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Spreading the blame All parties condemn pending budget cuts BY PHILIP ELLIOTT The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who’s to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, with

the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state and governors worrying about the mess. But as leaders rushed past each other to decry the potentially devastating and seemingly inevitable cuts, they also criticized their counterparts for their roles in introducing,

implementing and obstructing the $85 billion budget mechanism that could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections. The GOP’s leading line of criticism hinged on blaming Obama’s aides for introducing the budget trigger in the first place, while the administra-

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Buzard • Leonard E. Hauser • Antoinette A. “Toni” Baugher • Dillard Young Jr. • Elaine V. Stewart • Robin Marie Arnett


TODAY’S THOUGHT “If people behaved in the way nations do they would all be put in straitjackets.” — Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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tion’s allies were determined to illustrate the consequences of the cuts as the product of Republican stubbornness. Former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour, aware the political outcome may be predicated on who is to blame, See BLAME/Page 5

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No monkeying around Hannah Sherman, 16, of Russia, cheers for the Russia High School girls basketball team during a tournament game against Mechanicsburg held at Sidney High School Saturday. The Lady Raiders lost in the hard fought game. Sherman is the daughter of Doug and Beth Sherman.

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday announced the appointment of Rob Joslin of Sidney to the Edison Community College Board of Trustees. Joslin, a Sidney-area grain farmer, Joslin is a graduate of Sidney High School and The Ohio State University. His term began Friday and will run through Jan. 17, 2019. He is past president of the American Soybean Association and is currently a member of the ASA Board of Directors. He is a past Clinton Township trustee. He and his wife, Ellen, have a grown daughter, Gail. Kasich also appointed Mavella K. Fletcher of Greenville to the Edison College Board of Trustees.

20 school employees to attend training In what is believed to be the first such program in the state, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week will begin offering concealed carry/firearms training for school administrators and select teachers. The first class in the 16-hour training program will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. There are 30 people in the class, which will be taught in four sections, with the last being training on the firing range. Sidney City Schools Superintendent John Scheu said Friday 20 district em-

ployees will participate in the first class. Enrollment also is full for a second class to be taught at a later date. Deputy Chris Brown, one of the instructors, said he was surprised by the interest in the program. “It’s kind of exploded on us,” Brown said. In addition to concealed carry training, the program will include weapons safety and storage, tactics for handling weapons, how to deal with suspects and basic gun-

shot first aid. Sheriff John Lenhart and his staff developed the program response to school security concerns following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on Dec. 14, in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members. The program was one of the initiatives come out of a January school security meeting organized by Sidney City Schools.

Cemetery tells stories of African-Americans BY VANESSA MCCRAY The Associated Press WILBERFORCE (AP) — Each tombstone in Massies Creek Cemetery bears witness to a life, some cry out for equality while others whisper of education, faith, and family. About five feet tall and covered in a mossy brown fuzz, one stone remained difficult to decipher until a local historian retrieved a toothbrush from her car

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and gently rubbed the marker. The strokes revealed a simple inscription: Name, birth date, death date. But the years between those dates, from 1851 to 1901, tell the story of the man laid to rest, and a winding walk from this marker to the cemetery edge and back to the front gates takes a visitor past the graves of more than a century’s worth of key African-American figures. The gray monument marks the grave of the Rev. Samuel Mitchell, a Toledo-

born president of Wilberforce University. He is among numerous nationally and regionally notable African-Americans buried alongside white community members in the Greene County cemetery located between Wilberforce and Cedarville in southwest Ohio. Roderick Blount, who wrote his 2011 master’s thesis about this and another area cemetery, can’t walk but a few steps without stopping to marvel at a marker. See CEMETERY/Page 3

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Fire, rescue SUNDAY -1:54 a.m.: injury. Medics responded to the 500 block of North Vandemark Road on a report of an injury. -12:38 a.m. mutual aid. Firefighters provided mutual aid to Lockington Fire Department on a car fire at 1969 Comanche Drive. Sidney firefighters were not needed on arrival. SATURDAY -1:05 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 600 block of Main Avenue on a medical call. -9:13 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Stewart Drive on a medical run. -8:34 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of Kossuth Street on a medial call. -5:55 a.m.: medical.

Medics were called to the 3000 block of Cisco Road on a medical call. FRIDAY -10:26 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Stratford Drive on a medical run. -10:06 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 600 block of Walnut Avenue on a medical run. - 9:43 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 900 block of Buckeye Avenue on a medical call. -8:27 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 100 block of Ruth Street on a medical run. -7:48 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 1900 block of Shawnee Trail on a medical run. -6:11 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of East North Street on a medical run.

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Sheriff’s log SUNDAY -1:24 a.m.: trees damaged. Deputies responded to the Charles Foreman residence, 4991 Ta w a w a - M a p l e w o o d Road, on a report of a truck striking trees in his yard. No one was around the truck. SATURDAY -11:35 a.m.: vandalism. Deputies were called to the 20000 block of Meranda Road on a report of vandals breaking all the windows out of a camper.

Village log SATURDAY -3:20 a.m.: attempted rape. Fort Loramie Police responded to a Main Street business on a report of someone attempting to rape a person. FRIDAY -9:17 p.m.: theft. Police reBotkins sponded to 318 S. Mill St., Apt. 302, to investigate a theft incident.

Fire, rescue SUNDAY - 8:07 a.m.: medical.

The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to St. Michael Catholic Church, 33 Elm St., on a medical call. SATURDAY -7:07 p.m. medical. An unspecified rescue squad responded to the 200 block of West Main Street on a medical call. - 11:59 a.m.: fire alarm. The Jackson Center Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Airstream, 419 W. Pike St. FRIDAY -9 p.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to the 300 block of South Mill Street, Botkins, on a medical call. -8:15 p.m.: medical call. The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to the 8400 block of Patterson-Halpin Road on a medical call. -5:01 p.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to the 10000 block of Botkins Road on a medical call. -3:25 p.m. crash. The Anna Rescue Squad and Botkins Fire Department responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Interstate 75 north of Anna. No other information was available.

Newly enlisted Army recruits (l-r) Anthony Rader, of Covington, Ryan McMillin, of Bellefontaine, and Thomas Rozsnaki, of Troy, listen as army staff sergeants Tyler Means, of Piqua, and Matthew Thompson, of Bellefontaine, teach them how to dismantle a gun during a training exercise held at the Sidney American Legion Saturday.


Edison Community College PIQUA — The Edison Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Midmark Corp. Riverwatch Lodge, 9365 Barnes Road, Versailles. College officials report at least three board meetings per year are held offcampus “in an effort to better connect with the needs of our workforce community.� The agenda for the meeting will include amendments to the lab fees schedule and various reports. Trustees also will meet at noon to tour Midmark facilities and they also will conduct a work session at 2 p.m.

Woolley elected president JACKSON CENTER — Tom Woolley was elected president of the Jackson Center Improvement Corporation during the group’s recent meeting. Bruce Metz was elected vice president, and Todd Lotz rounded out the slate of officers as secretary-treasurer.

Members decided to retain the McCrate DeLaet & Co. as the organization’s accounting firm, Lotz said. CIC members expressed hope that the campaign to raise money for a new digital projector for the Elder Theatre is successful in order to keep theater open.

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Quick action by a member of the Lockington Fire Department prevented a car fire from turning into a house fire. Lockington Fire Chief Jon Adams said a car fire was reported at 10969 Comanche Drive shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. He said Lockington firefighter Tom Black heard the call and responded to the fire, finding the car ablaze. Adams said Black then attached a chain to the car and pulled it away from the house with his truck. Adams praised Black’s actions, saying otherwise the fire might have spread to the house. Adams also expressed appreciation for the mutual aid provided the by Houston and Sidney fire departments. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately an hour. No injuries were reported. Adams said the car was a total loss. The cause of the was not determined. Adams said he was told the car was being started when the driver heard a pop and the car burst into flames.

Jackson Center Village Council JACKSON CENTER — A revised pay ordinance setting the starting pay for police officer and updating the medical insurance and consideration of whether to request a hearing for a new liquor license will be on the agenda when Jackson Center Village Council meets at 7 p.m. today. a finance committee meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


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Leonard E. Hauser WAPAKONETA — Leonard E. Hauser. 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.

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Elaine V. Stewart Elaine V. Stewart, 65, of 882 Countryside Lane Apt. E, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 6:53 p.m. at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. Arrangements are pending at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave.

Robin Marie Arnett PIQUA — Robin Marie Arnett, 32, of Piqua, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her residence. A celebration of Robin’s life will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.


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Toni was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, a homemaker and retired from Enpo Cornell in Piqua. Toni enjoyed playing cards, reading, sewing and spending time with her family. She was a devout Catholic and had a strong devotion to Our Lord and the Blessed Mother. She had an unwavering faith in God that inspired others. She lovingly gave of herself to many. She took care of her parents, her husband and her sister Gertrude when they were unable to care for themselves. Her sense of humor and an everready hug will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial in her honor will be held Thursday Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Remy Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Amberger as Presider. Burial will follow at St. Remy Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Russia. Condolences may be left at the funeral home’s website,

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Russia, died at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. She was born July 8, 1921, in Russia, to August and Anna (DeBrosse) Peltier and they preceded her in death. She was married on Sept. 14, 1940, in Piqua, to Dillon Baugher. He died in May of 1993. She is survived by three daughters, Ann and Verl Monnin, of McCartyville, Jean and Robert Meier, of Lakeview and Teresa and John Freisthler, of Sidney; a daughter-in-law, Chris Baugher, of Russia 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. A son, Joseph, died in 1999. Also deceased are two sons-in-law, John Berning and Gary Watercutter and a greatGavin grandchild, Quinter. Also surviving are siblings, Leonard and Alvina Peltier, of Russia and Rose and LeRoy Schwieterman, of Burkettsville. Deceased siblings include Martha Luthman, Baugher, Ursula Gertrude Creager, Bernice Monnin, Florence Bothast, Esther Zircher, Hubert Peltier and

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GETTYSBURG — Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Buzard, 77 of Gettysburg, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville. Private services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are handled by being Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford.



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D i l l a r d Young Jr., 72, of 842 Countryside Lane, died peacefully at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua. He was born in Banner Springs, Tenn., on Dec. 15, 1940, to Dillard Lee and Stella Lee (Hall) Young, Banner Springs, Tenn. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Virginia Hufford. She survives. Dillard is also survived by four children and their spouses, Barbara Searcy, of Sidney, Karen and Brian Gates, of Sidney, Dennis and Lorie Searcy, of Anna, and John and Donna Searcy, of Maplewood; 12 grandchildren, Kelli, Kristen and Jacob Gates, Justin, Cory and Kyle Searcy, Leah (John) Fullenkamp, Amber (Nick) Broerman and David, Adam and Logan Searcy; four greatgrandchildren: Eliza and Henry Fullenkamp and Rhylan and Frankie and Britton Broerman; and three siblings and their spouses, Joyce and Paul Norman, of Glendale, Ariz., Thurman

and Reilly of Young, Cookeville, Tenn., and Patrick and James Clark, of Catersville, Ga. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Hardle Young and Tilda Jane Young. Dillard was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Copeland Corp., Sidney. Dillard also worked at Orr Felt, Piqua, and was manager of Goodwill Industries, Piqua. He loved old-time music and collect as much of it as he could. Dillard also repair TV sets and repaired more than half of the TV sets in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, with Dr. David Chivington officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Senior Supper Hour planned for Thursday ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital has teamed up with Otterbein St. Marys to offer its Senior Supper Hour program. The program will be held in the Meyer Room on the grounds of Otterbein St. Marys, 11230 State Route 364, St. Marys, and will be held on Thursday. Parking is on the west side of the facility. Dinner will begin at 5

p.m. and the program will follow at 5:45 p.m. The program for this month is titled “Donate Life Ohio” with Tony Schmehl, organ donation advocate. A nominal fee of $7 will be charged for dinner. A free blood pressure clinic from 4 to 5 p.m. will precede dinner. For more information about the Senior Supper Hour program, contact Anne Larger at (419) 3943335, ext.

