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Sidney, Ohio

February 17, 2012

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Former Sidney official to return as city manager • After he left Sidney 13 years ago, new City Manager Mark Cundiff confesses, “coming back was always in the back of my mind.” He begins his new job with the city on Feb. 27. 17

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Helen P. Copeland • Eleanor A. Eustache

INDEX Amish Cook ..........................6 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................12-14 Comics................................10 Hints from Heloise.................7 Horoscope ............................6 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Opinion..................................8 Obituaries..............................3 Russia/Houston ....................9 Sports............................15-16 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................7 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ....11

Seitz takes stand BY RACHEL LLOYD rlloyd@sdnccg.com The defendant, Jamie J. Seitz, took the stand in his own retrial in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon — a tactic not attempted by the defense team the first time around in May, when Seitz was convicted of attempted murder, felonious assault and three counts of kidnapping. That guilty verdict was subsequently overturned because of jury misconduct. The charges stem from an incident in December 2010 in which Seitz, 46, 1510 W. North St., Piqua, is accused of severely beating Scarlet Ashworth, of Tipp City, at an apartment in Sidney and preventing her escape from there on multiple occasions during SDN Photo/Rachel Lloyd the night. At the time, Seitz For photo reprints, visit www.sidneydailynews.com was a co-owner of the Broad DEFENDANT JAMIE Seitz (l-r) draws a diagram of the apartment, which was the alleged scene Street Grille in Sidney, and of the crimes, while members of his defense team, Christopher Bucio and Joshua Albright, See SEITZ/Page 2 look on in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon.

Godspeed John Glenn BY MARCIA DUNN Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The name still resonates and generates goose bumps like few others in the world of spaceflight. John Glenn. Even astronauts — not just

the rest of us mere mortals — get mushy talking about Project Mercury’s “clean Marine” who led the country’s charge into orbit. As the world’s most enduring and endearing spaceman gets set to celebrate what no other living astronaut has done — mark the 50th an-

“Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt; and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last; and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another.” — Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (1831-1885) For more on today in history, turn to Page 10.

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Road repairs City of Sidney employee Bob Buck, of Sidney, fills in a pothole on Broadway Avenue near Russell Road Thursday. Workers are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to patch the numerous potholes that have opened up around town.

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niversary of his own spaceflight — he finds himself in overdrive reflecting on what has been an undeniably charmed, golden life. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962. Oldest person to fly in space, at age 77 aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998.

U.S. senator for four terms and one-time presidential candidate. Namesake of a NASA center as well as a university’s school of public affairs. Now 90 and living in Columbus, Ohio, Glenn just recently gave up flying and See GLENN/Page 4

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LEAD DEFENSE attorney Christopher Bucio (l-r) shows the jury (not shown) pictures of the Village West apartments in Sidney during court Thursday afternoon, while Sidney Police Detective Warren Melerine and Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer look on. The crimes in question are alleged to have occurred at the Village West Apartments in December 2010. worth’s phone and became angry. He said he threw Ashworth’s phone into the wall, destroying it, and shouted “very bad names” at her. He said he walked from the living room to the master bedroom while shouting and as he approached the bathroom located off the master bedroom, Ashworth came out and hit him with the “hardest hit I’ve ever felt in my life,” striking him in the forehead with the toilet tank lid. Seitz said his first instinct was self-preservation, so he “kind of forged ahead” and pinned her against the wall with his forearm, at which time he said she raised the toilet tank lid and hit him again, this time breaking the lid. He said at the time he believed it was bits of his skull rather than bits of shattered porcelain clinging to his beard. The fight, Seitz said, began about 10:30 p.m.

and lasted only for two or three minutes, after which, Ashworth went to bed and Seitz stayed up to watch a DVD. He had been receiving text messages from Dearth indicating that she was angry he was with Ashworth and intended to tell his wife. At this, Seitz said, he got scared. “They’d just basically caught me with my hand in the cookie jar,” Seitz said. “One girlfriend is calling my wife telling her I’m with another girlfriend.” To defuse the situation, Seitz said he invented the story of severely beating Ashworth, and intending to kill her, hide the body and run — the story recounted through multiple text messages sent to Dearth over several hours that night, which were submitted into evidence Wednesday. His tactic worked, according to Seitz, who said his responses from Dearth

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -2:44 a.m.: odor. Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 2230 Wells Drive on a report of a smoke odor in the residence. Nothing was found. It was thought to be a possible furnace malfunction. -2:36 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 100 block of West

Poplar Street on a medical call. WEDNESDAY -7:45 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 800 block of Country Side Street on a medical call. -6:48 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 400 block of Kossuth Street. -6:17 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 1100

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block of Wapakoneta Avenue. -6:16 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 block of Apple Blossom Lane on a medical call. -4:56 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of East Parkwood Street. -11:02 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road on a medical call. -11:02 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -10:56 a.m.: spill. Firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Grove Street and Buckeye Avenue on a report of 1/4 of a gallon of spilled fuel. -10:42 a.m.: gas smell. Firefighters were dispatched to 103 S. Pomeroy Ave. on a report of a gas smell outside. No problem was located. -9:32 a.m.: Carbon Monoxide. Firefighters responded to 607 Gronlund Place for a CO investigation. A small amount of CO was found in the residence.

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and his wife became ever more loving and affectionate as his text tale became more gruesome. Seitz said the texts were pure fiction, as was Dearth’s testimony Wednesday of hitting him in the head several times with a piece of wood to make his injury appear worse before he turned himself in to police. The defense opened its case with testimony from Melanie McGovern, who was a coworker at the Broad Street Grille at the time of the incident. She described Seitz as a “fun-loving guy who exaggerates a bit,” and said she did not take the text message forwarded to her by Dearth seriously. Dearth had sent McGovern a text saying she was out looking for

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Seitz and then forwarded her a text from Seitz that said he was going to kill someone (presumably Ashworth) and hide the body. McGovern testified that she told Dearth the texts were “ridiculous” and to go home and stop looking for him. McGovern also said she talked to Seitz on the phone that evening, before the alleged crimes occurred. “I talked to Jamie multiple times that night,” she said. “I didn’t feel here was anything that alerted me I’d need to call the police.” On cross examination, McGovern said she did not see Ashworth or Seitz on that evening or the next day and could not speak to any injuries she may have had. McGovern also testified that she made a written statement to Detective Warren Melerine at the restaurant following the incident, although Melerine said in his testimony that no written statement was taken. Another coworker, Brian “Zach” Guillozet testified that he saw McGovern “writing some paperwork” with the detective. Also called to the witness stand by the defense were Timothy Pierce, a friend who had spent part of that evening with the pair; Brett Marrs, a friend and neighbor of Seitz’s and member of the Piqua Police Department; Jonathan Hollinger, a friend of Seitz’s who also was exchanging text messages with him that night; and Jeff Baker, the property manager at Village West Apartments, where the incident took place.

State auctions off military vehicles COLUMBUS (AP) — There was no way to know whether any of the 55 battered military surplus trucks parked five deep on a vast and muddy field at the Defense Supply Center Columbus would actually start. “Some of them start right up. Some have dead batteries — especially in this cold weather,” said Jean Pryor, the Government Liquidation site manager at the military center on E. Broad Street. Pryor was sitting in the cab of a 1970 Kaiser Jeep XM813, a 5-ton cargo truck. She was surrounded by seven similar cargo trucks and 47 AM General M915A1 truck tractors. All 55 will go on sale Thursday in one of the hundreds of online auctions that Government Liquidation holds every year. Bidding starts at $150 on each truck — and ends Tuesday at 5 p.m. Pryor hit the starter switch, and the Cummins six-cylinder engine — with 31,258 tough military miles under its belts — whined loudly for several seconds. Then, as clouds of black smoke billowed from the exhaust pipe, the engine sputtered and sprang to life, purring like the world’s loudest — and angriest — tiger. “They’re all loud,” Pryor shouted over the din. Government Liquidation has the Department of Defense contract to auction off a wide variety of surplus items that have been vetted to ensure they are not weapons or contain sensitive technology.

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -9:31 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 15900 block of Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road on a medical call. WEDNESDAY -5:58 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road on a medical call.

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Ashworth was bar manager there. Thursday saw the state rest its case following the defense’s cross examination of Detective Warren Melerine, lead detective in the inAttorney vestigation. Christopher Bucio also rested the defense’s case after Seitz’s testimony, which was preceded by his other witnesses. Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer informed the court he planned one rebuttal witness for Friday, after which the case will be sent to the jury for deliberation. Seitz testified that he was a man married more than 20 years who was living a lifestyle he should not have been, including drinking excessively and philandering, at the time of the incident. On the night in question, Dec. 16, 2010, and into the early morning hours of the 17th, he was with his girlfriend, Ashworth, while being berated via phone and text message by another girlfriend, Erin Dearth, as well as his wife, Chris. Seitz admitted to having a physical confrontation with Ashworth that night, which he said he did not want to call an altercation but was “more than a scuffle.” However, he contended that he did not start the physical part of the fight. According to Seitz, he checked the text messages on Ashworth’s phone when they were at the Sidney apartment, because she had checked his phone earlier in the evening and gotten angry that he was sending love messages to his wife. Seitz said he saw several flirtatious messages from other men on Ash-

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Eleanor A. Eustache, 68, of 1306 Shroyer Place, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Arrangements are pending at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.

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Paw Prints ANNA — The Paw Prints 4-H Dog Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Anna High School. The meeting will be in the courtyard by the lunchroom. Use the South door for entry. Officers will pass out awards from last year and elect the new officers for 2012. Members will also fill out paperwork which needs to be signed by a parent or guardian. Anyone who is interested in joining but cannot come to the first meeting should contact Sandy Pence. Members must be at least age 8 and enrolled in third grade as of Jan. 1 of the current year. Ohio 4-H membership ends De. 31 of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19. The club is welcoming new members. Anyone interested in joining 4-H and training a dog should come to the meeting and meet with the advisers, who will discuss the dog program and answer questions about it. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. Contact Adviser Sandy Pence at 3944634 and leave a message or call her cell at 638-8225 for more information.

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LIMA — Students from Sidney Middle School, Jackson Center Local School and Russia Local School will travel to Lima on Saturday to compete against students from nine other schools in the 29th annual MathCounts competition. The Lima Society of Professional Engineers (LSPE) will hold the annual competition at the Apollo Career Center near Lima on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. Trophy presentations will begin around noon. MathCounts is a national competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with an emphasis in solving math problems. MathCounts is sponsored nationally by: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Raytheon Company, CNA Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, Northrop Grumman Foundation, ThinkFun, Texas Instruments Incorporated, 3M Foundation, ConocoPhillips and Bezos Family Foundation. Locally for the Lima competition, The Husky Lima Refinery, Ashland Chemicals, Potash Corporation, Ineos and the Lima Society of Profession Enineers (LSPE) will underwrite expenses for the local competition as well as travel expenses to the state competition that will be held March 10 in

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QUINCY — Michael L. Bradley, 27, of Quincy, was arrested on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. by Logan County Sheriff ’s deputies. Bradley is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The victim’s family reported this week about alleged incidents that took place in the fall. Personnel with Logan County Children’s Services assisted with the investigation. Bradley is currently being held County Jail.

BOE to meet Monday FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Board of Education will consider the purchase of a school van and approve lease agreements for cross country and football practice when it meets Monday at 7 p.m. The board will also approve employment of

classified personnel, supplemental and extended service contracts and the employment of substitute teachers and a pre-kindergarten class teacher. Approval of a number of student field trips and other activities will also be considered by the board.

Book fair to be held Fairlawn School will host a Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday to Feb. 24. Family events will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Students may make purchases during

school days throughout the week. For more information on the event, area residents may contact Deb Orsborne or Kim Swartz at the school, 492-1654.

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Columbus. A school competes by entering a team of four individuals. Individuals may also participate without being on a school team. Awards are given for both team and individual performances. The competitions consist of: Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Rounds. The Sprint Round consists of a 30 question test which must be answered in 40 minutes. This tests the students’ ability to think quickly. The Target Round consists of eight problems distributed in pairs, the student is given six min. to answer each pair of problems. This round tests the students ability to think through and solve word problems. Each team is made up of four individuals and the Team Round consists of 10 problems to be completed in 20 minutes. This competition encourages individuals to work together as a team to solve problems. The top eight individuals based on their earlier performance competed in the Countdown Round in a head to head, bracket system. The first person to answer the best out of three questions correctly moves into the next bracket. The competition continues until there is a winner. This competition encourages quick thinking in a pressured one on one competition.

Commissioners to seek bridge bids

Shelby County Commissioners on Thursday authorize advertising for bids for rehabilitation of a Ta w a w a - M a p l e w o o d Road bridge and replacement of a Russia-Versailles Road bridge. Bids for the bridge rewill be habilitation opened March 22 at 11 a.m. and the bridge replacement bid opening will be March 15, also at 11 a.m. Bradley Commissioners interin the Logan viewed five candidates Thursday for a parttime maintenance worker position at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m.

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Elementary School in 1978, where she had worked for 12 years. She was a long time member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. She was also a life member and former president of the Auglaize County Retired Teachers Association and a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Assn. An organizing member of the Susanna Russell Chapter of the D.A.R., she was a member of the Farm Bureau, Wapakoneta the Woman’s Club, the Auglaize County Cancer Board and the Auglaize County Homemaker’s Club. She volunteered for 29 years at Lima Memorial Health System. Helen worked with her husband Richard on the farm and was active in her church. She enjoyed traveling, but most especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, Pastor Michael Westbay officiating. Burial is to follow in the Mount Tabor Cemetery, Gutman. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.

