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County jobless rate sees post-holiday rise BY TOM BARNETT The unemployment rate in Shelby County increased to 8.8 percent in January from 7.8 in December, according to latest statistics from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released Friday. The number of individuals unemployed in December was 7.8 percent. In January last year the unemployment rate was 11.1. The number of workers unemployed in Shelby County in January was 2,100. Approximately 21.500 of Shelby

County’s 23,000 labor force were employed last month. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in January, down from 7.9 in December. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and employment rose salary 32,800 over the month from the revised 5,094.300 in December to 5,127,100 in January. Helen Scott of Shelby County Job and Family Services said Friday the figure is disappointing, “because really, we are seeing an increase in job postings. “The increase,” she continued, “may be due to the release of part-time workers

hired for the holiday season. Those jobs, of course, have ended. “We’re pleased to have a variety of job postings,” Scott said. “All the way from entry level to truck driving, manufacturing, health care, engineering. social services and more.” “Not good news,” Mike Dodds, director of the West Central Ohio Development Council, said Friday. “January’s figures were unexpected, since many Shelby County industries are seeking skilled labor. Hopefully, February’s statistics will continue the See JOBLESS/Page 4A

Sidney moves up in rank Ohio top in nation for development BY TOM BARNETT

Remote Possibilities • Ashley Judd stars in “Missing” on ABC, in which she portrays a CIA-trained mother searching for her lost son across Europe. Inside

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TODAY’S THOUGHT Thought for Today: “He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” — Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher. For more on today in history, turn to Page 12A.

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Roger Baker, of Sidney, smoothes out the gravel in his driveway with his heavy-duty lawn tractor during a day of spring cleaning Friday. Baker is getting about as much use out of his tractor 11 days from the first day of spring as he did all winter. He only needed the tractor twice all winter to move snow.

“Site Selection” magazine, whose yearly analyses are regarded by corporate real estate analysts as “the industry scoreboard,” has advanced Sidney to 12th place in its March issue listings. For several years the city had ranked 13th in the magazine’s annual listings. Sidney in 2011 is credited with a total of seven major expansion projects. This 12th-place ranking is the highest the city has reached. “Rankings are based on a number of things,” West Ohio Development Council director Mike Dodds said Friday. “They incude capital investments, the number of substantial construction projects, equipment purchases and amount of capital investments. “Last year was a banner year for such projects in Shelby County, among them See SITE/Page 4A

Cons even easier in electronic age Children, elderly especially vulnerable BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of articles alerting readers to the dangers of consumer fraud and other 21st century swindles. The series is presented by the Sidney Daily News in observance of National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-11). Additional articles ran Thursday and Friday. Cyber crime has exploded worldwide. Advances in technology that make global business possible and profitable have also made it easier and easier for criminals to prey on unsuspecting citizens. The elderly and children are particularly vulnerable. Medicare fraud Just last week, a doctor in Texas was charged with bilking American taxpayers out of $375 million over five years in the largest Medicare fraud case yet to come to light. Pro Seniors is a senior citizen advocacy organization

that trains volunteers to help older persons with legal and long-term care problems. Lu Ann Presser, of Sidney, is one such volunteer. She will represent Pro Seniors as a panelist March 27 at two Better Business Bureau discussions in Sidney about scams. “Home health agencies can mis-bill,” Presser said in describing how Medicare fraud takes place. “For home health agencies to be paid by Medicare, the patient must be homebound. Some agencies intentionally looked the other way.” Another scheme to look out for, she noted, is one in which a doctor bills a patient more than the legal amount the patient is responsible for. “Medicare usually covers 80 percent of service. The per-

son is responsible for 20 percent. Say a doctor charges $150 for a service. Medicare says, ‘That’s too much. A legitimate amount for that service is $100.’ So Medicare pays $80 and the patient would pay $20. The doctor cannot bill the patient for the extra $50,” Presser said. She cautions people to look closely at the summaries of transactions that come from their insurance companies. The summaries are labeled “Explanation of Benefits.” People should not pay any bill until the insurance company has sent a summary that says what part the patient should pay. The elderly became even more vulnerable when Medicare Part D was added. They are bombarded annually at sign-up time by companies who want to sell them coverage. Some of those companies take money for premiums but don’t actually provide coverage. Others use the operation to obtain Medicare card numbers as the first step to identity theft. Presser said that clinics

and “rolling labs” that set up at senior citizen centers and shopping malls and offer free medical tests in exchange for a Medicare card number are fraudulent. “Don’t ever give anyone your Medicare number or your Social Security number,” she warned. Telephone, Internet scams Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Better Business Bureau President/CEO John North and Presser all listed what’s known as the “Grandma Scheme” as one of the most prevalent attempts at cyber crime today. Con artists pose as friends or family members in need to defraud potential victims. For example, a scammer hacks into a consumer’s email account and sends messages to all the consumer’s contacts saying the consumer has been hurt or is in trouble in another country and needs money immediately. Similarly, scammers may contact grandparents, pretend to be their grandchild in See SCAMS/Page 18A


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Burmeister back on the job Sidney Police Officer Christopher Burmeister is back on the job following refresher training. He recently started working a g a i n after an Burmeister incident almost a year ago in which he was fired on the recommendation of


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Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler. Burmeister filed a grievance with the police union, and the deciwas recently sion overturned. Gessler had said that “we disagree with the arbitrator’s decision but will abide by it, as we are required to do so.” Gessler also stated that the position Burmeister previously held no longer exists. “He will be assigned

to an open position,” said Gessler. The chief said Burmeister’s reinstatement will not cause staffing or financial problems since the department was not fully staffed. “The budget was prepared with Burmeister’s position being vacant in 2012,” Gessler said. “The budgetary impact of this reinstatement is under review.”

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In Sidney Municipal Court Friday, Earnest S. Wriston, 46, at large, waived a preliminary hearing on felony drug abuse charges and was held for action of Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $25,000 was continued in the case. • Ashley Fitchpatrick, 23, 811 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. A, also waived a preliminary hearing on felony charges of permitting drug abuse and possession of criminal tools. Bond of $25,000 was transferred to the county court. • Corey Arbogast Jr., 20, 1117 Hilltop Ave., Apt. D, was fined $125 and costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail for underage consumption of alcohol. Thirty days of the sentence may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. The sentence will be served concurrently with a sentence he is currently serving. • Rickey Gallimore, 43, of Piqua, was fined $175 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail on a charge of violating a temporary protection order that was amended to disorderly conduct. Ten days of the sentence will be suspended if he has no further contact with the victim and if fines and costs are paid in full and he is compliant with probation, 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • Randy L. Stout, 46,



of Wapakoneta, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a charge of passing bad checks that was amended to disorderly conduct. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. The court noted restitution has been paid. • Brian Davis, 30, 617 1/2 N. Main Ave., was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to six months in jail on a domestic violence charge. He will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 30 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full 30 days may be reconsidered. • Shelby A. Fisher, 20, of Wapakoneta, was fined $100 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for 90 days for failing an alcohol blood test. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. Charges of driving while under the influence and failing to display a license were dismissed at the request of the prosecutor. • Weston A. Steenrod, 31, 717 Mohave Court, was fined $250 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for 90 days on a charge of failing a blood alcohol breath test that was amended to reckless operation. Charges of driving while under the influence and failing to

stop for a traffic light were dismissed at the request of the prosecutor. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • James P. Shields, 44, of Covington, was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for driving while under the influence. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Gina C. Dyer, 44, of Rushsylvania, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to eight days in jail on a charge of driving while under suspension from a previous DUI conviction that was amended to failure to display a license. Five days of the sentence may be suspended if fines and costs are paid in full and the remaining three days will be suspended if she violates no laws for one year. • Robert E. Barga, 58, 826 N. Oak Ave., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to six months in jail for driving while under suspension. Thirty days of the sentence will be suspended if he does not drive until he obtains a valid Ohio license, and he will be permitted to serve 120 days in house arrest in lieu of 120 days jail. Thirty days of the jail sentence may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full.

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JACKSON CENTER — Terry D. Nolan, 71, of Jackson Center, went home to be with the Lord on T h u r s d a y, March 8, 2012, He died of leukemia at 7:05 p.m. at the James Cancer Care Center at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. He was born in Troy, Dec. 8, 1940, the son of the late Patrick Leroy and Edna (Spade) North Nolan. Also preceding him in death were halfsisters, Dorothy Evans and Betty Moyer and half-brothers, Harold and Garold North. On March 27, 1976, in St. Boniface Church, Piqua, he married the former Nancy Zumberger, and she survives along with brothers, Arthur (Peg) Nolan of West Point, Miss., and Leo (Vivian) Nolan, of Troy; sister-in-law, Sandra (Randy) Thompson, of Sidney; brothers-inlaw, Ronald (Sue) Zumberger, of Quincy, Richard (Dawn) Zumberger, of Maplewood and mother-in-law, Terentia Zumberger, of Maplewood; nephew, John (Rosalind) Nolan,

of England; and his goddaughter, (Rick) Lisa Schaffer, of Dayton. Terry was a new and used car salesman at several area dealerships. He also had the Curio Shelf craft store in Sidney for several years. After retiring, Terry volunteered at Jackson Center Schools. He always had a story or joke to share. He loved to travel with Eldon and Barb Wical. Pastor Don Faulder will conduct a funeral Monday, service March 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Jackson Center where friends may call on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson. Memorial contributions in memory of Terry may be made to a scholarship in his name to a graduating senior from Jackson Center High School or the library at the school. Condolences may be at expressed w w w . s m i t h

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University freezes fees URBANA — The Urbana University Board of Trustees and Administration has announced that the tuition, room and board charges for the 2012-13 academic year will not increase for undergraduate students. “ These times demand that we do all we can to help students and their families. Urbana University remains committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Urbana University. Dr. Steve Polsley, chair of the Board of Trustees, added, “In a time when our prospective and returning students are struggling to afford their education, we remain committed to holding down the cost of tuition. We are dedicated to the success of our students and that requires that we make their education affordable.” Tuition increases for 2011-12 averaged 4.6 percent at private institutions nationwide and similar increases are expected for 2012-13. Urbana University’s commitment to making

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Russell Road. Principal Jerry Lenhart provided an update on the program. The board also approved a contract with Louise Burgess, guidance counselor. The board also approved purchase service contracts from Marjorie Bixler, Heather and Fitness Program for 21st CCLC; Dona Furrow, Charles Tucker, Mike McRill, Jerry Lenhart, Chris Lauterbach, Chad Gessler, Kevin Stapleton, McKenzie Lotz, Spring Loving Solutions/Parent Project Classes; and Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Space Exploration: The Human Element. Donations were also accepted during the meeting from PGM Community Foundation, Air/Space Gifted Program, $1,000; Cargill, Academia Scholarship, $900; city of Sidney, Summer Intern Program, $250; and SMSproTECH, SAGA, $250.

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As spring and cemetery maintenance operations resume, Parks Director Duane Gaier and staff share Graceland Cemetery guidelines relating to removal of gravesite decorations to facilitate mowing and trimming operations. “The city of Sidney’s desire is to keep the appearance of Graceland Cemetery esthetically pleasing, in the safest and most efficient manner possible,” Gaier said. Following are rules from the city ordinances realated to cemetery operations: No person shall disturb the quiet and good order of the cemetery by loud or boisterous noise or improper conduct. Pets brought into the cemetery shall be kept on a leash and are permitted only on the roadway. The pet owner or handler shall pick up animal waste and dispose of it off-site. All monuments shall be set upon a foundation installed by the city per the fee set by Section 921.02. The foundation

will not be installed by the city until the soil has properly settled following the burial. The city manager or his designee shall determine when a monument may be placed within the Cemetery. No planting of woody plants is permitted on any grave. Flowers may be planted in a bed next to the monument foundation. However, flowers may not be planted around any flat marker. All flowerbeds shall be maintained by the lot owner or next-of-kin. If a flowerbed becomes unsightly, cemetery personnel shall remove the bed and reseed. Temporary floral arrangements may be set next to the grave for a period of seven days before and seven days after Memorial Day. Between Nov. 15 and April 1, winter wreaths or grave blankets will be permitted. Winter wreaths and grave blankets must be removed by April 2 or they will be re-

moved by the city. General cleaning of the cemetery will begin each year during the second full week following Easter. All grave decorations must be removed from the cemetery grounds. Deteriorated, unsightly and inappropriate grave decorations, as determined by the city manager or his designee, shall be removed. The cemetery personnel will not retain or store items removed from a grave. No monument or grave marker shall be placed on an indigent gravesite unless payment is made, in full, of the city’s expenses for indigent services. Due to health and safety concerns for the public maintenance workers, as well as to avoid the appearance of clutter, the following items will not be allowed on the cemetery grounds or around gravesites: (1) Styrofoam cups and containers (2) Decorative fencing (3) Rocks and stones (4) Wire or objects

made of wire (5) Glass, ceramic, or other similar ornamental objects (i.e. benches, garden stones, statuary, Sheppard’s hooks, low voltage lighting, etc) (6) Cardboard or paper (7) Toys or stuffed animals (8) Balloons or inflatable items A general rule of thumb - if the decoration is not completely on the foundation or headstone (monument), it is not allowed. The above items that are “freestanding” or in the grass will be removed by the city staff and placed in a fenced, locked storage area. They will be available for pick up during the hours of operations at Graceland (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for a minimum of two weeks after removal. Flower arrangements will not be saved in the storage area. Further clarification, if needed, can be obtained by contacting the office at Graceland Cemetery, 498-8170 or


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Feds: Credit card numbers stolen at McDonald’s men, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Souders said he was not aware anyone had been appointed. The complaint says investigators discovered “approximately 282” card numbers on a laptop found in a suspect’s vehicle. The majority of the cards had been used at a McDonald’s on South Zurich Avenue in Tulsa, according to the Secret Service. Internet searches had been done on the computer for magnetic strip card readers and writers and skimming devices. Ponca City police arrested the men Oct. 16 on suspicion of using counterfeit cards at a Walmart Supercenter. The four had debit and gift cards encoded with stolen numbers, and inside a vehicle, authorities found a laptop, a magnetic card reader and writer, three iPads and Walmart receipts, according to the complaint. The McDonald’s employee told authorities Jefferson would come to his apartment each night after work and download the card numbers from the skimmer. He said he was paid $600 and given two laptops and a Nintendo 3DS.

An unnamed suspect told a Tulsa police detective he met Jefferson at school in Tulsa, and Jefferson told him about a credit card scam. “(The suspect) stated Jefferson eventually told him about a scam that originated in Ghana where a person uses gift cards that have been reencoded with stolen credit card numbers to purchase merchandise,” according to the affidavit. Jefferson, 20, and Tetty-Mensah, 19, are from Columbus, Ohio; Mensah, 21, is from Dayton; and Baah, 20, is from West Columbus. A woman contacted the Bank of Oklahoma about $316.32 in charges on her debit card from a Tulsa Walmart, and surveillance footage shows Tetty-Mensah making the purchases, according to the affidavit. Hector Hernandez, resident agent in charge of the Secret Service office in Tulsa, said he hopes attention to skimming cases will deter others. “Big ones like this, there are several that happen throughout the year,” Hernandez said. Secret Service Special Agent Robert Idoux said there are other suspects in the case.

Local GOP leader says deal offered to quit race COLUMBUS (AP) — A Republican Party chairman in a northeast Ohio county alleges the governor’s allies offered him a say in gubernatorial appointments if he didn’t run for a position on the panel that elects state’s GOP chairman, a newspaper reported Friday. Portage County GOP Chairman Andrew Manning told The Columbus Dispatch ( ) friends of Republican Gov. John Kasich relentlessly pressured him. He told the newspaper he’s sent a notarized affidavit to the FBI, county prosecutors and the state inspector general asking them to investigate whether laws were broken. “In my opinion, I felt

it was unethical and it crossed the line, but I don’t know about it being against the law,” Manning said. Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said the governor would never permit anyone to do in his name what Manning alleges. “That may be how it used to be done or how other folks do it but it’s not how this governor works,” Nichols said. “No one authorized to represent the governor would do that.” Kasich has made clear he wants the GOP central committee that governs the state party to replace Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine. Manning has been on the 66-member committee since 2008 and ran to


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keep his position during Tuesday’s primary, but said the re-election bid was undetermined and could require a recount. He said he had been asked not to run because it was perceived he supported DeWine. He said he was told that, if he withdrew from the race, he’d be designated “the governor’s guy” in the county and have influence over the selection of state appointees there, such as members of Kent State University boards. “It wasn’t overt,” he said, “but this is pretty much how I understood it: If I was not to be a candidate, then I would get the governor’s support and help.” Messages were left by The Associated Press on Friday at the county GOP office and at Manning’s number at the office.

