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Parole granted Jay Crider to be released from prison BY TOM MILLHOUSE


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Jay Crider, 51, is serving a 25 years to life prison sentence at the Allen County COLUMBUS — A former Correctional Institution for Sidney man who was convicted the murder of Rebecca in the 1983 Snider. Crider “will be remurder of a leased on or after April 22,” Sidney woman according to Mike Davis, will be released spokesman for the Ohio Defrom prison partment of Rehabilitation this spring and Corrections. after he was Crider came to the Sidney granted parole Police Department the day of during an Ohio the murder and told officers he Crider Parole Board had killed a woman. Police hearing Thursthen found Snider’s body in day morning in Columbus. her apartment.

Snider, 34, left two children, a son, Joe, 13, and a daughter, Angie, 9. Her family has objected to Crider’s release each time he came up for parole, most recently posting an online petition to stop his release. “We feel it was a great injustice,” her daughter, Angie Snider-Cotrell, said Thursday afternoon. “With him being a person without a conscience, I personally think it won’t be long before he does something again,” she said. “I feel we’ve done every-

thing we can do to keep him in prison as long as we could,” she said. “It’s in God’s hands now. I pray for the community.” Snider-Cotrell said she made a statement at the hearing, which also was attended by her aunt, Faye Hall (Rebecca Snider’s sister). During a recent interview, Snider-Cotrell said she keeps a photo of her late mother on a television stand. She and her husband, Sam, have two daughters, ages 4 and 6. She said she tells her children that See PAROLE/Page 2

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Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Dr. Raul E. Tramontana • Kathleen Faye Waters Stilwell • Walter E. Browning • Bonnie J. “Granny” Haines • Forrest C. “Forkey” Rose • Charlotte Wasson-Halterman • Marjorie K. Matthieu • Donald Henry Seger

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The Rebels are coming! Rebel Run Rod & Custom Nationals will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds BY MIKE SEFFRIN An event that is expected to attract thousands of participants and spectators and pump about $900,000 into the local economy is coming here in September. The Rebel Run Rod & Custom Nationals will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It will be the 34th annual event, which has been held for many years at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima. LeRoy Roby, who along with his wife, Sandy, is the promoter for the event, said about 2,500 cars from the United States and Canada are expected. In addition to the thousands of car owners and their families who will attend, another 4,000 or so spectators will show up, Roby said, based on the numbers he saw in Allen County. He said there may be more spectators here because it’s closer to Dayton. The car show was held for 18 years in Indiana, then moved to Lima, but a con-

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grounds, but “decided on Shelby County. It was set up better.” “He wants a fairgrounds that is close to the interstate,” said Jerry Schaffner, secretary of the Shelby County Fair. “We are.” “We love people to look at our cars,” said Roby, who stressed that it is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. Other attractions will include a craft show, swap meet, food vendors, antique midget auto racing and golf cart drag pull. “I am trying to get the lawnmower races started,” Roby said. “For the kids I’m trying to get a clown or two, plus a coloring contest, hot wheel races. … In the grandstand Saturday night, we have the burnout contest, muffler rapping contest, and the flamethrowing contest. We also do the best horn contest, best license plate nickname, best car mural and best neon contest. “I usually have two bands, one on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon, See REBEL/Page 2

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PUBLIC RECORD Police log THURSDAY -1:55 a.m.: assault. Officers arrested Johnny C. Thomas, 39, no address given, for assault. He allegedly assaulted a Sidney woman. WEDNESDAY -4:43 p.m.: theft. Walmart employees reported the theft of merchandise valued at approximately $205. Josh A. Baker, 19, 425 N. Miami Ave., and Sara J. Burger, 22, 425 N. Miami Ave., were arrested for theft after they allegedly shoplifted at the store. Police reports state they also were both arrested about an hour later for theft from the store that occurred earlier this year. -1:32 p.m.: misuse of credit card. Offices received a report of someone misusing a Folkerth Avenue resident’s credit card. -8:15 a.m.: fraudulent check. A Colonial Drive resident reported receiving a fraudulent check in the mail.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -423 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 2300 block of Broadway on a medical run. WEDNESDAY -8:43 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 block of Westwood Drive on a medical call. -5:19 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 900 block of Buckeye Avenue on a medical call. -5:13 p.m.: warning issued. Firefighters responded to a call at 322 Michigan St. about an electric problem. The resident was advised not to plug an electric heater into an extension cord. -5:08 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Hall Avenue on a medical call. -10:04 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Grove Street on a medical call. -9:49 a.m.: air check. Firefighters responded to 2450 Campbell Road to conduct an air quality check in a confined space.

MUNICIPAL COURT Charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest were dismissed against Allen R. Harris, 39, 224 S. Frankllin Ave., in Sidney Municipal Court. In court recently, Tracy M. Copeland, 41, 2718 Leslie Drive, was found not guilty of a starting and backing violation. Civil cases Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., v. Patrick Alstaetter, 14753 Amsterdam Road, $7,694.03 Village Northwood Apartments, Lima, v. Laura Moses, 4662 Hardin-Wapak Road, $1,253. Wilson Memorial Hos-

PAROLE From Page 1 their grandmother is now an angel. Her brother, Joe, is married and has one child. Crider’s sister, Cris Staup, said she was thankful for the parole board’s decision at the hearing, which was the third time Crider had gone before the board. “It was the answer to our prayers,” Staup said. “We’re very sorry for what happened and there is nothing we can do to bring her (SniderCotrell) mother back, but he’s not the same man he was back then,” Staup said of her brother. Staup said her brother plans to relocate in another state when released from prison and start a new life. said Snider-Cotrell Crider has petitioned to relocate in Florida, but noted officials there haven’t yet approved the relocation.



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From Page 1 crease in trade during the car show. Roby said Allen County visitor and tourism officials estimated the event generated $900,000 annually in new business. Roby said the Fridaythrough-Sunday show begins at 8 a.m. each day and ends at 10 or 11 p.m. the first two days. The show will wrap up Sunday at 4 p.m. Although a variety of autos take part, the Rebel Run specializes in the Mercury. It attracts 200 of them, most from model years 1949-51. “We have more Mercurys than anyplace in the world,” Roby said. More information about the Rebel Run is available at the website,


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Forrest C. ‘Forkey’ Rose C. Forrest “Forkey” Rose, 79, of 124 Leisure Court. Sidney, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. He was born on Dec. 12, 1933, in Quincy, the son of the late Kenneth and Francis (Chambers) Rose. On May 10, 1952, he married Shirley M. Wical, who survives along with four children, Sam Rose and wife Sandy, Gail Rose Schulte and husband Glenn, Linda Ailes, and Jean Boerger and fiance’ Kenny, all of Sidney; one brother, Max Rose, of Quincy; six grandchildren, Amy Morris, Mark Layman, Stephanie Ailes, Glen Ailes, Eric Boerger, and Ryan Boerger; nine greatgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one great-granddaughter, Katina. Mr. Rose formerly owned and operated the Rose Valero Service Sta-

tion in Sidney for 40 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, and life time member of the Sidney Moose. He enjoyed boating and going on cruises, and loved his grandchildren. In keeping with Forkey’s wishes, his body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. James Oates officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Forrest C. “Forkey” Rose. Condolences may be expressed to the Rose family at the funeral website, home’s

Charlotte Wasson-Halterman LOUISVILLE, Tenn. Charlotte Wasson-Halterman went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Feb.19,2013. She was being cared for by Hospice and her family in their home. She was born in Urbana on March 26, 1939. She graduated high school in Sidney, Class of 1957. She was a bookkeeper at the Sidney Hospital a few year before an auto accident and M/S made it impossible to continue. She was a wife and homemaker who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband Marvin, their son Greg and wife Diane; their son Mark

and wife Lauri; a brother Dale Wasson and his wife Jo Ann; a sister DianeWasson-Helman and husband Bruce, many nephews and nieces; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Butler County Memorial Park Chapel, 4570 Trenton-Oxford Road, Hamilton, Ohio, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb 23, 2013. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association at: Alzheimer Association, attention Doner services, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Additional obituaries appear on Page 3 Commissioners OK bid Shelby County Commissioners awarded the 2013 roadside mowing program contract during their meeting on Tuesday, Quick Mow of Millersburg will be paid $63,597.36 for the mowing services. Interim Public Defender John Richard met with commissioners to introduce himself. Richard was appointed to the position earlier this month by the Public Defender Commission following the resignation of Roger Luring. Commissioners also met with Jason Bruns of the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District about the petition for work on Hershey Ditch, which is located in Loramie and Washington townships. Notices will be sent to property owners


and a ditch viewing will be held in the future prior to a public hearing on the proposed project. Rob Vollrath of Perfection Group in Cincinnati met with commissioners to outline ways his company could save the county money with energy conservation services. Commissioners took no action on the issue. Commissioners also had a lunch meeting with Jeff Raible, president of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Julie Echemann said it was an opportunity for Raible to introduce himself to new commissioners Bob Guillozet and Tony Bornhorst. Echemann said the chamber and the county plan to continue working together as they have in the past.

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PIQUA — Bonnie J. “Granny” Haines, 80, of Piqua, died at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2013, at 3:12 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday Feb. 25, 2013, at the Piqua United Pentecostal Church, 651 W. Ash St. Piqua. Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, is in charge of arrangements, Piqua.

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LOVELAND — Dr. Raul E. Tramontana, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the L o v e l a n d Health Care Center, Loveland. Dr. Tramontana was formerly of Sidney. He was born June 6, 1931 in Lima, Peru, the son of Jorge and Raquel Tramontana (Monge) and they preceded him in death. He was married to Elizabeth “Betsy” Palmer on Jan. 5, 1962 and she passed in January 2008. Surviving are five children, Elizabeth Schwinkendorf of Westlake, Raquel Martin and husband Kevin, of Sidney, Patricia Mann, of Mason, David Tramontana and wife Cindy, of Indian Hill, Tony Tramontana and wife Maria, of Katy, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Pam Tramontana, of Tennessee and 19 grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mercedes Tramontana, of Lima, Peru and two brothers, Jorge and Antonio Tramontana, both of Lima, Peru. A son, Raul Jr., a sister, Martha Tramontana and two brothers, Louis, and Oscar Tramontana preceded him in death. Dr. Tramontana went to Syracuse University

in Syracuse, N.Y., and served residency his there also. He was a medical doctor and surgeon in Sidney for many years. He served in the Peruvian military as a physician also. He was the team doctor for Sidney High School basketball and football for many years. He also campaigned for Sidney City Schools for the removal of asbestos for the school. He was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney. Friends may call on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. at SalmMcGill and Tangeman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Eileen Hix officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to Loveland Hospice, 501 N. Second St., Loveland, OH 45140. Condolences may be expressed to the Tramontana family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’ www.salmwebsite,

Donald Henry Seger BELLBROOK — Donald Henry Seger, 60, of Bellbrook, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Coldwater, to the late Frederick and Bertha Seger. He graduated from Versailles High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton, and a master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Don worked for many years as an electrical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A devoted husband and loving father, Don was a longtime coach of his sons’ sports teams and an assistant troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 375. Don was an enthusiastic fan of the Dayton Flyers and Cincinnati Reds, and he particularly loved attending opening day with his family. He is survived by his

loving wife of 31 years, Judy; sons, Andrew (Ann), Nicholas, Christopher and Brian; siblings, Diane (William) Walker, David (Carol) Seger, Dennis (Debra) Seger, Lisa (Steven) McNeilan and Deborah (Mark) Gehle; and numerous nieces and nephews. His family will greet friends from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at church of the Incarnation, 7415 Far Hills Ave., Centerville. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stand up to Cancer, File 1224, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at



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Marjorie K. Matthieu V E R SAILLES Marjorie K. Matthieu, 91, of Ve r s a i l l e s, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center. Marjorie was born Aug. 15, 1921 in Darke County, to the late Homer and Amelia (Rose) Miller. Marjorie is survived by a son, Robert A. Matthieu of Versailles; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Miller of Piqua and Andrew Miller of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marjorie is also preceded in death by her husband, Marion J. Matthieu; daughter, Juanita Goubeaux; sisters, Ella Miller, Dorothy McClune, Opal Lutz and

Ruth Victor; and b r o t h e r s, Harold, Robert, Ralph, Walter, Lester and Marion Miller. Marjorie was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

