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13 candidates vie to be next police chief BY TOM MILLHOUSE City Manager Mark diff said 21 applications were received, but several did not Following the closing of the meet the city’s standards and application period, the search two withdrew from considerafor a new Sidney police chief tion, leaving 13 candidates. has moved into the evaluation Among the hopefuls are two process as the number of can- members of the Sidney Police didates will be reduced before Department - Capt. William P. interviews are conducted. Balling and Capt. Michael A. Current Chief Kevin Gessler Rosengarten. is retiring effective May 31. The other 11 candidates

are: Sean T. Asbury, police chief at Columbus State College; Michael J. Clancey, private consulting for Marine Corps; Robert J. Girod, sergeant with the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Police Department; Ronald Krueger, chief of Rockledge (Florida) Police Department; Stephen G. Maguschak, chief of Mingo Junction Police Department; Joseph Mahan,

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formerly with Miami County Sheriff’s Office; Bill D. Press, chief of Fair Hope (Alabama) Police Department; Ernest J. Pucillo, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York, N.Y.); Rodney M. Shoap, Lee County (Florida) sheriff; Guy F. Simone, captain with the Niles Police Department; and See CHIEF/Page 2

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Patricia L. (Puthoff) Billing • John Leo Seger • Max Leroy Rose • Wilma Meyer Schockman • Harvey J. Scmiesing


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One more to go Anna Rockets’ Natalie Billing high-fives her teammates as she takes a seat after the Rockets had buried the Orrville Red Riders in a hole too deep to get out of with one minute left to go in the fourth quarter at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus Thursday. For more on the game, see Page 17.

Inside the conclave:

Extra omnes to habemus papam BY RACHEL ZOLL The Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Three rounds of ballots had been cast with no winner, but it was becoming clear which way this conclave was headed. When the cardinals broke for lunch, Sean O’Malley of Boston sat down next to his Argentine friend, Jorge Bergoglio. “He seemed very weighed down by what was happening,” O’Malley said. Hours later, the Buenos Aires archbishop would step before the frenzied masses packed into St. Peter’s Square as Francis, the first pope from the Americas. Cardinals take an oath of secrecy when they enter a conclave, promising never to reveal what goes on inside. But as is customary, the cardinals involved share memories of their experience. How it began It began Tuesday afternoon with a procession. See CONCLAVE/Page 5

Local priests reflect on selection of new pope BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN The Rev. Pat Sloneker, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, had an appointment in his office late Wednesday afternoon when he heard the Sloneker s t a f f screaming in the outer office. “I knew either the place was being robbed or we had a new pope,” he laughed. Sloneker joins his fellow Catholic pastors from the



area in supporting the new Pope Francis. The Revs. Steve Shoup, of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Rick Nieberding, of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, John Tonkin, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, and Dan Schmitmeyer, of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, were all struck by the pon-


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tiff’s humility. “I’m happy with the election,” said Shoup. “I think he’s going to be a very pastoral pope.” “When he came out on the balcony — seeing his humility was very refreshing,” Tonkin said. The pope began his reign by asking his audience to bless him. The local priests See PRIESTS/Page 11

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Man shot after making threats a weapon, and shots were fired. The man suffered what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. A St. Marys Police Department officer and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputy are an administrative leave pending the results of an investigation, which is standard procedure when shots are fired. The police and sheriff ’s office will not release the names of the

suspect or officers or other details “to protect the integrity of the case,” according to the news release. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation will handle the investigation because of the involvement of St. Marys police officers and Auglaize County deputies. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, New Bremen Police Department and Wapakoneta Police Department assisted at the scene.

CHIEF Robert L. Yawn, captain with Osceola (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Cundiff said the process of selecting a new police chief will be similar the one used when Gessler was hired in 2009 to replace retiring Chief Steve Wearly. A committee made up of Cundiff, Gessler, Assistant City Manager Gary Clough, Human Resource Director Vicki Allen, Human Resource Coordinator Kelly Holthaus and Councilman Tom Miller

From Page 1 will trim the field to about seven or eight candidates to be brought in for a first interview. From that group, the field will be narrowed to three to five candidates for a second interview before a final selection is made. The city has contracted with Chad Legel of Selection Works, a Chicago-area company, to assist in the screening process. Cundiff said Legel was the consultant for the police chief selection process in 2009. He

said Legel sets up reallife scenarios for candidates to see how they react to certain situations during the assessment process. The city will pay $11,880 for Select Works’ services. Cundiff said the finalists will meet with city department heads and police command staff, as well as a “meet and greet” with city council members. The Civil Service Commission will then meet to review the assessment

scores and other information before preparing a list of the final three candidates. Cundiff will then select the prospective police from the three finalists and make an offer to that candidate. Cundiff said it is hoped a new chief will be hired by the end of May. He noted that if everything goes well, the new candidate would be on the job before Gessler leaves so there would be a short overlap period.

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Police log WEDNESDAY -8:53 a.m.: theft. Kelly J. Ferguson, 329 E. North St., reported someone broke into her vehicle and stole a GPS unit. Loss was set at $350.

Accident A Sidney woman was cited for an assured clear distance violation and was charged with driving under the influence following a crash on West Russell Road at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday. Susan Rupert, 31, 504 N. Main Ave., was arrested by Sidney police on the charges. Reports state Rupert was driving east on Russell Road when her car struck a rear wheel of a vehicle that was being towed and backed into a driveway at 825 W. Russell Road. The tow truck was being operated by Brian J. Mantor, 806 Johnston Drive. Rupert’s car sustained heavy damage. There was no damage to the vehicle being towed or the tow truck. Rupert suffered possible injuries, according to Sidney police reports.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -2:21 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of Lunar Drive. -1:41 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Arrowhead Drive. -12:13 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Doorley Road. -11:48 a.m.: accident. Medics responded to a traffic accident on Interstate 75 at mile marker 89. Two people suffre3d minor injuries.

-11:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2100 block of Michigan Street. -8:28 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1700 block of Michigan Street. -5:18 a.m.: injury. Medics responded 2500 North Kuther Road. -4:15 a.m.: injury. Medics responded to the 400 block of Lunar Street on a report of an injury. -2:43 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of West North Street. WEDNESDAY -11:57 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of West Russell Road on a report of an injury. -11:44 p.m. medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -10:29 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 block of Constitution Avenue. -9:25 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 500 block of Fourth Avenue. -7:09 p.m. medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Fulton Street. -5:18 p.m.: car fire. Firefighters responded to a car fire at 222 Jefferson St. The cause of the fire was listed as accidental as the owner was working on the fuel line when the fire started. Damage to the car, owned by Cody Grimes, was set at $1,500. -11:51 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of North Ohio Avenue. -10:38 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 500 block of North Main Avenue. -8:45 a.m.: no accident. Firefighters responded to the 800 block of Michigan Street on a report of an accident, but it turned out it was a car out of gas.


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one Ruestow; son, Kenneth; one grandchild, K e n d r a Ruestow Atherton; and one great grandchild and 12 in-laws. Wilma was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. She was a homemaker and helped with the family farm. She enjoyed cooking, baking, cross-stitching, dancing, walking, biking and playing cards. She will be remembered most for her strength, her smile, and her precious cookies. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Egypt. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18. Memorials may be made to Minster Community Fund and Wilson Hospice. Condolences may be at made

— EGYPT Harvey J. Schmiesing, 85, of 11755 Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, died 6:20 p.m. W e d n e s d a y, March 13, 2013, at his home. He was born April 1, 1927, in Minster, to the late John and Rose (Sommer) Schmiesing. He married Viona Prenger on Oct. 18, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt. She survives in Egypt. He is also survived by son, Paul Schmiesing and Beth Berning, of Egypt; daughter, Kathy and Lester Tobe, of Egypt; grandchildren, Jeff and Anne Tobe and Sara Tobe; great-grandson Jackson Tobe; sister Neoma Hoying, of St. Henry, brother, John Schmiesing, of Minster; sisters-in-law Mary Schmiesing, of Fort Loramie and Alvera Evers, of Chickasaw. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Edna Enneking, Leonard, Walter, Alma Boerger, Edwin and Cletus. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt, the Men’s Sodality of the Church, lifetime mem-

Patricia L. (P ut hoff) Billing, 82, of 14900 State Route 119, Anna, went home to be with her Lord on W e d n e s d a y, March 13, 2013. at 6:55 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born on June 2, 1930, in Sidney, the daughter of the late and Francis Frank (Adams) Courter. In July of 1950, she married John W. Billing, who preceded her in death and in November 1987, she was married to Donald B. Puthoff, who preceded her in death in April 1999. She is survived by three sons, James Billing and his wife Mary, of Anna, Jay Billing and his wife Judy, of Columbus and Josh Billing and his wife Cathy, of Minster; three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Jhonae) Clark, of North Carolina, Mrs. Ron (JoAnn) Egbert, of Mason and Mrs. Lew (Jenny) Warbington, of Sidney; three stepchildren, Michael Puthoff and his wife Peggy, of Fort Loramie and Michelle and Molly; 21 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Candy) Pennycuff, of Sidney. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter (Bud) Courter and Frankie Courter, and one sister, Brenda Schmitz. As well as being a housewife, Pat worked on the family farm help-

ing out her husband with all of the daily farming chores. For many years she was the outrider at the Shelby County Fair where her father was involved in horse racing. Pat dearly loved spending time watching her grandchildren participate in their sporting events during the year. She was a member of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and the Anna American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Jacob Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Althauser officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. Her family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. The family suggest that memorials may be made to the St. Jacob Lutheran Church window restoration fund or Comfort Keepers in memory of Patricia Billing. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Billing family at Cromes Funeral Home’s w e b s i t e ,

QUNINCY — Max Leroy Rose, 85, of Quincy, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Shelby County, a son of the late Kenneth E. and Frances Selina Chambers Rose. On March 23, 1946, he married Barbara J. Miller in Bardstown, Ky. and she died Dec. 20, 1996. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Frederick and

Steven Rose; five brothers, William Howard, Forest, Kenny, Louis “Pete” and Geral;, and two sisters; Bernice and Elizabeth. He is survived by a son, Daniel Rose, of Chatsworth, Calif.; two daughters, Kathy L. Schaefer, of Liberty Township and Cynthia Rose, of Cincinnati; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A 1946 graduate of Quincy High School, he

ber of the Minster Knights of Columbus, the Minster American Legion Post 387, past president of the Farm Bureau of A u g l a i z e County, past director of the Minster Farmers Co-op and of F.O.E. 1391 Minster. He was a 1945 graduate of Minster High School, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and owned and operated a dairy farm. Harvey enjoyed playing cards and traveling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 18 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be made at

John Leo Seger YORKSHIRE — John Leo Seger, 74, of Mendenhall Road, Yorkshire, passed away of complications of cancer early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Yorkshire, to Leo and Anna (Lehnert) Seger. On Aug. 11, 1962, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, John married Judy Ann (Simon) Seger who survives. Also surviving are five children Susan and John Merryman, of McIntyre, Pa., Joseph and Linda Seger, of Rossberg, Leo and Tina Seger, of New Weston, Janice Seger, of Osgood, Sharon and Michael Hoelscher, of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, RaeAnne, Jeremiah, Rachel and Susan Merryman; Mitchel Arling, Seth, Korie and Alaina Seger; Vivian and Jacobi Seger; Macey, Austin and Adam Hoelscher; one sister, Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Urban and Pauline Drees, of Yorkshire, Mary Ann Simon, Lurene and Jerry Monnin, and Dan and Sheryl Simon, all of Versailles. John was preceded in death by both parents, one sister, Rita Drees; brothers-in-law, Norbert Siegel, Bernard “Bud” and Richard “Dick”

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NEW BREMEN — Wilma Meyer Schockman, 92, formerly of Hanover Street, Minster, passed away on W e d n e s d a y, March 13, 2013, at 4:25 p.m. at Elmwood in New Bremen, where she had been a resident 2 1/2 years. She was born March 14, 1921, in Osgood to William and Eleonora (Bohman) Brandewie. She married on May 27, 1941, to Norbert J. Meyer and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1977. She married Louis M. Schockman in 1989 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2001. She is survived by one son, Thomas J. Meyer, of the Philippines; one daughter-in-law, Diane (Meyer) Winner and her husband Earl, of Minster; nine grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Omar and Clara Brandewie, of Osgood and Jack Brandewie, of Montezuma; and sisters-in-law, Edna Meyer Prenger, Audrey Meyer and Audrey Meyer. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie and George

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was a farmer and also worked as a machinist at Liberty Folder in Sidney. His body is being cremated according to his wishes and then a graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery, Quincy, with Pastor Frank James officiating. Condolences may be expressed at

Simon. John was a 1956 graduate of Minster High He School. served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War era. John was retired from Clopay of Russia since 2001. He had also been engaged in farming most of his working life. John enjoyed horseback riding and carpentry; he could build almost anything. For a while specialized in building garage-sized barns. John attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. He was a member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department 54 years, and a past member of the Osgood Life Squad. He had also belonged to the Goat Farmers and NRA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood with the Rev. David L. Zink presiding. Interment will follow at St. Martin’s Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to Osgood Fire Department, Osgood Life Squad, or charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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Lifting the veil on store brands BY CANDICE CHOI The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarkets including Kroger, Safeway and Whole Foods are improving the image of their store brands with better packaging and more distinctive offerings. But where exactly do these products come from? It’s a question a growing number of people may have as retailers increasingly develop their store brands as a way to cultivate loyalty among shoppers. Safeway, for example, offers versions of Doritos, Cheetos and other salty snacks. But rather than merely imitating the look of their big-name counterparts, the “Snack Artist” line comes in distinctive, earth-tone bags made to look more like a premium brand. The Safeway logo appears only a small strip at the bottom. “In many cases, people are buying some of our brands and think it’s a national brand,” said Diane Dietz, chief marketing officer for Safeway. The rise of store brands — known in the industry as “privatelabel” products — became apparent last year when ConAgra Foods Inc. said it was buying Ralcorp Holdings Inc. Although it’s not a household name, Ralcorp makes pasta, granola bars and other foods for a wide array of retailers. ConAgra executives note that there’s still plenty of room for with store growth, brands representing just 18 percent of packaged foods in the U.S., compared with 36 percent in the United Kingdom and 44 percent in the Netherlands. So as store brands get more attention, here’s a look at what’s behind the packaging. Who makes them? To maintain the image of their store brands, supermarkets like to keep the origins a mystery. One reason Whole Foods doesn’t reveal the suppliers for its in-house “365 Everyday Value” products is that it may be carrying other branded products made by the same companies, said Brianna Blanton, who manages store brands for the organic grocer. For a shopper, tracking down which company made a particular product can also be challenging because the store-brand industry is fragmented. Supermarkets often work with a network hundreds of suppliers to produce their store brands. These include national name-brand companies that make store