Early effort fails for gay marriage measure COLUMBUS (AP) — Supporters of a measure that would allow gay marriage in Ohio have failed in their initial efforts toward getting the issue on the ballot. Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday that Freedom to Marry Ohio had submitted the initial required 1,000 voter signatures but had not supplied an adequate description of the measure. The group seeks to repeal and replace a 2004 state constitutional amendment that says Ohio only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman. DeWine’s initial approval was needed before the group could start an effort to obtain the 385,000 signatures needed to put the measure before Ohio voters.

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CINCINNATI BENGALS defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer (center) helps with post-tornado cleanup Friday in Moscow. About 35 Bengals office personnel and a few players volunteered to help at the town that was heavily damaged last Friday by a tornado.

Delegation asks Obama for storm relief aid COLUMBUS (AP) — U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and other members of the Ohio congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to meet the governor’s request for a disaster declaration and federal aid in response to last week’s harsh storms and tornadoes.

Portman, a Republican, and Brown, a Democrat, are supporting Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’siks) request for the declaration in Clermont County and federal resources for Scioto, Adams and Pike counties. Three people were killed and hundreds of buildings damaged in

southern Ohio in the storm system that killed dozens across five states. In a Friday letter to Obama, the Ohio delegation says federal aid is critically needed to ensure health and safety. It says damage is so severe that state and local governments don’t have the ability to adequately respond.

Wastewater well operator claims quake link premature BY JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — The operator of an Ohio gas-drilling wastewater well that was linked to a dozen small earthquakes says the state has based its findings on incomplete science. D&L Energy noted in a statement Friday that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources came to its conclusions without testing the well. It says the well complied with all state regulations at the time it was idled by the company in January. D&L said there is “no

reason to rush and accept bad or incomplete science,” since the well is closed. Similar wells have been known to cause earthquakes elsewhere. The environmental department cites “coincidental circumstances” suggesting the quakes in

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Coming back HOUSTON (AP) — Raising campaign cash in Republican territory, President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a rebounding economy and accused Republicans of banking on voters having “amnesia” about the steps that led to a brutal economic collapse. “The recovery is accelerating. America is coming back,” Obama told 600 supporters at a Texas fundraiser. Bidding for re-election, Obama bounded between a rally-style event in a sprawling Rolls-Royce manufacturing plant south of Richmond, Va., to a pair of Houston fundraisers. Framing the trip: a new monthly jobs report showing employers 227,000 jobs in February, the latest sign that the economy is headed in the right direction. Every month’s jobs report is seen as a barometer of the economy and an important factor in the presidential race. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent, the result of more Americans looking for work as job growth takes hold month by month.


He probably didn’t mean it literally ELYRIA (AP) — Police say a northeast Ohio woman arguing with her husband about ending their marriage bit off a portion of his lip. According to media outlets, an Elyria police report says the husband of 26-year-old Ameryst Blaylock told officers she said “If you don’t want me, I am going to make sure no one wants you” before biting off the right side of his lower lip. Blaylock is charged in Elyria Municipal Court with felonious assault and domestic violence in the alleged Thursday attack and was released on a recognizance bond. Officers found the bitten-off lip on a couch next to a cigarette. The report says doctors were unable to reattach it. A message seeking comment from Blaylock’s attorney was not immediately returned after business hours Friday.

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Records show Japan government knew meltdown risk early BY MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Just four hours after a tsunami swept into the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan’s leaders knew the damage was so severe that the reactors could melt down, but they kept their knowledge secret for months. Five days into the crisis, thenPrime Minister Naoto Kan voiced his fears that it could turn worse than Chernobyl. The revelations were in documents released Friday, almost a year after the disaster. The minutes of the government’s crisis management meetings from March 11 — the day the earthquake and tsunami struck — until late December were not recorded and had to be reconstructed retroactively. They illustrate the confusion, lack of information, delayed response and miscommunication among government, affected towns and plant officials, as some ministers expressed the sense that nobody was in charge when the plant conditions quickly deteriorated. The minutes quoted an unidentified official explaining that cooling functions of the reactors were kept running only by batteries that would last just eight hours. “If temperatures in the reactor cores keep rising beyond eight hours, there is a possibility of meltdown,” the offi-

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IN THIS March 11, 2011, file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), tsunami waves gush into a complex near the Unit 4 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okuma town Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Right after its three reactors sank into meltdowns, the government vowed to crack down on the cozy relations between the nuclear industry and its regulators. cial said during the first meeting, which started about four hours after the magnitude9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, setting off the crisis. Apparently the government tried to play down the severity of the damage. A spokesman for the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was replaced after he slipped out a possibility of meltdown during a news conference March 12. The plant operator, Tokyo

Electric Power Co., acknowledged a partial meltdown much later, in May. Top government spokesman Yukio Edano, who is now trade minister, urged other ministers to watch what they said to the public. “We must provide information fast, but it must be accurate,” Edano said on March 14. “We must be clear about all our evaluations and judgment, and announce them only after we reach a decision.” While then-trade minister

Police say Gunman might have sought more victims BY KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who killed a worker and shot several other people at a psychiatric hospital on the University of Pittsburgh campus lived nearby and used two semiautomatic pistols, one of them stolen, as he marched around checking offices possibly in an attempt to find more victims before campus police fatally shot him, authorities said Friday. John Shick began shooting almost immediately upon entering the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic lobby Thursday afternoon, wearing a tan trench coat, Tshirt, jeans and two watches. He also had a fanny pack containing plastic bags with medicines police haven’t disclosed and carried a box of ammunition. Shick, 30, fatally shot one clinic worker and wounded six other people, Pittsburgh

major crimes Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said at a news conference. After the initial shootings, Shick went up a stairwell to a second-floor parking area, where he apparently tried to exit but couldn’t because he didn’t have an electronic card needed to open a secure door. A window on the door was shot but didn’t shatter, suggesting Shick tried to shoot his way through. Police believe Pitt officers, who had trained for a Virginia Tech-style shooting, encountered Shick as he came back down the stairs and into the lobby, perhaps planning to escape through the front door he had entered. “We practice this,” Pitt campus police Chief Tim Delaney said. “A lot of these (law enforcement techniques) came out of Virginia Tech. They engaged in gunfire as soon as they entered the front door.” Police aren’t sure how many shots were fired in the

brief gun battle, but Delaney said there were so many that smoke hung in the lobby afterward. No witnesses have reported that Shick said or did anything to explain his motives, and police said they found nothing on him to indicate a reason. Shick shot seven people, including clinic geriatric therapist Michael Schaab, who was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the shooting began, the medical examiner’s office said. The surviving victims are expected to recover. Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is affiliated with the clinic, said they had treated five adults for gunshot wounds. Kathryn Leight, a 64year-old front lobby receptionist identified by her family as a victim, and a man were listed in serious condition. Two others were still hospitalized, and one had been discharged.

Greece secures biggest debt writedown in history BY GABRIELE STEINHAUSER Associate Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe’s economy from being dragged further into chaos. Greece would have risked defaulting on its debt in two weeks without the agreement, sparking turmoil in the markets and sending shock waves through the other 16 countries that use the euro. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos called the deal — which shaves some 105 billion ($138 billion) off Greece’s 368 billion ($487 billion) debt load — an important “historic success” in a televised address to the nation Friday night. “For the first time, Greece is not

adding but taking debt off the backs of its citizens.” The country said 83.5 percent of private investors holding its government debt had agreed to a bond swap, taking a cut of more than half the face value of their investments as well as accepting softer repayment terms for Greece. The swap aiming to turn around the country’s debt-ridden economy was a key condition to secure a 130 billion ($172 billion) rescue package from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. The managing director of the Institute of International Finance, which negotiated the deal with Greece for large investors, called the bond swap “the largest ever” debt restructuring. “This has been painful and the pain is not over yet. But I now can see light at the end of the tunnel for the Greek econ-

omy,” Charles Dallara told Greece’s Mega television. He estimated Greece could return to the markets “within a few years.” If recovery continues, “I think the risk for Greece and the risk on the eurozone will be very manageable,” he said. Of the investors holding the 177 billion ($234 billion) in bonds governed by Greek law, 85.8 percent joined. The deadline for those owning foreign-law bonds was extended to March 23. Creditors holding Greeklaw bonds who refused to sign up will be forced into the deal. The decision to force losses on some bondholders means that the debt relief will trigger payouts of so-called credit default swaps, a type of insurance on bonds. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the private organization that rules on such cases, said its committee ruled that a “restructuring credit event” occurred.

Banri Kaieda suggested on March 11 that residents within a (6-mile) 10-kilometer radius might have to be evacuated, the government ordered 1,800-plus residents within a 1.2-mile (2-kilometer) zone to leave. Then that expanded to 5 miles (3 kilometers), then to 6 miles (10 kilometers) within two hours, and finally to 12 miles (20 kilometers) the next day. Kan said a 12-mile (20-kilometer) zone would suffice. After seeing a series of explosions and fires at reactor buildings, Kan on March 16 cautioned his Cabinet about the possibility that the Fukushima crisis could be worse than the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Kan was particularly concerned about a spent fuel pool inside the No. 4 reactor building, which had the largest number of fuel rods and rising water temperatures. “We should worry about the Unit 4 pool, whose temperature has been on the rise,” he said, adding that other spent fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi, as well as four others at the neighboring Dai-ni plant, could also deteriorate. “The amount of radiation that could be released from those reactors could be larger than Chernobyl. We must keep cooling the reactors, whatever it takes. It’s going to be a long battle,” he said, according to the minutes dated March 16.

‘Friend’ offer reveals other wife BY MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Facebook’s automatic efforts to connect users through “friends” they may know recently led two Washington women to find out they were married to the same man, at the same time. That led to the man, corrections officer Alan L. O’Neill, being slapped with bigamy charges. According to charging documents filed Thursday, O’Neill married a woman in 2001, moved out in 2009, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. The first wife first noticed O’Neill had moved on to another woman when Facebook suggested the friendship connection to wife No. 2 under the “People You May Know” feature. “Wife No. 1 went to wife No. 2’s page and saw a picture of her and her husband with a wedding cake,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told The Associated Press. Wife No. 1 then called the defendant’s mother. “An hour later the defendant arrived at (Wife No. 1’s) apartment, and she asked him several times if they were divorced,” court records show. “The defendant said, ‘No, we are still married.’” Neither O’Neill nor his first wife had filed for divorce, according to charging documents. The name change came in December, and later that month he married his second wife. O’Neill allegedly told wife No. 1 not to tell anybody about his dual marriages, that he would fix it, the documents state. But wife No. 1 alerted authorities. “Facebook is now a place where people discover things about each other they end up reporting to law enforcement,” Lindquist said. Athima Chansanchai, a freelance journalist who writes about social media, said Facebook over the years has played a role in both creating relationships and destroying them. “It’s just the latest vessel by which people can stray if they want to,” she said. O’Neill, 41, was previously known as Alan Fulk. He has worked as a Pierce County corrections officer for five years,sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.


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This Evening • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

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• Catholic Adult Singles Club meets at the Garst Museum in Greenville. Call (419) 678-8691 for information. Egbert

Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • The New Knoxville Community Library will hold story time from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 3, 4 and 5. Stories, songs and more.

Monday Evening • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. • Diabetic support group meets at 7 p.m. in conference room one of the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. • Shelby County Woodcarvers meets at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. Beginners to master carvers are welcome. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Rainbow Gardeners meets at noon at the American Legion.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will host story time at 6:30 p.m. • The Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, offers a stroke support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. This group will help patients, families and caregivers to understand multiple components of strokes. For more information, call (419) 394-3335, ext. 1128. • The Upper Valley Medical Center Cancer Care Center’s breast cancer support group meets at the Farmhouse on the UVMC Campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway/County Road 25-A. The meeting is open to cancer survivors, families and friends. There will be a 6:30 p.m. social time and the meeting from 7 to 8:15 p.m. For more information, contact Chris Watercutter at (937) 4404638 or 492-1033 or Robin Supinger at 440-4820. • Caring for Someone with Cancer, a support group for people caring for cancer patients, meets for social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center Campus, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. For more information, contact Robin Supinger at (937) 440-4824 or Tami Lee at 492-1925. • The ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Support Group, sponsored by Swank Counseling, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W Main St., Troy. There is no charge, but registration is required by calling (937) 339-9876. Additional information is available at

Anna man to celebrate 90 years Kenten Egbert, of Anna, will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house March 18, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1028 W. Park St., Sidney. Egbert was born March 21, 1922, in Kettlersville. He graduated from Anna High School and served in the U.S. Army from July 1943 to February 1946. During his time in the Army, he was a medic at the 137th Station Hospital in Guadalcanal and he served in New Caledonia. He then worked at Botkins Grain and Feed Co., advancing from salesman to sales manager to vice president of marketing. He retired in 1987. During his career in feed sales, he sat on the Poultry Advisory Board of the Ohio State University and he was president of the Ohio Poultry Association. He served for many years in the chaplaincy program of Wilson Memorial Hospital. He and his late wife, Cathryn, were active in the Gideons International, where Kenten served as a state officer and in the jail ministry. The couple enjoyed travel to England, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, the Holy Lands, Spain, Morocco and much of the United States. Egbert has three sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Melanie Egbert, of Botkins; Harry and Becky Egbert, of Anna; and Jason and Jodi Egbert, of Troy. He has one living daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Kevin Beaty, of Piqua, and a deceased daughter, Teri Geuy. He has 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one g r e a t - g r e a t grandchild. The hosts of the open house have requested that no gifts be given, but cards are welcomed. ONLINE

JACKSON CENTER — Fred and Evelyn Bodenmiller, of Jackson Center, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house hosted by their children March 18, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 310 Davis St. Fred and the former Evelyn Boyd were married March 17, 1962, in the First Baptist Church in Kenton. The Rev. Neil Schultz officiated. James Brown was best man and Barb Brown was matron of honor. Fred is the son of the late Fred and Eileen Bodenmiller, He has five living sisters and three living brothers: Mary Rickey, Maxine Bowden and Don Bodenmiller, all of Sidney; Frances Fridley, of Anna, Joann Free and Rosie Mullen, both of Botkins; Richard Bodenmiller, of St. Paris; and Tom Bodenmiller, of Jackson Center. Gerry Brown, a sister, and Robert Bodenmiller, a brother, are deceased. Evelyn is the daughter of the late Dorothy (Alvin) Stuber and the

Mr. and Mrs. Bodenmiller late Jess Boyd. She has three sisters, Ruth Kahley, Nellie Fulton and Betty Boyd, all of the Kenton area. The couple are the parents of three sons and a daughter. They have two daughters-inlaw and a son-in-law: Fred and Christina Bodenmiller, Beverly and Brad Wren and Joseph and Jennifer Bodenmiller, all of Jackson Center, and Darrell Bodenmiller, of Buckeye, Ariz. They have 10 grandchildren: Tiffany, Steand Seth fanie Bodenmiller; Brandon and Justin Bodenmiller; Erin, Jessica and Sean Wren; and Spencer and Caleb Bodenmiller. Evelyn retired from Jackson Center Schools

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Mascho to lead Compassionate Care sors and table hosts are sought. The second annual 5K run will be at Tawawa Park May 5. Eric Ditmer, chairman for the Facilities Committee, reported that he will assess rooftop air conditioning units to make sure they are in proper working condition. The approval of professional privileges was given to 17 individuals who provide services in their respective fields at the clinic.

