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February 27, 2013

Vol. 123 No. 41




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Fallen hero honored Bronze Star awarded posthumously


DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Thomas V. Francis • Elaine V. Stewart • Shirley A. Sage • Clyde E. “Skeeter” Hoffman • Elise C. VanOss • Jacqueline A. Ott • Alva F. Kittle • Leonard E. “Leo” Hauser • James T. Rudd Jr.

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

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child’s reason without destroying your own.” — John Mason Brown, American essayist (19001969) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Gold had been “in country,” as servicemen called their deployments in Vietnam, for just five months when he was mortally wounded in a battle with Viet Cong forces near Dau Tieng. The commendation cited him “for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. “Sgt. Gold’s company was moving through the extremely thick jungle area, when an enemy base camp was discovered,” the commendation said. “During the adSee HERO/Page 8A

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CARLEEN PETTIT (left) of Sidney, widow of Robert Gold, is presented the Bronze Star by Jon Johnson, of Sidney, for her husband's bravery in action during the Vietnam War. The presentation took place Tuesday at Sidney VFW Post 4239.

Keeping our students safe Teachers begin emergency training BY TOM MILLHOUSE A group of 30 teachers, administrators and other school staff began breaking new ground Tuesday night with the opening class of the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office concealed carry and emergency response training. During his brief opening comments, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart said he realized that everyone taking the class might not go forward to be part of an emergency response team that would be called into action in the event of a school shooting incident. “Not everyone is cut out for this,” he said, urging particiSee SAFE/Page 8A

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SHELBY COUNTY Sheriff John Lenhart gives a brief overview Tuesday of the "Paratus" (Latin for always ready) program his office is overseeing. In attendance were Shelby County teachers enrolled in the program which will teach them how to protect their students with guns on school grounds in the event of a school shooting. The program will also teach a number of life saving techniques.

City’s crime rate rises in 2012 Gessler: Sidney ‘remains a safe community’ BY TOM MILLHOUSE crime reporting trends and analysis during his annual report to city council. While the city’s crime rate Violent crime incidents, rose during 2012, Sidney Po- which include murder, roblice Chief Kevin Gessler as- bery, forcible rape aggravated sured Sidney City Council assault rose from 48 incidents members Monday night that in 2011 to 61 last year. The “Sidney remains a safe com- greatest increases came in munity.” forcible rape (up from 5 in Gessler presented uniform 2011 to 31 in 2012) and ag-

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crime in 2012 over 2011, we are still below the frequency of violent crime for similar cities our size,” Gessler said. Property crime incidents also rose last year with 1,292 incidents compared to 1,235 in 2011. Gessler said most of the increase was due to a spike in burglaries and breakSee CRIME/Page 8A


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Forty-six years to the day after one of Sidney’s own was killed in action in Vietnam, his widow was presented with the medal he won for valor in the field. During a moving ceremony at the VFW hall Tuesday, Carleen Pettit, of Sidney, received the Bronze Star with V device that was awarded to her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Robert C. Gold, posthumously in 1967. It was presented by Gold’s best friend, Jon Johnson, of Sidney, as Ed Ball, executive director of the Shelby County Veterans Services Office, read the commendation. Gold was 20 years old and


Police log TUESDAY -5:37 a.m.: theft. Susan L. Rupert, of Sidney, reported a prepaid credit card valued at $600 was stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue. MONDAY -7:47 p.m.: laptop stolen. A juvenile reported the theft of a laptop computer valued at $328 from an East Avenue residence. -11:38 a.m.: theft. Police received a report of 100 feet of copper wire was stolen from an Oak Avenue home owned by Bank of America. There was no estimate of loss. -6:38 a.m.: theft. Ronald L. Franklin, 415 Jefferson St., reported the theft of a Playstation 3 game system, valued at $300. SUNDAY -4:44 p.m.: burglary. Kathleen R. Adams, 826 Mount Vernon, reported a burglary at her residence and the theft of a Playstation 3 game system, prescription Roxecex and Prilozec, valued at approximately $302. -2:02 p.m.: theft. Donald Byrd Strunk, 1608 Park St., reported someone stole his pool table, valued at $350. -3:30 a.m.: theft. Melissa J. Hereford, of Conover, reported items valued at a total of $56 taken from her purse while at 333 Jefferson St. -1:58 a.m.: OVI. Salomon Arellano, 33, was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence. -1:53 a.m.: assault. Two people were reported to have been assaulted at the Dawg Pound Lounge, 553 N. Vandemark Road. -1:50 a.m.: criminal damaging. Noah L. Higgins, of Piqua, reported Dana Scholl, 29, damaged his laptop computer, valued at $500. Scholl was cited. SATURDAY -11:06 p.m.: theft. Shellie Hinkle, 327 N. West Ave., reported the theft of $1,050 in cash. -5:13 p.m.: theft. Two


juveniles were arrested for shoplifting at Walmart. -3:11 p.m.: breaking and entering. A laptop and a backpack containing various items, valued at approximately $910, were reported stolen during a break-in of a detached garage at 702 Foraker Ave. -12:40 p.m.: theft. Adam David Durand, 629 Fielding Road, Apt. A, reported he was shortchanged at 1019 Wapakoneta Ave. -7:55 a.m.: burglary. Wesley R. Driskell, 107 Bay St., reported someone took his cell phone, valued at $120, from his home. FRIDAY -9:14 a.m.: theft. Paperwork was reported stolen by an ex-employee from Reliable Castings. THURSDAY -9:53 a.m.: theft. Charles E. Henry, of Sidney, reported he set his cell phone, valued at $450, down in Walmart and someone took it. -9:19 a.m.: theft. Rachel M. Lavins, 514 S. Main Ave., reported the theft of 40 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from her unlocked vehicle.

Accident Randy A. Thompson Jr., 21, of 106 1/2 E. Poplar St., was cited for making an improper turn following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Court Street and West Avenue at 4:03 a.m. Sunday. Sidney police report Thompson was driving west on Court Street in the left lane when he attempted to make a right turn onto West Avenue and struck a pickup truck being driven in the right lane by Kevin Gillman, 43, 18487 State Route 706. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and there were no injuries reported. • Matthew T. Ostendorf, 16, of Sidney, was stopped for traffic northbound on North Main Avenue when the driver behind him failed to stop and struck the rear of his

vehicle, then left the scene. The vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY 12:01 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road. MONDAY -9:53 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 900 block of North Miami Avenue. -7:39 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of South Miami Avenue. -3:01 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Clinton Avenue. -11:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -8:44 a.m.: call canceled. Firefighters and medics were called to a traffic crash on Interstate 75 at the 94 mile marker, but the call was canceled en route. -4:54 a.m.: false alarm. Emergency personnel responded to a fire alarm at 768 Country Side Street. It was a false alarm. -4:03 a.m.: standby. Fire personnel were on standby for a meth lab deconstruction at 325 E. North St. SUNDAY -7:41 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 200 block of Country Side Street. -6:05 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1900 block of Fair Road. -5:57 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 700 block of Broadway Avenue. -4:42 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 500 block of Fourth Avenue. -4:01 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of West Poplar Street. -3:30 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 400 block of South Wagner Avenue. -9:33 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 200 block of East Poplar Street.

4800 Hardin-Wapakoneta was throwing beer bottles Road on a report of a theft at cars on Jackson Street in Jackson Center. of medication. MONDAY -1:50 a.m.: vandal-1:26 p.m.: theft. ism. Deputies responded Deputies responded to to a report that a man

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New events to be held at fairgrounds BY DEAN EVERSOLE Shelby County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) members learned of new events coming to the grounds at their meeting last week. Members were also told by Secretary Jerry Schaffner of a possible change in the Ohio sales tax. He noted that in Gov. John Kasich’s 2013 budget, it appears fairs would be asked to pay taxes on admission, rides, games, overnight trailers and parking. Schaffner encouraged members to call their state representatives and senators to express opposition the plan as it would adversely affect the Fair Board’s finances. Treasurer Barb Heilers reported the January expenses were $7,652.95, with revenue of $8,465. The board maintained a checking balance of $11,096 with another $25,000 in a certificate of deposit. The board approved the payment of invoices without objection. Heilers also informed the board that they currently pay $65 per water meter to meet EPA regulations. She said the only way to avoid the charge is to consolidate the meters, but the cost to do so would be much greater than paying the tax. Schaffner announced the auto show Rebel Run was relocating to Shelby County Fairgrounds from Lima. The show will take place Sept. 20-22 and is expected to attract more than 1,700 entries. Last year at Lima

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SUNDAY -6:32 p.m.: larceny. Anna and Botkins Police, along with Sheriff’s personnel, responded to Shannon Drive in Anna on a report of a phone stolen. Suspects were reported to be under the bleachers at the football field.

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the event drew more than 4,000 spectators, but organizers or hoping for increased attendance this year. Fair Board President Tim Everett said a group had approached the board about running Tug- a-Truck and Mud Buggy events. In exchange, the fair will allow for a separate event to take place Aug. 9-10. Everett asked how many people are needed to run the events at the fair and it was decided that eight to 10 would be sufficient. Everett said he would contact the group and work out details. Schaffner announced the board’s website is completed. The entertainment schedule can be viewed at the site and as the fair approaches more information will be added. Everett informed the board that $6,500 in sponsorship has been committed, but noted more work is needed and encouraged members to keep seeking out sponsorships. A special day for special athletes will be held the Sunday of the Fair. Athletes from Shelby County Special Olympics will be honored at that time. Fair exhibitors will provide informational demonstrations and tours to the athletes. Entertainment will also be provided in the gazebo. Athletes must have competed in the Shelby County Special Olympics in order to participate in the day. The Board approved the Junior Fair Board budget of $20,707 for 2013.

Troopers seize ecstasy, stolen documents and loaded handgun in Auglaize County WAPAKONETA – An Alabama man is facing felony drug and weapon charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 98 ecstasy pills, worth nearly $1,700, stolen documents and a loaded .22 caliber handgun, during a traffic stop in Auglaize County. Troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Impala, with Alabama registration, for

a speed violation on Interstate 75, near milepost 117, at 7:05 a.m. Saturday. During a patdown for weapons, troopers discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun in the driver’s front pocket. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing 98 ecstasy pills, various documents later found to be stolen and a small amount of

In Sidney Municipal Court on Monday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Nathanael J. Rivera, 33, 1209 Constitution Ave., to five days

responded to Honda of America, 12500 Meranda Road on a medical call. MONDAY -10:51 p.m.: medical. The Houston Rescue Squad responded to a Brown Road residence. -8:04 p.m.: fire. The Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center and Van Buren fire departments responded to a washer fire SUNDAY -4:50 p.m.: fire. Quincy Fire Department responded, along with Shelby County deputies, to a report of a fire in an alley in the village of Pemberton.

in jail and levied a fine of $357 and $97 court costs on a charge of driving under the influence. A second DUI charge and a stop sign violation were dismissed. • Alan A. Noe, 28, 310 W. North St, fined $30 and $107.80 court costs on seatbelt violation. • Nicole K. Barhorst, 34, 813 Foraker Ave., fined $30 and $105 court costs on a disorderly conduct charge. • Laura M. Wildenhaus, 44, 567 Bon Air Drive, fined $30 and $105 court costs for speeding. • Destiny A. Murphy, 19, 1162 Riverbend Boulevard, fined $25 and $105 court costs for a reasonable control violation. • Gurdev S. Takhar, 64, 422 E. South St., Botkins, fined $5 and $105 court costs for a

TUESDAY -11:49 a.m.: medical. The Fort Loramie responded to the 8000 block of Ohio 66. The Fairlawn FFA chapter will be hosting a Pan-8:08 a.m.: medical. cake Pig-Out Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m at the The Anna Rescue Squad Fairlawn Schools cafeteria. The meal will include all-you-can-eat bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes and more. Admission at the door is $8 or tickets may be purchased ahead from any Fairlawn FFA member for $7. The profits will be put toward the Seth A. Rogers Agricultural Memorial Scholarship Fund. For tickets or more information, call 492-5930 ext. 125 or email Fairlawn FFA at homan@fair"Proud to be

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reasonable control violation. • Brian J. Douglas, 30, 3230 N. Kuther Road, fined $150 and $111 court costs on a display of license charge. • Christopher Goodine, 21, 873 Crescent Drive, Apt. 2, fined $25 and $111 court costs on an expired license plates charge. • Penny R. Watercutter, 39, 850 Crescent Drive, fined $30 and $105 costs, speeding. • George E. Hesser, 204 Forest St., fined $150 and $111 court costs for a display of license charge. An expired license plate charge was dismissed. • Kathy J. Sayre, 48, 21222 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, $35 and $111 court costs on a use of child restraint violation. • James E. Miller, 54, 12535 State Route 362, Minster, fined $25 and $105 court costs on an obeying traffic control device violation. • Ricky L. Comer, 54, 11531 Staley Road, Anna, fined $25 and $111 court costs on a right of way/stop sign violation. • Jennifer A. Rose, 14381 Woodlawn Drive, fined $30 and $105 court costs for speeding. • Nancy L. Bollinger, 67, 0729 SidneyPlattsville Road, fined $25 and $111 court costs for expired license plates violation. • Sean A. Williamson, 733 Broadway Ave., fined $30 and $135 court costs for speeding. • Audrey A. Willis, 61, 121 Beech St., fined $30 on a seatbelt violation.


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MINSTER — Elsie C. VanOss, 95, formerly of South Hanover Street, Minster, died at 3:15 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. She had been a resident there for nine years. She was born June 19, 1917, in Fort Loramie, to and Amelia Albert (Boerger) Freytag. On Feb. 21, 1944, she married Edmund G. VanOss. He died Oct. 27, 2002. She is survived by three children: Gretchen and Jim Eilerman, of Fort Loramie; Ellen and Paul Zircher, of Fort Loramie, and Mark and Jean VanOss, of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert and Marge Freytag, of Minster; and two sisters-inlaw, Ellen Freytag, of Sidney, and Anne Freytag, of Minster. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Karl and Robert Freytag, and four sisters, Marie Winklejohn, Louise Tebbe, Paula Monahan and Mar-

garet Schrimpf. Elsie was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Mission Commission of the church. She was a 1935 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and enjoyed reading, baking, traveling and walks in the local cemetery. She was retired as head librarian at Stallo Memorial Library in Minster after 20 years of service. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, presider. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorial donations may be made to The Heritage Manor Activity Fund. Condolences may be at left

Clyde E. ‘Skeeter’ Hoffman Clyde E. “Skeeter” Hoffman, 91, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Champaign County on July 22, 1921, a son of the late Ernest Guy and Eva Edna Russell Hoffman. On Dec. 23, 1944, in Sidney, he married Claurys Ina Pond, and she preceded him in death on April 29, 2005. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Ruth Shanley, Monabelle Maddy and Garnet Ann Hoffman. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Amy (Greg Kiefer) Hoffman, of Shingle Springs, Calif.; and his brother, Kenneth Hoffman, of Rosewood. Skeeter graduated from Rosewood High School. He worked at

Stolle Corp. for 38 years, where he retired as a receiving clerk. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and was an avid card player. He also enjoyed playing baseball in his youth. He was a member of the Stolle Retirees and the Sidney Senior Citizens. Skeeter enjoyed a large gathering of family and friends for his 90th birthday in St. Paris in 2011. Pastor Andy Leighty conducts a funeral at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Rexer-RigginMadden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Burial is in the Springhill Cemetery, Springhills. Condolences may be expressed at

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PIQUA — Alva F. Kittle, 90, of Piqua, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Private burial services will be held at Miami Memorial park, Covington. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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PIQUA — Shirley A. Sage, 74, of Piqua, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Sidney on July 15, 1938, to Annabelle (Parr) Gates Smith, Lima, and the late Emerson Gates. On June 12, 1953, in Sidney, she married Austin R. Sage. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1992. Shirley is survived by one daughter, Lisa Byers, of Piqua; one brother and sister-inlaw, William and Gloria Gates, of Sidney; half brother and sister-inlaw, Edwin and Jen Vanhorn, of Michigan; two sisters and brother-inlaw, Nancy and Leo Bender, of Tennessee and Janice Moore, of Lima; three half sisters and brother-in-law, Linda and Jerry Wireman of Lima, Patricia Clark, of Botkins and Tammy Alstep,of Lima; very good friend, Janet Kloeker, of Piqua; two grandchildren, Penny (Dustin) Sage-Black and Eliza-

beth Sage, both of Piqua; and four great grandchildren, Steven Earls, Carissa Cavanaugh, Logan Black and Preston Wireman. She was preceded in death by one son, Austin R. Sage Jr; one sister, Sandra Compton; one brother, Dennis Gates; and one granddaughter, Amber Byers. Shirley worked for Atlas Allen-A in Piqua for more than 20 years. She also worked in janitorial for Proclean and K & B for years. Shirley was an assembler at Copeland Corporation, Sidney for six years before retiring. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Thomas V. Francis RUSSIA — Thomas V. Francis, 90, of 214 W. Main St., Russia, passed away at 3:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He was born Aug. 29, 1922, Russia, to Felix and Anna (Voisard) Francis. He was a lifelong resident of Russia and a 1940 graduate of Russia High School. On Feb. 28, 1946, he married Corrine R. Puthoff in St. Patrick. She died May 11, 1995. Surviving are four sons and three daughters and their spouses, William and Mary Louise (Sherman) Francis, of Russia, Kathy and Dale Nichols, of Russia, Shirley and James Shenk, of Minster, David and Clarice (Novicki) Francis, of Troy, Patrick and Susan (Diller) Francis, of Troy, and Renee and Jay Purpus, of Minster, and Bradley and (Raterman) Melissa Francis of Russia. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 38 greatgrandchildren; and five s t e p - g r e a t grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Scofield, of Van Wert, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Francis, of Russia. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Wilmer (Cora), Delbert (Ruth), Glenn (Melva), Earl (Marie) and Leo; and two sisters, Mrs. Ora (Gertrude) Armstrong and Mrs. James (Freda) Daugherty. Tom was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. He was also a United States Navy veteran of World War II serving from 1942-46 with two years in the Southwest Pacific Islands. He was a lifetime charter member of the World War II Memorial - Washington D.C., charter member National World War II Museum — New Orleans, and a member of the

United States Navy Memorial Foundation — Wa s h i n g t o n D.C. He was cofounder of Franc i s Manufacturing Co. in Russia, established 1946 and served as president of company the until his retirement in 1991. He was co-owner of Superior Aluminum Products in Russia and served as president from 1966-93. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 661, Life Member of Sidney American Legion Post 217, Life Member and past Grand Knight of St. Remy Council of the Knights of Columbus, Past President of the Russia Civic Association, member of Russia Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, served on board of directors of Bank One, Sidney for 21 years, served on board of directors of Community Lanes in Minster, served on board of trustees Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, served on board of trustees Wilson Hospital Foundation and established the Thomas V. and Corrine R. Francis Family Foundation in 1995. Mr. Francis was selected as the 2003 recipient of Sidney-Shelby the County Chamber of Commerce “Zenith Award” for his accomplishments and contrito the butions community. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Remy Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Frank Amberger as Presider. Burial will follow at St. Remy Cemetery with full military rites. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9:00-9:45 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Russia. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wilson Memorial Hospice Care or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Elaine V. Stewart Elaine V. Stewart, 65, of 882 Countryside Lane Apt. E, Sidney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 6:53 p.m. at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home. She was born on June 16, 1947, in Sidney, the daughter of Virginia (Fledderjohann) Snyder of Sidney, and the late Robert Snyder. On Jan. 23, 1965 she married Dennis L. Stewart who survives along with four sons, Jeff Stewart and wife Pam, Scott Stewart and wife Becky, Robert Stewart and wife Kim, and Josh Stewart and wife Donna, all of Sidney; six grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor and Ryan Stewart, Katie and Cody Orput and Chase Stewart; and four great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Holbrooks, McKenzie Poore, Addison and Sophie Walker. She was preceded in death by one son, David Ray Stewart, and two brothers, David and Gary Snyder.

