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February 15, 2013

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Online school • Parents now have the option of schooling their children at home while ensuring that they are still getting the highest quality education from qualified professional teachers — without the cost of private school. 10

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Douglas Wayne Fuge • John Harold Knouff • Oliver Anderew Hershberger • Martha “Marty” VanTilburgh • Cyril W. Siefring

INDEX City, County records..............2 Classified .......................13-16 Comics................................11 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscope ..........................11 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Opinion..................................8 Obituaries..............................3 Russia/Houston ....................9 Sports............................17-18 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................9 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach ........12

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Nothing is mine, I have only nothing but it is enough, it is beautiful and it is all mine.” — Katherine Anne Porter, American author (1894-1980) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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Budget: What if no deal? BY ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A new plan by Senate Democrats to head off severe spending cuts in two weeks met an icy reception from Republicans on Thursday as administration officials stepped forward to lay out the biting consequences that could come if no deal is reached soon: thousands of air traffic controllers sidelined, the on and off idling of meat plants nationwide, slashed food aid and nutrition education for low-income women and children, locked gates at wildlife refuges, 10,000 laid-off teachers, and much more. As part of their solution to the impasse, Democrats are proposing a minimum tax on the wealthy, a non-starter with the GOP, as well as cuts to much-criticized farm subsidies and more gradual reductions in the Pentagon budget than will happen if the automatic cuts, known as sequester, kick in. Republicans vowed to kill the Democratic legislation encompassing the plan when a vote is called the week of Feb. 25 — just days before the across-the-board cuts would start to slam government operations and the economy. Release of the plan set off a predictable round of bickering in a capital that remains at a loss over how to prevent the sequester, even as more and more details on the impact of the cuts are being released by panicked agency heads. “Their whole goal here isn’t to solve the problem, it’s to

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Valentine’s Day serenade The Lamp Post 4 sings to Holy Angels School teacher Gail Frantz (left), of Sidney, and her teachers aide Susan Wilding, of Sidney. The barbershop quartet surprised the two women at work for Valentine’s Day. They sang two songs and threw in a third one just for the students. Members of the group are (l-r) Ken Crawford, of Tipp City; Ron Ventura, of Covington; Paul Webb, of Piqua; and Don Zerkle, of Urbana.

Crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way to land BY RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — This is not at all how it looked in the brochure: Pulled by a tugboat at a maddeningly slow pace, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph finally drew within sight of land Thursday as miserable passengers told stories of overflowing toilets, food shortages, foul odors and dangerously dark passageways. Around midday, four days after the 893-foot ship was crippled by an engine-room fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the more than 4,200 passengers and crew members suffered another misfortune with towline issues See BUDGET/Page 5 that brought the vessel to a dead stop just

when it was getting close to port. The towline was replaced, and the crawl to Mobile resumed. The ship was expected to arrive around midnight Thursday. Officials said it would take passengers up to five hours to get off the ship, and then most faced hourslong bus rides or other travel hassles to get back home. Frustrations with the cruise line simmered on and off the ship, as passengers and their relatives questioned why it had taken so long to get back to dry land. The ship left Galveston, Texas, a week ago. Television images from CNN showed passengers with signs of “Help” and “I love you” See SHIP/Page 5

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to open here BY TOM MILLHOUSE Area bargain hunters will soon have a new place to search for good buys as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will be opening in mid-April in the former Big Lots building on Michigan Street. The store will be bringing 45 to 55 jobs to the area, according to Jerry Altland, Ollie’s vice president of real estate. Altland said building renovations are currently under way and Ollie’s will begin setting up the 30,000-square-foot store in mid-March in preparation for the opening a month later. “We are similar to Big Lots,” Altland said when asked about the store’s merchandise. “We have a big book section and we offer carpet,” he said, noting the store also has hardware, housewares, pet food and a number of other departments. “We have some departments they (Big Lots) don’t have.” Altland said Ollie’s specializes in offering name-brand products.

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OLLIE’S BARGAIN Outlet is coming to the former Big Lots building in Sidney. The See OLLIE’S/Page 2 new store is scheduled to open in mid-April.


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THURSDAY –1:31 a.m.: man arrested. Officers arrested Virgil S. Gates, 28, no address given, for aggravated trespassing and domestic violence after he allegedly entered a Taft Street home and assaulted a woman. WEDNESDAY –11:21 p.m.: disorderly. Tammy Ordean, 28, no address given, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the 400 block of North Miami Avenue. –6:04 p.m.: arrest. Sylvina E. Ludwig, 50, 1004 N. Wagner Ave., was arrested on a warrant from Sidney Municipal Court and was taken to the Shelby County Jail. –5:26 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Shyla K. Williamson, 21, 302 1/2 S. Walnut Ave., on a warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. She was taken to the Shelby County Jail. –4:56 p.m.: theft. Employees of Walmart, 2400 Michigan St., reported a person stole items from the store. Erin Floyd, 27, of Lima, and Abby Thuman, 25, of Wapakoneta, were arrested for theft. –3:51 p.m.: burglary. Kara M. Mullen, 709 S. Main Ave., reported a burglary at her residence. –2:32 p.m.: theft. Of-


ficers were called to Walmart, 2400 Michigan St., on a report of a shoplifter stealing headphones valued at $20. A juvenile male was arrested for theft. JAN. 29 —1:58 p.m.: passing bad checks. An employee of the American Budget Co., 671 N. Vandemark Road, made a passing bad checks report. No other information was available.

Accidents A Sidney man was cited following a two-vehicle crash in the 200 block of East North Street at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday. Sidney Police cited Douglas E. Taylor, 51, 631 Ardiss Place, for a starting and backing violation. Reports state Taylor pulled from a parking space in front of 230 E. North St. into the path of a car being driven west on North Street by Clarence Bender, 39, of Springfield. No injuries were reported. Bender’s car and Taylor’s truck both sustained minor damage. • Crystal Lynn Shatto, 21, 1520 Spruce Ave., was cited for a stop sign violation following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of St. Marys Road and Doering Street at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday. Reports state Shatto pulled from stop sign into the path of a car


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THURSDAY –8:21 a.m. vandalism. Douglas Hoying, THURSDAY 12387 Luthman Road, –12:37 p.m.: medreported someone drove ical. The Fort Loramie through his yard and Rescue Squad responded barnyard overnight. to the 8200 block Ohio 705 on a medical call. –12:25 a.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to the THURSDAY 110 block of Walnut –9:21 a.m.: theft. Street in Botkins on a Jackson Center Police medical call. responded to the 600 WEDNESDAY block of East Pike –5:45 p.m.: medical. Street on a report of a The Fort Loramie Resvehicle being broken cue Squad responded to into. A GPS unit was Lane Street in Fort Lostolen and the windramie on a medical call.

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being driven north on St. Marys Road by Robert A. Osborne, 44, 720 Chestnut Ave. Osborn’s car sustained heavy damage and there was moderate damage to Shatto’s car.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY –12:37 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of South Stolle Avenue on a medical call. –11:46 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of Belmont Street on a medical call. –10:15 a.m. medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road on a medical call. –9:55 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1600 block of Campbell Road on a medical call. –8:11 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Taft Street on a medical call. –3:50 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 900 block of Buckeye Avenue on a medical call. WEDNESDAY –10:09 p.m.: auto accident. Medics responded to 842 E. Court St. on a report of a traffic accident. There were no injuries. –8:43 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of South Pomeroy Avenue on a medical call.

In Sidney Municipal Court on Wednesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Christopher Platfoot, 50, 3240 W. Russell Road, to 60 days in jail and fined him $150 and $191 court costs on a criminal mischief charge. A charge of obstructing official business charge was dismissed. • Gregory Johnson, 49, 1525 Kenwood Drive, sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $150 and $138 court costs on a theft charge. Fifty days of the jail sentence were suspended. • Juan Alonzo Hill Jr., 28, 131 Oldham Ave., was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $100 and $133 court costs on a disorderly conduct charge. A second disorderly conduct charge was dismissed. • Sherry L. Banks, 401 Bel Air Drive, was fined $100 and $130 court costs on a disorderly conduct charge. • Rex A. Sniffen, 306 S. Wilkinson Ave., driving under the influence, first offense, was sentenced to 44 days in jail, fined $375

on an assured clear distance violation. • Brandon J. Hartzell, 27, 1800 Stillwater Road, Houston, sentenced to 50 days in jail and fined $100 and $113 court costs on a criminal damaging charge. Ten days of the jail sentence were suspended. • Jaton D. Santos, 37, 240 N. Pomeroy Ave., was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $150 and $138 court costs on an attempted theft charge. • Leah Richter, 18, 722 Arrowhead Drive, was fined $150 and $138 court costs on a disorderly conduct charge. • Debra Peck, 616 St. Marys Road, was fined $25 and $111 costs failure to control. • Mark A. Hogan, 2009 Michigan St., Room 333, was ordered to serve 20 hours of community service and fined $150 and $136 court costs on a driving under suspension charge. • Jerrold Landers, 1818 Robert Place, was fined $25 and $111 court costs on failure on a control charge/weaving.

OLLIE’S “All of our merchandise is new,” Altland said, explaining the company buys overstocked and closeout items for sale at its 132 stores located in 13 states. With stores in Dayton and Lima, the Sidney store will “fill a void” in between those cities.

Public blood drive scheduled Tuesday FORT LORAMIE — The Community Blood Center will hold a public blood drive Tuesday at St. Michael’s Hall, 33 Elm St., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The blood drive is cosponsored by the Fort Loramie Community Service Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the Knights of St. John, with Jane Poeppelman serving as chairwoman. Whole blood, double red cells, platelets and plasma will be collected. 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. As January National Volunteer Blood Donor Month ends, CBC continues to face the challenges to the blood supply that come with winter. Snow has already disrupted CBC center and mobile blood drive schedules, and the unusually severe flu and cold season has prevented many people from donating. CBC reminds new and returning donors to schedule an appointment to give when they are able. Healthy donors are encouraged to donate at this time and can call a CBC office or visiting with questions about health, schedules and operating hours. Appointments can be made online at, or donors can schedule with Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the CBC, by calling 295-3100.Walk-ins are welcome as the schedule permits. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is required to donate. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diet, and drink plenty of water the day before and the day of donation. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16-year-old

and $128 court costs. He was given credit for four days in jail. A failure to obey a traffic control device charge and failure to stop after an accident charges were dismissed. He also was fined $100 and $10 court costs on a failure to control charge. • Leslea M. Hipp, 22, 1213 Hilltop Ave., Apt. C, was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $375 and $128 court costs on a DUI charge. A DUI, first offense, and reasonable control charges were dismissed. • Travis R. Hicks, 510 S. Wagner Ave., was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $150 and $161 court costs on a driving under suspension/restrictions charge. An expired license plates charge was dismissed. • Neil Mallow, 19, 1125 Hilltop Ave., Apt. C, was fined $100 and $10 court costs on a reckless operation charge. A charge of use of unauthorized plates was dismissed. • Steven Knoop, 45, 733 Linden Ave., fined $10 and $231 court costs

From Page 1 “We are excited about opening the Sidney store,” he said. Hours for the local store will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. With a slogan of “Good Stuff Cheap,” Ollie’s is based in Harrisburg, Pa. Ollie’s was founded in 1982 by Mort Bernstein. The first store was lo-

cated in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Mark Butler is president and chief executive officer of Ollie’s. According to information on the company website (, since Butler was named president of Ollie’s in 2003, the company has grown from 27 stores to 132 stores with more than 3,600 employees.

donors must have parental consent, forms are available at or at CBC branch and blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388GIVE (4483).

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Whittier Elementary School will hold a Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. during parent-teacher conferences. Funds raised will help purchase books for the school library and classrooms. Families, faculty and the community are invited to attend this fun event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The book fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other books from more than 100 publishers. Whittier and Northwood students will have the opportunity to see author/ illustrator David Catrow on March 11 during Right to Read Week. Catrow’s books will be available for purchase at the book fair and students can get them autographed on the day of his visit. Students may purchase items during the school day on Thursday, as well as Tuesday and Thursday nights with their families. As an added convenience, Scholastic is offering an online book fair at lbookfairs through Feb. 26. All proceeds will benefit Whittier School. For more information, contact Brooke Marshall at 497-2275, ext. 1754.

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TROY — Douglas Wayne Fuge, 51, of Troy, passed away of melanoma on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his mother’s residence in Covington. He was born on June 12, 1961, in Troy, to Harold Fuge and Alice (Wicknick) Ventura. He is survived by his mother, Alice, of Covington; father and stepmother, Harold and Ineke Fuge, of Troy; two daughters, Brandie (Benjamin) Hagedorn, of Monroe, and Halie Fuge of Troy; one son, Zachary Fuge, of Mason; two sisters, Pam (Pat) Brown, of Piqua, and Flavia Fonner of Troy; one brother, Dennis Fuge, of (Pat) Spencerville; and one grandson, Jude Danger Hagedorn. He was a 1979 graduate of Miami East High School and a lifetime

