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INSIDE TODAY iN75 • Explore the New Bremen's Bicycle Museum of America in this week's iN75. Also, Troy dentists give back to the community, and two Broadway hits are playing in Dayton. Inside

March 6, 2013

Vol. 123 No. 46




30° 23° For a full weather report, turn to Page 12A.


Sidney, Ohio

BOE discusses levy 1% income tax levy proposed for Sidney Schools BY MELANIE SPEICHER A proposal to place a 1 percent income tax levy on the August ballot was discussed at length Monday night by the Sidney City Schools Board of Education during its work session held at Whittier Elementary School.

Superintendent John Scheu told the board and those present for the meeting the district has a 9.9-mill emergency levy set to expire at the end of 2013. The levy currently generates $4,550,000 for the district. “Forty-five percent of all our funds are from local sources,” said Scheu. “There has to be something in place to fill the

void (of the expiring levy).” In addition, Scheu said, in December 2008, a permanent improvement levy expired and has never been renewed by the district voters. “General fund money has been transferred to the PI fund for repairs in the district,” said Scheu. See LEVY/Page 10A

City ready for storm

Fiery Venezuelan leader dies of cancer • Venezuela’s government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday, ending 14 years of charismatic rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation. 5A



Local couple see Vietnam • Charles and Joanne Finley, of Sidney, recently visited Vietnam, a country where Charles was stationed during the Vietnam War. 2B

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Myrtle M. Queen • Brit A. Cassad Jr. • Beverly Ann Kleiber • Robert W. Holscher • Mary E. Bulport

INDEX Business .............................8A City, County records ...........2A Classified.......................8-12B Comics ...............................5B Fort Loramie .......................8A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................5B Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Sports .............................1-3B State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20...............6B Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach .....11A


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POWDERED RED dye erupts from a damaged semi-tractor trailer as a tow truck crew lifts it onto a flatbed trailer after an accident involving two tractor-trailers and a van early Tuesday morning. The driver of the van died. The accident occurred in the south bound lane of Interstate 75 just south of Botkins when the van traveling in the northbound lane lost control crossing the median into the path of two southbound tractor-trailers. Traffic was rerouted through Botkins as the vehicles were removed causing extensive traffic delays.

Toledo man killed in Interstate 75 crash BY TOM MILLHOUSE BOTKINS — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are continuing their investigation into a crash on Interstate 75 at approximately 3:15 a.m. Tuesday that claimed the life of a Toledo man and injured two others. Patrol reports state Bret Wood, 46, of Toledo, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Astro

van northbound on Interstate 75 near the 103 milepost in Shelby County when he lost control of the van on an icy bridge. He drove into the median and then onto the southbound lanes. A 2012 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer driven by Dean Harris, of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, struck the van on the driver’s side, killing Wood. The crash ruptured the semi’s driver sideSee CRASH/Page 10A

With a touch of ironic timing, on the eve of a predicted heavy snowfall Sidney City Council heard a report Monday night on another snow storm and how the city’s approach to snow removal could be revised. Gary Clough, assistant city manager/public works director, presented a snow and ice control plan overview for council. Leading into the presentation, it was noted that the Dec. 26, 12.5-inch snowfall caused “an inordinate amount of calls regarding our response to the storm.” Clough noted there were several factors that made it difficult for the city to deal with the post-Christmas storm. With the holiday, he said “48 percent of the trained employees were on leave or unavailable. A lot of our people were out of town,” Clough said, noting the street manager was among those unavailable. “We make plans for the holidays weeks or months ahead,” he said. Clough also pointed out the 12.5 inch snowfall was much more than the usual winter snow, with about 1 to 1.5 inches per hour falling over a 4-hour period. See STORM/Page 4A

Oh Boy! I want a Big Boy!

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Learn by others’ mistakes because you do not live long enough to make them all yourself.” — Author unknown For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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BY TOM MILLHOUSE Like many other area residents, Bob Ambos, of Jackson Center, has been waiting a long time for Frisch’s to come back to Sidney. He left the new Frisch’s Big Boy a satisfied customer Monday as the restaurant enjoyed a brisk business on its return to Shelby County after more than 30 years. Ambos, who visited the new restaurant, located at the intersection of Michigan Street and Vandemark Road, Monday with his brother, Don and his sister-in-law Eileen, also of Jackson Center. Bob Ambos said after enjoying a meal of beef Manhattan and mashed potatoes, he used to eat often at the old Frisch’s on Wapakoneta SDN Photo/Tom Millhouse Avenue and was glad to see the THE NEW Frisch’s Big Boy, located at the intersection of Michigan Street and Vandemark new restaurant open. “It’s a good place to eat,” Road, was the most popular spot in Sidney on Monday as the new restaurant opened to large See BOY/Page 10A crowds. Frisch’s has returnd after an absence of more than 30 years.

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Police log MONDAY -5:03 p.m.: burglary. John C. Hoening, 105 Hill Ave., reported someone entered the house and stole a mother’s ring valued at $200 and a computer valued at $200. -3:21 p.m.: theft. Officers were called to Shelby County Counseling Center, 1101 N. Vandemark Road, on a report of $2,080 in cash being stolen. -10:26 a.m.: arrest. A Sidney woman told officers a man allegedly made hand motions toward her like he was shooting her while she was at work in the 1700 block of Michigan Street. Kimmie Dresback, 58, 608 Brooklyn Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct. SUNDAY -1:10 p.m.: vandalism. Police received a report that someone broke a window of a home in the 1100 block of Spruce Avenue. Loss was set at $900. -11:58 a.m.: arrests. Officers arrested Billie Bliss, 30, 225 Queen St., and Joseph L. Stone, 37, 225 Queen St., for shoplifting after they allegedly stole items valued at $300 at CVS pharmacy, 324 Fourth Ave. -11:45 .a.m.: vandalism. Tammy Murray, 2360 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 209, reported the back window of her vehicle was broken. Damage was set at $200. SATURDAY -10:50 p.m.: assault. Jaret M. Kinninger, of Maplewood, reported he was assaulted in the 100 block of West

COUNTY Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -7:11 a.m.: property damage crash. Deputies responded to the 6500 block of PascoMontra Road on a report of a property damage accident. -3:31 a.m.: crash. Deputies responded to a property damage accident on Interstate 75 north of Sidney. MONDAY -6:58 p.m.: theft. Deputies were called to 322 Wall St., Port Jeffer-

Poplar Street. -3:44 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Danny Zimmer, 39, 3855 Mills Road, Houston, for shoplifting after he allegedly stole tennis shoes and a child’s “sippy cup” from Walmart, 2400 Michigan St. The items were valued at $27.84. -8:04 a,m.: vandalism. Shirley Richmond, 848 S. Main Ave., reported someone shot her vehicle with a paintballs. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Accidents Dale W. Cox, 43, 19351 Deam Road, was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Park Street and Fourth Avenue at 1:42 p.m. Saturday. Police reports state Cox was driving north on Fourth Avenue when he failed to stop for a red light and collided with a car driven west on Park Street by Vicky L. Kearns, 60, 805 N. Main Ave. The Cox vehicle sustained minor damage and there was heavy damage to the Kearns vehicle. • Kimberly S. Pike, 54, 744 Countryside Lane, Apt. 9, was cited for an assured clear distance violation following a crash on Ohio Avenue near the North Street intersection at 12:04 p.m. Friday. Pike was driving south on Ohio Avenue when her car struck the rear of a car being driven by James W. Steinke, 66, 14325 Sidney-Freyburg Road, who was stopped in traffic, after the traffic

light turned green. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. • Two vehicles sustained minor damage in a crash in the 100 block of South Ohio Avenue at 4:05 p.m. Friday. Reports state Marilyn K. Thomas, 66, 314 N. Main St., Jackson Center, was backing from a parking space when her vehicle struck a passing car driven by Hannah C. Duling, 29, 704 Winding Ridge Lane. Thomas was cited for a starting and backing violation. • Joel K. Fannon, 18, 1371 Maple Leaf Court, was cited for a right of way violation following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Russell Road and Main Avenue at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday. Police reports indicate Fannon was driving north on Main Avenue when he thought he had a green arrow to make a theft turn onto Russell Road and his vehicle collided with a car driven by Trey Allen Fletcher, 16, 109 E. Lyndhurst St., which was eastbound on Russell Road. • Officers cited Beverly D. Phillis, 56, 2530 Broadway Ave., for a starting and backing violation after she backed her car into a vehicle driven by Heather Renee West, 18, 22141 Lefever Road, Maplewood, at 1:59 p.m. Friday. Phillis was backing from a parking space when the crash occurred. The West car sustained light damage and there was no damage to the Phillis vehicle. • Two vehicles sustained minor damage in an accident in the 300 block of East South

son, on a report of metal siding being stolen. -4:51 p.m.: crash. A two-vehicle crash was reported in the 3400 block of Michigan Street. No injuries were reported. 4:16 p.m.: rear-end collision. A driver advised deputies his vehicle was struck from the rear by another vehicle in the 400 block of West Main Street in Port Jefferson. SUNDAY -8:47 p.m.: stolen car. Althea Helton, 14236 Wells Road, re-

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DEATH NOTICES Mary E. Brulport, 101, of 2901 Fair Road, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 3:15 p.m. at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home. Arrangements are pending at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave.

McJunkin pleads guilty A Botkins man charged in the June 17 death of a Jackson Center man pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge. Ryan S. McJunkin, 25, 207 W. Walnut St., Botkins, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated vehomicide, a hicular fourth-degree homicide. Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell said McJunkin was originally charged with a second-degree felony charge of agvehicular gravated homicide. Two misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence were dismissed as a part of the plea agreement. Common Pleas Court Judge James Stevenson ordered a presentence investigation and continued McJunkin’s bond. A sentencing date has not been set. McJunkin tested for a BAC of 0.195 at the time of the incident. The crash occurred June 17 at 2:28 a.m. at the intersection of Lock Two and Wones roads. Shane C. Fetter, 22, of Jackson Center, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by McJunkin, and Fetter reportedly fell out of the vehicle while it was in motion after for an unknown reason the passenger door opened. Fetter was pronounced dead at the scene.

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URBANA — Myrtle M. Queen, 86, of Urbana and formerly of Sidney and Lakeview, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, in Heartland of Urbana Born on April 28, 1926, in Wellston, Myrtle was a daughter of the late Edward E. and Daisy G. (Mundy) Copas. She married Worley Wayne Queen on Feb. 13, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2009. Together they raised a daughter, Sandra (John) Owen of Urbana. She was a loving grandmother to one Denise grandchild, (Brent) Crumley, of Urbana; and two great grandsons, Lucas Crumley, of Davenport, Iowa and Sean Crumley, of Urbana. She is survived by a brother, Richard Copas, of Wellston; a half brother, Martin Sutton, of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews and extended family members. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Queen, who passed away on March 4, 2002; four brothers, James, Walter, Charles and Robert

Brit A. Cassada Jr. Brit A. Cassada Jr., 56, of 1529 E. Court St. died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, surrounded by his family and companion Ruth Livingston. Brit was born March 25, 1956, in Sidney, to the late Brit A. and Opal Casada Bedford. Survivors include his children, Brett and (JenGodown, of nifer) Greenville, Nathan and Mary Cassada, of Celina, David Cassada, of Sidney, and Thomas Cassada, of Huber Heights. Brit has five grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Gerald and Elonda Cassady, of Mrs. Ron Texas, (Brenda) Boggs, of Sidney, Wanda Casada, of Sidney, David and Connie Cassada, of Texas, Mrs. Robert (Ollie) Anthony, of Sidney, Mrs.

Robert W. Holscher YORKSHIRE — Robert W. Holscher, 85, formerly of Mendon Hall Road, passed away of natural causes Monday morning, March 4, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen, where he had been a resident. He was born April 9, 1927, in Yorkshire, to Fred H. and Clara E. (Poeppelman) Holscher. He is survived by one brother, Wilfrid and Rita Holscher, of Minster; sisters-in-law, and Frances Ruth Holscher, both of Osgoo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by both parents and 11 siblings, Albert (infant), Matilda, Edward, Urban, Leo, Joseph, Alfred, Raymond, Elizabeth (infant, Julius (infant) and Rosamary. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Holscher served in the U.S. Army Military Police Company 1262ND. Robert

Copas; a sister, Mary Rice; and two stepsisters, Ada Marie Sticklen, and V i r g i n i a Sticklen. Myrtle was a 1944 graduate of Wellston High School. She attended Bliss Business College in Columbus. She retired in 1986 from Fair Haven Nursing Home and she was formerly employed as a cook by the Fairlawn School District. She also volunteered for the Red Cross Meals on in Shelby Wheels County. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Engle of the Concord United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to Board members of the www.shivelyfuneralWest Ohio Development Council (WODC) have announced the formation of the Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership (SSCWP), a new nonprofit organization. The council is in the process of hiring a director for the partnership. The director will report ST. MARYS — The public is invited to the to an independent board JTDMH Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale on Thursday and of trustees, not to the Friday. council board. The new The sale will be located in the conference rooms organization will be on the first floor of the hospital. Thursday’s sale funded with pledges by will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday’s sale local industries and will be from 7 a.m. to noon. grants. All proceeds from this event benefits patient care As published in the through the JTDMH Auxiliary. March issue of Shelby Sizzles, the WODC newsletter, “Over the BITUARY POLICY last several months, board members of the The Sidney Daily and/or obituaries are West Ohio Development News publishes abbrevi- submitted via the famCouncil have met with ated death notices free ily’s funeral home, almany of the county’s of charge. There is a flat though in some cases a business and industry $85 charge for obituar- family may choose to representatives. A reies and photographs. submit the information curring concern shared Usually death notices directly. by many company leaders is the need for a qualified workforce to meet current and forecast demand. Failure to meet the workforce needs may result in fewer company expansions and hamper the attraction of new compa-

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Kurt (Louise) Clinehens, of Sidney and Mrs. Charles (Wilma) of Parsons, Piqua, and many nieces and nephews. Brit was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He enfishing, joyed cooking, Western movies, and listening to music. A memorial service will be held March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the True Life Church 6716 E. U.S. Route 36 Greenville. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home and Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave. condoGuestbook lences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cassada family at the funeral website, home’s

was engaged in farming all of his working life. He had also been part owner and of operator Holscher Brothers Weld Shop and Saw Mill in Osgood. Robert was a member of St. Catholic Nicholas Church and the Osgood American Legion Post 228. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Nicholas Church in Osgood, with the Rev. David L. Zink celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Martin’s Cemetery with full military honors by the Osgood Legion. Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at

WODC introduces Sidney Shelby County Workforce Partnership nies into Shelby County.” It was those concerns that led to the establishment of the SSCWP. The partnership will be charged with visiting and benchmarking local industries to assess workforce needs and requirements, both current and future; visiting local high schools to evaluate the current educational activities in place and help identify where additional curriculum is needed; coordinating industry and education needs into programs that develop the desired skills required by the future workforce; working with local school systems to help students develop skills needed to be good employees, including interviewing, teamwork, computer skills, and other technical skills; developing and promoting job shadowing, internship and/or co-op programs; developing and implementing a marketing program to promote local careers; and developing metrics to measure results and success of the program.