Kathleen Faye Waters Stilwell “ C o m e home,” Jesus said, “Come home.” So on Feb. 20, 2013, at 12:10 p.m. Kathleen Faye Waters Stilwell, after 73 years of life with her beloved family and friends, heeded God’s call and went to sleep, leaving her earthly family and friends and the sting of death behind. Her spirit immediately entered heaven and she opened her eyes to the new life that her personal Savior, Jesus Christ, had planned for her. She was born on Oct. 12, 1939, in a small coal mining town in Cucumber, West Virginia to Everett and Desda Oma (Young) Waters, now deceased. Her parents later moved and she grew up in Abbs Valley, Va. near Bluefield, Va. On November 24, 1956 she married Ervin Thomas “Tuck” Stilwell who survives along with grandson, Matthew Thomas Stilwell, and loving daughter-in-law, Karen Martin Smith Stilwell, both of Muskogee, Okla.; special Kerri grandchildren, Conners and her children, Caden and Averie, and Roger and Christie Smith and their children, Jace and Ketcher all of Muskogee, Okla.; special nephew, W. Darrin Waters and his children, Payton, Selene and Racin, of Fort Loramie; siblings, Everett Waters Jr. and wife Luerinda of The Villages, Fla., Joeann Waters Standley, of Galion, and Jerry Randle Waters and wife Sue, of Iberia; sisters-inlaw, Betty Stilwell and Charlotte Stilwell, of Kennett Squire, Pa. and Barbara Stilwell, of Hockessin, Del.; nieces and nephews, Deborah and Brek Wildermuth and Kirsten, of Dublin, Michael and Robin Standley, Brooke and Adison. of Wapakoneta, Gregory and Deb Standley, Morganna, Megan, and Logan, of Auburn Twp., Aaron and Jackie Waters, Emily and Sarah, of Cardington, Linda and Jeff Jacobs and their children, Sean, Joshua, Kyle, and Tyler Jacobs, of Bear, Del., Becky Stilwell of Hockessin, Del., Colin Courtney of Kennett Squire, Pa., Douglas and Cindi Stilwell, Bradley, Adam, and Lindsey, of Hockessin, Del., Keith and Melissa Stilwell and Amanda, of Smyrna, Del., Scott and Kathie Stilwell, Stephanie and Chris, of Middletown, Del., and Darrell Levi Stilwell of Bear, Del. She was preceded in death by two children, Thomas Alan Stilwell and Patricia Ann Stilwell, three brothers-inlaw, Simon Jerry

Standley, Raymond Lee Stilwell and Donald StilPrentice well, and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stilwell and Janet Louise Stilwell Waters. Kathleen’s parents (her father being a coal miner) were firm believers in God. They took their four children to the Abbs Valley Baptist Church, where they grew up, and she accepted Christ as her Savior. She sang in the choir and was active in that church until she graduated from Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas, Va., in 1957. Now a ghost coal mining town, the school closed its educational doors in 2008 for lack of students. She later attended Edison Community College in Piqua. When her husband finished his two year tour of duty with the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, Ga. they moved to Sidney in 1959 and he returned to his former job at the Copeland Corp. She worked at The Spot Restaurant, and later at the now demolished, Johnson Restaurant & Bowling Alley, while the bowling alley, attached to the restaurant, was under construction until the early ’60s. While the children were growing up, she also did reupholster work and sewing out of the family home. In August 1976 she was employed by the Hardin-Houston School Board as a school bus driver, working 30 years before retiring in 2006. In the early 1960’s she became an active member of Grace Baptist Church. With a strong love for children she helped in Bible School and later became a second/third grade teacher in Sunday school. She also hosted Bible studies in her home. Breast cancer struck her in August 1998. With that thornin-the-flesh she spent the rest of her life in and out of chemotherapy/radiation treatments, loving the Lord and trying to live a happy productive life. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with Pastor James Alter officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Stilwell family at the funeral home’s website:

Additional obituaries appear on Page 2 No final fire report yet Sidney Fire Department officials are still awaiting a report from the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office on the cause of a Jan. 25 explosion and fire at IVEX Protective Packaging Inc. on Stolle Avenue. The fire and explosion occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 25. The fire, which was brought under control within an hour, resulted in minor injuries to two workers. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was quickly called into assist with the investigation. IVEX officials reported they were able to continue production of its polyethylene foam sheet product line without interruption, despite the fire and explosion.


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JOE HINRICHS, Ford’s President of the Americas, announces plans to build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine at the Ford Cleveland Engine Plant Thursday in Brook Park, Ohio. Ford is moving production of a popular small engine from Spain to Cleveland as sales of four-cylinder motors continue to rise.

Ford boosts America’s small-engine production BROOK PARK (AP) — Ford is preparing for a day in the near future when a small four-cylinder engine will be the motor of choice in most of its vehicles, perhaps even in pickup trucks. Demand for the company’s 2-Liter turbocharged engine is growing so fast in North America that Ford announced plans Thursday to start building the engine late next year at a factory in Brook Park, Ohio, near Cleveland. Currently it’s importing the motors from a factory in Valencia, Spain. The Brook Park plant now employs about 1,300 people who make V-6 engines for the F-Series pickup truck, the most popular vehicle in America. Ford plans a $200 million investment in the plant and promises 450 more jobs, the halfway point in a Ford hiring

spurt that will total 12,000 U.S. hourly jobs by 2015. But few think that the hiring will stop at 450, as the company and its customers look to smaller “EcoBoost” turbocharged engines to fight high gas prices and comply with more stringent government fuel economy regulations. Demand for the 2Liter turbocharged motor has exceeded Ford’s expectations, Joe Hinrichs, the company’s new president for the Americas, said after making the announcement. “You never know when that’s going to go further, because the products it’s going to go into are some of our bestselling cars.” Plus, U.S. auto sales are growing. Industry analysts predict about 15.3 million cars and trucks will be sold this year, up 800,000 from last year. It’s far higher than in 2009, when frozen credit

and high unemployment cut sales to 10.4 million, a three-decade low. More customers are choosing turbocharged smaller engines as Ford and other manufacturers offer them in more models. The engines get better gas mileage than six-cylinder motors. And the turbochargers give them more power when needed. In the U.S., new vehicles will have to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, twice the roughly 27 mpg they get today. Ford offered the 2Liter EcoBoost engine in 2011 on its Edge and Explorer SUVs in the U.S. Last year it added the new Escape small SUV, the Taurus large sedan, the Fusion midsize sedan and a high-performance version of the Focus compact to the list. This year the Lincoln MKZ midsize luxury car also has it.

DAYTON (AP) — Up to 13,000 civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military installation could face furloughs if defense spending cuts kick in as scheduled March 1 and that has business owners and public officials in surrounding communities worried about their bottom lines. Scheduled cuts in defense spending — part of the so-called sequester that’s subject of a standoff between Democrats and Republicans in Washington — could have a significant effect on the communities around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress this week he may have to furlough civilian workers if the cuts aren’t averted. For Wright-Patterson, that could be as many as 13,000 civilian employees for 22 days beginning in April. Base officials said no determination has been made on whether the days would be consecutive or one day a week through the end of the fiscal year, but furloughs would amount

to about a 20 percent pay cut. And officials and business owners in the neighboring cities of Fairborn and Riverside are worried about what it means for them. “It makes me very nervous,” Tony Spaziani, owner of Giovanni’s Pizzeria e Ristorante Italiano in Fairborn, told the Dayton Daily News. “This is trickle-down disaster.” He said regular customers who work at the base have been telling him that they plan to bring their own meals rather than eat out if they are furloughed. John Zavakos, owner of Tickets Pub & Eatery in Fairborn, says WrightPatterson employees make up 75 percent of the lunch crowd at his business and “it’s very huge.” Fairborn’s economic director development said the impact will affect the whole region. “The thing with our military base, it’s a very large and well-integrated regional facility,” development director Chris Wimsatt said. “It doesn’t hurt one community. It hurts a lot of communities.”

The Pentagon agrees, having projected that the automatic spending cuts this year could have a negative impact of $165 million on Ohio’s economy. The city of Riverside expects it may lose $60,000 in income tax revenue this year if the furloughs happen, but that number could change depending on which employees are impacted, Riverside City Manager Bryan Chodkowski said. Retail businesses also are going to feel the effects of any furloughs, Chodkowski said. Vicki Fox, manager of a costume store in Fairborn, said there is no question that downtown businesses there will feel the effects of any cuts. “A lot of base employees and civilian contractors patronize the establishdowntown ments, whether its restaurants or stores like this one,” Fox said. “It will just depend on how many employees are affected.” Defense officials have said that civilian employees could be notified of any pending furloughs by mid-March.

Court rejects priest’s appeal TOLEDO (AP) — A court in Ohio has again upheld the conviction of a Roman Catholic priest sent to prison nearly seven years ago for killing a nun. The state appeals court in Toledo rejected Rev. Gerald Robinson’s request for a new trial. The priest’s attorney says police reports discovered after his trial could have changed the outcome of the case.

Robinson was convicted in 2006 of killing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl inside a hospital chapel back in 1980. The two worked together at the hospital and Robinson presided at the nun’s funeral. He wasn’t charged until 24 years later. Robinson is now serving a sentence of 15 years to life. Church historians say it’s the only documented case of a Catholic priest killing a nun.

Police: Landlord whipped tardy-paying tenant WAYNESVILLE (AP) — An Ohio landlord is accused of whipping a tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent. Ron Kronenberger, 53, was charged with assault for the Jan. 22 encounter in his office, police in the village of Waynesville said. He was due in court Thursday in Warren County. Police said the tenant, 29, was late with a

$2,800 rent payment. “If you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one,” Kronenberger was quoted in the police report as telling the tenant before striking him four times with a belt. The report said the belt left “little marks.” Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland talked to the accuser, who reportedly told him he submitted to the

whipping because “he was scared and just wanted to get it over with,” according to the police report. The Dayton Daily News ( ) reported that Kronenberger is a former chamber of commerce president who was Waynesville’s “Citizen of the Year” for 2006. His home phone wasn’t accepting messages Thursday.

Doctor pleads not guilty Salim, 44, of New Albany in central Ohio, is accused of killing Deanna Ballman, 23, and her unborn child last summer with a fatal dose of heroin after she responded to an ad for a housekeeper placed by Salim. Ballman was nine months pregnant when she was killed. Her family has said the ad was for housecleaning services, but Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien, without elaborating, said Thursday, “that’s not

quite what we’ve found.” Delaware County Judge Duncan Whitney rejected prosecutors’ arguments for bail of $5 million on the grounds that Salim, a Pakistan native, had reason to leave the country. Prosecutors and Salim’s attorney both said they expect Salim to make bail. Assistant county prosecutor Kyle Rohrer said Salim tried to tamper with evidence and would be a flight risk once he learns that investigators recovered it.

Gee recommends OSU tuition freeze COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University’s president wants to freeze tuition and fees for students this fall. E. Gordon Gee (gee) told state lawmakers Wednesday that he’ll recommend to the university’s board of trustees that tuition and fees remain stable to make OSU more affordable. The board will vote on it April 5. Board chairman Robert H. Schottenstein said in a written statement that the board “will seriously con-

sider this recommendation.” The Columbus Dispatch reports that undergraduate tuition for instate students at the Columbus campus is currently $10,037. Gee said he didn’t know if campus officials would recommend a room-and-board increase. Gee said Ohio State is able to freeze tuition at a time of diminished state funding and uncertain federal dollars because it has looked for other revenue.



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DELAWARE (AP) — An Ohio doctor charged with raping and killing a pregnant woman who responded to an online job ad pleaded not guilty Thursday and is expected to be released on $1 million bail. Dr. Ali Salim will be on house arrest once he’s released from Delaware County Jail as soon as Friday and must surrender his passport and wear a GPS monitoring device until his trial scheduled for early May.


Sidney Daily News, Friday, February 22, 2013

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TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2013. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: • In 1784, a U.S. merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China. • In 1862, Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in November 1861. • In 1865, Tennessee adopted a new constitution which included the abolition of slavery. • In 1909, the Great White Fleet, a naval task force sent on a round-theworld voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returned after more than a year at sea. • In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addressed the country over 42 stations. • In 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House. • In 1943, Pan Am Flight 9035, a Boeing 314 flying boat, crashed while attempting to land in Lisbon, Portugal. Twentyfive people were killed; 14 survived, including actress-singer Jane Froman. • In 1959, the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held; although Johnny Beauchamp was initially declared the winner, the victory was later awarded to Lee Petty. • In 1967, more than 25,000 U.S. and South troops Vietnamese launched Operation Junction City, aimed at smashing a Vietcong stronghold near the Cambodian border. (Although the communists were driven out, they later returned.) • In 1973, the United States and China agreed to establish liaison offices. • In 1980, the “Miracle on Ice” took place in Lake Placid, N.Y., as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 43. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

OUT OF THE BLUE 104-year-old lies to get on Facebook GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Facebook is apologizing for a problem that makes a 104-year-old Michigan woman lie about her age on the social media website. Marguerite Joseph’s granddaughter says Facebook won’t let Joseph list her real age. Gail Marlow says when she tries inputting her grandmother’s birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928. So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 — online, anyway. Joseph is legally blind and can’t hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all her Facebook messages. Marlow tells WDIV-TV she’d “love to see” Joseph’s real age posted and chalks it up to “a glitch in the system.” Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it’s working to fix a problem limiting used of pre-1910 birthdates.