Channel 2’s Bucher to speak at luncheon There are still tickets available for the second Sidney Altrusa of Club's three-part luncheon Enrichment Series on March 15 which will feature Jim Bucher from WDTN-Channel 2. Bucher will share many of his life experiences while working for WDTN over the past 20 years. Hear it straight from one of the Miami Valley’s best story tellers. He joined Channel 2 in 1984 and has won numerous Ohio News Photographer Association awards and an Emmy. Outside of his Channel 2 duties, he is very

active in the community, serving on the board of advisers for Aviation Trail and the Marketing Committee for Carillon Park, to name a few. He is a native and resident of Dayton and graduate of Dayton Christian High School. The luncheon seminars will be catered by The Spot and held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 707 N. Ohio Ave. beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. The series will conclude on April 19 with Dr. Lisa Alvetro. Co-sponsored by Sell, Hegemann & Zimmer-

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man Co. LPA and Wilson Memorial Hospital, Tickets are $20 for an individual seminar and may be purchased from any Altrusa member or at CR Frame Gallery, 115 S. Ohio Ave. and School’s Locker Stocker, 126 E. Poplar St. Altrusa International is a nonprofit organization service with special interest in literacy. The Sidney Club engages in many varied philanthropic and service enterprises of local benefit with a special interest in scholarships for higher education for deserving local students.

Jane Madden, of Sidney, leads a church service titled “Let Justice Prevail” at First Baptist Church recently. The service was in recognition of World Day of Prayer and had been written by Malaysian women. For photo reprints, visit

RECENT BIRTHS EICHELBERGER Christine Byler and Michael A. Eichelberger, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a son, Damien Mykel Eichelberger, Feb. 21, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Girls to mark 100th anniversary L I M A , we support OH–Girl girls in this Scouts of country Western and seek to TROY —- Brukner Nature ing this amphibious adventure. joins the Ohio get Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Junior Scouts can earn their Girl Scouts issue of Road, has announced two Rocks Rock badge during an around the girls’ leadovernight events for Girl Scouts. overnight event at the end of the nation to ership on The Amphibious Brownie Ad- month. make the the naventure is for Brownie Scouts From 7 p.m. March 30 to 9 a.m. world a bett i o n a l who want to earn their Senses March 31, Nature Trekkers for ter place and agenda. Try-It. Juniors will permit scouts to becelebrate The cause The event runs from 7 p.m. come geologists for an evening Girl Scout — ToGetMarch 16 to 9 a.m. March 17. as they complete the necessary Week, March HerThere Participants will learn to iden- badge work. 11–17. The — will help tify several different frog species To register or get information, week honors b r e a k and earn their Senses Try-It dur- call (937) 698-6493. the 100th down socieanniversary tal barriers of Girl Scouting in the gether can change the their full leadership po- that hinder girls from United States, which world. Scouting helps tential. achieving the highest Girl Scouts will use ranks in all fields and infalls on March 12 — the girls discover who they day in 1912 that 18 girls can be and what they the occasion of its 100th dustries, from science met for their first meet- can do, wherever they birthday to incite a mon- and technology to busiing with Girl Scout choose to put their ener- umental shift in the way ness and government. founder, Juliette Gordon gies. Girl Scouts of the Low. Helping girls to dis- USA (GSUSA) — the nacover their strengths tional Girl Scout organiGREENVILLE — The shopping and special through impacting their zation — is celebrating Towne Squares Quilt events. communities was what its centennial, and using Club in Greenville is The bus will pick up Juliette Gordon Low in- this unique moment in sponsoring a bus trip to riders in Lima at 6:30 stilled from the earliest its history to declare the Cincinnati Interna- a.m. at East Gate Mall, days. In 1912, Low en- 2012 the Year of the Girl tional Quilt Show on in Piqua at 7:15 a.m. at couraged girls to prepare and launch the ToGetH- April 14. Joann Fabric parking not only for traditional erThere campaign — the The cost is $42 per lot, in Greenville at 7:40 homemaking, but also boldest cause campaign person and that includes a.m. at Greenville Amerfor future roles as pro- dedicated to girls’ lead- show admission. The ican Legion and in Enfessional women. Today, ership issues in the na- show is featuring quilt glewood at Meijer at Girl Scouts travel the tion’s history. As GSUSA exhibits, world-class 8:20 a.m. world, learn 21st century and local Girl Scout business skills and pre- councils across the counpare for a high-tech fu- try, including Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, launch ture. Scouts believe that this cause, they are urgone girl can make a dif- ing all members of sociFoundations in ference and that girls to- ety to help girls achieve

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His maternal grandparents are Dianne Lake and Ben Byler. His stepgrandmother is Nina Byler. His paternal grandparents are Joyce and Michael Eichelberger. His great-grandparents are Christine and Maurice Lake, Maxine and Richard Byler, Maryann Betts and Louise Kirkland. His mother is the former Christine Byler, of Sidney. BREEZE VERSAILLES — Daniel and Carla Breeze, of Versailles, have announced the birth of a son, Wesley Kenneth Breeze, Feb. 22, 2012, at 11:57 a.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Jenna, 4, and Lydia, 1, and his brother, Gavin, 3. His maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Debra Ernst, of Fort Loramie. His paternal grandparents are Dale and

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Karen Breeze, of Russia. His great-grandparents are Ivo Gottemoeller, of Fort Loramie, and Mae Stoltz, of Versailles. His mother is the former Carla Ernst, of Fort Loramie. STORER TROY — Shaun and Autumne Storer, of Troy, have announced the birth of a daughter, Alana Elaine Storer, March 3, 2012, at 4:02 a.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Susan Shock, of Troy, and Skip Natalia, of Middletown. Her paternal grandparents are Lowell and Carol Storer, of Ludlow Falls. Her great-grandparents are Richard and Lucy Furrow, of Christiansburg. Her mother is the former Autumne Natalia, of Middletown.

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MINSTER — Minster Local Elementary School will host its open house and music program Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s program is “A Barnyard Moosical,” written by Michael and Jill Gallina. The second- and thirdgraders will be performing as funky dancing chickens, neatnik pigs, gourmet goats who refuse to eat garbage and a chorus line of hoofing cows. Following the program, guests are invited to visit the classrooms, look at the numerous art displays and observe some fun dancing and cup stacking by the physical education department. The music program will be repeated Friday at 2 p.m. for Grandparent’s Day.


member of the Compassionboard. ate Care of Dr. Jeff Van Shelby County Treese and Inc. held its were reorSchroeder annual welcomed as new ganization board members. meeting Feb. Director Teresa 27. Dittmer presented S t e v e was the annual report Mascho Mascho and the treaelected chairsurer’s report. man; Deb Committee chairpeoWolfinger, vice chairwoman; Laura Barley, ple gave the following secretary, and Joan notices: Plans for the annual Schroeder, treasurer. banquet Outgoing Chairwoman fundraising Dr. Lisa Alvetro will scheduled for March 18 continue to serve as a progress. Table spon-

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Edison to host career expo Edward Jones recognized ices participating, representing some of the major employers in the area. Also in attendance this year will be representatives from some of the area’s four-year colleges and universities, who will be assisting students with information on credit transfers and various degree programs. Edison’s Career Services department proresources to vides students, alumni and the community in the areas of career searching and advising. Individuals can come to the department for guidance when they are considering a career change or have experienced a job loss. Skilled career advisors guide them through a career assessment process and links to significant data on career fields and the

job market. Many resources are available on the website at “Edison is pleased to have the opportunity to again work with the Upper Valley Career Center, area Job Centers, and Rehabilitation Services to bring this event to the community,” Gibellino added. “With more than 50 organizations participating this year, we’re expecting a big turnout from people in the community who are on the hunt for a new job or are just looking for information about who’s hiring and what kinds of positions are available.” For more information on the 2012 Career Expo, contact Edison at (937) 778-7856 or go online to

Hobart cited for violations FROM TROY DAILY NEWS Hobart Brothers Company was cited for 55 violations — 31 of those deemed “serious” for a variety of safety and health violations — by the U.S. Department of Labor Monday. The welding wire and ground power manufacturer located in Troy could potentially be fined up to $174,600 by the U.S. Occupational and Health Administration. In a press release, Hobart Brothers Company said, “Hobart Brothers Company recently re-

ceived a notice of Citation and Penalty from the U.S. Department of Labor for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. We are in the process of reviewing the citation and will work to rectify all of the issues brought to our attention. At Hobart Brothers, our people’s safety is of the utmost importance and we will continue to work with the Department of Labor to provide a safe workplace.” The OSHA report states that the 55 safety and health violations including inadequate lockout/tagout programs, fall

protection and noise sampling and failure to provide appropriate personal protective equipment for employees performing energized electrical work. Twelve serious health violations with penalties of $51,300 involve failing to sample noise levels, train workers on hazard communication and provide confined space evaluations. “A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer

knew or should have known,” OSHA said. The citations issued to Hobart Brothers can be viewed at citations/Hobart_Safety_ 98332_0302012.pdf Hobart Brothers Co. has until March 20 to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Comm ission, the agency said. A phone call to Hobart Brothers communication director was not returned by press time.

Comfort Keepers offices consolidate in new location VANDALIA — Miami Valley Comfort Keepers is consolidating its offices at a new site in Vandalia. The business serves clients in Shelby, Darke, Miami, Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties. Owner Kristina Clum said the business is relocating its Troy, Englewood, Dayton and Kettering offices to 6640 Poe Ave., Suite 111, Vandalia. She noted that phone numbers remain the same and suggested if care is needed to call (877) 408-4848. Since opening her


first office in Springfield, the business has reportedly experienced rapid growth throughout the Miami Valley and now has a large staff to provide care to seniors in their homes or in assisted living or other senior living facilities. “Most seniors prefer to stay in their own home, and many times, with the addition of a little extra help with daily activities, many of our clients are able to stay safely in the comfort of their own home,” said Clum. “Even if a senior calls an assisted living facility home, we can

provide a level of companionship and service that goes a long way to preserve their quality of life. Merging our Comfort Keepers locations allows us to expand our reach and help an even larger population in and around the Miami Valley area.” Comfort Keepers is a growing international franchise that provides in-home care services for aging adults, new mothers and others needing assistance with daily activities enabling them to stay in their own homes. Services include personal care such as

bathing, toileting, and transferring as well as companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, medicine reminders, and more.

Edward Jones has been honored as a top training company for 12 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001. The firm consistently has earned high marks as an employer of choice in other national rankings. For the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2012.” The firm took the No. 5 overall spot in the ranking and also was named to the No. 3 spot for large companies. For 2012, Edward Jones was the topranked national brokerage on the list and won

special recognition for its financial adviser training, which enrolls nearly 200 trainees monthly. Edward Jones’ Practice Makes Perfect initiative — which significantly increased role play in training programs for recruits from all walks of life, improving their success rates — won one of five Best Practice awards. The 2012 rankings and special recognitions were announced at a Feb. 13 awards dinner during the magazine’s Training 2012 Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga. Edward Jones has a banch office at 2190 Wapakoneta Ave.

STOCK MARKET Listed are Friday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week Alcoa Inc...............9.81 +0.04 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) +0.72 Appld Ind. Tech40.445 -0.42 BP PLC ADR......46.69 Citigroup ............34.20 +0.20 Emerson Elec. ....49.99 +0.32 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......10.26 +0.32 (PF of Clopay Corp.) -0.07 H&R Block Inc...15.90 Honda Motor .....38.30 +0.60 +0.46 Ill. Toolworks .....55.44 (Parent company of Peerless) -0.96 JC Penney Co.....37.66 (Store in Piqua) +0.59 JP Morgan Chase41.03 (Former Bank One, Sidney) -0.02 Kroger Co. ..........24.32 (PF of Kroger) +0.23 Meritor .................7.25

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week Lear Corp ...........45.63 +0.51 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.96.84 -0.12 -0.04 Radio Shack .........7.00 Sherwin-Wllms 106.03 +0.58 +0.18 Sprint ...................2.78 Thor Industries..31.78 -0.20 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.36.72 -0.14 (PF of Time Warner Cable) +0.56 U.S. Bancorp ......29.72 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) +0.70 Walgreen Co.......33.48 +0.31 Walmart Stores .60.08 +0.08 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.89 YUM! Brands.....67.41 +0.42 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........37.91 +0.42 +0.29 Fifth Third ........13.76 0 Peoples Bank .......9.20

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PIQUA — Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo March 20 from 11 to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua Main campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from manufacturing, business, financial services, health care, social services, retail and the armed forces will be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. This year, the expo is sponsored by Edison, the Upper Valley Career Center, area Job Centers and the Rehabilitation Services Commission. Miami, Shelby and Darke County representatives will be on hand to provide resume help and job search assistance. Additional resources, including online

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Minster schools release honor roll haus, Jacob Dues, Zachary Eiting, Megan Gabel, Derek Grieshop, Jacqueline Hoying, Wesley Kogge, Hannah Kuether, Madison Meyer, Brooke Monnin, Ethan Monnin, Maxwell Pelletier, Kelsey Richard, Lindsey Schmidt, Jason Schultz, Julia Slonkosky and Allison St. Clair. Freshmen Honors: Highest Elizabeth Baker, Cassandra Jutte, Danielle Monnin, Rebekah Monnin, James Nixon, Erica Oldiges and Joseph Trzaska. High Honors: Alicia Arling, Gabrielle Barga, Maurice Bornhorst, Austin Brackman, Caleb Broering, Mara Cull, Carlin Elder, Andrew Fausey, Xavier Francis, Maria Heckman, Megan Hilgefort, Blake Mallory, Mariah McKenzie, Taylor Meiring, Alana Poeppelman, Nathan Riethman, Lauren Roetgerman, Loren Schmidt, Jenna Sekas, Kayla Matthew Thien, Trushaw and Nicole Will. Honors: Logan Arnold, Holly Barhorst, Cummans, Tyler Jonathan Fausey, Michaela Goettemoeller, Gabe Goodwin, Abbey Goubeaux, Regan Hahn, Abigayle Hausfeld, RaeAnne Heitkamp, Seth Koenig, Bridget McGowan, James Nevels, Logan Pack, Clifton Perryman, Drew Ripploh, Samuel Schutte, Taylor Trego, Rachel Wehrman, Taylor Wissman, Elijah Wolf and Alexis Wuebker. Sophomores Highest Honors: Nicole Brandewie, John Burke, Olivia Enneking, Claire Fischer, Sara Hosey, Dana Jutte, Megan Kaiser, Kara Kitzmiller, Aubrey Klosterman, Alexis Kyburz, Leah Niekamp, Frederick Purdy and Kayla Richard. High Honors: Andrew Albers, Hannah Barga, Christian Boehnlein, Lorin Carlon,

Joshua Grieshop, Wesley Hegemann, Kristin Hilgefort, Garrett Hogenkamp, Brandon Hoying, Anthony Huelsman, Mitchell Meyer, Whitney Oakley, Jessica Otting, Kathryn Prenger, Casey Schmidt, Sydney Schmidt, Jarod Schmitmeyer, Adam Schulze, Ryan Schulze, Alyssa Skikus, Chelsea Stewart, Thieman, Katelyn Bradley Walterbusch and Olivia Winner. Honors: Alexander Barhorst, John Baumer, Clay Brown, Trey Conkle, Marissa Conrad, Paul Dues, Macy Eshleman, Mark Hackemoeller, Jonathon Heuker, Courtney Kuether, Samantha Osterfeld, Brittany Reeves, Scott Sekas, Hannah Sherman, Joel Tebbe, Cierra Webb, Shelby Wente, Alex Winner, Ethan Wolf and Jacob Wuebker. Juniors Highest Honors: Major Bernhold, Hannah Butler, Natalie Fausey, Samantha Forsthoefel, Allison Jutte, Andrew Knapke, Amanda Sherman and Adam Wehrman. High Honors: Taylor Arnold, Andrew Borges, James Borges, Rachel Cull, Sara Dahlinghaus, Jay Eilerman, Derek Hilgefort, Vlad Kabanov, Claire McGowan, Alisha Monnin, Brittany Adam Mumaw, Niemeyer, Theodore Trzaska and Joshua Tumbusch. Honors: Breanna Eric Dahlinghaus, Dahlinghaus, Madeleine Eiting, Craig Flaute, Jack Fullenkamp, Bridget Geiger, Mason Haney, Alicia Homan, Troy Kauffman, Nicholas Kemper, Anne Klosterman, Megan Liening, Kaitlan Oldiges, Jennifer Phlipot, Devon Poeppelman, Morgan Richard, Korey Schultz, Alan Tebbe and Kurtis Thobe. Seniors Highest Honors: Nicole Barhorst, Desiree

Blair, Drew Elson, Austin Fischer, Jayden Hahn, Lauren Jutte, Austin Knapke, Alexandra Monnin, Brittany Sherman, Janie Wagner and Johanna Winner. High Honors: Aaron Brandewie, Halie Byers, Hanna Floyd, Brittany Heitkamp, Ryan Hoying, Kelly Mueller, Jacquelyn Raible, Heather Schmiesing, Kody Seger, Margo Slonkosky, Nicole St. Clair, Dana Stucke, Wesley Stueve, Megan Timmerman, Kylee Winner and Matthew Wuebker. Honors: Kayla Albers, Courtney Beck, Allison Bensman, Clay Bornhorst, Edward Bruns, Ann Burke, Tara Clune, John Freytag, Daniel Gusching, Samantha Hoelscher, Douglas Huber, Kaitlyn Lehmkuhl, Angela Prenger, Dustin Salm, Francis Slonkosky, Ryan Will and Kayla Wuebker.

