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Anna blasts Dixie • The Anna Lady Rockets had no trouble winning their first tournament game, blasting outclassed Dixie 100-30 in the Division III Sectional Basketball Tournament. 13A

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Verti Lee Chaffins • Lucille E. Rumpff • Merle E. Hughes • Mary Alice (McCarty) DiPadova

INDEX Anna/Botkins......................1B City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................4-6B Comics ...............................3B Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope........................12A Let Yourself Go ...................7A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Religion............................8-9A Senior Living................10-11A Sports .........................13-15A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20.............12A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..16A Youth ..................................2B

TODAY’S THOUGHT “I am content to define history as the past events of which we have knowledge and refrain from worrying about those of which we have none — until, that is, some archaeologist digs them up.” — Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (1912-1989) For more on today in history, turn to Page 3B.

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Local man indicted in bank robbery BELLEFONTAINE — A Jackson Center man suspected of robbing the Huntington National Bank, 201 E. Columbus Ave., has been indicted in two Bellefontaine robberies and a burglary of his sister’s home. Yaeger Christopher Yaeger, 34, faces two charges of robbery and single counts of burglary and grand theft in indictments filed Tuesday morning by a Logan County grand jury. According to the indictments, Yaeger is accused of robbing the Dollar General Store, 884 E. Sandusky Ave., on Nov. 4, 2011. On Dec. 9, 2011, he allegedly robbed the Huntington and broke into the home of Ashley Savage, 850 E. Sandusky Ave. He allegedly took a television, jewelry and a 20-gauge shotgun. During the Huntington robbery, he reportedly demanded

$900 from the teller. While at the Dollar General, he allegedly tried to get a clerk to open the safe. The clerk was unable to open the safe and Yaeger allegedly demanded money from the cash register. Authorities in Logan and Shelby counties were both on the lookout for Yaeger after stolen weapons were reportedly found in the home of a relative. He was arrested on Jan. 30 in Indianapolis by U.S. Marshals from Dayton and Indianapolis along with a deputy from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. He was listed by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office as one of Shelby County’s most wanted in January. Yaeger was arraigned on Feb. 8 in Shelby County Common Pleas Court and he pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, a felony of the second degree. He allegedly entered a Shelby County home at 20015 State Route 119, Maplewood, and took jewelry and a firearm on Nov. 29, 2011. Yaeger remains in custody at the Shelby County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.

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Pump project Dayton distribution maintenance supervisor for True North Energy, Mike Stanley, of Dayton, helps install a new gas pump at the Shell station next to Arby’s in Sidney Wednesday. The station is replacing all its pumps with new ones that will help combat credit card fraud. Work on the pumps began Tuesday and was expected to be finished sometime in the evening Wednesday.

Alleged assault victim testifies Second day of Seitz retrial BY RACHEL LLOYD Day two of the Jamie Seitz retrial opened Wednesday at Shelby County Common Pleas Court with the cross-examination of the alleged victim, Scarlet Ashworth, and also featured testimony from a woman who purportedly was another girlfriend of Seitz’s and numerous text messages sent to her which confess to beating Ashworth and intending to kill her, Seitz, 46, 1510 W. North St., Piqua, is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and three counts of kidnapping following an incident in December 2010 in which he allegedly beat Ashworth and physically prevented her from leaving over a period of several hours at an apartment he rented in Sidney, in addition to later transporting her against her will to his home in Piqua. The cross-examination of Ashworth, 28, of Tipp City, took more than 2 1/2 hours, as lead defense attorney Christopher Bucio called into question her credibility, forcing her to admit that she had at first concealed her intimate relationship with Seitz from the police. Bucio also

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ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER Bucio tries to make a point to Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer (seated at left) during a recess in court Wednesday, while defendant Jamie Seitz (right) takes advantage of the break to reach for a drink. accused Ashworth of starting Ashworth said she went to the the details she has provided. the physical altercation on the apartment “on the grounds he He questioned the seriousnight in question, which she de- said he was going to leave me ness of her injuries, noting she nied, stating she did not strike there and leave.” drove approximately 150 miles Seitz in the head with a toilet The attorney repeatedly the day following the incident tank lid until after he had hit called into question Ash- before going to the hospital for her several times and strangled worth’s honesty and the relia- treatment, despite her claims her to the point of unconscious- bility of her memory, bringing that she could barely see from ness. up discrepancies in state- the swelling to her eyes and Bucio noted that Ashworth ments she has made, her re- could barely walk. had gone to the apartment with luctance to give authorities “Should I have been driving? Seitz voluntarily, even though the complete facts of her relaSee TESTIFIES/Page 12A the two had argued earlier, and tionship and inconsistencies in



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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller dismissed a felony breaking and entering charge against Mathew P. Stansell, 26, at large, because he has been ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $2,500 was continued in the case. • Felony domestic violence charges against Timothy W. Browning, 38, 504 N. Main Ave., were dismissed at the request of the prosecutor. • A domestic violence charge against Lucas G. Jones, 32, 720 Michigan St., was dismissed by the state because he is serving a prison sentence. • Nancy L. Gist, 50, 501 1/2 N. West Ave., was fined $200 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to attempted theft. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Louis H. Beaucamp, 19, 380 Blackfoot Trail, Piqua, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 13 days in jail, with credit for three days served, on a complicity charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. The court suspended $75 of the fine and he will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of five days jail. If fines and costs are paid in full, another five days jail may be reconsidered. On a criminal trespassing charge, he was fined $150 and costs. • Tiffany S. Johnson, 23, at large, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 13 days in jail with credit for three days served, on a criminal trespassing charge. She will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of five days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days jail may be reconsidered. • David M. Michael, 30, 2544 Lindsey Road, was fined $150 and costs on a charge of driving while under restrictions that was amended to driving without a license. A companion traffic light violation was dismissed at the request of the law director. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs of $136 (unless noted) for various violations as follows:

Leigh A. Bashore, 42, 319 W. Parkwood St., following too closely. Jacob A. Ferguson, 19, 1720 Fair Oaks Drive, speeding, $211. Logan R. Wallace, 22, 10 Belle Circle, Botkins, speeding, $135. Daniel W. Bowman, 41, 2599 State Route 29 N, speeding, $135. Robbie E. Copeland, 42, 6708 Palestine St., Pemberton, seatbelt, $116. Joyce G. Mitchell, 48, 8282 Lochard Road, speeding, $135. Daniel K. Coy, 48, 3237 Leatherwood Creek Road, following too closely. Charlotte A. Findley, 43, 15333 Wells Road, Anna, speeding, $135. Thomas B. Kimbler, 20, 509 Heatherway, improper backing. Ashley A. Schroeder, 27, 325 E. Edgewood St., following too closely, $126. Gina L. Boerger, 35, 580 Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, speeding, $135. Tanisha D. Sims, 24, 2520 S. Vandemark Road, forfeited a $182 bond for speeding. Civil cases Lima Radiological Associates v. Bryan and Crystal Herd, 581 W. Hoewisher Road, $110. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa Baker, 309 N. Walnut Ave., $144.34. Capital One Bank (USA), Richmond, Va. v. Joshua Hollingsworth, 108 Brookside Drive, Unit A, Anna, $1,195.91. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va. v. Shelly A. Meeker, 7741 Hughes Road, Houston, $2,901.71. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va. v. John Welch, 7571 Hoying Road, $3,864.17. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. Chad and Shelly McLain, 216 Piper St., $177.14. Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus v. Lacy M. Longacre, 358 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, $1,434.68. Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus v. Eugene E. Ashworth, 525 N. Vandemark Road, $2,269.97. Capital One Bank (USA), Richmond, Va. v. Anthony Phillips, 503 N. Main St., Jackson Center, $1,204.39. FIA Card Services, Wilmington, Del. v. Virgil D. Foster, 18575 State Route 47E, $5,380.99.


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CACH LLC, Louisville, Ky. v. Thomas Mertz, 212 Forest St., Apt. 4, $3,256.04. CACH LLC, Louisville, Ky. v. John B. Tatum, 1370 Maple Leaf Court, $3,003.64. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. James R. Polhamus, P.O. Box 375, Christiansburg, $1,811.87. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jeremy Lyons, 225 E. Court St., Apt. 1, $2,838.90. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Norman C. Kreiger Jr., 10061 State Route 47 West, $2,972.90. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Scott M. Kolker, 652 S. Roosevelt Ave., Piqua, $1,809.25. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Teresa L. Kiser, 3404 Chickasaw Court, $1,437.46. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Chad A. Johns, 106 High St., $1,871.05. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Randy A. Gates, 541 Wilburn Ave., Marion, $3,428.50. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Alan R. Winner, 48 N. Garfield St., Minster, $3,529.80. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Robert Conley, 111 Bowman Ave., Tipp City, $1,137.23. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Danny M. Campbell, 522 Franklin Ave., $1,753.63. M & R Northtown Apartments, Fort Loramie, v. Bruce Hall, 712 Countryside Lane, Apt. 2, $11,640.65. Wellas Brothers Inc., 105 Shie Drive, Anna v. Brian and Robin Ison, 408 Tamala Ave., Anna, $310.13. CACH LLC, Denver, Colo., v. Wanda F. Turner, 17148 Sidney-Plattsville Road, $5,378.26. CACH LLC, Denver, Colo. V. Stacey Ludwig, 1611 Catalpa Place, $1,884.52. Mid Ohio Acceptance Corp., Troy, v. Pamela and Charles Cox, 8418 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, $3,647.17. Dismissals Wilson Memorial Hospital v. John and Sherrie Boyd, 1614 Fair Oaks Drive. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney v. Jacqueline Hampshire, Fort Recovery, Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael and Joy M. Earick, 110993 Little Turtle Way. Judgment and costs have been paid. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Rachel M. Gross, 6551 County Road 13, DeGraff. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney v. Tiffany Belt, 901

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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -3:35 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1000 block of North Wagner Avenue. -1:13 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Maple Street on a medical call. TUESDAY -10:05 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to a report of an injury in the 1900 block of Fair Oaks Drive. -9:19 p.m.: oil spill. Firefighters were dispatched to 508 1/2 S. West Ave. on a report of


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Port Jefferson Road. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Wilson Care Inc.,, Sidney v. Julie A. Clarkson, 3741 Lindsey Road. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Lima Radiological Associates v. Dustin and Stacy Morris, 1001 Fourth Ave., lot 64. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jean A. Winemiller, 2 Elk Drive, New Bremen. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jason S. Harris, 5261 Frazier-Guy Road. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Cashland, Cincinnati v. Donald P. Copeland, 409 E. Main St., Anna. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Keith A. McKenzie, 314 Brooklyn Ave. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va. v. Michael Brandewie, 19411 Pence Road, Maplewood. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Teresa L. Kiser, 3404 Chickasaw Court. Judgment has been satisfied. Upper Valley Family Care, Troy v. Clarence and Barbara Jones, 126 E. Ruth St., $488.75. Citifinancial Inc., Bellefontaine v. Tracey and Daniel Trim, 6688 Palestine St., Pemberton. Judgment has been satisfied. Asset Acceptance LLC, Cleveland v. Karen Stephens, 6830 Main St., Pemberton. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Asset Acceptance LLC, Cleveland v. Kimberly Fogt, 801 Court St. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Claudia Gonzales-Matute, 1531 Spruce Ave., Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Lima Radiological Associates v. William and Teresa King, 133 Oldham Ave. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution.


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• The Osgood Jolly 4H Club will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. The club will hold an open house and discuss project books and information about 4-H. New members are welcome. The meeting will be held in the basement of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood. • Ash Wednesday services will be Liturgy of the Word at 8 a.m. at St. Nicholas, Mass at 6 p.m. at St. Nicholas and Mass at 8 p.m. at St. Louis. • Euchre winners at the Osgood euchre tournament Feb. 9 were Bob Grieshop, Dennis Homan, Julie Billenstein, Carol Feldman and Irene Locktefeld. • The Osgood American Legion will sponsor a dance Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Fred Bruns Band will provide the music, including square-dancing music. • The Goat Farmers will hold a fish fry Feb. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meals will be available to eat in or carry out. • Because of extreme winds, the recycling drive was not held Feb. 11. The next drive will be March 3.

Board to meet HOUSTON — The Hardin-Houston Local School District Board of Education will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Hardin-Houston Media Center. The board will adopt tax rates and a new school calendar. The board will also discuss personnel issues.

Budget workshop set NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Village Council will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Center, 214 N. Washington St., for a budget workshop.

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ST. MARYS — Lucille E. Rumpff, 90, St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Mercer County, to Clarence and Luetta (Dammeyer) Roettger. On June 21, 1937, she married Robert N. Rumpff; he preceded her in death on June 17, 1994. Survivors are a son, Roger (Linda) Rumpff, of Sidney; two daughters, Shirley Ann (Edwin) Cotterman, of Sidney, Nancy (Paul “Bud”) Gibson, of St. Marys; a brother, Orin (Lois) Roettger, of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Greg and Brett Rumpff, Lori and Lisa Werling, and Mike Gibson; nine great-grandand two children g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Norbert Roettger, and three sisters, Marie Neuman, Katherine Dingledine and Laverta Joyce. Lucille spent a lifetime

as a homemaker; she worked as a seamstress for many years and also worked at the St. Marys Foundry cleaning the offices for 10 years. In addition, she sold Avon for more than 50 years. She was a past madam president of the Eagle Auxiliary Post 767, St. Marys. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys located at 1175 E. Greenville Road. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Richtmyer officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Contributions can be made to the donors favorite charity. Please leave the family a condolence at

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tractors and was known for playing Santa Claus at Walgreen’s during the holidays and at family many homes in the area. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 302 S.Main Ave., with the Rev. Shane Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Respecting Merle’s wishes, his body will be cremated following the funeral service and interment will take place at Shelby Memory Gardens. The family suggest that memorials may be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice or the Shelby County American Red Cross. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Hughes family at the funeral home’s website,

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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Verti Lee Chaffins, 79, of Bourbonnais, Ill., and formerly of St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill. She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Mousie, Ky., the daughter of Edgle and Cordie (Tuttle) Wicker. She married Richard Chaffins on Feb. 13, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2005. She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Manago, of Momence, Ill., and Norma (Eric) Prather, of Bourbonnais, Ill.; by her son, Charles (RoseAnn) Chaffins, of Sidney; by her sister, Evelyn (Joe) Hale, of Dayton; by two brothers, Clyde (Connie) Wicker, of St. Marys, and Bud (Shirley) Wicker, of St. Marys; and by nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Verti was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Palmer Slone and William Lee Wicker; by one sister, Margaret

Slone; and by a son-inlaw, Francisco Manago. Verti had worked for Carter Wallace in Momence, Ill., and also Baker and Taylor in Momence; she had previously worked at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta. She enjoyed playing bingo and buying scratch-off lottery tickets. She loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Garden of Love Old Regular Baptist Church in St. Marys. Funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with Brother Gary Mosley as officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via

Mary Alice (McCarty) DiPadova PIQUA — Mary Alice (McCarty) DiPadova, 59, of Piqua, peacefully passed away in her home on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. She was born in Piqua on April 28, 1952, to Harold and Helen (Fries) McCarty. Before she went to be with the Lord, Mary grew up in the PiquaCovington area, but spent a great deal of time living in Long Beach, Calif. It was there she met her sweetheart, the love of her life, Tony DiPadova. They were married in 1981, after they moved back to Ohio to be closer to Mary’s family. She was a beloved sister and aunt to a very large family. She will be sadly missed by sisters, Sandra Beckstedt and Delores Blackburn; and brothers, Sonny and Dan McCarty, all of Piqua, and Rick McCarty, of California. She has a stepdaughter, Antonella DiPadova, of Italy; and five stepgrandchildren. She will also be loved and remembered as an ornery aunt by

more than 100 nieces and nephews. Her life was devoted to all of her family, but her most enjoyment in her final days came from her time spent with her special niece, Madesan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Karen Iddings; two brothers, Randy and Fred McCarty; and stepson, Ferdinando DiPadova. Mary enjoyed working in her gardens and enjoyed collecting nutcracker figures. She was a treasure hunter and very creative; she loved to make something new out of something old. Her family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Mark Hina officiating. Contributions if so desired can be made to the family or to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Online memories may be left for the family at

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SIDNEY FIRE Chief Brad Jones (right) introduces new firefighter Jordan Grogean during Monday night’s Sidney City Council meeting

Fire promotions announced Sidney Fire Chief Brad Jones announced three departmental promotions and introduced one of two new Wolfe firefighters prior to Monday night’s Sidney City Council meeting. With the retirement of Deputy Chief Rick Simon Feb. 3, Ron Wolfe was promoted to deputy chief, Chris Niswonger to assistant A Unit chief and Bill Frey to lieutenant in the Fire Prevention Division. The appointments were effective Feb. 5. Wolfe has been with the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services since 1981. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1991 and assistant chief in 1993. He is a firefighter/EMT-B and was a member of the rope-rescue team. Wolfe and his wife, Krista, reside in the Sidney area. He was two adult children and three stepchildren. Niswonger joined the department in 1993 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2006. He previously served as training officer and is a firefighter/paramedic, fire and hazmat instructor and member of the fastwater and rope-rescue teams. He and his wife, Laura, reside in the Sidney area and have four children. Frey has been with the department since 1990.



He is a firefighter/paramedic, fire instructor, hazmat instructor and member of the rope-rescue team, Shelby County hazmat team and the Sidney/Shelby County Fire Investigation unit. He and his wife, Cami, reside in Shelby County and have six children and one grandchild. New firefighter Jordan Grogean joined the fire department last month. He is a graduate of Russia High School and Sinclair Community College and comes to Sidney from the Greenville Fire Department He also worked part time with the Vandalia Fire Department. Grogean is a certified paramedic. New firefighter Lucas Bergman was unable to attend Monday night’s council meeting due to a training commitment. He is a graduate of Northmont High School, Ohio State University and Sinclair Community College. A third-generation firefighter and EMTB, he comes to Sidney from Englewood Fire & Rescue. “We believe they will be excellent additions to our fine group of professionals,” the chief told council members.