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IN THIS Tuesday photo, Carlos Maisonet, 73, reacts as Dr. Eva Berrios-Colon, a professor at Touro College of Pharmacy, injects him with flu vaccine during a visit to the faculty practice center at Brooklyn Hospital in New York. Health officials said Thursday this season’s flu shot was only 9 percent effective in protecting seniors against the most common and dangerous flu bug. Flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than older ones and is never 100 percent effective. But experts say the preliminary results are disappointing and highlight the need for a better vaccine.

Flu shot not protecting seniors ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year. Despite the findings, the CDC stood by its recommen-

dation that everyone over 6 months get flu shots, the elderly included, because some protection is better than none, and because those who are vaccinated and still get sick may suffer less severe symptoms. “Year in and year out, the vaccine is the best protection we have,” said CDC flu expert Dr. Joseph Bresee. Overall, across the age groups studied, the vaccine’s effectiveness was found to be a moderate 56 percent, which means those who got a shot have a 56 percent lower chance of winding up at the doctor with the flu. That is somewhat worse than what

has been seen in other years. For those 65 and older, the vaccine was only 27 percent effective against the three strains it is designed to protect against, the worst level in about a decade. It did a particularly poor job against the tough strain that is causing more than three-quarters of the illnesses this year. It is well known that flu vaccine tends to protect younger people better than older ones. Elderly people have weaker immune systems that don’t respond as well to flu shots, and they are more vulnerable to the illness and its complications, including pneumonia.

Drew Peterson sentenced SNOW said the winter storm to 38 years for murder Okla., would be centered in the JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson — the swaggering Chicago-area police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger fourth wife vanished in 2007 — was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Thursday for murdering his third wife. The sentence came moments after Peterson shocked the courtroom with a rare public outburst of anger as he proclaimed his innocence in the death of Kathleen Savio. “I did not kill Kathleen!” he shouted at the top of his lungs, emphasizing every word. Peterson seemed to look across the courtroom at Savio’s family. Savio’s sister Susan Doman shot back “Yes, you did. You liar!” before the judge ordered sheriff ’s deputies to remove her from the courtroom. Illinois does not have the death penalty, and the 59-

year-old Peterson had faced a maximum 60-year prison term. The judge gave him four years’ credit for time he has served since his arrest. Jurors convicted Peterson in September in Savio’s 2004 death. Neighbors found the 40-year-old’s body in a dry bathtub at home with a gash on her head — her hair soaked in blood. Peterson is also a suspect in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson — who was 23years-old when she vanished — but he hasn’t been charged in her case. It was her disappearance that led authorities to take another look at Savio’s death and eventually reclassify it from an accident to a homicide. Fascination nationwide with Drew Peterson arose from speculation he sought to use his law enforcement expertise to get away with murder.

Police replace investigator PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African police appointed a new chief investigator Thursday in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, replacing a veteran detective after unsettling revelations that the officer was charged with seven counts of attempted murder. The sensational twist in the state’s troubled investigation fueled growing public fascination with the case against the double-amputee Olympian, who is charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, a sporting icon and source of inspiration to millions until the shooting last week, is backed by a high-powered team of lawyers and publicists. The abruptness of his fall, and its gruesome circumstances, have gripped a global audience and put South Africa’s police and judicial system under the spotlight. The man at the center of the storm sat in the dock during his bail hearing, mostly keeping his composure in contrast to slumped-over outbursts of weeping on previous days in court.

upper Midwest by Friday morning. “Even across Kansas, the snowfall rates should continue to taper off through the evening,” Mead said. The system left behind impressive snow accumulations, especially in western Kansas, where 17 inches fell in Hays. Several accidents and two deaths were blamed on icy and slushy roadways; two people died in crashes Wednesday. Most schools in Kansas and Missouri, and many in neighboring states, were closed Thursday and legislatures shut down in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Truett said it was “pouring snow” earlier Thursday, with it falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour or more in some spots. Topeka, Kan., got 3 inches of snow in a 30-minute period, leaving medical center worker Jennifer Carlock to dread the drive home. “It came on fast,” Carlock said as she shoveled around her car. “We’re going to test out traction control on the way home.” Snow totals passed the foot mark in many places: the Kansas cities of Hutchinson, Macksville and Hanston all saw 14 inches, and Wichita, Kan., had 13 inches. A few places in far northern Oklahoma saw between 10 to 13 inches of snow. Missouri’s biggest snow total was 10 inches, shared by the Kansas City metropolitan area, Rockport in the northwest corner and Moberly in the central part of the state. Transportation officials in affected states urged people to

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand. The al-Qaida extremists bypassed the brightly colored, high-end synthetic floor coverings and stopped their pickup truck in front of a man selling more modest mats woven from desert grass, priced at $1.40 apiece. There they bought two bales of 25 mats each, and asked him to bundle them on top of the car, along with a stack of sticks. “It’s the first time someone has bought such a large amount,” said the mat seller, Leitny Cisse al-Djoumat. “They didn’t explain why they wanted so many.” Military officials can tell why: The fighters are stretching the mats across the tops of their cars on poles to form natural carports, so that drones cannot detect them from the air. The instruction to camouflage cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they fled northern Mali from a French military intervention last month. A Xeroxed copy of the document, which was first published on a jihadist forum two years ago, was found by The Associated Press in a manila envelope on the floor of a building here occupied by alQaida of the Islamic Maghreb.

From Page 1 simply stay home. “If you don’t have to get out, just really, please, don’t do it,” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said. Interstate 70 through Kansas was snow-packed, and a 200-mile stretch between Salina and Colby was closed. In Iowa, visibility was down to a quarter- to a half-mile on some southern and central Iowa roads, the state Department of Transportation said early Thursday evening. Driving in the region’s cities wasn’t much better. Richard Monroe, 27, technology manager and marketing representative for the Missouri State University bookstore in Springfield, and eight of his colleagues arrived in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday for a conference. He said a shuttle bus that was taking participants from the Weston Crown Center hotel to Bartle Hall, about five minutes away, got stuck in the snow and then ran into a truck. The vehicle was incapacitated for nearly two hours. “We saw today that Kansas City is just shut down. I’ve never seen a big city like this where nothing is moving,” Monroe said. But some people came down with cabin fever, like Jennifer McCoy of Wichita, Kan. She loaded her nine children — ages 6 months to 16 years — in a van for lunch at Applebee’s. “I was going crazy, they were so whiny,” McCoy said. Cases of wine and beer — as well as bottles of scotch and whiskey — were flying off the shelves at Ingersoll Wine and Spirits ahead of the storm’s arrival in Des Moines, Iowa. “A lot of people have been buying liquor to curl up by the fire,” wine specialist Bjorn Carlson said.

Car bomb kills at least 53 in Syrian capital DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A car bomb exploded Thursday near Syria’s ruling party headquarters in Damascus, killing at least 53 people and scattering mangled bodies among the blazing wreckage in one of the bloodiest days in the capital since the uprising began almost two years ago. Elsewhere in the city, two other bombs struck intelligence offices, killing 22, and mortar rounds hit the army’s central command, activists said. Recent rebel advances in the Damascus suburbs, combined with the bombings and three straight days of mortar attacks,

mark the most sustained challenge of the civil war for control of the seat of President Bashar Assad’s power. Syrian state media said the car bombing near the Baath Party headquarters and the Russian Embassy was a suicide attack that killed 53 civilians and wounded more than 200, with children among the casualties. Anti-regime activists put the death toll at 61, which would make it the deadliest Damascus bombing of the revolt. The violence has shattered the sense of normalcy that the Syrian regime has des-

perately tried to maintain in Damascus, a city that has largely been insulated from the bloodshed and destruction that has left other urban centers in ruins. The rebels launched an offensive on Damascus in July following a stunning bombing on a high-level government crisis meeting that killed four top regime officials, including Assad’s brother-in-law and the defense minister. Following that attack, rebel groups that had established footholds in the suburbs pushed in, battling government forces for more than a week before being routed and swept out.


Friday, February 22, 2013


Today • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • The Jackson Center Library hosts preschool “Under the Sea” adventures for children 2-6 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

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 • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers its Legos at the Library program for families with children 4 through fifth grade from 2 to 3:30 p.m. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., hosts the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The 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. • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for a Right to Life dance in Fort Recovery at 9 p.m. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • The Shelby County Junior Leaders Club, for youth 13-18, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Fair Road. For information, call 295-2665.

Monday Morning The Sidney-Shelby County branch of American Association of University Women meets at 11:30 a.m. for lunch in the Oak Tree Dining Room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. The speaker will be Kathy Lindsey, of New Choices Inc. which provides a safe house for victims of domestic violence. Guests are welcome. For information, call 693-3766.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167.

Monday Evening • Versailles Health Care Center offers a free Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and rehab to people considering joint replacement. For information, call Shannon Condon at (937) 5260130. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • 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.

Freytag leads tour through Sidney historic architecture BY RACHEL LLOYD Sidney architect John Freytag shared some of the history and influence of downtown Sidney architecture during the first installment of Sidney Altrusa Club’s annual luncheon Enrichment Series Thursday. Sidney’s architectural development was influenced more than anything by transportation, according to Freytag, part-owner of Freytag & ArchiAssociates, tects/Engineers. The evolution of transportation was key to the development of the variety of architectural styles that still exist in downtown Sidney today. “Sidney is really unmatched in western Ohio (in architectural variety) because of the Courtsquare,” Freytag said, as he led the lunchtime gathering through a PowerPoint presentation of historic and modern photos, interspersed with architectural and historical facts. architectural The style in Sidney’s early days was influenced by the presence of the canal feeder flowing through town. Buildings of the Federal style, an offshoot of Colonial style, grew up in those days, Freytag said. The style was very rectangular and simple, and it dominated new construction in the area from about 1837 to 1850. In 1851 came the railroad boom in Sidney, and with it came the Greek Revival style to downtown, featuring pedigables and mented columns. The Italianate style, featuring lowpitched roofs with pro-

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SIDNEY ARCHITECT John Freytag shows a PowerPoint presentation of photos of historic and modern Sidney to showcase the variety and evolution of its architecture during the first installment of Sidney Altrusa Club’s annual luncheon Enrichment Series Thursday. jecting eaves and cupolas, became hugely popular around that time as well, as can be seen in the Burkhart Block and the old sheriff’s office/jail downtown. From 1873 to 1890 came a building boom in downtown Sidney, Freytag said, with 32 buildings being constructed at that time. More buildings of the French Second Empire appeared during this period. Downtown examples of the style include the Taylor Building, that had to be razed in 2011 because of severe structural deterioration, and the Courthouse itself. Freytag noted that Sidney’s downtown even features a prominent example of Spanish Mission style architecture, which is a far more common sight in areas such as California and the Southwest. He clarified, though, that Sidney First United Methodist Church was originally built in Gothic style.

A prominent example of Victorian Gothic style that remains downtown is the Monumental Building, which was recently restored. The style, while beautiful and ornate, was never as popular as Greek Revival or Italianate, Freytag said. The next architectural trend to touch downtown was Romanesque, in which the arch was a dominant feature. Freytag showed the style in a photo the old county steam building, which had stood behind the old sheriff ’s office downtown. Another building era came from 1910 to 1918, when 12 new buildings appeared downtown. It was a new and modern age, showcased by such design as Louis Sullivan’s distinctly ornate People’s Federal Savings and Loan Building and the Art Moderne style of The Spot. The Neo-Classical Revival style, reflecting

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Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. For more information, contact Michelle at (419) 394-8252. To view Community Calendar online, go to and choose “Calendars” under the “Living” tab on the homepage.

