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INSIDE TODAY Broncos between JC, state • Jackson Center boys basketball coach Scott Elchert says his Tigers will have to be sharper mentally than physically Friday night when they take on 21-4 Dayton Jefferson. 17A

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Linda K. (Smith) Perkins • Dorothy E. Wood

INDEX Anna/Botkins ....................14A City, County records ...........2A Classified.......................8-10B Comics ...............................6B Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope........................10A Let Yourself Go ...................7A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Religion ...........................2-3B Senior Living..................9-10A Sports .........................16-19A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20.............10A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue....7B Youth ................................15A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown helpless about them.” — Clare Boothe Luce, American author, diplomat, member of Congress (1903-1987) For more on today in history, turn to Page 6B.

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Spring has sprung Chelsea Goble carries some chicken sandwiches and glasses of root beer to Josh Brautigam, both of Sidney, at the B-K Root Beer stand during its opening day of the season Wednesday.

Priceless: The journey to Washington, D.C., for our veterans BY MELANIE SPEICHER It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. The residents of Shelby County and the surrounding area know it takes everyone to honor the veterans of the county. The seventh, and final trip, to take World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorials is planned for May 18-20. A trip in September is being planned to take Vietnam War veterans to D.C. to visit their memorial. “It takes $30,000 to do the trip,” said Mike Bennett, chairman of the Shelby County Vets to D.C. committee. “The cost for each veteran is $355.” Through the work of the committee and donations from the community, the trip for each veteran is free. So far, 214 veterans have traveled to Washington. Each caregiver and volunteer pay $250 to go on the trip. From a car wash to a child donating money from his piggy bank, county residents have backed the veterans trips 100 percent. “People know who we are now,” said Bennett. “We had no idea how far this program would go when we first started.” Bennett said base costs for the trip include renting two buses, $9,100; hotel expenses for two nights, $5,000; and two dinners, $4,100.The tram trip at Arlington National Cemetery costs $8.50 per person. Lunches for the group cost $12.75 per person. Friday’s lunch is donated by The Spot Restaurant, of Sidney. Other lunches are purchased from Subway. Expenses for per veteran includes a DVD of the trip, $20; a book from the trip, $15; hats, $5; Korean War or World War II books and pins, $32; decorations and bag stuffers, $10; miscellaneous, which includes medals, hat pins, refreshments for Saturday evening, plates, silverware, chips and pop, $15; postage, printer ink and supplies, $30; cash out for tips and gas for the chase vehicle, $23.95. “Apria Healthcare of Minster has donated 40 wheelchairs to us for the trips,” said Bennett. “We couldn’t do the trip with out them.” See VETERANS/Page 12A

Charter bus: $91

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to show momentum in a war marred by setbacks, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minster David Cameron said for the first time Wednesday that NATO forces would hand over the lead combat role to Afghanistan forces next year as the U.S. and its allies aim to get out by the end of 2014. The announcement added both clarity and urgency to the path of a war that has fallen into a demoralizing period, rocked by the burnings of Qurans at a U.S. base, deadly protests against Americans and a shooting rampage, alleged against a U.S. soldier, that left 16 Afghan civilians dead. Yet Obama made clear those incidents, and intensifying political pressure surrounding them, will not lead him to bring American troops home sooner. See AFGHAN/Page 5A

Hotel: $50

Friday night dinner: $25.50

Saturday night dinner: $16.30

Korean War or WWII hat: $5 Tram ride at Arlington National Cemetery: $8.50 Trip DVD: $20

Postage, printer ink, supplies: $30 WWII or Korean War Memorial book and pin: $32 Decorations, bag stuffers: $10 Miscellaneous: $15

Tips and chase vehicle gas: $23.95

Memory book from trip: $15

Lunches for three days: $12.75. Friday’s lunch is donated by The Spot restaurant, of Sidney, and Saturday and Sunday lunches are purchased from Subway.

It costs $355 per veteran for them to see their memorial in the nation’s capital. Thanks to the Shelby County Veterans to D.C. organization and donations from throughout the area, the veterans’ trip is free. Caregivers and volunteers pay $250 to go on the trip,

Kasich plans tax hike COLUMBUS, (AP) — A plan by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to tie higher taxes on oil and gas drilling to an eventual reduction of the statewide income tax met with opposition on multiple fronts Wednesday. The oil and gas industry said the tax increase would discourage investment coming as a result of a boom in Utica and Marcellus shale drilling in the state. Cleveland-based Policy Matters Ohio, a liberal think tank, said the tax hike on oil and natural gas liquids within the next two years should be even higher than Kasich’s proposed 4 percent. Meanwhile, public safety groups and advocates for the poor argued revenue from the increase shouldn’t be used for income-tax relief at all. They want to see money raised reinvested in government programs hit with recent cuts. “They’ve cut local governments by 50 percent, and local governments are where the most essential services are provided — police, fire, emergency medical services,” said Ohio Fraternal Order of Police president Jay McDonald. “And those local governments are really struggling to provide See KASICH/Page 4A



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Police log WEDNESDAY -12:06 a.m.: theft. Craig A. Brown, 409 Jefferson St., told Sidney Police a Microsoft Box 360, valued at $150, had been stolen from his residence. TUESDAY -6:27 a.m.: criminal damaging. Patricia A. Weber, 712 Clinton Ave., told police unknown persons damaged the hood and a fender of her parked vehicle. -5:41 a.m.: theft. Mary M. Terry, 614 Mohican Court, reported a black X-Box 360 with two contollers was taken from her residence. Police said entrance to the property was made though an open window. -1:32 a.m.: arrest. Police arrested Trevor Newbauer, 38, 314 N. Ohio Ave., on an OVI warrant from Darke County. -1:10 a.m.: theft. James G. Jones, 2521 N. Main Ave., told police a left handed Garmin hunting bow, valued at $900, had been removed from his attached garage. Police found no sign of forced entry. SUNDAY -8:46 a.m.: theft. Michael W. Carey, 723 East Ave., reported assorted craftsman tools in a red tool box had been taken from his garage. MARCH 9 -11:58 a.m.: theft. Cashland, 2022 Michigan St., told police a suspect came into the store and walked out without paying for a Mission compound bow valued at $399.99.

Accidents Vehicles driven by Ryder Gross, 17, 1028 Broadway Ave., and Joseph Pulfer, 18, 747 Clinton Ave., were involved in a traffic accident at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway Avenue. Police cited Gross for a right of way violation after he drove from a stop sign at Broadway and Summit street into the path of Pulfer’s vehicle. There was non-func-

tional damage to both vehicles. • Police cited Marcia M. Frantom, 59, 4260 River Road, for improper backing after her vehicle struck a parked car owned by Joseph A. Kinniunger, in the cul de sac in front of 309 Hillcrest Court at 7:30 a.m.Wednesday. Both vehicles received non-functional damage.

Fire,rescue WEDNESDAY -6:22 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1900 block of Fair Road. -12:30 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 400 block of North Miami Avenue for a medical call. -12:09 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Hamilton Avenue for a medical call. TUESDAY -9:14 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 200 block of Doorley Road. -8:43 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to 234 W. Court St. to investigate a smell of smoke. No problem was found. -4:15 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Fairington Drive for a medical call. -3:01 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 600 block of North Vandemark Road for a medical call. -1:47 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2100 block of Michigan Street. -1:19 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 2400 block of South Vandemark Road for a medical call. -12:36 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 800 block of North West Avenue. -11:58 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 500 block of North Vandemark Road for a medical call. -10:57 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 100 block of West South Street.


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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday morning, Brian Young, 19, 109 Oakwood St., Russia, waived a preliminary hearing on felony rape charges and was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $20,000 was continued in the case. • Ricky G. Gallimore Jr., 43, 5418 Frazier-Guy Road, was sentenced to 60 days in jail previously imposed for probation violations in a Temporary Protection violation case. Order The sentence is to be served consecutively with a sentence he is currently serving. • Jennifer Bumgarner, 31, 431 Wilson Ave., was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a falsification that was charge amended to disorderly conduct. She will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of five days of the sentence and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days may be reconsidered. She was placed on probation for one year. • Tisha M. Hecht, 32, 4195 S. Ohio Ave., was fined $100 and costs and

sentenced to 26 days in jail on a charge of obstructing official business that was amended to disorderly conduct. She will receive credit for one day served and may be placed on an alcohol monitoring device for 30 days in lieu of 20 days jail. The balance of the sentence may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full and she consumes no alcohol. • Tammy L. Taylor, 33, 433 E. Russell Road, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to eight days in jail on a charge of driving while under suspension from a previous DUI conviction that was amended to failure to display a license. Five days jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. The remaining three days shall be suspended on condition she violates no laws of the state for one year. Civil cases Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, v. Heather L. Werling, 1392 Campbell Road, $3,061.84. Dismissals Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Matthew Whited, 312 Pike St., Apt. 112, Anna. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution.

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Season extended for Winter Market Organizers of Sidney’s Winter Market are extending the inaugural season. The Winter Market at First Christian Church will be expanded to May 19, following already scheduled events this Saturday and April 21. According to the Rev. Phil Chilcote of First Christian Church, extending the Winter Market season to the week prior to the downtown farmer’s market will offer shoppers more variety. “Extending the Winter Market season will allow local residents the chance to enjoy their favorite items from familiar vendors while opening the door to produce that is already out of season before the traditional farmer’s market season begins,” he said. The decision to extend the season was conon the tingent announcement of dates for the Great Downtown

Sidney Farmer’s Market, which were recently confirmed by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. “We wanted to respect the tradition of the local farmer’s market while offering Winter Market customers more reasons to consider our event,” Chilcote said. Vendors scheduled to set up during the next Winter Market on Saturday include those offering baked goods, jams and jellies, crafts, jewelry, purses, soaps and more. The church’s Team Joe Ward Relay For Life team will offer snacks and drinks to those in attendance to raise funds for the team. The Winter Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Saturday through May at First Christian Church, 320 Russell Road. For more information, call the church at 492-5025.

ZBA approves permit

MINSTER — During for a property at 278 S. its February meeting Main St. Tuesday night, the MinA conditional use perster Zoning Board of Ap- mit is necessary to allow approved a such activities in a resipeals conditional use permit for dential district. a coffeehouse/restaurant. The board had no The permit was re- other requests on its section devoted to selfquested by Shirley James agenda. published works. Although Pellman has no knowledge of the book’s status, he said he was pleased to receive the request. HOUSTON — The Hardin-Houston Board of Ed“Averton” tells the story ucation will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Hardinof a group of domestic ex- Houston Media Center. tremists who attempt to The board will approve monthly financial reports divide the nation and and expenditures for February, consider personnel form a heartland nation. items and hear administrative reports. In promoting his book, Pellman has been interviewed on radio station KHOW in Denver, WTMA in Charleston, S.C. and1400 WDWS in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Pellman noted that “Averton” is available for e-readers such as Nook Furniture, Bedding, Accessories and Kindle, in addition to print and the publisher’s Look for Flyer in Today’s Paper e-book version. “Averton” is published by Author2267223 House.

Producer requests copy of Pellman novel Sidney author Terry Pellman has confirmed that a copy of his novel, “Averton,” has been requested by a film producer. Although Pellman is not at liberty to reveal the name of the film production company, he said the company has produced one movie that received an Academy Award for Best Picture, and another that was nominated in other categories. Pellman was contacted after his novel was reviewed last year in a special Publishers Weekly



Sheriff’s log WEDNESDAY -2:01 p.m.: theft. A deputy responded to 4949 State Route 66 in Loramie Township to investigate a report of the theft of a trailer. –1:30 p.m.: mental problems. Deputies were sent to Botkins to assist with the transport to Miami Valley Hospital of a man who reportedly had mental problems. Sheriff John Lenhart said there were concerns about the man because he had guns in his house. TUESDAY -4:00 p.m.: runaway. Deputies were dispatched to Clear Creek Farms, 1886 Kuther Road, on a report a teenage girl failed to board the bus from school.

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Fire,rescue WEDNESDAY -12:58 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 600 block of East Park Street. -12:55 p.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 200 block of East Pike Street. TUESDAY -9:33 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to the 200 block of Dorman Drive in Turtle Creek Township for a medical call. -8:08 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 5600 block of Smith Road in Loramie Township.


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Dorothy E. Wood, 80, formerly of Sidney and Boca Raton, Fla., died at the Heartland of Urbana, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 12:10 p.m. She was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy and Mary Ida (Adkins) Wood. A sister, Jane Whited, and one brother, Thomas Richard Wood, are also deceased. She is survived by two brothers, Don and wife Shirley Wood, of Urbana and Jim and wife Mary Wood, of Commack, Long Island, N. Y. She was a 1950 graduate of Holy Angels School and was the prom queen in high school. She graduated from the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton and had worked at G. C. Murphy Co. and the Dayton Power and Light

Co. in Sidney at one time. She loved to paint and owned and operated a dance studio in Boca Raton for many years. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 16, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church by the Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at and Salm-McGill Tangeman Funeral Home from 9 until 10 a.m on the day of the funeral Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Wood family at:

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Three join Patrol; OHP honors trio

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol rec e n t l y held a graduation ceremony for 492-5101 65 cadets View obituaries at at the Weeks Huff t r o l ’ s Training Academy. Monnin Three of the graduMarch 14-17 ates are assigned to the % Piqua Post. Jordan L. green Off allitems Monnin, of Russia, made-up, Joseph M. Weeks, of in-stock items only Delaware, and Wesley A. Ditto, of Delphos, are 104 E. Mason Rd., Ditto Jones Sidney all three currently in a field training period sented to the Piqua under the guidance of a Post. M, T, W 9-6, Th 9-1, F 9-8 Sat 9-3, Sun Closed veteran officer. District Dispatcher This is the 151st of the Year: Dispatcher academy class. Thomas E. Huff, Piqua The Ohio State Dispatch Center. Highway Patrol also District Driver Liannounced the winners cense Examiner of the of their 2011 Leader- Year: Anna M. Jones, ship Awards recently. Driver License ExamL i n d a Troy. Linda was The following dis- iner 1, Piqua Driver K.(Smith) an avid gar- trict honors were preExamination Station. 58, of Perkins, dener and could Funeral Home and 1509 Park St., never wait for Cremation Services passed away spring to arrive 502 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney W e d n e s d a y, so she could at492-5130 2260843 March 14, 2012, tend the many at 1:18 a.m. at garage sales in the Hospice Of the area. Dayton Care Funeral Center. services will be conShe was born Nov. 24, ducted Friday, March NOW OPEN in Piqua, the 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. 1953, Sunday 1-4 daughter of the late from the Cromes FuNew Model Home at Indian Lake’s Damon and Ethel neral Home, 302 (Crager) Smith. S.Main Ave., by the She is survived by one Rev. George Gnade. daughter, Mrs. Matthew Burial will follow at In Shelby County (Amanda) Spangler, of Cedar Point Ceme937-492-8640 • Common Pleas Court Cincinnati; two grand- tery in Pasco. 2265459 Wednesday, Judge children, Aiden and The family will reJames F. Stevenson senMikaela Spangler; three ceive friends on Fritenced Mario A. Senter, brothers, Jimmy Crager day from noon until 38, 1931 S. Gettysburg and his wife Kathy, the hour of the servAve., Dayton, to serve Emerson Smith and ice. 15 months in prison for Michael Smith, all of Memorials may be a fourth-degree felony Sidney; three sisters, made to the American conviction of domestic Senter Harmon Mrs. Ronald (Jean) Cancer Society in memviolence. Rhodehammel, of Hous- ory of Linda K. Perkins. The judge noted Sen- trafficking ton and Kimberly Smith Envelopes will be proter has a history of in drugs. and Mrs. Randy (Vicki) vided at the funeral felony convictions, and The judge Hudson, both of Sidney. home. drug and alcohol abuse. also orMrs. Perkins was a liCondolences may be He also noted Senter d e r e d censed practical nurse expressed to the Perkins 2261112 was previously ordered Browning’s for more than 30 years family at the funeral by municipal court to l i c e n s e employed by Upper Val- home’s website, report to a halfway suspended Let your home pay you! ley Medical Center in house as part of a sen- for six tence, and he did not do m o n t h s , Reier so. The judge thus sen- and orTeresa Rose tenced Senter to prison dered a 937-497-9662 time despite requests $10 fine and $195 in 800-736-8485 by both the defense and restitution, plus court prosecution for commu- costs. 733 Fair Road, Sidney nity control sanctions. • Richard J. Reier II, Senter has served more 24, 1760 Fair Oaks than four months in the Drive, was sentenced to 2260756 Shelby County Jail on five years of community the charge, so the judge control and had his ligranted credit for 128 cense suspended for six days served. months for one count of HOUSTON — Scout- Day bus trip to Rising Senter was also or- trafficking, a fourth-demaster Dan Hemmert Star Casino is scheddered to pay a $200 fine, gree felony. He also was attended the March 7 uled March 31. Deparplus $320 restitution ordered to pay a $300 BOTKINS, OHIO Houston Community ture is at 8:30 a.m. with and court costs. fine and $325 restituAssociation meeting to a 7 p.m. return. The cost Voted • Adrian D. Harmon, tion, plus court costs. ask if trustees to re- is $22 per person, but Readers Choice 47, 780 E. Fourth St., Arraignments #1 Monument charter his Boy Scout members who have VolLima, was sentenced to Also in Common Dealer. troop. unteer Points may use five years of community Pleas Court Wednesday, Hemmert said he has them to reduce the cost. CALL 693-3263 FOR APPOINTMENT six scouts in the group. Everyone going will re- control sanctions on a Robin N. Goings, 30, at conviction of fifth-de- large, entered a plea of AT YOUR HOME OR OUR OFFICE Trustees agreed to re- ceive $15 back from the gree felony failure to not guilty on a charge of charter the group. Gary casino. with a police of- possession of a drugs, a TREE TRIMMING Vondenhueval will con- Call Phil Cozad to re- comply ficer. The judge said he fifth-degree felony. The tinue as liaison to the serve a place on the bus. • Beautify & would request transfer judge ordered a previscouts. The association still Protect of the probation to Allen ously posted surety An adult dance needs one trustee and a • Prevent & County. Harmon also bond to be continued. Treat fundraiser will be held treasurer. Anyone interwas fined $300 and or• Jason L. Bertsch, Disease Saturday, St. Patrick’s ested in either position dered to pay court costs. 36, 1217 Rees Drive, en• Revive Ailing Day, sponsored by the may contact Craig • Milford Browning, tered a plea of not Trees 2261254 Houston Classic Festi- Langston or Barry Wolfe 28, 429 S. Ohio Ave., guilty on a fifth-degree val committee. Monies or attend the group’s was sentenced to com- felony charge of breakArea Tree & raised will benefit the April 4 meeting. munity control sanc- ing and entering. The Landscaping festival. The Second AnTrustees will once tions for five years for a judge ordered a previ937-492-8486 nual Festival will he again be operating the conviction on a fourth- ously posted surety held in July. Shelby County Fair food degree felony charge of bond to be continued. 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On March 5, Fairlawn Local School inducted new members into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Members of the NHS and NJHS stand out among high school students as young people who make exceptional efforts to maintain high standards for themselves and who are committed to serving their schools and communities. To be considered for membership, students need to meet rigorous standards in numerous areas: leadership, service, citizenship, scholarship, and character. By becoming members, students pledge to particiin Fairlawn’s pate chapter service projects and to develop and initiate individual service projects. The new members of Fairlawn’s National Junior Honor Society are Stephen Blanford, Megan Brautigam, Andrew Brautigam, Regan DeMotte, Nicholas Garrett, Grace Hageman, Caroline Nuss, Charles Taylor, Audrey Francis, Madison Hussey, Brendan McKnight, Kaitlynn Morrison, Michael Mullin, Moriah Pauley, Ashlynn Weigandt, Beth Weigandt, Madison Allison, Mason Huelskamp and Seth Rogers The new members of National Fairlawn’s Honor Society are Elizabeth Bensman, Emily Brautigam, Luke Brautigam, Mack Knupp, Kara Short, Brittany Turner, Haley Vondenhuevel and Abbey Stemen.


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From Page 1 those services because of the lack of funding, and the state is directly responsible for that lack of funding.” Kasich, a Republican, proposed his one-two tax punch as part of an unusual “mid-biennium review,” which revisits the state’s $57 billion, twoyear operating budget after just one year. Kasich’s idea was inspired by Congress, which passes a budget annually. The former congressman called his concept historic, and the sweeping policy proposals touching energy, education, health care and taxes necessary. “Frankly, almost every time I turn around I find another piece of broken Ohio,” the Republican governor said in unveiling details to reporters. State budget director Tim Keen said that as U.S. House budget chairman in the 1990s, Kasich became accustomed to the cycle of annual budgets in Washington. Keen said the administration has spent the past six months coming up with its second set of big policy priorities in as many The current years. budget cycle began July 1. The Ohio Oil and Gas Association noted in a statement that the tax structure for the industry was revamped just two years ago. The industry group, which says its members are poised to invest as much as $34 billion in the state over the next several years, called the current tax system “fair, competitive with neighboring states and attractive to investment.” “Though we would generally support an income-tax decrease, we do not support asking one industry to disproportionately fund it,” it said. “We also believe that Ohioans who have struggled during the economic downturn would prefer to have a good-paying job now, instead of a small tax break years down the road.” The liberal policy group ProgressOhio criticized Kasich for using the policy package to reward political allies. Executive director Brian Rothenberg said he heard “nothing new” in the proposals. Kasich’s wide range of policy proposals also drew praise from a host of interest groups. Joel Potts, who directs the Ohio Job and Family Services Director’s Association, said the governor’s proposal to further streamline and simplify eligibility for public assistance programs.

