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March 12, 2012




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U.S. soldier kills 16 BY MIRWAIS KHAN Associated Press BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people — mostly women and children — in an attack

that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans. The attack threatened the deepest breach yet in U.S.Afghan relations, raising questions both in Washington and Kabul about why American troops are still fighting in

Afghanistan after 10 years of conflict and the killing of Osama bin Laden. The slayings, the worst atrocity committed by U.S. forces during the Afghan war, came amid deepening public outrage spurred by last month’s Quran burnings and an earlier video purportedly

showing American Marines urinating on dead Taliban militants. The Quran burnings sparked weeks of violent protests and attacks that left some 30 Afghans dead, despite an apology from President Barack Obama. Six U.S. See SOLDIER/Page 2A

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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Anthony Martin “Tony” Cordonnier • Howard Fiebiger • Bonnie R. Zerkle • Concetta J. Neville • Miranda S. Grauman • Teba M. Cain • Karen L. (Hutchison-Lane) Decker • Helen K. Schemmel • Dorothy J. Hoying

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Next stop: Columbus Anna High School senior Ashley Frohne holds up the Division III Regional championship trophy while flanked by Anna’s other two seniors Kyleigh Overbey (3) and Morgan Huelskamp (with basketball) Saturday afternoon after the No. 1-ranked Lady Rockets rolled to an easy 58-32 victory

over Miami East in the finals at Springfield. The win gives Anna a 26-0 record heading into the state tournament beginning Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Columbus. The Lady Rockets will be looking for their second consecutive D-III state title. For details of Saturday's game, see page 14A.

Sidney woman celebrates 104th birthday BY PATRICIA SPEELMAN

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During 1908, 104 years ago, the first passenger airplane flights were made, Will Durant founded General Motors, an earthquake killed 80,000 people in Italy, and Cy Young was cheered at the ballpark in Boston. Bobbie Webb, of Sidney, doesn’t remember any of those events. She was just a newborn. Her earliest memory is one from several years later: as a child she helped to chop corn and stack wheat on the family farm in Somerset, Ky. Webb was born March 11, 1908, the daughter of Robert and Olena Leece Whitus. Sunday, she celebrated her 104th birthday at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, where she was recuperating before returning today to her Sidney home. She is one of the oldest residents of Shelby County. She and her brother, Otto, went to school in Kentucky, did chores on the farm, and played games in their spare time. “We played toss ball,” Webb said. “We’d toss a ball over the top of the house. One of us would be on one side and one on the other and we’d throw the ball over.” They also played a game they made up called “fox and goose” on a board with little pins. “Back then, they didn’t have toys and games like they have now. We had to make our own,” she said. Her favorite subjects in school were reading and writing. See BIRTHDAY/Page 2A

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FAIR HAVEN Shelby County Home social worker Robin Burleson (left), of Troy, shares a laugh with Bobbie Webb, of Sidney, after putting a birthday hat on Webb during Webb’s 104th birthday party held at Fairhaven Sunday. Webb said on turning 104 “It’s beyond words.” In regards to her surprise birthday party she said "They really know how to keep a secret.”



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BIRTHDAY “Mathematics worried the life out of me,” she admitted. “I was poor at it.” Nevertheless, she mastered enough of it to earn a degree as a licensed practical nurse. “I went to school not as long as I wanted, but as long as we could afford,” she said. She married her first husband, Alonzo Rice, in 1924. They had three children, two boys and a girl, during their 29 years of marriage. They moved from Kentucky to Indiana. “When the war came (World War II), they called my husband and said he had to get a job in a factory or be drafted,” Webb said. “He chose labor. We came to Sidney to visit friends and they said he should come here to go to work. Alcoa called to see if he would work here, but he worked at Copeland.” Rice died of leukemia in 1952. His widow married Ralph Webb later that year. By then, she was working at Wilson Memorial Hospital. “I worked until I was SICK,” she said. She wasn’t really ill, just sick of working. “There weren’t enough workers then. I was called all the time. After I retired, I got more calls (for private duty nursing) than when I was working. When you’re retired, that’s when you put in the most work. I NEVER retired,” she shouted. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and made three trips to the Middle East. They were planning a fourth, but the advent of the Desert Storm conflict scotched their plans. “After we came back from Israel the first time, I cried almost every night when we got home. Ralph said, ‘Why are you crying?’ I said, ‘I just did not get enough of Israel.’ The people were really great. The scenery was so pretty.” Ralph Webb died in 1999. Bobbie Webb continues to live alone. She has outlived two husbands and all three of her


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children. She has four grandchildren. A member of the Church of God, she enjoys her friends and neighbors — and they enjoy her. Friday, three employees of Chase Bank, where Webb does business, visited her with flowers and birthday cake. Shirley Goldschmidt, the manager of the Sidney West branch, Lisa Goebel, Webb’s banker, and Chris Meyer, Webb’s former banker, had nothing but smiles and praise for their client and friend. “There’s nobody like her,” said Goebel. “She’s so with it. She’s very independent. She has someone bring her to the bank, but she knows what she’s doing. She’s very special.” The staff at Fairhaven planned a surprise party for Webb for Sunday. Janet Landis, the activities director, said that Webb had told her that one place she had never been able to travel, but had always wanted to, was Florida. “So we’re giving her a Florida party. We’re getting sand and a palm tree,” Landis said. Webb doesn’t know how she’s managed to live so long. “I just lived day to day, week to week, month to month. I did the best I could. What else can you do?” she said. Her advice to others who want to live to be centenarians and more? “Keep your home as long as you possibly can, and when you can’t, you deserve care. You worked. Don’t feel bad about needing care. Good care is out there. “Everything might not go your way, but deal with it. “Keep your promise to your husband or wife. Make life happy for each other. “You don’t always remember everything. Remember the connection to our friends and neighbors.” Wise counsel from a feisty lady who, in her long life, has figured out what’s really important.

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SOLDIER service members were also killed by their fellow Afghan soldiers, although the tensions had just started to calm down. According to U.S. and Afghan officials, Sunday’s attack began around 3 a.m. in two villages in Panjwai district, a rural region outside Kandahar that is the cradle of the Taliban and where coalition forces have fought for control for years. The villages are about 500 yards (meters) from a U.S. base in a region that was the focus of Obama’s military surge strategy in the south starting in 2009. Villagers described cowering in fear as gunshots rang out as a soldier roamed from house to house firing on those inside. They said he entered three homes in all and set fire to some of the bodies. Eleven of the dead were from a single family, and nine of the victims were children. U.S. officials said the shooter, identified as an Army staff sergeant, acted alone, leaving his base in southern Afghanistan and opening fire on sleeping families in two villages. Initial reports indicated he returned to the base after the shooting and turned himself in. He was in custody at a NATO base in Afghanistan. The suspect, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., was assigned to support a special operations unit of either Green Berets or Navy SEALs engaged in a village stability opera-


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Suspect’s base had 2012 killing case JOINT BASE L E W I S - M c C H O R D, Wash. (AP) — A soldier suspected of massacring 16 Afghan villagers Sunday comes from Joint Base LewisMcChord, one of the largest military installations in the U.S. — and one that has seen its share of controversies and violence in the past few years. The base is about 45 miles south of Seattle and home to about 100,000 military and civilian personnel. A tion, said a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing. Such operations are among NATO’s best hopes for transitioning out of Afghanistan, pairing special operations troops with villagers chosen by village elders to become essentially a sanctioned, armed neighborhood watch. Some residents said they believed there were multiple attackers, given the carnage. “One man can’t kill so many people. There must have been many people involved,” Bacha Agha of Balandi village told The Associated Press. “If the government says this is just one person’s act we will not accept it. … After killing those people they also burned the bodies.” In a statement,


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former soldier shot and injured a Salt Lake City police officer in 2010, and on Jan. 1, a 24-year-old Iraq War veteran shot and killed a Mount Rainier National Park ranger. Four Lewis-McChord soldiers were convicted in the deliberate thrill killings of three Afghan civilians in 2010. The military newspaper Stars and Stripes called it “the most troubled base in the military” that year. Afghan President Hamid Karzai left open the possibility of more than one shooter. He initially spoke of a single U.S. gunman, then referred to “American forces” entering houses. The statement quoted a survivor 15-year-old named Rafiullah, who was shot in the leg, as telling Karzai in a phone call that “soldiers” broke into his house, woke up his family and began shooting them. “This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians and cannot be forgiven,” Karzai said. Obama phoned the Afghan leader to express his shock and sadness, and offered condolences to the grieving families and to the people of Afghanistan. In a statement released by the White House, Obama called the attack “tragic and shocking” and not representa-

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tive of “the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan.” He vowed “to get the facts as quickly as possible and to hold accountable anyone responsible.” The violence over the Quran burnings had already spurred calls in the U.S. for a faster exit strategy from the 10year-old Afghan war. Obama even said recently that “now is the time for us to transition.” But he also said he had no plan to change the current timetable that has Afghans taking control of security countrywide by the end of 2014. In the wake of the Quran burnings, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, visited troops at a base that was attacked last month and urged them not to give in to the impulse for revenge. The tensions between the two countries had appeared to be easing as recently as Friday, when the two governments signed a memorandum of understanding about the transfer of Afghan detainees to Afghan control — a key step toward an eventual strategic partnership to govern U.S. forces in the country. Now, another wave of anti-American hatred could threaten the entire future of the mission, fueling not only anger among the Afghans whom the coalition is supposed to be defending but also encouraging doubts among U.S. political figures that the long and costly war is worth the sacrifice in lives and treasury.

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900 block of Buckeye Avenue. -9:11 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 400 block of North Miami Avenue for a medical call. -2:40 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to 857 South Miami Avenue to investigate an odor of gas. No problem was found. -11:05 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Foraker Avenue for a medical call. —8:29 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of Fulton Avenue. FRIDAY -12:39 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 600 block of Folkerth Avenue for a medical call. -8:13 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1500 block of Park Street.

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PIQUA — Miranda S. Grauman, 39, of Piqua died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 4:30 a.m. in the home of her mother. Arrangements are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Bonnie R. Zerkle FLETCHER — Bonnie R. Zerkle, 77, of Sidney, formerly of St. Paris and Fletcher, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012. are Arrangements pending at Suber-Shively Funeral Home, Fletcher.

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City Schools in 1988. She was a 64-year member of Holy Angels C a t h o l i c Church, and member of its Altar Society. She was also an American Legion Auxiliary member, and an auxiliary member of the Sidney VFW. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church by the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Sidney. Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Lehman School, Catholic High School Foundation, Holy Angels Catholic Church, and the Fair Haven Shelby County Home, in memory of Dorothy J. Hoying. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Hoying family at the funeral home’s website,

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MINSTER — Helen K. Schemmel, 98, formerly of New Bremen and Eagle Drive, Minster, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster where she had resided for 5 years. She was born July 27, 1913, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Albert and Zita (Guissinger) Kloeppel. On Nov, 19, 1930, in Sidney she married William M. Schemmel who died Jan. 21, 1991. Helen is survived by her children, Mary Ellen and Dwight Kurtzman, of Van Wert and Ronald Schemmel ,of New Bremen. A daughter, Dolores and her husband Paul Opperman, of New Bremen, preceded her in death. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She was the last of her family. Two brothers, Gerard and Leonard Kloeppel, and an infant twin sister, We accept

Catherine preceded her in death. Helen was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster and a former member of Holy Redeemer Church and the Ladies Sodality of the church in New Bremen. She had been a cook at New Bremen Schools and retired from Auglaize School in New Bremen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at St. Augustine Catholic Church by the Rev. Rick Nieberding. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorial donations will be used for masses at the St. Charles Seminary Chapel. Condolences may be left at the funeral home’s website,

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Concetta J. Neville Concetta J. 94, Neville, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 10:35 a.m. at her residence. was She born Feb. 28, 1918 ,in Sidney, the daughter of the late George and Rose (Gentile) Palmisano. On Sept. 3, 1938, she married Richard H. “Dick” Neville, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2007. She is survived by children, one two daugher, Mrs. Bill (Lisa) Keane, of West Chester, and one son, George and Mary Neville, of Bel Air, Md.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Gibson; a sister, Anna Marie Orth; and a brother-in-law, Earl Orth. Concetta was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney and a homemaker. She enjoyed listening to big band music. Her

husband Dick the played trombone in his nephew’s orchestra for many years, The Frank Neville Orchestra. Concetta also loved spending time with all her grandchildren, and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church by the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or Holy Angels Catholic Church in memory of Concetta Neville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Neville family at the funeral home’s website,,

Anthony Martin ‘Tony’ Cordonnier RUSSIA — Anthony Martin “Tony” Cordonnier, 69, of Cridersville, formerly of Russia, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2012, at 7 a.m. at Cridersville Healthcare Center in Cridersville. He was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Russia, the son of the late Norbert N. and Margaret M. (Kloeker) Cordonnier. He worked at Clopay for 17 years and was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joseph Cordonnier; and a sister, Mary Ann, who died in infancy. Mr. Cordonnier is survived by his brothers and sisters-in law, John and Sue Cordonnier, of Kettering, Frank and Bert Cordonnier, of Russia, Alli and Linda Cordonnier, of Russia, Leo and Martha Cordonnier,

of Dayton, Michael and Zenilda Cordonnier, of Chicago, Ill., and Henry and Ann Cordonnier, of Russia; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Steve Grogean, of Russia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at St. Remy Catholic Church, 108 W. Main St., Russia, by the Rev. Frank Amberger. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to

Health challenge meeting tonight ST. MARYS — The 2012 Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge will have their third presentation of the seriestonight at 7 p.m. Kristi Koch, RN, JTDMH Cardiac Center will be the speaker. Her program is titled: The “Skinny” on Excess Weight and Heart Disease. This presentation will focus on the health risks and effects of excess weight/obesity; in partic-

ular causes and consequences related to excess weight such as heart disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and physical inactivity. The presentation will be held at St. Marys Memorial High School auditorium, located at the corner of Ohio 66 and U.S. 33. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Anne Larger at (419) 394-6132 or email at

‘Lorax’ trumps ‘John Carter’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter” at the weekend box office. Studio estimates Sunday put Universal Pictures’ “The Lorax” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend as the animated adventure based on the children’s book took in $39.1 million. That raised its 10-day domestic total to $122 million, making “The Lorax” the top-grossing movie released this year. “John Carter,” based on “Tarzan” creator Burroughs’ tales of the interplanetary adventurer, opened in second-place with $30.6 million. That’s an awful start given the whopping $250 million that Disney reportedly spent to make “John Carter,” which also earned generally poor reviews that will hurt its long-term prospects.