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back to Greek Revival, showed itself in the solid lines of the current Edward Jones building, while the Georgian Revival style can be seen in today’s ReMax One Realty offices. The Altrusa Enrichment Series will continue March 21 with speaker Sheriff John Lenhart and wraps up April 18 with local attorney and historian Rich Wallace. The luncheon seminars are catered by The Spot and held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 707 N. Ohio Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Sollmann Electric Co. and ReMax One Realty, tickets are $20 for each seminar and may be purchased from any Altrusa member or at CR Frame Gallery, 1406 N. Fourth Ave, and School’s Locker Stocker, 126 E. Poplar St. Altrusa International is a nonprofit service organization with special interest in literacy. The Sidney club engages in many philanthropic and service enterprises of local benefit with a special interest in scholarships for higher education for deserving local students.

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Eichers return to old homestead place where I The school lived until after will have Friday daughters Elizand Monday off abeth and for a mid-winter were Susan break. Today is born. The family Valentine’s Day, that lived there so the elemennow was kind tary classes are enough to offer having their Amish Last us to go inside party. the house. We night Joseph, Cook were running 10, Lovina, 8, Lovina Eicher short on time so and Kevin, 7, we decided not signed all their cards to their class- to. The three oldest mates. This is Joseph’s daughters seem to relast year in elementary member the most of the school, so this is last place. It brought back a lot of memories but the Valentine’s party. We headed out for saying proves true that the two-hour trip to “home is where the heart Berne, Ind., on Satur- is.” We stopped in for a day at around 7:15 a.m. short visit with sister We have set our hired Liz and Levi. From van driver to be here there, we headed to Amos and around 6:30 a.m. He got brother out of his van and some- Nancy’s house. Amos is how left his keys locked recovering from bronchiinside. His son brought tis. In the van accident a spare pair, and we on Jan. 9, he had badly were on our way 45 bruised lungs. That minutes later. Nine out seems to make it harder of the 12 siblings were to get rid of his cough. at Joe’s sister’s house He hasn’t been back to for the late family work since the accident Christmas gathering. but wants to go soon. It is difficult for Amos There was more than enough food for the not to be able to go to 10:30 a.m. carry-in work. The results for the brunch. Snacks were 23-year-old boy who was served later on in the in the accident are better day. After we left the than they first thought. gathering on Saturday, He does have some feelwe drove in to the place ing in his feet and one of we used to live before his thighs. He is doing we moved to Michigan better than the doctors almost nine years ago. thought he would. We From there we hope and pray he continstopped in at the home- ues to improve with

therapy. After we left Amos’s house, we stopped to see sister Leah and Paul. Paul had been scheduled to have hernia surgery last week. The doctor didn’t do the surgery due to Paul’s blood pressure’s being high and signs of weakness in his heart. He will need to have some tests done on his heart. Hopefully, everything will work out and good health will be restored. Last week, daughter Susan made monster cookies to take along to the family gathering. Seeing the bag of M&Ms brought back a lot of memories of my Grandpa Coblentz. When we were little children, every time he came to visit, he would bring us a bag of M&Ms to share. We would be so excited and evenly count them into piles. We tried to make our piles last as long as we could, savoring each morsel. Not once do I see or taste M&Ms without thinking of Grandpa Coblentz. We recently had Loretta to the children’s hospital where she had surgery on her feet last fall. The doctors were really pleased at how well she was doing. She can go six months without her braces to see how she does. Also, she is doing all of her therapy

here at home now. We pray her strength will keep getting stronger, but we need to accept whatever God’s will is. I want to thank everyone for prayers and encouragement. It helps to know others care. God’s blessings to all. Daughter Verena made this pudding last night as a treat for us all. Sister Emma always prepared this pudding a lot and our family always enjoys it. DIRT PUDDING 1 12-ounce package of Oreo cookies 2 3-ounce boxes of inPhoto provided stant vanilla pudding 1 16-ounce Cool Whip 1 8-ounce cream cheese Courtney Richmond, 4, holds 10 inches of her 1 stick margarine, hair, which was cut by Heather at the Styling Co. melted in Sidney recently. The daughter of James and 3 cups milk Tracey Richmond, of Sidney, has donated her Crush cookies with a hair to Locks of Love. rolling pin. Place all except 1 cup of crumbs in the bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Pour margarine over crumbs in the pan. Mix milk and cream cheese. Add pudding and mix well. Pour over crumbs and then Dear Readwrote: “I use a top with Cool Whip. carabiner to atSprinkle with leftover ers: After running a hint tach my locker crumbs and chill. about using a key to the strap of my bathing To learn more about carabiner and suit. Leave it on the Eicher family or then a followand never get about Amish culture, up on what one locked out.” v i s i t is, many of you wrote with faAll of these Hints vorite uses. are great hints! from Here are just a Keep them comfew hints you Heloise ing. — Heloise shared: PHOTOGRA• Sally, via Heloise Cruse PHY email, wrote, CHARGE “My husband and I each Dear Heloise: Do you and the BBC. have one attached to a know why photograThis performance is bottle, to clip onto water charge so much for phers sponsored in part by Emerson Climate Tech- belts or my purse when digital copies of images on CDs? — Heather, via nologies, the Monarch hiking or shopping.” • Sue in Arkansas email Legacy Fund of the Comwrote, “When traveling Heather, you aren’t munity Foundation of Shelby County, US Ban- overseas, or when walk- really paying for the CD corp, the Ohio Arts ing around anywhere in itself; you are paying for Council, Gibbs Farms, large crowds where pick- the right to use the phoMutual Federal Savings pockets might prowl, I tographer’s images that Bank, Ruese Insurance, attach a carabiner to one he or she took. It’s the Bill and Mary Lou Fran- of the metal rings on my photographer’s time and cis, Tom and Pauline purse and then also effort. He or she usually Francis, Ken and Mary through the hole in the “owns” the pictures taken, depending on the Beth Monnier and Tom zipper pull.” • Terry, via email, original agreement or and Judy Westerheide. “I use them for wrote: — Heloise contract. Tickets are $19 per key chains. They are SORT-N-SIFT person or $18 per person Dear Heloise: I am for AAA members and easy to get the keys on and off of, and can be very sentimental, and I can be purchased at Ron clipped to either a purse have a hard time getand Nita’s, at the Gatestrap or belt loop for ting rid of my toddler way Arts Council, 216 N. son’s clothes. I have deMiami, or by calling 498- easy access.” • Cindy in California veloped a system that 2787. Tickets are also wrote, “Attach a dog has helped me. I go available at the door the leash to an ‘eye hook’ through his clothes and day of the performance. provided outside at a cof- separate into two piles: fee shop, grocery store, stuff I want to get rid of, etc.” and stuff I want to keep. • Karen in Arkansas I box up the stuff I want wrote, “I use a carabiner to keep and donate the on my purse and attach rest. Three months it to the shopping cart so later, I bring the box out it cannot be grabbed out and go through it again. quickly.” (Heloise here: I have found that after This does work to secure some time has gone by, I BOTKINS — Botkins your purse, but please be am able to pass on more United Methodist aware that a thief could and only keep what is Church will host an all- reach inside and still really important to me. — Julia in Pennsylvayou-can-eat pancake grab your wallet!) • A Reader, via email, nia breakfast March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palazzo. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 10. Children under 5 eat for free. The menu comprises February 22nd-24th, 2013 pancakes, homemade cinnamon rolls and Miami Valley Centre Mall sausage. I-75 & Rt. 36, Piqua Proceeds will support • Heating & • Mortgage the purchase of an eleva• Home Cooling Lenders Improvement • Patio tor for the church. • Landscaping &

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preters of standards and traditional pop music in the nation. With a hot, driving band behind him, Lippia moves from crisp, popping swing tunes to lush, poignant ballads with grace. He possesses great stage presence, a charm and ease that immediately endears him to audiences. “Simply Sinatra” has been thrilling sold-out pops audiences across North America. Lippia has recently performed to sold-out audiences with major symphonies, among them, Boulder Philharmonic, and the Calgary, Cleveland, Colorado, Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Palm Beach Pops. His TV appearances include “Extra,” Fox’s “Good Day New York,” CNN’s “Showbiz Today,” ABC


Gateway Arts Council will present Steve Lippia in “Simply Sinatra” April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Sidney High School Auditorium. Before The Beatles, before Elvis, before rock ’n’ roll, there was Frank. Gateway Arts Council salutes “The Chairman of the Board” with a oneof-a-kind concert featuring Frank Sinatra’s modern interpreter, Lippia, and his band, who bring Sinatra’s essence back to the stage in a show that is as timeless as a cocktail, a tuxedo or a diamond ring. The performance includes favorites, “Lady is a Tramp”, “Summer Wind” and “I’ve Got the World on a String.” “Simply Sinatra” showcases a musical arrangement by Sinatra’s own arranger and Lippia croons like


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Black history: The truth about subtle segregation

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Christian Ethics at It’s Black History Methesco, a Methodist Month again. As an “old” Seminary, explained journalist, I’ve written what segregation in this story quite a few Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of times. I’d like to tell you Georgia looked like in his religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- that black history is an youth. He couldn’t go into ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the inspirational narrative the main library, restaupeople peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governrants, get the same medabout societal acceptment for a redress of grievances. treatment, or drink ance and positive The road ical out of the same drinking change, but often it’s less fountains as whites, not. Sadly, it’s more of a one step forward and traveled solely because of being black. Eventually, the two steps back kind of scholar authored his own progression. Although Christina Ryan books, including “The sometimes it’s been the Claypool Ethics of Martin Luther other way around. King Jr.” and “Black The“The ASALH (Associology: Toward an Inclusive ation for the Study of African American Life and History) has Church,” among others. Segregation affected Smith’s choice of a dedicated … the 2013 Annual college as well. “I couldn’t go to Black History Theme to celebratWhen Windy “February? the University of Georgia … ing the anniversary of two imwalked into the You mean like couldn’t go to Georgia Tech. portant African American Mule Barn durLeap Year Why? Because of the color of my turning points — the 1863 ing that cold kinda February skin,” he said. When the educaEmancipation Proclamation and snap last week, paraphernaltor who obtained his Ph.D. from the 1963 March on Washington,” we knew he ium where you according to the Davenport Uni- Northwestern University in IlliHome was getting only get olden nois moved to Delaware, Ohio, in versity Library Services. frantic for an Country on one day 1971, he thought he had escaped Famous speech audience. He every four Slim Randles segregation. Yet he met a differIn explanation, on Aug. 28, has a hard time years? That ent kind of segregation in the 1963, approximately a quarter of getting us to listen to kinda February?” North. a million people gathered in his version of history, Dud and Herb were Identify with story Washington, D.C. There are hishis notions of what was trying hard not to Bishop Ernest Wilson, pastor torical photos of Dr. Martin going on now, and his laugh. at Mount Zion, says that he Luther King Jr. waving to the prognostications of the “No, Alphonse,” Doc could identify with Dr. Smith’s huge crowd. That summer day, future of mankind. said. He sometimes got story. After all, he was “reared in But it was cold, and formal with our friend. the Lincoln Memorial audience Alabama.” He said, “I’ve been heard the civil rights leader sitting out on the bench “We were discussing here (in Sidney) 52 years, but I share his famous “I Have a and ambushing listenwhether or not to leave remember where I came from.” Dream” speech. Dr. King spoke ers didn’t work too well out the first r in FebruFor Bishop Wilson many of those passionately about his vision of right now for Windy ary. No one uses it …” are painful. While obAmerica where one day in the memories an Wilson, so here he came. “But just because serving MLK Jr. Day he shared future, his children would “… We gave each other the something isn’t used,” some accounts of his early years. not be judged by the color of wink and dragged out a Windy said, waving his “I would talk to my mom … I their skin but by the content of chair for him. empty coffee cup at can’t go around here saying, ‘Yes, their character.” “What d’you know, Mavis, “doesn’t mean I thought about the progression Sir’ and they calling me a boy,” Windy? Cold enough for we have to completely said the Rev. Wilson. The 72of racial equality, while celebratya?” immolify it, does it? If year-old minister told of serious ing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Cold? You think this we occasionally sloop Day last month at the Mount Zion injustices when he was teenager. is cold? Why, one time over the top of a letter, Holy Union Church of God in Sid- Like seeing a friend stabbed for up on the high line, I that doesn’t bragganno reason, who “walked to the ney. Sponsored by the Shelby was disappropriating dize it. That doesn’t cod- County Ministerial Association doctor’s offices with his intesfirewood for the crew on ify its lesserness, does tines in his hands, only because and organized by the Rev. Phil the railroad, and it it?” Chilcote, the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, he was black.” Bishop Wilson come over me, then and “So you’re saying we of Columbus, was the keynote shared a poignant message there …” should keep the first r about equality, offering the defispeaker. I listened as 73-year-old “We weren’t talking in February, is that it?” Smith, an emeritus professor of nition, “Equality, the state or about the cold this asked Steve. morning, Windy,” said “Absotively,” said Doc. “We were disWindy. cussing the future of “OK, now,” Doc said, microbes.” “who will stand up for “Microbes? Ain’t they the h in school?” like choir robes? Why, Some people think this one time I was we’re just having coffee singing barleytone in each morning there in the Presbytoolian the truck stop. church, and there was this guy named Mike all The writer is a vetright, and …” eran newspaperman “Now Doc,” said and outdoorsman who Steve, twitching his is a registered outfitter walrus mustache, “Don’t and guide. He has writyou remember? We’d ten novels and nonficfinished with the mition books based on crobes and went sailing rural living and he has on into February. Sorry, also been an awardWindy, Doc didn’t mean winning columnist for to disrupticate your dis- the largest daily newssemination of events, papers in Alaska and but he’d just forgot. It New Mexico. He lives in was February.” Albuquerque. Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher