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Ambulance driver, patient killed CHILLICOTHE (AP) — An ambulance rearended a flatbed truck carrying lumber near an Ohio hospital Wednesday, killing the ambulance driver and the patient, who was being taken to a doctor’s appointment, authorities said. The truck had stopped to turn onto a roadway when it was struck by the ambulance shortly before 10 a.m. outside Chillicothe, according to the State Highway Patrol said. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston said it’s not clear why the ambulance hit the truck. Ambulance driver Cody A. King, 21, of Chillicothe, and patient Barbara L. McWhorter, 72, also of Chillicothe, died at the scene, the patrol said in a statement. The driver of the lumber truck, Carl H. Dearth, 50, of Frankfort, was transported to Adena Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not conAP Photo/Jay LaPrete sidered life-threatening, according to the patrol. McWhorter was bound to a wheelchair when the A MEMBER of the Columbus crime scene search unit investigates the scene crashed occurred, and the rear of the truck where a man was shot by a Columbus police officer Wednesday in Columbus. smashed through the ambulance windshield, The suspect was shot after stabbing four people in an attack that started inWBNS-TV reported. side Miami-Jacobs Career College. The lumber on the back of Dearth’s truck crashed through the ambulance’s windshield and halfway through the vehicle, hitting King and McWhorter in the head, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

Police: Man with Students released from hospital 3 knives stabs 4

COLUMBUS (AP) — A man armed with three knives went on a stabbing spree in a downtown office building on Wednesday, starting in the admissions office of a technical school and injuring four people, including an employee of the state attorney general, authorities said. The rampage stopped when he was shot by a police officer on the street in front of the building just blocks from the state Capitol. The man confronted one victim in the admissions office of Miami-Jacobs Career College before 1 p.m. and stabbed him, Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said. Other people intervened and took away a knife the man was using but didn’t realize he had others, Weiner said. “We do know that one of the good Samaritans that came to aid the first victim, he was stabbed also,” Weiner said. Four men, including the attacker, were in critical condition after the stabbing spree, authorities said, and a fifth man has minor injuries. Police have identified the victims and the attacker but haven’t released their names, Weiner said. Two of the victims were either students or staff members at the privately run school, Weiner said. Two other victims were outside in the lobby area when they were attacked, he said. All the stabbings occurred on the first floor. One of the victims is employed by the state’s

attorney general, who has offices in the 25story building, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mike DeWine said. DeWine’s office isn’t there, and he wasn’t present at the time, spokeswoman Lisa Hackley said. She said she couldn’t provide further details about the victim at the family’s request. A knife was recovered inside the school, and two knives were found near the attacker outside after he had been shot. Police would not describe the knives except to say they were bigger than pocket knives. One officer used a stun gun on the attacker at around the time another officer shot him, Weiner said. Officials don’t know whether the stabbing was random or stemmed from an earlier issue, he said. The attacker had a knife in each hand when he went at officers, said Jim Gilbert, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police. Multiple shots were fired at the man by the officer who was closest to him, Gilbert said. The officer, who has been on the police force for 15 years, “did what she had to do,” Gilbert said. Columbus officers responded within a minute of 911 calls Wednesday to a “very chaotic scene” with people screaming, he said. “Many citizens’ lives were saved today because of the quick actions, quick response of the Columbus police officers that responded,” he said. The officer was taken

to a hospital with a minor knee injury suffered as she was backing away when the attacker approached her, Gilbert said. Jason Jackson, who works at Gordon’s Gourmet in the building lobby, said he heard that someone had been stabbed, so he ran out of the building. When he went back to see what was happening, he saw the attacker outside. “He had a knife, and the police had just pulled up, and they’re saying, ‘Sir, you need to stop. You need to just put the knife down.’ He wouldn’t,” said Jackson, of Reynoldsburg. “They drew guns. ‘Sir, please put the knife down.’ And he kind of lunged at them, so they shot him.” College spokesman Chuck Vella said everyone must sign in before entering the admissions office. He said security personnel are at every campus of the college, which has five other locations around Ohio. The trade school offers classes in massage therapy, security and investigation, criminal justice and court reporting. The for-profit college is owned by Delta Career Education Corp., which is based in Virginia Beach, Va. A receptionist at the company said no one wanted to talk about the stabbings. The company’s website said it has 37 campuses and 16,000 students nationwide.

TOLEDO (AP) — Two Ohio college students hurt in a wrong-way crash that killed three sorority sisters have been released from the hospital. WTOL-TV in Toledo reports they were allowed to go home Tuesday. Bowling Green State University freshman Angelica Mormile and sophomore Kayla Somoles had been in a Toledo hospital since the March 2 accident in northwest Ohio. Mormile is from Garfield Heights. Somoles is from Cleveland. They were among a group of Bowling Green students driving to Detroit to catch a flight for spring break. A driver going the wrong way slammed head-on into a car carrying five of the sorority members. The university plans to honor the dead sorority sisters with a service and candlelight vigil Friday. The wrong-way driver also died. Her daughter says she had medical issues.

Man sentenced to 11 years AKRON (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for sex-trafficking involving a 16-year-old at a Starbucks coffee shop in Cleveland. Federal Judge John Adams in Akron sentenced 44-year-old Eric Tutstone of Cleveland on Tuesday for offering to sell the girl into the commercial sex trade for $300 in December 2011. He was convicted on two counts of sex trafficking. The purported buyer was an undercover informant who was once a madam in the sex business. The Starbucks manager in Cleveland’s upscale Warehouse district said at the time that the shop was unaware of what was going on.

6 plead guilty to fraud CLEVELAND (AP) — Six people have pleaded guilty in what federal prosecutors in Cleveland say was a scheme to file tax returns in the names of dead taxpayers. Prosecutors say the six defrauded the Internal Revenue Service out of between $1 million and $2.5 million. Investigators say in many cases they were using names and Social Security numbers of taxpayers who recently had died. They pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud. Five of the people are from northeast Ohio while another is from Florida. Authorities say the six filed false and fraudulent tax returns from April 2009 to at least last August.

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Sidney Daily News,Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bus crash kills 28

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he was outraged over a plea deal that settles criminal charges against the operator of a Utah coal mine that experienced two lethal cave-ins in 2007 that killed nine people. U.S. District Judge David Sam said he was surprised to learn federal law didn’t provide stiffer penalties against Genwal Resources Inc., an affiliate of Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., for the disaster that killed six miners and three of their rescuers. “My initial take on this is outrage at the miniscule amount of penalty,” said Sam, addressing widows and other family members of the dead miners in court. “I want them to know I have wavered on whether to accept or reject this plea deal.” After some hesitation, Sam accepted guilty pleas by lawyers for Genwal for a pair of misdemeanors for violating safety standards and ordered the company to pay a $500,000 fine “immediately.” No company managers or executives will be charged as a result of the settlement.

SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) — A tour bus carrying schoolchildren home from a class trip slammed head-on into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 Belgian students and six adults and instantly changing a joyous skiing vacation into a tragedy spanning two European nations. As authorities tried Wednesday to piece together what happened, parents, classmates and rescue workers struggled to grasp the awful turn of events. Only days earlier, the children had updated a lively blog about the highlights of their adventure: ravioli and meatball dinners, cable-car rides and sing-a-longs. Police said the bus was not speeding and everyone aboard had been wearing seat belts when it crashed late Tuesday inside the 2.5-kilometer (1.5mile) Tunnel de Geronde on a highway near the southern town of Sierre, a gateway to the Val d’Anniviers tourist region. No other vehicles were involved. Belgian authorities flew anxious parents and relatives to the site and called for a day of mourning. The Swiss parliament held a minute of silence

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — “Pink slime” just went from a simmer to a boil. In less than a week this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammoniatreated ground beef filler suddenly became a potent rallying cry by activists fighting to ban the product from supermarket shelves and school lunch trays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to announce Thursday it will offer schools choice in ground beef purchases in response to requests from districts. Though the term has been used pejoratively for at least several years, it wasn’t until last week that social media suddenly exploded with worry and an on-

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich embraced the public spotlight one last time Wednesday, claiming on the day before he reports to prison that he always believed what he did was legal and expressing faith that an appeal of his corruption convictions will succeed. The famously talkative Blagojevich seemed to relish the attention as he spoke to a throng of television cameras, reporters and well-wishers outside his Chicago home less than 24 hours before he was due to arrive at a Colorado prison to begin serving a 14-year sentence.

Senators send letter NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are among 12 Republican senators who are questioning whether the Obama administration is using the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party-related nonprofit organizations. The dozen sent a letter Wednesday to IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman seeking assurances that the agency’s recent string of inquiries into some tea party-affiliated nonprofits is not based on politics.


Bobbleheads pulled GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center bookstore. The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. “On rare occasions, there’s an item that might cause concern, and obviously the bobbleheads appeared to be doing that,” Gettysburg Foundation spokeswoman Dru Anne Neil said Tuesday.

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for the victims. Investigators were still trying to determine how a modern bus, a rested driver and a seemingly safe tunnel could produce one of the deadliest highway crashes in Swiss history. Olivier Elsig, prosecutor for the Swiss state of Valais, said officials were looking at three possible causes — a technical problem with the bus, a health problem with the driver or human error. He said an autopsy would be performed on the driver. “We will examine everything to find out what happened,” Elsig said. Dr. Jean-Pierre Deslarzes, medical director of the local Swiss rescue service OCVS, said first-responders were traumatized because so many of the victims were children around 12 years old. The accident virtually shredded the front end of the bus, leaving only small, barely recognizable pieces in place. Passengers were trapped inside. “We found an apocalyptic situation when we arrived,” said Christian Varone, police commander for Valais.

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A GIRL lights a candle tribute during a White March in homage of the victims of a tourist bus crash in a tunnel of the motorway A9, in Sierre, western Switzerland, Wednesday. Twenty-eight people, including 22 children, returning to Belgium from a skiing holiday died in the bus accident, and another 24 children are hospitalized, Swiss police said Wednesday. Belgium flew anxious parents and relatives to the scene Wednesday.

Schools can choose ‘pink slime’ or not line petition seeking its ouster from schools lit up, quickly garnering hundreds of thousands of supporters. “It sounds disgusting,” said food policy expert Marion Nestle, who notes that the unappetizing nickname made it easier for the food movement to flex its muscles over this cause. “A lot of people have been writing about it. Therefore, more people know about it, therefore more people are queasy about it, particularly when you start thinking about how this stuff turns up in school lunches,” said Nestle, a professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and

Public Health. The controversy centers on “lean finely textured beef,” a low-cost ingredient in ground beef made from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts. The bits are heated to about 100 F and spun to remove most of the fat. The lean mix then is compressed into blocks for use in ground meat. The product, made by South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc., also is exposed to “a puff of ammonium hydroxide gas” to kill bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. There are no precise numbers on how prevalent the product is, and it does not have to be labeled as an ingredient.

Panetta: U.S. remains committed to Afghanistan CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in a series of meetings with troops and Afghan leaders Wednesday, said the U.S. must never lose sight of its mission in the war, despite recent violence including what appeared to be an attempted attack near the runway of a military base where he was about to land. It wasn’t clear whether it was an attempt to attack the defense chief, whose travel to southern Afghanistan was not made public before he arrived. Panetta was informed of the incident after landing. “We will not allow individual incidents to undermine our resolve to that mission,” he told about 200 Marines at Camp AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool Leatherneck. “We will be tested DEFENSE SECRETARY Leon Panetta is greeted by Col. John we will be challenged, we’ll be Shafer after arriving to greet troops at Forward Operating challenged by our enemy, we’ll be challenged by ourselves, Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, Wednesday.

AFGHAN He said he still plans to gradually withdraw forces through 2014 as Afghan forces take on more responsibility, cautioning no one should expect “any sudden, additional changes” in the pace of withdrawal. The trials of war, bloodshed in Syria and a nuclear standoff in Iran dominated questioning at a joint appearance by Obama and Cameron at the White House. By contrast, the personal tone of their visit has been all ease as Obama has lavished attention on his younger ally, from a college basketball tournament game on Tuesday night to the magnolia blossoms of the Rose Garden where their news conference was held. It was all to be capped by a glitzy state dinner on the South Lawn. The news that NATO forces would shift to a support role next year was a natural fit into the allies’ timeline for ending the war by the end of 2014. In fact, it was Obama’s defense secretary, Leon Panetta, who caused a stir more than two months ago by suggesting that NATO allies might shift from a combat role to an advisory role by mid-to-late 2013. The White House announcement seals that tack more firmly, given the context of

we’ll be challenged by the hell of war itself. But none of that, none of that, must ever deter us from the mission that we must achieve.” According to Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby, an Afghan stole a vehicle at a British airfield in southern Afghanistan and drove it onto a runway, crashing into a ditch about the same time that Leon Panetta’s aircraft was landing. He said the pickup truck drove at high speed onto the ramp where Panetta’s plane was intended to stop. No one in Panetta’s party was injured. Panetta’s trip to the warfront, which included three stops in the south, was planned months ago, long before the weekend shooting spree allegedly by a U.S. soldier that claimed the lives of 16 villagers, including women and children.

From Page 1 recent events and the political weight of coming straight from Obama and Cameron. The two men lead the nations that have sent the most forces into the fight — and whose electorates have long grown sick of the war. “We’ve been there for 10 years, and people get weary,” conceded Obama, who could pay a political price as the woes of war creep back into the election-year mindset. Obama and Cameron offered up what amounts to a plan for the beginning of the end of the war in 2013. The NATO shift to a support role means fewer of its forces would be the ones at the front lines of combat. Both leaders sought to show steady progress in ensuring Afghanistan would never again be a launching point for terrorism. The White House discussions follow the weekend killings of the Afghan civilians and the deaths of six British troops last week in a roadside bomb blast — the largest loss of life in a single incident for British forces in Afghanistan since 2006. Cameron insisted “we will not give up on

this mission.” “We have to keep reminding ourselves and everybody else why we are there,” Cameron said. “It’s not some selfish, longterm strategic interest; it’s simply that we want Afghanistan to be able to look after its own security with its own security forces so we are safe at home.” The war in Afghanistan began in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America. The United States has roughly 90,000 troops in Afghanistan. Obama plans to drop that number to 68,000 by late September but has offered no specific withdrawal plan after that. Britain has about 9,500 troops in Afghanistan and plans to shrink that contingent to 9,000 by the end of this year. Both leaders had strong words on Syria, with Obama offering a more candid sense of the consequences of military intervention. The Syrian government of President Bashar Assad is accused of killing some 7,500 people during a yearlong uprising, and the U.S., Britain and other allies have been stymied by Russia and China in finding a diplomatic world response.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

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• The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio offers an educational series at 7523 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, at 6 p.m. For more information, call (937) 233-2500 or (800) 360-3296. • The Minster-New Bremen Right to Life group meets at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Rectory basement, Minster. • The Tri-County Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement CommuDear Readers: Black nity Amos Center Library and computer area. The extension cords on white meeting is open to anyone using computers and applithere is no charge. For more information, call Jerry ances or Doris Tangeman at 492-8790. — • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the what Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist a r e Church, 230 Poplar St. manuFriday Morning factur• A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts story e r s time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To thinkregister, call 295-3155. ing? A Hints while Friday Afternoon from back, a • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at Heloise reader noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. Heloise Cruse q u e s tioned • Parkinson’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Brethren’s Home, 750 Chestnut St., why manufacturers inGreenville. For more information, call (937) 548- sist on placing black cords on their appli3188. ances. What do you do to Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step hide an ugly cord? Here programs to confront destructive habits and be- are some of the many haviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, reader responses to this 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For common complaint: • Take a white or more information, call (937) 548-9006. light-colored extension • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying plug the dark apcord, Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First pliance cord into the exUnited Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. tension cord and run the Saturday Morning light-colored cord to the • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, electrical outlet. — E.A. in Russia, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Smith from Missouri • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, • At home-improvein Fort Loramie, 10:30 a.m. to noon.Saturday Af- ment stores, they have ternoon covers in different sizes • A support group for survivors of sexual abuse made just for hiding meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Troy- cords and cables. — Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For Carol D. from Florida information, call (937) 295-3912 or (937) 272-0308. • Take the lamp (or Saturday Evening other appliance) to an • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- electrician and have the mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy cord replaced. — Jim G. Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are from Louisiana welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. So creative and help• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday ful. My friends at UnderNight Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran writers Laboratories Church, 120 W. Water St. (www. said the above hints meet their Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, standards and are conNever Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian sidered safe solutions to hiding unsightly cords. Church, 320 E. Russell Road. HINT: Don’t bunch • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets in Piqua for movies and supper. Call (419) 678-8691 for infor- electrical cords, because it can cause internal mation. damage to the wiring Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s and is a fire hazard. HidHighmarks. For more information on activities or ing electrical cords can becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 492- make your house more appealing. Just make 0823. • The New Knoxville Community Library will sure to do it in a safe hold story time from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 3, 4 way. — Heloise and 5. Stories, songs and more. REFRIGERATOR Monday Evening ART • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. at CJs HighDear Heloise: Like Marks. For information, contact Starr Gephart at 295- many moms and grand2323.• Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the mothers, I have a wonMoose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and derful collection of Russell Road. “refrigerator art.” • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, I solved the display group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. problem by scanning the Russell Road. artwork and displaying • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for it in my digital camera anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at frame. 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Hand-drawn cards, Bellefontaine. artwork, sports and aca• Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. demic letters and even Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are some flat fiber art items welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at can be displayed and en492-7075. joyed this way. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 It adds to the feeling p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, of family and history to New Bremen. see the artwork interTuesday Morning spersed with family pho• The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will tos. — Dennise R., hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children Springfield, Mo. 3, 4 and 5.

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CELINA — The Auglaize/Mercer Women in Business Networking Association has scheduled the Women’s Power Conference at the Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina March 31. Titled “Enlighten, Empower, Encourage,” the event will offer sessions on how to advance a career; boost a salary, find more joy in work; discover the secrets to balancing career and life; and leadership skills. The cost is $109. A meet-and-greet will be March 30 at 7 p.m. at



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TODAY • Dayton Ballet’s “The Spring Series,” at Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton today through Sunday, will feature four ballets in one performance: “Violin Concerto” performed to Max Bruch’s “Violin Concertos No. 2 and No.3”; “Parádeigma”; “Interlude,” performed to Dmitri Shostakovitch’s “Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 102,” and “Hot Riffs and Blue Notes,” performed to music by The Pointer Sisters. Performances today through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. For tickets, visit or call (937) 228-3630. • Famous Old Time Music, 20322 U.S. 33, Wapakoneta, offers Bluegrass Cafe at 7 p.m. Admission: $5. (419) 568-1220. FRIDAY • The Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County hosts a St. Patrick’s Day dance, open to the public, at the center, 304 S. West Ave., from 7 to 10 p.m. Bill Corfield provides the music. $5 for center members, $7 for nonmembers. • Victoria Theatre Association presents Town Hall Theatre’s “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” tonight at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Mathile Theatre of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under at (888) 228-3630 or online at Recommended for children 4 and older. • “Through the Lens,” a photo exhibition of agriculture in Mercer County opens today at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Center in Celina. It runs through Sunday. Hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission charge. For information, call (877) 775-7642. • River City Blues Festival opens today and runs through Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. Presented by the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society, the festival features national and regional acts. Tickets: $15-$70. For information, visit • Dayton Theatre Guild presents “Going to St. Ives” today through April 1 at its theater, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton. Tickets: $10-$17 at w w w. d a y t o n t h e -

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GO or (937) 278-5993. • Lock One Community Arts presents “The Complete World of Sports Abridged” at 7:30 p.m. at the James F. Dicke Auditorium in Bremen High New School. Tickets: $12-$20. (419) 733-0252. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts a Honk! Party, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Crescent Players from 7 to 8 p.m. SATURDAY • The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society hosts a bird-watching field trip leaving from the Eastgate parking lot in Lima at 10 a.m. and the Upland Reservoir at 11 a.m. and going to Kildeer Plains Wildlife Area. The trip is free and open to the public. For information, call (419) 222-3271. • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a night hike, “Who’s Awake?” at 8 p.m. Explore the night woods in search of nocturnal critters. Dress for the weather. Then, enjoy the public stargaze beginning at 9 p.m. Stillwater Stargazers will have telescopes set up for the public to use. Free and open to the public. (937) 698-6493. • Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God, 2745 State Route 29 N., hosts two events: a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. featuring Belgian waffles, sausage, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy. $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-13, free for children under 6; and an auction beginning at 5 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available to purchase. Call 489-3650 for information. • The Northwest Ohio Storytellers Guild hosts Lilly Marge at Famous Old Time Music, 20322 U.S. 33, Wapakoneta, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (419) 568-1220. The venue follows her with Dulci-Jam from 1 to 3:30 p.m., a free jam session for players of dulcimers, autoharps and other folk instruments. • The National Museum of the U.S. Air force, 1100 Spaatz St., Fairborn, hosts Family Day: Kite Mania from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Build and fly your own kite. Free. (937) 255-3286. • Team H.O.P.E. of Relay for Life sponsors a spaghetti dinner, raffle and silent auction at the Sidney Elks, 221 S. Main St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. A cash bar will be

open. $6 per person. • The winter market will be open at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to vendors, the market will include breakfast and lunch, offered for a small fee by the Joe Ward Relay for Life Team. SUNDAY • The Spring Concert of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings, conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Hofeldt, will take place at 3 p.m. at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church. Admission is free. • View from the Vista at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, from 2 to 4 p.m. gives birdwatchers the opportunity to participate in a bird counting project of Cornell University. Admission fee. (937) 6986493. MONDAY • Today is the deadline to register for the Brukner Nature Center Home School Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. The theme of the meeting will be “Discovering Ohio Wildlife.” $2.50 for center members, $5 for nonmembers. (937) 698-6493. • The New Bremen Public Library offers a young adult craft session from 4 to 5 p.m. Make a there’s-an-app-for-that magnet. TUESDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a spring equinox concert featuring music by Rum River Blend, a traditional bluegrass band, at the center at 7 p.m. $5 for center members, $10 for nonmembers, includes refreshments. • The nature gallery at Brukner Nature Center in Troy opens an exhibit of the photography of Nina Harfmann. The exhibit runs through June 17. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers afterschool crafts and stories for children in grades kindergarten through second at 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY • The WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, will host speaker Lester Garber at 7 p.m. His presentation is called “The Wright Brothers Make a Lucky Mistake!” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (937) 335-9226 or e-mail L C D i r @ wa c o a i r m

Get dirty in Troy for MS TROY — The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Ohio Valley Chapter will bring Muckruckus MS to Fulton Farms in Troy June 30. The two-day, outdoor event will feature a 10K challenge course oozing with water, mud, and muck. Teams will slosh, slip, and slide through more than 20 obstacles, all to raise money in support of multiple sclerosis research. “Muckruckus MS is the only event of its kind to raise funds solely for a good cause,” said Kim Deaton, president of the MS Ohio Valley Chapter. “Participants from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Indiana, and Kentucky will gather to get dirty while helping those living

with MS.” Individuals can register as a team, participant, or volunteer by going to The registration fee is $50 with a $100 fundraising minimum. Individuals who aren’t interested in getting dirty for the cause but still want to lend a hand are challenged to raise as much money as possible to support the 6,000 people living with MS in the Ohio Valley area and fund critical MS research around the world. To learn more about Muckruckus and the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, visit Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and

it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are ongoing. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

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Theater to ENGAGEMENT present Couple to ‘Spelling HILLIARD — Laura Canafax and David WalBee’ ters, both of Hilliard, VERSAILLES — The Versailles Towne & Country Players will present the adult musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” March 2931 in the Rivera Room at the Stillwater Golf Course near Webster. The musical is a comedy with adults playing six young students vying for the title in the local spelling bee. Four volunteer spellers will be chosen each night from the audience to participate in the show. Thursday and Friday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with cash bar available. Tickets are $12.00. The Saturday performance is a dinner theater. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the show will follow. The meal will be marinated chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, tossed salad and dessert. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $22. For reserve seating, call Kim Borchers at (937) 526- 5590.

have announced their engagement and plans to marry July 14, 2012, in the Hilliard Church of Christ. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cheryl and Jeff Schafer, of Russia, and Everett Canafax, of Ewing, Ky. She graduated from Russia High School in 2005 and from Otterbein University in 2009. She is employed by the South Western City Schools as an eighthgrade teacher. Her fiance is the son of Richard and Michele Walters, of Circleville.



