke Dahlinghaus pinned at 126 in the third period, Bradley Blosser pinned in 1:06 at 160, Greg Smith won 17-0 at 152, Stephen Hendershot pinned in 1:21 at 126 pounds, and Dahlinghaus pinned again at 126, this time in 2:46. The Yellow Jackets now prepare for the Division I Sectional Tournament at Centerville, which will start a week from today.

Anna wins 43-42 thriller over Loramie ANNA — Senior standout Natalie Billing took a pass from Erica Huber on an inbounds play and drove for a bucket with :08 remaining to give the Anna Lady Rockets a heartstopping 43-42 victory over the Fort Loramie Lady Redskins in the battle for the County girls basketball championship Thursday night at Anna. The win was the 38th in a row in County play for Anna, which wrapped up its fourth straight league title, the last three with perfect 12-0 records. Loramie finished in sole possession of second with a 10-2 mark. Anna is now 17-4 overall and has one regular-season game remaining, Saturday at Minster Loramie is 18-3 and will host St. Henry in its regular season finale Saturday. Anna found itself in dire straits late in the game, not scoring until past the midway point of the final period, which allowed Fort Loramie to pull out to a 42-35 lead. After the two teams exchanged buckets to make it 42-37, Anna got a free throw, then a huge three-pointer from freshman Avery Bensman to make it 42-41 with still 2:20 remaining. Fort Loramie had a late turnover that gave the ball back to Anna, and after a timeout, Huber found Billing for the winning score. “We thought she might be open,” said Anna coach Jack Billing. “I coached these girls in junior high and we ran it then, but not too much in high school. I thought Fort Loramie would overload the strong side, and I told Erica she had three options. Get the ball to Natalie, find Cayla (Bensman), or take it to the rack. She made a great pass to Natalie and it was pretty much an uncontested layup.” The Lady Redskins dominated the first quarter, the only drawback being some foul trouble. After building an 18-7 lead after one quarter, the Lady Redskins looked to be threatening to blow the game wide open when they doubled the score on the Lady Rockets at 28-14 with still four minutes left in the second quarter. But the shooting woes that plagued Anna in the first quarter struck Loramie in the second and the Lady Red-

County girls Basketball standings (Final league) League All W-L W-L Anna . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 17-4 Fort Loramie . . . . 11-1 19-2 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . 8-4 13-8 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 12-10 Houston . . . . . . . . . 4-8 9-13 Jackson Center . . 2-10 5-16 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . 0-12 2-20 Thursday’s scores Anna 43, Fort Loramie 42 Botkins 41, Houston 29 Jackson Center 53, Fairlawn 44

skins went the final four minutes of the quarter without scoring. That opened the door for the Lady Rockets to rally, and they did, going on a 10-0 run to end the period, the last three on a three-point play by Natalie Billing. Anna struggled again in the third quarter, mainly because Billing picked up two quick fouls in the first minute of the period to go to the bench with three. But Anna’s defense kept Loramie from getting too far out front, and with 1:18 left in the period, the score was 3432. By period’s end, however, Loramie was up 40-35, setting the stage for a hectic but lowscoring final period. Billing had 12 and Cayla Bensman 11 for Anna. Darian Rose finished with 15 for Loramie. Fort Loramie (42) Hoying 3-1-8; Imwalle 1-0-2; Westerheide 3-0-6; Rose 7-1-15; Holdheide 1-0-2; Meyer 1-0-2; Ordean 2-0-4; Boerger 1-1-3. Totals: 19-3-42. Anna (43) A. Bensman 2-1-6; Huber 1-4-6; Blankenship 1-1-3; Billing4-4-12; C. Bensman 4-2-11; Noffsinger 2-1-5. Totals: 14-13-43. Score by quarters: Loramie.........................18 28 40 42 Anna................................7 24 35 43 Three-pointers: Anna 2 (A. Bensman, C. Bensman); Loramie 1 (Hoying). Records: Anna 17-3, Fort Loramie 18-3. Reserve score: Loramie 49, Anna 27.


Botkins beats Houston 41-29 BOTKINS — It was Senior Night at Botkins, and head coach Don Mack of the Lady Trojans said that resulted in his team getting off to a slow start because of all the emotion. But they got going in the second quarter and went on to beat Houston 41-29 in County girls action Thursday. Botkins finishes 6-6 in the County and is now 12-10 heading into tournament play. Houston is a final 4-8 in the

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FORT LORAMIE’S Darian Rose is double-teamed by Anna’s Erica Huber (left) and Cayla Bensman in County girls basketball action Thursday night at Anna. Anna won a thriller, 43-42. County and 9-13 heading to the tournament. “We started slow, but Jill Schneider and Casey Bergman really came through for us,” said Mack. Bergman hit 17 points to lead all scorers, and Schneider finished with seven. Hannah Koch had seven assists. Houston (29) Phipps 2-1-5; Maier 4-0-8; A. Stang 2-0-4; Booher 1-0-2; M. Stang 21-5; Winner 1-3-5. Totals: 12-5-29. Botkins (41) Heuker 1-0-2; McCullough 2-0-4; Kramer 1-0-2; Bergman 7-1-17; Schneider 3-0-7; Pitts 3-3-9. Totals: 17-4-41. Score by quarters: Houston ..........................7 15 19 29 Botkins............................3 14 27 41 Three-pointers: Houston 0, Botkins 3 (Bergman 2, Schneider). Records: Botkins 12-10, Houston 9-13. Reserve score: Botkins 39, Houston 29.

