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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • John A. Jones • Charlotte Joy Brauning • Lois P. Schimmel • Robert J. Meyer • Charles W. Allen

INDEX Business ...........................10A City, County records........2-3A Classified.........................5-8B Comics ...............................4B Fort Loramie .......................9A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................9A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Opinion ...............................8A Sports .........................16-18A State news..........................4A ‘Tween 12 and 20...............9A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..14A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.” — J. William Fulbright, U.S. senator (1905-1995) For more on today in history, turn to Page 4B.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney split six states and dueled in an almost impossibly close race in Ohio on a Super Tuesday that stretched from one end of the country to the other in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.

Santorum broke through in primaries in Oklahoma and Tennessee and in the North Dakota caucuses, raising fresh doubts about Romney’s ability to corral the votes of conservatives in some of the most Republican states in the country. Romney had a home-state win in Massachusetts to go with victories in Vermont and Virginia, where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich qualified

for the ballot. On the busiest night of the campaign season, Ohio was the marquee matchup, a second industrial state showdown in as many weeks between Romney and Santorum. It drew the most campaigning and television advertisements of all 10 Super Tuesday contests and for good reason— no Republican has ever won the See OHIO/Page 18A

‘Froggy’ gets Leap year win Adams, Sell win BY TOM BARNETT Shelby County Republican voters nominated John Adams as their 85th House District candidate, Robert Guillozet for Shelby County commissioner and Timothy Sells as Shelby County prosecutor in Tuesday’s primary election. Adams, who has served four years as 78th District representative, defeated fellow Sidney resident David Easton 2,845 unofficial votes to 1,038 in Shelby County, garnering 73.27 percent of votes cast. Adams polled 4,183 votes to Easton’s 1,077 in Champaign County and 2,900 to 1,730 in Logan County. “I thank voters for the confidence they have expressed in me and look forward to November’s election,” Adams said Tuesday night. “It was an enjoyable process,” Easton said. “It’s hard to run against an incumbent candidate. I expected to do better in Shelby County I wish him well, but two years

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BOB GUILLOZET (left) gets a congratulatory hand shake from Terry Pellman after Guillozet became the winner Tuesday’s Primary Election in their race for Shelby County Commissioner. Guillozet won the Republican nomination by an unofficial vote of 3,813 to Pellman’s 2,919. Guillozet will be unopposed in November. from now - who knows?” “I’m very pleased with negatively. “I ran because I Public defender Tim Sells Tuesday’s results” Sell said. “I thought the community was scored a surprising victory over had some good people helping ready for change and the reincumbent county prosecutor me with the campaign and I sults reflect that.” Ralph Bauer, 4,363 to 2,374 for appreciate the fact Ralph and Calls to Bauer Tuesday 64.76 percent of the vote. I were able to not campaign See ‘FROGGY’/Page 18A

Kimpel trial postponed until July 30 BY KATHY LEESE The trial of former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel, charged with five counts of using the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) computer system for personal reasons, has been postponed to late Kimpel July and early August.. A continuance has been granted by Judge Robert Lindeman at the joint request of Kimpel’s attorney, Michael

Rumer of Lima, and Miami County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Kendall, a special prosecutor in the case. Lindeman, a Miami County Common Pleas Court judge who was named to preside in the case after Judge James Stevenson recused himself due to a possible conflict, has ruled on the motion, allowing trial dates to be changed. The OHLEG trial was originally set for April 3-5 but has been moved to July 30-Aug.1. The change was requested because “the case involves computer logs and extensive discovery remains necessary for both parties.” A pretrial See TRIAL/Page 3A

Kerrigan files, Kimpel doesn’t for Nov. 6 election Only one Independent candidate filed petitions for the Nov. 6 election with the Shelby County Board of Elections prior to Monday afternoon’s deadline. Thomas W. Kerrigan II, 447 Bon Air Drive, has filed as an Independent for the office of Shelby County Prosecutor. Suspended Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel, who had taken out petitions as an Independent

candidate for sheriff, did not file prior to Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline. Kimpel also missed the Dec. 27 deadline to file as a write-in candidate. Elected to office as a Republican Kimpel lost support of Shelby County’s GOP Committee which recommended his removal from office last year. Kimpel, 57, a Botkins area resident, is currently See DEADLINE/Page 3A

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MUNICIPAL COURT companion charge of drug abuse was dismissed. • Jagsir Singh, 23, 579 Fox Cross Drive, was fined $75 and costs on a charge of driving while under suspension that was amended to failure to display a license. • Mindy M. Kremer, 31, of Van Wert, was fined $250 and costs and ordered to serve 40 hours of community service for driving without a valid license. Twenty hours of community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Dennis J. Mills, 44, 1825 Cheryl Place, was fined $75 and costs on a charge of driving while under restrictions. He was also fined $150 and costs on a second charge of the same offense. • Tobie L. Saad, 41, of Holland, was fined $75 and costs for driving with an expired license and also fined $30 for speeding. • Ryan Lebeau, 32, of New Holland, was fined $20 and costs for a seatbelt violation. • Sydney Mfula, 37, of Farmington, Mich., was fined $150 and costs on a speeding charge that was amended to driving without lights. Rodney E. • Franklin, 47, of Piqua, was fined $150 and costs on a speeding charge that was amended to driving without lights. • A charge of following too closely against Terrance E. Hall, 42, of Cookeville, Tenn., was dismissed at the request of the law director.

• Matthew J. White III, 43, 412 S. Ohio Ave., was fined 430 and costs for a seatbelt violation. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $136 (unless noted) for various violations as follows: Courtney K. Thorpe, 20, 712 Broadway Ave., stop sign, $130. Richard E. Smith, 59, 12524 State Route 362, Minster, speeding, $135. Amanda A. Gayer,26, 18950 Wells Road, Jackson Center, failure to file registration, $155. Gregory M. Courtney, 38, 846 Fielding Road, seatbelt, $116. Alison L. Driskell, 29, 214 Piper St., following too closely. Sheri K. Emerson, 44, 15125 Amsterdam Road, Anna, speeding, $135. David A. Smith, 45, 1224 N. Kuther Road, warning devices (horn), $130. Jamie M. Green, 35, 2344 Collins Drive, failure to display plate, $130. Victoria A. Rice, 19, 12975 Sidney-Freyburg Road, Anna, improper passing. Leslie S. Ward, 35, 827 N. Main Ave., following too closely. Robert S. Collins, 23, 511 W. Ward St., Versailles, failure to display plate, $130. Craig R. Lannoye, 60, 1263 Hoewischer Road, traffic light, $130. Michael A. Varno, 33, 214 N. Water St., New Bremen, speeding, $135. Mark Thieman, 60, 159 Stallo Road, Minster, speeding, $135.

Dinah K. Sanders, 59, 9304 W. State Route 47, DeGraff, driving wrong side of roadway. Wayne Wooley, 60, 7760 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, speeding, $135. Dalton A. Lane Jr., 74, 10346 Headapohl Road, New Knoxville, gross overload, $248. ` George A. Sholtis, 49, 16 Miami St., Fort Loramie, speeding, $135. Donna J. Taylor, 78, 235 Lindsey Road, improper turning. Civil cases Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. David Wynn, 410 Charles Ave., $11,200.64. Collateral III LLC, Columbus, v. Dean Nollinger, 10832 Mohawk Court, $1,538.30. Collateral III LLC, Columbus, v. Michael D. Tucker, 12635 Kirkwood Road, $1,182.58. Diagnostic Pathology LLC, Toledo, v. Craig and April Lavy, 113 Borchers St., Russia, $968.74. Morton International Inc., Chicago, Ill., v. Sidney Landscape Service Inc., 9733 State Route 29, $5,612.54. Donald Stambaugh, Phillipsburg, N.J., v. Karen Francis, 815 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. J, $1,854.08. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Della M. Bryant, 1544 Sprice Ave., $1,638.85. Funding Midland LLOC, San Diego, Calif., v. William Schroer, P.O. Box 913, $1,429.71. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Karen A. Faulkner, 1422 N. State Route 235, St. Paris,

$1,601.28. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Rosalee A. Cundiff, aka. Rosalee A. Woods, 610 N. Wayne St., Piqua, $2,206.85. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Patrick L. Kelly, 1308 Sixth Ave., $1,180.74. State Farm Fire & Casualty, Bloomington, Ill., v. John E. Kinsella c/o Allen Correctional Institute, Lima, and William G. Mann, c/o Franklin Pre-Release Center, Columbus, $10,219.93. James W.Gambill and Victoria York, Sidney, v. GE Capital Retail Bank, Orlando, Fla., and GE Money Bank, El Paso, Texas, 4,198.65. Dismissals Discover Bank, New Albany, v. Glenn Vanderhorst, 662 Fair Road. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Main Street Acquisition Corp., Cincinnati, v. Susanne M. Glover, 1699 Knoop-Johnston Road. Dismissed with prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Andy Naramy, 2400 Wapakoneta Ave., lot 37. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Stephanie M. McNeal, 134 S. Vandemark Road. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Clarence E. Jones, 126 E. Ruth St. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Misti D. Pauley, 18227 Golden Rod Court. Judgment has been satisfied.

Police log MONDAY -7:26 p.m.: theft. Sidney police responded to 632 Folkerth Ave. on a report of the theft of $745.85 from Timothy Hickerson. SATURDAY -8:51 a.m.: criminal damaging. Police responded to 645 St. Marys Road on a report of tires slashed on two vehicles owned by Robert Exley. -2:24 a.m.: assault. Police responded to the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue and arrested Hector Santana, 23, for assault. -2:20 a.m.: disorderly conduct. Police arrested Andilena J. Longbrake, 34 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -6:26 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 2000 block of Michigan Street on a medical call. -1:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 700 block of Michigan Street. MONDAY -11:17 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to a report of an injury on the 200 block of Pike Street. -9:10 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of East North Street on a medical call. -7:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1900 block of Fair Road on a medical call. -4:35 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to a See CITY/Page 3A


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Robert J. Meyer, 43, of Sidney, died at 4:40 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Fairborn on Dec. 7, 1968, to S. Connie (Thomas) Meyer, Sidney and the late Delbert L. Meyer. On April 17, 2004, in St. married Marys, he Melody James. She survives. Robert is also survived by one son, Robert Meyer Jr., of Urbana; five daughters, Kayla G. Meyer, Kimberly M. Meyer, of McMinnville, Tenn., Jasmine L. Meyer, Rachael A. Meyer and Tori M. Meyer, all of Sidney; one brother, Vernon L. Meyer, of Sidney; one sister, Pricilla A. Hoover, Anniston, Ala.; and one grandson, Jacob L. Meyer, McMinnville, Tenn. Robert was a member of Holy Angels Catholic

Church, Sidney. He worked for Schneider National Trucking. Robert proudly served his country as a member the U.S. of Army. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Dayton V.A. Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Hess celebrant. Full military honors will be presented by The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home 646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH 45356 to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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during his 23 years working at Baumfolder. He retired from Wilson Memorial Hospital as a maintenance and worker, being involved with construction his entire life, he later started his own construction company, Allen Construction. He was an avid fisherman, and he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved his church, the Northtowne Church of God, where he was a life member. Charles said he had traveled in 48 states. He leaves behind many many friends, numerous nieces and nephews, and many people that he had helped along the way. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, with the Rev. Lonnie Lyke and Pastor Tim Bartee officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Northtowne Church of God, and Wilson Hospice Care, in memory of Charles W. Allen. Condolences may be expressed to the Allen family at the funeral home’s website,

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hearing is scheduled for March 22 at 2 p.m. Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal, special prosecutor, said the postponement was necessary for both parties, noting it is important both sides have all the materials necessary to ensure a fair trial. Kimpel was indicted Sept. 29 by a grand jury for unauthorized use of OHLEG, a fifth degree felony. He allegedly looked up four women on five occasions, four of which allegedly took place from his sheriff’s office computer and once from his home computer. He allegedly looked up the women for personal reasons. Two of the women were Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. If Kimpel is convicted, he faces up to one year in jail on each count. In another case involving Kimpel, set for trial May 7 in Auglaize County, Rumer filed subpoenas last week involving a hearing on a motion to suppress/dismiss the charges. The motion alleged evidence in the sexual battery case was obtained during an independent internal affairs investigation involving former Shelby County Sheriff ’s Deputy Jodi Van Fossen, who made allegations that Kimpel sexually assaulted her at her home in Auglaize County in 2010. Kimpel signed a Garrity warning during the interview, which stated the information obtained

during the investigation could not be used against him in criminal proceedings, which led to the motion to suppress/dismiss the charges. Rumer has supoenaed a number of individuals to appear at the hearing, scheduled for April 2 at 9 a.m. in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. They include former Shelby County Sheriff ’s Capt. Michael Eilerman, Lt. Det. James Frye, Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer, Licking County Sheriff ’s Deputy Sgt. Chris Barbuto and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Todd Brown. According to officials in Judge Frederick Pepple’s office, Pepple wants the hearing to cover not only the motion to suppress/dismiss the sexual battery case, but also any pending motions brought before the court on that date. The hearing will be open to the public. A final pre-trial in the Auglaize County case is scheduled for April 16 with trial set for May 710. If convicted in this case, Kimpel could face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. He would also be required to register as a sex offender. Kimpel has left office pending outcome of the criminal cases against him. John Lenhart has been named acting sheriff.

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an Ohio law enforcement computer system. Kimpel could not be reached for comment by the Sidney Daily News Tuesday. No Independent candidates filed petitions with the Auglaize County Board of Elections Monday.


Fire, rescue MONDAY -8:14 a.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue responded to the 400 block of James Street on a medical call. SUNDAY -9:30 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call on the 400 block of West Main Street.

Accident Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Monday. The accident happened at 8:08 a.m.

on the 17000 block of Ohio 47. Olga A. Boberg, 37, 22265 Lefevre Road, Maplewood, was traveling westbound when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled across the center line, struck a guard rail and went back across the roadway before resting in a ditch. Another vehicle swerved to avoid the first crash and became stuck in the ditch. The roadways were icy at the time of the crash. Boberg was not cited in the accident. Her vehicle sustained heavy damage. There were no injuries. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue and Port Jefferson Fire were called to the scene.

Sidney residents to CITY From Page 1 help Kentucky report of an injury on the 500 block of Gearhart Road. medical. Medics responded to the tornado survivors 1100-4:19blockp.m.: of Westwood Drive on a medical call.

MUNCIE, Ind. — Sidney residents Mark and Sheryl Ditmer, U.S. missionaries with CSI Ministries, will be providing aid to Salyersville, Ky., a town which has been devastated by tornados through the weekend. Efforts will be placed on the long-term needs of the communities long after the first responders have left. CSI Ministries has a camp in Salyersville where short-term teams have been providing assistance to the community for the past two years. An initial plan is to use the camp’s facilities to

provide basic needs for those who have last everything in the storm. CSI missionaries will be in Salyersville this week talking with community leaders to evaluate where the ministry can best provide assistance. Updates will be provided at Donations for Salyersville Disaster Relief can be made through CSI Ministries website,, or sent to P.O. Box 841 Muncie, IN 47308. Contributions can also be made at any Star Financial Bank.

-7:43 a.m.: injury. Medics responded to a report of an injury on the 100 block of Twinbrook Place. -3:14 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1000 block of Hayes Street on a medical call. SUNDAY -9:18 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 700 block of Fulton Street.

Accident On Friday, police responded to the 400 block of East Court Street on a report of a two vehicle accident. The accident happened at 2:22 p.m. Kathryn S. Graves, 56, 1825 Robert Place, was pulling out of a private drive when her vehicle struck another car driven by Bailey J. Carter, 21, 17141 Sunset Drive. The vehicle driven by Graves had moderate damage. Carter’s vehicle sustained heavy damage but there were no injuries. Graves was cited for right of way from private drive.


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T.J. LANE, 17, is taken out of Geauga County Juvenile Court in Chardon on Tuesday following a hearing in the shooting deaths of three students in the cafeteria of Chardon High School last week. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor.

Judge: Case may go to adult court CHARDON (AP) — A 17-year-old charged in an Ohio school shooting rampage that left three students dead made a court appearance Tuesday, where a judge explained to him that the case could be sent to adult court for trial. Authorities will decide later whether T.J. Lane will be tried as an adult and face a possible life sentence. Lane is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault. He did not enter a plea Tuesday. He appeared before Juvenile Judge Tim Grendell, who told him his case could be moved to adult court for trial. Grendell postponed a hearing on that matter from March 19 until April 3 because two new attorneys have joined the defense team. Lane watched the judge without emotion, blinking occasionally. He was brought into court under heavy security, a deputy’s hand on his arm. He was dressed in an outfit similar to what he wore last week in court — a tan, open-collared dress shirt and dark slacks. Relatives of the victims faced Lane from the jury box. Some wore red and black memorial ribbons, the colors of Chardon High School. Lane spoke in response to routine questions from the judge about his understanding of the case and his rights. “Yes sir, I understand,” he said repeatedly, and, “Yes, I do, your honor.” Prosecutor David Joyce says Lane has admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High School, near Cleveland, on Feb. 27 and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table. In addition to the three students killed, three were wounded, two seriously. The motive for the shooting remains unclear, though Joyce has appeared to rule out theories involving bullying or drug-dealing. He has said victims were selected at random and that Lane is someone “who’s not well.” Joyce expects the case to be moved to adult court, where Lane could face life in prison. Minors are not eligible for the death penalty in Ohio, whether they are convicted as juveniles

or adults. Lane attends an alternative school for students who haven’t done in traditional well schools. The funerals for the three students began Saturday and continued Tuesday, with the final one scheduled for Thursday.

BY WILL E SANDERS liminary hearing in Ohio Community Media Miami County Municipal Court on three counts of rape and one count of TROY — A Miami compelling prostitution, County grand jury will all felonies. hear the disturbing deBrandt waived his tails of an adoptive Troy right to the preliminary father who allegedly hearing in open court raped three children in Tuesday afternoon behis care, also allegedly fore Judge Mel Kemmer, compelled child prostitu- who continued the man’s tion through online ad- bond as the investigation vertisements by forcing a into Brandt and several 10-year-old boy to per- others continue to swirl form sexual acts. and make national headKenneth H. Brandt, lines. 39, of Troy, remains At his arraignment jailed on a $800,000 bond last week, Brandt enfollowing a Tuesday pre- tered a plea of not guilty

to the charges, which could keep him in prison for decades, if not for the rest of his life, convicted. Authorities raided Brandt’s Troy home last week after executing a search warrant where several items, including computers and media devices, were confiscated as the investigation into the adoptive father continues. All three children, ages 9, 10 and 12, are currently staying with relatives and are being supervised by Miami County Children Serv-

ices, according to the Troy Police Department. Meanwhile, a man who allegedly responded to one of Brandt’s online advertisements is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today in municipal court. Jason M. Zwick, 29, of Beavercreek, has been charged with a lone count of rape stemming from the growing investigation by local, state and federal authorities. Zwick remains behind bars at the Miami County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Hard-hit towns to get disaster relief COLUMBUS (AP) — Local governments and low-income residents hit hard by severe storms in southwest Ohio last week will have access to help through two statefunded programs. Gov. John Kasich says he has activated a pair of disaster relief programs to help Clermont

County communities. One provides payments that eligible low-income residents can use on immediate expenses, such as buying clothing and fixing homes. The governor’s office says that could mean as much as $1,500 for a family of four earning up to 200 percent of the poverty level, or

about $46,000. Another program will help local governments cover the cost of emergency response efforts and debris removal. Governments with disaster response costs that exceed 0.5 percent of their annual budgets can get three-fourths of the costs covered through the program.