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RODERICK BLOUNT stops by the tombstone of Martin Delany, who rests at the center of the cemetery outside Wilberforce. Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford was among those who helped raise money for the marker.

CEMETERY Here, on a grassy slope, a pink-streaked monument designates the grave of Reverdy Ransom, an African Methodist Episcopal Church bishop. Near the back stands the elegant stone of William Scarborough, a Greek and Latin scholar, author, and another Wilberforce University president. Hallie Q. Brown’s marker lists her achievements as teacher, elocutionist, writer, and humanitarian. The large, brick library at nearby Central State University bears her name and a historical marker outside the building chronicles her life, including her 1873 graduation from Wilberforce, and describes her “powerful, scathing speech against discrimination.” And in the cemetery’s center towers a glossy monument to Martin Delany, son of a free black mother and enslaved father and described as the “Father of Black Nationalism.” “Delany is definitely the most prominent person buried in that cemetery, white or black,” Blount said. Until recent years, Delany’s grave was modestly marked with a standard Civil War-era tombstone that designated his status as a major in the Union Army — he was the top-ranking black field officer — but spelled his last name wrong. His admirers rallied to erect a larger monument in Massies Creek Cemetery near the original marker. Former Toledo mayor Jack Ford was among those who raised money for the proj-

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ect honoring Delany, who died in 1885. “He was kind of a hero of mine,” Ford said. “(He) doesn’t really get his fair share in American history, but he was a player.” The recognition of Delany’s contributions is one way history remains alive at Massies Creek. The cemetery, established in 1814 by Presbyterians, is sometimes known as Tarbox Cemetery after an area family of that name. It is operated by Cedarville Township and is still in use. Sexton Ron Ankeney estimates 15 or so people, black and white, are buried there each year. Ankeney helps dig the graves, maintain the grounds, and transcribes to computer the old burial permits and handwritten records. The area attracted African-Americans because of the region’s abolitionist sentiments, the success of other black people who had moved there, its Underground Railroad connections, and the educational chances created by the 1856 opening of Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest historically black, private university. “This was Mecca,” said Blount, who wrote his thesis while enrolled in the African American and African Studies program at Ohio State University. He recently began work as a Wilberforce admissions counselor. Other factors drew African-Americans to Greene County, including the availability of work, he said, and it’s significant that many key figures chose to be interred at Massies Creek.

Waltz wins second Oscar LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christoph Waltz really owes Quentin Tarantino. Waltz won his second supporting-actor Academy Award on Sunday for a Tarantino film, this time as a genteel bounty hunter in the slave-revenge saga “Django Unchained.” In a choked voice, Waltz offered thanks to his character and “to his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino.” Waltz also offered gracious thanks to his supporting-actor competitors, who included two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and Oscar recipient Tommy Lee Jones, who had been considered a slim favorite over Waltz for the prize. A veteran performer in Germany and his native Austria, Waltz had been a virtual unknown in Hollywood when Tarantino cast him as a gleefully evil Nazi in 2009’s “Inglourious Basterds,” which won him his first Oscar. Waltz has since done a handful of other Hollywood movies, but it’s Tarantino who has given him his two choicest roles. The Scottish adventure “Brave,” from Disney’s Pixar Animation unit, was named best animated feature. Pixar films have won seven of the 12 Oscars since the category was added. The story of an dauntless princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) who balks at her parents’ attempts to marry her off, “Brave” won out over a strong field that included Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frankenweenie.”

Council interviews candidates JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Village Council members met in special session Thursday to conduct interviews with prospective candidates for police officer position with the village. The new officer is expected to be hired by late March or early April, according to Chief Joseph Cotterman.

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Newspaper Knowledge Look through your newspaper for different kinds of transportation and discuss how transportation has been changing throughout history. What kinds of transportation have you used and where did you go? Discuss with your class.

Did You Know? • Before the Pony Express, mail traveled by ship from New York to Panama. Then over land to the other shore of Panama. Then by ship again north to San Francisco, Calif. It took three or four weeks. • Mail also could go west by stagecoach. That took about 21 days to go from New York to San Francisco. • The Pony Express trip took 10 days in the summer, but a few more days in the winter. • Riders had to weigh less than 125 pounds, but most riders weighed about 120 pounds. • Riders had to be tough, loyal, honest and brave. • Riders were supposed to be at least 16 years old, but some riders lied. • The Pony Express preferred orphans because their parents would not worry about them. • Bronco Charlie is said to have been 11 years old when he rode for the Pony Express. • Buffalo Bill Cody was only 15 when he started riding for the Pony Express. • Riders were paid $25 a week. • Riders had to promise not to fight, curse or drink. • Each rider rode about 75 miles per day. • Riders changed horses at a relay station every 10 to 15 miles. • There were about 153 relay stations. • Horses usually traveled about 10 miles an hour. • Sometimes riders had to ride through the day into the night.

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The Pony Express was a mail delivery service that ran between Missouri and California. Using the Pony Express, mail could arrive in California in as few as nine days rather than the weeks it took to arrive when sent by horse carriage. HOW DID IT WORK? The Pony Express used a planned out route with a number of stations along the way. Riders would carry the mail from station to station, switching to fresh horses at each station. Every hundred or so miles the rider would be replaced. This allowed the mail to be constantly moving at a good speed. THE ROUTE The route used by the Pony Express went from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif. There were 184 stations along the 1,900 mile route. It followed the Oregon Trail for a ways, and then used the Mormon Trail to Salt Lake City. The trail traveled over the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and finally to California. THE RIDERS The riders of the Pony Express made $100 a month, which was pretty good money for the time.

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The Route of the Pony Express A Young Pony Express it had more than 400 horses Buffalo Bill, who earned fame putting on Wild West and around 180 riders. Rider They worked hard, riding in bad weather, rough terrain and in dangerous situations. In order to keep the weight down that the horses had to carry, the riders had to weigh less than 125 pounds. A lot of the riders were young, tough, skinny, teenagers who were willing to face the dangers of the ride for the excitement of the job and the money they could earn. WHEN DID THE PONY EXPRESS RUN? The Pony Express was a business. Despite its place in American history, it didn't stay open very long. It opened on April 3, 1860, and closed on Oct. 24, 1861. At the height of its business

WHY DID IT END? The Pony Express was forced to close after the opening of the transcontinental telegraph. Telegraphs could be sent much faster and with less expense. In the end, the business venture that was the Pony Express lost a lot of money and became outdated fairly quickly. INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE PONY EXPRESS • The first riders left from Sacramento and St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. They each arrived around 10 days later. • In the winter, the trip generally took around two days longer than in the summer. • The most famous of the Pony Express riders was

shows. • The initial cost to send a ½ ounce letter was $5. That was a lot of money back in 1860. Prices were lowered to $1 for a ½ ounce letter by the end of the Pony Express. • Only one rider and one shipment of mail were lost during the running of the Pony Express. • Riders would travel 75 to 100 miles a day, switching horses every 10 to 12 miles. • The fastest delivery in the history of the Pony Express was seven days and 17 hours. It was to deliver President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address. • The Pony Express was started by William H. Russell, William B. Waddell and Alexander Majors.

Pony Express Vocabulary Words orphan: a child who has no parents rider: a person who rides a horse for the Pony Express west: an area of the United States west of the Mississippi River route: a path that takes you from one place to another gallop: the fast running of a horse trail: a path through the wilderness saddle: a leather seat strapped to a horse for a rider to sit on

relay: passing something on from one person to another station: a location for getting fresh horses mochila: Spanish word for backpack, leather saddle bag used by the riders to carry the mail. It had four pockets, one in each corner, for carrying mail and fit right on top of the saddle. prairie: a large area of open land without trees mountains: a large area of land that is higher than the area around it

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox. On this date: • In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver. • In 1862, Nashville, Tenn., became the first Confederate state capital to be occupied by the North during the Civil War. • In 1901, United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan. • In 1913, character actor Jim Backus, who played Thurston Howell III on “Gilligan’s Island” and voiced the cartoon character Mr. Magoo, was born in Cleveland. • In 1922, French serial killer Henri Landru, convicted of murdering 10 women and the son of one of them, was executed in Versailles (vehr-SY’). • In 1943, Allied troops reoccupied the Kasserine Pass after clashing with German troops during World War II. • In 1950, “Your Show of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris, debuted on NBC-TV. • In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. South Carolina, upheld 81 the right of civil rights demonstrators to peacefully protest outside the South Carolina State House. • In 1973, the Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” opened at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. • In 1983, playwright Tennessee Williams was found dead in his New York hotel suite; he was 71. • In 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency. • In 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans were killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


Adolph Hilter runs for office GAUHATI, India (AP) Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein. The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names, and the ballot for state elections Saturday is proof. Among the 345 contestants running for the state assembly are Frankenstein Momin, Billykid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and Romeo Rani. Some, like Kenedy Marak, Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem and Jhim Carter Sangma, are clearly hoping for the electoral success of their namesake American presidents. Then there is Hitler. This 54-year-old father of three has won three elections to the state assembly with little controversy over being named after the Nazi dictator. His father had worked with the British army, but apparently developed enough of a fascination with Great Britain’s archenemy to name his son Adolf Hitler — though he also gave him the middle name Lu, Hitler said.

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IN THIS photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during his last Angelus noon prayer, from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday. Benedict XVI gave his pontificate's final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people packing St. Peter's Square, but sought to reassure the faithful that he wasn't abandoning the church by retiring to spend his final years in prayer. The 85-year-old Benedict is stepping down on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years, after saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to vigorously lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning BY FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter’s Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery than as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. On Thursday evening, the 85-year-old German-born theologian will become the first pope to have resigned from the papacy in 600 years. Sunday’s noon appearance from his studio window overlooking the vast square was his next-to-last appointment with the public of his nearly eight-year papacy. Tens of thousands of faithful and other admirers have already asked the Vatican for a seat in the square for his last general audience Wednesday. Perhaps emotionally buoyed by the warm welcome, thunderous applause and the many banners reading “Grazie” (Thanks) held up in the crowd estimated by police to number 100,000, Benedict looked relaxed and sounded energized, in sharp contrast to his apparent frailty and weariness of recent months.

In a strong and clear voice, Benedict told the pilgrims, tourists and Romans in the square that God had called him to dedicate himself “even more to prayer and meditation,” which he will do in a monastery being renovated for him on the grounds behind Vatican City’s ancient walls. “But this doesn’t mean abandoning the church,” he said, as many in the crowd looked sad at his approaching departure. “On the contrary, if God asks me, this is because I can continue to serve it (the church) with the same dedication and the same love which I have tried to do so until now, but in a way more suitable to my age and to my strength.” The phrase “tried to” was the pope’s adlibbed addition to his prepared text. Benedict smiled in pleasure at the crowd after an aide parted the white curtain at his window and he gazed at the people packing the square, craning their head for a look at him. Giving greetings in several languages, he gratefully acknowledged what he said was an outpouring of “gratitude, affection and closeness in prayer” since he stunned the church and its 1.2 billion members on Feb. 11 with his decision to renounce his papacy and retreat into a world of con-

templation. “Prayer is not isolating oneself from the world and its contradictions,” Benedict told the crowd. He said he had heard God’s call to prayer, “which gives breath to our spiritual life” in a special way “at this moment of my life.” Heavy rain had been forecast for Rome, and some drizzle dampened the square earlier in the morning. But when Benedict appeared, to the peal of church bells as the clock struck noon, blue sky crept through the clouds. “We thank God for the sun he has given us,” the pope said. Even as the cheering continued and shouts of “Long live the pope” went up in Italian and Spanish, the pontiff simply turned away from his window and stepped back down into the apartment, which he will leave Thursday, taking a helicopter to the Vatican summer residence in the hills outside Rome while he waits for the monastery to be ready. A child in the crowd held up a sign on a yellow placard, written in Italian, “You are not alone, I’m with you.” No date has yet been set for the start of the conclave of cardinals, who will vote in secret to elect Benedict’s successor.