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and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. County bills totaling $5,753,769.46 were allowed, including $5,336.754.26 being paid schools from taxes. During commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, $744 was transferred to the sheriff ’s department unemployment account. Tuesday evening, commissioners participated in a reorganization meeting at Neil Armstrong Airport near New Knoxville. Shelby and Auglaize county commissioners oversee zoning issues for the airport.

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Levy meeting Sunday To the editor: New Bremen residents have an important choice to make this March 6. There will be a levy on the ballot that will pay for the construction and maintenance of a new K-8 school building. The state of Ohio is offering $6.8 million to help offset the cost of this construction, but this still requires the community to contribute an additional $13 million to pay for the remaining balance. This is a big decision that will affect the future of the community and our children for many years to come. It is the responsibility of every New Bremen resident to research the levy and the proposed building plan so that you can make an informed decision on March 6. To help in this effort, the Levy Committee is hosting community meetings on Sunday at 1 p.m. and Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. in the existing middle school in order to share information and take questions from the community. You can also visit the New Bremen Schools website at www.newbremenschools.org for detailed information/images of the facilities project. If you would like a tour of the current facility, Howard Overman, Middle School principal, can be reached at (419) 6292373. As parents of four children who attend New Bremen Schools, and as homeowners in the village of New Bremen, we urge our neighbors to join us in voting “yes,” on March 6. It is a difficult decision, but we believe that if you make the effort to learn the facts, you will see that it's the wise decision. If you need any information at all regarding the upcoming Levy vote, we can be reached at (419) 629-8006. Cathi and Doug Hall,Co-Chairs New Bremen Levy Committee 19 S. Franklin St. New Bremen


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IN THIS Feb. 20, 1962, photo provided by NASA, astronaut John Glenn climbs into the Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla. for the flight which made him the first American to orbit the earth.

GLENN sold his twin-engine Beechcraft Baron. It was tough hopping up on a wing to climb aboard the plane. Glenn and his wife, Annie, who turns 92 on Friday, both had knee replacements last year. “We decided it was time to pack it in,” Glenn said. Besides, his goal was to fly the plane until 90, “and I did that.” With so many blessings and accomplishments, there’s still one brass ring Glenn wishes he’d snagged: Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing in 1969. It’s a sentiment he’s shared often with Neil Armstrong, Ohio’s other revered son and the first man to set foot on the moon. “I’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of great experiences in my life, and I���m thankful for them. So I don’t see myself as being envious. But in his case, I’ll make an exception,” Glenn said, laughing, during an interview late last month with The Associated Press. Armstrong, for his part, would like one day to be in Glenn’s shoes “and have as much success in longevity.” He called the milestone “the most significant of all the space anniversaries.” “And John Glenn deserves all the honors that his country can bestow,” the 81-year-old Armstrong wrote in an email. “He is an American patriot.”

50 years in space Five decades later, Glenn reflects with pride on the accomplishments of all seven of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts — not just his own. “It’s amazing to me to look back 50 years and think that it’s been 50 years,” Glenn said, seated in his top-floor office at Ohio State University, inside the school of public affairs that bears his name. Nearly every day he’s asked about spaceflight or NASA, so “it’s remained very vivid to me.” Glenn is reluctant to comment on his superstar status. He’s as modest and down-to-Earth as ever. He cites attitude and exercise — he tries to walk a couple of miles every day — as key to his active longevity. He walks and talks like a much younger man — standing straight and tall, and asking questions, not just answering them, in a clear and steady voice. He appears almost as robust as he was for his shuttle ride at age 77. The only other surviving Mercury astronaut, Scott Carpenter, ranks Glenn as tops among the hand-picked military test pilots presented in 1959 as the Mercury Seven. “He’s a very good man,” said Carpenter, 86, who followed Glenn into orbit on May 24, 1962. “He’s a grown-up man, but he’s still a very good Boy Scout.”

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Circling Earth Fifty years ago on Monday, Glenn circled Earth three times in five hours, putting America on even footing with the Soviet Union. The Soviets already had laid claim to the world’s first manmade satellite, Sputnik, and the first spaceman, Yuri Gagarin, who had orbited the globe a year earlier. Gagarin logged a full revolution; the next cosmonaut to fly spent an entire day in orbit. Finally, it was America’s turn to shine. But it was a nail-biter. Unlike the secretive Soviet space program, NASA conducted its manned launches on live TV. First, a thruster malfunctioned in orbit. Glenn had to take manual control. Then there were signs that the protective heat shield on his capsule was loose. No one, Glenn included, knew whether he would survive the fiery re-entry. The shield proved to be tight, and Glenn returned a national hero on the scale of Charles Lindbergh. Just outside Glenn’s office at Ohio State is the hand controller he used to fly the Friendship 7 capsule. The display box also holds the small failed thruster. The artifacts are among more than 1,000 boxloads of materials he gave Ohio State for safekeeping and display, with more to come. The items span his entire life, from his small-town Ohio boyhood to his ace-flying days of World War II and Korea, to NASA to Democratic U.S. senator for his home state for 24 years, to his brief bid for president in 1984. The capsule itself and Glenn’s silver spacesuit are at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Glenn hasn’t auctioned any of his memorabilia, unlike some space pioneers who have found themselves in legal tussles with NASA. “I have never sold a single thing. Nor will I,” Glenn said firmly. His hope is that the mementos drum up interest among schoolchildren in space, science and technology. A collectible from that first flight inspired astronaut Donald Pettit, 56, now a resident of the International Space Station. He recalls getting a pair of Red Ball Jets sneakers as a boy growing up in Oregon, and inside the box was a 45-rpm record of Glenn describing his orbital flight. The recording blew Pettit away, as did the photos of the pioneering astronauts that appeared in Life magazine. (Life held exclusive rights to the stories of the original Mercury Seven astronauts.) From that moment on, Pettit was captivated with space, as were so

many of his Cold Warborn generation. With Glenn’s flight, “spaceflight moved from science fiction to science fact,” Pettit said from orbit last month. All told, 330 Americans have followed Glenn into orbit. Glenn was actually the third American — and the fifth person — to rocket into space. Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom were confined to 15minute suborbital hops in 1961, the same year the two Soviet cosmonauts blazed trails into orbit.

The space race America was badly behind. Unmanned U.S. rockets kept exploding on the launch pads. “Rocket performance was far from predictable,” Armstrong noted in his email. The stakes couldn’t have been higher when it came time for Glenn to soar. And fears abounded as to whether a man could survive weightlessness: Would his vision be impaired to the point he couldn’t land his vessel? Could he swallow food? Might he become so elated with space that he might never wish to return to Earth? Glenn often is asked whether he was afraid. “Are you apprehensive about the situation you’re in? Yeah, but you volunteered, you want to do this thing, it’s important for the country, and you’re glad to have been selected for it, and you’re going to do the best job you can possibly do.” Ten times Glenn’s launch was delayed. Finally, on the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, Carpenter called out from the blockhouse, “Godspeed John Glenn” moments before the Mercury-Atlas rocket ignited. Glenn did not hear Carpenter’s poetic sendoff until after the flight. “That meant a lot, and it’s meant a lot since then,” Glenn said. “It just showed we were all working together at that time.” The words came to Carpenter at that moment. It’s become one of the most memorable quotes from spaceflight. What Glenn needed was “simply speed, and it occurred to me that you could ask the higher power for the speed,” Carpenter said earlier this month from his winter home in South Florida. “It was an appropriate bon voyage, a prayer, goodbye and good luck all wrapped up with a concise statement, I think,” Carpenter said. He will join John and Annie Glenn, and their children, semiretired Dr. David Glenn, and artist Lyn Glenn, in anniversary celebrations at Kennedy Space Center on Friday and Saturday. Married for 68 years, the Glenns are virtually inseparable. They met in the playpen as toddlers in New Concord, Ohio.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The parents of an 8-yearold boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands were sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday following their guilty pleas to denying him medical treatment. Attorneys for Monica Hussing, 37, and William Robinson Sr., 40, had said the parents had financial problems and tried to get checkups for their son but couldn’t afford it. The couple was given the maximum sentence by Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Astrab, who accepted their guilty pleas last month to attempted involuntary manslaughter in a lastminute plea deal before their trial was about to

begin. They were handcuffed and taken into custody immediately. Both plan to appeal the sentence. “I loved my son,” Robinson told the judge, occasionally wiping his eyes with a tissue. He said he was sorry. “I tried to help my son,” Hussing said as family members in the courtroom quietly sobbed. Hussing’s sister, Shelia Slawinski, cried as she stood before the judge and gave voice to her nephew, Willie Robinson: “I am so in pain … please take me to the doctor … the last four weeks have been the most painful.” “I told my sister,” Slawinski said. “I offered to help my sister.” According to the pros-

ecution’s pre-sentencing memo to the judge, at least eight family members noticed Willie’s deteriorating health over a period of more than two years and most spoke to the couple about it. One relative described the boy’s swollen neck glands as the size of a softball. “Twenty-nine months he suffered,” Slawinski said. “Twenty-nine months they had to do something and they chose not to.” Asked outside court why her sister hadn’t taken care of Willie and hadn’t enrolled him or three siblings in school, Slawinski said it was easier for Hussing to stay in bed during the day and do drugs. Both parents have abused drugs, their attorneys earlier told the judge.

51-year-old House committee approves speed limit bill finishes Army COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The speed limit for cars and trucks on Ohio’s interstate highways would increase from 65 mph to 70 mph under a bill passed by a House committee. The Columbus Dispatch reports the panel passed the measure Wednesday. It initially would have made it illegal to stay in the left lane of a highway

if a driver was not passing or exiting, but that provision was removed before the panel approved the measure. The bill would make interstate limits consistent with the speed limit on the Ohio Turnpike and in neighboring states. The State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Trucking Association opposed the measure, partly citing safety concerns.

Dann gets day in court COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set arguments for April 3 on the possible 6-month suspension of former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann’s law license. Dann is alleged to have violated legal codes of conduct. The suspension was recommended in December by a legal board that advises the high court. The Board of Commissioners of Grievances and Discipline questioned Dann’s judgment and said his position as

attorney general set him apart from other lawyers. Justices, who have the final say, could accept, reject or toughen the recommended punishment. Dann resigned in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal, then pleaded guilty in 2010 to improperly paying two aides from political and office accounts and failing to disclose campaign expenses. An email seeking comment from Dann was not immediately answered.

basic training FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — A 51-year-old woman has finished basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, becoming one of the oldest people to go through the 10 weeks of physical and tactical drills. Sgt. Sandra Coast, of Holmes, Ohio, will graduate from the program Thursday, allowing her to serve with an Army Reserve unit. Coast served in the Navy for 11 years before leaving in 1993 to raise her son. When her son joined the Marines, she decided to join the Army. She shed 30 pounds to prepare for training. Despite being three times older than most of the other recruits, Coast had one of the highest physical fitness test scores in the company. Her unit’s first sergeant, John Byars, says Coast is “a prime example that age is just a number.”

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Postal woes go on WASHINGTON (AP) — Mired in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless Congress grants it new leeway to eliminate Saturday delivery, slow first-class mail by one day and raise the price of a postage stamp by as much as 5 cents. In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year costcutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc. It reiterates many of the mail agency’s proposals to switch to a five-day delivery schedule, raise stamp prices and close up to 252 mail-processing centers and 3,700 local post offices.

Aretha, Stevie to sing at funeral NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral Saturday of Whitney Houston in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown; her co-star in “The Bodyguard,” Kevin Costner; and Oprah Winfrey. Houston’s longtime musical mentor, Clive Davis, will speak at the funeral. The eulogy will be given by gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans.

GM cruises to profit DETROIT (AP) — Just two years after it was rescued and reconstituted through bankruptcy and a government bailout, General Motors Co. cruised through 2011 to post the biggest profit in its history. The 103-year-old company, leaner and smarter under new management, cut costs by taking advantage of its size around the globe. And its new products boosted sales so much that it has reclaimed the title of world’s biggest automaker from Toyota. GM may have a hard time breaking this record in 2012 because it is losing money in Europe and South America, and U.S. sales growth slowed in the last three months of 2011. But the company’s performance in North America and Asia still helped it earn $7.6 billion for the year, beating the record of $6.7 billion set during the truck boom in 1997.

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Bulldog adopts pigs BERLIN (AP) — Forget the three little pigs hiding from the big bad wolf. These six little pigs have found a new friend in a maternal French bulldog named Baby. The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin said Baby took straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in Saturday, three days old and shivering from cold. Sanctuary worker Norbert Damm said Wednesday that, as soon as the furry striped piglets were brought in, Baby ran over and started snuggling them and keeping them warm, even though they’re almost her size. The 8-year-old bulldog has stayed right by their side since then, making sure they’re OK, Damm said.