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Ohio justice rejects death penalty law he wrote BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — As a young state senator 30 years ago, Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio’s death penalty law. Today, as the senior member of the state Supreme Court, he’s trying to eliminate it. It’s not uncommon for sitting judges to change their mind on the death penalty — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun famously said in 1994 he would no longer “tinker with the machinery of death” — but Pfeifer may be the only one to argue so ardently against a capital punishment law he himself created, and yet continue to rule on death penalty cases. “I have concluded that the death sentence makes no sense to me at

this point when you can have life without the possibility of parole,” Pfeifer said in his most recent public comments, testifying in December in favor a bill to abolish Ohio’s law. “I don’t see what society gains from that.” After the U.S. Supreme Court declared capital punishment unconstitutional in 1972, states spent several years rewriting their laws; those enacted by Florida, Georgia and Texas ultimately met the court’s threshold for constitutionality. Other states had to follow those models to have their laws upheld. Ohio’s first attempt, in 1974, was found unconstitutional, but the second try, when Pfeifer was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was enacted in 1981 and has never been successfully challenged. Lawmakers pledged at the time to draft a law reserved for the most heinous murders.

At least two county prosecutors say Pfeifer should stop ruling on death sentences, including Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters, who said that Pfeifer’s actions were inappropriate. “It gives rise to a credible inference that he cannot be fair to both sides,” Deters said recently. Pfeifer’s position is unusual but on solid legal ground as long as he keeps his opinions out of his rulings, said Marianna Bettman, a University of Cincinnati law professor and former state appeals court judge. Ohio has 148 inmates on death row. Executions are temporarily on hold while federal courts review the state’s lethal injection procedures, but that delay is not expected to last forever. The Democrat-sponsored bill to abolish the death penalty has little chance of passing.

Poll: Santorum jumps in front of Romney BY JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO (AP) — A new poll that shows Rick Santorum edging ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio’s Republican presidential primary also indicates just how volatile the race is with three weeks to go before Super Tuesday. That’s because half of the likely Republican voters said they might change their mind before the Ohio primary.

Santorum, coming off a sweep in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri last week, trailed far behind Romney in Ohio just a month ago, but he has pulled ahead, according to a the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday Santorum had an apparent lead over the former Massachusetts governor, 36 percent to 29 percent among likely primary voters. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was

third with 20 percent. The results in Ohio come on top of polls showing Santorum has moved into a virtual tie with Romney in nationwide polling. Ohio is one of 10 states up for grabs on March 6. Santorum will be at two county party dinners this Friday in southwest Ohio. He’s also scheduled to speak Saturday at an Ohio Alliance Christian luncheon in Columbus

and later to Summit County Republicans in Akron. Romney has upcoming events near Cleveland and in Cincinnati while Gingrich campaigned through Ohio last week. The Quinnipiac poll found that Santorum had the strongest support among conservative Republicans and tea party backers, while Romney was most popular among moderates and the wealthy.

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IN THIS Nov. 29, 2005 file photo, Justice Paul Pfeifer listens to attorney Donald Mooney present arguments in the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbus. As a young state senator 30 years ago, Pfeifer helped write Ohio’s death penalty law. Today, as the senior member of the state Supreme Court, he’s trying to eliminate it.

Lawmaker, farmer named Ohio ag director COLUMBUS (AP) — A state senator and longtime farmer will be the new director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Gov. John Kasich is appointing Republican Sen. David Daniels of Greenfield to the position. Daniels was expected to submit his Senate resignation Wednesday and begin his new role Thursday. The position would give Daniels a key role in coordinating with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on possible new exotic animal regulations. He’ll also be among the agency directors advising Kasich on developing Ohio’s oil and gas industry. Daniels previously served as a state representative, county commissioner, city councilman and mayor. He was elected to the Senate in 2010.

Conference to be Charges filed in pursuit incident rescheduled in Van Fossen civil case A telephone scheduling conference will be rescheduled for a civil complaint in Shelby County Common Pleas Court against former Shelby County Sheriff ’s Deputy Jodi Van Fossen. The scheduling conference was set to take place on Feb. 3 but had to be rescheduled. There is no new date yet set. The complaint against Van Fossen, of Wapakoneta, is alleging defamation, interference with business relations and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other allegations. Van Fossen has filed a countersuit against the plaintiffs, Wesley H. Burnside, 7381 State Route 66, Fort Loramie, and Daniel Rodriguez (doing business as the Fault Line Bar & Grill), 523 W. Main St., Anna. The plaintiffs’ suit states that Van Fossen targeted the Fault Line and made false statements about drug activity in the bar, leading to a loss of business income and damaged reputation. Van Fossen purportedly made these statements, along with other unnamed deputies, after conducting a supposed undercover operation at the bar in March 2010. The suit seeks more than $25,000 in compensatory damages, as well as more than $25,000 in punitive damages, along with legal fees. Van Fossen’s countersuit claims frivolous conduct, as well as abuse of process, stating the original suit was filed in an attempt to coerce a pay-

ment of money using the civil process as a threat. The countersuit seeks legal fees associated with her defense against the claims in the original suit.

BY JENNIFER the Piqua Police DepartBUMGARNER ment, George Kratt, 83, 227 E. Pinehurst St., will be charged with operating Piqua Police have an- a vehicle while intoxinounced the charges that cated, failure to comply a Sidney man will face with orders from a police from a pursuit on Sunday officer and proper lanes of evening that started in travel. Piqua and ended on the Kratt was seen leaving south edge of Sidney. a restaurant on Sunday According to Deputy night by a couple of people Chief Tom Steiner with who claimed he had been

drinking. According to Steiner, Piqua Police were notified that Kratt had been drinking and was driving erratically. Police began the pursuit, which led into Shelby County. Speeds reached as high as 70 mph, but consistently were around 55 mph. Kratt was finally stopped by the Big Four Railroad Bridge when

Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies deployed “ s t o p sticks.” Deputies had to b r e a k Kratt Kratt’s window to get him out of the vehicle.

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Obama touts industry MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama is using the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing to make an economic case for his re-election, touring factory floors and promoting a made-in-America message that seemed to fit his political campaign like, as it turned out Wednesday, lock and key. Most presidents like to surround themselves with proud workers at factories, but Obama has gone further by making the rebounding manufacturing a key plank of his electionyear agenda, arguing that the increasingly serviceoriented U.S. economy needs to make things in order to prosper in the long run. He opened a three-day political trip with a stop in Wisconsin, a state he won handily in 2008 but is expected to pose more difficulty for him this year.

Records subpoenaed LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s become standard-operating procedure when a celebrity dies too young — investigators immediately go looking through their nightstand and medicine cabinet. That effort is well under way in the death of Whitney Houston, with investigators saying Wednesday they have subpoenaed records from the singer’s doctors and pharmacies who dispensed medication found in her hotel room. The inquiries are routine in virtually all death investigations, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said, noting that similar measures are taken when a person dies in a car crash, shoots themselves or, as in Houston’s case, dies unexpectedly.

Change in style noted WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans looking at the U.S. visit of China’s likely future leader for a clue about where relations between the two nations might be headed, the signal has been clear: No change in substance, but perhaps a change in style. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping toed the line set by the man he is to succeed as Communist Party chief in the fall, Hu Jintao, who made a grand U.S. state visit a year ago. Xi, who is expected to become president in 2013, made clear that China wants a deeper relationship with the United States and even welcomes its engagement in the Asia-Pacific, as long as it respects China’s interests and concerns in its own neighborhood.

OUT OF THE BLUE Valentine’s gift blamed for power outage HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Valentine’s Day gift is being blamed for a power outage in Southern California. Southern California Edison spokesman David Song says a helium-filled balloon scored a direct hit on the company’s Fontana substation Tuesday night, knocking out power to 15,099 customers. Song tells The PressEnterprise the balloon was likely a Valentine’s gift. He says it dropped into the substation at about 8:40 p.m. Song says a utility crew rushed to the station and had the power restored by 9:51 p.m.

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358 killed in prison fire BY MARCOS ALEMAN Associated Press COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran officials confirmed Wednesday that 358 people died when a fire tore through an overcrowded prison, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century. With 856 prisoners packed into barracks, the farm prison in the Comayagua province north of the capital was at double capacity, said Supreme Court Justice Richard Ordonez, who is leading the investigation. Ordonez told The Associated Press the fire started in a barracks where 105 prisoners were bunked, and only four of them survived. Some 115 bodies have been sent to the morgue in the capital of Tegucigalpa. The fire started by an inmate tore through the prison, burning and suffocating screaming men in their crowded barracks as rescuers desperately searched for keys to unlock the doors. The local governor, who was once a prison employee, told reporters that an inmate called her moments before the blaze broke out and screamed: “I will set this place on fire and we are all going to die!”

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BURNED BODIES lie covered inside a prison after a fire broke out in Comayagua, Honduras, 90 miles north of the capital, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday. At least 356 inmates were killed and 21 are injured, according to authorities. Comayagua Gov. Paola Cas- many Honduran prisons, galpa. The lockup housed peotro said she called the Red where inmates have largely un- ple convicted of serious crimes Cross and fire brigade immedi- fettered access to cell phones such as homicide and armed ately. But firefighters said they and other contraband. robbery, but also people awaitwere kept outside for half an Survivors also told investi- ing trial. hour by guards who fired their gators that the unidentified in“We couldn’t get them out guns in the air, thinking they mate yelled “We will all die because we didn’t have the had a riot or a breakout on here!” as he lit fire to his bed- keys and couldn’t find the their hands. ding late Tuesday night in the guards who had them,” CoOfficials have long had little prison in Comayagua, 53 miles mayagua fire department control over conditions inside (86 kilometers) north of Teguci- spokesman Josue Garcia said.

Romney targets auto bailout in battle for Michigan BY CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is wooing tea partyers in his home state of Michigan with a potentially risky strategy: blasting the auto industry bailout that many people credit with saving the state’s most vital industry. The tactic seems designed to undermine Rick Santorum’s popularity with conservatives who dislike government intervention in business, even when the results appear defensible. It also reinforces Romney’s image as an experienced capitalist who understands the pain sometimes involved in making companies work. Santorum’s fast rise in national polls has forced Romney to sharpen his criticisms of the former Pennsylvania senator. Santorum says his team will “plant our flag” in Michigan while also campaigning in other states. A Romney loss in Michigan’s Feb. 28 pri-

mary would be hugely embarrassing, or worse, to his campaign. His team has promoted an aura of inevitability for months, but Romney has failed to persuade the party’s most conservative segments to embrace him. Romney’s father was a top auto executive and three-term governor of Michigan, and Romney still holds big financial advantages over Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Thus far, he has bought far more TV advertising time than they have. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signaled his plans to endorse Romney on Thursday. And yet, when longtime Michigan political analyst Craig Ruff was asked if a Romney loss here is conceivable, he said: “I’m astounded, but yes.” Ruff worked for Republican Gov. William Milliken but now is an independent. He said he was surprised by how vigorously Romney is criticizing the government rescue of General Motors and Chrysler in 2008-2009. “Many, many Republicans have ties to

the auto industry,” through investments or current or former employment, Ruff said. “He’s got a lot of explaining to do.” Some GOP activists, however, said Romney’s actions make sense. He already was on record opposing the bailouts. So his Tuesday op-ed in the Detroit News gave him a chance to elaborate, they said. And his stance will appeal to business-oriented Republicans as well as more libertarianleaning voters who oppose government intrusion in general. “It may be dicey in the general election, but it’s not dicey in the primary,” said Lansing-based Republican strategist Steve Mitchell. “Republicans opposed the auto bailout. They opposed other bailouts. They oppose bailouts.” A May 2010 poll conducted by EPICMRA for the Detroit Free Press found that nearly two-thirds of Michigan adults thought the auto bailout was a good idea. Republicans were more closely divided, with 51 percent calling it a good idea, and 43 percent calling it a bad idea.

Iran claims major steps in nuclear fuel BY BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said Wednesday it is dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighs tougher pressures and Tehran’s suspected shadow war with Israel brings probes far beyond the Middle East. Iran further struck back at the West by indicating it was on the verge of imposing a midwinter fuel squeeze to Europe in retaliation for a looming boycott of Iranian oil, but denied reports earlier in the day that six nations had already been cut off. The uncompromising messages from Iran, however, came with a counterpoint. The official IRNA news agency said Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran is ready to return to talks with the U.S. and other world powers. The dual strategy — taking nuclear steps while proposing more talks — has become a hallmark of Iran’s dealings for years and some critics have dismissed it as a time-buying tactic. The advances claimed Wednesday could likely feed these views. In a live TV broadcast, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was shown overseeing what was described as the first Iranian-made fuel rod inserted into

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THIS PHOTO released by the Iranian President’s Office, claims to show Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (second left) being escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran’s research reactor centre in northern Tehran, Iran, Wednesday. In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said Wednesday it is dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighs tougher pressures and Tehran’s suspected shadow war with Israel brings probes far beyond the Middle East. a research reactor in northern In Washington, the assis- ments in Iran than it has to do Tehran. Separately, the semiof- tant secretary of state for In- with factual developments,” he ficial Fars agency reported that ternational Security and said. a “new generation” of Iranian Nonproliferation, Tom CounWhite House press secrecentrifuges — used to enrich tryman, dismissed the Iranian tary Jay Carney said Iran’s uranium toward nuclear fuel — claims of reaching a pivotal “defiant acts” seek to “distract had gone into operation at the moment. “The announcement attention” from the damage country’s main enrichment fa- today by Iran has much more brought by international sanccility at Natanz in central Iran. to do with political develop- tions.


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This Evening • The MS Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in St. Rita’s Rehab Outpatient Conference Room, in the basement of the 830 Medical Office building on West North Street, Lima. • The A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie offers baby time for babies 3 and under at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

Children, 4 years old through grade 5, and their dads are invited to attend a program at the Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. for a fun time of building activities. Participants will work on a wood building activity together, create a 3-D sculpture, try their hands at a wrecking ball and more. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s Room of the library at 492-8354.

Thursday Morning • The New Bremen Public Library will hold Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for all ages.

Thursday Afternoon

• The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio offers an educational series at 7523 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, at 6 p.m. For more information, call (937) 233-2500 or (800) 360-3296. • The Minster-New Bremen Right to Life group meets at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Rectory basement, Minster. • The Tri-County Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Amos Center Library and computer area. The meeting is open to anyone using computers and there is no charge. For more information, call Jerry or Doris Tangeman at 492-8790. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.

Fairytale romance Kurt Anderson’s valentine to his wife, Cindy, took the form of a giant sign on the lawn of their home in Minster Tuesday.

WSU Lake Campus plans regional summit

CELINA — The Wright State University Lake Campus Regional Summit 2012 will take place March 16 in the James F. Dicke Hall on campus in Celina. The theme of this year’s conference is “Past, Present, and Future: Improving the Quality of Life in West Central Ohio.” Registration is now open. Friday Morning The half-day event be• A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts story- gins with check-in and time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To continental breakfast register, call 295-3155. from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Friday Afternoon Exhibits open at 7:30 • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at a.m. noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12step 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 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Fort Loramie, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • 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 4977326. • 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 • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets in Piqua for movies and supper. Call (419) 678-8691 for information.

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

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants will examine how to balance the region’s technical and manufacturing needs with the following: • Connection with the community: Experience how business, culture, and community continue to collaborate, connecting our past, present, and future economic/workforce needs • Social consciousness: See how technology innovates education and enhances lives in

the local schools, classroom and beyond • Rich cultural experiences: Learn how the College Community Arts Council continues to enhance quality of life with its programming The second annual regional summit provides the opportunity to watch presentations, listen to speakers, and to engage and participate in generating ideas that can be put to good purpose. To register call (419) 586-0300 or visit regiona l s u m

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Habitat for Humanity seeks board members Shelby County Habitat for Humanity has been reorganizing since the fall, according to board President Keith Coffman. “We’re going in the right direction and finances are on track,” he said. The group will soon launch a new website. Coffman said the organization seeks members and as many as four more board members. The board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Interested people should call 492-6922 and leave a message.


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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or or visit the Web site at • Pasco Ladies Aid meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Sidney American Legion Hall, 1265 N. Fourth Ave. • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers Homework Help from 3:30 to 5 p.m.





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TODAY • The New Knoxville Library Community hosts Pizza and a Movie Night at 6 p.m. Enjoy pizza and a PG-13 movie with the family. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a Girls’ Late Nighter at 6:30 p.m. for sixth-grade girls. • The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place today through Sunday at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Coordinated by the Cornell laboratory of Ornithology, the project invites birders across the country to count species seen at their feeders this weekend and report the data. On Sunday, birders can also enjoy a cookie and coffee as they look at the view from the vista. All levels of birders are welcome. (937) 698-6493. FRIDAY • The Dayton PhilOrchestra harmonic presents “The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra” today and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. The classic movie will play on a large screen and the score will be played live by the orchestra. Tickets: $23 — $76 at (888) 2283 630 or • Amos Memorial Library, 230 E. North St., screens the movie, “Dolphin Tale,” at 12:30 p.m. in the art gallery. Free. SATURDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a night hike along its wooded trails beginning at 7 p.m. The hike begins with a visit with the center’s eastern screech owl. A public star gaze follows at 8 p.m. The public is invited to look at the night sky through telescopes set up by the Stillwater Stargazers. Free. (937) 698-6493. • The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center screens a classic love film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr at 7:30 p.m. The center is at 301 W. Main St., Troy. Free. • The Lima Symphony Orchestra presents its Romance of Spring concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima. Piano soloist Scott Cuellar, winner of the Friends of the Symphony 2009 Young Artist Competition, will perform Rachmaninoff ’s “Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini.” The orchestra will also play Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (Spring).” Join the Friends of the Symphony after the concert for a dessert reception. Tickets: $10-$30. Dessert tickets: $12. • The Fletcher Fire Department hosts an allyou-can-eat fish and chicken fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse, 6605 State Route 589. Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-


12, children 5 and under eat free. • Winter Market at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, offers various items for sale, continental breakfast and lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Joe Ward Relay team. • Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God, 2745 State Route 29 N., offers breakfast in the church fellowship hall from 7 to 11 a.m. Belgian waffles, sausage, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-13, under 6 free. • Amos Memorial Library offers a program for children 4 years old through grade 5 and their fathers at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 230 E. North St. SUNDAY • Hot Wheels Show at Hara Arena in Dayton features more than 100 displays of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Johnny Lightning collectibles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets: $5, children under 12 are free. (937) 276-5246. • The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series presents a concert and free ice cream at 3 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center. Tickets: $14 to $24 at (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at • Roane Smothers will discuss the documentary that describes the life and times of James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement, a multi-racial settlement on the border of Indiana and Ohio during the 1800s, at the Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, at 2 p.m. Museum intern Noel Rihm will discuss creating the Longtown exhibit which is on display at the museum. • Lock One Community Arts presents “Circo Comedia,” a performance in the tradition of Quebec circus, at the James F. Dicke Auditorium of New Bremen High School at 4 p.m. Tickets: $12, students; $20, adults. (419) 733-0252 or MONDAY • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., screens the movie, “Real Steel,” in the art gallery at 12:30 p.m. Free. TUESDAY • Victoria Theatre Association presents the world premiere of “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” a musical about the inspiring life of legendary singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, today through March 4 at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. For tickets, call (888) 228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.c om.