Canafax/Walters He is a 2005 graduate of Circleville High School and a 2010 graduate of Ohio Northern University. He is employed by Battelle Memorial Institute as a mechanical engineer.


SEGER FORT LORAMIE — Robin and Kevin Seger, of Fort Loramie, announce the birth of a daughter, Dakayla Ann Seger, Feb. 22, 2012, at 7:03 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Brad and Joyce Keiser, of Houston. Her paternal grandparents are John and Barb Seger, of Fort Loramie. Her great-grandparents are Marvin and Wanda Keiser, of North Star, and Bill and Dorothy Brussell, of Minster. Her mother is the former Robin Keiser, of Houston.

Cubs run Pinewood Derby Cub Scout Pack 97, Shelby County’s newest pack, held it’s first Pinewood Derby March 1 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Sidney. Seventeen scouts entered cars they had made with their adult partners. More than 85 people were in attendance at the derby. Judges were the Rev. Dr. McCann, Bob Bob Spillers and Fred Santo. Nathaniel Osborne won the prize for best design. Cedric Johnson won for

best paint job. Scouts r a c e d through triple elimination heats and at the end of the race, w h i c h came down Johnson to the wire, Johnson won first place, Devan Wiford won second place, and Donovan Purcell won third place. Johnson is the son of Jen Molitor. Wiford is the son



of Rod and Dawn Wiford. Purcell is the son of Ted and Cyndi Fischer. Osborne is the son of Brittany Strunk. All are from Sidney.

New venue for woodcarvers show TROY — The Bruckner Society of Nature Carvers has announced that it is moving its annual show and sale from Brukner Nature Center to a larger venue at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County

Road 25A. The show, which benefits the nature center, will accommodate more exhibitors and is open to flat art artists, sculptors, wood turning, and intarsia, as well as wood carvers.

TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., will present a chamber concert performance by Burning River Trio and the Whitewater Quintet at 7:30 p.m. March 27. The concert is free and open to the public. The Burning River Winds, formed in 2006 by oboist Katherine deGruchy and bassoonist John deGruchy, have performed extensively throughout southwest Ohio. They play a variety of chamber music including works by Poulenc, Francaix, Head, Jacobs and Ibert, among others. Dr. Randall S. Paul, Music Department chairman at Wright State University, is coordinator of the Chamber Concert Series.

The dates are May 19 and 20. The fairgrounds are at 650 N. County Road 25A. Information and applications are available at or contact Bruce Henn at (937) 667-8590.


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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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The board of trustees of the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County at its March meeting learned that classes will be added to the roster at the center and donors have made possible the refurbishment of two pool tables. The membership report for 2011 showed the total participation for the year was 31,681 and the average daily attendance was 129. February had 53 volunteers donate 577 hours. There were 1,112 paid members, 35 new members and one death. Duplicated participation was 3,527; unduplicated participation was 710 and average daily participation was 129. The trustees were reminded of the March and April activities: • Blood drive March 15. • St. Patrick’s Day Dance March 16. • Smorgasbord March 31. • Card party April 25.

HILDA SIEGEL (center) celebrates a late Christmas with her family Sunday at the Versailles Health Care Center. Also enjoying the surprise party are (from left) Carter Siegel, Santa Claus, Mason Johnson and Eric Pepple. All are from the Fort Loramie area.

Christmas surprise for local grandma — VERSAILLES Music was playing, the trees were lit and Santa was busy preparing for his grand entrance. The residents and employees were buzzing Sunday morning, while the employees of the Versailles Health Care Center were decorating for a family Christmas party. Everyone who passed the main dining room asked, “Why are there Christmas trees and decorations out in the month of March?” There was a simple answer: a family needed to have a Christmas party with their mom and the Versailles Health Care Center was happy to assist. Hilda Siegel had mentioned on several occasions that she had been in the hospital during

Christmas and did not have the chance to celebrate the holidays with her family. It was apparent that Christmas with family is very important to her and she desperately missed this time together. Staff at the center thought it would be fun to throw a Christmas party for Siegel while she is there recovering after a hospitalization. The family was excited to have this party for their mom and then the planning started. The hardest part was keeping it a secret. Siegel was definitely surprised. Her family wrapped gifts, prepared special dishes and dressed in festive clothing for their special Christmas party.

Nearly 40 family members gathered to celebrate Christmas. Santa and Siegel handed out presents to all of the family members, young and old. It was evident that it didn’t matter to the Siegel family that it was March, or that it was 60 degrees outside. The party was about a family’s spending special time together and enjoying each other’s company. Kristy Earick, CEO of the Versailles Health Care Center, stated, “We are so fortunate to have involved family members in our community who are supportive of their family. This is a very special family who did a great thing today for their mom.”

America’s nursing homes. Ohio’s ombudsman’s office has long ennursing couraged facilities to participate in Advancing Excellence, and the Ohio General Assembly recently acknowledged the value of the campaign by making participation in it one of 20 potential steps a facility can take to receive its full Medicaid funding reimbursement. These quality incentives steps, of which facilities must achieve at least five to receive their full reimbursement for residents on Medicaid, are based on proven practices of person-centered care. “Ohio is a national leader in culture change that ensures that our aging citizens have access to an array of highquality, person-centered long-term supports and services,” said Bonnie Kantor-Burman, director of the Department of Aging. “Beverley Laubert works daily to solidify Ohio’s leadership and, as vice-chair of Advancing Excellence, she will leverage additional resources to help us achieve our ultimate goal of being on the leading edge of innovation and responsiveness to the growing and changing older population.” Laubert has been the state long-term care ombudsman since 1994. Her office includes 12 regional ombudsman programs, 80 staff members and up to 550 volunteers.

Tips for families of Alzheimer’s patients DAYTON — The federal government recently launched the new National Alzheimer’s Plan to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Part of that plan is to find ways for struggling families to better cope with the disease, today. Senior Helpers and a dementia care expert are helping make the government’s goal a reality with a program they created to help caregivers and families better communicate with those with dementia. The new program is called Senior Gems. It’s a step-by-step guide that teaches hands-on care providers and families how to care for loved ones through each stage of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned dementia care expert, has listed quick dos and don’ts of working with people who have dementia: • Offer supportive, not confrontational communication. • Emphasize what you want to have happen, not who’s the boss or who’s right.

• Recognize the value of mistakes or “Uh ohs” and turn them into new strategies and “Ah has!” • Provide short, simple information rather than asking questions you do not want to hear the answer to. • Offer concrete and clear options or choices rather than wide open requests that require both word-finding and decision-making to answer. She also listed dos and don’ts of working with Alzheimer’s patients: Most seniors with Alzheimer’s can perform a task once they get started, but they may have trouble initiating or switching tasks. Their abilities fluctuate from day to day, day to night, person to person, and minute to minute. This makes it hard to exactly predict what they will or will not be able to do. It means caregivers need to be flexible and supportive rather than pointing out the errors and getting frustrated with the changing abilities. • If an Alzheimer’s patient forgets about a

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her side. • Alzheimer’s patients can’t remember new information but old memories are still intact. Don’t tell your mother with Alzheimer’s to meet you at Macy’s at the mall if it has moved to a new location. She will go to where Macy’s used to be because she can’t remember the new information that Macy’s has moved. She may even drive around for hours trying to find Macy’s in the old location. Do take your mother to the mall or hire a caregiver to take her. If you take her there, she can’t get lost.

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doctor’s appointment, don’t say, “How could you forget? I told you three times!” This is frustrating for the senior to hear and puts him on the defensive. Remember, caregiving is not about being right. Do say, “I am sorry we didn’t get things worked out ahead of time for that appointment. (pause) I thought I had said something about it, but I may not have. I will have to try to do a better job of making sure that happens, next time.” This helps break the communication barrier and helps the senior feel that you are on his or


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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition Conference, “Creating Home through Choice and Purpose,” held March 8 in Columbus, informed and encouraged more than 600 professionals in aging that are eager to change the culture of their industry. Nationally recognized speakers shared their expertise on how to create “home” in long-term care settings focused on person-centered values of choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living. speakers Keynote Bonnie Kantor-Burman and Megan Hannan inspired a renewed vitality and dedication for creating a long-term care environment where everybody feels at home. Hannan, the executive leader of Action Pact, has provided insight and support around culture change for more than 25 years. Kantor-Burman, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, is helping to lead the state’s effort to transform long-term care for its citizens while advocating for innovative person-centered approaches that emphasize quality. “Person-centered care is a relationship-based approach to care that honors and respects the voice of elders and those working closest with them,” said Kantor-Burman. “It involves a continuing process of listening, trying new things, seeing how they work, and changing practices in an effort to individualize and de-institutionalize care in any setting.” The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition, coordinated by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, works to influence and support transformational culture change in the long-term care environments where all individuals can experience meaning and purpose. To learn more, visit

COLUMBUS — Beverley L. Laubert, state long-term care ombudsman and head of the Ohio Department of Aging’s Elder Rights Division, has been elected vice chairwoman of the national Advancing Excellence in Long-term Care Collaborative. The collaborative assists all stakeholders of long-term supports and services to achieve the highest level of physical, mental and social wellbeing for individuals receiving long-term care services. Her appointment strengthens the tools available to the state to promote true culture change in Ohio’s nursing homes and provide incentive for facilities to adopt person-centered care practices. “I am honored to play a leadership role in a national initiative that has had a major impact on how states and individual providers serve our most vulnerable citizens,” said Laubert. “Through the collaborative’s initiatives, we are seeing real and meaningful quality improvement in nursing homes, not just in Ohio but throughout the country.” The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is a major initiative of the collaborative that helps nursing homes achieve excellence in the quality of care and quality of life for the more than 1.5 million residents of


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Ohio’s population aging: Over-65s increase by almost 8 percent

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Mardi Gras at Dorothy Love The Ragtime Strutters, a Dixieland jazz band, entertained a large audience at Dorothy Love Retirement Community Saturday during the center’s Mardi Gras party. The event was open to the public, and residents and visitors enjoyed a taste of the Big Easy without having to travel to New Orleans. Following the concert, the audience and the performers sampled Louisianastyle desserts.

Nominations open for Outstanding Senior The Area Agency on Aging, PSA2 is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards. These awards will be presented by the agency as part of the 2012 Senior Citizens Day program in each county. One award will be presented in each of the following counties: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby. Individuals and organizations involved with seniors may submit nominations to the agency for selection by the respective County Council/Coalition on Aging.

Nomination forms are available in the current events scroll at the bottom of the homepage at the website, Guidelines are as follows: • Individual must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of the county for which the award is being presented. • Nominee must have been a legal resident of Ohio for the past five years or longer. • Major emphasis should be placed on contributions to the community made by the individual after reaching age 60. However, prior contributions may

be considered. • Service in any field of endeavor should be considered; e.g., education, radio, television, business, medicine, art, music, journalism, religion, athletics, politics, volunteer service. • A husband and wife may receive the award jointly when both have been involved in service and various community endeavors. • No individual or couple will be eligible who has previously received this award. All nominations must be received at the Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 by March 30. For information, call (800) 258-7277 or email

CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio’s population growth has been nearly flat, the number of residents 65 and older has increased at a rate of nearly 8 percent, underscoring the growing need for senior services. A study released Wednesday by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University found that Ohio’s 65-and-older population is 14.3 percent of its 11.4 million people, after growing 7.6 percent in the decade ending 2010. That’s up 1 percent from a decade earlier, and the state’s median age increased from 36 to 38. Nationally, 13 percent

of the population is 65 and older. The Gerontology Center study is based on analysis of U.S. Census and Ohio demographic reports. The Ohio Department of Aging’s director, Bonnie Kantor-Burman, said in a statement that the report shows “we must make bold, sweeping changes now to prepare to serve our growing and changing population.” The aging of the Baby Boomer generation and longer life spans help contribute to the rising 65-and-older population. The report shows Ohio counties are using senior services levies to help provide in-home help aimed at enabling older

residents to age in their own homes. Delaware County, near Columbus, had an 83 percent increase in the number of people at least 65 years older from 2000 to 2010, the report states. Shelby County had an 8.8 percent increase during that decade. Auglaize County’s increase was 5.5 percent. Darke County’s increase was 9.8 percent. Many counties in the mostly rural Appalachian region also have higher-thannational older populations, with out-migration by younger people causing the percentage to rise.

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What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Friday, March 16, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a pleasant, fun-loving day, when you might find that you are attracted to a boss or someone richer, older or wiser. This could be a distant admiration or a crush, or it could be the beginning of something! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Travel for pleasure will please you today. In fact, you’ll enjoy seeing beautiful places, parks, boutiques, museums and galleries. Handicrafts from other cultures will fascinate you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romance is very sweet and affectionate today. Not only are people friendly to you, they will be inclined to lend you money! (It’s a good day to ask for a loan or a mortgage.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Relations with others, especially partners and close friends, are warm and friendly today. Enjoy schmoozing. Make plans to socialize today. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a pleasant day at work. Someone might ask for your creative input on furniture arrangement, landscaping, design, layout or whatever. Don’t hesitate to respond. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A fun day! You’re in the mood to party. Enjoy movies, the theater and sports events. Romance and love affairs can flourish. (Flirt a little.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a perfect day to entertain at home. Stock the fridge with food and drink, and invite family and friends over. This is also a good day to shop for your home or make real-estate deals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

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You might discover just how much love there is in your daily surroundings today (corny but true). Relations with siblings are warm. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. You’ll also enjoy shopping for something that is beautiful yet longlasting and practical. (Always fun to buy.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a lovely day for you, because the Moon is in your sign, making a beautiful aspect with fair Venus. You feel diplomatic and charming toward everyone! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will delight you today. Give yourself a chance to be alone, even if just to do a crossword or read a magazine. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Meetings, casual gettogethers and formal conferences all will be

pleasant experiences for you today. People are glad to see you and are willing to hear what you have to say. YOU BORN TODAY Few are as imaginative as you! You are light years ahead of everyone. And yet, you are surprisingly down to earth and practical. You are confident but always very reasonable. (You’re not petty.) You even appear to be sensible and balanced. You like to be active and involved in the world around you. Expect a wonderfully social year ahead that blesses relationships. Birthdate of: Victor Garber, actor; Lauren Graham, actress; Jerry Lewis, actor/producer/director.

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SIDNEY POLICE Chief Kevin Gessler (left) and Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart talk about a new grant for local high school seniors.

County seniors can win new grant BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER Shelby County seniors will have a chance to win a new grant this year thanks to the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office and Sidney Police Department. Sheriff John Lenhart and Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler announced that a new grant will be available with funds from the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Education and Enforcement Fund. The $5,750 in funding was received through the courts and payable to the sheriff ’s office and police department as DUI offenders pay their court fines and vehicle immobilization fees. According to Gessler, the idea for the grant initially came from Lenhart. “Both of us want to educate students,” said Gessler. “This is another method to motivate students.” Money from the fund must be used for education purposes and it has traditionally been used for afterprom parties but Lenhart that it could have a bigger impact through a grant. “We thought it was the right thing to do,” said Lenhart. “It’s local money and we’re giving it back for a positive thing.”

A $500 grant will be awarded to each of the 10 schools in the county including Lehman and Sidney Christian. High school seniors that will be attending college or trade school after high school will be eligible. Seniors will write a 600 word essay on the prevention, enforcement and personal experience of alcohol and its abuse/use. Three judges will evaluate each schools submissions. There will be a set of judges for each school as each school will appoint a school representative as a judge, their local police chief will be the second judge and the third judge will be a sheriff ’s deputy. Sidney High School, Lehman High School and Sidney Christian School will have a local school representative, a Sidney police officer, and a sheriff ’s deputy as their judges. The winner of each school with then compete for first and second place grant award with first place receiving an additional $500 and second place receiving an additional $250. These first and second place winners will be funded by the Sidney Police Department. This additional first and second place grant awards will be judged by Gessler, Lenhart and Shelby County Superintendent of Schools Heather Neer. Schools must have their essays completed and judged by April 6.

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cluding mobile feeding and bulk distribution of supplies (rakes, trash bags, work gloves, water etc.). Trained caseworkers are on-site to work with individuals and families to begin their recovery process. Mental Health and Health Services volunteers are currently in the field assisting as needed. If someone would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes and floods, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling (800) RED CROSS (800733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 doContributions nation. may also be sent to their local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. More tornado safety information is available on the Preparedness Section of the Red Cross website.

Academia team posts 16-1 record The Sidney High School Academic team recently completed the GWOC portion of their season posting a 16-1 record. Defeating Springboro and losing only to Northmont during the first week of matches, the Sidney team of Jon Bowers, Ben Winks, Ryan Gates and Alex Beigel, all seniors at SHS, won their

next 15 straight matches. Sidney finished second overall to undefeated Northmont. The JV team of Neal Dev, John Trygstad, Julianne Daltorio and Frank Enyart finished the year at 14-1-1. The Yellow Jacket team is 44-5 over the last three seasons. Jon Bowers and Ben Winks earned first team all GWOC. This was Bow-

ers third consecutive year with first team honors. Gates earned second team and Beigel earned special mention. Academia Adviser Brett Bickel garnered GWOC North Coach of the Year honors. Sidney will compete in the Ohio Academic Competition (OAC) regional competition on April 21 to try and earn a state OAC berth.

LET THOSE HEAR WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR What should be the first priority in the life of every person? The answer is having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Nothing is more important. As the deadline draws closer for the opportunity to choose this relationship, it is important to call attention to what should be the first priority in the life of every person. Each of us makes the individual decision as to whether we will be saved for eternity. We must repent of our sins (everyone has sinned) and confess belief in Jesus Christ as our one and only Savior. God has commanded everyone to repent, and Jesus taught that unless we repent, we will perish. After repentance, Jesus Christ and obedience to the Bible must have first place in our lives. Nothing must be more important than God. We are not saved by good works. We are saved by faith through grace, but we are rewarded for good works. No one goes to the Father except through Christ, who died for our sins. After we have repented and confessed belief in Christ, we must get rid of all sin in our lives and work for the Kingdom of God. Baptism by immersion is a witness before God that you have entered into a covenant with him to serve Him and keep his commandments to the end. He that endures unto the end shall be saved. If you are saved, you will know it, because they Holy Spirit will witness to your spirit. Not everyone who thinks they are saved, will be saved. The saved will be in the minority. Some will turn back and depart from the faith. And not everyone who is saved will have the same position in the eternal Kingdom. God requires perfection, as is plainly taught in the Bible. A remnant, the overcomers, will live closest to God for eternity. Many years ago the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “The people think they are good enough already, but they are not.” It is still true. “The people” refers to professing Christians. Just attending church for a lifetime does not necessarily insure salvation. The Bible tells us to examine ourselves and correct everything that does not agree with the Bible. Sins are not forgiven until they are forsaken. A fundamental problem is that there is not enough true understanding of the gospel. Bible study is essential. Individual interpretations are worthless unless they agree with the Bible. A true salvation requires perfect truth. We are living in a very strategic time. No one will be safe who has not confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Both heaven and hell are equally real. All of us will go one place or the other. I am in agreement with God that I am not willing that any should perish; however, we know that the majority will perish. I urge all of us to examine ourselves. Conversion is not complete until commitment is total. ~ Dorothy Foster References: Romans 3:23, 6:23; Romans 2:38; Acts 2:21; Luke 13:3; John 14:15; Exodus 20:3; I John 5:2-3; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 14:6; I Corinthians 15:3-4; John 5:14; John 8:11; Matthew 6:33: Matthew 10:22; Romans 8:16; Matthew 7:13-14; I Timothy 4:1; Matthew 5:48; I Corinthians 11:28, 31; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Proverbs 28:13; 2 Peter 3:9.


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TROY — The American Red Cross has launched a large relief operation across 11 states to help people affected by last week’s devastating tornado outbreak in the South and Midwest. Weather experts reported as many as 95 confirmed tornadoes touched down, destroying communities from the Great Lakes to the Southeast. “The Northern Miami Valley Chapter, which includes Shelby County, has deployed nine volunteers to affected areas in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana,” said R. Scott Miller, executive director, Northern Miami Valley Chapter “They will be working from the Disaster Operation Center (DOC) in Cincinnati to make sure people have a safe place to stay, a warm meal and a shoulder to lean on as they continue to clean up their neighborhoods. The Red Cross is also working closely with government and


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City posts new weed Council consents to ordinance online road improvements The city of Sidney’s Code Enforcement office has placed the new weed ordinance on the city’s website: www.sidQuestions may be addressed to the enforcement office via email to or by calling 498-8133. Following is a summary of the ordinance: • Mowing season: March 1 through Dec. 31 • Violations: Grass over 12 inches, noxious weeds, or untended, rank and unmanaged growth of vegetation • Notification to owner/occupant of existing violations: Place notice on property with a yard sign and/or notice taped to window, and mail written notice via

Traffic safety group to meet Tuesday The Governor’s Community Traffic Safety Network of Shelby County will meet Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Sidney Fire Department’s training room, 222 W. Poplar St. The Sidney Police Department will host the meeting. Traffic statistics for the city of Sidney, Shelby County and the Piqua Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol will be reviewed and the city, county and Ohio Department of Transportation will review construction projects. Discussion items will include texting/cell phone legislation, a mock crash scheduled for April 11 and a June program host. City of Sidney GIS Technician Ginger Gehret will present a geographical perspective of accident data during the meeting. The network’s next meeting is scheduled June 19.

Contracts approved Job and Family Services director Tom Bey attended Tuesday morning’s Shelby County Commissioners meeting to obtain approval of Child Placement contracts. Three of the four contracts were for amended amounts. Innovated Family Support was increased from $10,000 to $20,000 and Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth from $35,000 to $95,000. A Hittle House contract was increased from $85,000 to $170,000 with commissioners’ approval. A new contract with Eastway-Northcutt Residential was approved for $27,500 and a J.P. Management Group contract for temporary Job & Family Services staffing was increased from $24,000 to $37,300.