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Officials still seek Former Miami Co. director Medicaid flexibility to be released from prison Ohio COLUMBUS, (AP) — Ohio continues to press the federal government for flexibility as state lawmakers review whether to expand the Medicaid program under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Greg Moody, director of the governor’s Office of Health Transformation, told reporters Tuesday he’s encouraged by discussions with the Obama administration, but he said it’s too soon to say the two sides have reached an agreement. Republican Gov. John Kasich has discussed whether Ohioans newly eligible for Medicaid under an expanded program could instead get private coverage subsidized by Washington. Those low-income individuals could then purchase insurance in the new health insurance market, known as the exchange. “I believe we are getting closer, but we are not going to raise hopes until we’re pretty certain that even at the technical detail, we can get this done,” Moody said. The state anticipates roughly 366,000 low-income Ohioans will be eligible for coverage beginning in 2014 by expanding Medicaid, the health program for the poor that already provides care for one of every five residents in the state. Kasich announced last month in his two-year state budget proposal that he would push for expanding Medicaid, but he wants to know

STORM Among the proposed changes in snow removal include an emphasis on being “more proactive than reactive” in the event of a major storm and to institute an incident command to better manage snow removal crews. Clough also said the city could modify its salting policy to treat all major streets and spot treat residential streets, although he noted that each round of salt costs $1,000. Clough said possible enhancements to the snow and ice control policy would be to enact a parking ban for major storms to make it easier for crews to clear streets. Another suggestion would be to develop a volunteer program to help senior citizens and others clear away the snow from their sidewalks. City Manager Mark Cundiff said “for years we had a clear pavement policy,” but said that’s not possible at the present time. “We’re doing the best job we can,” he said. Councilman Tom Miller asked about a possible emergency level declaration to keep people off the streets. Mayor Mike Barhorst said Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart told him that he tells people to “use common sense” on whether to be on the road. Law Director Jeff Amick said it’s difficult to declare weather emergencies. Barhorst requested Clough do more refining of the proposal for future council consideration. Engineering manager Randy Magoto presented an overview of ODOT projects being planned in Sidney over the next

whether the state has flexibility to implement the expansion. The Ohio Legislature, controlled by Republicans, will have to approve Kasich’s decision. And many of them are averse to the Democratic president’s signature health care law and resistant to expanding government programs. In an expanded Medicaid program, the federal government would pay the entire cost for the first three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent — still well above Ohio’s current level of 64 percent. But even at those generous rates, some Republicans in the Legislature say they fear being stuck with long-term costs. Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy has discussed flexibility around expansion with federal officials and other states’ counterparts as recently as Monday, Moody said. Among the openended questions are what benefits could those low-income individuals receive in the new health insurance exchange and whether the state could impose a co-payment. Moody declined to be more specific about what the state might want. “We’re not going to talk about details because we’re still having those conversations,” he said. The federal law expanded Medicaid to cover low-income people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level,

or about $15,400 a year for an individual. The provision will mainly benefit low-income adults who do not have children and currently can’t get Medicaid in most states. Separately, the overhaul provides subsidized private insurance for middle-class households. The U.S. Supreme Court later gave states the choice of participating in an expanded Medicaid program. Kasich is one of eight Republican governors to endorse the expansion despite misgivings about the health care overhaul. Moody said he has been meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Medicaid expansion proposal, which is being reviewed in Ohio House hearings. Also on Tuesday, leaders from the Ohio Council of Churches, the Catholic Conference of Ohio and other religious entities showed their support for extended coverage of Medicaid at a Statehouse news conference. The leaders of Christian and Jewish organizations cited religious texts in their backing of the proposal, and they urged lawmakers to get behind the idea. Jim Tobin of the Catholic Conference of Ohio said bishops represented by the group believe access to quality health care is “an affirmation of human dignity and a basic safeguard of human life from conception until natural death.”

BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media GREENVILLE — A Darke County judge released Miami County’s former maintenance director from prison Monday during a judicial release hearing four months into his one-year prison sentence. Jarrod Harrah, 40, is expected to be released from the MadiHarrah son Correctional Institution no later than today after serving one-third of his yearlong sentence after he was convicted of felony crimes related to misusing and stealing publicly-owned property while he served at the county’s maintenance director. Harrah, previously of Troy and who has been serving out his sentence at the Madison Correctional Institution since Nov. 5, appeared via a video teleconference in the courtroom of Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein, who approved the early release. Harrah’s attorney, Andrew Pratt, said his client learned his lesson and needed to be released so he “can begin a period of rehabilitation.” “It has had the intended effect of punishing him,” Pratt said. “Any lesson Jarrod could be taught … has certainly been learned now.” Harrah also asked the judge for an early release, saying the “punishment has been extreme.” “It’s been worse than anything I expected,” Harrah said during the video conference. Special Prosecutor Andrew Wilson, who said Harrah used Miami County financial accounts like “his own personal ATM,” opposed the early release noting that while a release from prison worked in Harrah’s favor, it was not what was best for the community. “There is an important utility for the public to know that a (prison) sentence is a sentence,” Wilson said,

noting that reducing the sentence would be failing the public. Hein said the state legislature deters first-time, non-violent offenders from serving prison time or full prison terms, and he made similar remarks when he sentenced Harrah in November. “I don’t like the rule, but I have to follow it,” the judge said. Once released Harrah must report to Miami County and will then begin 36 months of community control sanctions, along with other supervision requirements, 60 hours of community service and paying a $7,500 fine. Harrah, a former Troy City Council member and president of the Miami County Republican Men’s Club, accepted a plea agreement in the case in September and pleaded guilty to the third-degree felonies of theft in office, tampering with records and tampering with evidence. In November, he was given a combined prison sentence of one year in prison. The plea agreement also stipulated that Harrah pay restitution in the amount of $1,240 for scrap metal he sold and kept in a slush fund. Meanwhile more than $18,600 worth of items that belonged to Miami County has since been recovered from his Troy residence, which has since been foreclosed upon. Harrah committed the crimes between March 1, 2010, through June 1, 2012, while he served as the county’s maintenance director, which he began in November 2005 and was paid $44,379 annually. After allegations of theft were made the Miami County Sheriff ’s Office began an investigation that later resulted in several resignations in the maintenance department and similar charges coming against other maintenance employees. That investigation resulted in detectives seizing truckloads of equipment from Harrah’s home, including lawn mowers, weed eaters, power tools, hand tools, composite saws, custom-made windows, a hot water heater, and a wide variety of assorted tools and lawn care equipment, among other items.

From Page 1 few years. Among the projects are: • Wapakoneta Avenue reconstruction Phase II is set to begin in late April or early May. The reconstruction would involve the area from Russell Road to Parkwood Street. The cost of the project is set at $1.8 million, with the city’s share being 20 percent ($360,000). • Paving of Ohio 47, from Vandemark Road to Kuther Road. Set for this year at a total cost of $659,421, the city’s share would be $113,778. The paving of State Route 47 from Vandemark Road to to I75 was reset for 2015, with cost estimates in process of being revised. • Port Jefferson Road reconstruction from Russell Road to Wells Drive. Set for 2015, the $2.14 million project would require a city share of $274,400. • Michigan Street bridge replacement over the CSX railroad. The $1.445,800 project is set for 2015. The city share would be $219,560. Magoto said the city would also be responsible for $260,300 for design and $87,700 for right of way costs. • Ohio 47 Safety Improvements Phase I and II on the city’s west side, set for 2014 and 2015. • Ohio 47 bridge over Tawawa Creek replacement set for 2014, with ODOT paying for 100 percent of the project. • Ohio 29 bridge over Interstate 75 replacement set for 2015 with ODOT paying for 100 percent of the project. • Interstate 75 spot repairs in the Sidney area through 2016 when the entire section will be repaved.


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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2013. There are 300 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 6, 1933, a national bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt aimed at calming panicked depositors went into effect. (The holiday was supposed to last four days, but was extended until it was gradually lifted starting March 13.) On this date: • In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13day siege. • In 1853, Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” premiered in Venice, Italy. • In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court. • In 1912, Oreo sandwich cookies were first introduced by the National Biscuit Co. • In 1933, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, wounded in an attempt on then-President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life the previous month, died at a Miami hospital at age 59. • In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II. • In 1953, Georgy Malenkov was named premier of the Soviet Union a day after the death of Josef Stalin. • In 1967, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva, appeared at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and declared her intention to defect to the West. • In 1973, Nobel Prizewinning author Pearl S. Buck, 80, died in Danby, Vt. • In 1983, in a case that drew much notoriety, a woman was gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern in New Bedford, Mass., called Big Dan’s; four men were later convicted of the attack. • In 1988, the board of trustees at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a liberal arts college for the deaf, selected Elisabeth Zinser, a hearing woman, to be school president. (Outraged students shut down the campus, forcing selection of a deaf president, I. King Jordan, instead.)


2,300 gem brooch joins exhibit WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has an addition to its famous gem collection: It’s a butterfly brooch made of 2,300 gems. The “Royal Butterfly Brooch” was created in 2009 by Taiwanese jewelry artist Cindy Chao. She is donating the piece to the museum, making it the first Taiwanese-designed item in the National Gem Collection. It goes on display Wednesday. The Royal Butterfly is composed of 2,328 gems, totaling 77 carats. It includes colored and colorchanging sapphires and diamonds, rubies and tsavorite garnets. The centerpieces of the butterfly’s wings are four largefaceted diamond slices. Curators say it sparkles in daylight but under ultraviolet light in the dark, it glows. Chao put its value at $680,000. The butterfly joins the Hope Diamond and Marie Antoinette earrings on display.

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Fiery Venezuelan leader dies Hugo Chavez loses 2-year battle with cancer BY IAN JAMES The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and Chavez again, defeating a coup attempt, winning reelection three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage. A self-described “subversive,” Chavez fashioned himself after the 19th Century independence leader Simon Bolivar and renamed his country the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He called himself a “humble soldier” in a battle for socialism and against U.S. hegemony. He thrived on confrontation with Washington and his political opponents at home, and used those conflicts to rally his followers. Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn’t beat was cancer. He died Tuesday in Caracas at 4:25 local time after his prolonged illness. He was 58. During more than 14 years in office, his leftist politics and grandiose style polarized Venezuelans. The barrelchested leader electrified crowds with his booming voice, and won admiration among the poor with government social programs and a folksy, nationalistic style. His opponents seethed at

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A SUPPORTER of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez cries as she learns that Chavez has died through an announcement by the vice president in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. the larger-than-life character who demonized them on television and ordered the expropriation of farms and businesses. Many in the middle class cringed at his bombast and complained about rising crime,

soaring inflation and government economic controls. Chavez used his country’s vast oil wealth to launch social programs that included staterun food markets, new public housing, free health clinics and

education programs. Poverty declined during Chavez’s presidency amid a historic boom in oil earnings, but critics said he failed to use the windfall of hundreds of billions of dollars to develop the country’s economy. Inflation soared and the homicide rate rose to among the highest in the world Before his struggle with cancer, he appeared on television almost daily, frequently speaking for hours and breaking into song or philosophical discourse. He often wore the bright red of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or the fatigues and red beret of his army days. He had donned the same uniform in 1992 while leading an ill-fated coup attempt that first landed him in jail and then launched his political career. The rest of the world watched as the country with the world’s biggest proven oil reserves took a turn to the left under its unconventional leader, who considered himself above all else a revolutionary. “I’m still a subversive,” the president told The Associated Press in a 2007 interview, recalling his days as a rebel soldier. “I think the entire world has to be subverted.” Chavez was a master communicator and savvy political strategist, and managed to turn his struggle against cancer into a rallying cry, until the illness finally defeated him. From the start, he billed himself as the heir of Bolivar, who led much of South America to independence. He often spoke beneath a portrait of Bolivar and presented replicas of the liberator’s sword to allies.

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MAREN PIEFER, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (left) enjoys the snow while she visits with her long time friend, Justine Abdelrahmen, of Madison, and her daughter, Aiya, 2, near Cherokee Middle School during a winter storm that came through the area in Madison, Wis., Tuesday. “It’s been magical to be here during this time,” said Peifer, who is from Madison, but moved to Florida to get away from the snow and is now planning on moving back because she misses it.

Snow storm barrels through Midwest to Mid-Atlantic CHICAGO (AP) — A late winter storm packing up to 10 inches of snow sent officials in weather-hardened Chicago into action Tuesday to prevent a repeat of scenes from two years ago, when hundreds of people in cars and buses were stranded on the city’s marquee thoroughfare during a massive blizzard. The storm was part of a system that started in Montana, hit the Dakotas and Minnesota on Monday and then barreled through Wisconsin and Illinois on its way to Washington, D.C., where it was expected late Tuesday night. As the storm pushed toward the MidAtlantic region, people there were gathering supplies and airlines were canceling flights. Since the 2011 blizzard that dumped 20 inches on Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city has had it pretty easy snow-wise, with a relatively mild winter last year and a slow

start this year. The storm that was moving through the Midwest on Tuesday dumped 6 inches at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport by 4 p.m. Preparations for Tuesday’s storm, including warnings to commuters that it was coming, may have paid off. Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Claffey said in an email that traffic was lighter than normal on Chicago expressways Tuesday afternoon, an indication that many people took public transportation instead of cars. Claffey also said there were no reports of any major traffic accidents. Still, some in Chicago were caught off guard by the last gasp from Old Man Winter. Many left their downtown jobs early, with some saying they had to go home to take care of children after school programs were canceled or baby sitters couldn’t make it.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The two American cardinals sat on the stage, microphones in hand, fielding questions from the world’s news media on everything from the delayed arrival of some of their colleagues to their own wardrobe choices if elected pope. Most experts doubt the upcoming conclave will select an American pope, but the U.S. cardinals are already exerting a surprising amount of control over the message — simply by talking. Their lively daily briefings contrast sharply with the sober summaries from the Vatican spokesman and almost nothing from anyone else. More than 100 journalists and two dozen television crews from the U.S., Britain, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Italy showed up Tuesday, packing an auditorium for what has become the daily “American Show” at the North American College, the U.S. seminary just up the hill from the Vatican. Cardinals Daniel Di Nardo of Galveston-Houston and Sean O’Malley of Boston held court, gamely trying to answer questions about when the conclave will begin, why five voting-age cardinals still hadn’t shown up and whether they’d all be home in time for Holy Week — all without violating their oath of secrecy about the closeddoor deliberations.

Suspect in deadly NYC crash ready to surrender NEW YORK (AP) — The suspected driver who fled the scene of a grisly crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband and ultimately the child they were expecting said Tuesday that he planned to surrender, though police continued searching for him and

said they would arrest him if they found him. Julio Acevedo, 44, told the Daily News of New York that he was speeding away from a gunman who was trying to shoot at him early Sunday when the accident with a hired car happened in the

Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. He said he fled the scene because he was worried he’d be killed and didn’t know the couple had died until he saw it in newspapers. “My heart goes out to them,” Acevedo told the news-

paper Tuesday in a phone call arranged by a friend. “I didn’t know they died until I saw the news.” The friend who arranged the call, Derrick Hamilton, said Acevedo was running for his life after the crash, and called it a terrible accident.


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This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Baby time for children 3 1/2 and younger and their mothers is at the A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie at 6:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. The group will provide information and support to ostomates and their families. For more information, call (937) 4404706. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

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. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433.

Thursday Evening • The New Knoxville Public Library Book Club meets at the library at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. Use the rear entrance. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., host the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

Sidney High School officers welcomed 40 new members during the recent induction ceremony and banquet held at the high school. Pictured left to right are Emily Hix (Treasurer), John Trygstad (Secretary), Morgan Smith (Vice-President), and Neal Dev (President).