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member and officer of the Troy Fish & Game. Douglas was a huge Steelers fan and an avid baseball and softball player. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Baird Funeral Home to assist with expenses. Friends may express condolences to the family through

children and all M a r t h a who were blessed “Marty” VanTilto be part of her burgh, 64, of 120 life. She enjoyed Twinbrook working around Place, passed the house on her away Wedneslawn, and garday, Feb. 13, dening. 2013, at 6:25 In keeping p.m. at her with Marty’s home. She was born on Oct. 1, wishes, her body will 1948, in Sidney, the be cremated. A memodaughter of the late Ray- rial service will be mond and Mary (Cargill) held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Tennery. Funeral On Aug. 9, 1969, she Cromes married Gary VanTil- Home, 302 S. Main burgh, who survives along Ave., with the Rev. with three sons, Chad Harold McKnight offiVanTilburgh, and wife, ciating. The family will reTiffany, Chris VanTilfriends on burgh, and wife, Jennifer, ceive and Brad VanTilburgh, all Wednesday from 4 p.m. of Sidney; one sister, until the hour of servLibby Allison, of Sidney; ice. A committal servand four grandchildren, ice will be held Chase, Carter, Harper Thursday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Point Cemetery and Emmett. She was preceded in in Pasco. Memorials may be death by one brother, made to Wilson Hospice David Tennery. Mrs. VanTilburgh was Care in memory of a hairdresser and worked Martha “Marty” VanTilin the dietary department burgh. Guestbook condolences at the Dorothy Love Reand expressions of sympatirement Community. Marty lived and thy may be made to the breathed for others, her VanTilburgh family at and was retired husband, children, grand- from Monarch Machine Tool. He was also a lifelong dairy He was also NEW WEfarmer. John STON — Cyril preceded in loved sports, W. Siefring, 93, of death by a son, and especially New Richard Siefring; Weston, liked watching died on Thursa granddaughter, Ohio State, Day- day, Feb. 14, Renee Homan; ton Flyers and the 2013, at Kindred three brothers, Cincinnati Reds. He en- Hospital, DayAloys Siefring, joyed bowling in the Bel- ton. Herbert Siefring Mar Senior Bowling and Elmer He was born League, playing cards May 11, 1919, in Siefring; a sister, with friends and fellow Burkettsville, to the late Florentine Siefring; sismembers of the Senior Henry and Agnes (Reier) ters-in-law, Hilda Center, and pretty much Siefring. On May 6, 1942, Siefring, Rita Siefring, anything to do with he married Romilda Laurena Kramer, Marie farming. He was a de- (Bergman) and she sur- Bergman and Wilma voted father and grand- vives in New Weston. He Bergman; and brothersfather, and loved is also survived by seven in-law, Ralph Rose, Leon spending time with his children, Delores and Kramer, Walter Evers, family and attending the Robert Lennartz, of Van- Victor Wuebker, Hubert grandchildren’s various dalia, Mary Jean and Liette, Ronald Mendensporting events. John Paul Meyer, of Versailles, hall, John Zumberger, and Eileen Lawrence Kramer, Leanwill always be remem- Arthur bered for his devotion to Siefring, of New Weston, der Bergman and Elmer his family, and also his Eileen and Larry Dues, of Bergman. He was a member of St. friends. He lived his life St. Henry, Janice and with honesty, integrity Dennis Rindler, of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and fairness, and was Henry, Linda and Joseph Burkettsville, and its deeply respected by all Schmitmeyer, of Ver- Men’s Society. He was a sailles, and Deborah and farmer. who knew him. A Mass of Christian Funeral services Roger Homan, of Celina; will be held Satur- 33 grandchildren and 77 Burial will be held at day, Feb. 16, 2013, at 1 great-grandchildren; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. p.m. at the Cromes eight sisters, Alfreda Rose, 18, 2013, at St. Bernard Funeral Home, 302 S. of St. Henry, Lucille Catholic Church, BurMain Ave., with the Kramer, of Celina, Esther kettsville. Burial will Rev. Chad Wilson of- Evers-Wuebker, of Fort follow in St. Bernard Burficiating. Burial will Recovery, Mary Liette, of Cemetery, Mildred kettsville. be at Beechwood Burkettsville, Friends may call on Cemetery in Locking- Mendenhall, of Coldwater, Sunday from 2 to 8: Eulalia Zumberger, of ton. p.m. and on Monday Anna, Jeanette and Paul The family will refrom 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Lennartz, of St. Marys, ceive friends Saturand Virginia and Robert Hogenkamp Funeral day from 11 a.m. Schaefer, of Fort Recovery; Home-St. Henry. until the hour of Condolences may be and a sister-in-law, Irene service. Siefring, of New Weston. left at Memorial contributions may be made to Sidney First Church of the Nazarene in memory of John Harold Knouff. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Knouff famGeorge Washington’s birthday will be celebrated ily at with a federal holiday Monday. Popularly known as Presidents Day, the holiday originally was celebrated as Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. After passage by Congress of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which took effect in 1971, the celFeb. 16, 2013, at 11 ebrations have embraced Abraham Lincoln’s Feb. 12 a.m. at St. Mark birthday, too. But the legal name of the holiday reLutheran Church, mains Washington’s Birthday. Clay Township, 10424 The following businesses, organizations and agenGeyer Drive Road, cies will be closed Monday: with Pastor Shannon • The post office: no mail delivery or window servVogelezang officiat- ice; all Sidney city offices, most Shelby County offices ing. Committal will and Sidney City, Shelby County, Lehman Catholic, follow at Glen Ceme- Holy Angels, Minster Local, New Bremen Local, New tery in Port Jefferson. Knoxville Local, Versailles Exempted Village and Arrangements are in Christian Academy schools. Minster, New Bremen, the care of Cromes Fu- New Knoxville, Versailles, Fairlawn, Fort Loramie and neral Home, 302 S. Main Russia schools are closed to students today, as well. Ave. Teachers have inservice work today. Memorials may be • Also closed Monday will be the Senior Center of made to the Copeland Sidney-Shelby County, all branches of Minster Bank Emerson Birthing Cen- except the branch in Wagner’s IGA in Minster, which ter at Wilson Memorial will be open regular hours, all branches of Mutual FedHospital in memory of eral Savings Bank, the downtown branch of Peoples Oliver Andrew Hersh- Federal Savings and Loan, Fifth Third Bank, PNC berger. Guestbook con- Bank and Osgood Bank. All other area banks will be dolences and open regular hours. expressions of sympathy • Trash collection will follow its regular schedule. may be made to the Her• The Sidney Daily News will publish Monday, but shberger family at because there is no mail service, rural deliveries will be made by motor-route drivers.

John Harold Knouff John Harold Knouff, 98, of 3003 W. Cisco Road, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on Aug. 29, 1914, in Lockington, the son of the late Glen and Elsie (Polhamus) Knouff. In September 1939, he was first married to Clara Toland, who preceded him in death in July 1966. In September 1973, he was married to Doris Bumgardner, who preceded him in death in May 1995. John is survived by one son, John Philip Knouff, and wife, Linda, of Sidney; one daughter, Joyce Knouff NewboldBradley, and husband, Carl, of Sidney; one grandson, Kevin Newof Crescent bold, Springs, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Abbott, and wife, Ann, of Sidney, Erica Martin, and husband, Steve, of Texas, and Danielle Lovett, and husband, Allan, of Greenville; five greatgreat-grandchildren, Rylan Abbott, Rozlyn Abbott, Abby Martin, Kimberlyn Martin and Damien Martin; and two brothers, James Knouff, of Sidney, and Don Knouff, of Piqua. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brent John Knouff, three brothers and one sister. Mr. Knouff was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sidney. He worked as a machinist for 44 years

Oliver Andrew Hershberger Oliver Andrew Hershberger, infant son of Andrew and Trena (Argabright) Hershberger, of Sidney, was stillborn on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 10:04 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. In addition to his parents, Oliver is survived by one brother, Owen Hershberger, age 5, at home; maternal grandparents, Carol Argabright, of Sidney, and Talford Argabright, of Jackson Center; paternal grandparents, Tim and Milly Hershberger, of Wapakoneta; and g r e a t - g r a n d p a r e n t s, Lowell and Rowena Mohler, of Sidney. A memorial service will be held Saturday,

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Ohio wants doctors to assist with executions BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Doctors and other medical professionals should be allowed to help put condemned inmates to death to promote “a humane execution” and state law should be changed to protect them from professional sanctions if they offer such assistance, the lawyer for Ohio’s prisons agency said Thursday. Legislation may also be needed to protect pharmacies that might mix a supply of Ohio’s execution drug, and without such a law the state might not be able to obtain execution drugs in the future, said Gregory Trout, general counsel for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Trout made the surprise announcements to a state Supreme Court committee considering changes to Ohio’s death penalty law. It’s unclear if either issue is something the committee would deal with. Trout said he felt both were important enough to bring to the committee’s attention. He didn’t say when the agency might request such legislation and the prisons department declined to comment further. The presence of a physician would help avoid problems in administering the execution drug and “would be desirable in promoting a execution,” humane

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GREGORY TROUT, general counsel for the Ohio prisons department, discusses the agency’s belief that doctors or other medical personnel should assist at executions on Thursday at a state Supreme Court death penalty task force in Columbus. Trout says state law should be changed to protect doctors who assist in executions from professional sanctions. Trout told the committee. “But presently it is extremely unlikely that Ohio would find any such physician willing to do such a thing for fear of censorship or revocation of his license before the medical board.” Trout said the assistance was needed “because of the desirability of obtaining a high level of trained medical skill to accomplish the executions that we are legally required to.” He didn’t explain the timing of the request in light of Ohio’s multiple executions in the past without doctors’ help. The agency has fought several legal challenges

over the skill of the executioners, who are prison employees with paramedic-type training who volunteer for the task. Doctors are allowed to attend executions in Missouri but none have for several years. Two doctors are required at Georgia executions to determine when an inmate has died. The only time a doctor participated in an Ohio execution in recent years was in 2009 when executioners asked a physician to help as they tried unsuccessfully to execute inmate Romell Broom over about two hours. That execution was eventually called off and

Broom remains on death row fighting a second attempt to put him to death. Trout also said the state could run out of the means to put people to death with lethal drugs if pharmacies that can mix supplies of drugs — called compounding pharmacies — aren’t protected from sanctions like losing their state accreditation. Ohio’s current supply of pentobarbital expires in September, but several executions are scheduled after that. Without such protection for compounding pharmacies, “Ohio may find itself unable to procure the drugs that are necessary for our agency to carry out court order to comply with the law,” Trout said. Enlisting such pharmacies raises legal issues around patents held by companies that make pentobarbital, said state public defender Tim Young. “It’s like saying it’s OK to break the law so we can execute people,” Young said. “It’s an endsjustify-the-means problem. They don’t. Find another drug manufacturer. Find something else.” In 2011, Denmarkbased Lundbeck Inc., the only U.S.-licensed maker of pentobarbital, sold the product to another firm. Lundbeck said a distribution system meant to keep the drug out of the hands of prisons would remain in place as Lake Forest, Ill.-based Akorn Inc. acquired the drug.

Ohio lawmakers hear details on Medicaid expansion BY ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio lawmakers had their first chance Thursday to hear more details on Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents under the federal health care law. Included in the Republican governor’s proposal is an “opt-out” trigger, in case the federal government rolls back its financial commitments to cover the cost of the newly eligible. A Kasich administration official emphasized that piece of the plan to lawmakers amid wide-ranging testimony before the House finance committee. Greg Moody, director of the governor’s Office of Health Transformation, described the provision

as a “circuit breaker” that would shut down the program should there be future changes out of Washington. He said it would be up to who’s running the state then to restart the program. Under the law, the federal government will pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion for the first three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent. That’s still well above the state’s current level of 64 percent. Even at those generous rates, some GOP governors and state legislatures say they fear being stuck with longterm costs. Moody told lawmakers that protecting taxpayers was a primary concern for the Kasich administration as it weighed whether to expand Medicaid.

“There’s risk involved in putting your faith in numbers that far out,” he said. Republicans dominate the House committee and control both chambers in the Ohio Legislature. Kasich needs their support for the proposal to go through. Many Republicans are averse to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and resistant to expanding government programs. The state anticipates roughly 366,000 Ohioans will be eligible for coverage beginning in 2014 by expanding Medicaid, the health program for the poor that already provides care for one of every five residents in the state. Ohio would see $2.4 billion from the federal government to cover those newly eligible for Medicaid over the next

two years beginning in July, and $13 billion over the next seven years, according to the Kasich administration. Kasich has framed his decision as recapturing Ohio residents’ tax dollars from the federal government. “We’re not naive about how complicated this issue is politically,” Moody said. “If it were just about the politics, you know it would be easy to make probably the opposite decision.” The difficult choice wasn’t lost on state Rep. Gerald Stebelton, a Lancaster Republican. “It’s like you’ve been chased into a closed room by a lion only to find a python inside,” Stebelton said. Moody replied: “Thank you for the image, which does characterize how this feels.”

Residents can help students by supporting Sidney teacher’s project Joy Hall, intervention specialist at Longfellow Elementary School, has started a project on in which she is attempting to raise funds to buy 10 tablet readers to increase learning opportunities for her fifth-grade students. “My students are eager and inquisitive,” said Hall. “Many of my fifth-graders have special needs, whether it is a reading level that is a few years above the fifth grade and they need to be challenged, or a great difficulty to understand fifth-grade material due to a learning disability. No matter the academic level, they ask the most amazing questions.”

Hall believes putting tablet readers in the hands of these fifth-graders will produce amazing results. With these 10 tablet readers, her students can peruse a newspaper or magazine, then share what they learned with the class; access videos of science experiments; read social studies documents (like the U.S. Constitution); or play learning apps to work on math skills and so much more. “Imagine an 11-year-old gaining typing, Internet research, and basic computer skills, and being able to access books that are appropriate for their reading level and actually interest them!”

Hall’s project — Mobile Learning Made Possible by Technology — can be found on Anyone interested in donating to her project can visit, type in the 45365 zip code in the search box, and select her project. “What’s great about utilizing is that anyone with access to the Internet can donate, and anyone choosing to donate can decide just how much they want to donate — from $1 to $20 to hundreds or even thousands,” said Hall. “Even better, until Feb. 18, will match each donation, doubling your dollar.”


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Man stabs wife, self COLUMBUS (AP) — Police say they are trying to determine why a 72-year-old central Ohio man fatally stabbed his wife and then tried to cut his own throat. Columbus police said Leif Mortensen called 911 Wednesday afternoon and reported that his 74-yearold wife Margaret was dead in the kitchen of their home. Leif Mortensen met officers outside the house with wounds to his neck. He was taken to a hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. He is facing a murder charge. Stunned neighbors told reporters that the Mortensens seemed like nice, friendly people. Police said it was the 10th homicide in Columbus so far this year.

Troy pastor charged TROY (AP) — Authorities say a youth pastor at a western Ohio church has been charged with having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl he was mentoring. The Dayton Daily News reports that bail was set at $100,000 Wednesday for 26-year-old Michael Mohler. He was a staff pastor at First United Methodist Church in Troy. Detectives say Mohler became involved with the girl through the church and began mentoring her when she came to him for advice about her boyfriend. The alleged sexual contact took place at his home in August. The church said Mohler has been relieved of his duties. He was in jail Thursday. Online records did not indicate if he had an attorney.

Police honor hero COLUMBUS (AP) — Police have provided a funeral escort for a central Ohio man who died trying to save a child from an icy pond last week. Columbus police and other first responders said they were treating Thursday’s funeral of 30-year-old James Jenkins as that of a hero and fallen brother. Jenkins died after going into a pond at a Columbus apartment complex after a 5-year-old child fell in on Feb. 7. Rescue divers pulled Jenkins and the boy from the freezing water some time later. Both later died. Witnesses say Jenkins did all he could to try to save the boy’s life. He tried to hold the boy’s head above the water as they both struggled in the icy pond.