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Shameful history I have written about this shameful history of the North before, because it did not happen only in Shelby County, but most everywhere. African-Americans fled the South seeking acceptance, and oftentimes they found a subtler, but still painful segregation. Maybe some folks would say, it’s over and we should just forget it. Yet to paraphrase the wise words of the late Holocaust survivor, Elisabeth Sondheimer, of Lima, “If we simply bury the past, we are likely to repeat it.” Instead, “We’ve got to do better,” urged Bishop Wilson. “Fifty years after Dr. King made the speech I’m finding out …We’ve got to do better.” But how can we? Dr. Ervin Smith believes there is a remedy to the racism that seeks to destroy communities. The retired educator said, (We have) “got to work with our children, work with each other … until we all see each other as children of God.” The writer is a freelance journalist and inspirational speaker. Contact her through her website at


Firearms ban bad idea

To the editor: Hopefully the knee-jerk reaction to the events in Connecticut have I wonder if this coupon knows subsided and we may view gun-conOr even understands, trol objectively. Again, our president The reason it has gone so many is lying when he says his objective is Times across the lands? not confiscation of firearms when he Coupon vacation in a jet? is conferring on a global gun ban. Or maybe on a train? How has banning firearms worked To view this land — America — in the past? Let’s review a few. “This If it has a brain. year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full The writer lives at 102 Back 40 Drive, Jackson gun registration! Our streets will be Center. safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future.” (Adolph Hitler, 1935). Worked real well for him when he took Czechoslovakia with hardly a shot being fired. BY FAE N. COTTERMAN Great Britain: I’m told that murders are down but other crimes have Why are you waiting? skyrocketed. Bobbies used to only God is calling today, carry nightsticks, now they have to There’s a marvelous gift, pack heat for their own protection. He is giving away. Shortly after that gun ban I read of a — I John 5:11,12 farmer who lost his 80-acre farm from violating the law; is this what The writer lives at 622 Fourth Ave. we want? BY MAURINE ZIMPHER

quality of being equal … we just wanted to be treated fairly,” he said. “One of the great deceptions I had 52 years ago when I came to Shelby County … (I) was really surprised some things going on here (concerning racism). Thought I was leaving those things behind,” said the local pastor. During the ’60s, he found out that blacks could only live in certain neighborhoods, and that there were still local businesses where he couldn’t get service. I listened as both older men portrayed growing up in the segregated south. Escaping to the Midwest, they believed they would be accepted for who they were. Although often they were met with a subtle segregation, that was a difficult enemy to combat.

I understand the perpetrators of the Columbine massacre violated 21 laws. Would a dozen more make it less repugnant? The administration’s proposals are asinine to say the least, especially since we can’t enforce the statutes already on the books. Let’s get real. We are living in a society that is sick; time-honored virtues and values are passe and anything goes. The overworked cliche, “Guns don’t kill, people kill,” is still valid. I, for one, am curious as to what mind-altering drugs may have been prescribed for these kids as they were growing up. And on the aforementioned global gun ban, the administration’s collaborating on, can you imagine any Muslim turning in their AK47? If you consider the above merely balderdash, ponder this: How secure will you feel when only the military, the constabulary and the criminals have firearms? Carl Zimmerman 12222 Sidney-Freyburg Road



Support troops Saturday To the editor: I was listening to a talk radio station a month ago and heard something that affected me deeply. Michael Meyer (documentarian) made statements suggesting Americans no longer care about the troops. This person should do the research, because there are several organizations and individual that support out troops. A few come to mind: American Legions, VFWs, DAVS and schools. I want to prove this person wrong. This is why I decided to create a donation day for the troops. I want to declare Feb. 23 as Help Our Troops (H.O.T.) and we are inviting Shelby County to stand up to the negativity and show everyone we still care, we still want to help, and we will always support our troops who are sacrificing their lives. One Saturday, Feb. 23, please donate items such as laundry soap, lotion, lip balm, food, candy, toiletry items and any day items we take for granted. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Location will be American Legion Post No. 217, 1265 Fourth Ave., Sidney, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Martha Zimmerman 11470 Schenk Road


Friday, February 22, 2013

Board learns about crisis intervention JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Board of Education members learned at their recent meeting about the development of a crisis intervention team at the school. During his monthly report, high school Principal Jeff Reese noted he recently attended active shooter training in Columbus to learn the newest developments to help keep students safe in the event of a crisis. School officials report the information was shared with staff. Reese also has initiated a crisis intervention team, which includes Jackson Center Police Chief Joseph Cotterman, guidance counselor Marilyn Kohler, and any teacher who wants to participate. The team meets periodically to discuss any issues that arise and develop interventions for dealing with them. In another issue dealing with security, Superintendent Bill Reichert advised the board of quotes he received for installing a buzzer system for the front entrance. Reichert said there are also

discussions of providing a satellite office for the Jackson Center Police Department where officers can spend time during the day to provide a presence at the school. Reichert also reported work continues on the Race to the Top program and completing the agenda for a teacher professional development day set for Monday. Reese advised board members that eighthgraders will be participating in the “Monitoring the Future” on March 14. The survey will be conducted by a representative of the University of Michigan. The survey asks students about their attitudes toward school and the use of alcohol and drugs, as well as their future plans, health and leisure activities, and school experiences. Elementary Principal Ginger Heuker reported teachers from Fairlawn and Akron elementary schools recently visited Jackson Center to gather information about departmentalization at the school. The board accepted

the resignation of teacher Cathy Tenney contingent upon attaining retire/rehire status for the 201314 school year. In other personnel action, the board approved the following supplemental contracts: Ron Perkey, assistant baseball coach; Jim Schwartz, assistant softball coach; Doug Meyer, assistant baseball coach; Kim Halberstadt, volunteer assistant softball coach; and Kylan Booser, assistant track coach. During the financial portion of the meeting, it was noted the passage earlier this month of the 0.5 percent earned income tax by voters will help the district’s financial position. The first revenues will be received in April 2014. The board also discussed the impact and lack of details on Gov. John Kasich’s education plan. Efforts to minimize energy costs and building maintenance were reviewed. The board approved the payment of $2,854 for dues in the Ohio School Boards Association.

Group prepares for contest JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been busy getting ready for regional competition on March 2 at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua. On Feb. 14, one of the teams, including Riley Morris, Kaneta Schaub and Jessica Hilyard, completed a project called “Kisses and Stitches” by delivering candy lip suckers and hosting the “Kiss the Pig” assembly. The lip suckers brought in

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$27.25. They were sold during the students’ lunches for the past two weeks and were distributed on Valentine’s Day. The “Kiss the Pig” is a competition to see which teacher the students wanted to see kiss a real pig. Students were able to donate loose change into voting boxes for two weeks. At the end of the day, on Feb. 14, an assembly was held for all students in grades 4-12. The female winner was Jan Davidson; she raised $21.10. There was a tie for first for the male teachers; the winners

were Isaac Klopfenstein and Travis Pulfer. They each earned $13.55 for a total of $27.10. The total earnings for all the teachers was $61.28. An additional donation was received at the close of the assembly to round the donation out to $100. All proceeds will be donated to the Dayton Ronald McDonald House and the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton. The donation will be made in Landon Reese’s name. FCCLA members also sewed pillowcases and blankets that will also be donated, too.

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JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Spoons N’ Spools 4-H Club held its first meeting of the new 4-H year Feb. 11. The first order of business was the reading of the 4-H Constitution, and all members signed. Next, members signed up to work shifts at the 4Scholarship H/FFA Breakfast on March 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jackson Center School and also volunteered to bring breakfast casseroles. Anyone interested in tickets for the breakfast should contact any member or adviser Kristi Bayhan at 6389577. Club members discussed fundraising ideas. the football team, and I The fundraising money went out for the basket- will help pay for educaball team this year. But tional trips and the endboth times, the coaches “cut” me from the squads because of a lack of talent. How am I ever going to get better if I can’t practice and improve my skills? Do you think should cut coaches (drop) players who lack advanced ability? — Jerry, Evansville, Ind. JERRY: Basketball teams must drop unskilled players mainly because of a limited practice area and the fact that only five players constitute a starting team. Not so for football. Teams start 11 players on offense and 11 more on defense and practice in the great outdoors large enough to grow wheat or corn. Football coaches should never cut any player unless for disciplinary reasons.

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of-the-year banquet. Fair booth ideas were discussed as well. This year’s 4-H camp is June 5-8. Club members ordered project books for the fair. A motion was moved by club members to move all monthly meetings to Tuesday nights due to some conflicts with members and the adviser. The club’s next meeting is March 5 at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Tiffany Bayhan, Riley Jackson and Kennedy Jackson will be giving demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided by Katrina McGowan and Kerstin and Courtney Gasson. The clubs 2013 handbooks will be distributed and reviewed as well.

applicants interviewed JACKSON CENTER — Interviews for a vacant officer’s position with the Jackson Center Police Department were scheduled to begin this week, according to Chief Joseph Cotterman. There are four candidates to fill the vacancy created when former officer Aaron Cotterman resigned late last summer for personal reasons. Interviews were to be conducted Thursday. Cotterman said the new officer will probably be hired by late March or early April. The salary for the full-time position is $35,000, Cotterman reported.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel you need to be yourself today — to be who you really are. Romantic relationships will be emotional. It’s a fun day. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might want to cocoon at home today. Youthful memories could be bubbling to the surface of your mind, and you need time to cogitate. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) When talking to others today, you want to speak at a “gut” level of communication. You don’t want superficial chitchat. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might identify with your possessions more than usual, which is why you might not want to lend something. It’s a good day to clean and maintain your stuff. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you feel more emotional than usual. But you’re also inclined to attract some good luck. Yay! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel like hiding or withdrawing a bit today. It’s not that you’re antisocial, you just want some privacy. (We all have days like this.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel more protective about your friends today. Naturally, you’ll be supportive, but you also might feel jealous if they pay more attention to someone else. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your reputation and your career are important to you today. You want to be noticed, and you want to get respect. It’s a good day for all kinds of public relations. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You have a strong urge today to break away from your daily routine. That’s because you want a little adventure, and you also want to learn something new. Don’t be afraid to shake it up a little. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a poor day to make important decisions about inheritances and shared property, because you feel rather possessive about things. You’re just not in the mood to share. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your focus today is on personal relationships and partnerships. Conflicts with others definitely will be more emotional. Guard against knee-jerk reactions to what others say. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You want to tidy up your life and even do something that will improve your health. It’s like a tiny impulse to turn over a new leaf, even if it lasts only a day. YOU BORN TODAY You are a downto-earth realist who has the respect of others. You do your homework before you speak. You often end up in a position of leadership even if you don’t seek it. You want a solid home, but you don’t indulge in extravagance. A major change might take place in the year ahead, perhaps something as significant as what occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: John Sandford (John Roswell Camp), novelist; Dakota Fanning, actress; Peter Fonda, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Treating non-cancer pain DR. DEAR my life before the ROACH: I was MS. The problem diagnosed with is my doctor remultiple sclerosis fuses to continue three years ago, to prescribe and I seem to painkillers, saying have the worst, she doesn’t want most aggressive to further complitype of the discate the constipaease. I receive IV To your tion most people steroid treatment with MS deal good and prednisone with. I am willing that relieves my health to take any medleg pain, but the ication necessary Dr. Keith relief lasts only a for constipation, Roach month. I have to but she won’t limit my activities, which budge. Should I deal with has significantly changed the pain, or change docmy mood and outlook to- tors? — J.D. ward life. My MS doctor ANSWER: Treatment has prescribed a myriad of non-cancer pain with of drugs for depression, powerful narcotics like inflammation and pain, morphine is a big issue most of which I refused right now in the medical because I do not want to community, with some live under the vice of a advocating never doing so hundred pills a day. The at all, under any circumone pain medication I stances. I understand agreed to try was mor- your doctor’s concern phine. This allowed me to about constipation, which go about my daily activi- indeed can be a difficult ties almost the way I lived problem for MS patients

even without narcotics. However, I see your point as well that constipation can be treated, and it sounds as though the morphine has done very well for you. This is the perfect situation for a consultation with a pain specialist. Pain specialists have expertise in managing different kinds of pain as well as complications of their side effects. That leaves your MS doctor to deal with your MS. I would recommend talking to your MS doctor about consultation with a pain-management specialist. DEAR DR. ROACH: In your opinion, which exercise is better — biking or walking? Specifically, which burns more calories? — W.B. ANSWER: Any kind of exercise is better than no exercise, and I recom-