Mrs. Stewart was a 1965 graduate of Sidney High School, and retired as a housekeeper for Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sidney. In keeping with Mrs. Stewart’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 2 p.m at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave. Sidney, with Pastor Chad Wilson officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney. Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in memory of Elaine V. Stewart. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Stewart family at the funeral home’s website,

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Teen pleads guilty to school shootings BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN The Associated Press

AP Photo/Al Behrman

A DEALER practices on a baccarat table inside Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Tuesday in Cincinnati. The casino with a 100,000 foot gaming floor is set to open to the public Monday.

AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool

T. J. LANE looks up during court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday in Chardon. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. time of the crimes. Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz said the plea provided the same outcome that he wanted from a trial. Families of the victims agreed that Lane should face life in prison, he said. Flaiz said he was prepared to present a motive at trial but declined to specify it. Two wounded survivors and parents of most of the victims watched Lane’s plea. Bob Parmertor, father of Danny Parmertor, 16, who was killed, said after the plea that he felt

justice would be done if Lane “will never see daylight again� outside prison. “We’re just very glad it’s not going to trial,� he said. Lane’s grandmother, weeping quietly, sat arm’s length from Nick Walczak, who was rolled into court in a wheelchair. Walczak, who was crippled in the attack, shifted his eyes to Lane as the attempted aggravated murder charge detailing his case was read by the judge. Lane was determined to take responsibility, his attorney said after the court session.

‘Despicable’ dad sentenced BY DAN SEWELL The Associated Press DAYTON (AP) — A judge who called the crimes “despicable� sentenced an adoptive father Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison, the second lengthy sentence for the 40-year-old western Ohio man who admitted raping three boys in his care and allowing two other men to rape one of his adopted sons. The sentence here will run at the same time with one of 60 years to life in another case, virtually ensuring that he will spend the rest of his life in prison. In both cases, he pleaded guilty after reaching agreements with prosecutors. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Katherine Huffman followed the agreedto sentence for his guilty plea to one count of child rape and one count of complicity to child rape. She told the man he had cooperated fully with investigators, but she called his crime “the despicable abuse of your own child, and you allowed others to do the same to this child. “Your conduct demonstrated your willingness to violate the most impor-

tant relationship that we possibly can have in life — between a parent and a child,� she said, telling the man he destroyed the boy’s trust him in. “His future and his life are irreparably damaged.� Asked if he wanted to make a statement in court, the man replied: “No, ma’am.� The sentencing wraps up child rape cases against the man and two other men he allegedly arranged to let rape an adopted son who was 10 at the time. A Dayton area man earlier pleaded guilty to child rape counts in Montgomery County; the other case was in the adoptive father’s home county of Miami, where another man pleaded no contest to child rape. The adoptive father had agreed to testify against both men if their cases went to trial. “He really wanted to make sure that these children didn’t have to testify, and that was at the end of the day the most important thing,� Nick Gounaris, attorney for the adoptive father, said after sentencing. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said the state’s hope and expectation with the deal is that “this individual

will die in the penitentiary.� He called the case “incredible and disturbing� and urged that people be vigilant against child abuse. “I think it also points out how important it is, as a community, that we really work together to stop child abuse,� Heck told reporters. The adoptive father was arrested a year ago Sunday after an investigation that began with an undercover detective looking into an online posting about what was called “taboo� sex. The adoptive father pleaded guilty Nov. 2 to six counts of raping the three young boys in his care in Miami County.

Cincinnati casino gearing up for Monday opening CINCINNATI (AP) — Cocktail servers in red bustiers and short, black skirts carried around cocktails, dealers practiced taking chips and doling out winnings, and slot machines chimed as the last of four voter-approved casinos in Ohio geared up Tuesday for its opening in less than a week. Minus the gamblers, the $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati looked every bit like a fully functioning casino during a preview for members of the media. “Bring the dice in! What are you waiting for?� yelled a supervisor at a craps table where dealers took turns pretending to gamble and testing themselves. They mimicked what a real craps table will be like, with clapping, cheers of “Woo hoo!� and plenty of shouting. The workers also were preparing for a dry run of the sleek two-story, 400,000-square-foot casino on Wednesday, when about 30 agents with the Ohio Casino Control Commission will be on the lookout for problems big and small. While the casino already has its gambling license, it must pass the commission’s test on Wednesday in order to open to the public on Monday.

If all the issues are minor, the casino would get the go-ahead by the end of the week. If any major operational problems arise, the opening could be delayed. “Think of it as a dress rehearsal,� said Matt Schuler, executive director of the commission. “It’s an opportunity for the casino and its employees to show they can do everything by the book — security, surveillance, all financial transactions, the movement of the money from the floor to the count room. We will watch everything.� Casinos in Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus all opened last year on time after their dry runs. The invite-only dry run is for family, friends and business partners of the casino’s staff, and is closed to members of the media and general public. They’ll be gambling at the casino’s 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games, with all proceeds going to charity. The facility also includes a buffet, a VIP players’ lounge with limits as high as $50,000 a hand, a World Series of Poker room, and three outward-facing restaurants, including singer Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Bobby’s Burger Palace by celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Tea party groups oppose expansion TOLEDO (AP) — Several tea party groups in Ohio say they’ll work to stop the state from expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income residents, arguing it will be too costly and won’t reduce high health care costs down the road. Leaders of two dozen tea party organizations sent a letter to Republican Gov. John Kasich telling him that they’re against his Medicaid proposal. “There is no such thing as ‘free money,’ and borrowing taxpayer dollars to pay for an expanded entitlement program does not solve the long term

problem of affordable health care,� said Marianne Gasiecki, a co-leader of the Tea Party Patriots in Ohio. Their stance isn’t a surprise since most conservative groups oppose President Barack Obama’s health care law, which makes Medicaid expansion a key part of the plan. State lawmakers, who must approve the expansion, are hearing details about the plan included in Kasich’s two-year budget proposal. The director of Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services told the House fi-

nance committee on Tuesday that expanding Medicaid would reduce wait times for counseling and other services and save the state money. Tracy Plouck, director of the department, said many Ohio residents who receive mental health and addiction treatment paid for by the state and local governments would be eligible for those services through Medicaid if the expansion is approved.

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CHARDON (AP) — A teenager charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday, the eve of the first anniversary of the shooting rampage. T.J. Lane, now 18, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. The Wednesday anniversary of the attacks at Chardon High School comes after a year of mass shootings, including one that left dead 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., and another that claimed 12 lives at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. The anniversary in Chardon, a tight-knit courthouse community east of Cleveland, will be marked with a memorial walk and service activities at the school. Lane, dressed in a green open-collar shirt and dark slacks with his once-shaggy hair buzzed short, held his head up without emotion Tuesday as he repeatedly said, “Yes, your honor,� to questions posed to him by the judge. He could face life in prison. Judge David Fuhry scheduled sentencing for March 19. Lane wasn’t subject to the death penalty because he was 17 at the

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2013. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1933, Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justification for suspending civil liberties. On this date: • In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. • In 1911, inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillac’s motor with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking. • In 1913, author and playwright Irwin Shaw (“Rich Man, Poor Man”) was born in New York. • In 1922, the Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote. • In 1939, the Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., outlawed sit-down strikes. • In 1943, during World War II, Norwegian commandos launched a raid to sabotage a German-operated heavy water plant in Norway. The U.S. government began circulating one-cent coins made of steel plated with zinc (the steel pennies proved very unpopular, since they were easily mistaken for dimes). • In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified. • In 1960, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, 3-2, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.) • In 1968, at the conclusion of a CBS News special report on the Vietnam War, Walter Cronkite delivered a commentary in which he said the conflict appeared “mired in stalemate.” • In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until May.) • In 1982, Wayne Williams was found guilty of murdering two of the 28 young blacks whose bodies were found in the Atlanta area over a 22-month period. (Williams, who was also blamed for 22 other deaths, has maintained his innocence.)


Bald eagle captured PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A radio transmitter and then a feast of quail and mouse led to the capture of a California zoo’s bald eagle after three days on the lam. The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo’s tame 24-year-old bald eagle Sequoia was enjoying her daily exercise Saturday at a park when strong winds spooked her. Instead of returning to handlers, she flew north and roosted in Menlo Park. The San Jose Mercury News reports Sequoia was tracked Monday to a tree in Redwood City. The famished bird finally dropped from her perch to the arm of trainer John Flynn, who rewarded her with a quail and mouse feast.

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Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt BY MAGGIE MICHAEL The Associated Press LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — The terror lasted less than two minutes: Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to escape the blazing gondola leaped to their deaths. Nineteen people were killed Tuesday in what appeared to be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. A British tourist and the Egyptian pilot, who was badly burned, were the sole survivors. The tragedy raised worries of another blow to the nation’s vital tourism industry, decimated by two years of unrest since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The southern city of Luxor has been hit hard, with vacant hotel rooms and empty cruise ships. It also prompted accusations that authorities have let safety standards decline amid the political turmoil and infighting, although civil aviation officials said the balloon had been inspected recently and that the pilot may have been to blame, jumping out rather than stopping the fire. Authorities suspended hot air balloon flights, a popular tourist attraction here, while

AP Photo/Nasser Nasser

DAMAGED REMAINS of the hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, Egypt, lie in a field at the site of the accident Tuesday. The hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world’s deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new blow to Egypt’s ailing tourism industry. investigators determined the cause. The balloon was carrying 20 tourists — from France, Britain, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong — and an Egyptian pilot on a flight over Luxor, 510 kilometers (320 miles) south of Cairo, officials said. The flights provide spectacular views of the ancient Karnak and Luxor temples and the Valley of the Kings, the burial ground of Tutankhamun

and other pharaohs. According to initial indications, the balloon was in the process of landing after 7 a.m. when a cable got caught around a helium tube and a fire erupted, according to an investigator with the state prosecutor’s office. The balloon then ascended rapidly, the investigator said. The fire detonated a gas canister and the balloon plunged about 300 meters (1,000 feet) to the ground, crashing in a

sugar cane field outside alDhabaa village just west of Luxor, a security official said. Both the investigator and the security official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. “I saw tourists catching fire and they were jumping from the balloon,” said Hassan Abdel-Rasoul, a farmer in alDhabaa. “They were trying to flee the fire but it was on their bodies.”

Benedict to be called Boehner gets salty ‘emeritus pope’ VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called “pope” and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them. The Vatican’s announcement Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement, be called “Your Holiness” and continue to wear the white cassock associated with the papacy has fueled concerns about potential conflicts arising from the peculiar reality now facing the Catholic Church: having one reigning and one retired pope. Benedict’s title and what he will wear have been a major source of speculation since the 85-year-old pontiff stunned the world and announced he would resign Thursday, the first pope to do so in 600 years. There has been good reason why popes haven’t stepped down in past centuries, given the possibility for divided allegiances and even schism. But the Vatican insists that while the situation created by Benedict’s retirement is certainly unique, no major conflicts will arise. “According to the evolution of Catholic doctrine and mentality, there is only one pope. Clearly it’s a new situation, but I don’t think there will be problems,” Giovanni Maria Vian, the editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, said in an interview. Critics aren’t so sure. Some Vatican-based cardinals have privately grumbled that it will make it more difficult for the next pope with Benedict still around. Swiss theologian Hans Kueng, Benedict’s one-time colleagueturned-critic, went further: “With Benedict XVI, there is a risk of a shadow pope who has abdicated but can still indirectly exert influence,” he told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine last week. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Tuesday that Benedict himself decided on his name and wardrobe in consultation with others, settling on “Your Holiness Benedict XVI” and either “emeritus pope” or “emeritus Roman pontiff.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is using salty language to prod the Senate to act on legislation to replace automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. Boehner complained at a news conference Tuesday that the House has twice passed bills that would replace the across-the-board cuts with more targeted reductions, while the Senate has not acted.

Senate Democrats have unveiled a package that would replace the sequester with a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. The Senate could act on a bill later this week, though it is unlikely to pass because Republicans oppose the tax hikes. A frustrated Boehner told reporters, quote, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”

Midwest paralyzed again KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma panhandle to the Great Lakes. The weight of the snow strained power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses. At least three deaths were blamed on the blizzard.

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued a rare “no travel” advisory, urging people to stay off highways except in case of a dire emergency. Conditions were so bad that some snowplows slid into ditches, underlining the danger even to well-equipped travelers. “It’s straight hell. It’s snowing, blowing, drifting, everything,” said Robert Branscecum, a trucker from Campton, Ill., who was hauling Wal-Mart merchandise to Dallas.

Capt. Kirk’s Vulcan entry wins moons contest CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — “Star Trek” fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. Vulcan snared nearly 200,000 votes among the more than 450,000 cast during the two-week contest, which ended Monday. In second place with nearly 100,000 votes was Cerberus, the threeheaded dog that guarded the gates of the underworld. Vulcan was the Roman god of lava and smoke, and the nephew of Pluto. Vulcan was also the home planet of the pointyeared humanoids in the “Star Trek” shows. Think Mr. Spock. “174,062 votes and Vulcan came out on top of the voting for the naming of Pluto’s moons. Thank you to all who voted!” Shatner said in a tweet once the tally was complete. Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the reason- and logic-based Spock, had this to say in an email to The Associated Press: “If my people were emotional they would say they are pleased.”

Don’t assume Vulcan and Cerberus are shoo-ins, though, for the two tiny moons discovered over the past two years with the Hubble Space Telescope. The contest was conducted by SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., the research base for the primary moon hunter. The 10 astronomers who made the discoveries will take the voting results into account, as they come up with what they consider to be the two best names. The International Astronomical Union has the final say, and it could be another month or two before an edict is forthcoming. Now known as P4 and P5, the moons are 15 to 20 miles across. The leader of the teams that discovered the mini-moons, Mark Showalter said Monday he is leaning toward the popular vote. But Showalter pointed out that asteroids thought to orbit close to the sun are called vulcanoids, and there could be some confusion if a moon of Pluto were to be named Vulcan. Vulcan, in fact, was the name given in the 19th century to a possible planet believed to orbit even closer to the sun than Mercury; no such planet ever was found.

What’s more, Showalter said in a phone interview, Vulcan is associated with lava and volcanoes, while distant Pluto is anything but hot. As for Cerberus, an asteroid already bears that name, so maybe the Greek version, Kerberos, would suffice, said Showalter, a senior research scientist at SETI’s Carl Sagan Center. Styx landed in No. 3 position with nearly 88,000 votes. That’s the river to the underworld. Pluto’s three bigger moons are Charon, Nix and Hydra. To be considered, the potential names for the two mini-moons also had to come from Greek or Roman mythology, and deal with the underworld. Twenty-one choices were available at the website when voting ended Monday. Of those, nine were write-in candidates suggested by the public, including Shatner’s entry for Vulcan. Shatner’s second choice for a name, Romulus, did not make the cut. That’s because an asteroid already has a moon by that name — along with a moon named Remus.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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Civic band logs successful year


This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. Thursday Morning • Upper Valley Medical Center hosts a Mom and Baby Get Together group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Farm House on the center campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and learn about breastfeeding and the baby. For information, call (937) 440-4906. • 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. • The Adult Highly Recommended Book Club will meet at the New Bremen Public Library at 1 p.m.

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 Sea” adventures for children 2-6 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. • Parkinson’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Brethren s Home, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville. For more information, call (937) 5483188.

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Philip Director Chilcote created a variety of mus i c a l concerts this 36th season and the Sidney C i v i c B a n d Cassad-Lodge ( S C B ) h a d strong attendance throughout the summer (the band ran out of printed concerts at two of its concerts) according to Sherrie Cassad-Lodge. Her report goes on to say that the extreme weather presented some challenges for the outdoor band, however, with thunderstorms and high heat prompting SCB to move indoors twice to the First Church of God in June and July. Seven Shelby County students were selected to serve in the band’s newly-created student apprenticeship program in 2012. Each student was partnered with a seasoned band musician and performed at five of the band’s summer shows. Skip and Tracy Wolford established a $500 Wolford Music Foundation Scholarship, which was won by gifted

PROGRESS 2013 student musician Ryan Gates, a music major starting college this past fall at Capital University. Special shows included the very popular “Patriotic Salute to Veterans,” held on July 6 to a standing-room-only crowd at the First Church of God in honor of Master Sergeant Jeffrey Rieck, a “local son” who was killed in North Afghanistan in April 2012. Also honored that evening was Maplewood resident Mike Clark, a Vietnam veteran selected as 2012 National Veteran of the Year. The Relay for Life team created an ice cream social during the “Old Fashioned Band” concert on June 15, bringing ice cream for patrons to enjoy. Members of the Sidney High School Marching Band joined SCB to play music on the square on June 22. SHS promoted its 2012 band uniform campaign and, happily, met its goal later that summer. A concertgoer suggested the June 29 theme, “Music from the Movies,” and guest con-

ductor Sergeant-Major (Ret.) U.S. Army Ken McCoy joined the band for the evening, which included a work specifically commissioned for the show. SCB finished on a high note with “Three Tenors and a Diva” on July 29, which featured an original composition, “The World is in Your Hands,” written by soloist Ben Chilcote, collaborating with his father, Phil, to create the song on behalf of the group. Vintage car owners gathered on the downtown square on Friday nights throughout the summer and guests could take a “blast to the past” prior to or after each performance. The band partnered with Downtown Sidney to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the farmer’s market. Band members volunteered to play at this community celebration on July 14, as well as returning on Sept. 8 to perform a mini-concert following the opening ceremony at the Applefest. A new president, Ken Monnier, joined the ninemember board in January 2012 and the band produced a DVD com-

memorating its “Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary Concert,” distributing 150 sets to date. SCB finished its year in the decorated beautifully church with a Christmas concert. The Spot Restaurant celebrated its 105th anniversary and for the fifth year, donated a pie each week; Hits 105.5 promoted the shows while The Sidney Daily News was generous in its coverage of the band’s events. Additional partners included the Fairlawn Schools Music Boosters, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the First Church of God Relay for Life team. Woodworker Lewis Haas built a beautiful wood podium as a gift to the band. Fully collapsible and easy to transport, it will be used for years to come. More than 400 people receive advance note of each weekly concert as well as venue changes due to weather. To join the list, send an email to To learn more about the band, visit its Facebook page at band. Bring a chair to the square in June 2013!

QUICK READ PHS Class of ’61 to meet

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

PIQUA — The classmates from the Piqua Central High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Covington at Buffalo Jack’s restaurant, 137 S. High St. Spouses are welcomed Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, to attend. in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. Library seeks • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Players items

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PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library seeks memorabilia of Piqua Players for its archives. The local history department will accept donations of scrapbooks, programs, photos, flyers and other items from the organization which formed in 1951 and presented three plays annually for 50 years. The Sunday Afternoon group disbanded in the • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly early 2000s. For informaSunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road tion, call Gary Meek at beginning at 1 p.m. Program one round at five dif- (937) 773-6753. ferent targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Five generations A five-generation family recently posed for a photo. They are (front row) Julie Henman, of Sidney, holding her grandson, Camden Henman. (Back row, from left) Camden’s father, Cody Henman, of Sidney, his great-greatgrandfather, Harry Sweigart, of Sidney, and his great-grandmother, Rebecca Boyer, of Anna.