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Boehner: Payroll tax bill won’t add jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill negotiators officially unveiled hard-fought compromise legislation to prevent 160 million workers from getting slapped with a payroll tax hike, even as the top Republican in Congress said the $144 billion measure won’t do anything to help the economy. The measure is a top election-year priority for President Barack Obama and generally won backing from his Democratic allies in Congress. But it’s getting only grudging support from House Republicans and even less from Obama’s GOP rivals in the Senate, where party negotiators shunned the measure

and its nearly $100 billion impact on the budget deficit. “Let’s be honest, this is an economic relief package, not a bill that’s going to grow the economy and create jobs,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. But after losing a fight over the legislation at the end of last year, Republicans were determined to clear it off of the political agenda and focus voters on Obama’s record rather than their battles with him. “It was impossible to break through on the politics,” Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said. The measure is expected to pass both House and Senate on Friday, and Obama has

promised to sign it right away. The legislation would extend through the end of the year a 2 percentage-point cut in payroll taxes that would fatten a typical bimonthly paycheck by $40. It also would renew jobless benefits that deliver about $300 a week to people out of work for more than six months. And it would head off a steep cut in reimbursements for physicians who treat Medicare patients, at a cost of $18 billion, financed in part by cuts to a fund created under Obama’s 2010 health care law that awards grants for preventive care and by curbs on Medicaid payments

to hospitals that care for a disproportionate share of uninsured patients. The pact was sealed after weeks of negotiations, first a round featuring public speechifying and bickering, and then a more intense private round in which Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., took the lead. The two men, the respective chairmen of the House and Senate panel with jurisdiction over taxes, unemployment insurance and Medicare, have forged a close working relationship, even as top party leaders publicly traded salvos over the negotiations.

Obama balancing the 99 percent and the 1 percent SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is preaching an economic message aimed at the 99 percent and raising campaign cash among the 1 percent, walking an election year tight rope complicated by the need for hundreds of millions of dollars at a time of high unemployment. At a beachside community in southern California on Thursday, fresh off a dinner that included actor George Clooney, Obama was in the middle of a three-day fundraising tour through opulent homes along California’s coast — a trip to be bookended by images of the president inside factories talking up job creation. The president hauled in $750 million in 2008, shattering records, and his campaign has outpaced his Republican opponents, collecting more than $220 million in 2011 even as it faces the prospect of hundreds of millions from GOPbacked outside groups targeting his re-election.

To be sure, Obama’s campaign has mastered the art of raising money among the masses. In 2011, the campaign said it received money from 1.3 million donors, including 583,000 people who gave during the final three months of the year. More than 98 percent of supporters gave donations of $250 or less and the average donation was $55. Yet a list of prominent donors released by the campaign shows nearly 450 wellheeled backers who have collectively steered at least $74.7 million to the president’s campaign so far. Fully 62 of them collected at least $500,000 each to give to the campaign, including movie producers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Harvey Weinstein, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. California, where Obama scheduled six fundraisers during this three-day trip, figured most prominently on his roster of big-money “bundlers.” Sixteen are from California; 13 are from New York.

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JODI FISHER of Cayucos, Calif., who has inoperable cancer, reacts to her daughter Callie, 11, after meeting President Barack Obama at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday. Fisher was able to meet the President and fulfill a dream on what she calls her “wish” list. Obama is spending the night in San Francisco attending a number of private fundraising events.

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MARIA HERNANDEZ stands behind a fence as she waits for information about her relative outside the morgue in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday. Relatives have arrived at the morgue from the city of Comayagua, where a fire broke out on Tuesday night at the city’s prison, killing more than 300 inmates.

Prison fire exposes dysfunction, chaos COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — Six guards, 800-plus prisoners in 10 cellblocks, one set of keys. The numbers added up to disaster when fire tore through a prison and 355 people died, many yet to even be charged with a crime, much less convicted. The deadliest prison blaze in a century has exposed just how deep government dysfunction and confusion go in Honduras, a small Central American country with the world’s highest murder rate. Prisoners’ scorched bodies were being brought to the capital of Tegucigalpa on Thursday for identification, a process authorities said could take weeks. Dozens of family members gathered outside the morgue wearing surgical masks against the strong smell of death as police called out the names of the few less-charred victims who had been identified. Most relatives said they didn’t believe the authorities’ account that a prisoner set a mattress on fire late Tuesday after threatening to burn down Comayagua prison, located 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Tegucigalpa. They also faulted prison officials for failing to get help inside quickly as flames engulfed the facility. Hundreds of screaming men burned and suffocated inside their locked cells as rescuers desperately searched for keys. “Those who lock up the prisoners are in charge of their welfare. Why couldn’t they open the doors?” said a weeping Manuela Alvardo, whose 34-year-old son died. He was to have been released in May after serving a murder sentence. “It couldn’t have been a mattress fire. This guy wasn’t alone. He was in a crowded cell. The other prisoners wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. They would have put out the fire.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it’s asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving. Manufacturers have been loading up higher-end vehicles with an array of built-in gadgets in an effort to tempt car buyers who want to multi-task behind the wheel in today’s increasingly connected society. But the technological advances have raised concerns that drivers’ attention is being diverted too much from the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday proposed volun-

tary guidelines for manufacturers, including a recommendation that they design dashboards so that distracting devices are automatically disabled unless the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in park. “We recognize that vehicle manufacturers want to build vehicles that include the tools and conveniences expected by today’s American drivers,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. “The guidelines we’re proposing would offer real-world guidance to automakers to help them develop electronic devices that provide features consumers want without disrupting a driver’s attention or sacrificing safety.”

Parents need more apps info WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids have easy and inexpensive access to hundreds of smartphone applications, but parents are in the dark about what personal information is being collected from their children and how companies are using the data, government regulators said Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission said companies that make mobile apps, and the stores that sell them, should be providing parents with basic, simple-to-understand information about their products so they can choose which apps their children can use. The report

also says developers should disclose whether their apps connect with social media services or include advertisements. Mobile apps can automatically capture smartphone information, such as a person’s location, phone number, call logs and personal contacts. The market for mobile apps has exploded over the past few years, according to the FTC. In 2008, there were about 600 apps available to smartphone users. Now there are hundreds of thousands that have been downloaded more than 28 billion times, the commission said.


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Russia, 9 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 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday 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 New Knoxville Community Library will hold Storytime from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 3, 4 and 5. Stories, songs and more.

Monday Evening • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. at CJs HighMarks. For information, contact Starr Gephart at 295-2323. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

It’s a coffee kind of day It’s a little when we were past 7 a.m. and sick and I would the bright glow often think, in the eastern “Doesn’t she sky looks like a ever get tired?” promise for a Now that I see it sunny day. The from a mother’s sun is always point of view, it welcome at this just seems natuAmish time of the year. ral to take care Cook The ground is of them while covered with Lovina Eicher they are sick. snow again and Sitting there in the temperatures are the middle of the night colder. Finally feels like holding Lovina, it makes winter. Saturday morn- me think of how fortuing our thermometer nate and blessed we showed 6 degrees. The truly are. The quiet and last few days the morn- peacefulness of the night ing temperature has somehow gives a person been around 20. The new time to think back over stove is heating well and the years. In May it will is saving us coal. It was be 12 years since my high time for a new one. dear father passed away, I am making coffee. I but every Feb. 17 my don’t drink coffee every thoughts are with him morning but it feels like as he would be celebratI need some this morn- ing another birthday if ing. I was up with he were still here. If he daughter Lovina, 7, dur- had lived he would be 81 ing part of the night. She this month. Friday, the came to our bedroom 17th, there will be no and told us she had to school and also the folthrow up. Before I could lowing Monday. The chilget her to our bathroom, dren are excited about she threw up on our having two four-day floor. Sigh. I thought she school weeks. That is felt warm, so I took her their mid-winter break. temperature and it Wednesday will be showed 103. After some their 100th day of school fever reducer, she is for this school year. Lovsleeping well. She didn’t ina and Kevin’s class do even wake up with the something special like commotion of the other bringing in 100 small children getting ready items to count. I will for school. When my chil- probably let them take dren get sick and I am buttons. Also Kevin’s tending to their needs, class has to bring 100 my thoughts often go pieces of something ediback to my mother. She ble like cereal, marshwas always there for us mallows, chocolate chips,

• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Springfield hosts a support and education group for cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 p.m. The groups are free and open to anyone who has a need for cancer education and support. For more information, call the cancer center at (937) 325-5001 or the American Cancer Society at (937) 399-0809.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • Mercer Health’s Diabetic Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. at Mercer County Community Hospital, 800 W. Main St., Celina, in Meeting Room 2. The program is “The Emotional Side of Diabetes Management.” (419) 586-9657. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will host Storytimes at 6:30 p.m. • The Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at the Upper Valley Med Center, N. Dixie Highway, Troy. This group meets to support the caregivers and see the progress of survivors. For more information, call Shirley Whitmer at (937) 339-0356 or Margie Luthman at (937) 394-8681. • Shelby County Genealogical Society meets at First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, at 7 p.m. Larry Dicke will speak about bluebirds. Please use rear door. Public welcome. For more information, call 492-2402. • Jackson Center Masonic Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge on North Main. Brethren are welcome. For more information, call Walter Hull at 596-8123. • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m.

cookies, pretzels or so forth. They mix it all together and call it “100 Hash,” which they all enjoy eating. Daughter Elizabeth stays with three young children, three days a week while their mother works. She watches 1year-old twins and a 3year-old boy. She enjoys the children and is used to watching over little ones from her experience being the oldest of eight. Tuesday, Elizabeth and Susan will go clean a house nearby. I miss their help when they aren’t home but they like to earn money too. Last week, I sewed Benjamin and Kevin each a new pant. I have another one cut out for Kevin which I hope to sew this week. Kevin has had a growth spurt and needs longer pants. I also have material to make me a few new dresses. It seems I sew for everyone else in the family and put my own sewing off. I sure could use a few new dresses. Another sewing project I hope to do is make the boys new Sunday pants and jackets. I don’t mind sewing the pants but the jackets are not my favorite things to sew. Kevin brought home a fake snake from school and the boys were having fun trying to scare me with it. This morning I went to put the eggs back in the refrigerator

and I almost dropped them when I saw the snake between food containers. I imagine they would have laughed if they would have seen me drop them. It seems I should be used to that trick by now. I’ll conclude the column by sharing this great recipe for banana nut coffee cake. BANANA NUT COFFEECAKE 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 2 mashed bananas 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup chopped nuts 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy. Pour into a greased, 9-inch X 13inch cake pan. Add the topping. Topping: 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup nuts 2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour Combine sugar, cinnamon, flour, nuts and cut in butter. Sprinkle on top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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Fairlawn High School seniors, alumni, and adult school district residents may be eligible for $1,000 scholarships for college or technical school education from the Robert and Thelma Sargeant Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County. Fairlawn High School seniors must plan to attend an accredited trade Tuesday Morning • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster school or college pursuwill hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.

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ing a two-year or fouryear degree. Selections are based upon financial need, academic ability, community and school service, and recommendations. Open enrollment students must have attended at least two years in the Fairlawn Local School district. Online applications must be completed by March 22. Alumni and current adult residents of the Fairlawn school district may apply for the Robert

and Thelma Sargeant Past Graduate/Adult School District Scholarship. Applicants must be attending an accredited adult education program, trade school, or pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited college or university. Online applications must be completed by June 1. Interested students may apply through the Community Foundation’s website at w w w. c o m m f o u n . c o m .

Once at the website, go to the Receive tab and select Scholarships. A menu features an online application for Fairlawn seniors and graduates which lists these and other available scholarships. This scholarship fund was established through a gift from Robert and Thelma Sargeant, both of whom are graduates of the former Green Township School, which is now a part of the Fairlawn School District.

making improvements at home or in your family, you should at least listen. (Who knows?) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because you’re in a practical frame of mind today, you’re willing to do routine, grunt work. You won’t mind as long as you get the job done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’re relentless in your pursuit to boost your earnings today. You’re willing to work very hard for what you want. If shopping, you will want to buy practical, long-lasting items. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do

to improve your image. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. YOU BORN TODAY You are a seeker. You want to know the big answers to the big questions. You’re also emotionally sensitive. You genuinely care about others. Given the opportunity, you will always help the underdog. You’re never hasty, which is why you do your homework. (You believe in careful planning.) Grab any opportunity to study or learn something important this year. You won’t regret it. Birthdate of: John Travolta, actor; Lisa See, author; Jillian Michaels, celebrity fitness trainer.