Group protests list OBERLIN (AP) — An activist group at Oberlin College in northern Ohio is speaking out against what they say is a secret list maintained by the college that bars certain people from campus, sometimes without their knowledge. The group at the liberal arts college of about 3,000 students claims that people who get on the list find themselves banished from campus, which encompasses part of the historic downtown. The group complains that some people don’t know they are on the list or what they did to get there. A group comprised of students, former students and Oberlin residents have begun a campaign to modify the college’s trespassing policy, which dates back to the 1970s. According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, an overflow crowd of more than 100 jammed the Oberlin Public Library on Wednesday night to attend what turned into a lively public forum on the issue.

Dumping charge filed YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A northeast Ohio man charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act is suspected of having an employee repeatedly dump gas-drilling wastewater into a storm sewer, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Hardrock Excavating LLC owner Ben Lupo, of nearby Poland, appeared in court Thursday and pleaded not guilty, U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said. Lupo, 62, faces up to three years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a year of supervised release if convicted.


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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2013. There are 319 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Rooescaped an sevelt assassination attempt in that mortally Miami wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later. On this date: • In 1764, the city of St. Louis was established by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. • In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain. • In 1942, the British colony Singapore surrendered to Japanese forces during World War II. • In 1952, a funeral was held at Windsor Castle for Britain’s King George VI, who had died nine days earlier. • In 1953, Tenley Albright became the first American woman to win the world figure skating championship, held in Davos, Switzerland. • In 1961, 73 people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to the World Championships in Czechoslovakia, were killed in the crash of a Sabena Airlines Boeing (NYSE:BA) 707 in Belgium. • In 1965, Canada’s new maple-leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa. • In 1971, Britain and Ireland “decimalised” their currencies, making one pound equal to 100 new pence instead of 240 pence. • In 1982, 84 men were killed when a huge oildrilling rig, the Ocean Ranger, sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a fierce storm. • In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention. • In 1992, a Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. Benjamin L. Hooks announced plans to retire as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. • In 2002, a private funeral was held at Windsor Castle for Britain’s Princess Margaret, who had died six days earlier at age 71.

OUT OF THE BLUE Hula hoop record broken PATHUMTHANI, Thailand (AP) — Nearly 4,500 Thai contestants celebrated after setting a world record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously in one place. Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici said Tuesday that 4,483 people had swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption. The event drew 5,000 participants to an open-air stadium at Thammasat University, but 517 contestants dropped off after they failed to keep their hoops up. The event, organized by the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health, was aimed at creating health awareness among Thais. The previous world record was set in Taiwan in 2011, when 2,496 participants swung hula hoops in a continuous motion for 2 minutes.

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Amputee Olympic star Pistorius charged in slaying PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer’s Olympics. Pistorius buried his face in the hood of his workout jacket as officers escorted him from a police station after his arrest in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, a 30year-old model who had spoken out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women. Police said she was shot four times in the pre-dawn hours at Pistorius’ villa in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria. Officers found a 9 mm pistol inside the home and arrested Pistorius on a murder charge. What sparked the shooting remained unclear, but police said they had received calls in the past about domestic altercations at the home of the 26-year-old athlete, who has spoken publicly about his love of firearms. A police spokeswoman, Brigadier

Denise Beukes, said the incidents included “allegations of a domestic nature.” “I’m not going to elaborate on it, but there have been incidents,” Beukes said. She said Pistorius was home at the time of Steenkamp’s death and “there is no other suspect involved.” Pistorius made history in the London Games when he became the first doubleamputee track athlete to compete in the Olympics. He didn’t win a medal but did make the semifinals of the 400 meters and became an international star. Thursday, companies quickly removed billboards and advertising featuring Pistorius, a national hero in South Africa who also inspired fans worldwide with the image of his high-tech carbon-fiber blades whipping through the air. Kenny Oldwage, Pistorius’ lawyer, told reporters the athlete was “emotional” after his arrest, “but he is keeping up.” He said he planned to seek bail for Pistorius at a preliminary hearing Friday. Pistorius has had troubles in the past in his personal life, which often featured fast cars, cage fighters and women.

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IN THIS Nov. 4 photo, South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, believed to be his girlfriend, at an awards ceremony, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pistorius was taken into custody and was expected to appear in court Thursday after a 30-yearold woman who was believed to be his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in South Africa's capital, Pretoria.

Remains ID’d as Dorner BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Officials said Thursday that the burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff-coroner, said the identification was made through Dorner’s dental records. Miller did not give a cause of death. The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning that he would bring “warfare” to LAPD officers and their families. The manhunt brought police to Big Bear Lake, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, where they found Dorner’s burned-out pickup truck abandoned. His footprints disappeared on frozen soil and hundreds of officers who searched the area and checked out each building failed to find him. Five days later, but just a stone’s throw from a command post authorities had set up in the massive manhunt, Karen and Jim Reynolds said they came face to face with Dorner inside their cabin-style condo. The couple said Dorner bound them and put pillowcases on their heads. At one point, he explained that he had been there for days. “He said ‘I don’t have a problem with you, so I’m not going to hurt you,’” Jim Reynolds said. “I didn’t believe him; I thought he was going to kill us.”

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PASSENGERS SPELL out the word “HELP” aboard the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire.

SHIP hanging from their cabin rooms. As the vessel drew within cellphone range, passengers vented their anger. Renee Shanar, of Houston, was on board with her husband, who she said has heart trouble. They were told they will be among the first to disembark, she said. “I don’t believe them, they’ve been lying to us from the beginning,” Shanar said. Disgusted by the foul air and heat on the lower decks, many passengers hauled mattresses and bed sheets onto the top deck and slept there, even staying put in a soaking rain. As the ship approached the coast, a slew of Carnival workers removed the bedding and took it downstairs. “Today they cleaned the ship, they’re serving better

From Page 1 food, covering up basically, but at least they’re making it more bearable,” said Kalin Hill, of Houston, who boarded the Triumph as part of a bachelorette party. In a text message, though, she described deplorable conditions over the past few days. “The lower floors had it the worst, the floors ‘squish’ when you walk and lots of the lower rooms have flooding from above floors,” Hill wrote. “Half the bachelorette party was on two; the smell down there literally chokes you and hurts your eyes.” Shanar said passengers initially were given only cold cuts, such as turkey and vegetable sandwiches. Then another cruise line dropped off hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, but the line for that

U.S. Airways lands $11 BUDGET a show vote that’s debillion merger with American have signed to fail, call it a day, and DALLAS (AP) — US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soonto-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work. The fleet needs new planes and new paint. Frequent flier programs have to be combined. American’s on-time performance must improve. And the airline needs to win back business travelers who have drifted to competitors. But Parker’s nothing if not persistent. After months of courting, the companies on Thursday announced an $11 billion merger that will turn American into the world’s biggest airline, with 6,700 daily flights and annual revenue of roughly $40 billion.

It’s a coup for Parker, who runs the much-smaller US Airways Group Inc. and believes that mergers help airlines achieve higher revenue and consistent profits. When the deal closes later this year, the four biggest U.S. airlines — American, United, Delta and Southwest — will all be the products of mergers that began in 2008. Those deals have helped the industry control seats, push fares higher and return to profitability. But it’s not easy to stitch two airlines together. Some of Parker’s work has already been done. American parent AMR Corp. has cut costs and debt since it filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2011.

wait for someone else to pick up the pieces,” Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said of Democrats. “Well, my message this morning is simple: There won’t be any easy off-ramps on this one.” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, DWash., called the Democratic measure, with its 50-50 mix of new tax revenue and spending cuts, a “fair and balanced approach” that “protects our country from moving into a very, very fragile position.” The debating points quickly formed. “Now, Republicans in Congress face a simple choice,” said Jay Carney, President Barack Obama’s spokesman. “Do they

fare was nearly four hours long, she said. “There’s poop and urine all along the floor,” she said. “The floor is flooded with sewer water … and we had to poop in bags.” The 14-story ship still must negotiate a tricky, shallow shipping channel, and was expected to be the largest cruise liner to ever dock in Mobile. The channel narrows to 400 feet inside Mobile Bay, and the ship was only 115 feet wide. It was traveling about 5 mph. The company disputed the accounts of passengers who described the ship as filthy, saying employees were doing everything to ensure people were comfortable. Carnival didn’t immediately respond to questions the illnesses reported by some passengers.

From Page 1 protect investments in education, health care and national defense or do they continue to prioritize and protect tax loopholes that benefit the very few at the expense of middle and working class Americans?” The automatic sequester cuts that the Democratic bill is trying to avoid would drain $85 billion from the government’s budget over the coming seven months, imposing cuts of at least 8 percent cut on the Pentagon and 5 percent on domestic agencies. Medicare payments to doctors would be cut by 2 percent. Actual cuts may be in the order of 13 percent for defense and 9 percent for other programs because lawmakers delayed the impact of the sequester, requiring savings to be achieved in a shorter time.


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

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

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

Saturday Evening • 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. • 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, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public.

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

My husband, were glad they Joe, has been stopped in even home the last if their visit was three days, not short. Joe and having any Leander grew work. Makes it up together and a little harder have a lot of fun on payday, but memories to rewe shouldn’t call. Joe is alAmish complain. God ways glad for a always provides chance to visit Cook a way if we keep Lovina Eicher with Leander. our trust in There is a new him. Meanwhile, Joe has family moving into our been kept busy here at community, and they home. Yesterday, our two were assisting them in oldest girls, Elizabeth unloading their belongand Susan, were work- ings. ing and the six youngest Daughter Susan is were in school. Joe baking monster cookies. helped me do the laun- We will take 100 of them dry and then we made to the family gathering noodles the rest of the on Saturday. Joe’s sister, day. It is a good feeling to Salome, and Morris are see a table full of noodles hosting a late family drying. Christmas. We will all My noodle maker get together for a 10:30 gave up on us. It was a a.m. carry-in brunch. wedding gift from my This will be a two-hour brother, Albert, and his journey for us. Our plans wife, Sarah Irene. I are to start out around guess it would be almost 6:30 a.m. Joe has eight 20 years old already. It is sisters and three brothhard to believe we will ers, and we hope they have our 20th anniver- will all be able to attend. sary in July. While we We hope for good were making noodles, we weather and safe roads. had company stop by. It We had still been having was Joe’s cousin, Lean- some snow days and cold der, his wife, Rosina, and weather this week. son and also two girls A happy birthday from their community in goes to Susan’s friend, Rochester, Ind. It was a Mose, whose birthday nice surprise, but we was on Tuesday, Feb. 5.


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• Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the SidCOLUMBUS — Erica ney Moose Lodge. For more information on activi- Rose Bensman and Benties or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at jamin Kyle VanTreese, 492-3167. both of Columbus, have announced their engageMonday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of ment and plans to marry Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road May 18, 2013, in the Holy Angels Church in Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for Sidney. The bride-to-be is the anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets daughter of Mary and at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main Bensman, of Sidney. Nick St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at She graduated from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- Lehman Catholic High bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom School in 2008. She attends Ohio State UniverVanTreese/Bensman Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 sity, studying for a p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in marketing and a minor in studio art. She New Bremen. • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. For informa- will graduate in May. Her fiance is the son of Libby and Jeff tion, contact Starr Gephart at 295-2323. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the VanTreese, of Sidney. He is a 2008 graduate of LelhMoose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue man Catholic High School and a 2012 graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor and Russell Road. of Science in human ecology with a major in human Tuesday Morning nutrition and community health. He is employed by • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in MinRPAC at OSU as a personal trainer. ster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Springfield hosts a support and education group for cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 p.m. The groups are free and open to anyone who has a need for cancer education and support. For more information, call the cancer center at (937) 325-5001 or the American Cancer Society at (937) 399-0809.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.



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family information. She is putting together a family record book of my mother’s family. I am excited to see it when it is finished. We were 88 grandchildren, so it is hard to keep track of where everyone lives and how many children they have. Although there will be a lot of sad changes since the last book like this was made in 2004. We’ve had quite a few deaths since the last book was made. But we’ve also had some happy additions. Our youngest child, Kevin, wasn’t born yet when that book was made. Try this meat coating for breading your meat. It can be used on chicken, pork or steaks. What isn’t used can be sealed and stored for later use. MEAT COATING 4 cups wheat flour 2 teaspoons onion salt 2 teaspoons garlic salt 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons salt 3 tablespoons paprika 4 cups crushed soda crackers Mix all ingredients well. Coat your favorite meat with this and prepare as usual. Store in an air-tight container.

Card shower set for birthday celebration Evelyn Roegner, of Sidney, will celebrate 85th birthday her Wednesday with a card shower. Roegner was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Hardin, the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Smith. She married Noel Roegner and they have three daughters, Tish MacFarlane, of San Diego, Calif., Annie Roegner, of Hilliard, Nina Kies, of Sidney, and a son, Keith Roegner, of Piqua. They have six grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Roegner graduated from Sidney High

School in the Class of 1945. She worked as a bookkeeper at Coldway Food Express and Sidney Pattern Works, as a night auditor at Holiday Inn, and as a fabric and crafts demonstrator at Walmart, where she was known as the “craft lady.” She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Fort Loramie, and of TWIGS of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She enjoys sewing, crafts and reading. She hopes to get cards from family and friends. Cards may be sent to her at 1916 Shawnee Dr., Sidney, OH 45365.

Kiwanians meet Teen of Month During the recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney, the Teen of the Month, Summer McCracken, was introduced. McCracken, an Anna High School senior, is the daughter of Jim and Elaine McCracken. She was awarded a plaque and a check for $100. The board of directors convened after the regular meeting, during which the board learned of letters of thanks received for two recent donations by the club, one for $125 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and one

for $250 to New Choices. It was announced that this year’s Ohio District Convention would be held Aug. 9, 10 and 11 in Lima. The Lima club is looking for volunteers to help with the convention activities. One crib was delivered in conjunction with the Cribs for Kids program. John Coffield inquired as to whether the club may be interested in participating in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure which is coming to Sidney in June.