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Dear Readers: Everyone has a cutting board or two in the kitchen, and some are in pretty bad shape! Here are recommendaMonday Afternoon tions from the • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the SidUnited States ney Moose Lodge. For information, call 492-3167. Department of To access the Community Calendar online, visit Agriculture, click on “Living” and garding cutting then on “Calendar.” boards to help keep food safe: • Nonporous boards made of glass or recycled

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

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porous and solid-wood cutting boards can be washed in the dishwasher. (Heloise here: Although the USDA states that a wooden cutting board can be put in a dishwasher, I hand-wash mine.) • Over time, all cutting boards wear down and need to be replaced. A sure sign that they need replacing is deep grooves that become difficult to properly clean. — Heloise EGG SEPARATOR Dear Heloise: I finally found a way to separate

my egg whites from the yolks: I just break them into a small colander! The egg whites easily drop out of the colander, leaving the yolks behind. — Sara B., via email After testing this hint in Heloise Central, it works, but it takes some time for the whites to get through the colander. What we did was use a slotted spoon to move the egg around a little, then just used the spoon to easily remove the yolk from the whites. — Heloise

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TROY — Troy Christian Schools has cancelled its ’80s Beach Bash planned for Saturday. The event, which was open to the public, has been postponed until a later date this year, still to be announced. “We look forward to holding this event sometime in the autumn,”said Shelly Calvert, event coordinator. “We have a fabulous band lined up, great games for prizes, photo booth and valuable auction items. We

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Rappers, heavy metal Ed center plans China trip bands to play Saturday for students, teachers Neil Karn, of Sidney, has organized Scared to Dream Entertainment and hopes to establish a monthly series of concerts for teens and young adults here. The first will be Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 1200 Broadway Ave. A slate of hip-hop rappers, headlined by Jaronie, will begin at 4:30 p.m. and run until about 6 p.m. Devium will headline the heavy metal bands who will begin performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and attendees can come and go throughout the day for one admission price. Other rappers on the bill are Sosared, Young Freddo, Jailuv, G-fellas and Doesha. Bands performing in

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Devium, above, and Jaronie, at right, will headline concerts at the Moose Lodge to be presented by Scared to Dream Entertainment Friday.

The Shelby County Service Educational Center (ESC) and the Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) have partnered to plan a trip to China for up to three high school students and two teachers. The cost for the trip, June 7-17, will be approximately $2,500 per person. The trip is the first step in establishing a stronger partnership with a sister school and the eventual implementation of an expanded world language program. All participants must be willing to cover trip fee if sponsorships and/or local fundraising opportunities do not gen-

the evening also include Pseudo Agenda, Echoes of Empathy and From Silence to VioIn the sixth annual lence. event are 4:20 Clinic Sponsors of the and Lost Souls Tattoo. Pro-life Oratory Contest of Shelby County, recently sponsored by Right to Life - Shelby County, Ethan Jock, a 8:15 a.m. Advance regis- dard,� and “Researching senior at Lehman tration by March 16 is Your New England An- Catholic High School $15. Walk-ins are $20. cestors�; Debra Nowell, won first prize. Those who join the “DNA & Genealogy, He will represent MCHGS at the time of Parts 1 and 2�; and Shelby County in the registration can pay half Joseph Heer, Ph.D., state contest in Columprice, $7 for a 2013 mem- “Using Family Search, bus April 27, with a bership through Dec. Beginner� and “Climbing chance to win a paid 31st. Full price is $14. Higher with Family trip to the National Speakers will be Deb- Search.� orah Carder Mayes, There will also be Right to Life Conven“Finding Eliza Jane: door prizes, vendors and tion competition. Second place went to Civil War hand-outs. For informaUsing Records� and “Talking to tion, call (937) 773-5100 Christy Trisler, enrolled the Dead�; Derek Davey, or email in the Post Secondary Education Program at “Genealogy Proof Stan-

RECENT BIRTHS MONTGOMERY LOVELAND — Tara and Matthew Montgomery, of Loveland, have announced the birth of a son, Blake Daniel Montgomery, on Feb. 14, 2013, at 7:39 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Brayden, 4, and his sister, Brooke, 2. His maternal grandparents are Ken and Ann Meyer, of Minster. His paternal grandparents are Danny and Debbie Montgomery, of Cleves. His great-grandparents are Darvin and Joanne Perry, of Sterns, Ky., and Fred Boecker and Urban and Eileen Meyer, all of Minster. His mother is the former Tara Meyer, of Minster. DOWNING DEGRAFF — Jerry and Jennifer Downing, of DeGraff, have announced the birth of a son, Holden William Downing, born Feb. 7, 2013, at 1:20 p.m. in the

Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Tucker, 2. His maternal grandparents are Rick and Barb Weaver, of Quincy. His paternal grandparents are Linda Downing, of Rushsylvania, and the late Jerry Downing. His great-grandparents are Thea Roegner, of Houston, and Gene and Betty Wilt, of Rushsylvania. His mother is the former Jennifer Weaver, of Jackson Center. RANLY MINSTER — Kurt and Charity Ranly, of Minster, have announced the birth of a daughter, Phoebe Rose Ranly, born Feb. 19, 2013, at 6:21 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital, in Sidney. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

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SCHLATER ST. HENRY — Mitchell S. and Emily J. Schlater, of St. Henry, have announced the birth of twins born Dec. 7, 2012, in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. A daughter, Winifred Elizabeth “Winnie,� was born at 2:13 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. A son, Henry Thomas “Hank,� was born at 2:14 p.m. He weighed 5 pounds and was 18.5 inches long. Their maternal grandparents are Nick and Connie Gast, of St. Henry. Their paternal grandparents are Stan and Rita Schlater, of Versailles. Their great-grandparents are Virgil Soder, of Sidney, Norb Schlater, of Versailles, Mark and Joan Wenning, of St. Henry, and Tom and Winnie Eckert, of Huntington, Ind. Their mother is the former Emily Gast, of St. Henry.

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BORCHERS RUSSIA — Bruce and Carrie Borchers, of Russia, have announced the birth of a son, Nolan Gerald, born Feb. 8, 2013, at 1:49 p.m., in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brothers, Will, 4, and Lucas, 2. His maternal grandparents are David and Bonnie York, of Russia. His paternal grandparents are Jerry and Sue Borchers, of Russia.

His mother is the former Carrie York, of Russia.

Local students named dents maintained a GPA were enrolled in 12 or to the dean’s list were of 3.25 or higher and more credit hours. Amanda Miller, of Sidney, majoring in child life specialist, and Mason Hoying, of Russia, majoring in biology. To be eligible, stu-

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She was welcomed home by her brothers, Cedric, 7, and Maddex, 3. Her maternal grandparents are Mike and Lori Rose and Tom and Lisa Vondenhuevel. Her paternal grandparents are Dale and Jeanette Ranly and Kris Ranly. Her great-grandparents are Tom Vondenhuevel Sr. and Ramona Rose. Her mother is the former Charity Vondenhuevel, of Fort Loramie.


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later than Friday at noon. This deadline will ensure that passports, visa applications, and final trip details can be obtained prior the booking of flights. Experienced Ohio educators and principals will serve as trip leaders. An experienced world language teacher from Shaker Heights will serve as the interpreter for the trip. The trip is open to all teachers and high school including students, home-schooled students. Interested people should contact Shawn McElroy, director of organizational development for the ESC, at 498-1354.

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Genealogy group sets workshop PIQUA — The Miami County Historical & GeSociety nealogical (MCHGS) has scheduled its 18th annual Routes for Roots Workshop, March 23 at the Fort Piqua Plaza Conference Center, on the 4th floor of Piqua Library. The entrance to the conference center is on the east side of the library, off the Main Street parking area. Registration starts at

erate supplemental funds. The trip begins in Chicago and includes two days in Beijing, seeing the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Olympic Village, the Beijing Opera House and the Beijing International Day School; two days in in Hubei Jingzhou Province, visiting cultural sites and the Jingzhou High School; and two days in Shanghai visiting another school and another cultural site. The group returns to Chicago on June 17. The Shelby County Educational Service Center needs to identify students and teachers no


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SAFE cealed carry training, the program will include weapons safety and storage, tactics for handling weapons, how to deal with suspects and basic gunshot first aid. The last class will be on the firing range. There are 30 teachers, administrators and other employees from Sidney City Schools and other schools in Shelby County. Twenty Sidney School District staff, including Superintendent John Scheu, are taking the course. Other schools represented in the class are Hardin-Houston Fairlawn, Russia and Jackson Center. Instructors for the course are deputies Chris Brown, Jeff Morris and Dave Spicer, and sheriff’s reserve officer Mark Henman. Scheu said school staff taking the course would not be carrying guns in the schools, but “would be able to access handguns at locations” in the schools in the event of an active shooter in the school. He said the tentative plan would call for having armed resource officers in all Sidney City Schools buildings. Scheu said the response team is still in the planning stages and would have to be approved by the Sidney Board of Education. “We would hope to have a plan in place by the start of the 2013-14 school year.” Earlier Tuesday, Scheu said school officials have contacted the district’s insurance carrier about liability issues. Hardin-Houston Superintendent Larry Clay-


From Page 1 Although he said he didn’t have figures for all area communities he did know that Piqua’s property crime index was 6,062, which is slightly lower than Sidney’s 6,086. In another crime-related issue, Law Director Jeffrey Amick presented council members with possible ordinances to regulate panhandling in the city. Amick said there have been reports of panhandling in the city, leading to an “inquiry whether such practice may be locally regulated.” Mayor Mike Barhorst said he has noticed apparently organized groups of panhandlers in the city. Councilman Steve Wagner questioned the issue was worth the effort. “I think it’s an exercise in futility,” Wagner said. Amick said he does think it’s worth the time to address the issue and asked council members to review the draft ordinances for future discussion. In other business council: • Appointed City Manager Mark Cundiff and Barhorst as members of the Community Reinvestment Area Housing Advisory Council. • Heard an explanation of an ordinance which would add a num-

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ber of no through truck signs to the city traffic code map. Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Gary Clough explained that the signs already posted on a number of city streets, but were not on the traffic map. The ordinance will be considered at the March 11 meeting. • Reviewed an ordiance which would lift the right turn on red ban for westbound traffic on Michigan Street at Vandemark Road. Wagner asked if there are accidents at the intersection after the ordinance is approved whether council could reconsider the change and Clough said issue could be revisited if there is a problem. The ordinance will be considered at the March 11 meeting. • Tabled until March 11 an ordinance granting the Ohio Department of Transportation permission to remove an old spur railroad line and structures on the city’s west side. Barhorst suggested the action be delayed until property owners are advised of the state’s plan. • Agreed not to oppose the transfer of a carry out liquor license from Speedway to Northtowne Sunoco Inc. for the Marathon station at 525 North St.

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vance on the enemy base camp, Sgt. Gold was with the lead platoon moving into the area when the company came under intense enemy machine gun fire. The company immediately took up defensive positions, but Sgt. Gold found hmself pinned down on one side of the trail, while his radio operator was pinned down on the other side … Realizing the importance of radio contact in order to bring effective artillery fire on the enemy, Sgt. Gold determined to reach his radio operator’s location despite enemy automatic weapons fire … without regard for his painful wounds, Sgt. Gold desperately tried to reach his radio operator’s position, but was mortally wounded in the attempt. This outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest standards of the military service…” Petitt, Johnson, and Gold’s brothers and sisters had no idea he had been awarded such an important medal soon after his death. “Over a year ago, Jon was on a website and found the 4-deuce mortar platoon that was the company Bob was in,” Pettit told the Sidney Daily News Monday. “(Members of the platoon) had been trying to find me. They had a reunion in Washington, D.C., and I went. I met all the guys who were with him after me.” One of those men found a list on the Internet of soldiers who had awarded the been Bronze Star with V device and Gold’s name was on the list. “They said, ‘Why didn’t you tell us?’” Pettit said. “I said, ‘Because I didn’t know.’” Subsequently, she phoned Ball who furnished email addresses and contact information for the appropriate offices in

Senate confirms Chuck Hagel WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama’s pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military. The vote was 58-41, with four Republicans joining the Democrats in backing the contentious choice. Hagel’s only GOP support came from former colleagues Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Dick Shelby of Alabama and Mike Johanns of Nebraska — all three had announced their support earlier — and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The vote came just hours after Republicans dropped their unprecedented delay of a Pentagon choice.

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U.S. ARMY Sgt. Robert Gold’s guitar, jungle boots and photos are displayed as a tribute to the fallen soldier at a commemorative service for him held at the Sidney VFW Tuesday. Gold’s widow, Carleen Pettit, of Sidney, accepted the Bronze Star on his behalf for his service in Vietnam at the ceremony. Washington. Pettit sent letters and the Army assured her that, yes, her late husband had, indeed, been a medalist. They sent the replacement medal. “He was my high school sweetheart,” Pettit said of Gold. A 1965 Sidney High School graduate, he married her on Aug. 6, 1966, and shipped out on Aug. 26. “We had 20 days together,” Pettit said. And she never saw him alive again. About 50 people attended Tuesday’s event, including Gold’s sisters, Patty Kelly, of Sidney, and Diana Drummond, of Wapakoneta, and his brother, Ed Gold, of Ezel, Ky., and many nieces and nephews. Also attending were Shelby County Commissioner Bob Guillozet and Sidney City Mayor Mike Barhorst. Making the

drive from Saxe, Va., were Bill Benner and his wife, Donna, who represented Gold’s platoon. “We just found out Sunday night that Bob got the Bronze Star,” Benner said. “When Bob was killed, he was a forward observer. I replaced him a couple of months later.” During the ceremony, the names were read of the 14 Shelby County servicemen who were killed in Vietnam and the one who was missing in action. Candles were lit in memory of Gold and the six other men in his unit who were killed in the same battle. An account of the battle was read. Pettit didn’t dwell on the passage of time. “It doesn’t matter that it’s this much later (that the medal comes home),” she said. “It’s just awesome.”

Explosion, fire was accidental The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services, along with the state fire marshal’s office, have completed their investigation of the explosion and fire at the Ivex industrial facility, 456 S. Stolle Ave., Jan. 25 and determined it to be accidental. Investigators concluded the explosion resulted from the release of non-odorized, flammable isobutane gas inside the building. The released gas then was ignited by an unidentified source.The gas release originated in the east side of the building, in the process area at or near the end of extruder line 2, which is one of two extruder lines that inject isobutane into molten plastic to produce expanded foam packaging. The structure and contents sustained heavy damage from the explosion, and loss is estimated at $1 million.

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ins, which totaled 303 in 2012, up from 262 in 2011. “With a 4.6 percent increase in property crime in 2012 over 2011, we continue to have a disproporamount of tionate property crime,” Gessler said. He noted that over a four-year period, stolen property totaled $3,929,428 and damaged property amounted to $732,794. Gessler advised council that Sidney’s violent crime index, which is a measure for comparison to other communities and includes Part 1 crimes (homicide, robbery, forcible rape and aggravated assault) was 226.1, based on the number of crimes per 100,000 population. Gessler said was below the national average of 279.4 for cities with populations of 10,000 to 24,999. Sidney’s 2011 violent crime index represents a slight decrease from 249.65 in 2010. The property crime index (burglaries and break-ins, thefts and auto theft) for Sidney in 2011 was 6,068.01, compared to 2,885.9 for other cities with populations of 10,000 to 24,999. The crime index figures for 2012 are not available as yet. Addressing what steps can be taken to reduce the local crime rate, Gessler pointed to prevention and educating residents to get them more involved. “We’ve got to do more with prevention,” Gessler said, while noting that his department doesn’t have the manpower to fully address crime prevention issues. Gessler said he doesn’t expect much help from the federal government, especially if the sequestration cuts take effect next month. Councilman Tom Miller asked Gessler how Sidney compares with other area communities.

pool said he would be willing to carry a gun if it would help protect students. “I don’t want any students to be injured,” Claypool said in reference to an incident like Sandy Hook. “The goal is that our schools would be as safe as possible for our students,” he said. “We always thought a school was the safest place in the world,” Claypool said of the pre-school shootings era. “We realize that society is changing.” Sidney High School teacher Joe Spangler said he wanted to play a role in making schools more secure. “I think everyone needs to step up and do what is needed to protect our students,” said Spangler, a 10-year military veteran. Spangler said he spoke with his students after being interviewed recently by a television reporter. “They were very supportive, they know we live in a different time.” The cost of the training program is being financed through funds the sheriff’s office receives for processing concealed carry permits, which Lenhart said have soared in recent months. Lenhart said more school personnel will be trained in the future, adding that people from other walks of life may be offered the training. He said he has had considerable public support for the program. “I’ve had no calls from anyone saying, ‘jeez, I don’t think this is right’,” he said.



pants to take the training seriously. Noting that the name of the class is “Paratus,” a Latin word for always ready, Lenhart said like the military, the concept is to train “for the worst and pray you never have to do it.” During a news conference Tuesday night, Lenhart said “if I had told you 10 years ago we be teaching would firearms training to teachers” people would have thought he was crazy. But several school shootings, including the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members, has changed the way school security is viewed. Lenhart said following the Sandy Hook shootings, he met with school administrators to discuss ways to make local schools safer. “It was obvious we needed to tighten things up,” Lenhart said. “No one is excited about having guns in schools,” he said, adding that in today’s society, such steps are needed to protect students. The firearms training program is an outgrowth of a school security meeting held in January organized by Sidney City Schools. Tuesday’s class was the first of four classes in the 16-hour training program, which is believed to be the first countywide training program for educators in the state. In addition to con-

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Cruisin’ to school Jason Ahrns, 15, of Fort Loramie, arrives at Fort Loramie High School Wednesday morning driving a family tractor. Ahrns and other Fort Loramie FFA students drove their tractors to school in celebration of FFA Week. The slow moving tractors made for a longer drive but at least the modern tractors have an enclosed drivers seat for a warmer ride on a cold day. Ahrns is the son of Amy and Vernon Ahrns.

Food Bank receives donation LIMA — The Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to the West Ohio Food Bank in support of its food distribution throughout its 11county area. “This grant will be used to support the mission of the West Ohio Food Bank in creating a hunger-free West Central Ohio by soliciting and providing food and grocery products to approved distribution


agencies; increasing public awareness of domestic hunger and advocating for public policies that eliminate this program,” said Gary Bright, CEO of West Ohio Food Bank. “We are grateful to the Grainger Foundation for its generosity.” The donation was recommended by Rick Larson, branch manager of W.W. Grainger Inc.’s Lima location. Grainger has been part of the Lima business commu-

nity for more than 50 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offereed by West Ohio Food Bank,” said Larson. “We understand the need for West Ohio Food Bank’s food distribution throughout the 11county service area.” The Grainger Foundation, an independent, proviate foundation

based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger Inc. West Ohio Food Bank provides food and grocery-type products to smaller member agencies throughout an 11county service area that includes Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Shelby, Wyandot and Van Wert counties.