Keister joins Foundation board Ralph “Rudy” Keister III has joined the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Shelby County. H e was appointed to a fivey e a r term by Ju d g e Keister James Stevenson of the Shelby County Court of Common Pleas. A graduate of Sidney High School, Keister has a degree from Wittenberg University. He is vice president of Ruese Insurance Agency, Inc. His community activities include serving on the boards of the Gateway Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties, the Piqua Country Club and Raise the Roof for the Arts. He also serves on the Planned Giving Committee of Wilson Memorial Hospital and the Income Tax Board of Appeals for the City of Sidney. Keister is a past board chairman of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Sidney Noon Kiwanis Club, where he also served as a lieutenant governor for Division 3. He was also on the boards of S&H Products and the West Ohio Development Council. He is active with the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA where he has served as board president and National Assembly delegate and where he currently serves on its foundation board. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Sidney. Keister replaces Judy Westerheide, of Sidney, who has served on the board of trustees since 1999. The Community Foundation of Shelby County, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012, administers 115 charitable funds totaling more than $14 million. Among its charitable funds are several scholarship, organization, donor advised and other funds whose beneficiaries have been designated by the donor. For more information, view the foundation website at


KOCH NEW BREMEN — Ricky and Amber Koch, of New Bremen, announce the birth of a daughter, Aydria Grace, Feb. 4, 2012, at 10:51 a.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Niyah Renee, 2. Her maternal grandparents are Jack and Lucy Stoddard, of Fort Loramie.

Her paternal grandmother is Kathy Koch, of Sidney. Her great-grandparents are Mary Holthaus, of Fort Loramie, and Joyce Schoenfelder, of DeSmet, S.D. Her mother is the former Amber Stoddard, of Fort Loramie. SHUSTER ANNA — Tyler and Hillary Shuster, of Anna, announce the birth of a son, Easton Tyler Shuster, Feb. 1, 2012, at 2:34 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson

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Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His maternal grandparents are John and Deb Vaubel, of Botkins. His paternal grandparents are Bart and Annette Shuster, of Kettlersville. His great-grandparents are MaryLou Shuster, of Kettlersville, and Sandra Curts, of New Knoxville. His mother is the former Hillary Vaubel, of Botkins.

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Valentine royalty Valentine’s Day is coronation day at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. Crowned Kings and Queens of Hearts for 2012 are (l-r) Robert Snipes, Helen Courter, Shirley Stengel and Ralph Stengel. All are from Sidney. The Stengels have been married for 62 years. The new royals were celebrated with songs and each was given a carnation.

Jackson Center churches plan fitness challenge JACKSON CENTER — The entire community is invited to participate in a 40-Day Christian health and fitness Lenten challenge. Members of Grace Lutheran, Jackson Center United Methodist, and St. Jacobs Lutheran churches have organized 40 health and fitness activities during the 40 days of Lent to motivate

folks to shed some pounds and start living more healthy lifestyles. Several speakers and fitness trainers are lined up to lead the activities which include walking, yoga, low-impact exercising, and motivational speakers. This challenge is for everyone: men and women, young and old, thick and thin.

There is no charge for these activities, and attendees can pick and choose which ones to participate in. The challenge will begin Wednesday. An informational meeting will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Jackson Center. Contact Rhonda at (937) 596-6187 for more information.

Caves to open new areas WEST LIBERTY — Ohio Caverns, the largest of Ohio’s commercial caves, will open new sections for visitors to explore beginning on May 26. Since 1925, tourists have been able to take a one-mile, guided tour of the caverns. It begins at one of three openings to the cave and ends at another. The third opening, according to owner Eric Evans, was the original entrance to the underground attraction. That original entrance, however, led to “rooms” and passageways that filled up with mud not long after they were cut into the lime-

stone bedrock by the glaciers. As the glaciers with their water and ice receded, the mud flowed in. Evans said that in 2007, a crew began to clear out those passageways. The work has taken place primarily in the ensuing winter seasons, when tourist traffic is slowest. The caves, however, are open yearround. The new sections will be accessible through a new opening that will be ramped to accommodate wheelchair-bound patrons. A new tour will be added to the options for visitors. It will explore sections of the caves that

are separate from those comprising the original tour. “A shortened version of the tour will be available to patrons in wheelchairs,” Evans said. That’s because the passageways between the limestone walls become too narrow for wheelchairs to get through. Besides removing mud, crews have installed lighting and a concrete walkway in the “new” sections. Adult admission to the caves is $15. Tickets for children 5 to 12 cost $9. Children 4 and under are admitted free. Visit for information.



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Leadership conference brings in national speaker FAIRBORN — Ron Luce will teach, “Equipping Ministers to Minister to a Broken Generation,” in Fairborn March 9 and 10 at a church leadership conference, Leadership 21. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. on March 9 and will end March 10 at noon. Leadership 21 is an annual church leadership conference that began more than 30 years ago to help train church leaders to minister more effectively. Local pastor, Tim Bartee,

of Northtowne Church of God in Sidney, is the concoordinator. ference More detailed information can be found at the conference website, Ron Luce is the president and founder of Teen Mania Ministries, a Christian youth organization that has impacted millions of teens all over the world, conference organizers said. Teen Mania reaches young people through TV broadcasts, media resources, mission trips, camps, and live youth

events such as Acquire the Fire. These events have filled stadiums and arenas all over North America 34 times each year for the past 21 years. Raised in a broken home, Luce ran away at the age of 15 and became involved in drug and alcohol abuse before finding Jesus at the age of 16. The life-transforming encounter with Christ inspired Luce to dedicate his life to reaching young people. With nothing more than a hatchback car and a dream,

Luce and his wife, Katie, launched Teen Mania Ministries in 1986, determined to raise up an army of radical young people who would become world-changers in this generation. Ron has traveled to more than 60 countries and has made numerous media appearances, such as Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio broadcast, CNN, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “ABC Nightline,” “The 700 Club,” Trinity Broadcasting Network and the “Sean Hannity Show.” SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg

Church to host breakfast Saturday Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 2745 State Route 29 North, will serve breakfast in the church’s fellowship hall Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. The breakfast will include Belgian waffles,

sausage, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy, along with orange juice, milk and coffee. A $6 donation will be asked for diners age 13 and older; for children age 6 to 13, $3; no charge for children younger than 6.

Sweet start Jenna Greishop, 7, of Sidney, takes a bite of a cupcake at Feedom Harvest Church’s grand opening/Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner in Jackson Center Saturday. After the dinner visitors could tour the new facility. Jenna is the daughter of Tracey Schaffner. For photo reprints, visit


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Abundant Life Apostolic Church 607 Sycamore Ave., Sidney, Ohio Phone: 937-492-2484 Pastor Michael Garber Worship Times Wednesday 7:30 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM Sunday 5:30 PM ___________________ Sidney Apostolic Temple 210 S. Pomeroy St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7456 Bishop: Robert Fries Pastor: Mark L. Hina Jr. Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Tuesday Prayer 7:30 PM Thursday Bible Study 7:30 PM

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1028 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1328 Senior Pastor Harry Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Kid’s Church 10:30 AM Mini Church 10:30 AM Children’s Mininstry, Adult Study & Royal Ranger/Missionates Wednesday 7:00 PM

BAPTIST Calvary Chapel Baptist Church 71 N. Hamilton St., Minster Phone: 419-628-3717 Fax: 419-628-3457 Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 7:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Calvary United Baptist Church 9480 N. Co. Rd. 25A Phone: 937-492-5662 Pastor David Shepherd Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Emmanuel Baptist Church 920 Sixth Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0077 Pastor Brent Howard Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Christian Faith Baptist Church 608 S. Miami, Sidney Clarence Cox - Pastor Lee Ellis - Assistant Pastor Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Worship Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Faith Baptist Church 2555 Millcreek Rd., Sidney Pastor R. Chad Inman Worship Times Sunday Servants with a Testimony 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Bible Study & King’s Kids ___________________ Favorite Hill Baptist Church 1602 South St., Piqua Phone: 937-773-6469 Pastor Larry Hanyes Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ First Baptist Church 309 E. North St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-4909 Reverend George Gnade Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM ___________________ First Baptist Church 53 S. Norwich Rd., Troy Phone: 937-339-3602 Senior Pastor Dale R. Christian Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ First United Baptist Church Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd., Sidney Pastor Tom Jones Asst. Pastor Rev. Leamon Branscum

Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Good Shepherd’s Baptist Church 1069 Fairington Drive, Sidney Phone: 937-498-4409 Tim Small, Pastor Deaf Ministry Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Grace Baptist Church 137 W. Edgewood, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9061 Pastor James Alter Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Indian Lake Baptist Church 225 West Lake Ave., Lakeview Pastor Don Faulder Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM Email:

___________________ Jackson Center Baptist, S.B.C. 109 E. College St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-5858 Pastor Reverend Keith Wisecup Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 606 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5009 Pastor David D. Wynn Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 12:00 & 7:00 PM Prayer/Bible Study ___________________ New Life Church PJBC 329 W. Main St., Port Jefferson Pastor Ernie Jones Worship Times Sunday School 9:15 AM (all ages) Sunday Praise Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Bible Study & WAKE Teens 6 PM Wed. Bible Study & YOGI Kids 6 PM ___________________ Old Fashion Baptist Church 824 Second Ave., Sidney

Phone: 937-489-3901 Pastor Duane Hatfield Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Pemberton Baptist Church Palestine St., Pemberton Phone: 937-523-5489 Pastor Terry Walters Worship Times Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM ___________________ Rumley Baptist Church Hardin Wapak Rd. (off 29), Anna Pastor Bill Cantrell Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Sidney Baptist Church 1322 E. Court St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7722 Reverend David Moran Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Springcreek Baptist Church 15333 Miami-Shelby Rd., Piqua Phone: 937-773-4215 Reverend Fred Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Studies 7:00 PM

BRETHREN Trinity Church of The Brethren 2220 N. Main Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9937 Pastor Brent K. Driver Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) First Christian Church 320 E. Russell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5025 Senior Pastor Philip Chilcote Worship Times Traditional Worship 10:15 AM Children’s Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ Oran Christian Church 6424 Dawson Road Phone: 937-489-3670 Reverend Dale Ritts Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

CHURCH OF GOD First Church Of God 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0094 Pastor Vern Allison Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Freedom Life Church 9101 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8710 Pastor Michael Myers (Rhema Graduate) Worship Times Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Northtowne Church Of God 2008 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1476 Pastor Tim Bartee Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Rail Road St. Church Of God 602 Railroad Street Pastor Charles Henry Jackson Phone: 937-497-9760 Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 6:00 PM

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints 475 W. Loy Road, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8904 Bishop Randall S. Frisby Worship Times Meetings 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN Houston Congregational Christian Church 4883 Russia-Houston Rd., Houston Phone: 937-492-5025 Pastor James Manuel Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

EPISCOPAL St. Mark’s 231 N. Miami, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8584 Worship Times Sunday 9:30 AM Christian Formation Sunday 10:15 Family Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Holy Eucharist Father Aaron Gerlach

FULL GOSPEL LightHouse Ministries of Sidney 514 Michigan St., Sidney Phone: 937-419-2180 Pastor Paul Pearson Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Full Gospel Community Church 950 S. Children’s Home Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-9438 Pastor Jeff Hill Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday Children’s Church 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM

INDEPENDENT Blessed Hope Assembly Located in the Sidney Inn, Room 104

Pastor Ray Barnett - 937-564-3106 Asso. Pastor William Stem - 937-622-0972 Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10 AM Wednesday Bible study - 7:00 PM ___________________ Buckeye Gospel Barn 8291 St. Rt. 235, Quincy Phone: 937-585-6090 Pastors Jerry & Bobbi Allen Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:30 PM Home Bible Study Fri. 6:30 PM Come As You Are ___________________ Central Bible Ministries 113 Kossuth St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1958 Pastor John Spencer Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Christ The King Church 17570 St. Rt. 274, Jackson Center Phone: 937-492-8251 Pastor John Settlage Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Christian Education 10:15 AM Worship Service Prayer & Praise Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Church of Jesus 421 Wood St., Piqua Pastor Brian Hamilton Phone: 937-773-4004 Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer 6:30 PM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Faith Alliance Church 6670 Knoxville Ave., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-3688 Reverend Tom Sager, Pastor Worship Times Sunday 8:30 AM Traditional Service 10:45 AM Contemporary Service with Kids’ Church Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM Jr. High Bible Study and Children’s Programs (K-5) 7:00 PM Adult Bible Study 8:30 PM Youth Discipleship Training (Nursery available at all services) ___________________ Glory Bound Pentecostal Church of God 1106 N. Main, Sidney Phone: 937-4982272 Pastor Timothy Young Worship Times Sunday School 11:00 AM Praise &Worship 12:00 NOON ___________________ Lockington New Beginnings Church 10288 Museum Trail,

Piqua, OH 45356 (in Lockington) Worship Times Sunday 9:30 AM ___________________ North Broadway Church of Christ 2655 N. Broadway, Sidney Phone: 937-492-1500 Brent Wright, Evangelist Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Northland Church Corner of 25A and Sharp Rd. South of Anna Worship Times Sunday Bible Study 2:00 PM Worship 4:00 PM Special Gospel Singing first Saturday of every month 7:00 PM ___________________ Only Believe Ministries Christian Center 13815 Botkins Rd., Botkins Phone: 937-693-3554 Pastors Peter & Phyllis Doseck Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Piqua Christian Church 3969 W. St. Rt. 185, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8143 Sr. Minister Travis Mowell Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wed. Family Gathering 7:00 PM ___________________ Port Jefferson Church of Christ 217 Wall St., Pt. Jefferson Phone: 937-339-5007 Evangelist Jim Witt Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Salvation Army Church 419 N. Buckeye Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-8412 Pastors Majs. Herb & Angie Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Springcreek Christian Church Miami Shelby at Wiles Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-498-4209 Pastor David E. Clem Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM ___________________ Word of Life Ministries, International 451 Second Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-710-4777 Pastors Jim & Janice Johnson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM


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Service schedule announced At its recent meeting, the Shelby County Ministerial Fellowship announced the community Lenten service schedule. Christian Academy Schools will be the location for the series of Sunday evening meetings: Feb. 26, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1. In other business, it was announced that the Sidney First United Methodist Church will host “Art and Spirit 2012” on March 3. Six

Free meal offered FLETCHER — The Methodist Fletcher Church and the Lostcreek Church will have the Neighbor to Neighbor Free Community Meal on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fletcher church. The meal will consist of pork loin, cheesy potatoes, applesauce and assorted deserts. Also at that time, the food bank and the clothes bank will be open. This event is open to anyone living in the Miami East School District.

classes will focus on the spirit of celebration. Call the church for more information. March 31 is the date for the Unity Prayer Breakfast. Details will be announced later. On that same date there is a Michael Combs concert at the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of Christ.

Contact the church for ticket information. The next meeting of the ministerial fellowship will be March 8 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Following an 8 a.m. breakfast buffet for the ministers, Wilson President and CEO Thomas J. Boecker will present a hospital update.

Messages shared BRADFORD — The Bradford Area Association of Churches will sponser Community Lenten services. The Lenten season starts on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Each week, one of Bradford-area pastors will speak a message on this year’s theme, “The Cross of Christ.” The schedule will be as follows: Feb 22, The Purpose of the Cross.

Feb 29, The Person of the Cross. March 7, The Pain of the Cross. March 14, The Polarization of the Cross. March 21, The Privilege of the Cross. March 28, The Proclamation of the Cross. Each service will be at 7 p.m. at the Bradford Church of the Brethren. The Cross Walk will announced later.

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The value of marriage Couples enjoy a Valentine’s dinner put on by the St. Remy Church in Russia to stress the importance of marriage at St. Remy Hall Saturday. Speakers at the event were once again Greg and Stephanie Schutte. Greg Schutte is the director of Marriage Works in Dayton.

Brunch buffet proceeds to benefit Radio Maria

Grocery giveaway Saturday LOCKINGTON — Lockington United Methodist Church, 2190 Miami-Conservancy Road, will have God’s Grocery Giveaway on Saturday. The giveaway will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until food is gone. This is on a first-come, firstserved basis. This service is to help individuals with food needs. No income guidelines or restrictions will be used.

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NEW BREMEN — A brunch buffet to benefit the local station of Radio Maria, WHJM, 88.7 FM, will be held Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Speedway Lanes, 455 N. Herman St. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will

include made-to order omelets, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, pancakes and other breakfast items. Lunch items are included after 10:30 a.m. and include chicken, roast beef, lasagna and more.