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Welcome to SHS Sidney School councilor Barb Kern (l-r), of Sidney, talks with Ann Imke, 16, of Maplewood, Deborah Shaffer and Shaffer’s daughter Samantha Hall, 14, both of Sidney, during a Sidney High School open house Tuesday. Samantha and her mom were getting a tour of the building from Imke. Imke is the daughter of Dan and Linda Imke. An open house will be held tonight at Whittier and Northwood Elementary Schools from 6 to 7 p.m. An open house is set for Tuesday at Sidney Middle School from 6 to 7 p.m.

Mild winter saves millions of dollars COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s mild winter saved the state’s transportation department tens of millions of dollars in weather-related costs this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation saved $43 million this winter after spending $80 million last year for winterweather expenses from snow and ice, WCMHTV in Columbus reported. The savings can be used for other projects including road improvements such as resurfacing roadways and repairing guardrails, department spokesman Steve Faulkner said. Ohio has about $2 billion worth of projects that need funding. Several central Ohio

communities also say they have saved thousands of dollars on road salt, overtime and other winter-weather costs. Rick Tilton, with the city of Columbus, said Columbus paid only $332,000 for 5,681 tons of salt, compared with more than $1.6 million it spent last year for nearly 28,000 tons of salt. “Not only does it save us money right now, it saves us money next winter,” Tilton said. “That salt that we have in the barn now — we just leave it there ‘til next winter.” Operations Manager Greg Hintz of Lancaster, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, said his city has saved about $40,000 in salt costs alone this winter.

Lancaster only had to buy a little less than 1,900 tons at a cost of $117,300. Last winter, it purchased about 2,500 tons of salt for $158,000. The city is still determining where to apply the savings, Hintz said. The Columbus suburb of Hilliard says it saved approximately $125,000 in costs associated with road salt, overtime and other winter expenses. Another benefit for the public is that government workers have more time to spend on other projects, such as repairing potholes. That’s good news to Columbus resident Sean Smith. He said extra money to fix potholes will be a big help to drivers in that city.

Chefs to help victims’ families CLEVELAND (AP) — Chefs in northeast Ohio will use their culinary skills to help families of the victims of a high school shooting that left three students dead and three others injured. More than 30 chefs are joining forces at two Cleveland-area restaurants to raise money for families of the victims of the Feb. 27 shooting at Chardon High School, when authorities allege a 17-year-old boy admitted firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table. Students and staff at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute in Chesterland also will hold a benefit to help the affected families, The Plain Dealer newspaper reported. All proceeds from the institute’s March 17 lunch at its Student Caf will go to the Chardon Fund established to help survivors with their recovery. The school also will accept additional donations on behalf of the fund, and servers at the benefit will donate any tips they receive as a gift from the institute’s student body. The two culinary events planned for the restaurants will be at separate locations on the night of March 19. One of the Chefs for Chardon benefits will be at the Flour Rustic Italian

Kitchen in the Cleveland suburb of Moreland Hills. Ticket holders will be able to sample dishes prepared by at least a dozen chefs. Flour owner Paul Minnillo said he didn’t hesitate to help out when he heard what had happened at the high school. “Your heart just goes out for those kids and their families, and you just want to help in any way you can,” he said. The other benefit will be hosted by an array of chefs at AMP 150 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. The hotel has donated a banquet room for the event. Chef Brian Okin of the Fountain restaurant in Moreland Hills said he and AMP 150 chef Jeff Jarrett decided to offer individual stations rather than a sit-down dinner for that benefit. About 16 chefs are slated to participate, but Okin and Jarrett are hoping to increase that number. “We have so much room at our disposal, so we’ll find spaces for more chefs and guests,” Okin said. The shooting suspect, T.J. Lane, is charged in juvenile court with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.



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girl who enjoyed spending time at camp last year and was contributing $40 to the effort, which has raised more than $20,000 so far. “For my 10th birthday, I asked my friends for donations for saving our camps,” Richardson said, reading from the letter. “My friends are great.” The regional group, which serves nearly 40,000 girls and 14,000 adult members, originally planned to sell five of seven camps but spared one in Trumbull County. Its leaders didn’t respond to messages seeking comment Sunday. They previously have said the decision to sell the camps was based in part on low use and an estimate that it would cost $7 million to complete previously deferred maintenance at all the camps and millions more to get them up to modern standards and transform them into the type of facilities that scouts deserve. “Our only goal in all of these decisions is to do what is best for the girls of Northeast Ohio for

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A new lawsuit aiming to block the sale of four Girl Scout camps in northeast Ohio has cast a shadow amid the celebration of the organization’s Monday anniversary marking 100 years since a group of youngsters first assembled for a Girl Scout meeting. The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio contends that selling camps in Carroll, Lake, Seneca and Summit counties is the right move for financial reasons, but the lawsuit by members aims to prevent the board from making such sales, at least until they’re approved by members of the larger group. One plaintiff, volunteer Lynn Richardson of Bedford, said Sunday that some members are feeling more sad than celebratory because directors in the 18-county region are trying to move forward with the sales despite objections from young participants and parents. “We’re not celebrating. We’re in mourning,” said Richardson, 54, a former scout who’s been involved as a troop leader or volunteer for more than three decades. It’s not just adult members who hope to keep the camps. Richardson said she was brought to tears at a Saturday event when she was handed a letter from a


Leaders to talk at game NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will be interviewed together at halftime of the NCAA tournament’s first game. Sportscaster Clark Kellogg will talk to them for CBS and Turner Sports during the “First Four” matchup between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky on Tuesday night on cable channel truTV. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Obama is taking Cameron to the college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio, during the prime minister’s official visit to the United States. This will be the only joint interview by the two men during the trip.

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Santorum nudges Gingrich to step aside BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should “occur sooner rather than later.” A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesday’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest Republican front-runner in nearly a century. Santorum and Gingrich were campaigning hard two days before what has become a potentially decisive Southern showdown for the GOP field. Losing Alabama and Mississippi would effectively spell

the end for Gingrich, who has banked his waning prospects on an all-Southern strategy. The former House speaker’s lone primary wins have been in South Carolina and Georgia, a state he represented in Congress for 20 years. A win for Romney in Alabama, where polling shows a tight contest between Romney, Gingrich and Santorum, could all but bring the GOP nominating contest to a close. The former Massachusetts governor has built a substantial delegate lead against his rivals but has failed so far to win a state in the deep South, home to the Republican Party’s most conservative voters. Santorum, who has battled

to be Romney’s chief conservative foe, burnished his standing with a decisive win in Saturday’s caucuses in Kansas. The former Pennsylvania senator also carried contests last week in Oklahoma and Tennessee, giving him a toehold in the South. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Santorum said Gingrich’s recent stretch of weak showings suggests he has few options left in the race. Gingrich placed third in Kansas and dead last in Wyoming, whose caucuses Romney won easily Saturday. “The speaker can stay in as long as he wants, but I think the better opportunity to make sure that we nominate a conservative is to give us an

Enterprise goes on final voyage NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Enterprise has set sail on its final voyage. Officials say the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was featured in the film “Top Gun,” left Norfolk, Va., around noon on Sunday. The ship with more than 4,000 crew members has been a part of history over the past 50 years. It was involved in several wars and played a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis. It also served as a spotter ship for John Glenn’s historic orbit of Earth. The Enterprise is the longest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet. It is also the oldest. The ship is both old and one-of-a-kind, meaning maintenance can be tricky. Crew members acknowledge life at sea can be tough because they often have to build spare parts from scratch.

Wow! Mom has big baby SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big. Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when the healthy boy was delivered Thursday by cesarean section, the North County Times reported Saturday His mother, Cynthia Sigler of Vista, said that her immediate reaction was: "How'd he fit?" Doctors initially estimated that Jayden would weigh about 9 pounds, but that number jumped to 11 by early March, the mother told the newspaper.


Gorilla has new friend ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An elderly gorilla that lives at a Pennsylvania zoo has a new companion: a bunny named Panda. The Erie Zoo's gorilla, Samantha, has been without a fulltime friend since the death of Rudy, a male gorilla, in 2005. But officials say the 47year-old western lowland gorilla is too old to be paired with another gorilla. So they opted last month to introduce her to Panda, a Dutch rabbit, last month. The Erie Times-News reports Samantha and Panda get along well. Samantha will gently scratch under the bunny's chin and share her food.

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opportunity to go head-tohead with Gov. Romney at some point and hopefully that will occur sooner rather than later,” Santorum said, adding he wasn’t directly asking Gingrich to get out. Santorum attended church in Tupelo, Miss., Sunday morning and had campaign stops scheduled in Meridian and Gulfport later in the day. Gingrich was also campaigning in Mississippi, where he planned to attend Baptist church services in Brandon and headline a rally there. The Gingrich campaign also deployed a “truth squad” across Mississippi, led by Bob Walker, a lobbyist and former House colleague now chairing Gingrich’s campaign.

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PAKISTANI YOUNGSTERS look at the site of a suicide bombing in the Badhber area on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday. A suicide bomber attacked a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician in northwest Pakistan, killing scores of people and wounding dozens others, police said.

Bomb kills 13 at funeral PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 13 mourners and wounding 30 others, police said. The politician, Khush Dil Khan, escaped unhurt in the blast on the outskirts of Peshawar, the main city in the northwest. Islamist militants are fighting a vicious war against Pakistani security forces in and around Peshawar, which lies close to border regions with Afghanistan where extremists hold sway. Many hundreds have been killed over the last few years.

Police officer Abid Rehman said the attacker managed to get inside the compound where funeral prayers were being held in Badhber village. He said several of the wounded people were in critical condition. “We are devastated,” said Zahir Khan, 32, weeping while lying in a hospital bed. His elder brother died in the attack. He said they were chatting when the bomb went off. “I never knew I was going to lose my brother forever.” Khan, the politician, comes from the secular-leaning Awami National Party that holds power in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The

Pakistani Taliban have targeted several of its leaders in the past. The party has supported various Pakistani military operations against the militants. On Saturday, security forces claimed to have killed 39 militants in fighting in Bara district in Khyber tribal region, which is close to Peshawar and is the current focus of anti-Taliban operations. Four security force members were also killed, according to a brief statement from the paramilitary Frontier Corps. The police said it was not yet clear whether the bombing could be a reaction to the latest fighting.

International push to end Syria crisis stalls BEIRUT (AP) — An international push to end Syria’s conflict stalled Sunday as U.N. envoy Kofi Annan left Damascus without a cease-fire and President Bashar Assad’s forces pounded opposition areas and clashed with rebels throughout the country. Western and Arab powers are struggling for ways to stem the bloodshed in the year-old conflict while both the regime and the opposition reject dialogue. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan appeared to make little progress during two visits with Assad during his first trip to Syria as the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy. Annan was seeking an immediate cease-fire to allow for humanitarian aid and the start of a dialogue between all parties on a political solution. After meeting with Assad on Sunday, Annan said he had presented steps to ease the crisis, but gave no details. “Once it’s agreed, it will help launch the process and help end the crisis on the ground,” he told reporters. He called for “reforms that will create a strong foundation for a democratic Syria — a peaceful, stable, pluralistic and prosperous society, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights.” But he said a cease-fire must come first. “You have to start by stopping the killing and the misery and the abuse that is going on today and then give time for a political settlement.” Assad told Annan on Sunday that a political solution is impossible as long as “terrorist

groups” threaten the country, according to Syria’s state news service — which reported identical comments after the men met Saturday. The regime blames the uprising on armed groups acting out a foreign conspiracy. Annan’s calls for reform also fall far short of opposition calls for Assad’s ouster and the end of his authoritarian regime. Opposition leaders say the thousands killed at the hands of his security forces, many while protesting peacefully, mean they’ll accept nothing less. Annan acknowledged his hard task. “It’s going to be difficult, but we have to have hope,” he said before leaving for Qatar. The conflict has become increasingly bloody during the year since protesters in some impoverished provinces first took to the streets to call for political reform. The government has cracked down hard, and protests have spread, with some in the opposition taking up arms to attack government troops and defend their towns and neighborhoods. The U.N. says more than 7,500 people have been killed. Assad’s regime and military have remained largely intact while the opposition, though disorganized, shows no sign of relenting on its demands. Few expect a swift resolution. Government troops shelled areas in and around the northern city of Idlib, activists said, part of a campaign launched Saturday to crush the opposition in its stronghold along the border with Turkey.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wait — haven’t we seen this movie before? Companies are generating waves of jobs, and unemployment is down. The same thing happened last year around this time. Then everything faded to black starting with the earthquake in Japan, which struck a year ago Sunday. Does a happier ending await the job market this time? Economists seem to think so. For reasons ranging from progress on Europe’s debt crisis to a slowly improving housing market to slightly less gridlock in Congress, the economy and the job market appear better able to withstand setbacks than they were in 2011. “The internal dynamics of the U.S. economy look pretty good right now,” says Bill Cheney, chief economist at John Hancock Asset Management. U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February, the third straight month of 200,000-plus job growth. The unemployment rate remained 8.3 percent, but it was 9 percent as recently as September. By all measures, the job market is strengthening by the month. Then again, the numbers can conjure an unsettling sense of deja vu. Last year, the job market had a similar threemonth run. From February through April, the economy added an average 239,000 jobs each month. Helping drive that growth was a new Social Security tax cut that put more money in paychecks for 160 million Americans. The tax cut gives $1,000 a year, or nearly $20 a week, to someone making $50,000. It gives up to $4,272 or roughly $82 a week, to a household with two high-paid workers. The Social Security tax cut was supposed to expire at the end of 2011. But under election-year pressure, Congress has extended it through 2012. On top of that, a bond-buying program by the Federal Reserve drove interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans to historic lows. Yet just as things were perking up, a freeze descended on the economy and job market. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami cut off supplies from Japanese factories to U.S. and other manufacturers. The Arab Spring protests escalated oil prices. And gasoline prices followed them up, to a painful $3.98 a gallon by mid-May. A clash in Washington over the federal debt limit brought the nation to the verge of default and sapped consumer and business confidence. Europe’s debt crisis panicked investors and further shook confidence.