My parents won’t allow me to attend school dances DR. WALon campus so are older to actually LACE: My paryou can see for “date.” My problem is that ents do yourself. I’m pos- my so-called best friend, everything possiitive you will be Mindy, also likes this boy, ble to make sure welcomed, so and she is upset because I I don’t get inlong as your visit like him, too. Yesterday at volved with is kept short. school she told me that drugs and alcoSchool activities she liked him before I did, hol. They know are the safest and she didn’t want me all of my friends ’Tween venues for stu- talking with him anyand, so far, they to attend more. She asked me what 12 & 20 dents approve of them. and are excellent I thought was more imDr. Robert Our high places to get ac- portant, our friendship or Wallace school has a quainted with the friendship with this school dance other students. boy. When I said, “our once a month in the gymfriendship,” she said, nasium. All of my girlDR. WALLACE: I’m a “Good, but if you ever talk friends attend these 13-year-old girl. I’m to him again our frienddances and say they have smart, and people think ship is over.” Well, I did never seen any drug or al- I’m pretty. I am also quite not stop having friendly cohol use. My parents popular with boys. I like a conversations with this won’t allow me to attend certain boy in my class, boy, so now Mindy and I these dances. They say and he says that he likes are no longer best friends. that just because my me, too. We always look at In fact, she isn’t speaking friends haven’t seen any each other in class and to me. Do you think I did drug or alcohol transac- smile. He’s really sweet anything wrong? — tions, it is still possible be- and nice and has a good Nameless, Ft. Meyers, cause the lights are sense of humor. We talk a Fla. usually turned down low. lot after class and have NAMELESS: You Since I know you were decided to wait until we made no mistake, but a principal at the high school level, I’d like you to tell my parents that these dances are monitored and are drug and alcohol free. It may help change their minds and allow me to attend the dances. —Nameless, Reno, Nev. PARENTS: I can assure you that school Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua dances are not havens for Monday-Saturday 10-9, Sunday 12-6 drugs and alcohol. Of 937-773-0950 course, there are occasions when students do break the rules, but they are severely disciplined as Made in soon as they’re discovthe USA ered. All school dances have chaperones — Industry Best teachers, administrators TV &APPLIANCES 3 year parts and parents. Some and labor 212 E. North, Sidney schools also hire off-duty warranty, 492-6430 police officers to assist. I commercial OPEN: Mon, Fri 9-5:30 suggest that concerned heavy duty. AWN311 • AWN412 Thurs 9-4 • Fri 9-7 • Sat 9-3 AWN432 • AWN542 parents stop by school and ask the principal if you can observe a dance 2362633

your former “friend” sure did! She lost her best friend and, possibly, the friendship of a nice boy. If she reconsiders and asks you to be her friend again, say yes! Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. E-mail him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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Ohio State University has released its dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. Local students named to the dean’s list were: Minster: William Andrew Baker, Kate Marie Vondenhuevel, Max Andrew Dues, Eric Edward Ahrns, Jennifer Rene Richard, Todd Gary Heitkamp, Cory Douglas Otting, Oliver John Weaver, Evan Bradley Eshleman, Emily Ann Barhorst, Craig Ronald Niekamp, Stacey Marie Riethman and Heather Renee Schmiesing. New Bremen: Alex M. Bergman, Abby Marie Wente, Adam William Meyer, Kyle Robert Craft, Jason Matthew Homan and Anthony Guy Tenney. New Knoxville: Billie Jo Ward. Versailles: Alexander Orville Borchers, Bradley Louis Subler, Jacqueline R. Francis, Mitchell Allen Jokerst, Joshua Peter Paulus, Aaron Michael McNeilan and William John Borchers. Osgood: Stephanie Ann Brunswick. Yorkshire: Katrina Marie Frey and Jodi Lynn Schulze. Maria Stein: Elizabeth Ann Reichert, Jace Cameron Homan and Gregory Raymond Koesters. Sidney: Kelli Ann Eck, Mathew Richard Warnecke, Chad Mitchell Zumberger, Sarah Michelle Pfledderer, Morgan Cecelia Seving, Leesha Lynn Bolton, Emily Dawn Ocke, Benjamin Kyle Van Treese, Stephanie

Alysse Shoenfelf, Jennifer Rose Geise, Greg A. Holthaus, Haley Alexandra Hooks, Leah Ashley Morris, Jacob Andrew Bowles, Katherine Marie Beigel, Kandis MiKelle Sargeant, Heather Nicole Brubaker, Abagail Elizabeth Ciriegio, Alexandra Marie Beigel, Audrey Nicole Snavley and Luke James Winner. Anna: Dustin Josph Wolters, Alexandria Rae Hamberg, Kreg Michael Elsass, Nicholas Donald Baumer, Olivia Marie and Tyler Richard James Egbert. Botkins: Kreg Alan McCullough, Leyna Marie Bogart and Kristen Elizabeth George. Fort Loramie: Kelly E. Motter, Erica Nicole Boerger, Eric Edward Drees, James Alexander McGowan, Virgnia Elizabeth Stidd, Frank Richard Boerger, Brandy Rebecca Alexander, Courtney Marie Albers, Janel Lynn Olberding, Mark Ryan Humphreys, Kylie Marie Drees, Elizabeth Ann Timmerman and Megan Cecilia Ahrns. Houston: Ralph Aaron Bauer, Kathryn Rynae Bauer, Elizabeth A. Bauer, Brandon Joseph Colby, Meghan Lynn Bennett and Lindsay Marie Ball. Jackson Center: Kyley Lynn Carman, Michelle Kay Carman and Amy Renae Bodenmiller. Russia: Kayla Marie Francis, Joel Andrew Meyer, Macy Louise Monnin and Danielle Nicole Francis. Maplewood: Bethany Anne Hoehne.

Upholstery class planned PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division will offer a beginner upholstery class for students to learn the basics of furniture repair, selection of upholstery fabric and the fundamental skills used in upholstery. Students are required to bring a small piece of furniture to re-upholster during the 10-week class series. No prior experience necessary. The upholstery class lass will meet on Tues-

days, from 6 to 10 p.m., April 2 through June 4 for a total of 40 hours. The cost of the class is $380. Additional supplies may be purchased from the instructor. Contact Annette Paulus at (800) 5896963 or email p a u l u s a @ u p p e r v a l for additional information and to register for the class. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis through March 19.

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FORT LORAMIE — The annual Fort Loramie Community Service Club (formerly Kiwanis Club) will host its annaul Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Breakfast on Sunday at the new Fort Loramie Elementary School cafeteria, 35 Elm St. The cost of the breakfast, which will be from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will be $6. Tickets for children 11 and under will be $2 and children 2 and under will be free. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser will help support community projects, such as those for the school and church, scholarships, sunshine baskets at Christmas for shut-ins and the needy, youth programs in the school district, co-sponsorship of local bloodmobile visits and others.


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Ohio’s Great Black Swamp The Great Black Swamp was a vast wetland that dominated the Lake Erie lowland from northwest Ohio into northeastern Indiana. The system of marshy, woody habitat was created by Ice Age glacial advances and retreats. Although Native Americans set up villages on the periphery of the swamp, they ventured only occasionally across its sandy ridges. The swamp was a barrier to most people for centuries, and was studied by almost no one until it was drained in the late 19th century. In June of 1812, U.S. troops led by General William Hull crossed the swamp in 20 days. It took them eight days to get from Urbana to Fort McArthur, near Kenton. They bogged down 16 miles north of Fort McArthur, erected Fort Necessity, then advanced 14 miles to build Fort Findlay. They made it to the Maumee River on June 30. The U.S. government took years to build the Maumee-Western Reserve Road, now State Route 20, through the swamp. The job, begun in 1808, was finished in 1820. By 1835, the road had become an impassable quagmire, and people were traveling along the roadway’s side ditches instead. Short-lived “corduroy” roads were made from logs hewn from the swamp’s massive trees. People who ran inns along the way often made more money pulling people from the mud than for hotel services. Some inn owners were accused of secretly watering holes to make sure guests got stuck and stayed longer. The first settlers to live under the swamp’s vast tree canopy had to combat horseflies, malaria-bearing mosquitoes and cholera. They routinely wore long gloves and veils and burned smudge pots that they carried with them like small smoke screens when tending livestock. They even placed them next to their beds at night. Plank roads were laid in the 1850s. These boardwalk highways worked well at first, but high water levels eventually carried away the planks. In the 1870s, native clay was used to make field tiles for drainage. The implementation of tile drainage was expensive but effective. By the 1900s, the Great Black Swamp was all but gone. The land that remains is one of the richest agricultural regions in the nation, but draining the swamp destroyed a built-in, natural filter for Lake Erie. The swamp had cleaned mud from the Maumee River, Lake Erie’s second-biggest tributary. Today, people are replanting field buffers of native trees and plants, and establishing wetlands and holding ponds, to try to restore some of the best of the Great Black Swamp.

The Great Black Swamp region (photograph courtesy of the Allen County Historical Society and The Lima News)

Words to Know: habitat periphery cholera tributary glacial necessity implementation buffer For Discussion: 1. For centuries, no one lived in the Great Black Swamp. What do you suppose made people finally wish to live there? 2. The Great Black Swamp served as a sponge that collected debris and dirt flowing toward Lake Erie. Look at the rivers, streams and other waterways that flow through your community. What color is the water? Are their trees and native plants that protect or buffer the waterways from roads, sidewalks and fields? What can you do to help make waterways more beautiful and cleaner for the things that live there?

Newspaper Activities: Look through today’s newspaper for news of countries in the world today whose people are suffering from illnesses such as cholera that could be treated if enough resources were available. “Ohio: The Inside Story” is produced through a grant from The Ohio Newspapers Foundation, a nonprofit charitable and educational organization affiliated with The Ohio Newspaper Association. This is one of a series of 24 Ohio profiles.

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THIS IS one of the custom homes built by Hoying and Hoying Builders. ties. However we continue to see strong interest in Whitefeather Subdivision because of its community feel and country setting.” His report continues: Whitefeather Subdivision is in its final phase with only six lots remaining. Whitefeather features single family building lots ranging in size from .75 acres to 1.75 acres and its close proximity to Sidney, Minster, New Bremen, Honda and Interstate 75 make it an ideal country location. With cable hook up, high speed in-

ternet and central sewer it provides homeowners a large country building lot with all the amenities of city living. We are going on our 36h year of building quality homes in the area. Our expertise continues to be designing and building custom homes and emphasizing customer satisfaction. We have a great group of highly skilled employees who care about their work and what they do for a living. We continue to monitor our practices to find ways to improve our building process and

look for ways to cut costs without sacrificing the quality we are known for. Hoying and Hoying Builders has been building in Shelby and surrounding counties for 36 years and holds memberships in the Shelby County, Ohio and National Home Builders Associations, National Federation of Independent Business, the Better Business Bureau, the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce. They are also a Certified Pella Contractor, and partnered with Energy Star and Touchstone Energy programs. Further information about Hoying and Hoying Builders, Inc. and Whitefeather Subdivision can be found at

Home sales continue to rise Activity in the Ohio housing market has had a robust start to the year, with the number of homes sold reaching the third-highest total ever in January and the statewide average sales price continuing to tick upward, according to the Ohio Association of Realtors.

Home sales in January reached 7,254, an 18.7 percent increase from the 6,113 sales posted during the same period a year ago. Since OAR began tracking statistics provided by the state’s Multiple Listing Service in 1998, only the month’s totals in 2007 (7,853 sales) and 2006

Magistrate speaks to law students Gary J. Carter, magistrate of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court, was a recent speaker at the 6th Circuit Spring Meeting of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. Law students from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky were invited to attend. The meeting was held at the Claude W. Pettit School of Lawn in the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada.

Carter shared with student his insights about adjusting and thriving in the legal profession. Other speakers included Judge Terri B. Jamison, of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, and Lynn Reynolds, vice president and head of Legal USA, Lexis Nexis. Carter said that he enjoyed the experience, and he hopes that his insights will help young lawyers as they begin their careers.

STOCK MARKET Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Alcoa Inc...............8.41 -0.01 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..42.57 +0.04 BP PLC ADR......40.59 +0.19 Citigroup ............41.29 +0.14 Emerson Elec. ....56.12 +0.35 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......11.26 +0.27 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...24.61 +0.34 Honda Motor .....36.99 +0.42 Ill. Toolworks .....60.08 +0.31 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....21.02 -0.49 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase47.60 -0.10 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........28.72 +0.37 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................4.44 +0.10

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........53.22 -0.05 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.96.22 +0.08 Radio Shack .........3.06 +0.01 Sherwin-Wllms 155.94 +1.60 Sprint ...................5.78 +0.05 Thor Industries..36.92 +0.43 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.52.28 +0.93 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......33.79 +0.45 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......40.80 +0.16 Walmart Stores 771.11 +0.67 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.53 +0.08 YUM! Brands.....64.87 +0.14 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........40.37 +0.63 Fifth Third ........15.56 +0.03 Peoples Bank .....10.90 0

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: 13,900.13 Change: +115.96 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott, DiAnne Karas and Andrew Stewart, registered investment advisers.)

(7,441 sales) beat the January 2013 activity level. The month’s average sales price reached $120,437, a 4.3 percent from the increase $115,434 result of January 2012. Total dollar volume in January nearly reached $874 million, a 23.8 percent increase from the $706 million mark a year ago. The state’s January sales total marks the consecutive 19th monthly sales gain for the marketplace, dating back to July 2011. The OAR Housing Confidence Market Index, a survey that tracks the perception Ohio Realtors have of the marketplace, offers the following highlights in the February 2013 report: • 87 percent of Realtors describe the current housing market in their area as moderate to strong, a significant increase from the 66 percent mark the profession posted during the month a year ago. This month’s Realtor Current Market Index measurement reached 53, an 18 point

improvement from the February 2012 score of 35. • 92 percent of the respondents have moderate to strong expectations for their market in the next six months, increasing 12 percentage points from the February 2012 level of 80 percent. This month’s Realtor Future Market Index reached record-high 64, a 19 point increase from the February 2012 index of 45. • 96 percent of Realtors believe home prices over the next year will remain stable and could even post gains, 19 percentage points more than the findings in February 2012 (of 77 percent). The Realtor Price Index for Realtors’ expectations for the next year tied a record-high 70, a 20 point improvement from the mark recorded during the month a year ago (50). Data provided to OAR by Multiple Listing Services includes residential closings for new and existing single-family homes and condominiums/co-ops.

NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in home sales and strong earnings from Home Depot helped the Dow claw back more than half of its losses from Monday. Improving consumer confidence also brought back buyers to the market. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 115.96 points, or 0.8 percent, to 13,900.13. The Dow fell 216 points the day before, its biggest drop in three months, on concern that the European debt crisis may flare up again. The index has moved 100 points or more on four out of the past five trading days. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9.09 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,496.94. The Nasdaq composite was up 13.40 points, or 0.4 percent, at 3,129.65. Home Depot, the biggest home improvement store chain in the country, jumped $3.64, or 5.7 percent, to $67.56 after reporting that its income rose 32 percent in the latest quarter thanks to strong U.S. sales and the cleanup that followed Superstorm Sandy. That made it the biggest gainer in the Dow, accounting for about 28 points, or about a quarter, of its advance. “Companies on the whole, particularly U.S. companies, are doing well,” Michael Mussio, a portfolio manager at

FBB Capital, said. Strong earnings from home improvement companies, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, which reported earnings Monday that beat Wall Street forecasts, compounded evidence that the U.S. housing market is maintaining its recovery, Mussio said. Also Tuesday, the government reported that sales of new homes jumped 16 percent last month to the highest level since July 2008. The report boosted housing companies, which led the S&P 500 higher. PulteGroup rose $1.03, or 5.7 percent, to $19.05, edging out Home Depot as the biggest gainer in the index. D.R. Horton advanced 88 cents, or 4.12 percent, to $22.25 and Lennar Corp. rose $1.35, or 3.7 percent, to $38.01. The rebounding housing sector has been an important factor behind a rally that pushed the Dow above 14,000 last week, close to its record high close of 14,164 reached in October 2007. The Dow is still up 6 percent this year, even after Monday’s sell-off. The S&P 500 is up 5 percent. Also Tuesday, a measure of consumer confidence rose sharply, reversing three months of declines, as shoppers began adjusting to a payroll tax hike last month.

Sollmann completes school project

Sollmann Electric Co. dents grades six through recently finished an- eight. other new school buildElectrical construcing project: Findlay tion began in June 2011, Donnell New Middle and students started School in Findlay. The classes in the new buildnew school building proj- ing on Jan. 3. ect was partly funded by Jeramie Sollmann, the Ohio Facilities Con- president of Sollmann struction Commission Electric Co., was the (formally the Ohio project manager and Schools Facility Com- Ron Thornhill was the mission) whose mission job site foreman. is “To provide funding, “We have done over 20 management oversight, new school and/or school and technical assistance addition projects over to local school districts the past 10 years,” Sollfor construction and ren- mann said. ovation of school faciliSollmann Electric ties in order to provide Company is an electrical an appropriate learning contractor serving the environment for Ohio’s area since 1973, inschool children.” stallingl electrical sysThe 117,000-square- tems for commercial, foot new construction industrial, institutional project was completed to and residential facilities serve the needs of Find- within a 100-mile radius rection, leadership and lay City Schools stu- of Sidney. operational management for the 2 NEWS SINCE 1935 multiplatform newsroom. “We’re excited to have Denise join the WDTNTV and Dayton’s CW family,” said Joe “Your Home Town Furniture Store” Abouzeid, WDTN-TV Authorized and WBDT-TV president and general manager. “Her years of experience as well as her ability to lead a multiplatform newsroom have us excited for what’s ahead 2230 W. Michigan St. for the 2 NEWS team.” Sidney, Ohio M-T-W-F 10-8, Eck will begin her duThur.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4 ties the week of March 11.

WDTN announces news director DAYTON — WDTNTV has announced the addition of Denise Eck as news director of 2 NEWS. Eck comes to Dayton from Cincinnati where she’s been the assistant news director for WCPOTV since 2010. Under her guidance, she led the news operation for WCPO-TV, which was awarded Best Newscast by Cincinnati Magazine. Prior to her stint with WCPO-TV, Eck was the news director of KTKATV in Topeka, Kansas. In her new role, Eck will provide strategic di-



ANNA — Hoying & Hoying Builders Inc. completed 10 custom homes, worked on several remodeling projects and basement finishes in 2012. Paul Hoying, president of Hoying & Hoying Builders Inc. reports, “The home building market continues to be difficult. However we do see improvement in our core business of building quality custom homes on your lot or ours. Hoying states: “New Residential Building Codes and material price increases have been hurdles to overcome but it still remains a great time to build a new home. Interest rates are at historic lows and many banks are still willing to lock in a long term rate.” Hoying continues, “Because of the soft housing market we have expanded our coverage area to Auglaize, Logan and Champaign Coun-

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Wednesday’s sunset..6:26 p.m. Thursday’s sunrise.....7:11 a.m. Thursday’s sunset......6:27 p.m.

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that will need to be corrected surgically. Surgeons often are reluctant to operate on people who have previously been operated on by someone else. However, the time is long overdue for a consultation with an expert. Find the best teaching hospital nearby — many have websites where you can look up expertise by surgical problem. Otherwise, you can call the referral line almost all hospitals have now, and ask who has special expertise in pilonidal cysts. I can understand how you would be reluctant to undergo surgery again, but I think you need to consider it. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 66 years old and have high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. To keep

them in control, I have to take enalapril, metformin and Crestor. Please let me know if I can take them at prescribed times all together, or if I should give some time gap between each medicine. If so, how much of a time gap is ideal? — J.M. ANSWER: Most medicines can be taken together safely. Some medicines are better at certain times of the day. Enalapril is usually best when taken in the morning, Crestor in the evening. However, the difference often is subtle, and taking it the same time each day is the most important thing. Metformin usually is taken just before or while eating. Your pharmacist is probably the best source of information on this subject.