Refund delays CLEVELAND (AP) — A tax-preparation glitch could delay the returns of an estimated 30,000 Ohioans by up to six weeks. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported the estimated number of affected Ohioans on Thursday. The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that the glitch will affect about 660,000 tax returns nationwide

brands on the side as well as businesses that specialize in making store brands. The store-brand specialists often focus on certain product categories as well, said Mike Minasi, Safeway’s president of advertising and marketing. Overhill Farms, a company based in Vernon, Calif., for example, is known for making frozen foods, he said. And not all store brands are made by outside companies. Kroger, for instance, has 37 plants that churn out about 40 percent of its store brands. Safeway also makes some of its own brands. Are they really any different? Everyone knows store are usually brands cheaper. But they have also grown because they offer something new, or make an improvement on better-known products. One way Whole Foods differentiates its “365 Everyday Value” products is by examining nutritional stats. In many cases, a registered dietitian on staff works with the grocer’s suppliers to see if there are ways to lower sodium or fat content. Stores are pushing to offer more distinctive products. So the process for developing new storebrand items has gotten more sophisticated and mirrors how name-brand products are conceived and marketed, said Jesse Spungin, general manager for ConAgra’s store brands business. Nevertheless, people may wonder how unique some store-brand products can be when they’re made in factories that churn out other storebrand or name-brand products. Sometimes, the difference is really just cosmetic. To ensure efficiency in production lines, for instance, ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin says the company pushes “differentiation as far downstream as possible.” For some product lines, he said there are no changes made until the very end, when a different seasoning or packaging is applied. Pantry staples such as saltines are less likely to have significant differences as well, because people expect certain qualities for such products. There’s also less room for variation with products that only have a few ingredients. “There aren’t a lot of changes you can make to a can of low sodium black beans,” said Blanton of Whole Foods. ——— Follow Candice Choi at

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Finally a graduate With friends and family watching, Reba Williams, 106, receives her high school diploma from Mount Vernon Schools Superintendent Steve Short at her home in Columbus on Wednesday. Williams said she completed high school in Ohio but was denied her diploma because she refused to read a final book assigned by a teacher. She'd read it once and didn’t want to read it again. The Mount Vernon Board of Education approved issuing Williams’ diploma earlier this month. A retired English teacher had approached the board about giving Williams the diploma after reading about her earlier this year. Williams says she hopes current students realize that learning is important.

Democrats push for answers on JobsOhio funding COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Democrats said Thursday they plan to ask a state legislative committee to force leaders of the job creation nonprofit JobsOhio to appear before the panel to address questions over its financing. State Reps. John Carney and Denise Driehaus told reporters they will call for a vote by the House Finance Appropriations and Committee to subpoena the entity to speak publicly about how it has used millions of dollars. “These are public dollars, this is a public-private partnership, and we want you to come in and testify,” Driehaus said. Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Legislature created JobsOhio to attract jobs to the state and keep them. Economic development duties from a state government department, now called the Development Services Agency, were shifted to the private nonprofit, which is not subject to the same oversight. Democrats have criticized JobsOhio since its creation in 2011 for its lack of transparency. And JobsOhio’s ability as a private entity to manage taxpayer dollars under Ohio’s Constitution is the subject of an ongoing legal challenge joined by liberal and conservative groups. But questions over JobsOhio’s funding have mounted after the state’s Republican auditor issued a subpoena last week seeking access to its private financial books. Auditor Dave Yost has given JobsOhio Chief Financial Officer Kevin Giangola until Tuesday to produce the records after JobsOhio declined to volunteer them. He has asked for financial statements, spending and

revenue ledgers, salary and benefits payments and other documents — or an explanation for withholding them. Yost says he has the right to audit the public and private funds flowing through the publicprivate partnership, though the administration and Republican leaders who control the Legislature think otherwise. Yost has said he wants to make sure JobsOhio’s money “is working for the people of Ohio — creating jobs and growing this economy for our families.” He says there’s no

confusion over his authority to audit JobsOhio, which recently went to market with a $1.5 billion bond offering backed by proceeds from its rights to the state’s liquor business for the next 25 years. JobsOhio spokeswoman Laura Jones said the entity welcomes the auditor’s review of its public funds. “We recognize having him review all public funds that DSA (the Development Services Agency) has provided to JobsOhio is appropriate, and we look forward to working with him in that effort,” Jones said.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A member of Ohio’s state school board has died a day after casting a vote in the high-profile selection of a new state superintendent. Jeff Hardin, 58, died of a heart attack Wednesday. Hardin was first elected to the 19member board that sets policy for Ohio’s public schools in 2008. On Tuesday, he had cast a vote that helped elect Richard Ross as Ohio’s next public schools chief. Ross is a top education adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). Ohio law gives Kasich 30 days to fill Hardin’s vacancy. His replacement would have to run for the post in November 2014. Funeral services for Hardin are scheduled for Monday in Batavia. He will be buried in Hubbard the next day.

Service held VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Navy is honoring two divers who died mysteriously during underwater operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore. Their unit held a memorial service Thursday in Virginia Beach for Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Mo. A spokesman says more than 400 people attended the service. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 Commander Michael Runkle says Reyher and Harris were heroes and extraordinary men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, March 15, the 74th day of 2013. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with about 100 reporters for the first formal presidential press conference. On this date: • In 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. • In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. • In 1767, the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born in Waxhaw, S.C. • In 1820, Maine became the 23rd state. • In 1919, members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convened in Paris for a three-day meeting to found the American Legion. • In 1944, during World War II, Allied bombers again raided German-held Monte Cassino. • In 1956, the Lerner and Loewe musical play “My Fair Lady,” based on Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” opened on Broadway. • In 1962, a chartered Flying Tiger Line airplane carrying 107 people, most of them U.S. Army personnel, disappeared while en route from Guam to the Philippines. “No Strings,” Richard Rodgers’ first musical following the death of longtime collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway. • In 1964, actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second. • In 1970, Expo ‘70, promoting “Progress and Harmony for Mankind,” opened in Osaka, Japan. • In 1972, “The Godfather,” Francis Ford Coppola’s epic gangster movie based on the Mario Puzo novel and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premiered in New York. • In 1985, the first Internet domain name,, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corp. of Massachusetts. Ten years ago: Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China. Protesters in Washington, D.C., and around the world demonstrated against an anticipated war with Iraq.

OUT OF THE BLUE Newborn speeds into officer’s arms IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City police officer pulled over a speeding SUV — then helped the driver and his passenger deliver a baby. When Officer Kevin Wolfe stopped the vehicle Sunday night, the driver jumped out and yelled, “Sir, we’re delivering a baby right here, right now!” Wolfe tells Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG that by the time he reached the passenger door of the SUV, the baby’s head and arms were already out. He assisted in the final stages of the delivery and wrapped the child in a blanket before escorting the family to a hospital. The episode was captured by Wolfe’s dashboard camera. Police spokeswoman Vicki Lalla says Wolfe didn’t issue a speeding ticket and so did not take down the parents’ names.

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HOUSE MINORITY Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks after a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2013, as Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., (left) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., (right) listen.

Senate GOP tells Obama to tone down the attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans told President Barack Obama on Thursday to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to support controversial changes in Medicare if he wants a compromise reducing deficits and providing stability to federal benefit programs. Participants at a 90-minute closed-door meeting said Obama acknowledged the point without yielding ground — and noted that Republicans criticize him freely. “To quote an old Chicago politician, ‘Politics ain’t beanbag,’” the president said. The discussion came as Obama wrapped up a highly publicized round of meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers

in both parties and both houses of Congress in hopes of building support for a second-term agenda of deficit reduction, immigration overhaul and gun control. Obama met separately with Senate Republicans and House Democrats as legislation to lock in $85 billion in spending cuts and avert a government shutdown on March 27 made plodding progress. Separately the two parties advanced rival longer-term budgets in both houses. No breakthroughs had been anticipated and none was reported in the closed-door sessions, although Obama told reporters before returning to the White House, “We’re making progress.”

In the Senate, several Republicans told the president his rhetoric was not conducive to compromise. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota referred to a recent interview in which Obama said some Republicans want to eviscerate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “Nobody here believes those programs ought to be gutted,” Thune told Obama, the senator later recalled. “It’s better if the president is here fully engaged with us than traveling around the country saying Congress isn’t doing its job,” Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming later told reporters, summarizing comments he and others had made. “The president needs to be here working side by side with Congress.”

Physicists find a Higgs boson GENEVA (AP) — It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago. In what could go down as one of the great Eureka! moments in physics — and win somebody the Nobel Prize — scientists said Thursday that after a half-century quest, they are confident they have found a Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic speck sometimes called the “God particle.” The existence of the particle was theorized in

1964 by the British physicist Peter Higgs to explain why matter has mass. Scientists believe the particle acts like molasses or snow: When other tiny basic building blocks pass through it, they stick together, slow down and form atoms. Scientists at CERN, the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced in July that they had found something that looked like the Higgs boson, but they weren’t certain, and they needed to go through the data and rule out the possibility it wasn’t something else.

CONCLAVE Reciting a hypnotic Gregorian chant, the 115 princes of the church, dressed in red robes over white lace tunics, filed two by two into the frescoed masterpiece that is the Sistine Chapel and took their seats at four rows of tables. One used a wheelchair and was helped to his place by his colleagues. Then each man moved to the front and took an oath not to reveal what was about to occur: “we promise and swear not to break this secret in any way, either during or after the election of the new pontiff.” With a cry of “extra omnes” — “all out” — the massive double doors swung shut, the key was turned and the conclave was under way. Saying it twice No matter how beautiful the chapel, Chicago Cardinal Francis George said, the acoustics aren’t great. The presiding cardinal, Giovanni Battista Re, had to explain each step in the ritual twice, once to each side of the room. Other than that, there was only silence. “The conclave is a very prayerful experience,” O’Malley said. “It’s like a retreat.” Each man wrote a few words in Latin on a piece of paper: “I elect as supreme pontiff…” followed by a name. One by one, they held the paper aloft, placed it on a gold-and-silver saucer at the front of the room, and tipped it into an urn. And then the tallying began, with three cardinals — known as scrutineers — reading out the name on each slip. When they finished counting, it was clear the field remained wide open, said Cardinal Sean Brady, leader of the church in Ireland. “There were a number of candidates,” he said. A cardinal threaded the ballots together and put them in a stove. Outside in St. Peter’s Square, as black smoke billowed from the chimney, the cheering crowd fell silent and began to thin. Ritual repeated On Wednesday morning, the cardinals

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On his first day as shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis picked up his luggage at a Vatican hotel, personally thanked each member of the staff and even paid his own bill. Then, at his first Mass, he delivered a short, unscripted homily — in Italian, not the Latin of his predecessor — holding the cardinals who elected him responsible for keeping the church strong. Pope for barely 12 hours, Francis brushed off years of tradition and formality Thursday with a remarkable break in style that sent a clear message that his papacy is poised to reject many of the trappings enjoyed by now-retired Benedict XVI. That was hardly out of character for Francis. For years, as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentine pastor took the bus to work, kissed the feet of AIDS patients and prayed with former prostitutes, eschewing the luxurious residence that would have been his due as archbishop of Buenos Aires. But now he is pope — the first from the New World and the first Jesuit — and his style both personal and liturgical is in a global spotlight. On his first day, he couldn’t have signaled a greater contrast to Benedict, the German academic who was meek and generous in person but formal and traditional in public. The differences played out Thursday in the Sistine Chapel as the 76-year-old Francis celebrated his first public Mass as pope. Whereas Benedict read a three-page discourse in Latin, Francis had a far simpler message. Speaking off-thecuff for 10 minutes in easy Italian, he said all Catholics must “build” the church and “walk” with the faith. He urged priests to build their churches on solid foundations, warning: “What happens when children build sand castles on the beach? It all comes down.” “If we don’t proclaim Jesus, we become a pitiful NGO, not the bride of the Lord,” he said.

From Page 1 filed in again and repeated the ritual of voting. Each man filled out his ballot and walked to the front of the room. “When you walk up with the ballot in your hand and stand before the image of the Last Judgment, that is a great responsibility,” O’Malley said. There were two votes before lunch, and the field was narrowing. But the smoke was black again, and the crowd was again disappointed. This time, however, they didn’t leave the square. He was somber At lunch, O’Malley sat down besides Bergoglio. “He is very approachable, very friendly,” he said. “He has a good sense of humor, he is very quick and a joy to be with.” But with the vote going his way, Bergoglio was uncharacteristically somber. Almost there In the first afternoon ballot, the cardinals were getting close to a decision. But not quite. They started over, and the scrutineers read out the names. And it began to dawn on the men that their work was done. “It was very moving as the names were sounding out,” Brady said. “Bergoglio, Bergoglio, and suddenly the magic number of 77 was reached.” The cardinals applauded at 77, and again once the tally was complete. “I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. Will you accept? A cardinal asked Bergoglio whether he accepted the papacy. “I am a sinner, but as this office has been given to me, I accept,” he said, according to three French cardinals. Bergoglio announced the name he would assume — Francis — and went to change into the papal robes in the Room of the Tears, so named because many have wept at the enormity of the task they face. When Francis returned to the chapel, “his first action was to go to a cardinal in

a wheelchair and go to the back of the chapel to greet him,” Brady said. Aides brought in a platform with a white chair for Francis to sit on as the cardinals came one by one to pay their respects. The pope declined, Dolan said. “He met with us on our own level,” Dolan said. Dolan said he felt a strange emotion as he kissed the pope’s ring. “It’s very difficult to explain,” Dolan said. “You obviously get to know your brother cardinal. But all of a sudden the identity is different.” Facing the public It was time to face the public. More than 100,000 people had jammed into the square, and Francis prepared to greet them from the balcony. Vatican workers lined up to shake his hand, but Francis was worried about a delay, Dolan said. There were too many people outside waiting in the rain, and he didn’t want to keep them. As Francis stepped out on the balcony, cardinals rushed to the windows to look out over the crowd. It was nighttime, and George expected a “sea of umbrellas.” Instead, he saw flashing lights of cameras across the square. “It looked like jewels,” George said. The crowd jumped up and down, poking umbrellas in the air. Strangers embraced. He took a bus After the address, a car came to take the new pope to dinner, and buses for the rest of the cardinals. The car returned empty. “As the last bus pulls up, guess who walked out,” Dolan said. Francis had dinner with the others. They toasted him, “then he toasted us and said, ‘May God forgive you for what you’ve done,’” Dolan said. By the time the night was over, cardinals said, the new pope seemed comfortable in his new robes. “Last night, I think there was a peace in his heart,” O’Malley said, “that God’s will had been accomplished in his life.”