OSHA talk set in Celina CELINA — The West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliance will host a talk for businesses, “How to Prepare for an OSHA Visit,” March 22 at the Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center, 900 Havemann Road. The cost is $5 per person. Call (419) 5840398 to register.

Career planning added to open house NEW BREMEN — Under the auspices of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, New Community Bremen Improvement Corporation and New Bremen High School, representatives of local businesses will be at the New Bremen Schools’ open house Monday to discuss career opportu-

nities available locally. The business representatives will be in the New Bremen High School gymnasium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Among the careers they will be able to discuss are accounting, biomedicine, digital design, engineering, information technology, maintenance, medical imaging and manufacturing.

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Her advice is sincere, take it I really don’t like to management DR. WALact this way, but I’m told course. LACE: I’m 19 I’m not sure by my father that it’s and dating a guy how sincere better to “let it out” when who is 21. Brent she is in angry than to hold the is divorced and telling me all anger in. Is this true? — the father of a 2this. Maybe Melody, Atlanta, Ga. year-old son. I’ve MELODY: No, it’s not she doesn’t been dating him want Brent true. People who vent for about six and me to be their anger and frustramonths. We met ’Tween serious be- tion by yelling, swearing, at a church retreat for young 12 & 20 cause she still throwing things or kickloves him. ing the dog not only adults. He is a Dr. Robert What do you cause damage and injury super nice guy. Wallace think? — but also stay upset He has told me longer. Anger fuels itself that he got his girlfriend Nameless, Aurora, Ill. NAMELESS: I would like a fire, and such acpregnant and then married her, but the mar- consider the advice to be tions sustain the emoriage didn’t last. He sincere and would en- tion far beyond the adores his son and has a courage you to take it. initial cause. Bottling up one’s good relationship with Please read my answer his ex-wife. He has a to Melody in the follow- anger is not a good idea, either. The key to effecgood job, doesn’t do ing letter: tive expression is to condrugs, smoke or drink. D R . W A L L A C E : trol the rage impulse, He is handsome and has When I get angry or calm down, then address a great personality. His only flaw is his upset, I explode. I throw the source of the anger horrible temper. If some- things, sometimes I with a clear head, says one cuts him off when swear and I’ve even tried Dr. Charlene Messenger, driving, he almost goes to kick my dog (I a school psychologist in crazy, yelling and missed). My parents also Orlando, Fla. Such conscreaming. He turns explode when they be- trolled anger can be probeet red, and it takes come upset. I guess ductive, supplying the him a long time to cool that’s why I act the same energy to make a needed change. way. down. I talked with his exwife, and she said she still loves Brent, but couldn’t remain his wife because of his violent temper. She said she More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue never felt threatened, Pain Phlebitis but he had a hair-trigger Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots temper and would fly Ankle Sores Burning/Tingling into a rage at the slight/Ulcers Swelling/Throbbing est provocation. Many Bleeding Tender Veins times during his rages, If you have any of the above, he made so much noise there are effective treatment options, covered by insurances. that he frightened his own son. Midwest Dermatology, She also advised me Laser & Vein Clinic not to get into a serious Springboro, OH Tel: 937-619-0222 relationship with Brent Troy, OH Tel: 937-335-2075 until he successfully Call Today For A Visit With a Vein Specialist completed an anger-

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MINSTER — Minster Schools have announced the second quarter honor roll for the junior and senior high school. Grade 7 Highest Honors: Alison Borgerding, Lisa Borges, Colleen Jutte, Jennifer Trzaska and Amanda Winner. High Honors: Carly Barhorst, Hayley Baumer, Jordan Brackman, Nicklaus Chalk, Isaac Dorsten, Macey Elder, Ava Goebel, Jordyn Heitbrink, Sarah Huwer, Aaron Kitzmiller, Morgan Koverman, Alex Oldiges, Noah Poeppelman, Morgan Pohl, Kyle Prenger, Paige Purdy, Sarah Ripploh, Lindsay Roetgerman, Nathan Schwieterman, Maddison Stewart, Benjamin Stubbs and Austen Vanderhorst. Honors: Alejandro Blanco, Leah Brandewie, Dylan Byers, Samuel Dircksen, Aaron Ernst, Caleb Francis, Zoe Heid, Carter Hogenkamp, Sable Hudson, Savanah Luthman, Dezerae Miller, Natalie Oakley, Hailey Oldiges, Cody Schlater, Bryce Schmiesing and Hallie Sherman. Grade 8 Highest Honors: Kaci Bornhorst, Benjamin Butler, Leann Huelsman, Amanda Lehmkuhl, Hannah Schmitmeyer, Jared Thobe and Katie Wuebker. High Honors: Jessica Berelsman, Katherine Burke, Jesse Burkhead, Erin Cavanaugh, Logan Deloye, Alexander Eiting, Peter Falk, Mya Francis, Reid Frick, Kyle Heitkamp, Brett Hoelscher, Evan Huelsman, Pierce McGowan, Margaret Meiring, Laura Meyer, Joshua Nixon, Joshua Otting, Jack Poeppelman, Peter Ranly, Madison Schmidt, Jacob Stechschulte, Chad Stoner, Cortney Thien and Conner Tumbusch. Honors: Adam Bornhorst, Dane Dahling-

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HOROSCOPE TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD Saturday, March 10, 2012 Today is Saturday, March You’re the type of person who enjoys 10, the day of 2012.of being able70th to operate independently others, yet the near future some There arein 296 days left inof your year. biggest successes are likely to the Daylight-saving come through joint endeavors, not begins Sunday time necessarily from solo efforts. at 2 a.m. local Clocks go PISCES (Feb.time. 20-March 20) — Someone who isone indebted to you isn’t likely forward hour. toToday’s clear up his or her obligation in the Highlight in Hisagreed-upon time without being prodtory: ded to do so. It will be up to you to 10, reminder. 1876, the On March provide the necessary ARIES (March 21-April 19) trans— Ignore first successful voice any inclinations you have to postpone mission over Alexander Gramaking a difficult decision. Nothing ham Bell’swithtelephone took will change time, and you’ll only place in Boston hisyou assisbe putting off doingas what must take care of eventually. tant heard Bell say, “Mr. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — SubWatson — come here — I stantial achievements can be made, want to see you.” provided you’re willing to face facts Onpay this and thedate: price. You’re going to what you want the hard In to earn 1496, Christopher ■have way: by doing it yourself. Columbus concluded his secGEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your ond visit Western energy, drive to and the luck all have their limitations, so don’t push anyHisone of Hemisphere as he left them too for far. The results could end up paniola Spain. being counterproductive. In 1785, ■CANCER (JuneThomas 21-July 22)Jeffer— When son was appointed it comes to handling aAmerica’s delicate domestic development, be smart and use minister to France, succeeda featherlike Heavy-handed ing Benjamintouch. Franklin. methods are only likely to create adIn 1848, the Senate rati■ditional rebellion. fied Treaty of22) Guadalupe LEOthe (July 23-Aug. — Think before you open your mouth whenthe conHidalgo, which ended versing with your pals. War. If you don’t, Mexican-American there’s a strong chance that you could In 1880, Salvation ■unwittingly blurtthe out some caustic reArmy the United marks arrived that won’t in be readily forgiven. VIRGOfrom (Aug. England. 23-Sept. 22) — You States of course out for your6.4 own ■should In 1933, a look magnitude interests, but do so in ways that won’t earthquake centered hurt others in the process. If off you Long Beach, Calif., steamroll people to getresulted what you have very little to show inwant, 120you’ll deaths. the end. ■forInit in1949, Nazi wartime LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even broadcaster E. though you mightMildred have considerable Gillars, known as “Axis reserves also upon which to draw, it still might notwas be enough to accomplish Sally,” convicted in your aims. However, don’t lose heart, Washington, D.C., of treason. you’ll have it all soon. (She served 12 years in SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Usually it doesn’t take much to arouse prison.) optimism, yet testy ■your In 1969, James EarlcircumRay stances might cause you to think negpleaded guilty in Memphis, atively. Don’t let gloom overshadow Tenn., to assassinating civil the light. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — rights leader Martin Luther Don’t allow old objectives friends to King Jr. (Ray later orrepudisuffer neglect because of a newfound ated that plea, maintaining enthusiasm on your part. Give each his innocence until hisit one the proper, adequate attention deserves. death.) 19) — ■CAPRICORN In 1972, (Dec. the 22-Jan. three-day This might be one of those days when National Black Political the progress you make isn’t as rapid Convention in as you would likeconvened it to be. However, keep in mind that each and every step Gary, Ind. moves you closer Diet” to your ■you Inmake 1980, “Scarsdale goal. author Dr. 20-Feb. Herman AQUARIUS (Jan. 19) — AlTarnower shot be toput death though yourwas faith might to the long as you attest, hisremember home that in as Purchase, hold fast to the things you believe in, N.Y. (Tarnower’s former life will eventually work out to your lover, Jean satisfaction. Harris, was conCOPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature victed of his murder; she Syndicate, served 12 Inc. years in prison be-

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100 Years



Mostly sunny. High: 49°


Mostly clear. Low: 31°



Mostly sunny. High: 61° Low: 49°


Showers likely. High: 60° Low: 50°

Partly cloudy. High: 69° Low: 50°


Partly cloudy. High: 69° Low: 50°



Nice weekend with sunshine

Partly cloudy. High: 69° Low: 50°

We’ll see a nice weekend as high pressure builds across the a r e a . Look for lots of sunshine Saturday but still cool with highs in the upper 40s to near 50. Temperatures will be even milder on Sunday with a feel of spring in the air.





High Thursday.......................56 Low Thursday .......................33

24 hours ending at 7 a.m...0.26 Month to date.....................1.04 Year to date........................5.71

Saturday’s sunset ......6:39 p.m. Sunday’s sunrise .......7:54 a.m. Sunday’s sunset.........7:40 p.m.

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

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Active Weather Picks Up In The Southern Plains Showers and t-storms will pick up in the Southern Plains as a trough of low pressure in New Mexico lifts northeastward. Meanwhile, a cold front will maintain cool temperatures, showers, and mountain snow showers in parts of the Northwest. Weather Underground • AP

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Cleveland 42° | 20° Youngstown 43° | 17°


Columbus 50° | 21°

March 10, 1937 The Houston Agriculture Judging Team took third place Saturday in the livestock judging contest held in connection with the Little International Livestock Show. Walter Beaver tied for second in individual scoring. Other team members are: Tree, Paul Marion Hoover, John Mader, LeRoy Helman, and Donald Penrod. ——— The Rev. Victor C. Stechschulte of Xavier University was in Sidney again today to make a check on the damage caused by the earthquake of early Tuesday morning and to make a study of the nature and direction of the tremors. He plans to visit for some time in Anna to inspect the damage there and study the rock strata and if possible to determine if there is the possibility of any further tremors to be felt throughout this general region. In the meantime, an inspection of the damage caused by the latest quake is continuing. ———

pal court summons issued after the five day grace period for settlement of a $1 bond in overtime parking cases are flirting with a jail sentence. That was made clear under an announced new get- tough policy today after three alleged violators of the overtime parking regulations governing the $1 bond payments appeared under court order. ——— Shelby County dairymen will get a new cattle barn on the fairgrounds this year, after all. This developed in a rapid series of events Friday night and today which reversed an earlier decision to postpone the project until next year while giving priority to a pony barn. The pony barn also will be built this year. ———

25 Years

March 10, 1987 Cincinnati A joint meeting of the 56° | 23° service clubs in Sidney had a rare treat. The Portsmouth 55° | 24° guest speaker was DenW.VA. Broncos barefoot ver KY. © 2012 kicker Rich Karlis. The ThunderIce Flurries Cloudy speaker is a personal storms friend of Sidney resident Partly Rain Showers Snow Cloudy and Ferguson ConstrucWeather Underground • AP employee Jeff tion Schlater. Karlis told an entertained crowd about forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures his experience in pro football. He recounted the recent Broncos victories over the Cleveland Browns, to the dismay of tensity exercise. Raising exercise at a level that is the crowd. Karlis also it to 70 percent to 85 per- 70 percent to 80 percent contended that the cent is hard exercise. of your calculated maxifrozen tundra of the Hard exercise is unsafe mum heart rate. If the Broncos stadium does for older people unless heart rate reaches 90 not affect his bare foot they have been exam- percent, fat burning dekicking style. ined by their doctors and clines. ——— have approval to perDEAR DR. DONOCounty has a Shelby form it. HUE: I didn’t underfine new booklet on For strengthening ex- stand something you recreational bike activiercise, choose a weight wrote about walking. ties. Leroy Van Allen has you can lift eight times You said, “Initiate the been a cyclist for year. comfortably. When you step by pushing off with The book sets forth are able to perform three the toes, and end it by maps and routes for sets of eight lifts, with landing on the heels.” 50 Years scores of different routes, three minutes of rest beFrom what I have March 10, 1962 from a couple of miles to tween sets, add another read, you’re supposed to Violators of Sidney’s 100. He also has another repetition to your rou- step heel down first and parking meter ordinance book out of cycling titled, tine. When you can lift not toe down. — S.S. the weight 12 times for ANSWER: Yes, you’re failing to obey a munici- “Life in the Slow Lane.” three sets, add more right, and that’s what I weight and drop back to was trying to say. eight consecutive lifts. Land the foot on the The fat question is ground with the heel. difficult to answer. Fat Raise the foot off the burning is at its greatest ground by pushing off when performing aerobic with the toes.