Feb. 27, 1913 Representative Martin Quinlisk of Shelby County, this week introduced a bill amending the law relative to examination of county school teachers. The bill provides that the examination be held on the first Saturday of every month except in July and August in which months the examination shall be held on the first Tuesday of the month. The bill was introduced at the request of G.W. Lewis, Seventh Day minister at Jackson Center. ——— The report of the city board of health submitted today by the secretary W.C. Wyman shows there were 239 births during the past year and 166 deaths. The report covered the City of Sidney, Clinton township, Franklin township, Turtle Creek township. Orange and Perry townships, all under the jurisdiction of the health department.

a foreign student spends the year attending high school in this county. At the same time, the ministerial group announced the selection of Mr.and Mrs. Wilbur Langhorst, 219 Doering street, as the host family of the foreign student who will come to Shelby County under the exchange program. ——— County commissioners today approved plans for a new combination boiler house and laundry building at the Shelby County home and called for bids on the project. According to plans prepared by Freytag and Freytag, Inc., Sidney Ar75 years chitects, the building Feb. 27, 1938 will be one-story in Charles Deatherage, height and of brick, or driver for the Minniear concrete block and face Interstate Trucking Co, brick construction. Sidney was severely 25 years bruised and injured at Feb. 27, 1988 1:30 yesterday morning, LOS ANGELES (AP) when he was struck and — Tammy Faye Baker run over by an automo- wants Oscar winner bile in Fort Wayne, Ind. Sally Field to play her in Deatherage was crossing a made-for-TV film the street after helping a about the saga of her fellow truck driver make and husband Jim some repairs on his Baker’s fall from grace truck, when he was as leaders of the PTL struck and knocked evangelical ministry, a down, with the car pass- network official says. ing over his legs, and NBC has hired the Bakthen crashing into the ers as consultants for its parked truck. The in- movie. CBS also plans a jured man was brought film about the couple. to Sidney today. ——— ——— A program on the SidBy actual count there ney Daily News was prewere 701 persons pres- sented to Sidney ent last evening at the Rotarians at their meetbingo party held in the ing Monday by Editor assembly room of the Jeffery J. Billiel. During new Holy Angels school. the narrated slide show, The party was planned Billiel noted that a numas a special affair and ber of daily and weekly attracted a number of newspapers have existed guests from all sur- in Sidney and Shelby rounding communities. county over the years, ——— but only the Sidney Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Daily News has surStiles will leave tomor- vived. In early years, row for Chicago, Ill., to most local papers had spend a few days with political leanings and their son and daughter- the Sidney Daily News in-law, Mr. and Mrs. became the first politiWavel Stiles, before leav- cally-independent newsing for an extended stay paper when it was in Florida. Mr. Stiles has founded by Gen. James been granted a leave of O. Amos in 1891. Billiel absence of three months noted that the circulafrom his position as tion area of the newspamanager of the Sidney per is unusually large store of the G.C. Murphy for a 13,000 circulation Co. paper, covering Shelby 50 years and parts of six surFeb.27, 1963 rounding counties. He Under the student ex- also noted that while a change program, a number of local papers Shelby County boy or are losing circulation, girl spends their junior The Sidney Daily News year in high school in continues to grow at a some foreign land, while steady rate.

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Rockets rout East in D-III semifinals NEW CARLISLE — The Anna Rockets, the No 13 seed in the Division III super sectional, will play for a sectional ch a m p i o n s h i p Friday following their second consecutive tournament victory Tuesday, a 71-46 Ch. Williams thumping of No. 9 seed Miami East at Tecumseh High School. The win puts the Rockets at 11-13 and they will play for the title Friday at 6 p.m. against West Liberty-Salem. Despite the first two rounds being at Tecumseh, the sectional championship will be played at the University of Dayton Arena. Anna and West Liberty met

during the regular season, with Liberty winning 53-50 at Anna. “I was very pleased with our effort,” said Anna head coach Nate Barhorst, whose team upset fifth-seeded Carlisle in the tournament opener Saturday. “We had a 12-point lead in the second quarter but they came back and cut it to two at the half. We talked at halftime that we needed to attack more in the middle, look to drive, and make them play defense. And we got the ball moving and hit some big outside shots.” The Rockets hung on for a 34-32 lead at the half, then came out and dominated the final two periods to turn it into a rout. “Miami East is very disci-

plined and they run their zone well,” said Barhorst. “They came out in a triangle-andtwo, which we were kind of expecting, and we put in something special to try and get kickouts. And guys like Brad Boyd and Nick Doseck hit some big threes for us.” Miami East had no answer for Anna senior standout Chandon Williams, who exploded for 28 points, including 6-for-6 from the free throw line. “Chandon did a lot of his damage in transition,” said Barhorst. “He just attacked the glass and played within himself. He let the game coome to him and never forced anything. He was pretty much scoring at will.” Joel Albers added 12 for the Rockets and was 6-for-7 from

the stripe, and Josh Robinson added 11 points. Anna put on a shooting clinic from all over the floor. The Rockets canned 16-for-22 from inside the arc and hit 8for-16 from beyond the threepoint line for 24-for-38 overall, 63 percent. On top of that, they dropped in 15-for-17 from the free throw line, 88 percent. Christian Williams dished out five assists and Albers added four. “Our game plan was to try to wear them down as much as possible,” said Barhorst. “Especially (East’s Luke) Hickman. And guys like Nick Doseck, Brady Cates and Christian Williams, they all played pretty good defense.” Anna (71) Bensman 2-2-7; Chr. Williams 1-02; Doseck 1-0-3; Robinson 4-1-11;

Boyd 3-0-8; Ch. Williams 10-6-28; Albers 3-6-12. Totals: 24-15-71. Miami East (46) House 6-3-16; Villella 2-1-5; Beard 1-0-2; Hickman 10-0-23. Totals: 20-446. Score by quarters: Anna .............................15 34 51 71 Miami East...................14 32 42 46 Three-pointers: Anna 8 (Robinson 2, Ch. Williams 2, Boyd 2, Bensman, Doseck); Miami East 4 (Hickman 3, House). Records: Anna 11-13, Miami East 13-10. Next game: Friday, UD Arena, sectional finals, 6 p.m. vs. West LibertySalem

Tickets Anna will sell tickets for both boys and girls tournament games this week. The tickets will be on sale at the high school today, Thursday and Friday during school hours, Thursday from 6-to-7 p.m., and for the girls, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

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MITCHELL GOUBEAUX of Botkins takes a shot in the lane against Mechanicsburg Tuesday in tourney play at Piqua.

Trojans whip ’Burg 56-36 PIQUA — The Botkins Trojans started fast and never let up in rolling to a 56-36 victory over Mechanicsbug in Division IV Sectional semifinal boys basketball Tuesday at Piqua. The Trojans, 16-8 now, will face County rival Fort Loramie Friday at 7 p.m. at Piqua in the sectional finals. The Trojans were tied with the Indians at 6-6 at the midway point of the opening quarter, but went on a 9-2 run to end the period and take a 158 lead. Seth Hoying broke the tie with a three, and after a Mechanicsburg bucket, Heath Geyer drained a three, then hit another three at the buzzer to give the Trojans an eight-point lead after one. “We knew coming into this game that Mechanicsburg would be quick, so we tried to play quick and that resulted in some turnovers,” said Botkins coach Brett Meyer. “We settled in later in the quarter, though, and Heath hit a couple of big threes to help get us on the right track.” The Indians wouldn’t go away, and trailed just 25-19 with 1:50 left in the half. But the Trojans scored nine of the final 11 points of the second quarter to open up a 34-21 bulge at the intermission. Those nine points all came on threes, two by Roger Miller,

the second being with :01 left in the half. With 6:01 left in the third quarter, another three by Geyer made it a 40-21 game and it was all over. Geyer hit four threes and finished with 20 to lead the Trojans, and Miller added 10. Geyer also had five assists and nine rebounds, and Seth Hoying added four assists. The Trojans were 20-for-49 for 41 percent and held Mechanicsburg to 15-for-55, 27 percent. Botkins also outrebounded the Indians 40-32. Josh Schwartz had eight boards and Gabe Lawrence seven for the Trojans. “I was really happy with our defensive effort,” said Meyer. “Mechanicsburg averages in the 60s, so to hold them to 36 says a lot about the way we played defense out there.” Botkins (56) Roberts 1-0-3; Hoying 3-0-9; Geyer 8-0-20; Schwartz 3-3-9; Miller 4-0-10. Totals: 20-6-56. Mechanicsburg (36) Bogan 2-0-4; Welch 1-0-2; Purk 20-5; Marsh 5-2-12; Callicoat 4-2-11; Frost 1-0-2. Totals: 15-4-36. Score by quarters: Botkins ..........................15 34 44 56 Mechanicsburg................8 21 29 36 Three-pointers: Botkins 10 (Geyer 4, Hoying 3, Miller 2, Roberts); Mechanicsburg 2 (Purk, Callicoat). Records: Botkins 16-8, Mechanicsburg 13-10. Next game: Friday, sectional finals, 7 p.m. vs. Fort Loramie at Piqua.

PIQUA — Fairlawn won over Fort Loramie when the two met early in the season at Fairlawn. But the Redskins dominated the next two meetings, including Tuesday night in Division IV Sectional Tournament action at Piqua. The final score was 53-40, but the Redskins led by as many as 25 points at the 5:27 mark of the final period before the Jets rallied to make it respectable. Fort Loramie, 12-11, advances to Friday’s sectional against championship Botkins at 7 p.m., the winner qualifying for the district. Fairlawn sees its season end at 16-8. Fairlawn led 7-5 with 4:49 remaining in the first quarter, but at that point, the Redskins went on a 21-2 run to open up a 26-9 bulge with :08 left in the second quarter. Seth Guillozet, Devin Braun and Troy Benanzer all hit three-pointers during the run. The Jets hit the last bucket of the second quarter, but Guillozet hit a three to start the third quarter to make it 29-11. After two Fairlawn free throws, Loramie got another three from Guillozet to make it 32-13 with 6:59 left in the third period. Fairlawn clawed back to within 36-23 late in the quarter, but Loramie pulled out to a 41-23 lead after three periods, then got another three by Tanner Rittenhouse to open the final period. The Redskins were 8-for-12 from three-point range and 19-for-40 overall for 48 percent. The Jets were 13-for-36 for 36 percent. Loramie got 15 from Seth Guillozet and 10 from Rittenhouse. Craig Fullenkamp had five assists. Guillozet was 6-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. Trey Everett had 12 and Anthony Gillem 11 for the Jets.

FORT LORAMIE’S Craig Fullenkamp is defended by Fairlawn’s Luke Brautigam (15) in tournament action Tuesday at Piqua. “It was our first tourna- They’re all in to what we tryment game and I felt we came ing to do and we’re starting to out sluggish,” said Loramie reap the benefits.” Fairlawn (40) coach Karl Ratermann. “I Everett 5-2-12; Hughes 2-0-5; challenged the guys to turn up the intensity on defense and Brautigam 1-0-2; Gillem 3-3-11; Covto get more ball pressure on ault 0-1-1; Lessing 1-2-5; Cockroft 12-4. Totals: 13-10-40. them. I was happy with how Fort Loramie (53) we brought more energy as Guillozet 6-0-15; Fullenkamp 2-4the first half went along. 9; Benanzer 3-0-7; Olberding 3-0-6; “We stress defense a lot Rittenhouse 3-3-10; Braun 2-0-6. Toand I know we’re getting tired tals: 19-7-53. Score by quarters: of practicing defense like we did heading into this game, Fairlawn .........................7 11 23 40 but it really came through for Loramie ..........................9 26 41 53 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 4 us tonight,” Ratermann (Gillem 2, Hughes, Lessing); Loramie added. “It’s a tribute to our 8 (Guillozet 3, Braun 2, Fullenkamp, guys and how committed Benanzer, Rittenhouse). they’ve been this year. We've Records: Fairlawn 16-8, Fort Lohad an up and down season, ramie 12-11. Next game: Friday, sectional fibut we’ve played a lot better the second half of the year. nals at Piqua, 7 p.m. vs. Botkins.

Versailles cruises to D-III win TIPP CITY — Versailles cruised to a 74-35 win over Twin Valley South in the Tippecanoe D-III sectional Tuesday night. The Tigers will play Bethel, who upset Greeneview Tuesday, in the sectional finals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at U.D. Arena. “We did a great job sharing the basketball,” Versailles coach Scott McEldowney said. “Things are starting to click.

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It took awhile, but if you are going to have it in the tournament, I would take that over the regular season.” Evan Phlipot scored 10 points in the second quarter on his way to a career-high 16 points. “We knew we had a size advantage inside,” McEldowney said. “It was just a matter of getting the ball in there. In the second quarter, Kyle

(Ahrens) did a great job when they were doubling him and Evan (Phlipot) timed his cuts perfect in that screen and roll.” Damian Richard scored 16 points, Chad Winner netted 15 and Ahrens added 10. “We just had a lot of people step up,” McEldowney said. Versailes improved to 19-5, while Twin Valley South closed at 12-12.

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Two Loramie teams go undefeated

Two of Fort Loramie’s three high school girls basketball teams finished the season unbeaten this year. In the top photo, the Loramie junior varsity team finished the season a perfect 21-0 under coach Phil Barhorst. In the front, left to right, are Olivia Quinter, Jordyn Humphreys, Jillian Barga, Janell Hoying, Hallie Benanzer and Liz Barhorst. In the back are Maddie Brandewie, Amy Holthaus, McKenzie Middendorf, Ashley Pleiman, Kelly Turner and Holly Frey. On the left, the Loramie freshman girls finished 15-0 under coach Don Reed. In the front (l-r) are Cortney Morris, Claire Kazmaier, Taylor Gasson and Olivia Quinter. In the back are Kristin Ratermann, Maddi Brandewie, Katy Hoying, Holly Frey and Jessica Stephens.

Tribe falls; Beavercreek’s Masterson named starter GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) —Terry Francona named his opening-day and then starter watched the Kansas City Royals thump a couple of Cleveland’s relievers. Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs Tuesday for the unbeaten Royals in a 4-1 win, handing Cleveland its first loss in six spring games. Before the game, Francona told Justin Masterson, who played high high school ball at Beavercreek, in the dugout that he would be the Indians’ starting pitcher in Toronto on April 2. Francona didn’t think it was an odd venue to make such an announcement. “I was excited to tell him and didn’t feel like holding it in,” he said. “I just wanted to let Masty get his legs under him. He’s the leader of our staff. We want him to be the leader. I think it’s an honor.” So does Masterson. “I’m happy,” he said. “I was hoping for it.” It will be Masterson’s second season-opening start. A year ago, the 28year-old struck out 10 over eight innings against the Blue Jays in Cleveland, allowing two hits and one run in a game that the Indians went on to lose in 16 innings, 7-4. “This year it is going to be in a different country,” Masterson joked. “It was a pretty cool experience. I just hope this time to get a victory.” Royals manager Ned Yost has yet to reveal rotation plans. In fact, Wade Davis became the

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmani Grandal will miss the first 50 games of the regular season while serving a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. San Diego’s second-year catcher can still show the Padres what he’ll be able to do once he is able to rejoin the team in late May. With the Padres allocating playing time to those who can contribute right away, Grandal finally made a spring start and went 1 for 3 with a RBI single in a six-run fourth inning that led San Diego to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. “I know I’m not going to catch too often, and I have to take advantage of the time I get,” Grandal said. “I’ve been doing workouts, but nothing can simulate a game. That’s especially true for a catcher. From an offensive standpoint, it was nice to drive a run home and continue to work on my timing.” Grandal had two plate appearances Sunday as a reserve desighitter, but nated Tuesday’s three at bats and five innings behind the plate represent his first extended stretch of play. These moments will be rare. The Padres will defer playing time to starter Nick Hundley and backup John Baker as they prepare for opening day. Baker was scheduled to start Tuesday, but was scratched late due to what Padres manager Bud Black said was a sore wrist that should not be considered serious. Grandal didn’t hit all winter due to tendon strains in his left middle finger, although his timing is improving. He is 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk this spring. He’ll remain in Arizona while serving his suspension, but isn’t allowed to play in a game until 10 days prior to reinstatement. “It’s good for Yasmani to get in the flow of things,” Black said. “He’ll

get some at bats and we’ll try to keep him current, within the mindset of getting players available to us at the start of the season ready.” Travis Buck, Alexi Amarista and Everth Cabrera also had RBI singles in big inning as San Diego had five consecutive hits, and Kyle Blanks and Chase Headley had sacrifice flies. Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko continued his torrid start with his third home run in 10 at bats as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 1 for 2 with a RBI in the third inning. Homer Bailey was effective in one inning, one of the few highlights for the Reds. He struck out one, walked one and still needed just 15 pitches to get through the frame. “It was short and sweet, but productive,” Bailey said. “It doesn’t do much good to sit idle; bullpens and live batting practice can get boring, so it’s good to be able to through your go pregame routine like you would during the regular season.” Anthony Bass, who made 15 starts last season and is a contender for San Diego’s rotation this year, pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut NOTES: Padres RHPs Jason Marquis and Huston Street will make their spring debut on Thursday against Kansas City. Marquis will start and Street, the Padres’ closer, will pitch an inning of relief. ... RHP Tim Stauffer, on the mend after August 2012 elbow surgery, faced live hitters on Monday and reported no soreness from the experience. ... RHP Andrew Cashner will pitch off a mound later this week, the first such exercise since injuring his thumb in an offseason hunting accident. ... Cincinnati LHP Aroldis Chapman will make his spring debut on Thursday against Colorado.