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This 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) 440-4638 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 • Healing Memories Bereavement Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lake Health System Annex, 1122 E. Spring St., St. Mary’s. To register, contact Teri Lowe at (419) 3943335, ext. 2808. • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill meets at 7 p.m. For more information, call 492-9748. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

Wednesday Morning • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, followed by a club meeting and program. • Local 725 Copeland Retirees meets at the Union Hall on County Road 25A for a carry-in lunch at 11:30 a.m. All retirees and spouses are welcome.

Wednesday Afternoon • Senior Independence Wellness Clinic is at Blossom Village Apartments, 120 Red Bud Circle, Jackson Center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The free program encourages senior citizens to take an active part in their own wellness. Each clinic will have a nurse available to answer general health questions. For more information, call 498-4680 or (800) 287-4680, and ask for Therese Reed.

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Politics in action Students from Minster High School volunteered at a Mitt Romney town hall meeting in Beavercreek recently. They had studied election processes and political ideologies in government class and the rally provided a chance to witness the intricacies of a presidential campaign. The crowd was welcomed by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Pictured are Portman, (second from right) with students (from left) Alex Monnin, John Freytag and Jake Winner.


Meyer, Gusching set date MINSTER — Katie Lynn Meyer and Scott Richard Gusching, both of Minster, have announced their engagement and plans to marry April 28, 2012, in the St. Augustine Church in Minster. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Susan Meyer, of Anna. She graduated from Anna High School in 2005. She is enrolled at Edison Community College, studying computer information technology business systems. She is employed by Apria Healthcare. Her fiance is the son of Robert and Kyle Gusching, of Minster. He is a 2003 graduate of Minster High School. He is employed by the Village of Minster as an electrical lineman.


Computer users to meet The Tri-county Computer Users Group will meet March 15, in the Dorothy Love Amos Center Gathering Place at 7 p.m. Anyone with an interest in computers is invited to attend and there is no charge. The instructors are Mark Hipple and John Kuehne assisted by

Jerry and Doris Tangeman and Richard Sommer. In March the group will explore finances and the Internet: how to securely make and monitor financial transactions via the Internet. Banking, credit cards, investments, and the summarized value of assets can all be

managed in a simple, easy-to-understand format. The group will also learn where to get a free credit report, credit score, and current house market value without any subscription fees. For more information call Jerry or Doris Tangeman at 492-8790.

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to wipe up the soot. — Heloise P.S.: If the brick is old and crumbly, use a sponge or a soft brush. PLEASING PUMPKIN Dear Heloise: I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that canned (not raw) pumpkin does a fantastic job of settling a dog’s digestive tract. My German shepherd pup got into the cat’s food and ended up with a bad case of diarrhea. The breeder I bought her from suggested that I give her some canned pumpkin. It worked great! — Pam M.,


Dear Heloise: stores. Knead We just bought a the eraser and house and are in press it onto the the process of rebricks to remove modeling. I am the stains. Rehaving trouble reknead to expose moving soot from a clean area, the old fireplace. and repeat as Do you have any needed. Hints suggestions for If your firehow to do this? — place needs from Kellie, via email more than Heloise take a that, Kellie, dependgood ing on how much Heloise Cruse scrub brush and soot, how old and use some vinewhat type of brick or stone gar and water (50/50 soluthe fireplace is, there are tion) to clean. Do only one a couple of options. If it is small area at a time. You just a few bricks, you can may have to scrub more try using an art gum than once. Have paper eraser, found at art-supply towels or old towels handy

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‘Big brother’ gets ‘little brother’ to join 4-H, raise calf VERSAILLES — “Big brother” Mark Kremer, of Versailles, has been matched to his assigned little brother, Michael Poth, of Ansonia, since 2009 as participants in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County. Poth is the son of Tonia Mendenhall and Ned Poth. Kremer was originally inspired to become involved in the program through his daughter, who was a volunteer at the time. Kremer said he likes being “able to make a difference in the life of a child.” He also believes spending time with his assigned “little” gives Poth “time out” from his everyday life. Kremer lives near Versailles, where he farms 100 acres and raises cattle. As his relationship with Poth has grown over the years, so has Poth’s interest in farming. Kremer said, “He is very good around the livestock, but he especially likes running

the skid loader.” Through the inspiration of Kremer, Poth is now an active member of a local 4H club. With the assistance of Kremer, the two purchased a calf, Rascal, for Poth. One stipulation of this project was that Poth would have the responsibility of helping to raise and care for the calf and prepare for the Darke County Fair. The highlight of this project was show time at the 2011 Darke County Fair, where Poth proudly presented his animal with “big brother” Kremer by his side. Poth appreciates that Kremer gives him opportunities for activities and cheers him on to do better in school. A better attitude toward adults is a positive outcome Poth has gained through having a “big brother.” His favorite outings with Kremer include farming, basketball and baseball. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a nonprofit,

Quarter auction to benefit MS A quarter auction to benefit multiple sclerosis (MS) will be Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 1265 Fourth Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. There is a $2 admission charge. Quarters are not needed. Participants can buy tickets with cash. Local independent consultants have provided auction items from the following dealers: Avon, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts, Tupperware

Graham classes announced CONOVER — The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, has scheduled two classes for which registration is now open. A crochet class begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs for six consecutive weeks, minus April 7. The instructor is Bar-

bara Cooper. A class titled Intro to Genealogy begins March 31. It runs once a month for three months from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The instructor is Amie Tennant. Call (937) 368-3700 for fees and to register.




owner of Andy's Garden. Archer in Cost for the event is honors $15 per person. Reservaorganization tions are due April 12 to Tracy Yingst, 115 S. Wall Ashley Archer, of SidSt.,Covington, OH ney, has been recognized 45318. Call (937) 473- as a member of Sigma 2672 for information. Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors orFamily fun at ganization at the Ohio State University. She is a library 2010 graduate of FairThe Amos Memorial lawn High School and the Public Library is holding daughter of Tom and Sheits monthly Family Fun lia Archer. Night on March 19 at Sigma Alpha Lambda 6:30 p.m. in the Art is dedicated to promoting Gallery of the library. and rewarding academic Children 4 years old achievement and providthrough second grade, ing opportunities for comalong with their parents, munity service, personal are invited to an evening development and lifelong of race cars. Participants professional fulfillment. will design their own cars and license plates, create tire tread art, hear stories, sing songs, and enjoy some refreshments. No registration is required. All library pro$ 6 .00 grams are offered free of charge. Call the Chiltion Dona dren’s Room of the library at 492-8354 for information.

PHLIPOT VERSAILLES — and Kathy Todd Phlipot, of Versailles, have announced the birth of a daughter, Francine Kenlee Phlipot, March 1, 2012, at 4:21 p.m. in the

Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. weighed 6 She pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sisters, Kori, 15, and Cadence, 1. Her maternal grandparents are Lavern and Mary Jo Poeppelman, of Fort Loramie. Her paternal grandparents are Conrad and Mary Phlipot, of Russia. Her mother is the former Kathy Poeppelman, of Fort Loramie.


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funds to help victims of the recent tornadoes in eastern Kentucky. The money will be donated to an organization in eastern Kentucky that provides direct care to those in need in that area. Those wishing to donate books and other items can take them to Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua. Books can be left in the boxes that are marked “Phi Theta Kappa Used Book Sale” at the entrances to the school and can be left between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations be accepted will through April 3. Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the honor society of the two year college. The sale will be open to the public and more information will be provided regarding the sale closer to the date. For more information, call (937) 489-3711.

Art contest opens LIMA — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, 4th District, encourages high school students across the Fourth Congressional District to submit their artwork in the 2012 Congressional Art Contest. A county winner will be chosen in each of the 11 counties; Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Shelby and Wyandot. The district winner will be chosen from the 11 entries and his or her artwork will hang in the United States Capitol for one year in a display of winners from across the country. Winners will also be offered an art college scholarship and airfare to visit the art display in Washington, D.C. “I look forward to seeing the artwork submitted by my constituents and wish them the best of luck in this year’s contest,” said Jordan. All forms and information can be accessed through the website, For information, call Susan Ohl (419) 999-

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Baumfolder plant are invited to their annual luncheon, March 22, at noon. The event will be at Brucken’s, 10 Elm St., Fort Loramie. Guests are Individuals welcome. will order from the menu.

FLETCHER — The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 5 spring meeting will be April 26 at the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St. Fletcher. The event starts at 8 a.m. with registration, a continental breakfast, garden vendors and a sales table. The morning program will be Flower Show, “Springtime in Miami.” Baumfolder Following lunch, the afternoon program will alums set lunch be “New Garden Trends” FORT LORAMIE — by John Anderson, Former employees of the



His maternal grandparents are Rich and Marty Schmackers, of St. Henry. His paternal grandparents are Ernie and Marlene Bergman, of Yorkshire. His mother is the former Amy Schmackers, of St. Henry.

ANNA — The ADDventure parent support group will present Dr. Liptak, PsyD, April 10 at 7p.m. He will discuss “Parenting Concerns Relating to Children with ADHD.” No membership is required. All are welcome to attend. The talk will be at the Anna Elementary School Library. Call (937) 3942158 for information.



BERGMAN FORT LORAMIE — and Amy Keith Bergman, of Fort Loramie, have announced the birth of a son, Richard Colton Bergman, March 5, 2012, at 3:01 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Lauren, 8, Avery, 3, and Ashlyn, 1, and his brother, Calder, 6.

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VERSAILLES — The Versailles Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the St. Denis Catholic Church basement. The menu comprises sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, juice and coffee. Adults will be charged $6. Tickets for children 12 and under are $3. Used eyeglasses donations will be accepted at the breakfast.



These adults provide children with positive role modeling, as well as new educational and social activities. To volunteer log onto or call 4927611.

PIQUA — Edison Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is having a used book sale and is in need of donations for the event. The organization is asking for donations of family-friendly paperback and hardback books including fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, biographies, recipe books, religious books and/or children’s books that are in good to excellent condition. The organization will also accept family-friendly movies on DVD or VHS and music of different genres. Phi Theta Kappa requests that there be no adult-oriented books, music or movies that would reflect badly on Edison or the organization. Phi Theta Kappa is also asking that no encyclopedias, dictionaries or Reader’s Digest condensed books be donated. Phi Theta Kappa members hope to raise


Lions breakfast planned


MICHAEL POTH, of Ansonia, and his “big brother” Mark Kremer, of Versailles, get Poth’s calf, Rascal, ready for the 2011 Darke County Fair. The pair participate in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County.

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and Within the Beads. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving hope to people affected by the disease.

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United Way-member, social service agency. Lisa Brown is executive director of the agency. The program specializes in matching children from at-risk families with adult volunteer big “brothers and sisters.”

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WOEF marks 50 years of support CELINA — The Western Ohio Educational Foundation recently marked its 50th anniversary. Throughout 2012, the WOEF board, its past and present members, as well as Wright State University-Lake Campus, will celebrate 50 years of promoting and assisting higher education in the area by hosting a number of public and private events. Incorporated on Jan.