Heart rate determines intensity DEAR DR. swimming, runDONOHUE: ning, biking — a Will you please rough guide to answer a couple intensity comes of exercise quesfrom how fast tions I’m having your heart beats. a hard time findAge plays a very ing answers to? important role in Even the instrucdetermining tors at my gym To your heart rate. Undon’t agree with trained exercisgood each other. ers and people How do I health older than 50 know if I’m exer- Dr. Paul G. must approach cising as hard as this cautiously Donohue I should? Do you and have the apburn more fat when you proval of their doctors. exercise less hard? — Subtract your age J.W. from 220. The result is ANSWER: Exercise your maximum heart benefits are proportional rate. During aerobic ex(to a point) to the inten- ercise, raising your sity, frequency and heartbeat to a level amount of time spent ex- that’s between 55 perercising. cent to 69 percent of For aerobic exercise your maximum rate is — jogging, walking, considered moderate-in-

March 10, 1912 A freight wreck occurred on the Big Four railroad near Hardin about 10:30 this morning. An eastbound train was coming down the grade east of Hardin when a car loaded with corn jumped the track. It struck another freight car standing alongside the elevator and pushed it 100 feet down the track. Two other cars one loaded with steel, were also wrecked. Although the track was not badly damaged, it was necessary to detour through trains by way of Piqua. ——— Charles Timeus, Mrs. J.L. Adler and Homer Adler leave tomorrow for Ventura, CA. for a visit with Mr. Timeus’ daughter. Mrs. Adler and her son expect to remain in California for several months. ———

Girl gets earful about dangers of earbuds Is there a way DEAR ABBY: to tell her to stop I’m a 12-year-old blaming my iPod girl who loves for everything? I music and elecconsider my iPod tronics. I sit on the a friend. — swing and listen MUSIC LOVER to music on my IN ARIZONA iPod through my D E A R earbuds. I do it at MUSIC LOVER: least a half-hour Dear Loud noises can every day — Abby damage a persometimes more. Abigail son’s hearing, and When my grandma visited a Van Buren there is legitimate concern that few weeks ago, she tried to talk to me when I the sound levels at which was giving my iPod my people listen to music undivided attention. cause hearing problems. However, I suspect your When I finally realized she was talking to me, I grandmother is less contook my earbuds out so I cerned with the damage could hear her. She told your iPod will do “on four me the earbuds were or five notches” than she is going to make me deaf. (I about the fact that you listen on four or five don’t give her your full attention when you’re spendnotches.) One night we were ing time together. I’m playing a card game surprised your parents where you have to play re- haven’t mentioned to you ally fast and watch a gazil- that showing good manlion piles of cards at once. ners means being polite, The game made me dizzy, respectful and not ignoring and I said so at the end of your grandmother when the round. Grandma said she’s trying to talk to you it was because of my iPod. or play a game with you. DEAR ABBY: My It was all I could do to say husband died unexpectpolitely, “No, it’s not.”

edly eight months ago, leaving me with two young children to raise on my own. My parents are deceased. It has been a long, hard road since then. I have tried to make sure my in-laws continue having contact with my children, encouraging visits to my home and dropping the kids off at their homes when they have asked. I recently let everyone know that, although I still miss my husband terribly, I have been lonely and I’m ready to start dating again. I was frankly unprepared for the barrage of absolute HATE that was sent my way by my husband’s parents and siblings. They have cut off all contact with me and thus my children, which has left me stunned and sent my kids reeling from even more loss in their lives. Is there something wrong or disrespectful with my wanting companionship and to be happy again? My in-laws seem to expect me to be in mourn-

ing forever, which is cruel and incredibly inconsiderate. Please help me find peace with all of this because it’s tearing me up inside. — IN TURMOIL IN DETROIT DEAR IN TURMOIL: Your former in-laws may have been less upset had you waited a full year before letting “everyone” know that you’re ready to start dating and going on with your life. Not knowing them, I can’t be sure what has caused them to shun you and their grandchildren, who are their last link to their lost son and brother. You may find peace through acceptance of the fact that as one chapter in life has closed, another is opening up and you will have a full life ahead of you. That is not wrong. As much as you may have loved your husband, now that he is gone you have every right to continue living a full and happy life with companionship and love. My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your husband.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse must now wear shoes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that a legislative panel cleared the rules Thursday. Statehouse spokesman Gregg Dodd has said the requirement was prompted by concerns about public safety. The policy follows attempts to visit the Statehouse by a barefoot activist who says going shoeless is a healthy lifestyle.

Bob Neinast (NEE'nast) of the Columbus suburb of Pickerington says his feet hurt when he wears shoes, so he goes barefoot nearly everywhere, even in winter. The new rule approved by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review says all visitors must be wearing “shoes or comparable footwear.” ——— Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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REPLAY 50 years ago March 10, 1962 Frank Van Hook hit a 225 game and a 605 series in leading the front-running Anodizers to a sweep of third place Press Room in the Stolle Nite Owl league at Bel-Mar Lanes. John Willman whipped up a fine 225 and 596 in the Sidney High School league at Holiday Lanes.

25 years ago March 10, 1987 Mike Muehlfeld, who guided the Anna Rockets to a 19-1 regular season record and an outright league championship, was named the Class A Coach of the Year in voting for the All-Southwest District boys basketball team.

CALENDAR High school sports TODAY Girls basketball D-III Regional finals At Springfield 1:30 — Anna (25-0) vs. Miami East (24-1) D-III Regional finals At Tipp City 7:30 — Fort Loramie (19-6) vs. Tri-Village (24-1) —— TUESDAY D-IV Regional semifinals At Kettering’s Trent Arena 5:30 — Jackson Center vs. St. Henry

ON THE AIR High school sports On the radio, internet TODAY Internet — Girls tournament basketball, Regional finals, D-III Anna vs. Miami East at 1:30 (air time 1:10); D-IV Fort Loramie vs. Tri-Village at 7:30 (air time 7:10) — Boys basketball, D-I district finals, Troy vs. Fairfield, air time 12:45. Girls basketball, D-IV regional finals, Fort Loramie vs. Tri-Village, air time 7:15 Radio 1570 WPTW-FM, Piqua — Girls basketball, D-III regional finals, Anna vs. Miami East, air time 1:15

LORAMIE TICKETS Fort Loramie will be selling tickets until 2 p.m. today at Wagner’s IGA for tonight’s regional final girls basketball game against Tri-Village. The game is at 7:30 at Tipp City. Prices are $6 today and $8 at the door, and the school keeps 15 percent of the presale money.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s not easy. It’s agonizing. They’re cap casualties. It’s hard, but with the money involved you can’t do certain things.” — Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, after the team cut four fan-favorite players Joseph Addai, Gary Brackett, Melvin Bullitt and Dallas Clark

ON THIS DATE IN 1961 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors becomes the first NBA player to score 3,000 points in a season. Chamberlain scores 32 points in a 120-103 loss to Detroit to bring his season total to 3,016. 2002 — John Stockton, the NBA’s career assist leader, has 13 assists in Utah’s 95-92 loss at Houston to give him exactly 15,000 for his career.

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JC survives in district finals Lockland rallies to end Russia’s season, 67-65 DAYTON — The topranked Jackson Center Tigers trailed most of the way, but rallied to force overtime, and pulled out a 40-35 victory over Tri-Village to win a district championship Friday night at the UD Arena. The Tigers, 24-0, face St. Henry Tuesday at 5:30 at Trent Arena in Kettering in the D-IV Regional. The Tigers had to battle from behind all night long and finally overtook the Patriots on a shot by Andy Hoying with under a minute to play. They trailed by 10 when the Patriots scored the first six points of the third quarter. Tri-Village countered with a bucket, but Jackson’s Alex Meyer drained a long threepointer to give the Tigers a 3432 lead. But the Patriots countered with a bucket to knot the score again with just 15 seconds remaining, and Jackson Center, after a timeout, missed a shot at the buzzer to force the game into overtime. Neither team scored for quite a while in the overtime, but Hoying banked in a shot inside for a 36-34 lead. Tri-Village got one free throw, but missed on the second and Meyer was fouled with just 22 seconds remaining. He calmly sank both for a three-point lead. After a Tri-Village miss, Meyer hit two more free throws with eight seconds left to ice it. Jackson Center put just four players in the scoring column. Meyer led with 16 and Hoying added 13. ——

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Russia enjoyed leads of a RUSSIA’S JACOB Monnin drives to the bucket on a Lockland defender in Division IV District dozen points three times in championship action Friday night at the University of Dayton Arena. Russia lost in its quest the game here Friday, includ- for a district championship. ing eary in the final period. But Lockland turned up the pressure, got back in it, and got a bucket from Tyrell Gilbert with :12 left that proved to be the game-winner in a 67-65 verdict in Division IV boy district final action at the University of Dayton Arena. The season ends with a final 14-9 record for the Raiders. Lockland advances to play Dayton Jefferson in the regional next week. The Raiders pulled away late in the opening period and led 21-11 when it ended. It was 30-24 at the half and one statistic in particular told the tale. The Raiders outrebounded the Panthers 16-5 in the first two periods, and had six offensive rebounds. And Lockland’s top scorer, DJ Wingfield, went to the locker room with three fouls. The Raiders maintained their six-point lead after three periods and took a 47-41 margin into the final period. And when the Raiders came out and scored the first six points of the final period, the lead was back up to a dozen at 5341. But Lockland roared back and pulled even at 65-65, and after a Russia miss, the Panthers took the lead on Gilbert’s bucket. Treg Francis led the Raiders with 14, Bryce Rittenhouse had 12 before fouling out in the final period, and Brandon Wilson added 11. Lockland (67) Beasley 5-3-13; Gilbert 7-2-17; Marshall 4-4-14; M. Riddle 1-1-3; T. Riddle 4-0-9; Wingfield 4-3-11. Totals: 25-13-67. Russia (65) Bremigan 2-0-6; Dues 1-4-6; Francis 6-1-14; Monnin 3-2-8; Rittenhouse 4-2-12; Sherman 3-1-8; Wilson 4-3-11. Totals: 23-13-65. Score by quarters: Lockland .......................11 24 41 67 Russia ...........................21 30 47 65 Three-pointers: Lockland 4 (Marshall 2, Gilbert, T. Riddle); Russia 6 (Bremigan 2, Rittenhouse 2, Francis, Sherman). Records: Russia 14-9, Lockland 17-7.

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JACKSON CENTER’S Andy Hoying goes up for a shot while surrounded by Tri-Village Patriots in Division IV Distict final action at the University of Dayton Arena Friday night.


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LHS grad Slagle’s intensity endears her to BG coach BY JACK CARLE AP Exchange BOWLING GREEN — If Curt Miller were on the basketball court, he would be a player like Jessica Slagle. If Slagle were a coach, there’s no question she would be like Miller is on the bench. Since they won’t be changing roles, Slagle, a Lehman High School graduate, was the starting point guard and Miller called the plays Friday afternoon in Bowling Green’s MidAmerican Conference tournament semifinal game. “We joke all the time and she will absolutely be so mad that I say this to the media, but Jess Slagle is Curt Miller,” the coach said. “We are so much alike, and I finally figured it out about halfway through her sophomore year. I said: ‘You are just like me, passionate, intense, moody, and we are so, so much alike.’ She’s a leader, she’s fiery, she wears her emotions on her sleeve and so we really understand each other. “She hates to admit that we’re alike,” he added. “Jess’s attitude so mirrors mine. We think alike, and we act alike and she truly is my extension, my coach on the floor.” Slagle does see some of herself in Miller. “When things aren’t going right both of us tend to try to fix it by going harder,” Slagle said. She is averaging 11.8 points per game this season. After scoring in double figures five times over her first three seasons, Slagle has 17 double-figure games this year, including 13 in the last 19 games. She leads the team in assists at 2.4 per game and also leads the team in free throws made and attempted (105-of-141) as well as

LEHMAN HIGH School graduate Jessica Slagle gets instructions from Bowling Green head women’s basketball coach Curt Miller during a game this season. free-throw percentage (.745). For her efforts, Slagle was an All-MAC secondteam selection by the coaches. The Lady Falcons are 24-5 overall and finished 14-2 in the MAC, winning the outright conference title, although many had low expectations for the team this season. “I knew we would come together at some point because of all the potential we had,” Slagle said. “Looking back, I couldn’t have chosen it to be any better.” Ten games into the season, Miller moved Slagle to the point-guard spot, in part to get freshman Jasmine Matthews into the lineup for her 3point shooting and defensive ability. “It’s hard to be the point-guard. You have a lot of pressure in this program with the ball in your hands and to be in attack mode all the time and to have to run the show,” Miller said. “It’s a system that point guards

get a lot of credit when they run well, and Jess has had an unbelievable year. “There’s a lot of pressure, but there’s a lot of reward and there’s a lot of credit given, and rightfully so, to that position.” It was a surprise when Miller told her he was making the change, Slagle said. “At that point it gave me a big confidence boost, because being the pointguard is a big responsibility ... You have to be a floor general,” Slagle said. “I felt a lot of respect from coach Miller to put me in that position.” Slagle had been a backup point guard for her first three years in the program. “I had my base set of skills that I needed to be a point-guard,” she said. “But part of being a point-guard is knowing what plays to run against traps, what plays to run against switches, what to do in certain situations. That pushed me to kind of dig

deeper into the game.” Slagle also likes to be in attack mode from the point. “I think that’s one of the reasons he put me in the point-guard position, because I like to push the ball,” Slagle said. “I enjoy up-tempo and he does too.” Miller has to temper Slagle’s aggressiveness some times. “She wants to gamble at times. She wants to thread that pass between two people. She wants to be the Brett Favre. She really wants to gamble at times and go for the home run,” Miller said. “She’s had to pick and choose her battles more because the turnovers could really, really compile if she always played like that.” Miller is also appreciative of Slagle’s leadership efforts. “What she’ll never get credit for is her leadership behind the scenes with a young team and pushing them and challenging them to do some of the things that we have done,” Miller said. “The biggest thing I have learned from Jess Slagle is leadership,” said BG freshman Logan Pastor. “She’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever be around. She is an emotional leader, a leader by example, everything that you could ask for in a senior, she does. This year was great for me to learn behind her.” Slagle will graduate in August with a degree in visual communication technology. However, her passion is in coaching. “I will be a coach some day, absolutely,” Slagle said. “We joke about how things are done here, and sometimes you may not like it. But it yields success and how could I not want to be like coach Miller or build a program like he has with how much success he has had. I hope to fall into that somehow.”

Moose to be open for public play For the first time in over 50 years, the Moose Lodge golf course will be open for public play this year. The local 9-hole golf course is the home of the Shelby County Open championship round each year. Described as a tree lined tight course with rolling hills makes this course fun, but real challenge for any golfer. The course includes three par three’s, four par four’s and two par five holes. Annual events at the Moose golf course include junior golf program on Mondays during June and July, weekly golf leagues, Shelby County open, and numerous golf scrambles throughout the season. The Moose is also of-

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THE MOOSE Lodge golf course clubhouse is shown here. The course is going to be open to public play for the first time in 50 years. fering a “9 and Dine” special. For $20, golfers can play 9 holes of golf, including cart rental plus a lunch coupon. This

offer is valid daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. including week-ends. A full year golf membership plus social quarter membership is also

available to new members for $495 per person. For corporations, there are annual memberships plus corporate golf outings including greens fees, cart rental, full catered meals, and use of the banquet room for meetings. The pro shop is open 7 days a week starting in April. For more information or to join, stop by the pro shop or lodge, call 4925900, or visit on the web at The Sidney Moose Lodge has been serving the community for more than 50 years, and helps the youth of the community through junior golf programs and educational scholarships. Anyone having questions can contact Kent Miller, at 497-8181

Raterman named A-10 tourney’s most outstanding Some of you may have caught all the Atlantic-10 championship game on ESPN this week, and watched Versailles grad Justine Raterman play outstanding for the UD Flyers, the tournament champions. Raterman was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament, becoming only the second player in conference history to be named to A-10 All Championship teams, and the first to do it in consecutive seasons. She had nine points in the tournament opener, then 16 points and eight rebounds against Temple and 13 points and eight rebounds in the championship upset win over St. Bonaventure. Next is the NCAA Tournament. Jessica Slagle, Lehman Slagle was recently named to the All MidAmerican Conference second team for her play at Bowling Green this basketball season. She is averaging 11.8, and after scoring in double digits just five times in her first three seasons, the tri-captain has 17 double-figure games this year. She was also recently named Bowling Green’s female athlete of the week and the MAC player of the week for her play in wins over Buffalo and Akron. She averaged 17 points, four rebounds and three assists in the two games. Eric Terwilliger, Anna Terwilliger is a freshman baseball player at Findlay, and is coming off a good week. He had a double and a triple in a 10-5 win over Wheeling Jesuit, and a double in an 11-5 loss to the same team. He’s hitting .375 so far, with three hits in eight at-bats. Brad Piehl, New Knoxville Piehl was instrumental in Findlay winning the conference basketball tournament. He had 12 points against Wayne State and eight against Hillsdale. Alex Lochard, Sidney Lochard is a catcher for Wittenberg, and in action this week against Beloit, he was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Joe Engle, Sidney Engle had a good week for Union College in Kentucky. He was 1for-2 and drove in three runs on sacrifice flies against Indiana Tech, was 2-for-4 with a double against St. Catherine, Ky., and had a hit, an RBI and scored twice against Cumberlands. His six RBIs for the week raised his total to 24, the only player on the team in double figures.