U.S. moves to salvage talks LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is frantically trying to salvage a Syrian opposition conference that John Kerry plans to attend this week during his first official overseas trip as U.S. secretary of state. A senior Obama administration official said Sunday that Kerry has sent his top Syrian envoy to Cairo in hopes of convincing opposition leaders that their participation in the conference in Rome is critical to addressing questions from potential donors and securing additional aid from the United States and Europe.

Some members of the sharply divided Syrian Opposition Council are threatening to boycott Wednesday’s meeting, which is the centerpiece of Kerry’s nine-nation tour of Europe and the Middle East. According to the official, U.S. envoy Robert Ford will say that the conference is a chance for foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad to make their case for new and enhanced aid — and get to know America’s new chief diplomat, who has said he wants to propose new ideas to pressure Assad into leave power.

BLAME half-jokingly said Sunday: “Well, if it was a bad idea, it was the president’s idea.” Sen. Claire McCaskill, DMo., said there was little hope to dodge the cuts “unless the Republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach.” No so fast, Republicans interjected. “I think the American people are tired of the blame game,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Yet just a moment before, she was blaming Obama for putting the country on the brink of massive spending cuts that were initially designed to be so unacceptable that Congress would strike a grand bargain to avoid them. Obama nodded to the

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some letters come from church groups, others from parents who’ve lost children of their own. One came from a police officer who responded to the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. They’re some of the estimated 175,000 cards and letters of support and condolences that have poured into Newtown from around the world since December’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and volunteers are working to preserve them and say thank you to as many senders as they can, one handwritten note at a time. The archiving project is the brainchild of resident Yolie Moreno, who said she was floored to see the trays and trays of letters lining the walls of the town’s municipal building after the mass shooting, many containing artwork or the thoughts of schoolchildren. One that touched her was a child’s watercolor painting, with “You don’t know how strong you are until being STRONG is the only option you have,” written over it in marker. “It’s incredible, incredible stuff,” Moreno said. “And I imagine everyone who sent something would like to know that it was held, read, touched, photographed and shared.”

Troops must leave province KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president ordered all U.S. special forces to leave a strategically important eastern province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans. The decision Sunday seems to have surprised the coalition and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, a separate command. Americans have frequently angered the Afghan public over issues ranging from Qurans burned at a U.S. base to allegations of civilian killings. “We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to determine the facts surrounding them,” the U.S. forces said in a statement. Also Sunday, a series of attacks in eastern Afghanistan showed insurgents remain on the offensive even as U.S. and other international forces prepare to end their combat mission by the end of 2014. Suicide bombers targeted Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and other security forces in four coordinated attacks in the heart of Kabul and outlying areas in a bloody reminder of the insurgency’s reach nearly 12 years into the war.

From Page 1 squabble during his weekly radio and Internet address. “Unfortunately, it appears that Republicans in Congress have decided that instead of compromising — instead of asking anything of the wealthiest Americans — they would rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class,” Obama said on Saturday, in his last weekly address before the deadline but unlikely to be his final word on the subject. “We just need Republicans in Washington to come around,” Obama added. “Because we need their help to finish the job of reducing our deficit in a smart way that doesn’t hurt our economy or our people.” With Friday’s deadline

nearing, few in the nation’s capital were optimistic that a realistic alternative could be found and all sought to cast the political process itself as the culprit. If Congress does not step in, a top-to-bottom series of cuts will be spread across domestic and defense agencies in a way that would fundamentally change how government serves its people. Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters that the GOP is “so focused on not giving the president another win” that they will cost thousands of jobs. To back up their point, the White House released state-by-state tallies for how many dollars and jobs the budget cuts would mean to each state. “The Republicans are mak-

ing a policy choice that these cuts are better than eliminating loopholes,” Pfeiffer said. And, yes, those cuts will hurt. The cuts would slash from domestic and defense spending alike, leading to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of government workers and contractors. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the cuts would harm the readiness of U.S. fighting forces. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said travelers could see delayed flights. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said 70,000 fewer children from low-income families would have access to Head Start programs. And furloughed meat inspectors could leave plants idled.

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Rape of adopted kids unusual, haunting case BY DAN SEWELL The Associated Press TROY (AP) — The one-story, brick ranchstyle home blends into the working-class neighborhood along Nutmeg Square in this western Ohio city, offering no signs of the terrible secrets it once concealed. Its former owner will return to court in Dayton on Tuesday to be sentenced for guilty pleas to child rape and related charges in a haunting case that experts call unusual because the perpetrator was an adoptive father and the victims were three boys in his care. The pleas have all but ensured he will spend the rest of his life in prison. The 40-year-old man, whom The Associated Press isn’t naming to protect the children’s identities, said in an interview that he had been a foster parent, youth basketball coach and substitute teacher for years without any problems. He said he didn’t adopt the boys with bad intentions. “I always wanted to protect kids,” he said during one of two interviews at the Miami County Jail. “Somewhere along the line, things went wrong.” In an era of stunning cases of sexual abuse of young boys by respected authority figures — priests, Boy Scout leaders, an assistant coach at a famed college football program — the repeated rapes of boys by an adoptive father who also arranged for two other men to rape one adopted son shocked his unsuspecting neighbors, investigators and children’s services officials. “It was just devastating to hear about. It’s really sad for the kids,” said April Long, a mother of three who was their next-door neighbor. She and other neighbors say they didn’t suspect anything; the children played outside, and the man did neighborly things like pick up their mail or mow their lawn when they were away. “You think: ‘What could I have done? Is there something we missed that we should

have seen?’” Long said, gazing at the home from her front porch lined with children’s bicycles. The single man was a foster parent for six other children before he began adopting children in the past three years. He adopted a brother and sister and an unrelated boy, and was in the process of adopting another boy, all ages 9 to 12, when authorities arrested him a year ago Sunday following an undercover sting that began when a detective looked into an online posting about “taboo sex.” Ohio officials don’t believe there has been a comparable case in the state in recent years, and media reports over the past five years show only a handful of reported cases nationally in which adoptive fathers sexually abused children in their care. Child abuse by adoptive fathers is much rarer than by biological fathers, or by other male relatives and non-relatives, federal studies have indicated. “This isn’t a typical situation. It certainly isn’t typical of people seeking adoption,” said David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. “Most abusers of this sort have an interest in a child during a certain period of their development. They are looking for opportunities where they can get access to the kids. They don’t want to have custodial responsibility.” Fostering and adopting children meant passing background checks and other scrutiny, with home studies and followup visits by social workers. “There can be terrible, horrific instances that no one at any level of government or the adoption system foresaw,” Benjamin Johnson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, said of the case. “That can be a very difficult thing to reconcile … and we think about that a lot.” The private adoption agency, Dayton-based

Action Inc., has said little about the case other than to deny wrongdoing. The state reviewed its operations and noted some procedural violations but no reason to suspend or revoke the agency’s license. All the children had been in Texas foster care before coming to Ohio through the agency, one of many that work through interstate agreements to find homes for some of the more than 100,000 children in foster care awaiting adoption at any given time in the United States. The adoptive father said the three children appeared to be doing so well, he was asked by an agency employee to take a fourth. The children were involved in sports, school and church and played with other children. They went trick-ortreating — snapshots from two Halloweens ago show the boys as Green dressed Lantern and Star Wars’ Darth Maul and the girl as a princess. They had Xboxes, Wiis and other games and toys at home. “I loved my kids and wanted the best for them,” the man said. He said he had been sexually abused as a child by a close family member and blames that for his feeling that he wasn’t doing anything wrong when he began taking the boys into his bed in what he claimed was a way of showing love. “I never forced the boys to do anything,” he said. “That might not mean anything to anyone else, but it’s important to me.” But his explanation doesn’t account for subsequently inviting a man to their Troy home to rape one of the boys, and then taking the same boy to another man’s home to be raped. He agreed that was wrong, although he stressed that he didn’t prostitute the boy by getting anything in return. Apparently, no child ever hinted at any problem when separated from him by case workers for interviews. “I guess they just liked it there,” the man said. Police reported that

when they interviewed the boy, then age 10, who had also been raped by the two other men, he began shaking, after initially refusing to confirm that anything wrong had happened. He told police he “didn’t want to be taken from this home and separated from his new brothers and sister,” a police report stated. After the man was arrested, the 9-year-old boy who hadn’t been adopted yet was returned to Texas social services authorities, while the other three were placed in foster care in Ohio. At a pretrial hearing last November, a child testified psychologist about some three dozen therapy sessions he had had with the 10-year-old boy, the Dayton Daily News reported. “It is so traumatic within the security of my office, when he’s laying on a sofa, hugging a bear, to talk about these things,” said Gregory Ramey of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton. The adoptive father has already been sentenced here to at least 60 years in prison. In Dayton, he is expected to be sentenced to at least 50 years, to run concurrently. He said he agreed to plead guilty in hopes of sparing the children from having to testify, that it “was the last good thing I could do for them.” In a jail interview, his eyes teared up and his voice choked as he said he was sorry for the pain he had caused them. In a letter from jail, he wrote: “I’ve been able to protect my kids from everything and everyone, except myself.” ——— Associated Press news researcher Jennifer Farrar in New York contributed to this report. Contact the reporter at /dansewell . ——— Online: U.S. Child Welfare Inf o r m a t i o n : https://www.childwelf a r e. g o v / c a n / s t a t i s tics/stat_natl_state.cfm Crimes against Children Research Center: rc/

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Sidney, retired “No. It’s against their beliefs. I just don’t think it’s good having someone like that around influencing our youngsters.”

Joel Wildermuth Sidney, assistant pastor of music and worship "Yes I do think that. I don't think a persons identity should be based on their sexual orientation. Nor should it be judged by that and I think that they have gifts to share just like everybody else and they should be allowed to share those gifts."

Jessica Taylor Sidney, group exercise coordinator "Yes, because discrimination on any level is not appropriate. Everyone in unique and should be treated as an individual."

Dave Elliott Sidney, toolmaker "I don't think it's a problem because it's the sex offenders we need to get away from our children."

Jill Hamaker Sidney, teacher “The preferences of that person shouldn’t matter. It’s who they are as a person that makes a difference.”

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Come join us folders ready to at the Tri-County maximize effifarm bill update ciency. coming up Tues45th General day. The event CRP sign-up will be held at St. Last week, Michael’s Hall in Secretary of Fort Loramie at Agriculture Tom 7:30 p.m. FSA Vilsack anCounty Execu- FSA news nounced Gentive Directors Latham Farley eral CRP Anita Green, Sign-Up 45 will Chris Gibbs and myself begin on May 20, and end will discuss the Direct on June 14. This marks and Counter-Cyclical Pro- 27 years of protecting our gram (DCP), Average natural resources Crop Revenue Election through voluntary particProgram (ACRE), Conser- ipation, while providing vation Reserve Program significant economic and (CRP), Milk Income Loss environmental benefits to Contract Program rural communities across (MILC), Supplemental the U.S. Under Secretary Revenue Disaster Pro- Vilsack’s leadership, gram (SURE), eligibility, USDA has enrolled 11.7 and payment limitations. million acres in various The USDA Farm Loan CRP efforts. Team will discuss USDA Additional sign-ups for loans and the new Mi- continuous CRP procroloan Program. No grams-such as Highly reservation is required Erodible Land Initiative and refreshments will be and Initiative to Restore available. Grasslands, Wetlands DCP/ACRE sign-up and Wildlife-will be anDon’t forget the DCP nounced in spring 2013. and ACRE sign-up for Currently, about 27 2013 crops began on Feb. million acres are enrolled 19. The DCP sign-up pe- in CRP, which is a volunriod will end on Aug. 2 tary program available to and ACRE sign-up will agricultural producers to end on June 3. help them safeguard enThe only program vironmentally sensitive change from 2012 to 2013 land. Producers enrolled is that all eligible partici- in CRP plant long-term, pants in 2013 may choose resource-conserving covto enroll in either DCP or ers to improve the quality ACRE for the 2013 crop of water, control soil eroyear. Please call in for an sion and enhance wildlife appointment at your ear- habitat. Contracts on 3.3 liest convenience. We an- million acres of CRP are ticipate a busy sign-up set to expire on Sept. 30, period this year with new 2013. Producers with exprogram trainings, multi- piring contracts or prople sign-ups being con- ducers with ducted at the same time environmentally sensitive and certification. By set- land are encouraged to ting an appointment, we evaluate their options can have all of your farm under CRP.