Fort Loramie tickets FORT LORAMIE — hours, today and ThursFort Loramie is selling day during school hours tickets for Saturday’s at the elementary, Fridistrict championship day until 10:30 a.m. at girls basketball game. the elementary, and at The Lady Redskins Fort Loramie Wagner’s play at 3 p.m. Saturday IGA today, Thursday and Friday during school AP Photo/Paul Sancya at Tipp City. The tickets will be hours, and Saturday CLEVELAND INDIANS general manager Chris Antonetti, left, and manager Terry Francona watch spring training baseball workouts in Goodyear, Ariz., sold today, Thursday and until 12:30. Friday in the high school Prices are $6 in adTuesday. office during school vance and $7 at the door. first rotation pitcher 2 starter, which could ... Royals CF Jarrod used this spring by have him working the Dyson was 2-for-3 in Kansas City. Acquired sold-out home opener steal attempts. ... Royals with fellow right-hander April 8 against the New LHP Donnie Joseph James Shields from York Yankees. “Those struck out all three men Tampa Bay this winter, things will fall into he faced. ... Cleveland Davis started and gave place,” Francona said. ... OF Michael Brantley sat up one single over two Butler and non-roster in- out with 15 stitches for a on 4th Avenue next to drive-in innings. vitees Willy Taveras and sewn-up laceration on theatre in Sidney (go to back door) “He was real solid, Xavier Nady each had his left forearm. He got kept the ball down and two of Kansas City’s 12 spiked Monday and is changed speeds well,” hits. ... The Royals, 4-0-1, expected to be sidelined are hitting .356 overall. about 10 days. Yost said. Saturday, Feb. 23 & March 2 Butler singled in a from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm first-inning run off loser Matt Albers and a twoAnyone interested in run homer off Giovanni becoming an umpire/coach for Soto in the fifth. More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue FEES ARE: the 2013 season should also “Billy just hits, no attend these sign-ups. Pain Phlebitis $32 for Sign Up matter what time of Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots year,” Yost said. “Another $8 for pants deposit Ankle Sores Burning/Tingling great day for him.” (returned at end of year when pants are returned) /Ulcers Swelling/Throbbing Eric Hosmer had an Bleeding Tender Veins $40 TOTAL RBI triple in the Royals’ If you have any of the above, Pants from last year can be turned in at this time third off Bryan Shaw there are effective treatment options, in order to receive last year’s rental fee. and Matt Carson hit his covered by insurances. second home run for Midwest Dermatology, Cleveland, in the eighth Laser & Vein Clinic off Brian Sanches. Late sign-ups will be charged an additional $5. Sidney Amateur Springboro, OH Tel: 937-619-0222 NOTES: Francona Baseball DOES NOT GUARANTEE placement of late sign-ups Troy, OH Tel: 937-335-2075 would not say if RHP and should be avoided. Ages 5 and up. Contact Mike Cole Call Today For A Visit With a Vein Specialist Ubaldo Jimenez is in 937-710-4279 with any questions. Physician. No Referral Needed line to be Cleveland’s No. 2359552


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Kosar: new system will suit Weeden BY JEFF SCHUDEL AP Exchange Bernie Kosar says the vertical offense the Browns will use under Norv Turner fits Brandon Weeden perfectly, and Kosar should know: He played in it 20 years ago. One day after Bill Belichick cut Kosar in 1993 because of “diminishing skills,” Kosar was playing for the Cowboys as the backup to Troy Aikman. Turner, now the Browns’ offensive coordinator, was the offensive coordinator in Dallas at the time. Turner’s offense hasn’t changed much in two decades, and it still produces Pro Bowl quarterbacks and winning seasons. Kosar represents past glory for the Browns and three AFC championship games. Whether Weeden even represents the present, let alone the future, is to be determined

by the newest Browns regime. The pair was at the Cleveland Auto Show at the IX Center on Monday night autographing pictures and other items for fans. “I’m not trying to make anything negative about the past or the (West Coast) system they used last year, because that system has been phenomenal over the years,” Kosar said. “They’ve won a lot of games and had a lot of success. It’s just not what I could have been good at, and I don’t think it’s what Brandon is meant to do. “His arm is something all us quarterbacks would love to have. It’s a powerful arm. Down the field throwing is something I obsessively believe in. I think the game is going back to that. It’s the best offense for him, and I think he knows that. It’s going to give him and the team the

best chance to be successful.” Weeden does not yet have the playbook designed by Turner and head coach Rob Chudzinski. Under the CBA agreement, Weeden and his teammates cannot begin the offseason program until April 1. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has said emphatically Weeden will have competition for the starting job this year. Last year, the job was basically taken from Colt McCoy and handed to Weeden, the 22nd pick of the 2012 draft. Whether the competition will come from free agency, a trade or the draft is up to CEO Joe Banner and Vice President of Player Personnel Mike Lombardi. But when the final votes are counted, Weeden is confident he’ll come out on top. Banner said he sees potential in Weeden but wants to discover “how

bad he wants it.” “That’s the way it should be,” Weeden said in his first interview with Cleveland media since Chudzinski was hired on Jan. 11. “I think that’s the way I’m going to approach it anyway. I’m going to challenge myself. I know what to expect. I’m not going to my first camp anymore. I can dial it in and really get focused on what we’re trying to do. “I’m going to have to learn a whole new offense. It’s full steam ahead once I get my hands on a playbook. They’ve already said they’re going to challenge me, and as a player, that’s what I want.” Weeden had success playing in the shotgun at Oklahoma State. He was in the shotgun 42 percent of the time last season as a rookie with the Browns. The league average was 66 percent.

nesota, Benson (1), E.Rosario (1). Toronto, Lind (1), LaRoche (1). —— At Port Charlotte, Fla. Houston (ss) . . . 000 002—2 6 0 Tampa Bay. . . . 150 10x—7 12 0 (6 innings) Lyles, X.Cedeno (3), E.Gonzalez (4) and Jaramillo; Price, Rodney (2), (3), Lueke (4), B.Gomes M.Buschmann (5), A.Colome (6) and Lobaton, Chirinos. W_Price. L_Lyles. HRs_Houston, Dominguez (1). Tampa Bay, R.Roberts (1). —— At Surprise, Ariz. Chicago (A) 006 510011—14 13 1 Texas . . . . . 000 050 111— 8 10 1 N.Molina, Omogrosso (3), S.Rodriguez (5), Z.Stewart (5), Moskos (7), Heath (8), Purcey (9) and Bry.Anderson, H.Gimenez, K.Smith; Darvish, Buckel (3), Cotts (3), Meek (4), Lindblom (4), Burns (6), J.Brigham (7), Y.Ortega (8), Feierabend (9) and Pierzynski, J.Felix, J.Apodaca. W_N.Molina. L_Buckel. HRs_Chicago (A), J.Phegley (1). Texas, Olt (1). —— At Goodyear, Ariz. Kansas City 101 020 000—4 12 0 Cleveland. . 000 000 010—1 5 0 W.Davis, Y.Ventura (3), D.Joseph (5), J.Marks (6), Sanches (8), D.Wheeler (9) and S.Perez, A.Moore; Albers, C.Perez (2), Shaw (3), S.Barnes (4), G.Soto (5), P.Guilmet (5), E.Paredes (7), Jo.Martinez (8), Gil (9) and O.Santos, C.SanW_W.Davis. L_Albers. tana. Sv_D.Wheeler. HRs_Kansas City, Butler (1). Cleveland, M.Carson (2). —— At Clearwater, Fla. New York (A)100 000 200—3 12 0 Phila. . . . . . 000 001 30x—4 5 1 J.Ramirez, D.Robertson (3), Chamberlain (4), J.Cedeno (5), J.Miller (6), Z.Nuding (7), B.Pinder (8) and B.Wilson, J.Murphy; K.Kendrick, A.Cook (3), Durbin (5), Miner (6), C.Jimenez (8), Horst (9) and Lerud, Joseph. W_Miner. L_Z.Nuding. Sv_Horst. HRs_New York (A), J.Murphy (1). Philadelphia, D.Brown (2), Joseph (1). —— At Fort Myers, Fla. St. Louis . . 003 005430—15 14 2 Boston . . . . 000 020 002— 4 10 3 J.Garcia, Cleto (3), Rzepczynski (5), J.Rondon (6), Choate (7), E.Sanchez (8), V.Marte (9) and T.Cruz, Towles, C.Stanley; Dempster, Mortensen (3), A.Wilson (5), la Torre (6), Beato (7), S.Espinosa (7), A.Carter (8), O.Villarreal (9) and Lavarnway, D.Butler. W_J.Garcia. L_Mortensen. HRs_St. Louis, Ma.Adams (1). —— At Tempe, Ariz. Arizona (ss) 300 300 100—7 13 2 Los Ang. (A) 001 301 020—7 11 0 D.Holmberg, Bonine (2), Z.Spruill (4), E.Marshall (6), Mock (7), B.Schultz (8), R.Hernandez (9) and Barajas, R.Perez; A.Schugel, D.Carpenter (3), R.Brasier (4), F.Cabrera (5), Coello (6), A.Wood (7), D.Tillman (8), Geltz (9) and Z.Wright, Iannetta. HRs_Arizona, G.Parra (1), Barajas (1). —— At Phoenix, Ariz. Seattle . . . . 003 000 030—6 10 1 Milwaukee . 021 100 010—5 7 0 Iwakuma, J.Saunders (2), O.Perez (3), Loe (4), J.Arias (6), C.Smith (7), B.LaFromboise (8), Farquhar (9) and Shoppach,

J.Hicks; Gallardo, A.Leon (3), Estrada (4), J.Sanchez (7), Axford (8), D.Hand (8), Henderson (9) and Lucroy, Lalli. W_C.Smith. L_Axford. Sv_Farquhar. HRs_Seattle, F.Gutierrez (1), M.Saunders (1), Smoak (2). Milwaukee, Lalli (1). —— At Scottsdale, Ariz. Oakland . . . 001 000 003—4 9 0 Arizona (ss) 000 223 20x—9 14 2 Griffin, Ekstrom (3), A.Leon (4), T.Walz (5), F.Rodriguez (6), B.Hassebrock (7), J.Simmons (8) and D.Norris, Montz, D.Freitas; Collmenter, D.Hernandez (3), H.Bell Ziegler (5), Sipp (6), (4), Mat.Reynolds (7), B.Hagens (8), Madrigal (9), A.Barbosa (9) and T.Gosewisch, Nieves. W_H.Bell. L_Ekstrom. HRs_Oakland, D.Norris (1). Arizona, Eaton (1), Kubel (1), Pennington (1). —— At Jupiter, Fla. New York (N) 002 000 030—5 9 1 Miami . . . . 500 002 00x—7 5 1 Mejia, C.Mazzoni (2), H.Robles (5), Familia (7), Atchison (8) and T.d'Arnaud; Nolasco, Powell, Da.Jennings (3), Rauch (4), Cishek (5), Wuertz (6), M.Dunn (7), Hatcher (8), Albaladejo (9) and Brantly, J.Realmuto. W_Nolasco. Sv_Albaladejo. L_Mejia. HRs_Miami, Stanton (1), Kotchman (1), M.Downs (1). —— At Kissimmee, Fla. Washington 200 010 020—5 10 2 Atlanta . . . 002 051 10x—9 15 0 Detwiler, Perry (3), B.Mann (5), Bray (6), Accardo (7), Kimball (8) and J.Solano, Leon; Minor, C.Rasmus (3), D.Carpenter (4), D.Hughes (5), G.Schlosser (6), H.Rodriguez (7), J.Jaime (8), R.Buchter (9) and C.Bethancourt, B.Schlehuber. W_D.Hughes. L_Perry. HRs_Atlanta, J.Parraz (1). —— At Glendale, Ariz. San Fran.. . 002 101 004—8 10 1 Los Ang. (N)050 003 000—8 11 0 Lincecum, Edlefsen (2), Petit (3), Affeldt (5), R.Ramirez (6), M.Lively (7), Proctor (8), Kontos (9) and T.LaTorre, J.Monell, Quiroz; Beckett, Howell (3), League (4), Jansen (5), A.Castro (6), M.Santiago (8), la Cruz (9), Infante (9) and A.Ellis, W.Castillo. HRs_San Francisco, B.Bond (1), Pill 2 (2). Los Angeles (N), Castellanos (1). —— At Peoria, Ariz. Cincinnati . 002 003 000—5 6 1 San Diego . 000 600 01x—7 12 3 H.Bailey, Cingrani (2), P.Villarreal (4), C.Contreras (4), Reineke (6), Texeira (7), W.De La Rosa (8) and Mesoraco, Hanigan; Bass, J.De Paula (3), A.Lopez (5), Thatcher (6), Boxberger (6), M.Stites (8), K.Quackenbush (9) and Grandal, R.Rivera. W_J.De Paula. L_P.Villarreal. Sv_K.Quackenbush. HRs_San Diego, Gyorko (3). —— At Mesa, Ariz. Colorado . . 000 100 010—2 8 0 Chicago (N) 001 101 01x—4 6 0 Chacin, J.De La Rosa (3), Brothers (5), E.Escalona (6), Ottavino (8) and Ra.Hernandez, Pacheco, L.Davis; E.Jackson, A.Carpenter (3), Rusin (5), Putnam (7), N.Struck (8) and D.Navarro, R.Lopez. W_A.Carpenter. L_J.De La Rosa. Sv_N.Struck. HRs_Chicago (N), Sappelt (1), C.Villanueva (1). Baseball America Top 25 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, coached by Turner, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton with Chudzinski as offensive coordinator were in the shotgun more than 75 percent of the time in 2012. Weeden says he likes to throw downfield. According to Pro Football Focus, he threw 57 passes that were in the air 20 yards or more (to differentiate from a 10yard pass that gained 25 yards). He completed 14 of those passes, which ranks 22nd of the 23 listed. quarterbacks Four of those deep passes were dropped. Weeden talked about being eager to get a playbook; Kosar said Turner’s offense puts the onus on the quarterback to read the defense. Reading defenses, more than any skill, was physical Kosar’s bread and butter. “I had the honor of playing for (Turner) in

1993,” Kosar said. “I audibled a lot except when I played in his system because if you read the defense right and understand where the safeties are and where the protections are, you should always have somebody one-on-one. Is he open? That’s up to that receiver who needs to beat the cornerback. If he doesn’t, that receiver’s not playing. “That simplistic philosophy he has and the way his routes are good against all coverages gives you an option every time, and typically there’s a deep option every time. If you’re not reading the defense on the pre-snap, you still have a chance to go down the field. It puts the onus on you to read the defense and know where the one-on-one is.” And that puts the onus on Weeden to study and know the opposing defense every week.

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with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Rec. Pts Pvs 1 1. Indiana (28) . . . 24-3 772 2. Gonzaga (3) . . . 27-2 738 3 6 3. Duke . . . . . . . . . 24-3 700 7 4. Michigan . . . . . 23-4 654 5. Kansas . . . . . . . 23-4 619 9 4 6. Florida . . . . . . . 22-4 596 2 7. Miami . . . . . . . . 22-4 581 8. Georgetown . . . 21-4 552 11 9. Louisville . . . . . 22-5 535 10 5 10. Michigan St.. . 22-6 520 11. Arizona . . . . . . 23-4 458 12 8 12. Syracuse . . . . . 22-5 420 13. Kansas State . 22-5 398 13 14. New Mexico . . 23-4 369 16 15. OHIO STATE 20-7 328 18 16. Wisconsin . . . . 19-8 284 17 17. Memphis. . . . . 24-3 281 19 18. Oklahoma St. . 20-6 277 14 19. Saint Louis. . . 21-5 199 — 20. Notre Dame . . 22-6 169 25 21. Butler . . . . . . . 22-6 161 15 22. Marquette . . . 19-7 104 20 54 — 23. Saint Mary's. . 24-5 53 — 24. Akron . . . . . . . 22-4 25. VCU . . . . . . . . 22-6 52 24 Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 38, Oregon 37, Middle Tennessee 29, Louisiana Tech 24, San Diego State 13, UNLV 12, Wichita State 12, Colorado State 10, UConn 5, Illinois 5, Oklahoma 5, California 3, North Carolina 3, UCLA 2, Belmont 1, Creighton 1, Kentucky 1. —— The Women’s Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Rec. Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) . . . . 26-1 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame . . . 25-1 957 2 3. UConn . . . . . . . 25-2 909 3 4. Stanford . . . . . . 26-2 875 4 5. Duke . . . . . . . . . 26-1 850 5 6. California . . . . . 25-2 804 6 7. Penn St. . . . . . . 23-3 755 7 8. Tennessee . . . . . 22-5 676 11 8 9. Maryland . . . . . 22-5 665 8 10. Kentucky . . . . 23-4 634 11. Georgia . . . . . . 23-4 607 13 12. Dayton . . . . . . 24-1 492 14 13. Texas A&M. . . 21-7 486 10 14. S. Carolina . . . 22-5 455 15 15. N. Carolina . . . 25-4 443 16 16. Louisville . . . . 22-6 426 12 17. UCLA . . . . . . . 21-6 417 17 18. Delaware . . . . 24-3 319 18 19. Colorado . . . . . 22-5 288 20 20. Nebraska . . . . 21-6 215 24 21. Green Bay . . . 22-2 139 25 22. Syracuse . . . . . 22-4 131 21 23. Iowa St. . . . . . 19-6 122 — 24. Florida St. . . . 20-7 90 19 25. Purdue . . . . . . 20-7 74 22 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 58, Toledo 34, South Florida 21, Vanderbilt 13, LSU 10, SMU 7, Gonzaga 6, San Diego St. 6, Texas Tech 6, West Virginia 4, Chattanooga 3, Michigan St. 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1.

SCOREBOARD High school sports TONIGHT 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 Fort Loramie vs. Botkins, 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

BASEBALL Spring training Spring Training Glance The Associated Press All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct 0 1.000 Baltimore . . . . . . . . 3 Chicago . . . . . . . . . 2 0 1.000 0 1.000 Kansas City . . . . . . 4 Cleveland . . . . . . . . 5 1 .833 1 .800 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 .800 Tampa Bay. . . . . . . 4 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 2 .500 Houston . . . . . . . . . 2 Minnesota . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 3 .400 Boston . . . . . . . . . . 2 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 .400 New York . . . . . . . . 1 3 .250 3 .250 Oakland . . . . . . . . . 1 Los Angeles . . . . . . 0 4 .000 4 .000 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Pct W L Chicago . . . . . . . . . 3 1 .750 Miami. . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 .667 1 .667 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . 2 San Diego. . . . . . . . 3 2 .600 2 .500 Arizona. . . . . . . . . . 2 Colorado . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 1 .500 Los Angeles . . . . . . 1 San Francisco . . . . 1 1 .500 St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 .400 New York . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Philadelphia . . . . . 1 2 .333 Washington . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Cincinnati . . . . . . . 1 4 .200 Milwaukee . . . . . . . 1 4 .200 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday's Games Detroit 10, Philadelphia 1 Boston (ss) 4, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 6, Boston (ss) 3 Atlanta 7, Miami 6 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 10, Houston 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 6 Seattle 9, L.A. Angels 8 Cleveland 14, Oakland 10 San Diego 7, Milwaukee (ss) 1 Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee (ss) 2 San Francisco 9, Chicago White Sox 9, tie Kansas City 16, Arizona 4 Colorado 9, Texas 1 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Tuesday's Games Miami 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Atlanta 9, Washington 5 Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., ccd., Rain Minnesota 8, Toronto 4 Houston (ss) 9, Detroit 4 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Yankees 3

25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through Feb. 24 and ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pvs 1. North Carolina . . . . . 6-0 1 2. Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . 7-1 2 3 3. Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 4 4. Louisville . . . . . . . . . 6-1 5 5. Mississippi State . . . 9-0 6. Oregon State. . . . . . . 8-0 6 7 7. South Carolina . . . . . 5-1 8 8. Mississippi . . . . . . . . 7-0 9. LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 9 10 10. N.C. State . . . . . . . . 5-1 11. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . 5-1 11 12 12. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 13 13. Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 14 14. Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 15. Stanford . . . . . . . . . 5-2 15 16 16. Georgia Tech . . . . . . 6-1 20 17. Cal State Fullerton 8-0 18. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . 9-0 18 19 19. Florida State. . . . . . 7-0 23 20. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 25 21. UC Irvine . . . . . . . . 6-1 22. Notre Dame . . . . . . 5-1 — — 23. Florida Gulf Coast . 5-1 21 24. Southern Miss. . . . . 5-2 25. Virginia Tech. . . . . . 6-1 24

BASKETBALL Top 25 The Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Rec. Pts Prv 1. Indiana (64) . . . 24-3 1,624 1 2. Gonzaga (1) . . . 27-2 1,530 3 3. Duke . . . . . . . . . 24-3 1,461 6 4. Michigan . . . . . 23-4 1,411 7 5. Miami . . . . . . . . 22-4 1,317 2 6. Kansas . . . . . . . 23-4 1,272 9 7. Georgetown . . . 21-4 1,236 11 8. Florida . . . . . . . 22-4 1,164 5 9. Michigan St.. . . 22-6 1,105 4 10. Louisville . . . . 22-5 1,047 10 11. Arizona . . . . . . 23-4 998 12 8 12. Syracuse . . . . . 22-5 915 13. Kansas St. . . . 22-5 875 13 14. New Mexico . . 23-4 764 16 15. Oklahoma St. . 20-6 692 14 16. OHIO STATE 20-7 675 18 17. Wisconsin . . . . 19-8 558 19 18. Saint Louis. . . 21-5 495 — 19. Memphis. . . . . 24-3 453 21 20. Butler . . . . . . . 22-6 351 15 21. Notre Dame . . 22-6 328 25 22. Marquette . . . 19-7 317 17 23. Pittsburgh . . . 21-7 158 20 24. Oregon . . . . . . 22-6 61 23 25. Louisiana Tech24-3 54 — Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Mary's (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 16, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

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Tampa Bay 7, Houston (ss) 2, 6 innings St. Louis 15, Boston 4 L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 8, tie Chicago Cubs 4, Colorado 2 Seattle 6, Milwaukee 5 Chicago White Sox 14, Texas 8 Kansas City 4, Cleveland 1 San Diego 7, Cincinnati 5 L.A. Angels 7, Arizona (ss) 7, tie Arizona (ss) 9, Oakland 4 Wednesday's Games Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. —— Tuesday's Exhibition Linescores The Associated Press At Kissimmee, Fla. Detroit . . . . 010 200 010—4 9 1 Houston (ss)020 250 00x—9 11 2 Fister, B.Rondon (3), Sh.Hill (3), Below (5), M.Morrison (6), Alburquerque (7), Putkonen (8) and B.Pena, R.Cabrera; Bedard, Veras (3), Ely (4), K.Chapman (6), Owens (7), J.Fields (8) and J.Castro, R.Garcia. W_Ely. L_Sh.Hill. HRs_Detroit, B.Pena (1). Houston, Wallace (1), J.Castro (2). —— At Dunedin, Fla. Minnesota . 022 101 200—8 12 0 Toronto . . . 300 000 100—4 9 2 Pelfrey, R.Pressly (2), Ti.Wood (4), Roenicke (6), T.Robertson (7), M.Tonkin (8), Perdomo (9) and Mauer, D.Rohlfing; Romero, J.Perez (2), Delabar (3), Korecky (3), E.Rogers (4), Schwimer (5), Ortiz (6), Bush (7), Wagner (8), Thompson (9) and H.Blanco, Thole. W_R.Pressly. L_Delabar. HRs_Min-




Sidney Daily News,Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ELIJAH JOHNSON, KANSAS In one of the finest single-game performances by any player this season, Johnson torched Iowa State for a career-high 39 points in Monday night’s thrilling 108–96 overtime win in Ames. A senior guard from Las Vegas whose previous season high was 18 points, Johnson hit 13-of-22 from the field, 6-of-10 from 3point range and 7-of-7 from the foul line.