Feb. 22, 1913 A.W. Conner and his corps of assistants will be in Sidney the week of March 3-9 under the auspices of the various churches. Mr. Conner conducts what is Movement. This is a united campaign of home, school, church, moral, business and fraternal forces in behalf of boys and their friends. It is designed for boys from 8 to 18. ——— Dr. W.D. Snyder spent today in Columbus on his way to Chillicothe where he is an invited guest at an annual midwinter meeting of the Rehwinkle Dental Society which will be held in that city tomorrow. ——— It is announced that contract have been signed for Luther McCarty to meet some good heavyweight boxer in Philadelphia early in April. Luther will be paid the largest sum ever given a fighter to box in the Quaker City.

mend people do whatever kind of exercise they like and that is comfortable for them. Walking is great because it takes no special equipment, can be done virtually anywhere and doesn’t put excess stress on the joints. Biking is great, too, because it puts even less stress on the joints, although it may not help the bones stay as strong as does walking or, better yet, jogging. However, biking can be done at any level of intensity, from a low-intensity pedal around the neighborhood, to maximum-intensity bike racing. Changing up your exercises is a great idea too. If you weigh 130 pounds, walking can burn off 120-350 calories an hour. A slow bike ride might burn 240 calories an hour, but a trained bike racer might burn off 1,000 calories per hour!

Feb. 22, 1938 Pleading not guilty to charges of petty larceny when arraigned before Mayor Sexauer this morning, the trio of Piqua men held in connection with the alleged theft of corn from the farm home of John W. Eisenhut, were returned to the county jail. The men were arrested by Piqua police after Esienhut allegedly caught them in his corn crib and they escaped from him, but not before he had obtained the license number of the car. ——— One Hundred men were added to the Works Progress Administration projects in Shelby county this morning to take care of the increased number of men certified as eligible for work, according to Rexford Price, project supervisor. These additional men were assigned to the work being done at the Children’s home ditch, to the project on the Millcreek road, and to the Lockington road. The addition of the 100 men brings the total WPA roll in Shelby County up to 279.

50 years Feb 22, 1963 Cletus Schnippel R.R. #1, Jackson Center, was runner-up in the trophy awards to outstanding dairy farmers presented Wednesday at the annual Miami Valley Milk Producers Association meeting at Wamplers Ball Arena near Dayton. Last year’s top winner was Stanley Platfoot, R.R. 1, Anna. ———

FORT LORAMIEThe Fort Loramie Future Farmers of America chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary here Wednesday night with the parent-son banquet which attracted about 130 boys, farmers, mothers, and a “queen.” Given a crown as FAA queen during the program was attractive Helen Siegel daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Siegel. It was organized under the school’s first vocational agriculture teacher, John H. Schaad. Now serving in that capacity is Jerry Tangeman.

25 years Feb. 22, 1988 Former City Councilman and Mayor James Humphrey has been honored by the Ohio House of Representatives. In action sponsored by Rep. James D. Davis, R-St, Marys, 81st district Humphrey was honored “ for twelve years of loyal and outstanding service to the City of Sidney.” The house of representatives described Humphrey as “a remarkable individual, combining civic concern and commitment with selfless initiative to become a dynamic member of the Sidney community.” It was noted that Humphrey served on council for 12 years, six of them as mayor, and “demonstrated unwavering dedication in performing his duties and fulfilling his responsibilities with upmost efficiency and competence. ——— Salm and McGill Funeral Home in Sidney has two new services and a new employee. The funeral home at 502 South Ohio Avenue is now offering limousine service and monument sales, said Douglas W. McGill who purchased the business this year from his grandfather, William Salm. The funeral service has a six-door limousine available to pick up the family the day of the funeral and provide transportation for all the services. Don Tangerman, 29, 502 South Ohio Avenue has been hired as an assistant manager of Salm and McGill. He is being added to the staff due to the retirement of William Salm.

Fraud investigator mortified by wife’s arrest for fraud DEAR ABBY: do I handle this My wife of six mess? — BEyears was reTRAYED IN cently arrested FLORIDA for wire fraud, DEAR BEinvolving the reTRAYED: The ceipt of unemfirst thing to do p l o y m e n t is realize that benefits. She was your wife’s indisreceiving money cretions are a reDear when she should flection only on Abby not have been. I her character, not Abigail knew she had apyours. plied for benefits Van Buren Then let the since she was laid off; law take its course, and however, I was not aware once you have cooled off, that she was falsifying decide rationally if you documents in order to want to continue a marreceive the benefits. riage that has been “on I feel hurt, betrayed the rocks for some time.” and offended. I am a retired law enforcement ofDEAR ABBY: Before ficer and currently an my daughter turned 18, independent fraud in- she followed the court’s vestigator. visitation specifics, as Our relationship had her brother does. Now been on the rocks for that she’s 18, she doesn’t some time prior to this call or come over at all. humiliating event. How She won’t answer phone

calls, so I text her. She’ll respond with one-word answers — “yes,” “no,” ”maybe.” It doesn’t bother me that she chooses to live this way. She’s an adult. I sent her money for her birthday. She didn’t acknowledge it. If I text invitations to her, I still don’t hear from her. She doesn’t go to college, doesn’t drive, doesn’t have a job and lives off her enabling mother. According to her brother, she plays video games all night and sleeps all day. After her birthday silence, should I continue sending her money for occasions? The lack of respect makes me think not, but my love for her says I should. Is there a lesson to be taught, or do

I continue dropping a check in the mail twice a year? The money is insignificant. Learning respect, I believe, is important. — DAD IN BATTLE CREEK, MICH. DEAR DAD: It doesn’t bother you that your daughter chooses to live this way? That she doesn’t work, doesn’t go to school, plays video games all night and sleeps all day? Is she on drugs? Suffering from severe depression? Your daughter’s behavior is not normal. You have described a young woman in serious need of counseling to bring her back to reality. If you love your daughter, forget the etiquette lesson and help her to get the psychological help she needs.

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Paul Sherry’s Big Knock Down Sale is Back for 1 DAY ONLY!! Area auto buyers will save thousands on Cars, trucks, SUVs, Vans and RVs. On Saturday, February 23rd, Paul Sherry Chrysler will knock down prices on every used vehicle. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the large vehicle sale going on at Paul Sherry Chrysler this weekend. Over three million dollars in inventory will be available. The dealership has set low prices* in an attempt to clear the lot. Over 150 new and used vehicles are on the lot, and Sherry Chrysler is attempting to sell them all.

There will be an enormous selection of vehicles on hand. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd, The Big Sale Begins! Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and during that time we will In order to accomplish their task, the dealership knock down prices on approximately 28 vehihas lined up extra staff to handle the anticipated cles then at 10:30 a.m., The Sale Continues! abundance of people. They have also arranged for We will then begin knocking down prices on more financing experts in order to get as many the remainder of Paul Sherry’s 3 million dollar people as possible approved and into one of their inventory. Whoever is sitting behind the wheel automobiles or RVs. The experts are also available of the vehicle when the price is knocked down to assist with financing, so people can get low rates will be given the first opportunity to purchase and lower payments. the vehicle at that price.

THIS WILL BE A 1 DAY EVENT! SATURDAY, FEB. 23RD ~ 8:00 A.M. *Vehicles example: ‘2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, Stock #26667B. Based on $0 down and $99 a month @ 7.99% for 66 months, plus tax, title and license fee. With approved credit.

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Contact Sports Editor Ken Barhorst with story ideas, sports scores and game stats by phone at (937) 498-5960; email,; or by fax, (937) 4985991.

Lady Jackets beat Troy in semifinals

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CINCINNATI REDS second baseman Brandon Phillips bunts during spring training baseball in Goodyear, Ariz., Monday.

Phillips likes chance to bat lower in lineup GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Second baseman Brandon Phillips is embracing the chance to bat lower in the Cincinnati Reds’ order. Phillips has been Cincinnati’s most versatile hitter, moving from spot to spot whenever there’s been an injury. He’s led off a lot because the Reds haven’t had a proven top-of-the-order hitter. He’s also hit in the second, third and cleanup spots. The Reds acquired ShinSoo Choo from Cleveland in an offseason trade, giving them someone to bat first. Now Phillips can move down a bit to a spot that fits him better. He says he likes batting third best of all, but is willing to move around if needed. “The player that will benefit the most with Choo here is Brandon Phillips,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. “He has been all over the lineup and has been great about it, but we think his best spot in the order is second.” Phillips has gotten used to moving around in the batting order and doesn’t mind where he hits. He prefers the No. 3 spot. “If I could hit anywhere, I would like to hit third like I did in ‘07,” Phillips said. “I feel like I can do everything that I want to do. I feel like a total ballplayer. Also, you feel like you’re the man when you hit third.” Phillips batted third just 17 times in 2007, hitting .239 in that slot. He batted fourth in 81 games and hit .306. He prefers that to batting second.

“When you bat second, you’ve got to get the guys over, there are a lot of hit-andruns,” Phillips said. “You don’t get to steal that often. You’re like the setup man in the lineup. “Whatever they want me to do to make the team better, I’ll do it. I just want to win.” Manager Dusty Baker and his teammates have praised Phillips for his willingness to move around in the batting order. Baker has referred to him as his most valuable player for his versatility in the batting order. Even though Phillips has moved around in the batting order, he has remained a productive hitter. “It’s good to see Dusty and my teammates really respect that,” Phillips said. “There are not too many guys who can do what I do.” Phillips finds it difficult to set individual goals, but he is quick to identify team goals. The Reds have won the NL Central in two of the last three seasons, but failed to make it past the first round of the playoffs. “I want to get to the next round of the playoffs,” he said. “I want to start there. Of course the goal every year is to win the ring, but I feel like you’ve got to take steps. “As for myself, it’s kind of hard because every time I set a goal, I have to change somewhere in the batting order. It’s kind of hard to reach those goals. Like one year I was trying to get 100 RBIs when I hit fourth, then I had to bat leadoff. Then I wanted to score 100 runs

UD women win 67-63

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OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — Andrea Hoover scored 13 points and Ally Malott had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 14 Dayton to a 67-63 victory over St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Thursday night. Leading 11-10 with 12:30 left in the first half, the Flyers (23-1, 11-0) scored 10 consecutive points over the next 3:32 to take a 21-10 advantage. The Flyers, who outrebounded the Bonnies 50-35, led 32-24 at halftime. Dayton's lead ranged from seven to 14 points until St. Bonaventure scored nine straight to close to 65-61 with 9 seconds remaining. Kelley Austria made two free throws for a 67-61 lead for Dayton, which has won 11 straight.

and they put me back to fourth. “There are so many things that it’s hard to set goals for myself.” Phillips is getting ready to represent the United States in the World Baseball Classic, something he’s called a dream come true.

Reds block Cueto from Classic The Reds have blocked ace Johnny Cueto from pitching for the Dominican Republic in next month’s World Baseball Classic. Cueto strained his right oblique eight pitches into last October's division series against San Francisco. Because he finished the year with an injury, the Reds had the right to block him from playing in the WBC. “I wanted to pitch for the Dominican but the team said no. It’s all right,” Cueto said Thursday. “I am going to work to get ready for the season. I was ready to pitch. I’m 100 percent.” Cueto was 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA in 33 starts during the regular season “I’m not sure happy is the right word. I’m more relieved,” manager Dusty Baker said. “I understand the pressure for the Latin player to pitch for their country. If he was a 10-game winner instead of a 19-game winner, there wouldn't be as much pressure.” The Dominican Republic is in Group C with Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela. “I will be watching the Classic and rooting for the Dominican,” Cueto said.