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Susan prepared a birthday supper for Mose and his family here at home to take along in honor of his birthday. Since Joe was home from work, he offered to grill the chicken for her. Susan was really glad she did not have to grill the meat in the cold weather. Joe doesn’t mind, and he enjoys grilling. We had the grill close by the basement walk-out doors. He could step inside and warm up. Tuesday, Joe also took a buggy ride over to visit brother-in-law, with Jacob. Jacob’s arthritis was fired up, keeping him home from work for a few days. Joe asked me to go along for the ride, but I had dough rising for bread cinnamon rolls that needed taken care of. It would have been nice to have gotten out of the house for a while. It would be nice to have a heater hooked up in our buggy, which would make for warmer trips to town and back. Although we are already a lot warmer in our covered buggies than the open ones we used to drive when we lived in Indiana. I had a letter from cousin Lydia asking for


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Amon, Wolfe unite in marriage

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Spokes‘gull’ Raible Jeff Raible, executive director of the Sidney Visitors Bureau, as SeeMore the sea gull, entertains unidentified children during the recent AAA Vacation Expo in Columbus. According to AAA, more than 12,700 attended the show that featured 195 exhibitors. The Sidney Visitors Bureau exhibited as a member of the Ohio’s Historic West regional travel cooperative comprising six visitors bureaus in west central Ohio. SeeMore is the adopted mascot and unofficial spokesgull for Ohio’s Historic West.

Recipe of the Day A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1 cup butter-flavored Crisco 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons allpurpose flour 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugars and shortening together until thoroughly combined; add egg whites and beat until fluffy and light. Add vanilla. Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well; add to creamed mixture, mixing until just combined. Add chips and mix until incorporated. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until light brown and puffed. Susan Moloney

Girl Scouts open booth cookie sales LIMA — Girl Scout Cookie booth sales start today at area businesses, including local stores, retail businesses and banks. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio recently announced that it has reached 80 percent of its sales goal. To find a booth sale, customers can visit and click on the “Cookie Locator” link. A cookie locator mobile app is available for iPhones and Android devices, and can be downloaded free by calling * * G S C O O K I E S (**472665437) from a mobile phone or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. New this year is a 5 for Five Contest. Customers who buy five packages of cookies will receive a coupon and have the opportunity to enter a contest on the website to win five cases of Girl Scout cookies. The QR Code on

the coupon will take customers to correct spot online. The contest ends March 21.

DEAN’S LIST University of Dayton DAYTON — The University of Dayton has announced the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 20122013 academic year. Students from Sidney on the list are Emily Bensman, Trey Billing, Jacob Counts, Benjamin Danklefsen, Lydia Kindelin, Abigail Maurer, Ross Moore, Ciara Sargeant and Matthew Sprague.


Joyce Amon and Robert Wolfe, both of Sidney, were united in marriage Oct. 27, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Newport. The bride is the daughter of Beverly Amon, of Lima, and the late George Amon. The bridegroom is the son of Tim and Julia Wolfe, of Oran. The Rev. Steve Shoup officiated the ceremony. Kathy Schmitz was the organist and Cathy Wilde performed on the flute and uilleann pipes. Given in marriage by her son, Joshua Renner, the bride wore a Pronovias, ivory-colored, satin taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline, Aline silhouette and chapel-length, sweep train. She wore a doubletier veil with ivory-colored satin edging and carried a bouquet of white roses and bells of Ireland. Kathy Sutton served

Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe as her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Barger and Alisha Wood, daughters of the bride. The attendants wore burgundycolored, Alfred Angelo, satin, A-line, full-length dresses with strapless necklines. They carried bouquets of white roses with an autumn harvest mix. Eric Stricker was the best man. Groomsmen were Tracy Rethelford and Jason Bailey. Ushers were Tim Sutton, brother-in-law of the

bride, and Chris Woodward. Cameron Graber, nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer. A reception in the Houston Community Center in Houston followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned on a seven-day cruise from Tampa to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Grand Cayman. They reside in Sidney. The bride graduated from Brown City High School and attended St. Clair County Community College in Michigan and Edison State Community College in Piqua. She is employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 7, in Sidney as a program administrator. The bridegroom graduated from Houston High School and the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School. He is employed by Advanced Composites in Sidney as a machine operator.

Colian, Hoying share solemn rites NEW ALBANY — Kasey Ryan Colian and Nathan Paul Hoying, both of New Albany, were united in marriage Oct. 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. in the Hilliard Church of Christ, Hilliard. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Debbie Colian, of Salem. Her grandparents are Peggy and the late Theodore Moore and Betty and the late Anthony Colian II. The bridegroom is the son of Paul and Donna Hoying, of McCartyville. His grandparents are Joan and the late Donald Eilerman and the late Irene and Virgil Hoying. The Rev. Danny Vanscoy, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin ballgown with a silverbodice, beaded sweetheart neckline and picked-up skirt with beaded accents. She wore a tiara with a crys-

Mr. and Mrs. Hoying tal-edged veil. She carried a bouquet of pink and purple roses accented with peacock feathers. Kari Wentz was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lyndsay Hoying, Lorrie Negron, Jenny Clark and Mary Horvath. Marisa Horvath was the flower girl. The attendants wore long, teal chiffon dresses. They carried bouquets of pink and purple roses accented with peacock feathers. The flower girl carried purple orchids. Chris Hoying served

as best man. Groomsmen were Elliot Wentz, Charles Meyer, Timothy Colian and Jacob Facio. Anthony Colian was the ring bearer. The mothers of the couple wore navy chiffon dresses and wrist corsages of cream-colored and pink roses. A reception at the Embassy Suites in Dublin followed the ceremony. After a honeymoon in Kona, Hawaii, the couple reside in New Albany. The bride is a graduate of Salem High School and Kent State University. She is employed by Vision Professionals in New Albany as an optician. The bridegroom graduated from Anna High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from the University of Dayton. He is employed by ICC in Columbus as a consultant. The couple met through mutual friends.

His maternal grandparents are Bud VanVoorn, of Wentzville, Mo., and Rose VanVoorn, of O’Fallon, Mo. His paternal grandpar-

ents are Jill Martin, of Sidney, and the late Gregory Martin. His mother is the former Bridget VanVoorn, of O’Fallon, Mo.


MARTIN WENTZVILLE, Mo. — Andrew and Bridget Martin, of Wentzville, Mo., have announced the birth of a son, Mason Gregory,

born Jan. 11, 2013, at 5:38 p.m. in the St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 1/4 inches long.

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OPINION Friday, February 15, 2013

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

I N O UR V IEW Budget focuses on reform Your hometown newspaper since 1891 Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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State in ‘death spiral’ To the editor: The Forbes report lists Ohio, along with California, Michigan, New York, South Carolina and six other states, as “death spiral states.” What does this mean? Ohio is a state that has more “takers” from the state funds than “givers” (taxpayers). Mitt Romney talked of our country having 47 percent takers; Ohio has over 50 percent “takers.” Our state was a very strong industrial state during World War II. What happened? The cost of labor, regulations and high taxes have sent many industries to “work free states” or out of the country. How are we going to save our state? First, we need to stop

thinking as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians or Independents. We must start thinking as concerned citizens of Ohio who want to save our state. We need to work together to build our state into a state of more “givers” than “takers” by doing all we can to get industries back to Ohio. With Ohio on the Forbes’ list, we are considered an undesirable state to live in and industry looks else where to move. If you would like more information concerning death spiral states, research Forbes .com or Ohio on the Forbes list of Death Spiral States. Jane Spicer 21070 State Route 47 Maplewood

Just over costs that need two years ago, to be adJohn Kasich dressed. and I were The Goversworn in as nor’s Executive governor and Budget that lieutenant govwas just introernor, respecduced builds tively, and we on the transTaylor committed ourformation that reports selves to turnbegan in 2011. ing Ohio This budget Mary Taylor Ohio Lieutenant around. Comcapitalizes on Governor ing into that Ohio’s recent biennium, our budget successes to create confronted a $7.7 billong-lasting job growth lion fiscal imbalance and economic well— a deficit most being for all citizens of Ohioans thought the state, and places would be impossible to its primary focus on overcome without rais- five strategic areas of ing taxes. reform: I reflect back to • Improving K-12 2009, when I was serv- Education: To best ing as auditor of state, serve Ohio students and how discouraging and their parents, we it was when I found need a world-class eduthe nearly $8 billion cation system, one that budget deficit that accelerates learning Ohio faced under the while fairly and equiprevious administratably funding first-rate tion’s plan — a plan educational opportunithat would continue ties for all Ohio studown the path of outdents regardless of of-control government where they live, their spending. economic background, Thanks to passage or their individual exof Gov. Kasich’s Jobs periences. The AchieveBudget in 2011 and re- ment Everywhere Plan forms introduced in funds Ohio’s 611 school Ohio’s first-ever Middistricts, encourages Biennial Budget Reschools to pursue innoview in 2012, our state vative new education achieved structural strategies, and gives balance. That balance local school districts made it possible for the choice to free themour administration to selves of costly and tackle additional reburdensome state forms needed to create mandates. In addition, a sustaining jobsthe plan provides more friendly climate. choices for parents to Today, Ohio’s ecofind the best learning nomic outlook is much environment to meet more encouraging. We the unique needs of have regained our eco- their children. nomic competitiveness • Producing More and become one of the College Graduates: nation’s top job creDespite living in a ators, lowering our un- state with some of the employment rate nation’s finest colleges nearly 1 percent below and universities, only the national average. about 25 percent of And we did this withOhio adults have bachout raising taxes. As a elor’s degrees — well matter of fact, Ohioans behind the national have a lower tax buraverage. That makes den today than when Ohio a less desirable we took office. place for job creators Despite the signifito expand or relocate. cant progress we have Encouraging more demade in rebuilding our gree completion helps jobs-friendly environOhioans and our econment, too many omy on many fronts. Ohioans remain out of • Tax Reform – work, our aging popuCutting Taxes: In lation requires more 2005, during my time services, and there are as a state representastill many reforms to tive, I supported control government Ohio’s tax reform

package that reduced personal income taxes by 21 percent and eliminated the tangible personal property tax, the corporate franchise tax, and the inventory tax imposed on businesses — reforms that were necessary and are working, but we have more to do. In 2011, when I began my term as lieutenant governor, Ohio’s taxes were still too high. By leaning so much on income taxes, our tax system drives jobs out of the state. According to the Tax Foundation, Ohio’s personal income tax system is one of the nation’s most complex, so we must take steps to modernize our tax system to promote economic growth that will help us remain competitive. The governor has proposed cutting personal income tax for all Ohioans by 20 percent, reducing the sales tax rate from 5.5 to 5.0 percent, and cutting small business taxes by 50 percent. • Improving Health Care for the Neediest Ohioans: Ohio’s Medicaid reforms over the past two years have been recognized nationally for helping to reduce costs, improving longterm care, connecting behavioral and physical health care, improving care coordination, and reforming the payment system. The budget continues to take steps to modernize our Medicaid system, providing improved care and coordination to Ohioans most in need. • Meeting Ohio’s Crucial Transportation Needs: The Executive Budget includes the governor’s plan to leverage the value of the Ohio Turnpike by bonding against future turnpike revenue to generate more than enough funds ($1.5 billion) to reduce Ohio’s highway budget deficit, as well as rebuild the entire turnpike sooner than planned. While trans-

portation projects in northern Ohio will enjoy most of the new turnpike funds, this plan frees up ODOT to spend the state’s gas tax and federal funds on highways downstate —which allows all projects to move forward faster. Thanks to a leaner, more efficient state government and a growing economy, Ohio is in a much better position to tackle these areas of reform. Over the past two years, state agencies have identified efficiencies to streamline and improve state government. Between 2011 and 2012, non-Medicaid spending from the General Revenue Fund (GRF) has been reduced 5.8 percent, and state agencies have seen staff levels reduced by more than 8 percent, without hindering the delivery of services to Ohioans. In short, we are putting the state of Ohio on sound footing so that future administrations will not have to deal with the same, irresponsible decisions that we had to deal with when we took office. There is no doubt that the Kasich administration and the Ohio General Assembly have taken steps to get Ohio back on track. I can assure all Ohioans that we will continue our hard work and are committed to growing Ohio’s economy, creating opportunities for all of our citizens, and making Ohio the best that it can be. When I served in the Ohio General Assembly, it was critical to receive feedback from Ohio residents to help shape the future policy of our state. I encourage you to contact the Office of the Governor to share your thoughts. Mary Taylor served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2003-2006, as Ohio’s Auditor of State 20072011, and was sworn in as Ohio’s 65th Lieutenant Governor on Jan. 10, 2011.

Speech to showcase west central Ohio’s economic growth portions of This coming Auglaize, Tuesday, Gov. Darke and Kasich will deShelby counliver the tradities. tional State of When you the State Adlook around dress in Lima the state and at the Veterstudy the jobans’ Memorial Buchy less numbers, Civic Center. it is apparent We are fortureports that west cennate that Gov. Jim Buchy Kasich has se- State Representative tral Ohio is doing somelected this part 84th District thing right. of Ohio to Examine the local unhighlight our job growth and the efforts employment reports, of west central Ohio to and you will find conget our economy mov- sistently during this economic downturn ing again. our people remained I look forward to working. Although welcoming the 132 there are still many members of the Ohio people looking for General Assembly to work, our agricultural Lima, which I feel reeconomy allowed the sembles an economic hub of the prosperous local people to take care of their own and agricultural sector in entrepreneurs conthe 84th House District. It includes all of tinue to provide job opportunities for the the Mercer County and

hardworking people. Gov. Kasich’s trip provides a focus on the ability of Ohio’s agricultural sector to remain strong as the economy elsewhere struggles. We have witnessed an expansion of ethanol capabilities in our region, farm implement manufacturers have grown, and yields have increased. Our agricultural economy is strong here in west central Ohio, and we must fight to maintain independence from over regulation which will maintain growth in this important industry. During Gov. Kasich’s speech, I expect he will address the key role played by industry in Lima and the surrounding area in Ohio’s economic recovery. He will also dis-

cuss his state budget proposal. Gov. Kasich has outlined several key reforms that he would like to see passed in the biennial budget, which will come before the Ohio House for consideration in the coming weeks. Some of his proposals are hands down beneficial to the people of Ohio, but others need further consideration. I look forward to listening to the governor’s sales pitch for these proposals on Tuesday. As members of the legislature consider the governor’s proposal, I encourage you to chime in and give me your opinion. The best way to do this is by completing an online budget survey at: ybudgetsurvey


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

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Council reviews H Russia Local School five-year plan ONOR ROLL

BY DEAN EVERSOLE RUSSIA — Russia Village Council met Wednesday and elected Kevin Dapore as president, approved ordinances to allow for collection of delinquent taxes by a private firm and reviewed a five-year plan for the village. Dapore will assume the position of council president immediately. Among ordinances approved is one amending the current village income tax ordinance to allow for the hiring of a private firm to collect delinquent income taxes. Another ordinance was then approved to allow for the hiring of Wiener and Associates to do the collecting for the village. The ordinances were passed unanimously. Village Administrator Rick Simon presented a five-year plan to the council. He noted purpose of the plan is to put things into writing but that no projects were set in stone. As presented, Russia would be carrying a deficit of $391,708 at the end of 2017. However, Simon said the plan did not reflect grants and was based on a conservative estimate of revenue. The plan es-

timated a revenue increase from $51,000 to $52,000 over the five years, starting this year. Simon informed council that Tonka Water Treatment is scheduled to review the Russia water treatment plant in March. Also, Russia will be using Tonka as a chemical supplier. Simon estimated purchasing chemicals through Tonka will provide a 40 percent cost savings. Simon recommended council approve load testing the generator at the treatment plant. A load test places the entire system on generator power for a couple of hours. Purpose of the test is to ensure the generator works properly. Simon also requested council approve the purchase of a permanent generator for the end of the three lift stations. Currently the Water Department has just one generator and must rotate between the stations during a power outage. Council encouraged Simon to research more information. Council approved the possible updating of the Russia Village website. Simon noted the site is extremely outdated and needs improvement. He said the cost of updating

the site would be $1,200 to $3,000. The goal is to develop a user-friendly site that allows him to update it as needed. Police Chief Matt Stobbe asked council to approve purchase a new patrol rifle. Stobbe met with the police commission, and they agreed the purchase was necessary. Stobbe said the new rifle would allow the department to better handle a violent situation. Councilman Ron Simon presented a plan to renovate the Schwartz lot located in downtown Russia. The lot is currently a grassy area with no buildings. Simon presented an architectural concept including a gazebo, benches and landscaping. He conceded the project is cosmetic, but felt it would add to the village’s appeal. Simon projected financing could be achieved through grants and private donations. The only cost for Russia would be basic landscaping and electric. Council thanked Simon for his work and encouraged him to move forward with the idea. Council then went into executive session to discuss the status of village employees.