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OTTO PORTER, GEORGETOWN Porter scored a career-high 33 points to lead Georgetown to a 57–46 win at Syracuse. Porter, a sophomore forward, scored 57.9 percent of his team’s points and was responsible for 12 of the Hoyas’ 19 field goals. With Syracuse headed to the ACC next season, this was the last game between these two rivals at the Carrier Dome as members of the same league. JARNELL STOKES, TENNESSEE Stokes continued his strong play in the paint for the surging Volunteers, scoring 20 points and pulling down 16 boards in Tennessee’s 93–85 quadruple-overtime win at Texas A&M. Stokes and guards Trae Golden (32 points) and Jordan McRae (23 points) combined to score 75 of the Volunteers’ 93 points.

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KENDALL WILLIAMS, NEW MEXICO Williams set a Mountain West Conference record by sinking 10 3-pointers (in 13 attempts) en route to a career-high 46 points in New Mexico’s key 91–82 win at Colorado State. The junior guard scored 15 points in the final six minutes as the Lobos turned a six-point deficit into a nine-point victory. Williams’ previous career high was 24 points, and he had not scored more than 16 points in his last 12 games.

Hoosiers lead the nation in offensive efficiency. Burke was at his best in big win over Illinois. Zags a strong contender for their first No. 1 seed. Hoyas have road wins over ND, Cincinnati and Syracuse. Hurricanes still control their own destiny in the ACC. Sulaimon erupts for 27 as Devils dominate BC. Parrom scores a season-high 19 points vs. Wazzu. Gators closing on fourth-ever outright SEC title. Tough week for MSU ends with a loss in Columbus. KU holds TCU to nine first-half points in payback win. Orange have lost five of their last nine. Tough closing stretch (SU, Cincy, ND) awaits the Cards. Wildcats eyeing first league title since 1977. Almost a quarter of Pokes’ points come from FT line. Craft shines as Buckeyes make a statement vs. Sparty. Lobos seize control of MWC with huge win at CSU. Big East title hopes alive after win over Syracuse. Tigers appear headed toward a 16–0 run through C-USA. Badgers haven’t lost a game in regulation since Jan. 29. Billikens all alone in first place in the Atlantic 10. Cooley averaging a double-double for steady Irish. Panthers’ leading scorer averaging only 10.9 ppg. Rams have two players averaging over 9.0 boards. Bulldogs finding A-10 grind a bit tougher than Horizon. Kevin Ollie proving he is the right man for the job.

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REGGIE BULLOCK, NORTH CAROLINA Bullock scored 22 points (thanks in part to five 3-point field goals) and tied a career high with 13 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival NC State 76–65 in Chapel Hill. UNC avenged a late-January loss at NC State — in a game in which the Heels trailed by 28 points in the second half — and avoided its first season sweep at the hands of the Wolfpack in a decade.

Who is Indiana’s best player? David Fox: That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? I suppose Cody Zeller is the Hoosiers’ “best player.” The NBA Draft experts and advanced statistics seem to agree. But I can’t overlook the leap Victor Oladipo has taken this season. He’d be my vote for most valuable. Indiana wouldn’t be the same team without the impact he’s made on both ends of the court. He’s the most efficient offensive player on the nation’s most efficient offense. He’s the game-turning, dynamic playmaker on one of the best up-tempo, dynamic offenses in the country, and he’ll be among the top vote-getters for National Defensive Player of the Year by leading the Big Ten in steals. Nathan Rush: Cody Zeller may not have a high-flying highlight reel like Victor Oladipo, but the 7-foot sophomore from Washington, Ind., is the Hoosiers’ best player this season. In fact, Zeller is one of the more important players ever to wear candystriped warm-up pants in IU’s rich basketball history. When the 5-star Zeller signed with Indiana — instead of his brother’s alma mater, North Carolina, or in-state upstart Butler — it signaled the beginning of a new era and the return of national championship expectations in Bloomington. Since then, Zeller has delivered, carrying the Hoosiers to a No. 1 ranking. He has been so good and so consistent during his two seasons that his talents are now being taken for granted. But make no mistake, Zeller is the foundation piece on which Tom Crean’s team is built. Mitch Light: Victor Oladipo is perhaps the most improved player in the country and no doubt one of the most exciting talents in college basketball, but I still maintain Cody Zeller is Indiana’s best player. The big man leads the team in both scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg) and provides the Hoosiers with a scoring threat on the low block. Zeller is shooting a solid 58.8 percent from the floor and leads the Big Ten in both free throws made (5.4) and attempted (7.2) per game. And while he isn’t an elite shot-blocker,

JULIUS MAYS, KENTUCKY On a team loaded with McDonald’s All-Americans and future first-round NBA Draft picks, it was Mays who came through in the big moments on Saturday night. A fifth-year senior who is playing for his third school, Mays scored a season-high 24 points, including eight in overtime, to help Kentucky post a much-needed 90–83 win over Missouri at Rupp Arena. SHABAZZ NAPIER, UCONN Two days after scoring 27 points while playing all 45 minutes in UConn’s 73–66 overtime win over Cincinnati, Napier poured in a Big East career-high 28 points and grabbed seven boards as the Huskies held off DePaul 81–69 on the road. In the two games, Napier connected on 15-of-27 shots from the field, including 11-of16 from 3-point range. MARSHALL HENDERSON, OLE MISS Coming off the bench for the first time this season — in what was called a “coach’s decision” — Henderson scored 28 points (19 in the first half) to lead Ole Miss to an 88–55 win over Auburn. Henderson, the SEC’s leading scorer (19.7 ppg), tied a single-game school record by hitting eight 3-pointers (on 12 attempts). TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN Burke played a near-perfect game at the point as Michigan topped Illinois 71–58 in Ann Arbor. The sophomore point guard scored 26 points (on 8-of-11 shooting) and had eight assists with only one turnover. Burke has scored 15 points or more in all but three games this season. MASON PLUMLEE, DUKE Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon was the Blue Devils’ top scorer (27 points), but Plumlee dominated the paint with 19 points and 15 rebounds to help Duke roll past Boston College 89–68. Plumlee only converted four field goals, but hit 11-of-15 from the foul line en route to his fourth double-double in the last five games. AARON CRAFT, OHIO STATE Known more for his work on the defensive end of the floor, Craft shined with the ball in his hands on Sunday, scoring a career-high 21 points as Ohio State topped Michigan State 68–60 in Columbus. The junior point guard hit 7-of-12 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line, and also handed out six assists.

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Forward Cody Zeller was a popular pick for preseason National Player of the Year, but many believe that Victor Oladipo (above) is actually the Hoosiers’ best player.

he does provide a defensive presence around the basket. Zeller, with his ability to affect the game from such an important position, is the best player on the best team in the nation. How many SEC teams will make the NCAA Tournament? David Fox: The SEC is flirting with sending only two teams to the NCAA Tournament — Florida and Missouri. But the league should find a way to send four to the field. Kentucky’s win over Missouri can’t be underestimated as the Wildcats try to make the case they’re a Tourney team without Nerlens Noel. Ole Miss is still sitting on the bubble, and Tennessee is putting its name into the discussion. I also wouldn’t be shocked to see something crazy happen at the SEC Tournament in

Nashville. Florida’s not invincible, especially outside of Gainesville. Missouri and Kentucky are vulnerable. Somehow, the selection committee is going to have to find 68 teams to put in this Tournament, and the SEC should be able to send four to the field. Mitch Light: The SEC is going to be fascinating to watch over the final few weeks of the season. If the season ended today, Florida and Missouri might be the only two teams from the league to make the NCAA Tournament. There are three other teams in the mix — Kentucky, Ole Miss and Tennessee — and all three have similar résumés. We’ll know a lot more about each of these teams in a week, but right now, my guess is that three SEC teams will make the field — Florida, Missouri and … Tennessee.

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Louisville by 3 Duke by 8 Creighton by 2 UCLA by 5 VCU by 4 Oklahoma by 6 Arkansas by 8 California by 9 NC State by 10 Michigan by 7

Steven Lassan 37-33 Louisville by 2 Duke by 3 Wichita State by 1 Arizona by 5 Butler by 1 Oklahoma by 3 Arkansas by 4 California by 7 NC State by 8 Michigan by 2

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SATURDAY, MARCH 2 LOUISVILLE AT SYRACUSE It’s a huge game between two Big East powers that will soon be making the move to the ACC. Syracuse handed Louisville its only loss at home this season when these two teams met in midJanuary, but the Orange haven’t been playing their best ball of late. On Monday, they dropped a 74–71 decision at Marquette to fall to 10–5 in the league. MIAMI AT DUKE Miami’s run at a perfect ACC record ended at Wake Forest, but the Hurricanes are still in control of the league race. Jim Larranaga’s club is two games up on Duke and can clinch the school’s first-ever outright conference title with a win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. And while that seems like a tall task, don’t forget that Miami won at Duke in overtime last February. WICHITA STATE AT CREIGHTON Creighton raced out of the gates with a 17–1 record, but the Bluejays are only 5–7 since and now find themselves in desperate need of a quality win. Wichita State hit a rough spot in late January/early February with consecutive losses to Indiana State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois but has since won five straight and is all alone in first place in the Missouri Valley. The Shockers will clinch the outright title with a win over Creighton. ARIZONA AT UCLA UCLA played arguably its finest game of the season when these two teams met in Tucson in late January. The Bruins beat Arizona 84–73 but went on to lose three of its next five games. They’ve since recovered and now find themselves in a three-way tie with Arizona and Oregon in the loss column atop the Pac-12 standings. Arizona has been very good away from home this season, with a 7–2 record in true road games and a 3–0 mark on a neutral court. BUTLER AT VCU Saint Louis has grabbed control of the A-10 race, but Butler and VCU aren’t far behind. The key to beating VCU is taking care of the ball — the Rams force a turnover on 29.1 percent of their opponents’ possessions — but the Bulldogs have struggled in that area in their first season in the A-10. In league games, Butler is committing a turnover on 20.3 percent of its possessions, which ranks 10th in the conference. The Bulldogs’ guards will have to be at their best to handle VCU’s pressure. KENTUCKY AT ARKANSAS Kentucky took a step in the right direction with a win over Missouri last Saturday night. The Wildcats, however, still need to add some quality wins to their NCAA Tournament résumé. And while beating Arkansas might be not be a quality win from an RPI standpoint (the Hogs are No. 77), any win at Bud Walton Arena is a good win. The Razorbacks, with three top-40 RPI wins, are on the fringe of the bubble. COLORADO AT CALIFORNIA California has quietly won five straight games and now finds itself in position to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. And with a favorable closing schedule — all three games are at home — the Golden Bears might steal a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title. Colorado will be tested down the stretch, with road games at Cal and Stanford and a home date with Oregon. MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN (SUN.) Michigan will be eager to avenge a humbling 75–52 loss in East Lansing in mid-February. The Wolverines haven’t lost since that game, while Michigan State has lost two of three. Both teams need a win to keep pace with Big Ten-leading Indiana. The loser will be all but eliminated from the title chase. Both teams, however, have a realistic chance to reach the Final Four.

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SAVE THE ELDER THEATRE County’s last indoor movie theater at risk as industry switches to digital BY TOM MILLHOUSE JACKSON CENTER — For more than 70 years, the Elder Theatre has been a source of entertainment in Jackson Center. Seeking to block the threat of the theater’s becoming just a footnote in local history, a group has embarked on a campaign to save the village landmark. The “Save the Elder Theatre” committee has undertaken the mission of raising $66,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a digital projection system to replace the 70-year-old film projector. “After being in the community for 70 years and now the last remaining indoor theater in Shelby County, this year the movie industry is going digital, and we will no longer be able to show movies on our existing equipment,” said Ryan Sosby, Elder Theatre manager and chairman of the Save the Elder committee. “It’s not that we have bad equipment, it’s just the movie industry is making everyone change. The cost of these digital projectors is $66,000, which is more than the current owners (Rodney and Becky Miller) can come up with on their own,” Sosby said, adding that the theater is covering its bills, but “there just isn’t a huge surplus in cash after the end of the year for us to afford a $66,000 expense for a new projector.” Since the theater opened its doors on Nov. 29, 1942, the Elder Theatre has been a focal point for movie lovers, from the playing of Hollywood classic “Casablanca” in 1942 to modern favorites like the Star Wars movies and others. “It’s the heart of the community,” said Rodney Miller, who has owned the theater with his wife since 1982. “For most people, when they went on their


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A NEWSPAPER highlighting the opening of the Elder Theatre in Jackson Center in November 1942 is on display in the lobby. A campaign is currently under way to raise $66,000 to purchase a new digital projector. The movie industry is moving from 35mm film to digital format, meaning by the end of the year the Elder will no longer be able to show movies on its film projector. Elder officials report that without a new projector, the theater will have to close its doors. first date, they went to a movie,” he said, noting many couples have told him over the years they began their courtship at the Elder Theatre. Miller also pointed out that the theater provides affordable entertainment for families from a 30-mile radius. “Families bring their kids to see movies,” he said. “The kids get so excited to see movies.” “It’s the most affordable family entertainment in the area,” Sosby said, noting admission is much less than at larger theaters. Ticket prices are $3 for matinees and $4 for evening movies, with the theater showing movies from Wednesday through Sunday. For Sosby, from the time he watched “The Lion King” as a wide-eyed 5-year-old, the Elder Theatre has been a major part of his life. “After that, I wanted to go to work with my mom every night,” said Sosby, whose mother, Tina, worked at the theater. The Millers are his aunt and uncle. He started to work selling popcorn at the age of 12 and now balances his studies at Ohio State University and managing the theater. It appears many people in the community share Sosby’s warm feelings for the theater. Sosby and seven other committee members launched the Save the Elder campaign about a month ago and they have already raised $7,628 as of last week. “Everyone has been very supportive of it so far,” Sosby said, noting he recently received

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a $1,000 donation in the mail. “That was quite a shock,” he said. To vote, visit the site at The committee has stormed a number of fund-raisThis week’s question: Do ing ideas in the effort to you still go out to the movies? generate the $66,000 needed to Results of last week’s purchase the new projector. poll: Will Congress act to • On April 12, the theater will host a Trivia Night. “We are avoid $85 billion in spending going to have teams (four to cuts, known as the seseven people) compete against quester, that would start takeach other and the entry is $5 ing effect on March 1? per person,” Sosby said, noting Yes ...........................31% the entry deadline is April 9. He No ............................69% said other events that night will include a silent auction of themed baskets and posters, along with food and drinks. • On May 4, a special event to benefit the campaign will be held at the Pub on the Corner, featuring the band Outrider. • June 8-9, there will be a movie marathon. Among the possible features for the marathon are either a Marvel movie marathon with the Iron Man movies and the Avengers, or a Twilight movie marathon. The price will be $12 each, which will include the movies, pop and popcorn. Door prizes will be included, as well as a For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker possible costume contest. • During the Jackson Center RYAN SOSBY, of Jackson Center, sets up the projector in the garage sales, a stand will offer Elder Theatre in Jackson Center recently. hot dogs, lemonade and other

During the 70 years since the Elder Theatre opened its doors there have been only three owners of the Jackson Center landmark. The owners through the years were as follows: • Elder Duff was the owner when the Elder Theatre brought Hollywood excitement and glamor to the area for the first time. The Elder Theatre showed its first movie on Nov. 29, 1942. While Duff founded the theater, he was the owner with the shortest tenure, eight years. • Clarence and Cora Brown purchased the Elder Theatre in June 1950. Tickets sold for 40 cents when they took over the operation. Due to Clarence Brown’s failing health, the Browns sold the theater in 1982, • Rodney and Becky Miller, current owners, have operated the theater since November 1982. “Rocky III” was the first movie shown under their ownership. The Millers own M.E. Theatres, which includes theaters in Jackson Center, Ada and Kenton and the HI-Road Drive. items to raise money for the campaign. Prior to the special events, the committee has ongoing ways for people to participate in the campaign, including a donation jar at the theater. Supporters also may “sponsor” a seat at the theater for $100. Each seat that is purchased will have a plaque placed on it. “Recently, we have had three or four people purchase them for 1their graduation class,” Sosby said. “Donation Cards” are being sold at the theater for $25. The cards, which can be used for any movie, are for two tickets, two medium drinks and a large popcorn. Posters from past movies also are for sale, ranging in price from $10 to $50. Donations also may be mailed to Digital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 688, Jackson Center, OH 45334. Checks should be made out to Digital Campaign Fund. A PayPal account has been set up. For those who would like to use PayPal, email the theater at Donations also may be made at People’s Federal Savings and Loan, 115 E. Pike St., Jackson Center, where an account has been established for the campaign. Sosby explained that if the campaign does not meet the goal of raising $66,000, the donated money for which there is a name will be refunded starting Dec. 31. Anyone who would like to assist in the campaign may contact Sosby at the theater or by calling (937) 726-0354 or by sending an email to Miller said he is confident the campaign will be successful. “The community has always supported us,” he said.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) In a way, you feel quite selfless today. This is why you’ll find it gratifying to help someone who is less fortunate than you. (Look for this opportunity, because that’s what it is: an opportunity.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A casual friend might become much closer to you today. In fact, a platonic friend might heat up into something quite cozy. You’ll enjoy the company of others. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might develop a crush on your boss today or someone in a position of authority. Alternatively, others will look at you with admiration because you appear kind and sympathetic. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, give yourself a chance to enjoy beautiful places. Visit art galleries, museums, beautiful boutiques, parks and gorgeous architectural buildings. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Someone might extend a kindness to you today, or in turn, you might be generous to someone. Basically, people feel sympathetic to each other today. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a lovely day to enjoy warm feelings with partners and close friends. You feel sympathetic because you know what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s wedges. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can help a co-worker or a customer today. If you get a chance to do this, you’ll find it rewarding. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Romance is the stuff of movies and pixie dust today. You might fall in love or develop a crush on someone. You certainly will enjoy creative activities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a lovely day to redecorate at home and entertain at home as well. You want to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and also to be surrounded by loving friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You can make money writing and talking today because you have a natural grace of speech today. Even gentle conversation with others will please you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be careful with finances because something might look better than it really is. If spending money, don’t go overboard on elegant luxury. (But how tempting!) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It’s easy to have a rapport with others today because you feel genuinely warm and friendly. But more than that, you also feel mutually sympathetic with someone. YOU BORN TODAY You’re vital. You have a natural, inborn joie de vivre. You’re a positive thinker with a vibrant personality. You love to be stimulated by ideas, events and other people, and often experience more of life than the average person. In year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will diminish or end in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Mario Andretti, race-car driver; Don Francks, actor; Karolina Kurkova, model/actress. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Very nice 3 bedroom ranch style home. This well maintained home is in move in condition with a location convenient to town. Some of the updates include; New well pump (2012), Hot water heater & water pressure tank (2006) and remodeled kitchen & bath with extra deep & wide soaking tub(2005). Fenced rear yard. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

Unique! When the ordinary won't do! Lovely inside and out. Great front porch, sun room and a beautiful spacious kitchen are just some of the amenities found in this 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 4 plus car garage on approx 1.41 acres.. You must see the inside of this home to appreciate it. First floor has Gas forced air heat and central air, second floor has electric baseboard heat and window air. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

A pleasant surprise awaits you upon entering this well maintained home. Three spacious bedrooms with the master on the main floor boasting of a nice walk-in closet. Nice size Kitchen & Utility room. Relaxing Sun room and a Full Basement. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

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Quiet Elegance! 2 story home with a first floor master suite and a first floor guest room and bath. Two more upstairs bedrooms plus a large bonus room. Full basement and great location. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

Adorable and affordable home in excellent condition, beautiful hardwood floors, nice size rooms and a full basement waiting for you to finish $59,900. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

635 Ardiss Great first home or investment property. Cul-De-Sac location for privacy and it is new from the ground up! Move in at closing. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.