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Billings celebrate golden date

Larry and Pat Billing, of Sidney, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. Dear Heloise: My 24, 2013, with their mom has two different family in Atlanta, Ga. The couple were marrecipes ried Feb. 24, 1963, in the f o r St. Jacob’s Lutheran pumpChurch in Anna on a k i n snowy day. r o l l . They have two One of Mr. and Mrs. Billing daughters and a son-int h e law, Lynn Billing, of At- Pat retired after many recipes lanta, Ga., and Amy and years in nursing. calls Mark McCoy, of MariHints for 1 They enjoy sports etta, Ga. t e a and watching their from The Billings are the spoon Heloise grandparents of Connor grandsons play. baking They also enjoy golf s o d a , Heloise Cruse and Parker McCoy. Larry retired after and their many trips to a n d Wedding Day 1963 the other calls for 1 tea- many years in banking. Hilton Head Island, S.C. spoon baking powder. What is the difference? — Julie P., via email — WAPAKONETA Brownie Scout leader, There definitely is a started the Block big, big difference! Both John and Andrea Knapp, Mother program and are used in baking to of Wapakoneta, celewas PTA president for help dough rise or ex- brated their 50th wedNorthwood Elementary pand, but they do it dif- ding anniversary with School. She was also ferently and CANNOT family and friends Feb. Mother Adviser for two be substituted for each 23, 2013, at an open years for the Kenton other. Baking soda is house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rainbow for Girls. She made of pure, 100 per- the Wayne Street United worked as a vending atcent sodium bicarbon- Methodist Church in St. tendant for AVI in Sidate. When mixed with Marys. Those attending were ney before retiring in an acid (for example, Germantown, 1998. cream of tartar) and from Anna, John served four some moisture, it causes Beavercreek, years in the U.S. Navy. a reaction that makes Lakeview, St. Marys, Mr. and Mrs. Knapp He was restaurant manlittle bubbles, which Sidney, Coldwater, Lima, helps the dough get Celina, Belle Center, three daughters and ager at Clancy’s HamFindlay, Greenville and sons-in-law, Kimberly burgers Inc. in stores in puffy and light. and Jon Blackburn, of Kenton and Sidney for Baking powder is Wapakoneta. John and the former Lakeview, Lora and Dale 22 years. He also delivbaking soda with one or more acidic ingredients Andrea Blakeley were Fogt, of Jackson Center, ered Meals on Wheels in included. Just by adding married Feb. 24, 1963, in and Carol and Larry Sidney, drove truck for a liquid, the reaction oc- St. Paul’s United Church Ferguson II, of Anna. DTS in Fort Loramie curs. It usually is added of Christ in Sidney. Wit- They have six grandchil- and worked at ALCO in New Bremen. He is emto a recipe where there nesses were Jill (Link) dren. Andrea has worked ployed part time by is no acidic ingredient. Wilson, the maid of and Lynn for Monarch Machine Community Health ProHope this helps, and honor, baking! — Persinger, of St. Marys, Tool Co. and Copeland fessionals of Tri-County happy cousin of the bride, who Corp. in Sidney. She also in Wapakoneta. Heloise taught kindergarten at The Knapps are memNO-MESS BURRITO was the best man. Andrea is the daugh- Christ the King Chris- bers of the Wapakoneta Dear Heloise: I’m Worship writing to share a hint ter of the late Ervin tian School for two years. Community for serving messy burri- “Red” and Carol Blake- In Findlay, she was a Center, where they serve aide and as greeters and junior tos to children. I hate ley. John is the son of the teacher’s food items like these late C Blaine Knapp and started the pre-school at church teachers. They (my kids are 6 and 2 the late Jenelle (Botkin) Hope Temple Christian are members of the EmSchool. In Kenton, she maus Community in years old). Inevitably, Glass. as a Sidney. The Knapps have volunteered the “inside” of the burrito always ends up on 4-H NEWS — MCCARTYVILLE PRODUCERS their plates after the first bite or two. One MCCARTYVILLE — The McCar- a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Speedway Bowlnight, I even held the tyville Producers 4-H Club will host a ing Alley in New Bremen. Tickets cost bottom of my daughter’s fundraising breakfast Sunday from 9 $8.99 for adults, $4.99 for children. burrito closed for her while she was eating. What a pain. Since then, I’ve discovered a solution: chip clips! When I served burritos, I used a clean chip clip to clamp the bottom of the burrito shut, preventing the insides from falling out. 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United Way radio show Thursday live in the studio,” Barr said. “The agencies do so much to change lives for our community that I was looking for another outlet for them to share their services they provide with the community.” The segment will focus on the human services that are provided by each agency and whom to contact if listeners need assistance.

The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA cheer and dance teams will host their second annual quarter auction Friday at the Sidney American Legion. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2, and food and beverages will be available through the Legion. A fish fry is being held that night; in addition to pizza, sandwiches and snacks will

be for sale. The auction will use a ticket system, so quarters are not necessary. consultants Local from Longaberger, Mary Kay, Nelly Cuddles, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, and Thirty One have donated items for the auction and will have a display for additional purchases. About 70 items will be available for auction, including numerous gift

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Melodic rehearsal Accompanist Cheryl Christman (left), of Anna, and Director Brittany Moore, of Tipp City, take the Sidney High School Men’s Choir through vocal warmup exercises prior to their singing in a concert at the school recently. The public performance also showcased the Freshman Choir, the Women’s Choir, the Symphonic Choir and the Mass Choir. The concert gave local audience members the opportunity to hear selections that the choirs have prepared to present at upcoming Ohio Music Educators Association contests. The Mass Choir demonstrated sight reading, singing a particular piece with no prior rehearsal, which is required at the contests. The Women’s Choir sang in Spanish. The Symphonic Choir sang in Hebrew. A bake sale to support the choirs followed the concert.

BOTKINS — Livestock JudgLogan Russell, of ing Team finished the Botkins FFA fourth out of 41 Chapter General teams. Scoring Livestock Team for the team was won first place, Michaela Kramer, competing who placed 10th against 201 out of 578 particiother FFA mempants, Russell, bers, at the rewho placed 23rd, Russell cent Highland Kyle MoelCounty Invitalenkamp, who tional. placed 24th, and Lucas The full team gar- Buehler, who placed nered a second-place fin- 30th. ish against 39 other The Agronomy Team teams. placed fifth out of 12 At the same event, the teams. Leading the team Botkins FFA Agronomy were Dietz, Hannah Team placed seventh in Koch, Egbert and Kena competition of 11 neth Kramer. teams. The Dairy judging Scoring for the team team placed 11th out of were Evan Dietz and 18 teams. Scoring the Zack Egbert. team were Heath Geyer, The Dairy Team Steinke, Seth Hoying placed seventh out of 16 and Brock Fullenkamp. teams. Alison Guckes, The Horse judging Machala Ary and Josei team placed 26th out of Steinke scored for that 30 teams. Leading the team. team were Emily Brown, At the recent Wilm- Erin Place, Courtney ington Aggies Judging Kohler and Kaylee BaiContest, the General ley.

Dayton youth orchestras announce auditions DAYTON – The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has announced auditions and three concert dates for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings. Audition dates for both orchestras are April 13,

14, May 4 and 11 at Reichard Hall at the University of Dayton. To schedule an audition time, applicants must phone the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance at (937) 224-3521 ext. 1136 or ext. 1118. The Youth Strings will

perform its spring concert on March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N. in Dayton and feature works by William Boyce, Beethoven and David Stone. Admission is free but tickets must be reserved by calling (937)

224-3521 ext. 1136. The Youth Orchestra will present its family concert on March 17 at 3 p.m. in the Schuster Center with guest performance troupe Magic Circle Mime Company. Ticket prices are $12 for students, $17 for seniors and

Candy maker to visit WIN Women In Networking (WIN) Past President Katina Shaffer will host Paula Arnett who will demonstrate the making of candy baskets for the Women in Networking (WIN) meeting Monday at noon at the Shelby County Ag Building, 820 Fair Road. Arnett is the former

owner of the Candy Bouquet in Celina, where she made bouquets and gifts using candy. She also sold bulk candy there before closing the business in 2011. After that, she became a licensed real estate agent but found it was not “her cup of tea” and is now back doing what she does

best — working as a substitute teacher and taking online classes through University of Phoenix. The basket made during the demonstration will be raffled off at the end of the meeting. WIN is a council of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and provides a forum for

begin using the system in May. Thomas Boecker, Wilson president and CEO, provided updates including announcing that Dr. Valerie Schulte, a Wilson OB/GYN, has been named the new medical director for the Wilson Care OB/GYN practice. Boecker also announced that Dr. Joseph Montanaro, OB/GYN, joined Wilson Care on Nov. 26 and is working at the office of Dr. Larry Holland in Piqua. An open house was held on Feb. 21 together with the Piqua Chamber of Commerce to introduce Montanaro to the community. Boecker announced that Dr. Philip Lamptey will be joining Wilson


Care as a full-time hospitalist on April 1. Boecker noted that Lamptey was to work some in February and will be working for part of March. Due to the relocation of Dr. Suresh Thakker in December, a pediatrician, Dr. Nazih Dabis will be working until a permanent replacement can be found. Recruitment for the position is ongoing. Boecker told trustees that the annual Wilson Foundation Ball will be held March 16 at the

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Piqua Country Club. The annual town hall sessions took place in February. Boecker led the presentations to employees that included a review of 2012 and plans for 2013 and looked at challenges/opportunities facing Wilson Memorial Hospital. Boecker announced that the Wilson Medical Building is being renamed the Professional Building to avoid confusion on the hospital campus. New signs will be installed at the hospital noting the change.

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Wilson Memorial Hospital board meets The Wilson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held their meeting recently and heard about a physical order entry and medical record project and the announcement of the new Wilson Care OB/GYN medical director. Dr. Robert McDevitt, chief of staff, reported on the project to implement physician order entry and electronic medical records. McDevitt noted the work of Dr. Frederick Simpson on the IT project, noting he has been instrumental in reviewing order sets and modifying them to meet the needs of physicians. McDevitt noted physicians should be ready to

minds and bodies. How often do you get the chance to win great prizes including a hot new version of an Apple product for so little? Shout it from the rooftops, blast it on Facebook, bring a friend or bring a crowd and please join us for a family-friendly night out.” Proceeds from the event support the teams and help pay for their entry fees for national competition.

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DKGs list March scholarship deadline The Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society is accepting applications for its scholarship through March 18. Women who are Shelby County residents, going into their junior or senior years of college, preparing for careers in education are eligible to submit applications for this scholarship, which will be awarded at a minimum of $100. The criteria for consideration in awarding the grants will be financial need and academic achievement. Applications may be obtained by email to m b o w or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Barri Grandey, 8688 Wright-Puthoff Road, Sidney, OH 45365.

cards to local businesses, a boy’s and girl’s bicycle, home and beauty items and an Apple iPad Mini. “You will get a first hand look at the team you’re supporting and hopefully win some great stuff!” said Kristi Berning, a team mom and one of the organizers of the event. “We hope to make this year successful so we can continue to grow our program and encourage our youth to have healthy





Scott Barr, executive director of the Shelby County United Way, has announced a new radio segment called “Living United in Shelby County” that will debut Thursday at 9:45 a.m. on WMVR, Hits 105.5. “We are truly excited to have this partnership with WMVR and be on the radio live weekly for 3-4 minutes with Joe Labor during the Morning Joe Show,” Barr said. This weekly segment will highlight the 25 local, nonprofit agencies that receive funding from the Shelby County United Way. “We will highlight one agency per week with the agency representative joining Joe and me

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Sidney woman’s business growing Featured in national magazine BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Baby tote bags crafted by a Sidney woman for her home-based and online retail store, Little Rabbots, have been featured in the March issue of a national magazine that promotes American-made items. Nationalist magazine, which is available in hard copy and online at, features the totes made by Anne Abbott on Page 38. Abbott opened the hand-crafted baby products business 3 1/2 years ago when she lost her job as a secretary. “I have been sewing for 22 years,” she said. She started to make baby products when her son was born and it was difficult to find items for little For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg boys. ANNE ABBOTT, of Sidney, sews a tabbie blanket in her home. Displayed “Everything was girly,” she said. around her are various items she custom makes for babies. Her home-based Now, she custom crafts diaper bags, business has taken off recently. tabbie blankets, cloth diapers, water-

proof bibs and baby clothing for boys and girls using only organic, hospitalgrade fabrics. While she has some stock items, most things are made as they are ordered. She sells from her home, online at and through her Facebook page. “I have a kind of store set up in my basement,” Abbott said. “People can call 726-4503 for an appointment.” Jazmin Whitley, the fashion editor of Nationalist magazine, said she was looking for products made in America when she found Abbott’s website. “I fell in love with Little Rabbots,” she said. Abbott said business has been so good that she may be hiring her mother soon to help handle the orders. She anticipates a big jump in sales soon. “I have been contacted by Wilson Memorial Hospital to sell through their baby store,” Abbott said. “I’m their only baby supplier.”

Sidney law firm expands to new site STOCK MARKET Cooper, Adel & Associates, specialists in elder law, is expanding its Sidney location to 2190 Wapakoneta Ave. It has been at 124 N. Main Ave. since April 2010 but reportedly its business has grown and there is now a need for more space. Company officials said the new location allows for proximity to Interstate 75 and will be more convenient for clients around Sidney. Darcie Crosson, of Industrial Property Brokers, represented both parties in the transaction. Mitch Adel, senior partner for Cooper, Adel & Associates, said, “This space allows us the room we need at this time to provide the convenience

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COOPER, ADEL & Associates, specialists in elder law, is expanding its Sidney location to this building at 2190 Wapakoneta Ave. and accessibility that our concentrates on central neys and 30 employees, clients depend on from and eastern Ohio in its some of whom travel from us.” Centerburg office. office to office regularly, Adel manages the SidCooper, Adel & Associ- this new location accomney, Monroe and Wilm- ates has been an elder modates their needs as ington offices while his law firm for more than 20 well as their clients and partner, Thom Cooper, years. With seven attor- their families.

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week Alcoa Inc...............8.35 0 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..44.36 +1.47 +0.19 BP PLC ADR......40.48 Citigroup ............43.60 +0.66 +0.71 Emerson Elec. ....56.25 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......11.74 +0.57 (PF of Clopay Corp.) -0.32 H&R Block Inc...25.12 +0.47 Honda Motor .....37.88 Ill. Toolworks .....62.30 +0.76 (Parent company of Peerless) -1.78 JC Penney Co.....14.96 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase49.49 +0.39 (Former Bank One, Sidney) +0.12 Kroger Co. ..........29.59 (PF of Kroger) +0.20 Meritor .................4.39

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week Lear Corp ...........53.74 +0.52 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.95.81 +0.74 +0.06 Radio Shack .........3.06 Sherwin-Wllms 164.86 -0.52 Sprint ...................5.87 +0.04 Thor Industries..37.84 +0.02 (PF of Airstream Inc.) +0.89 Time Warner Inc.55.05 (PF of Time Warner Cable) -0.47 U.S. Bancorp ......33.81 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) -1.05 Walgreen Co.......40.72 +0.46 Walmart Stores .73.72 +0.06 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.53 +0.83 YUM! Brands.....66.30 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........40.52 +0.22 Fifth Third ........16.02 0 0 Peoples Bank .....10.50

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Edison plans annual Career Expo March 19 sentatives will be on hand to provide resume help and job search assistance. Additional resources, including online access, are available at their facilities. More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the free event. Representatives from organizations, including Cargill Inc., Crown Control, Dannon, Emerson Climate Technologies, Hartzell Industries, Plastipak Packaging Inc., Norcold, US Bank, Premier Health Partners, and

many others will be present. There will also be staffing services participating, representing some of the major employers in the area. Also in attendance this year will be representatives from some of the area’s four-year colleges and universities, who will be assisting students with information on credit transfers and various degree programs. Edison’s Career Services department provides resources to students, alumni and the commu-

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Community breakfast Kateri Sherman, 6, of Fort Loramie, eats a piece of sausage at the annual Fort Loramie Community Service Club’s Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Breakfast at Fort Loramie Elementary School Sunday. Money raised will support community projects. Kateri is the daughter of Matthew and Jenny Sherman.

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie Legion Post 355 has established two scholarships of $1,000 each for Fort Loramie graduating seniors who plan to enroll full time in college and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any college field. The student must have attended Fort Loramie High School for a minimum of two years and have a grade-point average of at least 3.0. The first scholarship is the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355 Scholarship and the second scholarship is the Post 355 Legionnaire Auxiliary and Sons Scholarship. As presented to and approved by the Fort Loramie Education Foundation board, the first criteria for the scholarships is achieving the highest scores on the Americanism test provided the score is 75 percent or greater. The American Legion Commander will inform the FLEF of the scholarships winners should this criteria apply. The secondary criterion is “demonstration of patriotic behavior� and shall be determined by the FLEF’s scholarship committee during its normal selection process. The GPA of 3.0 as indicated on the application is a criteria for this

Application deadline April 15 FORT LORAMIE — Applications for the 2013 Fort Loramie Education Foundation scholarships were distributed by the Fort Loramie High School guidance counselor by Feb. 15. All applications should be mailed to the Fort Loramie Education Foundation, P.O. Box 118, Fort Loramie, OH 45845. Applications must be postprocess. It is not a requirement if the individual attained the scholarship through receiving a 75 percent or greater test score. Possible patriotic behavior include attending Boy’s or Girl’s State, taking part in military funerals such as being a bugler, participating in the Liberty Days queen contest, or becoming an Eagle Scout. Other equally qualifying activities should be considered as well. A single person cannot receive multiple American Legion scholarships. An example would be when two scholarships are offered but only one student scores above 75 percent on the Americanism

marked by April 15. To obtain additional information and criteria regarding the scholarships, visit the website, EF/FLEF.htm and click on scholarship information and criteria. Contact the foundation by getting in touch with a foundation member or through the following email address: test. That student is ensured a scholarship by a score on the test, making that student ineligible to receive a scholarship for patriotic behavior. The Fort Loramie Education Foundation has an active committee of volunteers who oversee the creation of new scholarships and funds benefiting Fort Loramie students. The funds are administered through the Community Foundation of Shelby County. For information on the Fort Loramie Education Foundation, view the website at m or contact President Lori Bornhorst.