Producers that are accepted in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive an annual rental payment for the length of the contract (10 to 15 years). Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP's other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis and that often provide additional financial assistance. Continuous sign-up dates will be announced at a later date. March 15 is the last day for producers to apply for Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage using Form CCC-471, Application for Coverage, and pay the service fee at the FSA county office. The application and service fee must be filed by March 15th, the deadline date for 2013 spring planted crops which include: forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, soybeans, sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food. The service fee is $250 per crop per county or $750 per producer per county. The fee cannot exceed a total of $1875 per producer with farming interest in multiple counties. Limited resource producers may request a waiver of service fees. To qualify, a producer must be a landowner, tenant or sharecropper who shares in the risk of producing an eligible crop. The writer is executive director of the Shelby County Farm Service Agency.

Land management workshop planned BY STEVE BROWN Landowners wishing to improve their land for wildlife and other conservation goals will have the opportunity to learn more about land management at a multi-part series of workshops sponsored by wildlife partners in West Central Ohio. The first workshop will take place on March 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newport Sportsman Club located at 5801 Rangeline Road, Houston. This will be a free educational event with a meal to be served and reference materials to take home. This workshop will focus on the general aspects of wildlife habitat and the assistance available to landowners.To register, contact the Darke Soil & Water Conservation District at (937) 548-1715 ext. 3. The registration deadline for the first workshop is March 11. The purposes of these workshops are to offer the landowner and wildlife enthusiast a well-rounded approach to managing their property to establish and maintain wildlife habitat. Future workshop topics may cover grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. Each work-

shop will focus on a specific habitat type or wildlife species. Presentations will be made by wildlife habitat professionals and will include field observations and displays of habitat work. Participants will learn techniques for managing land to benefit both game species and wildlife in general. These workshops will be geared towards private land owners and farm managers. The workshops will also help landowners identify sources of free technical assistance and potential cost share programs that may be available for establishing and maintaining wildlife habitat on their property from both state and federal levels. The West Central Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series is brought to you by: ODNR Division of Wildlife, Pheasants Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University Extension, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The writer is Pheasants Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologist for Darke, Mercer, Auglaize, and Shelby counties.

The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) held its annual Prime Rib Dinner and Banquet on Feb. 12. There were 125 attendees who were treated to a prime rib dinner, an informative program, a “membersonly” raffle and door prizes. The program started with introductions of the 2012-13 SCCA leadership, including President Andy Bornhorst, VicePresident Jason Gibbs, and Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Puthoff. Chris Gibbs, SCCA member, then introduced the many elected officials of the County whom were present at the event. After an invocation led by County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst, a prime rib dinner, complete with potato, green beans, and salad, was served by Mary and Ken Barhorst of Al’s Place in Fort Loramie. After dinner, Rep. Jim Buchy, R-Greenville, 84th District, was welcomed to highlight various topics surrounding the cattle and agricultural production industry. Buchy spoke of recent developments concerning the humane treatment of livestock and the laws that may threaten the way of life of many Shelby County farmers and producers. Buchy challenged those in attendance to educate all Ohioans regarding humane livestock production. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association is a volunteer organization

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STATE REP. Jim Buchy was the guest speaker at the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association’s annual dinner and banquet. that promotes responsible beef production through the sponsor of educational and instructional information at various youth and adult programs Shelby throughout County. The SCCA serves beef at activities including the Conservation Day Camp and County Farm Tour. Annually, ribeye steaks are grilled and served at the Shelby County Fair. Earnings from the sale of the ribeye sandwiches sponsors the “Born & Bred in Shelby County” steer and heifer show, which supports the youth that have purchased calves from SCCA members. Additionally, the SCCA sponsors an annual “Fall Roundup” program at a local beef producer’s facility that includes tours, speakers, and a ribeye sandwich meal. Meetings are held several times per year to meet and discuss current beef issues and

plan upcoming events. This summer the SCCA also plans to operate a ribeye sandwich stand when the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) passes through Sidney on June 21. The next regular meeting of the SCCA will be held at Al’s Place, Fort Loramie, at 7:30pm on March 12. Meetings are informal and open to the public, and free pizza will be served after the meeting. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association expresses its appreciation to all of the volunteers who help make the Annual Prime Rib Dinner and Banquet and the workings of the SCCA a success. Mark your calendars for next year’s banquet, which will be held on March 4, 2014. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association can be found on the web at

Brown issues meeting reminders Greetings, everyone! planted? A couple of quick reAre optiminders: m a l The Conservation planting Tillage and Technology dates obConference is March 5served? 6 at the McIntosh CenAre soil ter of Ohio Northern samples University in Ada. The regularly full schedule and registaken and Ag tration information is ferupdate fields at tilized acDeborah Participants may regiscordingly? ter online or by mail. Reinhart Brown Are yield Registration for the full and qualconference is $85 (or $65 ity-reducing weeds confor one day) if received by trolled? Are fields grazed Wednesday. or harvested to achieve a Do forage producers balance between yield utilize the management and quality? Are alternaand production tools tive forages utilized to available to them as ef- supplement traditional fectively as grain produc- forage production? Do we ers? On average, the store and feed hay in a answer is no. How many manner to reduce losses? operations can you think Join me on Tuesday of where forage produc- evening for the second intion is treated as the stallment of the Ohio highest priority enter- Beef Cattle School Webiprise? Are the best forage nar: 7 to 9 p.m. at the varieties available OSU Extension office.

This program will focus on the topic “Squeezing Every Dollar out of Forage Production.” Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, OSU Extension-Wayne Co. and Chris Penrose, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, OSU Extension-Morgan Co. will be the speakers that evening. They will address extending the grazing season, hay production, weed control, and drought recovery. Even if you’re not “beef producers,” there could be some good information here for any of your grass/forage-eating critters! The writer is the Ohio State University Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources for Shelby County, Top of Ohio EERA

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This 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.

This 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.

This 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.

Tuesday Morning • Wagner Manufacturing and General Houseware Corp. retirees meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans. • Local 725 Copeland retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Clancy’s. Retirees and spouses are welcome. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

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The Scott F. Barker Memorial Scholarship will award three $1,000 scholarships this spring. Applicants must attend Sidney High School, reside in Shelby County, and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university. The Thomas E Given Memorial scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for up to three additional years. Applicants must reside in Shelby County, attend Sidney High School, and pursue a degree at an accredited college or uni-

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Thursday Morning • New Bremen Public Library will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Thursday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. For more information, call Lu Ann Presser at 497-6542.

Friday Morning • 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 Seaâ€? adventures for children 2-6 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.


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zest and blend everything well. Fold in zucchini and stir until evenly distributed in mixture. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and blend everything together, but don’t over mix. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If your oven tends to run hot, check the loaf after 40 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely. While loaf is cooling, you can make the glaze. Lemon Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar Juice of 1 lemon or 2 tablespoons lemon juice In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until well blended. Spoon glaze over cooled loaf. Susan Molony

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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. Sidney High School • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. seniors interested in a Marys. For more information, contact Michelle at college education may be eligible for several schol(419) 394-8252. arships administered Tuesday Evening through the Community • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for Foundation of Shelby patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional County, including four Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room designated for SHS stufrom 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) dents. 227-3361. Seniors may apply for • The New Bremen Public Library hosts story the Scott Barker Memotime at 6:30 p.m. rial, the Thomas E. • Blue Star Military Support Group will meet at Given Memorial, the 7 p.m. at the American Legion, Fourth Avenue, to Sidney High School Meprepare for sending boxes to troops. morial Scholarship and • Minster Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. at the the Sidney High School Wooden Shoe Inn, Minster. Scholarships. Alumni • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Past graduates may also Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene apply for a SHS Alumni Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. Scholarship. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome. A delicious treat Wednesday Morning that was submitted for • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. competition in the 2012 at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, fol- Shelby County Fair. lowed by a club meeting and program. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

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alumni from several classes have contributed to the scholarship. Online applications are available through the Community Foundation website at w w w. c o m m f o u n . c o m . Click ‘Scholarships’ on the home page and then choose the Sidney High School application from the dropdown menu. Specific eligibility and selection criteria for each scholarship are listed in section eight of the application. Forms and attachments must be completed by March 21.

Tri-County Computer Users Group to meet The Tri-County Computer Users Group will discuss email options available for use with Windows 7 when it meets March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Amos Center Gathering Place at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Road. The meeting is free and open to the public. “Windows 7 does not contain an email similar to earlier Windows operating systems,� said Jerry Tangeman. “Come and share the email programs you are using and we will explore the advantages of the different packages.� Instructors will be John Kuehne and Mark Hipple, assisted by Doris and Jerry Tangeman. For information about the group, call 492-8790.



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Burgers and music Sidney High School orchestra members serenade patrons of Culver’s on Valentine’s Day during a fundraiser for the orchestra. The ensemble includes (l-r) Josiah Rood, 17, the son of Tonia Rood; Jared

Tangeman, 15, the son of Jerry and Danielle Tangeman; Cady Hoellrich, 17, the daughter of Garth and Liz Hoellrich; and Tyler Schlagetter, 17, the son of Doug and Karen Schlagetter.

Nearly 400 attend Lehman Foundation’s annual dinner Lehman High School Foundation President Tom Westerheide welcomed nearly 400 guests to the foundation’s annual dinner recently. The highlight of the event was this year’s principal speaker, Chris Spielman. In addition, 2011 Lehman Catholic grad Allison Gaier spoke, and awards were presented to a number of donors to the school. The gala evening began with Mass. The liturgy was celebrated in the school’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel by the Rev. Daniel Hess, the school’s chaplain. Immediately following, those attending enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The buffet dinner was catered by The Spot.

Standing ovation The evening’s program included invocation, offered by Sister Ginny Scherer. The audience gave Scherer a standing ovation when master of ceremonies Scott Greve noted that she was celebrating her 50th year of teaching. Although Scherer has taught in other schools and served a 10-year stint as co-principal of Marion Catholic High School, most of her teaching career has been spent teaching at Holy Angels and Lehman Catholic. Following dinner, Lehman Catholic President Mike Barhorst updated those in attendance as to how the school had thus far expended the money raised through the Secure the Future Campaign. Barhorst also told his audience of the success of the school’s Debt Elimination Campaign, which ran almost simultaneously. “The school is debt-free and has been since the campaign was successfully completed,” Barhorst stated. “This is the first time the school has been debt free since 1974!” Barhorst and Westerheide then presented plaques to donors who had reached giving plateaus.

Donors who contribute at least $5,000 to the school are eligible to receive a Fellow Award. Those who contribute $25,000 or more receive Bronze Fellow Awards. Donors who have contributed $50,000 or more receive Silver Fellow Awards. Contributors who have given $100,000 or more to the school receive Gold Fellow Awards. Platinum Fellow Awards are presented to those who have contributed $250,000 or more. This year, awards were presented in each of the giving categories. Gaier spoke about her experiences at Lehman and how they prepared her for college.