—— JC gets past Fairlawn 53-44 JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center trailed by two going to the final period, but outscored Fairlawn 20-9 to pull out a 53-44 victory over the Lady Jets in County play Thursday. The Lady Tigers finish

Loramie, Anna 7th grades in championship HOUSTON — The County junior high boys basketball tournament championship games are set after semifinal action Thursday here in the 7th grade bracket. The championship will pit Anna against Fort Loramie Saturday at 10 a.m. at Russia.

Anna beat Russia 56-42, with Drew Schmitz scoring 18 and Travis Meyer 13. Hunter Cohee had 15 to lead the Junior Raiders. Fort Loramie defeated Botkins 48-23 in the other semifinal. Thirteen Fort Loramie

players scored in the game, led by Tyler Siegel with 12. Reese Rogers had 10 for Botkins. The 8th grade championship will be Saturday at 11:15 at Russia, with Fairlawn taking on Russia for the title.

County play 2-10 and are 5-16 overall. Fairlawn is 0-12 and 2-20. Hannah Meyer had another good offensive game for the Lady Tigers, finishing with 21. Erin Metz added 10 for the winners. Fairlawn had three in double figures, with Olivia Cummings scoring 17, Haley Slonkosky 13 and Abby Roe 10. Fairlawn (44) Slonkosky 3-6-13; Roe 4-2-10; Watkins 1-0-2; Driskell 1-0-2; Cummings 6-4-17. Totals: 15-10-44. Jackson Center (53) P. Meyer 4-0-8; Esser 2-4-8; Elchert 1-2-4; H. Meyer 7-4-21; Fogt 1-0-2; Metz 5-0-10. Totals: 20-1053. Score by quarters: Fairlawn .......................12 25 35 44 JC....................................7 22 33 53 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 2 (Slonkosky, Cummings); JC 3 (H. Meyer 3). Records: JC 5-16, Fairlawn 2-10. Reserve score: JC 31, Upper Scioto Valley 29.


Big win for New Knoxville NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville girls posted a big win in Midwest Athletic Conference play, beating Fort Recovery 56-46 in girls action Thursday. The win put the Lady Rangers at 7-1 in the MAC and 18-3 overall. Fort Recovery is now 5-3 in the league and 13-5. Knoxville dominated the first half, leading 31-18 at the break. And that was enough to gain the win. Haley Horstman had 22 and both Meg Reineke and Paige Lehman had 14 apiece to lead Knoxville.

Fort Recovery (46) Fiely 4-2-11; Pugh 4-0-8; K. Jutte 3-3-9; Lennartz 3-2-9; Pottkotter 2-16; Schmitz 1-1-3. Totals: 17-9-46. New Knoxville (56) Horstman 9-4-22; Schroer 1-0-2; Magoto 1-0-2; Reineke 5-4-14; Lageman 1-0-2; Lehman 6-2-14. Totals: 23-10-56. Score by quarters: FR....................................9 18 30 46 NK.................................14 31 43 56 Three-pointers: NK 0, FR 3 (Fiely, Lennartz, Pottkotter). Records: NK 18-4, FR 13-5. Reserve score: No game played.


Minster routs Coldwater 47-31 MINSTER — Minster finished MAC play with a 7-2 mark and went to 13-6 overall with a convincing 47-31 victory over Coldwater in girls basketball Thursday. The Lady Wildcats used a big third quarter to nail down the win. From a 21-18 halftime lead, they rolled to a 3520 margin after three periods. Sara Dahlinghaus and Claire Fischer led Minster with 12 points apiece. Minster hit 12-for-13 from the line, including 6-for-6 from Dahlinghaus. Coldwater (31) Muhlenkamp 4-2-10; Welsch 5-313; Bruns 1-1-3; Kannney 2-0-5. Totals: 12-6-31. Minster (47) Fischer 5-0-12; Richard 1-4-7; Geiger 4-0-8; Liening 1-0-2; Arnold 22-6; Trego 3-6-12. Totals: 16-12-47. Score by quarters: Coldwater .......................8 18 20 31 Minster .........................12 21 35 47 Three-pointers: Coldwater 1 (Kanney); Minster 3 (Fischer 2, Richard). Records: Minster 13-6, Coldwater 13-8. Reserve score: Minster 54, Coldwater 29.