24, 1962, WOEF was organized by a group of citizens in response to a growing desire for Auglaize, Darke, Mercer and Van Wert County residents to have access to higher education. This grass-roots organization secured the funding to build and operate an institution of higher education in this rural northwest Ohio region. After 50 years, the Lake Campus of Wright State University is the

only institution of higher education in the westcentral Ohio. For five decades, WOEF has remained strongly committed to the success of the Lake Campus, WOEF officials said. Since 1965, WOEF has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to Lake Campus students while providing financial support for student programs and activities. The board has spearheaded various

fundraising campaigns securing the land to build the academic buildings, the first student housing unit and other renovations. Visitors to the campus during 2012 will see the banner displaying the 50th logo created by student Mara Rindler and donated in part by Reynolds & Reynolds. The banner is located on the WSULake Campus sign at the corner of Ohio 703 and Lake Campus Drive.

teen years. Dr. Warren Jones, a psychologist at the University of Tulsa, says that teens are busy discovering and deciding who they are. This is a monumental task that often leaves them discouraged. Their confidence is easily shaken, and they can feel shunned and left out without anyone intending them to be. And Dr. Daniel Russell at the University of Iowa Medical School notes that teens naturally form into groups, but it can hurt terribly if you’re not part of one, making you think something must be wrong with you. When you do feel down and discouraged, just realize that you are not alone. This awareness will help you relax and get through it. Don’t give up. There’s always the chance that tomorrow will be the happiest day of your life.

Shelby County, 304 S. West Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the public. • March 21 — Honda of America, Anna, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., for associates. • March 22 — Honda of America, Anna, 4-8 p.m., for associates. • March 23 — Fairlawn High School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for students, staff and the public. • March 27 — Sidney American Legion Post 217, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., for the public. • March 29 — Sidney Christian Academy, 2-6 p.m., for students, staff and the public. CBC has honored the following as Donors for Life: 210 donations, Paul Luthman, Anna; 110 donations, Susan Valentine, Sidney; 100 donations, James Zwieble, Maplewood; 90 donations, Daniel Heitmeyer, Sidney; 80 donations, Joe Turner, Fort Loramie; 60 donations; Larry Yinger, Sidney, and Jeff Bertke, Anna; 40 donations, Randy Tebbe, Minster, and Randy Wise, Maplewood; 25 donations, Bergman, Jeanie Botkins; 20 donations, Kathy Bockman, Sidney; 10 donations, Mel Faler, Jackson Center; Aja five donations, Sanford, of Troy, and Michael Greer, Zack Spence and Robert Exley, all of Sidney.

DR. WALLACE: I always looked forward to becoming a teenager because I thought it would be a fun time. Now I find myself being lonely at times and often depressed. When are the “fun and fancy-free” times coming? Soon, I hope! — Nameless, Brunswick, Ga. NAMELESS: It’s tough being a teen and anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken. These years are far from being endless fun. You are on the brink of adulthood, going through enormous physical and emotional changes, which are bound to be confusing. Loneliness is a painful, though perfectly normal, part of the

(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Group activities will be powerful experiences for you today. Get involved with others. If you join forces, you can make meaningful changes in the world around you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your ambition is showing! Bosses and authority figures will be impressed with how much you can get done today. You see ways to cut costs and do things better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today is the day to push for travel plans that you want to make happen. You’ll also be

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YOU BORN TODAY People like you because you are well-meaning and kind. You’re also very smart! You value family relationships and are very aware of your role in a group. Nevertheless, you’re highly independent. You’re tolerant and thoughtful, and you have a great sense of humor. Work hard to build or construct something important to you this year, because your rewards will soon follow! Birthdate of: Michael Caine, actor; Billy Crystal, actor/comedian; Albert Einstein, physicist/mathematician.


BY FRANCIS DRAKE benefit from the resources and wealth of What kind of day will others today. Gifts, goodtomorrow be? To find out ies and favors will come what the stars say, read your way. Yay! the forecast given for SCORPIO your birth sign. (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relations with partFor Tuesday, March ners and close friends 13, 2012 are wonderfully cooperative today. People are ARIES easygoing and support(March 21 to April 19) ive. Casual relationships This is an excellent could become more comday for business and mitted. commerce! Keep your SAGITTARIUS eyes open for ways to (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) boost your income or get A lovely day at work! a better job. If shopping, Work-related travel is you’ll like what you buy. likely. Many of you will TAURUS get a raise or praise. It’s (April 20 to May 20) also enjoyable to work This is quite a joyful with co-workers today. day for you! You feel CAPRICORN happy to be alive, and (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) you might see ways to This is a wonderful improve your appear- day for creative, artistic ance and style of relat- people. It’s also a great ing to others. (That’s day for vacations, love saying a lot!) affairs, romance, sports GEMINI and social events. Enjoy (May 21 to June 20) playful times with chilFeelings of inner con- dren as well. tentment give you a AQUARIUS lovely boost today. Be(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) cause you feel good You couldn’t pick a about yourself, it’s easy better day for real estate to be generous and un- deals. Likewise, you can derstanding with others. buy something for your CANCER home or a family mem(June 21 to July 22) ber and feel richer. EnThis is a wonderful tertain at home today. day to enjoy the comPISCES pany of others, especially (Feb. 19 to March 20) in meetings, classes or You’re in a very happy group situations. Some- frame of mind today. You thing might happen to feel confident about your make you expand your future and strong about goals. your ability to live your LEO life the way you want to (July 23 to Aug. 22) live it. Your reputation looks YOU BORN TODAY great today! People You are philosophical think highly of you. Per- and often attracted to sonally, some of you will spiritual teachings, espedevelop a crush on a boss cially related to fate and or someone in a position destiny. You respect the of power. power of intellect, and VIRGO your own personal evolu(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) tion is important to you. Travel opportunities You value self-underabound today! Similarly, standing and believe the wonderful opportunities maxim, “Know thyself.” to get further training or You do not let obstacles education might fall in daunt you. You probably your lap. Push every ad- will face an important vantage in publishing, decision in the year the media, medicine and ahead. Choose wisely. the law. Birthdate of: William LIBRA H. Macy, actor; Dana De(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) lany, actress; Annabeth You definitely will Gish, actress.

For Wednesday, March 14, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re cooking with all four burners now — no question. Don’t hesitate to make recommendations or introduce reforms at work. You even can improve your health today! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a strong day for those of you in sports or those who work with children. Others will enjoy the arts, social occasions and relaxing vacations. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You can make wonderful, positive changes at home today, especially improvements to bathroom areas, plumbing and laundry rooms. It’s a very strong day for realestate deals as well. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a powerful day for those of you who sell, teach, write, market or need to communicate for a living. You’re positive, energetic and extremely persuasive! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might come up with some brilliant ideas for how to generate income from new sources. This could be a new job, or a way to make more money on the side. Who knows? VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You have powerful energy today! Use this to accomplish whatever you want. You definitely can introduce improvements to your surroundings and even your appearance. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Secret activities or work behind the scenes might yield great accomplishments today. If you’re looking for answers or researching something, you’ll find what you’re looking for. SCORPIO



in with your aunt. It won’t take long to feel comfortable in your new school. Living with three “strangers” and feeling uncomfortable is not the way to go!

March blood drives listed Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center (CBC), reports there will be opportunities to donate blood locally this week. Appointments to donate are encouraged. People may sign up at, or by calling 295-3100. Walk-ins are also welcome. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary in order to donate. Donoors should take their CBC ID cards if they have them. Donors must be at least 16 (16year-old donors must have parental consent; forms are available at, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. On Feb. 28, Sidney VFW Post 4239 hosted a successful drive. Margie Brackney served as chairwoman for the drive supported by the VFW Auxiliary. James Zwieble, of Maplewood, was honored for making his 100th donation. Shelby Additional County drives in March will be held as follows: • Wednesday — Sidney Apostolic Temple, 210 S. Pomeroy Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m., for the public. • Thursday, Senior Center of Sidney and

It’s like I’m living with strangers DR. WALthe wrong way. LACE: I’m 15. There is no I was living stuff ” “funny with my being placed on mother, my me. It’s just like stepfather and I’m living with two stepbroththree total ers. My mom strangers. married Tom I’d like to live about two ’Tween with my father, years ago. Tom but he’s Mexican is OK, but we 12 & 20 and has moved Dr. Robert never were back to Mexico. Wallace close, and he I’ve been there could never reseveral times place my father as a and enjoyed the people male role model. I never and the country, but I cared much for my step- don’t want to live there brothers. I just don’t care full-time. for their lifestyles. I talked to my aunt Four months ago, my (mom’s sister), and she mother was killed in an wants me to move in automobile crash. Some with her. She and her old man was speeding husband are very nice, and drifted into her lane and they don’t have any one evening when she children. I’d jump at her was returning home offer, but if I moved in from work. She was a with her, I’d have to waitress at a restaurant change schools, and I in a nearby city. like the school I’m now I now feel really awk- attending. What should I ward living with my do? — Nameless, Oakstepfather and step- land, Calif. brothers. Don’t take this NAMELESS: Move

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CPR signup deadline nears Cattlemen learn Signup for the enrollAdviser for the Shelby ment of farms, portions County FSA Committee. of farms and selected Her term commenced on fields into the ConservaMarch 1 for a 12 month tion Reserve Program period. (CRP) continues through Committee advisors April 6. CRP is a volunrepresent minority protary program that asducers (Women, Hissists landowners and panic, Black, Native operators to protect their FSA news American, etc.) on the environmentally sensi- Roger Lentz local Committee. They tive land. Producers enserve solely in an advirolling in CRP are required to sory capacity and have no voting plant long-term, resource-con- power. serving covers in exchange for anHighly erodible land nual rental payments, cost-share and wetland conservation and technical assistance. compliance Provisions of the general Landowners and operators are signup require an Environmental reminded that in order to mainBenefits Index (EBI) and evalua- tain eligibility for payments from tion to rank CRP eligibility. This USDA, compliance with Highly includes an assessment of the Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetwater, wildlife, soil and air qual- land Conservation (WC) proviity benefits of enrolling the land sions are required. Farmers with for a 10-15 year period. Land ac- HEL determined soils are recepted into the program will be minded of tillage, crop residue, determined after the enrollment and rotation requirements as period as USDA analyzes the specified per their respective condata from offers submitted. The servation plan. Producers are to contract start date for land ac- notify the USDA Farm Service cepted into the program is Octo- Agency or Natural Resources ber 1. Conservation services prior to Currently enrolled CRP lands, conducting land clearing or that expire on September 30, drainage projects to insure pro2012, may submit an offer and gram compliance. Failure to obEBI to re-enroll all or a portion of tain advance approval for any of the acreage. The CRP “continu- these situations can result in the ous” enrollment practices such as loss of eligibility and all Federal grass waterways, filter strips and payments. quail buffers or field border prac- Payment limitation provisions tices; may be enrolled at anytime. The Payment Limitation (PL) Contact the County Office for status of an individual or entity complete program provisions or on June 1 of the applicable provisit the FSA CRP website at gram year is the basis for deter . mining the number of “persons” County committee adviser for PL purposes for that year. AcPatty Mann, Jackson township tions taken by an individual or producer has been appointed by entity after that date to increase the Ohio FSA State Committee to the number of “persons” will not serve as a Committee Minority be recognized for the current pro-

gram year. A PL and payment eligibility determination may be initiated by the County Committee or the producer. Any person or legal entity that adopts a scheme or device to evade the PL limitations shall be ineligible for the crop year determined and the succeeding crop year for all program benefits subject to the limitation provisions. A person or legal entity that perpetrates or commits fraud shall be ineligible for 5 years for all program benefits subject to the established limitations. Email correspondence To date approximately 200 producers have shared their respective email address with the FSA office. A monthly email newsletter will be provided to these producers and we encourage additional addresses to be submitted at anytime for our “electronic correspondence”. The following are addresses for contacting personnel in the Shelby County FSA Service Center and program areas of responsibility. These include; • Larenda Cordial — Administrative/Conservation — • Angie Neth — DCP/ACRE/Farm Records — • Amy Gehret — CompliSupport — ance/Price • Janelle Lowry — Payment Limitation — • Roger Lentz — County Executive Director — The writer is executive director of the Shelby County Farm Service Agency.

Farm accident rescue school set A Farm Accident Rescue Management School (FARMS) will be held on March 25 The 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. program is designed to be comprehensive, yet convenient for volunteers and others who might be engaged with a farm rescue situation. Extensive hands-on experiences, with rescue equipment in unique farm accident situations, are planned to supplement classroom training (conducted in the farm shop). Topics to be addressed include trauma, electrocution, pipeline safety, manure pits, anhydrous ammonia/farm chemicals, PTO/traps, air bags, grain bins, farm equipment and livestock safety. The Ted Winner Farm,

8645 Mason Road, is the site of the day long training session. The 200 cow dairy operation's attributes will contribute to learning opportunities around modern farm machinery, including tractors, a combine with both grain and corn heads, skid steer loader, hay/straw balers, additional power take off (PTO) powered equipment, augers, tower and bunker silos, under building concrete manure storage and in-ground containment structures, grain bins and farm animals. The Farm Accident Rescue Management School provides a practical perspective on possible dangers encountered by farm family members, employees and those who respond to 911 calls.

Sponsored by the Shelby County Firefighters’ AsEmergency sociation, Management Agency, Farm Bureau, and County Commissioners, as well as Maplewood Implement, CJ Electric, Plastipak, Vogelpohl Fire Equipment Inc., the Winner family and Ohio State University Extension, responders from all areas are invited to join in the learning experience. Everyone who attends should plan to receive hands-on training that requires full PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). Continuing education units (CEU's) for EMS and Firefighters will be provided. a 78page, “FARM RESCUE: Responding to Incidents and Emergencies in Agricultural Settings” publi-

cation will be given to each responder that day. Coffee, juice and donuts is planned for everyone at 7:30 a.m., with a lunch provided by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Preregister by Wednesday to receive a free FARMS 2012 T-shirt. If interested, send your name, address, Emergency Organization name and shirt size to Bruce Metz, village administrator, Village of Jackson Center, 122 East Pike Street, P.O. Box 819, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334. Registration information can also be faxed to 596-6672 or emailed to For more details, a map to the site and a registration form, email Metz or call 5966314.