WORSHIP DIRECTORY LUTHERAN Emmanuel Lutheran Church 17714 Montra Road, Montra Phone: 937-596-6462 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM __________________ Grace Ev. Lutheran Church 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6516 Pastor Kent Hollis Worship Times Sunday Traditional 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM Sunday Contemporary 10:30 AM __________________ Montra Lutheran Parish 17716 High St. R.R.#1, Anna Phone: 937-596-6509 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Sunday Worship Times Emmanuel 8:30 AM St. Jacobs 9:45 AM St. Mark, Clay Township 11:00 AM __________________ Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 300 W. Mason Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-2461 Pastor Ken Castor Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM __________________ St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church 18280 Pasco Montra Road, P.O. Box 547, Jackson Center Phone: 937-693-3119 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 9:45 AM Sunday School 8:45 AM __________________ St. Jacob Lutheran 101 W. Main, Anna Phone: 937-394-4421 Pastor Michael Althauser Worship Times Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ St. John’s Lutheran Church 120 W. Water Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8047 Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday School Sunday 10:30 AM Traditional __________________ St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church 301 E. State St., Box 508, Botkins Phone: 937-693-3261 Pastor Robert Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Trinity Lutheran Church (Southern Ohio Synod) 204 East Wood Street, Versailles Phone: 937-526-3091 Reverend Keith Falk Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School, Sept.-May 9:15 AM

METHODIST Anna United Methodist 201 West North St., Anna Phone: 937-394-4221 website: Pastor Randy Locker Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Christian Education/all ages 10:45 AM Worship __________________ Botkins United Methodist 111 E. State Street, Botkins Pastor Randy Locker Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Adult Bible Study and Children’s Sunday School, Sunday 8:00 AM __________________ Bradford United Methodist Church 112 E. Church Street, Bradford Phone: 937-448-6116 Pastor Darcy Boblit-Dill Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Prayer Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday 10:45 AM Worship _________________

DeGraff United Methodist Church 1839 County Road 24 South, DeGraff Phone: 937-585-5511 Rev. Carolyn Christman Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sun. 6:30 PM __________________ The Family of Grace U.M.C. 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8232 Rev. Mike Carnevale Worship Times Sunday 8:15 AM Traditional 10:00 & 11:15 AM Contemporary 10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages Youth Ministry Sunday Nights Children’s Ministry Wed. Nights __________________ Fletcher United Methodist 205 S. Walnut, Fletcher Handicapped accessible Phone: 937-368-2470 Pastor Andy Perry Worship Times Sunday 8:15 & 10:45 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Nursery Care & kids church available Wednesday Prayer Group 7 PM __________________ Hardin United Methodist 6073 Hardin-Wapak Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4595 Pastor Jack Chalk Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00-9:45 AM __________________ Jackson Center United Methodist 202 Pike St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6919 Pastor Sylvia Hull Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Lockington United Methodist Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd. 2190 Miami Conservancy Rd. Phone: 937-497-0777 Pastor Don Trumbull Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School, All Ages 9:00 AM Youth Night & Kids Night Blast! Wednesday 7:00 PM __________________ Maplewood United Methodist 21310 Peach St., Maplewood Phone: 937-596-8155 Pastor Bill Halter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ New Hope United Methodist Corner of Mason Rd. & Patterson Halpin Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-493-0065 Pastor John Leighty Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, Fellowship 9:15AM/Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ New Knoxville United Methodist 109 S. Main St., New Knoxville Phone: 419-753-2427 Reverend Dennis Gaertner Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Pasco United Methodist Church 17483 St. Rt. 706, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4986 Reverend David Brisker Worship Times Prayers 9:00 AM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ Pemberton United Methodist 6541 Main Street, Pemberton Phone: 937-497-1007 Pastor Don Burley Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Email: __________________ Quincy United Methodist Phone: 937-585-5114 Pastor Matthew Wright Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

__________________ Russell Road Church 340 W. Russell Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-6412 Pastor Fred Gillenwater Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Church Campus Sunday 10:30AM, Christian Academy (2151 W. Russell Road)

Nursery/Children Ministries at Both __________________ Sidney First United Methodist 230 E. Poplar Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend David Chivington Worship Times Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Webster/Versailles United Methodist Webster - 8847 Seibert Rd., Bradford 122 West Wood St., Versailles Phone: 937-526-3855 Pastor Linda Dulin Worship Times Webster - Sunday 9:15 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Versailles - Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM __________________ J.O.Y. Church at the Alpha Center 330 E. Court St. Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend Barbara Staley Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM

MISSIONARY World Missions for Christ Church 231 Doering St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1166 Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

MOUNT ZION HOLY UNION CHURCH OF GOD Mt. Zion Church of God House of Prayer 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-497-3511 Elder Ernst Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday 6:00 NOON Tuesday 6:00 PM Thursday youth Service 6:00 PM Thursday Bible Study 6:00 PM

NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene 1899 Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4492 Reverend Chad Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM

PENTECOSTAL Full Gospel Lighthouse Church 825 W. Ohio Ave., Sidney Pastor Ron Cassidy Worship Times Sunday 6:30 PM Sunday School 7:00 PM __________________ House of Prayer 600 Wilson (off Park St.), Sidney Phone: 937-492-7443 Pastor Joretta Hughes Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM __________________ Mount Zion Church of God 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-3511 Bishop, Pastor Ernest L. Wilson Worship Times Sunday School, 10am-11:30 AM Sunday Worship: 11:30 AM Midweek Service: Tuesday, 6 PM Bible Study: Thursday, 6 PM __________________ Pathway Open Bible Church 326 N. West Street, Sidney Phone: 937-239-2489 Pastor Matt Thomas Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, Wednesday Bible Study 7 PM __________________ Sidney Church of God 321 N. Wagner Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0185 Pastor Shane Jackson Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed. 7:00 PM Family Training

__________________ Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God 2745 St. Rt. 29N, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0770 website: Reverend Anthony Krummrey Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Thursday Evening 7:00 PM Sunday broadcast on FM105.5

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 202 N. Miami Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4597 Reverend Dr. Lee Dorsey Worship Sunday 9:15 AM Adult Christian Ed Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM Child Care (Communion 1st Sunday of the month)

QUAKER Religious Society of Friends Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Comunity 3003 Cisco Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-497-7326 or 492-4336 Worship Times 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:30 AM

ROMAN CATHOLIC Church of the Holy Redeemer 120 Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2543 Pastor Reverend Thomas Mannebach Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM Holy Days 7:30 PM Vigil 12:05 & 5:30 PM Holy Day ___________________ Egypt St. Joseph Church Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Sunday Mass 8:45 AM ___________________ Holy Angels Catholic Church S. Main & Water St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-2307 Reverend Daniel Schmitmeyer Masses Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM ___________________ Holy Family Catholic Church 140 South Findlay St., Dayton Ft. Mark Wojdelski, Pastor Mass Schedule Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM Holy Days of Obligation 7:00AM, 7PM Monday - Friday 7:15 AM Saturday 9:00 AM ___________________ Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 9333 St. Rt. 119W. McCartyville Phone: 937-394-3823 • 419-628-2502 Reverend John W. Tonkin Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM ___________________ St. Augustine Parish 48 N. Hanover Street, Minister Phone: 419-628-2614 Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00, 10:00 & 11:30 AM Holy Day Masses 6:30 PM evening before 8:00 ___________________ AM, 7:00 PM on Holy Day St. Lawrence & Immaculate Conception Churches 116 N. Main Street, Botkins Phone: 937-693-2561 Reverend Patrick L. Sloneker Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday at St. Lawrence Church in Rhine 9:00 AM ___________________ St. Remy Church 108 E. Main Street, Russia Phone: 937-526-3437 Reverend Frank Amberger Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM ___________________ St. Michael’s Church 33 Elm Street, Ft. Loramie Phone: 937-295-2891 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 AM

___________________ St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 6788 St. Rt. 66, Newport Phone: 937-295-3001 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 6:30 PM Sunday 9:30 AM

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Piqua Seventh-Day Adventist Church West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 937-778-0223 Pastor Don Byard, 419-236-1172 Worship Times Saturday Song Service 9:30 AM Saturday Bible Study 10:00 AM Saturday Worship 11:00 AM

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST First United Church of Christ West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 419-753-2446 Pastor David A. Williams Worship Times Sunday 8:00 AM Sunday Family Worship 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Sunday Services broadcast on WIMT (FM) every Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ Greenview United Church of Christ 3041 Leatherwood Creek Rd., Sidney email: Phone: 937-492-9579 Pastor Larry Grunden Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM __________________ Immanuel United Church of Christ 888 St. Rt. 274 , Kettlersville email: Phone: 937-693-2853 Pastor Charles Moeller Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Deaf Worship Services on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of each month __________________ St. Paul United Church of Christ 119 N. Franklin St., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2502 Pastor Becky Erb Strang Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Spirit Safari Club Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 707 N. Ohio Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8540 Rev. Dr. Bob McCann, interim minister Worship Times Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM Worship Sunday 10:15 AM Children’s Church 10:30 AM Kids’ Club 2nd & 4th Wed. 6:30 PM __________________ St. Peter’s Church 303 Franklin St., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2175 Pastor Steve Wills Worship Times Sunday 9:15 AM Handicapped Accessible

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Senior Center hires exercise assistant The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County Board of Trustees approved the hire of Paige Barker during its recent meeting. Barker will work on an as-needed basis asPhoto provided sisting with exercise AN ARTIST’S rendering shows the 11,500-square-foot Otterbein St. Marys classes for a pay rate of Life Enrichment Center, which is currently under construction. A grand open- $8 per hour. In other business, the ing is tentatively scheduled for April 20. board learned that center Director David McKay has applied for

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rooms and a family locker room, to accommodate those with special needs; a wellness center equipped with cardio- and strengthtraining equipment with a senior audience in mind; an exercise room; lounge and patio areas; and a large library, equipped with Wi-Fi. The facility will be open to Otterbein residents and partners free of charge, and community seniors, age 60 and above, who possess a YMCA membership. Board members who have a YMCA membership and meet the age requirement are welcome to use the facility. The first two to three weeks of operation will exclusively be reserved for Otterbein residents. To learn more about Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, visit or call (888) 513-9131.

Governor honors 17 elder volunteering couples COLUMBUS — First lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich and the Ohio Department of Aging honored 17 couples for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the 13th annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration Tuesday at the governor’s residence in Columbus. With its connection to Valentine’s Day, Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans who have been married 40 years or longer and who share a commitment to volunteerism and community service. “These couples embody a level of commitment that should be celebrated,” said Kasich. “Both as devoted spouses and volunteers, these ‘Joined Hearts in Giving’ are role models for us all.” “Volunteers are important to so many worthy social causes all over our state, but volunteerism also allows our elders to be vital members of their communities,” said Bonnie

Kantor-Burman, director of the department. “‘Joined Hearts in Giving’ is about what happens when individuals have the opportunities and the intimate, personal support and love to grow, thrive and contribute.” The department solicited nominations for Joined Hearts in Giving during November. Those to be honored at the 2012 Joined Hearts in Giving reception range between 40 to 70 years married, 61 to 94 years old and from one to 65 years of volunteer service. They include the following: Clark and June Armstrong, of Cambridge, married 70 years. Chuck and Shirley Berry, of Zanesville, married 55 years. William and Barbara Burke, of McDermott, married 40 years. Henry and Maryann Burwinkel, of Cincinnati, married 56 years. George and Pauline Coburn, of McDermott,

married 68 years. Howard and Terri Daugherty, of Hamersville, married almost 42 years. Paul and Dolores Eicher, of West Salem, married 65 years. Donald and Kay Johnson, of Jefferson, married 49 years. Ellis and Sheila L. Mascareno, of Holland, married 44 years. Jim and Cathie Neuhart, of Caldwell, married 48 years. Stanford and Sheila Odesky, of Toledo, married 48 years. Andy and Charlene Press, of Solon, married 41 years. Raymond and Florence Rose, of Wooster, married 62 years. Richard and Annette Rush, of Grove City, married 50 years. Raymond and Bernadean Wagner, of Heath, married 55 years. Del and Karol Wells, of Lima, married 40 years. David and Lois Zoll, of Fostoria, married 61 years.

daily attendance was 129. As of January, the center has 1,078 members. John Laws, on behalf of the Senior Center reported Foundation, that foundation officers for 2012 are as follows: Cynthia McRill, president; Dennis York, vice president; Farrel Kaplan, secretary; David Edwards, treasurer.

Partnership offers rehab links COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA), the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) and the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC) have announced a partnership among the state agencies and local partners to link vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers with selfchronic-disease management workshops and employment supports to help them remain at or return to work. The Vocational Rehabilitation Public Private Partnership (VP3) initiative enhances awareness among vocational rehabilitation consumers and providers of ODA’s Healthy U chronic disease and diabetes self-management programs, which have been proven to reduce disability and increase independence. “Chronic disease becomes much more common as people age,” said RSC Director Kevin L. Miller. “The Healthy U program helps citizens manage their diseases and stay on the job. As a result, they will maintain economic independence and the state will avoid the Medicaid expense that comes with a Social Security Disability Insurance benefit.” “Older adults and people with disabilities want to remain vital, active members of their communities who continue to thrive and contribute. Many just need a little help to do that,” added ODA Director Bonnie Kantor-Burman. “By leveraging local partners, including area agencies on aging, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, Healthy U Workshop providers, Centers for Independent Living and others, we can support successful employment and independence, and increase the connections between those local partners.” Along with the disease self-management programs, VR con-

sumers will be provided peer support groups and individual employment supports to help ready them for the workforce again. The program will be piloted in five cities, including Steubenville, where the workshop will be targeted toward veterans with disabilities. “This interagency collaboration is aimed at a more coordinated effort to offer programs and services to help disabled veterans get back to work or remain in their own homes for as long

as possible,” said ODVS Director Thomas N. Moe. “By working together, state agencies and local partners can enhance the quality of life for so many who have served their state and country.” ODA plans to invest $41,000 in non-federal funds, which gives the initiative the potential drawing down of $151,290 in VRP3 federal match funds, for a total project investment of $192,290. For information, visit

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residents and friends,” Drake said. According to Otterbein St. Marys’ Director of Environmental Services Denny Seewer, the building is well under way and enclosed. He said work on electrical, plumbing and HVAC rough-ins are 85 percent complete, with work soon to start on wall insulating, drywall and outside brick laying, depending on the weather. H.A. Dorsten of Minster is the general contractor. The architect is Freytag and Associates of Sidney. The warmwater therapy pool, which is complete, was constructed by Patterson Pools of Columbus. Amenities include a 30-by-50-foot warmwater therapy pool, complete with a zero-depth entry ramp that is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant; men’s and women’s locker

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ST. MARYS — Led by charitable gift planner Hodge Drake, the fundraising effort for the Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center is now fully funded with gifts and pledges exceeding $1.6 million. Construction began Aug. 15 and a grand opening is tentatively scheduled for April 20. The life enrichment center is an 11,500-squarefoot facility designed to meet the holistic wellness needs of seniors in the Auglaize and Mercer counties service area. The facility will be operated by the AuglaizeMercer Counties YMCA. This collaboration is the first of its kind in Ohio with a continuous care retirement community and a YMCA. “This is by the grace of God, a tremendous volunteer effort, a committed board and wonderful partners,

an additional United Way grant that would enable the center to extend its opening hours. If the total grant of $50,000 is received, the center will be open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. McKay reported that in 2011, 31,681 people participated in center activities. The average


Sidney Daily News,Thursday, February 16, 2012 Page 11A SENIOR LIVING Passport Heritage Manor notes Wear Red Day program programs benefit residents, Minster-area seniors enrollees Other MINSTER — Heritage Manor took the satisfied Wear Red challenge Feb. DAYTON — Seniors receiving care at home through the Passport program rated their satisfaction at over 99 percent in 2011, according to a consumer satisfaction survey done by the Ohio Department of Aging. Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging provide inhome care as an alternative to nursing home care for more than 30,000 frail, older adults statewide through the Passport program. Passport is a home-care program that provides services including personal care assistance, home-delivered meals and transportation. It allows older persons to stay in their own homes at one third the cost of nursing home care. “We focus on consumer choice and help older Ohioans stay in their homes and communities with support from Passport and the Assisted Living program,” said Doug McGarry, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2. He added, “These Medicaid programs not only promote independence, they also save Ohio tax dollars.” The Area Agencies on Aging are the “front door” to long-term care, responding to 300,000 contacts annually statewide, and helping seniors and caregivers understand and access the community-based options available in Ohio. For a free in-home consultation to explore long-term care options, call (800) 258-7277 or visit the website at The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 is an independent, private, nonprofit corporation that plans and funds services for more than 240,000 older persons in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

Kent prof researches disease KENT — Dr. Angela Ridgel, an assistant professor of exercise science/physiology at Kent State University, is leading two new research projects to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease improve cognitive and motor function. Ridgel has been studying Parkinson’s disease for five years, and the two new research projects are bringing her closer to developing exercise therapy that can delay the progression of Parkinson’s and lower Parkinson’s medications dosages.

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3 and celebrated National Wear Red Day with staff, residents and community members. National Wear Red Day is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) way to bring awareness to heart disease in women and each year they ask healthcare providers and communities to join in this cause. This year, Heritage Manor wore red, celebrated with red punch and snacks and gave away red prizes. Most of the door prizes included items from the AHA so proceeds from the purchase of these gifts were donated back to the AHA. Gift basket No. 1, won by Joann Vonderhuvel, of Minster, included an AHA pedometer, water bottle and a Minster Wildcat backpack. Gift basket No. 2 was awarded to Louis Drees, of Fort Loramie. It contained an AHA lunch bag, AHA travel mug and a $10 gift certificate to Wagner’s IGA. Gift basket No. 3 was won by Rayna Kohler, of Coldwater, and it included an AHA cookbook, AHA measuring spoons, mixing bowl and Heritage Manor oven mitts. In addition to community door prizes, Heritage Manor awarded the staff prize to Melissa Cole and the resident winner was Vernon Barhorst.

RESIDENTS AND staff at Heritage Manor in Minster have been busy. Clockwise from above: Dorothy Brandewie, of Fort Loramie, works through physical therapy exercises with therapist Jo Szippl. Brandewie was recovering from a fall that resulted in a fractured femur. Michelle Evans (left) and Trena Chiles, outreach coordinators for Auglaize County Council on Aging, spoke in January about services available which include transportation, chore and homemaker services, wellness clinics, transitional meals, meal sites and socialization. Yvonne Stechshulte and Ron Eiting make a red toast for the National Wear Red Event.