Rolen drives in run in Reds’ win City Royals 5-1 on Friday. He played in only 65 games last season and had surgery on his left shoulder in July. Rolen has five hits in nine at-bats this spring and appears to be mobile in the field. “I’m not worried about my health or seeing the ball,” he said. “I didn’t go home tired last season. I felt like I didn’t contribute last season.” Reds manager Dusty

Baker is thrilled to have Rolen back. Cincinnati sorely missed his presence in the middle of the lineup last season. “Scotty is getting ready,” Baker said. “He’s not there yet but almost.” Reds right-hander Homer Bailey, who is competing with Aroldis Chapman for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings.




Kenleigh Ludlow, Fort Loramie Ludlow is off to a good start in softball at Cedarville, getting four hits in eight at-bats this week, including 2-for-3 against Post. She hit .406 last season and was named a National Christian College Athletic Association second-team All-American. Derek Coverstone, Fort Loramie Coverstone was 2-for3 with two RBIs for St. Francis of Fort Wayne in action against Missouri Baptist this week. He is hitting .429 with 10 RBIs and 15 hits so far. Wes Hunsucker, Anna Hunsucker had an excellent outing on the mound for St. Francis this week in a game against Iowa Wesleyan. He went six innings and allowed just five hits and three runs, only one of which was earned. He dropped his ERA to 4.15 for the season. He leads the team in innings pitched with 171/3. Jack Van Horn, Sidney Van Horn had a couple good relief appearances for Wright State in baseball recently in Charlottesville, Va. He came in with two on and nobody out against Virginia and stranded both runners, striking out Virginia’s leadoff hitter to to end the inning. He ended up throwing 21/3 perfect innings against the No. 14-ranked team in the country. Then against Seton Hall the next day, he ended a rally with a strikeout and earned his first collegiate victory, working 12/3 innings. He has now pitched in five of Wright State’s nine games. Derek Billing, Anna Billing was recently named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference second team after his play for Lake Superior State this season. He ranked fifth in the league in scoring at 17.0, third in three-pointers per game at 2.8, sixth in steals at 1.6, seventh in assists at 3.7 per game, and 10th in three-point percentage at .434. He averaged 22.6 per game in his last nine games. Abby Heaberlin, Riverside Heaberlin is a sophomore infielder for the softball team at Findlay this spring.


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CARS LIKE this one will be at the Miami Valley Centre Mall’s annual Race Cars and Future Stars Expo March 15-18.

Race car expo starts Thursday PIQUA — Stif Racing and Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua will again showcase race cars, drivers and racing memorabilia at the ninth annual Race Cars and Future Stars Expo. The expo begins Thursday and continues during mall hours through Sunday. The cars will be located throughout the mall. Karts, midgets, quarter midgets, stock cars, dragsters, modifieds, late models, legends, sprints, mini-sprints and many others will be on display. Drivers will be available Saturday from 7 -to9 p.m. to meet and greet the public. Last year there were 70 participating race teams. Race memorabilia will also be displayed and for sale. Fans will be able to settle into a partial mock-up of a sprint car and compete against others in the simulators that will be at the show. Racers posting the fastest times Thursday, Friday and Saturday will compete Sunday and cash prizes will be

awarded to the top three finishers. On Sunday afternoon all participating race teams at the expo will compete for the top three spots and cash prizes. Anyone wishing to become a DARF (Dayton Auto Race Fan) club member may do so while attending the expo. Members will be on hand to sell single and memberships. family Also attending Saturday and Sunday will be “Dayton Speedway Lives.” See a large display from the old track, browse thru old photos and meet several retired drivers from the old Dayton Speedway. For more information contact Steve Stiefel at (937) 778-8280 or for information. Proceeds from the expo will be donated to local charities. Most race teams have a number of sponsors and this show is an opportunity to show their appreciation for their valuable support and help raise funds for a worthwhile charity.

Bel-Mar Bowling Lanes Honor Roll MEN High game Joe Green ...................(2) 300 Dave Fogt ........................300 Brian Green ................... 300 Bob Elsner.......................300 Jon Abbott .......................300 Kevin Beatty ...................300 Josh Ludwig....................299 Scott Haynes ...................299 Adam Hilyard .................298 Paul Teegarden ...............298 Dan Swiger .....................290 High series Joe Green ........................828 Paul Teegarden ...............787 Dan Swiger .....................785 Josh Ludwig....................784 Bob Elsner.......................782 Brian Green ....................771 Chris Joyce......................769 Curt Joyce .......................758 Adam Hilyard .................756 High average Joe Green ........................234 Dan Swiger .....................228 Josh Ludwig....................226 Bob Elsner.......................221 Brian Green ....................219 Galen Collier...................216 Curt Joyce .......................215 Tim Hutchinson..............213 WOMEN High game Haley VanHorn ...............279 Angie Mentges ................278 Megan Coffield................277 Jackie Maurer.................253 Donna Gold .....................251 Heather Dresback ..........246 Melanie McBride ............244 Cassie Latimer................237

High series Haley VanHorn ..............721 Angie Mentges ...............681 Jackie Maurer................680 Cassie Latimer ..............649 Teresa McGrath.............645 Trista McNabb...............636 Brenda Schulze..............624 Patti Latimer .................619 High average Angie Mentges ...............194 Jackie Maurer................187 Teresa McGrath.............181 Cassie Latimer ..............178 Sarah Allen ....................173 Donna Gold ....................168 Joy Cippoloni .................167 Haley VanHorn ..............167 Jenny Wagner................167 SENIOR MEN High game Don Bodenmiller............277 Marty Stapleton ............265 Jerry Smith....................255 Mark Deam ....................252 Dick Tennery..................249 Ralph Abbott..................248 Bob Kritzer ....................238 Tom Hill .........................238 High series Ralph Abbott..................686 Don Bodenmiller............651 Mark Deam ....................631 Dick Tennery..................631 Tom Hill .........................626 Jerry Smith....................613 Willie Metz.....................610 Marty Stapleton ............610 High average Ralph Abbott..................181 Tom Hill .........................181 Dick Tennery..................176 Bill Johnson ...................175 Jim Risk .........................173

Fred Bodenmiller ..........168 Richard Reading ............168 Willie Metz.....................167 SENIOR WOMEN High game Linda Limbert ...............234 Rose Ann Chaffins.........224 Jan Bensman .................216 Sue Dougherty...............207 Dorothy Harford ............206 Linda Rumpff.................204 Lois Metz .......................201 Gail Fogt ........................201 High series Rose Ann Chaffins.........568 Wilma Smith..................543 Linda Limbert ...............517 Lois Metz .......................512 Sue Dougherty...............510 Linda Rumpff.................499 Diane Fleckenstein........496 Jan Bensman .................494 High average Rose Ann Chaffins.........161 Linda Rumpff.................148 Jan Bensman .................146 Sue Dougherty...............141 Lea Muhlenkamp ..........141 Lois Metz .......................140 Gail Fogt ........................140 Diane Fleckenstein........138 BOYS High game Trent Knoop...................300 Jacob Blankenship ........251 Ryan Yinger ...................246 Jac Beatty ......................243 Michael Barber ..............238 Kegan Latimer ..............236 Luke Goubeaux..............235 Damon Huffman............233 High series Trent Knoop...................743 Jacob Blankenship ........655

Kegan Latimer ..............644 Ryan Yinger ..................632 Cameron DeMoss ..........581 Michael Barber ..............580 Sean Holthaus ...............564 Luke Goubeaux..............559 High average Trent Knoop...................219 Jacob Blankenship ........185 Kegan Latimer ..............184 Ryan Yinger ...................179 Luke Goubeaux..............172 Michael Barber ..............169 Cameron DeMoss ..........164 Sean Holthaus ...............160 GIRLS High game Bethany Pellman ...........266 Shelbie Anderson...........244 Michelle Abbott..............223 Ally Kittle ......................209 Holli James ....................185 Tiffany Kies ...................184 Heather Gold .................180 Jenny Beatty..................178 High series Bethany Pellman ...........675 Shelbie Anderson...........581 Michelle Abbott..............557 Holli James ....................502 Ally Kittle ......................484 Tiffany Kies ...................477 Morgan Carey ................473 Heather Gold .................469 High average Bethany Pellman ...........183 Shelbie Anderson...........177 Michelle Abbott..............166 Tiffany Kies ...................140 Holli James ....................139 Ally Kittle ......................137 Autumn Emrick.............123 Morgan Carey ................122

COMMUNITY LANES HONOR ROLL Community Lanes, Minster MEN Week High game Tim Baumer . . . . . . . . . 269 John Barlage. . . . . . . . . 267 Scott Gusching . . . . . . . 267 Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . 265 Oscar Meyer . . . . . . . . . 264 Scott Francis. . . . . . . . . 248 Ron Olding . . . . . . . . . . 248 High series Tim Baumer . . . . . . . . . 734 Scott Francis. . . . . . . . . 712 Scott Gusching . . . . . . . 704 Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . 662 Oscar Meyer . . . . . . . . . 656 Dan Bollenbacher . . . . . 656 Jeff Sommer . . . . . . . . . 652 Season to date High game

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Steve Collins . . . . . . . . . 200 WOMEN Week High game Rene Bollenbacher . . . . 256 Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . 202 Anne Meyer . . . . . . . . . 197 Diane Siegel . . . . . . . . . 194 Marge Heuker . . . . . . . 193 Heather McAlexander . 191 High series Anne Meyer . . . . . . . . . 548 Heather McAlexander . 529 Mary Meyer . . . . . . . . . 510 Emmy Grillot . . . . . . . . 499 Jodi Maurer . . . . . . . . . 486 Patti Steiner . . . . . . . . . 482 Season to date High game Heather McAlexander. . . 269 Shirley Sharp . . . . . . . . 265 Heather McAlexander . . 259

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SCAMS tium ((ISC)2), has set the world’s gold standard in training, testing and credentialing corporate Internet security providers. Peeler oversees its “Safe and Secure Online� program, which teaches students how to keep from becoming targets of cyber criminals. The 80,000-member organization has trained 70,000 children to date worldwide. And then there are the phone calls that say, “You’ve paid your taxes on time and we want to reward you.� Or “You’ve won the such-and-such sweepstakes.� “If it sounds too good to be true, it is,� North said. He was echoed by Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler. “People can always call (the police department) and get somebody’s opinion� about whether an offer is legitimate, Gessler said.

The Sidney Daily News learned of three cases in the last two months in which local elderly residents were subjects of telephone scams and lost homes, vehicles, savings and inaccounts vestment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of them sits now with the telephone off the hook, because the calls don’t stop. The scammers phone 10 to 15 times per day. Another has become estranged from her family who tried to tell her she was being scammed. Despite her loss of everything she owned, she blames her family not getting the millions of dollars she was promised. She thinks her family scared the donors away. All of them are now supported by taxpayers through Medicare, Medicaid and other govern-

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phoned her.� Mary was able to get Jane to understand that she had been scammed. It took a lot of explanation and patience, but Mary thought she had been successful. Then, Jane got a call from two men who said they were lawyers. “We know you didn’t get your money before and we want to help you get what’s rightfully yours,� they said. “But we’ll need some money up front for expenses and fees.� The phone calls and the bleeding of Jane’s bank account began all over again. “They would tell Mom that they were coming by to drop off the money and she would cancel plans to wait for them,� Mary said. “That happened hundreds of times. She never gave up on believing in them.� When Mary and her husband were finally able to trace the phone numbers of the callers, they found the calls had come from disposable cell phones in Jamaica. By the time it was really over, Jane had lost more than $100,000. She is now dependent on government programs for income. Mary is infuriated with the impotence of federal law enforcement when it comes to crimes like these. “We spent two years of our lives on this,� she said. “For the family, it seems like the law is against you.�

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nesses and job seekers also may be susceptible to similar payment scams. Government agency impersonation is the other. Scammers send emails or make phone calls pretending to be the FBI, IRS, or Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Using these official-sounding messages, scammers try to scare consumers into providing their personal or financial information. They contell sumers that they owe money to the government and must pay immediately or be arrested or they claim to have money for the consumer and ask for the consumer’s SDN Photo Illustration/ personal inforLuke Gronneberg mation. Education phony credit card number) and is the best line of deasks the unsuspecting fense, all agree. As seller to send back the more and more people difference. Once the become aware of the seller realizes the scam, methods in play, they it may be too late to re- can foil the scammers, schemers, the cover the item or any the money sent. Small busi- thieves.

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NB high school principal to retire NEW BREMEN — At its February meeting, the New Bremen Board of Education approved the retirement resignation of its longtime high school principal. Frank Borchers, who has served the school district for 22 years, is set to retire June 30. Board members also approved the resignation of Judy Baker, effective May 31. A seven-year school employee, she has served as elementary school library aide. It was also announced the board is accepting applications for the position of high school principal and middle school principal for the coming year. Applications are being accepted until March 16 or until filled. In addition, the board is accepted ongoing applications for substitute positions for bus drivers, custodians, kitchen staff and instructional aides. A number of supplemental employment con-

tracts were accepted by the board for the coming year: Chad Williams, assistant high school track and junior high track facility coordinator; Mark Shank, assistant high school track; Josh Bowersock, assistant baseball-junior varsity; Mike Holdren, assistant baseball-ninth grade; Gary Moeder, assistant softball-junior varsity; Katy McGovern, assistant grade; softball-ninth Molly Watcke, junior high track; Nita McKinney, junior high school track; Jason Lammers, assistant junior high track; Gary Jones, high school track facility coordinator; and Craig Griesdorn, high school baseball/softball facility coordinator. Several community volunteers were recognized for their service: Jeff Piper, baseball; Gary McCollum, baseball; and Brian Trego, boys bowling. As a result of the recent increase in state

minimum wage, the board adjusted the amounts it will approve for athletic and music trips: $40 for up to four hours; $55 for up to six hours; $70 for up to eight hours; $85 for up to 10 hours; $100 for up to 12 hours; and $115 for more than 12 hours. Superintendent John Basinger recommended that the board approve all-day kindergarten starting this coming school year. One additional kindergarten teacher will need to be hired. He also announced that all of the high school seniors had either passed the Ohio Graduation Test or been exempt due to a disability. The new fund drive for the New Bremen Education Foundation is set in place. Last year, 79 scholarships were awarded graduating seniors. All donations to the fund are considered charity and tax-de-

ductible. For donation information, contact Jeff McCollum at the First National Bank or John Basinger at the school. A resolution of intention was presented for a plan to place a combined bond issue and maintenance levy on the ballot to provide funds to renovate and maintain the large middle school gym. This is contingent on successful passage of the March 6 combined issue to construct and maintain a new K-8 building. In other news, the annual kindergarten clinic screening at the elementary library is set for March 21 and 22. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten. Also, there will be a public meeting March 14 at the high school to provide the community with an opportunity to offer input into the usage of federal funds to help educate handicapped children 3-21 years old.