Bennett Scholarship applications available Shelby County high school seniors planning to pursue an agriculturerelated major in the fall may be eligible to apply for the Harry and Mary Bennett Scholarship. This scholarship, administered through the Community Foundation of Shelby County, was established by a bequest from Ruth Bennett Emmons in memory of her parents.

The award will be $300. Students must attend an accredited college or university in the fall. Selection will also be based upon academic achievement, community and school service, and recommendations. Online applications are available through The Community Foundation website at On the site, go to the Re-

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the public on the benefits of beef. (The other 50 cents is sent to the National Cattlemen’s Association, based in Washington, DC.) Should the check-off be raised to $2, the extra dollar would also remain in Ohio, totaling $1.50 per check-off to remain in the state. Sutherly ended be assuring the attendees that this additional dollar would not be used to hire more OCA staff, but would instead be used to promote beef in the state of Ohio. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association is a volunteer organization that promotes responsible beef production through the sponsor of educational and instructional information at various youth and adult programs throughout Shelby County. The SCCA serves beef at activities including the Conservation Day Camp and County Farm Tour. Annually, ribeye steaks are grilled and served at the Shelby County Fair. Earnings from the sale of the ribeye sandwiches sponsors the “Born & Bred in Shelby County” steer and heifer show, which supports the youth that have purchased calves from SCCA members. Additionally, the SCCA sponsors an annual “Fall Roundup” program at a local beef producer’s facility that includes tours, speakers and a ribeye sandwich meal. Meetings are held several times per year to meet and discuss current beef issues and plan upcoming events. The next regular meeting of the SCCA will be held Tuesday at Jeff and Becky Puthoff’s farm, 8505 Barhorst Road, Fort Loramie, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are informal and open to the public. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association has expressed appreciation to all of the volunteers who help make the annual prime rib dinner and banquet and the workings of the SCCA a success. Mark your calendars for next year’s banquet, which will be held on Feb. 12, 2013. The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association can be found on the web at

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The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) held its annual prime rib dinner and banquet on Feb. 21. Approximately 125 atSutherly tendees were treated to a prime rib dinner, an informative program and door prizes. The program started with introductions of the 2012-13 SCCA leadership, including President Andy Bornhorst, Vice President Jason Gibbs, and Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Puthoff. Chris Gibbs, SCCA member, then introduced the many elected officials of the County whom were present at the event. After an invocation led by County Commissioner Larry Klinehens, a prime rib dinner, complete with potato, green beans, and salad, was served by Mary and Ken Barhorst of Al’s Place in Fort Loramie. After dinner, several speakers were welcomed to highlight various topics surrounding the cattle production industry. John Leighty, with TruPointe, spoke to the audience about current grain prices and projected grain prices for the upcoming year. Topics discussed included the global economy’s effect on U.S. grain markets, the various weather conditions that affect crop production in the U.S. and around the world, and speculation on upcoming market trends. Following Leighty was Scott Upton with Nexus Marketing/NFO. A resident of Southeast Ohio, Upton spoke about the current trends in cattle prices, and what to expect in 2012 with the recovering stock market and recent beef demand. Finally, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) President Sam Sutherly (who hails from the SCCA’s region of District 4), spoke about the possible increase in the beef check-off. This check-off, currently set at $1 per head, may be increased to $2 pending votes by the Ohio Beef Council. Currently, 50 cents of each check-off dollar remains in Ohio with the OCA, helping promote the product and educate


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Shaky hands make life miserable DEAR DR. the same thing. DONOHUE: My Essential tremor husband, age 51, is also known as has extremely familial tremor other shaky hands that because are a source of family members embarrassment often show it. to him. He won’t Po s t m o r t e m eat out. On top of examination of this, he refuses to To your the brains of peosee a doctor. I ple who had esgood think he’s afraid sential tremor health doesn’t show conhe has Parkinson’s disease. I try Dr. Paul G. sistently abnorto get him to mal areas in Donohue relax, and that those brains. This drives him wild. He says kind of tremor isn’t he is relaxed. One more Parkinson’s disease, and thing: a cocktail or a can anxiety isn’t responsible. of beer makes the shaki- Anxiety, however, worsness vanish. — H.O. ens it. ANSWER: Let me Tremulous hands take a guess. I bet your make writing difficult. husband has essential Tremor makes difficult tremor. “Essential” has a any motion requiring the different meaning, in this slightest dexterity. Bringcontext. It means that no ing a spoonful of soup to other body condition con- the mouth is all but imtributes to the process. possible. Not only do the Essential hypertension is hands shake, but often so the most common cause does the head. The larynx, of high blood pressure. the voicebox, can be af“Essential” there means fected. When it is, the

voice quavers. Jaw, lips and tongue also might tremble. Alcohol often abolishes the tremor. It can’t be used for treatment because of the threat of alcoholism. Two prescription medicines, propranolol (Inderal) or primidone (Mysoline), often are able to stop or lessen the tremor. In a few instances, when medicines fail or the tremor is so bad that it disables a person, deep-brain stimulation can suppress it. March is Essential Tremor Awareness month. The International Essential Tremor Association sponsors it. You or your husband can contact the association at (888) 387-3667 or online at The association can provide the latest information on this problem. Your husband also needs to see a doctor for treatment.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have smoked heavily for 25 years. I am going to stop. How much weight does the average person gain when they stop smoking? — P.L. ANSWER: Not all who give up smoking gain weight. Those who do, gain, on average, five to 10 pounds. Even if you gain 10 pounds, that’s not a deterrent to stopping smoking. You’ll greatly improve your health and chances for a long life by doing so. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from

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Japan marks 1 year since tsunami, quake disaster RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — For 70year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the earthquake terrifying and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears Sunday, exactly a year after the disaster. “My sister is still missing so I can’t find peace within myself,” she said before attending a ceremony in a tent in Rikuzentaka marking the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster that killed just over 19,000 people and unleashed the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Across Japan, people paused at 2:46 p.m. — the moment the magnitude9.0 quake struck a year ago — for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead. Japan must rebuild dozens of ravaged coastal communities, shut down the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate radiated land so it is inhabitable again. These are enormous burdens on a country already straining under the weight of an aging, population, shrinking bulging national debt and an economy that’s been stagnant for two decades. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reminded the Japanese people that they have overcome many disasters and difficulties in the past and pledged to rebuild the nation so it will be “reborn as an even better place.” “Our predecessors who bought prosperity to Japan have repeatedly

risen up from crises, every time becoming stronger,” Noda said at a ceremony at the National Theater attended by the emperor and empress. Later, he told a news conference he hoped to see the disaster-hit areas fully rebuilt when “babies born on the day of the disasters turn 10 years old.” The earthquake was the strongest recorded in Japan’s history, and set off a tsunami that swelled to more than 65 feet (20 meters) in some spots along the northeastern coast, destroying tens of thousands of homes and causing widespread destruction. All told, some 325,000 people are still in temporary housing. While much of the debris along the tsunami-ravaged coast has been gathered into massive piles, only 6 percent has been disposed of through incineration. Very little rebuilding has begun. Many towns are still finalizing reconstruction plans, some of which involve moving residential areas to higher, safer ground — ambitious, costly projects. Bureaucratic delays in coordination between the central government and local officials have also slowed rebuilding efforts. In Rikuzentakata, which lost 1,691 residents out of its pre-quake population of 24,246, a siren sounded at 2:46 p.m. and a Buddhist priest in a purple robe rang a huge bell at a temple overlooking a barren area where houses once stood. At the same moment in the seaside town of Onagawa, people facing the ocean pressed their hands together in silent prayer.

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On or off your cellphone, keep your volume low DEAR ABBY: ing on my cellI frequently talk phone in public, on my cellphone or do people just in public, and I’m need to get used often irked by the to the era of mocomments I get bile phones? — from people to ON THE LINE put my phone IN PALO ALTO, away. Personally, CALIF. I don’t see a difDEAR ON Dear ference between a THE LINE: It Abby cellphone convermay not be what Abigail sation and an inyou’re doing, but p e r s o n Van Buren rather how you’re conversation, prodoing it. If people vided I keep the noise “often” tell you to put level down. It’s not like away your cellphone durI’m talking about exces- ing your commute, then I sively personal subjects have news for you: You’re or anything. talking too loudly. Also, I spend an hour on the those seated around you train going to and coming may not want to overhear from work, and I like to the details of your social use that time to catch up life. A root canal can be with my friends. Am I more pleasant than hearwrong for constantly talk- ing someone drone on for

30, 45, 60 minutes straight. So be mindful of your surroundings and considerate of others. Whether you’re having an in-person conversation or talking on a cellphone, the rules should be the same. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, “Dara,” who is a single mom. From time to time she has watched my kids while my husband and I have traveled on business. For this reason I have given her our garage door combination. Now, every time she visits, she uses our garage code and walks in through our back door. She drops off items for us and lets herself in

when we’re not home, then texts me afterward about “how happy the dog was” to see her or tell me to look for something she dropped off. I have told Dara she scares me and my kids when she comes in unexpectedly. We expect her to ring the doorbell like a normal guest. I have made light jokes, but she hasn’t picked up on them. What she’s doing is rude, and I don’t understand how she can be so comfortable doing it. Do you have any advice for me? — INTRUDED UPON IN WISCONSIN DEAR INTRUDED UPON: Obviously, making “light jokes” about Dara’s intrusive behavior hasn’t been enough to get

your message across. That’s why the next time she walks in on you, you should tell her plainly, directly and in all seriousness that you expect her to ring the doorbell when she visits, and to refrain from coming into your home in your absence unless she has been specifically requested to do so. And if it happens again, change the code on your garage door. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a small town, so we invariably run into someone we know when we’re eating out at a restaurant. If we run into people we know who have already been served a portion of their meal (an appetizer, salad or main course), we

briefly say hello and then “… we won’t interrupt your dinner.” What do we say when we’re trying to eat and friends continue to come to talk to us throughout our meal? — PREFERS TO EAT IN PEACE DEAR PREFERS TO EAT IN PEACE: Smile warmly and say, “We’re going to keep eating because we like our food hot. We hope you don’t mind.” Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Agriculture Week celebrates farming and a whole lot more BY LYNDA ADAMS National Agriculture Week was recently celebrated at the Sidney Kroger store in a BIG way! FFA members from Anna and Botkins, along with Shelby County Pork Queen, Katelyn and Shelby Seger County Diary Princess, Sara Meyer, greeted Kroger shoppers. They shared samples of ham courtesy of the Shelby County Pork Producers and cheese courtesy of the Shelby County Dairy Boosters Association. Ag (short for agriculture) bags for children were filled by Fairlawn FFA members. The bags contained educational booklets, activity crayons made from soybeans, pencils, magnets and more, provided by the Shelby County Farm Bureau. After receiving her Ag bag, one young Kroger visitor was overheard saying, “Mommy,

what is agriculture?” The mother replied, “It is farming.” Yes, agriculture is farming and a whole lot more! Agriculture is Shelby County’s largest industry. Agriculture is also the number one contributor ($98 billion) to Ohio’s economy. In addition to farming, agriculture provides jobs in transportation, processing, packaging, marketing, grocers, restaurants, and the list goes on. Our state has more than 75,000 farms, with nearly one million jobs – or one out of every seven jobs in Ohio, related to Agriculture. Ohio has nearly 8,000 grocery retail locations, employing 110,000 full and part time workers. Ohio grocers generate over $18.5 billion in sales annually. Koenig Equipment, Incorporated provided a shiny new John Deere tractor for display in the Kroger parking lot. Pro-

duction of the buildings and equipment needed to support agriculture also provide numerous jobs that also contribute to our economy. Yes, agriculture is definitely BIG business! We truly have a lot to celebrate during National Agriculture Week. The next time you sit down to a delicious home cooked or restaurant meal, we encourage you to remember how important agriculture is to Shelby County, the state of Ohio, the United States of America and the world. National Agriculture Week activities in Shelby County were coordinated by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Shelby County Farm Bureau. The writer is the eduSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg cation coordinator for For photo reprints, visit the Shelby Soil & Water FFA MEMBERS hand our cubes of cheese and ham at Kroger during National Agriculture Week Thursday. Conservation District.

BOE to request waiver NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education will request a waiver from the Body Mass Index Screening program and consider appropriations and revenue

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commission and approve employee contracts. Members will also consider a Tri-Star Advisory Council recommendation to purchase a new mill at a cost of $29,045.75.

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Students participated in event such as dress up theme days including flannel day, camouflage day, and FFA T-shirt day. Additionally, the members of FFA and FCCLA held an appreciation breakfast for Fairlawn Local Schools staff and faculty. Students promoted and showed their appreciation for local farmers through partici-

pating in the “Drive your Tractor to School Day.” Furthermore, the FFA held its annual AgLympics featuring events such as tractor pedal race, milk chugging, pie eating contest, dizzy izzy, and the corn shucking contest. The seniors placed first overall, juniors were second and the sophomores finished third.

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Back to Columbus Anna crushes East, plays at state Thursday BY KEN BARHORST

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ANNA’S MORGAN Huelskamp battles Miami East’s Trina Current for the ball in action Saturday in the Division III Regional championship game in Springfield. Anna coasted to a 58-32 victory and will defend its state championship of a year ago starting Thursday night.