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Akron zipping along with nation’s best win streak AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Palming a basketball in each hand, Zeke Marshall’s arms are outstretched across the entire face of a building next to the bustling student union. Akron’s 7foot center towers above campus. On a huge billboard overlooking the soccer field now covered in several inches of winddrifted snow, Marshall’s gigantic image — his eyes fixed straight ahead, his face showing a nothing-but-business scowl — is accompanied by the slogan for this year’s basketball team: “Think Bigger.” The Zips are doing just that. “As long as we keep working hard and refining our skills, I feel like we should win the national championship,” the shot-swatting Marshall said without hesitation after Thursday’s morning practice. “We’re definitely talented enough.” Riding a 14-game winning streak — the nation’s longest active one — and with a roster balanced in size, strength and experience, Akron, which has been resurrected the last decade under coach Keith Dambrot, just might be the next midmajor program to crash the big boys’ NCAA tournament party in March. The Zips haven’t lost since Dec. 9. , but they haven’t gained much attention outside Ohio and Mid-American Conference circles. That’s beginning to change. “They haven’t been playing under my radar,” ESPN analyst Jay Bilas said. “I’ve been watching them all season. They’re a really good basketball team. They do a really good job offensive rebounding. They can defend in the post, they’ve

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IN THIS photo taken Feb. 5, Akron’s Zeke Marshall (44) celebrates a play with Chauncey Gilliam (23) in an NCAA college basketball game against Central Michigan in Akron, Ohio. got really good guards and Marshall is only getting better.” This week, Akron received four votes in the AP’s Top 25 poll, a sign the streak along with an unbeaten record in the ultra-competitive MAC, haven’t gone unnoticed. There’s a buzz around the school, which has changed its image in recent years from a commuter’s destination with the addition of several new buildings and athletic facilities. It also doesn’t hurt that the NBA’s best player calls Akron home. LeBron James keeps close tabs on the Zips ‚Äî and one of his high school coaches. “I’m following them a lot,” said James, who won a state title playing for Dambrot at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. “They’re on top of the MAC and they’re playing some really, really good ball right now. I’m extremely happy for them. I wish I could get back home and get to a game soon. But they’re doing some good things and I hope it continues.” James is a regular visitor in the summer, often playing pickup games at Rhodes Arena with Akron’s players, who embrace him like a

teammate. “It’s one of coolest things in the world,” said guard Brian Walsh, a transfer from Xavier. “For us, he’s the (Michael) Jordan of our generation and he’s coming out here in the summer, rolling up in his cars. He knows us by name and he’s playing open gym with us as just another guy. “I don’t think too many schools in the country can say that that they’re playing with arguably the best player ever to play the game. He brings a lot of attention to our program, and we appreciate everything he does for us.” Dambrot has steadily built Akron, with an enrollment of just under 30,000 students, into a mid-major power that may be able to someday stand shoulder to shoulder with Gonzaga, Butler and Creighton. One of just seven schools to win at least 22 games in each of the past seven seasons, Akron made the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2011, but the Zips were beaten in the first round. Akron’s on a mission to go further. Hence, the “Bigger” motto. “I felt like that ‘Think

Bigger’ was kind of a dual slogan in a sense that we’re big, our team is big and our goal has been to win in the NCAA tournament,” said Dambrot, who signed a 10-year contract extension at his alma mater in July. “The hard part is getting to the tournament, and I think if we can get there. We’re built better to win than we ever have been before.” Akron certainly looks as if it can compete with the big boys. With Marshall, his 6-foot-11 freshman backup Pat Forsythe, 6-7 Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell, 6-7 Nick Harney and the 6-5 Walsh, the Zips are an imposing group. “We’re very big in the gym,” point guard Alex Abreu said. “Except for me and coach D.” What he may lack in size, Abreu, a 5-foot-10 junior who grew up in Puerto Rico and wasn’t sure which state Akron was in before enrolling, makes up in spirit. For weeks, he’s been the one player unafraid to say the spotlight should be trained on he and his teammates, whose four losses all came on the road with two — to Oklahoma State and Coastal Carolina — in overtime and with Harney and Treadwell ineligible because of an NCAA violation. Abreu, who averages 10.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 rebounds, feels Akron’s deserving of recognition. “We deserve more respect than we have gotten,” he said. “We have a wonderful coach and a wonderful program. Our fans are finally starting to come through, and I think it’s something the world should see.” And the world will, so long as the Zips don’t stumble badly on their way to the finish.

Botkins spring basketball leagues set BOTKINS — The Botkins Spring Basketball League has announced plans for leagues and tournaments for this season. They are as follows: • 5th-8th girls league: The annual 5th-to-8th grade girls spring basketball league will be held at Botkins High School. The cost of the league is $65 and the deadline for entering is

Feb. 28. There will be just one league this year. • 4th-8th boys league: The 4th-to-8th grade boys basketball league will be held at Botkins. This is a playing league with no practices. The cost is $65 and the deadline is Feb. 28. • 5th-6th grade tournament: There will be a 5th and 6th grade boys basketball tournament on March 15, 16 and 17

at Botkins. Each team is guaranteed three games and the cost is $125 per team. To reserve a spot in the tournament, turn in an entry form along with payment, and make checks payable to Botkins High School. • 5th-6th grade girls tournament: Botkins will be hosting a 5th and 6th grade girls basketball tournament Feb. 28to-March 3. Each team is

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports TONIGHT Boys basketball Sidney at Troy Anna at Lehman Russia at Houston New Knoxville at Fort Recovery Minster at Coldwater Delphos St. John’s at Versailles Marion Local at New Bremen Botkins at Fairlawn Christian Academy at Dayton Temple Girls basketball Christian Academy at Dayton Temple —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Sidney at Greenville Lehman at Bradford Anna at Minster Versailles at Jackson Center St. Henry at Fort Loramie Boys basketball Bethel at Lehman Houston at Riverside Minster at St. Marys Versailles at Ansonia Celina at New Bremen Waynesfield at Botkins Jackson Center at Lima Temple Fort Loramie at Day. Jefferson Covington at Anna Bowling Sidney boys at GWOC Postseason —— SUNDAY Bowling Sidney girls at GWOC Postseason —— TUESDAY