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Established Plum Ridge property. The great room has vaulted ceilings, formal dining room nice size kitchen, 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths, huge basement with egress window, great back yard with a deck and wooded area, additional concrete pad for off street parking Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

Summer is almost here! Great family entertaining home with in-ground pool. Motivated Seller! Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

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Newer custom built home offers open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, huge owner suite on first floor with large master bath, whirlpool tub, and walk-in closet. Open kitchen with loads of cupboards & countertop space plus eat-in nook. Formal dining, Living rooms, great room with fireplace. Basement with plumbing in place for another full bath. Beautiful landscaping. $229,000 $219,000 Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.


Weekend getaway, or permanent residence. Come look at this 3 bed, 2 bath double wide with access by boat to Grand Lake St. Marys. Partially furnished, conveys with a pontoon boat and golf cart. Great home, beautiful deck, awesome location. $48,500 Call or Text Lee Jones 937-726-7177

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, on a full basement. You need to see the inside of this home, with many quality updates. $114,000. Call or Text Lee Jones 937-726-7177

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Big and beautifulthis one is amazing 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, living room, family room and library first floor laundry room ~all new floor coverings throughout freshly painted interior, replacement windows, losts of updates, fenced yard and rockin chair ready wrap around porch $83,900. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

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1023 Lynn Walking distance to Sidney city school Campus 4 bedrooms Family Room and Living Room 2 car garage immediate possession. $129,900. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.


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NOT A DRIVE BY!! I promise you will love the modern look inside and all the high ticket improvements that have been done. Windows, furnace, beautiful walnut kitchen, cermic tile floor, oak bath, carpet, amazing inground 14x28 pool, and much more! Also a 2 car garage and a very large cement parking pad for all your extras and company. You really must see inside to appricate. Asking only $98,500. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.

710 Court St. Great opportunity. This home sits on large city lot with storage shed. Full basement with washer and dryer. 2/3 bedrooms, updated bathroom, large kitchen, dining room and character throughout. Call Kathy McGreevy 726-0807.

206 Onyx Great family home in Anna. Three bedrooms 1.5 baths finished basement, Large kitchen Family room living room and a dining room all on a nice Cul-de-Sac. Call Tim McMahon 658-3625.



13179 Luthman Rd.

BE AT THE LAKE!! CUTE, COZY, CLEAN cottage style house. Lake Loramie. Clean, fresh painted, new carpet new bath and kitchen. Lots of double pane windows for natural light and insulation. This has been a year around home for current owner but could be your weekend getaway place. $61,000. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.

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141 Twinbrook 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, finished basement, GREAT LOCATION! $169,900. Call Susan Davis 726-2857.


746 Foraker You have just run out to reasons to rent. This is a well taken care of 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home. There have been many improvements in the last 8 years. Call Kathy McGreevy 7260807.

605 Main St. Nice family home with many updates. New windows with 20yr warranty, new roof in 2006, furnaces new, vinyl siding 2011. Hardwood floors throughout,2 built-in corner hutches in dining room, knotty pine paneling in two bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. Heated garage with I-drive garage door opener. Must to see! Call Patty McMahon 658-3187.

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133 Walnut Convenient location. This home has been refurbished and remodeled just for you (new owner. Large rooms for elbow space. Fresh and clean 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. First floor laundry, beautiful entry spiral stair well. MOVE IN READY. $58,900. Walking distance to all your everday needs. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.

107 Cherry What a great location for your new home. This home sits between the Anna elementary and Anna middle/high school. Three bedrooms, Two full bath, Fireplace, Two car garage and much, much more. Call Connie McClain 638-2306.

1820 Broadway This well cared for home is located on a beautiful lot backing up to woods and a stream. Home has three nice sized bedrooms with a bath off the master. Large utility room and plenty of storage. A must see! Call Jessica Vaglienti 638-7025.

204 Shannon Dr., Anna Come take a walk through this Beautiful, Updated, Well Maintained 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home. Inside features include a Huge open Family Room, Updated Kitchen and Bath, 6 Ceiling Fans, Central Air Conditioning, Bay Window, Whirlpool Garden Tub, and a Large 26' x 11' Garage. As you walk out the French Doors onto a Nice Lattice Covered Deck you will also notice a Large Open Lot with a Fenced in area, a Newer 2 Car Concrete Driveway and a New Roof to top off this Home.$107,900. Call Michael McKnight 726-4473.

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FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879 SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 per cord, delivered. (937)638-6950 AMMO, 30-30, 30-06, 7.62x54, .223, Call (937)698-6362 Chuck

MICROWAVE HOOD Combination. 30” Whirlpool with 2 speed fan and down lights. Black with touch pad controls. Excellent condition. $100. (937)492-7446 GUN & FISHING Tackle Show, March 2nd. Free Admission. Indian Lake Fish & Game Club, Inc. 1055 St. Rt. 708, S Russells Point, Ohio. Gary (937)205-0206

925 Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The Shelby County Family and Children First Council 2012 Calendar Year End Report is completed. It is available for review by contacting Jodie Brewer at 937-497-2815. Feb. 27 2370280 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Financial Report for Shelby County Home Land Security and Emergency Management has been completed and is available for public inspection at the office of the Shelby County Auditor, 129 E. Court St., Sidney, Oh, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Thursday and 8:30 and 12:00 on Friday. Dennis J. York, Shelby County Auditor Feb. 27 2370397

GAS HEATER, Natural Gas heater, 18,000 BTU, used 1 time, good for use in garage or workshop, $125, (937)335-7826 GOLF CLUBS, Exercise bike, chipper shredder, extension ladder, step ladder, push & riding mower, many tools & miscellaneous items, (937)773-2311

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BANTAM BULLDOG, male, 6 months old, housebroken, crate trained, neutered, shots up to date. Call for more i n f o r m a t i o n ! (937)726-4724.

WANTED! Swap Meet vendors. March 16th, 17th 2013, Shelby County Fair Grounds, Sidney, Ohio. For more information call 1-888-557-3235

GERMAN SHEPHERD/ lab mix, 4 year old male, free to a good home. neutered & house broken. Call for more information, (937)726-3873.

TIRES, Goodyear, (4), Eagle GT II P285/50R20. Worth $800, sell for $400. 2 350 Engines. 1922, 1978, $350 each. (937)622-1300

PUPPIES! Now: Havanese, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Shihtese. Others later. Garwick's the Pet People (419)795-5711.

SIG SAUER P556 gun, new never fired in case with laser /tactical light, $1600; 1700 rounds of 5.56mm NATO ammunition, $900, (937)726-3921 and leave message

JUKE BOXES, 45 rpm and CD players (937)606-0248

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin

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2008 FORD Explorer Ltd V8/4WD

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

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000318 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Christopher A. Brideweser, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 424 3rd Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 13, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, A copy of the full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co. courthouse. Parcel No: 01-1826480.002 and 01-1826480.003 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1370, page 101 Said Premises Located at 424 3rd Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $33,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Susana E. Lykins, Attorney Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6

MOD-TIQUES Car Club 29th annual swap meet, Sunday March 3rd, 8am-3pm at Clark County fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio, vendor space $20, general admission $5, for info call (937)828-1283 2001 DODGE Ram Club cab, runs and drives good, $4500 obo, call Jeff (937)489-8982

925 Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The Annual Financial Report of the Amos Memorial Public Library for Calendar Year 2012 is available for review at the Information Desk of the Sidney library location between 11am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Margy Dembski, Fiscal Officer Feb. 27 2370459

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000340 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. William Hawk aka William J. Hawk, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 515 South Miami Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 20, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, A copy of the full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co. courthouse. Said Premises Located at 515 South Miami Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $15,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Tyler G. Shank, Attorney Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13 2369475


SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO.: 12CV000373 The State of Ohio, Shelby County PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF SIDNEY, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL F. FOGT, et al., Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale dated January 30, 2013, in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 13th day of March, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A. M., the following described real estate, to-wit: Situated in the Southwest Corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section One (1), Town Eight (8), Range Six (6) East of Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and being more fully described as follows, to-wit: Commencing two hundred and forty-seven and eighty-four hundredths (247.84) feet east of the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of Section One (1), Town Eight (8), Range Six (6) East, Franklin Township at a stake and being the place of beginning; thence, continuing the last said course on the half section line two hundred and seventy-five and four tenths (275.4) feet to a point in the center of U.S. Route twenty-five (25); thence north following the center line of U.S. Route twenty-five (25) one hundred and ninety-nine and ninety-eight hundredths (199.98) feet to a point; thence, west one hundred and twenty-five and forty-four hundredths (125.44) feet to a stone; thence, continuing the last said course one hundred and forty-one and fifty-six hundredths (141.56) feet to a stake; thence, south one hundred and ninety-nine and ninety-eight hundredths (199.98) feet to a stake and place of beginning. Said tract containing 1.245 acres more or less, and being subject to all legal highways. Being the premises conveyed to the grantees herein by deed from M.C. Finkenbine recorded in Volume 139, page 354, of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio, and part of the premises conveyed to grantors herein by deed from said M.C. Finkenbine and wife recorded in Volume 140, page 510, of the Deed Records of said county. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following: Being a tract of land in the Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Town 8 North, Range 6 East, Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and being more fully described as follows: Commencing for reference at an iron pin in the southwest corner of the said Northwest Quarter; thence, North 86° 30' 45" East 236.58 feet with the south line of the Northwest Quarter to an iron pin, said pin marking the southwest corner of the F. Fogt tract as recorded in Deed Vol. 144, page 385, and also being the northwest corner of Lot No. 1 of the Finkenbine Subdivision as recorded in Plat 4, page 10; thence, North 2° 49' west 119.68 feet with the west line of the F. Fogt tract to an iron pin marking the principal place of beginning of the tract herein conveyed; thence, continuing North 2° 49' west 88.73 feet with the west line of the F. Fogt tract to an iron pin at the northwest corner of the F. Fogt Tract; thence, north 87° 11' east 266.65 feet with the south line of the Cassell tract as recorded in Deed Vol. 206, page 49, to a point in the centerline of C.R. 25A passing for reference an iron pin over a stone and an iron pin at 141.56 and 246.61 feet respectively; thence, south 6° 19' east 62.42 feet with the centerline at C.R. 25A to a point; thence, south 82° 48' west 271.18 feet to the principal place of beginning passing for reference a concrete monument at 20.02 feet, containing 0.444 Acre, more or less, and subject to all legal highways. Grantor acquired title to the above described premises by Deed Vol. 144, page 385, as recorded in the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. The above description was prepared on October 30, 1976, by Stephen Dee Worl, Registered Surveyor No. 5366 from a survey made by same on October 30, 1976. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Parcel No.: 13-1801100.006 See Volume 1550, Page 108 of the Official Records of Shelby County, Ohio Property Address: 10505 North Co. Rd. 25 A, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises are Appraised at $66,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that appraised amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale using cash, bank money order, or certified check made payable to Shelby County Sheriff's Office. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK A Legal Professional Association Attorney Harry N. Faulkner (0011029) Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12 CV 171 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank, Plaintiff vs. Fries Investment Properties of Sidney, Ltd., et. al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, 100 East Court Street, Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situate in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby, and in the State of Ohio: Inlot numbered 6888 in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio. Parcel No. 01-18-36-105-040 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1526, Page 57 Said Premises Located at 109 Highland Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $1,300,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Attorney John D. Emerich 937-325-7365 Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6 2366873

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12 CV 000094 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Larry J. Beard, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 13th day of March, 2013 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, In the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney, and bounded and described as follows: Being Lot Number 3080, Fielding Heights Subdivision in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio; The plat of said lots being recorded as Instrument #39033 in Plat Book 5, Page 49 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio, and subject to all easements, conditions and restrictions of record. Said Premises Located at 847 Merri Lane, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $75,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6 2366254

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000332 (FORECLOSURE) The State of Ohio, Shelby County. WWR #10107039 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff vs. STEVEN A. KISER, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 6th day of March, 2013, at 10:00, the following described real estate to-wit: Situate in the County of Shelby, Township of Washington and State of Ohio, and being Lot Number 190 in the First Addition to Arrowhead Hills, located in part of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8, Town 7, Range 6 East, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and subject to the protective covenants, easements and restrictions as set forth on said plat recorded in Volume 12, Page 8, of the records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel Number 58-26-08-428-029 Said Premises located at 3404 Chickasaw Court, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises appraised at $36,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds that amount. Terms of sale: 10% of the purchase price down the date of sale with the remaining balance to be paid within thirty days from the date of sale. Anne M. Smith (0042139) Attorney for the Plaintiff Feb. 13, 20, 27 2363610

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000310 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff vs. Kirby M. King, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 390 Sioux Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 6, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio, and in the Village of Fort Loramie: Being Lot #213 in Indian Trails Subdivision in said Village of Fort Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio, as the same is shown by plat recorded in Volume 11, Page 57 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Subject to the restrictive covenants as enumerated on the Plat of Indian Trails Subdivision recorded in Volume 11, Page 57 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No: 31-17-06-454-001 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 1598 Page 218 Said Premises Located at 390 Sioux Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 Said Premises Appraised at $140,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Lori N. Wight, Attorney Feb. 13, 20, 27 2364593

SHERIFF'S SALE United States of America, acting through the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture vs. Helen M. Courter, et al. Shelby County Common Pleas Case No. 12 CV 254. In pursuance of an order issued from Common Pleas Court, within and for the County of Shelby, State of Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at Public Auction on the 2 floor nd lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., the following Real Estate, to-wit: Situated in the County of Shelby in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot No. 1102 in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio. Also, being the east half of the vacated alley on the west end of said Lot 1102 in the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Current Owner/Deed Reference: Helen M. Courter by virtue of a General Warranty Deed dated March 13, 1991 and recorded March 13, 1991 in Book 291, Page 331. Premises commonly known as: 1041 North Miami Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel Number: 01-18-25-276-026 Said property has been appraised at $30,000.00 and cannot sell for less than two-thirds of appraisement. This appraisal is based upon a visual Inspection of that part of the premises to which access was readily available. The appraisers assume no responsibility for, and give no weight to, unknown legal matters, including, but not limited to, concealed or latent defects, and/or the presence of harmful or toxic chemicals, pollutants, or gases. Terms of Sale: Ten Percent (10%) day of sale, balance within 30 days. Sheriff of Shelby County, Ohio Stephen D. Miles, Attorney 18 West Monument Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45402 Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13 2369029

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 11CV000312 Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff -vsBruce J. Grice aka Bruce Grice, et al., Defendants Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 20th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Being Inlots Numbered One Hundred Twenty-eight (128) and One Hundred Twenty-nine (129) in the Bon Air Circle Addition to the City of Sidney, as shown by Plat recorded in Large Plat Record Number 3, Page 13, of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS. Parcel Number(s): 011919354019 and 011919354020 Prior Deed Info.: Survivorship Deed, OR Book 1604, Page 130, Filed August 21, 2006 Said premises also known as 630 E. Russell Rd., Sidney OH 45365 PPN: 011919354019, 011919354020 Appraised at: $140,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400, Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 • FAX: 330-436-0301 Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13 2368103

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Section 2329.25 No. 12-CV-000052 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Robert W. Burch, et al., Plaintiff vs. Keith A. Burch, Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale of Partition issued in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the second floor of the Courthouse in Sidney, Ohio in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 6th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Part of the SW 1/4 of the McPherson Section, T7S, R7E, Jackson Twp., Shelby County, Ohio. Commencing at the SW corner of the SW 1/4 of said McPherson Section; thence east along the south line of said Section, said line also being the centerline of the Meranda Rd., 21.0 ft. to a spike; thence deflecting north 81°-54’, 809.5 ft. to an iron pin and the place of beginning for the following described real estate: Thence continuing north along the last described course 185.0 ft. to an iron pin; thence east with an interior angle of 98° - 11”, 200.00 ft. to an iron pin; thence south with an interior angle of 81° - 49’, 185.0 ft. to an iron pin; thence west with an interior angle of 98° - 11’, 200.00 ft. to the place of beginning. Containing 0.84 Ac, more or less, and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 190, Page 722, of the Shelby County Deed Records. Drive Easement: Beginning at the SW corner of the SW 1/4 of said McPherson Section, thence east along the south line of said section, said line also being the centerline of the Meranda Rd., 21.0 ft. to a spike; thence north with an interior angle of 98°06’, 994.5 ft. to an iron pin; thence west with an interior angle of 81°-49’, 21.0 ft. to an iron pin; thence south with an interior angle of 98°-11’, 994.5 ft. to the place of beginning. Containing 0.48 Ac, more or less, and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 190, Page 722, of the Shelby County Deed Records. Parcel No. 19-0637300.002. Said Premises Located at 20707 Meranda Road, Maplewood, Ohio 45340. Said Premises Appraised at $99,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of the sale, balance to be paid within thirty (30) days. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Keith M. Schnelle, Attorney for Plaintiffs Feb. 13, 20, 27 2363874


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