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BY FRANCIS DRAKE and your experience of life. It’s also good day to What kind of day will make travel plans. tomorrow be? To find out LEO what the stars say, read (July 23 to Aug. 22) the forecast given for Trust your instincts your birth sign. about how to approach inheritances, shared For Saturday, property, insurance matFeb. 18, 2012 ters or anything you own jointly with others. ARIES You’ll be very quick to (March 21 to April see the right approach. 19) VIRGO This is a fabulous day (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) for research for your Conversations with sign. If you’re looking for partners and close solutions or digging for friends will be unusuanswers, get down to it! ally practical and proTAURUS ductive today. (April 20 to May 20) Everybody wants to imGroup discussions prove something! will reveal excellent LIBRA ways to introduce im- (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) provements somewhere, This can be a very somehow. Listen to the productive day at work. input of others. Someone Similarly, you can come powerful might influ- up with very good ideas ence how you do things about how to improve in the future. your health, especially GEMINI your bones and teeth. (May 21 to June 20) Think about this today. Conversations with SCORPIO bosses, parents, teachers (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) and VIPs will be powerParents and teachers ful today. People are bat- can sit down today to ting around ideas about make practical suggeshow to improve some- tions about the care and thing. Share your sug- education of children. gestions, because you Similarly, sports discuswill impress others. sions will be highly proCANCER ductive. (June 21 to July 22) SAGITTARIUS This is a wonderful (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) day to study anything, Listen to the advice of because you’re keen to someone older today. If broaden your horizons others see methods of

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DAR gives good citizenship awards PIQUA — The PiquaLewis Boyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently presented awards to area students who participated in its essays and good citizenship contests and applied for scholarships. The American History Essay Contest, for students in grades 5-8, asked participants to imagine that a friend was instrumental in the War of 1812 and to write about what the friend did. The topic was “Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.” The DAR Good Citizen Awards recognize a senior who exemplifies good citizenship at each participating school and provides a scholarship competition to students who wish to enter it. Those who competed for

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scholarships wrote essays on the topic, “Our American Heritage and our Responsibility for Preserving it: Describe the Freedoms and Responsibilities of a Good Citizen.” The local winner’s paper was forwarded to the district contest. Following a program which Regent over Kathy Thompson presided and during which Vice Regent Shannon Shafer presented the history of the DAR, the following awards were made: For the American His-

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tory Essay Contest, certificates went to Emmanuel Ball, Hunter Cahill, Jonathan Hancock, Katelyn Lynons, Jerrod Peterson, Ciara Shadoan, Lilly Toal and Ethan Young, all of Sidney Christian Academy, and Maria Schmiesing, who is home-schooled. Bronze medals were won by Evan Miller, of Sidney Christian Academy, and Theresa Schmiesing and Maria Schmiesing, who are Dee homeschooled. Smith chaired the contest. For the Good Citizen-

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ship Contest, the following seniors were recognized: Marie Witer, from Anna; Renee Gilbride, from Bethel; Hailey Billing, from Botkins; Paxton Edwards, from Fairlawn; Daniel Sehlhorst, from Lehman Catholic; Andrea Fetters, from Milton Union; Holly Black, from Piqua High School; Lauren Jenkins, from Sidney Christian Academy; Darren Clark, from Covington; Trinity Lavy, from Newton; and Julianne Daltorio, from Sidney High School. Sandy Miller was chairwoman

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of the Good Citizens Awards. The Good Citizens Contest Scholarship winners were Jenkins, third place; Daltorio, second place, and Fetters, first place. Fetters received a $50 savings bond and her scholarship has been forwarded for judging at the Southwest District level. In addition, the traveling trophy will be displayed at her school. Judy Deeter chaired and awarded the Dorothy Walker Beach Memorial Scholarship,

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MYERS — WOOSTER Nathaniel and Susan Myers, of Wooster, announce the birth of a son, Gilbert Clayton Myers, Jan. 30, 2012, at 3:44 p.m. in the Medina Hospital Family Birthing Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Dale and Jennifer Poppe, of

Botkins. His paternal grandparents are Brent and Robin Myers, of Muncy, Pa. His great-grandparents are Marilyn Uetrecht, of Anna, Raymond Poppe, of Botkins, and Clayton and Freda Kramer, of Wadsworth. His mother is the former Susan Poppe, of Botkins. BARHORST Denise Heuing and Anthony Barhorst, of Sidney, announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Anne Barhorst, Jan. 29, 2012, at 3:04 a.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Dave and Julie Heuing, of Russia. Her paternal grandparents are John and Anne Barhorst, of Fort Loramie. Her great-grandparents are Kathleen Heuing, of Russia, and Stan and Rita Wuebker, of Minster. Her mother is originally from Russia.

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A machine that can fly? Second-graders from Shelby County schools watch a children’s play about the Wright brothers at Sidney High School recently. The performance was presented by Gateway Arts Council. The students learned what the Wright brothers were like as they were growing up and what influenced them to invent the first airplane.

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Hoof Beats The Hoof Beats 4-H Club will have its first meeting of the year, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the County Extension office, 810 Fair Road. Members will plan the year and discuss

Give intelligent young woman a break DR. WALhave been seeLACE: I’m ing one another angry that you for over a encourage all month. He has girls, even the taken me to a mentally, emonew level of tionally and being in love. He physically mais simply wonture young derful, mature, women who ’Tween intelligent, comhappen to be passionate and teenagers, not to 12 & 20 cares about our Dr. Robert get involved country’s future. with older guys. He is 26 years Wallace You are dead old. What 17wrong in your assump- year-old boy that you tion that older guys and know has these marteenage girls shouldn’t velous qualities? Guys be engaged in a romantic my age are interested in relationship. I’m 17, a beer, pot, sports and sex. gifted student and emo- The only knowledge of tionally wise beyond my geography they possess years. Why should I get is “Roman” hands and involved with a guy my “Russian” fingers. Give age who has animal lust us intelligent, mature and thinks that he wants young women a break. to be an automobile me- Instead of age difference, chanic if and when he consider the maturity ever graduates from high difference of couples. I’m school? Ugh! not afraid to give my I recently met a guy at name. — Daphne, a college lecture and we Boston, Mass.

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which is awarded annually to a senior at a high school in Miami County. This year, it went to Cheyenne Quillen, a senior at Newton High School. Quillen plans to attend Ohio Northern University and major in criminal justice and psychology. Following the award and recognition program, refreshments were served by the hostess committee which included Kathy Thompson, Kaye Hummerickhouse, Shannon Shafer, and Deeter.

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BOWYER John and Renee Bowyer, of Sidney, announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Audria Kay, Feb. 6, 2012, at 4:45 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Jim and Janet Stephens, of Sidney. Her paternal grandparents are John and Kris Bowyer, of Sidney. Her great-grandmother is Garland Fahnestock, of Sidney. Her mother is the former Renee Stephens, of Sidney.

DAPHNE: In life, there are exceptions to almost everything. I receive letters and emails from smokers who tell me that they have an 88year-old grandfather who has been smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for the past 72 years and that he is extremely healthy. That is the exception. Medical experts tell us that smoking is a health hazard. You may be the exception in dating an older man, but in the great majority of cases where teen girls see older guys, the teen winds up the loser. Many men seek teen girls because they are unable to find women their own age who want to share a relationship with them. Many female teens feel flattered to have an older guy interested in them. But flattery often leads to a lot of problems!

parades, clinics, fundraisers and other events. They will also begin working on enrollment paperwork for the year. Hoof Beats is looking for new members.

It has members of various ages and meets year around and participates in both fun and learning activities. Anyone interested in joining will be welcome at the meeting.

Marriage classes planned MarriageWorks Ohio, a department of Elizabeth’s New Life Center, will sponsor marriage skills classes in March. Presented by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, LINKS: Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing, Knowledge and Skills teaches couples the tools to keep their relationships fulfilling. The program will be free beginning March 7 and will continue March 14 and March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Catholic Social Services Northern Office, 1201 Fairington Drive. The LINKS program centers around the relationship attachment model developed by Dr. John Van Epp: know, trust, rely, commit, touch. Couples will apply principles of the model to manage relationship links such as mutually

knowing each other through talking and togetherness, trusting in each other while keeping positive and respectful opinions, depending on each other and mutually meeting needs, committing to each other by cultivating deep feelings of belonging together and sexually fulfilling each other. The program includes free course materials. Gift cards will be awarded for attendance and a light meal will be served at each session. To register, call (800) 521-6419, ext. 1119, or visit http://www.trustmarriage.com/links.php. Registration is required three days in advance of each class.

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OPINION Friday, February 17, 2012

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

LETTERS

TO THE EDITOR

Check out Roemer To the editor: If you’re disillusioned with a system where Main Street suffers, because the multinational corporations and Wall Street banks no longer invest there … where politicians take millions from them, only giving you lip service (and a couple little “bones” around election), I have suggestions. Check out Republican ex-governor, four-time House member Buddy Roemer (the Republicans kept him out of the debates), running for president against the corrupt money (he won’t take over $100). He’s running against the banksters like Goldman Sachs, against the lies of free trade and for “the People” (buddyroemer.com). He’s the only candidate who went to Occupy Wall Street and said he “loves honest capitalism, but agrees with OWS’s gripes.” He has spent time with tea party groups (remember, the “tea party” movement sprang forth in opposition to the $800 billion TARP, no-strings-attached bank bailouts). If you’re “not sure,” I ask if you’re aware the privately owned (“bank-owned”) Federal Reserve (whose chairman Bernanke was heavily supported by Obama and the Republocrats/Demicans) was forced by the GAO to admit it gave $16.1 trillion in secret loans ($3.3 trillion to foreign banks) to Goldman Sachs, etc. ‘08 through ‘10 to “prop them up” (on top of the Treasury’s $800 billion bailout) ? What has that “propping up” ($16.1 trillion created out of air so the banksters could invest in more Ponzi-like derivatives riding on things like Greek bonds) done for Main Street? Nothing, except cause your milk, electricity, insurance, etc., to go up through inflation that “nonproductivity-backed” money creation causes. All this money giveaway at near-zero interest, “rule bendings” (such as the SEC-regulated FASB in April of ’09 allowing the big banks to massively overvalue their “underwater” assets), and other governmental sleights of hand has done is to allow the “Too Big To Fails” to not have to admit insolvency and continue their highly profitable, paper-shuffling money games while Main Street suffers inflation and starves for investment (this — combined with “free trade” — is hurting us, greatly). Great sites with daily documented news, short vids, etc. (stuff like the “$16.1 trillion secret loans” that the mainstream news thought “didn’t deserve front headlines”) on what the banksters are up to: usawatchdog.com, dailybail.com, zerohedge.com and infowars.com. More great sites with daily news on the bankrupt lies of “free trade”: economyincrisis.org, americaneconomicalert.org, tradereform.org. Great movement to have a direct democracy, “by the People,” presidential candidate on 50 state ballots: americanselect.org and getmoneyout.com. Dave McMahan 9848 N. Kuther Road

Pellman best choice To the editor: Terry Pellman is the best choice as Republican candidate for Shelby County Commissioner. At this time, Shelby County needs an experienced leader who is fiscally responsible, a proven manager and has a clear vision of the needs of our citizens. Mr. Pellman has those traits. For example, Mr. Pellman was a proven leader in welfare reform, consolidating agencies and reforming programs, resulting in significant savings to Shelby County taxpayers This critical, innovative thinking will also be applied while serving as county commissioner. Our Shelby County Republican Party interviewed both candidates, evaluated resumes, asked questions and, with more than two-thirds majority, came to the clear conclusion Terry Pellman would be the best choice for our county. Please join me in casting my vote for the fiscally conservative, proven candidate, Terry Pellman, Shelby County Republican candidate for commissioner. Robinson W. Joslin 2388 Millcreek Road

Pellman right person To the editor: Terry Pellman is the right person for Shelby County Commissioner. Terry’s work experience, including two terms on Sidney City Council and 27 years as director of the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services, has provided the needed expertise to balance budgets and the knowledge to create working relationships with public agencies. Terry’s public service experience will be an asset to the Shelby County Commissioners’ office. Terry will maintain the valued traditions of Shelby County that truly make Shelby County a great area to reside, work and raise the next generation. Vote for Terry Pellman in the primary election on March 6. Tony Bornhorst 8360 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie

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Get correct information on future of VA benefits This morning tion by a naI opened up my tional service oremails and ganization found the followbefore the VA, ing statement: nor the requireWord is out ment for an and around that original claim the VA will be filed under VA cutting benefits Form 21-526, or Other for many. Who a supplemental and how will claim filed voices this affect veterunder 21-526b. Ed Ball ans? The DBQs In the Navy we call speed up the presentathat “scuttlebutt” or in tion of medical evidence. this case more appropriCollaborative ately they may be a These changes have “barstool attorney”; it’s been a collaborative efunfortunate that we live fort between VA personin such a world. If anynel on all fronts, along thing, just the reverse is with national service ortrue. ganizations, and input Defeat backlog provided by county vetA goal by the VA Sec- eran service officers at retary is to defeat the the national levels. It current backlog situation makes perfectly good in disability claims work sense to ask the approto less than 125 days. I priate questions of a can honestly state that medical professional up the VA central office, bet- front, on a form that is ter known as the Veterfine-tuned to a specific ans Benefit body function, then have Administration, person- them sign and date it, nel at the central office then turn it in to the VA in Washington, D.C., regional office for claims have aggressively reprocessing. These forms vamped key VA forms to can be signed by doctors get the medical evidence and specialist outside of up front before the VA the VA medical system regional office raters so as well. In the past some that they can readily ad- private medical evidence judicate claims as they was denied based on a come in instead of going lack of appropriate VA through the current examination protocol. lengthy “development These forms will allevistages” with all the legal- ate the protocol issues. mandated checks and Additionally, we’ve balances. been hearing this since Those new forms can January 2005, but the be found here under Dis- VA is going to implement ability Benefit Question- electronic claims submisnaires. (Work in sion in the very near fuprogress.) These forms do ture. The day of folders not alleviate the ability with huge mounds of of a veteran to select VA documents in the folders Form 21-22 Representa- will be obsolete. Through

“secure public key infrastructure (PKI) electronic email submission” each veteran will have an electronic file and all documents submitted will be in that file for review by VARO personnel concerned. Our office currently has PKI capability with VARO Cleveland. Another VA area that is being aggressively refined is the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) update project. This antiquated system found under CFR Title 38 Part 4 book C, for 15 body systems, is being further developed to meet the needs of our current day disabled veterans. Public forums were conducted October and a “projected” final rules is set for December 2015. Moving forward, the VA desires a continuous re-evaluation of all 15 body systems every five years.