Girls basketball Wapakoneta at Minster Boys basketball Urbana at Sidney Botkins at Fort Loramie Mechanicsburg at Fairlawn Newton at Russia —— WEDNESDAY Girls basketball D-I Sectional at Lebanon Sidney vs. Edgewood, 7:30 —— THURSDAY Girls basketball D-III Sectional at Tipp City Anna vs. Northridge, 6 p.m. Versailles vs. West Liberty, 7:30 Regular season Delphos St. John’s at New Bremen New Knoxville at Coldwater Christian Academy at Grand Lake Boys basketball Christian Academy at Grand Lake —— FRIDAY Boys basketball Greenville at Sidney Lehman at Upper Scioto Coldater at New Knoxville Riverside at Dayton Christian Versailles at Minster New Bremen at Delphos St. John’s Houston at Botkins Fairlawn at Jackson Center Fort Loramie at Anna —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Division IV Sectional at Sidney Troy Christian vs. Botkins, 11 a.m. Lehman vs. Mechanicsburg, 12:30 Fort Loramie vs. Riverside, 2 p.m. Triad vs. Houston, 3:30

BASKETBALL NBA standings National Basketball Association The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York . . . . 31 16 .660 — Brooklyn . . . . . 29 20 .592 3 Boston. . . . . . . 25 23 .521 6½ Philadelphia . . 21 27 .438 10½ Toronto . . . . . . 17 32 .347 15 Southeast Division Miami . . . . . . . 32 14 .696 — Atlanta . . . . . . 27 21 .563 6 Orlando. . . . . . 14 35 .286 19½ Washington. . . 13 35 .271 20 Charlotte . . . . 11 37 .229 22 Central Division Indiana . . . . . . 31 19 .620 — Chicago . . . . . . 29 19 .604 1 Milwaukee . . . 25 23 .521 5 Detroit . . . . . . 18 32 .360 13 Cleveland . . . . 15 34 .306 15½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio . . 39 11 .780 — Memphis. . . . . 30 18 .625 8 Houston . . . . . 27 24 .529 12½ Dallas . . . . . . . 21 28 .429 17½ New Orleans. . 16 33 .327 22½ Northwest Division Oklahoma City 37 12 .755 — Denver . . . . . . 31 18 .633 6 Utah . . . . . . . . 28 22 .560 9½ Portland . . . . . 25 24 .510 12 Minnesota. . . . 18 28 .391 17½ Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . 35 16 .686 — Golden State. . 30 19 .612 4 L.A. Lakers. . . 23 26 .469 11 Phoenix. . . . . . 17 33 .340 17½ Sacramento . . 17 33 .340 17½

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ND staying one more year SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame will stay in the Big East for at least one more season. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Thursday the university would like to leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference before the required 27 months' notice for departing members, but was unable to reach an agreement to do so before next season. “We’ve said all along we would try to develop a timetable for leaving earlier because we think it’s in both parties’ interest. That just hasn’t happened,” he said. Swarbrick said because no agreement has been made to leave before next season, the Irish needed to move ahead as part of the Big East for 2013-14 so coaches could begin putting together schedules.

Rockies’ Helton arrested THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A police report says Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told an officer he had red wine hours before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Helton is due in court May 20 on charges of DUI and careless driving. He was arrested early Wednesday at a gas station in the Denver suburb of Thornton, where he lives. According to a police incident report released Thursday, officers arHelton rested Helton after a witness reported seeing Helton's truck swerve into a median before pulling into the gas station. Helton's blood-alcohol level hasn't been released, but police say it was above the legal driving limit. Officers say Helton volunteered that he had two cups of wine Tuesday night. Helton has apologized for his actions in a statement released by the Rockies.

Browns hire five coaches CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has rounded out his staff by hiring five more assistants. John Settle, who spent the past two seasons working with Chudzinski in Carolina, will coach Cleveland’s running backs. He takes over for Gary Brown, relieved after four seasons with the Browns. Settle coached the Panthers’ backs. In addition to Settle, the Browns hired Chris DiSanto (assistant strength and conditioning), Ken Flajole (inside linebackers), Steve Gera (special assistant to the head coach) and Derik Keyes (assistant strength and conditioning). Chudzinski, who was the Panthers offensive coordinator the last two years, said in a statement that the new coaches “are all outstanding teachers and leaders who will bring out the best in our players.”

Michigan 1st in attendance INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan was the national leader in college football attendance for the 15th straight year, and the Southeastern Conference went over 7 million in total attendance for the first time after expanding from 12 to 14 teams. The NCAA said Thursday that almost 49 million fans attended games in all divisions in 2012-13. Michigan averaged a record 112,252 fans for six home games. The Wolverines broke the record of 112,179 they set over eight home games in 2011. Three other teams averaged in six figures — Ohio State (105,330), Alabama (101,722) and Texas (100,884). The SEC was the top-drawing conference for the 15th year in a row, with the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M helping the league total 7.48 million fans and average 75,538 a game. The Big Ten (70,040), Big 12 (59,004), Pac-12 (53,679) and Atlantic Coast (49,910) rounded out the top five in conference average attendance.