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ASHLEY FROHNE of Anna goes up to grab a rebound away from Abby Cash of Miami East in Division III Regional championship action Saturday at Springfield. Teammate Natalie Billing is on the right. Anna rolled to a 58-32 win to advance to the state tournament.



ANNA — Anna High School announced its procedure for selling state tournament tickets. Student section (Limit of one each) Today: Anna high school amd middle school students Tuesday: Anna elementary school students. Monday 1:30-2 p.m.: Group 3 (limit of four). Administration, board of education and members of Anna coaching staff.

3:30-4:30: Group 4 (limit of four). Girls basketball support staff, girls season ticket holders (adult), parents of junior high girls basketball players. 5-to-6:30: Group 5 (limit of four). Athletic boosters (four per membership), school employees not previously mentioned. 7-to-8 p.m.: Group 6 (limit of four). School distict residents. Tuesday through remainder of the week Regular school hours: General public

SPRINGFIELD — There was no waiting around this time. After getting off to slow starts in the district finals and regional semifinals, the Anna Lady Rockets returned to their old selves Saturday, burying Miami East early and rolling to a 58-32 rout in the Division III Regional Girls Basketball championship Saturday at Springfield High School. The win was the 50th in a row for the Anna girls program, and puts this year’s team back in the state tournament, where they will go for their second consecutive D-III state title. They will take on Findlay Liberty-Benton at 8 p.m. Thursday night in the semifinals at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State. The Lady Vikings came into the game with only one loss in 25 games this season, but it was obvious from the outset that they would not make it through the day without another one. They had outstanding size all over the floor, but were easy prey for the quickness of the Lady Rockets. That was obvious from the first seconds, when East controlled the tip, then had its first pass of the game picked off and turned into an easy bucket at the other end. An Erica Huber three-pointer, and the first of many buckets inside by Natalie Billing made it 9-0 before Miami East got its first points of the game. And the quarter ended with none of the 1,500 in attendance doubting the eventual outcome, Anna leading 18-4. “We thought that all year we played pretty well, played pretty fast and put teams away early,” said Anna head coach Jack Billing. “We weren’t really happy with the last two or three games, so we wanted to get out early, have active feet, have active arms, just get out and move on everything. Get out and run it up the floor, and if we miss a shot, keep shooting. Let’s take 18 or 20 shots that first quarter and get a jump start. They excuted that pretty well and I’m proud of ’em.” Billing felt confident going into the game, knowing his squad had a big edge in speed and quickness over the Lady Vikings, who prefer to plod along and get the ball inside to their big post players. “We thought there were two or three times that we were going to get spurts on them,” Billing said. “And every time he (East coach) subbed, we wanted to change up our press, so we did that a couple times, and that paid off.” Anna came out in the second quarter and scored the first six points to make it a 20point game with still over six minutes remaining in the half at 24-4. The Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Rockets 12-6 over the remainder of the period, but Anna was still in cruise control at the half at 30-16. Billing had 12 at the half and added 14 in the second half to finish with 26, and they were all easy looks inside behind Miami East’s zone. She was the beneficiary of some outstanding passes and

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ANNA JUNIOR guard Erica Huber is on the move in the regional championship game Saturday in Springfield. unselfish play. “I told them at halftime we were sharing too much,” Billing said. “I told them Natalie would get her looks, nd they need to take the shot. That was our game plan, to spread them out, get it on the high post and look for Natalie on the block and keep moving.” “My teammates got around their players and made great passes,” Natalie Billing said. Miami East tried to get back in it, but even when the Lady Vikings were able to get good looks by getting behind the press, there was six-foot senior Ashley Frohne swatting shots away. Frohne, who coach Billing calls “the X factor,” finished with seven blocked shots to go with eight points. That was just one of a number of impressive statistics for the Lady Rockets. They shot 51 percent from the floor and held East to just 34. They also had a team total of 21 assists, with freshman Cayla Bensman dishing out nine, mostly to Billing inside. Both Huber and Morgan Huelskamp added five assists apiece to go with nine points apiece. Being a senior, Huelskamp was feeling good after the victory. “There was a little pressure because of last year,” she said. “And everyone figured we’d get back (to state). Now that we are back, it’s ten times more amazing. We’ve been working so hard to get that. It’s just an amazing feeling. “We all click so well,” she added. “There’s no drama, there’s no fights. We call ourselves a family, and if you’re in trouble, we’ve got your back.” Miami East (32) Cash 6-0-12; Dunivan 2-0-4; Mack 1-0-2; Linn 2-0-4; A. Current 5-0-10. Totals: 16-0-32. Anna (58) Huber 4-0-9; Bensman 2-2-6; Billing 13-0-26; Huelskamp 4-1-9; Frohne 4-0-8. Totals: 27-3-58. Score by quarters: Miami East .....................4 16 24 32 Anna..............................18 30 44 58 Three-pointers: East 0, Anna 1 (Huber) Records: Anna 26-0, Miami East 24-2. Next game: Division III state semifinals, Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton.


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Loramie falls in D-IV regional finals Tri-Village posts 69-48 victory BY KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media TIPP CITY — The Fort Loramie girls basketball team fell short of securing its third trip to the state tournament in three years Saturday night as the Redskins lost 69-48 to Tri-Village in a regional final at Tippecanoe High School. The loss in the regional final was tough for the Redskins but also the culmination of an incredible run for the program that lost seven seniors from last year's state runner up squad. “It’s hard, but we weren’t expected to be here,” Fort Loramie coach Carla Siegel said. “I give my girls a lot of credit for fighting though all the difficulties that we had this year, all the injuries and all the turmoil, and to play here is definitely a pat on the back for them.” Fort Loramie got on SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg the scoreboard first SatFORT LORAMIE’S Reggi Brandewie goes up for a urday night with a pair shot that Tri-Village’s Kayla Linkous is trying to get of free throws by Reggi a hand on in Division IV Regional semifinal action Brandewie. After a 3pointer by Tri-Village’s Saturday in Tipp City. Lexie Bruner, Brandewie recaptured the lead for the Redskins with a basket to make it 4-3. A TriVillage basket by Krystal Falknor and a Fort Loramie free throw by Darian Rose then tied the game at 5-5 before the Patriots took control. A 3-pointer by Teha Richards gave Tri-Village, who had lost to Fort Loramie in the regional final each of the previous two seasons, a lead it held for the rest of the night and began an 18-7 run to end the first quarter. Tri-Village also got scoring from Shaye Thomas, Falknor, Kayla Linkous and Ecko Brown during the run as the opening stanza ended with a 23-12 TriVillage lead. “When a team comes out shooting the way they did — I think they shot close to 80 percent on the night — what are you going to do? I thought our defensive pressure was good. It’s just, you know, how many times they found an open person, and it was an automatic shot that went in,” Siegel said. “As a coach, there’s nothing you can do to coach against that. I

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FORT LORAMIE’S Darian Rose grimaces as she tries to keep the ball away from a defender in Division IV Regional final action at Tipp City Saturday. On the right is Amanda Holdheide. Loramie lost to Tri-Village. think they were very determined tonight. They weren’t going to be denied a third straight year.” Tri-Village outscored Fort Loramie 14-5 in the second quarter. Tri-Village picked up points from Falknor, Linkous and Bruner while Fort Loramie was limited to a basket by Brandewie and a 3-pointer from Macy Turner as the teams entered halftime with Tri-Village up 3717. In the second half, Tri-Village continued to build on its lead and extended it to 55-32 by the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Tri-Village built its lead to as many as 27 points.

In the final minutes of the contest, Fort Loramie was able to score the night’s final six points, but Tri-Village came out on top 69-48. Linkous led all scorers in the game with 22 points. Also for Tri-Village, Falknor scored 17 points, Thomas scored Richards scored 11, nine, and Bruner scored eight. Brandewie and Turner led Fort Loramie with 12 points each Saturday night. Ranae Meyer added nine points, Rose scored seven, Hallie Benanzer and Meg Westerheide both scored three, and Paige Ordean and Kelly Turner both added one. Fort Loramie ended its season as the re-

gional runner up with a 19-7 record. Tri-Village improved to 25-1 and will play in the state semifinal against Berlin Hiland at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State campus. Tri-Village (69) Brown 1-0-2; Bruner 3-0-8; Falknor 6-4-17; Linkous 10-222; Richards 3-2-9; Thomas 34-11. Totals: 26-12-69. Fort Loramie (48) Benanzer 1-1-3; Brandewie 5-2-12; Meyer 3-3-9; Ordean 01-1; Rose 2-3-7; K. Turner 0-11; M. Turner 4-1-12; Westerheide 1-0-3. Totals: 1612-48. Score by quarters: Tri-Village ..........23 37 55 69 Fort Loramie ......12 17 32 48 Three-pointers: T-V 5 (Bruner 2, Falknor, Richards, Thomas); Loramie 4 (M. Turner 3, Westerheide). Records: Tri-Village 25-1, Loramie 19-7.

Stewart wins at Las Vegas MACY TURNER of Fort Loramie sends a pass over a Tri-Village defender in Division IV Regional final action Saturday at Tipp City.

JC selling tickets JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center will play in the Division IV Boys Regional Basketball Tournament Tuesday at Trent Arena in Kettering. Tickets for the game are on sale today and


Tuesday during school hours and also tonight from 6-to-7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Jackson takes on St. Henry at 5:30 in the semifinals.


High school basketball On TUESDAY Boys basketball — Regional semifinals from Kettering, Jackson Center vs. St. Henry. Air time 5:15. THURSDAY Girls basketball — State semifinals from

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart made a bold move to take the lead on a late restart and held off Jimmie Johnson for a redemptive win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Frustrated by a pit mishap at Las Vegas a year ago, Stewart dipped below the two leaders from the second row to take the lead with about 30 laps left in the 400mile race. He pulled away from Johnson on three more restarts over the final 17 laps for his first win on the 1.5-mile

Columbus, Anna vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton. Air time 7:45. FRIDAY Boys basketball — Regional finals, if Jackson Center wins Tuesday. Air time 7:15. SATURDAY Girls basketball — State championship, if Anna wins Thursday. Cordonnier Air time 1:45.

tri-oval in the desert. Johnson made a run at Stewart with four laps left, but couldn't get around him or get close again. Johnson finished second after starting at the back of the field in a backup car. Greg Biffle finished third, Ryan Newman fourth and defending Las Vegas winner Carl Edwards was fifth. Stewart had the dominant car a year ago at Las Vegas, only to be tripped up in the pits. He was penalized for leaving his pit stall with an air hose still attached and the team opted to

take two tires on a later stop to get him back to the front. Stewart did get to the front, but the rest of the teams saw that taking two tires would work and switched tactics. Forced to take four tires late in the race, he dropped to 22nd and ran out of time to catch Edwards, finishing second. Stewart also had a good finish ruined last week at Phoenix after he turned off his car to save on fuel and couldn't get it to re-fire, a problem believed to be linked to NASCAR's new electronic fuel injection sys-

In the recent regular season boys basketball stats published on these pages, Fort Loramie’s Jake Cordonnier was left out of the overall field goal percentage list, which he would have finished first in. He was 74-for-124 for 59.7 percent. Cordonnier was listed among the rebounders, finishing with six per game.

tem. He was well back in the pack after a lengthy pit stop and finished 22nd after a 16th at the Daytona 500. Stewart qualified seventh at Las Vegas and took his first lead on lap 135, beating Johnson on a restart. He lost the lead briefly on a cycle of green-flag pit stops and quickly regained it. He turned back a challenge by Brad Keselowski and pulled away from Johnson on a final restart with four laps left to take the checkers at one of the few tracks he hadn't won at.

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Ohio State meets Loyola of Maryland in first round COLUMBUS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ohio State wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have far to travel to play in the NCAA tournament. At the same time, though, the Buckeyes face a logistical nightmare. The Buckeyes (27-7) will play 15th-seeded Loyola of Maryland in the second round in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Since the game is just a half-day drive from campus for Ohio Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mass of scarlet-clad fans, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good news. But having to play on Thursday after a grueling three-day stretch at the Big Ten tournament â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including a down-tothe-wire loss to Michigan State in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will provide a stiff test

for the young Buckeyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the kids have got finals starting tomorrow, some at 7:30 a.m.,â&#x20AC;? coach Thad Matta said on Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be leaving for the tournament site on Tuesday, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a quick turnaround.â&#x20AC;? If they win their first game, the Buckeyes would play the winner of West Virginia and Gonzaga. The Mountaineers, coached by Bob Huggins, would provide an intriguing matchup because of their rabid following just down the road from Pittsburgh. All-American center Jared Sullinger was already contemplating what lies ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going into a tournament where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

just one and done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen the next day so you just gotta give it your all.â&#x20AC;? Seventh-ranked Ohio State, a regular-season co-champion of the Big Ten, found out its NCAA fate just minutes after falling to eighth-ranked Spartans 68-64 in the conference title game. Although disappointed after the defeat, the Buckeyes realize that the NCAA tournament provides a bigger prize than. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all competitors, and you never like losing basketball games, especially when it comes down to the wire like that,â&#x20AC;? point guard Aaron Craft said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go back and look and

see that they were various things throughout the game that we could have done better to hopefully change the outcome. By the time we get to our next game, hopefully we are a better basketball team.â&#x20AC;? Loyola (24-8) will be making its second appearance in the NCAA tournament after winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title last Monday, beating Fairfield 48-44, to get the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s automatic bid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great event for Loyola as a school, and we are happy to share it tonight with our fans who have been a great support to us this season,â&#x20AC;? coach Jimmy Patsos said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very excited.â&#x20AC;?