Slot machines arrive at casino TOLEDO (AP) — Slot machines have arrived at the second casino scheduled to open in Ohio. Tractor-trailers carrying more than 500 slot machines arrived Monday at the casino site in Toledo. Eventually, it will have about 2,000 of the devices. The facility is slated to open in late May, about two weeks after the first casino opens in Cleveland. That casino got its first load of slots last week.

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Gas price hikes end NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices have finally dropped after 27 straight days of increases. The nationwide average regular unleaded for slipped less than a penny to $3.764 per gallon. That ended a streak of price hikes that began on Feb. 8. Pump prices rose by more than 28 cents per gallon in that period, making gasoline the most expensive ever for this time of year. Also Tuesday, oil fell to its lowest price in about two weeks, while the price of natural gas remained near a 10-year low. The relief at the pump should be temporary. Experts predict that gasoline prices will rise over the next several weeks.

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For Romney, best part of night is going home BOSTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says he doesn’t get nervous on primary nights. He doesn’t have a lucky tie. And the best part about Super Tuesday, he and his wife said before the results came in, was heading back to Boston and eating dinner with one of their five sons. “Oh, boy, we’re headed home,” Romney said as he stood in the aisle of the campaign charter plane that has carried him to Ohio, Idaho, Washington state and back to Ohio in the past week alone. Romney made the comments as he and his wife, Ann, made a rare visit to the national press corps traveling on his plane as it waited on the tarmac to take him to Belmont, Mass., where the couple raised its family and have a house. He’s been on the road for two straight months, having last slept there on Jan.

6, right before New Hampshire’s primary four days later. Massachusetts voted Tuesday along with nine other states that, together, handed him a significant number of delegates and set him on the path to becoming the GOP nominee. For 25 minutes, the Romneys chatted casually with reporters, a remarkable moment for a campaign that until now has held the national media at armslength. The moment was part of a tentative transition as Romney shifts from his role as the nominal frontrunner in the GOP nomination fight to a general election against President Barack Obama. At a victory party in Boston, Romney was set to focus on Obama and cast the contest in a new light. “Tonight, we’ve

taken one more step toward restoring the promise of America,” Romney planned to say. “Tomorrow, we wake up and we start again. And the next day we do the same.” On most days, Romney gets on and off the front of the plane as reporters climb on and off the back, taking photographs from many rows behind. He has held question-and-answer sessions with the press corps on the plane, and sometimes hands out lunch or snacks to it. But not often. Now, the candidate — as well as his advisers — are making a clear push to build a stronger relationship with the media and recover from a series of comments by Romney himself that made the wealthy former Massachusetts governor seem out of touch.

Composer dead at 86 LONDON (AP) — How do you sum up the work of songwriter Robert B. Sherman? Try one word: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. ” The tongue-twisting term, sung by magical nanny Mary Poppins, is like much of Sherman’s work — both complex and instantly memorable, for child and adult alike. Once heard, it was never forgotten. Sherman, who died in London at age 86, was half of a sibling partnership that put songs into the mouths of nannies and Cockney chimney sweeps, jungle animals and Parisian felines. Robert Sherman and his brother Richard composed scores for films including “The Jungle Book,” ”The Aristocats,” ”Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” They also wrote the most-played tune on Earth, “It’s a Small World (After All).”

Hackers busted NEW YORK (AP) — The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked by news Tuesday that one of the world’s most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five alleged comrades. The FBI said it captured the legendary hacker known as “Sabu” last June, and he turned out to be Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28, a self-taught, unemployed computer programmer with no college education, living on welfare in public housing in New York. His exploits made him a hero to some in cyberspace until he made a rookie mistake — he posted something online without cloaking his IP address, or computer identity — and someone tipped off the FBI.

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FIREFIGHTERS LOOK at the front of a heavily damaged two- story home where a Special Forces soldier died trying to rescue his 2 small children during a house fire early Tuesday in Hope Mills, N.C. Mother Louise Cantrell, 37, was injured in the blaze that started around 2:00 am. Edward Duane Cantrell, 36, and his daughters, 6-year old Isabella Cantrell and 4-year old Natalia Cantrell all perished in the fire.

Soldier dies trying to save daughters in fire HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Green Beret who returned from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan last summer died Tuesday trying to rescue his two young daughters from their burning home near Fort Bragg. The girls were also killed in the blaze. Edward Cantrell and his wife escaped from the 1 a.m. blaze by jumping from the home’s second floor, the Cumberland County sheriff’s office said. Cantrell then wrapped himself in a blanket and reentered the burning home in Hope Mills, about 10 miles from the Army base that is home to the Green Berets and

other Special Forces units, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said. Cantrell, 36, was trying to reach 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia, who were trapped in second-floor bedrooms, Tanna said. “He never made it back out,” Tanna said. Firefighters found their bodies inside the home, Tanna said. The house was built in 1920. Tanna said the old home’s timbers were likely very dry, causing a fast-moving blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. A sign at the end of the driveway blocked with yellow police tape says “The

Cantrells Est. Feb. 7, 2004.” Bouquets of flowers and two teddy bears had been placed nearby. Firefighters from Cotton Volunteer Fire Department, which is less than two miles away, were on the scene within four minutes of receiving the dispatch call. Assistant Chief Kevin Dove said the house was already engulfed in flames. “They perished before our arrival,” said Dove, a veteran firefighter. “It was horrible.” The three bodies were all recovered on the second floor, he said. It did not appear the father was able to reach the girls.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Efforts to find a diplomatic solution to Iran’s disputed nuclear program appeared to get a boost Tuesday when world powers agreed to a new round of talks with Tehran, and Iran gave permission for inspectors to visit a site suspected of secret atomic work. The two developments countered somewhat the crisis atmosphere over Iran’s nuclear program, the focus of talks in Washington between President Barack Obama and Israel’s visiting prime minister. Speaking at a news conference, Obama said he saw a “window of opportunity” to use diplomacy instead of military force to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. He said he is focused on “crippling sanctions” already imposed on Iran and on international pressure to keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iranians need to show they are serious about resolving the crisis, he said, adding that his policy is not one of containment but of stopping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The U.S. and its allies say Iran is on a path that could lead to the production of a nuclear weapon. Iran denies that, insisting its program is for energy production and other peaceful purposes. Speaking in Brussels, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany had agreed to a new round of nuclear talks with Iran.

Mom loses legs saving her children during tornado


It’s a turkey stalker COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An Oakland County woman says she’s become a prisoner on her own property, stalked and harassed by a 25-pound turkey. Edna Geisler calls the foul bird “Godzilla.” The 69year-old told the Detroit Free Press that the turkey wanders near her Commerce Township property each day from nearby woods. She recently couldn’t get to her front door after a trip to the grocery store. “I have to go to the post office at 6 o’clock in the morning to avoid him,” said Geisler, who has been bumped and clawed.

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THIS UNDATED photo provided by Joe Decker Monday, shows Decker with his 36year-old wife, Stephanie Decker. Decker told the Courier-Journal his wife lost parts of both her legs when the family’s home collapsed onto her Friday in Marysville, Ind., as she was shielding their two children from a devastating tornado. The Deckers’ 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter weren’t injured.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband says. Stephanie Decker, a 36-year-old sleep specialist, lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, her husband said Monday. She was in serious but stable condition at a Kentucky hospital. The couple’s 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter survived Friday’s storm unscathed. “I told her, ‘They’re here because of you,’” Joe Decker said by telephone from the University of Louisville Hospital. “I let her know that nothing else matters. I said, ‘You’re going to be here for your kids, and you get to see them grow up.’” Decker, 42, was at Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, where he teaches algebra, when the tornado hit. With storms expected, the school had been locked down, and he was debating whether to try to race home. Decker exchanged a series of texts with his wife, urging her to get herself and their children into the basement of their sprawling, three-story brick and stone home in Marysville, Ind. “Then she sent me a text saying the whole house was shaking, and I texted her back and asked her if everything was OK,” he said. “I asked her about six or seven times and got no

response. That kind of freaked me out.” He said his wife told him later that she was in their walk-out basement, which had French doors leading outside and a wall of windows, when she saw the tornado approaching, moving across the family’s 15-acre plot. Stephanie Decker had already tied a blanket around both children and to herself, and she threw herself on top of the children. “She said she felt the whole house start to go, and then she felt like it moved them about before it kind of wedged her in there, but she was able to keep the kids from moving away,” Decker said. When the tornado passed, Stephanie Decker called to the children. Reese, 5, answered immediately, but Dominic, 8, hesitated before saying he was OK. Decker said his son told him he couldn’t hear his mother because of the roar of the storm. Dominic, however, soon ran across the street to seek help from neighbors, who had taken refuge in a storm cellar, Decker said. One neighbor, realizing the severity of Stephanie’s injuries, ran for help and found a deputy sheriff traveling on a four-wheeler about a quarter of a mile away. The deputy applied tourniquets to Stephanie Decker’s legs to halt her blood loss. She has been scheduled to undergo surgery on her legs again Thursday, hospital spokeswoman Holly Hinson said.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


This Evening • The Sidney Altrusa Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at CJ’s HighMarks. Altrusa members network to provide community service with a focus on the promotion of literacy and goodwill. For more information or to become a member, contact Bev Mintchell at 498-9431. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • 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 • The New Bremen Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. • Heritage Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Minster offers free bingo and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Special Book Club meets at the New Bremen Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss the book, “Gone with the Wind.” • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers homework help from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Thursday Evening • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Shelby County Humane Society meets at 7 p.m. at its office, 114 N. Ohio Ave. New members always are welcome. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Shelby County Coin Club meets at 7:15 p.m. at First Church of God on Campbell Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in coin collecting. There is a business session, program, awarding of attendance prizes for members, refreshments and a coin auction.

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts story time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155.

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

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. • Maplewood Grange will sponsor a euchre card party at Maplewood Grange Hall at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.

Big Brothers, Sisters announces Bowling for Kids’ Sake prize winners Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County has announced the winners of the Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2012 prizes. During the two-day event Friday and Sunday, 360 people participated and $23,000 was raised. Grand prize winner was Scott Philpot, of Russia, taking home $500 cash. Sarah Porter, of Versailles, won the Sweetheart package which included overnight accommodation in a French-inspired room, compliments of The Inn at Versailles, dinner at Anthony’s Michael Restaurant, champagne, chocolates, continental breakfast and a $10 gift certificate from the Winery at Versailles. A $200 Kroger card was won by Paulette Kiernan, of Botkins. Dennis Hale from Team Cargill in Sidney and a resident of Russia took home the Explore Ohio package including 18 holes of golf with cart, compliments of Beechwood Golf in Arcanum;

two one-week, free memberships at the Payne Rec Center in Moraine, two free tickets to a Columbus Crew game, four Dragons tickets, and one overnight stay at the Hampton Inn Sidney. Heather Bell, of Sidney, won the area shopping spree including a $25 gift certificate, compliments Bear’s Mill in of Greenville, a $35 gift certificate from Allison’s Custom Jewelry in Sidney, a $50 gift certificate, compliments of Hansbargers in Greenville and a $50 gift certificate from Kroger’s. The Kindle Fire was won by Maria Adams, of Sidney. Taking home the Most Money Raised by a Bowler prize was Joe Rizzo, of Lewistown, another representative of Cargill. This package included a Cincinnati getaway with overnight stay, $50 gift certificate from Dave & Busters, two passes to the Newport Aquarium, and two tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo. The event was at BelMar Lanes in Sidney and

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KAMY MAYER, 16, of Greenville, goes for a strike during Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowling for Kids’ Sake Sunday at Mc Bo’s Lanes in Versailles. Mayer is the granddaughter of Barbara Hittle. For photo reprints, visit

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Clothes for free Garments of Grace will host a free clothing distribution at the First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Anyone is welcome to select clothing at no charge.

Euchre benefit Friends of the late Rob Meyer, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer March 2, will host a benefit euchre tournament Satur-

day in his honor at the American Legion Hall, 1265 Fourth Ave. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and play begins at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will support Meyer’s medical and funeral expenses. In addition to the euchre tournament, there will be poker tables, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle of hotel stays, gift cards, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. Food for sale will be sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and cookies.

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Four Seasons tribute plans local performance award-winning producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Let’s Hang On” and “Who Loves You” are some of the many hits that will be performed from the songbook of those boys from Jersey. In 1990, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cast’s interpreta-

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Anderson U. ANDERSON, Ind. — Elizabeth A. Gehret, of Sidney, was named to the Anderson University dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Akron U. AKRON — The University of Akron recently released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester. These students maintained a 3.25 or better GPA for the semester. New Bremen: Derek Nietfeld and Jordan Schott. Russia: Mason Hoying. Sidney: Samantha Kendall. Alex Monnin, of Minster, received a Bachelor of Science from the university during the Fall 2011 commencement.


Fogt, Olberding to wed

MINSTER — Tricia Fogt and Adam Olberding, both of Minster, have announced their engagement and plans to marry May 19, 2012, in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tracy and Elizabeth Fogt, of Minster. She is a 2005 gradFogt/Olberding uate of Minster High School. She earned an Associate of Science in business management from Wright State University. She is employed by New Bremen EyeCare. Short Her fiance is the son of Ron and Jean Olberding, Klopfenstein, of West of Minster. He graduated from Minster High School Milton. One daughter, in 2002. He is employed by the Village of Minster in Ricki L. Short, is de- public works. He also works on his family’s farm. ceased. She has eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Shelby County Li- There will be seven age Short is a member of is sponsoring its divisions with one winbraries St. Jacob’s Lutheran annual bookmark con- ner in each division. Church and the American Legion Auxiliary in test in celebration of Na- Judging will be March Anna and the Senior tional Library Week, 14. April 8 - 14. Entries will be judged Center in Sidney. must be reoriginality, creativity, Entries on She enjoys quilting, needlework, sewing and ceived at one of the loca- neatness, and printabiltions of the Shelby ity. The winning bookreading. County Libraries by 4 marks will be printed p.m. Saturday to qualify. and distributed through People of all ages are in- all library locations durFor Gift Subscriptions vited to submit an entry. ing National Library please call 937-498-5939

Irish band at Hayner Friday TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., will help the public to celebrate the Irish with Knot Fibb’n Friday at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Presenting a unique, crisp style to the traditional Irish-American music scene, the four members of Knot Fibb’n have a distinct sound unlike most other acoustic Celtic bands. They perform the traditional music of Ireland, as well as original tunes

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SPORTING ARGYLE, the cast of “Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons” sings one of the Four Seasons’ many hits. The show will come to Sidney High School as part of Gateway Arts Council’s Presents Series, April 1, for a 7 p.m. performance. Call 498-2787 for tickets.


Donna Heiland Short, of Sidney, celebrated her 90th birthday Feb. 19, 2012, at a family party at home. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Anna, the daughter of the late J.W. and Emma Heiland. Short graduated from Anna High School in 1940 and from Lima Beauty School in 1962. She married Gordon B. Short, who passed away in 1992. She owned Donna’s Beauty Salon in Anna for 20 years and was employed part-time by several restaurants in Anna and Sidney and by the Hampton Inn in Sidney. She has two sons and daughters-in-law: Gregory G. and Belinda Short, of Springfield, Mo., and David B. and Melinda Short, of Venice, Fla.; and two living daughters and a son-inlaw: Barbara A. and Steve Drake, of Chesterfield, Mo., and Gloria M.

tions of their classic hits are so true to the original recordings that it must be pointed out that the cast is singing live and not lip-syncing. This performance is sponsored in part by Emerson Climate Technologies, the Monarch Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Shelby County, Alvetro Orthodontics, US Bancorp, the Ohio Arts Council, Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Ruese Insurance, Bill & Mary Lou Francis, Tom & Pauline Francis, Ken & Mary Beth Monnier and Tom & Judy Westerheide.


Direct from Las Vegas, “Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons” will be presented by Gateway Arts Council April 1 at 7 p.m. in Sidney High School’s auditorium. Tickets are $18 per person or $17 per person for AAA members and can be purchased at Ron and Nita’s, the Gateway Arts Council, 216 North Miami, or by calling 498-2787. The musical revue was written by Motown producer and creative consultant George Solomon, directed by

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Showing what they’re made of As you read been “recrethis there are ational mushdozens of men ers,” like I was and women and back then. I hundreds of lived 12 miles dogs crossing a from a road in very cold those days, and Home Alaska: more six months Country for than a thoueach year, the sand miles of it. Slim Randles dogs got us It’s called the Iditarod back and forth to the by everyone who doesn’t village. They were basic drive a team in it. For transportation and those who have, it’s the basic family. Idiot Road. But this race, this There are deadly se- monumental journey rious mushers in that from Anchorage to race who are after that Nome, makes a person prize money, and a few want to hook up the of them will get it. But dogs and head out. there are also the tailI wasn’t able to finish draggers. They know the race that year, 1973, they won’t win. What because of an injury, they want to do, really, and while I was on the is finish this most diffi- trail, everyone passed cult of all races. And me. And I guess it’s bemore than that … to cause of that that each find out exactly what’s March I say a little inside them. prayer for all the mushThirty-nine years ago ers and all the dogs, but this week, that was me. especially for the recreI had seven dogs. The ational mushers, for the minimum that year. taildraggers. They’ll be And I had to borrow two out in the cold and the to make the minimum. lonely longer than the Most teams were in the winners, looking to find 12- to 16-dog range. that certain personal This translates to putsomething. ting a VW bug in the Packed trail and Indy 500. Forget any fresh dogs, people. It’s a prize money. very long way to Nome. The front runners have snow machines The writer is a vethalf a day ahead of eran newspaperman them, packing trail. and outdoorsman who With packed trail, those is a registered outfitter teams can average and guide. He has writsomething like 80 miles ten novels and nonfica day. Without packed tion books based on trail, you’re lucky to get rural living and he has five miles, on snowalso been an awardshoes. And all it takes winning columnist for to turn a packed trail the largest daily newsinto snowshoe time is papers in Alaska and half an hour of wind. New Mexico. He lives in There have always Albuquerque.