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Dallas 105, Portland 99 Utah 100, Milwaukee 86 Thursday's Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Miami, 8 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Denver at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

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MARCUS SMART, OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma State snapped Kansas’ 18-game winning streak with an 85–80 win Saturday afternoon in Lawrence. Smart, a freshman guard, scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, to lead the Cowboys to their first road win over a top-five team since January 1958. Smart had plenty of help. Junior guard Markel Brown scored a career-high 28 points (7-of-10 from three) and had four assists for the surging Cowboys.

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R.J. HUNTER, GEORGIA STATE The son of head coach Ron Hunter made his father proud Saturday, hitting a Colonial Athletic Association-record 10 3-pointers en route to a career-high 38 points in the Panthers’ 83–63 win over Old Dominion. The freshman guard hit 12-of-18 from the field, including 10-of-15 from three to lead Georgia State to its sixth win in its last seven games. CODY ZELLER, INDIANA One of five Hoosiers in double-figures, Zeller scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds as Indiana outlasted top-ranked Michigan 81–73 in one of the season’s most anticipated games. Indiana, which has won five straight since losing at home to Wisconsin, is now in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. MATT CARLINO, BYU Carlino scored a season-high 28 points and handed out six assists in BYU’s 96–79 win over Santa Clara in Provo. A transfer from UCLA, Carlino connected on 10-of-17 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. BYU is 8–2 in the West Coast Conference, two games behind Gonzaga in the loss column.

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C.J. FAIR, SYRACUSE Fair recorded his third double-double in Big East play, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a 63–47 win over Notre Dame on Monday night. Syracuse had lost two straight games — at Villanova and at Pittsburgh — before returning home to beat the Fighting Irish.

IU’s starters hit 23-of-38 from field vs. Michigan. Burke needed 24 shots to score 25 points vs IU. Gators are shooting 51.4% in SEC games. Jayhawks’ 33-game home winning streak ends. First-place Canes are 5-0 on the road in the ACC. Devils struggling from line in ACC games (61.9%). Orange end 2-game slide with win over Notre Dame. Zags (8-0 WCC) play 5 of final 8 games at home. Wildcats back in race after sweep in Washington. Cards only 1 game back in loss column in Big East. State has 3 players averaging more than 6 boards. Buckeyes hanging around in Big Ten title chase. Cats pad NCAA Tournament resume with win at OU. Lobos emerging as team to beat in solid MWC. Four losses have come by a total of 10 points. Road in the A-10 has not been kind to Butler. Hollins & Hollins lead the way in win over Iowa. Pitt has won 6 of 7, with only loss by 3 at Louisville. Hoyas opponents shooting only 41.2% from two. Eagles have already played 3 OT games in Big East. Ducks go 0-fer in trip to the Bay Area. Cowboys riding high after rare win in Lawrence. UW shoot 42 FTs in win at Illinois; 0 in loss at OSU. Bluejays back on track after 2-game slide. Larry Eustachy inherited a solid team in Fort Collins.

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Belmont’s Clark: A shooting star Who is the most underrated player in the nation? Mitch Light: Belmont guard Ian Clark has emerged as one of the top guards in college basketball as a senior due in large part to his incredible efficiency shooting the ball. Clark, a 6'3" Memphis native, is averaging 18.9 points per game while shooting 57.5 percent overall and 51.4 percent from 3-point range. He leads the nation with a 71.4 effective field goal percentage, a stat that “adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal,” according to Clark has been especially effective in the past month. Since going 4-of-12 overall and 0-of-4 from three in an 11-point win at Jacksonville State, Clark has converted 70-of-106 from the field, including an amazing 32of-50 from beyond the arc. David Fox: Kansas State has been ranked for the entire month of January. The Wildcats defeated Florida in December, and now they could challenge for a conference title. Yet no one seems to be talking about the Wildcats or their star player, Rodney McGruder. Before the season, the senior guard’s play was pinpointed as a key to Bruce Weber’s first season at Kansas State, and McGruder has delivered. He’s one of the best 3point shooters in the league and plays great defense. With Kansas’ home loss to Oklahoma State over the weekend, Kansas State is within striking distance of a Big 12 title. McGruder won’t be underrated if that happens. Nathan Rush: Miami combo guard Durand Scott is the biggest reason — well, technically, 300pound teammate Reggie Johnson is bigger — that the Hurricanes are pacing the ACC with an 8–0 league mark and 17–3 overall record. Scott's consistency across the stat sheet is remarkable. In 17 games, he has scored 15 or more points 11 times (with a high of 25), grabbed four or more boards 10 times (with a high of 12), had four or more assists eight times, two or more steals 11 times and three or more turnovers just five times.