RUSSIA — The Russia Local School honor roll for the second quarter has been announced. Highest Honors (4.0) Grade 7: Luke Dahlinghaus, Jack Dapore, Cassidy Ditchkus, Megan Frazier, Emma Gerdes, Claudia Heitkamp, Rebecca Pinchot, Dion Puthoff, Grace Saunders, Matthew Siefring and Cameo Wilson. Grade 8: Madison Borchers, Samuel Cook, Dylan Cordonnier, Clay George, Shaelyn Goubeaux, Maria Herron, Tyler Robinson, Alex Seger, Drew Sherman and Emma Vallandingham. Grade 9: Andrew Ball, Jordan Ball, Kara Barlage, Amanda Frazier, Erin Gaerke, Lauren Heaton, Molly Kearns, Rudy Langenkamp, Weston Lavy and Trevor Monnin. Grade 10: Trevor Albers, Emily Borchers, Nicholas Colby, Taylor Daniel, Corrina Francis, Alex Herron, Adam Hoying, Jordan Kremer, Jason Magoto, Ryan Magoto, Jacob Pleiman and Claire Sherman. Grade 11: Taylor Borchers, Jacob Cook, Nicole DeLoye, Bailey Francis, Magdalene Kearns, Dean Langenkamp, Rachel Pinchot, Camille Puthoff, Hannah Bergman (UVCC), Aaleeyah Daniel (UVCC), Bryan Drees (UVCC), Savan-

nah Lavy (UVCC), Danyel Mills (UVCC), Joshua Monnin (UVCC), Emilie Frazier (PSEOP) and Kirstin Voisard (PSEOP). Grade 12: Casey Albers, Gina Barlage, Ashley Borchers, Bryce Dues, Kayli Dues, Emily Francis, Treg Francis, Austin Gariety, Ethan Hoying, Rebecca Meyer, Shana Meyer, Olivia Monnin, Bethany York, Francis Lauren (PSEOP) and Trevor Sherman (PSEOP). Special Honors (3.6 3.999) Grade 7: Peter Art, Claudia Counts, Alexis Monnin, Madeline Moorman, Olivia Quinter and Kylee Sherman. Grade 8: Kate Cook, Noah Drees, Christina Gaerke, Audrey Gariety, Kelsey Magoto, Ethan Monnier, Julia Monnin, Trenton Monnin, Chloe Sherman, Katie Swartz, Cole Tebbe, Audrey Voisard and Rachel York. Grade 9: Elizabeth Adams, Lukas Busse, Ellie Fiessinger, Sawyer Francis, Alicia George, Jared Goubeaux, Luke Heaton, Rachel Heuing, Pleiman, Cassandra Mark Siefring, Jordan Swartz, Karissa Voisard and Evan York. Grade 10: Derek Busse, Bryce Cordonnier, Nolan Francis, Kelsey Koverman, Lindsay Meyer, Claudia Monnin, Hannah Sherman, Mitchell Stone and

Kylie Wilson. Grade 11: Isaiah Counts and Kyle Gray (UVCC). Grade 12: Savannah Apple, Alexa Counts, Taylor Magoto, Heidi Petty, Sara Young, Brandon Barlage (UVCC), Ethan Paulus (UVCC), Goubeaux Abbie (PSEOP), Joshua Meyer (PSEOP), Bradley Schafer (PSEOP) and Vanessa Stang (PSEOP). Honors (3.2 - 3.599) Grade 7: Emily Bohman, Thomasina Francis, Levi Lavy, Lauren Monnin, Mishaylee O’Reilly, Glen Schulze and Cole Simons. Grade 8: Drew Alt, Brant Coverstone, Kevin Drees, Tiffany Hatcher, Faith Magoto and Claira McEldowney. Grade 9: Jonah Counts, Connor Monnin, Samantha Monnin, Sherman, Zachary Harley Supinger, Joshua York and Gunnar Young. Grade 10: Jayme Baugher, Julia Drees, Zachary Gariety, Leah Francis, Allison Gariety, Jordan Gariety, Justin Gariety, Gavin Hoying and Max Voisard. Grade 11: Morgan Daugherty, Emily Fairchild, Kaila Pleiman, Steven Stickel, Austin Tebbe, Devin Alt (UVCC), Kaitlyn Barlage (UVCC) and Samantha Egbert (UVCC). Grade 12: Nicholas Frazier and Angela Muhlenkamp (PSEOP).

RUSSIA — A Russia resident has been named to both the dean’s list and president’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky. Kyle Francis, a senior Forensic Science major, was named to the dean’s list.

To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a

3.75 GPA. The president’s list was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

Hardin-Houston to host district strategic planning kick-off night Francis makes dean’s, president’s lists of Education is looking for a community presence on each of the five teams, which will be an integral part of the success of the process and hence a vital link to the implementation of any comprehensive strategic plan that may be put in place. Interested community members are invited to attend and select their committee of choice. The five committee categories are finance, curriculum, facilities, technology, and community relations. Athletics, busing, band/drama, and other co-curricular topics will also be included in the various committee

discussions throughout the four-month process. Each team will reportedly have input in formulating or reassessing the district’s objectives and goals through an analysis of internal and external factors facing the school. Teams will write measurable action plans to sustain goals decided upon. Claypool said “this is our school district and we (the board and administration) believe by teaming with you the community that we can make the good things we do a little better and the better things we do presently will become the very best.”

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HOUSTON — On Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. the Hardin-Houston Board of Education and the administrative team will host a kick-off meeting for the district’s five-year strategic plan in the K12 Commons area of the school. This meeting will be the first of four scheduled monthly, hour-long meetings that will begin planning the future goals and direction of the district’s next five years. School officials are hopeful the community, BOE, staff and administration will be an active part of that planning process. Superintendent Larry Claypool said the Board


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Kindergarten screening planned RUSSIA — Russia Local School kindergarten screening will be held on March 20. Children are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2013 if they have reached the age of 5 before Aug. 1. A registration packet will be mailed to prospective kindergarten students in late February or early March. All required paperwork must be returned to the school office prior to March 11. If you have a child that is eligible and do not receive a packet from the school, contact the school office at 526-3l56 for a screening time.

Meeting location changed The location has been changed for the upcoming monthly board meeting of the Shelby County Educational Service Center. The meeting will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Timberpost, 2 Rollicking Hills Lane, DeGraff.

Council discusses sewage nonpayers PORT JEFFERSON — During their meeting last week, members of Port Jefferson Village Council discussed the continuing problem of some local residents not paying their sewage bills. Mayor David Clem said the failure of some residents to pay their bills has been a problem since the sewage system was installed number of years ago. “There are a few who have never paid,” Clem said. “This makes it hard for the town when people don’t pay their bills.” Clem said Solicitor Jeff Beigel will be contacted to determine the procedure that needs to be followed for the village to proceed with disconnecting residents who refuse to pay their bills. Council agreed to have a garden tractor serviced for spring and went into executive session to discuss a contract with the Port Jefferson Fire Department.

BOE considers replacement computers Members of the Shelby County Board of Elections discussed the replacement of two computers during its special Feb. 5 meeting. Director Dawn Billing reported that with the replacement of two computers it would no longer be necessary to maintain a server. She noted there are funds available for the purchase. It was decided to delay action on the purchase until the Feb. 18 meeting when Merrill Asher would be in attendance since he was not present at last week’s meeting, which was held on the day of the special election. Billing also will present a more exact estimate on the cost of the computers.

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Online is best school fit for some families BY RACHEL LLOYD Sometimes, for whatever reason, school just doesn’t quite … fit. In days gone by, parents’ choices were limited. Their children either went to the local public school, or they went to private school. But private school was only an option for a relative few — with the financial means and a good school nearby, or the financial means and a willingness to send their children away. For a great majority, those options weren’t really options. There was always homeschooling, but for many parents, such a notion is daunting. Or at least, it used to be. Teachers have advanced degrees and specialties and training. How many typical parents are really able to personally take on the responsibility of educating their child? Technology Technology has changed all that. Parents now have the option of schooling their children at home while ensuring that they are still getting the highest quality education from qualified professional teachers — without the cost of private school. There are many myths about online schools: Your child will lack socialization. Your child will receive an inferior education. Your child will spend the whole day staring at a computer. NOT TRUE. Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is a popular online option that is a fully accredited, public school with all the same state guidelines, teacher and student performance standards, and teacher qualification requirements as a brick-and-mortar public school. There is no tuition. Textbooks and instructional materials are provided, including a computer and printer. There is even reimbursement for Internet service. Blake Sixteen-year-old Blake Nischwitz, of Englewood, has a passion for robotics. He plans to make a career of it. He used to attend a traditional school, but he found himself harried and overwhelmed trying to work his robotics into his rigid school schedule. Blake’s mom, Becky, had been a third-grade teacher for OHVA for a couple of years, when Blake decided to give it a shot. “During eighth grade I saw that one of the positive things about it was it was a somewhat versatile schedule,” Blake said of OHVA. He is now a third-year student and sophomore at OHVA. Blake said when he was in traditional school, he often

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BRAD NISCHWITZ (sitting), of Englewood, works on a robot with his teammate, Jonathan Thomas at a recent competition. Nischwitz and Thomas are both students of Ohio Virtual Academy online public school. found himself having to choose between doing his homework or pursuing his passion. “My robotics team generally meets after school,” he said. “I wasn’t able to get my homework done in time. It would be an ‘either/or’ situation.” Blake said his robotics team normally meets for a four-hour session once a week or once every couple of weeks outside the competition season, but when the season starts it requires much more time. “It increases to two or three meetings a week,” he said. “If we’re behind, we might try to have a meeting every single day.” Blake said being in OHVA allows him the flexibility to devote more of his time to what he loves and wants to spend his life doing. He knows there are drawbacks to the online school. Having been in both traditional and online schools, he recognizes the loss of the physical interaction with teachers and schoolmates. “For me personally, it’s not a huge factor,” he said. He said online schooling requires self-motivation. “There is no teacher there to watch you and make sure you get your work done,” he said. “If a student doesn’t have that sort of responsibility and motivation, sometimes it isn’t a great fit. But if a learning coach is very involved to keep them motivated, that would be a way to counterbalance.” Learning coach Blake’s mom, Becky, serves as his learning coach. It fits in nicely with her job, which has her working from her home office from 8 to 5 weekdays. “Elementary and middle school students can work 24 hours a day,” Becky ex-

plained. “High school students have ‘class connects,’ but if they can’t make it, they can listen to the recordings.” “Class connects” are the scheduled “classroom” times for older students. Becky noted that it is not just stay-at-home parents who can enroll their kids in the virtual academy. “It’s an option for working parents if they have someone else who can be a learning coach,” she said. “Aunts, uncles, older cousins, babysitters.” It is an active role, though. “I think that’s one of the misconceptions,” Becky said. “‘I’m going to plop my kid down in front of the computer.’ In high school they are more in front of the computers, but for the younger kids, it’s not like that.” Becky pointed out the parallels — and advantages — of OHVA compared to a traditional school. Parallels “The nice thing about online school is we have everything that brick-and-mortar schools have — special education, school counselors, speech and language therapy,” she said. State requirements for academic achievement and attendance also still apply. But students who are academically struggling can take the time they need to fully understand a subject without being forced to move ahead with the rest of the class. On the flip side, the gifted students who are not being challenged enough in a traditional school can work faster. “You can go quickly through areas that are easier for you, then slow down when you need to spend a little more time on something else,” Becky said. Carrie Cubberly, of Celina, is OHVA’s Sophomore Acad-

emy principal, and she answered the most common questions asked about the school. The school follows the same calendar as most traditional schools, from the end of August through the beginning of June, she said. Summer school and “credit recovery” are also available. The state’s physical education requirement is met by an online course in P.E., where students learn about physical fitness, and they must keep an activity log. They are required to do 30 minutes a day, and, per state requirements, arrangements are made for face-to-face observation. Social time There are clubs and activities, with various online clubs and teachers sponsoring outings around the state. “We have monthly breakfasts, too,” Cubberly said. “There are lots of opportunities for face-to-face interaction.” Cubberly said socialization has always been a concern for parents considering online learning. “The big question asked is, ‘Is it healthy to attend online school?’” Cubberly said. “One of the biggest myths is that students who are taught at home aren’t socialized. That’s not true. Parents have their children in lots of activities, and the more flexible schedule gives more opportunities for outside activities.” As in Blake’s case. With more than 30,000 students enrolled in OHVA alone — and other online schools available in the state, as well — the idea is becoming more mainstream, and parents are learning that there really are options other than traditional schools. For more information, visit the OHVA website at

Perry Township reorganizes PASCO — The Perry Township trustees met in its annual reorganization session Jan. 1 to elect officers and set meeting schedules for 2013. Harry Groves was elected chairman. Matthew Barhorst was elected vice chairman. John Greiwe is also a trustee. The trustees approved regular meetings to take place on the fourth Monday of every month at 8 p.m. except for the following: May 28, July 18, Dec. 23, all at 8 p.m., and Dec. 30 for the reorgani-

zational meeting at end of year, at 7 p.m. All meetings will be in teh township building in Pasco. In other business, the trustees: • hired Eric Pierson as Perry Township maintenance superintendent for 2013 at a salary of $31,027.56. • approved the continuation of a rental contract with Pierson for property at 6049 Pasco-Montra Road for $400 per month. • approved a pay rate for seasonal and sub-contracted

workers of $7.70 per hour. • appointed Larry Alexander as the 2013 soning officer and fire officer at a salary of $2,800. • appropriated $30,000 for emergency appropriations until annual appropriations can be determined. • approved a pay rate for zoning board and zoning board of appeals members of $20 per meeting attended. • approved a pay rate for Perry Township’s representative to the Shelby County Regional Planning Commission

of $25 per meeting attended. • voted to maintain current pricing at Cedar Point Cemetary and current charges for zoning fees. • approved a mileage reimbursement rate of 51 cents per mile for all approved mileage as of Jan. 1. • appointed Greiwe as the township’s representative to the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. • appointed Groves as the township’s reopresentative to the Perry-Port-Salem Ambulance District Board.