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Club announces March meetings FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Community Service Club has announced its March meetings. On Tuesday, Connie Kinsella from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will explain benefits that are available to seniors who volunteer. Dave Ross will present a program on March 19, reporting on his recent visit to the Reds spring training camp in Arizona. Meetings are held at Al’s Place in Fort Loramie at noon. New members are always welcome.


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CRASH fuel tank, spilled approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway and jack-knifed the rig across both lanes of southbound Interstate 75. A 2006 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer driven by William Hildebrand, 76, of North Freedom, Wis., was unable to stop and struck the trailer of the first semi. Hildebrand was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital via squad non-lifewith threatening injuries. His condition was not available from hospital The passenger in the van, Bernadette Woods of Toledo, was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. Harris was not injured in the crash. Botkins and Anna police, fire and EMS departments responded to assist with the crashes. Tom Glass, Botkins police chief and second lieutenant with the Botkins Fire Department, said firefighters contained the fuel spill until a cleanup crew arrived. Glass said the powder material from the Harris semi trailer was airborne and “it was a real mess to clean up.” ODOT responded for assistance with traffic control. The EPA was called and responded to the scene. The southbound lanes were closed for approximately 11 hours as crews cleared away the diesel fuel and a powder red dye material that also leaked from the Harris semi. There reportedly was concern that the diesel fuel and dye might flow into Loramie Creek, but it was determined that there was no danger. “It’s really a pretty innocuous material,” said Heather Lauer, EPA spokeswoman. She said about 50 pounds of the material was spilled and an estimated 45 was cleaned up, with the remainder posing no danger. Sgt. John Westfield of the Wapakoneta post of the patrol, reported a trooper had passed through the area a short time before the fatal crash and reported icy road conditions around the bridge. He requested an ODOT truck spread

Treasurer Mike Watkins explained the process of deciding to place an income tax levy on the ballot. “The Board of Educations has two taxing options,” said Watkins. The first is on taxable income of district residents and estates. The second is taxing earned income of individuals residing in the school district. “Why an income tax?” said Watkins. “This will help diversify the district’s revenue stream. “The district’s local revenue is currently dependent on property valuation.

From Page 1 salt in the area, but no trucks were available in the area at the time. Both crashes are still being investigated. It was the third fatality in less than a week in Shelby County. Jesse Buford Stevens Jr., 64, of Mansfield, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of a semi truck crash at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday on I-75 north of Anna. Troopers from the Piqua post of the Ohio State Patrol report an autopsy was performed to determine whether a medical condition led to Stevens’s death. A spokesman said the report won’t be ready for about a week. Ina Smith, 50, of Minster, died in a single-vehicle crash on canal Road No. 1 near Fort Loramie shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into Smith’s death.

“This (income tax) provides an opportunity for district tax revenues to grow when the economy improves.” Existing millage levy collections, said Watkins, only grow with new construction. The millage is reduced for inflationary increases. Emergency levies collect a specific amount and won’t grow even with the new construction. The property valuation in the district, said Watkins, has been decreasing from 1998. The valuation declined from $525,937,372 in 2004 to $460,833,190 in 2008 with the elimination of tangible personal property. Property valuation declined by an additional $13,882,140 to $446,536,600 in 2011 due to re-appraisal. “Property valuation is projected to drop an additional $2,622,600 in 2013 due to the Board of Revision adjustments,”

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LIMA — A married couple from Kenton is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 165 individually wrapped units of heroin, 18 Oxycodone pills and 66 Xanax pills, worth more than $107,000 following a traffic stop Monday in Allen County. The Lima Post received a call of a possible impaired driver on Ohio 309. Troopers responded to the area and stopped a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, with Ohio registration, for a left of center violation on State Route 309, near Bowman Road in Bath Township at 5:27 p.m. on Monday. The driver, Keith M. Whitmore, 54, was arrested for OVI. During a search of his person, the trooper located the pills and $650 in cash. Upon contact with the driver’s wife, Kelly M. Whitmore, 35, she produced the individually wrapped heroin. Both suspects were incarcerated in the Allen County Jail, and charged with possession of heroin, a second-degree felony. If convicted, they could both face up to 8 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.

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said Watkins. “We have to educate the community,” said Scheu of the proposed income tax. “This will be a collection different method. It will be different than property tax collections. “This won’t be a continuing tax,” he said. “We’re not going to increase the amount of taxes collected now.” The board will take action on the levy proposal at its March 18 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education office. The board will have to approve a resolution of necessity, which is sent to the state tax commission by April 26. A resolution to proceed with the levy needs to be approved and sent to the Shelby County Board of Elections by May 8 before the tax issue can be placed on the August ballot. If it fails, the levy would then be placed on the November ballot.

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He also reminded the board from 2008 until today, cuts of $17 million have been made to save the district money. “That is significant,” said Scheu. “Then two years ago there was a salary reduction for all the employees.” The 1 percent income tax levy, said Scheu, would be a combination of the 9.9-mill levy and the PI levy. The PI levy had generated $224,000 for the district before it expired. It is estimated that the five-year 1 percent income tax levy would generate $4,773,662 annually.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, March 7, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel a bit out-of-control today. Information about your private life is out in public for everyone to see, especially bosses, parents and authority figures. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a poor day to make travel plans or important decisions regarding publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Just fill your data bank. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you’re focused on shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt, mortgages and insurance matters, don’t sign important papers today. Wait until tomorrow afternoon. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Today is unpredictable. You might feel like others expect too much of you. If you please yourself, at least you’ll please more than half of everyone else. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Expect delays, silly mistakes and inefficiency at work today. Lost paperwork and misunderstandings about budgets and equipment support are likely. Just grin and bear it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a creative day for you, because you find it easy to think outside-of-thebox. It’s also a classic day to just goof off. Enjoy playful activities with children. Take it easy. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a good day to cocoon at home. You feel the urge to relax and hide with a good book, junk food and your favorite game or TV program. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today is full of false starts. You might even leave the house several times before you remember everything. Do not trust communication with others, because misunderstandings are rife. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a poor day to make major expenditures. In fact, it’s a poor day to shop for anything other than food. Pull in your reins. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a goofy day, plain and simple. The Moon is in your sign today; however, it is free-floating, like a helium balloon that is sailing loose in the sky. Just go with the flow. Avoid important decisions and expenditures. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You want to hide somewhere today. It’s not that you don’t feel social; it’s more that you feel the need to take a breather. (Just take time for yourself.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a great day to schmooze with others in a casual, easygoing way. In particular, you’ll enjoy the company of females. But avoid promises and commitments. YOU BORN TODAY You are conceptual. You have a highly creative mind and seek ways to give it concrete formation. Others are aware that you live in your imagination, even when your ideas turn out to be very practical. Because of this impulse, you’re very private. In your year ahead, you will study or learn something valuable. Your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Peter Sarsgaard, actor; Wanda Sykes, comedian/actress; Maurice Ravel, composer. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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100 Years

Winter storm warning until 1 p.m. today Today


Mostly cloudy with 100% chance of snow showers High: 30°


Mostly cloudy with 50% chance of light snow showers Low: 23°


Partly cloudy with wind chill around 15° High: 34° Low: 23°



Mostly sunny with north winds up to 6 mph High: 39° Low: 27°

Partly cloudy with south southeast winds of 7 mph High: 45° Low: 36°




Mostly cloudy with 25% chance of showers High: 48° Low: 37°

Area braces for snow

Mostly cloudy with 40% chance of showers High: 45° Low: 32°

As colder air quickly moved in Tuesday evening, all of us will a saw q u i c k change over to s n o w . Signific a n t s n o w fa l l accumulation is likely, and travel will be hazardous this morning. Expect lots of closings and delays.





High Friday............................33 Low Friday.............................24 High Saturday .......................27 Low Saturday........................23 High Sunday .........................31 Low Sunday ..........................15 High Monday.........................39 Low Monday..........................15

Friday ................................trace Saturday............................trace Sunday..............................trace Monday ................................0.1 Month to date.......................0.1 Year to date........................4.98

Wednesday’s sunset..6:34 p.m. Thursday’s sunrise.....7:01 a.m. Thursday’s sunset......6:35 p.m.

Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high temperatures, go to

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Toledo 37° | 27°

Youngstown 41° | 30°

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Showers, periods of rain, and thunderstorms will continue from the Mid-Atlantic into New England and snow showers will persist in the Central Appalachians as the winter storm impacting the area moves offshore into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Columbus 36° | 32°

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Factor needed to absorb Vitamin B-12 DR. DEAR ANSWER: ROACH: I had a The anterior part vagotomy and of the stomach antrectomy in makes gastrin, a 1980. I’m 76 now hormone that and for the past helps the body several years absorb iron. This have been aneexplains why you mic. My doctor needed the iron gave me five B-12 To your infusions. Howshots, and I have ever, vagotomy good been taking B-12 and antrectomy pills for the past health together may re1 1/2 years. I also duce the stomDr. Keith needed iron infuach’s ability to Roach sions. The surmake a protein geon reported that called intrinsic factor, because I’ve had an which helps absorb vitaantrectomy and vago- min B-12. Your surgeon tomy, my body can’t ab- is right; it’s much harder sorb vitamin B-12 pills. to absorb vitamin B-12 My family doctor says without intrinsic factor, that’s not true. The sur- and many people in your geon, in whom I have situation are treated total faith, suggests I go with B-12 injections. for B-12 shots every However, your family three months. Whom do I doctor is right, too. With believe, and what should enough vitamin B-12, I do? — S.D. 1,000 times more than

you would need if everything worked perfectly, your body can absorb all the vitamin B-12 you need. In a study that compared injection with high-dose oral B-12 in people with deficiency and difficulty absorbing, both worked very well at reversing the anemia. I recommend oral vitamin B-12 for everybody in your situation. However, some people are very happy getting their injections (usually monthly) and don’t want to switch. DEAR DR. ROACH: Are Paget’s disease and multiple myeloma the same disease? — D.I. ANSWER: They are not the same disease. I can see why someone might think that, because Paget’s disease of the bone causes “holes” in the bone that can predis-

pose a person to pain, deformities or fractures. Nobody really knows why the cells that break down bone are activated in Paget’s disease — a virus has long been suspected but never proven. Multiple myeloma, by contrast, is a cancer of plasma cells, which normally live in the bone marrow and make antibodies. These also cause “holes” in the bones that can lead to fracture. Paget’s disease, if caught early, can be treated very effectively in most people with medication, usually the same medication used for osteoporosis. Multiple myeloma, unfortunately, is much more difficult to treat, but cancer experts are devising ever more effective treatments for multiple myeloma.

Adopted children product of two kinds of love DEAR ABBY: LEGACY OF While cleaning AN ADOPTED out my attic yesCHILD terday, I found a (Author Unletter that my known) daughter wrote to Once there you a few years were two women ago when she was Who never 13. She was reknew each other. sponding to a One you do not Dear poem that had remember, Abby appeared in your The other you Abigail column, “Legacy call mother. of an Adopted Van Buren Two different Child.” lives She was going through Shaped to make yours a very trying time and one. was being bullied because One became your guidshe was adopted and ing star, looked very different from The other became your her parents. sun. My daughter is grown The first gave you life now and is a delightful, And the second taught successful young woman. you to live it. That poem helped her The first gave you a greatly. Can you reprint it need for love for others? — PROUD And the second was MOM IN GREENVILLE, there to give it. S.C. One gave you a nationDEAR PROUD ality, MOM: With pleasure. The other gave you a The poem is part of my name. “Keepers” booklet. One gave you a seed of

talent, The other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, The other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, The other dried your tears. One gave you up — It was all that she could do. The other prayed for a child And God led her straight to you. And now you ask me Through your tears, The age-old question Through the years: Heredity or environment Which are you the product of? Neither, my darling — neither, Just two different kinds of love. This poem is part of a collection of poems and essays that readers have

March 6, 1913 A telegram was received last evening from Congressman Goeke in Washington to the effect that the bill authorizing $70,000 for a new post office for Sidney is now law. This settles all questions as to the appropriation and the new building is now assured. The money for the building will not be available until July and it is expected that the work on the erection of the building will begin soon afterwards. ——— The county commissioners yesterday afternoon reelected George Hagelberger as one of the trustees for the Children’s Home for a term of four years. The trustees organized by electing B.B. Bull, president and J.W.A. Fridley, secretary. James E. Way is the other member of the board. ——— Frank Wright, one of the buyers for the Sidney Poultry Packing Co., broke his shoulder in a runaway at the corner of West Avenue and Court Street last night. Wright’s horse started to run away and he was thrown from his seat.

repeatedly asked to be rerun because they hold special meaning for them. Some of the items had been saved and re-read so many times that they had fallen apart. Many readers suggested that the special column items be compiled into a booklet, and what resulted is “Keepers.” It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. It’s a quick and easy read for anyone who needs a lift, and is filled with down-toearth nuggets of wisdom, both witty and philosophical. The “Keepers” touch on a variety of subjects and are a welcome gift for newlyweds, new parents, pet lovers or anyone recovering from an illness.

March 6, 1938 Two men, believed by police to be dope fiends, are in the Shelby County jail as an aftermath of a housebreaking at the W.C. Horr home on North Ohio Avenue during the noon hour yesterday. The pair had been observed by several people on the street acting peculiarly and police were already looking for them when the incident occurred. One of the men forced his way into the kitchen of the Horr home and when police arrived was in the backyard brandishing a broom. The other one was picked up a few minutes later as he was wondering down Ohio Avenue. ——— Three Shelby County men were injured about 10:30 last night, when the light auto in which they were riding struck a T. & O.C. train in Russells Point. Henry Geis, of Jackson Center, the most seriously hurt, as taken to Lima Memorial Hospital for treatment. Russell Darnell, also of Jackson Center and Russell Meyers, of near Maplewood, were less seriously hurt. The occupants said they saw the train approaching and veered to the left in an effort to avoid the collision, but the train struck the front of the car and dragged it down the track before the vehicle finally broke loose. The train crew did not real-

ize there had been accident until they arrived in Bellefontaine.

50 Years March 6, 1963 The jackpot in Sidney’s Lucky Barrel program has increased to $400 following the selection of an unregistered name Tuesday at Steinle Drug Store. The name was that of Harvey Bascom, formerly of 311 ½ South Miami Avenue. Another name will be selected next Tuesday at Flint’s Electric. ——— Lower temperatures and lower waters today brought the prospect of improving conditions in the village of Port Jefferson, hardest hit community in the county during the current flood emergency. For a time, it was feared that the rain during the early evening Tuesday might result in additional flooding, but with the advent of the falling temperatures during the night, this danger appeared alleviated. A major factor in the flooding condition at Port Jefferson, an ice gorge in the river above the Pasco Montra Road Bridge, continued to exist this morning despite repeated efforts to break it up. Two engineers with the 112th Engineers battalion of the Ohio National Guard at Cleveland arrived in Sidney Tuesday night to study the situation.

25 Years March 6, 1988 There is quite the controversy brewing in the Troy Municipal Court. Judge William Kessler recently help Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper in contempt of court and had him serve over 4 hours in jail. At issue is over $12,000 in drug money that was seized by Wright in the search of a car. Kessler ordered that the money be turned over to the court, which Wright refused to do. The trooper wanted it to go to the DEA. The Ohio Attorney General’s office has also entered the case. ——— Former Sidney High School graduate Paul Steinle has made a name for himself. He was recently named president of the UPI, or United Press International. Mr. Steinle’s father, Ray Steinle, is still living in the area.