Outstanding senior citizens sought for award DAYTON — The Area on Aging, PSA 2 is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards. These awards will be presented by the agency as part of the 2012 Senior Citizens Day Programs in each county served by the agency: Clark, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami Montgomery, Preble and Shelby. There will one award in each county. Individuals and organizations involved with seniors may submit nominations to the agency for selection by the respective county Council/Coalition on Aging. Nomination forms are available on the agency’s website in the current events scroll at the bottom of the homepage at Nomination guidelines for the Outstand Senior Citizen Award are as follows: 1. Individual must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of the county for which the award is being presented.



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TESTIFIES “No, probably not,” she responded. Ashworth admitted that she hesitated to seek treatment or go to the police at first because she did not want anyone to know what had happened. “I was embarrassed,” she said. “I didn’t know if I’d want to go through all this.” Erin Dearth, who said she was also in a relationship with the married Seitz at the time, took the stand on behalf of the prosecution only because she had been charged with a felony in relation to the incident and negotiated it down to a misdemeanor in exchange for her cooperation.

Text messages Dearth testified to receiving numerous text messages from Seitz during the night in question, beginning around 11 p.m. and continuing through the next morning. In the messages Seitz said he hated Ashworth, had beaten her severely, intended to kill her, hide the body and go into hiding. “I have beat her bad. I need to kill her and hide the body,” one message read. “I will send you a pic after she is dead,” read another. During this period of several hours, Dearth was in her car trying to find Seitz and Ashworth. She said she did not take the text messages seriously and eventually even picked up Seitz’s wife, Chris, to accompany her before eventually returning home to Enon. Seitz asked Dearth to help him hide, so after leaving Ashworth in the care of his wife, Chris, he met Dearth at a McDonald’s in Enon. Dearth said Seitz had a


knot on his forehead “about the size of a golf ball” from where Ashworth hit him with the toilet tank lid. During their weekend alone together, Dearth said that on several occasions, by mutual agreement, she struck Seitz on the head “as hard as I could” with a piece of wood in order to make his injury look worse. On cross-examination, Dearth told Seitz that she had felt threatened by the authorities and believed they wanted her to lie to make Seitz seem as bad as possible, though she did not say her testimony Wednesday was untrue. Dearth said Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer had told her he’d sent several women “to Marysville” (the Ohio Reformatory for Women), and said she believed, “If I muff this up, the deal was off.”

Threatened When Bucio asked if her friends, family or loved ones had been Dearth threatened, claimed Bauer told her he “wanted to put a sword down Jamie’s throat and perforate his gullet.” Also testifying Wednesday were Dr. Suzanne Gayton, the attending physician in the emergency room at Upper Valley Medical Center on the night Ashworth sought care for her injuries, and Amy Rismiller, a forensic scientist at Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab. Gayton reviewed the sequence of the evening Ashworth came in to the hospital and went over the already-submitted evidence photos of Ashworth’s injuries, confirming swelling, extensive bruising and scratches on her face, neck, chest, sides and


BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Do be aware of the fact that you will be noticed more than usual by others today, especially those in authority. Therefore, look your best! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Do something different today. You’re eager for adventure and you’re also very keen to learn something new. Go someplace you’ve never been before. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Take some time today to address bills, insurance matters, estates, inheritances and banking issues. Do a little to stay on top of your scene. (Later, you’ll be glad you did.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because the Moon is opposite your sign today, you will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others.This is not a problem. You can do it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Focus on getting better organized today. Do something to help get more efficient and productive in your job and at home. Cluttered surroundings contribute to a cluttered mind. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Romance is quite serious today. You want to think you’re putting your money on the right horse. Enjoy sports, social occasions and playful activities with children. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Home, family and your domestic scene are your priorities today. Time spent alone at home will

be a welcome relief for you. Discussions with a parent could be significant. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good day for short trips, conversations with siblings and relatives, plus reading, writing and studying. You have a need to converse with others, especially if you can share some insights. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Although you might be thinking a lot about your job and how you earn your money today, at a deeper level, you might be wondering if your daily needs are truly being met. You want to feel content. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because the Moon is in your sign today, you might be more emotional than usual. However, when the Moon is in your sign, you are also luckier than all the other signs! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Work alone or behind the scenes today. You need some quiet time to mentally and emotionally regroup. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with a female will be significant today. Input from others, especially in a group situation, might cause you to tweak your future goals. YOU BORN TODAY You want to make a name for yourself. Because of your ambition to succeed, nothing will stop you. You know what it takes, and you’re prepared to work for what you want. Because you’re ambitious internally as well as externally, you strive to become a better person. A lovely, social year ahead awaits you. In particular, all relationships are blessed. Birthdate of: Andre Norton, author; Brenda Fricker, actress.

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From Page 1 arms. She confirmed Ashworth’s bruises on her neck were consistent with strangling. Rismiller confirmed identifying Ashworth’s blood on a pillow retrieved from the apartment later by police, as well as on a shirt submitted by Ashworth to the police, which she reportedly was wearing that night. Breanne Comer took the stand Wednesday as well. She was at the time of the incident a co-worker of Ashworth’s at the Broad Street Grille in Sidney, which was owned by Seitz. Comer testified to Ashworth’s “state of confusion,” and said in addition to her obvious bruising and swelling, Ashworth appeared “very shaken and slow-moving.” “She appeared to be in very much pain,” Comer said.

jority of life’s obDR. WALstacles. LACE: Please Open and tell me what to honest converdo. I’m 20, marsation with your ried three years husband is and the mother paramount. Tell of a 2-year-old him that you’re son. I love my depressed and husband very much, but I’m ’Tween feel all alone, but that you lonely and depressed. My 12 & 20 also love him Dr. Robert and your son. husband works Wallace Say you are very 12 to 16 hours, 6 and confused days a week. I have no friends, no job need help. Mention that and no time with my you are scared and have contemplated suicide. husband. Lately, I have been You are in a rut, but it having suicidal wouldn’t take much to thoughts — often — and get you on a road to stathis scares me. My hus- bility and happiness. You must have conband is a hard worker, and he loves me very tact with others. If you much, but at times, I have other family memfeel like running away bers that you can talk and never coming back. with, do so. It doesn’t I’m only out of my teens matter what the details for a year, yet I feel like of the conversation are, a middle-aged house- just have conversation wife with nothing to do with another adult. Perbut the laundry. Please haps you can meet other respond. I’m confused young mothers and take and really need your your child to a playhelp. — Nameless, group. If you don’t already attend a church or Toledo, Ohio NAMELESS: Thanks other religious service, for putting faith in me to do so with your husband. help you through a very Take a college or comdifficult and challenging munity college class. time in your young life. Find a part-time job. Do I’m positive that your something so you can life will turn for the bet- mingle with people. It is possible that proter soon. When a young counseling wife gets the feeling that fessional she wants to get away could help you to get from it all, she usually your life in order. Conhas major disagree- tacting me was your first ments with her husband. step with many more to But in your case, you be taken, but you will love your husband and take them. Please conyour husband loves you. tact me soon to let me The love you share can know what you are doing overcome the great ma- to overcome your loneli-

Detective testifies The day ended with testimony from Detective Warren Melerine of the Sidney Police Department, who was lead detective on the case. He reviewed the timeline of the investigation and also confirmed Ashworth’s injuries, including marks “consistent with strangling” as well as “classic defensive wounds” on her hands. Melerine outlined the search of the apartment and retrieval of evidence, and briefly reviewed interviews with Ashworth. He noted that during the search of the apartment, the pieces of the toilet tank lid had been stacked neatly on the bathroom sink area, indicating that someone had been in the apartment since Ashworth had last been there. Day three of the trial will begin today at 9 a.m. with cross-examination of Melerine.

ness. And remember that you will never again be alone if you have faith in the Almighty. TEENS: Do you find that you never have enough time to finish everything you must and want to do in a 24-hour period? The need to finish things will stay with you for a lifetime. According to the publication, “Parents of Teens,” the average North American sleeps a total of 24.5 years over the course of a lifetime, spends 13.5 years at school and at work, 12 years watching television, 4.5 years socializing, 3 years consuming food and 1 year talking on the phone. The other 13 years are spent in various activities, including using the Internet. Just think, if you can reduce the time spent sitting in front of the television set by two-thirds, you would have an extra 8 years to finish some of your must finish projects! Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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REPLAY 50 years ago February 16, 1962 Sidney basketball coach Bill Gallagher got a box-car hamburger on Thursday night as he and his hoopsters, along with the Yellow Jacket cheerleaders, were feted by Glenn Gibson at the Cozy Corner. The giant sandwich carried almost two pounds of ground beef.

25 years ago February 16, 1987 The sixth annual JacksonCenter Freshman Boys Basketball Invitational was termed a big success, and not just because the host team emerged with a championship in a 36-35 thriller over Russia. The tournament drew its biggest crowds in its sixyear history, according to tournament officials. In the champinship, John Prenger hit a 15-footer with four seconds left to give the Tigers a come-from-behind victory. Prenger finished with 12 and Eric Shaffer 10 for Jackson.

CALENDAR High school sports THURSDAY Girls basketball Parkway at New Bremen Minster at St. Henry —— FRIDAY Wrestling Sidney at Centerville D-I Sectional Lehman, Versailles at D-II Sectional at Lehman Boys basketball Sidney at Trotwood Russia at Fairlawn New Knoxville at Versailles Dayton Christian at Riverside St. Henry at Minster New Bremen at Parkway Houston at Newton Fort Loramie at Botkins Jackson Center at Anna

ON THE AIR High school basketball On the Internet, radio (Times approximate) FRIDAY Internet — Boys basketball, Jackson Center at Anna. Air time 7:40. Radio 1570 WPTW, Muzzy Broadcasting — Boys basketball, Piqua at Troy. Air time 7:15. SATURDAY Internet — Girls tournament basketball, Fort Loramie vs. Riverside. Air time 12:30; Jackson Center vs. Triad, 2:15.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “He wasn’t a nerd. He was just normal. You take out basketball and he’s a very normal student at any school.” —Current Harvard men’s basketball captain Oliver McNally, on NBA sensation Jeremy Lin

ON THIS DATE IN 1961 — Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles scores 57 points to lead the Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 129-106. 1967 — Rick Barry of the San Francisco Warriors scores 52 points against Chicago at Fresno for his second consecutive 50-point game.

Fairborn whips Sidney 87-62 Visiting Fairborn had just six points in the first four minutes of Wednesday’s high school boys basketball game at Sidney. But the Skyhawks added 15 over the final four minutes and never slowed down after that in routing the Yellow Jackets 87-62 in a rare Wednesday night game. The game was orginally scheduled for Tuesday, but moved because of parentteacher conferences Tuesday night. The loss leaves the Jackets at 3-16 heading into the regular-season finale at Trotwood Friday. Sidney will then return to Trotwood on Feb. 25 for a sectional tournament game against Centerville. The Skyhawks move to 12-7 on the season and will also conclude regular-season play Friday, at home against Xenia. Sidney head coach Greg Snyder said it was a case of the Jackets getting frustrated by poor shooting in the early going. “I always felt like we should have been close,” he said. “But we just missed so many shots. We took some bad shots, yes, but we missed a lot of wide open shots, too. And when you’re playing a team of Fairborn’s calibre, you have to hit those shots to have a chance. SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg “I felt like we were playing SIDNEY’S JALEN Herd looks for a teammate as he’s sur- some good defense at the rounded by Fairborn’s Jordan Michael (back) and Tyler Wlazlo start, but I think the kids got in boys basketball action at Sidney Wednesday. frustrated when their shots

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wouldn’t fall,” he added. “We started to gamble too much and Fairborn took advantage.” The Skyhawks opened up a 21-6 lead after one period, but couldn’t shake the Jackets in the second quarter. They led the Jackets 31-22, then scored four straight to make it 35-22. But Sidney’s Patwaun Hudson, who had 29, hit a three to cut the lead back to 10, and the Skyhawks settled for a 39-27 lead at the half. Fairborn went on a 5-0 run to start the third quarter, and even though the Jackets countered with four straight, the Skyhawks had it in gear and started opening up a big lead. It was 19 after three quarters. Hudson had five threes on his way to 29 and Tyree Manley added 14 for the Jackets. Fairborn’s Kendrick Williams, who averaged 34 in his previous four games, finished with 23. Fairborn outrebounded the Jackets 52-26. Fairborn (87) Williams 7-6-23; Jordan 2-2-8; Inman 1-0-2; Gassion 6-0-13; Wagner 9-4-22; Ross 1-0-2; Campbell 2-0-5; Coney 0-2-2; Jacobs 4-2-10. Totals: 32-16-87. Sidney (62) Fox 0-1-1; D. Hudson 2-3-7; Manley 5-1-14; Herd 1-0-2; Slonaker 0-11; Milligan 1-0-2; Davis 1-0-2; Barnes 1-0-2; P. Hudson 10-4-29; Spillers 1-02. Totals: 22-10-62. Score by quarters: Fairborn........................21 39 59 87 Sidney.............................6 27 40 62 Three-pointers: Fairborn 7 (Williams 3, Jordan 2, Gassion, Campbell); Sidney 8 (P. Hudson 5, Manley 3). Records: Sidney 3-16, Fairborn 12-7.

Anna rolls in tourney opener TIPP CITY — As expected, the powerful Anna Lady Rockets had no trouble winning their first tournament game, blasting outclassed Dixie 10030 in the Tipp City Division III Sectional Basketball Tournament Wednesday here. The win put the No. 1ranked Lady Rockets, the defending state champions, at 21-0 on the season and advanced them to the semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Tipp City against Dunbar. “We got a lot of kids on the floor,” said Anna coach Jack Billing. “We had 13 kids score and that’s always good. Once we got the big lead, we just wanted to play at our level, and I thought we did that.” The Lady Rockets again blitzed the opposition with a huge first quarter, rolling to a 30-4 lead after just eight minutes of play. A lot of the points came off turnovers — Anna forced the Lady Greyhounds into 38 in the game. Anna increased the lead to 58-14 at the half, then outscored Dixie 25-4 in the third quarter for an 83-18 lead heading into the final period. Natalie Billing had 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Anna. Morgan Huelskamp had 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals, Cayla Bensman had 13 points and seven steals, and Ashley Frohne 14 points and six steals. Erica Huber had six assists and six steals to go with SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker eight points. Anna put up a mind-bog- ANNA’S KYLEIGH Overbey goes up in front of Dixie’s Stacy Rader in sectional tournament acgling 91 shots in the game, tion at Tipp City Wednesday night. The Lady Rockets opened defense of their state champiand hit 45 of them for just onship with a 100-30 victory. under 50 percent. The Lady 9-0-18. Totals: 15-0-30. Niekamp 1-0-2; Watercutter 3-0-6; Three-pointers: Anna 1 (HuelRockets were also 9-for-15 Anna (100) Noffsinger 4-0-8; Ehemann 1-0-2; skamp); Dixie 0. from the free throw line. Overbey 2-2-6; Huelskamp 7-0-15; Landis 1-0-2. Totals: 45-9-100. Records: Anna 21-0, Dixie 3-18. Dixie (30) Huber 4-0-8; Ch. Bensman 2-1-5; Score by quarters: Myers 1-0-2; Hundley 1-0-2; Leis Blankenship 0-1-1; Billing 8-2-18; C. Dixie..............................4 14 18 30 1-0-2; Evans 2-0-4; Shope 1-0-2; Bates Bensman 6-1-13; Frohne 6-2-14; Anna............................30 58 83 100

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High school basketball standings BOYS League All W-L W-L COUNTY Jackson Center. 11-0 19-0 Anna . . . . . . . . . 8-3 14-5 Russia . . . . . . . . 7-4 12-6 Houston . . . . . . 5-7 9-10 Botkins . . . . . . . 4-7 8-10 Fort Loramie . . . 3-8 4-15 Fairlawn . . . . . 1-10 5-14 Friday’s games Botkins at Fort Loramie Houston at Newton Jackson Center at Anna Russia at Fairlawn Saturday’s games Botkins at Lima Perry Russia at Marion Local —— Greater Western Ohio Conference North Troy . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 13-6 Trotwood . . . . . . 7-2 11-7 Vandalia . . . . . 4-5 9-10 Piqua . . . . . . . . . 3-6 4-15 Sidney . . . . . . . . 3-6 3-16 Greenville . . . . . 1-8 2-17 Wednesday’s games Fairborn 87, Sidney 62 Friday’s games Greenville at Vandalia Piqua at Troy Sidney at Trotwood Saturday’s games Trotwood at Marshall Central Beavercreek . . . 8-1 14-4 Northmont . . . . 7-2 13-6 Wayne . . . . . . . . 5-4 8-11 Centerville . . . . 3-6 10-9 Fairmont . . . . . . 2-7 7-11 Springfield . . . . 2-7 6-13 Friday’s games Beavercreek at Fairmont Centerville at Wayne Northmont at Springfield Saturday’s games Bellbrook at Beavercreek Fairmont at Miamisburg South Springboro. . . . . 8-1 15-4 Fairborn. . . . . . . 6-3 12-7 Xenia . . . . . . . . 5-4 12-7 Miamisburg. . . . 4-5 12-6 West Carrollton. 4-5 11-8 Lebanon. . . . . . . 0-9 2-17 Wednesday’s games Fairborn at Sidney Friday’s games Lebanon at Springboro Miamisburg at West Carrollton Xenia at Fairborn Saturday’ games Fairmont at Miamisburg —— Midwest Athletic Conference Fort Recovery . . 6-1 15-2 Delphos St. John’s. 6-1 11-6 Versailles. . . . . . 5-2 16-2 St. Henry . . . . . . 4-3 14-4 New Bremen . . . 4-3 11-6 Minster . . . . . . . 4-3 9-9 Marion Local . . . 2-5 8-9 New Knoxville. . 2-5 9-9 Coldwater . . . . . 2-5 7-10 Parkway . . . . . . 0-7 1-17 Friday’s games Marion Local at Coldwater New Bremen at Parkway New Knoxville at Versailles St. Henry at Minster St. John’s at Fort Recovery Saturday’s games Coldwater at Wapakoneta Fort Recovery at Mississinawa Lima Bath at St. John’s Russia at Marion Local Spencerville at New Bremen Versailles at Parkway —— Other Lehman . . . . . . . . . 10-9 Riverside . . . . . . 3-4 7-12 Friday’s games Dayton Chr. at Riverside Saturday’s games Lehman at St. Marys —— GIRLS League All W-L W-L County Anna . . . . . . . . 12-0 20-0 Fort Loramie . . 10-2 14-6 Russia . . . . . . . . 6-6 11-9 Houston . . . . . . 5-7 11-9 Botkins . . . . . . . 5-7 8-12 Jackson Center . 4-8 7-13 Fairlawn . . . . . 0-12 0-20 Wednesday’s game Anna vs. Dixie Saturday’s games Fairlawn vs. Mechanicsburg