Further educate As part of the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Officers Education Committee, and sitting on the board for Ohio Department of Veterans Services “Strategic Initiatives,” our goal is to further educate our state’s CVSOs and provide greater standardization of what each office should be performing in relation to their duties in being a “veteran’s advocate” and assisting the VA regional office in providing fully developed, ready-to-rate claims, to put money into the veterans pockets quickly in less than 125 days,

rather than the current eight to 12 months. So as you can see, lots of good things are coming down the pike in the near future. This doesn’t mean that the VA will not conduct additional compensation and pension (C&P) examinations or audits in the future to ensure the veteran’s current 50 percent disability rating is still 50 percent or perhaps it’s healed and it’s now at 10 percent or less. But if a veteran has a “chronic condition” that is service-related, they’re expected to require ongoing medical services. Sitting at home collecting the 50 percent disability check and not having any medical services doesn’t necessarily warrant a “chronic condition” in most cases. An exception would be those veterans rated “permanent and total” with no future examinations required. Those conditions are determined by the VA to never get better.

‘Attorneys’ Oh, by the way, if you see one of those veteran “barstool attorneys” fall off a barstool and severely injure themselves to the point they no longer may be gainfully employed, they “may” be eligible for a nonserviceconnect VA pension. Send them our way; we’ll still entertain their misguided notions of a lack of VA benefits. The writer is the Shelby County Veterans Services officer.

Restoring efficiency and accountability to government Throughout my time fruition with last year’s in the General Assempassage of Senate Bill 2. bly, I have come to realAt its core, the measure ize that government is a sound attempt to reoften fails to use comstore government effimon sense in addressing ciency and remove the state issues. red tape that regularly In 2008, the Regulaprevents job growth in tory Reform Task Force Ohio. Faber was assembled to gather Under the provisions feedback from residents found in SB 2, the existreports on how to better ease ing and proposed adKeith Faber the constraints of state ministrative rules State Senator government on the operassociated with our 12th District ations of business in statewide agencies will Ohio. During the course of eight now be assessed in order to depublic hearings across the state termine whether or not they and countless hours of work, we pose any adverse impact on heard from a number of smallOhio’s business community. If business owners, economic decertain regulations are found to velopment experts, and private be working against our potencitizens all fixed on the goal of tial job creators, efforts will be seeing true reform come to our made to mitigate the negative state’s regulatory landscape. As impact and to repeal burdenchairman of the task force, this some rules. Additionally, the process reaffirmed my adamant legislation made way for the belief that the best ideas regard- Common Sense Initiative Office ing our future come from you — (CSIO) which will develop new the hard-working people who standards for rule review and keep our economy moving. In assist in determining whether short, we learned that all too or not a rule is inhibiting the often state agencies lacked com- ability of business to operate in mon sense when addressing Ohio. Ohio regulatory issues. Simply put, we are breaking After years of deadlock, the rec- down the barriers that have long ommendations of the Regulatory stood in the way of achieving Reform Task Force finally came to real economic growth. Only

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through the creation of full-time, quality jobs and new opportunities will we be able to provide Ohioans with the necessary tools to provide financial security for their families. By streamlining government and holding our state agencies accountable for their actions, we are ensuring that your tax dollars are being used properly and effectively. I am confident that this innovative new approach will go far in restoring our residents’ faith in our state government. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or concerns about any of the matters we are considering at the Statehouse. I can be reached by phone at (614) 466-7584, by email at SD12@senate.state.oh.us or by writing me at Sen. Keith Faber, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. I look forward to hearing from you. Faber represents Ohio’s 12th Senate District which includes Allen, Champaign, Mercer, Preble, and Shelby Counties, as well as portions of Auglaize and Darke Counties. He currently serves as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.

TO THE EDITOR

Make Sell our next prosecutor To the editor: As a former clerk of courts in Shelby County, I have had the pleasure of working with Tim Sell on many occasions. Tim’s work ethic, dedication, knowledge and level of professionalism are nothing short of remarkable; in fact, he also serves as our personal attorney. I’m proud to say we’re friends with Tim, his wife, Kathy, and his two daughters.

Tim was a U.S. Air Force JAG prosecutor for five years and his daughter Sam, following in her father’s footsteps in serving our country, served two years in Africa through the Peace Corps. They are truly a great family. Please join me in making Tim Sell our next Shelby County prosecutor. Karen Goffena 17150 E. Mason Road

Election letters deadline The deadline for submitting letters to the editor relating to candidates and issues in the March 6 primary election is Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Church group helps improve Haitians’ lives BY TERRY PELLMAN

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CHILDREN IN Haiti play on a swing set that was donated by a mission group based at St. Remy Parish in Russia. the remainder of the island being the nation of the Dominican Republic. Much of the funding for the St. Remy efforts in Haiti comes from the Joint Mission breakfast sponsored by the Knight of Columbus of Versailles and Russia. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Remy Hall in Russia. The newest mission emphasis is on a developing a medical facility. The Russia group helped get the project started, and now an organization from France called the Order of Malta is assuming responsibility for most ongoing development. Also involved is Tufts University in Boston. The Russia group will likely assist in finishing the facility. The idea for taking a swing set to Haiti developed when the St. Remy

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members learned that an assortment of items from the Versailles Elementary School was going to be auctioned off. At that 2010 sale, the swing set was purchased. Dave York, of Russia, went to the site with some heavy equipment to break the set free of its concrete stabilizers. As the metal was galvanized, York and others had little difficulty in taking the structure apart for shipping. With cleaning and a coat of silver paint, it was ready to go. To travel to Haiti, the swing set became part of the cargo in a large shipping container, the contents of which were waiting for the Russia crew upon their arrival in January of this year. The group consisted of Dave and Bonne York, Ed Borchers, Jessica Stoltz and Joan and Mike

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HOUSTON — Houston High School has released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Seventh grade • Highest honors 4.0 — Isaiah Beaver and Kaitlyn Ellison. • High honors 3.5-3.99 — Emma Mertz, Bryce Norris and Brittany Timmerman. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Logan Ayers, Hope Epley, Dylan Hensley, Jadelyn Lorton, Kara Maier, Evan Marchus, Devyn Ostrander, Brittany Schemmel, Seth Stoodt and Ashtyn York. Eighth grade • Highest honors 4.0 — Deion Booher, Emily Cozad, Alena Davis, Taylor Dean, Kayla New, Azen Reier, Troy Riley, Mark Schaffer, Nick Shoemaker,Andrew Sluss, Macey Stang, Rachel Wells and Jenna Winner. • High honors 3.5-3.99 — Katherine Everett, Zachary Freytag, Sophia Gilson, Abigail Grilliot, Micalah Hensley, Zachary Jolly, Derrek Mayse, Zachariah McKee, Brayden Murray, Mariah Slife and Malachi Wissman. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Aaron Anderson, Cara Kellerman, Michaela Kelly, Madison Mantor, Jenna Mounts, Morgan Nash, Grace Riffell, Ryan Swob and Stephanie Wilson. Freshmen • Highest honors 4.0 — Kage Brubaker, Drake Cassel, Nicole Maier, Thomas Reister, Carly St. Myers, Sierra Stammen, Hannah Trent, Sophie White and Madison Young. • High honors 3.5-3.99 — Taylor Block, Kara Bowling, Devon Jester, Issac Langenkamp, Laura Larger, Alina Maksimov, Amber Meyer, Chrystl Moore, Ruby-Tuesday Morrison,Trisha Schulze, Sierra Smith, Brianna Wells and Taylor Woods. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Justin Bertsch, Emily Creech, Andrew Darner, Morgan Ferryman, Brooke Jacobs,Ashley Keller, Alexander Marchus, Ashely Peeples, Jade Piatt, Hunter Smith, Fox Weidner and Wayne Werling. Sophomores • Highest honors 4.0 — Sara Bergman, Monique Booher, Jacob Braun, Brianna Garber, Kaitlin Huffman, Austin Jenkins, Cindy Larger, Amy McKee, Megan Orndorff, Caitlin Ryan and Rachel Slater.

• High honors 3.5-3.99 — Cody Cagle, Elizabeth Douglas, Mitchell Everett, Avery Kellerman, Shane Kiser, Max Gilson, Tiffani Harris, Max Mitchell, Sonya Peltier, Jesse Phlipot and Bryan Walker. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Krystal Anderson, Angel Barton, Brittany Bigelow, Austin Clack, Heidi Cox, Anna Frohne, Sabrina Greve,Abigayle Martin, Kayode Momon, David Nagel, Madison Paulus, Abbigail Pickering, Jamie Riffell, Kara Smith, Kaylee Smith, Linsey Smith, Alyssa Via, Anton Wehrman and Evan Winner. Juniors • Highest honors 4.0 — Kayla Ferreira-Stephenson, Jenna Hooks, Kyle Patterson, Brice Rehfus, Sara St.Myers, Madison Schaffner,Ashley Welbaum and Bradley Wells. • High honors 3.5-3.99 — Seth Clark, Tyler Davis, Ashtin Frantz, Mackenzie Goings, Kaitlyn Henderson, Nicolette Holthaus, Amber Huntzinger, Ashlan Jester, Cory Kiser-Smith, Annie Niswonger, Kortney Phipps, Andrew Roberts, Samantha Runkle, Kiaya Shellenberg, Kayla Snyder and Dylan Wilson. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Levi Barger, Raven Bolden, Ethan Braun, Aaron Felver, Cody Jones, Brittan Martin, Thomas Martin, Kayla Michael, Ericka Powell, Brittany Richard, Esta Stammen and Taylor Willoughby. Seniors • Highest honors 4.0 — Mallorie Bell, John Bickel, Heather Brubaker, Noah Clark, Joshua Dulaney, Kristi Elliott,Alisha Huffman, Brandon Ike, Adam Mullen, Bethany Reister, Allison Roeth, Jill Walker, Luke Winner and Justin Yingst. • High honors 3.5-3.99 — Kaylee Adkins, Samantha Ary, Amanda Bergman, Brandon Clack, Ryan Curl, Curtis Hughes, Ashley Jacobs, Alyssa Little, Danielle Moses, Seth Osborne, Gary Phipps, Megan Phyillaier, Derek Schwable, Ricky Slough, Robert Vanderpool and Sabrina Stammen. • Honors 3.0-3.49 — Alyssa Bertsch, Austin Blankenship, Dillon Boyer, Dalton Cook, Gabrielle Fields, Mason Francis, Lena Kellerman, Cori Lenhart, Lillian Moore, Briana Schaffner, Samantha Spencer and Mason Yingst.

Bergman. And for many of the local children, it was their first glimpse of a swing. The Yorks make the trip every year. Dave explained that the unemployment problem in Haiti is tremendous. The team tries to help the local residents learn to do more for themselves so that they can improve their lives and those of their children. For example, plans are under way to establish an agricultural training school. To learn more, the St. Remy Church website has a display of related photos and summary of the Haiti activities.

Association elects trustees HOUSTON — Three new trustees were elected to three-year terms during Houston Community Association’s annual dinner meeting Feb. 2. John Huntzinger and Barry Wolfe were returned to office and Terry Pellman was elected as a new trustee. They are joined in office by Craig Langston, president; Gene Greve, vice president; Phil Cozad, Gary Vondenhueval and Jack Curl. There is one trustee seat open and a treasure is needed. Candidates may contact a trustee or come to the March 7 meeting. Scoutmaster Dan Hemmert reported he has six scouts and 12 adults on the roster. The Scouting for Food project will take place March 10 or 11 when plastic bags are distributed to area residents. Scouts will return the following Saturday to collect filled bags for distribution to the Houston Church food pantry. The Houston Classic Festival is sponsoring an adult fundraising dance March 17. Tickets are available now or at the door. Residents may contact Diane Carey, Nancy Elliott, Kathy Greve or any committee member for tickets. Following the covered-dish dinner, door prizes donated by local businesses were awarded. Everyone received at least two prizes. Jim Nason, of Bellefontaine, was the winner of a 42inch, flat-screen television in the raffle. More than 500 tickets were sold, Jack Curl, chairman, said. A volunteer bus trip to a casino is being planned. Volunteer points may be used to reduce the $22 cost of the trip. Call Phil Cozad for more information on the late-March trip. The Community Center’s next fundraiser will be a homemade beef and noodles or chicken and noodle dinner. Pie and soda pop will be sold separately.

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100 years Feb. 17, 1912 Rolla Simpson and John Davidson have started a family washing business in the Tuesday Wednesday LOCAL OUTLOOK Today Tonight Saturday Sunday Monday Goode building on North Ohio avenue and will be ready for business next week. They will do all kinds of washing and Mostly Mostly Mostly Partly Mostly Cloudy Partly ironing, clean carpets, sunny clear with cloudy cloudy sunny with 50% cloudy rugs, mattresses, upholwith west southwest with west High: 35° High: 48° chance of High: 48° ster furniture, etc. winds 5 to winds winds 5 to showers Low: 20° Low: 32° Low: 32° Today looks like a nice ––––– 10 mph around 5 10 mph High: 45° February day, with some sun For the first time in High: 45° mph High: 42° Low: 32° and abovemany years no candidate Low: 28° Low: 25° normal will be nominated for temperacounty infirmary directures. tors previous to the forthThe slight coming election. The last chance of legislature abolished a rain or n o w s their office and placed Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset shower their duties on the county High Wednesday . . . . . . . . 43 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. 0.07 Friday’s sunset . . . . 6:14 p.m. returns Saturday, and it will commissioners, The new be a bit cooler Sunday. Low Wednesday. . . . . . . . . 33 Month to date . . . . . . . . . 0.49 Saturday’s sunrise . 7:27 a.m. law will become effective Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . 4.06 Saturday’s sunset . . 6:15 p.m. Jan. 13, 1913, when the terms of Infirmary DirecSource: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for tors W.H. Fristoe, August Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high Miller, and L.W. Kah will temperatures, go to AccuWeather.com. expire. ––––– John Grillot, of WestNational forecast City/Region ern Shelby county, claims Forecast highs for Friday, Feb. 17 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy High | Low temps Forecast for Friday, Feb. 17 the wrestling championship of western Shelby MICH. county and northern Cleveland Darke county. Mr. Grillot Toledo 40° | 32° says he will challenge 41° | 27° any person within a raYoungstown 40° | 27° dius of eight miles of his Mansfield PA. home to a wrestling 41° | 27° match providing they put up enough money to make it interesting.