‘Innate value’ “My experience in the Catholic school system taught me that I was created for a purpose. I have innate value,” she said. “There has never been, and there will never be another me. Therefore, I have unique thoughts to offer the world. My thoughts and opinions matter and if I do not share them, then everyone will miss out. My faith has taught me that I was born at this moment in history because there is something here and now that only I can do.” A 2011 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, Gaier is majoring in applied health science pre-physical therapy at Bowling Green State University. The daughter of Dan and Deb Gaier, of Piqua, Gaier is a member of Veritas, the Honors Student Association, GeoJourney Base Campus, Companions for Life and the PrePhysical Therapy Club. In Miami County she is a 4-H adviser for Families Are Forever 4-H Club, a Mass server and Eucharistic minister at St. Boniface and a volunteer at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency. Spielman, a high school and Ohio State football legend and four-time Pro-Bowl National Football League linebacker, spoke

about his family’s trials following his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer in 1998. The Spielman family’s journey lasted 12 years. During those 12 years, Stephanie would be cancer-free for a period only to have the cancer reoccur. Although Stephanie Spielman died in 2009, her courage continues to inspire others. Spielman spoke about his admiration for the Lehman community.

‘Faith in God’ “Faith in God is essential,” Spielman stated. “The right to life, something all of you understand, something you value something that highly, is Stephanie and I cherished. I encourage you to continue your work here.” Following Spielman’s address, Greve presented Spielman with a check for the Spielman Family Foundation in appreciation for his appearance. The benediction was offered by Hess. The co-chairs for this year’s dinner were Colleen Gilardi, Stacy Scott and Juli Smith. In addition, the planning committee also included Barhorst, Garmhausen, Greve, Westerheide and Ken Schlater. The Lehman High School Foundation was chartered in 1973 as a not-for-profit Ohio corporation. Originally founded to raise funds for capital improvements, the foundation now has endowed funds for building improvements, tuition assistance, and faculty salaries. In addition to Westerheide, the foundation’s trustees include Walt Bennett, Treasurer Nick Bergman, Bill Bosway, Vice President Jeff Earhart, John Frantz, Secretary Dan Freytag, John Garmhausen, Frank Gilardi, Peggy Henthorn, Jay Sargeant, Ken Schlater, Benny Scott, Sandy Shoemaker and Denny Sollmann.

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division will offer a beginner American Sign Language class designed to assist family members and individuals in a variety of fields, including customer service, teaching and health aides. Students will learn to engage in basic signing conversation through instructor-led common topics. No prior experience is necessary. The class will be taught by Jena Blacke, a current staff member of the Upper Valley Career Center ABLE program. Blacke has a degree in Education of Deaf Studies and is an American Sign Language signer. “We will provide the human interaction and reinforcement needed to

build confidence. This class will offer opportunities to practice signing skills used in real-life situations,” said Annette Paulus, program coordinator. Registrants may choose from two class offerings: 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2 through April 18, or 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 8 through April 24. All classes will be held at Upper Valley Career Center ATC, 8901 Looney Road. The cost of the course is $65. For more information or to register, contact Paulus at (937) 778-8419 or email Registrations will be accepted through March 26. Class size is limited.

Group learns about Coumadin Clinic The Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its general membership meeting Jan. 22 at the Perkins Restaurant. There were thirty-four members in attendance and new members were welcomed. They are Jim Hall, Leoma Fogt and Freda Wheeler. President Connie Behr opened the meeting. Then, Roger McKinstry, from Wilson Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, spoke in regard to the hospital’s Coumadin Clinic. The Coumadin Clinic is helpful to patients with post-heart-attack recovery, deepvein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, mechanical and bioprosthetic heart valves. The team of Wilson Hospital health care professionals will work with patients and will include their physicians, nurses and pharmacists. The next general auxiliary membership meeting is scheduled for March 26 at Perkins Restaurant in Sidney at noon. For information on joining the Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, contact Mindy Geuy, volunteer coordinator, at 498-5390.

Greenville museum featured on TV program GREENVILLE — A “Scenic WBGU-TV Stops” PBS show that aired on Feb. 14 featured Garst Museum and the National Annie Oakley Center as part of a tour of museums in northwest Ohio. This particular show highlighted four museums. The segment on Garst Museum is in the last part of the video. Museum docents Eileen Litchfield and Marilyn Robbins were inter-


viewed along with Bonnie Perry, Annie Oakley’s great-niece, and museum Director Clay Johnson. The “Scenic Stops” episode can be viewed onby going to line and clicking on the link provided on the left side under museum news or by directly visiting WBGU at eo/2333226918. The Garst Museum is at 205 N. Broadway.


BOEKE HILLIARD — Andrew and Jessica Boeke, of Hilliard, have announced the birth of a son, Kellan Andrew Darius Boeke, born Jan. 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside Methodist Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Halley Rose, 5, and Stella Marie, 2. His maternal grandparents are John and Brenda Halley, of Dayton. His paternal grandparents are David and Judy Boeke, of Sidney. His great-grandparents are Marilyn Kloeker, of Sidney, and Nellie Stover, of Point Pleasant, W.V. lor of Arts in English. His mother is the former Jessica Halley, of Day• Richard Mescher, of Versailles, received a ton. Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. • Benjamin Sekas, of Minster, received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. WED. & SUN. NIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT • Stacey Boswell, of Minster, received a Master of Science in physician assistant. Feb. 27th & Mar. 3rd February 26th • Kellie Schoenlein, of Maria Stein, received a Master of Science in physician assistant.

Local residents earn degrees at University of Toledo The University of Toledo awarded more than 2,100 degrees during the fall 2012 commencement ceremonies. Local students receiving degrees were: • Ian Nisonger, of Versailles, received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. • Joel March, of Jackson Center, received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. • Jeffrey Knief, of New Bremen, received a Bache-


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Teacher wants to help Botkins School to stuttering student acquire land for track DR. WALslow, relaxed LACE: I teach rate in your own high school conversational and speech speech, but not English. One so slow as to of my speech sound unnatustudents has a ral. severe stutter• Let the pering problem. I son know by ’Tween your manner would really like to help 12 & 20 and actions that him overcome you are listenDr. Robert this handicap. ing to what he Wallace I have gathor she says, not ered some usehow they say it. ful information, but I • Be aware that was told by my princi- those who stutter usupal to contact you be- ally have more trouble cause he remembers controlling their speech reading about stutter- while on the telephone. ing in your column. Is it Please be extra patient possible that you might in this situation. If the enlighten me on this phone rings and you subject? —Teacher, St. hear nothing when you Louis, Mo. answer, make sure beTEACHER: Most of fore you hang up that my information on stut- it’s not a person who tering comes from the stutters trying to initiStuttering Foundation ate conversation. of America. This wonPlease contact the derful non-profit organ- Stuttering Foundation ization has an at the toll-free teleabundance of reference phone number (800) materials to help 992-9392, or email at friends, parents and teachers with those Write to them at P.O. who stutter. The follow- Box11749, Memphis, ing are recommenda- TN 38111-0749. tions they offer when working with someone DR. WALLACE: I who stutters: will be graduating from • Refrain from mak- high school in a few ing remarks like “Slow months with high hondown,” “Take a breath” ors. My parents want to or “Relax.” Such sim- buy me a car for my plistic advice can be graduation gift. They perceived as demeaning said they will spend and is never helpful. $15,000 for it. Both of • Maintain natural my parents are lawyers, eye contact and try not so they can afford it. I to look embarrassed or would rather have a shocked. Just wait pa- $5,000 computer systiently until the person tem, a $5,000 car and is finished. You will be $5,000 in a bank savtempted to finish sen- ings account. They intences or fill in words. sist that I should get Try not to do this. (You the $15,000 car because can relate to this one). they don’t want me to • Use a relatively have a lot of car prob-

DR. WALLACE: I have never been able to lean down and touch my toes without bending my knees. This sounds silly, but I’m beginning to wonder if I have a disease. Is it possible? Can you touch your toes with straight legs? —Teri, Columbus, Ind. TERI: It’s possible to have a disease, but I don’t think so. I’d safely say that there are many people who cannot touch their toes without bending their legs, possibly because they are overweight, or they have very long legs. I gave it a try, and The Sidney CooperaI couldn’t touch my toes tive Nursery School will with straight legs — be holding its annual but my wife can! Spring Open House on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Wallace All perspective students welcomes questions and their parents are infrom readers. Although vited to attend. This is he is unable to reply to an excellent opportunity all of them individually, to tour the school, check he will answer as many out the classroom, ask as possible in this col- questions, and meet the umn. Email him at teachers. Students are also able to register for To find out more about the fall. A limited numDr. Robert Wallace and ber of slots are open for read features by other both the morning and afCreators Syndicate ternoon sessions so early writers and cartoonists, registration is suggested. visit the Creators SyndiWhether your child is cate website at www.cre- just beginning their k education, or finishing

What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a lovely day to schmooze with others, particularly partners, close friends and even members of the general public. You feel upbeat, and you want to expand your experience of life. Yay you! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Work-related travel is possible today. Look for ways to expand what you do at work. Some of you might get a raise, or at least praise. It’s all good. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a playful, funloving, flirtatious day. Slip away on a vacation if you can. Enjoy sports, parties, movies, playful times with children and romantic adventures. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an excellent day to entertain at home. Invite the gang over for pizza and beer. Discussions with female relatives will be particularly upbeat and friendly. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’re unusually en-

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You make a great impression on others today, but do be careful that you don’t promise more than you can deliver. You’re confident; you look good; that’s enough. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) To travel anywhere will delight you today. If you can’t travel, then expand your world through study or talking to other people. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Others will be generous to you today, so keep your pockets open. This is an excellent day to discuss inheritances or how to share or divide something. YOU BORN TODAY You are an excellent judge of character and a quick study. (You understand how things work.) An independent thinker, you explore life beyond conventional boundaries. You’re interested in many subjects, which is one of the reasons others find you so entertaining. Good news. Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Elizabeth Taylor, actress; John Steinbeck, author; Chelsea Clinton, TV correspondent.

Ohio Dominican A Sidney student has been named to the dean’s list at Ohio Dominican University. Danyelle Delligatta, of Sidney, was named to the dean’s list for the

it up before their start to kindergarten, the Sidney Cooperative Nursery School has a program for them. The Nursery Class meets two times a week, either in the morning or afternoon. New for the 2013-14 school year will be an optional third day to meet in the Nursery Enrichment Class. The Kindergarten Readiness Class meets 3 times a week, either in the morning or afternoon, and also has an optional fourth day to meet for the Kindergarten Readiness Enrichment Class. The Enrichment



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Grove City Sarah Trisler, a sophomore exercise science major at Grove City has been College, named to the dean’s list with distinction for the

Class emphasizes literacy, math, and science and encourages students to “think outside the box” with a more hands-on approach. The Sidney Cooperative Nursery School has been serving children aged 3-5 in the Sidney and surrounding area for more than 40 years. The school is a Step Up to Quality Award winning school. Anyone interested in more information is asked to call the school at 492-9744, or visit The school is located at 2220 N. Main Ave.

fall 2012 semester. Trisler is a 2011 graduate of Christian Academy Schools and is the daughter of Lee and Sandra Trisler, of Sidney. Students eligible for the dean’s list with distinction a grade-point average of 3.6 to 3.84. The college is located at Grove City, Pa.

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land Newman as throw coach ($514); Jenny Kinninger as varsity assistant softball coach ($1,523); Kristen Alstaetter and Victoria Kesler as substitute teachers ($85 per day); Cheryl Fark as substitute tutor/substitute teacher ($18.50 per hour for substitute tutor, $85 per day for substitute teacher); and Kathy Roggenkamp as intervention specialist ($18.50 per hour). In other action the board: • Accepted the rates and amounts determined by the Shelby County Budget Commission authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying to the county auditor. • Joined the Ohio School Boards Association at a cost $2,981. • Passed a resolution authorizing the board president and treasurer to enter into a construction contractor retainage escrow agreement with US Bank National Association. • Approved a purchase order with Dayton Power and Light for the cost to install three-phase electric service at the new building site. • Learned the staff will participate in ALICE training in preparation for the 2013-14 school year. ALICE stands for alert-lockdown-inform-counterevacuate.