Great appreciation for support during fire To the editor: Members of the New Bremen-German Township Fire Department would like to express our appreciation to the New Bremen community and its visitors for their support and understanding Monday night during the fire at the Fireside Pub and Que’s Barber Shop on West Monroe Street. The Department appreciates the kind words of support and any help that you may have provided. The department especially appreciates the Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the American Red Cross, Howell’s IGA, Wagner’s IGA, New Bremen Coffee & Books, New Bremen Marathon, Speedway Lanes and McDonald’s for food and refreshments for the firefighters. Also, Tru-

pointe Cooperative for delivering fuel on-site for the equipment so that we did not have to disengage from the battle. The department also appreciates fire departments that helped fight this fire on a mutual aid basis: Minster, Chickasaw, St. Marys City, Wapakoneta City, and St. Marys Township. Also helping with the situation were the Minster Village Water Department, the New Bremen Police, Electric and Public Works Departments and the New Bremen Water Department. Without their help we would not have had a successful result of this fire. Fire Chief Bob Kuck New Bremen-German Township Fire Department New Bremen

We’ve all term, this year’s heard about budget would medical malhave real deficit practice and savings. legal malpracFar from cuttice. Now ting fiscal year there’s another 2009’s $1.4 trilone to add to lion deficit in the roster: half, this budget malPortman budget assumes practice. a 2012 deficit of reports Every year $1.3 trillion. the president is Rob Portman The presiU.S. Senator required to subdent’s budget mit a budget to claims to have the Congress. Typically about $5 trillion in it is a 10-year proposal deficit reduction over of spending and taxes, the next decade, as combased on certain ecopared to what he says nomic assumptions. would happen under The budget President current policy. But if Obama submitted last you read the fine print, year was voted down in only 0.1 percent of that the Senate by an overclaimed deficit reducwhelming bipartisan tion consists of net new margin of 97-0. spending cuts. The rest, And yet on Monday, comprising 99.9 percent President Obama re(yes, you read that leased a very similar right), is made up of tax budget. Like last year’s increases, spending cuts budget that got no sup- already enacted last port, it spends too year and a gimmick much, taxes too much that assumes the longand borrows too much. planned Iraq and At a time of trillion Afghanistan troop dollar deficits, historic drawdown won’t happen debt and the highest and then takes credit level of government for a new spending cut spending since World when it does. War II, it’s simply irreOn top of that, elsesponsible to propose a where in the budget the budget that allows $11 president hides huntrillion to be added to dreds of billions of dolthe debt in the 10-year lars in additional new budget window and spending. So even the does nothing to address claimed savings — the our long-term budget 0.1 percent — also vancrisis. ish. Overrun under a I had hoped that be- mountain of deficits and cause of last year’s vote debt. and because of the presIn fact, under his proident’s promise three posal, the national debt years ago to cut the is set to rise from about deficit in half in his first $15 trillion today to

nearly $26 trillion in the 10 years of the budget plan. What does this spending and added debt mean for the average Ohio family? In 2012, the president intends to have the federal government spend $31,000 per household. From the time the president took office until 2022, the federal budget will have grown by $9,000 per household. Most Ohioans I know don’t think they’re getting services to match this soaring spending. Of course, if spending rises $9,000 per household, higher taxes will have to follow. And sure enough they do in the president’s budget. Economists at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office believe these tax increases will result in lower economic growth and more job losses. They will also subject 48 percent of small-business income to higher taxes, according to IRS data. One interesting part of the president’s budget is its assessment that the policies in the budget will result in unemployment rates of 8.9 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013, both numbers higher than today’s unemployment. This is unacceptable at a time when 21 million Americans are already unemployed or underemployed.

Ultimately it’s about our kids and grandkids. It seems like Washington is prepared to have them pay off the leftover bills from a continued spending spree. As noted earlier, spending per household rises sharply under the president’s budget proposal. So does debt. The bills are startling. President Obama inherited a national debt of $91,000 per household. His new budget proposes pushing it to $161,000 a decade from now. This debt will not only be a liability for our kids and grandkids, but economists also tell us that it will limit economic growth and kill millions of jobs now and in the future. The job of the Congress should be to produce our own budget and actually deal with the short and long-term problems. In the United States Senate, such a budget is way overdue. Despite a 1974 law requiring a budget, the Democratic majority in the Senate has not produced a budget to be voted on for more than 1,000 days. With no budget it is no wonder the spending has grown so much. I will keep fighting for a responsible budget, and for the combination of good, progrowth policies and commonsense spending restraint to get Ohio and the country back on track.

Short-term savings have long-term consequences Is it pennyperspective wise to vote may include against tax inthe domestic creases and and foreign inproperty-tax revestors whom newals which have Sidney on support local their short list schools? Two for investing recent attempts millions of by local governtheir own dolOther ments to raise lars. On a tour voices revenue for of potential inJoe Ratermann vesting sites, schools and road improveinvestors are ment failed. The vote sure to have their deciagainst the revenue-en- sion-making process hancing attempts saved jolted in a negative the taxpayers the trou- manner as they evaluble and expense of ate Sidney’s existing inadding a few additional frastructure. dollars from their own Second, there was a pockets into the local vote regarding a 0.043 government coffers. percent renewal of an This immediate, short- emergency levy to suprange vote to keep a port Sidney City few extra dollars in the Schools. Therefore, a pocket, however, may penny-wise decision have long-range, unin- saved the homeowner tended consequences. approximately $21.85 in First, there was an property taxes for an attempt to increase the appraised $150,000 local income tax by 0.25 home. From a midpercent, which was to range perspective, howbe earmarked for road ever, there may be both improvement. In other individual economic and words, a person who opportunity costs with earns $30,000 a year the decision to vote would pay an addiagainst the renewal. tional $75 in taxes. A Busing may be one vote against the tax example. With the faillevy allows the voter to ure, there was a conretain $75 in their temporaneous decision pocket. As our roads to reduce busing for and streets fall apart those who live within into a greater state of two miles of a school. disrepair, a mid-range Each day, at each perspective may inschool, parents form clude what happens long lines up to pick up when voters drive on their children. The cost the same city streets. to the parent who waits As friends, visitors outside the school for and family members their children may cost drive the streets, the approximately $300 a toll on vehicles becomes year and 100 hours for additionally noticeable. personal transportation Springs, struts, axles costs. I submit that this and alignment, I subcost alone justifies a mit, will cost the aver- vote to support the reage citizen more in newal. costs to maintain their A longer-range perroads. A longer-range spective may include

that as the funds available decrease, the depth and breadth of the quality of education also diminish. As the quality of education diminishes, start-up and expanding businesses will be dissuaded from creating jobs and wealth in Sidney because they want their children to grow up in the highest-quality education systems. A vote to defeat the renewal led to the result that the voter realizes immediate savings. The decision, however, also provides long-term greater economic and opportunity costs for both the individual and the community. There is one final long-term issue regarding the road maintenance and the schools. That final penny-wise issue is property values. I submit that an economist would assert that there is a direct correlation between a community’s infrastructure and schools and the community’s home values. As the roads fall apart and the schools are able to provide lesser value, the value of citizens’ property also, in both the midterm and in the long run, suffers a substantial loss of value. No one likes to pay taxes. Some may assert that our local governments should “do more with less.” It is highly probable that after years of carefully considered cutbacks to accomplish more with less, that our local governments are now capable of only doing less with less. Additionally, it is natural to want

everyone else to pay their fair share before we pay more out of our own pocket. In the absence of a forever-elusive system in which every individual perceives the tax system as being unfair to them, I submit that the above two mentioned decisions to defeat improvement of our schools and the repair and maintenance of our roads are indeed penny-wise. Are the votes against improving our streets and maintaining our schools, however, also pound-foolish? I ask that we consider encouraging our community leaders to reinitiate efforts and ask our friends and neighbors to vote in favor so that we may collectively obtain the funds not only to improve our own individual accounts in the long run, but to increase the quality and aggregate wealth of our community. The writer is a Sidney native and Lehman Catholic High School graduate who served as a combat engineer and embassy guard in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981 to 1989. He graduated from Wright State University in 1993, George Mason University School of Law and awarded a master’s in law in 2008. He then served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Germany, Yugoslavia, Korea and Afghanistan and served as the group judge advocate of 1st Special Forces Group. He retired from active duty as a major in December.


Contact Fort Loramie reporter Tom Barnett with story ideas and press releases by phone at (937) 498-5961; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

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BOE approves Loramie students awarded grants van purchase FORT LORAMIE — During its February meeting, the Fort Loramie Board of Education approved the purchase of an eightpassenger van from Coughlin Automotive LLC through state purchasing for $19,736.75, also authorizing signage and safety equipment. The board approved a three-year web hosting contract with eSchoolView, beginning July 1 through June 30, 2013, at a cost of $2,352 annually. Half the cost of the hosting fee is e-rateable. The $588 maintenance and support fee is not. The district’s annual cost will be $1,470. Lease agreements were approved with White Oak Lake for cross country practice, and with Tooling Technology LLC and T&F Investments of Sidney for football practice. The arrangements have been made in the event the new practice field is not ready or available. Mary Hilgefort was issued a one-year contract for the position of cashier/cook at the established hourly rate of $10.65 per hour with insurance or $12.28 without insurance. Supplemental contracts for co-curricular activities or extended service for the 2011-12 school year were issued as follows: Hayley Barhorst, junior high track, $1,252.68; Elizabeth Borchers, varsity track assistant 50 percent, $829.90; Matt Burgbacher, varsity track assistant 75 percent, $1,244.85; Tom Hoelscher, musical assistant, $782.93; and Daniel Thobe, varsity track assistant 75 percent, $1,385.78. Eilerman Thomas was employed as assistant junior varsity baseball coach at a salary of

$1,385.78 and Stephanie Stueve was employed as the pre-kindergarten class instructor at an hourly rate of $22.50. Mike Ballas was approved as a volunteer track coach upon completion of a sports-related first aid course. The board approved an April 20 fourth-grade trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, an April 12-13 sixthgrade trip to Camp Willson and an April 18-20 FCCLA trip to the State Star event. The 2012-13 high school registration handbook was also approved by the board. The board accepted donations of $802 for a girls basketball runnersup banner and $929.87 for football sled pad covers, both from the Fort Loramie Boosters Club. Junior/Senior High School Principal David Warvel reported staff and student council members have been working on an incentive program and that a meeting has been scheduled with Wright State University’s Lake Campus to discuss dual enrollment. Elementary principal Scott Rodeheffer reported Grandparent’s Day is March 13 for K-3 and March 14 for Kindergarten Red. The board also adopted a resolution accepting tax rates for 2012-13 as set by the county auditor. The monthly financial report indicated January general fund receipts of $627,191 and expenditures of $493,827. The anticipated carry-over balance for the end of the 2011-12 fiscal year is $2,631,833. The January lunchroom report showed a profit of $1,414.43. Lunches served per day averaged 550. The next regular board meeting is scheduled March 19 at 7 p.m.

Rewards program incentivizes school FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie High School student council, teachers and administration have established a program to reward high school students for academic excellence and good behavior. Reward cards will be based on grades and behavior. Students will be able to apply for one of three cards based on the quarterly honor roll. A Honor Roll students may apply for a red card, A Minus for a black card and B Plus students for a white card. Students cannot have any detentions, Saturday schools or suspensions and have 95

percent of all homework completed in all classes for the quarter. Students are responsible for turning in the application on time The reward card for each quarter will be based on the previous quarter’s performance. The card for the first nine weeks will be based on the fourth quarter from the previous school year. Each quarter, students who have earned a Reward Card will receive free homework passes and rewards such as a pizza lunch, breakfast or ice cream sundaes. The rewards will vary each quarter.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced recently Meghan Bruns and Amanda Seger, of Fort Loramie, have been selected to receive Career Pathways grants in the amount of $1,000 to initiate or improve their career development experience known as a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). To be eligible, the student must be in grades 7 to 11, have an SAE and be a member of FFA.


Seger and Bruns are members of the Fort Loramie FFA Chapter and were selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide. Bruns’s grant for an Animal Systems SAE and Seger’s grant for a Direct Specialty Crop SAE is a special project of the National FFA Foundation. With the money received from the Animal Systems grant Bruns plans to further her SAE in Swine Production. Currently her SAE includes raising

and showing pigs at national, state, and local shows. Meghan’s future plans are to expand the quality and number of the show pigs to continue to raise swine and expanding her SAE. Seger’s grant in Direct Specialty Crop will be used to start up her SAE in Horticulture. The money will go toward building a small production greenhouse in order to grow and produce bedding plants and vegetables. Seger then plans to sell the products from

the greenhouse to make a profit. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,739 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture — as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Fore more information visit

Moon today might make you feel stressed at work or even stressed about your health. Fortunately, this tension is brief and will be gone very soon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Do your best to be accommodating when dealing with groups today. Today’s Full Moon could make it impossible to reach an agreement on anything. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today, the only Full Moon all year that takes place at the top of your chart is happening. This could spur your ambitions, but it also could make you ruthless. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Travel plans could go either way today. People might be hot-tempered. Be patient when dealing with those from other countries. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a poor day to quarrel about inheri-

tances or shared property. It will be very difficult to reach an agreement. Just postpone these discussions for later in the week. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Today, the only Full Moon directly opposite your sign all year is taking place. Just grin and bear it. Be tolerant and gentle with others. YOU BORN TODAY You are intelligent and you have strong opinions. Many of you are popular because you seem to magnetize others to you. Perhaps they admire your individualism and independence? You also can be very intense and uncompromising at times. You challenge the values of society. In your year ahead, you have the chance to study or learn something very important to you. Birthdate of: Micky Dolenz, musician; Lynn Redgrave, actress; Aidan Quinn, actor.


BY FRANCIS DRAKE or your obligations to home and family. Today’s What kind of day will Full Moon has you tomorrow be? To find out caught in the middle! what the stars say, read CANCER the forecast given for (June 21 to July 22) your birth sign. This is a mildly accident-prone day, because For Thursday, March of the Full Moon. Any 8, 2012 kind of tension within you could cause you to be ARIES confused or distracted. (March 21 to April 19) Stay on the ball. Be The Full Moon today alert. might create stress with LEO your health and also (July 23 to Aug. 22) with your job. Be extra Disputes about money patient with co-workers, and possessions might customers and clients. come to a head today. Just get through this Someone might demand day. what you owe, or vice TAURUS versa; you might de(April 20 to May 20) mand that a debt be setParents must be extra tled. patient with children beVIRGO cause today’s Full Moon (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) makes them a bit frazThe Full Moon today zled. It can even make is the only Full Moon all your dog frazzled as year in your sign. This is well! why you might feel at GEMINI odds with partners and (May 21 to June 20) close friends. It’s hard to know LIBRA what to put first today: (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) your obligations to caEach Full Moon is difreer and your public life ferent, and the Full

Thinking of teaching high school DR. WALsubjects? — LACE: I am in Nameless, my first year at DeKalb, Ill. Northern IlliN A M E nois University. LESS: Female Although I students need haven’t firmly and deserve exdecided on my cellent role major, I’m kind models. Being of thinking of effective ’Tween an teaching high math or science 12 & 20 teacher will inschool science or Dr. Robert math. Why scideed encourage Wallace ence or math? many young Because I want women to follow a way to encourage more in your footsteps. girls to take these imYou are fortunate that portant subjects. I think you are a student at the main reason for girls’ NIU, which has one of lack of interest in math the best university eduand science is not their cation programs in the ability to learn, but the United States. Take adsexist messages they re- vantage of these supeceive from society that rior education offerings labels math and science and take your first step as “masculine” subjects. in reaching a wonderful Girls have been shut out profession — teaching. from math and science too long, and it’s time for DR. WALLACE: a change. Do you think What exactly is peer being a math or science pressure? Please don’t teacher would encourage give a clinical answer. — more girls to take these Aaron, Moncton,

New Brunswick. AARON: Teens spend a lot of time with friends their own age. When you are with these friends, you learn to interact with people outside of your family. Soon you could be doing what they do, saying what they say and wearing the same type of clothing they wear. You want to be just like they are. Peer pressure is a self-imposed pressure to be accepted as an equal by friends. That’s why it’s important to have friends who have positive attitudes. DR. WALLACE: I’m 16 and smoke a bag of pot a week. My parents drink about 15 martinis each per week. Who has the more serious problem? — Nameless, Nashua, N.H. NAMELESS: Alcohol abuse (yes, your parents are abusers) is the nation’s biggest drug prob-

lem. Marijuana is also a drug, but unlike alcohol, it is illegal. Both alcohol and marijuana can cause physical ailments and can cause the abuser to be accident-prone. Who has the more serious problem? All three of you have a serious problem, but since alcohol causes physical addiction and marijuana’s addiction is psychological, it will be easier for you to get your act together than it will be for your parents. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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Edison receives grant for entrepreneur boot camp PIQUA — The Business and Industry Center at Edison, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and The Entrepreneur Center in Dayton have partnered to present an intense weekend boot camp for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs, titled Entrepre“Growing neurs.” Area business people will present topics that are vital to the success of new business owners, such as what it takes to start a business, marketing, legal issues, finance, and leadership. The event is scheduled for April 20 from noon to 5 p.m. and April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Edison’s Piqua campus. The fee is $59 and includes lunch both days as well as materials that will be helpful for new entrepreneurs. The arrival of Dr. Cristobal Valdez as president last May signaled a new focus on entrepreneurship for Edison. Under his direction, Edison applied for and received a small grant from the Coleman Foundation, a private grantfoundation making based in Illinois. Information on their website states that their goal is

to “create change by supporting practical, financially sustainable, results-oriented initiatives” in the areas of entrepreneurship education, cancer research care and treatment, housing and education for the handicapped, and diverse educational programs. This purpose of this grant was to help colleges creatively engage with practicing entrepreneurs from their communities. “The primary mission of a community college is to serve its constituents and promote economic development. Increasing business entrepreneurship has proven to be a successful strategy for economic growth,” Dr. Valdez stated. “Edison is well positioned to provide the level of expertise necessary and is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs. We are confident that these joint efforts will increase entrepreneurship in our communities.” According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 43 percent of the private sector payroll and created 65 percent of the new jobs over the last 17 years. “People are begin-

ning to recognize the important role entrepreneurs play in our society,” stated Jim Hill, Incubation Business Manager of The Entrepreneurs Center. “Research has shown that one-third of our country’s GDP is now created by growing entrepreneurial companies that didn’t even exist 20 years ago.” Hill is excited about the opportunity to be involved in the boot camp. “It is a great time to join the entrepreneurial movement and the “Growing Entrepreneurs” Boot Camp is a way to get great started!” The format of a boot camp allows new entrepreneurs to receive information in several areas in a relatively short period of time. In addition, since the presenters will be local business people, the participants will have the chance to network and learn from successful people who can help them with their business. Following the boot camp, participants will continue to receive training from Edison’s SBDC and will form their own networking organization. The boot camp will

Company offers green cleaning supplies, healthy products TROY — Justin Kratzmeyer Environmental and Health Coaching has begun providing institutions and individuals with a wide range of green cleaning supplies, and natural health and wellness products, and providing related counseling and consultation about their advantages. Justin Kratzmeyer and his family have lived in Troy for several years, and he had a keen interest in nature, healthy living, and promoting the use of nontoxic products long before most people were aware of this option. “I’m working with institutions such as schools, churches, and hotels to provide effective cleaning supplies that are not only far better for the environment, but also are safe for children and adults,” he said. Kratzmeyer said these products include laundry detergents, surface cleaners, dishwashing detergents, supplements such as antioxidants and much more. “I use several national suppliers that have been in business for decades, and have perfected these products,” he said. With dozens of products to offer, Kratzmeyer pointed out that they are highly concentrated and very effective. Kratzmeyer also provides accurate information to clarify misconceptions about the green industry, such as that no green cleaners can


disinfect. “I provide a few different cleaners that do, and I think this would be valuable to a lot of people,” he said. As part of his service, Kratzmeyer is available to speak with groups about how the environment affects our health and what we can do about it. He also plans to participate in and help to sponsor various health fairs and other events, and has product samples for people to try. “The public is becoming more aware all the time about the importance of issues such as re-

cycling and the many other things we can do to help protect the environment,” Kratzmeyer said. “People also recognize the constant increase of health issues, allergies, and other chronic problems that might be related to environmental components such as chemicals and the processed food we eat. I look forward to helping people and businesses; I have found my niche, and this means a lot to me.” Servicing the entire Miami Valley, Kratzmeyer can be reached at (937) 559-6344, or