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Russia, 9 to 10 a.m. • The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy, 107 W. Main St. at 10 a.m. for a social time and breakfast. Members can take breakfast items to enjoy along with pastries, muffins, juice and coffee. The hostesses are Annette Stewart, Sandy Miller, and Betty Brown. Following breakfast, at 10:30 a.m. there will be a brief meeting followed by a tour of the museum. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Fort Loramie, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • A support group for survivors of sexual abuse meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For information, call (937) 295-3912 or (937) 272-0308.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public.

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Record of a long, tiring day 4:50 a.m.: My hard enough. husband, Joe, 7 a.m.: The didn’t have to bus comes and work today, so the children are we were able to off to school. sleep later than D a u g h t e r usual. I get up Susan doesn’t daughter as have to babysit Elizabeth is today, so I will Amish awake and packbe glad for her ing her lunch for help. We get Cook work. some more ta5:15 a.m.: Lovina Eicher bles set up in Elizabeth leaves the basement for work. Joe gets up to and get everything check on the coal stove ready to cut up all that while I fix us a pot of cof- beef. fee. 8 a.m.: Sister Emma 6 a.m.: I wake up the and her daughter, Elizarest of the children. They beth, arrive to help us. want coffee soup for 8:15 a.m.: We have breakfast, while they get breakfast, which is egg dressed for school. Dutch, bacon, toast, Seems this hour always cheese, sliced tomatoes, goes fast. Usually some- coffee, and juice. one can’t find their shoe 9 a.m.: We are ready or someone else has for- to start on the beef. Joe gotten to do their home- cuts out the steaks while work so that it is rush, the rest of us work on rush to get ready for the cutting up strips of hambus. Joe is outside cut- burger for the grinder. ting a quarter off the We also cut the meat 1,740 pounds of beef we into small chunks, which dressed Friday night. I will process later. The boys go outside to Noon: Emma’s son, help push the pony Steven, comes off the wagon that Joe put the bus here from school. beef on down to the 1 p.m.: We finally take basement where we will a break and eat grilled cut up the beef. It is nice cheese for lunch. I also to have walk-out doors fixed some “rare beef ” so that they can pull the for us all. wagon up to the table. 1:45 p.m.: We are alThe quarters of beef are most finished with the heavy so just lifting second quarter. It takes them from the wagon to a lot of time to trim all the table was the bones and cut all


that meat. I am also slicing some of the steaks. 3:30 p.m.: The rest of the children are home from school. 4 p.m.: Jacob and his children come over to help. Our friend, Dan, also comes in and gives us a lift. It helps that he keeps our knives sharpened too. Working around the bones, the knives get dull fast. 5 p.m.: Daughter Elizabeth is home from work. She is working 10hour days, which gets tiresome. Elizabeth’s friend, Timothy, also comes to help with the beef. Things are moving faster with so many people helping with cuts of meat. The boys go outside to do the chores. Elizabeth makes supper for everyone. 6:30 p.m.: We are almost done and the hamburger is being put through the grinder. All the cut-up meat is carried out to the tool shed. It will stay cold while we work on getting it bagged and processed for the freezer over the next few days. 7:30 p.m.: It is late to eat supper and we wanted to finish up first. The younger children ate while we are finishing up. Elizabeth made spaghetti and meatballs, potato soup, along with

SIX-LAYER CASSEROLE 2 cups sliced raw potatoes 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced green peppers 1 cup sliced onions 3 cups sliced tomatoes 1 pound ground beef Ground ground beef and put into a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Layer vegetables twice. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour until potatoes are soft.

Fort Rowdy festival seeks art entries

• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. VERSAILLES — • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Stacey Ann Reed, of VerNever Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian sailles, and Jordan Lee Church, 320 E. Russell Road. Grogean, of Russia, have announced their engageCOVINGTON — The Monday Morning Fort Rowdy Gathering is • The New Bremen Public Library New Neigh- ment and plans to marry April 6, 2013, in the St. accepting entries for its bors Playgroup meets at 10:30 a.m. Remy Catholic Church in 21st annual art contest. Monday Afternoon Russia. The winning entry will • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the SidThe bride-to-be is the be used to represent the ney Moose Lodge. For more information on actividaughter of Randy and 2013 Fort Rowdy Gatherties or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at Mary Gump and Robert ing on its printed mate492-3167. and Sheila Reed, all of rial. The deadline for Monday Evening Versailles. She graduentries is May 3. The win• Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. For informa- ated from Versailles ner will receive recognition, contact Starr Gephart at 295-2323. High School in 2007 and tion for the artwork and a • Versailles Health Care Center offers a free from Ball State UniverGrogean/Reed limited edition medallion. Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the sity in 2011. She is em1. There is no cost to Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information ployed by Wilson Memorial Hospital and IU Health enter. Entries must be about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and Ball Memorial as a registered nurse. mailed flat or rolled, not rehab to people considering joint replacement. For Her fiance is the son of John and Linda Grogean, folded, to The Fort Rowdy information, call Shannon Condon at (937) 526- of Russia. He is a 2005 graduate of Russia Local Gathering-Artwork, P.O. 0130. School and is employed by the Sidney Fire Depart- Box 23, Covington, OH • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of ment as a firefighter/paramedic. 45318. Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new memDear Readers: I travel show for several write the phone bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom a lot across the country days. Luck was number on the Frantz at 492-7075. (Florida for two speeches, on my side, and a “envelope” or • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 Los Angeles for a TV show friend gave me key-card holder. p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, and back to my home base an invitation, so Many cards have New Bremen. in San Antonio for several I was able to atjust the hotel • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the speeches) for charities, tend the presichain info on Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue groups and conventions. d e n t i a l them, as do some and Russell Road. This January, I was in the inauguration! of the notepads Tuesday Morning Hints Washington, D.C., area for Visit my website, in the room, • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Min- a home-improvement www.Heloise. which are no from ster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to com, for links to help if you need 11 a.m. Heloise to call the hotel the hints I Tuesday Afternoon shared on sev- Heloise Cruse directly. The key • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at eral Washington, is always with Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran D.C., TV shows, plus a few me, so if I need the numChurch, 120 W. Water St. photos. ber, I have it. — Heloise • The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Here’s my travel hint P.S.: My other travel A delicious treat Springfield hosts a support and education group for that was submitted for that I found invaluable on hotel “key” hint? I drop cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 competition in the this trip: The phone num- the key in the holder and p.m. The groups are free and open to anyone who 2012 Shelby County ber of the hotel was not put it right on the floor by has a need for cancer education and support. For Fair. printed on the key-card the door. I always know more information, call the cancer center at (937) holder anywhere! Now, I where it is! 325-5001 or the American Cancer Society at (937) PEANUT BUTTER CUP FUDGE 399-0809.

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cheese and crackers for supper. While we start eating, I fixed rare beef. It is best to eat right out of the skillet. It is also time-consuming since we only make one piece at a time. It just wouldn’t be the same to not get to taste rare beef on butchering day. 8:30 p.m.: Dan, Jacob and Emma all leave for home. We appreciated everyone’s help. It was really windy and snowy when they left. The children are hoping for a snow day and no school tomorrow. I am also hoping they will have off so I will have more help with the meat. 9 p.m.: Timothy leaves and we are all ready for bed. It has been a long, tiring day. God’s blessings for all.

2. The artwork must be period correct, representative of the late 1700s and early 1800s (pre-Civil War). 3. The drawing must be on white stock paper, in a black medium, so artwork is crisp and easily reproduced. 4. Drawing size must be a minimum of 5 inches by 7 inches. 5. All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Fort Rowdy Gathering. For more information, call Johanna McGrath at (937) 448-2389.

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• Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Highly Recommended Book Club meets at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster at 6:15 p.m. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts story time at 6:30 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

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Quilt editor to give speech in Lima grandmother, quilt designer and the editor of Quilter’s World. She also has a successful quilt shop in Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Mich. She has made a name for herself in the quilting world with her awardwinning techniques of mixing traditional piecing with fusible-art applique. Nineteen quilt shops will have merchandise for sale during the Grand Lake One Stop Shop Hop.

Numerous quilting techniques and demonstraare planned tions throughout both days. Everyone attending March 22 will receive a copy of Quilter’s World magazine. Attendees on both days will be able to register for hourly door prizes as well as a chance to win one of 19 $50grand prizes. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23. Admission is $5.

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ELLA ELY, now deceased, plays piano at a wedding in 1968. A reunion of her students is planned for April 14.

SHS casts spring show: ‘Music Man’ Sidney High School will produce the musical, “The Music Man,” by Meredith Willson March 21-23 at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and are available in advance at the Sidney YMCA. The cast is as follows: Harold Hill will be played by Jordan Miller; Marian Paroo, Carrie Stratton; Mrs. Paroo, Victoria Wilver; Marcellus Washburn, David Young; Ethel Toffelmier, Meaghan Cain; Winthrop Paroo, Lucas Finke; Amaryllis, An-


gelina Carpenter; Tommy Djilas, Nathan Bemus and Zaneeta Shinn, Victoria Smedley. Also Gracie Shinn, Lauren Boyd; Mayor Shinn, Jack Martin; Eulalie Shinn, Taylor Busse; Charlie Cowell, Samuel Richards; Constable Locke, Dylan Zerkle; Conductor, Alec Batton and Farmer, Matt Schwarzman. Also Alma Hix, Lauren Heaton; Maud Dunlop, Emily Fulk; Mrs. Squires, Carylie Mosle; Jacey Squires, Rob Holloway; Ewart Dunlop, Adam Gates; Oliver Hix, Tyler

Murphy; and Olin Britt, Frank EnYart. River City Townspeople will be portrayed by Celine Rice, Colleen Brunswick, Kayla Frick, Tori Heffner, Kathryn Saunders, Tiara Hicks, Emily Reid, Marie Butts, Ann Imke, Danielle Cooper, Joey Boldman, Alli Fair, Emily McCrosky, Tehya Bockrath, Laura Brady and Kylie Stanley. Also Brenna Elmore, Bethany Yinger, Heather Gold, Kara Boze, Lorah Bontrager, Gloria Arthur, Kiersten Sprague, Evan Burden, Rodney Campbell and Hannah Brown.


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Knights of Columbus, St. Gaspar del Bufalo Assembly, donated baby items MINSTER — Mem- during a baby shower rebers of the Ladies Auxil- cently. The clothes, handmade iary of the Fourth Degree

blankets, baby pads, hats and diapers were distributed to the Elizabeth Center in Sidney and the Choosing Life Pregnancy Center in Celina.

Reunion of piano students planned A reunion of former piano students of the late Ella Ely has been planned for April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave. Former student pianists are invited to honor and share memories of their teacher who taught aspiring musicians in Shelby County for more than 50 years. Ely began teaching piano even before attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music following her graduation from Green Township High School. She then taught music for two years in Chatham, Va., entered the Sherwood Music School in Chicago and graduated in 1929. She returned to Sidney, mar-

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FORT LORAMIE — During their February meeting, the Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary members voted to make a donation of $100 to the Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity at Southern College of Optometry. The organization sends students and doctors abroad to perform eye exams and distribute prescription eyeglasses. In other business, the auxiliary: • Welcomed District 2 President Shirley Maurer and Past District 2 President Janet Suchland, who praised the group for meeting 2012 membership goals. • Discussed a request by the Fort Loramie Liberty Days Picnic committee for a donation. • Discussed the Poppy Shop open house, which will be in Sandusky April 7. • Planned a blood drive at St. Michael Hall for Feb. 19. • And heard reports that Unit 355 will send two girls to Buckeye Girls State, one from Russia and one from Fort Loramie, and that several members plan to attend the Spring Round Table in St. Henry. The next meeting will be April 8.

Sports equipment exchange in Piqua PIQUA — A Learning Place, 201 R.M. Davis Parkway, will host an exchange of used sporting equipment March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents can sell or donate for sale sports equipment that is in good condition. Admission is free. A lunch stand will be open. People who plan to sell or donate items for

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ried and raised a family, all the while giving lessons in the parlor at her home. Dana gey, one of her students, said, “Though our life’s paths might be grand, we learned much by following a curvy, quaint path to Mrs. Ely’s home.” Ely’s daughter, Marilyn, and other family members will attend the reunion. The piano at the Gateway Arts Council will be available for those wishing to perform during the gathering. For information or to register to attend, call Ruth Ann Chrisman at 492-7374 or email her at m.

Fairlawn High School seniors, alumni, and adult school district residents may be eligible for $1,000 scholarships for college or technical school education from the Robert and Thelma Sargeant Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County. Fairlawn High School seniors must plan to attend an accredited trade school or college pursuing a two-year or fouryear degree. Selections are based upon financial need, academic ability, community and school service, and recommendations. Open enrollment students must have attended at least two years in the Fairlawn Local School district. Online applications must be completed by Thursday. Alumni and current adult residents of the Fairlawn school district may also apply for the Robert and Thelma Sargeant Past Graduate/Adult School District Scholarship. Applicants must be attending an accredited adult education program, trade school, or pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited college or university. Online applications must be completed by June 3. Interested stumay apply dents through the Community Foundation’s website at This scholarship fund was established through a gift from Robert and Thelma Sargeant.

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MITCHELL EVERETT, 16, of Sidney, tries on a tux with some help from Nita McCrum at Ron & Nita’s in Sidney recently. Everett is the son of Michelle Everett and Bill Everett.

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JORDYN HUMPHREYS, 16, of Fort Loramie, checks out a prom dress possibility at Emmy’s Bridal in Minster recently. Humphreys is the daughter of Mark and Norma Humphreys.

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The following is a schedule of the area’s high school proms in 2013: Anna High School, April 20 at Shelby Oaks in Sidney. Botkins High School, May 4 at the school. Christian Academy High School, Junior-Senior Evening, May 4 at the school. Darke County developmentally disabled students, Stars of Paradise hosted by Versailles Christian Church, April 12 at Greenville Elks Lodge. Fairlawn High School, April 20 at the Port Jefferson Community Center. Fort Loramie High School, April 26 at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. Houston High School, April 6 at Shelby Oaks in Sidney. Jackson Center High School, May 4 at Shelby Oaks in Sidney. Lehman Catholic High School, May 11 at Shelby Oaks. Minster High School, May 4 at Minster Elementary School. New Bremen High School, April 20 at the school. New Knoxville High School, April 19 at the school. Riverside High School, May 4 at the Huntsville Events Center. Russia High School, April 27 at St. Remy Hall in Russia. Sidney High School, April 27 at Shelby Oaks. Versailles High School, May 4 at the school.

THIS WRIST corsage, available at Sidney Flower Shop, features tiny LED lights. The high-tech arrangements are pricey, at $40-$45, but teens like them because when the lights are low for slow dances at the prom, the LED lights create a romantic atmosphere.