LEBANON — Troy took something earlier this season that the Sidney Lady Jackets had their hearts set on — a Greater Western Ohio Conference North basketball championship. Sidney could do nothing about that, but the Lady Jackets have certainly done the next best thing — two straight wins over the Lady Trojans, including one Thursday that knocked them out of Division I postseason play. Sidney rolled up 21 points in the opening quarter, then settled in and played outstanding defense to hold off the Lady Trojans 45-40 in the D-I Sectional semifinals at Lebanon High School. The win puts Sidney at 159 and into the sectional championship a week from Saturday at Lebanon against 21-1 Fairmont, which beat Vandalia by 50 in Thursday’s first game. “We got off to a great start again,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “They came out in a box-and-one on Konner (Harris) but Monique Hanayik stepped up and made them pay. She drained some big shots in the first half for us, and Konner still did a great job of distributing the ball and creating for herself.” The Lady Jackets sprinted to a 21-11 lead after one quarter, but Troy cut the lead down to three at the half at 31-28. The second half saw very little scoring, with Sidney outpointing the Lady Trojans 1412. “It was just a matter of neither team being able to hit shots in the second half,” said

Mummey. “Troy had four chances in the fourth quarter when we were only up three, but we played incredible defense and got rebounds.” The Lady Jackets finally put it away with :12 remaining when Lauren Elmore shook off a hard foul and calmly dropped in a pair of free throws to make it a fivepoint game. “The girls did a great job, especially since we didn’t practice against a zone all week,” said Mummey. “They ran man-to-man against us last time, and we were especially not prepared for a boxand-one. I was drawing up plays in the huddle and the girls did what they needed to do. “It was a fantastic win,” she added. “We split with them during the regular season, but they took the GWOC North and that was one of our goals. Our girls were intense the entire game, whether we were having trouble scoring or not.” Harris led the Lady Jackets with 16 and Hanayik added 11. Sylvia Hudson pulled down nine rebounds, and both Harris and Elmore had four assists apiece. Sidney (45) Harris 6-2-16; Hanayik 4-1-11; Elmore 2-2-6; Wise 2-0-4; Hudson 3-2-8. Totals: 17-7-45. Troy (40) Norris 5-3-13; N. Taylor 2-0-5; Mazzulla 2-0-6; T. Taylor 1-0-2; Wood 5-3-14. Totals: 15-6-40. Score by quarters: Sidney ...........................21 31 38 45 Troy ...............................11 28 35 40 Three-pointers: Sidney 6 (Harris 4, Hanayik 2); Troy 4 (Mazzulla 2, Wood, N. Taylor). Records: Sidney 15-9, Troy 12-11. Next game: Sectional finals March 2, 6 p.m. at Lebanon vs. Fairmont

The headline on the All-County Team box said “All-County Girls” in Thursday’s paper. Below is the corrected version for for the sake of scrapbooks.

All-County Boys Basketball FIRST TEAM Ht. Yr. PPG Alex Meyer, Jackson Center . . . . . . 6-2 Senior 16.8 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Senior 14.9 Trey Everett, Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Senior 15.2 Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn . . . . . . . 5-10 Senior 18.2 Trey Elchert, Jackson Center. . . . . 5-9 Senior 8.0 SECOND TEAM Jesse Phlipot, Houston . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 Junior 14.2 Seth Guillozet, Loramie . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Senior 13.2 Chandon Williams, Anna . . . . . . . . 6-0 Senior 15.2 Heath Geyer, Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Senior 11.8 Joel Albers, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Junior 12.8 Player of the Year — Alex Meyer, Jackson Center Honorable Mention — Craig Fullenkamp, junior, Fort Loramie; Grant Olberding, sophomore, Fort Loramie; Gavin Wildermuth, sophomore, Jackson Center; Treg Francis, senior, Russia; Nolan Francis, sophomore, Russia.

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SIDNEY’S KONNER Harris pulls up for a jumper in sectional semifinal action against Troy Thursday in Lebanon.

Anna selling boys and girls basketball tickets ANNA — Anna High School basketball fans will be busy Saturday, with both the boys and girls in tournament play. Anna’s girls will play in the sectional finals at 12:30 at Tipp City and the Anna boys in first-round sectional play at Tecumseh at 5 p.m.

Tickets for both games will be sold from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the high school, and also on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fans planning to attend the games should buy their tickets in advance because the school keeps a large percentage of the pre-sale.


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DENNY HAMLIN (11) spins out along the back stretch as Tony Stewart (14), Carl Edwards (99), Trevor Bayne (21) and Regan Smith (51) are involved in a wreck behind him during the Budweiser

Duel 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday.

Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona Sprint Cup duels DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Perfect so far at Speedweeks, Kevin Harvick has positioned himself as the favorite to win the Daytona 500. It’s the last label he wanted. “We like to be the underdog. lame-duck That’s what we’re shooting for,” Harvick said. Harvick won the first Daytona 500 qualifying race on Thursday to make it 2 for 2 at Daytona International Speedway, where he also won an exhibition race last weekend. It positions Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 winner, as a top contender in Sunday’s season-opening “Great American Race.” It comes at a time when Harvick has found a balance in his life with the addition of son, Keelan, who was born last July, and as he heads into his final season with Richard Childress Racing. Harvick has already decided to move to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. “We’ve been fortunate to win the first two races of Speedweeks. We’ve just got to keep a level head on our shoulders, not get too high over what we’ve done, just do the same things that

we’ve done,” he said. “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I think we definitely have the car and team to be in contention to do that.”

Second duel Kyle Busch won the second duel to give Toyota its first victory of Speedweeks and snap Chevrolet’s dominance. Harvick took the new Chevrolet SS to Victory Lane twice, and Danica Patrick put it on the Daytona 500 pole in time trials. Busch held off Kasey Kahne, in a Chevrolet, and learned the driver out front is in the strongest position. “It’s hard to pass the leader,” said Busch. “Stay out front. When you get out front, you can hold everyone off.” Kahne, who settled for second, said timing will be critical. “I don’t think waiting ‘til the last lap is the ticket anymore,” Kahne said. Although he’s seen Harvick dominate for two races now, Kahne believes drivers are still figuring out NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car, the right strategy for Sunday — and watching Harvick. “I think Kevin looks really good. I always

think Kevin is one of the guys to beat when we come to Daytona,” Kahne said. “He’s got this place figured out. I think he can be beat, yeah. There’s a few of us in the second race who had really good cars, and I could move around really well, similar to what Harvick did in the first race.”

Held off Biffle In the first race, Harvick held off Greg Biffle over a four-lap sprint to win his 150-mile duel, with the second race held later Thursday afternoon. Harvick and Biffle also went 1-2 in last Saturday night’s exhibition race. The starting field for the Daytona 500 is set by the results from the pair of 60-lap qualifiers, but Patrick held onto the pole by running a safe race in the first qualifier. The first woman to win a pole at NASCAR’s top level, Patrick earned the top starting spot in time trials last weekend. She started first in the first qualifier, raced a bit early, then faded back to run a conservative race and ensure she’ll start first in the 500. “I hate coming to the end like that and just

lagging back,” she said. “That’s not fun. But it’s also really ignorant to go drive up into the pack and be part of an accident for absolutely no reason. You’re really not going to learn much there.”

Patrick 17th Patrick wound up 17th out of 23 cars. “What I really feel like I need to do is go down to the Harvick bus and see what he’s doing,” she said. “He’s got it going on down here.” The first race was dull until Denny Hamlin brought out the only caution with seven laps remaining. Hamlin lost control of his car, spun into Carl Edwards and triggered a four-car accident that also collected Regan Smith and Trevor Bayne, who had a dominant car early in the qualifier. “I know what the wrecks look like now, I am really familiar with them,” said Edwards, who was wrecked at testing in January and in practice for the exhibition race last week. He was also black-flagged in the exhibition race when his window net fell off.

McIlroy, Tiger lose in Match Play MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — The snow is gone from the Match Play Championship, and so are Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. In a stunning conclusion to what already is a bizarre week on Dove Mountain, Shane Lowry of Ireland made a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole to eliminate Rory McIlroy in the opening round Thursday of golf ’s most unpredictable tournament. “It’s definitely a day I’m going to remember,” said Lowry, the third player in the last four years to beat the No. 1 seed in the opening round. Moments later, Charles Howell III finished off a fabulous round in cold conditions by defeating Woods on the 17th hole. Howell, who had not faced Woods in match play since losing to him in the third round of the 1996 U.S. Amateur, played bogey-free on a course that still had patches of snow and ice after being cleared Thursday morning. The match was all square when Howell hit a wedge that stopped inches from the cup on the 15th hole for a conceded birdie. Then, he holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th and

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TIGER WOODS looks down from the 12th tee box at his lie on the fairway in the first round against Charles Howell III during the Match Play Championship golf tournament Thursday in Marana, Ariz. went 2 up when Woods badly missed a 12-foot birdie putt. “I had nothing to lose,” said Howell, who started the year outside the top 100 in the world and hasn’t qualified for this World Golf Championship in five years. “In this format, match play is crazy. He’s Tiger Woods. I was lucky to hang in there.” The final matches were played in near darkness, and they could have stopped after 15 holes. Woods wanted to play on, even though

Howell had the momentum. Woods was 2 under for the day, and neither of them made a bogey. “We both played well,” Woods said. “He made a couple of more birdies than I did. He played well, and he’s advancing.” McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world, built a 2-up lead early in the match until Lowry rallied and grabbed the moment by chipping in for birdie on the par-3 12th and then ripping a fairway metal to within a few feet for a conceded

eagle on the 13th. Lowry missed a short par putt on the 14th, only for McIlroy to give away the next hole with a tee shot into the desert and a bunker shot that flew over the 15th green and into a cactus. But the two-time major champion hung tough, coming up with a clutch birdie on the 16th to stay in the game. McIlroy nearly holed his bunker on the 18th, and Lowry followed with a steady shot out to 4 feet and calmly sank the putt.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Budweiser Duel 1 Results The Associated Press Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 60 laps, 116 rating, 0 points, $57,792. 2. (14) Greg Biffle, Ford, 60, 95.9, 0, $42,789. 3. (7) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 60, 65.7, 0, $37,789. 4. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 60, 82.2, 0, $32,789. 5. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 60, 80.4, 0, $30,789. 6. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 60, 75.3, 0, $28,389. 7. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 60, 79, 0, $27,289. 8. (8) Casey Mears, Ford, 60, 91.2, 0, $26,289. 9. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 60, 72.9, 0, $26,264. 10. (5) Joey Logano, Ford, 60, 87.2, 0, $26,239. 11. (20) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 60, 62.6, 0, $26,214. 12. (15) David Gilliland, Ford, 60, 38.1, 0, $26,189. 13. (22) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 60, 46, 0, $26,164. 14. (16) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 60, 69, 0, $26,139. 15. (18) Scott Speed, Ford, 60, 52.3, 0, $26,114. 16. (21) David Reutimann, Toyota, 60, 39.2, 0, $26,089. 17. (1) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 60, 50.4, 0, $26,064. 18. (19) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 60, 48.7, 0, $26,014. 19. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 60, 80, 0, $25,989. 20. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 59, 72.7, 0, $25,964. 21. (23) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, 58, 25, 0, $25,914. 22. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, accident, 52, 62.4, 0, $25,889. 23. (2) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 52, 106.2, 0, $25,839. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 177.282 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 50 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.165 seconds. Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 2 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Bayne 1-36; K.Harvick 37-40; T.Bayne 41; K.Harvick 42-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Bayne, 2 times for 37 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 23 laps. —— NASCAR Sprint Cup Budweiser Duel 2 Results Thursday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 60 laps, 121.1 rating, 0 points, $58,977. 2. (3) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 60, 120.4, 0, $43,963. 3. (8) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 60, 111.3, 0, $38,963. 4. (9) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 60, 92, 0, $33,963. 5. (5) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 60, 96.3, 0, $31,963. 6. (14) Mark Martin, Toyota, 60, 88.7, 0, $29,563. 7. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 60, 98.2, 0, $28,463. 8. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 60, 85.7, 0, $27,463. 9. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 60, 68.5, 0, $27,438. 10. (15) David Ragan, Ford, 60, 68.8, 0, $27,413. 11. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 60, 69.1, 0, $27,388. 12. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 60, 102.2, 0, $27,363. 13. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 60, 49.4, 0, $27,338. 14. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 59, 60.3, 0, $27,313. 15. (19) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 59, 41.7, 0, $27,288. 16. (16) Josh Wise, Ford, 59, 39.6, 0, $27,263. 17. (21) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 59, 45.3, 0, $27,238. 18. (18) Terry Labonte, Ford, 59, 50.9, 0, $27,188. 19. (17) Michael McDowell, Ford, 59, 32.5, 0, $27,163. 20. (20) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 59, 27.4, 0, $27,138. 21. (2) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 58, 38.8, 0, $27,088. 22. (22) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 55, 26.9, 0, $27,063. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 193.966 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 46 minutes, 24 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.093 seconds. Caution Flags: 0 for 0 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Newman 1; J.Gordon 2-39; M.Ambrose 40; K.Busch 41-51; C.Bowyer 52; K.Busch 53-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon,