STOCK MARKET Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Alcoa Inc...............9.47 -0.40 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..39.15 -0.42 BP PLC ADR......46.23 -1.73 Citigroup ............32.12 -1.56 Emerson Elec. ....48.80 -0.76 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ........9.51 -0.48 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...15.99 -0.21 Honda Motor .....39.32 -1.08 Ill. Toolworks .....53.62 -1.74 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....38.47 -0.21 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase39.32 -1.08 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........24.05 -0.15 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................6.69 -0.27

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........43.73 -1.63 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.99.89 -0.05 Radio Shack .........6.83 -0.07 Sherwin-Wllms 103.10 +0.41 Sprint ...................2.39 -0.04 Thor Industries..30.84 -0.81 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.36.51 -0.45 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......28.37 -0.53 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......32.87 -0.43 Walmart Stores .58.96 -0.44 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.74 -0.14 YUM! Brands.....65.48 -0.88 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........36.81 -0.26 Fifth Third ........12.94 -0.38 Peoples Bank .......9.20 -0.05

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: +12,759 Change: -203.66 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott and DiAnne Karas, registered investment advisers.)

kick off with a lunch and speaker Wesley Gipe, the founder of Agil IT, an organization based in Troy that offers solutions in healthcare information technology. The lunch speaker for the second day of the boot camp will be Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, an and energy-efficiency conservation organization in Tipp City that specializes in helping schools and government agencies reduce energy usages and costs. Both speakers will share their personal experiences and insights as small business owners. Other presenters for the event will include Jim Hill and Patricia Newcomb of The Entrepreneur Center, Jerry Alexander from the SBDC, Kevin Behr and Audrey Gutman from Behr Design, John Deeds from Faulkner, Garmhousen, Keister, and Shenk, Sam Robinson from Murray, Wells, Wendlen, and Robinson, and Peggy Wiggins, Edison Community College. Valdez stated that he truly believes this venture is the first step of many in serving entrepreneurs and promoting their growth and development. “Edison will continue to serve its communities and strengthen its efforts to promote economic development, eventually increasing the offerings and services to entrepreneurs. We invite and encourage anyone who has experienced entrepreneurial success or has ideas about how we can promote entrepreneurship to join Edison in our efforts.” Registration can be completed online at ning or by calling Helen Willcox at (937) 7787816 or emailing

Pizza, video partnership planned Marco’s Pizza and Family Video announced Monday in Toledo they plan to partner toward placing Marco’s shops in the movie rental chain’s stores. “This partnership is a perfect fit for both of us,” said Marco’s CEO Jack Butorac. “When someone goes to a pizza shop it is often a take-home activity. Now, consumers will have the option of placing their order and browsing videos. We’ve essentially simplified the pleasure of picking up a pizza and movie for a night in.” “I think it’s going to be a really popular business model that saves a whole trip for the customer,” Family Video president Keith Hoogland said. Sidney has a Marco’s Pizza and Family Video store, both located on

Wapakoneta Avenue. Kathy Manager Schulze at Family Video said Monday, “We’re hoping to have such a partnership in Sidney. Marco’s is already close to us and it would be great.” At Marco’s, Joe Sarabia, a co-manager, said staff has heard rumors of such a move, but wonder if Sidney, as a relatively small town, would qualify for the planned program. The Toledo announcement also said Family Video is working with a system that allows customers to reserve movies online they wish to pick up in the store. The two companies envision developing that into a system that would allow someone to order both a pizza and a movie and have them delivered together.

Retirement plan seminar offered Edward Jones Financial Adviser DiAnne L. Karas of Sidney will host a free 60-minute educational seminar titled “Roll It, Take It, Leave It, Move It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options.” The seminar will be held March 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St. During the seminar, participants will learn more about: • The five most common distribution options• How to avoid having the IRS withhold

20 percent of your retirement distribution • Special considerations if you own employer stock • Factoring taxes, penalties and investment options into one’s decision • How to handle 401(k), pension or other employer sponsored retirement plan when leaving a job is one of the most important financial decisions one can make. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Heather Dyer at 4970135.

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Board accepts Gooding’s resignation BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER The Sidney City School Board of Education approved the resignation of Sidney High School principal Gene Gooding Monday night. Gooding’s resignation is effective Friday. Gooding, who is leaving the education field completely said he and a business partner recently purchased a summer camp in PennGooding sylvania. “I wouldn’t have left Sidney City Schools for any other school,” said Gooding. “I love it here and the staff and students are great. I’m really going to miss working here because the school district is heading in a great direction.” Gooding served as the principal of Sidney High School for three years. During his time with the district, Gooding also served as principal of Sidney Middle School for two years from 2005 to 2007. Superintendent John Scheu spoke before the board voted on Gooding’s resignation. “Gene Gooding is not only a top notch administrator he’s also one of the most effective leaders,” said

Scheu. “I certainly wish Gene the best of luck in what he does.” With Gooding’s resignation, the board hired Jerry Harmon on an as needed per diem basis as Interim high school principal. He will begin on Monday at a rate of $383.55 per day for the remainder of the 2011-12 contract year. Harmon had previously served as Interim superintendent of Sidney City Schools in 2011. Harmon was a former principal at Parkwood Elementary School. The board heard from Scheu about a China Summer Exchange Trip. According to Scheu the exchange is an agreement signed between Sidney City Schools, the Shelby County Educational Service Center and a high school in Japan. “This is something that has been in the works for sometime,” said Scheu. “The cost is just under $8,000 and will be borne by the individuals themselves.” The board then voted and approved the China Exchange Initiative program. Sidney High School Academia Team coach/adviser Brett Bickel spoke to the board about the success of the Academia Team. The Academia Team finished their season with a record of 16-1. They qualified again this year for the National Champi-

onship which will be held in St. Louis in June 7 to 10. “We’ve got so many good kids and it makes my job as adviser/coach really easy,” said Bickel. “It’s about 48 teams and it’s really good competition and we’re really excited to go. Hopefully we’ll have a good showing. It’ll be four seniors who will get to go.” The board approved the two-day trip for the Academia Team. Bickel also spoke about a two week trip for the AP European History trip which is planned for the summer of 2013. The board did not take any action on the trip and will wait on more information. The board was also treated to a performance by Emerson Elementary students. The month of March is “Music in Our Schools” month. Fourth-grade students had been playing the recorders for four months and 14 students volunteered to perform at the start of the meeting on Monday. The students played three songs for the board and the families who were there to support the students. The board also took the following action during the meeting: • Accepted a donation of $2,000 from an anonymous donor to enrich the educational opportunities for the

students of Whittier Elementary School. • Accepted a donation of architectural services for various projects from Freytag & Associates Inc. during 2010 and 2011 with a value of $1,350.10. • Accepted the resignations of Darla Kreitzer, elementary physical education teacher, effective May 31, and Vickie Peltier, elementary teacher, effective June 1. • Accepted the resignation of Jennifer Wiford from the supplemental position of head cheer coach effective at the end of 2011-12 school year. • Employed Nicholle Marchus and Jennifer Davis on one-year limited, as-needed contracts as substitute teachers at $87.53 per day. • Rescinded the supplemental contract of Wes Branscum as freshman baseball coach due to lack of participants and approved him as a volunteer baseball coach. • Approved an overnight trip for one student and teacher to attend the 2012 Ohio DECA Career Conference in Columbus leaving March 16 and returning March 17 per the attached proposal. The student’s parent will also attend. The next board meeting will be held March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education building.

Bureau BOE learns about Eagle Scout project updating guide Those which are not Race to the Top schools have the opportunity to use OTES as a resource. OTES states that effective teachers are defined as understanding student learning and development, respecting student diversity, knowing the content of the material they teach, using effective instruction with students, creating an environment where students can learn and communicating with students, parents and teachers. The board approved a donation to Fairlawn Local Schools of $100 from Kieth and Wendy Monnier. The board approved a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the Shelby County Auditor. The board approved a resolution disposing of balances relating to the local share on the co-funded Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) project funds as required by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 3318.12. The OSFC funds were used to build the current Fairlawn K-12 building. After the building was completed,

will be the remaining state pensation of personnel. Education The next meeting of Thursday at 6:30 p.m. funds were returned to the OSFC. No local the Fairlawn Board of in Room 123. funds were sent to the state. The board approved the employment of subTax Preparation Service (over 20 years experience) stitute teachers during EZ $40, Short $70, Long $90 per hour their meeting for the • Choose no out of pocket costs...ask your preparer • 2011-12 school year. The teachers will be Hours 9-9 M-F, Sat 9-5 • Walk-ins welcome paid at a rate of $80 per day. They include Katie 937-778-0436 • 523 N. Main St., Piqua Drees, Melissa Randall Hostetler, Johnson, Lindsay Jones and Nicholle Marchus. The board accepted the resignation of Patricia Fugate as a bus driver More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue and custodian effective Phlebitis Pain Jan. 1. Fugate retired Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots from the school system. Ankle Sores Burning/Tingling The board approved /Ulcers Swelling/Throbbing a one year, limited servBleeding Tender Veins ice contract for Mindy If you have any of the above, Hughes to serve as a there are effective treatment options, covered by insurances. junior high school volleyball coach for sevMidwest Dermatology, enth grade for the Laser & Vein Clinic 2012-13 school year at a Springboro, OH Tel: 937-619-0222 rate of $1,833.24. Troy, OH Tel: 937-335-2075 The board met in exCall Today For A Visit With a Vein Specialist ecutive session to discuss Physician. No Referral Needed 2260318 the employment or com-


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In his February director’s report, Jeff Raible shares the Sidney Visitors Bureau and Farmers Market are partnering to increase viewership of the bureau’s Facebook page by sponsoring a contest. Those who “like” and “share” the bureau on Facebook will be entered for a chance to win one of three Farmer’s Market Gift Certificates. Winners will be announced May 23 at noon on Facebook. The bureau is continuing to work on the delayout, and sign, production of a new Sidney Visitor’s Guide. It is the first complete redesign of the guide since 2002. Delivery of final brochures is expected in March. Raible oversaw the development of an improved website for Ohio’s Historic West highlighting regional travel information about events, activities and accommodations that include Sidney and Shelby County. Historic West is comprised of convention and visitor’s bureaus from Van West, Auglaize, Mercer, Logan, Champaign, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. The bureau also met with an organizer of a County Classic Jackpot Pig Show scheduled June 23 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The juried show is coming to this area for the first time this summer and will hopefully return in future years. Proceeds from the show will help fund a future restroom and shower facility at the fairgrounds. Up to 100 families from Ohio and surrounding areas are expected to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded. Information on Sidney’s Vandemark Farm has been listed on the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism’s website: Sidney bureau’s website: received 1,299 visits in January and 1,395 Facebook views.

The Fairlawn Board of Education heard about an Eagle Scout project, heard reports from principals and approved a donation during their recent meeting. The board heard a report from Zach Garrett about his Eagle Scout project during the meeting. Zach is building a new shelter house by the track at Fairlawn. He is an eighth grader and is the son of Ed and Kris Garrett. The board heard reports from Fairlawn Principals Jo DeMotte and Eric Barr regarding the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and walk (OTES) through evaluations. The OTES helps teachers in their professional growth and identifies areas for future growth in addition to helping the teacher identify resources and opportunities for improving skills and helping the teacher increase student learning and development. Teachers will work with evaluators and conferences will be held to help teachers in the evaluation process. OTES is a response to House Bill 153, which requires teacher evaluations. Race to the Top school districts are required to evaluate teachers annually.

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Council briefed on disaster, emergency meetings BY TOM BARNETT Law Director Jeff Amick led a discussion of protocol for council meetings in the event of a disaster or emergency during Sidney City Council’s March work session Monday night. Questions addressed during the discussion included: * In a disaster, may a public meeting of council be conducted at a location other than city hall? Amick told council designated alternate meeting sites are not required to be located within the city — only within the state of Ohio. * May public participation mandated by Ohio’s Open Meetings (Sunshine) Law be suspended during such emergencies? “Exigent/emergency circumstances do not, alone, constitute a justifiable reason to conduct meetings of council in a way which violates open meeting laws,” Amick told council. * May a city council member participate in a public meeting by means other than personal attendance? “It is my opinion, and you are so-advised, that council members’ attendance at council meetings, even during

Council seeks applications Sidney City Council will be accepting applications from registered electors who wish to be considered to serve an unexpired at-large council member term on council. The term of office runs through Nov. 30, 2015. Section 2-8 of Sidney’s city charter specifies when a vacancy occurs on council the remaining members of council shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. Interested persons can obtain an application for the vacancy by contacting the city clerk’s office at 498-8143. Completed applications need to be returned to City Clerk, 201 W. Poplar St., Sidney, OH 45365, no later than April 9. Council will review applications and all applicants will be invited to appear before council at its April 23 meeting to offer a two minute comment on their qualifications and interest in serving. The city hopes to make an appointment to the vacant council seat at the May 15 regular council meeting. The council seat became vacant when Jeffrey Hewitt announced he was resigning effective Feb. 21. Hewitt took office on Dec. 1, 2011. periods of emergency, must be in person and not by way of electronic/telephone means,” Amick said. In summary, the law director told council: “Even in times of emergency, requirements of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws must be strictly adhered to. Advance planning, however, can be under-

taken to establish one or more alternative meeting sites, in the event disaster prevents use of city hall to conduct business for city residents.” City Surveyor Randy Magoto and Public Works Director Chris Clark reviewed several Ohio 47 traffic safety improvements the Ohio Department of

Transportation has proposed, including replacement of seven traffic signals in the downtown area in 2012. ODOT will fund 80 percent of the $139,750 project. To improve traffic safety at the Walmart Plaza main entrance, ODOT has advised a new traffic signal and modification of drive entrances at Walmart, Aldi’s and Cazazadores are warranted to allow better traffic flow in the city’s highest traffic accident area. Magoto told council the project would be eligible for a 90 percent grant with 10 percent local match. Staff is seeking a proposal from Choice One Engineering to prepare an application for the grant. Clark said Monday night’s presentation was a precursor to staff ’s meetings with property/business owners. Council directed staff to move forward with the project. Mayor Mike Barhorst expressed concern for the cost of the project at a time many city streets

need repaving. The Public Works director also discussed a street lighting assessment resolution to be introduced at council’s March 12 legislative meeting decreasing assessment rates over the next several years. The proposed 2012 assessment, to be collected in 2013, is $0.310 per frontal foot for standard lighting and $0.727 frontal foot for decorative lighting. Magato and Clark also updated council on the Wapakoneta Avenue reconstruction project and other ODOT projects. Phase One of the Wapakoneta reconstruction has been completed with only yard restorations and road striping to be completed this spring. Design for Phase Two, from Parkwood Street to Russell Road, is being reviewed by ODOT with right of way acquisition to follow. The schedule calls for bid advertising next February with construction for a period of eight months. It will be funded with

an approved ODOT Small Cities $1.561 million grant a $200,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant, also approved; and $75,000 from Shelby County, for a total of $1.96 million. Future ODOT projects include the previously mentioned downtown traffic signal improvements, Interstate 75 spot repairs, and urban and nonurban paving in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and replacement of the Tawawa Creek bridge. Raising of the State Route 29 bridge over Interstate 75 is planned in 2015 and Port Jefferson Road reconstruction, from Russell Road to Wells Street, is a 20152016 application. In 2016, ODOT will contribute $878,240 toward replacement of the Michigan Street bridge over the CSX railroad in Sidney. Council also reviewed agenda items for its March 12 legislative meeting and the March 19 meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission.

March named Red Cross Month Shelby County Commissioners Tuesday morning presented a proclamation designating March American Red Cross Month to Merrill Asher, local chapter chairman. National Inspection Corporation representative John Bull presented

his annual Shelby County report to commissioners and the board appropriated first half ditch settlements totaling $171,769.24. The ditch funds are provided from taxes by the county auditor’s office.

Board sponsors retreat Rec meeting canceled Monday afternoon’s scheduled meeting of the Sidney Recreation Board was canceled for lack of a quorum. The meeting will not be rescheduled. The board’s next regular meeting will be April 2 at 4:15 p.m.

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County Republicans back Santorum for president BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN In Tuesday’s primary election, voters in Shelby County narrowly favored Rick Santorum over Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate for president. Newt Gingrich came in third and Ron Paul, a very distant fourth. In the Shelby County race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Josh Mandel handily won over four other candidates. Of the 32,254 registered voters in Shelby County, 8,397 of them voted in the primary. Democrat ballots cast numbered 1,148. The number of Republican ballots cast was 7,221. There were two Green Party ballots, eight Libertarian Party ballots and 18 nonpartisan ballots cast. When area citizens got their Republican ballots Tuesday, they were asked to vote twice for president.

That’s because they were actually electing delegates to the Republican National Convention. The convention delegates will cast votes at the convention in support of the various candidates. Ohio voters selected delegates-at-large as well as delegates to represent the district in which they live. In Shelby County there was a presidential race on the ballot for at-large delegates and another for district delegates. The numbers of votes for each candidate were different in each race, but the overall rankings were the same. In the at-large race, 7,118 people voted for presidential delegates to support their candidate choices as follows: For Santorum, 2,837, which was 39.86 percent of the vote; for Romney, 2,271, or 31.91 percent; for Gingrich, 1,392, or 19.56 percent; for Paul, 527, or 7.40 percent; for Rick Perry, 51 or .7 percent; for Jon Huntsman, 40 or .6 percent. Perry and Huntsman had

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ended their campaigns prior to the primary election. In the district race the numbers were as follows: Total votes: 7,083; for Santorum, 2,765 or 39.04 percent; for Romney, 2,181 or 30.79 percent; for Gingrich, 1,450 or 20.47 percent; for Paul, 558 or 7.87 percent; for Perry, 75 or 1.06 percent; and Huntsman, 54 or .8 percent. Democrat voters cast 837 votes for President Barack Obama and 949 votes for Sherrod Brown as their U.S. Senate candidate. Both men were unopposed. The tally of votes for the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate are as follows: Total votes cast: 5,641. For Mandel, 3,184 or 56.44 percent; for Donna K. Glisman, 1,000 or 17.73 percent; for Michael L. Pryce, 667 or 11.82 percent; for Eric Lamont Gregory, 419 or 7.43 percent; for David W. Dodt, 339 or 6 percent. Various write-in candidates took 32 votes in the race.