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REPLAY 50 years ago March 6, 1963 Mel Puthoff reached the “250” club in the Fellowship League and Community Lanes at Minster the other night. Rolling a 258, Mel marked an appraising 645 series to pace Turner’s front-running Clothiers of Fort Loramie to a 2-2 draw with Wissman’s ninth-place Cafe from the same location.

25 years ago March 6, 1988 Sidney High graduate Brad Rogers finished sixth in the 126-pound weight class at the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships in Wheaton, Ill., thereby earning All-America status. Rogers finished the season at Ohio Northern with a 31-10 record.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am retiring because I want to retire on my own terms and leave while I know I can still physically play the game.” —Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman

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D-IV boys play tonight Games moved from UD Arena to Trent Arena in Kettering Fort Loramie and Jackson Center will not get a chance to play at the University of Dayton Arena in boys basketball, due to the postponing of Division IV District championship games Tuesday night. Fort Loramie was scheduld to play at 7:15 against Troy Christian, and Jackson Center was to play Cincinnati Christian at 9 p.m., both games at the UD Arena. But the games were postponed because of the anticipated winter storm heading to the area. The games have been rescheduled for tonight, but since the Arena is not available, the games will be played at Trent Arena at Kettering Fairmont High School, with the starting times the same. Tournament manager Rob Durkle said the following in an email: “Before making the decision to postpone the games, I

was in contact with the National Weather Service, SWDAB (Southwest District Athletic Board), participating high school administrators and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. The predicted snow totals have now increased since my 6:30 a.m. (Tuesday) communication with the National Weather Service. While this is a difficult decision to make it is one that where the safety, of everyone, was the primary concern.” Fort Loramie will put its 13-11 record up against Troy Christian, which is 23-2 on the season. Jackson Center, looking for a second straight trip to the state tournament, is 21-6 on the year and takes on Cincinnati Christian, which comes in at 18-6. The first game tonight has unbeaten Tri-Village, 25-0, taking on 11-14 Cincinnati

Seven Hills. The three winners return to Trent Arena Tuesday to play in the regional tournament. The Jackson CenterCincinnati Christian winner will take on the district champion from Elida, either St. Henry or Crestview. The Fort Loramie-Troy Christian winner takes on the Troy Christian-Tri Village winner in the championship next Friday.

Girls Meanwhile, the girls tournament is so far unscathed by the weather and one of two County teams still left in postseason play is in action tonight. The Anna Lady Rockets, going for their third straight trip to the D-III state tournament, take on Miami East in tonight’s second game at Springfield at 8 p.m. The two teams met during the regular season at Anna,

NB falls in district to DSJ

CALENDAR High school sports TONIGHT Boys basketball At Trent Arena D-IV District final Fort Loramie vs. Troy Christian, 7:15 p.m. Jackson Center vs. Cincinnati Christian,9 p.m. Girls basketball D-III Regional semifinals At Springfield Anna vs. Miami East, 8 p.m. THURSDAY Girls basketball D-IV Regional semifinals At Tipp City Fort Loramie vs. Marion Local, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Girls basketball D-III Regional finals At Springfield Anna-East winner vs. Madison-Perry winner, 1:30 D-IV Regional finals At Tipp City Loramie-Marion winner vs. Tri-Village-Mechanicsburg winner, 7:30

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TONIGHT — Boys basketball, Division II District finals from Kettering. Fort Loramie vs. Troy Christian. Air time 6:45; Jackson Center vs. Cincinnati Christian. Air time 8:30 — Girls basketball, Miami East vs. Anna. Air time 7:45. THURSDAY — Girls basketball, Division IV Regional semifinals at Tipp City, Fort Loramie vs. Marion Local. Air time 6:40. — Girls basketball, Division IV Regional semifinals at Tipp City, Fort Loramie vs. Marion Local. Air time 6:45.

ON THIS DATE IN 1983 — The 12-team United States Football League begins its first season with five games. 2000 — Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers scores an NBA season-high 61 points and has 23 rebounds in a 123103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

where the Lady Rockets handed East its only loss of the season. East is 25-1 and Anna 22-4. In the first game, Middletown Madison is 23-2 and takes on 24-1 Fayetteville Perry. The championsnip will be Saturday at 1:30. Fort Loramie will play in the Division IV regional semifinals on Thursday at Tipp City against a familiar opponent in Marion Local. Fort Loramie is 23-3 and Marion Local 18-7, one of those losses at home to Fort Loramie in the season opener back in November. The winner will be favored to advance on to Columbus. The regional championship will be Saturday at 7:30 against the winner of 24-2 Tri-Village, a state tournament participant last season, and Mechanicsburg, a sectional winner at Sidney that is now 23-3.

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OHIO STATE players warm up during the NCAA college football team’s first day of spring practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Tuesday afternoon in Columbus.

Meyer discusses needs COLUMBUS (AP) — There are two new banners hanging high on the walls of Ohio State’s indoor practice field. One — placed between the signs celebrating the national championships in 2002 and 1968 — says “12-0 Undefeated Season 2012.” The other one, placed by itself on the east wall of the massive facility, simply says, “The Chase ...” The first is a 30 by 10-foot reminder of what the Buckeyes accomplished last year, and the other refers to the challenge ahead. They greeted the players when they took the field for their first of 15 spring workouts on Tuesday. It was their first practice since the day after Thanksgiving, their last tuneup before the season-ending game against archrival Michigan. Even though the Buckeyes were the only majorcollege team to go unbeaten, they were banned from going to a bowl because of NCAA violations committed when Jim Tressel was the head coach. “We’re all chasing something,” second-year coach Urban Meyer said. “We’re 15 practices behind a lot of teams ‚Äî as a matter of fact every team that played in a bowl game last year. So the chase is on. Some guys are chasing starting positions. Some guys are chasing bowl

games. Some guys are chasing NFL contracts. ... They’re chasing their dream.” Meyer spoke to the players circled around him before the start of the practice, stressing core values and what is expected of them. Then the players broke into position groups and worked on individual skills. There was no tackling since players didn’t wear full pads, but rather jerseys, helmets and shorts or uniform pants. Braxton Miller, on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated last week as a Heisman Trophy contender, went through his paces at quarterback. He looked good during a 7-on-7 passing drill and a twohand-tap scrimmage between the No. 1 offense and top defense. The junior threw the ball well despite wearing a compression sleeve on his right or throwing arm. Meyer seemed to spend extra time keeping an eye on the defensive line and linebackers — the two areas he said need to develop the most this spring. “If we put together a good D-line and linebackers, I think we’ll have a good team,” Meyer said. “If not, we won’t. It’s pretty simple.” The Buckeyes are expected to be among the top five teams in the nation in 2013 by sev-

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eral national publications. They return almost everyone on offense, but must replace seven starters on defense. “The way I see it is it’s wide open and there’s no set rotation yet,” he said while pinpointing the front seven as the focal point of early-season workouts. “They’re all just trying to find their way. (Sophomore defensive linemen) Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington are a leg up because they got to play a little bit last year. But there’s a bunch of other guys who need to get going.” He joked that some of the upperclassmen haven’t accomplished much in their years with the team and that time was running out for them to have an impact. “I think you can only redshirt once,” he cracked. Among those participating in their first collegiate practice were four early enrollees from the 2013 recruiting class: cornerbacks Eli Apple and Cam Burrows, defensive linemen Tyquan Lewis and Tracy Sprinkle and quarterback J.T. Barrett. The Buckeyes went through drills or scrimmaged for almost 2 1-2 hours. They’ll practice again on Thursday, then will be off for spring break.

ELIDA — New Bremen saw its season come to an end on a second loss this year to Delphos St. John’s. The Blue Jays, who beat Bremen in overtime at home during the regular season, downed the Cardinals 57-45 in the Division IV Boys District Basketball semifinals at the Elida Fieldhouse Tuesday night. New Bremen finished an outstanding season with a 195 record. St. John’s is now 18-5 and will return for the district championship game Friday night against either St. Henry or Crestview. New Bremen ran into a bit of foul trouble early when Carson Manger picked up his second midway through the first quarter. Delphos took advantage and opened up a 19-12 lead in the second quarter, but Bremen scored seven of the next nine to make it 21-19. However, Delphos hit the final bucket of the half for a 23-19 lead. Bremen had a good third quarter. When Luke Schwieterman hit a bucket, the score was deadlocked at 28-28, and Bremen proceeded to score five more in a row to open up a 33-28 lead on a three-point play by Ben Homan. But the Blue Jays stormed back and by the midway point of the final period, they led 4237. Ryan Koesters then drained a three from the corner to up the Delphos lead to 45-37, and things went from bad to worse for the Cards when Homan, a 6-foot-6 junior, picked up his fifth personal foul. Bremen trailed 47-42 with 2:49 left but the Blue Jays hit four straight free throws to make it 51-42. Bremen got a three from Carson Manger to cut the deficit to 51-45 with 1:13 left, but that was as close as the Cardinals could come the rest of the way. The Blue Jays hit four more free throws in a row to up the lead to 55-45, and the Cardinals could not answer.

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Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn Top scorer, best from the line


Dalton Bollinger, Riverside No. 1 in field goal percentage

Seth Guillozet Fort Loramie Top 3-point field goal percentage

Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1067 427 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1103 434 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1113 425 Christian Academy . . . . . . . 1,336 428 Individual FGA FGM Dalton Bollinger, Riverside . . 191 111 Jesse Phlipot, Houston . . . . . 215 124 Joel Albers, Anna . . . . . . . . . . 198 114 Eric Ryder, JC . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 76 Joey Cockroft, Fairlawn . . . . 117 64 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . . . 230 122 James Daniel, Sidney . . . . . . 154 81 Grant Olberding, Loramie. . . 138 72 Josh Robinson, Anna . . . . . . . 103 53 TJ Martin, Houston . . . . . . . . 111 56 Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn. . . 191 96 Bryce Dues, Russia . . . . . . . . 104 51 Andrew Arnett, NK . . . . . . . . 180 88 Isaac Kuntz, NK . . . . . . . . . . 139 66 Ben Homan, NB. . . . . . . . . . . 131 62 Adam Niemeyer, Minster . . . 164 77 Tyree Manley, Sidney . . . . . . 296 138 Seth Guillozet, Loramie . . . . 225 103 Jake Allen, NK. . . . . . . . . . . . 243 109 Justin Heitkamp, NB . . . . . . 194 86 Trey Everett, Fairlawn . . . . . 249 110 Gavin Wildermuth, JC . . . . . 161 69 Devon Poeppelman, Minster . 264 113 Troy Benanzer, Loramie . . . . 103 44 Alex Meyer, JC. . . . . . . . . . . . 293 124 Carter Bensman, Anna . . . . . 185 77 Nolan Francis, Russia . . . . . . 223 91 Heath Geyer, Botkins . . . . . . 249 101 Ethan Wolf, Minster . . . . . . . 210 95 Luke Schwieterman, NB . . . . 198 80 Ryan Lageman, NK . . . . . . . . 134 54 Craig Fullenkamp, Loramie . 122 49 Seth Hoying, Botkins. . . . . . . 120 48 Conner Echols, Sidney. . . . . . 172 68 Nate Ritchie, Houston . . . . . . 119 47 Chandon Williams, Anna . . . 291 114 Jake Braun, Houston. . . . . . . 154 60 Alex Roberts, Botkins . . . . . . 147 57 Treg Francis, Russia . . . . . . . 146 56 Shane Topp, NK . . . . . . . . . . . 122 46 Brandon Hoying, Minster . . . 149 56 Trevor Sherman, Russia . . . . 177 64 Nathan Brown, Chr. Aca. . . . 194 70 Keith Shough, Riverside . . . . 128 46 Aaron Amsden, Chr. Aca. . . . 235 83 Mitch Goubeaux, Botkins . . . 100 35 Lorenzo Taborn, Sidney. . . . . 117 41 THREE-POINTERS Team Att. Made Fairlawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 138 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . 405 146 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 120 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 96 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 112 Botkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411 125 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . 305 92 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376 112 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 75 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 66 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416 112 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 31 Christian Academy . . . . . . . 287 57 Individual Att. Made Seth Guillozet, Loramie. . . . . 86 39 Brad Caudill, Fairlawn . . . . . 86 38 Jake Allen, NK . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 29 Tyree Manley, Sidney . . . . . . 98 38 Shane Topp, NK . . . . . . . . . . . 76 29 Luke Schwieterman, NB . . . . 66 25 Seth Hoying, Botkins. . . . . . . 75 28 Isaac Kuntz, NK. . . . . . . . . . . 70 26 Ryan Lageman, NK . . . . . . . . 84 31 Carter Bensman, Anna. . . . . 111 41 Trevor Sherman, Russia . . . . 68 25 Anthony Gille, Fairlawn . . . . 146 53 Trey Everett, Fairlawn . . . . . 47 17 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . . . 58 21 Jake Braun, Houston . . . . . . 70 25 Alex Meyer, JC . . . . . . . . . . . 107 37 Nolan Francis, Russia . . . . . . 71 24 Gavin Wildermuth, JC. . . . . . 66 22

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Carson Manger, New Bremen Leader in steals

Isaac Abbott, Christian Academy Top shot-blocker

Pct. 58.1 57.7 57.6 57.1 54.7 53.0 52.6 52.2 51.5 50.5 50.3 49.0 48.9 47.5 47.3 47.0 46.6 45.8 44.9 44.3 44.2 42.9 42.8 42.7 42.3 41.7 40.8 40.6 40.5 40.4 40.3 40.2 40.0 39.5 39.5 39.2 39.0 38.8 38.4 37.7 37.6 36.2 36.1 35.9 35.3 35.0 35.0

Avg. 37.4 36.1 34.1 32.4 30.6 30.4 30.2 29.8 29.1 28.6 26.9 22.3 19.9 Avg. 45.3 44.2 40.3 38.8 38.2 37.9 37.3 37.1 36.9 36.9 36.8 36.3 36.2 36.2 35.7 34.6 33.8 33.3