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MINSTER — The vil• Town Crier Blog lage of Minster launched (similar content to the a newly-designed web- monthly Town Crier site, newsletter that accomfollowing panies monthly utility recently months of research and bills). planning by the Brand• Extensive busiing Committee. Mem- ness directory with exbers sought to preserve panded listings, featured the successful elements business listings and ads of the previous website • Minster photo while making additions gallery and improvements. • Social media in“We understood when clusion we started this project • Quick problem rethat having an attrac- porting tive and functional webMinster badges • site was a must for (branded images for Minster,” said Matt local businesses and resQuinter, a committee idents to use to help member. “As each day spread the new Minster passes, the Internet con- brand) tinues to evolve in the “I think the new tools way it is used, and Min- and other items we’ve inster needs to stay ahead cluded in the Web site of the curve by keeping a are really going to make Web presence that helps many things easier and to foster economic devel- better for our residents,” opment while offering said Quinter. He also great tools and services noted the possible addito our residents.” tion of an online bill pay The new website feature along with a added many new fea- “Minster Store” in the tures, including: near future. • Online ballpark The website was descheduling signed and developed by Online shelter Minster-based Midnet • 3:15 p.m. house reservations Media. • A wedding dinner carry-out Sept. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Minster Knights of Columbus Hall. • The annual Palm membership Sunday sign-up april 1 at Minster High School. Other possible proNEW BREMEN — men School’s Cardinal grams were discussed and the board approved The annual New Bre- Pride Association. Please membership dues of $10 men Community Garage note that due to Health Sales will be held April Department Regulaper person. 13-14. tions, the sale of food All community mem- items such as meat, bers interested in partic- sandwiches, hot dogs, ipating with a garage cream pies, meringue sale should send $5 per pies, etc. is not allowed family (make checks without a license. The payable to the Cardinal sale of baked goods such Pride Association), a as cookies, cakes, fruit, gayle Zircher. short list of items to be brownies, etc. is acceptGrade 9 sold and the address of able. For additional in4.0 — Marissa Frazee the sale to Chris Bowers, formation of the food and Rose Wilson. Tri-Township items, contact the 3.5 to 3.999 — 06014 Road, New Bremen by Auglaize County Health Danielle Ahlers, Ashley Berning, Brad Bertke, April 1. The fee will Department at (419) Jenna Bertke, Payton cover the cost of adver- 738-3410. Any questions related Doherty, Nolan Fox, Nick tising in a number of newspapers. to the listings may be Gusching, Jared Hagan, All proceeds from the forwarded to ctbowKasey Haynes, Veronica Hirschfeld, Sydney Hol- paid listings will be do- or (419) dren, Kira Irick, Rebecca nated to the New Bre- 629-3746. Kaiser, Jeremy Kemmann, Sarah Koenig, Sara LaFleur, Macey Schmit, Nathan Schroer, Save some Green Kaylee Squires, Taylor Receive Bergman, Nick Blaine, up to Julie Brown, Kim Brown and Hannah Burkard. $ 3.0 to 3.499 — Chris Albers, Braden Elshoff, MasterCard® James Kronenberger III, Prepaid Card by mail Kayla Lawrence, Jacob with purchase of 2 or more select O’Neill, Anna Paul, Maytag Brand appliances. Shelby Paul, Alison PulSee dealer for details. skamp, Hayden Richter, Mikayla Schott, Madison Schroer, Ryan Selby, Monica Shell, Eric Smart, Adrian Speelman, Cody Springer, Troy Wendel, Adeleine Whitten and Sawyer Williams.

Historical society learns of revenue in gold MINSTER — Trustees of the Minster Society Historical learned at their recent meeting that the organization has raised more than $2,300 in three gold sale parties. The most recent one, in January, brought in $560. The board approved the purchase of a new computer priced at $682.40 and the renewal of in the


amount of $199. The board discussed ways to make research in the museum more userfriendly. Don Bergman reported that there have been additional conversions of newspapers for online use. The museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The following upcoming programs were listed

for the trustees: • The annual spring meeting March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Minster Union Hall. Guest speaker will be Andy Hite, site manager at the Johnston Farm in Piqua, who will speak about the Miami and Erie Canal. • “Stepping among the Stone,” a tour of St. Augustine Cemetary to be led by the Rev. David Hoying, Sept. 30 at


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HIRING WELDERS Apply at Fabcor Inc 350 S. Ohio St. Minster, Oh 45865 Thursday 03.15.2012 11:00am-2:00pm Botkins Village Office Council Chamber


*Bring 2 forms of ID and resume Offloading, palletizing, picker/ packer, day labor, CNC machinist, buffing, grinding.












SHELBY COUNTY VFW POST 4239 is accepting applications for a part time Bartender Cook, 20-30 hours per month. Must be available to work weekends, days or evenings. Apply in person at: 2841 Wapakoneta Ave



Unemployed Parent receive Income Tax Return, $1500 for one child, $3000 for two children and $4000 for three children. Call now 1-800-583-8840.

RN, LPN & OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN needed for busy Ophthalmology office. Please apply to: Dept 223 c/o Sidney Daily News 1451 Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365

LPN or STNA needed to care for elderly gentleman in his home. Send resume to PO Box 322. Sidney, OH 45365

RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT needed for veterinary office. 20-30 hours per week, Great clients. Please bring resume to: Community Veterinary Clinic 1200 W Russell Rd Sidney

*JOBS AVAILABLE NOW* NEW CONTRACTS FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami County.

PREP COOK, 2nd shift, 5-6 days week. Apply in person: Charlie Brown's Restaurant in Anna.

Responsibilities include supervision, service coordination and operation of designated programming and services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Must have experience with community agencies providing services appropriate for individuals with DD and ensure that all standards and regulations are met. Position requires a minimum of 4 years experience with an Associateʼs Degree in Special Ed, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Human Development, Nursing, Developmental Disabilities or other related field.

Paid training is provided

Regular & Substitute School Bus Drivers


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FACTORY OPENINGS Hartzell Air Movement, a growing manufacturer of industrial air moving equipment, is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Senior Buyer


INSIDE SALES 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.

PT Direct Care Openings

Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami, Shelby, and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and a criminal background check To apply, call 937-335-6974 or stop our office at 405 Public Square, Troy OH.. Applications are available online at EOE


Greenville Technology Inc. Greenville Technology, Inc., a tier one automotive parts supplier specializing in plastic injection molding, paint and assembly processes, has immediate openings for the following positions:

Purchasing Technician (Job# 0212-3) Responsibilities include calculating production requirements for purchased materials, communication with suppliers, monitoring and controlling inventory levels and supplier performance. Experience in purchasing at a manufacturing facility preferred. Must have understanding of purchasing principles and strong math skills. Verbal and written communication skills, detailed oriented, computer knowledge and a proven teamwork record required. $14.95 - $17.02 per hour plus bonuses. Comprehensive benefits package.

Please send resumes to: Inside Sales PO Box 1191 Piqua, OH 45356

Manufacturing Engineer Tech

CNC Machinist (3rd shift)

Assemblers (3rd shift)

Welders (3rd shift)

Tester/Crater (3rd Shift)

Industrial Painter (3rd Shift)

Group Leaders (3rd shift)

Hartzell offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, prescription drug plan, flexible benefits plan, 401(k) retirement savings, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement and much more! For detailed information regarding these openings and to apply please visit: HARTZELL AIR MOVEMENT Corporate Human Resource Dept. PO Box 919 Piqua, OH 45356 EOE

Accounting Technician (Job # 0212-4) Responsibilities include accounts payable and accounts receivable processing and reconciliation, budget report and year end audit document preparation, miscellaneous accounting duties. Experience or education in Accounting required. Strong math skills, verbal and written communication skills, detailed oriented, computer knowledge and a proven teamwork record required. $14.95 - $17.02 per hour plus bonuses. Comprehensive benefits package.

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

Interested candidates should forward a resume and job reference number to:

GREENVILLE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Attn: HUMAN RESOURCES P.O. Box 974 Greenville, Ohio 45331 Deadline: March 16, 2012 We are an equal opportunity employer.

Classified Sales Assistant

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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.

We are seeking an energetic team player who can work independently to provide support for our classified call center. This position is based in our Piqua, Ohio, office.

The qualified individual will have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint with the ability to accurately type 60 wpm. Qualifications will also include professional appearance, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as prior knowledge of business office equipment.

Please send resume with references to: No phone calls, please.

MRO TECHNICIAN NEEDED Shipping and Receiving Experience Required. Fork lift a plus. 1st shift weekend (work two 12 hour days / get paid for 36 hours)

• • • •

HS Diploma/ GED Drug test Background check Medical clearance

Motor routes are delivered Saturdays, Holidays and on an as needed basis by independent contractors. REQUIRES: Reliable transportation, working phone and state minimum insurance is required. You must also be at least 18 years of age.

SDNM240R – 106 papers Children’s Home Rd, Co Rd 25A South, Deam Rd, Fair Rd, Fairington Dr, Frazier Guy Rd, Gearhart Rd, Knollwood Ln, South Knoop Johnston Rd, Maloney Rd, McClosky School Rd, River Rd, Runor Dr, Sidney Plattsville Rd, Woodhaven Dr, Woodlawn Dr

The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed person sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of Ohio Community Media’s fifty-seven publications.

Jason at 937-498-5934

Apply online:

Candidates will have demonstrated experience in prospecting and growing an account list, handling incoming leads and closing sales. He or she will be skilled in envisioning big ideas, then executing advertising programs that attract customers and generate significant revenue. In addition to maintaining and growing existing relationships, candidates must possess expertise in working with clients on both strategic and creative levels. Candidates will have an in-depth understanding of print and online advertising and the desire to stay informed about area trends.





This position is based in our Troy office and is full time with salary and commission. Benefits, cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement are also available.

Walking Routes Deliver Newspapers: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

For quickest consideration, please email resume to:

ANY AGE welcome to apply!

Bring your resume and speak to a representative on Tuesday or email your resume to: for consideration No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position.

SDN2091 – 18 papers, $36 month Harvard Ave, Hillcrest Ct SDN1042 – 16 papers, $32 month Bon Air Dr, Norwood Dr, Kossuth St SDN2080 – 26 papers, $52 month East Court, Fielding Rd, Grandview, Sophia, Monterey Dr If interested, please contact:

Jamie at 937-498-5912 If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDN number that you are interested in. Your phone call will be returned in the order in which it is received.

EOE 2264757

Piqua Arby’s Tuesday, March 13 2PM – 7PM for positions in Troy, Piqua, Sidney, and Greenville


The I-75 Newspaper Group of Ohio Community Media is seeking an experienced sales professional who wishes to flourish in a career with an award winning sales team!

If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDNM number that you are interested in. Your phone call will be returned in the order in which it is received.




If interested, please contact:

Starting pay $11.64/ hr plus benefits/ PTO



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Who’s driving those big wheels?

America Moves By Trucking

These Companies Are Hiring!

We’ve all been there, hot frustration roiling within as we trail an 18wheeler, laboring slowly up a hill on a two-lane highway. Rarely do we think about what is in that truck or who is driving it.


A dependable on-time trucking company serving West Central Ohio!

CDL Class A A CDL Class $1000 Sign On Bonus Home Most Nights


Monthly Safety Bonus Full Benefits Package 1 year tractor trailer experience required.



BULK TRANSIT CORP. (800)345-2855 ext 2203 2265132


Or visit our website for an application

OTR Driving Positions


Available at Dick Lavy Trucking





Orientation & Travel Pay Home most weekends Holiday & Vacation Pay FTL Cascadias • Rider Policy



NEW Sign-on Bonus

Call 800-345-5289 or visit us (800) 866-7713 ext 123 • at



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We’re Hiring Drivers for Regional

Experienced Drivers and Recent Driving School Graduates Should Apply (Tuition Reimbursement for Recent Grads)

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Up to 39 cpm w/ Performance Bonus • 1 yr OTR – CDL A • Pay thru home on weekends

Let's not forget that everything we eat, everything we wear, and everything in our home came in a truck, and even though most of us are frustrated by the traffic they may cause, they play a major role in keeping America moving. Drivers on average log over 432 billion miles per year to bring fresh produce and frozen foods to distribution centers all over the continent. ATA numbers show that trucks delivered 10.7 billion tons of freight in 2007, or 69 percent of total U.S. freight tonnage.

portation ha s n a r T RADE G P U l s h a o P

On Bonu n g i S s EW

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reports that there are over 3.4 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering the goods U.S. consumers need every day of the year. Professional truck drivers are more essential to the national than economy ever before and they are delivering America's freight safely and on time every day.




Come Join Our Growing Family If you are a Class A CDL OTR Company Driver, Classic Carriers is looking for you!! Attractive Pay Package with Full Benefits • Home Most Weekends $52K Annual Average Gross plus benefits • Late Model Assigned Tractors Riders Allowed • Direct Deposit

Pay percentage of gross • Pay 100% of fuel surcharge Must have late model tractor in good condition


Call Tim Subler today at 800-348-6244 ext. 7047




Start with the following benefits: • $0.40/Mile • 4 weeks vacation/year • 401K w/ match • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance • Home Weekly • Assigned Truck • Our drivers are averaging $1000/wk • Top drivers average $1300/wk Must have CDLA and recent OTR experience.

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If you like staying busy and having job security you should come join our team

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 23 Years of Age • Must have 1 year experience No DUI or DWI Violations in last 3 years

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Today is the perfect time to offer a little drive-by salute to the truckers you share the road with. Remember, too, that trucks have several blind spots that make it hard for them to see you at all times. Be patient with them as they are big and slow and need lots of space. If you get annoyed by them and cut them off or jam the breaks, you are only playing with your own safety. Drive smart and share the road with them as they are the ones who are making your lifestyles possible.

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Open House Saturday, 3/10 • 1-2:30 320 Doering All the updates have been done in this wonderful family home! Move-in ready! Call Vanessa Goshorn 7260673.

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30 S ROOM 4 BED

Open House Saturday, 3/10 • 1-2:30 ROOM 4 BED

1128 E. Hoewisher

Spectacular cedar and stone home, nestled on a beautiful 4+ acre private, wooded property. Smart window placement takes advantage of the natural setting. Some of the highlights include a great room with a cathedral ceiling and woodburning fireplace, first floor master bedroom, pleasing kitchen design, first floor study, solarium, 2 more bedrooms plus a lovely finished walkout basement. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

Hoying & Hoying custom home in Plum Ridge Subdivision, on a large wooded lot. Open floor plan features large great room with gas fireplace, cherry builtin bookcase and entertainment center. Kitchen boasts of cherry cabinets with corian counter. Formal dining, foyer and office have beautiful white columns and woodwork. Hardwood floors. Beautifully decorated master suite and bath. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 3-4:30


3298 Millcreek

country Great ranch situated on 1.83 acre tree lined lot ~ 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, nicley updated kitchen, 4 seasons room, oversized 2 car attached garage, plus a 30x25 Detached, and a 14x12 building with a dog run, but wait there is more a 48x24 above ground pool makes this the perfect entertainment home. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

2873 Kuther Rd.

8167 Port Haven

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30 1402 Spruce Possession at Closing. This ranch sits on a corner lot. Large back patio, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and updated kitchen w/appliances. New Price $139,900. Call Kathy McGreevy 726-0807.

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 3-4:30 12165 Lochard Rd., Sidney Take a peak at this quaint three bedroom home located in a quiet setting. Has a nice deck in the back and comes with a riding lawn mower! For price and more info please call LaDonna Hufford 937-489-6808.

,900 $119

The feel of a private retreat yet close to it all.. 1st floor Master bedroom ... 2 nice size bedrooms up full finished basement with Recreation room & Bar plus a 2 car attached garage. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

Why wait? This home is loaded with updates including: New roof (2008), New furnace & A/C (Both 2008), Granite counter tops (2008), Lots of New flooring (2011) and a jet tub with tiled shower in 2008. 3 nice size bedrooms, large Great room and an exceptional open kitchen (eatin). Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

,000 $399

13315 White Feather Trail, Anna/McCartyville Spectacular executive type home on 2+ wooded acres. 3 Bed, 2 ½ bath, full basement. $269,000. Contact Lee Jones 937-726-7177.


8074 N. Cass-Sidney Rd., Piqua

12832 C.R. 70

Nearly 2800 sq. ft of living space & a full finished basement, 12 acres with a 28x30 metal garage, and a 30x50 "party barn" both with heating and air. An 18 hole putter golf course, ½ mile lighted walking track & more. Contact Lee Jones 937-726-7177.

You can drive by this awesome Log Home, but you need to make an appointment to see the "SPECTACULAR" view of natures beauty from the back porch! For more information on this 3-4 bed, 2500 sq. ft. home on 5 acres, Contact Lee Jones 937-726-7177.

561 Bon Air Loaded with character 2 story home located in the very prestigious Bon Air subdivision. Lots of Beautiful wood & ceramic flooring...2 woodburning fireplaces, wet bar in family room, 4/5 bedroom and 2.5 baths. Relaxing 3 season room. Finished attic as study or 5th bedroom. The attic has baseboard heat and no A/C. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.


133 Walnut

00 $67,0

MOVE-IN CONDITION. Large bedrooms, living room, family room & dining room, 2 baths. New carpet and vinyl floor coverings, Fresh clean paint, plus ceilings fans.1st floor laundry and mud room, covered front ports, private patio. Impressive foyer with spiral stairs. Newer: furnace, some windows and roof.. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.


11660 N. Co. Rd. 25A 9 Acre lot is the setting for this 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2,212sq.ft. of living space. Partial unfinished basement. Call Tim McMahon 658-3625.