WILL CLYBURN, IOWA STATE Clyburn is making the best of his only season at Iowa State. The transfer from Utah scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds — his sixth double-double of the season — to lead Iowa State to a 79–71 win over Baylor. Clyburn, a 6'7" forward, has scored 10 or more points in nine straight games and has 10 or more rebounds in three of the last four games. REGGIE HEARN, NORTHWESTERN After scoring a total of 13 points in Northwestern’s previous two games — losses at Nebraska and Michigan — Hearn poured in a career-high 26 as Northwestern snapped a four-game losing streak to Purdue with a 75–60 win over the Boilermakers in Evanston. The Wildcats, searching for their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, remain on the fringe of the bubble with a 13–10 overall record and a 4–6 mark in the Big Ten. JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO, NORTH CAROLINA He may not be having the All-America-type season that many predicted, but McAdoo is still putting up solid numbers for the Tar Heels. The sophomore forward scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Saturday’s 72–60 overtime win over Virginia Tech. He has recorded three straight double-doubles and is averaging 15.0 points and 8.6 rebounds. DOUG MCDERMOTT, CREIGHTON McDermott averaged 27.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as Creighton swept games against Bradley (75–58) and Missouri State (91–77) to move back into sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. NERLENS NOEL, KENTUCKY It was a quite a week for the true freshman center. On Tuesday night, he only scored two points but blocked a school-record 12 shots — including five in the final six minutes — and grabbed seven rebounds in Kentucky’s 87–74 win at Ole Miss. On Saturday, he scored a career-high 19 points and added 14 rebounds as the Wildcats survived in overtime, 72–68, at Texas A&M. Noel, the frontrunner for National Defensive Player of the Year honors, is averaging 10.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.6 blocks.

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Belmont senior guard Ian Clark is one of the nation’s most underrated players. He is averaging 18.9 points for the Bruins, who are 19–4 overall and 10–0 in the OVC.

Who is the best freshman in the nation? Mitch Light: There are some really strong candidates, but I’m going with Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart over Anthony Bennett of UNLV and Nerlens Noel of Kentucky. The 6'4" combo guard isn’t an elite shooter (42.3 percent from the floor) or a big-time scorer (14.2 ppg), but he does a little a bit of everything for Travis Ford’s club. Smart was at his best last week when he averaged 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals as Oklahoma State beat Iowa State at home and Kansas on the road. David Fox: UNLV’s Anthony Bennett has a strong case, but he’s been inconsistent of late along with the rest of the Runnin’ Rebels. For now, I’m going with Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel. He needs work as an offensive player, but the Wildcats freshman has a strong case to be Defensive Player of the Year. He started

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the week leading the nation in blocks and placing second in the SEC in rebounding and steals. Consider just his last week: He blocked 12 shots against Ole Miss, including the final six while playing with four fouls. He followed that with 19 points and 14 rebounds against Texas A&M. Nathan Rush: For decades, Tony Bennett has been a star who played the big rooms in Las Vegas. That holds true today, even though it’s not the 86-year-old crooner. UNLV’s 19-year-old freshman big man Anthony Bennett has been lighting up the Thomas & Mack Center this season, establishing himself as the premier freshman in the country in the process. The 6'8", 240-pounder has flashed shades of Larry Johnson, averaging 18.5 points on 55 percent shooting while grabbing 8.5 boards per game. Plenty of one-and-done types get more hype, but no freshman has been better than Bennett.

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Steven Lassan 22-18 Ole Miss by 5 Michigan by 8 Miami by 6 Kansas by 9 Cincinnati by 1 Kansas State by 3 Boise State by 2 Louisville by 4 New Mexico by 5 Indiana by 2

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SATURDAY, FEB. 9 MICHIGAN AT WISCONSIN Wisconsin has a chance to make a big move in the Big Ten this week, with home dates against Iowa (Wednesday) and Michigan (Saturday). The Badgers enter the week two games behind Indiana — a team Wisconsin beat on the road — and one game behind Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. The Badgers will try to slow the tempo and prevent Michigan from scoring in transition. NORTH CAROLINA AT MIAMI Miami is in command in the ACC with an 8–0 record in league play. The Canes have already defeated Duke at home and NC State and North Carolina on the road. Completing the season sweep over the Tar Heels — even in a down year for UNC — would be another significant accomplishment in what has been a breakthrough season for Jim Larranaga’s program. PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI Both teams are playing very good basketball in the wide-open Big East. Pittsburgh improved to 7–4 in the league with recent wins over Syracuse (Saturday) and Seton Hall (Monday). Cincinnati is 6–3, with losses by one point to St. John’s, six to Notre Dame and two to Syracuse. Both teams are solid in the backcourt; Pittsburgh is more formidable on the front line. IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE Bruce Weber wasn’t the most popular hire by the K-State faithful, but the former Illinois boss has the Wildcats in the thick of the Big 12 race in his first season. Last weekend’s win over improving Oklahoma was one of the Cats’ best of the season. Iowa State has the look of an NCAA Tournament team, but the Cyclones need as many quality wins as possible. Beating K-State in Manhattan is no doubt a quality win. KANSAS AT OKLAHOMA Kansas is ranked in the top five, but the Jayhawks haven’t been playing their best ball of late. They’ve got a tough stretch on the horizon, with this trip to Oklahoma followed by a home game with Kansas State. Kansas can’t afford too many more losses if it wants to remain in the conversation for a No. 1 seed. Oklahoma really needs a big win after losing at home to Kansas State on Saturday and at Iowa State on Monday. LOUISVILLE AT NOTRE DAME Notre Dame has already lost two home games in Big East play (UConn, Georgetown), but the Joyce Center is usually a tough place to play. Louisville snapped its three-game slide by beating Pittsburgh and Marquette last week. Those are two solid wins, but both came at home. The Cards need to prove they can get the job done on the road in conference games. NEW MEXICO AT UNLV New Mexico is alone in the first place in the Mountain West with a 6–1 record after the Lobos beat Wyoming on the road and Nevada at home last week. UNLV is perhaps the most disappointing team in the nation. The Runnin’ Rebels feature Final Four talent yet are struggling to remain over .500 in league play. UNLV’s NCAA Tournament résumé is still rock-solid, but this team needs some more quality wins to improve its seed. INDIANA AT OHIO STATE (SUN.) Indiana climbed to the top of the national rankings after beating Michigan on Saturday night. Now, the Hoosiers hit the road for two tough games — Illinois on Thursday and Ohio State on Sunday. Indiana is one of the most balanced teams in college basketball, with five players averaging 10 points per game. Ohio State, on the other hand, depends heavily on senior forward Deshaun Thomas, who leads the league with a 20.0-point average.