Dance planned for DD in Darke County VERSAILLES — The Versailles Christian Church will host Stars of Paradise, a formal prom for developmentally disabled Darke County residents 16 and older and their caregivers on April 12, form 7 to 10 p.m. at the Greenville Elks Lodge, 214 S. Third St. Doors will open at

6:30 p.m. Advance registrations are required by April 5 and can be made by calling the church at 526-4194. The prom will comprise music by disc jockey Moose, dancing, food, gift bags, professional photography and more. Each attendee will receive a lei, a glow

bracelet and a photo CD of the event. The following salons will offer free hair styling services on April 12 for those attending Stars of Paradise: Making Waves, Studio One and D & Co. Stylists. Appointments are necessary. The following

Greenville businesses will offer discounts on formal wear to those attending Stars of Paradise: Christina’s on Broadway, the Store on Martin Street, Arnett’s Consignment and Country Bridal & Tux. For information, visit or call the church.

Dayton organization to give free formal dresses Project is directed at prom-going high-school girls who are in need of a prom dress. It originated with support from Disney On Ice in an effort to allow every girl to feel like a princess on her prom day. CTW anticipates more than 500 girls will attend the distribution

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DAYTON — Clothes That Work, in partnership with the Dayton Chapter of The Links Inc., will present the fifth annual Fairy Godmother Project Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clothes That Work, in The Job Center, 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. The Fairy Godmother


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School board approves coaches for spring sports RUSSIA — Russia Local School Board of addressed Education several personnel issues at a recent meeting. In sports 2012-13 school year, the board members voted to employ the following: Craig Muhlenkamp and Katie Drees, junior high track coaches, $1,228 each; Cale Marker and A.J. Bush, high school baseball varsity assistant coaches, $500 each; Barney Francis, high school baseball volunteer varsity assistant coach; Ruy Sotello, junior varsity boys baseball coach, $1,535; Judy Goubeaux, high school softball volunteer varsity assistant; Nick Goubeaux, varsity assistant track coach, $614; Jennifer Stevens, varsity assistant track coach, $614; Lisa Quinter, varsity assistant track coach; $1,228; and Ed Magoto, volunteer varsity assistant track coach. A motion was approved to amend Rick Gold’s salary as varsity baseball coach to $2,500. The board approved a motion to hire Cynthia

Adkins, Kristen Altstaetter and Hannah Ankrom as substitute teachers at a rate of $80 per day on an as-needed basis. Members also accepted the resignation of Kathleen Bevans as fifth/sixth grade reading teacher effective at the end of the 2012-13 contract year and approved two unpaid days for Bevans on March 27-28. The board members also reviewed the financial summary report, updated spending plan and three year spending plan comparison. The treasurer updated them on the status of the two year state audit. The audit is in the final review status. Superintendent Steve Rose discussed the plans for the transition to an eight-period day for the 2013-14 school year. Principal Nick Wilker discussed and presented a modified block schedule option to the board. This is still being reviewed and no recommendation is presented at this time. Rose updated the

board on the Dual Enrollment and AP Programs for the upcoming school year. Russia will be offering six AP courses and 15 Dual Enrollment courses. The board also approved: • the 2013-14 calendar as submitted; • the Affinity Agreement between Russia Local School and DPL Energy Resources Inc.; • the OSBA memberSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg ship for calendar year For photo reprints, visit 2013 at a rate of $2,765; and • the designation of Rose to attend the re- Russia Library Supervisor Sheila Barhorst (l-r) of Russia, with the help of quired public records interpreter Alexander Etlin, of Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan, leads Kyrgyzstani training for all of the delegates Irina Pak, of Bishkek City, Cholpon Bakirova, of Bishkek City, public elected officials of Aynura Zakirova, of Suzak Village, Madina Sydykova, of Bishkek City, and Aygerim Kurmanaliyeva, of Bishkek City, on a tour of the Russia Library rethe district. Rose discussed the cently. The delegates were participating in the Open World Program, which concept of moving to is designed to enhance understanding and cooperation between the United weighted grading sys- States and Eastern European countries by developing a network of leaders tem beginning with the who have gained firsthand exposure in the U.S. The group also visited the class of 2015 and be- libraries in Versailles and New Madison. yond. The following donations were accepted: $2,000, for the purchase of elementary textbooks, anonymous; $100, toward the purchase of a piano, anonymous; and $1,000, Versailles SavRUSSIA — Village the deputies to patrol 20 mated cost of $1,500. ings & Loan, for scholar- council members dis- hours a week at $34,160 The village’s updated ship purposes. cussed tax season in the per year. After some dis- website was reviewed village, as well as the va- cussion, council decided with council. They apcant police chief ’s posi- to advertise for someone proved the new design tion, among regular to fill the vacant posi- and were informed the business conducted in tion. After the applica- site,, would Wednesday evening’s tions are reviewed, go live in a day or two. regular meeting. council will decide Mayor Terry DaughAn amendment to the whether to proceed with erty led a discussion convillage income tax ordi- filling the position or to cerning the addition of nance that mandates in- contract with the Sher- new safety features for the railroad crossing at to find a sitter during come tax filing for village iff’s Office. A discussion was held Liberty Street that their appointment as residents was given a parents will be listening third reading and was concerning the addition would allow for a quiet to presentations, filling approved by council. Vil- of a permanent genera- zone to be established. out paperwork, and lage Administrator Rick tor to the wastewater lift The zone would create talking with health Simon also reported that station on East Main safety conditions to allow nurses during the time a contract with Weiner & Street. Simon reported the trains to not blow their child is being as- Associates was signed, he had secured one their horns in the village. allowing the firm to col- quote, and council re- The cost is approxisessed. Parents should be lect unpaid income taxes quested a second quote mately $11,000. Council before deciding whether decided to table the mataware of legislation that for the village. Concerning the va- to move forward with the ter until the next meetmandates attendance in ing so they can get and successful comple- cant police chief ’s posi- project. Ron Simon reviewed a feedback from the public. tion of kindergarten be- tion, the Shelby County Council set the dates fore a child enters first Sheriff ’s Office has pro- project to improve the grade. This law under- posed patrolling the vil- village-owned lot known for the leaf mulch giveOne proposal as the Schwartz prop- away as April 13 and 20, scores the importance of lage. children being ready for allowed for deputies to erty. The estimated cost from 8 a.m. to noon. The kindergarten before patrol for 15 hours a is $70,000. The village giveaway for April 13 they enroll. Research week at a cost of $25,623 will apply for grants and will be for village resihas shown children who a year. Another called for donations will be so- dents only. On April 20, licited to pay for the proj- anyone will be able to get turn 5 during the sumect. mulch. mer months may be at IN THE SERVICE Council decided to The spring cleanup risk in kindergarten move forward with day will be held May 11 simply because of their adding two street lights this year from 8 a.m. to age. Parents who have a to Lynn Street at an esti- noon. concern about their child’s readiness should contact the building principal. RUSSIA — Army National Guard Pvt. Ted C. Sowards has graduated HARDIN — The Hardin United Methodist from basic infantry Church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt March training at Fort Ben- 30 at the Crossroads in Hardin starting at 10 a.m. ning, Columbus, Ga. Candy and prizes will be featured. For more inDuring the nine formation, call 492-1694. weeks of training, the soldier received training cars for the annual In- in drill and ceremonies, ternational Gravity weapons, map reading, Racing Challenge tactics, military courtesy, school team race each military justice, physical May at Akron’s Derby fitness, first aid, and Army history, core valDowns Track. In 2012, the Gravity ues and traditions. AddiRacing Challenge event tional training included See Us For Your Complete Auto Body Rejuvenation! comprised more than development of basic Call today for an estimate appointment. 400 educators and stu- combat skills and battledents, and 65 school field operations and tacteams from Ohio and tics, and experiencing use of various weapons North Carolina. Teams compete in and weapons defenses racing, photography, in- available to the infantry fomercial, marketing crewman. Sowards is the son of and graphic design Tracy Sowards, of Russia. competitions.

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Registration open for kindergarten screening HOUSTON — Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 will be eligible for kindergarten at HardinHouston Schools. In order to assist school officials with scheduling, parents are asked to contact the school at 295-3010 as soon as possible to schedule a screening appointment for their children. The screening times are 8 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 11 and April 12 at the school. Parents will need to pick up a registration packet from the school office, which should be filled out and brought with them the day of screening. Parents also may sign up on the school’s website: During registration,

children will have an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers as well as participate in screening for speech, hearing, vision and developmental readiness skills. While children are in the screening, parents will meet with the principal, kindergarten teachers and school nurse. Parents should bring the following items to the screening: birth certificate (certified copy) or other legal document verifying date of birth; immunization records (DPT, polio, rubeola, rubella, mumps, chickenpox, and a hepatitis B series; copy of legal documents if custody is involved; and child’s Social Security number. School officials encourage all parents who have younger children

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Russia class to take part in international soap box derby RUSSIA — The eighth-grade industrial technology class will participate in the International Soap Box Derby in Akron on May 18. With soap box derby cars being used in more than 300 schools in 13 states and in classrooms in Singapore, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Japan, the International Soap Box Derby continues its mission to develop and provide educational op-

portunities for K-12 youth worldwide. Promoting science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in education through gravity racing, the Gravity Racing Challenge program is designed to provide K-12 educators and students with meaningul, project- and standardsbased, intercurricular learning opportunities. Teams of students and teachers assemble and fine tune their race


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Local residents, businesses ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day BY TOM MILLHOUSE

Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Among the songs the group will perform is the Just because Shelby Irish ballad “Danny Boy.” County doesn’t have a high The free presentation also percentage of people of Irish will feature McGovern Ceili descent, that doesn’t mean dancers, a dance troupe based local folks don’t enjoy celein Dayton. brating St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day holds a With St. Patrick’s Day special place in the hearts of falling on the weekend (Sun- many local people whose famday, March 17), there will be a ilies came to America from host of special events highIreland. lighting the Irish holiday, ‘Special for us’ ranging from the traditional “It’s always been special for McCartyville celebration to us,” said Jim O’Leary, of Sidan Irish music concert at ney. “We sort of got indoctriDorothy Love Retirement nated on the St. Patrick’s Day Community. tradition,” he said, recalling McCartyville events celebrations of his childhood. The McCartyville St. O’Leary even married a Patrick’s Day queen, Sarah woman who was born on St. Etzler, will be toasted at 7 Patrick’s Day, although his tonight at Patrick’s Pub in wife, Jill, is of German deMcCartyville. She will then scent. be crowned at 7:30 in the He said he’ll probably celebasement of nearby Sacred brate the holiday with relaHeart Catholic Church. tives and their wives. “We’ll The celebration continues look for a place to go out for a Saturday with an Irish Jog beer or two.” from St. Patrick to McCarAnother local resident of tyville at 11 a.m. The main Irish descent, James O’Conevent on Saturday will be the nor, of Sidney, takes a more traditional St. Patrick’s Day spiritual approach to St. parade, which kicks off at 1 Patrick’s Day. p.m. from the Sacred Heart ‘Christianity’ Church parking lot. “He (St. Patrick) brought The green beer will be Christianity to Ireland,” said flowing this weekend at many O’Connor, whose grandfather area taverns. Among those came to America from Irehaving special events for the land. “I don’t know where my weekend is Fricker’s, 2599 family would be without St. Michigan St. Fricker’s will Patrick,” he said of the pahave live music tonight, featron saint of Ireland. The holturing performances by two iday is celebrated on March acts, Ashley Martin and Clark 17, the date of St. Patrick’s Mason, starting about 7. death. ‘Big events’ O’Connor contends St. “St. Paddy’s Day is one of Patrick’s Day has become “too the big events of the year,” Americanized” and he has no said Tyler Webb, Fricker’s plans for the weekend. manager. “We’ll have green Although the shop she beer and everyone will be manages — Jenni’s Hallmark dressed in Irish outfits.” Shop, 340 N. Main St., MinFor those who prefer tradi- ster — is located in a predomtional Irish music, Father Son inantly German community, and Friends, a touring act LuAnn Stoner said St. that performs at Irish/Celtic Patrick’s Day-related items events around the country, are selling very well at the will present a concert at 7 store. p.m. Saturday in the Amos “We’ve had a lot of St. Community Center at the Patrick’s Day cards go out the

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MIKE LUNDY, of Sidney, looks over a St. Patrick’s Day display of cupcakes at Kroger with his daughter Madalynn Lundy, 8, of Sidney, and his son Carson Lundy, 7, of Sidney, recently. The kids are also the children of Donna Gold. door,” she said. Other big sellers include St. Patrick’s Day napkins, plates and other party items. She said many people are planning St. Patrick’s Day parties, a tradition she thinks is tied to the time of the year the holiday occurs. “I think it’s more the change of the season,” Stoner said, remarking that people are celebrating the coming of spring. Another business seeing a strong sales of St. Patrick’s goods is the Sidney Kroger store. Keith Monroe, Kroger comanager, said his store has a variety of St. Patrick’s Day items, including hats, necklaces and other party goods. For those who want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with something sweet, the Kroger bakery has cakes, cupcakes and cookies decorated for the holiday. Some people who want to put a little color in the holi-

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day opt to purchase St. Patrick’s Day-related flowers. Jim Kohlhorst, owner of Sidney Flower Shop, 111 Russell Road, said his shop offers green flowers, such as Bells of Ireland and green carnations, although he said they are not major sellers here, they are in ethnic communities in large cities. “It’s mostly German here,” Kohlhorst said. “It’s not a big holiday, but it’s a fun holiday,” said Lynda Haynes, owner of Dekker’s

Flowers, 223 N. Main Ave. Shamrocks and green carnations are among the more popular St. Patrick’s Day flowers. Irish foods are the fare of the day for some people on St. Patrick’s Day. Among the traditional Irish dishes are corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew. Employees of Davis Meats, 1243 Wapakoneta Ave., said sales of corned beef increase in the days leading up the St. Patrick’s Day.

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SETH STONER, of St. Marys, looks at a St. Patrick’s Day card for sale at the Hallmark store SIDNEY KROGER Bakery Manager Becky Cook, of Sidney, displays a St. Patrick’s Day cake that she made. in Minster recently.