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Menopause is normal transition DEAR DR. estrogen is DONOHUE: I greatly diminam 47 and facing ished. For many menopause. I’d women, it marks like some inforan era of new mation on it. freedom. What is the averThe average age age for it? age for I have heard menopause is 51. so many horrify- To your About four years ing stories about prior to actual good menopause that menopause, I would appreci- health women begin to ate a less-than- Dr. Paul G. experience a d r a m a t i c lengthening of Donohue explanation. Can the interval beyou provide it? — H.L. tween periods and then A N S W E R : actual skipping of periMenopause is a normal ods. Menopause is delife transition, a state fined as one full year of where a woman passes not having any menfrom the possibility of strual cycles. having children to the Most menopausal state when she cannot women have hot flashes. have children. Her sup- They’re a reflection of ply of ova (eggs) is de- the decreased supply of pleted. Her production estrogen. The drop in of the female hormone hormone levels upsets

the body’s heat regulation and results in transient hot flashes. Night sweats are another common manifestation of malfunction of the body’s thermostat. A more important health aspect of menopause is bone resorption and weakening due to the estrogen deficit. Women should take osteoporosis-prevention steps well before menopause begins. They need to get enough calcium and vitamin D. They need to adhere to an exercise schedule. Daily, weight-bearing exercise promotes bone strength. “Weight-bearing” indicates that the exercise requires support of body weight. Walking is an example of weight-bearing exercise.

Lifting weights is an excellent way to keep bones strong. Women don’t have to lift the extreme amount of weights that bodybuilders do. Weight gain is another consequence of menopause. On average, a woman gains two pounds. That’s not a significant health risk. 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 www.rbmamall.com.

Dad’s sudden death reveals life he secretly led DEAR ABBY: ter can’t let it go. My father died She also seems suddenly a year upset that my reago. My sister action isn’t the went to his house same as hers. I’m and discovered glad Dad was fulsomething that filling his needs, deeply disturbed especially in old her. Dad was seage. cretly gay. There My sister was Dear were lots of maalways “Daddy’s Abby terials in his girl.” Any suggesAbigail home that I’m tions on how I Van Buren can help her? — sure he never intended for us to find. DAD’S SON IN MIAMI Personally, I find his inDEAR SON: I’m not terests fascinating, but sure you can. But a my sister was unhinged trained therapist might by it. After all, she was be able to. Your sister’s the one who made the discovery was a shock discovery. because “Daddy’s girl” Now she’s obsessed now realizes she didn’t with finding out if Dad know her father as well was having relations as she thought she did. with men while Mom She’s reacting almost as was alive, and if he did, if she, as well as her did Mom know about it. mother, may have been I have tried telling her cheated on. that there were probaIt is almost impossibly lots of things that ble to determine who happened between our knew what and when, if parents that are none of both the individuals are our business, but my sis- dead. I hope, with time,

your sister will be able to focus on the good times she had with her father and her obsession will lessen. DEAR ABBY: I have a co-worker, “Amber” who has always been large. She has looked like she was pregnant the entire two years I have known her. She can also be a liar and an attention-seeker. I am pregnant for real. Soon after Amber found out, she began telling our co-workers that she, too, is pregnant — with twins. She has said this before, and then she faked a miscarriage. She is now bringing ultrasound pictures to work that I discovered she had downloaded from Google Images. Everyone knows Amber is lying, but she keeps it going like she believes it herself. Abby,

should I try to save her the embarrassment and tell her that everyone knows she’s faking? Or should I just sit back and see where the lying gets her? — REALLY EXPECTING IN CHICAGO DEAR REALLY EXPECTING: Your coworker appears to be mentally disturbed. This is something that should be discussed with Amber’s supervisor, so perhaps an intervention can be done and she can get the help she needs. As much of a concern as this is for you, it should be even more so to her employer. Because there is no way to predict how she might react if her fantasy is threatened, you should NOT be the person to question it. If she’s taking time from work for OB/GYN appointments, her employer could request a note from the doctor.

Feb. 17, 1937 As the youth of all days is indebted to Mark Twain for his immortal stories of boy life so is Sidney indebted to the Hi-Y and Girl Reserve Club of Sidney High School, for their splendid presentation of Twain’s “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at the high school auditorium last evening. Members of the cast include Homer Maurer, Jimmie Kelley, Mary Jane Enders, Virginia Clerke, Homer Schamp, Phyllis Conner, Majorie Laughlin, Brian Flannagan, Mary Studevant, Elanor Bridge, Huffman Dearth, and Tom Wagner. ––––– Members of the Blanche Riley chapter of the First Presbyterian Church at their meeting last evening in the home of Mrs. O.R. Findley, on Wapakoneta road, named the following officers for the year: Mrs. Margaret McFarland, president; Mrs. Marion Foster, and Mrs. Francis Tanger, vice presidents, Mrs Wallace McClure, secretary and Miss Pearl Allton, treasurer. ––––– The county league basketball championship will be at stake Thursday night when Perry township team meets the Jackson Tigers at the Jackson Center gym.

50 years Feb. 17, 1962 Luther Heintz, Jackson Center was one of the two directors reelected by stockholders of the Federal Land Bank Association of Piqua at their annual meeting in the city on Feb 15. The association serves Miami, Shelby

and Darke Counties. ––––– Mrs. Majorie J. Shook, R.R. 5, Sidney, has joined the Carl E. Sharp Real Estate Agency, as a licensed real estate salesman. She will specialize in city properties. Mrs. Shook has been active in the business life of Sidney for the past 15 years. She and her husband, Harold Shook, were the former owners and operators of the Isle of Music. ––––– LONDON — Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, may become a bricklayer when he enters Gordostoun School in May, it was reported today. Charles, 13, who is recovering from an appendicitis operation, may help build a new school chapel along with other boys there, the Daily Sketch said. “We’re most anxious that it should be made possible for the boys — including Prince Charles — to help with the building” the Sketch quoted Gordonstoun headmaster Robert Chew as saying.

25 years Feb. 17, 1987 The Sidney City Board of Education Monday Night approved changes that school officials hope will allow Sidney High School students the opportunity to take more college preparatory courses. The board also discussed the replacement of former board member Tim Easton, and authorized school officials to take bids on several improvepermanent ments projects including removal of asbestos from the Sidney High School auditorium. ––––– ANNA — Anna School District officials and residents Monday night took the first step toward solving a dilemma many people would love to have — how to spend $1.8 to 2.4 million projected to be added to the school’s budget each year starting in 1990. Residents will be ask to vote on three proposals to construct an elementary facility with the windfall. “In two years we could accumulate enough (money) to build a really fantastic facility — the level of which is far beyond anything they may be used to in this area,” predicted Superintendent Phillip Cornett. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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SPARE PART SALES & SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Custom machinery manufacturer has immediate opening for sales person to sell hydraulic press and mixer repair parts and manage field service technicians. Candidate will quote and sell hydraulic press and mixer parts, components, and materials. Two years sales experience preferred. Position requires limited travel. Excellent pay and benefit package including 25% 401k match, medical, and dental coverage. Send resume and salary requirements in confidence to:

PARALEGAL, Sidney law firm has paralegal position available. Experience preferred but candidates with other qualifications will be considered. Competitive compensation and benefits. Interested candidates should submit resume and references to PO Box 564, Sidney, or to westohatt y @ g m a i l . c o m , (937)497-0880.

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Continental Express Inc. has immediate need for a Mechanic for day shift. Will perform preventative maintenance and repairs on semi tractors and/or trailers. Must be mechanically inclined, dependable and have own tools. Experience on tractor trailers preferred but not required.

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FROM $565 TO $550

We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to mgoubeaux@ceioh.com or apply in person at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365

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1510 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom apartment, $425 month, $200 Deposit. Air, laundry, no pets. Call for showing. (937)710-5075 2 BEDROOM apartments in Russia. Attached garage. Great neighborhood! MOVE IN SPECIAL! MUST SEE! (937)417-4910. BOTKINS, 2 Bedroom. Stove, refrigerator included, electric heat, AC, offstreet parking. No pets. $350 monthly plus deposit (937)693-3752. CANAL PLACE Apartments. Reasonable rates. Utilities Included. Metro Accepted. Toll free: (888)738-4776.

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1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. www.1troy.com

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ORDINANCE A-2713 AN ORDINANCE MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2012. This Ordinance would provide for current expenses and other expenditures of the City of Sidney during the year ending December 31, 2012. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2713 as adopted by Sidney City Council on February 13, 2012 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk Feb. 17 2258900

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.

LEGAL NOTICE The Annual Financial Report for the Village of Port Jefferson for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, has been completed. To view, make an appointment with Judy Fair, Village Clerk, Treasurer, (937498-9867) or at regular council meeting the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm. Judy Fair Feb. 17 2259077

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Village of Kettlersville Kettlersville Storm Sewer Improvements Sealed Bids for the Village of Kettlersville Storm Sewer Improvements will be received by the Village of Kettlersville at Choice One Engineering, 440 E. Hoewisher Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365, until Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. at which time they will be publicly opened and read. In general, this project consists of the replacement of an existing storm sewer line within the Village of Kettlersville. The Bidding Documents which include drawings and specifications may be examined and obtained at the office of Choice One Engineering Corporation, 440 E. Hoewisher Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Cost for the Bidding Documents is $40.00 and is non-refundable. Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, sealed in a properly identified envelope, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid amount or by a certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The successful BIDDER will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid. The Contractor shall be required to pay not less than the minimum wage rates established by the Federal Labor Standards Provisions and Davis-Bacon Wages. Attention of the BIDDER is called to the various insurance requirements and various equal opportunity provisions. No BIDDER shall withdraw his Bid within 60 days after the actual opening thereof. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive irregularities in any Bid, and to accept any Bid which is deemed by Owner to be most favorable to the Owner. Village of Kettlersville Eric Kaminsky Feb. 17, 24 2258999

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 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756. SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

BUNK BED frame, wood, ladder, $50 (937)214-2912 call after 5pm COUCH and loveseat, reclining, teal, good condition. Non-smoker. $300 for both. (937)526-9233 CURIO CABINET, 46x 74x15, 5 adjustable shelves, piano hinged doors, mirror back, lights with dimmer. $800 or best offer. (937)332-1194 EMBROIDERY MACHINES, Husqvarna Scandinavian 400, $500 OBO. Husqvarna Topaz 20 embroidery machine, $1750 OBO. Husqvarna Topaz 30 embroidery machine, $1750 OBO. Will sell separately. wehrman32@gmail.com. (937)538-8625. 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, KITCHEN TABLE, 4 chairs & 2 bar stools. Chromecraft. Oak Laminate. Padded back and seat cushions. Great condition. $250, (937)492-2689. LAMPS, $5 (937)492-7206

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

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

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1 and 2 bedroom units available at Towne Centre Apartments in Sidney. Includes washer/ dryer hookup, range, dishwasher and refrigerator. $100 off 1st month's rent if you sign lease prior to 3/1/12. Bruns Realty Group, (937)638-7827.

Office building for sale. Corner on Court & West Ave. Buy this duplex and rent out the other side for a source of income. Price $72,900. (937) 492-3455 2257740

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Putting up Lin-credible numbers Regardless of what happens the remainder of the season, Jeremy Lin has had an impact on a Knicks team that was struggling to find itself. Even more impressive about Lin’s extreme and extraordinary NBA success is how he stacks up against some of the best players of in the league.