New Bremen voters say no to bond issue for new school BY JENNIFER meeting and come up BUMGARNER with a plan that the munity does support.” Basinger expressed his WAPAKONETA — appreciation for commitVoters in the New Bre- tee co-chairs Kathi and men School District Doug Hall, and treasurer turned down a bond issue Robert Parker. He stated and tax levy for school the board would work toconstruction in the pri- gether to come up with a mary election Tuesday. solution in the short term There were 616 votes, before working on long or 39.99 percent, for the term issues. If it would issue and 928 votes, or have passed, the project 60.01 percent, in opposi- would have been partion. The bond issue and tially funded by the Ohio levy would have financed School Facilities Commisconstruction of an ele- sion. School officials have mentary school on the said the local share of the west side of the high new building would have school. been 7.3 mills. The OSFC “Obviously we’re dis- required a 1-mill mainteappointed in the results,” nance levy and the total said superintendent 7.55 mills would have John Basinger. “We’re cost a resident with a looking to come up with a $100,000 home about different plan and we’ll $231.22 a year. start that process at the In countywide races, next board of education only one county official is

expected to face competition in the November election. Auglaize County Recorder Christina Lambert, a Republican, and Anne Hamilton, a Democrat from New Bremen, will appear on the ballot for their respective parties. No county officeholders faced competition in the primary and Sheriff Allen Solomon will be the only other Democrat on the ballot for countywide office. Auglaize County residents also voted for statewide races. Republican Josh Mandel for U.S. Senator received a total of 3,137 votes or 57.23 percent of the vote and Democrat Sherrod Brown received 677 votes from Auglaize County. In the 12th District State Senate race, Re-

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publican Keith Faber received 3,284 votes and Libertarian Paul D. Hinds received two votes. For the 4th District U.S. Representative race, Republican Jim Jordan received 6,010 votes and Democrat Jim Slone received 617 votes. In the race for state Representative for the 84th District, Republican Jim Buchy received 3,101 votes and Democrat Ronald L. Hammons received 350 votes.

BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER Tuesday’s primary election set the ballot for the November General Election in Shelby County. Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer will not be on the ballot as Timothy S. Sell won the Republican nomination. Republican Robert “Froggy” Guillozet of Sidney is assured of a seat on the Shelby County Commission after defeating Terry Pellman of Sidney Tuesday, and is now unopposed for the office. He will replace Jack Toomey who is retiring. The complete line-up for the November ballot follows: Common Pleas Court Judge James F. Stevenson — Republican County Commissioner — Jan. 2 term Anthony J. Bornhorst — Republican Jimmy F. Yost - Democrat County Commissioner — Jan. 3 term Robert A. Guillozet — Republican County Prosecutor Timothy S. Sell — Republican Thomas W. Kerrigan II — Independent Clerk of Courts Michele Mumford — Republican Sheriff Scott Evans — Democrat John R. Lenhart — Republican Recorder Jodi L. Siegel — Democrat Treasurer Linda S. Meininger — Democrat Engineer Robert B. Geuy — Democrat Coroner A. David McDonald — Republican U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown — Democrat Josh Mandel — Republican U.S. Representative, 4th District Jim Slone — Democrat Jim Jordan — Republican Chris Kalla — Libertarian State Senator, 12th District Keith Faber — Republican Paul D. Hinds — Libertarian State Representative, 84th District Jim Buchy — Republican Ronald L. Hammons - Democrat State Representative, 85th District Robert Ewing Stahler — Democrat John Adams — Republican

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Voters approve new hall, fire levy Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot issue to build a new township hall in Perry Township and narrowly passed a tax levy in Washington Township for fire protection during Tuesday’s Primary Election. The Perry Township issue was a fairly easy one, as it was not asking for any taxpayer money, just permission. Of 184 ballots cast, 134 voters (74.86 percent) supported the issue, while 45 (25.14 percent) voted against it, and five did not vote on the issue. Money for the building had reportedly been bequeathed to the township, but voter approval was still necessary. Washington Township’s levy was not so secure but managed to score a victory, with 153 (51.86 percent) of the 317 ballots cast supporting the levy and 142 (48.14 percent) voting no. There were 22 nonvoting ballots cast on the issue. Washington Township’s 2.0-mill fire levy will pay for: • Daily operational costs, including fuel, insurance, utilities and maintenance expenses • Training of members, including direct

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Moore, et al., v. Menard, Inc., JAMS: 11 160 02063 10 MENARD CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE TO: All African-American managerial employees employed in a Menards store as Asst. Dept. Manager or above from January 1, 2004 until August 3, 2011. Three former Menards managerial employees claim that Menards discriminated against them and other similarly situated Menards employees in violation of Title VII by delaying their promotions and/or failing to promote them into managerial positions of Asst. Dept. Manager and above because of race. Menards has agreed to a proposed Settlement without any admission of wrongdoing. The Settlement has been preliminarily approved by Arbitrator Deborah Haude. If you worked in a management position at a Menards store between January 1, 2004, and August 3, 2011, you may be entitled to receive money. For a complete copy of the Settlement Agreement, please contact Jeffrey L. Taren, of Kinoy, Taren & Geraghty P.C., at 312-663-5210 or visit their website at SETTLMENT TERMS The parties have agreed to settle for a total of $651,667.00 a portion of which may be payable to Class Members who timely file completed Claim Forms. Menards will be paying costs and the Claimants’ attorneys’ fees of $363,333.00. Menards has made substantial changes to its promotion and non-discrimination policies to ensure race is not a factor with regard to promotion. WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? File a Claim Form by April 23, 2012: To be eligible to receive a portion of the settlement benefit, you must sign and mail (or deliver by hand) a Claim Form by April 23, 2012. If you don’t file a Claim Form by April 23, 2012, you will receive nothing. If you haven’t received a Claim Form, you should contact the M.C.C. at P.O. Box 538, Eau Claire Wisconsin 54703. Choosing Not to Join the Settlement Class: If you don’t want to settle and want to pursue your own lawsuit, you must opt out of the Settlement by April 9, 2012. If you don’t opt out, you will be bound by the terms of this Settlement, regardless of whether you make a claim, file a Claim Form, or receive settlement benefits. To opt out, you must sign, date and return the OPT-OUT form no later than April 9, 2012. If you don’t have an Opt Out Form, contact the Class Administrator at P.O. Box 538, Eau Claire Wisconsin 54703. Objecting to the Settlement: You may object to the proposed Settlement. Written objections must be postmarked by April 9, 2012 and sent to: Jeffrey L. Taren, Kinoy, Taren & Geraghty P.C. 224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60604 and Michael Modl, 2 East Mifflin, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703. HEARING REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT. On June 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., Arbitrator Haude will hold a hearing on whether the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and should be approved. Any person who wishes to attend the Fairness Hearing must notify Class Counsel at the address shown on or before April 9, 2012. To be heard, you must first have timely served an objection. The hearing will be held at JAMS, 71 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 3090, Chicago, IL 60606. Any changes in the time, date and location will be posted on the Kinoy, Taren & Geraghty P.C. website at 2258166

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100 Years March 7, 1912 The Sidney baseball team has leased the field belonging to Charles just west of the Sunday Monday Today Tonight Thursday Friday Saturday LOCAL OUTLOOK Timeus Timeus home opposite Tawawa Lake and will use it for a baseball grounds the coming season. The diamond was Partly Partly Showers Mostly Mostly Mostly Mostly marked off yesterday and cloudy cloudy likely, clear sunny cloudy, cloudy the work of placing the and with 20% chance of High: 48° High: 55° 30% with 30% Look for lots of blue skies in readiness for grounds breezy chance of rain is chance of chance of Low: 28° Low: 42° as high pressure with showers 70% showers showers, the opening game will slides eastwinds 15 Low: 52° High: 55° High: 60° t-storms begin at once. w a r d . to 25 mph High: 60° Low: 32° Low: 45° ——— Winds will High: 62° Low: 45° Instead of running in pick up to r e a l l y its usual channel above boost our Lockington, the Miami temperaRiver is now flowing over t u r e s the site of the big celery t o d ay. farm about a mile north Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset Look for highs on today to be of that village. The High Friday............................58 Friday .................................0.77 Wednesday’s sunset..6:35 p.m. in the lower 60's! change of route of the Low Friday.............................34 Saturday.............................0.01 Thursday’s sunrise.....6:59 a.m. water is due to an accuHigh Saturday .......................36 Sunday..............................trace Thursday’s sunset......6:37 p.m. mulation of thick ice. Low Saturday........................26 Monday .............................trace Large cakes of ice reHigh Sunday .........................33 Month to date.....................0.78 leased by the recent thaw Low Sunday ..........................26 Year to date........................5.45 have washed downHigh Monday.........................33 and are being stream Low Monday..........................24 held by the bridge. It is Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for now about two miles in Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high length and about a mile temperatures, go to in width. It is said the famous celery farm has been completely ruined National forecast for the cultivation of celCity/Region Forecast highs for Wednesday, March 7 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy ery, by the ice plowing off High | Low temps Forecast for Wednesday, March 7 the soft earth on the surMICH. face.

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Implications of PSA increase DR. DEAR indicate a posiDONOHUE: Of tive test result — interest to all that is, at what men are PSA level the test numbers. I am truly indicates 90, and my numcancer. Many set ber went from 4.6 four as that numto 5.1 in three ber. However, months. My doclower numbers tor insists I see a To your are more meanurologist. I have ingful at younger good no symptoms of ages and higher prostate trouble, health numbers at older and this really Dr. Paul G. ages. In fact, has me upset. I many would stop Donohue am at a breaking testing for PSA in point. — H.L. a man who’s 90 years ANSWER: PSA, old. prostate specific antigen, Let me give you some is a blood test for the de- more numbers and infortection of prostate can- mation that will only add cer. Experts argue about to your grief. what value to choose to If the PSA test in-

creases by 0.75 in one year, that’s a significant increase that would trigger some doctors to ask for more testing. If the original PSA was 4, then an increase of 0.35 in one year would do the same. All of this testing is contested at the present moment. You are 90. Many feel that this age is too old to demand that a man submit to more testing, like a biopsy. Others feel that if a man of 90 is in good health, that man should be offered further investigation. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn’t hesitate to hear what a urologist had to say. I might, how-

ever, decline to seek more testing and the prospects of an operation. In truth, since I am not that age, I’m not positive how I would react. The booklet on prostate cancer and prostate enlargement gives further information on these conditions. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 1001, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6. Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

March 7, 1937 The Rev. Victor C. Stechschulte, Xavier University seismologist, today announced from his survey through the territory, earthquake that he believes the area about Anna is “one of the most likely spots” in the United States where earthquakes might occur. Recalling that two similar shocks in 1929 and 1931 had apparent centers near Anna, Father Stechschulte said his trip this week confirmed an earlier estimate that the actual epicenter of the disturbance was in or near the village of Anna. ——— “Sidney day” is to be presented over radio station WHIO at Dayton on March 14, from 2 to 2:30 p.m., according to arrangements completed recently by the Sidney Daily News with station manager J.L. Reinsch, and program director Lester Spencer. For Sidney Day the program has been completed and will be placed in rehearsal on Monday evening in the high school auditorium and the general public is invited to come and see the program being timed and worked up for the presentation.

50 Years March 7, 1962 Luck failed Mrs. Olive P. Darst, R.R. 1, Minster. She was selected Tuesday as the weekly winner of the Sidney Lucky Barrel, but hadn’t registered at Steinle’s drug store. Her loss: $100. ——— OXFORD — Thirteen students in Sidney and the area were among those on the Miami University Dean’s List for the past semester. Nancy They are: Allen, 511 Carey St., William Thomas Amos III, Magnolia Dr., Nancy Lee Brelsford, 808 ChestAve., Charles nut Michael Downey, 522 North West Ave., Barbara Jane Ferguson, 1000 Norwood Dr., Kathleen Louise Geib, 1031 North Main Ave., Linda Lou Moon, 129 Piper St., and Connie Marie Wick, 1356 Wapakoneta Road, Sidney; Jeanne Kay Hahn, Quincy; Virginia D. Sneary, Versailles; Mahlon Bruce Gilbert, Lock Two Road, and Ronald Paul Wiedeman, R.R. 1, New Bremen, and John Mark Lowenberg, New Knoxville.

25 Years March 7, 1987 Many people in Anna remember where they were 50 years ago today. The little village shook during a significant earthquake. It was the strongest in county history. Many buildings were damaged, including the school. Thanks to the foresight of school board president Dr. D.R. Millette, Anna had an insurance policy to cover its school building losses. ——— There will be a new organization at Sidney high School. Counselor Keith Krautwater stated that 15 people attended a meeting to organize a local chapter of the “Project No” movement. The meeting was sponsored by SADD (Students against Drunk Drivers). The Sidney Rotary Club donated $400 to start the group.

Forgiveness can bring love into world of uncertainty DEAR ABBY: This poem is Several years ago part of a collection you printed a of letters, poems poem about forand essays that giveness in your are collected in column. It demy booklet “Keepscribed very well ers” because so the benefits of the many Dear Abby practice, and it readers had was accompanied clipped them and Dear by a sort of “forcontinue to reAbby giveness schedquest that they be Abigail ule” for every day reprinted. Here is Van Buren the poem you of the week. I clipped the have requested: column and saved it, but DECIDE TO FORGIVE over time I seem to have Decide to forgive lost it. Could you please For resentment is negrun this piece again? — ative DANIELA IN TORONTO Resentment is poisonDEAR DANIELA: I’m ous glad to oblige. The poem Resentment diminyou have requested, “De- ishes and devours the cide to Forgive,” was writ- self. ten by the late Robert Be the first to forgive, Muller, former assistant To smile and to take secretary-general of the the first step United Nations. Now, And you will see happiwith so much turmoil ness bloom going on in the nation and On the face of your in the world, its senti- human brother or sister. ments are particularly Be always the first relevant. Do not wait for others

to forgive For by forgiving You become the master of fate The fashioner of life A doer of miracles. To forgive is the highest, Most beautiful form of love. In return you will receive Untold peace and happiness. And here is the program for achieving a truly forgiving heart: SUNDAY: Forgive yourself. MONDAY: Forgive your family. TUESDAY: Forgive your friends and associates. WEDNESDAY: Forgive across economic lines within your own nation. THURSDAY: Forgive across cultural lines within your own nation. FRIDAY: Forgive across political lines within your own nation.

SATURDAY: Forgive other nations. Only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never forgives. It is not in his nature. Since I cannot reprint the continual avalanche of requests I receive for reprints, for those who desire them, my “Keepers” booklet 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. Many people have told me it makes a welcome gift for newlyweds, new parents, animal lovers, those who are grieving, and anyone who is recovering from an illness because it’s a quick and easy read, and filled with wisdom and humor on a wide variety of topics.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Democrat has introduced a resolution in Alabama’s House that apparently mocks Republican job-creation efforts by joking that scientists will soon grow money on trees. The resolution by Rep. Daniel Boman also claims in jest that large class sizes are good for students seeking to “make more friends.” It also quips: “Alabama’s chil-

dren should be helping our economy by working and not by learning useless skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic that are completely unessential in today’s economy.” Republicans weren’t amused. House Rules Committee chairman Blaine Galliher said the resolution was “inappropriate and unprofessional” and “going nowhere.”


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Lady Rockets put 24-0 mark up against Badin BY KEN BARHORST

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS quarterback Peyton Manning calls out at the line of scrimmage during an AFC wild card game in the NFL football playoffs against the New York Jets in Indianapolis. The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end, according to a report. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend.

Manning-Colt era expected to end today INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference to announce the long-expected decision. Manning and team owner Jim Irsay are expected to attend, the network said. Colts spokesman Avis Roper said he could not confirm the decision — or that a news conference would be held Wednesday — because Irsay was out of town and could not be reached for comment. Neither Irsay nor Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, responded immediately to messages left by The Associated Press. Manning has said in the past that all he wanted to do was finish his career in a Colts uniform, but an injured neck forced him to miss all of the 2011 season. “I can’t tell you what an honor it is to go start-tofinish with the same organization here in Indianapolis. That is something I have always wanted to do as a rookie coming out,” Manning said after signing a five-year, $90 million contract in July. “Of course, you never know if that is possible, but after yesterday it is official that I will be an Indianapolis Colt for my entire career. I will not play for another team. My last down of football will be with the Colts, which means a great deal to me.” But things have changed since last summer. Now it looks like the NFL’s only fourtime MVP, and a former Super Bowl champion, won’t be wearing No. 18 for Indy. With a $28 million bonus payment due Thursday to Manning, his neck problems, and the fact that the Colts own the No. 1 pick in April’s draft, the Colts seem to have deemed it too risky — and too pricey — to keep the longtime franchise quarterback, who will turn 36 later this month. The twists and turns of a public debate between Manning and Irsay, who have been friends for more than a decade, created the sense the two had been fighting. Irsay twice issued statements to

deny a rift. Still, with the Colts in full rebuilding mode, Irsay has been expected by many to play for the future and let Manning try to chase a second Super Bowl ring somewhere else. The Colts are expected to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in April’s draft. Manning’s impending departure marks the end of a remarkably successful era that included the 2006 league title. He started every meaningful game for 13 seasons in Indy, 227 straight including the playoffs, and took the Colts from perennial also-ran to one of the NFL’s model franchises. In the two decades pre-dating his arrival, the Colts won 116 games, one division title and made the playoffs three times. With Manning taking snaps, the Colts have won 150 games, eight division titles, two AFC championships and the franchise’s first Super Bowl since moving from Baltimore in 1984. Indy broke the league record for most regular-season wins in a decade (115), tied Dallas’ league record for most consecutive playoff appearances (nine) and the success changed Indy from a basketball town to an NFL town. Manning is one of four players with more than 50,000 yards passing, one of three with more than 350 touchdown passes and one of two quarterbacks with more than 200 consecutive starts. The only non-active quarterback with a rating higher than Manning’s 94.9 is Hall of Famer Steve Young (96.8). He broke all of the franchise’s major career passing records, previously held by Hall of Fame quarterback John Unitas, and he may not be finished. In 2009, the star QB had the Colts on the cusp of history with a 14-0 start. It’s been mostly bad news ever since. The Colts pulled their starters against the New York Jets and lost the final two games that season. Indy then wound up losing to New Orleans in the Super Bowl. During the offseason, Manning had the first of his neck surgeries.

Anna coach Jack Billing said it several times while talking about his next game — “we played our worst game of the season Saturday.” But he added after the final time, “and we still won by 18.” In other words, despite struggling for the first time this season, the top-ranked and unbeaten Lady Rockets still show no signs of slowing as they march toward a second straight Division III state basketball championship. Anna led Fayetteville by just five points with six minutes remaining in the game Saturday in the district final before finally pulling away, and Billing wasn’t pleased with his team’s play. But there were some extenuating circumstances. For one thing, there were 55 fouls called in the game, so neither team got into any kind of flow. And Billing thought back to last season, when his team also had its share of struggles in the district finals. “We were flat last year at the district, too,” said Billing. “You have that layoff after the sectional, and we had a couble kids that didn’t have a lot of tournament experience. I think they’ll be ready (tonight). They just need to go out and play, and not think.” The Lady Rockets, 24-0, take on 19-5 Hamilton Badin in tonight’s first semifinal game at 6:15 at Springfield High School. The winner comes back Saturday at 1:30 to face the winner of the second game between Miami East and Middletown Madison for the right to move on to the state tournament. Badin was fortunate to make it to this round. The Lady Rams trailed by 11 in the final period before rallying to beat Madeira in overtime. Billing knows a lot about the Badin squad. He said he’s seen them play four or five times and also has a couple of films on the Lady Rams. “We actually filled out our brackets and had the four teams that are in the regional,” said Billing. “So that worked out good. Badin will face-guard us. They never guard the ball out of bounds, so we set up some press breaks. We don't think their

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ANNA’S MORGAN Huelskamp (left) battles her opposite number from Fayetteville in district final action Saturday. The topranked Lady Rockets open regional tournament play tonight. press will hurt us, but we have to finish at the other end.” He said 5-foot-10 Kara Gerbus will be strong inside. “She jumps as well as anybody we’ve been,” Billing said. “She won’t shoot it from more than 15 feet out.” Torey Stang is just a 5-1 sophomore, but Billing said she’s put up over 100 threepointers this season. “She likes to hide and shoot the three,” Billing said. “She’s not going to penetrate.” That’s left to point guard Abby Fritsch, who is a 5-8 senior. “She reminds me a little bit

of Courtney Reed (former Loramie point guard),” Billing said. “When she goes, they go. She’s the fire of the team. She’s a stocky girl who likes to penetrate, and she controls the offense. And I think she’s the team’s leading rebounder, too.” She will be put to the test against Anna’s relentless pressure defense, which has wilted teams all season long. Senior Ashley Frohne led the way Saturday, with a doubledouble of 15 points and 11 rebounds, to go with seven steals and four blocked shots. She is a force on the defensive end.