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Cafe sign glows again BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN

when Mom was very young, she went in to sing for the customers. They would give her a nickel for candy.” And, The neon sign lay in Jon Baker’s as would relatives of Couchot’s succesbarn east of Sidney for 20 years. sor, aunts and uncles arrived on weekRusty, with broken glass tubes and ends to wash the glasses. leaking transformers, it bespoke the Bootleg whiskey end of a popular, if maybe not venera“Grandpa was a bootlegger, but he ble, Sidney institution. The end, not didn’t sell bootleg whiskey at the the hey day. White Front,” Frohna said. “He hated During the business’s hey day, in the business because he got tired of listhe 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the sign tening to the customers’ tales of woe.” glowed in multiple colors over a door By the time Marshall added the opening onto a sidewalk opposite the baseball bat, the place was known all Shelby County courthouse. During its over town for its good food. hey day, the sign shone over hundreds “Uncle Curly was so funny about of Sidney workers who passed under the food having to be good, they couldit, through the door, especially on Fri- n’t serve it until he had tasted it and days, when they went in to cash their approved it,” Jacobs said. paychecks and get a plate of fresh fried Meals were 65 cents and pieces of turtle for lunch. pie were 15 cents each, said Larry DeThe sign said, “White Front.” Mange, of Sidney. Baker had been one of those work“We went down there for dinner ers. When the cafe closed in the late every day from Stolle’s,” he said. 1980s, he bought the sign. “There were several guys downtown “Guys from Ross’s and Sidney who would hunt turtles and sell them Grain, blue collar workers and lawyers to Curly. Every Friday you could get For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg and doctors were all eating together in fried turtle.” BAKER, of Sidney, describes how he restored the neon White Front Cafe JON the White Front,” he said. When Curly sold the place to Jim sign, which hangs behind him in his workshop. The cafe was a bar that sold food. Hull, of Sidney, in 1971, Hull added While its daytime atmosphere was turtle soup. tame, its nighttime reputation was one “I always used to buy (turtle) off a chipped beef on toast, meat loaf and in line, drinking a beer, eating a built by hard-working men who were guy from Indiana. After about three mashed potatoes were among the cheeseburger or a bowl of chili waiting hard-drinking, too. years, he went up in price. The only plate lunches people ordered week to cash a check?” Hull said. “When Baseball bat way to get it cheap was to buy it on after week. The staff would fill plates they’d get to me, they’d tell me what “Curly Marshall had a baseball bat foot (still alive). He dropped off 300 with side dishes and line them up they had and I’d take it out of their behind the bar and everybody knew pounds (of live snapping turtles) in along a counter. When customers or- check. Mostly it was a bottle of beer.” In the 1960s and 1970s, it wasn’t at it,” Baker said. “That was his equalizer burlap bags. So Bruce Wagner, my best dered entrees, waitresses would drop what was or- all unusual for people to have an alcowhen drunks got rowdy. A guy named f r i e n d , dered onto holic drink with lunch. One long-ago Shorty (Boyer) worked there. Shorty helped to the plate Sidney judge was reputed to have inhad a shotgun behind the bar, and clean turand it was dulged in “drinking lunch” on a regueverybody knew it.” tles. When to lar basis, and then returning to the ready Jim Hull purchased the White were done, I serve in sec- courthouse to preside over the afterFront from Marshall in 1971, after the t h o u g h t , noon’s cases! onds. latter had owned it for several ‘I’ve got all “When Logo shirts decades. these shells. people came “But as suits and ties went away, so “Sometimes, on Friday and Satur- I’d have in, we knew did the alcohol at lunch,” Baker said. day nights, things would get out of good broth what they “When (people) started wearing logo control,” Hull said. “The police depart- for turtle ate. We’d shirts,” they didn’t want to be seen ment was behind me 100 percent. soup.” have it ready drinking. Whenever I had trouble, they were The cook and their Baker knew one day, the neon sign there. But Shorty could smell trouble at the drink,” Hull would be a treasured keepsake of a before it started and he’d get them out W h i t e said. “The place that was comfortably familiar to of the place.” Front then best wait- much of the local population. So, he It wasn’t always wild. In an early was Adele ress I ever bought it for $10 and used a forklift morning some 55 years ago, a very Hilgefort, of had was from Sidney Grain to move it to his young Sue Smith, now of Piqua, went Fort LoShirley Tem- barn, where it rested comfortably for into the bar on behalf of the Girl ramie, who ple. Shirley 20 years before he got around to Scouts to get American flags that were had already was a restoring it. stored there. She and the Scouts ruled the Photo provided worker you He collects signs, but this one was a erected the flags each day around the kitchen for courtsquare. 