Recipes for two traditional Irish dishes offered Corned beef and cabbage Original recipe makes 5 servings. Ingredients 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet 10 small red potatoes 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3inch pieces 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges Directions 1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender. 2. Add whole potatoes and carrots,

and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes. 3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain. 4. Prep time, 10 minutes, cooking time about 2 hours and 25 minutes. Source:

1/2 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 large onion, sliced 2 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 parsnip, peeled and cut into large chunks (optional) 4 cups water, or as needed 3 large potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (optional) 1 cup coarsely chopped leeks chopped fresh parsley for garIrish stew Original recipe makes 6 servings. nish (optional) Directions Ingredients 1. Heat oil over medium heat in a 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds boneless lamb shoul- large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add lamb pieces and cook, stirring gently, der, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

until evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper. 2. Add the onion, carrots, and parsnips and cook gently alongside the meat for a few minutes. Stir in the water. Cover and bring to a boil before turning the heat down to low. Simmer for 1 hour or longer, depending on the cut of meat you used and if it is tender yet. 3. Stir in potatoes, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, before adding leeks and rosemary. Continue to simmer uncovered, until potatoes are tender but still whole. Serve piping hot in bowls garnished with fresh parsley. 4. Prep time, 15 minutes, cooking time about 1 hours and 45 minutes Source:

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Let’s hope your PRIESTS uncle reads this column WALDR. DR. WALLACE: I’m 13 LACE: I’m 16, and live with and I have an my aunt and a w e s o m e uncle. They boyfriend who don’t have chilwill soon be 18. dren of their I believe with own. My mother all my heart, has been placed mind and soul ’Tween that we will be in a nursing home because 12 & 20 married someshe has a severe day. We are both Dr. Robert illness. My fadevout ChrisWallace ther was killed tians and deterin an automomined to bile accident. I’m very remain virgins until fortunate to be able to marriage, considering live with relatives. My that is the way God inaunt is very kind. My tended us to be. We live uncle is nice most of the by the Bible verse, “I am time, but he has a very my beloved’s, my beloved short temper and when is mine (Solomon 6:3).� he gets mad, he exI have a question replodes. garding cohabitation beYesterday he exploded fore marriage. I really at me because I had for- feel that living with gotten to do my chores. I someone is an excellent never had anyone talk to indication of what they me that way before, so I are really like regarding started crying. Then my things like work ethic, uncle said, “Tears don’t prayer life, etc. But I also impress me, young lady� realize that living with and left the room. my boyfriend would Now I am afraid of bring great temptation. him. My aunt told me to Still, I would like to esforget his explosion be- tablish somewhat of a cause “in an hour he will home life with him behave calmed down, and fore we are married. he will be sweet old What are your thoughts? Uncle John once again.� —Nameless, Hammond, She said that his “bark is La. much worse than his NAMELESS: When bite.� the time comes that you That might be true, want to share your life but I don’t know if I can with your boyfriend, get take another of his ex- married. The boyfriend plosions. Help! —Name- whom you love right now less, St. Catharines, with heart, mind and Ontario, Canada soul will be the same NAMELESS: Let’s awesome guy after the hope your uncle reads wedding vows. this column. The writForget about living toten word can have a gether before marriage. powerful and persua- Almost all couples that sive impact. Maybe it live together before marwill open his eyes to riage have a sexual relahow frightening he is tionship. That’s one of when his temper takes the main reasons they over. move in together. It’s crucial that you not be afraid of him, so I Dr. Robert Wallace would urge the two of welcomes questions from you to talk. When he’s in readers. Although he is a quiet mood, apologize unable to reply to all of for forgetting your them individually, he chores, and tell him you will answer as many as will do your best not to possible in this column. forget them again. Then Email him at rwalask him if he would To find please not respond with out more about Dr. anger next time he’s dis- Robert Wallace and read pleased with something features by other Creyou’ve done or haven’t ators Syndicate writers done, but just tell you and cartoonists, visit the what’s wrong without Creators Syndicate webexploding. site at

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — The man killed by police after a shooting rampage that left four people dead was a mystery in a small town, a stranger to his neighbors and a man of few words, even at a bar where he regularly drank Coors Light and listened to, but never sang, karaoke. A former boss who worked with gunman Kurt Myers for 20 years described him as a quiet and nervous but intelligent and congenial man who was a fan of World War II trivia — though a recent encounter with his old employee left him unsettled. Steve Copperwheat, who hired Myers as a machine operator in the early 1980s at Waterbury Felt, a manufacturer of industrial textiles, said he encountered him in a Wal-Mart parking lot three months ago after not seeing him in about 10 years. “I yelled over to him and he looked at me, said my name, said he was retired, and just went booking away,� Copperwheat said. “It was almost like he didn’t want anybody to know where he was.

No action taken during H-H session HOUSTON - The Hardin-Houston Board of Education met in executive session Wednesday night, but no action was taken at the meeting. Superintendent Larry Claypool said the board discussed several personnel issues, including compensation, possible disciplinary action, placement of staff and hiring. He said he couldn’t

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were impressed by that act. “I felt it very personally when he asked for blessing,� Tonkin said, “and he actually bowed to receive their blessing. It showed his solidarity with the lay faithful and that he’s not just looking for power. It means a lot, not just for Catholics, but for Christians of all faiths, because they do see him as a moral compass.� “Seeing him pray said a whole lot about who he is and how he’ll lead,� Schmitmeyer said. The pastors also noted that Pope Francis’s affiliation with the Jesuits will have important ramifications for the church he has been elected to lead. “I’m happy he’s a religious order man,� Nieberding said. “It means he’s supported by his own group he grew up with. A diocesan priest is more independent. So a priest in an order has more support personally.� Sloneker has high expectations because, as a Jesuit, the pontiff has had a more rigorous religious education than some other cardinals. The local church leaders also agreed that having a Latin American as the head of the Catholic church is the right move for the time.

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comment on whether the board discussed the Jim Gooding case. Gooding, the school’s athletic director, is on administrative leave after allegations were made of inappropriate behavior with a student. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation this week and will not be filing criminal charges against Gooding.

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“Africa and South America have provided a lot of growth (for Catholicism), so it was a natural progression to select him,� Schmitmeyer said. Sloneker received a call Wednesday from one of his parishoners who is originally from Puerto Rico. “She was very joyful,� he said. “I think it’s good to have a pope who represents where the bulk of Catholics are,� Nieberding said. According to Shoup, 40 percent of Catholics live in South America. “So it’s great (to have a pope from there),� he said. Of the many well publicized issues facing Catholicism today, unity in the church and recalling lapsed church members are the issues the Sidney-area pastors would like to see the pontiff tackle first. “I think the hallmark will be rebuilding the church, rebuilding the faith, especially in Europe. We need to have a new evangelism of faith,� Tonkin said. Shoup sees the pontiff ’s choice of name, Francis, as saying something about his future ministry as the holy father. It will be important to call everyone together, respecting the differences among members of a

worldwide church, Schmitmeyer said. It was Sloneker who noted that there are too many people who are not as connected to the church as they used to be. “They say the largest denomination in America is Catholics,� he said. “And the second largest is Catholics who are separated from the church. I see that as very keen, the Catholics who feel separated from the church by divorce or those who feel harshly judged by the church.� Schmitmeyer, however, believes that there will be no big changes right away. “The church moves very slowly because we move at the will of the Holy Spirit. I’m going to think he’ll spend a lot of time in prayer,� he said. Pope Francis’s history of consideration for people living in poverty speaks loudly to these priests. Every one of them mentioned it and Sloneker compared him to the church’s highest ruler. “He resembles Jesus in a special way, in his simplicity and his love and care for the poor,� Sloneker said. “Jesus was a friend to the poor and neighbor to the oppressed. You can’t go wrong with that.�

Edison plans new student orientation program PIQUA — For the first time, Edison Community College will pair course registration with new student orientation. Edison’s Student Affairs Division has dubbed this success initiative “Navigating Edison.� The first orientation event will be held Monday at the Piqua main campus to coincide with the start of summer registration. Summer classes begin June 3. Orientations will be held each week through the start of the fall semester. Fall registration for new students opens April 15 and classes begin Aug. 26. “Prepared students are successful students. Edison is investing in student preparation like never before,� said Maggie Sykes, dean of student success. Students will attend orientation

after first applying to Edison and meeting with a Success Adviser to discuss their educational or career goals. “This Student Educational Plan will map out the student’s coursework through at least their first year of college,� Sykes said. At orientation, students will experience “Edison 101,� which provides an overview of what you need to know to succeed in college. Students will also learn how to utilize Edison’s electronic resources, self-register, and access staff for assistance and direction. Teresa Roth, director of admissions, envisions a fun, interactive and energy-filled event. “We’re rolling out the red carpet and serving up the best Edison has to offer,� she said. “Be as-

sured that everyone in Student Affairs is involved with ensuring the success of this initiative, and ultimately, the success of our students.� The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) recommends orientation for all firsttime college students. Only degree- and certificate-seeking students will be required to attend orientation. Restudents, turning transient students, and students transferring in more than 15 semester hours and a minimum 2.0 grade-point average are exempt from orientation. They are, however, welcome and encouraged to attend orientation. For more information about how this initiative will impact prospective students, call Roth at (937) 778-7983.

Blood screenings set for March 23 NEW KNOXVILLE — On March 23 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the New Knoxville School, Grand Lake Health System and the New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary team up to provide blood screenings at nominal fees, Screenings planned include: • Comprehensive Health Panel (includes CBC, iron, liver function,

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, March 16, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a better day for business and commerce, especially the morning and early in the afternoon. You might want to buy something for yourself and loved ones. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Moon is still in your sign today, which might make you a bit more emotional than usual. However, it also tends to bring you a bit of good luck. Yay! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep a low profile if you can today, because that’s how you will feel best. Being too much in the public eye can be tiring and even daunting. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Continue to schmooze with others because your interest in learning something different and exploring new territory is very strong now. Some of you might become romantically involved with someone from another culture. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You definitely can benefit from the wealth and resources of others now. Keep your pockets open, and be receptive to what others say. You deserve whatever comes your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Remember to get more sleep now, because so many planets are opposite your sign. This kind of energy is not supportive, instead it is combative. Ouch. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Work hard to get better organized because this will please you. More than any other sign, you are very affected by your immediate environment. Declutter! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is such a playful time for you. Enjoy your focus on partners and close friends, because the promise of new romance is in the air. (Would I kid you?) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Home-decorating projects intrigue you now. Continue with plans for renovations and improvements, but be patient with family members. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is not the time to stay at home. Au contraire! You’re on the go, and your daily pace is accelerating. (Plus, you’re talking to everyone.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Focus on earnings, cash flow and major purchases now. Today you might rest at home and ponder how you want to better handle your money scene. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Five planets are in your sign now, which is most unusual! The entire world is having a Pisces hit, if you will. Things will go in your favor easily now. YOU BORN TODAY You’re an interesting combination of someone who is practical yet imaginative, even whimsical. This serves you well when working in the arts. People see you as confident and self-assured, and in large measure, you are. You’re clever at assimilating the best of many things into one. You will study or learn something valuable this year that will help you in your future. Birthdate of: Margaret Weis, author; Sienna Guillory, actress/model; Jerry Lewis, comedian/humanitarian (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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HBP may require specialist DEAR DR. other. After a couROACH: I am a ple of years, I 62-year-old have had to white, petite fechange the medmale who has ications because suffered with hythey seem to quit pertension since working. Are age 33. I have there new drugs never been the for HBP? Is there over- To your something I’m slightest weight, never not doing that I good drink alcohol and should or shouldhave never used health n’t do? I am very drugs or smoked. fearful of a stroke Dr. Keith I try to exercise or heart attack. I Roach every day. Some have had every days, I have migraines, test there is to find the and I believe it is from cause. Nothing showed the high blood pressure. up. — M.S. My family has no history ANSWER: Most of of HBP. I am not a dia- the time, we are unable betic. to figure out why a perYesterday, at the doc- son has elevated blood tor’s office, my blood pres- pressure. Less than 5 sure was 172/118 and my percent of the time, after pulse was 109. I was a careful look, we can shocked. I have been in find one of the “secintensive care several ondary” causes of hypertimes to get it down. I tension whose treatment can’t figure out why it can reverse HBP. has such erratic behavior. The most common is It continues to be up even called renal artery stenoon strong medications. I sis. Blockages in the aram currently on four teries that bring blood to medications, and yester- the kidneys cause the day my doctor added an- kidneys to sense low

March 15, 1913 Word comes from the Quincy oil field that the town gas well upon which the Consumer Oil and Refining Co. has been doing some work recently, is making a better showing of oil than was at first expected. Several barrels of oil have already been taken out and the well is still half full. The oil is of splendid quality and the quantity above expectations. Several of our Sidney citizens were over to Quincy last week and reported they were well pleased with the outlook. ——— Residents on the north end of Ohio Avenue have been making complaints about the number of dogs in their that neighborhood gather on their lawns and run after their chickens. ——— Two young fellows from Dayton were locked up yesterday afternoon charged with stealing billiard balls at the White Front and at the Elk Café. They will be arraigned before the mayor this afternoon.

blood pressure, so the kidneys respond by increasing renin, which begins a cascade that increases the blood pressure. Another rare cause is a pheochromocytoma, a benign tumor of the adrenal gland, which I mentioned a week or two ago. It secretes epinephrine (adrenaline) and causes high blood pressure and fast heart rate. If you have had every test, your doctor would have looked for these causes, but a pheochromocytoma can be missed. I see many cases of sleep apnea causing difficult-tocontrol high blood pressure, and even a petite woman can have sleep apnea, even though we think of it more commonly in the overweight. There are experts in managing high blood pressure, and this sounds like a time to consult one if you haven’t already. I can’t suggest a medicine without knowing a lot more, and that is what a hypertension specialist

would do. DEAR DR. ROACH: If I walk three miles, six days a week, do I get as much value out of taking my trike out for the same time and the same route? — M.G. ANSWER: Bicycles are more efficient than walking, so you will burn less calories biking the same distance on a bike than walking. I don’t know about trikes — I suspect they would give about the same benefit as biking. I recommend doing both — walk one day, trike another. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be ordered from

March 15, 1938 A petition to place the John Wagner Co. of Sidney, in federal court under section 77b of the Federal Bankruptcy Act was filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton today. The petition was filed by three out-of-state firms, after a receiver had been appointed by the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. ——— Anna Community Grange held their third birthday meeting on Tuesday at the Anna school house. The fair display score card was discussed and new captains appointed for the degree teams. Mr. Augustine was named to captain the first and second degree team and Mr. Duckworth will lead the third and fourth degree teams. ——— The county commissioners have reappointed John C. Stangel as a member of the board of trustees for the Chil-

dren’s Home for a term of five years.

50 years March 15, 1963 Leonhart, Robert Greenville, vocational agriculture teacher in Versailles for the past eight years, ended his career here Friday. Leonhart has accepted a position as sales representative of nine southwestern Ohio counties for Urbana Mills Co. The family will move to Xenia. ——— HOUSTON – The Houston Improvement Association was organized at a meeting here this week of interested citizens of the Houstoncommunity. Dawson Ways and means of carrying out projects to improve the community were discussed. Officers were elected with Richard Roeth being named as president. Donald Meyer was chosen secretary and Charles Durnell, treasurer.

25 years March 15, 1988 Jackson Center has a new restaurant. John and Jo Harman has opened up the new eatery and named it The Family Table. It replaces the old restaurant called Bob and Ann’s Place. The address is of course 115 E. Pike St. Stop on in. ——— Emerson Englehaupt is known for being a local realtor for many years. He is now gaining a reputation as a peacock farmer. He and his wife Rosella have raised the birds for 12 years. They describe peacocks as “ornery and tough.” They are also difficult to breed. They are also quite the pests. Peacocks have been eating their vegetables and fruits with some frequency.