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after other teams miss out on Lin NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin’s first NBA coach was practically gushing as he listed the qualities that have made the former Harvard guard a star in New York. The same ones, by the way, that would still have him riding Golden State’s bench. And that couldn’t even get him drafted. And that got him cut twice and demoted to the minors four times. In fact, Keith Smart isn’t the only guy who didn’t see what he had with Lin. “It’s good (the) Monday morning quarterbacks are here now,” Smart said, “but no one could have predicted this guy being this big.” Almost no one, anyway. Even Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni had so many questions about Lin’s defense and shooting that he only gave him a chance when the team was desperate. Now Lin’s control of the offense draws comparisons to Phoenix star Steve Nash. But before picking on all the NBA people who missed on Lin, start with those hundreds of coaches who wouldn’t even give him a scholarship to play in college. “I couldn’t even get some DIII schools to look at me,” he said Thursday during an ESPN Radio interview. How can that be? How did so many teams on so many levels pass on a guy who scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any player since the 1976-77 merger with the ABA? “This is hard to predict,” D’Antoni said. “It’s like winning the lottery. You buy a ticket, you hope, but there’s no guarantee it’s going to happen.” It sure didn’t in Golden State or Houston, where the teams liked Lin but had too many guards in front of him. And it wouldn’t have happened in New York if Baron Davis had gotten over his back woes sooner, or if Iman Shumpert didn’t hurt his knee in the season opener, or if any of the three point guards D’Antoni tried first had been able to run his offense properly. It took all those circumstances to get Lin to New York, then onto the court, which is why Smart and Minnesota director of basketball operations Rob Babcock both called it a “perfect storm.” “This one is just an absolutely amazing one,” Babcock said. “There’s always players that slip through the cracks and we certainly miss on a lot of guys. But I think missing is kind of a little bit of a misnomer there. It’s not that we miss so much as it’s the guy hasn’t had the opportunity or been in the right situation that fits his skill level, the right coach that fits his style

and temperament, and the player hasn’t quite developed the confidence to go out and do what he is capable of doing.” The Warriors liked Lin, a native of Northern California, enough to give him a two-year deal. But Smart had a highscoring backcourt with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry, not to mention backups Reggie Williams and Acie Law. So the Warriors got Lin into only 29 games last season while sending him to Reno for three stints in the NBA Development League. They cut him in December when they were trying to sign center DeAndre Jordan away from the Clippers, and Lin was discouraged when he was a claimed by a Houston team that he said had six point guards in training camp. The Rockets cut him after two weeks, and though current point guard Kyle Lowry was an All-Star candidate, general manager Daryl Morey recently wrote on Twitter that he regretted giving up Lin. There’s plenty of similar mea culpas being made around the NBA these days. “There was a guy we had in Cleveland, Shannon Brown, and he went on with the Lakers and won two or three championships and was a bigtime contributor for them,” Lakers coach Mike Brown said. “That’s one of the first guys that comes to mind, but I’m sure there were other guys that we had that you let go and they went and had success other places.” But what makes Lin so different is that so many teams had multiple chances to grab him. Instead, many passed on him twice in the 2010 draft. He was on the waiver wire twice in December. But teams simply hadn’t seen him enough, given he played only 284 minutes in the NBA last season. Perhaps they didn’t know he worked in the offseason with a shooting coach to correct a perimeter game that was a weakness. Or weren’t aware that he asks assistant coaches to have tape available in the morning for extra study before practicing. Even Smart, now in Sacramento, wouldn’t have pursued Lin in December had he already been in his current role. “Again, at that time in the season, you had every NBA team could have said this is the guy. No one knew he was going to be the guy,” Smart said. “Let’s say now, Jeremy Lin is available now. You have everyone knocking on the door. But at that particular time, he was just another released player, free agent, let’s take a chance on him. That’s where he was.”

Anna cruised to the County girls basketball championship again this season, and that dominance was reflected in the All-County selections, announced this week. Led by junor standout Natalie Billing, there were four Lady Rockets named to either the first or second teams. Billing was named the Player of the Year, which goes to the player getting the most votes. She averaged 16.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game during the regular season, which Anna finished at 20-0. She also shot 51.2 percent from the floor and had 58 steals, which tied for second on the team. She has a chance to match the accomplishment of her brother Derek, who was a twotime County Player of the Year. • Brooke Richard of Jackson Center is a senior who led the area the entire year in scoring, finishing the regular season with a 21.9 average. She also led the team in rebounding at 6.3 per game, and surpassed 1,000 points for her career. • Darian Rose of Fort Loramie had an outstanding season, despite having to overcome a nasty collision with a teammate that left her with an injury that required surgery. She still averaged a team-high 14.2 points per game and also led her team in steals with 51. • Morgan Huelskamp is a 5-foot-9 senior who joins teammate Billing on the first team. She averaged 13.8 points per game along with 5.2 rebounds, and tied for second-best on the team in as-

All-County Girls Basketball FIRST TEAM Ht. Yr. PPG Natalie Billing, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Junior 16.8 Senior 21.9 Brooke Richard, Jackson Center . . 5-9 Darian Rose, Fort Loramie . . . . . . . 5-9 Sophomore 14.2 Morgan Huelskamp, Anna . . . . . . . 5-9 Senior 13.8 Kristi Elliott, Houston . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Senior 12.5 SECOND TEAM Senior 11.9 Ashley Frohne, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Christine Johnson, Botkins . . . . . . 5-9 Senior 11.4 Camille Puthoff, Russia . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Sophomore 8.0 Reggi Brandewie, Fort Loramie . . 5-10 Junior 11.4 Erica Huber, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Junior 8.4 Player of the Year — Natalie Billing Honorable Mention — Logan Pitts, Botkins, junior; Renae Meyer, Fort Loramie, sophomore; Bethany Reister, Houston, senior; Hannah Meyer, Jackson Center, junior; Kylie Wilson, Russia, freshman. sists with 64. She is also an 81 percent free throw shooter. • Kristi Elliott of Houston rounds out the first team. A senior, she averaged a teamhigh 12.5 points per game for the Lady Wildcats and was an 80 percent free throw shooter.

Second team • Ashley Frohne of Anna leads off the second team. She is a do-everything type of player for the Lady Rockets, averaging 11.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and creates havoc with her defense. • Christine Johnson of Botkins is also a second-team selection after averaging 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Lady Trojans. • Camille Puthoff is one of only two sophomores to make the first or second team. She’s a 5-11 post player for the Lady Raiders, and averaged 8 points and 4.5 assists per game. • Reggi Brandewie of Fort Loramie is a second-team pick

and is coming off an excellent regular season that saw her average 11.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. She was an outstanding shooter, hitting 55 percent from the field. • The final player named to the second team is Anna junior guard Erica Huber. She averaged 8.4 points per game while leading the Lady Rockets in assists with 87, and tying for second in steals with 58.

Honorable mention There were also five players named to the Honorable Mention list in Logan Pitts of Botkins, who led her team in scoring at 11.9 and rebounding at 7.4; Renae Meyer of Fort Loramie, who averaged 6.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game; Bethany Reister of Houston, who averaged 10.6 per game; Hannah Meyer of Jackson Center, who scored 6.4 per game, and Russia freshman Kylie Wilson, who led her team in scoring this season at 11 per game.

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dead at 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Carter was nicknamed “Kid” for good reason. His smile, bubbly personality and eagerness to excel on a ballfield made him a joy to watch at the plate and behind it. Carter Even his Hall of Fame bronze plaque at Cooperstown shows him with a toothy grin ‚Äî the Kid forever. The star catcher, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57. Carter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, two weeks after finishing his second season as coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Carter died at a hospice in the West Palm See LIN/Page 16 Beach, Fla., area.

“I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 p.m.,” Carter’s daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on the family website. “This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know.” Carter was an 11-time AllStar and three-time Gold Glove winner. His bottom-ofthe-10th single in Game 6 of the 1986 Series helped the Mets mount a charge against the Boston Red Sox and eventually beat them. With curly, blond locks flaring out from beneath his helmet, and a rigid, upright batting stance, Carter was immediately recognizable. And anyone who watched Carter recognized his zest. “Nobody loved the game of baseball more than Gary Carter. Nobody enjoyed playing the game of baseball more than Gary Carter. He wore his heart on his sleeve every inning he played,” Mets Hall of

Fame pitcher Tom Seaver said. After Carter’s diagnosis, the Mets began playing a highlight reel of his accomplishments on the video board during games at Citi Field and posted this message: “Our thoughts are with you Gary. From your millions of fans and the New York Mets.” “His nickname ‘The Kid’ captured how Gary approached life,” the Mets said Thursday in a statement. “He did everything with enthusiasm and with gusto on and off the field. His smile was infectious. ... He was a Hall of Famer in everything he did.” Carter played nearly two decades with the Mets, Montreal, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He led the Expos to their only playoff berth and was the first player enshrined in Cooperstown wearing an Expos cap. “Gary was one of the happiest guys in the world every day,” Mets teammate Mookie Wilson once said.


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NB girls end Daytona win hasn’t led season with win to full-time ride for Bayne

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TREVOR BAYNE in his garage during NASCAR auto racing testing at the Daytona International Speedway Thursday in Daytona Beach, Fla. and full seasons.” The Feb. 26 Daytona 500 is on Bayne’s limited schedule, but he doesn’t have one of the starting spots guaranteed to the top 35 teams in points from last season. He says they don’t plan on trying to buy a guaranteed spot from another team — so he’ll have earn a spot in Sunday’s qualifying or Thursday’s qualifying races. Bayne doesn’t have a full-time ride in the Nationwide series, either. Roush Fenway Racing plans to run him in the first three races of the season, hoping to attract

potential sponsors with good results and run more races. “I still haven’t spent a whole full season with one team yet in Nationwide, and I think that would be great to have that opportunity,” Bayne said. “But, right now, we’re going to run the first three races and kind of see where we stand, work on sponsorship deals. It just shows how tough it is right now. Here we are at Roush Fenway Racing with great things to offer and it’s still tough for us, so we’re working really hard at that.” certainly Bayne hoped his Daytona 500 win would catapult him into a full-time ride right away, but he’s remaining patient for now. “It’s almost like being a part of the family there,” Bayne said of the Wood Brothers team. “I think for this point in my career the Wood Brothers is the best place for me to be. If we could run full-time, that would be better, but I enjoy that family and just the support that they give me.” NASCAR veteran Michael Waltrip sees Bayne’s struggle to secure a full-time ride is another sign of a sluggish economy. “It’s not just NASCAR, it’s how difficult things are today,” Waltrip said. “Trevor’s a sharp young man, very well-spoken,

good-looking kid and got a great heart. Can drive the heck out of the car and just didn’t get the opportunity, hasn’t had the opportunity to do it full time yet.” But trying to refine his driving skills while running a limited schedule wasn’t the only challenge Bayne faced last year. He missed several weeks after being diagnosed with a mystery ailment that turned out to be Lyme disease. Sitting out those races, Bayne said, made him realize “how much you appreciate being here.” Bayne says he’s feeling fine now, good enough to take a mission trip to Kenya in the offseason. “What’s wild about people in Kenya is like no matter who are, if you’re from out of town or an American and you show up on their front porch, they’re pulling out chairs and trying to give you food at their little mud huts,” Bayne said. “They’re incredible people, so I would tell anybody they should go check it out because, to me, it was humbling. These people don’t have hardly anything and here they are, their kids are so happy. They’ve got their bellies sticking out because they’re malnourished and stuff, but they’re the most pumped kids in the world to be alive. It was an incredible experience.”

Baseball returning to Edison County, area players among 17-man club team roster PIQUA — For the first time in nearly 20 years this spring, Edison Community College will be fielding a baseball team. After initial meetings this fall to gauge interest, 17 players who are enrolled at Edison have signed on to play for the club team, which will play its first game March 22 against a club team from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Thomas Martinez, an instructor of anatomy and physiology at Edison, is coaching the team. He and athletic director Chip Hare have been instrumental in bringing baseball back to

the college. Martinez played college baseball at UNLV and spent some time in the minor leagues. The team will have its membership with the National Club Baseball Association. “We’re really happy to have baseball back here at Edison after a long time away,” said Martinez. “The players we’ve assembled for this team have shown a lot of dedication and heart in bringing this program back to Edison.” The roster includes five Houston High School graduates in first baseman Brent Byram, outfielder Matt Hughes, catcher Joe

Gordon, pitcher Matt Kiehl and shortstop Zach Kiehl. Also on the roster is Jamey Davis, a first baseman/DH from Fort Loramie; Chance Kazmerick, a utility player from Sidney; Chris Ballard, a first baseman/DH from Minster, Alex Monnin, an outfielder from Minster, and Josh Didier, a utility player from Versailles. Rounding out the team are two players from Piqua, one from Troy, two from Bradford, and one each from Covington and Gallia Academy. Marcos White of Sidney will be the bench coach.

During the 2012 season, Edison will play six opponents and a total of 20 games. They will go up against club teams from Wright State, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana, Bowling Green and Grand Valley State. “We’re going to face some very tough competition,” said Martinez. “Our goal is to continue working hard and improving our team chemistry so we’re ready to hit the field March 22.” The team will play its home games at the Piqua High School freshman field. For more information, contact Hare at (937) 773-7852 or email him at chare@edisonohio.edu

Analyst thinks Browns should trade up and take Baylor QB BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Mike Mayock likes Colt McCoy. He loves Robert Griffin III. Mayock, the NFL Network’s lead draft analyst, said Wednesday on a conference call the Browns should do whatever is necessary to acquire Griffin, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor. That includes trading the fourth and 22nd picks to the Rams to get the No. 2 overall pick and ensure they land Griffin. “I want to go get RG3. As much as I like Colt McCoy, I still think they have to look to upgrade that position and I think they have to do whatever it takes to get there. That’s the first thing,” Mayock said. “The second thing, I think it will

be a hell of a ride. The more tape I put on of this kid, the more fun I have watching him. “I was pleasantly surprised by his pocket awareness, his eyes down the field and his physical toughness is outstanding. He takes a lot of hits and it doesn’t bother him. All of those things mean a lot to me.” Although Mayock said he “loves everything about the kid,” he has one concern that could make the ride with Griffin a bumpy one. “He doesn’t throw with anticipation, mostly because he doesn’t have to,” Mayock said of Baylor’s spread offense that didn’t require the complicated reads necessary to succeed in the NFL. “He’s got great touch and accuracy medium and deep. He’s got arm strength, he’s got ath-

letic ability, he takes hits. But he doesn’t anticipate throws. He waits until they develop and then throws them. “My only question is, will he develop it? Where I think you’ll find it is throughout the process when teams meet with this kid and they sit down and they put the tape on and they break it down with him and talk football and ask him what he sees or doesn’t see.” The buzz surrounding Griffin and the Browns has been strong since they were locked into the fourth pick after finishing 4-12. General manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur said nice things about McCoy, who started 13 games before suffering a concussion, but didn’t commit to him for 2012. With the scouting combine commencing

next Thursday in Indianapolis, the draft speculation will begin to swirl at an even higher speed. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck looks like a lock to go No. 1 to Indianapolis, so Griffin becomes the target for every other team searching for a quarterback. “The bottom line for me is that he’s a playmaker,” Mayock said. “He’s a playmaker and that’s what this league’s all about, especially at that position. “When I put the tape on, he’ll stay in and take hits. We all know he can run also and he will run. But he initially looks to get the football down the field and I like that. His eyes are down the field, he’s conscious of the fact he can make big plays with his eyes and his arm as opposed to his leg.”