Chandon Williams, Anna . . . 132 44 33.3 Devon Poeppelman, Minster 109 36 33.0 Devin Braun, Loramie . . . . . . 49 16 32.7 Brandon Hoying, Minster . . . 92 30 32.6 FREE THROW SHOOTING Team FTA FTM Pct. Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 247 70.4 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 245 70.4 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 163 69.4 Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 249 69.4 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474 318 67.1 Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 218 66.7 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 212 65.8 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356 251 65.0 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 207 64.7 Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459 286 62.3 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 204 62.0 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 229 61.9 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 239 60.2 Christian Academy. . . . . . . . . . 248 129 52.0 Individual FTA FTM Pct. Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn . . . . 76 65 85.5 Alex Meyer, JC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 84 80.8 Adam Niemeyer, Minster . . . . . 76 61 80.3 Keith Shough, Riverside . . . . . . 51 40 78.4 Connor Richard, Lehman . . . . . 59 46 78.0 Carter Bensman, Anna . . . . . . . 92 71 77.2 Carson Manger, Bremen . . . . . 102 76 74.5 Chandon Williams, Anna . . . . . 84 62 73.8 Jake Allen, NK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 69 73.6 Gavin Wildermuth, JC . . . . . . . 75 55 73.3 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . . . . . 99 72 72.7 Tyree Manley, Sidney . . . . . . . . 98 71 72.5 Seth Guillozet, Loramie . . . . . . 64 46 71.9 Parker Manger, Bremen . . . . . . 63 45 71.4 Trevor Sherman, Russia . . . . . . 50 35 70.0 Devon Poeppelman, Minster . . . 81 56 69.1 Heath Geyer, Botkins . . . . . . . . 90 62 68.9 EthanWolf, Minster . . . . . . . . . . 83 57 68.7 Luke Schwieterman, Bremen . . 92 63 68.5 Mitch Goubeaux, Botkins . . . . . 57 39 68.4 Dalton Bollinger, Riverside . . . 122 83 68.0 James Daniel, Sidney . . . . . . . . 65 44 67.7 Ben Homan, Bremen . . . . . . . . 110 74 67.3 Nolan Francis, Russia . . . . . . . 103 68 66.0 Joel Albes, Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 52 65.9 Trey Everett, Fairlawn. . . . . . . 107 70 65.4 Derek Spencer, Chr. Aca. . . . . . 106 69 65.0 Jackson Frantz, Lehman . . . . . 147 93 63.7 Greg Spearman, Lehman . . . . . 83 50 60.2 Jalen Herd, Sidney . . . . . . . . . . 50 30 60.0 Eric Ryder, JC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 31 58.5 Andrew Arnett, NK . . . . . . . . . . 53 29 54.7 Craig Fullenkamp, Loramie . . . 74 40 54.1 Justin Heitkamp, Bremen. . . . . 71 38 53.5 REBOUNDS Team OR DR TR Avg Christian Academy . . . . . 284 501 787 35.7 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . 268 482 750 34.1 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 423 619 28.1 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . 153 437 590 26.8 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 360 588 26.7 Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 388 588 26.7 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 453 587 26.7 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . 190 390 580 26.4 Fairlawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 339 570 25.9 Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 314 541 24.6 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 339 511 24.3 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . 174 357 531 24.1 Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 328 452 20.5 Individual OR DR TR Avg Aaron Amsden, Chr. Aca. . 100 138 238 10.8 Ben Homan, Bremen . . . . . 69 127 196 8.9 Jesse Phlipot, Houston . . . 35 144 179 8.1 Trey Everett, Fairlawn . . . 62 117 179 8.1 Dalton Bollinger, Riverside . 61 100 161 7.7 Eric Ryder, JC . . . . . . . . . . 49 115 164 7.5 Ethan Wolf, Minster. . . . . . 74 89 163 7.4 Nathan Brown, Chr. Aca.. . 50 53 103 7.3 Justin Heitkamp, Bremen . 66 79 145 6.6 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . 39 107 146 6.3 Isaac Abbott, Chr. Aca.. . . . 50 89 139 6.3 Alex Meyer, JC . . . . . . . . . . 40 93 133 6.0 Jake Allen, NK . . . . . . . . . . 19 114 133 6.0 Tyree Manley, Sidney . . . . 35 93 128 5.8

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Nolan Francis, Russia . . . . 44 Jackson Frantz, Lehman . . 56 Devon Poeppelman, Min.. . 28 Grant Olberding, Loramie . 32 Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn . 44 Parker Manger, Bremen . . 33 TJ Martin, Houston . . . . . . 41 Bryce Dues, Russia . . . . . . 45 ASSISTS Team

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G Ast. Avg Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 335 15.2 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 279 12.7 Sidney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 269 12.2 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 257 11.7 Christian Academy . . . . . . . . . . 22 234 11.5 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 247 11.2 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 225 10.2 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 222 10.1 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 209 9.5 Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 207 9.4 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 199 9.1 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 197 9.0 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 189 8.6 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 144 6.6 Individual Trey Everett, Fairlawn, 141; Derek Spencer, Christian Academy, 136; Trey Elchert, Jackson Center, 113; Tyree Manley, Sidney, 104; Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn, 90; Jake Allen, New Knoxville, 89; Craig Fullenkamp, Fort Loramie, 88; Luke Schwieterman, New Bremen, 85; Jake Braun, Houstn, 73; Adam Niemeyer, Minster, 64; Andrew Arnett, New Knoxville, 62; Parker Manger, New Bremen, 61; Nolan Francis, Russia, 56; Alex Meyer, Jackson Center, 54; Keith Shough, Riverside, 54; Hath Geyer, Botkins, 54; Greg Spearman, Lehman, 53; Trevor Sherman, Russia, 51; Luke Greene, Riverside, 50; Jacob Stechschulte, Minster, 45; Nate Ritchie, Houston, 44; Carson Manger, New Bremen, 42; Alex Roberts, Botkins, 42; Connor Richard, Lehman, 40. STEALS G Stls Avg. Christian Academy . . . . . . . . . . 22 206 10.1 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 214 9.7 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 184 8.8 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 184 8.4 Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 162 7.4 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 143 6.5 Sidney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 143 6.5 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 140 6.4 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 124 5.6 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 118 5.4 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 107 4.9 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 89 4.0 Individual Carson Manger, New Bremen, 62; Aaron Amsden, Christian Academy, 59; Derek Spencer, Christian Academy, 57; Greg Spearman, Lehman, 54; Seth Hoying, Botkins, 51; Trey Everett, Fairlawn, 50; Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn, 50; Heath Geyer, Botkins, 45; Luke Schwieterman, New Bremen, 45; Alex Meyer, Fort Loramie, 42; Parker Manger, New Bremen, 39; Jessie Hughes, Fairlawn, 38; Josh Schwartz, Botkins, 33; Luke Greene, Riverside, 33; Carter Bensman, Anna, 31; Chandon Williams, Anna, 30; Logan McGee, Fort Loramie, 30. BLOCKS Isaac Abbott, Christian Academy, 74; Grant Olberding, Fort Loramie, 31; Joel Albers, Anna, 27; Trey Everett, Fairlawn, 25; Aaron Amsden, Christian Academy, 25;Eric Ryder, Jackson Center, 20; Tyree Manley, Sidney, 19; Ben Homan, New Bremen, 19; Ethan Wolf, Minster, 18; Carson Manger, New Bremen, 18; Justin Heitkamp, New Bremen, 16; Carter Bensman, Anna, 16; James Daniel, Sidney, 13; Devon Poeppelman, Minster, 12; Josh Robinson, Anna, 12; Alex Meyer, Jackson Center, 12; Shane Topp, New Knoxville, 11; Luke Brautigam, Fairlawn, 11; Michael Jacob, Lehman, 11; Kyle Poling, Russia, 10; Logan McGee, Fort Loramie, 10.

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RECORDS Jackson Center............................................18-4 New Bremen................................................17-5 Botkins ........................................................16-6 Fairlawn ......................................................15-7 Minster ......................................................12-10 Fort Loramie .............................................11-11 New Knoxville ...........................................11-11 Anna ............................................................9-13 Lehman........................................................9-13 Houston .......................................................9-13 Christian Academy .....................................6-16 Russia ..........................................................6-16 Riverside......................................................6-16 Sidney ..........................................................3-19 OFFENSE G Pts. Avg. Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1372 62.4 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1249 56.8 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1234 56.1 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1209 55.0 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1195 54.3 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1174 53.4 New Knoxville. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1167 53.0 Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 1163 52.9 Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1142 51.9 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1135 51.6 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1132 51.5 Christian Academy . . . . . . . . . 22 1,050 47.7 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1033 47.0 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 982 44.6 DEFENSE G Pts. Avg. Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 930 42.3 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1042 47.4 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1092 49.6 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1097 49.9 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1110 50.5 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1145 52.0 Christan Academy . . . . . . . . . 22 1195 54.3 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1215 55.2 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1246 56.6 New Knoxville. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1248 56.7 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1253 57.0 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1289 58.6 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1619 73.6 INDIVIDUAL G Pts. Avg. Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn . . . 22 401 18.2 Tyree Manley, Sidney . . . . . . . 22 296 17.5 Alex Meyer, JC . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 369 16.8 Derek Spencer, Christian Aca. . 22 351 15.9 Trey Everett, Fairlawn. . . . . . 22 334 15.2 Chandon Williams, Anna . . . . 22 334 15.2 Josh Schwartz, Botkins . . . . . 22 328 14.9 Devon Poeppelman, Minster . 22 318 14.5 Dalton Bollinger, Riverside . . 21 305 14.5 Jake Allen, NK . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 316 14.4 Carson Manger, NB . . . . . . . . 22 315 14.3 Jesse Phlipot, Houston . . . . . . 22 313 14.2 Seth Guillozet, Loramie . . . . . 22 291 13.2 Joel Albers, Anna . . . . . . . . . . 22 282 12.8 Treg Francis, Russia. . . . . . . . 12 153 12.8 Nolan Francis, Russia . . . . . . 22 274 12.5 Carter Bensman, Anna. . . . . . 22 266 12.1 Heath Geyer, Botkins . . . . . . . 22 263 12.0 Conner Richard, Lehman . . . . 22 255 11.6 Greg Spearman, Lehman . . . . 22 250 11.4 Nathan Brown, Christian Aca. . . 14 159 11.4 Luke Schwieterman, NB . . . . 22 248 11.3 EthanWolf, Minster . . . . . . . . 22 238 10.8 Jackson Frantz, Lehman . . . . 21 218 10.8 Grant Olberding, Loramie . . . 17 179 10.5 Adam Niemeyer, Minster . . . . 22 226 10.3 Andrew Arnett, NK . . . . . . . . 22 221 10.1 Jake Braun, Houston . . . . . . . 22 222 10.1 TOTAL FIELD GOALS Team FGA FGM Pct. New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . 906 413 45.6 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 874 398 45.5 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 940 414 44.1 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843 370 43.9 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . . . 978 429 43.9 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . 930 399 42.9 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 984 416 42.3 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 915 372 40.7 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 999 401 40.1 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1123 449 40.0

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New Fox sports network coming in August RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For anyone who thinks TV is already saturated with sports of every stripe, stay tuned. Here comes Fox with an in-your-face challenge to ESPN — a 24hour sports cable network called Fox Sports 1, set to launch Aug. 17. “ESPN, quite frankly, is a machine,” Fox Sports executive vice president Bill Wanger said Tuesday in announcing the venture. “They have very consistent ratings, obviously huge revenue. We’re coming in trying to take on the establishment. It’s no different than Fox News or Fox Broadcasting back in the ‘80s. We’re going to have to scratch and claw our way all the way to the top.” To do that, Fox executives are confident they have enough live events, with rights to college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC fights. In its first year, the new network will broadcast nearly 5,000 hours of competition and news. Fox owns rights to many Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA basketball and football games. Its soccer deals include UEFA Champions League and the men’s and women’s World Cups from 2015-22. Starting in 2014, FS1 will start broadcasting Major League Baseball games, including part of the postseason. It will show some NASCAR

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REGIS PHILBIN, right, jokes with Terry Bradshaw during a news conference about Fox’s new sports network in New York Tuesday. Philbin will host a weekday sports talk show for the network’s new channel Fox Sports 1. Sprint Cup Series races as early as 2015, with other NASCAR events on the air from the startup. “We believe we’ve amassed enough live events and can package and put programming around it where we can have scale,” Fox Sports co-President Randy Freer said. “We can have significance. We can be a major player in the market.” However, unlike ESPN’s lineup, there’s no NBA, no SEC football, no ACC basketball and, the biggest attraction of all, no NFL games. On that last point, Wanger was quick to add: “Yet.” Still to be determined is whether the NFL sells some Thursday night games separately from its NFL Network package. If it does, everyone will try to buy a piece of the action.

That will be the case for any rights deals that come along; there aren’t many, with long-term pacts now the norm. NBC and CBS already have their own cable sports networks, and Turner is also a factor. Fox Sports co-President Eric Shanks mentioned the NBA, Big Ten and U.S. Open tennis as appealing properties whose contracts expire in the next several years. FS1 has two main challenges, he said. One is producing enough alluring live events to draw viewers, and he thinks the network is already in good shape to do that. The other is inertia: Fans accustomed to tuning to ESPN must be persuaded to switch to a different network. “People need to over time feel like there’s a channel number in their head that they can go to

as an alternative to one of the more powerful sports channels out there,” he said. Will they watch nightly highlights on something other than “SportsCenter”? FS1 will try to find out with its own news show, which will look more like Fox’s NFL pregame coverage than ESPN’s cornerstone program. “We like our position,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said. “We have always had vigorous competition so there is really nothing substantially new here. Others are, however, beginning to recognize what we have long known: The power of live sports, especially in light of technological advances, is substantial and brings tremendous value in today’s entertainment landscape.” ESPN has eight cable

Toronto . . . . . . . 23 38 .377 15 Southeast Division Miami . . . . . . . . 44 14 .759 — Atlanta . . . . . . . 33 26 .55911½ Washington . . . . 19 39 .328 25 Orlando . . . . . . . 17 44 .27928½ Charlotte . . . . . . 13 47 .217 32 Central Division Indiana . . . . . . . 38 22 .633 — Chicago . . . . . . . 34 26 .567 4 Milwaukee. . . . . 30 28 .517 7 Detroit . . . . . . . . 23 39 .371 16 Cleveland . . . . . 20 40 .333 18 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio . . . 47 14 .770 — Memphis . . . . . . 39 19 .672 6½ Houston. . . . . . . 33 28 .541 14 Dallas . . . . . . . . 26 33 .441 20 New Orleans . . . 21 40 .344 26 Northwest Division Oklahoma City . 43 16 .729 — Denver. . . . . . . . 39 22 .639 5 Utah . . . . . . . . . 32 28 .53311½ Portland . . . . . . 28 31 .475 15 Minnesota . . . . . 20 37 .351 22 Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . . . 43 19 .694 — Golden State . . . 34 27 .557 8½ L.A. Lakers . . . . 30 30 .500 12 Phoenix . . . . . . . 21 39 .350 21 Sacramento . . . . 21 40 .34421½ Monday's Games New York 102, Cleveland 97 Miami 97, Minnesota 81 Orlando 105, New Orleans 102 Milwaukee 109, Utah 108, OT Denver 104, Atlanta 88 Portland 122, Charlotte 105 Golden State 125, Toronto 118 Tuesday's Games Boston at Philadelphia, inc. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, inc. Denver at Sacramento, inc. Wednesday's Games Utah at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Oklahoma City at New York, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

12. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 12 13. Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 15 14. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . 11-1 16 15. Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 14 16. Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 3 17. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . 11-1 18 18. Florida State. . . . . . . 10-0 19 19. Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 13 20. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3 20 21. UC Irvine . . . . . . . . . 10-2 21 22. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . 8-2 22 23. Arizona State . . . . . . . 7-2 NR 24. Virginia Tech. . . . . . . 11-2 25 25. Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 NR

networks that combine for almost 30,000 hours of live coverage. FS1 will be converted from Speed TV, a motorsports network, and will be available in 90 million homes, compared with almost 99 million for ESPN and ESPN2. And in what might seem odd for a company known for drawing a young audience, Regis Philbin will host a weekday sports talk show for the new network. The 81-year-old Philbin jokingly pretended to be hard of hearing when questions came up about this at the press conference. Wanger noted that “Live! With Regis and Kelly” did well in younger demographics before Philbin left that show in late 2011. “Regis has appeal from young to old,” Wanger said. “That’s why we want him.” Fox plans to use its “double box” format for showing commercials during live action for sports events. Kicking off the coverage on Aug. 17 will be NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Michigan and a UFC event in prime time.. Fox executives had talked about potentially launching a sports network for years. As DVRs made live events even more valuable, the timing was right once the company was able to line up enough broadcast rights. And not having a cable sports partner could hurt the main Fox network in negotiations, Freer said. Fox has used

cable channel FX in the past to show some sports. The network wasn’t ready to announce its deal with the new basketball conference formed by breakaway Big East schools, but Fox’s executives were happy to talk up the ratings draw the league will provide. Freer called it an “iconic basketball brand” that will immediately be one of the top hoops conferences in the country. “They’re very historic, high-profile teams. The Georgetowns of the world and so on, St. John’s, Villanova etc.,” Wanger said. “It would be a coup if that deal did happen.” Fox is airing the 2014 Super Bowl in the New York area, a valuable opportunity to promote the new network. Its 22 regional channels will also offer regular chances to direct viewers to FS1. A report by RBC Capital Markets analyst David Banks says that while FS1 may not match ESPN right away, it can still thrive without doing so. Banks writes that a “modestly successful” venture would more than quadruple Fox’s monthly subscriber fees from what Speed received and increase ad revenue from $90 million to $460 million. “It’s going to take us a while, and we’re aware of this fact,” Fox Sports Chairman David Hill said. “We’re not expecting to knock ESPN off in the first week or two. ... It’s going to be a solid slog.”