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Boys being boys on campus flirt with sexual harassment DEAR ABBY: just hold my I am a young tongue and walk woman on a prefaster? I have discussed this with dominantly male college campus. some of my sorority sisters and we One morning, while walking to are anxious to a class, I had the hear your answer misfortune of because I’m not walking a few the only one who Dear has encountered feet ahead of a Abby pair of boys who this. — OFAbigail were having an FENDED IN incredibly of- Van Buren GEORGIA fensive and loud DEAR OFconversation about their FENDED: You were sexual interests. It was right not to challenge extremely derogatory to- them. Because this isn’t ward women, and just an isolated incident, what plain disgusting. you have described could In a situation like this, be considered a form of would it have been inap- sexual harassment. You propriate for me to turn and your sorority sisters around and say some- should — as a group — thing, or was it better to bring this to the attention

of the dean because you are a minority on that campus and the boys apparently haven’t learned to function in an integrated environment. DEAR ABBY: Can a sexless marriage last? My wife and I have been married for 17 years and our sex life has been slowing for a long time. We have sex less than 10 times a year. We get along great and are the best of friends. My wife is attractive and fun to be with, and I don’t know what happened to us. What causes women to lose their sex drive? (Then they wonder why their husbands have affairs.)

My wife is in good health. There are no medical issues. We are more friends than lovers. I don’t think she’s involved with anyone else. I want a fun, active sex life, but I don’t want to upset her or lose the closeness we have. It’s just that I’m watching our sex life evaporate. Please help. — MIKE IN MISSOURI DEAR MIKE: As women age, their hormone levels decrease, which can cause the sex drive to diminish. The reduced hormone levels can also make sex painful. If your wife would discuss these changes with her gynecologist or an endocrinologist, there may be a solution that would

put some spark back in your marriage. However, that won’t happen unless you are able to speak frankly with her about what’s bothering you. DEAR ABBY: I have been studying my whole life to become a classical singer. Many people have put great effort into helping me to succeed, especially my mother, who wanted to be an opera singer when she was my age. She is not a pushy stage mother, though. I chose to pursue music myself. However, I have recently realized my heart is not fully in it and that I’d rather go to law school. I’m afraid to tell my mother and the

other people about my decision because they have invested so much in me as a performer. I don’t want to disappoint them, but my passion is now constitutional law. How do I share the news without breaking my mother’s heart? — SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE DEAR SINGING: Your mother may be disappointed, but her heart will heal. If your passion is not in opera singing, the truth is you won’t go very far in the field. (Even people who are passionate about it don’t always succeed.) Wanting to be a lawyer is nothing to be ashamed of. Follow your dream.

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Please call: 877-844-8385 to advertise HARDIN, At the crossroads in Hardin (Turn North on Hardin- Wapak off of 47), Saturday 8am-1pm, 26" Schwinn Frontier, bookshelf, kids clothes, Christmas decorations, Creative Memories stamp sets and Much more!

RUSSIA, St. Remy Hall, Thursday & Friday, 9am-7pm, Saturday, 9amNoon. Shelby County Right to Life GARAGE SALE! All clothing sells for $4 per bag and all other items are half price. Children's clothing up to size 5 will not be sold on Saturday. SIDNEY 319 S Ohio Ave. (St John's Thrift Shop End of Winter Bag Sale- March 11th-21st, 2013. First bag, $3.00, second bag $1.00, clothing items and shoes. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Lydia's Vintage excluded. the shop will be closed March 22nd-25th for spring/summer change over.

FOUND: German Pointer, short haired male, eve of 3/9 near intersection of Fort-Loramie Swanders and Lochard Roads, very friendly! Call (937)492-7199. FOUND: toolbox full of drill bits on Main Street in Piqua. Fell off truck. Call to describe (937)216-7963.

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

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700, Dept. OH-6011.


First shift, $9.00-$12.00 per hour. Paid insurance and holiday pay after 90 days. General Labor & Skilled Positions, Willing to train the right person. Must pass a drug screen, have a valid drivers license, and a clean background.

Accepting applications & holding interviews 3/18/13 9am-6pm & 3/19/13 8am-12:30 pm

Please apply in person at: Department of Job & Family Services 2040 N County Rd 25 A Troy, Ohio 45373


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Applicant Requirements: • Must reside in one of the following counties in Ohio: Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Shelby, Van Wert or the western portion of Wyandot. • Must possess either a high school diploma or GED certificate and successfully completed one year of Algebra or higher level math course. • Must be 18 years of age on or before August 1, 2013. Applicants must bring photocopies of the following documents when applying to the program: • Birth Certificate • High School Diploma or GED Certificate • Certified copy of High School or College transcript • Government issued identification with photograph • Training certificates or awards • Military records (including DD214, etc.)

A non-refundable fee of $25.00 (cash, certified check or money order) is required at the time application is made. Applications taken at: Lima Area Electrical JATC 1975 N. West Street Lima, OH 45801 No telephone calls please

Lima JATC represents Equal Opportunity Employers

City of Sidney, Ohio

Hiring Equipment Operator I & II's. Visit for applications and more information

DREAM CLEAN now has part time hours available. Call (937)498-0123.

City of Sidney, Ohio

Hiring for Water Treatment Operator III. Visit for applications and more information.

POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

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Applications being accepted for supervisor and laborers, Looking for experience in steel erection , welding, framing Company benefits include: paid holidays, health insurance , retirement plan

Applications must be picked up at main office. Westerheide Construction Company 1120 Milligan Ct. Sidney, OH 45365 We are an equal opportunity employer

Edison Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:



Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, is accepting applications for full time production positions, all shifts. Complete an application at: 601 North Stolle Ave Sidney, Ohio or email resume to:

RV Wholesalers is looking for 2nd and 3rd shift drivers to tow RVs from our factories back to RV Wholesalers. Some towing experience is necessary. RVW factory trucks will be used. Responsibilities include: hooking up trailers from the factory, inspecting for damage, hauling a variety of trailers. If interested please contact or (877)877-4494 and ask for Transportation FENIX, LLC


Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits.

Please send resumes to: HUMAN RESOURCES 319 S. Vine St. Fostoria, OH 44830 FULL-TIME


Local wholesale lumber company is seeking an experienced Semi Driver for short run deliveries. Home every night. Competitive wage, holiday pay, 401k Plan, and health insurance are offered.

Please apply in person at: Wappoo Wood Products, Inc. 12877 Kirkwood Rd. Sidney, OH 45365


Needed for local Apartment community. Must possess skills in drywall, painting, carpentry. Swimming pool maintenance, electrical, and plumbing experience a plus. Competitive wages Send resume to:

Dept 5088 C/O Troy Daily News 224 S. Market St. Troy, Ohio 45373

Marion Mutual Insurance, a member of the Wayne Insurance Group, has an opening in our Underwriting Department. Minimum qualifications include an associate degree, 3 years of underwriting or agency experience, and strong computer skills. Marion Mutual offers a competitive salary and a complete benefits package. Submit resume to Marion Mutual Insurance, Attn: HR, 6420 St. Route 119, Maria Stein, OH 45860 or RESTAURANT MANAGER


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employment Seasonal at Harvest Land Co-op for CDL Drivers and Lot Personnel in Covington/ Conover (Lena)/ Versailles. Must have valid drivers license, knowledge of ag industry, clear criminal background and ability to pass pre-employment drug screen. CDL drivers must have class A/B/Ag waiver. Information at:

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Bamal Fastener, a Sidney, Ohio Fastener Distributor is looking for experienced warehouse workers, Must be able to do repetitive lifting, 30-50 Lbs. Must have forklift experience, will do picking and packing. Will do shipping and receiving, Must be able to pass a background check and physical/ drug test. Starting salary $9.00/ hour with scheduled increases. Benefits include employer paid health insurance, 401K with generous match, paid vacation and more. Please apply in person at: Bamal Fastener 2580 Ross St Sidney, OH 45365

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The Village of Russia is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police.

Part time Needed

Ernst Sports looking for part time pre-press operator In their Minster print operation. No experience required.

Resumes may be mailed to the Village of Russia, PO Box 305, Russia, OH 45363.

Resumes for the position will be accepted until 5:00 PM on April 2, 2013. Additional information may be found at the village website,

Hours Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm


Inquiries may be made to the Village Administrator at 937-526-4436.

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1st Shift Opening Welder • Two or more years experience in MIG welding utilizing short arc, pulse and spray techniques • Blueprint reading • Some component prep with band saw, ironworker etc. . . • Comfortable with wide variety of part work • 40 hours with possible overtime Company Benefits Include: Pay commensurate with experience, Health, Life and Long Term Disability, 401K with Company Match, Paid Holidays, Vacation Interested parties should send resume to:

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Clopay Building Products. Immediate openings in our Russia, OH facility.

Responsible for: Building custom wood doors using drawings & blueprints. Finish sanding & assembly including drilling, gluing, cutting, routing & shaping.

High School diploma or GED and previous experience with wood assembly.† Woodworking tools & knowledge required. Able to lift up to 50 lbs. Send resume to:

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Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking an experienced Refrigeration Unit Technician for its Sidney terminal.

Will perform installation, maintenance and repairs on Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration units. Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on refrigeration units strongly preferred. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, including uniforms.

JACKSON CENTER duplex. $725 month, 3 bedroom, full basement, appliances included. 227A Robb Street, (937)538-8338.

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1 BEDROOM, ground level, 768 Foraker. Newer carpet/ paint. All appliances, detached garage, washer/ dryer hookup. $450 deposit. $435 (937)638-5707.

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Bankruptcy Attorney Emily M. Greer, Esq.

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3 BEDROOM country home, fully insulated, no Metro/ pets, Russia Schools, references and deposit required. Send inquires to: PO Box 474, Russia, OH 45363.

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IPC requires a criminal background check and a physical, including a drug screen, prior to starting work.


ANNA, Large 3 bedroom duplex. Attached garage. No pets. (937)538-6793

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(2nd shift FT): Must understand the design, fabrication, and repair needs of the customer; Must have Journeymanʼs license and sufficient experience OR a minimum of 5 years of experience performing tasks typical of a licensed journeyman. Must be proficient in basic electronics; performing machine repair; plumbing; sheet metal fabrication; rigging and machinery moving; carpentry; pneumatics and hydraulics; performing various welding techniques.

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Industry Products Company in Piqua has FULL TIME openings for Press Operators/ Assemblers on 2nd and 3rd shift. Previous assembly experience is desired, but not required.

(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.



Are you tired of staying out weeks at a time or dealing with a company that just doesn't care? Dancer logistics is hiring Class A CDL drivers for Regional home during the week and weekends. Over the Road out a week at a time and part time daily. Great benefits including: Dental, Vision, Medical, AFLAC, Paid vacation and Bonuses. Call now 888-465-6001 or 419-692-1435 ask for Shawn or Deb

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.



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ONLINE Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bid: $500 539 S Ohio Ave, Sidney 3BR 1BA 1,918 sf+/Bidding starts March 22 800.801.8003 Williams & Williams OH Broker: Dean C Williams Re Lic 2003017722 Auctioneer: Williams & Williams Auc Lic 2006000117







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Nostalgic appeal illuminates through this 3-4 bedroom/11⁄2 bath 2 story Home with view of the Big 4 Bridge. Hardwood floors, natural woodwork, spacious rooms, new kitchen flooring being installed, basement and garage with rear alley access. Don't miss this opportunity to own part of Sidney's Heritage @ only $99,900.



222 Cherokee Dr.

3 bedroom/11⁄2 bath brick ranch located close to shopping and restaurants. Awesome family room with stone fireplace and beamed cathedral ceilings. Some new laminate flooring. Garage with workshop area and private rear patio. Less than rent for only $99,900.

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2013 Baby Album (Babies born January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012)

Publication Date:

April 18, 2013 Deadline:

March 27, 2013 The album will be published in the April 18 edition of the




Weiss Josi Mae , 2011 August 8 ts


Paren iss & Kori We n so Ja Rossburg ts n Grandpare , Kenny & mer ra K am P da Weiss Leo & John & Bren , k o o C i d Can

* Twins are handled as Two photos * Enclose photo, form and $22.50

2013 Baby Album PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY - 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.)


FIREWOOD for sale. Split hardwood, $50 pick-up load. Minster, Shelby County. Easy to load. (419)628-3445 ANGUS BULLS, cows, heifers, (937)209-0911, (937)246-6374.

Calling all buyers....Two Exceptional OPEN HOUSES Sunday 1-3

N35C 2006 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD EXT CAB SLE, NADA $17,600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“GREVE PRICED”

TRACTOR. 1939-9N Ford Tractor with loader. John Deere 1944B Tractor, New paint, needs tires, 5 hit and miss engines, (937)492-5216

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

BATTERIES, New Trojan T-105, OE Black Box 6 volt Golf cart batteries. $89.99 while supplies last. (937)394-2223 MOVING SALE, Winco, portable generator, 5hp, 2500 watts, $300; electric lawn sprayer, pull behind, $50; oval wood dining room table, 3 boards, $115; 2 green upholstered office chairs, $50 (937)698-4758

RAINBOW CLEANER, Spring cleaning time! Bet you need one! I have one that can fit your needs. Just call (937)492-3297.

STICK WELDER, 225amp Hobart, $75. 26" lawn sweeper with pull hitch or push handle, $10. Call (937)667-6861.

COCKER SPANIEL mix puppies, 6 weeks old, free to good homes. Call (937)489-7759.

COCKER SPANIEL Puppies, AKC, 5 months old. Champion parents. 1 buff male, 1 black male. Very lovable, 2nd shots, dewormed. (937)773-6527

JACK RUSSELL, 2 adult females free to good homes, (937)622-0385

YORKIE-POO PUPS, two females left, will be ready March 14th. Will have first shorts. Taking deposits now. $250 (419)582-4211. AMMO, 223 Tulammo, 55 grain. Steel case, 500 rounds, $300, (937)538-0675 after 5pm

1993 HONDA Accord, 2 door beige sporty coupe, runs and shifts smoothly, automatic, easy on gas, $1395 (937)552-9986

2001 BUICK Century Custom, 142k miles, excellent condition inside and out! Well maintained, power windows, nonsmoker, $2800, (937)339-0059.

2004 BUICK Rendezvous CXL, AWD, 3.4L V6, 175k miles, all leather! Good condition, asking $4995, (937)726-3398 after 4pm.

2009 HONDA Civic, dark blue with grey interior, 39,700 miles. 4 cylinder, auto, 2 door, non smoking, perfect condition $13,500. (937)875-1615.