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regular mail. • Compliance time: Violations must be corrected within seven days • Failure to comply within seven days: City’s contractor will correct violation. Owners will be assessed an hourly rate plus the following fee: first violation = $50; second violation = $75; third+ violation = $100 Vacant lot policies: • Residential zoned lots must be entirely maintained. • Commercial/industrial lots adjacent to two or more residential-use lots must be entirely maintained. • Commercial/industrial lots adjacent to less than two residential-use lots must be mowed twice per year, once between May 1 and July 31, and once between

Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, in addition to maintaining 25 feet from each edge of pavement at all times. • Waiver Application: An owner may request a waiver from the Code Enforcement Department or by visiting the city’s web page, concerning the maintenance of the 12-inch grass height in cases such as, but not limited to, steep terrain, wetlands, wooded areas, and undeveloped lots. Waivers may be granted in cases where strict application would result in an undue hardship or practical difficulty. Waivers will not be accepted on the grounds of convenience or profit, and under no circumstance would the city waive the requirements to remove noxious weeds.

Board discusses dam progress DAYTON — Progress of the Lockington Dam Safety Initiative was discussed during the February meeting of the Miami Conservancy District’s Board of Appraisers in Dayton. The conservancy district in 2010 awarded a $3.691 million contract to grout the dam’s foundation against seepage to Environmental Barrier LLC of Monroeville, Pa. Operating under the trade name Geo-Con MHW Americas Inc., MWH designed the

project and prepared plans and specifications. Appraisers were informed during the meeting Geo-Con completed drilling and grouting in November and final site restoration in December 2011. The conservancy district is currently working with the contractor to receive final as-built drawings and the final contract documents. It is also working with MWH on the final project report.

estimates received range from $37,790 to $41,230. The village will keep the 2005 cruiser in service to be used by auxiliary officers. A third resolution, also adopted as an emergency measure, authorized Metz to enter into a contract with Sawvel and Associates Inc. of Findlay for an electric cost and rate study at a cost not to exceed $14,400. The study will project revenue requirements and the cost of providing service to each rate class. Also adopted as emergency legislation was a resolution establishing places of posting in lieu of publishing ordinances, resolutions, proclamations and notices. Posting locations will be the village utility office, 122 E. Pike St.; U.S. Bank, 201 E. Pike St.; Jackson Center Branch library, 205 Linden St.; Allenbaugh Insurance

Agency, 105 E. Pike St.; and Peoples Federal Saving & Loan Association, 115 E. Pike St. Mayor Scott Klopfenstein read and presented a proclamation designating the March as American Red Cross Month in the village. Larry Wahrer of the fiscal committee reported revenue for 2011 exceeded expenditures by $300,000 and during January 2012 revenue exceeded expenditures by $36,000. Income tax increased receipts $17,000 over January 2011. Police Chief Joe Cotterman reported an additional security camera has been installed at the intersection of Davis and Linden streets at the school. The meeting included an executive session to discuss the sale or purchase of real estate. No action was taken prior to adjournment.

Board candidates named for Pioneer Electric Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. will stage its 76th annual members meeting March 24 at Edison Community College. Participants will hear reports from officers and management, elect trustees for Shelby, Miami and Champaign counties, register for Pioneer bill credits and enjoy refreshments.

Candidates to fill four trustee vacancies on the Shelby County board’s geographical areas are: Area 9 — Roger Bertke, of Fort Loramie, and David E. Osterloh, of Maria Stein. Area 10 — Theodore Bruns, of Russia, and John A. Geise, of Sidney. Area 11 — Thomas A. Kremer, of Anna, and Thomas E. Wooley, of

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Anna students advance Botkins grad in Science Olympiad BY KATHY LEESE ANNA — Anna Middle School students have earned the opportunity to participate in the state Science Olympiad in Columbus in April after competing in regional competition in Lima earlier this month. The students, coached by Jeff Maurer, compete individually or in groups in a series of 23 events that test their knowledge of science skills, processes and applications in science applications, including biology, chemistry, physics, tech-

nology, earth science and mathematics. Among the students who earned first-place medals at the regional competition were Anthony Edelman and Brad Axe, “Meteorology” and Nathan Osborne and Nathan Poeppelman, “Microbe Mission”. Earning third-place medals were Jonathan Berning and Anthony Edelman, “Rocks and Minerals,” and Tylee Mckee and Korash Assani, “Tower Building.” Other team members participating in the competition were Jon Berning, Kody Denny,

Whitney King and Mary Buehler, ninth grade; Damien Connelley, Tyler Mckee, Robert Ehemann, Alex Krauss, Ryan Bertke and Korash Assani, eighth grade; Nathan Osborne, Brad Axe, Anthony Edelmann, Owen Michael and Poeppelman, Nathan seventh grade; Carly Becker, Rebekah Emerson, Stephanie Esser, Matthew Skorupski, Donnie Goguen and Logan Cathcart, sixth grade. The team will compete in the state finals at the Ohio State University in Columbus on

Students recognized ANNA — The following Anna Middle School students have been selected as Students of the Month for February. Students are recognized if they have met one or more of the following criteria: they have performed at a consistently high rate for the month; they have made an impressive turnaround this month from being in academic

trouble to performing well consistently; they have performed extra service to the teacher, which warrants recognition; and the student deserves the recognition based upon the teacher’s opinion. The students who were selected are Nikki Stoll, Ally Bertke, Nichole Blackford, Zane Kirsten Briggs, Brunswick, Kacey

Pulfer, Allison Cisco, Alex Rose, Trevor Grieves, Andrew ShoeZach Noll, maker, Cheyenne Copeland, Alyssa Benavente, Derek Elliott, Anthony Edelmann, Briana Fanaff, Kyle Wuebker, Robert Ehemann, Becca Berning, Joey Berning, Chelsea Kerns, Matthew Poeppelman, Steve Ellis and Elizabeth Landis.

April 28. There will be 40 junior and senior high school teams competing in the event. The winners in each division will compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., on May 18-19. The competition is sponsored by the Ohio State University. The Ohio Science Olympiad is an academic, interscholastic competition designed to increase student interest in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to improve the quality of science education. The program has grown from 23 teams in the state competition in 1985 to 272 teams that competed in eight regional competitions this year. Nationally, more than 350,000 students are involved in the Science Olympiad programs.

crowned beef queen

BOTKINS — A Botkins High School graduate will be promoting the work of area livestock producers and the benefits of beef for the next year as she was recently crowned the 2012 Auglaize County Beef Queen. Jamie Baumer, of Botkins, is currently attending the University of Findlay. She competed against the 2011 Auglaize County Beef Princess Stephanie Albers and LeeAnn Bertke. Albers currently attends Minster High School and is planning on attending the University of Kentucky. Bertke is a students at St. Marys High School. Baumer is studying animal sciences and also is a member of the showing team at the University of Findlay. Baumer

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JAMIE BAUMER, of Botkins was recently crowned the 2012 Auglaize County Beef Queen. is the daughter of Rita and Tom Baumer.

Student chosen to attend youth summit on environment

ANNA — Jenise Berning, a freshman occupational therapy major, recently performed in The University of Findlay’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops concert “Dancing with the Stars.” Berning, a 2011 graduate of Anna High School, is the daughter of Alison and Steve Berning, 12666 Luthman Road, Minster. At UF, Berning is active in concert band. The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of nearly 3,700 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is noted for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 60 majors and 10 graduate and professional degrees. For more information, visit or call (800) 472-9502.


the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus. The Summit encourages and inspires young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this industry. The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24-29.


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Harding University ANNA — Senior Ellen Whittington, of Anna, is among nearly 1,200 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2011 semester. Harding University is located in Searcy, Ark. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must

be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average and no incompletes. With more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.

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terest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation’s leading youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on


A Sidney High School student has been chosen to represent Ohio at the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Kaitlin Whitt, of Botkins, is one of 250 individuals chosen as National Youth delegates to attend the conference. The students have been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of students from all across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation.They were chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated in-

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colts, Manning part ways

BY AUSTIN ELMORE After 14 years of terrific football in Indianapolis, Pey- $90 million contract. However, he also had 3 neck surgerton Manning and the Colts are moving on. This is a move ies and he couldn't speak to the Colts training staff because that many people saw coming from a mile away. Manning of the lockout. Peyton did not recover in time and never is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play played a down in the 2011 season. With no Manning, the in the NFL. During his tenure in Indianapolis, Manning Colts went 2-14 and head coach Jim Caldwell was fired, threw for 54,828 yards, 399 Touchdowns, and a 94.9 QB along with GM Bill Polian. Indianapolis received the #1 overall draft pick berating. His years in Indianapolis are undoubtedly the best cause of their poor record. With Stanford QB Andrew Luck years in the history of the Colts. After the 2010 season, Manning signed a 5 year, on the board, Colts owner Jim Irsay, and Peyton Manning decided to part ways. Manning was very emotional in his press conference, as was Irsay. The Colts are officially in rebuilding mode, along with Peyton, who is beginning the search for a new team. Many speculate that Manning will end up in Miami, a team that has everything needed for a winning team, except a big time quarterback. It will definitely be an interesting draft and free agency period in the NFL BY TIARA JEAN BRANSCUM this offseason.


I Believe

I believe that the one that hurts you the most, is the one that makes you the strongest; I believe that your dearest lost ones, are the ones looking down at you watching and helping; I believe that the mistakes you've made, are your soon-to-be lessons; I believe that life is only short, if you don't live it to the fullest; I believe that everybody has dreams, but only a few are brave enough to live them; I believe in love, but only if it's true; I believe that anyone can change the world, but only a few have the desire to; I believe that you can't see some things, but they can still be real; I believe that all things happen for a reason, but we should never be ashamed for they are the past; I believe in life.


3.14159265358979323846264.....Pi is a symbol and number we have all come to know. Pi day is soon upon us; March 14th (3.14). Most math classes will be celebrating this event. In some classes such as Mr. Wagner's, students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite math symbol. In Mr. Tenney's Physics class they'll be celebrating Einstein's birthday, which just happens to be March 14th. It's a day of fun and math, who would have thought the two go together. Pi day is a day to show off your nerdiness and realize how much fun math really can be.

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From the Guidance Office

Just a reminder the Ohio Graduation test will be given the Week of March 12-16th and Make ups the following week. The schedule will be Monday- Reading, Tuesday- Math, Wed.- Writing, Thurs.- Science and Friday- Social Studies. SHS will be operating on a two hour delay schedule with all 9th and 10th graders as well as any other student who have not passed all portions reporting at regular time. Additional information will be given at a later date. Please see Mrs. Barton if you have questions. Attention seniors: The Sidney Moose Lodge #568 Scholarship is now available from the Moose Lodge social quarters. Your mother or father must be a member of the Sidney Moose in order to qualify. Pick up your application today and return to the Sidney Moose social quarters by Friday, April 20th. Sports The IUTIS Call Outs will be March 17 at the IUTIS Club House on CR 25-A from Noon until 3 pm both days for ages 6 - 17.


Editor: Meghan Bennett Reporters: Meghan Bennett Madilyn Brown Julia Harrelson Colleen Kinninger Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

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The heart and soul of Tennessee BY: COLLEEN KINNINGER Every other year, Lehman’s Music Department goes on a trip to an area that has been an influence on the music world. This year, the students are going to Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, on March 21-25. Memphis and Nashville are most notably known for country music. However, there are many other genres of music that have been influenced by individuals in Tennessee. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘N Roll, moved to Tennessee early in his life, where he made his first recordings. Stax Records is located in Memphis and is one of the most prominent soul recording studios in the nation. It launched the careers of the Otis Redding, Booker T and the MGs, and Isaac Hayes. While the students are in Memphis and Nashville, they will become familiar with the influences on the music industry that are native to Tennessee. They will be visiting the Graceland Mansion, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, the Legendary Sun Studios, and Gibson Beale Street Showcase. The band and choirs will be performing at Kirby Pines Retirement Community. Each group will also have a recording session at Studio B. Besides all of the music highlights on the trip, the group will also see the the Parthenon and attend Mass. The group will also get the opportunity to see the touring company of the musical Mary Poppins. We wish all students and chaperones traveling to have a safe and fun-filled trip.

Lady Cavalier Fast Pitch is bringing the heat BY: JULIA HARRELSON “I think this season will be really fun. We have a lot of talent!” Freshman Brooke Jones is feeling confident and for good reason. This year’s 2012 Lady Cavalier Fast pitch team has seven returning members from last years 10-12 team. They are senior Meghan Bennett; juniors Hayley Baker, Katie Rossman and Ellie Waldsmith; and sophomores Lindsay Bundy, Julia Harrelson, and Emily Smith. New members include seniors Lindsey Spearman and Alyson Vanderhorst; junior Andrea Thobe; sophomore Sarah Gravunder; and freshmen Katie Adams, Brooke Jones, Ally Schmidt and Ava Schmitz. Coach Bill Booth returns once again to coach the Lady Cavs. He is keeping the girls hard at work with a daily two-hour practice, which includes fielding, plays and batting. They have not been able to hit the field yet, confining their practice space to either the new gym or the parking lot. Yet don’t think this means they are slacking off. With only a few weeks until their first game, the girls are getting anxious to take the field once again and have another great season. “I am really excited for this year. We have a big group of girls this year. Even though it is a young team, the girls are pretty talented, and I get to play with some of my best friends so it should be fun,” said Waldsmith. If everyone on the team shares this attitude, there is no doubt that this year’s softball team will have a great year and successful tournament run.

Some things are just sent from above BY: MEGHAN BENNETT In this world, there are people who inspire us to grow in our relationship with God. Father Nathan Cromley is just one of these individuals. A former teacher at Lehman High School, Father Nathan is now a monk living in Princeville, Illinois. Lehman students have had the honor this semester of hearing him speak in their senior religion classes. Father Cromley is a part of the The Community of Saint John. This religious community was first founded by Fr. Marie Dominique Philippe on December 8, 1975, and recognized by the Bishop of Autun as an Institute of Diocesan Right in 1986. In the United States, there are currently three priories, or monasteries. The first is Father Nathan’s home novitiate house located in Princeville, Illinois, followed by the priories in Laredo, Texas, and Orange, New Jersey. Members of this religious community want to live the evangelical counsels of obedience, poverty, and chastity in accordance with the three covenants revealed in the covenant of Saint John. These covenants include The Covenant with Jesus in the Eucharist, The Covenant with Mary, and The Covenant with Peter. Father Nathan was allowed the privilege to come back to Lehman to speak and interact with our students. He talked about his life, the lessons he has learned, and about how God has made us all uniquely dignified. Senior Colleen Kinninger really enjoyed getting to hear Father Nathan’s remarks, “Father Nathan is an awesome speaker. It was so inspiring to see his love and devotion for God.” Part of the mission of The Community of St. John has a special love of young people and desires to help the Church reach out to them as part of the New Evangelization, by assisting in their personal growth and formation in the Catholic Faith. It was a blessing to have Father Nathan come and inspire the love for Christ in our students. He is a true example that some things are just sent from above.

Just another test or some more stress? Students take on the OGT

BY: MADILYN BROWN A lot of stress comes with always remembering homework assignments, studying for tests, and making sure you turn everything in on time. What happens when you are told that you have to take a certain test and pass it in order to graduate from high school? Every year the sophomores of every Ohio high school are required to take the Ohio Graduation Test. Also known as the dreaded OGT, it consists of five separate parts including reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. It is essential for the students to pass all parts in order to graduate. “I’m not stressed about it; I am just not looking forward to sitting in the gym for two hours each day,” said Ellie Cain. Junior Alyx Meyers, who took this test last year, said, “It’s really nothing to stress about; it wasn’t that bad.” Whether students are For more information about the Community of St. stressed or aren’t really worried, skipping this test John, go to: isn’t exactly an option if they expect to graduate.


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Tracks on Tap

LIST WIN There are only 1 twoBUCKET Sprint Cup Series tracks where

Stewart Hits Jackpot

Tony Stewart has yet to win after his victory in Las Vegas. Stewart only needs wins at Darlington Raceway and Kentucky Speedway to do what no other current driver has done: Win a race at every active track. Jeff Gordon, who has yet to win at Homestead and Kentucky, is the only other driver with less than five tracks on the career bucket list.

Defending champion notches first career Cup win in Las Vegas By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

START Greg Biffle has three 2 GOOD third-place finishes to start the 2012

It took 27 races for Tony Stewart to find Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last year. Four additional wins followed in the remaining nine weeks and Stewart earned his third Cup championship in one of the more dramatic finales in the sport’s history. Stewart made it known on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that his No. 14 team will not only be a force in the Chase, but in NASCAR’s 26-race regular season, as well. Stewart dominated the Kobalt Tools 400, leading a racehigh 127 laps, holding off all challengers through three restarts in the final 34 laps to score his first win of the 2012 season. “It seemed like if we could get six or eight laps under our belt, we could start building that margin out again,” Stewart said of leading the field in the closing laps. “As soon as you started pulling away, the caution would come out again. You hate having to reset it like that, knowing for the first three laps you had to be spot on and not let them take advantage of a restart like that. “You sit there and go, ‘How many times are we going to risk losing this race because of a restart? Something is going to get taken away from us because of this.’ It’s very nervewracking.” Stewart’s eventual race-winning move came on the first of the final three restarts. When the green flag

season. The last driver to record top5 runs in each of the first three races was Mark Martin in 2007. Martin ran a partial schedule that season. In 2006, Jimmie Johnson began the season with three top-3 finishes (first, second, first). Johnson won his first of five consecutive Sprint Cup titles that year. STEP, DIFFERENT SERIES In 3 SAME the Nationwide Series, Richard Childress Racing’s Elliott Sadler also has three top 10s to start the season. Sadler won in Phoenix and has third-place showings at Daytona and Las Vegas. Sadler leads the NNS point standings by 15 markers over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse has three top 10s in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford. STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION The 70 laps Dale Earnhardt Jr. led in the Kobalt Tools 400 were more than he led all of last season combined (52). His laps led total in Las Vegas was his highest in any single race since he paced the field for 90 laps at Martinsville in 2010.


Sprint Cup Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

DRIVER (WINS) Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick Denny Hamlin (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Matt Kenseth (1) Carl Edwards Tony Stewart (1) Martin Truex Jr. Joey Logano Mark Martin Paul Menard Kyle Busch

POINTS BEHIND 125 — 115 -10 113 -12 107 -18 102 -23 102 -23 100 -25 98 -27 98 -27 97 -28 89 -36 87 -38

NATIONWIDE SERIES Race: Ford EcoBoost 300 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway When: Saturday, March 17 TV: ESPN (1:00 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch (2)

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waved with 34 laps remaining, Stewart, lined up in row three, shot his car to the tri-oval apron and around Brad Keselowski for the lead in Turn 1. “The big thing was, that was when Matt (Kenseth) and Jimmie (Johnson) had taken four tires and we had taken two. We knew if we could clear those guys, it would give us a little bit of a buffer and have some lap cars that would keep them occupied. We didn’t know we were going to have three or four restarts after that. It was key to get out front right away and try and build a gap.” Johnson held on for second, his second straight top-5 finish after a disappointing 42nd in the Daytona 500. Greg Biffle inherited the lead in the point standings with his third consecutive third-place run. Ryan


Brad Keselowski saw a good run go bad when his car appeared to run out of fuel on a restart 13. Clint Bowyer 86 -39 with 17 laps remaining while running second. 14. Ryan Newman 86 -39 15. Jeff Burton 82 -43 Keselowski was fined last year for criticism of NASCAR’s new 16. Bobby Labonte 76 -49 Electronic Fuel Injection system. 17. Jeff Gordon 75 -50 “We’re not doing this because it’s better for the teams,” Ke18. Regan Smith 74 -51 selowski said in November. “I don't think we’re really going to 19. Marcos Ambrose 74 -51 save any gas. It’s a media circus, trying to make you guys happy 20. Dave Blaney 66 -59 so you write good stories. It gives them something to promote. Nationwide Standings We’re always looking for something to promote, but the honest answer is it does nothing for the sport except cost the team ownDRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND ers money. 1. Elliott Sadler (1) 131 — “Cars on the street are injected with real electronics, not a throttle 2. Austin Dillon 116 -15 body (like in NASCAR). So we’ve managed to go from 50-year3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (1) 114 -17 old technology to 35-year-old technology. I don’t see what the big 4. Trevor Bayne 112 -19 deal is.” 5. Cole Whitt 109 -22 6. Sam Hornish Jr. 98 -33 Following the 32nd-place finish in Vegas, Keselowski took to Twit7. Taylor Malsam 90 -41 ter, noting that the problem he experienced was not an empty gas 8. Michael Annett 82 -49 tank, but a lack of fuel being delivered to the engine: “Just to be 9. Justin Allgaier 76 -55 clear. On the last restart the engine ran out of fuel, the fuel tank 10. Joe Nemechek 66 -65 still had gas. This means the fuel system had a problem.” ^ CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP ^

SPRINT CUP SERIES Race: Food City 500 Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Location: Bristol, Tenn. When: Sunday, March 18 TV: FOX (12:30 p.m. EST) Layout: .533-mile oval Banking/Frontstretch: 16 degrees Banking/Turns: Variable (24-30 degrees) 2011 Winners: Kyle Busch/Brad Keselowski Crew Chief’s Take: “Bristol is the fastest short track we race at and one of the most exciting, for sure. This is considered a short track, but the setups are very different from all other short tracks on the schedule. This is a mechanical-grip setup type track where we don’t focus on aerodynamics very much. It is a very physically and mentally demanding track on the drivers. Things happen very quickly, and you can get caught up in other people’s mess.”

Newman and Carl Edwards rounded out the top 5. The win was notable for Stewart in that it was his first career Cup triumph as Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Darlington Raceway and Kentucky Speedway (which was added to the Cup schedule last season) are the only two active tracks where Stewart has yet to notch a Cup win. “I take a lot of pride in being good in different types of cars, at least being competitive in different types of cars, being competitive at different racetracks,” Stewart said. “This is one we’ve been close a couple times and it got away. To finally check this off the list … that’s what makes today so special — not so much the time of year we're getting it, just the fact we finally got this one.”

I The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel upheld NASCAR penalties against Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus on Tuesday. Knaus was fined $100,000 and, along with car chief Ron Malec, suspended six races for unapproved C-posts on the No. 48 Chevy in Daytona. The No. 48 team was also levied 25-point fines in the championship and owner standings. “Upon hearing the testimony, carefully reviewing the facts and historically comparative penalties, the unanimous decision of the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel was to uphold the original penalties assessed by NASCAR,” the appeals committee stated. Hendrick Motorsports stated in a press release that it would request a hearing before the National Stock Car Racing chief appellate officer, John Middlebrook, to continue its appeal of NASCAR sanctions related to the No. 48 Sprint Cup Series team. “The panel was generous with its time today, and we appreciated the opportunity to talk through our concerns,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “We feel strongly about this issue and will continue to pursue it at the next level.” Middlebrook’s decision will be final. In the meantime, Knaus and Malec are free to continue at-track duties.