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Anna stands between JC and 20-0 regular season

BASKETBALL Fort Loramie vs. Riverside Jackson Center vs. Triad Tuesday’s games Botkins vs. Fairlawn/Mechanicsburg Fort Loramie/Riverside vs. Troy Christian —— GWOC North Troy . . . . . . . . . . 9-1 14-6 Vandalia . . . . . 9-1 14-7 Trotwood . . . . . . 5-5 7-12 Piqua . . . . . . . . . 3-7 6-14 •Sidney . . . . . . . 3-7 4-17 Greenville . . . . . 1-9 3-17 • Season Complete Wednesday’s games Greenville vs. Kenton Ridge at Xenia Piqua vs. Tecumseh at Lebanon Trotwood vs. Alter at Springboro Saturday’s games Trotwood/Alter vs. Oakwood/Belmont at Springboro Troy vs. Beavercreek at Xenia Monday’s games Greenville/Kenton Ridge vs. Ben Logan at Xenia Vandalia vs. Fairborn at Lebanon Tuesday’s games Piqua/Tecumseh vs. Northmont Central Fairmont . . . . . 10-0 17-3 Centerville . . . . 8-2 17-4 Northmont . . . . 6-4 12-8 Beavercreek . . . 4-6 10-10 Wayne . . . . . . . . 2-8 10-10 Springfield . . . 0-10 5-15 Saturday’s games Beavercreek vs. Troy at Xenia Fairmont vs. Stebbins at Troy Wayne vs. Wilmington at Troy Monday’s game Centerville vs. Miamisburg Tuesday’s games Northmont vs. Tecumseh/Piqua Springfield vs. Springboro/West Carrollton South Springboro. . . . 10-0 19-1 Fairborn. . . . . . . 8-2 17-3 •Lebanon . . . . . 5-5 9-12 Miamisburg. . . . 5-5 8-13 Xenia . . . . . . . . 1-9 3-17 West Carrollton. 1-9 1-19 • Season complete Wednesday’s game Springboro vs. West Carrollton Monday’s games Fairborn vs. Vandalia Miamisburg vs. Centerville Tuesday’s game Springboro/West Carrollton vs. Springfield —— MAC Marion Local . . . 8-0 16-3 New Knoxville. . 7-2 17-3 Fort Recovery . . 6-2 14-5 Minster . . . . . . . 5-3 13-5 •Versailles. . . . . 5-4 14-7 Delphos St. John’s. 4-4 13-6 Coldwater . . . . . 4-4 12-7 St. Henry . . . . . . 2-6 8-11 Parkway . . . . . . 0-8 7-12 New Bremen . . . 0-8 6-13 • Season complete Thursday’s games Coldwater at Marion Local Fort Recovery at St. John’s Minster at St. Henry Parkway at New Bremen Saturday’s games Ottoville at Minster Tuesday’s games Fort Recovery vs. St. Henry at Coldwater New Bremen vs. New Knoxville at Coldwater Parkway vs. Spencerville at Van Wert —— Other Lehman . . . . . . . . . 10-10 Riverside . . . . . . 3-3 5-15 Saturday’s games Riverside vs. Fort Loramie Tuesday’s games Riverside/Fort Loramie vs. Troy Christian Wednesday’s game Lehman vs. Houston

Two County powers collide Friday night at Anna BY KEN BARHORST 2-ranked Division IV team in Ohio for the second week in a row. It’s a bit unusual. Anna needs either a Normally, when a win Friday or a loss by game carries this much Russia to finish in sole hype, it’s usually for a possession of second league title or a higher place in the County. ranking. The Rockets got off to But this comes down a slow start, standing at to winning streaks, and 4-5 at one point. But somebody’s will be bro- they take a 10-game ken Friday night when winning streak into FriJackson Center and day night’s game. Anna end regular-season Anna has won 11 of play at Anna. its last 12 games, and The game highlights the last team to beat the the final night of league Rockets — Jackson Cenplay for this season. All ter back on Jan. 6. seven County teams will In that game, points be in action, with were at a premium. Botkins playing at Fort Anna led 14-11 after two Loramie and Russia try- quarters and 22-21 after ing to snap its four-game three. But Jackson Censkid on a trip to Fair- ter pulled out a 39-35 lawn. victory behind 22 points Houston is in non- from Alex Meyer. league action at Newton. “I know it’s a highlyOn Saturday, Botkins anticipated game,” said is at Lima Perry and Jackson coach Scott Russia travels to Marion Elchert. “What I like Local to end the regular about it, and I’m sure season. Nate (Barhorst) probaJackson Center has bly feels the same way, is already won an outright it’s just a great game to County championship have at this stage of the with a so-far perfect season. league mark of 11-0. “The atmosphere will The Tigers are 19-0 be great, and it’s going to overall, and are the No. be noisy,” he added. “It

throws the kids back into those situations where they have to rely on themselves out on the floor because it’s going to be tough to hear.” Elchert thinks his team is in for the battle of their lives Friday. “Anna is playing at the level I thought they would play at,” he said. “They lost a couple kids from last season, and have a new coach. And it was just a matter of time before everybody understood their roles and things started to click.” Elchert was right about Anna’s coach. Barhorst agreed with his assessment. “No doubt about it,” said Barhorst, in his first season as head coach. “I think more than anything, it will be a tournament atmosphere. It will be a big game that will hopefully propel both of us into the tournament and have us ready for anything.” The game will feature arguably the County’s top two players in Jackson Center’s Andy Hoying, the player of the year in the league last

season, and Anna’s Jay Meyer. Hoying is at 17.3 per game, and Meyer is right behind at 16.4. But both coaches say there is a lot more to worry about than those two. “You can start with Jay, certainly, but there are several other people that are scoring well for them,” said Elchert. “We’re going to have to play solid all over the floor.” “Everyone knows what Andy and Jay can do, but there are a bunch of other players that can step up at any moment,” said Barhorst. “That’s been a key to our winning streak — kids stepping up and scoring points for us. And I know Jackson Center has a lot of kids that can hurt you. “We know it’s going to be a high intensity game,” Barhorst added. “And I think both teams will be up for it. Win or lose, I think if the kids are out there playing hard and they leave everything on the floor, you will be able to make something positive out of it.”

Sidney boys fall short in sectional HUBER HEIGHTS — The Sidney boys were hoping to qualify for the district bowling tournament, but came up short, finishing 10th out of 22 teams. The top six teams and top six individuals qualified to move on. Sidney shot a 995 in their first game, with Trent Knoop rolling a 234 and Luke Goubeaux adding a 213. That put the Jackets in fourth place. In the second game,

the total fell to 969, with Michael Barber rolling a 236. And in the third game, Sidney had a 953, Barber again with rolling a 236. “In the second game, the lanes broke down quickly and we needed to move inside and ball down,” said Sidney coach Angie Mentges. “We were a little slow at moving and we ended up with some splits.” Sidney was seventh going into baker.

“I really felt confident going into baker because we were only three pins behind the sixth-place team and 16 behind the fifth-place team,” Mentges said. “We were bowling on fresh oil and we had bowled well to start the day and done a reasonably good job of covering spares. However, we got too excited and rushed the line, leaving an open shoulder which swung the ball out too far to the right. The ball tried to get back to the

pocker but either didn’t make it or came in behind the head pin.” Sidney had 17 splits in the six baker games. The scores were 175, 156, 145, 139, 173 and 148. “We had one baby split, but the rest were very difficult spare shots,” Mentges said. That left the Jackets 10th, 188 pins short of advancing. None of the Jackets were able to qualify as individuals.

Madden wins weight class in tourney Sidney High’s reserve wrestling team competed in t h e Greater We s t e r n Ohio Conference Res e r v e Tournament recently and Madden had three placers. Dayvon Madden won his 120-pound weight class by going 3-0. Jeremiah Slagle was 3-1 in the tournament and finished second at 132 pounds, and Stephen Hendershot was 2-2 and placed fourth at 120 pounds.

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Irving returns Big ‘O’ raising awareness leads Cavs after prostate cancer fight over Pacers CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in his return after missing three games with a concussion, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-87 win Wednesday night over the Indiana Pacers, who dropped their fifth straight. Irving played for the first time since Feb. 7, when he banged his head following a collision in Miami. The 19-year-old was only cleared to play in the morning by Cavs doctors, who followed the NBA's new guidelines on head injuries during his recovery. Irving made the Cavs more complete, but they're still without center Anderson Varejao, out indefinitely with a bro-

ken wrist. Semih Erden started for Varejao and scored a career-high 18. Collison Darren scored 18 and Roy Hibbert 17 for Indiana, which was without leading scorer Danny Granger because of a sprained ankle.

Lin: 13 assists NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin put aside his record-setting scoring to hand out a career-best 13 assists, and the New York Knicks got back to .500 their seventh with straight victory, 100-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Lin added 10 points, focusing more on his role as a distributor while others torched the Kings for 51 percent shooting.

Flyers top Charlotte DAYTON (AP) — Chris Johnson scored 22 points as Dayton rode a big second half en route to a 75-65 win over Charlotte Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 Conference action. The Flyers (16-9, 6-5), who trailed 33-30 at intermission, outscored Charlotte 45-32 in the second half to end the 49ers’ brief two-game winning streak. Chris Braswell had a superb game for Charlotte (1212, 4-7), scoring 27 points — 16 in the first half. Braswell hit 8 of 13

field goal attempts, including one 3-pointer, and went 10 of 12 at the foul line. But the only other 49ers player in double figures was Jamar Briscoe with 11 points. Johnson, who grabbed nine rebounds and just missed a double-double, got help from Devin Oliver and Kevin Dillard with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Dayton had a huge advantage on 3-pointers, hitting 11 of 27 treys. Charlotte was just 2 of 14 from the arc.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Robertson is stepping back into the spotlight. A f t e r living quiin etly Ohio, the NBA Hall of Famer is b r i n g i n g Robertson awareness to an issue affecting people who might have never heard his name before: Prostate cancer. Robertson was stricken with the disease about a year ago and had his prostate removed in a successful robotic procedure. Cancer-free, he is serving as honorary chairman at the International Prostate Cancer Foundation’s gala in Orlando next month. “I usually take a test for it every year, but I didn’t for whatever reason about a year ago. It

was just a routine test that you take all the time and they discovered cancer cells,” Robertson, 73, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I just wanted to know how I got it because I had it checked every two years. “But I had some numbers that went up a little bit and that was the indicator something was wrong.” While the initial news after a blood test last spring was surprising for the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season (1961-62), it wasn’t the first serious medical issue he’s faced since his playing days. In 1997 Robertson donated a kidney to his then-33-year-old daughter Tia, who was suffering from lupus. That was a no-brainer for the father of two. But with no previous

tion. After a brief consultation Robertson was sold and flew to Florida. “Obviously, the Big O, everybody knows him,” Patel said. “I actually met him in person the day before surgery. He’d already decided what he wanted to do.” The procedure was performed and he was able to go home the next day. Now approaching a year following the surgery, Patel said Robertson is cancer-free and has an excellent prognosis going forward. During his more than 60-year association with basketball, Robertson earned both championships and pioneer status. Now, much like he did in helping out a future generation of NBA players in achieving a more favorable work environment, Robertson has shifted his attention to helping others through his own experience.

history of prostate cancer in his family, he had to revert back to lessons he learned during his playing days and went into scouting-mode against his new opponent. “I got on the Internet and found out about cures like radiation and some kind of process called protons,” Robertson recalled. “I talked to lot of doctors about it and decided I’d rather have mine taken out.” Robertson sought a non-invasive procedure and doctors in Ohio eventually steered him to Dr. Vipul Patel, a renowned urologist in Orlando. The most experienced surgeon worldwide over all surgical specialties, Patel had performed more than 3,500 robotic prostate surgeries. Having grown up in Los Angeles and been a fan of the hometown Lakers, Patel instantly made the name connec-

School board begins process to terminate Donoher’s contract KETTERING — The Kettering Board of Education took steps to terminate the contract of Fairmont High School Athletic Director Brian Donoher at its regular meeting Tuesday, approving a recommendation to consider such action. Donoher, 42, son of former University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Don Donoher and

former athletic director at Sidney High School, is on paid family medical leave pending a March 5 court appearance. He is charged with soliciting a prostitute and has entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. Under the Ohio Revised Code, he has 10 days to request a hearing, represented by an Ohio Department of Education official, on the school

board’s decision. If he declines the right, school officials say his contract will be terminated. Kettering Superintendent Jim Schoenlein declined to comment whether Donoher would receive a financial settlement or severance. Donoher, married and father of three children, was arrested Feb. 1 in a weeklong Dayton Police Department sting tar-

geting sex solicitors. He allegedly told police he had also solicited sex about 10 different times last year. He is not a teacher or a member of the Kettering Education Association. Also Tuesday, the school board named assistant Athletic Director Frank Baxter interim athletic director. He also coaches wrestling and teaches social studies.

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Lehman High School will once again host the Division II Sectional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Doors will open at 4:30 on Friday and wrestling will begin at 5:30. On Saturday, the doors will open at 10 a.m. and wrestling will begin at 11. The finals will be Saturday at 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per session and $15 for an all-session pass. Teams participating includes Lehman, arcanum, Springfield Catholic, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, National Trail, Northeastern, Southeastern, Tri County North, Triad, Troy Christian, Versailles and West Liberty-Salem.

is selling tickets for its upcoming sectional girls basketball game. Lehman plays Houston on Feb. 22 at Sidney at 6 p.m. Tickets for that game, and Saturday’s boys game at St. Marys are on sale in the high school office. Tickets for the boys sectional game with Ansonia can be purchased at the school and at East 47 Marathon. The tickets are $6.



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garn poured in 21 and Clay Selsor added 12 for the Cavs. In the semifinals, Lehman beat Anna 7257, with Selsor leading the way with 16. He was just one of four players in double figures, however. Hemmelgarn had 14, Greg Spearman 12 and Jackson Frantz added 11. In the championship win, Selsor finished with 17 and Spearman had 13.


JACKSON CENTER — The Lehman freshman boys basketball team capped off an excellent season with the championship of the annual Jackson Center Freshman Tournament. The Cavaliers defeated Russia 71-56 in the championship game to end the season with a 16-3 record. Lehman opened the tournament with a 63-34 victory over Jackson Center. A.J. Hemmel-


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Rheumatoid arthritis explained DEAR DR. ANSWER: DONOHUE: I Those medicines was diagnosed have saved you with rheumatoid from the toxic disarthritis in 2005. ease rheumatoid My rheumatoloarthritis. Unlike gist put me on the more common methotrexate. I variety of arthrihad many side tis, osteoarthritis, effects from To your which is limited m e t h o t r e x a t e, to joints only, good and it was not rheumatoid working as well health arthritis not only as it had been, so Dr. Paul G. can destroy joints, my doctor put me but it can cause Donohue on hydroxydamage to many chloroquine (Plaquenil). organs throughout the The thought of going on body. It leaves patients needles scares me. I hate feeling wiped out. It can them. attack the lungs and the My fingers are not dis- lung covering. It might figured, like some of inflame the heart coverthose with rheumatoid ing. The principle for arthritis are. What treating rheumatoid makes fingers crooked? I arthritis is to treat it worry about what these early with medicines toxic medications have that can stop the prodone and will do. Now I gression of the disease. need my vision checked Truly, the illness is far every four months be- more destructive than cause of Plaquenil. — any of the remedies used A.F. for it. Take Plaquenil. It

is true that it can damage the retina. But your regular eye checkups will show if retinal problems are arising, and, if they are, the drug is stopped. The disfigurement of fingers that is sometimes seen with rheumatoid arthritis comes about because finger joints become partially or wholly dislocated. The fingers drift to the side and downward. That it hasn’t happened to you could be the result of taking disease-modifying drugs like methotrexate and Plaquenil early on. It may never happen to you. The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been revolutionized in the past two decades with the drugs you have taken and with drugs called biologicals, which also slow the progression of this illness. They are given by injection. If you ever come to need them,

you have to get over your needle aversion. They work wonders. The booklet on arthritis explains the more common kinds of it and their treatments. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 301, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from

Motorists in wrong find ways to make things right DEAR ABBY: FA I T H F U L “Mild-Mannered MoREADER IN torist in Virginia” ARKANSAS (Dec. 26) asked you D E A R for a hand signal to FAITHFUL indicate “I’m sorry” READER: I to fellow drivers a s s u r e d when he makes mis“Mild-Mantakes behind the nered” that wheel. Not long ago, my helpful Dear I made a not-soreaders would Abby serious mistake that step forward Abigail angered another to offer sugdriver. When I Van Buren gestions for flashed a peace sign, an “I’m sorry” then moved my mouth in signal. And many, like an “I’m sorry,” the per- you, mentioned giving son’s frown changed to a the peace sign. Offering smile. We then drove on more options, my newswith pleasant attitudes, paper readers comment: and I tried to watch my DEAR ABBY: We driving more closely. New Yorkers have honed The peace sign, of silent signals to a fine course, is hand closed, art. When I’m at fault in forefinger and middle fin- traffic or other situations ger up as in a “V.” I think where I can’t apologize the whole world recog- verbally, I make eye connizes a peace sign. It tact, put my hand to my worked for me. — chest to accuse myself,

and put my hands in a prayerful gesture to ask forgiveness. This almost always defuses the situation on the spot. Add a smile and you’ve made a friend as well. — LORNA, IN THE CITY DEAR ABBY: I, too, have made boo-boos while driving and wish I could have said “I’m sorry,” but the person is usually too busy shaking a fist and screaming what are obviously obscenities to notice. I like the idea of a standard “sorry” gesture. How about holding one hand up with your palm toward your face for just a second? (As in “I’m ashamed of what I just did.”) It’s simple and lets you keep your other hand on the wheel. — CAROL IN HOUSTON DEAR ABBY: Why

not use the American Sign Language symbol for “sorry”? Make a fist with your right hand, palm toward the body and place it over the area of your heart and move it in small circles. Of course, the expression on your face pulls it all together. Sign language is used by many people, and the chance that the person you offended may already be familiar with this sign makes it a great way to convey the sentiment. — SIGN USER IN OLD LYME, CONN. DEAR ABBY: If I think the other driver will be able to see me, the gesture I make after a mistake is an exaggerated, slow smack to my forehead — basically, my own Homer Simpson “Doh!” — IN THE WRONG IN MAINE

Feb. 16, 1912 At the adjourned meeting of city council last evening a resolution was passed authorizing the city engineer to prepare plans and specifications for paving the following streets — Queen street to Graceland cemetery, Ohio avenue —Water street to the junction with main, Court street, Walnut to Franklin, Walnut Avenue to Franklin, Walnut Avenue-Poplar to Water, West avenue-Big Four railroad to Maple, West avenue-Court to South, Lane street —Main to Miami, and alleys around the square. ––––– Hathaway and Wagoner have sold their grocery store on North Main avenue to William Harp. He took possession of the operation today. ––––– Two coaches of the southbound train No. 1 due in Sidney shortly after 9 o’clock this morning were derailed a short distance north of Anna. No one was injured in the wreck.