1 time for 38 laps; K.Busch, 2 times for 19 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Newman, 1 time for 1 lap. —— NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 Lineup The Associated Press After Thursday's Duel races; race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 196.434 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 196.292. 3. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.742. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.767. 5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.729. 6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 195.852. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 195.508. 8. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 195.385. 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.084. 10. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 195.228. 11. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.657. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.725. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 195.925. 14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.683. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.961. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 195.503. 17. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 195.495. 18. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 195.156. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.584. 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 195.042. 21. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.767. 22. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 194.616. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.563. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.793. 25. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 194.654. 26. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.742. 27. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.046. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.537. 29. (26) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 194.313. 30. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 192.996. 31. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 193.54. 32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 194.254. 33. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 195.976. 34. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.946. 35. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.771. 36. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.24. 37. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.207. 38. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.544. 39. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 193.515. 40. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 193.096. 41. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 192.094. 42. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.339. 43. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.142. Failed to Qualify 44. (52) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, 183.876. 45. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 189.438.

BASKETBALL High school Thursday's Scores The Associated Press Girls Basketball Division I Cin. Princeton 51, Hamilton 44 Kettering Fairmont 83, Vandalia Butler 33 Kings 50, Middletown 42 Division II Geneva 62, Chardon NDCL 28 Navarre Fairless 52, Akr. Hoban 43 Oxford Talawanda 55, Cin. Aiken 20 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 49, Marietta 43 Division III Baltimore Liberty Union 45, Milford Center Fairbanks 32 Beverly Ft. Frye 70, Martins Ferry 23 Cin. Madeira 53, Cin. Mariemont 48 Frankfort Adena 45, Crooksville 25 Division IV Fairport Harbor Harding 52, Thompson Ledgemont 36 Gahanna Christian 47, Sugar Grove Berne Union 34 Morral Ridgedale 37, Worthington Christian 36 New Madison Tri-Village 107, Spring. Emmanuel Christian 13 Newton Local 48, Spring. Cath. Cent. 38

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Board deals with hiring, suspension HOUSTON — A bus driver was replaced and a staff member was disciplined during the regular meeting of the Hardin-Houston Local School Board of Education Monday. The board accepted the resignation of bus driver John Raterman and hired Scott Branscum in the position, at a rate of $20.09 per hour. The board also approved a three-day unpaid suspension for high school secretary Bertha Swob for insubordination, as a result of 2 1/2days-without pay unauthorized leave of absence. Three weeks of leave was approved for teacher Jill Burks under the Family Medical Leave Act. The 2013-14 school calendar was accepted. Superintendent Larry Claypool handed out binders to committee chairmen in preparation for the Thursday’s 7 p.m. kick-off meeting on the Five-Year Strategic Plan. Anyone interested should contact Claypool at 295-3010, ext. 3001. The board entered into executive session to consider the purchase or sale of property. The next regular board meeting will be March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Hardin-Houston School Media Center.

Board OKs permit for building Members of the Sidney Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a conditional-use permit to NKTelco for a utility building on Hoewisher Road at Broadway Avenue. During the meeting, ZBA members also determined that a limousine service terminal would be a permitted use in an I-1, light industrial district. Dave Temple requested the interpretation to see if it would appropriate to have the terminal at 139 Fourth Ave.

Executive Committee to meet Shelby County Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee will meet at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at 129 E. Court St. in the second-floor meeting rooms. Approved surveys and the director’s report are on the agenda.

School board to consider calendar NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education will consider adoption of the 2013-14 school calendar, personnel issues, and approval of the senior class trip to Chicago when it meets Monday at 7 p.m. the school media center.

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‘New’ sheriff takes training BY KATHY LEESE

iff’s Office audits of equipment, furnishings, and other Shelby County Sheriff John topics. Lenhart is learning how to be Those teaching the courses a “new” include experts in a variety of sheriff in fields from the Buckeye State spite of havSheriff's Association (BSSA), ing served Ohio Attorney General’s Offive terms fice, Ohio Ethics Commission, in the past, Ohio Auditor’s Office and othdue to a ers. Lenhart said that four state reyears ago, “part of that inquirement structional block, I helped that all teach.” newly As a student, Lenhart said, Lenhart elected he is learning new informasheriff’s take training. tion. “It’s obviously changed since I’ve been there before.” ‘Good experience’ Lenhart is one of many Kept up newly elected Ohio sheriffs Although he said he has who has had to attend train- kept up with things since he ing in preparation for their worked for the Ohio Attorney term in office. While he calls General’s Office as the assishimself an “exception to the tant attorney general for law rule,” Lenhart said it has enforcement and was the been a “good experience.” Ohio Bureau of Criminal InThe training focuses on vestigation superintendent. “all the things pertaining to Lenhart said he has enoperations” of the Sheriff’s joyed the interaction with Office. Among the topics cov- other new sheriffs from ered are personnel issues, op- across the state and said they erational needs, dispatch, represent large and small investigations, civil issues, counties. He said it provided concealed carry, sexual preda- them an opportunity to extors, jail operations, road pa- change ideas. trol, organizational During the first part of the structures, the Ohio Revised training, Lenhart said, the Code, generating required re- Geauga County sheriff disports such as end-of-the-year cussed the Chardon school reports to the Shelby County shootings and the MuskCommissioners, tracking the ingum County sheriff spoke number of drugs seized, Sher- about having lions and tigers

and other wild animals on the run in his county and how he dealt with the problem. Ironically, Lenhart said, “The next morning (after the Geauga County talk) was Sandy Hook (school shooting).” Lenhart said “there was at least 600 years of (law enforcement) experience in that room. I only had 100 of it,” he joked. Lenhart said that during the training, he realized how things have changed.

department,” they had to drop 25 cents in the jar as a reminder that sheriff's offices are not departments. “It is not a department. It’s an office,” said Lenhart, who noted that unlike police departments, “if I'm not doing my job, you have recourse every four years. ... I have 50,000 bosses.” Lenhart said it is “an honor to serve in the position of elected sheriff. ... The first mission of a sheriff is to protect and to serve.”


‘Unique opportunity’

“The difference in the workload has changed for a number of reasons,” he said. He noted that when he first became sheriff originally, he had 38 employees. Today, there are 100, and he said there was no union then. 911 did not exist at that time. There was no concealed carry and no animal shelter under the Sheriff’s Office care. The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association pays for the training through the AG’s office. “It’s mandatory, you have no choice,” Lenhart said regarding the training. In a lighthearted part of the training, the new sheriffs “had a jar set up” and every time a new sheriff called a “sheriff’s office” a “sheriff’s

“Sheriffs have a unique opportunity that we can set policy and ... procedure,” he said. Lenhart noted that when there was a question in the class about “how it used to be” in sheriffs offices, he was the one providing the information during the training. “It was a good experience. Even if I wouldn’t have had to, I probably would have volunteered for it,” Lenhart said. Lenhart was required to complete training two weeks before he took office and is required to complete one more week this year. Lenhart said he has benefitted from getting to know the other new sheriffs. “It is truly a professional brotherhood,” he said.

Lehman inducts NHS members The Lehman Catholic High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held induction ceremonies for new members. The ceremony for the new inductees and their guests was held in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel at Lehman Catholic. A reception followed. Seniors inducted were Mitchell Bosse, son of Mike and Myra Bosse, of Piqua; John Copella, son of Kevin and Kathy Copella, of Sidney; Nick Cummons, son of Jeff and Ann Cummons, of Jackson Center; Bradley Kaeck, son of John Kaeck, of Piqua, and Terri Burkholder, of Piqua; and, Zachary Taylor, son of Steve and Tammy Taylor, of Sidney. Juniors selected for membership and inducted were Karly Baird, daughter of Don and Peggy Baird, of Sidney; Patrick Blenman, son of Frank and Melissa Blenman, of Sidney; Madilyn Brown, daughter of John and Lisa Brown, of Sidney; Lindsay Bundy, daughter of Joe and Cathy Bundy, of Piqua; Meghan Burner, daughter of Andy and Dianna Burner, of Piqua; Ellie Cain, daughter of Lonnie and Marti Cain, of Covington; Rob Heckman, son of Bob and Jennifer Heckman, of Piqua; Allison Larger, daughter of Mark and Maria Larger, of Sidney; Brad Montgomery, son of Brent and Marcia Montgomery, of Sidney; Morgan Neal, daughter of Tamila Neal, of Troy; and, Josh Smith, son of Doug and Juli Smith, of Piqua.

Sophomores Sophomores inducted were Elizabeth Edwards, daughter of John and Heather Edwards, of Sidney; Kaitlin Gillman, daughter of Kevin and Kathy Gillman, of Sidney; Alec Greve, son of Scott and Jill Greve, of Sidney; Erik and Teddy Jackson, sons of Douglas Jackson, of Sidney; Brooke Jones, daughter of Howard and Kathy Jones, of Piqua; Maria Pannapara, daughter of John and Teny Pannapara, of Troy; Rachel Remencus, daughter of Dawna Remencus, of New Madison; John Schmiesing, son of Kevin and Anne Schmiesing, of Sidney;

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LEHMAN SENIOR and National Honor Society Treasurer Julia Harrelson, of Troy, congratulates Alec Greve, of Sidney, upon his induction to the Lehman Chapter of the National Honor Society. and, Jake Watkins, son of Rich and Julie Watkins, of Sidney. Students were selected as candidates for membership based on their scholarship (grade average) and service (activity points). Students who met these criteria were then evaluated by the faculty in the areas of leadership and character. This procedure is followed at schools across the country.

and NHS member, spoke on service. Ellie Waldsmith, NHS vice president, spoke on leadership, and Julia Harrelson, NHS treasurer, spoke on character. Lehman Catholic Principal Denise Stauffer, the afternoon’s principal speaker, opened her remarks by challenging the new members about being held to a higher standard as they become role models for others. After congratulating the new members and their parents, Stauffer focused on the membership component of service.

examples of service,” Stauffer said. Stauffer reminded the students that a commitment to service can begin with just one small step. Stauffer urged the new members to follow the words of Mother Teresa who said, “If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

‘Truly serve’

“To truly serve, as we are called by God to do, we must Planned be willing to be selfless and The induction ceremony to sacrifice our own wants, was planned jointly by the needs and feelings,” said chapter’s officers and Pam Stauffer. “We all have people Wendel, faculty adviser of ‘Love and serve’ in our lives that care for and the Lehman Chapter of the “Our success in life should serve us, and we are all NHS. Senior Louis Gaier, not be measured by money called to do the same for othcurrent president of the or possessions but instead by ers. Remember that your chapter, welcomed the stuour ability to love and serve abilities and your decisions dents and their parents. He others,” she said. “True serv- can have a positive impact also introduced each speaker, ice is a way to show that on many lives. Use your talread the names of the candi- Jesus Christ lives in us. We ents, time and treasures to dates, and administered the can show his love by being serve God and those around National Honor Society Christ-like to others.” us to the best of your abilipledge. The invocation was Stauffer gave examples of ties.” Stauffer concluded offered by the Rev. Dan Hess, how service can be done at with the words of St. Augusthe school’s chaplain. home, at school, and within tine: “God provides the wind, Other current NHS mem- the community. but man must raise the bers spoke on the four quali“Helping around the sails.” ties expected of members. house with a smile, reaching The induction of new Olivia Sehlhorst, NHS secre- out to lonely or struggling members into the NHS was tary, spoke on scholarship. classmates, and offering tal- the inaugural event of the Michael Jacob, president of ent and treasure to help celebration of Catholic the Lehman Student Council those less fortunate are all Schools Week.

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