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Race: Kroger 250 Track: Martinsville Speedway When: Saturday, March 31 TV: SPEED (1:00 p.m. EST) 2011 Winners: Johnny Sauter/Denny Hamlin

Classic Moments Bristol Motor Speedway No one could have known the significance of the Bristol night race on Aug. 26, 2000, when the field took the green flag. Rusty Wallace and Tony Stewart clearly had the cars to beat, and the duo finished first (Wallace) and second (Stewart). For Wallace, it was his ninth and final victory at the track where he earned his first career Cup win (1986). For two other titans of the half-mile bullring, it would mark their final starts at a track where they had enjoyed so much success. Darrell Waltrip knew this was it for him. A record 12-time winner at Bristol, he would retire at season’s end. But no one could foresee that Dale Earnhardt — a nine-time victor at BMS — would never grace the high banks again. Earnhardt passed away in an accident at Daytona the following February. Wallace, Waltrip and Earnhardt accounted for 30 wins over a 23-year span (46 races) in the mountains of East Tennessee.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: It’s hard to look past Kyle Busch’s four wins in the last six Bristol Cup races. Pretty Solid Pick: Matt Kenseth has two wins and 16 top 10s at BMS. Good Sleeper Pick: Greg Biffle isn’t known as a short track specialist, but he’s been good at BMS to the tune of 11 top 10s in 18 starts. Runs on Seven Cylinders: AJ Allmendinger has had a tough start at Penske Racing and Bristol will do him no favors. Insider Tip: Bristol winners run in waves. That makes Busch and Brad Keselowski attractive options.

Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) John King (1) Timothy Peters Justin Lofton Jason White Todd Bodine Chris Fontaine Ward Burton Ty Dillon Clay Greenfield Parker Kligerman

POINTS BEHIND 47 — 42 -5 41 -6 40 -7 38 -9 37 -10 36 -11 35 -12 34 -13 33 -14

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1. Greg Biffle

Biffle’s team was the one under the Roush Fenway banner that laid low during the offseason. The result has been third-place finishes across the board. Bristol is usually good to them, too. 2. Jimmie Johnson Johnson has notched a pair of top 5s during crew chief Chad Knaus’ appeal period. Since Hendrick Motorsports plans to appeal the decision, expect a few more top 5s over the coming three weeks. 3. Denny Hamlin We’ll take the 20th-place finish at Vegas as a hiccup. Although, after fourth- and first-place runs at Daytona and Phoenix, the dip at an intermediate track was notable. 4. Tony Stewart “Hey Darian, anything you can do, I can do better!” One week after Stewart’s former pit boss earned his first win with Hamlin, Stewart and new boss Steve Addington evened the score. 5. Kevin Harvick Worst finish so far this season is 11th. Harvick and the re-tooled No. 29 team have an uncanny knack for always being “there.” A couple wins in the next month or so could be on tap. 6. Matt Kenseth Kenseth was on the business end of a Carl Edwards late-race move once again. For some reason, those never work out too well for the 2003 champ. 7. Carl Edwards “The Aggressor” raced on to a fifth-place finish, his second top 10 of the year. Strangely, Edwards has yet to lead a lap this season. Is another hangover in store for last season’s runner-up? 8. Mark Martin Says he’s OK with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after their dust-up in Vegas. The odds of anything spilling over to Bristol were already long — those odds are off the board since Martin won’t even run Bristol. 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. The dominating run in the first half of the Vegas race was encouraging, but fading to 10th was a sign that this team still has a ways to go. Bristol should be another top-10 performance, though. 10. Kyle Busch “Rowdy” is ranked here more on 2012 potential than 2012 accomplishment. 11. Joey Logano So far, so good for the new Logano/Jason Ratcliff pairing. 12. Brad Keselowski A fifth is sandwiched between two 32nd-place finishes. Again, potential vs. accomplishment. 13. Paul Menard Has quietly enjoyed top-7 runs at Daytona and Vegas. He was fifth in last year’s spring Bristol race. 14. Martin Truex Jr. If this team ever learns how to finish a race it’ll be dangerous. 15. Marcos Ambrose An excellent Bristol darkhorse, Ambrose has three top 10s in six Cup Series starts. Just off the lead pack: Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman

Throttle Up/Throttle Down

MARK MARTIN Although he’ll take the Bristol weekend off, Martin is off to a flying start with his Michael Waltrip Racing team, with finishes of 10th, ninth and 18th in 2012. His No. 55 team is what was David Reutimann’s No. 00 last season when it scored a total of three top 10s. AJ ALLMENDINGER He’s off to an inauspicious start with Penske Racing. Allmendinger’s No. 22 team has runs of 34th, 18th and 37th. Crash damage and a fuel system issue have contributed to the poor start to the 2012 season. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at

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Broncos between JC, state BY KEN BARHORST

50 years ago March 15, 1962 Minster Women’s Bowling Association’s team division winners represented Meyer’s Plumbing and Electric Company, and included Audrey L. Meyer, Edna Meyer, Evelyn Schulte, Audrey Meyer and Henrietta Meyer.

25 years ago March 15, 1987 Heather Ward, a student at Northwood School, and her brother Lucas, a student at Emerson, competed in the Athletic Congress Ohio Indoor Championships in Columbus. Heather was fourth in the 13-14 long jump and fifth in the 55 meters, and Lucas was second in the 10-and-under long jump and fourth in the 55 dash.

CALENDAR High school sports TODAY Girls basketball D-III State semifinals At Schottenstein Center, Columbus 8 p.m. — Anna (26-0) vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton (23-2) —— FRIDAY Boys basketball D-IV Regional finals At Kettering Fairmont 7:30 — Jackson Center (250) vs. Dayton Jefferson (21-4) Winner to the state tournament next Thursday, 10:45 a.m. vs. Beaver Eastern-Columbus Africentric winner. —— SATURDAY D-III State finals At Schottenstein Center, Columbus 2 p.m. — Anna-Liberty Benton winner vs. Smithville-Africentric winner

Jackson Center boys basketball coach Scott Elchert says his Tigers will have to be sharper mentally than physically Friday night. That’s when the unbeaten and top-ranked Tigers take on 21-4 Dayton Jefferson in the Division IV Regional championship game at Kettering’s Trent Arena. The Tigers will be going for the school’s third trip to the boys state tournament, and first since winning it all in a dramatic finish in 1985. “In a game like this, against a team with that kind of athletic ability, you have to understand that you have to be more mentally sharp than physically,” said Elchert. “Against a team like that, you can’t take any plays off. They have a bunch of athletes that are very disciplined.” The Tigers have risen to the challenge all season long, including Tuesday night against a St. Henry team that came in with 10 wins in a row, including two over the team that most thought would emerge from the Northwest District, Fort Recovery. But the Tigers came away

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JACKSON CENTER’S Andy Hoying tries to get around a St. Henry defender in regional semifinal action Tuesday. The Tigers play for a trip to the state tournament Friday night. with a 37-30 victory. “St. Henry was playing as well as any team around,” Elchert said. “What they did to Fort Recovery was very impressive. So we knew it could very well come down to two

good defensive teams. They’re a zone trapping team and we’re a get-up-in-your-face kind of team. And the defenses shined through. I know it was low scoring, but if you appreciate the game, you real-

ize how well the defenses played.” Andy Hoying was a key to the defense, holding St. Henry’s Kyle Stahl to a hardearned 12 points. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. “We told Andy to guard Stahl one-on-one without any help,” said Elchert. “We figured that way we could do a much better job on their other players, and that’s what happened. “Overall, we did a good job of moving the ball and knocking down shots when we needed to,” he added. He says the Tigers will need another strong defensive effort Friday against a Jefferson team that has played teams like Dunbar, Trotwood, Thurgood Marshall and Beavercreek this season. “We’re most concerned about not allowing them easy buckets in the paint, but they do have kids that can fill it up from the outside,” Elchert said. “They have decent size. They start 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, 5-8 and 6-3 and bring a 6-6 kid off the bench. “Their best player is Devin Foster,” Elchert continued. “He averages around 15 per game and is good around the rim.”

ON THE AIR High school sports On the radio, internet TONIGHT Internet — Girls basketball, D-III state semifinals, Anna vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton. Air time 7:45. Radio 1570 WPTW-FM, Piqua — Girls basketball, D-III state semifinals, Anna vs. Findlay LibertyBenton. Air time 7:45. FRIDAY Internet — Boys tournament basketball, Regional finals, D-IV, Jackson Center vs. Dayton Jefferson. Air time 7:10.

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ON THIS DATE IN 1869 — The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, is organized by George Ellard and Harry Wright. 1940 — Colorado, led by Bob Doll's 15 points, beats Duquesne 51-40 for the NIT championship. 1985 — Larry Holmes scores a 10th-round knockout of David Bey in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.

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OHIO STATE’S Jared Sullinger, left, signs a basketball after practice in Pittsburgh Wednesday. Ohio State plays Loyola in

OSU still smarting from last year PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ohio State has four sophomore starters and one bad NCAA tournament memory. The Buckeyes were knocked out of last year’s tournament in the regional semifinals by a jumper by Kentucky’s Brandon Knight with 5 seconds to play. A No. 1 seed last year, the Buckeyes felt their season ended way too soon. A No. 2 seed this year, Ohio State starts a run at a 10th Final Four when it plays 15thseeded Loyola (Md.) on Thursday night in the second round of the East Regional. “I just think it affected everyone a little differently last year,” sophomore guard Aaron Craft said. “Everyone kind of took a step back and felt what they could do to


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make the game change. At the same time I think we did a good job of trying to move on. We can’t live in the past. Figure out a way to help this basketball team be better, because it’s not the same as last year.” The Buckeyes (27-7) were a tri-champion of the Big Ten this season. Loyola (24-8) finished second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and won the conference tournament to seal its second NCAA tournament berth, 22 behind the Buckeyes. “I know what a great team Ohio State is. It’s an honor to play them,” Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos said. “We probably have little chance of winning the game. Four minutes at a time, we’ll see what we can do.” Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger was a first-team All-

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American last season as a freshman. He averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds this season while earning All-Big Ten honors. “In March you enter the tournament, records go out the door. It’s not about what conference they’re from,” Sullinger said. “Doesn’t matter what is the record. Everybody is fighting for their life. We got to understand that tomorrow is not a promise. I think that’s the biggest motto this basketball team has to embrace is: Tomorrow’s not a promise.” Sullinger sounded like someone who believes that when he talks about Loyola, which had the first 20-win season in school history in 2011-12. “They’re a very athletic

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basketball team. They like to get up and down the floor. Love transition,” Sullinger said. “A lot of guys can score the basketball for them. I mean, they have five guys averaging double figures so they’re a very balanced team. One person is not going to beat us. It’s a team effort. We have to stop everybody.” That’s what Patsos is afraid of. “We’ll still run and press against them,” said Patsos, a longtime assistant to former Maryland coach Gary Williams. “Ohio State wants to play their way. If you play their way, you’re not going to beat them. I think they can win the national championship this year.” See BUCKS/Page 18

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Versailles falls in D-III Patrick added regional semifinals to Eldora’s KETTERING — The Versailles Tigers saw an outstanding season come to an end Wednesday night in the Division III Regional semifinals, 61-46 at the hands of Cincinnati Summit Country Day in high school boys basketball action. The loss ended the Tigers’ season at 22-3. Country Day advances with a 23-1 record to the regional championship Saturday. The two squads were tied after a quarter, but the Tigers fell behind by four at the half.

The lead for Country Day reached double figures in the third quarter until a late swing enabled the the Tigers to cut it to eight at 3830. A Summit player missed on a dunk attempt with 30 seconds left that would have made it a 13-point game. The Tigers went the other way and got a three-point play from Kyle Ahrens to end the quarter. Winner scored the opening basket of the fourth quarter to get Versailles within 38-32,

but that was as close as nearly perfect from there the Tigers would get. in the fourth quarter to The Tigers were un- put the game away. Versailles (46) able to build on the moBruns 3-1-9, Winner 6-1-16, mentum as the Silver Knights again pulled Campbell 3-1-7, Richard 0-2-2, Niekamp 1-0-3, Ahrens 2-4-9. out to a double-digit Totals: 15-9-46. lead. Summit Country Day (61) The Tigers hit some Woods 2-6-10, Johnson 5threes in the last couple 11-21, Kreyenhagen 3-4-11, of minutes, but were also Hertzel 4-0-8,Rawlings 1-0-3, forced to foul. And Sum- Kreyenhagen 3-0-8. Totals: 1821-61. mit Country Day was up Score by quarters: to the task, hitting 21- Versailles .............7 18 30 46 for-25 for the game. Summit ................7 22 38 61 Records: Versailles 22-3, The Tigers would shoot just 27 percent Summit Country Day 23-1. Three-pointers: Verfrom the floor, while sailles: Bruns (2), Winner (3), Summit Country Day Niekamp, Ahrens. Summit shot a torrid 84 percent Country Day: T. Kreyenhagen, from the line and was Rawlings, J. Kreyenhagen (2).

Padres beat Reds 9-4 BY CHRIS BALLARD GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The first of Wednesday’s spring training games at Goodyear Ballpark matched Dusty Baker’s Cincinnati Reds against Bud Black’s San Diego Padres. And Aroldis Chapman was on the hill for the Reds. Padre center fielder Cameron Maybin led off fwith a single. However, Maybin was soon sent back to the dugout as he was picked off by Chapman. A few pitches later, Padre infielder Andy Parrino found his pitch and took it out of the ballpark, giving San Diego a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Chapman was able to regain his composure and struck out Jesus Guzman. San Diego left fielder Kyle Blanks then doubled down the left field line, only to be stranded as third baseman James Darnell flew out to right field. The top of the second inning was similar to the previous half inning, as all batters were retired in order. But Padre right fielder Rymer Liriano reached on an infield hit. However, Liriano followed Maybin’s footsteps as he was picked off trying to steal second. The bottom half of the

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REDS’ PITCHER Clayton Tanner pitches for the Reds against the Padres Wednesday in a spring training game. second inning included a spark for the Reds as third baseman Scott Rolen doubled down the right field line. Next, Dennis Phipps singled to center, which allowed Rolen to move over to third. With Daryl Jones’ strikeout the next at bat, Frazier stepped to the plate, with one out and a first-and-third situation. On the first pitch he saw, Frazier ripped the ball down the right field line,

plating both Rolen and Phipps. This gave the Reds a 2-1 lead, which was the score going into the third inning. The same score held over to the fourth inning, as neither team was able to plate runs in the third. Unfortunately for the Reds, the fourth inning was when things got away from them. In the top of the inning, which started with a Guzman single to right, the Padres scored

four runs. Two of the runs came off a Clark blast to right field, giving him two RBIs. This gave San Diego a 5-2 lead. The Reds remained at two runs throughout the bottom of the fourth, with minimal action from the plate. With this, the Padres’ lead only grew larger after another strong inning in the fifth. To begin the fifth, Maybin singled with a liner to left field. Then, Parrino pulled a pitch toward Cozart, only to be bobbled by Phillips on the relay. This put runners on first and second. The next batter, Guzman, singled to left, thus loading the bases with Padres. Blanks did the same, allowing Maybin to score, and gave Black’s squad a 6-2 lead. As the bases were loaded another time, Darnell popped a ball high into the sky toward center field. As the ball neared him, Phipps lost it in the sun while falling to the ground. Parrino and Guzman scored to extend the Padres’ lead to 8-2. Chapman led Cincinnati with three innings pitched, while each of the final six innings were covered by separate pitchers, including Arredondo, Mahry, Lotzkar, Tanner, Brackman, and Joseph.

Knicks coach D’Antoni resigns NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there’s a big-name coach out there who can bring out the best in Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. Mike D’Antoni decided Wednesday he wasn’t that guy. And so, he resigned, surprising even his bosses. “It wasn’t just Carmelo,” interim general manager Glen Grunwald said. “I think it was our whole team was not playing up to where we thought they could be and I know Mike was as frustrated as anyone about that and

that’s what led him to that decision, that maybe there needs to be a new approach and look at it.” Assistant Mike Woodson will serve as interim head coach, starting with Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks’ brief resurgence in a wave of Linsanity last month has been replaced by a sixgame losing streak that has dropped them into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, along of speculation of

Calvert, Spangler MVPs State qualifiers Mason Calvert and Derek Spangler were named co-MVPs at the Sidney High School wrestling banquet recently. Calvert also won the Brandon Luce Award for most takedowns, Cody Davis won both the Martha McCracken Sportsmanship and the Most Pins awards, Alex Willman won the Rod Howell Coaches Award,

Rhett Rosengarten won the Most Improved award and also the award for highest grade point average, Willman and Garrick Ginter were Rookies of the Year, and Jeremiah Slagle the Most Valuable Reserve wrestler. Captains Awards went to Spangler, Davis and Calvert. All three registered their 100th career victories this season.

friction between D’Antoni and his All-Star forward. D’Antoni ran the Knicks through their morning shootaround, but not before stopping into Grunwald’s office at the Knicks’ training center and telling him and fellow executive Allan Houston of his intentions. Grunwald called MSG chairman James Dolan, who went up to the Westchester training center for what he called a “very honest” conversation with the D’Antoni. He later said the parting was mutual. “He clearly felt it was

best for the organization if he were not to continue as coach of the team. He did offer to stay,” Dolan said during a press conference. “After a long discussion, we did agree it was best for the organization to have new voice moving forward.” Dolan made it clear that he believes in the players and still expects a playoff berth. D’Antoni said before the season that the Knicks should be a contender, but they haven’t looked like one in the last 10 games — all since Anthony returned from an injury.

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ROSSBURG — Danica Patrick will make her dirt track debut when she participates in the annual Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway on June 6, it was announced Wednesday. She joins Ryan Newman, Bobby Labonte, Kenny Wallace, Ty Dillon and Aric Almirola in the third installment of roster announcements, bringing the total of announced drivers to 18. After a seven-year run in INDYCAR racing, where she captured Rookie of the Year honors in 2005 and win in Motegi, Japan in 2008, Patrick made the bold move to concentrate fulltime in NASCAR racing this year. She is concentrating her efforts fulltime in the Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports, along with a limited schedule of Sprint Cup racing under the banner of three-time Sprint Cup champion and Eldora Speedway owner, Tony Stewart and his Stewart-Haas Racing camp. At the age of 10, Patrick turned a few laps on dirt, but never in a stock car. “I raced on dirt once before in a go-kart when I was young, but that’s about it. It’s going to be a challenge for sure, but I know Tony has offered to help in any way possible. I’m excited about it, but I’m also nervous,” stated Patrick. “It’s a totally different style of racing, so I’m not sure what to expect. But, it’s for a great cause with Feed The Children benefiting from the money

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run, even though it didn’t look that way in the 48-44 win over Fairfield in the conference championship game. “When I look at them, they’re not very deep,” said 6-10 Shane Walker, who will probably get the assignment of guarding Sullinger. “They only play six or seven guys. I feel like we can run them. They try to slow the game down. We try to speed it up. Hopefully that will work in our advantage.” Patsos expanded on his statement about the Greyhounds having little chance to win. “I think we have a chance, though, I do, because if we get the game going fast, we have a chance,” Patsos said. “If they put us in the meat grinder and go slow, Sullinger goes to work, you can call me at 4-1-0. I’ll be in Baltimore Friday by noon.”


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winner vs. Duke-Samford winner, TBA RALEIGH REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas (23-8) vs. Dayton (236), 4:05 p.m. Texas A&M (22-10) vs. Albany (NY) (23-9), 30 minutes following At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (28-4) vs. Navy (1813), 11:15 a.m. Louisville (22-9) vs. Michigan St. (20-11), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California (24-9) vs. Iowa (1911), 12:10 p.m. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. Liberty (24-8), 30 minutes following At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Georgia (22-8) vs. Marist (25-7), 12:05 p.m. St. Bonaventure (29-3) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (29-2), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas-Dayton winner vs. Texas A&M-Albany (NY) winner, TBA At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland-Navy winner vs. Louisville-Michigan St. winner, TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California-Iowa winner vs. Notre Dame-Liberty winner, TBA At Donlad L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Georgia-Marist winner vs. St. Bonaventure-Florida Gulf Coast winner, TBA —— KINGSTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas St. (19-13) vs. Princeton (24-4), 11:20 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Prairie View (17-15), 30 minutes following At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Rutgers (22-9) vs. Gonzaga (265), 4:15 p.m. Miami (25-5) vs. Idaho St. (247), 30 minutes following At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky (25-6) vs. McNeese St. (26-7), 4:20 p.m. Green Bay (30-1) vs. Iowa St. (18-12), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn St. (24-6) vs. UTEP (29-3), 5:15 p.m. LSU (22-10) vs. San Diego State (25-6), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas St.-Princeton winner vs. Connecticut-Prairie View winner, TBA At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Rutgers-Gonzaga winner vs. Miami-Idaho St. winner, TBA At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky-McNeese St. winner vs. Green Bay-Iowa St. winner, TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn St.-UTEP winner vs. LSU-San Diego State winner, TBA


bout of strep throat, an incident that didn't sit well with some teammates. He also missed a treatment for his ailing hamstring when he left during a work week to get married. Hillis also has changed agents multiple times in the last year. “Things didn’t work in my favor this year,” Hillis in December. said “There’s a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.” With the Chiefs, Hillis will be reunited with Brian Daboll, his former offensive coordinator in Cleveland who is now in the same position in Kansas City.

Three Sidney wrestlers named to All-Area team The Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association recently announced its All-Area Team along with scholarship winners. In Division I, Sidney had three named to the team in Cody Davis at 126, Mason Calvert at 138 and Derek Spangler at 152. And in Division III, there were two from Versailles on the team in Devin Oliver at 220 and

Mitch Jokerst at 285. Also in D-III, B.J. Toal of Troy Christian was named at 182 pounds. Toal is a Sidney resident. Jokerst was named a recipient of a Kettering Sports Medicine Center scholarship. And Sidney’s Spangler won a GMVWA general scholarship. Ryan Bergman, the Versailles coach, was named one of two D-III coaches of the year.