Parkway (52) Harshman 21, Fisher 12, Burtch 8, Roehm 6, Samanlogo 3, Font 2. New Bremen (60) Holdren 16, Moeller 12, Brown 12, Brandt 11, Paul 7, Jones 2. Score by quarters: Parkway .............12 21 44 52 New Bremen ........8 22 34 60 Records: Both teams 7-13.

Minster wins over St. Henry

ST. HENRY — Minster snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4939 victory over St. Henry in MAC girls action Thursday. The Lady Wildcats go to 14-5 overall and finish 6-3 in the MAC. They will end regular season play Saturday at home against Ottoville. Minster trailed after a quarter and was up just two at the half before outscoring St. Henry 176 in the third quarter. Tara Clune had nine and Bridget Geiger eight for Minster. Minster (49) Albers 2-0-5; Clune 4-1-9; Dahlinghaus 0-3-3; Fausey 0-22; Fischer 1-0-3; Geiger 4-0-8; Hoelscher 2-0-4; Liening 1-0-2; Richard 2-1-5; Schmiesing 1-24; Wuebker 0-4-4. Totals: 1713-49. St. Henry (39) Delzeith 2-0-5; Koesters 03-3; Lange 1-3-5; Lefeld 2-0-6; Moeder 3-0-7; Siefring 4-4-13. Totals: 12-10-39. Score by quarters: Minster.................7 18 35 49 St. Henry............10 16 22 39 Three-pointers: Minster 2 (Albers, Fischer); SH 5 (Lefeld 2, Delzeith, Moeder, Siefring). Records: Minster 14-5, St. Henry 8-12.

Davis, Spangler top seeds for sectional Sidney had two wrestlers seeded first and eight seeded in all for the Centerville 2 Sectional Wrestling Meet, which begins tonight. Cody Davis at 126 pounds and Derek Spangler at 152 were both top-seeded for the tournament, which starts at 6 p.m. tonight at Centerville High School. Jacob Sharp at 113

and Mason Calvert at 138 were both seeded second, Alex Willman at 106, Garrick Ginter at 170 and Jacob Lochard at 195 were all seeded fourth, and Rhett Rosengarten at 132 was an alternate. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the district tournament next week. Wrestling will start at 10:30 on Saturday.

Lady Bucks rout Indiana COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Tayler Hill scored 27 points and No. 9 Ohio State never trailed in handing Indiana its 13th straight loss, 75-54 on Thursday night, even with the Buckeyes playing without Big Ten scoring leader Samantha Prahalis. Prahalis, averaging 21. 8 points in the conference, was battling the flu. She was on the bench

at the outset but then went to the locker room. Amber Stokes added 14 points and a careerhigh seven assists, with Kalpana Beach matching a career high with 13 points. Ohio State (23-3, 103), which has won the last nine meetings with Indiana, never trailed while staying in a tie for the top spot in the Big Ten.

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But there were indicators Lin might be ready for breakthrough in New York. The Knicks, like Smart’s Warriors, run a pick-and-roll system, so Lin naturally picked up the offense. That’s why, D’Antoni has said, teams ideally draft players suited for their style. So, if nothing else, Lin’s story provides a lesson to the many

scouts lining up to look at all those stars from Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State and the other big programs. Better not forget about the little guys. “(Lin’s) on his way toward a lifetime career now because he’s managing to master playing basketball in the Mecca of basketball and playing very well in it,” Smart said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year later, Trevor Bayne still can’t quite believe the whirlwind of instant notoriety that followed his wild Daytona 500 victory. Bayne fondly recalls taking a congratulatory phone call from Vice President Joe Biden, meeting a list of celebrities that included Pamela Anderson, and talking to an athlete he’s often compared with, Tim Tebow. What all that newfound fame hasn’t done for Bayne, though, is get him a full-time ride in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series or a guaranteed starting spot in this year’s Daytona 500. Bayne’s team, Wood Brothers Racing, currently plans to run him in 14 Sprint Cup series races this season. For now, at least, he doesn’t have a full-time Nationwide Series ride either. “It’s OK,” Bayne said at Thursday’s media day at Daytona International Speedway. “We’re just making the best of what we’ve got right now and it’s tough to do that when you only have a few races. For me, I’m running about the same schedule I ran in Cup last year. It’s kind of one a month with the 21 car, but in Nationwide I had hoped to run a full season this year and run for a championship. Obviously, as a young guy you want to have championships under your belt

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen finished the regular season on a high note, defeating Parkway in Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball action Thursday 60-52. The Lady Cardinals finish the MAC at 1-8 and end up 7-13 overall. They will play New Knoxville on Tuesday in sectional play at Coldwater. Hannah Holdren led four players in double figures for Bremen with 16. Haley Moeller had 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Julie Brown had 12 points and Meagan Brandt added 11 points. New Bremen used a huge final period to pull out the win, outscoring Parkway 26-8 to overcome a 10-point deficit going into the final quarter.


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Parent Night scheduled Sidney High School administrators and guidance counselors are slated to hold an Eighth-Grade Parent Night on Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. All current Sidney Middle School eighthgrade students and their parents are invited and encouraged to come to this informational meeting. Also, students who are currently not enrolled in Sidney City Schools but are considering enrolling for the 2012-13 school year, are welcome to attend. Parents and students will attend a general session in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in which principals and counselors will discuss overall administrative and guidance services. Guests will then be led into the gymnasium where they will have the opportunity to meet and talk with teachers, coaches and advisers and obtain information regarding academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities at Sidney High School. “I believes this is a wonderful evening for parents and students to obtain firsthand information regarding what Sidney High School has to offer,” said Deb Fahnestock, Sidney High School counselor. “We hope for a great turnout again this year.” For more information about this event, call Fahnestock at 494-2080, ext. 1127.

SMHA gets fed funds The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority $197,287 in capital program funds. The award is part of nearly $78 million being awarded to public housing authorities in Ohio to repair, renovate, make energy-efficient upgrades or replace old plumbing and electrical systems in their units. Judith Wells, SMHA director, said the local funds will be used to replace the roof of Jackson Towers on East North Street and to replace storm doors and exterior doors at Hilltop Manor. A portion of the funds will be used for operating expenses and as-needed replacement of appliances and air conditioners at Jackson Towers. Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority received $139,183 in the distribution and Logan County received $141,028.

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Former Sidney official to return as city manager ‘My No. 1 job out there was always Sidney’ BY TOM BARNETT tbarnett@sdnccg.com After he left Sidney 13 years ago, new City Manager Mark Cundiff confesses, “coming back was always in the back of my mind. “I left in 1989 to gain experience operating a small city,” he said, “but my No. 1 job out there was always Sidney. I thought about applying eight years ago, but the timing just wasn’t right.” Cundiff, 51, a native of Greenville, was Sidney’s assistant city manager from 1994 until April 1998, even serving as interim city manager in 1995 following the resignation of former manager Bill Barlow. He left Sidney to become city manager of Greenville, Ill., and has been village manager of Yellow Springs since 2008. Along the way, he has worked with Woolpert Consultants of Dayton and as a planning technician with the city of Davenport, Iowa. He succeeds Steve Stilwell as Sidney manager Feb. 27 at a starting salary of $105,575 and is currently shopping for a new home while marketing his Yellow Springs residence. “We’ve looked at seven or eight homes in Sidney already, and there are many available. The only difficulty will be selling our home here,” he said from his office in the quaint Greene County village. Cundiff joined the city of

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MARK CUNDIFF, who becomes Sidney’s new city manager Feb. 27, says coming back to Sidney to live and work has always been a goal. He left Sidney in 1998 after serving as assistant city manager. Sidney in 1989 as city planner, He says he’s looking forlater becoming community de- ward to reuniting with longvelopment director. He was time friends in Sidney and any promoted to assistant city former associates still on staff. manager in 1994 “Many former associates Asked about his managerial have retired,” he said. “A few of style, he said, “I guess you them I’d hired during a period could say it’s mostly participa- I served as the city’s personnel tory. I’m not a micro-manager.” director.” On that note, he said he realCaniff says his family — ized his learning curve in Sid- wife, Peggy; son, Patrick; and ney wouldn’t be hard, “since daughter, Kelsey — are also everyone I’ve asked says the exited about coming back to city’s staff is excellent and Sidney where they lived for 9 well-established.” 1/2 years. Patrick, 26, is work-

ing on a doctorate at Penn State University and Kelsey is a freshman journalism major at Indiana University. Peggy Cundiff has worked in a chiropractic office in Yellow Springs. When he’s not on the job, Cundiff, once an avid golfer, says he’d like to “get back into it.” He likes to bike with his wife and also owns several kayaks once used for earlymorning jaunts to see wildlife and enjoy nature, “before the power-boat traffic hits.” He recalled such mornings spent on Kiser Lake near Sidney, just over the line in Champaign County. “A lot has changed in Sidney since I left,” he observed. “Residential and land areas have grown and both industry and retail business has prospered over the years.” And, coming back for to Sidney’s municipal building for interviews, he said he was challenged by once-familiar departmental offices “changed since the police department left for its new building next door.” Cundiff says he’s looking forward to his first Sidney City Council meeting on Feb. 27 and would like to see local residents become as engaged in their local government as residents of Yellow Springs have been. “Meetings here are well-attended and also taped for broadcast on cable TV,” he said.

Public blood drive set Tuesday Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center, reports that a large public blood drive will be held Tuesday. A public blood drive will be held at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. St. Michael’s Hall is located at 33 Elm St. The blood drive is co-sponsored by the Fort Loramie Community Service Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the Knights of St. John with Jane Poeppelman serving as chairwoman. Whole blood, double red cells, platelets and plasma will be collected from donors in Fort Loramie. Anyone who donated on or before Dec. 15 is eligible to donate Tuesday. February is St. Valentine’s Day month and Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for the gift they give that comes from the heart and goes far beyond chocolates and roses, Pleiman said. The “Heart of a Hero” campaign celebrates donors for giving the gift of life. Donors at St. Michael’s Hall will receive a

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red “Blood Donor — Heart of a Hero” T-shirt. February is also the heart of winter, so seasonal challenges to blood collection continue. Winter weather can disrupt blood drive schedules and discourage travel, plus cold and flu symptoms prevent many from donating, Pleiman said. CBC, like many vital services, rarely closes. Healthy donors are encouraged to donate at this time. Donors can support CBC no matter what winter brings by calling a CBC office or visiting www.givingblood.com with questions about health, schedules and operating hours. Technology is making it faster and more convenient

than ever to schedule blood donations, Pleiman said. People can use their computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at Snavley www.DonorTime.com., or donors can schedule with Pleiman at 295-3100. Walk-ins are welcome as schedule permits. Pleiman said recent blood drives were successful throughout the area: • Feb. 3 — Peerless Group in Sidney kicked off the first of six scheduled blood drives with 25 registered donors; two were deferred, resulting in 23 units of blood donated. Rob Zielsdorf serves as chairman for Peerless Group blood drives. • Feb. 4 — Stokes Masonic Lodge in Port Jefferson hosted a blood drive in conjunction with its monthly breakfast. The donor coach was filled with 35 registered donors; four

were deferred and 31 donors were able to give blood. Six people gave for the first time at Stokes Masonic Lodge. Terry Chamberlin served as the chairman for Stokes Masonic Lodge. • Feb. 10 — Sidney High School hosted a student blood drive that set a record by registering 115 donors; 14 were deferred for medical reasons, resulting in 94 units of blood collected and donated to local hospitals. Brett Bickel of Sidney High School served as chairman for this student ran blood drive. Community Blood Center recognize these donors for life: • 10 donations: Zane Travis, Sidney. • Five donations: Stephanie Copeland, Taylor Rickert, Kathryn Howell, Sam Cledenin, Megan Eilerman, Nikole Hoover and Alex Beigel, all of Sidney. Future February Shelby County blood drives include Feb. 28 at the Sidney Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4239, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for the public.

Presidents Day closings announced George Washington’s birthday will be celebrated with a federal holiday Monday. Popularly known as Presidents Day, the holiday originally was celebrated as Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. After passage by Congress of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which took effect in 1971, the celebrations have embraced Abraham Lincoln’s Feb. 12 birthday, too. But the legal name of the holiday remains Washington’s Birthday. The following businesses, organizations and agencies

will be closed Monday: The post office: no mail delivery or window service; all Sidney city offices, most Shelby County offices and Sidney City, Shelby County, Lehman Catholic, Holy An-

gels and Christian Academy schools. Sidney City, Shelby County and Holy Angels schools are closed to students today, as well. Teachers have in-service work today. Also closed Monday will be the Senior Center of SidneyShelby County, all branches of Minster Bank except the branch in Wagner’s IGA, which will be open regular hours, all branches of Mutual Federal Savings Bank, the downtown branch of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan, Fifth Third Bank, PNC Bank and Osgood Bank.

All local pharmacies will be open regular hours Monday. So will the branches of the Shelby County Libraries, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, the Alpha Center, FISH, the Ross Historical Center, Gateway Arts Council art gallery, First National Bank, the Walmart branch of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan and Chase Bank. Trash collection will follow its regular schedule. The Sidney Daily News will publish Monday, but because there is no mail service, rural deliveries will be made by motor-route drivers.

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