Raterman leads Lady Flyers to A-10 tournament crown lead evaporated, DayPHILADELPHIA ton found a way to gut (AP) —Dayton out a win against one mobbed each other, of the hottest teams hugged and danced in hoops. Long after all over the court. The the title was secured, ladder was brought the Flyers took turns out to clip the nets posing with their famand the Atlantic 10 ilies and the champi“conference championship trophy — a ons” sign was taped to first for Jabir in nine the backboard. seasons at Dayton. Coach Jim Jabir “This is huge,” walked in a daze. He Raterman said. “Ever would get to enjoy a since I got here, it’s selection show withbeen on our list of out the nerves of waitgoals as a program. ing to see “Dayton” We’ve been taking flash on TV. steps every single “It’s a good day to year for something be a Flyer,” Jabir said. like this. To finally Justine Raterman reach that, it’s not scored 13 points and even real yet.” Dayton rebounded Believe it, Dayton. after blowing a 22The Bonnies (29-3) point lead to beat No. AP Photo/Tom Mihalek had their 18-game 16 St. Bonaventure 56streak 53 on Monday to win VERSAILLES GRADUATE Justine Raterman winning the A-10 tournament erupts from the bench with joy after Dayton de- snapped and must championship and feated St. Bonaventure's 56-53 to win the At- wait for an at-large clinch a bid to the lantic 10 women’s college basketball bid for the program’s first spot in the NCAA NCAA tournament. tournament championship Monday. tournament. The Flyers (23-6) “Hopefully we’ve done dominated early and didn’t to the NCAA tournament trail until the final minutes. each of the last two seasons. enough to get in, but we eliminated the guarantee of that,” The Flyers, playing in their Not this year. Led by a senior class that Bonnies coach Jim Crowley second straight A-10 title game, earned at-large berths never got rattled even as the said.


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Sting 5K race April 7 The Sidney High School Athletic Boosters will again hold the “Sting� 5K race in Sidney’s Tawawa Park. The fourth annual race is set for April 7 at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30. The race is open to both runners and walkers, and all proceeds will benefit the boosters. The course will wind through Tawawa Park, with water stations and split times at two stations.

An overall award will be presented to the top male and female finishers, and medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Pre-registration is $15 and includes a Tshirt. Race-day registration is also $15, with $5 for T-shirts while supplies last. Runners may register online at The deadline for entering is March 30.

JC, FL selling tickets Schools are selling play in the regional tickets for upcoming semifinals Thursday at 8 cently. The 19-year-old competed in the ARCA boys and girls tourna- p.m. at Tipp City. ment basketball games. Tickets are available Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and finished second. Jackson Center at the high school and elJackson Center will ementary schools during play in the boys district regular school hours, championship Friday at and at Wagner’s IGA 9 p.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are on sale Tickets are $6 in adtoday until 4 p.m. in the vance and $8 at the door, main office and will also and the school keeps 15 be sold Thursday from 6- percent of the advance to-7 p.m. sales. He said that at the learning experience. There will also be a $2 Fort Loramie “You get to mingle start of the race he got Fort Loramie’s girls parking fee. nervous, but he said once with other drivers and the race started his but- you get to learn so much,� he said. “It’s aweterflies went away. “Once you get rolling some. It’s well worth it.� There are still openIUTIS One of Charlson’s and the race gets underThe IUTIS softball way, it goes away,� said sponsors is independent ings for players in all Charlson, who said AMSOIL dealer Elmer leagues of Sidney Ama- league held its first signwhen he is behind the Schaeffer. AMSOIL is teur Baseball after the up day and the next one wheel he is in his ele- the leader in synthetic sign-up session held on is set for March 17 from Saturday. noon to 3 p.m. at the ment and focused. “It lubricants. For more information, IUTIS clubhouse on WaSchaeffer first met seems like the race flies to www.league- pakoneta Avenue. by. At that speed, things Charlson about seven go Call 492-2620 for just happen so fast. On years ago when he was, or find league on Facebook. the more information. television it might look racing in the midget car like the cars are going series and the two talked slow, but you’re flying at a car show at the Piqua mall. Schaeffer out there.� The total time of the said he is glad he is a LIMA — Lima get information at race was one hour, 33 sponsor of Charlson. Shawnee High Schol will, “He is a really nice be hosting its annual or reserve their spot in minutes and 47 seconds. The Lucas Oil Slick kid,� Schaeffer said. “He Little Indians Hoopfest the tournament by conMist 200 featured the fu- is considerate and kind. on March 31. tacting Don Vogt at ture stars of racing and He is the perfect son you The event is for 4th, had a total of 43 other would want.� 5th and 6th grade boys m. Other area sponsors basketball teams, and drivers. The deadline for enBut Charlson said he include Aluma Alu- interested coaches can tering is March 23. is pleased with his fin- minum Trailers, AgriCorn Seed ishing position and Gold Heitkamp noted how just being at Company, the speedway and being Crop Insurance and TIPP CITY — Ging- from March 26 to May around all of the other Mid-American Properhamsburg Church in 14. drivers is always a great ties. Tipp City is now forming The league is for men a men’s basketball 18 and over. league. There is no cost to The first player’s play in the league. meeting will be March For more information, Kitzmiller and Leah Albers and Mitchell 15 at 8 p.m. at The Av- contact Tony Milenue, 6759 S. County tenberger at 937-667Niekamp of Minster, Stover. 1069, ext. 227, or email senior Mindy Hartings, Named to the special Road 25A in Tipp City. League play will be at tmiltenberger@gingsophomore Madison mention list were junior Chrisman and freshman Sam Prakel of Versailles, Mondays and Thursdays Carla Smith of Marion along with senior BranLocal, senior Chrissi don Meyer of New BreWisvari and freshman men. Stephanie Brandt of Named to the honorThe IUTIS Club is school and community New Bremen, and fresh- able mention list were sponsoring a scholarship service. men Caroline Prakel junior Cody Buehler of for high school senior The applications are and Hannah Wenig of Botkins, junior Alan boys who participated in available through the Versailles. Tebbe of New Bremen, the softball program for Community Foundation Bauer was also and senior Michael at least four years. website at www.commnamed to the all-area Wenig, juniors Ian The $500 scholarship Go to the reswim team along with Lawrence, Cole Poeppel- selection criteria in- ceive tab and select senior Doug Kremer of man and Sam Subler, cludes financial need, ac- Scholarships. New Bremen, and Ver- and sophomore Andrew ademic Forms must be comachievment, sailles sophomores Cole Kramer of Versailles. recommendations and pleted by March 22. Photo provided

DREW CHARLES of New Bremen walks with his father Andy at Daytona International Speedway re-

First race at Daytona a success for NB driver BY WILL SANDERS Ohio Community Media NEW BREMEN — Rookie ARCA series driver Drew Charlson found himself in one of racing’s holy lands, Daytona International Speedway, and secured a second place finish in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on Feb. 18. Ascending the from 33nd place and later to 13th in the race, which led up to the Daytona 500, Charlson, 19, of New Bremen, finished out the race in second place and was only bested by Bobby Gerhart, who is a two-time Daytona ARCA 200 champion racer. Considering it was Charlson’s first time racing at Daytona, he said he was elated to come in second place, but still wishes he could have finished first — but he knows he will have other chances.

Born in Kentucky and later moving to Ohio, Charlson first began racing with go-karts when he was six years old. From there, he said, that’s all he needed to develop not only a passion for racing, but also a desire to be the best driver he could be. He says he also loves how racing makes him feel and he has modeled much of his racing career after Jeff Gordon, hoping one day to become as good as his role model. “That’s my goal,� Charlson said. “I want to go through every step of racing and win at every level.� While he said he would have enjoyed getting first place, he said he is satisfied with getting second. “Going into Daytona, even though it was my first time, you always want to win,� Charlson said.

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Bauer named All-Lima Area diver of the year Logan Bauer of Botkins was named the Diver of the Year by the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association, which announced its AllLima Area Bauer selections for swimming and diving. Bauer was the Division II state diving champion after finishing runner-up last year.

Named to the girls swim team were senior Nicole Frantz, junior Bailey Marshal, sophomore Hannah Marshal and sophomore Amber Seibert of Versailles, and freshman Nikki Borgerding of Minster. Senior Abby Barlage of Versailles was named to the special mention list. Named to the honorable mention list were sophomore Rachelle Maurer of Botkins, junior Claire McGowan and sophomores Kara

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STATE’S MICHIGAN Draymond Green, left, and Branden Dawson celebrate following the team’s 69-55 win over Wisconsin. boards per game. Burke averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 assists for the Wolverines. Burke and the Wolverines found themselves in an unlikely position. They had to root for Ohio State to beat Michigan State so they could share the threeway title. “It was crazy,â€? Burke said. “We all flooded the hallways and were jumping up and down everywhere.â€? The coaches also honored Ohio State’s Aaron Craft as defensive player of the year, and D.J. Byrd of Purdue as sixth man of the year. • Find the complete All-Big Ten team in today’s “Scoreboard.â€?

Izzo says loss toughest of career EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was still hurting 18 hours after his team lost to Ohio State and had to settle for a Izzo share of the Big Ten title. Izzo said it was the “toughest loss I’ve ever gone through here,� in his 17 seasons as a head coach and didn’t back down from that statement after his weekly news conference. “When you have a 15point lead at home, you can’t lose that,� he said Monday. Michigan State seemed set up to win the conference title outright when it had a 24-9 lead midway through the first half against the Buckeyes. Then, standout freshman Branden Dawson injured his left knee to hurt the Spartans’ chances to hold on against Ohio State and perhaps to make a long run in the NCAA tournament later this month. William Buford shot a

rainbow from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting Ohio State to a 72-70 win that forced the Spartans to share the conference championship with the Buckeyes and rival Michigan. The eighth-ranked Spartans will be the topseeded team at the conference tournament in Indianapolis. They’ll play the winner of the IowaIllinois game on Friday without a key starter. Dawson, who tore a ligament in his left knee Sunday, will need surgery and about six months to recover. The 6foot-6, 220-pound forward ranks third on the team in scoring, second in rebounds and perhaps first in athletic ability. While Michigan State plays in the Big Ten tournament, Izzo will have chances to tinker with his lineup and rotation without Dawson, who played 20-plus minutes a game, before entering a 15th straight NCAA tournament. Michigan State might start senior Brandon Wood in place of Dawson and likely will count on a trio of freshman to play more meaningful minutes.

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CALENDAR High school High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball D-III Regional At Springfield 6:15 — Anna (24-0) vs. Hamilton Badin (19-5) —— THURSDAY D-IV Regional at Tipp City 6:15 — New Knoxville (21-3) vs. Tri-Village (23-1) 8:00 — Russia (14-9) vs. Fort Loramie (18-6) —— FRIDAY Boys basketball D-IV District finals At UD Arena 7:15 — Russia (14-8) vs. Lockland (18-6) 9:00 — Jackson Center (23-0) vs. Tri-Village (20-3) Winners to regional —— SATURDAY Girls basketball D-III Regional finals At Springfield 1:30 — Anna-Badin winner vs. Miami East-Madison winner D-IV Regional finals At Tipp City 7:30 — Fort Loramie-Russia winner vs. Tri Village-New Knoxville winner

367 19 16. St. Bonaventure . 29-2 17. OHIO STATE. . 25-6 349 14 18. Georgetown. . . 22-8 252 12 242 20 19. Louisville . . . . 22-9 228 24 20. Nebraska . . . . 24-8 21. Georgia . . . . . . 22-8 227 16 191 17 22. Texas A&M . . . 20-9 149 22 23. Gonzaga . . . . . 26-4 24. Rutgers . . . . . . 22-9 88 23 25. West Virginia . 23-7 85 — Others receiving votes: South Carolina 83, Princeton 67, Middle Tennessee 18, LSU 17, Florida Gulf Coast 13, DePaul 10, California 6, Arkansas 4, Dayton 1, Fresno St. 1.

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All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team Coaches First team: Draymond Green, Michigan State; John Shurna, Northwestern; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; Robbie Hummel, Purdue; Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Second team: Cody Zeller, Indiana; Trey Burke, Michigan; William Buford, Ohio State; Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State; Tim Frazier, Penn State Third team: Brandon Paul, Illinois; Matt Gatens, Iowa; Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Drew Crawford, Northwestern Honorable mention: Meyers Leonard, Illinois; Christian Watford, Indiana; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Lewis Jackson, Purdue; Jared Berggren, Wisconsin; Ryan Evans, Wisconsin Player of the year: Green ASKETBALL Defensive player of the year: Craft Top 25 Freshman of the year: Zeller Coach of the year: Tom Izzo, The Top Twenty Five Michigan State The Associated Press MEDIA The top 25 teams in The AssociFirst team: Green, Shurna, ated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parenthe- Sullinger, Frazier, Hummel Second team: Zeller, Gatens, ses, records through March 4, total points based on 25 points for a first- Burke, Buford, Taylor, Wisconsin Third team: Hardaway Jr., Applace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous rank- pling, Crawford, Craft, Thomas Honorable mention: Leonard; ing: Record Pts Prv Paul; Jordan Hulls, Indiana; Victor 1. Kentucky (63) . . 30-1 1,623 1 Oladipo, Indiana; Watford; Aaron 2. Syracuse (2) . . . 30-1 1,561 2 White, Iowa; Zack Novak, Michigan 3. Kansas . . . . . . . 26-5 1,482 3 Branden Dawson, Michigan State; 4. North Carolina . 27-4 1,442 6 D.J. Byrd, Purdue; Jackson; 5. Missouri . . . . . . 27-4 1,343 7 Berggren; Evans Freshman of the year: Burke 6. Duke . . . . . . . . . 26-5 1,262 4 Coach of the year: Izzo 7. OHIO STATE . 25-6 1,251 10 8. Michigan St. . . . 24-7 1,149 5 Big Ten tourney 9. Marquette . . . . . 25-6 1,087 8 Big Ten Conference 10. Michigan . . . . . 23-8 945 13 Mens Basketball Tournament 11. Murray St. . . . 30-1 922 12 All games at Bankers Life 909 9 12. Baylor . . . . . . . 25-6 Fieldhouse, Indianapolis 873 11 13. Georgetown. . . 22-7 THURSDAY 14. Wisconsin . . . . 23-8 853 14 No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 Illinois, 15. Indiana . . . . . . 24-7 707 18 16. Wichita St. . . . 27-5 492 15 11:30 a.m., Big Ten Network No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Penn 468 22 17. Florida St.. . . . 21-9 441 21 State, 2 p.m., Big Ten Network 18. San Diego St. . 24-6 No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 364 25 19. Creighton . . . . 28-5 360 17 Minnesota, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2 20. UNLV . . . . . . . 25-7 No. 6 Purdue vs. No. 11 Ne21. Temple . . . . . . 24-6 343 23 305 16 braska, 8 p.m., ESPN2 22. Florida . . . . . . 22-9 FRIDAY 23. Notre Dame . . 21-10 256 20 No. 1 Michigan State vs. Iowa 170 — 24. Gonzaga . . . . . 25-5 127 — or Illinois, noon, ESPN 25. Iowa St. . . . . . . 22-9 No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Indiana or Others receiving votes: Saint Mary's (Cal) 88, Louisville 84, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. NorthwestDrexel 83, New Mexico 64, Virginia 34, Memphis 13, VCU 6, Vanderbilt ern or Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., Big 6, Cincinnati 5, Long Beach St. 3, Ten Network No. 3 Ohio State vs. Purdue or Kansas St. 2, Harvard 1, Saint Nebraska, 9 p.m., Big Ten Network Louis 1. SATURDAY —— Semifinal, 1:40 p.m., CBS USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll Semifinal, 4:10 p.m., CBS Record Pts Prv SUNDAY 775 1 1. Kentucky (31) . . 30-1 Championship game, 3:30 p.m., 2. Syracuse . . . . . . 30-1 744 2 703 4 CBS 3. Kansas . . . . . . . 26-5 690 6 4. North Carolina . 27-4 5. Missouri . . . . . . 27-4 620 8 UTO RACING 604 3 6. Duke . . . . . . . . . 26-5 7. OHIO STATE . 25-6 575 11 NASCAR 540 5 8. Michigan State . 24-7 NASCAR Sprint Cup-Subway 9. Marquette . . . . . 25-6 537 7 Fresh Fit 500 Results 526 9 10. Murray State . 30-1 The Associated Press 422 10 11. Baylor . . . . . . . 25-6 Sunday 12. Wisconsin . . . . 23-8 417 15 At Phoenix International 397 16 13. Michigan . . . . . 23-8 Raceway 14. Georgetown. . . 22-7 369 12 Avondale, Ariz. 287 20 15. Indiana . . . . . . 24-7 Lap length: 1 miles 16. Wichita State . 27-5 241 14 199 22 (Start position in parentheses) 17. Florida State. . 21-9 1. (13) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 198 21 18. Saint Mary's . . 26-5 19. Florida . . . . . . 22-9 187 13 312 laps, 130 rating, 47 points, 181 17 $238,016. 20. UNLV . . . . . . . 25-7 2. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 21. San Diego St. . 24-6 165 23 164 24 312, 134.7, 44, $222,836. 22. Creighton . . . . 28-5 3. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 312, 23. Notre Dame . . 21-10 134 19 24. Temple . . . . . . 24-6 112 25 96.4, 41, $139,400. 4. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevro80 — 25. Gonzaga . . . . . 25-5 Others receiving votes: let, 312, 120.5, 41, $156,121. 5. (28) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, Louisville 60, New Mexico 26, Iowa State 24, Memphis 24, Drexel 21, 312, 109.4, 40, $141,495. 6. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, Virginia 18, Kansas State 11, Mississippi State 8, Saint Louis 6, Ne- 117.2, 39, $140,158. 7. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, vada 3, VCU 3, Harvard 2, Middle 312, 92.3, 38, $122,539. Tennessee 1, Montana 1. 8. (30) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, —— The Women's Top Twenty Five 312, 94.9, 37, $134,211. 9. (1) Mark Martin, Toyota, 312, The Associated Press Record Pts Prv 106.4, 36, $90,175. 10. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 312, 1. Baylor (40) . . . . 31-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford . . . . . . 28-1 946 2 95.5, 34, $92,000. 11. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, 3. Notre Dame . . . 29-2 931 3 4. UConn. . . . . . . . 27-4 866 4 Chevrolet, 312, 87.2, 33, $111,066. 12. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 5. Maryland . . . . . 28-4 848 6 6. Duke . . . . . . . . . 24-5 751 5 312, 74.9, 32, $116,211. 13. (26) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 7. Delaware. . . . . . 27-1 737 8 8. Miami . . . . . . . . 25-5 691 7 312, 94.7, 32, $122,836. 14. (29) Dale Earnhardt Jr., 9. Tennessee . . . . . 24-8 661 13 10. Green Bay. . . . 27-1 637 11 Chevrolet, 312, 73.1, 30, $84,625. 15. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 11. Penn St. . . . . . 24-6 585 9 12. Kentucky . . . . 25-6 560 10 312, 78.7, 30, $102,883. 16. (17) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 13. St. John's. . . . . 22-8 509 18 14. Purdue . . . . . . 23-8 447 21 312, 70.3, 28, $98,983. 17. (24) Carl Edwards, Ford, 15. Georgia Tech. . 24-8 433 15