Bensman soars 22-31/2 Jeremy Bensman of Anna soared 22-31/2 in the long jump at the Arnold Classic high school indoor track meet in Columbus recently. His jump currently

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Vermont 71, Lamar 59 Louisville (26-9) vs. Davidson California (24-9) vs. South Florida (20-13), 30 minutes follow- (25-7), 1:40 p.m. New Mexico (27-6) vs. Long ing Beach State (25-8), 30 minutes folEAST REGIONAL lowing Second Round Thursday, March 15 Friday, March 16 At Pittsburgh At Nationwide Arena Kansas State (21-10) vs. SouthColumbus, Ohio ern Mississippi (25-8), 12:40 p.m. Memphis (26-8) vs. Saint Louis Syracuse (31-2) vs. UNC (25-7), 6:50 p.m. Asheville (24-9), 30 minutes followMichigan State (27-7) vs. LIU ing (25-8), 30 minutes following Gonzaga (25-6) vs. West VirAt CenturyLink Center ginia (19-13), 7:20 p.m. Omaha, Neb. Ohio State (27-7) vs. Loyola Florida (23-10) vs. Virginia (22(Md.) (24-8), 30 minutes following 9), 2:10 p.m. At The Pit Missouri (30-4) vs. Norfolk Albuquerque, N.M. State (25-9), 30 minutes following Wisconsin (24-9) vs. Montana Third Round (25-6), 2:10 p.m. Saturday, March 17 Vanderbilt (24-10) vs. Harvard At The KFC Yum! Center (26-4), 30 minutes following Louisville, Ky. Friday, March 16 Marquette_BYU-Iona winner At Bridgestone Arena vs. Murray State-Colorado State Nashville, Tenn. winner Cincinnati (24-10) vs. Texas (20At The Rose Garden 13), 12:15 p.m. Portland, Ore. Florida State (24-9) vs. St. Louisville-Davidson winner vs. Bonaventure (20-11), 30 minutes New Mexico-Long Beach State winfollowing ner Third Round Sunday, March 18 Saturday, March 17 At Nationwide Arena At Pittsburgh Columbus, Ohio Syracuse-UNC Asheville winMichigan State-LIU winner vs. ner vs. Kansas State-Southern MisMemphis-Saint Louis winner sissippi winner At CenturyLink Center Ohio State-Loyola (Md.) winner Omaha, Neb. vs. Gonzaga-West Virginia winner Missouri-Norfolk State winner At The Pit vs. Florida-Virginia winner Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin-Montana winner vs. NCAA women Vanderbilt-Harvard winner NCAA Women's Basketball Sunday, March 18 Tournament Glance At Bridgestone Arena The Associated Press Nashville, Tenn. All Times EDT Florida State-St. Bonaventure DES MOINES REGIONAL winner vs. Cincinnati-Texas winner First Round —— Saturday, March 17 SOUTH REGIONAL At Allstate Arena Second Round Rosemont, Ill. Thursday, March 15 Tennessee (24-8) vs. UT-Martin At The KFC Yum! Center (23-8), 4:10 p.m. Louisville, Ky. DePaul (22-10) vs. BYU (26-6), Kentucky (32-2) vs. MVSUWestern Kentucky winner, 6:50 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 p.m. At Stroh Center Iowa State (22-10) vs. UConn Bowling Green, Ohio (20-13), 30 minutes following Ohio St. (25-6) vs. Florida (19At The Pit 12), 12:15 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor (34-0) vs. UC Santa BarBaylor (27-7) vs. South Dakota bara (17-15)), 30 minutes following State (27-7), 7:27 p.m. At Carmichael Arena UNLV (26-8) vs. Colorado (23Chapell Hill, N.C. 11), 30 minutes following Georgetown (22-8) vs. Fresno At The Rose Garden St. (28-5), 12:20 p.m. Portland, Ore. Georgia Tech (24-8) vs. Sacred Wichita State (27-5) vs. VCU Heart (25-7), 30 minutes following (28-6), 7:15 p.m. At Jack Stephens Center Indiana (25-8) vs. New Mexico Little Rock, Ark. State (26-9), 30 minutes following Delaware (30-1) vs. UALR (20Friday, March 16 12), 5:20 p.m. At Greensboro Coliseum Nebraska (24-8) vs. Kansas (19Greensboro, N.C. Duke (27-6) vs. Lehigh (26-7), 12) 30 minutes following Second Round 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 19 Notre Dame (22-11) vs. Xavier At Allstate Arena (21-12), 30 minutes following Rosemont, Ill. Third Round DePaul-BYU winner vs. TenSaturday, March 17 nessee-UT-Martin winner, TBA At The KFC Yum! Center Tuesday, March 20 Louisville, Ky. At Stroh Center K e n t u c k y _ M V S U - We s t e r n Bowling Green, Ky. Kentucky winner vs. Iowa StateBaylor-UC Santa Barbara winUConn winner ner vs. Ohio St.-Florida winner, At The Pit TBA Albuquerque, N.M. At Carmichael Arena Baylor-South Dakota State Chapell Hill, N.C. winner vs. UNLV-Colorado winner Georgetown-Fresno St. winner At The Rose Garden vs. Georgia Tech-Sacred Heart, Portland, Ore. Indiana-New Mexico State win- TBA At Jack Stephens Center ner vs. Wichita State-VCU winner Little Rock, Ark. Sunday, March 18 Nebraska-Kansas winner vs. At Greensboro Coliseum Delaware-UALR winner, TBA Greensboro, N.C. FRESNO REGIONAL Duke-Lehigh winner vs. Notre First Round Dame-Xavier winner Saturday, March 17 —— At Ted Constant Convocation MIDWEST REGIONAL Center Second Round Norfolk, Va. Friday, March 16 West Virginia (23-9) vs. Texas At Greensboro Coliseum (18-13), 11:10 a.m. Greensboro, N.C. Stanford (31-1) vs. Hampton Creighton (28-5) vs. Alabama (26-4), 30 minutes following (21-11), 1:40 p.m. At Mackey Arena North Carolina (29-5) vs. West Lafayette, Ind. Lamar-Vermont winner, 30 minutes South Carolina (23-9) vs. Eastfollowing ern Michigan (23-8), 11:05 a.m. At Nationwide Arena Purdue (24-8) vs. South Dakota Columbus, Ohio San Diego State (26-7) vs. N.C. St. (24-8), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 State (22-12), 12:40 p.m. At Lloyd Noble Center Georgetown (23-8) vs. Belmont Norman, Okla. (27-7), 30 minutes following St. John's (NY) (22-9) vs. At Bridgestone Arena Creighton (20-12), 5:05 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. Oklahoma (20-12) vs. Michigan Michigan (24-9) vs. Ohio (27-7), (20-11), 30 minutes following 7:20 p.m. At Memorial Gymnasium Temple (24-7) vs. CaliforniaNashville, Tenn. South Florida winner, 30 minutes Vanderbilt (22-9) vs. Middle following Tennessee (26-6), 5:10 p.m. At CenturyLink Center Duke (24-5) vs. Samford (20Omaha, Neb. Saint Mary's (Calif.) (27-5) vs. 12), 30 minutes following Second Round Purdue (21-12), 7:27 p.m. Monday, March 19 Kansas (27-6) vs. Detroit (22At Ted Constant Convocation 13), 30 minutes following Center Third Round Norfolk, Va. Sunday, March 18 West Virginia-Texas winner vs. At Greensboro Coliseum Stanford-Hampton winner, TBA Greensboro, N.C. At Mackey Arena North Carolina_Lamar-VerWest Lafayette, Ind. mont winner vs. Creighton-AlSouth Carolina-Eastern Michiabama winner gan winner vs. Purdue-South At Nationwide Arena Dakota St. winner, TBA Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, March 20 Georgetown-Belmont winner At Lloyd Noble Center vs. San Diego State-N.C. State winNorman, Okla. ner St. John's (NY)-Creighton winAt Bridgestone Arena ner vs. Oklahoma-Michigan winner, Nashville, Tenn. Michigan-Ohio winner vs. Tem- TBA At Memorial Gymnasium ple_California-South Florida winNashville, Tenn. ner Vanderbilt-Middle Tennessee At CenturyLink Center

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Blood drive honors injured student The Lehman Catholic High School Student Council, in cooperation with the Community Blood Center, recently sponsored a blood drive. The drive, the second of the academic year, was held in the Jerry Delong Gymnasium at the school. According to Student Council Adviser Melissa Safreed, the drive was overwhelmingly successful because of the inspiration of Connor Richard. Richard, currently a junior at the school, was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in early February. Richard spent more than a week in the intensive care unit of Miami Valley Hospital and used 29 units of blood. Paramedics from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services were able to extricate him from the wreckage and transport him to Wilson Memorial CareFlight Hospital. quickly transported him to Miami Valley where surgeons worked long hours to repair his lifethreatening injuries. Because of the desire to assist Richard and his family, the Community Blood Center worked with the school to extend the number of appointments to 100 instead of the customary 72, and encouraged members of the community to participate in the drive. Lehman registered 101 donors. Thirteen were

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SOLOMON KING-WHITE donates blood with Pam Wentworth, of Community Blood Center, at the replacement blood drive held at Lehman Catholic High School in honor of Connor Richard ( in wheelchair). Richard’s used 28 units of blood following his Feb. 12 auto accident and is now on the way to recovery. deferred for medical rea- Shelby and Logan is definitely more persons. A record 88 pints of County coordinator for sonal when someone you blood, or 133 percent of the Community Blood know has benefited. The the goal, were collected. Center. “Connor’s very students were very emoThere were 29 first-time presence and his thank- tional about this drive, donors. ing donors for the gift of knowing that pints of Richard, not yet re- life made this blood blood like the ones they leased to return to the drive one we’ll all long donated saved the life of classroom, stopped by remember.” their classmate. We also the school for the blood “We are used to our thank the members of drive. His presence was students stepping up the community who cona powerful reminder of when needed, but we are tributed to our effort to the life-saving power of especially proud of how give the gift of life.” donating blood, event or- they responded immediBlood drives at ganizers said. ately to this drive,” said Lehman date to 1993, “I asked the staff of Safreed. “We were able when the school organthe Community Blood to increase the number ized a blood drive for Center if they could ever of appointments and the Business Department remember a drive in number of pints col- chair and varsity basketwhich the person being lected because of Connor. ball coach Mark Wurm, honored was able to at- It’s always rewarding to who had been diagnosed tend and none could,” know we are saving the with cancer. Wurm died said Kathy Pleiman, lives of strangers, but it before the drive was held. Blood drives have been held at the school since. Lehman students who register to donate blood at least three times during their high school career are presented with a red cord dealing with gross morning of the assess- they can wear at graduamotor skills, fine motor ment. During the assess- tion. Lehman’s next skills and memory re- ment those conducting blood drive is scheduled call activities. the screening will an- for Nov. 6. Parents are to bring swer questions about the their child’s shot record, academic process at birth certificate, Social Christian Academy Security card and cus- Schools, and the results tody papers (if applica- of each child’s assessble). A registration ment will be explained. packet is available at the An appointment is reschool for pick up and quired. Call 492-7556 to should be returned the schedule a time.

Christian Academy to hold kindergarten assessment Christian Academy Schools, a nondenominational school located at 2151 Russell Road, will conduct kindergarten screening April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The assessment will take approximately 1 1/2 hours. When coming to the screening the children will be asked to do various activities

Pleiman reported there will be opportunities to donate blood locally the week of March 18. March 21 and 22 Honda of America in Anna will host blood drive for associates. On March 21 the drive will be held from 7 a.m, to 2 p.m. and March 22 the drive times are 4 to 8 p.m. Honda associates should contact Honda’s Medical Department to schedule an appointment to donate while at work. On March 23, Fairlawn High School will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kevin Gump, of Fairlawn, is serving as chairman for the blood drive. Appointments to donate are strongly encouraged and help the Community Blood Center plan for the appropriate amount of donors, Pleiman said. She said technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule blood donations. People may use their computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at, or donors can schedule with Pleiman at 2953100. Walk-ins are welcome as schedules permit. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16year-old donors must have parental consent, forms are available at or at CBC branch and blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration blood-donorchanges eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or

call (800) 388GIVE(4483). Pleiman said that in addition to the Lehman event, other recent blood drives also were successful: • March 5 — American Trim hosted a blood drive for its employees that saw 35 registered donors; five were deferred for medical reasons resulting in 30 units of donated blood. Five people gave for the first time at American Trim. Megan Eckenwiler served as chairwoman for this blood drive. • March 6 — Anna High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America hosted a public blood drive that resulted in 91 donors registered; 11 were deferred, 74 gave whole blood and six gave double red cells for 12 units. Twenty-one donors gave for the first time at Anna High School. Brenda Wuebker, FCCLA adviser, served as chairwoman for the drive supported by the time and talents of the Anna FCCLA. • March 9 — Sidney’s Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 hosted a blood drive for employees that resulted in 22 registered donors; three were deferred for medical reasons, resulting in 18 units of donated blood. Two people gave for the first time at ODOT. Stephanie Houk served as chairwoman for ODOT District 7. Future March Shelby County blood drives include: • March 27 — Sidney American Legion Post 217, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., for public. • March 29 — Sidney Christian Academy Schools, 2-6 p.m.. for students, staff and public.

Scholarships available ally provide scholarships to graduating high school students at Lehman and Sidney High schools. A $1,000 scholarship is available to seniors at each school. Eligible applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university. Selections will be based upon financial need, academic ability, school and community service and recommendations and the quality of the application. Applicants must reside in Shelby County. The Ruese Insurance Agency Scholarship is also offering a $1,000 scholarship to seniors at each Sidney and Lehman High schools. Selection will be based The National Center upon financial need, acafor Biomedical Research demic ability, school and and Training is making community service, and an Animal, Plant and Food Incident course available to area first responders April 18 in Sidney. The seven-hour course is designed to enhance community-wide preparedness and reA Veterans Roundsponse to incidents that can affect daily opera- table with U.S. Sen. tions in the food and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will be held April 16 at agriculture industry. To learn more about the Shelby County veterthe course, interested ans Service office, 133 S. persons may contact Ohio Ave. Veterans Service offiMarc Burdiss, Shelby County Emergency cer Ed Ball said Brown Management Agency di- will speak with veterans rector, at 492-5635 or and surviving spouses shelbycountyema@gmail regarding Veterans Administration issues.

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recommendations. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and be pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree. Recipients will be chosen by selection committees not affiliated with the agency. Online applications are available through The Community Foundation website at On the site, go to the Receive tab and select Scholarships. The Scholarships page features a menu of application arranged by school district. Sidney students should choose the Sidney application. Lehman senior should select the Lehman application. Forms, including attached documents, must be completed by March 22.

Senator to meet with veterans erans are invited to discuss unresolved issues that need additional support. Reservations are necessary. Veterans are asked to RSVP no later than April 13 by stopping by the office, calling 498-7282 or email direct. The time of the meeting will be announced at a later date.



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We need salvation now In the days him for everywe are living, thing since he much of Chriscreated it all tianity has been and yet we done away with choose to take it in the minds all for granted, and hearts of or even worse to people, in the ignore him altoschools, in govgether. Your ernment and in In days past, pastor people feared the homes, even many (reverin speaks God churches. enced him) in Evangelist Our very exawe and appreRodneyann istence is beciation. People Bensman cause our looked to his Almighty God Word, the Bible, created our earth, our for the answers to life’s food, our animals, day journey, to a path that and night, the sun, the leads to Jesus and eterstars, the moon, our nal life with him. People human race … every- including the forefathing. As our Creator, he thers of our country is the owner of our very built things on his founsouls as well as every- dation. Families learned thing else. I believe so of his moral values and many have lost sight of raised their children acthat truth. He’s the Cre- cordingly and set good ator hence the owner. examples in themselves. He’s generous and al- God was brought into lows us to enjoy all he’s the homes, schools and to created. Knowing that government should cause us to be strengthen every prothankful and to look to gram and everyone.

In the days we live in, it’s very obvious there is no better answer to a happy, healthy, prosperous life than Jehovah God. Without his influence we can plainly see the deterioration of homes, where marriages end in divorce more often than not, which shows us that vows are no longer honored; in our schools, where no mention of him is allowed and no prayer allowed to be said; in our government, where we deny the country was founded on “in God we trust” as we remove his name from everything we can; children are abused even molested as there is no regard to morals as set down by our Creator; and in our churches where the Gospel is so distorted that it becomes of no affect (Mark 7:13). Those of us who still have a personal relationship with a loving,

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Program at shrine to deal with farming in Africa MARIA STEIN — People will discover how farmers in the west African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso grow and produce food for their tables when the Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated Monday at 7 p.m. at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. Johns Road. Pam Long, regional director for the Catholic Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will share approaches to grain and animal farming along with grain processing in

the remote areas of Mali and Burkina Faso in her presentation called “Farming Halfway Around the World.” Long traveled to Mali and Burkina Faso in the fall of 2011 as part of a trip arranged by Catholic Relief Services. For more information, contact Anne McGuire at or (419) 9254532. The talk is co-sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Conference of St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries.

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Abundant Life Apostolic Church 607 Sycamore Ave., Sidney, Ohio Phone: 937-492-2484 Pastor Michael Garber Worship Times Wednesday 7:30 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM Sunday 5:30 PM ___________________ Sidney Apostolic Temple 210 S. Pomeroy St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7456 Pastor: Mark L. Hina Jr. Bishop: Robert Fries Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Tuesday Prayer 7:30 PM Wednesday 7:30 PM

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1028 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1328 Senior Pastor Harry Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Kid’s Church 10:30 AM Mini Church 10:30 AM Children’s Mininstry, Adult Study & Royal Ranger/Missionates Wednesday 7:00 PM

BAPTIST Calvary Chapel Baptist Church 71 N. Hamilton St., Minster Phone: 419-628-3717 Fax: 419-628-3457 Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 7:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Calvary United Baptist Church 9480 N. Co. Rd. 25A Phone: 937-492-5662 Pastor David Shepherd Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Emmanuel Baptist Church 920 Sixth Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0077 Pastor Brent Howard Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Christian Faith Baptist Church 608 S. Miami, Sidney Clarence Cox - Pastor Lee Ellis - Assistant Pastor Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Worship Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Faith Baptist Church 2555 Millcreek Rd., Sidney Pastor R. Chad Inman Worship Times Sunday Servants with a Testimony 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Bible Study & King’s Kids ___________________ Favorite Hill Baptist Church 1602 South St., Piqua Phone: 937-773-6469 Pastor Larry Hanyes Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ First Baptist Church 309 E. North St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-4909 Reverend George Gnade Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM ___________________ First Baptist Church 53 S. Norwich Rd., Troy Phone: 937-339-3602 Senior Pastor Dale R. Christian Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ First United Baptist Church Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd., Sidney Pastor Tom Jones Asst. Pastor Rev. Leamon Branscum

Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Good Shepherd’s Baptist Church 1069 Fairington Drive, Sidney Phone: 937-498-4409 Tim Small, Pastor Deaf Ministry Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Grace Baptist Church 137 W. Edgewood, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9061 Pastor James Alter Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Indian Lake Baptist Church 225 West Lake Ave., Lakeview Pastor Don Faulder Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM Email:

___________________ Jackson Center Baptist, S.B.C. 109 E. College St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-5858 Pastor Reverend Keith Wisecup Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 606 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5009 Pastor David D. Wynn Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 12:00 & 7:00 PM Prayer/Bible Study ___________________ New Life Church PJBC 329 W. Main St., Port Jefferson Pastor Ernie Jones Worship Times Sunday School 9:15 AM (all ages) Sunday Praise Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Bible Study & WAKE Teens 6 PM Wed. Bible Study & YOGI Kids 6 PM ___________________ Old Fashion Baptist Church 824 Second Ave., Sidney

Phone: 937-489-3901 Pastor Duane Hatfield Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Pemberton Baptist Church Palestine St., Pemberton Phone: 937-523-5489 Pastor Terry Walters Worship Times Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM ___________________ Rumley Baptist Church Hardin Wapak Rd. (off 29), Anna Pastor Bill Cantrell Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Sidney Baptist Church 1322 E. Court St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7722 Reverend David Moran Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Springcreek Baptist Church 15333 Miami-Shelby Rd., Piqua Phone: 937-773-4215 Reverend Fred Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Studies 7:00 PM

BRETHREN Trinity Church of The Brethren 2220 N. Main Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9937 Pastor Brent K. Driver Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) First Christian Church 320 E. Russell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5025 Senior Pastor Philip Chilcote Worship Times Traditional Worship 10:15 AM Children’s Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ Oran Christian Church 6424 Dawson Road Phone: 937-489-3670 Reverend Dale Ritts Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

CHURCH OF GOD First Church Of God 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0094 Pastor Vern Allison Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Freedom Life Church 9101 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8710 Pastor Michael Myers (Rhema Graduate) Worship Times Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Northtowne Church Of God 2008 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1476 Pastor Tim Bartee Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Rail Road St. Church Of God 602 Railroad Street Pastor Charles Henry Jackson Phone: 937-497-9760 Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 6:00 PM

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints 475 W. Loy Road, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8904 Bishop Randall S. Frisby Worship Times Meetings 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN Houston Congregational Christian Church 4883 Russia-Houston Rd., Houston Phone: 937-492-5025 Pastor James Manuel Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

EPISCOPAL St. Mark’s 231 N. Miami, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8584 Worship Times Sunday 9:30 AM Christian Formation Sunday 10:15 Family Worship Wednesday 6:30 PM Holy Eucharist Father Aaron Gerlach

FULL GOSPEL LightHouse Ministries of Sidney 514 Michigan St., Sidney Phone: 937-419-2180 Pastor Paul Pearson Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Full Gospel Community Church 950 S. Children’s Home Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-9438 Pastor Jeff Hill Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday Children’s Church 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM

INDEPENDENT Blessed Hope Assembly Located in the Sidney Inn, Room 104

Pastor Ray Barnett - 937-564-3106 Asso. Pastor William Stem - 937-622-0972 Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10 AM Wednesday Bible study - 7:00 PM ___________________ Buckeye Gospel Barn 8291 St. Rt. 235, Quincy Phone: 937-585-6090 Pastors Jerry & Bobbi Allen Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:30 PM Home Bible Study Fri. 6:30 PM Come As You Are ___________________ Central Bible Ministries 113 Kossuth St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1958 Pastor John Spencer Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Christ The King Church 17570 St. Rt. 274, Jackson Center Phone: 937-492-8251 Pastor John Settlage Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Christian Education 10:15 AM Worship Service Prayer & Praise Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Church of Jesus 421 Wood St., Piqua Pastor Brian Hamilton Phone: 937-773-4004 Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer 6:30 PM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Faith Alliance Church 6670 Knoxville Ave., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-3688 Reverend Tom Sager, Pastor Worship Times Sunday 8:30 AM Traditional Service 10:45 AM Contemporary Service with Kids’ Church Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM Jr. High Bible Study and Children’s Programs (K-5) 7:00 PM Adult Bible Study 8:30 PM Youth Discipleship Training (Nursery available at all services) ___________________ Glory Bound Pentecostal Church of God 1106 N. Main, Sidney Phone: 937-4982272 Pastor Timothy Young Worship Times Sunday School 11:00 AM Praise &Worship 12:00 NOON ___________________ Lockington New Beginnings Church 10288 Museum Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 (in Lockington) Worship Times Sunday 9:30 AM ___________________

Manna Church at the Sidney Inn, Sidney Phone: 937-498-1790 Michael Brideweser, Pastor Celebration Service Sundays 10:30am at the Sidney Inn Cell Groups: Tuesdays 6:30pm in homes ___________________ North Broadway Church of Christ 2655 N. Broadway, Sidney Phone: 937-492-1500 Brent Wright, Evangelist Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Northland Church Corner of 25A and Sharp Rd. South of Anna Worship Times Sunday Bible Study 2:00 PM Worship 4:00 PM Special Gospel Singing first Saturday of every month 7:00 PM ___________________ Only Believe Ministries Christian Center 13815 Botkins Rd., Botkins Phone: 937-693-3554 Pastors Peter & Phyllis Doseck Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Piqua Christian Church 3969 W. St. Rt. 185, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8143 Sr. Minister Travis Mowell Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wed. Family Gathering 7:00 PM ___________________ Port Jefferson Church of Christ 217 Wall St., Pt. Jefferson Phone: 937-339-5007 Evangelist Jim Witt Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Salvation Army Church 419 N. Buckeye Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-8412 Pastors Majs. Herb & Angie Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Springcreek Christian Church Miami Shelby at Wiles Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-498-4209 Pastor David E. Clem Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM ___________________ Word of Life Ministries, International 451 Second Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-710-4777 Pastors Jim & Janice Johnson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM


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Bishop to join ‘Cast Your Nets’ event MCCARTYVILLE — “Cast Your Nets,” a highenergy high school youth rally, is returning to the northern part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. And, for the first time in the north, Bishop Joseph Binzer will be on hand to celebrate the Mass at the end. The event, sponsored by the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) and area youth ministers, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. March 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville.