Friday, March 16 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State (27-7) vs. LIU (25-8) Memphis (26-8) vs. Saint Louis (25-7) At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Missouri (30-4) vs. Norfolk State (25-9) Florida (23-10) vs. Virginia (229) Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Marquette_BYU-Iona winner vs. Murray State-Colorado State winner At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville-Davidson winner vs. New Mexico-Long Beach State winner Sunday, March 18 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State-LIU winner vs. Memphis-Saint Louis winner At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Missouri-Norfolk State winner vs. Florida-Virginia winner

21. (35) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 55.1, 24. 22. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 110.4, 23. 23. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 266, 74.1, 21. 24. (27) Aric Almirola, Ford, 266, 59.7, 20. 25. (29) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 264, 51.8, 19. 26. (24) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 264, 56.6, 18. 27. (32) Casey Mears, Ford, 264, 42, 17. 28. (43) David Stremme, Toyota, 263, 45.4, 16. 29. (38) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 263, 44.7, 15. 30. (41) Ken Schrader, Ford, 263, 37.7, 14. 31. (31) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 261, 51, 13. 32. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 259, 72.6, 13. 33. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 258, 34.9, 11. 34. (23) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 252, 32.2, 10. 35. (12) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, accident, 251, 69.2, 9. 36. (30) Landon Cassill, Toyota, engine, 240, 47.8, 8. 37. (14) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 238, 66.4, 8. 38. (39) Michael McDowell, Ford, rear gear, 147, 35, 6. 39. (37) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, engine, 123, 40.1, 5. 40. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 64, 32, 4. 41. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, vibration, 44, 27.4, 0. 42. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, accident, 42, 27.3, 2. 43. (36) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, engine, 39, 31.9, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 137.524 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.461 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 33 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 11 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Earnhardt Jr. 1-43; K.Harvick 44-45; G.Biffle 46; D.Earnhardt Jr. 47-73; G.Biffle 74; D.Ragan 75; K.Harvick 76-77; M.Kenseth 78-98; J.Johnson 99133; T.Stewart 134-175; B.Keselowski 176; A.Allmendinger 177; J.Gordon 178-179; T.Stewart 180230; C.Bowyer 231-233; T.Stewart 234-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Stewart, 3 times for 127 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2 times for 70 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 35 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 21 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 4 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 3 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 1 lap; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 125; 2. K.Harvick, 115; 3. D.Hamlin, 113; 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., 107; 5. M.Kenseth, 102; 6. C.Edwards, 102; 7. T.Stewart, 100; 8. M.Truex Jr., 98; 9. J.Logano, 98; 10. M.Martin, 97; 11. P.Menard, 89; 12. Ky.Busch, 87.

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OHIO STATE guard Aaron Craft (4) goes up for a basket against Michigan State forward Draymond Green in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big Ten Conference men's tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday.

Buckeyes fall in title game INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rarely does a game live up to the hype. Michigan State and Ohio State made it happen. Brandon Wood scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 8 Michigan State defeat No. 7 Ohio State 68-64 on Sunday in the Big Ten tournament championship game. Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, and Deshaun Thomas and William Buford added 11 each for Ohio State (277). The Buckeyes were denied a third straight title in a dramatic game that featured 16 lead changes. The buildup was huge. Buford hit a gamewinner with 1 second left to help the Buckeyes defeat the Spartans 7270 on Michigan Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home court in the regular-season finale to claim a share of the Big Ten title and prevent the Spartans from winning it outright. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rematch had a big-time feel, and it seemed even bigger after the lights were turned off for player introductions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, this game came down to, as we thought it would, making big

plays,â&#x20AC;? Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like last Sunday, we made the plays, we made the shots. Today they did. And it was a back-andforth battle.â&#x20AC;? Draymond Green, who had 12 points and nine rebounds in the final, was named the most outstanding player of the tournament. The Spartans (27-7) claimed their first tournament title since 2000. Sullinger averaged 24 points and nine rebounds for the tournament. He committed his second foul with 8:22 left in the first half. At that point, the Buckeyes led 18-17. Michigan State appeared to gain momentum late in the half. A putback by Green and a layup by Keith Appling late in the half gave the Spartans a 34-29 lead. Aaron Craft scored on a putback, then Buford made a free throw after Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was issued a technical foul for disagreeing with a call, and the Spartans led 34-32 at halftime. Sullinger immediately changed things for the Buckeyes, scoring nine points in the first 7 minutes of the second half.

Greensboro, N.C. Duke (27-6) vs. Lehigh (26-7) Notre Dame (22-11) vs. Xavier (21-12) NCAA pairings Third Round NCAA Tournament Glance Saturday, March 17 The Associated Press At The KFC Yum! Center All Times EDT Louisville, Ky. FIRST ROUND K e n t u c k y _ M V S U - We s t e r n At UD Arena Kentucky winner vs. Iowa StateDayton, Ohio UConn winner Tuesday, March 13 At The Pit MVSU (21-12) vs. Western KenAlbuquerque, N.M. tucky (15-18) Baylor-South Dakota State BYU (25-8) vs. Iona (25-7) winner vs. UNLV-Colorado winner Wednesday, March 14 At The Rose Garden Lamar (23-11) vs. Vermont (23Portland, Ore. 11) Indiana-New Mexico State winCalifornia (24-9) vs. South ner vs. Wichita State-VCU winner Florida (20-13) Sunday, March 18 EAST REGIONAL At Greensboro Coliseum Second Round Greensboro, N.C. Thursday, March 15 Duke-Lehigh winner vs. Notre At The CONSOL Energy CenDame-Xavier winner ter â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pittsburgh MIDWEST REGIONAL Syracuse (31-2) vs. UNC Second Round Asheville (24-9) Friday, March 16 Kansas State (21-10) vs. SouthAt Greensboro Coliseum ern Mississippi (25-8) Greensboro, N.C. Ohio State (27-7) vs. Loyola Carolina (29-5) vs. North (Md.) (24-8) winner Lamar-Vermont Gonzaga (25-6) vs. West VirCreighton (28-5) vs. Alabama ginia (19-13) (21-11) At The Pit At Nationwide Arena Albuquerque, N.M. Columbus, Ohio Wisconsin (24-9) vs. Montana Georgetown (23-8) vs. Belmont (25-6) Vanderbilt (24-10) vs. Harvard (27-7) San Diego State (26-7) vs. N.C. (26-4) State (22-12) Friday, March 16 At Bridgestone Arena At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Michigan (24-9) vs. Ohio (27-7) Florida State (24-9) vs. St. Temple (24-7) vs. CaliforniaBonaventure (20-11) Cincinnati (24-10) vs. Texas (20- South Florida winner At CenturyLink Center 13) Omaha, Neb. Third Round Kansas (27-6) vs. Detroit (22Saturday, March 17 At The CONSOL Energy Center 13) Saint Mary's (Calif.) (27-5) vs. Pittsburgh Syracuse-UNC Asheville win- Purdue (21-12) Third Round ner vs. Kansas State-Southern MisSunday, March 18 sissippi winner At Greensboro Coliseum Ohio State-Loyola (Md.) winner Greensboro, N.C. vs. Gonzaga-West Virginia winner North Carolina_Lamar-VerAt The Pit mont winner vs. Creighton-AlAlbuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin-Montana winner vs. abama winner At Nationwide Arena Vanderbilt-Harvard winner Columbus, Ohio Sunday, March 18 Georgetown-Belmont winner At Bridgestone Arena vs. San Diego State-N.C. State winNashville, Tenn. Florida State-St. Bonaventure ner At Bridgestone Arena winner vs. Cincinnati-Texas winner Nashville, Tenn. SOUTH REGIONAL Michigan-Ohio winner vs. TemSecond Round ple_California-South Florida winThursday, March 15 ner At The KFC Yum! Center At CenturyLink Center Louisville, Ky. Omaha, Neb. Kentucky (32-2) vs. MVSUKansas-Detroit winner vs. Western Kentucky winner Iowa State (22-10) vs. UConn Saint Mary's (Calif.)-Purdue winner (20-13) WEST REGIONAL At The Pit Second Round Albuquerque, N.M. Thursday, March 15 Baylor (27-7) vs. South Dakota At The KFC Yum! Center State (27-7) Louisville, Ky. UNLV (26-8) vs. Colorado (23Marquette (25-7) vs. BYU-Iona 11) winner At The Rose Garden Murray State (30-1) vs. ColPortland, Ore. Indiana (25-8) vs. New Mexico orado State (20-11) At The Rose Garden State (26-9) Portland, Ore. Wichita State (27-5) vs. VCU Louisville (26-9) vs. Davidson (28-6) (25-7) Friday, March 16 New Mexico (27-6) vs. Long At Greensboro Coliseum Beach State (25-8)




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Africa is the place where people first originated, so African history goes back further than in any other place on earth. At first, about two million years ago, there may have been only about 2,000 people in all of Africa (or anywhere in the world), and they lived by gathering wild plants and by scavenging meat that other, stronger animals had killed. About 1.9 million years ago, they began using stone tools, and about 800,000 years ago they began to use fire. Cooking their food on the fire to make it easier to digest may be what gave early people the extra energy to grow bigger brains and become modern people. These first modern people probably started out in southeast Africa. Around 100,000 years ago, people living in Blombos Cave, on the seaside in South Africa, were gathering shellfish to eat. They may have been making bone fish-hooks to catch fish too. By about 75,000 years ago, people in Blombos Cave were mixing minerals to make paint and carving abstract designs into blocks of red ochre. They made seashells into beads for necklaces. Genetic evidence shows that until about this time — sometime after 100,000 years ago — Africa was the only place on earth where modern people lived. Then some people spread out along the coasts, going around the Arabian Peninsula and India and all the way to Australia. Still most people lived in Africa. But at the end of an Ice Age (not the most recent Ice Age but the one before that), people began to drift into West Asia, following the herds of animals. Around 6000 BC, the climate in Africa (and other places) got gradually hotter and drier. The Sahara Desert was forming again. It was harder to find enough food. Some people in Africa began farming to get more food. They probably got the idea from West Asia. With farming the population expanded quickly. By 3000 BC, there were so many people in Africa that they started to form into kingdoms. The first African kingdom (and probably the first big kingdom anywhere)

2nd Largest Continent: Africa is the second largest continent in the world. (Asia is the largest.) Africa is three times the size of the continental United States. Measuring north to south, Africa is 5,200 miles long! At its widest point, Africa is nearly as wide as it is long. Rivers: Africa has five huge river systems. The big three, in order of size, are the Nile, the Congo, and the Niger.

was in Egypt, where the Pharaohs built the pyramids. South of Egypt, along the upper Nile river, the kingdom of Kush (modern Sudan) developed too. Kush and Egypt traded with the Babylonians in Western Asia and the Harappans and Aryans in India. Around 1550 BC, with the establishment of the New Kingdom in Egypt, the Egyptians conquered Kush, and they ruled Kush for the next 450 years, until the collapse of the New Kingdom in Egypt around 1100 BC. Then Kush became independent again, and by 715 BC, Kush's King Piankhy was able to conquer Egypt. But soon after this, West Asian people showed North Africans how to use iron to make weapons, and the people who knew how to use iron soon conquered the people who didn't. About 700 BC, the Phoenicians conquered part of North Africa and founded the city of Carthage. In 664 BC, the Assyrians conquered Egypt. The Kushites learned how to make iron from the Assyrians, and they used their iron to become even more powerful than they were before. When the Persians conquered the Phoenicians in 539 BC, Carthage became an independent kingdom that ruled most of the Western Mediterranean. In the more fertile parts of Africa, the population kept on growing. By 300 BC, the Bantu people, who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, began to get too crowded where they

lived. West Africa (now Nigeria and Cameroon) had fertile land in the zone between the Sahara desert and the rain forest, but it was small. Gradually the Bantu began to spread out from their home to other parts of Africa, mainly to the south and east, through the rain forest to the grasslands on the other side. Europe, too, was getting more crowded at this time, and soon North Africa had its second major invasion when the Romans attacked in the 200s BC. The Carthaginian general, Hannibal, terrified the Romans. But in the end, Carthage and the rest of North Africa, including Egypt, had to submit to Roman rule. During the next several hundred years, southern Africa also saw a lot of political changes. The old kingdom of Kush lost power to a new kingdom to their south called Aksum (modern Ethiopia), who also traded with the Parthians, the Indians, and the Romans. When Roman North Africa converted to Christianity, many Axumites converted too. Some cattle and sheep herders from Central Africa gradually moved south to the grasslands of South Africa, taking their cattle and sheep with them. At the same time, the Bantu kept expanding, and learned how to farm and how to make iron weapons. By the 400s AD, the Bantu had taken over some of the East Coast of Africa and some of the grasslands in southern Africa.