312, 78, 27, $116,716. 18. (15) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 311, 69, 26, $114,825. 19. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 311, 57.4, 25, $95,908. 20. (3) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 311, 76.7, 24, $93,483. 21. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 310, 67.1, 23, $115,108. 22. (2) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 310, 93.5, 23, $123,125. 23. (23) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 309, 55.4, 21, $69,450. 24. (42) Mike Bliss, Ford, 309, 50.7, 0, $80,800. 25. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 309, 44.6, 20, $82,647. 26. (35) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 309, 41.6, 18, $69,050. 27. (40) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 308, 47.4, 17, $80,225. 28. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 308, 42.6, 16, $72,000. 29. (43) David Stremme, Toyota, 306, 36.5, 15, $71,775. 30. (16) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 306, 48.5, 14, $99,239. 31. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 303, 55.9, 13, $79,385. 32. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, engine, 295, 73.4, 12, $98,608. 33. (11) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 291, 78.2, 12, $110,150. 34. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 274, 53.1, 10, $75,950. 35. (22) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 272, 45.9, 9, $95,170. 36. (32) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, engine, 248, 53.9, 8, $67,675. 37. (21) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, engine, 212, 55.3, 8, $98,588. 38. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 110, 30.1, 6, $68,903. 39. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, accident, 109, 47.5, 5, $64,675. 40. (38) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 62, 30.6, 0, $64,500. 41. (39) Robby Gordon, Dodge, brakes, 33, 30.4, 3, $64,350. 42. (27) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 29.4, 2, $64,225. 43. (37) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 8, 27.3, 1, $64,597. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 110.085 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 7.315 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 35 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 13 drivrrs. Lap Leaders: M.Martin 1; T.Stewart 2-10; J.Johnson 11-16; K.Harvick 17-59; J.Johnson 60; M.Bliss 61; D.Ragan 62; J.Johnson 63-64; Ku.Busch 65-66; J.Johnson 67-112; Ky.Busch 113-140; K.Harvick 141-144; Ky.Busch 145-168; K.Harvick 169-183; B.Keselowski 184-186; D.Hamlin 187; J.Gordon 188; M.Kenseth 189; J.Burton 190196; M.Truex Jr. 197-206; J.McMurray 207; K.Harvick 208-228; D.Hamlin 229; M.Truex Jr. 230248; K.Harvick 249-253; D.Hamlin 254-312. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 5 times for 88 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 61 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 55 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 52 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 29 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 9 laps; J.Burton, 1 time for 7 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 3 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Bliss, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; J.McMurray, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. D.Hamlin, 89; 2. G.Biffle, 83; 3. K.Harvick, 81; 4. M.Kenseth, 79; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 72; 6. M.Truex Jr., 71; 7. M.Martin, 71; 8. J.Logano, 70; 9. Ky.Busch, 66; 10. C.Edwards, 63; 11. B.Labonte, 58; 12. B.Keselowski, 52.

BASEBALL College rankings Baseball America Top 25 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through March 4 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pvs 1. Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 1 2. Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 2 3 3. South Carolina . . . . . . 9-1 4. Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . 11-2 4 5 5. Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 6. Texas A&M . . . . . . . . 11-1 6 7 7. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 8. North Carolina . . . . . . 8-2 9 9. Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 8

10. Georgia Tech . . . . . . 10-2 11. Arizona State . . . . . . 8-2 12. Florida State . . . . . . 9-1 13. Louisiana State . . . . 10-2 14. Mississippi . . . . . . . . 9-2 15. Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 16. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3 17. Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 18. Central Florida . . . . 10-2 19. Cal State Fullerton . 8-3 20. Clemson . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 21. Texas State . . . . . . . . 8-3 22. Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . 7-3 23. Mississippi State. . . 10-2 24. Louisville . . . . . . . . . 8-3 25. Maryland . . . . . . . . . 9-1

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High school Spring Training Glance The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Boston. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 0 1.000 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 0 1.000 Los Angeles . . . . . . . . 2 0 1.000 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 .800 Kansas City . . . . . . . . 3 1 .750 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 .667 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . 3 2 .600 New York . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . . 0 2 .000 Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . 0 4 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE Houston . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 .750 Cincinnati . . . . . . . . 2 1 .667 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .500 Los Angeles . . . . . . . . 1 1 .500 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .500 Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .500 Philadelphia. . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 San Francisco. . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Washington . . . . . . . . 2 2 .500 Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 New York . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 .333 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 .250 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 .250 San Diego . . . . . . . . . . 0 3 .000 St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . 0 2 .000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday's Games Detroit 4, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Yankees 3 Miami 4, St. Louis 3 Atlanta 10, Houston 5 Baltimore (ss) 3, Tampa Bay 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, White Sox 4 Oakland (ss) 8, Chicago Cubs 7 Seattle 13, San Diego 7 Kansas City 7, Texas 6 Cincinnati 12, Cleveland 7 L.A. Angels 9, Oakland (ss) 1 Colorado 6, Arizona 5 Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Boston 10, Minnesota 2 Pittsburgh 10, Baltimore (ss) 3 Milwaukee 7, San Francisco 3 Tuesday's Games Detroit 3, Miami 1 Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2 Washington 5, Atlanta 2 Philadelphia 7, Toronto 0 Pittsburgh 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 1 N.Y. Mets (ss) 8, St. Louis 6 Boston 5, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 3, Kansas City (ss) 2 Seattle 8, Cincinnati 6 Oakland 6, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Angels 6, White Sox 2 Kansas City (ss) 7, San Diego 4 San Francisco 8, L.A. Dodgers 4 Chicago Cubs 11, Colorado 4 Texas 16, Arizona 3 Wednesday's Games Minnesota vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

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PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -— Michigan State’s Draymond Green was chosen as player of the year in the Big Ten by two panels, one comprised of media, the other made up of coaches. Green averaged 16.2 points and a leaguebest 10.5 rebounds as the Spartans shared the regular-season title with Michigan and Ohio State. Michigan State's Tom Izzo was selected as coach of the year for a third time as the Spartans finished 24-7 and 13-5 in the league after starting the season unranked. “This is a little bit of a surprise. ... There were a lot of deserving guys,� Izzo said. Joining Green on both the coaches and media first team were conference scoring leader John Shurna of Northwestern, Ohio State star Jared Sullinger and Purdue’s Robbie Hummel. The coaches selected Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor to the first team, and the media gave the nod to Tim Frazier of Penn State. There was a split for freshman of the year: the media tabbed Trey Burke of Michigan, and the coaches chose center Cody Zeller of Indiana. Zeller led conference freshmen in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.4 points and 6.4



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Quincy voters say no to levy QUINCY — Quincy voters shot down a 2mill, five-year tax levy for current village expenses in Tuesday’s primary election. The levy was intended to replace a levy that was defeated in the November general election, which had been in place for many years for operation of the general fund. The only contested race in the county was for the clerk of courts on the Republican side. In that race, countywide, Barb McDonald won with 4,143 votes (64.74 percent), while Don Epps ended up with 2,256 votes (35.26 percent). John Adams won Logan County’s support to remain in his seat for the 85th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. He received 2,900 votes (62.63 percent), while his challenger Dave Easton received 1,730 votes (37.37 percent).


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SHELBY COUNTY Prosecutor Ralph Bauer (left) looks over election results Tuesday with Tom Kerrifan. Bauer lost the prosecutor’s race to Tim Sell. Unofficial results show Sell with 4,363 votes to Bauer’s 2,374 votes. Kerrigan, who filed petitions Monday to run as an Independent candidate, will face Sell in the November election.


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White House without carrying the state in the fall. With votes tallied in 85 percent of the state’s precincts, Santorum led by fewer than 2,000 votes out of more than 1 million cast. Gingrich had a victory in his column - his first win in more than six weeks. The former House speaker triumphed at home in Georgia, but a barrage of attack ads by a Super PAC supporting Romney helped hold him below 50 percent and forced him to share the delegates. Paul pinned his hopes on Idaho and Alaska as he scratched for his first victory of the campaign season. Whatever the outcome in Ohio, Romney was on track to pad his lead in the hunt for delegates to the Republican Convention. National Not surprisingly, given his mixed night, he focused on the delegate chase. “This is a process of gathering enough delegates to become the nominee, and I think we’re on track to have that happen,” he told reporters as he arrived home in Massachusetts to vote in the primary. Later, he told supporters, “I’m going to get this nomination.” Yet Santorum’s multiple victories, coupled with Gingrich’s win, provided fresh evidence that Romney’s conservative rivals retain the ability to outpoll him in certain parts of the coun-

try despite his huge organizational and financial advantages. Santorum waited until Oklahoma and Tennessee fell into his column before speaking to cheering supporters in Ohio. “This was a big night tonight,” he said. “We have won in the West, the Midwest and the South, and we’re ready to win across this country.” In all, there were primaries in Virginia, Vermont, Ohio, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Caucuses in North Dakota, Idaho and Alaska rounded out the calendar. Some 419 delegates were at stake in the 10 states. Romney picked up at least 129 delegates during the evening, Santorum 47, Gingrich 42 and Paul at least 10. That gave the former Massachusetts governor 332, more than all his rivals combined, a total that included endorsements from members of the Republican National Committee who automatically attend the convention and can support any candidate they choose. Santorum had 139 delegates, Gingrich 75 and Paul 35. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer. Ohio Republicans were a party divided, based not only on the popular vote but also interviews with voters as they left their polling places.


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Santorum outpolled Romney among Ohioans with incomes under $100,000, while Romney won among those with six-figure incomes and up. Romney won among working women; Santorum among women who do not. Santorum won among self-described conservatives, while Romney outpointed his rival among those who said they are moderate or liberal. Santorum was preferred by the half of the electorate that is bornagain. Romney was the favorite among the half of the electorate that said it is not. In interviews in all the primary states, Republicans said the economy was the top issue and an ability to defeat Obama was what mattered most as they made their Super Tuesday choices.

Primary election day went smoothly in Shelby County Tuesday, according to Chris Gibbs, chairman of the Shelby County Board of Elections, but voter turnout was weak, with only 26 percent of registered voters turning up at the polls. turnout Primary tends to be lower when an incumbent president is up for re-election. In 2008, with no incumbent on the ballot, voter turnout was 42.92 percent in the county. In 2004, 31.67 percent of registered voters went to the polls. As might be expected, turnout was considerably higher on the Republican side than the Democrat, with nearly all the contested races including the presidency, two county seats and a state representative falling on the GOP side. Of 8,397 ballots cast, 7,221 (85.99 percent) were Republican; 1,148 (13.67 percent) were Democrat; two were Green Party (0.02 percent); eight (0.10 percent) were Libertarian; and18 (0.21 percent) were nonpartisan. Though it might not say much for the democratic process, a smaller

turnout usually means an easier time for the poll workers. “It was very smooth,” Gibbs said. “There were no ballot shortages.” Gibbs said the summary of the final unofficial vote totals was completed by 9:06 p.m. “Anything before 9 p.m. is our target,” Gibbs said. There were 850 early or absentee votes cast, Gibbs said, and 52 of those were still not received by the board of elections as of Tuesday. Ballots mailed in must have been postmarked by Monday in order to be counted. In addition, there were 80 provisional ballots cast. All outstanding absentee and provisional ballots determined to be eligible will be counted March 16, when ballots are certified, Gibbs said. Gibbs credited the poll workers for their hard work. “We go from two employees to 140 employees (on election days),” Gibbs said. “They work for one day and that day is 14 or 15 hours long.” No need for recounts appears to be on the horizon for Shelby County. “At first glance, it looks like races were clearly decided,” Gibbs said.

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night for comment on the election were not answered by the prosecutor. Clinton Township Trustee Bob “Froggy” Guillozet of Sidney defeated former Sidney City Councilman Terry Pellman for the county commission nomination 3,813 to 2,919, garnering 56.64 percent of the vote. As he has no competition in November, he is assured of a seat on the board. “I had a lot of great support from family and friends,” Guillozet said Tuesday night. My opponent is a great guy, but I believe I can help the county work through the current financial picture for the betterment of Shelby County.” Pellman had been endorsed by the Shelby County Republican Party. “I want to thank my supporters and congratulate Bob on his win,” Pellman said following the election. “I told Bob I’d help him in any way. Bob’s a friend of mine and we talked about the kind of race the public would like to see at higher levels of government. It was friendly and a pleasure. I enjoyed every minute of the campaign.” Asked about a future political challenge, he replied, “Try again? I’m always looking for mischief.”

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Botkins kindergarten screening BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools are preparing for kindergarten screening. Both registration and screening will be held on April 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old gym. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, will be eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year. Parents can call the school at 693-4241 to obtain paper work or the papers can also be picked up in the elementary office. screening Scheduled times will be set up and sent out. To be registered fully, parents will need to return the registration form with a copy of the birth certificate, shot record, Social Security card, and proof of custody, if applicable, by Friday.

Houston band sells flowers HOUSTON — The Houston High School Band Boosters have begun a fundraising project, Flower Power, which runs through March 30. The organization earns 50 percent of each sale of flower bulbs and plants. The items are shipped directly to customers from growers in the Netherlands and the U.S. Orders can be made online at paign?campaign_id=9116 or by contacting any band member. Proceeds will be used to replace school-owned band instruments, some of which are as much as 60 years old.

Troy Liberty Group to meet TROY — The Miami County Liberty Group will present a program titled “The State of Our Union” March 13 at 7 p.m. at Club 55. The program will be a summary of major issues facing the American people today. Topics will include immigration reform, nationalized health care, the national debt crisis, Second Amendment rights, religious freedom, federalism and unemployment. After each presentation there will be time for questions from the audience and a discussion regarding the topic. The public has been invited with no reservations necessary. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit or call Mary Ellen McKinley at (937) 6890818.


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Planting for the future Seedlings grow into windbreak BOTKINS — When Craig and Doris Ambos planted their windbreak 30 years ago, not much thought was given to ever having to replace it. The real concern was how long it would take for the 15-inch seedlings to grow large enough to actually have an effect on their heating bills. It was hard to believe that those little twigs could develop into a huge windbreak. But it did happen. With trees, the annual change is so subtle that it’s barely noticeable. One day you look out your window and realize that those little twigs have grown into mature trees. Unfortunately windbreaks do have a life span. As the bottom branches thin out or die off (sometimes the trees themselves die), the positive effects of the windbreak is reduced. Such is the case with the Ambos’ windbreak. Craig’s concerns now are focused on rejuvenating the windbreak. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since they were planted,” stated Craig. “I probably should have started at 20 years planning for the next 10.” Fortunately for the Ambos’ there is room to add rows of new seedlings both alongside and in between the existing rows. However you can’t speed up nature. It just takes time for seedlings to grow and develop. Windbreaks are fairly simple in design and function, but there are basic design elements to consider. The length and width, and choice of trees are determined by the homeowner’s goals (be it wind protection, snow control or just aesthetics), space available and obstacles on the site. The prevailing winter winds in western Ohio are from the north and the west. If the goal is to reduce these winds, the windbreaks should be established on the north and

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CRAIG AMBOS, of Botkins, stands in front of trees planted next to his house. The trees, which have grown from seedlings planted 30 years ago, provide a windbreak for his house. west. However, windbreaks offer benefits when planted on any side. An effective windbreak can have as few as one row or as many as space will allow. It can consist of conifers (evergreens), hardwoods, shrubs or any combination of these. To have a significant wind reduction in the winter, at least one row should be conifers. As a ruleof thumb, a windbreak will protect an area for a distance of 10 times the height of the trees. As the trees grow, the distance protected is increased. Windbreaks naturally have porosity. While most of the wind is directed up and over the trees, some air sifts through the branches. This reduced air speed allows snow to drop out within the windbreak and immediately downwind. This is important when laying out a windbreak that is to be used to keep snow from piling up in drives or around buildings. The quietest area

is the space immediately downwind of the windbreak. This protected zone is a good area to plant shrubs and berry-producing plants for song birds if desired. Windbreaks have many benefits aside from the energy savings realized in heating or cooling a home. Craig said, “It’s nicer working in the yard in the winter. The shade makes it cooler on summer evenings.” But, because trees don’t last forever, when planning for a windbreak, it doesn’t hurt to give some thought to replacing the windbreak in years to come. Choice of species, space available, the location of buildings and other areas to be protected are all important. If space is limited, consideration might be given to planting fewer rows initially, to allow for a replacement down the road. Information is available at the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District for planning a windbreak.

The District is currently conducting their annual seedling sale and will continue through March 23 or until sold out. Soil& Water is currently taking orders for hardwoods, conifers, and small trees and shrubs for wildlife habitat. Hardwood species include white oak, red oak, thornless honey locust, sugar maple, red maple, tulip poplar and river birch. The following conifer species are available: Norway spruce, blue spruce, Black Hills spruce, white pine, scotch pine, American arborvitae and bald cypress. Small trees and shrub species include red bud, common lilac, sargent crabapple, black chokeberry, white flowering dogwood and butterfly bush. To have a seedling order form mailed or emailed to you, call the office at 4926520, ext. 3. Order forms are also available on the website at and on Facebook.

Lehman students qualify for district fair Lehman Catholic High School held its annual Science Fair recently in the school’s Jerry DeLong Gymnasium. Seventy-eight projects were submitted for judging. Students from Holy Angels School also participated in the Science Fair. Sixteen Lehman students received superior ratings, qualifying them to participate in district competition. Students must earn at least 36 out of a possible 40 points to receive a superior rating. Senior Daniel Sehlhorst received a superior rating with a perfect score of 40 for his project, “Ascorbic Acid Breakdown: A Time Trial.” Senior Lexie Froning received a superior rating for her project “Transpiration:

pH+.” Senior Katie Cantanzarite received a superior rating for her project “The Effects of UV Rays on the Bacteria in Raw Milk.” Senior William Duritsch received a superior rating for his project “Phosphate Removal in Water.” Other students receiving superior ratings were junior Lauren Bosway (“Comparing the Amount of Saturated Fats in Oils”), sophomore Makenna Cabe (“Music’s Many Moods”), sophomore Bryce Eck (“Radiant Energy Absorbed by Colors”), freshman McKenna Guillozet (“How Healthy is Your Orange Juice”), senior Nicole Larger (“The Efficiency of Insulators”), and junior Samantha Neumeier (“The Effect of Milk on Plant Growth”). Also earning superior ratings were senior Emily Pax (“The Effects of Enzymes on Reaction Rates”), junior Kathryn Rossman (“Using Chromatography to Identify Different Ink Based on Solubility”), senior Kandis Sargeant (“The Effect of NaOH on Peeling Potatoes”), sophomore Spencer Staroska (“Microwaves”), freshman Josh West (“Best Angle for the Propellers on a Wind Turbine”), sophomore Grace Winhoven (“Percent of Time a House Fly Spends Grooming Itself: by Body Parts”), and freshman Maria Pannapara (“The Effect of Gravity on Plants”). Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in Student Research and for Excellence in STEM Education were awarded to four students. STEM Education is the mastery and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to Photo provided develop skills of communication, teamWill Duritsch, of Troy, explains his sci- work/collaboration, creativity/innovaence fair project to judges Jim Hemm, of tion, critical thinking, and problem Piqua, (right) and Peter Hodapp, of Sid- solving. Daniel Sehlhorst received a Governey.

nor’s Award in the Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies category; Lexi Froning, in the Environmental Sciences category; Katie Catanzarite, in the Agriculture and Food Technology category; and Grant Gleason in the Advanced or Alternative Energy category. The Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) presented cash awards and certificates to three students whose projects dealt with water and the environment. The Water Environment Science Awards are sponsored by the OWEA to encourage Ohio’s youth to become involved in protecting the environment and improving stream water quality through science and technology. William Duritsch received the first place prize of $100; Stephen Blenman, $75 for second place; and Erick Collier, $50 for third place. Presenting the awards was Gregg Mitchell, local chairman of the association. Mitchell works at the Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant. All students who participated in the Science Fair received certificates from the Ohio Academy of Science. The certificates were presented by Science Department Chairwoman Sister Ginny Scherer and Principal Denise Stauffer. Judges for the Lehman event included many volunteers from business, education and other fields. Members of the Lehman Science Department faculty who assisted the students in preparing for the event include Tracy Hall, Ruth Baker and Scherer. Prior to the presentation of awards, Scherer thanked the parents for “assisting the students in preparing their projects. Without your support, our students’ efforts would fall short of their full potential.” The District Science Fair will be hosted March 17 at Central State University.