count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday's Games Detroit 8, Houston 5 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 0 Minnesota 7, St. Louis 0 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 5, San Diego 4 Chicago White Sox 6, San Francisco 2 Seattle 16, Colorado 6 Cleveland 13, Chicago Cubs 5 Oakland 13, L.A. Angels 5 Arizona 7, Cincinnati 2 Tuesday's Games Toronto 6, Baltimore 6, tie, 10 innings Washington 7, Houston 1 Tampa Bay 8, Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4, San Francisco 3 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 6, Cincinnati 4 Kansas City 8, Oakland 2 Colorado 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Toronto vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Toronto vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. St. Louis at

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Spring training Spring Training Glance The Associated Press All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City. . . . . . . . 10 0 1.000 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1 .909 2 .778 Baltimore . . . . . . . . . 7 Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . 8 4 .667 3 .625 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . 8 5 .615 5 .545 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . 6 5 .545 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 .500 5 .500 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6 .455 6 .455 Oakland. . . . . . . . . . . 5 New York . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 .300 7 .300 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Los Angeles . . . . . . . . 2 8 .200 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Washington . . . . . . . . 5 3 .625 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 .571 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . 6 5 .545 San Diego . . . . . . . . . 7 6 .538 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 .500 Philadelphia . . . . . . . 5 5 .500 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6 .455 Los Angeles . . . . . . . . 4 5 .444 San Francisco . . . . . . 4 5 .444 St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 .444 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7 .417 Milwaukee. . . . . . . . . 4 6 .400 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . 3 7 .300 New York . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 .286 Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . 2 11 .154 NOTE: Split-squad games

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Record PtsPvs 1. Gonzaga (29). . . . 29-2 773 2 2. Indiana . . . . . . . . 25-4 710 1 High school 3. Kansas (1) . . . . . . 25-4 707 5 4. Duke . . . . . . . . . . 25-4 668 3 High school sports 5. Georgetown. . . . . 23-4 649 8 TONIGHT 6. Louisville (1) . . . . 24-5 614 9 Girls basketball 7. Miami . . . . . . . . . 23-5 568 7 D-III Regional semifinals 8. Michigan . . . . . . . 24-5 566 4 At Springfield 9. Florida. . . . . . . . . 23-5 522 6 Anna vs. Miami East, 8 p.m. 10. Kansas State . . 24-5 494 13 THURSDAY 11. New Mexico . . . 25-4 453 14 Girls basketball 12. Michigan St. . . . 22-7 430 10 D-IV Regional semifinals 13. OHIO STATE . 21-7 399 15 At Tipp City Fort Loramie vs. Marion Local, 14. Oklahoma St. . . 22-6 366 18 15. Saint Louis . . . . 23-5 338 19 7 p.m. 16. Syracuse . . . . . . 22-7 277 12 FRIDAY 17. Marquette . . . . . 21-7 253 22 Boys basketball 18. Arizona . . . . . . . 23-6 233 11 D-IV District finals 19. VCU. . . . . . . . . . 23-6 173 25 At Elida Bremen-Delphos St. 20. Memphis . . . . . . 25-4 172 17 New John’s winner vs. St. Henry- 21. Wisconsin . . . . . 20-9 135 16 22. Pittsburgh. . . . . 23-7 118 — Crestview winner, 7 p.m. 23. Saint Mary's . . . 26-5 84 23 SATURDAY 73 20 24. Notre Dame . . . 22-7 Girls basketball 25. Oregon. . . . . . . . 23-6 59 — D-III Regional finals Others receiving votes: MidAt Springfield Anna-East winner vs. Madison- dle Tennessee 51, UCLA 42, Louisiana Tech 41, North Carolina Perry winner, 1:30 28, Butler 18, Creighton 10, UNLV D-IV Regional finals 9, Oklahoma 7, San Diego State 7, At Tipp City Loramie-Marion winner vs. Tri- Akron 6, Illinois 6, Colorado State Village-Mechanicsburg winner, 7:30 5, Belmont 4, Minnesota 3, California 2, Virginia 2. —— ASKETBALL The Women’s Top Twenty Five The Associated Press College rankings The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basThe Top Twenty Five ketball poll, with first-place votes in The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associ- parentheses, records through ated Press’ college basketball poll, March 3, total points based on 25 with first-place votes in parenthe- points for a first-place vote through ses, records through March 3, total one point for a 25th-place vote and points based on 25 points for a first- last week's ranking: Record PtsPrv place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s 1. Baylor (40) . . . . . 28-1 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame . . . . 27-1 957 2 ranking: Record Pts Prv 3. UConn . . . . . . . . . 27-2 916 3 1. Gonzaga (51) . . 29-2 1,607 2 4. Stanford . . . . . . . 28-2 881 4 2. Indiana (7) . . . . 25-4 1,517 1 5. California . . . . . . 27-2 840 6 3. Duke (5) . . . . . . 25-4 1,471 3 6. Duke . . . . . . . . . . 27-2 797 5 4. Kansas . . . . . . . 25-4 1,433 6 7. Kentucky. . . . . . . 25-4 742 10 5. Georgetown (2) 23-4 1,384 7 8. Penn St.. . . . . . . . 24-4 709 7 6. Miami . . . . . . . . 23-5 1,245 5 9. Tennessee . . . . . . 23-6 673 8 7. Michigan . . . . . 24-5 1,240 4 10. Maryland . . . . . 23-6 622 9 8. Louisville . . . . . 24-5 1,217 10 11. DAYTON . . . . . 26-1 565 12 9. Kansas St. . . . . 24-5 1,040 13 12. Georgia . . . . . . . 24-5 499 11 10. Michigan St.. . 22-7 1,006 9 13. Louisville . . . . . 23-6 490 16 11. Florida . . . . . . 23-5 993 8 14. UCLA . . . . . . . . 23-6 484 17 12. New Mexico . . 25-4 950 14 15. North Carolina . 26-5 436 15 13. Oklahoma St.. 22-6 833 15 16. Delaware. . . . . . 26-3 380 18 14. OHIO STATE 21-7 763 16 17. South Carolina . 23-6 376 14 15. Marquette . . . 21-7 687 22 18. Colorado . . . . . . 24-5 354 19 16. Saint Louis. . . 23-5 675 18 19. Texas A&M . . . . 21-9 305 13 17. Syracuse. . . . . 22-7 589 12 20. Green Bay . . . . . 24-2 223 21 18. Arizona . . . . . . 23-6 394 11 21. Nebraska . . . . . 22-7 213 20 19. Oregon . . . . . . 23-6 332 24 22. LSU . . . . . . . . . 19-10 122 — 93 24 20. Pittsburgh . . . 23-7 326 23 23. Florida St.. . . . . 21-8 70 22 21. VCU . . . . . . . . 23-6 277 — 24. Syracuse . . . . . . 22-6 64 — 22. Wisconsin . . . . 20-9 217 17 25. TOLEDO . . . . . 26-2 Others receiving votes: Iowa 23. UCLA . . . . . . . 22-7 196 — 24. Notre Dame . . 22-7 164 21 St. 60, Purdue 38, Gonzaga 19, San 25. Memphis . . . . 25-4 149 19 Diego St. 13, Oklahoma St. 11, Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 11, Michigan St. 10, North Carolina 109, Louisiana Tech Vanderbilt 8, Chattanooga 3, Okla103, Saint Mary's (Cal) 47, UNLV homa 3, Villanova 3, Charlotte 2, 43, California 33, Butler 26, Illinois DePaul 2, Florida Gulf Coast 2, 25, Minnesota 10, Creighton 7, Mid- Miami 2, West Virginia 2. dle Tennessee 5, Akron 4, Missouri College Top 25 4, Belmont 3, Colorado St. 1. —— National Basketball USA Today Top 25 Poll Association The top 25 teams in the USA The Associated Press All Times EST Today men’s college basketball poll, EASTERN CONFERENCE with first-place votes in parentheAtlantic Division ses, records through March 3, W L Pct GB points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a New York. . . . . . 36 21 .632 — 25th-place vote and last week's Brooklyn . . . . . . 34 26 .567 3½ Boston . . . . . . . . 31 27 .534 5½ ranking: Philadelphia . . . 23 35 .39713½


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BEN MCLEMORE, KANSAS McLemore set a Kansas single-game freshman record with 36 points in the Jayhawks’ 91–65 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The 6'5" guard from St. Louis hit 12-of-15 from the field (including 7-of-9 from three) and added seven rebounds and four assists. McLemore followed up with 13 points in Monday’s 37-point win over Texas Tech.

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ROMERO OSBY, OKLAHOMA Three days after scoring a career-high 21 points in a six-point loss at Texas, Osby led Oklahoma to a crucial 86–69 win over Iowa State. The former transfer from Mississippi State scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead five Sooners in double figures. Osby hit 10-of-10 from the foul line to help OU tie an NCAA record for most free throws made (34) without a miss. DOUG MCDERMOTT, CREIGHTON Playing in perhaps his last home game of his brilliant career, McDermott scored 41 points (on 15-of-18 shooting) to lead Creighton to a 91–79 win over Wichita State. McDermott has one more year of eligibility, but he is projected to be a late first-round pick in the NBA Draft. Creighton is the No. 1 seed in this week’s Missouri Valley Tournament. ALEX ORIAKHI, MISSOURI Oriakhi scored 18 points, grabbed 10 boards and blocked four shots in Missouri’s 89–76 win over LSU in Columbia. A senior transfer from Connecticut, Oriakhi converted 9-of-11 from the field en route to his sixth double-double in SEC play. DWAYNE EVANS, SAINT LOUIS Evans scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Saint Louis beat George Washington 68–58 for its 11th straight win. Earlier in the week, Evans, a 6'5" senior forward, went for 21 and 12 in SLU’s 70–53 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The Billikens hold a one-game lead over VCU in the A-10 with two games remaining. RODNEY MCGRUDER, KANSAS STATE McGruder only made one 3-point field goal, but it was a big one. The senior guard sank a three as the final buzzer sounded to give Kansas State a 64–61 win at Baylor. McGruder ended the game with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Wildcats, who remain tied for first in the Big 12 with rival Kansas. ELSTON TURNER, TEXAS A&M Turner poured in 28 points and added four rebounds, five assists and four steals in Texas A&M’s 74–56 win over South Carolina. The transfer from Washington has averaged 27.2 points in the last six games, including 37 points in a win over Ole Miss and 38 in a four-overtime loss to Tennessee. OTTO PORTER JR., GEORGETOWN Porter Jr. made another statement in his case for Big East Player of the Year honors. The sophomore forward filled up the box score with 28 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three blocks as the Hoyas overcame a slow start to beat Rutgers 64–51 for their 11th straight win. TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN Burke is known for his ability to score and run the team — and he did both against Michigan State with 21 points and eight assists — but he made his mark in this game with two key steals down the stretch to help Michigan hold off MSU 58–57. With the score tied 56–56, Burke stripped the ball from Keith Appling with 22 seconds remaining and drove for the goahead basket. Then, he stole a Gary Harris pass in the closing seconds to seal the win for the Wolverines. RYAN KELLY, DUKE Playing for the first time in two months, Kelly exploded for a career-high 36 points to carry Duke to a 79–76 over Miami in a battle of ACC heavyweights. Kelly, a senior forward, missed 13 games with a foot injury. He shot the ball well in his return, hitting 10-of-14 from the field, including 7-of-9 from 3-point range.

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KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE, GEORGIA Georgia rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to Vanderbilt by completing a season sweep over Tennessee with a 78–68 win over the Vols in Athens. Caldwell-Pope, the SEC’s secondleading scorer, led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds. KCP has scored 10 points or more in every game this season.

Pressure will be on Zags to live up to hype in NCAAs. Kelly’s return makes Duke very difficult to guard. IU closing in on first outright league title since 1989. Hoyas didn’t lose a game in February. Burke buckles down on defense against MSU. Canes lose a heartbreaker at Cameron Indoor. Still can’t believe this team lost to TCU. Cardinals are playing well at the right time of year. Spartans need Appling to play well to thrive in March. Injuries have been a factor in Gators’ recent struggles. McGruder comes through in the clutch in Waco. Marcus is the Smart choice for Freshman of the Year. Red-hot Lobos have clinched the outright MWC title. Orange attack has been offensive during recent slide. Bucks finally have more than one double-digit scorer. Williams working miracles in Milwaukee once again. Crews hoping to make this a permanent gig. Bruins hit the road for key games in Washington. Artis’ return boosts Ducks’ postseason hopes. Cooley only player in Big East averaging a double-double. Pitt tops Nova in final home game as a Big East school. Cats having trouble scratching out wins these days. Small ball working wonders for Roy’s boys. Senior Night sadness as Badgers lose to Purdue. Rams wreak havoc on overwhelmed Butler.

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Trey Burke: the best in the nation Who is your National Player of the Year? Mitch Light: After spending a few minutes trying to find a reason not to pick Trey Burke as the National Player of the Year, I came to the following conclusion: There is no other viable option. Burke ranks second in the league in scoring (18.9 ppg) while also leading the league in assists (6.9 apg). He is a high-volume shooter, but it’s hard to knock a guy who is shooting 49.5 percent overall and 38.5 percent from 3point range. And while he’s not known for his defense, he came up with the two biggest steals of Michigan’s season in the final 30 seconds of the Wolverines’ win over Michigan State on Sunday. Burke is a complete player — and he’s the best player in the nation. David Fox: Sunday reinforced why Trey Burke is the National Player of the Year. His game against Michigan State was incredible — 21 points, eight assists, five steals. In crunch time, he had the steal and dunk to put Michigan ahead and then the steal to clinch the win to keep the Wolverines in the hunt for a No. 1 seed. And keep in mind: He was coming off a disastrous game (for him) against Penn State earlier in the week. Burke is the nation’s top point guard this season and the leader of a team with a chance to win it all. He’s my Player of the Year. Nathan Rush: Michigan’s Trey Burke snatched National Player of the Year honors with a pair of lastminute steals to beat Michigan State on Sunday. Burke had 21 points, eight assists, five steals, four rebounds and one blocked shot in the 58–57 victory in Ann Arbor. The sophomore has done it all for U-M and deserves to be recognized as the top player in the country. Which major conference team has the most pressure on it in the final week of the season? Mitch Light: This is going to be an agonizing stretch for Ole Miss, which is hoping to earn its first NCAA Tournament invite since 2002. The Rebels were in decent shape until last weekend’s stunning

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loss at Mississippi State. With an RPI of 58 and only one top-50 RPI win, Ole Miss likely needs to win its final two regular-season games and pick up at least one decent win in the SEC Tournament to give itself a chance for an at-large bid. David Fox: There are bubble teams that are under pressure, but Syracuse may have the most to lose or gain in the final week of the season. The Orange have lost six of 10 and three in a row going into the final week of the regular season. This was a team we thought would be in contention for a national title, but Jim Boeheim’s team is in a tailspin. And Boeheim, in sparring with the media, seems to be as frustrated as ever. Syracuse can reclaim some momentum by avenging its loss to Georgetown or it can limp into the postseason.