400 Broad, Port Jefferson

1800 Shawnee

Country subdivision close to town. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, nice size living room & dining room. Kitchen has been upgraded with Ceramic back splash and new wood laminate floors, most floor coverings are newer. 3 car attached garage.. NEW furnace and central air. Plus electric baseboard heating options are nice to have. Fenced yard with patio area and a huge garden. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.


16950 McCloskey School 3 bedroom 2 bath on 2 acres! This home is a great value at under $100,000 for those wanting country living! Come take a look! Call Tabetha Dahlinghaus 937-726-6351.

This three bedroom, two bath country home has something for everyone, a large kitchen, heated garage with hot and cold water sink, and a full basement. Possession at closing. Text 78062 to 79564 for more information. Call Connie McClain 638-2306.

Hardin Houston Schools, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car attached garage, full basement Great Deck. Lease, rent or purchase. Call Sandi Shipman 658-3825.

,900 $114


2385 Schenk Road

Beautiful, affordable, brick home in desirable PLUM RIDGE! Over 2000 square feet of living space, with more potential living space in unfinished basement that is plumbed for 1/2 bath. Great room has stone fireplace with pellet stove insert. Spacious kitchen flows freely to great room. 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths. Contact Susan Davis 726-2857.

,900 $194 W O N

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

Feel at home the moment you step up to this charming home. Relax on the incredible wraparound-porch, stretch out in the great room or putter around in the large two-car garage. Come and see this lovingly cared for and well maintained home for yourself. Updated furnace, central air, and attic fan. Possession at closing. Text 91919 to 79564 for more information. Call Connie McClain 638-2306.

536 E. Hoewisher, Sidney

Open House Sunday, 3/18 • 1-2:30

416 Ironwood Spacious 3 bedroom ranch style home with a huge basement and 3 full baths...This well built & maintained home boasts of a large family room along with a large living room and really nice size eat-in kitchen with plenty of counter space and cabinets. Lennox "Pulse" furnace. Lots of cabinets & cupboards in the basement that stay with the sale. Baths just updated with new showers. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.

844 S. Main

746 Foraker This is a well taken care of 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home in an established neighborhood. There have been many improvements in the last 8 years. Call Judy Harp 937-4925505.

,900 $214

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

132 Gemini, Sidney

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

14144 Charm Hill.

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 3-4:30

This lovely home is move in ready and tastefully decorated with color and charm. Call Vanessa Goshorn 726-0673.

GREAT LOCATION! Well maintained 3 BR, 2 BA, full brick home. NEW ROOF, CHIMNEY, A/C UNIT, MANY UPDATES T H R O U G H O U T. Woodburning fireplace in the family room. Separate living room. One Year US Protective Home Services Warranty provided by seller. $109,900. Contact Susan Davis 726-2857.

1270 Maple Leaf

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

235 Williams

4 bedrooms at such a low price, wow! This home has fresh paint, hard wood floors and is ready for your growing family! Check it out, only 76,900 ! Call Tabetha Dahlinghaus 937-726-6351.

Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

New kitchen, 2500 sq ft, 4-bedrooms, large lot, quiet neighborhood, what more can you ask for? New roof, HVAC, and kitchen in 2010! Don't miss this opportunity to make this your dream home! Call Tom Roll 638-7847.


420 Wagner


Open House Sunday, 3/11 • 1-2:30

Open House Saturday, 3/10 • 3-4:30

6250 W. St. Rt. 47

Lots and Lots of updates since 2009 New windows,new roof on part of thehouse,new paver patio,new water softener,new light fixtures throughout, mainand master bathroom updated, new oak flooring, new hot water heater, also all new landscaping. the front loading washer and dryer stay with the home. Call Tim McMahon 658-3625.

624 W. Main Country living yet close to town. Almost 2700 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms and a s p a c i o u s study/den. Elegant hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining, hall and foyer. Semi finished basement. Geothermal and Co-op for low electric rates. Offered at $253,500. Contact Naomi St.Julian 330-256-2206 for a tour.

,000 $229

1553 Westwood

Newer custom built home offers open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, owner suite on first floor. Open kitchen with loads of cupboards & countertop space plus eat-in nook. All appliances can stay. Formal dining, living rooms, great room with fireplace. 2 bedrooms and bathroom on 2nd floor. Very usable basement plumbed for full bath. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.


409 Vine, Wapakoneta Do you like older homes? We have the home for you.This home has beencompletely remodeled with new flooring,new windows,new trim work. This home has a huge rec room,three car heated garage,finished basement and so much more. Call Tim McMahon 658-3625.

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1 & 2 BEDROOM, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry, some utilities, no pets, $375-$450, (937)394-7265

Please call: 877-844-8385 to advertise

2 BEDROOM half double, smoke free, kitchen/ laundry appliances, lawncare. $550. 403 West Parkwood. (937)726-7276

DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747

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

ANNA, 201 W. North St, Friday, Saturday 8am-4:30pm, Anna United Methodist Church, Multifamily! Household items, upright piano, furniture, half price Mary Kay, childrens clothes, toys, books, much more.

2 BEDROOM In Sidney, clean, freshly painted, security cameras, laundry facility on site, ample off street parking. On site manager. Rent $425, Deposit $425 includes water & trash. Call Heidi (937)441-9923

ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.



St. Marys Avenue Apartments $250 OFF 1ST MONTHS RENT! Most utilities paid, off street parking, appliances, NO PETS! 1 bedroom, $415 month (937)489-9921



Featuring an open floor plan concept, you will immediately take notice of the greaat room with vaulted ceiling and notice the added convenience of the owner's suite. You will find 2 bedrooms centrally located to a hallway bath and laundry room. Packed in the 1380 ft. sq. are tons of little unexpected features that add value to this investment in your future. Easy to show call today before it's sold. $91,000.

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.


Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. Many nice updates, fireplace, 2 acre wooded lot, 40’x42’Pole barn with heated shop, full finished basement. Houston School District. Call Weigandt Real Estate (419) 628-3107

Deb DeLoye 937 638-7827

Want to buy or build but can’t sell your home…call today about our many available options!

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Moving Special: Buy before April 1 and we will pay for your move!

PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included.

"Simply the Best"

Brian T. Holter 937 339-2300

3 new models open. 2 and 3 bedroom homes, open floor plans, master suites with walk in showers and huge closets, sunrooms, covered patios, large beautiful kitchens with granite countertops and all new appliances, hardwood and ceramic floors, lots of storage, full 9’ basements, w/ day light windows, roughed in for full baths and bars. Beautiful views! Directions: Hoewisher Rd, turn left onto Bridlewood Drive. Turn left onto Summer Field Trail and follow the signs.


(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.


Sidney’s Stonebridge


Sycamore Creek Apts.


OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 11 • 2-4pm

Time to sell your old stuff... Get it

$499 off Move In

Village West Apts.

37.568 rolling, wooded acres with 6.4 acre pond, activity & dining halls, & 2 cabins. Former YMCA camp in the 1950's. Wildlife and hiking trails abound on this secluded property. $395,000.00

SLEEPING ROOMS (2) Both at 339 1/2 S Highland. Call Earl Vance (937)492-5057


Garage Sale


513 JEFFERSON, SIDNEY Needing some repairs and improvements this is an opportunity you don't want to let pass you buy. Featuring 3 bedrooms with high ceiling that are conveniently located to a hallway bath and a eat in kitchen. You also get with the purchase of this home a trailer and a family room that can be easily converted back into an attached garage. Call today to schedule your showing. $13,000.

Contact Dawna Elko 937-726-4999 or Marcia Moorer 937-233-4040 Each office independently owned and operated


2 BEDROOM apartments in Russia. Attached garage. Great neighborhood! MOVE IN SPECIAL! MUST SEE! (937)417-4910.

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DO YOU HAVE MISSING SHINGLES OR STORM DAMAGE? Call for a free damage inspection.

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


CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019 WANTED TO buy Pride Electric Lift chair, Call between 5-7pm, (937)497-7326


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ROUND BALES, 4X5 net wrap, grass hay, $30, (937)382-4549.

1975 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Restored with fuel injection, sun roof, rack and pinion steering, sold new at Piqua Volkswagen, garage kept. (937)295-2899

2001 ROCKWOOD 5TH WHEEL 25 feet, sleeps 6. 1/2 ton towable, one slide out. Good condition. Asking $5000. (937)658-2434

807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ! G ! G ! G ! G ! G!

2 BEDROOM country mobile home, appliances. Lawn maintained. NO PETS. $450 month + deposit, (937)498-4481. 3 BEDROOM double, 526 N Main Avenue. New carpet, new paint, NO PETS! Metro accepted. $515 month, (419)733-4176 3 BEDROOM home, Sidney. Completely remodeled. $525 month, deposit. 729 S. Miami (937)394-7117

WANTED: Large home with large yard for rent to own/ rent starting May 1. Botkins/ Sidney area. amomteamer@ h o t m a i l . c o m . (330)749-5987.

1999 JEEP Wrangler Sport. 4.06, 6 cyl., tilt, automatic, AC. Good shape! 151,000 miles. $7950. (937)489-3426

2000 PALIMINO Pop-Up. Sleeps up to 8. Stove, refrigerator, furnace, garage kept. Excellent condition. $3000 OBO. Very little use. (937)726-4802

2007 FORD F-150 4x4 dark green with grey interior, 30,000 miles. 4x4, 5.4 TRITON, gas, automatic, loaded inside and out. Chrome running boards, bedliner, chrome wheels, trailer hitch, power windows and seats, nice stereo, bench seat second row. Remote keyless entry plus touchpad, cruise, much more. $22,500. (937)394-2999

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424. 510 MASSEY-FERGUSON Combine. Excellent condition. Seen at 8925 Cisco Rd. Sidney. $1500. (937)638-7714

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BUYERS CORNHOLE GAMES and bags. Order early for spring, great gifts for weddings, birthdays, graduations & fathers day, (937)489-2668



1987 CHEVROLET K10 4 wheel drive, overdrive transmission. 79,295 babied miles, always garaged, no rust. $10,500. (937)339-4698

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL1200C SPORTSTER Vance Hines, Shortshots, Staggered, H-D bike cover, 19,250 miles, Tons of chrome! (937)710-4403

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO LEGAL NOTICE ENGINEERING ESTIMATE $67,700.00 Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Shelby County Commissioners located at 129 East Court Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365, until 11:00 A.M. local time on March 29, 2012 for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the project known as 2012 SHELBY COUNTY SIGNS project and at same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. The project consists of fabrication and delivery of new HIP Yellow roadway signs and galvanized posts to Shelby County Engineer’s Office. This is an all-or-none bid. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at the Shelby County Engineers Office located at 500 Gearhart Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Each bidder is required to furnish a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security in Bond Form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit, upon request, evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than June 1, 2012. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor's Executive Order of 1972, and Governor's Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Shelby County, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations. The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids. This notice is posted on Shelby County’s internet site on the world wide web. To view this notice and other requests by the Board of County Commissioners, enter the address of; click on “Shelby County Departments”, “Commissioners”, then on “Requests for Quotes”. Mar. 10 2264090

FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 GAME SYSTEMS, PS1 & PS2, 31 games, 2 guitar heros, 4 controllers, 4 memory cards, all in good condition, asking $250 for e v e r y t h i n g , (937)492-5486 after 5pm

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7766 A cre Farm & Homestead Homestead One Owner Owner n Ran Ranch ch Home Home Acre HOT TUB, Reflexions, seats 4-6, led lights, easy cover/ lifter, steps, chemicals, like new, $3000 obo, call (937)498-1585, or (937)441-4076 TANNING BEDS, 4 Cobra Commercial $700 each. Out of business (937)845-2459

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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies, 8 weeks old. Tails docked, vet checked, shots. Blue Merles, Red Merles and Tris. (937)726-6289 or (937)693-1515

2012 GMC ACADIA MSRP.................... $42,455 Swaney Discount... -$2,270 GM Rebate ............ -$2,000

BEAGLE MIX, Free to good home only. 3 month old male. White with brown spots. (937)638-0338. GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 black , 3 sable, 3 males, 3 females, $200, born on 1-28-2012 (937)570-7668 MINI AUSSIE-POO puppies, Females blue merle and black with white feet. Vet checked, shots. $300 (567)204-5232

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BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (419)860-3983 or (937)710-4603.

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GOLF SET, 20 piece Acuity Furbomax Deluxe. Never used. 5 years old. Right hand. $280. (937)726-2653

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What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Sunday, March 11, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ll definitely be dealing with ex-partners and old friends now and in the next few weeks. It seems like old tape loops are running in your life again. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is actually a very good time to research. It’s not easy to push ahead with new things, but if you want answers about old things, they magically will appear! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Expect to run into old friends, especially friends from groups. (It’s nice to have history with others.) Someone might influence you to reconsider some goals. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Bosses from your past or parents you haven’t seen for a while might pop back into your life now. This is a good opportunity to go over old issues. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) In the next few weeks, travel plans will be delayed or canceled. Regarding schoolwork, focus on old projects, history and studying the past. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a very good time to bring some kind of resolution to disputes about shared property, inheritances and insurance matters. This is a good time to finally finish things! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) People from your past (friends and ex-partners) are back in the picture again. Perhaps this is a good time to achieve better closure. BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Monday, March 12, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There’s a lot of powerful energy in your life right now that could attract a new source of income to you or an entirely different job. Be on the lookout for this. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Think about the ways you can improve your image. Take a realistic look in the mirror and decide what it is you have to do (because now is the time to do it). GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Subtle changes are taking place around you. This could be why you are open to new teachings, new suggestions and new ways of looking at things. (Weird, but true.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your relationship with a group might transform completely at this time. You might assume a lot more responsibility, or conversely, you might decide to leave the group entirely. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your career can get a lovely boost at this time. Something could really put your name up in lights. (Your reputation looks marvelous!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Explore opportunities in publishing, the media, higher education, medicine and the law. Chances to travel could be very exciting now. You are expanding your world! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Inheritances, gifts, goodies and opportunities from others might come to you now. You def-

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Get used to the idea that work will be inefficient for the next few weeks. Lost papers, delays, canceled meetings and silly, goofy errors will dog your footsteps. Aagghh! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Old flames and romantic acquaintances from the past might reappear in your life again. For some of you, this will be exciting. For others, it definitely won’t be. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Stock the fridge with food and drink, because relatives might be camped on your doorstep. However, this is a good time to finish old repairs and wrap up old family business. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Allow extra time for everything, because transportation delays and problems with vehicles are highly likely now. Misplaced paperwork, lost keys and mixed-up communications will be quite maddening. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a good time to finish old business related to earnings or something that you own. In the next month, however, it’s a poor time to begin a new business. YOU BORN TODAY You’re an original thinker. You’re also quirky, individualistic and competitive. You have high ideals and you’re compassionate and keen to make the world a better place, especially by relieving the suffering of others. You know how to keep your finger on the pulse of the public. An exciting new cycle is beginning for you this year. Open any door! Birthdate of: Christopher Rice, novelist; Ralph Abernathy, civil-rights leader; Lisa Loeb, singer/songwriter. initely benefit from others in a completely new way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Partnerships and close relationships are undergoing a major transformation in your life now. But it’s good. It’s all a change for the better, and this brings you joy! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Job opportunities abound now. You have chances to improve your job or get a better job — or do likewise for your health! Maybe both! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great time for Capricorn artists. It’s also a powerful time for Capricorn parents. Plan vacations. (And also be open to new romance that could change your life!) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Something in your family and domestic scene pleases you greatly now. Family joy, as well as an increase in family real estate or the value of what you own is a blessing. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your enthusiasm for life is a wonderful boost now! You see the power of positive thinking based on the experience of your own newfound optimism. Yay me! YOU BORN TODAY Privately, you identify with the archetype of the hero or heroine, which is why you never hesitate to leap into the fray to settle anything. You want to come to the rescue! You’re certainly courageous, independent and enthusiastic about whatever you embrace. Admit it — you like to live on the edge. Your year ahead however, will focus very strongly on partnerships and close friendships. Birthdate of: Courtney B. Vance, actor; Jaimie Alexander, actress; Irving Layton, poet.


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