WANTED! Swap Meet vendors. March 16th, 17th 2013, Shelby County Fair Grounds, Sidney, Ohio. For more information call 1-888-557-3235

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classifieds that work .com 1977 HARLEY Davidson Superglide, 4 speed, low miles, strong, dependable, $5500. Call (937)498-9668. 1999 CHEVY, S10 Blazer, 4X4, 4 Door, 4.3 v6, auto, full power, ac, cd, super clean, after 6pm, weekends anytime, $2850, (937)451-2360 2000 FORD F350 Super Duty, red with tan leather interior, 76,000 miles. DRW, 7.3 liter, diesel, auto, Rhino liner, 5th wheel hitch, 5th wheel gate $15,000. (937)475-5191

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Request for Bids CITY OF SIDNEY, SIDNEY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Project No. 09620-02 Sealed bids will be received until 11:00 a.m. (local time), Wednesday, April 3, 2013, and then publicly opened and read in the Office of Sidney Public Transit, 413 S Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365 for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment, and performing all work necessary for the project CONSTRUCT RUNWAY 10/28 SHIFT at the Sidney Municipal Airport. Some of the major work items are: precast concrete culvert, earthwork, pavement milling, asphalt paving, pavement marking, and runway lighting and cabling.. Copies of the Bid Documents including Project Drawings and Technical Specifications are on file and may be inspected at: Sidney Public Transit, 413 S Vandemark Road, Sidney, Ohio, 45365, and Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc, 8101 N High ST, Suite 150, Columbus Ohio, 43235. A complete set of Bid Documents may be obtained from the above addresses for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 made payable to Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Contract questions shall be directed to Mr. Ben Cooley of Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc., at 1.614.468.1200 Voice or 1.614.854.0569 Fax. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Sidney Airport Terminal, 14833 Sidney-Plattsville Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid security pursuant to ORC Chapter 1305, in the form of either: a Bid Bond for the full amount of the Bid; or a certified check, cashier’s check or letter of credit in the amount equal to ten percent of the bid Bids may be held by the City of Sidney for a period not to exceed 90 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of evaluating bids prior to award of contract. The right is reserved, as City of Sidney may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received. This project is subject to the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act as amended. The Contractor is required to comply with wage and labor provisions and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the US Department of Labor. This project is subject to the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation. The owner has established a contract goal of 3.5 percent participation for small business concerns owned and controlled by qualified disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). The bidder shall make and document good faith efforts, as defined in Appendix A of 49 CFR Part 26, to meet the established goal. Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions: Equal Employment Opportunity and Goals for Minority and Female Participation – Executive Order 11246 and 41 CFR Part 60. Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities – 41 CFR Part 60. Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – 49 CFR Part 29. Foreign Trade Restriction – 49 CFR Part 30. Buy American Certificate – Aviation Safety and Capacity Act of 1990. By Order of the City of Sidney. Mar. 15, 22

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Rockets to face Africentric for state title BY KEN BARHORST COLUMBUS — It appeared that Orrville’s plan against the Anna Lady Rockets in the Division III state girls basketball semifinals was to just try and outscore them. Bad idea. Anna took advantage of a defense-less Orrville team to shoot 65 percent from the field, including 74 percent in the second half, to breeze to a surprisingly easy 80-59 rout before 5,000 fans at the Schottenstein Center Thursday. The win puts the Lady Rockets in the state championship game for the third year in a row, and they will take the court Saturday morning at 10:45 against a familiar foe — Columbus Africentric, which barely survived its semifinal against Fort Frye. Were it not for Africentric, Anna, now 25-4, would be going for its third straight DIII state championship Saturday. The Lady Nubians won in overtime last season. Orrville came into the game with one of the state’s best in Hannah Plybon, averaging 24 points a game and coming off a 42-point performance in the regional finals. She was as good as advertised, at least early on. But she had trouble finishing around the bucket and missed some free throws in the first half. She finished with 28, but many of those came after Anna had clearly established itself as the best team on the floor. “We took turns guarding her,” said Anna coach Jack Billing. “We started out with Erica (Huber) on her but she picked up two quick fouls. So

the half. Orrville made a little bit of noise to start the third quarter, but Billing’s bucket after a Plybon miss in close made it 58-41, and Huber’s breakaway made it 64-44 with 2:02 remaining in the period. It was 66-48 heading to the final period. “I didn’t think they would be able to do that,” said Orrville head coach Mark Alberts. “Get that many points in transition. So my hat’s off to them. They broke our press a lot better than I thought they would.” Anna finished 33-for-51 from the field for 64.7 percent and hit 14-for-23 at the line. Orrville was just 23-for-63 from the field for 30 percent, with Plybon just 10-for-25. Orrville hit 10-for-15 from the line. Anna outrebounded the Red Riders 35-31, and in addition to Billing, Bensman had eight rebounds and Huber, perhaps the smallest player on the floor, had seven, giving her a near triple-double. Plybon also had a doubleFor photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg double, with 11 rebounds to go ANNA’S EMILY Watercutter passes while being pressured by Orrville’s Noel Hartmann at with her 28 points. Columbus Thursday. we put our freshman (Avery Bensman) on her. She was so nervous this morning, but I told her ‘you can play defense.’ And I thought we did a decent job on her (Playbon)). Our kids kept working and working.” It helped that no one else on the Orrville squad showed that they could hurt the Lady Rockets, and with only Plybon scoring consistently in the first half — she had 17 of her team’s 33 points — Anna

steadily pulled away. According to the statistic sheet given to the media prior to the game, Orrville was giving up 47.1 points per game. Anna had 49 at the half, and making that, and the final tally of 80 even more remarkable, was that the Lady Rockets did not attempt a three-pointer the entire game.’ “I thought it we might have a 100-point state semifinal,” said Billing. “I thought maybe we should back it off, but I decided that’s who we are. We’re going to run and try to get easy baskets.” Sophomore Cayla Bensman had another outstanding game for the Lady Rockets, finishing with 26, and again she got her team off to a quick start with eight first-period points. She said after the game that she’s having fun, and that’s made all the difference. “I’m definitely feeling more comfortable out there,” she said. “Last year I didn’t have a good tournament, and I really had a bad championship game. And I didn’t feel like I was having fun. So I decided to just go out and play and let the game come to me. And have fun.” She was a phenomenal 12for-16 from the field, and again kissed many a shot off the backboard. “It’s kinda funny because when I was a freshman I got yelled at for not using the backboard,” she said. “I worked hard on that and now I love using it on my shots.” Her and senior standout Natalie Billing were a lethal one-two punch for the Lady Rockets. Billing finished with 29, but by her own admission, she didn’t have to work real hard to get those points. For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg “I have to give credit to my ANNA’S CAYLA Bensman drives around Orrville’s Triniti Hall in teammates,” she said. “They broke the press and got me Columbus Thursday.

the ball under the basket. I was just open. It really made my job a lot easier.” She finished with a doubledouble for the second game in a row, also pulling down 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Rockets. And Huber was instrumental in the points racked up by Billing and Bensman as she dished out 10 assists to go with eight points, including 6for-6 from the free throw line. The Lady Rockets rolled to a 26-18 lead after a quarter, then increased it to 49-33 at

Anna (80) Huber 1-6-8; Blankenship 1-0-2; Billing 12-5-29; C. Bensman 12-2-26; Noffsinger 2-0-4; A. Bensman 4-1-9; Ch. Bensman 1-0-2. Totals: 33-14-80. Orrville (59) Davault 6-0-13; Plybon 10-7-28; Reusser 4-2-11; Sims 1-0-2; Hall 2-04; Wright 0-1-1. Totals: 23-10-59. Score by quarters: Anna .......................26 49 66 80 Orrville ...................18 33 48 59 Three-pointers: Anna 0, Orrville 3 (Davault, Plybon, Reusser). Records: Anna 25-4, Orrville 263. Next game: Saturday, 10:45 a.m., state championship game vs. Columbus Africentric at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

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ANNA’S AVERY Bensman passes the ball while being followed by Orrville’s Shamaya Sims in Columbus Thursday.

Morse homers twice, M’s beat Reds 8-7 PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Morse made the Mariners out of camp five years ago thanks to big offensive production in spring training. Now he’s back, and even though he’s a big league regular, he’s still having another fruitful spring for Seattle. Morse hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Mariners back from a six-run deficit for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday in spring training. Morse’s 3-for-3 afternoon included a double and run scored in the second

inning. He hit his first two-run shot in the fourth off Reds starter Homer Bailey and connected for his second tworun shot in the fifth off reliever Clay Hensley. Morse is 11-for-31 in spring training and leads the team in home runs with five. “Didn’t try to do too much, and got good results,” Morse said. He was most satisfied with his double, an atbat in which he made an adjustment to a two-strike curveball. “I’m always working. I’m always trying to fine-tune my swing, fine-

tune my defense or offense, whatever it could be,” Morse said. “It’s good to get results, no matter what time of year it is. My at-bats are starting to become quality at-bats in a row.” Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak added two hits and an RBI each for Seattle, which snapped a four-game losing streak. “Too much Morse,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Those balls were hit like a 2-iron.” Catcher Mike Zunino, the Mariners’ first-round draft pick in

2012, hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning. Bailey allowed three runs on six hits in four innings. Zack Cozart had two hits including a two-run single in the fourth inning and Chris Heisey had two hits for the Reds. “Got a lot of ground balls, which is something we were looking for,” Bailey said. “One pitch, kind of left it middle, and it hasn’t landed yet.” All-Star first baseman Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with a run scored before being replaced after three innings.


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Browns building while rivals fading BY GUY CIPRIANO AP Exchange If you can’t beat ‘em, then raid ‘em. And Cleveland pro sports teams are doing plenty of raiding these days. The Browns added a significant piece this week by signing a 6-foot4, 270-pound linebacker who will need FedEx to ship his Super Bowl ring to Lou Groza Boulevard. Paul Kruger earned the ring playing for the Baltimore Ravens, a defense-first organization known for finding co-existing parts. With his parents, Paul and Jennifer, sitting in the corner of a cramped interview room, CEO Joe Banner adjusting a pesky water bottle cap and a coach unknown outside of Northeast Ohio flanking him, Kruger dumped the Ravens during a news conference Wednesday. The reasons for this breakup are obvious.

After agreeing to a $120 million deal with quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens needed to avoid the salary cap police. “I was pretty aware that I was going to be somewhere else,” Kruger said. Enter the Browns. An organization with a chronically sore neck from gazing up at the Ravens in the AFC North standings opened the free agency period, which started Tuesday, holding more than $45 million in salary cap space. Nothing temporarily cures self-inflicted maladies like big purchases. The Browns signed Kruger for $41 million, which roughly equates to the daily profits of the Jimmy Haslam-owned Pilot Flying J truck stops along Interstate 80. Toss in Haslam’s truck stops along Intestate 70, and you get Desmond Bryant, the

Harvard-educated defensive tackle the Browns will introduce Thursday. Bryant, who agreed to a five-year, $34 million deal, recently played for the Oakland Raiders. So, business is good in Berea. The Ravens appear weaker. The Browns appear stronger. The Steelers are coping with the shock of missing the playoffs. The Bengals are waiting for Sunday’s paper to see which players and agents are offering discounts. Kruger knows the AFC North well, having spent his entire fouryear career with the Ravens. In some ways, he served as a defensive specialist for the Ravens, helping veterans Ray Lewis and TerSuggs chase rell quarterbacks. He played his best football at the ideal time, collecting 4 1/2 sacks in the postseason. His good

fortune continued when the Browns, whose outside linebacker situation resembled a gaping sinkhole, hired 3-4 proponent Ray Horton as defensive coordinator. “We talked early on about wanting an attacking style of defense and the kind of personnel that embodies that,” coach Rob Browns Chudzinski said. “Paul is the perfect example of that type of player.” Kruger also embodies the type of athlete landing in Cleveland. The Browns’ freeagency splurge follows a winter during which the Indians signed Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn for a combined $104 million. Swisher and Bourn, an engaging duo with winning pedigrees, whiffed a combined 296 times last season. The only whiffing in defensive football involves missing an open field tackle or celebra-

tory hand and arm gesticulations following sacks. But Kruger, like Swisher and Bourn, arrives in Cleveland with holes in his game. The Ravens didn’t use Kruger on every defensive snap. Getting to the quarterback becomes easier when Lewis, Suggs, Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata are standing on the same field. Nobody knows whether Kruger can shed 300pound blockers for 60 minutes. Swisher and Bourn also served as auxiliary parts on powerful teams. Swisher batted in a New York Yankees’ lineup featuring Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Jason Heyward, Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman Martin Prado and helped Michael Bourn scored 96 runs for the Atlanta Braves last season. Are athletes such as

Kruger, Swisher and Bourn products of polished systems? Or are they ready to blossom into performers capable of carrying a team? “I want to be somebody that can be in the lineup the whole game,” Kruger said. “I think I have been deemed as a pass-rusher only. I want to show people that I can be a complete player.” Cleveland’s football and baseball teams spent a combined $179 million on four athletes. That kind of money can repair a few crumbling bridges — or at least the pedestrian walkway spanning Interstate 90 a dump-truck careless driver toppled last weekend. The Browns aren’t rebuilding a bridge. They are simply making football investments. Sometimes the investments look better when your neighbors begin to show cracks.

Sidney native named women’s wrestling coach CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Former All-Navy wrestling head coach and USA Wo m e n ’s W o r l d Team assistant Lee Miracle has been named the Miracle f i r s t women’s wrestling coach at Campbellsville University. Miracle is a native of Sidney. Miracle first caught wind of the addition of a women’s wrestling program at CU while coaching the All-Navy Team at

the Military World Championships last winter, and inquired about the job. “Starting a women’s program from scratch is a wonderful opportunity, and I’m blessed to have it. I get to build it the way I want, and I get to recruit the student-athletes that I want, and I think we’ll be successful in a fairly short period,” Miracle said. Miracle began his recruiting search immediately, gaining a verbal commitment for 2014 from his daughter Kayla, a junior at Culver Academy (Ind.), and has several “high-caliber”

student-athletes already expressing interest in the program. Kayla Miracle is a 2012 silver medalist at the World Championships and became the first female wrestler to compete in the Indiana State Championships in 2012. “My phone has been blowing up,” Miracle said. “In my limited experience, if you can get a girl to come here on a visit, then that girl is going to come here and come to school. I loved it, and my daughter loved it. To quote Kayla, ‘I couldn’t find one thing wrong with the school,’ and she was looking.”

Miracle’s first recruiting trip will be March 28-31 at the USA Wrestling Women’s Folk Style Nationals in Oklahoma City. His goal is to have a roster of 15 to 20 student-athletes for the 2013-2014 season, and hopes to plan to grow the roster to at least 25 members in 2014-15. A Navy veteran of more than 20 years, Miracle has also spent the last 20 years coaching wrestling at all levels. He joined the USA Women’s World Team in 2011 as a volunteer coach for the team’s trip to the world champi-

onships in Hungary and became assistant coach for the 2012 championships in Azerbaijan. He also coached both freestyle and GrecoRoman wrestling as head coach of the AllNavy Team since 2011, a team that features active Sailors within the Navy to compete at the Armed Forces tournament and Military World Championships. Wrestling runs in the Miracle family. A native of Sidney, Miracle wrestled one year at Heidelberg College before joining the Navy. In addition to Kayla, his oldest son, Shawn, is a wrestler

at Army, while his two youngest, Hope (10) and Cale (8), also are active youth wrestlers. In addition to his national coaching work, Miracle has also worked to begin youth organizations in Indiana and Washington D.C., most recently with the Hoosier Elite Academy in Bloomington, Ind. Campbellsville University women’s wrestling will become the university’s 25th intercollegiate sports program and will compete in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association beginning in 2013-14.