15 years for JILL JACOBS (left) and her brother, Jack Weiskittel couldn’t be- particular challenge. He had to disasShe semble all the sides and all the broken “But I didn’t stay there long,” Smith M a r s h a l l (right), pose for a photo with Cincinnati Reds great lieve. could wait neon tubes and remove the 70-pound said. “Back then, Scouts didn’t go into when Hull Wally Post in the White Front Cafe in 1960. The people transformers, which were leaking places that served liquor.” b e c a m e White Front’s owner at the time, Curly Marshall, on going back- black pitch. Two new, 15,000-volt Marshall’s niece, Jill Jacobs, of Sid- owner. Hull was the children’s uncle. wards.” transformers were installed. But reney, has fond memories of playing in was in the S u c h placing the neon tubes was difficult. the bar when she was a little girl. kitchen that “There were two big bars, booths day by 5:30 a.m. and had every pan in skills were needed, because the White Each tube was part of a letter in the and a jukebox. They had a bowling ma- the place full of steaming turtle shells Front served some 75 meals most days sign and such tubes are no longer used during the lunch hour. On Fridays, the in commercial signage. chine. Clara was the cook and Pete by the time Hilgefort arrived. number jumped to 125 because Mar“I started asking bar owners who was one of the bartenders. If I was Adele almost quit good, I got a pack of Juicy Fruit, a Her“It’s about the only time Adele al- shall and then Hull would cash pay- had signs that needed repair (who they went to). An Internet search took shey bar and a Coke. They’d give me most quit on me,” he laughed. “She checks at the back of the store. Employees of Wagner and Copeland me to Lima and locked doors,” Baker money to put in the jukebox,” she said. came in and said, ‘What are you Her mother, Mary Weiskittel, worked doing!!!?’ So I took it off the stove and were big customers. So were mer- said. Eventually, he located a craftsman in Yellow Springs who bends in the cafe part time. So did her Aunt waited until she was done at 2:30 p.m. chants, bankers and lawyers. “Two lawyers, fighting each other in neon tubes. Johanna, Marshall’s wife. Her uncle, Then I cooked my turtle soup.” People “He had a battery device that Pat Jones, would help with clean-up. bought it not just to eat at the cafe, but court across the street, would come in and have lunch together,” Hull said. “I touched a letter and showed the color According to Victoria Frohna, her also to take home. grandfather, Orville Couchot, owned “A judge named ‘Jumpy’ Marshall used to go to the bank and get $15,000 of each letter,” Baker noted. The letters the White Front from 1936 to 1946. would order boxes of turtle and quarts every Thursday afternoon. Then I’d get had all looked white when they were cash again on Friday.” turned off. He had not realized there “He owned the Mercer Cafe in of turtle soup,” Hull added. “People would be lined up all down was lots of color in the sign. 1939,” Frohna said. “Someone sold the Hilgefort and Hull planned the While his Yellow Springs contact building , so he moved it to the west week’s menus together. Pork and the bar and out into the street,” Baker side of the courtsquare, where it be- dressing, ham and pot pie, liver and remembered. Waitresses would go worked on the tubes, Baker worked on the rest of the sign, using a rubbing came the White Front. Grandpa didn’t onions, chopped steak, spaghetti, mac- down the line and take orders. “Can you imagine people standing compound and hours of elbow grease want kids in the business at all, but aroni and cheese, salmon patties, to remove aluminum oxidized stains. He took apart, cleaned or replaced the stand-offs, pegs that prevent the glass neon tubes from resting against the porcelain background of the sign. It was delicate work, because the standoffs had to be made to reach the tubes. If he tried to put pressure on the tubes to meet the stand-offs, the tubes would break. “I’ve collected and cleaned porcelain signs for years, but his was my first neon sign, my first electric sign,” said the retired co-owner of Sidney Manufacturing. “I bought it because, to me, it was a part of Sidney. To hang over the sidewalk for 100 years. It was full of 100 years of birds’ nests, too. It was all rusty inside. I had to rebuild some of the framework.” Now fully restored, the 400-pound sign glows brightly again on the wall of Baker’s workshop north of downPhoto provided town Sidney. “You walk in here in the morning THE WHITE Front fielded a slo-pitch softball team, which in 1978 qualified for the state tournament. That team, pictured here, included (front row, l-r) Joey Ward, Kevin “Kid” Berner, Danny Young, Mike Goffena, Gary “Nick” Berner and it’s just fun to come in,” he said. and John Hull; (back row, l-r) Don Engle, Mike Allen, Jeff Wilt, Kenny Gaylord, Jack Deatherage, Ron Ebbert, Len Ryan Now, he’s begun his next restoration project, a sign from the Shamrock Bar. and Mike Ferguson.

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