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BOTKINS — The Botkins Board of Education recently authorized Superintendent Connie Schneider to begin the process of acquiring land for a track and approved upcoming student trips. Following an executive session to discuss the purchase of property, the board gave Schneider authority to start the process of land acquisition for a track and to place bids for a track, which will be located just south of the village park. The school received a $150,000 grant toward the project, and boosters also are participating in financing the project. The board approved the following overnight trips: the sixth-grade trip to Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village on May 9-10; FFA State Convention on May 2-3; and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Convention on April 17-19. Book fees were approved for 2013-14 school year with no increases. The school also will be purchasing textbooks for the 2013-14 school year. The board accepted the resignation of Dave Maurer as junior varsity baseball coach. In other personnel action, the following contracts were approved: Dy-

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Because you are fiercely curious about something today, you have the ability to research anything. If you’re digging for facts (or juicy gossip), you’ll find them! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In meetings with others today, you will be surprisingly convincing. When you speak, others will be ready to jump on your bandwagon. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a powerful day to talk to authority figures, because you have conviction in your words. You believe in what you’re saying, and, of course, a good product just sells itself, right? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an easy day to study or make travel plans or to convince others of your point of view regarding politics, religion or a philosophical question. People will listen to you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Today you are quick to defend your own best interests in any disputes about inheritances, shared property, insurance matters, taxes or debt. You will stand your ground and not give an inch. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might attract someone who is powerfully persuasive today, or in turn, you might be that individual. Either way, discussions with others are dynamic! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can get an amazing amount done at work today, and if possible, you will delegate as well. You see what needs to be accomplished, and you’re going to go for it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a strong day for those of you involved in sports, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry. When you speak, your words have power. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Family discussions will be lively today. Avoid disputes, and keep things light. You don’t have to make others agree with you; just speak your mind. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great day for those of you in sales, marketing, acting, teaching or writing, because you are mentally focused and confident. Whatever you say will carry weight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You will work very hard to earn money today. Trust your moneymaking ideas, because they’re probably good. (You might talk yourself into a raise.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re unusually confident today, and you know it. Whatever you say will influence others because you believe in what you’re saying. You’re an example of the power of positive thinking. YOU BORN TODAY Because you are intelligent, intuitive and entertaining, you have the ability to arouse emotions and feelings in others. (This is a powerful gift.) Part of your appeal is that you’re highly individualistic, plus you have a magnetic effect on others. Your insights can be astonishingly critical. The year ahead is the perfect time to study or learn something valuable for your future. Birthdate of: Victor Hugo, author; Erykah Badu, singer; Michael Bolton, singer. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Pheochromocytoma rare turmor DEAR DR. The diagnosis ROACH: How usually is made is pheochromoby collecting cytoma diagurine for 24 hours nosed? What is and testing for its effect on the presence of elblood pressure? evated levels of — M.K. adrenalin, alANSWER: A though if the pheochromocy- To your blood pressure is toma is a rare, very high at the good noncancerous time, a simple tumor of the health blood draw can adrenal gland. make the diagnoDr. Keith It secretes sis. Roach adrenalin (epiTreatment nephrine) or a closely usually is with surgery, related substance that although medication is can dramatically in- used in the short term to crease blood pressure. keep blood pressure Classically, the blood under control, especially pressure in a person during anesthesia. This with a pheochromocy- needs to be done by an toma (often called experienced team. “pheo” in medical verPheochromocytoma nacular) is sometimes often is suspected and normal and sometimes seldom found. But we sky-high. However, look even though this is some people have mod- a rare condition, because erate elevations all the it is so important to find time. Flushing sensa- them, as the extreme tion is also characteris- blood pressure rise can tic for this tumor. be very dangerous.

DEAR DR. ROACH: Several months ago, I fell asleep while driving and had an accident with another car. I have not driven since, and I do not intend to until I am cured of falling asleep, which also occurs when I am a passenger. What should I do? — M.J.N. ANSWER: Falling asleep at times you don’t want to can be caused by many different problems. Obstructive sleep apnea may be the most common now. People with sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep, and do not sleep well at night, being constantly awakened for a few seconds to breathe. They usually are unaware of it, although their bed partners usually are. Snoring is very common, and as the disease gets worse, the person with sleep apnea falls asleep more and more easily

during the day and evening. Narcolepsy and epilepsy are other possibilities as well, and can certainly cause automobile accidents. You are exactly right not to drive until you have had a thorough examination. A sleep specialist or neurologist probably is your best bet. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealthmed.cornell.ed u or request an order form of available health newsletters or mail questions to P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be ordered from

Feb. 25, 1913 The memorial services in honor of those who had answered to their last roll call the past year was held Sunday afternoon in the G.A.R. hall. The chaplain, Rev. Dr. McCaslin, has made all the arrangements and was to have had charge of the meeting, but being confined to his home with sickness, he delegated T.B. Marshall to fill his place. Three draped chairs stood in front of the commander’s chair, being the number who had been wont to meet there on like occasions . The adjutant then read the service record of the men honored on this occasion-Joseph and Michael Schlitz. ——— Misses Lulu and Olive Ailes will leave this evening for Chicago and New York City, where they will buy spring and summer merchandise for their store. ——— Louis Halberstein, of the south side of the square, is remodeling his store room. He expects to refinish it with new fixtures and add several new cases, using every available space in the room, so he can increase the amount of stock, he will carry to correspond with increase in his business.

75 years Feb. 25, 1938 The Shelby County Board of Elections held their organization meeting yesterday afternoon as prescribed by law and elected Dr. L.C. Pepper, chairman and Fares Allenbach, clerk. With Clyde Milhoff, deputy clerk. Other members of the board are: Charles Lehman, A.L. Sprague, and John Perrin. The former clerk, F.L. McLean. Who has held the position as clerk or deputy clerk for the past ten years, resigned at this meeting. ——— The Fort Loramie Old-Timers won from the Russia Old-gents Sunday afternoon by a score of 17 to 15. Members of the Loramie team included : Ed Maurer, Urb Wissman, Charles Midendorf, and Clarence Larger, forwards; Al Winner, center; Leo Greiner, Harry Wendein and Clyde Kiefer, guards.

50 years Feb. 25, 1963 MINSTER — Minster State Bank opened its doors this morning for the first day of business in the new building located west of the old bank on West Forth Street. Still incomplete are the furnishings at

the drive-in window on the north side of the building. The building was begun last summer after two buildings were removed from the lot to make way for the bank and a large parking area to the rear. ——— LOCKINGTON — A house on Miami-Conservancy road burned to the ground Friday evening leaving a family of four homeless. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson and their two children were at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Jones all night after their house caught fire from a faulty flue at about 6:30 P.M. when they were all at home .Robert Rexrode was the officer in charge of the Lockington fire department that answered the call. Fireman were hampered in fighting the blaze by near zero weather.

25 years Feb. 25, 1988 Elizabeth Ann Dorsey is a little fighter who seems to thrive on battling overwhelming odds. She may be little but her mother as well as doctors and nurses at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton believe she is mighty. Born nearly four months premature on Dec. 29, she is believed to be the smallest baby to survive in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Her determination and will to live have endeared her in the hearts of many. Weighing in at nearly 2 pounds 5 ounces she still faces many weeks of hospitalization. Doctors and nurses point out that she has already come a long way on the road to recovery. (In 2013 Elizabeth is alive and well.) ——— Maggi Williams said she was taught never to brag about herself, but she can be excused for doing so this year because her coaching effort with the Sidney High Yellow Jackets may have been her bestt ever. Ms. Williams led the Sidney team to an 18-2 overall record and a share of the Greater Miami Valley Conference title, and it all came in a year when many fans figured Sidney’s dominance in girls basketball might be headed off.

Loving grandpa hurt by sudden silent treatment DEAR ABBY: no meeting time My two adult has been offered. granddaughters There has been have rejected me, no contact, and their doting neither girl has g r a n d f a t h e r. called me for any Their father gave reason this year. me this explanaI can’t just tion: “They are stop loving those uncomfortable with whom I Dear with the way you have forged a 20Abby rub their shoulyear bond of afAbigail ders and necks.” fection. How can These girls Van Buren this rupture be and both parents repaired? — have misinterpreted my GRIEVING GRANDinnocent expressions of DAD affection, which haven’t DEAR GRIEVING changed since the girls GRANDDAD: Clearly, were little. The only there is a need for some change is in their per- professional mediation ception of my actions. here, provided your I am devastated. I granddaughters and asked twice to meet with their parents are willing. these family members to If your touches have discuss their concerns. It been regarded as inaphas been three months; propriate, you should

have been warned about it years ago. Obviously something has made your granddaughters uncomfortable, and the rupture won’t heal until it can be discussed openly. DEAR ABBY: Lately I have noticed that people are bringing their dogs shopping with them. I’m not talking about service dogs, but pets. The other day, a woman brought her dog into the grocery store. While I’ll admit the little thing looked cute sitting in the shopping cart, someone else’s food will be in that cart next, and who knows where that dog’s feet have been? Why does manage-

ment allow this? I’m willing to bet money that if I were to bring my pit bull, “Bruiser,” inside the grocery store with me, I’d be stopped immediately. Talk about a double standard. I welcome your comments. — ASKANCE IN POWAY, CALIF. DEAR ASKANCE: You should speak to the store manager and ask why it was permitted, because I was under the impression that health laws do not permit canines inside establishments that sell food — unless they are service dogs. “Bruiser” might be unwelcome not because of his size, but because there is concern about the breed’s reputation.

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REPLAY 50 years ago Feb. 25, 1963 Don Shatto approached the ‘700’ level to head the King and Queeners in their round at Holiday Lanes. Shatto slugged out a splendid 684 series, marked by a 258-210-216 skien, giving him admission to the “250 Club.’

25 years ago Feb. 25, 1988 Coach John Hill of Heidelberg said Tony Meyer “rose to the top” Wednesday and the result was a 62-54 win in the Ohio Conference Tournament. The Jackson Center grad took over down the stretch, hitting eight straight points to lead to a win over Capital.

CALENDAR High school sports TUESDAY Boys basketball Division IV Sectional semifinals At Piqua 6:00 — Loramie vs. Fairlawn 7:30 — Botkins vs. Mech’burg Division III Sectional semifinals At Tecumseh 6:30 — Anna vs. Miami East WEDNESDAY Boys basketball Division IV Sectional semifinals At Piqua 6:00 — JC vs. Mississinawa 7:30 — Houston vs. Lehman D-IV Sectional at Coldwater Minster vs. Knoxville, 2nd game Girls basketball At St. Marys District semifinals 6:15 and 8 FRIDAY Boys basketball At Piqua D-IV sectional final, 7 p.m. At UD Arena D-III sectional final, 6 p.m. At Coldwater D-IV sectional finals, 6:15 and 8 SATURDAY Boys basketball At Piqua D-IV sectional final, 7 p.m. At Coldwater D-IV sectional finals 6:15 and 8 Girls basketball D-III District At Springfield 3:00 — Anna vs. Ham. Badin D-IV District At Tipp City 3:00 — Loramie vs. Fr. Monroe

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TUESDAY — Boys basketball, Division IV Sectional at Piqua, both games (Fairlawn-Fort Loramie; BotkinsMechanicsburg) Air time 5:40 p.m. WEDNESDAY — Boys basketball, Division IV Sectional at Piqua, both games (Jackson Center-Mississinawa; Houston-Lehman) Air time 5:40 p.m. FRIDAY — Boys basketball, Division IV Sectional finals at Piqua. Air time 6:40 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “That's exactly where I expected my fastball to be at this stage.” —Indians’ pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka after pitching against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday.

ON THIS DATE IN 1977 — Pete Maravich of the New Orleans Jazz scores 68 points, the most by an NBA guard, in a 124-107 victory over the New York Knicks. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor had scored more points in an NBA game.