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You can do great research today because you have the willingness to work hard, even if you’re working in the dark. You won’t give up until you find what you’re looking for. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Put your energy into working with a group today, and you will not regret it. You can get an enormous amount done by cooperating with others or rallying them to your cause. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your ambition is stronger than ever! You’re like a Sherman tank. Keep plugging away at what you want to achieve, because you will succeed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a great day to finish your thesis, tackle a student paper or study anything. You’ll also take great care in making travel plans. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You won’t overlook anything if you’re dealing with taxes, debt, inheritances, bills and the wealth of others. You have enormous patience and perseverance today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) If you don’t agree with a partner or close friend today, you will not budge. You have firm ideas about what you want. (There’s also a chance that you will attract someone to you who acts like this.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can be tremendously productive at work today, because you will just keep on going. Your ability to persevere and accomplish whatever is at hand is amazing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a strong day for sports, the arts, flirtations, throwing a party and enjoying playful times with children. You’re full of exuberant energy! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Use your energy today to clean up messy areas at home, especially related to garbage, plumbing, bathrooms or laundry areas. Get rid of whatever you are not using. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You will be direct and succinct when talking to others today. You intend to say what you mean and mean what you say. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll work very hard to earn your money today, and you might work just as hard to spend it. But you seem to know what you’re doing, and you’re going full steam ahead. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You have enormous energy today. You also have patience, focus and the ability to pay attention to detail. Whatever you do, you will do with great care. YOU BORN TODAY You are spirited, spontaneous and passionate about whatever you do. You like to be on the winning side of things, which you generally are because you display and embrace a lot of positive thinking. Others admire your straightforward honesty and ability to go with the flow. A lively social year awaits you. In addition, relationships will be successful and rewarding. Birthdate of: Iain M. Banks, author; Ice-T, actor; Elizabeth Olsen, actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Feb. 15, 1913 A lively interest was taken in the election of officers of the Commercial Club at the club room last evening. The candidates on the regular ticket were elected with the exception of three directors, Andrew J. Hess was named president; Dr. A.W. Reddish, vice president; L.A. Dollinger, secretary: J.C. Cummins, treasurer, directors W.H. Princehouse, R.O. Bingham, L.M. Studevant, D.F. Mills, and Frank Goode. ––––– The John Wagner and Sons Brewing Co. of Sidney has purchased the A.J. Ulsh property, at the corner of College and Fairview avenues in Jackson Center. No definite plans for the use of the property have been revealed by the company. ––––– Evidence of the critical situation developing in Mexico, the White House today announced that two additional warships were being ordered sent to that country, and two transports being readied at Newport News to move troops to Mexico to protect Americans in that country.

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Graves’ disease explained DEAR DR. disease, and it’s ROACH: I am really a terrible writing with conthing to happen cern about my to anyone. Is 50-year-old there a medicadaughter, who, to tion for this probme, shows signs lem? Any advice of Graves’ disyou can offer ease. She is takwould be helpful. ing thyroid To your — E.G. medication, but I ANSWER: good don’t know if she Graves’ disease is following up health (named after Dr. with her primary Robert Graves: it Dr. Keith doctor. She is NOT a “grave” Roach seems to be in disease) is an augood health, without the toimmune disease in symptoms associated which antibodies attach with the disease. I can’t to the thyroid and stimsay anything to her, as I ulate the thyroid to promight be completely duce more thyroid wrong with my diagno- hormone. Excess thyroid sis, but her lovely eyes hormone causes many show a slight bulging. symptoms, especially Should she see an en- changes to energy level docrinologist for advice? (often too much energy, I don’t want to do the but occasionally too litwrong thing, not know- tle), skin, intestines, ing what I am talking nervous system — alabout. most every tissue in the We have an acquain- body can be affected. tance who has Graves’ Graves’ disease can be

treated with oral medication to reduce thyroid levels, by radioactive iodine or by surgery. I suspect your daughter is taking medication to reduce the thyroid activity. The bulging of the eyes is a very important sign of Graves’ disease. It is not caused by excess thyroid hormone, but rather the antibodies of Graves’ disease cause the fat pad inside the eye to get larger, pushing the eyeball forward in its socket. This occasionally can be a big problem, requiring a specialist in ophthalmology, and sometimes surgery. Since the bulging is caused by the antibodies and not the thyroid hormone, it doesn’t get better even if the Graves’ disease is under control. So there is no reason to suspect that your daughter isn’t being treated properly.

primary-care Both doctors and endocrinologists treat Graves’ disease with medication, but usually only endocrinologists use radioactive iodine, and they tend to be more familiar with the ophthalmologic problem. I usually have my 50 years patients with Graves’ Feb 15, 1963 disease consult an enMrs. Weldon Dill bedocrinologist at least came president of the once. Modern Ways Home Dr. Roach regrets that Demonstration Club durhe is unable to answer ing an election meeting individual letters, but held Tuesday evening in will incorporate them in the county home of Mrs. the column whenever Clarence DeLaet. She will possible. Readers may serve this year with Mrs. email questions to ToY- Garold Schmidt who was ourGoodHealthmed.cor- named vice president; or request an and Mrs. William Gaines order form of available secretary-treasurer. Mrs. health newsletters or Dill succeeds to office mail questions to P.O. Mrs. William Granger. ––––– Box 536475, Orlando, FL Although Supt. James 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be or- Abele and Principal dered from www.rbma- Elmer G. Hinkle were still confined to their homes by illness, the Fort Loramie school was again in operation today following resumption of activity Thursday. YOU DOWN IN CALI- Absenteeism of pupils was relatively high FORNIA DEAR LAST PER- Thursday with 94 of the SON TO LET YOU DOWN: I’m happy to spread the word. Folks, if your children are too young to understand when you tell them the cemetery isn’t a playground, that they must remain quiet, respectful and not touch other people’s property, then they should not be present at the burial. When entering or leaving the cemetery, children and adults should refrain from walking on the graves. Ditto for using it as a dog park. The Golden Rule applies here: Don’t do unto others what you wouldn’t want them to do ONTO you.

Cemeteries’ quiet shattered by kids and dogs DEAR ABBY: on other graves Please use your and “take them to wide reach to edMommy.” Natuucate well-meanrally, the family ing parents about who bought the how their chilflowers come back dren should bea few days later have when and accuses US of visiting cemetertrashing them. ies. I’m a funeral I have seem Dear professional who mourners leave Abby takes pride in precious personal Abigail helping families mementos on honor their her- Van Buren their loved ones’ itage and transition from graves only for kids to grief to recovery. take them as playthings. I especially enjoy help- I have seen kids deface ing to allay children’s grave markers, entertain fears about death and themselves by bouncing cemeteries. rocks off headstones or Often parents allow open up brass and bronze their children to roam the cameos, exposing the phocemetery as if it were a tos to the elements. playground or public The worst is unsuperpark. I have seen kids vised kids running off in pull up expensive flowers packs and gathering up

the little colored flags that are placed to assure a grave gets dug and set up in time for a pending service. Imagine flying in for the burial of a loved one and the grave isn’t ready because some child grabbed the marking flag while the parents stood idly by. Cemetery employees have been fired for this. Parents, please teach your children that their natural curiosity and playfulness should find their outlet in more appropriate settings. And please, keep your dogs at home. You wouldn’t want a stranger’s dog doing his business on your expensive marker or loved one’s grave, would you? — THE LAST PERSON TO LET

Feb. 15, 1938 Miss Anna Woodell, of 640 North Ohio avenue, is in St. Elizabeth hospital at Dayton suffering from a broken left arm, a dislocated shoulder and body injuries, received when she was struck by an automobile at the intersection of North Ohio avenue and Pike street last evening. ––––– W.C. Horr, of Sidney, president and treasurer of Byers Machine Co. at Ravenna, and president of Ohlen-Bishop Saw Co. at Columbus has been elected a director of the Ohio Finance Co. to fill a vacancy on the board caused by a death. ––––– The Shelby county commissioners in action today appropriated the sum of $300 for the purpose of maintaining a home demonstration agent in Shelby county.

approximately 600 failing to answer roll call. About the same rate prevailed today. Influenza has been named generally for the situation, with teachers the first to feel the effects of the disease. Several instructors were still absent today. The school was closed the first three days of the week. ––––– A steady stream of property owners to the treasurer’s office, coupled with unusually heavy receipts by mail, today pushed the total of Shelby county tax collections for the first half of the year toward the total charge of$1,117,000.

25 years Feb 15, 1988 The results have been announced from the recent Elks Hoop Shoot Southwest District Finals held at Piqua High School. Five youngsters from this area were winners and will advance to the state finals on Feb 27 at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware. Winners from the area were follows: Krista as Nichols, first place in girls ages 8 to 9. She was 16 for 25 shots. Scott Schwartz, first place in boys 12-13. He was 25 for 25 shots and represented Sidney Lodge No. 786.. April Parin, third place in girls ages 12-13. Her record was 14 for 25. Additional winners included Rachel Ernst, and Tom Platfoot. Winners of the state finals will advance to regional finals to be held March 19 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Winners of the regionals will advance to national finals, to be held April 15 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Ind. ––––– George Hampton, President of the Terry F. Katterhenry Post 254 Vietnam Veterans of America, recently presented the chapter’s President Award to Michael Lescowitch, 9512 E. Mason Road. Chapter member Marion Alexander, 20870 Ohio 47 East Maplewood was presented the Outstanding Worker Award. The ceremonies, which were attended by Mr. Katterhenry’s family, were held Saturday at the Sidney American Legion Post home. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (4981653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting resumes for a 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician at our Sidney, Ohio facility.

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DESIGNER Innovative Office Solutions, Inc., a local fast growing commercial furniture dealer, is seeking a designer to join our growing team. The candidate must be a patient, organized, and energetic team player. Qualified Applicants Should Meet These Minimum Requirements: • Degree in Interior Design or related field • Advanced computer skills • Proficient in AutoCAD • Skilled at balancing multiple priorities in a fast paced environment This Position Will Involve: • Providing design services, including color boards, renderings, installation drawings and specifications • Analyzing and assessing furniture use and needs • Developing/Executing space planning in AutoCAD/CAP software • Communicating with manufacturers to obtain quotations and product information Please forward resumes to:

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Develops/maintains consultative and liaison relationships with other agencies, programs and individuals in order to cultivate working relationships; ensures adequate consumer care; provides consultative service and/or promotes the coordination and development of mental health services. Provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed. Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with an LSW. Preferred areas of educational emphasis and experience include adolescents, family work, SED youth. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and CPR/First Aid Certification. Verification of current licensure or licensure status a must. Send cover letter and resume to OR: Ellen Dove, HR/PQI Manager Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc. 530 South Main Street Lima, OH 45804 EQUAL PROVIDER OF SERVICES AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FENIX, LLC

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER Full time position at our St. Marys site. Under direction, provides Community Support Services through direct contact with consumers, families and essential others in their natural environment; serves as consumer advocate, acting in the consumer’s best interest at all times; attends Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) development and review meetings; coordinates and monitors appropriateness of all services; provides assistance in crisis situations to stabilize consumer and maintain consumer in the least restrictive treatment setting; provides emergency services; conducts emergency intakes and completes assessments; records consumer progress. Must have at least one year experience working with at-risk youth. Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree with an LSW, and a valid Ohio driver’s license. Verification of current licensure or licensure status a must. Send resume/cover letter to OR: Ellen Dove HR/PQI Manager Family Resource Center 530 South Main Street Lima, OH 45804 EQUAL PROVIDER OF SERVICES AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits. Please send resumes to: HUMAN RESOURCES 319 S. Vine St. Fostoria, OH 44830

Full-Time Openings Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, is accepting applications for the following positions: YARD JOCKEY (2ND SHIFT) PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES PRODUCTION MANAGERS Complete application at: 601 North Stolle Ave Sidney, OH or email resume to:


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This position provides sales and marketing leadership for our 130 bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Piqua, Ohio. Position responsibilities include; sales plans, sales calls, event planning, educational presentations, and electronic referral source management. Additionally, the DCR is responsible for strategic planning and outreach efforts to target physicians and other potential referral sources. The primary focus of this role is to develop strong referral relationships with physicians in order to maximize referrals, enhance revenue, and increase overall census development.

Minimum 3 years experience, Must be able to perform close-tolerance work Send resumes to 2366663

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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR Full time position at the St. Marys site in the Home-Based Treatment program. Provides a range of assessment and mental health counseling and therapy (individual, group, family) to children, adolescents and families; provides direct clinical treatment; engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active changeoriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.

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Must have a valid drivers license. Background check and drug screen required. Benefits available, pay raises 2x a year, and bonuses. Contact Amy Davy by phone at (937)707-8152 Email:

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TELLER We have a teller position available and are seeking individuals who are customer focused and have a strong desire to help our clients meet their financial objectives. As a teller, you are an important part of our branch team through the excellent customer service you provide. To submit your resume and to review the job description and position requirements, please visit our website at and click on the Careers tab to view all job openings.

MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for a home supervisor to perform in home care in Sidney (Full Time). You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, medication supervision. Working in a fun atmosphere. Experience preferred. We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/GED, be highly self-motivated and have superb ethics. If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call (567)890-7500

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TELLER POSITIONS, 2 Full time. Troy - Rotating Saturdays. Sidney - Rotating Saturdays and Sundays. Experience preferred. Mutual Federal Savings Bank., (937)773-9900.

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Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking an experienced Refrigeration Unit Technician for its Sidney terminal.

MANUFACTURING POSITIONS No Experience Necessary – (will train) Mechanical Galv-Plating, is accepting applications for First, Second and Third Shift. Candidates must have a telephone and valid driver’s license. Some heavy lifting is required. Starting pay based on job classification, experience and qualifications. Benefits: Shift Premiums, paid vacation and sick leave, 401k with company match, medical and life insurance, and attendance rewards.

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2 BEDROOM, Sidney, appliances, air, Washer/ Dryer hookup, Trash paid, No pets, $460, (937)394-7265 3 BEDROOM Duplex. 714 Spruce. No Pets. Metropolitan accepted. $425/ month + $425 deposit. (937)596-6634 AMHERST COUNTRY VILLAS 1 bedroom, most utilities paid Laundry room on site NO PETS! $465 monthly Plus Deposit

ANNA, Large upstairs efficiency apartment. Stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. Water paid, $365 monthly + deposit. (937)394-7253

INTERNET MANAGER Must have at least 2 years in auto sales experience. Excellent pay plan. Send resume to: Anderson Ford Box 129 Bellefontaine, OH 43111 or email:




3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath in excellent neighborhood on Foraker Ave (766). Interior completely remodeled. No pets. References and $650 deposit required. $625 (937)638-5707.



2 BEDROOM, appliances, garage, lawn care. $480 monthly plus deposit. No pets. (937)492-5271

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STNAs, Seeking FT and PT State tested nursing assistant's to do home health care. We service Sidney, Piqua and Troy. Home health experience preferred but not necessary. Great starting pay, vacation and a great company to work for. For immediate consideration, call Ami at (866)575-2477.

Class A CDL license, 2 years experience and good driving record required. Local Runs! (937)492-8309 Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

SIDNEY, 489 Stonecastle, 2 Bedroom, gas heat, ac, 1 car garage, $585 Monthly, (937)638-7982, (937)497-1053


2 BEDROOM house & 2 BEDROOM condo, great locations! Call for details (937)726-6089.

3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, garage, central air, appliances, 12X20 building. 1527 Cedarbrook, $675 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1329

407 THIRD Avenue, newly remodeled, appliances, AC, deposit required, no pets, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, $475. (937)492-7409.

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

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LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own home, stays to the end. 20 years experience, references. Dee at (937)751-5014.

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OFFICE SPACE, 956 sq ft, located on St. Marys Avenue, Kitchenette, bathroom, most utilities paid, ample parking, $450 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921

COUNTRY HOME for sale, Fairlawn school district. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths on 5 acres. (937)726-1823

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LEATHER FURNITURE, 4 piece set: couch, 2 chairs, Ottoman/coffee table, espresso in color, asking $900. Call (937)339-4469. PISTOLS/ AMMO, S&W 40cal, Model 4046, stainless steel, $595, S&W 9mm, Model 6906, compact, stainless steel, $525, H&R 32 auto, older gun, nice gun, works great, $395, Ammo, 30-30, 30-06, 7.62x54, 380 Auto, .223, Call (937)698-6362 Chuck SNOW BLOWER 2003 5hp, Self propelled, 20" cut. Briggs and Stratton engine. New tires, Runs great. $225 obo. (937)498-9147

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2008 FORD Explorer Ltd V8/4WD Ltd, Black, with Black interior, 91,000 miles. Rear, 4WD, V-8, Gas, Auto, Fully Loaded and in terrific shape. Leather with heated front seats, power 3rd row seats, Voice activated SYNC with NAV and Sirius, power running boards, keyless entry, programmable driver's seat and adjustable brake pedal, heated windshield, class III/IV trailer tow package, power moonroof, luggage rack. New battery and brakes. All maintenance performed for the life of the vehicle. Records available at local dealer. One owner, a non-smoker, with clean Car Fax $19,500. (937)441-3332

TV, 46Inch, Mitsubishi, $200, excellent picture, Heater, 70,000BTU kerosene Pro Temp, thermostat $175, Reddy heater, propane, tank, regulator, $75, (937)570-5297

CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Call us (937)269-9567.

Call for an appointment today! (937)497-7763

WANTED: Farm land. Rent or buy. Orange, Green, Brown, Springcreek townships. PO Box 4223 Sidney OH 45365

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies, 7 weeks old. Tails docked, vet checked, shots. Red Merles and Tris. (937)726-6289 or (937)693-1515 BANTAM BULLDOG, male, 6 months old, housebroken, crate trained, neutered, shots up to date. Call for more i n f o r m a t i o n ! (937)726-4724. PUPPIES, Yorkie-Poo, Females, $395, also 6 month old CKC male Miniature Poodle, $275, (419)925-4339

FODDER SYSTEMS, Feed your animals clean greens year round. Grow your own fodder with our systems. Small systems for the little guy or bigger ones built to fit your needs. www.fodder, $235 fodder fe e d s o r g @ y a h o o. c o m . (937)489-8454.

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

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AR MAGAZINES, 4 USGI .223/5.56 30rd, 1 colt, 2 okay ind/colt, 1 unmarked all with green followers, excellent condition. $225 (937)492-9032. RIFLE, Bushmaster, AR Carbon-15 5.56, Nato or .223 with red dot, $2500, (937)658-0318

BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (937)710-4603

FIREWOOD, fully seasoned, all hard wood, oak hickory, ash. $130 full cord. Delivered in Shelby County. NO checks. (937)492-2821.

CEMETERY PLOT, Pearl Cemetery, 25A Sidney, $350, (937)507-1894

LEGAL NOTICE Clinton Township Board of Zoning Appeals Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio The Clinton Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Clinton Township Meeting Building at 429 North Fourth Ave. in Sidney, Ohio at 7:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review a request to a Conditional use for outside storage at 1299 & 1377 Riverside Drive. The meeting is open to the public all parties are welcome to attend. Michael Goubeaux, Zoning Administrator Feb. 15 2367064

LEGAL NOTICE Clinton Township Board of Zoning Appeals Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio The Clinton Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Clinton Township Meeting Building at 429 North Fourth Ave. in Sidney, Ohio at 7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review a request to a Conditional use for outside storage at 1499 Riverside Drive. The meeting is open to the public all parties are welcome to attend. Michael Goubeaux, Zoning Administrator Feb. 15

PUBLIC NOTICE The preparation and distribution of this news release is to inform the general public of Shelby County Juvenile Court’s use of FFP funding pursuant to an agreement executed between Shelby County Juvenile Court, Shelby County Commissioners and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with cooperation from Shelby County Job and Family Services on August 5, 2011. The preparation and distribution of this news release is required pursuant to the agreement if the revenue threshold has exceeded $4,999.99 in calendar year 2012. FFP funds are used to improve children and youth services in Shelby County, with special emphasis given to specialized placements for high risk youth and reducing the number of placements in state funded correctional institutions. Funds were used for contract services in claims administration. Beginning balance of the fund was $0 when the process began and the ending balance on 12/31/12 was $51,504.13. Total FFP funding received was $66,030.94 and total FFP expenditures for 2012 were $14,526.81. Feb. 15 2366644




CEMETERY PLOTS @ Forest Hill. 6 separate plots in old section, lot 52 front. $400 per plot. (703)250-5720 CEMETERY VAULTS (2), at Miami Memorial Park in Covington, asking $800 each or both for $1600. (937)361-7004

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2005 CADILLAC CTS, silver, 127,000 miles. FULLY LOADED!! Get a great car at a great price!! $8000. (937)418-4029

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LEGAL NOTICE Request for Qualifications/Proposals Shelby County requests qualification statements and request for proposals from qualified professional planning, community development, economic development, and/or other qualified consulting firms to perform necessary functions in the development of grant applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), environmental review records, fair housing programs, applications, and administration and implementation of Shelby County’s FY2013 Community Housing Improvement Program, Economic Development Grant, Water and Sewer, and other grants that we may qualify for in years 2013 through 2015. All such proposals must be responsible to the scope of services section of this RFP and must meet the content of proposal criteria. The complete RFQ/RFP may be obtained from Dianna Reisinger, Executive Director of Shelby County Regional Planning Commission at 937/498-7273. Offerors are invited to submit one original and one copy of their response to: Dianna Reisinger, Shelby County Regional Planning Commission, 129 E. Court St., 2nd Flr., Sidney OH 45365 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Feb. 15 2366602 NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING FY2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Shelby County intends to apply to the State of Ohio Development Services Agency to access funding available under the fiscal year 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program in addition to any other Office of Community Development-administered programs which the County may be eligible for in FY 2013. Shelby County may apply for funding under the following programs: Community Development Block Grant Program; Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP); Emergency Shelter Grant Program; Homeless Assistance Grant Program; Housing Assistance Grant Program; Housing Development Assistance Program; Microenterprise Business Development Program; New Horizons Fair Housing Program; Training and Technical Assistance Grant Program; Interim Use of CDBG Funds for Economic Development; Community Distress Program; Other ED, Infrastructure, or Job Creation Programs; and any new programs announced under the Community Development Program. The CDBG program provides a flexible community development resource to address locally identified needs that are eligible CDBG activities and qualify under the national objective of lowand moderate-income (LMI) benefit or elimination of slum and blight. The funds can be used for housing rehabilitation, economic development and public works improvements. The first of the required two public hearings for this comprehensive grant program will be convened in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 1st Floor of Shelby County Annex. The hearing shall commence at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, to provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG program, including an explanation of eligible activities and program requirements. Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing to provide their input on Shelby County’s CDBG program. Should any participant require auxiliary aids due to disability, please contact this office at least one week prior to the hearing date to ensure needs will be accommodated. By order of the Board of Shelby County Commissioners, Julie Ehemann, Chairman Feb. 15 2366604


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OVER 200 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 16 foot. 40 horse electric start Evinrude motor. 40lb thrust Bow Mount trolling motor & trailer all in very good condition. $4000. (937)638-9090

1996 SYLVAN PRO SELECT 17 foot with 90 horse Johnson with troll plate & rod holders for trolling and 55lb thrust Minnkota trolling motor (new last year). New tires on trailer last spring. $7500. (937)638-1089

2003 FORD F150 SUPER CAB V6, 5-speed manual, AM/FM/CD, cruise control, cold AC. $7700. (937)638-1832

2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 39000 miles, new tires, bed liner, remote start, $8500, excellent condition (937)667-9859

Loosie ~Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix, Young Female

Titan ~ Pit Bull /Shep- Jack ~ Lab/Australian Copper ~ Beagle/English herd Mix, Young Male

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Sidney gets top North awards The Greater Western Ohio Conference announced its alll e a g u e wrestlers this week, and for the third year in a row, a Sidney wrestler was named the North Division Athlete of the Year. That honor McCracken went to senior 138-pounder Mason Calvert, who won a conference championship, earned the North Most Valuable Wrestler honor at the league meet, and is currently 29-3 on the season. He was one of 11 Sidney wrestlers to receive All-North mention, and in addition, head coach Jim McCracken was named the North Coach of the Year.

McCracken led his team to an overall third-place finish in the GWOC Tournament, and first among North Division teams. In duals, Sidney finished 15-2 overall, and 5-0 against North opponents. And in the first-ever Ohio High School Athletic Association Team Tournament, the Jackets advanced to the regional finals before losing to No. 5-ranked Oregon Clay. The only two teams to beat Sidney this season were Oregon Clay and Versailles, and they both advanced to the state competition in the team tournament. Also named to the first team North along with Mason Calvert were his brother Logan Calvert at 145, Alex Willman at 120 and Garrick Ginter at 160 pounds.

Willman is 27-11 and was third in the GWOC tournament, Logan Calvert was a GWOC tournament champion and is 28-9, and Ginter placed third in the tournament and is 32-7 this season. All three are sophomores. Named to the second team were freshman Kyle Pierce at 106, senior Jacob Sharp at 113, sophomore Jared Tangeman at 126, junior Ryan Penley at 152, senior Jacob Lochard at 195 and senior Maurice Ickes at 285. Pierce was fifth in the tournament and is 19-7 on the year, Sharp was sixth in a tough weight class at the GWOC and is 25-12, Tangeman is 14-13, Penley was sixth in the tournament and is 22-13, Lochard is currently 24-14, and Ickes was fourth in the tournament and is 23-14.

Junior Rhett Rosengarten at 132 was named to the Special Mention list and is 15-12 on the year. Sidney will next compete in the sectional tournament this weekend at Centerville, with the top four in each weight class advancing to the district. “This sectional is going to be a dogfight, with many of the top programs in the area included,” said McCracken. All-GWOC Wrestling North Division First team — Dylan Sharp, Vandalia, 106; Josh Heidkamp, Vandalia, 113; Alex Willman, Sidney, 120; Mason Perkins, Troy, 126; Kendall Newell,Vandalia, 132; Mason Calvert, Sidney, 138; Logan Calvert, Sidney, 145; Noah Phillips, Vandalia, 152; Garrick Ginter, Sidney, 160; Adrien Henderson, Trotwood, 170; Kevin McGraw,

Troy, 182; Drew Durand, Piqua, 195; Nathan Martin, Vandalia, 220; Alex Dalton, Troy, 285. Coach of the Year — Jim McCracken, Sidney Athlete of the Year — Mason Calvert, Sidney Second team — Kyle Pierce, Sidney, 106; Jacob Sharp, Sidney, 113; Thomas Sparks, Vandalia, 120; Jared Tangeman, Sidney, 126; Nelson Roberts, Greenville, 132; Hunter Bryant, Piqua, 138; Case Kindred, Piqua, 145; Ryan Penley, Sidney, 152; Luke Schlosser, Troy, 160; Devon Burke, Trotwood, 170; Anthony Grayson, Trotwood, 182; Jacob Lochard, Sidney, 195; Andrew Kostecka, Troy, 220; Maurice Ickes, Sidney, 285. Special Mention — Neno Brown, Trotwood, 113; Steven Lewis, Vandalia, 126; Rhett Rosengarten, Sidney, 132; Elon Hogstn, Piqua, 182; Nick Woodruff, Greenville, 220.