75 years Feb. 16, 1937 At a adjourned meeting of city council last night a motion was passed authorizing the issuance of $55,000 in bonds for the purpose of extending and improving the water works and the construction of an elevated water tank. An ordinance was also improved increasing the salaries and fireman by $5 a month. ––––– “To encourage well directed enterprises, promote the growth of the city and the progress, extension and increase the acquaintanceship and foster the highest commercial integrity among retail merchants.” That was the objective for 1937 stated by Joe B. Cook as new president of the Sidney Merchant’s Association at the regular monthly meeting last evening. ––––– Captain Robert F. Kaser, of the local National Guard company, today received a letter from Eugene T. Weatherly, police chief at Cincinnati, expressing thanks to the local guard unit for the loyal and efficient service rendered during the recent flood in that city.

50 years Feb. 16, 1962 On display in the windows of The Sidney Daily News are two copies of The Shelby Democrat, dating back almost 110 years. These newspapers, framed in glass to protect them, are the property of Mrs. Eleanor Ross, 131 North Main Avenue. Mrs. Ross found the papers when she moved into her present home, which at one time was the residence of S. Alex Leckey, editor of the Shelby Democrat at the time the two specimens were published. The Shelby Demo-

crat is the predecessor of The Shelby County Democrat which the late General James O. Amos took over in 1876. Both of these papers are the antecedents of the present Sidney Daily News. ––––– JACKSON CENTER — Approximately 40 senior citizens from the Jackson Center and Maplewood area met Thursday to organize a club, set meeting dates, and decide what kind of activities they would like. Organization of the club was sponsored by the American Club and the Sororis Club. A vote of thanks was given the Community Club for the initial meeting and all other meetings of the club. Present with the group were Mrs. Clyde Millhoff and Mrs.Ilo Konz, both of Sidney, who were observing as a first step in beginning a group in Sidney.

25 years Feb. 16, 1987 Services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were held Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sidney. Called “Living the Dream Let Freedom Ring”, the event held the day before the official holiday that has been set aside to honor King, featured addresses by city officials, clergy and officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Master of cerewas Mayor monies James Humphrey, who spoke about the real meaning of the King holiday. Dr. W. Walker of Piqua read scriptures from the old testament and the Rev. H.B. Murphy. Pastor of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, read from the New Testament. ––––– HOUSTON — A Houston area woman, whose home was damaged by fire Sunday morning, escaped unharmed from the blaze when her dog scratched on her bedroom door and woke her. David Snapp, Houston fire Department assistant chief, said firefighters were called to the home of Margaret Boegel, 2833 State Route 66, Houston, at about 4:55 a.m. Sunday to extinguish a fire which started in the living room. ––––– 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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Council hears proposal Board OKs final OSFC plan for for Lions Club in Botkins BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER Club is making their community better,” said Preston. “They are part of a larger organization of BOTKINS — Botkins Village Lions Clubs throughout the Council Tuesday night heard a world.” proposal to establish a Lions Club No decision was made on the in the village. formation of a Lions Club, but Jack Preston from the Lions council may discuss it at a later Club of Wapakoneta attended the meeting. meeting and talked to council Council had opened its meeting about the possibility of forming a with a public hearing on the FranLions Club in the Anna and ciscan Care Center bonds. Botkins area. He presented facts There was a representative about the Lions Club and what it from the Franciscan Care Center would be able to do to help the to answer questions, but there community. was no one from the public at the “The total aim of the Lions meeting.

The Service Committee recommended the purchase of cathodic protection to the south water tower. According to Village Administrator Jesse Kent, the cost of the protection would be $12,500. “It is budgeted for this year and is the same price they quoted last year,” said Kent. “The south tower has no cathodic protection.” The recommendation was sent to the Finance Committee for final discussion before it is voted on by the council. Council entered into executive session to discuss a possible real estate purchase.

Students compete at music contest Dietz, Emily Holbrook, Jennifer Rupersburg, Amber Russell and Katie Schneider. • SSA ensemble: Kaylee Bailey, Kaitlyn Barhorst, Colleen Greve, Allison Guckes, Alex Hanby, Lisa Market, Lakota Running Hawk, Abby Russell and Tayler Weatherhead. • SSA Ensemble: Emily Brown, Rachel Cooper, Michaela Dietz, Andrea Goettemoeller, Grillot, Carly Vicki Harshbarger, Becca Knoop, Lindsey Schneider and Gavrielle Woodruff. Good (III) rating: • Mixed ensemble: Kara Bertsch, Heather

Brown, Rachel Cooper, Adam Ewry, Heath Geyer, Colleen Greve, Alex Hanby, Becca Knoop, Lisa Market, Abby Russell, Lindsey Schneider and Josie Weatherhead. • Chamber ensemble: Kaylee Bailey, Kaitlyn Barhorst, Trevor Barhorst, Logan Bauer, Kara Bertsch, Jessica Dietz, Michaela Dietz, Adam Ewry, Heath Geyer, Allison Guckes, Carly Harshbarger, Emily Holbrook, Cameron Middleton, Lakota Running Hawk, Christy Schulze, Josie Weatherhead, Tayler Weatherhead, Corinne Woodruff, Gavrielle Woodruff and Ethan Zimpfer.

Christman, Jessica Hoying, Nicholas Bertke, Kelli Ehemann, Ashley Michael, Madison Brinkman, Kaila Cotterman and Natasha Osborne. • 3.49 to 3.00 — Dominic Altstaetter, Luke Victoria Cummings, Bruns, Meagan Card, Danielle Nolte, Shawnie Rump, Kathryn Latimer, Brandi Ellenwood, Elizabeth Wells, Rebekka Bensman, Morgan Bornhorst, Benjamin Wuebker, Benjamin Kettler, Kayla Dennis, Victoria Adamson, Randolph Kiser, Bradley Boyd, Dylan Wells, Tiffany Fuston, Heather Ireton, Jaycob Pence and Abby Wood. Senior • 4.00 — Erik Schlagetter, Ashley Frohne, Devon Alexander, Morgan Huelskamp, Taylor Blevins, Lynn Katterhenry, Brandon Christman, Ronald Wenrick, Alexandra Hohlbein, Wesley Wolters, Gabrielle Buehler, Katarzyna Krauss, Kirsten Barger, Caleb Maurer, Jacob Counts and Wesley Younker. • 3.99 to 3.50 — Marie Witer, Logan Adams, Craig Manger, Luke Kindelin, Jeremy Bensman, Polina Baykova,

Kyleigh Overbey, Jay Meyer, Alex Seaton, Kara Baker, Drew Guisinger, Erik Angus, Nicole Albers, Morgan Spence, Mitchell Greve, Crystal Schmiesing, Audra Johnston, Samantha Riffell and Alex Wood. • 3.49 to 3.00 — Nathan Metz, John Gabriel, Dustin Noffsinger, Maverick Long, Allison Noffsinger, Shane Rhoads, Maria Gaier, Jacob Berning, Joshua Seger, Ryan Gehret, Ellen Stewart, Charden Rockwell, Madalyn Spaugy, Ashley Aselage, Johnathan Asbury, Brock Becker, Amber Blackburn, Paul Meyer and Cameron Shonk.


Anna H.S. ANNA — Anna High School announced the names of the students on the honor roll for the grading period of Oct. 23 to Jan. 13. Freshman • 4.00 — Emily Cavinder, James Withrow, Michalia Heitkamp, Rachel Berning, Mary Buehler, Bonnie Altstaetter, Michael Omlor, Kirsten Angus, Sarah Steinbrunner, Erin Inman, Anne Marie Goettemoeller and Jordan Jurosic. • 3.99 to 3.50 — Jessica Witer, Nicholas Bice, Nathan Watercutter, Christopher Hollenbacher, Alex Albers, Matthew Carr, Daniel Burd, Cayla Bensman, Ashley Littlefield, Chandler Bensman, Nicole Barga, Gabriel Ellis, Makena Hill, Ryan Counts, Jonathan Berning, Whitney King, Karinne Lotz, Evan Romie, Elizabeth Hageman, Shaun Wenrick, Bridget Hoehne, Matthew Bruce, Courtney Esser, Allison Harris, Dakota Denney and Deana Butcher. • 3.49 to 3.00 — Nathan Arling, Kiefer Bertsch, Amber Balling, Kody Williamson, Nicholas Nolte, Nicole Meyer, Shane Grieves, Derek Scoggin, Luke Gaier, Jared Bettinger, Mitchell Myers, Kylie Comer, Chandler Cotterman, Jonathon Nolte, Jacob Dodds, Hannah Albers, Eva Latimer, Samuel Simon, Nathan Day, Hollie Kovacs, Cameron DeMoss, Brittnee Axe and Gabriel Rhodehamel. Sophomore • 4.00 — Andrew Schmidt, Dominic Becker, Carter Bensman, Haley Steinbrunner,Amy Albers, Jodie Schmitmeyer, Leah Richard, Kylie Keener, Kiarra Ibarra, Paige Stephens, Joshua Robinson, Nicholas Doseck, Brayden Cates, Chloe Egbert, Ellen Fogt, Katelyn Brunswick, Adam Berning, Courtney Landis, Mi-

caela Ellis, Lora Berning and Joel Albers. • 3.99 to 3.50 — William Harmon, Corey Abbott, Liza Platfoot, Matthew Cummings, Krista Blankenship, Kendel Strasser, Kyle Baumer, Megan Fogt, Jessica Hamberg, Cody Schmiesing and Collin Blackford. • 3.49 to 3.00 — Alexander Mikhalkevich, Shelbie Albers, Jule Gephart, Nicholas Ihle, Hanna Fortney, Samantha Burden, Morgan Clark, Amanda Rickert, Rachel Noffsinger, Derek Steinke, Samantha Heitkamp, Alisha Marshal, Macaulay Counts, Kayla Ellis, Sierra Amyan and Samuel Homans. Junior • 4.00 — Courtney Littlefield, Summer McCracken, Rachel Christman, Emily Watercutter, Erica Luthman, Douglas Murray, Craig Berning and Keavash Assani. • 3.99 to 3.50 — Ryan Smith, Erica Huber, Sydney Rioch, Courtney Inman, Alissa Brown, Hayley Richard, Leah Bettinger, Amanda Meyer, Katelyn Niekamp, Kayla Blankenship, Natalie Billing, Jacqueline Cisco, Gage Uderman, Emily

Anna Students of Month named ANNA — The following Anna Middle School students have been selected as Students of the Month for January. Students are recognized if they have met one or more of the following criteria: • They have performed at a consistently high rate for the month. • They have made an impressive turnaround this month from being in academic trouble to performing well consistently. • They have performed extra service to a teacher that warrants recognition. • The student deserves



the recognition based upon a teacher’s opinion. Students of the Month are Emma Freytag, Ashley Heitkamp, Kacey Pulfer, Emily Aufderhaar, Logan Cathcart, Ryan Ciriegio, Carly Becker, Kadyn Smith, Chloe Spence, Ethan Bednar, Sammy Roe, Baylee Sommer, Audrey Barhorst, Brook Gaydosh, Korteney Kitchen, Taylor Schmidt, Jake Harris, Elijah Lyme, Erika Homan, Hannah Rachel Aufderhaar, Gehret, Alexis Phillips, Robert Boyd, Rachel Gehret and Connor Rioch.


ANNA — Kimberly Nicole Fahnestock, of Sidney, was placed on the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation dean’s list. She is in the contemporary dance program. Fahnestock is a 2010


graduate from Anna High School and was a student at Sharon’s School of Dance and a Sidney Dance Company member for several years. Fahnestock is the daughter of John and Penny Fahnestock, of Sidney.

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BOTKINS — The Botkins Board of Education voted to approve the final plan for a project agreement with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) to build a new school at a recent meeting. The plan had already been accepted by the board, but had to be returned to the OSFC for approval before the school board could make final approval. By approving the plan, the school will now start receiving funding from the state for the new project. The school is expected to received about $17.5 million from the state and the district will provide $6.9 million for its share in the project. Fanning/Howey Associations Inc. was also approved as the architect for the project during the meeting. The board also approved the purchase of a new 72passenger bus from Cardinal for the 2012-13 school year and approved financing for the purchase for the next three years. The board also took the following action: • Hired Jonathan Fisher as a substitute/student janitor at a rate of $7.70 per hour. • Hired Brooke McGowan as junior high track coach and Dustin Ike as volunteer coach for junior varsity softball. • Accepted $150 in donations for the Mark and Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship. The board entered into executive session to consider the purchase of property during the meeting. The next board meeting will be held March 13 at 7 p.m.

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Volume IV

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FCCLA students prepare for district competition

Issue 18


On February 25th, SHS freshmen, Katie Corner and Ashley Weaver will be going to Miami Valley CTC for the FCCLA district competition. Recently Corner and Weaver, spoke to Mr. Golden’s 7th grade class at Sidney Middle School during a presentation about drug and alcohol prevention. They were responsible for the presentation, the activities prepared for the students which included creating stickers to remind the students to be drug and alcohol free, and had the students view a video about peer pressure. They are currently working on a visual presentation to include with their speech.

Student Spotlight

SHS wrestling team wins GWOC North



This week’s “Student Spotlight of the Week” is Austin Elmore (16). He is currently a junior here at Sidney High School. Elmore is a football player here and a member of journalism. His favorite subject Is history. “Diversity, and having great teachers,” Austin replied when asked what his favorite thing about SHS was. Other than Sidney, he has also attended Findlay City Schools until ’04, and Piqua from ’04 to ’08. Austin’s favorite thing to do outside of school is play video games, TWEET, and hanging out with friends. He looks forward to his senior season of football, and continuing to grow as a person. I asked Austin what he wanted to be when he grew up and he replied, “I want to be the play-by-play radio voice of the Cincinnati Bengals or Cincinnati Reds.”



The Sidney High School wrestling team had a great showing at the GWOC Wrestling Championships. Cody Davis led the Jackets, as he was named the GWOC North MVP. Davis placed 1st in the 126 lbs. division. Davis was not the only 1st place finisher for the Jackets, as Mason Calvert also placed 1st in the 138 lbs. division. Senior Derek Spangler finished 2nd place in the 152 lbs. division. As a team, the Sidney finished 5th overall. The Jackets did so well as a team, that the Buffalo Wild Wings wrestler of the week was awarded to the entire team! Congratulations to the entire Sidney Wrestling team! 2012 GWOC North champions!

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SENIORS: It’s time to purchase your Senior Parent Patron ads for the yearbook! If you did not receive an order form in first period pick one up in the office or outside room A203. The last day to purchase Senior Parent Patron Ads AND the last day to buy a yearbook is April 27, 2012. Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your yearbook! Order forms are in the office and outside Miss Kline’s room. Not sure if you’ve purchased your yearbook yet? Check the list outside room A203. If you have purchased one, make sure your name is on the list.

From the Guidance Office A reminder that Edison CC will be offering an ACT Prep class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 or 6:30-8:30 from March 13-March 29th. The cost is $70.00 and you can register on line or call 937. 778.7864. Please see your Counselor if you have questions.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES TONIGHT 3:30 - 7:00 PM. No appointments necessary. Stop in and see how your son or daughter is doing!

Editor: Nick Boshonek Reporters: Nick Boshonek Lexie Froning Amy Watercutter Maria Yannucci Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

Issue #20 - February 16, 2012

Admiring a Legend

Let your hair down!



As kids growing up watching sports, we all had certain heroes or favorite players. It didn’t matter which sport or at what level, there were always a few athletes that you wanted to be like when you grew up. One of those heroes might have been the one and only Eddie George. Eddie George had a prolific college career playing football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and also in the NFL as a great running back for the Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys. Eddie George is an amazing athlete as well as a great person. He was kind and generous enough recently to give a speech at the Lehman Foundation Banquet, as well as meet many of his fans and sign autographs. Lehman hosted the Foundation Banquet on Saturday, January 28. The Foundation Banquet is an annual fundraiser to raise money for the Lehman Foundation which helps the school in many ways. Attendees got a fantastic multi-course meal, helped raise money for Lehman, and listened to Eddie George give a speech. Not only did adults attend the banquet, but there were Lehman students who worked at the banquet as servers and waiters. These students were Alec Greve, Rachael Remencus, Grace Winhoven, Drew Westerheide, Marla Schroeder, Josh Smith, Pierce Bennett, John Copella, Jacob Haller, Michael Jacob, Katie Rossman, Louis Gaier, David Freytag, and Will Duritsch. Of these students, only a few stayed for Eddie George’s speech. Senior Will Duritsch said, “Eddie George’s speech was about how to deal with the many changes in life, and he said that to achieve greatness we must all work hard and stay positive. Using Terrell Owens as an example, he said that many retired NFL players, primarily African-American, are now broke because they overspent their money on drugs, gambling, alcohol, and other material goods. Eddie George’s speech helped me see that if I want to achieve great things in my life that I need to try my hardest and chase after my dreams.” Many students who met Eddie George were excited to see the legend up close and personal. Senior David Freytag said, “I didn’t really get to see him when he played at Ohio State, but I was a big fan when he played for the Titans, and I still have his jersey. When I met him, he was much taller than I expected than watching him on TV. I was really pumped because I never met an NFL player before.”