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Florida by 3 Georgetown by 5 Oklahoma by 1 Saint Louis by 7 Louisville by 3 Tennessee by 1 Arizona by 5 Duke by 4 Ohio State by 3 Michigan by 5

Florida by 1 Georgetown by 1 Oklahoma by 3 Saint Louis by 1 Louisville by 4 Tennessee by 4 Arizona by 10 Duke by 10 Ohio State by 8 Michigan by 1

Nathan Rush 54-26 Florida by 3 Georgetown by 1 Oklahoma by 4 Saint Louis by 5 Louisville by 6 Tennessee by 3 Arizona by 8 North Carolina by 1 Ohio State by 3 Indiana by 1

Nathan Rush: The entire Big Blue Nation will be watching these Kentucky Wildcats and expecting John Calipari’s club to deliver in the final week of the season. The defending national champs are in jeopardy of missing the NCAA field of 68 just one season after cutting down the nets for UK’s eighth national title. Granted, that's become somewhat of a trend lately — with Florida (2008) and North Carolina (2010) both failing to make the Tournament as reigning national champs. But that type of drop-off is unacceptable in Lexington, where the grass is blue and expectations for the 2012-13 season were higher than Nerlens Noel’s high-top fade haircut. The Cats have a trip to Georgia and a home game against Florida to play before the SEC Tourney tips off. And no doubt about it, the pressure is on UK. David Fox 52-28

Kentucky by 4 Georgetown by 8 Kansas State by 2 Saint Louis by 9 Louisville by 8 Tennessee by 3 Arizona by 10 Duke by 9 Ohio State by 14 Michigan by 1

Steven Lassan 45-35 Florida by 10 Georgetown by 6 Kansas State by 2 Saint Louis by 5 Louisville by 8 Missouri by 2 Arizona by 7 Duke by 3 Ohio State by 5 Indiana by 3

Consensus 55-25 Florida by 3 Georgetown by 4 Oklahoma by 1 Saint Louis by 5 Louisville by 6 Tennessee by 2 Arizona by 8 Duke by 5 Ohio State by 6 Michigan by 1

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 FLORIDA AT KENTUCKY Kentucky’s hopes of catching Florida for the top spot in the SEC are all but over, but this is still a huge game for the Wildcats. With only one top-50 RPI win — at home against Missouri — Kentucky is in desperate need of another quality win. The Gators have struggled of late on the road, with losses in three of their last four away from home. This is a winnable game for the Wildcats. SYRACUSE AT GEORGETOWN Georgetown, which hasn’t lost since Jan. 19, is on the verge of winning its first outright Big East title since 2008. Heading into the final week of the season, the Hoyas have a one-game lead over Louisville and Marquette. Syracuse is mired in a puzzling funk. The Orange were 18–1 after beating Cincinnati on Jan. 21. Now, Jim Boeheim’s club is 22–7 after Saturday’s home loss to Louisville. It’s tough to imagine this team winning at Georgetown. KANSAS STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE Surprising Kansas State can secure no worse than a tie for the Big 12 title with a win in Stillwater. That, however, won’t be easy. Oklahoma State has lost only twice at Gallagher-Iba Arena, to Gonzaga in December and to Kansas, in overtime, late last month. The Cowboys are a lock to make the NCAA Tournament, but they could use a few more quality wins to improve their seed. MISSOURI AT TENNESSEE This is a must win for a Tennessee team that put itself in a precarious position with a loss at Georgia on Saturday. The Volunteers, who had won six straight before the loss in Athens, only have two top-50 RPI wins — none away from home. Missouri is 2–6 on the road in the SEC, but the last four losses have been in overtime at Kentucky, by two at Arkansas, by two at Texas A&M and by three at LSU. The Tigers are capable of winning in Knoxville. NOTRE DAME AT LOUISVILLE It’s a rematch of the longest regular-season game in Big East history — Notre Dame’s four-overtime, 104–101 victory over Louisville on Feb. 9. The Cardinals haven’t lost since, running their winning streak to six straight with a 67–51 win over Cincinnati on Monday night. Notre Dame is a solid 4–4 on the road in the league this season, highlighted by a 51–42 victory at Pittsburgh last Monday night. The Fighting Irish have an opportunity to enhance their NCAA Tournament seed, but Louisville will be tough to tame at the Yum! Center. DUKE AT NORTH CAROLINA Both teams have been rejuvenated of late — Duke by the return of forward Ryan Kelly and North Carolina by the move to a smaller lineup. Kelly scored 36 points against Miami in his first game back from injury. North Carolina has only lost once since Roy Williams replaced forward Desmond Hubert with guard P.J. Hairston in the starting lineup. The Tar Heels have played their way off the NCAA Tournament bubble and into “lock” status. SUNDAY, MARCH 10 INDIANA AT MICHIGAN Indiana has already wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, but plenty is at stake. Indiana is eyeing the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Michigan is still in play for one of the four top seeds. Big Ten Player of the Year honors could be at stake, as well. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Michigan’s Trey Burke have one more opportunity to state their cases. ILLINOIS AT OHIO STATE Ohio State has a tough final week, with a trip to Indiana on Tuesday followed by Illinois’ visit to Columbus on Sunday. The Buckeyes will be looking for revenge after losing at Illinois by 19 points in early January. The Illini have played extremely well since losing six of seven during one stretch early in the league season. This team could be a dark horse to win the Big Ten Tournament.

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Issue and candidate certified During their recent meeting, members of the Shelby County Board of Elections certified one issue and one candidate for the May 7 special election. The Fairlawn School District has placed a renewal of a 2.98-mill operating levy on the ballot. The issue, which would generate $150,000 per year for five years, was defeated by 26 votes in the November election. A petition filed by Sidney Municipal Court Judge Duane Goettemoeller was the only partisan petition filed, so no primary will be held this year. The May election will be a special election, board officials report. The board also certified the results of the Feb. 5 special election, with saw voters approved Jackson Center School District and Russia Fire Department levies. In other business, the board approved the purchase of two complete computer units at a cost of $4,305 from ES&S of Denver, Colo. Officials report the computers had to be purchased from the Colorado company because it has proprietary election software.

Students recognized PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Student Services Director Matt Meyer has released the names of the center’s high school Students of the Month for February. According to Meyer, students from each program are named for the honor to recognize extra effort and to encourage development of leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service abilities throughout the year. Local students receiving the award were: • Fairlawn High School: Alex Jones, Computer Information Technology I. • Houston High School: MacKenzie Goings, Early Childhood Education & Care II, and Abigayle Martin, Medical Information Management I. • Russia High School: Kaitlyn Barlage, Design & Digital Print Technologies I. • Sidney High School: Brianna Funk, Early Childhood Education & Care I, and Devaney Packer, Cosmetology II.


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Local couple see Vietnam Charles Finley stationed there during war BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Charles and Joanne Finley, of Sidney, had talked for many years about vacationing in Vietnam. This year, they did. It was a first visit for Joanne. For Charles, it was a return to the country he had last seen as a warrior. Charles had been in the U.S. Army, stationed in Vietnam in 1967-68 at Dong Ba Thin, an airfield on Cam Ranh Bay. A member of the 243rd, ASH, 1st Aviation Brigade, Charles served as a mechanic and did not see combat. The Finleys chose a tour operated by Gate 1 Travel that took them to Cambodia for three days and to Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Hanoi, Hai Phong and Halong Bay in Vietnam. They were all new places for both Charles and Joanne. During his Army days in Vietnam, Charles had not been to any of those places. The tour did not include Photo provided Cam Ranh Bay, so Charles did not get to share his former stomping grounds with CHARLES AND Joanne Finley, of Sidney, visit China Beach, Vietnam, in January. Joanne. stores. It’s really starting to get upscale.” ‘Didn’t work out’ The couple talked with a woman who “It just didn’t work out,” he said. had been in Vietnam 15 years ago, who The Finleys chose to take a guided agreed that she couldn’t believe the diftour because they had feared a language ference. The credit goes to former Presibarrier would be a problem. dent Bill Clinton, who, the Finleys say, is “But it wasn’t,” Joanne said. “We could revered by the Vietnamese almost like a have been OK on our own. If anyone does god for opening up trade. They also rea little research online, they could go on vere Hillary Clinton, she noted, and they their own.” seem to have mixed feelings about Ho Because Charles didn’t talk much Chi Minh. about his Army service, Joanne said she “He drove out the French, the Chinese had no idea what to expect in either and the Americans. They treat him like a country. Charles remembered Vietnam as god for that,” Joanne said. a poverty-stricken place with beautiful The tour group included Canadians, countryside and beautiful beaches. Australians, Germans, Englishmen and a The countryside and beaches were still couple of other returning American veterbeautiful, but Vietnam cities did not look ans. They stayed in four-star hotels that poor anymore. were not international chains. They were “They’re building new homes. All the owned and operated by Vietnamese peostreets are paved — even the back ple. streets. People are a lot better dressed. ‘Spoke English’ It’s totally different,” Charles said. “The “They were nice motels and everyone tour guide said that since 1994, since spoke English,” Charles said. they opened up trade with the U.S., it’s The group took an afternoon cruise on been growing all the time.” Halong Bay and saw “a lot of temples and

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Where they did see a lot of poverty was in Cambodia. “It’s really poor,” Joanne said. “They’re way behind Vietnam. Cambodia now is like what Vietnam was then,” Charles said. “But even in Cambodia, everybody had a TV.” They saw satellite dishes on every house in Vietnam, including the homes of poorer people out in the country. The tour stopped in Cambodia first, so Joanne thought that Vietnam would look like Cambodia. “But flying into Saigon was like night and day,” she said. “There were designer

a few Catholic churches,” he added. They also visited local, open-air markets, where high school students came up to them to practice speaking English. The Vietnamese shop every day and purchase lots of things from vendors on bicycles. The retail areas of towns have merchants of like items all on the same street. “There’s a street of hardware stores, a street of clothing stores,” Charles said. Inside, every store had a big-screen TV and store owners usually made their homes on the second floor of their buildings. The locals travel almost exclusively by scooters and motorbikes, which they park on the sidewalks outside the stores. Because

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CHARLES FINLEY poses for the camera on his Army base in Vietnam in 1968. the sidewalks are covered with motorbikes, pedestrians must walk in the streets. “They don’t have much public transportation,” Charles said. “A few buses. Cabs are cheap. And there are bicyclorides,” a kind of rickshaw powered by bicycle pedals.

‘Brides and grooms’ “You see a lot of brides and grooms everywhere,” Joanne said. It is a Vietnamese custom for the betrotheds to dress in their wedding clothes and have their photos taken together in many public places during the weeks before the wedding. The country was preparing to celebrate Chinese New Year, so New Year’s trees were everywhere. Those are large twigs or branches decorated with yellow flowers. The new year is the year of the snake, so the Finleys saw lots of snake-themed items for sale, including a wedding cake with an icing snake on top. Among the street vendors were two who sold roasted dog meat. “But they said that was a New Year’s thing and that (the practice of eating dog) was dying out,” Charles said. Cambodians, too, were decorating for New Year’s celebrations, but the Finleys were lucky enough to be there at an important time in Cambodian history. The recently deceased Cambodian king was lying in state in Phnom Penh. The 15-day trip was the Finleys’ first Photo provided visit to Asia together. Previous foreign JOANNE FINLEY decides where to shop on a street packed with motor scooters in journeys had been to Rome and Cancun, Hanoi, Vietnam. Mexico.

Washington Twp. OKs conservation easement LOCKINGTON — The Washington Township Trustees passed a resolution for a conservation easement at their regular meeting recently. Several months ago, Barrett Paving had proposed to the trustees purchasing a tract of land for the township. After some research, the

trustees determined the township could not purchase the land because of complicated legal issues. Barrett instead proposed a conservation easement to protect the township’s aquifer, which was approved. Trustees discussed the problem of junk cars, particularly on Taylor Road and Lehman Road.

Board Chairman Bill Huffman reported two culverts in need of extension on Kuther and Patterson-Halpin roads. Two roads in Arrowhead Subdivision were reported to be in severe disrepair: Chief Tarkee and Chickasaw. Stangel Road also is in serious need of repair. The county engineer will provide specifica-

tions for cost estimates. Beachwood Cemetery Sexton Randy Schwable reported two burials and four foundation orders. Trustees accepted the bids from Apple Farm service and Koenig Equipment for a new lawnmower. The Koenig bid of $6,200 was awarded, with $800 also offered for the trade-in.

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Shelby County has an opening for the position of Director of the Shelby County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Under administrative direction, the candidate will plan and administer the County Emergency Management Program and the county safety program; research data in development of plans and procedures; write and apply for grants as necessary for the operations of the department; and supervise agency staff and volunteers. Applicants must have completed secondary education plus twelve months training and/or experience in emergency management planning and civil defense preparedness. Successful candidate will be required to complete state mandated Emergency Management Director training in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, must meet all job safety requirements, and will be subject to drug and alcohol testing based upon reasonable suspicion. Salary will be dependent upon experience.

All interested applicants may pick up an employment application in person at the Shelby County Commissioners' Office, Shelby County Annex, Suite 100, Sidney, Ohio 45365 between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday and between 8:00am and 12pm on Friday or online at Questions may be directed to (937)492-5635. A properly completed application must be submitted to the Shelby County Commissioners at the same address by 12:00 Noon on March 22, 2013 to be considered.

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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. 12CV000081 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff vs. Joe L. Heistermann, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 826 3rd Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 826 3rd Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 01-1826427.004 and 01-1826427.003 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 367, Page 136 Said Premises Appraised at $36,000 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 Craig A. Thomas, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20 2371421

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000328 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. CitiMortgage, Inc. fka Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Cynthia P. Brown-Chery, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 15 West Water Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 115 West Water Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 01-18-36-258-010 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 310, Page 57 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 Bethany L. Suttinger, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000068 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Christopher R. Snider, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 419 Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 419 Michigan Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 01-18-36-127-001 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1673, page 204 Said Premises Appraised at $9,000 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 Matthew I. McKelvey, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20

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

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000122 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Rachel L. Wells, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 102 West Walnut Street, Botkins, OH 45306 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Copy of full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co. Courthouse. Said Premises Located at 102 West Walnut Street, Botkins, OH 45306 Parcel No: 11-02-33-354-006 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1656, page 177 Said Premises Appraised at $60,000 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 Carson A. Rothfuss, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20



SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000138 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Donald Strunk, 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 27th 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: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, State of Ohio; Being Lot Numbered Three Thousand Five Hundred Ninety (3590), Green Tree Hills Subdivision, Section (1) as the same is recorded in Plat Book (5) Pages (125) and (126) of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 1608 Park Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $63,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Kevin L. Williams, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20

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

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


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 REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 10CV000141 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff vs. Matthew G. Cotterman, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 806 Chestnut Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 806 Chestnut Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 01-1836379.002, 01-1836379.003 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 382, Page 117 Said Premises Appraised at $81,000 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 Lorelei C. Bolohan, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20 2371348

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

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000253 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Daniel L. Griffith, Sr., DECEASED, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 626 Ronan Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 626 Ronan Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 01-18-36-109-008; 01-18-36-109-009 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1815, page 747, and OR Book 1650, Page 351 Said Premises Appraised at $42,000 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 Pamela A. Fehring, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20



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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Section 2329.25 No. 12CV000159 The State of Ohio, Shelby County AMERICAN BUDGET COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. HENRY SELVIDGE, 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, March 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate, Being all of Lot Number 42, situated in the Village of Lockington in the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Town 7 North, Range 6 East, Washington Township, Shelby County, M.R.S. Ohio. Being further bounded and described in Small Plat Volume 31, Page 227, of the Shelby County Records. This lot contains a total of 0.254 acres, more or less, all being subject to any legal easements or highways of record. Bearings are based upon Large Plat Volume 18, Page 59. Randall J. Magoto, Ohio Professional Surveyor Number 7768, based upon a field survey completed in August 2008, prepared the above description and plat of survey. Parcel No. 59-2629177.011. Property Address: 10277 Museum Trail, Piqua, OH 45356. Prior Instrument Reference: Volume 1504, Page 271, Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 10277 Museum Trail, Piqua, OH 45356, appraised at $105,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: Ten Percent (10%) of the sale price down at the time of sale. Balance to be paid within thirty (30) days. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio ELSASS, WALLACE EVANS, SCHNELLE & CO., L.P.A. 100 South Main Avenue Suite 102, Courtview Center Post Office Box 499 Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 492-6191 Attorneys for American Budget Company Philip M. Borger, Atty Reg. No. 0084986 Mar. 6, 13, 20 2370163

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 09CV000268 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to Countrywide Bank, FSB fka Countrywide Bank, a Division of Treasury Bank, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Craig L. Gasson, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 21 East Park Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 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 21 East Park Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 Parcel No: 31-1706326.011 & 31-1706326.022 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1059, Page 271 Said Premises Appraised at $50,000 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 Rachel K. Pearson, Attorney Mar. 6, 13, 20 2371373

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000275 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff vs. Richard T. Evans, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 10842 Mohawk Court, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 27, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Copy of full legal description can be found @ Shelby Co. Courthouse. Said Premises Located at 10842 Mohawk Court, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 58-2608429.009 Prior Deed Reference: Vol. 370, Page 006 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 Mar. 6, 13, 20

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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

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