Oceans: In spite of its size, Africa has few natural harbors. If you wanted to visit Africa by boat, you would have to hunt for a safe place to land. Without a safe harbor, powerful ocean current would slam your boat into the rocks along the coastline. The Atlantic Ocean borders Africa to the west, the Indian Ocean borders Africa to the east, and the Mediterranean borders Africa to the north. The Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet to border Africa to the south. Africa is nearly surrounded by water. Landforms: Africa has rainforests, grasslands, and is home to the largest desert in the world, the Sahara. Africa does have a few mountain ranges, like the Atlas Mountains in the north. These are good size mountains, but they would appear to be hills if you put them next to the Alps or the Himalayas. Africa does not have a huge mountain range. Prime Meridian: The prime meridian, which is the imaginary line that separates the world into Eastern and Western Hemispheres runs vertically through Africa. Another imaginary line runs horizontally though Africa – the Equator.

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Dogon Rock-Painting The Dogon are an agrarian people who live in mountainous regions of southern Mali in west central Africa. One of the Dogon’s many artforms is painting on cliffs. These cliff paintings or petroglyphs are made up of represetations of mythical beings, ancestral figures, and sacred animals. The Dogon have a long tradition of watching the night sky and their religion is influenced by the movements of stars. Once every 60 years they celebrate the Sigui, a ceremonial reenactment of the creation of the world. This ceremony corresponds to the orbital cycle of the companion to the dog star Sirius. This white dwarf star, about whom the Dogon have known for centuries, was not

observed by western scientists until the 1860s. The cliff paintings feature representations of a god who created humankind, whom they believe fell from the sky. Materials 3”x5” rock (use smooth river stones), chalk, prisma colors colored pencils (traditional colors are earth-red, black, and offwhite or ivory. Whatever color scheme you choose, limiting your design to three contrasting colors will make your design look better) Process Step 1. Select a stone. Let the size and shape of the stone determine the design. Draw

those white-collar prisons they have today. They had crafts projects available to them, they could publish stories and they even had an amateur acting group. Some of the more famous prisoners there were Generals Isaac Trimble, James Archer, Thomas Benton Smith and M. Jeff Thompson. The only downside to the prison, as far as the Union was concerned, was that it was awfully close to Canada. It seems that some prisoners made their getaway by walking across Lake Erie once it had frozen. Not the kind of thing I like to do on a winter’s day. No way.

Josh Franklin’s Far Out Family Blog Written by Steven Coburn-Griffis Illustrated by Isaac Schumacher Chapter Eight: Week Eight December 23, 1863 Wilf, Happy Christmas, brother. It seems impossible to believe that another Christmas will pass and I will not see my family, my friends, my home. My heart aches at the thought, but there is nothing for it. It is cold here in these southern hills, and colder still higher up. We range across the country, moving from battlefield to battlefield. The battles are fearsome and the skirmishes, the unplanned meetings of small contingents, even more so. We kill as we find it necessary, but do what we can to encourage surrender. That does not happen nearly as often as I would like. Even so, it does happen and seemingly more so as we approach this blessed season. Enough of this, though. This is a soldier’s life, and while one that I will gladly shed myself of, it is of my own choosing and, for the moment, I would not have it any other way. Give greetings of the season to Ma and Da, though I do not doubt this missive will find you long after the beginning of the New Year. Ethan Hey. Just reading this letter made me sad. And even though it’s nowhere near Christmas, Merry Christmas to anyone reading this blog. That’s my shout out. And it’s done. Another thing this letter made me was curious. Okay, so, yeah, there are always prisoners of war during a war. But what did they do with them during the Civil War? It seems that Ohio had a role to play there, too, because there were two pretty unique prisons here:

your design using the sheet provided for ideas, or create one of your own. Draw your design in chalk. If you make a mistake rub the chalk off and start again. Use simple shapes and draw with a contour line. Step 2. Draw over the chalk line with black or another dark color making the line heavy, or thick. Step 3. Fill the inside shape with the second color starting at its center and working your way toward the black line. Draw up to but not over the black line. Be careful not to smear the colors. Step 4. Draw a line around the outside of the black line using the ivory or light colored pencils. Again, be careful not to smear the black.

one in Columbus and one on Johnson’s Island in Lake Erie. The prison in Columbus was called Camp Chase. Originally, it was supposed to be a training camp for new Union recruits, but it wasn’t long before they just turned it into a prison. All in all, about 25,000 Confederate prisoners were locked up there, including some rebel officers and, get this, their “man servants.” Seriously. These guys were allowed to keep their slaves in prison, even during a war that was at least partly about the abolition of slavery. At least for a little while. It seems that there was such a “hue and cry” about the whole deal that a couple of months after they were confined, the “man servants” were released. I guess somebody somewhere finally figured out that it was the right thing to do. And a good thing, too, ‘cause this place was something of a pit. Most of the prisoners were confined in shacks made out of thin planks and the food was terrible. Between the bad food and the lousy living conditions, quite a few prisoners wound up dead from malnourishment and disease. And then there was the prison on Johnson Island. Now, I’m not going to say that this was a resort, but it was a whole lot better than Camp Chase and had about the lowest mortality rate of any other Civil War prison. At first, Johnson’s Island was used just to hold Confederate officers. When it was just officers, it was kind of like one of

VOCABULARY WORDS skirmishes contingents missive recruits abolition hue and cry malnourishment mortality CHAPTER EIGHT: QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES Seventy-five prisoners at Camp Chase were African Americans. They were released because of public protests. Are there any public protests noted in today’s news? What do they hope to accomplish? Do you think they will succeed? Why or why not? The size of the huts in which some of the men lived measured 20-feetlong by 14-feet-wide. How does that compare to the size of the room that you are in now? Imagine what prison camp conditions were like in 1861. Describe five of these conditions. Could you survive in your room under those conditions? Locate Johnson Island on an Ohio map or a map of Lake Erie. Research the winter temperatures and conditions of winter or on the Great Lakes. Using the scale of miles on the map, how far would Civil War prisoners have had to walk across frozen waters to reach Canada and what would they have had to face on the journey?

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CAKE DECORATOR Wagner's IGA, a progressive independently owned and operated supermarket is currently seeking a part time cake decorator with experience. We offer a flexible schedule, excellent wages, 401K plan and a YMCA membership discount. Contact us at: Wagner's IGA 257 E 4th St. Minster, Oh. 45865 419-628-3537 or visit us at:

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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836

Seeking highly motivated, career minded individuals capable of excelling in a team environment. The openings are currently for night shift only. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility. Experience in operating computercontrolled equipment and high school diploma would be a plus. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

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Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift production at the Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities.

Butch Ferguson

Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable.


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If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

FOUND, Hand held remote control, Possibly to Crane or Gravel Slinger, found in vicinity of State Route 47 west of Sidney, Call to describe, (937)295-3119



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Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc. Chief Financial Officer: Full-time position in our Lima office, under administrative direction of the President/CEO, directs and oversees all the financial activities of the agency including preparation of budgets and financial reports, as well as summaries and forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlook. Administratively responsible for management and delivery of fiscal/management services, including financial accounting, A/R, A/P, payroll, billing/collections, purchasing, and business development. Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a CPA designation. Master’s degree in accounting, public administration, or business administration with a CPA designation highly preferred. Must have knowledge of database and accounting computer application systems; five (5) - ten (10) years of experience in financial management/supervision with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning involving complex revenue sources; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and exceptional analytical and organizational skills. Experience in nonprofit/healthcare financial management a plus. Competitive salary with generous fringe benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to or Ellen Sneed, HR/PQI Manager Family Resource Center 530 S. Main St. Lima, OH 45804

2012 Baby Album PLEASE PRINT - Any names that do not fit in the allowed space will be subject to editing.


*Child’s Name ________________________________________________________


*City ______________________________________ *Birthday _________________ *Parents’ Names ______________________________________________________ **Grandparents’ Names _________________________________________________ **Grandparents’ Names _________________________________________________ (*Required Information) **Due to space constraints, only parents and grandparents will be listed. K Please mail my photo back. SASE enclosed. (Not responsible for photos lost in the mail.)

K I will stop by and pick up my photo (we will only hold them for 6 months) Name ______________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________ City __________________________________ State _________Zip ______________ Phone ____________________________________ Extra copies are available for $100. You may have them held in our office or mailed to your home. There is a delivery fee of $4 for postal delivery + $100 per copy. Number of copies___________

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K Visa K Mastercard K American Express K Discover Mail or bring information to:


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FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami County.


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.


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


IMS 700 Tower Drive Fort Loramie, OH 45845 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.

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*JOBS AVAILABLE NOW* Auglaize County Part time Support Specialists NEEDED TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Make a difference in someone's life! Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, proof of insurance, SS card or Birth Certificate, and clean criminal background check. (This will be done at time of hiring)


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OWNER OPERATORS Go To Transport, 48 states w/high travel in mid-west. Newer equipment, own base plate/insurance required. Percentage of load/100% fuel surcharge, fuel card, dir dep. 866-366-4686, ex2531.

1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS!


The Hardin-Houston Local School District will be accepting applications for the following position(s): Regular & Substitute School Bus Drivers All interested applicants should contact Larry Claypool, Superintendent. Applications are available in the Superintendent's office located at Hardin-Houston Local School or on the school's website at Starting hourly salary for regular route drivers is $17.16 per hour and $14.44 per hour for sub drivers.

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 ONE FREE MONTH! PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included. (937)498-4747 SLEEPING ROOMS (2) Both at 339 1/2 S Highland. Call Earl Vance (937)492-5057 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

1 BEDROOM In Sidney, clean, freshly painted, security cameras, laundry facility on site, ample off street parking. On site manager. Rent $375, Deposit $375 includes water & trash. Call Heidi (937)441-9923

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OUTSIDE SALES 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!

2 BEDROOM country mobile home, appliances. Lawn maintained. NO PETS. $450 month + deposit, (937)498-4481.

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3 BEDROOM double, 526 N Main Avenue. New carpet, new paint, NO PETS! Metro accepted. $515 month, (419)733-4176

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: No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position.

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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.


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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.


REQUIRES: Reliable transportation, working phone and state minimum insurance is required. You must also be at least 18 years of age.


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TANNING BEDS, 4 Cobra Commercial $700 each. Out of business (937)845-2459



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

Starting pay $11.64/ hr plus benefits/ PTO

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FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202

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


MINI AUSSIE-POO puppies, Females blue merle and black with white feet. Vet checked, shots. $300 (567)204-5232

510 MASSEY-FERGUSON Combine. Excellent condition. Seen at 8925 Cisco Rd. Sidney. $1500. (937)638-7714

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

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Shipping and Receiving Experience Required. Fork lift a plus.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath double. $400 month. Some appliances included. Metro accepted. (937)538-0647

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 black , 3 sable, 3 males, 3 females, $200, born on 1-28-2012 (937)570-7668




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

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SDNM240R â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 106 papers Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 If interested, please contact:

Jason at 937-498-5934 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.


Advertising Sales Director Delaware Gazette â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Delaware, Ohio Are you a strong teacher/coach who has a passion for developing sales talent? Are you a leader who focuses on the positive? Are you an expert in recruiting the best staff? Can you lead by example in a competitive market? Are you a natural in building great business relationships within the community? Are you experienced in developing creative solutions? The Delaware Gazette has an excellent opportunity for an Advertising Sales Director to lead our eager and dedicated sales team. As part of our management team, you will lead a staff of 7, driving our print and online sales strategies. This position plays a pivotal role in the implementation of our strategic plan to aggressively grow revenue streams across niche products, print and online platforms by focusing on the success of our advertisers. If this sounds like you, please email your cover letter and resume along with your salary history and expectations to Scott Koon, Publisher, Delaware Gazette. 2266021

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

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the members of the Shelby County Memorial Hospital Association, Inc., operating the Wilson Memorial Hospital, 915 W. Michigan Street, Sidney, Ohio, will be held on Wednesday evening, March 28, 1012, at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing Trustee and/or such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Board of Trustees Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2011 Financial Report for Shelby County Home Land Security and Emergency Management has been completed and is available for public inspection at the office of the Shelby County Auditor, 129 E. Court St., Sidney, OH, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Thursday and 8:30 thru 12:00 on Friday. Dennis J. York, Shelby County Auditor Mar. 12


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

2001 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS Loaded with accessories. Very good condition. Only 75,300 miles. $5000 (937)339-8352

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

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


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

PAPILLON PUPS! We have 2 females, 14 weeks old, white with black markings $300 each. Have first shots & have been wormed. Call/ text (419)953-8538 or (419)953-8539.

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

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

BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (419)860-3983 or (937)710-4603. BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin WANTED TO buy Pride Electric Lift chair, Call between 5-7pm, (937)497-7326

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

Appeal No. ZBA-12-04 NOTICE OF HEARING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio. The Zoning Board of Appeals is to rule in the matter of: JAMES AND KRISTINA DAVIS ARE REQUESTING APPROVAL OF AN EXPANSION OF A NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE LOCATED IN THE REQUIRED REAR YARD SETBACK AT 1110 HAYES ST IN THE R-1, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT. Any person or persons having interest in, or being affected by this matter, who wish to be heard, shall appear at the aforesaid time and place or at such place or places and times that said matter may be further considered. Any person with a disability requiring any special assistance should contact the Community Services Department at (937) 498-8131.

1998 MERCURY Mountaineer, 89,000 actual miles. $4000. 1998 Cadillac Deville, looks great, has problem,$1300. 2000 Ford Explorer 4x4, $4,300. (937)658-2421 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 V-STAR 1100 Silverado classic. 12,000 miles, excellent condition, saddlebags, hard chrome exhaust, cover, 2 helmets. $5500 cash only (937)570-7362

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.

Barbara Dulworth, AICP Community Services Director Mar. 12 2265885

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