‘Very excited’ “We are very excited to have the bishop with us and we are blessed to have such wonderful support from our shepherds,” said Wayne Topp, associate vocation director and “Cast Your Nets” coordinator. “The focus of the event is on putting life back into the faith of the young people of our archdiocese and challenging them to live that

faith boldly in their parishes, their homes, their schools and their communities.” More than 2,600 youth have already participated in these events over the past four years.

Live band This year’s event will feature a live band, led by Kevin Schulze and featuring youth from the area, and a guest speaker, Courtney Brown, who is a Theology of the Body educator at Ruah Woods in Cincinnati. Brown is also the leader of a teen discipleship program at called Ruah Woods Kenosis, which teaches teens about Theology of the Body and gives them the tools they need to evangelize their peers and the culture in being true disciples of Christ. “The youth are ready to be challenged to live above what is offered to them by society today,” said the Rev. Kyle Schnippel, vocation director. “This event does that. And we have al-

ready seen the fruits of that as the number of seminarians, since this program started, has drastically improved from 29 in 2008 to an anticipated 50 this fall. We are starting to build a culture that makes it possible for young men and women to discern truly what it is that God wants for their lives.”

Admission cost Admission to “Cast Your Nets” costs $5, which includes the cost of a pizza meal. New event T-shirts will also be on sale for $10. Participants will get a chance to interact with teens from throughout the area and meet religious orders from throughout the archdiocese as well. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. To register for the event with a youth group, visit w w w. c a t h o l i c c i n c i n or contact Beth Klopfenstein at (937) 658-0608.

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Archdiocese names Bergh CINCINNATI — Ted Bergh, interim executive director of t h e Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) with master’s degrees in Bergh business administration and theology, will become the new executive director of community services for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. He joins the archdiocese on April 23. He was appointed by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, upon the recommendation of a search committee, to suc-

ceed Kathleen Donnellan. Donnellan, who has headed Catholic Charities since 2002 and community services since 2004, is retiring this summer. “Ted brings to the archdiocese a strong combination of business acumen and theological training that will serve well in the challenging job of effectively coordinating human services and charitable works for those in need,” Schnurr said. Before joining CMHA, where he directed a staff of 310 with a $130 million budget, Bergh was chief financial officer of Metro, Cincinnati’s public transit company, and secretarytreasurer of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board from 2005 to 2009. He was also executive director of the Everybody Rides

Metro Foundation, which he started to provide essential transportation to low-income riders. From 1984 to 2004, Bergh was chief financial officer for newspapers in four progressively larger Gannett Co. media markets, including vice president/finance at The Cincinnati Enquirer, 1993-2004. Bergh earned a BA in economics from Colgate University in 1975, an MBA in finance from Cornell University in 1980 and an MA in theology from Cincinnati’s Xavier University in 2001. “Catholic Charities provides vital services to the most vulnerable residents of our community,” said Bergh. “I am looking forward to helping those most in need through serving the archdiocese.”

Church plans auction Saturday Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God, 2745 State Route 29 North, will hold an auction Saturday at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The auction is being held by the Ladies Auxiliary of the church as a fundraiser to buy neces-

sary items for the church and for projects in the community. Items to be in the auction include Vera Bradley bags Thirty One items, a “sweetheart” overnight stay and dinners at the Versailles Inn, largescreen TVs, books, Home

Interior pictures and shelves, children’s luggage, infant-changing tables, a wheelchair, lamps and many other items. Several kinds of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be available for a small donation.

WORSHIP DIRECTORY LUTHERAN Emmanuel Lutheran Church 17714 Montra Road, Montra Phone: 937-596-6462 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM __________________ Grace Ev. Lutheran Church 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6516 Pastor Kent Hollis Worship Times Sunday Traditional 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM Sunday Contemporary 10:30 AM __________________ Montra Lutheran Parish 17716 High St. R.R.#1, Anna Phone: 937-596-6509 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Sunday Worship Times Emmanuel 8:30 AM St. Jacobs 9:45 AM St. Mark, Clay Township 11:00 AM __________________ Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 300 W. Mason Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-2461 Pastor Ken Castor Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM __________________ St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church 18280 Pasco Montra Road, P.O. Box 547, Jackson Center Phone: 937-693-3119 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 9:45 AM Sunday School 8:45 AM __________________ St. Jacob Lutheran 101 W. Main, Anna Phone: 937-394-4421 Pastor Michael Althauser Worship Times Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ St. John’s Lutheran Church 120 W. Water Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8047 Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday School Sunday 10:30 AM Traditional __________________ St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church 301 E. State St., Box 508, Botkins Phone: 937-693-3261 Pastor Robert Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Trinity Lutheran Church (Southern Ohio Synod) 204 East Wood Street, Versailles Phone: 937-526-3091 Reverend Keith Falk Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School, Sept.-May 9:15 AM

METHODIST Anna United Methodist 201 West North St., Anna Phone: 937-394-4221 website: Pastor Randy Locker Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Christian Education/all ages 10:45 AM Worship __________________ Botkins United Methodist 111 E. State Street, Botkins Pastor Randy Locker Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Adult Bible Study and Children’s Sunday School, Sunday 8:00 AM __________________ Bradford United Methodist Church 112 E. Church Street, Bradford Phone: 937-448-6116 Pastor Darcy Boblit-Dill Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Prayer Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday 10:45 AM Worship _________________

DeGraff United Methodist Church 1839 County Road 24 South, DeGraff Phone: 937-585-5511 Rev. Carolyn Christman Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sun. 6:30 PM __________________ The Family of Grace U.M.C. 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8232 Rev. Mike Carnevale Worship Times Sunday 8:15 AM Traditional 10:00 & 11:15 AM Contemporary 10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages Youth Ministry Sunday Nights Children’s Ministry Wed. Nights __________________ Fletcher United Methodist 205 S. Walnut, Fletcher Handicapped accessible Phone: 937-368-2470 Pastor Andy Perry Worship Times Sunday 8:15 & 10:45 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Nursery Care & kids church available Wednesday Prayer Group 7 PM __________________ Hardin United Methodist 6073 Hardin-Wapak Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4595 Pastor Jack Chalk Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00-9:45 AM __________________ Jackson Center United Methodist 202 Pike St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6919 Pastor Sylvia Hull Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Lockington United Methodist Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd. 2190 Miami Conservancy Rd. Phone: 937-497-0777 Pastor Don Trumbull Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School, All Ages 9:00 AM Youth Night & Kids Night Blast! Wednesday 7:00 PM __________________ Maplewood United Methodist 21310 Peach St., Maplewood Phone: 937-596-8155 Pastor Bill Halter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ New Hope United Methodist Corner of Mason Rd. & Patterson Halpin Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-493-0065 Pastor John Leighty Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, Fellowship 9:15AM/Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ New Knoxville United Methodist 109 S. Main St., New Knoxville Phone: 419-753-2427 Reverend Dennis Gaertner Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Pasco United Methodist Church 17483 St. Rt. 706, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4986 Reverend David Brisker Worship Times Prayers 9:00 AM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ Pemberton United Methodist 6541 Main Street, Pemberton Phone: 937-497-1007 Pastor Don Burley Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Email: __________________ Quincy United Methodist Phone: 937-585-5114 Pastor Matthew Wright Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

__________________ Russell Road Church 340 W. Russell Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-6412 Pastor Fred Gillenwater Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Church Campus Sunday 10:30AM, Christian Academy (2151 W. Russell Road)

Nursery/Children Ministries at Both __________________ Sidney First United Methodist 230 E. Poplar Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend David Chivington Worship Times Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Webster/Versailles United Methodist Webster - 8847 Seibert Rd., Bradford 122 West Wood St., Versailles Phone: 937-526-3855 Pastor Linda Dulin Worship Times Webster - Sunday 9:15 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Versailles - Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM __________________ J.O.Y. Church at the Alpha Center 330 E. Court St. Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend Barbara Staley Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM

MISSIONARY World Missions for Christ Church 231 Doering St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1166 Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

MOUNT ZION HOLY UNION CHURCH OF GOD Mt. Zion Church of God House of Prayer 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-497-3511 Elder Ernst Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday 6:00 NOON Tuesday 6:00 PM Thursday youth Service 6:00 PM Thursday Bible Study 6:00 PM

NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene 1899 Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4492 Reverend Chad Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM

PENTECOSTAL Full Gospel Lighthouse Church 825 W. Ohio Ave., Sidney Pastor Ron Cassidy Worship Times Sunday 6:30 PM Sunday School 7:00 PM __________________ House of Prayer 600 Wilson (off Park St.), Sidney Phone: 937-492-7443 Pastor Joretta Hughes Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM __________________ Mount Zion Church of God 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-3511 Bishop, Pastor Ernest L. Wilson Worship Times Sunday School, 10am-11:30 AM Sunday Worship: 11:30 AM Midweek Service: Tuesday, 6 PM Bible Study: Thursday, 6 PM __________________ Pathway Open Bible Church 326 N. West Street, Sidney Phone: 937-239-2489 Pastor Matt Thomas Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, Wednesday Bible Study 7 PM __________________ Sidney Church of God 321 N. Wagner Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0185 Pastor Shane Jackson Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed. 7:00 PM Family Training

__________________ Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God 2745 St. Rt. 29N, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0770 website: Reverend Anthony Krummrey Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Thursday Evening 7:00 PM Sunday broadcast on FM105.5

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 202 N. Miami Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4597 Reverend Dr. Lee Dorsey Worship Sunday 9:15 AM Adult Christian Ed Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM Child Care (Communion 1st Sunday of the month)

QUAKER Religious Society of Friends Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Comunity 3003 Cisco Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-497-7326 or 492-4336 Worship Times 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:30 AM

ROMAN CATHOLIC Church of the Holy Redeemer 120 Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2543 Pastor Reverend Thomas Mannebach Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM Holy Days 7:30 PM Vigil 12:05 & 5:30 PM Holy Day ___________________ Egypt St. Joseph Church Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Sunday Mass 8:45 AM ___________________ Holy Angels Catholic Church S. Main & Water St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-2307 Reverend Daniel Schmitmeyer Masses Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM ___________________ Holy Family Catholic Church 140 South Findlay St., Dayton Ft. Mark Wojdelski, Pastor Mass Schedule Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM Holy Days of Obligation 7:00AM, 7PM Monday - Friday 7:15 AM Saturday 9:00 AM ___________________ Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 9333 St. Rt. 119W. McCartyville Phone: 937-394-3823 • 419-628-2502 Reverend John W. Tonkin Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM ___________________ St. Augustine Parish 48 N. Hanover Street, Minister Phone: 419-628-2614 Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00, 10:00 & 11:30 AM Holy Day Masses 6:30 PM evening before 8:00 ___________________ AM, 7:00 PM on Holy Day St. Lawrence & Immaculate Conception Churches 116 N. Main Street, Botkins Phone: 937-693-2561 Reverend Patrick L. Sloneker Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday at St. Lawrence Church in Rhine 9:00 AM ___________________ St. Remy Church 108 E. Main Street, Russia Phone: 937-526-3437 Reverend Frank Amberger Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM ___________________ St. Michael’s Church 33 Elm Street, Ft. Loramie Phone: 937-295-2891 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 AM

___________________ St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 6788 St. Rt. 66, Newport Phone: 937-295-3001 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 6:30 PM Sunday 9:30 AM

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Piqua Seventh-Day Adventist Church West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 937-778-0223 Pastor Don Byard, 419-236-1172 Worship Times Saturday Song Service 9:30 AM Saturday Bible Study 10:00 AM Saturday Worship 11:00 AM

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST First United Church of Christ West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 419-753-2446 Pastor David A. Williams Worship Times Sunday 8:00 AM Sunday Family Worship 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Sunday Services broadcast on WIMT (FM) every Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ Greenview United Church of Christ 3041 Leatherwood Creek Rd., Sidney email: Phone: 937-492-9579 Pastor Larry Grunden Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM __________________ Immanuel United Church of Christ 888 St. Rt. 274 , Kettlersville email: Phone: 937-693-2853 Pastor Charles Moeller Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Deaf Worship Services on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of each month __________________ St. Paul United Church of Christ 119 N. Franklin St., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2502 Pastor Becky Erb Strang Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Spirit Safari Club Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 707 N. Ohio Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8540 Rev. Dr. Bob McCann, interim minister Worship Times Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM Worship Sunday 10:15 AM Children’s Church 10:30 AM Kids’ Club 2nd & 4th Wed. 6:30 PM __________________ St. Peter’s Church 303 Franklin St., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2175 Pastor Steve Wills Worship Times Sunday 9:15 AM Handicapped Accessible

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Hindu Temple of Dayton 2615 Lillian Ln., Beavercreek, OH WESLEYAN Phone: 937-429-4455 The Sidney Wesleyan Church Priests: Ramesh Ragamani, 621 Second Avenue, Sidney Ashwani Kumar Pastor Steve Chapman M-F 9-11 AM and 6-8 PM Worship Times Sunday 9:30, 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM Sat., Sun., Holidays 9 AM-8 PM the Temple to request services. Wednesday Youth & Adult 6:30 PM Contact __________________ www/ Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam Mosque 637 Randolph St., Dayton, OH 45408 Phone: 937-268-0279

JEWISH Temple Anshe Emeth 320 Caldwell Street, Piqua Mailing address: 3808 Beanblossom Rd., Greenville, OH 45331 For Schedule, contact: 937-547-0092 or 2247033

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Upper Valley Career Center begins the shift to a 1:1 computer program NANCY LUCE, PHD Upper Valley Career Center Superintendent

Upper Valley Career Center is expanding its commitment to preparing students for an ever-

changing, globally-influenced work environment. The program begins this fall when all incoming juniors will receive an individual laptop for use throughout their enrollment at Upper Valley. When this is repeated in the fall of 2013 all students enrolled at the main campus will have access to a laptop. The implementation of a 1:1 laptop initiative has been in development for three years. In 2009, the Upper Valley Career Center Technology Committee began researching the viability and success of similar programs in other districts

throughout the country. Learning from other schools, we ini-

tiated a pilot program during the 2010/2011 school year. Students in four

career and technical programs: Architecture, Carpentry, PreEngineering and Teacher Academy received laptops or netbooks. Prior to the students being issued the devices, staff attended a technology “boot camp” to prepare for the implementation. The results of the pilot as well as what was learned from other districts indicated that the use of laptops expanded learning beyond the traditional school day by enabling the student to have access to the curriculum, assignments and teacher feedback 24/7. Accessibility to laptops

also permitted the increased use of electronic content and provided students with the most current information while reducing textbook, paper and desktop computer costs. In addition, the 1:1 laptop program will better prepare students for the expectations of the workplace as well as for the new online tests being developed by the State of Ohio. Key components of this initiative are the ongoing training of staff and students in the use of technology and the evaluation of the impact of these tools on instruction and learning.

Accelerated manufacturing training responds to immediate need This was just an idea a year ago. A team of industry and development leaders met with local educators to devise a plan of action in response to the urgent need for skilled entry level manufacturing workers. Manufacturing 101 is their collaborative solution and it’s happening at Upper Valley Career Center. The accelerated training course prepares machine operators in just 12 weeks and provides the option of on-the-job experience in just 5 weeks. Richard Haney an Industrial Engineer participated in the early discussion addressing the shortage of skilled workers now coordinates the program for the Career Center. Haney says, “A Manufacturing 101 student’s full-time job is to participate in training. With that focus we can move them from basic skills to confident and capable in a very short time.” The course is broken into three levels. Training begins in the classroom, moves

into the Industrial lab, and then as students progress they can begin to split their time between training at the Upper Valley Career Center and working in the production facility sponsoring their course. The cost of participation is to be covered by a sponsoring employer. The $4,000 tuition cost can represent a significant savings to the sponsoring employer. “The team anticipates this could be as high as $25,000 per new hire.” The student/employee will then concentrate their lab time using the equipment and set up skills required at that particular facility. The training is individual-centric customized to address the equipment and processes used on the production floor at the employer’s facility. Mark Allen, Piqua, is more than halfway through the program as an employee of HartzellAir Movement. Daren Haney, Piqua; Sandy Sparke,

Troy; David Self, Greenville; and Luke Fowler, New Carlisle; are current participants sponsored by the school’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education program. All have high hopes for real change in their prospects and employability upon completion of the program in April. Manufacturers interested in training and hiring prepared workers are encouraged to connect with Luke Fowler, Richard Haney at New Carlisle, wasn’t familiar the operation 937.778.8419 x317 of a turning la w the when he be ith M an ufacturing 10 or haneyr@uppergan 1, bu t no w he’s ready tribute on the to conjob.

Construction trades collaborate to build the school’s first modular home The Upper Valley Career Center construction trades programs continue to move forward with the school’s first industrialized housing project begun during the 2010/11 school year. The Paul Duke Industrial Housing Lab was constructed in 2010 with funds donated by the late Paul Duke more than 20 years ago. The 7,200 square foot working lab facilitates indoor construction of pre-sold modular homes specifically designed to meet the needs

of individuals with disabilities. The current project is being constructed in cooperation with the Shelby County Board of DD for a family in that community. The finished wheelchair accessible residence will be placed on the foundation later this spring. The 1456 square foot home was framed in two components last spring. Each of the two sections is elevated onto unique rail systems which are permanent fixtures in the housing lab constructed and

installed by the welding students. The system is designed to allow 360° access for construction as well as transportation. This past fall the carpentry students shingled and installed windows and vinyl siding on each half of the structure. Students in the Electrical Trades program then completed the rough in of the power service including the installation of switches, receptacles and boxes for the lighting fixtures.

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They also installed and wired the service panel for incoming 200 AMP power. The HVAC and R classes spent several weeks in January and February completing the ductwork, floor register cut ins and placement of cold air returns. Building and Grounds Maintenance then stepped in complete the rough in for the plumbing. Their work includes the water supply lines, drain lines, along with proper venting. The carpentry students finished installing the 1/2 inch drywall on the ceilings and side walls during February. Instructor Rick Lenhart said “this was the first time they have installed drywall. It took a little longer, but all the students were able to hang a significant amount of sheetrock.” Lenhart and

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his colleagues agree that working together on the project house is the best way to introduce students to the real-world collaboration among trades. Terry Krogman who supervises the program involved in the project says. “This is what it takes to complete any major construction project. It’s important that our students get to experience it on an actual build.

Troy. It’s something that just can’t be simulated in a lab.” The Duke Industrialized Housing Lab eliminates down time due to weather-related issues since all pre-delivery work can now be completed inside. Lenhart is pleased with the progress and is looking forward to seeing the house on its foundation later this spring.

PROGRAMS/STAFF INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRIAL HOUSING PROJECT: Carpentry - Rick Lenhart Building and Grounds Maintenance - Frank Segretti HVAC/R - Scott Nail and Tony Trapp Electrical Trades - Curt Hedrick and Jeff Burke Supervisor – Terry Krogman

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Bridge Programs prepare for success Upper Valley Career Center has been awarded an ABLE/AWE Bridges-to-Work Planning grant to identify ways of bridging ABLE students in to post-secondary education. The grant funded project will culminate with the launch of an innovative Pharmacy Technician Readiness program - the latest offering in the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) line up of Bridge Programming. ABLE Director Dr. Peg Morelli explains the Bridge Program concept, “Bridge programming prepares adults for success in post-secondary education and related careers. The programs are offered at no charge to participants, so it is an extraordinary opportunity.” Bridge programs deliver training in fields that have long-term employment potential. Currently ABLE offers Pharmacy Technician Readiness, Medical Readiness, and Manufacturing Readiness. The Pharmacy Technician Readinesscovers Pharmacology and related math, law, and ethics; a hands-on overview of the pharmacy environment through an externship experience; methods of communication in the health care field; CPR; First Aid; and AED training. Students will earn CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications besides gaining a basic understanding of what it takes to work in the pharmacy environment. “This opens the door for additional post-secondary training and/or employment in the field,” Morelli stated. Employment projections for Pharmacy Technician are excellent with opportunities in retail, mail-order, and health care facilities. According to Morelli it could also be a first step toward entrance in the School of Nursing or additional Pharmacy

Technician training available locally at Edison Community College. Medical Readinesswas first offered last summer. In addition to the basic education refresher courses, Medical Readiness includes an Introduction to Medical Terminology, Basic Math / Pharmacology Math, and CPR /First Aid certifications. Students see what it takes to be a successful student in a health care-related training program and earn CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications. Related post-secondary training offered through the Career Center includes Home Health Aide and State Tested Nursing Assistant in addition to the Practical Nursing. Current Medical Readiness students Elizabeth Franz, Troy, and Alicia Mumaw, Piqua, were in class at the Applied Technology Center, Piqua, with Elizabeth Fran z, Nursing Instructor Lois Shroyer, Piqua, on lab on Februa Troy, practicing CPR skill ry 29. s in February 29 for instruction in CPR and use of the AED. Franz isn’t certain what her next step will be, but is encouraged that she will have the opportuni- Internet ty for a good career that works with her priority of rais- and computer training may be brand ing a family. Mumaw knows her goal is to become a reg- new information for adult participants, but the valueistered nurse working in an emergency room. They both added topics in this free program include Forklift Safety have enjoyed the hands-on approach to learning that is and a 10-hour OSHA course. Students are also introincorporated in the Bridge programming. Franz duced to basic operation of machining tools such as describes the class experience as great and said, “It’s lathes and mills. Participants of the Manufacturing Readiness program have participated in the Career fun to do the hands-on. You learn more that way!” The third Bridge Program currently offered through Center’s new Manufacturing 101, and Machine Trades. Morelli says, “We want people to know there are good the Career Center is Manufacturing Readiness. It is similar in nature to the Medical and Pharmacy courses things happening at Upper Valley Career Center. The in that it covers learning and study skills and refresh- free Bridge programs were designed to help the people ers in reading, writing, and communications. The who need it most.”