In need of a trim, or wanting to get rid of those split ends? Donating to the Locks of Love Foundation is a great way to put your next hair cut to good use. Locks of Love is a “nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S and Canada under age 21 suffering from long term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.” ( One teacher who has been sporting a new, shorter haircut is Mrs. Ruthie Baker. Baker donated her hair to the Locks of Love Foundation. She first heard of Locks of Love when she was in high school and someone donated their hair. When asked what made her choose to donate her hair now, Baker said, “It’s a tradition of mine. When my hair gets long enough I like to donate it to Locks of Love.” Although you do not know who will receive your donation, or when the child will receive it, just knowing that a child has received a boost of confidence and self esteem is every bit of motivation to give to this organization. If you’re looking to get a haircut in the near future, consider going a little shorter and donating your hair to Locks of Love. Mrs. Baker was asked if she would do it again once her hair grows back out, and she responded, “As long as my hair will grow, I’ll keep doing it.”

Big time differences on a small town scale BY: MARIA YANNUCCI One of the worthy charities Lehman supports with a monthly jeans-day is the Sidney Women’s Center. Most likely the main reason is because one of the co-founders of the organization is Lehman faculty member Henry Cordonnier, a religion and health teacher. In 1983, Cordonnier and two friends, Ken Kanapke and Mike Gilardi, who felt equally as fervent about the matter, established the Sidney Women’s Center. It is the northern branch of the Elizabeth’s New Life Center, headquartered in Dayton, OH. The Women’s Center is a safe place where women can receive free education, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. Cordonnier said, “The ultrasound is the most powerful pro-life tool we have. When a mother actually has the opportunity to see her child, she rarely chooses abortion.” The center is also known for education on various topics such as prenatal care and marriage assistance. Possibly the most unique thing about the Women’s Center is that it runs solely on donations. The only reason they are able to provide the services they do for free is due to the generosity of their donors. The volunteers of the center are especially pleased to have just bought a new building. “After moving four different times since we started, it is nice to know we finally have a permanent home,” said Cordonnier. The Women’s Center workers estimate they have saved over 200 lives so far through their diligent efforts. They are truly making a difference in the small town of Sidney. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause call (937) 498-4425, or visit their new location, 2579 Michigan Street, Sidney.

Yellow and blue deja vu BY: LEXIE FRONING Hair scrunchies, leg warmers, and afros from the 1970’s made a comeback last Friday at Lehman. As a “throwback” basketball game, fans crowded the Jerry DeLong gym to see Lehman crush Troy Christian, in both the JV and varsity games. The overwhelming cheers that echoed throughout the gym encouraged our boys to keep the lead throughout the game. The 70’s atmosphere was truly convincing. The gym was filled with the sounds of old songs and cheers from the past. Players raced down the court in shorts above the knees and dated jerseys. While the throwback theme resulted in outrageous outfits in the student section, it meant much more to the parents. At halftime, Lehman alumni were recognized and called to the middle of the gym where they had spent their high school years either cheering for their classmates or playing. Lehman grad Dan Freytag stated, “It was a lot of fun. It reminded me of times when I was in school and we played games in the old gym.” The 2000-seat Schlater gym where the teams now play was constructed in 1997 as part of a building addition that included new science and computer labs, media center, art and music classrooms, and a chapel.


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3 INCOME producing properties, all units have many updates, all showing good cash flow, alternative financing an option! Priced in the $50's, (937)538-7502.

KITCHEN TABLE, 4 chairs & 2 bar stools. Chromecraft. Oak Laminate. Padded back and seat cushions. Great condition. $250, (937)492-2689. REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, Side by side, almond & black, 33 inches wide, 68 inches high, $200.00 (937)295-2772

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780 SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

One FREE Month! DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given by the Board of Zoning Appeals of McLean Township, Shelby county, and Ohio. On February 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a public hearing at McLean Township Hall, Ft. Loramie, Ohio. The purpose of this hearing is to consider and decide the appeal of Doug Spieles, 12506 Maple Grove, Minster, Ohio 45865. Where he request a variance of side setback of 4 feet and six inches and 5 feet six inches in Lieu of 10 feet. The property is located 12506 Maple Grove, Minster, Ohio 45865. McLean Township and Shelby County. The Board of Zoning Appeals, McLean Township, Shelby County, Ohio Kenneth Meyer, Chairman of Zoning Appeals Board Feb. 16

BUNK BED frame, wood, ladder, $50 (937)214-2912 call after 5pm


SLEEPER SOFA, queen size, Chair with ottoman, needs re-upholstered. $100 for all. (937)335-0427 SOFA BED 2 years old, like new. Yours for $350!!! Call after 3:30pm (937)492-8776 SOFA BED, small, rust plaid. $30 OBO. (419)303-8969 SOFA, Dual reclining, black leather, like new, $300 (937)596-6271 TV ARMOIRE, Cherry wood, 45" wide X 23" deep X 73" high $700. EXCELLENT CONDITION! (937)698-3691

FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 GAS STOVE, never been used. Wooden kitchen table with 4 chairs. Complete living room suite with couch, love seat and rocker. (937)497-8034 HOCKEY TABLE, Sport Craft, 90 inch express turbo air, with table tennis conversion table top. $150, Snow Tubes, 2 tube Snow Pro, brand new, $150, (937)335-6910 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)214-0861. PISTOLS, Bersa Thunder 380 plus 15 shot extra mag pocket holster, rubber grips, box of shells, $350, NIB LMT 308, $2400 Knight Hawk 10-8 1911 45CAL $2500, Ammo 7.62X39 plus 308 plus 357SIG, 270 Winchester, 30 carbine (937)698-6362 or (937)216-3222 Chuck.

AMERICAN BULLDOG, with papers. 1 1/2 years old, male. $500 OBO. Includes cage. Call for more details. (937)489-3007 LEGAL NOTICE Loramie Township Annual Financial Report for 2011 is complete and available for review, by appointment, at Fiscal Officerʼs Office, Barbara Cook, 6111 Smith Road, Houston, phone 492-6640 for appointment. 2258581 1T 2/16/2012

SUN., Feb. 26th. 1:00 p.m.


507 Karen Ave., Sidney, Ohio

9780 Tawawa-Maplewood Rd., Maplewood, Oh

Household & Furniture: Dining room suites- oval maple w/ 5 chairs & one captain, maple china hutch knockdown, Gardner Standard chair, overstuffed flex-steel sofa, plant stands, wingback Victorian upholstered chairs, lamps, end tables, coffee tables, lighted curio cabinet, 4pc twin bedroom suite, sewing chair, small decorative trunk, side hutch, sewing machine in cabinet, 3 pc full BR suite, drop leaf table, Nichols & Stone Hitchcock style chair, Dinette set (4 chairs), writing desk, Tell City 48 Andover 646.5 rocking chair, Nichols deacon bench, GWTW lamp, Berne sofa, Upholstered rocker chair, milk stool, kitchen appliances, baking dishes, flatware, linens, floor lamps, RCA TV, several straight back chairs, other misc household items. Automobiles & Collectibles & Misc: 1999 Buick LeSabre Custom w/ 71,104 miles 3800 engine, 1986 Cadillac Coupe DeVille w/ 82,770 miles 4.1 Litre Engine, several prints & pictures, collector spoons, chimney tools, CI match holder, coffee grinder, “The Perfect Brigg London” cane/stool, knick knacks, misc jewelry 14k ring, decorative duck figurines, painted plates, pressed glass, nautical themed mugs & knick knacks, cane collection, battery charger, yard & garden tools, push mower & more. Auctioneers Note: Please plan to attend this extremely clean auction with many more items than listed. This will be about a 2 hour auction with all items in excellent condition. Lunch served. Directions: I-75 Exit 90 East on Fair to North on Fourth Ave to East on Campbell to Karen Ave (Across from Sidney High School) watch for signs. Terms: Number system shall be used. Cash or good check with proper I.D. No buyer’s premium or sales tax shall be charged.

Sat., Feb. 25th. 9:30 a.m.

Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel CES, CAGA, Tom Roll

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For F or more more information information contact: contact: J ustin Vondenhuevel Vondenhuevel Auctioneer Auctioneer Justin 937-538-6231 937-538-6231


LOFT BED, twin, by Lea Industries, in excellent condition. Includes bed, security rails, bulletin board, bookcase, storage cubbies, student desk and ladder. $125 (937)492-7800.

COAT Sears "Free Country". Weather resistant. New. Size Large. $45. (937)492-0574

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NEWLY RENOVATED, 3 bedroom home. Must see! 54 S. Garfield, Minster. Asking $124,000. (937)441-4220

EXTERIOR DOORS, beautiful. (1) beveled leaded glass, $300. (1) 12 pane glass door, $200. All steel insulated doors. Retail for $500-$900 each. Also 2 interior doors (1) beveled leaded glass, (1) Reed glass. $125 each. (937)418-8199 KEROSENE HEATER, Queen size sleeper sofa, chairs, end tables, lamps, queen size bedroom suit, maple table with 2 leave (937)335-0635,

for appointment


• Pet Friendly

EMBROIDERY MACHINES, Husqvarna Scandinavian 400, $500 OBO. Husqvarna Topaz 20 embroidery machine, $1750 OBO. Husqvarna Topaz 30 embroidery machine, $1750 OBO. Will sell separately. (937)538-8625.

WICKER FURNITURE, indoor. Settee, (2) chairs and table. Excellent condition! $375. (937)448-0714

BEAGLE Puppies, 7 weeks, 2 females, 4 males, good hunters and pets, shots, $150, (937)726-0662 after 5pm

Can't find a PUPPY? Garwick's has plenty Cute, furry, small, smart, shots, wormed, guaranteed Garwick's The Pet People (419)795-5711 ◆◆▲◆◆▲◆◆▲◆◆

DOG CAGE for large breed dog, excellent condition, $60 (937)214-2912 after 5pm SPAY and NEUTER special during the month of January at Woodland View Equine Service. Call for details. (937)492-2451

HAY for sale, 30 500lb round bales of mixed orchard grass, clover and alfalfa. $15 each (937)667-8477 (Tipp City area)

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

2009 HARLEY Davidson Ultra Classic, Light & Dark Root Beer, 11,785 miles. Like new condition. Vance & Hines pipes and fully chromed front end. Lots of added extras. Must see to appreciate. $22,000. (937)726-4227

WEIMARANER PUPPY AKC, 8 weeks old, vet checked, tails, nails and have been deformed. Frist shots, ready for good homes. (2) Blues, (5) Silvers, (2) females, (5) males, Parents on premises. $600. (937)658-0045

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

1997 CADILLAC DEVILLE CONCOURS White with heated leather seats, automatic, A/C, power steering, windows & locks, dual air bags, cassette player, trunk mounted CD player, 90,000 miles. Good condition. $4,000. Call (937)773-1550

LEGAL NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To GEORGE P. KINSTLE AND HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE AND THEIR HEIRS, DEVISEES AND NEXT OF KIN: no known address, you are hereby notified that you have been named a defendant in a legal action entitled Tim G. Zimpfer, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. George P. Kinstle, et al., Defendants, (the “Complaint”). This action has been assigned Case Number 12CV32 and is pending in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Sidney, Ohio, 45365. The object of the Complaint is to quiet title against certain real estate located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio, Parcel Number 08-05153000.007 as to any interest owned by you, your heirs, devisees, successors and assigns. You are required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this notice which will be published once each week for six (6) successive weeks. The last publication will be made on March 22, 2012, and the twentyeight (28) days for answer will commence on that date. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as required by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: February 6, 2012. /s/ Michelle Mumford, Clerk of Courts, Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio Feb., 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 2257791


Auction to begin with combine followed by tractors, equipment & wagon items. Please be on time. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Preview of equipment to be Friday February 17th. Noon-6:00. Please respect the family’s privacy and attend the preview. Thank You Truck: 2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 standard cab purchased new. 68,000 miles. A very clean well taken care of one owner vehicle. Grain Truck: 1987 Ford F-700 with 16 foot bed and hoist. 370 Gas 137,000 miles 5 speed with 2 speed axel Combine: 1985 John Deere 6620 Turbo hydrostatic diesel 2WD 4012 Hrs. John Deere # 216 grain table, John Deere # 643 6 row corn head. Tractors: 1982 John Deere model 4440 diesel with cab, heat and AC sitting on 18.4-38 rear wheel weights S/N 4440H059182RW, Case model 5230 2 WD diesel cab air and heat, 1851 hours this unit is like new 16.9-38 tires S/N JKA0094215, Duals for both tractors to be offered separately. 1977 Massey Ferguson model 1105 diesel w/cab 2WD remote hydraulics 18.4-34 S/N 0199938, Planting Equipment: Kinze model 3000 6 row double frame planter, with 5 row pusher for soybeans, w/2 150 gallon liquid tanks, S/N 644203 (This unit was purchased new and used only 1 season). Great Plains model 1205 no till drill 2300 acres on meter S/N 18080424. Older 3 point seeder. Tillage Equipment: 2003 John Deere model 980 14’ field cultivator w/tine harrow soil system S/N N00980X019996, International model 470 Disk, John Deere model 825 6RN 3 point cultivator S/N N00825X008055, Massey Ferguson model 880 5-16 plow, Brillion model SG-1 14’ Culti-Mulcher, Hiniker 10’ chisel plow model CP10841, Killbros. model 114 14’ swing arm seed auger. Skid Loader: Gehl model 3510 open station skid loader with 2 buckets. 1582 hrs, Grain Wagons and Handling Equip: (2) J&M model 1384L 385 bushel hopper wagons with extensions, lights and tarp. These wagons look brand new, Killbros model 350 with matching running gear, J&M model 250-7 with matching running gear, Older J&M model 150 seed wagon.18’ John Deere flat bed wagon with sides, 16’ flatbed wagon with sides, Mayrath 62’ X 10” w/hydraulic swing boom and 5’ grain dump (Like New) Mayrath 62’ X 10” older auger. Misc Equipment: 3 point quick attach units, Round bale spear, New Idea model 255 sickle mower, 6’ three point scraper blade model S-69, John Deere 12 Volt 15 gallon sprayer, John Deere model 210 riding lawn mower, Wheel Horse Bronco model Rear tine tiller, King Kutter 6’ rotary mower, John Deere model MX6 - 6' rotary mower, Woods Model 214 Rotary Mower, Precision 45' Hydraulic boom sprayer, Large amount of Clay Tile, Work Benches, Church pew from the " Bee Hive Church in Maplewood, Grain Tester, Small air compressors, General barn and farm items, tools and misc. Directions: State Route 47 14 miles west of Bellefontaine and 8 miles east of Sidney to North on Tawawa-Maplewood 1 mile to auction Terms: Cash or good check with proper I.D. Number system shall be used. All items sell to the highest bidder. Out of State Checks with bank letter of credit made out to Vondenhuevel Auctioneers. All items sell in as is where is condition with no warranties expressed or implied. Lunch provided by Vic’s Country Cookin. Port-O-Let onsite. Plenty of field parking available. Auctioneers Note: An honor to be contracted to conduct this auction of meticulously cared for equipment. Max farmed all of his life and was a highly respected member of the community that everyone called their friend. All equipment is field ready with many items in like new condition. As always your attendance and support for the family is appreciated. For more information Contact Justin at 937538-6231 or Abby at 937-538-1461.

PUBLIC NOTICE The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT TO INSTALL HONDA OF AMERICA MFG., INC. ANNA ENGINE PLANT 12500 MERANDA ROAD ANNA OH ACTION DATE : 02/09/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0109120 New installation of L012 CVT Parts Washer #1, Washer & Ancillary Equipment, P135 Carburizing Furnace #1, Pre-Heater, Furnace, Endo Generator, Quench & Misc., P136 Carburizing Furnace #2, Pre-Heater, Furnace, Endo Generator, Quench & Misc., and P137 Carburizing Furnace #3, Pre-Heater, Furnace, Endo Generator, Quench & Misc. FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT-TO-INSTALL AND OPERATE BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS 4723 HARDIN-WAPAK RD OH ACTION DATE : 02/07/2012 SIDNEY FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0109456 Facility ask for general permits terms and conditions for emission units F013 , F014 , F015. BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS INC. 2722 VAN DEMARK RD SIDNEY OH ACTION DATE : 02/07/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0109447 PTIO Renewal for Portable Aggregate Processing Plant, company requested general terms and conditions for their portable aggregate processing ST&C's based on General Permit 10.2, for processing plant. APPLICATION RECEIVED FOR AIR PERMIT BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS 4723 HARDIN-WAPAK RD SIDNEY OH ACTION DATE : 02/06/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : A0043742 Facility asked for general permits for both paved & unpaved roadways parking areas. along with a general permit for storage piles.

Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel CES, CAGA, Tom Roll

BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS INC. 2722 VAN DEMARK RD SIDNEY OH ACTION DATE : 02/03/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : A0043726 facility asked for general Portable Aggregate Processing Plant GP10.2 during renewal process.

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ELITE ENCLOSURE COMPANY 220 TOWER DRIVE FORT LORAMIE OH ACTION DATE : 02/03/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : A0043540 2 miscellaneous metal parts coating lines using less than 10 gallons of coating per day. Feb. 16 2258035


BOTKINS, 2 Bedroom. Stove, refrigerator included, electric heat, AC, offstreet parking. No pets. $350 monthly plus deposit (937)693-3752.

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