Anna rolls to 90-15 win in D-III play TIPP CITY — Anna head coach Jack Billing knew going into the game that his Lady Rockets had a huge advantage over Dayton Northridge. Boy, was he right. The Lady Rockets, the No. 2 seed in the Division III Sectional at Tipp City, shut out Northridge in the first quarter, 38-0, and went on to post a 90-15 victory to advance to the semifinals. They will take a 19-4 record into action next Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Tipp against Dixie, which had a first-round bye. “We knew we should win, said Billing after the game. “We wanted to come out and play hard.” Northridge had no chance against Anna’s early pressure, and by the time the game was over, the Lady Rockets had forced the Lady Polar Bears into over 40 turnovers. Anna led 57-4 at the half and 78-8 after three periods. Three players reached double figures for Anna, led by Natalie Billing with 26. Avery Bensman added 17 and Cayla Bensman 10. Anna also had 46 rebounds in the win.

was finished at 8-1. The win leaves the two teams tied for the championship. Overall, the Lady Rangers are 19-3 and will open Division IV sectional play at Coldwater on Feb. 23 against the St. Henry-Marion Local winner. The Lady Rangers had to rally in the second half to earn a share of the conference crown. Coldwater led 13-9 after a quarter, then outscored Knoxville 8-2 in the second period to open up a 21-11 lead at the half. But Knoxville returned the favor, outscoring Coldwater by 10 in the third quarter to draw even. Haley Horstman had 20 points to lead Knoxville. New Knoxville (45) Horstman 6-7-20; Schroer 1-0-2; Reineke 1-3-5; Lammers 2-2-6; Leffel 0-2-2; Lehman 4-1-9. Totals: 14-15-45. Coldwater (40) Muhlenkamp 3-0-6; Hemelgarn 11-3; A. Dues 1-0-2; B. Dues 2-0-4; Welsch 2-3-7; Bruns 3-0-6; Sudhoff 10-2; Kanney 4-0-10. Totals: 17-4-40. Score by quarters: New Knoxville ................9 11 26 45 Coldwater......................13 21 26 40 Three-pointers: NK 1 (Horstman); Coldwater 2 (Kanney). Records: New Knoxville 19-3, Coldwater 13-9.


Northridge (15) Versailles advances Howard 1-0-2; Harmon 1-0-2; TIPP CITY — ThirdAalim 2-0-4; Johnson 1-0-2; King 1-0seeded Versailles advanced to 2; Smith 1-0-3. Totals: 7-0-15. the D-III semifinals with a 52Anna (90) A. Bensman 6-5-17; Huber 2-3-7; 22 rout of West Liberty. C. Bensman 2-0-5; Blankenship 3-2-8; Versailles used a 15-0 run Billing 13-2-6; C. Bensman 4-2-10; to go up 19-2, and 12 of the Watercutter 4-0-8; Noffsinger 2-0-5; points came from Katie HeckNiekamp 1-0-2. Totals: 36-14-90. man, who finished with 14 for Score by quarters: Northridge ........................0 4 8 15 the game. Anna .............................38 57 78 90 Versailles is now 20-3 and Three-pointers: Anna 2 (C. meets Arcanum Wednesday in Bensman, Noffsinger); Northridge 0. the semifinals. Records: Anna 19-4, Northridge Versailles (52) 4-19. A. Winner 2-0-4, McEldowney 1-0Next game: Wednesday, 6 p.m., 3, Pothast 2-0-4, Puthoff 4-0-8, Hecksemifinals vs. Dixie. man 7-0-14, Prenger 1-0-2, Kremer —— 3-0-8, Winner 1-0-2, Harman 2-0-4, Bruns 1-0-2. Totals: 24-1-52. New Knoxville West Liberty-Salem (22) wins share of MAC Daulton 1-3-5, Ward 5-2-12, Cox 1COLDWATER — New 0-2, Frederick 1-0-2, Etgen 0-1-1. ToKnoxville cleared a formida- tals: 8-6-22. Score by quarters: ble obstacle Thursday and as Versailles ......................13 27 47 52 a result, shares in the Mid- West Liberty-Salem .......2 8 16 22 west Athletic Conference girls Three-pointers: Versailles 3: McEldowney, Kremer (2); West Libbasketball championship. The Lady Rangers went erty 0. Records: Versailles 20-3, West into Thursday’s regular-sea- Liberty-Salem 9-14. son finale at Coldwater at 7-1 Next game: Wednesday, 7:30, in the MAC, while Versailles semifinals vs. Arcanum


KAYLA BLANKENSHIP drives on Northridge’s Trinity Howard in Division III Sectional Tournament action at Tipp City. Anna rolled to a 90-15 win.

GWOC administrators approve changing football starting time School administrators from the Greater Western Ohio Conference, which includes Sidney, approved a proposal Wednesday to start Friday night football games at 7 p.m. instead of the customary 7:30. The new kickoff time will

begin with the 2013 season. GWOC commissioner Eric Spahr said the emphasis on the passing game was the main reason school administrators took a look at the issue. Each incomplete pass stops the clock, and games weren’t

ending until at least 10:30 and sometimes later. Spahr said the change only affects divisional and crossover games, meaning non-league games will likely remain at 7:30. The decision came after a two-month study.

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Reds’ OF Hamilton gets Sidney, NB selling tickets chance to speed up career GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Billy Hamilton is getting a chance to speed up his career by doing more than just stealing bases. The 22-year-old outfielder with record-setting speed is in spring training with the Cincinnati Reds for the first time. He’s projected to start the season at Triple-A Louisville, where he can continue learning to play center field and becoming a switch-hitter. If he has a solid spring with the Reds, he’ll boost his standing with the front office and manager Dusty Baker, who has seen very little of him. Baker wants to see how he does things other than just stealing. “To play winning there are baseball, things you have to do other than just steal,” Baker said on Thursday. “Switch-hitting is new for him. Playing a new position is new for him. Those are things that you need to work on and to be able to do them, you’ve got to play. If you have an honor student as a freshman, are you going to graduate him right away?” Hamilton set a professional record by stealing 155 bases last season at Single-A and Double-A. He’s on track to start in center field for Cincinnati during the 2014

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CINCINNATI REDS outfielder Billy Hamilton is interviewed near Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs at the Reds Hall of Fame Jan. 24 in Cincinnati. Hamilton stole a minor-league record 155 bases last season in the Reds’ farm system. season, if he can become comfortable with his new position and his new batting style. The Reds think he can reach base more frequently if he’s a switch-hitter who can bunt. “It is tough to learn to switch-hit,” said Hamilton, who is a natural right-handed hitter. “I’ve been doing a good job with it. I need more work at it. The more I keep working at it, the better I’m going to get. I am looking forward to what happens because it could be a big plus for my game.” He’s also learning a new position as well. Zack Cozart established himself as Cincinnati’s starting shortstop with a solid rookie season.

Hamilton, who played shortstop throughout his career, was moved to center field at the end of last season, getting acquainted with the job during the Arizona Fall League. The Reds sent center fielder Drew Stubbs to Cleveland and got ShinSoo Choo to play the position for this season, leaving an opening for Hamilton in the future. His first experience in center last fall went as expected. “I made some mistakes, which was good,” Hamilton said. “I have a lot of things to work on, so I need to learn from mistakes. They just threw me out there. The angles to the ball are different from play-

ing shortstop. The key is getting the angles right, getting to the ball or playing the wall to prevent triples. That’s the main thing I’ve learned.” Hamilton played in a few spring training games last year as a minor leaguer. This will be Baker’s first chance to see him for an extended time. “I’m interested in getting to know him as a person and getting to know him as a player, to see him first-hand,” Baker said. “I look at what he needs to improve on and what he’s doing good at right now. We want to enhance the things he’s doing well and try to teach him how to do the things he doesn’t do well.” The Reds also want to help him polish his stealing. Hamilton will have to learn to read pitchers’ moves better and understand what it takes to steal consistently with better catchers there to throw him out. “I’ve seen speed before,” Baker said. “We’re all amazed by speed, but learning how to harness it is next. I played with one of the fastest men in baseball, Ralph Garr. He was my roommate. I’ve played with some speed guys. The only common denominator is that they all walk slow. They all like Mickey walk Rivers.”

girls basketball team will open tournament play Tuesday against Minster at Coldwater at about 8 p.m. (second game). Tickets for the game will be sold Tuesday at the junior high from 8to-8:15 a.m. and at the high school from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and all tickets at New Bremen The New Bremen the door will be $6.

Sidney High is selling tickets for its boys tournament basketball game on Feb. 23 at Centerville against Wayne. Game time is 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the high school athletic office, room D102, until 3 p.m. the day before the game. Tickets are $6 and all tickets at the door will be $7.

Correction: Lehman-SM Tuesday In the Lehman pre-game article in Thursday’s paper, it was stated that Lehman will host St. Marys Saturday night inboys basketball. Actually, the game is next Tuesday night at Lehman.

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports 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 Boys basketball Botkins at Lima Perry Marion Local at Russia Minster at Troy New Bremen at Spencerville New Knoxville at Crestview —— MONDAY Girls basketball Division I Sectional At Lebanon Sidney vs. Edgewood, 7:30

BASKETBALL High school Thursday's Scores The Associated Press Girls Basketball Bluffton 46, Delphos Jefferson 42 Celina 75, Elida 60 Continental 32, Kalida 26 Convoy Crestview 55, Columbus Grove 30 Harrod Allen E. 32, Lima Cent. Cath. 30 Lima Bath 52, Ottawa-Glandorf 42 Lima Perry 48, Vanlue 36 Maria Stein Marion Local 61, Rockford Parkway 39 New Bremen 49, Delphos St. John's 45 New Knoxville 45, Coldwater 40 St. Henry 50, Ft. Recovery 39 Van Wert Lincolnview 68, Spencerville 51 Wapakoneta 69, Lima Shawnee 58 Waynesfield-Goshen 68, CoryRawson 51 Tournament Division I Lebanon 48, Beavercreek 47 Division II Bellbrook 92, Monroe 30 Spring. Kenton Ridge 74,

Spring. NE 28 Urbana 60, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 49 Division III Anna 90, Day. Northridge 15 Versailles 52, West LibertySalem 22 Division IV Day. Miami Valley 51, Cin. College Prep. 46 National Basketball

NBA glance Association The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York . . . . . 32 18 .640 — Brooklyn . . . . . 31 22 .585 2½ Boston . . . . . . . 28 24 .538 5 Philadelphia . . 22 29 .431 10½ Toronto . . . . . . 21 32 .396 12½ Southeast Division — Miami . . . . . . . 35 14 .714 7 Atlanta . . . . . . 29 22 .569 21 Washington . . . 15 36 .294 Orlando . . . . . . 15 37 .288 21½ Charlotte . . . . . 12 40 .231 24½ Central Division Indiana . . . . . . 32 21 .604 — 1½ Chicago . . . . . . 30 22 .577 5 Milwaukee. . . . 26 25 .510 Detroit . . . . . . . 21 33 .389 11½ Cleveland . . . . 16 37 .302 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB — San Antonio. . . 42 12 .778 7½ Memphis . . . . . 33 18 .647 Houston . . . . . . 29 26 .527 13½ 18 Dallas . . . . . . . 23 29 .442 New Orleans . . 19 34 .358 22½ Northwest Division — Oklahoma City 39 13 .750 7 Denver . . . . . . . 33 21 .611 10 Utah. . . . . . . . . 30 24 .556 Portland. . . . . . 25 28 .472 14½ 19 Minnesota . . . . 19 31 .380 Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . . 38 17 .691 — 6½ Golden State . . 30 22 .577 12 L.A. Lakers . . . 25 28 .472 Sacramento . . . 19 35 .352 18½ 20 Phoenix . . . . . . 17 36 .321 Wednesday's Games San Antonio 96, Cleveland 95 Indiana 101, Charlotte 77 Atlanta 108, Orlando 76 Boston 71, Chicago 69 Toronto 92, New York 88 Brooklyn 119, Denver 108 Detroit 96, Washington 85 Utah 97, Minnesota 93 New Orleans 99, Portland 63 Milwaukee 94, Philadelphia 92 Dallas 123, Sacramento 100 L.A. Clippers 106, Houston 96 Thursday's Games Miami at Oklahoma City, inc. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, inc.

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OHIO STATE’S Aaron Craft, left, and Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina reach for a rebound during the

first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus Thursday.

Bucks survive upset bid COLUMBUS (AP) — Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and No. 13 Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern 69-59 on Thursday night, the Buckeyes’ 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 12 points — all in the first half — with Sam Thompson getting 11 and Amir Williams had a career-high 10 for the Buckeyes (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten). Pesky Northwestern (13-12, 4-8) led throughout the second half despite having only seven scholarship players due to injuries. Tre Demps led the Wildcats with 16 points, Reggie Hearn had 12 and Dave Sobolewski 10. No one would have been surprised to see the Buckeyes blow out the

Wildcats. They held a 111-45 upper hand alltime against Northwestern, including 65-14 in home games. The last time a Northwestern team had won in Columbus was Feb. 24, 1977 — when the original Star Wars was up for best picture and the Cincinnati Reds reigned as World Series champs. Also, the Wildcats were wounded. They recently lost starter Jared Swopshire, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after being hurt Feb. 9 at Iowa. Drew Crawford, who is on the cover of the media guide after averaging 16.1 points a game last season, has missed the entire season with a shoulder injury. Also sidelined are Sanjay Lumpkin (wrist), 7-foot-2 Chier Ajou (knee) and 7-0

Alex Olah (upper body). Only seven scholarship players were available to coach Bill Carmody due to the injuries and another player lost to a disciplinary problem. But the Wildcats led by four points for several minutes down the stretch. They led 54-52 on a three-point play by Kale Abrahamson, who had driven the left baseline and then tossed in the layup while being fouled with 5:15 left. Ohio State countered with Thomas, who had struggled with his shot and with sticky defensive coverage all night, getting fouled after he muscled in a bucket. His three-point play put the Buckeyes ahead 55-54. The lead grew to three moments later when, after a Northwestern miss, Thompson

scored on a layup. But Demps, who was 4 of 6 behind the arc, drilled one from the right wing to tie it again with 3:24 remaining as an uneasy crowd of 15,842 at Value City Arena took a break. And the Buckeyes took over. Thomas scored in traffic and drew the fifth foul on Abrahamson with 3:03 left. Hearn drove from the left side and his shot, which could have tied it, instead sat on the back of the iron for a full two seconds before falling. Aaron Craft, who had seven points, three rebounds and six assists, then drove through the heart of the Northwestern zone and flipped in a left-handed layup to push the lead to 61-57 with 1:52 remaining.

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