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The Sidney Daily News presents...

Reader’s Choice Awards 3rd Annual

In order to determine the “best of the best” in more than 100 business and event categories, the Sidney Daily News invites local residents to vote for their favorites, using the ballot on the adjoining page. Entries must be turned in no later than 5pm on Monday, March 9, 2012. Ballots may be mailed to the Sidney Daily News, 1451 N. Vandemark Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365, Attn: Reader’s Choice. The ballots can be dropped off at one of the following locations: Allison's Custom Jewelry, Sidney Area Wireless, Sidney Bowman Rentals, Sidney Buckeye Ford, Sidney Cazadores, Sidney Culvers, Sidney

Flint's TV & Appliances, Sidney Fultz Warehouse Carpet, Sidney Goffena Furniture, Sidney Helman Brothers, Sidney Inn Between, Botkins North Dixie Auto Body, Sidney

Only one entry per person. No photo copies of filled out ballots will be counted. All ballots must have 50% of the categories completed to be counted. All category entries should be for businesss located in or around Shelby County. Winners in each category will be featured in our Reader’s Choice Awards magazine publishing in May.

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Cast your Reader’s Choice Ballot Today! Remember, deadline is March 9 by 5pm! Accountant/CPA _____________________________________ Appliance Store _____________________________________ Assisted Living/Extended Care ___________________________ Auctioneer _________________________________________ Auto Dealership New__________________________________ Auto Dealership Used _________________________________ Auto Body Repair ____________________________________ Auto Parts Store _____________________________________ Auto Repair Garage ___________________________________ Lube/Oil/Filter _______________________________________ Car Rental _________________________________________ Bank/Credit Union ____________________________________ Banquet Facility _____________________________________ Barber Shop/Hair Salon ________________________________ Bargain/Thrift Shop ___________________________________ Bed & Breakfast _____________________________________ Butcher Shop _______________________________________ Cable Provider/Satellite ________________________________ Car Wash __________________________________________ Care Giver/Home Health _______________________________ Carpet Cleaner ______________________________________ Carpet/Flooring Store _________________________________ Carry Out/Convenience Store____________________________ Cellular Dealer ______________________________________ Chiropractor ________________________________________ Cleaning Service _____________________________________ Clothing/Apparel Store ________________________________ Computer Repair_____________________________________ Contractor _________________________________________ Day Care Center _____________________________________ Preschool __________________________________________ Dentist ____________________________________________ Door/Window _______________________________________ Downtown Shop _____________________________________ Dry Cleaner ________________________________________ Electrician _________________________________________ Electronics Store_____________________________________ Employment Agency __________________________________ Exercise Facility _____________________________________

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The Classifieds That Work classifieds department of the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call is seeking a Part Time Sales Assistant.

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Monitor/ coordinate daily operations of Court Mental Health Diversion Project. DUTIES: • Primary liaison between Court and other agencies involved with Project • Ensure integrity of data collection/ submit reports as required by U.S. Dept. of Justice • Meet weekly with Project team • Assist with duties of Case Manager as needed. Funding for position provided by 2 year renewable grant award from the U.S. Dept of Justice. Term of employment: 18 months subject to grant renewal. Approximately 24 hours/ week, flexible work schedule.

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A $100 million Steel Service Center located in Southwestern Ohio is looking for a self motivated individual for Inside Sales in a team oriented company. Miami Valley Steel is a dynamic company positioned for growth and expansion into several locations throughout the country. Responsibilities would include working as a team member with an Outside Sales Representative to service customers in a specific territory. Duties would include maintaining a liaison with customers on a daily basis, soliciting new business, entering orders in the operating system, and coordinating with plant personnel on deliveries. Miami Valley Steel provides a great working environment and this position has the potential for future advancement. Full benefits package including health, dental, 401k plan and paid holidays and vacation. Please send resumes to: Inside Sales PO Box 1191 Piqua, OH 45356

1 & 2 BEDROOM, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry, some utilities, no pets, $375-$450, (937)394-7265 1 BEDROOM In Sidney, clean, freshly painted, security cameras, laundry facility on site, ample off street parking. On site manager. Rent $375, Deposit $375 includes water & trash. Call Heidi (937)441-9923

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3 BEDROOM home, Sidney. Completely remodeled. $525 month, deposit. 729 S. Miami (937)394-7117

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11 CV 000268 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. Jaime Coca-Mendoza, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 115 Birch Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 21, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situate in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being Lot Numbered FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE (439) in the Country Estates Subdivision of Jackson Center, Ohio, as disclosed by the plat thereof recorded in Volume 29, Page 39 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No: 20-0610476.017 Said Premises Located at 115 Birch Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Said Premises Appraised at $80,000 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 Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2260415

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV0249 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff vs. Richard T. Dickman, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 302 East State Street, Botkins, OH 45306 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on March 21, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the Village of Botkins, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to wit: Being all of Lot No. One Hundred Forty-Four (144) and Thirtyone and fifty-six hundreds (31.56) feet off the west side of Lot No. One Hundred Forty-five (145). EXCEPTING, HOWEVER, the north 94 feet off of the north end of said Lot No. 144, and the north 95 feet off the north end of the west 31.56 feet of Lot No. 145. Permanent parcel #11-02-33379.011 (Lot 144) Permanent Parcel #11-02-33379.012 (Lot 145) Said Premises Located at 302 East State Street, Botkins, OH 45306 Said Premises Appraised at $75,000 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 Maria Divita, Attorney Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2260407

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LEGAL NOTICE DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICE TO: NOUHAD ABDUL-MASSIH TAZA CASE NO. 11DV000124 Whose last known address was Main St. Badaoui Bldg. Bloc A FL 5, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon, please take notice that Plaintiff, Jean Claude Saade, 114 Queen Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365has filed a Complaint for Divorce against you in the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. The divorce states that the Plaintiff has been a bona fide resident of Ohio for six months and a resident of Shelby County for 90 days, and that you were married in Richmond, Indiana on July 10, 2002 and that there are no children born of this marriage. The Complaint further states that you and the Plaintiff are incompatible and you are guilty of gross neglect of duty. YOU ARE REQUIRD TO FILE AN ANSWER with the court within three days of serving a copy of it upon Plaintiff’s counsel. Plaintiff counsel is Steven J. Geise, 316 S. Main Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365. The answer is required to be served within 28 days of the last day of posting, which is March 14. Posting shall be made at the Courthouse and at two places so designated in the county for a period of six successive weeks. Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 2256512

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 11CV000365 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Tomas A. Mendiola, 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 21st day of March, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: A Parcel of land located in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, State of Ohio, and known as: Being Lot Number 5382 in Hi-Point Estates, Section 1 as shown in the Recorded Plat/Map thereof in Volume 20 Page 103 of Shelby County Records. Said Premises Located at 1351 6th Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $80,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2260075

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO CASE NO.: 12CV000005 Judge: James Stevenson Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1, Inc., Plaintiff, -vsJennifer L. Parsons aka Jennifer L. Williams, Defendants. LEGAL NOTICE IN SUIT FOR FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Legatees, Executors, Administrators, Spouses and Assigns and the Unknown Guardians of Minor and/or Incompetent Heirs of Joseph E. Williams, whose last known address is unknown, and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained, will take notice that on the 10th day of January, 2012, Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1, Inc. filed its Complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio in Case No. 12CV000005, on the docket of the Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the following described real estate to wit: Property Address: 413 North Walnut Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365, and being more particularly described in plaintiff's mortgage recorded in Mortgage Book 1665, page 739, of this County Recorder's Office. The above named defendant is required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a hearing in this case. LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 5480 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5480 (513) 241-3100 Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7 2259908

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE State of Ohio, Shelby County CASE NO. 10CV276 Wells Fargo Bank N.A. As Trustee On Behalf Of The Certificateholders Park Place Securities, Inc. Asset-Backed Pass Through Certificates Series 2005-WCW1, Plaintiff vs. John Paul Drinnon, aka John P Drinnon, et al., Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction to be held on the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 21st day of March, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., the following described real estate, is situated in the County of Shelby and the State of Ohio, and the Village of Port Jefferson to wit: Situated in the Village of Port Jefferson, in the County of Shelby and the State of Ohio and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot number 41 in said Village, County and State Aforesaid. Parcel No. 42-1915127.008 And also following described property: All that part of an alley on the east side of Lot 41 in said Village, County and State as vacated in approximately 1979 by the Village of Port Jefferson. Parcel No. 42-1915127.009 Said premises located at 429 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, OH 45360 Said premises appraised at $17,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% due at time of sale; remainder due upon confirmation of sale. John Lenhart, Sherriff of Shelby County, Ohio Carrie L. Rouse (0083281) Reisenfeld & Associates, LPA LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice (513) 322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2262346


SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 11CV000422 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-BC1, Plaintiff -vsSherri Steinke aka, Sherri A. Steinke aka, Sherri Ann Steinke, 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 21st day of March, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situate in the Village of Botkins, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, and described as follows: Being Lot Numbered 184 in the Village of Botkins, Shelby County, Ohio as platted and surveyed by J.E. House, A.D. 1902. Plat Book 3, Page 62 Parcel Number: 11-02-484-003 Prior Deed Info: General Warranty Deed, OR Book 1547, Page 209, Filed August 22, 2005 Said premises also known as 112 Roth St, Botkins OH 45306 PPN: 11-02-32-484-003 Appraised at $85,000 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (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 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. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2259835

LEGAL NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To: The Unknown Spouse of Linda Sue Stem; the Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Fiduciaries, Donees, and Divisees, of Linda Sue Stem, Deceased, and their Unknown Spouses who may include: Goldie North; the Unknown Spouse of Goldie North; Rose Fisher; the Unknown Spouse of Rose Fisher; the Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Fiduciaries, Donees and Devisees of Abraham Fisher, Deceased; the Unknown Spouse of Abraham Fisher: you are hereby notified that you have been named a defendant in a legal action entitled American Budget Company vs. Katheleen Fisher, et al. (the “Complaint”). This action has been assigned Case Number 12 CV42 and is pending in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio, 100 E. Court St., Sidney, Ohio 45365. The object of the complaint is to foreclose any interest held by you, your heirs, devisees, successors, and assigns, and to by judicial proceedings sell certain real estate located at 335 Maple Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365, Parcel No. 01-1825377.008. A legal description may be obtained from the Shelby County Auditor. You are required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this notice which will be published once each week for three (3) successive weeks. The last publication will be made on March 14, 2012, and the twenty-eight (28) days for answer will commence on that date. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as required by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. /s/ Michelle Mumford Clerk of Courts, Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2262319

COUNTY : SHELBY The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: APPROVED PERMISSION FOR OPEN BURNING OAC CHAPTER 3745-19 MR. BILL CORBIN 726 WAYNE AVENUE, GREENVILLE, OH 45331 ACTION DATE : 02/28/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : 007-12 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. This permission is for the burning of 47.5 acres of dry grass thatch, prairie grasses and forbes at 5252 Stoker Road, Sidney, for range management. This permission is made pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-19-04(C)(5). MS. MICHAELLA L. QUINTER 8811 CAREER DRIVE, PIQUA, OH 45356 ACTION DATE : 02/28/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : 008-12 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. This permission is for the burning of: 1) approximately 8 acres of prairie forbes and grasses at 18280 Linker Rd, Jackson Center and 2) approximately 5 acres of prairie forbes and grasses at Patterson-Halpin Rd., Houston, for range management. This permission is made pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-19-04(C)(5). TONY F. SEGER 1884 STATE ROUTE 705, FT. LORAMIE, OH 45845 ACTION DATE : 02/23/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : 005-12 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. This permission is for the burning of a one story wood frame structure at 0899 Cardo Rd., Ft. Loramie for departmental training. This permission is made pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-19-04(C)(2). Mar. 7 2264411 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 11CV000361 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-AR19, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-AR19 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated August 1, 2005, Plaintiff -vsGeraldine Jones, 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 21st day of March, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situate in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot Number Three Thousand Six Hundred Eighty (3680) in Green Tree Hills Subdivision, Section Two (2) as shown on the recorded plat thereof. Plat Book 7, Page 10. Subject to all legal highways. Parcel Number: 011826406004 Prior Deed Info: Warranty Deed, OR Book 1543, Page 586, filed August 02, 2005 Said premises also known as 804 6th Ave, Sidney, OH 45365 PPN: 011826406004 Appraised at $67,000 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (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 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. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2259834

LEGAL NOTICE 3/1/2012 Issuance of Draft Air Pollution Permit-To-Install and Operate Elite Enclosure Company 2349 Industrial Dr., Sidney, OH 45365 Shelby County FACILITY DESC.: All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing PERMIT #: P0109500 PERMIT TYPE: Initial Installation PERMIT DESC: Installation of two miscellaneous metal coating booths w/ federally enforceable limits to avoid Title V and 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart MMMM, Miscellaneous Metal coating MACT requirements The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the draft permit above. The permit and complete instructions for requesting information or submitting comments may be obtained at: by entering the permit # or: Craig Osborne, Ohio EPA DAPC, Southwest District Office, 401 East Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Ph: (937)285-6357 Mar. 7 2264440 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11 CV 000457 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Plaintiff vs. Walter J. Messer, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale issued in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the second floor of the Courthouse in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 21st day of March, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the Village of Jackson Center to-wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the Village of Jackson Center: Being Lot No. Fifty (50) in the First Addition in Baughman’s Addition in the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio. Parcel Number: 20-0610481.002 Said Premises Located at 503 East College Street, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334 Said Premises Appraised at $25,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down day of sale, balance to be paid within 30 days. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Keith M. Schnelle, Attorney for Plaintiff Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2259851

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals for Village of DeGraff Traffic Signal Replacement Project will be received by the Village of DeGraff at the Village Office located at 107 S. Main Street, DeGraff, Ohio 43318 until March 19, 2012 at 4:00PM. The sealed Bids will be opened and read aloud during Public Session on March 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the DeGraff Village Office. Plans, specifications and bid forms may be secured from the Village at the Village office located at 107 S. Main Street, DeGraff, Ohio. Each bid must be accompanied by either a bid bond in an amount of 100% of the bid amount with a surety satisfactory to the aforesaid Village of DeGraff or by certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit upon a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the bid amount in favor of the aforesaid Village of DeGraff. Bid bonds shall be accompanied by Proof of Authority of the Official or Agent signing the bond. Bids shall be sealed and marked as bid for the “Village of DeGraff 2011 Traffic Signal Replacement Project” and mailed to: Village of DeGraff Attn: Gary Comer 107 S. Main Street P.O. Box 309 DeGraff, Ohio 43318-0309 Or hand delivered to: Village of DeGraff 107 S. Main Street DeGraff, Ohio 43318 Attention of Bidders is called to all of the requirements contained in this packet. The Engineers cost estimate is $36,523.00. No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Village of DeGraff reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. This project is State Sales Tax Exempt and is subject to the prevailing wage requirements of the State of Ohio. Legal notice place by Linda K. Harford, Fiscal Officer Mar. 7, 12 2264955

TO MARTHA E. GRANT, WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN, AND THE SPOUSE OF MARTHA E. GRANT, IF ANY, WHOSE NAME AND ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN, AND TO THE SPOUCE, SURVIVING SPOUSE, DEVISEES, HEIRS AT LAW, AND THE NEXT OF KIN OF MARTHA E. GRANT, AND THE SPOUSES OF THE SUVIVING SPOUSE, DIVISEES, HEIRS AT LAW, AND NEXT OF KIN OF MARTHA E. GRANT, WHO ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, AND WHOSE ADDRESS OR ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN: NOTICE BY PUBLCATION IN THE COMMON PLEAS COURT OF MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO GENERAL DIVISION 201 West Main St., Troy, Ohio 45373 CHRISTOPHER GEE, JUDGE NO. 12-31 MAINSOURCE BANK, 635 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio 45373, Plaintiff vs. MARTHA E. GRANT, 2344 Forest Ave., Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008, et al., Defendants Plaintiff has b rought this action naming you as one of the Defendants in the above-named Court by filing its Complaint on January 13, 2012. The object of the Complaint is to foreclose a mortgage against the following described real estate: Situate in the City of Troy, County of Miami, in the State of Ohio And being approximately 55 feet off the west end of Lot Number FIVE HUNDRED (500), more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said Lot 500 in said City of Troy, Ohio; thence East 55.41 feet; thence North 67.73 feet to the north line of said lot: thence west parallel with the south line of said lot 55.72 feet; thence South 67.73 feet to the place of beginning; said lot being located in the City of Troy, Ohio. Survey Reference: Volume 10, Plat 46, Miami County Engineer’s Record of Lot Surveys. Parcel Number: D08007920. The prayer of the Complaint is for a judgment against MARTHA E. GRANT for $41,751.36, from and after November 17, 2011 at 5.375% per annum, plus any amounts paid by Plaintiff on behalf of said Defendant as alleged in Count Three; that the mortgage given by MARTHA E. GRANT, to Plaintiff herein, be found and adjudged to be a first and valid lien upon the real estate described in this Complaint; that all of the defendants, including you, be required to set forth their respective interests or claims in the hereinabove described real property or forever be barred; that all liens on the property be marshaled; that the mortgage of Plaintiff be foreclosed and that said real property be ordered sold and the amount found to be due Plaintiff be paid out of the proceeds, or such other relief legal and equitable as may be proper and necesssary; and that Plaintiff recover its costs herein. You are required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this notice, which will be published once each week for three successive weeks, and the last publication will be made on March 14, 2012. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as permitted by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure within the time stated, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. ALAN M. KAPPERS, Trial Attorney DUNGAN & LEFEVRE CO., P.P.A. 210 W. Main Street, Troy, OH 45373 (937) 3399-0511, akappers@dungan-lefevre. com Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14 2262425

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