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Calvert going back to state FAIRFIELD — Mason Calvert finished second Saturday in the Division I District Wrestling Tournament to punch his ticket to the State Wrestling Meet this week in Columbus. Calvert won Calvert three straight matches at 138 pounds before losing in the championship bout. He won 11-14, 7-1 and 113, then lost to Sams of Fairfield 6-1. “Mason had a solid district meet,” said Sidney coach Jim

McCracken. “He controlled the action throughout the first three rounds and was never in a situation where he was behind or even in trouble at all. His experience from last season at the district and state meet helped him stay focused. “But in the finals, he never really got started on his feet,” McCracken added. “Sams is a three-time state qualifier and his wrestling style really hurt Mason” Calvert will make his second appearance at state and will try to improve upon last years sixth-place finish. He is 34-5. Garrick Ginter was sixth at 160, winning his first match

on a pin in 1:09, then losing 19-4. He came back to pin in 1:29 and won 6-0 before being pinned in 1:26 and losing his final match 12-6. “His was a loaded class,” said McCracken. Ginter’s two pins gave him a school single-season record that stood since 2004. He closes out the season 37-11. At 113, Jacob Sharp finished 1-2. His win gave him 30 on the season, the final mark being 30-15. Alex Willman was also 1-2 at 120 pounds and finished 3214, and at 182, Jacob Lochard was 1-2 to finish 28-17. At 195, Noah Straman picked up a win in the conso-

lations and finished the year 24-19, and at 285, Maurice Ickes lost two in a row and finished the season 25-18. “I was happy to win four of five matches in the first consolation round,” said McCracken. “We only lost one wrestler after that first night and that might be a first for us. We won several dogfights and I was proud of the way our kids battled. I would have liked to get another wrestler or two to state but overall, we had a great year.” The State Wrestling Tournament starts Thursday and runs through Saturday at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center.

Lady Rockets rally for D-III title Play in district tourney Saturday in Springfield TIPP CITY — It came down to what Anna head coach Jack Billing said after the game – “our girls are mentally tough and find a way to win.” The much-anticipated sectional final battle between the 20-4 Lady Rockets and the 21-3 Versailles Lady Tigers was all it was cracked up to be, Anna rallying in the closing minutes to pull out a 47-44 thriller and advance to the Division III District championship Saturday at Springfield. The win came despite the Lady Rockets trailing for most of the game, although it was tight throughout. Versailles led by as many as eight in the first half, but the Lady Rockets weren’t going anywhere, and by the half, it was anybody’s game. Anna still trailed by one after three periods, at 36-35. Versailles led 38-35 when Natalie Billing scored to cut the lead down to one. After two Katie Heckman free throws, Anna scored again to keep it at one point, and then after two more Versailles free throws made it 42-39, Erica Huber drained a huge threepoint to knot the game up at 42-42. Versailles was hurt when Heckman, its leading scorer, picked up her fifth foul with 1:30 left, and Billing hit both tosses to make it 44-42. Cayla Bensman hit a free throw to make it 45-42 but Versailles got a bucket from Rachel Kremer to make it 4544. Anna misfired at the free throw line and Versailles had possession but a costly turnover gave the ball back to Anna and Huber added two more free throws to put it away. Huber picked up her fourth foul with still seven minutes left in the third quarter. When she re-entered the game in the final period, Billing played offense-defense with her as much as possible to keep her away from her fifth foul. She finished with 14, Billing added 12 and C. Bensman 11. Brooke Pothast had 12 for Versailles and Heckman and Amanda Winner 10. Anna outrebounded the taller Lady Tigers 34-31. “I thought we did a good job of keeping their off the boards,” said Billing. “They came out physical.”

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ANNA’S CAYLA Benman (right) puts a block on a Versailles shot in Division III Sectional final action Saturday at Tipp City. Anna rallied to beat the Lady Tigers 47-44. 2); Versailles 2 (Kramer, McEldowney). Records: Both teams 21-4. Next game: Saturday, district finals, 3 p.m. at Springfield High School vs. Hamilton Badin.

—— Top-seeded Lady Redskins win big The top-seeded Fort Loramie Lady Redskins rolled to an easy win in the Sidney Division IV Sectional finals Saturday, beating Triad 6646. The win puts Loramie at 22-3 and advances the Lady Redskins to the district finals Saturday at Tipp City at 3 p.m. against Franklin-Monroe. It was the third straight rout by Fort Loramie in the sectional, coming on the heels of 92-15 and 90-20 scores in the first two tournament outings. The Lady Redskins wasted no time in putting Triad away, running to a 22-8 lead after a quarter and stretching the bulge to 42-20 at the half. Darian Rose was outstanding again for Loramie, finishing with 24, including 8-for-9 from the free throw line. She SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg had eight in the first quarter, while teammate Renae Meyer RUSSIA’S CLAUDIA Monnin tries to go up for a shot, but had six on her way to 15 for Courtney Romero of Mechanicsburg gets a hand on the ball the game. Megan Imwalle in sectional final action Saturday at Sidney. added 10 points. Fort Loramie was 13-for-15 Loramie ........................22 42 51 66 Fort Loramie (66) Hoying 2-1-5; Imwalle 5-0-10; Three-pointers: Triad 2 (D. Ober, from the line for the game.

Anna (47) Bensman 1-0-2; Huber 4-4-14; Blankenship 2-0-4; Billing 2-8-12; C. Bensman 4-3-11; Noffsinger 2-0-4. Totals: 15-15-47. Versailles (44) Kramer 2-0-5; Winner 1-8-10; Bruns 1-0-2; McEldowney 1-0-3; Pothast 5-2-12; Harman 1-0-2; Heckman 5-0-10. Totals: 16-10-44. Triad (46) Score by quarters: J. Ober 2-0-4; D. Ober 3-2-9; Anna .............................10 24 35 47 McKenzie 2-4-9; Simmons 4-0-8; Versailles ......................14 23 36 44 Opecchio 5-2-12; Welty 2-0-4. Totals: Three-pointers: Anna 2 (Huber 18-8-46.

Rose 8-8-24; Brandewie 1-1-3; Meyer McKenzie); Loramie 1 (Boerger). 7-1-15; Ordean 2-2-6; Boerger 1-0-3. Records: Loramie 22-3 Totals: 26-13-66. Score by quarters: See GIRLS/Page Triad ...............................8 20 34 46



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Lehman wins big in sectional opener

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FORT LORAMIE’S Darian Rose drives on Triad’s Jenna Welty in Division IV Sectional championship action Saturday at Sidney High School.


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Next game: Saturday, dis- Heaton 1-0-3; Meyer 4-2-10; trict finals at Tipp City, 3 p.m. Daniel 1-0-2. Totals: 13-6-35. Mechanicsburg (50) vs. Franklin-Monroe. Cochran 2-0-5; Romero 1-3—— 5; B.Dodane 3-1-8; J. Dodane 9Lady Raiders lose 6-25; Hux 2-2-7. Totals: in sectional finals 17-12-50. Score by quarters: The Russia Lady Russia...................5 16 29 35 Raiders battled back Mechanicsburg...14 27 33 50 Three-pointers: Mechanfrom a slow start and a 15-point deficit in the icsburg 4 (Cochran, D. Dodane, Dodane, Hux); Russia 3 first half to pull even J. (Monnin, Kearns, Heaton). with second-seeded MeRecords: Russia 15-8, Mechanicsburg at 33-33 chanicsburg 22-3.

with 6:22 remaining in the game Saturday. But from that point to the end, the Lady Indians outscored them 17-2 to come away with a 5035 victory over the Lady Raiders in the Division IV Sectional finals Saturday afternoon at Sidney High School. The Lady Raiders, the third-seed, bow out with a final 16-8 record. Mechanicsburg advances to the district at Tipp City Saturday. The Lady Indians came out and dominated the early porion of the game, sprinting to an 112 lead and holding a 145 margin after a quarter. It was 27-16 at the half, but Russia had a good third quarter, cutting the margin to just four at 3329 heading to the final period. Shana Meyer got hot for Russia and hit backto-back jumpers to pull her team even at 33-33 with 6:22 still to go in the contest. But Jamie Dodane put Mechanicsburg back on top with a bucket, then after a Russia miss, Brooke Dodane drove, scored and was fouled, converting the threepoint play to push the lead back to 38-33. Claudia Monnin scored to cut the lead to 38-35 but Courtney Romero hit two free throws and J. Dodane scored to make it 42-35 with under two minutes to play. At the other end, Russia was called for an offensive foul, and J. Dodane followed with two free throws and a bucket to make it 46-35. And there wasn’t enough time left for another Russia comeback. Mechanicsburg was 9for-9 from the line in the final period. Meyer led Russia with 10 points. Russia (35) Monnin 4-0-9; Borchers 1-24; Wilson 1-2-4; Kearns 1-0-3;


Lady Jackets fall to No. 2 Fairmont LEBANON — The Sidney Lady Jackets made a nice tournament run this season in Division I play at Lebanon, but it came to an end Saturday against the state’s No 2-ranked team, Fairmont, in a 58-21 verdict. The loss ended Sidney’s season at 15-10 while Fairmont advances with a 22-1 mark. The Lady Jackets fell behind 21-10 after one quarter and were down 15 at the half. “Fairmont took control from the start, hitting three threes to go up 9-0,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “We held our own in the first half but Fairmont played tremendous defense in the second half and forced multiple turnovers, which they turned into each baskets. But I’m very pleased with the effort.” Fairmont held the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s leading scorer Konner Harris in check as she finished with five, 15 below her average. Aaliyah Wise led Sidney with eight points and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Sidney (21) Davis 1-0-2, Harris 2-0-5, Wise 4-0-8, Hudson 2-2-6. Totals: 9-2-21. Fairmont (58) Clemente 0-1-1, Shafer 3-08, Newell 2-0-5, Pacenta 1-0-2, Welch 3-0-6, Waterman 4-0-8, Skipper 5-0-14, Westbeld 4-4-12, Havener 1-0-2. Totals: 23-5-58. Score by quarters: Sidney ................10 17 21 21 Fairmont ............21 33 44 58 Three-pointers: Sidney 1 (Harris); Fairmont 7 (Skipper 4, Schafer 2, Newell). Records: Sidney 15-10, Fairmont 22-1.


Marion upsets New Knoxville COLDWATER — Topseeded New Knoxville was upset by Marion Local in the Division IV Sectional final game at Coldwater Saturday

night. The Lady Rangers finish the season with a 19-4 record. Marion Local advances to the district at 17-7. New Knoxville led by three at the half and one after three periods, but Marion outscored the Lady Rangers 16-10 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Haley Horstman had 12 and Paige Lehman 11 for New Knoxville. Megan Kuether had 13 to lead Marion Local. Marion shot 19 free throws to just two for Knoxville and held a 141 advantage in free throw points.

— The PIQUA Lehman boys basketball team opened Piqua D-IV sectional play with a 6339 win over Riverside Saturday. The Cavaliers will now play Houston in second round action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Nathan Hall had the Cavaliers first two baskets and Lehman never trailed. “I thought Nathan (Hall) got us off to a fast start,” Lehman coach Isiaiah Williams said. “I thought he played well for us tonight.” When Greg Spearman and Connor Richard hit consecutive 3-point field goals early in the second quarter, Lehman was up 20-8 and the Cavaliers were never seriously challenged after that. Spearman led Lehman with 20 points and eight rebunds, while Hall had 10 points and five rebounds. Richard scored nine points and SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg Michael Jacob grabbed JACKSON CENTER’S Eric Ryder shoots over a eight rebounds. Bollinger had 13 Bradford defender in sectional tournament play points and 11 rebounds Saturday at Piqua. 2, Ryder 3-0-6, Wahrer 3-1-7, to lead Riverside. 1-0-2, Hensley 1-1-3. ToLehman was 26 of 55 Frye tals: 21-9-55. from the floor for 47 perScore by quarters: cent and six of 16 from Bradford ...............6 11 13 33 the line for 38 percent. JC .......................12 24 45 55 Three-pointers: Jackson Riverside was 11 of 51 Center 4 (Meyer 2, Elchert, from the floor for 22 per- Wildermuth); Bradford 0. cent and 16 of 24 from Records: Jackson Center 19-4, Bradford 4-19. the line for 67 percent. Next game: Wednesday, Lehman won the batsectional semifinals at Piqua tle of the boards 43-27 at 6 p.m. vs. Mississinawa. and had 13 turnovers to —— Riverside’s 19.