Archbold, 6-3, sr., 14.6; Derek Drewes, Defiance Tinora, 6-0, jr., 14.5; Lance Foor, Paulding, 6-3, sr., 15.9; Martyce Kimbrough, Lima Central Cath., 6-0, jr., 13.5. Player of the year: T.J. Metzger, Ottawa-Glandorf. Coach of the year: Jim Linder, Haviland Wayne Trace. SECOND TEAM: Michael Rosebrook, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-4, sr., 12.9; Justin Meek, Carey, 5-11, sr., 16.0; Dalton Sinn, Haviland Wayne Trace, 6-4, sr., 11.7; Cory Mossing, Metamora Evergreen, 6-0, sr., 16.2; Camreon Mack, Ontario, 62, jr., 14.4; Dane Held, New London, 6-0, sr., 16.1. THIRD TEAM: Mitch Linhart, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6.3, sr., 9.4; Tre'on Johnson, Lima Central Cath., 5-9, sr., 11.8; Aaron Casey, Huron, 6-4, sr., 11.0; Connor Bowen, Millbury Lake, 5-11, soph., 14.6; Ben Hahler, Attica Seneca East, 64, sr., 16.0; Austin Bruns, Coldwater, 6-4, sr., 16.2. Area Special Mention Derek Goecke, Spencerville; Derek Goecke, Spencerville; Ben Bowers, Spencerville; Trey Smith, Delphos Jefferson. DIVISION IV FIRST TEAM: Eric Cellier, Tol. Christian, 6-2, sr., 21.7; Zach Garber, Vanlue, 6-10, sr., 23.0; Ben Riehle, Edgerton, 6-4, sr., 18.5; Curtis Giese, Delphos St. John's, 5-10, sr., 20.4; Brandyn Reinhart, New Riegel, 5-11, sr., 21.3; Kyle Stahl, St. Henry, 6-4, sr., 18.5; Wade Gelhaus, Fort Recovery, 6-2, jr., 19.3. Player of the year: Zach Garber, Vanlue. Coach of the year: Eric Rosenbeck, St. Henry. SECOND TEAM: Austin Adams, Oregon Cardinal Stritch, 63, soph., 21.0; Lucas Janowicz, Tol. Ottawa Hills, 6-4, sr., 17.2; Devin Mangas, Leipsic, 6-1, sr., 16.9; Will Vorhees, Columbus Grove, 6-6, jr., 16.0; Dalton Perry, Old Fort, 6-2, sr., 17.6; Elijah Kahlig, Fort Recovery, 6-2, jr., 19.3; Carson Manger, New Bremen, 6-2, soph., 14.3. THIRD TEAM: Dave Brown, Tol. Maumee Valley, 5-6, sr., 18.5; Andrew Hunter, Arlington, 5-9, jr., 13.0; Ross Kaufman, Miller City, 60, sr., 16.8; Austin Horstman, Kalida, 6-4, sr., 15.0; Jalen Dancer, Pioneer North Central, 5-9, sr., 16.5; Connor McCreary, North Robinson Colonel Crawford, 5-10, jr., 14.2; Denarius Harris, Sandusky St. Mary, 6-4, jr., 17.0; Cole Davidson, Old Fort, 6-1, sr., 17.4; Ryan Mikesell, St. Henry, 6-5, soph., 14.2. Area Special Mention Devon Poeppelman, Minster; Jake Allen, New Knoxville; Justin Kroehler, Lima Temple Christian; Jared Poling, Lima Perry; Lee Turner, Waynesfield Goshen; Dylan Hunsicker, Upper Scioto Valley; Ryan Buescher, Delphos St. John's; Luke Schwieterman, New Bremen; Justin Heitkamp, New Bremen; Luke Knapke, Maria Stein Marion Local; Adam Bertke, Maria Stein Marion Local.


Ryan Buescher, Delphos, senior; Wade Gelhaus, Fort Recovery, senior Elijah Kahlig, Fort Recovery, junior Devon Poeppelman, Minster, senior Carson Manger, New Bremen, sophomore Jake Allen, New Knoxville, senior Kyle Stahl, St. Henry, senior Ryan Mikesell, St. Henry, sophomore Chad Winner, Versailles, senior Kyle Ahrens, Versailles, sophomore Player of the Year — Geise Co-Coaches of the Year — Aarn Elwer, Delphos; Eric Rosenbeck, St. Henry

SECOND TEAM Adam Bertke, Marion Local, junior Luke Knapke, Marion Local, sophomore Adam Niemeyer, Minster, senior Luke Schwieterman, New Bremen, senior Justin Heitkamp, New Bremen, senior Parker Manger, New Bremen, senior Matt Heindel, Parkway, junior Honorable mention — Damian Richard, Versailles; Ethan Wolf, Minster; Ben Homan, New Bremen; Andrew Arnett, New Knoxville, Derek Thobe, Coldwater; Eric Clark, Delphos; Ben Dilworth, Fort Recovery; Alex Post, St. Henry.

SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL All-NW District 2013 Northwest All-District Girls Basketball List GIRLS DIVISION II FIRST TEAM: Cha'Ron Sweeney, Tol. Rogers, 5-2, sr., 14.6; Emily Ruhe, Lima Bath, 6-0, sr., 14.9; Amanda Cahill, Clyde, 6-1, jr., 22.2; Carly Santoro, Bellevue, 5-9, soph., 25.4; Emma Hostetler, Shelby, 5-9, sr., 20.2. Player of the year: Amanda Cahill, Clyde. Coach of the year: Ryan Orshoski, Bellevue. SECOND TEAM: K'Shawna Barnett, Tol. Woodward, 5-9, jr., 21.0; Sasha Dailey, Tol. Rogers, 5-8, jr., 11.7; Alyssa Reed, Wauseon, 5-7, sr., 13.9; Kylee Bader, Celina, 5-7, sr., 13.3; Katie Stahl, Celina, 5-10, sr., 10.0; Tiffany Colston, Port Clinton, 5-10, jr., 14.6. THIRD TEAM: Britt Lauck, Lima Shawnee, 5-7, sr., 14.9; Shannon Ebert, Sandusky Perkins, 6-0, sr., 11.5; Breanne Michaels, Clyde, 5-9, jr., 12.6; Hope Thorbahn, Port Clinton, 5-10, jr., 13.7; Devon Murray, Shelby, 6-1, sr., 14.0; Laura Danoff, Willard, 6-1, sr., 9.0. Area Special Mention Nicole Brown, Wapakoneta; Hillary Heiby, Celina; Sara Warner, Wapakoneta. DIVISION III FIRST TEAM: Taylor Graboski, Upper Sandusky, 6-1, jr., 17.4; Rachel Myers, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 5-7, jr., 15.6; Brittany Gross, Bloomdale Elmwood, 5-8, sr., 13.9; Cassidy Wyse, Archbold, 5-10, jr., 14.1; Theresa Jackson, Collins Western Reserve, 5-9, sr., 16.6. Player of the year: Cassidy Wyse, Archbold. Coach of the year: Brenda Friend, Collins Western Reserve. SECOND TEAM: Katie Simon, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 60, soph., 18.0; Ciara Albright, Genoa, 5-7, jr., 16.1; Brigan Wymer, Delta, 5-7, soph., 20.9; Macey Sheerer, Bucyrus, 5-7, jr., 17.5; Emily Wood, Ontario, 5-10, sr., 15.0; Paige Brady, Bucyrus Wynford, 5-8, sr., 11.1. THIRD TEAM: Kristen Curtis, Bloomdale Elmwood, 5-9, jr., 12.4; Jesse Fidler, Archbold, 5-9, jr., 8.3; Kaycee Rowe, Lafayette Allen East, 5-9, jr., 11.4; Sarah Kanney, Coldwater, 5-7, soph., 13.0; Natalie Robson, Collins Western Reserve, 5-10, sr., 13.6; Renee Stimpert, Ashland Crestview, 5-8, fresh., 20.4. Special Mention Meredith Shepherd, Lima Central Cath.DIVISION IV FIRST TEAM: Miranda Palmer, Arcadia, 5-6, sr., 21.7; Kelsey Tietje, Hamler Patrick Henry, 6-3, sr., 18.0; Abby Siefker, Ottoville, 6-2, sr., 17.1; Kaylee Patton, Waynesfield-Goshen, 5-9, sr., 26.5; Nickyla Garverick, North Robinson Colonel Crawford, 6-1, sr., 21.3; Randa Payne, Mansfield St. Peter's, 5-9, sr., 22.6; Haley Horstman, New Knoxville, 5-8,

jr., 16.9. Player of the year: Abby Siefker, Ottoville. Coaches of the year: Randy Baker, Arcadia; Dave Kleman, Ottoville. SECOND TEAM: Darian Westmeyer, Tol. Christian, 5-8, jr., 15.6; Melissa Michel, Miller City, 510, sr., 17.8; Hannah Tong, Carey, 62, sr., 14.5; Amber Gerdeman, Leipsic, 6-1, jr., 12.0; Taylor Willeke, Ada, 5-7, sr., 16.4; Marissa Myles, Holgate, 6-0, jr., 13.0; Kasey Adelsperger, Sycamore Mohawk, 58, jr., 11.7; Chelsea Winner, Maria Stein Marion Local, 5-11, sr., 15.0. THIRD TEAM: Cassandra Hohman, Bascom HopewellLoudon, 6-0, sr., 14.7; Colleen Fondessy, Fostoria St. Wendelin, 511, sr., 17.4; Conner Varner, Stryker, 5-9, jr., 18.9; Sydney Stoll, Edon, 54, sr., 18.3; Ashton Daniel, Attica Seneca East, 5-6, sr., 17.5; Bridget Geiger, Minster, 5-10, sr., 14.4; Tori Lennartz, Fort Recovery, 5-9, soph., 16.0; Paige Lehman, New Knoxville, 5-10, jr., 10.2. Special Mention Lexi Davis, Lima Perry; Aspen Rose, Upper Scioto Valley; Ali Goldsmith, Upper Scioto Valley; Kelsey Fiely, Fort Recovery; Allie Thobe, Marion Local; Brooke Winner, Maria Stein Marion Local; Haley Moeller, New Bremen; Kyla Otting, New Bremen; Meg Reineke, New Knoxville. —— BOYS DIVISION II FIRST TEAM: Vitto Brown, Bowling Green, 6-8, sr., 23.7; Jordan Lauf, Napoleon, 6-5, sr., 21.6; Dakota Mathias, Elida, 6-4, jr., 25.5; Nic Williams, Sandusky Perkins, 64, jr., 19.4; Taren Sullivan, Lima Bath, 6-4, jr., 15.7. Players of the year: Vitto Brown, Bowling Green; Dakota Mathias, Elida. Coach of the year: Doug Davis, Lima Bath. SECOND TEAM: Derek Gray, Clyde, 5-9, jr., 20.2; Collin Bzovi, Wauseon, 6-3, sr., 18.0; Garet Fledderjohann, St. Marys Memorial, 59, sr., 19.9; Mason Willeke, Lexington, 6-0, sr., 19.6; A.C. Limes, Tontogany Otsego, 6-4, sr., 15.6; Jalen Santoro, Bellevue, 6-0, sr., 18.6. THIRD TEAM: Trey Guilliam, Defiance, 5-11, jr., 14.1; Ridge Winand, Bellville Clear Fork, 6-0, jr., 19.0; Jermul Richardson, Tol. Scott, 6-2, sr., 16.4; Alex Greve, Wapakoneta, 6-0, sr., 11.7; Grant Fenner, Shelby, 6-4, sr., 17.0; Brandon Smith, Sandusky Perkins, 6-4, sr., 16.2. Area Special Mention Ryan Hoyng, Celina; Cole Chambers, Lima Bath; Conner Rockhold, Lima Bath; Logan Rockhold, Lima Bath; Travis Bertram, Wapakoneta; Matt Buschur, Celina. DIVISION III FIRST TEAM: T.J. Metzger, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-1, sr., 16.9; Ryan Geise, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-0, jr., 13.5; Tyson Dietrich,

All-Northwest Central Conference girls Basketball FIRST TEAM Player of the Year – Kaylee Patton, Waynesfield-Goshen Coach of the Year – Ted Patton, Waynesfield-Goshen Lexi Davis - Perry Marie Conley, Fairbanks Michaela Henderson - Fairbanks Aspen Rose - USV Ali Goldsmith - USV SECOND TEAM Abbie Patton - Perry Paxton Flugga – Marion Catholic Abbie VanHorn – WaynesfieldGoshen Maura Greisheimer – Upper Scioto Valley Lidia Turner – WaynesfieldGoshen Honorable Mention Fairbanks – Brittany Walk, Jordan Ziegler Marion Catholic – Mikala Botz, Maddie Severns Perry – Alexis Young, Kaitlyn Cox Ridgemont – Chelsea Zachman, Aislinn McCollough Riverside – Brooke Hickey, Monica Hurley Temple Christian – Taylor Zwiebel, Zeke Bolin Upper Scioto Valley – Bree Mullins Waynesfield-Goshen – Sydney Buffenbarger, Kindsey SalyerWatts —— Boys basketball FIRST TEAM Player of the Year – Justin Kroehler, Temple Christian Coach of the Year – Bruce Bowman, Temple Christian Jared Poling - Perry Phillip Gibson, Fairbanks Lee Turner – WaynesfieldGoshen Dylan Hunsicker – Upper Scioto Valley Dalton Bollinger – Riverside SECOND TEAM Bruce Hodges - Perry Tyler Tillman - Ridgemont Evan Sutton – Temple Christian Shane Rofe – Upper Scioto Valley Andrew Rhoad – Temple Christian Honorable Mention Fairbanks – Ian Follmer, Jacob Adkins Marion Catholic – Zach Langley-Maddy, Lane Flowers Perry – Raheem Johnson, Immanuel Luster Ridgemont – Josh Corbin, Cody Seiler Riverside – Luke Green, Kolt Shough Temple Christian – Taylor Zwiebel, Zeke Bolon Upper Scioto Valley – Lane Hurley, Woody Prater Waynesfield-Goshen – Dylan Little, Lake Turner

All-MAC boys All-Midwest Athletic Conference Boys Basketball FIRST TEAM Austin Bruns, Coldwater, senior Curtis Geise, Delphos St. John’s, senior

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