Aerospace program launches careers in flight If you enjoy all things associated with aviation and the aerospace industry, you really should speak with Upper Valley Career Center Aerospace

Occupations instructor Richard Borgerding. This career and technical education teacher is living the dream – doing what he loves and sharing it

with others! “We are more than half way through the first year and the students are doing great,” he says. The class

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Pursuit of excellence Upper Valley Career Center Pursuit bloggers are sharing their experiences in Career and Technical Education, extra-circular activities, and every-day happenings at The Pursuit web site provides the community an open door into the bloggers successes, challenges, and real life adventures. The eleven senior bloggers came highly recommended by their instructors. All high achievers, the team has done an excellent job keeping their readers up to date and well informed. Andrew Shellabarger is a Level ll Interactive Media student from Piqua High School who enjoys writing and photography. Besides school Andrew stays busy working at Beppo Uno and doing volunteer work. He is active in Business Professionals of America and is focused on his Senior Capstone project. Bethany Pellman is a senior HVAC/R student from Sidney High School serving an apprenticeship with Emerson Climate Technologies. Those who follow Bethany’s blog know she enjoys bowling and is very competitive. She plans to continue the sport in college and hopes to someday own her own business. Brett Langenkemp is a Ft. Loramie student studying Architectural and Mechanical Design. Brett has enjoyed his academic classes especially Advanced Math. He stays busy with part-time work at Continental Express, Inc., is active with his church group, 4-H, and SkillsUSA. Daniel Farmer, Bradford,

joined the Pursuit blogger program this past fall to share his experiences as a participant in the Discovery program. Daniel is exploring a wide range of career options with Interactive Media being a favorite so far. Jessica Doak is a senior from Anna High School participating in the Interactive Media program. Jessica enjoys photography, so she is very happy that her Senior Capstone Project is developing a web site for a local studio. Jessica has worked part-time at Menards in Sidney, and hopes to pursue a career related to photography and interactive media. Jessica Rayl is like many Upper Valley Career Center students in that she maintains her ties at her home school by staying involved in sports. Jessica is a Fairlawn High School cheerleader and plays softball in the spring. Jessica serves as president of the Upper Valley Career Center Student Senate and works part time as her schedule allows. Jessica plans for the future include medical school to specialize Cardiology. While that goal may seem a far departure from her Career Center education, Jessica’s strategy has always been to develop skills now that can help pay for her education in the future. Mallorie Bell from Houston High School has already begun a medical career through participation in the Medical Technology program. Mallorie attained her STNA credential during her junior year. She is attends Edison Community College in the morning and works in her Career Technical

lab in the afternoons. Mallorie is a member of “Great Strides” and volunteers in support of the cystic fibrosis organization. Matt Carter is a PreEngineering student from Ft. Loramie High School. He began his senior school dividing his days between Edison Community and Upper Valley Career Center. Now he has replaced lab time with an Early Placement position at Minster Machine. He is enjoying the challenge and appreciates the on-the-job experience. An avid golfer, Matt finds time to compete on the Ft. Loramie squad and volunteer work. Nicole Apple is Environmental Occupations program (EOP) student from Covington High School. Nicole began working with the Miami County Park District in the summer and continues that employment through the Early Placement program. Nicole also works on her family’s dairy farm. Without a doubt, Nicole’s favorite learning experience this year was the EOP 10-day trip to Yellowstone National Park. Her pictures, video journal, and blog entries can be seen on the Pursuit web site. Noah Clark is an HVAC/R Apprentice from Houston High School. Noah divides his time between working full time at Area Energy and attending school full time. The Apprentice program’s two week on, two week off rotation makes that possible. Noah has accomplished all this and still managed to balance leadership roles in 4H and SkillsUSA.

has a long list of accomplishments already. They went flying, learned about the history of flight, studied aerodynamics, aircraft maintenance, and are restoring an aircraft in lab. Even with all that, Borgerding says the students are still energized and engaged during second semester. He continued, “This spring we are studying private pilot ground school, will have more field trips, and will be spending more time on the simulator.” The flight simulator was purchased for the program thanks to a Duke Foundation Grant acquired in collaboration with the Waco Historical Museum. The Elite® pro panel helps students relate the theory of flight and how an aircraft flies. Time spent on the trainer counts toward logged flight hours Next year Aerospace Occupations will move

Career Expo 2012 The area’s premier job fair, is Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. in the North Hall of Edison Community College, Piqua. The event is a partnership effort of Upper Valley Career Center, Edison Community College, the Job Centers of Miami and the Shelby Counties and the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from over 55 organizations and 14 four-year colleges.

into a newly renovated lab inside the main building. Their course of study will expand to cover composites, aircraft power plant, an introduction to aerospace engineering, and a wood wing build. “It’s going to busy year!” Borgerding says. “All that is in addition to the aircraft ground operations and aviation management we’ve already begun.” Borgerding brings a wealth of professional experience to the classroom. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Air National Guard. He has completed over 3400 hours of aircraft repair training in the military, is a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Technician, serves as commander of the Don Gentile Civil Air Patrol Squadron in Piqua, and in January

obtained his pilot’s license. With years of personal and professional accomplishment in the field Borgerding shares that one of the top ten highlights has to be seeing his students take their first flight. “Once a student takes control of the plane…it changes everything. The hard work, the long hours of study –it’s all makes sense and is worthwhile once they have that experience.” Aerospace students were given the opportunity to make that first flight with pilot Jake Minesinger, at the Sidney Airport in October. The Scott family donated fuel and the cost of the aircraft. It was the perfect way to begin the year, and continues to motivate the students to achieve more and go higher.

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Match 15, 1912 The members of the Sidney baseball team met at the Foresters Hall last evening for the purpose of transacting some important business and electing officers for the ensuing year. Charles Gerstner was re-elected manager; Joseph Kerrigan, assistant manager; Fred Cook, captain; Harry Knauer, umpire, and Sam Wildason, grounds manager. Work is expected to start next week on the grandstand to be erected. ––––– Frantz Joseph Trentmann, the Shelby county giant is dead. Blood poisoning caused his death which resulted from injuries sustained six weeks ago while he was engaged in cutting timber near Rhine. He was 22 years of age and exactly seven feet tall. He was the tallest man in this section of the country.

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25 years March 15, 1987 The district winners for the American Legion government test have been announced. They are Matthew Smith (Sidney High School) and Amy Fleck of Coldwater High School. They will both now compete at the regional level. ––––– The Sidney YMCA diving team placed second at the league meet held recently. Placing were Wendy King (2nd8 & under), Bryan King3rd and Emily Wannemacher-5th place. Justin Vordemark was 2nd in the 13-14 age group and Jay Westerheide was 4th in the same age group. In the 15-17 age group, Mike Wolfinger was 1st and Tony Wildermith finished 2nd. Liz Smith was 4th among the girls. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

March 15, 1937 Youngstown A decision to tear 72° | 53° down the present earthMansfield PA. 72° | 55° quake damaged school building at Anna and erect a new one was Columbus reached at a meeting of Dayton 75° | 56° 76° | 57° the Anna Board of Education held last evening in the office of Dr. D.R. Cincinnati 76° | 58° Millette, clerk of the board. Portsmouth In making the deci77° | 56° W.VA. sion the board considered carefully the KY. © 2012 inspection reports of ThunderIce Flurries Cloudy storms state officials and archiPartly tects who came to Anna Rain Showers Snow Cloudy and agreed that it would Weather Underground • AP be impossible and unsafe to attempt to forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures model the building. An interesting fact in the case was the $30,000 earthquake insurance policy which had been taken out by the board can make sports safe to printed name and ad- of 1932. asthmatics. Your son dress. Please allow four 50 years should warm up before weeks for delivery. March 15, 1962 participating in a pracCost of repairing the tice or game. He ought DEAR DR. DONO- Shelby County fairnot to take part in out- HUE: What makes grounds grandstand foldoor sports if the brown sugar? Is it better lowing a fire last July 17 weather is extremely for you than the ordinary was $2,631.94, accordcold. If athletics do in- white sugar? — H.S. ing to a payment made duce an attack, then the ANSWER: Brown Tuesday by the county boy can take any of a sugar is white sugar to number of medicines be- which molasses has been fore practice that pre- added. There’s not a vent airway obstruction. whole lot of difference His doctor must have a between the two. It’s not hand in this. The number healthier than white of preventive medicines sugar, nor unhealthier is large. There’s bound to than white sugar. be one that gets him through even the most DEAR DR. DONOrigorous physical activ- HUE: I read that chimity. panzees are incredibly The booklet on strong because of their asthma and its control fruit diet. Is this so? — explains this illness in W.H. detail. Readers can obANSWER: This isn’t tain a copy by writing: the first time this quesDr. Donohue — No. 602, tion has popped up. I Box 536475, Orlando, FL don’t know if chim32853-6475. Enclose a panzees are incredibly check or money order (no strong. If they are, I don’t cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 believe the strength Can. with the recipient’s comes from their diet. Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News Web site at

Playing sports with asthma DEAR DR. blockade of air DONOHUE: flow. An asthma Our teenager attack is most has asthma. It’s unpleasant. It causing him feels like somegreat unhappione is choking ness. He wants you. to play school Two or fewer sports, and he is daytime attacks talented at them. To your in a week and two We’re hesitant to or fewer nightgood allow him. It’s time attacks for a been a tough bat- health month indicate tle to get his Dr. Paul G. good control. If asthma conthe attacks can be Donohue trolled, and now completely abolthat it is, we don’t want ished, all the better. A to upset that. third criterion of control Are we being overly is no interference with a cautious? — H.A. person’s activity, and ANSWER: Asthma is that includes athletic acan obstruction to the tivity. flow of air into and out of Achieving control dethe lungs. The obstruc- mands identification of tion is reversible. A sud- any potential triggers to den narrowing of the an attack. Dust, molds, breathing tubes furry animals, pollens, (bronchi), along with in- cigarette smoke and air flammation of the tubes’ pollution are recognized lining and the produc- triggers. tion of thick mucus, Exercise frequently is causes the obstruction. a trigger. However, some The mucus adds to the preventive steps usually

to the Ferguson Construction Co. The cost, however, was covered by insurance for which the county has received payment from the companies holding the policy. ––––– In Sidney and Shelby County, 118 students are enrolled in driver training, a course that is one path to reduced rates for car insurance for parents. Classes are held at Sidney High, Botkins, Jackson Center, Fairlawn, Fort Loramie, Anna and Houston.

Wife’s respect for husband shrinks as tall tales grow DEAR ABBY: My or challenge him, he husband, “Sam,” and I gets defensive and have been married for says I’m “always” belit32 years, and all these tling or challenging years he has lied conhim in front of others. tinually. It has gotten Abby, even though I so bad that I cringe still care for this man, every time we’re inI don’t have the revited to family funcspect I wish I had for tions or get-togethers him. What can I do? — Dear with friends. Sam uses DISENCHANTED IN Abby these gatherings to be THE LAND OF ENAbigail the star of the show, CHANTMENT Van Buren spilling out the most DEAR DISENoutrageous whoppers CHANTED: After 32 you can imagine. years, there is nothing you can My family knows when he’s do about it. Your husband has lying or exaggerating about a personality problem — probsomething. They roll their ably related to insecurity — eyes and nudge me to let me that causes him to lie to get atknow they know. Sam fabri- tention. It’s pathetic, really. cates the most outlandish sto- However, to embarrass him by ries and never owns up to pointing it out in front of othanything he has done wrong. ers is cruel and unproductive. Instead he blames me or oth- Until he’s ready to admit to ers for his actions. If I confront himself that he has damaged

his credibility so badly that no DEAR TRYING: Continue one believes a word he says, trying not to judge. It is unnothing will change. derstandable that you’d identify with Kate’s husband since DEAR ABBY: My close his position is so similar to friend “Kate” has just told me what you experienced. If you she’s getting a divorce. She know and like him, befriend confided that she cheated on him. I’m sure he could use a her husband, “Phil,” and says friend right now. However, beshe doesn’t want to try to work fore you do, ask Kate if she on her marriage, even though would mind. they have a baby together. As to your question about Kate says that Phil is a great what to say to her, all you refather and he’s not abusive — ally need to do is acknowledge she just doesn’t love him any- her announcement by saying, more. “I’m sorry to hear it. I hope This came as a shock to me, you have given it careful conand I’m not sure how to be sideration.” Period. supportive. When I divorced, my husband was the one who DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. My cheated and left me, so I know father just started paying how Kate’s husband feels. I child support three years ago know I should be sympathetic for my twin sister and me. He to her, but I don’t know what only pays a small amount each to say. Can you help? — TRY- month, and he has never paid ING NOT TO JUDGE any medical or health bills for

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


3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, off street parking, 623 N. Ohio, $550 monthly, $550 deposit, (937)489-9921


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4 BEDROOM, 1 bath, full basement, newly remodeled, new stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, $700 monthly, NO PETS!, (937)658-3824

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FROM $565 TO $550

3 BEDROOM, large, newly painted, $535 monthly (937)498-1676

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

FOR RENT, For Sale, or Rent to Own. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1100 sq feet. No Pets. $650, (937)489-9080.




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

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MOVE IN TODAY! 2 & 3 bedroom homes starting at $12,500. Call Scott (937)498-1392.

KENWOOD AVE. Very good condition townhouse with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Washer/ dryer hook-up, air. $445 monthly plus deposit. (937)726-5992 or (937)295-3157 after 6pm

Village West Apts. "Simply the Best" (937)492-3450

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PUBLIC AUCTION Tuesday, March 27th @ 10:35am Phil's Cardinal Market Contents & 3 Parcels of Real Estate Complete Grocery Store 101 S. Main Street Jackson Center, Ohio Parcel 1 - 101 S. Main St., .70 acres, 8062 sq ft Building, Parcel 2 - 115 W. Pike, vacant land, .44 acres, 114' of frontage, Parcel 3 - 109 S. Main, 1900 sq ft, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms w/ detached garage, natural gas & city amenities Open House Dates Sunday March 18th & 25th 1pm - 3pm Contents - 1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, D-2-2X liquor license, (2) Henny Penny 500 fryers, BRIO band saw, Hobart meat slicer, Hobart mixer, (3) convection ovens, Stimpson meat grinder 532D, bread slicer, Taylor ice cream machine, BK Standex warmers, digital scales, stainless steel tables, NFS prep table, doughnut fryer, bailer, beer signs, freezers, coolers, racking, POS system, pallet jacks, ATM machine and food inventory. Too much to list. For complete terms and conditions & Open House Dates go to ID# 10777.

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

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FURNITURE 5 piece solid oak entertainment center. Excellent condition! $1500 (937)489-4806

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

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


SHOTGUNS, Winchester 12 gauge, semi-auto, Superx2, ducks unlimited, gold inlay, $750. 12 gauge Pump Springfield Stevens well used works great, $135. 20 gauge, single shot, 3 inch chamber, good first shotgun, works great, $120. SKS assault rifle, 6 bayonet, 30 round magazine, real nice, 7.62X39, $425. Ammo 7.62x39 $5 a box. Chuck (937)698-6362 or (937)216-3222

SIDNEY - 10277 MASON RD. SWING SET, wooden with slide. Good condition. $100. (937)492-1157


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


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SATURDAY, March 24, 9:30 AM A complete dispersal of a private collection featuring 180 TOY TRACTORS by; Ertl, Scale Models, Spec Cast, Franklin Mint & others. The majority of the toys will be 1/16th scale but to include several 1/12th scale Franklin Mint models, plus a MH 44 pedal tractor. You’ll like the variety being offered with many precision built tractors. The complete list complemented by the photo listing is available on our website at or call for details.

Patsy Watkins, Owner


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


LEGAL NOTICE The Salem Township Zoning Board of Appeals is hosting a public hearing on March 27, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Township Building located at 17500 St. Rt. 47. Linda E. Imke desires to start a home grooming business for pets. In A-1 District this can only be done on a conditional basis which requires a variance per zoning regulations.


Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty (937)335-6758

March 15 2266466

LEGAL NOTICE The City of Sidney hereby notifies all residents of Ordinance Section 553.01 Weeds. Between March 1 and December 31 of each year, no person or entity which is the owner of record of any parcel, lot or land within the City corporation limits shall permit any grass over twelve inches, noxious weeds, or untended, rank, and unmanaged growth of vegetation to grow thereon. The entire Ordinance Section can be viewed online at Any questions can be directed to the City’s Code Enforcement Office at 498-8133. Kirby King Code Enforcement Officer March 15 2267033


2012 Baby Album (Babies born January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011)

Publication Date:

April 19, 2012

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.

CITY OF SIDNEY IR-75 & SR-47 HIGHWAY LANDSCAPING Bidder must be ODOT Prequalified Worktype 46 Landscaping. Non-Mandatory, Pre-Bid meeting on March 26, 2012. Bids accepted until March 29, 2012. Complete details at or 937-498-8142. Mar. 8, 15, 22 2264957

To the Residents of Cynthian Township: The Cynthian Township Zoning Board will hold a public hearing at the Cynthian Township House in Newport on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request by Jeanette Seipel to re-zone a current 2.84 acre lot located at 6505 Stoker Road from B-2 (General Business) to A-1 (Agriculture). She has closed the Banquet Hall and would like to sell the property as a residence. Frank Langenkamp Zoning Enforcement Officer Mar. 15

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 WE BUY and haul junk cars and junk farm equipment. Call (937)869-2112. No job too big.

2007 V-STAR 1100 Silverado classic. 12,000 miles, excellent condition, saddlebags, hard chrome exhaust, cover, 2 helmets. $5500 cash only (937)570-7362

WANTED, Model A cars, engines, wheels, non running, call (937)658-1946, (937)622-9985 after 6pm

everybody’s talking about what’s in our 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

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LEGAL NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To GEORGE P. KINSTLE AND HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSE AND THEIR HEIRS, DEVISEES AND NEXT OF KIN: no known address, you are hereby notified that you have been named a defendant in a legal action entitled Tim G. Zimpfer, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. George P. Kinstle, et al., Defendants, (the “Complaint”). This action has been assigned Case Number 12CV32 and is pending in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Sidney, Ohio, 45365. The object of the Complaint is to quiet title against certain real estate located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio, Parcel Number 08-05153000.007 as to any interest owned by you, your heirs, devisees, successors and assigns. You are required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this notice which will be published once each week for six (6) successive weeks. The last publication will be made on March 22, 2012, and the twentyeight (28) days for answer will commence on that date. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as required by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated: February 6, 2012. /s/ Michelle Mumford, Clerk of Courts, Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio Feb., 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 2257791


LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF JACKSON CENTER, SHELBY COUNTY Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Village Administrator, 122 East Pike Street, Jackson Center, Ohio until 11:00 AM local time, on March 22, 2012, for the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment necessary too complete the project known as the West Street improvement Project and at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bids, sheets, plan and specifications can be obtained at said office on and after March 6, 2012. Each bidder is required to submit with its proposal, a Big Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Village administrator reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any and all bids. Bid envelopes should be clearly marked “West Street Improvement Project”. Bruce Metz, Village administrator Mar. 1, 8, 15 2262349

I-75 & US Route #36 (Exit # 82) Piqua, OH 45356

* Twins are handled as Two photos * Enclose photo, form and $21.75

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.

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Bill my credit card#_________________________________ Expiration date _________ Signature___________________________________________________ AMOUNT ENCLOSED____________

SUN, MARCH 25 - 2:00 PM THE GREENS OF SPRINGCREEK 10 Beautiful Fully Developed Building Sites. Some overlook the Piqua Country Club Golf Course. Tree Lined Streets. All Utilities Are In Place. Minutes To The Interstate. 12+ Acres of Development Land Will Also Be Offered!!! You Decide What To Build!!

OPEN HOUSE: SUN, MARCH 18, Noon to 3:00 PM

Attn: Baby Album 1451 North Vandemark Road Sidney, OH 45365

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

2005 SUZUKI BURGMAN 6,107 miles, good condition, runs excellent $3600 Call after 4pm or leave message (937)339-2866

TERMS: $2,500 Down on Day of Auction, Per Lot. Down Payment By Cash, Cashier's Check or Pre-Approved Personal or Business Check. 30 Days to Close. Taxes Prorated To Date Of Closing. DIRECTIONS: I-75 To Exit #83, Go West On County Road 25-A One Mile To Right On Hetlzer Road 1-3/4 Miles To Right On Augusta.

MATT HEATH REALTOR/AUCTIONEER Midwest Real Estate & Auction LLC 419-627-6780


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

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

Sat. March 24th, 10:00 am 180 W. 4th St., Minster, Ohio 45865 Wyen and Sons Inc. Roofing and Sheet metal shop have discontinued operations and are offering for sale the remaining tools and inventory. Dreison Krump size 10-18 10ft pan hand brake, platform scales, hand tools, boxes of hardware, bar shears, cleat bender, hand rollers, pipe crimpers, ridge tool, edger, cutting roller, 3ft peck & stow hand brake, lock former, peck & stow sheet metal roller, standing seam hand tools, old drill press, old soldering irons, stake bed for hand forming with 6 stakes, torches, metal cut off saw, heat guns, electric shears, electric drills, slate cutters, black slate cutters and hammers, old patterns, 10ft aluminum brake, vinyl siding cutting jig, electric ladder hoist ,pump scaffeling, ladder jacks, metal roof bucks, planks, eel, ratchet straps, shelving, hard hats, 4 safety harnesses, refrigerator, wheel barrows, craftsman table saw, table sander, air compressor, air nailers, truck tool boxes, shelving, step ladders,misc. roofing (standing seam and asphalt), vinyl siding and soffit, slate in various sizes, stove pipe dampers, gutter and parts, fire brick, skid of slate, windows and sidelites, electrical cabinet, stained glass window, rubberoid roof samples, set of cast iron legs, bar front, old invoice register, small pool table, knipco heater and much more! Terms: Check or cash with proper ID. A nice sale with many tools related to the sheet metal and roofing industry. Many hard to find items.

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

2007 CADILLAC STS AW drive, 6 cylinder, 51,500 miles, sunroof, heated & cooled seats, keyless entry, Gold, showroom condition, excellent gas mileage, 100,000 warranty, $19,500 (937)492-1501

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Troy Kies, Auctioneer/Realtor Mail or bring information to:

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

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

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


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

2006 CHEVY Impala LS, only 84,000 miles, New: tires, brakes, exhaust $7900 OBO, (937)677-6337


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BEAGLE MIX, Free to good home only. 3 month old male. White with brown spots. (937)638-0338.

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


Deadline: March 26, 2012


Morkies, Yorkie/poos, Shorkies (shih tzu/yorkie) Different ones later Garwick's The Pet People (419)795-5711 ◆◆▲◆◆▲◆◆▲◆◆




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

A small puppy?? We have them again

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





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