Riverside (39) Greene 0-2-2, Bollinger 5-313, Lane 1-0-2, Shough 1-4-6, Mechling 1-2-4, Kelsey 2-1-6, Miller 1-4-6. Totals: 11-16-39. Lehman (63) Richard 3-0-9, Husa 1-1-3, Frantz 0-2-2, Spearman 9-1-20, Hall 5-0-10, Jacob 1-0-2, Westerheide 0-2-2, Rourke 3-0-6, Tharon Goins 2-0-5, Selsor 2-04. Totals: 26-6-63. Score by quarters: Riverside ..............8 16 25 39 Lehman..............14 29 42 63 Three-pointers: Riverside 1 (Kelsey); Lehman 5 (Richard 3, Spearman, Goins. Records: Lehman 10-13, Marion Local (45) Riverside 6-17. Jacob 3-1-7; Thobe 2-0-5; Next game: Wednesday, Kuether 3-7-13; B. Winner 2-3- sectional semifinals at Piqua 7; C. Winner 3-3-9; Mescher 2- at 7:30 vs. Houston. 0-4. Totals: 15-14-45. —— New Knoxville (40) Top-seeded Horstmman 5-0-12; Schroer 2-0-5; Reineke 3-0-8; Lammers Tigers advance 1-0-2; Leffel 1-0-2; Lehman 5PIQUA — The top1-11. Totals: 17-1-40. seeded Jackson Center Score by quarters: Marion..................7 15 28 45 Tigers rolled to an easy New Knoxville .....7 18 30 40 opening-round win, beatThree-pointers: Marion 1 ing Bradford 55-33 to (Thobe); New Knoxville 5 snap a two-game losing (Horstman 2, Reineke 2, streak to end the regular Schroer). Records: Marion 17-7, season. New Knoxville 19-4. The Tigers are now Next game for ML: 19-4 on the year and Thursday, district semifinals at play in the semifinals St. Marys, 6:15.


Minster advances with 47-40 win COLDWATER — Minster advanced to the district semifinals Thursday at St. Marys with a 47-40 win over Fort Recovery in action Saturday. The Lady Wildcats will take a 16-7 record into the district. Minster rolled to a 15-7 lead after one period and extended it to 34-23 after three quarters. Bridget Geiger finished with 15 to lead the Lady Wildcats, Logan Arnold added 12 and Claire Fischer finished with 10. Minster (47) Fischer 3-2-10; Richard 1-46; Geiger 6-3-15; Arnold 3-5-12; Sahlinghaus 1-2-4. Totals: 1416-47. Fort Recovery (40) Fiely 2-0-4; Pugh 1-2-4; Jutte 4-1-19; Lennartz 6-4-18; Pottkotter 1-1-3; Siefring 0-2-2. Totals: 14-10-40. Score by quarters: Minster ..............14 19 34 47 Fort Recovery.......7 13 23 40 Three-pointers: Minster 3 (Fischer 2, Arnold); Recovery 2 (Lennartz 2). Records: Minster 16-7, Fort Recovery 14-9. Next game: Thursday, District semifinals at St. Marys, 2nd game.

Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Mississinawa. The Tigers led 12-6 after a quarter, then pulled away from the Railroaders to a 24-11 lead at the half. Alex Meyer did the damage for the Tigers, with seven in the opening quarter and eight more in the second to outscore Bradford by four by himself. The Tigers then outscored the Railroaders 21-2 in the third quarter to turn it into a rout. Meyer led Jackson Center with 20 points and six rebounds. Bradford was 14 of 34 from the floor for 41 percent. Jackson Center was 21 of 45 from the floor for 47 percent and nine of 13 from the line for 69 percent. The Tigers won the battle of the boards 2114 and both teams had nine turnovers.

Bradford (33) Wirrig 1-2-4, Swabb 3-2-8, Wysong 4-1-9, Arnett 1-0-2, Hoelscher 4-0-8, Arnett 1-0-2. Totals: 14-5-33. Jackson Center (55) Meyer 7-4-20, Elchert 3-0-7, Wildermuth 3-1-8, Winner 0-2-

Jackets bow top top-seed

CENTERVILLE — Sidney proved to be no match for the top-seeded Wayne Warriors in Division I Sectional Boys Basketball at Centerville Saturday, losing 99-33. The loss ended Sidney’s season at 3-20. The Jackets fell behind 23-7 after a quarter, and were then outscored 31-9 in the second quarter to trail 54-16 at the intermission. “They shot well and we didn’t,” said Sidney coach Greg Snyder. “We turned the ball over too much and they really feasted on that. But I’m proud of the kids for sticking through a tough season.” Tyree Manley led the Jackets with 12 points.

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LEHMAN’S JACKSON Frantz shoots over Dalton Bollinger of Riverside. Carlisle in Division III Sectional action at Tecumseh High School. Anna goes to 10-13 and advances to the semifinals Tuesday against Miami East at 6:30. Carlisle, the No. 5 seed, finishes 17-6. “We were down five with three minutes to go but we came back and took the lead with 24 seconds left on a bucket by Joel Albers,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “They were able to get a stickback to tie it, but Chandon came out of nowhere to get the winning bucket.” Williams finished with 21, Carter Bensman had 14 and Josh Robinson 12 for Anna.

Sidney (33) Heath 2-1-6; Daniel 1-2-4; Manley 4-3-12; Taborn 0-1-1; Herd 2-0-4; Beigel 1-0-3; Echols 1-0-3. Totals: 11-7-33. Wayne (99) Ortiz 6-0-14; Clark 6-4-16; Kinnel 4-0-9; Ford 5-0-12; Reed 2-2-6; Wagner 4-2-10; Williams 2-0-4; Trice 5-2-14; Russell 1-46; Landers 4-0-8. Totals: 3914-99. Score by quarters: Sidney ..................7 16 28 33 Wayne.................23 54 80 99 Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Heath, Manley, Beigel, Echols); Wayne 7 (Trice 2, Ortiz 2, Ford 2, Kinnel). Anna (56) Records: Sidney 3-20, C. Bensman 5-0-14; Chr. Wayne 19-4. Williams 0-2-2; Robinson 4-312; Ch. Williams 8-4-21; Albers —— 3-1-7. Totals: 20-10-56. Rockets upset Carlisle (54) Cunningham 4-0-8; Butler Carlisle 56-54 2-1-5; Goodtaster 7-5-20; JackNEW CARLISLE — son 0-1-1-; Milton 4-1-9; LieChandon Williams fol- ungh 5-1-11. Totals: 22-9-54. Score by quarters: lowed up a missed shot Anna...................14 23 37 56 and stuck it back in with Carlisle.................9 24 39 54 Three-pointers: Anna 6 three seconds left to give (Bensman 4, Robinson, Ch. the Anna Rockets a 56- Williams); Carlisle 1 (Good54 upset victory over taster).

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Tickets for upcoming high school basketball games will be on sale this week at various schools. Fans are reminded that the schools keep a percentage of the presale revenue.

Jackson Center Jackson Center’s boys will play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Piqua, and tickets will be sold today, Tuesday and Wednesday during school hours, and also Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Lehman Lehman has tickets for its boys tournament game Wednesday at Piqua at 7:30. The tickets will be sold in the high school office today, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and also at East 47 Marathon in Sidney until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Minster Minster has anounced plans to sell tickets for boys and girls tournament games. boys play The Wednesday at Coldwater in the second game, and the girls play Thursday at St. Marys, also in the second game. The procedure will be as follows: Today — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the high school office. Tuesday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school office. Wednesday — 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. in the elementary, and 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school. Thursday — 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. at the elementary and 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school. Friday — 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. at the elementary and 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school.

New Knoxville New Knoxville will be selling boys tickets Tuesday and Wednesday during regular school hours.

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Bucks roar back to beat MSU COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday ‚Äî more than he had scored in the last three games combined ‚Äî to lead No. 18 Ohio State to a 68-60 victory over fourthranked Michigan State. The loss crippled the Spartans’ hopes of catching up with top-ranked Indiana, which now leads the Big Ten race by two full games with four remaining. Deshaun Thomas added 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (20-7, 10-5), who stand fifth in the conference. Evan Ravenel added 10 points and a crucial block in the final minute. Freshman Gary Harris had 14 points and Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix each had 12 for the Spartans (22-6, 114), who have dropped two in a row after winning 11 of 12. The victory improved

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OHIO STATE'S Amir Williams, left, fouls Michigan State's Branden Dawson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday in Columbus. Ohio State to 2-7 against ranked teams this season ‚Äî both wins against Michigan’s Big Ten teams at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are 18-0 against teams not in the Associated Press Top 25. Michigan State, which lost to Indiana 72-68 on Tuesday night, still has games at No. 7 Michigan on Sunday and No. 19

Wisconsin at home on March 9 in a string of four in a row against ranked opponents. They close out the regular season on March 10 at home against Northwestern. The Buckeyes improved to 7-3 against topfive teams in the 15 years of Value City Arena. Michigan State led 36-27 after a Payne

jumper from the left baseline early in the second half, all but quieting the crowd. But the Buckeyes didn’t back down, scoring 18 of the next 23 points to forge a five-point lead. With Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Thomas hitting 3s and Amir Williams, a Detroit native, dunking inside and then completing the three-point play, the Buckeyes scored points in transition, played tenacious defense and kept up on the boards to take the lead, 45-40. After a Nix free throw temporarily ended the spell, Ohio State continued its onslaught. LaQuinton Ross poured in a 3 from in front of the Buckeyes bench off an assist pass from Craft. Ravenel added a free throw before Craft once again sped through the heart of Michigan State’s defense for a layup in traffic to push the lead to 51-41 with under 9 minutes left.

The Spartans scrambled back with a 5-0 run but Thomas was fouled on a 3-point try by Payne and hit all three free throws to make it 54-46. Craft drove and hit two more free throws with just under 5 minutes left before Denzel Valentine scored on a short half-hook. But Thomas came right back by muscling in a shot while being fouled and then completing the three-point play to make it 61-52 with 3:54 left. Two fouls shots apiece by Nix, Payne and Harris pulled the Spartans to 61-59, but Craft sped by Keith Appling for a lunging layup with 2:22 left. After a free throw by Appling, the Buckeyes missed a shot, were awarded the ball in a scrum via alternate possession and Ravenel, the only senior on the team, rebounded and was fouled. He hit both shots to push the lead to 65-60 with 1:13 left.

Johnson wins second Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson. Patrick made history up front at the Daytona 500 Sunday, only to see Johnson make a late push ahead of her and reclaim his spot at the top of his sport. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for Johnson, a five-time NASCAR champion who first won “The Great American Race” in 2006. “There is no other way to start the season than to win the Daytona 500. I’m a very lucky man to

have won it twice,” said Johnson, who won in his 400th career start. “I’m very honored to be on that trophy with all the greats that have ever been in our sport.” It comes a year after Johnson completed only one lap in the race because of a wreck that also collected Patrick, and just three months after Johnson lost his bid for a sixth Sprint Cup title to go two years without a championship after winning five straight. Patrick, the first woman to win the pole, also became the first

woman to lead the race. She was running third on the last lap, but faded to eighth at the finish and admitted she’ll replay it over in her mind. “I would imagine pretty much anyone would be kicking themselves about what they coulda, shoulda have done to give themselves an opportunity to win,” she said. “I think that’s what I was feeling today, was uncertainty as to how I was going to accomplish that.” There were several multi-car crashes during the race, none approach-

ing the magnitude of the wreck that injured more than two dozen fans a day earlier in the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the same track. Daytona International Speedway workers were up until 2 a.m repairing the fence that was damaged in the accident, and track officials offered Sunday morning to move any fans who felt uneasy sitting too close to the track. Several drivers said the accident and concern for the fans stuck with them overnight and into Sunday morning, and

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